The last network to make any pick-ups this spring, ABC got down to business on Thursday (May 8) night, running through a series of renewals, mostly quite predictable.
In a pairing so logical we're giving them their own story, ABC announced on Thursday (May 8) night that it is renewing "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and ordering the new drama "Marvel's Agent Carter."
"Marvel's Agent Carter" stars "Captain America" veteran Hayley Atwell. Set in 1946, it's the story of Peggy Carter's post-WWII work with the covert Strategic Scientific Reserve, as she balances being a single woman in 1940s America, while also going on secret missions for Howard Stark.
While Atwell's involvement is confirmed, ABC makes no mention of whether or not Dominic Cooper will return for the Stark role. Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters will serve as show runners, with Steve McFeely & Christopher Marcus, and Jeph Loeb also executive producing.
There has been some speculation that ABC was planning to use "Agent Carter" as a bridge between halves of the second "S.H.I.E.L.D." season, but we thought the same thing about "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" until it got its own slot on Thursdays and flopped.
Although hardly the blockbuster ABC might have dreamed of, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is averaging 10.74 million viewers and a 4.1 rating among adults 18-49 in Live+7 DVR figures.
ABC announced a slew of other renewals and pickups on Thursday night and I'm just beginning to dig my way through them, so stay tuned for future stories...
"American Idol" time!
Are we all excited?
My father is. If Alex Preston survives tonight's cut and returns home to New Hampshire, my dad is planning on going to his rally. Or that's what my dad says. He also insists he voted for Alex 50 times last night, so it's possible he's just kidding. Or maybe he just appreciates how easy "Idol" had made it to vote this season.
So will Alex stick around?
Will we be able to get through more than two picks in the NFL Draft during this time?
Click through and follow along...
It's a pretty glorious day for DC Comics' TV team.
Just one hour after The CW officially announced series orders for "The Flash" and "iZombie," NBC chimed in by ordering "Constantine" to series.
Oh and NBC also sent the drama "The Mysteries of Laura" and the comedy "A to Z" to series, but since they have nothing to do with comic books, we're somehow less interested.
Add The CW to the list of networks doing early housekeeping before next week's Upfronts.
On Thursday (May 8) morning, one week before it will announce its full schedule to advertisers, The CW four new series pickups for next season, renewed three established series and, in the process, confirmed that three bubble shows will not be returning next year.
Let's take things step-by-step:
After going with "Summer 2014" right up to last week, Starz has finally announced an official premiere date for the fantasy tinged historical drama "Outlander."
The network also released snazzy new key art for "Outlander," which is being adapted by Ronald D. Moore from the bestselling book series by Diana Gabaldon.
Fast National ratings for Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
CBS' "Survivor: Cagayan," "Criminal Minds" and "CSI" all saw tiny gains on Wednesday night and, given the drops for most of the rest of the competition, that was enough to score comfortable wins both overall and among young viewers.
Among the shows in decline on Wednesday were FOX's "American Idol," NBC's full slate of dramas (particularly "Chicago PD") and ABC's "The Middle" and "Suburgatory." The CW's "Arrow" was down a hair in the demo, but flat in total viewers, while "The 100" was flat in the demo, but down in total viewers. And most of those numbers set or tied series lows.
On to the frequently ugly numbers...
Pre-credit sequence. Jefra! They voted Jefra out last week. I keep forgetting these things. "That was intense. Pattern continues," Spencer says, returning to camp. Kass is displeased by the way things played out. "Anyone who crosses Tony gets their cement shoes and gets thrown in the pond," Kass says of Jefra's sin, which was contemplating backstabbing The Don. Kass reckons that the lesson of her own flip was that you shouldn't leave anybody out and she's tired of being confused at Tribal Council. "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me," Kass grumbles. She calls Tony a hothead and he protests that he keeps his promises until people conspire against him. Kass tells Tony that she's sick of his condescending attitude and warns him about a Jury. Spencer loves watching Tony and Kass fighting, as Kass refuses Tony's half-hearted apology.
Has Jessica Meuse seriously become our "American Idol" frontrunner?
After last week's "No" votes sent Sam Woolf home, both Jena Irene and Alex Preston had some fickle fans grumbling about their lack of solidarity.
Then Caleb Johnson had to go and give an idiotic interview calling his Twitter kinda-fans "retards."
Jessica had the only clean week!
Click through for some Love-themed recapping!
Continuing its piecemeal tip-toeing around the bubble, NBC has renewed "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" for a 16th season.
And that's all of the NBC renewal/cancellation news we have for today.
Sorry. No "Community" news. Chill, y'all!