[monday, august 08, 2011]    
show: all posts | rants & reviews | interviews | ratings | video
[08/08/11 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 8
Updates include: "Law & Order's" Linus Roache to return on "SVU"; ABC eyes TV version of "The Lincoln Lawyer"; and more actors set for HBO's "Game of Thrones."

[08/08/11 - 07:51 PM]
Syfy to Close "Eureka" After All
The cable channel has canceled the veteran drama after five seasons.

[08/08/11 - 03:47 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Disney Dominates With "Phineas & Ferb" Movie
Plus: Bravo's "Platinum Hit" wraps with a series low; "Extraordinary Acts of Courage" opens modestly for OWN.

[08/08/11 - 01:05 PM]
TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles" Rounds Up 9 Million Viewers in Live + 7
TNT further spins the numbers for Monday, July 18.

[08/08/11 - 12:23 PM]
Video: FX's "American Horror Story" Clip: "Couple"
Watch the third clue from the upcoming drama, premiering Wednesday, October 5.

[08/08/11 - 11:48 AM]
"Madonna of the Mills" Chronicles One Woman's Quest to Rescue Abused and Neglected Puppy Mill Dogs When the Documentary Debuts Aug. 24, Exclusively on HBO2
Andrew Nibley directed the film, with Kelly Colbert producing.

[08/08/11 - 11:31 AM]
Science Explores Its Sinister Side This August With the World Premiere Series "Dark Matters: Twisted But True"
"Fringe's" John Noble hosts the series, premiering Wednesday, August 31 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/08/11 - 10:55 AM]
E!'s "Ice Loves Coco" Season Finale Scores Most-Watched Episode with 2 Million Total Viewers
E! spins the numbers for Sunday, August 7.

[08/08/11 - 10:49 AM]
12 Acts from the YouTube Online Auditions Compete Live on NBC's Hit Summer Series "America's Got Talent" Tuesday, August 9
The show selected 20 acts and the YouTube community picked their favorite - Matt Wilhelm, a BMX racer from Chicago.

[08/08/11 - 10:20 AM]
For Trained Special Forces Survival Expert Mykel Hawke, Surviving the Wild May Be the Easy Part in "Man, Woman, Wild"
The Discovery series kicks off its second season on Friday, September 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/08/11 - 10:03 AM]
Season Finale of TNT's "Falling Skies" Captures 5.6 Million Viewers
TNT spins the numbers for Sunday, August 7.

[08/08/11 - 09:46 AM]
Jane and Alex's Sibling Rivalry Heats up, And Dave Dates A New Girl With A Strange Quirk, on ABC's "Happy Endings"
ABC will debut a previously unaired episode from its freshman run on Wednesday, August 24.

[08/08/11 - 09:43 AM]
MTV Presents: Seventeen Magazine's "Pretty Amazing Contest" to Honor Five Astonishing Young Women in a Half-Hour Special Premiering Tuesday, August 30 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
Seventeen challenged readers nationwide to tell their amazing stories of why they deserve to be the first reader featured on a cover of Seventeen Magazine.

[08/08/11 - 09:40 AM]
Emotions Are Running High, Families Are in Turmoil and Animals Are Overtaking Households in New Season of Animal Planet's "Confessions: Animal Hoarding"
The series returns with two "Where Are They Now" special on August 17 followed by the first of 12 new episodes on August 24.

[08/08/11 - 09:32 AM]
"Big Brother" Tops Sunday in Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 7.

[08/08/11 - 09:16 AM]
Comedy Central(R) and "Weird Al" Yankovic Team-Up This Fall for the World Premiere of "'Weird Al' Yankovic Live! - The Alpocalypse Tour," the Comedy Icon's First Televised Concert Special in Over a Decade!
The special will premiere on Saturday, October 1 at 9:00/8:00c and will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and DTO on Tuesday, October 4.

[08/08/11 - 09:10 AM]
Primetime Programming Packs A Punch With New Seasons of "Restaurant: Impossible" and "Chopped Champions"
They'll return Wednesday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 30, respectively, both at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/08/11 - 09:05 AM]
13 Past "Project Runway" Contestants Must Prove They Have What It Takes to Make the Cut Before A Fresh Set of Eyes in Lifetime's "Project Runway All Stars"
Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman will serve as judges on the new series, which will be hosted by Angela Lindvall and feature Joanna Coles as mentor.

[08/08/11 - 09:03 AM]
Oxygen Media Announces Exclusive Partnership with Ricky's NYC
Said pairing is timed with the launch of the second season of "Hair Battle Spectacular," premiering August 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/08/11 - 08:38 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Same Name" Perks Up for CBS
The newcomer posts a series high among adults 18-49 in its third week.

[08/08/11 - 06:12 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Who Is Simon Miller?" Perks Up NBC
The Peacock's original movie posts the time period's largest audience since May 21.

[08/08/11 - 06:11 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Rough Start for "Friends With Benefits"
NBC's new comedy opens behind repeats on ABC and FOX as well as an original "Flashpoint" on CBS.

[08/08/11 - 05:01 AM]
Starz Entertainment and BBC Worldwide Productions Forge Innovative Development, Production and Distribution Agreement
The programs, to be announced at a later date, will be distributed by Starz in the United States and English-speaking Canada.

[08/07/11 - 10:02 PM]
Winners of "Teen Choice 2011" Announced
"Gossip Girl," "The Vampire Diaries" and "Glee" were among the top TV winners.

[08/07/11 - 02:34 PM]
Riley: No Decisions Yet About "Make It or Break It," "Nine Lives of Chloe King"
Plus: the ABC Family chief on its Marvel Comics projects "Mockingbird" and "Cloak & Dagger."

[08/07/11 - 10:56 AM]
Lee: "Desperate Housewives" Deserved Its Victory Lap
Plus: the executive on its Marvel offerings; what's going on with "Hallelujah"; and Marc Cherry himself on the final season.

[08/07/11 - 08:55 AM]
The New Celebrity Cast of "Dancing With the Stars" To Be Revealed Live, During An Episode of "Bachelor Pad," Monday, August 29, on the ABC Television Network
"Dancing with the Stars" returns for season 13 on Monday, September 19 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/07/11 - 08:54 AM]
ABC Announces An End Date for Landmark Series "Desperate Housewives"
Plus: the Alphabet details the storylines for the upcoming swan song.

[08/06/11 - 11:55 AM]
"Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension" Soars to Ratings Success
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, August 5.

[08/06/11 - 09:31 AM]
Landgraf: "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Louie," "Wilfred" to All Return
"Sunny" is a go for two more seasons, making it the longest-running comedy series in basic-cable history.

[08/05/11 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 5
Updates include: Diana Maria Riva joins Rob Schneider's comedy pilot at CBS; Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim re-team for "Guilty" at FOX; and "The Week The Women Went" a go at Lifetime.

[08/05/11 - 05:28 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Returns on Top
MTV's juggernaut posts huge gains from last summer's opener (5.252 million viewers, 2.6 adults 18-49 rating).

[08/05/11 - 05:26 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Storage Wars" Tops Demo Chart
Back-to-back episodes of the A&E series lead among adults 18-49 while "Royal Pains" is tops in total viewers.

[08/05/11 - 02:08 PM]
Syfy's "Ghost Hunters" Returns Wednesday, August 24 @ 9PM ET/PT
The network's mainstay will return with the first of 15 all-new episodes airing throughout the fall.

[08/05/11 - 01:48 PM]
Reilly: "Bones," "House" Futures TBD; "Glee" Spin-Off Still An Option
Plus: "Bones" to initially only shoot 13 episodes this season; what's on tap for "Terra Nova," "Touch"; and his potential plans for "Breaking In."

[08/05/11 - 12:26 PM]
MTV's "Jersey Shore" Season Four Debut Delivers Network's Most Watched Season Premiere Ever With 8.8 Million Total Viewers
MTV spins the numbers for Thursday, August 4.

[08/05/11 - 12:22 PM]
TNT Renews Mega-Hit "Rizzoli & Isles" for Third Season
The series, following its September 12 summer finale, will return to wrap up its second season with new episodes in November and December.

[08/05/11 - 12:17 PM]
Video: FX's "American Horror Story" Clips: "Cello" & "Baby"
Watch for clues in the first clips from upcoming drama, premiering October 5.

[08/05/11 - 11:30 AM]
SOAPnet Celebrates Labor Day With A "One Tree Hill" Marathon on Monday, September 5, 2011 11AM - 8PM
The nine-hour marathon features Peyton & Lucas-themed episodes.

[08/05/11 - 11:09 AM]
Video: "The T.O. Show" - Season 3 Super Trailer
The new season rolls out Monday, August 22 at 9:30/8:30c.

[08/05/11 - 10:33 AM]
USA Network Presents A Characters Unite Film "The Space Between" to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11
The film with be followed by the Oscar-winning short "Twin Towers" from acclaimed producer Dick Wolf.

[08/05/11 - 09:54 AM]
ABC's "Wipeout" Wins its Slot for the 7th Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 4.

[08/05/11 - 09:24 AM]
"Big Brother" Live Eviction Show Sweeps Its Time Period in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, August 4.

[08/05/11 - 08:49 AM]
FOX 2011 Summer-to-Date Ratings Highlights
FOX spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/05/11 - 08:48 AM]
Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth to Host "American Country Awards" Monday, Decmeber 5, Live on FOX
Nominees, performers and presenters are to be announced.

[08/05/11 - 08:47 AM]
Audi of America Partners With Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for "63rd Primetime Emmy(R) Awards" Airing Sunday, September 18, Live on FOX
Plus: Audi will participate in select Television Academy events celebrating this year's Primetime Emmy(R) Award nominees.

[08/05/11 - 08:46 AM]
All-Star Roster of Guest-Voice Appearances on "Animation Domination" Starting This Fall on FOX
On tap are Kiefer Sutherland, Jeremy Irons, Joan Rivers, Jane Lynch, Andy Garcia, Carl Reiner, Kanye West, Fergie, Phylicia Rashad, Florence Henderson, Will Arnett, Ryan Reynolds, Ricky Gervais, Cate Blanchett, Cee Lo Green, Anjelica Huston, Amy Sedaris and Kathy Griffin.

[08/05/11 - 08:45 AM]
Seth MacFarlane to Launch "Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey" in 2013 on FOX
The 13-part "docu-series" will serve as a successor to the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning original series from Carl Sagan.

[08/05/11 - 08:44 AM]
Pepsi to Feature Super Bowl Spot With Winner of "The X Factor"
Last year's Super Bowl was the most-watched television program in U.S. history with an average of 111 million viewers.

[08/05/11 - 08:43 AM]
"The X Factor" Premieres Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22, on FOX
The network details the show's complete schedule, culminating with a two-hour finale on Thursday, December 22.

  [august 2011]  

(series past and present)
(series in development)
(tv movies and mini-series)

[10/26/16 - 12:45 PM]
New Comedy "The Mick," Starring Kaitlin Olson, to Premiere Sunday, January 1, After NFL Doubleheader, on FOX
The series will then regularly air Tuesday nights following "New Girl."

[10/26/16 - 11:42 AM]
Samantha Bee Interviews Her First Male President, Barack Obama
Said installment of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" airs Monday, October 31 at 10:30/9:30c on TBS.

[10/26/16 - 11:00 AM]
Starz Adds Michael Nyqvist, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock and Sara Serraiocco to Spy Thriller "Counterpart"
The espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist also stars Oscar(R) winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
Weinstein Television's Epic Scripted Event Series "Waco," Lands on Spike TV
Previously announced in August, the six-part event series is based on the harrowing true story of the 1993 FBI siege of a religious sect in Waco, Texas that resulted in the deadly shoot out and fire.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
"Broad City" Original Series Soundtrack Available Friday, October 28 via Milan Records in Association with Comedy Central Records
The album artwork and packaging is designed by artist Mike Perry, who is also the creator of the animated show opener for "Broad City," and features an insert with spliff-rolling instructions.

[10/26/16 - 10:23 AM]
The CW Gets Into the Spirit with Its Schedule of Upcoming Holiday Specials
New this holiday season, The CW will broadcast an original holiday special, "Terry Crews Saves Christmas," for five hour-long episodes across four consecutive nights, starting Tuesday, December 20.

[10/26/16 - 10:09 AM]
WGN America's Hit Supernatural Thriller "Salem" Returns Halloween Week Wednesday, November 2 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
In advance of the premiere, the network released a riveting new trailer featuring a gruesome twist on "Cats Cradle."

[10/26/16 - 09:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Opens on Top for FOX
The network's coverage is up more than 17% among adults 18-49 from last year.

[10/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Disney Begins Production on New "Muppet Babies" Series, Slated to Debut in Early 2018
Geared towards kids 4-7, each episode will feature two 11-minute stories that follow the Muppet Babies on various adventures as they let their imaginations take them to the farthest corners of the universe.

[10/26/16 - 09:00 AM]
Esquire Network Teams Up with Nick Offerman and the Movember Foundation to Throw a "'Stache Bash" to Raise Awareness of Men's Health
Take a look at Nick chatting about moustaches and tune in to the marathon to see the best of the beards and flavor savers.

[10/26/16 - 08:56 AM]
Travel Channel Says Week of December 25 Is the Perfect Time for a "Chill-cation"
Travel Channel's favorite experts and explorers - Josh Gates, Jack Maxwell, Anthony Melchiorri, Don Wildman, Andrew Zimmern and Zak Bagans - will lead ultimate chilly escapes with ice-themed episodes of the network's most popular series.

[10/26/16 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Brings You "Home for the Holidays" with Series and Specials from Thanksgiving Through the New Year
Highlights include new seasons of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" and the re-monikered "The Great American Baking Show."

[10/26/16 - 08:16 AM]
Cubs vs. Indians Delivers Best Metered Market Rating for Game 1 of the World Series Since 2009
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 25.

[10/26/16 - 07:47 AM]
2016 MTV EMAS Embraces Fans-First Innovation
The 2016 MTV EMAs are the first-ever awards show to launch a Facebook Messenger interactive bot to give fans an exclusive way to engage with the live show.

[10/26/16 - 07:02 AM]
National Geographic Goes "Further" - Company Announces Global Rebrand Extending Across Entire Organization
The rebrand will coincide with the global event series premiere of "Mars," the epic story of mankind's thrilling quest to colonize Mars, from executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, on Monday, November 14.