On this day most readily associated with the Wearing of the Green, consider a TV industry green with envy at the success of Chuck Lorre's comedy empire on CBS, which renewed all of his current series last week, led by the terrific and tremendously popular The Big Bang Theory (a powerhouse providing a clout that helps explain why the beyond-past-its-prime Two and a Half Men also made the cut). Lorre's two Monday comedies, anchored by strong female performances, are also back next season — and that's especially good news for fans (including me) of the underperforming, underrated Mom, with its sensational mother-daughter tag team of Allison Janney and Anna Faris as Bonnie and Christy, two generations of recovering addicts raising a family against powerful odds.
One day after ordering three more seasons of The Big Bang Theory, CBS has given early renewals to 18 more shows for the 2014-2015 season.
ABC topped Monday with all things Bachelor .
Juan Pablo's two-hour finale averaged 9.6 million viewers and a 3.2 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, up almost a point from last week to hit a season high, but it was down three tenths from last season's closer. The Bachelor: After the Final Rose (11 million, 3.8) was flat with last season's.
On NBC, The Voice (13.6 million, 3.7) dropped eight tenths to tie a season low, leading ...
Almost Human closed out on low note.
The Fox series wrapped up its freshman run Monday to a series low 5.6 million and a 1.5 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. The Following (5.1 million, 1.7) followed, inching up a tenth from its series low last week.
NBC won the night with The Voice (15.6 million, 4.5) and The Blacklist (11.1 million, 2.7), which dropped
There's babies on the brain on Monday's episode of Mom — for everyone, that is, except Violet (Sadie Calvano), who would like nothing more than to completely forget about the fact that her due date is fast approaching.
"Violet's undoubtedly made mistakes, as every teenager does," Calvano tells TVGuide.com. "But at the end of the day, Violet's a really smart girl. And I do think as the pregnancy comes closer and closer to its end, she struggles with deciding what the smartest choice is regarding this baby, so that she can break the cycle and give the baby the life that she wishes she could have had."