or


    [tuesday, august 30, 2011]    
show: all posts | rants & reviews | interviews | ratings | video
[08/30/11 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 30
Updates include: "Da Brick" a go at HBO; Showtime to adapat Stephen King's "Under the Dome"; and "Da Vinci's Demons" eyes pickup at Starz.

[08/30/11 - 04:48 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Closer," "Rizzoli & Isles" Remain Most-Watched
Plus: MTV's "Ridiculousness" and Discovery's "American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior" post strong numbers.

[08/30/11 - 04:45 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: MTV Gets Huge Results from "VMAs," "Jersey Shore"
Said duo posts a 6.2 and 4.4 rating, respectively, among adults 18-49.

[08/30/11 - 04:42 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Disney Quartet Tops Viewers
Plus: Syfy's "WWE Smackdown" and History's "American Restoration" split the demo lead.

[08/30/11 - 04:13 PM]
MTV's All New Monday Night Line-Up Scores Killer Ratings
MTV spins the numbers for Monday, August 29.

[08/30/11 - 01:25 PM]
History(R) Continues Ratings Success with Best Summer of All Time
History spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/30/11 - 12:16 PM]
"Bedlam" Joins BBC America's Supernatural Saturday Lineup
Plus: watch the trailer for the newcomer, premiering Saturday, October 1 on the cable channel.

[08/30/11 - 12:01 PM]
A&E Finishes Best August in Network History
A&E spins the numbers for the month of August.

[08/30/11 - 11:41 AM]
Disney Channel Scorches the Competition in Summer 2011
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/30/11 - 11:27 AM]
Disney XD Sizzles to its Biggest Summer on Record
Disney XD spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/30/11 - 11:12 AM]
ABC Family Sizzles to Record Levels in Prime in Summer 2011
ABC Family spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/30/11 - 10:58 AM]
"The Closer," "Rizzoli & Isles" and "Falling Skies" Claim All of Basic Cable's Top 10 Drama Telecasts for the Month
Turner spins the numbers for the week of August 22-28.

[08/30/11 - 10:46 AM]
ABC Ranks No. 1 for Summer 2011 Among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 22-28.

[08/30/11 - 10:29 AM]
CBS #1 for the Week in Viewers, Demos; "Big Brother" Momentum Continues
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 22-28.

[08/30/11 - 09:46 AM]
Back-to-Back Episodes of "Hell's Kitchen" Highlight FOX's Week of August 22-28
FOX spins the numbers for the week of August 22-28.

[08/30/11 - 09:36 AM]
History Announces Additional Cast - Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe and Mare Winningham - to Join Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton in "The Hatfields and McCoys"
Plus: Kevin Reynolds - "Red Dawn," "The Count of Monte Cristo," "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" - has signed on to direct the project.

[08/30/11 - 09:32 AM]
EPIX to Simulcast MTV2's Live Coverage of "Bellator Fighting Championships" in High-Definition for New Season Beginning September 10
Bellator's 5th season premieres with Bellator 49 from Caesar's in Atlantic City, featuring four quarterfinal welterweight tournament bouts.

[08/30/11 - 09:26 AM]
Hub TV Network Launches New Original Series "The Game of Life" and "Scrabble Showdown"
They'll be joined by the popular syndicated series "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"

[08/30/11 - 08:53 AM]
"Kendra" Premieres Sunday, September 25 at 11:00 PM Following the Series Premiere of E!'s New One-Hour Docu-Series "Dirty Soap" at 10:00 PM ET/PT
The Baskett family finally "slide into home" in their new LA digs following years of cross-country moves.

[08/30/11 - 08:47 AM]
ABC Tops Monday/"Bachelor Pad" is the Most-Watched TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 29.

[08/30/11 - 08:40 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hell's Kitchen" Matches Season High
While FOX is tops among adults 18-49, ABC is the most-watched network last night.

[08/30/11 - 08:22 AM]
FEARnet Casts Dee Snider ("Twisted Sister") and Oderus Urungus ("GWAR") As Series Regulars For Horror-Comedy "Holliston"
The original multi-camera comedy is billed as "The Big Bang Theory" meets "Evil Dead II."

[08/30/11 - 08:13 AM]
Cartoon Network and Hasbro Celebrate New Season of "Star Wars(TM): The Clone Wars(TM)" with Fan Sweepstakes
Fans can enter for a chance to win one of 500 Hasbro "Star Wars Ultimate FX Lightsabers" to be given away over a two-week period.

[08/30/11 - 08:12 AM]
truTV Calls for More "South Beach Tow" as Series Prepares for Wednesday Night's Summer Finale
The summer finale will air tomorrow night, while 13 new episodes are slated to begin in early 2012.

[08/29/11 - 11:37 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Happy Endings" Co-Star Casey Wilson
Part eight of eight from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[08/29/11 - 11:36 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Happy Endings" Co-Star Damon Wayans, Jr.
Part seven of eight from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[08/29/11 - 11:35 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Happy Endings" Co-Star Adam Pally
Part six of eight from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[08/29/11 - 11:34 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Happy Endings" Co-Star Zachary Knighton
Part five of eight from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[08/29/11 - 11:33 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Happy Endings" Executive Producer Jonathan Groff
Part four of eight from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[08/29/11 - 11:32 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Happy Endings" Co-Star Elisha Cuthbert
Part three of eight from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[08/29/11 - 11:31 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Happy Endings" Co-Star Eliza Coupe
Part two of eight from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[08/29/11 - 11:30 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Happy Endings" Creator David Caspe
Part one of eight from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[08/29/11 - 10:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 29
Updates include: literary heroes April Woo, Evert Backstrom land at CBS, FOX; Christina Millian eyes ABC's "Maid in Miami"; and Chris Hardwick to host potential AMC talk show.

[08/29/11 - 06:49 PM]
ABC Announces Celebrity Cast for New Season of "Dancing With the Stars"
David Arquette, Chaz Bono, Kristin Cavallari, Nancy Grace, Carson Kressley, Ricki Lake and Chynna Phillips are among those set for the new season, due Monday, September 19.

[08/29/11 - 02:38 PM]
Vikings, Puppies, Babies, Phobias & Bigfoot Bound for Animal Planet in October
Upcoming entries include "Viking Wilderness," "Puppies vs. Babies," "My Extreme Animal Phobia" and "Finding Bigfoot: The Squatchiest Place on Earth."

[08/29/11 - 02:26 PM]
The 2011 Video Music Awards Score Biggest Audience Ever in MTV History
MTV spins the numbers for Sunday, August 28.

[08/29/11 - 02:11 PM]
Lifetime Ships "Roseanne's Nuts" to Fridays at 10:00/9:00c
The newcomer, which had been airing on Wednesday nights at 9:00/8:00c, hit a series low last week.

[08/29/11 - 01:57 PM]
Animal Planet Premieres All-New Episodes of "Animal Cops: Houston"
The franchise returns with a primetime special Wednesday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/29/11 - 11:48 AM]
DIY Network Hammers Home Great Ideas for Indoor Renovations With Six Original Primetime Series and Five New Experts This Fall
Newcomers include "I Hate My Bath," "The Adam Carolla Project," "Kitchen Crashers," "Million Dollar Contractor," "Brothers On Call" and "I Want That."

[08/29/11 - 11:06 AM]
TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles" Scores Season High With 9.1 Million Viewers
TNT further spins the numbers for Monday, August 8.

[08/29/11 - 10:49 AM]
Chad Michael Murray Returns to "One Tree Hill"
He'll make a guest appearance in his original role as Lucas Scott during the final season.

[08/29/11 - 10:37 AM]
GSN Announces An All-New "Dog Park Superstars" One-Hour Special
Ben Gleib joins Laura Nativo as co-host of the special, airing Sunday, September 25 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/29/11 - 10:27 AM]
Get An Exclusive "Grey's Anatomy" Sneak Peek With Shazamable ABC Promo
Over the coming weeks new content will also be added to the Shazam tag result, including a music video by Scars on 45 and more scenes from the hit show.

[08/29/11 - 09:58 AM]
TLC Takes Viewers to A Higher Level With All-New Series "Long Island Medium"
The eight-episode series, featuring Theresa Caputo, premieres Sunday, September 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/29/11 - 09:53 AM]
CLOO Premieres First Original True-Crime Series "Killer Instinct" Saturday, September 17 at 9/8c Followed by "Dateline on CLOO" at 10/9c
Mark Safarik, a retired FBI profiler, hosts the newcomer.

[08/29/11 - 09:53 AM]
Disney Channel Orders Third Season of Hit Comedy Series "Good Luck Charlie"
Plus: "Good Luck Charlie" has also inspired a Disney Channel Original Movie, "Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!," set to premiere in December.

[08/29/11 - 09:46 AM]
Hollywood Boards Sheen's Crazy Train! The First Wave Of Roasters Announced for The "Comedy Central Roast Of Charlie Sheen"
Anthony Jeselnik, Harvey Levin, Steve-O, Jeffrey Ross and Mike Tyson are on tap for the September 19 broadcast.

[08/29/11 - 09:33 AM]
Big Balls, Pigeons and (Of Course) Lots and Lots of Duct Tape, When New Fall Season of "MythBusters" Premieres Wednesday, September 28 at 9PM ET/PT
Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara are all back with new episodes.

[08/29/11 - 09:15 AM]
Emmy(R) Award Winner Kathy Griffin Takes on Television's Biggest Night for TV Guide Network
"Kathy Griffin's Emmys Aftermath," a one-hour special, premieres Monday, September 19 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/29/11 - 09:05 AM]
ABC Scores its Top Summer Sunday with Regular Programming
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 28.







  [august 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[08/16/17 - 12:11 PM]
OWN Announces New Drama Series from Academy Award-Winning "Moonlight" Writer/Producer Tarell Alvin McCraney
Haunted by the death of his closest friend, and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty, a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out.

[08/16/17 - 11:44 AM]
Lifetime's Twisted Secrets September Features the Premieres of the Movies "Ten" Starring China Anne McClain, Vampire Flick "Drink, Slay, Love" from Producer Bella Thorne and "Sea Change" Based on the YA New York Times Bestseller
Based on the teen horror novel by Gretchen McNeil, "Ten" is the story of a weekend retreat gone wrong.

[08/16/17 - 11:41 AM]
Video: Watch the New Trailer for TNT's "Good Behavior"
The new season will premiere Sunday, October 15, now at the later time of 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/17 - 10:09 AM]
TLC's "My Giant Life" Returns with a Brand-New Season of Tall Tales to Tell on Sunday, September 17th at 10/9c
Haleigh, Alicia Jay, Katja, Lindsay, Krista and Coco will take viewers inside their everyday lives as they deal with issues that far surpass height than ever before.

[08/16/17 - 10:05 AM]
Joy Nash Cast as Lead in AMC's Upcoming Series "Dietland"
Set against the backdrop of the beauty industry, this part-character drama and part-revenge fantasy explores society's obsession with weight loss and beauty in a bold, original and wickedly entertaining way.

[08/16/17 - 10:00 AM]
Carlton Cuse Signs Multiyear Pact with ABC Studios
Under the Genre Arts banner, Cuse will develop projects and collaborate with other writers to bring their visions to the screen under the new agreement.

[08/16/17 - 09:01 AM]
USA Network and Universal Cable Productions Confirm Spinoff Pilot Starring Gina Torres to Air in the Current Season of "Suits"
When Jessica Pearson is forced to enter the dirty world of Chicago politics, she must rely on her legal wits and valiant relationships from Pearson Specter Litt to navigate this unknown territory.

[08/16/17 - 08:23 AM]
An All-New Season of "Victoria" Premieres January 14, 2018 on "Masterpiece" on PBS
More than 16.2 million viewers tuned in for "Victoria's" premiere season, making it the highest-rated drama on PBS in 20 years - second only to "Downton Abbey."

[08/16/17 - 08:17 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Continues Its Win Streak
The Peacock, powered by "America's Got Talent," has won Tuesday night for 13 consecutive weeks.

[08/15/17 - 01:43 PM]
Julian McMahon Joins Cast of Hulu Original Series, "Marvel's Runaways"
While his origins and ultimate intentions are unknown, McMahon will be a pivoltal player in the Runaways' rebellion against their parents.

[08/15/17 - 01:14 PM]
Showtime Sports(R) to Chronicle the 2017 United States Naval Academy Football Team with Weekly Docu-Series "A Season with Navy Football"
After chronicling The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Florida State Seminoles in its first two seasons, the original franchise returns to reveal a vastly different picture of student-athlete life.

[08/15/17 - 11:21 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Newest "Garage Sale Mystery Month" Premiere Scores as Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Telecast in Network History
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 7-13.

[08/15/17 - 11:20 AM]
Video: Netflix Announces the Launch Date and Debuts Trailer for Original Documentary Short "Resurface"
The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Mention and will launch globally on Netflix on September 1.

[08/15/17 - 10:44 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Calls All Aboard with "Mighty Cruise Ships" and "Mighty Trains"
Look for both series back-to-back beginning Sunday, September 3 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/15/17 - 10:31 AM]
2017 "NFL on CBS" Broadcast Pairings Feature Five New Teams Led by New Lead Announce Team of Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson
Beth Mowins will become the first woman to ever call play-by-play for the network's NFL games when she teams with new game analyst Jay Feely to call Cleveland-Indianapolis on September 24.