Charlie McDermott, Patricia Heaton
On this final night of the official broadcast season, let's focus on the good times, shall we? Two of TV's finest comedies, ABC's underappreciated The Middle and the much-honored Modern Family, go out with a flourish, and perhaps a sniffle or two, as the Heck and Dunphy/Pritchett clans experience life-changing and/or affirming ceremonies likely to strike home for many viewers.
Big Bang Theory
Nerds rejoice. The Big Bang Theory and American Horror Story: Asylum led the way with six Critics' Choice Television Awards nominations each. The nominations were announced Wednesday morning.
French Stewart, Charlie McDermott
Graduation is a time to celebrate — but not for Axl on The Middle.
On Wednesday's Season 4 finale (8/7c, ABC), Frankie (Patricia Heaton) wants to throw ...
Candice Glover and Ryan Seacrest
American Idol's final performance show topped Wednesday.
The one-hour broadcast drew 11.6 million viewers and a 2.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, even with last week. Boosted by Idol, Part 2 of So You Think You Can Dance's Season 10 premiere followed with 7.1 million and a 2.3, rising four-tenths from ...
Though as popular as ever, ABC's top comedy Modern Family isn't always the most pleasant company — and in this week's episode (Wednesday, 9/8c), several of the more abrasive and prickly characters (notably, siblings Claire and Mitchell) confront their dark side with sporadically funny if sometimes predictable results.
TV has had its share of good doctors, but The Middle (Wednesday, 8/7c, ABC) has a good dentist: Dr. Goodwin, novice hygienist Frankie Heck's new boss, played with gusto by 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer.
Derek Hough, Kellie Pickler
ABC announced its new fall schedule Tuesday, adding new series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to lead off a brand new Tuesday slate and reducing Dancing with the Stars to one night a week.
ABC has renewed 11 series, including vet Grey's Anatomy, which will enter its 10th season, and freshman series Nashville. However, the network also canceled Happy Endings, Body of Proof, Red Widow, Malibu Country and How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life).
American Idol was the top-rated show Wednesday, but it couldn't take down The Voice head-to-head.
A special episode of The Voice drew 8.7 million viewers and a 2.7 in the ...
Don't you hate when this sort of thing happens? Country diva frenemies Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) and Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) both get nominated for CMA Awards on ABC's Nashville (Wednesday, 10/9c) — oh who am I kidding, we love when these things happen.