Comic-Con: The Cast and Producers of THE FOLLOWING Talk Season 3 Reboot, Ryan’s New Found Happiness, Max’s Moral Compass, and More

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Joe Carroll might have been put in handcuffs in the season finale of The Following back in May but that doesn’t mean he won’t be factoring into the storyline when the series returns this fall with new psychological thrills.  After their panel at Comic-Con on Sunday morning, Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Jessica Stroup, and Sam Underwood, along with executive producer Marcos Siega and new showrunner Jennifer Johnson, sat down with press for round table interviews in which they discussed what’s in store for Season 3.

During our chat, they explained why they’re calling it a Following “reboot,” revealed that we’ll be seeing a much happier Ryan Hardy when the show returns in October, and talked about Max’s tough moral choices, among other things.  Hit the jump for more.

Comic-Con 2014 Bags to Feature ARROW, THE FLASH, GOTHAM, CONSTANTINE and More

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San Diego Comic-Con bags aren’t really good for everyday use beyond Comic-Con, but every single year I still manage to squeeze it into my suitcase so I can take it home and never use it again.  Perhaps it’s a little silly, but the designs tend to be pretty cool and when I score one for a show I like, I’m hanging on to it.  And this year will probably be no different; I’ve already got my eye on a few.

For the fifth year in a row, Warner Bros. Entertainment teamed up with Comic-Con to create 13 different bags to be distributed upon check-in.  This year, the line-up includes designs for Arrow, Constantine, The Flash, The Following, Gotham, iZOMBIE and The Originals.  Hit the jump to check out all 13 Comic-Con 2014 bags.

Monday TV Ratings: THE FOLLOWING Rises for Finale; THE BLACKLIST Dips

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TV ratings for Monday, April 28th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox’s season finale of The Following ticked up 7% from last week’s series low to a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.78 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, The Blacklist ticked down 4% to a 2.7 rating and garnered 10.87 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Castle rose 9% to a 1.9 rating and 10.12 million viewers.
  • CBS’ 2 Broke Girls rose 5% to a 2.2 rating and 7.78 million viewers, Friends with Better Lives was up 12% to a 1.9 rating and 6.22 million viewers, and Mike & Molly rose 16% to a 2.2 rating and 7.55 million viewers.
  • The CW’s Star-Crossed matched last week’s 0.3 rating and garnered 870,000 viewers, while The Tomorrow People tied last week’s series low 0.3 rating and notched 900,000 viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: THE BLACKLIST Returns Steady; 2 BROKE GIRLS Drops to Series Low

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TV ratings for Monday, April 21st are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The Blacklist returned from a brief hiatus with a revealing episode that hit a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 11.19 million viewers, which is even with its last episode’s performance.  It topped the night in scripted programming.
  • ABC’s Castle also returned even with a 1.8 rating and 9.63 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Monday lineup continues to dip without its How I Met Your Mother lead-in, as 2 Broke Girls dropped two tenths to a series low 2.1 rating and 7.03 million viewers, Friends with Better Lives dipped a tenth to a 1.7 rating and 5.38 million viewers, and Mike & Molly was down two tenths to a 1.9 rating and 7.29 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Bones was even with last week’s 1.4 rating and scored 5.87 million viewers, while The Following matched last week’s series low 1.4 rating and 4.52 million viewers.
  • The CW’s Monday programming continues to be incredibly low, as Star-Crossed matched last week’s 0.3 rating and scored 1.17 million viewers and The Tomorrow People dropped a tenth to a 0.4 rating and 1.11 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: THE FOLLOWING Holds Steady at Series Low; TOMORROW PEOPLE Dips

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TV ratings for Monday, April 14th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • In its first Monday without How I Met Your Mother, CBS didn’t suffer too big a drop.  2 Broke Girls dipped 4% to a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 7.21 million viewers, Friends with Better Lives was down 31% to a 1.8 rating and 5.72 million viewers, Mike & Molly rose 5% to a 2.1 rating and scored 7.43 million viewers, and the season finale of Mom dropped 14% to a 1.9 rating and 6.73 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, Bones was down 13% to a 1.4 rating and 5.69 million viewers, while The Following was even with last week’s series low 1.4 rating and garnered 4.39 million viewers.
  • The CW’s Star-Crossed matched last week’s 0.3 rating and 790,000 viewers, and The Tomorrow People dipped 20% to a 0.4 rating and 1.05 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Series Finale Hits All-Time Highs; TOMORROW PEOPLE Rises

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

  • The incredibly divisive series finale for CBS’ long-running sitcom How I Met Your Mother scored a couple of highs, hitting a 5.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and raking in 12.9 million total viewers.  Those are both all-time highs for the show, which ran for a total of nine seasons and elicited very, very strong reactions from its final episode.
  • Though it faced the behemoth HIMYM finale, The CW’s Star-Crossed saw a gain of 33% with a 0.4 rating and 1.1 million viewers.  The Tomorrow People was also up, rising 67% to a 0.5 rating and 1.1 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report for Monday, March 31st, including Friends with Better Lives, The Blacklist, and The Following.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Surges in Penultimate Episode; THE BLACKLIST Rises

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TV ratings for Monday, March 24th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • CBS’ How I Met Your Mother saw a surge in viewership for its penultimate episode, scoring a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.06 million viewers for a rise of half a ratings point.  Elsewhere at the network, 2 Broke Girls was up a tenth to a 2.3 rating and 7.33 million viewers, Mike & Molly rose two tenths to a 2.0 rating and 7.81 million viewers, Mom ticked up one tenth to a 1.9 rating and 7.36 million viewers, and Intelligence rose one tenth to a 1.2 rating and 4.96 million viewers.
  • NBC’s The Blacklist garnered a 2.9 rating and scored 11.03 million viewers, marking a rise of two tenths from last week’s 2.7 rating.
  • Fox’s Bones was even with last week’s 1.4 rating and scored 5.73 million viewers, while The Following matched last week’s series low 1.4 rating and raked in 4.18 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Castle dipped one tenth to a 1.7 rating and 9.76 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, Star-Crossed matched last week’s 0.3 rating and notched 940,000 viewers, while The Tomorrow People dropped a tenth to a 0.3 rating and 800,000 viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and THE BLACKLIST Rise; THE FOLLOWING Drops

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TV ratings for Monday, March 17th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The antepenultimate episode of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother rose 7% to a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 7.88 million viewers.  Meanwhile, 2 Broke Girls dropped 19% to a series low 2.1 rating and scored 7.10 million viewers, Mike & Molly matched last week’s series low 1.8 rating and 7.59 million viewers, Mom dropped 10% to a series low 1.8 rating and 7.05 million viewers, and Intelligence was down 15% to a series low-tying 1.1 rating and 5.27 million viewers.  No matter, all of the Monday sitcoms have already been renewed.
  • NBC’s The Blacklist ticked up one tenth to a 2.8 rating and scored 11.12 million viewers.
  • Fox’ The Following dropped 7% to another series low with a 1.4 rating and 3.99 million viewers, while Bones dropped 18% to a 1.4 rating and 5.56 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, Star-Crossed was even with last week’s 0.3 rating and scored 1.05 million viewers, and The Tomorrow People was even with a 0.4 rating and 1.15 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Drops, THE FOLLOWING Hits Another Series Low, and BELIEVE Premieres Soft

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TV ratings for Monday, March 10th, are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The series premiere of NBC’s new drama Believe, with a pilot directed by Alfonso Cuaron, garnered a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 10.7 million viewers.  This marks the lowest-rated Monday drama debut in the post-The Voice timeslot.
  • CBS’s How I Met Your Mother suffered a ratings drop of half a point with a 2.7 rating and 7.7 million viewers.  Mike & Molly hit a series low 1.8 rating and scored 7.67 million viewers for a drop of four tenths, and Intelligence ticked up a tenth to a 1.3 rating and 6.53 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, Bones scored a 1.7 rating and 6.51 million viewers for a dip of one tenth, while The Following hit yet another series low with a 1.5 rating and 4.88 million viewers.  That’s down one tenth from last week’s episode.
  • The CW’s Star-Crossed dropped one tenth to a 0.3 rating and 1.04 million viewers, while Beauty and the Beast dipped one tenth to a series low 0.2 rating and 810,000 viewers.

Fox Grants Early Renewals to BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, THE MINDY PROJECT, NEW GIRL, and THE FOLLOWING

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Fox is off to an early start in the renewal game. Here’s a quick look at the comedies that will be returning for another year:

  • Freshman comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring Andy Samberg, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz, Chelsea Peretti, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews and Andre Braugher, will return for a second season.
  • The Mindy Project, starring Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Zoe Jarman, and Beth Grant, has been renewed for a third season.
  • New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris, and Hannah Simone, will return for a fourth season.
  • As part of its two-year pickup, Glee will enjoy its final season run next year, with Lea Michele and Jane Lynch starring.

Hit the jump for some drama renewal news.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and THE BLACKLIST Dip; THE FOLLOWING Rises

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Briefly:

  • NBC’s The Blacklist dipped 13% from last week’s 3.1 rating to a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 11.07 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, a rather shocking episode of How I Met Your Mother dropped 8% to a 3.3 rating and scored 9.11 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, 2 Broke Girls rose 4% to a 2.6 rating and 8.43 million viewers, Mike and Molly was up 5% to a 2.2 rating and 8.88 million viewers, Mom ticked up 5% to a 2.0 rating and 8.38 million viewers, and Intelligence was even with last week’s 1.2 rating and scored 5.27 million viewers.
  • Fox’s season finale of Almost Human was down 6% to a 1.5 rating and 5.65 million viewers, while The Following rose 6% to a 1.7 rating and 5.14 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Castle garnered a series low 1.6 rating and scored 8.14 million viewers.
  • The CW’s Star-Crossed was up 33% to a 0.4 rating and 1.19 million viewers, while Beauty and the Beast was even with a 0.3 rating and 879,000 viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: THE BLACKLIST Returns Strong; THE FOLLOWING Hits Yet Another Series Low

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in as the networks have returned to their regularly scheduled programming following the close of the Winter Olympics.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • NBC’s The Blacklist returned incredibly strong, notching a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 11.28 million viewers.  That’s a rise of six tenths from the last original episode’s 2.5 rating.
  • Conversely, Fox’s The Following continues to bleed viewership as last night’s episode hit another series low with a 1.6 rating and 4.58 million viewers.  Read Allison’s recap here.
  • Fox’s other Monday night show, Almost Human, also hit a 1.6 rating but it drew more total viewers than The Following, scoring 5.7 million viewers.  Its rating was down one tenth from last week’s 1.7.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings for Monday, February 24th, including How I Met Your Mother, Intelligence, and Star-Crossed.

THE FOLLOWING Recap: “Fly Away”

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Before this season of The Following began, those involved with its inner workings assured audiences that the show was going to be different.  Not so randomly gory, for one (so, fail), and that there would be more twists (also fail).  The real twist is that The Following has essentially abandoned its entire season one premise, but replaced it with nothing.  The followers are all dead, not a single person has mentioned Edgar Allan Poe, and now Joe Carroll casually drops that he isn’t a writer, or at least, a very good one.  What?  Hit the jump for more.

Monday TV Ratings: THE FOLLOWING and CASTLE Match Series Lows; STAR CROSSED Improves on DIXIE Numbers

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in as we head into the final week of Winter Olympics coverage.  Briefly:

  • NBC’s Monday night coverage of the Winter Olympics hit a 5.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 23.46 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, Almost Human was even with last week’s 1.6 rating and garnered 5.28 million viewers, while The Following tied last week’s series low 1.7 rating and pulled in 5.14 million viewers.  Read Allison’s recap here.
  • ABC’s Castle also matched its series low with a 1.7 rating and 7.78 million viewers, down 19% from its most recent episode’s 2.1 rating.
  • The new CBS drama Intelligence continues to struggle, as last night’s episode earned a 1.2 rating and 5.72 million viewers for a drop of 8% from last week.
  • The CW series premiere of Star Crossed notched a 0.4 rating in the demo and 1.24 million viewers, which is up 25% from Hart of Dixie’s performance in the same time period last week but down 50% from the premiere of The Tomorrow PeopleBeauty and the Beast was even with last week’s 0.3 rating and scored 766,000 viewers.

THE FOLLOWING Recap: “Reflection”

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The Following toyed with something interesting in “Reflection,” and then abandoned it.  But for a minute there, the idea that Ryan and Joe might be on opposing trajectories — at least for now — was a good one.  Joe rejects Lily’s offer of a torture chamber, complete with sacrificial lamb, while Ryan essentially goes on a killing spree.  But in the end, Joe was Joe, and Ryan is, well, a mess.  Hit the jump for why “Joe seems cool?”

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