Upon your check-in to The Grand Budapest Hotel on Friday, you will be greeted by a young lobby boy named Zero – a bright brave, resourceful boy who immigrated on foot from Aq-Salim-al-Jabat. Played by actor Tony Revolori, the character of Zero serves under concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes) in Wes Anderson’s new caper about friendship, honor, and promises fulfilled. Yesterday, Wamg and a few members of the press sat down (in a roundtable discussion) with Revolori to talk about the incredible cast, slap takes, and mustaches. Check it out below!
The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, »
- Melissa Howland
Updated: The CW’s Reign is ready to court some more controversy with a bold experiment that could be a new way for broadcasters to release edgy TV shows.In what could be a network TV first, The CW will present two versions of this week’s episode — an on-air cut that meets broadcast content standards and an uncensored “too hot for TV” version that will stream exclusively online. The difference between the versions? The editing of two sex scenes.Networks have released more risque edits of episodes in the past, but it was typically on home video long after »
- James Hibberd
Happy Wednesday, Boys & Girls! Actually, it's a really Happy Wednesday if you're a Firewall & Iceberg fan, because we posted a video show this morning and now it's time for another installment of The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast. In this installment, we have reviews of "Sirens," "Resurrection" and El Rey's "From Dusk Till Dawn." We also debated the most recent "How I Met Your Mother" twist and then we went into some "True Detective" depth on the eve of the finale. Today's breakdown: "Sirens" (00:01:00 - 00:09:00) "Resurrection" (00:09:05 - 00:17:10) "From Dusk Till Dawn" (00:17:15 - 00:31:05) The "How I Met Your Mother" twist (00:31:30 - 43:00) "True Detective" pre-finale (00:43:00 - 01:06:40) As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. [Or you can always follow our RSS Feed or subscribe on IHeartRadio.] And as always, feel »
- Daniel Fienberg
It's a Firewall & Iceberg two-fer day! Minor technical difficulties bumped the return of the video show to this morning, and Dan and I also recorded a new podcast today discussing several other premieres, the recent "Himym" development, and a look back at "True Detective" so far, along with some speculation on the finale (which neither of us has seen). The rundown: "Sirens" (00:01:00 - 00:09:00) "Resurrection" (00:09:05 - 00:17:10) "From Dusk Till Dawn" (00:17:15 - 00:31:05) The "How I Met Your Mother" twist (00:31:30 - 43:00) "True Detective" pre-finale (00:43:00 - 01:06:40) As always, send questions to email@example.com. You can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. Or you can always follow our RSS Feed, download the MP3 file, subscribe on IHeartRadio or stream it on Dan's blog. »
- Alan Sepinwall
We're going to be honest. When were first learned that there was a How I Met Your Mother spin-off in the works, we were a little skeptical and unsure. Upon hearing the news, we may have unleashed our own "You're dead to me look" to everyone in the room. However, after chatting with Greta Gerwig, the new lead of How I Met Your Dad, we're pleasantly surprised and genuinely excited to see if this sure-to-be legendary pilot will make it to our TV screens. This is mostly due to the fact that Gerwig is taking her role as the "New Ted Mosby" as seriously as any Himym fan would hope. "I'm terrified," the star revealed exclusively to E! News at the Vanity Fair Oscars party. Despite her »
Hey, remember the Firewall & Iceberg video show? Well, after a variety of technical and medical mishaps has put the show on the shelf since early January, Dan and I were finally back in action yesterday (though for various boring reasons, we had to wait til today to publish, so don't be confused by Dan's "Happy Tuesday, boys and girls!"), and more bearded than ever before! On this week's show, we talked about the Oscar telecast, the Alfonso Cuaron-directed pilot for NBC's "Believe," the return of "Cosmos" to Fox, FX's George Lopez sitcom "Saint George," and a variety of reader questions that allowed Dan and I to object to "Dads," "Mixology" and "How I Met Your Mother" all in the same segment. Everybody wins! The rundown: 00:00 - 06:02 - Oscar Talk 06:02 - 11:03 - 'Believe' Preview 12:07 - 22:05 - Viewer Mail 23:10 - 28:01 - »
- Alan Sepinwall
It didn’t get much help from its two new shows to bow last week — “Mind Games” and “Mixology” — but an extra night of “The Bachelor,” the return of “Scandal” and a big finish from Sunday’s Oscars has lifted ABC to a rare weekly victory.
Overall, the first week following the Olympics brought out premieres across the dial. In addition to the ABC pair, NBC launched comedies “About a Boy” and “Growing Up Fisher,” and there were the season openers for returnees including CBS’ “Survivor,” NBC’s “Hannibal” and cable dramas “Dallas” on TNT, “The Americans” on FX and “The Vikings” on History.
Looking at the Nielsen numbers, ABC cruised in the Feb. 24-March 2 frame with a 3.3 rating/10 share in adults 18-49, followed »
- Rick Kissell
There seems to be plenty of strong reactions to last night‘s How I Met Your Mother, fueling a certain fan theory about how the series ends. I’m still rooting for the show ending in divorce, that’s the only way I can justify the way they’ve made Ted such a jerk this season.
Virginia Madsen has joined the cast of NBC’s revised Babylon Fields pilot. Madsen’s career choices have been oddly hit-and-miss (anyone remember Scoundrels?) I’m hoping this is one of her better shows.
TBS has ordered a pilot of Clippers, a comedy from Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick. The series follows a group who participated in different social circles in high school but now work together in a barber shop.
- Lyle Masaki
Wondering how your favorite TV shows are doing in the ratings? Which series are doing the best? The worst? Here are the season average ratings of the 2013-14 network TV shows -- through the end of week 23 (Sunday, March 2, 2014).
The averages are based on the final national numbers (live plus same day viewing). The demos are typically reported with one decimal place but I've included two for more accurate ranking. Shows include:
CBS shows (so far): 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, The Crazy Ones, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Hostages, How I Met Your Mother, Intelligence, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, The Millers, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Survivor, Two and a Half Men, Undercover Boss, and We Are Men. »
How I Met Your Mother is wrapping up its entire series at the end of this month, and if you caught this week, it seems like we may be setting up for a rather unhappy ending. We see Ted and the mother in 2024, and things are cute at first (they're an old married couple, they realize), but as Ted starts to tell a story of Robin and Barney's wedding day in the present, the tone gets somber ("I don't want you to be the guy who lives in his stories") and then sad, when Ted starts to cry because the mother guesses that Robin's mom actually make it to her wedding. It's the words "Of course she showed up. What mother is going to miss her daughter's wedding?" that prompt the tears, which is not a normal reaction when everything is going smoothly. So what could be going on? Here »
- Shannon Vestal
Monday, March 3, 2014 ratings -- New episodes: The Following, Almost Human, How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Mom, Intelligence, The Voice, The Blacklist, Star-Crossed, Beauty and the Beast, Castle, and The Bachelor. Reruns: Mixology.
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It's the last season of CBS' How I Met Your Mother. Will the sitcom's ratings soar for these last episodes or could viewership fizzle out? Has the series gone on too long? Stay tuned to find out.
The usual cast of How I Met Your Mother -- Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, and Alyson Hannigan --all return for the final season. This season they're joined by Cristin Milioti, the future mother of Ted's kids.
This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.
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3/4 update: You can see the rest of the latest night's ratings in context. »
Monday evening’s TV ratings are in. Briefly: NBC’s The Blacklist dipped 13% from last week’s 3.1 rating to a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 11.07 million viewers. Over on CBS, a rather shocking episode of How I Met Your Mother dropped 8% to a 3.3 rating and scored 9.11 million viewers. Elsewhere on the network, 2 Broke Girls rose 4% to a 2.6 rating and 8.43 million viewers, Mike and Molly was up 5% to a 2.2 rating and 8.88 million viewers, Mom ticked up 5% to a 2.0 rating and 8.38 million viewers, and Intelligence was even with last week’s 1.2 rating and scored 5.27 million viewers. Fox’s season finale of Almost Human was down 6% to a 1.5 rating and 5.65 million viewers, while The Following rose 6% to a 1.7 rating and 5.14 million viewers. ABC’s Castle garnered a series low 1.6 rating and scored 8.14 million viewers. The CW’s Star-Crossed was up 33% to a 0.4 rating and 1.19 million viewers, while Beauty and the Beast was »
- Adam Chitwood
New How I Met Your Mother season 9,episode 20 spoiler promo clip hit the net. Last night, CBS served up the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "How I Met Your Mother" episode 20 of season 9, and it appears to be very hilarious as Marshall delivers a wicked punch, Barney gets frighteningly sloppy with his food ,and more. The episode is titled, "Daisy." In the new episode 20, Marshall will end up, enlisting Ted and Barney to help him figure out where Lily went when she left in the middle of their fight. Crazy, funny man, Chris Elliot, is going to return as Lily’s dad. Cheat Tweet: Will The Mosby Boys uncover Lily’s big secret? What do u think it is? #Himym 3/10 @8pm Et/Pt http://bit.ly/1k60tfX. Guest stars are going to include: Chris Elliot (Mickey), Marshall Manesh (Ranjit), Suzie Plakson (Judy), William Zabka (Himself), and »
There are only four episodes left of How I Met Your Mother, which puts us right into "stick the landing" territory. And last night's episode, "Vesuvius," seemed to fall in line with the theory that the Mother is dead and Ted is recounting all of this as a widower. I buy that theory for a number of reasons, though Himym has long enjoyed misdirection — let's give the Dead Mom Theory a strong maybe. And let's also be clear: If the mother dies or turns out to have been dead, I will never forgive this damn show.The Dead Mom Theory has been floating around for a bit, and it gained traction in season eight's "The Time Travelers," in which we see Ted rush to the (unseen) Mother's apartment and say, "Exactly 45 days from now, you and I are going to meet." He tells her their love story and begs, "I »
- Margaret Lyons
[Serious spoiler alert if you haven't seen Monday's How I Met Your Mother]
Monday on How I Met Your Mother, fans were brought 10 years into the future, where Ted and the Mother were recounting old stories. Ted revealed that Robin’s mom came to her wedding after all, which was a surprise to the whole gang. The Mother countered that this wasn’t really a surprise: “What mother is going to miss her daughter’s wedding?” Cue Ted tears.
As my colleague Sandra Gonzalez noted in her recap, the scene seemed to imply that the Mother dies in the future — and that’s why Ted started telling his kids this whole nine-year-long story in the first place. »
- Erin Strecker
Another Monday night, another victory for The Voice. The NBC show, shedding just two-tenths of a point from last week's opener, averaged a 4.5 rating among adults 18-49 on NBC. The two-hour episode led into a new Blacklist (2.7 adults), which was down by a larger measure: four-tenths of a point. All in all, NBC averaged a 3.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 14.1 million viewers for an easy nightly win on both counts. Photos: 2014's New Broadcast and Cable TV Shows CBS' Monday heavy hitter, How I Met Your Mother
- Michael O'Connell
In its second week back, NBC’s “The Voice” retained nearly all of its premiere-night audience Monday, teaming with “The Blacklist” to sweep the night’s half-hours in key demos. The night also saw upticks for a trio of CBS comedies, Fox’s “The Following” and CW’s “Star-Crossed.”
According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “The Voice” averaged a 4.5 rating/12 share in adults 18-49 and 15.7 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m., down just slightly from the 4.7 and 15.9 million viewers of its week-earlier season premiere; it’s the second highest 18-49 rating for a Monday telecast of the show since Oct. 14 (behind only last week). It fended off CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother,” winning by 2 shares in 18-49, but no other program came within 6 shares of the music contest from 8:30 to 10.
At 10 p.m., “The Blacklist” (2.7/8 in 18-49, million viewers overall) was on the low side of »
- Rick Kissell
Fast National ratings for Monday, March 3, 2014
"The Voice" put up strong ratings Monday night, retaining nearly all of its premiere audience from a week ago and leading NBC to a sweep of the night. "The Blacklist" declined some but still led its hour by a wide margin.
Elsewhere Monday, the season finale of "Almost Human" on Fox was steady with last week. "How I Met Your Mother" fell off a bit for CBS, but the rest of the network's comedies ticked up, as did The CW's "Star-Crossed." The "Women Tell All" edition of "The Bachelor" was down a bit from last week for ABC.
NBC drew 14.1 million viewers and an 8.4 rating/13 share in households for the night, leading its closest competitor by more than 6 million viewers. CBS (7.6 million, 4.8/8) edged ABC (7.3 million, 4.9/8) for second. Fox came in fourth with 5.4 million viewers and a 3.3/5, and The CW (1 million, 0.7/1) trailed.
NBC also dominated »
Fast National ratings for Monday, March 3, 2014. Both "The Voice" and "The Blacklist" were down a little from their strong premieres last Monday, but the hits still easily swept their hours and led NBC to primetime wins in all measures. It was a Monday of mixed returns. ABC's "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All" was off from recent airings and combined with an encore of "Mixology" to send "Castle" to a series low. Also declining on Monday were "How I Met Your Mother" and the season finale of "Almost Human." However, Fox got a small uptick for "The Following," while The CW's "Star-Crossed" added a few viewers and was steady in the key demo as it appears to have leveled swiftly. And even with "Himym" dropping, the night's other three CBS comedies all ticked very slightly up.. On to the numbers... Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 3.9 rating for Monday night, »
- Daniel Fienberg
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