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Many people in Hollywood are applauding the Boy Scouts of America's decision to end its ban on allowing openly gay youths to become members of the organization. Openly gay actors George Takei (Star Trek) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) along with Marlee Matlin and other praised the move, announced Thursday, on Twitter. Photos: PTC vs. TV: 10 Television Show Controversies More than 1,400 volunteer leaders from across the country voted on the decision, according to The New York Times. More than 60 percent of the voters approved the measure that said no youth could be denied membership based
- THR Staff
MGM has acquired the screen rights for the humor anthology book Things I've Learned From Women Who've Dumped Me, which is edited by Modern Family co-executive producer Ben Karlin. Here's the official description from the book's website.
Relationships end. And in most cases, even the most callow among us, even men, learn something from the experience. Now in this smart, funny, and insightful anthology, some of our most impressive comedic and creative (male) minds, including Stephen Colbert, Nick Hornby, Andy Richter, Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, Dan Savage, and Adam Schlesinger, share with us what they've learned from that all-too-universal experience: being dumped.
Whether it be major life lessons, like "The Heart is a Choking Hazard," simple truths like, "A Dog is No Reason to Stay Together," or profound realizations like, "Persistence is for Suckers, Things I've Learned From Women Who've Dumped Me is about that salient something men take away from failed relationships. »
With May Sweeps over, the overall rankings for the broadcast networks’ 2012-13 TV season have been released, and CBS’ NCIS this time around seized the title of Most Watched Program, edging out NBC’s Sunday Night Football with an average of 21.3 million weekly viewers (including all available DVR playback data).
Snf, however, still is demo king, having averaged a weekly 7.9 rating.
Related | TVLine’s 2013 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled?
In the coveted 18-49 demo, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy (averaging a 4.1 rating this season) edged out NCIS by a tenth for No. 1 Drama honors, while »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
The major broadcasters were nothing if not tightly bunched in the May sweep, with all four separated by about 125,000 viewers in the adults 18-49 demo.
The close finish shows that, at least in a month when none of its rivals gets a big boost from sports, ABC can be pretty competitive. The net may have finished the season that ended Wednesday night in fourth place, but it tied CBS and Fox for the 18-49 lead in preliminary Nielsen estimates for the April 25-May 22 period — the first time in 13 years that the Alphabet finished first for the sweep.
Of course, the tight finish for the sweep also shows how the networks have fallen: As the numbers drift lower and lower, it’s only natural that we would see closer races.
NBC, which placed fourth in May (1.7 rating) but just one tenth behind ABC, CBS and Fox (all at 1.8), was the only »
- Rick Kissell
AIDS in New York: The First Five Years.
Grand Jury indicts Elliot Morales for Mark Carson’s murder. But his attorney says he’s not guilty. “He was sexually abused as a child by a male authority figure which led to a lifetime of alcoholism and drug abuse.” Oh, okay, then.
In ratings news, Modern Family had its lowest rated season finale.
Outsports has an interesting interview with Steelers quarterback Landry Jones about religion and gay athletes.
Good to know that when I go to Kmart to ship my pants, I can also get Big Gas Savings. And now the countdown to the screams from One Million Moms.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 ratings -- Premieres: MasterChef. New episodes: The Middle, Modern Family, How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), Nashville, Criminal Minds, Dateline, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Chicago Fire. Movies: Love Happens. Episode reruns: Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, and Modern Family.
8pm - The Middle: 2.0 in the demo with 7.53 million.
8:30pm - Modern Family: (rerun) 1.6 in the demo with 5.62 million.
9pm - Modern Family: 3.6 in the demo with 9.92 million.
9:30pm - How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life): 2.2 in the demo with 6.32 million.
10pm - Nashville: 1.9 in the demo with 6.07 million.
8pm - Two and a Half Men: (rerun) 1.1 in the demo with 5.31 million. »
MGM has picked up the rights to Ben Karlin's humorous anthology, Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me. The book is collection of essays from celebrated comedians including Stephen Colbert, Patton Oswalt, Larry David, Will Forte, and Andy Richter as well as best-selling authors/columnists Dan Savage, A.J. Jacobs, and many more. It's a very funny and surprisingly touching book where the authors' talent for self-deprecation and insight shines through. According to Deadline, Kyle Pennenkamp & Scott Turpel (the upcoming Get a Job) will write the script, which will cull the book "for the ingredients to a male-oriented comedy." That phrase has me a bit worried since the essays aren't misogynistic and can appeal to both genders. Hit the jump for a synopsis of the book. Karlin co-wrote and produced the upcoming comedy A.C.O.D. (click here for my review from Sundance), and is currently a co-executive producer on Modern Family. »
- Matt Goldberg
Exclusive: MGM has acquired screen rights to Things I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me, the best-selling humor anthology edited by Ben Karlin. Script will be written by Kyle Pennekamp & Scott Turpel, who scripted the upcoming Get A Job. Karlin is the Emmy-winning former executive producer of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. In the book, he drew on his own experiences and those of many other men to share that shame walk that has happened to every guy: getting dumped and trying to get over the humiliation. The film will be produced by Karlin and Kevin Misher, who’s readying the MGM remake of Carrie that Kimberly Peirce directed with Chloe Moretz playing the title character and Julianne Moore as her mother. Andy Berman will serve as executive producer. They’ll cull the Dumped book for the ingredients to a male-oriented comedy. Karlin, who co-wrote America »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
The fall television season officially came to an end last night, with season finales airing around the dial.
MasterChef: 5.2 million
Dateline: 6.1 million
The Middle: 7.5 million/Modern Family rerun: 5.6 million
Criminal Minds: 10.8 million
Law & Order Svu: 6.6 million
Nashville: 6 million
Chicago Fire: 6.1 million »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
Fast National ratings for Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The 2012-13 TV season (as measured by Nielsen) ended with a CBS victory, thanks to the two-hour season finale of "Criminal Minds."
The crime drama was off significantly from last year's finale, but it did improve a little on its numbers from a week ago. The season finales of "The Middle," "Modern Family" and "Nashville" were all up a bit for ABC. "Law & Order: Svu" ticked up with its finale on NBC, but "Chicago Fire" slipped from last week. "Masterchef" opened its season to decent ratings on Fox.
CBS finished the night with just under 9 million viewers and a 5.8 rating/10 share in households. ABC (6.9 million, 4.5/7) came in second, a little bit ahead of NBC (6.3 million, 4.4/7). Fox took fourth with 5.2 million viewers and a 3.2/5. The CW drew 1.1 million viewers and a 0.8/1.
ABC and CBS tied for the lead among adults 18-49, with each posting a 2.2 rating in the demographic. »
Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a rundown of the night’s original scripted programming: The season finale of ABC’s Modern Family garnered a 3.6 rating and 9.92 million viewers, down 3% from last week’s episode and down 12% from last year’s season finale. Elsewhere on ABC, The Middle hit a 2.0 rating and 7.53 million viewers for a rise of 5% from last week and even with last year’s finale, and the season one finale of Nashville scored a 1.9 rating and 6.07 million viewers, up 12% from last week’s 1.7 rating. On CBS, the two-hour season finale of Criminal Minds notched a 2.7 rating and 10.8 million viewers, rising 4% from last week’s 2.6 rating but down a whopping 25% from last year’s season finale 3.6 rating. Finally, on NBC Law & Order: Svu’s season finale hit a 1.6 rating and 6.68 million viewers for a rise of 7% from last week’s episode and a drop of »
- Adam Chitwood
On a low-rated final Wednesday of the 2012-13 season, ABC's "Modern Family" was the top-rated show of the night despite having its lowest-rated season finale to date. ABC and CBS tied for first in the ratings, and CBS won in total viewers, as CBS's "Criminal Minds" and NBC's "Law & Order: Svu" also hit season finale lows. CBS, which had a 2.2 rating/7 share in the key 18-49 demographic and averaged 9 million total viewers, followed reruns in the 8 p.m. hour with the two-hour "Criminal Minds" season finale at 9. »
- Tim Molloy
ABC’s “Modern Family” emerged the leader in key demos on Wednesday, the final night of the television season, while a two-hour “Criminal Minds” performed well for CBS and won its timeslot. Despite facing “Minds,” rookie dramas “Nashville” on ABC and “Chicago Fire” on NBC had solid ends to their seasons, with the former hitting a four-month high.
According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, ABC tied with CBS for the Wednesday lead among adults 18-49, opening with “The Middle” (2.0/7 in 18-49, 7.5 million viewers overall), which wrapped its fourth season as the 8 p.m. leader in most categories, on par with last year’s finale in 18-49 and its most-watched season-ender overall since its rookie season. Following a special “Modern Family” repeat at 8:30 (1.6/5 in 18-49, 5.6 million viewers overall), the fourth-season finale of “Modern” averaged a timeslot-leading 3.6 rating/11 share in adults 18-49 and 9.9 million viewers overall — on par with last »
- Rick Kissell
The final night of the 2012-2013 TV season saw six finales and one season debut. On ABC, Wednesday marked the Season 4 finale of Modern Family (3.6/11) at 9 Pm. In a season that saw the comedy post its first adults 18-49 win over American Idol, last night’s episode dipped 3% from its May 14 show. While the highest-rated show of the night by far, Family also fell 12% from its Season 3 end on May 23, 2012 to hit an all-time season-finale low. That result could change a bit in the final numbers as the extra minute of Family is factored in. Last week, the show went up from its 3.5 in fast affiliate rating to a 3.6 later in the day. The Season 4 finale of The Middle (2.0/7) started ABC’s primetime last night, with the sitcom was up a slight 5% from last week and even with last year’s May 23, 2012 finale. A Modern Family (1.6/5) encore followed at 8:30 Pm. »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
Season 4 of ABC’s Critics Choice Award-nominated The Middle graduated with honors on Wednesday, drawing 7.5 million total viewers — the sitcom’s most watched finale in three years — while matching last year’s demo rating of 2.0. Week-to-week, The Middle inched up a tenth.
Elsewhere on ABC, Modern Family‘s season ender did 9.9 mil and a 3.6, up a tenth from last week but down 12 percent from its previous finale. How to Live With Your Parents followed with 6.32 mil/2.2, up a few eyeballs and two tenths. Nashville’s everything-but-the-kitchen-sink freshman finale (6.1 mil/1.9) was up 9 percent and two tenths.
Related | Nashville Season Finale Recap: Truth, »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Fast National ratings for Wednesday, May 22, 2013. On the last night of the 2012-2013 season, the two-hour "Criminal Minds" finale led CBS to victory overall, while the "Modern Family" season-ender helped ABC eke out a tie among young viewers. Among other Wednesday notables, the "Nashville" finale edged out NBC's "Chicago Fire" finale among young viewers, while Fox was actually close behind in the key demographic thanks to a strong season premiere for "MasterChef." Among adults 18-49, ABC and CBS averaged a 2.2 rating for Wednesday night, nipping Fox's 2.1 rating in the key demographic. NBC was fourth »
- Daniel Fienberg
Lifetime, History Channel, and A&E are set to air the four-hour miniseries "Bonnie & Clyde" later this year and have released the first promo photos of Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger in character. [Source: The Live Feed]
ABC is set to burn off its four remaining episodes of both its cancelled series "666 Park Avenue" on Saturdays at 9/8c from June 22nd through July 13th.
The network has also put the eight unaired episodes of the second season of "Don't Trust the B— in Apartment 23" on its website. [Source: EW]
"The Americans," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "The Good Wife" and "Homeland" are all up for the Best Drama Series award at the 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Conspicuously absent: "Mad Men".
"The Big Bang Theory, »
- Garth Franklin
Modern Family Season 4, Episode 24: “Goodnight Gracie”
Directed by Steven Levitan
Airs on Wednesdays at 9pm (Et) on ABC
For the past couple of weeks, I have written about how Modern Family hasn’t really been that inspiring. With a number of episodes that have been lacking hilarity, the focus of this season has been built on episodes that are more emotion driven. “Goodnight Gracie” is one of the better examples of this and also makes up for a hit and miss fourth season.
Many sitcoms pack up their characters and send to them to Disneyworld or something, hoping to get a promotional boost from the novelty, as well as discovering new comic possibilities by moving away from the norm. This is a fairly transparent gimmick and something that has definitely been done many times. The best example of this I feel can be »
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“Turns out she sent more men off to war than Lyndon Johnson.”
–Jay (Ed O’Neill) talking about his “first,” who also had a lot of other military lovers, on the season finale of Modern Family
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- EW staff
The sun has set (or risen?) on Summit Entertainment’s venerable vampire series — but even though it, like Robsten, is officially kaput, Twilight still holds a hypnotic power over people of a certain age. (That age is “young.”)
The last installment of the blood-sucking saga dominates the “first wave” of nominees at this year’s Teen Choice Awards, which single out the movies, TV series, music, fashion, comedians, athletes, and performers that resonate most with today’s 13- through 19-year-olds. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 snagged seven nods, nine if you include star Taylor Lautner’s individual nominations for »
- Hillary Busis
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