More on "The Quest"
Paladins Announced for July 31
Journey on ABC
From TV by the Numbers
A genre-bending new reality
series unlike anything else on television, “The Quest,”
combines harrowing and intense competition challenges,
narrative storytelling and cutting edge special effects
and prosthetics to conjure an immersive fantasy
environment. 12 real people, pulled from their everyday
lives, are transported to a fantasy world where they are
declared Paladins, defenders of a noble cause. The
Paladins must compete to save the besieged kingdom of
Everealm but only one will prevail and earn the right to
be called the One True Hero. “The Quest” premieres
THURSDAY, JULY 31 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC
Television Network. From the executive producers behind
such television and motion picture hits as “The Lord of
the Rings” trilogy, “The Amazing Race” and “Queer Eye
for the Straight Guy,” “The Quest” creates a seamless
and surprising experience for these fans of fantasy and
fairytales, featuring an elaborate and full mythology
(developed by Haxan Films), animatronic creatures
(created by the award-winning team at Spectral Motion),
and real-time 3D projection mapping (developed by
As previously announced, the Paladins who will rely on
physical stamina, intelligence and resourcefulness to
emerge as the One True Hero are:
- Shondo Blades (30, MMA Fighter from Houston, TX)
- Lina Carollo (27, School Counselor from Delran, NJ)
- Jim Curry (22, Student from Little Rock, AR)
- Andrew Frazer (25, Personal Trainer from West
- Bonnie Gordon (28, Property Manager from Lafayette,
- Ashley Guerrero (35, Horse Trainer from Murrieta, CA)
- Patrick Higgins (41, High School Math Teacher from
- Jasmine Kyle (31, Mother and Homemaker from Media, PA)
- Adria Kyne (41, Marketing Director from Nashua, NH)
- Leticia Reyes (36, Executive Assistant from White
- Katherine “Katie” Smaluk (26, Bartender from Chicago,
- Christian Sochor (23, Server from New York, NY)
“The Quest” was filmed on location in Austria and is
executive produced by Bertram van Munster, Elise
Doganieri, Mark Ordesky, Jane Fleming, Rob Eric and
by the Numbers
CBS Still Wins Night
From the Futon Critic
CBS (6.147 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the network to beat on
Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.724 million
viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Big Brother 16"
(6.383 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1),
"Unforgettable" (6.411 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "Reckless" (4.069 million viewers,
#5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).
FOX (2.168 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2)
then claimed a close second place with its all-repeat
lineup of "American Dad" (1.103 million viewers, #17;
adults 18-49: 0.4, #17), "Bob's Burgers" (1.352 million
viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "The Simpsons"
(2.098 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8),
another "The Simpsons" (2.482 million viewers, #14;
adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "Family Guy" (3.106 million
viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "American Dad"
(2.866 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).
Next was ABC (4.073 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49:
0.9, #3) and its combination of "America's Funniest Home
Videos" (4.802 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9,
#T8), "Wipeout" (3.848 million viewers, #7; adults
18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Rising Star" (4.061 million viewers,
#6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "Castle" (3.582 million
viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).
And finally, repeats of "American Ninja Warrior" (3.079
million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Law &
Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.640 million viewers,
#13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and "Chicago PD" (2.812
million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) closed
out the night.
The Hole Lives...
South Africa Signs Up for
"Hole in the Wall"
From Media Update
Sony Max, channel 128 on
DStv, has just launched Hole In The Wall, an adaptation
of the cult Japanese game show Nokabe, which became a
YouTube sensation, and was dubbed by fans ‘Human
Hole In The Wall has the simple premise of players
having to contort themselves to fit through cutouts in a
styrafoam wall that is moving towards them. Failure
results in them being dunked in the swimming pool.
Winning gets them a cash prize.
"It's as simple as it gets. It's one of those shows I
think is going to be very addictive. You think, 'I'm not
going to watch this,' and a half-hour later you're still
watching it" said Fox entertainment president Mike
Darnell on picking up the show for US Broadcast.
Hole In The Wall airs weeknights at 17:45 on Sony Max,
channel 128 on DStv.
Tennessee, "Line" Up
GSN's New Series to Tape in
From the Nashville Tennessean
The Game Show Network has
greenlit “The Line,” a traveling game show, the network
announced Tuesday. With its first stop July 19 in
Nashville, Tenn.,, the show focuses on its contestants’
ability to win both at the end of the titular line and
while waiting for their chance to get to the front.
“The goal of ‘The Line’ is to take the joy of game
directly to communities across the country and we are so
excited that GSN’s first stop is Nashville,” said Amy
Introcaso-Davis, GSN’s executive vice president of
programming and development, in a statement. “We have
taken something most people dislike – waiting in line –
and turned it into the most fun you have ever had, with
cash, prizes and 500 new friends!”
Produced by High Noon Entertainment, “The Line” will be
hosted by Jeff Davis of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” fame
and Candace Bailey, former co-host of “Attack of the
Participants of the game will attempt to claim a growing
jackpot by reaching the “Trivia Vault” at the front of
the line and correctly answering eight true/false
questions. Those waiting in line will also have their
chance to win cash and prizes by playing “outrageous
“We love creating game formats and this one is terrific
because it combines both the intellectual and the
physical, as well as dual gameplay that takes place both
inside the dome and outside in line,” said executive
producer Jim Berger.
We Love Soaps
The Hollywood Reporter
Monday Lightning Round
... or "Banoodles"
- YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS $#*!
UP!: Inside Katie Cleary's case... nothing. (New
York Daily News)
- CASTING COUCH: TV3's
"The Lie" (Independent)
- SAVED YOU A CLICK:
"The two smartest men in game shows" are "Feud" contestants
who didn't answer a question (WTAM
- Heidi Klum used her
Instagram to promote "Project Runway". Needless to say the
pictures are NSFW (Classicalite)
- "Family Feud", "MasterChef"
helps Ten more than it realizes (Sydney
- DEFINING MOMENT OF
AWESOME: A game show for the troops (Darien
- BRUTALLY HONEST REVIEW:
"Food Fighters" (NBC, July 22) (Colorado
Springs Gazette) plus A FEW GOOD MINUTES with Adam
JAMES GARNER: 1928-2014
"Maverick", "Rockford" Actor
Was a Mystery Guest
From the BBC
James Garner, the star of
hit TV series The Rockford Files and Maverick and films
including The Great Escape, has died aged 86.
Garner had suffered ill health since a severe stroke in
"Mr. Garner died of natural causes," the West LA
Division of the Los Angeles Police Department told the
BBC, adding he died on Saturday and his body has been
released to his family.
His publicist confirmed to the BBC that he died at home.
Garner famously played the laconic private investigator
He won an Emmy for the role in 1977 and starred in 122
episodes of the hugely successful show from 1974 to
1980. He returned to it in the 1990s with eight Rockford
Files TV movies.
Another role, as the poker-playing Bret Maverick in the
Western comedy, was also a hit with TV viewers, running
for 60 episodes from 1957 to 1962. It ran again for
another 18 episodes from 1981 to 1982.
Richard Natale of Variety said that the role of the
laid-back, work-shy Maverick fitted "his wry personality
like a glove". However he left the show following a
legal dispute over his salary with Warner Bros, which he
The TV show was later made into a film in 1992 starring
Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster, but also starred Garner -
this time on the right side of the law, as Marshal Zane
While starring in "Maverick", Garner guested on "What's
My Line?" and "I've Got A Secret".
KSAT San Antonio
courtesy TV Guide
Weekend Lightning Round
... or "Blame the Kids"
- Peter Rice
blames the contestants for "Idol's" woes, overlooks the
whole singing-competition-getting-long-in-the-tooth thing. (The
- "RuPaul's Drag Race"
wins TCA Award (Variety)
- Newlywed Adam Levine
now has a name to drop whenever Blake mentions Miranda (People)
CW Reups for Third Season
From the Wrap
The CW has ordered 24 new
half-hour episodes of “Whose Line Is it Anyway?”
The new run will debut in 2015, though no specific date
or timeslot has been announced yet.
CW's “Whose Line” features Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and
Colin Mochrie, playing improv games with a special guest
each episode. Aisha Tyler hosts, doles out points
(C-Note: which don't matter), and declares a winner each
The show has attracted guest stars Lauren Cohan (“The
Walking Dead”), Misha Collins (“Supernatural”), Michael
Weatherly (“NCIS”), NFL superstar Rob Gronkowski,
Olympic gold medalist and commentator Tara Lipinski,
Kevin McHale (“Glee”), Darren Criss (“Glee”), Olympic
gold medalist and WNBA superstar Lisa Leslie and Kat
Graham (“The Vampire Diaries”).
Based on the original U.K. format, which also spawned a
previous incarnation in the U.S. that ran for eight
seasons on ABC, “Whose Line” is executive produced by
Dan Patterson, Mark Leveson, Jimmy Mulville, Stiles and
Co-created by Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson, the show
comes from Angst Productions and Hat Trick Productions.
"Whose Line Is
It Anyway?" has been reupped for the CW
photo courtesy Warner Horizon TV
"King of Cones": August
Justin Willman Hosts Food
Network Limited Series
From the Futon Critic
Four dessert professionals
compete in their first challenge to capture the taste
and look of summer's favorite destination - the beach!
Next the competitors' ice cream concoctions must whisk
away the judges on a tasty tour de France. Dessert
giants Nancy Silverton, Zac Young, and ice cream tester
John Harrison judge four ice cream makers as they duke
it out for $10,000 and the title of King of Cones.
Justin Willman hosts this special four-part stunt, as
top-level dessert chefs are challenged to use their
skills, creativity and ingenuity to make the most
incredible ice cream treats imaginable on King of Cones,
premiering Monday, August 4th at 8pm ET/PT on Food
Network. In each episode, a giant ice cream truck
arrives with a new theme and mystery ingredient that the
contestants must translate into a uniquely delicious ice
cream dessert - before time runs out. Contestants must
survive three heart-pounding challenges that would leave
any top dessert professional screaming over ice cream,
with a rotating panel of judges, including Duff Goldman,
Doug Quint, Zac Young, Nancy Silverton, Johnny Iuzzini,
Paulette Goto, and Natasha Case determining who advances
in each round and scoops up the grand prize of $10,000.
In the end, only one will be named the first-ever King
The Great Danish Sew
BBCWW Sells "Sewing Bee" to
BBC Worldwide, the
commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, has sold Sewing Bee
to Denmark’s TV2.
The Danish terrestrial broadcaster will launch its own
version of the format, produced by Metronome and
launched on TV2 Fri this fall.
The Love Productions (The Great Bake-Off) format follows
a national competition to the nation’s best amateur
sewer via tense, time-limited challenges.
In addition, TV2 Fri has also picked up the UK version
of The Great British Sewing Bee from BBCWW.
Local versions of the Sewing Bee format have so far been
sold to France (produced by BBC Worldwide Productions
France for Channel M6); Norway (NRK); and Sweden
(licensed to broadcaster TV4 to air on Channel Sjuan).
“We are very excited to be working with TV2 Fri for the
first time on a format deal and hope that the
partnership will prove successful with this very popular
show,” said Suzanne Kendrick, acting head of formats BBC
Worldwide, in a statement.
Thursday: CBS/Fox Home
"Big Brother", "Hell's
Kitchen" Lead to a Demo Split
From the Futon Critic
CBS (5.105 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the top draw on Thursday
with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.197 million
viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "The Millers"
(5.293 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4), "Big
Brother 16" (6.027 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49:
2.1, #1) and "Elementary" (3.043 million viewers, #10;
adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).
Sharing the demo crown then was FOX (3.779 million
viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) with originals from
"Hell's Kitchen" (4.865 million viewers, #6; adults
18-49: 1.7, #2 and "Gang Related" (2.694 million
viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).
Next up was NBC (3.222 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 0.9, #3) and its original lineup of "Hollywood
Game Night" (3.880 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49:
1.1, #T5), "Welcome to Sweden" (2.855 million viewers,
#11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10), "Meet the Engels" (2.078
million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Last
Comic Standing" (3.319 million viewers, #9; adults
18-49: 1.1, #T5).
Meanwhile, ABC (4.731 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49:
0.8, #4) served up its own first run combination of
"Black Box" (3.745 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49:
0.6, #T11), "Rookie Blue" (5.306 million viewers, #3;
adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "NY Med" (5.143 million
viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).
And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.510
million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "The
Originals" (0.448 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49:
0.1, #T14) closed out the night over on The CW (0.479
million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).
Tuesday: A Farewell to
Fox Wins with MLB All-Star
From the Futon Critic
FOX (10.950 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) was of course the network to
beat on Tuesday with its annual presentation of the "MLB
All-Star Game" (10.950 million viewers, #1; adults
18-49: 3.0, #1).
NBC (7.716 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2)
then snagged the silver with a recap of "America's Got
Talent" (8.466 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0,
#2) followed by the season finale of "The Night Shift"
(6.215 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3).
Next up was CBS (6.397 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (7.846
million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "NCIS: Los
Angeles" (6.170 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9,
#T5) and "Person of Interest" (5.177 million viewers,
#6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).
Meanwhile, ABC (3.502 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
0.9, #T3) served up its duo of "Extreme Weight Loss"
(3.560 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and
"Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.385 million viewers, #8; adults
18-49: 1.0, #4).
And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.550 million viewers,
#9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #10) and "Supernatural" (0.533
million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #9) closed out
the evening over on The CW (0.541 million viewers, #5;
adults 18-49: 0.2, #4).
On GSN, episode 2 of "The Chase's" third season rose on
the week to 534,000 viewers, an 8 percent increase. The
cable leader for the night, though, was Food Network's
"Chopped", who, with the opener of its Teen Tournament,
garnered 1.489 million viewers to enter the top 20 for
the night at #19. "Next Great Baker" baked up 987,000.
"Motor City Masters" and "Restaurant Startup" helped
truTV and CNBC to primetime averages of 487,000 and
394,000 viewers respectively.
Happy Friday! Lightning Round
... or "Indefinite Abundance"
- Ten to continue
simulcasting "Family Feud" over all its platforms... how you
say, indefinitely. (mUmbrella)
- BRUTALLY HONEST REVIEW:
"Dating Naked" (VH1) (Time)
- Erin Andrews
graduates from college... football coverage (SI)
- Jasper Carrott looks
back at a 40-year career. And Golden Balls (Birmingham
- CASTING COUCH: Hell
needs chefs for season 14 (The
- PROGRAMMING NOTE: Fox
Fall looks like this: Utopia (September 7), Hell's Kitchen
(September 10), MasterChef Junior (November 7) (The
ELAINE STRITCH: 1925-2014
Broadway Firebrand a Game Show
From CBS Local
Rest in peace, Stritchy.
Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose
gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing
made her a theatrical icon, has died, according to
Brigade Marketing. She was 89.
Stritch died at home Thursday in Birmingham, Mich.
Although Stritch appeared in movies and on television,
garnering three Emmys, she was best known for her stage
work, particularly in her candid one-woman memoir,
“Elaine Stritch: At Liberty,” and in the Stephen
Sondheim musical “Company.”
She worked well into her late 80s, most recently as
Madame Armfeldt in a revival of Sondheim’s musical, “A
Little Night Music.”
She replaced Angela Lansbury in 2010 to critical
She was also a noted game show panelist, playing "Blankety
Blank", "Celebrity Squares", "The Sweepstakes Game",
"Looks Familiar", "The Theatre Quiz", and "Password
Huhn contributed to this story.
courtesy Getty Images
This! Is! Sports!
Catch "Sports Jeopardy!" This
Fall on Crackle!
From the Futon Critic
Sports Jeopardy! with Dan
Patrick is set to debut exclusively on Crackle this fall
and has already received interest from thousands of fans
vying for their chance to prove they have what it takes
to win it all: more than 25,000 contestants registered
to try out for the new TV quiz show's first season.
Auditions began in June in Los Angeles, then traveled to
Las Vegas, Chicago, and Dallas before wrapping up in New
York City on July 19 and 20. The weekly 30-minute
program combines the excitement and prestige of
America's Favorite Quiz Show(R) with the rich and
diverse world of sports.
"It seems that all of the fantasy sports addicts have
found a way to cash in on all that invested time: by
auditioning for Sports Jeopardy!," said Sports Jeopardy!
host Dan Patrick. "Only the strong survive, so good luck
to all the potential contestants and I'll see you on the
Auditions consisted of a qualifying test of 30 clues in
30 sports-related categories; for those who passed the
initial test, the second phase of auditions took place
later that day with mock game play and a short
For more information about Sports Jeopardy! with Dan
Patrick, please visit sportsjeopardy.com.
Wednesday: The Alien
with One Eye
CBS Wins Night with Big
From the Futon Critic
CBS (6.539 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on
Wednesday thanks to a new "Big Brother 16" (6.261
million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1), week two of
"Extant" (7.866 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5,
#2) and a repeat of "Criminal Minds" (5.491 million
viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).
NBC (5.547 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2)
then took home the silver with an encore of "America's
Got Talent" (5.918 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
1.3, #3) and a new "Taxi Brooklyn" (4.805 million
viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).
Next up was FOX (3.632 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 1.0, #3) and its summer mainstay "So You Think
You Can Dance" (3.632 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49:
Meanwhile, ABC (3.532 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
0.9, #4) served up repeats of "The Middle" (3.862
million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "The
Goldbergs" (3.590 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49:
0.8, #T8), "Modern Family" (3.695 million viewers, #7;
adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), another "The Middle" (3.193
million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and a new
"Motive" (3.426 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7,
And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.971 million viewers,
#12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "The 100" (0.476
million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW
(0.724 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5)
closed out the evening.
Saturday Night Special
ITV Studios America to Shop
From Digital Spy
Ant & Dec's ITV show
Saturday Night Takeaway is to receive a US version.
The popular variety show is being developed for a US
audience by ITV Studios America, and will be shopped to
However, it has yet to be confirmed when a pilot episode
may be filmed or which networks ITV are pitching at.
The original series is executive produced by presenters
Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly, and has become one
of the most successful entertainment shows in the UK
since its launch in 2002.
Each episode features a mixture of games, challenges,
pranks and celebrity guests, while viewers at home can
be chosen to have surprise visits and the chance to win
The format has since been used in other countries,
including Germany, Serbia, China and Belgium.
Singer Takes an App
C4 Launches Voting App for New
From Telly Mix
Channel 4 has today launched
a new mobile app for The Singer Takes It All, allowing
users to choose contestants to sing for a huge cash
The upcoming karaoke gameshow – hosted by comedian Alan
Carr – will feature hopefuls performing on an 18 metre-long
The twist is that, for the first time in the UK, viewers
will be able to use an app to vote for each singer in
Before the show airs, users of the app can watch short
clips of potential contestants and deem them either a
‘Hit’ or a ‘Miss’ – with the most popular being invited
to perform live on telly.
Then, during the C4 broadcasts, viewers will vote on
each performer to decide whether the belt moves them
forward to the ‘gold zone’ – or backwards through a
double door, eliminating them from the competition.
The singer who does the best in each episode will take
to the track one more time, as viewers decide whether or
not they should take home the prize.
Bill Bailey Names Tunes
Comic Once Paneled on "HIGNFY",
From the List
Bill Bailey is to present
resurrected game show 'Name That Tune'.
The 50-year-old comedian has already filmed a pilot of
the iconic show and bosses at ITV hope that will be
enough to secure a full series, The Sun newspaper
The comedian-and-actor has starred in a number of
popular game shows throughout his career, including
'Never Mind the Buzzcocks', 'Have I Got News for You'
'Name That Tune' first appeared on screens between 1976
The program was briefly resurrected in 1997 by Channel 5
- when it was presented by Jools Holland - but only
lasted a year.
The decision to bring it back follows a trend that has
seen a number of classic quiz shows brought back to
Among the most popular of these are 'Catchphrase',
presented by Stephen Mulhern, and 'Through the Keyhole',
which is fronted by Keith Lemon.
What's more, next month will see the launch of
'Celebrity Squares', which is to be presented by Warwick
Davis, star of 'Life's Too Short'.
Meanwhile, 'TV Burp' star Harry Hill is reportedly a
frontrunner to host a resurrected 'Stars in Their Eyes'
"Seven Envelopes", One
Watch Greenlights New Game
From TBI Vision
UKTV will show five new
factual entertainment pilots that it has commissioned
for its Watch channel.
The UK digital channel operator ordered the batch of
pilots for its‘Formats Lab’ strand and said that it
expects to take one to series.
UKTV asked UK indies to pitch innovative fact-ent pilots
and has now greenlit Seven Envelopes, Honey I Bought The
House, Who Repairs Wins, Memory Slam and Supersize My
Job. All are one-hour shows aside except Seven
Envelopes, which is 2x30mins.
Seven Envelopes is a reality-gameshow in which seven
contestants compete to open envelopes containing
different cash amounts, before two go head-to-head for a
Who Repairs Wins, from UK indie CPL, pits tradesmen
against one another as they compete for lucrative jobs.
Richard Watsham, UKTV’s director of commissioning, said:
“Innovative formats are hugely underserved at the moment
and we’re making the most of our agility to grab this
opportunity and make Watch a leader in this important
He added: “I’m excited about the potential not only to
take some of these ideas to series but also to make the
lab a recurring event for us.”
Dropped.... and It's a Good Thing
Format Wins in Armoza-Fronted
The winner of the fourth
annual Formagination, a format competition hosted by
Armoza Formats in association with TV Format Fund (TVFF),
is Shy Barmeli with his studio game show Drop Your
Barmeli, who also created the international hits Raid
the Cage and Pull Over, has secured a development and
distribution contract with Armoza Formats and up to
$50,000 to produce his project. The runner-up prize went
to Odelia Yakir and her docu-reality format Marry Me,
Now! Yakir, a comedienne and first-time format creator,
has been given a scholarship to the prestigious
international Entertainment Master Class seminar.
Rodrigo Gonzalez, who created the successful format
Upgrade, won the Audience Favorite for his docu-reality
project Summer of My Life.
Each finalist was given five minutes to pitch their idea
to a panel of international judges and the audience at
the Globes MAD (Marketing, Advertising, Digital Music)
convention. This year's Formagination was sponsored by
TVFF, JSBC, and TF1.
Avi Armoza, the CEO of Armoza Formats, commented: "Over
the years, Formagination has proved to be a very
effective platform to discover the best of Israeli
creative talents and to bring their formats to the
international market. This year was no exception. The
format pitches were of an incredibly high standard, and
this was reflected in the level of debate between the
judges in making the very tough decision of who would
win. We're thrilled to be able to continue being the
voice for Israeli creators in the international industry
and we look forward to developing the winning format
Thursday Lightning Round
... or "Perseverance"
- ICYMI: Stuart Scott's
moving speech at last night's ESPYs. (Mother
- "Family Feud": a
history Down Under (Daily
- A FEW GOOD MINUTES
with Christopher Titus (Westword)
Results for the Week Ending
The week ending July 6,
which included the long July 4th weekend, was the
toughest one of year so far for syndication.
Among the games, CTD's Wheel of Fortune continued to
slow, dropping to a new season low for the third time in
the past four weeks, skidding 8% to a 5.6. CTD’s
Jeopardy! slumped 7% to a 5.4. Debmar-Mercury’s Family
Feud faded 12% to a 4.3, while Disney-ABC’s Who Wants to
be a Millionaire was flat at a fourth-place 2.0 for a
fourth consecutive week.
TV by the Numbers
More on "Face Off"
Catch It on Syfy July 22
From TV by the Numbers
July 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, season 7 of Syfy’s special
effects makeup competition series Face Off begins with
two of the aspiring artists being eliminated before the
competition even begins, a twist that shocks the 16
aspiring hopefuls the moment they arrive to Los Angeles.
This begins Face Off’s “Life and Death” season, in which
the contestants face creative challenges that will
inspire them to explore themes of rebirth and mortality.
In the premiere, the contestants must incorporate a
prosthetic into their audition makeups in a stressful
four-hour challenge. As the artists are working, host
McKenzie Westmore introduces a special guest advisor for
the challenge, horror icon Robert Englund (Nightmare on
Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger). In the end, two artists
are eliminated before ever moving into the Face Off
house or stepping into the lab.
Syfy also rolls out an interactive social element for
season 7, Tweet Off: The Fan Favorite Sweepstakes. Every
week, viewers can tweet which of the contestants is
their favorite using #FaceOff. At the end of every
episode, there will be a reveal of which contestant
garnered the most positive sentiment for the week. And
at the end of the season, the contestant who has the
most cumulative weekly wins is named Fan Favorite and
will be awarded $10,000.
Tweet Off: The Fan Favorite Sweepstakes also gives
viewers the chance to win. Starting with the premiere on
July 22 and running through the end of Face Off’s season
7, viewers can enter the sweepstakes at
www.faceoff.syfy.com to win a Kryolan make-up kit and a
tutorial from the season 7 Fan Favorite.
by the Numbers
Wednesday Lightning Round
... or "Can't Just Leave"
- Jillian Michaels
says that she was being portrayed too harshly on "The
Biggest Loser". Can't start a fire without a spark, lady. (People)
- Erin Andrews' new gig
won't keep her from "Dancing", fiancée (ABC
News), but it may want to keep her from this guy (The
Big Lead - NSFW for language)
- Billy on the record (The
- Andi Dorfman is
perhaps the most "together" "Bachelorette" ever... which
would explain why she's so boring (New
- Adam Richman calls
his social media episode and the ensuing backlash "a wake-up
call". As in wake up and smell the cancellations (Washington
- Nick & Vanessa Lachey
are expecting the next great female game show host... maybe (People)
- PROGRAMMING NOTE: I
don't know whose brain idea it was to split up the Whose
Line hour on the CW, but their move is being reversed next
- Now that "Family Feud"
is a hit in Australia, can it withstand the big gorilla that
is Eddie McGuire? (Sydney
- A FEW GOOD MINUTES
with the First Lady of American Ninja Warrior (Entertainment
Weekly) and a former "5th Grader" made good (BSC
Monday: Born to Die
Fox Wins Night on "MasterChef",
From The Futon Critic
FOX (5.970 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the top draw on Monday
thanks to a new "MasterChef" (5.472 million viewers, #5;
adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and the conclusion of "24: Live
Another Day" (6.468 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
NBC (4.574 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2)
then claimed the silver with a rebroadcast of "Last
Comic Standing" (2.900 million viewers, #11; adults
18-49: 0.7, #11) and a new two-hour "American Ninja
Warrior" (5.412 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7,
#T3), a new season high.
Next up was CBS (5.820 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 1.4, #T3) with repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (4.431
million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Mom"
(4.306 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8),
"Mike & Molly" (5.311 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49:
1.3, #7), "The Big Bang Theory" (5.785 million viewers,
#4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and a new "Under the Dome"
(7.545 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1).
Meanwhile, ABC (5.665 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
1.4, #T3) offered up originals from "The Bachelorette"
(6.647 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) and
"Mistresses" (3.701 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49:
And finally, The CW (0.875 million viewers, #5; adults
18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with its new
lineup of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.520 million
viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12), "Backpackers"
(0.660 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13),
another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.772 million
viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "Seed" (0.548
million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13).
More on "Family Game
Celebs Play to Kick Off Season
5 August 3
From The Futon Critic
For the first time ever,
celebrities and their families will play for charity
when the fifth season of "Family Game Night" returns,
Sunday, August 3 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on the Hub
Network, champions of family fun and the only network
dedicated to providing kids and families entertainment
they can watch together. This season, members of the
audience will play classic Hasbro games like MONOPOLY to
win cash and prizes, along with celebrities, which
include Joey Lawrence, Marlee Matlin, Jon Heder, Niecy
Nash, Tracey Gold, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Lorenzo Lamas
and Melissa Rivers. Lucky audience members will get to
play with WWE Superstar The Miz and WWEDiva Cameron for
cash, prizes and the chance to win a new car. Emmy(R)
Award-winner, Todd Newton returns as host of the series
produced by Hasbro Studios.
The series returns with the classic, action-packed
life-sized Hasbro games viewers love, including JENGA,
BARREL OF MONKEYS, MONOPOLY Remix, YAHTZEE, BATTLESHIP,
CONNECT 4 Basketball, SIMON FLASH, OPERATION, SORRY! and
BOP IT! Boptagon. Every family that participates on
"Family Game Night" plays in the Community Chest round.
One lucky family with the combination that opens the
chest advances to the final MONOPOLY Crazy Cash round
and has a chance to win cash and a new car.
Each of the celebrities appearing this season designated
a charity to which "Family Game Night" will donate their
winnings. Following is the list of celebrities and their
charities. Click below to see the listing!
Materializes in China
Small World Brings New Format
with Doctors Playing Games
London- and LA-based formats
company Small World IFT has sold its medical game show
format Dr What: Diagnosis Unknown into China, where it
will premiere on Chinese broadcaster Zhejiang TV
tomorrow (July 16).
The show challenges medical interns to diagnose
real-life conditions, and has aired for five seasons on
Japan’s NHK as Dr G’s Case File. The show’s Chinese
version – a 12 x 70-minute series entitled Health 007 -
will be coproduced by NHK, China’s Legend Media and
Zhejiang TV. The deal marks the first time the Chinese
broadcaster has partnered with Japan on a format,
according to the distributor.
The deal was brokered by Tim Crescenti, president of
Small World IFT; Aegena Tay, director of program
development at Singapore-based Bomanbridge Media; and
Patrick Peng, research and development director at
China’s Legend Media.
“Doctor What: Diagnosis Unknown is one of very few
unique formats in the market place,” said Hiroya Okado,
senior producer with NHK’s content development center.
“It is a great pleasure that we will now be able to see
the Chinese co-development Health 007 come to life.
“Through the re-enactment of the cases, we hope the
Chinese viewers will enjoy the deduction of a diagnosis
as our viewers in Japan do. The medical information
discussed is educational for viewers of all ages.”
The Hollywood Reporter
Rolling for the Fifth
Catch "The Great Food Truck
Race" August 17 on Food
From The Futon Critic
The Great Food Truck Race is
back for a fifth season this summer, with a brand-new
cast of food truck hopefuls on a high-stakes culinary
road trip with a new route from sunny Southern
California to the beaches of Key West, Fla. These
contenders are not current food truck operators - they
are eight teams of rookies who have food skills, fresh
concepts, an entrepreneurial spirit and the dream to one
day own a food truck business. Each three-person team is
provided a vehicle for the race, but only the
grand-prize winner gets to keep their food truck and a
$50,000 cash prize to start their business. From Sonoran
hot dogs in Tucson, Ariz. and Austin's turbo-charged
food scene in Texas to Oklahoma City burgers,
hand-rolled ravioli in St. Louis and Alabama's shrimpin'
country in Mobile, each team's cooking and sales
strategies are put to the test in city-specific
challenges in every location. Hosted by Tyler Florence,
the seven-episode series premieres on Sunday, August
17th at 9pm ET/PT.
"Watching these young entrepreneurs hit the road to test
their cooking skills and marketing savvy against the
backdrop of different cities and food cultures is
inspiring and entertaining," said Bob Tuschman, General
Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. "The
food truck industry has become a very viable way to
enter the culinary world, and we love giving the winner
the keys to their new career."
This season's teams are: Beach Cruiser (Venice, Calif.)
Chatty Chicken Truck (Chattanooga, Tenn.), Gourmet
Graduates (Providence, R.I.), Let There Be Bacon
(Cleveland), Lone Star Chuck Wagon (Houston), Madres
Mexican Meals (Norwalk, Calif.), Middle Feast (Los
Angeles) and Military Moms (Fort Drum, N.Y.).
Sunday: Half the
Talent, More the Score
Hourlong "Rising Star", "Big
Brother" Leads to a Split Night
From The Futon Critic
ABC (4.703 million viewers,
#2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) pulled into the top demo spot
on Sunday powered by a repeat of "America's Funniest
Home Videos" (6.135 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
1.5, #2), new episodes of "Wipeout" (4.484 million
viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "Rising Star"
(4.804 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) plus
a repeat of "Castle" (3.388 million viewers, #8; adults
18-49: 0.7, #12).
CBS (6.220 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2)
then was a close second with its mix of "60 Minutes"
(8.097 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "Big
Brother 16" (6.650 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49:
2.1, #1) and the flipped "Unforgettable" (6.079 million
viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "Reckless"
(4.048 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).
Next up was FOX (2.034 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 0.8, #3) with a special "Brain Games" (1.458
million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) alongside
repeats of "The Simpsons" (2.144 million viewers, #14;
adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), another "The Simpsons" (2.442
million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), "Family
Guy" (2.591 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5)
and "American Dad" (2.112 million viewers, #15; adults
18-49: 0.9, #T8).
And finally, encores of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.352
million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "Law &
Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.279 million viewers,
#13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and another "Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit" (2.938 million viewers, #9; adults
18-49: 0.8, #11) on NBC (2.480 million viewers, #3;
adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the night.
On Friday, "Funniest Wins" managed to hold 547,000
They're "Buscando Mi
Catch It July 19 on Telemundo
From The Futon Critic
Hosted by international
television star Gaby Espino, Telemundo’s new music
competition “Buscando Mi Ritmo,” slated to premiere
Saturday, July 19th at 6pmET/5c and 10pm PT, named today
New York based singer Eli Jas, Venezuelan actor/singer
Lino Martone, Dominican actor/singer Jose Guillermo
Cortines and Mexican actress Tali Duclaud as the four
celebrity contestants who will partner with
up-and-coming musical bands that are looking to
establish themselves in the music industry.
Singer-songwriter Erika Ender and radio personality
Humberto “El Gato” Rodriguez were also announced as
judges who together with four mentors from different
music genres - Pop, Mexican, Rock, and Tropical - will
judge the performances through the six-episode series.
In partnership with Bud Light, Telemundo is introducing
this new long-form branded musical competition to search
for the unique sound that turns a singer into a star.
After national castings, “Buscando Mi Ritmo” identified
the top 20 bands, four of which, Bachaco, Odas, Los
Hollywood, and Avenida Zero, were selected to
participate in the music competition. The winner of
“Buscando Mi Ritmo” will be unveiled during a blue
carpet performance at Telemundo’s 2014 “Premios Tu Mundo”
awards show in Miami on Thursday, August 21st. In
addition, the winning band will be awarded a special
cash prize and Gibson musical instruments, while the
winning celebrity will be presented with a $25,000
donation to a charity of their choice.
by the Numbers
Let's Play the "Feud",
Catch the New Premiere on Ten!
Ten’s new primetime game
show Family Feud grabbed 690,000 viewers across the
network’s three channels on its return last night.
That number is 381,000 viewers up on the showing of
Modern Family on Channel Ten’s main channel last Monday
in the 6pm timeslot, with the network hoping the heavily
promoted revived format, hosted by Grant Denyer, can
draw more viewers to its primetime lineup.
However, at this stage it is unclear how Ten’s strategy
of road blocking Family Feud across not only its main
channel but also Eleven and One has affected the
audience with Oztam folding in the results for all three
networks together citing the programming and adverts
being the same during the broadcast and not providing a
channel by channel breakdown.
It was up against Seven News and Nine News on the main
channels which got 1.2m and 1.32m respectively.
Family Feud is part of Ten’s plans to revive flagging
ratings, although its audience share has improved in
recent weeks with Masterchef performing strongly in the
absence of Seven and Nine’s big reality franchises on
In a statement host Grant Denyer said: “Family Feud is a
fantastic show that the entire family can truly sit down
all together and enjoy. I think viewers will love how
fun, fast and funny this new series is.
“Hilarious and unexpected answers are the brilliance of
this show; you can never anticipate what falls out of
someone’s mouth under pressure and neither can they.
“It’s really fun to watch, it’s incredibly enjoyable to
play along with at home and I think that it’s a perfect
family alternative for 6pm.”
Sydney Morning Herald
The Winner Is...
African Version of Music Game
Has a New Host
From Spy Ghana
Nigeria’s foremost beer
brand, Star Lager in partnership with creators of global
singing show, The Voice, Talpa International B.V, have
announced Uti Nwachuwu as host for its new and exciting
TV game show ‘Star The Winner Is’.
The unusual show which saw thousands of hopefuls
audition in 5 cities in Nigeria for a chance to step on
the big stage is now set to deliver a nail-biting and
exciting 3months as it will infuse the performance of a
singing competition show and the strategy of a game show
into a thrilling series.
To be hosted by Big Brother Africa All Stars Winner,
Actor and Model and TV show host Uti Nwachukwu, each
episode will feature six acts that will go head-to-head
each week and sing with everything they have for a shot
at the Ten Million Naira and brand new car grand prize.
A recording artist himself, Uti Nwachukwu continues to
connect with reality TV lovers on an unprecedented scale
and has proven himself a capable entertainer and TV
host, combining his trademark charm and an unforced
Uti is a versatile, seasoned host and we are thrilled to
be working with him,” said Tokunbo Adodo, Marketing
Manager Star, Goldberg and Export. “With Uti at the helm
on air introducing surprising and competitive twists,
viewers are sure to be immersed and entertained’’. adds
“It is a head-to-head singing competition, and after
they perform, the 101 jury members cast their votes,”
says Uti, on the uniqueness of the show. “The
contestants have to believe in themselves because as
much as performers need confidence, they also have to be
objective and say, I wont win this round, that is where
the mental warfare begins,” adds Uti.
The first ever season of the show which offers a center
stage to a wide variety of talents from different genres
and musical backgrounds is set to air from July 19 as
follows: Saturdays African Magic 10:00pm, Sundays AIT
Network 10:30pm, Sundays WAP TV 10:30pm, Thursdays ONTV
10pm and other stations nationwide.
Tuesday Lightning Round
... or "Improv"
- Howie Mandel to coach
"Last Comic Standing" (The
- Whitney Thompson goes
from top model to top restauraneur (Jezebel)
- Ryan Seacrest dating
23-year-old model (TMZ)
- Gavin Rossdale
joining his wife on "The Voice" (People)
- Aisha Tyler gets
"Tacky" for "Weird Al's" new video (Slate)
- PROGRAMMING NOTE:
"Dancing with the Stars" returns September 15 (The
Lee is a little disappointed with "Rising Star's"
numbers. And "Jeopardy!" is just another quiz show (The
- "Win Lose or Draw"
heads to Hampton Beach (Seacoast
- Claudia Jordan
joining The Rickey Smiley Show (Radio
- Aussie "Feud" raises
its viewership in night 2 (mUmbrella)
- John Barrowman was
not approached for "Strictly" (Wales
- A FEW GOOD MINUTES
with Grant Denyer (News.com.au)
and Erin Andrews (ABC
NBC's Triple Play for
"Got Talent", "Ninja Warrior",
"Last Comic" All Renewed
From The Futon Critic
As a sign of the prolific
work being accomplished in the network's alternative
division, NBC has given renewals to a 10th season of
"America's Got Talent," a ninth season of "Last Comic
Standing" and a fourth season of "American Ninja
Warrior," which airs in partnership with Esquire
So far this summer, NBC is consistently generating the
highest regular-program ratings among the Big 4
networks, and has won every week this summer among those
nets in adults 18-49 excluding the two weeks when ABC
carried NBA Finals basketball.
"The renewal of these three series is evidence that we
continue to hit our stride in delivering quality
entertainment to a broad viewership," said Paul Telegdy,
President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC
Entertainment. "All of the hard-working talented people
on these shows - both behind and in front of the camera
- should feel very proud of their achievements."
Holding the Guinness World Record as the world's most
successful reality TV format and commissioned in an
incredible 52 territories worldwide, "America's Got
Talent" is a proven fan favorite. With the talent search
open to acts of all ages, "America's Got Talent" has
brought the variety format back to the forefront of
American culture by showcasing unique performers from
across the country. The series is a true celebration of
the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of
singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists,
impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists and
hopeful stars, all vying for their chance to win
America's hearts and the $1 million prize.
"America's Got Talent" is the summer's #1 reality series
on the Big 4 networks in every key measure - adults, men
and women 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54, as well as total
viewers - plus kids 2-11 and teens 12-17. The five
regular "Talent" originals that have aired thus far have
delivered the summer's top five results among all
primetime entertainment telecasts on the Big 4 networks
so far this summer in both 18-49 and total viewers,
beating every episode of every entertainment series on
ABC, CBS and Fox in "plus same day" results.
This is the ninth consecutive season that "America's Got
Talent" has reigned as the top reality show of the
summer in total viewers.
"Talent" is averaging a 3.1 rating, 10 share in adults
18-49 and 12.4 million viewers overall in "most current"
averages from Nielsen Media Research.
"Last Comic Standing" is averaging a 1.7 rating, 6 share
in adults 18-49 and 5.1 million viewers overall, to rank
#14 so far this summer in 18-49 among primetime shows on
the Big 4 Networks. "Last Comic" has finished #1 among
ABC, CBS and NBC in its Thursday 10-11 p.m. ET time
period in 18-49 with six of its first eight telecasts
this summer (and eight out of eight excluding ABC's NBA
"American Ninja Warrior" is delivering a 1.8 rating, 6
share in adult 18-49 and 5.3 million viewers overall, to
rank tied for #12 in 18-49 among all primetime series on
ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox this summer. "American Ninja
Warrior" has finished #1 in its time period among Big 4
shows with six of six regular original episodes so far
this summer and is tied as the summer's #2 primetime
show on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox among kids 2-11 with a 1.0
More on "Bachelor in Paradise"
This August on ABC
With the recent announcement
of fan favorites Marquel Martin and Michelle Money
joining the cast, the Aug. 4 premiere of Bachelor in
Paradise is sure to bring fun, feistiness and plenty of
But the show's contestants, who will compete for another
chance at onscreen love in Tulum, Mexico, are in for a
few surprises – including a new twist that will shake
things up at the start of every episode.
To kick the show off, 14 former Bachelor stars will
arrive at the tropical destination to spend time getting
to know each other, but at the end of the night only six
men will hand out roses – leaving two women flowerless
and on a flight back home.
Contestants shouldn't get too comfortable playing
matchmakers! After the first night, each episode brings
two new Bachelor alum members into the mix, alternating
between men and women for seven weeks, as viewers watch
old romances being rekindled and new sparks being
TV by the Numbers
Thursday: A Big Deal
"Pawnography" A New Hit for
From Broadway World & The Futon Critic
The series premiere of
HISTORY(R)'S new game show Pawnography buzzed in with
2.82 total million viewers making it the #1 new series
premiere of 2014 for HISTORY. The Thursday, July 10 at
10 PM ET premiere brought in 1.2 million with Adults
25-54 and 995,000 with Adults 18-49.
Elsewhere on cable, the premiere of MTV's "Snack-Off"
fared modestly with 834,000 viewers. "The American Bible
Challenge" and "It Takes a Church" helped GSN to a
primetime average of 439,000.
On broadcast, CBS (5.605 million viewers, #1; adults
18-49: 1.4, #1) was the top draw on Thursday with its
mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.861 million viewers, #1;
adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "The Millers" (5.784 million
viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), "Big Brother 16"
(6.153 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and a
rebroadcast of "Extant" (3.840 million viewers, #7;
adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).
FOX (3.576 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2)
then took home the silver with originals from "Hell's
Kitchen" (4.668 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5,
#3) and "Gang Related" (2.484 million viewers, #13;
adults 18-49: 0.8, #10).
Next up was NBC (3.428 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 0.9, #3) and its new lineup of "Hollywood Game
Night" (3.825 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9,
#T6), "Welcome to Sweden" (3.503 million viewers, #10;
adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Meet the Engels" (2.755
million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Last
Comic Standing" (3.328 million viewers, #11; adults
18-49: 1.0, #5).
Meanwhile, ABC (4.579 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49:
0.8, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Black Box"
(3.623 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11),
"Rookie Blue" (4.940 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49:
0.9, #T6) and "NY Med" (5.173 million viewers, #4;
adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).
And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.690
million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "The
Originals" (0.669 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49:
0.3, #T14) on The CW (0.680 million viewers, #5; adults
18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening.
Las Vegas Review Journal
The Futon Critic
The Futon Critic
is a big hit for History
photo courtesy History Channel
Monday Lightning Round
... or "I'm Coming Home"
- Rove McManus
pulls a LeBron James after "Riot" tanks (Pedestrian)
- "The Price Is Right
Live!" is coming to northeast Iowa July 18 (Spencer
- Howie Mandel to play
Four Winds (Casino
- Erin Andrews
"Dancing" to the sidelines of Fox Sports' A-team (SI)
- Eddie McGuire tells
Sydney to "get stuffed", which is Australian for something
we can't print on this site (Herald-Sun)
- Carol Vorderman no
longer a loose woman (Unreality
- Is there bias in casting
"University Challenge"? Some Cambridge documenters think
- Buddy Valastro
rescued from thick fog (New
York Daily News)
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