Tuesday, November 10, 2009

News Round-up: Critchlow, GLEE, Locklear, Lau, Sweeney

GLEE Brings Joy to Beleaguered Music Industry
Two months into the 2009-10 TV season, GLEE is drawing a weekly audience of 8.6 million viewers to the Fox television network. Fans have bought more than two million tunes sung by the show's cast on iTunes, and soundtracks are being compiled and sold in traditional stores.

The average American spent “four hours and 49 minutes a day on average in front of the TV” during the most recent TV season
A few minutes shy of the five-hour mark, the 2008-9 season average is the highest ever, according to Nielsen, up four minutes from the previous year. Compared with 10 years ago, viewing is up 20 percent.

ABC Moving UGLY BETTY to Wednesday Nights
ABC higher-ups are moving UGLY BETTY to Wednesdays at 10 in January as part of a flashy relaunch of the show in an effort to save it. The thinking is that Betty would complement new hits MODERN FAMILY and COUGAR TOWN nicely, and make ABC a solid destination for comedy on Wednesday night.

INTERVIEW: Former DAYS star Roark Critchlow (ex-Mike)
"I try to look at things from a production standpoint, and if they have created a core of younger cast members with a loyal following who does not care about John and Marlena that it sort of makes sense. Do they want to continue serving the older audience? People are passing away so you’ve got to let the show grow.

Actress and Mom Alison Sweeney Partners With Crest Glide(R) to Help Americans Get out of Tight Spaces, in and out of the Bathroom
Crest GlideƂ® Floss has partnered with DAYS actressAlison Sweeney to help Americans glide easily through tight spaces every day. As a busy mom juggling a career and a family, Alison knows a positive outlook and a healthy, confident smile can get her through even the toughest of challenges.

"Working in television while taking care of two young children can be stressful, but knowing I have a healthy smile always gives me the confidence I need to glide through a hectic day," explains Alison. "I am excited to be working with Crest Glide because I believe in the power of a brilliant smile and understand the importance of keeping my mouth healthy. I use Crest Glide because unlike regular floss, it slides easily in the tight spaces between my teeth to remove food particles and plaque which can lead to gingivitis or even a more serious form of gum disease if not treated."

LOCKLEAR: Donning Anew the Miniskirt of a Predator
When she returned to a resuscitated version of “Melrose Place” that began this fall on the CW network, Ms. Locklear considered making a few demands. Starting with her skirts.

“They’re short,” Ms. Locklear said in a telephone interview, “and I keep wanting to say, ‘Shorter,’ but I have to work into that, because I think wardrobe might be mortified.”

MAD MEN: top five web spoofs
Watch the best online parodies of the 1960s advertising series.

Korean actor attempts suicide
A Korean, who is reportedly in the cast of a popular soap opera show of GMA-7 television network, is now fighting for his life after drinking half-liter of bleach detergent Monday afternoon in Valenzuela City.

Laurence Lau bringing "August: Osage County" to Hartford
"One of my best friends, who grew up in Oklahoma though he's lived in New York for 20 years, said he needed three days of therapy after he saw this play. 'That was my family,' he said.'"

1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen "Ugly Betty" yet this season due to its move to Fridays.
    Am looking forward to it moving to Wednesdays! I really hope this is a sign of support from ABC/Disney.