The Voice topped Monday, but fell to a season low for a performance show.
The two-hour episode drew 10.6 million viewers and a 3.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down 11 percent from last week. Revolution (5.8 million, 1.9) was flat.
Dancing with the Stars' finale performance show (14.7 million, 2.5) grew ...
Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga
At 86, Mel Brooks is still the life of the party, a consummate ham and peerless joke-spinning storyteller. "I've come to stop the show," announces the irrepressible comic dynamo as he does just that, breaking into song mid-interview and reinforcing why PBS' American Masters titled its latest must-see career profile Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (Monday, check tvguide.com listings). His brilliant career in TV (Your Show of Shows, Get Smart), the movies and Broadway makes him an overdue American Masters subject, and his unflagging comic energy keeps everyone amused — including an intrusively visible camera crew. "I'm head over heels in love with myself," Brooks says, only half-joking.
The Following, Glee
Fox announced season finale dates for American Idol, The Following, Glee and a host of other primetime shows Thursday, as well as premiere dates for its summer lineup.
How I Met Your Mother
When CBS announced that How I Met Your Mother would return for a ninth and final season next year, the network took the unusual extra step of proclaiming that the show's heretofore unseen "mother" would be also finally be revealed.
HIMYM co-creator Craig Thomas (who says he wasn't consulted on that part of the release) admits he was surprised that CBS felt the need to spell it out. "The plan has always been to meet this girl at some point," he says. "I think we would be forbidden from show business if we ended the series without meeting the mother, and rightfully so. They want to make sure, I guess, that the audience knows they're not going to be jerked around or short changed in any way."
Disney Channel's Boy Meets World spin-off has cast the new Shawn! No, we don't mean that someone else is replacing Rider Strong in his longtime role (like anyone could rival his perfectly coifed locks?!), but there is a new BFF in the house!
Girl Meets World has tapped...
Call it a tale of two networks. Whereas NBC's chairman dwelled on the network's great past year at the TCA winter previews, Fox's Kevin Reilly was focused on the future. "We here at Fox sort of limped our way in here from 2012," he said. "Nobody's happier than us to turn the page and get onto a fresh year and better things to come."
Reilly said Fox struggled with airing shows consistently because of the usual interruptions (postseason baseball), as well as the presidential debates. But he also acknowledged lower ratings across the board because of the overall "vibrant" ecosystem of television.
"There is more choice, more quality, more breadth of quality," he said. "There are so many access points, so many availabilities. ... That is very good for the overall television business.
Fox has reduced the order of its midseason comedy The Goodwin Games from 13 episodes to seven, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
A lack of room on Fox's Tuesday comedy block is the reason for the change, according to a network rep. Fox recently ordered 24 episodes of Raising Hope, New Girl and The Mindy Project, along with 19 episodes of Ben and Kate. The seven Goodwin Games episodes will air sometime in the spring.
The single-camera comedy, from How I Met Your Mother executive producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris, stars Becki Newton, Scott Foley and TJ Miller as estranged siblings who reconnect when they stand to inherit a fortune after their father's death.
Lucas Neff, Zooey Deschanel
Fox has ordered two additional episodes of New Girl and Raising Hope, Deadline reports.
The additional orders come several days after...
Becki Newton's real-life hubby is heading to her new Fox comedy.
Chris Diamantopoulos has landed a guest-starring role on The Goodwin Games, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
The series stars Newton, TJ Miller and Scott Foley as three siblings who reconnect following their father's death. He leaves them his vast fortune — but only if they agree to his unusual terms.
True Blood's Janina Gavankar joins Fox sitcom
Diamantopoulos, who has the potential to recur, will play...
True Blood star Janina Gavankar is joining Fox's upcoming comedy The Goodwin Games, TV Line reports.
Gavankar, who plays Sam's (Sam Trammell) girlfriend Luna on the HBO drama, will play Hannah, the ex-girlfriend and mother of T.J. Miller's character on the new sitcom.