Hot Off The Press: The Latest TV News and Information - Page 3229 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 277Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #96841 of 96851 Old Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Super Moderator
 
DrDon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 12,660
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 72 Post(s)
Liked: 264
Quote:
Originally Posted by dad1153 View Post
The 2014/15 Season
Watch, Skip, or Binge: Your Definitive Guide to Fall TV
By Wired.com Staff - Sep. 16, 2014

Every fall the major television networks unleash scores of new shows for you to watch while simultaneously bringing back your faves. Throw in all the prestige shows now populating cable channels and suddenly keeping up with everything you want to watch this fall seems impossible without losing sleep and/or hitting the max capacity of your DVR. We’d like to help. Below are our picks for what you should watch (because it’ll be necessary to your pop culture survival), what you should skip (because it’s all filler, no killer), and what you should save and binge later (because it’s good, but could be easily scarfed another time). Welcome to Watch, Skip, or Binge—the easiest way to manage your fall TV diet.
From what I've seen of the fall shows, this is probably the most accurate list so far. I SO want "Gotham" to succeed, but it's up against pretty stiff competition, including football. Won't last. I could be wrong, but the pace of "Gracepoint" is excruciatingly "bleak" to steal the author's words. If anybody's still watching by the 4th episode, I'll be shocked. They sent us the first seven episodes and some swag, so they're pretty worried about it, too.

Walking the fine line between jaw-dropping and a plain ol' yawn.
DrDon is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #96842 of 96851 Old Yesterday, 03:25 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Nayan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 2,409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Liked: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrDon View Post
From what I've seen of the fall shows, this is probably the most accurate list so far. I SO want "Gotham" to succeed, but it's up against pretty stiff competition, including football. Won't last. I could be wrong, but the pace of "Gracepoint" is excruciatingly "bleak" to steal the author's words. If anybody's still watching by the 4th episode, I'll be shocked. They sent us the first seven episodes and some swag, so they're pretty worried about it, too.
Sadly the only thing I really want to watch when the new shows start is Gotham. I really want it to do well too, but I don't have my hopes up.

I still don't understand why they had to make Gracepoint. I already watch Broadchurch and even though I have a huge thing for David Tennant I'm not going to watch just to see him speak with an American accent.

I'm a 'hooker' and a knitter. I guess that makes me bi-stitchual :).
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Nayan is online now  
post #96843 of 96851 Old Today, 12:05 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
dad1153's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 35,552
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)
Liked: 170
TV Notes
Marc Maron's IFC Comedy Renewed for Season 3
By Tim Kenneally, TheWrap.com - Sep. 16, 2014

Rejoice, Marc Maron fans; your favorite funnyman/flawed human is coming back to IFC.

The network has renewed Maron's comedy series “Maron” for a third season, IFC said Tuesday, with a premiere slated for spring 2015.

“Maron,” which offers a fictionalized version of WTF podcaster Maron's life, as he makes misguided attempts to grow as a man. Where Season 2 found Maron struggling with romance and dealing with the pitfalls of success, the upcoming season will find Maron “confronting new issues, new guest stars and new ways to self-sabotage,” IFC said Tuesday.

“Usually Marc has a hard time maintaining long-term relationships, but luckily not with us,” IFC president Jennifer Caserta quipped. “He's committed to bringing his wry humor and refreshing perspective back to IFC for a third season.”

“I am very proud of both seasons of the show and thrilled we're doing another one,” Maron added. “Through all the episodes I can see the growth and evolution of the character, writing and comedy. I'm excited about getting back into the process. The character of Maron needs some work on and off screen and fortunately that's what drives the show.”

http://www.thewrap.com/marc-marons-i...-for-season-3/


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
dad1153 is offline  
post #96844 of 96851 Old Today, 12:09 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
dad1153's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 35,552
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)
Liked: 170
TV Notes
GSN Orders ‘Baggage’ Spinoff; Jerry Springer To Return As Host
By The Deadline.com Team - Sep. 16, 2014

GSN describes Baggage On The Road as a traveling version of its 2010-11 series Baggage. The network today announced a 20-episode order of Baggage On The Road, a half-hour comedic dating game show, with Baggage host Jerry Springer to return for the iteration. Contestants choose from three potential partners, all of whom come with their own quirky, annoying and sometimes truly shocking physical and emotional “baggage” that could eliminate them from the competition.

With Springer at the helm, contestants will be required to reveal the various intimate secrets and hidden flaws – housed inside literal suitcases – that typically aren’t revealed on a first date. Eventually, only one suitor will win a date with the contestant, as long as that person can also accept the contestant’s baggage in a final role-reversal round. It will travel to four U.S. cities, beginning with Austin and Baton Rouge in October for a 2015 premiere. Baggage On The Road is produced for GSN by Wilshire Studios. Lisa Tucker serves as exec producer.

http://deadline.com/2014/09/baggage-...ad-gsn-835213/


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
dad1153 is offline  
post #96845 of 96851 Old Today, 12:14 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
dad1153's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 35,552
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)
Liked: 170
Business Notes
Why Netflix Needs Europe
By Georg Szalai and Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter - Sep. 15, 2014

The European revolution will not be televised, but it will be available online.

Netflix launched in France on Monday, with services rolling out in Germany and four other European countries in the coming days, bringing the streaming video service that has forever altered American viewing habits to potentially millions of new European consumers.

"We are proud to bring the future of television to France," said Netflix CEO Reed Hastings in a statement released before sunrise Paris time. "French viewers will have instant access to a multitude of movies and series, where and when they wish."

Netflix is pulling out all the stops for its European bash, holding rolling red carpet galas across the continent this week, starting Monday in Paris and moving to Berlin on Tuesday.

CEO Hastings will be playing host, alongside stars from top Netflix' shows including Orange Is the New Black's Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon and Uzo Aduba; Hemlock Grove executive producer Eli Roth and series star Famke Janssen; and DJ Cotrona and Zane Holtz of From Dusk Till Dawn.

Noticeably absent will be the stars of Netflix' House of Cards. The hit political drama airs on competing European networks: CanalPlus in France and Sky Deutschland in German-speaking Europe.

Launching in six countries in one week – including two of the world's biggest TV markets with France and Germany – is a bold move for Netflix. How well the streaming video group succeeds in establishing binge viewing in continental Europe could be a major factor in determining the company's overall fate.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Hastings called this week's European expansion "the biggest international launch we’ve ever done."

Interestingly, Netflix is not going it alone in Europe. In France, Boygues Telecom will offer Netflix over its set-top boxes come November, making the service available on demand over TV sets. In Germany, the company is partnering with the country's leading Internet Service Provider Deutsche Telekom.

But the company also faces stiff resistance. In France telecommunications operators such as Orange have refused to carry the service on their popular Internet-connected TV set-top devices because they have been unable to agree on financial terms.

The continent’s film producers have complained the company is paying a fraction of the normal fee for rights to European movies and is avoiding contributing to France's film subsidy system by setting up in Amsterdam, where it is not liable to pay the French tax that bankrolls national cinema and public broadcasting.

To demonstrate its commitment to French production, Netflix has announced it is financing a Mediterranean-set political drama, Marseille, which promises to be a Gallic House of Cards. The show is set to launch in late 2014. Netflix also picked up popular French animated series Wafku last week just ahead of its launch and will complement its largely US series offerings with local hits like Un Village Francais.

Netflix' European roll out has already set competitors scrambling. In France last week, pay-TV group CanalPlus announced new Netflix-like features to its online service, including a suggestion engine based on previous choices, and it has bulked up its program offerings, acquiring local TV comedy production house Studio Bagel and signing a deal with HBO for rights to older series. 21st Century Fox's Sky Deutschland launched a SVoD service in Germany in anticipation of Netflix and broadcast competitors RTL and ProSiebenSat.1 have all pumped up their online services to ward off the expected onslaught.

For Netflix itself, Europe is about keeping its subscriber growth going. International operations have been driving subscriber growth at Netflix for years. This latest launch across six European territories gives the group access to a potentially massive market of 60 million broadband households. In a letter to shareholders this summer, Hastings and Netflix CFO David Wells said the Euro roll out will “significantly increase our European presence and raise our current international addressable market to over 180 million broadband households, or two times the number of current U.S. broadband households.”

So far, Netflix' timetable has seen it launch in a new international region roughly once a year. Its first foreign foray was to Canada in 2010, followed a year later by Latin America. In 2012, the company brought its service to the U.K. and Ireland, as well as Scandinavia. Last year, Netflix introduced its streaming services in the Netherlands. This week it will hit six European countries in one go (following France and Germany, Netflix will start operations in Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg).

Given the regular cadence of past launches, some on Wall Street predict further international expansion late in 2015.

"We also assume new markets, Spain and Italy, will be targeted for a fourth-quarter 2015 launch, which both pushes our subscriber forecasts above the [Wall] Street [consensus], but knocks international profitability well below," said MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson.

As of mid-year, Netflix had more than 50 million total subscribers, including 12.9 million paying and 13.8 million total subscribers outside the US. Revenue for its U.S. business amounted to $838 million in the second quarter, up 24.9 percent from $671 million. International revenue rose 84.9 percent over the same period to $307 million. Subscriber growth over the past year reached 6.40 million in the U.S. and 6.05 million internationally.

No wonder then that industry watchers say further international market launches will be a key growth driver for the company in the years ahead. But many predict the investment in international expansion will mean continued losses for Netflix's international business.

Excluding the latest European launches, the company's international business is on track to be profitable by the fourth quarter, management has said.

"Europe Gives, and Europe Takes," Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne said in the title of a new report on Monday to highlight the mixture of good news and bad news tied to the new launches. "We raise our international sub forecast for the fourth quarter and beyond, reflecting expectations for a stronger ramp in the six new markets launching this week," he wrote. "Based on third-quarter guidance for paid versus total subs, we estimate new markets contribute 1 million of non-paid net adds during the last two weeks of September alone."

As Netflix's U.S. business has reached a level of predictability, Nathanson that "international subscriber growth is the most important variable driving stock performance for the foreseeable future." He estimates that the company can reach around 7.9 million incremental subscribers in the new markets mid-term.

"We now project Netflix international paid subscribers will nearly reach 46 million in 2018 with the most amount of subscribers in Latin America, followed by Canada, U.K. & Ireland and the Nordics," he said.

Nathanson's year-end 2014 estimate is for 4 million subscribers in Canada, 3.6 million in Latin America, with U.K. and Ireland reaching 3.5 million and the Nordics 3.4 million. Out of the new markets, he projects Germany to have the most users by year-end with 700,000, followed by France with 600,000, and Belgium, Switzerland and Austria with 100,000 each. By end of 2016, Germany will have 3.3 million Netflix users, France 2.7 million, Switzerland and Belgium 400,000 each, and Austria 200,000, with Luxembourg not reaching a big number due to its small population, according to Nathanson.

For the company's financials, this will mean declining international losses. "In 2013, Netflix's international business represented 21 percent of streaming revenue and losses of $274 million," Nathanson said. "We project improving profitability from Netflix's international subscriber base from existing territories will continue to be offset by the new launches over the next couple of years leading to further, yet improving, international streaming contribution losses."

He expects an international loss of $193 million this year, $166 million in 2015 and around break-even in the following two years, followed by a $215 million international profit in 2018 when Nathanson expects Netflix will have 45.8 million international subscribers.

What do the latest launches mean for the stock price? "We think that Netflix's stock will continue to outperform over the next month as the Street has to revise up near-term international subscriber estimates," Nathanson said. "In the medium term, we think the Street will likely take a closer look at international losses, which could neutralize the stock's momentum."

Said Swinburne: "We would be buyers on weakness as our international subscriber analysis leads us to believe that the company is scaling overseas."

While Wall Street is discussing the expansion's financial impact, Netflix' focus in Europe this week is on reaching, and entertaining, a new audience. On its main Twitter feed on Monday, the company celebrated the move into France with the message "Bon voyage, @net flixFR".

We'll see what sort of welcome European users give them back.

Rhonda Richford in Paris contributed to this report.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...-europe-732815


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
dad1153 is offline  
post #96846 of 96851 Old Today, 12:21 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
dad1153's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 35,552
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)
Liked: 170
The 2014/15 Season
For CBS, football and a better year
Addition of Thursday NFL games will give the network a boost
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Sep. 16, 2014

Though CBS finished third among the Big Four last year among adults 18-49, it is still considered the most consistent of the broadcast networks. It is competitive nearly every night of the week.

NBC and Fox, which finished ahead of CBS last season, both got gigantic boosts from the NFL.

Now CBS is the one that stands to benefit from the league.

The network introduced a new limited-run eight-week series, “Thursday Night Football,” that debuted to strong ratings last week. “TNF,” combined with CBS’s usual steady schedule, should lift the network’s numbers this season, a rarity in broadcast.

Given those ratings gains, CBS should move into second place among the Big Four networks this season, a prediction based on Media Life’s analysis of the fall schedules and input from media buyers and planners.

Here’s how the network looks heading into the new season, which begins next Monday, Sept. 22.

Last season’s average
CBS averaged a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating during the 2013-’14 season, down 17 percent from the previous season but just a tenth behind second-place Fox.

Top returning shows:

“The Big Bang Theory” (Mondays at 8 p.m. until Oct. 20; Thursdays at 8 p.m. thereafter)

The No. 1 scripted series on broadcast, “Bang” should bump up temporary lead-out “Mom” on Monday nights during the first five weeks of the season, giving CBS’s overall ratings a lift.

“NCIS” (Tuesdays at 8 p.m.)
Entering its 12th season, the show is still CBS’s top drama in total viewers and 18-49s.

“The Millers” (Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.)
Lead-ins still matter: “Millers,” which airs behind “Bang,” was CBS’s No. 3 show in 18-49s and did well among the 25-54s the network targets.

Most troubled returning show: “2 Broke Girls” (Mondays at 8 p.m.)
Heading into its fourth season, the comedy’s ratings are down sharply and CBS is benching it until October in favor of “Bang.”

Top new show: “NCIS: New Orleans” (Tuesdays at 9 p.m.)
This spinoff of the network’s hit “NCIS” is expected to draw big numbers among total viewers and compete for first in its timeslot in the key demos.

New show most likely to be canceled: “The McCarthys” (Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.)
The sitcom’s lead-in, “Two and a Half Men,” is in its last, low-rated season. It won’t do well enough to boost the bland “McCarthys.”

Most improved timeslot
CBS moved “NCIS: Los Angeles” from Tuesdays at 9 p.m. to Mondays at 10 p.m., an hour where it struggled mightily last season. “LA” will be a huge upgrade in the hour.

The prediction
With a boost from the NFL and several solid-looking new shows, CBS will have a better season and will finish second among 18-49s.

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/for...a-better-year/[/QUOTE]


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
dad1153 is offline  
post #96847 of 96851 Old Today, 12:27 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
dad1153's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 35,552
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)
Liked: 170
Critic's Notes/Business Notes
NFL should be rattled by Budweiser statement
By Nancy Armour, USA Today - Sep. 16, 2014

Now the NFL has real trouble on its hands.

Fed up with the league's woeful inconsistencies on domestic violence and its belligerent insistence on protecting misbehaving players, Anheuser-Busch took the NFL to task on Tuesday. No, it didn't say it was pulling its $1.2 billion, six-year contract – yet.

But it doesn't take a marketing genius to see what's down the road if the NFL doesn't get its act together. And fast.

BREAKING NEWS: Vikings deactivate Adrian Peterson indefinitely
Anheuser-Busch: Deep concern of NFL handling of abuse cases

Already, Radisson has temporarily cut ties to the Minnesota Vikings following general manager Rick Spielman's inept statement Monday that star running back Adrian Peterson was simply "disciplining a child" when he left welts and bruises on his young son's body that resulted in an indictment on charges of child abuse.

"We are disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season. We are not yet satisfied with the league's handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code," Anheuser-Busch said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports.

"We have shared our concerns and expectations with the league."

With a mere three sentences, the beer maker managed to do what that ugly Ray Rice video and the sickening photos of the injuries to Peterson's son could not. The fear of ticking off big-money sponsors is what keeps Roger Goodell awake at night, and if he and the NFL owners don't get now that coddling players accused of beating their wives and children is unacceptable, they never will.

"We understand," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement. "We are taking action and there will be much more to come."

Anheuser-Busch is one of the league's largest sponsors, spending $149 million just on Super Bowl commercials from 2009-13, according to Adweek. It is also a local sponsor of more than three-quarters of the 32 teams. That's hardly pocket change, even in a league that generates more than $9 billion a year.

Remember when Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban predicted a few months ago that the NFL was due for an "implosion" in the next 10 years? Take away Budweiser and Bud Light, and it would be more like two or three.

"The implications of that, in terms of the investment, not to exaggerate but it would be staggering over the years," said Chris Cakebread, a Boston University professor who specializes in sports advertising. "It would be a very, very difficult process for the league to replace that because there just aren't that many brands that have that kind of money.

"They were probably waiting for everything to blow over," Cakebread added. "This is not blowing over."

The NFL has made some moves to address its shortcomings on domestic violence. In addition to tougher penalties, Goodell announced Monday that he had expanded the role of one female vice president and was adding three women to help advise him on the issue.

On Tuesday, he announced the addition of another female executive, Cynthia C. Hogan, who will be the league's senior vice president of public policy and government affairs.

But the San Francisco 49ers have stubbornly stood by Ray McDonald, who is facing domestic assault charges. The Vikings originally reinstated Peterson, though they reversed course Wednesday by deactivating him. Greg Hardy, who was convicted by a judge of domestic assault and is now awaiting a jury trial, could return to the Carolina Panthers this week after sitting out last weekend.

Goodell and the teams claim they're waiting for legal proceedings to be resolved, but that's just another excuse. Employers suspend or discipline employees accused of wrongdoing all the time – often for offenses far less serious than this.

No, the NFL assumed it could weather the fallout just as it has the bad publicity from the concussion crisis. Former players are dying at an alarming rate from brain trauma suffered during their careers, and it hasn't even put a dent in the NFL's bottom line.

But shrugging your shoulders at players who beat women and children isn't just reprehensible, it's bad math.

About 45% of the NFL's fan base is female, according to an NFL-commissioned report last year by C. Keith Harrison, an associate professor at the University of Central Florida. Citing another study, Harrison also said women influence 85% of purchasing decisions related to disposable income.

In other words, all those women the NFL panders to with pink apparel in October spend a lot of money the other 11 months out of the year, too.

"It's not just a bunch of old guys drinking beer in their man caves. You've got a sizeable portion of women," Cakebread said. "Advertisers are really reluctant to lose that, and they're being very conscious in their reaction."

In other words, money talks. The NFL had better be listening.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...rson/15728397/


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
dad1153 is offline  
post #96848 of 96851 Old Today, 12:34 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
dad1153's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 35,552
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)
Liked: 170
Nielsen Notes (Cable)
Elisabeth Hasselbeck Thriving on Fox News’ ‘Fox & Friends’
By Rick Kissell, Variety.com - Sep. 16, 2014

While “The View” undergoes an extreme makeover, one of its former cast members — Elisabeth Hasselbeck — is thriving on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.”

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Hasselbeck joining the morning program, which is outdrawing the combined tune in of its CNN and MSNBC competitors.

According to Nielsen estimates for August, “Fox & Friends” averaged 973,000 total viewers from 6 to 9 a.m., well ahead of CNN’s “New Day” (388,000) and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” (339,000). The Fox show was also up 7% vs. last August in the key news demo of adults 25-54 (248,000), beating the combined totals of “New Day” (133,000) and “Morning Joe” (80,000).

For the third quarter to date in all of cable for the 6-9 a.m. timeslot, “Fox & Friends” maintains its No. 1 position in total viewers. It has also vaulted to fourth place in adults 25-54, up from eighth in August 2013.

Hasselbeck replaced Gretchen Carlson on “Fox & Friends” last September, and co-hosts the program weekdays with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade.

She had been a regular member of “The View” panel for nearly 10 years (from November 2003 to July 2013), usually presenting a conservative viewpoint.

http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/eliz...ds-1201306933/


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
dad1153 is offline  
post #96849 of 96851 Old Today, 12:48 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
dad1153's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 35,552
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)
Liked: 170
TV Notes
On The Air Tonight
WEDNESDAY Network Primetime/Late Night Options
(All shows are in HD unless noted; start times are ET. Network late night shows are preceded by late local news)

ABC:
8PM - The Middle
(R - May 21)
8:30PM - The Goldbergs
(R - May 13)
9PM - Modern Family
(R - May 14)
9:31PM - Modern Family
(R - May 21)
10PM - Nashville
(R - May 14)
* * * *
11:35PM - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Ty Burrell; TV personality Len Goodman; Paolo Nutini performs)
12:37AM - Nightline

CBS:
8PM - Big Brother (LIVE)
9PM - Criminal Minds
(R - May 14)
10PM - Extant (Season Finale)
* * * *
11:35PM - Late Show with David Letterman (Michael Cera; dock diving dogs; Lyle Lovett performs)
(R - Aug. 25)
12:37AM - Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Paul Reiser; Aimee Garcia)

NBC:
8PM - America's Got Talent (Season Finale, 120 min., LIVE)
10:01PM - The Mysteries of Laura (Series Premiere)
* * * *
11:34PM - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Liam Neeson; director/screenwriter Terry Gilliam; Tim McGraw performs)
12:36AM - Late Night with Seth Meyers (Tina Fey; Adam Pally; Grouplove performs)
1:36AM - Last Call with Carson Daly (Comic Marc Maron; Kaiser Chiefs perform; singer-songwriter Chuck E. Weiss)
(R - May 7)

FOX:
8PM - Hell's Kitchen (Season Finale)
9PM - Red Band Society (Series Premiere)

PBS:
(check your local listing for starting time/programming)
8PM - The Roosevelts: An Intimate History - The Storm (1920-1933) (120 min.)
10PM - The Roosevelts: An Intimate History - The Storm (1920-1933) (120 min.)
(R)

UNIVISION:
8PM - Mi Corazón Es Tuyo
9PM - Hasta El Final del Mundo
10PM - La Malquerida

THE CW:
8PM - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
9PM - The 100
(R - Jun. 11)

TELEMUNDO:
8PM - Reina De Corazones
9PM - En Otra Piel
10PM - El Señor de los Cielos

COMEDY CENTRAL:
11PM - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Professor and author Zephyr Teachout)
11:31PM - The Colbert Report (Viggo Mortensen)
12:01AM - At Midnight (Adam Cayton-Holland; Nate Bergatze; Beth Stelling)
12:31AM - The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

TBS:
11PM - Conan (Marisa Tomei; comic Jim Jefferies; band Old Crow Medicine Show)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
dad1153 is offline  
post #96850 of 96851 Old Today, 12:54 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
dad1153's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 35,552
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)
Liked: 170
TV Notes
Netflix orders two seasons of the Judd Apatow comedy 'Love'
By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times - Sep. 16, 2014

Netflix is showing Judd Apatow some "Love."

The online streaming service has ordered two seasons of "Love," a half-hour comedy created and written by Apatow, Lesley Arfin and Paul Rust.

The series follows a couple, played by Rust and Gillian Jacobs of "Community," "as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid," according to Netflix.

“Judd Apatow has a unique comedic voice that manages to be delightful, insightful, and shockingly frank -- often at the same time,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos in a press release. “Together with Paul and Lesley, he’s bringing a whole new level of agony and ecstasy to this modern day comedy of manners.”

It is the latest romantic comedy venture from Apatow, the writer-director-producer who's explored contemporary relationships in films including "This Is 40" and "Knocked Up." He is also executive producer of the Lena Dunham series "Girls," which airs on HBO, one of Netflix's primary rivals in the prestige-TV business.

Arfin is a former staff writer on that show and came under fire for her response to criticism of its lack of racial diversity. She was also a writer and producer on the MTV series "Awkward" and the Fox sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

Rust's writing credits include the fourth season of "Arrested Development" on Netflix and "Comedy Bang! Bang!" on IFC. As an actor, he has appeared in "Inglorious Basterds," "I Love You, Beth Cooper" and "Super Fun Night."

"Love" will have 10 episodes in 2016 and 12 the following year. It is produced by Legendary Television and Apatow Productions.

Netflix, which has had remarkable success with one-hour series including the political drama "House of Cards" and the prison dramedy "Orange Is the New Black," has recently begun to push more aggressively into original comedy. On the slate for 2015 is "Grace and Frankie," starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two rivals thrust together unexpectedly when their husbands become romantically involved.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...916-story.html


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
dad1153 is offline  
post #96851 of 96851 Old Today, 12:58 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
dad1153's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 35,552
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)
Liked: 170
TV Review
'The Mysteries of Laura'
Debra Messing plays a detective and is the key to police drama that tries to add sitcom elements
By David Hinckley, New York Daily News - Sep. 16, 2014

Debra Messing’s new police drama battles valiantly against one of the stiffest artistic challenges of the the fall season.

“The Mysteries of Laura” seeks to marry a procedural to a sitcom, and while many police dramas have incorporated humor — hello, “Castle” — few have given their sitcom side the airtime it gets here.

Keeping the two parts of the story from stepping on each other presents a challenge that creator Jeff Flake meets some of the time.

Happily, he’s got a strong weapon in Messing.

She plays Laura Diamond, an NYPD detective with the kind of quirky, brilliant mind we’ve seen back to Columbo and see today with, say, Sherlock.

She has no use for a dress code, nutrition guidelines or most other behavioral norms. She has no hesitation about shooting a suspect in the head when his hostage’s head is only six inches away.

She also has twin boys, 4, who behave as if they were raised by wolves, only with opposable thumbs. Her efforts to tame them have been undermined by her husband Jake (Josh Lucas), whom she is divorcing for other reasons.

So for half her life she’s an overscheduled Mom trying to keep at least one wheel on the road, and for the other half she’s solving a crime of the week.

Messing is most agreeable, hitting her comedy marks and credible as supercop. Her partner Billy (Laz Alonso) soon becomes an intriguing character on his own.

Now the show has to make all the laughs and the cop stuff work together, which will take time. It also can’t just show the twins being obnoxiously awful, because a little of that goes a long way.

In the end, it wants to hitch its wagon to Laura.

'The Mysteries of Laura'
Network/Air Date: NBC, Wednesday at 10 p.m.
Rating: ★★★ (out of five)


http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...icle-1.1941921


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
dad1153 is offline  
post #96852 of 96851 Old Today, 01:03 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
dad1153's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 35,552
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)
Liked: 170
TV Review
‘Red Band Society’: Too much sentiment could be fatal
By Matthew Gilbert, Boston Globe - Sep. 16, 2014

This new young-adult Fox series is certainly going to divide audiences. For one thing, it tends to romanticize being young and sick. “Red Band Society” is set in a light-filled pediatric hospital ward whose large poster-filled rooms look like dorm caves, where half a dozen teens with serious illnesses flirt, party, and sneak off campus. (Cough, medical marijuana, cough.) And no one, including Octavia Spencer’s fierce boss Nurse Jackson and Dave Annable’s McDreamy Dr. McAndrew, really minds because, well, the kids aren’t all right healthwise.

One boy, Charlie (Griffin Gluck), is in a coma, but his thinking is perky and funny as he provides the voiceover narration. “This is me talking to you from a coma,” he says at the start of the premiere Wednesday night at 9. “Deal with it.” Comas, it seems, might be kind of a cool space.

And the show, adapted from a Spanish series by executive producer Steven Spielberg, can be unabashedly manipulative. You can’t be surprised when a sappy montage starts rolling along to the ethereal moanings of Coldplay; the show comes directly out of the tear-jerker tradition of movies such as “Love Story,” “Dying Young,” and, most obviously, “The Fault in Our Stars.” There’s no question: It is trying to break your heart.

But then, what can I say? It does break your heart, to some extent, if you’re willing to let go of your cynicism for an hour. Over the decades, we’ve seen plenty of teen material on TV. Long before the book world fell deeply in love with Young Adult fiction, TV was all over the YA experience, with entire networks, including MTV, ABC Family, and the CW, devoted to questions of sexuality, bullying, depression, alcohol, drugs, and parental divorce. ABC’s “My So-Called Life” from 1994 remains a benchmark of all YA stories. “Red Band Society” is just another prettied-up TV YA tale, but with issues of mortality wound into it. The kids are coming of age and facing the usual conflicts, but the present threat of death makes it all seem a bit more high-stakes and poignant.

I’m not going to hold the illness theme against the show, though I will defect if the sentimentality becomes overplayed and cloying. The idea of anyone, kids or adults, putting on a brave front in the face of suffering can be very powerful, but not if we get our faces rubbed in it.

The premiere does a quick job of introducing each character in the ward, including a heartless mean girl cheerleader named Kara (Zoe Levin) who is stricken with heart failure and now waiting for a transplant. I’m hoping each of the patients will become more specific and layered after the pilot, which, like so many pilots, tries to accomplish too much too quickly; unfortunately, Fox provided critics with only one episode. Some of the actors are likable and promising, particularly Charlie Rowe as the rebellious but soulful Leo and Nolan Sotillo as his roommate, the quiet newcomer Jordi. Both of these characters have bone cancer, and their bond has great dramatic potential.

And Spencer is a rich no-nonsense presence, with her “Scary Bitch” coffee mug and the way she refers to Kara as “Rosemary’s Baby.” Let’s hope the writers make her into more than just a godsend with a heart of gold. The kids deserve better, and so do we.

'Red Band Society'
Network: Fox
Show date: Wednesday
Show time: 9-10 p.m.


http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/tele...0GK/story.html


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
dad1153 is offline  
post #96853 of 96851 Old Today, 01:07 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
dad1153's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 35,552
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)
Liked: 170
TV Sports
CBS: Rihanna out of NFL "Thursday Night Football" telecast
By CBSNews.com Staff - Sep. 16, 2014

CBS and Rihanna are splitting up after more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal.

The network said Tuesday it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna's voice out of its Thursday night NFL telecasts -- after the singer issued a profane tweet about it.

A portion of Jay Z's "Run This Town" featuring Rihanna was cut from last Thursday's game because CBS was covering the controversy over Rice's assault of his then-fiancee. CBS planned to use the song Thursday and for the rest of the season, but Rihanna objected to that in a tweet sent to her 37 million followers.

"CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday? NO, F*** you! Y'all are sad for penalizing me for this," she wrote.

She followed that up with another message: "The audacity..."

CBS issued a statement saying that it was "moving in a different direction" with different theme music.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cbs-riha...ball-telecast/


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
dad1153 is offline  
post #96854 of 96851 Old Today, 04:00 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Nayan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 2,409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Liked: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by dad1153 View Post

FOX:
8PM - Hell's Kitchen (Season Finale)
Wow, that was a very short run

I'm a 'hooker' and a knitter. I guess that makes me bi-stitchual :).
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Nayan is online now  
Reply HDTV Programming

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off