or


    [monday, may 12, 2014]    
show: all posts | rants & reviews | interviews | ratings | video
[05/12/14 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 12
Updates include: Jane Krakowski joins NBC's "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"; "The Music Man" set at the Peacock's latest live production; and FOX's "Gotham" gives trio series regular status.

[05/12/14 - 02:45 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: ESPN, NBA Playoffs Top Demos
Plus: numbers for WE tv's "Marriage Boot Camp," TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best" and ESPN2 and NFL Network's NFL Draft coverage.

[05/12/14 - 02:34 PM]
Video: FOX 2014 Programming Presentation - Official Trailers
Get your first look at "Backstrom," "Empire," "Gracepoint," "Mulaney," "Utopia," "Wayward Pines" and more!

[05/12/14 - 02:21 PM]
Andi Begins Her Search for That One Special Man When "The Bachelorette" Premieres Monday, May 19 on ABC
As previously announced, this season will be dedicated to the late Eric Hill, 32, who died tragically after concluding his filming of the show.

[05/12/14 - 01:58 PM]
"Penny Dreadful" Sampled by Over 2.3 Million Showtime Subscribers
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, May 11.

[05/12/14 - 01:12 PM]
WBC World Heavyweight Championship is ESPN's Highest-Rated Boxing Telecast Since 2003
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, May 10.

[05/12/14 - 01:07 PM]
CBS Sports and NFL Network Team Up for Extensive On-Site Coverage of "Thursday Night Football"
The networks team up for over two hours of coverage, originating from the site of each game for all 15 weeks, beginning at 6:00 PM, ET on NFL Network and continuing through kick-off at 8:25 PM, ET.

[05/12/14 - 12:35 PM]
"Nick News with Linda Ellerbee" Tackles Peer Pressure in New Special Airing Tuesday, May 13, 8PM (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon
The special explores the power of peer pressure and its negative and positive effects.

[05/12/14 - 12:18 PM]
Sundance TV's Highly Anticipated Miniseries "The Honorable Woman," Starring Academy Award(R) Nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal, Set To Premiere July 31, 2014 At 10pm ET/PT
The eight-part mini-series is a fast paced, labyrinthine thriller set against an international political backdrop of paranoia and espionage.

[05/12/14 - 12:16 PM]
BBC America's First Original Comedy Series "Almost Royal" Premieres June 21
The series follows the two young British aristocrats as they venture outside the palace and across the pond on their first trip to the U.S., where they interact with real-life, unsuspecting everyday Americans.

[05/12/14 - 12:05 PM]
Artists Share Music City's Rich History in the Cable Premiere of "For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville" Wednesday, May 21 on CMT
The one-hour documentary tells the tale of Music City through the eyes of musicians, songwriters, producers and artists who live and breathe Nashville.

[05/12/14 - 12:02 PM]
The Fight for Survival Faces Its Most Difficult Challenge Yet on History(R)'s "Mountain Men"
The wild is calling but only a few have the courage to answer in season three premiering Sunday, June 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/12/14 - 11:32 AM]
National Geographic Channel Returns to the Front Lines of Afghanistan in Two-Hour Special "Inside Combat Rescue: The Last Stand"
This dramatic two-hour special offers a unique, firsthand perspective of the final stages of Operation Enduring Freedom through the eyes of the men and women on the ground and in the air, fighting to protect us.

[05/12/14 - 11:25 AM]
Carlos Santana and Santana to Appear for First Time on "Live with Kelly and Michael"
Santana and the band will perform the new single "Saideira," with Brazilian singer Samuel Rosa.

[05/12/14 - 11:05 AM]
Memorial Day Comes Early to CMT with Five Days of Special Programming Beginning Thursday, May 22
A "Dog and Beth: On the Hunt" all day marathon on Thursday, May 22 beginning at 11 a.m. ET/PT kicks off the weekend, featuring the best episodes from the first season, and special fan edition episodes.

[05/12/14 - 11:00 AM]
MTV to Air New Singing Competition Series "Copycat" Premiering on Monday, June 2 at 6:30 P.M. ET/PT
In each episode, six contestants pay tribute to their celebrity icons in a "cat fight battle," where two fans who idolize the same artist are pitted against one another in a sing off in front of a live studio audience.

[05/12/14 - 10:51 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC Claims 5 of the Week's Top 10 Playback Gainers, Tying CBS, NBC and Fox Combined
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of April 21-27.

[05/12/14 - 10:30 AM]
Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea to Perform on 2014 Billboard Music Awards
They join 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Lorde, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, Pitbull and Ricky Martin.

[05/12/14 - 10:12 AM]
Major League Soccer Returns to FOX Sports
MLS returns to FOX Sports after having previously televised the League's games from 2003 to 2011.

[05/12/14 - 10:02 AM]
Amy Duggar Pursues Her Passion for Country Music in TLC Special "A Duggar Leaves Home"
Said installment premieres Tuesday, June 10 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/12/14 - 10:00 AM]
Nickelodeon and Lima Sky Join Forces to Launch Global, "SpongeBob SquarePants"-Themed Doodle Jump App!
Available now on iOS with Android coming soon, Doodle Jump SpongeBob marks Lima Sky's first co-brand with an animated series for their iconic Doodle Jump game.

[05/12/14 - 09:52 AM]
ESPN Extends Rights to MLS and U.S. National Teams
The eight-year agreement, beginning in 2015, includes English-language rights for the United States National Teams' FIFA World Cup qualifying matches (men and women) - up to 10 matches per year.

[05/12/14 - 09:41 AM]
Investigation Discovery to Air Special Encore of "The Injustice Files: Hood of Suspicion" Featuring Case of Robbie Tolan
Last week, an historic ruling was handed down by the U. S. Supreme Court ordering the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to revisit the case of Robbie Tolan, who was shot on New Year's Eve of 2008 in his driveway by a Bellaire, TX police officer.

[05/12/14 - 09:20 AM]
Record TV Coverage Planned for 2015 World Championships
NBC, NBCSN and Universal Sports Network will combine for a record 25+ hours of coverage, including live coverage of every event for the first time in history.

[05/12/14 - 09:14 AM]
Christian Borle, Megan Hilty and Tom Cavanaugh Lead the Voice Cast of the Animated "Lucky Duck," the First Disney Junior Original Movie
Geared towards kids age 2-7 and their families, the adventure at sea tells the story of a trio of misfit tub toys in search of the kids who will love them just the way they are.

[05/12/14 - 09:01 AM]
First Performers Announced to Rock the Stage at the "2014 CMT Music Awards"
Featuring more performances this year than ever before, the awards will broadcast from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 4.

[05/12/14 - 08:57 AM]
"Missing in Maui: A Disappeared Special" - One-Hour Special Premieres Monday, May 26 at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery
The special sheds light on the disappearance of 27-year-old pregnant woman Charli Scott, who vanished on the island of Maui on February 9, 2014.

[05/12/14 - 08:45 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Once Upon a Time" Finale Tops Demos for ABC
Both "Once" and "Revenge" sign off the season up double-digits from last week among adults 18-49.

[05/12/14 - 08:36 AM]
Night 1 of "Rosemary's Baby" Equals NBC's Top 18-49 Rating in Its Time Period Since March 23
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 11.

[05/12/14 - 08:29 AM]
ABC Wins 3rd Straight Sunday with "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" Hitting Multi-Week Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 11.

[05/12/14 - 08:23 AM]
Record Overnight Rating for Premier League "Championship Sunday" on Networks of NBCUniversal
NBC spins the numbers for the networks of NBCUniversal on Sunday, May 11.

[05/12/14 - 08:17 AM]
ESPN Marks One Month from 2014 FIFA World Cup with Full Slate of Programming
ESPN's countdown to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil continues Monday, May 12 with the one-month mark from the tournament's June 12 kickoff in Sao Paulo.

[05/12/14 - 08:02 AM]
Escape to Europe with "NCIS" Star Michael Weatherly and Rachelle Lefevre of "Under the Dome" When TVGN Premieres the Primetime Special "Watch! TV" on Tuesday, June 3
The television special airing on TVGN brings to life the pages of glamorous Watch! Magazine and gives an inside look at their thoughtfully crafted and meticulously planned photo shoots.

[05/12/14 - 07:52 AM]
Discovery Channel's All New "Vegas Rat Rods" Premieres as Part of "Motor Mondays" on May 19 at 10 PM
Steve Darnell and his team of rat rod specialists are master automotive fabricators.

[05/12/14 - 07:27 AM]
FOX Gives "Gotham," "Sleepy Hollow" Extended Orders; "Idol" Cut Back Once Again
Plus: "Glee" may potentially get a reduced order and the network's plans to roll out "Utopia" early.

[05/12/14 - 07:19 AM]
"Ray Donovan" Season One Available for Digital Download Today
Season one will also be released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 10, in time to catch-up before the broadcast premiere of the second season, which returns to Showtime on Sunday, July 13.

[05/12/14 - 05:00 AM]
FOX Announces Fall 2014 Schedule and New Portfolio of Content
"Our portfolio of content this year reflects the biggest investment in programming we've ever made," said Kevin Reilly.

[05/12/14 - 04:30 AM]
FOX and Endemol to Kick Off 2015 with Global Superstar Pitbull in America's Hottest New Year's Eve Spectacular "Pitbull's New Year's Revolution" (working title) Wednesday, December 31, on FOX
In January, Endemol signed an exclusive overall deal with Pitbull to develop and produce original content for television and the digital platform.

[05/11/14 - 12:09 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NASCAR, NBA Playoffs Top Charts
The Alphabet's coverage of Miami at Brooklyn led the night among adults 18-49.

[05/11/14 - 12:08 PM]
"Saturday Night Live," With Host Charlize Theron, Averages a 3.8/10 in Metered Market Households
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, May 10.

[05/11/14 - 11:23 AM]
ESPN's Highest-Rated NFL Draft Telecast Since 1993
ESPN spins the numbers for its 2014 NFL Draft coverage.

[05/11/14 - 09:34 AM]
Video: NBC's Fall Trailers for "A to Z," "Bad Judge," "Constantine," "Marry Me," "The Mysteries of Laura" & "State of Affairs"
Get your first look at the Peacock's first wave of new series for next season.

[05/11/14 - 09:33 AM]
Fresh Comedies, Captivating Dramas and Highly Popular Returning Series Highlight NBC's Well-Balanced and Dynamic 2014-15 Primetime Schedule
NBC is on track to win the traditional September-to-May primetime season in adults 18-49 for the first time in 10 years.

[05/10/14 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Saturday, May 10 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: "Gaffigan," "How I Met Your Dad" still alive at CBS; Warner Bros. Television shopping "Suburgatory" to cable; and 20th Century Fox Television's "Keep It Together" also looking for a new home.

[05/10/14 - 06:42 PM]
TBS Cancels "Men at Work" after Three Seasons
Co-star Danny Masterson broke the news this evening via his Twitter page.

[05/10/14 - 02:22 PM]
TBS Renews "Cougar Town" for Sixth Season
Co-creator Kevin Biegel confirmed the news this afternoon.

[05/10/14 - 12:28 PM]
NBC Puts a Stake in "Dracula"
The Jonathan Rhys Meyers-led drama won't return for a second season.

[05/10/14 - 12:05 PM]
Development Update: Saturday, May 10 - "Cristela," "Fresh Off the Boat" Added to ABC's Comedy Roster
Said duo is expected to round out the Alphabet's new series orders for the 2014-15 season.

[05/10/14 - 12:00 PM]
ABC Gives Fourth Season to "Last Man Standing"
The Tim Allen-led comedy will be back for a fourth go-round on the Alphabet.

[05/10/14 - 11:14 AM]
CBS Renews "The Mentalist," Axes Remaining Bubble Series
"Bad Teacher," "The Crazy Ones," "Friends with Better Lives," "Hostages" and "Intelligence" won't be back.







  [may 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


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





[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
"Criminal Minds" and "Extant" to Swap Time Periods Starting This Wednesday, July 30
"Criminal Minds" will return to its regular 9:00/8:00c slot followed by new drama "Extant" at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
Don't Miss the Season Two Premiere of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" on Sunday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT Only on E!
Plus: don't miss an all-new episode of the hit series "Botched" airing Sunday, August 10 at its new time of 10:30/9:30c.

[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Sports Group's 5 Match Soccer Slate This Week Kicks Off with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale Tomorrow at 7 PM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will be on site to call both matches.

[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
Video: "Atlanta Exes" + Super Trailer + Monday, August 18th on VH1
Watch a sneak preview of the new series, featuring the once significant others of an elite list of A-list men, which has no shortage of fabulousness, ambition, love, and drama.

[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Digital Content Partnership with Redd's Apple Ale for the Launch of the Original Weekly Improv Series "CC: Social Scene"
Socially inspired by Comedy Central's CC:Studios, the six-episode improv series is hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and directed by Rich Talarico.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Got Talent! August Slate Sizzles with the Return of ID's Most Beloved Stars: Paula Zahn, Susan Lucci, Joe Kenda, And Candice DeLong
First, tour the mind of infamous accused-ax-murderer Lizzie Borden in the season premiere of "Deadly Women" with Candice DeLong on Friday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c, followed by the landmark 100th episode at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live+7-Day Playback Lift for the Week of July 7
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
Michelle Beisner Joins ESPN as NFL Features Reporter
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network.

[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
Special Guest Jay Leno Mentors the Comics as the Final Five Move One Step Closer to Being the "Last Comic Standing" on Tues, July 31 (10-11 P.M. ET)
Only five comics remain in the competition, and the stakes have never been higher as they move one step closer to winning the coveted title of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "David Bowie: Five Years" - Documentary Special Premieres Friday, August 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
The film is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
"Gypsy Sisters" Focus on Family in New Season on TLC
The series returns with a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Boost Multi-Year Partnership To Bring Viewers The Best In Classic Martial Arts
The new deal will provide the network with access to 255 iconic martial arts titles from the Shaw Brothers vault - the world's leading martial arts collection, many on an exclusive basis.

[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
Season Two of "Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The 60-minute outdoor fishing show features three long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark.

[07/28/14 - 08:29 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos for Second Straight Week
"60 Minutes" and "Big Brother 16" are the most-watched programs in said categories.

[07/28/14 - 08:27 AM]
USA Network Announces Pilot Pick-Up for Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal Drama "Colony"
The project is a naturalistic drama about a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race.