[In case you've Forgotten, and as I will continue to mention each and every one of these posts that I do: This is *not* a review. Pilots change. Sometimes a lot. Often for the better. Sometimes for the worse. But they change. Actual reviews will be coming in September and perhaps October (and maybe midseason in some cases). This is, however, a brief gut reaction to not-for-air pilots. I know some people will be all "These are reviews." If you've read me, you've read my reviews and you know this isn't what they look like.]
Fast National ratings for Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
Although "So You Think You Can Dance" dipped week-to-week and didn't win either of its hours, FOX still tied for first on Wednesday among young viewers. Meanwhile, NBC's "Taxi Brooklyn" was steady in its second week and combined with an "America's Got Talent" encore to help the network dominate overall.
There weren't many other notables, though CBS' "Big Brother" dropped in its second Wednesday airing, but still delivered the night's best key demo number.
On to the numbers...
Warner Brothers Television announced its 2014 Comic-Con lineup on Wednesday (July 2) afternoon, a slate that includes a whopping 15 shows, including five new series premieres.
The WBTV Comic-Con lineup includes the studio's regular Wednesday Preview Night pilot screenings, the previously announced Saturday night event featuring "Gotham" and "The Flash," plus a panel with Mike Tyson.
Yes. Mike Tyson is coming to Comic-Con.
Happy Wednesday, Boys & Girls. Time for another installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast.
On Tuesday's video show, we reviewed NBC's new comedies "Welcome to Sweden" and "Working the Engels," plus the first season of "Penny Dreadful" and we discussed some breaking news about "Community" and "Hieroglyph."
We talked a bit more "Hieroglyph" and "Community" in the podcast, reviewed CBS' "Extant" and FX's "The Bridge" and then we also talked about this week's "Friday Night Lights" Season 2 episode "Backfire."
"Extant" (00:01:35 - 00:11:35)
"The Bridge" (00:11:40 - 00:20:00)
Listener Mail - "Hieroglyph" and shows that never aired (00:20:30 - 00:29:00)
Listener Mail - "Community" and shows with strange journeys (00:29:05 - 00:37:15)
Listener Mail - Swag (00:37:20 - 00:44:40)
"Friday Night Lights" Season 2 (00:44:45 - 01:03:50)
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Another day, another comedy pickup for the FX/FXX family.
Just two days after Denis Leary's "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" earned a 10-episode series pickup, FXX has done the same for the Jay Baruchel vehicle "Man Seeking Woman."
The fourth and final season of "The Killing" is coming to Netflix on August 1 and, as promised, the first trailer indicates that we're picking things up in the immediate aftermath of the third season finale.
It was that third season finale, leaving Mireille Enos's Linden and Joel Kinnaman's Holder in ethical and legal limbo, that spawned sufficient audience concern that, after AMC cancelled "The Killing," led Netflix to step in to order six episodes to cap off the series run.
Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
NBC started July with a primetime sweep, as "America's Got Talent" dominated the first two primetime hours on Tuesday and the newly renewed "Night Shift" got a bump to rule the 10 p.m. hour.
ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" and "Celebrity Wife Swap" both dipped, while The CW's "Famous in 12" continued to struggle. And that was that for new programming on Tuesday.
On to the numbers...
In a triumph of desperately bad key art, NBC has renewed the motorcycling ER doc drama "The Night Shift" for a second season.
NBC confirms that the second season of "The Night Shift" will be extended to 14 episodes, possibly allowing for an episode that's nothing but leading man Eoin Macken cruising around a hospital on his bike, since there has been almost none of that on the series, despite the compelling gallery art.
Fast National ratings for Monday, June 30, 2014.
The second season premiere of "Under the Dome" came in way below last summer's premiere and last fall's finale, but the Stephen King-scripted episode still ranked as Monday night's top show in all measures.
While "Under the Dome" helped CBS lead Monday night overall, a strong episode for "MasterChef" let FOX score a narrow win in the key demo.
Among other notables, "American Ninja Warrior" was down week-to-week and, despite the "Under the Dome" competition, ABC's "Mistresses" rose a tiny bit.
On to the numbers...
Ordered direct-to-series last October and still scheduled for midseason as of May, the ancient Egyptian adventure-drama "Hieroglyph" will not be moving forward, FOX sources confirm to HitFix.