If next season turns out to be a tame or even timid one on network television, you can thank the season that’s winding down.
CBS is finally joining TV’s march backward in time to the 1960s, with a pilot for a gangster series set in ’60s Las Vegas.
NBC smashed its way to victory in the ratings Monday night — a huge turnaround for the network on a night where it suffered mightily all season.
The broadcast networks have canceled (or all-but canceled) five shows so far this season, exactly the number pulled from the airwaves by this time a year ago. But one crucial difference between this year and last: This year has some breakout hits. The cancellations help illuminate several trends about the season: Funny women are thriving. […]
By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Hugh Hefner and the Parents Television Council agree on one thing, at least — that NBC never should have aired “The Playboy Club.” The Playboy publisher reflected on Tuesday’s cancellation of the series — set at the Playboy Club in Chicago in the 1960s — via his Twitter […]
By Tim Molloy LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Following NBC’s cancellation of “The Playboy Club,” Hank Azaria has taken to Twitter in hopes of rescuing his new comedy, “Free Agents,” from being the next show to exit the network. “Okay, it’s do or die time for my show Free Agents — we need eyeballs tonight at […]
It’s really not a great week for Eddie Cibrian. The actor, 38, was rushed to a Chicago-area hospital Tuesday night after hurting his right heel shooting “The Playboy Club” at Cinespace Studios, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times. Cibrian sustained a “deep gash” while running through an alley and getting his foot stuck beneath a […]
“Two and a Half Men” declined yet again in the ratings, in the third outing of its new season starring Ashton Kutcher. But the drop-off in viewership was considerable less than the previous week, when the star-crossed series lost 8 million viewers off its widely anticipated premiere a week earlier. This week’s results could mean […]
And we have our first casualty of the season, folks! This year that unfortunate claim goes to… “The Playboy Club.” NBC has pulled the struggling bunny drama from its schedule after three episodes. The new Brian Williams newsmagazine “Rock Center with Brian Williams” will air in its place on Mondays at 10/9c beginning October 31. […]
ABC emerged as the top-rated network Monday night with “Dancing With the Stars” and “Castle,” while “Two and a Half Men” and “2 Broke Girls” each lost about 8 million viewers since their phenomenal starts a week earlier on CBS. ABC won the night — the second Monday of the new fall season — with […]