TWO NBC SHOWS JUST GOT CANCELLED
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TWO NBC SHOWS JUST GOT CANCELLED
AL SHARPTON TALKS ABOUT HIS WEIGHT LOSS
TRIAL DATE SET FOR MARVIN GAYE’S FAMILY LAWSUIT AGAINST ROBIN THICKE AND PHARRELL WILLIAMS
CELEBRITY NEWS: OCTOBER 31, 2014
Willow Smith (Will & Jada’s Daughter) – 14 years old
Samaire Armstrong (The O.C.) – 34 years old
Piper Perabo (“Coyote Ugly”) – 38 years old
Vanilla Ice (Rapper) – 47 years old
Adam Horovitz (Beastie Boys) – 48 years old
Rob Schneider (“Deuce Bigalow”) – 51 years old
Dermot Mulroney (“My Best Friend’s Wedding”) – 51 years old
Peter Jackson (Director) – 53 years old
Larry Mullen Jr. (U2) – 53 years old
Michael DeLorenzo (New York Undercover) – 55 years old
Jane Pauley (former Today Show co-host) – 64 years old
Deidre Hall (Days of Our Lives) – 67 years old
David Ogden Stiers (M.A.S.H.) – 72 years old
Dan Rather (60 Minutes) – 83 years old
Lee Grant (“Shampoo”) – 88 years old
ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 10/31/14)
H2: Brad Meltzer’s Lost History (Premiere) at 10pm
OWN: Deion’s Family Playbook (Premiere) at 9pm
OWN: Flex & Shanice (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Chris Rock, Musical Guest: Prince at 11:30pm
E!: Kourtney & Khloe Take The Hamptons (Premiere) at 9pm
E!: House of DVF (Diane Von Furstenberg) Premiere) at 10pm
HBO: Olive Kitteridge (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Craft in America (Premiere) at 10:30pm
The View is making a move from ABC’s LA-based daytime entertainment division to ABC News, announced ABC News president James Goldston in a memo on Thursday. The shift allows the talker “to fully draw upon the vast resources of ABC News and our team in New York,” said Goldston. It’s the latest in a series of changes, including three of four new faces and a new executive producer, Bill Wolff, this season.
The Game of Thrones cast renegotiated their contracts to include an option for season seven. According to the Hollywood Reporter, actors on the HBO hit scored big pay raises for upcoming seasons five and six in exchange for tacking another year onto their deals. And with its fourth season finale delivering 7.1 million viewers, a green light is likely on the way.
Daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has launched digital destination EllenTube, home for her own video content as well as curated user videos that will be considered for possible inclusion on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Said DeGeneres, whose @TheEllenShow has almost 34 million Twitter followers, “What makes our site different than any other place is that if you accidentally type in a wrong word, you’re not going to stumble upon something that’s bad or mean…everything on the site is fun.” And yes, there are cats.
WE tv canceled its first original scripted series, The Divide. The season one finale in August drew 280,000 viewers.
Time Warner Cable lost a net 184,000 household video subscribers in 3Q14, reported the company on Thursday, following a drop of 152,000 in the quarter prior. Growth in revenue was revised downward, from about 4 percent to 3.1 percent, in part because of advertising “trending a little bit lighter than we expected,” said CFO Artie Minson, and the refusal of distributors to carry regional SportsNet LA.
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) and The New Adventures of Old Christine creator Kari Lizer have a comedy project at HBO, which they’ll exec produce for Warner Bros. Television and Kari’s Logo Here. Sedgwick will star as a woman who leaves her life as a nun.
E! extended its agreement with The Soup host Joel McHale through 2016. The Community star, with the pop culture recap show since 2004, also extends his production deal via Free Period Productions giving E! first look rights to ideas for non-scripted series.
A drama project inspired by the experiences of lawyer-to-celebs Shawn Holley, from Universal Television and Working Title, has landed at NBC. Power co-exec producer Lauren Schmidt will write, and exec produce with Holley.
Marsha Goes to Jail, a Warner Bros. Television comedy project about a substitute teacher assigned to a juvenile detention classroom, has sold to Fox. Pamela Falk and Mike Ellis (The Wedding Planner) will write, and exec produce with Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot through Offspring Entertainment.
Falk and Ellis also sold a primetime soap to ABC. The duo will write American Marriage, about two dysfunctional families reluctantly joined by an upcoming wedding, and exec produce with Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo and Laura Holstein through Calamity Jane.
The cast of FX’s Sons of Anarchy sit down for TBS’s Conan on Tuesday, November 11. Anarchy, in its seventh and final season, airs Tuesdays at 10p.
Musician Michael Feinstein headlines an evening produced, directed and written by Devious Maids creator Marc Cherry, tonight at 9p on PBS (check local listings). Michael Feinstein at the Rainbow Room is part of the 2014 PBS Arts Fall Festival, an 11-week series hosted by Tony winner Kristen Chenoweth.
Add Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey, Jr., Jonah Hill, Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart to the list of celebs slated to appear on the inaugural broadcast of the Hollywood Film Awards, airing live on CBS Friday, November 14 at 8p.
Oprah Winfrey gives spiritual life coach and Iyanla, Fix My Life host Iylanla Vanzant a surprise home renovation, with an assist from interior designer pal Nate Berkus, on Oprah Prime: Iylanla I’ll Fix Your House. Makeover special premieres on OWN Saturday, November 29 at 8p.
Pitbull and Carlos Santana will perform together on the 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards. Ceremony airs live on Univision Thursday, November 20 at 8p.
Great American Country is premiering two new shows next month: Carnival Eats, focused on far-out festival food, debuts Thursday, November 6 at 8p, and restoration series Barn Hunters arrives Tuesday, November 18 at 9p.
E!’s Christina Milian Turned Up follows the singer/actress and her family (“We’re Cuban, we’re loud, we’re fun”) as Milian balances reinvigorating her career with raising her young daughter. Docu-series from Banca Studio and G3 Production in association with Lionsgate Television premieres Sunday, January 18 at 10p.
A close-knit family deals with the joys and challenges of a house full of 19 children on…not TLC hit 19 Kids & Counting, but UP original reality series Bringing Up Bates, launching Thursday, January 1 at 9p. “Figure 8 Films first met the Bates family while producing 19 Kids & Counting and we knew right away that they had a story we wanted to tell,” said Figure 8 partner/exec producer Kirk Streb. “Actually, hundreds of stories.”
Joining Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers) and Colin Farrell (Alexander) on season two of HBO drama True Detective are Abigail Spencer (Rectify), Kelly Reilly (Black Box), Leven Rambin (The Hunger Games) and Michael Irby (The Unit).
Adrian Lester (Hustle) has been cast in a recurring role on Red Band Society. Freshman Fox drama airs Wednesdays at 9p.
TLC’s 19 Kids & Counting delivered record ratings Tuesday night, with 4.4 million P2+ viewers, and an average 3.5 HH rating and 3.0 among W25-54 and W18-49. The two-hour Duggar/Dillard wedding episode was the number one cable program in Prime among HH, P2+ and all key women demos.
USA comedy Benched premiered on Tuesday to 877,000 total viewers and 495,000 among A18-49.
Bounce TV boasts of double-digit Primetime viewership gains in October: up 53 percent among HHs (to 151,000), up 28 percent among P18-49 (78,000) and up 41 percent among P25-54 (93,000). The season two of premiere of the net’s Family Time reached 341,000 Total Adult Viewers in Live+SD, making it the most-watched Bounce TV original ever.
DIY announced it had its most-watched October ever in Prime, with 86,000 P25-54 impressions, a 19 percent gain over October 2013. Season two of Vanilla Ice Goes Amish attracted more than 2.2 million viewers in the month, while more than 1.6 million viewers tuned in to The Shatner Project since its premiere on Thursday, October 23 at 10p.
Nightcrawler – Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed, Ann Cusack, Kevin Rahm, Michael Hyatt, Viviana Chavez
Saw (10th Anniversary Re-Release) – Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Tobin Bell, Ken Leung, Makenzie Vega
ABCs of Death 2 (Limited Release) – Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado, Alejandro Brugues, Bill Plimpton, Chris Nash, Dennison Ramalho, Erik Matti, Evan Katz, Hajime Ohata, Jen Soska, sylvia Soska, Jerome Sable, Jim Hosking, Juan Martinez Moreno, Julian Barratt, Julian Gibey, Alexandre Bustillo, Kristina Buozyte, Bruno Samper. Lancelot Imasuen, Larry Fessenden, Marvin Kren, Robert Boocheck, Robert Morgan, Rodney Ascher Soichi Umezawa, Steven Kostanski, Todd Rohal, Vincenzo Natali
Horns (Limited Release) – Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, Heather Graham, David Morse, Kathleen Quinlan
NYC STREET FAIRS
Friday October 31, 2014
Brooklyn Civic Center Halloween Fair – on Johnson St. from Adams St. to Cadman Plaza West
Village Halloween Parade (starts at 7pm) – Sixth Ave. South of Spring St.
New York City Craft Beer Festival Autumn Harvest – Lexington Armory on 26th St. from 8pm to 10:30pm
19th Annual Museum of Natural History Halloween Celebration – 79th St. & Central Park West from 4pm – 7pm
Children’s Hippo Halloween Parade – Soldiers’ & Sailors Monument, 89th St. & Riverside Dr.
Saturday November 1, 2014
New York City Craft Beer Festival Autumn Harvest – Lexington Armory on 26th St. from 2pm – 4:30pm and 7pm – 9:30pm
A.D.A.’s World Largest Block Party – on Madison Ave. from 42nd to 57th St.
Sunday November 2, 2014
Sixth Ave. Autumn Fair – on 6th Ave. from 34th To 42nd St.
Today’s Jackpot is $284 million
You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Saturday’s Jackpot is $154 million.
Powerball is played in 43 states.
QUEEN LATIFAH CANCELS BILL COSBY INTERVIEW AFTER RAPE ALLEGATIONS RESURFACE
ALEX BORSTEIN’S (FAMILY GUY) HUSBAND FILES FOR DIVORCE
TIM COOK (APPLE CEO) COMES OUT PUBLICLY AS A GAY MAN
CELEBRITY NEWS: OCTOBER 30, 2014
Eva Marcille (America’s Top Model Season 3 Winner) – 30 years old
Ivanka Trump – 33 years old
Matthew Morrison (Glee) – 36 years old
Nia Long (“The Best Man” movies) – 44 years
Gavin Rossdale (Bush) – 49 years old
Kristina Wagner (General Hospital) – 51 years old
Michael Beach (Third Watch) – 51 years old
Kevin Pollack (“The Usual Suspects”) – 57 years old
Mario Testino (Photographer) – 60 years old
Harry Hamlin (L.A. Law) – 63 years old
Henry Winkler (Happy Days) – 69 years old
Otis Williams (The Temptations) – 73 years old
Grace Slick (Jefferson Starship) – 75 years old
ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/30/14)
CBS: Mom (Premiere) at 8:30pm
CBS: Two And A Half Men (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: The McCarthys (Premiere) at 9:30pm
CBS: Elementary (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown at 8pm
FOOD: Beat Bobby Flay (Premiere) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Project Runway All Stars (Premiere) at 9pm
MTV: Slednecks (Premiere) at 10pm
Netflix released the first trailer for Marco Polo – a series that, judging from the minute-and-a-half clip, is not for the squeamish. Or prudish. Historical drama from Netflix and The Weinstein Company will be available for streaming Friday, December 12.
One of the highlights of CBS’s holiday programming will be the 50th anniversary airing of Christmas classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on Tuesday, December 9 at 8p. Also on tap: an I Love Lucy Christmas Special, with back-to-back showings of the once-thought-lost “Christmas Episode,” which aired last year, alongside “Job Switching” (aka the classic “Chocolate Factory”; last year it was stomping grapes).
Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka will guest star on the final two episodes of FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show, reports TV Line. Creator Ryan Murphy crafted the roles after pal and superfan Harris expressed interest.
David Gregory, replaced on NBC’s Meet the Press by Chuck Todd in August, will not be sitting out the midterm elections. Instead, he’ll be sitting beside Katie Couric as a guest on a Tuesday election special on Yahoo, where Couric is global anchor.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is moving from movie stars to mathematicians. The host of the 2013 Oscars will host the 2nd Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony, designed to “celebrate scientists and generate excitement about the pursuit of science as a career.” Presenters for the event, airing in the U.S. November 15 at 6p on Discovery and Science, include Cameron Diaz, Kate Beckinsale and Jon Hamm. MacFarlane’s no stranger to science – he was an exec producer on the 2014 update of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, and has said, “The work of Carl Sagan has been a profound influence on my life.”
Heavy metal band Metallica will perform every night the week of November 17-21 on CBS’s The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, sitting down for an interview with the host on Monday. The stunt precedes the November 24 re-release of Metallica doc Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, and a limited-edition vinyl album out November 28. Ferguson is leaving the show December 19 after a 10-year run.
The identity of the Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden will be revealed in a two-part Fox News documentary Tuesday, November 11 and Wednesday, November 12 at 10p. The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden will feature an exclusive interview with the SEAL.
Hero Dogs, a two-hour special honoring eight canines, premieres on Hallmark Channel tonight at 8p. But during taping of the show September 27, focus shifted to felines. As hosts James Denton (Desperate Housewives) and Beth Stern improvised in front of the audience of 700 people after a teleprompter snafu, Stern was asked about her husband, radio bad boy Howard Stern. “If you really want to know what he’s up to,” admitted the animal advocate, “he’s home with our 11 cats.”
Cooks trade well-equipped kitchens for food trucks to battle it out in upcoming FYI series Late Nite Chef Fight. Reality show from Relativity/Jay & Tony Show debuts Saturday, November 22 at 9p.
Hallmark original series Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove landed a season three renewal. The show, based on the book series, finished season two as the number one primetime drama on Saturdays at 8p.
Season two of CNBC’s Restaurant Startup launches Tuesday, January 13 at 10p. New addition to the Shine America reality competition: Top Chef’s Antonia Lofaso.
Syfy gave the go-ahead to unscripted series Ghost Hunters for season ten, and Paranormal Witness for season four. Both will return with 13 new eps in 2015.
The Kardashians (at least some of them) are beach-bound in E!’s Kourtney & Khloe Take the Hamptons, premiering Sunday, November 2 at 9p. Prepare for sister drama and relationship trauma.
Brenda Song made a big impression at Fox. The net and Twentieth Century Fox Television have signed Song to a talent holding deal that includes a starring role in a TV project. “After working with Brenda on New Girl and Dads last season, we simply couldn’t let her go,” said Fox SVP of casting Tess Sanchez. “We’ve got an incredible development slate this year, with multiple roles for which Brenda would be the perfect fit.”
Meagen Fay (Murder in the First) will recur in ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter. Superhero drama is slated for a January launch.
Max Gail has been cast in Comedy Central’s Review. The Barney Miller alum plays the father of a critic who reviews real-life experiences.
Hayley Kiyoko (The Fosters) joins CBS midseason drama CSI: Cyber as a series regular. The CSI spinoff stars Patricia Arquette, Bow Wow and James Van Der Beek.
Wednesday’s Game 6 of the World Series gave Fox the best ratings of the series, 3.5/11 among A18-49, according to Nielsen, enough to top the night in the demo.
ABC one-hour special The Great Halloween Fright Fight earned a 1.1/4 among A18-49, down 21 percent from the 2013 Christmas Light Fight series from which it spun.
PBS announced it finished the 2013-2014 season in fifth place among all broadcast and cable nets in household rating, up 5 percent to 1.5, after CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox. Why not focus on demos? “PBS’ mission is different than commercial networks – we’re not selling eyeballs and demographics,” said PBS chief programming executive Beth Hoppe. “Our mission is to reach as much of the American public as possible.” PBS counted the time period September 23, 2013-September 21, 2014, which included ratings winners season four of Downton Abbey and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.
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