Thursday, October 31, 2013

Seven Questions with Masiela Lusha of George Lopez; Celebrity Week on Millionaire Nov. 4-8, 2013

Today we have a special "Seven Questions" interview with the very likeable Masiela Lusha, who of course played Carmen Lopez on the hit sitcom George Lopez from 2002-2007. The sitcom can still be seen in syndication on Nick at Nite and is one of the network's highest rated series of all-time. Having made her TV debut in 2000 on the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire, Masiela Lusha has literally grown up on screen. Today, Masiela's talents have taken her from a fresh-faced teen to an award-winning actress, author, model, producer and humanitarian. Though best known for her on-screen talents, she has many other passions that have kept her busy and we will dive into all of that.
We talked to her about the George Lopez experience obviously, how she started in this business, if she keeps in touch with her George Lopez co-stars, why she left the series after the fifth season, and all of her other many talents. She is truly one of a kind! So let's get right to another installment of "Seven Questions!"

"Seven Questions with Masiela Lusha of George Lopez"

Masiela Lusha

SitcomsOnline: Hi Masiela, we just love you and were amazed by your performance on the hit sitcom George Lopez from 2002-2007. Tell us how you got the role and did you expect to get the role despite not being of Latin American descent? Honestly, we had no idea you weren't Latina until a few seasons in! That must mean you are good!
Masiela Lusha: Thank you so much! Not realizing until a few seasons in that Carmen was portrayed by a non-Latina is a testament to the writers and producers of the series. Carmen was such a well-written character, so rounded; to me, her struggles and thrills were universal. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to portray Carmen, and more importantly that her depth and vulnerabilities were depicted authentically and without a hint of veneer or predisposition. When I tested for Warner Bros. and ABC, my nationality was not even addressed in the room. I was not confronted with the possibility that perhaps I could not infuse Carmen with the life that the story required, that perhaps I was not inherently capable of portraying a teenager in Los Angeles.

George Lopez Season 3 Cast

SitcomsOnline: What made you decide to become an actor and when did you decide that? We know your first role was back in 2000 but did you get roles instantly after you pursued getting into this industry? Or was it a harder process than you thought?
Masiela Lusha: An agent at Amatruda Benson & Associates combed the Midwest for new talent, and eventually landed in Detroit. At this open call, as a large assembly of attendees, we lined up in single file and presented ourselves to the agent, relaying our dream of either acting or modeling. After the seminar and open call, the agent narrowed down his list to three new actors that he would like to represent in Los Angeles, and the moment he called my name, the trajectory of my life shifted drastically. Within a week, my family and I moved to Los Angeles, and we dove into a new life that was utterly unfathomable only a week prior. Looking back, it still amazes me that we left behind every thread of comfort for the opportunity to pursue such an intangible dream.
Once I settled into a reliable routine in Hollywood, within a year, I was offered a commercial for JC Penney and a music video for Alanis Morissette's Hands Clean. It was after two years of resistless dedication, that I was offered the opportunity to portray Carmen. I cannot really say whether the process of pursing the industry was more difficult that I anticipated, because I did not know what to expect. I knew that I fell in love with acting, and that any opportunity, whether in an acting class, an audition, or on set where I could perform, felt like a dream come true. Being cast was certainly the icing, but it did not prevent me from loving every moment of pursuing my dream. I also fell in love with simply working, and being of use to society, in any way that I could.

George Lopez Season 4

SitcomsOnline: Tell us how your relationship was with the rest of the cast of George Lopez - George, Constance, Luis, Valente and Belita. Who were you the closest with and do you still keep in touch with them? We loved the 2009 on-screen reunion on Lopez Tonight, but we want more!
Masiela Lusha: Being an only child, Luis, who portrayed Max, was the brother I never had. At times when we were both placed off camera, positioned to enter a scene, I would always tousle his perfectly groomed hair a second before his cue. So if you ever see us entering the scene from the same entrance, and Max looks inexplicably disorderly - that was my artistry on display! George and Constance Marie taught me so much about work ethic and valuing ones craft, that to this day, I still refer back to their lessons. Belita Moreno and Valente Rodriguez were an absolute dream to work with. Belita's endearing quality, warmed up any set instantly - her energy was like a light-bulb. And, Valente was absolutely brilliant as a comedian. Sometimes, I would remain on set past my scene, just to watch him perform. I feel fortunate to have learned from such incredibly talented actors, to evolve and grow under their influence. We shared such an important part of our lives together, so I will always consider the cast family. Always.

George Lopez and Masiela Lusha

SitcomsOnline: You grew up in front of our eyes on television. You certainly blossomed and became a beautiful woman. I think every teenage boy who watched the show fell in love. Anyway, your wardrobe began to change in the later seasons. Was it uncomfortable wearing those kind of outfits at times or did you feel it was an accurate portrayal of growing up? You certainly looked great!
Masiela Lusha: I absolutely embraced the opportunity to accentuate the physical manifestation of Carmen's evolution! The thrill of portraying Carmen was the realization that she is an ever-evolving character, who changes in style and taste. As an actor, it's great to play a character who has no limit to her depth and growth. That is actually what I loved most about Carmen - her unpredictability! Her edge!

SitcomsOnline: What were some of your favorite episodes from the series and what did you think of the Carmen character? And we were disappointed you weren't on the last season - let's set the record straight, was that your decision or someone else's? What happened? We missed you!
Masiela Lusha: My favorite episodes dealt with serious issues and very human emotions. I loved the episodes with George searching for his father - and all the heartache and vulnerability bound to that journey. I also loved the episodes that shed light to teenage bullying. The reaction I received from the series fans re-enforced my belief, that as a society, we strive to extract meaning in nearly all creative outlets. To watch a beautiful young girl tear up before my eyes because she had lived through Carmen's torments of bullying was an experience I will never forget. To hear this lovely girl reveal that reliving her experiences through Carmen armed her with strength and a sense of peace is the reason why I strive to work in the industry.
Carmen's ultimate growth was transcending her comfort zone and entering a university campus - a first for her family! I feel one can only grow so much when confined by one particular environment. Carmen needed that opportunity to launch into a new world outside of the Lopez home, in order to continue her evolution. I do not like to discuss specifics as it relates to my departure. However, I do feel it was for the best. It was essential. I've watched every episode of the last season, and felt the producers, writers, and cast took a great direction with the series' final evolution.

Masiela Lusha on George Lopez

SitcomsOnline: After you left the series, you have done a lot of humanitarian work and have written books even. Tell us more about that because that shows you care about the world and you're smart. I mean you did graduate high school at the age of 15 and speak like four languages!
Masiela Lusha: I've personally witnessed what we as a society are capable of when we commit to a cause. We can motivate a tectonic shift that resonates for centuries to come! On a personal level, as one single variable in this vast movement, I strive to repay all the blessings I've received, and it's never enough. I can always provide more. We are offered a gift to live and thrive, and if we do not embrace this opportunity then why are we on this earth? Why does our existence matter if we do not enhance and elevate our society for posterity?
This belief also influences my writing. In order to validate my worth as a writer, I focus on the positive elements of our society, on the traditions and customs that enhance our world. If I can leave the reader with a little bit of warmth and new insight, then I feel my mission is fulfilled. Whether I write children's books, such as Boopity Boop Writes Her First Poem, or novels, my intention is the same. This also translates to my acting! My choice of projects are very much influenced by my desire to offer a bit more depth and meaning in the ways that I know how. Humanitarian work is not always action-motivated - it can just as easily be an outlook, a conscious way of living - a smile or a simple offer.

Masiela Lusha Book Event

SitcomsOnline: So what's next for Masiela, and what are you working on today? We would love to see you return to television soon on maybe another sitcom? We miss seeing your face weekly on our screens. Please also share with us anything else you'd like us to know...we hear you're engaged? Congrats!
Masiela Lusha: Thank you! I've been fortunate to work on some amazing projects during these past six months! We just wrapped Fatal Instinct. Our director, Luciano Saber, infused so much depth in the film, that I cannot wait to see it completed. I portray a mother for the first time, a character who is torn by two ideologies. I wish I could reveal more! My other film, The Weight of Life, centers around a young girl's unrequited dream; she is forced to address all the limitations of her current life. And finally, incredibly excited to launch into Branded! It has a very dark, literary motivation - so thrilled, because it reminds me of Dante's The Divine Comedy, and all its human torments! I love sitcom - it's in my blood, and it would be an honor to live that world again! This year has been full of transitions, indeed! Onto the next chapter!



We definitely appreciate Masiela for taking the time to give us an interview to talk about her sitcom experience and what she is up to now. She is so very nice and as everyone can tell from reading this interview, she's so intelligent. We wish her the best and we will be seeing in TV/film for many years to come. As she said, "on to the next chapter." That'll do it for this installment of "Seven Questions," stay tuned next time for another brand new interview! But first, don't forget to check out Masiela Lusha all over the web and social media. Follow her everywhere!



Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Cedric "The Entertainer" will call on some of his famous friends to play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire during a special "Celebrity Week" series, airing next week - November 4-8. Participating celebrities are guaranteed to win at least $10,000 for the charity of their choice. Millionaire airs weekdays in first-run syndication. Check local listings or go to http://www.millionairetv.com for time and channel. "Celebrity Week" will kick off on Monday, November 4 with Boris Kodjoe of BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood. Kodjoe will play Millionaire to benefit Sophie's Voice Foundation. Kodjoe's appearance will wrap up on Tuesday, November 5. Next, fellow comedian and actor Brad Garrett, who is best known for his role on Everybody Loves Raymond, will play Millionaire on Tuesday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 6. Garrett will donate his winnings to Maximum Hope Foundation. Then, Josh Malina, who plays D.A. David Rosen on ABC's hit show Scandal, will test his Millionaire trivia skills on Thursday, November 7, and will play to benefit The Shark Fund. Scandal currently is in its third season and airs Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00C on ABC. And finally, Niecy Nash, Cedric's on-screen wife from TV Land's The Soul Man, will appear on Millionaire on Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8. Niecy will donate her Millionaire winnings to the Amazing Grace Conservatory. An alumnus of Dancing With The Stars, Niecy will also try to encourage Cedric to participate in the dancing reality show by showing him some dance moves on the Millionaire set!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

ThisTV Adds The Addams Family, In the Heat of the Night; GSN, MeTV Honor Marcia Wallace

The Addams Family

With Tribune now controlling This TV, there will be some changes. We already mentioned that some of its series (like Mister Ed, Green Acres, Patty Duke) will be moving to new sister network Antenna TV in November. Now we know what This TV will be doing to its schedule. On weekdays, they will fully expand to movies all-day starting Monday (Nov. 4), with the exception of late night/early morning airings of Sea Hunt and Highway Patrol from 4-6am. On weekends however, there will be some new additions. One key series of note for us is that '60s comedy The Addams Family will be airing on weekends on This TV airing 4-6am on both mornings and also Sundays from 1-2pm. Not bad! They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, indeed. Also joining the This TV schedule will be the Carroll O'Connor drama In the Heat of the Night, airing Sundays from 6-10pm leading into Stargate SG-1 and The Outer Limits from 10pm-2am. That's about it with everything else either moved to Antenna TV or removed (like the animation block featuring Inspector Gadget). Stay with us for continued updates. Hopefully some more series are added, especially on weekdays.


Marcia Wallace

GSN announced today that the network will pay tribute to the brilliant comedienne, actress, and game-show panelist Marcia Wallace with a special morning marathon on Friday, November 1. A mainstay of TV game shows, Wallace appeared on numerous shows throughout the 1970s and '80s. GSN will broadcast iconic moments from Wallace's game show appearances throughout the years. The Marcia Wallace marathon will air on Friday, November 1, from 8 am ET until 12 pm ET. The entire marathon includes four episodes of Match Game; two episodes of Password Plus; and two episodes of The $100,000 Pyramid.

And The MeTV Network will have a special tribute to late actress Marcia Wallace tonight, Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00pm ET, during the regular Bob Newhart Show night and time on MeTV. MeTV will feature episodes of The Bob Newhart Show, centered around the character of Carol Kester Bondurant, the chatty, lovelorn receptionist that Wallace played to perfection on the long running TV series. The episodes airing are "The Crash of 29 Years Old" and "Carol's Wedding."

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

30 Rock Now on TV Land; New Game Show Hosted by Craig Ferguson and Produced by Courteney Cox Coming Fall 2014

30 Rock

TV Land has added 30 Rock to its schedule as of last night. The Tiny Fey comedy is being borrowed from sister network Comedy Central. TV Land is airing the series Mon-Thurs at 11pm and 2am. In between, The King of Queens will air from 11:30pm-2am. 30 Rock will also air Friday nights from 11pm-1:30am and Sunday mornings from 5am-7:30am. A special marathon block will air this Sunday (Nov. 3) from 9pm-12am as well. As for Comedy Central, it will continue to air the series, but mornings at various times for an episode or two from Fri-Sun. On TV Land it will be surrounded by The King of Queens as we mentioned, but also Everybody Loves Raymond (9-10pm) and Friends (10-11pm) leading in.

On this series, Head Writer Liz Lemon finds herself defending her choices and her live TV show when new network executive Jack Donaghy starts meddling with the cast. The series stars Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer, Scott Adsit, Judah Friedlander, Katrina Bowden, Keith Powell, Lonny Ross, John Lutz, Kevin Brown, Grizz Chapman, and Maulik Pancholy over the years. The series lasted seven seasons and 138 episodes from 2006-2013. TV Land began with the very episode and it's airing in order.


Craig Ferguson

FremantleMedia North America and Debmar-Mercury, Lionsgate's television distribution and syndication company, have joined forces to offer Celebrity Name Game. The fast-paced game show, in which celebrities team with contestants to identify famous names, including actors, singers, athletes, pop culture figures, politicians and even cartoon characters, is scheduled for a fall 2014 nationally syndicated launch with The Late, Late Show's Craig Ferguson hosting. Courteney Cox and David Arquette's Coquette Productions (Cougar Town) developed the half-hour strip based on the board game Identity Crisis with Scott St. John (Deal or No Deal), who will also serve as showrunner. Stay with us for continued updates, especially during NATPE in January.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fox Picks Up Dads For Full Season, Winter 2014 Changes; Remembering Marcia Wallace

Fox has picked up nine additional episodes of Dads, bringing the series to a 22-episode order. In the next all-new episode, "Foul Play," airing Tuesday, Nov. 5 (8:00PM ET/PT), Eli (Seth Green) and David (Peter Riegert) are forced to sleep at the Ghost Child Games offices when bedbugs overtake the loft. Meanwhile, Camila (Vanessa Lachey) gets the lead in a local theater production, and Crawford (Martin Mull) ends up being uncharacteristically helpful, much to the chagrin of Warner (Giovanni Ribisi). Meanwhile, Fox is announcing premieres dates for new and returning series for winter 2014, including the returns of American Idol and The Following, and the debut of new legal drama Rake. Featuring host Ryan Seacrest, a new judging panel, including Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson returning as the new in-house mentor, American Idol XIII begins with an exciting two-night, four-hour premiere Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT and Thursday, Jan. 16 from 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT.

Following the season finale of Sleepy Hollow at a special time on Monday, Jan. 20 at 8:00 PM ET/PT, The Following returns to 9:00 PM ET/PT to begin its 15-week uninterrupted second season. Bold new legal drama Rake debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 19 at 10:00PM ET/7:00PM PT, following the NFC Championship Game, and continuing with its time period premiere on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9:00PM ET/PT. Making his broadcast television series debut, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Greg Kinnear plays a brilliant and frustratingly charming criminal defense attorney, whose chaotic and self-destructive personal life often gets in the way of his professional one. Glee will return in spring 2014. As previously announced, new Army-set comedy Enlisted debuts Friday, Jan. 10 at 9:30PM ET/PT. Written and created by Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town, Scrubs) and starring Geoff Stults (October Road, The Finder), Chris Lowell (Private Practice, Veronica Mars) and Parker Young (Suburgatory), the series is a single-camera comedy about an older sibling who returns home to reconnect with his two brothers and lead a group of misfits on a small Florida Army post.

This spring, new comedies Surviving Jack and Us & Them will debut on Fox; series premiere dates to be announced. From Emmy Award nominee Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town) and set in 1990s Southern California, Surviving Jack stars Emmy Award nominee Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as a man becoming a dad, as his son (Connor Buckley, Deception) becomes a man, in a time before "coming of age" was something you could Google. Surviving Jack is set to air on Thursdays at 8:30PM ET/PT for eight weeks, following American Idol's live results shows now airing for half-hour at 8:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed. New ensemble comedy Us & Them will also join the schedule in the spring, but no night and time has been announce yet. Starring Emmy Award nominee Jason Ritter (Joan of Arcadia, Parenthood) and Alexis Bledel (Mad Men, Gilmore Girls), and based on an award-winning BBC series, the series follows a young couple, whose path to happily-ever-after is complicated by the screwed-up circus of people closest to them.


Marcia Wallace

Actress Marcia Wallace, best known for her roles as receptionist Carol Kester in The Bob Newhart Show and as the voice of elementary school teacher Edna Krabappel in The Simpsons, has died. She died on October 25 in Los Angeles due to complications from pneumonia. Ms. Wallace was 70.

Marcia Wallace - The Bob Newhart Show

Wallace played the joke-loving receptionist Carol Kester (later Carol Kester Bondurant) in The Bob Newhart Show. The popular sitcom ran for 142 episodes on CBS from 1972-1978. Her character married travel agent Larry Bondurant (Will Mackenzie) in the fourth season. The series received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1977. In 1991, the cast reunited for the one-hour clip show The Bob Newhart Show 19th Anniversary Special. Wallace reprised her role as Carol Bondurant in a 1994 episode of Murphy Brown. In the episode Anything But Cured, Bob Hartley (Bob Newhart) begs her to leave her job as Murphy's secretary and come back with him to Chicago. Wallace received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 1994 for her role as Secretary #66.

Marcia Wallace - The Brady Bunch

Wallace's early sitcom credits included Bewitched, The Brady Bunch (2 episodes: Will the Real Jan Brady Please Stand Up? and Getting Davy Jones) and Love, American Style. She was a semi-regular on The Merv Griffin Show, with over 75 appearances, before she landed her role on The Bob Newhart Show. Her many other sitcom guest appearances included The Love Boat, Flying High, Taxi, Gimme a Break!, ALF, Night Court, Small Wonder, Charles in Charge, A Different World and Full House. She was a series regular as Maggie Hawley on the Comedy Central sitcom That's My Bush in 2001. In 2009, she played Annie Wilkes in the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. She was also a regular game show panelist for more than thirty years. Her many appearances included The Hollywood Squares, Password Plus, Super Password, Card Sharks, Hot Potato, Body Language, The $25,000 Pyrmaid, Double Talk, Win, Lose or Draw, and Match Game.

Her other main role was the voice of Bart's elementary school teacher in The Simpsons. Edna Krabappel was married to Ned Flanders. Wallace voiced the character in over 100 episodes. In 1992, she won an Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for the episode Bart the Lover. The show has announced that her character will be retired. Wallace's other voice credits included Darkwing Duck, Batman, The Addams Family, The Angry Beavers and Monsters University.

Survivors include her son Michael Hawley, sister Sherry and brother Jimmy. She was a very talented and funny woman. She was also an inspiration to many as a long-time breast cancer survivor. We thank her for bringing us many laughs over the years. Ms. Wallace will be deeply missed.

We will keep you posted on any tributes planned for her. Share your memories on our Bob Newhart Show message board. View photos in our photo galleries.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Week 5 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2013-14 Week 5 TV Ratings (first four nights, Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.8/11 rating/share (flat in rating from first four nights week 4); #2. Fox 6.2/10 (+35%); #3. ABC 5.2/8 (flat); #4. NBC 5.0/8 (+2%); #5. The CW 1.3/2 (flat).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.86 million (flat); #2. Fox 10.18 million (+39%); #3. ABC 8.15 million (-2%); #4. NBC 7.92 million (-2%); #5. The CW 1.96 million (-6%).
Adults 18-49: #1. Fox 3.0/9 rating/share (+36%); #2. CBS 2.4/7 (flat); #3. NBC 2.3/6 (-4%); #4. ABC 2.0/6 (-9%); #5. The CW 0.8/2 (-11%).

For previous week's final ratings, Week 4 had NBC win the week in 18-49 again with a 2.98 rating, followed by CBS' 2.20, ABC's 1.90 and Fox's 1.85. In total viewers, CBS prevailed with 10.15 million, followed by NBC's 9.39, ABC's 7.04, and Fox's 6.15 million. Back to week 5, read our full night-by-night analysis followed by how the sitcoms did! GREAT showings are in BOLD. If they are in bold in both total viewers and 18-49, then it is very impressive.


Week 5 (Oct. 21-27) Analysis















Last Sunday (Oct. 20)(Week 4)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM14,953,00010,620,0004,333,0002.831.471.36730P
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM5,582,0005,259,000323,0001.071.17(0.10)
Animation DominationFox7:00PM1,390,000
1,390,0000.50
0.50REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM8,778,0004,483,0004,295,0003.071.661.41
Animation DominationFox7:30PM2,283,000
2,283,0000.93
0.93REPEAT
The OTFox7:30PM
14,110,000(14,110,000)
5.08(5.08)preempted
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM8,869,0008,080,000789,0001.871.860.01830P
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM7,052,0007,553,000(501,000)2.062.40(0.34)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM15,292,00011,775,0003,517,0005.514.481.03
MLB PlayoffsFox8:00PM
8,349,000(8,349,000)
2.42(2.42)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,138,000
3,138,0001.31
1.31REPEAT
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM26,943,00022,074,0004,869,0009.998.411.58
The SimpsonsFox8:30PM3,126,000
3,126,0001.29
1.29REPEAT
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM8,993,0008,460,000533,0001.421.170.25930P
RevengeABC9:00PM6,157,0006,003,000154,0001.531.64(0.11)
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,768,000
2,768,0001.25
1.25REPEAT
American Dad!Fox9:30PM2,209,000
2,209,0001.09
1.09REPEAT
The MentalistCBS10:00PM7,749,0009,385,000(1,636,000)1.251.33(0.08)1030P
BetrayalABC10:00PM3,506,0002,885,000621,0000.900.830.07




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
How I Met Your MotherCBS8:00PM7,641,0007,977,000(336,000)2.973.10(0.13)
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM13,350,00012,993,000357,0001.962.11(0.15)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM13,685,00013,781,000(96,000)4.314.49(0.18)
BonesFox8:00PM7,596,0007,302,000294,0002.162.020.14
Hart of DixieCW8:00PM1,047,0001,062,000(15,000)0.440.430.01
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:30PM7,627,0007,993,000(366,000)2.512.62(0.11)
Big Bang Theory (R) CBS9:00PM7,934,0008,537,000(603,000)2.362.240.12REPEAT
Sleep HollowFox9:00PM3,222,0007,591,000(4,369,000)1.012.66(1.65)REPEAT vs. NEW
Beauty & the BeastCW9:00PM821,000902,000(81,000)0.300.33(0.03)
MomCBS9:30PM7,280,0007,440,000(160,000)2.271.980.29
HostagesCBS10:00PM5,162,0005,158,0004,0001.151.19(0.04)
CastleABC10:00PM10,592,00011,112,000(520,000)1.922.22(0.30)
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM10,437,00010,298,000139,0002.973.04(0.07)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM18,998,00018,830,000168,0003.033.11(0.08)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC8:00PM7,395,0007,848,000(453,000)2.682.80(0.12)
The Biggest LoserNBC8:00PM6,697,0007,160,000(463,000)2.012.29(0.28)
DadsFox8:00PM3,593,0003,416,000177,0001.391.45(0.06)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM3,773,0003,434,000339,0001.601.480.12
The OriginalsCW8:00PM2,227,0002,220,0007,0000.941.08(0.14)
NCIS: Los AngelesCBS9:00PM14,917,00014,646,000271,0002.542.58(0.04)
The GoldbergsABC9:00PM5,201,0005,055,000146,0001.711.590.12
The VoiceNBC9:00PM13,143,00012,993,000150,0004.073.990.08
New GirlFox9:00PM3,740,0003,446,000294,0001.801.83(0.03)
Trophy WifeABC9:30PM4,047,0004,115,000(68,000)1.231.28(0.05)
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,685,0002,731,000(46,000)1.311.36(0.05)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM2,335,0002,331,0004,0001.061.050.01
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM13,171,00012,692,000479,0002.222.210.01
Shark Tank (R) ABC10:00PM3,341,0002,557,000784,0001.080.640.44REPEAT vs. Scandal REPEAT
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,452,0008,082,000(630,000)2.082.32(0.24)










Wednesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,515,00010,114,000(599,000)2.402.55(0.15)
The MiddleABC8:00PM8,312,000
8,312,0002.17
2.17
Back in the GameABC8:30PM6,274,0006,354,000(80,000)1.741.89(0.15)
RevolutionNBC8:00PM5,038,0005,417,000(379,000)1.361.45(0.09)
The X FactorFox8:00PM

0

0.00preempted
MLB World SeriesFox8:00PM14,400,0008,085,0006,315,0004.252.341.91vs. ALCS
ArrowCW8:00PM2,888,0003,060,000(172,000)0.931.07(0.14)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM11,552,00011,057,000495,0002.682.73(0.05)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM10,317,00010,936,000(619,000)3.864.05(0.19)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,526,0007,479,000(1,953,000)1.371.80(0.43)
Super Fun NightABC9:30PM5,786,0005,953,000(167,000)2.142.090.05
Tomorrow PeopleCW9:00PM1,918,0002,153,000(235,000)0.660.85(0.19)
CSICBS10:00PM10,449,0009,450,000999,0002.071.960.11
NashvilleABC10:00PM5,463,0005,757,000(294,000)1.571.64(0.07)
IronsideNBC10:00PM3,846,0004,802,000(956,000)0.801.04(0.24)










Thursday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM16,985,00017,801,000(816,000)5.165.20(0.04)
Once Upon a Time in WonderlandABC8:00PM4,379,0004,531,000(152,000)1.151.19(0.04)
Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PM
3,269,000(3,269,000)
1.26(1.26)preempted
The Voice (R) NBC8:00PM5,259,000
5,259,0001.34
1.34REPEAT
The X FactorFox8:00PM

0

0.00preempted
World SeriesFox8:00PM13,429,0008,569,0004,860,0003.632.471.16vs. ALCS
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM2,632,0002,931,000(299,000)1.251.33(0.08)
The MillersCBS8:30PM10,744,00012,274,000(1,530,000)2.723.18(0.46)
Welcome to the FamilyNBC8:30PM
2,420,000(2,420,000)
0.88(0.88)canceled
The Crazy OnesCBS9:00PM8,690,0009,371,000(681,000)2.292.38(0.09)
Grey's AnatomyABC9:00PM8,734,0008,778,000(44,000)2.842.720.12
Sean Saves the WorldNBC9:00PM3,959,0003,359,000600,0001.101.12(0.02)
GleeFox9:00PM

0

0.00preempted
ReignCW9:00PM1,833,0001,983,000(150,000)0.630.78(0.15)
Two and a Half MenCBS9:30PM8,530,0008,590,000(60,000)2.272.130.14
The Michael J. Fox ShowNBC9:30PM3,764,0003,562,000202,0001.211.25(0.04)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM8,716,0008,519,000197,0001.821.520.30
ScandalABC10:00PM8,620,0009,508,000(888,000)2.943.31(0.37)
ParenthoodNBC10:00PM3,946,0004,023,000(77,000)1.331.320.01










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM8,580,0009,182,000(602,000)1.601.81(0.21)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM5,020,0006,189,000(1,169,000)1.001.27(0.27)REPEAT
The Michael J. Fox ShowNBC8:00PM
2,979,000(2,979,000)
0.77(0.77)no longer airing
DatelineNBC8:00PM6,070,0005,569,000501,0001.301.32(0.02)vs. 9-11P
Masterchef JuniorFox8:00PM3,850,0003,956,000(106,000)1.401.260.14
BonesFox8:00PM

0

0.00Moves 11/15/13
Carrie DiariesCW8:00PM840,0001,093,000(253,000)0.300.33(0.03)vs. REPEAT
The NeighborsABC8:30PM3,520,0004,269,000(749,000)0.701.01(0.31)REPEAT
Sean Saves the WorldNBC8:30PM
2,520,000(2,520,000)
0.74(0.74)no longer airing
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,320,0008,881,000439,0001.401.44(0.04)
Shark TankABC9:00PM7,320,0006,637,000683,0002.001.970.03
GrimmNBC9:00PM6,130,000
6,130,0001.80
1.80Season Premiere
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM
2,318,000(2,318,000)
0.77(0.77)REPEAT preempted
The SimpsonsFox9:00PM1,930,000
1,930,0000.80
0.80REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox9:30PM1,780,000
1,780,0000.70
0.70REPEAT
iHeart Radio: Katy PerryCW9:00PM710,0001,100,000(390,000)0.200.38(0.18)vs. Top Model
Raising HopeFox9:00PM

0

0.00Premieres 11/15/13
Raising HopeFox9:30PM

0

0.00Premieres 11/15/13
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM11,020,00010,559,000461,0001.301.290.01
20/20ABC10:00PM6,680,0004,614,0002,066,0001.501.160.34
DraculaNBC10:00PM5,280,000
5,280,0001.80
1.80Series Premiere










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
World SeriesFox7:00PM11,159,0009,041,0002,118,0002.902.290.61vs. ALCS
ComedytimeCBS8:00PM3,130,0002,371,000759,0000.700.71(0.01)REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM4,200,0005,676,000(1,476,000)1.101.93(0.83)
Notre Dame FootballNBC8:00PM
3,464,000(3,464,000)
0.80(0.80)
GrimmNBC8:00PM1,340,000
1,340,0000.30
0.30REPEAT
ComedytimeCBS8:30PM3,110,0002,659,000451,0000.700.73(0.03)REPEAT
CrimetimeCBS9:00PM3,600,0002,636,000964,0000.700.510.19REPEAT
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM2,380,000
2,380,0000.50
0.50REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,140,0004,788,000352,0000.900.820.08
SNLNBC10:00PM2,470,000
2,470,0000.90
0.90REPEAT


Sitcoms in green did excellent for the week, while yellow indicates OK showings and red is not good! This is sorted by adults 18-49:


Week 5 (Oct. 21-27) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThur16,985,0005.16
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed10,317,0003.86
How I Met Your MotherCBS8:00PMMon7,641,0002.97
The MillersCBS8:30PMThur10,744,0002.72
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:30PMMon7,627,0002.51
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMMon7,934,0002.36REPEAT
The Crazy OnesCBS9:00PMThur8,690,0002.29
Two and a Half MenCBS9:30PMThur8,530,0002.27
MomCBS9:30PMMon7,280,0002.27
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed8,312,0002.17
Super Fun NightABC9:30PMWed5,786,0002.14
New GirlFox9:00PMTues3,740,0001.80
Back in the GameABC8:30PMWed6,274,0001.74
The GoldbergsABC9:00PMTues5,201,0001.71
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMTues3,773,0001.60
DadsFox8:00PMTues3,593,0001.39
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTues2,685,0001.31
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,138,0001.31REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:30PMSun3,126,0001.29REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,768,0001.25REPEAT
Trophy WifeABC9:30PMWed4,047,0001.23
The Michael J. Fox ShowNBC9:30PMThur3,764,0001.21
Sean Saves the WorldNBC9:00PMThur3,959,0001.10
American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun2,209,0001.09REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri5,020,0001.00REPEAT
Animnation DominationFox7:30PMSun2,283,0000.93REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox9:00PMFri1,930,0000.80REPEAT
The NeighborsABC8:30PMFri3,520,0000.70REPEAT
Two and a Half MenCBS8:00PMSat3,130,0000.70REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:30PMSat3,110,0000.70REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox9:30PMFri1,780,0000.70REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,390,0000.50REPEAT
Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PMThur

preempted
Welcome to the FamilyNBC8:30PMThur

canceled
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMSun

preempted
We Are MenCBS8:30PMMon

canceled
Raising HopeFox9:00PMFri

Premieres 11/15
Raising HopeFox9:30PMFri

Premieres 11/15


SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 16

Marlon - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Exes Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) try a friendly divorce for their children's sake, but things get tricky when Ashley decides to date again. Marlon struggles to keep a sponsor for his online channel, The Marlon Way.

Marlon - "Cleaning Out the Closet" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Ashley (Essence Atkins) is shocked to learn that Marlon (Marlon Wayans) has a storage unit crammed full of things from when they were married and challenges him to have a yard sale to part with it all.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Ingmar's daughter, Sarah, helps the guys get a case at an advertising agency to find out who is stealing secret data; the undercover job takes a turn when Ingmar and Axel's client makes a fatal decision; Sun works on the firm's marketing strategy.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Haunted by the ghost of his former stunt buddy, an unstable Ingmar makes an embarrassing mistake; Axel takes it upon himself to infiltrate a cult.

Younger - "The Gelato and the Pube" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza receives a great opportunity at work, but there’s a catch. Josh meets someone new. Maggie ruffles some feathers.

Odd Mom Out - "Dadderall" (Bravo, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Faced with an impossible work deadline on the night of his Dad's Committee Night Out, Andy takes stimulants; Jill and Vanessa learn the cruel definition of Med Spa as they visit their college friend, Ollie, at his new venture.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Wednesday, August 16

  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Watch Zach on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lake Bell (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/How to Make It in America/Childrens Hospital) - Lake appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Marc Maron (GLOW/Maron) - Marc is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Dice/Hitz/Bless This House) - Andrew stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin performs Smile off her new album, The Art of Elegance, and faces her fear of crawfish on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. She will also be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.
  • Ben Falcone (Joey/A to Z) - Ben talks about his new book, Being a Dad Is Weird, on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Chicago on Broadway on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman and Brendan Hines (The Tick) - Peter, Griffin and Brendan talk about Amazon's The Tick on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.