Jimmy Kimmel Live! will move back from 12:05 a.m. to midnight ET as of Feb. 4, ABC said Thursday. That will cut Nightline, which had been airing from 11:35 p.m. to 12:05 a.m., to 25 minutes instead of a half-hour.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — ABC’s Diane Sawyer will air the first television interview with astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of shooting victim Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The network said that Kelly spoke to Sawyer on Saturday at the hospital where Giffords continues to recover from being shot in the head on Jan. 8. ABC said Sunday […]
ABC’s Modern Family and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire were among the television shows nominated for the Directors Guild of America’s top honors, the DGA announced today.
The network today that it has renewed Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, Cougar Town, The Middle and Private Practice for the 2011-12 TV season.
A federal appeals court threw out a $1.21 million penalty against 44 ABC television stations for violating broadcast indecency standards by showing a 2003 NYPD Blue episode that depicted a woman’s nude buttocks.
ABC’s double-header averaged a 5.5 Nielsen fast national rating, and ESPN’s three telecasts averaged a 1.8 household rating, the highest averages for either network when airing multiple NBA games on Christmas Day. Compared to last year’s slate of five games, household ratings were up 45 percent on ABC (5.5 vs. 3.8) and 20 percent on ESPN (1.8 vs. 1.5).
A federal judge issues a ruling that upholds the July verdict that Disney and its ABC and Buena Vista Television subsidiaries cheated producer Celador International out of millions by cutting sweetheart deals to bring Who Wants to Be a Millionaire to America.
After a turbulent year in late-night television, at least at NBC, stability will reign at ABC, where Jimmy Kimmel has agreed to extend his contract for at least two more years.
Give us the Big Four before we cut the cord, 300 people told a Needham & Co. survey. “We found that if folks listed one broadcaster, they generally listed them all,” said Needham’s Laura Martin. “They think of the four broadcasters as a monolith.
ABC is firming up its midseason plans, scheduling Matthew Perry’s new comedy Mr. Sunshine and Elisha Cuthbert’s sitcom Happy Endings.
ABC finally euthanized The Whole Truth, pulling the canceled legal drama from its schedule. The network has decided to not air the seven remaining episodes of the legal drama — at least not anytime soon.
Don Meredith, NFL star and an original member of ABC’s Monday Night Football broadcast team died Sunday in Santa Fe, N.M., after suffering a brain hemorrhage.
After two rounds of ABC affiliates buying extra spots from the network, the reverse exchange — ABC buying ad units during stations’ slow periods in early January — has the early earmarks of a sweeping success, too.
CBS launched its new series “Tough Choices” Wednesday night on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and ABC News is starting an on-going special of its own titled “Afghanistan: Can We Win?” that will air across all ABC platforms starting Monday.
Dancing With the Stars producers said Tuesday the contestants received a “record amount of activity,” which overloaded its online and phone voting system after Monday’s final competition show. The network has been denying voting issues all season in light of Bristol Palin’s longevity on the show.
Almost two months after ABC announced its landmark Inventory Exchange System, which makes batches of network spots available for purchase by the affiliates, the affiliates are now making their own spots available for purchase by the network.
ABC’s Dancing with the Stars has weathered its share of controversies over the previous 10 seasons. But this year may have produced the biggest controversy of all — Bristol Palin’s triumph over Brandy — heading into tonight’s final performance episode, beginning tonight at 8 p.m., and leading into tomorrow’s finale, set for 9.
NEW YORK (AP) — The top producer of ABC’s “This Week” with Christiane Amanpour is quitting. Ian Cameron says the weekend work has been tough on his family and he wants more regular hours. Cameron is married to Susan Rice, the nation’s ambassador to the United Nations, and he’s leaving ABC News altogether after 13 […]
CBS, ABC and NBC race to England to cover Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement.
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC’s Barbara Walters will interview President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House for a network special to air the day after Thanksgiving. The veteran newswoman has interviewed every president since Richard Nixon. It will be her second time sitting down with the Obamas, not counting a […]