Jon Gabrus Gets
Catch It on TruTV Monday!
From TV Grapevine
truTV's brand new series
Hair Jacked will have you looking over your shoulder the
next time you go into the hair salon for a trim.
In this hilarious ambush game show, host Jon Gabrus (CollegeHumor
Originals, MTV's "The Substitute") and his gang of
accomplices take over a real, working hair salon. They
then proceed to ambush unsuspecting clients with a bunch
of lively, twisted pop-culture games. While stylists
shape up their 'do, contestants compete for up to
$10,000. But they better be careful: one wrong move and
someone might get hair jacked, sending them home with
the most outrageous haircut of their life.
"Hair Jacked" plays on truTV Monday night at 8p ET with
a nightcap at 8:30p ET.
Starts Somewhere Else
CBS Wins on Its Final TNF Game
From The Futon Critic
CBS (14.639 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) was the top draw on Thursday
with its final week of the now NFL Network only editions
of "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (12.259 million
viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2) and "Thursday Night
Football" (15.114 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49:
ABC (9.489 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2)
then claimed the silver with originals from "Grey's
Anatomy" (8.602 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5,
#5), "Scandal" (9.999 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
3.0, #T3) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (9.866
million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T3).
Next up was NBC (4.174 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 1.1, #3) with its mix of "The Biggest Loser"
(4.660 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6),
"Bad Judge" (4.329 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49:
1.0, #8), "A to Z" (3.220 million viewers, #11; adults
18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "Parenthood" (4.087 million
viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).
Meanwhile, FOX (3.882 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
0.8, #4) was out of the hunt with a repeat "Bones"
(4.271 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and
a new "Gracepoint" (3.494 million viewers, #10; adults
18-49: 0.8, #T11).
And finally, new episodes of "The Vampire Diaries"
(1.653 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11)
and "Reign" (1.353 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49:
0.5, #13) on The CW (1.503 million viewers, #5; adults
18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening.
On cable, "Project Runway" signed off for the season
with 2.629 million. Afterwards, the premiere of "Project
Runway: Threads" cut in half with 1.222 million. "Beat
Bobby Flay" had 944,000. "Snack-Off" also signed off
TV by the Numbers
Awkward Awesome Week
Survivor Takes Over Instagram
10/29, Race 10/31
From The Futon Critic
CBS stars from all 21
primetime entertainment series will get social when they
take fans behind the scenes of their favorite television
shows during the week-long #CBSInstagramTakeover on
Monday, Oct. 27 - Sunday, Nov. 2. All week, stars and
producers will post exclusive photos and videos from set
on the day their series air. The star(s) who will take
over their show account will be revealed via their
series' Instagram handle the morning of their takeover.
In addition to Instagram, fans can follow along on the
series' Facebook pages and CBS.com.
"One of the best ways for the audience to experience a
show is through the eyes of its stars," said Chris
Ender, Executive Vice President, Communications, CBS.
"This Instagram campaign captures a week of CBS
primetime as artists release photos and videos from the
sets, just for the fans."
The #CBSInstagramTakeover event marks the first time a
broadcast network has launched a week-long Instagram
takeover. This will be CBS's eighth week-long social
media event; the first was #CBSTweetWeek, held in April
Following is the schedule for the series participating
in the #CBSInstagramTakeover, as well as their
respective Instagram handles:
Wednesday, Oct. 29:
SURVIVOR @Officialsurvivor_cbs http://instagram.com/Officialsurvivor_cbs
Friday, Oct. 31:
THE AMAZING RACE @theamazingrace_cbs http://instagram.com/theamazingrace_cbs
Happy Friday Lightning Round
... or "A Big Voice"
- PROGRAMMING NOTE:
"The Voice" gets an extra hour Tuesday (The
- FULLY LOADED:
"Dancing with the Stars" one of September's most searched
by the Numbers)
- PROGRAMMING NOTE #2:
Mark your calendars: James Corden's "Late Late Show" starts
March 9 (Hutchinson
- Here comes Zombie Boo Boo (Variety)
Sing Me a Deal
LMAD Gets Musical November 13
From WUSA Washington
LET'S MAKE A DEAL new
all-musical themed show on Thursday, November 13.
Program makes history after being the first game show to
ever be nominated and win an Emmy Award for 'Best
One talented trader sweeps up the cash with his singing
skill and another trading duo features a married couple
of rapping pastors.
LET'S MAKE A DEAL celebrates the show's first-ever Emmy
Award win for 'Best Original Song' (30,000 Reasons to
Love Me) with a brand new all-musical themed episode
Thursday, November 13 on CBS.
Each act will feature a different style of music and
varying levels of vocal skills. Host Wayne Brady,
Announcer Jonathan Mangum and traders will show off
their musical talent in numbers performed throughout the
Moving On Up
LMAD, TPIR Go Up Year to Year
From TV by the Numbers
CBS daytime game shows LET'S
MAKE A DEAL and THE PRICE IS RIGHT posted year-to-year
increases in viewers, according to Nielsen live plus
same day ratings for the week ending Oct. 19.
LET'S MAKE A DEAL 1 was up +7% (2.99m from 2.80m), while
LET'S MAKE A DEAL 2 was up +6% (3.46m from 3.26m) from
the comparable week a year ago.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 was up +7% (4.89m from 4.56m) and
THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 gained +7% in both viewers (5.72m
from 5.33) and women 25-54 (1.5 from 1.4), while also
posting a +10% increase in women 18-49 (1.1 from 1.0)
from the same week last year.
by the Numbers
Wednesday: Royals Even
Fox Takes the Night with World
Series, CBS Remains in the Loop
From The Futon Critic
FOX (11.127 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) took home top honors on
Wednesday with its presentation of the "World Series,
Game 2" (11.127 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9,
CBS (8.753 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2)
then had to settle for second place with its lineup of
"Survivor: San Juan del Sur" (9.111 million viewers, #4;
adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5), "Criminal Minds" (9.829 million
viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #4) and "Stalker" (7.319
million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8).
Sharing the silver was ABC (7.168 million viewers, #4;
adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) and its mix of "The Middle"
(7.228 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "The
Goldbergs" (6.982 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49:
2.2, #T5), "Modern Family" (9.972 million viewers, #2;
adults 18-49: 3.3, #1), "Black-ish" (8.013 million
viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and "Nashville"
(5.405 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11).
Meanwhile, NBC (7.374 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
1.5, #4) offered up originals from "The Mysteries of
Laura" (8.070 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3,
#12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.228 million
viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9) and "Chicago PD"
(6.826 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10).
And finally, a new "Arrow" (2.503 million viewers, #13;
adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and the return of "The 100"
(1.563 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14)
closed out the evening on The CW (2.033 million viewers,
#5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).
Bravo's "Top Chef" reined in 980,000, while "Cutthroat
Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage" won the night on cable game
shows with 1.233 million. "The Ultimate Fighter" gave
Fox Sports 1 509,000.
TV by the Numbers
Mel Giedroyc Is
"British Bake-Off" Co-Host to
Helm Sky1's New Quiz
From Digital Spy
Mel Giedroyc has been named
as the host of Sky1 quiz show Relatively Clever.
The Great British Bake Off co-host will head up the
program, which "pits families against each other" in a
test of intelligence, trivia and family dynamics.
"I'm very excited to be working on new Sky1 quiz show
Relatively Clever," said Giedroyc.
"Everyone loves a quiz and it'll be great to see the
families working together, putting their general
knowledge and unashamed shrewdness to the test as they
battle it out for the Relatively Clever trophy."
The seven-part series will air on the channel in 2015
and is part of Sky1's priority investment into its 8pm
Sky1 channel director Adam MacDonald added: "We're
delighted that Mel is joining the channel as the face of
"It's an intelligent, entertaining quiz - and a family
affair, with plenty of opportunity for Sky1 customers to
play along at home."
Relatively Clever is produced by John Stanley
Productions with international distribution from Sky
After forming the Mel & Sue comedy duo with Sue Perkins
in the 1990s, Giedroyc has fronted several solo projects
in recent years, hosting Channel 4's new daytime series
Draw It! last summer.
In August, it was reported that Mel & Sue will front a
new daytime talk show on ITV following their Bake Off
The News Hub
Plans for a Hub
Center for International
"Hounds" Productions Planned
Gogglebox Entertainment has
constructed a production hub in Lithuania and is eying a
base in South America after securing a slew of
international sales for horror gameshow Release The
The format, in which contestants must complete a series
of terrifying night-time challenges in a forest before
escaping a pack of dogs, has been picked up by
broadcasters in Russia, Netherlands, Peru and Lithuania.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT)- backed Gogglebox
partnered with Paprika Latino, part of European
broadcaster MTG, to build a dedicated set in a square
mile of Lithuanian forest. This was used to film the
Swedish and Danish versions of the show and will now
provide the setting for the Lithuanian and Russian
The UK version was filmed at a separate Hampshire
Gogglebox co-founder Mat Steiner said creating the
European hub resulted in editorial and logistical
“If you can get it right, the turn-key solution is a
brilliant model. From an editorial point of view, it
helps to ensure an exceptionally high level of quality
and it also means we only have to train a single pack of
dogs,” he added.
Economies of scale have also allowed Gogglebox to be
more flexible when negotiating the price of format deals
with broadcasters and producers.
Producer Paprika Latino has finished filming a
Lithuanian version for MTG-owned broadcaster TV3, with
Gogglebox consulting throughout the production process.
The SPT indie will provide the same support to Russia’s
Peretz TV and other production partners in the future.
Filming has now taken a break for winter and the
production hub will open again early next year.
A Peruvian version for America TV could be shot in South
America if Steiner can “hit a tipping point and secure
two or three more broadcasters”.
The same location could also provide the setting for a
Gogglebox is in negotiations with US network Fox over a
full series of Release The Hounds, although Steiner
declined to comment on the progress of the talks.
He said the show was a “Venn diagram” of horror, comedy
“It’s not often that people discover a new way to do a
particular genre. We have taken the horror genre and
turned it into an entertainment format, securing nine
international sales less than 12 months after airing a
one-off Halloween special on ITV2,” Steiner explained.
The indie is also considering developing a Release The
Hounds mobile game, in which users take part in some of
the challenges from the show, after it proved popular on
NZ, Get Ready to
Report: "University Challenge"
Twenty-five years since last
on New Zealand television, University Challenge, the
general knowledge contest among New Zealand
universities, is set for a return next month with a
brand new series screening on Prime.
Executive Producer Tom Conroy is confident the time is
right for the show’s re-introduction given the current
popularity of quiz shows. "Essentially it’s the same
format as first time round though today’s version is
more relaxed and viewer friendly as we want folk at home
to be able to answer some of the questions yet admire
the level of knowledge the students exhibit. However,
traditionalists will still be able to enjoy all the
regular features like the split-screen contest for the
‘starter for 10’."
The round-robin competition followed by semis and a
final were recorded over 31 episodes with Conroy
impressed with the talent on display. "The students
really got into the spirit of the event, creating their
own fun yet keeping a competitive edge."
An agreement for Prime to broadcast the show ensures the
programme will have a great chance to prove itself
nationwide. "Market research told us that Prime would be
the best fit for the student audience and their families
so we were delighted they picked up the show and have
been so supportive," said Conroy.
While the exact dates and times are yet to be confirmed,
University Challenge is coming to Prime in November.
Keep an eye out on the Prime Facebook page
www.facebook.com/PrimeTV for broadcast details.
Ready Set Renewed
Drew Arellano Hosts Season 2
of "Ready Set Laban"
From Manila Standard Today
Following the success of the
first season, Bonakid Pre-School’s Ready Set Laban is
back with an even bigger action-packed game show for
moms and kids.
After hitting the airwaves and receiving the prestigious
Anak TV Seal Award, GMA and Bonakid Pre-School have
renewed their partnership, with the addition of Drew
Arellano as the host of the much-anticipated TV show.
“Drew is one of the most sought after hosts under GMA 7.
He’s very energetic and enthusiastic, which is perfect
for a fun and lively game show like Ready Set Laban,”
says Claudine Serrano, Product manager of Bonakid
Arellano also expressed his excitement for the show. “A
lot of people have asked me what’s on my wish list. I
always say I want to host a show with kids!” The
energetic actor is finally having his wish fulfilled as
he steps in to host the second season of Bonakid
Pre-School’s Ready Set Laban. “I enjoy the company of
kids because they have so much energy! In fact, I’m also
like a kid!” he adds.
The challenges, based on popular Filipino games, will
challenge kids’ strength, energy, and resilience, to
bring out the “Batang May Laban” in them.
Joining Drew to host the eight-episode-season are
celebrity mommies: Julia Clarete, Ruby Rodriguez, Nina
Ricci Alagao, and Donita Rose. “The moms on the show
have a very significant role. I’m excited to be sharing
my hosting duties with these four lovely moms,” adds
MTV Signs On a Broke
A$$ Game Show
Catch It in 2015
From TV Line
MTV is amping up its 2015
schedule with two new unscripted series.
First up is Broke A$$ Game Show, a half-hour competition
in which random New York City street-walkers are forced
into cheap competitions for cold, hard cash. Hosted by
David Magidoff (Veronica Mars) and Derek Gaines, Game
Show has been ordered for eight 30-minute episodes.
Also on the docket is a docu-series that follows
choreographer/singer/dancer/actor/YouTuber Todrick Hall
and his troupe of “creative collaborators.” Ordered for
eight 30-minute episodes, Todrick will follow Hall’s
crew as they “write, choreograph, style, and direct
full-scale productions weekly – all while balancing side
jobs to pay the bills.”
Hall first rose to fame as a semifinalist on Season 9 of
American Idol, and has since made a name for himself
with song-and-dance productions including a Virgin
Airlines flight-safety video and an eye-popping Glee
The Hollywood Reporter
Los Angeles Times
TV by the Numbers
The Futon Critic
Thursday Lightning Round
... or "One Year"
- The Amazing Jonathan:
"I have a year to live" (Las
- BRUTALLY HONEST REVIEW:
"The Apprentice UK" (The
- Taylor Swift cuts a
promo for "The Voice" (Today)
- CASTING COUCH:
Wheelmobile is rolling into Tucson (KGUN
- A FEW GOOD MINUTES
with Bradley Walsh (Hull
Daily Mail) and Noel Edmonds (STV)
New Twist in Season 8 Welcomes
From The Futon Critic
Syfy confirmed today that
the critically-acclaimed reality competition series Face
Off - the channel's most watched unscripted series -
will return on Tuesday, January 13 at 9PM for an
action-packed eighth season themed "Return of the
Champions." In a twist on the show's traditional format,
three former champions, Rayce Bird (Season 2), Anthony
Kosar (Season 4) and Laura Tyler (Season 5), will return
in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who
they will coach throughout the season.
Season 8 will also feature the full-time return of
fan-favorite and Academy Award-winning judge, Ve Neill,
who recently wrapped work on The Hunger Games franchise.
After an exciting and high-stakes season of competition
highlighted by themes of life and death, three artists
remain in the fight for the title of Season 7 Face Off
champion - Cig Neutron of Los Angeles, CA by way of New
Castle, IN; Drew Talbot of Pittsburgh, PA by way of Wood
River, IL; and Dina Cimarusti of Chicago, IL. For their
final challenge, they will each create a pair of
knights, one representing life and one representing
death that will have to withstand the trials of battle.
The Season 7 finale of Face Off airs Tuesday, October 28
at 9PM ET/PT on Syfy.
The Hollywood Reporter
TV by the Numbers
Tuesday: Giants Up, 1-0
Fox Wins Night on World Series
From The Futon Critic
FOX (10.679 million viewers,
#2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) pulled into the top spot on
Tuesday thanks to its coverage of the "World Series,
Game 1" (10.679 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.9,
NBC (8.137 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2)
then had to settle for second place with its mix of "The
Voice" (11.498 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1,
#1), "Marry Me" (6.071 million viewers, #7; adults
18-49: 1.9, #T5), "About a Boy" (4.888 million viewers,
#8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and "Chicago Fire" (7.433
million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5).
Next up was CBS (14.001 million viewers, #1; adults
18-49: 2.1, #3) and its lineup of "NCIS" (16.878 million
viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T3), "NCIS: New
Orleans" (15.866 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4,
#T3) and "Person of Interest" (9.259 million viewers,
#5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7).
Meanwhile, ABC (4.107 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
1.2, #4) offered up originals from "Selfie" (3.811
million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12),
"Manhattan Love Story" (2.652 million viewers, #13;
adults 18-49: 0.7, #14), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD"
(4.290 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7) and
"Forever" (4.800 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2,
And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (3.381 million
viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and "Supernatural"
(2.100 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) on
CW (2.741 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5)
closed out the night.
"Ink Master" and "Chopped"
were at a dead heat with 1.432 million and 1.434 million
respectively. "Face Off's" penultimate episode for
season 7 had 1.257 million.
TV by the Numbers
Bring On the Men
Catch "TPIR Male Model Search"
on PriceIsRight.com October 27
From USA Today
Erik, Kevin, Brad and 27
other guys, Come on down! Yes, come on down to a Price
Is Right online competition that will lead to a one-week
modeling gig on the classic CBS game show (weekdays, 11
a.m. ET/10 a.m. PT).
Starting Oct. 27, 30 men will compete for a slot
alongside Price’s famous female models in a
five-episode, reality-style, web elimination series (www.priceisright.com)
that sounds like something out of one of those
scholarship pageants: The contest is described as going
“beyond … good looks and a winning six-pack (to gauge)
sense of humor, charisma and the ability to think on
The taped webisodes, according to details first provided
to USA TODAY, will include scenes from an initial
audition round in Los Angeles (no spinning red chairs or
“You’re going to Hollywood,” since they’re pretty much
already there); an interview and test of Price knowledge
with The Insider’s Keltie Knight (Know your Plinko!); a
Showcase round test with Price model Rachel Reynolds
(Let’s see those hand gestures, gentlemen); and a cold
read of a soap scene with two CBS daytime stars (Watch
out for any evil twins!). A new online episode will
premiere each Monday for five weeks.
Price executive producer Mike Richards and actress and
former Miss USA Shanna Moakler will anchor a judging
panel that also will feature CBS soap stars, Price
models (Reynolds, Manuela Arbelaez, Amber Lancaster and
Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith) and the show’s first male
model, Rob Wilson.
After the judges make their eliminations, the three
finalists from the nationwide search will appear on CBS’
The Talk on Dec. 1, with fans then getting the chance to
cast their online votes. The winner will be announced on
Price on Dec. 8 and modeling duties will begin on Dec.
Soap Opera Network
Wednesday Lightning Round
... or "We Stand With Ottawa"
Syndies: Week 3 - The
Feud Leads the Henhouse
Results for the Week Ending
Debmar-Mercury’s Family Feud
led all of first-run syndication among daytime's key
demographic of women 25-54 for the first time in the
week ended Oct. 12. The game show improved 42% to hit a
3.0 in the demo, according to Nielsen Media Research.
That topped CTD’s Judge Judy, which came in second place
overall in the demo at a 2.9, followed by CTD’s Wheel of
Fortune in third place at a 2.1.
Among the rookies, CTD’s Hot Bench, NBCU’s Meredith
Vieira and Debmar-Mercury’s Celebrity Name Game all
showed slight gains for the week.
Celebrity Name Game, cleared often in access in top
markets, gained 9% to a 1.2 in households, although it
dropped 25% in the demo to a 0.6.
Among the games, Wheel of Fortune fell 2% from the
previous session to a 6.4 in households, but was even
with the same week last year. CTD’s Jeopardy! declined
3% to a 6.2, but improved 5% from last year. Family Feud
was flat among households for the week at a 5.8, but up
35% from last year. Disney-ABC’s Who Wants to be a
Millionaire with new host Terry Crews faded 5% to a 2.0
in its fifth week and declined 10% from last year at
TV by the Numbers
Monday: Something for
NBC Wins Young, ABC Wins Old
From The Futon Critic
NBC (10.868 million viewers,
#2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) opened week five of the TV
season on top thanks to new episodes of "The Voice"
(11.615 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) and
"The Blacklist" (9.373 million viewers, #5; adults
18-49: 2.4, #T3).
CBS (10.520 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2)
then took home the silver with its mix of "The Big Bang
Theory" (15.645 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4,
#1), the return of "The Millers" (9.134 million viewers,
#7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5), "Scorpion" (10.523 million
viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T3) and "NCIS: Los
Angeles" (8.648 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7,
Next up was FOX (5.493 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 2.0, #3) with originals from "Gotham" (5.990
million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5) and "Sleepy
Hollow" (4.996 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8,
Meanwhile, ABC (11.592 million viewers, #1; adults
18-49: 1.9, #4) offered up fresh installments of
"Dancing with the Stars" (12.743 million viewers, #2;
adults 18-49: 2.0, #7) and "Castle" (9.292 million
viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #10).
And finally, new episodes of "The Originals" (1.542
million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and the
full-season-ordered"Jane the Virgin" (1.753 million
viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) on The CW (1.648
million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out
Weekend: The Eye and
CBS, ABC Split Friday
From The Futon Critic
ABC (6.097 million viewers,
#2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the demo champ on Friday
thanks to its mix of "Last Man Standing" (6.712 million
viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "Cristela" (5.968
million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Shark
Tank" (7.270 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1)
and "20/20" (4.682 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49:
CBS (8.720 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2)
then was a close second place with originals from "The
Amazing Race" (6.609 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49:
1.4, #2), "Hawaii Five-0" (9.137 million viewers, #2;
adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and "Blue Bloods" (10.415
million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).
Next up was NBC (4.761 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 1.0, #3) with encores of "Marry Me" (3.030
million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "About
a Boy" (2.653 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6,
#11) plus a new two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.722 million
viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).
Meanwhile, FOX (1.659 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
0.6, #4) served up a new "Utopia" (1.883 million
viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and a repeat "Gotham"
(1.436 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).
And finally, an encore of "Jane the Virgin" (1.271
million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and a new
"America's Next Top Model" (1.058 million viewers, #14;
adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) closed out the evening on The
CW (1.164 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).
Food Network's Sunday lineup fared...
- 8p: Guy's Grocery Games - 1.088 million
- 9p: Halloween Wars - 1.384 million
- 10p: Hungry Games (preview) - 963,000
- 10:30p: Cutthroat Kitchen - 954,000
TV by the Numbers
Tuesday Lightning Round
... or "Dancing with A Side Piece"
Genius in France
FremantleMedia Holds Korean
Format in French Territories
From C21 Media
FremantleMedia France has
optioned a reality gameshow format from Korean
broadcaster CJ Entertainment & Media.
The Genius Game places 13 celebrities, non-celebrities
and professionals in a mysterious mansion of
In each episode, they play a different game but it’s
their social interplay that determines who wins an
episode and is ‘safe.’ They then go on to the
‘death-match’ play-off with another player of their
FremantleMedia France holds the rights to the format in
French-speaking countries. In February, the format,
which first aired in 2012, was sold to a partner in
Monday Lightning Round
... or "To the World (Series)"
- Erin Andrews
is busy covering the World Series for Fox. Who do you
get to cohost? Stop at.... Leah Remini (E!)
- Ben Bailey trades the
"Cash Cab" in for a Tesla (AutoEvolution)
- Bradley Walsh isn't
going to let a little thing like "Family" get in the way of
his day job on "The Chase" (Digital
- VIDEO WALL: Can't...
- Donald Trump hints at
a presidential run. This is not a repeat from 2008, 2004, or
2000. (Spoiler alert: not gonna happen) (Mediaite)
- Is Tyra Banks taking
Chrissy Teigen to daytime with her in 2015? (TV
- Is GSN trying to deal
"High Stakes" back in? (Poker
- Joan Rivers' cause of
death may NEVER be known (TMZ)
- A FEW GOOD MINUTES
with Jonathan McCrea (TV3)
JOANNE BORGELLA: 1982-2014
Former "Idol", "Monique's Fat
Chance" Contestant Dies of Cancer
From News One
Plus size model and
‘American Idol’ alum Joanne Borgella has passed away at
the age of 32 after an intense battle with a rare form
of cancer, reports Plus Model Magazine.com.
Plus Model Magazine has more:
Joanne was the first winner of Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance
pageant as “Miss F.A.T.” in 2005 and a top 24 contestant
on the seventh season of American Idol. She was also a
cast member on Season 2 of Curvy Girls on NUVO TV. She
was signed to Wilhelmina Models.
Joanne was also featured in a plus size fashion
supplement feature in USA Today in April 2012 that we
also featured in our April 2014 issue on pages 55 – 73.
Borgella announced to her fans that she was battling
cancer in October, 2013. The beloved performer’s last
post on social media shows that she had faith that God
would make sure that she beat the disease:
Gooooood morning!! We are heading back to radiation
for 2 procedures!! God js [sic] with us!! I have lots to
fill you in on.. The presence of The Lord is here..
Prayers up!!! I love you guys #GodsGotThis #ThePowerofPrayer
Borgella's family broke the news on her Facebook
page Saturday ... saying the singer passed away around
5:45AM -- adding, "Her faith, courage and strength were
unshaken throughout every obstacle she encountered."
Last year, Joanne said her cancer was rare because it
had spread to her chest -- the family's post on Facebook
described it as endometrial cancer ... a form of cancer
that attacks the lining of the womb.
courtesy Fox43 WPMT
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