NBC Renews ABOUT A BOY While Canceling REVOLUTION and GROWING UP FISHER; ABC Cancels TROPHY WIFE, SUBURGATORY, and SUPER FUN NIGHT

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The television gods giveth as they taketh away.  We recently reported that NBC had renewed Hannibal for a third season while cancelling Community just short of its anticipated sixth season.  Here’s a glance at some other changes in the television landscape:

  • NBC: About a Boy has been renewed for a second season, but Revolution and Growing Up Fisher have been cancelled, with Crisis and Believe on the bubble. [Update: The bubble has burst; they've been cancelled.]
  • ABC: Cancellations galore for Trophy Wife, Mixology, The Neighbors, Suburgatory, and Super Fun Night.

Hit the jump for more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Down, NASHVILLE Ties Series Low, and SUPER FUN NIGHT Rises

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TV ratings for Wednesday, February 5th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Last night’s episode of Arrow dropped 9% from last week to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo, scoring 2.75 million viewers.  Elsewhere on The CW, The Tomorrow People fell 29% to a series low 0.5 rating and drew 1.37 million viewers.  Read Dave’s recap of Arrow here.
  • The 200th episode of CBS’ Criminal Minds notched a 2.8 rating and garnered 12.81 million viewers, rising 27% from its last original episode, and CSI rose 25% to a 2.0 rating and 11.02 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, The Middle dipped 4% to a 2.2 rating and 8.67 million viewers, Suburgatory rose 13% to a 1.7 rating and 6.22 million viewers, Modern Family ticked up 3% to a 3.5 rating and 10 million viewers, Super Fun Night rose 23% to a 1.6 rating and 4.98 million viewers, and Nashville dropped 13% to a series low-tying 1.3 rating and 5.11 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Law & Order: SVU dropped 10% to a 1.8 rating and 6.36 million viewers, while Chicago P.D. was even with last week’s 1.7 rating and scored 6.13 million viewers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW and CHICAGO P.D. Rise; SUPER FUN NIGHT Hits Series Low

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

  • NBC’s Revolution tied its season low 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 5.13 million viewers, dropping two tenths from last week.  Law & Order: SVU rose a tenth to a 1.9 rating and 7.54 million viewers, and new drama Chicago P.D. ticked up a tenth to a 1.7 rating and 6.88 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Suburgatory dropped three tenths to a series low-tying 1.5 rating and 5.05 million viewers, Super Fun Night dropped four tenths to a series low 1.3 rating and 3.88 million viewers, and Nashville rose one tenth to a 1.5 rating and 5.20 million viewers.
  • Over at The CW, Arrow was up a tenth to a 1.0 rating and scored 2.73 million viewers, while The Tomorrow People ticked up a tenth to a 0.6 rating and 1.64 million viewers.  Read Dave’s recap of Arrow here.

Wednesday TV Ratings: REVOLUTION Returns Up, CHICAGO PD Off to Solid Start, and SUPER FUN NIGHT Hits Series Low

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

  • NBC’s series premiere of the Chicago Fire spinoff Chicago PD got off to a good start (read Allison’s review here), hitting a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 8.56 million viewers.  Additionally, Revolution returned up 14% from its last episode to a 1.6 rating and 6.05 million viewers, and Law & Order: SVU rose 31% to a 2.1 rating and 8.85 million viewers in its midseason premiere.
  • Over on ABC, The Middle garnered a 2.2 rating and 8.77 million viewers for a rise of 10%, new comedy series Super Fun Night dropped 17% to a series low 1.5 rating and 4.89 million viewers, and Modern Family was even with its last original episode’s 3.5 rating and scored 9.54 million viewers.
  • CBS’ broadcast of the People’s Choice Awards notched a 2.3 rating and 10.18 million viewers, which is down 15% from last year’s broadcast and marks the awards show’s lowest ratings in six years.

Wednesday TV Ratings: MODERN FAMILY Rises; ARROW and CSI Drop

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

  • The CW’s Arrow garnered a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo, dropping 8% from last week’s 1.2 rating.  The Tomorrow People dropped 17% to a 0.5 rating and 1.43 million viewers.  Read Dave’s Arrow recap here.
  • ABC’s The Middle matched last week’s 1.9 rating and scored 8.14 million viewers, Back in the Game rose 7% to a 1.5 rating and 6.1 million viewers, Modern Family was up 9% to a 3.5 rating and 10.53 million viewers, the new comedy Super Fun Night saw a 13% rise to a 1.8 rating and 5.47 million viewers, and Nashville tied its series low with a 1.4 rating and 5.15 million viewers for a drop of 13%.
  • Over on CBS, Criminal Minds was even with its last new episode’s 2.4 rating and scored 11.02 million viewers, while CSI hit a 1.8 rating and 9.95 million viewers for a drop of 14% from its last episode’s 2.0 rating.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW and TOMORROW PEOPLE Rise; MODERN FAMILY Earns Season Low

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

  • The CW’s Arrow garnered a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 3.2 million viewers, which is up one tenth from its last original episode’s 1.0 rating.  The Tomorrow People also ticked up one tenth to a 0.7 rating and 1.8 million viewers.  Read Dave’s recap of Arrow here.
  • Over on ABC, The Middle hit a season low 1.9 rating and 7.51 million viewers, dropping four tenths from its last original’s 2.3 rating.  Back in the Game was down two tenths to a series low 1.4 rating and 5.21 million viewers, Modern Family dropped three tenths to a season low 3.1 rating and 9.42 million viewers, Super Fun Night dipped one tenth to a series low 1.7 rating and 4.92 million viewers, and Nashville matched its last original episode’s 1.6 rating and scored 5.71 million viewers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Drops, MODERN FAMILY Hits Season Low, and REVOLUTION Dips

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

  • The CW’s Arrow dropped three tenths from last week to a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.53 million viewers, while The Tomorrow People was even with a 0.6 rating and 1.66 million viewers.  Read Dave’s Arrow recap here.
  • Over on ABC, The Middle was down two tenths to a 2.2 rating and 8.38 million viewers, Back in the Game scored a series low 1.6 rating and 6.08 million viewers, Modern Family hit a new season low with a 3.3 rating and 10.03 million viewers for a drop of half a ratings point, Super Fun Night dipped one tenth to a 1.9 rating and 5.67 million viewers, and Nashville ticked up one tenth to a 1.6 rating and 5.62 million viewers.
  • CBS’ CSI garnered a 2.1 rating and 11.03 million viewers to match its season high, while Criminal Minds scored a 2.8 rating and 12.29 million viewers for a rise of one tenth.
  • NBC’s Law & Order: SVU was even with last week’s 1.6 rating and notched 5.92 million viewers, and Revolution dropped one tenth to a 1.4 rating and 5.25 million viewers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW and SUPER FUN NIGHT Rise; MODERN FAMILY Returns Down

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

  • NBC’s Revolution matched last week’s series low 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo, scoring 5.14 million viewers.
  • Over at ABC, The Middle was up 5% to a 2.3 rating and 8.86 million viewers, Back in the Game garnered a 1.8 rating and 6.41 million viewers for a rise of 6%, Modern Family returned down 3% to a 3.8 rating and 10.61 million viewers, Super Fun Night surged with a 24% rise to a 2.1 rating and 5.92 million viewers, and Nashville ticked up 7% to a 1.5 rating and 5.43 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Criminal Minds notched a 2.7 rating and 11.62 million viewers, rising 17% and standing as the most-watched program of the night.  CSI was also up to a 1.9 rating and 10.27 million viewers for a 6% gain.
  • Finally, The CW’s Arrow was up 10% to a 1.1 rating and 2.99 million viewers, while The Tomorrow People was even with last week’s 0.6 rating and scored 1.69 million viewers.  Read Dave’s full Arrow recap here.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Rises, REVOLUTION Hits Another Series Low, and TOY STORY OF TERROR! Premieres Strong

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

  • The CW’s Arrow saw a significant rise in viewership for its second episode of the season, earning a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.02 million viewers.  That’s up 22% from last week’s 0.9 rating.  Read Dave’s recap here.
  • NBC’s Revolution struggled yet again, scoring a new series low 1.4 rating and 5.39 million viewers.  That’s down one tenth from last week’s 1.5 rating.  Odds are not looking great for a third season.
  • Pixar’s half-hour Halloween special Toy Story of Terror! garnered a strong 3.0 rating and 10.29 million viewers, ensuring the short will be a staple of ABC’s lineup for plenty of Halloweens to come.  Read Matt’s review here.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, October 16th, including CSI, Modern Family, Super Fun Night, The Tomorrow People, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Returns Down, REVOLUTION Hits a New Series Low; AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN Has Highest AHS Debut Ever

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

  • The second season premiere of Arrow scored a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.68 million viewers, down four tenths from last year’s 1.3 series premiere rating.  However, it was even with last year’s season finale numbers.
  • NBC’s Revolution was down yet again, scoring a new series low with a 1.5 rating and 5.37 million viewers.  That’s down a tenth from last week’s series low, and continues the drama series’ struggle in its second season.
  • FX’s premiere of American Horror Story: Coven raked in a whopping 5.54 million viewers and a 3.0 rating, making it the highest rated premiere in the show’s history.  Read Dave’s recap here.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, October 9th, including The Tomorrow People, Modern Family, Nashville, CSI, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: SUPER FUN NIGHT Debut Solid, IRONSIDE Soft; REVOLUTION Falls to Series Low

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

  • Rebel Wilson’s new ABC comedy Super Fun Night debuted to a swell 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.2 million viewers, matching The Neighbors’ performance in the same timeslot last year.
  • The NBC debut of the new drama series Ironside scored a 1.4 rating and 6.81 million viewers for an underwhelming premiere.  That’s down considerably from the series premiere of Chicago Fire last year, which hit a 1.9 rating.
  • ABC’s Revolution—which was last year’s most successful new series—took yet another nosedive, notching a series low 1.5 rating and 5.39 million viewers.  That’s down 26% from last week’s already disappointing season premiere rating of 2.7.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, October 2nd, including CSI, Nashville, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, and more.

Rebel Wilson and Conan O’Brien Talks SUPER FUN NIGHT, Inspiration from Real Life, and Changing from Multi-Camera to Single-Camera Filming

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The new ABC series Super Fun Night, premiering on October 2nd, is an outrageous new comedy about what happens when you decide to live life outside your comfort zone.  Junior attorney Kimmie Boubier (Rebel Wilson) and her two best friends and roommates (Liz Lapira, Lauren Ash) have lived a sheltered life where, instead of going out on the weekends, they’ve had a standing date every Friday night.  As her life unexpectedly starts to open up, Kimmie convinces her friends that life isn’t just for the pretty and the popular, and that it’s time for them to put themselves out there.

While at the ABC portion of the TCA Press Tour, show star/creator/co-executive producer/writer Rebel Wilson and executive producer Conan O’Brien talked about how they came to be working together, that the scenes are inspired by real life, why the decision was made for Kimmie to be American, how they’re finding a balance with the humor to keep the character likeable, and how the series has changed since it was a multi-cam comedy at CBS.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates; MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Debuts September 24th

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ABC has announced premiere dates for its Fall 2013 slate.  The highly anticipated Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will kick off on Tuesday, September 24th at 8pm ET/PT, at which point we will officially have a new Joss Whedon show on television.  The spinoff series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland won’t premiere until Thursday, October 10th, and other staggered debuts include the Rebel Wilson comedy Super Fun Night on Wednesday, October 2nd and the return of Scandal on Thursday, October 3rd.  Additionally, the hit comedy Modern Family gets an hour-long season premiere on Wednesday, September 25th, and Grey’s Anatomy’s two-hour premiere debuts on Thursday, September 26th.  Hit the jump to take a look at the full schedule.

Trailers for New ABC Series ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND, Rebel Wilson’s SUPER FUN NIGHT, TROPHY WIFE, BETRAYAL, and More

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Fresh off the announcement of its primetime 2013-14 schedule this morning, ABC has released first-look trailers for all of its new series.  We already shared the full trailer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but here are the other new shows that we’ll be looking at today:

  • Once Upon a Time in Wonderland – The spinoff series of the network’s fantasy show stars Sophie Lowe as the titular Alice and features John Lithgow as the voice of the White Rabbit.
  • Trophy Wife – A mixed family comedy starring Malin Akerman as a reformed party girl who must contend with her new husband’s (Bradley Whitford) numerous ex-wives.
  • Betrayal – A drama series starring Hannah Ware and Stuart Townsend as new lovers who find themselves on opposite sides of a murder investigation.
  • Killer Women – A midseason drama series starring Tricia Helfer as the only female Texas Ranger patrolling the Texas frontier.
  • Mind GamesSteve Zahn and Christian Slater star in this midseason drama procedural about two brothers who use the hard science of psychological manipulation to solve clients’ problems.
  • Mixology – From the screenwriters behind The Hangover, this ensemble comedy stars Blake Lee and Andrew Santino and centers on ten single people who cross paths in a bar.
  • Resurrection – The people in a small Missouri town are forever changed when their deceased love ones suddenly start to return.  Omar Epps stars in this midseason drama series.
  • Lucky 7 - A drama series about seven friends who unexpectedly win the lottery.  Isiah Whitlock Jr. stars.
  • And the new comedies Super Fun Night (starring Rebel Wilson), The Goldbergs (starring Jeff Garlin), and Back in the Game (starring James Caan).

Hit the jump to watch the trailers and to check out some images from the new series.

ABC Announces 2013-14 Schedule; S.H.I.E.L.D. Slated for Tuesdays, ONCE UPON A TIME Spinoff Set for Thursdays, SUBURGATORY Held for Midseason

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And the upfronts madness continues.  ABC has announced its schedule for the 2013-14 TV season, and there are a few shakeups to be found.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • The highly-anticipated Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will kick off Tuesday night’s programming at 8pm ET, followed by a block of entirely new series including The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife, and Lucky 7.
  • The Once Upon a Time spinoff Once Upon a Time in Wonderland will run concurrently with the original series, as it will air Thursday nights at 8pm ET.
  • Rebel Wilson’s new series Super Fun Night will air in the coveted post-Modern Family slot on Wednesday nights.
  • The reality competition show Dancing With the Stars has been cut back to one night a week, with the results show scrapped entirely.
  • The Neighbors has been moved from Wednesdays to Fridays, where it will air after Last Man Standing at 8:30pm ET.
  • Returning comedy series Suburgatory is being held for midseason, so don’t expect to see it until after the new year.
  • As previously reported, the Pixar special Toy Story of Terror will air later this year.

Hit the jump to take a look at the full lineup, and check back on Collider soon for some images and trailers for all of the new series.

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