24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY to Debut May 5th; Fox Announces Premiere Dates for SURVIVING JACK, GANG RELATED, and COSMOS Plus Super Bowl Details

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Today is 20th Century Fox’s turn at the TCA’s, and the network has a slew of announcements and updates for its programming in the coming months.  Briefly:

  • The limited event series 24: Live Another Day will have a two-hour premiere on Monday, May 5th.  The miniseries sees the return of Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer for one last string of episodes, with Yvonne Strahovski co-starring.
  • The new family comedy series Surviving Jack, starring Christopher Meloni, will debut on Thursday, March 27th, and the new action drama series Gang Related will launch on Tuesday, March 20th.
  • The Neil deGrasse Tyson-hosted revival series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey will premiere on March 9th on Fox and on March 10th on the National Geographic Channel.  The 13-episode series is executive produced by Seth MacFarlane and serves as a successor to Carl Sagan’s original Cosmos series.
  • Fox’s post-Super Bowl episodes of New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine will feature guest stars galore, including an appearance by Prince on the former.
  • Fox has signed a multi-year deal with The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone) to develop new alternative comedy shows.

Hit the jump for all the details from the individual press releases.

Tuesday TV Ratings: INTELLIGENCE Off to Decent Start, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Matches Series Low, and NEW GIRL Dips

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

  • The premiere of CBS’ new drama series Intelligence got off to a fair start with a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 16.59 million viewers, which marks a rise of 33% from the timeslot premiere of the short-lived Golden Boy last year.  Read Allison’s recap of the episode here.
  • Last night’s midseason premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kinda sorta explained Agent Coulson’s resurrection to the tune of a 2.1 rating and 6.48 million viewers, which is flat with the show’s last original episode and matches its series low.  If the promise of the answer to the Coulson mystery didn’t draw any viewers back, it’s clear that S.H.I.E.L.D. has basically plateaued.  Read Evan’s recap of the episode here.
  • Over on Fox, New Girl garnered a season low 1.6 rating and 3.17 million viewers in its midseason return, dropping 16% from its last original episode’s 1.9 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, January 7th, including Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Person of Interest, Chicago Fire, The Goldbergs, the series premiere of Killer Women, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and NEW GIRL Rise; DADS Hits Series Low

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

  • Last night’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ticked up 4% from last week’s 2.4 rating to a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demo, scoring 9.3 million viewers.  Read Evan’s recap here.
  • Also up was a Thanksgiving-themed episode of Fox’s New Girl, which earned a 1.9 rating and 3.51 million viewers for a rise of 12% over last week’s series low 1.7 rating.
  • On the flipside, new Fox comedy Dads hit a series low 1.2 rating and 3.19 million viewers, which is a drop of 8% from last week’s series low 1.3 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, November 26th, including Person of Interest, The Mindy Project, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Tick Up; MINDY PROJECT Earns Season Low

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

  • ABC’s Thor: The Dark World “tie-in” episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ticked up one tenth from last week’s series low to a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 6.85 million viewers.  Read Evan’s full recap here.
  • The swell new Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine also ticked up, earning a 1.5 rating and 3.36 million viewers for a rise of one tenth from last week’s 1.4 rating.
  • Elsewhere on Fox, The Mindy Project garnered a season low 1.2 rating and 2.41 million viewers, dropping two tenths from last week’s 1.4 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, November 19th, including Person of Interest, New Girl, The Goldbergs, Chicago Fire, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Drops to Series Low, THE GOLDBERGS and TROPHY WIFE Rise

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

  • ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. dropped yet again (surprise, surprise), notching a series low 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 6.63 million viewers.
  • On the flipside, new comedy series The Goldbergs rose 13% from last week’s series low 1.5 rating to a 1.7 rating and 5.18 million viewers.
  • Also up was ABC’s other positively reviewed new comedy series Trophy Wife, which earned a 1.2 rating and 3.81 million viewers for a rise of 9% over last week’s 1.1 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, November 12th, including New Girl, Person of Interest, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Supernatural, Chicago Fire, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Dips, NCIS Rebounds, and NEW GIRL Plummets

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

  • A vastly improved episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. garnered a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 7.68 million viewers, dropping 7% from last week’s 2.9 rating and dropping to second place amongst scripted programming for the night.  Read Evan’s recap of the episode here.
  • On the flipside, CBS’ NCIS rebounded to a 3.0 rating and 18.43 million viewers for a rise of 7% over last week’s 2.8 rating, making it the highest-rated scripted program of the night in the coveted 18-49 demo.
  • Over on Fox, New Girl slipped again to a 1.8 rating and 3.48 million viewers, dropping 14% from last week’s 2.1 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, October 15th, including Dads, The Mindy Project, Person of Interest, The Goldbergs, and more.

Jordin Sparks Talks THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE, Filming LEFT BEHIND with Nicolas Cage, IN THE HEIGHTS on Broadway, and More

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From director George Tillman Jr., the indie drama The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete tells the story of 13-year-old Mister (Skylan Brooks).  When his hard-living mother (Jennifer Hudson) is apprehended by the police, Mister and his 9-year-old friend Pete (Ethan Dizon) are left alone to forage for food and dodge Child Protective Services while trying to stay alive in the Brooklyn projects.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress/singer Jordin Sparks (who plays Mister’s friend, Alice) talked about how she auditioned for this role, what made her want to be a part of telling this story, how she viewed her character, how Alice’s fate in the original script was different from what it is in the film now, and her own support system.  She also talked about the key to maintaining success in this business, working on Left Behind, a film with Nicolas Cage about the rapture, how memorable her time was on Broadway, doing In the Heights, shooting an upcoming episode of CSI, and keeping a balance between her acting and singing careers.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Tuesday TV Ratings: SUPERNATURAL Returns Strong, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Takes Another Dive, and NEW GIRL Rises

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

  • The season premiere of The CW’s Supernatural earned a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.5 million viewers, marking a rise from last season’s 0.8 premiere rating.  The episode was the show’s most-watched season premiere since 2010.
  • ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hasn’t evened out just yet, as last night’s episode dropped half a ratings point from last week’s 3.3 rating to a 2.8 rating and scored 7.79 million viewers.  Read Evan’s full recap here.
  • Finally some good news for Fox’s New Girl, as last night’s episode hit a 2.1 rating and 4 million viewers for a rise of two tenths from last week’s 1.9 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, October 8th, including The Mindy Project, NCIS, Dads, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Person of Interest, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Tumbles, Fox Comedies Drop, CHICAGO FIRE Rises

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

  • After last week’s record-breaking debut, ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. lost a third of its audience and dropped a whopping 34% to a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.4 million viewers.  That’s a steep decline in viewership from last week’s 4.7 rating, but not altogether surprising given the lukewarm overall reception to the pilot.  Read Evan’s recap of last night’s episode here.
  • Fox’s comedies took yet another dive, as the new series Brooklyn Nine-Nine hit a 1.4 rating and 3.42 million viewers for a 22% drop and New Girl garnered a 1.9 rating and 3.89 million viewers for a 10% drop.
  • Over at NBC, Chicago Fire scored an impressive 2.8 rating in the demo and 9 million viewers for a rise of 4% over last week’s 2.7 season premiere rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, October 1st, including NCIS, The Mindy Project, Person of Interest, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Marks Best Drama Debut in 4 Years; Fox Comedies Plummet, PERSON OF INTEREST Falters

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

  • ABC’s series premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pulled in a massive 4.7 rating in the 18-49 demo, making it the best drama series premiere on all of TV since 2009’s V.  The pilot drew a strong 11.9 million total viewers, which falls just short of The Blacklist’s 12.6 million on Monday.
  • Opposite S.H.I.E.L.D., Fox’s comedy slate plunged pretty hard, with Brooklyn Nine-Nine plummetting 30% from last week’s 2.6 rating to a 1.8 in the demo and New Girl dropping 28% from last week’s 2.9 rating to a 2.1 rating.
  • On the flipside, ABC’s comedy lineup benefited from S.H.I.E.L.D.’s massive take with new series The Goldbergs hitting a 3.2 rating and 9.1 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, September 24th, including Dads, The Mindy Project, NCIS, Person of Interest, Chicago Fire, and Trophy Wife.

Tuesday TV Ratings: NEW GIRL Returns Up, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and DADS Decent in Debuts

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Tuesday evening’s TV ratings are in from Fox’s comedy lineup.  Briefly:

  • New Girl kicked off its third season on Fox with a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5.56 million viewers, which is up slightly from the 2.8 garnered in the season two premiere.
  • A James Franco-infused season two premiere of The Mindy Project hit a 1.9 rating and 3.95 million viewers, which is down from its series premiere 2.4 rating but up 46% from its season one finale.  However, it should be noted that the season two premiere was made available free online a week in advance.
  • The much derided new Fox comedy Dads debuted to a so-so 2.1 rating and 5.57 million viewers, building on the 1.7 rating that Raising Hope garnered in the same timeslot last year.  Read Allison’s review here.
  • Finally, the promising new Andy Samberg-led comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine scored a solid 2.5 rating in the demo and 6 million viewers.  However, next week Fox’s comedy lineup will face off against NCIS and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so it’ll be interesting to see how well everything holds.  Read Allison’s review of Brooklyn Nine-Nine here.

Jake Johnson Talks DRINKING BUDDIES, Drinking Real Beer During the Shoot, Working with Olivia Wilde and Growing a Beard, Plus NEW GIRL & LET’S BE COPS

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Directed by Joe Swanberg, Drinking Buddies tells the story of Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson), who work together at a craft brewery. They have one of those friendships that feels like it could be something more, and that should make each of their significant others (played by Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick) uncomfortable.

At the film’s press day, actor Jake Johnson spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why he wanted to do Drinking Buddies, getting to drink real beer throughout the shoot, what it was like to work with his co-star Olivia Wilde, and how much he loved the beard he grew for the role.  He also talked about why he was all for Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Johnson) getting together on the Fox comedy series New Girl (returning on September 17th), how much fun it was to reunite with Damon Wayans, Jr. (who did the New Girl pilot before being recast) for the action-comedy Let’s Be Cops, the crazy injury he got while shooting a stunt, and the projects that he and his producing partner Max Winkler are looking to do with their company, Walcott.  Check out what he had to say after the jump. 

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.

GAME OF THRONES, THE AMERICANS, and NEW GIRL Score Critics Choice TV Awards Nominations; MAD MEN and MODERN FAMILY Shunned

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Nominations for the 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Awards have been announced, and along with plenty of welcome surprises there are a couple of snubs that are likely to have people talking.  Here’s a brief rundown of some of the highlights:

  • Best Drama Series nominees include Game of Thrones, Homeland, Breaking Bad, and FX’s excellent new series The Americans.  Conspicuously absent is Mad Men, which only scored one nomination overall for Elisabeth Moss as Lead Actress.
  • Best Comedy Series nominees include Louie, New Girl, Parks and Recreation, and Veep, with Emmy favorite Modern Family failing to land a nomination along with last year’s winner Community.  Instead, ABC sitcom The Middle made the cut.
  • Netflix’s House of Cards scored two nominations for Best Actor (Kevin Spacey) and a very deserved Best Supporting Actor nod for Corey Stoll.
  • David Lynch landed a Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series nom for his excellent work in Louie, and Happy Endings alums Casey Wilson and Adam Pally were recognized in the supporting categories.
  • The love it/loathe it HBO comedy Girls didn’t get a Best Comedy Series nod, but received acting nominations for Lena Dunham, Alex Karpovsky, and Patrick Wilson.
  • FX’s American Horror Story and CBS’ The Big Bang Theory scored the most nominations with six each, topping all other programs.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of nominees, and sound off in the comments with your thoughts on the lineup.  The awards will be handed out on June 10th.

Tuesday TV Ratings: NEW GIRL and MINDY PROJECT Even in Finales, GRIMM Dips

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Tuesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a look at the night’s original scripted programming:

  • The season finale of Fox’s New Girl was even with last week’s 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.06 million viewers, while the season finale of The Mindy Project was also flat with a 1.3 rating and 2.65 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Grimm notched a 1.7 rating and 5.51 million viewers, dipping a tenth from last week’s 1.8 rating.
  • Over at CBS, NCIS garnered a 3.2 rating and 18.16 million viewers for a rise of one tenth from last week’s 3.1 rating, NCIS: Los Angeles earned a 2.5 rating and notched 13.35 million viewers for a rise of one tenth from last week’s 2.4 rating, and Golden Boy was even with last week’s 1.2 rating and scored 7.1 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Body of Proof was even with last week’s 1.4 rating and garnered 8.52 million viewers.
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