When Kevin Bacon signed on last month to play a serial killer in the new Fox pilot from The Vampire Diaries producer Kevin Williamson, there was a catch: Bacon would only commit to star in 15 episodes a year. Eager to make Bacon sizzle in primetime, the network agreed.
Fox execs view the Bacon drama, should it go to series, as an opportunity to start airing more cable-like short-order TV series. ABC struck a similar deal this past year with Missing star Ashley Judd in order to accommodate her schedule. Only ten episodes of Missing were shot this year, and even in success, that number will never be more than 13.
Our top moments of the week:
13. The Worst Ex Factor: If you have to ask, "You sure this isn't racist?" three times, chances are, it probably is. On MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Exes, Emily decides to play a "prank" on her African-American partner and ex-boyfriend, Ty, by smearing chocolate all over her face to do a blackface impersonation of him with Camila, who does her best ...
Christian Slater, Megan Mullally
Breaking In came back from the dead to a ratings bump Tuesday night — but it's not all good news.
The comedy's Season 2 premiere opened to 3.6 million viewers and a 1.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demo, a 31 percent rise in the demo from ...
So that was weird.
Last night, things on The River went from scary to schizo as the crew of Magus uncovered footage of looked to be Emmet's final hours. Turns out he was being hit on by Katie Featherston from Paranormal Activity and terrorized by a jungle demon...
Paul Blackthorne is venturing from ABC's The River to CBS' CSI.
The actor has been cast as...
Just like the good ol' days, American Idol led Fox to a Tuesday night win — but not with its old audience.
With its first live show of the season, Idol pulled in 15.8 million viewers and a 5.0 in the adults 18-to-49 demo to help Fox notch the highest Tuesday demo rating of any ...
Lee Tergesen, Eloise Mumford and Leslie Hope
Sixteen days down the Boiuna, and the determined folks looking for Dr. Emmet Cole in the Amazon have already been assaulted by cockroach storms, the creepy dolls of a dead girl, el corpo seco, spontaneous blindness, and a hanging man who can't die.
But the really freaky stuff isn't going to come from outside of the Magus for much longer.
Is anyone in Cougar Town?
The comedy hit new series lows in its second week back on the air, posting 4.5 million viewers and a 1.7 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demo Tuesday. Those figures are only down 8 and 6 percent from the previous week, but the show still dropped while its lead-in Last Man Standing remained ...
Courteney Cox and Busy Phillips
Can we give the Cougar Town crew an A for trying?
Despite the cast and producers' valiant guerrilla marketing effort for the long-delayed third season, the comedy returned Tuesday to 4.8 million viewers ...
Courtney Cox, Josh Hopkins
Now here's about the nicest Valentine's Day present anyone could hope for: the long-awaited return of Cougar Town, a show that's so much fun to love, you can't help but wonder if ABC kept it off the air so long just to make our hearts grow fonder.