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CELEBRITY NEWS: NOVEMBER 27, 2014
Alison Pill (The Newsroom) – 29 years old
Jaleel White (Family Matters) – 38 years old
Twista (Rapper) – 41 years old
Samantha Harris (former host of Dancing With The Stars) – 41 years old
Michael Vartan (Alias) – 46 years old
Robin Givens (Head of the Class) – 50 years old
Adam Shankman (Director) – 50 years old
Caroline Kennedy – 57 years old
Bill Nye “The Science Guy” – 59 years old
Curtis Armstrong (“Revenge of the Nerds” movies) – 61 years old
Kathryn Bigelow (Director, “The Hurt Locker”) – 63 years old
ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 11/27/14)
NBC: Macy”s Thanksgiving Day Parade at 9am
NBC: The National Dog Show at 12pm
FOX: NFL Football: Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles at 4:30pm
ABC: Thank You, America with Robin Roberts at 8pm
FOX: Fox’s Cause For Paws: All-Star Dog Spectacular at 8pm
NBC: NFL Football: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers at 8:30pm
DIY: I Want That Most (Premiere) at 10pm
SCOTT STAPP (CREED) CLAIMS HE IS BROKE AND THAT PEOPLE STOLE MONEY FROM HIM
CHERYL BURKE IS LEAVING “DANCING WITH THE STARS”
CELEBRITY NEWS: NOVEMBER 26, 2014
Rita Ora (Singer) – 24 years old
Lil Fizz (B2K) – 29 years old
Natasha Bedingfield (Singer) – 33 years old
Maia Campbell (In The House) – 38 years old
DJ Khaled – 39 years old
Tammy Lynn Michaels (Popular)– 40 years old
Peter Facinelli (“Twilight” movies) – 41 years old
Garcelle Beauvais (“The Jaime Foxx Show”) – 48 years old
Olivia Cole (Murder, She Wrote) – 72 years old
Tina Turner – 75 years old
Rich Little (Comedian) – 76 years old
ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 11/26/14)
NBC: The Making of Peter Pan Live! (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving at 8pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Celebrity Motor Homes (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Property Brothers at Home (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Your Worst Nightmare (Finale) at 9pm
Personal finance advisor Suze Orman is leaving CNBC after 14 years to develop a syndicated talk show. Suze Orman’s Money Wars, from Warner Bros. Telepictures, will focus on families and friends whose financial disputes are disrupting their lives. The final new episode of The Suze Orman Show is set for March 28. “I want to personally thank Suze for her friendship and her incredible contributions to CNBC,” wrote CNBC president Mark Hoffman in a note to staff Tuesday. Orman’s show will have had the longest run in the news net’s history.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the first documentary to be made with the cooperation of the musician’s family, will premiere on HBO in 2015. Director Brett Morgen has been working on the film since 2007; Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain is an exec producer. HBO Documentary Films and Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group are co-producing. Cobain died in 1994 at age 27.
George Eads, the only original CSI cast member who has remained on the show all 15 seasons, won’t be making it to 16 if the procedural gets renewed. TVGuide.com reports the actor’s character, Nick Stokes, will be written out at the end of the season. Though Eads took a leave last season after an altercation with a writer on the series, TVGuide describes the parting as amicable.
ABC gave a full season order for Cristela, joining freshman comedy survivor Black-ish. The 20th Century Fox Television series premiered to a 1.3 among A18-49 and hasn’t dipped below 1.0 in the demo Fridays at 8:30p.
Unaired eps of Selfie and Manhattan Love Story, Tuesday comedies canceled by ABC, have landed Hulu. The first Selfie is available now for Hulu Plus members; remaining five shows will be released one a week. Love Story begins streaming next week.
Country star Garth Brooks canceled appearances to plug his new album on shows including The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Today, in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury decision that prompted national protests. “We landed in NY last night to the news of the civil unrest that was going on in our nation,” posted the singer on Facebook. “To spend the day promoting our stuff like nothing was wrong, seemed distasteful to me…I will gladly reschedule any or all appearances the networks will allow.”
Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will star in limited series Big Little Lies, a project written by David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal) based on the bestseller by Liane Moriarty. Witherspoon’s Pacific Standard and Kidman’s Blossom Films optioned the film and TV rights with the intention to star and produce.
Syfy picked up six-part The Bazillion Dollar Club, a docu-series following high-tech innovators, to premiere in 2015. “The show is important to Syfy’s unscripted strategy to engage fans with entertaining and informative real-world drama,” said net president Dave Howe.
E! ordered a pilot for Comments Section, exec produced by The Soup host Joel McHale and starring comedian Michael Kosta, who will co-exec produce. McHale is continuing on Community, relocated from NBC to Yahoo.
They might not be allowed to stay up to watch it, but the competitors on Lifetime docu-series Child Genius could land a $100,000 college fund if they win it. The show, following gifted children and their hovering parents as they prepare for a national intelligence competition, premieres Tuesday, January 6 at 10p, after the season five bow of Dance Moms.
NBC’s The Making of Peter Pan Live!, a one-hour special from NBC News’ Peacock Productions airing tonight at 8p, offers a three-month countdown of behind-the-scenes happenings as the musical pulls together. Peter and Tinkerbell take flight Thursday, December 4 at 8p.
HGTV franchise House Hunters takes an irreverent turn with two new series. House Hunters Pop’d boasts a pop up screen with cheeky observations related to the action on air, starting Friday, November 28 at 11p. Tiny House Hunters, about home buyers on the lookout for small spaces, premieres December 15-19 at 10p. The shows are “giving our most popular franchise a fun spin,” said Allison Page, general manager, HGTV and DIY. “No one knows better how to slice, dice and expand the House Hunters concept than we do.”
Comedic dating game Baggage on the Road, spun off from Baggage with that show’s host Jerry Springer, travels to Texas, Florida, Louisiana and Connecticut as contestants looking for love reveal embarrassing secrets. Launch date for GSN newcomer from Wilshire Studios: January 7 at 9p.
MTV has two specials set for the first week of December. On Tuesday, December 2 at 10p, True Life Presents: Crazy Young Love follows the highs and lows of couples obsessively in love; the next night at 11p, Growing Up Greek explores what it’s like to be raised Greek in a Florida community.
Cozi TV kicks off month-long Cozi Holidozi on Friday, December 28, featuring holiday-themed eps of shows like Hart to Hart, Starsky & Hutch and Knight Rider, as well as classic films including Holiday Inn (1942) and Scrooge (1935). Check local listings.
Hallmark original movie Christmas Under Wraps, one of the net’s “12 New Movies of Christmas,” makes its debut Saturday, November 29 at 8p. On Sunday, One Christmas Eve debuts at 8p, the first “Hallmark Hall of Fame” premiere presentation on the net since the franchise’s move to cable.
Up original movie Marry US for Christmas premieres Sunday, December 7 at 7p. The sequel to last year’s Marry Me for Christmas reunites Victoria Rowell with her former Young and Restless castmate, Kristoff St. John.
Justin Chatwin (Shameless), James Frain (Intruders), Ksenia Solo (Black Swan), Kyra Harper (Warehouse 13) and Earl Pastko (Murdoch Mysteries) have joined the season three cast of BBC America’s Orphan Black. Clone drama is shooting in Toronto through March, for a return next year.
Showtime’s Homeland had its best time period ratings of the season, with 1.77 million viewers at 9p (up seven percent versus last week) and a season high 2.32 million viewers for the night, up 11 percent. The Affair followed with its highest rated episode of the season with 877,000 viewers, up 13 percent week to week and up 73 percent versus the series premiere. For the night, Affair drew a season high of 1.12 million, up 14 percent versus last week’s total night (985,000) and 39 percent above the series premiere night (809,000).
Discovery’s Gold Rush was the #1 program in all of television on Friday night among M18-49 delivery for the 2nd consecutive week, and the number one program on cable on Friday night among HH (2.73), P25-54 (1.9), M25-54 (2.77), P18-49 (1.55), M18-49, (2.2) P2+ (3.8 million viewers) delivery. At 10p, Edge of Alaska was Friday night’s number one non-sports cable program among M25-54 (1.19) delivery.
Syndie newcomer Hot Bench had a 13 percent week to week ratings lift, to 1.7 the week ending November 16, a 31 percent jump from its premiere.
Recently canceled Queen Latifah was up 9 percent versus last week, hitting a season high 1.2. Other talkers hitting season highs the week ending November 16: Dr. Phil, up 3 percent to 3.5; Ellen, up 4 percent to 2.9 and Maury, up 5 percent to 2.1.
Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court reports a series high among Households the week of November 10, delivering a 1.4 national HH rating.
Game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy also reached season highs. Wheel tied Judge Judy for first place in first-run syndication with 7.4, and Jeopardy ratings, driven by the first week of its Tournament of Champions, hit 7.0.
The premiere of Party Down South 2 and holiday special Drunksgiving delivered a combined 1.3 million total viewers in Live+3 for CMT. Party scored 748,000 total viewers and 505,000 among A18-49 with 77 percent playback growth.
Food Network posted a .5 rating among A25-54 on Saturday night, up 25 percent versus its year-ago number. Sunday night brought the net a .6 rating among A25-54, up 50 percent, averaging 1.3 million total viewers and ranking 5th for the night among all cable.
Hallmark’s A Royal Christmas averaged 4.5 million total viewers on Saturday, making it the second most-watched telecast in the net’s history among HHs and total viewers. The premiere of The Christmas Shepherd on Sunday averaged 4.2 million total viewers.
SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 11/23/14)
1) One Direction – Four – 387,098
2) Taylor Swift – 1989 – 213,744 (After 4 weeks – 2,214,558)
3) Pentatonix – That’s Christmas To Me – 99,018
4) Nickelback – No Fixed Address – 79,520
8) In This Moment – Black Widow – 36,179
17) Various Artists – Hunger Games: Mockingly Part 1 Soundtrack – 21,293
18) Various Artists – Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6 – 20,006
19) Hans Zimmer – Interstellar Soundtrack – 19,610
21) TV On The Radio – Seeds – 18,648
25) Various Artists – Art of McCartney – 16,779
31) Trisha Yearwood – Prizefighter Hit After Hit – 12,898
Today’s Jackpot is $80 million.
Powerball is played in 43 states.
OFFICER DARREN WILSON BREAKS HIS SILENCE TO GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS AFTER FERGUSON VERDICT