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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.

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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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TV Ratings

Last night’s programming options were pretty top-heavy with repeats, but there were still at least a few new episodes of Wednesday night dramas:

Here is how all Wednesday night shows fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Show:
Arrow (The CW) [NEW]- 2.6 million

9 PM Show:
The 100 (The CW) [NEW] – 2.3 million

10 PM Show:
Nashville (ABC) [NEW] – 5.1 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 PM:
Twister movie on ABC Family

7 PM:
Epic (animated) movie on HOB Family

7:30 PM:
Marley & Me movie on Fox Movie Channel

8 PM:
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland on ABC (NEW)
The Vampire Diaries on The CW (NEW)
Castle on TNT
X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie on FXX
Mystic Pizza movie on TV Guide Network

8:30 PM:
Twister movie on ABC Family

9 PM:
Reign on The CW (NEW)
The Red Road mini-series on Sundance (NEW)
Suits on USA Network (NEW)

9:01 PM:
Castle on TNT

10 PM:
Scandal on ABC (NEW)
Parenthood on NBC (NEW)
Vikings on History Channel (NEW)
Mission: Impossible movie on Cinemax
Moonrise Kingdom movie on HBO Signature
My Best Friend’s Wedding movie on TV Guide Network

10:02 PM:
Castle on TNT

Enjoy!

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Hey All,

TELEVISION

NBC has acquired the rights to the 12-episode action/comedy series Taxi Brooklyn that Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) and Jacky Ido (Inglourious Basterds) as well as Jennifer Esposito (Blue Bloods), Ally Walker (Profiler), James Colby (Person Of Interest), Bill Heck (Pan Am), Jose Zuniga (Body Of Proof) and Raul Casso (Blue Bloods). The series focuses on Detective Caitlyn “Cat” Sullivan (Leigh), who is determined to find the truth about the death of her father, an NYPD detective who was killed in the line of duty; but when her stubborn character and recklessness behind the wheel finds her demoted to foot patrol, she teams with the highly skilled and charming Marseille-born cabbie Leo Romba. Realizing Leo lied on his immigration form, Cat offers him a deal: in exchange for his driving prowess and taxi, she will help Leo with his papers situation. He becomes her personal driver and police consultant as they race through the streets of New York City solving cases. (Nancy Tartaglione at Deadline)

The A&E drama Those Who Kill that was pulled after only two episodes will get a second life (so to speak) on Lifetime Movie Network (LMN). The first two episodes will air this Sunday on the cable network at 8 and 9 PM followed by the third episode at 10 PM. The rest of the episodes will roll out on Sunday nights on LMN at 10 PM. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actress Amy Acker (Person of Interest and Angel) has landed a role on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. where she will play Audrey, the love of Phil Coulson’s (series lead Clark Gregg) life. A talented musician turning heads in Portland, Audrey believes Coulson to be dead and has no idea that he’s guarding her from a distance as a super-powered threat from her past re-emerges. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be back on ABC starting on April 1. (Natalie Abrams at TV Guide)

Actor Linus Roache (Law & Order and Vikings) will guest star in an upcoming episode of The Blacklist, playing the Kingmaker, an extremely dangerous and influential man with political ties around the world who manipulates democracy to his own ends and is an expert at political assassination. (Damian Holbrook at TV Guide)

Actor Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black) will have a recurring role in the upcoming El Rey Network series Matador that will chronicle the unlikely rise of Antonio “Matador” Bravo (Gabriel Luna), a popular soccer star who in reality uses his sports career for a cover as a skilled covert operative executing missions for a little-known branch of the CIA. Bruce will play Gabriel, a Lothario type DEA Agent. (The Deadline Team)

BOX OFFICE NEWS

Actor Sam Jaeger (Parenthood) has joined the cast of the upcoming Clint Eastwood flick American Sniper that will feature Bradley Cooper as decorated marksman Chris Kyle, whose memoir American Sniper: The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In U.S. Military History serves as the basis for the Warner Bros film. Jaeger will play Captain Martens, who welcomes Chris back to Iraq for his second tour of duty and is his commanding officer on his subsequent tour. (The Deadline Team)

Actor Jon Tenney (The Closer and the short-lived King & Maxwell) has joined the cast of the upcoming film adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel The Book Of Me that will tell the story of Dawson and Amanda, former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but the duo find the very same forces that drove them apart before live on. Tenney will play Harvey, father of Amanda (played as a teenager by Liana Liberato and as an adult by Michelle Monaghan). (The Deadline Team)

Q&A SECTION (with Natalie Abrams at TV Guide)

Question: When are we going to get Outlaw-Queen stuff from your Once Upon a Time talk with Lana Parrilla? — Sarah, via Twitter

Natalie: Soon, I promise! But the more pressing matter is Regina’s reunion with Robin Hood in Storybrooke. Even though the couple has a (forgotten) history, don’t expect a magical romance right off the bat. “She’s terrified. She’s afraid to open her heart and afraid to let love in,” Parilla says. “So many things have been taken away from her. … She doesn’t believe that… this love has the potential to be as deep and real as she dreamt.”

Question: Do you have any Orphan Black scoop on my favorite clone Alison? — Arianna

Natalie: Poor waspy Alison will be wracked with guilt over killing suspected monitor Aynsley. So, she’ll try to ease her mind by taking on an unusual project that requires her to flex a completely different muscle. Unfortunately, her new gig will put her in even more danger than before.

Question: When are we going to find out who the Clairvoyant is on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? — Taryn

Natalie: Though she wouldn’t confirm or deny my theory that the Clairvoyant is someone we already know, executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen promises the reveal is coming very soon. How soon? Well, the April 1 episode — which features the returns of Agents Hand (Saffron Burrows), Garrett (Bill Paxton), Sitwell (Maximiliano Hernández) and Blake (Titus Welliver) — is shaping up to be pretty super. I hear one of the returning faces is harboring a big secret and another will wind up on the wrong end of a battle with Deathlok.

Question: Please tell me you got more Sleepy Hollow scoop on Season 2! — Sandy

Natalie: I did, and I can tell you the new captain replacing the incarcerated Irving will not be an ally. “It’s somebody who is not in support of Abbie and Crane,” executive producer Len Wiseman says. “They’re going to find themselves in a tricky spot again with the department.” Speaking of bosses, War and Moloch won’t always be on the same side in Season 2.

That’s it. Enjoy!

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TV Ratings

For the most part it was a full night of programming on the major networks last night in terms of the dramas that air on Tuesday night airing new episodes (except for a couple of repeats).

Here is how the Tuesday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Shows:
NCIS (CBS) [NEW – Part 1 of 2] – 17.3 million
Glee (FOX) [NEW] – 2.7 million

9 PM Shows:
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) [NEW] – 15.5 million
Supernatural (The CW) [NEW] – 2.1 million

10 PM Shows:
Person of Interest (CBS) [NEW] – 12.3 million
Mind Games (ABC) [NEW] – 1.9 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:
Men in Black movie on Syfy

7:10 PM:
Monsters University (animated) movie on Starz

7:30 PM:
Iron Man 2 movie on FX
Burlesque movie on Oxygen

7:45 PM:
Life of Pi movie on Cinemax

8 PM:
Arrow on The CW (NEW)
When Calls the Heart on Hallmark (Reair)
Castle on TNT
16 Wishes movie on Disney
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves movie on Encore

9 PM:
The 100 on The CW (NEW)
Psych on USA Network (NEW – Series Finale)
Being Mary Jane on BET (Reair)
Da Vinci’s Demons on Starz (Reair)
Burn Notice on ION
Mrs. Doubtfire movie on CMT
A Good Day to Die Hard movie on HBO Signature

9:01 PM:
Castle on TNT

10 PM:
Nashville on ABC (NEW)
Psych After Pshow on USA Network (Special)
Strike Back: Origins on More Max (Reair)
Burn Notice on ION
The Perks of Being a Wallflower movie on TMC

10:01 PM:
Chicago P.D. on NBC (Reair)
Castle on TNT

Enjoy!

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:

TELEVISION

The History Channel has given a third season pick-up order to Vikings. (Press Release)

Fans of Teen Wolf have already lost cast members Crystal Reed and Max Carver (who played Allison and Aiden respectively) and now they will be losing one more: Daniel Sharman. But, this time around his character Isaac won’t be killed off. Daniel – much like Crystal – asked to leave the show, but requested that Isaac not be killed. Daniel apparently wants to give other projects a try, but hopes that he can have the opportunity to come back in the future. (Tierney Bricker at E! Online)

Actress Tessa Ferrer and actor Gaius Charles have not had their contracts picked up for their series regular roles on Grey’s Anatomy, which means they will not be back for the show’s upcoming fall season. It is also unclear if they will make any guest appearances in the future either. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Actress Betsy Brandt (The Michael J. Fox Show) has joined the cast of the upcoming straight-to-13-episode series ABC drama The Club that will focus on the upstairs/downstairs drama at a private country club. Brandt will play Leslie, the wife of one of the brothers who own the club who just ran off with their father’s trophy-wife stepmother after squandering the club’s finances, leaving behind his wife, who has a legal consulting practice, and their son. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actor Matthew Modine has joined the cast of the TNT drama pilot Proof, which is a supernatural medical drama to be executive produced by actress Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer). The pilot will center on Dr. Kathryn Russo (Jennifer Beals of Flashdance fame), a skeptical, hard-science, brilliant female surgeon with a caustic edge who has been struggling with the devastating loss of her teenage son and a growing estrangement from her surviving daughter. She is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences and hauntings. Modine will play Ivan Turing, a charming, eccentric, technology multi-billionaire facing a terminal cancer who is willing to apply all his resources to answering the question, is there anything beyond death? (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

BOX OFFICE TRAILER

Trailer: Hercules

That’s it. Enjoy!

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