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Some of NBC's shows have done well while others have really struggled. Which will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned!
There's lots of data that NBC looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but the ratings are typically the biggest piece. Here's how the network's shows are doing »
Sunday, July 20, 2014 ratings -- New episodes: Unforgettable, Rising Star, Reckless, Wipeout, and Big Brother.Reruns: Chicago Pd, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, America's Funniest Home Videos, Castle, American Ninja Warrior, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, American Dad!, The Simpsons, and 60 Minutes.
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Fast National ratings for Sunday, July 20, 2014. After a few weeks of stability and growth, ABC's "Rising Star" dipped on Sunday, allowing "Big Brother" and CBS to claim primetime victories in all measures. ABC still finished second overall, though "America's Funniest Home Videos" played a bigger role than "Rising Star" did. Fox, meanwhile, was second among young viewers thanks to animation repeats. On to the numbers... Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 1.1 rating for Sunday night, edging out Fox's 1.0 rating in the key demographic. ABC's 0.9 key demo rating was a close third and NBC's 0.8 key demo rating wasn't far off either. Overall, CBS had much more breathing room, averaging 6.15 million viewers and a 3.9 rating/7 share for Sunday, far ahead of the 4.07 million viewers and 2.4/4 for ABC. NBC's 2.9 million viewers and 1.8/3 beat the 1.3/2 and 2.17 million viewers for Fxo. 7 p.m. - The night's biggest audience went to CBS' "60 Minutes," which averaged 7.72 million viewers to win the 7 p. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) will replace Colin Firth as the voice of Paddington Bear in the Weinstein Company’s Paddington, based on the popular children’s literature character. Firth departed the live-action/CGI-hybrid project in June. Producer David Heyman told the Daily Mail, which broke Thursday’s news, that Firth’s voice was “too mature” for the part; the film needed a slightly younger voice for the beloved bear who arrives in England from Peru. Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, and Peter Capaldi will also lend their voices to the film. [The Wrap]
- C. Molly Smith
Universal’s comedy The Nest has added actress Renée Elise Goldsberry in the role of Kim, a longtime friend of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s characters who throw one last house party at their parents’ pad. Goldsberry recurs as Assistant Da Geneva Pine on CBS’s The Good Wife and also recently appeared on Fox’s The Following and NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She’s also set to do a stint on the second season of Showtime’s Masters of Sex. Goldsberry is repped by Innovative Artists and Sweet 180. Glen Powell (Fast Food Nation, Best Friends Forever) has joined the cast […] »
Chicago – Zach Gilford is a familiar face to fans of the TV series “Friday Night Lights,” where he portrayed Matt Saracen. The actor grew up around Chicago in Evanston, Ill., and has risen through the ranks of acting in his new home of Los Angeles. He currently is featured in the sequel film, “The Purge: Anarchy.”
“The Purge: Anarchy” takes up the premise of the first film, which presupposes a near future America in which laws are suspended for one night a year, allowing all aggressions, crimes and firearms to be practiced with abandon. Zach Gilford portrays Shane, who is part of a couple – his real-life wife Kiele Sanchez is Liz, his other half – that are accidentally thrust into the Purge night with no protection, and hooks up with a armed vigilante named Leo (Frank Grillo). The sequel ups the ante of the first film, with more social commentary and fire power. »
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From the director of Wet Hot American Summer, Wanderlust and Role Models comes a hilarious and irreverent subversion of the romantic-comedy genre: They Came Together, arriving on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD September 2 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is also currently available via Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View. This laugh-out-loud comedy features an all-star cast including Paul Rudd (Anchorman, Role Models), Amy Poehler (TV's Parks and Recreation, TV's Saturday Night Live), Cobie Smulders (TV's How I Met Your Mother, Marvel's The Avengers), Christopher Meloni (TV's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Wet Hot American Summer), Max Greenfield (TV's New Girl, Veronica Mars), Bill Hader (upcoming The Skeleton Twins, TV's Saturday Night Live), Ellie Kemper (TV's The Office, Bridesmaids), Jason Mantzoukas (TV's The League, Neighbors), Melanie Lynskey (TV's Two and a Half Men, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and Ed Helms (TV's The Office, »
Zach Gilford has come a long way in his eleven year career as a Hollywood actor. His first major role was in an episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Gilford’s next big break was a regular spot in the cast of the hit television show Friday Night Lights. The opportunities continued to roll in and he found himself side-by-side with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action hero’s return to filmmaking, The Last Stand.
His most recent roles see Gilford carving out a nitch in the horror genre for himself. The actor played one of the two lead roles in Devil’s Due earlier in 2014. He’s about to be seen on the big-screen again in the highly anticipated sequel to the surprisingly successful home invasion thriller The Purge.
The Purge: Anarchy takes viewers out of their homes and into the streets as the time has come »
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Before The Beatles came to our shores in the mid-1960s, I don’t think there was a bigger rock band in America than The Four Seasons. The Four Seasons are one of the best-selling musical groups of all time, having sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide. The story of the band’s formation, success, and their eventual break-up has already been dramatized in Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, a jukebox musical which debuted on Broadway in 2005. And now that musical has been brought from the stage to the screen. The new movie Jersey Boys is a lot of fun and quite entertaining, but unfortunately the film suffers from narrative and structural issues that prevent it from reaching its full potential.
- Timothy Monforton
"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes," it's claimed Andy Warhol once said. Some stars shine much brighter than others, though, and in the case of Hollywood we often see actors hit big early before disappearing without trace.
Brandon Routh, who delivered a sensitive and assured turn as the Man of Steel in 2006's Superman Returns, is one such example. Routh never quite got the breaks he deserved after landing that life-changing role, so it's nice to see him back in the superhero game with an upcoming role as Atom in Arrow.
Digital Spy takes a look back at a handful of stars who couldn't escape their one big role.
Plucked from relative obscurity to lead Bryan Singer's lavish Superman sequel, Routh impressively channelled Christopher Reeve on his big screen debut but found leading man roles difficult to come by in the aftermath.
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Nurse Jackie Season 5 Blu-Ray Review
The fifth season of Nurse Jackie is a somewhat unique spin in the world of TV series, because the premise of the show is turned upside-down. While Edie Falco has spent four seasons winning critical acclaim as titular, drug-addicted nurse who has to find a way to make all the facets of her life work, the writers correctly determined that it was time that the gimmick made some new movies. Thus, the fifth season has Jackie sober, and quickly approaching the one-year anniversary of her sobriety.
With her marriage falling apart, her job resting on a very precarious perch, and her ability to effectively don a parental role, Jackie has an entirely new set of problems to manage, and coping isn’t necessarily something she’s great at… depending on how you mean that.
Of course, when your personal life is in a shambles, your »
- Marc Eastman
Carol Kane has signed on for a recurring role in Fox's highly-anticipated Batman prequel series Gotham, portraying Gertrud Kapelput, the mother of Robin Taylor's Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. the future Penguin.
In the DC Comics, Gertrud became overprotective of her son Oswald, following the death of his father who contracted pneumonia after being caught in a downpour. She forced Oswald to always carry an umbrella, rain or shine, which we have seen him brandishing in the first trailers released for Gotham. Gertrud's influence on Oswald was also seen in Gregg Hurwitz's comic Penguin: Pain and Prejudice, although it is unclear if the show plans on adapting that particular story.
Carol Kane will have a recurring role on Gotham, first appearing in the show's second episode, although it isn't known how many episodes she will appear in. Gertrud is described as, "a proud and faded beauty with delusions of grandeur. »
"I know she's 24 but she's a sort of middle-aged woman trapped in a 24-year-old's body," he told the magazine. "She hangs out with her cat and sews things."
As for how old Sheeran is at heart, the 23-year-old British musician joked, "My soul age differs from day to day. It can be eight or 80."
He added, "It just depends on what I'm doing. If I'm working it’s usually pretty spot-on for work, but if I'm with my friends and the »
The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences released this year's Emmy ballots last week. Now that the ballots are out, it's time for our annual two-pronged experiment, in which Dan tries to predict the likeliest nominees in each major category, while I pretend that I'm an actually TV Academy member and pick the six nominees that would make me the happiest. We are, as always, playing by the Emmy rules, which means we can't argue for someone who didn't submit themselves (say, Alan Cumming for "The Good Wife"), can't move someone from lead to supporting or vice versa, and can't declare that "True Detective" is a miniseries and therefore clear more room in the drama categories. I'm also obviously limited by what I watched and what I haven't. I think I saw maybe three episodes of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" this season, for instance, and while I like the show a lot, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Taylor Swift's new cat Olivia Benson is beyond cute. It's also pretty endearing that Tay named the tiny kitten is named after Mariska Hargitay's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit character (because she loves the show!). Miss Olivia (or Detective Benson, if she prefers a more formal approach) joins the singer's other cat, Meredith—and yes, that pretty kitty is named for Ellen Pompeo's Grey's Anatomy character, Meredith Grey! Of course, Taylor isn't the only celeb to name her pet(s) after a famous character—others have also named their animals after real people! George Clooney, for example, named his adorable cocker spaniel-mix Albert Einstein. The actor adopted him from a »
Fast National ratings for Wednesday, June 18, 2014. A large, but slightly unexplained, bump for "So You Think You Can Dance" helped Fox dominate Wednesday primetime in young viewers and finish a close second to CBS' procedural repeats overall. Also getting an unexplained week-to-week boost was ABC's "Motive," the only other original on a repeat-filled night. If you're curious, "Motive" was up 15 percent overall and 25 percent in the key demo, while "So You Think You Can Dance" rose 31 percent in the key demo and 20 percent overall. On to the numbers... Among adults 18-49, Fox averaged a 1.7 rating for Wednesday night, far ahead of the 1.0 rating posted by ABC, CBS and NBC in the key demographic. The CW averaged a 0.3 key demo rating for the night. Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 5.5 million viewers and a 3.7 rating/7 share for Wednesday primetime, edging out Fox's 5.27 million viewers and 3.3/6. [Fox eked out a slim overall advantage for the two shared primetime hours.] ABC was third with 4.21 million viewers »
- Daniel Fienberg
Me-wow, Mariska Hargitay. It appears that Taylor Swift has welcomed a new cat, and named her fab feline addition after Hargitay's most famous character: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit's detective Olivia Benson. On Wednesday, Swift shared an Instagram of a fluffy white kitten sitting sweetly in her lap with the simple caption, "Meet Olivia Benson." No confirmation on whether or not the cutie is actually her kitty, though the rest of the Twitterverse seems to think so. Hargitay's Twitter feed, however, is so far mum on the matter, and we're pretty certain that Swift's other cat, beloved Scottish Fold »
- Amy Jamieson
As we anticipate a potential Part III, catch up on the major stars' exploits since - and compare how they looked then and now:
Steve Martin - already an established Hollywood name before Father of the Bride - plays hapless patriarch George Banks, who suffers a series of ridiculous misfortunes (and a mild breakdown - the too-plentiful pack of hotdogs springs to mind) after his daughter announces that she's getting married. »
"You know, I think it's really interesting that these two characters kind of came into my life around the same time," said Pablo Schreiber during our recent webcam chat (watch below) about his villainous turns in "Orange is the New Black" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." "I think that these two roles came at a very specific time in my life when I think it was essential for me … to expose and hopefully expunge a little bit of my darker side." -Break- Taryn Manning likens 'Oitnb's' Pennsatucky to rock star run amok (Exclusive Video) He expressed that darker side in two very different ways: in a comic role as a corrupt prison guard known as "Pornstache" in "Orange," and in a dramatic role as depraved serial rapist William Lewis on "Svu," both of which are being entered for Emmy consideration for guest acting. He readily admits it was easier fo. »
On Friday, we'll talk with Pablo Schreiber about his pair of nefarious TV roles: George "Pornstache" Mendez on the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black," and recurring villain William Lewis on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Join us for our live chat on June 6, at 10:00am Pt/1:00pm Et on Gold Derby's home page. -Break- Taryn Manning likens 'Oitnb's' Pennsatucky to rock star run amok (Exclusive Video) Pornstache, so called because of his signature facial hair, is a corrections officer at Litchfield Prison, but he's at least as corrupt as the women he's guarding. During season one he smuggled drugs and covered up a deadly overdose. And William Lewis on "Law & Order: Svu" is arguably even more sinister. Introduced at the end of season 14, Lewis left a trail of victims – including a kidnapped and terrorized Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) – before his ...' »
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