‘Kris’: A Good Enough Start, Or The Next ‘Sharknado’?

For the second time in the past week, a program that had the media hyperventilating ahead of its premiere does not appear to have impressed the public to the same degree. Only time will tell if Kris Jenner’s new talker is the new Sharknado. Monday’s Kris rollout, on Fox stations in six markets — New York/WNYW, Los Angeles/KTTV, Dallas/KDFW, Phoenix/KSAZ, Minneapolis/KMSP and Charlotte/WJZY — included three of the country’s Top 5 markets (NY, LA and Dallas). In those six markets, Kris averaged a 1.1/3 household rating, failing to build over the year-ago time period, and retaining its lead-in share. Kris did noticeably improve the stations’ May sweep performance in female demos, finishing first in its time slot in Los Angeles ahead of Katie, Steve Harvey, and Dr. Phil.

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But the launch of the show’s six-week test run was not a home run, despite the bajillion bucks worth of free publicity it enjoyed compliments of the press. In New York, for instance, Kris clocked a 1.1/4 household rating, falling below both its Wendy Williams lead-in (1.4/5) and its leadout, the launch of The Real (1.5/5). That’s an accomplishment — for The Real, given how much less advance noise was made on that show’s part, owing to its shocking lack of Kardashian-ness. Read More »

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Kim Kardashian’s Baby Could Debut On Current Season Of E!’s ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’

By | Saturday June 15, 2013 @ 6:34pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Her sex was revealed on the Season 8 premiere of E!‘s Keeping Up With The Kardashians less than two weeks ago. And now the baby daughter of series’ star Kim Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Tyler Perry’s Temptation’

By | Friday December 21, 2012 @ 12:13pm PST

Lionsgate‘s latest Tyler Perry pic Tyler Perry’s Temptation, which he wrote and directed, stars Friday Night Lights alum Jurnee Smollett, Lance Gross, Vanessa Williams, Robbie Jones and Kim Kardashian in a drama about a married marriage counselor (Smollett) who falls into a relationship with a rich client … Read More »

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Kim Kardashian To Recur On Lifetime Series ‘Drop Dead Diva’

By | Thursday January 26, 2012 @ 4:02pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Lifetime is certainly looking to make noise with some questionable casting choices. After pursuing Lindsay Lohan to portray Elizabeth Taylor in a movie, the network has cast another tabloid fixture, Kim Kardashian — this time on the series side. … Read More »

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Kim Kardashian Tries Out ‘Live! With Kelly’

By | Wednesday January 11, 2012 @ 3:53pm PST

The search for a new co-host for Kelly Ripa is casting a wide net, so this was bound to happen sooner or later. Kim Kardashian will kick off a week of “five fabulous women” to share the stage with Ripa on Live! With Kelly the week of January 23-27. We … Read More »

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Tyler Perry Defends Casting Kim Kardashian In His Film ‘The Marriage Counselor’

By | Thursday November 17, 2011 @ 1:29pm PST
Mike Fleming

When Deadline broke the story that Kim Kardashian would star in Tyler Perry’s The Marriage Counselor, an avalanche of comments resulted, some so barbed that Kardashian even chimed in. Perry isn’t immune to the polarized reaction to his casting Kardashian–whose recent marriage ended so suddenly there was barely time … Read More »

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Hits Season High In 18-49, Mocks Kim Kardashian’s Divorce

By | Sunday November 6, 2011 @ 9:43am PST
Nellie Andreeva

NBC’s Saturday Night Live returned from from a 2-week hiatus last night with It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia star Charlie Day as host and Maroon 5 as musical guest. The show averaged a 4.9/11 in metered-market households, the best since Read More »

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Cable Notes: ID, VH1 Exec Hires, Weather Channel Series And Kardashian Divorce

By | Monday October 31, 2011 @ 11:47am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Kevin Bennett has been named SVP Programming and Research, ID, Military Channel and Planet Green. It marks Bennett’s return to ID, aka Investigation Discovery, which he helped launch four years ago. His hire is part of a new management structure in which Bennett will lead a newly centralized programming, scheduling and research division across the three brands and will oversee development for ID.

Tom Huffman, formerly of Shed Media, has joined VH1 as VP Original Programming. He will step into to the network executive producer role for VH1′s Basketball Wives, which he developed and originally pitched to VH1 in 2009 when he was at Shed.

With Coast Guard Alaska debuting November 9, the Weather Channel has greenlighted another “guard” reality series, Lifeguard! Premiering in February, the 13-epiosde half-hour docudrama, produced by LMNO Prods, follows the men and women who guard the 150 miles of California coastline. Read More »

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Kim Kardashian To Co-Star In Tyler Perry’s Next Movie ‘The Marriage Counselor’

By | Friday October 21, 2011 @ 6:59pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: In what amounts to her most substantial acting role so far, Kim Kardashian has signed on to costar in The Marriage Counselor, the Lionsgate film Tyler Perry will next direct, based on his stage play. Shooting begins October 26 … Read More »

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CW Cancels New Reality Series ‘H8R’

By | Thursday October 6, 2011 @ 3:15pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC Cancels New Comedy ‘Free Agents’

The CW is pulling new reality show H8R off the schedule effective immediately. Starting next week, the network will air repeats of new drama Ringer in H8R‘s Wednesday 8 PM slot. The demise of Read More »

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E! Synergizes Kardashians To NBC’s ‘Today’

By | Wednesday September 28, 2011 @ 2:37pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

In the pre-NBCU-Comcast merger days, probably the only chance for the Kardashian sisters to star on an iconic NBC series was if they were parodied on Saturday Night Live. But now that E! and NBC are corporate siblings, the Kardashian … Read More »

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CW To Pick Up New Reality Series ‘H8R’ That Pairs Celebrities With Their Haters

By | Monday May 16, 2011 @ 7:37am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: I hear the CW is picking up to series H8R, an one-hour reality project from Warner Horizon, which pairs people with celebrities they absolutely detest. Additionally, I hear that the series pickup deal for the Sarah Michelle … Read More »

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EMMY SPOILERS: Kim Kardashian, Amy Poehler, Stephen Colbert Will Be Host Jimmy Fallon’s Special Presenters

Here’s my first spoiler about Sunday night’s Emmys broadcast: host Jimmy Fallon will be teaming up with Kim Kardashian, Amy Poehler, and Stephen Colbert to present several categories. The trio are being called “Special Presenters” since they’ll individually pair … Read More »

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