ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 5/19/14)
ABC: The Bachelorette (Premiere) at 9:30pm
ANIMAL PLANET: River Monsters: Unhooked Monster-Sized (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Vegas Rat Rods (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: The Maya Rudolph Show (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: Mike & Molly (Finale) at 9pm
FOX: Bones (Finale) at 8pm
ID: Fear They Neighbor (Finale) at 10pm
SYFY: Warehouse 13 (Finale) at 9pm
TBS: Bam’s Bad Ass Game (Finale) at 10:30pm
Singer/songwriter Josh Groban will host Rising Star, where Kesha and Ludacris have joined Brad Paisley on the panel of experts. The ABC talent show launches Sunday, June 22 at 9p.
The OWN docu-series focusing on Michael Sam, the openly gay football player recently drafted by the St. Louis Rams, has been postponed, “after careful consideration and discussion with the St. Louis Rams” said Erik Logan, OWN president. Explained Sam’s agent, Cameron Weiss, “This will allow for Michael to have total focus on football, and will ensure no distractions to his teammates. Everybody involved remains committed to this project.”
Nashville will continue filming in its namesake city for season three now that Tennessee and other groups have agreed to give the ABC drama an $8 million incentive package, $2 million more than the initial offer.
MSG Network is running “Billy Joel Saturdays” through the summer, with airings of the Piano Man singer’s concerts at 10p. Next up: Billy Joel: Live from Yankee Stadium on May 24.
Michael Weatherly signed a two-year agreement with CBS Studios that extends his run as NCIS agent Tony for seasons 12 and 13, and includes an overall development deal for his new production company, Solar Drive Productions.
Spike TV‘s Guys Choice 2014 event tapes June 7 to air Wednesday, June 11 at 9p. Matthew McConaughey will receive the highest honor, “Guy of the Year.” Among others: Julia Louis-Dreyfus will accept the “Hot and Funny” award, Andy Samberg takes the “Primetime” award, Key & Peele are the “Hottest Couple” and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover models Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge nab the “Holy Grail of Hot” award.
Cast members from The Carol Burnett Show (1967-1978) reunite for the first time in ten years on The Queen Latifah Show on Tuesday, May 20. Catching up are Burnett, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, along with costume designer Bob Mackie.
Coldplay will perform at MTV Video Music Awards Japan on Saturday, June 14. The show is expected to be telecast on MTV’s global networks later.
ABC‘s Barbara Walters: Her Story was the most-watched (9.3 million) and highest-rated (tying Shark Tank with 1.6/7) show on Friday night, according to preliminary Nielsens. ABC won the night with 1.6/6 in the demo.
CBS‘s The Big Bang Theory delivered its most-watched finale ever on Thursday night, with 16.3 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/18 share among A18-49, according to Nielsen.
An hourlong American Idol was up 25 percent versus last week among A18-49, to 2.0/6. Next week is the Fox singing competition’s season finale.
The season 39 finale of NBC‘s Saturday Night Live, hosted by SNL alum Andy Samberg, averaged 2.1 among A18-49 in markets with local people meters, up from last week’s season low 1.8. The 2013 season ender scored 2.7 in the demo. On hand was ex-SNLer Maya Rudolph, whose NBC variety show premieres tonight at 10p.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: JAY-Z & SOLANGE
If you missed Saturday Night Live this weekend you missed this hilarious skit!!
2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
MICHAEL JACKSON’S HOLOGRAM PERFORMANCE AT THE BILLBOARD AWARDS
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Godzilla – $93.2 million
Neighbors – $26 million
The Amazing Spider Man-2 – $16.8 million
Million Dollar Arm – $10.5 million
The Other Woman – $6.3 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)