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LEGEN...........................DARY RATINGS

... How I Met Your Mother went out on a high note, as long as you ignore all the disappointment with the actual episode (read Kaitlin's review here). The series hit a personal high with 12.94 million viewers and a 5.3 rating in the 18-49 demo, meaning a record number of people tuned in to see that final, controversial twist. [CBS via press release]


BUSINESS TIME

... Netflix has sniffed out a new original series with Narcos, a drama about Colombian drug king Pablo Escobar and his Medellin Cartel that terrorized South America in the 1970s and 1980s (and made lots of people in Miami really happy around that time, too). Finally, Vinnie Chase's dream came true! Well, sorta. This isn't the Entourage take on Escobar; the project comes from director Jose Padilha (the new Robocop) and will star Brazil's Wagner Moura (Elite Squad) as the drug lord. Netflix has ordered 10 episodes for a 2015 release. This already becomes one of the most anticipated shows of next year. [Netflix via press release]

... Esquire Network woke up this morning, waxed its chest, threw on some body spray, and renewed Friday Night Tykes for a second season. The documentary series has raised eyebrows with its look inside the world of youth football and kids knocking the crap out of each other while parents scream for more. There's no word yet on when Season 2 will air. [Esquire Network via press release]

... HBO is marathoning the first three seasons of Game of Thrones TWICE this weekend on HBO2, starting Friday at 9am. That's 60 hours of the Wild World of Westeros leading up to the Season 4 premiere on HBO this Sunday, April 6 at 9pm. You know what to do to prepare: Acquire a potty bucket and a family-sized bag of Pizza Rolls. HBO is also launching a sweet Game of Thrones viewers' guide with exclusive post-episode features, a cool interactive map of the Game of Thrones world, and in-depth character profiles. It's much better than the shoebox diorama I'm working on. [HBO via press release]

... Just a week ago, Netflix dropped 24 from its streaming service. "DAMN IT!" said Jack Bauer. But Amazon Prime has swooped in and picked it up, and will be the exclusive streaming host for all eight seasons of the action drama. It's a smart move for Amazon as the upcoming 24 miniseries, 24: Live Another Day, premieres Monday, May 5 on Fox. [Amazon via press release]

... A&E has ordered the reality series The Herbert Brothers because A&E will try anything. The Herbert Brothers follows... the five Herbert brothers; they're a set of siblings in the advertising industry who found fame via a fan-made Super Bowl commercial that won a Doritos contest. A&E has ordered eight half-hour episodes with a target date of summer 2014. [A&E via press release]

... Discovery is taking the survival show to the next level with Survival Live, a series that will drop eight contestants into the wilderness and follow them Big Brother-style. There will be two episodes per week—one live, one pre-recorded—with the option for viewers to follow them live on the web-ernets. Survivors will also be able to interact with viewers online and request help in the form of phone calls or supplies. [THR]

... HBO is developing Women in Space, a comedy from Al Gore's daughter Kristin Gore. The series would follow a group of women who attempt to colonize another planet. Women as astronauts is almost an official comedy trend, as NBC has a pilot called Mission Control that stars Krysten Ritter as a female astronaut. Just one more show about women in space and then I can write a thinkpiece. C'mon Hollywood! [Deadline Hollywood]

... Lifetime's sequel to its campy TV film Flowers in the Attic has a premiere date. Petals in the Wind will premiere on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. Get the family together to celebrate incest and mental abuse! [Variety]

... The final two episodes of Rake, the Fox drama starring Greg Kinnear as a grumpy lawyer, will air this Saturday, likely from 8-10pm. The series is being burned off after a disappointing first season saw it moved from Thursdays to Fridays and now to Saturdays. [Variety]

... DirecTV has ordered its first original comedy series with Things You Shouldn't Say After Midnight, based on Peter Ackerman's play of the same name. The satellite provider has ordered 10 episodes of the show, which takes place during a single 12-hour span between dusk and dawn and examines the relationships between various Los Angelenos. [THR]

... BBC America hasn't debuted The Musketeers yet, but it's okayed a second season nonetheless. The series has already debuted over in jolly England on BBC One; BBC ordered a second season, so BBC America said, "Sure, we'll take another round too." The series about the famous French swordsmen will make its Stateside debut on June 22. [Deadline Hollywood]


CASTING NEWS

... Brooklyn Nine-Nine has promoted a few of its cast members for Season 2. Joel McKinnon Miller and Dirk Blocker, also known as old guys Detective Hitchcock and Detective Scully, will move up on the pay scale to series regular status. Given that they're two of the funnier characters on the show, I approve! [Deadline Hollywood]

... Once Upon a Time in Wonderland may not have found its happily ever after, but Wonderland actor Michael Socha still might. Socha, who played the Knave of Hearts on the Once Upon a Time spin-off, will move on over to the mothership if it gets renewed for another season (it will). [EW]

... Franklin & Bash casting news! Wait, wait, wait! Don't go... aww man. Well I will just talk to myself then. George Wendt (Cheers) and Kurt Fuller (Supernatural, Psych) will guest-star on the TNT bro-medy in the same episode. Wendt will play a health inspector, and Fuller will play a restaurateur. [TVGuide.com]

... FX's The Bridge is keeping it in the family by bringing on Demian Bichir's brother Bruno for a guest arc. Bruno will play a wealthy Mexican businessman who gets entangled with Marco (Demian) and is expected to appear in multiple episodes. [TVGuide.com]

... Vanilla Ice will guest-star on Travel Channel's Toy Hunter tomorrow night. So, that's what 'Nilla has been up to. ANYTHING. [Travel Channel via press release]


Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 3/31/2014

Season 9 : Episode 24

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I love Scully and Hitchcock! :D
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How exactly are those guys funny. I think they're two of the most stupidest characters on TV, I was completely shocked by the decision of promoting them to series regulars. They represent all that's wrong with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, IMHO. The rest of the guys are super-cool, but these two are messed up badly.
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First period was meant to be a question mark, fyi. Sorry for the typo.
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Well at least V-Ice is doing something rather than continually rapping "Ninja Rap" in his basement to a sold out stuffed animal audience like how my mind pictures him


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Why would Netflix drop 24? With the mini series coming up, interest in the show is going to ramp up, and that means potential new subscribers looking to the service as an easy means of binging on the show. I don't understand this decision.
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How many failed shows did I start watching this year? Booooooo, Network execs! Mind Games and Rake both seemed doomed to failure from the outset, which was maybe why I was drawn to them in the first place.
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excuse me, but it turns out 'Nilla has some sort of home improvement show on HGTV!
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I'll take my space-based shows as I can... even if it's a SitCom

I really enjoyed Defying Gravity, for all of its faults it was a decent show. Alas that was the last space-based show in a while.
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Hitchcock and Scully as series regulars? I can dig it!

Man, I don't know when the last time I seen George Wendt was. I hope they call his character "Norman" on F&B.

Anyone know if Amazon Prime is free? I can't get to my 24 box sets and promised the girlfriend a marathon when it was on Netflix before the mini series airs.
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Amazon Prime costs some annual fee, it's not too much though. Considering it combines access to a subset of their Streaming service and deals on shipping it's a decent bargain. I think the price just went up for 80-100 USD / year, or is increasnig soon.

I THINK there's usually a free month trial. You can give that a try.
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I'm not surprised at the ratings thing. Every one expected something from this episode that the show runners did NOT give us.

But omg, yay! The Musketeers is awesome. So glad they're getting a S2.
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They are lucky it's the final episode because if it wasn't the ratings would drop now
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Poor George Wendt, he used to have an actual career, then success played an ugly twist and his success became his downfall, so now he only plays guest spots on rare occasion. Kurt Fuller is awesome all the time though, but F&B was such a misfire last season, and now they've lost a main cast member, I can't imagine it'll ever return to season 1 quality, and season 1 wasn't all THAT.
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I miss Woody :-(

I do enjoy watching Kurt Fuller in everything he does, such a great actor.
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Which main cast member??
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Kumail Nanjiani, but actually I just found out they're also losing Dana Davis who played Carmen. (The show also lost Heather Locklear, but that's not bad as her character was not a good addition.)
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Hmmm, not a major blow there...but Carmen was awesome in it and kinda vital to me...much like Kalinda in The Good Wife...sorta...
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Davis had potential to be the best thing about the show. Good riddance to Nanjani though. Could not stand his whiny character at all and he really served no purpose other than that.

I think these constant cast changes are indicative of the fact this show doesn't seem to know what to do with itself, if that makes any sense. It's similar to the various girlfriends on the show that seem to just be let go or disappear after a bit. It's seemingly a show mainly about legal silliness with no real focus or purpose otherwise.
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More Hitchcock & Scully yes!!!!!
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Brilliant Entourage reference!
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It is actually still less than MASH's final episode... Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen-- with over 100 million viewers!
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HIMYM wasn't M*A*S*H--not even close...
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my point was legendary seems to be a bit strong of a word for a 12.5 or 13.3 million viewer episode.
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And not in ratings either.
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You can also watch Game of Thrones via Comcast On Demand thru April 6 plus some other premium shows I do not normally get, so hooray!

Rake is a better show than ratings would have you believe. It's not the greatest, but certainly better than other FOX offerings. It's too bad it did not do better.
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Rake hasn't wow'ed me, but it's not a bad show. I'd probably be more into it if I didn't have some other stuff going on those nights.
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Um its actually 13.13 million viewers and 5.4 A18-49
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Well damn, maybe CBS will renew it after all. ;-)

(the sarcastic joke is that 1% more ratings don't really matter one way or the other.)
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So, Colombian story, Brazilian director and actor... any clue about the language this show is going to speak?

I gave up on Franklin & Bash when I noticed that the cast of Project Runway was more interesting.
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Interesting news about Kurt Fuller guest starring on Franklin & Bash. But will he be goofy like Woody from Psych or serious like Zachariah from Supernatural?
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I quit OUATIW after the first episode but I did actually like the knave of hearts so good for him / will look forward to it. the brit additions like hook and pan have been some of the strongest actors and characters IMO.
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CG bugged me in that pilot. Ugh.
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Same, the only think I enjoyed about the pilot was the knave, given he will move to the mothership, almost makes me want to give OUATiW another chance.
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I saw this earlier today, thought it was a April fools joke. I am ok with it if it's tur for the 6 or so episodes i stuck it out with wonderland he was my favorite character. And the first episode had him in Storybrook anyway so they can easily work him in
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