TV Buzz: '30 Rock's' Tina Fey Cameos on Nick's 'iCarly'; TNT Announces Return Dates for 'Dallas' and 5 Other Shows
Tina Fey will appear with Jimmy Fallon on this weekend's episode of Nickelodeon’s iCarly. The episode features Fallon impressed with the gang’s spoofs of his skits and asking them to appear on Late Night. Fey will make a brief cameo during the invitation. The episode, entitled "iShock America," is the premiere of the comedy's fifth and final season. [EW]
When will your favorite TNT shows return?
TNT has announced return dates for many of its scripted shows Tuesday. The second season of Dallas will premiere Jan. 28 while the Season 5 premiere of Southland can be seen on Feb. 13. The winter premieres of both Rizzoli & Isles and Leverage will air on Nov. 27. New series Monday Mornings and Boston’s Finest will debut in February – on the fourth and 27th respectively. [EW]
The Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion Part 1 was the No. 1 unscripted cable show of the week this week with 5.8 million viewers. The 10 Pm premiere telecast achieved its highest ratings of the season with 3.5 million total viewers. [Bravo]
The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has made double-digit gains in the ratings during the third quarter of 2012 with a more than 63 percent gain in primetime and more than 70 percent for the total day. This is the third consecutive quarter of the year in which the network saw growth. Much of the net's success is due to Oprah’s Next Chapter episodes featuring Rihanna and Usher among others. Other highlights included Season 2 of Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s and the premiere of Iyanla: Fix My Life. [OWN]
The MTV Movie Awards are coming at us two months early in 2013. The network announced Tuesday that the awards show, which is typically broadcast in June, will be broadcast live on Sunday, April 14, 2013. [MTV]
Emmy-nominated HBO drama, Boardwalk Empire, will be back for a fourth season. The hit show from Martin Scorcese and Terence Winter, featuring Steve Buschemi as Enoch “Nucky” Thompson is a critical and popular success. The show currently averages 8.6 million viewers an episode. [HBO]
Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm has been renewed for Season 3. The comedy created by Dan Signer (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) stars China Anne McClain (Chyna Parks) and Sierra McCormick (Olive Doyle). On the show, Chyna is a musical prodigy who is accepted into the prestigious A.N.T. (Advanced Natural Talents) boarding school. Season 3 will premiere in June 2013. [Deadline]
TLC is set to start production on a reality show that will focus on the fascinating word of celebrity ex-wives and ex-girlfriends. The show, with a working title of Starter Wives, will begin filming in October and is expected to premiere in early 2013. Seven women will be featured including the ex-girlfriends of Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent. Four hour-long episodes have been order. [TLC]
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