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A few years ago, Fox had some of the top-rated TV shows on the air. Now, the network is struggling. Which series will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned.
How do the execs decide what to cancel or keep? They look at a lot of different factors but the ratings play a very large role. The higher the ratings, the better chances a show has of surviving.
Fox shows this season (so far): Bob's Burgers, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, Gotham, Gracepoint, Hell's Kitchen, The Mindy Project, Mulaney, Red Band Society, New Girl, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow, and Utopia.
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I got chills, they’re multiplying, and I’m losing control… because it’s time for an all-new TVLine Mixtape!
What follows is a collection of tunes showcased recently on your favorite shows, complete with artist and album information.
Spoilers abound, and we chose songs we liked – but we always want to hear your thoughts and suggestions.
So peruse our playlist, then hit the comments with your favorite TV jams. And remember: You can always submit questions or suggestions about TV music on Twitter @meggh11.
Series And Episode | Grey’s Anatomy, “I Must Have Lost It On The Wind” / Red Band Society, »
"Scandal" appears to have moved past its dependence on cliffhangers “Scandal” was written around cliffhangers in its first three seasons, but the cliffhangers have now passed on to “How To Get Away with Murder.” As Joshua Alston says of “Scandal,” "It’s no longer a political thriller with heavy-to-a-fault spy genre flourishes, it’s 'Grey’s Anatomy' in the White House. And if that’s indeed what the writers are going for, the absence of a central, hashtag-friendly mystery makes perfect sense. I’ve been suspiciously anticipating this direction, but I’m far less worried than I was. If 'Like Father, Like Daughter' is any indication, that version of Scandal would be well-worth watching, if perhaps not the Twitter fuel it once was.” Plus: “Scandal” Secret Service agent talks about his big role. Leah Remini will sub for Erin Andrews as “Dancing with the Stars' co-host Andrews is »
- Norman Weiss
You’re a mean one, Mr. Eichner.
Eichner will play Barry, a beleaguered airline representative the gang encounters at the airport; he’s tired of dealing with holiday travelers and Christmas itself.
New Girl‘s X-mas outing is scheduled to air on Dec. 9.
Between all the hot love triangles and insane medical conditions that happen multiple times an episode in a TV hospital, would you actually trust any of these incredibly attractive people to be your real doctor? So, they know a lot of medical jargon we can’t always follow, but when push comes to shove you probably wouldn’t want some of these fictional docs as your own (lookin’ at you, Doogie Howser.) We are proclaiming ourselves the Zoc Doc of fake doctors and are bringing you our reviews of the best physicians on television. From hilarious gynos to hot, hot, Hot (did we say hot?) surgeons, we promise after this list you’ll be healthy in no time.
Your Person/Surgeon: Dr. Cristina Yang (Grey’s Anatomy)
She might not have started with the best bedside manner, but throughout Grey’s Anatomy, Dr. Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh »
Seth Rogen is making a Comeback. The Pineapple Express actor has landed a guest-starring role on the HBO comedy, playing a fictionalized version of Valerie’s (Lisa Kudrow) former nemesis Paulie G (Lance Barber) on the new show within the show, Seeing Red. Buzzfeed first reported the news. In the original run, Paulie G was the showrunner of Room and Bored, the sitcom Valerie starred on in a bid to make a comeback in her career, which was all documented for a reality show that was ripe with tense moments between actress and showrunner. Now, Paulie G has created a »
- Natalie Abrams
Well, we didn't see this one coming. And NBC is the first network to cancel one of its new series this fall season, but there's a twist: the show hasn't even premiered yet. Mission Control, a sitcom set in the '60s starring Krysten Ritter as an astronaut, has been canceled by the network, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Set to debut at midseason, Will Ferrell served as one of Mission Control's executive producers, along with Adam McKay, and The Mindy Project's Tommy Dewey co-starred. So why was Mission Control scrapped so early? According to THR, recasting issues are to blame for the series' early exit. However, another show was also canceled before it aired: Fox decided »
Despite low ratings, Fox renewed The Mindy Project once again last spring. If the ratings go lower, will it be cancelled or would this sitcom still be renewed for a fourth season? We'll have to wait and see.
On The Mindy Project, a talented obstetrician (Mindy Kaling) has a chaotic personal life and struggles to find the elusive perfect relationship. Her workmates are played by Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Adam Palley, Ike Barinholtz, Beth Grant, and Xosha Roquemore.
Why track the ratings? The higher a show's ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically the following morning, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 ratings -- New episodes: The Voice, Marry me, About a Boy, Chicago Fire, The Flash, Supernatural, Selfie, Manhattan Love Story, Marvel's Agents of Shield, Forever, NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, Person of Interest, The Mindy Project, and New Girl. Reruns: The Simpsons and Bob's Burgers.
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Red Band Society will soon be opening its doors to a mistress.
Jes Macallan, who plays Joss Carver on ABC’s Mistresses, is joining the Fox drama in a recurring role, our sister site Deadline reports. She’ll play Ashley Cole, the sister of Daren Kagasoff’s Hunter.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* Person of Interest is coming to Netflix; the first three seasons will be available for »
Rarely do we get to see Shonda Rhimes in front of the camera, but the Grey's Anatomy creator made a special appearance this week. Rhimes made a quick cameo on The Mindy Project, playing the reigning beer pong champion of Dartmouth. In case you are wondering, the TV magnate actually attended Dartmouth, so her presence here is not totally out of left field. Check out the clip below to see her matched up against Jeremy and Peter. Front Page Image Source: Facebook user Mindy Kaling »
TV ratings for Tuesday, October 14th are in. Here’s a brief rundown: NBC aired one of the best new comedies of the season, Marry Me, which premiered to a strong 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 7.76 million viewers. Elsewhere on the network, About a Boy premiered to a 1.8 rating and 6.16 million viewers, and Chicago Fire was down 5% to a 2.0 rating and 7.18 million viewers. Over on ABC, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan Valentine's recap here) continued its streak of hitting new lows, as last night’s episode fell 6% to a series low 1.6 rating and scored 4.62 million viewers. Selfie was down 17% to a 1.0 rating and 3.52 million viewers, Manhattan Love Story matched alst week’s 0.9 rating and scored 2.96 million viewers, and Forever fell 15% to a 1.1 rating and 4.68 million viewers. The CW’s The Flash (read Dave's recap here) dipped 16% from last week’s premiere to a 1.6 rating and 4.12 million viewers, which »
- Adam Chitwood
Houston, NBC has a problem.
Related Unforgettable Cancelled by CBS
The network has decided not to continue production on its midseason comedy Mission Control, THR reports, which was to star Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23) as a strong ’60s woman who clashes with her egotistical astronaut co-worker (The Mindy Project‘s Tommy Dewey).
According to the report, recasting issues are to blame for the cancellation.
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Mission Control won't get off the launchpad. NBC is axing plans for its Krysten Ritter sitcom before its even had a chance to premiere. EW has confirmed THR's report that the network is not moving forward with the high-concept retro-astronaut comedy. Mission Control was from the producer team of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, along with writer-producer David Hornsby (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia). The 1960s-set comedy was described as a "workplace ensemble in the tone of Anchorman that examines what happens when a strong woman (Don't Trust the B---'s Ritter) butts heads with a macho astronaut (The Mindy Project »
- James Hibberd
You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have… the sure-to-be bittersweet birth of Daisy and Sweets’ son.
Enter Mindy Cohn.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Bones has enlisted the Facts of Life vet to inject some lightness and levity into single-mom Daisy’s delivery as her New Age-focused doula.
The character, Valentina, is into crystals, vibes, and spiritual energy and is adamant that childbirth must be a peaceful and non-traumatic process. She dims the birthing room lights and pipes in bird sounds while Daisy’s in labor because a “peaceful mother makes a happy baby. »
NBC's Mission Control has been grounded. The space comedy starring Krysten Ritter has been canceled ahead of its anticipated midseason debut, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. See more Faces of Fall 2014 Mission Control, from Universal Television-based Gary Sanchez Productions, was a female-driven workplace comedy that took place in the 1960s. The single-camera comedy was in the vein of Anchorman and starred the Apartment 23 alum as a strong woman who butts heads with a macho astronaut (The Mindy Project's Tommy Dewey) in the race to land on the moon. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's David Hornsby
- Lesley Goldberg
Update: In updated nationals released Wednesday afternoon by Nielsen, NBC’s “Marry Me” held at its preliminary score of 2.3/7 share in adults 18-49 while averaging 7.54 million viewers overall. The net’s “The Voice” edged up (3.4/11 in 18-49, 12.34m) but the back half of the night lost a tick: “About a Boy” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 5.83 million viewers overall) and “Chicago Fire” (1.9/6 in 18-49, 7.11 million viewers overall).
CW got more good news for its hot new show “The Flash,” which was revised up in the nationals to a 1.7/5 in 18-49 and 4.27 million viewers overall. As a result, it retained a great 89% of its premiere-night 18-49 rating. The superhero series won its hour in men 18-34 (1.5/6) and beat drama timeslot competitor “NCIS” on CBS in adults 18-34 (1.3 to 1.2).
ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of Shield” edged up in the finals (1.7/5 in 18-49, 4.70 million viewers overall), putting it slightly ahead of its low of last week. »
- Rick Kissell
Fast National ratings for Tuesday, October 14, 2014. The second week of "The Flash" kept The CW in third place for Tuesday in the key demo as the impressively steady "NCIS: New Orleans" helped CBS win the night overall and the "Voice"-boosted "Marry Me" premiere contributed to NBC's win among young viewers. The drop for "The Flash" was easily within expectations and still led into another strong showing for "Supernatural." ABC got most of Tuesday's negative news with the flattish "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." as the night's lone bright spot. "Selfie" was down to The Mulaney Line (a 1.0 in the key demo), "Manhattan Love Story" remained below The Line and dipper in viewers and "Forever" continued its steady slip. Fox's comedies were also in a low place, as repeats in the 8 p.m. hour put the network itself below The Mulaney Line for Tuesday. On to the numbers. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Shonda Rhimes played beer pong and Mindy Lahiri nearly broke up a lesbian marriage. Sounds about average for The Mindy Project following last week’s racy topic. The queen of ABC’s Thursday night lineup guest starred as an exaggerated version of herself, a reigning champ of the Dartmouth alumni beer pong tournament. She says that “writing’s how I pay the bills but beer pong is my passion.” More importantly though she’s an old friend of Peter’s who knows about his history with women. His nickname isn’t Lefty for straining his left hand as a freshman. It’s much more embarrassing because his past relationships dating back to college always ended with the girl leaving him for one of his friends. Ironically, Peter let Jeremy tag along to the pong tournament with him after he demonstrated his ridiculous skills from what sounds like a very interesting childhood. »
The Bridesmaids director will oversee an all-female reboot of the comedy franchise that won't feature any of the stars of the previous movies.
Speaking to Vulture, Kaling addressed the Ghostbusters news and voiced her admiration for Feig.
"I love Paul, and I would never deign to take up his time by lobbying," she said. "It's such an amazing movie, that the whole area of speculating on it is... I think it's out of my pay grade."
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