Daily Archives : May 14, 2013

PBS Sets Premiere for ‘Downton Abbey’ Season Four

PBS unveiled a big news item for Anglophiles today, announcing the premiere date for the eagerly anticipated fourth season of its period hit "Downton Abbey." E! Online reports that the drama series will return Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. The series…

Awkward Situation: A Reporter Congratulates Matthew Perry, Whose Show ‘Go On’ Was Just Canceled (Here’s the Video)

Upfronts week can be a tough time for some in Hollywood, given that many shows are canceled or passed over for pickup, something that happened to former "Friends" star Matthew Perry, whose freshman comedy "Go On" was canceled by NBC,…

‘The Voice’ Lifts NBC to Ratings Win; CBS Show Comes Back Strong From Season Low

Even while dropping in the ratings, NBC’s "The Voice" had enough to lift the network to a nightly ratings win in the key 18-49 demo Monday night, based on Nielsen overnights. Meanwhile, CBS’s "How I Met Your Mother" came back…

Fox Working on Drama About Billy the Kid

Fox is working with Tom Fontana of "Homicide: Life on the Street" on a limited-run drama about Billy the Kid, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. The series would tell the origin story of the outlaw, set in the 1860s…

ABC Releases Trailers for New Shows

The ABC Network, launching its upfront presentation in New York today, rolled out first-look trailers for a number of its upcoming fall series. Here they are: Back in the Game video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Betrayal video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo…

Fox Network Rolls Out Trailers for Fall Series

Fox broke out trailers for its new fall shows, including "Gang Related," "Surviving Jack," "Sleepy Hollow" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Here they are: Gang Related Surviving Jack Almost Human Brooklyn Nine-Nine Dads Enlisted Rake Sleepy Hollow Us & Them

The TV Academy Gets Real

A lot of TV viewers still don’t know about the "other" awards given out by the organization that hands out the Primetime Emmys, but the 6th Annual Television Academy Honors were held a few days ago in Beverly Hills, and…

ABC Orders 13 New Series for 2013-2014 Season, Eight of Which Will Debut This Fall. ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Cut to One Night a Week. Here’s ABC’s Fall Schedule

"ABC introduced a new fall schedule on Tuesday that, like those unveiled by the network’s competitors, was heavily dependent on new series — 13 in all, in ABC’s case," writes Bill Carter in The New York Times.  Carter adds, "The…

Report: CBS May Lose a Major Sports Event It Has Aired Since 1968

ESPN may be close to stealing a sports event that has been a fixture on CBS for 45 years. The New York Post reports that the cable channel is positioning to snag the U.S. Open tennis tournament, which has been…

Today Is the 15th Anniversary of the Death of the Most Famous Person in American Popular Culture. Here Is the Movie or Miniseries About Him Someone in Hollywood Should Have the Guts to Make

No, it’s not  Elvis. He actually left the building 36 years ago come August. To find out who it is and to read this insightful essay by TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross, please click here.