Super slot for Superstore

Super slot for Superstore (Vivian Zink)

NBC is airing original half-hour episodes of Superstore and The Voice on Friday, August 19 and Sunday, August 21 (the night of the Olympics Closing Ceremony), respectively, beginning at 10:30p following Olympics coverage.Superstore will have an Olympics theme, while Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus will make their coaching debuts on The Voice. “The Olympics give […]

Sarah Palin’s got Game

Sarah Palin's got Game

Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is among the celebs joining host Alec Baldwin on ABC’s Match Game, airing Sundays at 10p. Other Game guests include Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiam), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth, Leah Remini (The King of Queens) and Grammy winner Sheryl Crow, among others.

Jessica Williams exiting The Daily Show

Jessica Williams exiting The Daily Show

The Daily Show is losing its youngest correspondent. Jessica Williams is leaving the late night show to pursue her own project at Comedy Central. Her final episode airs Thursday. According to TVLine, the field piece focuses on a group of former Bernie Sanders supporters who are now supporting Donald Trump. Williams says it’s “really funny” […]

NBCUni superserving the Rio Games

NBCUni superserving the Games

NBCUniversal will air a record 6,755 hours of Olympics programming across networks and digital platforms this summer, 260.5 of that on NBC and most of it live. In addition to NBC and Telemundo, cable nets Bravo, CNBC, Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network, NBC Universo and USA, plus basketball and soccer specialty channels provided to […]

ABC announces fall premiere dates

ABC adds to comedy orders

ABC announced a fall premiere schedule that starts Monday, September 12 at 8p with Dancing With the Stars, and stretches through Tuesday, October 11 with The Middle (season 8) at 8p, American Housewife (series premiere) at 8:30p, Fresh Off the Boat (season 3) at 9p and The Real O’Neals (season 2) at 9:30p. In between: […]

Abby Lee Miller pleads guilty federal bankruptcy fraud

Abby Lee Miller pleads guilty federal bankruptcy fraud.

Dance Moms host Abby Lee Miller pleaded guilty yesterday to federal bankruptcy fraud charges. Miller had been accused of trying to hide $775,000 in income during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and sneaking cash into the U.S. from Australia in her group’s luggage to avoid reporting the money. Miller’s lawyers asked for a maximum sentence of […]

The $100,000 Pyramid premiere leads ABC to win Sunday night ratings

Michael Strahan

“Sunday Fun and Games” opened big for ABC. With a repeat of America’s Funniest Home Videos leading into the game show premieres, the network won the night in Total Viewers (6.6 million) and A18-49 (1.3/5). ABC’s premieres of $100,000 Pyramid (1.7/5), Celebrity Family Feud (1.5/6) and Match Game (1.5/5) ranked as the Top 3 broadcasts […]

Les Moonves all smiles over Upfront

Les Moonves all smiles about Uprfont

Upfront selling is going “phenomenally well,” said CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves at the Cannes Lions event last week. “We had a rough year a year ago at the upfront and that’s because people were confused about digital.” What a difference a year makes. “We’ve figured out the combination of television and digital is […]

Anthony Anderson travels for the Queen

Anthony Anderson travels for the Queen

Anthony Anderson (black-ish) will appear on an episode of new Travel Channel series The Best Place to Be, produced by Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere at Flavor Unit. Anderson’s segment was taped in Barcelona. His assessment of the experience? “I WILL be back!” said Anderson.