Though inserting several new titles to their line-up, most networks still maintain their regular programs that constantly deliver strong ratings. This second part of AceShowbiz's 2012 Midseason TV Guide discusses those shows whose returns, either from the holiday hiatus or for a new season, have been eagerly awaited by their fans.
Gearing up to entertain audience for another year, TV networks try to present something fresh with their programming. To provide a preview to some shows that will grace the small screen throughout the rest of winter and the following spring, AceShowbiz presents 2012 Midseason TV Guide in two parts.
J.R. Martinez won't be tying the knot in the near future. Days after sharing news that he's going to be a father to a baby girl, the current champion of "Dancing with the Stars" revealed that his girlfriend, Diana Gonzalez-Jones, refused to get married while being pregnant with their child.
Although gaining a huge number of viewership with its latest episode, "Saturday Night Live" is under fire for one of the skits in the same outing. Televangelist Pat Robertson slammed the show for featuring a skit that mocks Tim Tebow, an open and devout Christian who is famous for bending on his knee to pray during a game.
The man accused of defrauding Eddie Murphy's ex-wife of at least $7 million has been arrested and charged in an unsealed federal indictment. On Tuesday, December 20, Troy David Stratos made his first appearance in Los Angeles federal court and was indicted on charges of mail fraud, money laundering and obstruction of justice.
The sequel to "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" might feature apes which are able to talk. In a recent Q&A podcast with Jeff Goldsmith, screenwriters Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa hinted at a possibility to make Caesar and co. speak in the anticipated movie.
Producers of "Terra Nova" are leaning towards a possibility of renewal. Although FOX has not picked up the show for a new season, people behind it are reported to have been moving to secure key actors, including Jason O'Mara and Stephen Lang, in preparation for production of season 2.
Vin Diesel has confirmed that Universal Pictures is currently developing not only the sixth "Fast and Furious" film, but also the seventh one. The actor playing Dominic "Dom" Toretto in "Fast and Furious" and "Fast Five" recently shared to The Hollywood Reporter that the sixth installment has to be split into two films, resulting in a seventh movie being produced.
Kim Kardashian is expressing disappointment in the media after some false reports about her Haiti trip surfaced. Words spread recently that the trip was a sham since she went there for a fashion show and to pamper herself, but the "Kourtney and Kim Take New York" star was quick to defend herself through a posting on her blog.
Jennifer Lopez's long-delayed music video for her song called "Good Hit" has finally been revealed in full. Wearing animal-print leotard, the female judge of "American Idol" channels her inner sexy teacher busting her moves in a classroom and school hallway with several hairdryer girls.
David Guetta brings supernatural theme into a music video for his latest single "Titanium". Instead of appearing in person, the French disc jokey taps a "Super 8" star Ryan Lee as the lead star. He's chased by a SWAT team for being the source of "a supernatural occurrence at local school."
Steve Jones has yet to be kicked out from "The X Factor (US)". Playing down rumor that his contract is not renewed for season 2, the Welsh hunk told Access Hollywood, "British tabloids, thank you very much for that. Merry Christmas, me."
Though he is known as a tight-lipped director, J.J. Abrams recently revealed a few tidbits of his much awaited "Star Trek" sequel. Speaking to MTV News during the New York premiere of "Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol", Abrams shared that the yet-to-be-titled sequel is going to have a high-end 3D conversion.
The first sneak peek to "The Borgias" season 2 has made its way out via E! Online. Filled with conspiracy, lust and rivalry, the footage sees Alexander gathering his family to help him take a revenge on the great noble houses that dared to stand against him.
Following their big win on the U.K. version of "The X Factor", Little Mix release a music video in support of their winning single "Cannonball", which is originally Damien Rice's song. The clip follows the all-female group's journey to stardom which started from the audition room to the final round.
Piers Morgan has given his testimonial before a media ethics inquiry about his alleged involvement in Britain's phone hacking scandal. Speaking via video link from Los Angeles on Tuesday, December 20, the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host denied that phone hacking had taken place during his stint as an editor at the Daily Mirror.
Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted the first teaser for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". A courtesy of Apple, the fresh sneak peek gives a look at Peter Jackson's take on J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative world that is filled with hobbits, wizards, elves and dwarves. It also sees Frodo's uncle Bilbo Baggins being introduced to Thorin Oakensheild and the twelve dwarves before they begin their adventure. The video ends with a glimpse at Gollum who shows up in front of Bilbo.
Lea Michele and Justin Bieber have collected numerous nominations and awards in their respective fields, but they recently got a chance to win an award of a different kind. The Rachel Berry of "Glee" and the "Baby" hitmaker are currently vying for the top honors at the 6th annual Libby Awards, which is sponsored by PETA's youth division, peta2.
One day after Paul McCartney's new song "My Valentine" was released, it's revealed that the love tune is actually the one which he sang to wife Nancy Shevell on their wedding day in October. According to the Mirror, the track was also played when they had their first dance as husband and wife.
Emily Maynard may be given another shot at finding love on a reality show. After her engagement to Brad Womack of "The Bachelor" season 15 was broken off, the 25-year-old blonde is said close to star on "The Bachelorette".
Before it is even released in the U.S. theaters, "The Hunger Games" was hit with criticism from The American Federation of Musicians (AFM). On Tuesday, December 20, the union protested the highly anticipated movie and Lionsgate Films for recording the original score for the film outside the U.S.
Rebecca Black and Jennifer Lopez take the top spots on two of YouTube's "Rewind" lists which look back at the most-viewed videos in the past twelve months leading to the year end. The former scores the most-watched clip of 2011 in the viral category, while the latter nabs the most-watched video in the music category.
Another Lady Antebellum is stepping closer to walking down the aisle. Months after lead singer Hillary Scott announced her engagement to drummer boyfriend Chris Tyrell, guitarist Dave Haywood got down on one knee to ask girlfriend Kelli Cashiola's hand in marriage.
Shortly after the six-minute prologue of "The Dark Knight Rises" was unveiled in the IMAX release of "Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol", there have been swirling debates related to Bane's voice. Fans claimed that they couldn't understand the villain with his muffled speech, forcing Warner Bros. Pictures to approach Christopher Nolan to alter the film's sound mix. However, the director reportedly refused to make major change to Bane's voice.
Rihanna takes fans behind the scenes of her video shoot for single "You Da One". The Barbados singer is seen hiding her hair under blonde wigs and undergoing several costume changes which show off her tomboy, yet edgy look. Near the end of the footage, a short-haired Riri is flashing her grill to the camera.
Taylor Swift finds herself entangled in a controversy because of her cosmetics ad. Procter & Gamble (P&G) recently pulled a CoverGirl print spot featuring the "Mean" singer after the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus called it out for excessive Photoshopping.
James Franco could end up playing Hugh Hefner in Linda Lovelace biopic. Variety reported that the 33-year-old actor is in negotiations to cameo as the Playboy founder in "Lovelace", which tells the story of the late iconic porn star.
Another celebration to welcome 2012 has been officially announced. Continuing its tradition as a star-studded affair, "NBC'S New Year's Eve With Carson Daly" has secured a stellar line-up of musical guests which include Canadian rapper Drake, British singer Jessie J, and "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton.
Another long marriage has bitten the dust. On Tuesday, December 20, Debra Messing announced her separation from husband, Daniel Zelman. In a statement regarding the split, her representative told the press that the couple "privately separated earlier this year after a 10 year marriage."
David Archuleta made a tearful announcement on Monday, December 19 to tell the world that he will be away from music for a couple of years. Performing in Salt Lake City as part of his My Kind of Christmas tour, the 20-year-old said, "I would like to make a special announcement: that I've chosen to serve a full-time mission."