New look for “The View”

New look for "The View"

After being on the air for nearly 20 years, and saying goodbye to a few of its hosts (most recently, Sherri Shepherd left a few weeks back, and Barbara Walters retired earlier this summer), ABC’s daytime staple The View is reinventing itself for its upcoming season premiere on Sept. 15, according a network release. For starters, The View has a new studio at the ABC Broadcast Center, featuring a “visually stunning, contemporary state-of-the-art set designed in the round and offering the addition of an on-camera social media station allowing the hosts to interact in real time with viewers.” ABC is … Continue reading

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Julianne Hough Joins DWTS As Permanent Fourth Judge

Julianne Hough

After months of speculating whether long-time host Len Goodman would retire and if a former dancer would join the judges panel, ABC just announced answers to both questions. It was revealed last week that Goodman will return as a judge. but this morning, former dancer Julianne Hough was announced as the show’s permanent fourth judge. Last week dancer Cheryl Burke confirmed that Len Goodman, who also serves as a judge on the British version of the show, Strictly Come Dancing, would miss a few episodes as the weekly commute between London and L.A. was getting to be too much for … Continue reading

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Night of the outstanding: Seth Meyers hosts the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Monday

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Seth Meyers, late of Saturday Night Live and current host of Late Night With Seth Meyers, hosts the Emmys from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles live Monday at 8pm ET on NBC. Meyers’ jokes won’t baby attendees in the audience, but he won’t bite them, either. “Even if it’s maybe a little negative, as long as it seems fair, you can get away with it,” he says. “But that makes it fun, that sort of walking on the tightrope with material like that.” Whether cruel or kind, Meyers says the A material must be delivered in the opening monologue. … Continue reading

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Fall TV shows 2014: New comedy and drama series premieres

Fall TV Shows 2014: A to Z

Fall TV shows 2014: A roundup of the dates, times, previews and more for the new comedy and drama TV series premiering in fall 2014. COMEDIES A to Z NBC Premieres: Oct. 2 Airs: Thursdays at 9:30pm ET/PT Andrew (Ben Feldman) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti) date for eight months, three weeks, five days and one hour. “This television program is the comprehensive account of their relationship from A to Z,” says the narrator (Katey Sagal). Bad Judge NBC Premieres: Oct. 2 Airs: Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) takes a walk on the wild side as … Continue reading

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Premios Tu Mundo 2014 date, time, channel, finalists

Premios Tu Mundo 2014 date, time, channel, finalists

The third annual Premios Tu Mundo (Your World Awards) will air on Telemundo Aug. 21 at 8pm ET. Over the past several weeks, fans have helped select four finalists in 26 categories for the awards, and the winners in each category will be announced at the Premios Tu Mundo 2014 ceremony this Thursday. Gaby Espino and Aarón Díaz (each nominated in a couple of categories) will host Premios Tu Mundo 2014, held in Miami, which will also include performances by Juanes, Alexis & Fido (pictured), Yandel, El General Gadiel, Olga Tañon, Elvis Crespo, David Bisbal, Gabriel Coronel, La Ley, Lucero, Gerardo … Continue reading

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Mira Sorvino talks BBC America’s Intruders

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BBC America is playing its cards close to the vest in revealing details about its spooky new series Intruders, drawn from Michael Marshall Smith’s 2007 novel and directed by Blair Witch Project mastermind Eduardo Sánchez. According to the network, the thriller “is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others” and features Jack Whelan (Doctor Who’s John Simm), a troubled former LAPD cop who escapes to a peaceful new life in the Pacific Northwest with his pretty wife Amy (Mira Sorvino). When Amy goes missing on a business trip, then returns a … Continue reading

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Destination America continues paranormal programming with “Monsters Underground,” “Ghost Asylum,” “Amish Haunting”

Destination America continues paranormal programming with "Monsters Underground," "Ghost Asylum," "Amish Haunting"

Destination America has found itself with a hit over the past year with its series Mountain Monsters, a fairly standard entry in the “guys in the woods look for legendary monsters” sub-genre of reality programming. It’s likely that show will be back, but in the meantime, the network is trying out a couple of other new series in that vein, and, believe or not, they seem even a bit more out there than Mountain Monsters. Coming up first, on Aug. 22, is Monsters Underground (pictured above), a six-part series following Bill Brock and  his team — a military survivalist, a … Continue reading

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America’s Next Top Model Cycle 21 Premieres Tonight On The CW

America's Next Top Model Cycle 21

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 21 premieres tonight and along with the returning fierceness of Tyra Banks, and PR Maven Kelly Cutrone, fan favorite and runway diva extraordinaire Miss J. Alexander returns as judge. The model hopefuls are competing for a career-launching prize package that includes a $100,000 cash prize from GUESS, a fashion feature in Nylon Magazine and a modeling contract with Next Model Management. Miss J. called me from Paris, where he was busy hand-sewing the 6-foot long train for his boyfriend’s sister’s wedding and we had a lovely chat. Who wouldn’t love to wear a Miss J … Continue reading

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Tired Of Shark Week? Try Hub Network’s “Bark Week”!

Bark Week

If Discovery Channel’s Shark Week has left you feeling a little water-wary and you need your TV to have a little less “bite,” sister network Hub Network is presenting “Bark Week” an adorable and drool-filled week celebrating man’s best friend. This first-time ever week of special programming will pair animal favorites from another sibling in Hub Network’s family, Animal Planet with pup-powered family films guaranteed to make your tail wag. “‘Bark Week’ is fun new way that Hub Network delivers on its brand promise of making family fun by celebrating dogs and their special relationships with families,” said Dena Kapan, … Continue reading

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Disney nets air “Aladdin” in remembrance of Robin Williams

Disney nets air "Aladdin" in remembrance of Robin Williams

One of Robin Williams’ most iconic big-screen performances came in the form of a voiceover in the 1992 Disney animated classic Aladdin. Williams memorably voiced the genie who befriended the titular hero, and while the genie told Aladdin that “you ain’t never had a friend like me,” there also ain’t never been a Disney sidekick quite like the genie that Williams brought to life. Even drawn to look like Williams, the genie was infused with the late actor’s voice and trademark hilariously manic energy that truly helped make that film unforgettable. To remember the actor, who died Monday, and the … Continue reading

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