NBC definitely has a lot to sing about.
The network topped Monday, powered by The Voice with 12.8 million viewers and a 3.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, which boosted the Season 4 premiere of The Sing-Off (8.4 million, 2.4). The Sing-Off was up 26 percent from its Season 3 premiere, which did not follow The Voice.
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Fox was the only other network to air an all-new lineup, with Almost Human (6 million, 1.8) up a tenth and Sleepy Hollow (6.5 million, 2.1) down a tenth.
Mike & Molly (7.6 million, 2.0) was down ...
The Blacklist closed out its fall season on a high note.
Pending football adjustments, the NBC drama drew 12.3 million viewers and a 3.5 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Monday to post its best numbers since its premiere. Lead-in The Voice (12.4 million, 3.5) was up a tenth from last week.
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CBS' lineup was ...
Almost Human took a fall in its second week.
The sci-fi drama drew 6.6 million viewers and a 1.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Monday, down 17 percent from last week's timeslot premiere. Lead-out Sleepy Hollow (5.8 million, 2.2) also suffered a double-digit percentage ...
When Al Higgins took over as showrunner on Mike & Molly in May, executive producer Chuck Lorre posed a question that he couldn't answer.
"We sat down and the first thing Chuck Lorre said to me was, 'Why is Melissa McCarthy a movie star and not a TV star?' And I had no idea," Higgins tells TVGuide.com. "I was stumped. And he said, 'In her movies, people react to her and on the show, she reacts to everyone else.' I thought about that and he was right. He said, 'I want to flip that dynamic.'"
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And thus, the "new" Mike & Molly was born. Nearly 30 freshmen ...
With her floppy hat and flapping gums, Jackie "Moms" Mabley is mostly remembered these days for her outrageous appearances on late-'60s and '70s-era variety and talk shows, as mainstream as Ed Sullivan and as of-the-moment as the Smothers Brothers, performing racy and politically barbed stand-up routines whose sting was couched in a dirty-old-lady's guise.
Among those influenced by Mabley was Whoopi Goldberg, who performed an homage to the comedian early in her own career. In the HBO documentary Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (Monday, 9/8c), the View personality directs and participates in this tribute to the pioneering comic's life and legacy, with TV clips and audio excerpts (enhanced with crude animation) from her many comedy albums, which hold up surprisingly well.