Alex O’Loughlin, Mariska Hargitay, David Boreanaz
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McGarrett and Catherine will head to the Middle East for an off-the-grid mission that goes awry, leaving McGarrett injured and forced to make a heartbreaking decision.
Should we be worried about Benson and Cassidy on SVU? — Raul
Yep! I'm hearing that...
Adan Canto, Vanessa Lengies
Another day, another low premiere for ABC.
Mixology bowed Wednesday to 5.2 million viewers and a 1.8 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the lowest-rated premiere following Modern Family ever. It also posted the worst retention rate (58 percent) out of ...
The Walking Dead
If it's the end of the world as we know it, TV feels fine. Led by shows including AMC's The Walking Dead, TNT's Falling Skies and NBC's Revolution, postapocalyptic TV is blowing up — and a lot more of it is on the way.
"There's a huge appeal right at the moment," says Revolution executive producer Rockne S. O'Bannon. Among the upcoming shows that revolve around a dystopian future: The CW's The 100 (debuting Wed., March 19, at 9/8c), which follows a group of juvenile delinquents who are shipped from a space station back to Earth in order to see whether it's inhabitable a century after a nuclear holocaust. (The network also just ordered a pilot for The Messengers, about a group of people who are killed, then resurrected, after something crashes into Earth.)
In July comes FX's The Strain — created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, and executive produced by Lost's Carlton Cuse — which stars Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as an epidemiologist charged with preventing a mysterious viral outbreak from destroying humanity. Also this summer...
Fox topped Wednesday led by American Idol.
The two-hour show pulled in 12.4 million viewers and a 3.8 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down two tenths from last week.
NBC was second with Revolution (5.1 million, 1.3), which tied its ...
Amy Poehler, Michael J. Fox
NBC has learned its lesson.
Last season, after a strong fall powered by The Voice and Revolution, NBC not only kept the shows off the air until March 2013, but chose not to launch any midseason series in January, cuing up a huge collapse.
"Essentially the momentum from last fall fell away. This year things are different," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said Sunday at the network's Television Critics Association winter previews. "Of course, we've got the Olympics for 18 nights, but I also think we've also gotten smarter about how we've scheduled January and February. We didn't take The Blacklist off the air in January. ... Last Monday's episode ... saw a 60 percent jump in the demo."
Billy Crystal, Jimmy Fallon among Jay Leno's final Tonight Show guests
The Blacklist, Greenblatt noted, is the No. 1 drama and No. 1 new series in the 18-49 adult demo and No. 2 scripted series ...
NBC headed into midseason last year with plenty of momentum — only to see its fortunes collapse as The Voice took a winter nap and new hit Revolution went on hiatus.
Lesson learned. Not taking this fall's solid ratings for granted, NBC will bring its new smash, The Blacklist, back in January before taking a break for the Olympics. And the Winter Games will provide a ratings boost as well as a broad platform on which to market the network's upcoming series.
It would be easy to call The Blacklist a hit simply because of its plum time slot — airing after NBC's monster talent competition The Voice. But that would ignore an astounding fact about the show's viewership: Nearly 8 million viewers watch The Blacklist at a completely different time, and not behind The Voice.
Keri Russell, Clark Gregg, Mindy Kaling
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Paige, Phillip and Elizabeth's precocious daughter, will be bringing down the old hammer and sickle on her folks when she refuses to give up her quest to find out the truth about them. Complicating matters: Phillip is forced to use his son Henry during an impromptu mission that results in several casualties.
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Never mind Tuesday's reveal about Coulson, Clark Gregg says...
Showtime has renewed Episodes for a fourth season, the network announced on Wednesday.
Season 3, which premieres on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 10:30/9:30c, follows Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig) after their reconciliation, while the star of their show, a fictionalized version of Matt LeBlanc played by LeBlanc, continues to struggle with his plummeting career.
Bret Michaels is joining the Revolution.
The singer will play a post-apocalyptic version of himself in an upcoming episode, NBC announced Tuesday. Additionally, the former Poison rocker will perform an acoustic version of...