<p>James Spader of &quot;The Blacklist&quot;</p>

James Spader of "The Blacklist"

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TV Ratings: 'Intelligence' flops on Monday, 'Almost Human' rises and 'Blacklist' holds decently

'Bachelor' and 'Castle' help ABC win Monday overall
Fast National ratings for Monday, January 13, 2014.
 
So much for those CBS boasts about "Intelligence" as the year's most watched new series premiere.
 
After drawing a big number in a post-"NCIS" Tuesday preview, "Intelligence" tanked in its Monday premiere, drawing "Hostages" numbers among young viewers and getting spanked by "The Blacklist," which held decently in its first airing away from "The Voice."
 
Meanwhile, with ABC getting OK "Bachelor" numbers and FOX seeing "Almost Human" rise, there was a four-way tie atop the key demo, with ABC leading overall.
 
On to the numbers...
 
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<p>The &quot;Rake&quot; TCA panel</p>

The "Rake" TCA panel

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Press Tour: Peter Tolan's diary dominates 'Rake' panel

Also, the thought process on the title and new premiere episode
If there were a Hall of Fame for Television Critics Association press tour panelists, writer-producer Peter Tolan would surely be inducted as part of the inaugural class. 
 
It was back in July of 2011 that Tolan livened up an already-terrific "Rescue Me" farewell panel by dropping his pants.
 
It was a threat that hovered over Monday (January 13) morning's TCA panel for Tolan's new FOX legal dramedy "Rake." In one lull as microphones were shifting around the room, Tolan announced, "All right. The pants are coming down if the questions don’t come. It's No Underwear Monday!"
 
Tolan didn't actually need to worry. The room was fairly lively and the "The Job" veteran had a big part of that. 
 
Asked about the difference between being on a network and being on cable, Tolan came prepared. Very prepared.
 
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<p>&quot;American Idol&quot; Season 13</p>

"American Idol" Season 13

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'American Idol' Season 13 Press Tour Live-Blog

J-Lo, Keith, Harry, Ryan and the 'Idol' team talk about bouncing back

It's time for our latest "American Idol" panel. 

Season 13 starts on Wednesday and I can tell you that the new judging panel of Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. isn't the toxic cesspool that FOX created that season when they thought drama between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey would be a big draw. The judges have a nice chemistry and, at least in the first episode, it's true that the good singers have been foregrounded and there are only a couple time-wasting joke auditions.

Expect the judges and Ryan Seacrest to talk about putting the emphasis back on the contestants as they meet with the Television Critics Association press tour. 

Click through for the full live-blog.

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<p>FOX Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly</p>

FOX Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly

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FOX Executive Session with Kevin Reilly Press Tour Live-Blog

Expect discussion of 'Dads,' '24,' 'Gotham' and more

Thanks to Sunday's Golden Globe awards, FOX Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly has plenty to celebrate at his Television Critics Association press tour pow-wow with reporters. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was a surprise double-winner and it's always good to have positives.

How long will Reilly be able to remain chipper? 

Follow my live-blog and see for yourself!

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<p>Kiefer!</p>

Kiefer!

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'24: Live Another Day' Press Tour Live-Blog

Kiefer Sutherland, Howard Gordon and the '24' team return to Press Tour

It's only 9:15 a.m. Pacific and it's already been a big day for "24: Live Another Day."

We started with the news that Yvonne Strahovski was joining the cast.

That was followed by an announcement that "24: Live Another Day" will have a two-hour premiere on Monday, May 5.

Now? It's time for the "24: Live Another Day" TCA press tour panel, featuring Kiefer Sutherland, Howard Gordon, Mary Lynn Rajskub and a bunch of other folks.

Click through for all of the highlights...

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<p>Phillip Rivers and Peyton Manning hob-nob post-game</p>

Phillip Rivers and Peyton Manning hob-nob post-game

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TV Ratings: AFC Playoff overrun, Golden Globes lead Sunday

Broncos-Chargers game is huge for CBS
Fast National ratings for Sunday, January 12, 2014.
 
CBS' coverage of the AFC playoff game between Denver and San Diego stretched into primetime and drew huge numbers, helping the network eke out ratings wins over NBC, which is boasting that the Golden Globes were up year-to-year.
 
Sunday's ratings are, of course, all catawampus. CBS' football overrun stretched roughly four minutes into the 8 p.m. hour and skewed everything accordingly. And the Golden Globes were, of course, aired live across the country, which doesn't convert properly in Fast National numbers, which reflect only time period data.
 
On to those faulty numbers...
 
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<p>&quot;Surviving Jack&quot;</p>

"Surviving Jack"

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FOX set '24' return, 'Gang Related' and 'Surviving Jack' premieres

The 'American Idol' finale date is also set
I'm tired of typing "Jack's back" when it comes to the return of "24," but at least now we know when Jack is actually coming back.
 
As part of its Television Critics Association press tour appearance on Monday (January 13) morning, FOX announced spring premieres for the comedy "Surviving Jack," the action-drama "Gang Related" and, of course, the event series "24: Live Another Day."
 
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<p>Tina &amp; Amy! Or possibly Amy &amp; Tina!</p>

Tina & Amy! Or possibly Amy & Tina!

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2014 Golden Globe Awards Live-Blog

Tina & Amy host the big night for movies and TV

Welcome to the 71st Golden Globe Awards live-blog!

Wait. That sounds wrong. This is probably only my third or fourth Golden Globe live-blog. 

At HitFix, we've already made our full predictions. I did the TV guesses and they're all pretty ludicrous. That's why we like the Globes. Anything can happen. Thanks, alcohol!

Follow along for all of the excitement. And sound off in the comments. I'll chatter down there as well.

Click through and brace for The Poehler Vortex.

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<p>&quot;From Dusk Till Dawn&quot;</p>

"From Dusk Till Dawn"

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El Rey sets 'From Dusk Till Dawn' premiere, releases sexy key art

Robert Rodriguez network also has Grindhouse movies and 'Matador'
Robert Rodriguez's new El Rey Network -- must resist the temptation to call it "The" El Rey Network -- made its first Television Critics Association press tour appearance on Sunday (January 12), anchored by the announcement of a premiere date for the "From Dusk Till Dawn" TV series.
 
Of "From Dusk Till Dawn," Rodriguez says, "If the film is the short story, this is the novel." He adds, "There was so much that I wanted to explore in that movie that I didn't get to."
 
The 10-episode first season of "From Dusk Till Dawn" will premiere on Tuesday, March 11 at 9 p.m. ET.
 
Rodriguez put his time where his mouth is on this one. He directed the first, second and fourth episodes, with Eduardo Sanchez and Joe Menendez directing the third and fifth episodes. "Nikita" veteran Carlos Coto is the showrunner, while Greg Nicotero returned do makeup.
 
D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz (pictured above) play the Gecko brothers, with Don Johnson and Jesse Garcia playing the law on their trail. The adaptation of the beloved cult movie (and less beloved sequels) also features Wilmer Valderrama, Adrianne Palicki, Jake Busey, Lane Garrison, Robert Patrick, Madison Davenport and Brandon Soo Hoo.
 
The first key art is below.
 
El Rey also announced that it has acquired the cable rights to "Starsky & Hutch," "Dark Angel" and "The X Files," which will air as part of the network's 24-hour schedule starting on February 14. El Rey will premiere Grindhouse Fridays starting on February 21 with "Switchblade Sisters," followed by "Rolling Thunder" on February 28.
 
A second El Rey original drama will be "Matador" from Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Filming in Los Angeles later this year, "Matador" focuses on Antonio "Matador" Bravo, a soccer star who is also a super-spy. "Matador" will premiere in summer 2014, with a 13-episode first season.
 
Regarding its original programming, El Rey execs said that the dramas will have budgets in the top 20 percent of TV dramas, with Rodriguez adding, "We just do things completely differently, so you'll see a lot more money on the screen."
 
The final major piece of the El Rey announcements was the reveal with Mark Burnett is bringing a weekly lucha libra wrestling series to the air in 2015, partnered with Lucha Libre AAA. The series will feature new wrestlers, new plotlines and the wackiness you'd expect from the producer of "The Bible."
 
Rodriguez told reporters that in his own home, he kept a hard drive filled with the movies and trailers and TV shows he liked. He said he would think, "I wish somebody would just curate a network where everything you saw was attached to that sensibility." El Rey TV is that hard drive brought to life.
 
I'm intrigued.
 
Anyway, though... That sexy key art.

Key Art from El Rey's

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<p>Aden Young of &quot;Rectify&quot;</p>

Aden Young of "Rectify"

Credit: Sundance Channel

Sundance loosely sets 'Returned,' 'Rectify' returns

'The Writers' Room' will also be back for a second season
Two Sundance dramas that made my Top 10 list for 2013 have very loosely set return plans for 2014. 
 
On Saturday, January 11, Sundance gave really nebulous Season 2 announcements for "Rectify" and "The Returned" (No. 4 and No. 5 respectively in my Top 10).
 
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