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FOX presents a seventh season of its culinary competition show Hell’s Kitchen helmed by Chef Gordon Ramsay. Sixteen aspiring restaurateurs face off starting June 1 at 8p. Hell’s Kitchen is produced by ITV Studios (formerly Granada America) in association with A. Smith & Co.
Beginning tonight, V-me introduces a new current affairs series hosted and narrated by journalist/correspondent, Jorge Gestoso. The weekly series, Jorge Gestoso Investiga examines today’s relevant topics from hot-button issues and events to cultural and scientific advancements. A sampling of upcoming episodes includes Afhanistan: Sala De Emergencias (Afghan ER) tonight; La Ciudad del Viento (The City of the Wind) on May 14; Falsos Positivos (False Positives) on May 21; Objetivo: Reporteros en Irak (Targets: Reporters in Iraq) on May 28; and Bajo la Capucha: El Mundo de la Tortura (Under the Hood: A Voyage into the World of Torture) on June 4.
TLC’s series Toddlers and Tiaras is back for a third run with new episodes premiering June 2 at 10p. This new season follows more tiny pageant queen contestants and their exuberant moms and dads. Season two of Toddlers and Tiaras averaged 1.3 million total viewers each week. The series is produced by Authentic Entertainment.
This summer, The CW will rerun the drama series Moonlight starring Alex O’Loughlin that originally aired on CBS and produced by Warner Bros. Television. The CW will air Moonlight next to The Vampire Diaries starting June 3.
The Style Network ordered more of its new comedy docu-soap Jerseylicious as the network okayed a second season with 10 one-hour episodes. Produced by Endemol USA, the season one finale of Jerseylicious airs this Sunday and the sophomore season is slated to premiere this fall.
Morning News Weekly Average Ratings (week of April 26, 2010)
Comedy Central offers up an eclectic development slate for 2010-2011. The network’s series in production (including some previously announced series) includes:
Comedy Central’s pilots/presentations (all titles are working titles):
Comedy Central script/paper development projects (all titles are working titles):
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Telemundo affiliate WNJU/New York established an exchange with Telesistema-Channel 11 in the Dominican Republic to offer continuous coverage of news events happening in this country as a service for the Dominican community living in the tri-state area. Telesistema is part of the Corripio Communications Group which also owns other TV channels and newspapers in the Dominican Republic.
~ PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT ~
Production on TV Land’s upcoming and first original sitcom, Hot in Cleveland commences on Monday. The 10-episode series stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White and opens June 16 at 10p. Hazy Mills Productions is producing. Suzanne Martin is the show’s executive producer, showrunner and writer.
Oprah Winfrey and her Harpo Films banner are developing a seven-hour miniseries America: In the King Years for HBO, reports Deadline.com. The miniseries is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning trilogy Parting the Waters, Pillar of Fire and Canaan’s Edge by Taylor Branch about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. from 1954-1968. Robert Schenkkan (The Pacific) is involved with writing the script.
After five seasons, Elizabeth Perkins is leaving her role on Showtime’s Weeds. She will next appear in the movie Hop, a live-action/CG-animated hybrid comedy from Illumination Entertainment and Universal.
~ RATINGS ~
Wednesday A18-49 Analysis: FOX was the champ Wednesday night delivering a 3.9/12 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. ABC took top honors at 8p with double The Middle episodes averaging a 1.8/6 followed closely by CBS’ comedies Old Christine and The Big Bang Theory at 1.7/6. American Idol on FOX was the clear winner at 9p with 6.5/18 and CBS’ Criminal Minds was #2 at 3.3/9. It was NBC’s turn to be #1 at 10p with Law & Order: SVU at 2.6/8 with CBS’ CSI: NY next at 2.3/7.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 (May Sweep Day 7) time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.
FOX: 7.1/12 Lie To Me [r] 3.0/5, American Idol 11.3/18
CBS: 6.1/11 Old Christine 4.2/8, The Big Bang Theory [r] 3.8/7, Criminal Minds 7.7/12, CSI: NY 6.6/12
NBC: 3.8/7 Minute to Win It [r] 3.3/6, Mercy 2.6/4, Law & Order: SVU 5.6/10
ABC: 3.7/6 The Middle [r] 3.2/6, The Middle 4.2/7, Modern Family 5.6/9, Cougar Town 3.8/6, Happy Town 2.6/5
UNIV: 2.0/4 Hasta que el Dinero Nos Separe 2.3/4, Don Francisco Presenta 1.5/3
CW: 1.4/2 America’s Next Top Model 2.2/4, Fly Girls 0.7/1, Fly Girls 0.6/1
TELE: 0.6/1 El Clon 0.6/1, Perro Amor 0.6/1, Donde Esta Elisa 0.8/1
ION: 0.5/1 Ghost Whisperer 0.6/1, Ghost Whisperer 0.5/1, Ghost Whisperer 0.4/1
A18-49: FOX 3.9/12, CBS 2.4/8, ABC 2.0/6, NBC 1.8/5, UNIV 1.7/5, CW 1.0/3, TELE 0.5/2, ION 0.2/1
~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~
Universal Pictures elevated Jimmy Horowitz to President, Universal Pictures. In his new capacity, Jimmy will work in tandem with Chairman Adam Fogelson, Co-Chairman Donna Langley and Vice-Chairman/COO Rick Finkelstein to chart and execute domestic business goals and to assist with the daily management of the business operations. Jimmy reports to Adam Fogelson and Rick Finkelstein. Jimmy has been with the studio for 18 years and recently served as Co-President/Production and EVP, Universal Pictures.
Lisa Spielman was named SVP/Director of Business Development at independent media agency TargetCast tcm. Lisa will head the agency’s growth strategy in the US in addition to the company’s marketing efforts. Based in New York, Lisa reports to Steve Farella, Chairman/CEO.
Barbara Yolles will begin May 25 in the newly-created position as EVP/CMO with McCann Midwest. Barbara will provide oversight in the areas of business development and marketing for the company’s Birmingham, MI office, reporting to Garry Neel, CEO. Barbara joins McCann from New York-based Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners where she was EVP/Group Managing Director.
This day in History: 1960 – U.S. President Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960.
Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: These doctors greet every patient by asking them “Tell us what you don’t like about yourself.” Who are these guys? DRS. McNAMARA AND TROY on NIP/TUCK Kudos to: Smiti Kumar-US Trust/NY; Eric Powell-Discovery Comm/Silver Spring; Kim Francella-Bravo/NY; Sandra Schron-USA Network/NY; Bridgette Barrett Johnston-The Nielsen Company/Chicago; Chuck Gordon-WTTO/Birmingham; Marisa Fuller-GroupM Motion/Chicago; Kandy Hartsfield-KDAF/Dallas; Michael Madnick-20th Century Fox/LA; Darlene Lieblich Tipton-Fox Cable Networks/LA; David Garber-Linzack Prods/Woodland Hills; Kim Kottler-Telepictures/LA; Elizabeth Ford-NBC Universal/Jerusalem; Stephen S. Kelley-SSK Comm/Toronto
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