Another nail landed in the Smash coffin Monday: Star Debra Messing has been cast in the lead role of an untitled CBS comedy pilot from former Sex and the City writers, TVGuide.com has learned.
NBC's latest Jay Leno debacle — not to be confused with its previous Jay Leno debacles — has at least momentarily distracted everyone from the Peacock network's other woes.
Even if Jimmy Fallon is on deck to take over The Tonight Show, the earliest that will happen is a year from now. NBC has more pressing issues right now, starting with primetime.
Splash made a huge, uh, splash Tuesday.
ABC's diving competition series premiered to 8.8 million viewers and a 2.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the network's biggest unscripted series debut in more than two years and the highest-rated reality premiere since The X Factor in 2011. Splash was also up 13 percent from Celebrity Wife Swap's premiere in the timeslot. Lead-outs Dancing with the Stars recap show (9.6 million, 2.1) was up from last spring's ...
The struggling Smash, which NBC is moving to Saturdays starting April 6, will close out its second (and likely final) season in late May or early June by sending the main characters to the Tony Awards. A trip to Broadway's big night "was part of the pitch that got me the job," says executive producer Josh Safran, who took over as showrunner this season. "It's an event that doesn't necessarily require you to be nominated to be there. People attend, perform and present awards. And there is a song that involves the entire lead cast."
Sean Hayes, Megan Hilty
And so the death march begins. NBC is moving the ratings-challenged Smash to Saturdays beginning April 6, the network announced Wednesday.
NBC, however, emphasized that it will air...
Smash grew for the first time since its premiere a month ago on Tuesday.
The musical drama nabbed 2.9 million viewers and a 0.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, inching up a tenth.
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Fox won the ...
The title of this week's pivotal episode of FX's Justified (Tuesday, 10/9c), "Get Drew," may evoke memories of an Elmore Leonard classic (Get Shorty), but Justified is a modern classic in its own right, honoring Leonard's spirit with wit and suspenseful grit and twisty plotting that just won't let up. That's especially true after last week's revelation of the identity of the long-missing and much-sought-after Drew Thompson, who sets off a multi-faceted manhunt.
Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn
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Question: Along with Parenthood, The Good Wife is in my opinion still one of the best dramas on network TV. And the mock trial episode was, as you recently noted, the best so far of the season. However, I have recently been feeling that this show has been lacking, not necessarily in quality (with the exception of the whole Kalinda's husband debacle), but in freshness. For me the show has been very stagnant. A case here, a little Will/Alicia flirtation there, mixed in with Peter's campaign and/or Eli's troubles. Every week is pretty much the same thing with a different guest star. Nothing seems to be new or fresh. What's most frustrating about the lack of freshness is how easily they could remedy that. I would be extremely interested in watching what Cary proposed unfold, for he and Alicia to form their own firm. Watching Cary and Alicia go head to head with Will and Diane would be a welcome change to the same old same old.
With the future of Bombshell hanging in the balance (more specifically, in Eileen's hands), we don't know what to expect of the musical when Smash returns for an all-new episode Tuesday. Will it be Julia's reimagined male-driven narrative or Tom's favorite Marilyn-centric draft?
Seriously, Mike Kresteva will do anything to win a one-way ticket to the governor's mansion on The Good Wife.
After first exploiting his son's illness, it appears Peter's opponent is now going to a higher power — Cardinal James to be exact — as the election nears. In these new photos from The Good Wife, Alicia (Julianna Margulies) puts on her finest grown-up clothes for an event where she runs into an equally dapper-looking Mike Kresteva (returning guest star Matthew Perry). However, it...