Taylor was flying solo, but is joined occasionally by guest co-host Michael J. Steibel. This week’s six segments were all about entertainment news. Hear all about premiers and finales that are part of the current television line-up. Highlights included Scandal on ABC, and that Flip or Flop has returned to HGTV. Pure Genius wrapped up on CBS.
Mary Tyler Moore died this week. The TV icon had been hospitalized with pneumonia due to complications from diabetes. Said her longtime rep, “Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine. A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.” Moore, who rose to fame in The Dick Van Dyke Show, followed it up with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and was nominated for an Academy Award for 1980’s Ordinary People, had been diagnosed with diabetes at age 33.
Hear about the latest lineup on, The 59th Annual Grammy Awards,Ceremony airs Sunday, February 12 at 8p live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS. Litton Entertainment is launching a three-hour block of educational and informational programming for Antenna TV. You’ll also hear about Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts honors, a new project for Bryan Singer, and after 40-plus years in the sportscaster booth, Brent Musburger is exiting ESPN. The Georgia-Kentucky college basketball game on Tuesday, January 31 will be the retiring vet’s last hurrah.
Who’s renewed? Who’s had a pilot episode ordered? Who’s inked a deal? Who’s begun production on Freeform? Find out from Taylor. He also reviews new and returning series, and some tv specials which are coming up! He’s also got casting news from Discovery Channel, and some kid stuff via Disney (and their April Music Awards).
DIGITAL DOINGS: the latest from Netflix, Seriously.TV, Freestyle Digital Media, and word about A+E Networks projects going global. Also ITV in a partnership with… listen here to find out.
Sky acquired UK rights to CBS’ MacGyver. Spain’s Mediaset Espana licensed Armoza Formats’ reality competition Curvy Supermodel. Proper Television began pre-production on Season 2 of Tougher Than It Looks? for Discovery Canada. And then Taylor reviews some of the recent television ratings.
More tv ratings reports from Taylor and Michael. And what is catching Mr. Steibel’s eye recently.
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