“sex offender” Morgan sentenced to two years of probation, $1,000 fine. After pleading guilty to felony child pornography charges, Morgan Moss “was sentenced to 24 months’ probation, ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and will be required to register as a sex offender,” according to The Chicago Tribune. Drug and other charges of manufacturing child… continue reading
Survivor, American High win Emmys. The technical achievement Emmys were awarded Saturday at a separate ceremony, and there, Survivor won in two of the six categories it was nominated in: outstanding non-fiction program (special class) and outstanding sound mixing for a non-fiction program. American High won in its category, outstanding non-fiction program (reality), beating Taxicab… continue reading
Morgan indicted on criminal sexual assault, child porn and drug charges.American High‘s resident bad boy has been indicted by a grand jury on “criminal sexual assault, child pornography and drug charges”; he “is accused of videotaping himself having sex on separate occasions with two 16-year-old girls,” the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Police found out about the… continue reading
American High graduates tonight. American High concludes its run on PBS tonight with an hour-long graduation episode, which airs in most places at 10 p.m. ET. Chat live with creator R.J. Cutler and cast member Morgan after the show. It appears that low (or, not quite high) ratings have followed the show to PBS, and… continue reading
R.J. Cutler wants to use a rural or urban school for next American High. In a story about American High‘s transition to PBS, creator R.J. Cutler indicates that he’d like to do a second season of the show, this time in an urban or rural area.
North Carolina PBS station UNC-TV refuses to air American High. UNC-TV, a PBS affiliate in the Raleigh/Durham area, won’t air American High, in part because of the show’s “explicit content” that would violate the “safe haven” that parents expect from the channel, The News & Observer reports. The station was going to move it to… continue reading
American High is back on PBS. American High returns to prime-time tonight, starting with the first episode. Unlike FOX’s brilliant programming, putting the show opposite Big Brother (which, despite its crappiness, had Survivor‘s lead-in), PBS is running American High at 10 p.m. ET (although you should check your local listings just in case). It’s only… continue reading
Morgan: “I’d rather it be on PBS than on a TV station with Temptation Island.” American High star Morgan talked to TV critics, and said the cancellation wasn’t “that bad,” because now it’ll air on a more respectable station. PBS will air the show–which FOX unceremoniously dumped after just four episodes–starting April 4.
PBS was interested in American High before it was cancelled. Although PBS wanted FOX’s reality TV show right away, it took them a while to get the rights to American High because FOX wasn’t ready to give it up–even though they cancelled the show. “It is not easy, shall we say, to extract a series… continue reading
American high will return–on PBS. Although it was quickly cancelled by FOX after suffering low ratings, American High has been picked up by PBS. The show, which follows a group of high school seniors in suburban Chicago, will return next April. Two half-hour episodes will air each week: the previous week’s episode and a new… continue reading
Survivor’s ratings rule (again); FOX does better with Futurama. Once again, Survivor is on the top of the ratings; repeats of Futurama Wednesday that replaced American High actually did better than the now-canceled series did last week.
FOX cancels American High. Variety reports that American High has been canceled even before it’s fifth and sixth episodes had a chance to air. Yesterday, Inside.com speculated that the show might be history if Wednesday’s eps didn’t do well in the ratings. But the geniuses at FOX who put the show up against CBS’ Big… continue reading
American High has low ratings because it’s a “novel series.” Despite the fact that every single network except FOX showed an upturn in viewers post-Survivor on Wednesday night, EW says we shouldn’t write off American High yet. FOX reaired the first two epsiodes of the show on Tuesday, signaling the net is supporting the show;… continue reading
American High encore will air tonight. The first two episodes of American High, which were pounded in the ratings by Big Brother, will air again tonight on FOX at 9 p.m. EST. There’s no word yet, however, on plans to move future episodes away from the slot opposite CBS’ other reality TV show.
“Survivor whips GOP”; Big Brother overshadows American High. Wednesday night’s Survivor drew an all-time high of more than 27 million viewers, easily beating the other three networks, which were showing the Republican National Convention. American High‘s 4.24 million viewers was easily trounced by Big Brother‘s 17.44 million viewers, making the decision to put the new… continue reading