<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"

Credit: El Rey TV

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

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

Aden Young of "Rectify"

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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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<p>&quot;Enlisted&quot;</p>

"Enlisted"

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TV Ratings: 'Enlisted' premieres low, while 'Shark Tank' and 'Blue Bloods' lead Friday

'Bones' wins the 8 p.m. hour for FOX
Fast National ratings for Friday, January 10, 2014.
 
In usual Friday form, "Shark Tank" was comfortably the night's top show among young viewers, while "Blue Bloods" dominated overall, with ABC and CBS leading the way accordingly.
 
"Shark Tank," "Blue Bloods" and "Hawaii Five-0" all drew season-high audiences on Friday.
 
The night's other main notable was FOX's "Enlisted," which had a perilously low premiere despite a wave of positive reviews and word-of-mouth. On the other hand, FOX got another solid Friday performance from "Bones," so there's that.
 
On to the numbers...
 
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<p>&quot;The Assets&quot;</p>

"The Assets"

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ABC pulls 'The Assets' after 2 episodes

Get ready for 'Shark Tank' repeats til 'Scandal' returns
One of the fun things about TV as a business, a thing that probably isn't fun if your livelihood happens to depend on the shows in question, is looking at unsuccessful shows and trying to figure out the threshold for failure. 
 
It turns out that even as midseason filler intended only as a stopgap between two halves of a season of a hit drama, there are limits and on Friday, we learned that limit:
 
It's probably not that 2.92 million viewers is the threshold, because NBC has comedies that do that regularly, as does FOX. However, it's hard to remain on the air when you do a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49.
 
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<p>Sarah Palin</p>

Sarah Palin

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Press Tour: Sarah Palin offers critics breakfast, Alaskan visit

Former Governor will have a show on Sportsman Channel
The last time Sarah Palin appeared at a Television Critics Association press tour, she upstage husband Todd's NBC reality show, but was herself upstaged by Crystal, the simian co-star of the short-lived alleged-comedy "Animal Practice."
 
On Friday (January 10) morning, Sarah Palin had the spotlight all to herself and successfully filled a Pasadena hotel ballroom even at 8 a.m. and even though she was appearing for a network -- Sportsman Channel -- few in the TCA room are even vaguely aware of. 
 
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<p>&quot;About a Boy&quot;</p>

"About a Boy"

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NBC sets spring premieres for 'About a Boy,' 'Believe' and more

'Crisis' will air on Sunday nights post-'Believe'
Because I needed outside news to cover in the middle of an exhaustive cable day at the Television Critics Association press tour, NBC announced a slew of spring premieres on Friday (January 10). The newly announced premieres clear up most of the network's remaining programming mysteries for the 2013-2014 season.
 
The big beneficiaries of the new spring schedule are "Believe" and "About a Boy," which will both get boosts from the Olympics, "The Voice" or both.
 
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