Dancing with the Stars
Last year, Dancing with the Stars reverted back to a one-night format for its 17th season, and as the reality competition heads into its 18th outing, even more big changes are on the way.
"When you're a show reaching its 18th season and its ninth year, I think you have to keep changing things up every so often just to make sure that the experience doesn't become too familiar," executive producer Conrad Green tells TVGuide.com. "It's spring, so it's time for a spring cleaning."
Check out nine big changes coming to Dancing with the Stars this season:
Ed Asner and Melissa Peterman
CMT has canceled its first scripted series, Working Class.
"Unfortunately, CMT will not be pursuing a second season of Working Class. We're sad to see it go," read a message on the show's Facebook page.
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The sitcom, which wrapped its first season on April 1, starred ...
Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez won't be the only new additions to this season of American Idol: Fox's reality juggernaut is bringing Ray Chew in as the show's new music director, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Idol auditions: Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler bring laughs, critiques and tears (of course)
Chew, 42, has previously worked as bandleader and musical director for...
Women's Murder Club by Vivian Zink/ABC
ABC has ordered three more scripts for Women's Murder Club, and not a moment too soon, given that a writers' strike could start as early as tomorrow. Cavemen and Big Shots are now the only new ABC series for which the net hasn't ordered additional episodes.... That's gotta sting: NBC has pulled The Singing Bee from its November-sweeps lineup and replaced it on Tuesday nights with supersized episodes of The Biggest Loser. Ben Katner
Joey Fatone vamps it up for The Singing Bee
With its colorful themes, shouting contestants and big prizes, you'd think NBC's Singing Bee had it all. But on Tuesday, Oct. 30 (8 pm/ET), host Joey Fatone and the rest of the Bee crew — plus audience — will be dressed up for Halloween, and we don't doubt it'll be a spooky and exciting night of singing. TVGuide.com caught up with Fatone about his latest tricks and favorite treats, plus who he's rooting for on Dancing with the Stars!
TVGuide.com: So what did you do at M&M World in New York recently?Joey Fatone: I tap-danced, did backflips, it was amazing. [Laughs] Actually, I was there because M&Ms is doing a huge campaign to kick off the Halloween season — and I love Halloween because I love to go trick-or-treating
As part of a TV Guide cover story on an upcoming all-TV theme song edition of NBC's The Singing Bee, this time around we want to ask you:1. What is the most hummable TV theme ever?2. Which TV theme would you consider your own personal theme song?3. Which TV theme would you most like to hear after a bad day at work?Feel free to respond to as many (yay!) or as few (that's OK...) of the above as you wish!
As part of a TV Guide cover story on an upcoming all-TV theme song edition of NBC's The Singing Bee, we want to ask you:What all-instrumental TV theme song could benefit from some actual words? And are you willing to offer up the "missing" lyrics?If you're feeling creative, this is your place to write the songs that make the TV world sing.
As part of a TV Guide cover story on an upcoming all-TV theme song edition of NBC's The Singing Bee, we want to ask you:1. What is the best TV theme song ever?2. What is the best TV theme song currently on prime time?3. And what are the worst TV theme songs, both ever and currently?Share your thoughts here, and then check back in the days ahead. This is but the first of many TV theme-song related TVGuide.com Asks... surveys to come!
Question: I was surprised to hear that after one good showing of The Singing Bee, NBC would give it a fall spot. This comes from the new president of NBC, who was supposed to be hired to get the network out of last place. The ratings keep going down each week. Why wouldn't NBC wait until the end of the summer tryout to make a decision about the fall? It seems pretty premature and makes NBC look pretty foolish, especially if they go ahead and cancel it after the first few shows in the fall. With this kind of new leadership, NBC will always keep looking up.
Answer: A little perspective here. While there's no question the instant pickup was recklessly (and in retrospect, foolishly) hasty, look at the bigger picture. The impetus behind this move was to get the promising new show Chuck off of Tuesdays, where it would face stiff competition in House (not to mention CW's similarly humorous action-comedy Reaper), and move it to Mondays as a strong lead-in to Heroes. To fill this hole on
David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel in Bones by Art Streiber/Fox
In recent years the Fox network has ended each season on such a high (thanks to hot franchises like American Idol, 24 and House) that we almost forget how badly Fox struggles to get traction in the fall.Perhaps sensing another fall disaster in the making, with two dark new dramas threatening to drag down its Monday and Tuesday lineups, Fox has rejiggered its fall lineup by postponing the murky New Amsterdam (about an immortal detective), originally intended for Tuesdays at 8 pm/ET, until midseason. In its place goes Bones, shifting from a tough Wednesday slot (9/8c) where this appealing procedural would have faced CBS' Criminal Minds, ABC's high-profile Grey's Anatomy spin-off Private Practice, NBC's Bionic Woman and CWs Gossip Girl.This makes Tuesday a pretty powerful night for Fox, with the often underappreciated Bones leading into the mega-hit House. Given the level of angst I tend to hear from Bones fans who can't help themselves from expecting the worst, having been burne...