TV Buzz Recent News


‘American Idol’ Premiere Audience Shrinks… Again (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj’s feud didn’t help bring in viewers for Season 12. Wednesday night’s ratings presented good and bad news for FOX. Here’s the bad news: 17.8 million people tuned into the American Idol premiere. That’s a 19 percent decline over Season 11’s premiere audience of 21.6 million (which was also a double…

Jethro Nededog | January 17, 2013 - 4:49 pm

‘The Voice’s’ Adam Levine Hosting ‘SNL’; Al-Jazeera Buys Current TV

With a tour on the horizon and NBC’s The Voice returning in March, Adam Levine is taking on a new gig. He’ll be hosting late night sketch show Saturday Night Live for the very first time on Jan. 26. Before that, Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook star Jennifer Lawrence will host the show on…

Jethro Nededog | January 3, 2013 - 5:26 pm

‘Downton Abbey’ Hunk Talks Series Exit; Bravo Announces Schedule Changes for ‘RHOA,’ ‘Shahs’

Note: Spoiler Alert. Downton Abbey fans knew that resident hunk Dan Stevens, who plays Matthew Crawley, had already voiced a desire to leave the series. So much so that creator Julian Fellowes said earlier this year that if he left, they wouldn’t recast the role. Well, UK viewers were still shocked to see just how…

Jethro Nededog | December 26, 2012 - 2:19 pm

‘Glee’ EP Ryan Murphy Awarded PaleyFest Icon Award; HBO, Martin Scorsese Announce Bill Clinton Doc

The Paley Center for Media announced on Monday that not only is it awarding producer Ryan Murphy its first-ever PaleyFest Icon Award, but also his series NBC’s The New Normal and FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum have been added to the annual TV festival. Murphy will receive his award at PaleyFest’s kickoff event on Wednesday,…

Jethro Nededog | December 17, 2012 - 2:31 pm

‘House of Lies’ Snags Adam Brody for Guest Role; Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving Pops up on ‘The Office’

The O.C. alum Adam Brody has been tapped to guest on the sophomore season of Showtime’s House of Lies. Brody’s character is the owner of an adult toy company who engages in a relationship with Jeannie (Kristen Bell). Season 2 of House of Lies premieres Jan. 13 at 10 PM on Showtime. [Showtime]…

Lauren DiMascio | December 13, 2012 - 5:10 pm

AMC’s ‘Hell on Wheels’ Renewed for Third Season; ‘The Walking Dead’ Named 2012’s Most Watched Cable Show

Prepare for more Hell on Wheels. AMC has (finally) given the go-ahead for a third season of the gritty, Western-style drama. The renewal was initially on hold when executive producer John Shiban announced that he was leaving the series as its showrunner this October. [TVLine]

Zombies are taking over television. AMC’s The Walking Dead has been named the…

Gabrielle Chung | December 12, 2012 - 6:49 pm

‘True Blood’ Promotes Robert Patrick to Series Regular; ‘Happy Endings’ Nabs RuPaul for Guest Role

ABC’s Happy Endings is bringing in RuPaul for a guest spot on an upcoming episode. The fabulous host of Logo’s RuPaul’s Drag Race will play Max’s new hairdresser. The episode is set to air in early-2013. [TVLine]

Last Resort’s Robert Patrick has a new (old) role. The Terminator 2 actor is returning to HBO’s…

Lauren DiMascio | December 10, 2012 - 3:51 pm

‘Glee’ Nabs a New Love Interest for Kurt; ‘Mindy Project’ Casts New Gal Pal

Could Klaine really be over? FOX’s Glee has just cast British actor Oliver Kieran-Jones to play head of the NYADA glee club and a potential love interest for Kurt (Chris Colfer) meaning Blaine may be out of the picture for good (at least for now). Kieran-Jones deal is recurring with an option to become a…

Lauren DiMascio | December 7, 2012 - 4:47 pm

Oprah Winfrey Announces Second Book Club Selection; ‘Seinfeld’s’ Michael Richards Cast on TV Land Pilot

Sunday’s episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter will delve into the world of ABC’s Scandal with star Kerry Washington, creator Shonda Rhimes and inspiration behind the show, Judy Smith. Washington will discuss her lead role as Olivia Pope on the drama as well as her highly anticipated film, Django Unchained. In addition to Scandal, Rhimes will touch…

Lauren DiMascio | December 5, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Newt Gingrich Guests on ‘Parks and Recreation’; ‘Castle’ Ratings Down Without ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Lead-In

Newt Gingrich will be popping up on NBC’s Parks and Recreation and it was all by accident. The politican happened to run into filming of the comedy while in Indianapolis at the St. Elmo Steak House. According to the Indy Star, Mike Schur, the series co-creator, jumped at the chance to incorporate him into the episode. “It was…

Lauren DiMascio | December 4, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Yahoo Reveals Top Searched TV Shows of 2012; ‘Shahs of Sunset’ Premiere Nabs Best Ratings Ever

Yahoo has released its findings for the top searched TV shows of 2012 and the most searched show is… FOX’s American Idol. Here is the rest of the list in order: Dancing With the Stars, The Young & The Restless, Walking Dead, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Good Morning America, The Voice, Days of Our

Lauren DiMascio | December 3, 2012 - 4:38 pm

MTV’s ‘The Inbetweeners’ Not Picked Up for Season 2; The CW Cancels ‘Emily Owens, M.D.’

MTV has decided not to pick up freshman comedy The Inbetweeners for a second season. The show, which is based on a British series of the same name, received soft ratings when it debuted earlier this summer. “While we won’t be moving forward with another season of The Inbetweeners, we enjoyed working with the show’s…

Lauren DiMascio | November 28, 2012 - 8:10 pm

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Ratings Hit Season High; Comedy Central Renews ‘Key & Peele’

Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars hit a season high in terms of Monday night ratings. The finale performances show earned 16 million viewers and a 2.6 rating in the ad-coveted 18-49 demo. Though this has been the biggest night for this season thus far, it’s still down 26 percent from last fall’s final performance episode. [EW]…

Gabrielle Chung | November 27, 2012 - 3:41 pm

‘The Mindy Project’ Undergoes Cast Changes; ‘New Girl’ Casts Nick’s Scam Artist Dad

FOX’s The Mindy Project will be seeing some cast changes from its series. Amanda Setton, who portrays sexy receptionist Shauna will be written out of the show mid-season, while Anna Camp’s Gwen is being bumped to a recurring role. [EW]

Law & Order veteran Dennis Farina has been cast to play Nick’s (Jake Johnson) scam artist…

Gabrielle Chung | November 21, 2012 - 5:35 pm

ABC Cancels ‘Last Resort’ and ‘666 Park Avenue’; CBS Cancels ‘Partners’

CBS’ The Big Bang Theory hit a series high in ratings last night with 17.4 million viewers. It also had a season high rating in the ad-coveted 18-49 demographic with a 5.5. rating. As a result, the rest of CBS’ Thursday lineup also hit season highs. ABC’s Last Resort, which has yet to be picked…

Celebuzz | November 16, 2012 - 10:11 pm

‘American Horror Story’ Renewed for Season 3; ‘The Walking Dead’ Adds Comic Book Character for Fall Finale

FX’s American Horror Story will be back for Season 3. Star Jessica Lange will return when the scary series’ third season premieres in Fall 2013. Season 2 of the show will wrap up on Jan. 23. [FX]

The Walking Dead is adding another character from the graphic novels. Robert Kirkman says the character…

Lauren DiMascio | November 15, 2012 - 3:34 pm

TV Buzz: ABC Orders Full Seasons of ‘Scandal,’ ‘The Neighbors’; ‘X Factor’ Pushes Live Shows Up to Wednesday

FOX’s The X Factor has pushed up its the kickoff of its live shows. Originally slated to bow on Thursday night, the quick World Series sweep by the San Francisco Giants has brought the show back to its original Wednesday-Thursday schedule. The Top 16 acts will perform live on a special two-hour episode. Wedenesday’s first…

Lauren DiMascio | October 29, 2012 - 10:00 pm

TV Buzz: Beau Mirchoff Cast in ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ Special; Seth Green to Guest on ‘How I Met Your Mother’

Awkward’s Beau Mirchoff has been cast opposite Selena Gomez in a brand new Wizard of Waverly Place special TV movie. Mirchoff will play mysterious wizard Dominic who Gomez’s Alex Russo will meet when her family travels to Tuscany, Italy. There, Alex will unintentionally create two versions of herself — a “good” one and an “evil” one…

Lauren DiMascio | October 26, 2012 - 5:49 pm

TV Buzz: ‘Revenge’ Brings On ’24’ Alum for Guest Spot; NBC Orders Additional Scripts of ‘Chicago Fire’

Grayson Global has a new investor on ABC’s soapy Revenge. 24 alum Joaquim de Almedia will play Salvador Grobet, a man from Central America who is a wealthy investor in Edward Grayson (William Devane) and Conrad Grayson’s (Henry Czerny) company. [THR]

NBC’s Chicago Fire was up 20% in the ratings Wednesday night as compared to…

Lauren DiMascio | October 25, 2012 - 5:56 pm

TV Buzz: FOX’s ‘American Idol,’ ‘Touch,’ ‘The Following’ Premiere Dates Announced; MTV’s ‘Snooki & JWoww’ Returns in January

Get ready! Season 12 of American Idol featuring judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson will premiere in a two-night event on Wednesday, Jan. 16 and Thursday, Jan. 17. The Kiefer Sutherland fronted Touch will have its second season premiere on Friday, Feb 1 at 9 PM. The highly anticipated new series…

Lauren DiMascio | October 24, 2012 - 5:05 pm
Page 1 of 2