Spike it on Spike TV...8 p.m. central tonight and will repeat right after...
@SpikeTV: All-Star Comedy Tribute to @DonRickles tonight at 9/8c. http://ow.ly/xmaRN pic.twitter.com/pCyTDPpfQl"
Don Rickles tribute: ‘King of Insults’ roasted by stars in Spike TV tribute: Don Rickles is the king of sarcasm... http://j.mp/1k3teJn
One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute To Don Rickles
From great tales about the comedy icon to hilarious insults that had the crowd erupting in laughter, the memorable moments were plenty at One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute To Don Rickles. http://www.spike.com/video-collections/ykqmxr/one-night-only-an-all-star-comedy-tribute-to-don-rickles-one-night-only-an-all-star-comedy-tribute-to-don-rickles/zynjmy?xrs=synd_twitter
Many shows are currently being filmed in Chicago. "Chicago Fire" is one of the more popular ones. Time will tell if "Betrayal" gets a full season pick up...all depends on those pesky ratings...if it does, we will let you know, but for now, work continues on these shows...it means jobs so let's hope "Betrayal" catches on like "Chicago Fire" did..although not huge in the ratings, "Fire" has a loyal fan base.."Sirens" and "Chicago PD" are also filming now all over Chicago... ABC's "Betrayal". Series Premiere SUNDAY Sept 29 at 10|9c on ABC....Betrayal @BetrayalABC
Congratulations to #Betrayal's James Cromwell for his Emmy win: Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries! pic.twitter.com/uVk39cJ3Bo
..read this from my OBNS partner, TV Guide...TV Guide
Exclusive first look: #ChicagoFire fans turn up the heat for Season 2 http://www.tvguide.com/News/Chicago-Fire-Video-Season2-1071211.aspx … @NBCChicagoFire @WolfFilms
This is an occasional feature from OBNS...updated on production in Illinois...
Season premiere of Chicago Fire tonight on 7NBC! #7News hung out w/@DavidEigenberg at Engine7 ladder17. Watch 7 news at 5&6 @NBCChicagoFire
TV News @Track_TV_News
Chicago Fire Season 2 Premiere 2013 “A Problem House”: Chicago Fire “A Problem House” Season 2 Episode... http://q.gs/4pwLX #TV #news
http://People.com Video: Chicago Fire's Jesse Spencer Has a Secret Pyro Past http://www.people.com/people/videos/0,,20738348,00.html … @PeopleMag
Recent spotting of those series in production:
UPDATE: RT @butjustincase @olv It's #ChicagoPD (at Milwaukee and Damen in Chicago ) I live right off of Damen and saw flyers this morning.
"Chicago Fire" is filming at 401 Cermack Rd in Chicago....Chicago Fire is filming around 1925 W Cortland St, 1928 N Leavitt St, and 1471 W Webster Ave in Chicago (according to permits). olv @olv
Tuesday, Sept. 24 Filming Locations for The Heirs, Undrafted, Dumb & Dumber To, Focus, Shelter, & more! http://www.onlocationvacations.com/2013/09/24/tuesday-sept-24-filming-locations-for-the-heirs-undrafted-dumb-dumber-to-focus-shelter-more/ …
"Betrayal" filmed at 22 W Washington St in Chicago.
Monday Sept. 23 Filming Locations for Scandal, Chicago Fire, Focus, Carrie Diaries, The Following, Blue Bloods &more! http://www.onlocationvacations.com/2013/09/22/monday-sept-23-filming-locations-for-scandal-chicago-fire-focus-carrie-diaries-the-following-and-blue-bloods/ …
Congratulations to #Betrayal's James Cromwell for his Emmy win: Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries! pic.twitter.com/uVk39cJ3Bo
Betrayal @BetrayalABC18 Sep
The consequences will be unimaginable. #Betrayal premieres Sunday Sept 29 at 10|9c on ABC. pic.twitter.com/cBlI7WnhNt
Ratings: Super Bowl settles in at No. 3 behind last two games With the third-highest TV broadcast in history, many more eyes than the average TV show were focused on the Super Bowl Feb. 3. In the Media by Tim O'Brien
SUPER OUTAGE - POWER GOES OUT AT DOME ...
Energy Dept: 'City Leads on Energy Efficient Forefront'... Is the place CURSED? 'Warm Bodies' wins but Sly Stallone shoots blanks "Warm Bodies" did attempt to heat up the box office in what is usual a weak weekend since the Super Bowl takes center stage. In the Media by Tim O'Brien
Watch Joe Flacco Say the F-Word on Live TV (Video). Plus Was VW Super Bowl Ad Racist? (Video)
Esiason: 'Beyonce Blew Electricity In Superdome Twice During Rehearsals'...TOTALS..108.5 MILLION AVERAGE..THIRD HIGHEST..
Super ratings part 2: number crunching still going on ...but, post game had 77 million viewers while the game itself ranged from 89-110.5 million (no peak yet)...it was the highest rated in metered markets but if these numbers hold true or change, can it beat the total viewership numbers of last year's game..that one had 111.3 million..last year's half time show had 114 million...early numbers have Beyonce's falling a little short of that...ratings DO NOT reflect the power outage and thus will make for some contradictions in reporting. CBS Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl XLVII featuring the BALTIMORE RAVENS’ 34-31 win over the SAN FRANCISCO 49ers on Sunday, Feb. 3 (6:30-8:45 PM and 9:15-10:45 PM, ET), earned an average overnight household rating/share of 48.1/71, the highest-rated Super Bowl in the metered markets in history..previous high was (2/6/11; 47.9/71; FOX; Green Bay-Pittsburgh). This year’s 48.1/71 is up +1% from last year’s 47.8/71 (N.Y. Giants-New England) in the metered markets. Rating excludes from 8:45-9:15 PM, ET during power outage.....Last night’s late starting post Super Bowl broadcast of Elementary (11:15PM-12:15AM) averaged 12.0/24 in the metered markets and is on track to being the freshman drama’s most watched episode and highest rated in key demographics. The 11:15 start is the latest for any post Super Bowl program..but, it fell short of record...Full story at TheWrap.
"Immediately after the power failure in the Superdome, we lost numerous cameras and some audio powered by sources in the Superdome.
We utilized CBS’s back-up power and at no time did we leave the air. During the interruption, CBS Sports’ Steve Tasker, Solomon Wilcots and our studio team reported on the situation as a breaking news story, providing updates and reports while full power was being restored to the dome including our sets and broadcast booth.
All commercial commitments during the broadcast are being honored.” Wait...what caused it????
Screen Actors Guild Awards® Grows Audience
As TNT and TBS Announce New Three-Year Contract
Star-Studded Event Draws 5.2 Million Viewers,
With Strong Growth among Adults 18-49
(PRESS RELEASE) - Last night's live simulcast of the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on TNT and TBS drew a total of 5.2 million viewers, including more than 2.1 million adults 18-49, a +5% boost in that key demographic compared to last year. The show's strong performance comes as TNT and TBS announce a new three-year deal with SAG-AFTRA for the SAG Awards®.
"The SAG Awards are a perfect fit for TBS and TNT, giving us the opportunity each year to target comedy and drama fans with a star-studded night celebrating the best in television and movie acting," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "We are thrilled that TNT and TBS will continue to be home of one of the awards season's premier events."
SAG-AFT RA National Executive Director David White agreed that the partnership has been positive and has delivered significant benefits. "We are pleased to once again partner with TNT and TBS on the simulcast of the Screen Actors Guild Awards®. Their support over the last 16 years has contributed to the tremendous popularity of our celebration of acting excellence," White said. "TNT and TBS' recognition of the SAG Awards' unique place in the industry and its wide appeal to the global home audience has helped make it one of the most important events of the awards season."
TNT drew a total of 2,952,000 viewers and 1,109,000 adults 18-49 for its part of the SAG Awards simulcast, while TBS garnered 2,295,000 viewers and 999,000 adults 18-49. In addition to the simulcast's growth among adults 18-49, total viewership was up 2% compared to last year. The networks also scored growth in their resp ective target demos, with TNT's delivery of adults 25-54 up 11% (1,242,000) and TBS's delivery of adults 18-34 up 12% (537,000).
The SAG Awards was a big winner in social media, as well. On Twitter, #SAGAwards ranked as the top trending topic throughout the live simulcast, as well as during TNT's 10 p.m. (ET) encore. The SAG Awards continued to be among the Top 10 topics on Twitter well into the day on Monday and experienced significant growth in its Facebook, Google+ and Instagram followers in the weeks leading up to the ceremony.
Adding to Andy Warhol's idea that everyone is famous for 15 minutes, it is not that big of a deal to audition for a show anymore.
Due to the over-abundance of "talent" competitions, here's another chance to land a spot on "America's Got Talent." This go around is in Chicago Jan. 26-27.
Here are the details:
"America's Got Talent Search"
McCormick Place - Jan. 26 -27
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago
They advise contestants to enter at Gate 4 or Gate 25. The holding room will be on level 3 of the South Building.
If one needs a few tips, why not hear from Simon Cowell himself? On the audition page, he says to "be original, don't be boring, stand out from the crowd and be fearless." Perhaps that is easier said than done because, after watching this show, and others like it, it is not necessary all the good ones that get a spot on TV.
Therefore, could they be stacking the deck in order to create good TV? Put on those bad ones so they, the judges can have at them? Or even set up feuds all for the sake of TV? No, that would be faking it. Wait, TV doesn't do that.
According to the show's website: "These are first-round auditions for acts that want to perform on the show. They are open to any age and any talent, however, there are no audience tickets to view the acts auditioning in this first round."
UPDATE: "Boss" cancelled by Starz...
Tim's Takeaways: NEW... "666 Park Avenue" and "The Last Resort" axed by ABC, and should have been. "Partners" pulled by CBS, too. "American Chopper" out at Discovery.
EARLIER...."Star Trek Into Darkness" sneak hits theaters in Dec.; "Breaking Amish" a travesty because Amish shuns photography as "graven images"; "McGyver" may be on the way back; did Taylor Swift fake a breakup with Kennedy? There's a song in there somewhere...PETA mad at "Twilight" bash - are they ever happy?... Obama meets with Labor leaders and then business leaders - ah, that may be the problem. Shouldn't they be the same? ...the side who won the election sure are pissy since - hey, you won. Face it, Obama will face tougher questions now. It happens....OXYMORONS; Jon Stewart on the Comedy Central and the Affordable Health Act..Stewart funny and it is anything but affordable (trust me I've looked into it)...every time there is a new phone scam, out come the alerts - who the hell still answers the phone these days at random? ...soon we will need stop sign or lights in shopping centers with all those electric carts driving around. I will be the first to set up insurance plans..I got hit picking up my meds the other day...
RATINGS WERE THE LOWEST EVER...9.47 MILLION PEOPLE...
By Tim O'Brien - AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS FEED ..HEAD TO LINK ABOVE...FEEDS...
Justin Bieber takes home 3 American Music Awards
In as few words as possible, the American Music Awards were handed out, and as usual, it was overblown, overproduced and full of performances.
Justin Bieber brings mom on stage at AMAs Chris Brown loses his shirt at the AMAs American Music Awards: Worst Dressed list Stevie Wonder honors Dick Clark at the AMAs AMAs 2012: Who was best dressed? AMAs: Justin gives Selena a shout out Kelly Clarkson gives 'Idol' props Taylor Swift goes goth for AMAs 2012 Pink's destructive AMA performance 'Walking Dead' recap: Worlds are colliding
'Skyfall' will rise as 'Lincoln' lurks Before everybody gets all hot and bothered over the opening of "Lincoln" this weekend as reviews get released, there is no way it will win the weekend. Nor will it win it when it expands on Nov. 16. Oh, yeah, there is "Skyfall," too. In the Media by Tim O'Brien
PBS set to air Veterans Day special Washington - As the United States gets ready for Veterans Day, PBS preps for their inaugural broadcast titled "National Salute to Veterans." It airs Nov. 11 on PBS at 7 p.m. CST. In the Media by Tim O'Brien
Eddie Murphy to be honored on Spike TV Los Angeles - He just finished directing the Emmys and will be at the helm for the Oscars, too, and now Don Mischer will be lending his talent to honor Eddie Murphy. In the Media by Tim O'Brien
Steve Jobs' Death Did Not Dominate News Coverage Last Week, According To Study (Yahoo! News / The Cutline) here's a guess: he was billionaire and a capitalist...and he produced like hell...
SEARS TO STAY IN ILLINOIS; STATE SEES GREAT PUMPKINS..."Rock Center" takes "Playboy" spot...
CW has issued a release this evening touting their news shows and have said they ordered up a full season. An ad on ABC tonight a bit deceiving regarding "Last Man Standing." They touted the number 19 mil for it and the overnight time slot number is 13 mil. Still a nice debut for ABC. CBS continues domination of the Top 20 with 13 shows. NBC only had two as did Fox; ABC, three...Take a look at the average number of viewers for "How to Be a Gentlemen" (7.9mil)..the show is canceled but that number is more than any of those Thursday night shows on NBC. That shows the how bad NBC is and how good CBS is - - as for as ratings. "Prime Suspect" and "Harry's Law" get orders for 6 more scripts. This show how NBC is doing as these shows are not doing well rating wise but they may have to keep them because they do not have anything else.
After five weeks of the season, NFL games rank as nine of the ten most-watched sporting events since Super Bowl XLV....Following resounding critical approval for the series' second-season debut on Sept. 25, HBO has renewed Boardwalk Empire for a third season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. 'Breaking Dawn Part 1': New TV Spot Features Wolf Pack, Wedding Drama (Video)
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