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Last season, CBS introduced only seven new shows during the regular season. They cancelled three, renewed three, and one (Supergirl) moved to The CW. How will their new programming do in the ratings this time around? Stay tuned.CBS shows this season (so far): 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Bull, The Case Of, Code Black, Criminal Minds, Elementary, Kevin Can Wait, Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, Madam Secretary, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, The Odd Couple, Scorpion, and Survivor.There's lots of data that CBS execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are typically the biggest piece. Here's how the network's shows are doing so far.Read More… »
The streets of Westwood were lined with rainbows as stars walked the colorful carpet for the premiere of DreamWorks’ “Trolls” on Sunday afternoon.
Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick posed for cameras and eager fans outside the Regency Theater, as many of the stars used the premiere to emphasize the importance of the film’s message of happiness and togetherness, especially in the current political climate.
“Trolls” came about after DreamWorks Animation acquired the intellectual property rights for the Troll doll in 2013. The studio then approached directors Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn about making a movie.
“We came along and said we’d love to make a whole world for these creatures,” Mitchell explained to Variety. Mitchell and Dohrn came up with the idea that the trolls would be permanently happy and hugging each other.
“I think the internet is very judgmental, not to mention the very strange election coming up and social unrest. »
- Will Thorne
Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara told employees of the film and television studio that Time Warner’s upcoming sale to At&T will better position the company for growth and said he was “excited” about the deal.
“This transaction significantly accelerates the next stage in our evolution and promises to make all the great content we create and distribute even more powerful and valuable,” Tsujihara wrote in a company wide memo obtained by Variety.
Earlier this week, At&T secured a $85.4 billion agreement to acquire Time Warner in a stock and cash deal that values the media conglomerate behind Warner Bros., CNN, and HBO at $107.50 per share. In the memo, Tsujihara stressed that the telecom giant is committed to keeping key staff in place.
“At&T recognizes that the value of our brands and businesses depends upon the expertise of our team, and they are very committed to retaining the »
- Brent Lang
We know the question you really want the answer to: Who is Negan going to kill tonight?
There’s still a few hours left until that’s resolved, but we can tell you which shows made our Quotes of the Week.
This week’s round-up also features double doses of Supernatural, Marvel »
In late 2015, NBC launched a pair of sitcoms on Monday nights -- Telenovela and Superstore. Telenovela was cancelled but, to the surprise of many, Superstore did well enough in the ratings to be renewed. In season two, the network is moving the comedy series to Thursday nights, opposite football and The Big Bang Theory on CBS. Will it survive to see a third season? Stay tuned.Superstore revolves around the dysfunctional family dynamic that forms among employees at the fictional Cloud 9 Superstore. The comedy's cast includes America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Mark McKinney, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nichole Bloom, and Nico Santos.Read More… »
Below, you'll find a list of CBS and CBS All Access recent/current/upcoming primetime TV shows and their current status. To see a series' ratings, click the links in the middle column (where applicable).Shows include 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, American Gothic, Angel from Hell, The Big Bang Theory, Big Brother, Big Brother: Over the Top, Blue Bloods, BrainDead, Bull, Candy Crush, The Case Of, Code Black, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, CSI: Cyber, Doubt, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0 (2010), Hunted, Kevin Can Wait, Life in Pieces, Limitless, MacGyver (2016), Madam Secretary, Mike & Molly, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, The Odd Couple (2015), Person of Interest, Pure Genius, Ransom, Rush Hour, Salvation, Scorpion, Star Trek: Discovery, Supergirl, Superior Donuts, Survivor, Training Day, Undercover Boss, Zoo, »
Millennials are watching a lot of video these days. They spend more than six hours of their precious daily 24 either watching TV or streaming video, according to new research from TiVo.
But while they’re spending more of their days than other generations enthralled by moving pictures, these younger viewers are also becoming a little more impatient when it comes to access to their content: 54% of the millennials surveyed by TiVo have stopped watching a show because it was too burdensome to access — i.e. not enough episodes were available to catch up on, episodes were behind a paywall or moved platforms, or the viewer encountered some other impediment.
Those shows were a mixed bag: some broadcast (“The Big Bang Theory”), some cable (“The Walking Dead”), some near their conclusion (“Game of Thrones”), according to Paul Stathacopoulos, TiVo’s VP of strategy and strategic research. TiVo knows what shows people dropped because they had 2,500 respondents write out »
- Oriana Schwindt
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 2016-17 network TV shows -- through the end of week four (Sunday, October 16, 2016).ABC shows (so far): 20/20, American Housewife, Black-ish, Conviction, Dancing With The Stars, Designated Survivor, Dr. Ken, Fresh Off The Boat, The Goldbergs, Grey's Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, Last Man Standing, Marvel's Agents Of Shield, The Middle, Modern Family, Notorious, Once Upon A Time, Quantico, The Real O'Neals, Secrets And Lies, Shark Tank, and Speechless.CBS shows this season (so far): 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Bull, The Case Of, Code Black, Criminal Minds, Hawaii Five-0, Kevin Can Wait, MacGyver, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, and Survivor. »
Monday, October 17, 2016 ratings — New episodes: The Big Bang Theory, Kevin Can Wait, 2 Broke Girls, The Odd Couple, Scorpion, Supergirl, Jane the Virgin, The Voice, Timeless, Gotham, Lucifer, Dancing with the Stars, and Conviction. Reruns: (none)How are your shows doing? Check the current rankings:ABC | CBS | The CW | Fox | NBCAMC | Freeform | FX | Hallmark | HBO | MTV | Own | Showtime | Syfy | TNT | USA | WgnRead More… »
Caroline Preece Oct 18, 2016
After a great last episode, The Big Bang Theory delivers a filler instalment with very few laughs...
This review contains spoilers.
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10.5 The Hot Tub Contamination
Remember when I said that having Amy and Sheldon move in together on The Big Bang Theory would be a fun storyline bursting with storytelling opportunities? I may have spoken a little too soon.
This episode presents us with one possible result of the experiment, in which the couple decides to cohabitate for a five week trial run, and it feels less like a real episode and more like an overstuffed post-credits sting for last week's instalment. They're both difficult to live with, Sheldon can't compromise, and Leonard is desperate to keep his roommate across the hall and out of his newly found marital solitude. »
Lorre had developed the show at the behest of his bosses on “Roseanne,” where he was a staff writer. He hadn’t liked the idea for the show, but he did like the faith that Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner had placed in him to develop and run it. When “Frannie’s Turn” was canceled, Lorre, believing he’d put that faith to waste, prepared for the worst.
“To my amazement Tom Werner said to me, ‘Well that was a noble failure. Let’s try something else,’” Lorre says. “And I was shocked, because I thought my career was over.”
His career was far from over. After that “noble failure,” Lorre, recipient of Variety’s Creative Leadership Award, went »
- Daniel Holloway
“The Voice” helped push NBC to a win over CBS on Monday night, despite “The Big Bang Theory” growing a tenth of a point from last week in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. “Big Bang” pulled in a 3.4 demo rating and 13.84 million total viewers for the Eye, while “Kevin Can Wait” held steady compared to last week with a 2.1 demo ratings and 8.67 million viewers.
“The Voice” pulled in a 2.6 demo rating from 8-10 p.m., and 11.1 million total viewers. “Timeless” at 10 drew a 1.5 and 6.06 million total viewers. (Perhaps a bit troubling: “Timeless” lost half a ratings point in the demo and 1.73 million viewers from its first half of the hour to the second.)
What didn’t help CBS was the premiere of “The Odd Couple” at 9:30, which returned to a 1.1 and 4.71 million total viewers, losing half a demo ratings point from “2 Broke Girls” at 9 (1.6 demo rating, 5.87 million total viewers). However, the »
- Oriana Schwindt
The Odd Couple and Jane the Virgin held steady in their returns. The two series, which both kicked off their third seasons Monday, were relatively even from their season-two finale numbers. The Odd Couple was up two-tenths from its season-two finale, notching a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. However, those numbers were down from the multicam's season-two premiere, which grabbed a 1.5 rating last spring airing behind The Big Bang Theory. Jane the Virgin, now paired with new CW addition Supergirl at 8 p.m., returned to a 0.4 rating. Supergirl (0.9
- Kate Stanhope
Supergirl took a hit in the ratings last night, but she's still up there as one of the to two shows on The CW.
The CW: Supergirl (2.6 million/0.9 rating) eased off two tenths, while Jane the Virgin (1.2 million/0.4 rating) returned in line with its Season 2 average, but hitting its highest total viewer tally since May 2015.
ABC: Dancing with the Stars (10.4 million/1.6 rating) was on par with one week earlier, but Conviction (4.5 million/0.8 rating) continued to dip.
NBC: The Voice (11.1 million/2.6 rating) and Timeless (6.1 million/1.5 rating) lost some total viewers.
CBS: The Big Bang Theory (13.8 million/3.4 rating), Kevin Can Wait (8.7 million/2.1 rating), 2 Broke Girls (5.9 million/1.6 rating) and Scorpion (7.2 million/1.3 rating) were relatively stable with one week earlier, but The Odd Couple (4.7 million/1.1 rating) returned low.
Fox: Gotham (3.2 million/1.1 rating) and Lucifer (3.7 million/1.1 rating) were even with one week earlier.
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- Paul Dailly
Other sales include Viacom 18’s Comedy Central in India, Tvnz in New Zealand, and in Latin America, Turner has acquired the comedy to air in 20 countries across the region. In addition, broadcaster Osn secured the series for the Middle East.
In the U.S., “Kevin Can Wait” airs on CBS and debuted strongly, attracting over 13.2 million viewers. Now in its fourth week, the show is the number two comedy with adults 25-54, only behind “The Big Bang Theory.”
“Starring Kevin James (‘The King of Queens’), the series charts the ups and downs of newly-retired police officer Kevin, who is looking forward to spending more quality time with his family, but quickly discovers he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets,” according »
- Leo Barraclough
Living with Sheldon has got to be hard.
Leonard's managed to do it for years, but not on the same intimate level that Amy is currently. And on The Big Bang Theory Season 10 Episode 5, that difficulty starts to get to her.
This is one of those episodes that leaves me feeling a bit underwhelmed. Rather than listening to Amy and Sheldon complain about each other's habits, I think it would have been so much funnier and more satisfying to see those things play out.
When we're sleeping, she breathes on me. One night it got so bad I almost grabbed Toto and headed to the storm cellar.
Sheldon Permalink: When we're sleeping, she breathes on me. One night it got so bad I almost grabbed Toto and... Added: October 17, 2016
It also pushes Leonard back into a place where he feels like a supporting character, though I do enjoy seeing him »
- Ashley Bissette Sumerel
On its final (for this year, anyway) Monday performance, The Big Bang Theory explored some real, human moments through its crazy characters. I mean, who better to explore the hardships of cohabitation with the opposite sex than Sheldon Cooper? As I said last year with the “Shamy” break-up, Big Bang Theory is best when it breaks up the status quo and does something new, and Amy and Sheldon’s living together certainly qualifies. This week on The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon and Amy struggle through the hardships of couples who are first moving in together, so Leonard and Penny help them through the situation with advice and
The Big Bang Theory Review: Sheldon Fears “Contamination” While Living With Amy »
- Nick Hogan
On this episode of The Big Bang Theory – Amy and Sheldon’s living arrangement are feeling the strain as she fails to follow the schedule. Living together is never easy, even when you are compatible. But for Amy and Sheldon it is an equation that is just not adding up. Amy points out to Sheldon that there is nothing wrong with keeping their toothbrushes in the same holder, he deadpans that he thinks they should see other people. She also tells him he can’t regulate every aspect of their lives, but he has other ideas! Meantime, Howard and Bernadette’s hot tub has some...read more »
- James Wray
Even before his crippling and much publicized 2014 car accident, comedian Tracy Morgan had a ten-episode comedy series under order at Fxx. Now the latest iteration of that program will surface instead on rival TBS.
The Time Warner-owned cable network said it had picked up a ten-episode comedy series from Morgan. The untitled series is created and executive-produced by Jordan Peele of “Key & Peele,” along with John Carcieri. Morgan will also serve as executive producer, along with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum and Joel Zadak of Principato Young, also an alumnus of Peele’s Comedy Central program. The series is produced by Studio T, the in-house production studio for TBS and its sister outlet, TNT.
The premise is one that had been associated with the program slated for FX Networks, which the 21st Century Fox-owned outlet had discussed publicly as recently as January. After being released on good behavior from a 15-year prison stint, Morgan »
- Brian Steinberg
CBS has moved in to give Back 9 orders to its three new fall series, dramas Bull and MacGyver and comedy Kevin Can Wait. The pickups bring the episode count for each series to full-season 22 episodes. All three shows got off to a strong start during premiere week. Comedy Kevin Can Wait and drama Bull, toplined by proven CBS stars (Kevin James and NCIS' Michael Weatherly, respectively) and given big and compatible lead-ins (The Big Bang Theory and NCIS, respectively)… »
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