Television audiences are used to shows based on books or films. And they've reluctantly been subjected to series based on blogs or Twitter feeds. Well TV fans better get used to seeing a lot more rusty pickup trucks, empty beer cans, and the Stars and Stripes on their screens, because now there is a series in the works based on a country song.
Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher
Carrie Underwood and her husband, Nashville Predators player Mike Fisher, are about to be proud parents.
Carrie Underwood took home the top prize at Wednesday's CMT Music Awards, winning Video of the Year for "See You Again."
The event, which took place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, was hosted byVeronica Mars star Kristen Bell for the third year in a row.
Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl
The heart of rock & roll really is still beating.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame staged its 29th annual induction ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn back in April, and HBO will air excerpts of the event on Saturday. This year's inductees spanned six decades of music, including Nirvana, KISS, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, the E Street Band and, for the first time ever, two managers: The Beatles' Brian Epstein and The Rolling Stones' Andrew Loog Oldham.
Here are 10 highlights from the ceremony that will be shown on Saturday's special — as well as five backstage moments that viewers won't get to see:
Kerry Washington, Benedict Cumberbatch
Kerry Washington, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan are among the 100 Most Influential People, according to Time magazine.
NBC headed into midseason last year with plenty of momentum — only to see its fortunes collapse as The Voice took a winter nap and new hit Revolution went on hiatus.
Lesson learned. Not taking this fall's solid ratings for granted, NBC will bring its new smash, The Blacklist, back in January before taking a break for the Olympics. And the Winter Games will provide a ratings boost as well as a broad platform on which to market the network's upcoming series.
Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer
NBC is bumping its annual airing of It's a Wonderful Life by a week in favor of an encore presentation of The Sound of Music Live!
The Sound of Music Live
The hills are alive ... with the sound of another live musical coming to a TV screen near you!
NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt told The New York Times that there are plans to do another live musical special next...
Sound of Music Live
When The Sound of Music sang, it soared. And scored, attracting an astounding 18.5 million viewers Thursday during NBC's ambitious three-hour live broadcast of the enduring Rodgers & Hammerstein classic. Climb every ratings mountain, indeed.
With stunning sets and backdrops, generally gorgeous and enjoyable singing — Those nuns! Those kids! — and fluid direction that attempted to minimize the vacuum effect of people performing to an otherwise empty and hollow-sounding soundstage, this was a pleasurable one-night-only stunt that felt like a major TV event. Trust me, there will be more where this came from. (Let's start casting The King and I now.)
Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer
Were the hills actually alive with the Sound of Music Thursday?
Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer were tasked with filling the shoes of Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in the three-hour live production for NBC. Unfortunately, the pair lacked any semblance of chemistry and Underwood's acting chops weren't nearly as strong as her vocals.