October 21, 2014


DISCOVERY FAMILY: Big, Bigger, Biggest: Supersized (Premiere) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Tru Tori (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: Below Deck (Finale) at 9pm

Fox gave a straight-to-series order for comedy/horror anthology Scream Queens, from Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. 20th Century Fox Television and Murphy Television will produce. The first installment, set for a fall 2015 bow, revolves around a college campus rocked by a series of murders. “We loved every element of the pitch for this show,” said Fox Television Group chairman Dana Walden and Gary Newman, “a genre-bending concept which blends true horror with big comedic moments.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turner Broadcasting struck a deal with Disney for the network TV premiere rights to upcoming live-action Cinderella and Jungle Book films. The agreement covers Turner’s cable net portfolio, including TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network, for broadcast two years after the movies’ theatrical release. “These movies are the kind of tent-pole releases that will fit perfectly with Turner’s ever-growing stable of blockbuster titles,” said Deborah K. Bradley, SVP, head of program acquisitions, content strategy and licensing for Turner Broadcasting. Cinderella hits theaters in March, 2015; The Jungle Book arrives in October of next year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bethenny Frankel is returning to The Real Housewives of New York for season seven. Frankel left the Bravo reality show after season three, citing drama between cast members (no!), moving on to two spin-off shows and then a talker, Bethenny, that was canceled after one season in May. “Bethenny is one of the most popular Housewives in the history of the franchise, and I couldn’t be more excited she is coming home,” said Housewives exec producer Andy Cohen. The most recent finale of RHONY delivered a .64 rating among A18-49, versus 1.3 for the season three closer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX Networks launches “Simpsons World” today. The interactive digital and online experience provides authenticated users with clips, a newsfeed, social media updates, fun facts and instant on-demand access to all 552 episodes of the first 25 seasons; eps from the current season will be available the day after their original broadcast on Fox. “Hello, ‘Simpsons World,’ goodbye free time,” said Simpsons exec producer Al Jean. “Seriously.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sinead O’Connor did not take kindly to Dick Clark Productions’ supposed efforts via Twitter to secure Pope Francis to introduce her on the American Music Awards. In a post on her web site, the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer, who famously ripped a photo of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live in 1992, said her record company had been contacted about her appearing on the awards show, only to be informed that after the Pope failed to answer their requests, DCP was passing on an O’Connor performance. “I never heard anything so warped and disrespectful to both the Pope and myself,” said “O’Connor. Never happened, AMA sources told TMZ. In any case, the show will go on: AMAs air live on Sunday, November 23 on ABC, with Pitbull returning as host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Glamour Magazine joins Investigation Discovery as co-host of the second annual “Inspire a Difference” event on Wednesday, October 22 in NYC. Rosario Dawson, Marcia Gay Harden, Tamara Taylor and Stephanie March, along with their charity partners, will be honored for their commitment to supporting victims and inspiring others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC is partnering with PACER’s National Bullying Center. Starting on Unity Day, Wednesday, October 22. TLC will turn its logo orange in support of the cause, and network talent will speak out against bullying in videos featured on and social media platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The mid-season finale of E!’s Total Divas features the requisite confrontations and faltering relationship, plus a drama-filled wedding on Sunday, October 26 at 9p. Season three picks up January 4, with a pair of fresh WWE faces joining the fracas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E’s Duck Dynasty returns for season seven Wednesday, November 19 at 9p. In the premiere, the duck-calling clan travels to Scotland to trace their heritage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More couch potatoes get put to the survival test when Weather Channel’s Fat Guys in the Woods comes back for season two. Production begins in November, filming in four locations around the country for a 2Q15 return. Can’t wait? A “Survive the Feast” marathon of season one airs the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 28 form 2p-3a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After hitting series highs for its season two premiere last Tuesday – all four telecasts, including original and encore episodes, delivered a combined audience of 7 million viewers in Live+3 – USA comedy-reality series Chrisley Knows Best has been renewed for another round. In addition to the 12-ep order, USA grabbed a half-hour holiday special for December.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ahead of the launch of a new batch of Untold Stories of the ER, Discovery Fit & Health will premiere special Craziest Cases on Friday, November 7 at 10p, featuring the most visually arresting stories from the series’ past nine seasons (stiletto in the cheek, anyone?). The 100th episode kicks off a new season of eps Friday, November 14 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

James Denton (Desperate Housewives) has joined Hallmark Channel’s upcoming series The Good Witch, based on the net’s movie franchise, as a series regular. Production starts October 29 in Toronto for an early 2015 premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Onboard for season two of DirecTV’s Full Circle: Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Stacy Keach (Nebraska), Chris Bauer (True Blood), Rita Wilson (Girls), Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect), Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl), David Koechner (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), Calista Flockhart (Brothers and Sisters), Eric McCormack (Perception) and Kate Burton (Scandal). Production begins this month in LA for a premiere on Audience in spring 2015.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Roger Howarth (General Hospital) will recur on CW’s The Flash as a reporter. Superhero series airs Tuesdays at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy) landed a recurring role on upcoming season three of A&E drama Bates Motel. Sons alum Kenny Johnson plays Caleb on the show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season five premiere of Discovery’s Gold Rush was Friday’s most watched cable program, with almost 3.6 million viewers. The gold mining docu-series was also first in the A18-49 demo, drawing 1.5 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s Once Upon a Time was even with last week at 2.7/7, according to preliminary Nielsens for Sunday, while Resurrection dipped 7 percent to 1.4/3 for a series low in early numbers. AMC’s The Walking Dead didn’t trample time slot competitor Revenge, up 8 percent to 1.3/4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Walking Dead did deliver over 15 million total viewers and 9.8 million among A18-49 on Sunday, down 12 percent versus its season five premiere, opposite a Sunday Night Football game on NBC that included a record 509th touchdown pass by Peyton Manning. The broadcast was Dead’s most-watched show ever after its last two season debuts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court boasts it averaged a 1.57 HH metered market rating the week of October 13, up 37 percent over the same time last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Today’s Jackpot is $200 million

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


October 20, 2014



October 20, 2014



October 20, 2014


Candice Swanepoel (Model) – 26 years old
Asap Ferg (Rapper) – 26 years old
Jennifer Freeman (My Wife and Kids) – 29 years old
John Krasinski (The Office)  – 35 years old
Terrence J (E! News) – 37 years old
Snoop Dogg (Rapper) – 43 years old
Viggo Mortensen (“The Lord of the Rings” movies) – 56 years old
Danny Boyle (Director) – 58 years old
Tom Petty – 64 years old
William Christopher (M.A.S.H.) – 82 years old


October 20, 2014


CBS: The Millers (Premiere) at 8:30pm
FOOD: Hungry Games (Premiere) at 8pm
TBS: American Dad (Premiere) at 9pm

Fox cut the order for Mulaney from 16 to the 13 already completed. The comedy premiered to a soft 1.0 rating among A18-49, but improved to 1.1 its second outing, and will continue in its Sunday-at-9:30p timeslot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former Dancing With the Stars contestant Leah Remini returns to the ABC competition tonight, this time as co-host. The Leah Remini: It’s All Relative star is filling in for Erin Andrews, busy with World Series duties. “I hope ABC has a delay, gonna speak my mind!” warned Remini. Season 19 of Dancing airs Mondays at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A contestant on VH1’s Dating Naked whose very private parts were inadvertently shown for a split second has no right to the $10 million she’s suing for, said Viacom in a motion for dismissal. Calling Jess Nizewitz a “former model and sometime actress who wanted a shot at fame,” Viacom says Nizewitz signed “not one but three” agreements expressly agreeing to be filmed fully nude, with producers having sole discretion on how the footage was edited. What’s more, stated Viacom, Nizewitz waived her right to sue and is now liable for attorneys fee.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Singer/actress/talk show host Queen Latifah will host CBS’s inaugural broadcast of the Hollywood Film Awards. Show airs live from Hollywood Friday, November 14 at 8p, preceded by a red carpet special at 7:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime’s not betting on a second season of The Lottery. After premiering to 1.1 million total viewer in July, the thriller went on to average a soft 700,000 in Live+SD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former American Idol contestant Joanne Borgella died October 18 at age 32 after a battle with endometrial cancer that she had taken public. Borgella, who appeared on season seven of Idol, won season one of Oxygen’s Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance, and appeared on MTV’s Made as well as NUVOtv’s Curvy Girls. “Joanne made a choice to…be a fighter and share her journey with the world,” said her family on Facebook. “Her faith, courage and strength were unshaken through every obstacle she encountered.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Idol fans for the first time have a hand in selecting one of the contestants to advance to Hollywood Week. Voting at began Friday for one of four singers chosen by the show, who will win the golden ticket. Poll closes 11:59p on Tuesday, October 21; new season launches on Fox in January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s Home Sweet Bus follows a family of 13 who travel the country in a 360-square-foot bus performing faith-based music. One-hour special airs Tuesday, October 28 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) will play Marilyn Monroe’s mentally ill mother in Lifetime’s Marilyn. Four-hour miniseries based on the book, “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe,” is set to air in 2015.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ben Bledsoe (Spirited Away), Brian Jordan Alvarez (You Are What I Want) and Derek Goh (The Brides of March) landed roles in MTV comedy pilot Self Promotion, to be directed by Zach Braff (Scrubs).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dondre Whitfield (Mistresses) landed a regular role on season four of BET hit Real Husbands of Hollywood. Season three airs Tuesdays at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dean Stockwell reunites with former Quantum Leap costar Scott Bakula for a guest appearance on CBS’s NCIS: New Orleans, reports EW. Procedural airs Tuesdays at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tao Okamato (Wolverine) scored a guest arc on season three of NBC’s Hannibal. A premiere date has yet to be been announced.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Catalina Sandino Morano (Red Band Society) will recur on the fifth and final season of TNT’s Falling Skies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC’s Walking Dead can tack on 5.1 million more total viewers in Live+3 to the 17.3 million it had already scared up for the season five premiere on October 12, making the broadcast the most-watched non-sports show in cable history.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After topping lead-in Scandal October 16, freshman How to Get Away with Murder slipped three tenths to a still-strong 2.8/9 among A18-49 on Thursday, while Scandal held onto 2.9/9 in the demo to lead non-sports programming for ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s Amazing Race ran up to season highs in total viewers (6.6 million) and A18-49 (1.4) on Friday, according to preliminary Nielsens, up 12 and 27 percent versus last week. ABC’s freshman comedy Cristela dipped just 8 percent from its premiere, to 1.2/4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of The Affair had the best-ever Live+3 lift for a Showtime debut, adding 51 percent to the audience (412,000 viewers) for a Live+3 Sunday Total Night delivery of 1.2 million. The pilot also received over 600,000 across on demand and authenticated platforms ahead of its linear premiere, making it the net’s most-watched sneak preview.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fury – $23.5 million
Gone Girl – $17.8 million
The Book of Life – $17 million
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – $12 million
The Best of Me – $10.2 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

TV Host with Beauty background/interest. Sean De Simone Casting and luxury skin care brand Tatcha are casting a Brand Rep to sell on QVC. 250 appearances per year. Expr in TV Hosting or as a beauty expert on TV a plus. Should be located w/in 2 hrs of West Chester, PA (Philadelphia). Photo, Resumes and links to
(Source: Cynopsis)


October 17, 2014



October 17, 2014



October 17, 2014


Jacob Artist (Glee) – 22 years old
Chris Lowell (Private Practice) – 30 years old
Eminem (Rapper) – 42 years old
Sharon Leal (“Dreamgirls”) – 42 years old
Chris Kirkpatrick (N’Sync) – 43 years old
Wyclef Jean (The Fugees) – 45 years old
Ziggy Marley – 46 years old
Mike Judge (creator of Beavis And Butt-head & King of the Hill) – 52 years old
Rob Marshall (Director) – 54 years old
Alan Jackson (Country Singer) – 56 years old
Mae Carol Jemison (1st Black Female Astronaut) – 58 years old
George Wendt (Cheers) – 66 years old
Margot Kidder (“Superman, II, III & IV”) – 66 years old
Michael McKean (Laverne & Shirley) – 67 years old


October 17, 2014


COOKING: Chuck’s Eat The Street (Finale) at 10:30pm
DESTINATION AMERICA: Alaska Monsters (Premiere) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 10/18/14)
ADULT SWIM: Black Dynamite (Premiere) at 10:30pm
CMT: Ghost Hunters (Premiere) at 2pm
DIY: Flipping The Block (Premiere) at 11am
DIY: Family Under Construction (Premiere) at 7pm
OVATION: The Artful Detective (Premiere) at 8pm
OWN: Iyanla: Fix My Life (Finale) at 9pm
OWN: Six Little McGhees (Finale) at 10pm

(SUNDAY 10/19/14)
AL JAZEERA AMERICA: Midterms (Premiere) at 9pm
DA: Ghost Stalkers (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD: Hungry Games (Premiere) at 10pm
TLC: 90 Day Fiance (Premiere) at 8pm
TLC: My Five Wives (Premiere) at 10pm
Z LIVING: Good Food America (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Finale) at 8pm
NAT. GEO.: Wicked Tuna (Finale) at 10pm

CBS Corporation launched CBS All Access, an online streaming service that gives subscribers access to thousands of episodes from the network’s current season, previous seasons and classic shows on demand, as well as the ability to stream local CBS Television stations live in 14 of the largest U.S. markets. CBS All Access is available at and on mobile devices through the CBS App for iOS and Android for $5.99/month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the heels of HBO‘s announcement of a plan to offer a Web-based service that won’t require a cable or satellite TV subscription, CBS Corporation‘s Showtime is considering following suit. “We are always looking at ways of expanding our audience and it is certainly something that we have been examining for some time,” Showtime said in a statement. “The subscription model is ideally positioned to take advantage of developing technologies in the consumer marketplace.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The official cause of Joan Rivers‘ death has been determined by the New York City medical examiner’s office. The legendary comedienne died following “a predictable complication” during a medical procedure that led to a loss of oxygen to her brain. Rivers was undergoing a laryngoscopy and an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy at Yorkville Endoscopy in New York on August 28, when the fatal complication occurred. Rivers died September 4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Twin Peaks, which will make its return on Showtime in 2016 – 25 years after its debut – has yet another “project” on the horizon: a book by Mark Frost, co-creator and executive producer of the cult fave TV series with David Lynch (the duo are onboard for the revival, too). Flatiron Books will publish “The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks,” an inside look at what happened to the characters of the fictional town, slated for a late 2015 release.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO hit Game of Thrones is about to give viewers a glimpse into its characters’ pasts, with its first-ever flashback in Season Five. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed the news during a Q&A with film students in Spain, where the show is currently filming. Drama returns to HBO next spring.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 3 of Netflix‘s original drama Lilyhammer debuts Friday, November 21 at 12:01a. When the series returns, gangster Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt) helps Roar (Steinar Sagen) with a legal issue, after Roar travels to Brazil to meet his (uh-oh) Internet bride.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Frank Langella has been tapped for a recurring role in the third season of FX drama The Americans. Langella will play Gabriel, Philip and Elizabeth’s former KGB handler, who comes out of retirement to take back responsibility for overseeing the two KGB operatives. “We’ve been huge fans of Frank’s work for a long time, and it’s been such a pleasure getting to know Frank himself in the beginning stages of working together on the character of Gabriel,” said Executive Producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields. “We look forward to a great season together.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nearly 50 years since its premiere, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown continues as a ratings grabber. ABC’s airing of the half-hour cartoon, the first of several over the upcoming holiday season, averaged a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.3 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fury – Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, Brad William Henke, Jim Parrack
The Book of Life (Animated) – Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Kate Del Castillo, Cheech Marin
The Best of Me - Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato, Gerald McRaney, Caroline Goodall, Clarke Peters, Sebastian Arcelus
Birdman (Limited Release) – Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts
Dear White People (Limited Release) – Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle, Galiner, Teyonah Parris, Brandon Bell, Malcolm Barrett, Brittany Curran, Justin Dobies
Camp X-Ray (Limited Release) – Kristen Stewart, Payman Maadi, Lane Garrison, Joseph Julian Soria, John Carroll Lynch, Ser’Darius Blain, Cory Michael Smith, Julia Duffy
Listen Up Philip (Limited Release) – Jason Schwartzman, Elizabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce, Eric Bogosian, Krysten Ritter, Josephine De La Baume, Jess Wexler, Dree Hemingway
Rudderless (Limited Release) – Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Jamie Chung, Selena Gomez, Laurence Fishburne, William H. Macy, Kate Micucci
Young Ones (Limited Release) – Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Andy McPhee, Aimee Mullins, Alex McGregor, Robert Hobbs

Friday October 17, 2014
Manhattan East Community Block Party – on 43rd St. from Lexington to 3rd Ave.

Saturday October 18, 2014
P.A.L. Festival – on University Place from Waverly Place to 14th St.
63rd Drive “Rego Park” Festival (Queens) – from Austin Street to Queens Blvd.

Sunday October 19,2014
Times Square Autumn Carnival – on Broadway from 47th to 57th St.
West 57th Street Fair – on 57th St. bet. 7th Ave. and Broadway
23rd Annual Broadway Fall Festival – on Broadway from 86th to 96th St.
Main Street Islip Fall Festival – on Main St. from Route 111 to Smith Ave.

Today’s Jackpot is $180 million

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Saturday’s Jackpot is $100 million.

Powerball is played in 43 states.


October 16, 2014



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