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The Daytime Emmy Awards is used to being in a state of flux.
The kudosfest, still negotiating a home for this year’s telecast, has switched networks almost annually for four decades and has been beset by a 20-year ratings slide. Case in point: In 1993, the broadcast garnered 22 million viewers. Last year, viewers of the Hln telecast numbered 913,000.
According to Gabriel Gornell, who exec produced the past two telecasts, audience apathy may be due to the ceremony’s strong focus on one genre: soap operas. “There’s a long history in building this special around daytime dramas,” says Gornell.
While only five of 2013’s 118 Emmy-nominated shows were soaps, nine of the 19 awards were soap-centric. Talkers, gameshows and kids’ programming were in the minority, so there probably wasn’t much of a draw for viewers who aren’t aficionados of daytime dramas like “General Hospital.”
The Daytime Emmys also face a demographic challenge. »
- Chad Gervich
There's no dancing around it - Drew Carey is an improved ballroom performer. The comedian, 55, who danced a 33-points-out-of-40 routine with Witney Carson during partner change-ups week on Monday's Dancing with the Stars, had a hunch this would be the one where he'd show how he's improved. "I felt all along throughout rehearsal that this could be a breakout performance," Carey told People backstage after his number, which earned him three points higher than the previous week's dance with regular partner Cheryl Burke. "I think a lot of time comics get a short shift on the show. They don't think comics can dance, »
- Dahvi Shira
On Monday, April 7, the iconic CBS game show The Price is Right will celebrate its 8,000th episode. It is the longest-running game show in TV history, now in its 42nd season. To celebrate this milestone for The Price is Right, the show, hosted by Drew Carey, will look back at the most memorable moments and games from its history. Contestants will have the chance to play pricing games that were featured in the 1,000th, 2,000th, 3,000th, 4,000th, 5,000th and 7,500th episodes, including Plinko (which itself celebrated its 30th anniversary last fall). Prizes up for grabs include new cars, and … Continue reading →
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- Jeff Pfeiffer
When we last left "Giuliana & Bill," the Rancics were asking Delphine, their surrogate for baby Duke, who was born in August 2012, to be a surrogate for them again so that they can give baby Duke a sibling.
In the opening frames of Season 7, Delphine tells the couple, "If we're going to do it at all, might as well just do it now," much to their delight.
Of course, it's not that simple. There is still a battery of tests that Delphine has to go through again just to make sure everything is Ok health-wise, then there's the matter of getting the pregnancy implanted.
Meanwhile, Giuliana wants a German shepherd that can "attack burglars," she's learning self-defense and and she's guest-starring on "The Price is Right" as a showcase showdown model. So there's a lot to keep her busy while they await the results of Delphine's tests.
But what happens instead »
“The Price Is Right” host Drew Carey and “Late Late Show” host Craig Ferguson pulled a switcheroo on viewers this April Fools’ Day, taking over each others’ gigs for a day on Tuesday. In a clip discussing the prank, Carey appraises Ferguson's stint on the long-running daytime game show as “fun and genuine.” See photos: 11 Movies We Wish Were April Fools’ Day Jokes (Photos) “It was really fun and genuine; and he cared about the contestants, he was really excited when they won,” Carey said of Ferguson. “It's really a great feeling; it's surprising. I was like, ‘I'm not gonna care, »
- Tim Kenneally
Don't adjust your TV: Craig Ferguson and Drew Carey really have switched CBS gigs for the day! In a pre-planned, pre-announced April Fools' Day prank, the Late Late Show host and The Price Is Right emcee traded roles. Per the Hollywood Reporter, Ferguson surprised Carey's usual audience during a Feb. 10 taping of The Price Is Right, while Carey took over Ferguson's desk during a March 21 taping of The Late Late Show. (The audiences were tricked, but not on April Fools' Day, and those of us at home were in on the joke beforehand.) Carey's advice for Ferguson? "You've just got to show up in a good mood," he said. "That was the hardest part for me," quipped »
Drew Carey isn't lacking for television jobs these days, but he's taking on an additional one anyway.
It's only for one night, though, and for a very specific occasion: April Fools' Day. The host of CBS' weekday game show staple "The Price Is Right" and Season 18 contestant on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" trades places with the host of CBS' "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" as the former "The Drew Carey Show" co-stars preside over each other's programs Tuesday (April 1).
The stunt is one that broadcast networks attempt every so often. A memorable instance was in 2003, when Katie Couric and Jay Leno swapped time periods on NBC for a day. Leno filled in for Couric in the co-anchor role she had then on "Today," while she assumed his place on "Tonight," opening monologue and all.
In the case of Carey and Ferguson, their skills might be a bit more evenly matched, »
Ten years ago today, Unfiltered debuted on Air America Radio stations. While the big draw was Chuck D and comedian Lizz Winstead, the lasting effect of Unfiltered (which barely lasted a year) was that it introduced Rachel Maddow to a national audience. However, for most people today is April Fools Day, so be a little cynical when you check the news.
In the upcoming Walking Dead season, Alanna Masterson (Tara), Christian Serratos (Rosita) and Andrew J. West (Gareth) have been promoted to series regulars. I hope that means they’ve got plans for Tara.
All that pretty and he has to turn out to be evil. Sigh.
No, The Simpsons didn’t make a mistake Sunday when they called the Springfield Elementary lunchlady Dora instead of Doris. The »
- Lyle Masaki
Craig Ferguson got a chance to practice for the game show gig he’ll start later this year. For April Fools Day, The Late Late Show funny man – who will host the syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game in the fall – switched places with Drew Carey of The Price is Right and got a chance to help fans figure out the cost of very important household items, like a beverage center. And Jeff joined him! Sweet.
- Lynette Rice
Longtime friends Drew Carey and Craig Ferguson fooled their audiences on April 1 by swapping gigs -- and The Hollywood Reporter was there to witness all the insanity. Ferguson first surprised the eager audience when he took Carey's place on stage during a Feb. 10 taping of The Price Is Right, later followed by Carey taking over Ferguson's desk during a March 21 taping of The Late Late Show. Story: Craig Ferguson, Drew Carey to Switch Places for April Fools' Day The switch made for an even higher energy day on The Price Is Right than usual, with a slew of lively
- Bryn Elise Sandberg
Recently, Giuliana Rancic's biggest childhood dream came true: by appearing as a guest model on The Price Is Right! The E! News host recently made a special appearance on the classic game show for their Breast Cancer Awareness special. Host Drew Carey gave Giuliana a warm welcome before she proceeded to model alongside various prizes, including a brand new car. A breast cancer survivor herself, Giuliana said, "It's pretty incredible seeing all these survivors winning all these fabulous prizes on The Price Is Right. And the fact that I'm a part of it is really cool." Giuliana's husband Bill Rancic will also be doing some co-hosting of his own this week. Be sure to watch E! News tonight »
The move to Telepictures comes about eight months after Donna Redier Linsk exited FremantleMedia North America as COO and reunites her with Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television, to whom she will directly report. The two previously worked together at Fox when Darnell oversaw reality. In the newly created position of Evp Business Operations & Programming, Radier Linsk will serve as Telepictures’ top business executive, responsible for all finance, business and legal affairs, production, operations, administration and current programming matters related to the company’s original television series and digital content. She will also manage Telepictures’ business and operational staff. “I feel incredibly lucky that Donna has decided to join the Telepictures team. She has been a trusted advisor to me for many years, and I could not be more excited to have her here,” Darnell said in a statement. Prior to joining Warner Bros., Redier Linsk had »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Chelsea Handler is planning on ending her talk show Chelsea Lately, according to The Hollywood Reporter. I’ll admit, I wouldn’t mind if E! were thinking of turning Hello Ross into Chelsea‘s replacement, but Variety says the channel is developing a panel show that will probably replace it.
Sharp-eyed Good Wife viewers already suspected this (I’m told his name appeared with the regular cast instead of the guest-cast), not it’s official. Matthew Goode has been promoted to series regular for the rest of the season.
The passing of the “Objection!”
Syfy’s outbreak drama Helix got a second season renewal.
Vulture looks back at the named credits on TV show, where a cast member appears in the opening credits with their character’s name (like how the Dynasty credits ended with “And Joan Collins as Alexis). The way the credits have shrunk, those credits are mostly a memory by now. »
- Lyle Masaki
Come on down! Daytime's top-rated drama for the last 25 years — that would be CBS's The Young and the Restless — will celebrate its 41st anniversary on Wednesday, March 26 with a guest appearance by Drew Carey and an epic flashback from 1981 that's sure to leave fans buzzing. Look for Hilary (Mishael Morgan) and Neil (Kristoff St. John) to visit The Price Is Right while on their business trip to L.A., plus a vintage clip featuring Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Paul (Doug Davidson) fresh from their skinny-dipping adventure 33 years ago. Are the Y&R writers planning to reteam them romantically?
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- Michael Logan
Been there, Paso Dobled that. Twice. After marching two tours in Cuban heels over the parquet - one of which was spent in the Cheryl Burke bootcamp of dance - Gilles Marini is one of the few people on this planet that can offer advice to one of Dancing with the Stars's newest contestants, Drew Carey. And basically, what the Switched at Birth actor has to say to The Price Is Right comedian is: Give in, keep your mouth shut and think Disney. "The only advice I have is, 'Let it go, brother,'" Marini tells People Wednesday while »
- Reagan Alexander
TV news and notes:
- Chris Colfer has already written a feature film and several books, and now he'll stretch his writing muscles when he pens an episode of "Glee." He's reportedly writing an episode of the Fox comedy that will air later in Season 5, thanks to an offer from creator Ryan Murphy. Colfer has already met with the writing staff to hash out some ideas. [TVLine]
- Betsy Brandt is rebounding from the low-rated NBC comedy "The Michael J. Fox Show" with a new gig on Season 2 of Showtime's "Masters of Sex." The "Breaking Bad" alum will recur as Barbara, new secretary to Michael Sheen's Dr. William Masters. The new season of the Showtime series is due in fall 2014. [THR]
Craig Ferguson and Drew Carey have a April Fools’ Day prank for viewers: new jobs! The CBS hosts will swap roles for “The Price Is Right” and “The Late Late Show” telecasts on Tuesday, April 1. Also read: Science Channel Greenlights Craig Ferguson Series ‘I F-ing Love Science’ On Monday's “The Late Late Show,” Carey and Ferguson announced the switcheroo: ”Now this is for April Fools,’ so don't tell anyone!” the regular host of the CBS late night comedy talk show joked. As one-time host of “The Late Late Show,” Carey will interview comedy legend Carl Reiner, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Connie Schultz, »
- Tony Maglio
Ferguson will grab the skinny mic as host CBS’ daytime mainstay “The Price Is Right” while Carey will head over to Ferguson’s stage to host “The Late Late Show.” Both shows are shot on the CBS Television City lot in the Fairfax district.
Ferguson and Carey announced the plan on Monday’s edition of “The Late Late Show.”
“Now this is for April Fools,’ so don’t tell anyone,” Ferguson joked.
Carey’s lineup of guests for the April 1 edition of “Late Late Show” will include Carl Reiner, writer and fellow Cleveland native Connie Schultz and rocker Joan Jett. Three “Price Is Right” models and announcer George Gray will join Carey on the talker.
Ferguson, meanwhile, will bring his trusty sidekicks, robot Geoff Peterson (who already wears »
- Cynthia Littleton
For one day, Ferguson will get to oversee the Showcase Showdown on The Price is Right while Carey will “get off his feet for once” and chat with the imaginary band on The Late Late Show. Will will do the better job?*
Here’s an early look at the official promo:
*My money’s on Craig. »
- Lynette Rice
Step aside, Tobey Marshall — Floyd is the Aaron Paul character that revs me up.
Though the Need for Speed star is more famous these days for Breaking out variations on the word “bitch” and playing the Dice Game on The Price Is Right, in my heart he’ll always be the teenage no-goodnik from 2000′s Whatever It Takes.
Witness Paul in all his millennial, Wolverine-haired glory:
What that promo didn’t make clear is that Floyd was a no-holds-barred weirdo with semi-pyromaniacal tendencies who’s obsessed with causing capital “m” Mayhem like his hero Virgil Doolittle (eventually played by David Koechner). To do so, »
- Lanford Beard
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