MasterChef capped its season like a fine espresso with a touch of anisette that tops off a meal: Its two-hour finale averaged 6.64 million viewers and 2.6 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds.
NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 2 finale saw Callen & Co. turn in their badges and head overseas in search of Hetty, who resigned from NCIS to protect Callen from the Comescu mob family.
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There's just one problem: Hetty (Linda Hunt) turned herself over to the Comescu clan before Callen could find her. And based on the exclusive first images of Season 3 after the jump, the search will continue...
The Walking Dead, Sarah Wayne Callies and John Bernthal
Walking Dead: Lori and Shane's pre-zombiepocalypse life will be revealed this fall. "It was fun to step out of the zombie world and show Lori with a BlackBerry," says Sarah Wayne Callies. "The scene underscores how deeply Lori and Shane love [her son] Carl, plus I hope it will finally put to bed the...
Bridesmaids, the surprise feature hit starring Kristen Wiig, is heading to USA Network as part of the channel's new, landmark 30-movie deal with Universal Pictures.
The movie deal, one of the largest in basic cable history, also includes the action sequel Fast Five, starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson; the comedy Little Fockers, with Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro; and The Adjustment Bureau, featuring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt...
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Come Monday, Sept. 19, we will know the fate of Charlie Harper.
That's the day that Two and a Half Men will return to the air (obviously without Charlie Sheen). The network announced Wednesday that Sept. 19 will "officially open" its season, with the Season 7 premiere of How I Met Your Mother bowing at 8/7c, the Season 9 premiere of Two and a Half Men showing up at 9/8c, new show 2 Broke Girls debuting at 9:30/8:30c (a special time) and Hawaii Five-O returning for Season 2 at 10/9c.
Sept. 19 is not strictly the first time CBS will begin airing its fall slate of programming — Survivor: South Pacific is set to begin Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 8/7c.
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"Our playbook is pretty consistent: wherever and whenever possible we use established successful series to introduce new shows," said CBS prime-time executive Kelly Kahl. "We've also asked a couple of our strongest series to work overtime during premiere week in order to support the new series and bolster our performance"...
Dancing With the Stars
Dancing with the Stars averaged 20.97 million viewers over its two-hour finale, wrapping up its best ratings season ever. All told, it was up 15 percent in viewership and 18 percent in the demo over last year's season-ender (a record low for the franchise's finales).
Bret Harrison, Christian Slater
Looks like Breaking In is a goner. Given a second chance for a second season to see how it would perform without American Idol's help, the show lost nearly half of its new lead-in's audience.
The Fox sitcom pulled in 3.32 million viewers at 9:30/8:30c after Raising Hope attracted 5.53 million at 9/8c — or some 44 percent less. The show — which Fox moved to Tuesday after axing it last week — also only managed a 1.4 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds. In its previous post-Idol time slot, Breaking In was averaging some 7.7 million — about two-thirds smaller than Idol's audience.
NCIS: LA, Claire Forlani
Castle (Monday, 10/9c, ABC)
This week is a smorgasbord of season (and in some cases, possibly series) finales, and Monday is overstuffed with them, including CBS's comedies, a Chuck wedding on NBC, a 90210 graduation on the CW, and a showdown with the legendary villain Wo Fat capping the first season of Hawaii Five-0. But the nicest surprise of this spring has been the resurgence of ABC's comedic crime procedural Castle, which wraps its season by returning to the ongoing mystery surrounding the murder of Kate Beckett's mother. When hitman Hal Lockwood (Max Martini) escapes from...
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The Voice faltered somewhat but still posted solid numbers in prime time's final hour, pulling in 10.29 million viewers and more 18-to-49-year-olds than its two competitors combined.
NCIS: Los Angeles couldn't carry on without Operations Manager Hetty Lange (Linda Hunt), could it? That's just the question creator and executive producer Shane Brennan is prepared to ask in the sophomore CBS drama's final two episodes.
Tuesday's episode (9/8c, CBS) finds the team investigating the death of a Navy SEAL imposter who was set on fire. The investigation uncovers new intel on the whereabouts of a stolen canister of radioactive material that could be used to make a bomb.
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But the real bombshell comes from a woman by the name of Lauren Hunter (Camelot's Claire Forlani), who shows up at the Operations Center and utters the phrase, "I am Hetty's replacement," just as Hetty mysteriously resigns...