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“America’s Next Top Model” is soon going off the air after 22 cycles, but the fashion television genre will be in style for seasons to come.
Tyra Banks’ modeling competition debuted on UPN 12 years ago, launching the high demand for high-fashion unscripted TV, before moving to the CW, where it will finish up its final runway walk in late 2015 — the same quarter Banks launched her new syndicated daytime talker “FabLife,” a lifestyle show that covers the mainstream fashion conversation on a daily basis.
The year after “Top Model’s” 2003 premiere, Bravo introduced viewers to “Project Runway.” Now on Lifetime, the show is in its 14th season, and has spawned five spinoffs. Ratings for the Heidi Klum-hosted designer competition are up 10%, and the show has been Emmy-nominated for best reality series every year since it’s been eligible. With nearly 60 nominations and a major win for the supermodel as best host, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Once Upon a Time, CSI, Masters of Sex and Bones!
1 | How many Hawaii Five-0 fans caught Steve stealing a wedding reception twirl with Danny?
2 | Would Blue Bloods’ Frank really have covered up the NYPD’s successful thwarting of a terrorist attack?
3 | Did CSI‘s costume designer get a discount on hideous hats for the series finale? Also, »
Fox’s Sleepy Hollow opened Season 3 and christened its new Thursday time slot with 3.5 million total viewers and a 1.0 demo rating (per finals), down sharply from both its Season 2 opener (5.6 mil/2.0) and finale (4.4 mil/1.4), and easily hitting series lows.
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Opening Fox’s night, Bones returned to 6.2 mil/1.4, down from its previous premiere (6.3 mil/1.6) but up from its May June finale (5.1 mil/1.2).
TVLine readers gave both premieres an average grade of “A-.”
If you feel the need to take an extra long look at the above picture of Booth’s happy family on Bones, we totally understand. The joyous feeling seen on the clan’s faces stands in opposition to the somber, stressful vibe of Thursday’s Season 11 premiere.
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As the episode opens, we discover that Booth and Brennan stayed put in their home even though they left their old jobs. Since we last saw them in Season 10, she’s written two books already and is helping classify artifacts for the Munich museum, »
Bones‘ latest casting indicates that Booth and Brennan’s big adventure won’t go quite as planned.
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Raver’s character will be part of the first two episodes of the season.
Bones fans will remember that Brennan and Booth ended Season 10 agreeing to make a fresh start outside the Jeffersonian after indications that their old enemy Pelant might not »
The deal was inked with NBCUniversal International Formats, which reps “Lipstick Jungle” worldwide. Endemol Shine Netherlands is producing the Dutch version, titled “Meiden van de Herengracht” (“Girls from the Herengracht”).
“We are really proud that we will air the Dutch remake of the American format “Lipstick Jungle” this fall. We consider this series to be a perfect fit with Net5 and we contracted a great cast in cooperation with producer Endemol Shine Netherlands,” said Net5 Channel manager Ana Henriques.
The series turns on three best friends who live fast, glamorous lives, while building their careers, struggling and »
- Elsa Keslassy
Last May, the CW introduced a new dramedy from showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman: Jane the Virgin—an adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen. It was a standout at the Upfronts and went on to become a critical darling and a Golden Globe winner for star Gina Rodriguez. Snyder Urman started her career on the ABC comedy Hope and Faith before stints on Gilmore Girls, Men in Trees, Lipstick Jungle and 90210. Jane the Virgin is her second series as creator; the… »
They’ve proven to be among the most popular kids series on Prime Instant Video, and all four of them were recently honored by the Parents’ Choice Foundation. Today Amazon announced that it has greenlit second seasons of its hit kids series: Creative Galaxy, Annedroids, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, and recent Annie Award winner Tumble Leaf.
“Tumble Leaf, Creative Galaxy, Annedroids and Gortimer have all experienced a tremendous response from our customers and we’re excited to bring them back for another season,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming for Amazon Studios. “Working with such remarkably talented and impactful creators in both the preschool and kids six to 11 space, it’s exciting to see where the storylines and characters will take us for another season.”
8 items from 2015
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