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Here is how the weekend shows on the major networks performed in the overall ratings:

SATURDAY:

9 PM Show:
The Firm (NBC) [NEW] – 2 million

SUNDAY:

8 PM Shows:
Once Upon a Time (ABC) [NEW] – 9.1 million
Harrys’Law (NBC) [NEW] – 7.4 million

9 PM Shows:
The Good Wife (CBS) [NEW – Season Finale] – 9.8 million
Desperate Housewives (ABC) [NEW] – 8.1 million

10 PM Shows:
NYC 22 (CBS) [NEW] – 7.6 million
GCB (ABC) [NEW] – 5.7 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

6:35 PM:
The Mask of Zorro movie on Starz

7 PM:
Mr. & Mrs. Smith movie on FX
Rio (animated) movie on HBO Family

7:30 PM:
The Day After Tomorrow movie on Fox Movie Channel

8 PM:
Eureka on Syfy (Reair)
NCIS on USA Network
Moulin Rouge movie movie on IFC
August Rush movie on Lifetime

8:45 PM:
Flipped movie on HBO Family

9 PM:
Eureka on Syfy (NEW)
Hart of Dixie on The CW (NEW)
Game of Thrones on HBO2 (Reair)
The Borgias on Showtime (Reair)
Water for Elephants movie on HBO Signature

10 PM:
Smash on NBC (NEW)
Lost Girl on Syfy (NEW)
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter movie on Lifetime

10:01 PM:
Castle on ABC (NEW)

10:30 PM:
The Big C on Showtime (Reair)

Enjoy!

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

5 PM:
Forrest Gump movie on TBS

6 PM:
Legally Blonde movie on E!
Iron Man movie on FX
Beyond the Blackboard movie on Hallmark

6:30 PM:
Beastly movie on Showtime 2

7 PM:
The Borgias on Showtime (Reair)
The Devil Wears Prada movie on Fox Movie Channel
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie on HBO Family
Something Borrowed movie on HBO Signature
Walking Tall movie on Spike
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time movie on Starz

7:30 PM:
Alice in Wonderland movie on ABC Family

8 PM:
Once Upon a Time on ABC (NEW)
Harry’s Law on NBC (Check Local Listings for NEW or Reair)
Magic City on Starz (Reair)
The Big C on Showtime (Reair)
The Magic of Ordinary Days movie on Hallmark
National Treasure movie on TBS

8:15 PM:
Field of Dreams movie on Cinemax

9 PM:
Army Wives on Lifetime (NEW)
Breakout Kings on A&E (NEW – Two Hours)
Game of Thrones on HBO (NEW)
Birdsong movie on Masterpiece Classic on PBS (Conclusion)
Magic City on Starz (Reair)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie on FX
Cocoon movie on HBO Family
Unknown movie on HBO Signature
Raiders of the Lost Ark movie on Syfy

9:30 PM:
The Big C on Showtime (Reair)

10 PM:
The Borgias on Showtime (NEW)

10:01 PM:
GCB on ABC (NEW)

Enjoy!

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Last night was yet another night filled with lots of new programming on the major networks. Here is how the Friday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Shows:
The Finder (FOX) [NEW] – 3.9 million
Nikita (The CW) [NEW] – 1.3 million

9 PM Shows:
CSI: NY (CBS) [NEW] – 8.9 million
Grimm (NBC) [NEW] – 4.5 million
Fringe (FOX) [NEW] – 3.1 million
Supernatural (The CW) [NEW] – 1.5 million

10 PM Show:
Blue Bloods (CBS) [NEW] – 10.2 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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Based on information provided by the Dark Horizons site and internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in May:

A Little Bit of Heaven
Opens: May 4

Kate Hudson stars as a Marley Corbett, a carefree woman with a promising career, great friends, and witty sense of humor, learns that she has terminal cancer. She is told the news by Dr. Goldstein (Gael Garcia Bernal), a successful doctor with a hardened exterior, who is deeply impressed and affected by the way Marley accepts the news of her fate with humor and dignity. From there, Marley and Julian find themselves falling in love, and doing their best to make the most of the time they have left. The cast includes Kathy Bates, Rosemarie DeWitt, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Dinklage and Romany Malco.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Opens: May 4

A group of British retirees decide to “outsource” their retirement to less expensive India. The cast includes Bill Nighy, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel and Tom Wilkinson.

The Avengers
Opens: May 4

When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D. finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. The stars of this film include Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johannsson and Tom Hiddleston as well as Stellan Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson.

Dark Shadows
Opens: May 11

In this film adaptation of the cult gothic 60’s soap of the same name, tells the story of the vampire Barnabas Collins who is freed after 220 years of imprisonment to find his manor in ruin and occupied by dysfunctional descendants. The cast includes Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter and Jonny Lee Miller [among others].

Battleship
Opens: May 18

A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. The cast includes Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Liam Neeson and Brooklyn Decker.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Opens: May 18

Based on the self-help guide by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel, the film follows five couples, their friends, co-workers (etc.) who are all expecting. The large ensemble cast includes Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Rock, Chase Crawford, Jennifer Lopez and Rodrigo Santoro, Dennis Quaid, Joe Manganiello, Brooklyn Decker and Cheryl Cole [among others].

Men in Black 3
Opens: May 25

The story has Agent J time-travelling back to 1969 where an alien, with its sights set on the younger version of Agent K, poses a threat to the future of both the entire MIB organization and humanity. The cast includes Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and Emma Thompson.

Moonrise Kingdom
Opens: May 25

This film is set in the 1960’s and tells the story about a pair of young lovers who flee their New England island town, prompting a local search party led by the Sheriff and the girl’s parents to find them. The film stars Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton.

Movies coming out in June will be posted at the end of May.

Enjoy!

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

6:30 PM:
Road House movie on CMT

7:05 PM:
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice movie on Starz

8 PM:
NCIS on CBS (Reair)
Psych on MyNetwork TV
The Blind Side movie on ABC
Flightplan movie on AMC
Legally Blonde movie on E!
Sophie’s Choice movie on Flix
Dear John movie on FX
Wyatt Earp movie on History

9 PM:
The Firm on NBC (NEW)
Psych on MyNetwork TV
Alice in Wonderland movie on ABC Family
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie on Bravo
Walking Tall movie on Spike

9:30 PM:
The Big C on Showtime (Reair)
Message in a Bottle movie on TV Guide Network

10 PM:
Psych on MyNetwork TV
The Big C on Showtime (Reair)
Dear John movie on FX
Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie on IFC
What a Girl Wants movie on MTV
Forrest Gump movie on TBS

10:30 PM:
The Big C on Showtime (Reair)

Enjoy!

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Hey All,

Here are the news items, few though they may be, for today:

TELEVISION

FOX picks up their low-rated, but much-beloved sci-fi series Fringe for a 13-episode fifth and final season. (Twitter)

It’s been confirmed that Big Love actress Chloe Sevigny will indeed appear in the second season of American Horror Story, playing Shelly the Nymphomaniac, a bitter rival of the new character to be played by returning cast member Jessica Lange. (The Wrap)

BOX OFFICE TRAILER

Watch: Elizabeth Olsen in the ‘Peace, Love & Misunderstanding’ Trailer

NOTE: Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Chace Crawford are in this movie along with Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener and Elizabeth Olson. I have NEVER been a fan of Fonda, but I’ll be there for Morgan ANY DAY!

BOX OFFICE NEWS

Actress Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) is replacing actress Carey Mulligan (An Education) in the upcoming film Brooklyn, which is an adaptation of the Colm Toibin novel of the same name. She will play a young woman torn between her family in Ireland and the American who wins her heart. The film will be a period piece set in the 1950s. (The Hollywood Reporter and First Showing)

That’s it. Enjoy!

Have a terrific weekend!

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