Nigel Lythgoe returns to the Idol stage

Nigel Lythgoe returns to the Idol stage

Add original executive producer Nigel Lythgoe to the American Idol alums set to return during the Fox music competition’s 15th and final season. Variety reports Lythgoe, who was let go in 2013 and is awaiting word on the fate of his So You Think You Can Dance, will exec produce the series finale. Original judges […]

Odd Couple gets off to a late start

The Odd Couple gets off to a late start (Sonja Flemming)

CBS unveiled its winter schedule. Undercover Boss is back for season seven on December 20, the first of three Sunday broadcasts before the reality show moves to Fridays at 8p; the 28th edition of Amazing Race slips into that slot starting February 12. Season six of Mike & Molly launches Wednesday, January 6 at 8:30p, […]

Macy’s Parade a ratings gift for NBC

Macy's parade a ratings gift for NBC (Eric Liebowitz)

The gift that keeps on giving: NBC’s telecast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade drew a 12.6 household rating in metered markets, the number one broadcast entertainment rating for the fall. That’s down 1 percent versus last year, but up 1 percent among A18-49 with 7.0/30.

Bieber bails

Bieber bails

The Biebs is saying “Sorry” to Stephen Colbert. Justin Bieber canceled his appearance on The Late Show, tweeting just before the show was scheduled to tape, “My apologies to @colbertlateshow as I won’t be able to make it to nyc tomorrow for the show. I look forward to making it up to you soon.” The […]

Sesame Street sets HBO premiere date

Sesame Street sets HBO premiere date

Can you tell me how to get to HBO? Sesame Street will launch season 46 on HBO on January 16 at 9a with the boldest changes yet to the show, including 30-minute episodes, new show open and closing songs, an updated set, new segment “Smart Cookies” and new cast member Nina. Season 46 episodes will […]

Elisabeth Hasselbeck exiting Fox News

Elisabeth Hasselbeck exiting Fox News

Saying she has “never experienced a more positive and thoughtful atmosphere than Fox News Channel,” Fox & Friends’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck nevertheless is leaving the network. The former The View co-host explained, “I want to start my day with my children first.” Said Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, “I respect her incredibly difficult, yet […]

Andy Griffith gets colorful for Christmas

Andy Griffith gets colorful for Christmas

Newly colorized episodes of The Andy Griffith Show make up a one-hour special on Friday, December 25 at 8p on CBS. “The Christmas Story” was originally broadcast in 1960, while “The Pickle Story” premiered in 1961.

Fox makes a big ratings call

Fox makes a big ratings call (Chuck Hodes)

Fox will be the first of the Big Five to drop Live+SD ratings, following the lead of cable nets like AMC and FX. “It’s time for us to ‘walk the walk’ and change the conversation. The Live + Same Day rating does not reflect the way people are watching our series,” said Fox chairmen/CEOs Dana […]

Tyra Banks exiting FABLife

Tyra Banks exiting FABLife

Tyra Banks is exiting her new syndicated daytime talker FABLife after two months. The America’s Next Top Model star says she’s leaving to devote more time to her cosmetics company, TYRA Beauty, which is “expanding faster than anticipated.” Banks is expected to make occasional appearances on the talker. FABLife had been a return to daytime […]

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