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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:
The Green Mile movie on Sundance

6:20 PM:
Dirty Dancing movie on VH1

6:30 PM:
The Incredibles (animated) movie on ABC Family
The Bourne Ultimatum movie on Syfy

7 PM:
Burlesque movie on Bravo

8 PM:
Da Vinci’s Demons on Starz (NEW)
A Christmas Detour movie on Hallmark Channel (DEBUT)
A Gift Wrapped Christmas movie on Lifetime (DEBUT)
Doctor Who on BBC America (Reair)
NCIS on USA Network
Pretty Woman movie on CMT
Marvel’s The Avengers movie on FX

9 PM:
Doctor Who on BBC America (NEW)
NCIS on USA Network
Wreck-It Ralph movie on ABC Family
Live Free and Die Hard movie on Syfy
The Breakfast Club movie on VH1

10 PM:
The Last Kingdom mini-series on BBC America (NEW)
The Returned on Sundance (NEW)
Da Vinci’s Demons on Starz (Reair)
NCIS on USA Network
Let It Snow movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Christmas in the City movie on Lifetime (Reair)

Enjoy!

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TV Ratings

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the major networks aired alternate programming from their usual primetime line-up.

Here is how the one lone Thursday night drama fared in the overall ratings:

10 PM Show:
Elementary (CBS) [NEW] – 5.3 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:

6:30 PM:
Two Weeks Notice movie on POP

7:15 PM:
Back to the Future III movie on VH1

7:45 PM:
The Hunger Games movie on ABC Family

8 PM:
Unforgettable on A&E (Season Premiere – Part 1)
Crown for Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel (DEBUT)
Avatar movie on FX
Dear Santa movie on Lifetime (Reair)
The Dark Knight Rises movie on TNT

9 PM:
Unforgettable on A&E (Season Premiere – Part 2)
The Terminator movie on BBC America
Pretty Woman movie on CMT
You’ve Got Mail movie on POP

10 PM:
A Princess for Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
All About Christmas Eve movie on Lifetime (Reair)

Enjoy!

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Happy Thanksgiving 2015

I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you enjoy the time with your friends and family over this long holiday weekend.

Please know that while I am obviously observing the holiday, the news waits for no man or woman, which means I will be posting occasionally over the weekend, bringing ratings results as they are released and other news items that come along over the next 4 days.

Please stay tuned and I hope you will visit as often as you can over the holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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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 September:

Chi-Raq
Opens: December 4

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago. This Spike Lee movie will star Angela Bassett, Nick Cannon, John Cusack, Jennifer Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes and D.B. Sweeney.

Christmas Eve
Opens: December 4

Hilarity, romance, and transcendence prevail after a power outage traps six different groups of New Yorkers inside elevators on Christmas Eve. The cast includes Gary Cole, Jon Heder, James Roday, Cheryl Hines and Patrick Stewart.

Life
Opens: December 4

The film is based on the friendship of Life photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson) and Hollywood actor James Dean (Dane DeHaan). The cast also includes Joel Edgerton and Sir Ben Kingsley.

MacBeth
Opens: December 4

Based on the classic William Shakespeare play with Michael Fassbender in the lead role. The film also stars Marion Cotillard and David Thewlis.

MI-5
Opens: December 4

When a terrorist (Elyes Gabel) escapes custody during a routine handover, Will Holloway (Kit Harington) must team with disgraced MI5 Intelligence Chief Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) to track him down before an imminent terrorist attack on London. The cast includes Tuppence Middleton, Lara Pulver, David Harewood and Jennifer Ehle.

The Lady in the Van
Opens: December 4

A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her car that’s parked in his driveway. The film stars Dominic Cooper, Maggie Smith, James Corden, Jim Broadbent, Frances de la Tour and Russell Tovey.

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Opens: December 4

Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel star as best friends who reflect on their lives while vacationing in the Swiss Alps, telling a story of the eternal struggle between age and youth, the past and the future, life and death, commitment and betrayal. The film also stars Paul Dano, Jane Fonda and Rachel Weisz.

In the Heart of the Seas
Opens: December 11

This historical adventure drama thriller is based on the 2000 non-fiction book by Nathaniel Philbrick about the sinking of the American whaling ship Essex in 1820 that inspired the tale of Moby Dick. The cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson and Michelle Fairley.

The Big Short
Opens: December 11

This film is based on the 2010 book of the same name by Michael Lewis that focuses on the financial crisis of 2007 through 2010 by the build-up of the housing and credit bubble. The film stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Opens: December 18

The much-anticipated film set approximately 30 years after the events of the classic film Return of the Jedi sees Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) returning with Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Glesson, Max von Sydow, Andy Serkis, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley joining the cast.

Concussion
Opens: December 25

This film focuses on the depiction of Dr. Bennet Omalu’s (Will Smith) race against time to publicize CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in American football players and games and the attempts by the NFL to deny the problem and to disparage Omalu. The film also stars Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Albert Brooks, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson, Eddie Marsan, David Morse, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Bitsie Tulloch, Arliss Howard, Richard T. Jones and Hill Harper.

Joy
Opens: December 25

The film follows Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence), a single mother of three children, through four generations as she builds her business empire after creating the Miracle Mop. The cast includes Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Elisabeth Rohm, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen and Donna Mills.

Point Break
Opens: December 25

Inspired by the classic 1991 hit, a young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. The film stars Edgar Ramirez, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Ray Winstone and Delroy Lindo.

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

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TV Ratings

It was a pretty quiet night on the major networks on the eve of Thanksgiving Day with only a few dramas airing new episodes.

Here is how those few Wednesday dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Show:
Rosewood (FOX) [NEW] – 4.6 million

9 PM Show:
Empire (FOX) [NEW] – 9.1 million

10 PM Show:
Code Black (CBS) [NEW] – 7.6 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 PM:
Ratatouille (animated) movie on ABC Family

6:25 PM:
The Breakfast Club movie on VH1

7 PM:
Saints & Strangers mini on Nat Geo (Encore – Part 1)
Despicable Me (animated) movie on FX
The Mummy movie on Spike

8 PM:
12 Gifts of Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel (DEBUT)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie on Encore
Runaway Bride movie on TMC

8:45 PM:
Planes (animated) movie on ABC Family

9 PM:
Saints & Strangers mini on Nat Geo (Encore – Part 2)
Ever After: A Cinderella Story movie on E!
Despicable 2 (animated) movie on FX
Back to the Future movie on VH1

10 PM:
Haven on Syfy (NEW)
Northpole movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
The Mummy Returns movie on Spike
Serendipity movie on TMC

10:02 PM:
Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow movie on Lifetime (Encore)

Enjoy!

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