MARTIN LAWRENCE FILES FOR DIVORCE FROM HIS SECOND WIFE
MARTIN LAWRENCE FILES FOR DIVORCE FROM HIS SECOND WIFE
MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL & PETER SARSGAARD WELCOME ANOTHER DAUGHTER
A.J. MCLEAN & ROCHELLE KARIDIS ARE EXPECTING THEIR FIRST CHILD
“FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” AUTHOR E.L. JAMES EMBARKS ON A US TOUR
CELEBRITY NEWS: APRIL 30, 2012
Dianna Agron (Glee) – 26 years old
Kirsten Dunst – 30 years old
John Galecki – 37 years old
Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees) – 39 years old
Akon – 39 years old
Isiah Thomas (NBA) – 51 years old
Michael Wright (“The Five Heartbeats”) – 56 years old
Gary Collins (“Airport”) – 74 years old
Willie Nelson – 79 years old
Cloris Leachman – 86 years old
ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 4/30/12)
AMC: The Pitch (Premiere) at 9pm
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY: Disappeared (Finale) at 9pm
TLC: Mama’a Boys Of The Bronx (Finale) at 10pm & 10:30pm
OXYGEN: Brooklyn 11223 (Finale) at 11pm
Midseason comedy Best Friends Forever has been canceled by NBC. The series debuted in early April accumulating 4 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in the A18-49 demo though since then the ratings have declined. In its place, NBC will air a new episode of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers in the 830p Wednesday slot. The network has not stated when it will air the two remaining episodes of Best Friends Forever.
NBC also has moved the third season finale of Community up a week to May 17 to air during May sweeps and also added another Community episode to make it a double episode ending, cites Futon Critic. The lineup on May 17 will include Community at 8p; 30 Rock season finale at 830p; followed by back-to-back Community episodes with the season finale at 930p. This shift also moves the first season finale of drama Awake to air on May 24, the night after May sweeps concludes.
Paranormal drama Fringe received a final season order from FOX. Produced by Warner Bros. Television, Fringe will have 13 episodes for its last season taking the series’ library of episodes to 87.
Bravo’s series premiere of Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding last Thursday attracted 1.4 million total viewers and 691,000 with A18-49 for its 9p episode and the second new episode at 930p delivered 1.7 million total viewers and 865,000 with A18-49. The series, produced by True Entertainment for Bravo, airs on Thursdays at 930p.
Beginning May 1, Nick at Nite adds Yes, Dear to its lineup airing Monday through Friday at 11p. Nick at Nite has the complete 122-episode library of the comedy distributed by Twentieth Television. Yes, Dear originally aired on CBS from 2000-2006.
NBCUniversal and Ryan Seacrest have made a new two-year multi-platform deal involving on-air, broadcasting and producing projects across the networks NBC and E!. The agreement extends Seacrest’s present on-air duties with E! to now include NBC. Seacrest will become a special correspondent for NBC News’ TODAY and he will contribute to NBC primetime news as well as produce and contribute to NBC entertainment programs. Seacrest will additionally contribute to NBC’s primetime coverage of the Olympics starting with the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Furthermore, Seacrest will remain with E! as Managing Editor of E! News and will continue to host and produce E!’s Live from the Red Carpet specials.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Think Like A Man – $18 million
The Pirates! Band Of Misfits – $11.4 million
The Lucky One – $11.3 million
The Hunger Games – $11.3 million
The Five-Year Engagement – $11.2 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR & FREDDIE PRINZE JR. EXPECTING THEIR SECOND CHILD
CELEBRITY NEWS: APRIL 27, 2012
Nigel Barker (America’s Next Top Model) – 40 years old
Cory Booker (Mayor of Newark, NJ) – 43 years old
Rande Gerber – 50 years old
Sheena Easton – 53 years old
Casey Kasem – 80 years old
Jack Klugman (The Odd Couple) – 90 years old
ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 4/27/12)
NBC: Who Do You Think You Are?: Rob Lowe (Premiere) at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Whale Wars: Viking Shores (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY FIT & HEALTH: Embarrassing Bodies (Premiere) at 10pm
A&E: Flipped Off (Premiere) at 10pm
BBC AMERICA: The Graham Norton Show (Premiere) at 11pm
BBC AMERICA: The Thick Of It (Premiere) at 12am
TV LAND: 2012 TV Land Awards at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Machines of Glory (Premiere) at 10pm
TLC: My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding (Premiere) at 10pm
OWN: Oprah Presents Master Class: Sidney Poitier (Premiere) at 10pm
COOKING: Unique Eats (Premiere) at 10:30pm
CBS: The Good Wife (Finale) at 9pm
A&E: Breakout Kings (Finale) at 10pm
E!: Ice Loves Coco (Finale) at 10:30pm
The 2012 TV Land Awards is celebrating the 10th Anniversary show this Sunday. Honorees includes the casts of “Laverne & Shirley”, “In Living Color”, “One Day At A Time”, “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse”, “Murphy Brown”. Aretha Franklin receives the Icon Award and The B52’s perform.
Based on network research analysis, the Canadian primetime soap The L.A. Complex on The CW has now become the lowest-rated-in-season broadcast drama debut on record. Tuesday’s series launch had 646,000 total viewers and posted a 0.3/1 among A18-49. On Wednesday, The L.A. Complex delivered more viewers with a repeat of episode one than the series launch at 721,000 total viewers.
A new unscripted series on Lifetime will delve into modern gender roles and what happens when women leave town and the men have to run their own households, businesses and the community on their own. The Week the Women Went debuts June 6 with a 90-min episode starting at 10p. This limited series, set in Yemassee, South Carolina is based on a British social experiment and is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. One-hour episodes will continue on June 13 and June 20 at 10p. The series ends on June 27 with a two-hour finale starting at 9p.
ABC Family’s current run of teen drama Make It or Break It will be the program’s final season. The series finale will air on May 14.
Steven Seagal’s crime drama series True Justice was picked up for a second season by REELZCHANNEL. The network gave the upcoming new season 13 episodes. True Justice is the first original scripted drama series for REELZCHANNEL and season one premiered on March 30.
National music television network, Fuse, part of the Madison Square Garden Company is airing the 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS on June 17 at 9p. The awards will be based in Toronto to simulcast the awards show for the third straight year. Prior to the awards show, which will feature stars such as Katy Perry, Fuse will air the Red Carpet special at 8p.
Production has started in Los Angeles for Men at Work, the new original comedy series for TBS produced by Sony Pictures Television. Breckin Meyer created the sitcom about four buddies who work together at a magazine. The ensemble cast includes Danny Masterson, Michael Cassidy, Adam Busch, James Lesure and Meredith Hagner. Men at Work is set to debut May 24 with back-to-back episodes at 10p.
MTV hosted its Upfront event at the Beacon Theatre in New York City yesterday evening and offered up premiere dates for its returning series and the debut of one new series and details on a new slate of scripted and reality series. MTV further showed a preview of its upcoming “storytelling without borders” effort.
Upcoming series for MTV: The network gave advertisers a preview of its upcoming series including Catfish, a docu-series inspired by the documentary film of the same name; scripted comedy Inbetweeners based on a popular UK series; Underemployed from Emmy Award-nominated executive producer, Craig Wright; reality series Wake Brothers; and the new scripted comedy, Zach Stone is Gonna be Famous starring Bo Burnham.
New and returning series for MTV: Snooki & JWOWW debuts June 21 at 10p and the comedy Awkward marking its second season debuts on June 28 at 1030p. MTV is also renewing MTV2’s Guy Code for a second season and will add the series to its schedule this July. The second season of Teen Wolf will debut over two nights beginning June 3 at 11p and with part two airing at 10p the next night. MTV is also bringing back Jerzdays on Thursday nights and adding in a female twist.
The Five-Year Engagement – Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Rhys Ifans, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie
The Pirates! Band Of Misfits – Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Imelda Staunton, Martin Freeman, Jeremy Piven
The Raven – John Cusack, Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson, Alice Eve, Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Safe – Jason Statham, Chris Sarandon, Catherine Chan, Robert John Burke, Reggie Lee
NYC STREET FAIRS
Saturday April 28, 2012
8th Avenue Festival – from 14th to 23rd St.
Sunday April 29, 2012
Steinway Street Festival (Queens) – from 28th to 34th Avenue
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