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Syfy’s ‘The Expanse’ Adds ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Mad Men’ Alums

20 November 2014 4:55 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Syfy’s space drama “The Expanse” has added cast members Chad Coleman (“The Walking Dead,” “The Wire”) and Jared Harris (“Mad Men”). They join Thomas Jane and Steven Strait in the galaxy-spanning story of a hardened detective (Jane) and rogue ship captain (Strait) who team up to find a missing girl, and find themselves in an interplanetary conspiracy.

Coleman will play Fred Johnson, a former Marine caught in a power struggle between Earth and Mars. Harris plays the “strangely terrifying” Anderson Dawes, who comes into conflict with Jane’s Detective Miller. Kristin Hager (“Being Human”) and Shawn Doyle (“Big Love”) joined Coleman and Harris in new cast announcements Thursday, with Hager playing strong-willed navigation officer Ade Nygaard and Doyle playing “consummate politician” Secretary Errinwright.

The 10-episode drama is written by “Children of Men” and “Iron Man” scribes Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, who serve as showrunners and executive producers along with “CSI” vet Naren Shankar. »

- Kevin Noonan

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Steve McQueen to direct film centered on Paul Robeson’s life

19 November 2014 5:52 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Before Steve McQueen directed features like "Hunger," "Shame," and the Best Picture-winning "12 Years a Slave," he was a video artist whose work appeared in museums and galleries. "End Credits" was one such work, an audio/video installation projecting pages of the FBI’s McCarthy-era investigation of actor-activist Paul Robeson while a voiceover reads the reports’ cringe-worthy details aloud. McQueen’s topical explorations took experimental shape, many fascinations that first popped up in visual art have crept into his big screen work. According to the director, "End Credits" will undergo the same evolution — McQueen has announced that he’ll direct a feature film based on Robeson’s life. On Tuesday evening in New York City, McQueen accepted the Media Hero award stage at the Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Hidden Heroes awards. Taking the stage to say a few words, the director revealed that his next film would focus on the legendary »

- Matt Patches

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Hrc Brings Molly Haskell to Austin Tomorrow to Talk 'Gwtw'

18 November 2014 11:31 AM, PST | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

Have you been to the "The Making of Gone with the Wind" exhibit at the Harry Ransom Center yet? Whatever your opinion of the film, it is truly amazing. I've been once and I feel like I caught about 60 percent of it before my feet gave out -- I need to go back again. The exhibit runs through Jan. 4, and admission is free (although parking near Ut probably won't be), so take a long lunch break and check it out. Your mom's visiting for Christmas vacation? Bring her there for a treat.

Tomorrow night (Wednesday, Nov. 19) at 7 pm, head over to Hrc to hear author and film critic Molly Haskell discuss her book Frankly, My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited. It focuses on both the novel and the movie. Haskell is probably best known for her book on women in film, From Reverence to Rape. I've heard her »

- Jette Kernion

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The Simpsons: Season 26 Ratings

17 November 2014 12:38 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It's hard to imagine that The Simpsons will ever be cancelled. Despite a decline in the ratings last season, it remained one of Fox's top-rated shows. Will the numbers go up this year or continue to sag? We'll see.

On The Simpsons, the yellow family that never gets older continues to wreak their own kind of havoc on the strange town of Springfield. The voice cast includes Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, and Harry Shearer.

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 available -- typically the following morning, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.

11/17 update: You can see the »


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Sunday TV Ratings: Brooklyn Nine-nine, Family Guy, and Bob’S Burgers Rise; Once Upon A Time Dips

17 November 2014 11:17 AM, PST | | See recent news »

TV ratings for Sunday, November 16th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown: Fox had a fairly solid night, as a very funny Brooklyn Nine-Nine was up three tenths to a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.5 million viewers, Family Guy also rose three tenths to a 2.2 rating and scored 4.40 million viewers, and Bob’s Burgers was up two tenths to a 1.7 rating and 3.34 million viewers.  The Simpsons was down a tenth from last week, but still hit a 2.9 rating and 6.64 million viewers. ABC’s two-hour Once Upon a Time dipped a tenth to a 2.4 rating and scored 6.60 million viewers, while Revenge was up two tenths to a 1.5 rating and garnered 5.22 million viewers. Over on CBS, Madam Secretary ticked up a tenth to a 1.5 rating and scored 12.71 million viewers, The Good Wife was down a tenth to a 1.3 rating and 12.71 million viewers, and CSI was up one tenth from »

- Adam Chitwood

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Ratings: Fox Comedy Block Rises Thanks to ‘Bob’s Burgers’; ABC’s ‘Revenge’ Hits High

17 November 2014 9:17 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC dominated last night’s ratings race behind an above-average result for “Sunday Night Football,” but Fox’s comedy block held up well and was bolstered by “Bob’s Burgers” in its new timeslot, while ABC’s “Revenge” benefited from a special “Once Upon a Time” lead-in to achieve a season high.

NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” matchup between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts averaged a 13.6 household rating/21 share in Nielsen’s metered-market overnights — up sharply from last week’s season low (11.1/18) and the second best result for the franchise in the last seven weeks. The game netted a 40.2/57 in Boston (the second best “Snf” overnight in the market) and a 37.1/54 in Indianapolis.

Sunday’s contest, won 42-20 by the visiting Patriots, averaged a 6.2 rating/16 share in adults 18-49 and 17.7 million viewers overall on NBC’s stations from 8:30 to 11 p.m., with the program’s average expected »

- Rick Kissell

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Ratings: Bob's Is Bigger Than Mulaney, Once Ticks Down, Revenge Hits High

17 November 2014 8:59 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Fox’s Bob’s Burgers christened its new Sunday time slot with 3.3 million total viewers and a 1.7 demo rating, up 65 and 89 percent from predecessor Mulaney’s most recent performance.

Opening Fox’s night, The Simpsons (6.6 mil/2.9) ticked down a tenth, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (4.5 mil/2.2) rose 10 and 16 percent and Family Guy (4.4 mil/2.2) surged 22 percent.


ABC | Once Upon a Time‘s two-hour outing averaged 6.6 mil and a 2.4, down 11 percent and a tenth. (For those curious about the half-hours: 2.5 > 2.3 > 2.3 > 2.3.) Revenge (5.2 mil/1.5) ticked up a tenth in to a season high/best-since-March demo rating.

CBS | Madam Secretary (12.7 mil/1.5) and CSI (8.4 mil/1.3) each inched up a tenth, »

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Revenge Season 4 Episode 8 Recap: Father of Mine

16 November 2014 3:37 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Now that David Clarke finally knows that Emily Thorne is actually Amanda, the time has come for them to stare tragically at each other and bond over their mutual love for murdering people. That's right, this week's episode of "Revenge" was basically a double infinity sized bonding session between Emily and her dad, and let's just say there's more to this dude than terrible facial hair and equally terrible judgement. Why didn't David step in and help Emily if he knew she was alive? And where has he really been hiding all these years? Read our recap to find out!

Emily Gets More Answers, Victoria Gets More Crazy Last week, Victoria up and electrocuted herself on a power line (happens to the best of us), and this week she spent most of her time passed out in a hospital bed. We'll remain in panic mode until Victoria's back to trolling Northampton's finest strip clubs, »

- Mehera Bonner

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The Millers Cancelled by CBS

14 November 2014 6:23 PM, PST | | See recent news »

There will be no more laughs in The Millers‘ household; the CBS sitcom has been cancelled.

Related 2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

The sophomore series starred Will Arnett as local Virginia news reporter Nathan Miller, and followed the exploits of his family, which also included Margo Martindale (Justified, The American).

One more episode will be shot, and the series is still scheduled to air a new episode this Monday (8:30/7:30c), but it’s unclear how many episodes will air beyond that.

TVLine’s renewal scorecard has thusly been updated. »

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Set with Universal Pictures to Distribute; Nanny McPhee Helmer Kirk Jones Will Direct

11 November 2014 11:49 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Off of its tiny $5 million budget, 2002's My Big Fat Greek Wedding became one of the biggest indie hits of all-time as it raked in over $368 million worldwide.  Earlier this year, we reported that the sequel was moving forward, and that Nia Vardalos would write the script and return to star alongside John Corbett.  Details on the plot are scarce, but the story will contain "the reveal of a family secret and a new wedding, described as bigger and fatter, that brings the Greek clan together again."  Wacky Greek shenanigans!  People saying "Opa!"  Your mom and her friends going to see it 18 times! Now the film has a director and a distributor.  Hit the jump for more on My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. According to THR, Universal has signed on to distribute My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (the original was distributed by IFC Films), which is a smart move on the studio's part. »

- Matt Goldberg

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'Simpsons'-'Futurama' cross-over tops Sunday ratings

10 November 2014 9:21 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Good news everyone: The Simpsons' crossover with the dearly departed Futurama topped all broadcast entertainment shows in the ratings Sunday night. About 6.6 million viewers tuned in, with a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49, edging out second-place finisher ABC's Once Upon a Time (7.4 million, 2.5) in the demo. Granted, that's nowhere close to the Simpsons and Family Guy crossover that kicked off the season. (That hour-long episode was a 4.5 in the demo.) But the move still spiked Simpsons' ratings by 45 percent from last week. Also Sunday: Fox's freshman comedy Mulaney (0.9) is still struggling, CBS' veteran procedural CSI (1.2) dipped to a series low »

- James Hibberd

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Ratings: NFL Rout Still Scores for NBC on Sunday; ABC’s ‘Revenge’ Hits Season Highs

10 November 2014 9:16 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC remained in control of the Sunday night ratings race even with a “Sunday Night Football” game that featured the largest-ever halftime margin for a primetime NFL contest. The night also saw CBS’ “The Good Wife” move ahead of ABC’s “Resurrection” in young adults for the first time, while Fox’s “The Simpsons” scored with its “Futurama” crossover episode and ABC’s “Revenge” hit season highs.

In Nielsen’s metered-market overnights, the Green Bay Packers’ 55-14 demolition of the Chicago Bears averaged an 11.1 household rating/18 share — a season low for the “Sunday Night Football” franchise, though it remained the night’s most-watched program overall. In the preliminary nationals, the game did a 6.2/17 in adults 18-49 and 17.3 million viewers overall on NBC’s stations from 8:30-11 p.m., with the finals expected to be slightly higher.

In the latest of a string of lopsided “Sunday Night Football” games, the »

- Rick Kissell

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Ratings: CSI Returns Down; Family Guy, Madam Sec'y Slip; Revenge Ticks Up

10 November 2014 8:50 AM, PST | | See recent news »

CBS’ CSI returned from two successive weeks of preemptions to 8.6 million total viewers and a 1.2 demo rating, down 3 and 14 percent from its last fresh outing.

Opening the Eye’s night — and pending adjustments due to slight NFL overrun — Madam Secretary (12.6 mil/1.4) was down 5 and 22 percent, while The Good Wife (10.7 mil/1.4) was steady.


ABC | Once Upon a Time (7.4 mil/2.5) ticked down one tenth and Resurrection (4.5 mil/1.2) slipped 10 percent and two tenths, but Revenge (5.2 mil/1.3) rose 10 percent and a tenth.

NBC | Sunday Night Football (17.3 mil/6.2) is up a tick from last week’s fast nationals.

Fox | Leading out of football, The Simpsons »

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Harry Belafonte speaks on Hollywood's history with social rights at Governors Awards

9 November 2014 1:18 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Hollywood — At the 6th annual Governors Awards Saturday night, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient Harry Belafonte brought things to a sober, classy close with a lengthy speech detailing some of Hollywood's history with social rights issues. It was a pretty powerful send-off (Michael Keaton seemed particularly knocked out from my vantage point). I've included the full text of the speech (the bulk of his remarks, that is) below, as it seemed like something worth sharing. For more on the evening, be sure to read our coverage from the event. *** America has come a long way since Hollywood in 1915 gave the world the film "Birth of a Nation." By all measure, this cinematic work was considered the greatest film ever made. The power of moving pictures to impact on human behavior was never more powerfully evidenced than when after the release of this film, American citizens went on a murderous rampage. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Belafonte Electrifies Governors Awards, Issues Challenge to Hollywood

9 November 2014 12:23 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Harry Belafonte gave one of the all-time great acceptance speeches at Saturday night’s Governors Awards, citing Hollywood’s often-shameful power to influence attitudes, and challenging the heavy-hitters in the room to instead create works that allow global audiences “to see the better side of who we are as a species.”

The performer, receiving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, pulled no punches, and his words were all the more effective because of the soft, even tone in his voice and the cautious optimism that concluded his speech.

The occasion was the sixth annual Governors Awards, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland, an annual gathering that always mixes a celebration of Hollywood’s past, some words of encouragement to the room’s artists, and a heavy dose of awards-schmoozing.

The three recipients of Honorary Oscars — Maureen O’Hara, Hayao Miyazaki and Jean-Claude Carriere — all provided moments that were touching and charming. »

- Tim Gray

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'The Simpsons' Meet 'Futurama' Crossover Episode Clips First Look!

6 November 2014 12:47 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in September, we reported that The Simpsons will be crossing over with Futurama, both of which were created by Matt Groening, in a special crossover episode entitled "Simpsorama", airing Sunday, November 9 at 8 Pm Et on Fox. Today, the network has released the couch gag fans will see this weekend, which features Springfield's favorite family meeting Futurama's Hedonismbot (voiced by Maurice Lamarche).

The story centers on Bart (Nancy Cartwright) sneezing on a sandwich that he places in a time capsule, which mixes with Millhouse's (Pamela Hayden) rabbit's foot and radioactive ooze to create a catastrophe in the future. Bender (John Di Maggio) is sent back in time to kill Bart and prevent the crisis from ever happening.

In addition to the couch gag, we have two new clips, one of which features Homer (Dan Castellaneta) and Bender taking their turns beating on Bart, while the second shows Professor Farnsworth »

- MovieWeb

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How The Cast Of Napoleon Dynamite Looks A Decade Later

6 November 2014 12:03 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Believe it or not, it's been a full decade since the world was exposed to the weird wonders of Napoleon Dynamite, with its painfully awkward protagonist, pet llama and infinitely quotable put-downs. ("Your mom goes to college!") But here we are. More to the point, here are the stars of the quirky comedy that had a whole generation wearing "Vote for Pedro" t-shirts. Entertainment Weekly has reunited the cast of Napoleon Dynamite for their upcoming reunion issue, which included getting the Ghostbusters cast back together. You can check out their full gallery here, but we've selected our favorite shots, along with a side to side comparison of stars Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Haylie Duff and Tina the llama, then and now. First up a reunion shot with the crew looking far more chic than their Napoleon Dynamite counterparts. Next, a look at Napoleon Dynamite's leading man, Jon Heder, »

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Cartel Entertainment Hires Industry Vet Evan Corday as Partner, Head of Television

5 November 2014 10:16 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Evan Corday is transitioning from Evolution Management to Cartel Entertainment. The veteran literary manager and television industry vet joins the company as a partner and as head of television. She held both positions for 14 years at Evolution. See photos: Big Screen to Small Screen: 27 Movies Being Made Into TV Shows Corday will bring her client list with her, which includes Lisa Albert (“Mad Men”), Melissa Byer & Treena Hancock (“CSI”), Emily Cutler (“Odd Couple”), Patrick Macmanus (“Marco Polo”), Jamie Pachino (“Halt & Catch Fire”) and Lindsay Sturman (“Battle Creek”). She also has several projects set up in cable and »

- Jason Hughes

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CBS Q3 Profit Falls On Program Costs, One-Time Items

5 November 2014 1:53 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS Corp. said third quarter net income fell as a result of higher programming investment and several one-time charges, even as revenue rose slightly.

Net income from continuing operations tumbled to $72 million, or 13 cents per share, in the period, compared with $431 million, or 70 cents per share, a year earlier. The company cited higher costs associated with TV programming, including the addition of new NFL games on Thursday nights.

But the quarter included several non-recurring events. Including a $1.56 billion gain related to a spinoff of CBS Outdoor, CBS had a profit of  $1.64 billion or $3.03 a share, compared with $494 million, or 80 cents a share in the year-earlier period. The current quarter also included charges related to restructuring, a radio-station swap and other items. Excluding those charges, earnings from continuing operations would have come to 74 cents a share.

The New York broadcaster of “CSI” and “The Big Bang Theory” said revenue in the period increased  2% to $3.37 billion, »

- Brian Steinberg

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Snooki & Jwoww's Jersey Shore Reunion and More Final Season Surprises

5 November 2014 10:01 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Where did the time go?

The final season of MTV’s Snooki & Jwoww — premiering Wednesday at 10/9c — finds former party girls NicoleSnooki” Polizzi and Jenni “Jwoww” Farley pregnant (No. 2 for Polizzi!) and looking toward their families’ futures.

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Speaking of which, both ladies know the time will come when their children will learn of their past lives on Jersey Shore — but how will they break it to them gently? Short answer: They probably won’t get the chance.

“It’s going to be like a Santa Claus thing, »

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