Wednesday: Hump Day
NBC Wins over Competition on
CBS, Fox, CW
From The Futon Critic
NBC (5.890 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the network to beat on
Wednesday with its mix of "America's Got Talent" (9.067
million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "The
Carmichael Show" (4.820 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 1.3, #4), another "The Carmichael Show" (3.994
million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "Last
Comic Standing" (4.197 million viewers, #7; adults
18-49: 1.1, #T6).
CBS (5.415 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2)
then was a close second with its trio of "Big Brother
17" (6.533 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1),
"Extant" (4.779 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7,
#14) and "Criminal Minds" (4.934 million viewers, #3;
adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).
Sharing the silver with FOX (3.965 million viewers, #3;
adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and originals from "MasterChef"
(4.560 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and
"Home Free" (3.370 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49:
Next up was ABC (3.357 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 0.9, #4) with repeats of "The Middle" (3.838
million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "The
Goldbergs" (3.352 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49:
0.9, #T10), "Modern Family" (4.006 million viewers, #8;
adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "Black-ish" (3.232 million
viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and the season
finale of "Celebrity Wife Swap" (2.858 million viewers,
#14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).
And finally, new episodes of "America's Next Top Model"
(1.215 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and
"A Wicked Offer" (0.641 million viewers, #16; adults
18-49: 0.2, #16) on The CW (0.928 million viewers, #5;
adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening.
- Camp Cutthroat (Food): 1.118 million
- Dating Naked: Playing for Keeps (VH1): 610,000
- Twinning (VH1): 413,000
- Idiotest (GSN): 298,000
- Steampunk'd (GSN): 177,000
Your Wish Is Our
Brian Ormond Brings "WishList"
From The Irish Mirror
Brian Ormond dropped a
bombshell on RTE yesterday when it was revealed he has
landed a new game show with TV3.
The former Montrose star, 36, has signed up to front the
Irish version of the BBC National Lottery game show
But Brian, whose Big Money Game was axed by RTE last
year, said he has yet to inform the State station about
his new gig.
Speaking to the Irish Mirror at TV3’s autumn launch, he
said: “We haven’t said anything to anyone. No one knew
about this show until today.
“RTE could have approached me with something in a
month’s time but this came up and I love the show.
“There was no bad blood or bad
feelings with RTE. TV3 are a huge player now and they’re
starting to put some great shows on.
“I want to do family entertainment and RTE aren’t making
the shows I want to host so of course I’m going to take
an offer if one like this comes up.”
Day of the Vixen
Quiz Queen Jenny Ryan
Officially Joins "The Chase UK"
The Chase returned this week
after a summer break and on Wednesday, there was a brand
new Chaser joining the ultra clever clan.
Jenny 'The Vixen' Ryan joins the team in the hit quiz
show, presented by Bradley Walsh.
She's in good company, alongside Anne 'The Governess'
Hegerty, Shaun 'The Dark Destroyer' Wallace, Mark 'The
Beast' Labbett and Paul 'The Sinnerman' Sinha. Hegerty
is also due to lead the home team on the Australian
version of the show this fall, while Labbett functions
as the sole Chaser in the American version.
She said: ?"I'm thrilled to be joining the formidable
line-up on The Chase. It's a dream job for any quizzer,
and I can't wait to see what the contestants make of me
- especially when I catch them!".
She has already been dubbed the "Bolton Brainiac" by
Bradley Walsh and fans of the show have taken to Twitter
to show support.
Kei Takeshi said: "I must admit, #TheVixen is a
wonderful addition to #TheChase. Jenny Ryan plays very
well indeed. She's also very cute. It's the glasses!"
Gordon Donaldson said: "I think Jenny Ryan is a great
signing for #TheChase to join the team. A big welcome
Ryan even predicted her success in an interview with The
Bolton News in 2009 when she hoped to become Europe's
"queen of quizzes" after securing second place at the
European Quiz Championships 2008.
At the time she said: "There are some people in
competitions who read encyclopedias and learn lists, but
I don't have that kind of brain.
"I don't really learn like that — I learn because I find
something interesting or enjoy it.
"I might read a book or watch a documentary and a few
things will stick, so I'm best at things like film and
TV, pop culture, literature and arts."
Ryan first became interested in quizzing when her
granddad, who used to run a Bolton quiz league, asked
her questions as a child.
As a law student, she helped her University of Leeds
team reach the semi-final of University Challenge in
2003. She has also appeared on Fifteen to One and The
A Giant Twist Coming September
Fans of popular TV show Deal
Or No Deal are in for a treat later this month as there
is set to be a big twist to the format.
An anniversary special of the show will air on September
18th and this time, it will be presenter Noel Edmonds
who will be in the hot seat.
The episode will mark 10 years of the hit game show, and
will see Noel trying to win the big cash prize in aid of
“To be given the chance to play the game I am so very
proud to host was a great honor and one of the biggest
shocks of my professional life,” the host revealed
according to Digital Spy.
He's doing it for charity.
“I hate the Banker even more now! Playing for Children’s
Hospice South West, a charity very close to my heart,
was the icing on our 10th birthday cake.”
You can tune in to the show on September 18th at 8pm on
Thursday Lightning Round
... or "Best Look Ever"
- FIRST LOOK: Best Time
Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (NBC, September 15) (People)
- Is casting Paula Deen
on "Dancing" akin to an endorsement of her racism? (The
- Ali Fedotowsky, will
you accept this ring? (Yahoo!)
- Price Is Right Live!
adds another Newark show (NJ.com)
- CASTING COUCH: TPIR
heading to New Port Richey September 17. (WTSP
- A FEW GOOD MINUTES
with Chip Esten (Cowboys
EVERYBODY DANCE NOW!
Season Premiere of "Dancing" September 14
From the Futon Critic
The celebrity cast of
"Dancing with the Stars" is lacing up their ballroom
shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY,
SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television
Network. This 21st season's lineup of celebrity dancers
includes three platinum-certified music super stars, an
Academy Award(R) nominee, a Triple Crown winner, an
American Hero, and our first ever married couple, to
name a few.
As announced this morning on ABC's "Good Morning
America," the celebrities with their professional
partners heading to the ballroom this season (in
alphabetical order) are:
· American train hero Alek Skarlatos partnered with
· Actress Alexa PenaVega partnered with Mark Ballas
· Musician Andy Grammer partnered with Allison Holker
· Nature expert Bindi Irwin partnered with Derek Hough
· Singer/actor Carlos PenaVega partnered with Witney
· Singer Chaka Khan partnered with Keo Motsepe
· Actor Gary Busey partnered with Anna Trebunskaya
· Web celeb Hayes Grier partnered with Emma Slater
· Reality star Kim Zolciak Biermann partnered with Tony
· Singer/actor Nick Carter partnered with Sharna Burgess
· Chef Paula Deen partnered with Louis van Amstel
· Singer/TV host Tamar Braxton partnered with Valentin
· Jockey Victor Espinoza partnered with Karina Smirnoff
The Futon Critic
"Amazing Race": The
Catch It on CBS September 25
From TV by the Numbers
The upcoming season of THE
AMAZING RACE will feature 11 new teams, including former
New York Jets cheerleaders, street dancing brothers, TMZ
personalities, dating news reporters and an engaged
couple whose AMAZING RACE-themed marriage proposal
became a viral sensation. The new season of the 10-time
Emmy Award-winning series premieres Friday, Sept. 25
(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Phil Keoghan (@philkeoghan) is the host.
As previously announced, the teams take off from Venice
Beach, Calif. and travel to their first destination, Rio
de Janeiro, where they immediately encounter a
potentially game-changing Fast Forward. The entire route
for THE AMAZING RACE will be released shortly.
Following are the 11 teams, listed in no particular
- Alex Manard & Adam Dingeman (22/24; Champaign, IL/Des
Moines, IA; cousins)
- Cindy & Rick Chac (36/38; San Diego; married)
- Denise Williams & James Earl Corley (51/26;
Prattville, AL; mother/son)
- Ernest Phillips & Jin Lao (29/26; Boston; brothers)
- Jazmine Lewis & Danielle Littleton (23; Moreno Valley,
CA/Riverside, CA; best friends)
- Justin Scheman & Diana Bishop (30; Bronx, NY/Sharon
Hill, PA; engaged)
- Kelly Berning & Shevonne Sullivan (37/31; Los
Angeles/Taunton, MA; TMZ co-workers)
- Kelsey Gerckens & Joey Buttitta (25/26; Ventura, CA;
Simi Valley, CA; dating co-workers)
- Logan Fazio & Chris Gordon (36/46; Miami; dating)
- Tanner Kloven & Josh Ahern (26/28; Dallas-Fort Worth;
- Tiffany Chantell Torres & Krista DeBono (28; Little
Falls, NJ/New York City; former NFL cheerleaders for the
by the Numbers
Tuesday: America's Got
NBC Wins with One-Two of
"Talent", "Game Night"
From The Futon Critic
NBC (8.551 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) opened the month of September
on top with new episodes of "America's Got Talent"
(10.383 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and
"Hollywood Game Night" (4.886 million viewers, #5;
adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).
It was also announced that NBC has renewed America's Got
Talent for an eleventh season. Auditions for summer 2016
will start in November. No official word yet whether
Nick Cannon will return as host and Howie Mandel, Mel B
and Heidi Klum as judges. Howard Stern announced earlier
this summer that he would be leaving after a four-year
stint behind the judging table. Production of AGT had
been moved to New York for Stern. There had been talk of
bringing it back to Los Angeles if he is no longer on
the show. More details as they become available.
CBS (6.460 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2)
then claimed the silver with its trio of "NCIS" (7.772
million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "Zoo"
(5.833 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "NCIS:
New Orleans" (5.777 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
Next up was ABC (2.367 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 0.7, #3) and its marathon lineup of "Fresh Off
the Boat" (2.837 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7,
#T6), another "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.454 million
viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), yet another "Fresh
Off the Boat" (2.357 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49:
0.8, #5), even more "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.146 million
viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and a new "Extreme
Weight Loss" (2.206 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49:
Meanwhile, FOX (1.716 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
0.4, #T4) offered up a new "Are You Smarter Than a 5th
Grader?" (2.325 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5,
#11) alongside repeats of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.194
million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "The
Last Man on Earth" (1.018 million viewers, #14; adults
18-49: 0.3, #T13).
And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.230 million
viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "iZombie"
(0.908 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on
The CW (1.069 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4,
#T4) closed out the evening.
- Ink Master (Spike): 1.676 million
- Chopped Teen Tournament (Food): 1.337 million
- Face Off (Syfy): 883,000
TV by the Numbers
GSN: Best. Summer.
A Quarter More Viewers Tune
Into "Skin Wars", "Idiotest", "The Chase"
From the Futon Critic
GSN, the leader in game
shows and competitive entertainment, announced today
that Summer 2015 (June, July, August) was the network's
most-watched summer in its 20-year history, in Primetime
(8p-11p) and Total Day in Total Viewers (P2+) and its
key demos, P18-49, W18-49, P25-54 and W25-54.
The network achieved this milestone through the strength
of its original programming across the three-month
period, including SKIN WARS, IDIOTEST, THE CHASE, CHAIN
REACTION and newcomer STEAMPUNK'D, as well as favorites
like FAMILY FEUD. Compared to GSN's previous summer high
(Summer 2013) in primetime, they are up 24% in Total
Viewers, 37% in W18-49 and 31% in W25-54. In Total Day,
they are up 23% in Total Viewers, 15% in W18-49 and 12%
in W25-54 versus the previous summer high (2013).
Looking at Summer 2015 vs 2014, in primetime, GSN is up
29% in Total Viewers, 63% in W18-49 and 39% W25-54. In
Total Day, they are up 36% in Total Viewers, 60% in
W18-49 and 37% in W25-54. GSN has also seen its highest
rated month ever, in five of the eight months of 2015.
"When new viewers came to GSN this summer they were
treated to a fresh new on-air look and buzzworthy
competition shows like Skin Wars and Steampunk'd," says
Amy Introcaso-Davis, EVP of Programming for GSN. "The
great news is that they also stayed for our top of the
line contemporary shiny floor shows, The Chase, Idiotest
and Chain Reaction and Family Feud."
Go Beyond the Tank
Limited Series Returns to ABC
From The Futon Critic
Watch as the Sharks roll up
their sleeves to help their Entrepreneurs make the tough
decisions that hopefully lead to success, growth and
profits in "Beyond the Tank," the companion series from
the producers of the Emmy-award winning reality series,
"Shark Tank." The one-hour episodes of "Beyond the Tank"
will feature the captivating and surprising outcomes
after the Sharks strike a deal with the Entrepreneurs on
"Shark Tank." The season premiere, "Episode 110," airs
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC
Television Network. (The 4-week event of "Beyond the
Tank" will run through Tuesday, October 20).
Who's on the Street
with Billy for Season 4?
Find Out September 3
From The Futon Critic
truTV announced today
additional guest appearances for Season 4 of Funny or
Die's Billy on the Street. Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill
Hader and Jason Sudeikis, will join previously announced
guests Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Anna Kendrick and
Julianne Moore appearing on Billy on the Street, this
Emmy(R)-nominated comedian Billy Eichner makes his truTV
debut returning to the streets of New York City to
surprise unsuspecting pedestrians with quick-witted,
rapid-fire questions on pop-culture. Season 4 will
premiere on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on
A 90 second sneak peek of the upcoming season will
premiere during the Impractical Jokers Live Punishment
Special, set to air Thursday, Sept. 3, at 10 p.m. ET/7
p.m. PT., when truTV's Impractical Jokers, in
celebration of their groundbreaking 100th episode, will
take on their most challenging dare yet: an epic
high-wire walk five stories in the air above New York
City during the show's first ever live punishment
Return to the House of
Catch It on E! September 13
From the Futon Critic
E! unwraps the inner
workings of the glamorous world of fashion as seven
determined young women enter the house that icon Diane
Von Furstenberg built during season two of "House of DVF."
In a fierce competition to become DVF's next Global
Brand Ambassador, these aspiring fashionistas will be
put to the ultimate test - from styling exacting
celebrity clients, to spearheading new designs, to jet
setting for fabulous assignments and more - to see if
they have what it takes to represent the legendary
brand. "House of DVF" premieres on E! on September 13 at
9pm ET/PT, and moves to its regular timeslot of Sundays
at 10pm ET/PT on September 20. The series will also
premiere internationally on E! in over 160 countries
"The second season of 'House of DVF' is not only
entertaining and informative, but also allows viewers
inside my fashion world," says Diane von Furstenberg. "I
will also continue to provide empowering messages to a
generation of millennial women in order to guide them to
becoming the women they want to be."
With exclusive access to the world of Diane von
Furstenberg, including runway shows, high profile events
across the globe, and revealing looks at the inner
workings of this singular brand, "House of DVF" is like
no other show on television. Eight high-stakes episodes
take viewers on an adventurous and sometimes emotional
ride, as this group of driven young women who are each
dedicated to their own personal brands, experience the
challenges and triumph while being tested for the job of
Along with Diane, season one winner and current DVF
Global Brand Ambassador Brittany Hampton returns to help
find experienced hopefuls, knowing all too well what the
demanding yet fun position entails. Jessica Joffe (DVF's
Style Editor) and Stefani Greenfield (DVF's Creative
Brand Director) also return to offer their professional
guidance and insight. DVF and her team will inspire and
empower the women to fulfill their potential, chase
their dreams and embrace independence.
Monday: Always Bet on
Red... White & Blue
NBC Wins with "Ninja Warrior"
From The Futon Critic
NBC (5.976 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was back on top on Monday
with new episodes of "American Ninja Warrior" (7.168
million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and "Running
Wild with Bear Grylls" (3.592 million viewers, #8;
adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).
ABC (3.934 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2)
then fell to second place with new episodes of "Bachelor
in Paradise" (5.213 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
1.5, #2), "After Paradise" (3.818 million viewers, #6;
adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) and the season finale of "The
Whispers" (2.772 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49:
Next up was CBS (4.950 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 0.8, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "2 Broke
Girls" (4.543 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9,
#5), "The Odd Couple" (3.757 million viewers, #7; adults
18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Scorpion" (4.658 million viewers, #4;
adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.041
million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).
Meanwhile, FOX (2.950 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
0.8, #T3) offered up a new "So You Think You Can Dance"
(2.950 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).
And finally, originals from "Penn & Teller: Fool Us"
(2.127 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12),
"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.769 million viewers, #12;
adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Significant Mother" (0.915
million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW
(1.734 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5)
closed out the evening.
- She's Got Game (VH1): 1.721 million
- Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off (Food): 1.229 million
Halloween on GSN...
"Hellevator" Descends October
From The Futon Critic
GSN, the leader in game
shows and competitive entertainment, announced today the
premiere of horror-themed game show HELLEVATOR on
Wednesday, October 21 at 8 PM ET/PT.
The terrifying eight episode genre-bending series from
Blumhouse, the team that brought the world the
"Paranormal Activity," "Insidious," "Ouija" and "The
Purge" franchises, dares contestants to survive a series
of challenges from the depths of an abandoned
slaughterhouse. The new series continues GSN's growth
into "gamifying" cultural trends, including the
successful SKIN WARS and STEAMPUNK'D.
In HELLEVATOR, a team of three friends rides a haunted
elevator into various levels of the abandoned
slaughterhouse. One player must get out on each floor
and conquer a frightening challenge in order to earn
money for the team. If they don't make it back in time,
the elevator moves on without them. Participants can
earn up to $50,000 by properly completing their
challenges, including the final challenge - The
Labyrinth - where the surviving contestants work
together to face their most difficult and terrifying
challenge in a mad-dash race to accumulate more money.
Horror film icons Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka the "Twisted
Twins," serve as masterminds behind the scenes, pulling
the strings throughout the game, taking delight in the
horror and leaving contestants struggling to remember
"it's just a game."
HELLEVATOR is produced by Matador and Blumhouse
Productions in association with Lionsgate Television.
Executive Producers are Jason Blum ("Paranormal
Activity," "The Purge," "Ouija" and "Insidious"), who
won a 2014 Emmy(R) Award for "The Normal Heart," and was
nominated for an Academy Award(R) for "Whiplash," Jay
Peterson, and Todd Lubin of Matador ("Lip Sync Battle")
and Shye Sutherland ("Wipeout," "Bullseye").
TV by the Numbers
Wednesday Lightning Round
... or "TV Hates You"
- Chris Bukowski
posts a mea culpa after "Bachelor in Paradise": "I honestly
thought those involved in my television career were “looking
out for my best interests.”" (Jezebel)
- Mark Cuban is singing
oh, oh, oh... oh, oh, oh... on season 2 of "Girl Meets
- Jonathan Coulton,
"Ask Me Another's" One Man House Band, contributes music to
"The Spongebob Musical" (Toonzone)
- Janice Dickinson has
a seizure in the Big Brother House (Heat
Nick considering bringing back old classics.
Could mean more game shows. Could mean something else. (Variety)
- Cablevision, GSN to
finally settle this whole... thing... (FierceCable)
- A FEW GOOD MINUTES
with Grant Denyer (Daily
... And Halloween on
Championship" Comes Out of the Kitchen October 5
From The Futon Critic
From spider cupcakes, to
cheesecake coffins, to witch finger cookies and mummy
macarons, seven of the country's top bakers compete to
create Halloween's spookiest and most creepy crawly
confections on Food Network's Halloween Baking
Championship, premiering Monday, October 5th at 9:00pm
ET/PT. In order to survive this haunted competition,
hosted by Richard Blais, contestants must prove their
baking abilities and impress judges Ron Ben-Israel,
Carla Hall, and Sherry Yard. Only one winner will take
home the grand prize of $25,000 and the title of
Halloween Baking Champion!
"Halloween Baking Championship is packed with stunning,
outlandish creations from wickedly-talented bakers, that
are sure to inspire viewers to create spellbinding
treats in their own haunted homes," said Bob Tuschman,
General Manager and Senior Vice President Programming,
In each of the hour-long episodes, the bakers' skills
are put to the test as they battle it out in difficult
challenges that will cause quite a fright. Will the
bakers be able to sculpt scrumptious spooky treats using
only store-bought ingredients? Whose towering
confections of terror will put a sweet spell on the
judges? Which ghostly treat will be sent to the baker's
graveyard and never return? On the first episode, the
bakers' skills are tested in the pre-heat challenge to
create Halloween cupcakes using iconic trick-or-treat
candies, including candy corn, peanut butter cups and
lollipops. One contestant will win a special advantage
in the main heat challenge, where they need to make a
baked dessert that looks like a classic Halloween
costume - ghost, zombie, mummy and witch. They must not
be put under a spell when twists are thrown their way.
Fans can meet the competitors, access top moments from
the show, and get a behind-the-scenes look with Richard
Blais and the judges on FoodNetwork.com/BakingChampionship
Plus, they can join the baking banter on Twitter using #BakingChampionship.
Halloween Baking Championship is produced by Triage
Syndies: The Run to the
Final Results for the
Distribution’s Dr. Phil ended the syndicated TV season,
which wrapped on Sunday, Aug. 30, as daytime’s top
talker for the four year in a row.
Phil closed out its season with a genre-leading 3.2
most-current household average, according to Nielsen
Media Research. Phil also led among daytime’s key
demographic of women 25-54 with a 1.7.
For the week ending August 23, Debmar-Mercury’s Family
Feud extended its game winning streak for the ninth week
out of the past 11 with a 2% gain to a first-place 6.2.
CTD’s Wheel of Fortune also saw a 2% uptick to a 5.9 and
moved up to second place. CTD’s Jeopardy! softened 3% to
a 5.7, falling back to third. Disney-ABC’s Who Wants to
Be a Millionaire and Debmar-Mercury's Celebrity Name
Game both were flat at a 1.7 and 1.3, respectively.
TV by the Numbers
Best Sidekick Ever
Nicole Scherzinger Joins NPH
From Broadway World
Neil Patrick Harris and
Little NPH today welcomed Nicole Scherzinger (CATS) to
the BEST TIME EVER family. Scherzinger will play
sidekick to Harris on "Best Time Ever," assisting him in
a variety of segments including the karaoke-based game
Singalong Live where home viewers have a chance to
participate in the live broadcast.
She'll also assist in mini-game shows, competitions and
contribute to the high-fueled and heart-stopping End of
The Show show.
"Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" premieres
Tuesday, September 15 on NBC (10pm ET/PT).
Sunday: Waiting All
NFL Beats Out Everything
From The Futon Critic
NBC (5.802 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) landed the top spot on Sunday
with its mix of "The Carmichael Show" (3.779 million
viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), another "The
Carmichael Show" (3.957 million viewers, #8; adults
18-49: 1.3, #T5), "NFL Preseason Kickoff" (7.198 million
viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1) and "NFL Preseason:
Arizona at Oakland" (6.296 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 2.0, #3).
CBS (5.571 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2)
then claimed the silver with its quartet of "60 Minutes"
(8.376 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7),
"Big Brother 17" (6.726 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 2.1, #T1), "Madam Secretary" (3.474 million
viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T16) and "CSI: Cyber"
(3.709 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T16).
Next up was ABC (4.173 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 1.1, #T2) and its lineup of "America's Funniest
Home Videos" (4.848 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49:
0.9, #T9), "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.366 million
viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and the finale of
"Save My Life: Boston Trauma" (3.115 million viewers,
#12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).
And finally, FOX (2.467 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 1.0, #T) closed out the evening with "NFL
Overrun" (5.245 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9,
#4) followed by repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (2.174
million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "The
Simpsons" (2.217 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49:
0.9, #T9), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.685 million viewers,
#16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "Family Guy" (1.867
million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "The
Last Man on Earth" (1.615 million viewers, #17; adults
18-49: 0.6, #15).
- Guy's Grocery Games (Food): 1.680 million
- The Great Food Truck Race (Food): 1.586 million
- Sunday Best (BET/SF): 1.364 million
- Cutthroat Kitchen (Food): 1.106 million
- Funny or Die Presents America's Next Weatherman (TBS):
- Race to Escape (Science/SF): 310,000
Tuesday Lightning Round
... or "Heavens to Murgatroyd!"
- Peta Murgatroyd
injures her ankle, is done for the season. This is not an
NFL report, this is for "Dancing with the Stars" (People)
- CASTING COUCH: want
to dance for $100,000? (Reality
- GSN casts a WideOrbit (Sys-Con)
- DEFINING MOMENT OF
AWESOME: Big Brother Canada cast visits a fan with
- A FEW GOOD MINUTES with
JoAnne Worley (Palm
Vin Scully: One More
"It Takes Two" Host to Call
Final Season of Dodger Baseball Next Year
Friday night's announcement
that Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will return for
his 67th season calling Dodgers baseball in 2016 came
replete with a video on the scoreboard featuring team
co-owner Magic Johnson introducing the news and Jimmy
Kimmel delivering it via cue cards flashed at the
audience. But Scully, in a press conference Saturday,
indicated that 2016 is likely to be his last season with
“I talked it over with my wife, Sandi, and my family and
we’ve decided to do it again in 2016,” said Scully, who
began calling Dodgers games in Brooklyn in 1950 and is
heard in a simulcast for three innings at home games and
West Coast/Phoenix road games on iHEARTMEDIA/Dodgers
Sports KLAC-A (AM 570 LA SPORTS)/Los Angeles; he calls
all nine innings on the television side for Time Warner
Cable Sportsnet LA. “There’s no place like home and
Dodger Stadium and we look forward to being a part of it
with all of our friends.”
But at his press conference, Scully added, "I would say,
realistically -- I don't want any headlines -- but next
year would be the last one. How much longer can you go
fooling people? Dear God, if you give me next year, I'll
hang it up. I do feel in my bones that will be enough.
I'm sure the people will feel that will be enough, too.
Enough is enough. Without a doubt, next year, my gosh,
what's that saying, talk about next year and make the
devil laugh? I'm very wary of that."
“Vin is a national treasure and the Dodgers couldn’t be
happier to have him back at the microphone in 2016,”
said Dodgers Pres./CEO Stan Kasten in a press release.
“Vin makes every broadcast special and generation after
generation of Dodger fans have been blessed to be able
to listen to him create his poetic magic since 1950. We
look forward to adding many new chapters to that legacy
Monday Lightning Round
... or "American Revolution"
- Tila Tequila explores
all her options, including a lawsuit (TMZ)
- Steve Harvey is a
very busy man (New
- Mark your calendars for
September 2. That's when Jenny Ryan officially takes
on the mantle of "The Vixen" (Radio
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