Press Tour: Daniel Radcliffe hasn't read the new Harry Potter story (and is on an Ovation show)
Credit: Ovation

Press Tour: Daniel Radcliffe hasn't read the new Harry Potter story (and is on an Ovation show)

'A Young Doctor's Notebook' returns in August/September

The July 2014 Television Critics Association press tour kicked off on Tuesday (July 8) morning with a panel for Nielsen Media that nobody could understand because of sawing and hammering associated with hotel construction. 

Pity, that.

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<p>Monday&#39;s &quot;Under the Dome&quot;</p>

Monday's "Under the Dome"

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TV Ratings: 'Under the Dome' plummets as 'MasterChef' leads FOX to Monday wins

'American Ninja Warrior' tops 'Dome' in the key demo

Fast National ratings for Monday, July 7, 2014.

CBS' "Under the Dome" plummeted nearly 20 percent to a series low in the season's second week, still leading Monday overall, but falling behind a slew of Monday originals in the key demo as FOX eked out wins in all measures.

"MasterChef," "The Bachelorette" and "American Ninja Warrior" all topped "Under the Dome" with young viewers, while "The Bachelorette" closed the gap on "Under the Dome" overall.

Among other Monday notables, the "Beauty and the Beast" season finale got a small overall bump, as did FOX's "24: Live Another Day." ABC's "Mistresses" was down week-to-week.

On to the numbers...

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10 Big Questions as July 2014 TCA Press Tour Begins

10 Big Questions as July 2014 TCA Press Tour Begins

Who speaks for FOX? Which shows have critical buzz? And should Michael Patrick King be afraid?

Well, it's been a relaxing six weeks since the 2013-14 TV season ended, but the time for tanning on a tropical island is over. [If you follow me on Twitter, you may sense some sarcasm there.]

Tuesday (July 8) morning begins the Summer 2014 installment of the Television Critics Association press tour. 

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<p>Kiefer Sutherland of &quot;24: Live Another Day&quot;</p>

Kiefer Sutherland of "24: Live Another Day"

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Comic-Con 2014 panels set for '24,' 'Sleepy Hollow' 'Penny Dreadful' and more

Find out when 'Simpsons,' 'Salem,' 'Bones' and more will be paneling

Due to glorious press release timing, 20th Century Fox TV has landed a separate story for its Comic-Con 2014 schedule, even though several of the shows were previously announced in my FX/History Comic-Con 2014 story.

Showtime, however, was less lucky and its lone Comic-Con 2014 panel has been bundled into this story along with the 20th Century Fox panels. 

So continue along for Comic-Con panel details for "Penny Dreadful," as well as "24: Live Another Day," "The Simpsons," "Sleepy Hollow," "Family Guy," "Bob's Burgers," "Salem" and more.

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'The Strain,' 'American Horror Story,' 'Sons of Anarchy' head to Comic-Con 2014
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'The Strain,' 'American Horror Story,' 'Sons of Anarchy' head to Comic-Con 2014

'Vikings' will be down in San Diego for History

Get ready for lots and lots of Comic-Con announcements this week. 

FX and History Channel got things started on Monday (July 7) morning, teasing a slew of big panels for Comic-Con 2014.

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<p>Miley Cyrus</p>

Miley Cyrus

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TV Ratings: Sunday viewers shun Miley Cyrus as 'Unforgettable,' 'Rising Star' lead split

CBS leads overall, while ABC claims the key demo

Fast National ratings for Sunday, July 6, 2014.

CBS had Sunday's top show overall ("60 Minutes") and Sunday's top show among young viewers ("Big Brother"), but thanks to weak key demo performances by "Reckless" and "Unforgettable," the network only won the night in one of those measures.

Instead, it was ABC topping Sunday among young viewers as "Rising Star" won both of its hours among adults 18-49. 

Sunday's only other notable was NBC's late-announced "Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour" special, but the two-hour celebration of music and family-friendly kink was a dud in all measures.

On to the numbers...

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<p>&quot;State of Affairs&quot;</p>

"State of Affairs"

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Take Me To The Pilots '14: NBC's 'State of Affairs'

Katherine Heigl returns to TV in a drama that misunderstands 'The Blacklist'

[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.]

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<p>CBS&#39; &quot;Stalker&quot;</p>

CBS' "Stalker"

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Take Me To The Pilots '14: CBS' 'Stalker'

Kevin Williamson steals from his slasher scripts with diminishing returns

[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.]

 

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<p>&quot;Selfie&quot;</p>

"Selfie"

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Take Me To The Pilots '14: ABC's 'Selfie'

Liking Emily Kapnek, John Cho and Karen Gillan doesn't help here

[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.]

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<p>Gina Rodriguez of &quot;Jane the Virgin&quot;</p>

Gina Rodriguez of "Jane the Virgin"

Credit: The CW

Take Me To The Pilots '14: The CW's 'Jane the Virgin'

Gina Rodriguez makes this telenovela-flavored comedy one to watch

[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.]

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