‘Detroit 1-8-7′ Duo Re-Teams For New ABC Drama Project

By | Monday August 15, 2011 @ 3:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: After working together last season on the ABC/ABC Studios cop drama Detroit 1-8-7, series creator/executive producer Jason Richman and executive producer/showrunner David Zabel have teamed … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Glee’ Down But Tops Night, ‘V’ Season Finale Inches Up

Nellie Andreeva

For a third straight night, 8 PM shows showed declines across the board as viewers are adjusting to daylight saving time. Last night, TV usage was down 6% in the hour week-to-week, likely affecting Fox’s Glee and NBC’s The Biggest Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: CBS’ ‘NCIS’ Draws Largest Audience Ever – 22 Million

Nellie Andreeva

This is an amazing feat in today’s increasingly fragmented and DVR-ed TV world: in its eighth season, CBS’ NCIS last night posted a series high in total viewers: 22 million. The veteran procedural was the top program on the night … Read More »

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ABC Gives ‘Body Of Proof’ Tuesday Slot

Nellie Andreeva

ABC’s hourlong procedural Body of Proof starring Dana Delany will succeed Detroit 1-8-7 in the Tuesday 10 PM slot. In preparation for the move, the network last month gave the modestly rated freshman cop drama Detroit 1-8-7 a short, … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Family’ & ‘Parenthood’ Post Double-Digit Drops For Series Lows

Nellie Andreeva

Another heavily hyped episode of Fox’s Glee (4.9/14, 11.6 million), this one featuring new recurring guest star Gwyneth Paltrow, was once again the top-rated telecast on Tuesday among adults 18-49, up 9% from the show’s last week fast national result. … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Rocky Horror’ ‘Glee’ Rocks, ‘NCIS: LA’ Slips & ‘Loser’ Hits Low

Nellie Andreeva

Fox’s Glee didn’t miss a beat in its return from hiatus. The Rocky Horror-themed episode of the musical dramedy (4.8/13) was up 4% from the fast national result for its last original 2 weeks ago (up 2% from the final … Read More »

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Full Seasons For ABC’s ‘Better With You’ & ‘No Ordinary Family’, More ‘Detroit 1-8-7′ & ‘Brothers & Sisters’, No More ‘Whole Truth’

Nellie Andreeva

ABC today became the latest broadcast network to make its full-season pickups, handing out back-nine orders to freshman comedy Better With You and drama No Ordinary Family. Additionally, the network has picked up 5 additional episodes from freshman cop drama Detroit 1-8-7 and 4 from veteran family drama Brothers & Sisters. Missing from the list is new legal drama The Whole Truth, which already has been on shaky ground and is preempted again next week. The series will stay on the air but the network doesn’t plan to order more episodes beyond the original 13. The episodic orders follow the pickup of 4 additional scripts each for No Ordinary Family and Brothers & Sisters 2 weeks ago. It brings the order for Brothers & Sisters to a full-season 22 episodes, up from the 18 ordered in May, meaning that ABC is probably considering a change in its launch plans for midseason drama Off the Map, which was to premiere in Brothers & Sisters Sunday 10 PM slot. (Off the Map also recently received an order for an additional script.) Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: CBS Dramas Inch Up, ‘No Ordinary Family’ & ‘Running Wilde’ Slip

Nellie Andreeva

Things seem to be settling down on Tuesdays, with most series reaching their ratings comfort zones. After across-the-board declines last Tuesday, last night all but 2 shows stayed very close to their last week’s averages and, in some cases, bounced back. That includes the entire CBS lineup as all of … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Glee’ Leads Slew Of Declining Series But Still Tops Tuesday

Nellie Andreeva

Flat seems to be the new up this fall, with only two series last night, CBS’ The Good Wife and NBC’s Parenthood, able to maintain their ratings from last week while everyone else dropped.

With no Britney Spears, Fox’s Glee (4.5/13 in adults 18-49, 11 million viewers overall) suffered the biggest drop (24%) from last week’s record high with one of the show’s most dramatic and poignant episodes. Still, Glee was the highest-rated program of the night in the demo by a wide margin. Glee‘s lead-out, freshman comedy Raising Hope (2.6/7) also was down, by 16%, while Running Wilde (1.8/5) seems to be leveling off, down only a tenth from last week. Fox still won the night in 18-49 with a 3.9/9 but this time it barely edged CBS (3.2/9). Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Glee’ Hits High And ‘No Ordinary Family’ Has Promising Start

Nellie Andreeva

One note on last night before we run the numbers: I found the contrast between 8 PM and 10 PM pretty astonishing. 51.1 million viewers showed up to watch broadcast TV at 8 PM, with all series in the hour … Read More »

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Fall Season Launch: The Big Four’s Standings Going Into Premiere Week

Nellie Andreeva

Overnights aren’t supposed to matter, as any broadcast executive will tell you these days because a larger and larger chunk of the TV audience time-shift their primetime viewing. And yet, we know that every morning next week the TV brass … Read More »

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The New York Television Festival To Premiere ‘Detroit 1-8-7′, ‘Running Wilde’

Nellie Andreeva

The New York Television Festival has announced the primetime lineup for its sixth annual event. Because of its September dates – this year it will take place from Sept. 20-25, overlapping the broadcast network’s premiere week – the festival regularly features premieres of new fall series. This year, the festival … Read More »

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TCA: No Title Change For ‘Detroit 1-8-7′

By | Sunday August 1, 2010 @ 10:48am PDT

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage:

As a Detroit native, I can confirm that Detroit is an economically troubled, crime-ridden, racially polarized city that for decades hasn’t seemed able to catch a break.  And at today’s TCA, it became clear that the fact ABC has set and is shooting its new crime series Detroit 1-8-7 in the Motor City, while a boon to the local economy, is already causing controversy there. Discussed today were the clashes Read More »

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Peter Serafinowicz Joins ‘Running Wilde’

Nellie Andreeva

PeterSerafinowiczEXCLUSIVE: Peter Serafinowicz has joined the cast of the new Fox comedy series Running Wilde as a regular. Serafinowicz was made a regular after he popped in his guest-starring turn in the pilot as Fa’ad Shaoulin, the Oxford-accented neighbor and frenemy of Steve Wilde (Will Arnett). Similarly, Erin Cummings, who guest-starred in the pilot for ABC’s Detroit 1-8-7 as the medical examiner, was recently upped to regular on the new drama series. The Lionsgate TV-produced Running Wilde centers on Steve Wilde, a filthy-rich, immature playboy trying desperately to win (or buy) the heart of his childhood sweetheart and uber-liberal humanitarian (Keri Russell). Read More »

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