14 items from 2009
The fourth and final installment will be the series' first 3D foray. Fans will be taken along for a ride as Shrek (Mike Myers), having grown tired of domestic life, makes a devil's bargain with Rumpelstilskin. Shrek is then presented with visions of a world without him.Proving yet again, that the premise behind "It's a Wonderful Life," can be shown year-round.
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I would have thought that after the Lifeless Shrek the Third the only suitable fourth movie would involve Shrek and Donkey discovering an enormous cow in the forests of Far, Far Away and then spend the next 80 minutes beating it and watching the coins fall out, laughing maniacally to themselves. In 3D.
Not so. Amidst rumour of a Puss In Boots spin off the fellows at Dreamworks have unleashed the trailer for the fourth film entitled Shrek Forever After and have wrapped it up in a tidy looking new poster. Both can be seen below.
My feelings are simple. I’d happily sit through another Shrek film, I enjoyed the first, thought the second was self parodic but found the third to be a CG wasteland, barren of ideas, mocking of its own characters, and substituting celeb cameos for jokes. If the fourth film is any good I’ll be a very happy man. »
- Jon Lyus
By Josef Adalian
Some quick ratings highlights from Wednesday:
--Fox's "Glee" ended its fall season by matching its best-ever ratings in adults 18-49 (3.6/9). It had its best-ever number with teens.
At 8:30, "The Middle" (2.5/7) benefited from a stronger lead-in ("Shrek the Halls") and upticked to its best numbers since its premiere. "C »
CBS won the ratings race Wednesday. Criminal Minds was the night's most-watched program, followed by CSI: NY, which topped Barbara Walters' annual countdown of the year's most fascinating people in the 10 p.m. hour. Up against Fox's fall finale of Glee, ABC's Modern Family drew its biggest audience and top Adults 18-49 number since September. Its Christmas episode tied Criminal Minds as Wednesday's top-rated show in the 18-49 demo. Time Show Viewers (in millions) 8 p.m. Shrek the Halls (ABC) The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS) Mercy (NBC) So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) Gossip Girl (The CW) 8.5 (repeat) 7.7 7.1 6.7 .9 (repeat) 8:30 p. »
- Mandi Bierly
Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009
CBS owned Wednesday night among households with its crimetime lineup, but barely edged out strong competition from ABC and Fox for the adult demo title. In particular, ABC's "Modern Family" at 8 p.m. and the second half of Fox's "Glee" midseason finale at 8:30 p.m. pulled in high numbers for the night among adults 18-49 with a 3.8.
CBS drew 11.6 million viewers and a 7.3 rating/12 share in households. ABC came in second with 8.9 million viewers and a 5.5/9, followed by Fox (7.3 million, 4.5/7), NBC (6.5 million, 4.2/7) and The CW (1.3 million, 0.9/1).
CBS' 3.1 for the night among adults 18-49 barely passed ABC and Fox tying for second place with a 3.0 apiece. Next came NBC's 1.8 and The CW's 0.5.
Wednesday hour by hour:
ABC: "Shrek the Halls" repeat (8.1 million viewers, 4.6/7 households)
CBS: "Old Christine" (7.7 million, 5.0/8 households), "Gary Unmarried" (7.2 million, 4.5/7)
NBC: "Mercy" (7.1 million, 4.5/7)
Fox: "So You Think You Can Dance" results (6.7 million, »
ABC has Shrek the Halls, and is new with The Middle, Modern Family, Cougar Town, and Barbara Walters Special: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 CBS is new with The New Adventures of Old Christine, Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY Fox is new with So You Think You Can Dance and Glee NBC is new with Mercy and Law & Order: Svu The CW has repeats of Gossip Girl and Victoria's Secret Fashion Show ABC Family has Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys Bravo is new with the season finale of Top Chef: Last Vegas and Launch My Line Comedy Central is new with The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report FX is new with Nip/Tuck E! is new with Psychic Hollywood: The Search for Truth MTV is new with the season finale of »
Shrek the Halls (Mistletoe & Mayhem)
ABC, 8 Pm Et
Everyone's favorite ogre tries to have a quiet holiday with just the family.
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Naughty v. Nice)
ABC Family, 8 Pm Et
The tale of Santa's early days of delivering toys, where he battles Sombertown's mayor, Burgermeister Mesiterburger.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys (Mistletoe & Mayhem)
ABC Family, 9 Pm Et
When the mysterious Toy Taker (Rick Moranis) steals Santa's inventory three days before Christmas, Rudolph comes to the rescue again.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Comfort & Joy)
ABC Family, 10:30 Pm Et
After Junctionville's newspaper declares Santa a charlatan, the town works to regain his favor.
What else is showing this season? See the complete Holiday TV Movie Guide: The 12 Flavors of Christmas.
And if you're wondering what to buy the movie lovers on your shopping list, check out our Holiday Gifts store.
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Did death become Heroes? Did the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade miss Glee? And did you know Ugly Betty is still on the air? The answers—and more questions—in the latest TV ratings quiz: 1. When Nathan fell, did Heroes rise? Technically, yes. Per Nielsen estimates, 5.9 million people witnessed last night's annual offing of Adrian Pasdar. That put the show up 14 percent from last week, when it barely broke 5 million. 2. So, is Heroes saved? Up is up. You can't argue with that. You also can't help but notice that, advance hype or no, the episode got killed at 8 p.m. by a How I Met Your Mother rerun, a Shrek the Halls rerun and, understandably, an all-new House. Even odder, Heroes »
With the Dancing with the Stars season over, House delivered the top ratings for Monday night, according to preliminary overnight ratings. The Fox medical drama delivered 13.2 million viewers. Viewers looking for some holiday spirit tuned in to ABC's re-airing of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (9.6 million) and Shrek the Halls (10.0 million). ABC's new reality drama Find My Family, which aired two back-to-back episodes, dipped quite a bit from last week's premiere of 12.9 million to 7.9 million and 7.8 million, respectively. Time Show Viewers (in millions) 8pm House (Fox) Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC) How I Met Your Mother »
- Tim Stack
Fast National ratings for Monday, Nov. 30, 2009
Monday's ratings took a big drop as ABC began a post-"Dancing with the Stars" period and CBS had a night of repeats. A Wilson-centric episode of "House" ended up leading Fox to the top of the heap.
Fox drew 10.4 million viewers and a 6.3 rating/9 share for the night. CBS (8.6 million, 5.6/9) came in second, a little ahead of ABC (8.1 million, 4.8/7). NBC came in fourth with 5.5 million viewers and a 3.4/5, while The CW scored 2.3 million people and a 1.6/2.
Fox also led among adults 18-49 with a 3.8 rating. CBS, 2.5, took second, edging ABC's 2.4. NBC averaged 1.9 and The CW 1.1.
Monday's hourly results:
Fox: "House" (13.2 million viewers, 7.9/12 households)
NBC: "Heroes" (5.9 million, 3.5/5)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" rerun (6.3 million, 3.7/6)/"Accidentally on Purpose" rerun (5.4 million, 3.6/5)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (2.4 million, 1.6/2)
18-49 leader: "House" (4.8)
9 p. »
ABC has How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Shrek the Halls, is new with Find My Family, and has a repeat of Castle CBS has repeats of How I Met Your Mother, Accidentally on Purpose, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, and CSI: Miami Fox is new with House and Lie to Me NBC is new with Heroes and Trauma The CW is new with One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl A&E is new with Intervention and Hoarders Bravo is new with Million Dollar Listing and Chef Academy Comedy Central is new with The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report AMC has National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation MTV is new with South Park and has Phone Booth VH1 is new with For the Love of Ray J 2 and has a repeat of I Want to Work for Diddy 2 Late-night highlights include Tom Hanks and »
What will The X Factor winner's single be? The likely ballad is a song so bland it could fit the mood for almost any TV show
With The X Factor final a little over a fortnight away, thoughts have naturally started to turn to the winner's song. Usually it'd be a soppy, vaguely aspirational ballad that wouldn't sound out of place at a bad wedding reception or, if Simon Cowell happens to be feeling particularly avant garde, a Gillette commercial.
But not this year. It's been reported that the winner of The X Factor will get to sing Journey's Don't Stop Believin' – unless Stacey wins, because then it'll be a Miley Cyrus song. Incidentally, rumours that Stacey is going to take to the stage tomorrow night wearing a placard that reads "Don't vote for me, it's not worth the agony" are currently unfounded.
But if you're thinking, "Hang on a minute, »
- Stuart Heritage
Tonight on NBC at 8Pm, Dreamworks present another Christmas special in the vein of 2007's success, "Shrek the Halls". This time, it will be the animals from Madagascar that will usher in the holiday season with "Merry Madagascar." Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman find themselves working hard to deliver toys once Santa Claus crash lands on their island and develops amnesia. Besides pleasing some anticipating kids, they set there eyes on using Santa's sleight to return to New York (but don't bet on that one, because there's a Madagascar 3 in the works with a rumored plot to return to Central Park). Last week, we hopped on a conference call with Chris Rock, voice of Marty. So it seems like nowadays a lot more adult content comedians are jumping into family projects. What for you is the appeal in doing a crossover like this? Chris Rock: I mean, well I'm obviously already in, »
I had been preparing questions for Dreamworks and Paramount Home Entertainment pertaining to their plan for handling 3D on the upcoming Monsters vs Aliens Blu-ray Disc and DVD that stars the voices of Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, and Kiefer Sutherland. This morning all the questions were addressed with the same blanket answer: we're not ready. In a surprising move, Dreamworks will be releasing Monsters vs Aliens on Blu-ray Disc and DVD without 3D despite approximately 58% of box office ticket sales coming from 3D screenings. The reasons are purely technical. It cannot be done... yet. Speaking to Home Media Magazine, DreamWorks Animation chief Ann Daly explained the reasoning as follows: "The movie itself was developed with the notion of doing the RealD-Dolby experience in theaters, and those specs are not ideal for the anaglyph presentation for home viewing, which still relies on glasses with colored rather than polarized lenses," Daly said. »
14 items from 2009
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