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Alesha Dixon denies Amanda Holden rift: 'We're really close friends'

Alesha Dixon denies Amanda Holden rift: 'We're really close friends'

Alesha Dixon has refuted suggestions that she and Amanda Holden are rivals on Britain's Got Talent.

According to a weekend tabloid report, Holden was concerned former Strictly Come Dancing star Dixon didn't like her after snubbing her birthday invitation.

Ex-Wild at Heart actress Holden was said to feel frozen out by producers after the introduction of Dixon.

However, Dixon told the BGT website: "I love Amanda. There were reports over the weekend saying that there is rivalry between us, alongside claims that we're not getting on.

"This is absolute rubbish and totally untrue. We're really close friends and I think she's great."

The singer added: "It's always unfair when the press try to pit women against each other. Where's the sisterhood in that?"

Ratings: HBO's 'Girls' Gets Slow Start; 'Game of Thrones' Holds Steady

Ratings: HBO's 'Girls' Gets Slow Start; 'Game of Thrones' Holds Steady

HBO's new comedy "Girls" got off to an inauspicious start with its premiere Sunday night, falling short of the Season 3 premiere of "Eastbound & Down" and capturing just a fraction of what its other Sunday night companion, "Game of Thrones" did.

"Girls," created by and co-starring Lena Dunham and executive-produced by Judd Apatow, generated its share of buzz leading up to its premiere, but the numbers weren't stellar. Over two airings, the show drew 1.1 million viewers, with 872,000 tuning in for the 10:30 p.m. airing and 246,000 checking out the 12:30 a.m. encore.

By contrast, the season premiere of "Eastbound & Down" drew 1.6 million viewers overall, with 1.1 million pairs of eyeballs for its 10 p.m. airing and 489,000 at midnight.

"Game of Thrones," meanwhile, largely held its own with last Sunday's episode, amassing 4.5 million viewers over its two airings, with 3.8 million watching the 9 p.m. show and an additional 776,000 viewers for its 11 p.m. airing. Last week's episode also drew 3.8 million viewers -- a hair down from its Season 2 premiere -- with its first airing, and another 1.1 million for its 11 p.m. encore.

Sofia Vergara Reality Series, Wilmer Valderrama Break-Dancing Show Among YouTube Channel NuevOn's Offerings

Sofia Vergara Reality Series, Wilmer Valderrama Break-Dancing Show Among YouTube Channel NuevOn's Offerings

Sofia Vergara and Wilmer Valderrama are among the talent contributing to Electus' new YouTube channel NuevOn, the company said Monday.

NuevOn (Spanish for "New On," more or less), which launches on Monday, will offer "high-impact, buzz-worthy programming almost entirely in Spanish," according to Electus. The channel was conceptualized with Electus in partnership with Latin World Entertainment CEO Luis Balaguer and will target "young, multi-cultural Latinos."

Vergara's contribution to the channel is "Mi Vida Con Toty," a "loud, in-your-face reality series" that features the "Modern Family" star and her 20-year-old son, Manolo Gonzalez Vergara, as he chronicles his mother's "Hollywood Latino life." New episodes will premiere every Thursday.

"Awake" star Valderrama, meanwhile, created and executive-produces "King of the Floor," a reality competition series that will grant viewers "a rarely seen glimpse into the elusive world of underground break dancing." The series will premiere sometime in the coming months.

Also on the NuevOn slate: "Archivos Mortales," a scripted thriller in the "Paranormal Activity" vein that will follow two journalism students as they attempt to complete a research project on a San Juan tradition where "the devil comes to take some souls." The project goes awry when "a terrible past comes back to haunt" the student journalists. The series will air Fridays.

The channel's current roster is fleshed out by the entertainment news/gossip show "Feim Fix," with host Felipe Viel; "Yes You Can With Chaban," which features formerly overweight soap-opera star Alejandro Chaban sharing weight-loss tips; and "Turn It On," which will present weekly highlights from the channel's programming. beats Jessie J to top 'The Voice' search rankings beats Jessie J to top 'The Voice' search rankings was the most-searched for coach on The Voice UK for the first time this weekend, figures from Yahoo! show.

The Black Eyed Peas star knocked Jessie J, who had held the top spot for the past three weeks, into second place.

Danny O'Donoghue and Tom Jones retained last week's positions of third and fourth.

Over on Britain's Got Talent, the four judges were unmoved in their search rankings from last week, with David Walliams leading again, from Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell and Alesha Dixon.

In the battle between the two shows, The Voice yet again extended its lead over Britain's Got Talent and last weekend scored over 100% more searches than its ITV rival.

The most searched-for contestant on The Voice on Saturday was Jaz Ellington, scoring four times as many Yahoo! searches as Paige Turley, the popular Britain's Got Talent contestant.

However, Bo Bruce is still the most-searched contestant over the four weeks of this year's shows.

'Titanic' star Linus Roache: 'We all love the James Cameron movie'

'Titanic' star Linus Roache: 'We all love the James Cameron movie'

Linus Roache has said that the team behind the Titanic miniseries "love" and respect James Cameron's movie about the doomed ship.

The actor appeared as the Earl of Manton in Julian Fellowes's ITV adaptation, which concluded in the UK and US on the 100th anniversary of the sinking last night (April 15).

Reflecting on the show, Roache claimed that there was never any rivalry with Cameron's Titanic blockbuster, which was rereleased in 3D at the same time the series aired.

"I had heard about the idea to tell the story of the whole ship," he recalled to The Hollywood Reporter. "We love the Cameron movie - it's brilliant and epic and romantic and delivers on so many levels.

"But this was playing on the story of all the different lives and like a microcosm of our culture and of 1912."

Roache also spoke of the unexpected obstacles that came with filming Titanic in the middle of a Hungarian summer.

He jested: "The only thing that was challenging was always running around a set in Budapest wearing a thick heavy winter coat in the middle of summer pretending to be freezing cold having just hit an iceberg when you've got sweat coming down your neck. That was not an expected acting challenge."

Fellowes said last month that he didn't want his Titanic to make villains out of passengers like the movie.

However, the £12m series has under-performed in the ratings - for which executive producer Nigel Stafford-Clarke this week accepted responsibility.

Celebrities Make Themselves at Home in HGTV Productions

Celebrities Make Themselves at Home in HGTV Productions

Look for additional episodes of "Selling Spelling Manor" and "Celebrities at Home" later this year.

HGTV extended production of Selling Spelling Manor with three one hour episodes that follow Candy Spelling after the sale of the Los Angeles mega mansion that she shared with her late husband Aaron, son, Randy and daughter, actress Tori Spelling. Slated to air in the fall, the new arc picks up the story as Candy renovates and designs the LA penthouse condo that she calls "Manor in the Sky." Her new gift wrapping room with a million dollar view, a "rose garden in the sky" and her search for an East Coast home in New York City are just a few of the visual treats that will have viewers asking for more Candy.

HGTV also has picked up 13 additional episodes of Celebrities at Home featuring Emmy(R) Award-winning entertainment reporter and series executive producer Nancy O'Dell as she tours the homes of dozens of celebrities to reveal the design inspiration for their favorite living spaces. New episodes of Celebrities at Home will begin airing Tuesday, April 24, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

"We're seeing great success with shows that give viewers a unique perspective on the lifestyles of favorite pop culture stars," said Kathleen Finch, general manager, HGTV. "These shows are a fun look at the spectacular places they call home."

'The Only Way Is Essex' return caps big night for ITV2

'The Only Way Is Essex' return caps big night for ITV2

The Only Way Is Essex showed no signs of fatigue as it returned for a fifth series on ITV2 last night, picking up 1.3m viewers.

After only a short hiatus from the schedules, the reality show was the most-watched multichannel programme in primetime with 1.16m (6%) at 10pm and 172k (0.7%) on ITV2 +1.

Before TOWIE, a repeat of a 2009 Benidorm special amused 867k (3.4%), adding 222k (1.2%) on timeshift.

BBC Three's second screening of The Voice UK was caught by 793k (3.2%), claiming another victory over Britain's Got Talent, which was repeated on ITV2 to an audience of 755k (3.3%) an hour earlier at 7pm (+1: 267k/1.1%).

However, interestingly Britain's Got More Talent pipped The Voice at 8pm with 797k (3.2%) for ITV2 (+1: 298k/1.1%).

Don't Tell The Bride USA attracted 621k (2.5%) to BBC Three at 9pm, after which 776k (5.4%) watched Family Guy at 10.30pm.

But overall, ITV2 beat BBC Three with 3.8% (+1: 1.2%) against 2.6%. ITV3 was third with 2.1% for its usual batch of drama repeats.

Elsewhere, US drama Hawaii Five-0 maintained a solid 557k (2.2%) on Sky1 at 9pm, and Desperate Housewives took 535k (2.9%) for E4 at 10pm.

A Sky Sports Super Sunday football match between Manchester United and Aston Villa was the day's most-watched multichannel broadcast, averaging a hefty 1.45m (9.7%) between 3pm and 6.30pm.

All 5 'Star Trek' TV Captains Appearing at London Trekkie Convention

All 5 'Star Trek' TV Captains Appearing at London Trekkie Convention

They're boldly going where they've never gone before: All five "Star Trek" TV series captains will appear together at Destination Star Trek London, an October event in London that marks the first time all five "Trek" TV leaders have appeared jointly at an official "Trek" convention.

William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks and Scott Bakula will all make appearances at the Oct. 19-21 event, representing their individual "Trek" shows: the original "Trek" series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Voyager," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: Enterprise," respectively.

All five "Trek" leaders will appear all three days of the convention.

The convention will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of "The Next Generation." A representative for CBS Consumer Products said organizers are expecting 10,000 to 15,000 people to attend.

Tickets for the event go on sale April 30 (or earlier if you sign up for a special access code), and range in price from $46 for a one-day pass to $1,426 and more for special passes that include party invitations, in-person autograph signings with all five captains and a goodie bag.

BAFTA TV Craft Awards 2012 nominations - in full

BAFTA TV Craft Awards 2012 nominations - in full

Breakthrough Talent
Tom Basden - Writer, Fresh Meat
Kwadjo Dajan - Co-producer, Appropriate Adult
Stefan Golaszewski - Writer, Him & Her
Clare Johns - Producer/director: Panorama: The Truth About Adoption

Costume Design
Charlotte Walter - Birdsong
Amy Roberts - Call the Midwife
Susannah Buxton - Downton Abbey
James Keast - The Mystery Of Edwin Drood

Digital Creativity
Margaret Robertson, Alex Fleetwood, A.L. Kennedy, Lottie Davies - Dreams Of Your Life
Steph Harris, Dan Jones, Sandra Gorel, Adam Gee - Live From The Clinic
Matt Jarvis, Chloe Moss, Richard Wilson, Daniel Twomey - Misfits
ITV Online/ITV Studios – This Morning

Director, Factual
David Clews - Educating Essex
Vanessa Berlowitz, Chadden Hunter, Kathryn Jeffs - Frozen Planet ('To The Ends Of The Earth')
Sacha Mirzoeff - Protecting Our Children
Charlie Russell - Terry Pratchett's Choosing To Die

Director, Fiction
Julian Jarrold - Appropriate Adult
John Alexander - Exile
Hugo Blick - The Shadow Line
Yann Demange - Top Boy

Director, Multi-Camera
Richard Valentine - Dancing On Ice
Ben Kellett - Mrs Brown's Boys
Claire Popplewell - The Royal Wedding (BBC One)
Phil Heyes - The X Factor Final

Editing, Factual
Ian Davies - Agony & Ecstasy: A Year With English National Ballet
Andy Netley, Dave Pearce, Nigel Buck - Frozen Planet ('To The Ends Of The Earth')
Sean Mackenzie - Japan's Tsunami Caught on Camera
Brendan Reilly - Terry Pratchett's Choosing To Die

Editing, Fiction
Kristina Hetherington - Birdsong
Luke Dunkley - The Crimson Petal and the White
Victoria Boydell - Great Expectations
Charlie Phillips - Sherlock ('A Scandal In Belgravia')

Entertainment Craft Team
Paul Bussey, Nick Collier, Luke Halls, Annabel Raftery - The Cube
Simon Ainge, Zebedee Helm, Rachel Jury - Derren Brown: The Experiments ('The Secret Of Luck')
Konrad Begg, Phil Churchward, Ben Joiner, Iain May - Top Gear
Robert Edwards, Dave Davey, Matt Jeffreys, Julien Rigel - The X Factor

Make Up and Hair Design
Emma Scott - Birdsong
Jacqueline Fowler - The Crimson Petal and the White
Kirstin Chalmers - Great Expectations
Catherine Scoble - This Is England '88

Original Music
John Lunn - Downton Abbey
George Fenton - Frozen Planet
Martin Phipps - Great Expectations
Brian Eno - Top Boy

Photography, Factual
Sean Bobbitt - Crack House
Michael W. Richards, Richard Cook, Christian Moullec - Earthflight ('Europe')
Camera Team - Frozen Planet ('To The Ends Of The Earth')
Leo Maguire - Gypsy Blood (True Stories)

Photography and Lighting, Fiction
Lol Crawley - The Crimson Petal and the White
Florian Hoffmeister - Great Expectations
Chris Seager - The Hour
Tat Radcliffe - Top Boy

Production Design
Pat Campbell - Appropriate Adult
Donal Woods, Judy Farr - Downton Abbey
Joel Collins, Daniel May - Black Mirror ('15 Million Merits')
David Roger - Great Expectations

Sound, Factual
Daniel Jones, Sam Mathewson - The Choir: Military Wives
Tim Owens, Graham Wild, Kate Hopkins - Frozen Planet ('To The Ends Of The Earth')
Tom O'Pray, Paul Paragon - Rostropovich: The Genius of the Cello
Sound Team - The Royal Wedding (Service in Westminster Abbey) (BBC One)

Sound, Fiction
Sound Team - Birdsong
Richard Dyer, Paul Hamblin, Stefan Henrix, Matt Skelding - Great Expectations
Sound Team - The Hour
John Mooney, Jeremy Child, Howard Bargroff, Doug Sinclair - Sherlock ('A Scandal In Belgravia')

Visual Effects
The Mill - Doctor Who
BlueBolt - Great Expectations
Philip Dobree, Sophie Orde, Dan Upton - Inside the Human Body
Burrell Durrant Hifle - Wonders of the Universe

Neil McKay - Appropriate Adult
Abi Morgan - Birdsong
Jack Thorne - The Fades
Steven Moffat - Sherlock ('A Scandal In Belgravia')

Special Award
Aidan Farrell

'BGT' basketball act Face Team appeared on Cowell's 'Red or Black?'

'BGT' basketball act Face Team appeared on Cowell's 'Red or Black?'

Britain's Got Talent basketball act Face Team have been accused of getting preferential treatment after appearing on two Simon Cowell shows.

The group, who appeared on last weekend's BGT auditions show with their trampolining basketball act, had previously worked for Cowell and alongside Ant & Dec on their ITV1 big-money quiz Red or Black?

Face Team competed in a game of Red or Black? where they had to see who could do the longest slam-dunk off a trampoline.

However, on Saturday's BGT Ant & Dec and Simon Cowell appeared to have no idea who the Hungarian group were.

Viewers quickly complained on Twitter, claiming that the group were clearly getting special treatment from Cowell, who awarded them a pass to the second round of the competition.

However, a show source has denied any wrongdoing or favouritism and told The Sun newspaper that Cowell was unaware of the act because he was in the US when the group appeared on Red or Black?

The source added: "Face Team were booked by ITV Studios, not Simon's company Syco. There's nothing to stop an act that appeared on Red or Black? performing on BGT.

"Simon didn't say anything like, 'I have never seen this', like the other judges and in fact said they had to improve."

Britain's Got Talent's audition shows continue this weekend at the slightly later time of 8.30pm on ITV1.

'Homeland' rises to new high of 2.6m for Channel 4

'Homeland' rises to new high of 2.6m for Channel 4

Damian Lewis's Homeland soared to a new high of nearly 2.6m last night (Sunday), despite facing major BBC and ITV dramas.

As the mystery surrounding Brody began to unravel in 'Crossfire', episode nine of 12, 2.15m (8.5%) watched on Channel 4 at 9pm, with a further 421k (2.3%) on +1.

Increasing over 400k week-on-week, the US show edged its previous best in March and is cementing itself as one of Channel 4's best-rated imports in recent years.

Silent Witness led the hour with 6.51m (25.8%), beating the final part of ITV1's Titanic. Julian Fellowes's lavish mini-series, which has underperformed for the network, won back a small portion of its audience with 3.52m (13.9%) and 225k (1.2%).

Only 1.46m (8.1%) stayed with ITV for one-off documentary Words of the Titanic at 10pm (+1: 101k/1.1%), while BBC News (5.15m/24.3%) and Have I Got a Bit More News For You (2.49m/15.7%) dominated proceedings for BBC One.

The Antiques Roadshow brought in a bumper audience of 7.19m (29%) at 8pm, prior to which Countryfile interested 5.76m (24.5%). Titanic with Len Goodman concluded at 6.05pm with 2.2m (11.2%).

Meanwhile, ITV's coverage of the FA Cup semi-final - which saw Chelsea beat Tottenham 5-1 in a controversial match - scored 6.04m (27.5%) between 5.30pm and 8pm.

The Big Quiz between the casts of Benidorm and The Only Way Is Essex followed with 2.37m (9.7%) and 187k (0.9%) on timeshift.

Movie Marley and Me, screened in the early evening by Channel 4, appealed to 1.49m (6.3%) and 255k (1%) on +1 - putting it ahead of Practical Magic (969k/4.5%) on Channel 5.

US fantasy show Once Upon a Time anchored Channel 5's schedule with 1.7m (6.9%) in the 8pm hour, while a Top Gear repeat on BBC Two had 1.6m (6.5%).

A This World special on last year's Norway massacre attracted 1.06m (4.2%) on Two at 9pm, then Match of the Day 2 netted 1.79m (9.4%) in its usual slot.

BBC One achieved an easy victory in primetime with 25.1%, ahead of ITV1's 16.5% (+1: 0.5%). Channel 4 claimed third place with 6.6% (+1: 1.1%), beating BBC Two (5.1%) and Channel 5, which averaged 4.8% (+1: 0.2%).

TV Tonight 17th of April 2012

TV Tonight 17th of April 2012

The daily list in alphabetical order, of all the new episodes airing.

    16 & Pregnant S04E05: "Alex"
    60 Minute Makeover S09E15: "Series 9, Episode 15"
    Australia's Got Talent S06E02: "Auditions 2"
    Battleground S01E10: "TBA"
    Best Ink S01E04: "Tattoo Virgins"
    Big Brother Sverige S08E51: "Del 51"
    Big Fat Gypsy Weddings S02E00: "Big Fat Gypsy Easter Celebrations"
    Bomb Patrol Afghanistan S01E14: "Best of Bomb Patrol"
    Bondi Vet S04E11: "Season 4, Episode 11"
    Chasing Classic Cars S05E04: "Hartung: Motorcycles"
    Chelsea Lately S06E65: "Kelly Lynch, Mo Mandel, Liz Carey, Jo Koy"
    Chopped S11E11: "Own It!"
    Come Dine With Me S18E80: "Series 18, Episode 67"
    Conan S02E80: "Patton Oswalt, Gabrielle Union"
    Cougar Town S03E08: "Ways to Be Wicked"
    Dance Academy S02E22: "Win Or Lose"
    Dance Moms: Miami S01E03: "TBA"
    Dancing With the Stars (US) S14E09: "Season 14, Episode 9"
    Days of our Lives S47E112: "Ep. #11822"
    Deadliest Catch S08E02: "Turf War"
    Deal Or No Deal (UK) S07E213: "Episode 1893"
    Dickinson's Real Deal S08E90: "Series 8, Episode 90"
    Doctors S14E10: "Pass Notes"
    Doomsday Preppers S01E11: "TBA"
    Dream Machines S01E02: "50 Cent's Jet Car Takes Off"
    EastEnders S28E63: "April 17, 2012"
    Éden Hotel S02E26: "Season 2, Episode 26"
    Emmerdale S41E91: "April 17, 2012"
    Facejacker S02E04: "Series 2, Episode 4"
    Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files S02E13
    Fashion Star S01E06: "Out Of The Box"
    Four In A Bed S03E27: "Aphrodites Boutique Hotel"
    Frontline (US) S30E11: "The Real CSI"
    General Hospital (US) S50E12: "#12540"
    Giuliana & Bill S05E03: "Baby Mama?"
    Glee S03E16: "Saturday Night Glee-ver"
    Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden S22E162: "Season 22, Episode 162"
    Great British Menu S07E07: "The Olympic Feast - 7"
    Hardcore Pawn S05E18: "Urban Hillbilly"
    Heir Hunters (UK) S06E02: "Series 6, Episode 2"
    Hit the Road Jack S01E05: "Bristol"
    Holby City S14E27: "Ribbons"
    Hollyoaks S18E77: "April 17, 2012"
    Home and Away (AU) S25E62: "Episode 5497"
    Horrible Histories S04E07: "Series 4, Episode 7"
    Hotel cæsar S28E183: "Season 28, Episode 183"
    House Hunters S48E76
    House Hunters International S25E79
    Jeopardy! S28E152: "Show #6357"
    Jimmy Kimmel Live S09E239
    Kimi to Boku S02E03: "Episode 3"
    Last Man Standing S01E22: "This Bud's For You"
    Later Live - With Jools Holland S09E01: "Series 9, Show 1"
    Let's Stay Together S02E15: "Inspect Me, Insepct Me Not"
    Level Up S01E12: "You Don't Know Jack"
    Live with Regis and Kelly S29E165:
    My Ride Rules S02E08: "TBA"
    NCIS S09E21: "Rekindled"
    Neighbours S28E72: "Episode 6382"
    New Girl S01E21: "Kids"
    Nitro Circus S03E05: "Season 3, Episode 5"
    No Kitchen Required S01E03: "Chiang Dao"
    Packed To The Rafters S05E01: "Answering the Call"
    Private Practice S05E18: "It Was Inevitable"
    Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is S06E17: "Series 6, Episode 17"
    Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi S03E03: "Episode 3"
    Raising Hope S02E22: "I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back"
    Ringer S01E22: "I'm The Good Twin"
    River City S10E32: "Episode 776"
    Rory McGrath's Pub Dig S01E03: "Episode 3"
    Savage U S01E03: "East Carolina"
    Supersize vs Superskinny S05E08: "Brooke Gamble / Marie Sheratt"
    The Biggest Loser S13E16: "Season 13, Episode 16"
    The Biggest Loser (AU) S07E59: "Season 7, Episode 59"
    The Block S05E02: "Elimination Night 2"
    The Bold and the Beautiful S26E18: "Ep. #6302"
    The Chase (2009) S05E51: "Series 5, Episode 51"
    The Colbert Report S08E53: "Jonah Lehrer"
    The Daily Show S17E89: "Julia Louis-Dreyfus"
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show S09E140: "Emily Blunt, Jason Mraz"
    The Estate S01E04: "Episode 4"
    The Game S05E14: "Party in a Box"
    The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation S01E06: "Italy"
    The Jeremy Kyle Show S07E150: "Jeremy Kyle Unseen"
    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson S08E63
    The Little Couple S05E10: "New Leash On Life"
    The Little Couple S05E09: "Grand Opening Weekend"
    The Matt Lucas Awards S01E02: "Series 1, Episode 2"
    The Penguins of Madagascar S02E70: "King Me"
    The Project S04E91: "Season 4, Episode 91"
    The Real Housewives Of Orange County S07E10: "Cabin Fever"
    The Syndicate (UK) S01E04: "Episode 4"
    The Talk S02E147: "Season 2, Episode 147"
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno S19E281
    The Undateables S01E03: "Episode 3"
    The View S15E140: "Ricki Lake, Bush, guest co-host Regis Philbin"
    The Voice (AU) S01E03: "Blind Auditions 3"
    The Voice (US) S02E15: "Live Eliminations (3)"
    The Wiener's Circle S01E05: "TBA"
    The Young and the Restless S40E17: "Ep. #9886"
    Thuis S17E167: "Season 17, Episode 167"
    Top Shot S04E10: "SWAT Throwdown"
    Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records S01E06: "Episode 6"
    Watch What Happens: Live S06E66: "Jennie Garth"
    Zetman S01E03: "Tears"
    Интерны S06E14: "Конференция"
    Светофор S04E02: "Сезон 4, Эпизод 2"

'The Voice' Australia premiere cleans up in ratings

'The Voice' Australia premiere cleans up in ratings

The Voice Australia has won its first ratings battle with Dancing with the Stars, drawing in over two million viewers with its premiere episode last night.

Early viewing figures from OzTAM indicate that 2.18 million viewers watched the show's debut on the Nine Network - a 37.2% channel share and 42% network share.

The Voice Australia features Seal, Delta Goodrem, Good Charlotte's Joel Madden and country musician Keith Urban as its coaches.

The annual Logie Awards also provided a strong lead-in for Nine, with 1.8 million viewers tuning in for pre-show coverage on the red carpet and 1.3 million viewers watching the telecast of the awards from Melbourne.

The premiere of the latest season of Dancing with the Stars Australia on the Seven Network attracted just 1.07 million viewers in comparison.

Following former co-host Sonia Kruger's defection to the Nine Network to host a revived Big Brother, Spice Girls singer Mel B has joined Wild Boys actor Daniel MacPherson to host the programme.

'Being Human' Toby Whithouse: 'Series five is great opportunity'

'Being Human' Toby Whithouse: 'Series five is great opportunity'

Being Human creator Toby Whithouse has described the upcoming fifth series as "a great opportunity".

"From my point of view, it's a great opportunity," Whithouse told Entertainment Weekly. "Don't get me wrong; it's sad when we lose characters. But, in many ways Being Human is such a Mexican daytime soap. People can return."

The fifth series of Being Human - announced in March - will feature new ghost Alex (Kate Bracken) alongside vampire Hal (Damien Molony) and werewolf Tom (Michael Socha).

"With those three new characters, there's a completely new dynamic and just tons of ideas and stories you can tell," said Whithouse.

However, the writer admitted that he is currently uncertain if Alex and Hal will rekindle their romance in future episodes.

"To be honest, we're still in the storylining process [for series five]," he explained. "Sometimes I can't answer a question because I genuinely can't answer it."

Being Human will return to BBC Three in 2013.

Logie Awards 2012: Winners and nominees in full

Logie Awards 2012: Winners and nominees in full

A list of winners and nominees from the TV Week Logie Awards 2012, which took place at Crown Towers on Sunday April 15, 2012:

'Most Popular' Awards:

TV Week Gold Logie - Most Popular Personality on TV
Adam Hills (Spicks and Specks and Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight)
Asher Keddie (Offspring and Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo)
Carrie Bickmore (The Project)
Esther Anderson (Home and Away)
Hamish Blake (Hamish and Andy's Gap Year) - WINNER
Karl Stefanovic (Today)

TV Week Silver Logie - Most Popular Actor
Daniel MacPherson (Wild Boys)
Eddie Perfect (Offspring)
Erik Thomson (Packed to the Rafters)
Hugh Sheridan (Packed to the Rafters) - WINNER
Ray Meagher (Home and Away)

TV Week Silver Logie - Most Popular Actress
Asher Keddie (Offspring and Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo) - WINNER
Danielle Cormack (Underbelly: Razor and East West 101)
Esther Anderson (Home and Away)
Jessica Marais (Packed to the Rafters)
Rebecca Gibney (Packed to the Rafters)

TV Week Silver Logie - Most Popular Presenter
Adam Hills (Spicks and Specks and Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight) - WINNER
Carrie Bickmore (The Project)
Chrissie Swan (The Circle)
Hamish Blake (Hamish and Andy's Gap Year)
Karl Stefanovic (Today)

Most Popular New Male Talent
Dan Ewing (Home and Away)
James Mason (Neighbours)
Peter Kuruvita (My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita)
Steve Peacocke (Home and Away) - WINNER
Tom Wren (Winners and Losers)

Most Popular New Female Talent
Anna McGahan (Underbelly: Razor)
Chelsie Preston Crayford (Underbelly: Razor)
Demi Harman (Home and Away)
Melissa Bergland (Winners and Losers) - WINNER
Tiffiny Hall (The Biggest Loser)

Most Popular Drama Series
Home and Away
Packed to the Rafters - WINNER
Underbelly: Razor
Winners and Losers

Most Popular Light Entertainment
Australia's Got Talent
Hamish and Andy's Gap Year - WINNER
Spicks and Specks
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'Misfits' star Joe Gilgun joins BBC One thriller 'Ripper Street'

'Misfits' star Joe Gilgun joins BBC One thriller 'Ripper Street'

Joe Gilgun has joined the cast of BBC One thriller Ripper Street.

The Misfits star told SFX that he has won a "guest lead part" in the period drama.

"I'm shooting in Dublin," Gilgun confirmed. "[It's] f**king so ace, I can't even tell you, I've grown a moustache and everything. It's epic, it's grown over my lip and I can curl it. I look like Charles Bronson after a famine."

The actor added that he is "bloody thrilled" to have won a role in the eight-part series, which stars Matthew Macfadyen.

"It's set in the time of Jack the Ripper," he said. "It's a guest lead part so I'm bloody thrilled with it. It's just such a bloody great job."

Set in 1899 London, Ripper Street will focus on H Division, the notorious police precinct charged with keeping order in Whitechapel.

Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), Adam Rothenberg (Alcatraz) and MyAnna Buring (Twilight) will also star in the project, written by Mistresses scribe Richard Warlow.

Shooting on Ripper Street is expected to conclude in July. The series will air on BBC One in the UK and on BBC America in the US.

'GMA' Ratings Top 'Today' for 1st Week in 16 Years

'GMA' Ratings Top 'Today' for 1st Week in 16 Years

ABC's "Good Morning America" has beaten NBC's "Today" in total viewers for the first week in more than 16 years, according to preliminary ratings.

"GMA" outdelivered Today by 13,000 total viewers, earning an average of 5.147 million compared to 5.134 million total for "Today," according to preliminary Nielsen data. But "Today" still won by 254,000 viewers in the 25-54 demographic most important to news show advertisers. It had  2.04 million viewers in the demo compared to 2.229 million for "Today."

Still, "Today" executive producer Jim Bell congratulated ABC in the victory in total viewers -- even as he praised his own staff.

"Today's" 852-week winning streak had taken on a life of its own and as odd as it is to see it end, we should acknowledge just how remarkable it has been. So as we tip our caps to the team at 'Good Morning America,' we can also take a bow ourselves and recognize the work done by countless staffers for so long."

He added: "It is not an overstatement to call it one of the most incredible achievements in television history, one that is not likely to ever happen again. While the streak has been wonderful affirmation of our work, it has never defined us, and we will continue to innovate, take chances and lead the way."

ABC's ratings victory came a week after "GMA" featured former "Today" host Katie Couric as a guest anchor. NBC countered by adding her "lamestream media" nemesis, Sarah Palin, as a guest host for a day.

NBC beat ABC on four days out of five in the week Couric co-hosted.

"Today" is one of fourth-place NBC's most successful and profitable shows, and in the same week of the Couric faceoff, it announced that it had signed anchor Matt Lauer for a new long-term contract.

'Boom Town': BBC Three commissions "radical" reality sketch show

'Boom Town': BBC Three commissions "radical" reality sketch show

BBC Three has commissioned a "radical" new sketch show that features real people instead of fictional characters.

Boom Town, in which ordinary members of the public will appear to live together in the titular community, has been picked up for a 30-minute pilot.

The programme - which features no scripted dialogue - was ordered by BBC Three Controller Zai Bennett and executive editor entertainment Karl Warner.

"Boom Town will be the first sketch show to make stars out of real people," Warner said. "Some of the characters we've already met are laugh-out-loud funny and would sit well in any scripted comedy.

"BBC Three is always keen to try trying new things and this feels like an original proposition."

Jonathan Stadlen, executive producer of Boom Town makers Knickerbockerglory TV, added: "Using real people to create a documentary sketch show is a unique challenge from a genre point of view, but we are all really excited about working on such a radical departure in terms of form.

"Boom Town sets out to play on the conventions of the comedy sketch show - and I really hope we can pull it off. We are looking forward to working with Karl Warner and Zai Bennett to create a very different, and hopefully very funny, new genre of TV."

'Great Expectations', 'Frozen Planet' lead BAFTA TV Craft nominations

'Great Expectations', 'Frozen Planet' lead BAFTA TV Craft nominations

Great Expectations has topped the list of nominees at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards.

The BBC One drama - which starred Douglas Booth as Pip and Gillian Anderson as Miss Havisham - receives nods in seven categories. It is followed by Sir David Attenborough's wildlife series Frozen Planet and drama Birdsong, both of which receive five nominations.

ITV1's Appropriate Adult, starring Dominic West as serial killer Fred West, is up for four awards.

Downton Abbey and BBC One's Sherlock both receive nods in three categories, in addition to Channel 4's contemporary drama Top Boy and BBC Two's The Crimson Petal and the White, starring Chris O'Dowd and Romola Garai.

The BAFTA TV Craft Award nominations precede the nominations for this year's YouTube Audience Award, which will be revealed on Thursday, April 19.

The full BAFTA TV Awards nominations announcement will be made on Tuesday, April 24.

The BAFTA TV Craft Awards take place on Sunday, May 13 at The Brewery in London.

Could Sarah Silverman's 'Abortion' Tweet Hurt Her NBC Sitcom Odds?

Could Sarah Silverman's 'Abortion' Tweet Hurt Her NBC Sitcom Odds?

There's a long tradition of edgy comedians sanding down their edges as they try to make themselves generically likable enough to score network sitcoms.

Sarah Silverman is not part of that tradition.

With NBC already expected to air her new show, the "Sarah Silverman Program" star made an abortion joke that struck some as too flippant -- and quickly caught the attention of the conservative Drudge Report, which made the remark one of its main stories.

Silverman posted two photos Twitter last week. The first, making fun of sappy pregnancy photos, featured her with a round stomach soon after eating. "It's a burrito!" she wrote.

The second photo showed her with her typically flat stomach. Silverman also made an abortion joke that some people found too flippant: "Got a quickie aborsh in case R v W gets overturned," she wrote, referencing Roe v. Wade.

Casually shocking humor has always been part of Silverman's act, and the latest joke, despite the attention paid to it by Drudge, isn't really a joke about terminating a pregnancy: The only thing getting aborted is a burrito.

Which hasn't stopped some from conflating into something more. London's Daily Mail said Silverman had "joined America's current War on Women... after she tweeted a hoax before-and-after abortion photo." It also said her aborted burrito joke was "reigniting the women's rights movement via Twitter." Not exactly.

Drudge linked to the story with the headline, "Sarah Silverman tweets 'before-and-after abortion' photos, failing to note that, in fact, no abortion had occurred.

But try explaining that to anyone who sees even the possibility of a Silverman show on NBC as more evidence that a monolithic media has a left-wing, anti-family agenda.

The pilot has a very strong chance of becoming a series when NBC makes its pilots decision this spring. It already has a put-pilot committment, which means NBC would have to pay a hefty penalty if it doesn't air it.

The currently titled "Susan 313" is produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, among others, and Jeff Goldblum has reportedly signed on to guest star. NBC and Silverman's representatives did not immedately respond to requests for comment for this story.

NBC must know what it's getting into with Silverman. Picking up the show will be a signal that the network is willing to deal with at least the possibility that she'll say or do something controversial, on or off the air.

On the "Sarah Silverman Program," which aired for three seasons on Comedy Central, her character often espoused ethnic and sexual stereotypes. It was an attempt to mock the ignorance of racists, sexists, and homophobes, but some viewers took Silverman's character at her word, assuming she was just ignorant herself. Or willing to offend people for the sake of shock.

In 2001, Silverman joked on NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" that she got out of jury duty by writing "I love chinks" on a selection form.

The joke, again, was the shock value, and her supposed racial cluelessness. The Media Action Network for Asian-Americans demanded an apology, which she refused to give, and suggested the group wasn't sincerely offended but was rather using the incident to raise its profile.

Silverman is standing by the aborted burrito joke, too. As of Monday, it remains on her Twitter feed.

Ratings: 'NYC 22' Gets Soft Start; 'GCB' Hits Low; CBS Wins With 'Amazing Race'

Ratings: 'NYC 22' Gets Soft Start; 'GCB' Hits Low; CBS Wins With 'Amazing Race'

CBS' new police drama "NYC 22" premiered soft Sunday night, but the network still enjoyed an overall win, according to preliminary numbers. ABC's "GCB," meanwhile, dropped to a ratings low.

CBS took first place in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and total viewers with an average 1.8 rating/5 share and 9.7 million total viewers. "60 Minutes" at 7 p.m., which featured a tribute to Mike Wallace, received a 1.4/5 in the demo, down 36 percent from last week. But it was the night's most-watched program in total viewers with 10.8 million. "The Amzing Race" at 8 took the night's top performance in the demo with a 2.5/7, and 9.2 million total viewers. "The Good Wife" at 9 was even with its last original airing three weeks ago, receiving a 1.8/4 and 10 million total viewers. The premiere of the Robert De Niro-produced "NYC 22" at 10, meanwhile, took a 1.5/4 -- a 32 percent decline compared to what "CSI: Miami" averaged in the time period this season. It had  8.9 million total viewers.

Fox took second place in the ratings and fourth place in total viewers with an average 1.7/5 and 3.8 million total viewers, with an evening heavy on repeats. Following reruns of "The Simpsons" and "The Cleveland Show," "The Simpsons" at 8 received a 2.2/7 in the demo, down slightly from its last original four weeks ago, and 4.9 million total viewers. "Bob's Burgers" at 8:30 received a 1.8/5 in the demo and 3.8 million total viewers. A 9 p.m. repeat of "Family Guy" was followed by "The Cleveland Show" at 9:30, which jumped 67 percent from its last original two weeks ago, posting a  2.0/5 in the demo and  4.3 million total viewers.

NBC came in third in the demo and second in total viewers with an average 1.6/5 and 6.5 million. "Dateline" at 7 was up 30 percent in the demo from last week with an average 1.3/4 and 4.8 million. "Harry's Law" the following hour was down 10 percent in the demo with a 0.9/3 and 8.1 million total viewers. "The Apprentice" at 9 ran even with last week, taking a 2.1/5 in the demo and 6.6 million total viewers.

ABC took fourth place in the demo and third in total viewers with an average 1.3/3 and 4.8 million. "America's Funniest Home Videos" at 7 was up 25 percent in the demo from its last original three weeks ago, receiving a 1.5/5 with 6.3 million total viewers. Following a "Once Upon a Time" repeat at 8, the ABC special "Titanic" the following hour drew a 0.9/2 in the demo and 4.2 million total viewers. "GCB" at 10 fell 21 percent in the demo, receiving its lowest rating to date with a 1.5/4 and 4.5 million total viewers.