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Jon Gabrus Gets "Jacked"
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.

TV Grapevine

posted 10/24/14

Thursday: Football... 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: 4.8, #1).

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 with 568,000.

The Futon Critic
TV by the Numbers
Showbuzz Daily

posted 10/24/14

CBS' Socially 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 2011.

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

The Futon Critic

posted 10/24/14

Happy Friday Lightning Round
... or "A Big Voice"

  • PROGRAMMING NOTE: "The Voice" gets an extra hour Tuesday (The Futon Critic)
     
  • FULLY LOADED: "Dancing with the Stars" one of September's most searched shows (TV by the Numbers)
     
  • PROGRAMMING NOTE #2: Mark your calendars: James Corden's "Late Late Show" starts March 9 (Hutchinson News)
     
  • Here comes Zombie Boo Boo (Variety)

posted 10/24/14

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 Original Song.'

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 episode.

WUSA Washington

posted 10/23/14

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.

TV by the Numbers

posted 10/23/14

Wednesday: Royals Even It Up
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, #2).

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.

The Futon Critic
TV by the Numbers
Showbuzz Daily

posted 10/23/14

Mel Giedroyc Is "Relatively Clever"
"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 slot.

Sky1 channel director Adam MacDonald added: "We're delighted that Mel is joining the channel as the face of Relatively Clever.

"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 Vision.

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 success.

Digital Spy
The News Hub

posted 10/23/14

Gogglebox Releases Plans for a Hub
Center for International "Hounds" Productions Planned
From Broadcast
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 Hounds.

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 adaptations.

The UK version was filmed at a separate Hampshire location.

Gogglebox co-founder Mat Steiner said creating the European hub resulted in editorial and logistical benefits.

“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 US adaptation.

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 and gaming.

“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 social media.

Broadcast

posted 10/23/14

NZ, Get Ready to Challenge... Again
Report: "University Challenge" to Return
From Voxy
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.

Voxy

posted 10/23/14

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 Pre-School.

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 Drew.

Manila Standard Today

posted 10/23/14

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 audition.

TV Line
B&C
The Wrap
Multichannel News
The Hollywood Reporter
Eurweb
Los Angeles Times
TV by the Numbers
Deadline
The Futon Critic
RealScreen

posted 10/23/14

Thursday Lightning Round
... or "One Year"

  • The Amazing Jonathan: "I have a year to live" (Las Vegas Sun)
     
  • BRUTALLY HONEST REVIEW: "The Apprentice UK" (The Guardian)
     
  • Taylor Swift cuts a promo for "The Voice" (Today)
     
  • CASTING COUCH: Wheelmobile is rolling into Tucson (KGUN Tucson)
     
  • A FEW GOOD MINUTES with Bradley Walsh (Hull Daily Mail) and Noel Edmonds (STV)

posted 10/23/14

Face Lift
New Twist in Season 8 Welcomes Coaches
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 Futon Critic
The Hollywood Reporter
TV by the Numbers

posted 10/22/14

Tuesday: Giants Up, 1-0
Fox Wins Night on World Series Game 1
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, #2).

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, #11).

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.

The Futon Critic
TV by the Numbers
Showbuzz Daily

posted 10/22/14

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 their feet.”

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. 15.

USA Today
Soap Opera Network
Broadway World

posted 10/22/14

Wednesday Lightning Round
... or "We Stand With Ottawa"

posted 10/22/14

Syndies: Week 3 - The Feud Leads the Henhouse
Results for the Week Ending October 12
From B&C
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 this time.

B&C
TV by the Numbers

posted 10/21/14

Monday: Something for Everybody
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, #9).

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, #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 the evening.

The Futon Critic

posted 10/21/14

Weekend: The Eye and the Alphabet
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: 1.1, #8).

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

The Futon Critic
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TV by the Numbers

posted 10/21/14

Tuesday Lightning Round
... or "Dancing with A Side Piece"

posted 10/21/14

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 interconnected rooms.

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 choosing.

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 Netherlands.

C21 Media
TBI Vision

posted 10/20/14

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 Spy)
     
  • VIDEO WALL: Can't... unsee... (Uproxx)
     
  • 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 Week)
     
  • Is GSN trying to deal "High Stakes" back in? (Poker News Daily)
     
  • Joan Rivers' cause of death may NEVER be known (TMZ)
     
  • A FEW GOOD MINUTES with Jonathan McCrea (TV3)

posted 1020/14


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 #Faith #IWillbeCancerFree2014#JoanneBorgella

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.

NewsOne
TMZ

photo courtesy Fox43 WPMT

posted 10/19/14

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