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TV Ratings

TV viewing on the major networks still very much repeats and reality, but one new drama debuted last night.

Here is how that new show fared in the overall ratings last night:

10 PM Show:
Crossbones (NBC) [DEBUT] – 4.9 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:

7 PM:
Lucky in Love movie on Hallmark
Titanic movie on Oxygen

7:45 PM:
Mulan (animated) movie on ABC Family

8 PM:
Da Vinci’s Demons on Starz (Reair)
Sweet Home Alabama movie on Bravo
The Amazing Spider-Man movie on Encore

9 PM:
Orphan Black on BBC America (NEW)
Da Vinci’s Demons on Starz (NEW – Season Finale)
A Crush on You movie on Hallmark

10 PM:
In The Flesh on BBC America (NEW)
Da Vinci’s Demons on Starz (Encore)
The Blacklist on NBC (Reair)
Pitch Perfect movie on HBO Family
Alex Cross movie on Showtime

Enjoy!

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:

TELEVISION

Syfy has picked up the US broadcast rights to the Canadian series Bitten, which was given a second season order by its home network Space last week. The second season will return to Syfy sometime in 2015. (TV By the Numbers)

TV MINI-SERIES NEWS

Actor Richard E. Grant (Doctor Who and Girls) has joined the cast of the upcoming six-hour event series Dig, which will air on the USA Network. The event series will center on Peter Connelly (Jason Isaacs), an FBI agent currently stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating the murder of an American archeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2,000 years in the making. Grant will play Ian Margrove, the Cambridge archeologist heading up the dig. Following a murder, Peter begins to suspect that Margrove may be more involved in the mystery surrounding the death than he’s letting on. The cast includes Lauren Ambrose, Regina Taylor and Anne Heche. (Philiana Ng at The Hollywood Reporter)

Singer-songwriter-actor Kris Kristofferson has joined the cast of the History Channel’s upcoming 8-part mini-series Texas Rising that will detail the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. During the Texas Revolution, President Jackson (Kristofferson) avoided direct U.S. involvement, unwilling to risk open war against Mexico as he continued to monitor the political situation. But Jackson was a mentor to and admirer of General Sam Houston and he realized the fate of Texas would profoundly influence the future of the United States. (TV By the Numbers)

BOX OFFICE NEWS

Actor Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) has joined the cast of the upcoming box office film The Longest Ride, which is an adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks book. Huston will play the young Ira in a tale that brings together two intertwining love stories. (Mike Fleming, Jr. at Deadline)

Actor Josh Brolin is expected to co-star alongside Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro in the upcoming box office film Prisoners that follows an officer from Tucson, Arizona who travels to Mexico with a pair of mercenaries to track down a drug lord. (Justin Kroll at Variety)

Actor Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) is expected to play the father of Johnny Depp’s looney Mad Hatter in Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to the latest Alice in Wonderland adaptation. This sequel will not be out in theatres until May of 2016, though. (First Showing)

That’s it. Enjoy!

Have a great weekend!!

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TV Ratings

During this short interim between the end of the 2013-2014 TV season and the start of summer programming, which will begin the week of June 9, there will be plenty of repeats and reality programming. That was the case, yet again, last night on the major networks.

However, there were two new episodes of major networks dramas that aired. Here is how those two series fared in the overall ratings last night:

9 PM Show:
Gang Related (FOX) [NEW] – 3.2 million

10 PM Show:
Black Box (ABC) [NEW] – 3.6 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:

7 PM:
The Matrix movie on AMC

7:30 PM:
Water for Elephants movie on Fox Move Channel
Walking Tall movie on Spike

8 PM:
24: Live Another Day on FOX (Encore)
Star Trek movie on FX

8:30 PM:
The Prince & Me movie on ABC Family

9 PM:
Gang Related on FOX (Encore)
Hart of Dixie on The CW (Reair)
Being Mary Jane on BET (Reair)
Fast & Furious 6 movie on HBO 2

10 PM:
Continuum on Syfy (NEW)
Crossbones on NBC (DEBUT)
Being Mary Jane on BET (Reair)
Shakespeare in Love movie on Fox Movie Channel

Enjoy!

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Hey All,

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

MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE NEWS

Actor Rob Morrow (Northern Exposure) has joined the cast of the History Channel’s upcoming 8-part mini-series Texas Rising that will detail the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. Morrow will play Colonel Fannin, a passionate member of the Texas Army, who follows his heart instead of orders. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

BOX OFFICE NEWS

Actor Will Yun Lee (the Red Dawn and Total Recall remakes and The Wolverine) has joined the cast of the upcoming box office film San Andreas, which will be about an ex-Special Ops firefighter (Dwayne Johnson) who is scouring Northern California for his family after the Big One hits. Lee will play Dr. Kim Chung, the co-director of the Cal-Tech Seismology Lab featured in the film. (Jen Yamato at Deadline)

Actress Katie Holmes (Dawson’s Creek) [who is now free of Tom Cruise and all that is Scientology, allowing her to have a “normal” celebrity life] has joined the cast of the upcoming box office film called The Woman In Gold that will star Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Bruhl (Rush and Inglorious Basterds). The film is set in 1998, following a holocaust survivor who solicits the help of her newly minted lawyer grandson to help her sue the Swiss government to get back priceless artwork stolen by the Nazis. (Mike Fleming, Jr. at Deadline)

BOX OFFICE TRAILERS

That’s it. Enjoy!

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TV Ratings

It was another night of repeats and reality on the major networks except for two lone dramas that are still airing new episodes.

Here is how those two series fared in the overall ratings last night:

9 PM Show:
The 100 (The CW) [NEW] – 1.7 million

10 PM Show:
Motive (ABC) [NEW] – 4 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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