<p>&quot;The Mindy Project&quot;</p>

"The Mindy Project"

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FOX adds six more 'Mindy Project' episodes to Season 3

Not-especially-high-rated comedy will now get 21 episodes this season

FOX has extended the Season 3 order for "The Mindy Project" to a very-nearly-full season.

Originally picked up for a somewhat truncated 15 episodes, "The Mindy Project" has gotten six more episodes from FOX, bringing the season to 21 episodes. Yes, you probably could have done that math yourself.

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<p>&quot;Scandal&quot; star Kerry Washington</p>

"Scandal" star Kerry Washington

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TV Ratings: 'Scandal,' 'Big Bang Theory' lead Thursday as 'A to Z' goes low

Phil Simms somehow fails to boost ratings for 'Elementary'

Fast National ratings for Thursday, November 13, 2014.

ABC scored a comfortable Thursday win among young viewers with "Scandal" and "How To Get Away With Murder" leading, while "The Big Bang Theory" helped CBS hold on for a narrow overall victory.

Note that CBS had NFL preemptions in both Buffalo and Miami, which may make CBS' overall victory even tighter.

Most of Thursday's numbers were straight-forward and within the normal range, with the biggest notable probably being the ugly 0.6 key demo rating posted by NBC's "A to Z."

Oh and it turns out that advertising a special guest-starring appearance by Phil Simms was not, in fact, the secret recipe for turning around sagging "Elementary" ratings.

On to the numbers...

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<p>CROSSOVER!</p>

CROSSOVER!

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TV Ratings: 'Law & Order: SVU,' 'Chicago PD' get big crossover numbers on Wednesday

'The Voice' also edges out 'Survivor' for NBC

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

A crossover between "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Chicago PD" helped both shows to huge ratings bumps as NBC scored Wednesday victories overall and among young viewers.

"SVU" was up 50 percent in the key demo and "Chicago PD" was up 57 percent, which helped take some attention from a lackluster "The Voice" performance.

Otherwise, Wednesday saw only minor fluctuations, with "Hell's Kitchen," "Criminal Minds" and "The 100" up a hair and "Stalker" and "Arrow" down a little. ABC's "The Middle" rose a notch, but the network's other comedies were down negligibly. 

On to the numbers...

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<p>It&#39;s all about Jon &amp; Jaclyn</p>

It's all about Jon & Jaclyn

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Recap: 'Survivor: San Juan Del Sur' - 'Wrinkle In The Plan'

Jon & Jaclyn, Jaclyn & Jon, Jon & Jaclyn, Jaclyn & Jon

Pre-credit sequence. Nobody went home last week because Julie quit. I repressed that. Maybe that's why we're starting with a montage of moving skies, since there was no trip to Tribal to return from. At Huyopa, Missy is pissed off at Julie, though she thinks she's mad at Julie because the quitting delayed voting Josh out. We all know that's not true, though. Jon is worried that they may be being deceitful, sharing his worries with Jaclyn. They're both feeling smug about everybody needing to want to work with them. That's not the same as wanting to need to work with them. They've decided to take out Jeremy, the leader of one pack, even if it means following a different leader in Josh. "My best path right now does not include Jeremy," Jon repeats.

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<p>Supernatural</p>

Supernatural

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TV Ratings: Two-hour 'The Voice' paces NBC to Tuesday win

'Supernatural' 200th ep and 'Chicago Fire' up, 'Agents of SHIELD' down

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

A two-hour "The Voice" led NBC to an easy Tuesday win among young adults, boosting "Chicago Fire" and hurting "Agents of SHIELD" in the process, while CBS won the night among total viewers thanks to the "NCIS" franchise. Meanwhile, the 200th episode of "Supernatural" bought the CW drama its biggest audience since the season premiere.

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'Supernatural' stars Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles discuss the 200th episode milestone
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'Supernatural' stars Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles discuss the 200th episode milestone

The Winchesters reflect on the 'Supernatural' red carpet

VANCOUVER, BC. It's time to bring out the big guns.

Last month, I was on a "Supernatural" 200th episode red carpet in Vancouver. 

So far this week, I've posted the majority of the interviews.

First I posted my red carpet Q&As with series creator Eric Kripke, plus long-time EP Robert Singer and slight-less-tenured EP Adam Glass.

Then I posted my Q&As with supporting favorites Misha Collins, Felicia Day, Mark Sheppard and Genevieve Padalecki.

But now, with Tuesday (November 11) night's 200th episode just hours away, it's time to post my interviews with Sam & Dean Winchester themselves.

Because of all of their photo responsibilities and their various commitments at the party, I got Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki at the very end of the red carpet time and Jared in particular was only able to spare a couple minutes. But they're still fun, if brief, interviews. They're also the only interviews with Ackles and Padalecki that you're likely to read in which both FOX's "Still Life" and The CW's "Young MacGyver" pilot are mentioned.

And, at the very list, you'll find my red carpet pictures of the two stars accompanying the interviews after the break...

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Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 256

Dan and Alan review 'State of Affairs' and 'The Missing' and talk 'Gotham' and 'Homeland'

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Happy Tuesday, Boys & Girls.

It's time for a bits-n-pieces installment of The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast.

We've got some reviews -- "State of Affairs" and "The Missing."

We've got some check-ins -- "Homeland" and "Gotham."

And we answered some mail, which let us discuss "Too Many Cooks," which is what you're really listening for anyway.

Here's today's breakdown:
"The Missing" (00:00:50 - 00:09:10)
"State of Affairs" (00:09:10 - 00:18:25)
Listener Mail: "Too Many Cooks" (00:18:35 - 00:28:45)
Listener Mail: Critics' Poll Predictions (00:28:55 - 00:36:00)
Listener Mail: Shared narrative universes (00:36:00 - 00:42:15)
"Homeland" check-in (00:42:15 - 00:50:50)
"Gotham" check-in (00:50:50 - 01:10:35)

As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. [Or you can always follow our RSS Feed or subscribe on IHeartRadio.] 

 

And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.

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

Katharine McPhee of "Scorpion"

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TV Ratings: 'Blacklist' midseason finale helps NBC split Monday as 'Gotham,' 'Scorpion' dip

'Dancing with the Stars' leads ABC to another overall win

Fast National ratings for Monday, November 10, 2014.

NBC got a small bump for the midseason and time period finale for "Blacklist," as the network ruled Monday among young viewers. ABC remained dominant overall, though, paced by "Dancing with the Stars" and "Castle."

Other Monday variations were just the usual hiccups and fluctuations, with "Gotham" and "Scorpion" both dipping a little and The CW's "The Originals" and "Jane the Virgin" rising. It was, in fact, the most watched "Originals" episode of the season.

On to the numbers...

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<p>Misha Collins on the &quot;Supernatural&quot; red carpet</p>

Misha Collins on the "Supernatural" red carpet

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'Supernatural' 200th episode reflections from Misha Collins, Felicia Day and more

Mark Sheppard and Genevieve Padalecki also reflect on the milestone episode

VANCOUVER, BC. To recap, back in October I worked the red carpet at a special 200th episode gala in Vancouver for The CW's "Supernatural."

Last night, I posted my red carpet Q&As with series creator Eric Kripke, plus long-time EP Robert Singer and slight-less-tenured EP Adam Glass.

Now it's time for my interviews with the assortment of beloved "Supernatural" supporting players who attended the 200th episode party, actors who may not have been around for the duration of the show, but have made their marks in different ways.

That certainly includes Misha Collins, whose Castiel didn't arrive until the fourth "Supernatural" season, but has played a key role in the move to shift the drama from its monster-of-the-week format to the higher Heaven-and-Hell stakes that have characterized its later years. 

Showing up a season later was Crossroads demon Crowley, played by Mark Sheppard. Thanks to "Supernatural," "Doctor Who," "Battlestar Galactica" and "The X Files," few actors have the body of cult-favorite work accumulated by Sheppard.

So I talked with both Collins and Sheppard about their role in the longevity of "Supernatural."

Genevieve Padalecki may only have appeared in 12 episodes as Ruby, taking over the role in the fourth season from Katie Cassidy, but she also married Jared Padalecki in 2010, giving her a unique perspective on the "Supernatural" phenomenon.

And while Felicia Day's Charlie Bradbury has only been in four episodes thus far (with another on the day), few performers are more tapped into the world of online phenomena, which "Supernatural" surely is, than the woman behind "The Guild" and other Internet ventures.

So check out my Q&As with Misha Collins, Felicia Day, Mark Sheppard and Genevieve Padalecki below. And remember that the 200th "Supernatural" episode airs on Tuesday, November 11.


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<p>&quot;Evil Dead&quot;</p>

"Evil Dead"

Starz orders 'Evil Dead' series starring Bruce Campbell

'Ash Vs. Evil Dead' will premiere in 2015

Strap on your chainsaw arm and get ready for the return of Ash.

Starz announced on Monday that it has ordered a series version of "Evil Dead," a project announced by Sam Raimi back at San Diego Comic-Con in July. 

The 10-episode order for "Ash Vs. Evil Dead" is full of intriguing elements.

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