A&E: A&E just had its best quarter ever! A&E Network is a top five entertainment network among adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and total viewers! Bates Motel is an A&E original drama series and debuted at #1 of all time among adults 25-54 and adults 18-49! Duck Dynasty, on A&E, is cable’s #1 non-fiction show of the year!
CBS: Daytime's number one show, Judge Judy, lives on. Judy Sheindlin has signed a multi-year deal with CBS Television Distribution to continue with the series through 2017. The news comes as no surprise, as the show averages more than 9 million viewers, daily. It is the top-rated, half-hour syndicated court show on TV.
Bravo: Bravo has canceled Kathy. The late night talk show, starring comedienne Kathy Griffin ran for nearly two seasons. Griffin reportedly announced the news during a stand-up show in Cincinnati on Friday.
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance returns for a tenth season with a two-night premiere event showcasing America's talented dancers during the audition rounds Tuesday, May 14 at 8p and Wednesday, May 15 at 9p on FOX. In other FOX news, boardroom doors get blown wide open when employees are given the power to make tough decisions on FOX's new unscripted workplace experiment Toxic Office: Does Someone Have to Go? In the six-episode series, frustrated bosses hand over the reins of their companies to employees, offering their staffs the chance to make changes in the workplace even if it means letting co-workers go. The show premieres Thursday, May 23 at 9p on FOX.
Discovery Channel: The wild, high stakes world of oil drilling is explored in the new Discovery Channel series Backyard Oil, premiering Tuesday, April 23 at 10p. The show follows the fortunes of the most boot-strappin' oil men in all of Appalachia: mogul Jimmy Reliford and his sidekick Mad Dog; Coomer, who's raking in $300-thousand a month thanks to an oil strike in his own backyard; a bearded hillbilly named Rascal; and the Page Boys, a bickering father-son team.
Returning Series: A&E has already renewed Bates Motel for a second season. The scripted drama, based on Psycho, will return in 2014. Fans of reality TV's first family take note: Keeping Up with the Kardashians is returning for an all-new season, this summer. The trials, tribulations and antics of Kris, Bruce, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Rob, Kendall and Kylie will be back on Sunday, June 2 at 9p on E!. Oxygen Media has picked up a sophomore season of the modeling competition series The Face, produced by Shine America with Naomi Campbell as executive producer. The show will return with ten new episodes.
Source: Cynopsis Media, April 9, 2013
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