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Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May Not Work

May 15th, 2014 2:40pm EDT
Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May No
Now that all the big networks have revealed what they’ll be showing us this fall, let’s take a look at what may or may not work.

SUNDAY:

ABC is essentially playing it safe, and keeping Sunday Night intact. American Crime will swap for Resurrection at midseason. Resurrection was a buzzy drama that started seeing a ratings decline. Not waiting till midseason is probably a smart move. You don’t want to lose any more audience. It’s not a winning strategy, but ABC just doesn’t want to be in last place.

NBC has football, another super safe move. CBS is shaking things up, banishing Amazing Race...
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CBS Renews A Ton Of Shows

March 13th, 2014 3:16pm EDT
The Good Wife
CBS issued renewals to NCIS, NCIS: LA, CSI, Criminal Minds, Person Of Interest, Elementary, Hawaii Five-O, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, 2 Broke Girls, The Millers, Mom, Mike and Molly, Two and a Half Men, The Amazing Race, Survivor, Undercover Boss, 60 Minutes, and 48 Hours. Add to that the renewal of The Big Bang Theory, and CBS just renewed a whopping 20 shows.

Not being picked up, but still not cancelled, are The Mentalist, Intelligence, Hostages, and The Crazy Ones. I would definitely rule out Intelligence and Hostages. Both failed to grab huge audiences. I think The Mentalist will prob...
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CBS 'Intelligence' Series Premiere Is Refreshing And Convincing

January 8th, 2014 2:25pm EST
Intelligence
Intelligence debuted with a strong episode - cerebrally as well action-wise - along with a good starting plot and set-up for the series, and a generally outstanding cast.

Leading that cast is Josh Holloway in his first major television outing since his portrayal of Sawyer in Lost, one of the most memorable characters in that now classic series. Michael Emerson who played Ben in Lost has done well for himself in Person of Interest, so Holloway had a lot to live up to.  He's doing fine so far with his customary mix of sarcasm and no nonsense, a good persona for the lead character who is a ma...
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7 Spoilers You Need To Know: 'Person Of Interest,' 'Supernatural,' 'HIMYM' And More...

January 7th, 2014 3:00pm EST
Person Of Interest
If the first week of 2014 has been anything, it's frigid.  Most of the nation is enduring the polar vortex, so it's a blessing that most shows are returning from their holiday hiatuses.  Now we have something entertaining to do while we hunker down in blankets.  Here are seven spoilers you need to know on "Person Of Interest," “Supernatural" and more...

It can always get worse.  If you thought the Carter's stunning death was this season's rock bottom, think again. EP Jonah Nolan ominously warns: "As taxing, difficult and ultimately lethal as the battle [with HR] was, that was just the ...
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Will You Watch 'Person Of Interest' Again?

November 25th, 2013 9:16pm EST
Person of Interest
Last week 'Person of Interest' killed off my favorite character of all time. Below find the top ten reasons I won't watch 'Person of Interest' again:

1. No Carter

2. No Carter

3. No Carter

4. No Carter

5. No Carter

6. No Carter

7. No Carter

8. No Carter

9. No Carter

10. No Carter

All the same, it is tempting to watch Reese's major hotness go batsh*t crazy over Carter's absence and see Root rock double barred guns.

While I probably won't return to the loving folds of 'Person of Interest' rabid fandom, will you?

If you do, check out previews here for Tuesday's episode http://www....
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Did 'Person Of Interest' Kill Carter?

November 20th, 2013 8:36am EST
POI
What the Hell did I just watch? Did 'Person of Interest' KILL Carter, the very soul of its show? I knew something might happen this week. Between the foreshadowing commercials, the darker feel for this week's episode, logic of who might leave, and the consummation of the hopes of Careese fans everywhere, I knew someone might die and that someone might be Carter. This week, in episode nine, "The Crossing," Carter and John capture the head of HR. They're pigeon-holed in a basement morgue by HR dirty cops while on the other side of town, Fusco is captured by HR grunts, tortured and threatened ...
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Taraji P. Henson And 'Person Of Interest' Cast Give Insight On Season 3

November 20th, 2013 2:54am EST
'Person Of Interest' Cast
The 'POI' cast appeared more subdued when I interviewed them at NYCC this year, contrasted with last year. There were hints in their interactions with each other and their responses to questions which hinted at a coming change. While last year, Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Chapman hopped onto the red carpet and traveled between tables like two Mardi Gras revelers, this year they appeared quieter. Although I can guess why, I still appreciated sitting down with the stars of my favorite TV show.

I've enjoyed Taraji P. Henson's portrayal since day one. I loved when CBS increased her interaction ...
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5 Season Finale Spoilers You Need To Know: 'Scandal,' 'Castle' And More

May 6th, 2013 3:02pm EDT
Scandal
With roughly two weeks left before the final curtain of the 2012-2013 television season, avid television fans are bound to be curious about the finales of their favorite shows.  I, your faithful TV addict, am here to guide through the minefield of deaths, break-ups, and the cliffhangers that will haunt you all summer.  Here are five spoilers you need to know on “Scandal,” “Castle” and more…

Scandal

Shonda Rhimes’ twisty, crazy, sexy sudser has turned in two fantastic seasons packed with “WTF?” twists, and the May 16 finale will reportedly out scandal “Scandal.”  Not only will Albatros...
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Fall TV Report Card: Grading 7 New and Returning Shows

November 21st, 2012 2:00pm EST
New Girl
Around this time of year, it’s important to give thanks for everything we have—good food, good family, and a cornucopia of new and returning television shows to love, like or downright hate, so I’m grading seven new and returning television shows...

"New Girl"

What sophomore slump? If you thought the comedy about the most adorable of dorks living with three guys was ripe with cleverness, eccentric humor and GIF-able moments in its first season, you weren’t prepared for the second. Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, and Lamorne Morris have bought the heat, the funny and...
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2012 Television Premiere Dates

September 8th, 2012 9:45am EDT
The Voice
It's that time of year again. Television fans have appointments with their couches as the fall season kicks off this month with tons of returning favorites and new shows. DVRs will be working overtime as viewers record their must-see-TV programs and talk about them later at the watercooler.

Check out the premiere dates of the new season (brand new shows are indicated with italics and by *). All times are eastern unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, September 10
The Voice 8 p.m. NBC

Tuesday, September 11
Go On 9 p.m. NBC *
The New Normal 9:30 p.m. NBC *
Parenthood 10 p.m. NBC

Wednesday, ...
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10 TV Series You Must Catch Up On Before Fall 2012

July 17th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
The Walking Dead
You know the feeling. Everyone at the office talks about how great (insert TV show here) was, and you don't watch it. By the time you figure out how good the show is, it's too late to catch up.

Well, there's still time to watch some of last season's popular shows on DVD, Netflix, on demand or online, particularly if they're only half-hour comedies or 10-episode seasons.

First, check out AMC's "The Walking Dead." As the show progresses, more people are tuning in. About 9 million viewers tuned in to see the second season finale in March - 50 percent more than those who watched the first sea...
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TV Ratings: CBS Dominates With 12 Of The Top 20 Shows

May 24th, 2012 12:33pm EDT
Mike & Molly
If the latest TV ratings week was a final exam, CBS would get an A+ and NCIS would graduate at the top of the class. The stalwart once again topped the Nielsen ratings, besting all other scripted and reality programming, even as American Idol geared up for its finale.

‘NCIS’ attracted over 19 million viewers and spinoff NCIS: Los Angeles got over 15 million. By comparison, the Wednesday and Thursday editions of "Idol' attracted 17.7 million and 16.4 million, respectively.

CBS had 12 of the Top 20 shows, including Person of Interest, The Mentalist and How I Met Your Mother. Mike & Molly ac...
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CBS Unveils Just Four New Shows For 2012-13 Season; Cancels 'CSI: Miami'

May 16th, 2012 1:01pm EDT
CBS series Elementary
CBS just announced its new 2012-2013 primetime schedule, which includes four new series. The network is also making four key time period moves.

Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment, commented, "These new series feature a great range of bold concepts, rich characters, big stars and fresh faces. From a new take on Sherlock Holmes to an epic battle for control of 1960s Las Vegas to a working-class point of view in a prestigious law firm, the dramas each have a unique style and sensibility."

The new series are:

-"Elementary," a contemporary take on the legendary detective Sherlock Hol...
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TV Ratings: CBS, FOX Dominate, PBS Impresses With 'Sherlock'

May 8th, 2012 8:36pm EDT
Sherlock
CBS dominated the ratings last week with 14 of the Top 25 programs. But FOX managed to tie it in the 18-49 demo with a 2.2 rating. ‘NCIS’ was tops again, while ‘American Idol’ performed quite strongly, particularly on Wednesday.

‘The Big Bang Theory’ performed well for CBS, making it the most-watched comedy and the third-most watched scripted program after both ‘NCIS’ shows. ‘Person of Interest’ and ‘The Mentalist’ also placed in the Top 10 for the network.

NBC had to settle for 20th place for ‘The Voice,’ its only program to crack the overall Top 20. ABC, meanwhile, found success with ‘M...
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TV Ratings: 'Dancing On Top,' 'Game Of Thrones' Hits Season High

May 2nd, 2012 10:07am EDT
'The Big Bang Theory'
CBS, per usual, has reason to celebrate this week. While some of its programs, such as NCIS, were in reruns and attracted fewer viewers than usual, others soared. ‘Person of Interest’ has maintained the momentum it’s been gaining this season and was the network’s top show in 5th place with nearly 13 million viewers. ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ also airing on Thursday, also did well.

‘Dancing With the Stars’ was the top show of the week, while the results show placed 4th. ‘American Idol’ placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Since going live, ‘The Voice’ continues to slip, coming in at #11 with just...
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TV Ratings: Hoops Are Tops, 'Person Of Interest' Stays Strong

April 11th, 2012 10:08am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
Boy, this was a pretty uneventful Ratings week. The NCAA finale was tops, not surprisingly. In a sea of repeats, ‘American Idol’ fared well, while CBS’ ‘Person of Interest’ continues to climb, and was in fact the network’s top-rated scripted show last week.

On the reality side, ‘Dancing With the Stars’ continues to perform fairly well, and is obviously a boon to ABC. The network didn’t have much to cheer about, aside from ‘Castle’ riding the former show’s lead-in. And NBC has cause to be worried about ‘The Voice,’ which continues to fall. Once competitive with ‘American Idol,’ this week it...
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Q&A: Ashley and David Eckstein Celebrate Fandom With 'Her Universe'

March 21st, 2012 11:15am EDT
Her Universe
One of the joys of fandom is being able to share your passions. And thanks to Ashley and David Eckstein, that just got a lot easier (and cooler) for women.

Representing one's fandoms can be a difficult task for the female gender. I say that from experience; I'm all about showing off my allegiances. One of those happens to be to the San Diego Padres, and I went on a rant when there wasn't a T-shirt for my favorite second baseman, a certain David Eckstein. You can imagine my delight to hear that someone that I am a huge fan of was making it easier for me to represent the things I love.

As...
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TV Ratings: 'American Idol' On Top, But CBS Dominates

March 14th, 2012 9:35am EDT
Person of Interest
‘American Idol’ returned to the top two perches on the weekly ratings chart this week. It seems that the live competition may be helping the sagging series, although a lot of programs were in repeats for the week.

Both editions of ‘Idol’ held off ‘The Voice.’ Wednesday’s ‘Idol’ placed first with 18.7 million viewers, followed by Thursday’s episode with 17.3 million. ‘The Voice’ followed with 16.8. Not too far behind, folks!

‘Person of Interest’ is turning into the “little engine that could” for CBS. With ‘NCIS’ in repeats, ‘Person of Interest’ ranked in the Number 4 slot, the network’s hi...
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TV Ratings: Grammys On Top

February 14th, 2012 9:22pm EST
54th Annual GRAMMY Awards
The Grammy Awards attracted a stunning 39.9 million viewers on Sunday, the second-biggest tally in the award show’s history. A number of factors likely contributed to this, not the least of which is Whitney Houston’s death over the weekend. Jennifer Hudson’s soul-stirring rendition of “I Will Always Love You” was a highlight. But that’s no discredit to the red-hot Adele, who took home six awards and gave a show-stopping performance of her own.

Nothing came close to the Grammys’ ratings territory, but ‘American Idol’ held fairly steady from last week, capturing the third and fourth slots of...
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Q&A: 'Person of Interest' Star Kevin Chapman

January 26th, 2012 11:00am EST
Kevin Chapman
Veteran actor Kevin Chapman is one of the stars of CBS' new hit Person of Interest, but that's just scratching the surface of his lengthy resume.

Chapman plays Detective Lionel Fusco, a corrupt cop who functions as an NYPD source for John Reese (Jim Caviezel). It's a role that has brought Chapman some much-deserved attention. But die-hard TV fans will have seen his face a dozen times before.

It was Chapman who brought real menace (and yet, surprising humanity on at least one occasion) to the role of an Irish mob boss on Showtime's underrated drama series Brotherhood. He's also appeared on...
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'The Help' Leads 2012 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

January 19th, 2012 2:40pm EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama The Help looks set to dominate the 2012 NAACP Image Awards after landing eight nominations.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name will compete for Outstanding Motion Picture against seven-time nominee Pariah, comedy Tower Heist, Jumping The Broom and The First Grader, while stars Viola Davis and Emma Stone will go head-to-head for the title of Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.

The Help co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer and Cicely Tyson are also nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress field, alon...
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Katy Perry & Emma Stone Were Big Winners At 2012 People's Choice Awards

January 12th, 2012 8:24am EST
Emma Stone
It was a huge night for Katy Perry at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday - even though the pop star's marriage break-up prevented her from attending.

The I Kissed a Girl star pulled out of the event earlier this week via a tweet but it was still very much her night as she picked up five awards, including one for her guest spot on TV comedy How I Met Your Mother.

Perry also claimed trophies for Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Song of the Year (E.T.), Favorite Music Video (Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)) and Favorite Tour Headliner.

It was also a great evening for the ...
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TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2012 Edition

January 7th, 2012 2:00pm EST
TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2012 Edition
Yesterday we brought you TV's sexiest female stars 2012 edition and to follow suit and not disappoint the ladies - here's our list of the sexiest males on TV.

Some of these Hollywood hunks star on your favorite shows, and a few others are making fresh starts in some of the new midseason replacement series' that have been debuting.

Check them all out and don't forget to leave us a comment below to let us know who we left off our list and who's on your list!

Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars

Christian Kane, Leverage

Shane West, Nikita

Shemar Moore, Criminal Minds

C...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Double The Winchesters, Half The Fun

October 29th, 2011 8:38am EDT
padalecki and ackles
I have a love-hate relationship with spoilers. As a television addict who can barely survive the mere seven days between episodes, I covet the irresistible nuggets of coming attractions. As an invested fan, I want to experience the adventure with the characters and be as shocked and awed as the next unspoiled viewer. It’s a pop culture quagmire. I heard about “Slash Fiction’s” awesome premise weeks ago. The episode had a fabulous potential for badassery, gore and the patented fraternal angst that keeps the fangirls swooning after more than 130 episodes. Sadly, “Slash Fiction”—while ent...
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Fall TV: The So-So, The Bad And The Ugly

October 28th, 2011 11:00am EDT
The X Factor
Thanksgiving is a few short weeks away, and before you slice into those turkeys, let’s take a look back at the new TV shows that are thriving and those that don’t have a Thanksgiving prayer. We’ll break it down by category.

Modest Hits

(We would have had a full-on “Hits” category, but there are certainly no runaways so far.) FOX’s ‘New Girl’ can be deemed a first-season success. The Zooey Deschanel comedy was the first fall series to earn a full season pickup, and for good reason: Its ratings are better than lead-in ‘Glee’ and it’s frequently tops on Tuesdays in 18-49. To date it’s ave...
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TV Spotlight: Check Out 'Person Of Interest' & 'Prime Suspect' Tonight

September 22nd, 2011 8:00am EDT
Person of Interest
The crime thriller "Person Of Interest" centers on a presumed dead former-CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice.

Michael Emerson, famous for playing the wicked Benjamin Linus on "Lost," plays a computer programmer, while Jim Caviezel is the ex-CIA agent.

Taraji P. Henson also stars. "Person of Interest" airs tonight at 9/8 central on CBS. Will you tune in?

Maria Bello plays touch as nails detective Jane Timoney in "Prime Suspect," a remake of the critically acclaimed British seri...
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Five Must-See Shows Premiering This September

September 7th, 2011 10:00am EDT
ringer
1. Sept 13 - Ringer (CW, Tues 9/8c)
Reasons to get excited: Sarah Michelle Gellar (times two)

“The Ringer” is about twins. Bridget is a recovering alcoholic on the run from the mob after witnessing a murder. She takes refuge with her twin sister Siobhan, but when Siobhan goes missing and Bridget takes over her life, Bridget realizes that Siobhan’s world isn’t as picture-perfect as it seemed. It also stars Sarah Michelle Gellar (and Sarah Michelle Gellar); marking her first starring television role since “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Yeah. It’s monumental.

What intrigues me about this show i...
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Fall 2011 TV Premiere Dates

September 6th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Two and a Half Men
Labor Day is over, signaling the unofficial end of summer and the start of the new TV season. While television is somewhat entertaining during June, July, and August, it's the fall debuts that many TV addicts anticipate.

Next week the networks start rolling out new and returning series, kicking off with "90210" and "Ringer" on the CW on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Check out the list below to see when your favorites air:

Tuesday, September 13
8 pm 90210 CW
9 pm Ringer (NEW!) CW
10 pm Parenthood NBC

Wednesday, September 14
8 pm H8R CW
8 pm Survivor: South Pacific CBS
9 pm America’s Next Top Mode...
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New Fall TV Series: Our Top 10 Picks

August 24th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Pan Am
Every fall TV season has its share of surprise successes and bumbling disappointments. For every buzzed-about newbie (‘Desperate Housewives’) that turns into a hit, there’s an ‘Eastwick’ or ‘Running Wilde.’

But that’s part of the fun, right? Sometimes, you’ve got to take a chance on a show that could be the year’s new hit and Emmy winner.

There are a lot of prospects for this Fall, and some are more promising than others. Here, though, are the Top 10 we’re most looking forward to – keeping in mind we haven’t seen these ahead of time. These are in no particular order.

-‘Pam Am’ – ABC
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Fall 2011 TV Preview: New Shows You Don't Want To Miss (Video)

July 26th, 2011 3:56pm EDT
Pan Am
Before you know it, summer will be on its way out, and fall will be in. The good news? There are plenty of new TV shows you're not going to want to miss in the upcoming season. Check out some of our quick picks from the networks this season:

NBC

Maria Bello plays a tough cop on a male force in the crime drama "Prime Suspect." Christina Applegate joins Will Arnett as a young couple with a baby in "Up All Night."

The CW

It's the season of the witch! "The Secret Circle" comes from the creator of "The Vampire Diaries." Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to her TV roots to star in "Ringer." And...
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