The CW President Mark Pedowitz Talks THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Season 6, THE ORIGINALS Season 2, SUPERNATURAL Spin-off Possibilities, and More

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the-cw-mark-pedowitz-sliceWhile at The CW portion of the TCA Press Tour, President Mark Pedowitz took some time to talk about new and returning programming.  During the interview, he spoke about why he decided to let go of the Supernatural spin-off, Tribes, and that he’s still hoping to expand the franchise, at some point, how Jane the Virgin came to the network, what made them decide to bring back Beauty and the Beast and where it’s headed in Season 3, why Star-Crossed and The Tomorrow People ultimately didn’t get renewed, what made The 100 a success, and where things are headed on The Vampire Diaries Season 6 and The Originals Season 2.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

The CW Orders THE FLASH, IZOMBIE, and JANE THE VIRGIN to Series; Cancels THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, CARRIE DIARIES, and STAR-CROSSED

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The CW has announced some orders, renewals, and cancelations for the upcoming 2014-15 season.  Briefly:

  • The high-profile DC Comics pilot The Flash has unsurprisingly been ordered to series along with Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas’ med-student-turned-zombie drama iZombie, the sci-fi series The Messengers, and the telenovela adaptation Jane the Virgin.
  • To make room for the new shows, The CW has canceled The Carrie Diaries and freshman drama series The Tomorrow People and Star-Crossed.  The Sex and the City prequel show lasted two seasons.
  • On the renewal side, Hart of Dixie, Beauty and the Beast, and The 100 were all picked up for an additional season.
  • The network decided not to move forward with the Supernatural spinoff Supernatural: Bloodlines.

Hit the jump to read descriptions for the new CW series that will be debuting next season.

Monday TV Ratings: 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY Debuts Solid; 2 BROKE GIRLS Drops to Series Low

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

  • The return of 24 did pretty well, as Fox’s “limited series” 24: Live Another Day kicked off with a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 7.97 million viewers.  That’s pretty in line with the show’s ratings during its final season four years ago, so the numbers aren’t significantly better or worse than where we left off—just like the quality of Live Another Day.
  • The penultimate episode of The Blacklist’s first season was even with last week’s 2.7 rating and garnered 10.61 million viewers on NBC.
  • CBS’ 2 Broke Girls dropped four tenths to a series low 1.9 rating and brought in 6.49 million viewers, Friends with Better Lives dipped three tenths to a 1.6 rating and 4.96 million viewers, and Mike and Molly was down four tenths to a 1.8 rating and 6.52 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Castle saw a drop of four tenths to a 1.6 rating and notched 8.93 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, Star-Crossed was even with last week’s 0.3 rating and scored 930,000 viewers while the season finale of The Tomorrow People was even with last week’s 0.4 rating and brought in 1.01 million viewers.

Showrunner Phil Klemmer Talks THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, the Season Finale, Fan Satisfaction, Living on the Network TV Bubble, and More

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The CW series The Tomorrow People has consistently gotten bigger, bolder and stronger in its storytelling, throughout the season.  In Episode 22, the season finale entitled “Son of Man,” Stephen (Robbie Amell) understands that he must be the one to stop The Machine and the extermination of humanity, but he fears he may be too late.  Meanwhile, Russell (Aaron Yoo) realizes his alliance with The Founder (Simon Merrells) was a mistake, and tries to make up for his decision by saving Cara (Peyton List) from an Ultra ambush and offering up a plan that’s going to need everyone’s help, if they are going to have any chance to survive.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, showrunner Phil Klemmer talked about what fans can expect from the season finale, whether he worries about what the viewers will thing about where things are left, whether fans will be satisfied, if the season finale ends up being the series finale, living on the network TV bubble, which characters ended up closest to what he envisioned for them and whose journey deviated the most, where things are at for John (Luke Mitchell) and Astrid (Madeleine Mantock), the ramifications of Jedikiah’s (Mark Pellegrino) newfound power, and whether Russell can ever come back from his betrayal.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

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.

Jeffrey Pierce Talks THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, Signing on to the Show, His Character’s Transformative Return, and the Impossible Pressure of Saving the World

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The CW drama series The Tomorrow People follows a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities, who are the next evolutionary leap of mankind.  Up until a year ago, Stephen Jameson (Robbie Amell) was a “normal” teenager, but then he learned that he is part of a genetically advanced race that is being hunted down by a paramilitary group of scientists known as Ultra.  In Episode 20, “A Sort of Homecoming,” the return of Roger (Jeffrey Pierce) has everyone concerned about the consequences, if The Founder (Simon Merrells) were to find out.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Jeffrey Pierce talked about the impossible pressure on Roger to be the savior of the world, why he can’t just step back into life with his family, what he knew about his journey when he signed on to the show, how his return ends up transforming everyone, whether in good or bad ways, where the relationship between Roger and Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) goes from here, if John (Luke Mitchell) and Roger can find common ground again, and just how much the season finale will blow everyone away.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

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.

Peyton List Talks THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, Being Exhausted after Reading the Season Finale, Character Relationships, and the Effects of Upcoming Events

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The CW drama series The Tomorrow People follows a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities, who are the next evolutionary leap of mankind.  Up until a year ago, Stephen Jameson (Robbie Amell) was a “normal” teenager, but then he learned that he is part of a genetically advanced race that is being hunted down by a paramilitary group of scientists known as Ultra.  In Episode 19, “Modus Vivendi,” a potential truce between the Tomorrow People and Ultra allows them to relax a little and let loose, even though Cara (Peyton List) doesn’t trust it to last.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Peyton List talked about how much she’s enjoyed learning about the characters backstories through flashbacks, how exhausted she was after reading the season finale because so much happens to all of the characters, how nice it was to let loose for a little bit in this next episode, getting to explore the relationship between Cara and her sister, where Cara’s head is at with both John (Luke Mitchell) and Stephen, and how Hillary (Alexa Vega) fits into that, and whether the Tomorrow People will get tighter over the coming events or whether those events might rip them apart.  Check out our Peyton List Tomorrow People interview after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers

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.

Luke Mitchell Talks THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, Reaching the End of Season One, Who the Real Bad Guy Is, and More

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The CW drama series The Tomorrow People follows a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities, who are the next evolutionary leap of mankind.  Up until a year ago, Stephen Jameson (Robbie Amell) was a “normal” teenager, but then he learned that he is part of a genetically advanced race that is being hunted down by a paramilitary group of scientists known as Ultra.  In Episode 17, “End Game,” John (Luke Mitchell) and Russell (Aaron Yoo) learn of a dangerous plan that Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) has in motion while Cara (Peyton List) gets a lead on a new break-out that turns out to be someone from her past.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Luke Mitchell talked about how Episode 17 really turns things on its head, what he felt about John’s loss of leadership, savoring the good that happens to his character, how each of the remaining episodes just keep getting bigger, that they needed extra shooting days for the final three episodes, figuring out who the real bad guy is, how John feels about revealing the Tomorrow People to the world, the unexpected friendship between John and Astrid (Madeleine Mantock), and all of those shirtless scenes.  Check out what Luke Mitchell had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

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.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW and TOMORROW PEOPLE Drop to Series Lows; MODERN FAMILY Ticks Up

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

  • The CW’s Arrow was down 22% to a series low 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.19 million viewers.  The Tomorrow People also hit a series low, dropping 20% to a 0.4 rating and 1.33 million viewers.  Read Dave’s recap of Arrow here.
  • Over on ABC, The Middle was up 12% to a 1.9 rating and 7.15 million viewers, Suburgatory rose 21% to a 1.7 rating and 5.57 million viewers, Modern Family ticked up 6% to a 3.3 rating and 9.01 million viewers, Mixology dipped 6% to a 1.6 rating and 4.48 million viewers, and Nashvile rose 8% to a 1.4 rating and 4.85 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Revolution matched last week’s series low 1.3 rating and scored 4.77 million viewers, Law & Order: SVU dropped 20% to a 2.0 rating and 6.03 million viewers, and Chicago P.D. dropped 15% to a series low-tying 1.5 rating and 6.07 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Criminal Minds garnered a 2.6 rating and 11.37 million viewers for a rise of 18%, while CSI was down 15% to a 1.7 rating and 9.19 million viewers.

Executive Producer Phil Klemmer Talks THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, Where the Show Is Headed, Writing Towards an Uncertain Finale, and More

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The CW drama series The Tomorrow People follows a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities, who are the next evolutionary leap of mankind. Up until a year ago, Stephen Jameson (Robbie Amell) was a “normal” teenager, but then he learned that he is part of a genetically advanced race that is being hunted down by a paramilitary group of scientists known as Ultra. In Episode 15, “Enemy of My Enemy,” Julian (James Mackay) is back and hell bent on revenge against Cara (Peyton List) and striking a deal with Ultra to help him get it, while Astrid (Madeleine Mantock) is plagued by nightmares after her near-death experience and turns to her new friend John (Luke Mitchell) for some comfort.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, executive producer/writer Phil Klemmer talked about where things are headed next, how challenging it’s going to be for John and Cara to keep this group of Tomorrow People together, his worry that they were throwing too many bad things at Cara, just how quickly the storyline regarding what really happened with Stephen’s father will ramp up, how the top will be blown off of the world of paranormals, that there will be all kinds of really surprising couplings and trysts, and the challenges of leading up to the finale without knowing whether they’ll get a Season 2, but his hopes that they will get one.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

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