“Wait ’til your mother gets home” takes on a whole new dimension this Tuesday, when Jane By Design (ABC Family, 9/8c) gets a visit from the one person who could put a serious dent in the Quimby siblings’ happy arrangement: Their long-absent mom, played by Teri Hatcher in a four-episode guest arc.
Mom Kate has been gallivanting the world and spending time at ashrams — but what she’s really been up to is “starring on Desperate Housewives [as Susan] for 10 years,” jokes David Clayton Rogers, who plays her son, Ben.
If you don't watch Mad Men for Peggy Olsen, I don't understand a thing about you. Her drive, humanity, and burgeoning confidence are the only constantly compelling part of the series. There's simply no way you can care about Don's Megan woes or Pete's flings with Gilmore Girls alums. Elisabeth Moss brings such an august and lived-in feel to Peggy, a character whose ambitions and insecurities evolve and shift so wonderfully as the seasons progress. As of yet, no Mad Men regular has garnered an Emmy, and I think Ms. Moss should be the first to break the seal. After all, this may have been her final season on the show. Give it up, Emmys.
Here’s the thing about bringing “Entourage” to the big screen–sounds like everyone wants to do it, but there are a couple hurdles involved, like finishing a script, getting a studio, finding a director, and actually filming it. Watch the video interview.
Talk of television’s demise has circled since the Internet gained prominence in the late 90s. The truth is, there will always be an appetite for good storytelling, and television remains a compelling medium for immersion.
Sundance Channel’s “Push Girls,” a simultaneously singular and standard reality TV show about four attractive, wheelchair-bound women, chronicles its subjects as they pursue all of the inalienable rights outlined in this updated Declaration, including life, liberty and a brunch-time discussion with one’s girlfriends about the “spiritual connection” one has with a “family-oriented” dude who refuses to stop sleeping around.
With the show in hibernation till fall, I thought this weekend I’d take a trip down Recent Memory Lane and count down the 10 best sketches of Season 37. From a Kermit the Frog encounter to an all-star Weekend Update, here are my picks:
“(Social media) is the future of our business,” said Denis Phillips, chief meteorologist at ABC affiliate WFTS-Ch. 28, where he conducts live chats streamed online, maintaining active Twitter posts, Facebook pages, a smartphone weather app, continuous reporting for the station’s secondary digital TV channel and more.
On "Cheer Perfection" (Wed., July 11, 10 p.m. ET), the new special from the producers of "Toddlers & Tiaras," viewers will meet Alisha Dunlap (who appeared on "Toddlers" with her daughter Cassadee), the co-owner and head coach of Cheer Time Revolution, and her young, very energetic students. It's like "Dance Moms" meets "Toddlers & Tiaras" because these ultra-competitive moms want success for their young children
True Blood was Sunday's number one cable program, with a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week's performance. Real Housewives of New Jersey came in second, with a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, up from a 1.3 last week.
With the launch of a show, I think lead-in does matter. I saw that with Horror Story, particularly in the beginning when you would look at the movies FX would show [before an episode]. If they were big box-office hits, there were just more eyeballs on the screen. So I think in the beginning of the life of a show, it helps. But the ratings system as a whole is so antiquated.
Nearly 70% of total TV shipments in 2016 will be for connected TVs, resulting in revenues of more than $117 billion (€88.3 billion), according to a new report by IMS Research. This contrasts with a global figure of 25% last year and shows, according to the company’s market analyst and author of the Connected TV Sets – World – 2012 report Veronica Thayer, that “internet connectivity is becoming a standard on high-end TV sets, and it’s increasingly being added to mid-end televisions.”
If you are not an HBO subscriber — or perhaps you are, but last night’s Nik at Nite reruns of Yes, Dear were too hard to resist and your DVR remains untended — the pay cabler has put online the full first episode of Aaron Sorkin‘s The Newsroom, for free.