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Ratings: Community Returns Strong; Missing Off to a Solid Start

Community

Pop pop indeed! Community made its long-awaited return to a huge bump over its last new episode three months ago.

Thursday's episode earned 4.9 million viewers and a 2.2 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic — a 46 percent increase in the demo from its winter finale and a 38 percent climb over the season average of 1.6. The show delivered NBC's highest non-sports ratings in the timeslot in 14 months and biggest ...
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Report: 24 Movie Dead — Is It Because of Timing or Salary?

Keifer Sutherland

Jack Bauer has saved the world several times over by now. Why can't he save his own movie?

20th Century Fox has pulled the plug on the 24 movie because of budget and salary issues, The Wrap reports.

Brian Grazer: 24 film due for 2012 release

The film was set to begin shooting next month after production wraps on the first season of star Kiefer Sutherland's new series, Touch. However, Sutherland, along with producer Brian Grazer, disagreed with Fox on a budget for the film. Fox was hoping to make the film for $30 million, while Sutherland and Grazer thought the movie version of the long-running action series could not be produced for less than... read more

Ask Matt: Terra Nova vs. Fringe, Awake, USA's Leading Ladies and GCB

Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller

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Question: Just wondering about Terra Nova and the rumors that they'll be shopping it around to another network. It took them pretty much forever to get the first season prepared, I'm assuming because of the special effects. If they wind up on another network, that probably means a smaller budget, faster production, fewer dinosaurs, more focus on the people, character-driven stories, etc. Right? Sounds entertaining to me. (I do confess, though Terra Nova struck me as a bit of a mess in some ways, I was looking forward to seeing how the story played out.)

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On the Set: Kiefer Sutherland Returns to TV in Touch

Kiefer Sutherland, Touch

Inside his trailer on the set of his new Fox series Touch, Kiefer Sutherland can't stop thinking about numbers: 12,000,000... 318... 100...

"It boggles the mind," he says. "It's become a huge part of my life."

No, Sutherland hasn't become obsessed with patterns like his son on the show. Touch tells the story of Martin Bohm (Sutherland), a once promising journalist who's now a widower unloading baggage at JFK. His 11-year-old special-needs son, Jake (David Mazouz), scribbles strangely prescient numbers into notebooks but has never uttered a word. In each episode of the drama, Jake connects those numbers to... read more

Fox Schedule Upheaval: Bones Moving to Mondays, Touch Heads to Thursdays

Kiefer Sutherland, Emily Deschanel

For the 9,234,534 time, Bones is moving to a new night on Fox.

The drama, starring David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, will be moving to... read more

Fox Sets Premiere Date for the Return of Bones

Bones

Bones finally has a return date!

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Ask Matt: Once Upon a Time, Pilot Season, Luck and HBO, Revenge and More

Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin

Question: I've been watching Once Upon A Time from the beginning, and I thought by now, we'd start to see some real movement towards the present-day fairy-tale folks realizing that something was amiss. But it seems to be dragging and dragging, and while the "fairy tale" portions are fun to watch, there's nothing there that gives one hope that finally, someone other than Henry knows something's amiss. It's getting boring. Any tidbits as to when that ...
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The Strategy Behind The Launch of Kiefer Sutherland's Touch

Kiefer Sutherland, David Mazouz

Viewers were touched last week by Kiefer Sutherland's new drama — but will viewers return on March 19 for the encore? Fox execs admit their launch strategy for Touch is a bit of a gamble, but they've been here before.

The Touch roll-out is similar to how Fox debuted Glee in 2009 — airing a sneak preview behind American Idol before waiting several months for a fall launch. (The gap between preview and premiere for Touch will not be nearly as long as the four-month gap for Glee.) Fox also struck gold this fall by offering sneak previews of New Girl on multiple online platforms several weeks before the show's proper launch.

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Ask Matt: Downton Abbey's Meanies, Remakes, Touch, Grey's Anatomy and More!

Siobhan Finneran and Rob James-Collier

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Question: I'm one of the last people one would expect to watch Downton Abbey, but after hearing the endless raves about it, I made it through the first season on DVD during a weekend, and a new episode is now one of the highlights of my TV-watching week. However, my question is about the "mean girls" (i.e. Thomas and Miss O'Brien). Sure, it's always fun to have a couple of mustache-twirling villains to root against, but unless I missed something, I guess they're supposed to be bad just for the sake of being bad. read more

Ratings: Touch Posts Second-Biggest Drama Debut of the Season

Kiefer Sutherland

They can obsess about these numbers on Touch: Wednesday night's preview of the series that begins March 19 pulled in the second-biggest audience of any prime-time drama premiere this season.

It was second only to ABC's Once Upon a Time, which reeled in 12.79 million viewers and a 4.0 rating among industry-prized 18-to-49-year-olds on Oct. 23, and Kiefer Sutherland's TV comeback surpassed the debut of two other ballyhooed Fox shows this season, Alcatraz (9.97 million/3.3 on Jan. 16) and Terra Nova (9 million/3.1 on Sept. 26), according to preliminary Nielsen figures. Of course, Touch had the benefit of following American Idol, which was the night's most-watched show by far (despite its relatively lagging numbers), and kept 61 percent of its lead-in's viewership.

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Premiered: January 25, 2012, on FOX
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Premise: Blue-collar New York widower Martin Bohm attempts to bond with his emotionally troubled son, Jake, whose obsession with numbers appears to enable him to predict the future.

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