Rebecca Mader Reveals Which WIZARD OF OZ Characters Might be Coming to ONCE UPON A TIME at WonderCon

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During a roundtable interview with press before the Once Upon a Time panel, recurring guest star Rebecca Mader was talking about some of the things she’s excited about seeing as the third season nears its end.  Most of the things she mentioned have already been reported elsewhere, but there was one name she dropped that came as a bit of a surprise.  Warning: There are spoilers ahead for upcoming episodes, so read on after the jump, only if you really want to know. 

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY Tops the Demo; ONCE UPON A TIME Falls to Series Low

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TV ratings for Sunday, April 13th are in, though CBS’ early numbers aren’t helpful since the programming suffered a delay due to The Masters tournament.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox’s Family Guy scored the night’s highest ratings in the 18-49 demo with a 2.1 rating and 4.28 million viewers, though it was down 9% from last week’s episode.  Elsewhere on the network, Bob’s Burgers fell 11% to a 0.8 rating and 1.89 million viewers, American Dad dropped 8% to a 1.1 rating and 2.33 million viewers, The Simpsons dipped 16% to a 1.6 rating and 3.59 million viewers, and the excellent Cosmos notched a 1.2 rating and 3.5 million viewers for a drop of 20%.
  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time was down 21% to 1.9 rating and 6.25 million viewers, which ties its series low.  Resurrection dropped 9% to its own series low 2.0 rating and 7.12 million viewers, and Revenge matched last week’s series low with a 1.3 rating and 5.11 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, Believe was even with last week’s series low 1.0 rating and scored 4.36 million viewers, while Crisis ticked up 10% to a 1.1 rating and 4.02 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: GAME OF THRONES Premiere Scores Highest HBO Ratings Since THE SOPRANOS Finale

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TV ratings for Sunday evening are in, and unsurprisingly HBO has a stellar night.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The season four premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones scored a record 6.6 million viewers, which is up a whopping 2.2 million from last year’s 4.4 million premiere.  Adding in the encore’s 1.6 million viewers, the show totaled 8.2 million viewers on Sunday night.  The opener topped the previous Game of Thrones record of 5.5 million, which it hit in the third episode of season three, and last night’s episode was the most-watched HBO telecast since the series finale of The Sopranos.
  • Additionally, the series premiere of the excellent new comedy series Silicon Valley brought in 2 million viewers, scoring the network’s biggest half-hour launch since 2009’s Hung.  The season three premiere of Veep (also fantastic) averaged 1 million viewers, which is even with its season two finale.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report for Sunday, April 6th, including Once Upon a Time, Believe, Crisis, Family Guy, and more.

Rebecca Mader Talks ONCE UPON A TIME, Playing the Wicked Witch, Broomstick Action, Working with Episode Director Mario Van Peebles, and More

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In Episode 16 of Once Upon A Time (called “It’s Not Easy Being Green”), the wicked Zelena (Rebecca Mader) challenges Regina (Lana Parrilla) to a fight to the death and reveals their shocking familial connection.  Meanwhile back in the past in the land of Oz, viewers will get a greater understanding of the Wicked Witch and learn about why she’s so upset, why she’s seeking vengeance, why she’s become green, and why she’s become wicked.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Rebecca Mader talked about how much fun she’s having playing the Wicked Witch, how no one should want to get caught in the crossfire of the wicked vs. evil duel, getting to do all of her own broomstick action, what it’s like to put the green make-up and the witch’s hat on, having no allies to turn to, working with Mario Van Peebles as the episode’s director, finding her own version of this character, what it’s like to join a pre-existing hit, much like she did previously with Lost, keeping story secrets, and just how much she knew about her character’s journey ahead of time.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers

Sunday TV Ratings: THE WALKING DEAD Ends Season with Strong 15.7 Million Viewers, But Down from Premiere; BELIEVE and CRISIS Drop

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

  • AMC closed out its fourth season finale of The Walking Dead last night to the tune of 15.7 million viewers, which is a finale record for the show.  This is the first time in the series’ history that its finale numbers were lower than its premiere numbers, as the season four premiere scored 16.2 million viewers.  That said, 15.7 million viewers is nothing to scoff at—especially on cable TV.  Read Dave’s full recap here.
  • NBC’s new drama series, however, did not do so hot.  Believe dropped 8% to a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.81 million viewers, and Crisis was down 23% to a 1.0 rating and 4.32 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report for Sunday, March 30th, including Resurrection, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Once Upon a Time, and more.

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY and RESURRECTION Dip; BOB’S BURGERS Ticks Up

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TV ratings for Sunday, March 23rd are in, though CBS’ programming was delayed due to NCAA basketball so those initial numbers are inaccurate at the moment.  Here’s the brief rundown for the rest of the networks:

  • Fox’s Animation Domination kicked off with a new episode of Bob’s Burgers, which ticked up one tenth to a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.54 million viewers.  American Dad was down a tenth to a 1.3 rating and notched 2.71 million viewers, The Simpsons matched last week’s 1.9 rating and raked in 3.93 million viewers, Family Guy was down a tenth to a 2.2 rating and 4.28 million viewers, and Cosmos dropped three tenths to a 1.7 rating and garnered 4.23 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, new drama series Believe dropped three tenths to a 1.2 rating and 5.06 million viewers, while new drama Crisis was also down three tenths to a 1.3 rating and 5.04 million viewers.
  • ABC’s new drama Resurrection also dropped, waning six tenths to a 2.5 rating and 9.22 million viewers.  Once Upon a Time was down four tenths to a 2.0 rating and 6.61 million viewers, while Revenge dipped one tenth to a 1.6 rating and 5.71 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: RESURRECTION Drops Slightly for Solid Hold; BELIEVE Plummets

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TV ratings for Sunday, March 16th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • ABC’s new series Resurrection dropped 21% from its premiere with a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 10.8 million viewers, but it still remained the top program of the night.  Elsewhere on the network, Once Upon a Time dropped 4% to a 2.3 rating and 7.47 million viewers, while Revenge was down 11% to a 1.7 rating and 6.17 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, Bob’s Burgers rose 22% to a 1.1 rating and 2.49 million viewers, American Dad dipped 13% to a 1.3 rating and 2.75 million viewers, Family Guy rose 5% to a 2.3 rating and 4.59 million viewers, and Cosmos dropped 10% to a 2.1 rating and 4.91 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Believe suffered a massive drop following last week’s premiere, dipping 48% to a 1.4 rating and 6.17 million viewers.  The premiere of Crisis hit a 1.6 rating and scored 6.51 million viewers.
  • CBS’ The Good Wife was even with last week’s 1.3 rating and scored 8.38 million viewers, while The Mentalist dropped 19% to a 1.3 rating and scored 8.66 million viewers.

Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis Talk ONCE UPON A TIME, Why the Wicked Witch Wants Vengeance, Her Backstory, Glinda, and the L. Frank Baum Books

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After having put their differences aside to work together and save the day, the fairy tale characters from the ABC drama series Once Upon a Time are now facing a new threat, in the form of the Wicked Witch of the West (Rebecca Mader).  With Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) having successfully jogged Emma Swan’s (Jennifer Morrison) memory, which had been wiped clean in order to save the residents of Storybrooke, she must once again help her fairy tale family and friends out of a desperate situation.  The show also stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Michael Raymond-James, Jared S. Gilmore and Robert Carlyle.

During this recent interview to discuss what’s to come for the remainder of this season, showrunners Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis talked about why the Wicked Witch wants vengeance, how much we’ll learn about her backstory, what type of Glinda (Sunny Mabrey) we’ll see, that they’ll be hitting on a number of touchstones from the L. Frank Baum books, the journey for Henry to get his memory back, how Neal is dealing with his grief over Emma and Henry, where Emma’s heart is at when it comes to Neal and Hook, where things are at for Belle, an upcoming flashback to a young Cora (Rose McGowan), how disappointed they were not to be able to get Jamie Dornan to return this season, and just how much of a mystery Snow White’s pregnancy will turn out to be.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Sunday TV Ratings: ONCE UPON A TIME Returns Up, RESURRECTION Premieres Big, and THE GOOD WIFE Returns Down

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TV ratings for Sunday, March 9th, are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox’s animation domination block kicked off with Bob’s Burgers, which dropped over half a ratings point to a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.11 million viewers.  The Simpsons was also down with a 1.2 rating and 2.65 million viewers and a 1.6 rating and 3.73 million viewers for two back-to-back episodes.  Family Guy, meanwhile, ticked up two tenths to a 2.2 rating and 4.49 million viewers, while the premiere of Cosmos (read Allison’s review here) hit a solid 2.1 rating and 5.79 million viewers on Fox, though it aired at the same time on a multitude of networks.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time returned up four tenths to a 2.3 rating and 7.27 million viewers, new drama series Resurrection premiered to a big 3.6 rating and 13.31 million viewers, and Revenge returned up six tenths to a 1.9 rating and scored 6.5 million viewers.
  • CBS’ The Good Wife was down half a ratings point in its return with a 1.3 rating and 8.91 million viewers, while The Mentalist dropped two tenths to a 1.6 rating and 9.94 million viewers.

Colin O’Donoghue Talks ONCE UPON A TIME, Hook’s Beliefs, Backstory and Relationships; Blackbeard; the Wicked Witch; and a Shocking Major Character Death

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After having put their differences aside to work together and save the day, the fairy tale characters from the ABC drama series Once Upon a Time will be facing a new threat, in the form of the Wicked Witch of the West (Rebecca Mader).  When things pick back up, Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) has come calling on Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) in New York City, in an attempt to jog her memory, which had been wiped clean in order to save the residents of Storybrooke, so that she can once again help her fairy tale family and friends out of a desperate situation.  The show also stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Michael Raymond-James, Jared S. Gilmore and Robert Carlyle.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Colin O’Donoghue talked about how Hook really believed that he would just swoop in and save the day, that the relationship between Hook and Emma is a complicated one, how big of a part of the story the Wicked Witch of the West will be, what fans can expect from the interaction between Hook and Blackbeard (Charles Mesure), how shocking the upcoming major character death will be, what he thinks of Hook’s backstory, that he believes Hook’s feelings for Emma are genuine, and what he’s enjoyed most about bringing this version of Captain Hook to life.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers

Rose McIver Talks BRIGHTEST STAR, Acting in All Mediums, Working on MASTERS OF SEX, ONCE UPON A TIME, and More

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The indie dramedy Brightest Star tells the story of a young man (Chris Lowell) who’s fresh out of college and devastated because the girl of his dreams (Rose McIver) has dumped him.  While trying to transform himself into the man she desires, he starts to find the person he might actually be.  From director Maggie Kiley, the film also stars Clark Gregg, Allison Janney and Jessica Szohr.

At the film’s press day, actress Rose McIver spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how she came to be a part of this film, what she thought she could bring to this character, working with Chris Lowell, what Maggie Kiley was like, as a director, and what she loves about acting in all mediums.  She also talked about the great experiences she’s had working on Masters of Sex, where Beau Bridges and Allison Janney play her parents, and playing Tinker Bell on Once Upon A Time.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD Rise; ONCE UPON A TIME Dips

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Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox’s Family Guy quickly undid its big character “death” from a few weeks ago last night to the tune of a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 6.27 million viewers, rising three tenths from last week’s 2.7 rating.  Elsewhere on Fox, The Simpsons rose four tenths to a 3.5 rating and 8.38 million viewers, Bob’s Burgers was up three tenths to a 2.4 rating and 5.53 million viewers, and American Dad ticked up three tenths to a 2.4 rating and 4.94 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time fell two tenths to a series low-tying 1.9 rating and 6.4 million viewers, Revenge dropped a tenth to a 1.5 rating and 6.1 million viewers, and Betrayal notched a 0.8 rating and 3.7 million viewers for a rise of one tenth.

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY and BOB’S BURGERS Rise; ONCE UPON A TIME Ticks Up

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Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Following its last original episode’s big character “death”, Family Guy garnered a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 5.23 million viewers for a rise of four tenths.  Elsewhere on Fox, The Simpsons matched its last episode’s 3.0 rating and scored 6.82 million viewers, Bob’s Burgers rose half a ratings point to a 2.1 rating and 4.58 million viewers, and American Dad was up four tenths to a 2.1 rating and 4.27 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time was up three tenths from last week’s series low to a 2.2 rating and 6.88 million viewers, Revenge was even with a 1.5 rating and 5.98 million viewers, and Betrayal tied its series low with a 0.8 rating and 3.1 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: BOB’S BURGERS and AMERICAN DAD Down; ONCE UPON A TIME Matches Low

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Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in.  A football delay on CBS preempting the network’s primetime programming makes those numbers meaningless, but here’s a brief look at the night’s scripted programming on ABC and Fox:

  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time matched its last episode’s series low 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 6.6 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, Bob’s Burgers garnered a 1.6 rating in the demo and 3.38 million viewers, which is a drop of three tenths from last week’s 1.9 rating.  American Dad was also down, dropping two tenths from last week’s 1.9 rating to a 1.7 rating and scoring 3.45 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: ALMOST HUMAN Debuts Solid, FAMILY GUY Rises, and ONCE UPON A TIME Hits New Series Low

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Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The promising new sci-fi series Almost Human, from J.J. Abrams and Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman, premiered on Fox to a solid 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.1 million viewers.  Nothing earth-shattering, but a nice start.  Read Allison’s recap here.
  • Elsewhere on Fox, The Simpsons was even with last week’s 1.8 rating and scored 4.13 million viewers, while Family Guy was up two tenths to a 2.2 rating and 4.33 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time hit a new series low opposite Almost Human with a 1.9 rating and 6.6 million viewers, Revenge was up two tenths from last week’s series low with a 1.5 rating and 5.8 million viewers, and Betrayal garnered a 0.9 rating and 3.4 million viewers for a rise of one tenth.
  • Over on CBS, The Good Wife dropped three tenths from last week to a 1.4 rating and 9.65 million viewers, and The Mentalist was down a tenth with a 1.3 rating and 9.48 million viewers.

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