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 ...
Clay Aiken is "actively considering" a run for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd congressional district, according to the Washington Blade.
The singer, who would run as a Democrat, has already taken the initial steps, having reportedly consulted with political strategist Betsy Conti, who worked for former Vice President Al Gore, made phone calls to gauge support, and talked to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, as well as figures in Raleigh, N.C.
Michaele Salahi and Neal Schon
Just because she is no longer on the Real Housewives doesn't mean Michaele Salahi has shied away from putting her personal life in front of the camera.
The ex-Real Housewives of D.C. star, who is best known for gate-crashing a...
NeNe Leakes and Gregg Leakes
NeNe Leakes and her husband Gregg Leakes walked down the aisle for the second time this weekend, Life & Style reports.
Debbie Gibson, John Barrowman
Arrow and Torchwood star John Barrowman has been tapped to host ABC's new singing competition Sing Your Face Off, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Barrowman will be joined by...
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.
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.