"Food Fighters" Premieres
From TV Insider
They’re not kidding
around—or are they? On the new season of Food Fighters,
home cooks will once again go head-to-head with
professional chefs in the hopes of banking $100,000.
However, this time, contestants as young as 12 years old
will help spice up the competition. But don’t think the
adults will take it easy on their mini-mes.
“The chef’s reputation is on the line,” says host Adam
Richman (Man v. Food). “Losing to a child is definitely
not going to be easy for them to live down.”
Each episode tasks the amateurs with bringing their best
recipes to make on air, which they prepare in a series
of five rounds, facing off against mystery pros such as
Rocco DiSpirito and Duff Goldman. So do these young ones
even stand a chance?
“These kids are flambéing, making homemade pasta, using
liquid nitrogen,” Richman notes with awe. “They are way
ahead of where I was at age 12.”
"Food Fighters" premieres tonight at 8p on NBC
NBC's "Can Do" Attitude
"I Can Do That" Renewed
From the Hollywood Reporter
NBC is ready to do that
The network has renewed the freshmen variety show I Can
Do That! for a second season, it announced Thursday.
The series, which features six entertainers training and
competing to show off old and new talents, will return
for eight episodes. The celebrity roster for season one
included Cheryl Burke, Joe Jonas, Ciara, Jeff Dye, Alan
Ritchson and Nicole Scherzinger, who won the first
season of the competition. Marlon Wayans hosted.
I Can Do That!, which premiered in May, has been a
steady performer for NBC, averaging a 1.7 live-plus-3
rating among adults 18-49.
“This series thrust our celebrities out of their comfort
zones and into exciting, unpredictable situations, and
they rose to the occasion each week,” said Paul Telegdy,
NBC's president of late-night and alternative
programming. “We are thrilled to bring new challenges
and up the ante for season two.”
Based on an Israeli format, various versions of I Can Do
That! are currently in production in 15 different
countries. The stateside iteration is executive produced
by The Voice's Audrey Morrissey, Matilda Zoltowski
(Dancing With the Stars), Rick Alvarez, Avi Armoza,
Nehama Cohen, Elwin De Groot, Steve Harris and Wayans. I
Can Do That! hails from Universal Television.
The Futon Critic
Wednesday: 100 Masters
CBS Wins Night in Totals,
Splits with Fox
From The Futon Critic
CBS (5.551 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) was the most-watched network
on Wednesday with a new "Big Brother 17" (5.836 million
viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) followed by a repeat
"Criminal Minds" (5.644 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 0.9, #T6) and the return of "Extant" (5.173
million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).
NBC (4.680 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1)
then shared in the demo honors with encores of
"America's Got Talent" (5.351 million viewers, #3;
adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) and "American Ninja Warrior"
(4.344 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3).
Next up was FOX (3.562 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 1.2, #T1) with originals from the 100th edition
of "MasterChef" (4.301 million viewers, #6; adults
18-49: 1.4, #2) and "Bullseye" (2.823 million viewers,
#12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).
Meanwhile, ABC (3.235 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
0.8, #4) served up repeats of "The Middle" (3.832
million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), "The
Goldbergs" (3.170 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49:
0.7, #T9), "Modern Family" (3.682 million viewers, #8;
adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) and "Black-ish" (2.890 million
viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) plus a new
"Celebrity Wife Swap" (2.919 million viewers, #10;
adults 18-49: 0.8, #8).
And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (1.094 million viewers,
#13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "Supernatural" (1.090
million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW
(1.092 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5)
closed out the evening.
- Nick Cannon Presents Wild'n Out (MTV2): 814,000
- @midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy): 487,000
- The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs.
Blackzilians (FS1): 433,000
CBS Daytime #1 Again!
New Ratings Highs for LMAD,
CBS Daytime solidified its
No. 1 standing in the ratings this spring, with all five
of its programs — “The Young and the Restless,” “The
Price Is Right,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Let’s
Make a Deal” and “The Talk” — hitting ratings milestones
during the second quarter.
“Let’s Make a Deal” delivered its largest second-quarter
audience (3.30 million) since its premiere in 2009,
growing 10% year-over-year. The Wayne Brady-hosted
gameshow was also up vs. last year by 5% in both women
25-54 (to 561,000) and women 18-49 (to 431,000).
“The Price is Right” averaged 5.06 million viewers, up
2% vs. last year and the gameshow’s largest
second-quarter audience with Drew Carey as host. The
show’s first half drew its largest second-quarter
audience in 11 years (4.71 million) and its second half
hit an eight-year high (5.41 million).
TV by the Numbers
The Chase Is On....
Seven Greenlights Localized
Version of "The Chase"
From Daily Telegraph
Seven Network has
commissioned a local series of the British quiz show The
Chase in the hope of arresting the ratings slide into
their 6pm nightly Seven News bulletin.
The program is being produced by UK production company,
ITV, the producers of the Ten Network’s surprise 2015
success, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
The one-hour show has been earmarked for the 5pm
weeknight timeslot where it will replace two half-hour
back-to-back shows, Deal Or No Deal hosted by Andrew
O’Keefe and Million Dollar Minute hosted by Simon Reeve.
The two programs provide the critical lead-in to the
news hour but are consistently beaten by the Nine
Network’s Millionaire Hot Seat, hosted by Eddie McGuire.
Sources have told Confidential the program has been in
production at HSV Bouthbank Studios in Melbourne,
although there may be a hitch concerning the host.
The show sees four contestants play against a “Chaser”.
The contestants individually try to amass as much money
as possible answering questions to get themselves in the
However standing in their way is their common enemy, the
“Chaser”, one of the finest quiz brains in the country —
a quiz genius.
If they stay ahead of the “Chaser”, they share the pot.
There has been no hint as to who might have been cast as
“Chaser” for the Australian series which could be on air
for the second half of the years.
The program, headed into its ninth season in the UK, has
become a consistent ratings winner in that market. The
American version, a consistent ratings winner for GSN,
is currently running its fourth season.
Being an hour long, it is hoped the program can
strategically capture and hold an audience for an hour —
rather than seeing them migrate from Seven to nine for
the 6pm news bulletin.
The Truth Is Coming
Anthony Anderson to Host;
Betty White, NeNe Leakes Panels for ABC
From the Hollywood Reporter
Hosted by Anthony Anderson
and produced by FremantleMedia North America, "To Tell
The Truth" is an anarchic and funny re-imagination of
the beloved, game show of the same name. The all new
version will take the excitement to another level
featuring fun characters from pop culture over the
six-episode series. "To Tell The Truth" is coming soon
to the ABC Television Network.
Anderson will preside over four famous faces including
legend Betty White (who has appeared on previous
versions of the show) and actress NeNe Leakes. In each
round they will be presented with three people who all
claim to be the same person with the same incredible
talent, job or achievement. One is sworn to tell the
truth while the others are not. The panel of celebrities
will have a chance to grill each participant before
taking turns deciding who they think is telling the
Anderson's brassy mother, Doris, will be the official
scorekeeper and asking questions of her own, not to
mention embarrassing her son every chance she gets. The
celebrity panelist who performs the worst will have to
tweet a lie about themselves to the world. Cheche and
his Band of Liars will be the house band. Every episode
will end with a show stopping stunt/performance.
The celebrity panelists set to appear in each episode
· Betty White - Seven-Time Emmy(R) Award Winning TV
legend, actress, author and producer, and passionate
supporter of animal health and welfare. Betty is known
for her iconic television roles from "The Golden Girls"
and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."
· NeNe Leakes - Actress, TV personality, producer,
author and fashion designer most recently seen on
Broadway in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella.
"To Tell The Truth" is produced by FremantleMedia North
America and will be taped in front of a live audience in
Los Angeles, California. Barry Poznick, Toby Gorman,
Thom Beers, Jeff Gaspin, George Moll and Anthony
Anderson are executive producers.
The Futon Critic
Thursday Lightning Round
... or "A Pointless Conference"
- Richard Osman hosts
keynote for book conference (The
- DEFINING MOMENT OF
AWESOME: Former "2 Minute Drill" contestant gets paid by
ESPN... as an executive (SVG)
- Nick Clooney to be
named to Ohio Valley NATAS (Lexington
- Paul Sinha to play
Derby Comedy Festival (Burton
Tuesday: I Believe That
We Will... Split!
NBC, Fox Split Night Thanks to
Women's World Cup
From the Futon Critic
FOX (5.880 million viewers,
#3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) got a big boost on Tuesday
with the primetime portion of its "FIFA Women's World
Cup 2015" (9.038 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3,
#1) followed by the special "Beat the Champions" (2.723
million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).
NBC (8.821 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2)
then had to settle for second place with a new
"America's Got Talent" (10.576 million viewers, #1;
adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and the season finale of "I Can
Do That!" (5.311 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5,
Next up was CBS (7.238 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 0.9, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (7.480 million
viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6) and "NCIS: New
Orleans" (6.168 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7,
#T7) bookending the premiere of "Zoo" (8.065 million
viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).
Meanwhile, ABC (2.399 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
0.6, #4) served up repeats of "Fresh Off the Boat"
(2.681 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9) and
"Black-ish" (2.274 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49:
0.5, #10) plus a new "Extreme Weight Loss" (2.360
million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).
And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.027 million
viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "iZombie"
(0.677 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) on
The CW (0.852 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3,
#5) closed out the evening.
- Chopped (Food): 1.520 million
- Ink Master (Spike): 1.071 million
- WWE Tough Enough (USA): 1.047 million
- @midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy): 460,000
Wednesday Lightning Round
... or "War of Dogs"
- Donald Trump
gets dumped by Macy*s (CNN),
and could be replaced on the Apprentice by Sir Alan Sugar (People),
the guy he once had beef with on Twitter (The
- Marco Antonio Regil
to partner his shingle RGL with FremantleMedia (TBI
- FIRST LOOK:
the new season of "Hollywood Game Night" (TV
- Betty White
has a pawfully busy Pawgust coming up (The
- CASTING COUCH: LeBron
James' untitled project is going to Denver (Westword) and
Tyler Perry presents a Tyler Perry production of a Tyler
Perry horror show for $50,000... Tyler Perry (Dread
JACK CARTER: 1922-2015
Comedian a Game Show Mainstay
From USA Today
Jack Carter, a comedian and
actor known for Broadway, television and film roles,
died Sunday. He was 93.
Carter, whose entertainment career spanned more than
seven decades, died of respiratory failure at his home
in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Born Jack Chakrin to Jewish immigrant parents from
Russia, the Brooklyn, N.Y., native got an early career
start, appearing as a mimic on radio's Major Bowes
Amateur Hour as a teenager. He attended the Academy of
Dramatic Art and, besides acting and comedy, he worked
as an emcee, singer, dancer, director and nightclub
entertainer. He made more than 50 appearances on The Ed
After serving in the Army during World War II, Carter
appeared on Broadway in Call Me Mister. On television,
he worked on Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theatre before
becoming host of Cavalcade of Stars. In the early 1950s,
he hosted The Jack Carter Show as part of NBC's Saturday
He also appeared on The Colgate Comedy Hour with such
talents as Ed Wynn, Jimmy Durante, Dean Martin, Jerry
Lewis and Donald O'Connor.
Carter, whose Broadway credits also include Mr.
Wonderful and Top Banana, hosted the first televised
Tony Awards ceremony in 1956. His film resume includes
roles in Viva Las Vegas with Elvis Presley and Mel
Brooks' History of the World: Part I.
The Emmy-nominated actor could be seen in many TV
comedies, including Caroline in the City and 3rd Rock
from the Sun, and dramas, including Dr. Kildare, The
Rockford Files and Diagnosis Murder. He made several
appearances in Showtime's Shameless, including one as
recently as 2014.
Carter was a frequent guest on such variety and comedy
programs as The Dean Martin Show, The Andy Williams
Show, The Jackie Gleason Show, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
and numerous Bob Hope specials. During the 1970s and
1980s, he appeared as a celebrity panelist no such game
shows as The Match Game and The $10,000 Pyramid.
Behind the camera, Carter directed Lucille Ball's CBS
comedy, Here's Lucy, and such plays as A Thousand
Clowns, Silver Anniversary and Mouth-Trap.
Carter is survived by his wife Roxanne, who he married
in 1971; his son, Michael Carter, and Michael's wife,
Victoria; his son, Chase Carter; his daughter, Wendy
Carter; and his grandchildren, Jake and Ava.
Christian Science Monitor
Syndies: Week 39
Results for the Week Ending
A newsy week gave the
entertainment news magazines a bump in the week ended
June 21 while most of the rest of syndication lagged.
Debmar-Mercury’s Family Feud, which led all of
syndication and games in the prior week for the first
time ever, dipped 3% to a 5.9 to land in a three-way tie
for first place in the category. CTD’s Wheel of Fortune
faded 2% to a new season low, while CTD’s Jeopardy! was
steady. Year to year, Feud climbed 23%, Jeopardy! added
2% and Wheel was flat.
Alone and far back in second place, Disney-ABC’s Who
Wants to Be a Millionaire fell back to its all-time low
1.6 for the eighth time in nine week, losing 6% for the
week and 20% for the year. Debmar-Mercury’s Celebrity
Name Game slumped 8% to a 1.2.
by the Numbers
TV Media Insights
Epic Game Show Time
Harley Morenstein Hosts "Win
It for the Bar" on YouTube
Collective Digital Studio
has a new series that will appeal to YouTube’s foodie
crowd. The multi-channel network debuted the food game
show series Win it for the Bar on the newly-launched
Beer ‘N Stuff channel on June 29, 2015.
In Win it for the Bar, random bar and pub customers must
correctly answer a set of food-inspired questions for a
chance to win the entire establishment a round of free
eats. The show host poses as the bartender, and then
asks one bar patron, who unknowingly sat down in the hot
seat, the culinary trivia questions. If the patron
answers all questions correctly, everyone wins food; if
the patron misses a question, he or she must buy someone
The first episode of Win it for the Bar features host
and undercover bartender Harley Morenstein, a fitting
role considering his food-focused job in Epic Meal Time.
You can catch all future episodes of Win it for the Bar
on the Beer ‘N Stuff channel, which a CDS rep confirms
will also serve up plenty of other food-based original
series in the next few months.
Monday: Ninja Assassin
NBC Beats Competition with "ANW"
From The Futon Critic
NBC (5.593 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) claimed top honors on Monday
with new episodes of "American Ninja Warrior" (6.678
million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) and "The
Island" (3.424 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1,
ABC (5.560 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2)
then was a close second with originals from "The
Bachelorette" (6.628 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49:
1.9, #T1) and "The Whispers" (3.425 million viewers, #7;
adults 18-49: 0.8, #9).
Next up was CBS (5.274 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "2 Broke
Girls" (4.591 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9,
#T4), "Mike & Molly" (4.679 million viewers, #5; adults
18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Scorpion" (4.961 million viewers, #4;
adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.228
million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).
Meanwhile, FOX (3.278 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
0.9, #T3) served up a new "So You Think You Can Dance"
(3.278 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).
And finally, repeats of "The Originals" (0.565 million
viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and "Whose Line
Is It Anyway?" (0.740 million viewers, #10; adults
18-49: 0.2, #T10) plus the return of "Cedric's Barber
Battle" (0.531 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2,
#T10) on The CW (0.600 million viewers, #5; adults
18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening.
- Cake Wars (Food/premiere) - 1.021 million
- @midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy) - 461,000
Sunday: A Sure BET...
Equals a Bit of Point Shaving
CBS, ABC Split Night
From the Futon Critic
ABC (5.163 million viewers,
#2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday
with a rebroadcast of "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.372
million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) followed by
week two of "Celebrity Family Feud" (8.143 million
viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "BattleBots"
(4.854 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) plus
a repeat "Castle" (3.283 million viewers, #10; adults
18-49: 0.7, #T8).
CBS (5.246 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2)
then claimed the silver with its mix of "60 Minutes"
(7.122 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4),
"Big Brother 17" (5.707 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 1.7, #2), "Madam Secretary" (4.160 million
viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "CSI: Crime
Scene Investigation" (3.997 million viewers, #8; adults
18-49: 0.5, #T12).
Next up was NBC (3.304 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 0.6, #3) and its quartet of "Dateline NBC" (4.650
million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Dateline
NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That" (3.809 million viewers,
#9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), a repeat "I Can Do That!"
(2.543 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10)
and the season finale of "American Odyssey" (2.215
million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16).
And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (0.870 million
viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T17), another "Bob's
Burgers" (0.730 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2,
#T17), "The Simpsons" (1.549 million viewers, #14;
adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.229
million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), "Family
Guy" (1.796 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8,
#T6) and a new "Golan the Insatiable" (1.145 million
viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) on FOX (1.220
million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out
- Food Network Star (Food): 2.120 million
- Flea Market Flip (HGTV, 12:30p): 1.688 million
- Flea Market Flip (HGTV, noon): 1.446 million
- Cutthroat Kitchen (Food): 1.328 million
- Guy's Grocery Games (Food): 1.158 million
Tuesday Lightning Round
... or "The Song That Doesn't End..."
Fireworks & Buzzrs
Digital Subchannel to
From TV by the Numbers
America’s new digital multicast network, BUZZR, is set
to celebrate Independence Day with a lineup of some of
America’s favorite game shows, but this time with a
special twist! Airing in primetime at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM
PT with a re-airing at 11:00 PM ET/8:00 PM PT, viewers
will be pulled into the game show time capsule with 4th
of July episodes from decades past. The patriotic
celebration will kick off with the memorable July 4,
1985 episode of Body Language, featuring host, Tom
Kennedy and some familiar celebrity faces, including
Lisa Bonet and Jason Bateman. The festivities will
continue with episodes of Match Game, Press Your Luck,
Card Sharks, Super Password and Password Plus, making
this special television event the perfect post-fireworks
Episode airtimes are as follows:
- 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT
BODY LANGUAGE (July 4, 1985)
- 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT
MATCH GAME (July 4, 1974)
- 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT
PRESS YOUR LUCK (July 4, 1985)
- 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT
CARD SHARKS (July 4, 1980)
- 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT
SUPER PASSWORD (July 4, 1985)
- 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT
PASSWORD PLUS (July 4, 1980)
“Game shows consistently
highlight some of the best aspects of the American
culture,” said Mark Deetjen, Vice President of
Programming, BUZZR. “What better way to celebrate that
fun and excitement than with episodes unique to BUZZR
that look at our nation through the lens of these wild
vintage game shows originally broadcast on July 4th?”
by the Numbers
More on the New Season
The Money Tree Returns, Among
Everything old is new again.
Our friends at Buzzerblog are reporting that when "Who
Wants to Be a Millionaire" returns with Chris Harrison
at the helm, it will return to using the classic format,
albeit with 14 questions instead of 15.
The lower tier of questions will be worth $500, $1000,
$2000, $3000, and $5000. The middle tier will be worth
$7000, $10,000, $20,000, $30,000, and $50,000. The high
end questions remain the same from the shuffle format.
A return to the basics necessitated a return to a
classic lifeline, the 50:50, where the computer removes
two incorrect answers. It joins Ask the Audience and
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" returns this fall.
More on "Geeks Who
Catch It On Syfy July 16!
From Broadway World
Syfy invites techies,
trekkies and pop culture junkies to play along with
Geeks Who Drink, a new weekly game show hosted and
executive produced by Zachary Levi, star of NBC's Chuck
and upcoming Heroes Reborn. Premiering Thursday, July 16
from 11-11:30PM ET/PT, the series kicks off the
network's new weekly, 11PM late-night programming hour,
which also includes the new original series, Reactor.
GEEKS WHO DRINK is based on the pub trivia CONTEST of
the same name, which has become a nationwide phenomenon
with people participating at bars all across the
country. The 12-episode, half-hour series is produced by
Levi's production arm, The Nerd Machine, along with
Kinetic Content (Married at First Sight, Little Women,
The Taste) and Condé Nast Entertainment.
In each episode of Geeks Who Drink, two teams of
self-proclaimed "trivia geeks" go head-to-head and
shot-for-shot as they battle it out in rapid-fire
quizzes that cover topics ranging from pop culture to
Science fiction. Each team consists of three players - a
celebrity team captain and two trivia pros. After three
rounds of raucous game-play, the team with the largest
bar tab wins the game, along with bragging rights.
The rundown of geek-tastic celebrity team captains
includes (Note: Air order TBD):
- John DiMaggio ("Adventure Time") vs. David Giuntoli
- Alan Tudyk ("Firefly") vs. Justine Ezarik aka iJustine
- Matthew MacCaull ("iZombie") vs. Andrew Daly
- Felicia Day (Geek & Sundry) vs. Dexter Darden (Maze
Runner: The Scorch Trials)
- Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings) vs. Rob Kazinsky
(Hot Pursuit, upcoming Warcraft motion picture)
- Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica, Ascension) vs.
Kevin Weisman (Alias,Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
- Zachary Knighton (Happy Endings) vs. Harold Perrineau
- Robert Buckley (iZombie, One Tree Hill) vs. Retta
(Parks and Recreation)
- Grey Damon (Aquarius) vs. Josh Brener (Silicon Valley)
- Brett Dalton (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) vs. Mark
Pellegrino (The Returned,Being Human,
- Jonathan Sadowski (Chernobyl Diaries, Terminator: The
Sarah Connor Chronicles) vs. Lenny Jacobson (Big Time in
- Scott Porter (Hart of Dixie, Caprica) vs. Eric
Christian Olsen (NCIS: Los Angeles)
In addition to Levi, executive producers for GEEKS WHO
DRINK are Chris Coelen, Karrie Wolfe, Corin Nelson, Dawn
Ostroff, Joe LaBracio and David Coleman.
Monday Lightning Round
... or "Napalm: Part 3"
- Donald Trump
and NBC are calling it a day. He said... (TV
Insider), SHE said... (Politico)
Time said... (Time)
- Like every good "Bachelorette",
Amy Schumer has conditions (E!)
- IN MEMORIAM: Jack
Carter (1922-2015) (The
Hollywood Reporter) on "Match Game" (YouTube)
- LIST ABUSE: The five
baddest women to run the American Ninja Warrior course (Reel
Life with Jane)
- Crystal Maze: more
money equals more games (Digital
- A FEW GOOD MINUTES with
Jonathan Bennett on "Cake Wars" (TV
Insider) and Iddo Rosenblum, the creator of "BOOM!" (World
Thursday: "Boom!" Goes
CBS Wins on "Big Brother"
From the Futon Critic
CBS (6.260 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) claimed top honors on
Thursday with a new "Big Brother 17" (6.409 million
viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) followed by the
return of "Under the Dome" (6.430 million viewers, #2;
adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and a second "Under the Dome"
(5.942 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).
FOX (2.933 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2)
then claimed the silver with the debut of "Boom!" (2.510
million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6) and a new
"Wayward Pines" (3.357 million viewers, #7; adults
18-49: 1.2, #T4).
Next up was NBC (3.888 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 0.8, #3) with fresh installments of "Dateline
NBC" (6.851 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3,
#T2), "Aquarius" (3.217 million viewers, #9; adults
18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Hannibal" (1.595 million viewers,
#11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11).
Meanwhile, ABC (3.843 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
0.7, #4) served up originals from "The Astronaut Wives
Club" (4.504 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7)
and "Mistresses" (3.312 million viewers, #8; adults
18-49: 0.7, #8) followed by the return of "Rookie Blue"
(3.714 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).
And finally, a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.903 million
viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and a repeat "The
Vampire Diaries" (0.558 million viewers, #13; adults
18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (0.731 million viewers, #5;
adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening.
- Alone (History): 1.697 million
- Beat Bobby Flay (Food): 1.328 million
- @midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy): 389,000
New York Daily News
The Futon Critic
"Flip" Moving House
New Season to Play on GAC
From the Futon Critic
Great American Country will
showcase a three-day marathon of Flea Market Flip, the
Emmy-nominated series starring Good Morning America
co-host and two-time The New York Times bestselling
author, Lara Spencer. The Flea Market Flip marathon,
which begins Friday, July 3, at 8 p.m. will set the
stage for the series' fifth season premiere on Sunday,
July 5, at 8 and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT with back-to-back
episodes. The competition series, which just wrapped its
highest-rated season yet, showcases duos who compete to
repurpose flea market finds for a profit and a chance to
win $5,000. Spencer, who is a designer and a longtime
flea market enthusiast, continues to serves as the
series host, creator and executive producer in the 14
new half-hour episodes.
The Flea Market Flip marathon airs on GAC as follows:
Friday, July 3, from 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. ET/PT
Saturday, July 4, from 1 p.m. - 12 a.m. ET/PT
Sunday, July 5, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. ET/PT, with new
episodes premiering at 8 and 8:30 p.m.
Happy Friday Lightning Round
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