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TV Ratings

Here are the ratings for the primetime dramas that aired new episodes on the major networks this past weekend.

SATURDAY:

8 PM Show:
Ransom (CBS) [NEW] – 3.3 million

SUNDAY:

8 PM Show:
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) [NEW] – 11.2 million

9 PM Show:
Madam Secretary (CBS) [NEW] – 8.6 million

10 PM Show:
Elementary (CBS) [NEW] – 5.4 million

What did you watch on TV over the weekend? 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:

4:30 PM:
Avatar movie on FX

5:45 PM:
Creed movie on EPIX

7 PM:
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Castle on TNT

8 PM:
Supergirl on The CW (NEW)
Shadowhunters on Freeform (NEW)
Back to the Future movie on AMC
All Things Valentine movie on Hallmark Channel
Taken movie on Lifetime
Legally Blonde movie on POP

9 PM:
Jane the Virgin on The CW (NEW)
Beyond on Freeform (NEW)
Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
True Lies movie on Starz

10 PM:
Timeless on NBC (NEW)
Shadowhunters on Freeform (Encore)
Six on Lifetime (Reair)
Scorpion on CBS (Reair)

10:01 PM:
Quantico on ABC (NEW)

Enjoy!

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week, but first congrats to all of the SAG Award winners!! Now on to the news:

CASTING NEWS

Actor Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey and The Good Wife) has joined the cast of the second season of The Crown, which streams on Netflix. He will portray play Antony Armstrong-Jones, a society photographer and filmmaker who was married to Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth’s sister, from 1960 to 1978. (Vulture)

Actor Darren Criss (Glee) will play the villain Music Meister in the crossover episode of The Flash and Supergirl. (Entertainment Weekly)

Actor Nolan Gerard Funk (Arrow and Awkward) has landed a recurring role in the upcoming straight-to-series Starz drama Counterpart in Counterpart, that tells of the story of Howard Silk (actor JK Simmons), a lowly cog in a bureaucratic agency, who discovers that the agency he works for is really guarding a crossing into a parallel dimension. Funk will play Angel Eyes, a mysterious guest who has been sent to our world from the other side with deadly purpose. (Deadline)

Actress Melora Hardin (Transparent) will appear in The Blacklist, playing Isabella Stone, who is described as a socialite by day, character assassin by night, who is ruthless when it comes to taking out targets and uses methods including scandal, public humiliation, extortion and theft. (Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide)

RENEWAL NEWS

TNT has renewed The Librarians for season 4. (The Hollywood Reporter)

That’s it. Enjoy!

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training-day

On February 2, the debut of the small screen adaptation of Training Day will air on CBS at 10 PM.

Detective Frank Rourke (film actor Bill Paxton) is the maverick head of the Special Investigation Section that hunts the city’s most dangerous criminals, and one of the finest investigators the department has ever produced. But, when the LAPD brass notices Rourke’s penchant for operating in a gray area to fight the war on crime, they assign Kyle Craig (relative newcomer Justin Cornwell), a heroic, untarnished cop, to pose as Frank’s trainee to spy on him and report on his off-book methods.

The members of Frank’s loyal team include Rebecca Lee (Katrina Law from Arrow), a formidable officer with killer aim and a dark past, and Tommy Campbell (Drew Van Acker from Pretty Little Liars and Devious Maids), a former pro surfer who follows Frank’s orders without hesitation. The team’s cases find Frank and Kyle often crossing paths with Detective Valeria Chavez (Christina Vidal from Code Black), one of the LAPD’s top investigators. Providing Frank with intel is his girlfriend, Holly Butler (Julie Benz from Dexter and Angel), a well-connected, unapologetic Hollywood madam.

While LAPD Deputy Chief Joy Lockhart (Marianne Jean-Baptiste from Blindspot and Without a Trace) coolly puts Kyle in danger in her mission to take down Frank, Kyle’s schoolteacher wife, Alyse (Lex Scott Davis from the made-for-TV movie Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart), worries her husband’s resolve to avenge the murder of his father, a cop, may be his undoing.

Here is a trailer for Training Day:

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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:

5 PM:
The Help movie on TNT

5:30 PM:
The Last of the Mohicans movie on BBC America

6 PM:
Despicable Me 2 (animated) movie on FXX

6:10 PM:
Blue Crush movie on TMC

7 PM:
Valentine Ever After movie on Hallmark Channel
White Collar on ION

8 PM:
NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS (NEW)
Mercy Street on PBS (NEW)
Nashville on CMT (Encore)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot movie on EPIX
White Collar on ION

9 PM:
Victoria on Masterpiece on PBS (NEW)
Anything for Love movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
White Collar on ION

10 PM:
Conviction on ABC (NEW – Finale)
Berlin Station on EPIX (Reair)
White Collar on ION

Enjoy!

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TV Ratings

It was a pretty full night of programming on the major networks except for CBS airing repeats of their Friday night dramas.

Here is how the Friday night dramas that aired new episodes fared in the overall ratings last night:

8 PM Shows:
Grimm (NBC) [NEW] – 4.2 million
Rosewood (FOX) [NEW] – 2.8 million
The Vampire Diaries (The CW) [NEW] – 959,000 viewers

9 PM Shows:
Emerald City (NBC) [NEW] – 2.7 million
Sleepy Hollow (FOX) [NEW] – 2.2 million
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW) [NEW] – 595,000 viewers

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

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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 February:

The Comedian
Opens: February 3

Jackie (Robert DeNiro) is a comic icon, attempting to reinvent himself despite his audience only wanting to know him as a television character he played earlier in his career. After accosting an audience member, Jackie is sentenced to community service where he meets Harmony (Leslie Mann). The film also stars Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Cloris Leachman, Patti LuPone, Harvey Keitel and Billy Crystal.

The Space Between Us
Opens: February 3

In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet – never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield) – an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa (Britt Robertson). When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he’s eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars – from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere. Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team of scientists and joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe. The cast includes Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino, B.D. Wong and Janet Montgomery.

A United Kingdom
Opens: February 10

The film, based on a true story, focuses on Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), who is the Prince of Bechuanaland (now Botswana). In 1948 he meets and falls in love with London office worker Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike). But their interracial relationship is not approved of by either of their families, nor by the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth must defy family, apartheid and the British Empire to return from an imposed exile to their African kingdom, and assume power after independence. The cast includes Jack Davenport, Tom Felton and Laura Carmichael.

John Wick, Chapter 2
Opens: February 10

Legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome, where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers. The cast includes Common, Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Bridget Moynahan, Lance Reddick and Thomas Sadoski.

The Lego Batman Movie
Opens: February 10

Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) goes on a personal journey to find himself and learn the importance of teamwork and friendship in hopes to save Gotham City from a hostile takeover set by The Joker (voice by Zach Galifianakis). Other voices will be provided by Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Mariah Carey and Jenny Slate.

Patient Zero
Opens: February 17

After a pandemic outbreak, a mutated form of rabies results in most humans being turned into a highly intelligent new species known as “The Infected”: a human survivor, Morgan (Matt Smith), with the ability to talk with the “infected,” investigates these species and pursues “Patient Zero” to find an antidote to save humanity, including his infected wife. Aiding Morgan on the mission to find Patient Zero is CDC virologist Dr. Gina Rose (Natalie Dormer), leading the scientific research efforts, while Colonel Knox (Clive Standen) is in charge of the military front. The film also stars Stanely Tucci.

Bitter Harvest
Opens: February 24

The film follows two lovers (Max Irons and Samantha Barks) struggling to survive the Holodomor Soviet regime forced famine with their Cossack grain farmer families. The cast also includes Barry Pepper.

Rock Dog
Opens: February 24

In this animated film, Bodi, a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff (voice by Luke Wilson), is expected to become the next village guard to a group of fun-loving, country-side sheep, but fears he doesn’t have the passion to assume the role from his dad, Khampa (voiced by J.K. Simmons). Everything changes when a radio literally falls out of the sky and Bodi hears a song by rock legend Angus Scattergood (voiced by Eddie Izzard), opening his heart to a musical world he must explore. Leaving home to chase his destiny in the big city, Bodi attracts the attention of Khampa’s nemesis, Linnux (voiced by Lewis Black). Leader of a hungry wolf pack, Linnux believes that Bodi is his ticket back into the village and closer to delicious sheep. It is up to Bodi to save his family and friends from harm without giving up his newfound dream. Other voices will be provided by Kenan Thompson, Mae Whitman, Jorge Garcia, Matt Dillon and Sam Elliott.

Tulip Fever
Opens: February 24

Set in the Netherlands in the early 17th century, during the period of the tulip mania, an artist (Dane DeHaan) falls for a married young woman (Alicia Vikander) while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait by her husband (Christoph Waltz). The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together. The film also stars Dame Judi Dench, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger, Matthew Morrison, Cara Delevingne, Tom Hollander, Kevin McKidd and Davie Harewood.

Movies coming out in March will be posted at the end of February.

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