Amy Poehler, Michael J. Fox
NBC has learned its lesson.
Last season, after a strong fall powered by The Voice and Revolution, NBC not only kept the shows off the air until March 2013, but chose not to launch any midseason series in January, cuing up a huge collapse.
"Essentially the momentum from last fall fell away. This year things are different," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said Sunday at the network's Television Critics Association winter previews. "Of course, we've got the Olympics for 18 nights, but I also think we've also gotten smarter about how we've scheduled January and February. We didn't take The Blacklist off the air in January. ... Last Monday's episode ... saw a 60 percent jump in the demo."
Billy Crystal, Jimmy Fallon among Jay Leno's final Tonight Show guests
The Blacklist, Greenblatt noted, is the No. 1 drama and No. 1 new series in the 18-49 adult demo and No. 2 scripted series ...
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner welcomed a baby boy on Monday.
"We just welcomed a beautiful & healthy son into the world. Jared, Arabella and I couldn't be happier!" Trump tweeted.
Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy, Sherri Shepherd, Barbara Wallters
The View kicked off its 17th season Monday, with new co-host Jenny McCarthysitting at the table for the first time in her new capacity.
Donald Trump, Trace Adkins
Who's Donald Trump's latest Celebrity Apprentice?
Penn Jillette and Trace Adkins
Rest easy; only one more person is getting fired. Enough celebrity blood on the floor. Donald "Mr." Trump picks his sixth Celebrity Apprentice — either country musician Trace Adkins or comedian-magician Penn Jillette — on Sunday at 9/8c on NBC.
Donald Trump may be spending his Apprentice summer hiatus in court.
NBC has renewed Celebrity Apprentice for another season, according to star Donald Trump.
Enough of Gary Busey and his ridiculousness. It's time for the Celebrity Apprentice competition to really begin.
Donald Trump, Jon Stewart
Donald Trump is not amused. After Jon Stewart said that the businessman's "real name" was "F---face Von Clownstick" on Wednesday's The Daily Show, Trump lashed out at Stewart and anyone who found the joke funny.
Lisa Rinna, Gary Busey, Penn Jillette
All-Star Celebrity Apprentice judge Ivanka Trump says the contestant that has impressed her the most this season is Lisa Rinna.
"Lisa Rinna has really come out strong and she had been fired relatively early in her season," Trump tells TVGuide.com in the video below. "This season has been less of a surprise because we know the relative strengths and weaknesses of each of the people, but I think they're harnessing each other's competitive energy and really putting forth their best. People who were incredibly formidable characters in past seasons ... are coming out swinging."
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Rinna is among the remaining six celebs duking it out for their charity and to be "hired" by Donald Trump. The others are Lil Jon, Gary Busey, Trace Adkins, Penn Jillette and Marilu Henner.