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The Paley Festival orchestrates a Buffy reunion!!!
January 24th, 2008 under TV Scripted Prime Time. [ Comments: 3 ]

The Paley Fest which brought together casts and staffs of shows like the Golden Girls for amazing one-night reunions is bringing the cast and staff of Buffy together again Once More with Feeling in March. This year's festival will also have the casts and staff from Gossip Girl, Chuck, Pushing Daisies, Mad Men, Dancing with the Stars, Dirty Sexy Money and a night with Judd Apatow! Plus they are moving to a great new location the Cinerama Dome!!!
I have been going to at least one show each year and they are seriously one my favorite nights of the year! You learn about the show from the people who work on them and you really get a feel for the show and you get behind-the-scene gossip!
Tickets go on sale February 4th for members of the MTR and it is worth joining as thank you to them for putting on the Paley Festival!  
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Studio 60 is a DVR darling!
December 29th, 2006 under TV Scripted Prime Time. [ Comments: none ]

 

The initial ratings for NBC’s "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" often don’t look that great. A week later, though, they generally look somewhat better. The first-year series from "West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin is the most "time-shifted" series on television this season, according to ratings provider Nielsen. That means a greater percentage of its viewers record the show and watch it later than anything else on the broadcast networks. At the beginning of 2006, Nielsen started tracking two different ratings systems as a way to measure the impact of digital video recorders. "Live plus same-day" ratings — the ones reported on Zap2it every morning — measure the number of people who watch a given show as it airs or within the next few hours. In "Studio 60’s" case, that number hovered around 8 million people for much of the fall. Nielsen also tracks "live plus seven" ratings, which includes people who watch a recorded copy of a show within the next week. "Studio 60" adds nearly 11 percent to its total audience in those ratings; including reruns, its average is closer to 9 million viewers for the season. All but one of the top 10 time-shifted shows air on NBC or The CW, suggesting that people may not be breaking their habit of watching higher-rated networks (CBS, ABC) live but are sampling other shows thanks to their DVRs. "Studio 60’s" lead-in, "Heroes," already draws a big same-day audience, but it’s second in the time-shifted ratings as well, adding 9.1 percent more viewers in the following week. The rest of the top 10 are "Gilmore Girls," which adds 7.9 percent more viewers; "America’s Next Top Model," 7.7 percent; "30 Rock," 7.5 percent; "Friday Night Lights," 7.5 percent; "The Nine," 6.7 percent; "Supernatural," 6.7 percent; and "Kidnapped," "One Tree Hill" and "Smallville," all at 6.6 percent.

Zap2It 

I am one of those people who watches almost everything on DVR. There are just a handful of shows I watch live and even that is rare. Do you still watch live TV?

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Key West will get the first free Gay TV station next year!
November 28th, 2006 under TV Scripted Prime Time. [ Comments: none ]

WGAY-TV, America’s first free-to-air terrestrial TV station aimed at LGBT audiences, will launch in Key West, Florida at midnight on January 1, 2007. The station plans to expand nationally on cable, and will be carried on cable in Key West from launch. "Our goal is to offer a variety of free programming both online and through local cable affiliates that will appeal to the diverse gay and lesbian population," said Jason Sherwood, the station’s co-founder and general manager. The channel will be available in Key West on UHF channel 41.

Digital Spy 

You can check out the station at WGAY.tv.

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And they thought SpongeBob SquarePants was dead…
November 14th, 2006 under TV Scripted Prime Time. [ Comments: none ]

The premiere of the newest "SpongeBob SquarePants" episode went swimmingly for Nickelodeon on Friday, Nov. 10. The episode titled "The Best Day Ever," averaging 6.7 million total viewers, followed by network premiere of "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie," drawing more than 7 million, gave the network its most-watched, highest-rated day ever. "The Best Day Ever" did well with kids 2-11 (4.0 million) and 6-11 (2.6 million), while the film drew 4.4 million and 2.9 million, in those demos respectively. The one-two punch capped a 24-hour marathon of "SpongeBob" that began Thursday, Nov. 9 featuring the Top 100 cartoon picks, selected by fans online by viewing clips. The site received almost 5 million streams and 3.2 million votes. All told, Friday averaged a total of 4.4 million total viewers, averaging 2.5 million kids 2-11 (a network high) and 1.5 million kids 6-11.

Zap2It 

Good for the little show that still can!

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TBS greenlights a Bill Engvall pilot
November 1st, 2006 under TV Scripted Prime Time. [ Comments: none ]

TBS has ordered a pilot for a family comedy starring comedian Bill Engvall. It has been a quick turnaround for the untitled project, written by Engvall and veteran TV comedy writer Michael Leeson, which was picked up as a script about two months ago. Engvall, one of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour comedians, will play the father at the center of the sitcom. "It’s very clever and witty but not mean-spirited," said Michael Wright, TNT and TBS’ senior vp original programming. "Bill is such a likable and engaging guy, and Michael really understands family comedy and has a terrific and fresh approach to it."

Reuters 

Out of all the Blue Collar comedians he is my favorite!

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