Friday, August 22, 2014

NBC Partners with Television Academy and NBCUniversal Networks to Bring Most Social Experience Ever for The 66th Emmy Awards

NBC is partnering with the Television Academy and NBCUniversal Networks to bring the most social Emmys experience ever to TV viewers for "The 66thEmmy Awards" show live coast-to-coast Monday, August 25 (5-8 p.m. PT, 8-11 p.m. ET).

In an effort to make this year's Emmys the most social one to date, NBC, the Television Academy, "Access Hollywood," E! and the "Today" show along with host Seth Meyers and his "Late Night" team, will join forces to harness the strength of their collective social media footprint. Every touch point of the Emmys will have social media integration, giving the audience a chance to participate in the Emmys experience during the week and moments leading up to the show, the red carpet, backstage and live during the telecast. This week leading up to the Emmys Meyers is providing fans with exclusive content, including rehearsal footage, backstage content and footage from press visits via the @LateNightSeth social handles.

Spike TV Announces More Leading Characters for 'Tut' Event Series

Six crucial roles in Spike TV's upcoming event series have been cast, it was announced Thursday by Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV.

Nonso Anozie will play the savvy military, yet power hungry, strategist General Horemheb. Anozie is an accomplished and acclaimed British film, stage, and television actor, having recently starred as Renfield in NBC's "Dracula" and as Xaro Xhoan Daxos in HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones." He was also recently seen in the Blockbuster features "Ender's Game" and "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit." Anozie's stage credits in the UK include the title role in William Shakespeare's King Lear and the title role in Othello, for which he won the prestigious Ian Charleson Award.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

'Days of our Lives' Matches 14-Week High in Women 18-34 Demo, Ties for #1

Days of our Lives has tied for #1 among network daytime series in the demographic of women 18-34 for the week of August 11-15, matching a 14-week high among those younger women according to "live plus same day" viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

For the week, Days of our Lives (0.8 rating, 6 share among women 18-49, 0.5 rating among women 18-34) tied for #5 among network daytime series in the women 18-49 demographic and tied for #1 in the women 18-34 race. Days earned its highest women 18-34 rating since the week of July 7-11 (0.5) and equaled its highest since the week of May 5-9 (0.6).

'Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories' Premieres 'September 18'on Adult Swim

Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim return to Adult Swim - writing, directing and starring in Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories - an anthology series in the tradition of Twilight Zone. Each episode offers a unique tale: dark, horrifying, perverse, insane... hilarious - featuring a wide array of comedic and dramatic guest stars. High production value replaces "awesome show" era cable access low-fi - but there'll be no question whose minds are behind Bedtime Stories. This live-action half-hour series premieres September 18th on Adult Swim.

Lifetime Movie 'Big Driver' Premieres October 18, Stars Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis and Joan Jett

Maria Bello
The Lifetime Original Movie, Big Driver, premiering on Saturday, October 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, is based on a short story written by best-selling author Stephen King and marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence, McFarland), Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Sex & Violence, Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd (The Leftovers, Masters of Sex) and Will Harris (NCIS, Sky High).

'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers: Bob Barker Spoofs 'Happy Gilmore'

Bob Barker punches Wyatt on B&B.
Former The Price is Right host Bob Barker is returning to The Bold and the Beautiful on Thursday, August 28.

Barker will spoof his classic fight scene from Happy Gilmore — the one where he beat up Adam Sandler.

The plot has Wyatt Spencer (Darin Brooks) foolishly mouthing off to Liam (Scott Clifton) and Barker about "stupid animal" lovers and wackos when Barker gets fed up and starts punching him.

Watch a preview of Barker punching Wyatt below: