ABC and Dick Clark rocked its competition on New Year’s Eve, more than doubling its holiday rival in the ratings. Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest drew 9.1 million viewers during its 10 o’clock hour, dwarfing Carson Daly’s special on NBC, which was viewed by 3.9 million. CBS’s repeat of Tom Selleck’s Blue Bloods grabbed 6.1 million viewers. According to Variety, Nielsen had not yet released figures for the post-primetime timeslots, but ABC and Dick Clark’s show were expected to dominate the midnight hours as well.
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Jim Carrey will host Saturday Night Live on Jan. 8, marking his second time headlining the show. The I Love You Phillip Morris star will be joined by musical guests the Black Keys.
Robert De Niro will be talkin’ to us … on the Dec. 4 episode of Saturday Night Live, according to NBC. The star of the upcoming Little Fockers — who has hosted twice before — will be joined by musical guest Diddy-Dirty Money. The next week, How Do You Know headliner Paul Rudd will host for the second time with musical guest/living legend Paul McCartney, while Dec. 18′s show will be hosted by TRON: Legacy‘s Jeff Bridges, returning for his second stint with musical guest Eminem. Can we expect Shy Ronnie to make his second appearance of the season?
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane used his appearance on The Tonight Show Thursday to reveal his next project – a big band album. According to a transcript released prior to the show, MacFarlane tells Jay Leno that he’s working on an album for Universal Republic Records and that it will feature “swing arrangements of classic tunes. We kind of deliberately touched stuff that the Deans (Martin) and the Franks (Sinatra) and the Sammys (Davis Jr.) didn’t do yet.”
After the announcement, MacFarlane took the microphone and sang “Cream in My Coffee” with backup from The Tonight Show band.
Leno’s other guest was Mickey Rourke while the night’s musical performance came from the Plain White T’s.
Keep your late nights wide open this summer, Big Brother fans: After Dark will be back! Showtime has confirmed that it will continue airing live, nightly feeds from the Big Brother house beginning July 8 at 12 a.m EST. This marks the fifth summer that CBS’ sister cable network has run the uncensored and uncut feeds, which have been a ratings success: After Dark has almost quadrupled the average numbers of viewers that Sho 2 typically attracts to the time period, when it usually airs movies (some of which are of the “adult” persuasion).
CBS has already announced that the 12th edition of Big Brother will begin July 8 and air three nights a week on Wednesdays (8-9 p.m. ET/PT), Thursdays (eviction show from 8-9 p.m.) and Sundays (8-9 p.m). The network used to air BB on Tuesdays but the network wanted to keep its winning line-up of dramas on that night intact for the summer.
The new cast for the reality show, which follows a group of people living in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones, will be announced at a later date. Big Brother is hosted by Julie Chen and executive produced by Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan in association with Endemol U.S.A.
Conan O’ Brien won’t be returning to his old Tonight Show sound stage to shoot his new talk show for TBS. Though his old custom-made stage on the Universal lot sits largely vacant since he stepped down as host in January, it was announced today that O’Brien will perform his new TBS gig from Stage 15 on Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, Calif. O’Brien’s hour-long, yet-to-be-titled show will air Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) starting in November, and will be followed by Lopez Tonight at midnight.
“I can’t wait to interview the cast of Jersey Shore on the same lot where they filmed Casablanca,” said O’Brien in a statement. He’s currently touring the United States and Canada with his live show, “Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour.”
It wouldn’t have been that shocking for O’Brien and TBS to rent his old Tonight Show space from NBC Universal. Entertainment companies rent studio space to the competition all the time: The CBS-owned lot at the corner of Fairfax Avenue and Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, for example, is home to American Idol and Dancing with the Stars, two of the highest rated shows on TV. The lot also has enough space to accommodate (soon-to-be-canceled) The Wanda Sykes Show, Fox’s late-night talk show that airs on Saturdays, and CBS’ own The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Having O’Brien tape from the Burbank lot, however, keeps it all in the family since Warner Bros, like TBS and EW, are owned by Time Warner.
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