Get out your dancing shoes. Ellen DeGeneres’ self-titled talk show has been renewed through the 2016-17 season in 96 percent of the country. The renewal includes all 10 NBC-owned and operated and an additional 179 stations. In a released statement, Said President of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution Ken Werner:
Ellen is quite simply the best,” Werner said in a statement. “Day in and day out she and her team produce a unique and compelling hour of entertainment which is appointment television for legions of women. We are absolutely thrilled that NBC, Ellen, Warner Bros. and all of our station partners will be continuing our successful relationship for years to come. READ MORE
Anderson Cooper on Lance Armstrong Doping Scandal: "He Was a Complete Jerk About This For Years and Years"By Jillian Bowe on January 16, 2013
Don’t expect Anderson Cooper and disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong to go bike riding anytime soon. On Wednesday's episode of Anderson, Cooper and guest co-host Dari Alexander discussed Armstrong copping to using performance-enhancement drugs in an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The Silver Fox remarked:
I've got to say he was a complete jerk about this for years and years and years. He wouldn't just deny this. He would go after and try to destroy the people who were telling the truth and people who were telling the truth would get anonymous death threats. Even the guy from the anti-doping agency got anonymous email death threats; it's not known who it's from.
Watch Cooper go in on Armstrong after the jump! READ MORE
Get ready to see more of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! Broadcast & Cable is reporting the two Sony-produced game shows have been renewed through the 2015-2016 season on ABC-owned TV stations.
The new contracts will bring Wheel and Jeopardy! to 33 and 32 years on the air respectively. Rebecca Campbell, president of the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, said in a released statement:
"Our ABC-owned stations have been the local destinations for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! for nearly 30 years. Both shows are strong perennial performers and we are thrilled to continue to offer them to our viewers and advertisers."
Bethenny Frankel apparently did a nice showing during her talk show's six-week trial run. On Monday's episode of Ellen, the former reality star announced Bethenny has been picked up. Executive Producer Ellen DeGeneres stated:
We are not going to give a lot of details, because we can’t. But, it is safe to say she will be on television soon. The television show will be back on the air.
Bethenny's trial run debuted in Fox markets in Dallas (KDWF at 1 PM), Los Angeles (KTTV 2 PM), Minneapolis (KMSP 10 AM), New York (WNYW 11 AM), Philadelphia, (11 AM) and Phoenix (KSAZ 11 AM). According to Celebuzz, the show tested highly in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Minneapolis. Watch Frankel and DeGeneres discuss their good news after the jump!
Anderson Cooper's daytime chatfest is getting an overhaul for its second season. According to Deadline, Anderson will now be called Anderson Live and feature rotating co-hosts with its new live structure.
The sophomore talk show will also move from Lincoln Center's The Allen Room to the Broadcast Center in New York, which was previously home to the now defunct Nate Berkus Show. In a released statement, new co-executive producer Terence Noonan said:
Being live plays to Anderson’s strengths, providing immediacy and topicality, which allows us to talk about what is going on in the world.