December 3, 2012

TV TimeZ, NewZ and CallZ: December 3


Travel Channel: Hotel Impossible at 10pDiscovery Channel: American Chopper (series finale) at 9p
Style Network: Made in Chelsea at 12a
ABC: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Part 1, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Part 2, Castle
CBS: How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls [r], 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-O
CW: 90210, Gossip Girl
FOX: Bones, The Mob Doctor
NBC: The Voice, Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas


NBC will place a drama in its Thursday at 10p time slot when it premieres new series Do No Harm on January 31.  Newsmagazine show Rock Center with Brian Williams which has been airing in this time period this fall will move to Fridays at 10p beginning February 8 where it will run following Dateline.  The drama Grimm will also return to Fridays at 9p starting March 8.  NBC also will air the season finale of 30 Rock with a one-hour episode on January 31 at 8p.  

NBC's former Sing-Off host Nick Lachey has booked his next gig as host of the network's upcoming singing competition series, The Winner Is.  The hybrid singing game show will watch as singers of all ages and configurations battle it out in front of a studio audience. 


mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network is teaming with Seth MacFarlane, host of the next Oscar's telecast and also a guest professor on the network's Stand In series, on The Oscar Experience College Search presented by The Academy and mtvU.  A national search is underway looking for college students interested in pursuing careers in film - writing, directing, producing, acting and more to appear live onstage to deliver Oscar statuettes to telecast presenters.  In addition to appearing on the Academy Awards show, winning college students will be flown to Los Angeles and be provided hotel accommodations.  The Oscar Experience College Search will be featured on The Academy's Facebook page and will run through January 19, 2013.  Interested college students need to demonstrate they are destined for the Oscars by completing the Academy's entry form and uploading a video answering the question: How will you contribute to the future of movies?  The producers of this year's Oscars show will pick a minimum of six winners who will be flown to L.A. to participate in the 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013.  More information can be found at