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ABC 2013-14 Season Ratings [updated 4/23/14]

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The alphabet network hasn't had much luck launching successful new shows. What's more, a lot of their existing shows are down year-to-year. Thankfully, the execs can't cancel everything.

New ABC shows (so far): Back in the Game, Betrayal, The Goldbergs, Lucky 7, Marvel's Agents of Shield, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Super Fun Night, and Trophy Wife.

Returning shows (so far): 20/20, America's Funniest Home Videos, Castle, Dancing with the Stars, Grey's Anatomy, Last Man Standing, The Middle, Modern Family, Nashville, The Neighbors, Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Scandal, and Shark Tank.

There's lots of data that ABC execs looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. Here's an updated listing of all of their current primetime shows. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Sofia Vergara Explains Why She Doesn't Cook, Talks Mother's Day Plans—Watch Now!

1 hour ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sofia Vergara never worries about having too many cooks in the kitchen. It's not that the Modern Family star can't take the heat—it's just that she already has a 21-year-old guy whipping up some yummy meals back at home. But since fiancé Nick Loeb is 38, you might be asking: Who's the one stirring the pot? Sofia's only child, Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara, that's who! "My son cooks," the 41-year-old actress told E! News Tuesday at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of her upcoming movie Chef. She also made sure to clarify, "I don't cook!" But Sofia and Manolo "bond by eating, definitely," she said. "It's like the one activity we always »

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Gold Derby Emmy Mvp: 'Review' is best new comedy of the year

8 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Review” is high-concept, but hard to define. It looks like a sketch show, but it is serialized. It also looks like a mockumentary, but it has a sketchier fourth wall than “Modern Family.” Each episode of “Review” begins with a letter from a viewer who is curious about a specific life experience. Whatever it may be, host Forrest MacNeil (Andy Daly) embarks on that experience so that he can rate it out of five stars. Each episode contains two or three segments and is entirely fictional. -Break- hour series premiered on Comedy Central back on March 6 to little fanfare. Indeed, Metacritic tallied reviews from just 10 critics, compared to 38 for “Fargo." So, it comes as quite a surprise that this is television’s best comedy series in years. Comedy series often take a season to find themselves but “Review” arrived fully formed and confident. Seven of nine episodes in, this i. »

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Tahmoh Penikett to Heat Up Another CW Show, Hgtv Orders a Show from Ellen DeGeneres and “Modern Family” Takes an Australian Vacation

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I’ve been trying to figure out a way to discuss last Sunday’s Game of Thrones but end up stuck trying to find a way to word it without being spoilery. However, The Daily Banter nicely sums up why it’s ridiculous to keep calling that one scene shocking when the whole episode was full of shocking brutality.

Tahmoh Penikett seems like The CW’s new featured hunk. The former Battlestar Galatica star recently showed up on Supernatural and Star Crossed. Now, E! reports that he’ll be appearing on the season finale of Reign.

One of the challenges of taking the fake news show format pioneered by The Daily Show to a premium channel like HBO — the lack of commercials. Really. Last Week Tonight producer Tim Carvell explains, “We realized early on, you don’t necessarily want to hear anybody talk to you for a half an hour straight. »

- Lyle Masaki

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Sarah Hyland Dresses Up Like a Life-Size Doll for Flaunt—Sexy or Scary?

20 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sarah Hyland is all dolled up! The Modern Family star does her best impression of a life-size toy in the latest issue of Flaunt magazine, which features a photo of the wide-eyed beauty sitting amid a pile of dolls, ranging from your kid-friendly basic rag doll to the creepy, always-staring type that can make for one scary shelf wherever such things are displayed. Hyland herself is wearing white overalls and a blue and white shirt that makes for an Alison in Wonderland-reminiscent ensemble. In another picture she lies on her back, exposing white thigh-high stockings and bright pink heels. But the 23-year-old showbiz veteran, who played Jackie Kennedy (née Bouvier) on Broadway »

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Game of Thrones, Fargo, Got Talent: What to watch over Easter

18 April 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

With a four-day Easter weekend ahead, you're going to need some great telly to keep the family entertained, and thankfully there's bucket-loads of great programmes to choose from.

So let us, along with our friends at Now TV, pick out the best Easter entertainment to watch on the box this weekend.

1. Game of Thrones

Where: Sky Atlantic on Now TV

When: Monday nights at 9pm - Series 1-3 box set available now

It's the most talked-about show in the world right now, and after the jaw-dropping Omg-ending to series four's second episode, anticipation couldn't be any higher for the next instalment of action from Westeros. And if you haven't seen it already, you can catch up on every episode from the beginning on Now TV.

The fall-out from the Purple Wedding looks set to dominate the remainder of series four, but don't be surprised if there are a few more »

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Wednesday Ratings: Arrow, American Idol, Mixology, Survivor, The 100

17 April 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 ratings -- New episodes: American Idol, Arrow, The 100, Survivor, and Mixology. Reruns: Criminal Minds, CSI, The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, Nashville, Chicago Pd, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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Comedy Legend Carol Leifer on Writing 'Seinfeld', Life on 'Devious Maids' and Her New Book

17 April 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Carol Leifer  is a multiple Emmy nominee (Seinfeld, Modern Family, SNL, The Larry Sanders Show), writer of seven Academy Awards telecasts, five of her own comedy specials, and author of the bestseller When You Lie about Your Age, the Terrorists Win. The Hollywood Reporter asked Leifer (pronounced Leff-uhr), about her new, funny-but-serious memoir How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying and Lifetime's Devious Maids (back for a second Season Apr. 20), for which she is co-executive producer. THR: You told this great joke at my magazine's event in 1987: "Petula Clark sang, 'Don't Sleep in the Subway, Darling.' What kind of guys is she dating that

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- Tim Appelo

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CBS’ ‘Survivor’ Tops Repeat-Riddled Wednesday Night

17 April 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On a Wednesday where the top show on ABC, CBS and NBC all aired in repeats, Fox emerged the ratings winner with its two-hour “American Idol,” though it again lost out head-to-head to CBS’ “Survivor,” which was the night’s top show.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “Survivor” averaged a 2.2 rating/8 share in adults 18-49 and 9.3 million viewers overall — down slightly from last week but good enough to stand as Wednesday’s top program among adults 18-49, 25-54 (2.9/8) and total viewers. Head-to-head, it beat Fox’s “American Idol” by 16% in 18-49 (2.2 vs. 1.9).

CBS closed the night with repeats of “Criminal Minds” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall) and “CSI” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 6.8 million viewers overall).

Fox Fox, “American Idol” was unable to take advantage of the repeats on the competition from 9 to 10 p.m., though it did win the hour in all categories. The music contest was down a tick »

- Rick Kissell

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TV Ratings: Dipping 'American Idol' leads Fox to Wednesday wins, while 'The 100' gets a bump

17 April 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, April 16, 2014. With "Criminal Minds" and "CSI" both in repeats, "American Idol" was able to post week-to-week declines and lose the 8 p.m. hour to "Survivor: Cagayan," but still win Wednesday primetime in all measures. Because the 8 p.m. hour remained competitive, a new "Arrow" posted no real gains for The CW, but against mostly repeats in the 9 p.m. hour, "The 100" was up over last week's "Arrow"-free airing and also returned to 2 million viewers for the first time since its second episode. On to Wednesday's numbers... Among adults 18-49, Fox averaged a 1.9 rating for Wednesday night, topping CBS' 1.6 rating in the key demographic. NBC was third with a 1.2 key demo rating, followed by ABC's 1.1 key demo rating, while The CW's 0.7 key demo rating was fifth. Overall, Fox averaged an estimated 8.38 million viewers and a 5.2 rating/8 share for Wednesday, beating CBS' 4.9/8 and 7.67 million viewers. There »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Sofia Vergara is a 'tiger' in the bedroom

17 April 2014 4:28 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, April 17: Sofia Vergara has admitted that she is a "tiger" when it comes to her sex life and hopes that her businessman fiance Nick Loeb, appreciates her for it.

While talking to Women's Health magazine, the 41-year-old Latin beauty said that she loves dressing up and in her culture, women dress to please guys.

The 'Modern Family' star also said that people always praise her breasts, but she would like to be appreciated for her "great a*s" as well. (Ani) »

- Machan Kumar

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Game of Thrones rules, legally and illegally

16 April 2014 5:03 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The most popular film or TV title bought online in Australia last year was also the most widely pirated: season three of Game of Thrones.

Data released today shows a strong correlation between TV shows downloaded legally and viewed illegally through file sharing in 2013.

That.s not surprising according to Simon Bush, CEO of the Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association. .Game of Thrones is incredibly popular,. Bush told If. .The shows with the highest file-sharing tend to do well commercially..

According to TorrentFreak, the final episode of season three file was ripped more than 1 million times in Australia within 24 hours of the broadcast and shared by up to 170,000 people simultaneously.a record. This year Foxtel stepped up its efforts to combat piracy by airing Game of Thrones two hours after the Us.

.What the data shows is that there is a strong legitimate market for quality television and film productions »

- Don Groves

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Sherlock nominated for Golden Nymph award at Monte Carlo TV Festival

16 April 2014 9:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sherlock has been nominated for a prestigious Golden Nymph award at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.

The BBC One drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman is up for the Television Films prize at the awards ceremony, which recognises the best TV programmes and actors from around the world.

It will face off against BBC Wales thriller Hinterland, which begins airing on BBC Four from April 28. It has also been acquired by Netflix in the Us.

Also up for the award are Austria's Blank, France's The Silence of the Church, Germany's Take Good Care of Him and Japan's Battlefield Tokyo.

Elsewhere, Modern Family, Mrs Brown's Boys, Episodes and Vicious are up for Best Comedy.

House of Cards, Reign, Wentworth and Downton Abbey face off against others in the Best Drama category.

A full list of nominations can be found on the awards' official website.

The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family »

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TV Review: ‘Unusually Thicke’

15 April 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Look at it from TV Guide Network’s perspective: The channel can’t afford “Modern Family” reruns, much less a scripted approximation. So it has replicated a small part of that hit on the cheap in “Unusually Thicke,” a reality-sitcom hybrid that casts 67-year-old TV personality Alan Thicke as the irascible husband, and his 28-years-younger (and more curvaceous) third wife, Tanya, as his sparring spouse. Filled with celebrity cameos, the show works so far as viewers are willing to play along, although for the target demo, Thicke has probably been relegated to, “Oh, you mean Robin’s dad?” consideration.

As has become status quo in these shows, the program dispenses with formal introductions and dives right in, gradually doling out information about the couple and Thicke’s young son, Carter, who lives with them.

In the premiere, Tanya gripes about Alan’s pack-rat ways, pushing him to get rid of »

- Brian Lowry

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Trailer Trashin’: Jon Favreau Gets Cooking in Chef

14 April 2014 9:14 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Happy Tax Day, dear readers! I hope a lot of you have gotten out and seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier by this point – because it’s totally awesome. And if you’re looking for something scarier at the theater right now, I recommend checking out the new horror movie Oculus. In the meantime, this week’s edition of Trailer Trashin’ steps away from the big summer movies and takes a look at the upcoming indie comedy Chef.

Premise: When Miami-born chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) tries and fails to open a restaurant in Los Angeles, he returns to Miami to fix up a food truck, which he names “El Jefe Cubanos,” and gets reacquainted with his ex-wife Inez (Sofia Vergara). He plans to drive across the country to take another crack at success in L.A.

My take: As I’ve admitted previously in this column, my biggest blind »

- Timothy Monforton

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USA Network Renews ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ For Second Season

14 April 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

In Chrisley Knows Best, USA Network found its first unscripted breakout. Now the cable network has renewed the half-hour reality series for a 12-episode second season ahead of the April 22 Season 1 finale. Described as a real-life family comedy, it follows Atlanta-based self-made multimillionaire Todd Chrisley, his wife Julie, and their five children who live a seemingly picture-perfect Southern life with everything money can buy. Paired with USA’s off-network family comedy Modern Family, Chrisley Knows Best hit a season high with last Tuesday’s episode, pulling in 823,000 P18-49, 742,000 P25-54 and 1.2 million total viewers P2+. That was up 34% in  adults 18-49 and up 10% in total viewers from the previous week. Chrisley Knows Best is produced by Maverick TV and All3Media America, with Adam Greener, Jim Sayer, and Stephanie Bloch Chambers serving as executive producers. »


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Dusty Becomes a Hero in Planes: Fire & Rescue (Trailer)

13 April 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Last year, Disney took us far above the world of Cars in Planes. We got to see things from a whole new point of view in Planes, and we fell in love. Like, instantly!

So it was pretty obvious that we couldn't have been more excited for the return of Dusty Crophopper (Dane Cook). This time, he's using his magnificent speed not to win any races, but to save lives.

Dusty is joining a new crew of rescue planes, cars, and a multitude of other vehicles, and together they're determined to prevent the spread of forest fires, no matter how big.

Some of the new characters include including spirited super scooper Dipper (voiced by "Modern Family" mom Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers.

Of course, if he plans on really saving the day, Dusty is going »

- dbethke@fanlala.com (Dave B.)

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Sofia Vergara claims her ass is as good as her boobs!

12 April 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, April 12: Sofia Vergara has revealed that she also has "a great ass".

Posing in neon bikini bottoms for the May 2014 issue cover of Women's Health magazine, the 41-year-old Emmy winner admitted that she is known for her boobs, but it pisses her off as she also has a "great ass", Us Magazine reported.

The 'Modern Family' star, who is seen flaunting her flawless physique and toned abs in a sizzling hot beach-ready ensemble, tweeted her thanks to the magazine and admitted that she loves her latest "sexy" cover. (Ani) »

- Abhijeet Sen

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TV Review: Modern Family: Season 5, Episode 19: A Hard Jay’s Night

11 April 2014 12:51 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  ABC‘s Modern Family A Hard Jay’s Night TV Show Review. Modern Family: Season 5, Episode 19: A Hard Jay’s Night is indicative of some of the issues this comedy, hilarious as it may be, is going to have going forward. In the episode we have Gloria and Phil [...]

Continue reading: TV Review: Modern Family: Season 5, Episode 19: A Hard Jay’s Night »

- William Kryjak

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Sofia Vergara Wears Bikini Bottoms for Women's Health: I "Have a Great Ass"

11 April 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Just like fine wine! Sofia Vergara looks ageless -- and as usual, gorgeous -- on the May 2014 issue cover of Women's Health magazine. The actress, 41, sparkles in a sizzling hot beach-ready ensemble, including neon yellow and floral-printed bikini bottoms that show off her toned legs. Up top, she wears a scoop-neck heather gray top twisted to the side to expose her flat tummy and enviable curves. The Modern Family star, whose vintage swimsuit photos were unearthed earlier this week, looks just as beautiful -- if not [...] »

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