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New pictures from The CW's 'iZombie' and 'The Flash'

Also, 'Jane the Virgin' and 'The Messenger'

Announced on Thursday (May 15) morning, The CW's 2014-2015 slate includes a quartet of new offerings.

There are two DC Comics properties, one a spinoff-of-sorts ("The Flash") and one an accessible tale of a zombie crime-fighter ("iZombie), an adaptation of a telenovela that The CW is calling a comedy ("Jane the Virgin") and a confusingly described Rapture-themed drama ("The Messengers").

"Jane the Virgin" is set for Mondays at 9 p.m., while "The Flash" will air on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. The CW has set "iZombie" and "The Messengers" for midseason berths along with the returns of "Hart of Dixie" and "Beauty and the Beast."

The CW hasn't overburdened us with pictures, so check out a few fleeting first glimpses at "The Flash," "iZombie," "Jane the Virgin" and "The Messengers"...

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The CW's 2014-15 TV Schedule: 'Flash' takes Tuesdays, 'Originals' goes to Monday

'iZombie' and 'The Messengers' will wait for midseason

With only five nights of programming and two hours of programming per night, The CW's schedule has fewer pieces than any of the others that have been revealed this week, but the network's 2014-2015 lineup, announced on Thursday (May 15) morning, still held a few surprises.

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Recap: 'Survivor: Cagayan' - 'Straw That Broke The Camel's Back'
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Recap: 'Survivor: Cagayan' - 'Straw That Broke The Camel's Back'

The Tony-Woo-Trish-Kass alliance experiences a little tension

Pre-credit sequence. It's Night 33. Tasha's gone. And it's raining again. Spencer is annoyed at Woo and Kass for ditching their Final 3 pact and he doesn't particularly care if Tony hears it. "So it turns out the deal that we  had is a lie," Spencer grumbles. "Why bother with the whole charade?" Spencer asks. "Why does anyone lie in this game? It's part of the game," Kass tells him, explaining to us that she thinks she could beat Tony, who she thinks everybody hates. "As long as they don't stab me in the back, I won't stab them in the back," Tony says of his alliance. Spencer calls his rivals foolish and says his only chance is that the others don't understand the game.

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<p>Your &quot;American Idol&quot; Top 3</p>

Your "American Idol" Top 3

Recap: 'American Idol' Season 13 - Top 3 Performances

Caleb, Alex and Jena face off and we hear about their visits home

"American Idol" is a journey and even if we haven't always been overjoyed with this season's journey, I feel like we're moving toward the correct destination.

Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson and Alex Preston have been, for me at least, the clear Top 3 for nearly two months. I honestly don't care what happens from here, because while I like Alex, Jena and Caleb, I don't have a passionate singular attachment to any one of them. 

So... May the best singer win!

Click though and follow along for what I assume will be three performances apiece tonight...

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<p>&quot;Battle Creek&quot;</p>

"Battle Creek"

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New pictures from CBS' 'Battle Creek,' 'Stalker,' 'Odd Couple' and more

Also 'Scorpion,' 'The McCarthys' and CBS' two spinoffs.

CBS announced its 2014-15 schedule on Wednesday (May 14) morning, or at least the first half of it. 

As of now, we still don't know where the Vince Gilligan-created "Battle Creek" will go, nor where CBS will premiere Matthew Perry's "The Odd Couple," but we do now have pretty pictures from both "midseason" -- CBS hates the word "midseason" now -- projects.

CBS also unveiled pictures of Katharine McPhee helping nerds solve problems in "Scorpion" and Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott getting very intense about stalkings in... "Stalker."

Check out the first pictures from CBS' new 2014-2015 shows:

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<p>Tuesday&#39;s &quot;NCIS&quot; finale</p>

Tuesday's "NCIS" finale

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TV Ratings: 'NCIS' finale tops 'The Voice' on Tuesday, while FOX's 'Riot' tanks

'The Originals' finale rises, though The CW had preemptions

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

Finales for "NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Person of Interest" all dominated their hours overall and also won among young viewers (with "Chicago Fire" tying for the demo lead at 10), helping CBS easily win Tuesday primetime in all measures.

Yes, that means that "NCIS" even beat "The Voice" in the 18-49 demo for the first time this season.

With CBS and NBC leading, FOX had a rough night with the "Glee" finale hitting series lows and the summer series "Riot" getting off to an atrocious start.

The CW's "Originals" had a strong finale, while "Supernatural" was also up, though the network was preempted in New York City for baseball, so the numbers are sure to come down at least somewhat.

On to the numbers...

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<p>Katharine McPhee of &quot;Scorpion&quot;</p>

Katharine McPhee of "Scorpion"

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CBS's 2014-15 TV Schedule: NFL anchors fall, 'NCIS: LA' to Monday, 'CSI' to Sunday

'The Big Bang Theory' will air on Mondays through October

CBS may be cruising to yet another season as TV's most watched network, but the network is not sleeping on its success. Or, alternatively, CBS has had more demo issues than usual this season and has suddenly started struggling on several nights it used to dominate.

Either way, CBS announced a primetime schedule on Wednesday (May 14) morning that features some major shake-ups.

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<p>The cast of &quot;Black-ish&quot;</p>

The cast of "Black-ish"

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A Note to ABC: Stop thinking audiences like ironic and reclaimed comedy titles

It's not too late to change 'Black-ish,' 'Fresh Off the Boat' and 'Selfie'

Dear Paul Lee,

Titles are tough.

I don't have a magic answer for what titles are good and what titles are bad. 

I have, however, gotten a handy rule of thumb in recent years: If the ABC Comedy Development Department thinks a title is good, it probably isn't.

What network, you'd be smart to ask, is actually good at making sure that its shows have good titles? I can't tell you. More shows on TV have awful titles than have good titles. It's just a thing.

But I know that ABC keeps screwing over perfectly good shows with perfectly dreadful titles and I don't think I'm going to get many protests on this one. 

ABC just can't help itself. 

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TV Ratings: 'Blacklist' finale dips, 'Castle' finale rises, '24' slides on Monday
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TV Ratings: 'Blacklist' finale dips, 'Castle' finale rises, '24' slides on Monday

NBC wins in the demo, ABC wins overall as usual

Fast National ratings for Monday, May 12, 2014.

ABC's "Castle" rose in its latest season finale, nearly catching NBC's dipping "Blacklist" finale overall, but that variation made very little difference, as the two networks had their normal Monday split. ABC won Monday in total viewers, while NBC triumphed in the key demo.

Among other Monday notables, FOX's "24: Live Another Day" was down from last week's premiere, but still solid. And The CW's "Star-Crossed" got a big finale bump, but it's almost certainly boosted by sports preemptions of some sort. 

On to the numbers...

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<p>Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishburne of &quot;Black-ish&quot;</p>

Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishburne of "Black-ish"

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ABC's 2014-15 Schedule: 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' slides back, 'Scandal' moves up, 'Black-ish' gets Wednesday 9:30 slot

Network sets up a Shonda Rhimes Thursday

ABC announced its 2014-2015 schedule on Tuesday (May 13) morning and a lot of things make a surprising amount of sense. 

For example: After noticing that "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." routinely got an audience bump when it wasn't airing opposite "NCIS," ABC has moved the drama to the 9 p.m. hour on Tuesdays for next season.

For a second example: After not putting either of its family-oriented comedies after "Modern Family" this season, the coveted Wednesday 9:30 slot will go to the Anthony Anderson family comedy "Black-ish."

And, finally, after over a decade of difficulties on Thursdays at 8 p.m., ABC has just moved "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" up an hour, put the Viola Davis drama "How to Get Away With Murder" at 10 p.m. and made a Shonda Rhimes Thursday.

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