[monday, november 03, 2014]    
show: all posts | rants & reviews | interviews | ratings | video
[11/03/14 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 3
Updates include: Nick Stoller signs onto NBC's Jerrod Carmichael comedy pilot; Frankie Shaw latest cast in USA's "Mr. Robot"; and Ben Cory Jones, Anthony Hemingway team for "Bros" at HBO.

[11/03/14 - 03:52 PM]
Global Superstar Taylor Swift to Perform at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
She joins previously announced performers 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea, Mary J. Blige, Charli XCX, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening's host, Pitbull.

[11/03/14 - 03:07 PM]
Introducing Nickelodeon's "100 Things To Do Before High School"
Look for a sneak preview of the new live-action comedy series on Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00/6:00c.

[11/03/14 - 02:35 PM]
"SNL" Heats Up November with Two More Shows
Woody Harrelson and Kendrick Lamar are on tap for November 15 followed by Cameron Diaz with Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars on November 22.

[11/03/14 - 02:16 PM]
Comedy Central and the New York Comedy Festival's 5th Annual "Comics to Watch" Showcase to Take Place at Carolines on Broadway Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.
This year's event features Emmy Blotnick, Robert Dean, Alex Edelman, Naomi Ekperigin, Nate Fernald, Matt Ingebretson, Kevin Iso, Jak Knight, David Smithyman, Julio Torres and Ricky Velez.

[11/03/14 - 02:15 PM]
Discovery Life Channel Greenlights First Original Series: "Those Girls" (wt) Profiles a Group of Transgender Friends in Kansas City
The series will premiere on Discovery Life Channel, formerly Discovery Fit & Health, in March.

[11/03/14 - 01:41 PM]
Rosie O'Donnell to Guest Star in Additional Episodes of ABC Family's Award-Winning Drama Series "The Fosters"
She will appear in two episodes to air in early 2015.

[11/03/14 - 12:41 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Skyscraper Live with Nik Wallenda" Delivers Most Watched Telecast of the Year
Discovery spins the numbers for Sunday, November 2.

[11/03/14 - 12:00 PM]
Christa B. Allen to Guest Star in Season Four of ABC Family's Hit Comedy "Baby Daddy"
She'll recur as Robyn, a funny, smart, athletic, corporate lawyer who works at Riley's (Chelsea Kane) law firm.

[11/03/14 - 11:44 AM]
"MasterChef Junior" Encores to Replace "Utopia" on Friday Nights
Look for weekly rebroadcasts of the Tuesday series each Friday night going forward.

[11/03/14 - 11:00 AM]
Starz Offers Can't-Miss Opportunity for Thrilling Limited Series "The Missing" with Free Sampling and Advance Season Schedule
Sampling will begin on Saturday, November 8, one week prior to the U.S. series premiere on Saturday, November 15 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/03/14 - 10:57 AM]
Live + 7 Ratings: ABC's "Forever" Spikes 82% and "How to Get Away with Murder" Soars 79% to Score Their Biggest-Ever Percentage Gains in TV Playback
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of October 13-19.

[11/03/14 - 10:49 AM]
Sons of Anarchy Post-Show "Anarchy Afterword" to Return Tuesday, November 4 on FX
"Afterword" will air live on FX following episodes 710, 711, 712 and the Series Finale on December 9.

[11/03/14 - 10:30 AM]
Syfy to Adapt "3001: The Final Odyssey" as a Miniseries
Stuart Beattie will write the adaptation and serve as executive producer along with Scott Free's Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker.

[11/03/14 - 10:30 AM]
NFL Super Bowl Champs Michael Irvin, Donald Driver & Willie McGinest Kick Off Must-See Episode of "The Biggest Loser: Glory Days" November 6
It's the halfway point in the competition, and the remaining 10 contestants are excited to learn that three NFL legends will be joining them this week.

[11/03/14 - 10:01 AM]
Hallmark Channel, The Leading Destination for Holiday Programming, Bridges Viewer Engagement with Countdown to Christmas from On-Air to Online with 360-Degree Social and Digital Extensions
The network's rollout of these initiatives coincides with the unveiling of its newly redesigned and resource-rich website, which is built to optimize viewer experience on any device and any size screen.

[11/03/14 - 09:48 AM]
"Celebrity Name Game" Enters November Sweeps with Craig Ferguson-Hosted Game Show Leading All New Syndicated Series Among Women 25-54
The daily program continues to add viewers each week, making it one of the breakout fall launches this season.

[11/03/14 - 09:28 AM]
"Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map" Premieres November 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT; "Joe Rogan: Rocky Mountain High" Premieres November 21 at Midnight on Comedy Central
The cable channel details its latest stand-up offerings due later this month.

[11/03/14 - 08:58 AM]
"Prospectors," Returns to The Weather Channel With Season 3 Premiere on December 7, Featuring Colorful New Characters, Exciting New Claims and Big Paydays
Season 3 brings back the original gang and adds a new family of miners into the mix as they conspire on the mountains of Colorado to seek their fortunes.

[11/03/14 - 08:58 AM]
Cleveland Cavaliers-Chicago Bulls Showdown Delivers One of ESPN's Highest-Rated Regular-Season NBA Games Ever
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, October 31.

[11/03/14 - 08:45 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Helps NBC Top Demos, CBS Lead Viewers
The Peacock has led the broadcast networks among adults 18-49 for nine consecutive Sundays.

[11/03/14 - 08:37 AM]
All 4 of ABC's Sunday Night Series Grow in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 2.

[11/03/14 - 08:36 AM]
Travel Channel Is on the Hunt for the Next "Travel Channel Star"
In a three-round competition series premiering in 2015 on TravelChannel.com, the process will culminate in a one-hour on-air special announcing the winner.

[11/03/14 - 08:34 AM]
Additional Performers Added to the CMA Awards Lineup
The Doobie Brothers, Hunter Hayes, Jennifer Nettles, Michael McDonald, Thomas Rhett, and Cole Swindell have all been added to the performance lineup.

[11/03/14 - 08:31 AM]
"The Blacklist" Is the #1 Drama of the Night in Live + 3 Adults 18-49
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, October 27.

[11/03/14 - 08:30 AM]
Grammy Award-Winning The Roots and Pop Sensation Fifth Harmony Join Stellar Concert Lineup for Nickelodeon HALO Awards, Premiering Nov. 30
Jam-packed with one-of-a-kind performances, the hour-long special celebrates five kids who are "Helping and Leading Others" (HALO) in their communities.

[11/03/14 - 08:30 AM]
NBC Is Currently #1 for the Night Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and Most Other Key Demos
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 2.

[11/03/14 - 08:28 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Scores Its Highest-Rated NFL Game of Season Highlighted by Denver-New England
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, November 2.

[11/03/14 - 08:20 AM]
Thanksgiving Runs Afowl with All-New Special "When Turkeys Attack" on Destination America
Produced by Discovery Studios, the special premieres Wednesday, November 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/03/14 - 08:17 AM]
Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson Join Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" for Season Five Premiering Tuesday, November 18 at 9PM ET/PT
Yolanda Foster, Brandi Glanville, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump are among the returning housewives.

[11/03/14 - 07:47 AM]
National Geographic Channel Premieres Hidden Camera Series That Uses High-Tech and Mechanical Builds to Manipulate Bad Behavior
The new 12-part series "Crowd Control" premieres Monday, November 24, at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/03/14 - 06:54 AM]
Get Your Fix of BET's "Being Mary Jane" Starring Gabrielle Union Returning Tuesday, February 3 at 10 P.M. ET/PT
The new season will feature 12 one-hour episodes that will air consecutively every Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET/PT with its season finale airing on Tuesday, April 21.

[11/03/14 - 06:09 AM]
The 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade(R) Marks the Start of the Holiday Season with the Nation's Most Beloved Spectacle, Nov. 27 on NBC
Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie of NBC's "Today" will anchor the broadcast.

[11/03/14 - 04:07 AM]
More "Masterpiece" Coming to PBS in 2015
Highlights include new seasons of "Downton Abbey" and "Mr. Selfridge" plus the premiere of "Wolf Hall."

[11/03/14 - 03:31 AM]
The Wildest Party Ever Hits the Jungle When the Netflix Original Series "All Hail King Julien" Debuts Dec. 19
By the end of 2016, DreamWorks Animation will debut 10 additional new series on the world's leading Internet TV Network.

[11/02/14 - 01:05 PM]
FOX Pulls the Plug on "Utopia"
Said cancellation will apply to its live-streaming feeds as well, which will stop later today.

[11/02/14 - 10:42 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS Split Demo Honors with College Football
The Alphabet however is the most-watched network last night.

[11/02/14 - 09:38 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," With Host Chris Rock, Scores the Show's Highest Rating in Metered-Market Households Since February 1
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, November 1.

[11/01/14 - 09:02 AM]
"Dateline" Reports NBC's Highest 18-49 Rating in the Hour, Excluding Sports, Since May 16
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, October 31.

[11/01/14 - 08:37 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Reclaims Demo Crown with "Shark Tank"
The Alphabet's Friday mainstay is up week-to-week and year-to-year among adults 18-49.

[11/01/14 - 08:34 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Scores Its Highest-Rated Halloween Show in 9 Years
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for Friday, October 31.

[11/01/14 - 08:30 AM]
ABC Dominates Opening Friday of Sweep - "Shark Tank" Is #1 at Season Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 31.

[10/31/14 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 31
Updates include: AMC passes on "Knifeman," "Galyntine"; Craig Sweeny brings "Limitless" to the small screen at CBS; and TNT orders supernatural drama "Breed" to pilot.

[10/31/14 - 03:43 PM]
TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama "Agent X," Starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney
The network has ordered 10 episodes for the first season of the series, with plans to launch in the second half of 2015.

[10/31/14 - 03:27 PM]
NBC Passes on Back Nine for "Bad Judge," "A to Z"
Said development will spell the end of both series after 13 episodes.

[10/31/14 - 02:08 PM]
The Season Premiere of "Mom" Delivers Series High Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 12:55 PM]
ABC to Air Charles Schulz' Animated Classic, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," Wednesday, November 26
A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers," will air with the Peanuts classic.

[10/31/14 - 12:43 PM]
"Northmen - A Viking Saga" Acquired for Distribution and Premium Pay TV Deal with Starz
The film is directed by Claudio Fäh and produced by Ralph S. Dietrich.

[10/31/14 - 12:38 PM]
FOX Premieres: 30-Day Multi-Platform Totals
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/31/14 - 10:12 AM]
Iggy Azalea to Perform at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
She joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening's host, Pitbull.

  [november 2014]  

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

[03/23/18 - 09:16 AM]
FremantleMedia North America Set to Bring World's Largest Population of Superheroes and Supervillains to Television in New "Astro City" Series
The live action drama series is being produced by FremantleMedia North America, with its pilot episode being written by Kurt Busiek and Rick Alexander.

[03/23/18 - 09:04 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Unveils the Full Trailer for Season Two of "I'm Dying Up Here"
The series takes viewers behind the curtain of the comedy scene that birthed the careers of legends such as Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and David Letterman, showing there's truly no such thing as an easy laugh.

[03/23/18 - 08:19 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NCAA Hold Off Push from ABC, NBC
The Peacock's "Chicago Fire" edges the Alphabet's "Station 19" in the firefighter drama showdown.

[03/23/18 - 06:32 AM]
HBO Launches "Silicon Valley: Inside the Hacker Hostel" Virtual Reality on HTC's Viveport, March 25
The captivating, interactive VR experience will provide one-on-one encounters with Richard (Thomas Middleditch), Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani), Gilfoyle (Martin Starr), Big Head (Josh Brener) and Jian-Yang (Jimmy O. Yang).

[03/22/18 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 22
Updates include: Neil Flynn bound for "Abby's" at NBC; Lilla Crawford, Will Kindrachuk snag roles on Bobby Bowman's ABC pilot; and Kearran Giovanni tapped for NBC's "Suspicion."

[03/22/18 - 12:09 PM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Reveals the Inside Story and Untold Events of a Deadly American Tragedy in "Waco: The Longest Siege"
The film provides an intimate portrait of a young Vernon Howell (later renamed David Koresh) and his Branch Davidian followers, who came from around the globe to join the Pied Piper-like figure.

[03/22/18 - 10:35 AM]
Video: "Pose" - Peek Teaser - FX
"Pose," FX's new original series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals, premieres this summer.

[03/22/18 - 10:31 AM]
Video: Viceland Premeries Trailer for New Series "My House" About NYC Queer Ballroom Scene
"My House" is an insider's guide to New York City's hyper-competitive underground queer ballroom scene.

[03/22/18 - 10:05 AM]
CMT Elevates Morgan Selzer to Senior Vice President of Program Development
"Morgan is a seasoned and savvy development executive who crafts compelling stories across multiple formats and genres," said Keith Cox.

[03/22/18 - 10:00 AM]
All-New Two-Hour Special "Meghan Markle: An American Princess" to Air Friday, May 11, on FOX
The two-hour event will focus on Markle's life and potential legacy as the first American to marry into the British royal family since 1937.

[03/22/18 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates for 2017-2018
"Scorpion" will now kick off said finales on Monday, April 16.

[03/22/18 - 09:44 AM]
"Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: I'm Still Laughing" to Premiere Friday, March 23 at 10 PM ET/PT on Showtime(R)
Filmed at The Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the new special features comedy veteran and fan-favorite Bruce Bruce teaming up with Huggy Lowdown, Aida Rodriguez and Brian "Da Wildcat" Smith.

[03/22/18 - 09:23 AM]
Embedded with Survivors of the Parkland, Fla. School Shooting, CBS News Brings Viewers Inside a Movement as Students Turn Grief Into Action in "39 Days"
The one-hour special airs this Saturday, March 24 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/22/18 - 08:34 AM]
Seth Rogen Announces All-Star Lineup for Netflix Comedy Special
Guests scheduled to appear include: Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Wolf, John Mulaney, James Corden,The Muppets, Post Malone, Nick Kroll, Kumail Nanjiani, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Che, Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious.

[03/22/18 - 08:32 AM]
"The Rain" Is Coming to Netflix May 4
In Netflix's post-apocalyptic YA thriller, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunker six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wipes out almost all humans in Scandinavia.