TV News For the Week Ending 3-28-14

TV News: Continuum, Vikings, The Walking Dead, The Biggest Loser and more

This week, there's a bunch of news for the following shows:  Comic Book Men, Continuum, In The Flesh, JIM HENSON’S CREATURE SHOP CHALLENGE, Mind Games, Mountain Monsters, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Vikings, The Walking Dead, The Biggest Loser Auditions

Come on in and check it out:
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Cable TV Observations:

Have you noticed on the FX VoD on Comcast, they now give you the banner telling you what the show is rated, but then, instead of going into the show like it used to, that it hits an ad now?

What the heck is up with the VoD service when one of the advertising segments is about the show you are watching? We are already watching people!  Really?

TV ads these days are so abrupt.  It used to be that a scene would end and fade, then the commercial would come to life.  But now-a-days, before the scene ends, and even before sentences are finished, ads slam onto the picture, desperately trying to pack in as much ad time as possible these days.


Comic Book Men

AMC likes how the show has been doing, and has announced that they renewed Comic Book Men for its fourth season.




Season three of Continuum returns for its third season on Friday, April 4th, 2014.

If you recall:

"At the end of Season 2, Alec Sadler (Erik Knudsen) made the Earth-shattering decision to hijack Kiera's (Rachel Nichols) chance to get home, in order to save Emily, the girl he loves, from certain death.

This act of desperation condemned Kiera to incarceration by the Freelancers, who are 'collecting' time travelers to protect history. Now, Kiera must face the consequences of Alec's betrayal and somehow escape the Freelancers."


In The Flesh

Via Press Release:

BBC AMERICA’s critically acclaimed zombie mini-series, In The Flesh, returns for a second season, Saturday, May 10, 10:00pm ET/PT.  Creator, Dominic Mitchell, reignites the world of teenager Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry), a PDS (Partially Deceased Syndrome) sufferer who continues in his struggle to find acceptance.  The six-parter is a BBC AMERICA co-production with BBC Drama Production North.



Syfy has reported that the premiere episode of Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge has cranked out more than 1 million viewers, making it "... the channel’s highest-rated unscripted premiere among Adults 25-54 (628K) since July 2013 during its telecast on Tuesday, March 25."

" the series averaged 1.12 million total viewers and 585K Adults 18-49, while proving especially strong among women demographics."

I haven't caught it yet, but plan to!


Mind Games

What did I say a few weeks back?  That the show is way too smart for your average Nielsen family?  Yea, well, Mind Games was a smart show, and I thought it had a fascinating premise to it, as it dared to divulge the underbelly of the world of advertising and marketing.

But be it as it may, ABC had to cut its loses and has cancelled Mind Games.

The show was pulled from the schedule, effective immediately.

Yep, that's bad.


Reminder: Mountain Monsters Season 2 Premieres Friday, April 4 at 10/9c on Destination America


Once Upon a Time in Wonderland:

I didn't even know/remember this show was on, and apparently it didn't take that well with other viewers either, as ABC has cancelled this spinoff.

ABC will let the show finish out its 13-episode season, is it concludes on April 3rd.



The second season hasn't even hit the half-way point yet, but Vikings was renewed by The History Channel for a third season already.

They gave it a 10-episode order.


DON'T FORGET:  The Walking Dead season finale is this Sunday.  Boo.  I'll miss the show.  It's one of the few I truly look forward to each week.


The Biggest Loser Auditions

NBC is going out and looking for new contestants for the next, upcoming season of The Biggest Loser.

The sched looks like this:

via press release


10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Citadel Outlets
100 Citadel Drive
Los Angeles, CA  90040


10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Planet Fitness
Northgate Shopping Center
270 Charger Street
Revere, MA 02151
Rt. 60/Squire Road – Revere, next to CVS

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
2150 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North
Birmingham, AL 35203

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
1001 Wood Ridge Center Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217


10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Biggest Loser Resort
1475 Nordic Road
Itasca, IL  60143

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Planet Fitness
9118 S. Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73139

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
55 North 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84180

The Biggest Loser Resort, Planet Fitness and NBC stations WCNC (Charlotte) and KSL5 (Salt Lake City) will be hosting casting calls in select cities. The Biggest Loser Resort will host the Chicago auditions at their local resort location on Saturday, April 19, and give away a one-week stay at that resort to one lucky person auditioning for the show.

They will also be giving away a one-week resort stay at the Los Angeles auditions on April 5 (for their resort in Malibu), the Boston auditions on April 12 (for their resort in Niagara, N.Y.) and at the Salt Lake City auditions on April 19 (for their resort in Ivins, Utah). In addition, the Resort will be providing one of their trainers to exercise and energize “contestant hopefuls” standing in line in at the Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston and Salt Lake City auditions.

Planet Fitness will be hosting the casting calls in Boston on April 12 and Oklahoma City on April 19. NBC station WCNC will host the Charlotte auditions on April 12 and station KSL5 will the host the Salt Lake City casting call on April 19. Local past season “Biggest Loser” contestants will also be appearing at many of the auditions to cheer people on.

People will not be allowed to line up prior to three hours before the start of the open call. Candidates should bring a non-returnable photo of themselves.


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