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The Count lives — sort of!
Peter Stormare has been tapped to play Werner Zytle in the Season 3 premiere of Arrow, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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CBS announced a "multi-phase rollout" of its fall programming Tuesday, with premiere dates for Survivor, NCIS, The Big Bang Theory and more stretching from September through the end of October.
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Question: Last week, you wrote about how producers "often — too often, to be honest — try to end their seasons with a bang ... in hopes of stimulating interest for when they return several months later." I understand the reasoning, and it definitely worked for me with Person of Interest — it was game-changing and left me very curious to see how it goes, but satisfying. However I had the opposite reaction to Castle, which looked to be heading for a good place to pause with a minor game-changer (Mr. & Mrs. Castle), even got some nice wedding emotion going, and then threw in a ridiculous "dun-dun-dun" moment which had zero emotional impact as no one believes Castle could be dead. Most of these cliffhangers now seem to me like cheap tricks, a shyster trying to "buy" your viewing next fall, while moving the story to a new level seems a legitimate way of keeping interest and far more likely to have a good payoff in terms of the story next year. Anyway, it led me to wonder are there any "cliffhangers" of the past that you remember with pleasure and/or satisfaction, or is it only the game-changers that stand out in your mind? As always, thanks for an interesting column. — Elle
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A curious rite of mid-May: Even as the broadcast networks are wrapping their regular seasons with a flurry of cliffhangers and finale events — farewell, Cristina Yang, and a toast to those soon-to-be-newlyweds Mitch and Cam — all eyes in the industry are already looking to the future, with a just-concluded Upfront Week of noisy presentations in New York in which new series and schedules are announced with a fanfare that probably beats the alternative: blowing taps for all the failed series announced last year at this time.
The Big Bang Theory
CBS is shaking up its schedule this fall. The Big Bang Theory is moving to Mondays at 8/7c while the network airs NFL Thursday Night Football. But starting on Oct. 30, The Big Bang will return to Thursdays at 8/7c. That same week will also see the series debut of new comedyThe McCarthys and the premiere of Two and a Half Men's final season, which will air Thursdays at 9/8c.
Other shows moving to new nights are NCIS: Los Angeles, which will head to Mondays at 10/9c, following new drama Scorpion; The Amazing Race, which will shift to Fridays at 8/7c to make way for Tea Leoni's Madam Secretary on Sundays at 8/7c; and CSI, which will relocate to Sundays at 10/9c and split the timeslot with new spin-off CSI: Cyber.
Below you can find CBS' new fall schedule along with a list of pilots the network has picked up to series for the 2014-15 season. Click here for ABC, Fox, NBC and The CW.
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Aw, geez. Fargo had a modest debut Tuesday.
The well-received drama bowed to 2.65 million viewers, with 1.02 million in the 18-to-49 demographic. That's slightly below FX's most recent launch, The Bridge in July, which drew 3.04 million. Counting encores, Fargo pulled in 4.15 million and 1.79 million in the demo.
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Do you have any scoop on the Grey's Anatomy finale? — Sonya
We're already stocking up on tissues for Sandra Oh's sure-to-be-tearful farewell. But Yang's heartbreaking send-off won't be the episode's sole focus. Rather, I hear the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial will be dealing with a number of victims injured during a possible act of terrorism. What's a Grey's Anatomy finale without a big dramatic event, amirite?
Since The Mentalist hasn't been renewed yet, will the writers finally get Jane and Lisbon together in case the show's canceled? — Jackie
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So much for that Captain America tie-in.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s game-changing episode drew 4.9 million viewers and a 1.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Tuesday, down three tenths ...
Chris Messina, Mindy Kaling
Having recently been renewed for a third season, disproving TV's usual out-of-sight/out-of-mind policy, Fox's The Mindy Project emerges from a three-month hiatus with back-to-back episodes (Tuesday, 9/8c) demonstrating Mindy Kaling's devotion to screwball comedy. A concept which Amy Schumer would probably find a way to make sound really, hilariously dirty. (Her uproarious Comedy Central sketch-com Inside Amy Schumer returns at 10:30/9:30c, making this an especially happy April Fools Day.)