Tuesday’s TV ratings are in and it was a big night for NBC. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- A particularly emotional episode (aren’t they all?) of NBC’s excellent drama Parenthood scored the show’s best ratings in nearly a year as the Tuesday’s ep netted a 2.0 demo rating and 5 million viewers.
- The new Matthew Perry-fronted NBC comedy Go On hit a three-week high as this week’s episode garnered a 2.8 rating and 7 million viewers.
- Fresh off full-season pick-ups, Fox’s Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project were down a tad and even, respectively, compared to last week’s episodes.
- The CW’s Hart of Dixie took a drop again, earning a 0.4 rating down from last week’s 0.7.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, October 9th, including New Girl, Vegas, Raising Hope, The New Normal, Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, and more.
Tuesday night’s comedies took another hit this week in the ratings. Here’s a brief glance at the highlights:
- Fox’s New Girl was even with last week’s premiere, earning a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demo for a solid hold.
- Elsewhere on Fox the results weren’t quite as promising, as both The Mindy Project and Ben and Kate were down from their series premieres last week with a 1.9 rating and a 1.6, respectively.
- NBC didn’t fare much better, as The New Normal and Go On were also down with a 1.7 and a 2.2 rating in the demo, respectively. Nevertheless, both series were picked up for full season orders yesterday.
- The second season of The CW’s Hart of Dixie came back strong, earning a 0.7 rating in the demo which is up from the 0.6 rating for the season one finale.
Hit the jump for all the ratings results from Tuesday, October 2nd, including Raising Hope, Parenthood, Vegas, NCIS, and more.
As part of the TCA Press Tour presentation for Fox, President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly took some time to talk about where things stand with some of the new comedies and dramas, as well as old favorites, Glee and Fringe. During the interview, he spoke about their new comedy block which includes New Girl, Raising Hope, Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project, what Glee 2.0 will look like, the importance of giving Fringe a final season, how they’ll approach genre programming in the future, their hope for Primetime Emmy nominations next year, and the likelihood of Seth MacFarlane returning to live-action on the network. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
Yesterday we got a look at what NBC will be offering by way of scheduling and new series this fall, and now Fox has announced their upcoming 2012 schedule. As far as shifts for returning series go, the Kiefer Sutherland drama Touch has been moved to Fridays, while Ryan Murphy’s Glee (which has been on a ratings downslide as of late) has been put in the post-X Factor/American Idol slot on Thursday nights. Moreover, the network announced that Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson will be doing guest star arcs on Glee for the show’s upcoming fourth season.
As far as new shows go, The Office star Mindy Kaling’s new show, currently titled The Mindy Project (hopefully a temporary title), and the new ensemble comedy Ben and Kate will join Raising Hope and the hit Zooey Deschanel series New Girl on Tuesdays for an all-comedy night. I’m a huge fan of New Girl and I’m hoping The Mindy Project will be a nice companion show. Another high profile new series, Kevin Williamson’s serial killer show The Following starring Kevin Bacon, has been slated to premiere at midseason. Hit the jump to get a look at the full Fox schedule.
Before the season is even over, Fox is already looking to the future and just announced renewal for three of the network’s top comedy series. The musical series Glee, the freshman series New Girl, and the family comedy Raising Hope have all been renewed for another season.
Frankly, New Girl is the most thrilling announcement as it’s easily the best new comedy of the past season, and I can’t wait to see where it goes in the fall. Meanwhile, Glee has been trying my patience, and I don’t think I’ll be tuning in next season unless the end of this third season is top notch. Raising Hope just hasn’t fit into my viewing schedule, but if it’s getting a third season, maybe I’ll have to catch up. Either way, it sounds like Fox is pretty happy with its Tuesday comedy line-up. Read the full press release after the jump.
Just recently we got a rundown of premiere dates for The CW’s returning and new series for the 2011-2012, now Fox has unveiled their premiere dates for new and returning series starting in September. Returning series include the musical comedy Glee, the family sitcom Raising Hope, and the long-running animated hit Family Guy. In addition, you’ll find premiere dates for promising new series like Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi drama Terra Nova, Jonah Hill’s new animated comedy Allen Gregory and Zooey Deschanel’s charmingly funny New Girl. For information on all the new series hitting fox, be sure to check out our upfronts article from last month. But for a full rundown of Fox’s premiere dates for these series and more (including The X Factor if that kind of show is your cup of tea) hit the jump.
We just recently found out the nominees for the first Critics Choice Television Awards, but now we have the list of fantastic shows and talents which have been nominated for the long-running Television Critics’ Association awards. This year the 27th annual awards nominees prove that the TCA just knows what they’re talking about when it comes to quality television, even moreso than the primtetime Emmys. THR unveiled the list with Game of Thrones, Justified and Parks and Recreation leading the pack with four nominations each including love for those series’ cast members like Peter Dinklage, Timothy Olyphant and Amy Poehler. Once again it’s also great to see Community and Louie get some respect along with respective cast members Danny Pudi and Louis C.K. also receiving nominations. Check out the full list of nominees after jump.
March is a great month for people who like things en masse. There’s March Madness, of course, for fans of college basketball. There’s SXSW for lovers of movies and/or music. And for the TV geek, there’s PaleyFest. This year’s line-up features a metric ton of panels for The Walking Dead, True Blood, White Collar, Hot in Cleveland, Parks & Recreation, Eastbound & Down, Supernatural, American Idol, Community, Glee, and Raising Hope. But the big draw has to be “An Evening with Jimmy Fallon.” Wait — that can’t be right.
Oh, no it’s the combined Freaks & Geeks/Undeclared panel moderated by Judd Apatow. Those shows launched more than their share of careers, including Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, and Jason Segel — all official guests. Freak James Franco isn’t listed, but given how busy he likes to keep, my fingers are crossed for a surprise appearance as one of the “additional members of the casts & creative teams.”
PaleyFest 2011 unfolds March 4-17 at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles. Hit the jump to see the full list of panelists.
More news from the Television Critics Association comes in the form of Fox’s early pick-up of a second season for their successful new comedy Raising Hope. Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company said, “Raising Hope has emerged as a comedic standout: wickedly smart, hilarious and full of heart. Greg Garcia and his great cast have established an appointment show on Tuesday nights this season, and we’re confident it’s just the beginning of great things to come.” Surely fans are rejoicing already. Raising Hope returns for the rest of its first season on Tuesday, February 8th at 9/8c.
For the sneak preview premiere dates for Steven Spielberg’s Terra Nova and the previously reported untitled sketch comedy series from Jamie Foxx, hit the jump.
Around awards season, I’m always interested by the nominations of guilds or other groups with a specific technical focus. Of course, the Society of Camera Operators found a way to honor The Social Network like everyone else. But Hereafter and Salt, which won’t contend for many awards as complete works, also earned nominations alongside The Town and The Fighter for feature film camera operator of the year.
The nominees in television are similarly eclectic. The final season of 24 missed out on a swan song at the Emmys and the Golden Globes, but is recognized here with House, Bones, Sons of Anarchy, and Raising Hope. Hit the jump for the full list.
Despite the fact that Lone Star and My Generation have already been axed (and shows like Running Wilde and Outlaw are on the bubble), at least one series has already garnered enough to success to warrant a full season order. Today Fox announced (via press release) their order for 9 more episodes of Raising Hope for a full season order of 22 episodes altogether. The family comedy is the first new series to snag a full season order. Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly says, “With Raising Hope, Greg Garcia captures a smart take on the working-class family with a great mix of wild comedy and a big dose of heart. The show is running like a Swiss clock, and we’re very happy with how well audiences have responded so far – so we’re confident it will build an even bigger audience throughout the season.” Anyone out there completely stoked about this?
This fall, Fox presented two live-action sitcoms to me, a huge champion of Arrested Development and sorta-fan of My Name Is Earl.
1) Running Wilde: created by Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Jim Vallely (Arrested __Development), starring Will Arnett (Arrested Development)
2) Raising Hope: created by Greg Garcia, the man behind Earl and (shudder) Yes, Dear
If you were to ask me three months ago which pilot would be funnier, I would be shocked at the answer: Raising Hope. My review — which invokes the Coen Brothers for some reason — after the jump.
The time is finally upon us for the 2010 fall TV season to kick off next week with the return of all your favorite series and the premiere of some brand new ones for you to sink your teeth into (or forget about completely). We’ve been posting reviews here and there for several of the new shows, but right now we’re just going to give you the line-up of most of the new series hitting the different networks complete with plot description and premiere time. You can find the line-up after the jump (organized chronologically by premiere date), but stay tuned for more pilot reviews as the fall season starts next week as well as episode recaps for several prominent series both new and old.
Fox has announced their fall premiere dates, kicking things off on September 11th with an astounding 800th episode of Cops. All of the new series (Lone Star, Raising Hope, Running Wilde) and most of the new seasons (House, Glee, Hell’s Kitchen, Bones, Fringe, Human Target, The Good Guys, The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy) will premiere the following week, September 20-26.
With September 26th allotted to a one-hour season premiere of Family Guy, the season premiere (and 100th episode) of American Dad will be held for October 3rd, while the third season of Lie to Me will drop on November 10th. Hit the jump for the full schedule.
With the release of Fox’s 2010-11 schedule comes a whole bunch of preview clips to promote the network’s new shows. We have video from new fall shows Lonestar, Raising Hope, and Running Wilde as well as midseason offerings Mixed Signals, Bob’s Burgers, and Ride-Along; from the early looks of things, Fox has a really impressive slate for the upcoming season. The videos are embedded after the jump: scroll through to see a trailer and clips from each show.