Thursday, December 26, 2013

ABC is Number 1 in Adults 18-49 on Christmas Night and Christmas Eve

With repeat comedies from 8-10pm into an encore Nashville, ABC was the #1 broadcaster on Christmas Night in Adults 18-49, leading runner up NBC by 29% (0.9/3 vs. 0.7/2). ABC’s The Middle (1.3/4) and Modern Family (1.3/4) tied as the top-rated show on Wednesday night.

In addition, on Christmas Eve Tuesday, ABC won the night by 18% in Adults 18-49 with encore broadcasts of both the animated and live action versions of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1.3/5 vs. 1.1/4 for NBC with It’s a Wonderful Life), leading all 6 half-hours of primetime.

'The Dukes of Hazzard' Returns to CMT on Sunday, January 5th with Marathon

THE DUKES OF HAZZARD returns to CMT in HD, kicking off with an eight-hour marathon of one of the nation’s most-loved series on Sunday, January 5 beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET. The new high-definition episodes will air for the first time on cable, 35 years after the launch of the series in January 1979. The DUKES OF HAZZARD will begin its regular weekday schedule on Monday, January 6 with timeslots at Noon and again at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT, on CMT.

The unmistakable voice of music legend Waylon Jennings introduced America, in both theme song and show narration, to Bo, Luke and Daisy Duke, and a new pop culture phenomenon exploded onto TV sets across the nation. THE DUKES OF HAZZARD made short-shorts, fast cars and CB radios cool as the series became a mainstay in homes and hearts for seven successful seasons. Cousins Bo, Luke and Daisy Duke, along with their Uncle Jesse, fought the corrupt political system in Hazzard County. CMT first brought the series to cable in 2005.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel Return as Judges on "America's Got Talent"

Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel are set to return as judges to NBC's top-rated summer competition series "America's Got Talent." Nick Cannon will also return as host.

The announcements were made by Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Late-Night Programming, NBC Entertainment.

"Howard, Heidi, Mel and Howie have proven that they are a dynamic quartet of judges who aren't afraid to share their opinions, while at the same time creating fireworks of their own," Telegdy said. "Along with Nick serving as an incomparable host, our talent on 'Talent' is among the finest on all of television."

"The judges on 'America's Got Talent' this past season were fun, astute and really knew how to spot talent," said Trish Kinane, Executive Producer and President of Entertainment, FremantleMedia North America. "We are delighted to have this vibrant group of diverse, discerning personalities returning to take the show to new heights next season."

Auditions for the next season of "America's Got Talent" are currently underway. For information on open call and online auditions for season nine, please visit http://www.AGTAuditions.com/.

Howard Stern, who joined "America's Got Talent" in 2012, is a self-described "king of all media" and has been a prominent radio personality for more than 30 years. His current program is aired on subscription-only SiriusXM Radio and features a range of guests from all areas of entertainment and pop culture. Stern is also a bestselling author, actor and entrepreneur.

Heidi Klum, who joined the judges panel this past summer, is a major star in the fashion and entertainment world. She established herself as a top model, making great impact for such clients as Victoria's Secret and appearing on the covers of pop culture mainstays, including the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Klum is also a Primetime Emmy Award winner as host for a reality or reality-competition program (with Tim Gunn) for "Project Runway."

Like Klum, Mel B (Melanie Brown) began her tenure on "America's Got Talent" this past season. She is best known to audiences as a member of the Spice Girls and is a chart-topping musical artist, actress, author, and television personality. Mel B has also served as a judge on the Australian versions of "The X Factor" and "Dancing With the Stars."

Monday, November 18, 2013

CBS's Very Merry Holiday Programming - "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" Kicks Off the Network's Holiday Season of Special Events

CBS's holiday programming, which kicks-off with RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, will also include music specials, perennial holiday favorites and holiday-themed episodes of NCIS, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, THE BIG BANG THEORY, TWO AND A HALF MEN, THE MILLERS and HAWAII FIVE-0.

Music-laden specials include THE VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW, featuring performances by seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy, THE GRAMMY(R) NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! - COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT(R), with performances by Drake, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke and four-time GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban and THE 36TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS.

Bravo Kicks Off 2014 with New Series to Warm Your Winter - "Toned Up," "Blood, Sweat & Heels" & "100 Days of Summer"

Bravo Media premieres three hot new series sure to cure those winter blues and jumpstart the New Year.

On Thursday, January 2nd at 10:30pm ET/PT, get a start on those new year's resolutions with two new faces of fitness guaranteed to make you sweat on "Toned Up." Katrina Dawn and Karena Hodgson have taken the web by storm with their website ToneItUp.com which receives over 1.8 million unique visitors a month and over 600 twitter mentions per hour. Although the two are business partners, they are also best friends, roommates and much more. Making no apologies for who they are, these women use their "yoga smarts" to push themselves and their brand to wild extremes. Whether they are speaking in their special language of "meows" or debating the merits of bug propellant, the dynamic duo have created an exercise revolution that has already inspired millions. Catch a sneak peek of the series here.

MTV to Pre-Release First Episode of Groundbreaking Docu-Series "Generation Cryo" Exclusively in the MTV App a Week Before Its On-Air Premiere

MTV today announced it will pre-release the first episode of its groundbreaking docu-series "Generation Cryo" tonight at 12AM ET, exclusively via the MTV app, available on iPhone, iPad, Xbox 360 for Xbox Live Gold members in the U.S., a week before its on-air premiere on Monday, November 25 at 10:00pm ET/PT.

"We've been actively experimenting with introducing new shows on the app to help build awareness and buzz leading to the premiere on television," said Robyn DeMarco, Executive Vice President of Programming and Content Strategy for MTV. "Our audiences are living on these devices and these platforms provide new opportunities to super serve exclusive content to our fans while simultaneously creating new ways to integrate our ad partners."

Smells Like Victory: EPIX Salutes John Milius

Premium entertainment network EPIX announced today that Milius, a 90-minute original documentary on controversial filmmaker John Milius, will premiere on Saturday, January 11, at 8PM ET. The film examines the life story of one of the most influential, thought-provoking and divisive film directors in Hollywood history, as well as his fall from Hollywood grace due to his radical beliefs and behavior.

Oxygen Premieres "Snapped" Jodi Arias Two-Part Special Event on 12/15 & 12/16

Oxygen Media delves into the fatal love story and horrific crime that captured the nation's attention with a "Snapped" Jodi Arias two-part special event on Sunday, December 15 at 9 PM ET/PT and Monday, December 16 at 10 PM ET/PT. As the world eagerly awaits Arias' sentence, the network's hit true crime series will take an in-depth look into the disturbing murder of Travis Alexander. It will uncover the woman behind the crime - from her idyllic upbringing to the relationship that altered her life forever. Through gripping firsthand accounts and never-before-seen interviews with Travis' friends and experts who covered the case, the two-hour special will step through the entire case, starting with the couple's deadly love affair to the media frenzy surrounding the trial, all of which led to Arias' first-degree murder conviction. The special will explore the salacious details of the couple's relationship, and viewers will hear from co-workers of Arias and Alexander, as well as Diane Schwartz, Juror #6 who voted to give Arias the death penalty, and HLN legal analyst Jon Leiberman.

"Thanksgiving Live!" Continues Online with Post-Show Google+ Hangout with Alton, Bobby, Giada & Ina Joined by Co-Hosts of Upcoming Daytime Series "The Kitchen @ Food Network"

Culinary experts and co-hosts of the upcoming daytime series The Kitchen @ Food Network Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro and Marcela Valladolid log-in to hang out with Alton, Bobby, Giada and Ina post-Thanksgiving Live!, continuing to dish out holiday food advice in an exclusive Thanksgiving leftover-themed Google+ Hangout on Saturday, November 23rd at 2pm ET. From the perfect leftover sandwich to creative ways to use those extra mashed potatoes, users will get real-time feedback from these culinary pros. Participants can join the event and interact with the cast at FoodNetwork.com/ThanksgivingHangout. Scheduled to premiere in early 2014, The Kitchen @ Food Network cast also includes Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian as co-host.

In advance of the Google+ Hangout, participants can submit questions via Facebook (facebook.com/foodnetwork), Twitter (twitter.com/foodnetwork, handle @FoodNetwork, hashtag #ThanksgivingLive) and Google+.