Tag Archives: ABC

‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Tyler Gwozdz Dies of Suspected Overdose

Tyler Gwozdz, a former contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” has died of a suspected drug overdose. He was 29. According to the Boca Raton Police Department, Gwozdz was hospitalized on Jan. 13 following a “medical overdose.” He later died in Florida’s Palm Beach County after spending a week in the  intensive care unit. TMZ, which first […]

ABC Orders Comedy Pilot From ‘New Adventures of Old Christine’ Creator

ABC has picked up the multi-cam comedy pilot “My Village” from Kari Lizer. The project follows an empty-nester mom who wonders how she ended up alone while her children live their best lives thousands of miles away. She decides her place is with her family and as she reinserts herself into their lives, her kids […]

ABC Orders Western Comedy Pilot From Sherry Bilsing-Graham, Ellen Kreamer

ABC has handed out their first comedy pilot order of the 2020-2021 season. ABC has ordered the single-cam project “Prospect.” It is described as a comedic western about an idealistic young woman who moves to the frontier to be a schoolteacher. Her ideals are quickly tested when she learns that her students are rowdy ranch […]

TV Ratings: ‘The Bachelor’ Ticks Up 20%, ABC Wins Monday Rose

“The Bachelor” saw a solid uptick week-to-week in the TV ratings, leading ABC to victory on a competitive Monday night. The dating show scored a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49, roughly a 20% increase on last week’s episode, and 6.2 million total viewers, up almost 1 million viewers from last week. “The Good Doctor” benefited […]

‘The Bachelor’ Recap: Demi Burnett Returns and Allegations About ‘Fake’ Contestant Fly

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the third episode of Season 24 of “The Bachelor.” Less than one minute into the newest episode of “The Bachelor,” and there were already tears. Picking up where last week left off, viewers reunited with a crying Hannah Ann Sluss and a defensive Kelsey Weier […]

How ‘Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time’ Became Broadcast’s Ratings Champ

If Ken Jennings wins tonight’s game of “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time,” the tournament will be over. ABC likely hopes that doesn’t happen. Through three rounds of intense quizzing between Jennings, Brad Rutter and recent favorite James Holzhauer, “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” has not only provided a platform for an outpouring of […]

TV Ratings: ‘The Bachelor’ Dips, Easily Wins Monday

“The Bachelor” dipped in the TV ratings from its season 24 premiere last week, but still comfortably topped Monday night. The ABC dating show came in at a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49, down 18% on the premiere, and drew 5.4 million total viewers, down roughly 10% from the 6 million who tuned in for […]

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Reveals New Opening for Its 18th Anniversary (EXCLUSIVE)

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” is getting a brand refresh — including a new opening credits sequence — in time for its 18th season. The newly designed show open will be unveiled at the start of Monday night’s show; scroll down below to get an exclusive first look. The new open comes as ABC has also unveiled […]

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Justin Chambers Exits Series After 15 Years

Justin Chambers is leaving “Grey’s Anatomy” after 15 years on the ABC series. Chambers played Alex Karev in the series, who started off as a surgical intern at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital before eventually rising to the position of resident, and later becoming a pediatric surgical fellow. Sources confirmed to Variety that the Nov. […]

TV Ratings: ‘Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time’ Part 3 Tops 15 Million Viewers

Part 3 of the “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” contest between three of the most prolific contestants to have ever grace the iconic game show drew big numbers yet again for ABC. Last night’s broadcast drew 15.4 million total viewers, up roughly 500,000 from the 14.8 million who tuned in to Part 2. The […]

TV Ratings: ‘Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time’ Grows to 14.8 Million Viewers

Part 2 of ABC’s “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” built on the strong performance from part 1 to comfortably win the Wednesday night TV ratings race. The quiz show, which is pitting three of the greatest contestants to have ever played against each other, drew 14.8 million total viewers, up from 14 million on […]

‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek on Retirement, His ‘Bucket List’ Cameo and ‘GOAT’

Longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, who last year announced that he has been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, said at the Television Critics Assn. winter press tour that he doesn’t expect to retire anytime soon. “I don’t foresee that 30-second moment coming up in the near future,” he said on stage, referring to his […]

ABC Head Karey Burke Doubles Down on Commitment to Live, Tentpole Television

ABC is doubling down on its commitment to live, tentpole television. The aim, said ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke at the Television Critics Assn. winter press tour on Wednesday, is for the network to present at least one live or big tentpole event every month. That includes the Oscars next month, a live episode of […]

‘The Bachelor’ Spinoff Series ‘Listen to Your Heart’ Ordered at ABC

“Bachelor” fans are getting another show to obsess about. ABC has ordered a new addition in the Bachelor Nation catalogue, titled “The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart.” The network has set an April 13 premiere date for the music-centric show. The new series will “unite music and love,” as 20 single men and women embark […]

Oscars to Go Without Host Again, ABC Boss Karey Burke Says

The Oscars are once again going to go without a host. Karey Burke, the head of ABC Entertainment, confirmed that the upcoming film awards show will have “no traditional host” during her executive session at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Wednesday. Voting for the Academy Awards concluded Tuesday night with the nominations […]

Jimmy Kimmel Hosts ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ 20th Anniversary Revival for ABC

“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” is returning to ABC, this time with Jimmy Kimmel at the helm. A 20th anniversary edition of “Millionaire” will premiere in April, featuring celebrity contestants playing for charity. Kimmel will host the special run of episodes, set to return on Wednesday, April 8 — the first time “Millionaire” has […]

‘Supermarket Sweep’ Revival Hosted by Leslie Jones Lands at ABC

ABC has landed the revival to grocery store gamer “Supermarket Sweep,” set to be hosted by “Saturday Night Live” alum Leslie Jones. Jones, a fanatic for the show, is an executive producer on the new edition. “Supermarket Sweep” features three teams of two contestants as they battle their way through a grocery store specially created […]