These small-plate-sized pieces of TV news won’t spoil your dinner.
Starting next month, you won’t have to stay up quite as late to see “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” ABC is moving the start time of Kimmel’s show to from 12:05 a.m. to midnight starting Feb. 4, shortening “Nightline” by five minutes. In return, though, ABC will air 13 “Nightline” prime-time specials in the coming year. [Hollywood Reporter]
Angela Bromstad is stepping down from her post as president of NBC Entertainment and Unviersal Media Studios. Her not-unexpected exit comes only a few days after federal regulators approved the merger of Comcast and NBC Universal; former Showtime head Robert Greenblatt will run the network once the merger is finished. [Variety]
“Hot in Cleveland” opened its second season to decent ratings Wednesday (Jan. 19), averaging 3 million viewers for the premiere. That’s down a good bit from the 4.75 million who watched the series debut in August, but it’s still not a bad number considering the heavier competition. TV Land’s new sitcom “Retired at 35,” meanwhile, drew 2 million people following “Hot in Cleveland.” [TV Land]
ABC has set an April 14 premiere date for its new competition show “Take the Money and Run,” in which players try to outwit law-enforcement professionals and win $100,000 in cash. It will air in the 8 p.m. Thursday spot currently occupied by “Wipeout.” [ABC]
Showtime’s Don Cheadle comedy pilot “House of Lies” has cast its female lead. Dawn Olivieri (“Heroes”) will play Cheadle’s pill-popping ex-wife and chief professional rival in the management-consultant business. [Deadline]
Coming soon to some kind of screen near you: “Angry Birds,” the series. Rovio, which makes the incredibly popular mobile app, is considering producing an animated series based on the game for TV, the web or both. [New York Post]