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'Rita Rocks' Cancelled

by Andrew Scott, posted Jan 11th 2010 3:16PM
Rita RocksIt looks like Rita will no longer be rocking the Lifetime airwaves.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lifetime has axed the comedy series 'Rita Rocks' after two seasons, presumably due to low ratings.

The show, which starred 'Mad TV' alum Nicole Sullivan as a mom who starts her own garage band, premiered fairly strong in Oct. 2008, with 1 million viewers tuning in. At the time, it was Lifetime's first original comedy series in over 10 years.

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What's On Tonight: Santa Claus, Carrie Underwood, The Closer, Cake Boss

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 7th 2009 12:16PM
Men of a Certain Age
  • At 7, ABC Family has 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, followed by Cranberry Christmas.
  • At 8, ABC has Santa Claus is Coming To Town, then new episodes of Find My Family and Castle.
  • CBS has a new How I Met Your Mother, followed by new episodes of Accidentally on Purpose, Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory, and CSI: Miami.
  • FOX has Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special at 8.
  • The CW has new episodes of One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl.
  • PBS has a new Antiques Roadshow at 8.
  • TBS has two Christmas episodes of Seinfeld at 8.
  • Also at 8: TLC has two new episodes of Little People, Big World, then a new Cake Boss.
  • At 9, TNT has the season premiere of The Closer, followed by the series premiere of Men of a Certain Age.
  • Syfy has the conclusion of Alice at 9.
  • Lifetime has three new episodes of Rita Rocks.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • A&E has a new Hoarders at 10.
  • Bravo has a new Million Dollar Listing at 10.
  • History Channel has two new episodes of Pawn Stars at 10.
  • Fine Living has a new Three Sheets at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: House, Good Eats, One Tree Hill, Rita Rocks

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 30th 2009 12:14PM
  • TraumaAt 7, Nickelodeon has two new episodes of BrainSurge.
  • At 8, ABC has How The Grinch Stole Christmas, then Shrek The Halls and a new Find My Family.
  • NBC has a new Heroes at 8, followed by new episodes of Trauma and The Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has a new House at 8, then a new Lie To Me.
  • The CW has two new episodes of One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl.
  • TLC has two new episodes of Little People, Big World, then a new Cake Boss.
  • Food Network has a new Christmas edition of Good Eats at 8, followed by Wintertime Treats Unwrapped.
  • Also at 8: TCM has The Lady From Shanghai, then Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
  • At 8:30, ESPN has Monday Night Football, the Patriots vs. the Saints.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW.
  • At 10, Lifetime has two new episodes of Rita Rocks.
  • Bravo has a new Million Dollar Listing at 10.
  • History Channel has two new episodes of Pawn Stars at 10.
  • There's a new Three Sheets on Fine Living at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Heroes, Good Eats, Lewis Black, CSI: Miami

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 23rd 2009 12:01PM
  • Lie To MeAt 8, ABC has a new Dancing with the Stars, followed by Find My Family and a new Castle.
  • CBS has a new How I Met Your Mother, then new episodes of Accidentally on Purpose, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, and CSI: Miami.
  • NBC has new episodes of Heroes, Trauma, and The Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has a new House at 8, followed by a new Lie to Me.
  • PBS has a new Antiques Roadshow at 8.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 8.
  • Food Network has a new Good Eats at 8.
  • History Channel has Surviving The Holidays with Lewis Black at 8.
  • At 9, TLC has the series finale of Jon & Kate Plus 8, then a new Cake Boss.
  • At 10, Lifetime has two new episodes of Rita Rocks.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup Presents at 10.
  • Bravo has a new Million Dollar Listing at 10.
  • Also at 10: Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Heroes, Lie To Me, RAW, Cake Boss

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 16th 2009 12:20PM
  • Little People, Big WorldAt 8, ABC has a new, two-hour Dancing with the Stars, then a new Castle.
  • CBS has a new How I Met Your Mother, followed by new episodes of Accidentally on Purpose, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, and CSI: Miami.
  • NBC has new episodes of Heroes, Trauma, and The Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has a new House at 8, then a new Lie to Me.
  • The CW has a new One Tree Hill at 8, followed by a new Gossip Girl.
  • AMC has Part 2 of The Prisoner at 8.
  • Food Network has Dear Food Network: Thanksgiving Turkey at 8, followed by a new Dear Food Network: Top 10 Thanksgiving Problems Solved and a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
  • TLC has two new episodes of Little People, Big World at 8, then two new episodes of Jon & Kate Plus 8 and a new Cake Boss.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack at 9.
  • At 10, Lifetime has two new episodes of Rita Rocks.
  • E! has a new The Soup Presents at 10.
  • Also at 10: Bravo has a new Million Dollar Listing, followed by the series premiere of Chef Academy.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Dancing, One Tree Hill, Rita Rocks, Cake Boss

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 26th 2009 12:20PM
  • CastleAt 8, ABC has a new, two-hour Dancing with the Stars, followed by a new Castle.
  • NBC has a new Heroes at 8, then new episodes of Trauma and The Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance at 8, followed by a new Lie To Me.
  • The CW has new episodes of One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl.
  • ABC Family has a new Lincoln Heights at 8, then a new Greek.
  • TLC has two new episodes of Little People, Big World at 8, followed by a new Jon & Kate Plus 8 and two new episodes of Cake Boss.
  • There's a new Good Eats on Food Network at 8.
  • Also at 8: Nickelodeon has a new Glenn Martin, DDS.
  • At 8:30, ESPN has Monday Night Football, the Redskins vs. the Eagles.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW.
  • Food Network has a new Unwrapped at 8.
  • At 9:30, Lifetime has a new Rita Rocks.
  • At 10, Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
  • Bravo has a new Million Dollar Listing at 10.
  • Fine Living has a new Three Sheets at 10.
  • At 10:30, Lifetime has another new Rita Rocks.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Sherri, Two and a Half Men, Gossip Girl, Unwrapped

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 5th 2009 12:15PM
  • LenoTBS has a Family Guy marathon all night.
  • At 7, Lifetime has the series premiere of Sherri, then the season premiere of Rita Rocks.
  • At 8, ABC has a new, two-hour Dancing with the Stars, then a new Castle.
  • CBS has a new How I Met Your Mother, followed by new episodes of Accidentally on Purpose, Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory, and CSI: Miami.
  • NBC has new episodes of Heroes, Trauma, and The Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has a new House at 8, the a new Lie to Me.
  • There's a new One Tree Hill on The CW at 8, followed by a new Gossip Girl.
  • ABC Family has a new Lincoln Heights at 8, then a new Greek.
  • Also at 8: BBC America has a new Top Gear.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW.
  • TCM has An American in Paris at 9.
  • Food Network has a new Unwrapped at 9.
  • At 10, Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
  • At 11, BET has the series premiere of The Mo'Nique Show.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Rita Rocks season two -- An early look

by Kona Gallagher, posted Oct 5th 2009 10:25AM
rita rocks
Rita Rocks
is premiering its second season on Lifetime tonight, along with Sherri Shepherd's new sitcom, Sherri. For those of you who haven't seen the show before, Rita stars Mad TV's Nicole Sullivan, who plays Rita, a suburban mom of two daughters who plays in a rock band on the side. Rounding out her garage band are her friends Owen (Ian Gomez), Patty (Tisha Campbell-Martin) and Kip (Ricky Ullman), Rita's daughter Hallie's (Natalie Dreyfuss) boyfriend.

The second-season premiere doesn't really focus on Rita's music so much. While we do still see her at practice, she's mainly dealing with mom stuff, specifically in relation to Hallie, her oldest daughter. In fact, what we have is a perennial family-sitcom classic-- the parent having to give the child "The Talk."

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Press Kits Unwrapped: Rita Rocks and Sherri

by Kona Gallagher, posted Sep 21st 2009 1:02PM
lifetime press kit
I feel sorry for the poor intern who had to put this thing together. I understand that Lifetime is a cable network and all, but they've become pretty high-profile lately. I would think that if they were going to send out press kits, then maybe they could spring for more than some confetti and crappy stickers printed out on the office ink jet.

Even Sit Down, Shut Up, which is last press kit I did, at least had a t-shirt. It was actually a super-comfy American Apparel shirt, and I still wear it around the house. The Rita Rocks/Sherri press kit, on the other hand, is a do-it-yourself lunchbox-type thing, filled with confetti, containing the DVDs, a bunch of crappy candy, and some un-inflated balloons. It's kind of the saddest thing I've ever seen.

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Sherri Shepherd's splashdown set for October

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 14th 2009 1:02PM
sherri_shepherd_bathing_suit_the_viewLast week on The View, Sherri Shepherd showed off her new body, clad in a bathing suit, and now it seems there was more to her remake than just good health and looking better. Shepherd's Lifetime sitcom, Sherri, will premiere on October 5, and you just know it's her intention to score a big time success. Lifetime has had this in the works for months. This is the network's first fully-owned sitcom, so you gotta believe the net has a lot of faith in Sherri.

The show is based on Shepherd's stand-up, which is the same formula that worked for Roseanne, Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond), Tim Allen (Home Improvement) and a half-dozen other comics, and the exposure Sherri gets from The View won't hurt at all.

The same demographic that watches The View tunes in to Lifetime shows like Drop Dead Diva and Army Wives. Oh, and don't forget the Lifetime movies. Ladies love Lifetime.

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What's On Tonight: Heroes, 24, Little People, Big World, Trust Me

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 23rd 2009 4:09PM
  • The CloserTV Land has an Andy Griffith Show marathon all night.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Star Trek: TNG marathon all night.
  • At 8, ABC has a new, two-hour episode of The Bachelor, followed by the season finale of True Beauty.
  • NBC has a new Chuck at 8, then new episodes of Heroes and Medium.
  • FOX has new episodes of House and 24.
  • PBS has a new Antiques Roadshow at 8, followed by a new American Experience.
  • ABC Family has a new Secret Life of the American Teenager at 8, then a new Kyle XY.
  • TLC has two new episodes of Little People, Big World at 8.
  • Lifetime has a new Rita Rocks at 8.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW.
  • TNT has the season finale of The Closer at 9, followed by a new Trust Me.
  • Discovery has a new Man vs. Wild at 9.
  • At 10, Travel Channel has a new Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Swingtown, Rita Rocks, 20/20, Sanctuary

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 24th 2008 4:05PM
  • Stargate AtlantisBravo has a Swingtown marathon all night.
  • At 8, ABC has a new Wife Swap, followed by new episodes of Supernanny and 20/20.
  • CBS has a new Ghost Whisperer at 8, then new episodes of The Ex-List and Numb3rs.
  • NBC has new episodes of Deal Or No Deal, Crusoe, and Life.
  • The CW has a new Everybody Hates Chris at 8, followed by a new episode of The Game.
  • PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, then new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • MyNetwork TV has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • There's a new Real Simple, Real Life on TLC at 8, then a new What Not To Wear.
  • Also at 8: Cartoon Network has a new Secret Saturdays.
  • At 8:30, Lifetime has a new Rita Rocks.
  • Food Network has a new Rachael's Vacation at 8:30.
  • At 9, Sci-Fi has a new Stargate Atlantis, followed by a new Sanctuary.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Clone Wars at 9, then a new Ben 10: Alien Force.
  • Hallmark has the movie Ladies of the Night at 9.
  • At 10, USA has a new episode of The Starter Wife.
  • At 11, HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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Lifetime greenlights a new sitcom

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 11th 2008 7:00PM
Nicole SullivanWhen I interviewed Susanne Daniels, the President for Entertainment at the Lifetime Network, she was high on the success of Army Wives, and anxious to bring more comedy to the network.

"Viewers tell us that they love our comedies, our movies, Army Wives. I would argue that more people identify Reba and Will and Grace with our network now than the networks that launched them. And I was at the WB when Reba launched!" she said in TV Week. Well, now she's launching a new comedy, this time for Lifetime.

Lifetime has ordered 13 episodes of a new sitcom called Rita Rocks for this fall and cast Nicole Sullivan as Rita. The show will be part of a one-hour comedy block with Reba. "We've assembled a fantastic team in front of and behind the camera," said Ms. Daniels in a statement today.

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