As we all know, this is going to be a tough season for 'The Little Couple' (TLC, Tues. at 10:00 p.m. ET). Though they've finally completed their family with the adoption of baby Zoey, Jen is ill. In this week's episode, we learn what the diagnosis is. Although we've all read about it, it's not easy to hear.
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Final ratings for Monday, March 17, 2014.
"Dancing with the Stars" returned to its smallest spring premiere ratings ever, good enough to help ABC win Monday night among total viewers but finishing a distant second to "The Voice"-powered NBC.
For the night, NBC averaged a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 12.69 million viewers overall. ABC was second (2.3, 13.65 million), followed by CBS (1.8, 6.72 million), FOX (1.4, 4.79 million) and the CW (0.4, 1.08 million).
8 p.m. -- "The Voice" easily won the hour for NBC, 13.52 million viewers over the two hours. "Dancing" (2.6, 15.44 million) drew a bigger audience from 8 to 10, but continued to show its old age in its demographic ratings, and from 8-8:30 finished third behind CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" (2.9, 7.78 million, followed by a 2.2 demo rating and 7.21 million viewers for "2 Broke Girls"). FOX's "Bones" (1.4, 5.63 million) was fourth, followed by the CW's "Star-Crossed" (0.3, 1 million).
9 p.m. -- "The Voice" was first for the hour, and "Dancing" second, followed by CBS' "Mike & Molly"/"Mom" combo (1.8, 7.38 million), FOX's "The Following" (1.4, 3.95 million) and the CW's "The Tomorrow People" (0.4, 1.17 million).
10 p.m. -- After a week off for the premiere of "Believe," "The Blacklist" returned to win the hour for NBC (2.7, 10.97 million), followed by ABC's "Castle" (1.8, 9.99 million) and CBS' "Intelligence" (1.1, 5.3 million).
It's hard to be the father of a teenaged daughter, isn't it? Todd Chrisley of "Chrisley Knows Best" (USA, Tues. at 10:00 p.m. ET) is certainly feeling challenged by 16-year-old Savannah, who is embarking on a runway modeling career. The problem is that she has to wear the clothes given to her, which might show skin, like elbows and backs and stuff. I'm fairly sure most people wouldn't find the outfits she wears for her first runway show all that scandalous, but you be the judge. Watch the clip and weigh in. Too much?
It is the day fans have been asking for since 2004, and for many years, it was a day that I was sure would never happen.
In the decade since the first film was released, Brad Bird has probably answered the question about whether or not there would be an "Incredibles" sequel a hundred times, and each time, he's been very blunt. The problem was always coming up with a story that was worth telling again with those characters. It would be easy to crank out a dozen movies where we just spend time with Bob, Helen, Dash, Violet, and the deeply freaky Jack Jack, and I'm sure audiences would have been happy to watch those films.
But Brad Bird is not a guy who had a lot of patience for business as usual. Before "The Iron Giant," I knew Brad primarily from his work on "Family Dog" and as a screenwriter, and I got to know him as a film fan because he was a regular at Dave's Video. Talking to him about the business twenty years ago, he already had a fairly healthy sense of disgust towards the calculated business side of things, and it was obvious that for him, story and character are everything. He wants to tell good stories. He wants to make things that connect with people on some real level. He is not the guy you go to if you want someone to churn out indifferent product to satisfy the stockholders.
After breaking through with”Torches’” hit “Pumped Up Kicks,” the most uplifting infectious song ever about a serial killer, Foster the People returns three years later with its second album, “Supermodel.”
Fox hip-hop drama “Empire” snags Macy Gray
The R&B star will have a recurring role on the Lee Daniels series.
Aaron Paul is apparently interested in joining “Sons of Anarchy”
Creator Kurt Sutter had the former “Breaking Bad” star in mind for a key final season role. And apparently Paul is interested in “making serious stuff happen."
"Grey's Anatomy" bringing back "Private Practice's" Caterina Scorsone
Derek Shepherd’s younger neurosurgeon sister will return to “Grey’s” at the beginning of May and will remain on the show for the rest of the season.
Judge allows Kim & Kanye to sue YouTube’s co-founder over his leaked proposal video
YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley’s posting of the video, despite a confidentiality agreement, meant that E!’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” didn’t get an exclusive on the proposal at San Francisco’s AT&T Park.
CBS delays “Taxi-22,” James Gandolfini's "passion project"
CBS picked up the project in January, but the network has been having trouble casting its lead.
The first part of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" season reunion is never all that fiery. The ladies have just arrived, they're still thinking about how pretty they look in their big girl clothes, and no one's been drinking (actually, can't rule that one out entirely). But the cracks start showing in the women's composure once Andy starts poking them with a stick, and soon we get a good idea of who will be going for the throat, who will sit meekly on the sidelines, and who will emerge the queen bee.
“Breaking Bad’s” Betsy Brandt joins “Masters of Sex”
“The Michael J. Fox Show” star will play William Masters’ new secretary.
“Nathan For You” returns June 24 -- will the season premiere feature the "Dumb Starbucks" prank?
Nathan Fielder announced his Comedy Central show's 2nd season will air this summer.
“HIMYM” cast members reunited with their spouses
Last night’s episode featured cameos by Taran Killam, Alexis Denisof and David Burtka, the significant others of Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan and Neil Patrick Harris, respectively. PLUS: Hannigan is tossing out her “Buffy” jean overalls.
“Game of Thrones’” Stark children look older on “Today”
Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Isaac Hempstead-Wright previewed the new season this morning. PLUS: How to dress like King Joffrey.
Watch a preview of Drew Carey and Craig Ferguson’s job-swap
Carey will host “The Late Late Show” and Ferguson will host “The Price is Right” on April Fool’s Day.
“Da Vinci’s Demons” releases naked cast pics with Da Vinci’s drawings projected on bodies
Check out the cast wearing nothing but Leonardo da Vinci’s work.
“Party of Five’s” Michael A. Goorjian lands on “Covert Affairs”
He’ll guest-star as an ex-soldier whom Annie investigates.
DirecTV’s “Rogue” gets a Season 2 premiere date
The Thandie Newton-Cole Hauser series returns May 28.
“Jeopardy!’s” Arthur Chu now acting on stage
He’s part of a play, portraying a “dumb redneck.”
E!/NFL star Eric Decker welcomes a daughter
The "Eric & Jessie: Game On” stars welcomed their first child on Tuesday.
TLC will catch up with “Kate Plus 8”
Kate Gosselin in her kids are getting their own one-hour special in June.
“Teen Wolf” star: It was tough being a 29-year-old playing a 17-year-old
Read an interview about last night’s episode. PLUS: MTV created a special "Teen Wolf" website.
Erin Andrews quickly established herself as “Dancing” co-host
The former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant showed “no-nonsense strength” in her debut last night. PLUS: Ranking the contestants, and watch Billy Dee Williams’ “Star Wars”-themed dance with R2D2.
“The Following” shocker, explained
Last night’s episode had been in the works since last season.
“Dancing” ratings tumble
Last night’s premiere attracted 15 million, compared to 16 million last fall and 17 million last spring.
Watch Sarah Palin’s “Amazing America” trailer
The former Alaska governor is starring in a new TV series on the Sportsman Channel, debuting April 3.
“Mad Men’s” Jay R. Ferguson lands a CBS comedy pilot
“Stan Rizzo” is joining “Saved the Date."
“Peanuts” gets a 3-D makeover for the big screen
Check out the CGI Charlie Brown from producer Paul Feig.
Franka Potente joins “The Bridge”
The German actress will appear in a multi-episode arc.
Kermit the Frog & Jimmy Fallon sing a duet of “It’s Not Easy Being Green”
Kermit also talked to Jimmy about being licked by Tina Fey.
So remember that time last week when Dan and I were able to record an entire Firewall & Iceberg show in the same room? Well, we had so much fun that I extended my stay in LA indefinitely to record another one! Or else we just changed shirts and recorded another one only minutes later! Or some other solution to the mystery that is us!
Whenever it was recorded, Dan and I review the CW's "The 100" and HBO's "Doll & Em," tease the new season of "Game of Thrones," and answer questions on a variety of subjects, including the current state of "Parks and Recreation."
As always, you can send us questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. There's also now a YouTube channel where you can subscribe to all upcoming Firewall & Iceberg videos, at https://www.youtube.com/show/firewalliceberg.
Dom Hemingway just got out of jail. Dom wants what he's owed. That may turn out to be a tall order.
If you ever find yourself watching "Survivor" and rolling your eyes at the general whininess of the contestants, try tuning in to Discovery's "Naked and Afraid" (Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET). You will not find the survivalists on this show whiny. Crazy, maybe, but not whiny. Never, ever whiny.