Monday, May 14, 2012

TV News and Tidbits 5/14/12

FOX releases its fall schedule [Deadline]
- Very standard schedule from FOX, moving Glee to Thursday, Touch to Friday, and filling in the rest. Notably, no sci-fi, after Terra Nova and Alcatraz flopping this season.

Next season of 30 Rock will be the last [E! Online]
- Everyone saw that coming.

FOX gets Britney Spears and Demi Lovato for The X-Factor [Deadline]
- I normally don't comment on reality shows, but this move is hilarious. The X-Factor definitely underperformed this season, so Simon is trying to make up for that by bringing in notable celebrities regardless of credentials. At least with American Idol, you could say that Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez have been in the music business for a long time. You argue the same for Britney, I guess, but Demi Lovato? Seriously?

Harry's Law executive producer apparently thinks TV By the Numbers is powerful enough to influence ratings. [TVBTN]
- Obviously this is untrue, but given the absurd things producers, actors, etc say about ratings, he might actually believe this and isn't saying that out of frustration.
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