FIRST LOOK/ ON TV

April 24, 2014

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 4/24/14)
ABC: Black Box (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: Bad Teacher (Premiere) at 9:30pm
HGTV: Fixer Upper (Premiere) at 11p
CNN: Chicagoland (Finale) at 10pm
NBC: Parks And Recreation (Finale) at 8pm

Meg Ryan has been tapped to narrate CBS‘s How I Met Your Mother spinoff pilot How I Met Your Dad, as an unseen Bob Saget voiced “future Ted” in the original. Ryan’s character is played in flashback by Greta Gerwig.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sorry, Netflix. Amazon.com struck a deal with HBO for exclusive SVOD rights for past seasons of certain HBO programs including The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood and Boardwalk Empire. Girls, Newsroom and Veep will eventually be available as well, about three years after air. New shows are not part of the deal – for that, viewers still have to sign up for HBO.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Now-unionized post-production editors on NBC‘s Last Comic Standing are back at work after a two-day strike. The reality show reboot is slated for a Thursday, May 22 premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will make his hosting debut for the late night sketch comedy’s May 17 finale with St. Vincent as musical guest. Charlize Theron hosts for the second time May 10, with The Black Keys returning for a third time as musical guests.
(Source: Cynopsis)

VH1 canceled pop culture recap show Best Week Ever. Launched in 2004, it was canceled in 2010, but revived in 2012. The series “served as a national launching pad for many talented creatives and comedians,” said the net in a statement. “We thank them, and the viewers who tuned in each week.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The VMAs are headed back to Southern California. MTV announced via video Wednesday that the 2014 music awards show will air live from the newly renovated Forum in Inglewood, CA on Sunday, August 24th. Last year, the show – you might remember a little performance by Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke? – was broadcast from Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC‘s I Found the Gown comes back for season three with back-to-back eps on Friday, April 25. A chaotic Gown Rush sale is center stage at 10p, with the focus on a bride on a budget at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rob Lowe will narrate Nat Geo miniseries The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?, premiering in July. The former Brat Packer narrated the net’s The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us last spring, and starred in last fall’s Killing Kennedy. “No one has really examined the ’90s like this before,” said Lowe. “I think viewers will be fascinated by the dramatic changes we’ve seen in even the small amount of time that’s passed since Y2K.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Coldplay‘s getting plenty of NBC exposure ahead of the release of their new album Monday, May 19. In addition to front man Chris Martin‘s guest gig on The Voice and a May 3 performance on Saturday Night Live, the band headlines the net’s one-hour special, Coldplay: Ghost Stories on Sunday, May 18 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv‘s L.A. Hair is back for season three on Thursday, May 22 at 9p. First up in the A-list salon chair: Being Mary Jane‘s Gabrielle Union.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CW‘s Supernatural on Tuesday got a two-tenths bump to .9/3 in A18-49, beating ABC for the hour in the demo, and tying with CBS‘s NCIS: Los Angeles in M18-34 (.7/2).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 10 premiere of Discovery‘s Deadliest Catch was the highest rated premiere of the series in three seasons in P25-54 and the top Tuesday cable program among both Persons and M25-54 delivery, no exclusions, and the number three program in all of television among M25-54, no exclusions. Discovery was also the number one network in all of television, in Men.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tuesday’s premiere of Lifetime docuseries Tru Tori drew 1.2 million viewers, averaging 625,000 A25-54 and 615,000 A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season one finale of USA reality series Chrisley Knows Best on Tuesday drew its highest ratings to date in the key demos, growing week-to-week with 890,000 P18-49 (up 10 percent) and 803,000 P25-54 (up 19 percent).The episode delivered 1.5 million total viewers P2+; when combined with the encore telecast, the finale delivered 1.4M P18-49, 1.3M P25-54 and 2.4M total viewers P2+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Dana Craig died March 20 of a heart attack. He was 68. In addition to film and theater roles, Craig appeared on TV shows including Murphy Brown, Murder, She Wrote, L.A. Law and The Waltons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 

OLIVIA WILDE AND JASON SUDEIKIS WELCOME A SON

April 23, 2014

OLIVIA WILDE AND JASON SUDEIKIS WELCOME A SON
http://www.eonline.com/news/534416/olivia-wilde-gives-birth-actress-and-fiance-jason-sudeikis-welcome-a-baby-boy

ELMO PUPPETEER KEVIN CLASH CLEARED OF SEXUAL ABUSE CHARGES

April 23, 2014

ELMO PUPPETEER KEVIN CLASH CLEARED OF SEXUAL ABUSE CHARGES
http://www.people.com/article/kevin-clash-cleared-sexual-abuse

UMA THURMAN ENDS ENGAGEMENT TO ARPAD BUSSON

April 23, 2014

UMA THURMAN ENDS ENGAGEMENT TO ARPAD BUSSON
http://www.people.com/article/uma-thurman-arpad-busson-end-engagement

 

JODIE FOSTER MARRIES ALEXANDRA HEDISON

April 23, 2014

JODIE FOSTER MARRIES ALEXANDRA HEDISON
http://www.people.com/article/jodie-foster-marries-alexandra-hedison

LUPITA NYONG’O NAMED PEOPLE MAGAZINES MOST BEAUTIFUL

April 23, 2014

LUPITA NYONG’O NAMED PEOPLE MAGAZINES MOST BEAUTIFUL
http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20360857_20809287,00.html

CELEBRITY NEWS: APRIL 23, 2014

April 23, 2014

CELEBRITY NEWS: APRIL 23, 2014
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) – 24 years old
Taio Cruz (Singer) – 29 years old
Jaime King (Hart of Dixie) – 35 years old
John Cena (Wrestler) – 37 years old
Kal Penn (How I Met Your Mother) – 37 years old
Barry Watson (Samantha Who?) – 40 years old
Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY) – 47 years old
David Tutera (Celebrity Wedding Planner) – 48 years old
John Hannah (“Four Weddings And A Funeral”) – 51 years old
George Lopez (Comedian) – 53 years old
Valerie Bertinelli (Hot In Cleveland) – 54 years old
Jan Hooks (formerly of Saturday Night Live) – 57 years old
Judy Davis (The Starter Wife) – 59 years old
Michael Moore (Director) – 60 years old
Joyce DeWitt (“Three’s Company”) – 65 years old
Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man) – 75 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ POWERBALL

April 23, 2014

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 4/23/14)
DISCOVERY: Dual Survival (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Marooned (Premiere) at 10pm
MYX TV: I’m Asian American And… (Premiere) at 8pm
REELZ: Ball Boys (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL: Trip Flip (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL: Baggage Battles (Premiere) at 10pm
TV ONE: R&B Divas: Atlanta (Premiere) at 10pm
PBS: Your Inner Fish (Finale) at 10pm

Ellen DeGeneres is launching a furniture design competition series on HGTV. Six-episode Ellen’s Design Challenge, from the talk show host’s A Very Good Production and A. Smith & Co. in association with Telepictures, focuses on six people competing to complete design projects, a passion of DeGeneres’s. “There has been a lot of dancing in our halls since we shared that we will be collaborating with Ellen,” said HGTV and DIY president Kathleen Finch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Olympic figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, who made a splash when they bantered as part of the Winter Games broadcast team, then served as Access Hollywood fashion correspondents for the 2014 Oscars, are at it again. NBC has enlisted the duo to cover fashion for the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby (imagine the hats!) on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The date for the Daytime Emmy Awards has been set for June 22 at the Beverly Hilton, with the Creative Arts trophies presented June 20 and the Bonaventure Hotel. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has been negotiating for a TV deal; HLN broadcast the show for the past two years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

VH1 laid off about a dozen staffers in its NYC office, says Deadline. The net issued a statement saying, “We felt it was the right time to examine our overall production and development structure in New York.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen‘s Tattoos After Dark comes back Tuesday, May 13 at 10p, nudging docu-series Chasing Maria Menounos to 10:30p for its final two eps.
(Source: Cynopsis)

John Turturro is replacing Robert De Niro in HBO miniseries Criminal Justice, due to a scheduling conflict. The role in question was played by the late James Gandolfini the pilot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel‘s Signed, Sealed, Delivered scored a 1.6 household rating with 1.4 million homes on Sunday, to reach over 2.1 million unduplicated viewers. The series debut ranked among the top 10 in key demo ratings for 8p hour, placing number three in households and total viewers (.8 rating).
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 4/20/14)
1) Various Artists – Frozen – 258,807 (After 21 weeks – 2,335,394)
2) August Alsina – Testimony – 67,106
3) NeedToBreathe – Rivers In The Wasteland – 48,844

Other Debuts
4) Jason Derulo – Talk Dirty – 44,129
5) Ingrid Michaelson – Lights Out – 36,579
17) Disney Karaoke Series – Frozen – 15,176
18) Sevendust – Time Travelers & Bonfires – 14,752
21) Breathe Carolina – Savages – 13,648
27) Jesse James Decker – Comin Home -EP – 11,144

POWERBALL
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CUBA GOODING JR.’S WIFE FILES FOR A SEPARATION AFTER 20 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

April 22, 2014

CUBA GOODING JR.’S WIFE FILES FOR A SEPARATION AFTER 20 YEARS OF MARRIAGE
http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/22/cuba-gooding-jr-divorce/

MICHAEL EGAN ACCUSES SEVERAL HOLLYWOOD HONCHOS OF SEXUAL ABUSE

April 22, 2014

MICHAEL EGAN ACCUSES SEVERAL HOLLYWOOD HONCHOS OF SEXUAL ABUSE
http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/21/michael-egan-press-conference-hollywood-sex-ring-lawsuit-bryan-singer/

 


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