TV Buzz: ‘Dexter’ Gets Biggest Season Premiere Ratings Ever; ‘Liz & Dick’ Premiere Date Announced

By: Lauren DiMascio / October 1, 2012

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With so much competition on the tube Sunday nights, Showtime seemed to do just fine with its two premieres. Dexter scored its biggest premiere ever for its Season 7 opener with more than 3 million viewers for the two telecasts. Homeland also seemed to benefit from its Emmy love with a 50 percent jump in the ratings from last year’s series premiere with 2.1 million viewers. Both premieres are available to watch on YouTube. [EW]

When will see Lindsay Lohan’s new TV movie?

It’s almost here! The premiere date for Lindsay Lohan’s Liz & Dick has been announced. The Elizabeth Taylor biopic will air Thanksgiving weekend on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 9 PM at Lifetime. The film will feature Lohan as the Taylor in addition to Grant Bowler as Richard Burton. [EW]

Tyler Perry has made a deal which will bring scripted series to the OWN network for the first time. The actor/writer/director has formed an exclusive partnership with Oprah Winfrey’s network, which will make it the only destination for all of his new projects. Two scripted series are expected to premiere in mid 2013. Perry has had three previous television series, Meet the Browns, For Better or Worse, and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. [OWN]

TLC’s Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins is headed to the TLC network for a new reality show. The show will focus on T-Boz’s attempts to reignite her music career as she heads back to Hollywood. The singer, who survived a life-threatening brain tumor is ready to return to the big time. Also featured in the show will be T-Boz’s daughter, cousins, best friend, and business manager. The network has ordered four episodes of the docu-series. [TLC]

Guns N’ Roses front man Axl Rose is heading back to TV on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. The appearance will be the singer’s first televised interview in more than 20 years. He’ll appear on the late night show on Wednesday, Oct. 24, just a week prior to the band’s month long “Appetite for Democracy” residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. [The Wrap]

Christina Applegate. The Up All Night star, will return as host on Saturday Night Live’s Oct. 13 with musical guest Passion Pit. The Oct. 20 broadcast will feature Bruno Mars doing double duty as both host and musical guest. [NBC]