A week's worth of notable TV has been crammed into one very busy night. Let's take it from the top.
"What a difference a year makes," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said during his opening remarks at the Television Critics Association winter previews Sunday.
Of course, he was referring to NBC's huge comeback this fall. On the strength of Sunday Night Football, a fall cycle of The Voice and new drama hit Revolution, NBC ended the fall as the No. 1 broadcast network. In fact, Greenblatt said the network was up 24 percent in the adults-18-to-49 demographic and 19 percent in total viewers; NBC was also the only network to improve in both measures this fall.
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Despite the fact that he'll be going head-to-head against David Letterman when his late-night talk show moves from midnight to 11:35 p.m. next week, Jimmy Kimmel has nothing but good things to say about his new rival. But Jay Leno, on the other hand? Not so much.
ABC has started promoting Jimmy Kimmel Live's big move to 11:35/10:35c, and tonight will lean on a network titan to help sell that message. Barbara Walters has taped a spot highlighting Kimmel's time slot promotion, which takes place next month.
Walters' promo will air during the 90-minute special Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012, airing Tuesday night at 9:30/8:30c.
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The Walters promo is also notable because her special is produced by ABC News. Kimmel's move back a half hour (starting January 8) is displacing ABC News' Nightline, which shifts to 12:35/11:35c. Perhaps a sign of no hard feelings?
Here's the short Walters promo — featuring a cameo by Jimmy Kimmel Live's Guillermo Rodriguez — that will air tonight...
Is the show about nothing really the best sitcom of all time?
It is according to a new poll conducted by 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair, in which Americans voted Seinfeld as the top sitcom.
The NBC comedy based on the stand-up of Jerry Seinfeld amassed 22 percent of the vote, followed by...
Mark your calendars, awards show junkies and TV devotees!
The TV Academy announced Thursday that the 65th Primetime Emmys will take place on...
The broadcast networks haven't been feeling the love from viewers this fall, and it won't be getting any easier. Here are some big challenges they face as they try to sway hearts, minds and remotes in the second half of the season.
Will high-flying NBC falter when Sunday Night Football ends and Revolution and The Voice take a break?
"It's going to be different," admits NBC's scheduling guru Jeff Bader. "But we have faith in The Biggest Loser on Monday." He also believes Deception, a serialized murder mystery that will replace Revolution starting Jan. 7 and follow Loser, will appeal to...
Jimmy Kimmel has already braved Oprah, the White House Correspondents Dinner and the Emmy Awards this year — so why not cap it off with a hurricane in New York? Of all the weeks to be broadcasting live from New York City, Jimmy Kimmel Live happened to be in Brooklyn for a week of shows when Hurricane Sandy hit.
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Our top moments of the week:
15. Best Reveal, Part I: No guests? No problem for Watch What Happens: Live host Andy Cohen, who puts on a one-man show in the clubhouse on Monday when Hurricane Sandy prevents his guest and audience from showing up. Wearing pajamas in front of a fake fire, Cohen plays clips, takes calls from his viewers, and — most importantly — reveals what his Real Housewives intro line would be: "I may be a man, but I fight like a girl," he declares proudly, staring straight into the camera. Best pajama party ever!
14. Best Shoutout: When Jane suddenly...
When Jimmy Kimmel decided to pull a prank on Twitter during Sunday night's 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Tracy Morgan didn't hesitate to help out. Actually, he was more than willing: He suggested taking his shirt off for the bit — something Kimmel (probably wisely) decided to nix.
Morgan wasn't the only one who quickly answered Kimmel's call for help with this year's awards show. Stars from Girls' Lena Dunham and Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul to singer Josh Groban and the reality emcees who butchered the Emmys as hosts five years ago all went beyond the call of duty. Jimmy Kimmel Live! co-head writers Molly McNearney (who in her spare time is also Kimmel's fiancée) and Gary Greenberg gave TV Guide Magazine some exclusive tidbits on how this year's Emmy laughs came together...