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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 as Glee tends to go up a tenth). It also topped the night in adults 18-49 as it has done with every fresh episode this fall. The Halloween-themed episode of comedy Raising Hope (2.6/7) was even with its fast national result for its previous fresh episode 2 weeks ago. It wad followed by another Raising Hope original (2.3/6), which did 64% better than time slot’s regular, Running Wilde, did the last time it aired after a first-run Raising Hope.

ABC’s recently renewed new drama No Ordinary Family (2.0/5) continued to slide, down 9% from last week for a new low. Dancing with the Stars result show, which featured the surprise elimination of The Hills star Audrina Patridge, was down 6% for its lowest result this season. (It is expected to regain some ground in the finals.) ABC’s other newly renewed freshman drama, Detroit 1-8-7 (2.0/6) was  up a tenth from its fast national number last week. The cop drama tends to lose a tenth of a rating point in the finals when the Dancing overrun is taken out.

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Ryan Murphy Eyes Redo Of ‘Rocky Horror’

By | Monday October 18, 2010 @ 3:35pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Glee creator Ryan Murphy just finished an episode of his hit show that is devoted to the camp classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. By the time it airs October 26, Murphy might be in a deal to direct the feature film remake. I’m told that he’s being courted by Fox 2000 to direct a remake of the 1975 musical, which has grossed north of $100 million and is considered the longest running theatrical release in film history because it still packs the faithful into midnight shows. The project is taking shape at Fox 2000, with Peter Chernin producing along with Lou Adler.

Murphy hasn’t committed, but he has met. Aside from being very hands on with his hit show, Murphy is also exploring a spring start to direct Mark Ruffalo in The Normal Heart, a feature adaptation of the Larry Kramer play about AIDS written when the disease was a death sentence and nobody seemed to be helping. Murphy also got paid $5 million from Sony Pictures Entertainment to write and direct a romantic comedy that would re-team him with his Eat, Pray, Love star Julia Roberts. The original Rocky Horror Picture Show, written by cast member Richard O’Brien and director Jim Sharman, launched Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick and had a cast that included O’Brien, Nell Campbell and Meat Loaf in a raucous re-telling of the … Read More »

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Comic-Con: ‘Glee’ Plans Rocky Horror Show

Spoiler Alerts! Spoiler Alerts! Ryan Murphy confirmed at Comic-Con that Glee will have a “Rocky Horror” episode next season. Kurt will get a boyfriend — and Murphy plans for them to be Prom King and King. Another upcoming episode will feature a religious theme with Mercedes singing in church and bringing Kurt along with her. Tina and Mike Chang will be dating when the show returns. Tina will not be dating Artie. And I sincerely hope all this means something to you Gleeks

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