GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Reveals Original Series Finale Idea Involving Cory Monteith

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The passing of actor Cory Monteith earlier this year was incredibly sad.  The 31-year-old Glee actor was gone way too soon, and as the heart of the Fox drama/comedy series, a hole was left in the show.  In the latest issue of EW, Glee creator Ryan Murphy penned an essay remembering Monteith.  In the text of the essay, Murphy reveals the idea he had always envisioned as the final moment of the series, which involved Monteith and his co-star Lea Michele.  It would have been a fitting end to the quirky series, but it sadly will not come to pass.  Read on after the jump.

Thursday TV Ratings: BIG BANG THEORY Earns Season Low; SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE Marks NBC’s Best Thursday in 4 Years

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC’s broadcast of The Sound of Music Live! scored a 4.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and 18.5 million viewers, marking the network’s best Thursday performance since the ER series finale in 2009.
  • Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory earned a season low 4.6 rating and 15.26 million viewers, dropping a whopping seven tenths from its last original episode’s 5.3 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, December 5th, including Glee, Scandal, Elementary, The Vampire Diaries, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: SCANDAL Soars to Series High in Premiere; GLEE and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Slide

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The third season premiere of ABC’s Scandal notched a very impressive 3.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and 10.5 million viewers, scoring all-time highs in both categories and soaring a massive 71% from last year’s season opener.
  • Fox’s Glee was down yet again, hitting a 1.6 rating and 4.5 million viewers for a drop of 20% from last week’s season premiere.
  • Over on The CW, The Vampire Diaries returned to a 1.2 rating and 2.6 million viewers, which is down a hefty 25% from last year’s season premiere.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, October 3rd, including The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation, The Michael J. Fox Show, Elementary, and more.

New to Blu-ray: THIS IS THE END, THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE WIZARD OF OZ 75th Anniversary Edition, and More

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Here’s a look at this week’s new Blu-ray releases:

Thursday TV Ratings: THE CRAZY ONES Bests MICHAEL J FOX, PARKS AND RECREATION Down, BIG BANG THEORY Huge, PARENTHOOD Drops

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • CBS’ new Robin Williams comedy series The Crazy Ones premiered big with a 4.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 15.6 million viewers, topping NBC’s premiere of The Michael J. Fox Show.
  • The absolutely fantastic London-set hourlong premiere of Parks and Recreation was sadly down quite a bit from last year’s 1.7 premiere rating, hitting a 1.3 rating and 3.3 million viewers.
  • Also down was NBC’s Parenthood season premiere, which scored a 1.6 rating and 5.2 million viewers in its new timeslot.  That’s a drop of 16% from last year’s premiere rating of 1.9.
  • Unsurprisingly, The Big Bang Theory notched a massive 5.6 rating and 18.9 million viewers.  That’s up considerably from last year’s already-big 5.0 premiere rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, September 26th, including The Big Bang Theory, Elementary, Two and a Half Men, Grey’s Anatomy, and more.

Fox Announces Fall Premiere Dates; Tuesday Comedies Kick Off Early; ALMOST HUMAN Premieres November 4th

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Fox has announced the premiere dates for its fall programming, and the network is getting a jump on its rivals by kicking off a number of its shows a week early.  Here are some highlights:

  • Bones returns on Monday, September 16th followed by the debut of Sleepy HollowBones will then move to Fridays on November 8th, when a new series takes over its Monday slot.
  • The Tuesday night comedy lineup of Seth MacFarlane’s live-action Dads, the Andy Samberg-starrer Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and returning series New Girl and The Mindy Project begins on Tuesday, September 17th.
  • Glee kicks off its fifth season on Thursday, September 19th.
  • The Animation Domination block of The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, and American Dad returns with all new episodes on Sunday, September 29th.
  • The new drama series from executive producers J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman, titled Almost Human, gets a delayed premiere on Monday, November 4th, taking over Bones’ timeslot.
  • Raising Hope doesn’t return until Friday, November 8th, where it will be followed by the new comedy series Enlisted.

Hit the jump to check out the full fall schedule, and click here to watch trailers for Fox’s new series.

Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment at Fox, Talks New Episodes of 24, NEW GIRL Landing the Post-Super Bowl Slot, and GLEE

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After releasing its new primetime schedule, Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company, held a conference call to talk about some of the changes and additions that were made.  Even though a number of new drama series and comedies were announced, most of the attention seems to be focused on the return of 24, likely to return in May as a compressed 12-episode run that, if successful, could become a more regular event on the network.

During the interview, Reilly also talked about how they’re going to approach their comedy block this year, why New Girl gets the post-Super Bowl slot, and where Gleewill be heading in the next two seasons.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY Up in Finale, ELEMENTARY Hits Series Low, BIG BANG THEORY Down

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The season—and possible series—finale of NBC’s Community hit a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 3.14 million viewers, which is up a tenth from last week’s 1.2 rating.  Though the show is still very much on the bubble for renewal, the latest word is that NBC might actually pick the show up for another season after all.
  • CBS’ Elementary fell to a new series low with a 1.8 rating and 9.15 million viewers, dropping two tenths from last week’s series low 2.0 rating.  Nevertheless, the better-than-it-has-to-be Sherlock Holmes show has already been renewed for a second season.
  • Elsewhere at CBS, The Big Bang Theory dropped three tenths from last week’s 4.9 rating to a 4.6 rating and scored 15.7 million viewers.  Despite the drop, the comedy juggernaut still managed to stand way above anything else on television for the night.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, May 9th, including Hannibal, Glee, The Office, Grey’s Anatomy, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY and PARKS AND REC Rise, HANNIBAL Matches Series Low

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • NBC’s Community saw a healthy rise from last week’s series low, as last night’s episode hit a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.8 million viewers. That’s up 20% over last week’s 1.0 rating.
  • Also up was the season finale of Parks and Recreation, which hit a 1.5 rating and 2.89 million viewers for a 15% rise over last week’s season low 1.3 rating.  However, the rating was down 12% from last year’s season finale’s 1.7 rating.
  • The swell new NBC drama series Hannibal continues to struggle a tad, as last night’s episode notched a 1.0 rating and 2.51 million viewers, matching last week’s series low.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, May 2nd, including The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Elementary, The Vampire Diaries, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: HANNIBAL Drops, BIG BANG THEORY Hits Season Low, COMMUNITY Ties Series Low

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in, and the networks faced a sharp drop in viewership against the NFL Draft.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • NBC’s fantastic new drama series Hannibal sadly saw another drop in ratings, as last night’s episode hit a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.4 million viewers.  That’s down four tenths from last week’s 1.4 rating.
  • Even though CBS stalwart The Big Bang Theory drew more total viewers than all of NBC’s programming combined (yes, really), the show hit a season low rating of 4.2 for a drop of a full ratings point from its last originals’ 5.2 rating.  Nevertheless, the comedy dominated the night with 14.38 million viewers.
  • Back over at NBC, though, a Jim Rash-penned episode of Community notched a series low 1.0 rating and 2.4 million viewers.  A sad fate for what was by far the best episode of an uneven season.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, April 25th, including Parks and Recreation, Person of Interest, Scandal, Elementary, The Vampire Diaries, and more.

GLEE Renewed For Fifth and Sixth Seasons

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Glee fans have something new to sing about: Fox has announced it will be renewing its “genre-defying” (or logic-defying, if you prefer) series for two more seasons.  For four years the show has been the only successful scripted musical series on the air, selling oodles of music and capitalizing on the current singing crazy (look no further for proof than the success of American IdolThe Voice and others).  Though some of its original cast have now graduated (but are still regulars) from the show’s high school setting, the series continues to comment, with varying degrees of savvy, on hot-button topics like bullying and gun violence in schools.  Knowing Ryan Murphy, there will be plenty more of that to come.

Glee, created by Murphy, stars Lea MicheleChris ColferMatthew MorrisonCory MonteithJane Lynch and Naya Rivera, and airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.  Hit the jump to read the full press release.

Thursday TV Ratings: PARKS AND RECREATION and COMMUNITY Up; HANNIBAL Dips

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Two excellent episodes of Parks and Recreation (watch Patton Oswalt’s brilliantly nerdy 8-minute outtake right here) marked an uptick for the NBC comedy, hitting a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.34 million viewers and a 1.7 rating and 3.25 million viewers.  That’s a 13% rise from last week’s 1.5 rating.
  • Also up was the Christmas episode of Community, which scored a 1.3 rating and 3.19 million viewers for a rise of 8% over last week’s 1.2 rating.
  • Unfortunately, the fantastic new drama series Hannibal was down 18% from last week’s 1.7 rating, hitting a 1.4 rating and 3.5 million viewers.  Seriously, this show is great.  Give it a shot, folks!
  • Over on Fox, Glee garnered a 2.2 rating and 6.39 million viewers, which is down 8% from last week’s 2.4 rating.
  • Finally, on The CW, The Vampire Diaries hit a 0.9 rating and 2.14 ratings for a 25% drop from its last original episode’s 1.2 rating, and Beauty and the Beast was even with a 0.6 rating and 1.6 million viewers.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY and GLEE Rise, HANNIBAL Holds Steady [Updated]

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Last night’s puppet episode of Community finally marked a rise in ratings for the NBC sitcom.  The show notched a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.96 million viewers, which is up two tenths from last week’s series low rating of 1.0.
  • A school shooting-centered installment of Glee hit a 2.4 rating and 6.8 million viewers for a significant rise of four tenths from its last original episode’s 2.0 rating.
  • The second episode of NBC’s excellent new drama series Hannibal was even with last week’s premiere rating of 1.6 and scored 4.34 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, April 11th, including the season finale of Go On, Parks and Recreation, and more. [Update: In adjusted ratings numbers, Hannibal actually scored a 1.7 rating and 4.37 million viewers, which is up a tenth from last week.]

Thursday TV Ratings: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and GREY’S ANATOMY Up, COMMUNITY Even with Last Week’s Series Low

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The TV ratings for Thursday’s limited programming are in.  There weren’t too many original episodes due to the start of NCAA’s March Madness.

  • NBC’s Community was even with last week’s performance, tying its series low with a 1.1 rating and 3.02 million viewers, while 1600 Penn earned a 0.9 rating and 2.54 million viewers and a series-low 0.8 rating and 2.29 million viewers with its two new episodes.
  • ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy rose 12% from last week’s series low 2.6 rating, hitting a 2.9 rating and 9.11 million viewers.  Scandal was even with its last original episode’s 2.7 rating and scored 8.57 million viewers.
  • Over at The CW, The Vampire Diaries notched a 1.2 rating and 2.55 million viewers, which is up 9% from last week’s 1.1 rating.  Beauty and the Beast was also up, hitting a 0.7 rating and 1.77 million viewers for a rise of 40% over last week’s 0.5 rating.
  • Finally, Fox’s Glee was even with last week’s 2.0 rating and garnered 5.89 million viewers.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY Hits Another Series Low, PARKS AND RECREATION Up, GLEE Drops

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • NBC’s Community hit another series low last night, scoring a 1.0 rating and 2.61 million viewers.  That’s down half a ratings point from last week’s 1.5 rating.
  • On the other hand, another excellent episode of Parks and Recreation saw a rise in viewership with a 1.6 rating and 3.01 million viewers.  That’s up two tenths from the last original episode’s 1.4 rating.
  • Over on Fox, Glee saw a pretty dramatic dip as it scored a 2.0 rating and 5.46 million viewers for a drop of four tenths from last week’s 2.4 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, March 14th, including The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy, 1600 Penn, The Vampire Diaries, and more.

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