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[As in years past, this week, I'm going to be glancing, night-by-night, at how the primetime schedules have changed after the network announcements at upfronts. I'll be looking at how the various changes will impact the ratings races on each night, as well as my own DVRing habits. Readers can chime in on how their own DVRs will be impacted. And yes, this brief series assumes that anybody still watches TV on their TVs. I'm old-fashioned. I'm also probably gonna ignore that I have a fancy new six-tuner DVR that means that I really don't have to make choices anymore. This will assume that I make choices for my own sanity.] Thursday Nights 8:00 p.m. ABC: "Grey's Anatomy" CBS: Thursday Night Football/ "The Big Bang Theory," "Life in Pieces" The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" Fox: "Bones" NBC: "Heroes Reborn" 9:00 p.m. ABC: "Scandal" CBS: Thursday Night Football/ "Mom," "Angel from Hell" The CW: "The Originals" Fox: "Sleepy Hollow" NBC: "The Blacklist" 10:00 p.m. ABC: "How To Get Away With Murder" CBS: Thursday Night Football/"Elementary" NBC: "The Player" What's Changed: ABC's Shonda Rhimes Thursday remains intact. Otherwise, everybody else is mixing things up at least somewhat, but doing so around still points of stability. So CBS is using "Big Bang Theory," still the top comedy on TV despite some big drops in the spring, and the increasingly sturdy "Mom" as a launching pad for a pair of new comedies, which CBS has to keep doing because CBS' recent comedy track record is decidedly mixed. [Everybody's comedy track record is decidedly mixed.] And CBS continues to use the valuable Thursday 10 p. »
- Daniel Fienberg
ABC certainly needs new shows that are a hit in the ratings. They didn't have much luck last season. Will this year be different or will much of their new crop of TV shows be cancelled as well?
There's lots of data that network execs looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. These charts will be updated daily, as new ratings data becomes available.
ABC shows (so far): 20/20, 500 Questions, America's Funniest Home Videos, American Crime, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Black-ish, Castle, Celebrity Wife Swap, Cristela, Dancing with the Stars, Extreme Weight Loss, Forever, Fresh Off The Boat, Galavant, The Goldbergs, The Great Christmas Light Fight, Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, In An Instant, Last Man Standing, Manhattan Love Story, Marvel's Agent Carter, Marvel's Agents of Shield, The Middle, Modern »
Tonight, Noah and Alison give in to their feelings for each other - and learn a very important lesson when they visit a deserted island together.
Murder in Successville: BBC Three, 10pm
Di Sleet needs the help of TV and radio presenter Dermot O'Leary to figure out the latest murder in Successville.
Medical drama Grey's Anatomy concludes its latest run with eleventh season finale 'You're My Home'.
The doctors are brought together as they remember what is important in life when they work to tackle a crisis.
BBC's new comedy series begins »
Jeffrey Dean Morgan went all out for his latest role! The former "Grey's Anatomy" star dropped a staggering 40 pounds for his role in "Texas Rising" by following a strict diet of just one can of tuna per day. The 6'2" actor was encouraged to lose 10 pounds from his 175-pound frame, but he took it way too far ... weighing in at just 130 pounds during shooting. "He had a consumption of tuberculosis," Morgan explained on "Today" last week. "And so I got there and I was probably about 175. I left and I was about 130." "I ate a can of tuna fish a day," he continued. "I did it in the most unhealthy way possible...I didn't consult with a doctor or anything. We had said maybe we should lose, like, 10 pounds, and I just kept going and going, and by the end of the movie, I was just [moving] like a snail!" The »
- tooFab Staff
Will Denny Duquette ever be healthy?! Jeffrey Dean Morgan Aka beloved Duquette of Grey's Anatomy fame broke our hearts by unexpectedly dying of a blood clot on the medical show, but now the actor has put himself in real-life danger by losing 40 pounds for a new role on Texas Rising in the unhealthiest way possible. Instead of dieting and exercising in addition to consulting a doctor, Morgan lived solely on one can of tuna per day to lose the weight. Producers recommended that Morgan lose 10 pounds to play the character, who is sick on the show, but he took it too far. "He had a consumption of tuberculosis," Morgan explained on Today, as excerpted by Oh No They Didn't. "And so I got there »
Recently, TV Line delivered a new spoiler chat session and dished out some new spoiler intel for Grey's Anatomy upcoming season 12 in regards to Arizona and Callie, via Arizona star, Jessica Capshaw (left). It turns out that Callie and Arizona will finally bring the drama down a notch and actually find some peace with one another. Arizona is going to have some new, major stuff happen for her. . In their spoiler chat session, they said: "Interestingly, Jessica Capshaw told us last week that in one draft of the season finale script, “There was definite forward movement happening for Arizona, but it didn’t quite fit” into the larger storyline. That said, there was evidence of “what I hope everyone is excited about, which is peaceful coexistence” for Arizona and Callie, who are “moving toward a place where they can actually broach subjects that are tough for ex-wives.” But as for ‘Zona herself, »
- Andre Braddox
Watching TV can do a lot of things for viewers. TV entertains, breaks our hearts, makes us laugh and for some, even saves lives. One Grey's Anatomy viewer said the Shonda Rhimes series helped save hers. Roughly two years ago, Sarit Fishbaine said she decided to see a breast specialist in Israel. She told Yahoo she always had lumpy breasts, but the visit was prompted by a friend's mother's recent breast cancer battle. She was told she had lumpy breasts, but nothing to worry about. The lumpiness, she was told, was probably due to milk collecting while she was nursing her child. Fast forward six months later… "I was watching Grey's Anatomy, one of my favorite television shows. In the episode, a »
Which TV shows are doing the best? The worst? Cancelled or renewed? Wondering how your favorite series are doing in the ratings? Here are the season average ratings of the 2014-15 network TV shows -- through the end of week 34 (Sunday, May 17, 2015).
ABC shows (so far): 20/20, America's Funniest Home Videos, American Crime, The Bachelor, Beyond the Tank, Black-ish, Castle, Cristela, Dancing with the Stars, Fresh Off The Boat, Forever, Galavant, The Goldbergs, The Great Christmas Light Fight, Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, In An Instant, Last Man Standing, Manhattan Love Story, Marvel's Agent Carter, Marvel's Agents of Shield, The Middle, Modern Family, Nashville, Once Upon a Time, Repeat After Me, Resurrection, Revenge, Scandal, Secrets and Lies, Selfie, Shark Tank, and The Taste.
CBS shows this season (so far): 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The »
Disney has posted almost a dozen new stills from ABC's upcoming "The Muppets" TV series revival which will air on Tuesdays this Fall. The adult-centric show has a faux documentary style and offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the interpersonal relationships of the various Muppets as they work on a late night talk show. [Source: Disney Insider]
Despite all the acclaim, AMC's "Mad Men" was never a major rater. Its series finale on Sunday night though pulled in solid numbers with an average audience of 3.3 million in Live + Same Day numbers. That's up from a mere 1.87 million the week before.
AMC is expected to issue additional ratings data on Friday when Live+3 numbers come in. It's expected the series could achieve a series-high in total viewers when those figures come in. [Source: THR]
FX has announced a July 12th second-season premiere date for the vampire pandemic drama series "The Strain »
- Garth Franklin
The networks introduced new TV shows for the Fall at this year's upfronts, while other TV shows have been having their season finales. Thus, renewals and cancellations are being announced for next season. Here are the series that will be back for the 2015-2016 season - plus the shows that are not so lucky (you can also see everything that's been canceled here). What's Been Renewed ABC How to Get Away With Murder: Shonda Rhimes's drama has been renewed after one killer season. Secrets and Lies: The freshman drama series will be back for a second season. Fresh Off the Boat: The comedy will return for a second season. American Crime: The midseason drama is going to be back. Galavant: The show will return for a second season. Marvel's Agent Carter: A second season is on the way. Nashville: The soapy drama is returning for a fourth season. »
Even if you stopped watching Grey's Anatomy after, like, season five, you'll no doubt remember T.R. Knight's George O'Malley, who bumbled his way to every lady doctor's bed. While he had a stint on The Good Wife, Knight, like many of his fallen colleagues, hasn't quite snapped the post-Shondaland curse. In a hopeful reversal, Knight will join James Franco in Hulu's "event series" 11/22/63, based on Stephen King's novel of the same title. He'll play Johnny Clayton, a "charismatic but controlling" salesman who can't break up with his estranged wife Sadie Dunill (Sarah Gadon), who's in love with Jake Epping (James Franco). Granted, it's only a nine-episode gig, but if it's a hit, Knight can buy a round for Katherine Heigl, Patrick Dempsey, et al. »
- E. Alex Jung
T.R. Knight (Grey's Anatomy, 42, The Good Wife) has joined the cast of Hulu Original event series 11/22/63, from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and author Stephen King. Adapted for television by Bridget Carpenter (The Red Road), 11/22/63 centers on Jake Epping (James Franco), an unassuming divorced English teacher who stumbles upon a time portal that leads to September 9, 1958, and goes on a quest to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which occurred on… »
Knight, who was one of the original stars of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," will star alongside James Franco in the event series, which centers around a man named Jake Epping (Franco) who finds a time portal and travels back to 1958, and decides to try to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on the titular date. But Epping's efforts are thwarted by a host of obstacles, including Knight's character, Johnny Clayton.
Per Deadline, Clayton is "a salesman in 1960s Texas who can't quite break up with his estranged wife Sadie Dunhill (Sarah Gadon), even as she falls in love with Jake (Franco). Charismatic but controlling, Johnny confronts Jake in a tense encounter that puts Jake's double life at risk. But there's equal danger in what will happen »
- Katie Roberts
Grey's Anatomy. The Vampire Diaries. Revenge. What do all these shows have in common? They had one of their main stars leave the show this season. And all handled the exit in wildly different ways, with Tvd being the latest. Nina Dobrev's final episode on the CW series aired on Thursday night after she announced she was leaving in April after playing Elena Gilbert for six seasons. Of course, a TV star making a public exit from their show is nothing new. (Hi, Charlie Sheen!) And it can happen for a variety of seasons. The actor could want off the show, or has to go because of unforeseen circumstances. And in those cases, the showrunners must simply decide the hardest thing of »
Thursday, May 14, 2015 ratings -- New episodes: The Vampire Diaries, Reign, Bones, Wayward Pines, The Blacklist, Dateline NBC, The Odd Couple, Elementary, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and American Crime. Reruns: The Big Bang Theory and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
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Thankfully, Shonda Rhimes spared us more death and destruction in the season 11 finale of Grey's Anatomy, instead focusing on the relationships of the central characters on the show. There's a lot to digest: a wedding, a breakup, and a possible romance rekindling, and though we're all still feeling a little dead inside without Derek, these were the moments that gave us a few twinges of feeling. »
It may not be the Emmys, but television's upfronts include as many star-studded appearances and eye-catching fashion and beauty looks as any awards show red carpet. For the layman, an upfront is held by a major network to present its standout programs (and its casts) to the press and advertisers. It's a showcase of sorts, featuring all your favorite characters. Now the upfronts are mostly attended by industry insiders, but celebrity makeup maven and E! Style Collective member Tina Turnbow is here to give us exclusive access to the affair. Here, she shows us how she preps Grey's Anatomy star Jessica Capshaw, who plays the kind-hearted, indomitable Dr. Arizona Robbins. Day 1: May 11 upfronts red »
The Thursday TV ratings for May 14th are in; here are some of the highlights: Another big night of season finales kicked off with Grey's Anatomy at 8 p.m. on ABC, which was up a tenth to a 2.2 rating in the key 18-49 advertising demographic, and notched 8.25 million viewers. Fox's Bones dropped to a 1.0 rating and 4.65 million viewers in that time slot, but The Vampire Diaries was up 17 percent to a 0.7 rating and 1.45 million viewers for its season finale on the CW. The season finale of CBS's The Odd Couple was steady with a 1.8 rating and 8.22 million viewers at 8:30 p.m. [caption id="attachment_363697" align="alignright" width="233"] Image via ABC[/caption] Scandal's season finale at 9 p.m. on ABC was up to a healthy 2.3 rating and 8.12 million viewers, but that's still down significantly (32 percent) from last year's 3.4 finale rating. The Blacklist on NBC got a little ratings bump for its season finale at 9 p.m. »
- Allison Keene
Recently, Entertainment Weekly talked with "Grey's Anatomy" April star, Sarah Drew, and she offered up some new spoiler scoopage about April and Jackson. It turns out that they'll be going through a rough patch, but won't be broken up just yet. Sarah told them, when asked about April and Jackson: " We haven’t actually broken up. We’re left on the precipice. He’s given me an ultimatum that gives us room to figure out what’s going to happen next season. I think this is the first of many conversations. I don’t see it as a total breakup, I see it as they’re definitely in a really, really rough situation. I don’t think that it’s the nail on the coffin for them. He says if you go, we’re done, but April still has to make a choice, so that’s where—I guess—we’ll pick up next season, »
Fast National ratings for Thursday, May 14, 2015. A trio of "Big Bang Theory" repeats kept CBS atop the Thursday ratings race overall, while finales for "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" didn't get much of a boost for ABC, but still led the network to victory in the key demo. The "Scandal" finale rose 0.1 in the key demo, the same bump for finales of "The Blacklist," "Elementary" and "Reign." Trying to carve out a niche against those ABC and NBC finales, Fox's "Wayward Pines" had a premiere that came in below the fall numbers for the launch of "Gracepoint," though a truer test on this one will come with less competition next week. "Wayward Pines" did equal its "Bones" lead-in in the key demo, something "Gracepoint" couldn't say with a much stronger "Bones" lead-in performance. Let's get to the numbers... Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 1.8 rating for Thursday night, tops in the key demographic. »
- Daniel Fienberg
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