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The Librarians: Season One Ratings

11 December 2014 11:24 AM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

TNT has had some great ratings success with The Librarian, their series of made-for-tv movies. Now, they've decided to create a weekly TV show called The Librarians which introduces new characters. Will the show also be a success? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.

On The Librarians, Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) welcomes four new people to the library organization, to help solve ancient mysteries and recover/protect historical artifacts. Together, they fight against supernatural threats -- including the mysterious and immortal Dulaque (Matt Frewer) and the Serpent Brotherhood. The show stars Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim, and John Larroquette. Wyle, Jane Curtin, and Bob Newhart will recur in their roles from the movies.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TV Review: The Librarians

8 December 2014 10:33 PM, PST | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

[Spoiler Alert: This review contains a few spoilers, though I have tried to keep them to a minimum while still making this a viable review.]

When the first made-for-tv Librarian movie appeared in 2004 (The Librarian: Quest for the Spear), I watched it simply because it sounded so silly (and I also have a fondness for magic and fantasy). The premise is a normal metropolitan library under which is hidden a magical library containing not only rare (or mythical) books and manuscripts, but historical/magical (and religious) artifacts: the Ark of the Covenant, Excalibur, Pandora’s Box, even Noah’s Ark. This library -- which exists to protects these items, as well as protecting the general public from the wrong use of magic -- is overseen by Judson (Bob Newhart) and his assistant, Charlene (Jane Curtin). They hire a librarian whose job it is to go around the world either finding magical artifacts, or preventing those artifacts from falling into the wrong hands. The librarian is chosen for a combination of the breadth of his knowledge and intelligence, »

- Ian Alterman

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Noah Wyle, Rebecca Romijn Promise TNT’s ‘Librarians’ Is Like Nothing Else on TV

5 December 2014 3:59 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Magical artifacts, ninjas in Oklahoma, and a blow torch made of prosciutto and a cucumber… it must be “The Librarians,” TNT’s new adventure-fantasy series, a follow-up to the network’s “Librarian” movie trilogy, which first bowed a decade ago.

The new series serves as a continuation of the movies, with Noah Wyle reprising his role as Flynn Carsen, the titular Librarian responsible for finding and protecting objects of mythical importance. For Wyle, continuing the fun and adventure of the movies is a dream come true, though admittedly one that came with some trepidation.

“I was really nervous to do it,” Wyle says of stepping back into the role nearly seven years after the final movie. “Then, I put on this costume, and the first scene we shot was the first scene that Flynn appears in in the show — which is when he falls out of a wall — and as »

- Shelli Weinstein

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TV Review: ‘The Librarians’

5 December 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Although TNT has discussed exploring edgier fare, its decision to elevate “The Librarian” movies, which starred Noah Wyle, into a series in which he’ll occasionally appear represents a throwback to the network’s broad popcorn-oriented approach. Indeed, the two-hour launch – assembling a trio of “librarians” (hence the plural title) tasked with thwarting magical threats, with Rebecca Romijn as their guardian – could have been spawned in the ’80s or ’90s, back when “Indiana Jones” knockoffs were all the rage. That’s not to say “Librarians” isn’t sporadically fun, but there’s just not a particularly strong incentive to check it out.

For those who missed the movies, Wyle (who doubles as an exec producer, and also stars in TNT’s “Falling Skies”) plays Flynn Carsen, drafted – initially to his understandable shock – to safeguard mystical treasures, a sacred trust operating in secret beneath the Metropolitan Public Library, thus explaining his rather mundane superhero moniker. »

- Brian Lowry

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TNT's "Librarians" Gets A Full Trailer

5 November 2014 12:08 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following three TV movies over the past decade or so, TNT decided a while back to turn its "The Librarian" franchise into a regular TV series. Now the results can be seen in a new full-length trailer for "The Librarians" released today by the network.

While Noah Wyle led the charge in the telemovies, here he takes a back seat and will pop in and out in a recurring role as the enigmatic supervisor of a new group of characters who will take on the task of looking for artifacts with mythical powers around the globe.

Said new faces include the likes of Rebecca Romijn ("X-Men"), Emmy winning comedian John Laroquette, Christian Kane ("Angel"), Lindy Booth ("Dawn of the Dead") and Australian soap star John Kim. Look out for a Bruce Campbell cameo too in the trailer, whilst the likes of Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin will pop up in the show. »

- Garth Franklin

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TNT Debuts a New Trailer for their Upcoming Series The Librarians

4 November 2014 11:38 AM, PST | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

TNT is returning to the world of its hit The Librarian franchise with a brand new series from Electric Entertainment and executive producers Dean Devlin, John Rogers and Marc Roskin. Rebecca Romijn (X-Men), Christian Kane ("Leverage," "Angel"), Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead, The Philanthropist) and John Kim (Neighbors, The Pacific) star in the series as the newest protectors of the world's mystical treasures, with Emmy winner John Larroquette ("Night Court," Deception) as their reluctant caretaker. Noah Wyle ("Falling Skies," "ER") serves as executive producer and recurs as Flynn Carsen, the role he played in TNT's movie trilogy. Also reprising their roles from the movies will be guest stars Bob Newhart ("The Big Bang Theory," "The Bob Newhart Show") and Jane Curtin ("Kate & Allie," "3rd Rock from the Sun"). Today, "The Librarians" has debuted a new trailer, which you can check out in the player below. »

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Joy Saunders, Actress on Stage, TV, Dies at 89

27 October 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Joy Silver died at home in Scarborough, N.Y. on October 24, 2014, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was 89.

Under the stage name Joy Saunders, she made her Broadway debut in the controversial and short-lived “A Pin to See the Peepshow” with Roger Moore, and appeared Off Broadway, in film, TV, and radio. Along with Tom Poston and Jason Robards, Joy was a founding member of the Greenwich Mews Theatre, a pioneer experiment in nontraditional casting. She was directed by Lloyd Richards and Morton da Costa.

She took a break from acting to raise her family.

Later television appearances included seven episodes of “Kate and Allie” and a role as a member of the cooking class on “Working It Out” with Jane Curtin and Stephen Collins. Staged readings included “Sisters of Sisters” by Cynthia L. Cooper, and a workshop production of “Waiting for Godot” under the direction of her son, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Diablo Cody: But What I Really Want to Know Is...

20 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Diablo Cody is an Oscar-winning screenwriter, an acclaimed author, and one of the big reasons Twitter is worth tolerating, but we mainly love the "Juno" scribe because she's a great interviewee. On the first episode of HitFix's new interview series But What I Really Want To Know Is..., we caught up with Cody (a.k.a. Brook Maurio) to discuss her least favorite screenwriting cliches, the filming of her next movie "Ricki and the Flash" with Meryl Streep, and the woman who warned her to put her Oscar away for good.  We also play a round of our favorite game called Who's In Your Coven? Pick five living women who represent, for lack of a better term, your "spirit animals." Mine are Jane Fonda, Jane Curtin, Lesley Ann Warren, Lee Grant, and Cynthia Nixon. Who did Diablo Cody pick? Your head will spin.    »

- Louis Virtel

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Electric books Librarians deals

15 October 2014 4:21 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Mipcom: First two episodes of series based on the Noah Wyle-starring movie franchise screened in Cannes.

Electric Entertainment has secured deals with multiple territories for Electric-produced TV series The Librarians, including the remainder of English-language markets such as Australia, Canada and South Africa. 

In addition to the NBC Universal Pay TV sale for more than 100 territories, the series has sold to Bell Media for Canada, Fox for Sweden and Norway, TV Plus for Poland, TV 2 for Hungary, Icon Film Distribution for Australia/Nz, Daro for South Africa and Gravity for the Cis. 

Noah Wyle (Falling Skies, ER) reprises his role from The Librarians movie trilogy as a recurring character in the series, which stars Rebecca Romijn (X-Men). 

Electric Entertainment held a special screening at Mipcom in Cannes this week for buyers of the first two episodes of the show, with Romijn in attendance. 

The Librarians is scheduled to make its Us debut on TNT on Dec »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Unforgettable: Cancelled by CBS Again; No Season Four

11 October 2014 12:53 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It looks like Unforgettable is joining Reckless on the casualty list this week. CBS has decided to cancel Unforgettable (for the second time) after three seasons on the air.

Unforgettable follows Carrie Wells (Poppy Montgomery), a police detective who has hyperthymesia -- a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. Unfortunately, the one thing she can't remember is what happened on the day her sister was killed. The show's cast also includes Dallas Roberts, Dylan Walsh, Tawny Cypress, James Hiroyuki Liao, and Jane Curtin.

The series debuted on CBS in the fall of 2011 and the first season averaged a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.3 million viewers. That wasn't good enough for the network and they cancelled it in May 2012.

Sony Pictures TV (which co-produces with CBS TV Studios) shopped the series »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Original Saturday Night Live Cast Member Garrett Morris Recalls the Show’s First Few Seasons

10 October 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In 1975, NBC’s Saturday Night Live redefined TV comedy using a variety format that was not unlike vaudeville. With a mix of live music, comic monologues, short films, and sketches, SNL employed a radical sense of humor to lampoon everything and everyone from the nation’s president to sex to consumerism. The show not only captured the Zeitgeist of the ’70s, but it also served as a launchpad for its diverse stable of stars, which, at the time, included John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, and Garrett Morris, among others. Morris, the only black actor in SNL’s original cast, spoke to Sean Fitz-Gerald about eight of his earliest memories. Now 77 years old, Morris currently appears as Earl on CBS’s 2 Broke Girls.1. A lot of people auditioned (unsuccessfully) to be SNL’s first black cast member.I was called by a friend of mine who had produced The Secret Place, »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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These are the best sketches from each season of 'Saturday Night Live'

24 September 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Before we begin, an explanation: This is not a list of the 39 best SNL sketches of all time.

Any institution that lasts as long as Saturday Night Live has—and that experiences as much cast and writer turnover as Saturday Night Live does—will necessarily have stronger years and leaner years. In SNL’s case, the difference between eras can be especially stark; you’re more likely to laugh at a meh John Belushi sketch than you are at even the finest display of Charles Rocket’s talents. Given that fact, it’s easy for a simple “best sketches ever »

- Hillary Busis

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Chris Pratt Will Host the 'Saturday Night Live' Season Premiere

10 September 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Bust out the tater tots! Chris Pratt will host the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" on September 27, alongside young songbird Ariana Grande. This isn't just any old season premiere, though. It's the 40th anniversary of "SNL," which kicked off in 1975 with Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, and other comic stalwarts. Of course, Pratt's "Parks and Rec" boss Amy Poehler rocked the mic at "SNL" before leaving to have a baby in 2008.

Given the glorious history of cameo appearances on "SNL," we've got our fingers crossed that Poehler might show up, or maybe even Anna Faris, the very funny real-life love of the Star-Lord himself. In any case, we're looking forward to seeing Pratt's sketch prowess.

Pratt and the "Parks" crew were in DC this past week to film some scenes for the next season. Check out the pics!

[Via Vulture]

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- Jenni Miller

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Unforgettable: Season Three Ratings

14 July 2014 2:05 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

CBS initially cancelled Unforgettable after one season but then decided to bring it back for a summer season. The ratings were much lower in season two. Now, they've brought it back for a third year. Will the ratings continue to fall or will they rise? How low can they go before the TV show is cancelled? Will it be renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned to find out.

Unforgettable follows Carrie Wells (Poppy Montgomery), a police detective who has hyperthymesia -- a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. Unfortunately, the one thing she can't remember is what happened on the day her sister was killed. The show's cast also includes Dallas Roberts, Dylan Walsh, Tawny Cypress, James Hiroyuki Liao, and Jane Curtin.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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How John Oliver and HBO Shattered TV’s Comedy-News Format

2 July 2014 10:47 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Brevity, so it has been said, is the soul of wit. John Oliver seems to believe the opposite is equally true.

The comedian has been letting loose on his new HBO program “Last Week Tonight,” unveiling segments that can last anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes and often pack as much research as a front-page story you might see from a traditional outlet like a newspaper (when front-page stories carried more weight in the modern news cycle). Last Sunday, Oliver presented a nearly 20-minute treatise on the plight of gay, lesbian and transgender citizens of Uganda, raising the notion that evangelicals from America may have played an instrumental role in harsh new treatment being doled out by that nation’s government.

The segment included nods to information from Al Jazeera, NPR, the Kaiser Family Foundation, CNN, MSNBC, Christian evangelical news organization World, and advocacy group Political Research Associates, not to mention an »

- Brian Steinberg

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‘The Librarians’ TV Series to Premiere Worldwide With Universal Networks International

25 June 2014 1:16 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Universal Networks International announced Wednesday that the Electric Entertainment-produced TV series “The Librarians” is coming to Universal Channel in over 100 countries.

The show’s worldwide debut will come within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere on TNT in December. Universal Channel viewers in Australia, Asia, Europe and Latin America will all be able to tune in to the new series timed to the U.S. premiere.

Based on the TNT TV movie franchise “The Librarian,” the 10-episode drama series features “Falling Skies” actor Noah Wyle reprising his role from the movie series alongside Rebecca Romijn and a cast that includes Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin — who appeared in the original series — as well as John Larroquette, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and Matt Frewer.

The show centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath Gotham’s Metropolitan Public Library, dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden around them. »

- Andrea Seikaly

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Saturday Night Live Plans 40th Anniversary Celebration

19 April 2014 4:31 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Look at the current landscape of American comedy in TV and film, and you will see an institution that has been shaped, molded and influenced by one show more than any other, for 39 years. Saturday Night Live has consistently proven itself to be the training ground for some of the best writers and performers in the business today, and it is preparing to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

Created by Lorne Michaels, and developed by Dick Ebersol (previously NBC’s Vice President of late-night programming) in 1975, Saturday Night Live is the late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show that was designed to parody culture and politics with a repertory cast, celebrity guest hosts and a musical guest performance each week. It is one of the longest-running network TV shows in America, with a bulging trophy cabinet that includes 36 prime-time Emmys, 3 Writer’s Guild Association awards and a Peabody. In 2012, it »

- Sarah Myles

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TV News: Rosemary, Librarians, Radiant, Girl

10 April 2014 8:56 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Rosemary's Baby

NBC has announced air dates for its two-part, four-hour "Rosemary's Baby" miniseries. The first part premieres 9pm on Mother's Day - Sunday May 11th, the second a few days later at 9pm on Thursday, May 15th.

It's a highly competitive timeslot for the Zoe Saldana-led series, competing with the "Penny Dreadful" premiere & "Revenge" season finale on Sunday along with the "Elementary" and "Grey's Anatomy" season finales on Thursday. [Source: NBC]

The Librarians

TNT has given the green light to "The Librarians," a ten-episode series follow-up to the network's hit "The Librarian" telemovie trilogy. A late 2014 premiere is being targeted.

Rebecca Romijn has joined the cast in the female lead opposite returning champ Noah Wyle who will only recur (due to his "Falling Skies" commitments). Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim along with comedy legends John Larroquette, Matt Frewer, Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin also star. [Source: Deadline]

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- Garth Franklin

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The Librarians: New TNT TV Show Based on Noah Wyle Movies

10 April 2014 7:24 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

TNT ordered a new action series called The Librarians, based on The Librarian trio of TV movies. Noah Wyle, who starred in the movies, will executive produce and recur.

The new series will star Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim, and John Larroquette. In addition, Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin will reprise their roles from the movies and Matt Frewer will also have a recurring role.

Here are the details:

TNT Greenlights Action-packed Drama Series "The Librarians," Starring Rebecca Romijn And Executive-produced By Dean Devlin

Noah Wyle to Executive-Produce and Reprise Recurring Role from The Librarian Movie Trilogy

Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim and John Larroquette to Star in Series, With Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin Set to Reprise Roles and Matt Frewer to Recur

TNT is returning to »

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Should Samantha Bee Take Over for Stephen Colbert?

10 April 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook   Stephen Colbert is taking over for David Letterman. Great! Fine. Except that leaves a spot open at Comedy Central. And this is Samantha Bee's time to seize that half hour and fill the Jane Curtin-sized space in television reserved for comically exasperated female news anchors. Samantha Bee's gritty facial expressions and aggressive irreverence are a throwback to the things I cherish most -- namely, Beth Littleford, the original doyenne of "The Daily Show" correspondent team. I want a half hour of hard-hitting, deeply misinformed news led by a lady. Brooke Alvarez over at The Onion does fine work, but Samantha Bee's go-for-broke, misinformed style is ready for primetime. Who do you think should take over for Colbert?   »

- Louis Virtel

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