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Robert Forster Joins ‘Backstrom’; Elizabeth Rodriguez In ‘Grimm’

By | Wednesday July 16, 2014 @ 10:00am PDT

Robert Forster Joins ‘Backstrom’; Elizabeth Rodriguez In ‘Grimm’Oscar-nominated Robert Forster (Jackie Brown) has been cast in Fox’s new drama series Backstrom. Created by Bones creator/executive producer Hart Hanson based on the Swedish book series by Leif G. W. Persson, Backstrom centers on Everett Backstrom (Rainn Wilson), an overweight, offensive, irascible detective who’s engaged in a constant struggle with his self-destructive tendencies. Forster will appear in two episodes this season as Everett’s dad, Sheriff Blue Backstrom. Blue is a local legend who’s gained notoriety through his tough, smart, pitiless, yet likable disposition. But Everett is too pained by memories of Blue as the abusive father of his youth to see his dad’s “goodness” and “sincerity.” Forster recently appeared in ABC’s Last Man Standing. Other big screen credits include  Olympus Has Fallen, The Descendants, and Mulholland Drive.
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TCA: NBC Drama Series Showrunners Tell TV Critics How It’s Done

By | Sunday July 13, 2014 @ 6:09pm PDT

TCA: NBC Drama Series Showrunners Tell TV Critics How It’s DoneAt the end of its day at Summer TV Press Tour 2014, NBC brought out four of the showrunners on returning drama series to take questions. Matt Olmstead (Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D.) said that when he was working on a cable program, “I missed doing 22 [episodes],” while John Eisendrath (The Blacklist) said, “Having never done a 12-episode order, I’m totally jealous.”

Eisendrath was set up to vent about the fact that neither The Blacklist nor its star James Spader scored Drama Series Emmy noms on Thursday. He said he’d be lying if he said he wasn’t disappointed. “I think he’s completely deserving of it. The competition is fierce, that’s the reality — TV is thriving, there’s that much competition. I was disapointed, but I understand how it happened and what happened. We have to continue to do the best shows we can and hope we’re on long enough for people to reconsider,” he concluded, diplomatically.

All the showrunners were asked a certain number of beauty-pageant questions, like ‘what qualities are necessary in a showrunner?’ Jason Katims (Parenthood, About A  Boy) went with “embrace the collaborative nature of making a television show”; Eisendrath went with “not to panic..and be open to new ideas.” Asked what was the most difficult part of the job, Olmstead said, “Trying to figure out what … Read More »

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Comic-Con 2014: Complete TV Schedule

Comic-Con 2014: Complete TV ScheduleWednesday, July 23 — Preview Night
6-10 PM, Ballroom 20
Warner Bros. TV Pilot Screening: Constantine, The Flash, iZombie, Teen Titans Go!

Thursday, July 24
10-11 AM, Ballroom 20
Fox’s 24: Kiefer Sutherland, EP Jon Cassar returns to Comic-Con to show off highlights from 24: Live Another Day.

10:30-11:30 AM, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
Legends Of TV Land: Betty White (The Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland) and other TV celebs will answer questions about their work and making history on television. Sneak peek of animated episode of Hot in Cleveland, airing July 30th.

Related: ‘Star Wars – Episode VII’ Not Presenting at Comic-Con 2014

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EMMYS: Overall Nominations By Network

By | Thursday July 10, 2014 @ 7:08am PDT

EMMYS: Overall Nominations By NetworkOnce again, HBO led all networks in Emmy nominations this year, and it wasn’t even close. Here’s a look at HBO’s noms haul in the past decade, followed by a breakdown in who got what this year.

Emmy Nominations HBO Chart 2004 to 2014

 

NOMINATIONS BY NETWORK

HBO – 99
CBS – 47
NBC – 46
FX Networks – 45
ABC – 37
PBS – 34
Netflix – 31
FOX– 30
AMC – 26
Showtime – 24
Comedy Central – 21
FOX– 30
Lifetime – 17
National Geographic Channel – 15
Starz – 11
Discovery Channel – 10 Read More »

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EMMYS: Overall Nominations By Show

By | Thursday July 10, 2014 @ 7:07am PDT

EMMYS: Overall Nominations By ShowGame of Thrones led the Emmy nominations race, but not by much, ahead of Fargo, American Horror Story‘s latest, Breaking Bad and The Normal Heart. Below we have charts with all the shows, organized by most nominations and by name. We also have a show-by-show index of what each show was nominated for. Read More »

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Primetime Emmys: Full List Of Nominees

By | Thursday July 10, 2014 @ 5:53am PDT

Primetime Emmys: Full List Of NomineesThe 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced this morning at the TV Academy in North Hollywood. Netflix fared well with Best Series nominations in both comedy and drama categories, with Orange Is The New Black in the former and House Of Cards in the latter. HBO fared well with noms for rookie Silicon Valley and Veep on the comedy side and Game Of Thrones and True Detective on the drama side. Both of that series’ stars, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrleson, received nods in the actor category, as did Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm. The AMC show is back in the drama race with Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey rounding out the category. On the comedy side, the top category includes reigning champ Modern Family, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory and FX’s Louie.

Here’s the full list of noms:

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory
CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Louie
FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions

Modern Family
ABC • Picador Productions and Steven Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television

Orange Is The New Black
Netflix • Lionsgate Television for Netflix

Silicon Valley
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Judgemental Films, Alec Berg, Altschuler Krinsky works, and 3 Arts Entertainment

Veep
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Dundee Productions

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad
AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Downton Abbey
PBS • A Carnival Films/Masterpiece Co-Production in association with NBC Universal

Game Of Thrones
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions

House Of Cards
Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix

Mad Men
AMC • Lionsgate Television

True Detective
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Neon Black, Anonymous Content, Parliament of Owls and Passenger Read More »

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Tim Roth, ‘Grimm’s Bitsie Tulloch Join Michel Franco’s ‘Chronic’

By | Wednesday July 2, 2014 @ 11:16am PDT

Tim Roth, ‘Grimm’s Bitsie Tulloch Join Michel Franco’s ‘Chronic’EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-nominated Tim Roth and Grimm star Bitsie Tulloch are set to star in Chronic, the English-language debut of After Lucia helmer Michel Franco. Chronic tracks a depressed nurse practitioner who assists terminally ill patients and tries to reconnect with the family he abandoned. Tulloch will play Lidia, whose father John will be played by Pulitzer-winning playwright Michael Cristofer. Prisoners‘ David Dastmalchian, recently cast in Marvel’s Ant-Man, s also in talks to join the film.

Roth and Franco go back a few years: The thesp served as president of the Cannes jury that awarded Mexican director Franco the top prize in the Un Certain Regard sidebar for his teen bullying drama Despues De Lucia (After Lucia) in 2012.

Tulloch stars on NBC’s hit series Grimm appeared in the JFK drama Parkland. She recently wrapped crime thriller Dead Draw with Gil Bellows and is repped by ICM Partners and Luber Roklin Entertainment. Roth recently starred on Discovery’s Klondike miniseries, in Cannes opener Grace Of Monaco, and last month joined the cast of Paramount’s MLK pic Selma as Governor George Wallace. He’s repped by CAA, Markham Froggatt and Irwin, and Jackoway Tyerman.

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EMMYS: Some Of This Year’s Series Contenders Are Gorier Than Ever

By | Tuesday June 17, 2014 @ 8:09pm PDT

EMMYS: Some Of This Year’s Series Contenders Are Gorier Than EverLike the Tiber River after Caligula’s been on a weekend bender, television today is flooded with blood. What was once the sole sphere of slasher flicks now has become a common spattering on the small screen, and not just with cable shows such as AMC’s The Walking Dead, HBO’s Game of Thrones and the recently launched Showtime drama Penny Dreadful. Now the networks are in the gore game with Fox’s The Following and Sleepy Hollow and NBC’s Hannibal and Grimm. The Image (2) Awardsline-logo_use-this-one__140529211810-275x38.jpg for post 738599proliferation of blood and guts on TV in this era of the explicit proves that the appetite for death and destruction hasn’t jumped the shark so much as stabbed the beast, torn into its flesh, cooked it up and swam among the remains. Read More »

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NBC Sets Fall Premiere Dates: Dramas To Launch During Premiere Week, Comedies In October

By | Monday June 2, 2014 @ 11:15am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

nbclogoNBC, the first broadcast network to announce its fall schedule at the upfronts, today became the first to unveil its fall premiere dates exactly two weeks after its upfront presentation. This has got to be a record for the earliest premiere dates announcement in recent years. No major surprises, with veteran The Biggest Loser as the sole entertainment program to launch before the official start of the broadcast season. NBC will roll out the bulk of its fall schedule during the official premiere week of September 22. However, Biggest Loser and The Voice’s Tuesday edition will air in two-hour broadcasts for the first few weeks, pushing the debut of NBC’s hourlong Tuesday and Thursday comedy blocks to October. NBC also is keeping its tradition of launching the Friday genre block just before Halloween. As announced at the upfronts, new drama State Of Affairs is slated to replace The Blacklist on Mondays on November 17 as Blacklist prepares for a potential move to Thursdays following its big showcase after the Super Bowl.

NBC FALL 2014 PREMIERE DATES
(all times ET)

THURSDAY, SEPT. 4
8-11 PM – SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Green Bay at Seattle)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 7
7-8:20 PM – FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA
8:20-11:30 PM – SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Indianapolis at Denver)

THURSDAY, SEPT. 11
8-10 AM –  THE BIGGEST LOSER

MONDAY, SEPT. 22
8-10 PM – THE VOICE
10-11 PM – THE BLACKLIST

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Crossbones’ Debuts OK, ‘What Would You Do?’ Down

By | Saturday May 31, 2014 @ 10:09am PDT

crossbones 2Last Friday the only original drama on television was the Season 2 finale of NBC’s Hannibal. Last night, the only original drama on television was also on NBC and it was the debut of Crossbones (1.1/4). Originally intended to premiere midseason and be paired with Grimm, the lush action-adventure pirate series from Luther creator Neil Cross and toplined by John Malkovich was plunked over to the summer in February and Hannibal’s second season got the spot. Now it is Crossbones’ time to have Fridays at 10PM, though on the surface the once 10, now 9-episode show’s comparisons to Hannibal are apparent. For one, both are bloody and beautiful to look at, though the Bryan Fuller-created show is more textured in both regards. From a numbers POV, the Blackbeard re-telling debuted with exactly the same ratings as the Season 2 premiere of Hannibal did back on February 28 in the 10 PM slot. In fact, last night’s result was the best NBC has done in the slot since the debut of Hannibal’s latest cycle and saw a 38% rise from Hannibal’s S2 ender last week. It was also better than Fox’s recent debut of Gang Related on May 22. Crossbones’ start was however down from the now cancelled Dracula which opened in the same slot on NBC on October 25 last year with a 1.8 rating among Adults 18-49.

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More Than 5 Million Tune In To Barbara Walters’ Final Day On ‘The View’

By | Monday May 19, 2014 @ 3:07pm PDT

BARBARA WALTERS CELEBRATIONAn average of 5.2 million people tuned in to say so long to Barbara Walters on Friday’s The View. It’s not the show’s most-watched episode ever – that would be the 6.6 million who tuned in July 29, 2010 for President Obama’s first visit to the daytime gabber. It’s also not the second-most-watched episode in the show’s 17-year history – that being the 6.2 million who watched the Day of Hot Topics after the presidential election on November 5, 2008. Babs’ swan-song also sits behind the Day of Hot Topics after the East Coast 2009 snowpocalypse, which clocked 5.233 million viewers. Babs’ goodbye  –  which featured a parade of female news and infotainment talent who’ve followed in Babs’ footsteps including Oprah Winfrey, Diane Sawyer, Savannah Guthrie, Connie Chung, etc. — goes into the books as the No. 4-rated episode in the franchise’s history. (One day earlier, the return of all 11 of the show’s co-hosts to bid Babs adieu logged an average of 4.2 million people.)

Related: Highlights From Barbara Walters’ Last Day On ‘The View’: Video

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Barbara Walters Tribute Tops Night With 9.30M Viewers, ‘Shark Tank’, ‘Kitchen Nightmares’, ‘Grimm’ & ‘Hart Of Dixie’ Finales Down, ‘Hannibal’ Rises

MIKE TYSON, ROBIN GIVENS, BARBARA WALTERSAn era has passed, but as Sundays will always be the natural spot for awards shows, Fridays should never refuse a Barbara Walters special. And that’s what ABC rolled out last night with a full court press retrospective via the 2-hour Barbara Walters: Her Story (1.6/7) special. Coming the same day as Walters’ last stint as on-air den mother on The View, as my colleague Lisa de Moraes likes to say, the look back at her career over the decades saw the TV pioneer interviewing Presidents, the famous, the infamous and the too trainwrecky to look away. And a lot of people were looking on Friday. Even with last week’s 20/20, and down a scant 5% from Walters’ quickly pulled together showstopper of an interview with Donald Sterling’s confidante V. Stiviano on May 2, last night’s special was tied with lead-in  Shark Tank (1.6/7) for the far away highest-rated show of the night and pulled in 9.30 million viewers to make it the most watched show of the night by a landslide. Needless to say, ABC cleaned up the night with a 1.6/6 among Adults 18-49 overall and 8.380 million total viewers.

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UPFRONTS 2014: The Overachievers

By | Friday May 16, 2014 @ 4:28pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

overachieversIt wasn’t easy but we survived another pilot season. Congratulations to all writers, producers and agents who celebrated the pickup of a new series this week. Here is Deadline’s annual honor roll of those who excelled at the upfronts and a list of pods and independent producers with multiple broadcast series on the schedule:

dcHow about DC‘s superhero effort this upfront? Warner Bros. TV made a big push with its sibling comic book banner this season, resulting in four pilots, all of them picked up to series: Gotham at Fox, The Flash and iZombie on the CW and Constantine on NBC.

Related: CW 2014 Fall Schedule

AmblinTVIt’s been a great year for Amblin TV. The company, which last summer received a straight-to-series order for drama Extant on CBS, added three more series over the past week, dramas Red Band Society at Fox, Whispers at ABC and Public Morals at TNT. That brings the independent company’s tally to eight series, including Under the Dome at CBS, The Americans at FX, Falling Skies at TNT and Halo at xBox/Showtime.

Related: CBS 2014 Schedule

keshetIsrael’s Keshet saw drama Allegiance and comedy Your Family Or Mine get pickups at NBC and TBS, respectively, while limited series Dig was presented at USA’s upfront. (The company also has dramas Tyrant and Homeland and unscripted series Rising Star, Boom and Deal with It.) 3 Arts received straight-to-series orders for comedies Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Mr. Robinson at NBC and Mulaney at Fox, has Cabot College in talks for a six-episode order at Fox (as well as returning series Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Parks And Recreation, both from Mike Schur, The Mindy Project).

Related: NBC 2014 Schedule

kaplan__130220013414-150x150berlantiThere are several producers and production companies that landed two new series orders this week. Warner Bros. TV-based Greg Berlanti executive produces the CW’s The Flash, which he also co-wrote, and NBC’s Mysteries Of Laura. (He also has Arrow at the CW). Independent producer Aaron Kaplan received orders for Mysteries Of Laura at NBC and Secrets & Lies at ABC. (He also has cable series Chasing Life and Instant Mom). Sony TV-based Jamie Tarses is behind new NBC comedy Marry Me and TBS’ Your Family Or Mine (along with TNT’s Franklin & Bash). ferrell-mckay-cp-getty-71523538Will Ferrell and Adam McKay‘s Uni TV-based Gary Sanchez landed its first broadcast series times two, with pickups for comedies Bad Judge and Mission Control at NBC (company also has Drunk History at Comedy Central). Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly have midseason series The Odd Couple on CBS and The Club on ABC (as well as Elementary, Unforgettable, Justified, Hindsight and Masters Of Sex). Marty Adelstein, with Becky Clements, is shepherding new ABC comedy Cristela and NBC drama Aquarius starring David Duchovny. (He also has Last Man Standing, with Clements, and Teen Wolf.) Jake Kasdan executive produces ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat and Fox’s Weird Loners (as well as Fox’s New Girl).  Tim Kring has two event series, NBC’s Heroes: Reborn and USA’s Dig. Vince Gilligan has Battle Creek on CBS as well as Better Call Saul on AMC, while Rob Thomas has iZombie for CW and a Veronica Mars Web spinoff for CW digital. rashidajonesRashida Jones has two new series, one as a producer, NBC’s A to Z, and one as an actress, TBS’ Angie Tribeca, where she plays the lead. In a rare feat, Laurie Metcalf is a regular on two comedy series, CBS’ The McCarthys and HBO’s Getting On. Electus has new series introduced this week, Jane The Virgin on the CW and the unscripted DVF Project on E! (Tina Fey and Robert Carlock have new comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, while their Cabot College is in talks for a Fox order.)

Related: Fox 2014 Schedule

Shonda RhimesKevinWilliamsonSeveral prolific writer-producers have expanded their portfolios. Shonda Rhimes has added How To Get Away With Murder to create a rare Shonda lineup on ABC, with Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and Murder on Thursday next fall. Kevin Williamson has new CBS drama Stalker, which he created, joining his other series, The Following on Fox and The Vampire Diaries on the CW. Read More »

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NBC Upfronts Presentation 2014 Live-Blog: ‘Blacklist’ Love, Meyers & Fallon Take Aim

By | Monday May 12, 2014 @ 8:28am PDT

NBC Upfront PresentationNBC_logoRemember a few years back, when NBC didn’t want to play in the Upfront Week sandbox and did not believe in the TV season? That was before it unexpectedly found itself in first place for a TV season…..

10:59 AM: Network execs, Mad Ave suits and The Reporters Who Cover Television have been baking in the sun for an hour, as they wait to get in to the Javits Center.

11:15 AM: Seth Meyers kicks things off, noting NBC’s upfront taking place “at the Javits Center in the heart of New York’s historical Stabbing District. What it lacks in charm it more than makes up for in size. They say it’s so big it can fit every person who watched an episode of Ironside….”

“The Upfront: NBC’s longest-running show. ”

“Congratulations are in order to Bob Greenblatt NBCUniversal Events - Season 2014for the Sound Of Music… [from] hot new writers Rogers and Hammerstein. Those kids have a career in front of them. ”

“NBC’s biggest hit of last year, The Blacklist is returning for a second season. For those who haven’t seen it, it’s about the people Donald Sterling doesn’t want coming to the Clippers game.”

Related: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Redo: ‘The Blacklist’ Post-Super Bowl Episode To Be Two-Parter

“It’s much better to have a show be a smash that be called Smash.”

“Ukraine will appear on the next season of The Biggest Loser.”

“Some of you came with a taxi today, some took the subway. I rode in on Jimmy Fallon ‘s coattails.”

“I am honored to be hosting the Emmys in August. The Emmys will be held on a Monday this year for the first itme since 1976,” he said, saying he was looking forward to the inevitable news release from NBC the next day boasting “The Emmys scores its highest Monday rating since 1977.”

11:30 AM: NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt says he won’t make any Javits Center jokes because Meyers covered it. “The good news is… we are no longer at Hilton ballroom.” Some of you there…actually come long way since then… We’re no. 1  — you’re going to hear it a lot more… Read More »

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NBC 2014 Schedule: ‘Blacklist’ & ‘Biggest Loser’ Move To Thursday To End Comedy Block, ‘State Of Affairs’ & ‘Marry Me’ Get Post-’Voice’ Slots, ‘Parks’ To Midseason

By | Sunday May 11, 2014 @ 9:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC-The-BlacklistNBC, which is projected to win the season among adults 18-49 for the first time in 10 years, is betting big on The Blacklist with a post-Super Bowl berth and a high profile new time slot. The network has made the bold Thursday move we’d been expecting, shifting the flagship drama starring James Spader to the 9 PM tentpole slot on February 5, after a big showcase behind the Super Bowl on Feb. 1. Without further ado, here is NBC’s fall schedule, followed by analysis:

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NBC FALL 2014-2015 SCHEDULE
(New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)

MONDAY
8-10 p.m. — “The Voice”
10-11 p.m. — “The Blacklist” / “STATE OF AFFAIRS” (beginning Nov. 17)

TUESDAYFall Schedule 2014
8-9 p.m. — “The Voice”
9-9:30 p.m. — “MARRY ME”
9:30-10 p.m. — “About a Boy”
10-11 p.m. — “Chicago Fire”

WEDNESDAY
8-9 p.m. — “THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA”
9-10 p.m. — “Law & Order: SVU”
10-11 p.m. — “Chicago P.D.”

THURSDAY
8-9 p.m. — “The Biggest Loser”
9-9:30 p.m. — “BAD JUDGE” (“The Blacklist” beginning Feb. 5)
9:30-10 p.m. — “A TO Z”
10-11 p.m. — “Parenthood”/”Allegiance”

FRIDAY
8-9 p.m. — “Dateline NBC”
9-10 p.m. — “Grimm”
10-11 p.m. — “CONSTANTINE” Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Blue Bloods’ Finale Up, ‘Shark Tank’ & ‘Hannibal’ Down, ‘Hart Of Dixie’ Rises

By | Saturday May 10, 2014 @ 9:58am PDT

BLUE BLOODS SEASON 4 FINALEThe third Friday of this year’s May Sweep brought no shortage of finales on CBS. In fact the most watched network of the night (9.29 million) was nothing but finales as Unforgettable (0.8/4), Hawaii Five-0 (1.3/4) and Blue Bloods (1.4/5) all wrapped up their latest seasons. The big winner was the Season 4 end of the Tom Selleck-led NYPD family show. While down a tenth from last week’s show, Blue Bloods was up a Big Apple strong 17% from its Season 3 finale on May 10 last year. The third highest rated show of the night, the 10 PM airing BB was as usual in the top spot when it came to viewership with 11.50 million tuning in – that’s actually a 12% rise from the audience the show got for its Season 3 ender. Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: NBCUniversal, Amazon Ink UK Streaming Deal; Fox International Channels Takes ‘Wayward Pines’ Rights; More

Amazon, NBCUniversal Ink U.K. Streaming Deal
key_art_parks_and_recreationAmazon and NBCUniversal have finalized a UK instant video subscription deal that will make hundreds of episodes of U.S. TV series available on Prime Instant Video. Amazon is bringing multiple seasons of such NBCUniversal shows as Suits, Grimm and Parks And Recreation to the UK’s largest movie and TV streaming subscription service. Also included in the deal are renewals of series such as Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, The Office (U.S.) and 30 Rock. Read More »

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NBC Renews ‘Law & Order: SVU’ For 16th Season

By | Wednesday May 7, 2014 @ 4:27pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After lengthy negotiations, NBC has closed a deal with producer Dick Wolf for a Law & Order: SVU Renewed NBC16th season of crime drama Law & Order: SVU. Star Mariska Hargitay is expected to return. SVU was conspicuously missing from NBC’s list of early renewals in March. The holdup had to do with a pay cut Wolf had been asked to take in order for the show to come back, something he has been unwilling to do. For a little while, things looked like touch and go, with showrunner Warren Leight exploring other jobs, but he recently re-committed to SVU as a deal with NBC began to look imminent. The renewal restores Wolf’s NBC drama series tally to three for a second consecutive season. His Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. already had been renewed. Read More »

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2014-15 NBC Schedule

By | Wednesday May 7, 2014 @ 12:21pm PDT

2014-15 NBC Schedule
(New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)

MONDAY
8-10 PM – The Voice
10-11 PM - The Blacklist / STATE OF AFFAIRS (beginning Nov. 17)

TUESDAY
8-9 PM - The Voice
9-9:30 PM - MARRY ME
9:30-10 PM - About a Boy
10-11 PM - Chicago Fire

WEDNESDAY
8-9 PM - THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA
9-10 PM - Law & Order: SVU
10-11 PM - Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY
8-9 PM - The Biggest Loser
9-9:30 PM - BAD JUDGE (The Blacklist beginning Feb. 5)
9:30-10 PM - A TO Z
10-11 PM - Parenthood / Allegiance

FRIDAY
8-9 PM - Dateline NBC
9-10 PM - Grimm
10-11 PM - CONSTANTINE

SATURDAY
8-11 PM - Encore programming

SUNDAY
7-8:20 PM - Football Night in America
8:20-11:30 PM – NBC Sunday Night Football

Related: NBC New Series First Looks: Video

2014-2015 NEW SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

NEW COMEDIES

A TO Z – This is the A-to-Z story of Andrew (Ben Feldman, “Mad Men”) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti, “How I Met Your Mother”) — a pair that almost wasn’t — and all that happened from the day they met. Andrew has always been a secret romantic … not above crooning to Celine Dion while driving to work, with dreams of finding “the one.” He imagines her to be just like that shimmering beauty he spotted that night in that silver dress at that concert two years ago. Zelda, having grown up with a hippie mom who believed the universe would provide for everything, rebelled into a no-nonsense practical lawyer who prefers the control of online dating. But when a computer glitch … Read More »

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