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ABC announces Joey Lawrence and Charissa Thompson as hosts of 'Splash'
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 01:55 pm
ABC announces Joey Lawrence and Charissa Thompson as hosts of the new diving competition series, "Splash," where 10 celebrity contestants will face their fears as they flip, twist and spin into the depths of the pool below. The show premieres Tuesday, March 19 (8 p.m.), on ABC.
Billy Idol, Joan Jett kick off 'Tuesday in the Park' at Artpark
Wed, Mar 6th 2013 03:15 pm
Rocker Billy Idol will ignite the summer concert season at Artpark on June 4, kicking off "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park." One week later, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts are slated to take the Outdoor Amphitheater stage. Tickets go on sale March 15.
Heidi Klum named fourth and newest judge on 'America's Got Talent'
Mon, Mar 4th 2013 09:10 am
NBC announced that supermodel/designer/executive producer/TV host Heidi Klum ("Project Runway") has been added as a new judge on "America's Got Talent" - marking the first time that the top-rated summer series has added a fourth judge.
Phillip Phillips single, 'Gone, Gone, Gone,' named goodbye song on season 12 of 'American Idol'
Wed, Feb 27th 2013 06:35 pm
Quadruple-platinum, Billboard chart-topper and "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips will perform his second single, "Gone, Gone, Gone," from his debut album, "The World From The Side Of The Moon," on "American Idol" Thursday, March 14 (8 p.m.), on FOX. "Gone, Gone, Gone" also will serve as the "goodbye" song of the season and will be featured when the "American Idol" finalists are eliminated week by week.
Culinary stars return for new season of 'Chopped All-Stars'
Tue, Feb 26th 2013 06:30 pm
Season three of Food Network's top-rated series "Chopped All-Stars" debuts Sunday, April 7, at 9 p.m., as 16 culinary competitors battle it out for the title of all-star champion and a $50,000 prize for the winner's charity.
ABC announces this season's 'Dancing with the Stars' celebrity and professional pairings
Tue, Feb 26th 2013 04:50 pm
The stellar new cast will take to the stage when "Dancing with the Stars" premieres, Monday, March 18, on ABC.
Oscars show to be available in its entirety
Mon, Feb 25th 2013 09:40 am
For the first time, viewers in the U.S. will be able to stream Sunday's Oscars show in its entirety across multiple platforms, including, the ABC Player app, and the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service.
Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Adriana Latonio, Angela Miller and Tenna Torres are first semifinalists in Top 20 on 'American Idol'
Thu, Feb 21st 2013 04:15 pm
Wednesday from Las Vegas, the first "American Idol" group of girl semifinalists performed on the stage of Cirque du Soleil's Beatles LOVE Theatre at The Mirage.
All-star sponsors on board for NBC's 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice'
Tue, Feb 19th 2013 08:55 pm
Donald J. Trump and Mark Burnett have partnered with some of the world's most prominent and recognizable brands for NBC's "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice," premiering Sunday, March 3 (9 p.m.).
NKOTB, 98 Degrees and Boys II Men bring 'The Package Tour' to Buffalo
Fri, Feb 15th 2013 10:15 pm
"The Package Tour," featuring New Kids on the Block with special guests 98 Degrees and Boys II Men, is coming to First Niagara Center on Friday, Aug. 2, at 7:30 p.m.
'Idol Across America' kicks off Friday, March 1, in New York
Fri, Feb 15th 2013 09:50 pm
"American Idol" will kick off "Idol Across America," a cross-country relay of the "Idol" microphone, traveling from New York City to the "Idol" stage in Los Angeles.
Do you have 'The X Factor'?
Tue, Feb 12th 2013 09:50 pm
"The X Factor" begins its next nationwide search for the best undiscovered new solo artists and vocal groups on Wednesday, March 6, in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California's Galen Center. Auditions continue in Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday, March 19; New Orleans on Sunday, April 14; Long Island on Thursday, April 25; and Denver on Tuesday, May 14.
'The Office' closes its doors with 200th episode in hour-long series finale May 16
Sat, Feb 9th 2013 10:45 am
NBC's Emmy Award-winning "The Office" (Thursdays, 9 p.m.) will close up shop with its 200th episode, a one-hour series finale on Thursday, May 16 (9 p.m.).
'Touch' headed in different direction for season two
Fri, Feb 8th 2013 05:15 pm
When "Touch" returns to FOX for its second season, it will be set in a new city, with new characters and a new direction. Say goodbye to the Big Apple, the nefarious group home and the stand-alone episodes of the week. Instead, the show will boast a bigger, more action-packed, L.A.-set storyline.
Artpark casting for 'The Sound of Music'
Thu, Feb 7th 2013 01:00 pm
Artpark & Company Inc. announces auditions for its upcoming Mainstage production "Sound of Music," which will start rehearsals June 24 and run until July 19. Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Niagara University Annex (in the Valu Home Center plaza on Porter Road, Niagara Falls).
'The Avengers' cast - Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo - to present at Oscars
Wed, Feb 6th 2013 06:05 pm
"We are happy to re-unite the 'Avengers' cast to present on our show," said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "Audiences who enjoyed the year's biggest box office hit will be excited to see these terrific actors back together again."
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' announces guest lineup for Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort
Wed, Feb 6th 2013 05:15 pm
Top morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" announces the lineup of guests who will join hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., Feb.18-21.
Super Bowl XLVII third-most-watched program in history
Mon, Feb 4th 2013 03:35 pm
The CBS Television Network's coverage of Super Bowl XLVII featuring the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers' on Sunday was watched by a Nielsen estimated average of 108.41 million viewers, making it the third-most-watched program in television history.
Dreams! Drama! Desperation! It's Hollywood Week on 'American Idol'
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 09:45 pm
Whether auditioners received a unanimous "yes" from Mariah, Randy, Nicki and Keith or had the judges battling over their fates, it's a clean slate in Hollywood for the lucky contestants who are one step closer to becoming the next "American Idol."
CBS announces new contract extension for 'NCIS' star and EP Mark Harmon
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 09:40 pm
CBS announced Friday a new contract extension for NCIS star and executive producer Mark Harmon, and that the U.S. and global ratings phenomenon "NCIS" has been renewed for the 2013-14 season.
Soprano Kathleen Battle to make BPO Debut on March 8
Mon, Jan 28th 2013 07:10 pm
World-renowned soprano and opera star Kathleen Battle will appear with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Kleinhans Music Hall in a special program, "The Underground Railroad: An Evening of Spirituals."

The program commemorates a number of important moments in history: the founding of the Abolitionist movement in 1833, the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 100th anniversary of the passing of famed civil rights pioneer Harriet Tubman, and the importance of Western New York to the Underground Railroad.

Diana Krall 'Glad Rag Doll World Tour' comes to Buffalo
Mon, Jan 28th 2013 07:00 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents Diana Krall on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
'60 Minutes Sports' takes viewers behind the scenes of the Super Bowl
Mon, Jan 28th 2013 07:00 pm
Every year, more than 100 million people watch the biggest sporting event in the country, perhaps the biggest single-game event in the world: the Super Bowl. Some people tune in to see the year's best NFL teams compete for the coveted Lombardi Trophy, while others count down the minutes until the highly anticipated half-time show - this year, Beyoncé. The next "60 Minutes Sports," premiering Wednesday, Feb. 6 (10 p.m.) on SHOWTIME, will offer the chance to witness how much planning and resources it takes to execute an event of this magnitude.
Adele to perform Academy Award-nominated song from 'Skyfall' at Oscars
Thu, Jan 24th 2013 04:15 pm
Multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Adele will perform the Oscar-nominated theme song from the latest James Bond movie at the 85th Academy Awards, the show's producers have announced. "Skyfall," from the film of the same name, was announced as a nominee for Original Song at the Academy's Nominations Announcement on Jan. 10.
'Hard Rock Rising' gives Niagara Falls bands a chance at stardom through global competition
Thu, Jan 24th 2013 04:00 pm
Hard Rock International continues its commitment to emerging musicians of tomorrow with this year's "Hard Rock Rising," the most far-reaching battle of the bands competition in the world.
Buffalo newlyweds among those competing on 'The Amazing Race'
Wed, Jan 23rd 2013 12:10 pm
CBS has announced the 11 teams that will embark on a sprint around the globe for $1 million dollars on the new season of "The Amazing Race," premiering Sunday, Feb. 17 (8 p.m.), on CBS. The teams include Buffalo newlyweds Max and Katie Bichler.
Finally, The Rock will return to Buffalo
Mon, Jan 14th 2013 11:55 am
WWE is returning to First Niagara Center with "Monday Night RAW" on Monday, March 4 - just one month before "WrestleMania 29." Superstars scheduled to appear include John Cena, Sheamus, Rey Mysterio and Kofi Kingston.

And, it's just been announced that The Rock will appear at this "RAW."

Chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay return in quest to transform kitchen disasters into food masters on 'Worst Cooks in America'
Thu, Jan 10th 2013 12:45 pm
"Worst Cooks in America," the primetime Food Network hit that turns kitchen zeroes into kitchen heroes, returns for a fourth season with a rematch between undefeated series champion Anne Burrell and culinary master Bobby Flay.
Academy Awards: 85th Oscar nominations announced
Thu, Jan 10th 2013 09:15 am
Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning by this year's Oscar host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone. "Lincoln" has 12 nominations; "Les Mis" and "Silver Linings Playbook" both net 8 nominations.
Seneca Niagara Casino springs ahead with entertainment for March and April
Wed, Jan 9th 2013 11:20 pm
Seneca Casinos will add a little country and lots of humor to kick off its entertainment lineup for the spring. Country legend Clint Black and "Blue Collar Comedy Tour" member Ron White come to Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca in March and April.
Buffalo Bills: Fred Jackson and Thurman Thomas react to new coach Doug Marrone
Tue, Jan 8th 2013 03:10 pm
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson reacted to the news that Doug Marrone was named the 16th coach of the Buffalo Bills on his WBBZ-TV show Monday night. Jackson told co-host Bob Koshinski, "It was great just how excited he is to do this. He wants to turn this thing around."
Fandango smashes records with its best year in company history
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 05:00 pm
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination and a unit of NBCUniversal, announced Wednesday that 2012 was the company's best-performing year in its 12-year history, with record highs in ticket sales, Web and mobile traffic, and app downloads.
Viewers can choose episode ending in real time for 'Hawaii Five-0' episode
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 04:10 pm
For the first time in television history, a primetime drama will allow viewers to choose the ending of an episode in real time when CBS's "Hawaii Five-0" lets fans vote on or Twitter during the east and west coast broadcasts, Monday, Jan. 14 (10 p.m.), on the CBS Television Network.

The mystery begins on #H50 when the team must investigate the death of an O'ahu State University professor. His boss, his teaching assistant and a student who he busted for cheating are all viable suspects.

Mathis, Mozart tribute, impressionist music and art, classical masterworks heat up winter at BPO
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 04:00 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic will return on Jan. 19 and 20 after a long winter's rest in time to celebrate the 256th anniversary of the birth of one of classical music's most beloved composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Suneel's Light Foundation hosts 'Dancing with the Stars'-inspired charity event to raise funds for a Duchenne muscular dystrophy cure
Wed, Jan 2nd 2013 04:00 pm
"Suneel's Celebrity Gala" will feature local celebrities competing against each other in various ballroom dance disciplines.
Jewel, Gretchen Wilson added to Seneca Niagara concert lineup
Thu, Dec 27th 2012 04:15 pm
Chilly temperatures in Western New York won't stop the entertainment from sizzling at Seneca Casinos this winter. Two all-star musicians - country sensation Gretchen Wilson and pop/country singer-songwriter Jewel - come to Seneca Niagara Events Center in February and March.
FOX to world premiere season 12 of 'American Idol' for fans with advanced screening and live Q-and-A events nationwide
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:55 pm
Live interactive event features host Ryan Seacrest and judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban; to stream on and
Country singer Tate Stevens named winner on 'The X Factor'
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 09:00 am
Tate Stevens wins "The X Factor," a $5 million Sony recording contract and a Pepsi music video debuting as a "Pop Star Commercial" during "Music's Biggest Night."
Make yourself at 'Holmes,' Melissa: Top-rated 'Daybreak' welcomes new co-anchor to the team
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 03:05 pm
WGRZ-TV has announced that Melissa Holmes has been named the permanent co-anchor of its top-rated "Daybreak" program weekday mornings, starting Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2013.

Holmes started with "2 On Your Side" in January. In that time, she has been the main anchor of "2 On Your Side's" "Ten at 10" on WNYO-TV. She has also been a reporter for all of WGRZ's newscasts. In addition, Holmes has been filling in occasionally on the "Daybreak" anchor desk since the end of November.

'The Voice': Hit NBC series crowns Cassadee Pope as winner
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 09:10 am
NBC's "The Voice" crowned Cassadee Pope as the winner of the popular vocal competition series' third cycle in Tuesday's live results show and season finale, earning her the grand prize of a recording contract with Universal Republic Records.

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