Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery
When Downton Abbey's third season premiered earlier this month, it netted 7.9 million viewers, up 96 percent from the Season 2 premiere and earning larger audiences that week than home-country hits such as The Bachelor, The Biggest Loser and New Girl. So what exactly is it about a British period drama that has Americans in a tizzy? TVGuide.com breaks down the six biggest reasons why...
With a new year comes a fresh set of challenges for some of TV's biggest names, shows and networks. Here are some developments we'll be watching closely.
It's the end of an era.
After three years, six seasons and countless drunken fights later, Jersey Shore has come to an end. So did they, in the words of the ever wise Vinny, "go out like true f---ing champions?"
Yes and no.
West Virginia Senator Jo Manchin has a bone to pick with MTV's new reality show Buckwild.
The series, which premieres next month, follows a group of twentysomethings living in a small West Virginia town and has been described as "The Jersey Shore of Appalachia." BuzzFeed obtained a letter the senator sent MTV requesting the network cancel the series.
Watch out, ABC. Fox is going diving with the stars too.
The network will premiere Stars in Danger: The High Dive next month, a two-hour special featuring eight celebrities learning Olympic-style dives, both solo and synchronized.
Jenni "Jwoww" Farley and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
Want to spend New Year's Eve with Jersey Shore stars Snooki and JWoww?
The duo will...
Susanne Daniels, MTV's just-hired president of programming, joins a channel that has seen its primetime ratings slide 31 percent this season. New series like Teen Wolf and Awkward have high viewership and buzz, but MTV is about to lose its signature hit, Jersey Shore. Daniels, who developed faves like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Felicity at The WB and later helped reinvent Lifetime, will now lead the charge to develop MTV's next generation of shows.
Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has gone through a lot of life changes this year. She got engaged, she had a baby and now she has a new hair color!
She shared her fiery new look — which also...
Vinny Guadagnino is replacing the "tan" in "GTL" with "talk show." The Jersey Shore star is getting his own talk show/reality series on MTV, the network announced Tuesday.
Titled The Show with Vinny, the series will put a twist on the talk show format by having Guadagnino interview his guests at his Staten Island home.
The Jersey Shore cast is reuniting for a Hurricane Sandy fundraiser that will be broadcast live on MTV later this month. Seaside Heights, where several episodes of the show have been filmed, was one of the hardest-hit areas during last week's storm.