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TV Ratings

It was yet another night filled with repeats and reality on the major networks last night, but there was one final summer drama that aired a new episode.

Here is how that lone Monday night drama fared in the overall ratings:

10 PM Show:
The Whispers (ABC) [NEW] – 3.4 million

What did you watch on TV 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:

6:40 PM:
The Equalizer movie on Starz

7 PM:
Erin Brockovich movie on AMC

8 PM:
Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family (NEW)
NCIS on CBS (Reair)
The Flash on The CW (Reair)
Teen Wolf on MTV (Reair)
Rizzoli & Isles on TNT (Reair)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day movie on Syfy

9 PM:
Zoo on CBS (DEBUT)
Rizzoli & Isles on TNT (NEW)
Teen Wolf on MTV (Season Premiere – Part 2)
NCIS: New Orleans on CBS (Reair)

9:01 PM:
Stitchers on ABC Family (NEW)

10 PM:
Scream: The TV Series on MTV (DEBUT)
Proof on TNT (NEW)
True Lies movie on AMC

10:01 PM:
Royal Pains on USA Network (NEW)

10:02 PM:
Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family (Encore)

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TV Ratings

It was a night filled with repeats, reality and news for the most part last night on the major networks, but there was one final episode of a latecomer to the 2014-2015 TV season.

Here is how that lone Sunday night drama fared in the overall ratings:

10 PM Show:
American Odyssey (NBC) [NEW – Finale] – 2.2 million

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.

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Here is a list of the programming options to expect on TV this week:

Teen Wolf will air its two-part season premiere on MTV on June 29 at 10 PM and on June 30 at 9 PM, which will then be followed by the debut of the new thriller Scream: The TV Series (based on the box office film franchise) on June 30 at 10 PM.

Also on June 30, the new CBS thriller Zoo, based on the James Patterson book, will debut at 9 PM. And over on OWN, The Haves and Have Nots will return for the start of its fourth season at 9 PM.

The second season of the CBS series Extant will premiere on July 1 at 10 PM.

And, Penny Dreadful will air its season finale on Showtime on July 5 at 10 PM.

Mark your calendars!

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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:

NOTE: There will be a marathon of Teen Wolf episodes all day on MTV, leading up to the season premiere tonight.

7 PM:
The Color Purple movie on BET
Edge of Tomorrow movie on HO

7:35 PM:
Man of Steel movie on Cinemax

8 PM:
The Fosters on ABC Family (NEW)
Major Crimes on TNT (Reair)
Die Hard movie on Encore
JAG on POP (formerly TV Guide Network)

9 PM:
Devious Maids on Lifetime (NEW)
Major Crimes on TNT (NEW)
Scorpion on CBS (Reair)
JAG on POP (formerly TV Guide Network)

9:59 PM:
NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS (Reair)

10 PM:
The Fosters on ABC Family (Encore)
UnReal on Lifetime (NEW)
Teen Wolf on MTV (Season Premiere – Part 1 of 2)
Murder In The First on TNT (NEW)
JAG on POP (formerly TV Guide Network)

10:01 PM:
The Whispers on ABC (NEW)

10:02 PM
The Fosters on ABC Family (Encore)

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for all of last week:

TELEVISION

Hannibal has been cancelled after three seasons on the air on NBC. This current season that is airing will be its last. (Variety)

Actor Noah Centineo (Disney’s How to Build a Better Boy) will take over the role of Jesus Adams Foster on the ABC Family drama The Fosters from actor Jake T. Austin, who decided to exit the show. (Robyn Ross at TV Guide)

Actress Aisha Tyler (Archer) will have a recurring role in Criminal Minds filling the hole left by the Jennifer Love Hewitt, who left the show. Tyler will play Dr. Tara Lewis, a forensic psychologist who is determined by Hotch. (Matt Mitovich at TV Line)

Actress Molly Bernard has been promoted to series regular on the second season of the TV Land comedy Younger. (Denise Petski at Deadline)

The new USA Network drama Mr. Robot, which just debuted this past Wednesday, received a second season order from the network ahead of its series premiere. (Variety)

Actor James Frain (Orphan Black and True Blood) has landed a recurring role on Gotham, which will return this fall for its second season. He will play Theo Galavan, the brother to Tabitha Galavan, known as Tigress, who will be played by actress Jessica Lucas (Cult and Melrose Place). Frain is a new arrival to the city, but apparently he’s hiding a centuries old vendetta behind his altruism, and he and Tabitha plan to take chaos to a new level in order to make Gotham bleed, creating new villains while destroying others. Tigress is the lead enforcer for her brother. (Carissa Pavlica at TV Fanatic and Denise Petski at Deadline)

Actress Charisma Carpenter (Buffy, Angel and Veronica Mars) has landed the role of mom to the character to be played by actress-singer Ariana Grande in the much-talked about FOX thriller Scream Queens from Glee creator Ryan Murphy. (Carissa Pavlica at TV Fanatic)

NBC has given a second season order to the new drama Aquarius. (Variety)

Actor Sinqua Walls (Teen Wolf and Power) will be returning to Once Upon a Time as Lancelot in a recurring capacity. (Natalie Abrams at Entertainment Weekly)

Actor Mark Valley (Boston Legal) will have a recurring role on Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce, playing Dr. Harris, a popular television personality who responded to Abby’s (series lead Lisa Edelstein) tweet and wants to meet. (Denise Petski at Deadline)

Actress Tyra Ferrell (Boyz ‘N The Hood) has landed a recurring role on the FOX hit series Empire where she will play a lawyer who comes in contact with the Lyon family. (Denise Petski at Deadline)

TV TRAILER

MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE NEWS

Actress Amber Riley (Glee) will star in the holiday movie My One Christmas Wish that will air on the UP Channel. The movie is inspired by the true story of Jackie Turner, a straight-A college student who turns to Craigslist to post a want ad to find a family with whom she can celebrate Christmas. (Lesley Goldberg at The Hollywood Reporter)

Q&A SECTION (with Matt Mitovich at TV Line and Natalie Abrams at Entertainment Weekly)

Question: Any scoop about Castle Season 8? –Fred

Mitovich: There’s no good way to say this, Fred, so let’s just rip the Band-Aid off and let the Internet take it from there: As Season 8 gets underway, Rick will be spending a lot of time with Hayley.

Question: Any fresh scoop on Defiance? –Craig

Mitovich: If you, like me, think the show has been a bit conspicuous about displaying the forehead wounds where Nolan and Irisa had been connected to that pod for several months, it’s for good reason. Grant Bowler told me that towards the end of the season, that onetime “connection” will come back into play and “lead to the best episodes Steph[anie Leonidas] and I think we’ve ever done. It’s really, really cool.”

Question: Your Orphan Black post mortem was a little light on my soul seestra Alison. Anything to share for Season 4? –Jeannie

Mitovich: Remember how Helena went all killer crazy and murdered those drug lords? That bloody massacre may come back to haunt Alison’s happily ever after with Donnie. “The Hendrixes are still bonded, but there’s a few things that happened at the end of the season that could have some impact going forward,” executive producer Graeme Manson teases.

Question: Is it October yet? Dying for some Arrow scoop! –Catarina

Mitovich: I can’t let good Arrow fans up and die, now, can I? In the second episode of Season 4, the CW hit will introduce the heavily recurring character of a twentysomething African American male who is a technological savant on par with Ms. Smoak. Maybe during Felicity and Oliver’s romantic retreat, Thea/Diggle/Laurel had to recruit a new computer whiz via Craigslist…?

UPDATE: Or better, as readers have suggested, he’s Felicity’s H.I.V.E. counterpart/adversary?

Question: Any scoop on Beauty and the Beast, please? –Anna

Mitovich: Nearly wed Heather’s romantic loss will be her engaged sister’s gain. As Jay Ryan explained to me, “Because Heather has had so much experience at actually organizing weddings, though she has yet to walk down the aisle herself, she is a great help once Vincent and Catherine get caught up in the hunt [for the supernatural beings]. They don’t have time to be a normal couple and plan what the cake topper’s going to look like, so Heather comes to the rescue on that side – which is a huge relief!”

Question: Give me scoop on Falling Skies! – Wrier

Mitovich: That “beautiful”… whatever… that Tom saw at the very end of Season 4, upon waking up from his detoured trip to the moon? I can confirm that some commenters on my finale recap guessed correctly its identity. This… whatever… promptly suggests a rallying cry to Tom, one that will rub some of his comrades in the 2nd Mass the wrong way after he (somehow!) gets back to Earth.

Question: I’m so happy that Aaron Tveit is alive on Graceland! Any scoop? — Dean

Natalie: What happened during his near-death experience is going to play a big role this season. “What he believes he saw in the six minutes when he was clinically dead have changed him completely,” executive producer Jeff Eastin says. “The season hinges on what Mike believes he saw when he was on the other side. The resolution will be something hopefully nobody will expect.”

Question: Any Sara Lance scoop for Arrow or Legends of Tomorrow? — Justin

Natalie: Personally, I’m curious as to whether Sara is going to be pissed at Thea for, you know, killing her. “I would imagine it would be a hard image to shake, Thea’s face as she shoots three arrows into Sara’s chest,” Caity Lotz says. “Though when/if Sara learns that it was actually Malcolm Merlyn’s doing, I think she’d definitely have some feelings of revenge brewing in her stone cold assassin blood.”

Question: Anything on the new season of Falling Skies? — Brad

Natalie: Try not to eat while watching episode 2. When the 2nd Mass gets desperate for food and supplies, someone has the bright idea to cook up a skitter. The results are quite disgusting.

That’s it. Enjoy!

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Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in July:

Terminator: Genisys
Opens: July 1

When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance against Skynet, sends Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect his mother, Sarah (Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator assassin, an unexpected turn of events creates an altered timeline. Instead of a scared waitress, Sarah is a skilled fighter and has a Terminator guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger) by her side. Faced with unlikely allies and dangerous new enemies, Reese sets out on an unexpected new mission: reset the future. The cast also includes Matt Smith (Doctor Who), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Courtney B. Vance (Scandal) and Lee Byung-hun (Red 2)

Jackie & Ryan
Opens: July 3

Ryan Brenner (Ben Barnes), a travelling musician, and Jackie Laurel (Katherine Heigl), a former singer at a crossroads in her marriage, meet by chance while Ryan is busking on the street. They share an immediate connection, but it’s fleeting, until a sudden accident propels them together. Soon, Ryan finds himself at Jackie’s house for dinner, where they discover they share more than a passion for music. Ryan’s battling to find the courage to write his own music and Jackie’s fighting an estranged husband who wants custody of her daughter. The two form an unlikely relationship that may change their lives forever. The film also stars Clea DuVall (The Lizzie Bordon Chronicles), Sheryl Lee (Twin Peaks) and Emily Alyn Lind (Revenge).

Minions
Opens: July 10

Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan. Accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first-ever super-villainess. Voices are provided by Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan and Geoffrey Rush.

Self/Less
Opens: July 10

An extremely wealthy aristocrat (Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin, discovering the body was not the empty flesh he was promised and had a life and family before he was used for his own body, and the “organization” that will kill to protect its cause. To make matters worse, he faces the threat of losing control of the body he now possesses and its original owner’s consciousness resurfacing, which will erase his mind in the process. The cast includes Matthew Goode (The Good Wife), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Natalie Martinez (Under the Dome and Secrets and Lies), Victor Garber (The Flash and Alias) and Derek Luke (Captain America: The First Avenger).

Ant-Man
Opens: July 17

Thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must aid his mentor Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) in safeguarding the mystery of the Ant-Man technology – which allows its user to decrease in size but increase in strength – from various new threats, and plot a heist that will save the Earth. The film also stars Evangeline Lilly (Lost), Corey Stoll (The Strain), Bobby Cannavale (Spy), Michael Pena (End of Watch) and Judy Greer (Jurassic World and Married).

Mr. Holmes
Opens: July 17

In 1947, the long-retired Sherlock Holmes (Sir Ian McKellen), aged 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper, Mrs. Munro, and her young son, Roger. Holmes is unhappy about his ex-partner Watson’s published version of his last case, which involved a young married woman who was distraught after two failed pregnancies. Holmes hopes to write his own account, but due to the deterioration of his memory struggles to remember what happened. The cast includes Laura Linney (The Big C), Phil Davis (Poldark) and Hiroyuki Sanada (Revenge and Extant)

Paper Towns
Opens: July 24

Taking place in Orlando, Florida, Quentin “Q” Jacobsen (Nat Wolff from The Fault in Our Stars) lives next door to Margo Roth Spiegelman (Model Cara Delevingne), his childhood friend from whom he has since drifted, but still has feelings for. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge, he cannot help but follow her lead. The next day, however, Margo doesn’t come to school, and after a few days it becomes apparent she is missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance that seem meant for him to make sense of. But as he gets deeper into the mystery and discovers more about the person Margo actually is, he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. The cast includes Halston Sage (Crisis), Caitlin Carver (The Fosters), Austin Abrams (The Walking Dead), Cara Buono (Person of Interest) and relative newcomer Justice Smith.

Southpaw
Opens: July 24

Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a one-time boxer at the height of his fame, with a fancy house and a loving family, and despite his career, his wife Maureen (Rachel McAdams), pleads for him to quit so he can spend time with his daughter Leila (Oona Laurence). He announces his retirement during a party, but when Maureen is accidentally killed during an altercation with another boxer, his world falls apart. When he loses Leila to child protection services due to his destructive behavior, his last hope is returning to the world of boxing with the help of trainer Titus “Tick” Wills (Forest Whitaker) in order to reunite with Leila. The film also stars Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and Skyfall) and Tyrese Gibson (Fast and Furious franchise).

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation
Opens: July 31

The IMF agency comes under threat from the Syndicate, a near-mythical organization of assassins and rogue operatives who kill to order. Faced with the IMF’s disbandment, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) assembles his team for their final and most difficult mission —to prove the Syndicate’s existence and bring the organization down by any means necessary. The cast includes Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen and The Red Tent).

Movies coming out in August will be posted at the end of July.

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