Curious about the ratings for the Lindsay Lohan-led Liz & Dick? The Lifetime made-for-television movie premiered last night to 3.5 million viewers which is not exactly what we were expecting. The pic was widely publicized thanks to Lohan’s involvement, but the problem of course might have been who it was being sold to which might explain a few things. It also did not help that critics railed on the presentation which received only a 33 of 100 on Metacritic going into Sunday.
Ultimately, those 6.5 million who just tuned in to Steel Magnolias were not all completely sold on this partial bio effort on legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor, nor were the 5.8 million that watched Drew Peterson: Untouchable. Many might be quick to blame Lohan for this deficit, but ultimately it was perceived to be lackluster film-making as many pointed out on Twitter last night. Patton Oswalt was among the comedians live-Tweeting the event, and it might be worth a view for anyone trying to figure out what went wrong.
Cue incredibly tacky Lifetime movie! The trailer has just arrived for Liz & Dick which stars Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler (True Blood) in the title roles. There has been a lot of intrigue about this one, especially upon the revelation that people (including Lilo) were suffering from exhaustion on the set of this made-for-TV film. Lloyd Kramer has the directing credit on this one. Audiences can expect to see it in November 2012. Continue Reading
A few people are surprised today in that Lifetime has picked up Army Wives for another season. The show was expected to end, but the series (still averaging 3.2 million viewers) has signing up most of the cast for 13 more episodes to begin airing next year. In regards to that topic, Kim Delaney who plays Claudia Joy Holden on the show appears to be an inevitable departure and it might not end there as the remaining holdovers lack a contractual obligation for a seventh run. Stay tuned for more as that story develops. Continue Reading
Army Wives did not skip a beat after its five-week hiatus as last night’s June debut saw 3.3 million viewers tuning in to witness another edition of the series’ sixth season. Continue Reading
Even thought Lifetime has already rewarded their Jennifer Love Hewitt-lead Client List with a second season, it is worth noting how the show did on finale night. Continue Reading
On the heels of news surrounding an Exorcist mini-series of sorts comes news of another big screen icon making its way to television in The Silence of the Lambs. Continue Reading
Three months ago to the day, Whitney Houston was found dead at the Beverly Hills Hilton after what is presumed to be an accidental drowning. Bad taste or not, Whitney Houston’s family is already looking to reap the benefits of the pop singer’s death with their very own Lifetime reality show dubbed The Houston Family Chronicles. Continue Reading
Just two days after E! unveiled their new logo and tagline, and today it was Lifetime’s turn. Here is the press release from the network announcing some brand changes of their own which they hope will appeal to women. Continue Reading
Deadline is reporting tonight that Lindsay Lohan is currently in talks for the leading role in a Lifetime movie centered around Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s relationship. The actress was most recently seen in 2010′s Machete and 2009′s Labor Pains, so it has definitely been a while since she last added anything to her IMDB profile. Between that and her consistent tabloid presence, this is a bit more newsworthy than casting for a typical made-for-television movie as it marks Lohan’s return to the business.
Lifetime knows that Army Wives is drawing to a close at the end of the season largely due to contract expirations, but an interesting thing is the network has opted to actually extend the season out by ten more episodes in order to avoid losing their hit drama. This means that season six will be composed of 23 episodes which is a whole lot lengthier than the 13 episodes that made up season five. Continue Reading
Early today, Lifetime officially renewed its freshman unscripted series, Dance Moms. The show has been doing alright in viewership, netting 1.6 million viewers per episode. That is relatively good for the cable network’s standards as they have given the show another 13 episodes. Continue Reading
Lifetime has cancelled Roseanne Barr’s reality series after the series struggled to find an audience. The show was pulling in about a 0.3 18-49 rating which is not very good at all, but this will not be the end of the comedian as Roseanne’s finally coming back to what made her famous: Sitcoms. Continue Reading