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Will Forte is having a pretty big week. This Sunday, the Saturday Night Live alum will guest star on The Simpsons for the very first time as King Toot, owner of King Toot's Music Store, which neighbors Moe's Tavern. (To put it briefly: He and Moe don't get along). Plus, the premiere date for his new show, Last Man on Earth, was just announced a few days back. Mark your calendars for March 1! EW caught up with Forte—who was in the midst of shooting Last Man’s fourth episode—to talk about his upcoming works. What's in store for you, »
- C. Molly Smith
Naya Rivera on Friday posted a picture of a wedding veil on Instagram, teasing an “exciting day on the set of Glee,” but TVLine has learned exclusively that Santana and (presumably) Brittany won’t be the only gleeks tying the knot in the Fox comedy’s final season.
Shulman & Associates is undergoing another staffing change.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Adam Pally‘s run as a Mindy Project series regular will come to an end in early 2015.
I’m told Pally’s pact with the Fox comedy was always set to expire with this season’s 13th episode. He joined the show as Dr. Peter Prentice at the start of Season 2 and was quickly upgraded to a regular. Pally is expected to make occasional guest appearances as his schedule permits.
What a clustercluck.
Bob’s Burgers celebrates Thanksgiving a little early this year, with an episode that finds Linda and the Belcher kids at the mercy of crazed turkeys — and we’ve got your exclusive sneak peek.
As you’ll see in the video below, the Wonder Wharf Thanksgiving fun run devolves into a nightmare when a rafter of turkeys feather their terror all over town. The belligerent birds somehow knock out Linda and trap Tina, Louise and Gene on a carnival ride.
Where’s Bob, you ask? At home, protesting the whole thing and feeling pretty good about it. »
The “winter” finale of ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder on Thursday night drew 9.8 million total viewers and a 3.1 demo rating (per finals), up 7 percent week-to-week.
Grey’s Anatomy’s own “winter” finale opened ABC’s night with 8.3 mil/2.4 (flat), while Scandal (10.1 mil/3.1) ticked down a tenth.
Related Read Our Recaps for Grey’s, Scandal and How to Get Away
CBS | With NFL preemptions factored out, Big Bang Theory (14.7 mil/4.1) was down 9 percent, Mom (10.2 mil/2.5) dipped a tenth from last week’s series high and Two and a Half Men (8.6 mil/2.2) rose a tenth, while The McCarthys »
The Simpsons is finally putting a face to one of Springfield’s most notorious names this Sunday (Fox, 8/7c) and TVLine has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the big reveal.
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Former SNL-er Will Forte is lending his voice to King Toot, the never-before-seen owner of the music store next to Moe’s Tavern, and as you’ll witness in the video below, he doesn’t exactly see eye-to-eye with his neighbor.
And if executive producer Matt Selman has his way, this won’t be the last we see of Forte’s Toot! »
Winter is coming, which means in a mere matter of weeks you'll be forced to get on a plane and make your way home (or to a tropical island, if you're lucky) for the holidays. Obviously, the only way to make it through the flight is to distract yourself with some quality screen time, and we've rounded up a list of television and movie favorites that will make your flight go by in no time. Whether you're traveling cross country or hopping on a quick hour-long flight to a neighboring state, Moviefone has you covered with seriously stellar options -- and the links to download them!
(We've limited our selections to titles available to download prior to travel, since not every flight has Wifi, and, let's face it, the Wi-Fi is too slow for streaming.)
Say you're traveling cross-country, and your flight is 4 Hours:
Amazon's original scripted series has »
- Mehera Bonner
Kudos to Fox for milking two days of news reports out of an otherwise unified announcement of its midseason schedule. After we reported yesterday that "American Idol" and "Empire" will premiere on January 7, Fox rolled out its entire midseason overhaul, including premiere dates for new drama "Backstrom," new comedies "The Last Man on Earth" and "Weird Loners," a new reality offering called "World's Funniest Fails" and returns for new seasons of "MasterChef Junior," "The Following" and "Hell's Kitchen." Fox also revealed plans for the final season of "Glee." After a fairly rough fall -- "Gotham" and "MasterChef Junior" are among the few unvarnished positives -- it's no wonder that Fox's changes touch every night of primetime. Let's look at the winter/spring premieres, jumping between chronological order and night-by-night. There will be a handy, but complicated, chart at the bottom of the page when this confuses you. Up first is »
- Daniel Fienberg
The Simpsons vs. Family Guy debate has been raging for decades now, with the recent crossover lightly poking the fire. But despite all the discussion no general consensus has been reached. And frankly, there likely never will be any agreement – but it’s worth trying to figure it out, arguing and debating, because, after all, they’re shows we love.
Now, keep in mind that the question here is “which is better?” not “while gives you more laugh out loud moments.” That may seem odd when talking about comedies, but there are a lot of other factors in judging the two shows. Family Guy tells you right in its opening sequence that the aim is to make you both laugh and cry, after all. The Simpsons is well known for producing some heart-warming, tear-jerking moments; both have the ability to go the dramatic route as well as the comedic. »
- Jay Anderson
NBC took the sweeps staple of crossover storylines to a new level last week, as a running plot involving characters from the net’s three Dick Wolf dramas produced a ratings surge for each show. The stunt, along with “Sunday Night Football,” “The Blacklist” and three nights of “The Voice” carried the Peacock to a ratings victory in key demos.
In a down week for CBS, NBC also scored a rare victory in total viewers — its first for a full week in the November sweep since 2002, and its first in any sweep month (excluding Olympics weeks) since the week of the “Friends” finale in May 2004.
“Sunday Night Football,” featuring a great quarterback matchup between Tom Brady’s New England Patriots and Andrew Luck’s Indianapolis Colts produced strong ratings (7.1/19 in 18-49, 20.82 million viewers overall), standing as the week’s No. 2 primetime show in 18-49 and No. 1 in total viewers, according to Nielsen. »
- Rick Kissell
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong once sang about “one nation controlled by the media,” and since that time he’s saturated himself across multiple media platforms from The Simpsons to a Green Day Rock Band to performing a week long stint in a Broadway musical based on his own album.
Now Billie Joe can add being a screen actor to his resume as he’s set to star in Geezer, a music drama about a man going through a mid-life crisis who revisits his punk-rock past on his 40th birthday.
Geezer is filming now and will reportedly feature several new songs by Armstrong.
- Brian Welk
Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar – TV, scroll to the bottom of the article.
Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – TV Broadcast Monday Nov 10, 2014 – Sunday Nov 16, 2014 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Voice 18,531 2 2 America’s Got Talent 4,901 3 3 The Simpsons 3,635 4 4 Dancing With the Stars 3,407 5 5 America’s Funniest Home Videos 2,983 6 7 The Big Bang Theory 1,415 7 6 Supernatural 1,321 8 - Grey’s Anatomy 1,244 9 9 The Flash 1,205 10 - Family Guy 1,130 -
Cable/Streaming Monday Nov 10, 2014 – Sunday Nov 16, 2014 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 Key and Peele 7,597 2 2 The Walking Dead 5,554 3 3 Top Gear 4,364 4 4 Pretty Little Liars 2,198 5 6 Sons of Anarchy 2,035 6 5 American Horror Story 1,448 7 8 WWE Raw 1,281 8 - South Park 1,272 9 10 Impact Wrestling 1,134 10 - Naked and Afraid 970 -
Late Night Monday Nov 10, 2014 – Sunday Nov 16, 2014 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 30,325 2 2 Jimmy Kimmel Live 19,791 3 4 Conan 8,885 4 3 Last Week Tonight With John Oliver »
- Jason Klein
He faced execution for failure to perform. But Benjy, the gay bull of Ireland, has been saved following a worldwide appeal backed by The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon. Ireland's Animal Rights Action Network said Tuesday that Simon is paying for Benjy's transportation to an animal sanctuary in England. Simon, who is battling colon cancer, has been giving away much of the fortune from his television career and is a leading donor to animal welfare causes. Benjy, a Charlerois bull, failed this year to impregnate any heifers at a County Mayo farm in western Ireland. Veterinarians determined he was fertile, but »
- Associated Press
The creator of "The Simpsons" says Smithers was color incorrect when he first appeared on the show ... black.Waylon Smithers' black hue was simply a mistake, but producers didn't have the money to turn him to his intended yellow ... so says Matt Groening.Groening gives an interesting explanation for the error, which was short-lived. It was corrected for Smithers' second appearance in the town of Springfield ... whatever state it's in.Groening also tells us why »
- TMZ Staff
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 »
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
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
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.
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.
Director Hamish Hamilton returns to the show for the third time, after receiving an Emmy nomination for his work on last year’s telecast. He made his Oscar debut with the 82nd Academy Awards telecast in 2010. Hamilton has directed many other celebrated live televised events, including the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Bruno Mars, the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Beyoncé, the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” and the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, for which he also received an Emmy nomination. He shared a 2011 Peabody Award for the fifth annual “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” and a 2003 Grammy Award nomination for the musical special “Robbie Williams – Live at the Albert.”
Production designer Derek McLane has been part of both Oscar »
- Michelle McCue
Benedict Cumberbatch is everywhere. He's got no fewer than three films coming out between now and the end of the year, with Oscar-tipped biopic The Imitation Game in cinemas now, and The Penguins of Madagascar and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies imminent.
After months of speculation surrounding the casting of Marvel's next superhero Doctor Strange, fresh reports have emerged linking Cumberbatch to the coveted role, although nothing has yet been confirmed. There's also the small matter of his recent engagement, which was announced in a characteristically classy manner earlier this month.
It would be easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of Cumberexposure. But fear not – Digital Spy's handy A-z guide is here to fill in the gaps in your knowledge.
A is for Alan Turing
In what's being widely heralded as the performance that will earn him his first Oscar nomination come January, Cumberbatch »
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