In the killing fields of the ubiquitous TV crime drama, there are shows that attempt to expand the formula with depth of character and a hauntingly fatalistic tone, while many others cling to the comfort zone of wrapping each case within a tidy hour, just another routine day on the job. AMC's The Killing, back for a third season of dark brooding after narrowly escaping cancellation, is ambitious to a fault. And its fault lines showed throughout the first two erratic and indulgent though often absorbing seasons, with an overextended inquiry into a single murder case that frustrated and annoyed viewers with its obvious red herrings and stubborn lack of resolution until long past interest had waned.
Good thing Brian Williams still has his day job.
NBC has canceled the Nightly News anchor's prime-time news magazine Rock Center after two seasons, the network announced Friday.
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NBC has chosen to pull the upcoming fourth episode of Hannibal in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Variety reports.
The episode, which was slated to air on April 25, depicts children, who have been brainwashed by a woman (Saturday Night Live vet Molly Shannon), murdering other children. Instead, NBC will air...
NBC seems to be playing a game of musical chairs when scheduling Rock Center with Brian Williams, and according to a new report, host Brian Williams isn't thrilled with the constant shuffling.
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Fox won Thursday, as American Idol gave Glee a big boost.
Idol earned 15.5 million viewers and a 5.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down five-tenths from last ...
American Idol's Thursday debut held steady with last year's numbers.
After posting its lowest regular-season premiere ever, Idol pulled in 16.2 million viewers and a 5.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down just a tenth from last year's Night 2 bow. The episode slipped just ...
The Big Bang Theory and Scandal soared to series highs Thursday.
Despite returning competition, Big Bang drew 20 million total viewers and a 6.3 in the 18-to-49 demographic, rising two-tenths ...
The X Factor Season 2 finale topped Thursday, but dropped significantly from last year.
The two-hour closer averaged 9.6 million viewers and a 3.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down 18 percent from the inaugural finale last December. However, the Fox series posted ...
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Scandal shot to series highs Thursday with its hotly anticipated reveal of President Fitz's shooter.
The drama drew its biggest audience and adults 18-to-49 rating ever — 7.4 million viewers and a 2.5 — and was up three-tenths from last week. Lead-ins Last Resort (5.5 million, 1.2) and Grey's Anatomy (8.9 million, 3.0) were ...
Sorry, Angus. People are still watching Two and a Half Men.
Days after a video surfaced of Angus T. Jones calling his hit sitcom "filth" and urging fans not to watch it, Men matched its season high Thursday with 13.8 million viewers and a 4.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. Men was the only show of CBS' lineup not to dip. The Big Bang Theory (17.1 million, 5.4) was still the night's ...