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TV Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Goes to Memphis, Snags a Win
“This Is Us” caused a flood of tears last night, and brought in its now-usual flood of eyeballs in the 18-49 demographic for NBC. The all-Randall episode drew a 2.5 rating in the demo and an average audience of 9.37 million viewers, up from last week and just around its average. The finale of “The Wall” notched a 1.4 in the demo and 5.9 million viewers. After “This Is Us,” “Chicago Fire” came in with a 1.6 and 7.07 million viewers.
CBS, ever the anti-ageist, continues to be the biggest draw of total viewers. “NCIS” brought in 14.69 million of them, with a 1.6 rating in the demo. “Bull” reeled in its usual 1.3 in the demo and 10.56 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” came in at a 1.1 and 9.42 million viewers.
ABC’s Tuesday comedy block began with a steady “The Middle” with a 1.5 and 6.26 million viewers. “American Housewife” dipped slightly to a 1.4 and 5.18 million viewers. “Fresh Off the Boat” ticked up to a 1.1 and 3.8 million »
- Oriana Schwindt
Fox’s Marvel Pilot Casts Jamie Chung As Blink
Jamie Chung is crossing over from the DC to the Marvel universe. The actress, who recurred as Valerie Vale on Batman prequel series Gotham, has been cast as a series regular on another Fox comic book drama project, the X-Men-themed untitled Marvel pilot. Written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer, the pilot focuses on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an… »
‘SNL’ Vet Beth McCarthy-Miller to Direct Melissa McCarthy’s Fox Pilot ‘Amy’s Brother’ (Exclusive)
Beth McCarthy-Miller will direct the Fox comedy pilot “Amy’s Brother,” Variety has learned.
“Amy’s Brother” is about an unconventional family that is formed when a successful type-a man and his estranged sister, plus her two children, find themselves not only back in each other’s lives but also living under one roof. The half-hour, single-cam laffer was written by Jim Cashman and Mitch Silpa, who will serve as co-executive producers. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.
McCarthy Miller was the director of “SNL” for eleven years, and has racked up numerous Emmy nominations for both “SNL” and “30 Rock.” Her resume is uber impressive in both unscripted and scripted TV ranging from ABC’s “Match Game” to Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle” to broadcast sitcoms »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Jason Ritter to Star in ABC Dramedy Pilot The Gospel of Kevin
No pressure Jason Ritter, but you’ve got the whole world in your hands.
The Parenthood vet is set to play the title role in The Gospel of Kevin, an hour-long comedic drama pilot about a down-on-his-luck man who is tasked by God with a mission to save the world.
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Chazz Palminteri Joins CBS’ Comedy Pilot ‘Distefano’
Chazz Palminteri has booked a series regular role opposite Chris Distefano and Annie Potts in Distefano, CBS' comedy pilot from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays & Craig Thomas and Sony TV. Inspired by the comedy of Distefano, the project centers on Izzy (Diane Guerrero) and Chris, two 20-somethings raising their newborn daughter and merging their meddling families – one Colombian American, one Italian. Palminteri will play Tony, Chris’ (Distefano) dad, a… »
CSI Vet Marg Helgenberger Joins Fox's Behind Enemy Lines Pilot
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Loosely based on the 2001 Owen Wilson/Gene Hackman movie, the Fox project is described as a military soap thriller wherein a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped — you guessed it — behind enemy lines. The “distinctly patriotic series” will offer a multi-perspective narrative that follows soldiers on the ground, the officers and service men and women on a nearby aircraft carrier and intelligence officers in D. »
‘Somewhere Between’: Devon Sawa Cast In ABC Summer Drama Series
Nikita alum Devon Sawa has been cast opposite Paula Patton in Somewhere Between, ABC's thriller drama series with a supernatural twist, which has a 10-episode straight-to-series order for summer 2017. Written by Legend Of The Seeker and Taxi Brooklyn co-creator Stephen Tolkin and based on a Korean format, Somewhere Between centers on superstar news producer and fiercely loving mom Laura Price (Patton). She isn't crazy: She knows her daughter Serena is going to be… »
Demi Moore Set To Recur On ‘Empire’
Demi Moore is set for a major recurring role on Fox’s hit hip-hop drama series Empire. Moore’s character will be introduced be introduced in the Season 3 finale this spring. She’ll play a take-charge nurse with a mysterious past, who will become ever more treacherously entangled with the Lyon family in Season 4. Moore joins previously announced actors and musicians who will appear on Empire this spring, including her daughter Rumer Willis, Eva Longoria, Taye Diggs… »
Days of Our Lives Renewed at NBC
NBC is flipping the hourglass for a 52nd time.
Despite rumors that Days of Our Lives was nearing extinction, NBC has renewed the venerable soap opera for a record 52nd season, TVLine has learned exclusively. The pickup comes a month after the sudser fired co-head writer Dena Higley and replaced her with General Hospital vet Ron Carlivati. Days‘ other co-head writer, Ryan Quan, is sticking around as a creative consultant.
“We feel so privileged to be able to continue the remarkable legacy of Days of our Lives, »
Jimmy Kimmel Talks Considering Retirement From Late-Night TV After 14 Years
Jimmy Kimmel has become a household name after 14 years of starring on live-night television with his show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” While talking with Variety magazine he revealed his contract with ABC expires in the fall of 2019 and said he has thought about retiring. “I know I will do the show for another three […] »
- Aynslee Darmon
‘Game of Thrones’ Star Cast as Lead in Marvel, ABC’s ‘Inhumans’
Based on the classic Marvel comic book characters created by by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, “Inhumans” tells the story of a race of super-powered beings who first appeared in Marvel Comics publications in 1965. »
- Daniel Holloway
Kaitlin Olson’s ‘The Mick’ Renewed by Fox for Season 2
Sorry, suckers, it looks like Mickey’s gonna stick around for a while: Fox has renewed freshman Kaitlin Olson sitcom “The Mick” for a second season. To-date, the series has averaged a solid 2.0 Nielsen rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, including a week’s worth of delayed viewing. By Fox’s own count across multiple platforms, ‘The Mick’ has reached an average of eight million total viewers per episode. “From the earliest stages of development, all of us at Fox had enormous faith in ‘The Mick,’ and it hasn’t disappointed,” said David Madden, president, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Kaitlin is a fearless comedic. »
- Tony Maglio
Showtime’s 1970s LA Stand-Up Scene Series ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Will Make World Premiere At SXSW
Showtime’s new drama series I’m Dying Up Here, set during the heyday of Hollywood’s 1970s stand-up scene will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival on Wednesday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. before the series airs on Sunday, June 4. A Q&A will follow after the screening at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas with the series' cast and producers, including Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin , Al Madrigal and executive… »
Tim Robbins to Star in Alan Ball's New HBO Dysfunctional Family Drama
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This 10-episode series — which bears the unofficial, working title Here, Now — centers on a middle-aged couple and their four children, three of which were adopted from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia. The twist? The seemingly perfect, progressive family is in actuality harboring deep rifts. Also, one »
‘Rick and Morty’ Season 3 Celebrates the Start of Production By Expertly Trolling Fans
It’s been a full 16 months since the last episode of Rick and Morty, and as of now we still don’t know when we’ll see the show again. There were some optimistic rumblings that season 3 could premiere by the end of 2016, but that garbage year has already come and gone. On the bright side, though, […]
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- Angie Han
TLC's Too Close to Home Is the Worst Show I Can't Stop Watching
With its second season finale airing on Wednesday (TLC, 10/9c), Too Close to Home promises to answer many of fans’ lingering questions from the past seven weeks. But here’s a burning question I’d like answered: Why can’t I stop watching this show?!
Frankly, the latest offering from the House of Tyler Perry is the creative equivalent of a train wreck making love to a dumpster fire, then slapping a man bun on top for good measure. And that wasn’t a »
The Top Five Biggest “It About Time” Moments in Oscars History
The Oscars will be full of great moments and plenty of surprises but I’m not sure we’re going to get too many “it’s about time” moments this year. There aren’t that many nominees who you’re thinking to yourselves “will they finally win an Oscar this year?” There are also not too many categories this year where you can say “maybe it’s about time that this movie or this actor wins.” The one story I’ve been hearing about is that Deadpool should have been nominated for best picture. So perhaps one day we’ll have an “it’s about time” moment where we
The Top Five Biggest “It About Time” Moments in Oscars History »
- Nat Berman
‘This Is Us’ Ratings Rise Slightly To Top Night Again, ‘NCIS’ & ‘The Flash’ Down
Leaving no tear duct unexplored, the “Memphis” episode of This Is Us (2.5/9) last night had reunions, revelations and regrets galore that could soften the hardest of hearts. The pivotal episode of the Dan Fogelman-created drama also brought a smile to NBC's corporate face with another week as Tuesday’s top-rated show among adults 18-49. Moving up a slight 4% in the key demo and in total viewers (7.068 million) over its Valentine's Day show, the hit of the Big 4’s… »
BBC Launching New Channel For Scotland With $37.4M Budget
As part of its push to invest more in regional content across the UK, the BBC is launching a new TV channel geared specifically towards Scottish audiences. The pubcaster will invest an additional £19M ($23.7M) into BBC Scotland, a channel that will aim to offer up more Scottish content on screen. BBC is also putting another £1.2M ($1.5M) into BBC Alba, the nation's Scottish-Gaelic language channel. This comes on top of the broadcaster's current pledge to invest an extra… »
Louis C.K. Inks Deal With Netflix for Two Stand-Up Specials
The first of the specials, titled “2017” and filmed in Washington, D.C., will premiere April 4 globally on Netflix.
C.K. is no stranger to the streaming world; he released his 2011 special “Live from the Beacon Theater” exclusively on his own website for $5, and several of his other specials have been available on Netflix for years — “2017” will merely be the first to debut as a Netflix original. His latest series, “Horace and Pete,” was distributed solely through louisck.net; after its first run on his site, Hulu picked up the syndicated streaming rights.
“Louis has been one of the most innovative comedy voices in this new era of stand up. He has also been a thought leader in the business of comedy. We have marveled at his creativity and his ability to invent comedically and commercially, and »
- Oriana Schwindt
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