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NBC just announced that Blake Shelton of "The Voice" has organized a telethon to benefit the victims of the Monday tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., and killed at least 24 people. Details: "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" on May 29, to take place at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.; Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and Vince Gill will perform, more guests to come. Also: Live telecast at 9, and simulcast on Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT "on either a live or delayed basis."
Per Shelton: "Everyone has their way to help, and mine as an entertainer is to perform to help raise money and awareness for this tragedy. This is why I want to do this special and especially hold it in Oklahoma City, which is near ground zero."
What are the best new shows of the fall 2013-14 season?
Let's rephrase that for this Must-See/Must Avoid list: What look to be the most intriguing, most noteworthy, most watchable new shows of the fall season, on Fox, NBC, The CW, ABC and CBS?
Ah, that's easier, right? Let's get some basics in order before we proceed here. Foremost, what you are about to read is based entirely on fleeting...Read more »
And so it has come to the end, as it must for all good things. The end: "The Office" wraps nine seasons tonight, and some of us are wistful, some of us could care less, and some of us stopped watching years ago. I fall squarely in the wistful camp, and this morning offer this random collection of "what I'll miss the most" thoughts about the show. For the purposes...Read more »
Here's a brief tour of NBC's new fall lineup, clip-style.
You be the judge: Would you watch any of these newcomers?
Meanwhile, James Spader's "The Blacklist" was first posted last night and has already racked up nearly 2 million views. That has to be good, right?
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So it really does look like the task of turning NBC around falls to Michael J. Fox next season: His new show will land on Thursdays at 9:30, the single most important time period on the entire schedule.
NBC has announced...and here's what we're looking at the for the fall - new show descriptions follow...
MONDAY 8-10 p.m. – “The Voice” 10-11 p.m. – “THE BLACKLIST”
TUESDAY...Read more »
Now, with fifteen extra minutes, surely one Steve Carell will be able to find time in his busy schedule to make one...last...final...appearance on the show he helped make a classic: "The Office."
Right. And in the meantime, hats off to website Officetally.com, which months ago began a petition drive to get NBC to extend the finale of "The Office"...Read more »
Dispensing here with the usual banal observation that this season went by really fast, we're here to tell you that the current season of "Parks and Recreation" ends in just a few hours - and that, man, this season went by really fast. What to expect tonight? Possibly the return of one Bert Macklin who investigates a piece of evidence concerning the possible pregnancy of a major character... (Hey, this is a season finale - what would it be without a baby cliffhanger?) Nice clip - my thanks to IGN. take a look:
Maria Shriver, who left NBC News in 2004 after she took a more visible role as "first lady" in her then-husband Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration as GOP governor of California, has officially come home: NBC announced a little while ago that she has rejoined the network as a "special anchor" focusing on women's issues.
In a statement, Shriver — who spent a decade at...Read more »
So let's talk "To Have and To Hold," the third episode of "Mad Men's" sixth season and judging by the Twittersphere reaction two days later, the least liked episode so far. Which more than anything proves the downside of crowdsourcing opinions — they can be wrong, everywhere, instantly.
"To Have and To Hold" was this season's best episode. It was a pure pleasure...Read more »
It may have taken a weekend to process, but April 19 does now appear to have been the most dramatic day for network television news since Katrina's destruction of New Orleans. It was a roaring blast of images, facts, speculation, gossip, dead-ends, loose ends, wild conjecture, ferocious street reporting, and, at moments, a wild throw-caution-to-the-wind melee that had news crews rushing to the source...Read more »