Last week, Glee‘s Rachel (Lea Michele) and Santana (Naya Rivera) basically ended their relationship as friends. Based on this exclusive clip from tonight’s episode, airing at 8 p.m. ET on Fox, things have not cooled down. The pair duet on Laura Branigan’s “Gloria,” which you may remember from Flashdance, along with Elliot (guest star Adam Lambert). READ FULL STORY
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Fox’s ratings-challenged drama Rake will get a new berth on Fridays while Hell’s Kitchen will replace take over its old timeslot starting March 13.
The Gordon Ramsay show, now in its 12th season, will serve as a lead-in to the results show of American Idol, which will now air at 9.
Rake will bow on Fridays at 8 beginning March 14 and will be followed by original episodes of Enlisted and Raising Hope. An original of Rake will air this Thursday and is set to star Anthony Anderson as an old friend of Keegan (Kinnear).
Rake — not to mention Idol — got raked by the Olympics on NBC. Last week, Rake posted a 1.0 rating in 18-49 and a mere 4 million viewers. Idol, meanwhile, sank to a series low 2.9 rating and 9.1 million viewers.
When the Idol results shows scale back to half-hour installments beginning March 27, Fox will air Surviving Jack, a new comedy starring Chris Meloni, at 9:30.
Grimm returns tonight with a brand-new episode to kick off the action-packed second half of the season — and if executive producers David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf are to be believed, Nick and Co. are in for a lot of drama.
For a look at what’s to come — including a birth, a wedding, and what they called the “scariest” Wesen yet — click below for six juicy scoops.
On the impending wedding between Rosalee (Bree Turner) and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell):
While Monroe and Rosalee couldn’t be happier about their upcoming nuptials, the same can’t be said for their families. So expect a lot of friction to evolve from that conflict, says Greenwalt. “A lot of hell is going to break loose on that,” he says. Troubles aside, fans can expect wedding bells at the very end of the season, he adds, with Kouf teasing that Nick’s involvement with the wedding could creates “its own set of problems” among the Wesen crowd. “It could make for some fireworks,” he says. READ FULL STORY
Tuesday marks the return of Glee after their winter hiatus and a new night (Tuesday) and time (8 p.m. ET) for the Fox musical hit. The new episode, fittingly titled “Frenemies,” finds Santana (Naya Rivera) playing understudy to Rachel (Lea Michele) in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl. Naturally, this does not bring them closer. Watch Santana nail “Don’t Rain on My Parade” (which Rachel previously performed at Sectionals in season 1) in the clip below! READ FULL STORY
Netflix has reached a deal with Comcast to ensure that its TV shows and movies are streamed smoothly to households, the first deal the online video streaming service has reached with an Internet service provider.
The two companies said in a joint statement Sunday they’re establishing a more direct connection to provide a better service to customers that will also allow for future growth in Netflix traffic. The companies say the arrangement is already giving customers a better experience.
Netflix had 33 million U.S. streaming subscribers at the start of the year and accounts for about one third of all traffic at peak times on the Internet, according to research firm Sandvine. As the video steaming company has grown, Internet service providers like Comcast have pushed the company for more structured deals to enable its content to be transmitted smoothly and reduce the strain on their networks.
Even more changes are afoot for the Primetime Emmy Awards, especially in the Miniseries/Movie category. The Television Academy announced late Wednesday that several award categories have been altered “to ensure that the Primetime Emmy Awards accurately celebrates the excellence in our ever-evolving industry.” Among the shifts:
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie is getting split
In 2011, two formerly separate categories were combined “due to a general industry downtrend of the genre,” the TV Academy writes. But after an uptick in quality miniseries and movies, the Academy has decided to separate the categories once more this year — though only for the overall program award. All other miniseries/movies awards will remain combined between both formats.
Outstanding Reality Program is getting split
The Emmys previously named both an Outstanding Reality Competition and an Outstanding Reality Program. The latter category will now be split into Outstanding Structured Reality Program — for series with set formats, such as Antiques Roadshow or Mythbusters — and Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, for more free-wheeling series such as Pawn Stars or Duck Dynasty.
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Bravo’s Top Chef may have just wrapped up its eleventh season, but the popular reality cooking competition is about to get a Latino-themed makeover when Top Chef Estrellas premieres on Telemundo Feb. 16. And there’s more to the show than the lilt of Spanish to distinguish it from its English-language counterpart. The trailer for this incarnation of Top Chef promises “spicy new ingredients,” like a a blonde who seductively tears off her chef coat, a hunky guy who appears shirtless, and a handful of fully-made up Spanish TV stars who prance around in the kitchen in high heels.
If all this sounds more like what you’d see on a telenovela than an episode of Top Chef, that’s not by accident. In fact, several surprising — and potentially polarizing — changes have been made to the show’s format so as to appeal to Latin audiences.
Cult action comedy Chuck ended its five-season NBC run on Jan. 27, 2012. In the final moments, electronics store clerk-turned-superspy Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi) attempted to reignite the memory of amnesia-plagued Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) with a kiss, but viewers never saw the resolution. With similarly beloved series Veronica Mars being revived as a movie through a Kickstarter campaign, EW called up series co-creator Josh Schwartz to see if there would be any chance for Chuck fans to see a return to Buy More. READ FULL STORY
The pinkos have finally won.
By that, of course, I’m referring to Bob Costas’s red-rimmed eyes — inflamed with an infection that’s plagued NBC’s lead Olympic commentator since the network’s coverage of the Sochi Winter Games began last week. (The infection started in Costas’s left eye and has subsequently spread to his right.)
Though Costas has soldiered on despite his ailment — even gamely downing a glass of vodka with Mary Carillo night — the Peacock announced Tuesday that the sportscaster is finally stepping aside, at least for one night. Costas will be taking the day off from coverage; Today anchor Matt Lauer will fill in for him during NBC’s primetime broadcast.
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