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Last season, CBS tried to establish new shows but almost all of them were cancelled due to low ratings. No new dramas survived and only two sitcoms did. Which shows will be cancelled or renewed this time? We'll have wait and see.
CBS shows this season (so far): 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, Battle Creek, The Big Bang Theory, Big Brother, Blue Bloods, The Briefcase, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Cyber, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, The McCarthys, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, The Millers, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, The Odd Couple, Person of Interest, Scorpion, Stalker, Survivor, Two and a Half Men, Under the Dome, and Undercover Boss.
There's lots of data that CBS looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are typically »
The comedy series recently wrapped up its sixth season on Yahoo, leaving only a big-screen spinoff left to fulfil the show's 'Six Seasons and a Movie' mantra.
Although Yahoo recently hinted at a possible seventh season of Community, McHale told Esquire that more episodes are unlikely.
"All of our contracts ended this season. They would have to significantly increase some of the pay of some of the actors, I think," he explained.
"For so long, we were on NBC against The Big Bang Theory and we would get some numbers which were actually very helpful to the Thursday night numbers, but they cancelled us.
"And thank God for Yahoo! Screen. I really do think there'll be a movie."
McHale went on to say: "I think what has to happen is that [creator] Dan [Harmon] needs to write the script. »
Will "Modern Family" win Emmy #6? Can "Game of Thrones" triumph on its fifth season? In our new Emmy predictions slugfest (watch below), Gold Derby editors Daniel Montgomery, Charles Bright and Ralph Galvan join me in making our forecasts for Best Comedy Series and Best Drama Series. -Break- Watch dozens of video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders What laffer has the best chance of taking down five-time reigning champ "Modern Family"? Is it "Veep," "Louie," "Silicon Valley," "The Big Bang Theory" or perhaps a new show? Will "Mad Men" win a record fifth Emmy on the drama side, or will it be beaten by "GoT," "House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black," "Downton Abbey" or something else entirely? Also in our slugfest, we discuss our longshot predictions for the comedy and drama races and what dream cont »
Last year, just before the Comic-Con schedule was announced, I tried to predict some of the big surprises that the studios would spring on us in San Diego. As it turns out, I was actually right about a few of them (the first Mad Max: Fury Road trailer, first look at Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), but there were so many more, like Legendary announcing Godzilla 2 and Kong: Skull Island, Bruce Campbell returning for Ash Vs. Evil Dead and Biz Markie's "Just a Friend" performance. With the con just a few weeks away, the official schedule is starting to roll out, day by day, with some big stuff happening in Hall H. Of course, many studios started announcing their panels weeks ahead of time, but now, the "big picture," as it were, is starting to come together. Although this Con picture is much different than years past. »
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Friday, July 10. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.
10:00am - 11:00am - Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer's Room
The Big Bang Theory writers once again open the curtain and take you behind the scenes of TV's #1 comedy. From huge guest stars to the shocking moments in the season finale (Was that a ring, my Precious? Will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?), find out what it takes to make the hit series each week. Join the show's executive producers and writers »
The film, written and directed by Rafael Palacio Illingworth, has been kept under wraps with a 20-day, Los Angeles-based shoot wrapping June 26. It also stars Adam Goldberg, Analeigh Tipton, Scott Haze, Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Bogdanovich, Betsy Brandt (“Breaking Bad”), John Ross Bowie (“The Big Bang Theory”), Jon Heder and Alison Sudol (“Transparent”).
Producers are Eleonore Meier of Nora Films and Madeline Samit and Bert Hamelinck of Caviar. Executive producers are Caviar’s Michael Sagol, Benito Mueller and Wolfgang Mueller of Barry Films, Michel Merkt and Allen Norin.
Thirlby and Feldman play a couple confronted by the fear that settling down and getting married means their carefree days as city-dwelling young adults coming to an abrupt and depressing end. Both are tempted by the »
- Dave McNary
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting's summer bod is looking toned a sexy as she rocks a bikini top and swimsuit pants. She's looking at her abs, and so are we! The Big Bang Theory actress captioned the Instagram photo, "Yep. Leave it to me to find a swim-suit pant." One fan commented, "What?! You're crazy @normancook ! If I looked like you I wouldn't even wear a swimsuit. #nakedalltheway :)." Even though she's dressed a little conservately, there's no hiding that killer bod. Another commented, "Good to know girls with bods like yours still wanna be comfy over sexy! @normancook." The 29-year-old actress invited her dogs to »
Yep. Leave it to me to find a swim-suit pant ???????? A photo posted by @normancook on Jun 24, 2015 at 4:17pm Pdt Now that's a Big Bangin' body! Kaley Cuoco showed off her fit bikini body in a new pool snap shared via Instagram on Wednesday, June 24. The Big Bang Theory star, 29, posted a photo of herself on the ledge of her pool channeling her inner scuba diver. "Yep. Leave it to me to find a swim-suit pant," Cuoco wrote, alongside the snap of herself in [...] »
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 TV & Film Panels, Hosts, Events, and Fandom Nominations. ABC, NBC, CBS, Showtime, The CW, A&E, Fox, Starz, HBO, and Cartoon Network will all be represented at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. A number of movie studios like Legendary Pictures will be at the Comic-Con. The Marvel Cinematic Universe will not be present. All of the events will take place at the San Diego Convention Center. The 2015 has announced the line-up for its Preview Night, which will take place on July 8, 2015
TV Preview Night Schedule
A&E, CBS, Fox, Cartoon Network, The CW, NBC, Wgn Amercia, Fox, and FX.
Wednesday, July 8 (Preview Night)
6-10 p.m. — Wbtv Preview Screenings
The first time is always the best time. Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue our annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of four of the most highly anticipated series of the 2015-16 television season — “Supergirl, »
- Rollo Tomasi
Monster numbers for the concluding game of the NBA Finals helped ABC stay atop the primetime ratings leaderboard for a third straight week, but the net also got nice contributions from new series.
The premiere of “Celebrity Family Feud,” which last aired in primetime on NBC in 2008, performed very well on Sunday (2.4 rating/10 share in adults 18-49, 8.66 million viewers overall), edging out NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” as the week’s No. 1 series telecast in 18-49, according to Nielsen “live plus same-day” estimates.
The 2.4 rating is the best for any summer series launch since CBS’ “Under the Dome” two years ago, and the best for a summer unscripted series since NBC’s “The Voice” results show in June 2011. In total viewers, meanwhile, the Alphabet bagged its largest regular-series audience in the Sunday-at-8 hour in 10 years.
“Feud” was followed by the premiere of “Battlebots” (1.9/7 in 18-49, 5.44 million viewers overall), which was the No. »
- Rick Kissell
Another milestone for Family Feud and host Steve Harvey. The game show topped all programs in syndication for the week of June 8 with a 6.1 Hh rating, beating Wheel Of Fortune and Judge Judy both of which tied at 6.0, according to Nielsen. It was the first time ever that Family Feud finished as the top-rated program in a week. The show also topped the W18-34 and W18-49 demos, and tied with The Big Bang Theory in A18-49 and W25-54. Family Feud had previously beaten Wheel Of… »
Laurie Metcalf will star opposite Bruce Willis in the Broadway production of “Misery,” producers of the play announced Tuesday. Metcalf, a three-time Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee, is an original member of the Steppenwolf Theatre. She was last seen on the New York stage in Lincoln Center’s production of Bruce Norris’ “Domesticated,” and in her Tony Award-nominated performance in Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of Sharr White’s “The Other Place.” She received three Emmy Awards for her work on the TV series “Roseanne,” stars in HBO’s “Getting On,” and has a recurring role on “The Big Bang Theory. »
- Joe Otterson
Thursday, June 18, 2015 ratings -- New episodes: The Astronaut Wives Club, Mistresses, Beauty and the Beast, Dateline NBC, Aquarius, and Hannibal. Sports: 2015 Us Open Golf Championships. Reruns: The Big Bang Theory, The Odd Couple, Mom, Mike & Molly, Elementary, and The Vampire Diaries.
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ABC’s “The Astronaut Wives Club” launched in unspectacular fashion Thursday, faring Ok by low-bar summer standards but still finishing behind an hour of repeat CBS comedies and and newsmagazine “Dateline” on NBC.
According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “Astronaut Wives Club” averaged a 1.1 rating/4 share in adults 18-49 and 5.5 million viewers overall from 8 to 9 p.m., putting it on par with NBC’s bow of “Aquarius” in May and a tick above where Fox’s “Wayward Pines” bowed earlier in the month. ABC did better on June 1 with the premiere of “The Whispers” (1.5 rating in 18-49, 5.66 million viewers overall), though it benefited from a sizable lead-in courtesy of “The Bachelorette.” In a positive sign for the show, it was up in its second half-hour in just about every category.
Period dramas have been a tough sell for audiences over the years, and they tend to skew older than other hourlongs. »
- Rick Kissell
Fast National ratings for Thursday, June 18, 2015. ABC got a decent premiere for "The Astronaut Wives Club" and a weaker two-hour premiere for "Mistresses," but original dramas and even Fox sports coverage were no match for CBS' three hours of repeats, which led Thursday in most measures. Other Thursday notables included another small dip for NBC's "Aquarius" and flatness for "Hannibal" and "Beauty and the Beast." Fox's Us Open golf coverage wasn't a factor. Let's get to the numbers... Among adults 18-49, CBS had a 1.1 rating for Thursday night, tops in the key demographic. ABC's 0.9, NBC's 0.8 and Fox's 0.7 followed in the key demo, while The CW averaged a 0.2 key demo rating for the night. Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 5.28 million viewers and a 3.4 rating/6 share for Thursday primetime. ABC was second with 4.37 million viewers and a 3.1/6 for the night, topping NBC's 2.6/5 and 3.8 million viewers. Fox averaged 2.855 million viewers and a 1.8/3, followed »
- Daniel Fienberg
Celebrity MasterChef returned with higher ratings than last year, according to overnight data.
The BBC One competition opened its kitchen doors to an average 3.83 million (19.7%) at 9pm, up from last year's 3.5m overnight score.
Earlier, Watchdog interested 3.31m (18.3%) at 8pm, while Question Time brought in 2.45m (23.2%) at 10.35pm.
On ITV, Big Box Little Box attracted 2.12m (11.5%) at 8.30pm, with a further 107,000 (0.5%) on +1. Britain's Busiest Airport was seen by 2.72m (14.0%) at 9pm (133k/0.9%).
Channel 4's latest episode of Dogs: Their Secret Lives intrigued 1.14m (6.3%) at 8pm (169k/0.9%), while The Tribe brought in 1.05m (5.4%) at 9pm (260k/1.7%).
On Channel 5, Big Brother continued with 948k (4.9%) at 9pm (264k/1.7%), followed by Person of Interest with 607k (3.9%) at 10pm.
E4's finale of The Big Bang Theory »
Following the departure of longtime exec Wendi Trilling, Julie Pernworth has been named exec VP of comedy development for CBS Entertainment, Variety has learned. Nina Tassler, chair of CBS Entertainment, announced the promotion Thursday.
Before being upped to head the comedy department, Pernworth served as senior VP of comedy development since 2006. She first joined the network in 2000 as vice president of comedy development.
During her time at CBS, she worked closely with Trilling, who is set to leave at the end of the month when her contract is up. Pernworth has helped developed series including “The Big Bang Theory,” “Mom,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Two and a Half Men,” “How I Met Your Mother” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” She also worked on upcoming fall comedies “Angel From Hell,” starring Jane Lynch, and emsembler “Life In Pieces.”
In her new post, Pernworth will oversee all development of new CBS comedy series. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The Big Bang Theory: E4, 8:30pm
Season eight of the hit comedy draws to a close tonight with 'The Commitment Determination'.
As ever, Sheldon is causing problems, pushing Penny and Leonard to allocate a date for their wedding - something the couple remain hesitant about sorting. Meanwhile, Amy is forced to consider her own future with Sheldon.
New Girl: E4, 9pm
As they attend a wedding, the gang place bets on who will pull by the end of the night, sparking an interesting chain of events. Jessica Biel guest stars.
Jim Parsons says he wasn't exactly living a closeted life, but when a reporter asked him a question and outed him as a gay man, he was relieved. Parsons sat down with James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio to discuss all things, from playing God on Broadway in An Act of God to his Emmy-winning work on The Big Bang Theory and his role in HBO's The Normal Heart. Lipton asked Parsons if he was pained living a closeted life, but Parsons said that wasn't the case with him. "I never had a coming out piece, I just didn't mention it," Parsons says in the exclusive clip below. "I took Todd with me to events…and then finally one day while working on Harvey I did a piece with Patrick Healy for »
NBC had more of the top-rated shows, but three games of the NBA Finals helped make ABC the dominant primetime network in key demos last week, according to Nielsen estimates.
This year’s finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors was on track to become the highest-rated ever on ABC, which began airing the event in 2002. Last week’s three contests were the top three programs in the adults 18-49 demo, with both Thursday and Sunday’s games averaging 7.6 rating, and Tuesday’s Game 3 close behind (7.3).
Pro basketball’s championship round also occupied the top three spots on the total-viewer rankings, with Sunday’s Game 5 drawing the most viewers (20.86 million) — the largest audience for a Game 5 of the NBA Finals since 2004 (Lakers-Pistons). This year’s five-game average of 19.3 million was up a hefty 24% vs. last year’s Miami-San Antonio series (15.6 million) and this Finals is expected to finish »
- Rick Kissell
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