The Goodwin Games

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Ratings: Revolution Rises for Finale; Mistresses Opens Low

Billy Burke and David Lyons

Revolution closed out its freshman season on a high note.

The NBC drama drew 6.3 million viewers and a 2.0 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, rising a tenth from last ...
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Ratings: Bachelorette Premiere Hits New Low

Desiree Hartsock

The Bachelorette premiered to an all-time low Monday.

The two-hour opener drew 5.9 million viewers and a 1.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down 27 percent from last year's premiere, which followed Dancing with the Stars and did not air on Memorial Day. A 20/20 special on the royal baby followed ...
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Ratings: Voice Drops; Dancing, Hawaii Five-0 Rise

Danielle Bradbery

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 ...
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The Monday Playlist: Mel Brooks on Masters, Finales (Rectify, Bates Motel), Motive

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. read more

Fox Announces Finale Dates for Idol, The Following, More

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.

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How I Met Your Mother Bosses Have Big Plans for Final Year

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."

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Boy Meets World Spin-Off Casts the New Shawn!

Sabrina Carpenter

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... read more

Fox Boss on Disappointing Fall, Following and Britney's X Factor Future

Britney Spears

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. read more

Fox Slashes Episode Order for The Goodwin Games

Scott Foley

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.

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Fox Orders More New Girl and Raising Hope

Lucas Neff, Zooey Deschanel

Fox has ordered two additional episodes of New Girl and Raising Hope, Deadline reports.

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Premiered: May 20, 2013, on Fox
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Three heirs to their father's fortune stand to make millions if they can adhere to his will, complete a series of unusual challenges and learn to act as a loving family again.

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