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News, Santa Monica, Television

CBS, "Sunday Night Football" Top Latest Television Ratings

Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 8:34 am

CBS finished first in the ratings race last week for the seventh time in the seven-week-old prime-time season, even without original episodes of "NCIS'' and "NCIS: New Orleans,'' two of television's three most-watched drama series.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Television

Showtime Renews "Homeland" For Fifth Season, Plus "The Affair"

Posted Nov. 11, 2014, 9:21 am

Showtime announced today it has ordered a second season of "The Affair'' and a fifth season of "Homeland.''

News, Santa Monica, Television

"The McCarthys'' Premieres On CBS Tonight

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:21 am

"The McCarthys,'' a comedy about a close-knit, sports-crazed Boston family, premieres at 9:30 p.m. tonight on CBS, thanks to a rare second chance from the network's executives.

News, Santa Monica, Television, Cbs

CBS Gives Full-Season Orders To All Four New Dramas

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 9:07 am

CBS announced Monday it has given full season orders to all four of its new dramas -- "NCIS: New Orleans,'' "Scorpion,'' "Madam Secretary'' and "Stalker.''

News, Santa Monica, Television

World Series Game 1 Sets Record For Low Viewership

Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 8:47 am

Viewership for Fox's coverage of Game 1 of the World Series set a record low, with the San Francisco Giants 7-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals averaging 12.19 million viewers, according to live-plus-same-day figures released today by Nielsen.

News, Santa Monica, Television

"Sunday Night Football" Draws Largest Audience Of Season To Top TV Ratings

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 9:19 am

A record-setting performance by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning helped NBC's "Sunday Night Football'' draw its largest audience of the season in a week in which football accounted for seven of the 13 most-watched prime-time television programs.

News, Santa Monica, Television

The CW Orders Full-Season Runs Of "The Flash," "Jane The Virgin"

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 9:07 am

The CW announced Tuesday it has given full-season orders to both of its new series, "The Flash'' and "Jane the Virgin.''

News, Entertainment, Television

Fox Orders "Scream Queens'' Comedy-Horror Anthology Series

Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 9:05 am

Fox announced Monday that it has ordered 15 hour-long episodes of "Scream Queens,'' described as a "genre-bending comedy-horror anthology series'' from the executive producers of "Glee'' and "American Horror Story.''

News, Music, Celebrity, Television

Pitbull To Host American Music Awards In November

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 9:07 am

Pitbull will host the American Music Awards next month for the second year in a row, dick clark productions announced today.

News, Santa Monica, Television

Fox Orders Full Seasons Of "Gotham", "How To Get Away With Murder", "Black-ish"

Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 9:28 am

Fox announced Monday that it has ordered six more episodes for its first-season origin story of the Batman universe "Gotham,'' increasing the total order to 22 episodes.

News, Santa Monica, Television

CBS Cancels "Unforgettable," "Reckless" But Renews "Extant," "Under The Dome"

Posted Oct. 11, 2014, 9:12 am

The crime drama "Unforgettable'' has been canceled for a second time by CBS, a network executive confirmed today.

News, Santa Monica, Film, Television

FAA Approves Half-Dozen Companies To Use Drones In L.A. Movie, TV Production

Posted Sep. 26, 2014, 6:00 am

A half-dozen companies will soon be able to use drones in movie and television production, thanks to exemptions granted on Thursday by the Federal Aviation Administration.

News, Santa Monica, Television

NBC4 To Broadcast Live Friday Morning From Third Street Promenade

Posted Sep. 25, 2014, 8:48 am

NBC4 Southern California will be near the intersection of Third Street Promenade and Broadway this Friday, Sept. 26 from 5-11 am with its coffee truck giving out free coffee and breakfast treats.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Television

"Madam Secretary" To Premiere On CBS Tonight

Posted Sep. 21, 2014, 6:31 am

"Madam Secretary," a drama starring Tea Leoni as a secretary of state balancing demands of her job with her responsibilities to her family, premieres at 8 p.m. tonight and will be rerun at 10 p.m. on CBS.

News, Santa Monica, Television

Thousands Of Time Warner Cable Customers Report Loss Of Cable, Internet Service

Posted Aug. 27, 2014, 9:21 am

Up to 3,000 Los Angeles customers have reported a loss of cable and or internet service, an internet service provider said today.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Television

Full Nomination List For Sunday's 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Posted Aug. 23, 2014, 9:49 am

Beyonce has a leading eight nominations heading into Sunday's presentation of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, including nods for video of the year, best female video, best choreography and best collaboration for her work with husband Jay Z.

News, Santa Monica, Television

Full Nomination List For Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Today

Posted Aug. 16, 2014, 8:13 am

Bob Newhart, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Jane Fonda and Betty White are among the nominees for today's Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which will be presented at the Nokia Theater.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film, Television

2014 Teen Choice Awards Tonight At Shine Auditorium: Full Nomination List

Posted Aug. 10, 2014, 8:47 am

The entertainment industry's seemingly never-ending awards season will be in the hands of teenagers tonight with the presentation of the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, honoring feats such as on-screen liplocks and hissy fits.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Ucla, Santa Monica, Columnist, Television, Opin

Crumbling Infrastructure Vs Sharknado

Posted Aug. 2, 2014, 8:59 am

Had you been walking around near UCLA last Tuesday, which of the following two things would you have least imagined might happen to you: One, you would find yourself confronting a tornado with man-eating sharks spinning around inside of it. Two, the pavement in the street before you would crack open and a giant geyser of water would shoot out of the hole causing untold damage to the campus of UCLA?

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Television, Obama

President Obama To Visit Los Angeles Again

Posted Jun. 28, 2014, 9:45 am

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Los Angeles area July 23 to speak at a Democratic National Committee fundraising reception and dinner at the home of television producer Shonda Rhimes.

An announcement regarding Xbox Originals was made Monday by Xbox Entertainment Studios from its Santa Monica offices.

News, Santa Monica, Television, Technology

Xbox Originals To Challenge Netflix, Hulu, Amazon

Posted May. 2, 2014, 6:30 am

The new “Halo” television series is releasing in June and it will not be available on Netflix or Hulu Plus or Amazon Prime. Instead, “Halo” and a lineup of other animation programs, comedies, documentaries, dramas, live events, and unscripted shows will be available on Xbox Originals, Xbox Entertainment Studios announced on Monday from its Santa Monica offices.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Television

New Santa Monica CityTV Live Call-in Program “It’s Your Call” Airs May 1

Posted Apr. 27, 2014, 8:53 am

Santa Monica CityTV’s new live call-in program “It’s Your Call” premieres this Thursday, May 1 from 7 pm to 8 pm on cable channel 16.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Columnist, Television

Did A Little Class Improve The Oscars?

Posted Mar. 22, 2014, 6:00 am

“Class: excellence or elegance, especially in dress, design, or behavior.” It is this definition I would like to apply to some recent developments in TV content, where lately I’m observing that a little class seems to be slowly creeping back into the thinking and execution of some of the stuff we watch on television.

Jane Seymour guest stars on tonight's episode of 'Men at Work.' She is pictured alongside Danny Masterson who plays Milo.

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Television

Jane Seymour Pushes The Envelope In "Men At Work" Appearance

Posted Feb. 12, 2014, 9:23 am

The third season of "Men At Work" on TBS is almost complete, but do not expect it to lose any steam before the March 12 season finale.

“Candid Conversations” hosts Dena Diamond (from left), Sandra Siepak, and Becky Lantry appear on City TV Channel 16 each Friday at 8:30 pm to discuss women’s issues.

News, Santa Monica, Television

"Candid Conversations" TV Show Takes A Closer Look At Women's Issues

Posted Nov. 26, 2013, 9:49 am

Parenting, health, careers, finance, and politics – that’s just some of the women’s issues topics featured on Santa Monica City TV’s new show called “Candid Conversations.”

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