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TV Ratings

Except for the earthquake that hit the LA area, Friday night was pretty quiet even on TV with only a few shows airing new episodes.

Here is how the Friday night shows fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Show:
Rake (FOX) [NEW] – 1.9 million

9 PM Show:
Hart of Dixie (The CW) [NEW] – 1.1 million

10 PM Show:
Hannibal (NBC) [NEW] – 3.2 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:
Tangled (animated) movie on Disney
Rio (animated) movie on FX
Meet My Mom movie on Hallmark
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans movie on Syfy

7:30 PM:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie on ABC Family

8 PM:
Castle on ABC (Reair)
Almost Human on FOX (Reair)
Da Vinci’s Demons on Starz (Reair)
A Knight’s Tale movie on Encore
The Princess Diaries movie on Oxygen

8:45 PM:
Despicable Me (animated) movie on Disney

9 PM:
Da Vinci’s Demons on Starz (NEW)
Ripper Street on BBC America (NEW)
When Calls the Heart on Hallmark (NEW – Finale)
13 Going on 30 movie on E!
Rio (animated) movie on FX

10 PM:
Game of Thrones on HBO (Reair)
Da Vinci’s Demons on Starz (Reair)
Just Desserts movie on Hallmark
The Princess Diaries movie on Oxygen

Enjoy!

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:

TELEVISION

Actor Francois Arnaud (The Borgias) will star opposite Maggie Q (Nikita) in the limited series Red Flag that will begin production this fall; but does not have a specific network attached just yet. The limited series will be set in the early 1800s, centering on Ching Shih (Maggie Q), a beautiful young Chinese prostitute who goes on to become one of history’s most powerful pirates and head of the most successful crime syndicate in China. With over 100,000 sailors and 1500-plus vessels, Ching controlled the South China Sea while taking on the Imperial Chinese navy, the Portuguese navy, and the all-powerful British navy to eventually conquer them all. Arnaud will play Carlito, the Portuguese sailor and bounty Hunter engaged to hunt down and capture Ching Shih. He has no loyalty and takes from everybody to kill Ching Shih and soon becomes her lover. (The Deadline Team)

Actor Mike Epps has landed a recurring role on the upcoming second season of the BET hit new drama Being Mary Jane where he will play Chris Warren, husband and a father who is in a great marriage, something Mary Jane (series lead Gabrielle Union) covets. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

No great surprise here, but ABC has not only pulled the plug on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (the trailer for next week’s episode did, after all, say series finale); but the network has also cancelled the Christian Slater-Steve Zahn-led drama Mind Games after five low-rated episodes. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Syfy has given a second season order to their new thriller series Helix, which airs its season finale tonight. (Twitter)

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Actor Boris Kodjoe (Undercovers) has landed a role in the straight-to-series ABC drama The Club that will focus on the upstairs/downstairs stories at a private country club. Kodjoe will play Deacon, a Hall of Fame pro football player who moved his family back East and is trying his hand at real estate. Infuriated by the bureaucracy, and ultimately realizing that knowing the right people will make things easier, he joins the Club. (The Deadline Team)

ONLINE SERIES NEWS

Actress Dana Delany (China Beach and Body of Proof) has joined the cast of the Amazon Studios pilot Hand of God that will follows Judge Pernell (Ron Perlman from Beauty and the Beast and Sons of Anarchy fame), a law-bending man with a call girl on the side, who has a religious awakening. He begins to have visions and hear voices that could be God speaking to him through his ventilator-bound son. Delany will play Crystal Harris, the wife of powerful Judge Pernell. (Natalie Jarvey at The Hollywood Reporter)

BOX OFFFICE NEWS

Actor Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games and The Spectacular Now) has landed the final lead role in the upcoming reboot film Terminator: Genesis. He joins the likes of Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) [who plays Sara Connor], Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) [who plays John Connor], Jai Courtney (Divergent and A Good Day to Die Hard) [as Kyle Reese] and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Okeniyi will play Danny Dyson, son of brainiac cyborg developer Miles Dyson. The film will be out in July 2015. (Mike Fleming, Jr. at Deadline)

BOX OFFICE TRAILER

Trailer: Begin Again (with Keira Knightly & Mark Ruffalo)

Q&A SECTION (with Matt Mitovich at TV Line and TV Scoop Team at E! Online)

Question: I could really use some scoop on Pretty Little Liars — preferably on Ezra, but I’ll take anything you have. –Estee

Mitovich: “Anything I have” wins! Early in Season 5, we’ll meet the potentially recurring character of Sydney, a new member of the high school swim team. Speculation here at the office has her either A) sharing a connection to either Emily’s ex, Paige or B) forging a “connection” with Ems herself!

Question: Do you have any scoop on Syfy’s Bitten? There are only a few episodes left. –Carol

Mitovich: This Monday, Jeremy finally tells Elena the truth about why Clay bit her years ago. And then in the April 8 finale, as Elena and the Pack prepare for a final stand against a Mutt army led by Santos and the mysterious James Williams, Elena will cement her status as a heart-breaker — but probably not in the way you’re thinking.

Question: Are we going to see more magic lessons for Once Upon a Time‘s Emma? –Robertino

Mitovich: “That is definitely something that comes up,” says Jennifer Morrison, who describes the Emma/Regina scenes as both “fun” and “interesting.” As she points out, “Regina’s a bit annoyed because Emma wasn’t really into learning magic in Neverland, so there’s some banter back and forth about my ‘reluctance’ to be magical.” But with a Wicked Witch on the loose and Henry in a partially amnesic limbo, “Emma has that extra motivation to reach into place in herself that she’s not necessarily comfortable with.”

Question: Reign is insane right now! What’s ahead? – Luke

TV Scoop Team: More family drama is coming! “You will see some family members,” of some of the characters Anna Popplewell dishes, though she notes no one from Lola’s family has been introduced since her wayward brother.

Question: Any spoilers on Avery and Juliette on Nashville? They’re my favorite couple on the show now! – Jeaneen

TV Scoop Team: Sorry, but there are rocky waters ahead for Juliette and Avery after he is all too quick to be there for a struggling Scarlett (along with her mother, who we’ll meet very soon). The good news? It looks like Juliette will actually be the mature one in this situation. Our girl’s growing up!

That’s it. Enjoy!

Have a great weekend!!

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TV Ratings

It was a regular night of programming on the major networks last night where their drama series are concerned.

Here is how the Thursday night shows fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Shows:
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) [NEW] – 3.3 million
The Vampire Diaries (The CW) [NEW] – 1.7 million

9 PM Shows:
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) [NEW] – 8.1 million
Reign (The CW) [NEW] – 1.5 million

10 PM Shows:
Scandal (ABC) [NEW] – 8.8 million
Parenthood (NBC) [NEW] – 4.4 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Opens: April 4

Two years after the events of The Avengers, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) resides peacefully in Washington, D.C., struggling to adapt to contemporary society. However, after a S.H.I.E.L.D. compatriot is assailed, Steve becomes entangled in a mystery that may endanger the globe. Together with Natasha Romanoff aka the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America attempts to uncover the growing machination while fending off hired hit men. When the entire scheme is discovered, Captain America and the Black Widow must recruit the aid of the Falcon and soon encounter an unanticipated and powerful adversary – the Winter Soldier. The film also stars Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Robert Redford and Samuel L. Jackson.

Dom Hemingway
Opens: April 4

Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) is a larger-than-life safecracker, who is back on the streets of London after 12 years in prison, and it’s time to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut. Travelling with his devoted best friend Dickie (Richard E. Grant), Dom visits his crime boss Mr. Fontaine (Demián Bichir) in the south of France to claim his reward. But Dom’s drink and drug-fuelled ego decides what he’s lost can’t be replaced. One car accident and a femme fatale later, Dom realizes his priority must be to reconnect with his long-lost daughter Evelyn (Emilia Clarke).

Draft Day
Opens: April 11

The general manager of the Cleveland Browns must fight to land the number one draft pick for his team. The ensemble cast includes Kevin Costner, Frank Langella, Jennifer Garner, Tom Welling, Joe Manganiello, Chadwick Boseman, Rosanna Arquette, Sam Elliott, Terry Crews, Denis Leary and Chi McBride.

Only Lovers Left Alive
Opens: April 11

After being around for centuries, vampire Adam (Tom Hiddleston) is a rockstar who cannot get accustomed to the modern world with all of its new technology. While he lives in Detroit, his wife Eve (Tilda Swinton) lives in Tangier, flourishing in the new world. But when she senses Adam’s depression with society, she gets on a plane and goes to see him. Shortly after Eve gets there, her younger sister, Ava (Mia Wasikowska), shows up after 87 years and disrupts the couple’s idyll reunion. The film also stars John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright.

Rio 2
Opens: April 11

In this computer-animated sequel Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and their three kids (Rachel Crow, Amandla Stenberg and Pierce Gagnon) leave their domesticated life in the city of Rio de Janeiro for a journey to the Amazon rainforest where they encounter a menagerie of characters born to be wild. Upon arrival, the family comes across Jewel’s long-lost father (Andy Garcia), in hiding with a group of other Spix’s Macaws. But things get worse when they realize their Amazonian habitat is under threat and the Blu and Jewel’s old nemesis Nigel (Jemaine Clement) is back for revenge. Other voices will be provided by Leslie Mann, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx, Rodrigo Santoro, Jake T. Austin, Tracy Morgan, Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Rita Moreno, Natalie Morales, will.i.am and Janelle Monae.

St. Vincent
Opens: April 11

A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door. The film stars Bill Murray, Naomi Watts, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, Terrence Howard and Nate Corddry.

Heaven Is For Real
Opens: April 16

Based on the book by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent, the film focuses on the story of a four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor (Greg Kinnear) who experienced heaven during emergency surgery. He talked about looking down to see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn’t know what to believe, but soon the evidence was clear. In heaven, Colton met his miscarried sister whom no one ever had told him about and his great-grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born. He shared impossible-to-know details about each. Colton went on to describe the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how “reaaally big” God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit “shoots down power” from heaven to help us. The cast includes Kelly Reilly and Thomas Haden Church.

Transcendence
Opens: April 18

Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is an artificial intelligence researcher who strives to create a machine that possesses sentience and collective intelligence. Extremists who oppose technological advancement target him, but their actions drive him toward his goal. Caster also wants to become part of the new technology, and his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and his best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), also researchers, question the wisdom of this drive. Caster’s goal to acquire knowledge becomes one to acquire power, and he seems to be unstoppable. The film also stars Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Cole Hauser, Lukas Haas and Clifton Collins, Jr.

Earth to Echo
Opens: April 25

When a group of young friends begin to receive bizarre encrypted messages on their cell phones, they embark on an incredible adventure to discover the meaning behind these communications. Soon enough, they realize that the messages they are receiving are from a mysterious being from another world – one who desperately needs their help. The cast prominently consists of unknowns.

The Other Woman
Opens: April 25

After discovering her boyfriend (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is married, a woman (Cameron Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he’s been cheating on (Leslie Mann), she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered (this time with model Kate Upton), all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on the serial adulterer. The cast also includes singer Nicki Minaj, Taylor Kinney (Chicago Fire) and veteran actor Don Johnson.

The Quiet Ones
Opens: April 25

A University physics professor (Jared Harris) assembles a team to help create a poltergeist. The film also stars Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel).

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

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:

7 PM:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets movie on HBO Family

7:30 PM:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie on ABC Family

8 PM:
When Calls the Heart on Hallmark (Reair)
Leverage on ION
The Fast and the Furious movie on Bravo
Tangled (animated) movie on Disney
The Incredibles (animated) movie on Encore
Star Trek movie on FX

8:30 PM:
The Cold Light of Day movie on Showtime

9 PM:
Hart of Dixie on The CW (NEW)
Burn Notice on ION
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie on Starz

10 PM:
Helix on Syfy (NEW – Finale)
Burn Notice on ION
Scandal on BET
Oz the Great and Powerful movie on Encore

Enjoy!

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:

TELEVISION

Actor Carmine Giovinazzo (CSI: NY) will have a recurring role on the USA Network drama Graceland when it returns this summer for its second season. He will play Sid Markham, the head of LAPD’s Gang Task Force. Sid is more mind than muscle and uses his intelligence and ability to read people as a way to build relationships and close cases; but that doesn’t mean he’s not prone to acts of violence here and there. Briggs (series regular Daniel Sunjata) grows close to him, seeing Sid as a helpful tool in taking down a cartel. (The Deadline Team)

Actress Perrey Reeves (Entourage) will have a recurring role on the USA Network drama Covert Affairs, playing Caitlin, the no-nonsense COO of Ryan McQuaid’s (actor Nicholas Bishop from Body of Proof) security company. (Andy Swift at TV Line and E! Online)

Actress Michelle Borth will be leaving the CBS remake Hawaii Five-0 at the end of this current season. (Michael Ausiello at TV Line)

BOX OFFICE TRAILER

Trailer: Words and Pictures (New Rom-Com with Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche)

ME: Does this mean we may finally start to see a return to REAL rom-coms at the box office or just a tease of what could be if the movie industry would actually relearn what rom-coms really are? Just my opinion!

Q&A SECTION (with Michael Ausiello at TV Line)

Question: Longtime reader, first time question. I’m a huge Scandal junkie and would love some scoop. —Kristen

Ausiello: This Thursday, we will meet the Grant teens, and the family dynamic is far from The Brady Bunch. “We had many happy years as a family, but they have been through a rocky road these last few years,” First Lady Bellamy Young previews. “You read ugly things about your parents in the paper and on the Internet, so yeah, we’ll meet them in a fraught moment. You can imagine teenagers in this situation and how they might react!” Of Lost alums Dylan Minnette and Madeline Carroll, Young raves, Scandal has “incredible, formidable actors who are so capable of carrying this complicated material” — and complicated it shall be. Notes the actress with a laugh, “It so humanizes Fitz and Mellie to see them try and parent! Nothing can undo you like your own teenagers.”

Question: I’m liking The Tomorrow People more and more, but its future isn’t looking too bright. Anything you can say to make me feel better about the odds of a second season? —Joseph

Ausiello: If the Season 1 finale turns out to be TTP‘s swan song, the show is going out with a bang… and a fair amount of nudity. According to exec producer Phil Klemmer, here’s a preview of what’s going down in the May 5 closer: “Someone will die. Someone will be stuck in limbo. The entire world might be ending or might not. [Robbie Amell] will be shirtless [and] will kick some very, very serious ass. Someone will lose his or her powers. A couple that we’ve never seen be intimate will become intimate. Someone will possibly lose their memory…. they’ll be turned into, like, a grotesque automaton version of their former selves.”

Question: Have anything good about Arrow? —KE

Ausiello: EP Marc Guggenheim told Matt Mitovich that next week’s episode is titled “Deathstroke” because it revolves around “the first huge move that Slade Wilson is going to make in his plan to exact revenge.” He also said that as the last episode leading into a brief spring break, it ends on a “bittersweet” — and “very messy” — note.

Question: Any chance we might see an NCIS episode featuring Gibbs and Tony undercover together? If not them, what about Tony taking McGee on his first undercover operation? —Julia

Ausiello: Asked about any such capers, show boss Gary Glasberg would only say, “There’s a bit of an undercover aspect to the McGee storyline with Delilah that’s coming up [on April 8]. We have some fun there.”

That’s it. Enjoy!

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