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<p>Debra Messing in &quot;The Mysteries of Laura.&quot;</p>

Debra Messing in "The Mysteries of Laura."

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Series premiere talkback: 'The Mysteries of Laura' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new NBC cop drama?

On Monday, I posted my review of NBC's "The Mysteries of Laura." Now it's your turn. For those who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Did you find it funny or grating? Do you have any idea yet how Debra Messing can possibly be both a cop and a mom? Were you engaged by the mystery, or too busy wondering why NYPD detectives were so busy investigating a case in Westchester? Do you have an impulse to go shopping at Laura's preferred big box store? And will you watch again? Or would you just rather listen to Linda Holmes' "CopMom MomCop" theme song?

Have at it.

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Series premiere talkback: 'Red Band Society' - 'Pilot'
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Series premiere talkback: 'Red Band Society' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of FOX's new teen hospital drama?

I've already published my review of "Red Band Society." Now it's your turn. For those who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Too much "Glee" in a hospital, or not enough? Did you like the narration, or did you want Coma Boy to pipe down? Did any of the characters pop for you? Did your prior feelings for Coldplay enhance or detract from the final sequence? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

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<p>Derrick of &quot;Big Brother&quot;</p>

Derrick of "Big Brother"

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Recap: 'Big Brother' Wednesday - Eviction reveals the Final 3

Did Victoria, Beast Mode or Cody join Julie Chen on Wednesday?

As much as I hated the BB Rewind twist, I was perfectly content with the way things went down on Tuesday night's "Big Brother," with both the elimination and with the results of the Head of Household competition. 

It may not have been a great "Big Brother" season, but surely it's all coming around to a satisfying end, right?

Click through and follow along in case things somehow go pear-shaped because this is "Big Brother" and ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.

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Aaron Sorkin didn’t know how 'The Newsroom' would end when he began writing the final season
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Aaron Sorkin didn’t know how 'The Newsroom' would end when he began writing the final season

'Godzilla' movie has a 'Breaking Bad' easter egg

Aaron Sorkin didn’t know how “The Newsroom” would end when he began writing the final season
"For most of the time, I didn’t know how the show was going to end,” he says. "I would have small images of what I wanted to see. But the closer I got to the end of the season in terms of writing, the more I was able to see the end of the season finale. Once we got there, it happened more easily than I thought it was going to.”


“Godzilla” movie has a “Breaking Bad” easter egg
For a split second in the opening credits, you can see Walter White’s name. PLUS: Retired 84-year-olds take a “Breaking Bad” tour.


“Glee” bringing back NeNe Leakes for the final season
Coach Roz Washington will return to McKinley High.


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<p>Orlando Jones</p>

Orlando Jones

'Sleepy Hollow' star Orlando Jones on Captain Irving's legal woes and interacting with fans

How has this season's added work load changed things for 'Sleepy Hollow'?

I don't want to jinx anything, but HitFix's video studio is becoming like the West Coast Campus for "Sleepy Hollow." 

In June, Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie stopped by our offices for a look back at the first season of their FOX hit and a tease of the early start for production on Season 2.

This past week, we hosted Orlando Jones, who plays Captain Frank Irving on the history-tweaking, supernatural-fueled action-dramedy.

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<p>The &quot;New Girl&quot; Season 4 premiere</p>

The "New Girl" Season 4 premiere

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Ratings Analysis: 'New Girl' up from spring, 'Mindy Project' flat

Does the 'Utopia' bump mean anything for FOX?

As TV audiences become more and more fragmented, it's always amusing to go back and look at perceived failures from two or three years ago and muse on how grateful the networks work be to have those numbers now. 

It's a bit less common to go back only a year and look at the numbers a show was doing and go, "GOOD LORD. WHAT HAPPENED?!?" But it occurs.

Case in point: More than a few ratings observers have glanced at this morning's premiere ratings for "New Girl" and then looked back at last year's premiere ratings and gone, "GOOD LORD. WHAT HAPPENED?!?"

Last September, "New Girl" premiered with a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 5.53 million viewers. By its finale in May, "New Girl" was down to under 2.4 million viewers and a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49.

Before going any further, it always has to be repeated: Few shows on TV get a larger Live+3 and Live+7 DVR bump than "New Girl." There. Acknowledged. 

And last year's "New Girl" premiere was also a reasonably big bump from where the numbers ended the spring before. 

But still... Mere justifications like "Well, the Nick-Jess relationship really wasn't clicking" don't quite do that sort of in-season viewer attrition justice.

We've already reported on Tuesday's (September 16) Fast National numbers for the "New Girl" premiere, but now let's look a bit deeper...

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Aubrey Plaza to voice Grumpy Cat for Lifetime
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Aubrey Plaza to voice Grumpy Cat for Lifetime

Les Moonves: There’s a 'very strong possibility' Showtime will be offered to non-cable subscribers

Aubrey Plaza to voice Grumpy Cat for Lifetime
In a match made in heaven, the deadpan “Parks and Rec” star has been tapped for "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever” after Jane Lynch reportedly backed out after winning an Emmy.


Les Moonves: There’s a “very strong possibility” Showtime will be offered to non-cable subscribers
“And possibly with CBS as well,” the CBS chief, who oversees Showtime, told investors today.


“Friday Night Lights” alum Zach Gilford to play Jennifer Carpenter’s love interest on USA’s “Stanistan”
He’ll play an infrastructure manager for USAID in the drama about an American compound in the Middle Eastern country of Stanistan.


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Force Majeure
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Trailer for Sweden's Oscar submission, 'Force Majeure,' touts caustic comedy

The Cannes and TIFF favorite arrives Oct. 24

You won't find many comedies in the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film category (2003's "The Barbarian Invasions" and last year's "The Great Beauty" stand out as recent, funny-ish winners). But that's not stopping Sweden from backing Ruben Östlund's incisive, family dramedy, "Force Majeure," as its 2015 contender. The film's first trailer should help skeptics understand the decision.

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'7th Heaven' cast reunites while 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' heads to Vimeo
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'7th Heaven' cast reunites while 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' heads to Vimeo

'The Good Wife' gets a cameo out of Gloria Steinem

“7th Heaven” cast reunites
Beverley Mitchell last night posted a pic of her Stephen Collins, Jessica Biel, David Watson, David Gallagher and Catherine Hicks, but where was Ruthie?


“The Good Wife” gets a cameo out of Gloria Steinem
Julianna Margulies says she was starstruck when she filmed a scene with the feminist icon, who’s playing herself. "I made a fool of myself and then had to email her and had to apologize,” Margulies said on “Live! with Kelly and Michael."


“Mystery Science Theater 3000” is coming to Vimeo
The online video service will stream 80 episodes of the cult comedy series, plus any new episodes made over the next year.


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<p>&#39;The Judge&#39;</p>

'The Judge'

Robert Downey Jr. lays down some big city justice in newest 'Judge' trailer

Will Robert Duvall pull off a supporting actor nomination?

"The Judge" is back in court for another trailer.

Oscar vets Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall star in this family drama about a slick, big city lawyer returning to his hometown to defend his father -- a renowned local judge -- in a murder case.

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Paramount preps Chris Rock's 'Top Five' for December 2014 release

Paramount preps Chris Rock's 'Top Five' for December 2014 release

Producer Scott Rudin has a new player on the battlefield

The moment Paramount Pictures plopped down a hefty chunk of change for Chris Rock's "Top Five" in Toronto, all eyes turned toward it as a potential awards player. After all, it was wildly loved out of the fest. One even wonders if it was a significant threat in the People's Choice Award situation up there. But the studio has a ton on its plate for the end of the year. Could it really take on another end-of-year opener? "Oh well," they seem to be saying on Melrose. "Let's go for it." A December release it shall be. Dec. 5, to be exact.

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Bill Hader returning to 'SNL' as host
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Bill Hader returning to 'SNL' as host

Bill Hader returning to “SNL” as host
Hader, who left “Saturday Night Live” in May 2013 after eight seasons, will host the 40th season's 3rd episode on Oct. 11 with musical guest Hozier.

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