2014 in American television

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The following is a list of events affecting American television in 2014. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, and cancellations; channel launches, closures, and rebrandings; stations changing or adding their network affiliations; and information about changes of ownership of channels or stations, controversies and carriage disputes.

Events

January

Date Event
1 Time Warner Cable President/COO Robert Marcus becomes the company's new CEO, succeeding the retiring Glenn Britt.[1]
One year to the day after being dropped from Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks systems, Ovation returns to the two providers, the result of Ovation's announced commitment to provide more original programming.[2]
Home shopping network ShopNBC rebrands as ShopHQ.[3]
Fox owned-and-operated station WJZY/Charlotte, North Carolina launches its news department with the debut of an hour-long 10 p.m. newscast. The program soft-launched on December 18, 2013, in the form of an online-only rehearsal newscast that was streamed on the station's website until WJZY's news share agreement with CBS affiliate WBTV to produce its primetime newscast ended.[4][5][6]
Sinclair-controlled ABC affiliate WHAM-TV/Rochester begins producing morning and 10 p.m. newscasts for its Fox-affiliated sister station WUHF. The setup comes after the termination of an eight-year shared services agreement at the end of 2013 with Nexstar-owned WROC-TV, which saw WROC produce news content for WUHF. Sinclair's duopoly partner, Deerfield Media, acquired WHAM-TV from Newport Television in December 2012.[7]
2 Hearst Corporation announces that David Barrett, CEO of its television station division, has ceded day-to-day oversight to the division's President/COO, Jordan Wertleib. Barrett remains on Hearst's board of trustees.[8]
5 The fourth season premiere of Downton Abbey makes history for PBS, with more than 10.2 million viewers tuning in, making it the highest rated program in the network's 44-year history.[9]
6 ABC begins limiting online access to day-after streaming of its series' new episodes to customers of participating cable providers, Hulu Plus, iTunes, and Amazon Instant Video and restricting free access to recent episodes on its website and streaming app to other users eight days after an episode's original airdate.[10] Similar streaming restrictions are also put in place by sister cable channel ABC Family, which launched its "Watch ABC Family" authenticated streaming service on that same day.[11]
One year after adding the omg! to its name (the result of a partnership with Yahoo!'s similarly titled website), the CBS-syndicated entertainment/gossip program omg! Insider sees its title revert to just The Insider in line with omg!'s rebranding as Yahoo! Celebrity; the two entities continue to promote and share each other's content.[12]
11 CBS Sports NFL analyst Dan Dierdorf calls his final game, an AFC Divisional Playoff game between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots, ending a three-decade career as an analyst spent with CBS and ABC's Monday Night Football.[13]
12 NBC's telecast of the 71st Golden Globe Awards is watched by an estimated 20.9 million people, the event's best ratings in 10 years.[14]
13 A scene in this evening's episode of How I Met Your Mother features members of the all-white main cast in yellow face and depicting Asian stereotypes and accents. It proves to be a controversial scene, and prompts series creator/producer Carter Bays to apologize on Twitter on January 15, explaining that it was meant to pay homage to the Kung fu movies they grew up on.[15]
14 DirecTV removes The Weather Channel due to an unresolved carriage dispute, with the carrier filling the void with a simulcast of digital broadcast network WeatherNation TV.[16] The dispute runs until April 8, when DirecTV and The Weather Channel reach a new carriage deal. The channel, in a trade-off to regain carriage, agrees to pare down its weekday reality content and devote more of its daytime schedule to forecasts and weather reportage.[17]
15 On Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Captain Donald Cragen (Dann Florek) retires from the NYPD, leaving Detective/Sergeant Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) as the only remaining character who has appeared on the series for its entire fifteen-season run.[18]
18 Sasheer Zamata joins the cast of Saturday Night Live, becoming the show's first black female cast member in six years.[19] Zamata's hiring, along with the addition of two other black women to its writing staff (Leslie Jones and LaKendra Tookes),[20] come after SNL had received criticism in 2013 for a lack of African-American women among its cast.[21]
26 NBC airs the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl, likely the last Pro Bowl game to air on broadcast television for the next few years. ESPN will take over exclusive rights to the Pro Bowl and Monday Night Football from 2015 through 2022.[22]
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards airs on CBS. It is the first time the ceremony has been held in January (in part to avoid scheduling conflicts with the 2014 Winter Olympics in February)[23] and is marked by major wins for Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Lorde. Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor later blasted the producers and CBS on Twitter for cutting off the band's closing performance featuring Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham.[24]
27 How I Met Your Mother marks its 200th episode with a twist: rather than being told from Ted Mosby's point of view, it is instead told from the perspective of "The Mother" (Cristin Milioti), whose eight years prior to meeting Ted are recalled in a story complete with special opening credits.[25]
NBC Sports hires Lindsey Vonn as their correspondent for the network's coverage of the 2014 Winter Games and as a contributor on Today during its broadcast from Sochi. The skier was supposed to compete in the events, but a series of injuries resulted in Vonn withdrawing from the Games earlier this month.[26]
28 For the first time ever, four different televised Republican responses followed the State of the Union Address by Democratic President Barack Obama.[27]
Moments after the State of the Union Address was completed, United States Congressman Michael Grimm (R-New York's 11th), threatened NY1 reporter Michael Scotto by attacking him and telling Scotto that he'll throw him off the balcony of the United States Capitol building after Scotto approached the Tea Party-backed representative to ask about a continuing federal investigation into his campaign fund-raising while the cameras were still rolling (Grimm would later be indicted in April).[28] Grimm later apologized to his district and to NY1 for his actions.[29]
During a live remote from the College of Charleston, a man lunges at The Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore, who fends off the attacker with a knee to the groin and finishes his report.[30]
29 For the first time in 19 years, Bob Saget, John Stamos and Dave Coulier reprise their Full House roles and appear on Late Night to give Jimmy Fallon a sappy, heartfelt speech to calm his anxiety about hosting The Tonight Show.[31]

February

Date Event
2 The Seattle Seahawks defeat the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII, the franchise's first championship, an event watched by 111.5 million viewers. It is the fourth time since 2010 that the NFL's championship game sets the all-time total viewership record.[32]
3 GetTV commences programming. The Sony Pictures Entertainment-owned digital network, which primarily airs feature films from Sony's film library, launches in 25 markets, airing mainly on subchannels of Univision Communications-owned stations.[33]
In the ramp-up of WGN America's rebranding as a general cable network rather than a superstation, WGN America drops the 9 p.m. (Central Time) nightly newscast of WGN-TV/Chicago as well as the station's broadcast of Illinois Lottery drawings, including the multi-state Mega Millions and Powerball drawings. Likely due to contractual issues, the channel now broadcasts the 4 a.m. (Central Time) hour of the WGN Morning News on weekdays as a replacement.[34]
4 The National Football League awards its Thursday Night Football package to CBS, which will produce 16 Thursday and Saturday night games in 2014 (with a league option for 2015). Eight early-season games will air on CBS and be simulcast on NFL Network (which has carried the package since 2006), while NFLN will air eight late-season games exclusively. CBS' lead NFL team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will call the games, while NFLN personalities will host pre-game, halftime, and post-game shows.[35][36]
6 Coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics begins on NBC, with the network and its cable channels airing coverage through February 23.[37]
After 22 years, Jay Leno steps down as host of The Tonight Show. It is Leno's second departure from Tonight (the first being his departure in 2009 and his controversial return in 2010), and his final show features guests Billy Crystal (Leno's first Tonight guest in 1992) and Garth Brooks.[38]
9 On the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, CBS marks the occasion with a concert special, featuring performances by modern-day artists such as Katy Perry and Maroon 5, plus an interview with surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr by David Letterman, whose Late Show presently occupies Ed Sullivan's former studio.[39]
10 WeatherNation and DirecTV introduce a series of new weather services, including "Local Weather Now", which allows subscribers to view information pertinent to their area.[40]
Ion Media Networks converts St. Louis MyNetworkTV affiliate WRBU/East St. Louis, Illinois and CW affiliate WZRB/Columbia, South Carolina to Ion Television owned-and-operated stations.[41] While all programming on WRBU is switched to Ion, WZRB continues to run CW programming in its regular timeslots while a new affiliate is found, the first time Ion runs a CW affiliate.
13 Time Warner Cable announces it intends to be acquired by Comcast in a $45.2 billion deal, which is subject to approval by federal regulators and is expected to face scrutiny from media watchdogs and rival operators.[42]
14 Hoak Media announces it will sell CBS affiliate KAUZ-TV/Wichita Falls, Texas to KAUZ Media, Inc. (owned by Lawton, Oklahoma-based lawyer Bill W. Burgess, Jr.). Under the agreement, Drewry Communications Group (owners of ABC affiliate KSWO-TV in nearby Lawton) will continue to operate KAUZ under joint sales and shared services agreements.[43]
17 Will Smith and U2 are the guests as Jimmy Fallon becomes the new host of The Tonight Show, which originates from the same studio (Studio 6B at NBC's New York studios) where the show originated until moving to the West Coast in May 1972. The premiere also includes a long line of surprise cameos, among them Joan Rivers, whose appearance marks her first time on Tonight since being blacklisted from the program in 1986 by then-host Johnny Carson after she joined Fox's The Late Show.[44][45]
24 WWE launches WWE Network, a premium subscription Internet television channel featuring new and archived events.[46]
Seth Meyers takes over as host of Late Night, with his premiere guests Amy Poehler, Vice-President Joe Biden, and A Great Big World. Meyers is the third consecutive Saturday Night Live alumnus (after Jimmy Fallon and Conan O'Brien) to host the show. The show's new bandleader, Fred Armisen, is also an SNL veteran.[47]
28 News Corporation acquires majority ownership in YES Network, increasing its stake in the New York City sports channel from 49% to 80% (Yankee Global Enterprises, parent company of the New York Yankees, owns the remaining 20%).[48]

March

Date Event
1 Saturday Night Live writer Colin Jost becomes the new co-anchor of the show's Weekend Update segment alongside Cecily Strong.[49][50]
2 The 86th Academy Awards airs on ABC, attracting an average audience of 43.7 million viewers, the event's largest audience since 2000.[51]
3 Discovery Communications rebrands Military Channel as American Heroes Channel to focus on "history-based, narrative-style documentary programming".[52]
The Walt Disney Company and Dish Network announce a retransmission deal for Disney-owned networks (including new-to-Dish channels such as Disney Junior and Fusion), ABC O&O stations, and related digital platforms to appear on Dish systems and TV Everywhere mobile apps, plus the return of HD simulcast networks removed in a 2010 dispute over Dish's 'free HD for life' promotion. A caveat of the deal is the altering of Dish's Hopper DVR system to prevent commercial skipping of Disney programming for a 72-hour window (within ACNielsen's "Live +3" ratings metric) after a program's original airing. In return, Disney agrees to drop its legal action against Dish regarding Hopper.[53]
5 Saying she cannot be part of a network that "whitewashes the actions" of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Washington-based anchor Liz Wahl resigns on-air from the Russian government-backed news channel RT at the end of her newscast.[54] Wahl's departure comes one day after colleague Abby Martin closed an episode of her Breaking the Set by declaring her opposition to Russia's intervention in Ukraine.[55]
Chambers Communications Corporation announces its exit from broadcasting with the sale of its three remaining stations — Oregon stations KEZI/Eugene, KDRV/Medford, and KDKF/Klamath Falls — to Heartland Media in a $30 million deal.[56]
6 President and COO of the Cartoon Network division of Turner Broadcasting Stuart Snyder steps down as part of several executive changes at the network since John Martin became the chairman of Turner Broadcasting in January. Snyder had been known for an attempt to branch the network into reality television programming in 2009.[57]
12 Post-Newsweek Stations announces its intent to sell ABC affiliate WPLG/Miami to Berkshire Hathaway in a cash and stock deal in which the latter company (founded by Warren Buffett) will significantly reduce its stake in Post-Newsweek parent Graham Holdings Company through a trade of an undisclosed amount of shares in Berkshire Hathaway currently held by Graham, which will receive 1.6 million shares of Class B common stock in Graham Holdings owned by Berkshire Hathaway.[58] In a memo to Post-Newsweek employees, president and CEO Emily Barr stated that the group's remaining five stations would not be sold.[59]
The FCC Media Bureau releases a notice that it would further scrutinize television station transactions which include sharing agreements (in the form of joint sales, shared services and local marketing agreements), especially those that include an option to purchase the junior partner in the agreement outright.[60]
CBS announces that it has given another three-season renewal to its top-rated sitcom The Big Bang Theory, extending the series' run into the 2016–17 television season.[61]
13 Nexstar Broadcasting Group announces that it will purchase digital media company Internet Broadcasting from an ownership group that includes Hearst Television and Post-Newsweek Stations for $20 million.[62]
18 A news helicopter belonging to ABC affiliate KOMO-TV/Seattle crashes on top of three cars at the Seattle Center after taking off from the station's Fisher Plaza studios, killing pilot Gary Pfitzner and photographer Bill Strothman on board, and critically injuring a 37-year-old man on the ground who suffered severe burns.[63][64][65][66] The helicopter had been leased to KOMO by Helicopters, Inc. while its own helicopter was undergoing technical upgrades, and had previously been used by CBS-owned WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV, and Fox-owned WFXT/Boston until 2013.[67][68]
Glee marks its 100th episode with a two-part episode, with the second part airing on March 25, 2014, and features the apparent end of New Directions after the club is shut down by principal Sue Sylvester. Many graduates of the glee club return, as do special guest stars Kristin Chenoweth as April Rhodes and Gwyneth Paltrow as Holly Holliday.
20 Sinclair Broadcast Group restructures its acquisition of Allbritton Communications in order to address ownership conflicts noted in a December 2013 FCC review of the deal (originally announced in August 2013). Sinclair will sell CBS affiliate WHP-TV/Harrisburg (in order to acquire ABC affiliate WHTM-TV) and MyNetworkTV affiliates WMMP/Charleston and WABM/Birmingham (in order to acquire ABC affiliates WCIV and WBMA-LD/WCFT-TV/WJSU-TV, creating a duopoly between the latter and CW affiliate WTTO), opting not to enter into any operational or financial agreements with the buyers of those stations. Sinclair would also terminate a shared services agreement with Charleston Fox affiliate WTAT (to which owner and longtime Sinclair SSA partner Cunningham Broadcasting would assume operations outright), give the buyer of WHP-TV the rights to an existing local marketing agreement with Harrisburg CW affiliate WLYH, and seek a license, programming and transmitter asset swap between WHTM and the buyer of WHP.[69][70]
21 LIN Media and Media General announce that the two companies will merge in a $1.6 billion deal that will create the second largest television station group in the United States with 74 stations in 46 television markets. Due to planned changes in FCC ownership rules regarding same-market television stations, Media General and LIN plan to divest or swap stations that each company owns in five markets: Birmingham (WVTM-TV and WIAT), Green Bay (WBAY-TV, WLUK-TV and WCWF), Mobile (WKRG-TV, WALA-TV and WFNA), Providence (WPRI-TV, WJAR and WNAC-TV) and Savannah (WSAV-TV, WJCL and WTGS).[71][72][73]
23 In a plot development that had been kept under wraps until the episode's airtime, attorney Will Gardner (series regular Josh Charles) is shot and killed in the courtroom by his client in The Good Wife episode "Dramatics, Your Honor".[74]
24 Frontier Radio Management sells Fox/ABC affiliate WGXA/Macon, Georgia to the Sinclair Broadcast Group for $33 million (although the deal occurred on this date, it was not formally announced until the April 29 release of the purchase filing by the Federal Communications Commission).[75][76]
25 Chuck Scarborough celebrates his 40th anniversary as the anchor for WNBC/New York City.[77]
26 TV Land's Hot in Cleveland and The Soul Man kick off their season premieres (Hot in Cleveland '​s fifth and The Soul Man '​s third) with live episodes.[78] This was the second live episode for the former, which will also introduce its first animated episode this season.[79]
28 The Colbert Report comes under fire after posting a message on its Twitter account mocking Asian stereotypes (using a quote from a March 27 episode in reference to a piece on the creation of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, pointing out the hypocrisy of using a ethnic slur aimed at Native Americans in the non-profit's name), with some users calling for an end to the show with the hashtag #CancelColbert. Colbert '​s network Comedy Central takes responsibility for the tweet, saying neither Stephen Colbert nor his staff had anything to do with what was written.[80] The account @ColbertReport was later deleted with the account 'blown up' ceremonially during an interview with Twitter founder Biz Stone, with all show-related tweets being directed to Colbert's personal Twitter account.[81]
Piers Morgan ends his Piers Morgan Live show, three years after Morgan succeeded longtime network personality Larry King in the 9:00 p.m. ET hour.[82]
30 Anchor Josh Elliott leaves Good Morning America after three years to become a correspondent for NBC Sports. Elliot was succeeded in his former role at GMA by Amy Robach.[83][84]
31 In a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission votes to ban joint sales agreements, making them attributable to FCC ownership limits if the senior partner sells 15% or more of the advertising time of a competing junior partner station in the JSA. The ruling will apply to both pending station transactions, as well as existing JSAs, giving a grace period of two years for such agreements to be unwound.[85] The Commission also votes to prohibit broadcasters from coordinating retransmission consent negotiations involving two of the four highest-rated stations in a single television market.[86]
Adult Swim expands its programming by claiming an hour from Cartoon Network (the two channels occupy the same channel space) and running nightly from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (ET).[87] This marks the second expansion into an earlier evening timeslot for Adult Swim, which began airing at 9:00 p.m. (ET) in December 2010.[88]

April

Date Event
1 Fourteen Viacom-owned cable networks (including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Spike and TV Land) were removed for several hours from most of the 850 small cable providers represented by the National Cable Television Cooperative, after Viacom and the providers fail to reach a new contract before the 12:01 p.m. Eastern Time expiration of the media company's prior agreement with the NCTC. The affected networks were restored later that day, after the two parties reached a new carriage agreement.[89]
For an April Fools' Day joke, Craig Ferguson and Drew Carey trade places as hosts of their respective CBS shows: Ferguson subs for Carey on The Price is Right, accompanied by The Late Late Show announcer Shadoe Stevens, sidekick Geoff Peterson and pantomime horse Secretariat. Carey returns the favor by guest hosting Late Late, with Price announcer George Gray and models Rachel Reynolds, Manuela Arbeláez and Amber Lancaster alongside.[90][91][92]
4 The Madison Square Garden Company announces it will sell its music channel Fuse to SiTV Media, owner of the Hispanic-targeted NuvoTV, in a $226 million deal.[93]
NBCUniversal ceases the operations of the satirical television review website Television Without Pity and will shut down the site's message board and forums on May 31 after the company failed to find a buyer, stating that TWoP is no longer "a viable businesses for our company". The website, which was launched in 1998 as a blog devoted to analyzing Dawson's Creek before changing its name in 2002, was acquired by NBC Universal in 2007.[94]
8 Around 10:00 p.m. ET, Dish Network removes Hearst Television-owned stations in more than 20 markets after the broadcasting group and satellite provider fail to renew a carriage agreement due to disagreements on retransmission consent payments. The stations were restored 14 hours later, after a new agreement was struck between Dish and Hearst.[95]
15 Trans-America Broadcasting, the owners of MyNetworkTV outlet KAIL/Fresno, restructures its operations and changes its name to Tel-America North Corporation. The move comes as a result of Trans-America's announced sale of its sole radio outlet KTYM/Los Angeles to Immaculate Heart Radio on the same day of the restructuring. KAIL will continue on as the newly formed company's sole property.[96]
20 The historical drama Salem makes its debut on WGN America, becoming the first scripted series produced exclusively for the Tribune Broadcasting-owned cable/satellite network. The show's debut also marks the Chicago-based superstation's transition into a conventional general entertainment network.[97][98]
Season 2 of Devious Maids, starring former All My Children actress Susan Lucci, premiered on Lifetime TV.
21 CBS affiliate WJMN-TV/Marquette, Michigan (which operates as a semi-satellite of WFRV-TV/Green Bay, Wisconsin) launches an in-house news operation with two weeknight-only newscasts at 6 and 11 p.m. This marks the first time since its launch in 1968 that the station has aired its own local newscasts.[99][100] The move comes almost three years after owner Nexstar Broadcasting Group (which purchased WJMN and WFRV in 2011) announced plans to establish some form of separate news department for WJMN, which had been simulcasting WFRV's newscasts with Upper Peninsula-focused weather cut-ins inserted into the broadcasts.[101]
27 In the fallout of revelations of a leaked tape from TMZ in which Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling made alleged racially offensive comments in front of his biracial mistress after she took Instagram photos of minorities that he asked her to remove,[102] the team entered the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California for their fourth game in the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors with their warmup shirts and jackets turned inside out as protest against Sterling during its telecast on ABC. The Clippers would lose to the Warriors 118-97.[103] The following day, a number of major companies including Kia Motors (whose television spokesperson is Clippers player Blake Griffin), State Farm Insurance, and Virgin America, announced that they would no longer serve as sponsors for the Clippers, including their television broadcasts.[104] On April 29, The NBA, upon confirming the taped conversations, announced that Sterling has been banned for life and fined $2.5 million.[105] After that announcement was made, the 15 companies that withdrew their media sponsorship announced that it would either return or look at renewing its deal pending the outcome of the franchise's future that was outlined by NBA commissioner Adam Silver.[106]
Charter Communications announces they will buy some of Comcast's divested assets, meaning customers affected will be switched from Comcast service to Charter.[107]

May

Date Event
1 Gray Television announces that it is purchasing six Fox-affiliated outlets in the Dakotas, with the acquisition of assets of KNDX/Bismarck and its satellite sisters KXND/Minot and two LPTVs from Prime Cities Broadcasting, Inc., which Gray will operate under a LMA, while at the same time closes on its purchase of KEVN/Rapid City and satellite sister KIVV/Lead from Mission TV LLC.[108]
2 MGM Television launches the general entertainment digital multicast network The Works, with stations owned or operated by Titan Broadcast Management as its charter affiliates. The network carries a mix of local and national news content, feature films from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer library, sports and comedy programming.[109]
4 The Simpsons celebrates its 550th episode, and are transformed into Legos in the predominately CG-animated episode "Brick Like Me".[110]
7 NBC renews its broadcast rights to the Olympic Games in a $7.75 billion deal that will keep coverage of the winter and summer games on the network and its sister cable channels through 2032.[111][112]
Gray Television announced that it is purchasing NBC affiliate KTVH/Helena from Intermountain West Communications Company. Gray also purchased Helena CW affiliate KMTF, which has long been operated by KTVH, through a failed station waiver. Gray will take over KTVH's operations through a local marketing agreement on June 1.[113]
13 The studios of ABC affiliate WMAR-TV/Baltimore were evacuated after a man intentionally crashes a truck into the building's lobby. The Baltimore Police Department received a disturbance call before the crash regarding a man banging on the lobby door, trying to get into the building. The man was captured within the building by police just after 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. No staffers inside the building were injured as a result of the incident. WMAR-TV ran an automated feed of ABC programming for five hours, before being taken off the air entirely late that afternoon until it established a satellite relay with Phoenix sister station KNXV-TV (both are owned by the E. W. Scripps Company) to restore its signal.[114][115]
14 The Gannett Company will expand its broadcasting footprint in Texas when it purchases six television stations owned by the London Broadcasting Company – ABC affiliates KIII/Corpus Christi and KBMT/Beaumont, NBC affiliate KCEN-TV/Waco, CBS affiliate KYTX/Nacogdoches and Fox affiliates KXVA/Abilene and KIDY/San Angelo – for $215 million (the company had acquired ABC affiliates WFAA/Dallas and KVUE/Austin and CBS affiliates KHOU/Houston and KENS/San Antonio in 2013 as part of its acquisition with Belo). The deal gives Gannett its first Fox-affiliated stations with the acquisitions of KIDY and KXVA.[116] As a result of its exemption from the deal, independent station KTXD-TV/Greenville and Me-TV affiliate KCEB/Longview will become London's two remaining television properties.[117][118][119][120]
16 Barbara Walters co-hosts The View for the final time, and is feted by ABC News that evening with a special two-hour career retrospective. Walters will remain with ABC as an occasional ABC News contributor as well as The View's executive producer.[121] Walters has co-hosted the show since its debut in 1997.
Brad Rutter was crowned the winner of the Battle of the Decades on Jeopardy! by beating Ken Jennings and Roger Craig and winning $1,000,000 to become the biggest winner on Jeopardy!. To date, Rutter has won $4,455,102 on Jeopardy! and $100,000 more on Million Dollar Mind Game, making him the biggest game show winner in the history of American and international television.
18 AT&T announces its intention to merge with DirecTV in a $48.5 billion deal that was approved by the boards of both companies in separate meetings. The terms of the deal includes AT&T paying about $95 a share in stock and cash. It is expected that the deal, as with the planned merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, will face major scrutiny from federal regulators and media watchgroups.[122]
The 2014 telecast of the Billboard Music Awards on ABC posted its biggest numbers in 13 years, being watched by 10.5 million viewers, topping the 2013 telecast by 700,000 viewers to make it the most watched BBMAs since its 1989 inaugural broadcast.[123]
19 NBC tests out The Maya Rudolph Show, a special that is aimed to revive the variety/musical series format that has not been seen on American television since the short-lived Wayne Brady Show in 2001, which could serve as a possible limited-run series or a series of specials. This was the first attempt in nearly six years by NBC to bring this concept back to television (its last successful series in this genre, Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters, left the network's schedule in 1982), having struck out back in 2008 with Rosie Live.[124] The special pulled in 7.23 million viewers in its 10 p.m. (ET/PT) timeslot, making it the third most watched program of the night.[125]
23 Disney Channel launches a new logo and imaging campaign, the cable network's first major change to its appearance in twelve years, which is designed to be used with already-existing promotional advertising.[126]
28 The 2014 edition of the World Music Awards, which had been scheduled to air on NBC after being recorded the night before in Monte Carlo, is abruptly pre-empted prior to its broadcast, replaced by a rebroadcast of the eighth season premiere of Last Comic Standing due to what the WMA organizing body calls "technical issues".[127][128] It was later revealed that Sharon Stone had pulled out as host last-minute due to a payment dispute with organizers, while delays during the taping of the show meant it would not make broadcast, and as of June 4, NBC still had not received 'final cut' from the producers.[129] The World Music Awards had not been held since 2010, when it was last aired in the U.S. on MyNetworkTV.
29 Due to the Federal Communications Commission's recent ban on joint sales agreements and citing the inability to find buyers for stations that it tried to sell in the two markets, Sinclair Broadcast Group announced a proposal to relinquish the licenses of the three ABC affiliates that it planned to acquire in its purchase of Allbritton Communications, WCIV/Charleston, South Carolina, WCFT-TV/Tuscaloosa, Alabama and WJSU-TV/Anniston, Alabama (the latter two of which simulcast low-power station WBMA-LD) to the FCC, and move ABC programming to the company's existing MyNetworkTV-affiliated stations in those markets, WABM and WMMP, in order to expedite approval of the deal.[130]
30 Crain's Chicago Business reports plans by Tribune Company CEO Peter Liguori to phase out broadcasts of local Chicago sporting events on WGN America by January 2015 as part of the network's transition to basic cable from a superstation feed of WGN-TV, which has regularly aired games involving the Bulls, Cubs and White Sox nationwide since uplinking to satellite in 1978.[131]

June

Date Event
6 The Nexstar Broadcasting Group announces it will sell three Fox-affiliated stations – KMSS-TV/Shreveport, Louisiana, KPEJ-TV/Midland, Texas and KLJB/Davenport, Iowa – to the Marshall Broadcasting Group for $58.5 million. The minority-owned Marshall intends to fund the acquisitions through borrowings guaranteed by Nexstar (which had intended to acquire the stations through its 2013 purchases of the Communications Corporation of America, White Knight Broadcasting and Grant Broadcasting System II), and plans to launch news operations and provide sports and minority-oriented public affairs programming, with Nexstar providing sales and certain non-programming services.[132]
8 Actor/comedian Tracy Morgan (formerly of Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock) is critically injured and hospitalized in an intensive care unit after a six-car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that injured three other people and killed comedian James McNair. Kevin Roper, the sleep deprived driver of the 18-wheel truck who caused the crash was charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.[133][134] Morgan later sued the trucker's employer Walmart, claiming they “knew, or should have known” he was sleep deprived.[135]
12 Coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup begins on ABC/ESPN (English-language), Univision (Spanish-language), and ESPN Deportes (Portuguese-language), running through July 12. It is the last FIFA championship event for those networks until at least 2023 (Fox Sports and Telemundo will begin an eight-year rights deal with FIFA in 2015).[136]
A Wall Street Journal report reveals that Univision Communications has been in preliminary talks with CBS and Time Warner about a potential sale of the Spanish-language broadcaster. Univision's ownership, led by Saban Capital Group, are seeking at least $20 billion for the company.[137]
13 Gray Television initiates a major shuffle of affiliations and stations in the wake of the new FCC rules disallowing joint sales agreements, in the states of Nebraska and North Dakota in the wake of the completion of its purchase of stations owned by Hoak Media.[138] KHAS-TV, the NBC affiliate for central Nebraska, goes off the air at midnight, with their NBC affiliation and local programming moved to Gray's KSNB-TV, which lead to move its primary MyNetworkTV/Me-TV affiliation to their DT2 subchannel, along with KHAS's Cozi TV and KSNB's Antenna TV subchannels being discontinued.[139] In western and central North Dakota, the Fox affiliations previously held by KNDX/KXND in Bismarck and Minot was also moved to the DT2 subchannels of KFYR in Bismarck,(and satellite stations KQCD/Dickinson, KMOT/Minot, and KUMV/Willison); along with the existing low-power repeaters KNDX-LD/Dickinson and KXND-LP/Williston, with the full-power KNDX and KXND signals also going off the air.[140] The company later announced that it plans to move the CBS affiliation of KXJB/Fargo to the DT2 sub channel of NBC affiliate KVLY and another move of the ABC affiliations of KJCT/Grand Junction, Colorado and KAQY/Monroe, Louisiana to Gray's other operations in the same markets (NBC affiliate KKCO and CBS affiliate KNOE, respectively) as DT2 subchannels. The silent stations will then be spin off to minority interests pending approval from the FCC, which under this arrangement would allow the stations to continue operating on the conditions that it would continue serving the markets independently (under minority, female and/or non-profit ownership) and not make any partnerships or sharing arrangements with other broadcasters.[141]
18 Meredith Corporation announces it will purchase ABC affiliate WGGB/Springfield, Massachusetts from Gormally Broadcasting, LLC. The deal will put WGGB under common ownership with Meredith's existing CBS affiliate in that market, low-powered WSHM-LD (FCC rules permit duopolies between full-power and low-power television stations regardless of the number of television stations in a given market), along with nearby Hartford, Connecticut CBS affiliate WFSB (which simulcasts WSHM on one of their subchannels).[142]
19 Netflix announces that it has signed Chelsea Handler to a deal that will allow the comedienne to create specials and series with unfiltered content, including a relaunch of her talk show in 2016 (Her E! program Chelsea Lately ended on August 26).[143]
22 The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Steve Harvey Show, and The Young and the Restless are among notable winners at the 41st Daytime Emmy Awards. Kathy Griffin hosts the ceremony, which has an online-only broadcast after several years on broadcast or cable TV.[144]
ESPN's longest running news program, SportsCenter, debuts their new "Studio X", which is contained in the new Digital Center 2 facility on the ESPN campus in Bristol, Connecticut. A matching redone studio at their presence at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles debuts a day later. The new set also brings changes to the network's (as well as sister networks) BottomLine news ticker.[145]
23 Sinclair Broadcast Group announces its intention to sell WHTM-TV, the ABC affiliate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Media General for $83.4 million. The company also announces the sale of the non-license assets of WTAT-TV, the Fox affiliate in Charleston, South Carolina, to that station's licensee Cunningham Broadcasting. The divestitures come as Sinclair continues to seek approval for its purchase of Allbritton Communications' television stations, which include WHTM.[146]
24 Fox Television Stations announces it will acquire the San Francisco Bay Area duopoly of KTVU (Fox) and KICU-TV (Ind.) from Cox Media Group in a station swap. In return, Cox will receive Fox's O&O stations in Boston (WFXT) and Memphis (WHBQ-TV), which will remain Fox affiliates once the deal is complete.[147]
25 In a 6–3 ruling favoring the American television networks, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that internet firm Aereo functions essentially like a cable system, and that its online streaming and storage of broadcasters' over-the-air signals without paying compulsory retransmission fees violates the public performance clause of the Copyright Act. The Justices indicate, however, that their ruling is not intended to discourage “the emergence or use of different kinds of technologies”.[148] The ruling leads to Aereo suspending its operations on June 28[149] and filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on November 21.[150]
CBS' Big Brother becomes the last American prime-time network series to convert to a high-definition format, the end result of a massive three-year technical upgrade of the show's fixed and robotic cameras and post-production facilities at CBS Studio Center in Studio City.[151]
26 The 40th Saturn Awards ceremony, honoring the best in science fiction, fantasy and horror television in 2013, is held in Burbank, California. Series winners included Hannibal, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead.[152]
27 The debut of Girl Meets World pulls in a record setting 5.2 million viewers overall, making the Boy Meets World-sequeled spin-off the most watched program in the 30-year history of the Disney Channel, the most-viewed series ever on the Watch Disney Channel authenticated app, and the most downloaded Disney Channel series preview on iTunes.[153]
30 The U.S. Supreme Court declined on taking up a case in which Minority Television Project, the owners of San Francisco independent educational station KMTP, challenged its FCC fine that was imposed on them in 2002 for airing messages from commercial sponsors, which the FCC claimed were from for-profit advertisers. MTP had sought to overturn a lower court rulings that upheld a 1981 law that restricts public stations from airing ads for commercial products or political candidates and asked the court to reconsider a 1969 Supreme Court decision that allowed the government to place some restrictions on broadcast content, arguing that the media landscape had changed so much in the last 45 years, as well as their claim of first amendment rights. This comes after a 2013 en banc panel of the 9th Circuit ruling which agreed that the government was on solid legal ground and that it had a vested interest in ensuring that public TV retained its non-commercial nature, as stations licensed as non-commercial or public are prohibited from airing ads but can allow underwriting and spots for non-profits. The decision not to take up the case means the ban on commercials on Public television will remain in place.[154]

July

Date Event
1 Ownership of PBS NewsHour is transferred from MacNeil/Lehrer Productions (jointly owned by Liberty Media and former NewsHour anchors Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer) to WETA-TV/Washington, D.C., who have long housed production of the program at its Arlington, Virginia studios. The transfer, approved by WETA's board of trustees on June 17, results in production of PBS NewsHour being taken over by NewsHour Productions, LLC, a wholly owned WETA subsidiary. The station acquires MacNeil/Lehrer Productions' archives, documentaries, and projects, though not the company's name. The program's weekend counterpart, PBS NewsHour Weekend, is not affected by the ownership transfer and continues to be produced in New York City by WNET.[155]
2 News-Press & Gazette Company (owners of Yuma, Arizona Fox/ABC affiliate KECY-TV, and Telemundo low power station KESE-LP) have agreed to enter into a sharing agreement with Blackhawk Broadcasting, owners of NBC affiliate KYMA-DT, and CBS affiliate KSWT. The deal gives NPG operational control of all of the Big four television network affiliates in the Yuma market.[156][157]
8 The A+E Networks-owned Biography Channel relaunches as the lifestyle-oriented FYI.[158][159]
The Pentagon Channel rebrands as DoD News Channel.[160]
13 Turner Sports broadcasts its final NASCAR race on TNT after 32 years, the Camping World RV Sales 301.[161] Turner Sports had carried NASCAR races on TBS from 1983 until moving them to TNT in 2001.
19 A deputy judge on Britain's High Court of Justice rules that Fox Television Studios must find a new title for its US series Glee in the United Kingdom, ruling that Fox had infringed on the UK trademark for "Glee" held by Comic Enterprises, owners of The Glee Club chain of comedy clubs. Fox, claiming that a change in the show's name "would adversely affect fans’ enjoyment of Glee in the UK," has filed an appeal of the ruling.[162]
24 Gray Television announces it will acquire SJL Broadcasting's ABC affiliates in the Flint/Tri-Cities (WJRT-TV) and Toledo (WTVG) markets in a $128 million deal. SJL had owned the stations since 2010, when they reacquired them from ABC in a $30 million deal (ABC bought them from SJL for $120 million in 1995 as a backstop to ward off a possible CBS affiliation on WXYZ-TV/Detroit before a long-term affiliation deal with E.W. Scripps Company was made during the 1994 affiliation shifts).[163]
The Federal Communications Commission approves the sale of Allbritton Communications to Sinclair Broadcast Group after nearly a year of consideration, which includes the license turnovers in Birmingham and Charleston, South Carolina proposed on May 29 and the sale of ABC affiliate WHTM-TV/Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but the Commission warns extra scrutiny would come involving Sinclair and their ties to Cunningham Broadcasting in the Charleston area.[164]
Lifetime announces that it has canceled plans to air the reality television series Good Grief, which would have followed the owners of the Johnson Family Mortuary in Fort Worth, Texas. The program's scrapping came in the wake of the July 15 discovery of 8 unattended or decomposing bodies at the funeral home, which led to the arrests of owner Dondre Johnson and his wife Rachel Hardy-Johnson. (The funeral home's landlord, who was executing an eviction process, discovered the bodies and alerted authorities.) The funeral home itself has been the subject of an investigation by The Texas Funeral Services Commission and has been scrutinized by critics and the local media about their practices and boastful promoting of the series prior to their arrest.[165]
After three episodes leaked online in June via the website of their Mexican sister network and it was rushed to premiere unexpectedly to lower ratings than expected because of lack of promotion, Nickelodeon announces the remaining five episodes of the third season of The Legend of Korra will air only online through various video providers.[166]
25 News Corporation informs radio broadcasting company Entercom that it is pulling all of its advertising and promotional tie-ins involving its broadcast/cable outlets and 20th Century Fox film/TV studios from all Entercom stations nationwide.[167] The move came in the wake of sexist comments and a similarly toned apology by Kirk Minihane, a co-host of the Dennis and Callahan show on Entercom-owned Boston sports station WEEI-FM. Minihane's comments regarded Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews' interview with St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright during Fox's broadcast of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game on July 15.[168][169] Minihane's comments lead to his one-week suspension by WEEI, a move that appeases Fox enough to restore its ad buys with Entercom on July 30.[170] (Dennis and Callahan is also partially simulcast on television by NESN, who in an unrelated move announced on July 24 it would discontinue it in September.)[171]
28 Post-Newsweek Stations, which owns or operates TV stations in six markets (among them WDIV/Detroit and KPRC-TV/Houston), is rechristened Graham Media Group. Graham Media is the TV division of Graham Holdings Company, which had changed its own name from The Washington Post Company after its sale of Newsweek and The Washington Post.[172]
Just eight days after he was profiled on CNN's The Hunt With John Walsh, Charles Modzir, a child molester and pornographer who had been on the run since June 25, 2012, when he failed to show up at the San Diego County Courthouse in California for his sentencing in which he was convicted of molesting the son of a family friend while he was baby sitting, is shot and killed in a shoot out with police and U.S. Marshals in New York City's Greenwich Village.[173]
29 Another set of controversial comments involving sports and the media's handling of the story takes center stage, as ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith, the host of ESPN2's First Take, for one week after he made remarks on July 25 about domestic violence pertaining to the NFL’s questionable action regarding Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who received a two-game suspension after he was arrested on charges of domestic and physical abuse, in which Smith suggested that Rice's fiancé might also be responsible for provoking the action that lead to the incident.[174]
30 Comcast shuts down Fearnet and moves its programming to Chiller and Syfy.[175]
The E.W. Scripps Company and Journal Communications announce that the two companies will merge to form a broadcast group under the E.W. Scripps Company name, which will be based in Scripps' headquarters city of Cincinnati and own 34 television stations in 24 markets and 35 radio stations in eight markets (putting the company in 27 markets overall), along with retaining the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The two companies' newspaper assets will then be spun-off as a separate company based in Journal's Milwaukee facilities under the Journal Media Group name. The transaction is slated to be completed in 2015, pending shareholder and regulatory approvals.[176][177] On August 20, Scripps announced that it will spin off one of the Boise properties (either ABC affiliate KIVI or FOX affiliate KNIN) as part of a divesture plan.[178]

August

Date Event
3 Just 22 days after he was profiled on CNN's The Hunt With John Walsh, a hiker discovered the remains of Shane Miller, a convicted felon who was the subject of a manhunt after he murdered his wife and two daughters on May 7, 2013. Miller's body was found outside a creek near Petrolia, California, where he last seen after evading authorities. Miller was the first person to be profiled on The Hunt and its second to have met with a deadly conclusion following Charles Modzir's death in a shoot out with law enforcement on July 28.[179]
4 Nexstar Broadcasting Group announces that it would sell CBS affiliate WEVV-TV/Evansville, Indiana to Bayou City Broadcasting for $18.6 million. The deal brings Nexstar's planned acquisition of WEVV's current owners, Communications Corporation of America, whose sale has been held up for more than a year due to ownership conflicts with Nexstar-owned/managed stations in certain markets where ComCorp also owned or operated stations, in compliance with Department of Justice requirements for approval of the deal.[180] The deal marks a return to station ownership for the minority-owned Bayou City, which had sold its seven television stations to the London Broadcasting Company (most of which have since been sold to the Gannett Company) in September 2012.[181]
5 Gannett Company announces plans to split its newspaper/publishing and broadcast/digital operations into two separate companies.[182]
6 A reorganization plan for Comcast SportsNet Houston backed by the Houston Astros and Houston Rockets proposes that ownership of the network would be transferred to AT&T and DirecTV Sports Networks, with AT&T owning 40% and DirecTV owning 60%. If approved, this would make CSN Houston a sister network to the DirecTV-owned Root Sports networks and would likely result in the network's addition to AT&T U-verse and DirecTV. The network has only been available to 40% of Houston-area viewers, primarily on Comcast systems. CSN Houston is presently a partnership between the Astros, the Rockets, and NBCUniversal. All three would give up their ownership interests under the plan.[183]
11 As part of renewal deals for its four existing CBS affiliates, Tribune Broadcasting signs a deal with CBS to have WTTV become the network's Indianapolis affiliate.[184] The move to WTTV, effective New Year's Day 2015, will end CBS' 58-year relationship with WISH-TV, and is reportedly the result of disagreements between CBS and the LIN Media-owned WISH over the network's demands for reverse compensation of retransmission consent from its affiliates. Though WISH initially intended to become an independent station,[185] it would announce on December 22 that it would take over WTTV's CW afffiliation (The CW initially would have moved to WTTV's secondary subchannel).[186]
Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy make their final appearances as co-hosts of The View.[187] both women had announced in June their intentions to leave the ABC daytime talk show (Shepherd after seven seasons, McCarthy after one).[188]
14 SEC Network makes its debut. The ESPN-owned cable/satellite network features live game broadcasts and related coverage of the Southeastern Conference and its member schools.[189]
The RTDNA, an organization that represents news journalists and reporters, sends a letter to the Chief of Police in Ferguson, Missouri condemning its treatment of reporters in its handling of gathering coverage related to the Shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager suspected of robbing a convenience store, by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer, on August 9, leading to riots which have seen police officers harassing, abusing, and arresting reporters and cameramen while they were covering the riots and protests that accelerated since the shooting.[190] Five days later on August 19, SAG-AFTRA (whose members also include media journalists), along with President Obama, joins the RTDNA in condemning the actions of the local law enforcement agencies as more members of the press are detained or arrested.[191] Three days later on August 22, Dan Page, a St. Louis County Police officer, was suspended by the department after pushing CNN reporter Don Lemon while Lemon was reporting live in front of a protest on August 18. Lemon later found a video about Page that was posted in April on YouTube featuring him expressing his anti-semetic and anti-government views, which were added to the list of suspensions by the department. Page would resign from his job August 29.[192]
15 Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore files a lawsuit against Al Jazeera Media Network, accusing the Middle Eastern broadcaster of fraud and citing the refusal to turn over “tens of millions of dollars” remaining in an escrow account and still owed to the selling shareholders of Current TV. The network was acquired by Al Jazeera (from an ownership group headed by Gore) in January 2013 and relaunched as Al Jazeera America that summer.[193]
18 Digital multicast networks Escape and Grit simultaneously debut. The networks, owned by Katz Broadcasting (whose owner, Jonathan Katz, is co-founder and COO of Bounce TV), feature programming targeted towards different demographic audiences (Escape towards women, Grit towards men).[194][195]
20 As part of their merger, Media General and LIN Media announce a series of deals necessary to resolve ownership conflicts in the five markets in which both companies own stations. WJAR (NBC) in Providence, Rhode Island, WLUK-TV (Fox) and WCWF (CW) in Green Bay, and WTGS (Fox) in Savannah, Georgia will be swapped to Sinclair Broadcast Group for KXRM-TV (Fox) and KXTU-LD (CW) in Colorado Springs and WTTA (MyNetworkTV) in Tampa. Hearst Television will acquire WVTM-TV (NBC) in Birmingham, Alabama and WJCL (ABC) in Savannah, while Meredith Corporation will purchase WALA-TV (Fox) in Mobile, Alabama.[196][197]
21 Starting at 10AM (ET) with the inaugural episode, FXX begins airing in chronological order every episode of The Simpsons from its first 25 seasons (552 in all) plus the 2007 motion picture The Simpsons Movie in what is a record-breaking marathon, running through 11:59PM ET on September 1. The marathon marks FX Networks' November 2013 acquisition of cable syndication and on-demand rights to all Simpsons episodes (an estimated $750 million deal). The show becomes a regular part of FXX's lineup after the marathon concluded.[198]
25 Modern Family and Breaking Bad are among the top winners at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.[199] Seth Meyers emcees the event (airing on NBC), which takes place on a Monday for the first time since 1976 (to avoid conflicts with NBC's Sunday Night Football and MTV's Video Music Awards on the 24th).[200]
26 While taping a segment, Bryce Dion, a sound technician for Cops is accidentally killed by a police officer during a shootout at a Wendy's restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska involving a robbery suspect (who was also killed).[201] In his honor, the show aired an hour-long "best of" episode featuring Dion's work on its September 20 episode.[202]
27 Diane Sawyer anchors her last edition of ABC World News, moving to reporting projects for the network.[203] As of September 1, her duties are split between 20/20 co-anchor and World News weekend anchor David Muir, who succeeds Sawyer as weeknight anchor and managing editor, and Good Morning America and This Week host George Stephanopoulos, who assumes the lead anchor role on all special reports and breaking news coverage.[204]
30 The American Sports Network commences programming. The Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned syndicator features telecasts of the Big South Conference, Colonial Athletic Association, Conference USA, Patriot League and Southern Conference [205]

September

Date Event
1 PBS' Sesame Street launches a 30-minute afternoon version of the show, designed to accommodate online and mobile viewing. The condensed version eschews long-form segments of Sesame Street's hour-long morning episodes, which remain on the air.[206]
3 Sinclair Broadcast Group announces the $120 million purchase of Las Vegas television station, KSNV-DT (NBC), from Intermountain West Communications Company. Since Sinclair already owns two stations in Las Vegas, KVMY (MyNetworkTV) and KVCW (The CW), it will sell the license of one of the stations and move that station's programming to the remaining two stations.[207] A caveat of KSNV's deal is the setting aside of 80-85% of sale proceeds towards the formation of a foundation to support students and educators in southern Nevada, as dictated by the trust of IWCC's longtime owner, the late Jim Rogers.[208]
7 Two Cox Media Group stations in Jacksonville, Florida undergo call sign changes: Fox affiliate WAWS becomes WFOX-TV, while CBS station WTEV-TV becomes WJAX-TV.[209][210]
NBC News political director Chuck Todd takes over as new host of Meet the Press, succeeding David Gregory.[211]
CBS' The NFL Today unveils a revamped analyst panel, featuring new additions Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott. They succeed Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe, who were dropped from the show in February.[212]
11 The first Thursday Night Football game produced by CBS Sports in partnership with the NFL Network airs, with the Pittsburgh Steelers taking on the Baltimore Ravens. Changes to game coverage are made in the wake of a domestic violence controversy involving Ravens player Ray Rice, including the removal of Rihanna's "Run This Town" from the opening segment.[213][214] The song is later pulled from future broadcasts after the singer complains via Twitter that almost resulted in CBS deciding to edit out her vocals from the song because of her tweets just moments before dropping the song altogether.[215] Rihanna's record label Roc Nation later stated it was their decision to pull the song, claiming CBS used it without permission.[216]
13 The Xploration Station block, which features programs exploring the STEM fields of science and technology, launches on Fox. The block, which is produced by Steve Rotfeld Productions, broadcasts in the same Saturday morning time slot that is held by the Weekend Marketplace infomercial block (though some Fox affiliates have chosen to continue running Marketplace instead of Xploration).[217]
15 ABC's The View starts its 18th season by unveiling a new host panel, with incumbent Whoopi Goldberg being joined by returnee Rosie O'Donnell and new hosts Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace.[218]
WBIN-TV/Derry, New Hampshire debuts a weeknight 90-minute early evening news block at 5 p.m. and a nightly 10 p.m. newscast under the NH1 News branding, based out of a newsroom in Concord and news bureaus in Nashua, Derry, Portsmouth, Laconia, and Lebanon (the station's non-news operations remain at the Derry facility). The new news operation competes against the longer-established WMUR-TV.[219][220]
Fifty-one years after her last late-night talk show appearance on The Tonight Show, Barbra Streisand returns to NBC Studio 6B and Tonight to promote her new album Partners.[221]
16 Heartland Media announces its planned purchase of WTVA, the NBC (and, through a subchannel, ABC) affiliate in Tupelo, Mississippi, from the Spain family-controlled WTVA, Inc. The family has owned the station for 57 years.[222] Heartland will also inherit the agreements through which WTVA operates separately-owned Fox affiliate WLOV-TV;[223] separately, on October 7, Coastal Television Broadcasting Company announces that it will buy WLOV from Tupelo Broadcasting, Inc.[224]
21 While presenting a report on a ballot measure campaign to legalize the recreational use of cannabis in Alaska, KTVA/Anchorage reporter Charlo Green reveals that she is owner of a medicinal cannabis club promoting the issue, and announces on-air that she is quitting her job at KTVA to devote her energies to the campaign (using an F-bomb in the process).[225]
22 Let's Make a Deal begins the 6th season of its current incarnation in a high-definition format, making the CBS game show the last regularly scheduled broadcast network program to complete the transition from standard definition to HD.[151]
23 Tribune Media confirms it received notice from Fox that the network would terminate its affiliation agreement with Tribune's KCPQ/Seattle.[226] Fox has been actively pursuing station acquisitions in markets with teams in the NFL's National Conference, for which Fox has broadcast rights (Seattle, home to the Seahawks, is such a market),[227] and on October 3 files documents to purchase ShopHQ station KBCB, which serves Seattle but is licensed to Bellingham and is closer to the Canadian cities of Vancouver and Victoria.[228][229] Fox and Tribune make peace by October 17, when the two announce a new affiliation deal for KCPQ that runs through July 2018 and increases reverse compensation payments to Fox.[230]
24 With the season 16 premiere of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC's Law & Order franchise marks its 25th anniversary. (SVU is a spinoff of the original Law & Order series.) [231]
27 Chris Pratt and Ariana Grande are host and musical guest as Saturday Night Live begins its 40th season. The episode marks two significant changes at SNL: former castmember Darrell Hammond succeeds the late Don Pardo (the show's announcer since its premiere in 1975), and Michael Che succeeds Cecily Strong as Weekend Update co-anchor alongside Colin Jost.[232][233]
28 The Griffin family travels to Springfield and meets the titular family of The Simpsons on Family Guy's 13th season premiere.[234]
29 Hallmark Movie Channel rebrands as Hallmark Movies & Mysteries with the addition of original movies of the mystery genre.[235]
Heroes & Icons makes its debut. The Weigel Broadcasting-owned digital network primarily features reruns of classic police, action, and adventure series.[236]
30 One week after ending production on two of its local shows and reportedly laying off most of its staff,[237] Family Broadcasting Group announces it will sell KSBI/Oklahoma City to Griffin Communications. The sale, which is completed by December, creates a duopoly between the MyNetworkTV-affiliated KSBI and Griffin's CBS affiliate KWTV-DT.[238]
The FCC unanimously votes to end federal enforcement of the policy that has allowed the National Football League to blackout local telecasts of any game should it fail to sell out within 72 hours of kickoff.[239]

October

Date Event
1 DirecTV extends its exclusive contract with the NFL for out of market sports package NFL Sunday Ticket for eight more seasons, a deal worth $1.5 billion per year.[240]
ESPN Classic begins a phaseout of its linear channel as it transitions to a video-on-demand service. Dish Network is the first provider to drop the linear ESPN Classic as part of the transition.[241]
4 Litton Entertainment's One Magnificent Morning E/I block commences on The CW, giving Litton control of three of the five major Saturday morning children's lineups (Litton also manages ABC's Weekend Adventure and CBS's Dream Team). The change occurs one week after the end of the Vortex block of animated shows on The CW (which was managed by Saban Brands under a time lease).[242] It also means that all five major broadcast networks feature Saturday morning children's blocks that are exclusively E/I.[243]
6 The National Basketball Association announces a new broadcast deal, reportedly worth over $2.5 billion per year, that allows games to remain on ESPN/ABC and TNT through the 2024-25 season.[244]
7-8 In light of child molestation allegations against Stephen Collins, who played Rev. Eric Camden in the long-running WB/CW series 7th Heaven, the family-friendly cable network Up pulls repeats of the Paramount Television series from their schedule, with a return depending on viewer feedback and further events. In turn, TVGN, which shares the rights with Up (and is partially owned by CBS Corporation) also pulls their repeats.[245][246] Collins also saw his recurring role as news anchor Reed Wallace cut from already-filmed future episodes of Scandal the next day.[247]
13 Hub Network rebrands as Discovery Family, the result of Discovery Communications gaining a 60% ownership in the network after equally owning the network with Hasbro, who retains the remaining 40%. The change also sees Discovery program the network's primetime schedule, with Hasbro programming children's content in the daytime.[248]
15 Citadel Communications combines its two TV properties in Sarasota, Florida, over-the-air station WLWN-LD and cable news channel Suncoast News Network, into a single station under the WSNN-LD call sign. The combined station features SNN-produced content and inherits WLWN's over-the-air channel (39) and SNN's cable carriage.[249][250]
21 CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang are among several Turner Broadcasting networks pulled from Dish Network at 2AM (EDT), the result of an unresolved carriage dispute. (Turner flagships TBS and TNT are not part of the disagreement and remain on Dish.)[251] Both sides announce a mutual agreement to restore the channels on November 21.[252]
23 Nexstar Broadcasting Group announces it will buy KASW/Phoenix from SagamoreHill Broadcasting in a $68 million deal. The sale of the CW-affiliated KASW fulfills a divestiture promise made by Meredith Corporation, which has operated KASW for SagamoreHill since acquiring the station and KTVK in its 2013 purchase of divestitures made by Sander Media on behalf of Gannett, after the latter's buyout of Belo. Meredith also owns KPHO in the market.[253]
AMC Networks announces it has acquired a 49.9% stake of and operational control in BBC America, with the international arm of the channel's namesake retaining the remaining 50.1%.[254]
24 Despite a new season already filmed and ready to air, TLC announces it has canceled reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.[255] The cancellation comes one day after TMZ reports that "Mama June" Shannon, mother of title character and former child beauty pageant participant Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, was dating a registered sex offender who had served a prison sentence in Georgia for child molestation (a relationship Shannon denies), and that a victim of the offender, who was 8 years old at the time of the incident, is a relative of Shannon's.[256]
26 For the first time in its history, the National Football League airs games in four scheduled-in-advance Sunday television windows, by virtue of Fox's airing of the Atlanta Falcons-Detroit Lions game played in London, England (the game starts at at 9:30 a.m. EDT, or 1:30 p.m. in London).[257]
27 TruTV unveils a new program revamp, turning its emphasis from reality and true crime programming towards unscripted comedic programming (complete with a new slogan, "Way more fun").[258][259]

November

Date Event
4 Nexstar Broadcasting Group acquires CW affiliate KCWI/Des Moines from Pappas Telecasting Companies. The purchase, pending FCC approval, will create a duopoly with ABC affiliate WOI-TV (which Nexstar had purchased from Citadel Communications in 2013).[260] KCWI's current sister station, This TV/MyNetworkTV affiliate KDMI, will remain under Pappas ownership.[261]
5 Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, while entertaining his in-studio audience, beams himself to the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville as a hologram, where he interviews award winner Kacey Musgraves. Later, the country music act Florida Georgia Line performs on stage in Nashville, while simultaneously being shown as holograms in Hollywood.[262][263]
12-14 NBC personality Al Roker sets a Guinness-verified world record for the longest continuous live weather broadcast. His 34-hour marathon, which aired mainly online and concluded on Today on the 14th, surpasses by one hour the mark Norwegian weathercaster Eli Kari Gjengedal set in September.[264]
17 After its purchase from chapter 11 bankruptcy by DirecTV Sports Networks and AT&T,[265] Comcast SportsNet Houston relaunches as Root Sports Southwest and is added to DirecTV and AT&T U-verse for the first time.[266]
17–21 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, which rarely has live music, features a full week of Metallica performances.[267] In the same week, U2 had to cancel a five-day stint of guest spots on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon after front man Bono broke his arm in a bicycling accident in Central Park on the 16th which required surgery.[268]
19 NBC drops its plans for a new sitcom starring Bill Cosby.[269] The move is part of the fallout from claims of rape and sexual abuse against Cosby,[270] first highlighted in an October 17 performance by comedian Hannibal Buress[271] and revealed by several women since, including Janice Dickinson in a November 18 interview with Entertainment Tonight.[272] (Cosby's representatives have denied the allegations, while Cosby himself, who has not been officially charged with any crime, has been non-committal.)[273] NBC is only one of several outlets to distance itself from Cosby in wake of the allegations: Netflix would pull a special honoring Cosby's 77th birthday scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving,[274] the same week TV Land was to have aired a marathon of The Cosby Show (which the network dropped completely from its schedule);[275] a guest spot by Cosby on Late Show with David Letterman for this date was previously cancelled.[276]
20 President Barack Obama delivers an early prime time (8PM ET) address on immigration reform. Though it concerns a controversial topic, the four major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC) decline to air the speech, although several East Coast affiliates (notably NBC's O&O flagship in New York) bypass their networks' decision and present it to their viewers. (In contrast, most major Spanish language networks including Univision, MundoFox and Telemundo give full carriage to the speech, as does PBS and the major networks' West Coast affiliates as part of their evening newscasts.)[277][278]
21 Nexstar Broadcasting Group announces its intention to purchase CBS affiliate KLAS-TV/Las Vegas from Landmark Media Enterprises for $145 million; it is the last remaining television station in Landmark's portfolio.[279]
24 Radio broadcaster Cumulus Media extends its Nash FM country music brand and platform to cable through a partnership with Music Choice, featuring video-on-demand and original TV content in addition to radio simulcasts.[280]
25 Alfonso Ribeiro is crowned the winner in the 19th season of Dancing With The Stars.[281]
30 The NBCUniversal cable channel G4 discontinues operations, and departs from cable systems.[282] A loop of the network will remain on AT&T U-Verse until midnight on December 31.

December

Date Event
5 CBS Corporation pulls 29 television stations it owns in 18 markets and its cable networks nationally from Dish Network in a retransmission dispute. The channels return to Dish the next morning after the two sides reach a new carriage deal, which also covers streaming rights and disabling of Dish's ad-skipping Hopper system for seven days after a program's original broadcast.[283]
7 Discovery Channel airs the two-hour special Eaten Alive, in which wildlife expert Paul Rosalie voluntarily dons a special suit in order to be swallowed whole by an anaconda. Despite the title, Rosalie is not eaten alive, as he asks his team to abort the stunt after the snake begins to crush Rosalie's arm and its mouth only reaches his head.[284]
17 KCEN/Waco morning meteorologist Patrick Crawford is shot and seriously wounded by an unknown man in an incident in the parking lot of the NBC affiliate.[285]
18 Stephen Colbert (the character) kills The Grim Reaper and declares himself immortal as The Colbert Report ends its nine-year run.[286] Colbert (the comedian) will succeed David Letterman as Late Show host in 2015.[287]
19 After 14 years, BET's 106 & Park airs its final daily broadcast on the network. The show will move full-time to BET's website in 2015, though occasional event specials will continue to air on TV.[288]
Jay Leno is the guest as Craig Ferguson ends his 10-year run as host of The Late Late Show. A centerpiece of the episode is a star-studded performance of Scottish band Dead Man Fall's song "Bang Your Drum", a dream sequence that reveals the show's pantomime horse Secretariat was played by Bob Newhart, and that the whole series was a nightmare had by Ferguson's former Drew Carey Show character Nigel Wick, who was sharing a bed with Carey. Ferguson's fellow Brit James Corden will take over as Late Late Show host in March 2015, with guest hosts filling the interim.[289]
21 21st Century Fox pulls Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network from Dish Network's channel lineup, as a result of a carriage dispute. Dish claims excessive rate increases, including those for unrelated programming contracts with other Fox networks, for the removal of the channels.[290]
After a twenty-seven year run as a political journalist and reporter, a teary-eyed Candy Crowley ends her tenure at CNN with her final hosting duties as moderator on State of the Union.[291]

Television programs

Programs debuting in 2014

These shows are scheduled to premiere in 2014. The premiere dates may be changed depending on a variety of factors.

Start date Show Channel Source
January 1 Every Witch Way Nickelodeon [292]
Kim of Queens Lifetime [293]
Vacation House for Free HGTV [294]
January 2 Toned Up Bravo [295]
Cold River Cash Animal Planet [296]
Do or Die National Geographic Channel [297]
January 4 Rev Run's Renovation DIY Network [298]
January 5 Blood, Sweat & Heels Bravo [295]
January 6 Wolf Watch MTV [299]
January 7 100 Days of Summer Bravo [295]
Intelligence CBS [300]
Killer Women ABC [301]
Escaping the Prophet TLC [302]
Beat the House HGTV [294]
January 8 Chicago P.D. NBC [303]
Mind of a Man Game Show Network [304]
January 10 Helix Syfy [305]
Enlisted Fox [306]
January 11 Lucas Bros. Moving Co. [307]
Golan the Insatiable
When Calls the Heart Hallmark [308]
January 12 True Detective HBO [309]
90 Day Fiance TLC [310]
January 13 Bitten Syfy [311]
Chozen FX [312]
Don't Trust Andrew Mayne A&E [313]
January 15 Crazy Hearts: Nashville [314]
January 16 Jerks with Camera MTV [315]
The Brian Boitano Project HGTV [294]
January 17 I Didn't Do It Disney Channel [316]
January 18 Thrift Hunters Spike [317]
My Big Redneck Family CMT [318]
January 19 Looking HBO [319]
Rich Kids of Beverly Hills E! [320]
January 21 Opposite Worlds Syfy [321]
Are You The One? MTV [322]
January 22 Broad City Comedy Central [323]
Wahlburgers A&E [324]
Dark Rye Pivot [325]
January 23 Rake Fox [326]
January 25 Black Sails Starz [327]
January 27 Rods N' Wheels Discovery Channel [328]
February 5 Buy This Restaurant Food Network [329]
February 13 Tattoos Titans CMT [330]
February 17 Breadwinners Nickelodeon [331]
Star-Crossed The CW [332]
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC [45]
February 22 About a Boy [333]
February 23 Growing Up Fisher [333]
February 24 Late Night with Seth Meyers [334]
Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo Fox Business Network [335]
Private Lives of Nashville Wives TNT [336]
Ronan Farrow Daily MSNBC [337]
The Reid Report
February 25 Game of Arms AMC [338]
Chrome Underground Discovery Channel [339]
Mind Games ABC [340]
February 26 Mixology [301]
February 27 The Red Road SundanceTV [341]
February 28 Inside Job TNT [342]
Save Our Business
March 1 Deion's Family Playbook Oprah Winfrey Network [343]
March 3 Southern Charm Bravo [344]
Those Who Kill A&E (originally), Lifetime Movie Network (re-launch) [345]
Disney's Win, Lose or Draw Disney Channel [346]
March 5 Bring It! Lifetime [347]
March 6 Celebrity Home Raiders [348]
Chicagoland CNN [349]
Review Comedy Central [350]
Saint George FX [351]
Sirens USA Network [352]
March 9 Resurrection ABC [353]
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Fox and Nat Geo [354]
Lindsay Oprah Winfrey Network [343]
Online Dating Rituals of the American Male Bravo [344]
Catch a Contractor Spike [355]
March 10 Believe NBC [333]
Heirs to the Dare Discovery Channel [356]
March 11 Chrisley Knows Best USA Network [357]
From Dusk till Dawn: The Series El Rey [358]
March 16 Crisis NBC [333]
Naked After Dark Discovery Channel [359]
March 17 Lords of the Car Hoards [360]
The Fabulist E! [361]
March 18 Chasing Maria Menounos Oxygen [362]
Barry'd Treasure A&E [363]
March 19 The 100 The CW [332]
Doll & Em HBO [364]
Money Talks CNBC [365]
March 23 American Dream Builders NBC [333]
March 25 Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge Syfy [366]
March 27 Surviving Jack Fox [367]
March 31 Friends with Better Lives CBS [368]
House of Food MTV [369]
This Is Hot 97 VH1 [370]
April 1 Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave MTV2 [371]
April 2 TripTank Comedy Central [323]
April 3 Short Poppies Netflix [372]
April 6 Silicon Valley HBO [373]
Turn: Washington's Spies AMC [338]
Unusually Thicke TVGN [374]
April 7 Kitchen Casino Food Network [375]
April 9 The Tom and Jerry Show Cartoon Network [376]
April 10 FNA USA CMT [377]
April 12 Comedy Underground with Dave Attell Comedy Central [378]
Love in the City Oprah Winfrey Network [343]
April 14 Métal Hurlant Chronicles Syfy [366]
Bam's Bad Ass Game Show TBS [379]
April 15 Fargo FX [380]
April 16 Jobs That Don't Suck MTV2 [381]
April 19 Tobacco Wars CMT [382]
April 20 Salem WGN America [98]
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Hallmark Channel [383]
April 21 Rewrapped Food Network [384]
The Ex and The Why MTV [385]
Time's Up
April 22 Faking It [369]
April 24 Bad Teacher CBS [386]
Black Box ABC [340]
April 27 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver HBO [387]
April 28 Outnumbered Fox News [388]
April 29 Playing House USA Network [389]
May 2 Space Racers American Public Television [390]
May 6 Alaskan Bush People Discovery Channel [391]
May 11 Penny Dreadful Showtime [392]
Hungry Investors Spike TV [393]
May 13 Inside: US Soccer’s March to Brazil ESPN [394]
Riot Fox [395]
May 20 I Wanna Marry "Harry" [395]
May 22 Gang Related [395]
May 27 The Wil Wheaton Project Syfy [396]
Little Women: LA Lifetime [397]
The Night Shift NBC [398]
May 29 Undateable [398]
The Sixties CNN [399]
May 30 Crossbones NBC [398]
No Limits Animal Planet [400]
Topless Prophet Cinemax [401]
May 31 Sing Your Face Off ABC [402]
June 1 Halt and Catch Fire AMC [403]
Last Seen Alive Investigation Discovery [404]
June 2 Webheads Nickelodeon [405]
June 3 Famous in 12 The CW [406]
June 4 Jennifer Falls TV Land [407]
June 7 Power Starz [408]
June 8 Escape Club E! [409]
Fankenfood Spike TV [410]
The Hunt History Channel [411]
June 9 Murder in the First TNT [412]
June 10 Chasing Life ABC Family [413]
June 11 Big Smo A&E [414]
June 19 Dominion Syfy [415]
Funniest Wins TBS [416]
June 22 Rising Star ABC [417]
The Last Ship TNT [412]
June 23 CeeLo Green's The Good Life TBS [416]
June 24 Tyrant FX [418]
Botched E! [419]
Motor City Masters TruTV [420]
June 25 Mystery Girls ABC Family [413]
Young & Hungry [413]
Taxi Brooklyn NBC [398]
June 27 Girl Meets World Disney Channel [421]
June 28 Buying Naked TLC [422]
June 29 The Leftovers HBO [423]
Reckless CBS [424]
July 7 The 7D Disney XD [425]
July 8 Finding Carter MTV [426]
Married at First Sight FYI [citation needed]
Restaurant Startup CNBC [citation needed]
July 9 Extant CBS [424]
July 10 Welcome to Sweden NBC [398]
Working the Engels
Leah Remini: It's All Relative TLC [427]
July 13 The Strain FX [418]
The Hunt With John Walsh CNN [428]
July 14 Backpackers The CW [406]
Seed
Jose Diaz-Balart MSNBC [429]
July 15 Matador El Rey Network [430]
July 16 The Divide WE tv [431]
Virgin Territory MTV [citation needed]
July 17 Rush USA Network [432]
Satisfaction [432]
Married FX [418]
You're the Worst [418]
Candidly Nicole VH1 [433]
Dating Naked [citation needed]
July 20 The Lottery Lifetime [434]
July 21 Food Fest Nation Food Network [435]
July 22 Food Fighters NBC [398]
July 23 BAPs Lifetime [436]
July 27 Escaping Alaska TLC [437]
July 29 Raising Asia Lifetime [438]
July 30 Penn & Teller: Fool Us The CW [406]
July 31 Mecum Dealmakers NBCSN [439]
The Quest ABC [402]
August 4 Bachelor in Paradise [417]
Partners FX [440]
August 7 Extreme Guide to Parenting Bravo [441]
Garfunkel and Oates IFC [citation needed]
Black Jesus Adult Swim [citation needed]
7 Deadly Sins Showtime [citation needed]
August 8 Jonah from Tonga HBO [442]
The Knick Cinemax [443]
Human Resources Pivot [citation needed]
August 9 Outlander Starz [444]
August 10 Fat Guys in the Woods Weather Channel [citation needed]
August 12 Cement Heads A&E [445]
4th & Loud AMC [446]
The Singles Project Bravo [citation needed]
August 13 Legends TNT [412]
August 19 Wizard Wars SyFy [447]
August 23 Intruders BBC America [448]
August 31 Breathless PBS [citation needed]
September 6 The Flipside Syndication [449][450]
September 7 Utopia Fox [451]
September 8 The Meredith Vieira Show Syndication [452]
Love Prison A&E [453]
September 10 I Heart Nick Carter VH1 [454]
September 12 Z Nation Syfy [455]
September 13 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Nickelodeon [456]
Henry Danger [citation needed]
September 14 Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons E! [457]
September 15 Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood VH1 [458]
Justice with Judge Mablean Syndication [459]
Hot Bench [460]
September 17 The Mysteries of Laura NBC [461]
Red Band Society Fox [451]
September 21 Madam Secretary CBS [462]
September 22 Celebrity Name Game Syndication [463]
Forever ABC [464]
Gotham Fox [451]
Scorpion CBS [462]
September 23 NCIS: New Orleans
September 24 Sports Jeopardy! Crackle [465]
Black-ish ABC [464]
September 25 How to Get Away with Murder [464]
September 30 Manhattan Love Story
Selfie
October 1 Stalker CBS [462]
October 2 A to Z NBC [466]
Bad Judge
Gracepoint Fox [451]
Food Truck Face Off Food Network [467]
Dead Again A&E [468]
October 3 Star Wars Rebels Disney XD [469]
On the Menu TNT [470]
October 4 Reluctantly Healthy CW [471]
October 5 Mulaney Fox [451]
October 7 The Flash The CW [472]
October 8 Somebody's Gotta Do It CNN [473]
October 10 Cristela ABC [464]
October 13 Jane the Virgin The CW [472]
Tiny & Shekinah’s Weave Trip VH1 [474]
October 14 Marry Me NBC [466]
October 21 The Grantland Basketball Show ESPN [475]
October 24 Constantine NBC [466]
October 27 Hair Jacked TruTV [476]
Fake Off [476]
October 28 How to Be a Grown Up [476]
Friends of the People [476]
October 30 The McCarthys CBS [462]
November 3 Euros of Hollywood Bravo [477]
November 4 Search for the Lost Giants History Channel [478]
November 5 Kitchen Inferno Food Network [479]
November 8 Sonic Boom Cartoon Network [480]
November 15 The Missing Starz [481]
November 17 State of Affairs NBC [466]
November 25 The Sisterhood Lifetime [482]
November 28 Momsters: When Moms Go Bad Investigation Discovery [483]
December 2 Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Bravo [484]
December 7 The Librarians TNT [485]
December 12 Marco Polo Netflix [486]
Wake Up Call TNT [citation needed]
December 19 All Hail King Julien Netflix [487]
December TBA Powers PlayStation Network [488]

Made-for-TV movies and miniseries

Premiere date Title Channel Source
January 1 House of Secrets Lifetime Movie Network [489]
January 2 The Assets ABC [301]
January 9 The Spoils of Babylon IFC [490]
January 17 Cloud 9 Disney Channel [491]
January 18 Flowers in the Attic Lifetime [492]
June in January Hallmark Channel [308]
My Gal Sunday Hallmark Movie Channel [493]
January 20 Klondike Discovery Channel [494]
January 25 Lizzie Borden Took An Ax Lifetime [495]
January 29 Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond BBC America [496]
February 1 The Gabby Douglas Story Lifetime [497]
March 8 The Trip to Bountiful [497]
A Ring by Spring Hallmark Channel [498]
March 15 The Grim Sleeper Lifetime [499]
April 5 Lucky in Love Hallmark Channel [500]
April 19 A Lesson in Romance [500]
April 20 In My Dreams ABC [501]
May 5 24: Live Another Day Fox [367]
May 10 Mom's Day Away Hallmark Channel [502]
May 25 The Normal Heart HBO [503]
May 26 Petals on the Wind Lifetime [504]
June 17 I Love the 2000s VH1 [505]
June 27 Zapped Disney Channel [506]
July 31 The Honourable Woman SundanceTV [507]
Sharknado 2: The Second One Syfy [508]
August 15 How to Build a Better Boy Disney Channel [509]
October 25 The Good Witch's Wonder Hallmark Channel [510]
November 1 One Starry Christmas [511]
November 8 The Nine Lives of Christmas [511]
November 9 A Cookie Cutter Christmas [511]
November 15 Northpole [511]
Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B Lifetime [512]
November 22 Hello Ladies: The Movie HBO [513]
A Royal Christmas Hallmark Channel [511]
November 29 Christmas Under Wraps Hallmark Channel [514]
November 30 A Christmas Mystery ION Television [515]
December 2 Toy Story That Time Forgot ABC [516]
December 4 Peter Pan Live! NBC [517]
December 6 Debbie Macomber Mr. Miracle Hallmark Channel [514]
December 7 Christmas at Cartwright's [514]
Merry Ex-Mas ION Television [515]
December 13 A Christmas Kiss II [515]
Best Christmas Party Ever Hallmark Channel [511]
December 14 The Christmas Parade [511]
A Perfect Christmas List ION Television [515]
December 15 Ascension Syfy [518]
December 20 Back to Christmas ION Television [515]
December 29 Confessions of the Boston Strangler Investigation Discovery [519]

Programs changing networks

The following shows will air new episodes on a different network than previous first-run episodes.

Show Moved from Moved to Source
American Dad! Fox TBS [520]
Legit FX FXX [521]
Wilfred [522]
Those Who Kill A&E LMN [523]
Deadly Wives The Biography Channel [524]
Giuliana & Bill Style Network E! [525]
Blue YouTube Hulu / Fox.com [526]
The Tim Feriss Experiment HLN TruTV [527]
Wander Over Yonder Disney Channel Disney XD [528]
Gravity Falls [528]
Community NBC Yahoo! Screen [529]
The Legend of Korra Nickelodeon Nick.com [citation needed]
Hallmark Hall of Fame ABC Hallmark Channel [530]
Thursday Night Football NFL Network CBS / NFL Network [531]
106 & Park BET BET.com [532]

Programs returning in 2014

The following shows will return with new episodes after being canceled or ended their run previously:

Show Last aired Previous channel New/returning/same channel Return date Source
Inside Politics 2005 CNN Same February 2 [533]
24 2010 Fox May 5 [534]
Last Comic Standing NBC May 22 [535]
NY Med 2012 ABC June 26 [536]
Masters of Illusion 2009 MyNetworkTV The CW [406]
The Killing 2013 AMC Netflix August 1 [537]
Candid Camera 2004 PAX TV TV Land August 11 [538]
The Comeback 2005 HBO Same November 9 [539]
Hello Ladies 2013 November 22 [513]

Milestone episodes in 2014

Show Network Episode # Episode title Episode air date Source
Parks and Recreation NBC 100th "Second Chunce" January 9 [540]
American Masters PBS 200th Salinger January 21 [541]
The Vampire Diaries The CW 100th "500 Years of Solitude" January 23 [542]
How I Met Your Mother CBS 200th "How Your Mother Met Me" January 27 [25]
Criminal Minds "200" February 5 [543]
General Hospital ABC 13,000th N/A February 24 [544]
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2,000th [545]
NCIS CBS 250th "Dressed to Kill" March 4 [546]
Glee Fox 100th "100" March 18 [547]
The Price Is Right CBS 8,000th "The Price Is Right 8000" April 7 [548]
Wheel of Fortune First-run syndication 6,000th College Week April 11 [549]
24 Fox 200th "Day 9: 6:00 PM-7:00 PM" June 16 [550]
Pretty Little Liars ABC Family 100th "Miss Me x 100" July 8 [551]
Hot in Cleveland TV Land "Win Win" August 27 [552]
19 Kids and Counting TLC 200th "All About Jill" October 21 [citation needed]
Ridiculousness MTV 100th "100th Episode Special" October 23 [citation needed]
Hawaii Five-0 CBS "Ina Paha (If Perhaps)" November 7 [553]
Supernatural The CW 200th "Fan Fiction" November 11 [554]
Shark Tank ABC 100th N/A November 14 [555]
Bones Fox 200th "The 200th in the 10th" December 11 [556]
Anger Management FX 100th "Charlie & The 100th Episode" December 22 [557]

Programs entering syndication in 2014

A list of programs (current or canceled) that have accumulated enough episodes (between 65 and 100) or seasons (3 or more) to be eligible for off-network syndication and/or basic cable runs.

Show Seasons In Production Source
Raising Hope 4 No [558]
Anger Management Yes [559]
Hot In Cleveland 5 [560]
The Good Wife [561]
Blue Bloods [562]
Mike & Molly [563]
Cougar Town 6 [564]
Scandal 3 [565]

Programs ending in 2014

End date Show Network First aired Status Source
January 6 Hostages CBS 2013 Canceled [566]
January 19 Betrayal ABC [567]
January 23 Sean Saves the World NBC [568]
The Michael J. Fox Show [569]
January 24 Dracula [570]
January 31 The Carrie Diaries The CW [571]
February 4 Ravenswood ABC Family [572]
February 5 Operation Repo truTV 2008 [573]
February 6 Showbiz Tonight HLN 2005 [574]
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno NBC 1992 [575]
February 7 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 Ended [334]
February 8 Monsters vs. Aliens Nickelodeon 2013 Canceled [576]
February 11 Dads Fox [577]
February 16 Good Luck Charlie Disney Channel 2010 Ended [578]
February 18 Killer Women ABC 2014 Canceled [579]
February 19 Super Fun Night 2013 [580]
February 26 Kirstie TV Land [581]
March 3 Almost Human Fox [582]
March 12 Men at Work TBS 2012 [583]
March 13 Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory MTV 2009 Ended [584]
March 21 A.N.T. Farm Disney Channel 2011 Canceled [585]
March 25 Mind Games ABC 2014 [586]
March 26 Psych USA 2006 Ended [587]
March 28 Piers Morgan Live CNN 2011 Canceled [588]
The Kudlow Report CNBC 2009 [589]
March 31 Chozen FX 2014 [590]
Intelligence CBS [591]
How I Met Your Mother 2005 Ended [368]
April 1 Twisted ABC Family 2013 Canceled [592]
April 3 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland ABC Ended [593]
April 4 Fish Hooks Disney Channel 2010 Canceled [594]
Raising Hope Fox [595]
April 7 Being Human Syfy 2011 [596]
April 11 The Neighbors ABC 2012 [597]
April 17 The Crazy Ones CBS 2013 [591]
April 28 The Artie Lange Show Audience Network 2011 [598]
May 5 The Tomorrow People The CW 2013 [571]
May 8 Saint George FX 2014 [599]
May 12 Star-Crossed The CW [571]
May 13 Trophy Wife ABC 2013 [597]
May 14 Suburgatory 2011 [580]
Legit FX/FXX 2013 [590]
May 15 Surviving Jack Fox 2014 [577]
May 18 Those Who Kill LMN [600]
May 19 Warehouse 13 Syfy 2009 Ended [601]
May 21 Revolution NBC 2012 Canceled [602]
The Trisha Goddard Show Syndication [603]
The Arsenio Hall Show 2013 [604]
The Test
Mixology ABC 2014 [597]
May 22 Bad Teacher CBS [591]
May 26 Friends with Better Lives [591]
June 1 Disrupt with Karen Finney MSNBC 2013 [605]
June 10 Riot Fox 2014 [606]
June 11 I Wanna Marry "Harry"
Growing Up Fisher NBC [607]
June 15 Believe [608]
June 19 The Pete Holmes Show TBS 2013 [609]
June 22 Enlisted Fox [577]
Drop Dead Diva Lifetime 2009 Ended [610]
June 23 The Boondocks Adult Swim 2005 [611]
June 27 Bethenny Syndication 2012 Canceled [612]
Rake Fox 2014 [577]
June 29 Crisis NBC [608]
Californication Showtime 2007 [613]
July 1 Famous in 12 The CW 2014 [614]
July 13 NASCAR on TNT TNT 2001 Ended [161][615][616]
July 17 Sam & Cat Nickelodeon 2013 Canceled [617]
July 24 Black Box ABC 2014 [618]
July 30 Katie Syndication 2012 [619]
August 1 The Killing Netflix 2011 Ended [537]
August 2 Crossbones NBC 2014 Canceled [620]
August 13 Wilfred FXX 2011 Ended [522]
August 14 Gang Related Fox 2014 Canceled [621]
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo TLC 2012 [622]
August 24 True Blood HBO 2008 Ended [623]
August 26 Chelsea Lately E! 2007 Canceled [624]
August 27 Mystery Girls ABC Family 2014 [625]
The Divide WE tv [626]
August 31 The Looney Tunes Show Cartoon Network 2011 [627]
September 5 America Now Syndication 2010 [628]
September 9 Sullivan & Son TBS 2012 [629]
September 12 Kitchen Nightmares Fox 2007 Ended [630]
September 13 Reckless CBS 2014 Canceled [631]
September 14 Unforgettable 2011 [632]
September 18 Rush USA Network 2014 [633]
September 22 Dallas TNT 2012 [634]
September 28 The Lottery Lifetime 2014 [635]
October 1 The Bridge FX 2013 [636]
October 5 Witches of East End Lifetime [637]
October 7 Matador El Rey 2014 [637]
October 13 Jane Velez-Mitchell HLN 2008 [638]
October 26 Boardwalk Empire HBO 2010 Ended [639]
October 31 Utopia Fox 2014 Canceled [640]
November 16 NASCAR on ESPN ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 2007 Ended [615]
November 17 The Millers CBS 2013 Canceled [641]
Video Game High School YouTube/
Streaming media
2012 Ended [642]
November 22 Hello Ladies HBO 2013 Canceled [513]
December 4 Manhattan Love Story ABC 2014 [643]
December 9 Sons of Anarchy FX 2008 Ended [644]
December 14 The Newsroom HBO 2012 [645]
December 18 White Collar USA Network 2009 [646]
The Colbert Report Comedy Central 2005 [286]
December 19 106 & Park BET 2000 Canceled [647]
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson CBS 2005 Ended [648]
The Legend of Korra Nickelodeon 2012 [649][650]
December 26 First Business Syndication 1989 [651]
December 30 Selfie ABC 2014 Cancelled [652]

Television stations

Station launches

Date Market Station Channel affiliation Source
January/February Bowling Green, Kentucky WCZU-LD 39.1
39.2
Antenna TV/MyNetworkTV
Doctor TV
[653]
August 4 Milwaukee WISN-DT2 12.2 Movies! [654]
September 1 Wheeling, West Virginia/Steubenville, Ohio WTOV-DT3 9.3 Me-TV
(Moved from 9.2, which now carries Fox programming)
[655]
Late September Jackson, Tennessee WNBJ-LD 39.1 NBC [656]

Stations changing network affiliation

The following is a list of television stations that have made or will make noteworthy network affiliation changes in 2014.

Date Market Station Channel Prior affiliation New affiliation Source
January 1 Madison, Wisconsin WMTV 15.2 The Local AccuWeather Channel WeatherNation TV [657]
Phoenix, Arizona KNXV-TV Live Well Network Antenna TV [658]
Salt Lake City, Utah KSL-TV 5.2 Cozi TV [citation needed]
February 10 East St. Louis, Illinois/St. Louis WRBU 46.1 MyNetworkTV Ion Television [41]
Columbia, South Carolina WZRB 47.1 The CW Ion Television
(CW remained as temporary secondary)
[41]
February 28 St. Petersburg-Tampa WTSP 10.2 Local automated weather Antenna TV [659]
March 17 Columbia, South Carolina WKTC 63.1 MyNetworkTV The CW
(MyNetworkTV remained as secondary affiliation;
displaced WZRB as CW affiliate)
[660]
April 1 Seattle, Washington KIRO-TV 7.2 Retro Television Network GetTV [661]
Tulsa, Oklahoma KMYT-TV 41.2 ZUUS Country
April 21 West Palm Beach, Florida WPTV-TV 5.2 Live Well Network Me-TV [662]
June 13 Superior, Nebraska
Lincoln/Grand Island
KSNB-TV
KOLN/KGIN
4.1 & 4.2
10.2 & 11.2
MyNetworkTV/Me-TV, Antenna TV on DT2 NBC
(MyNetworkTV/Me-TV to KSNB-DT2 only, Antenna TV removed)
[139]
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware WRDE-LD 59.1 MyNetworkTV/Cozi TV NBC
(MyNetworkTV/Cozi TV moves to digital channel 59.2)
[663]
Bismarck, North Dakota
Dickinson, North Dakota
KFYR-DT2/KQCD-DT2 5.2 & 7.2 Me-TV Fox [140]
July 14 St. Croix, Virgin Islands WCVI 23.1 The CW LeSea/World Harvest Television [664]
September 1 Wheeling, West Virginia/Steubenville, Ohio WTOV-DT2 9.2 Me-TV
(Moves to new subchannel)
Fox [655]
WTRF-DT2 7.2 Fox MyNetworkTV
(moves from secondary to primary)
[655]
Toledo, Ohio WTVG-DT2 13.2 Live Well Network The CW
(schedule and affiliation transferred from cable-only WT05)
[665]
November 14 Puerto Rico WORA-DT2 5.2 Independent
(Music videos; moved to channel 5.3)
ABC [666]
WSJP-LD 18.1 ABC
(English Language programming)
Simulcast of WORA-DT2
November 17 St. Louis, Missouri KMOV 4.3 Live Well Network/dark MyNetworkTV [667]

Station closures

Date Market Station Channel Affiliation Sign-on date Source
June 13 Hastings, Nebraska KHAS-TV 5.1 & 5.2 NBC & Cozi TV January 1, 1956 [139]
Bismarck, North Dakota
Minot, North Dakota
KNDX/KXND 26.1 & 24.1 Fox KNDX: November 7, 1999
KXND: November 15, 1999
[140]
September 1 Toledo, Ohio WT05 5; local cable-only The CW 1971 [665]
December 31 Atlantic City, New Jersey WMGM 40.1 NBC 1966 [668]

Deaths

Date Name Age Notability Source
Jan. 3 George Goodman 83 Economics journalist/author (writing as "Adam Smith") and host of PBS' Adam Smith's Money World [669]
Jan. 5 Carmen Zapata 86 Latino American actress (TV roles including Viva Valdez, Villa Alegre, and Santa Barbara) [670]
Jan. 6 Mónica Spear 29 Venezuelan-born American actress/model and former Miss Venezuela (TV roles including the Telemundo-produced telenovelas Flor Salvaje, La Mujer Perfecta, Mi Prima Ciela and Pasión Prohibida) [671]
Larry D. Mann 91 Canadian actor (best known as voice of Yukon Cornelius in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; other roles included Gunsmoke, Bewitched, Hogan's Heroes, Green Acres and Hill Street Blues) [672]
Jan. 10 Eric Lawson 72 American actor and model best known as the Marlboro Man in the late 1970s (TV work includes guest roles on Baretta, The Streets of San Francisco, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty, and Baywatch) [673]
Jan. 12 Frank Marth 91 American actor (Guest spots on The Honeymooners, The Fugitive, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., M*A*S*H, and The Young and the Restless) [674]
Jan. 14 Mae Young 90 A WWE Hall of Famer, Professional Wrestling Hall of Famer, retired professional wrestler. First person ever to wrestle in nine decades. Former 1-time NWA Florida Women's Champion, 1-time NWA United States Women's Champion and 1-time NWA Women's Tag Team Champion [675]
Jan. 16 Russell Johnson 89 American television/film actor, better known as Dr. Roy Hinkley (AKA "The Professor") on Gilligan's Island and a recipient of the Purple Heart during his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. [676]
Dave Madden 82 Canadian-born American actor (The Partridge Family). [677]
Jan. 17 Roy Garber 49 American businessman and reality television participant (Shipping Wars) [678]
Jan. 18 Sarah Marshall 80 British-born American actress (Credits include a regular role in Miss Winslow & Son, and guest roles in The Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Cheers, Get Smart, Three's Company and Alfred Hitchcock Presents) [679]
Jan. 19 Ben Starr 92 American film and TV writer (work on several TV series, most notably as co-creator of The Facts of Life and Silver Spoons). [680]
Jan. 22 Luis Ávalos 67 Cuban-born American actor (The Electric Company) [681]
Chet Curtis 74 Television news anchor (notable for anchoring at WCVB-TV/Boston from 1972 to 2004, and serving as host of The Chet Curtis Report on New England Cable News from 2004 to 2014) [682]
Jan. 30 Arthur Rankin, Jr. 89 Animator/director and co-founder of Rankin/Bass Productions (producer of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, ThunderCats and other animated TV series and specials) [683]
Jan. 31 Christopher Jones 72 American actor, known for playing Jesse James in The Legend of Jesse James. [684]
Judy Martin 49 Television news anchor on News 12 Long Island from 1998 to 2014, as well as CNBC and NPR [685]
Feb. 2 Philip Seymour Hoffman 46 American actor (Television roles include the TV films A Child's Garden of Poetry and The Yearling, the mini-series Empire Falls and Liberty! The American Revolution, and guest spots on Happyish, Arthur and Law & Order) [686]
Feb. 3 Richard Bull 89 Actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Little House on the Prairie) [687]
Feb. 6 Ralph Kiner 91 Former Major League Baseball player and TV/radio broadcaster for the New York Mets [688]
Feb. 9 Eric Bercovici 80 Writer/producer (series work including I Spy and Hawaii Five-O, miniseries/movies including Shōgun and Noble House) [689]
Feb. 10 Doppler the Weathercat 18 In-house cat at WSTM-TV/Syracuse, New York [690]
Feb. 11 Shirley Temple 85 American actress (TV work includes Shirley Temple's Storybook) [691]
Feb. 12 Sid Caesar 91 American comedian (Your Show of Shows, Caesar's Hour, As Caesar Sees It, Hamburgers, guest appearances on Saturday Night Live and Whose Line Is It Anyway?) [692]
Feb. 13 Ralph Waite 85 American actor (Best known as John Walton, Sr. on The Waltons; other TV work includes the miniseries Roots and recurring roles on NCIS, Kickin' It, and Bones) [693]
Feb. 15 Jamie Coots 42 American preacher/faith healer and reality television personality (National Geographic Channel's Snake Salvation) [694]
Feb 17 Mary Grace Canfield 89 American actress (best known as Ralph Monroe on Green Acres; guest appearances on General Hospital, The Hathaways, and Bewitched) [695]
Feb. 18 Nelson Frazier, Jr. 43 American professional wrestler, better known by the ring names Mabel, Viscera and Big Daddy V. Former 1-time WWF Hardcore Champion and 1-time WWF World Tag Team Champion. [696]
Feb. 20 Garrick Utley 74 American television journalist (worked with NBC News, ABC News and CNN) [697]
Feb. 24 Harold Ramis 69 Writer/actor/director (TV work including writer/performer for SCTV and director on The Office) [698]
Feb. 25 Jim Lange 81 Game show host (several shows, most notably The Dating Game) and announcer (The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show) [699]
Feb. 26 Roger Hill 65 Actor (One Life to Live) [700]
Mar. 1 Jim Boyle 66 News Director for KSAT-TV. [701]
Mar. 2 Ted Bergmann 93 Writer/producer (various shows/specials including Three's Company and Grammy Award telecasts) and executive with DuMont Television Network [702]
Mar. 5 Geoff Edwards 83 Game show host (Starcade, Treasure Hunt, Play the Percentages, Chain Reaction, Jackpot!) and actor (Petticoat Junction) [703]
Scott Kalvert 49 American television, film, and music video producer/director (executive producer on Nickelodeon's 2009 TV movie School Gyrls) [704]
Hank Rieger 95 Publicist (work with NBC and his own firm) and former president of Academy of Television Arts & Sciences [705]
Mar. 6 Sheila MacRae 92 English actress, best known as Alice Kramden on The Honeymooners and Madelyn Richmond on General Hospital [706]
Mar. 7 Hal Douglas 89 American voice actor (among television network and commercial clients include The WB, A&E and History) [707]
Mar. 9 William Guarnere 90 American World War II hero and author who was portrayed by Frank John Hughes in the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers [708]
Mar. 10 Cynthia Lynn 77 Latvian-born American actress, probably best known for her role as Colonel Klink's secretary Helga in Hogans Heroes. [709]
Mike Manhatton 56 Television news anchor at WTOC-TV in Savannah, GA from 1981 to 2014. [710]
Mar. 12 Richard Coogan 99 American actor (Captain Video and His Video Rangers, The Californians) [711]
Mar. 13 Abby Singer 96 American television/film unit production manager and director, who created the penultimate shot (the next to last shot of the day before the last shot) called "The Abby Singer Shot" or "Martini Shot" [712]
Debra Steele 49 News anchor on WJRT-TV/Flint/Tri-Cities, Michigan from 2003 to 2006 [713]
Mar. 14 John Agoglia 76 American television executive (notably as head of business affairs with NBC and president of subsidiary NBC Enterprises) [714]
Mar. 15 David Brenner 78 Comedian and actor (over 200 appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson as a guest and guest host) [715]
Mar. 19 Fred Phelps 84 American minister, lawyer and politician (founder of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas), whose homophobic remarks about the LGBT community and their lifestyle as well as those afflicted with AIDS earned him a guest spot (and caused the host to order him and his family to leave the studio) during an appearance on Ricki Lake in 1993 [716][717]
Mar. 21 Adrian Taylor 60 American television news producer (60 Minutes, The Early Show), winner of the Peabody Award (2012) [718]
Mar. 22 Patrice Wymore 87 American film, stage and television actress (The Errol Flynn Theatre, Perry Mason). Wife of Errol Flynn until his death. [719]
Mar. 23 James Rebhorn 65 American stage, film, and television actor (Credits include As the World Turns, Guiding Light, Homeland, White Collar and as the district attorney who sent the primary characters in Seinfeld to jail in the 1998 series finale) [720]
Mar. 24 Dave Brockie 50 Canadian musician, best known as "Oderus Urungus", lead singer of metal band Gwar (frequent guest appearances on Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld and numerous tabloid talk shows) [721]
Mar. 25 Ralph Wilson 95 American businessman, founder of the NFL's Buffalo Bills; owned WWTV from 1978 to 1988 and KICU-TV from 1981 to 2000 [722]
Mar. 28 Lorenzo Semple, Jr. 91 American screenwriter (Batman, The Green Hornet). [723]
Mar. 29 Dane Witherspoon 56 American actor (Santa Barbara, Capitol) [724]
Mar. 30 Kate O'Mara 74 British actress, best known for her role on the U.S. drama Dynasty [725]
Mar. 31 Frankie Knuckles 59 American DJ and record producer (TV appearances include Unsung, Pump Up the Volume, Rock & Roll, Ibiza: Barefoot in the Med, The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Yo Gabba Gabba!) [726]
Apr. 2 Sandy Grossman 78 American sports director for CBS Sports and Fox Sports, directed 10 Super Bowls [727]
Apr. 5 John Pinette 50 American comedian (known for his appearance on the series finale of Seinfeld) [728]
Apr. 6 Mary Anderson 96 American actress, who had a recurring role on Peyton Place in 1964. [729]
Mickey Rooney 93 American actor (TV work includes starring roles on Kleo the Misfit Unicorn, The Adventures of the Black Stallion, One of the Boys, The Red Skelton Show, Mickey, and The Mickey Rooney Show: Hey, Mulligan) [730]
Apr. 8 Jim Hellwig 54 WWE Hall of Famer, American wrestler, better known as The Ultimate Warrior, and actor. Former 1-time WWF Champion and 2-time WWF Intercontinental Champion [731]
Apr. 11 Terry Sams 80 Local television personality from Augusta, GA known as Trooper Terry on WJBF from 1962 to 1982. [732]
Carl Zimmermann 96 Reporter/anchor/commentator for WITI/ longest serving broadcaster in Milwaukee history [733]
Apr. 20 Rubin Carter 76 American boxer who served nearly 20 years in prison for a triple murder he did not commit; appeared on several talk shows. [734]
Apr. 21 Craig Hill 88 American actor best known for his role of P.T. Moore in Whirlybirds. [735]
Apr. 27 Lee Marshall 67 American radio and television announcer and voice-over actor, notably for his work as ring announcer/host with WCW, WWE and AWA, and as the voice of Tony the Tiger in the Kellogg's Frosted Flakes commercials. [736]
Jack Ramsay 89 American basketball coach, later radio and television analyst (color commentary work for the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat, analysis work for ESPN) [737]
Apr. 28 Bob Hoskins 71 English actor (Big Jim and the Figaro Club, Pennies from Heaven, Rock Follies of '77, Thick as Thieves) [738]
May 1 Patrick Johnson 45 American police officers who appeared on the National Geographic Channel reality show Alaska State Troopers [739]
Gabriel Rich 26
May 2 Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. 95 American actor (77 Sunset Strip, The F.B.I., Zorro) and voice actor (The Legend of Prince Valiant and Batman: The Animated Series) [740]
May 8 Nancy Malone 79 Actress (Naked City, The Long, Hot Summer), producer (Bob Hope: The First 90 Years), director (several series, notably Sisters and The Trials of Rosie O'Neill), and TV studio executive (20th Century Fox) [741]
May 22 Matthew Cowles 69 American actor (Loving, All My Children, and As the World Turns) [742]
May 23 Mona Freeman 87 American actress, had guest spots in Climax!, Playhouse 90, The United States Steel Hour and Perry Mason. [743]
May 25 Lee Chamberlin 76 American actress best known for the children's series The Electric Company, also starred in the short-lived series Paris, also had appearances on All's Fair, All My Children, What's Happening!!, Lou Grant, Diff'rent Strokes, Viper and Any Day Now. [744]
May 28 Maya Angelou 86 American author, poet laureate, actress, dancer, director, producer, writer, singer and Civil Rights activist, whose best known works were adapted into made-for-TV movies ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), as well as making guest appearances on numerous television programs (Touched By an Angel) and a contributor for talk shows. [745]
May 29 Bern Bennett 92 American announcer, was an announcer for CBS Radio and television for nearly 60 years. [746]
Ken Schram 66 Reporter and commentator with KOMO-TV/Seattle since 1979 [747]
May 30 Joan Lorring 88 American actress (Norby, Studio One, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Robert Montgomery Presents, Ryan's Hope and The Love Boat). [748]
May 31 Martha Hyer 89 American actress (Lux Video Theatre, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Burke's Law) [749]
June 1 Ann B. Davis 88 Actress; notable roles include Charmaine Schultz on The Bob Cummings Show and Alice Nelson on The Brady Bunch [750]
June 11 Glenn Britt 65 Former vice president and CFO with Time Inc. and later Chairman/CEO of Time Warner Cable from 2001 to 2013 [751]
Ruby Dee 91 American actress (Peyton Place, Roots: The Next Generations, The Stand, Street Gear, Little Bill and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation). [752]
June 14 James E. Rogers 75 Former Attorney & Entrepreneur, Owner of Intermountain West Communications Company [753]
June 15 Casey Kasem 82 American actor, musician, disc jockey, radio personality, television host/presenter, and voice actor (best known as the voice of Shaggy Rogers in the Scooby-Doo television series franchise; other credits include voiceover roles in Super Friends and Transformers, acting credits include Charlie's Angels and Homeboys in Outer Space, and as host of America's Top 10) [754]
June 23 Steve Viksten 54 Voice actor (best known as the voice of Oskar Kokoshka on the Nickelodeon animated series Hey Arnold!) and American writer (Rugrats, Duckman, Hey Arnold!, Recess, The Off-Beats and The Simpsons) [755]
June 24 Caleb Bankston 26 American reality television participant and railroad engineer/conductor with the Alabama Warrior Railway (Survivor: Blood vs. Water) [756]
June 28 Meshach Taylor 67 American stage, television and film actor, host/presenter, and game show panelist (best known for playing Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women and Sheldon Baylor on Dave's World; other credits include serving as a panelist on To Tell the Truth and hosting programs on HGTV and the Travel Channel) [757]
June 29 Don Matheson 84 American actor best known for his role of Mark Wilson in Land of the Giants, also appeared in Lost in Space, The Waltons, Eight Is Enough, Falcon Crest, Murder, She Wrote, Dynasty and Santa Barbara. [758]
June 30 Bob Hastings 89 American actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family) and voice actor (Batman: The Animated Series) [759]
July 3 James Harness 57 American television personality (Gold Rush) [760]
July 5 Rosemary Murphy 89 German-born American actress (Lux Video Theatre, Robert Montgomery Presents, Lucas Tanner, All My Children, Quincy M.E., George Washington, As the World Turns, Civil Wars, In the Heat of the Night, EZ Streets and Frasier). [761]
July 7 Dick Jones 87 American actor (star of Buffalo Bill, Jr., guest/recurring roles included The Gene Autry Show, The Range Rider, Annie Oakley, Gray Ghost, The Blue Angels and Wagon Train). [762]
July 17 Elaine Stritch 89 American television, film, stage, and theater actress/singer (Best known for playing Dorothy McNab in the British sitcom Two's Company and winning three Emmys for her guest starring role on Law & Order, her 2004 special Elaine Stritch at Liberty, and a recurring role as Colleen Dongahey on 30 Rock; other credits include playing the original Trixie Norton in Honeymooners sketches, Ruth Sherwood in My Sister Eileen, daytime roles on The Edge of Night and One Life to Live, a series regular on The Ellen Burstyn Show, and recurring roles on The Cosby Show and 3rd Rock from the Sun) [763]
July 19 James Garner 86 American Emmy-award winning television/film actor (Notable roles include Bret Maverick in Maverick and its sequel spin-off, Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files and a recurring role on 8 Simple Rules; commercial pitchman for Polaroid cameras; voice of God in God, the Devil and Bob) [764]
Skye McCole Bartusiak 21 American film, television, and stage actress (Television credits include playing a young Marilyn Monroe in the miniseries Blonde and Megan Matheson in 24) [765]
July 28 James Shigeta 85 Asian-American actor and singer (television credits include a recurring role on Medical Center; guest roles include Hawaii Five-0, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Ben Casey, and Murder, She Wrote) [766]
July 30 Robert Halmi, Sr. 90 TV executive (Hallmark Entertainment) and producer (several projects including the films Gypsy and The Lion in Winter and the miniseries Scarlett, Gulliver's Travels, and Merlin) [767]
August 5 Marilyn Burns 65 American actress (Linda Kasabian in the mini-series Helter Skelter) [768]
August 11 Robin Williams 63 American actor (notable TV roles include Mork from Ork on Happy Days and Mork & Mindy, Simon Roberts on The Crazy Ones; guest appearances included The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Whose Line Is It Anyway?) [769]
August 12 Lauren Bacall 89 American actress (TV work included Producers' Showcase and Mr. Broadway, among many others; voiceover for PBS identification during the 1990s) [770]
August 14 Jay Adams 53 American skater [771]
August 18 Don Pardo 96 American television and radio personality and voiceover announcer (notably as the announcer for Saturday Night Live and numerous game shows) [772]
Alan Landsburg 81 American television producer/director and founder of the television studio and distribution production company that bears his namesake [773]
August 26 Bryce Dion 38 American sound technician on Cops (killed during the taping of a segment) [201]
August 30 Victoria Mallory 65 American singer and actress, known for her portrayal of Leslie Brooks on The Young and the Restless from 1977-1984. [774]
Sept. 4 Joan Rivers 81 American actress, comedian, writer, author, producer and television host, best known for her stand-up comedy, for hosting Fox's The Late Show, her permanent spot as weekly guest host on The Tonight Show for four years in the 1980s, her self-titled Daytime Emmy-Award winning syndicated talk show, co-hosting the E! celebrity fashion show Fashion Police, starring in the reality series Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, and serving as "Red Carpet" host/presenter for both E! and TV Guide Channel. Other credits include playing herself on Nip/Tuck and serving as the narrator in The Adventures of Letterman segments on The Electric Company. [775]
Sept. 5 Bruce Morton 83 American television/radio news reporter, anchor, and commentator with CBS News and CNN [776]
Simone Battle 25 American singer, actress, reality television participant, and member of the group G.R.L. (The X Factor) [777]
Molly Glynn 46 American actress (Chicago Fire, Boss) [778]
Sept. 8 Sean Haire 43 Retired American professional wrestler, retired mixed martial arts fighter and kickboxer. Former three-time WCW World Tag Team Champion known under the ring name of Sean O'Haire. [779]
Sept. 12 Theodore J. Flicker 84 Writer (episodes of The Mod Squad; co-creator of Barney Miller) and director (several shows, including The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Andy Griffith Show) [780]
Sept. 20 Polly Bergen American Emmy-award winning television/film actress, singer, game show panelist, author, and businesswoman (credits include her own self-titled variety series, Playhouse 90, To Tell the Truth, War and Remembrance, and Desperate Housewives) [781]
Sept. 22 Max Morgan 59 Sports anchor and reporter for KDFW. [782]
Sept. 26 Sam Hall 93 American writer, served as head writer of Dark Shadows (1967-1971) and One Life to Live (1978-1984). [783]
Sept. 27 Sarah Danielle Madison 40 American actress (7th Heaven, Judging Amy, 90210) [784]
Oct. 3 Kevin Metheny 60 American radio and television personality, VJ, programmer, and broadcasting executive (notably as VP/Programming at MTV and VH1, the latter as an occasional VJ/host) [785]
Oct. 5 Geoffrey Holder 84 Trinidad-American actor, voice actor, and dancer (notable as the pitchman for 7 Up's "Uncola" campaign) [786]
Oct. 9 Jan Hooks 57 Actress (Saturday Night Live, Designing Women, 3rd Rock from the Sun, 30 Rock) [787]
Oct. 14 Elizabeth Peña 55 American-born Cuban television, film and voice actress (credits include I Married Dora, Modern Family, Justice League and Matador) [788]
Oct. 18 Joanne Borgella 32 American singer, actress, model, and reality television participant (competed in American Idol's seventh season and Mo'Nique's Fat Chance) [789]
Oct. 20 Douglas Baker 80 American professional wrestler and actor known by his ring name Ox Baker. [790]
Luther Masingill 92 Television and radio personality in the Chattanooga area, notably as a reporter and anchor at WDEF-TV and its former AM and FM sister stations. [791]
Oscar de la Renta 82 Dominican fashion designer (his work was featured on numerous television shows, among them the Ugly Betty episode "Ugly Berry") [792]
Oct. 23 Terry Keenan 53 Business journalist/anchor (work with CNN, CNBC, CNNfn, and Fox News Channel) [793]
Oct. 25 Marcia Strassman 66 American television and film actress (best known for playing Julie Kotter in Welcome Back, Kotter) [794]
Nov. 3 Tom Magliozzi 77 American auto mechanic and comedian (along with brother Ray, co-starred in As the Wrench Turns and made a guest appearance on Arthur) [795]
Nov. 4 Richard Schaal 86 American television/film character actor and comedian (Credits include Mary Tyler Moore, The Bob Newhart Show and Rhoda) [796]
Nov. 11 Carol Ann Susi 62 Actress (best known as the voice of the unseen Debbie Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory) [797]
Nov. 12 Jovian 20 Coquerel's sifaka lemur; portrayed title character in Zoboomafoo [798]
Nov. 14 Diem Brown 32 American actress, singer and reality television participant (The Challenge, Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Fresh Meat) [799]
Glen A. Larson 77 American producer and writer. Best known for creating the series Battlestar Galactica, Quincy, M.E., The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, B. J. and the Bear, The Fall Guy, Magnum, P.I., and Knight Rider. [800]
Nov. 19 Mike Nichols 83 American television, stage and film director, writer, producer and comedian. Winner of four Emmy awards for his TV movies and mini-series (and one of 12 performers who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award). [801]
Nov. 28 Chespirito 85 Mexican actor, comedian and playwright, his character from El Chapulín Colorado inspired Matt Groening to create The Simpsons character Bumblebee Man. [802]
Dec. 6 Ralph H. Baer 92 Engineer and inventor of the home video game (Magnavox Odyssey) [803]
Dec. 7 Rob Richardson 41 Member of the Chrome Shop Mafia featured in Trick My Truck. [804]
Ken Weatherwax 59 Actor, best known as Pugsley Addams on The Addams Family [805]
Dec. 8 Stephanie Moseley 30 American actress, dancer, and reality television participant (Hit the Floor) [806]
Mary Ann Mobley 75 American television/film/broadway actress and crowned winner of Miss America in 1959 (credits include playing Maggie McKinney Drummond in Diff'rent Strokes, recurring roles on General Hospital and Burke's Law, and as a panelist on Match Game) [807]
Dec. 12 Norman Bridwell 86 Author of the Clifford the Big Red Dog children's book series, which was later adopted into an animated series of the same name. [808]
Dec. 13 Bill Bonds 82 News anchor from 1968-1995, mostly on WXYZ-TV/Detroit, but also for brief stints on WABC-TV/New York City and KABC-TV/Los Angeles, known for popularizing the Action News format. [809]
Dec. 20 Larry Auerbach 91 Director (Love of Life, One Life to Live, All My Children, Another World and As the World Turns), helped to expand soap operas from 15 minutes to one hour. [810]
Dec. 22 Joseph Sargent 89 American director, known for Lassie, Gunsmoke, The Fugitive, Star Trek: The Original Series, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color and The Invaders and was also known for directing several TV movies such as Tribes, The Marcus-Nelson Murders, Love Is Never Silent, The Karen Carpenter Story, Caroline?, and Miss Rose White, also did the miniseries Manions of America and Space. [811]
Brandon Stoddard 77 Executive with ABC and president of ABC Entertainment (responsible for development on series such as The Wonder Years and thirtysomething and movies/miniseries such as Roots and The Day After) [812]
Joe Cocker 70 British singer whose cover of "With a Little Help from My Friends" was used as the theme song to The Wonder Years. [813]

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