October 28, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES 30 for 30 Tennis great Jimmy Connors' late-career run at the 1991 U.S. Open is celebrated in this episode. 5 p.m. ESPN, 6 p.m. ESPN2 NCIS The team works with CGIS, its Coast Guard counterpart, in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross The work of abolitionists including Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass is recalled.
October 22, 2013 |
CBS Corp. has hired Hilary Estey McLoughlin as president of creative affairs for its distribution unit, overseeing such popular programs as "Judge Judy," "Entertainment Tonight," "Doctor Phil" and "Rachael Ray. " Estey McLoughlin left Warner Bros. this past summer in a shake-up that followed Warner Bros.' hiring of Mike Darnell , former reality wizard of Fox Broadcasting. Estey McLoughlin had been president of Warner Bros.' Telepictures Productions for nearly seven years.
October 14, 2013 |
Some may wonder why Alec Baldwin is doing a talk show. Others may be puzzled why it's apparently set in a steakhouse. At any rate, "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" premiered at 10 p.m. Friday with about 654,000 total viewers, according to Nielsen. (Yes, evidently 10 p.m. qualifies as "up late" for MSNBC's audience.) That performance wasn't too bad for a Friday night, but it was nowhere near the 1.5 million that showed up for Sean Hannity's program on Fox News Channel. However, building a talk show following takes time. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments The critics weren't in a forgiving mood.
October 12, 2013 |
MTV announced Saturday it plans to stay in the hirsute game, renewing "Teen Wolf" for a fourth season and pairing it with a "Wolf"-related talk show. The series will return in 2014 with 12 episodes. And taking a cue from older cohorts like AMC and FX with postmortem after-shows (either on TV or on the Web), MTV will debut the new talk show "Wolf Watch," set to air weekly after each episode of "Teen Wolf. " The announcements come as its devoted fans gather at New York Comic-Con. PHOTOS: New York Comic-Con 2013 That the network is beefing up the show's presence is hardly one to howl over.
October 4, 2013 |
Now that David Letterman has extended his deal with CBS through 2015, it's time to ask: How long can the onetime heir to Johnny Carson stay on the job? Letterman, host of CBS' "Late Show," will turn 68 in 2015. Television executives strive to reach "the demo," or the demographic comprised of viewers ages 18 to 49. At 68, Letterman wouldn't just be outside the demo, he'd be at least as old as the fathers of most people inside it. As painful as it is for those of us who grew up on his old NBC late-night show to admit, this guy is your dad's TV host - at least if you're under 40. Is that a horribly ageist thing to say?
September 17, 2013 |
Sony Pictures Television's big syndication bet this season, "The Queen Latifah Show," got off to a solid start Monday. The hourlong talk show, produced on Sony's movie lot in Culver City, ranked as the second most popular debut of a talk show since "Dr. Oz" went on the air in 2009, according to preliminary audience totals released Tuesday. "The Queen Latifah Show" generated a 1.7 household rating in the nation's largest TV markets, according to Nielsen data. The highly promoted episode tucked in behind last season's premiere of "Katie" featuring journalist Katie Couric. CRITIC'S PICKS: What to see, hear, do and more The initial episode of "Katie" achieved a 2.0 household rating in the largest TV markets.