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8 items from 2013

The Goodwin Games: Season One Ratings

3 July 2013 12:03 AM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Fox held The Goodwin Games until very late in the season, a sign that they don't expect it to draw great ratings. Are they wrong? Will it be a big hit or will it be cancelled after one season?

The Goodwin Games typically airs Monday nights and the sitcom's cast includes Scott Foley, Kat Foster, Becki Newton, T.J. Miller, Melissa Tang, and Beau Bridges.

Below are the TV show's ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Goodwin Games is going to be cancelled or renewed for a second season.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.50 million total viewers.

Episode 01-07: Monday, 07/01/13

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The Goodwin Games: Cancelled? Renewed for Season Two?

1 July 2013 11:53 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Tonight marks the finale of The Goodwin Games, Fox's most recent sitcom. Has it been a ratings success? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

The Goodwin Games follows three estranged siblings -- an overachieving surgeon (Scott Foley), a struggling actress (Becki Newton); and a career petty criminal (T.J. Miller). They return home for their father's funeral and are informed that their father's will awards them $23 million but only if they agree to compete in a series of games that end up bringing them closer as a family. The cast also includes Kat Foster, Melissa Tang, and Beau Bridges.

The sitcom was initially supposed to air last fall but Fox decided to save it for mid-season. Then, in November, the network cut Goodwin Games' episode order (from 13 to just seven installments). They then opted to hold the premiere until »


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'The Goodwin Games' are nearly over: Why you should check out the finale

1 July 2013 11:07 AM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

On the surface, The Goodwin Games seems to exemplify an increasingly common small screen trend: Disappointment Television, a.k.a. pedigreed, mega-hyped series that build impossibly high expectations and end up landing more with a whimper than a bang. (See also: Smash, The Newsroom, and, to some extent, Arrested Development’s fourth season.)

Like its brethren, Goodwin was conceived and created by a big-name team — in this case, How I Met Your Mother’s Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. Like the others, it features a cast of talented ringers, including Scott Foley, Beau Bridges, and most of all Becki Newton, »

- Hillary Busis

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The Goodwin Games TV Review – Watch It Before Premiere

15 May 2013 11:25 AM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Goodwin Games stars Scott Foley, Becki Newton, and T.J. Miller as the Goodwin siblings who recently lost their father, Benjamin Goodwin (Beau Bridges). A bit of an odd duck, Benjamin had a quirky parenting style, which involved a lot of games, and there’s no reason that his death should be any different. It turns out that he has several million dollars, and he’s going to give it to whoever wins The Goodwin Games, an unknown assortment of challenges designed to get his kids back together.

Henry (Foley), Chloe (Newton), and Jimmy (Miller) are about as diverse as a set of siblings can be. An overachieving surgeon, a flaky, hopeful actress, and a repeat con with no sense of responsibility, the Goodwins have one thing in common, wanting to get away from their dad. His strange parenting theory apparently pushed his kids away, and he repeatedly admits to »

- Marc Eastman

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TV Review: ‘The Goodwin Games’

15 May 2013 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Remember “Ben & Kate,” the sweet little comedy about oddball siblings Fox aired — and pretty quickly canceled — earlier this season? Turns out the network developed a logical single-camera companion to the show, which should provide small comfort to “The Goodwin Games,” a series from the creators of “How I Met Your Mother” being rather conspicuously burned off in the summer heat. Mildly charming but exceptionally thin, it makes it hard to fault Fox for its lack of faith. So let the “Games” begin, but don’t expect many to wind up carrying a torch for it.

The series hinges on a trio of completely unbelievable siblings, reunited by the death of their father (Beau Bridges, in full mad-scientist mode). As if plucked from “Gilligan’s Island,” they include a buttoned-up doctor (Scott Foley), an actress (“Ugly Betty’s” Becki Newton) and a nincompoop thief (T.J. Miller) freshly paroled from prison.

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- Brian Lowry

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Fox’s ‘Goodwin Games’ Gets May Premiere

27 February 2013 3:00 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Fox’s midseason series The Goodwin Games has finally been assigned a premiere date. The comedy will have a summer run, launching on May 20 at 8:30 Pm and running for seven consecutive weeks. While not officially cancelled, Goodwin Games is considered dead, and its cast members were allowed by Fox to take other jobs. T.J. Miller and Melissa Tang have booked pilots, while Scott Foley is recurring on ABC’s Scandal with an option to become a regular. »


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The Best Broadcast Pilot Orders of the 2013-2014 Season: ABC and Fox

26 February 2013 12:15 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Rachel Bennett

Television Editor & Columnist


It’s pilot season, which means your favorite out-of-work TV actors, actresses, creators and writers are getting a chance to return to the small screen once more.

Although we have yet to know what new series we’ll see next year, the networks have been busy selecting projects to consider for their schedules. So far, almost 100 scripts have been chosen, and audiences will only get to see a handful actually come to fruition.

Several are duds, but there are a few promising prospects that I hope network executives will keep around for the 2013-2014 season — even if it means they have to cancel old favorites to make room (just keep Parks and Recreation, Ok, NBC?).

Check out my choices for the best prospective ABC and Fox pilots, and read my selections for NBC and CBS if you missed them yesterday:



1. S.H.I.E.L.D.

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- Rachel Bennett

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7 February 2013 9:04 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – In the latest Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 30 pairs of movie passes up for grabs to the advance screening of the highly anticipated “A Good Day to Die Hard” starring Bruce Willis!

A Good Day to Die Hard,” which opens on Feb. 14, 2013 and is rated “R,” also stars Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Yuliya Snigir, Radivoje Bukvic, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Sergei Kolesnikov, Roman Luknár and Melissa Tang from “Max Payne” director John Moore and writer Skip Woods based on certain original characters by Roderick Thorp.

To win your free “A Good Day to Die Hard” passes courtesy of, just get interactive with our unique Hookup technology below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! »

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