Friday, May 24, 2024

Television

“SNL” Ends Season Down in Ratings with Jake Gyllenhaal, Sabrina Carpenter as 50th Anniversary Looms

This past Saturday's "SNL" brought in 4.21 million total viewers, a little down from the 4.24 of the previous week. Both shows were down 500,000 viewers from the previous two...

“Stranger Things” Drops Trailer for Live Stage Show in UK Before Coming to Broadway in 2025

We're still waiting for word on the fifth and final season of "Stranger Things" on TV. Meanwhile, a prequel play called "Stranger Things: First Shadow"...

“American Idol” Finale: Will Moseley Loses But Sends 1st Single to Top 3, Over Winner Abi Carter, Plus Katy Perry Throws Pizza at Audience

Last night's three hour "American Idol" finale was a spectacle. The winner was Abi Carter, a pop singer in the mode of Sara Bareilles. For...

Review: HBO’s Two Night Stax Records Doc Celebrates Great Music of Sam & Dave, Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Booker T & the MGs

It's hard for me to be completely objective about Jamila Wignot's two part documentary, "Stax: Soulsville, USA." I made a film that included a...

“Young Sheldon” Ends with a Big Ratings Bang: Fourth Highest Night of Series Run

The series finale hour of "Young Sheldon" on Thursday night went out with a Big Bang. The beloved comedy had its fourth highest night since...

RIP Great Comic Actor Dabney Coleman, 92, Rose to Fame with “Mary Hartman,” “9 to 5,” “Tootsie”

I am lucky to say I chatted with actor Dabney Coleman a few times back in the day, in Elaine's. Elaine Kaufman loved him,...

“Grey’s Anatomy” — Totally Unwatchable Now — Pushed to 10PM For Probably Final Season

It's time to suture up the folks to at Grey Sloan whatever. ABC has renewed "Grey's Anatomy" for a 21st and hopefully final season. They're...

ABC Soap “General Hospital” Fires Headwriter of Two Months, Brings Back Predecessor

ABC's 60 year old soap, "General Hospital," is always in some kind of trouble. Today the show fired co-headwriter Patrick Mulcahey. He'd been on the...

Kate Hudson Wakes Up 23 Years after Oscar Nom for “Almost Famous,” Comes for an Emmy and a Grammy at the Same Time

In 2001, Kate Hudson got an Oscar nomination for playing Penny Lane in "Almost Famous." Then, instead of having a clear career path, she zigged...

MTV Cancels Movie and TV Awards for 2024, Skips “Barbenheimer” Movies After 2023 Ratings Debacle

MTV will not have a 2024 Movie and TV Awards this year. You may recall that last year's show was a debacle, what with the...

Will “Baby Reindeer” Upend Emmy Awards? Chilling Psychosexual Drama of Addiction and Obsession Is No. 1 Rated Netflix Show

Everyone is talking about "Baby Reindeer." In the UK, the whole thing has gone off the rails. Piers Morgan is involved. Lawsuits are being threatened. The...