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

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

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… More »


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

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

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… More »


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

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

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… More »


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

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

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,… More »


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

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

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]

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

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

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… More »


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

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

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… More »


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

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

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… More »


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

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

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… More »


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

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

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… More »


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

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

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 OurMore »


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

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

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… More »


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