‘New Girl’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ score big ratings from Super Bowl

02.03.14 5 years ago

“New Girl” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” score big ratings from Super Bowl
About 25.8 million viewers stuck around for Prince on “New Girl,” while “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” attracted 14.8 million. “New Girl’s” ratings topped the last sitcom to air after the Super Bowl, “The Office” in 2009.

Bruno Mars tops Beyonce
Bruno Mars’ Super Bowl halftime show barely topped Beyonce’s performance last year, at least based on early numbers.

Lorne Michaels talks “SNL” — his typical week, his lack of a succession plan, the show’s diversity
Does Lorne have a succession plan? “In terms of people who I think can do this job, I think there’s probably five or six who care enough about it,” says the 69-year-old “SNL” boss. “But I have no plan. It”s as if somehow thinking about it will … you know. Milton Berle, George Burns, and Bob Hope, they all made it to 100 or pretty close. So, you never know.” PLUS: Check out a cartoon drawing of Seth Meyers’ Weekend Update, AND Seth’s name joins the “SNL” nameplate collection of ex-cast members and writers.

“Desperate Housewives” star Shawn Pyfrom admits to drug abuse following Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death
The 27-year-old actor, who played Andrew Van Der Kamp for eight seasons, wrote on Tumblr: “I just read the news about Mr. Philip Seymour Hoffman, and against the (advice) of others; I had to write this open letter. I can’t stay quiet anymore about this. … I am an alcoholic and a drug addict,”

“24: Live Another Day” adds James Bond franchise star Colin Salmon

Salmon, who also appears on “Arrow,” will play the character of General Coburn.

See a preview of “The After,” the Amazon pilot from “The X-Files” creator

Viewers will get to decide if Chris Carter’s post-apocalyptic drama gets made.

Watch Lena Dunham’s roast of Howard Stern

“I lost 15 pounds to be here with you.”

“Blue Bloods” is headed to syndication

The CBS drama is expected to land on WGN America and Ion, plus there is a video on demand deal in the works.

Allison Janney: I’m returning for “Masters of Sex” Season 2
Says the “Mom” star: “I know they’re trying to work out the schedule right now.”

HLN cancels “Showbiz Tonight,” but A.J. Hammer will stick around
“Showbiz Tonight” will end with Thursday’s show.

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