or


    [friday, may 17, 2013]    
show: all posts | rants & reviews | interviews | ratings | video
[05/17/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 17
Updates include: "Alpha House," "Betas" to get series orders from Amazon; Mark Roberts exits CBS's "Mike & Molly"; and ABC, America Ferrera to import "Pedro & Maria."

[05/17/13 - 03:51 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: TNT, ESPN Top Charts with NBA Playoffs
Plus: numbers for AMC's "Small Town Security," MTV's "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous" and FX's "Anger Management."

[05/17/13 - 01:47 PM]
Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton Set to Return to "The Voice" in Fall
Plus: Shakira and Usher will pair with Levine and Shelton for the sixth cycle in midseason.

[05/17/13 - 12:16 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Official Trailer for Eighth and Final Season of "Dexter(R)"
The show's swan song begins Sunday, June 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the pay channel.

[05/17/13 - 12:10 PM]
Lifetime to World Premiere "Deadly Spa," "The Good Mother," "Gone Missing" in June
The movies join the previously announced original "Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret" on Saturday, June 22.

[05/17/13 - 10:40 AM]
Exclusive: FX's "Anger Management" to Get Four Week Run on FOX
The cable series will air Mondays at 9:30/8:30c beginning June 3, replacing repeats of "The Mindy Project."

[05/17/13 - 09:48 AM]
ABC, ESPN Combine to Exclusively Televise 2013 NBA Western Conference Finals
The San Antonio Spurs/Memphis Grizzlies series opens this Sunday, May 19 on ABC.

[05/17/13 - 09:01 AM]
Unaired Episodes of "Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23" Now Online and Select Mobile Devices
The eight episodes will be live through June 2.

[05/17/13 - 09:00 AM]
"Phineas and Ferb's" Breakout Internet Star Dr. Doofenshmirtz Is Back for a Special "Shark Tank" Installment of "Doof's Daily Dirt"
Plus: DisneyChannel.com extends "Doof's Daily Dirt" web series for another 26 episodes beginning this summer.

[05/17/13 - 08:46 AM]
"The Office" Finale Out-Rates Every Telecast of the Show for the Past 16 Months
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 16.

[05/17/13 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "Scandal" Marks Most-Watched Telecast Ever and Spikes Over Last Season's Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 16.

[05/17/13 - 08:23 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "American Idol" Top Night of Finales
Plus: NBC remains stuck in fourth place despite its swan song for "The Office."

[05/17/13 - 07:27 AM]
Syfy Announces Fifth and Final Season of Original Series "Warehouse 13"
Said Mark Stern: "'Warehouse 13' has been an incredible signature series for us."

[05/17/13 - 07:27 AM]
HGTV and DIY Network Announce New Programming Roles for Steven Lerner and Freddy James
Lerner has been elevated to senior vice president of programming and production and James was named senior vice president, strategic development and program integration.

[05/16/13 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 16
Updates include: "Silicon Valley" latest to series at HBO; USA "unlikely" to pick up ABC's "Happy Endings"; and The CW is casting for its Samantha Jones on "The Carrie Diaries."

[05/16/13 - 10:11 PM]
Winner Announced on "American Idol"
Plus: the "American Idol Live!" 40-show concert tour launches Saturday, June 29 in St. Louis.

[05/16/13 - 03:42 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: TNT Tops Third Consecutive Night with NBA Playoffs
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "Kingdom Come," VH1's "Off Pitch" and Discovery's "The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius."

[05/16/13 - 03:20 PM]
Oxygen's "Best Ink" Earns Series High in All Key Demos
Oxygen spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 15.

[05/16/13 - 02:47 PM]
"Redneck Island" Set to Return to CMT for an All-New Season on June 5
The show will then regularly air Saturdays at 9:00/8:00c starting June 8.

[05/16/13 - 12:50 PM]
"Shark Tank" Season Finale Is Double the Fun with Two All New Back-To-Back Episodes, Friday, May 17 on ABC
Highlights include a clip of the pitch from "Phineas and Ferb's" nefarious Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz.

[05/16/13 - 11:11 AM]
The CW Confirms "Carrie Diaries," "Beauty and the Beast" Episode Orders; Other Post-Upfront Notes
Mark Pedowitz talks "Amazon," "Nikita," "The Selection," "Reign," "Star-Crossed" and more!

[05/16/13 - 11:09 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Continue Late-Night Ratings Dominance in Week of May 6-10 Against ABC, CBS Time-Period Competition
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 6-10.

[05/16/13 - 10:51 AM]
Lifetime Original Movie "Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret," Starring Tania Raymonde and Jesse Lee Soffer, to Make Its World Premiere Saturday, June 22
In advance of the movie's premiere, on Wednesday, May 22, Lifetime will air the hour-long documentary, "Jodi Arias: Beyond the Headlines."

[05/16/13 - 10:34 AM]
ESPN Acquires Exclusive Rights to Tennis' US Open Beginning in 2015
With this 11-year agreement, ESPN now will air the championship in three of the four tennis majors.

[05/16/13 - 10:25 AM]
Gaining for the 2nd Straight Week, ABC Wins Both Full Weeks of the May Sweep
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 6-10.

[05/16/13 - 09:27 AM]
"The Secret Life of the American Teenager" Wraps Up Its Five Year Run When the Series Finale Airs Monday, June 3 at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family
Said finale follows an all-day "Secret Life" fan favorite marathon from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM.

[05/16/13 - 09:03 AM]
Video: The CW Fall Clips and Teasers
Get your first look at the netlet's new dramas due next season.

[05/16/13 - 08:53 AM]
"Modern Family" Is First-Ever Show to Top "American Idol" Wednesday Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 15.

[05/16/13 - 08:49 AM]
"Chicago Fire" Climbs to Its Top 18-49 Rating Since February 27
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 15.

[05/16/13 - 08:22 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Still the Network to Beat with "American Idol"
The news comes despite dropping nearly 40% from a year ago.

[05/16/13 - 07:54 AM]
ESPN Networks to Carry up to 70 College Baseball Conference Tournament Games
ESPN platforms will carry 12 conference title games with each winner receiving an automatic bid into the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.

[05/16/13 - 07:15 AM]
Video: Preview Extended Trailer for "Under the Dome"
The summer drama, based on Stephen King's best-selling novel, premieres Monday, June 24 on CBS.

[05/16/13 - 07:00 AM]
Star-Studded Line-Up of Artists Performing Live on the 2013 Billboard Music Awards
The broadcast, produced by Don Mischer Productions, will air live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this Sunday on ABC.

[05/16/13 - 06:19 AM]
USA Network Greenlights Its First-Ever Original Half Hour Comedies
The new series will debut in the first quarter of 2014, joining the off-network run of "Modern Family," which premieres on USA Tuesday, September 24.

[05/16/13 - 06:13 AM]
Prime Instant Video Adds Exclusive Subscription Streaming Access to Popular NBCUniversal Shows "Covert Affairs," "Defiance," "Grimm," "Hannibal" and "Suits"
Also on tap: "Smash," "Alphas," "Eureka" and "Warehouse 13."

[05/16/13 - 06:10 AM]
USA Network Unveils Powerful Original Drama Development Slate
Highlights include the previously announced pilots "Horizon" and "The Arrangement."

[05/16/13 - 06:09 AM]
USA Network's Characters Unite Campaign Expands Relationship with the NFL
Super Bowl champion Ray Rice will be among the players featured in the weekly vignettes that highlight NFL stars sharing their personal stories of overcoming discrimination.

[05/16/13 - 06:08 AM]
Emmy-Award Winning Journalist Cat Greenleaf to Be the Host of Daytime for USA Network
Beginning 4th quarter, NBC's popular "Talk Stoop" franchise hosted by Greenleaf will leap from the local markets to the national stage.

[05/16/13 - 06:01 AM]
The CW and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Announce Multi-Year Broadcast Agreement for the iHeartRadio Music Festival
The three-year agreement begins with The CW's broadcast of the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party on Monday, July 15.

[05/16/13 - 06:00 AM]
The CW Announces 2013-2014 Fall Schedule
It's here: the netlet details its schedule for the upcoming season.

[05/16/13 - 05:59 AM]
All Screens Are Created Equal at USA Network
Each digital touch point will offer TV Everywhere, gamification, and real-time social TV to amplify the viewers' experience.

[05/16/13 - 03:07 AM]
Lost Season of "Steven Seagal Lawman" to Air on Reelz
The never-before-seen third season of the A&E series will premiere on Reelz in January 2014.

[05/15/13 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 15
Updates include: Michael Rapaport, Mary Elizabeth Ellis exiting CBS's "The Millers"; and NBC's "Hannibal" gets additional suitors in quest for second season.

[05/15/13 - 04:50 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Once Again Put TNT on Top
Plus: numbers for CNBC's "Crowd Rules," MTV's "Girl Code" and E!'s "The Untold Story: Jason Derulo."

[05/15/13 - 03:45 PM]
VH1 Celebrates Ben Affleck's SNL "5-Timer's Club" Milestone
The actor's four previous efforts will rebroadcast this Saturday, May 18 as a build up to that night's telecast on NBC.

[05/15/13 - 03:11 PM]
Video: CBS 2013 Fall Previews
Get your first look at the Eye's new series for next season!

[05/15/13 - 03:08 PM]
Oxygen Scores #1 Cable Telecast of the Day Among Women 18-34
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 14.

[05/15/13 - 02:11 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" Is the #1 Tuesday Primetime Program in Cable for Men 25-54 for Five Consecutive Weeks
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 14.

[05/15/13 - 01:21 PM]
Reunite with TV Land's "The Exes" on TheExes.TV and Catch Full Episodes of the First Two Seasons
Said effort is timed with the show's return on Wednesday, June 19 at 10:30/9:30c.

[05/15/13 - 12:15 PM]
All-New Episodes of "Oprah's Master Class" Begin Sunday, June 2 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Upcoming guests include Lenny Kravitz, Susan Sarandon, Berry Gordy Jr. and Diahann Carroll.







  [may 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


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





[08/31/16 - 08:32 AM]
Netflix Announces New Talk Show with Bill Nye
Set to launch Spring 2017, each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.

[08/31/16 - 07:28 AM]
New Smithsonian Channel(TM) Limited Series Features Africa's Most Iconic Predators and Their Tales of Survival
"Africa's Wild Havens" premieres tonight, Wednesday, August 31 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/31/16 - 06:34 AM]
Cartoon Network Expands the World of "Mighty Magiswords" with Linear Series Debut Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
Building on the original 15-second series that launched last year on the CN Anything app, the new TV series continues the adventures of Prohyas and Vambre, a sibling team of "warriors for hire."

[08/31/16 - 06:32 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases First Part of Social Video Series for "Marvel's Luke Cage"
These digital videos look to blend fiction with history by taking audiences behind the curtain on the themes that give the show it's street-level authenticity and cultural relevance.

[08/31/16 - 05:33 AM]
Netflix Announces "Stranger Things 2"
Nine new episodes are confirmed for the second season.

[08/31/16 - 03:03 AM]
ABC Signs Expansive New Agreement to Broadcast the Oscars(R), Hollywood's Biggest Entertainment Ceremony, Through 2028
The new agreement for the domestic network of the Academy Awards(R) adds eight years to the existing contract, which was scheduled to expire in 2020.

[08/30/16 - 07:06 PM]
ABC's "The Bachelor" Returns in January 2017 for Its 21st Season
The Alphabet also reveals the next man to give out the roses and, hopefully, this time find his happy ending.

[08/30/16 - 04:00 PM]
NBC Delays "Caught on Camera" Return; Adds "The Good Place," "This Is Us" Repeats
The Peacock will now use Fridays at 8:00/7:00c for encores on September 23, September 30 and October 7.

[08/30/16 - 02:25 PM]
Freeform Shines Across Multiple Digital Platforms During Summer 2016
Freeform spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/30/16 - 02:02 PM]
Hallmark Channel's First Annual "Summer Nights" Programming Event Finishes Strong
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the weeks of July 23-August 28.

[08/30/16 - 01:43 PM]
Viceland Adds New Late Night Show "Desus & Mero" Among Others, Renews "Huang's World" and "States of Undress"
The new show promises to be a fresh take on the day's events, the culture at large and day-to-day life... all through the eyes of two friends born and raised in the Bronx.

[08/30/16 - 12:16 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Official Trailer and New Poster Art for "Shameless" Season Seven
The seventh season picks up a month after last season's finale, with the Gallaghers ready for another sizzling summer on the South Side of Chicago.

[08/30/16 - 11:42 AM]
DIY Network Renews "Stone House Revival" Starring Expert Carpenter Jeff Devlin
More than 2.1 million viewers tuned in to the first season of the series.

[08/30/16 - 11:29 AM]
Disney Channel and 24-Hour Disney Junior Are No. 1 for Summer 2016 Among Key Target Demographics
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/30/16 - 10:49 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Ninja Warrior," "Running Wild" Stay on Top for NBC
The Peacock leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.