Friday, May 29, 2015 ratings -- New episodes: Primetime: What Would You Do?, Dateline NBC, 20/20, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and The Messengers. Reruns: America's Got Talent, Shark Tank, Undercover Boss, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Bullseye, and Whose Line Is It Anyway?.
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[As in years past, this week, I'm going to be glancing, night-by-night, at how the primetime schedules have changed after the network announcements at upfronts. I'll be looking at how the various changes will impact the ratings races on each night, as well as my own DVRing habits. Readers can chime in on how their own DVRs will be impacted. And yes, this brief series assumes that anybody still watches TV on their TVs. I'm old-fashioned. I'm also probably gonna ignore that I have a fancy new six-tuner DVR that means that I really don't have to make choices anymore. This will assume that I make choices for my own sanity.] Friday Nights 8:00 p.m. ABC: "Last Man Standing," "Dr. Ken" CBS: "The Amazing Race" The CW: "Reign" Fox: "MasterChef Junior" NBC: "Undateable," "People Are Talking" 9:00 p.m. ABC: "Shark Tank" CBS: "Hawaii Five-0" The CW: "America's Next Top Model" Fox: "World's Funniest" NBC: "Grimm" 10:00 p.m. ABC: "20/20" CBS: "Blue Bloods" NBC: "Dateline" What's Changed: CBS is keeping intact the Friday lineup that won pretty much every important week of the season overall, while ABC is keeping the majority of the Friday lineup that won nearly every important week of the season in the key demo. Only "Dr. Ken," subbing in for "Cristela," has changed. "MasterChef Junior" was supposed to air here last year, but "Utopia" tanked and Fox realized "MasterChef Junior" might perform well mid-week. And it did. But it's back here. The CW is transplanting the low-rating "Reign" here, because even though it really won't perform acceptably, »
- Daniel Fienberg
Which DC Comics baddies are en route to Gotham? Who has Defiance in their crosshairs? How does one get to Wayward Pines? Which procedural is planning the “worst honeymoon” ever? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
What I’ve got is… Fox’s Gotham casting for Season 2 a “male DC Villain” described as “intelligent, cultured and highly articulate,” “extremely attractive, both seductive and threatening,” as well as a female DC »
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Mad Men, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Supernatural and Chicago P.D.!
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2 | Outlander fans: How much are you dreading the epic droughtlander that awaits after the May 30 season finale? And had any fans of the book envisioned MacRannoch’s home »
NBC and CBS were the season’s ratings winners in key demo categories, and Fox had the hottest new show in years, but the best story of the 2014-15 television season just might have belonged to ABC.
The Alphabet emerged as the only major network to draw a larger young-adult audience this season than last, thanks in large part to a strong rookie class that included hits “How to Get Away With Murder” and “Black-ish” as well as other solid newcomers like “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Secrets and Lies.” “The Goldbergs” blossomed in in its second year, while veterans like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” “Modern Family” and “Shark Tank” also continued to produce.
CBS introduced new drama hit “Scorpion” and renewed four other first-year shows, while Fox launched megahit “Empire” and solid newcomer “Gotham” and the CW discovered its biggest hit to date, “The Flash.” NBC, on the other hand, »
- Rick Kissell
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Ausiello: Borth is staying on as Catherine… at least for a little while, in part because next season will open with the “first dance” at Kono and Adam’s wedding. “We’ll miss the actual vows, but we’ll come in on them being introduced as husband and wife,” showrunner Peter M. Lenkov tells TVLine. As for Borth’s status, »
Here’s what we know about Netflix’s upcoming thriller Sense8 so far:
1. It is the brainchild of Matrix directors Andy and Lana Wachowski.
2. Per the official logline, it is the story of “eight people from around the world whose lives are suddenly and inexplicably connected in a fight for their own survival.”
4. Uh… that’s pretty much it.
Fortunately, TVLine recently caught up with Hannah and Andrews at a Netflix press event, and the actors were »
The networks introduced new TV shows for the Fall at this year's upfronts, while other TV shows have been having their season finales. Thus, renewals and cancellations are being announced for next season. Here are the series that will be back for the 2015-2016 season - plus the shows that are not so lucky (you can also see everything that's been canceled here). What's Been Renewed ABC How to Get Away With Murder: Shonda Rhimes's drama has been renewed after one killer season. Secrets and Lies: The freshman drama series will be back for a second season. Fresh Off the Boat: The comedy will return for a second season. American Crime: The midseason drama is going to be back. Galavant: The show will return for a second season. Marvel's Agent Carter: A second season is on the way. Nashville: The soapy drama is returning for a fourth season. »
In a world where magic is very much real, the reclusive Mr Norrell (Marsan) uses his powers to stun the people of York, while the debonair Strange (Carvel) learns that he too has special abilities.
Hawaii Five-0: Sky1, 9pm
It's the fifth season finale, and disaster looms on the eve of Kono (Grace Park)'s wedding.
The team discovers that someone is planning to set off a nuclear bomb on the island, while McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) is reunited with a familiar face.
The supernatural drama that's spooked up a sizeable audience for Sky Living reaches its conclusion tonight, with the last of 3 episodes.
Robert Drasnin, composer of “The Kremlin Letter” and many classic TV shows including “Twilight Zone,” “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and “Mission: Impossible,” died Wednesday, May 13, at Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He was 87. Death was due to complications from a recent fall.
Drasnin, whose credits also include scores for “The Wild Wild West,” “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,” “Lost in Space,” “Police Story” and “Hawaii Five-0,” served as director of music for CBS Television from 1977 to 1991.
He was born Nov. 17, 1927, in Charleston, W.Va., but lived in Southern California from 1938. He majored in music at UCLA, receiving his B.A. in 1949, and was soon on the road playing saxophone, clarinet and flute for bandleaders Skinnay Ennis and Les Brown.
After Army service during the Korean War, he returned to UCLA as a graduate student and became associate conductor of the UCLA Symphony. During the 1950s he also played with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra »
- Jon Burlingame
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Once Upon a Time, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., NCIS and The Vampire Diaries!
1 | This week’s Hawaii Five-0 question comes to us from Catherine Rollins herself: “How long do you want me to stay?” (Speak up, Steve!!!)
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Hey, "Elementary" peeps. It is with great happiness that we can officially tell you guys that CBS gave your favorite show the new season 4 green light! TV Line dropped the great news back on May 11th, 2015, so it's been known for a few days now. This means that new spoilers, photos, videos, castings and more are definitely on the way in the future weeks and months, so be on the lookout for all of that. We expect the new season 4 to debut in either September or October 2015 provided it's given a full season. You just never know these days. We'll certainly let you know the official premiere date as soon as CBS announces it. In addition to that wonderful news, CBS also gave its other popular shows new season renewals. They are: Person of Interest, Hawaii Five-0, CSI: Cyber, The Odd Couple, NCIS, Blue Bloods, NCIS: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds, »
- Andre Braddox
ABC, NBC, and Fox have all revealed their Fall schedules, and now it's CBS's turn. The network has announced its 2015-16 lineup, and not much has changed. New shows like Supergirl and Limitless are moving into the spots left behind by canceled shows (Rip Stalker and The McCarthys), and the new comedy Life in Pieces got a prime spot following up The Big Bang Theory on Mondays. Meanwhile, drama Person of Interest will be held until midseason. Take a look at the full schedule below, and see which shows have been renewed and canceled this season! Monday 8-8:30 p.m. - The Big Bang Theory 8:30-9 p.m. - Life in Pieces* 9-10 p.m. - Scorpion 10-11 p.m. - NCIS: Los Angeles Monday (starting in November) 8-9 p.m. - Supergirl* 9-10 p.m. - Scorpion 10-11 p.m. - NCIS: Los Angeles Tuesday 8-9 p. »
CBS has announced their plans for the upcoming 2015-16 season. They include the returns of 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI: Cyber, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, Mike & Molly, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, The Odd Couple, Person of Interest, Scorpion, Survivor, and Undercover Boss.
CBS Announces Its 2015-2016 Primetime Lineup
The New Fall Series Include Dramas "Code Black," "Limitless" and "Supergirl," And the Comedies "Angel From Hell" and "Life in »
CBS today unveiled its 2015-2016 primetime lineup, featuring seven new shows and 22 returning series. CBS will build on a schedule that will finish the current season as America's most-watched network in viewers for the 12th time in 13 years, including the last seven years straight. The new fall dramas are: the heart-pounding medical series Code Black, set in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation; the fast-paced Limitless, based on the feature film with Bradley Cooper, starring Jake McDorman as an average guy who can suddenly access 100% of his brain capacity with a mysterious pill; and Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist in the title role based on the DC Comics superhero.
The new fall comedies are: Angel from Hell, about a loud, colorful, often inappropriate woman who claims to be a guardian angel, starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson; and Life in Pieces, an irreverent »
CBS has some more renewal and cancellation news, and surprisingly, the ax has come down on one of its long-running series. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Stalker have been canceled, joining other cancellations Battle Creek and The McCarthys. CSI will end its run this Fall with a two-hour finale, and Ted Danson will move to the spinoff CSI: Cyber, which has been renewed. CBS has also renewed NCIS, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, NCIS: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds, Elementary, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, and The Odd Couple, along with unscripted series Survivor, The Amazing Race, Undercover Boss, 60 Minutes, and 48 Hours. »
CBS announced its 2015-16 schedule on Wednesday (May 13) morning, a schedule accompanied by much talk about the network's stability and CBS' latest overall ratings triumph. For all of the network's success, CBS' schedule answered a slew of important questions, including: Where would "Supergirl" go? What will get the benefit of the "Big Bang Theory" lead-in? What's actually happening with the end of "CSI"? And which established successes will be on the bench for midseason? Your answers in brief? Monday, "Life in Pieces," two-hour finale and lots of stuff. Let's get more details. "This is a schedule well-positioned to build on the foundation of last year when we introduced five successful new series and increased our audience by 5 percent," blurbs Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. "With ‘Thursday Night Football,’ many of the biggest hits on primetime television and huge events throughout the year, all of our exciting new shows have the best possible environment to succeed, »
- Daniel Fienberg
It was CBS’ turn to announce its fall schedule today at the network’s Upfront and finally let those who can’t wait for Supergirl know what day of the week and time the series will air at this fall. Well, Kara and the rest of her friends will be calling Monday nights at 8 p.m. their home, but only after Thursday Night Football ends. The Big Bang Theory and new CBS comedy Life in Pieces will hold down the eight o’clock hour while football airs, meaning that Supergirl will premiere sometime in November when the comedies’ Thursday night timeslots are vacated. Aside from the Supergirl news, most of CBS’ schedule looks pretty much the same, with shows like Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods remaining on Fridays and The Good Wife keeping its Sunday night timeslot. The only things missing are Person Of Interest, which looks like it will »
- Chris King
“Supergirl” has landed the 8 p.m. Monday slot on CBS’ 2015-16 schedule. The hotly anticipated new drama from Greg Berlanti will bow on the night in early November, after CBS’ “Thursday Night Football” ends, and when “The Big Bang Theory” relocates to Thursday.
Its competition will include another superhero drama, Fox’s “Gotham,” as well as long-running reality contests “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC and “The Voice” on NBC.
“Supergirl” marks the first drama to fill the Monday leadoff hour since 1949 — the slot has been filled with comedy on CBS but for the run of “Scarecrow and Mrs. King” in the mid-’80s. Last season marked the first time in decades that Monday’s 9 p.m. hour wasn’t occupied by comedies.
“We see this as a much broader show then just a genre show or just a comic book show,” said CBS Primetime senior VP Kelly Kahl of “Supergirl, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Kara Zor-El will take flight on Mondays this fall.
CBS on Wednesday revealed its primetime schedule for the 2015-16 TV season, and the big news is that Supergirl will assume Monday’s formerly comedy-dominant opening hour after Thursday Night Football ends in early November.
Also of note: New family comedy Life in Pieces has scored the plum post-Big Bang slot (first on Mondays and then on Thursdays after Tnf concludes), and new drama Limitless takes over Person of Interest‘s Tuesday-at-10 perch (the latter is being held for midseason),
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