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USA has done very well with Royal Pains, a show about a private doctor who treats the wealthy. Now, the cable channel is trying a different twist with Rush. Will this series be a success and run for many seasons as well or, will it be cancelled after one short year? Stay tuned to find out.
Rush revolves around a talented and handsome physician (Tom Ellis) who had it all -- but then lost it in one fateful night. Six years later, he's a private doctor who treats less-than-squeaky-clean clientele in Los Angeles. The rest of the cast includes Harry Hamlin, Larenz Tate, Odette Annable, and Sarah Habel.
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 for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available. »
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: July 17, 2014 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
A few years ago, Rush was a top attending surgeon at a prominent La hospital. Working alongside his father, Doctor Warren Rush (Harry Hamlin), and his best friend, Alex (Larenz Tate), Rush's career was on a promising track. On top of that, he was in love with his beautiful colleague Sarah Peterson (Odette Annable).
But one fateful night, his world came crashing down. »
Dr. William Rush is a private doctor with a penchant for self-medicating. His drug of choice? Eighties pop music. Oh yeah, lots of cocaine. Tom Ellis, the actor who plays the title character of USA’s new show Rush, shares a deep and abiding love for one of the doctor’s vices—fortunately, though, it’s not one that will land him in prison.
- Lanford Beard
Tom Ellis (the UK’s Miranda) headlines the series as Dr. William Rush, a renegade physician who only treats the wealthy and elite, and only for (lots of) cold, hard cash. But make no mistake, this is no sun-baked Royal Pains redux; Rush the show, the man, has a gritty edge — a quality that pulled Ellis right in, for his first Stateside starring role.
Tvline | What was your first reaction upon reading this script? Because this guy is dark.
Over the last few years, »
Four new scripted shows debut tonight: two dramas on USA ("Rush" at 9, "Satisfaction" at 10), two comedies on FX ("Married" at 10, "You're the Worst" at 10:30). I loved none of them, but found enough interesting ideas, and enough overlap between several of them, to consider some kind of combined review. I could, for instance, have doubled up "Rush" and "Satisfaction" and mused for a bit about the state of the USA brand as it moves further away from the "blue skies" formula of "Burn Notice" and other shows, and how "Rush" feels like an attempt to do a darker version of one of those blue skies shows (it's "Royal Pains" meets "Ray Donovan"), while "Satisfaction" is a wild swing in a completely different direction. Or I could have written about the very different approaches that "Satisfaction" and "Married" take to the idea of marriages curdling from over-familiarity and a lack of sex. »
- Alan Sepinwall
USA premieres a pair of new shows this week — one squarely situated in its lighthearted wheelhouse, the other more intriguingly pushing toward new frontiers. The former is “Rush,” about a bad-boy doctor who administers to those living in L.A.’s fast lane, while the latter, “Satisfaction,” is a drama about midlife crises as seen through the prism of a strained, fracturing marriage. As such pairings go, this one is unusually metaphorical — highlighting a network that appears slightly torn between the temptation to expand and test its boundaries, and simply settling for prescribing the same familiar feel-good formula.
Granted, the doctor in “Rush,” William P. Rush (Tom Ellis), is a little more damaged than most. While “House” might have favored pain pills, Rush is introduced snorting cocaine and smoking pot, only revealing his profession when the woman he’s picked up has an overdose, and he has to speed her to the ER. »
- Brian Lowry
Source: Splash News Online Now that Jessica Simpson is tying the knot with Eric Johnson this weekend, it's time to remember the multitalented mogul's other trips down the aisle, as a bridesmaid. In the past decade, she's walked down the aisle for many pals, including a big Beverly Hills wedding in 2004 (pictured above), CaCee Cobb's nuptials in 2012, and her pal and publicist Lauren Auslander's bash last year. While Jess isn't always a bridesmaid - she wed Nick Lachey in 2002 and is set to marry fiancé Eric Johnson this Saturday - she does have a history of hitting the altar on behalf of her best friends. Keep reading to see Jessica's roster of supporting her girlfriends on their big day, and then check out more celebrity weddings and tons of wedding inspiration for the season! Source: FameFlynet In March 2012, a pregnant Jess (along with her sister, Ashlee) served as a »
- Brittney Stephens
ABC's New Pick Ups
ABC announced this week that it would be adding nine new shows to their line-up, including Felicity Huffman’s return to television and another Marvel spinoff.
Marvel’s Agent Carter is a spinoff of Captain America: The First Avenger and will star Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter. The show will pick up in 1946, after the Captain’s death in the first Captain America film, and Agent Carter returns home to a sexist military and life as a double agent. After her dealings with Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger, Agent Carter works as a spy for the Ssr (Strategic Scientific Reserve) for Mr. Stark, aka Iron Man’s father. Whether »
Fox is giving up on its Saturday night animated line-up, Broadcasting & Cable reported. While the younger viewers the animated block aimed for never showed, an additional issue was that Fox affiliates were frustrated by the number of complaint calls the crude humor inspired. The studio behind the Animation Domination High Def block will continue to create programming but will focus on the web.
Bret Harrison has joined the cast of the ABC drama series Astronaut Wives Club, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He’ll play the “hotshot young gun” husband of a character played by Odette Annable, who previously starred in Breaking In with Harrison.
It’s been noted elsewhere but now it’s Comcast who is saying that giving viewers a chance to bingewatch a show can help it draw new viewers who will watch new episodes as they air.
Orange is the New Black may »
- Lyle Masaki
Winter's finally ending, so time to break out those flip flops, suntan lotion and mark your calendars: ABC has set its summer TV schedule.
The network announced on Monday (March 24) the summer premiere dates for new and returning series. Four new series are joining ABC's summer lineup: "The Astronaut Wives Club," "Bachelor in Paradise," "Rising Star" and "The Quest."
"The Astronaut Wives Club" is a 10 episode limited series about "the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America's astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life Magazine documented the astronauts' families, capturing the behind-the-scenes lives of their young wives." The drama stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Odette Annable, Zoe Boyle, Azure Parsons and Desmond Harrington.
"Bachelor in Paradise" brings back the biggest stars and villains of "The Bachelor" franchise. Per an ABC press release, contestants will "live together in an isolated romantic paradise for six episodes featuring new twists, »
It's going to be an absurdly busy summer of original programming on ABC. I mean, you may not be excited about any of that original programming, but it's sure going to be filling a lot of primetime real estate. On Monday, ABC announced a summer 2014 schedule that includes four new shows, plus eight returning series. There are scripted dramas, competitive reality shows, docudramas, things from Canada and more. ABC's summer programming will already have started on April 24, when "Black Box" takes over the Thursday 10 p.m. slot currently occupied by the truncated third season of "Scandal." Two other summer offerings will get a slight head-start, premiering during the last week of the official Nielsen 2013-2014. "The Bachelorette" will premiere on Monday, May 19 from 9:30-11 p.m. after the first part of the "Dancing with the Stars" finale. "The Bachelorette" will have its regular 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. time »
- Daniel Fienberg
ABC is diving deeper into the scripted pool this summer, with the network on Monday announcing four dramas among its dozen new and returning firstrun series to premiere in mid-May or later.
“The Astronaut Wives Club,” the lone new ABC drama to bow this summer, will air Thursdays at 9 p.m., starting July 24. The 10-episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history.
“Astronaut” will be followed on Thursdays by “Rookie Blue,” the cop series back for a fifth season.
As previously announced, ABC will premiere drama “Black Box” on Thursday, April 24, taking the place of “Scandal,” which wraps its season on April 17. “Black Box” is scheduled to air into the first half »
- Rick Kissell
Desmond Harrington has signed on for ABC's upcoming 10-episode miniseries “The Astronaut Wives Club.” Harrington, who played Det. Joseph Quinn on the Showtime drama “Dexter,” will play Alan Shepherd, the first American in space. Described as competitive and steely with a wry sense of humor, Shepherd has a playboy reputation, but has been married to his wife Louise for 53 years. Also read: ABC Finale Dates: Extended Season-Enders for ‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘The Middle’ JoAnna Garcia, Azure Parsons, Zoe Boyle and Odette Annable have also been cast in the miniseries, which is from ABC Studios and will film on location in. »
- Tim Kenneally
Shepard was one of the Mercury 7 astronauts and the first American who went into space. He is described in the casting notes as “competitive, steely, and has a wry sense of humor. Despite a playboy reputation, he and his wife Louise are married for 53 years.”
- James Hibberd
The actor, who worked with Savage on “Gossip Girl” and was a series regular on “Dexter,” will play the competitive and steely Alan Shepard, one of the first astronauts in space. Despite a playboy reputation, Shepard and his wife Louise were married for 53 years.
The 10-episode miniseries, which is set to bow this summer, is exec produced for ABC Studios by writer Savage and Josh Schwartz and Len Goldstein through their Fake Empire shingle, as well as Michael London and Janice Williams for Groundswell. It’s based on Lily Koppel’s book with the same name. The pilot is directed by “The Notebook’s” Nick Cassavetes. »
- Whitney Friedlander
Set your DVRs. ABC has released its season finale dates for spring. They begin with “The Neighbors” on Friday, April 11 and continue through the Wednesday, May 21 season-enders for comedies “The Middle,” “Modern Family” and “Mixology.” Notably, fairy tale drama “Once Upon a Time” will air a two-hour season finale on Sunday, May 11 at 8 p.m. And “The Middle” will air a one-hour season finale on May 21 at 8 p.m. Also read: ‘Banshee's’ Odette Annable, ‘Good Wife's’ Melissa George Join ABC Drama Projects Here's the schedule: Fri, April 11, 2014 8:31-9:00Pm “The Neighbors” Thu, April 17, 2014 10:00-11:00Pm “Scandal” Fri, »
- Jethro Nededog
Banshee, Season 2: Episode 10 – “Bullets and Tears”
Written by Jonathan Tropper
Directed by Greg Yaitanes
Renewed for a third season to premiere in 2015
In last week’s review, I talked a little bit about how the decision to keep Rabbit around for another season might have been an understandable misstep for the freshman series, Banshee. “Bullets and Tears” makes the best case possible for why Rabbit’s presence this season has at least been important in helping develop the relationship between the man known as Lucas Hood (or Tom Palmer, as he would have been known in another life) and Anastasia. And even though I would have liked to have seen more Proctor or Chayton in the main antagonist roles this season (more on that below), “Bullets and Tears” is about as perfect of an ending to the Rabbit years of Banshee as you could get.
Part of that comes »
- Sean Colletti
All the latest news from around your TV dial:
- "How I Met Your Dad," the spinoff to CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" series, has added two new cast members: Nick D'Agosto ("Masters of Sex," above middle) and "Mixology's" Andrew Santino. D'Agosto will play Frank, the "Robin" of the group, though Frank's relationship to Sally (the "Ted") is quite different than the Ted-Robin relationship that kicked off "Himym." Santino has been cast as Danny, Sally's older brother. His "Himyd" role is secondary to his "Mixology" role. They join the already-cast Greta Gerwig as Sally. [THR]
- Odette Annable ("Banshee," above right) has been cast in "Astronaut Wives Club," the ABC drama about the women behind the men participating in the 1960s space race. Annable is Trudy Cooper, the youngest of the wives and also a licensed pilot. [Deadline]
Odette Annable and Melissa George have joined ABC projects, representatives for the actresses told TheWrap. Annable will co-star on “Astronaut Wives Club” from “Gossip Girl” executive producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz for Fake Empire, which was given a 10-episode series order. Michael London (“Betas,” “The Illusionist”) will executive produce for Groundswell. Set in the 1960s, the series focuses on the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. Also read: ‘Once Upon a Time's’ Joanna Garcia Swisher Joins ABC's ‘Astronaut Wives Club’ She'll play Trudy Cooper, the wife of Gordo Cooper and. »
- Jethro Nededog
House alumna Odette Annable is set as one of the main leads in ABC‘s 10-episode summer drama series Astronaut Wives Club, from Fake Empire, Groundswell Productions and ABC Studios. Written by Stephanie Savage based on Lily Koppel’s novel, it tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. Annable will play Trudy Cooper, the youngest of the Astro-wives and a licensed pilot herself. Related: 2014 ABC Pilots A tomboy with aspirations of her own, her forward thinking challenges not just her husband but the other wives. Annable was an early choice for the role, which marks her second consecutive pilot-season casting at ABC. Last year, she starred in the drama pilot Westside. Annable, repped by UTA and Evolution, has been recurring on Cinemax’s Banshee and CBS’ Two And A Half Men. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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