Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/30-1/31/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/30-1/31/2016
by - Jan 31, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Sunday, January 31, 2016. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lilla Crawford, Patti Murin, & More Share Thoughts, Reactions to GREASE: LIVE BroadcastLin-Manuel Miranda, Lilla Crawford, Patti Murin, & More Share Thoughts, Reactions to GREASE: LIVE Broadcast
by Matt Smith - Jan 31, 2016

There's no doubt “Grease” will be the word of the nation tonight, as millions of people worldwide tune into FOX for the legendary GREASE: LIVE musical broadcast.  As previous broadcasts have shown us, everyone loves to live-tweet the big show, and Broadway's best and brightest are certainly no exception! (In most cases, perhaps, they're even more likely to tweet!)  (more...)

BWW Live Blog: Head Back to Rydell High with GREASE: LIVEBWW Live Blog: Head Back to Rydell High with GREASE: LIVE
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 31, 2016

Tonight is the night, FOX's first live musical Telecast!  The buzz about GREASE: LIVE couldn't be bigger, with a star-studded cast lead by Aaron Tveit and Julianne Hough and direction from HAMILTON director, Thomas Kail, and  DANCING WITH THE STARS vet, Alex Rudzinski. BroadwayWorld has you covered tonight with a live blog of the show! So, if you had to run and pay the delivery guy or aren't home to watch, don't worry, you'll have minute to minute updates so you won't miss out on what the rest of the country is talking about!  (more...)

WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB to Crown Best In Show on USA Network, 2/16WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB to Crown Best In Show on USA Network, 2/16
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The 140th WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW trots into Madison Square Garden with presenting partner Purina® Pro Plan® on February 16 (more...)

ESPN Deportes Will Be Spanish-Language Destination of SUPER BOWL 50ESPN Deportes Will Be Spanish-Language Destination of SUPER BOWL 50
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

ESPN Deportes will be the Spanish-language destination of Super Bowl 50, presenting coverage of the game on ESPN Deportes TV, ESPN Deportes Radio and WatchESPN, live from Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA on Sunday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

ESPN Virtual 3 Technology to Debut on NBA Saturday Primetime on ABCESPN Virtual 3 Technology to Debut on NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

ESPN today announced it will debut 'ESPN Virtual 3' – an innovative technology which illuminates the 3-point line for every 3-point shot attempt – on Saturday, Jan. 30 (more...)

YOU, ME AND THE APOCALYPSE Delivers NBC's Highest Rating in Time Slot Since NovemberYOU, ME AND THE APOCALYPSE Delivers NBC's Highest Rating in Time Slot Since November
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

“You, Me and the Apocalypse” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) delivers NBC's highest rating in the time period since Dec. 10 (more...)

Larry David, Melissa McCarthy to Host SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE; Kanye West to PerformLarry David, Melissa McCarthy to Host SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE; Kanye West to Perform
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Larry David will make his SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE hosting debut on the Feb. 6 Telecast of NBC's iconic late-night franchise. (more...)

FOX News Channel's GOP Debate Delivers Second Highest-Rated Telecast in Network's HistoryFOX News Channel's GOP Debate Delivers Second Highest-Rated Telecast in Network's History
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

FOX News Channel's (FNC) GOP presidential debate, presented in conjunction with Google, scored 12.5 million total viewers last night, making it the second highest-rated Telecast in the network's history. (more...)

Lady Gaga to Perform at 88th ACADEMY AWARDS; Presenters Announced!Lady Gaga to Perform at 88th ACADEMY AWARDS; Presenters Announced!
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Oscars® producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today the first slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars Telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live OSCAR® SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

VIDEO: Carol Burnett Talks Upcoming SAG Honor: 'I Was Absolutely Gobsmacked'VIDEO: Carol Burnett Talks Upcoming SAG Honor: 'I Was Absolutely Gobsmacked'
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Entertainment icon Carol Burnett stopped by CBS's THE TALK to chat about her upcoming SAG Life Achievement Award honor, with Carol saying, 'when I heard about it… I was absolutely gobsmacked. I'm thrilled.' (more...)

Ana Claudia Talanc to Host NBC UNIVERSO's TOP CHEF MEXICO, Premiering 2/18Ana Claudia Talanc to Host NBC UNIVERSO's TOP CHEF MEXICO, Premiering 2/18
by TV - On the Road - Jan 28, 2016

NBC UNIVERSO,the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, announced today the network premiere of the first season of 'Top Chef Mexico' on Thursday, Feb. 18 (more...)

EBT & MAC to Hos The Red Carpet GalaEBT & MAC to Hos The Red Carpet Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

?The Milford Arts Council will host its third annual Red Carpet Gala on Sunday, February 28, in honor of the 2016 Academy Awards.  Come and walk the red carpet while paparazzi snap your photo.   (more...)

NBC's TONIGHT SHOW Dominates the Late-Night Ratings WeekNBC's TONIGHT SHOW Dominates the Late-Night Ratings Week
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has dominated the late-night ratings week of Jan. 18-22 in every key measure versus CBS's “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and ABC's “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in adults 18-49. (more...)

Idris Elba, Mark Ruffalo & More Join SAG AWARDS Presenters LineupIdris Elba, Mark Ruffalo & More Join SAG AWARDS Presenters Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Anthony Mackie, Rachel McAdams, Jason Mitchell, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon and Kristen Wiig are all set to take center stage when they announce winners in a variety of categories. (more...)

Patricia Leonard Presents Arthur Miller Reading Featuring Joan CopelandPatricia Leonard Presents Arthur Miller Reading Featuring Joan Copeland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

In celebration of great American playwright Arthur Miller's centennial, Patricia Leonard will present acclaimed actress Joan Copeland in a rare reading of her brother's short story The Performance. (more...)

Movieguide Awards' Dr. Ted Baehr Weighs in on #OscarsSoWhite ControversyMovieguide Awards' Dr. Ted Baehr Weighs in on #OscarsSoWhite Controversy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of the MOVIEGUIDE 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, has weighed in on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. (more...)

Tony Hale to Toast the Opening of the 22nd SAG AWARDS Red Carpet Roll OutTony Hale to Toast the Opening of the 22nd SAG AWARDS Red Carpet Roll Out
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Six-time Actor® nominee Tony Hale ('Veep,” 'Arrested Development.') will join Vitalie Taittinger, Champagne Taittinger Artistic Director, to open the red carpet for the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (more...)

Hallmark Channel Teams with North Shore Animal League in Support of KITTEN BOWL IIIHallmark Channel Teams with North Shore Animal League in Support of KITTEN BOWL III
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Hallmark Channel in partnership with North Shore Animal League America celebrates 'Kitten Bowl III' by hosting adoption parties for the third year in a row at over 35 local shelters across the nation. (more...)

2016 Radio Disney Music Awards to Air 5/12016 Radio Disney Music Awards to Air 5/1
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), music's biggest event for families, is set for SATURDAY, APRIL 30 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Now in its fourth year, the RDMA will feature even more performances, combining music's biggest with tomorrow's rising stars. The special two-hour Telecast, 'Disney Channel Presents the Radio Disney Music Awards,' will be presented SUNDAY, MAY 1 (7:00-9:00 p.m. EST) on Disney Channel in the U.S. and thereafter, in 159 countries, an increase of more than 250 percent from last year's 44 countries. Highlights will also be available on Radio Disney, the Radio Disney App, WATCH Disney Channel and RadioDisney.com. (more...)

ABC's THE BACHELOR Builds for 2nd-Straight Week in Total ViewersABC's THE BACHELOR Builds for 2nd-Straight Week in Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

'The Bachelor” built for the 2nd-straight week with Total Viewers (+1% - 7.7 million vs. 7.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (+5% - 2.3/7 vs. 2.2/6), setting new season highs on both counts. (more...)

ESPNU to Televise Reese's Senior Bowl Practices LiveESPNU to Televise Reese's Senior Bowl Practices Live
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

ESPNU will televise Reese's Senior Bowl practices (North and South teams) live from Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., on Wednesday, Jan. 27, and Thursday, Jan. 28 (more...)

NBC Broadcast of BRIDESMAIDS is Sunday Night's Top Big 4 Entertainment TelecastNBC Broadcast of BRIDESMAIDS is Sunday Night's Top Big 4 Entertainment Telecast
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

A rebroadcast of the 2011 feature film “Bridesmaid” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall from 8-11 p.m. ET) was the night's top entertainment Telecast on the Big 4 networks that did not benefit from an NFL lead-in (more...)

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler to Present Carol Burnett with Life Achievement Award at 22nd SAG AWARDSTina Fey & Amy Poehler to Present Carol Burnett with Life Achievement Award at 22nd SAG AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will present the Life Achievement Award to comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author Carol Burnett live at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (more...)

All 5 children's Album GRAMMY Nominees to Converge for ConcertAll 5 children's Album GRAMMY Nominees to Converge for Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Children's Recording Arts Alliance announces the seventh annual charity benefit performance featuring all five of this year's children's album GRAMMY Award nominees. This year's public concert at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, CA, will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11 am to 12 noon. (more...)

New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage Presents SEEKING JUSTICE: THE CASE OF LEO FRANK REVISITEDNew York's Museum of Jewish Heritage Presents SEEKING JUSTICE: THE CASE OF LEO FRANK REVISITED
by Michael Dale - Feb 5, 2016

A new exhibition explores the controversial case that inspired the Broadway musical PARADE. (more...)

NBC's THE WIZ LIVE, David Alan Grier Among Winners of 2016 NAACP Image AwardsNBC's THE WIZ LIVE, David Alan Grier Among Winners of 2016 NAACP Image Awards
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Among the winners announced was NBC's THE WIZ LIVE in the category of Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special. (more...)

Paramount TV's GREASE: LIVE Tops 17 Million Viewers WorldwideParamount TV's GREASE: LIVE Tops 17 Million Viewers Worldwide
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Paramount Television's highly-acclaimed, breakthrough hit GREASE: LIVE delivered more than 17 million total viewers worldwide since it originally aired this past Sunday, Jan. 31. (more...)

Chef Gordon Ramsey Designs Dinner Menu for Elton John's OSCAR Night GalaChef Gordon Ramsey Designs Dinner Menu for Elton John's OSCAR Night Gala
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

On Sunday, February 28, 2015, Chef Wayne and Diamond will once again go into high gear, preparing five-course meals in a massive undertaking, made to look easy and run like clockwork. And, once again, they will be collaborating with Master Chef Gordon Ramsey, who designed the dinner menu. (more...)

ABC's MADOFF Opens at No. 1 in Time Slot with 7 Million ViewersABC's MADOFF Opens at No. 1 in Time Slot with 7 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

From 8:00-10:00 p.m. against Fox's “American Idol”/“Hell's Kitchen” and original dramas on NBC (“Mysteries of Laura”/“Law & Order: SVU”), Part 1 of ABC's original movie “Madoff” ranked No. 1 in its 2-hour time period (more...)

NBC's SVU & CHICAGO P.D. Win Slots in Key Demo & Total ViewersNBC's SVU & CHICAGO P.D. Win Slots in Key Demo & Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

NBC wins Wednesday in total viewers with slot victories for “Law & Order: SVU” and “Chicago P.D.” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (more...)

NBC's CHICAGO FIRE Wins Time Slot Among Big 4 in All Key MeasuresNBC's CHICAGO FIRE Wins Time Slot Among Big 4 in All Key Measures
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

“Chicago Fire” (1.8/6 in 18-49, 8.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) wins the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key measure and ranks #1 by a +50% margin among those nets in the 10-11 p.m. ET hour (1.8 vs. 1.2 for CBS's #2 “NCIS” encore). (more...)

DishLATINO Delivers ESPN Deportes in High-Def Ahead of Super Bowl 50DishLATINO Delivers ESPN Deportes in High-Def Ahead of Super Bowl 50
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Beginning today, DishLATINO will deliver ESPN Deportes in high-definition, marking a significant shift toward increasing HD distribution to more Hispanic households nationwide. The launch comes days ahead of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7 – the first Super Bowl Telecast for ESPN Deportes. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Grammy Nomination & MoreVIDEO: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Grammy Nomination & More
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

In the video below, Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the Broadway hit, speaks on his musical influences, inspiration, Grammy Award nomination and how he hopes the show will expose hip-hop and musical theater to new audiences. (more...)

TNT to Air SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT 2016 REVEALED Special, 2/13TNT to Air SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT 2016 REVEALED Special, 2/13
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT 2016 REVEALED will air Saturday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 p.m. (ET) / 7:30 p.m. (PT) during NBA All-Star Weekend on TNT, following the network's coverage of State Farm NBA All-Star Saturday Night. (more...)

ABC's THE MUPPETS is Most-Watched Comedy in New Time SlotABC's THE MUPPETS is Most-Watched Comedy in New Time Slot
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

“The Muppets” (8:30-9:00 p.m. – 2.7 million and 0.8/3 in AD18-49): At 8:30 p.m. in its new time slot, ABC freshman “The Muppets” outdrew its comedy competition in the half-hour with Total Viewers (2.7 million vs. 2.6 million for Fox's “Grandfathered”). (more...)

NBC's SUPERSTORE Retains 100% of Last Week's Fast-Affil 18-49 ScoreNBC's SUPERSTORE Retains 100% of Last Week's Fast-Affil 18-49 Score
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

NBC'S “Superstore” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) retains 100% of last week's 1.4 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings in adults 18-49 (more...)

FOX News Marks 14 Years as Top Cable News Channel in JanuaryFOX News Marks 14 Years as Top Cable News Channel in January
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

FOX News Channel (FNC) finished January as the most-watched cable news channel, marking 14 consecutive years topping the genre, according to Nielsen Media Research. Additionally, the network was rated second among basic cable primetime for the month, following only ESPN and finishing ahead of TBS, USA and TNT, and placed third in total day. (more...)

Lady Gaga to Pay Tribute to Music Legend David Bowie at 58th Annual GRAMMY AwardsLady Gaga to Pay Tribute to Music Legend David Bowie at 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Recording Academy will honor GRAMMY winner and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient David Bowie with an experiential tribute performed by one of his biggest fans, six-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Lady Gaga, at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards. (more...)

ABC Ties Strongest Week Since November in Adults 18-49ABC Ties Strongest Week Since November in Adults 18-49
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

During the week of January 25, 2016, ABC held even in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4) to tie its best week since November – since w/o 11/30/15. (more...)

NBC Acquires NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLNBC Acquires NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

NBC will become the first network to present multiple primetime NFL packages in the same season. NBC Sports Group's Thursday Night Football package – a two-year agreement -- features five new Thursday night games on NBC, which will be simulcast on NFL Network. (more...)

ABC's THE BACHELOR Leads Its 2-Hour Time Slot in Total ViewerABC's THE BACHELOR Leads Its 2-Hour Time Slot in Total Viewer
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

ABC ran a strong second on Monday in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6), closing the gap by 4-tenths week to week with Fox's Monday dramas (more...)

Washington Capitals to be Showcased Three Times This Week on NBC & NBCSNWashington Capitals to be Showcased Three Times This Week on NBC & NBCSN
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The league-leading Washington Capitals will be showcased three times on NBC and NBCSN this week, including a showdown with the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL Game of the Week this Sunday at Noon ET on NBC, as NBC Sports Group begins second-half coverage of the 2015-16 NHL regular season. Coverage begins tonight with a matchup of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference, when Evgeny Kuznetsov and the Capitals host Jaromir Jagr and the Florida Panthers at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN (more...)

GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony to Be Streamed Live at GRAMMY.comGRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony to Be Streamed Live at GRAMMY.com
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will take place at Microsoft Theater on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, from 12:30–3:30 p.m. PT and will be streamed live internationally at GRAMMY.com/live and CBS.com. (more...)

Season to Date, NBC Ranks #1 Among Big 4 in Every Key DemoSeason to Date, NBC Ranks #1 Among Big 4 in Every Key Demo
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

NBC has tied for #2 in adults 18-49 for the primetime ratings week of Jan. 18-24, averaging a 1.2 rating, 4 share in 18-49 and 4.9 million viewers overall, according to “live plus same day” results from Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

Disney Star Cameron Boyce Featured in Tonight's Interstitial Series BE INSPIREDDisney Star Cameron Boyce Featured in Tonight's Interstitial Series BE INSPIRED
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Popular young Disney actor Cameron Boyce's personal connection to 'The Clinton 12' -- the historical African-American teens who were first to integrate a public school in the South in 1956 -- is told in a new installment of the interstitial series 'Be Inspired,' (more...)

NBC Renews LAW & ORDER: SVU & CHICAGO MED; Dick Wolf Signs New Overall DealNBC Renews LAW & ORDER: SVU & CHICAGO MED; Dick Wolf Signs New Overall Deal
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

 Iconic television creator/producer Dick Wolf has signed a new overall deal with NBCUniversal that extends his relationship with the network through 2020. (more...)

GREASE: LIVE Executive Producer Marc Platt Reveals the Biggest Challenges of the BroadcastGREASE: LIVE Executive Producer Marc Platt Reveals the Biggest Challenges of the Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

FOX's GREASE:LIVE was an undeniable hit last night, earning rave reviews, 12.2 million viewers and a 4.3 rating in the all-important A18-49 demographic. Executive producer Marc Platt has a lot to be happy about today, and he spoke with the Hollywood Reporter about his big night. (more...)

NBC's SNL Encore Hosted by Elizabeth Banks Earns Top RatingsNBC's SNL Encore Hosted by Elizabeth Banks Earns Top Ratings
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

An encore Telecast of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE with host Elizabeth Banks and musical guest Exposure (3.2/8 in metered-market households, 1.2/6 in adults 18-49 in the local people meters) delivered the best rating for an 'SNL' rebroadcast in nearly a year in metered-market households. (more...)

Julianne Moore, Steve Carell & More Added to OSCARS Presenters ListJulianne Moore, Steve Carell & More Added to OSCARS Presenters List
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Oscars® producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today the second slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars Telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar® Sunday, February 28, on ABC.  (more...)

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