18 items from 2014
The ratings for NCIS dropped last season but the series remained the most-watched TV show on network television. While there seems to be no chance of NCIS being cancelled, shows do get more expensive the longer they're on the air and this one's been around a long time. Could this be the final season or is a 13th season renewal all-but guaranteed? Stay tuned.
On NCIS, Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his team of special agents continue to investigate crimes that involve the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Co-stars are Emily Wickersham, Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray, David McCallum, Pauley Perrette, Rocky Carroll, and Brian Dietzen.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes »
Will Once Upon a Time revisit Emma’s wild child days? Is The Mentalist engaging in sibling rivalry? Will it be slow and steady for Vampire Diaries‘ Steroline? Will The Flash pay the Piper? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
Everything seems so secretive with The Mentalist this season. If anybody can get us something meaty to go on, it’s you! Do you have something? –Nicki
I’d call this downright meaty: In Episode 7 of the coming season (premiering… at “midseason”), we will meet Lisbon’s two brothers. The younger one (early 30s), Jimmy, »
CBS’ NCIS opened its 12th season on Tuesday night with an episode that started off as a routine escorting of a team member home from Russia, but soon enough segued into an action-adventure, stranding Gibbs and McGee in the Russian wilderness.
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Setting up the events, we briefly meet Sergei Michnev, a Russian mercenary whom Deputy Ambassador Anton Pavlenko suspects has been stalking an NCIS tech whiz named Kevin. Michnev shrugs off the implication of bad behavior, stating that his interest in NCIS Special Agent Gibbs, back in the USA, »
The following recap, by the very definition of the word “recap,” contains spoilers from Under the Dome‘s Season 2 finale.
CBS’ Under the Dome, as Season 2 drew to a close, kinda sorta evoked Stephen King’s The Shining — and in doing so, the summertime drama took its first major step into channeling some of Mr. King’s horror themes.
The finale also teased (barely) what any possible third season would look like.
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Having been left with the crater into which Melanie got sucked, the gang’s consensus is to explore the hole, »
There isn’t a single problem that Scorpion‘s Walter O’Brien can’t solve. Well, if you don’t count the whole “unable to process emotions” thing.
On the CBS procedural, which debuted Monday, Walter (Body of Proof’s Elyes Gabel) is one of the five smartest people in the world, and he’s surrounded himself with other highly intelligent outcasts who are just scraping by in the real world: Sylvester Dodd, a mind-bogglingly fast mathematician; Toby Curtis, a Harvard-trained behaviorist; and Happy Quinn, an engineering whiz (who also has an affinity for punching people in the mouth).
The Big Bang Theory kicked off its eighth season with two back-to-back episodes, the first of which answered the burning question, “Where the heck did Sheldon go?!”
The action picks up 45 days into Sheldon’s “railroad journey of healing,” and all is not well. Robbed of all his personal belongings and dignity, a panicked, unhinged, tighty-whitied Sheldon is seen begging strangers at an Arizona train depot for help. He seeks refuge at a nearby police precinct, where he phones Leonard and asks for a lift home. Leonard reluctantly does the right thing and invites Amy — who’s understandably pissed that »
Coming off of what showrunner Gary Glasberg has called a “tumultuous” Season 11 — during which two casting changes took place, the seeds were planted for a New Orleans spin-off and the passing of Ralph Waite was written in — CBS’ NCIS is back in “classic” form, Sean Murray tells TVLine.
The Season 12 opener (airing Tuesday at 8/7c) thrusts Murray’s McGee into a Russian hot zone with boss man Gibbs (played by Mark Harmon), paving the way for the introduction of a new adversary. Here, Murray previews all that and more.
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The incredibly impressive and ambitious indie title No Man’s Sky just got that bit more awesome – according to Hello Games’ co-founder Sean Murray, visiting every procedurally-generated planet in the game will take over five billion years.
Apparently, in the early stages of development, Hello Games would use a 32-bit number to generate planets in-game. Even at that level, Murray says “with that 32-bit number it would take you four or five thousand years to see every planet if you spent only a second on each one.” However, the internet, being what it is, challenged that claim, so Hello Games took a step further.
So, instead of using a 32-bit number, they opted for 64, meaning that if you spent just one second on each planet, it would take you over five billion years to visit them all. Let’s hope there isn’t a trophy for seeing them all!
- Tom Powter
The enormously ambitious and anticipated indie game No Man’s Sky is no longer a PS4 exclusive – it’ll be coming to PC soon after.
The news isn’t overly surprising however as developer Hello Games have only ever said the PS4 exclusivity would be the game’s “console debut”, leading many people to correctly speculate for a long time that the game would make its way onto PC. The game is still a timed exclusive on the PS4 though, so don’t expect to see it release on the same day on PC.
“I actually got in a bit of trouble for saying that we wanted the game to feel really console-y,” says Sean Murray, No Man’s Sky managing director. “We’ve always had PC in mind but in my head (console-y) means solid framerate and immediate controls. I think a PC game can be ‘console-y’ and it’s intended as a compliment, »
- Tom Powter
In an interview with Edge Magazine, Hello Games announced that their planetary exploration title No Man’s Sky will be coming to the PC following its launch on the PlayStation 4.
No Man’s Sky made a huge splash during Sony’s E3 2014 press conference, as it stunned the crowd with an impressive gameplay trailer. During the conference, Sony announced that the title would hit the PlayStation 4 before any other platform. At the time, creator Sean Murray did not divulge what other consoles the title would eventually come to.
Speaking to Edge Magazine, Murray talked about why porting the title to the PC was always something the team had planned.
“I actually got in a bit of trouble for saying that we wanted the game to feel really ‘console-y. We’ve always had PC in mind but in my head [console-y] means solid framerate and immediate controls. I think a PC game »
- Eric Hall
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Sledgehammer Games has adamantly said that the footage seen in the E3 reel for "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" will Not be downgraded, and "what you see is what you get" on the Xbox One.
The company's co-founder Michael Condrey adds: "We've always had a commitment to delivering at target . We're not a studio that's just going to go out and show off some flash in the pan, high-end PC demo that we're never going to be able to put on a console." [Source: Total Xbox]
Mass Effect 4
Latest talk on the much anticipated sequel indicate the next entry in the series will be next gen console only (no PS3/360 version), and will run on the Frostbite 3 Engine. Though it will be the same type of game as the previous three, it's tipped this one "takes place in an entirely new region of space" which allows it to »
- Garth Franklin
Every year, the major videogame companies convene in Los Angeles for E3. They show off big games with familiar names, games that represent untold thousands of man-hours and untold petabytes of graphical power. And every year, there is one videogame that represents the complete opposite of that: A game made by a small team, with a distinctive vision, that isn’t a sequel or a spinoff or a spinoff-sequel to a reboot-prequel.
This year’s High Nerd fixation is No Man’s Sky, a space adventure game produced by English studio Hello Games that will debut on the Playstation 4. But »
- Darren Franich
No Man’s Sky developer, Hello Games, took to the E3 stage this year to display the infinite possibilities of the game’s procedurally generated universe. One thing is certain, No Man’s Sky is truly aiming for the stars.
Within the game, each and every player that picks up a controller begins on their own individual planet, and Hello Games has taken this approach to ensure that the gamer’s experience becomes their own personal journey into the cosmos.
Standing on the surface of your starter planet presents limitless possibilities. Everything that you find yourself gawking at on the horizon can be explored. Planets looming in the sky above you possess their own unique ecology, and finding the universe’s secrets is simply a matter of venturing into the unknown to discover them.
Of course, the game doesn’t solely rely on exploration to fuel your gaming adventures. Survival »
- Michael Shelton
NCIS co-star Michael Weatherly has finalized a new deal with series producer CBS Studios. Under the two-year pact, Weatherly will return to the highly rated CBS drama where he has been since the pilot, playing Anthony Dinozzo. His new agreement also includes an overall development deal for Weatherly’s newly launched production company, Solar Drive Productions. “I am thrilled for the opportunity to continue playing Very Special Agent Tony Dinozzo on NCIS for seasons 12 and 13,” Weatherly said. “Leslie (Moonves), Nina (Tassler) and David (Stapf) have been incredibly supportive of my growth over the last decade and I couldn’t be more excited about working with them on the production side. My new company, Solar Drive Productions, will have fancy letterhead and nice furniture.” Weatherly joins fellow NCIS cast members Sean Murray, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum and Rocky Carroll who also recently renewed their contracts for two more seasons. The entire »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Almost a year ago, NCIS executive producer Gary Glasberg was pitching storylines to star Mark Harmon when he brought up the idea that would spawn much more than the episode he was hoping to flesh out that day.
“I had learned that there was this small office in the city of New Orleans — a real NCIS office — that this sort of fantastic, larger-than-life character/agent ran for 25 years. It was just him and a couple of other people — and that was it,” Glasberg says. “And I wanted to do it as a sweeps episode, and then Mark said to me »
- Sandra Gonzalez
NCIS returned on Monday with the team picking up their efforts to track down terrorist Benham Parsa, whose drone attack paralyzed McGee’s girlfriend Delilah.
The episode, “Monsters and Men,” opened with Bishop (Emily Wickersham) swinging at some softballs at a local batting cage. While getting out her extra energy, Bishop’s Nsa supervisor Marlens expresses his disappointment in her failure to tell him she was working on the Parsa (Solomon Shiv) case with the NCIS. He even threatens to pull the new NCIS star from joint duty.
At NCIS headquarters, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) lets the team know that a body that could be Parsa’s bodyguard may have been found in the water in Portsmouth. Just then, Bishop arrives and informs Gibbs that she believes that Parsa is in Pakistan. In two days, it will mark 10 years since the death of Parsa’s parents by Us air strike. »
After a brief break, NCIS returns on Tuesday night with the conclusion of an arc that has gotten very personal to the gang.
In the last string of episodes, we saw terrorist Benham Parsa fingered as the culprit who bombed a government-sponsored black-tie gala that left Dod agent (and NCIS friend) Delilah Fielding paralyzed and many others dead. And though the last new episode ended on a note that indicated NCIS had hit a wall in their investigation, in Tuesday’s episode, teases exec producer Gary Glasberg, we’ll see them band together for one final push to bring Parsa to justice. »
- Sandra Gonzalez
Tuesday night’s episode of NCIS introduced a storyline that’s going to see one of the characters — Dod employee Delilah Fielding — learning to live her life as a disabled person. On Wednesday, executive producer Gary Glasberg revealed that the arc was inspired by the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings.
“I remember seeing a piece on I think it was the Today show about a bunch of women who had really managed to start to pull their lives back together again,” Glasberg told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour. “I wanted to try to capture some of that on our show. »
- Sandra Gonzalez
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