NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates; CONSTANTINE Debuts October 24th

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NBC has announced fall premiere dates for its upcoming series.  Most everything debuts the week of September 22nd, but there are a couple of notable outliers.

  • The Blacklist returns for its second season on Monday, September 22nd, though it will shift to Thursdays starting midseason to make way for the new Katherine Heigl drama State of Affairs.
  • Parenthood will begin its sixth and final season—consisting of 13 episodes—on Thursday, September 25th.
  • Fans will have to wait a little longer for the highly anticipated DC Comics adaptation Constantine, as it will be given a pre-Halloween debut on Friday, October 24th at 10pm, following the fourth season premiere of Grimm.

Hit the jump to check out the full fall schedule.

Post-Mortem: Silas Weir Mitchell Talks GRIMM Season 3 Finale, His Reaction to First Reading the Script, the Changing Relationship Dynamic in Season 4, and More

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The Season 3 finale of the NBC series Grimm had so many memorable and jaw-dropping moments, and fans will have to wait until the fall season to get answers.  In the meantime, we got on the phone with actor Silas Weir Mitchell (who plays Monroe, a reformed Blutbad and best friend to Grimm/Detective Nick Burkhardt) to talk about all of the craziness this season and look ahead to Season 4.

During the interview, he talked about his reaction when he first read the finale, getting an extra couple of days to shoot because of everything in it, what he found most surprising about the episode, how awesome their final wedding outfits were, his concern that Monroe and Rosalee (Bree Turner) might never actually get to say their vows, the great complication that Monroe’s parents provided this season, finally learning how Wesen know when someone is a Grimm, adding another Grimm to the mix, and how what’s happened to Nick (David Giuntoli) might affect their friendship.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

NBC Unveils 2014-15 Schedule; THE BLACKLIST Moves to Thursdays Midseason; CONSTANTINE Slated for Fridays

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NBC is the first network to unveil its full schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 TV season.  Here are the highlights:

  • TV’s biggest new show of this season, The Blacklist, will be switching timeslots come midseason.  Starting in February, the excellent James Spader-fronted series will move from Mondays to Thursdays, and it has also been tapped for the coveted post-Super Bowl slot.
  • When The Blacklist takes its winter hiatus, the new Katherine Heigl CIA drama State of Affairs will take over its Monday slot.
  • The DC Comics adaptation Constantine will air on Fridays at 10pm, where NBC has been trying hard to carve out a “genre night” with Grimm, the now-cancelled Dracula, and the recently renewed Hannibal.  The latter will likely debut midseason, as it has the past two years, but no word on what day of the week it will air.
  • Wednesdays have been dubbed “procedural night” as new series The Mysteries of Laura will air in front of Law & Order: SVU and Chicago P.D.
  • As previously noted, Parenthood will air its final 13-episode season in the fall and Parks and Recreation will kick off its last season after the new year.

Hit the jump to check out the full schedule.

Toy Fair 2014: Over 70 Pictures of New Figures from THE WALKING DEAD, Marvel, GODZILLA, ALIEN, BATMAN, GAME OF THRONES, STAR WARS, and More

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Toy Fair at the Javits Center in New York City is absolutely enormous.  There’s 412,000 net square feet of exhibit space and a whole section of it is devoted to action figures alone with high quality collectibles from Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Alien, Godzilla and so much more.

Dark Horse had a slew of Marvel Classic items on display, a bunch of Game of Thrones characters and even a bust of Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) from Grimm.  Kotobukiya came with loads of stunning Marvel designs including their April 2014 release, Nightwing, and also a Batman: Arkham Origins piece, but there’s still no debut date for that one.  The McFarlane Toys booth was loaded with Walking Dead characters with a 10-inch Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) as well as a statue of The Governor’s zombie fish tank.  Catch all of that and loads more after the jump.

NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt Talks PETER PAN, EMERALD CITY, THE SLAP, STATE OF AFFAIRS, PARKS AND RECREATION, GRIMM, and COMMUNITY

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As part of the TCA Press Tour presentation for NBC, Chairman Robert Greenblatt took some time to talk about the network’s current and upcoming line-up, as well as some possibilities for the future.  During the interview, he talked about how Peter Pan will be their next live production, airing on December 4th, what people can expect from their Emerald City series with a 20-year-old Dorothy in the center of it, the mini-series The Slap, about a family that gets torn apart when a child is slapped by a family member at a barbecue, State of Affairs, starring and produced by Katherine Heigl, in which she plays a special CIA advisor to the president, their development relationship with Amy Poehler, and the possibility of another season of Grimm, Parks and Recreation, and Community.  Check out what he had to say after the jump. 

New to Blu-ray: WORLD WAR Z, BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, ARROW: The Complete First Season, and More

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

NBC Executives Robert Greenblatt and Jennifer Salke Talk Hilary Clinton and ROSEMARY’S BABY Miniseries, HANNIBAL, GRIMM, DRACULA, and More

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As part of the TCA Press Tour presentation for NBC, Chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt and President of Entertainment Jennifer Salke took some time to talk about their comedies and dramas, both with their present line-up and what’s to come. During this interview, they talked about their upcoming line-up of mini-series – AD: After the Bible, the story of Cleopatra, the life of Hillary Clinton (played by Diane Lane), an updated remake of Rosemary’s Baby, and a new version of Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers – the motivations behind moving the production for Revolution from North Carolina to Texas, recognizing that Hannibal really pushes the envelope, why they chose to move Grimm back to Fridays, and just how graphic Dracula will get. Check out what they had to say after the jump.

NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates; PARKS AND RECREATION Gets Hourlong London-Set Opener

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NBC has announced premiere dates for its fall programming, which will kick off on September 23rd.  Briefly:

  • The James Spader-led new crime drama series The Blacklist will premiere on Monday, September 23rd at 10pm, followed by the two-hour season premiere of The Voice.
  • The second season of Chicago Fire kicks off on Tuesday, September 24th at 10pm.
  • Revolution’s second season begins on Wednesday, September 25th in its new timeslot of 8pm.
  • The sixth season of the brilliant comedy series Parks and Recreation will kick off with a special hourlong episode on Thursday, September 26th at 8pm that takes place in London, followed by back-to-back episodes of the new comedy The Michael J. Fox Show at 9pm.
  • The swell tear-inducing drama Parenthood begins its fifth season on Thursday, September 26th in its new 10pm timeslot (aka the “death knell” timeslot).
  • Just in time for Halloween, the third season of Grimm begins on Friday, October 25th at 9pm, followed by the premiere of the new limited series Dracula starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers at 10pm.
  • As previously reported, the Dan Harmon-led fifth season of Community will premiere midseason along with season two of Hannibal.

Hit the jump to read the full fall lineup, click here to watch trailers for the network’s new series, and click here to check out the full 2013-14 schedule.

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.

NBC Unveils 2013-14 Schedule; Revamps Thursday Nights, Moves REVOLUTION to Wednesdays, Delays COMMUNITY Return

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NBC has announced its schedule for the 2013-14 season, and as expected Thursday has been entirely retooled.  Here are a few highlights:

  • Thursday nights will kick off with Parks and Recreation, followed by new comedies Welcome to The Family, Sean Saves the World, and The Michael J. Fox show.  Parenthood will air in the slightly jinxed 10pm slot.
  • The drama series Revolution has been moved to Wednesday nights at 8pm, Chicago Fire will now air Tuesday at 10pm, and Grimm has been moved back to Friday nights at 9pm.
  • The limited series Dracula will air on Friday nights in the fall, and will be replaced by the pirate drama Crossbones in midseason.
  • The season five premiere of Community has been delayed to an unspecified date and time—surprise, surprise.
  • In order to take advantage of the Winter Olympics ratings boost, new dramas Believe, Crisis, and the aforementioned Crossbones will premiere midseason.
  • Renewal decisions have yet to be made regarding Hannibal and Celebrity Apprentice, but are expected in the next few weeks.
  • As previously reported, Go On, Up All Night, 1600 Penn, Whitney, and Guys with Kids have been cancelled.

Hit the jump to check out the full schedule along with the first trailer for the James Spader-led new drama series The Blacklist.  Check back here on Collider tomorrow to watch trailers for all of NBC’s new shows.

Tuesday TV Ratings: NEW GIRL Up, NCIS Down, GRIMM Holds Steady

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

  • Fox’s New Girl hit a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.97 million viewers, rising one tenth from last week’s 2.0 rating, while The Mindy Project was even with last week’s 1.3 rating and scored 2.71 million viewers.
  • Over at NBC, Grimm continues to do well in its new night and timeslot as the most recent episode hit a 1.9 rating and 6.01 million viewers, even with last week’s performance.
  • CBS’ NCIS was down two tenths from last week’s 3.1 rating with a 2.9 rating and 17 million viewers, NCIS: Los Angeles notched a 2.4 rating and 13.02 million viewers for a rise of two tenths from last week’s series low, and new drama Golden Boy garnered a 1.2 rating and 7.13 million viewers, down from last week’s 1.3 rating.
  • ABC’s Body of Proof hit a 1.4 rating and 8.14 million viewers, which is down two tenths from its last original episode’s 1.6 rating.
  • On The CW, Hart of Dixie was even with last week’s 0.5 rating and scored 1.24 million viewers.

Tuesday TV Ratings: NEW GIRL Dips, GRIMM Way Up in Timeslot Premiere, MINDY PROJECT Matches Series Low

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Tuesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown of the night’s scripted programming:

  • A fantastic virginity-themed episode of Fox’s New Girl slipped a bit, scoring a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.63 million viewers for a 9% drop from its last original episode’s 2.2 rating.
  • Elsewhere on Fox, The Mindy Project notched a series low-matching 1.3 rating and 2.63 million viewers for a drop of 13% from its last new episode’s 1.5 rating.
  • NBC’s Grimm performed extremely well in its new timeslot premiere, notching a 2.0 rating and 6 million viewers for a big rise of 54% from last week’s 1.3 rating.  The network recently moved the genre-oriented series from Fridays to Tuesdays.
  • Over at CBS, NCIS was up 7% from last week’s 2.8 rating with a 3.0 rating and 17.68 million viewers, NCIS: Los Angeles hit a series low 2.2 rating and 12.93 million viewers for a drop of 19% from last week’s 2.7 rating, and Golden Boy tied its series low with a 1.3 rating and 7.75 million viewers for a 7% drop from last week’s 1.4 rating.
  • Finally, The CW’s Hart of Dixie was up 25% from last week’s series low 0.4 rating, hitting a 0.5 rating and 1.2 million viewers.

NBC Renews REVOLUTION, GRIMM, PARENTHOOD, CHICAGO FIRE, and LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT

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NBC has renewed five drama series for next season, all for 22 episodes each.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Revolution – The genre-oriented drama from executive producers Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk has been one of the most successful new series on network TV this season, so a renewal seemed likely.
  • Grimm – This one flies under the radar, but Grimm is actually one of the most consistent performers on NBC.  The supernatural series will return for a third season this fall.
  • Parenthood – One of the best-reviewed dramas on television has been a bubble show essentially since its series premiere, but Jason Katims’ ensemble family drama showed much improvement ratings-wise this year.  The series will return for a fifth season this fall.
  • Chicago Fire – The procedural from Law & Order head honcho Dick Wolf got off to a rough start, but quickly became one of the better-performing dramas on the network.  The series will return for a second season this fall.
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – The long-running spinoff series has been renewed for a 15th season despite disappointing ratings.

Hit the jump for more, including the status of NBC comedies like Parks and Recreation and Community.

David Giuntoli Talks GRIMM and What Fans Can Expect, Including Big Fights, Roommates, Romance, Friendships, the Mother-Son Dynamic and More

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When the NBC drama series Grimm returns tonight, Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) is back and ready for vengeance.  After having learned what’s really been going on, Nick and Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) finally go head-to-head, while Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) and Renard’s undeniable attraction reaches dangerous new heights.  The show also stars Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee and Bree Turner.

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, show star David Giuntoli talked about where things will pick back up, the big fight he had to shoot with co-star Sasha Roiz, how Nick and Captain Renard have to still find a way to work together, what kind of roommate Nick will make for Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), what it was like to get to explore the mother-son dynamic with actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, how much he’s enjoyed the change in the Nick-Hank (Russell Hornsby) dynamic, who else he’d love to find out about Nick’s secret, and what he’d like to see from the Nick-Juliette relationship.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers

Bitsie Tulloch Talks GRIMM, Her Biggest Acting Challenges This Season, Which Creatures She Finds the Creepiest and What’s Next for Her Character

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In the fall finale of Grimm, troublemaker Adalind (Claire Coffee) returns to wreak havoc in everyone’s lives and avenge her mother’s brutal death.  Naturally, she has her eyes set on Portland Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) and those closest to him, including his partner Hank (Russell Hornsby) and fiancée Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch).  Meanwhile, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) is trying to help Juliette and Nick’s boss, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz), deal with their escalating obsession.

During this recent interview, actress Bitsie Tulloch talked about the connection between Juliette and Renard, whether or not Monroe will keep their secret, how the return of Adalind will affect things, the biggest acting challenges she’s had this season, how her personal backstory became Juliette’s backstory, which creatures she’s found the most creepy, how she’s rooting for Juliette to get her memory back, what she hopes is next for the character’s evolution, and whether fans are more Team Nick or Team Renard (or Team Monroe!).  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

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