Courteney Cox, John Cho
What's in a name? A lot when it comes to show titles. Naming a show isn't easy. You want to be brief but convey what the show is about, catchy but not cliché, original but not too out-there, inviting but not alienating. The last one sounds like a no-brainer, but tell that to ABC. For a network nicknamed the Alphabet, it has been the worst title offender in recent years. (But hey, they are into irony.)
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Fox has given series orders to hip-hop drama Empire and Steven Spielberg's Red Band Society, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson will star opposite Terrence Howard in Fox's Empire, TVGuide.com has learned.
From The Butler's Lee Daniels and Game Change's Danny Strong, Empire is a family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire that will feature both original and current music.
Princesses: Long Island
Living with your parents for the rest of your life isn't just the theme of an ABC comedy. It's reality — or at least a Bravo reality show — for the six women willingly living under mom and pop's roof in Princesses: Long Island. And why wouldn't they when their parents' bank account is served to them on a silver platter?
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sofia Vergara
Modern Family topped Wednesday, but fell to a finale low.
The Season 4 closer drew 9.9 million viewers and a 3.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down half a point from last year and one-tenth from last week. The rest of ...
Candice Glover and Ryan Seacrest
American Idol's final performance show topped Wednesday.
The one-hour broadcast drew 11.6 million viewers and a 2.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, even with last week. Boosted by Idol, Part 2 of So You Think You Can Dance's Season 10 premiere followed with 7.1 million and a 2.3, rising four-tenths from ...
Derek Hough, Kellie Pickler
ABC announced its new fall schedule Tuesday, adding new series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to lead off a brand new Tuesday slate and reducing Dancing with the Stars to one night a week.
ABC has renewed 11 series, including vet Grey's Anatomy, which will enter its 10th season, and freshman series Nashville. However, the network also canceled Happy Endings, Body of Proof, Red Widow, Malibu Country and How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life).
American Idol was the top-rated show Wednesday, but it couldn't take down The Voice head-to-head.
A special episode of The Voice drew 8.7 million viewers and a 2.7 in the ...
Reid Scott, Sarah Chalke
Polly (Sarah Chalke) is faced with a dilemma this week on ABC's How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life): Should she go on a date with Scott or stay home with her daughter?