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Question: I'm shocked and delighted by Fox's announcement about bringing back 24, but honestly, I think this points to the future of television. It's the same thing with The Following: Give us shorter seasons, TV Gods! Seriously, 22-episode seasons just don't work for so many shows, especially the serialized ones. How much filler was there in any given 24-episode season of real-time 24? A ton, inevitably. And every other heavily serialized show you can point to is eventually going to fall back on filler episodes, or extended (and frustrating) wheel-spinning, etc. It's just inevitable, and the best serialized shows are the ones that best manage this reality: for instance, The Vampire Diaries splits its season into three or four tightly focused mini-arcs that pack as much into each mini-arc as most shows cover in a whole season.
Mike & Molly will be back for a fourth season, but its showrunner won't.
Creator Mike Roberts is stepping down as showrunner for the CBS comedy after three seasons, Deadline reports.
CBS announced its new fall schedule Wednesday, moving drama Hawaii Five-0 to Fridays, Person of Interest to Tuesdays, and introducing a two-hour comedy block on Thursdays.
New comedies We Are Men and Mom, starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney, will follow How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls, respectively, on Mondays. New drama Hostages will take over Hawaii Five-0's Mondays-at-10 berth in the fall, with Intelligence, starring Josh Holloway, replacing it midseason after Hostages concludes its run. Hawaii Five-0 heads to Fridays at 9/8c.
How I Met Your Mother met huge ratings Monday with its reveal of the titular Mother.
The Season 8 finale drew 8.4 million viewers and a 3.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, up eight-tenths from last ...
The Voice began its live shows Monday, but dropped to a season low.
The two-hour episode drew 11.9 million viewers and a 3.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down four-tenths from last week. Lead-out Revolution (6.3 million, 2.1) rose three-tenths.
On ABC, Dancing with the Stars (12.9 million, 1.9) dipped a tenth ...