Monday’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- CBS’ decision to abruptly cancel the new sitcom Partners and replace it with repeats looks to have been a smart move for 2 Broke Girls, as the show hit a 3.4 rating and 9.74 million viewers, up from last week’s 3.2.
- Also up was the new Fox drama The Mob Doctor, which scored a 0.9 rating and 3.13 million viewers. The numbers still aren’t great, but this week’s episode rose a tenth from last week’s 0.8 rating.
- NBC’s hit drama Revolution tied last week’s series low numbers with a 2.6 rating and 7.04 million viewers.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, November 19th, including Castle, Bones, Hawaii Five-0, and more.
Monday’s TV ratings numbers are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- NBC’s new drama series Revolution hit a series low with a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and 7.12 million viewers. That’s a 7% drop from last week’s 2.8 rating.
- Fox’s procedural series Bones was also down, hitting a 1.9 rating in the demo and 6.96 million viewers, down 5% from last week’s 2.0 rating.
- The comedy favorite How I Met Your Mother was up, garnering a 3.0 rating and 7.94 million viewers for a rise of 7% over last week’s 2.8 rating.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, November 12th, including Gossip Girl, Castle, Partners, 2 Broke Girls, and more.
Monday’s TV ratings are in, and the latest J.J. Abrams-produced drama has solidified its status as a genre hit. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- Though it’s already been picked up for a full season, NBC’s new series Revolution made a case for being a certified hit last night. The show was up 13% from last week’s 3.0 rating, scoring a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.8 million viewers making it the highest rated scripted program of Monday evening.
- ABC’s Nathan Fillion-fronted veteran series Castle hit a season high in total viewers, as the show garnered 10.9 million viewers and a 2.0 rating.
- Finally some good news came for the new series Partners, as this week’s episode scored a 2.1 rating and 6.2 million viewers. That’s up from last week’s 1.9 rating.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, October 15th, including How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Gossip Girl, Hawaii Five-0, and more.
Monday’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- ABC’s Castle was up quite a bit from last week, scoring a 2.2 rating and 10.56 million viewers versus last week’s 1.9.
- Gossip Girl’s final season got off to a rough start as the season premiere garnered a 0.4 rating and 0.77 million viewers, down from last year’s premiere rating of 0.7.
- Fox’s The Mob Doctor was down yet again, scoring a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.46 million viewers, dropping from last week’s 1.0 rating. Could this be the week that we finally get our first cancellation?
- Hot off a full season pick-up, Revolution garnered a 3.1 rating, dropping from last week’s 3.2.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, October 9th, including How I Met Your Mother, Bones, 2 Broke Girls, Partners, and more.
The ratings results from last night are in, and the future of one new series is looking bright while another’s days appear to be numbered. Here’s a brief glance at the highlights from Monday’s TV ratings:
- The J.J. Abrams-produced NBC drama Revolution looks like it may be sticking around for a while as it garnered a 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.4 million viewers, down just 6% from last week.
- CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 was up slightly from last week’s very low numbers, earning a 1.9 rating and 7.7 million viewers.
- The first cancellation of the new season looks imminent as Fox’s The Mob Doctor was down yet again with a 1.0 rating in the demo and just 3.5 million viewers.
Hit the jump for the complete scripted-series ratings from Monday, October 1st including How I Met Your Mother, Partners, Castle, Bones and more.
The Fall 2012 TV season began in earnest this week, with most shows having their series/season premieres. Here’s a brief glance at the highlights:
- CBS’ Sherlock Holmes update Elementary debuted strong with a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo for 13.41 million viewers.
- Also at CBS, The Big Bang Theory scored its highest rated season premiere ever with a 5.0 rating and a solid 15.66 million viewers.
- Things weren’t all rosy at The Eye, however, as Hawaii Five-0 was way down with a 1.8 rating. That’s a significant drop from last year’s season premiere rating of 3.4 in the coveted 18-49 demo.
- NBC’s J.J. Abrams-produced drama Revolution saw an unsurprising drop in viewers from last week’s season premiere, though the 3.4 rating with 9.21 million viewers shows a healthy hold from last week’s 4.1 rating.
- Unfortunately, ABC’s excellent pilot for Last Resort debuted to a slightly disappointing 2.2 rating with 9.31 million viewers.
Hit the jump for the TV ratings for the week of September 23 – 29, including New Girl, Parks and Recreation, Grimm, Fringe, South Park, Sons of Anarchy, Castle, and much more.
Liberal Arts, written and directed by Josh Radnor, tells the story of Jesse Fisher (also played by Radnor), a newly single university admissions counselor in his mid-thirties, who returns to his college alma mater for a retirement dinner honoring his favorite teacher (Richard Jenkins). While there, he not only comes across some rather unique characters, like the zen Nat (Zac Efron) and the brooding young depressive Dean (John Magaro), but also 19-year-old undergrad Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen), for whom he is both attracted to and torn about their age difference.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Josh Radnor talked about what inspired Liberal Arts, what made co-stars Elizabeth Olsen and Elizabeth Reaser the perfect actresses for their roles, where he personally stands on the debate of whether you should read to be entertained or read to be enriched, and how filmmaking is equal parts challenging and enjoyable. He also talked about currently developing his next project, his desire to work on things that feel both professionally exciting and personally relevant, being in a confusing place with his TV show How I Met Your Mother (starting its eighth season on September 24th) because none of the cast or crew know if this is going to be the last season or not, and that it would be a real shame, if things weren’t wrapped up properly. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
As part of the CBS portion of the TCA Press Tour, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler took some time to talk about both new and returning comedies and dramas from their line-up of shows. During the interview, she spoke about the likelihood of a ninth season for How I Met Your Mother, why CSI: Miami was cancelled, the appeal of Elementary and the decision to have a female Watson, why they chose to bring Unforgettable back after canceling it, and what drew them to Vegas. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
The upfronts are nearing an end, and we’ve already seen the new schedules from NBC, Fox, and ABC. Now it’s CBS’s turn. The readers of this site may not exactly be CBS’s target demo—though I’m still watching and enjoying How I Met Your Mother—but The Eye is hoping to change that with a few promising new series slated for this fall. Shifts for returning series include moving the Ashton Kutcher-enhanced Two and a Half Men to Thursdays, while The Mentalist (which is probably your parents’ favorite show) will now air on Sunday. Also, the young-skewing comedy 2 Broke Girls has been pushed back to the prime 9pm slot on Mondays after doing well at 8:30. Moreover, I’m now aware that a show unironically called Crimetime Saturday exists.
As far as new series go, I’m really only keeping my eye on Elementary at this point. I didn’t really find the need for a new Sherlock Holmes series given that we already have the beyond excellent Sherlock (and, to a lesser extent, House), but I’m willing to check out this new drama (starring Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as Watson) to see what they’ve come up with. Hit the jump to check out CBS’s schedule.
Opening this weekend, in limited release, is writer/directors Jay and Mark Duplass (Cyrus) Jeff Who Lives at Home. Starring Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Ed Helms (The Hangover) as two brothers, with Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise) as their mother, Jeff Who Lives at Home follows Jeff (Segel) as he searches for meaning in his life and inadvertently helps his brother, Pat (Helms) discover a truth of his own. For more on the very funny film, here’s three clips, twenty images, the trailer, and my Toronto Film Festival interview with the Duplass Brothers.
During my recent interview with Segel, we talked about how he got involved in the film, what it’s like to do a dramatic movie where most of the scenes are improvised, the shooting process of the Duplass brothers, what it was like to shoot in chronological order, the inclusion of M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs in the movie, whether more people recognize him from SLC Punk, Alias, or Can’t Hardly Wait, what TV shows he’s currently watching, his involvement (or lack thereof) with The Muppets sequel, The Five-Year Engagement, the inevitable end of How I Met Your Mother, and what he plans to do for his upcoming hiatus. Hit the jump to watch.
I like to see the guild awards, because the specificity allows for nominees that you won’t see on more general lists. The Art Directors Guild is especially interesting because they separate the films into three categories: period, fantasy, and contemporary. The 15 nominees highlight everything from Oscar favorites Hugo and The Artist, to crowd-pleasers Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 and Captain America, to poorly received films like Cowboys & Aliens and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. There’s a similar contrast in the TV nominees between the classy HBO programs you’d expect (Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, and Mildred Pierce) and the critical punching bags American Horror Story and The Playboy Club. The full list of nominees is after the break.
It’s amazing that a story about meeting the mother of one man’s children has lasted for seven seasons and the kids hearing the story haven’t gotten up to leave the room, but How I Met Your Mother is still going strong. And this season, the writers are throwing back to a character referenced only in the comedy series’ first season and quite a big name has landed the role. Vulture has learned that Katie Holmes will be the infamous Slutty Pumpkin. Fans of the series should remember Halloween harlequin as a potential love interest Ted (Josh Radnor) once met at a Halloween party, but lost touch with eventually. This will be Holmes’ first TV appearance since a guest role on Eli Stone in 2008 and creator Craig Thomas says, “Katie is a lovely and talented actress, which is why we’ve saved for her perhaps the most classily named character in our show’s history.” Should be a fun role for Holmes and an interesting time for Ted, but when the hell is the mother of his children going to show up?
At today’s D23 (essentially Disney’s Comic-Con), I got to talk with Jason Segel backstage before his presentation for The Muppets. As most of you know, all of us at Collider are beyond excited to see Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the Muppets return to theaters later this year.
During the interview, Segel talked about the footage they were going to show, the recent Muppets test screening, what it was like to meet Kermit for the first time, getting to recreate the Muppet Theater, and he also talked about How I Met Your Mother and what director Nicholas Stoller’s (Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) Five-Year Engagement is about (which hits theaters April 27, 2012). Hit the jump to watch.
Jason Segel is such a charming, funny and genuinely nice guy that it’s easy to like him, as a person and as an actor. The fact that he has the talent to back all that up makes it impossible not to be a fan. In the new raunchy comedy Bad Teacher, starring Cameron Diaz as the inappropriately foul-mouthed and ruthless middle school teacher Elizabeth Halsey, Segel plays happy-go-lucky gym teacher Russell Gettis. Unfazed by rejection, he keeps flirting with and pursuing Elizabeth, even though she has told him that it’s never going to happen because he’s just not rich enough for her.
At the film’s press day, Jason Segel spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview, in which he talked about working non-stop while juggling films with his television series How I Met Your Mother, his relationship with Rush since shooting I Love You, Man, how much fun he had working opposite Cameron Diaz for Bad Teacher, and the tremendous respect he has for Justin Timberlake. He also talked about what attracted him to Jeff Who Lives at Home (he’s seen the film and says it’s fantastic), The Muppets being a dream project, how great the Freaks & Geeks / Undeclared reunion was at PaleyFest earlier this year, how much he’s been enjoying shooting The Five-Year Engagement with Nic Stoller, and that he’d really like to eat a Reuben, once he’s done playing a leading man for that film. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
Earlier this month, we listed the nominees for the first Critics’ Choice Television Awards from the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Now the awards have been handed out and we have the full list of winners which include Modern Family rightfully winning “Best Comedy Series” and Mad Men taking home “Best Drama Series” along with star Jon Hamm winning “Best Actor in a Drama Series.” The always fantastic Neil Patrick Harris took home the award for “Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” for his consistently hilarious work on How I Met Your Mother, while the award for “Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series” ended up in a tie. See which actresses are sharing the award, as well as the rest of the winners, after the jump.