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zondag 13 januari 2013

Keith Lemon 'to host revamped Through the Keyhole'


Keith Lemon is reportedly being lined up to host a revived version of Through the Keyhole.

The Celebrity Juice star will film the show next month and it will air later this year on ITV in a primetime Saturday night slot, The Mirror reports.

Production company FremantleMedia, which makes The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, has revamped the programme to attract a new generation of viewers.

"Keith is the perfect ­candidate to reinvigorate the show. He will bring this old classic right up to date and celebrities are currently being hunted to take part," a source said.

"But there will be a twist and they will have the shock of their lives when Keith reveals their homes in the studio."

Lemon will snoop around celebrities' homes during the show before asking a panel of famous faces: "Who lives in a house like this?"

Through the Keyhole originally aired on ITV, before moving to Sky1 and later the BBC. It was initially hosted by Sir David Frost, followed by the likes of Loyd Grossman and Lisa Snowdon.


Tulisa 'quits X Factor after row with producers'


Tulisa Contostavlos has reportedly quit The X Factor after a row with producers.

The N-Dubz star, who joined the judging panel in 2011, has apparently been planning to leave since learning that Nicole Scherzinger has already been invited back for the next series.

"Tulisa had a blazing row with ­producers when she found out Nicole was coming back," a source told the Daily Star Sunday.

"She can't stand working with her and Tulisa is not enjoying the job at all.

"The ­producers couldn't wait to get rid of her. She turned her dressing room into a nightclub and would boom out loud music.

"Despite leading Little Mix to victory [in 2011], she wasn't as available to her acts off-stage as people think.

"Tulisa got the hump when she was warned about her behaviour."

Contostavlos's dad recently revealed that his daughter wants to leave The X Factor as she "only does it for the money".

Sharon Osbourne has reportedly already met with producers about a potential return to the show later in the year.


Tom Daley's 'Splash!' proving a ratings success


Tom Daley's Splash! continues to prove a ratings success for ITV despite its critics.

Screened from 7pm, the new diving reality show pulled in 5.16 million (22.4%) and 248,000 on +1 on January 12, ranking as the most-watched Saturday broadcast for the second week running.

While the audience is down a tick on last year's 5.5m-rated premiere, BBC One rival Britain's Brightest - hosted by Claire Balding - fell further to 4.08m (18.1%).

After Splash!, Take Me Out set a new series high of 4.38m (18.2%) from 8.30pm (+1: 194k), but lost out to BBC One's In It to Win It (4.96m/21%) and Casualty (4.93m/20.4%).

You've Been Framed thrashed Richard Hammond's hidden camera show Secret Service with 4.42m (21.9%) versus 2.14m (10.8%), the former adding 194k on ITV1 +1.

However, BBC One enacted revenge later on as a Mrs Brown's Boys repeat beat The Jonathan Ross Show with 4.26m (18.4%) against 2.47m (11.2%), with Ross adding 220k on ITV1 +1.

This meant BBC One topped the primetime share index with 19.7%, ahead of ITV's 17.3% (+1: 0.9%). BBC Two edged Channel 4 to third place with 7% against 6.8% (+1: 1.1%), leaving 5 last with 5.2% (+1: 0.2%).

Celebrity Big Brother led Channel 5's assault with 1.91m (8.7%), while Dad's Army was BBC Two's best-rated broadcast with 2.18m (9.3%), and Channel 4's film Night at the Museum 2 had 1.59m (8.8%).

Meanwhile, a classic Midsomer Murders on ITV3 led the multichannel ratings with 1.07m (4.8%) between 9pm and 11pm.


'Dexter' Gets Summer Premiere Date, Leading Into 'Ray Donovan'; 'Masters of Sex' Coming in September


"Dexter" fans have a shorter wait for the show's next season: The serial killer drama will premiere June 30 and lead into the new show "Ray Donovan," Showtime announced Saturday.

Showtime president of entertainment David Nevins said at a Television Critics Association panel that he expects to announce soon whether the next season of "Dexter" will be its last one.

"Homeland," meanwhile, will premiere Sept. 29, and will lead into the new "Masters of Sex."

The plan means splitting up "Dexter" and "Homeland" for the first time. The two shows have aired back-to-back in the fall for the last two seasons, which were the first two seasons of "Homeland."

Nevins said the shorter break between seasons for "Dexter" won't hurt the show because the producers had "a lot of advance warning" that the series would be back earlier than usual. He also praised a decision this season to have the main character's sister, Deb, discover that he is a serial killer, saying it "revitalized the show." But Nevins was noncommital on whether the end is near.

"The decision of when to end 'Dexter' is ultimately a creative decision," he said, noting that its ratings remain strong.

Nevins also detailed plans for the new series "Penny Dreadful," from "Skyfall" writer John Logan and director Sam Mendes. The show will offer a"very realistic" look at society's most frightening creatures -- including Dracula, Frankenstein, and perhaps Jack the Ripper -- in Victorian-era London. Nevins said it would be a "highly erotic" ensemble drama, and that he hopes Mendes will direct.

Nevins also said Showtime continues to grow in subscribers, hitting 22 million. The network is also on a creative high after a best dramatic series Emmy for the first season of "Homeland."

Nevins also described much of the rest of Showtime's upcoming schedule. A new season of "Inside Comedy," featuring Louis C.K. and Tina Fey, among other guests, will premier Feb. 11.

"Nurse Jackie" and "The Borgias" will return April 1.

The final episodes of "The Big C," entitled "Big C: Hereafter," will air in four one-hour installments beginning April 29.


BBC Three axes lesbian drama 'Lip Service' after two series


BBC Three has cancelled lesbian drama Lip Service, the show's creator has announced.

Harriet Braun, also the show's executive producer, revealed that the corporation hasn't yet offered an explanation for the decision.

Set in Glasgow, the programme centred around a group of gay women and starred the likes of Laura Fraser, Ruta Gedmintas, Fiona Button and Heather Peace.

Lip Service pulled in strong ratings when it launched in 2010, but lost a third of its audience when BBC Three chose to move the show from a late Tuesday night slot to Friday's 9pm hour.

Addressing fans on Twitter, Braun said: "Sadly BBC Three have confirmed there won't be a 3rd series of Lip Service. A huge, huge thank you to all the fans for all your support xx."

When a fan asked Braun whether the BBC had told her why Lip Service was ending, she responded that the corporation "didn't" before reflecting on the "sad day" and adding: "Thanks for your support."


Nina Tassler Defends 'Criminal Minds' Violence: 'I Don't Let My Kid Watch it. I Do'


Days after another network chief criticized the violence on CBS's "Criminal Minds," CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler defended the series but said she doesn't allow her 14-year-old daughter to view it.

"It's a much-maligned show," she said after a Television Critics Association panel on Saturday. "I happen to enjoy the show. It's not for everybody. It's an adult show. ... It's given an appropriate rating every week. I don't let my kid watch it. I do."

Both Tassler and NBC's Bob Greenblatt, who said last Sunday that "Criminal Minds" is "worse than 'Dexter'" in terms of violence, were responding to critics' questions about whether they are changing their programming because of recent mass shootings. Greenblatt ran Showtime when "Dexter," which features a serial-killer antihero, premiered on the cable network.

Tassler praised "Criminal Minds" and other procedurals on CBS as "mini morality stories" and said it is up to parents -- including her -- to decide what children should watch. She chided Greenblatt for calling out her network's show.

"I think we're making a huge mistake -- and I would say it to Bob to his face -- to let any of the conversation devolve into a discussion of my show versus your show or one show versus the other," Tassler said. "This is a much bigger issue, and thank God it's finally being discussed on the level that it is."

The National Rifle Association alleged after the killings in Newtown, Conn., that violent entertainment, not guns, was to blame for mass shootings. This week, Vice President Joe Biden summoned Hollywood executives to Washington to discuss their portrayals of violence.

Tassler said she believes everything her network airs is "appropriate."

"We try to make responsible decisions every day about our content," she said, echoing comments by Greenblatt and other network heads.


Stephen King's 'Under the Dome' Gets CBS Premiere Date


CBS announced Saturday that Stephen King's "Under the Dome," a 13-part serialized drama about a small town in Maine trapped under a giant dome, will premiere Monday, June 24.

CBS will give the series some high-profile advertising by airing promos during the Super Bowl, CBS entertainment chief Nina Tassler said. The show was one of several, including "Unforgettable," to have its summer premiere date announced on Saturday.

The series is based on King's novel of the same name and produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment. "Lost" writer Brian K. Vaughn, who also wrote the celebrated comic book "Y: The Last Man," is scripting.

In a preview shown to reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour Saturday, King described scenes in which a plane crashes into the dome as it suddenly appears over the town. Plane and body parts fall to the ground. As scarcity sets in, the story explores how people deal with diminishing resources. The dome brings out the best in some and the worst in others.

In other premiere announcements, CBS said a new reality competition based on the British hit "The Great British Bake Off" will debut Wednesday, May 29. "Big Brother" will get an earlier-than-usual start, premiering June 26. "Unforgettable," which will take over the time slot of "The Good Wife," will begin its second season on Sunday, July 28.

Here is CBS' summer lineup, as provided by the network:

CBS Wednesday, Effective May 29

8:00-9:00 PM              UNTITLED BAKING SERIES (Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMINAL MINDS

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

CBS Monday, Effective June 24

8:00-8:30 PM              HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

8:30-9:00 PM              RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

9:00-9:30 PM              2 BROKE GIRLS

9:30-10:00 PM            MIKE & MOLLY

10:00-11:00 PM          UNDER THE DOME (Premiere)

CBS Wednesday, Effective June 26

8:00-9:00 PM              UNTITLED BAKING SERIES

9:00-10:00 PM            BIG BROTHER (Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

CBS Sunday, Effective June 30

7:00-8:00 PM              60 MINUTES

8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER (Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE GOOD WIFE

10:00-11:00 PM          THE MENTALIST

CBS Tuesday, Effective July 2

8:00-9:00 PM              NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM            BIG BROTHER (Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          NCIS: LOS ANGELES

CBS Wednesday, Effective July 17

8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER (New Time Period)

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMINAL MINDS

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

CBS Sunday, Effective July 28

7:00-8:00 PM              60 MINUTES

8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER

9:00-10:00 PM            UNFORGETTABLE (Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          THE MENTALIST


Nicola McLean on Celebrity Big Brother: 'Rylan is a drama queen'


Former Celebrity Big Brother star Nicola McLean has criticised Rylan Clark's recent behaviour in the house.

The X Factor contestant was shown clashing with Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag - nicknamed Speidi - during last night's episode, when the Hills stars returned to the house after watching their housemates from the basement.

Speidi nominated Rylan and Claire Richards as the dullest housemates and confronted the singers for talking about them behind their backs.

"I thought Heidi and Spencer composed themselves amazingly when they re-entered the house last night. Yes they said they didn't want to talk about it, before immediately starting to talk about it, but that's completely normal when people have been slagging you off," McLean told Reveal.

"I thought Rylan was behaving like a right drama queen. He was crying and saying he'd just come out of a big show and didn't feel like a celebrity. But what difference does that make? It doesn't explain why he slagged Speidi off!

"Claire said she didn't want to get into a big argument. That's because she's not confrontational. But she is happy to talk behind people's backs. She did apologise though, which is good for her.

"Spencer and Heidi hit the nail right on the head when they said, 'Would you prefer us to be kissing and having sex?' Can you imagine the stick they would get if they were doing that? They are in a lose-lose situation.

"I couldn't believe it when Ryan [Moloney] interrupted the conversation, asking if Speidi actually kiss. What a stupid question! He says he was trying to lighten the mood, but it didn't come across that way to me. I took it exactly as Spencer took it.

"As for Razor, he came across as aggressive. I would have been scared. It was an overreaction. Why did he get involved? The public can say what they like, and are always going to stick up for characters like Razor and Rylan, but who got told off by Big Brother?"


Ant & Dec 'planning silent comedy show'


Ant & Dec are reportedly planning a new silent comedy show.

The I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! presenters are said to be developing a new programme inspired by silent movie stars such as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

A close friend of the duo has claimed that the pair are looking to get back into acting and comedy in the near future, reports The Sun.

The source said: "Ant and Dec had a great idea for a comedy which is completely silent.

"There will be some slapstick, but it won't just be full of physical gags.

"They have already started working on a script and hopefully they will find time to film it this year or early next."

If the show reaches the production stage, it will most likely end up on ITV. However, the pair have yet to extend their contract with the broadcaster, which ends by the close of 2013.

Ant & Dec will join Simon Cowell for the first judges' auditions of Britain's Got Talent from January 16.

The duo first became household names as PJ and Duncan when they appeared in BBC youth drama Byker Grove in the early 1990s.

They went on to host comedy-based shows such as The Ant & Dec Show and Ant and Dec Unzipped before they focused more on presenting programmes including SMTV Live, Pop Idol and Saturday Night Takeaway.

Ant & Dec also acted in a one-off Likely Lads remake in 2002, and in the comedy film Alien Autopsy in 2006.


'Apprentice' finalist Nick Holzherr launches food app Whisk


The Apprentice finalist Nick Holzherr has launched his online food business Whisk.

The web and mobile app, which Lord Sugar turned down on the BBC One show, combines recipes with online shopping, allowing people to purchase the correct ingredients for recipes in just a few clicks.

Whisk takes a recipe, creates a shopping list and adds the required ingredients to the basket of a user's online supermarket account.

TV channel Food Network has already incorporated Whisk into recipes on its website. Supermarkets Tesco and Waitrose are also on board, with additional stores being added soon.

Holzherr said: "Food and technology have always been my two big passions in life, so when I went on The Apprentice I already had the concept for Whisk - a business which would combine both.

"Whisk means when I see a recipe I like, I can quickly add it to my online shopping basket and know I'll have everything I need to prepare it.

"Who hasn't had that frustrating moment when you realise you've forgotten the key ingredient that the dish just can't do without? Hopefully Whisk will make it a thing of the past."

Holzherr has secured over £500,000 from angel investors and venture capitalists for the app, which is available now on iPhone and Android devices.


CBS Wants 11th Season of 'Two and a Half Men,' Expects More 'Mother'


CBS wants an eleventh season of "Two and a Half Men," and expects to announce soon that "How I Met Your Mother" will be back for a ninth season, CBS entertainment chief Nina Tassler said Saturday.

"We've told Warner Bros. we would like to have an eleventh season and they're equally interested," Tassler said at the Television Critics Association winter press tour Saturday.

She also said she hopes star Angus T. Jones, who earlier this year denounced the show as "filthy" and urged people not to watch it, will return to the show. She noted that he has apologized.

"We'd like him to be a part of that," she said.  "He's made a public apology and we'd like to move on."

She said she believes Jones will want to return as well. But she said none of the cast has signed on.

Asked about Jones' comments, she noted that he is 19 -- and said her own 24-year-old son sometimes says things she would prefer he didn't, as well.

Tassler also said a deal to bring back "Mother" is very close.


TV Tonight 13th of January 2013


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

60 Minutes (US) S45E16: "Season 45, Episode 16"
America's Funniest Home Videos S23E11: "Season 23, Episode 11"
American Dad! S08E09: "The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone and His Boy Jabari"
Antiques Roadshow S35E14: "Cawdor Castle"
Austin & Ally S02E07: "Ferris Wheels & Funky Breath"
AX Men S06E06: "Flipping Logzilla"
Bamazon S01E06: "Dangerous Gamble"
Big Brother's Bit on the Side S06E11: "Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side - 11"
Blandings S01E01: "Pig-Ho-e-e-e-ey"
Bob's Burgers S03E11: "Nude Beach"
Borgen S03E03: "Season 3, Episode 3"
Californication S06E01: "The Unforgiven"
Celebrity Big Brother S11E13: "Series 11 - Day 10 Highlights"
Come Dine With Me S20E84: "Series 20, Come Dine With Me"
Container Wars S01E01: "Pilot"
Dancing on Ice S08E03: "Series 8, Show 2"
Dancing on Ice S08E04: "Series 8, Show 2 (Result)"
Deal Or No Deal (UK) S08E132: "Episode 2125"
Dog with a Blog S01E07: "The Parrot Trap"
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 S02E10: "Monday June"
Dragons' Den (CA) S07E12: "Season 7, Episode 12"
Enlightened S02E01: "The Key"
Family Guy S11E10: "Brian's Play"
Finding Bigfoot S03E10: "Louisiana - Bacon for Bigfoot"
Gator Boys S02E02: "Knee Deep in Mississippi"
Girls S02E01: "It's About Time"
Got to Dance S04E09: "Series 4, Episode 9"
Got to Dance S04E10: "Series 4, Episode 10"
Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun S01E02: "Season 1, Episode 2"
Happy Endings S03E10: "Kickball 2: The Kickening"
Heartland (CA) S06E11: "Blowing Smoke"
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo S01E12: "A Very Boo Thanksgiving"
House of Lies S02E01: "Stochasticity"
Hunter X Hunter Remake S02E13: "Reality? x And x Raw"
Ich bin ein Star - Holt mich hier raus! S07E03: "Folge 3"
Iron Chef America S10E32: "Zakarian vs. Chiarello"
Lieve Liza S01E07: "Droptoffees"
Lost Girl S03E02: "Subterrfaenean"
Love Live! S01E02: "Let's Become Idols!"
Magi S01E14: "Alibaba`s Answer"
Masterpiece S43E02: "Downton Abbey III: (Episode 2)"
Million Dollar Contractor S02E12: "5th Avenue Duplex (Part II)"
Mob Wives S03E02: "Bad Boys"
Mr. Selfridge S01E02: "Episode 2"
Mudcats S02E01: "Big Fish Big Bucks"
On The Case With Paula Zahn S07E05: "A Knock on the Door"
Once Upon a Time S02E11: "The Outsider"
Penoza S02E09: "Season 2, Episode 9"
Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook Off S02E02: "Hollywood Walk of Farm"
Republic of Doyle S04E02: "Blood Work"
Revenge S02E11: "Sabotage"
Ripper Street S01E03: "The King Came Calling"
Robot Chicken S06E15: "Caffeine-Induced Aneurysm"
Saint Seiya Omega S01E40: "Sonia's Resolution! The Chain of Fate Is Broken!"
Salamander S01E03: "Aflevering 3"
Senran Kagura S01E02: "Legendary Ninja Appears"
Shahs of Sunset S02E07: "TBA"
Shameless (US) S03E01: "El Gran CaƱon"
Ski Sunday S35E01: "Series 35, Episode 1"
Sugar Dome S01E08: "Dangers of the Deep"
The Cleveland Show S04E07: "Hustle ‘N’ Bros"
The Golden Globes S69E03: "The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards"
The Good Wife S04E12: "Je Ne Sais What"
The Hotel S03E03: "Series 3, Episode 3"
The Mentalist S05E12: "Little Red Corvette"
The Real Housewives Of Atlanta S05E12: "This Donkey Kicks"
The Simpsons S24E10: "A Test Before Trying"
Time Team S20E02: "A Capital Hill"
Unique Sweets S03E09: "Wild West Sweets"
United States of Bacon S01E04: "TBA"
Watch What Happens: Live S09E06: "Kenya Moore & MJ Javid"
Wicked Tuna S02E01: "Back in the Hunt"