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Set the DVR! “Castle”, “Mom” & “NCIS: Los Angeles” Premiere Tonight!

Castle – ABC

When viewers first met Richard Castle — a famous mystery novelist and divorced father raising his teenage daughter, while being kept grounded by his Broadway diva mother — he was creatively blocked. But when the NYPD questioned him in connection with a series of murders staged to imitate crime scenes from his books, Castle found inspiration in Detective Kate Beckett, a bright and aggressive homicide cop with a fascination for odd and offbeat cases stemming from the years-old unsolved murder of her own mother.

Though they instantly clashed, sparks of another sort began to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle stepped in to help find the copycat killer. Once that initial case was solved, Castle and Beckett continued to investigate strange homicides in New York, combining Castle’s writer intuition and Beckett’s creative detective work. Then, after four seasons of “will they” or “won’t they,” Castle and Beckett finally gave into their feelings for each other. The fun and conflict continue to escalate as the crime-solving dynamic duo navigate a whole new chapter in their relationship.

Mom – CBS

From hit-maker Chuck Lorre comes his next big comedy‐an irreverent and outrageous take on true family love‐and dysfunction. Newly sober single mom Christy struggles to raise two children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls. Testing her sobriety is her formerly estranged mother, now back in Christy’s life and eager to share passive-aggressive insights into her daughter’s many mistakes.

NCIS: Los Angeles – CBS

NCIS: LOS ANGELES is a drama about the high-stakes world of a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals that pose a threat to the nation’s security. By assuming false identities and utilizing the most advanced technology, this team of highly-trained agents goes deep undercover, putting their lives on the line in the field to bring down their targets. Special Agent “G” Callen is a chameleon who transforms himself into whomever he needs to be to infiltrate the criminal underworld. His partner is Special Agent Sam Hanna, a former U.S. Navy SEAL who has seen action in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Assisting the team is the all-knowing Henrietta “Hetty” Lange, who oversees the staff and is tasked with providing everything from micro-surveillance cameras to cars for the team; Special Agent Kensi Blye, the exceptionally bright daughter of a slain Marine who lives for the adrenaline rush that comes with undercover work; Marty Deeks, a seasoned LAPD undercover detective who was recruited to the team by Hetty; Tech Operator Eric Beale, who has mastered every gadget and computer in the Ops Center; and the recent addition, Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones, who won the team’s respect with her spot-on intelligence assessments and her shrewd insights. Armed with the latest in high tech gear and sent regularly into life-threatening situations, this tight-knit unit relies on each other to do what is necessary to protect national interests.

See the entire Fall 2014 ABC Premiere Schedule here!

See the entire Fall 2014 CBS Premiere Schedule here!

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Set the DVR: CBS Fall Premiere Dates!

cbsWith Summer just underway CBS has taken the extraordinary move of announcing their Fall 2014 TV sched earlier than usual. There will be 5 newcomers to lineup this fall season:

MADAM SECRETARY – (Sundays at 8PM) A look at the personal and professional life of a Secretary of State as she tries to balance her work and family life. Starring Erich Bergen, Téa Leoni, Keith Carradine, & Tim Daly

SCORPION – (Mondays at 9PM) An eccentric genius forms an international network of super-geniuses to act as the last line of defense against the complicated threats of the modern world. Starring Robert Patrick, Kelley Jakle, Katharine McPhee & Elyes Gabel.

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – (Tuesdays at 9PM) A spin-off of “NCIS” that is set in the Crescent City. Starring Lucas Black, Paige Turco & Scott Bakula Continue reading

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Fall TV Winners: Top 10 New Shows

Variety has a rundown of the Fall season’s best new shows so far. Some surprises on the list, however I must say I am enjoying ‘Sleepy Hollow’ and am staying strong with ‘Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’, but so desperately want it to get better. Check it out the full list below!


#10 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
It wouldn’t qualify as a hit, but the Andy Samberg-Andre Braugher cop comedy has been a steady performer for Fox, and consistently builds on its “Dads” lead-in. Fox has struggled to surround “New Girl” with strong skedmates, but the net thinks that with patience and a little nurturing, “Brooklyn” can blossom. It will air behind “New Girl” on Tuesdays starting in February, including on Super Bowl Sunday after Fox’s postgame coverage.


#9 Mom (CBS)
Chuck Lorre’s latest comedy hasn’t had great support around it on Monday, as the 9 p.m. timeslot preceeding it has been lower-rated than expected (with three different shows airing there), and drama “Hostages” has struggled behind it at 10.

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#8 The Goldbergs (ABC)
This Tuesday family comedy is delivering decent numbers for ABC despite having to face Fox’s No. 1 live-action comedy (“New Girl”); ratings went up for “Goldbergs” in the only week when “New Girl” was off. The net is airing a couple of “Goldbergs” repeats on Wednesday after “The Middle” over the next month, and it will be interesting to see how it fares with a compatible lead-in. Overall, “The Goldbergs” is averaging 12.8 million viewers and a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49.

The Millers

The Millers

#7 The Millers (CBS)
The Will Arnett comedy is the top-rated new half-hour of the fall, thanks largely to its “The Big Bang Theory” lead-in. Although it loses about 40% of the megahit’s audience, there are enough good signs in its ratings to suggest that “Millers” will stick around longer than other shows to launch behind it (“How to Be a Gentleman,” “Bleep My Dad Says”).

The Crazy Ones

The Crazy Ones

#6 The Crazy Ones (CBS)
After a big premiere behind “The Big Bang Theory,” this Robin Williams-Sarah Michelle Gellar comedy dropped off in subsequent weeks. Still, it’s competitive in demos in its Thursday timeslot and has built a solid base of viewers in DVR playback. It’s no lock for a second season, but CBS figures to be patient and see if it audiences warm to this atypical comedy for the net — a rare single-cam entry — in the second half of the season.

Masterchef Junior

Masterchef Junior

#5 Masterchef Junior (Fox)
This spinoff of the Gordon Ramsay competition series “MasterChef” was a quietly solid performer for Fox in its six weeks on Friday. In adults 18-49, it held its own opposite CBS’ established reality competition, “Undercover Boss,” while pulling ahead of “Boss” most weeks with DVR playback included. In Live+7 numbers, it averaged a 2.1 rating in 18-49, about the same as higher-touted fellow rookies “Hostages” on CBS and “The Michael J. Fox Show” on NBC, and 5.6 million viewers overall. The show has begun casting for a possible second season.

The Originals

The Originals

#4 The Originals (CW)
This spinoff of “The Vampire Diaries” didn’t really impress in the early going, but in November it posted its best numbers yet and contributed to CW’s most-watched Tuesday in four years. In part because it’s up opposite two high-profile dramas on the competition (“NCIS” and “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD”), “Originals” has seen huge amounts of time-shifted viewing, more than doubling its ratings in adults 18-34 and women 18-34 in Live + 7 Day viewing compared to Live + Same Day. Season to date, originals of “The Originals” are averaging a 1.6 in adults 18-49 and 3.3 million total viewers.


#3 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (ABC)
It has dropped off probably more than expected in the weeks since its much-anticipated premiere, but Marvel’s first series for ABC is still producing solid numbers — especially since it’s up against “NCIS” on Tuesdays. For the season, original episodes of “SHIELD” have averaged a 5.2 rating in Live+7, but in the weeks since its premiere (which did a big 7.0), it has been above a 5 only once. In total viewers, it’s averaging 8.5 million same-night viewers and 12.6 million in L7. In a good sign for the show, it posted its first week-over-week gains with each of its two most recent episodes.


#2 Sleepy Hollow (Fox)
It’s still a bit lower-rated than “Agents of SHIELD” in L7 ratings for original episodes (4.9), but it earns points for consistency and outperforming expectations. This show seemed like something of a dice-roll, and Fox’s recent run of Monday fall premieres hadn’t been stellar following flameouts like “Lone Star” and “The Mob Doctor.” Most of the shows on this list are expected back next season, but “Sleepy Hollow” is the only one that has been officially ordered (for 15 episodes). Its original episodes are averaging a 4.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 12.3 million viewers overall.


#1 The Blacklist (NBC)
The James Spader drama is averaging a big 5.2 rating in adults 18-49, and has been the most consistent of the fall newbies, beginning with its opening- night crushing of CBS’ “Hostages” in a showdown of two of the highest-profile new dramas. How well has it held up? It was averaging a 5.2 rating after its first month as well. Sure, “The Voice” has helped funnel a sizable audience into “Blacklist,” but the show has been bolstered by record DVR playback — suggesting that it’s not a pure timeslot hit. In total viewers, on average it has added a U.S. television-record 6.1 million viewers to its samenight average of 11 million, making it the top-rated rookie series by this measure too and NBC’s most popular new drama at this point of its run in 19 years (since “Earth 2” in 1994).

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TV Updates: Renewals, Pickups & Cancellations

The Crazy Ones

The Crazy Ones

The Millers

The Millers


CBS has handed full seasons to freshman comedies “The Crazy Ones,” “The Millers” and “Mom.”

The back-nine orders arrive after a strong showing by the Eye Thursday night, as CBS TV Studios’ “The Millers” and 20th Century Fox TV’s “The Crazy Ones” helped CBS sweep in total viewers and adults 18-49 with “The Big Bang Theory” serving as a juggernaut lead-in. This week, “The Millers” nabbed 12.2 million viewers overall in its Thursday 8:30 p.m. timeslot, and “Crazy Ones” drew 9.5 million at 9 p.m.

“Mom” — Chuck Lorre’s latest comedy entrant from Warner Bros. TV — attracted 6.7 million viewers this week on Monday, though CBS’ lineup that evening is struggling against NBC’s “The Voice” and “The Blacklist,” along with ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” Vote of confidence in “Mom” with a full season pickup could mean an eventual rejiggering of CBS comedy scheduling, where the Anna Faris-starrer could be comfortably seated with more solid lead-ins. “Mom” is currently averaging just under 8 million viewers on CBS.


NBC has removed “Welcome to the Family” and “Ironside” from its schedule and set a Jan. 2 return date for “Community.” The Peacock also said that “Chicago Fire” spinoff “Chicago P.D.” will premiere Jan. 8 in the former 10 p.m. Wednesday timeslot of its forerunner, which now airs on Tuesdays.

“Ironside,” starring Blair Underwood, will vacate that time period after its fourth episode airs Oct. 23, in favor of editions of “Dateline” and various specials (including “Saturday Night Live”-themed specials, as well as consecutive holiday outings for Kelly Clarkson and Michael Buble in December) through the end of 2013.

Meanwhile, “Welcome to the Family” is being axed immediately after three episodes. An encore episode of “The Voice” will air on Thursday for NBC next week, with an “SNL Halloween” special a week later. Then, a live episode of “The Voice” will air Nov. 7, before “Parks and Recreation” returns with back-to-back episodes on Nov. 14 and again on Nov. 21.

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Set the DVR: ‘Castle’, ‘Voice’, ‘Blacklist’, ‘HIMYM’, ‘2 Broke Girls’, ‘Mom’ & ‘Hostages’ Premiere Tonight!

Tonight is one of the biggest nights for new and returning shows to premiere; NBC, ABC and CBS are up to bat with 7 new shows for you to choose from!

Castle – Season 6

After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard “Rick” Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

The Voice – Season 5

In the season premiere, the “blind auditions” are held in front of the celebrity panel of coaches including, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green and Blake Shelton,etc who each hand pick vocalists for their individual teams. The strongest vocalists from across the country compete to be selected by one of the coaches and fight for a chance to win the title of being named “The Voice.” Continue reading

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