Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Antenna TV's 2 Day Halloween Marathon of Bewitched, Hitchcock; ABC Family Commits to Nicki Minaj Comedy

Witch-O-ween and Hitch-o-Ween

Turn out the lights and turn on the TV, with Antenna TV's spooktacular Halloween programming, as the Tribune Broadcasting multicast network presents "Witch-O-Ween" and "Hitch-O-Ween" on October 30 and October 31. Beginning at midnight on October 30, Antenna TV will air "Witch-O-Ween" a Bewitched marathon with 26 episodes/13 hours of the best Bewitched beginning at 8pm ET, leading into "Hitch-O-Ween" an Alfred Hitchcock Presents marathon of 34 episodes/17 hours airing on Halloween beginning at 1pm ET. Antenna TV, which airs in in 111 TV markets across the US, reaches 79% of TV households. A good evening indeed! Episode info is still to be determined. Bewitched regularly airs Weekdays 12pm ET, Weekend Nights 1am ET, and Sundays 10am ET, while Alfred Hitchcock Presents regularly airs Sun & Mon mornings 4am ET.


Nicki Minaj

Grammy Award(R)-nominated, multiplatinum superstar Nicki Minaj will executive produce a new scripted comedy series for ABC Family that she will also appear in. The single-camera comedy will shoot in her hometown of Queens, New York this winter. The half-hour comedy is based on Minaj and her family's immigration from Trinidad in the early 1990's. It will focus on her growing up in Queens with her vibrant family and the personal and musical evolution that led to her eventual rise to stardom. Kate Angelo (Sex Tape, Will and Grace, Bernie Mac) penned the pilot and will write and executive produce the series. Minaj, Aaron Kaplan (Life in Pieces, Chasing Life, and Divorce), Stella Bulochnikov and Brian Sher (Boss), and Gee Roberson will also serve as executive producers.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fox Fall Pilot Review: The Grinder - Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 29; TeenNick Launches The Splat Block with Classic Nick Series

Grandfathered

The Grinder - Tuesdays at 8:30PM ET/PT on Fox
Premieres Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 8:30PM ET/PT


by Skees

Stewart Sanderson and his father are the perfect father-son team when it comes to running their law office. They also have the experience and hard work to back them up. But things abruptly change when Stewart's brother Dean (who decided to become an actor instead of a lawyer, though he played one on TV) rolls into town following the cancellation of his hit series. Things change even more when Dean decides that he too wants in on the family business, and that he knows how to be a lawyer because he played one on TV... and he is going to become part of that family business whether Stewart likes it or not.

Cast Details:

Rob Lowe as Dean Sanderson, Jr.
Fred Savage as Stewart Sanderson
Mary Elizabeth Ellis as Debbie Sanderson
William Devane as Dean Sanderson, Sr.
Hana Hayes as Lizzie Sanderson
Connor Kalopsis as Ethan Sanderson

Rob Lowe (Dean Sanderson, Jr.) is an established star with appearances in films such as The Outsiders, St. Elmo's Fire, and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, but he has also had plenty of supporting roles in series such as The West Wing, Brothers & Sisters, and Parks and Recreation. He also starred in the short-lived series The Lyon's Den, where he played an attorney.

Fred Savage (Stewart Sanderson) is best known as Kevin Arnold from The Wonder Years. He also appeared in the films Little Monsters and The Wizard. In recent years, he hasn't been doing quite as much acting, and has shifted his focus to directing TV series, where he has directed episodes of series such as Modern Family, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 2 Broke Girls, and many other series. However, he did appear in the short-lived sitcom Crumbs.

Mary Elizabeth Ellis (Debbie Sanderson) is best known for her role on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She also appeared as a regular in the NBC series Perfect Couples.

William Devane (Dean Sanderson, Sr.) is best known for his role of Greg Sumner on the long-running primetime soap opera Knots Landing. After that series ended, he starred alongside Judith Light in the ABC sitcom Phenom. He also appeared in short-lived sitcoms including The Michael Richards Show and Crumbs (another series in which he played the father of a character played by Fred Savage).

Natalie Morales (Claire) is best known for her roles in The Middleman, White Collar, and Parks and Recreation.

Hana Hayes (Lizzie Sanderson) is a 16 year old actress who has appeared in Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Mercy, and Grey's Anatomy.

Connor Kalopsis (Ethan Sanderson) has appeared in several episodes of Days of Our Lives.

Pilot Plot:

"Pilot" (Airs September 29 at 8:30PM ET)

Dean Sanderson Jr. plays the lead role of a powerful attorney in the fictitious series The Grinder, but the series has ended after a long run, and now he finds himself back in his hometown in Idaho. Back home, his father and brother are attorneys, but not necessarily the best, as they prefer to settle cases out of court to avoid having to go to trial. Now, Dean wants in on the family business, and he is convinced that he can get the job done perfectly while aggressively fighting cases in the courtroom... based solely upon his experience from playing an attorney on television.

Analysis:

So many series that are out there these days are just a new look at a series that existed before it. A nice thing about this series is that it is something sort of fresh and new. That can often tend to be risky when developing a series, since there haven't been any similar series with proven success, but fortunately, this series has a cast that will at least garner some attention at the beginning.

The pilot is funny, but the comedy is by no means a fast-paced "big laughs" comedy. There is a lot of subtle humor and things are rather slow-paced, but there is enough comedy in the mix that you know that you're watching a sitcom. The biggest laughs in the pilot came from Dean's action in the courtroom as an attorney... or at least playing his role in real life.

I really like the cast, and the roles are cast perfectly. In particular, Rob Lowe's character of Dean reminds me quite a bit of his role as Chris Traeger on Parks & Recreation, in the sense that he is a sort of cartoonish person living a different reality from everybody else around him. Fred Savage is perfect in his role of Stewart, playing the guy with great book smarts (but not so much street smarts). The remainder of the cast didn't seem to have a chance flourish much in the pilot, which is understandable since the stars are the two brothers, but from what was seen in the pilot, everybody seemed to be well cast.

One thing I have to wonder about, though, is that if this series is a hit, how long will Rob Lowe want to stick around? He has been lucky enough to have roles on three hit series so far, and he has left all of them before they ended. Maybe things will be different here since he is essentially the star of this series (he wasn't on the other three) and since he is executive producer, but of course, the series would first have to prove to be a success before we can even think about this.

Conclusion:

It's hard to make any strong conclusions about this particular series based upon the first episode. I sort of liked the pilot, but it isn't clear yet exactly where the series is headed. In particular, I wonder how the series will deal with the fact that Dean isn't a real lawyer. It seems that in order for the series to proceed and for him to truly play his role, he'll have to become a lawyer, but some of the comedy in the pilot came from the fact that he wasn't a lawyer.

This isn't really a flashy show, but it sort of has the charm that seems like it could work for the Fox lineup. The nice thing about having previously-established cast is that it will at least give the show some attention for the first episode or two and will be given a fair chance by fans before the future is decided.

Final Numbers (out of 5 stars):

Watchability: 3.5/5
Funniness: 2.5/5
Overall: 3/5

Discuss the show after you watch it on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 8:30PM ET/PT on our message board.

Related Links:

  • Fox.com Official Site
  • TV.com
  • epguides.com
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Wikipedia
  • The Grinder Photo Gallery

    Preview:





  • The Splat

    Millennials who crave the iconic Nickelodeon shows of their childhood, including Kenan & Kel, Rugrats, Hey Arnold! and more, can rejoice. Starting Monday, Oct. 5, Nickelodeon will throw back to the '90s every day with the launch of "The Splat," a new multiscreen content destination spanning television, seven social media platforms and a dedicated web site aggregating the most loved Nick content from the 1990s and beyond. "The Splat" will dive deep to create a retro experience filled with landmark Nickelodeon programs; classic programming stunts like Nick or Treat, U-Pick and Super Toy Run; the recreation of specific days of programming as they aired in the '90s; and original promos and interstitials, including the Doo-wop Dinosaurs and the Opera Lady. "The Splat" will roar to life across all platforms on Monday, Oct. 5, launching that night on television on TeenNick from 10 p.m. - 6 a.m. (ET/PT). The TV block will be an eight-hour rotating TV lineup airing daily on TeenNick from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET/PT). "The Splat's" rotating TV lineup on TeenNick will have weekly themes and monthly programming stunts featuring hit '90s animated and live-action series including All That, Angry Beavers, Are You Afraid of the Dark, CatDog, Clarissa Explains It All, Hey Arnold!, Hey Dude, Kenan & Kel, Ren & Stimpy, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Rocko's Modern Life, Rugrats, Salute Your Shorts and The Wild Thornberrys, with additional series rolling out throughout the year. At launch, "The Splat" will feature themed weeks and stunts like:

    · First Time for Everything (week of Oct. 5) - first two episodes of fan-favorite animated and live-action series and game shows
    · Rugrats Reptar Takeover (week of Oct. 12) - best of Rugrats episodes featuring Reptar
    · Hey Arnold! Live from the Stoop (week of Oct. 19) - Stoop Kid-centric episodes
    · Nick or Treat (week of Oct. 26) - call-in event where lucky callers get 40 seconds to choose from six doors, collecting tricks and treats along the way, plus scary and spooky themed animation episodes.

    Monday, September 28, 2015

    Fox Fall Pilot Review: Grandfathered - Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 29; getTV Adds More Westerns

    Grandfathered

    Grandfathered - Tuesdays at 8:00PM ET/PT on Fox
    Premieres Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 8:00PM ET/PT


    by Vincent

    John Stamos stars in a new comedy about the ultimate bachelor who discovers he's not only a father, but a grandfather. Successful restaurateur Jimmy Marino (Stamos) is used to being the most suave, most handsome and most single person in the room. All that changes with the surprise appearance of Jimmy's adult son, Gerald (Josh Peck) and his baby daughter, Edie.

    Cast Details:

    John Stamos as Jimmy
    Josh Peck as Gerald
    Paget Brewster as Sara
    Kelly Jenrette as Annelise
    Ravi Patel as Ken
    Christina Milian as Vanessa

    John Stamos (Jimmy) is a well-known television star. He is best known for his role as Uncle Jesse on the long-running family sitcom Full House. He has also appeared on shows such as General Hospital, Glee, ER, Jake in Progress and Friends.

    Josh Peck (Gerald) is a television and film actor. He is best known for his roles on the popular Nickelodeon comedies The Amanda Show and Drake & Josh. He has also appeared in films such as Snow Day, Red Dawn, and Bukowski.

    Paget Brewster (Sara) is a television actress with a long list of credits. She is best known for starring roles on Criminal Minds and Community. She has appeared on shows such as Friends, King of the Hill, Law & Order: SVU, and Modern Family. Recently, she had a starring role on the Comedy Central series Another Period.

    Kelly Jenrette (Annelise) is an actress whose credits include a starring role on Frisky Dingo and guest appearances on Happy Endings and Haunted Hathaways.

    Ravi Patel (Ken) is an actor whose work includes appearances on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Scrubs.

    Christina Millian (Vanessa) is an actress and recording artist. She has released three albums, which spawned hit singles such as "Dip it Low" and "Us Against the World." Her acting work includes roles in films such as American Pie, Love Don't Cost a Thing, and Ghost of Girlfriends Past, as well as television shows such as Christina Milian: Turned Up, Charmed, CSI, and Smallville.

    Pilot Plot:

    "Pilot" (Airs September 29 at 8:00PM ET)

    Jimmy Martino is used to being the most suave, most handsome and most single person in the room. But everything changes with the surprise appearance of Jimmy's adult son, Gerald and his baby daughter, Edie. Now Jimmy has to unlearn a lifetime of blissful selfishness and grapple with the fact that he went straight from single to grandfather in six seconds flat.

    Analysis:

    My expectations for Grandfathered were, admittedly, fairly low. Despite my love for Paget Brewster, it seemed like a show that was deliberately trying to cash in on nostalgia for the time period in which John Stamos was actually a bankable television star, and the premise (a bachelor's life is flipped upside down when it turns out he has a FAMILY!) is one of the most unoriginal concepts for a sitcom I've seen in quite a while (and this fall is full of unoriginal concepts for sitcoms). Initially, it reminded me a lot of the kind of comedies NBC has been trying to push for the past several years Рblind attempts to capture a "broad" audience by rolling out clich̩ plotlines, uncomplicated characters, and big names that remind us of a time when network television didn't seem like it was getting a little bit less relevant every year. And yet, Grandfathered kind of surprised me. This isn't a great pilot, and the fact that Fox isn't previewing any episodes beyond it is a bit concerning (typically networks will send out the first 2 or 3 episodes for review). And yet, it's not terrible! It's surprisingly slick-looking, it has some well-crafted jokes, and it has a diverse and talented cast that's already showing some chemistry. It also beats its already unappealing premise into the ground, features little actual conflict, and struggles to define its characters outside of their base qualities. But, hey, that's a lot more going for it than I was expecting.

    Of course, pilots are always shaky, and the big question (particularly with sitcom pilots) is not how good the pilot itself is, but if there's any suggestion that a good show could possibly come from it. The truth is that Grandfathered has a lot to overcome before I would feel comfortable labeling it a "good show." As I stated before, the premise remains unlikable, and the"“can this guy REALLY be a grandfather?!" concept is repeated ad nauseam through-out the half-hour. What's even stranger is the way the show fails to milk any interesting conflict out of this premise. Sure, the show is constantly asking us if Jimmy has what it takes to be a grandfather, but it weirdly doesn't really give us a lot of examples of why Jimmy wouldn't be a good grandfather. Compared to most sitcom characters that get a "redemption arc," Jimmy seems like a reasonably okay guy, and by the end of the pilot, it seems like he's probably going to be able to figure this out. The show is going to have to reach beyond the rather shallow question of whether or not Jimmy can be a grandfather and start digging deeper into its characters beyond their surface levels if it wants to become more than a "John Stamos and nostalgia" vehicle. Does it have any interest in being more than that? Who knows! But it's probably in its best interest, given the way most "nostalgia vehicles with a throwback star" sitcoms have panned out recently.

    Conclusion:

    Grandfathered has a lot of problems, but it also has a few key things going for it – generally good and funny writing, a talented cast (especially Paget Brewster, who is as delightful as always), and surprisingly slick production values. It also has some pretty glaring faults, including an unoriginal premise and a severe lack of depth. Still, there's enough here to suggest that it could be more than the lazy, nostalgia-based Stamos vehicle it looked like it was going to be, and that's enough to at least hope it'll get the chance to figure things out and become the quality show it has the potential to be.

    Final Numbers (out of 5 stars):

    Watchability: 3.5/5
    Funniness: 3/5
    Overall: 3/5

    Discuss the show after you watch it on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 8:00PM ET/PT on our message board.

    Related Links:

  • Fox.com Official Site
  • TV.com
  • epguides.com
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Wikipedia
  • Grandfathered Photo Gallery

    Preview:





  • Laredo - getTV

    getTV expands its all-new "Saturday Showdown" weekend block of classic Western television series, introducing three more lost favorites to the lineup starting at High Noon on Saturday, October 3. The new additions, which were licensed from NBCUniversal, include Barry Sullivan and Clu Gulager in The Tall Man, airing each Saturday at 12 pm ET, followed by Audie Murphy in Whispering Smith at 12:40 pm ET; and Neville Brand, Peter Brown, William Smith, and Philip Carey in back-to-back episodes of Laredo at 2 pm ET and 3:15 pm ET. The "Saturday Showdown" block, which originally premiered on Sept. 12, also features Robert Horton in A Man Called Shenandoah at 1:20 pm ET; Ralph Taeger in Hondo at 4:30 pm ET; and James Garner and Margot Kidder in Nichols, at 5:45 pm ET, as we mentioned.

    Sunday, September 27, 2015

    Week 1 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

    2015-16 Week 1 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

    Households: #1. CBS 7.44/13 rating/share (-7% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #2. ABC 5.71/10 (-8% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #3. NBC 5.52/9 (-8% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #4. Fox 3.26/5 (+26% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #5. The CW 0.62/1 (+11% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014).
    Total Viewers: #1. CBS 12.195 million (-7% from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #2. NBC 8.896 million (-8% from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #3. ABC 8.827 million (-7% from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #4. Fox 5.436 million (+28% from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #5. The CW 0.985 million (+12% from first four nights week 1 in 2014).
    Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 3.06/10 rating/share (-13% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #2. NBC 2.43/8 (-9% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #3. ABC 2.09/7 (-13% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #4. Fox 2.07/7 (+39% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #5. The CW 0.32/1 (+10% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014)

    We're back with a new season! We'll have this week's final ratings, Week 1 (9/21/15-9/27/15) next Sunday.

    For season to-date (9/21/15-9/24/15), we will have that by next week, too, as it is the same numbers as above.

    Back to week 1 (Sep. 21-27), 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 1 (Sep. 21-27) Analysis















    Last Sunday (Sep. 20)(Summer Week 17)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
    TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
    60 MinutesCBS7:00PM8,047,000
    8,047,000 1.20
    1.20 REPEAT
    America's Funniest Home VideosABC7:00PM3,719,000
    3,719,000 0.74
    0.74 REPEAT
    Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM6,960,000
    6,960,000 2.41
    2.41
    Emmy's KickoffFox7:30PM12,695,000
    12,695,000 4.65
    4.65
    Big BrotherCBS8:00PM6,030,000
    6,030,000 1.80
    1.80
    Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM1,862,000
    1,862,000 0.43
    0.43 REPEAT
    Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM14,147,000
    14,147,000 5.05
    5.05
    Emmy'sFox8:00PM11,872,000
    11,872,000 3.56
    3.56 8-11P
    The SimpsonsFox8:00PM

    -

    -
    Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM26,378,000
    26,378,000 9.67
    9.67 830-1145P
    Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM

    -

    -
    Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM3,326,000
    3,326,000 0.42
    0.42 REPEAT
    Once Upon a TimeABC9:00PM1,550,000
    1,550,000 0.38
    0.38 9-11P REPEAT
    Blood & OilABC9:00PM

    -

    -
    Family GuyFox9:00PM

    -

    -
    Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM

    -

    -
    CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM3,466,000
    3,466,000 0.57
    0.57 REPEAT
    QuanticoABC10:00PM

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    DatelineNBC10:00PM

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    Monday

    This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
    TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
    The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM18,203,000
    18,203,000 4.69
    4.69 PREMIERE
    Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM11,455,000
    11,455,000 1.77
    1.77 8-10P
    The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,371,000
    12,371,000 3.54
    3.54 8-10P PREMIERE
    GothamFox8:00PM4,569,000
    4,569,000 1.61
    1.61 PREMIERE
    Penn & Teller Fool UsCW8:00PM1,146,000
    1,146,000 0.31
    0.31
    Life in PiecesCBS8:30PM11,276,000
    11,276,000 2.63
    2.63 PREMIERE
    ScorpionCBS9:00PM11,087,000
    11,087,000 2.20
    2.20 PREMIERE
    Minority ReportFox9:00PM3,097,000
    3,097,000 1.10
    1.10 PREMIERE
    Whose LineCW9:00PM950,000
    950,000 0.29
    0.29 REPEAT
    Significant MotherCW9:30PM475,000
    475,000 0.14
    0.14
    NCIS LACBS10:00PM7,981,000
    7,981,000 1.25
    1.25 PREMIERE
    CastleABC10:00PM6,840,000
    6,840,000 1.17
    1.17 PREMIERE
    BlindspotNBC10:00PM10,605,000
    10,605,000 3.11
    3.11 PREMIERE










    Tuesday

    This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
    TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
    NCISCBS8:00PM18,191,000
    18,191,000 2.47
    2.47 PREMIERE
    The MuppetsABC8:00PM9,005,000
    9,005,000 2.87
    2.87 PREMIERE
    The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,348,000
    12,348,000 3.49
    3.49 8-10P PREMIERE
    Scream QueensFox8:00PM4,038,000
    4,038,000 1.65
    1.65 8-10P PREMIERE
    GrandfatheredFox8:00PM

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    -
    The FlashCW8:00PM1,192,000
    1,192,000 0.42
    0.42 REPEAT
    Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PM6,054,000
    6,054,000 1.93
    1.93 PREMIERE
    The GrinderFox8:30PM

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    -
    NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM12,616,000
    12,616,000 1.72
    1.72 PREMIERE
    Dancing with the StarsABC9:00PM9,579,000
    9,579,000 1.50
    1.50 9-11P
    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM

    -

    -
    The VoiceNBC9:00PM

    -

    -
    Scream QueensFox9:00PM

    -

    -
    The FlashCW9:00PM1,087,000
    1,087,000 0.37
    0.37 REPEAT
    LimitlessCBS10:00PM9,857,000
    9,857,000 1.87
    1.87 PREMIERE
    QuanticoABC10:00PM

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    Best Time Ever/NPHNBC10:00PM5,907,000
    5,907,000 2.09
    2.09










    Wednesday
    This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
    TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
    SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,700,000
    9,700,000 2.48
    2.48 8-930P PREMIERE
    The MiddleABC8:00PM8,205,000
    8,205,000 2.15
    2.15 PREMIERE
    The Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM7,109,000
    7,109,000 1.22
    1.22 PREMIERE
    RosewoodFox8:00PM7,544,000
    7,544,000 2.44
    2.44 PREMIERE
    America's Next Top ModelCW8:00PM1,346,000
    1,346,000 0.45
    0.45
    The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,619,000
    7,619,000 2.40
    2.40 PREMIERE
    Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM

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    -
    Modern FamilyABC9:00PM9,463,000
    9,463,000 3.23
    3.23 PREMIERE
    Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM8,274,000
    8,274,000 1.77
    1.77 9-11P PREMIERE
    Wicked OfferCW9:00PM500,000
    500,000 0.15
    0.15
    Big BrotherCBS9:30PM6,537,000
    6,537,000 2.21
    2.21 930-11P FINALE
    black-ishABC9:30PM7,303,000
    7,303,000 2.36
    2.36 PREMIERE
    Code BlackCBS10:00PM

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    -
    NashvilleABC10:00PM4,910,000
    4,910,000 1.22
    1.22 PREMIERE
    Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM

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    Thursday
    This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
    TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
    CBS NFL KickCBS8:00PM10,611,000
    10,611,000 3.34
    3.34
    Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM9,549,000
    9,549,000 2.84
    2.84 PREMIERE
    Heroes RebornNBC8:00PM6,090,000
    6,090,000 1.96
    1.96 8-10P PREMIERE
    Scream QueensFox8:00PM2,009,000
    2,009,000 0.70
    0.70 8-10P REPEAT
    BonesFox8:00PM

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    -
    The FlashCW8:00PM1,121,000
    1,121,000 0.41
    0.41 REPEAT
    CBS Thursday NFLCBS8:30PM16,882,000
    16,882,000 5.96
    5.96 827-1114P
    ScandalABC9:00PM10,247,000
    10,247,000 3.26
    3.26 PREMIERE
    BlacklistNBC9:00PM

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    Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM

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    ArrowCW9:00PM778,000
    778,000 0.26
    0.26 REPEAT
    ElementaryCBS10:00PM

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    How To Get Away W/MurderABC10:00PM8,378,000
    8,378,000 2.59
    2.59 PREMIERE
    The PlayerNBC10:00PM4,858,000
    4,858,000 1.16
    1.16 PREMIERE










    Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
    TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
    The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,785,000
    5,785,000 1.10
    1.10 PREMIERE
    Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,258,000
    6,258,000 1.10
    1.10 PREMIERE
    Best Timer Ever/NPHNBC8:00PM3,125,000
    3,125,000 0.70
    0.70 REPEAT
    Minority ReportFox8:00PM2,272,000
    2,272,000 0.70
    0.70 REPEAT
    Masters of IllusionCW8:00PM1,371,000
    1,371,000 0.40
    0.40
    The MuppetsABC8:30PM3,764,000
    3,764,000 0.80
    0.80 REPEAT
    Whose Line Is It?CW8:30PM1,243,000
    1,243,000 0.30
    0.30 REPEAT
    Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,093,000
    8,093,000 1.00
    1.00 PREMIERE
    Shark TankABC9:00PM5,965,000
    5,965,000 1.60
    1.60 PREMIERE
    DatelineNBC9:00PM5,031,000
    5,031,000 1.00
    1.00 9-11P
    RosewoodFox9:00PM2,231,000
    2,231,000 0.50
    0.50 REPEAT
    Penn & Teller Fool UsCW9:00PM1,253,000
    1,253,000 0.30
    0.30 REPEAT
    Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,895,000
    9,895,000 1.30
    1.30 PREMIERE
    20/20ABC10:00PM5,446,000
    5,446,000 1.30
    1.30
    DatelineNBC10:00PM

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    Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
    TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
    Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM4,300,000
    4,300,000 0.80
    0.80 REPEAT
    Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM2,380,000
    2,380,000 0.70
    0.70 8-11P
    The Carmichael ShowNBC8:00PM1,960,000
    1,960,000 0.50
    0.50 REPEAT
    College FootballFox8:00PM3,400,000
    3,400,000 1.20
    1.20 8-11P
    NBC BoxingNBC8:30PM1,960,000
    1,960,000 0.50
    0.50 830-11P
    48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM4,790,000
    4,790,000 0.90
    0.90 9-11P
    BonesFox9:00PM

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    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 1 (Sep. 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMMon18,203,0004.69PREMIERE
    Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed9,463,0003.23PREMIERE
    The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue9,005,0002.87PREMIERE
    Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMMon11,276,0002.63PREMIERE
    The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,619,0002.40PREMIERE
    black-ishABC9:30PMWed7,303,0002.36PREMIERE
    The MiddleABC8:00PMWed8,205,0002.15PREMIERE
    Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue6,054,0001.93PREMIERE
    Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,258,0001.1PREMIERE
    The MuppetsABC8:30PMFri3,764,0000.8REPEAT
    The Carmichael ShowNBC8:00PMSat1,960,0000.50REPEAT
    Significant MotherCW8:30PMMon475,0000.14
    2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon


    Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon


    The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu


    Family GuyFox9:00PMSun


    The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun


    MomCBS9:00PMThu


    Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun


    Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun


    Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun


    The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun


    GrandfatheredFox8:00PMTue


    The GrinderFox8:30PMTue


    Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu


    Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri


    UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri


    Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri


    Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri


    The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun


    New GirlFox9:00PMTue


    The Guide to Surviving LifeFox9:30PMTue


    GalavantABC8:00PMSun



    SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

    The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

    03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
    03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
    03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
    03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
    03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
    03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
    03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
    03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
    03/21 - Master of None - Season One
    04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
    04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
    04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
    04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
    04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Thursday, April 27

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Cognition Regeneration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Leonard isn’t thrilled when Penny considers taking a new job offered by her ex-boyfriend, Zack (Brian Thomas Smith).

    The Great Indoors - "The Heartbreaker" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Jack sets up a double date to get Eddie out of a post-divorce rut, but the night gets awkward when they run into Denise (Essence Atkins), Eddie’s ex-wife. Also, when Emma decides to breakup with her boyfriend, Greg (Andy Ridings), Clark is torn between making a move on her and salvaging his friendship with Greg.

    Mom - "A Cricket and a Hedge Made of Gold" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    When Marjorie takes a break from the group, Bonnie becomes the go-to for everyone’s problems, and Christy tries to overcome a painful memory from her past.

    Life in Pieces - "Ear Scorn Registry Manuscript" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    When Colleen goes to Tim for help with an embarrassing ailment, she begs him not to tell the family. Also, Dougie (Fortune Feimster) enlists Joan to help her buy a gift for Matt and Colleen’s wedding; Heather gets jealous when her friends want to include Jen in their mommy group; and Professor Sinclair Wilde (Cary Elwes) encourages Joan to ask her family to read a draft of her book.

    Superstore - "Ladies' Lunch" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    During the morning meeting, Glenn (Mark McKinney) accidentally tells the employees the real reason Amy (America Ferrera) has been late to work lately. Meanwhile, Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to cheer up Amy by kidnapping her for a "ladies' lunch." Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Garrett (Colton Dunn) invent a game to pass the time, tricking Glenn and Mateo (Nico Santos) in the process. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) helps Amy take a fearless step with a dramatic new look.

    Superstore - "Cheyenne's Wedding" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    It's Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Bo's (recurring guest star Johnny Pemberton) dream wedding, but not everything goes according to plan. Meanwhile, relationships unravel as Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) dodge relationship rumors. Glenn (Mark McKinney) tries to change Jeff's (recurring guest star Michael Bunin) mind after learning of upcoming layoffs, Dina (Lauren Ash) talks her way into the wedding party and Mateo (Nico Santos) dodges Jeff throughout the wedding.

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    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

    Thursday, April 27

    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Catch Julia on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C/It's All Relative) - John visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
    • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America chats about Superstore on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
    • Geoff Stults (Enlisted) - Geoff is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael plays Pyramid on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Perrey Reeves (Entourage) - Perrey makes a kale salad on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
    • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffalo Bill) - Geena talks about A League of Their Own on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
    • Anna Baryshnikov (Superior Donuts) - Anna talks about Superior Donuts on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
    • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.