Looks like you're ready for a Revolution.
NBC's new mystery series premiered to a strong 11.7 million viewers and a 4.1 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic on Monday. That is a huge improvement from last year's premiere of The Playboy Club, which drew 5 million viewers ...
Where were you when the lights went out?
That scenario, which has been played for comedy in the past, is the stuff of escapist fantasy-adventure in the more appealing and promising of two new network dramas premiering tonight. NBC's heavily hyped Revolution (10/9c) follows a long line of high-concept quick fades including The Event (same network, same night), Terra Nova (same night, different network), FlashForward, V, Alcatraz and so on. Will this make the grade where so many others failed?
Miranda Lambert will produce a new dramedy for NBC inspired by her unusual childhood, Deadline reports.
The series will focus on a couple running a successful detective agency while also raising two teenagers.
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid celebrities, raking in $165 million between May 2011 and May 2012.
Winfrey, whose earnings actually fell by $125 million from the previous year, remains at the top thanks to the final season of The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as her eponymous magazine, OWN, her spin-off shows and Sirius radio deal.
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Coming in just behind Winfrey is movie director Michael Bay, who earned $160 million. His Blockbuster film Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, which he earns profits on, took in a whopping $1.1 billion at the box office.
Steven Spielberg took the No. 3 spot, earning $130 million in the last year. His company DreamWorks produced Falling Skies, Terra Nova and Smash for television and the Oscar-nominated films The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse.
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It may sound like the next Lost or Terra Nova, but the makers of NBC's new epic drama Revolution promise that it will actually reward viewers who follow the intricate mysteries of a world without electricity where a rogue militia rules the land.
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