ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 6/26/13)
CBS: Big Brother (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: How To Live With Your Parents (Finale) at 9:30pm
FOOD: Restaurant Stakeout (Finale) at 10pm
TRAVEL: Toy Hunter (Finale) at 9pm
Producing duo Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager are reportedly close to signing on with FOX‘s American Idol, according to The Wrap. Under their production company Den of Thieves, the pair has plenty of experience creating big televised music events. Ignjatovic and Prager took over production of the MTV Movie Awards in 2012 and have also produced MTV’s Video Music Awards, VH1’s Divas concert and the CMT Music Awards. The duo will join Idol’s new showrunner, Per Blankens.
TV Land‘s Hot in Cleveland is reuniting Carol Burnett and Tim Conway of The Carol Burnett Show. The duo turns up on tonight’s episode at 10p. In the story, Nick (Conway) has the hots for Victoria’s mother Penny (Burnett) instead of his ex-girlfriend Elka (Betty White).
Grace Phipps, who guest stars as Ben’s new love interest Megan on Baby Daddy, will participate in a live Twitter chat during the East Coast broadcast of the ABC Family series on Wednesday, June 26 at 8:30p. Fans should tweet Phipps at @grace_phipps and include the hashtag #BabyDaddyChat.
Hallmark Channel is introducing new on-demand services for Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Cablevision’s Optimum TV, and Bright House Networks customers. Starting June 26, authenticated subscribers will have access to the network’s family-friendly content on Hallmark Channel’s TV Everywhere website (hallmarkchanneleverywhere.com), including Home & Family and Marie and a selection of Hallmark Channel original movies. Episodes of Hallmark Channel’s primetime series Cedar Cove will also be available two days after their premieres. The content is accessible at no additional cost to viewers.
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered an additional 16 episodes of the Tyler Perry drama The Haves and the Have Nots, bringing the total season order to 32. The show’s current cycle will air through September 3 with the new episodes premiering in early 2014. It is produced for OWN by Tyler Perry Studios.
HGTV has renewed Renovation Raiders for a second season. The series, featuring host and licensed contractor Amy Matthews, has had more than 6.1 million viewers tune in since its May 30 debut.
Charlie and Max Carver, who played the Scavo twins on ABC‘s Desperate Housewives and appear on the MTV series Teen Wolf, have been cast in the HBO pilot The Leftovers. They’ll play identical twins Scott and Adam Frost.
SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 6/23/13)
1) Kanye West – Yeezus – 326,841
2) J. Cole – Born Sinner – 296,642
3) Mac Miller – Watching Movies With The Sound – 101,600
4) Kelly Rowland – Talk A Good Game – 67,886
14) Sigur Ros – Kveikur – 22,831
17) Falling In Reverse – Fashionably Late – 19,907
19) Danielle Bradbery – Complete Season 4 Collection (The Voice) – 17,766
20) Empire Of The Sun – Ice On The Dune – 16,557
22) Hanson – Anthem – 13,482
40) Tiesto – Club Life Vol. 3-Stockholm – 8,925
55) Michelle Chamuel – Complete Season 4 Collection (The Voice) – 7,019
Today’s Jackpot is $40 million.
Powerball is played in 41 states.
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