The 'Live! with Kelly and Michael' co-host was reported to have been so upset at Strahan's announcement of his departure last week that she didn't appear on the show the next day.
Following a week of tense drama and speculation, Kelly Ripa finally returned to ‘Live!’ on Tuesday (April 26th) for the first time since her co-host Michael Strahan announced his departure to ‘Good Morning America’.
Walking out hand-in-hand with Strahan in a show of unity that not all viewers thought was entirely convincing, Ripa addressed the potentially awkward situation head on by speaking to the audience before starting the show.
“Guys, guys, guys – our long national nightmare is over,” she quipped to laughs from the studio. “Look, I am fairly certain that there are trained professional snipers with tranquilizer darts in case I drift too far off message.”
ABC has renewed ‘Mistresses’ for a fourth season but Jennifer Esposito will not be returning.
Mistresses has been renewed for a fourth season. The hit ABC show, based on the British television series of the same name, will return to our screens next year. The network confirmed the renewal of Mistresses on Friday (24th September).
Jennifer Esposito at the New York premiere of Ricki and the Flash, August 2015.
Continue reading: ABC Renews ‘Mistresses’ For A Fourth Season
After four years of drama and devious plotting, ABC has pulled the plug on 'Revenge'.
ABC has cancelled ‘Revenge’ after four seasons, it has been revealed. A source confirmed to E! News that the network would be bringing the series to an end, and that the series finale would be broadcast on Sunday, May 10th at 10pm ET.
‘Revenge’s executive producer Sunil Nayar told Entertainment Weekly, who first broke the news: “We can officially tell our fans that this will be the end of the story. We've been talking to the network and we all just wanted to make sure that we felt very confident."
Emily Vancamp, the star of ABC's 'Revenge'
Continue reading: ABC Cancels 'Revenge' After Four Seasons
ABC's brand new drama gets mulled over.
Chasing Life premiered on ABC last night (10th June) and the Steve Miner-directed first episode of ABC Family's new comedy drama adaptation was delivered to the American small screen. Airing Tuesdays at 9/8c, Chasing Life is "a story about love, hope, determination and support," series lead Italia Ricci tells TVLine.
Italia Ricci Stars in 'Chasing Life'
"It's about my character, April, and how everyone around her deals with her diagnosis of cancer at 24 years old. Just when it looks like her life is falling into place, it starts to fall apart - but she decides not to let it."
Michael Strahan's is Good Morning America's new guy.
Michael Strahan is joining Good Morning America, following the departure of Josh Elliot, it has been confirmed. ABC sources tell TMZ.com that Strahan will appear during the 08:00 hour of the show, around 3-4 times per week. Insiders say Strahan will act as a “utility player”, presenting features, lifestyle, entertainment, sports – pretty much whatever needs coveing.
Michael Strahan is Joining 'Good Morning America'
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Christian Slater's 'Mind Games' has been cancelled. It was rubbish.
ABC have ruthlessly axed Christian Slater's Mind Games midseason after low rated airings. For the next two weeks, the network will use the Tuesday 10pm slot for extra samplings of promising midseason drama Resurrection. Beginning on April 15, the network will launch season 3 of Celebrity Wife Swap.
Christian Slater's 'Mind Games' Is No More
In fairness, Mind Games wasn't very good and the writing was on the wall since it debuted to a 1.1 demo rating two days after the Oscar telecast - when the show was promoted. It dived to a horrendous 0.6 in its second week and matched that rating again on Tuesday. It's the third ABC show to be cancelled in the Tuesday 10pm timeslot, following Lucky 7 and Killer Women.
Continue reading: Christian Slater's 'Mind Games' Cancelled, Replaced By 'Wife Swap'
With Oh on the move, show creator Rhimes expresses her sadness
As ABC’s top scripted drama, and having run for nearly 10 seasons now, Grey’s Anatomy’s characters are household names, and familiar faces, too. And that’s why Sandra Oh's exit has hit showrunner Shonda Rimes so hard.
Sandra Oh at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Awards
Oh plays the confident Dr. Cristina Yang, and has done so for eight years on the popular medical drama. “Creatively, I really feel like I gave it my all, and I feel ready to let her go,” she revealed of her exit. “It’s such an interesting thing to play a character for so long and to actually get the sense that she wants to be let go as well.” (The Mail)
Continue reading: Grey’s Anatomy Losing An Original - Shonda Rhimes Is Upset
Avengers fans, assemble!
The critics got a first glance at what Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D looks like yesterday, (Sunday Aug 4) when they were treated to a special screening of the first episode. And those same critics got to grill producer Joss Whedon afterwards.
The show - created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen – is set in the same universe as creations like Iron Man; it contains the super-human criminals that S.H.I.E.L.D will have to battle each week and takes place after The Avengers’ Battle of New York.
"Every week it's not going to be some new hero," Whedon explains. "There could be a device, there could be a mystery.” The show will focus on characters who aren’t blessed (or cursed) with superpowers, rather it will look at the intricacies of teamwork and how the group work together to bring down the threat.
Eddie Cibrian was considered a rising star in Hollywood and despite his consistent work, the quality roles are yet to come in.
When Leann Rimes and Eddie Cibrian fell in love on the set of Northern Lights, things were already looking a little bleak for the American actor. Here was a guy with the looks of a genuine Hollywood leading star - a guy who had served his time on U.S. television (Sunset Beach), like many A-listers before him, George Clooney, Kevin Bacon, etc. So why has Cibrian - who turned 40 last week - lost his way in the tangled world of Hollywood?
Eddie Cibrian [L] and LeAnn Rimes [R] At The ACM Music Awards
In 2006, Cibrian joined the cast of Fox show Vanished midway through the series. The show focused on the disappearance of the wife of a Georgia senator, which is revealed as being part of a wider conspiracy. The family of the missing woman, a pair of FBI agents and a journalist are drawn into the ever-evolving mystery - sounds alright doesn't it? Well, it wasn't. And it was cancelled after nine of the thirteen episodes. Yep, that means Fox deemed it wasn't even worth revealing where the wife of the Georgian senator ended up.
Draper's descent continues?
Don Draper has enough flashbacks to his childhood when he isn’t on drugs, so on the latest episode of Mad Men you’d have hoped that the show’s main protagonist would be tripping out with something a little more left field when he is injected with a drugs cocktail from the mysterious Dr Hecht. But nope, it’s back to his salad days for him.
Anyway, the main thing that The Week seems to be focusing on in latest episode, The Crash, is that Draper is starting to show some signs of self-awareness – even if he won’t let on to any of the rest of the cast. He’s always been a hard ass, and more than happy to screw over people for his own gains, but there are a couple of lines where the TV mogul seems to be fully aware of his own behavior. "The timbre of my voice is as important as the content," Don tells Ken at one point "I don't know whether I'll be forceful or submissive, but I must be there in the flesh." See what we mean? He’s fully aware that what he’s saying isn’t what he’s meaning.
The thing is, the show’s other main characters are starting to tire of this. Sylvia’s pretty much done with him, while Ted’s really annoyed with him too, despite only recently merging Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce with Cutler, Gleason and Chaough. His kids are drifting further apart from him too, so with five episodes left of the season, is Don going to finally get found out? Everything seems to be pointing towards a big fat ‘Yes’.
Continue reading: Mad Men Recap Of The Crash: Is Don Draper Becoming Self-Aware?
Frances Fisher, C. Jay Cox, David Walton, John Gray and Julia Stiles - The Premiere Of Disney ABC Television & The Hallmark Hall Of Fame's 'The Makeover' Los Angeles California USA Tuesday 22nd January 2013
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