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CSI fans or those who want to catch up on the long-running CBS procedural online should make sure they have their Hulu Plus subscriptions up and running by April 7. That's when all 14 seasons will be available on the streaming service, via CSI's first subscription video-on-demand deal. CSI is just one of the noteworthy TV additions to Hulu next month, including the final season of Sons of Anarchy (streaming April 25) and recent seasons of Hot in Cleveland (April 8) and Top Gear special, "The Perfect Road Trip" (April 8). Read More Netflix New Releases Coming
- Hilary Lewis
Admit it, millennials: When the news broke Tuesday that FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully would be returning to the Fox network for a six-episode reboot of "The X-Files," many of you said, "Who are Mulder and Scully?" After all, the show has been off the air for 13 years. Since then, Gillian Anderson (Scully) moved to England and did period dramas, while David Duchovny (Mulder) became that creepy old lech on Showtime's "Californication," and "X-Files" creator Chris Carter went Mia and was apparently abducted by aliens.
Still, even if "The X-Files," its stars, and its creator haven't been pinging the cultural radar much in recent years, the return of the show with its original cast and showrunner on board is a huge deal. Much of what we now take for granted in pop culture -- especially on TV and online -- owes a tremendous debt to the 1993-2002 sci-fi drama series. »
- Gary Susman
It’s team-up time for twin titans of comedy once again . Actually one of the stars of this new film was attempting this just a couple of months ago. The in-danger-of-over-saturation star Kevin Hart made an attempt to broaden his fan base by joining up with another rising comic star, Josh Gad, In the modest hit (couldn’t have cost that much) The Wedding Ringer. Well it certainly worked for Kevin’s comic predecessors Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, and Chris Tucker. But this time out he’s truly going for it, making a run for the comedy big leagues, by teaming with an established superstar of laugh-filled flicks, Will Ferrell (sure he’s had some duds, but when he scores, he scores big). And this new film takes some hot-button current topics, and gives them a spin that may remind you of certain Pryor and Murphy classics. So, let’s »
- Jim Batts
We're sending out a small-screen Sos! Put on your voting shoes 'cause we're getting right down to business. The five shows eliminated in the first round of our annual Save One Show campaign? Community, Cristela, CSI, The Following, and Looking, which was canceled just one day after voting ended. (Fortunately, HBO is giving us a special to wrap things up/properly mourn.) But still: the power of Save One Show is real, y'all! But you still have the chance to rescue one of the 10 remaining shows from cancellation. The contenders are Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Constantine, Forever, Hart of Dixie, Hawaii Five-0, The Mindy Project, Nashville, Revenge and »
Are you ready to get your hero on? We asked, you nominated, and now Save One Show 2015, our annual campaign to rescue a TV series from cancellation, can officially begin! The 15 shows in the running? Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E. L.D., Community, Constantine, Cristela, CSI, The Following, Forever, Hart of Dixie, Hawaii Five-0, Looking, The Mindy Project, Nashville, Revenge and Stalker. So much small screen goodness, right? But only 10 can move on in our competition. This round of voting closes on Tuesday, March 24 at 5 p.m. Pt, with round two kicking off on Wednesday morning. Hey, it's hard work savin' a show! Make sure to spread the word to your fellow fans on »
RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them
Based on Rebecca Serle’s novel of the same name — of which Thorne reportedly is a superfan — Famous in Love follows a girl who is plucked from obscurity to star in the film-franchise adaptation of a popular book (so meta!), and then finds herself in love triangles both on and off screen.
The project, »
Comic-Con International announced the full three-day schedule for WonderCon 2015, which will take place from Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 5 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can clickHere to check out the entire convention schedule, but we have pulled out all of the movie, TV, Blu-ray and DVD related panel presentations below. Take a look at what WonderCon 2015 has to offer!
Friday, April 3
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Going Back to The Future
Filmmakers Jason Aron, Louis Krubich, and Lee Leshen discuss their film Back in Time, a feature-length documentary that shows the cultural impact of the Back to The Future franchise-just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the initial film. Room 207
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Batman
Last year marked the 75th anniversary of the Batman. Now let's take a look into what the future may have to offer for the iconic »
Update: In time zone-adjusted national estimates, “Empire” averaged a 6.5 rating in 18-49 and 16.7 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m., including a 6.9 rating and 17.6 million in its regular 9 o’clock hour (which will count in season averages).
Fox drama “Empire” capped its stunning first-year ratings performance Wednesday night with viewership gains for a tenth straight week and a demo delivery not seen by any broadcast series in nearly six years.
Nielsen estimates that the two-hour finale of “Empire” averaged a 6.4 rating/20 share in adults 18-49 and 16.5 million viewers overall — up about 10% in both categories from last week’s hourlong episode (5.8/17 and 14.92 million); these numbers are expected to rise in the nationals. It opened at 8 p.m. where it left off last »
- Rick Kissell
This week’s episode of CSI: Cyber is called “Cmnd:\Crash”, which is — just guessing here — hacker-speak for “Command: Crash.” Looks like this week, the Cyber gang is gonna take on some guy commanding things to crash. The episode opens with some backstory. Avery Ryan explains how back when she was a psychologist, she got hacked. One of her patients ended up dead because of the hacking. It sounds very sad. Hacking seems bad. Hackers are everywhere, Ryan tells us, “just a keystroke away.” Don’t believe her? Maybe this graphic will convince you. Still not convinced? How about now? Maybe laying it on a little thick there, CSI. Our mystery of the week begins at a theme park in Richmond, Virginia, where a hacker has decided to kill people by hacking a roller coaster with his cell phone. (Reminder: It can happen to you …) It’s time to rally »
- Brian Feldman
Despite a lackluster performance by its first-year programs, NBC appears to be a lock to finish the season on top in the key young-adults demo for a second straight year — and “The Voice” is the biggest reason why.
The music competition series has shown that it still has a lot left in the tank, dominating its four hours last week and helping the net edge out Fox in a frame when its monster hit “Empire” notched yet another high, as well as an improved ABC.
Another network that overcame a heavyweight program on the competition was Fox News Channel, which was the week’s most-watched cable network in primetime even though AMC’s “The Walking Dead” (and its 14.53 million viewers) was about four times more popular than any other cable program, according to Nielsen “live plus same-day” estimates.
Fnc, with 1.93 million viewers, drew about 200,000 more than AMC, TBS, USA and Disney Channel, »
- Rick Kissell
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
"American Idol" judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. were on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Tuesday night and Jimmy had them try the new Peeps milk. It just looks ... like an acquired taste. Jimmy said it tastes like the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl without having to eat the cereal. Harry sent it through to Hollywood. The trio talked to Jimmy about their different genres of music and the first concerts they ever went to.
- Gina Carbone
"...police 'Chief Wiggum' is mistakenly delivered a military jet pack, which he gleefully accepts and uses in order to fight crime.
"But when the jet pack crashes into the church, the congregation, led by 'Marge' must resort to gambling and counting cards in order to collect money to repair the damage done..."
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'.
- Michael Stevens
Another week, another record high for Fox phenom “Empire,” which continued to show no signs of slowing down Wednesday, two weeks from its first-season finale. Also of note in last night’s ratings race was a good performance by ABC’s comedy block and a solid but unspectacular start for the latest CBS crime drama spinoff, “CSI: Cyber.”
According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “Empire” averaged a 5.7 rating/16 share in adults 18-49 — the best same-night score for a regularly scheduled broadcast drama since “Grey’s Anatomy” in October 2009 — and 14.2 million viewers overall. It was up 6% in the demo and 2% in total viewers from last week
“Empire” has now grown seven consecutive weeks in total viewership since its Jan. 7 premiere: 9.90 million (Jan. 7), 10.32 million (Jan. 14), 11.07 million (Jan. 21), 11.35 million (Jan. 28), 11.47 million (Feb. 4), 11.96 million (Feb. 18), 13.02 million (Feb. 18), 13.90 million and now a preliminary 14.2 million.
And in adults 18-49, it’s been up seven times »
- Rick Kissell
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: March 4, 2015 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
Another TV series in the CSI franchise, this crime drama is inspired by the advanced technological work of real-life Cyber Psychologist Mary Aiken.
Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI at Quantico, Virginia. It's a unit at the forefront of solving illegal activities that start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world. She knows firsthand how today's technology allows people to hide in the shadows of the Internet and commit serious crimes of global proportion.
Avery's second-in-command »
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
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
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
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. »
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.
And now that the pressure is off the series’ team, they can focus on how it’s about »
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.
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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