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Sunday, April 28, 2013 ratings -- New episodes: America's Funniest Home Videos, Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Red Widow, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, American Dad, and The Celebrity Apprentice. Specials: Remember Sunday. Episode reruns: The Voice and The Simpsons.
7pm - America's Funniest Home Videos: 1.5 in the demo (+15% change) with 6.43 million.
8pm - Once Upon a Time: 2.0 in the demo (-5% change) with 7.04 million.
9pm - Revenge: 1.7 in the demo (-12% change) with 5.93 million.
10pm - Red Widow: 0.7 in the demo (-30% change) with 3.52 million.
7pm - 60 Minutes: 1.5 in the demo (-21% change) with 11.59 million.
8pm - The Amazing Race: 2.3 in the demo (-4% change) with 9.09 »
The film tells the story of Gus (Levi), a man who lost his short-term memory in an accident and finds himself repeatedly falling in love with Molly (Bledel).
"There's a lot of heart in it, which I would hope you would find in a Hallmark movie. That's what they're about ... appealing to people and where they are in life, and those kinds of themes that are very common -- not common as in boring, but common as in we all share them," Levi told The Huffington Post. "And while we don't all share short-term memory loss, we do all share love, relationships and struggling through issues that may be unique."
The "Gilmore Girls" alum and »
- Leigh Weingus
Ah, the TV movie. That last bastion of campy shlock and overly sentimental schmaltz that allows out of work TV actors the chance to return to the medium that made them a star. But what is a fan of the camp to do when two air on the same night? How does one choose? With Sunday night's (April 21) traffic jam of "Lovestruck: The Musical" on ABC Family and "Remember Sunday" on ABC, only one can claim victory and earn your attention in 2013's first Battle of the TV Movie.
Zap2It had the opportunity to screen both films prior to their premieres and, judging them head-to-head in four categories, we're ready to declare a winner. (Warning: The following contains minor spoilers. If you're not into that sort of thing -- stop reading now.)
1. Outlandish Plot
Rory Gilmore is growing up.
That may be hard for "Gilmore Girls" devotees to deal with, especially since the mother-daughter drama remains evident in repeats on both ABC Family and SoapNet, but Alexis Bledel is offering confirmation that time marches on. Seen last year in several episodes of AMC's acclaimed "Mad Men," the former Rory returns to television in ABC's new Hallmark Hall of Fame drama "Remember Sunday," airing Sunday, April 21.
The New Orleans-set tale casts the actress as lovelorn waitress Molly, who wants to be a florist and becomes interested in jewelry store clerk Gus (portrayed by television's former "Chuck," Zachary Levi).
However, she remains a virtual stranger to him since he can't recall what happened the day before, the result of a brain aneurysm. She begins to take his forgetfulness personally until she learns the reason, then commits herself -- temporarily, at least -- to renewing their relationship »
On TV this Sunday: Zachary Levi and Alexis Bledel try to Remember, The Good Wife considers her vows, a Cougar Town gent lands on The Client List and the Game of Thrones playing field is leveled. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
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- Kimberly Roots
While holding up her sleek black clutch, the newly engaged star coyly showed off her most elegant prized possession. Can you blame her for flirting with the lavish gift from her fiancé?
The stunning Alexis Bledel, 31, proudly flaunted her newest gem April 17 during the carpet premiere for Remember Sunday, her newest television movie. Don’t you love her neutral manicure against her glittering shiner?
Alexis Bledel’s Over-The-Top Engagement Ring
The former Gilmore Girls star recently became engaged to Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheise just a short time after they began dating. The vintage-inspired ring features a gigantic round-cut diamond and is embellished on a flawless platinum band. Alexis happily confirmed that her beau was the genius behind the extravagant ring, saying, ‘Vincent picked it out!” (Any bride to be would love a man with impeccable taste.)
Alexis and Vincent became a couple in October and attended the 2013 Golden Globes together in January. »
- HL Intern
This Sunday, ABC will air Hallmark Hall of Fame's Remember Sunday, a new TV movie starring Zachary Levi and Alexis Bledel. But you should be warned that save for the title (and an inherent wholesomeness), Remember Sunday is not your average Hallmark movie.
Written by Oscar-winning Rain Man screenwriter Barry Morrow, Remember Sunday feels totally contemporary as it chronicles the blossoming and wilting relationship between free-spirit Molly and Gus, a handsome jeweler with a big secret: an accident rendered him incapable of forming new memories. So Gus is forced to rely on some frustratingly unreliable means to keep Molly fresh in his mind. ETonline caught up with Alexis and Zachary at last night's premiere for a quick round of Five Questions!
ETonline: Alexis, what attracted you to this character?
Alexis Bledel: I really cared about what happened to the characters, and that's rare with any script. I instantly felt a connection to Molly and was »
In entertainment terms, the absence of short-term memory clearly has multiple uses, from the Nolan brothers’ twisty “Memento” to the Adam Sandler comedy “50 First Dates” to now “Remember Sunday,” a Hallmark Hall of Fame romance built around a similar (if more shamelessly romantic) premise. Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) plays a man who becomes a virtual blank slate every morning — the burning question being whether his condition will be an impediment to a relationship with the winsome Molly (Alexis Bleidel). Thanks almost entirely to the leads, it works on an emotional level, if only for those willing to short-circuit their brains.
At its core, the movie (written by Barry Morrow from a story by producer Michael Kase, and nicely directed Jeff Bleckner) probes a familiar romantic conundrum: Is it possible for love, that intangible bond Hallmark has built a greeting-card empire upon, to overcome the hurdles and cruel breaks life can throw its way? »
- Brian Lowry
Two cable TV series received good news today: ABC Family renewed comedy "Baby Daddy" for Season 3 before Season 2 has even premiered, and VH1 ordered an additional seven episodes of weekly talk show "The Jenny McCarthy Show."
McCarthy's show, which premiered Feb. 8, will take a one week break on April 5 before new episodes resume April 12.
More bite-sized TV news:
- Yahoo's reality TV spoof "Burning Love" will »
9 items from 2013
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