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Looking, Ep. 2.07: “Looking for a Plot” is a showcase for Lauren Weedman

2 March 2015 1:38 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Looking, Season 2, Episode 7: “Looking for a Plot”

Directed by Andrew Haigh

Written by Jhoni Marchinko

Airs Sundays at 10 Pm on HBO

At this point, how are Patrick Murray’s friends not completely fed up with him? After he drunkenly insults everyone in his life at his own terrible party, he tags along to Doris’s father’s funeral in Modesto and makes the weekend all about him. He mawkishly sobs at the service, continually tries to one up Doris in the “I had an unhappy childhood” department, and ends up totaling Dom’s car and sending all three of them to the hospital. Doris, bless her heart, is nothing but kind and patient in response to Patrick’s appalling behavior. Dom mostly ignores him, instead focusing his energy on trying be there for Doris while dealing with his ambivalence towards Modesto and his own father. Patrick goes through the »

- Bryan Rucker

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Ratings: Fox’s ‘Last Man on Earth’ Stands Out with Solid Sunday Start

2 March 2015 9:07 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On a busy Sunday that marked the beginning of the networks’ spring lineup rollouts, Fox had the best news as its hourlong premiere of comedy “Last Man on Earth” stood as the night’s top-rated broadcast in young adults. ABC did decently with its two-hour launch of “Secrets and Lies,” but it was a sluggish start for CBS’ “Battle Creek.

It’s been a mostly tough year for new comedies, but Fox’s “Last Man on Earth” impressed on Sunday (2.3 rating/6 share in adults 18-49, 5.7 million viewers overall), building by 28% in the demo from its “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” lead-in (1.8/5 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall) and putting Fox ahead of its rivals on the night.

The post-apocalyptic comedy starring Will Forte edged out ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” as the night’s top Big Four series in 18-49, 18-34 (1.8/6) and all key male demos. And viewers liked what they saw, as the 9:30 p. »

- Rick Kissell

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Ratings: Last Man Leads Night, Once Returns Up, CBS Dramas Slip

2 March 2015 8:48 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Last Man on Earth was not entirely alone after all.

Fox’s freshman drama averaged 5.7 million total viewers and a 2.3 rating across its double-episode debut, topping the night in the demo and standing as the No. 1 comedy launch of the TV season with Men 18-49.

TVLine readers gave Last Man an average grade of “B.”

RelatedLast Man on Earth: Will Forte Weighs In on That Cameo You Might’ve Missed

Opening Fox’s night, Bob’s Burgers (3 mil/1.4), The Simpsons (4 mil/1.8) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (3.6 mil/1.8) all saw significant spikes versus their last fresh outings opposite the SNL special.

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Minority Report Television Sequel Series Finalizes Main Cast

1 March 2015 4:10 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Back in January, we reported that Fox had given a pilot order to their small-screen Minority Report sequel and over the past week, with production expected to begin soon, Fox has finalized its main cast for the upcoming sci-fi series.  Stark Sands (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Meagan Good (Think Like A Man) have landed the lead roles with Sands playing the dual roles of Dash and Arthur, the two male Precogs, and Good playing Lara Vega, a detective haunted by her past, who will work with Dash to help him find a purpose for his gift.  Laura Regan (Mad Men), Li Jun Li (Damages), and Daniel London (Minority Report) round out the rest of the cast with Regan playing Agatha, the Precog played by Samantha Morton in the original film, Li will play a CSI technician named Akeela, and London will reprise his role as Wally the Caretaker from the original 2002 film. »

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Madam Secretary's Téa Leoni, EPs Talk Elizabeth's First Scandal, Henry's Spy Game, Staff Bonding and More

28 February 2015 3:37 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Madam Secretary‘s Elizabeth McCord is always one cool politico, no matter what tricky feat of international diplomacy is demanded of her. But those behind the scenes of CBS’ Sunday-night drama admit that its Season 2 pickup last month provided a welcome respite from the nerve-racking renwal waiting game.

“It was a big relief to get it early,” executive producer Lori McCreary says with a laugh.

“Huge,” chimes in fellow Ep Barbara Hall.

Video | CBS Sneak Peek: Madam Secretary Under Fire and More

And now that the pressure is off the series’ team, they can focus on how it’s about »

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Pilot Scoop: JoAnna Garcia Swisher Joins Tommy Johnagin's CBS Comedy

27 February 2015 2:30 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

After dramatic turns as a mermaid and an astronaut’s wife, JoAnna Garcia Swisher‘s new gig will bring her back to her comedic roots.

The Reba alum has joined a CBS multi-cam comedy pilot written by and starring comedian Tommy Johnagin, TVLine has learned.

Related Pilot Season ’15: Your Guide to This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Swisher will play Michelle, a successful pediatrician married to Johnagin’s character, Tommy. The pair have a daughter named Ashley.

The potential series, about a standup comic raising a family in the Midwest, will be co-written by Justin Halpern »

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2014-15 TV Show Season Ratings (week 22)

24 February 2015 4:59 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

/Which TV shows are doing the best? The worst? Cancelled or renewed? Wondering how your favorite series are doing in the ratings? Here are the season average ratings of the 2014-15 network TV shows -- through the end of week 22 (Sunday, February 22, 2015).

ABC shows (so far): 20/20, America's Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Black-ish, Castle, Cristela, Dancing with the Stars, Fresh Off The Boat, Forever, Galavant, The Goldbergs, The Great Christmas Light Fight, Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Last Man Standing, Manhattan Love Story, Marvel's Agent Carter, Marvel's Agents of Shield, The Middle, Modern Family, Nashville, Once Upon a Time, Repeat After Me, Resurrection, Revenge, Scandal, Selfie, Shark Tank, and The Taste.

CBS shows this season (so far): 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI: »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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2014-15 TV Show Season Ratings (week 21)

21 February 2015 4:13 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Which TV shows are doing the best? The worst? Cancelled or renewed? Wondering how your favorite series are doing in the ratings? Here are the season average ratings of the 2014-15 network TV shows -- through the end of week 21 (Sunday, February 15, 2015).

ABC shows (so far): 20/20, America's Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Black-ish, Castle, Cristela, Dancing with the Stars, Fresh Off The Boat, Forever, Galavant, The Goldbergs, The Great Christmas Light Fight, Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Last Man Standing, Manhattan Love Story, Marvel's Agent Carter, Marvel's Agents of Shield, The Middle, Modern Family, Nashville, Once Upon a Time, Repeat After Me, Resurrection, Revenge, Scandal, Selfie, Shark Tank, and The Taste.

CBS shows this season (so far): 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI: »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Weekly Ratings: ‘SNL’ Special Rallies NBC; Syndicated Shows Sweep Up

19 February 2015 5:34 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

February is known as a sweeps month of major events, with the Super Bowl, Grammys and Oscars annually making life difficult for the competition on their respective Sundays. This year, NBC filled out the month’s other Sunday very nicely, as its “Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special” delivered near-Grammy numbers itself and almost single-handedly carried the network to a weekly victory in young adults.

The Peacock was running fourth in the 18-49 demo until Sunday night’s special but ended up winning with a 2.1 rating, followed by ABC (1.7), CBS and Fox (both 1.5) Univision and TNT (both 1.0), according to Nielsen estimates for the Feb. 9-15 frame. CBS rolled in total viewers, this time by about 1.5 million over runner-up NBC (9.3 million vs. 7.8 million).

The first full week of the February sweep, meanwhile, saw some strong performances in syndication (see below), with “Wendy Williams” and “Dish Nation” setting series highs and several entertainment magazines hit season bests. »

- Rick Kissell

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Dakota Johnson Reacts to Charlie Hunnam Leaving 'Fifty Shades of Grey': 'Whoops!'

18 February 2015 7:50 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Dakota Johnson recalls the "confusing moment" when the first Christian Grey, Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam, decided to bail out of Fifty Shades of Grey. As Late Show host David Letterman points out, the actor is probably kicking himself now that the erotic book-turned-movie made a "quarter of a billion dollars" in its first weekend at the box office.

"I think it was [that] his schedule conflicted," Johnson tells Letterman when asked why Hunnam decided not to do the film. "He was ...busy."

Video: Flashback! A 10-Year-Old Dakota Johnson Will Melt Your Heart

Fifty Shades of Grey, which ended up starring Jamie Dornan, made over $250 million in its opening weekend, a success Johnson -- who plays leading lady Anastasia Steele -- doesn't think Hunnam expected when he backed out of the movie.

"I don't think he knew that was gonna happen," the 25-year-old actress quips. "Whoops!"

She adds of her current co-star, "I think it »

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Dakota Johnson Jokes About Charlie Hunnam's Fifty Shades of Grey Exit, Asks David Letterman, "Are You My Dad?"

18 February 2015 6:13 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Dakota Johnson sure knows how to make David Letterman blush! The Fifty Shades of Grey star was a guest on CBS' Late Show Tuesday, and she was quick to remind him her mom, Melanie Griffith, is a big fan. "My mom, on the way here, my mom told me to tell you that she loves you. She really meant it!" "I know," he said. "And here's something I will tell you. Your mom used to come on the show all the time, and I really loved your mom." "She brought you handcuffs one time," said Dakota with a sly smile. "Yep...so, are you my dad?" The actress, 25, and the late-night host, 67, giggled back at the obvious joke. "I know who my dad is," Dakota said with »

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10 Time Travel Rules You Should Obey According to the Movies

17 February 2015 4:38 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

If you’re planning to travel backwards or forwards in time, you’ve got to be prepared. Thankfully, being prepared basically involves just watching a bunch of movies. After all, these characters made their mistakes so you wouldn’t have to!   Back the Future (1985): Don’t Let Your Mom Fall in Love with You As Marty McFly learned the hard way, the most awkward thing that could possibly happen to a young and virile time traveler is to encounter his own...

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TV Ratings: NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' special draws 20-times 'Mulaney' finale

16 February 2015 8:47 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Fast National ratings for Sunday, February 15, 2015. Viewers didn't seem to care that it wasn't Saturday night and it wasn't actually the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live." NBC's "Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special" did the sort of huge numbers normally reserved for an award show or a football game and topped the combined totals for its network competition in all measures. The "SNL" special ran from 8 to 11:30, so these are only the three-hour numbers for primetime, but the three-hour figures include a 7.8 rating among adults 18-49, a whopping 9.2 rating among adults 25-54 and a 6.1 rating among adults 18-34. NBC is calling this the network's most-watched primetime entertainment telecast, excluding post-Super Bowl programs (and also sports), in the 18-49 demo since the "Will & Grace" finale in 2006. There was basically no way for the network competition to keep up with that, though ABC rode three hours of "Bachelor" specials to second in the key demo, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Special Dominates Ratings With 23.1 Million Viewers

16 February 2015 8:42 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC’s star-studded “Saturday Night Live” anniversary special on Sunday scored some of the network’s best ratings for an entertainment telecast in years, drawing numbers that were pretty close to what CBS did one week earlier with the Grammys. The Peacock easily beat its combined ABC-cbs-Fox competition during primetime.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “SNL 40th Anniversary Special” averaged a 7.8 rating/21 share in adults 18-49 and 23.1 million viewers overall from 8 to 11 p.m., preceded by an hourlong red-carpet special that performed nicely as well (3.0/10 in 18-49, 11.1 million viewers overall).

The 7.8 rating is the best for any NBC primetime entertainment telecast (excluding post-Super Bowl programs) since the “Will & Grace” finale in May 2006, and the 23.1 million total viewers is the net’s best since the night of the “Frasier” finale in May 2004.

And among all “SNL” primetime specials, last night’s is the highest-rated in 18-49 since a February »

- Rick Kissell

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Ratings: SNL Anniversary 30 Rocks With 23 Million Viewers, CSI Finale Dips

16 February 2015 8:32 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary special had everything: New sketches featuring old friends. Remade classic bits. Crowd-pleasing montages. And more than 20 million viewers.

PhotosSNL‘s 40th Anniversary Special: The Best and Worst Moments

Specifically, Sunday night’s commemorative event drew 23.1 million total viewers from 8 to 11 pm, while drawing a 7.8 demo rating — numbers subject to adjustment once the final half hour gets folded in.

RelatedDakota Johnson to Host the Next SNL

As such, the special currently stands as NBC’s top-rated primetime entertainment telecast (excluding post-Super Bowl programs) in more than eight years (since the Will & Grace series »

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"The Simpsons: Walking Big & Tall"

8 February 2015 6:30 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek "The Simpsons" episode "Walking Big & Tall", airing February 8, 2015 on Fox...

...with guest voice Pharrell Williams:

"...when 'Lisa' learns the 'Springfield' anthem was stolen from another town...

"...she writes a replacement. 

"Meanwhile, Homer learns the meaning of 'Wide Pride'..."

Regular voice cast includes Dan Castellaneta as 'Homer Simpson', Julie Kavner as 'Marge Simpson', Nancy Cartwright as 'Bart Simpson' and 'Nelson', Yeardley Smith as 'Lisa Simpson', Hank Azaria as 'Moe', Harry Shearer as 'Skinner', Tress MacNeille as 'Dolph' and Pamela Hayden as 'Milhouse'.

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- Michael Stevens

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Weekly Ratings: NBC Scores Big, Looks Ahead After Super Bowl

4 February 2015 5:34 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

For NBC, the season is just getting started.

The net used Sunday’s Super Bowl — which drew a record U.S. television-record 114.42 million viewers — to help promote its busy second half of the 2014-15 campaign, which features five new shows, one big timeslot switch and the return of a pair of scripted series that performed pretty well when they bowed last summer.

NBC goes into the second half of the season with the luxury of a big lead in the adults 18-49 race, as the Super Bowl helped expand its advantage to half a ratings point (2.9 to 2.4 over runner-up CBS). This is the net’s top rating at this point of the season in six years, and its overall nightly average audience of 9.76 million viewers (second for the season to CBS) is its biggest in eight years.

The Peacock last week made room for its new all-drama Thursday lineup by »

- Rick Kissell

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TV Ratings: Super Bowl Xlix eyes new record in early figures

2 February 2015 8:51 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Fast National ratings for Sunday, February 1, 2015. Super Bowl Xlix, a genuine thriller between the two top teams in the NFL, is likely to take its place as the most watched program in TV history when full numbers are announced later today. For now, all we can say with certainty is that it rather handily dominated Sunday night in all measures. Early NBC estimates have the Patriots' victory over the Seahawks up by 4 percent from last year's game and up 3 percent over over the 2013 Super Bowl, the previous record-holder. That's impressive and it's going to be even more impressive when we have the full numbers in a bit. Meanwhile, NBC is estimated that the post-game airing of "The Blacklist" was on-target to be the top-rated post-Super Bowl telecast... in three years. That's less impressive, as NBC is only putting "The Blacklist" up 9 percent from last year's "New Girl." Remembering that these »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Lindsay Lohan Is a Bad Driver and "Sorta Your Mom" in Esurance Super Bowl Ad

2 February 2015 7:15 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

You don't want to get in the car with Lindsay Lohan! The "Mean Girls" alum mocked herself and her terrible driving history in an Esurance commercial that aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday.The 28-year-old actress, who was arrested for DUI in May 2007 and another that July (one of which followed a car chase), is seen speeding past a parked yellow school bus and plowing through a "School Zone" sign."Your mom's a terrible driver," a kid tells his friend. "Get in!" she yells at the kids, who respond, "That’s not my mom.""I’m sorta your mom. We’re both 25 to 35 years old. We’re both women on the go and we’ve both clocked a lot of miles. Believe me," Lohan says, before adding, "Whatever, I’m out of here," and speeding off.Check out the hilarious clip above!What did you think of Lindsay's ad? »

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Watch Mindy Kaling Try to Kiss Matt Damon in Her Nationwide Super Bowl Ad

1 February 2015 4:31 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Mindy Kaling was in for a rude awakening when she tried to kiss Matt Damon for her Nationwide Super Bowl commercial.  The premise of the commercial was revealed earlier this week in the teaser for Kaling's "Invisible Mindy" ad. Basically, Kaling has always been treated like she's invisible, so she decided to start acting like it by doing whatever she wanted in public without consequences. Of course, this includes attempting to smooch Matt Damon, who was having none of it.  Read More Super Bowl 2015: Lindsay Lohan Is "Sorta Your Mom" in Esurance Ad (Video)

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- Lorena O'Neil

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