• From Here to CW: ‘One Tree Hill’ Honors Movie Classic

    Fans of "One Tree Hill" probably won’t get the reference, but it looks like producers of the show watched some Turner Classic Movies during their hiatus.   A just-released promo spot for the new season of "OTH" (or is "The Hill"? "One Tree" "Treehill"?) features two key characters snogging mightly whilst lying on the beach, […]

  • Movieline Tweaks Bill Carter (Sort Of)

    It wouldn’t be a Television Critics Assn. press tour without some media outlet gently (or not-so gently) mocking the Reporters Who Cover Television for enjoying the hospitality of the host networks.   This year’s jab comes courtesy of the new digital reincarnation of Movieline. Correspondent Julie Miller doesn’t directly attack TCAers for eating network-purchased grub, but […]

  • TNT Gets Jiggy with Jada’s ‘Hawthorne’

    Jada Pinkett Smith’s future as a TV star just got a little brighter. TNT Monday ordered a second season of "Hawthorne," the Sony Pictures Television medical drama in which Pinkett Smith stars as the chief nursing officer of a busy hospital. The series has been averaging 3.8 million viewers in its 9 p.m. Tuesday slot […]

  • Vampires Sweep Teen Choice Awards

    “Twilight” takes home 11 prizes, including actor, actress, romance film and drama.

    Vampires Sweep Teen Choice Awards
  • Fox Wins the Octomom TV Derby

    UPDATED 2:40 P.M.    Eight is enough for Fox, which has just announced plans for a two-hour Nadya Suleman special dubbed "Octomom: The Incredible Unseen Footage."   The documentary, produced by Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Films using footage from RadarOnline, will offer audiences a behind-the-scenes look at Suleman’s bizarro world, starting with the birth of her […]

  • Summer Programming Falls Flat

    ‘Neighborhood,’ ‘Shark Tank,’ ‘Millionaire’ fail to ignite in the ratings.

  • Fox Sets Finale for ‘King of the Hill’

    Fox is giving "King of the Hill" fans a chance to say goodbye.   The network Monday said it would air what it’s calling a "series finale" for the show on Sunday, Sept. 13. The hourlong episode will air in the 8 p.m. hour, the slot normally reserved for "The Simpsons."   Not surprisingly, the […]

  • Showtime’s Crue-riffic New ‘Californication’ Promo

    Showtime is out with a new trailer for season three of "Californication," and this one has a very retro feel to it. The network has licensed Motley Crue’s "Girls, Girls, Girls" for the spot, which features series star David Duchovny leering at all manner of pretty….well, girls, girls, girls. It’s really that basic. Sample line: […]

  • Reality Goes Splat! Three Debuts, Three Duds

    The return of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" fell flat Sunday as viewers continued to largely reject the networks’ attempt to serve up first-run fare during the summer. Regis wasn’t the only one in need of a lifeline, however. CBS’s heavily hyped Mike Fleiss competition series "There Goes the Neighborhood" disappointed, as did ABC’s […]

  • The TCA’s Zingiest Zingers

    Best jabs from the press tour — sorry about that, Katherine, Ben and Jay!

  • ABC Wants Abdul to Come Dancing

    ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson says he would “absolutely love” if she joined the network’s “Dancing With the Stars.”

  • McPherson Meets the Press; No Fireworks

    ABC is talking to Paula Abdul about joining "Dancing with the Stars" in some capactiy. Steve McPherson, president of ABC Entertainment, said Saturday he would be open to signing the former "American Idol" judge to the Alphabet network’s hit dance competition. "Absolutely…we would love to have her as a contestant of a judge," McPherson told […]

  • McPherson: I’d ‘Absolutely’ Love Paula Abdul on ABC

    Hey, Paula: Steve McPherson wants you on "Dancing with the Stars."   The ABC Entertainment president Saturday said he would be open to signing former "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul to the Alphabet network’s hit dance competition.   "Absolutely…we would love to have her as a contestant or a judge," McPherson told reporters at ABC’s […]

  • ‘V’ Day: ABC Sets Premiere for Alien Drama

    ABC will debut its buzzworthy new fall drama "V" on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m., industry insiders said.   "V" will take over for reality series "Shark Tank," which is set to occupy the 8 p.m. Tuesday slot during the early part of the fall. ABC had originally announced "V" as a midseason entry, […]

  • ‘Ally McBeal’ Finally Hits DVD

    The dancing baby. The Fish. Bygones. Vonda Shephard’s sometimes annoying, sometimes brilliant musical stylings.   They’ll all be coming back this fall when 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment finally releases David E. Kelley’s "Ally McBeal" on DVD.    The studio Friday confirmed that "Ally" will hit the DVD market on October 6. Fans will have […]