Sochi Olympics Ratings Up From Vancouver For The First Time In A Week; ‘Star Crossed’ Off To Soft Start

By | Tuesday February 18, 2014 @ 8:47am PST
Nellie Andreeva

icedancingusaU.S. Olympians’ two milestone results yesterday — a first-ever gold in ice dancing and the first two-man bobsledding medal in 62 years — as well as Bob Costas’ return to NBC’s Olympics coverage after a sick leave, helped reverse the streak of Sochi ratings declines vs. the Vancouver Games. (It also gave a boost to the preenhanced-buzz-31306-1392658458-12miere of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.) Last night’s NBC primetime Olympic broadcast drew 23.5 million viewers, up 11% from the comparable night of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and a 5.6/15 in 18-49, up 4%. That is the first time the tape-delayed Sochi Olympics had edged the partly live Vancouver Games since last Tuesday.

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Fox’s dramas kept steady against the Olympics. Both Almost Human (1.6) and The Following (1.7) matched their series lows from last Monday. ABC’s The Bachelor (2.2) was down a tenth from last Monday to tie a series low, while Castle (1.7) dived 19% from its last original, which did not face the Olympics, also tying a series low. CBS aired comedy repeats and a new Intelligence (1.2), down a tenth from last week. Read More »

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TCA: CW’s ‘Star-Crossed’ “More Than A Teen Romance”, Says Producer

By | Wednesday January 15, 2014 @ 5:27pm PST

Diane Haithman contributes to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

Is the CW’s new sci-fi series Star-Crossed a statement onTCADeadline__140109155905 racism or a teen romance? At today’s TCA, producers and cast defended the show’s right to be both. 2014 Winter TCA Tour - Day 7Set in the near future, the show pits the alien Atrians against the humans in the social cauldron that is high school. Borrowing a page from Romeo And Juliet, human girl Emery (Aimee Teegarden) is in love with Roman (Matt Lanter), an Atrian.

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In their questions to the panel, TV journalists noted that the strongest link between aliens and humans in the series is that they are both really, really hot. Read More »

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CW Shakes Up Monday In Midseason: ‘Hart Of Dixie’ To Friday, ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Benched

By | Thursday December 12, 2013 @ 9:41am PST
Nellie Andreeva

The 100With Tuesday on fire and Wednesday and Thursday solid, the CW is taking another crack at Mondays where it has struggled this fall with Hart Of Dixie and especially Beauty & The Beast. After a monthlong hiatus, the former will relocate to Fridays in March where it will follow the second cycle of summer standout Whose Line Is It Anyway? On Friday, Hart Of Dixie will succeed fellow sophomore drama The Carrie Diaries, which had a 13-episode order. The CW’s new Monday lineup will consist of new midseason drama Star-Crossed and fall freshman The Tomorrow People, which will star-crossedrelocate from Wednesday night for a sci-fi block the CW brass hope will do better than Hart Of Dixie and Beauty & The Beast. Before the new lineup takes hold, CW’s Monday will go through a transitional period with newcomer Star-Crossed paired with holdover Beauty & The Beast for a month in a romance-themed combo. The Tomorrow People will be vacating the post-Arrow slot, which the CW wants to use as a launch pad for a second genre drama this season, midseason entry The 100, which is considered the most compatible with Arrow. After its March 10 telecast, Beauty & The Beast will go on hiatus, with return date for the remaining six original episodes TBD. Whose Line will warm up the Friday 8-9 PM period with repeats from last summer from February 14-March 14 before the sketch comedy launches its second season with two back-to-back originals on March 21. Starting the following week, a new Whose Line will air at 8 PM, followed by a repeat at 8:30 PM. Here are the CW’s midseason premiere dates: Read More »

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Comic-Con: CW’s ‘Star-Crossed’ Teases Next Supernatural Teen Love Triangle

By | Thursday July 18, 2013 @ 1:44pm PDT

The CW sent fans mildly cooing with Thursday’s preview of Star-Crossed, the sci-fi drama-romance set to debut midseason starring Aimee Teegarden and Matt Lanter as the forbidden teenage paramours. Creator Meredith Averill, co-exec producer and … Read More »

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New Drama Series Hire Producing Directors

Nellie Andreeva

As the newly picked-up broadcast series are gearing up for production, they’ve brought in producing directors. Here are some notable hires on new drama series. Jace Alexander will be co-executive producer/director on hot NBC drama The Blacklist. He is with ICM Partners and Fineman Entertainment. Ghost Whisperer creator John GrayRead More »

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Hot TV Trailer: The CW’s ‘Star-Crossed’

By | Friday May 31, 2013 @ 11:31am PDT

Here’s a preview of The CW‘s new drama series Star-Crossed (previously Oxygen). It chronicles the epic romance between a human girl and an alien boy when he and eight others of his kind are integrated into a suburban high school. Matt Lanter and Aimee Teegarden star. Check out … Read More »

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‘Star-Crossed’ Creator Meredith Averill Signs Overall Deal With CBS TV Studios

By | Wednesday May 29, 2013 @ 4:39pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Meredith Averill, the writer-executive producer of new CW series Star-Crossed, has signed a two-year overall deal with CBS TV Studios, which is behind the drama. Star-Crossed chronicles the epic romance between a human girl and an … Read More »

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Adele Lim Signs Overall Deal With CBS TV Studios, Joins ‘Star-Crossed’ As Co-Showrunner

By | Thursday May 23, 2013 @ 9:17am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Adele Lim (Private Practice, One Tree Hill) has signed an overall deal with CBS TV Studios. Under the pact, she will serve as executive producer/co-showrunner on the studio’s new CW drama series Star-Crossed (previously … Read More »

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