or


    [friday, april 13, 2012]    
show: all posts | rants & reviews | interviews | ratings | video
[04/13/12 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 13
Updates include: Tom Hanks to develop Philip Kerr's "Berlin Noir" trilogy at HBO; Tricia O'Kelley reports to "Downwardly Mobile" at NBC; and Jesse Eisenberg to drop by Aaron Sorkin's "Newsroom" at HBO.

[04/13/12 - 03:26 PM]
ABC Family Presents the Basic Cable Premiere of "Where the Wild Things Are," Sunday, April 29 at 10:00PM ET/PT
The film, from director Spike Jonze, brought Maurice Sendak's beloved book to the big screen.

[04/13/12 - 03:24 PM]
Ryan Seacrest to Host "FOX's 25th Anniversary Special"
Plus: Hugh Laurie, Kelsey Grammer and Tommy Davidson are the latest talent set to appear.

[04/13/12 - 03:22 PM]
Ellen Burstyn to Star Opposite Sigourney Weaver in USA's "Political Animals"
Ciaran Hinds, Carla Gugino, James Wolk, Sebastian Stan and Brittany Ishibashi also star in the project, due this summer.

[04/13/12 - 02:39 PM]
NHL Playoffs on NBC Sports Network Up 22% Through Two Days
NBC Sports Network spins the numbers for Thursday, April 12.

[04/13/12 - 01:40 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Holds Off NBA Surge
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "The Resurrection Tomb Mystery" and NHL playoff coverage on CNBC and NBC Sports Network.

[04/13/12 - 11:57 AM]
ABC Family Has Begun Production on the New One-Hour Series "Bunheads" Starring Tony Award(R)-Winning Actor Sutton Foster
Kaitlyn Jenkins, Julia Goldani Telles, Bailey Buntain and Emma Dumont also star.

[04/13/12 - 11:55 AM]
Showtime and Major League Baseball Announce Special Preview of "The Franchise: A Season With the Miami Marlins"
Look for the special on Saturday, April 21 at 9:00/8:00c with the season officially rolling out on Wednesday, July 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/13/12 - 10:43 AM]
Disney Channel Orders Live Action Comedy Series "Dog With A Blog"
The series, due this fall, stars G. Hannelius, Blake Michael, Francesca Capaldi, Beth Littleford, Regan Burns and Stephen Full as the voice of Stan the dog.

[04/13/12 - 10:13 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Dallas" Co-Star Brenda Strong
Part seven of seven from this week's "Television: Out of the Box" event at The Paley Center for Media.

[04/13/12 - 10:12 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Suburgatory" Co-Star Jeremy Sisto
Part six of seven from this week's "Television: Out of the Box" event at The Paley Center for Media.

[04/13/12 - 10:11 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "2 Broke Girls" Co-Star Matthew Moy
Part five of seven from this week's "Television: Out of the Box" event at The Paley Center for Media.

[04/13/12 - 10:10 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Southland" Co-Star Ben McKenzie
Part four of seven from this week's "Television: Out of the Box" event at The Paley Center for Media.

[04/13/12 - 10:09 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Fringe" Co-Star Joshua Jackson
Part three of seven from this week's "Television: Out of the Box" event at The Paley Center for Media.

[04/13/12 - 10:08 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "The Middle" Co-Star Patricia Heaton
Part two of seven from this week's "Television: Out of the Box" event at The Paley Center for Media.

[04/13/12 - 10:07 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Knots Landing" Co-Star Kevin Dobson
Part one of seven from this week's "Television: Out of the Box" event at The Paley Center for Media.

[04/13/12 - 09:19 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Rises in Victory for FOX
Meanwhile, "The Office" fell to a new series low for the Peacock.

[04/13/12 - 09:02 AM]
ABC's "Scandal" Builds on its Week-Ago Debut and Wins the 10pm Hour
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 12.

[04/13/12 - 09:00 AM]
"Downton Abbey's" Dan Stevens to Narrate New Two-Hour "Planet Earth" Special on BBC America Premiering Sunday, April 22
The special features the extraordinary adventures of the award-winning team behind "Planet Earth," detailing what these 21st Century explorers went through to film the original series.

[04/13/12 - 06:01 AM]
Comedy Central Launches "'The Daily Show' Headlines" App Now Available as a Free Download for iOS on iTunes and Android on Google Play
The app delivers "The Daily Show" headlines through video clips from recent episodes as well as its library of video content.

[04/12/12 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 12
Updates include: Dougray Scott in talks to star in Netflix's "Hemlock Grove"; A&E renews its three "Wars" series; and FOX, Seth MacFarlane put their "The Flintstones" revival on hold.

[04/12/12 - 09:08 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for April 12
Plus: LMFAO and Kris Allen to perform on next results show Thursday, April 19.

[04/12/12 - 06:49 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Big Finish for Cartoon Network's "Ninjago"
Plus: numbers for History's "Sold!," MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" and NHL playoff coverage.

[04/12/12 - 04:32 PM]
"The X Factor" Online Auditions Extended Through Friday, April 27
Auditioners may also attend one of the open call auditions in San Francisco, CA (April 20), Greensboro, NC (May 1) and Providence, RI (May 10).

[04/12/12 - 02:47 PM]
Best NHL Playoff Opening Night in NBC Sports Network History
NBC Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 11.

[04/12/12 - 01:13 PM]
Season Five of "Giuliana & Bill" Continues to Resonate With Viewers on the Style Network
Style spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 10.

[04/12/12 - 01:05 PM]
Nicktoons Debuts New Animated Comedy Series, "Wild Grinders" from Skateboard Pro Rob Dyrdek, on Friday, April 27, at 7:00PM
The 26-episode series, created and executive produced by Dyrdek, is produced in partnership with Home Plate Entertainment and Dyrdek's Four Down Productions.

[04/12/12 - 01:00 PM]
BET Networks Unveils New Programming at 2012 Upfront Presentation
Returning series include "The Game," "Let's Stay Together," "Reed Between the Lines" and "Sunday Best."

[04/12/12 - 12:40 PM]
Disney Channel Stars Join Youth Leaders for Disney Kids and Nature Celebration at Walt Disney World Resort
Debby Ryan, Bella Thorne, Zendaya, Ross Lynch and Laura Marano are among the participants.

[04/12/12 - 11:59 AM]
CBS Announces New Reality Series "Dogs in the City," Starring Justin Silver, New York City's Dog Guru Who Solves Issues Between Dog Owners and Their Four-Legged Friends, Premiering May 30
Raquel Productions, Shed Media and Carol Mendelsohn Productions are behind the project, airing Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/12/12 - 11:56 AM]
AMC Confirms July Return for "Breaking Bad"
An exact premiere date however has yet to be announced.

[04/12/12 - 11:55 AM]
WE tv to Open "L.A. Hair" on Thursday, May 31 at 10pm ET/PT
The eight-episode series was previously known as "Hair Divas: Hollywood."

[04/12/12 - 11:54 AM]
Travel Channel Books "Trip Flip" for June, "Bizarre Foods America" Return in July
The latter returns with all-new episodes on Monday, July 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/12/12 - 11:53 AM]
Two Part Encore Original Event "Thorne" Premieres Tuesday, June 12 at 9pm ET/PT and Wednesday, June 13 at 9pm ET/PT
David Morrissey, Natascha McElhone, Aidan Gillen, Eddie Marsan and Sandra Oh co-star in the Stephen Hopkins-helmed mini-series.

[04/12/12 - 11:27 AM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Late-Night Week of April 2-6
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 2-6.

[04/12/12 - 10:54 AM]
"Dance Floor Confidential: Behind the Scenes of 'Dancing With the Stars'" Airs Monday, April 23 on the ABC Television Network
The one-hour special will air as part of a special edition of "20/20" that night at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/12/12 - 10:53 AM]
"Private Practice" Stars Kate Walsh and Paul Adelstein to Live Twitter Chat on Tuesday, April 17
Kate Walsh (@katewalsh) will be on during the East Coast broadcast of the show with Paul Adelstein (@adelsteinPaul) on during the West Coast broadcast.

[04/12/12 - 10:15 AM]
FOX Goes Back for Two More Helpings of "Hell's Kitchen"
An 11th and 12th season are on tap following the upcoming 10th cycle, premiering Tuesday, May 29.

[04/12/12 - 09:03 AM]
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces Performers and an Additional Presenter for the 2012 Induction Ceremony
The 27th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, April 14 in Cleveland and debut Saturday, May 5 on HBO.

[04/12/12 - 08:50 AM]
Debut of "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" Posts ABC's Best Retention in 1 Year Out of "Modern Family"
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 11.

[04/12/12 - 08:45 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Still on Top for FOX
Plus: "Survivor," "CSI" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" all hit or match series lows.

[04/12/12 - 08:05 AM]
HBO Offers Free Access to Debut Episodes of New Comedy Series "Girls" and "Veep"
Beginning the day after their exclusive premieres on the network, the pilots will go live on HBO.com, YouTube, DailyMotion, TV.com and multiple distributors' Free On Demand platforms.

[04/12/12 - 08:02 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Draws its Biggest Audience in Nearly 5 Months
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 2-6.

[04/12/12 - 07:00 AM]
Entertainment One Television and Authentic Brands Group Team Up to Develop Reality Competition Series "Finding Marilyn"
The series will be produced in association with the Estate of Marilyn Monroe.

[04/12/12 - 03:01 AM]
Logo Greenlights "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season Five With Launch of Online Casting Contest
Voting will end on May 2 and the top queen, as determined by the fans, will join the cast to compete on the new season, slated to air in early 2013.

[04/11/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 11
Updates include: FOX shelves "Breaking In" return; Keisha Castle-Hughes cast in "Rewind" at Syfy; and Denise Richards to guest on FX's "Anger Management."

[04/11/12 - 04:52 PM]
FX's "Justified" Disarms Previous Finales
FX spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 10.

[04/11/12 - 03:31 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Deadliest Catch," NBA Top Charts
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "Love for Sail," Syfy's "Dream Machines" and Spike TV's "Big Easy Justice."

[04/11/12 - 02:55 PM]
"Deadliest Catch" Season Premiere Scores Number One, Delivering Over Three Million Viewers
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 10.

[04/11/12 - 01:41 PM]
Jesse Palmer, Mario Lopez, Matthew Broderick & Mark Consuelos to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" the Week of April 23-27, 2012
Scheduled guests include Kate Walsh, Hugh Grant, Blair Underwood, Kathleen Turner, James Van Der Beek, Ashanti, Jenna Fischer, Garry Marshall and Maggie Q.







  [april 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


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









[07/28/15 - 04:55 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions Bring the Grindhouse Genre to Television with New 13-Episode Scripted Series "Blood Drive"
Set in a near-apocalyptic future, the project centers around LA's last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race - with cars powered by blood and a dangerous femme fatale partner who sees people as fuel.

[07/28/15 - 03:55 PM]
Megastars Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige Ease on Down the Road in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Queen Latifah stars as the titular Wiz with Blige as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West.

[07/28/15 - 02:18 PM]
Kari Byron and Tory Belleci Explore the Science Behind the World's Wildest Thrill Rides on Travel Channel's New Series "Thrill Factor"
In this 10-part half-hour series, hosts and thrill seekers Kari Byron and Tory Belleci take viewers along for the ride as they explore the exciting world of thrill rides, waterslides and heart-pounding experiences around the globe through a scientific lens.

[07/28/15 - 01:43 PM]
Animal Planet Promotes Andy Weissberg and Erin Wanner
Both have played crucial roles in establishing Animal Planet as a top-20 ad-supported network for men and the entertainment destination for viewers seeking a deeper connection to the wild world.

[07/28/15 - 12:36 PM]
Debut of NASCAR Drives NBCSN to Most-Watched July in the Network's History
NBCSN spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/28/15 - 12:00 PM]
HBO NOW Available Today to Verizon Broadband Customers
HBO NOW is immediately available to all Verizon standalone broadband customers, including FiOS and high-speed internet customers, for a 30-day free trial.

[07/28/15 - 11:15 AM]
FOX Sports Reaches Agreement with Westminster Kennel Club to Bring Annual Dog Show to FOX Sports 1 and Nat Geo WILD
Beginning in 2017, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show airs in primetime on FOX Sports 1 live from New York City's Madison Square Garden as the seven Best In Group selections are made on Monday and Tuesday night, leading up to Tuesday night's Best In Show announcement.

[07/28/15 - 10:55 AM]
The Lines Are Drawn in Netflix's New "Narcos" Character Posters
All 10 episodes of "Narcos" will premiere on August 28 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix.

[07/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
"Income Property" Starring Scott McGillivray Premieres on DIY Network in August
"American Rehab: Charleston" and "Attic Gold" are also on tap beginning next month.

[07/28/15 - 10:33 AM]
TV Land Picks Up "The Soul Man" Starring Cedric "The Entertainer" and Niecy Nash for Fifth and Final Season
The sitcom is the network's highest-rated original series among African Americans 25-54 and African American Women 25-54.

[07/28/15 - 10:10 AM]
VH1's New Original Series "She's Got Game" Featuring Grammy Nominated Rapper Jayceon "The Game" Taylor Premieres Monday August 10th at 9 PM ET/PT
The new series "She's Got Game," follows him in his pursuit of the perfect love match as he embarks on a national tour.

[07/28/15 - 09:57 AM]
"48 Hours: Paradise Lost" Is Saturday's #1 Broadcast at 10:00 PM with Adults 25-54 and Viewers and Posts Year-to-Year Gains in Both Categories
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, July 25.

[07/28/15 - 09:42 AM]
"Doctor Who" Returns to the Big Screen Nationwide to Feature Never-Before-Seen Prequel to Season Nine and Exclusive Interview with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman
The event will feature "The Doctor's Meditation" - a special prequel scene to the first episode of season nine - and an exclusive interview with Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, hosted by Wil Wheaton, in addition to the two-part season eight finale.

[07/28/15 - 09:29 AM]
The First Day of the Rest of Their Entrepreneurial Lives Begins Now on the Series Premiere of "Startup U," Airing Tuesday, August 11th, at 10:01PM ET/PT
It's a whole new game when ten savvy, creative and ambitious young adults get down to business and experience seven weeks of hard truths, tough lessons and plenty of drama on the series.

[07/28/15 - 09:28 AM]
ABC Family's Procedural Series "Stitchers" Brings on Damon Dayoub as Series Regular
He'll play Detective Quincy Fisher, an LAPD detective who is brought into the Stitchers program to assist with back-up and support for the team.