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[edit]

January[edit]

DateEvent
1Time Warner Cable President/COO Robert Marcus becomes the company's new CEO, succeeding the retiring Glenn Britt. Marcus' ascension comes at a time when TWC is speculated as a possible acquisition target by other cable operators (it would reject a $61 billion buyout offer from Charter Communications less than two weeks later).[1][2]
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.[3]
Home shopping network ShopNBC rebrands as ShopHQ.[4]
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.[5][6][7][8]
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.[9]
2Hearst 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.[10]
5The fourth season premiere of Downton Abbey makes history for PBS, with more than 10.2 million viewers tuning in, making it the night’s most-watched scripted program and the highest rated program in the network's 44-year history. [11]
6ABC 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. The move is similar to Fox (which became the first broadcast network to limit day-after streaming to cable subscribers in 2012), with ABC restricting free access to recent episodes on its website and streaming app to other users eight days after an episode's original airdate.[12] 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.[13]
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.[14]
11CBS 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.[15]
12The 71st Golden Globe Awards telecast is watched by an estimated 20.9 million people, its best ratings in 10 years. [16]
13A 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.[17]
14DirecTV 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.[18]
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville announces its intention to file with the Federal Communications Commission to convert the license of its PBS station in Harlingen, Texas, KMBH, to a commercial license, with the intention to sign a local marketing agreement with, and sell the station to, MBTV Texas Valley LLC; the Diocese cited the expenses of running the station. Though KMBH (and its predecessor, KZLN) has always operated as a noncommercial, public television station, its channel allocation is not reserved for such operation—a rarity for a PBS station. The move may result in KMBH leaving PBS, though efforts will be made to keep PBS programming available in the Rio Grande Valley. The proceeds from the sale will be reused to repay nearly $800,000 in grants to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.[19][20]
15On Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Captain Donald Cragen (Dann Florek) retires from the NYPD, leaving Detective/Sergeant Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) as the only character who has appeared on the series for its entire run. [21]
18Sasheer Zamata joins the cast of Saturday Night Live, becoming the show's first black female cast member in six years.[22] Zamata's hiring, along with the addition of two other black women to its writing staff (Leslie Jones and LaKendra Tookes),[23] come after SNL had received criticism in 2013 for a lack of African-American women among its cast.[24]
2421st Century Fox announces it will acquire 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%).[25]
26NBC airs the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl, which introduced a new playing format featuring unconferenced teams drafted into teams lead by Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice, eliminating the AFC vs. NFC format, and likely the last to air on broadcast television for the next few years. ESPN will take over exclusive rights to the Pro Bowl from 2015 through 2022, which they made as part of their 2011 deal with the NFL to retain the exclusive rights to Monday Night Football.[26]
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards air on CBS. It's the first time the ceremony is held in January (in part to avoid a TV conflict with the 2014 Winter Olympics in February),[27] and is marked by major wins for Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, and the exchange of vows by 33 opposite-sex and same-sex couples (presided by Queen Latifah) serenaded by New Artist of The Year Award winners Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, and Madonna.[28] The only controversy came from Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, who took to Twitter to blast the producers and CBS for cutting off their closing performance featuring Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham.[29]
27How I Met Your Mother marks its 200th episode with a twist: rather than being told from Ted Mosby's point of view, it's "The Mother" (Cristin Milioti) who recalls the eight years before she met Ted (a story complete with special opening credits).[30]
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.[31]
28For the first time ever, four different televised Republican responses followed the State of the Union Address by Democratic President Barack Obama.[32]
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.[33] Grimm later apologized to his district and to NY1 for his actions.[34]
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. [35]
29For 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. [36]
31Citing cuts in the PBS member station's funding, WYIN/Gary, Indiana discontinues its news program Lakeshore News Tonight as a five-night-a-week broadcast, with affected staffers reassigned to its public radio sister station WLPR-FM, the stations' websites, daily weather updates, and other projects, including a projected spring revamp of the newscast as a weekly program.[37]

February[edit]

DateEvent
2The Seattle Seahawks defeat the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII, an event watched by 111.5 million viewers. It is the 4th time since 2010 that the NFL's championship game sets the all-time total viewership record.[38]
5GetTV 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.[39]
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, taking with it national distribution of Tom Skilling's forecasts, and the evening Illinois Lottery, Powerball and Mega Millions drawings. Likely due to contractual issues the station now broadcasts the 4 a.m. Central Time hour of WGN Morning News on weekdays instead as a replacement.[40]
5The National Football League awards its Thursday Night Football package to CBS, which will produce 16 Thursday Night 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.[41][42]
ESPN announces baseball analyst and former player Curt Schilling has been diagnosed with cancer. His status for the upcoming season is undetermined. [43]
6Coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics begins on NBC, with the network and its cable sister stations airing coverage thru February 23.[44]
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 is controversial return in 2010), and his final show features guests Billy Crystal (Leno's first Tonight guest in 1992) and Garth Brooks. Jimmy Fallon will succeed Leno on February 17.[45] Fallon will be succeeded by Seth Meyers as the new host of Late Night on February 24, becoming the third consecutive Saturday Night Live alumnus to host the show.[46]

Upcoming events[edit]

February[edit]

DateEvent
7For the first time since she left the show in 2007 after only one year and a series of controversial issues with her fellow co-hosts, Rosie O'Donnell will return to The View as a guest.[47]
24World Wrestling Entertainment will launch the WWE Network, a premium subscription Internet television channel featuring new and archived events. [48]

March[edit]

DateEvent
2The 86th Academy Awards will air on ABC.[49]
3Discovery Communications will rebrand Military Channel as American Heroes Channel, which will "provide more history based, narrative-style documentary programming".[50]
26TV Land's Hot in Cleveland and The Soul Man will kick off their season premieres with live episodes.[51] This will be the second live episode for the former, who will also introduce its first animated episode this season.[52]
31Due to holding the top spot in its demographic, Turner Broadcasting's Adult Swim will expand its programing, claiming an hour from Cartoon Network (the two channels occupy the same channel space) and run nightly from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM (ET).[53]

April[edit]

DateEvent
20Salem will make its debut on WGN America, becoming the first original scripted series produced exclusively for the Tribune Broadcasting-owned network and former Chicago superstation.[54][55]

June[edit]

DateEvent
12Coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup begins on ABC and ESPN, with Univision providing Spanish coverage. [56]

August[edit]

DateEvent
25NBC will air the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards on this date. This will be the first in the event's history that it will air on a Monday (which will air live), as NBC decided to move it in order to avoid a possible conflict with the scheduled 2014 NFL season (whose kick-off week is scheduled to start early, which could prompt NBC to move up the season premiere of Sunday Night Football) and The MTV Video Music Awards on the 24th.[57]

October[edit]

DateEvent
26For the first time in its history, the National Football League will air games in four Sunday television windows scheduled in advance, by virtue of a 9:30 a.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. GMT) start for the Atlanta Falcons-Detroit Lions game scheduled to be played in London, England.[58]

Date TBD[edit]

DateEvent
TBAThe A+E Networks-owned Biography Channel will revamp and re-brand to the lifestyle-oriented FYI.[59]
Univision Noticias, a Spanish-language news channel owned by Univision Communications, will launch.[60]
Surf Channel, a digital cable and satellite video-on-demand channel owned by Steve Bellamy (founder of Tennis Channel and The Ski Channel) devoted to surfing and water sports, will launch.[61]

Television programs[edit]

Programs debuting in 2014[edit]

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

Start dateShowChannelSource
January 1Kim of QueensLifetime[62]
Vacation House for FreeHGTV[63]
January 2Toned UpBravo[64]
Cold River CashAnimal Planet[65]
Do or DieNational Geographic Channel[66]
January 4Rev Run's RenovationDIY[67]
January 5Blood, Sweat & HeelsBravo[64]
January 6Wolf WatchMTV[68]
January 7100 Days of SummerBravo[64]
IntelligenceCBS[69]
Killer WomenABC[70]
Escaping the ProphetTLC[71]
Beat the HouseHGTV[63]
January 8Chicago PDNBC[72]
Mind of a ManGSN[73]
January 10EnlistedFox[74]
HelixSyfy[75]
January 11Lucas Bros. Moving Co.Fox[76]
Golan the Insatiable
When Calls the HeartHallmark[77]
January 12True DetectiveHBO[78]
90 Day FianceTLC[79]
January 13BittenSyFy[80]
ChozenFX[81]
Don't Trust Andrew MayneA&E[82]
January 15Crazy Hearts: Nashville[83]
January 16Jerks With CameraMTV[84]
The Brian Boitano ProjectHGTV[63]
January 17I Didn't Do ItDisney[85]
Win, Lose or Draw
January 18Thrift HuntersSpike[86]
My Big Redneck FamilyCMT[87]
January 19LookingHBO[88]
Rich Kids of Beverly HillsE![89]
January 21Opposite WorldsSyFy[90]
Are You The One?MTV[91]
January 22Broad CityComedy Central[92]
WahlburgersA&E[93]
Dark RyePivot[94]
January 23RakeFox[95]
January 25Black SailsStarz[96]
January 27Rods N' WheelsDiscovery[97]
February 5Buy This RestaurantFood Network[98]
February 13Tattoos TitansCMT[99]
February 17Star-CrossedThe CW[100]
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonNBC[45]
February 21About a Boy[101]
February 23Growing Up Fisher[101]
February 24Late Night with Seth Meyers[102]
Private Lives of Nashville WivesTNT[103]
Ronan FarrowMSNBC[104]
The (Joy) Reid Report
February 25Mind GamesABC[105]
Game of ArmsAMC[106]
Chrome UndergroundDiscovery Channel[107]
February 26MixologyABC[70]
February 27ReviewComedy Central[92]
February 28Inside JobTNT[108]
Save Our Business
March 6Celebrity Home RaidersLifetime[109]
Saint GeorgeFX[110]
March 9ResurrectionABC[111]
Cosmos: A Space-Time OdysseyFox[112]
March 10BelieveNBC[101]
March 11From Dusk till Dawn: The SeriesEl Rey[113]
March 16CrisisNBC[101]
March 18Chasing Maria MenounosOxygen[114]
March 19The 100The CW[100]
March 23American Dream BuildersNBC[101]
March 27Surviving JackFox[115]
March 31Friends with Better LivesCBS[116]
House of FoodsMTV[117]
April 2TripTankComedy Central[92]
April 6TurnAMC[106]
April 15FargoFX[118]
April 20SalemWGN America[55]
April 22Faking ItMTV[117]
April 24The Black BoxABC[105]
May 524: Live Another DayFox[115]
May 11Penny DreadfulShowtime[119]
May 20Gang RelatedFox[115]
July 2ExtantCBS[120]
Summer TBAMurder in the FirstTNT[121]
September TBAThe Meredith Vieira ShowSyndication[122]
Justice With Judge Mablean[123]
November TBABetter Call SaulAMC[124]
Fall TBABackstromFox[125]
Sonic BoomCartoon Network[126]
Celebrity Name GameSyndicated[127]
TBAFinding CarterMTV[128]
Girl Meets WorldDisney[129]
Us & ThemFox[130]
TogethernessHBO[131]
CrossbonesNBC[132]
Undateable[133]
OutlanderStarz[134]
Power[134]
Chasing LifeABC Family[135]
Star Wars RebelsDisney XD[136]

Made-for-TV movies and miniseries[edit]

Premiere dateTitleChannelSource
January 1House of SecretsLifetime Movie Network[137]
January 2The AssetsABC[70]
January 9The Spoils of BabylonIFC[138]
January 17Cloud 9Disney Channel[139]
January 18Flowers in the AtticLifetime[140]
June in JanuaryHallmark Channel[77]
My Gal SundayHallmark Movie Channel[141]
January 25Lizzie Borden Took An AxLifetime[142]
January 29Fleming: The Man Who Would Be BondBBC America[143]
February 1The Gabby Douglas StoryLifetime[144]
March 8The Trip to BountifulLifetime[144]
March 8A Ring by SpringHallmark Channel[145]
December 4Peter Pan Live!NBC[146]

Programs changing networks[edit]

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

ShowMoved fromMoved toSource
American Dad!FoxTBS[147]
LegitFXFXX[148]
Wilfred[149]

Programs returning in 2014[edit]

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

ShowLast airedPrevious channelNew/returning/same channelReturn dateSource
Inside Politics2005CNNSameFebruary 2[150]
242010FoxMay 5[151]
Last Comic StandingNBCSummer[152]
Masters of Illusion2009MyNetworkTVThe CW2014[153]
The Killing2013AMCNetflixTBA[154]

Milestone episodes in 2014[edit]

ShowNetworkEpisode #Episode titleEpisode air dateSource
Parks and RecreationNBC100th"Second Chunce"January 9[155]
American MastersPBS200thSalingerJanuary 21[156]
The Vampire DiariesThe CW100th"500 Years of Solitude"January 23[157]
How I Met Your MotherCBS200th"How Your Mother Met Me"January 27[30]
Criminal Minds"200"February 5[158]
GleeFox100thTBAMarch 18
Hot in ClevelandTV LandMay[159]

Programs ending in 2014[edit]

End dateShowNetworkFirst airedStatusSource
January 23Sean Saves the WorldNBC2013Cancelled[160]
The Michael J. Fox Show[161]
February 6Showbiz TonightHLN2005[162]
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoNBC1992Ended[163]
February 7Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009[102]
February 16Good Luck CharlieDisney Channel2010[164]
March 26PsychUSA2006[165]
March 31How I Met Your MotherCBS2005[116]
April 1JustifiedFX2010[166]
JuneKatieSyndication2012Canceled[167]
June 29CalifornicationShowtime2007[168]
FallThe NewsroomHBO2012Ended[169]
TBAJudge AlexSyndication2005Canceled[170]
WilfredFXX2011Ended[149]
Warehouse 13Syfy2009[171]
Boardwalk EmpireHBO2010[172]
True Blood2008[173]
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy FactoryMTV2009[174]
Fish HooksDisney Channel2010[175]
A.N.T. Farm2011[176]

Television stations[edit]

Stations changing network affiliation[edit]

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

DateMarketStationChannelPrior affiliationNew affiliationSource
January 1Madison, WisconsinWMTV15.2The Local AccuWeather ChannelWeatherNation TV[177]
Phoenix, ArizonaKNXV-TV15.2Live Well NetworkAntenna TV
Salt Lake City, UtahKSL-TV5.2Cozi TV

Deaths[edit]

DateNameAgeNotabilitySource
Jan. 3George Goodman83Economics journalist/author (writing as "Adam Smith") and host of PBS' Adam Smith's Money World[178]
Jan. 5Carmen Zapata86Latino American actress (TV roles including Viva Valdez, Villa Alegre, and Santa Barbara)[179]
Jan. 6Monica Spear29Venezuelan-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)[180]
Jan. 10Eric Lawson72American 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)[181]
Jan. 12Frank Marth91American 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)[182]
Jan. 16Russell Johnson89American 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.[183]
Dave Madden82Canadian-born American actor (The Partridge Family).[184]
Jan. 17Roy Garber49American businessman and Reality television participant (Shipping Wars)[185]
Jan. 18Sarah Marshall80British-born American Stage/Film/TV 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)[186]
Jan. 19Ben Starr92Film and TV writer (work on several TV series, most notably as co-creator of The Facts of Life and Silver Spoons)[187]
Jan. 22Luis Ávalos67Cuban-born American actor (The Electric Company)[188]
Chet Curtis74Television 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)[189]
Jan. 30Arthur Rankin, Jr.89Animator/director and co-founder of Rankin/Bass Productions (producer of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, ThunderCats and other animated TV series and specials)[190]
Jan. 31Judy Martin49Television news anchor on News 12 Long Island from 1998 to 2014, as well as CNBC and NPR[191]
Feb. 2Philip Seymour Hoffman46American Oscar-winning 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)[192]
Feb. 3Richard Bull89Actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Little House on the Prairie)[193]
Feb. 6Ralph Kiner91Former Major League Baseball player and TV/radio broadcaster for the New York Mets[194]

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