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This is more about film than TV, except it's for a signature movie most of us associate with watching it on TV during the holidays.

TV Notes
‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Sequel in the Works
By Dave McNary, Variety.com - Nov. 18, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Star Partners and Hummingbird Prods. are collaborating on production of a sequel to Frank Capra’s iconic 1946 movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which starred Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.

The sequel, titled “It’s A Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story,” is being financed by Allen J. Schwalb of Star Partners who will also produce along with Bob Farnsworth of Hummingbird. The duo are aiming to get the movie into theaters for the 2015 holiday season.

Karolyn Grimes, who played George Bailey’s daughter “Zuzu” in the original, will return for the “Wonderful Life” sequel as an angel who shows Bailey’s unlikeable grandson (also named George Bailey) how much better off the world would have been had he never been born.

Grimes, of course, bellowed the iconic line, “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings!” in the original movie, about a troubled family man (Stewart) whose near-suicide on Christmas Eve brings on the intervention of his guardian angel.

Farnsworth and Martha Bolton have written the screenplay.

“The storyline of the new film retains the spirit of the original – every life is important as long as you have friends,” Farnsworth said.

No casting decision for the lead role of Bailey’s grandson will be made until February but producers have also begun discussions with original cast members Jimmy Hawkins, who portrayed Tommy Bailey, and Carol Coombs,who played Janie Bailey, to reprise their roles as well.

The producers are interviewing potential directors and plan to shoot the majority of the film in Louisiana. The sequel will have a budget in the $25 million to $35 million range.

“The new film will retain the feeling of the original, and it simply must be shared,” Grimes said. “I’ve probably read close to 20 scripts over the years suggesting a sequel to ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ but none of them were any good. The script by Bob Farnsworth and Martha Bolton was wonderful, and I wanted to be involved with his version of the film immediately.”

Star Partners is the managing member of the slate portfolio Star Partners 8 LLC, a $100 million offering. Previously Star Partners funded seven slates of films, dating back to the 1980s including “The Right Stuff,” “The Killing Fields,” “The Color Purple,” “The Mission,” “Moonstruck,” and “Rain Man.”

“It’s a Wonderful Life” was nominated for five Oscars including Best Picture but lost out to “The Best Years of Our Lives.”

http://variety.com/2013/film/news/its-a-wonderful-life-sequel-in-the-works-exclusive-1200850705/

I hope Mr Potter get's what's coming to him because he STOLE George Bailey's money, which resulted in George contemplating suicide. mad.gif
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"This is the End" was the worst movie I've seen in, well I can't remember when. No way will I be giving "Preacher" a try.

I thought that movie was hilarious.

the worst movie I've seen recently was "After Earth". "This is the End" was many times better.

I guess we have different ideas of funny. I'm not a prude, but I thought "This is the End" was way over the top as far as crude humor goes.
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TV Notes
Maria Bartiromo Exiting CNBC for Fox Business Network
By Michael O'Connell, The Hollywood Reporter - Nov. 18, 2013

One of CNBC's most prominent on-air talents is heading out the door.

The cable news network confirmed Monday that anchor Maria Bartiromo is departing after a two-decade stint, following a report on Drudge Report suggesting that the journalist is moving to competitor Fox Business Network. (Fox would not confirm news of the move, though a source close to the matter confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that she will have a role on the network.)

"After 20 years of groundbreaking work at CNBC, Maria Bartiromo will be leaving the company as her contract expires on November 24th," reads a statement from a network rep. "Her contributions to CNBC are too numerous to list but we thank her for all of her hard work over the years and wish her the best."

Bartiromo has been with the finance-focused network since departing CNN in 1995. She most notably served as host of daily program Closing Bell. The impending expiration of her latest five-year contract with the network drew interest from multiple parties.

During her time at CNBC, her expertise in finance and status as the first reporter in the history of television to broadcast daily from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange earned her the nickname "Money Honey."

In addition to her daily duties on CNBC, Bartiromo also hosted the weekly syndicated NBC program On the Money with Maria Bartiromo. The show was previously titled Wall Street Journal Report -- but changed names at the conclusion of CNBC and WSJ's 10-year deal, during which time WSJ was acquired by FBN parent News Corp.

Losing Bartiromo is an tough blow for CNBC. The network has lost ratings ground to FBN of late and recent attempts at diversifying its primetime portfolio with reality and alternative programming have thus far been unsuccessful.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/maria-bartiromo-exiting-cnbc-fox-657192
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TV Notes
‘Breaking Bad’s Vince Gilligan Stays At Sony Pictures TV With Big New Overall Deal
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - Nov. 18, 2013

The hottest showrunner at the moment is a free agent no more. Breaking Bad creator/executive producer Vince Gilligan has signed a rich new overall deal with Sony Pictures TV, the studio behind his acclaimed AMC drama. There had been strong interest among all studios in signing Gilligan, whose Sony TV overall deal had expired. I hear it came down to Sony and Warner Bros TV, with Gilligan ultimately opting to stay at his home for the past six years. “Vince is an incredible writer and partner, and he shares our vision for the business and for the kinds of projects we’re passionate about,” said SPT president of programming and production Jamie Erlicht. “There wasn’t a world where we weren’t making this deal.”

Gilligan already has two new series with Sony TV, Battle Creek at CBS and the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul at AMC. Those projects will remain outside the eight-figure new Sony overall deal, which is strictly for television. It will cover all future TV development by The X Files alum Gilligan, who is expected to focus his attention to cable where had his biggest success with Breaking Bad. The dark AMC drama became that rare underrated cable show, which grew into a monster critical and commercial hit and a pop culture phenomenon. The first part of its final season won the best drama series Emmy this year, and its series finale shattered ratings records with more than 10 million tuning in to see it live. “With Vince, you forget you’re working and just become a fan,” said SPT president of programming and production Zack VanAmburg. “His stories are captivating, his energy is electric, and his friendship is appreciated.” Gilligan is with ICM Partners.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/11/vince-gilligan-breaking-bad-creator-sony-pictures-tv-deal/
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Technology Notes
Report: Apple buys PrimeSense for $345 million
By Scott Martin, USA Today - Nov. 18, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple is reported to have acquired PrimeSense in a deal valued at $345 million.

PrimeSense is the 3-D sensor company whose technology enables Microsoft's Kinect motion sensor.

Apple has acquired the Israel-based company used by Microsoft's Xbox 360 compatible game consoles, according to the financial newspaper Calcalist. The paper did not cite sources.

Technology from PrimeSense could come into play for Apple in development of its living room strategy amid continued speculation of a revolutionary iTV.

USA TODAY could not independently confirm the deal. Apple did no immediately respond to a request for comment.

Startup PrimeSense was formed in 2005 and has raised $85 million in funding.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/11/18/apple-buys-primesense-for-345-million-report/3628329/
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TV Notes
On The Air Tonight
TUESDAY Network Primetime/Late Night Options
(All shows are in HD unless noted; start times are ET. Network late night shows are preceded by late local news)

ABC:
8PM - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
9:01PM - The Goldbergs
9:31PM - David Blain: Real or Magic (Special, 90 min.)
* * * *
11:35AM - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Elizabeth Banks; Larry King; Daughtry performs)
12:37AM - Nightline

CBS:
8PM - NCIS
9PM - NCIS: Los Angeles
10PM - Person of Interest
* * * *
11:35PM - Late Show with David Letterman (Jennifer Lawrence; Jesse Tyler Ferguson; The Neighbourhood performs)
12:37AM - The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (Comic Margaret Cho; model Elettra Wiedemann)

NBC:
8PM - The Biggest Loser
9PM - The Voice (LIVE)
10PM - Chicago Fire
* * * *
11:34PM - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (President George W. Bush; Ty Barnett; Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite perform)
12:36AM - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Forest Whitaker; TV host Andy Cohen; Cut Copy performs; Brad Whitford performs with The Roots)
1:36AM - Last Call with Carson Daly (Capital Cities perform; musical group Nightmare and the Cat)

FOX:
8PM - Dads
8:30PM - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9PM - New Girl
9:30PM - The Mindy Project

PBS:
(check your local listing for starting time/programming)
8PM - The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Rise! (1940-1968)
9PM - Lincoln at Gettysburgh
10PM - Frontline: Who is Lee Harvey Oswald? (120 min.)

UNIVISION:
8PM - Porque el Amor Manda
8:55PM - La Tempestad
9:49PM - Mentir Para Vivir
10:49PM - Primer Impacto Extra (30 min.)

THE CW:
8PM - The iHeartradio Album Release Party With Lady Gaga (Special)
9PM - Supernatural

TELEMUNDO:
8PM - Marido en Alquiler
9PM - La Reina del Sur
10PM - Santa Diabla

COMEDY CENTRAL:
11PM - The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Bill Cosby)
11:31PM - The Colbert Report (CEO of EchoLight Studios Rick Santorum)

TBS:
11PM - Conan (Simon Cowell and Paulina Rubio; Jimmy Pardo; Lissie)
Midnight - The Pete Holmes Show (Nick Kroll)

E!:
11PM - Chelsea Lately (Josh Gad; comic Greg Fitzsimmons; comic Annie Lederman; comic Ian Karmel)

SYNDICATION:
Check Local Listings - Arsenio (Eddie Murphy; Flo Rida)
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TV Review
‘David Blaine: Real or Magic’ (ABC)
Star magician is up to his old tricks again, this time dazzling celebs like Katy Perry, Harrison Ford, Ricky Gervais and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
By David Hinckley, New York Daily News - Nov. 19, 2013

Any good magician knows the value of misdirection and distraction as primary tools of his trade, and David Blaine employs both with blinding flair on his new ABC special.

Returning to prime-time TV after a spell outside the spotlight, Blaine doesn’t do anything quite as attention-grabbing here as some of his famous past stunts, like being frozen in a block of ice.

Rather, he seems mainly to be showing off his wondrous Rolodex, since “Real or Magic” gives us a nonstop parade of high celebrities that Blaine blows away with a string of illusions.

But wait — are they really illusions?

Well, maybe they are. Maybe they aren’t. Sorry, we got distracted watching the likes of Katy Perry, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Harrison Ford, Ricky Gervais, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.

There is, for instance, the parallel trick Blaine performs for the Smith family at their place and for Kanye West and Woody Harrelson at the West residence.

Blaine sets up four tall paper bags, or cups, one of which has a sharp spike under it. He slams his hand down on three of the bags/cups, confident he will skip the one with the spike.

But when that setup is finished, he then seems to poke a needle clear through his hand anyhow. With no apparent pain and no visible blood. “Eeuuh!,” say the celebrities anyway.

Blaine talks the viewer through all of this, explaining how long and hard he works to create illusions that looks real. He also assures us repeatedly that the celebrities are not in on the bits, that none of their animated reactions were scripted.

Maybe. Maybe not. In a show about illusion and misdirection, who can believe anything?

But it sure makes for a starry starry night.

DAVID BLAINE: REAL OR MAGIC
Network/Time: ABC, Tuesday at 9:30 p.m.
Rating: ★★ (out of five)


http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/david-blaine-real-magic-tv-review-article-1.1520794
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TV Review
Esquire’s ‘White Collar Brawlers’
By Brian Lowry, Variety.com

Representing Esquire network’s first serious bid to get noticed, “White Collar Brawlers” is so conceptually distasteful that it’s easy to overlook the banality of its execution. Like many reality shows, there’s an underlying movie-inspired conceit — in this case “Fight Club,” except the goal here is to violate the “first rule” by getting everybody talking about it. Still, however appealing donning gloves to pummel the guy in the adjacent cubicle might sound, the result is fairly substandard reality fare — a show that’s more about the “journey” and six-week training process than the slow-build to the fisticuffs at the end of each hourlong episode.

The premiere deals with financial planners and former roommates Andrew Devine and Ryan Sainsott, who had a vaguely described financial dispute over their old apartment. Competitive at work, they’re both eager to step into the ring, they say, and settle old scores, filling their direct-to-camera interviews with typical macho bravado.

Once assigned to respective trainers, however, self-doubt begins to creep into the conversation, largely because neither guy is exactly a natural pugilist. Moreover, the two work out in the same gym, so they can watch each other as they fret about their own progress, seemingly just to maximize the pre-fight hype. Where’s Don King when you need him?

Mostly, the show leaves you with questions, like how the workplaces of those who participate can seemingly sanction and embrace such an event, and what happens in that inevitable episode (at least, should the show go beyond its initial six-round order) when someone is actually disproportionately good and beats the living daylights out of the guy sitting adjacent to him. Now that ought to add a slightly uncomfortable dynamic to the next staff meeting.

Without giving too much away, that’s hardly the case in the premiere, and Devine vs. Sainsott (as the press release too cutely characterizes the fight) is perhaps inevitably a letdown — about as compelling as “Celebrity Boxing” as the two awkwardly flail away, despite all the urgent music and slow motion used to foster a sense of excitement. (The series hails from the company behind “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” so they know a thing or two about massaging reality.)

In that respect, “White Collar Brawlers” — a slightly incongruous addition to Esquire’s Bravo-for-men-like lineup of lifestyle fare — is less upsetting for what it is than what it says. Namely, the show reinforces a presumption that the male audience, in particular, is so numb and resistant to anything that isn’t sports the only way to rouse it is with poor dumb slobs agreeing to get punched in the head for our amusement.

From that perspective, when it comes to word-of-mouth about “White Collar Brawlers,” let’s hope the first rule of “Fight Club” really does apply.

WHITE COLLAR BRAWLERS
Esquire Network, Tues. Nov. 19, 10 p.m.


http://variety.com/2013/tv/reviews/white-collar-brawlers-on-esquire-network-review-1200823425/
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Could it be because the reboot strays so far from the original premise in plot, casting, etc.? With all the changes in the reboots the only thing rebooted is the name.

You are correct. The reboots are nothing like the originals plus they are poorly done on top of that. They should just show the originals. Most people haven't seen them in a long time so they wouldn't remember what happened and the shows would be better that most stuff on today.

Thank goodness for MeTV and Cozi TV.
Edited by Jedi Master - 11/20/13 at 1:24am
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TV Review
Esquire’s ‘White Collar Brawlers’
By Brian Lowry, Variety.com

Representing Esquire network’s first serious bid to get noticed, “White Collar Brawlers” is so conceptually distasteful that it’s easy to overlook the banality of its execution. Like many reality shows, there’s an underlying movie-inspired conceit — in this case “Fight Club,” except the goal here is to violate the “first rule” by getting everybody talking about it. Still, however appealing donning gloves to pummel the guy in the adjacent cubicle might sound, the result is fairly substandard reality fare — a show that’s more about the “journey” and six-week training process than the slow-build to the fisticuffs at the end of each hourlong episode.


From that perspective, when it comes to word-of-mouth about “White Collar Brawlers,” let’s hope the first rule of “Fight Club” really does apply.

WHITE COLLAR BRAWLERS
Esquire Network, Tues. Nov. 19, 10 p.m.


http://variety.com/2013/tv/reviews/white-collar-brawlers-on-esquire-network-review-1200823425/

I think this was an episode of "Chuck".
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Critic's Notes
Bianculli's Best Bets
By David Bianculli, TVWorthWatching.com - Nov. 19, 2013

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC, 8:00 p.m. ET

You knew this had to happen, and tonight it does. This TV series from the Marvel universe presents a plot that ties in to a current big-screen Marvel movie – specifically, Thor: The Dark World. That’s why tonight’s TV plot concerns a magical, dangerous artifact from Asgard, Thor’s home world. And given the pervasiveness of pop-culture synergy and cross-promotion, I guess there’s no reason to be Thor about it.

THE MALTESE FALCON
TCM, 8:00 p.m. ET

This 1941 John Huston film, based on the Dashiell Hammett novel, is one of the absolute classics of film noir. Humphrey Bogart stars, along with Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet. TCM’s current documentary series import, The Story of Film: An Odyssey, recently made a brilliant connection between this movie and Chinatown – and not just that Huston wrote and directed Maltese Falcon and co-starred in the latter.

DAVID BLAINE: REAL OR MAGIC?
ABC, 9:30 p.m. ET

It’s a fun idea for a special: Put magician David Blaine up close and personal, as usual, to do his tricks, but this time with celebrities as the ones being thrown by his illusions. So you get Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad dropping their jaws in amazement. And Katy Perry. And Ricky Gervais, and many others. Of course, while you’re watching their reactions, you’re paying less careful attention to what Blaine is doing. It’s called misdirection, Hollywood style. And why not?

FRONTLINE: WHO WAS LEE HARVEY OSWALD?
PBS, 10:00 p.m. ET

This two-hour examination of the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy isn’t new. In fact, it’s 20 years old, from a Frontline special shown originally in 1993, marking what was then the 30th anniversary of the JFK assassination. But Oswald rarely is studied in this much detail – that was true then, and on TV, it’s true now, so this Frontline remains, after all these years, TV worth watching. Check local listings.

SONS OF ANARCHY
FX, 10:00 p.m. ET

Previews for this week’s episode promise an all-out action showdown, with the riders of SAMCRO, the police escorts of Clay, and the vengeful gunrunners of the IRA all converging for one giant highway pile-up.


http://www.tvworthwatching.com/
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Critic's Notes
Bianculli's Best Bets
By David Bianculli, TVWorthWatching.com - Nov. 19, 2013

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC, 9:00 a.m. ET


Guess we missed it already unless your season pass was setup.
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Guess we missed it already unless your season pass was setup.

Maybe they are trying to save it by moving it to a new time-slot? smile.gif
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^^
Kelly & Mike wont be happy getting bumped i can tell you that.



Heres a typo goodie from tvbythenumbers talking about the network 18-49 season to date #s:

NBC is first place with a 3.1
CBS was second with a 2.7
ABC was third with a 2.4
FOX was fourth with a 2.5

LOL.
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LOL must be that 'new math' smile.gif.
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Speaking of 18-49 sunday night football 12,583,000 viewers again beat the walking dead 7,678,000.

Now this week peyton manning vs tom brady so i think we know how that will go too.

For the last head to head next week its giants/redskins vs the walking dead mid season finale so that will be tough to guess.
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Thank goodness for MeTV and Cozi TV.

And DVDs biggrin.gif
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Manning/Brady will win. Giants/Redskins, could go either way. I'll be watching the games and DVRing Dead.
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Guess we missed it already unless your season pass was setup.

Yikes! eek.gif My bad, sorry. wink.gif
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MONDAY's fast affiliate overnight prime-time ratings -and what they mean- have been posted on Analyst Marc Berman's Media Insight's Blog
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Nielsen Overnights (18-49)
Big dip for ‘Almost Human’ without NFL lead-in
Fox show averages a 2.2 in 18-49s in regular timeslot debut
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Nov. 19, 2013

As expected, Fox’s new drama “Almost Human” took a big hit in its second episode last night.

The show averaged a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, according to Nielsen, down 29 percent from the 3.1 it posted in Sunday night’s debut.

The dip wasn’t a surprise. “Human’s” premiere had a huge lead-in from the end of Fox’s NFL coverage, which averaged a 5.3 at 7:30 p.m.

Last night “Human” led off the night with no such support. The show actually improved by a tenth over what “Bones” had been averaging in the timeslot so far this season, and its rating was steady from its first to its second half hour, a change from Sunday, when its rating fell during the second half of the episode.

The show was competitive in its timeslot, tying for second with NBC’s recap of “The Voice” and ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” though the latter’s ratings may have been inflated by the NFL game that ran on ABC stations in Charlotte and Boston last night.

“Stars” hit its best 18-49 rating in eight weeks with a 2.3 from 8 to 10 p.m., and lead-out “Castle” drew a season-high 2.3, but it won’t be clear until final ratings are released later today whether that’s the result of inflation from football.

CBS’s sitcoms were all even to last week, and “How I Met Your Mother” and “2 Broke Girls” combined to win the 8 p.m. hour over NBC, a rarity this season, though in fairness NBC essentially aired a repeat.

“Voice’s” original episode won its timeslot from 9 to 11 p.m., drawing a 3.4 and finishing as the night’s top program to boost the network to its eighth straight Monday broadcast victory.

ESPN is expected to have scored big numbers for last night’s “Monday Night Football” game, impacting broadcast’s performance. Media Life will post those ratings as soon as they’re available later today.

NBC finished first for the night among 18-49s with a 3.0 average overnight rating and an 8 share. Fox and ABC tied for second at 2.3/6, CBS was fourth at 2.0/5, Univision fifth at 1.2/3, Telemundo sixth at 0.5/1 and CW seventh at 0.3/1.

As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won’t be available for several weeks. Forty-eight percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.

CBS began the night in first place with a 2.9 at 8 p.m. for “Mother” (3.1) and “Girls” (2.7), while ABC, Fox and NBC tied for second at 2.2, ABC for “Stars,” Fox for “Human” and NBC for a recap of “Voice.” Univision was fifth with a 1.6 for “Porque el Amor Manda,” Telemundo sixth with a 0.5 for “Marido en Alquiler” and CW seventh with a 0.4 for “Hart of Dixie.”

At 9 p.m. NBC moved to first with a 3.5 for a new “Voice,” with Fox and ABC tied for second at 2.5, Fox for “Sleepy Hollow” and ABC for more “Stars.” CBS was fourth with a 2.1 for “Mike & Molly” (2.3) and “Mom” (1.9), Univision fifth with a 1.3 for the premiere of “Lo Que La Vida Me Robó,” Telemundo sixth with a 0.6 for “La Reina del Sur” and CW seventh with a 0.3 for “Beauty and the Beast.”

NBC was first again at 10 p.m. with a 3.3 for more “Voice,” followed by ABC with a 2.3 for “Castle.” CBS was third with a 1.0 for “Hostages,” Univision fourth with a 0.9 for “Mentir para Vivir” and Telemundo fifth with a 0.4 for “Santa Diabla.”

ABC was first for the night among households with an 8.9 average overnight rating and a 14 share. NBC was second at 5.7/9, CBS third at 4.3/6, Fox fourth at 4.1/6, Univision fifth at 1.8/3, Telemundo sixth at 0.7/1 and CW seventh at 0.6/1.

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/big-dip-almost-human-without-nfl-lead/

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TV/Nielsen Notes (Late Night)
Coming to Arsenio’s aid, pal Eddie
Late-night appearances are a rare event for Muprhy
By Louisa Ada Seltzer, Media Life Magazine - Nov. 19, 2013

Eddie Murphy isn’t really one to ride the late-night talk show circuit.

A few years ago, when he was up for an Oscar for “Dreamgirls,” he did it reluctantly, but that sort of politicking is no longer necessary for a star of his stature, unless he’s doing it to help a friend.

And that’s clearly the case tonight, when Murphy drops by “The Arsenio Hall Show,” the new late-night syndicated series hosted by Murphy’s longtime pal and fellow comedian.

Hall got off to a strong start in September, posting a 0.7 adults 18-49 Nielsen rating during his first week and tying “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” as the top-rated late-night program.

In fact, it marked the highest-rated debut for any talk show in the demo in seven years.

But since then “Hall’s” ratings have flattened out. He’s averaging a 0.4 in the demo, tied for 10th among all talk shows and tied with “The Queen Latifah Show” for No. 1 among the four new talk programs.

Not surprisingly, Hall has been relying on his high-wattage celebrity friends to boost ratings. Magic Johnson stopped by in September, and now Murphy arrives during sweeps.

Hall and Murphy’s friendship dates back to the 1980s. They appeared in several movies together, including “Coming to America,” the third-highest-grossing film of 1988.

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/eddie-murphy-coming-arsenios-aid/
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TV Notes
USA’s ‘Necessary Roughness’ Cancelled
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - Nov. 19, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: There will be no fourth season of Necessary Roughness, as USA Network has opted not to continue with the series. “We are proud of this show and its writers, which had a unique ability to address topical subjects before they unfolded in real life on the sports pages,” the network said in a statement to Deadline. “We want to thank Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro, the incredible cast led by Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne and our partners at Sony Television.” Necessary Roughness starred Thorne as New York Hawks sports psychologist Dani Santino, who struggles with the threat of losing her practice while attempting to keep her personal life intact. Created by Kruger and Shapiro, Necessary Roughness wasn’t a breakout hit with a big pop culture following for USA. But it developed a loyal audience and has been pretty consistent, ending its three-season run with a respectable average of 4 million viewers. USA made a big push going into Season 3, recruiting several new regulars, including John Stamos as new male lead.

Necessary Roughness tackled a series of hot topics throughout its run. In 2012, it did a story about an athlete struggling with whether or not he should come out publicly because he was concerned about his celebrity image. This past spring, Jason Collins became the first active player in one of the four major American professional team sports to announce publicly that he is gay. This season, as headlines broke about doping in professional sports — particularly the A-Rod controversy — the show’s storyline paralleled real life and featured athletes dealing with illegal performance-enhancing drugs issues.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/11/usas-necessary-roughness-cancelled/
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TV Notes
ABC Midseason: ‘Mixology’ Gets ‘Post-Modern Family’ Spot, ‘Revenge’ Pushed to 10 p.m.
By Jethro Nededog, TheWrap.com - Nov. 19, 2013

ABC is shaking up its primetime schedule in the midseason as it releases its premiere dates on Tuesday.

In comedies, Ryan Seacrest Productions’ “Mixology,” will snag the “post-Modern Family” slot on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. Formerly believed to be the hit-making spot, the ratings hasn’t helped “Super Fun Night” this season. Meanwhile, “Suburgatory” is back on Wednesday nights at 8:30 p.m, replacing canceled “Back in the Game.”

Also read: ABC Gives Pilot Order to American Adaptation of BBC Comedy ‘Bad Education’

For dramas, ABC is moving “Revenge” from its “post-Once Upon a Time” spot at 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. New series, “Resurrection” will take the 9 p.m slot. Its spooky premise (dead people begin to reappear in small town) may be viewed as a better fit for “Once Upon a Time’s” audience.

With “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” on hiatus, Thursday nights will start at 8 p.m. with “The Taste,” ABC’s returning culinary competition expanded to two hour episodes. It will be followed at 10 p.m. by the limited series, “The Assets,” the CIA drama set during the Cold War 80s.

Also read: ‘Top Chef Masters’ Host Curtis Stone Named Official Guest Co-Host at ABC’s ‘The Chew’

Reality series, “The Quest,” from “The Lord of the Rings” and “Amazing Race” producers has been moved to the summer.

See the new dates below.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 2
8:00-10:00 p.m. “The Taste”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “The Assets”

MONDAY, JANUARY 6
8:00-10:00 p.m. “The Bachelor”

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Killer Women”

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Suburgatory”

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
9:30-10:00 p.m. “Mixology”

SUNDAY, MARCH 9
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Resurrection” (New Time)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Revenge” (New Time)

TUESDAY, MARCH 11
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Mind Games”


http://www.thewrap.com/abc-midseason-mixology-gets-post-modern-family-spot-revenge-pushed-10-p-m/
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TV Notes
On The Air Tonight
WEDNESDAY Network Primetime/Late Night Options
(All shows are in HD unless noted; start times are ET. Network late night shows are preceded by late local news)

ABC:
8PM - The Middle
8:30PM - Back in the Game
9PM - Modern Family
9:30PM - Super Fun Night
10PM - Nashville
* * * *
11:35PM - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Idris Elba; chef Rene Redzepi; Chvrches performs)
12:37AM - Nightline

CBS:
8PM - Survivor
9PM - Criminal Minds
10PM - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
* * * *
11:35PM - Late Show with David Letterman (Howard Stern)
12:37AM - Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Nikki Reed; comic Joe Zimmerman)

NBC:
8PM - Revolution
9PM - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
10PM - Dateline NBC
* * * *
11:34PM - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (Blake Shelton; TV hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb; Imelda May perform)
12:36AM - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (Will Forte; video game demo; Charlie Wilson performs with The Roots)
1:36AM - Last Call with Carson Daly (Screenwriter Mark Protosevich; journalist David Finkel; Jonathan Wilson performs)

FOX:
8PM - The X-Factor (120 min., LIVE)

PBS:
(check your local listing for starting time/programming)
8PM - Nature: At the Edge of Space
9PM - NOVA - Asteroid: Doomsday or Payoff?
10PM - Comet Encounter

UNIVISION:
8PM - Porque El Amor Manda (Series Finale)
9PM - Amores Verdaderos
10PM - Mentir Para Vivir

THE CW:
8PM - Arrow
9PM - The Tomorrow People

TELEMUNDO:
8PM - Marido en Alquiler
9PM - La Reina del Sur
10PM - Santa Diabla

COMEDY CENTRAL:
11PM - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Jennifer Lawrence)
11:31PM - The Colbert Report (Musician M.I.A.)

TBS:
11PM - Conan (Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy; Jessie Ware)
Midnight - The Pete Holmes Show (Doug Benson)

E!:
11PM - Chelsea Lately (Sam Claflin; comic Chris Franjola; comic Fortune Feimster; comic Whitney Cummings)

SYNDICATION:
Check Local Listings - Arsenio (Whoopi Goldberg; Hill Harper; David Morrissey)
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Rating Notes (International)
Rob Ford's Reality TV Show Canceled After One Episode
By Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter - Nov. 19, 2013

TORONTO – A day after being stripped of his mayoral powers, Rob Ford has lost his Canadian reality TV show.

Sun News Network on Tuesday canceled Ford Nation after its debut episode aired Monday night, according to the Globe and Mail newspaper.

The embattled mayor and his brother Doug Ford, a Toronto councilor, hosted the TV show on Sun News Network, a conservative-skewing 24/7 news channel itself faced with extinction for want of subscribers and a pending CRTC bailout.

Ford Nation drew a paltry 155,000 viewers on Sun News, which reaches into barely half of all Canadian households.

"You know what, I’m not perfect, I don’t believe anybody is perfect," Ford told Toronto Sun columnist Joe Warmington, the first guest on the reality show.

"And if they are, I haven't met them yet," he added from talking points that American TV viewers will recognize from recent days when the Ford brothers have been interviewed on CNN, Fox News Channel, NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America.

The Ford brothers losing their reality TV show followed to week-ago termination of their Toronto radio show as the mayor's political meltdown gathered steam.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rob-fords-reality-tv-show-657887
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TV Notes
'The Strain' gets FX series order: More vamps!
By James Hibberd, EW.com - Nov. 19, 2013

Another vampire drama is coming to TV. Yet this one is looking to put a new twist on the genre.

FX has given a 13-episode order to The Strain, which combines the talents of filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim), author Chuck Hogan and writer/producer Carlton Cuse (Lost). It’s based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title written by del Toro and Hogan, with del Toro directing the show’s pilot. “Guillermo’s epic, cinematic pilot for The Strain starts a chilling and compelling story that will upend everything you thought you knew about vampires,” Cuse promises.

The Strain is billed as a “high-concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.” The series will debut July, 2014.

Some of the unique elements of vamps in the book-version of The Strain: They’re feverishly hot (not cold), they have a retractable stinger in their mouths, they rather grossly excrete while they feed, their vision is heat-based and they’re telepathic with humans.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/11/19/the-strain-fx-series-order/
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TV/Business Notes
Linda Bell Blue to Lead Entertainment Tonight Studios
By AJ Marechal, Variety.com - Nov. 19, 2013

After news broke in September that longtime “Entertainment Tonight” exec producer Linda Bell Blue would be exiting the show, CBS TV Distribution announced today that Bell Blue has inked a multi-year deal to serve as prez of the newly created Entertainment Tonight Studios.

Transition to her prexy post seals the deal on her departure from the syndicated newsmag, where Bell Blue logged 19 years as an executive producer. DJ Petroro and Linda Fuller will serve as exec producers on “E.T.”

In her new role, Bell Blue will oversee the creation of “E.T.”-branded series and specials for cable, broadcast and digital platforms through Entertainment Tonight Studios.

“Linda Bell Blue has been an integral part of the CBS family for almost two decades running the No. 1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world,” said Armando Nuñez, president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group. “We have created Entertainment Tonight Studios to serve the unending thirst for pop-culture-themed content and to continue to expand the stellar E.T. brand.”

“I am excited to take the esteemed and well-established ‘E.T.’ name to the next level,” Bell Blue said.

http://variety.com/2013/tv/news/linda-bell-blue-to-lead-entertainment-tonight-studios-1200856284/
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TV Notes
'Alpha House' is most-watched show on Amazon Prime
By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times' 'Company Town' Blog - Nov. 19, 2013

Amazon said its original series "Alpha House," a political comedy written by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau and starring John Goodman, was the most-watched show on its Prime Instant Video service through the weekend.

The first three episodes of "Alpha House" debuted Friday on Amazon's online subscription service, with new installments available each week. Its second series, "Betas," a comedy set in Silicon Valley, is set to premiere Friday.

The launches of "Alpha House" and "Betas" represent a milestone in Amazon's commitment to original programming. The company has been investing heavily to bolster its entertainment offerings, and spending significant sums to bring exclusive movies and TV shows to its online subscription service, as it looks to compete with Netflix.

"The Amazon Studios process is designed to use data and feedback from customers to help us create and launch shows they will love," Amazon Studios Director Roy Price said in a statement. "It is incredibly rewarding to see that process working."

Amazon did not disclose viewership numbers for "Alpha House," which won positive reviews from 67% of critics tracked by online review site Rotten Tomatoes. Some found it fresh, smart and bold, with one drawing comparisons to HBO's acclaimed political comedy "Veep," while others found it less than entertaining. One detractor described the show as "a hair more fascinating than C-Span."

In "Alpha House," Goodman portrays one of four Republican senators sharing a D.C. townhouse. Each of the elected officials comes with baggage and ethical blind spots.

"Betas" follows four friends as they attempt to achieve Bay Area acclaim with a new mobile social-networking app. It stars Joe Dinicol, Karan Soni, Jon Daly, Charlie Saxton ad Maya Erskine, with special appearances by Ed Begley Jr.

Michael Lehmann, known for episodes of the HBO series "True Blood" and the 1989 film "Heathers," directs and produces the show.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-amazon-alpha-house-20131119,0,1456554.story#axzz2lAPxVU6W
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ABC Midseason: ‘Mixology’ Gets ‘Post-Modern Family’ Spot, ‘Revenge’ Pushed to 10 p.m.
By Jethro Nededog, TheWrap.com - Nov. 19, 2013

ABC is shaking up its primetime schedule in the midseason as it releases its premiere dates on Tuesday.

In comedies, Ryan Seacrest Productions’ “Mixology,” will snag the “post-Modern Family” slot on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. Formerly believed to be the hit-making spot, the ratings hasn’t helped “Super Fun Night” this season. Meanwhile, “Suburgatory” is back on Wednesday nights at 8:30 p.m, replacing canceled “Back in the Game.”

Also read: ABC Gives Pilot Order to American Adaptation of BBC Comedy ‘Bad Education’

For dramas, ABC is moving “Revenge” from its “post-Once Upon a Time” spot at 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. New series, “Resurrection” will take the 9 p.m slot. Its spooky premise (dead people begin to reappear in small town) may be viewed as a better fit for “Once Upon a Time’s” audience.

With “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” on hiatus, Thursday nights will start at 8 p.m. with “The Taste,” ABC’s returning culinary competition expanded to two hour episodes. It will be followed at 10 p.m. by the limited series, “The Assets,” the CIA drama set during the Cold War 80s.

Also read: ‘Top Chef Masters’ Host Curtis Stone Named Official Guest Co-Host at ABC’s ‘The Chew’

Reality series, “The Quest,” from “The Lord of the Rings” and “Amazing Race” producers has been moved to the summer.

See the new dates below.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 2
8:00-10:00 p.m. “The Taste”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “The Assets”

MONDAY, JANUARY 6
8:00-10:00 p.m. “The Bachelor”

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Killer Women”

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Suburgatory”

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
9:30-10:00 p.m. “Mixology”

SUNDAY, MARCH 9
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Resurrection” (New Time)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Revenge” (New Time)

TUESDAY, MARCH 11
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Mind Games”


http://www.thewrap.com/abc-midseason-mixology-gets-post-modern-family-spot-revenge-pushed-10-p-m/

I read on another site about the premise of Mixology. Sounds just like Cheers.
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