or


    [sunday, january 12, 2014]    
show: all posts | rants & reviews | interviews | ratings | video
[01/12/14 - 04:58 PM]
"The NFL on CBS" Travels to Denver for 2014 American Football Conference Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 19
The team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms call the action, along with Tracy Wolfson reporting, live from Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.

[01/12/14 - 12:34 PM]
Crackle Launches Original Concert Series "Playing It Forward" with Surprise Street Performances by Notable Artists
The special street performance-style follow-doc is produced by Team Downey, an entertainment company founded by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, alongside veteran music producer/composer Tony Berg and Kevin Lake.

[01/12/14 - 12:33 PM]
Crackle Announces Season Two of Orignal Series "Cleaners"
Emmanuelle Chriqui, Emily Osment, David Arquette and Gina Gershon will return for 12 new half-hour episodes premiering in 2014.

[01/12/14 - 12:32 PM]
Crackle Hit Original Series "Chosen" Announces Rose McGowan to Join Season 3
The new season also marks the return of Sarah Roemer, Brandon Routh and Caitlin Carmichael.

[01/12/14 - 12:31 PM]
Crackle Serves Up a Fourth Season of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" Starring Jerry Seinfeld
Season three premiered on January 2 starring Louis CK, Tina Fey, Howard Stern, Jay Leno, Patton Oswalt and Todd Barry.

[01/12/14 - 12:03 PM]
Sean Combs' REVOLT Announces "REVOLT Live" - New Daily, One-Hour Music Program
The original, one-hour show will feature special guests, artists, and live performances converging at REVOLT's state-of-the-art studio in Hollywood, California.

[01/12/14 - 11:32 AM]
WGN America Orders "Ten Commandments" Scripted Event Series from The Weinstein Company
Gus Van Sant, Lee Daniels, Jim Sheridan, Wes Craven and Michael Cera are among the directors on tap for the 10-part series.

[01/12/14 - 11:31 AM]
WGN America Relaunches as Destination for Original Content
New drama "Salem" to premiere Sunday, April 20 followed by "Manhattan" in July and event series "Ten Commandments."

[01/12/14 - 10:35 AM]
El Rey Network Announces Summer 2014 Debut of 'Matador (WT),' New, Original Action Series from K/O Paper Products' Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman
"Matador" chronicles the unlikely rise of Antonio "Matador" Bravo, a popular soccer star, who comes to be known as much for his playboy antics off the field as his dynamic moves on it.

[01/12/14 - 10:34 AM]
Mark Burnett and Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network Partner to Bring Action-Packed Lucha Libre Wrestling Events and New League to the U.S.
The business begins with a weekly one-hour series featuring a new lucha libre league, premiering on El Rey Network the second half of 2014.

[01/12/14 - 10:33 AM]
El Rey Network Announces New Series of Specials from Gurney Productions, Producer of Hit Reality Series, "Duck Dynasty", and Vice Media
"From their distinctive style to their storytelling sensibility, Scott and Deirdre are the perfect match for El Rey Network," said Robert Rodriguez.

[01/12/14 - 10:32 AM]
El Rey Network Announces March 11 Premiere for Robert Rodriguez's Highly-Anticipated Original, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
The 10-episode series will serve as the first scripted original to air on the network.

[01/12/14 - 10:31 AM]
El Rey Network Acquires Fan-Favorite Series for Action-Packed Lineup; "The X-Files," "Starsky & Hutch" and "Dark Angel" Set to Premiere February 14th
In addition, the network also unveiled plans to launch "Grindhouse Fridays," a series of themed primetime movie nights that celebrate cult classic feature films in the grindhouse, action, horror and sci-fi genres.

[01/12/14 - 08:48 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Colts/Patriots Dominate Primetime for CBS
Said numbers top last year's comparable divisional game between the Packers and the 49ers.

[01/12/14 - 08:44 AM]
"SNL" Delivers Its Top Encore Rating in Metered-Market Households Since January 5, 2013
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 11.

[01/12/14 - 06:27 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Shameless" Co-Star William H. Macy
Check out our visit with the cast of the Showtime series.

[01/12/14 - 06:26 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Shameless" Co-Star Shanola Hampton
Check out our visit with the cast of the Showtime series.

[01/12/14 - 06:25 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Shameless" Co-Star Jeremy Allen White
Check out our visit with the cast of the Showtime series.

[01/12/14 - 06:24 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Shameless" Co-Star Ethan Cutkosky
Check out our visit with the cast of the Showtime series.

[01/12/14 - 06:23 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Shameless" Co-Star Emmy Rossum
Check out our visit with the cast of the Showtime series.

[01/12/14 - 06:22 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Shameless" Co-Star Emma Kenney
Check out our visit with the cast of the Showtime series.

[01/12/14 - 06:21 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Shameless" Co-Star Emily Bergl
Check out our visit with the cast of the Showtime series.

[01/11/14 - 08:15 PM]
True Love Can Be Even Better Than Fiction Vivica A. Fox and Sarah Lancaster Star with Marcia Strassman in "My George," a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere, June 21
Fox and Lancaster star beside Marcia Strassman, Oscar Nunez, Kip Pardue, Brandon Quinn and Katy Stoll.

[01/11/14 - 08:14 PM]
Lacey Chabert and Warren Christie Star in "The Color of Rain," a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere, May 31
The project is inspired by the true story of Gina Kell and Michael Spehn and the 2011 New York Times bestselling book they wrote together of the same title.

[01/11/14 - 08:13 PM]
Award-Winning Comedy Series "The Middle" Will Begin Airing on Hallmark Channel's Primetime Schedule Starting March 2014
The show's off-network run will join classic favorites "The Golden Girls," "Frasier" and "Home Improvement" on its evolving programming schedule.

[01/11/14 - 08:12 PM]
It's Back to School for Kristy Swanson in "A Lesson in Love" a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, April 12
Along with Swanson, Scott Grimes, Paul Butcher and Allie Gonino test if the family who goes to school together, stays together.

[01/11/14 - 08:11 PM]
Jessica Szohr Stars with Deidre Hall, Proving This April Fool's Day That She's "Nobody's Fool," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, March 29
Also starring in the project is Benjamin Hollingsworth.

[01/11/14 - 08:10 PM]
Stefanie Powers Predicts a Proposal When She Stars with Rachel Boston and Kirby Morrow in "A Ring by Spring," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, March 8
The film also stars Chris Jacot, Ali Liebert and Chad Krowchuk.

[01/11/14 - 08:09 PM]
Patricia Richardson Stars as a Housekeeper Who Plays Matchmaker for Erin Krakow in "Chance at Romance" a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, February 8
Ryan McPartlin and Kaitlin Doubleday also star in the project.

[01/11/14 - 08:08 PM]
Season Two of Daytime Emmy(R) Nominated Lifestyle Series "Home & Family" Rings in the New Year with Fresh, Fun and Informative Segments Featuring Some of Today's Brightest TV, Film and Musical Stars
The two-hour weekday, lifestyle and ultimate how to show that helps viewers live their best lives is hosted by Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare.

[01/11/14 - 08:07 PM]
Host Beth Stern and Yankee Announcer John Sterling Open the Doors of Kitten Stadium to Today's Brightest Stars as Part of an All-Star Celebrity Lineup for the First Annual "Kitten Bowl" a Hallmark Channel Original Special Premiering Sunday, February 2
Hallmark Channel, North Shore Animal League America and Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation are also pleased to announce that all 71 kittens participating in "Kitten Bowl" have been adopted to loving homes.

[01/11/14 - 08:06 PM]
Production Begins in January on Hallmark Channel's Highly Anticipated Original Primetime Series, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" from "Touched by an Angel" Executive Producer Martha Williamson Premiering Spring 2014
The series profiles a highly skilled group of postal detectives who solve mysteries to deliver undeliverable letters and packages from the past that can transform lives.

[01/11/14 - 08:05 PM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Partnership with New York Times Bestselling Author Sherryl Woods, for Potential New Primetime Series "Chesapeake Shores"
The "Chesapeake Shores" series will bring to life Woods' heartwarming O'Brien family.

[01/11/14 - 08:04 PM]
Hallmark Channel's First-Ever Primetime Series "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove" Begins Production on Second Season March 2014
Andie MacDowell, Dylan Neal, Teryl Rothery, Sarah Smyth, Brennan Elliott, Bruce Boxleitner and Barbara Niven will all return to the second season of the beloved series.

[01/11/14 - 05:03 PM]
Video: First Look Trailer of Starz Original Series "Outlander"
The first trailer of the anticipated series was unveiled at today at a live event in Los Angeles.

[01/11/14 - 01:38 PM]
BBC America Announces Cold War Spy Thriller, "The Game," and Premiere Dates for Upcoming Series at TCA Winter Press Tour
Also on tap: "24 Hours on Earth" (Tuesday, March 11), "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan" (Tuesday, March 25) and "The Real History of Science Fiction" (Saturday, April 19).

[01/11/14 - 01:37 PM]
John Simm Announced as Lead in BBC America's Original Series "Intruders"
Plus: Eduardo Sanchez (Blair Witch Project, Exists) and Daniel Stamm (13 Sins, The Last Exorcism) have been tapped to direct the series.

[01/11/14 - 01:17 PM]
Brazilian World Cup Champion Gilberto Silva and Dutch Football Legend Ruud van Nistelrooy Named ESPN Analysts for 2014 FIFA World Cup
Silva and van Nistelrooy join fellow analysts Michael Ballack (Germany), Alexi Lalas (USA), Steve McManaman (England), Santiago Solari (Argentina) and Taylor Twellman (USA).

[01/11/14 - 01:15 PM]
ESPN Announces New Film Series, "30 for 30: Soccer Stories," Surrounding 2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN
In addition, a collection of 10 vignettes about Brazil's rich culture will be featured throughout ESPN's FIFA World Cup programming.

[01/11/14 - 12:50 PM]
Pivot's App 2.0 Extends Live TV and Social Action Functionality
Pivot gives viewers the ability to watch TV any time, anywhere by offering authenticated Pay TV subscribers TV Everywhere Live and On Demand, on any device.

[01/11/14 - 12:49 PM]
Pivot Greenlights Two Original Docu-Series "Terracycle" and "Welcome to Fairfax" Follow Eccentric and Innovative Entrepreneurs in Their Passionate Pursuit of the American Dream
The original unscripted series will premiering in Q3 2014 and Q4 2014, respectively.

[01/11/14 - 12:48 PM]
Pivot Announces U.S. TV Premiere on January 25th of "Bref" Popular French Shorts Exploring Universal Millennial Themes
Plus: look for "Freestyle Love Supreme," a half-hour original special, on Saturday, March 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/11/14 - 12:47 PM]
Pivot Announces Season Two of Josh Thomas' Critically Acclaimed Scripted Comedy "Please Like Me" Set to Debut in August 2014
Production of season two is scheduled to begin in Australia in February 2014.

[01/11/14 - 12:46 PM]
Megan McCain to Co-Host Pivot's "Take Part Live"
Beginning this spring, McCain will join the network's late night topical show "TakePart Live" as co-host, alongside Jacob Soboroff.

[01/11/14 - 12:45 PM]
Pivot Greenlights a Second Season of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "HitRECord on TV" in Advance of the Series' January 18 Debut
The eight-episode series will premiere on Pivot on Saturday, January 18 at 10:00/9:00c, with two back-to-back episodes.

[01/11/14 - 10:27 AM]
AMC Announces 2014 Programming Schedule
Highlights include the premiere of "Turn" on Sunday, April 6 and the final season of "Mad Men" beginning Sunday, April 13.

[01/11/14 - 09:07 AM]
Sundance Channel Renews Original Series "The Writers' Room"
Season two will feature "Sons of Anarchy," "House of Cards," "Pretty Little Liars," "The Good Wife," "Scandal" and a special episode about the growing trend of comic book and graphic novel adaptations in TV.

[01/11/14 - 09:06 AM]
Sundance Channel Acquires Season Two of Critical Sensation "The Returned"
The eight-episode second season is currently in development and will air on Sundance Channel in late 2014.

[01/11/14 - 09:05 AM]
Sundance Channel's Critically-Acclaimed Original Scripted Drama "Rectify" Returns for a Second Season in Summer 2014
"There's so much drama and character that's been set up in the first season, it will be electrifying to see where 'Rectify' goes in season two," said Sarah Barnett.

[01/11/14 - 08:48 AM]
"Grimm" Grows 63% Versus Its Lead-In in Adults 18-49 and Was Up 45% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 10.







  [january 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


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











[02/01/15 - 08:56 AM]
Netflix Acquires Provocative Documentary "Hot Girls Wanted" at Sundance Film Festival
The film was directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus and produced by Rashida Jones, Bauer, Gradus and Brittany Huckabee.

[02/01/15 - 08:51 AM]
"NFL Honors" Is the #1 Primetime Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 31.

[02/01/15 - 08:30 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "NFL Honors" Powers Demo Victory for NBC
The Peacock's coverage leads the night among adults 18-49.

[01/31/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Grimm" Retains 92% of Last Week's Rating in Adults 18-49, Which Matched Its Highest Result Since Its Season Debut
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with the Top 2 Shows - "20/20" Hits 10-Week Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Takes Home Demo Crown with "Shark Tank"
The network's reality mainstay leads the night among adults 18-49.

[01/30/15 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 30
Updates include: TBS reportedly cancels "Ground Floor" after two seasons; Busy Philipps joins "Vice Principals" at HBO; and ABC gives pilot orders to 11 projects.

[01/30/15 - 03:44 PM]
Video: "Game of Thrones" - Season 5 Trailer
The show's 10-episode fifth season kicks off on Sunday, April 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/30/15 - 02:01 PM]
Production Has Started in New Orleans on "Zoo," CBS's New Drama Series Based on James Patterson's Bestselling Novel
The series starring James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie will premiere in summer 2015.

[01/30/15 - 01:30 PM]
HBO Greenlights Miniseries "Lewis and Clark," Starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts, With Production to Begin This Summer
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are among the executive producers.

[01/30/15 - 01:01 PM]
Airdate of March 25 Set for "Nashville: On the Record 2," One Hour Music Special Featuring Performances by the Cast and Special Superstar Guest Reba
Direct from Nashville's world famous Grand Ole Opry House, cast members of ABC's acclaimed primetime series "Nashville" will take the stage to perform songs from the show and provide candid interviews backstage.

[01/30/15 - 11:34 AM]
ABC Family Begins Production and Announces Cast of Two Comedy Pilots: "Kevin from Work" and "Tough Cookie"
Both pilots are single-camera and are shooting in Los Angeles.

[01/30/15 - 11:24 AM]
HGTV Delivers Highest Rated Wednesday Night in Its History with "Property Brothers" and "House Hunters"
HGTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/30/15 - 10:30 AM]
USA Network Announces Super Bowl Spot for "Dig"
The 15-second spot will feature clips from the international production, premiering Thursday, March 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
Chart Topping Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX Will Get the Party Started for Super Bowl XLIX at "VH1 + Papa John's(R) Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert for the Troops"
Joining tonight's celebration is Super Bowl XLIX's esteemed National Anthem singer Idina Menzel.