Justin Bartha and Heather Graham Talk THE HANGOVER PART III, Their Characters’ Evolution, THE NEW NORMAL’s Cancellation & Controversy, and More

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With director Todd Phillips’ comedy sequel The Hangover Part III opening this week, I recently participated in a roundtable interview with Justin Bartha and Heather Graham.  In the final installment to the popular franchise, we find Stu (Ed Helms), Phil (Bradley Cooper), and Doug (Bartha) en route to taking Alan (Zach Galifianakis) to a psychiatric hospital when the gang is side-trekked by a mysterious man (John Goodman) who kidnaps Doug and forces the wolf pack to track down Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong), who stole $21 million from Goodman’s character.  As you might expect, chaos ensues.  For more on the film, watch the red band trailer or check out over forty images.

During the interview, Bartha and Graham talked about making the film, working with the baby from the first film again, collaborating with Phillips, if Graham came up with a backstory for her character, what it’s like to be back at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, and a lot more.  Bartha also talked about The New Normal‘s cancellation and how proud he was to have been part of the series.  Hit the jump for what they had to say.

ABC Cancels HAPPY ENDINGS and 4 More; NBC Cancels SMASH and THE NEW NORMAL; CBS Passes on BEVERLY HILLS COP

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The broadcast networks will announce their 2013-14 schedule during Upfront Week, starting Monday, so you will know the official fate of all your favorite shows soon enough.  The networks have already started handing out cancellations, though, according to Deadline.

  • ABC cancelled Happy Endings after three seasons.  Rumor has it USA may pick up the sitcom to pair with Modern Family reruns starting in the fall.
  • ABC also cancelled three-season veteran Body of Proof and freshman series Malibu Country, How to Live with Your Parents, and Red Widow.
  • NBC cancelled Ryan Murphy‘s new comedy, The New Normal.
  • Smash was a respectable hit for NBC in its debut 2012 season before taking a dive in season two.  After moving the show to Dead Air Saturdays in April, NBC is finally putting Smash out of its misery.
  • Beverly Hills Cop was a high-profile pilot, given the brand recognition and involvement of Eddie Murphy and showrunner Shawn Ryan (The Shield).  CBS surprisingly passed, but Sony Television is expected to shop the pilot around to other networks.

Tuesday TV Ratings: SMASH and THE MINDY PROJECT Down, THE NEW NORMAL Rises in Season Finale

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

  • NBC’s The New Normal wrapped up its first (and perhaps only) season with back-to-back episodes for a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4.97 million viewers and a 1.4 rating and 3.56 million viewers.  The latter is up 8% from last week’s 1.3 rating.
  • Also at NBC, Smash earned a 0.9 rating and 3.07 million viewers for a drop of 10% from last week’s 1.0 rating.
  • ABC’s Body of Proof scored a 1.5 rating and 8.68 million viewers, dropping 6% from last week’s 1.6 rating.
  • Over at Fox, The Mindy Project hit a 1.4 rating and 2.68 million viewers, which is down 7% from last week’s 1.5 rating.
  • Finally, CBS’ new drama series Golden Boy notched a 1.3 rating and 7.73 million viewers, dropping 7% from last week’s 1.4 rating.

Tuesday TV Ratings: GO ON Rebounds, THE NEW NORMAL Up, NEW GIRL Dips

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

  • Thanks to the return of The Voice as its lead-in, NBC’s comedy series Go On rebounded extremely well from last week’s series low 1.0 rating, scoring a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5.64 million viewers for a rise of one and a half ratings points.
  • Also up on NBC was The New Normal, which hit a 1.4 rating and 3.58 million viewers.  That’s up seven tenths from last week’s 0.7 rating.
  • Over at Fox, New Girl was down a tenth from last week’s 1.7 rating, scoring a 2.2 rating and 4.26 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, March 26th, including The Mindy Project, Smash, NCIS, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: NEW GIRL Down, GO ON, THE NEW NORMAL, and SMASH Hit Series Lows

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

  • Last night’s New Girl—which seems to be handling the Nick/Jess developments excellently—hit a 2.2 rating and 4.2 million viewers, which is down 4% from its last original episode’s 2.3 rating.
  • All of NBC’s programming was down, with Go On earning a series low 1.0 rating and 2.86 million viewers.  That’s a 9% drop from its last original episode’s 1.1 rating.
  • The New Normal also scored a series low with a 0.7 rating and 2.1 million viewers, down a whopping 22% from its last new episode’s 0.9 rating.
  • The much-maligned Smash matched its series low with a 0.8 rating and 2.65 million viewers, dropping 11% from last week’s 0.9 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, March 19th, including Golden Boy, The Mindy Project, NCIS, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: SMASH Falls to Another Series Low, THE NEW NORMAL Drops, GO ON Matches Series Low

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

  • NBC’s Smash fell to yet another series low with a 0.7 rating and 2.61 million viewers.  That’s down 22% from last week’s 0.9 rating.
  • The NBC comedy The New Normal garnered a 0.9 rating and 2.44 million viewers, dropping 10% from last week’s 1.0 and matching its series low.
  • Also earning a series low was the NBC comedy Go On, which hit a 1.1 rating and 3.04 million viewers to match last week’s series low.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, March 5th, including NCIS, Golden Boy, Body of Proof, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: NEW GIRL Up, GOLDEN BOY Premiere Solid, THE NEW NORMAL Rises

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

  • A swell episode of Fox’s New Girl saw an uptick from last week’s 2.2 rating, rising a tenth to a 2.3 rating and 4.29 million viewers.
  • The new CBS drama series Golden Boy had an alright debut with a 1.8 rating and 10.46 million viewers.  That’s up over last week’s episode of Vegas, which scored a 1.5 rating in the same timeslot.
  • Also up was NBC’s The New Normal, which garnered a 1.0 rating and 2.62 million viewers for a rise of one tenth from last week’s low 0.9 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, February 26th, including Cult, The Mindy Project, Smash, Raising Hope, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: SMASH Plummets to Series Low, NEW GIRL and GO ON Down, CULT Flat in Premiere

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

  • Smash’s future looks pretty dim.  Following the abysmal ratings for its season premiere two weeks ago, last night’s episode dropped a whopping 25% for a series-low 0.9 rating and 3.29 million viewers versus the season two premiere’s 1.2 rating.  The NBC drama’s days are likely numbered.
  • Also down was Fox’s New Girl, which scored a 2.2 rating and 4.36 million viewers for yet another creatively swell episode.  That’s a drop of 15% from its last original episode’s 2.6 rating.
  • NBC’s new comedy Go On—which has been one of the better performing new programs of the season—has been having some trouble gaining its momentum back following the December break.  Last night’s episode garnered a 1.1 rating and 3.32 million viewers, which is down 15% from its last new episode’s 1.3 rating.
  • The series premiere of The CW’s Cult was met with a muted response, as the episode netted a 0.3 rating and 940,000 viewers.  For comparison’s sake, that’s down from the now-cancelled Emily Owens, M.D.’s 0.4 rating for its series finale a few weeks ago.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, February 19th, including NCIS, The Mindy Project, The New Normal, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: NEW GIRL Up, GO ON and THE NEW NORMAL Hit Season Lows

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

  • Last night’s New Girl episode that everyone seems to be talking about scored a 2.5 rating and 4.66 million viewers, for a rise of three tenths over last week’s 2.2 rating.
  • Over at NBC, Go On hit a season low with a 1.2 rating and 3.86 million viewers.  That’s down from last week’s 1.3 rating, which was also a season low.
  • Also down was The New Normal, which netted a season-low 1.1 rating and 3.12 million viewers for a drop of one tenth from last week’s season low 1.2 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, January 29th, including Raising Hope, Happy Endings, NCIS: Los Angeles, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: HAPPY ENDINGS Up, GO ON and NEW NORMAL Hit Series Lows

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

  • Fresh off series low numbers on Sunday, Happy Endings rebounded a bit to score a 1.4 rating and 3.75 million viewers.  That’s up 8% from the previous Tuesday episode’s 1.3 rating, and up 40% from Sunday’s episode.
  • NBC’s comedies, on the other hand, took a dive, as Go On hit a series low 1.5 rating and 4.25 million viewers for a 38% drop from its last new episode.
  • Also hitting a series low was The New Normal, which scored a 1.3 rating and 3.26 million viewers for a 24% drop.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, January 8th, including New Girl, The Mindy Project, Parenthood, Vegas, NCIS, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW Wins the Night (Obviously); HAPPY ENDINGS and DON’T TRUST THE B Up

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Tuesday night’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Shocker: the CBS broadcast of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was the highest rated program of the night with a 3.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.3 million viewers.  Nevertheless, that’s down 24% from its ratings performance last year.
  • The swell ABC comedy Happy Endings finally saw an uptick as last night’s episode hit a 1.3 rating and 3.5 million viewers.  That’s up two tenths from its last new episode’s 1.1 rating.
  • Another struggling series was also up, as Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 garnered a 1.2 rating and 3 million viewers, rising over its last new episode’s 0.9 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, December 4th, including New Girl, Parenthood, The Mindy Project, Go On, The New Normal, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: GO ON Hits 7-Week High, NCIS Sees Big Rise, VEGAS Ties Series Low

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Tuesday’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights.

  • NBC’s comedy Go On was up 19% from last week’s 2.1 rating with a 2.5 in the 18-49 demo and 6.33 million viewers.
  • Also rising significantly was Fox’s new comedy Ben and Kate, which netted a 1.4 rating and 2.92 million viewers for a gain of 27% from last week’s 1.1 rating.
  • The big winner of the night, however, was NCIS which hit a 3.5 rating and 19.57 million viewers, rising 17% over last week’s 3.0 rating.
  • Not so hot were the numbers for the new CBS drama series Vegas, which tied its series-low 1.6 rating and 9.42 million viewers for a drop of 11% from last week’s 1.8 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, November 27th, including New Girl, Parenthood, The New Normal, The Mindy Project, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: NEW GIRL, HAPPY ENDINGS, and NEW NORMAL Hit Series Lows, VEGAS Up

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Tuesday night’s comedy logjam continues to wreak havoc on all parties involved as last night’s ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • ABC’s Happy Endings hit a series low 1.2 rating and 4.87 million viewers, down from last week’s 1.3 rating.
  • The Fox comedy New Girl also hit a series low with a 2.0 rating and 4.09 million viewers, dropping two tenths from last week’s 2.2 rating.
  • Additionally, NBC’s new comedy The New Normal garnered a series low with a 1.6 rating and 4.35 million viewers.
  • One of the only gainers of the night was the CBS drama Vegas, which notched a 1.8 rating and 10.2 million viewers.  That’s up two tenths from last week’s 1.6 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, November 20th, including Go On, NCIS, The Mindy Project, Parenthood, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: THE MINDY PROJECT Up, BEN AND KATE Tumbles, HAPPY ENDINGS Even

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The ratings for Tuesday’s comedy-packed programming are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Fox’s new comedy The Mindy Project was up this week after taking a bit of a dive recently, scoring a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.23 million viewers for a rise of 13% from its last original episode’s 1.5 rating.
  • Things weren’t as bright for fellow new Fox comedy Ben and Kate, as this week’s ep garnered a 1.1 rating and 2.48 million viewers.  That’s down 21% from its last episode’s 1.4 rating.
  • Mildly good news for Happy Endings fans, as this week’s episode was even with last week’s very low numbers with a 1.4 rating and 4.75 million viewers.  At least it didn’t drop further, eh?

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, November 13th, including Parenthood, New Girl, Vegas, The New Normal, Go On, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: HAPPY ENDINGS Premieres Down, PARENTHOOD Scores Again, BEN AND KATE Rises

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The ratings for Tuesday evening’s comedy-packed programming are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • ABC’s ensemble comedy Happy Endings finally returned last night, and though the season premiere’s 1.9 rating and 5.9 million total viewers topped last year’s finale (1.7 rating), the numbers were way down from last season’s premiere which scored a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo.
  • The third season of NBC’s highly underrated drama Parenthood continues its impressive rise, as last night’s episode earned a 1.9 rating and 4.8 million viewers.  Though that’s down from last week’s 2.0 rating, last night’s emotional episode beat both Vegas and Private Practice in the timeslot.
  • Fox’s new comedy Ben and Kate—which has been struggling a bit in the ratings race—saw a nice uptick last night as it earned a 1.4 rating and 3.05 million viewers for a rise of two tenths.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, October 23rd, including New Girl, Don’t Trust the B—in Apt 23, Hart of Dixie, The New Normal, Go On, and more.

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