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Tom Hanks reunited with Two of his former big screen co-stars Tuesday night ... Kevin Bacon and Ed Burns ... and it was the most exciting thing that's happened at a Knicks game in months. The actors all chilled out courtside as the last place Knicks took on the almost-last place Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden. Of course, Hanks starred in "Saving Private Ryan" with Burns ... and shared the screen with Kevin Bacon in "Apollo 13." Also »
- TMZ Staff
This review contains spoilers.
3.1 New Blood
No matter where you go in New York City, there's some sort of dimly lit basement full of construction equipment. It seems like, as part of a power-saving measure, nobody ever has the lights on and they're incapable of turning them on. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the world of The Following, America's favorite dumb show about people getting shot, stabbed, strangled, and otherwise mutilated for entertainment purposes. Love it or hate it, and most people seem to hate it, this is a show that knows what it's here for, and it doesn't waste much time before jumping right into the kind of mayhem that we expect from Joe's cult of crazies.
It's a lovely wedding for Gina Mendez (Valerie Cruz) and her partner, capped off »
Last year, Fox renewed The Following for a third season -- despite the fact that the series lost a third of its audience during the second season. Will the ratings continue to fall this time around? Will The Following be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.
The third season of The Following picks up a year after former FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and his team put serial killer and cult leader Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) back on death row. The rest of the cast includes Shawn Ashmore, Jessica Stroup, Michael Ealy, Sam Underwood, and Zuleikha Robinson.
The higher a show's ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically the following morning, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest. (more…) »
Someone check on Daniel Stern‘s voiceover availability: Fred Savage is joining Rob Lowe on sitcom “The Grinder,” TheWrap has learned. The former “Wonder Years” star will play Lowe’s younger brother on the 20th Century Fox show. Savage has spent much of his adult life behind the camera rather than in front, though he did star on 2006’s short-lived ABC series “Crumbs.” Also Read: Kevin Bacon’s Investigation Takes a Dark Turn on ‘The Following’s’ Season 3 Premiere (Exclusive Video) The show follows Lowe’s titular TV attorney character, whose long-running hit series comes to an end putting him at a crossroads. »
- Tony Maglio
Fox’s “The Following” kicked off its third season Monday with decent numbers, down from last year but above the recent timeslot average of “Sleepy Hollow.” Like everything else on the Monday schedule, though, it was devoured by NBC’s “The Voice,” which dominated the night despite slight demo declines from its week-earlier premiere.
According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen,the Kevin Bacon drama “The Following” averaged a 1.6 rating/4 share in adults 18-49 and 4.8 million viewers overall in the 9 o’clock hour — down 20% from its timeslot premiere a year ago but matching the show’s Monday average of last season. “Sleepy Hollow” did below a 1.6 with all six of its 2015 originals, including last week’s finale (1.4).
“Following” may have a tougher time in coming weeks, though, as its “Gotham” lead-in will be airing some repeats. Last night, “Gotham” cooled off some (2.0/6 in 18-49, 6.1 million viewers overall), declining 0.3 from its 2015 high set last week. »
- Rick Kissell
It was one of those mixed nights on primetime Monday with a debut, a near end, repeats and a rising original or two. The debut was the Season 3 premiere of The Following (1.6/4) at 9 Pm after Gotham (2.0/6), with the near end being ABC's The Bachelor (2.4/7). Unsurprisingly, the return of Fox’s Kevin Bacon-led thriller series was down from its Season 2 debut of January 19 last year. I say the 63% drop was unsurprising because that previous premiere was on a Sunday at… »
Fox’s The Following on Monday night scared up 4.8 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating, up a tenth from its sophomore finale and improving on Sleepy Hollow‘s most recent numbers (4.4 mil/1.4).
Versus Season 2’s Monday opener, however, The Following was down 20 percent.
RelatedThe Following Season Premiere Recap: Wait, Who Was Driving That Car?
Opening Fox’s night, Gotham (6.1 mil/2.0) slipped 6 and 13 percent.
Related2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
ABC | The Bachelor (8.1 mil/2.4) slipped 10 percent and two tenths, but was up a tenth from its year-ago “Women Tell All” reer! »
When we left Ryan Harding and the world-weary team on The Following last season, though they were battered and bruised, they seemed to have finally nabbed the bad guy. But of course, evil can’t truly be contained on this show. Kevin Bacon spoke to Vulture about Monday’s two-hour season-three premiere, playing an antihero, and Footloose. So we get to see you dance in the season-three premiere. I do dance a little! It’s true. When I saw that, I was like, “What exactly do they have in mind? I hope this isn’t turning into the angry warehouse dance.” That would definitely jump the shark. But it would be entertaining. Like when you pulled out that old number for Fallon last year.Yeah, the fan reaction to that was amazing. It got 17 million hits or something like that. Can you believe that it has so much staying power? »
- Sona Charaipotra
If Mark (Sam Underwood), one of the two terrifying twins from last season of The Following, wasn't crazy before, he's certainly gone off the deep end now. The sole surviving psycho twin has been laying low for six months on Fox's serial killer thriller, waiting to put his revenge plan into play on Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore) and Max Hardy (Jessica Stroup) for killing his mother Lily (Connie Nielsen) last season. And while he definitely had some issues before, losing his more confident better half has left him a total mess. Now he's having full conversations with his dead brother Luke, allowing "Luke" to take over his own body and take control of the situation when »
Kevin Bacon spends most of the first eight minutes of The Following‘s Season 3 premiere smiling. This is notable, because it’s the longest stretch we’ve seen the eternally tortured Ryan Hardy happy in the series to date.
And given what happens in rest of the hour, it’s likely the last time we’ll see him this way for quite a while.
What new ways have the depraved minds of the world found to torment Bacon’s beat-down alter ego? What threat lurks now that Joe Carroll is — for the moment, at least — locked away in a federal prison? »
This review is based on the first two episodes of season three, which were provided to us for review purposes prior to broadcast.
“It’s happening again, isn’t it?” asks a character of Kevin Bacon’s Ryan Hardy towards the end of The Following‘s third season premiere. The “Well, duh” isn’t explicitly stated within the show, but no doubt you’ll provide your own. Taking place a full year after the events of season two, the show picks up at Agent Mendez’s wedding, where we discover Mike and Max have separated and Ryan has a new girlfriend. Then someone mentions Joe Carroll’s imminent execution, a mysteriously ominous caterer makes a move, and The Following is back to its darkly cynical slice of confusingly watchable schlock TV. Those expecting a massive reset this season will be in for a torture warehouse-size disappointment, but anyone totally game »
- Mitchel Broussard
Kevin Bacon finds himself in a killer’s crosshairs when “The Following” returns for its Season 3 debut on Monday. Tragedy and murder continue to be a recurring motif for his character, FBI agent Ryan Hardy, but much has changed on Fox’s dark psychological drama, which picks up quite some time after antagonist Joe Carroll’s (James Purefoy) capture. Since we saw them last, Ryan’s niece Max Hardy (Jessica Stroup), formerly a detective with the NYPD, joined the FBI and is no longer dating Agent Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore). See Photos: The Faces of Pilot Season 2015 Ryan, meanwhile, is »
- Travis Reilly
If you've never seen a single episode of The Following, then tonight's season three premiere is the perfect time to start watching. Even though two full seasons of drama and action have already come and gone, this new season opens a brand new chapter of the hit Fox show. Beginning with a massive time jump, FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) has put his obsession with serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) in the past, and now that Joe's on death row awaiting his execution, Ryan believes he'll never have to see him ever again. He's happy, has a new lease on life, and has truly moved on from the darkness in his past...that is, until one of his secrets threatens to bring all that pain and »
“You won’t be seeing me anymore,” Ryan Hardy promised the murderer, whose capture he’d personally supervised (and whose life he’d very nearly taken).
But “anymore” — like nevermore — is a really long time. And though Kevin Bacon‘s Ryan may not actually see James Purefoy‘s Joe as the Fox drama kicks off a third season, Carroll’s influence is as palpable as an ice pick through the eye. »
Unlike a vast number of characters that have appeared in “The Following,” the show itself just wouldn’t die. On the plus side, this grim Kevin Bacon vehicle returns for season three feeling less gruesome and promiscuous about its body count, although the basic conceit — a stunning number of people who don’t just admire serial killers but blindly follow them — remains intact. Ratings for the show have been so-so, and Fox has launched some promising rookie dramas since its renewal, which, barring an unforeseen surge of interest here, should be reason enough to put Kevin Williamson’s creation out of its misery.
Despite the storytelling cartwheels undertaken to keep it going, “The Following” wasn’t built to last. So the twists became increasingly ridiculous in service to prolonging the perils of Bacon’s FBI agent Ryan Hardy, who could teach Michael Corleone a thing or two about being pulled »
- Brian Lowry
Season two of the Starz high seas drama, Black Sails, is sailing along and series regulars Hannah New, Toby Stephens & more talk about where the trip will take them over the next few weeks. Plus Kevin Bigley and Kevin Daniels show us why the USA Network comedy Sirens is scoring some pretty big laughs.
Be sure to follow us on Twitter @ThePointRadio. »
- Mike Raub
The sun sets over the San Gabriel Mountains as Kevin Bacon considers his first starring role in television. He leans back on a couch on a patio at a Pasadena hotel, and analyzes how his character, former FBI agent Ryan Hardy of The Following, has evolved. Season 3 of The Following returns season Mondays on Fox beginning with a two-hour premiere on March 2. “One of the biggest things is I am with a woman I actually should be with,” Bacon says. “Ryan does not have a good picker. I fell in love with the wife of a serial killer. … Continue reading →
- Jacqueline Cutler
The Hollywood actor drops into the Brighton home of Chris and Stephen to hand-deliver and set up Ee TV for the starstruck couple.
Bacon makes his dramatic arrival at their house in a helicopter, with Stephen asking Chris: "Is that Kevin Bacon with a huge package?"
It ends with the Following star donning Chris's famous pair of tiny pink shorts.
The reality TV couple enthused: "It's not every day a Hollywood superstar stops by for a cup of tea and to watch some TV! Television is a massive part of our life, but we often find ourselves having to choose between programmes with loads to choose from now.
"Ee TV has some really cool features that mean we can now watch what we want, when we want, whatever room we are in! »
Nick Jonas expressed his love for Kanye West's music with an epic rendition of Yeezy's hit, "Only One." The 22-year-old singer shared his version of the song and even took to Twitter to tell the rapper about how much he loves the new single. "@kanyewest I love this song so much I had to sing it myself...," he wrote on the social media site. Jonas' cover is full of soul, just like his own "Jealous," which has also been topping the music charts. Check it out below! Nick may be a skilled singer, but he's definitely not the best Pictionary partner! The sexy crooner stopped by "The Tonight Show" last week, where he tested his drawing expertise in a game with Jimmy Fallon, Don Cheadle and Kevin Bacon. At one point, Fallon drew the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Jonas cautiously suggested, "The leaning tower?" Fallon literally dropped to the floor, »
- tooFab Staff
IMDb has been at the forefront of online movie fandom for over two decades, and in that time everyone has learned which parts are best avoided. You don’t enter the message boards unless you want to see sane discussions descend into cries of fanboy bias; you don’t start researching an actor without giving up two hours of your life to play a never-ending, one-player game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon; and, most importantly, you accept that the sites oft-quoted star ratings are more than a little inaccurate.
Still, even if you know how skewed and narrow the whole thing is, it’s hard not to be influenced by a movie’s IMDb score; if a film has a rating 7.0 or below, it clearly can’t be worth your time, and if it doesn’t hit an 8.0 it can’t exactly be called a must see.
- Alex Leadbeater
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