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Moraes on TV: September 13, 2009 - September 19, 2009

Kate Gosselin Sloughs Off Kathy Griffin on "The View"

Despite the carefully choreographed pairing of guest-host Kate-Gosselin and Gosselin-mocking comic Kathy Griffin on Friday's ABC's "The View" the episode was not without its fireworks. Media-savvy Gosselin did not rise to the bait when Griffin came out, even though she had been the butt of a video Griffin unveiled on...

By Lisa de Moraes  | September 18, 2009; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Paula Abdul Does Ellen on Vh1's "Divas"

America's Sweetheart Paula Abdul hosted the triumphant return of VH1's "Divas" after its five-year breather, mostly so that Vh1 could mock Fox's "American Idol" on which, of course, Paula used to play the role of Whacky Den Mother Judge. She opened the show with "I'm Paula Abdul, and this is...

By Lisa de Moraes  | September 18, 2009; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Leno Cops 13 Mil With Assist From Susan Boyle

Jay Leno snagged more viewers in his third night as host of a new primetime talk/comedy series than he had his second night. More than 13 million people caught his third night hosting "The Jay Leno Show" according to final stats. That's NBC's best performance in the Wednesday 10 o'clock...

By Lisa de Moraes  | September 17, 2009; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Jay Leno Fumbles 7 Million -- Still Beats Barbara Walters, Patrick Swayze, Big Brother

About 11 million people watched the second night of "The Jay Leno Show" on Tuesday. That's compared to 18 million who watched Leno's first night. This 40 percent dive ignited a wildfire of blogging and tweeting that fell into two categories: There was the "OMG, how fast, how far will...

By Lisa de Moraes  | September 16, 2009; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hollywood Writer Discovers Washington; Writes Sitcom Pilot

"How I Met Your Mother" executive producer Greg Malins will try to resuscitate "Three's Company" for ABC - only this time it's set in Washington and the three young people who are shacking up together...are all newly elected members of Congress. (AP) But wait - it gets better. Malins...

By Lisa de Moraes  | September 16, 2009; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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President Obama to Visit Dave After Sunday Beltway Interview Orgy

One day after setting a presidential record by appearing on five Sunday Beltway shows in one day, President Barack Obama will make more history when he becomes the first sitting U.S. President ever to visit David Letterman's "Late Show." This coming Monday is the first night of the new 2009-10...

By Lisa de Moraes  | September 15, 2009; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Jay Leno Doubles Conan's Debut Audience

NBC suits danced a cautious happy dance Tuesday morning when they got early stats showing the unveiling of Jay Leno's new prime time comedy/talk show copped 18 million viewers the night before at 10. That's NBC's best performance in the Monday 10 p.m. timeslot since the Summer Olympics in...

By Lisa de Moraes  | September 15, 2009; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Leno Administers Guest-Appearance Absolution to Kanye West

Kanye West - Leno's new Hugh Grant. NBC's newest primetime star Jay Leno hit ratings pay dirt Monday when West agreed to play Grant on the premiere of Leno's comedy/talk show. Leno had booked West weeks earlier ago to perform with Rihanna and Jay-Z during the first episode of "The...

By Lisa de Moraes  | September 15, 2009; 3:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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