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U2 to perform Oscar-nominated 'Ordinary Love' at the Academy Awards
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:15 pm
World-renowned rock band U2 will perform their Oscar-nominated song "Ordinary Love" for a global audience at the Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Wednesday. U2's exclusive Oscar show performance will be the first time the band will perform the song live.
Meet Kanan, the cowboy Jedi in 'Star Wars Rebels'
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:05 pm
Not every guardian of peace and justice was lost to the tragedy of Order 66. Introducing Kanan, a survivor of the Emperor's Jedi purge and one of the main characters of "Star Wars Rebels."
'Late Night with Seth Meyers' announces guests for premiere week
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:05 pm
"Late Night with Seth Meyers," launching Feb. 24 from Studio 8G in Rockefeller Center, has set its premiere week guests. The lineup includes:
Congressman Higgins, Buffalo History Museum announce homecoming for Tim Russert exhibit
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and The Buffalo History Museum Executive Director Melissa Brown have announced plans to relocate the "Inside Tim Russert's Office: If It's Sunday, It's 'Meet the Press' " exhibit currently at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., to The Buffalo History Museum in Western New York.

"I am honored to be a part of the effort to bring a very personal piece of Tim Russert's life and work home to Buffalo," Higgins said. "We are thankful to the Russert family and commend the great cooperation between The Buffalo History Museum and Newseum to make this all happen. Tim and the Buffalo community always shared a unique love and respect for one another, and with this move that bond lives on."

'American Idol XIII': Next week is 'Rush Week,' as Randy Jackson returns to lead intense workshops
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:30 pm
With the "Hollywood" round ending this week on "American Idol XIII," fans can expect even more surprises, as the show prepares for "Rush Week" and the first live shows of the season.
'The Sing-Off Live Tour' visits UB
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:25 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, and Funtime Presents welcome "The Sing-Off Live Tour" to town Sunday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the UB show are $51, $37 and $32.
WNED-TV offers sneak peek into 2014 Shaw Festival season
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:10 pm
WNED-TV takes an inside look at the Shaw Festival's upcoming season in "Shaw Festival 2014 Season Preview" airing Friday, Feb. 21, at 9:30 p.m. Anthony Chase, co-host of WBFO's "Theatre Talk," sits down with the Shaw Festival's artistic director, Jackie Maxwell, and executive director, Elaine Calder, for a preview of the 2014 season's playbill of 10 productions.
Hugh Jackman to host 68th Annual Tony Awards
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:10 pm
Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman returns to host The 68th Annual Tony Awards, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 8 (8 p.m., live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Idina Menzel to perform on the Oscars
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
Tony Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Idina Menzel will, for the first time, perform the Oscar-nominated song "Let it Go" for a global television audience at the Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air Sunday, March 2, live on ABC.
NBCSN launches 'NASCAR America' Feb. 24
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
The day after the next Daytona 500 Champion is crowned, NBCSN introduces "NASCAR America," a new 30-minute daily show dedicated to the nation's longstanding fascination with speed and stock car racing.
CBS will present an encore broadcast of 'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America'
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
CBS will present an encore broadcast of "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute," Wednesday, Feb. 12 (8:30-11 p.m.).
Gov. Cuomo announces post-production gains creating economic opportunity in New York
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has released new data showing post-production business is booming in New York state as the industry continues to experience significant growth one-and-a-half years after the strengthened and expanded post-production tax credit program was signed into law.

The data, compiled by the Post New York Alliance, shows a major increase in new, permanent post-production jobs since July 2012, resulting in the creation of more than 240 new jobs - with more than 70 jobs created in the past six months alone. This new post-production business is expected to lead to nearly $100 million in new spending in the state.

More than 100 million Americans have already watched Sochi Olympics on NBCUniversal
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 07:25 pm
More than 100 million Americans have watched the Sochi Winter Games on the networks of NBCUniversal, according to fast cumulative data provided by The Nielsen Co.

Through Saturday, 106.5 million Americans - more than one-third of the U.S. population - have watched the 2014 Sochi Games on NBCUniversal networks NBC, NBCSN and MSNBC.

'Chicago Fire,' 'Parenthood,' 'Grimm' and 'Parks and Recreation' original digital series debut in February
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 02:50 pm
To help viewers remain engaged with their favorite programs during the Feb. 6-23 Sochi Olympics, NBC is offering original digital series for four of its popular series: "Chicago Fire," "Parks and Recreation," "Grimm" and "Parenthood."
'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America' holds its own opposite skiers, skaters, dowagers and zombies
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 01:00 pm
"The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute" delivered 13.95 million viewers, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Feb. 9.
'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' announces guest lineup for premiere week
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 11:15 am
Jimmy Fallon brings the historic "Tonight Show" franchise back to New York City with a star-studded first week (Feb. 17-21) of guests on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
Riviera Theatre presents Count Basie Orchestra
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 10:35 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre presents the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, directed by Scotty Barnhart, on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Academy to celebrate 'Oscar Night' New York at Daniel Boulud's iconic restaurant Daniel
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 09:20 am
For the second consecutive year, chef Daniel Boulud's iconic, landmark restaurant Daniel will roll out the red carpet for local members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, entertainment industry executives and several hometown luminaries to celebrate the 86th Oscars with an exclusive viewing party and dinner.
25.1 million viewers for NBC's primetime Olympic telecast Saturday
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 09:15 am
NBC's primetime Olympics telecast on Saturday (8-11:06 p.m. ET) averaged 25.1 million viewers and a 13.9 household rating/24 share - up 8 percent and percent, respectively, from the opening Saturday of the last European Winter Olympics (23.2 million viewers and 13.5 household rating/23 share for Torino in 2006), according to live plus same day fast national data released Sunday by The Nielsen Company.
'Irv, Rick, and Tom!': A 'Giant' historic reunion with hosts Linda Pellegrino and John Di Sciullo at Buffalo History Museum
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 09:00 am
On Friday, March 21, "Giants of Buffalo: Television" will feature the legendary WKBW Channel 7 TV news team Irv Weinstein, Rick Azar and Tom Jolls.
NBC posts most-watched non-live Winter Olympics opening ceremony in two decades with Sochi telecast
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 08:00 pm
NBC's coverage of the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics averaged 31.7 million viewers to rank as the most-watched opening ceremony for a non-live Winter Games since the 1994 Lillehammer Games, according to live plus same day fast national data released today by The Nielsen Company.
'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' completes its run with a record 6.6 million viewers
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 08:00 pm
Jimmy Fallon's final telecast hosting "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" has set series records for biggest overall audience on any night of the week and highest adult 18-49 rating for a regularly scheduled episode. In fact, it was the biggest total-viewer result for the "Late Night" franchise since 1993, and highest 18-49 rating for a regularly scheduled telecast since 2004.
Just in time for Valentine's Day 'The Chew' hosts celebrate 'Chocolate Week'
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
It's "Chocolate Week" at "The Chew," when the food-centric lifestyle show kicks-off a weeklong celebration focusing on the dark and delicious sweet treat. From cocktails and decadently delicious desserts and dishes to inexpensive gift ideas, "The Chew" has everything viewers need to paint the town red on Valentine's Day.
Oscar nominees to be honored at Academy luncheon
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
More than 150 Oscar nominees will come together at noon Monday, Feb. 10, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year's Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon.
Simon Cowell to depart U.S. version of 'The X Factor'
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 01:15 am
The award-winning international phenomenon "The X Factor" has concluded its domestic run after three seasons, it was announced Friday by Syco, FremantleMedia North America and Fox Broadcasting Co.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' announces '#EndWinterNow' campaign
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 01:10 am
Like most of America these days, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan are sick of winter. They've had enough of this year's polar vortexes and snowmageddons! For those in the same state of mind, the hosts will give winter-weary viewers a break with "#EndWinterNow" week, a series of daily summer-themed segments.
'Top Chef' finale earns season high ratings in all key demos
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 01:00 am
Bravo Media's "Top Chef" named its 11th season winner Nicholas Elmi in Maui, Hawaii, Wednesday night with the highest rated episode of the season among all key demos, according to Nielsen.
ABC, dick clark productions extend 'American Music Awards' and 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest' broadcast agreements
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:35 pm
ABC and dick clark productions have extended their broadcast agreements for the "American Music Awards" for nine years, and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve with Ryan Seacrest" for 10 years.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr share memories of Ed Sullivan Theater with David Letterman
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:35 pm
In a rare joint interview, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr share with David Letterman their memories of The Beatles' historic "Ed Sullivan Show" appearances, the excitement of their 1964 U.S. debut, and their impressions of the Ed Sullivan Theater, on "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute," Sunday, Feb. 9 (8 p.m.), on the CBS Television Network.
Jay Leno wraps his 'Tonight Show' run with 14.6 million viewers, his biggest overall audience since 1998
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:20 pm
Jay Leno concluded his run as host of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Thursday by delivering the show's biggest overall audience in more than 15 years, since May 1998.
Bonus night of Olympics coverage on NBC posts best Thursday primetime rating and viewership on any network since September
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:20 pm
Last night's bonus Sochi Winter Olympics coverage on NBC posted the highest average rating and viewership for Thursday primetime on any network in more than five months, according to live plus same day fast national data released today by The Nielsen Company.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. to promote nationally televised SHOWTIME boxing event at Turning Stone Resort Casino Feb. 28
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:00 pm
Floyd Mayweather Jr., the current light middleweight champion of the world, and considered by many to be the best pound-for-pound boxer of all time, will bring a night of world-class boxing to the Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center Friday, Feb. 28, through his Mayweather Promotions brand.
'The Lego Movie,' lauded for its message, wins Truly Moving Picture Award
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:00 pm
"The Lego Movie," from Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and LEGO System A/S, has been recognized with the Truly Moving Picture Award by nonprofit arts organization Heartland Truly Moving Pictures.
Riviera Theatre presents 'Stoogefest 22a,' 'Rhythm of the Dance,' 'One Night of Queen'
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:00 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre & Performing Arts Center presents "Stoogefest 22a" on Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 pm.
Academy announces 2014 Governors Ball creative team
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:00 pm
Academy governor Jeffrey Kurland, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck will return to create this year's Governors Ball, the Academy's official post-Oscar celebration, which will immediately follow the 86th Oscars ceremony March 2.
Ray Chew named new music director of 'Dancing with the Stars'
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:00 pm
"Dancing with the Stars" will welcome music director and composer Ray Chew to the ballroom with the premiere of season 18 Monday, March 17 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to perform together on 'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute' on CBS
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:00 pm
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will perform together on "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute." The primetime entertainment special will celebrate the legacy of the seven-time Grammy Award-winning Beatles and their groundbreaking first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
Cake marvel Kerry Vincent answers the call of struggling bakery owners in new series 'Save My Bakery'
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 07:00 am
Stale bakeries turn to expert Kerry Vincent to revive their sweets and their sales in new series "Save My Bakery," premiering Wednesday, March 19, at 8 p.m. on the Food Network.
Niagara Falls fans can get up close and personal with 3 Doors Down
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 04:40 pm
Interview: Southern rockers 3 Doors Down are giving fans a chance to catch their set in a way so intimate you'd think you were sharing a living room, or jamming in a basement.
Channing Tatum names 'Team Oscar' winners on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 04:30 pm
Channing Tatum, The Academy, and Oscars producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron today announced the winners of the "Team Oscar" college search on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," along with this year's Oscars host, Ellen DeGeneres. The winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC.