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... NBC will not put its new hit The Blacklist in hibernation for the winter, like it did with Revolution last season. If you'll recall, when Revolution emerged from its cave this past spring it was all skin and bones, and the show's ratings plummeted as a result. NBC seems to have learned its lesson, and will air three episodes of the James Spade drama in January, starting on the 13th. However, the series will be on its own without its hefty current lead-in of The Voice, and then it will still be on hiatus over a month, so its ratings will be a stat to watch, provided you are a ratings nerd like me and have nothing better to do. How do you think The Blacklist will do without The Voice feeding it eyeballs? [THR]

... The Walking Dead's mid-season finale jumped up a bit in the ratings, grabbing 12.1 million viewers after the previous episode hit a season low with 11.29 million viewers (it aired on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, so slippage was expected). This is a sizable increase over last season's mid-season finale, which drew 10.48 viewers; that's the good news. The bad news is that the episode's viewership numbers were below the current season's average of 13 million viewers. The final three episodes were the lowest-rated of the season. The lesson here is simple: The Governor should have died in Season 3. [AMC via press release]

... When you think about Halle Berry, hulking men riding through the Alps on elephants come to mind—that's just the way she's positioned her career. And so it makes sense that Berry is teaming up with History to produce the miniseries Hannibal, based not on the cannibalistic shrink, but on the North African general whose military might made him a force way back before the calendars switched over from B.C. to A.D. The series will follow Hannibal through the Second Punic War between Carthage and Rome. [Variety]

... How I Met Your Mother's 200th episode will be told from the Mother's perspective, and it will be titled "How Your Mother Met Me." Look for it in January. [TV Line]

... Get your groans ready. NBC is developing an adaptation of the 2010 film The Wolfman, probably because The Wolfman has a werewolf in it. The idea is apparently to pair the project with Grimm on Fridays, just as NBC has paired Dracula with Grimm on Fridays this season. Dracula showrunner Daniel Knauf is also behind The Wolfman, so basically everyone involved in the whole operation is just selling out to dying trends in terrible ways. [Deadline Hollywood]

... And in other "no need to innovate" news, the Weinstein Company would love to have TV shows made out of its feature films Silver Linings Playbook, Sin City, and The Mist. If we keep remaking everything from the current generation, what will the next generation have to remake? [AV Club]

... This is just a super rumor right now, but The CW might be developing a live-action drama based on the Young Justice franchise. A young superhero series on The CW? No way! [Bleeding Cool]

... NBC might also be developing a miniseries based on Elliot Ness, the dude who couldn't be touched and who took on Al Capone. The eight-hour miniseries comes from the people behind NBC's live production of The Sound of Music, which makes tons of sense. [Deadline Hollywood]


CASTING NEWS

... Sleepy Hollow has cast Ichabod's dad! Alias's Victor Garber will play the senior Crane in an upcoming episode. No word on whether he'll appear in flashbacks from Ichabod's time or whether he was asleep in a hole in a ground and woke up in present day, too. [TV Line]

... Private Practice and Wings vet Tim Daly will appear in a multi-episode arc on TV Land's Hot In Cleveland. Nice knowing you, Tim. [Deadline Hollywood]

... ABC's midseason series Mind Games has added Vinnie Jones (The Cape) and Luis Guzman (Out of Sight; a statue on the campus of Greendale Community College) to its cast. The drama from Kyle Killen (Awake) and starring Steve Zahn and Christian Slater follows brothers who start an agency that helps clients employ the real-world sciences of manipulation and motivation. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show, Community) will join TNT's Major Crimes for a short stint. In two episodes beginning December 30, Warner will play a SIS supervisor brought in to protect Raydor's ward Rusty from his stalker. I trust you know what that all means. [TV Line]

... HBO's comedy pilot Brink has added a few faces to its cast. Pablo Schreiber—best known as The Wire's Nick Sobotka by last decade's TV elitists and Orange Is the New Black's Pornstache by this decade's TV elitists—has joined the black comedy about a nation on the cusp of World War III. He'll star alongside the previously cast Jack Black and Tim Robbins as a fighter pilot. Also joining the series are Workaholics' Maribeth Monroe and Dexter's Geoff Pierson. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Longtime New York weatherman Sam Champion is leaving Good Morning America and ABC News for the Weather Channel. He'll anchor a morning show early next year. And this wouldn't be a Sam Champion story without mentioning his greatest accomplishment: being the source of the name of pretty good indie rock band Sam Champion! [NY Daily News]


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AIRED ON 4/28/2016

Season 3 : Episode 20

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ahhh! Victor Garber will be awesome on Sleepy Hollow, can't wait.
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Mind Games makes me sick. Kyle Killen is a pig who cheats on his wife. Stop encouraging this loser.
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Mind Games sounds interesting~ I'm liking the names they've thrown in for the cast.
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I am no demographics expert or anything. But personally I have trouble seeing The Blacklist and The voice drawing similar viewers. It'd be like paring Americas next Top model and The Unit. I think the Blacklist will do just fine without the voice.
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I had the same thought Hockey; why would people watching the voice suddenly find the blacklist a must-see? Talk about chalk and cheese. I admit I do love the blacklist - it's an usual show and that's always a good thing in a sea of sameness and reruns.

However, Tom has to go - he's got so obvious now that a. the actor who plays him is just really bad at being a convincing bad guy in sheep's clothing. Or b. the character really is just that whiney and unconvincing. In which case why is an FBI agent, especially a profiler, falling for it - no one is that blinded by love....no one. So Tom must die and soon, preferably in a slow and painful way.

I'm also beginning to think that Red is Liz's father; I hope not, as it's so obvious. But his denial, with the long pause, catch in his voice and brief bottom lip tremble makes me think he hated lying to her but did it because of the threats of Hawkeye (Alan Alda).

Can't wait for it to come back!
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NBC might also be developing a miniseries based on Elliot Ness.... The eight-hour miniseries comes from the people behind NBC's live production of The Sound of Music, which makes tons of sense.

I've been sitting here trying to come up with a parody of Sean Connery's speech from The Untouchables to fit The Sound of Music, but I'm just not good enough. I can only get the last line: That's the Austria way.
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and chicago fire , Revolution ,Parenthood & Dracula
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My Shows are Almost Human , Sleepy Hollow, Blue Bloods, NCIS , NCIS LA, Person Of Interest , Hawaii Five 0, Arrow , The Originals , Vampire Diaries, Greys Anatomy ,Agents of shield , The Blacklist , The following , Bones, The tomorrow People, Sons of Anarchy, Elementary, Criminal Minds , Covert Affairs ,The Mentalist , Crazy ones , Revenge.

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I dont watch the voice and never will but I love The Blacklist and select shows I have picked on CBS NBC CW FOX & ABC.
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NBC should focus more on improving its shows writing, cast and most importantly marketing. As a network, it has MANY good shows but they are not HIT. (Remember the times of Friends? Seinfeld??) Pairing a show with the Voice doesn't really make the show more popular, it only delays the cancellation. Not saying that the Blacklist is not a great show but just that NBC doesn't seem to get it any more. The Voice at the moment is still popular and the strongest show on NBC. So far it has been overused and been treated as a blanket of safety for so many other shows. Smash for example, season 1 had solid ratings and season 2 even though some can argue it wasn't as great as the first, it was still really good. Definitely not worth the horrible ratings it received.
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NO! Leave The Mist alone! It's one of the very few Stephen King works to get a good adaptation.
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Good move NBC keeping the Blacklist hiatus brief. Can't think of a single show that hasn't shot itself in the foot going off the air for 3 months or more mid-season. Grimm I guess but that's an exception and it didn't help the show that's for sure. BL will be fine sans the Voice. Two completely different shows, I suppose some BL watchers happen to stick around or leave their TV on after the Voice is over but 90%+ of the BL watchers watch the show because they want to watch the Blacklist. I watch the Blacklist NOT the Voice!
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Better idea: season 3 of the cartoon. Maybe the CW will treat it better than CN did.
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Blacklist is getting better. This last episode was pretty good. It will survive.

Wolfman the movie was horrible save for Emily Blunt, mmm

Young Justice sounds bad. I can't stand any of the CWs teen dramas and I doubt I would be able to stand that as well. Artemis getting mad at Miss Martian for looking at her boyfriend weird might become grating. However if they can avoid that like the plague I would be all for it.
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"Get your groans ready. NBC is developing an adaptation of the 2010 film The Wolfman, probably because The Wolfman has a werewolf in it. The idea is apparently to pair the project with Grimm on Fridays, just as NBC has paired Dracula with Grimm on Fridays this season."

So is Dracula DOA (UOA?)?
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Can't understand why NBC would be planning this Wolfman thing since Dracula is awful (stopped watching after 2 episodes) and overall ratings have been well below 4 million. I don't know what the 18-49 demo ratings are at the moment, so that may be one reason NBC is keeping it going, if OK for them, but I expect a cancellation after the new year - at best a non-renewal. Why go with Wolfman under the same circumstances?
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Live action young justice? Cool
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CW doing young superhero show... how could this be?
-given enough time no one will want this stuff anymore, but for now we get stuck with some things, though i admit i am a fan of Arrow and SHIELD. But how much more superhero/vampire shows can possibly be made. If i want to check out vampires, maybe, though unlikely, I'll check out the Dusk to Dawn tv show they are making, where vampires are real vampires, not this kiddie/teen angst BS

Wienstien company, & NBC, Eliot Ness, give me a break, try something truly original, and I know true originality is dead, but take a idea and put a real good original spin on it.

Wolfman? UGH, shoot me now, the movie was not good as it was and come on, right after Grimm, which has the only good and entertaining version of a werewolf that deserves to be on tv. (I know some may argue teen wolf, but that is crap to me)

Walking Dead... eh, Governor died in the assault on the prison in the comics, but this show has changed from those, but still, he should of died last season.

More eventful new brief today, but still, nothing to really write home about. LOL
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If vampires and werewolves are dying trends (as I would really like to believe), please let the networks know because they obviously missed those memos. And add in zombies while you're at it. They don't need to vanish forever; a fifty-year moratorium should be plenty.
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I wonder if Victor Garber will be sporting his neckerchief from Web Therapy;)
James Spader is the only one that makes Blacklist a viewable proposition, whereas the sulkily entitled female lead pisses me off no end. NBC would air a channel test card to keep a market presence but fortunately it has a 'hit show' - that term isn't used enough by stations, will it catch on to lull viewer in...
Vampires, werewolves and zombies and increasingly superheroes dominate the screen. It's as if my coma from the last 40 years never happened.
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Dracula sucks, no pun intended, so if The Wolfman is like it then I don't expect much.

Silver Linings Playbook would be a horrible tv show, so would The Mist... they need ENDS, dragging it on would ruin it. Sin City could be fine but they'd have to do it more of an anthology where you tell one story, wrap it up, and start another.
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i do want young justice if they do it like arrow or the anamited series
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I'm glad that Blacklist isn't going on a long hiatus. It's too much fun to miss. Nice to see Victor Garber on series tv again. He may not be a brilliant actor, but he is always entertaining.

Not so sure we need 'The Wolfman' or 'Young Justice'. We already have Grimm, Once Upon a Time, (plus, the spinoff of OUaT), Agents of SHIELD, and ARROW. Of course, it could be worse. The networks could be planning ANOTHER talent(less) reality show.
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I pretend talent shows don't exist, it just helps keep that little bit of sanity I have left from leaving.
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Okay, for a moment I'm looking past these news about weird ideas and weirder remakes (note to coming generations: just lie back, watch all the good shows this generation has accomplished and maybe read a book in between – no need to take the effort and remake history as a farce yet again!) and praise the good decisions mentioned in this news post:
– Good decision, NBC! Thanks for not letting us crave Red over Christmas!
– Good casting, FOX! Even though Victor Garber is not the most creative choice for a father, I think he'll do a good job as Ichabod senior.
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