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TV Ratings

It was a big night of programming on the major networks last night with all of the prime-time dramas airing new episodes except for FOX, which was airing the World Series.

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

8 PM Shows:
NCIS (CBS) [NEW] – 16.4 million
The Flash (The CW) [NEW] – 3.3 million

9 PM Shows:
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) [NEW] – 12.9 million
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) [NEW] – 3.8 million
iZombie (The CW) [NEW] – 1.5 million

10 PM Shows:
Chicago Fire (NBC) [NEW] – 7.8 million
Limitless (CBS) [NEW] – 7.6 million
Wicked City (ABC) [Series Debut] – 3.3 million

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

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Tis the Season for Love

The Hallmark Channel movie Tis the Season for Love will debut on November 1 at 8 PM.

Beth Baker (Sarah Lancaster from Chuck) is an out-of-work actress stuck in New York City without her friends at Christmas time. She decides to return home to the quaint small town she escaped 10 years before and finds a place far different than the hamlet she left. She suddenly finds performing possibilities and even romance that kind of blow her away. Will the holidays prove to be as magical for Beth as they appear, or is it doomed to disappear as quickly as it arrived for a lady who is ready to take chances she could never have imagined a decade before. Then again, this is the kind of thing that seems to happen during the Christmas season all the time.

The film also stars Brendan Penny (Motive).

Here is a trailer for Tis the Season for Love.

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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 November:

Brooklyn
Opens: November 6

Young Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) navigates her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of the USA, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. The cast includes Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters and Emily Bett Rickards.

Miss You Already
Opens: November 6

The film follows two best friends, Milly (Toni Collette) and Jess (Drew Barrymore), as they navigate life’s highs and lows. Inseparable since they were young girls, they can’t remember a time they didn’t share everything (secrets, clothes, even boyfriends), but nothing prepares them for the day Milly is hit with life-altering news. The film also stars Dominic Copper, Tyson Ritter (from the band All American Rejects) and Jacqueline Bisset.

Spectre
Opens: November 6

In the aftermath of Raoul Silva’s attack on MI6, a cryptic message sets in motion events that will see James Bond (Daniel Craig) come face-to-face with the sinister organization known as Spectre. While Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the newly appointed M, continues fighting political pressures that threaten the future of MI6, Bond discovers that the only way to unravel the web of conspiracy is to protect the innocent daughter of a powerful enemy. Following a trail from Mexico to Italy, Austria and Morocco, he is forced to operate outside his purview as he is drawn into a confrontation with an enemy from his past. The film also stars Lez Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista and Monica Bellucci.

Spotlight
Opens: November 6

The film is about The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team, the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative unit in the United States and their coverage of the Massachusetts Catholic sex abuse scandal, for which The Globe won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. The cast includes Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Brian d’Arcy, John Slattery, Live Schreiber, Jamey Sheridan, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup and Len Cariou.

The Outskirts
Opens: November 6

Two best friends, Mindy (Eden Sher from The Middle) and Jodi (Victoria Justice from Victorious and Eye Candy), plan to unite the outcasts of the school and start a social revolution to get their revenge from the high school’s alpha female Whitney (Claudia Lee from Hart of Dixie). The film also stars Ashley Rickards (Awkward), Avan Jogia (Twisted and Tut), Peyton List (Jessie), Frank Whaley and Ted McGinley.

The Peanuts Movie
Opens: November 6

Snoopy goes up against his nemesis the Red Baron, while Charlie Brown tries to win the affection of the Little Red-Haired Girl, who just moved to the neighborhood.

Trumbo
Opens: November 6

The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs in Communism. The film also stars Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Alan Tudyk and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje [among others].

Heist
Opens: November 13

The film centers on a father without the means to pay for his daughter’s medical treatment, who – as a last resort – partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino and the two hijack a bus full of hostages and things go awry. The cast includes Robert De Niro, Jeffry Dean Morgan, Kate Bosworth, Morris Chestnut, Dave Bautista, Gina Carano and D.B. Sweeney.

My All-American
Opens: November 13

Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittorck from American Horror Story) just wants to play football. After constantly being let down by big colleges he finally catches the eye of one coach. Steinmark heads to Austin where he gives his everything for the game he loves. The cast includes Sarah Bolger, Aaron Eckhart and Robin Tunney.

The 33
Opens: November 13

Here is a rundown of the movie based on the true story. Several people from Copiapó, Chile, work in the San José mine. The owner ignores the warnings of the failing stability of the mine, which collapses a short time later. The only path inside the mine is completely blocked, and the thirty three miners manage to get to the rescue chamber. They discover that the radio is useless, the medical kit is empty, the ventilation shafts lacked the required ladders, and there was very little stored food. Mario Sepulveda (Antonio Bandares) becomes the leader of the miners, dividing the food in rations and stopping the outbursts of violence or despair. The mine does not attempt any rescue, and the relatives of the miners gather around the gates. The government of Chile takes an active intervention, and orders the use of drills to reach the chamber. The first exploratory boreholes moved off-target, but a later one reached the required destination. The miners attached a note to announce their survival. They received new food, clothing and television communication with the surface, and a second bigger drill prepared a system to retrieve the miners one by one. The film also stars Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, Bob Gunton, Gabriel Byrne, Cote de Pablo and James Brolin.

Carol
Opens: November 20

In 1950s New York, an aspiring photographer (Rooney Mara) in her 20s working as a department-store clerk falls for an older, married woman (Cate Blanchett). The cast includes Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacey and Cory Michael Smith.

Legend
Opens: November 20

The film focuses on the life of Reggie Kray, as he seeks to control the psychotic tendencies of his twin, Ronald Kray (both played by Tom Hardy). The film also stars Emily Browning, Christopher Eccleston, Taron Egerton, Paul Bettany, Colin Morgan, David Thewlis and Chazz Palminteri.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
Opens: November 20

With the nation of Panem in a full-scale revolutionary war, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Cressida, (Natalie Dormer), Finnick (Sam Claflin) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the District 13 unit as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. This final film includes cast members Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Jena Malone, Willow Shields, Paula Malcomson, Wes Chatham, Mahershala Ali, Michelle Forbes, Meta Golding and Elden Henson [among others].

Creed
Opens: November 27

The son of Apollo Creed, Adonis Johnson Creed (Michael B. Jordan), travels to Philadelphia, where he meets Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and requests that the elder boxer train him. The film also stars Tessa Thompson, Graham McTavish and Phylicia Rashad.

I Saw the Light
Opens: November 27

The film revolves around country music singer Hank Williams’ (Tom Hiddleston) rise to fame and sudden death at the age of 29. The cast includes Elizabeth Olsen, David Krumholtz, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson and Cherry Jones.

The Danish Girl
Opens: November 27

In early 1920s Copenhagen, the illustrator and artist Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) asks her husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), to stand in for a female model. The popularity of the portraits leads to Gerda painting her husband in further pictures as a woman. Einar develops an attraction for a female physical appearance and begins living as a woman named Lili Elbe. Ultimately Elbe becomes the first ever recipient of male to female sex reassignment surgery, and Gerda supports her decision, although their marriage becomes strained when Gerda comes to the realization that Lili is no longer the person she married. A childhood friend of Lili, Hans Axgil (Matthias Schoenaerts), shows up and forms a complex love triangle with the couple. The film stars Ben Whishaw and Amber Heard.

The Good Dinosaur
Opens: November 27

In an alternate timeline in which Earth was never hit by an asteroid and dinosaurs never became extinct, a young Apatosaurus named Arlo (voiced by Raymond Ochoa) loses his father in a tragic accident. One day, Arlo falls into a river and gets knocked out by a rock, finding himself far away from his home. While trying to find a way back to the Clawed-Tooth Mountains, he befriends a human cave boy (voice by Jack Bright) that he names Spot. Other featured voices include Sam Elliott, Anna Paquin, A.J. Buckley, Steve Zahn, Jeffrey Wright and Frances McDormand.

Victor Frankenstein
Opens: November 27

Told from Igor’s (Daniel Radcliffe) perspective, it shows the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy), and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man who created the legend we know today. The two’s experiments eventually get them into trouble with the authorities and they are near to becoming fugitives as they complete their goals to use science to create life, with Frankenstein’s ultimate endgame of creating a man. The film also stars Jessica Brown Findlay and Mark Gatiss.

Movies coming out in December will be posted at the end of November.

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:

7:30 PM:
Fruitvale Station movie on TMC

8 PM:
Arrow on The CW (NEW)

9 PM:
Supernatural on The CW (NEW)

9:35 PM:
Guardians of the Galaxy movie on Starz

10 PM:
Nashville on ABC (NEW)
12 Years a Slave movie on Cinemax

Enjoy!

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TV Ratings

Last night was a big night on TV with CBS debuting the much-buzzed about series Supergirl as well as nearly all of the other Monday night dramas, except for Castle on ABC as the show is on a short break, returning with new episodes on November 9.

Here is how all of the Monday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Shows:
Gotham (FOX) [NEW] – 4.3 million
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW) [NEW] – 704,000 viewers

8:30 PM Show (Special Time):
Supergirl (CBS) [Series Debut] – 13 million

NOTE: Supergirl will move to 8 PM starting next week.

9 PM Shows:
Minority Report (FOX) [NEW] – 2 million
Jane the Virgin (The CW) [NEW] – 916,000 viewers

9:30 PM Show (Special Time):
Scorpion (CBS) [NEW – 90 minute episode) – 9.8 million

NOTE: Scorpion will return to 9 PM next week with a new episode of NCIS: Los Angeles airing at 10 PM.

10 PM Show:
Blindspot (NBC) [NEW] – 8.1 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:

7:15 PM:
Bridge Jones’s Diary movie on Starz

8 PM:
NCIS on CBS (NEW)
The Flash on The CW (NEW)
The Help movie on CMT

9 PM:
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC (NEW)
NCIS: New Orleans on CBS (NEW)

11 PM:
Finding Carter on MTV (NEW)

Enjoy!

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

On October 26, the fall finale of Switched at Birth will air on ABC Family at 8 PM while at 8:30 PM, the new drama Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist (Glee) in the lead role, will debut on CBS followed by a 90-minute episode of Scorpion at 9:30 PM.

NOTE: Supergirl will move to its regular timeslot at 8 PM on CBS.

The new ABC drama Wicked City will debut on October 27 at 10 PM, starring Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl) and Erika Christensen (Parenthood) [among others].

On October 30, Grimm will return for the start of its new season on NBC at 9 PM.

The new Starz thriller Ash vs Evil Dead, starring legendary Bruce Campbell in the lead role, will debut on October 31 at 9 PM.

Lastly, on November 1, The Librarians will return for its two-hour second season premiere on TNT at 8 PM and the new Hallmark Channel movie Tis the Season for Love will debut at 8 PM, starring Sarah Lancaster (Chuck) and Brendan Penny (Motive).

Mark your calendars!

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