November 2, 2013 |
ABC has picked up freshman comedies "The Goldbergs" and "Trophy Wife" for full seasons, and ordered four additional episodes of Rebel Wilson-led laffer "Super Fun Night. " But "Back in the Game" looks like it's exiting the field. The September opener of "The Goldbergs," the 1980s-set pseudo-biographical comedy from Adam F. Goldberg, drew a 3.2 in the advertiser-cherished demo and was ABC's best comedy launch in more than a year. And it's held steady since, averaging a solid 7.5 million total viewers and a 2.7 rating in the advertiser-cherished 18-49 demo when Live+7 DVR viewing is factored -- a component the networks are increasingly touting.
October 30, 2013 |
NBC has won its sixth straight Tuesday night in the key young adults demographic, though "The Voice" is singing in a lower register this week. With two hours of "knockout rounds" -- which typically fare worse in the ratings than the preceding "battles" -- "The Voice" fell 15% in the advertiser-desired 18-49 demo to a 3.5, still making it the highest-rated telecast of the night, according to early numbers from Nielsen. "The Biggest Loser," the weight loss show now in its 15th cycle, drew a rating of 1.8, down 10% from last week.
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 14, 2013 |
Who needs a Heisman Trophy campaign when you can take your act on the road to play Stanford and Oregon on consecutive weekends? UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is focused on winning games - one at a time - but he can also be his own Heisman campaign when he faces the No. 13 Cardinal and No. 2 Ducks. Hundley knows what a performance in a marquee game can do. All he has to do is rewind the tape and watch Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel against top-ranked Alabama in 2012. The Aggies' victory was the key steppingstone to Manziel's winning the Heisman Trophy.
September 23, 2013 |
The 65th Emmy Awards took so many of its winners by surprise Sunday night that several were, quite literally, speechless. True, TV's biggest night had its share of repeat winners, notably ABC's "Modern Family" and actresses Claire Danes ("Homeland") and Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"). But the winners in several of the major acting categories proved the prognosticators wrong. In fact, the first award of the night went to first-time winner Merritt Wever of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" for supporting actress in a comedy series.
September 20, 2013 |
Courteney Cox and her ex-husband, David Arquette, have put their Beverly Hills home in the Multiple Listing Service at $19.5 million. The pristine property, designed by modernist architect A. Quincy Jones and built in 1959, was renovated during their ownership. The museum-like trophy home sits on nearly an acre in the Trousdale Estates area. Features include a center hall, an updated kitchen, a den/office, five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. An expansive lawn abuts the circular swimming pool, which has an adjoining fountain and unobstructed city views.
September 13, 2013 |
The Fall Season is here, people. And though premieres will happen up and down what is still anachronistically called a dial, the season remains mainly the domain of the broadcast networks - which seem bent for the moment not on aping cable TV, as many think they should, but rather distinguishing themselves from it. By getting classic. Which is not necessarily to say good - though not necessarily to say bad, either. FOR THE RECORD: Fall TV preview: A capsule description of the new DirecTV drama "Full Circle" in the Sept.
September 8, 2013 |
Five things to watch this week in college football. 1. Alabama at Texas A&M is what makes college football different from other sports. It is an early high-stakes game dripping with drama. Texas A&M is the only team last year to defeat Alabama, which still won the Bowl Championship Series title. As coach of Louisiana State and Alabama, Nick Saban is 15-2 against teams that beat him in previous meetings. 2. Tennessee travels cross-country to play Oregon in a game that will test a middle-of-the-road Southeastern Conference team against an elite Pac-12 squad.
September 5, 2013 |
DENVER - The Baltimore Ravens are rebooted. Thirty-one other NFL teams are recommitted. And, as always, the questions are relentless: Rookie quarterbacks were all the rage last season, with a record five of them starting openers. Who are this season's stars-in-waiting? Rookie running backs. We could see big years from Cincinnati's Giovani Bernard, Denver's Montee Ball, and Green Bay's Eddie Lacy. Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell was showing a lot of promise before he was sidelined by a foot injury.