Here’s a look at this week’s new Blu-ray releases:
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 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 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 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’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 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 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.
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.
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.
The ratings for Friday evening’s programming are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- The season premiere of Nikita premiered quite low, as the episode netted a 0.3 rating and 950,000 viewers.
- Though the show has been on an uptick as of late, this week’s episode of Grimm was down a tad with a 1.4 rating and 4.9 million viewers. That’s a 13% drop from last week’s 1.6.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Friday, October 19th.
Friday’s TV ratings numbers are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- The final season of Fringe keeps on truckin’, and this week’s episode was even with last week, garnering a 1.0 rating and 2.7 million viewers.
- NBC’s Friday favorite Grimm dipped a bit, landing a 1.5 rating and 4.9 million viewers. That’s down from last week’s 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demo.
- Expectedly, CBS’ Blue Bloods was the most-watched program of the night with 10.5 million viewers and a 1.4 rating.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report from Friday, October 12th.
Friday’s TV ratings numbers are in. Here’s a brief look at some of the highlights:
- NBC’s Grimm was even with last week, earning a 1.6 rating and 5.19 million viewers.
- The second episode of Fringe’s final season was down from its season premiere with a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.03 million viewers
- CBS’ Friday juggernaut Blue Bloods was down from last week, scoring a 1.2 rating in the demo and 9.59 million viewers.
Hit the jump for details on all the scripted programming from Friday, October 5th including CSI: NY, Made in Jersey, 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.
NBC’s fairytale-tinged police series Grimm started out last year in a grim spot in the schedule (Friday nights, to which it will return in September), one of many supernatural shows popping up just about everywhere. It seemed at first a direct competitor to ABC’s Once Upon A Time, which quickly gained a rabid following. But besides their supernatural tints, the shows are extremely different in execution.
I reviewed the first three episodes of Grimm last year and found it diverting but not exceptional, especially in such a jam-packed fall lineup of great shows. But as things went on the show started coming more into its own, moving away from its procedural roots to more of a wholly supernatural show (that borrows from quite a number of other fantasy series, including Lord of the Rings), and left its first season with a number of cliff hangers. For more on what’s in store for the upcoming season (as well as a helpful video reminder of the past one) hit the jump.