<p>&quot;The Bachelor&quot;</p>

"The Bachelor"

Credit: ABC

TV Ratings: 'The Bachelor,' 'Mike & Molly' lead Monday

ESPN will presumably have dominated the night

Fast National rating for Monday, January 12, 2015.

With TV's largest audience watching the college football National Championship on ESPN, several networks opted not to air originals on Monday, allowing "The Bachelor" to carry ABC to a key demo win and "Mike & Molly" to pace CBS' overall triumph.

There have already been reports that the Oregon-Ohio State game may have drawn the largest audience in cable history, so this was all in the shadow of that.

On to the numbers...

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<p>Max Greenfield</p>

Max Greenfield

Credit: FOX

Interview: 'New Girl' star Max Greenfield on Fat Schmidt, Evil Schmidt and Schmidt's new love

And what does Greenfield think of the new credits?

Last week, before the 2015 "New Girl" premiere, I posted my interviews with Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson from the Clyde's Bar set on the Fox Lot.

I didn't want to burn anybody out on conversations about the new "New Girl" credits, so I held off on posting my interview with Max Greenfield, only to realize that one of the arcs he teases in our conversation debuted last week.

So "New Girl" viewers have already seen the start of the relationship between Schmidt and Zoe Lister Jones' marvelously named local politico Fawn Moscato. Feel free to pretend like you haven't seen the first flickerings of that romance. 

In the conversation, Greenfield and I discussed Schmidt's detour into Evil Schmidt for parts of last season, as well as the current sweet friendship between Schmidt and Cece. We also talked a bit about the process of becoming Fat Schmidt and his secret fear when he does that flashback character.

And yes, this will be the last time I discuss credits with any of the actors from "New Girl."

Click through for the full interview.

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Credit: Showtime

'Shameless' gets a speedy Season 6 pickup from Showtime

The Gallaghers will return for 12 episodes in 2016

Only one day after the Season 5 premiere and with no ratings to report, Showtime announced that "Shameless" has been renewed for a sixth season of 12 episodes.

Production on "Shameless" Season 6 will begin later this year and, as usual, "Shameless" will return in early 2016.

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<p>&quot;Penny Dreadful&quot; Season 2</p>

"Penny Dreadful" Season 2

Credit: Showtime

'Penny Dreadful' returns in April, check out the bloody creepy first trailer

Helen McCrory is going to make things creepy.

If you thought things were bloody twisted in the first season of "Penny Dreadful," it looks like the second season is about to up the ante.

Showtime announced on Monday (January 12) at the Television Critics Association press tour that "Penny Dreadful" will return on April 26, airing in the 10 p.m. hour.

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<p>Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins</p>

Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins

Credit: Showtime

Showtime's David Nevins on the State of the Network - Press tour live-blog

Perhaps we'll buzz about 'Twin Peaks' and 'Happy-ish' and Cameron Crowe's upcoming pilot

I'm not immediately sure what news might come out of Monday's (January 12) Television Critics Association press tour executive session with Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins, but Nevins is usually good for a frank glimpse into what's happening at the network.

So click through and follow along.

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

Katharine McPhee of "Scorpion"

Credit: CBS

'Scorpion,' 'NCIS: New Orleans' and 'Madam Secretary' earn renewals

'Stalker' and 'The McCarthys' aren't dead

After The CW renewed eight shows on Sunday, corporate sibling CBS had to at least try to compete at the TCA press tour on Monday (January 12).

While CBS' three Monday renewals couldn't match The CW's eight, all three CBS 2015-2016 pickups were for freshman shows, topping the two first-year dramas earning CW renewals.

CBS specifically picked up the season's top three most-watched new shows in "NCIS: New Orleans," "Madam Secretary" and "Scorpion."

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<p>Nina Tassler</p>

Nina Tassler

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CBS' Nina Tassler on the State of the Network - Press tour live-blog

Will we learn the identity of 'Supergirl'? Or get any renewals?

Sunday was a big day for The CW, with a slew of big renewals in the morning, a busy day of Press Tour panels and then an evening coronation for Gina Rodriguez at the Golden Globes.

Well, CBS has its own Golden Globe winner, with "CSI: Cyber" star Patricia Arquette, but will the network have anything meaningful in store during its Television Critics Association press tour activities?

Let's see what CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler has to say...

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<p>Tina Fey and Amy Poehler</p>

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Credit: NBC

Golden Globes 2015 Live-Blog

Join along as we celebrate Tina & Amy and all of the night's winners and losers

Welcome, friends!

It's time to live-blog the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. 

Follow along as I celebrate/reflect-on/mock all of tonight's winners, losers and most gloriously drunken moments.

Check out HitFix's Golden Globes Predictions.

Join the conversation in the comments below...

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<p>&quot;The Messengers&quot;</p>

"The Messengers"

Credit: The CW

CW shifts 'Supernatural,' sets 'iZombie,' 'Messengers' for spring

'Cedric's Barber Battle' is heading for Fridays

Before a busy Television Critics Association press tour day that featured the renewal of eight fall dramas for next season, The CW also announced its adjusted midseason schedule.

The spring announcement includes time slots for "iZombie" and "The Messengers," a shift for "Supernatural" and a home for the new reality competition "Cedric's Barber Battle."

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From 'Jane the Virgin' to 'Reign,' The CW renews its full Fall 2014 lineup

'Flash,' 'Arrow,' 'Vampire Diaries' earn unsurprising renewals.

In one broad and rather impressively all-encompassing stroke, The CW renewed its entire Fall 2014 lineup on Sunday (January 11) morning. 

Earning places in the 2015-2016 schedule are "Supernatural" (Season 11), "The Vampire Diaries" (Season 7), "Arrow" (Season 4), "The 100" (Season 3), "Reign" (Season 3), "The Originals" (Season 3), "The Flash" (Season 2) and "Jane the Virgin" (Season 2).

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