October 31, 2013 |
"The Real," the syndicated daytime series that brought a distinctive young cultural flavor to the daytime talk show during a trial run last summer, has been given a greenlight for a pickup next fall. The show, which was hosted by Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley, scored solid ratings in its four-week run. Frank Cicha, senior vice president of programming for Fox Television Stations, which produces and distributes the series, said in a statement, "We're all looking for younger adults and this program delivered big time.
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.
September 17, 2013 |
Since bursting on the showbiz scene in 1989 with a no-nonsense attitude and a fiery rap delivery, Queen Latifah has demonstrated a knack for versatility and self-transformation. The 43-year-old has landed in the winners' circle as a singer, hip-hop artist, producer and actress - even scoring an Oscar acting nomination for "Chicago" - while simultaneously pursuing her off-screen interests as an entrepreneur, including a clothing and cosmetics line. One of her few career blemishes was a 1999 stab at hosting a talk show.
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September 12, 2013
Frank Tripucka Broncos quarterback in first AFL season Frank Tripucka, 85, who quarterbacked the Denver Broncos in their inaugural AFL season and later allowed his No. 18 to be unretired so Peyton Manning could wear it, died Thursday in Woodland Park, N.J., the Broncos announced. His family said he had congestive heart failure. A former standout at Notre Dame, Tripucka played for the Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals and Dallas Texans in the NFL and for Saskatchewan and Ottawa in Canada.
September 10, 2013 |
Arsenio Hall is back on late night after a 19-year absence, and his return made a strong showing in ratings Monday, especially in Los Angeles, according to early numbers from Nielsen. In Nielsen's 25 markets with local people meters, CBS Television Distribution's "The Arsenio Hall Show" beat all other late-night talk show telecasts in key demographics. The show garnered a rating of 1.2 among adults aged 25-54 years old and a 1.0 in the 18-49 age group. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings For comparison, among 18-49ers, “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” scored a 0.6 and a delayed "Late Show With David Letterman" got a 0.5 and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" received a 0.8. "The Arsenio Hall Show," which featured appearances by Paula Abdul, Chris Tucker and Snoop Dogg (putting aside his Snoop Lion alter ego)