TLC YANKS “19 KIDS AND COUNTING” FROM TV SCHEDULE DUE TO JOSH DUGGAR SCANDAL
TLC YANKS “19 KIDS AND COUNTING” FROM TV SCHEDULE DUE TO JOSH DUGGAR SCANDAL
CASEY KASEM’S WIDOW JEAN WILL NOT BE PROSECUTED FOR ELDER ABUSE
DAVID LETTERMAN’S “LATE SHOW” SET TOSSED IN A DUMPSTER
MICHAEL SAM IS PLAYING PRO FOOTBALL IN CANADA
OPRAH WINFREY SENT THE DUGGAR FAMILY HOME BEFORE A SHOW TAPING WHEN HER STAFF GOT A TIP ABOUT MOLESTATION BY JOSH DUGGARMay 22, 2015
OPRAH WINFREY SENT THE DUGGAR FAMILY HOME BEFORE A SHOW TAPING WHEN HER STAFF GOT A TIP ABOUT MOLESTATION BY JOSH DUGGAR
CELEBRITY NEWS: MAY 22, 2015
Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) – 30 years old
Apollo Anton Ohno (Olympian) – 33 years old
Nazanin Boniadi (Scandal) – 33 years old
Maggie Q (Nikita) – 36 years old
Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon A Time) – 37 years old
Katie Price (British Model) – 37 years old
A.J. Langer (Private Practice) – 41 years old
Donell Jones (R&B Singer) – 42 years old
Alison Eastwood (“Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil”) – 43 years old
Naomi Campbell (Model) – 45 years old
Michael Kelly (House of Cards) – 46 years old
Brooke Smith (Grey’s Anatomy) – 48 years old
Johnny Gill (R&B Singer) – 49 years old
Ann Cusack (Private Practice) – 54 years old
ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 5/22/15)
FOOD: American Diner Revival (Premiere) at 10:30pm
TRU TV: The Hustlers (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL: Mysteries at the National Parks (Finale) at 10:30pm
ID: How (Not) to Kill Your Husband (Premiere) at 10pm
NICK: Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (Premiere) at 8:30pm
OWN: Deion’s Family Playbook (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL: The Grill of Victory (Premiere) at 2pm and 3pm
DIY: Renovation Realities (Finale) at 9pm
HISTORY: The Universe: Ancient Mysteries Solved (Finale) at 9pm
AFRICA CHANNEL: The Africa Channel Movie House (Premiere) at 7pm
E!: #RichKids of Beverly Hills (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL: 101 Amazing Thrills (Premiere) at 3pm
CBS: Battle Creek (Finale) at 10pm
DESTINATION AMERICA: Ghost Asylum (Finale) 10pm
HGTV: Lakefront Bargain Hunt (Finale) at 8pm and 8:30pm
LIFETIME: The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (Finale) at 10pm
The finale of CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman delivered 13.76 million viewers Wednesday night, the show’s fourth largest audience ever, after its 1993 premiere and two post-Olympic shows in 1994. A 3.1 rating among A18-49 was Late Show’s best since Letterman’s kumbaya with Oprah Winfrey in 2005. The broadcast clobbered every primetime show as well as its late night competition. Even delayed by Dave’s extended exit, The Late Late Show with James Corden drew 4.01 viewers, the most ever for the franchise with any host.
TiVo released a list of the top ten moments during David Letterman’s final Late Show broadcasts that resonated most with its viewers:
10. Dave and Tom Hanks reminisce about the early days of their careers.
9. Howard Stern tries to kiss Dave.
8. President Bill Clinton talks about his new granddaughter.
7. Bill Murray stumbles out of a goodbye cake.
6. Julia Dreyfus shares one of the top ten things she’s always wanted to say to Dave: “Thanks for letting me take part in another hugely disappointing series finale.”
5. George Clooney handcuffs Dave and tells him, “You’re not going anywhere.”
4. Dave shows clips of his mother’s appearances.
3. Dave shows highlights of things they’ve done outside over the years.
2. Tina Fey takes off her dress and gives it to Dave.
1. Dave shows clips of he and guest Julia Roberts kissing.
American Heroes Channel is again partnering with the GI Film Festival, taking place this weekend in the D.C. metro area. Today, AHC Director of Development Brent Hatherill and Discovery Channel VP of Production & Development, Mike Sorenson lead a Q&A session to help veteran filmmakers looking for input on how to pitch film and television. On Saturday, GIFF presents its “Best of Show” awards ceremony, featuring America: Facts Vs. Fiction host Jamie Kaler as emcee.
MTV2 is rolling out #NONSTOPSUMMER, supporting its summer slate and featuring network talent Nick Cannon, Charlamagne tha God, Tyga, DeRay Davis and the casts of Guy Code, Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out and MTV2’s Joking Off. Joining the lineup: new series Not Exactly News, launching Wednesday, June 17 at 11:30p and Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne and Kingin’ with Tyga, bowing Friday, July 10 at 11p and 11:30p. “In the middle of eight consecutive quarters of growth and our highest ratings in history, we are aiming even higher,” said Chris McCarthy, GM of MTV2, Logo TV and mtvU. “This summer MTV2 will be non-stop as we celebrate our 20th anniversary year with our most ambitious slate ever.”
HGTV renewed Island Life and Island Hunters, while sister net DIY ordered more episodes of Texas Flip and Move, Garage Gold and Building Alaska. The shows “are among the consistent performers on our networks,” said GM Allison Page, “so we want to keep our programming pipeline filled with new episodes.”
The eighth annual Television Academy Honors celebrates six programs that “used the power of television to shift cultural acceptance and influence the hearts and minds of viewers.” ABC’s black-ish, ESPN’s E:60 Dream On:Stories of Boston’s Strongest, HBO’s The Normal Heart and Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert, Amazon’s Transparent and Netflix’s Virunga will be honored Wednesday, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills, with Dana Delany returning as host.
Fuse Media struck a multi-year partnership with comedian Gabriel Iglesias (aka Fluffy) for new original comedy series. First to get the green light: half-hour Fluffy Breaks Even! (wt), which began production on Thursday for an October launch. “Gabriel is the perfect example of the type of talent that is part of Fuse’s new goal of representing New Young America – the young millennial tastemakers and trendsetters who are revolutionizing today’s culture and whose influence is evident on and offline,” said Fuse President Bill Hilary.
Epix gave straight-to-series orders for its first original scripted series, comedy Graves, created by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) and starring Nick Nolte as a former U.S. President, and Paramount Television espionage drama Berlin Station.
TLC has started production on season two of Our Little Family, slated for a September premiere. Docu-series produced by Discovery Studios averaged 1.7 million P2+ viewers its first go-round.
Today AHC is announcing the launch of a new Sunday morning programming block, “Salute to Sacrifice,” celebrating veterans and members of the armed forces. A multi-platform collaboration with top military-focused organizations, programming begins Memorial Day weekend and will air Sundays from 9a-12p. Content for May 24 includes three episodes of Against the Odds.
The good, the bad and the outrageous on social media are explored in half-hour special Worst.Post.Ever: With Frankie Grande. YouTube star and Big Brother fan fave Grande breaks down buzzy posts, tweets and selfies Tuesday, August 18 at 10p on Oxygen.
E! announced its summer lineup, kicking off Memorial Day Weekend with the return of #RichKids of Beverly Hills on Sunday at 10p, following a new episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians at 9p. A new season of Total Divas debuts Tuesday, July 7at9p, followed by new series Hollywood Cycle at 10p. Sex With Brody, featuring Brody Jenner, premieres Friday, July 10 at 10:30p, while Brody’s dad Bruce Jenner’s new documentary series, following his life as a transgender woman, bows Sunday, July 26 at 9p, along with new reality series Stewarts & Hamiltons at 10p.
Fuse helps get the Memorial Day party started with music-themed programming Saturday, May 23-Monday, May 25. Included: Top 100 House Party Songs and Top 100 Summer Anthems.
Steven Williams (The X-Files) will recur on season two of HBO drama The Leftovers as an outcast and confidant to Justin Theroux’s character.
Mimi Rogers (Bosch) has joined the cast of upcoming Starz drama Ash vs. Evil Dead, sequel to the Evil Dead movie franchise, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The series is shooting in New Zealand, headed for a fall bow.
ABC claims the A18-49 May sweeps crown with 1.7/6, its first back-to-back May sweeps victories in over 23 years, winning all four weeks in the demo.
The season six finale of ABC’s Modern Family delivered a 2.3/8 rating among A18-49, a four tenths dip versus the week prior and series low. Not helping: Family’s lead-in, game show 500 Questions, debuted to 1.2/5.
CBS This Morning: Saturday is up 20 percent among A25-54 (.6/4) and 13 percent in viewers (2.09 million) versus last May, according to Nielsen. It’s the show’s best May sweep delivery for a CBS Saturday morning news program since 2006 in the demo, and best to date in viewers.
Tomorrowland – George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Bauer
Poltergeist (2015) – Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kyle Catlett, Jane Adams, Jared Harris, Nicholas Braun, Kennedi Clements, Susan Heyward
Aloft (Limited Release) – Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Melanie Laurent, Oona Chaplin, Ian Tracey, Peter McRobbie, William Shimell, Winta McGrath
When Marnie Was There (Animated) (Limited Release) – Hailee Seinfeld, Kathy Bates, Mila Brener, Ellen Burstyn, Geena Davis, Grey Griffin, John C. Reilly, Raini Rodriguez
NYC STREET FAIRS
Friday May 22, 2015
Grand Central Festival Series #2 – on 43rd St. from Lexington to 3rd Ave.
Saturday May 23, 2015
Lexington Ave. Spring Festival – on Lexington Ave. from 42nd to 57th St.
Old School Style Block Party – 106th St. bet. 2nd & 3rd Ave.
Woodside Festival (Queens) – on Woodside Ave. from 63rd St. to Roosevelt Ave.
Sunday May 24, 2015
Lower Third Ave. Spring Festival – on 3rd Ave. from 7th to 14th St.
28th Annual Livable West Side Festival – on Broadway bet. 72nd and 86th St.
Monday May 25, 2015
The Liberty St. Fair – on Liberty St. from Broadway to Trinity Pl.
6th Ave. Festival – on 6th Ave. from 14th to 23rd St.
Broadway Astoria Festival (Queens) – on Broadway from Steinway to Crescent
Today’s Jackpot is $194 million
You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Saturday’s Jackpot is $138 million.
Powerball is played in 43 states.
FLAVOR FLAV ARRESTED IN LAS VEGAS FOR SIX DIFFERENT CHARGES
JOSH DUGGAR ADMITS TO MOLESTATION AND RESIGNS FROM FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL
JOSH DUGGAR ALLEGEDLY ADMITTED TO SEXUALLY MOLESTING MINOR GIRLS INCLUDING SOME OF HIS SISTERS WHEN HE WAS 14 YEARS OLDMay 21, 2015
JOSH DUGGAR ALLEGEDLY ADMITTED TO SEXUALLY MOLESTING MINOR GIRLS INCLUDING SOME OF HIS SISTERS WHEN HE WAS 14 YEARS OLD
MOLESTATION DOCUMENTS TO BE DESTROYED