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woensdag 15 februari 2012

'Glee' star Vanessa Lengies promises 'jaw-dropper' episode

'Glee' star Vanessa Lengies promises 'jaw-dropper' episode

Glee star Vanessa Lengies has promised that the winter finale next week will be a "rollercoaster".

The drama will take a seven-week break following its episode on February 21, Fox announced earlier this month.

Lengies, who plays Sugar, has now told TV Line that the final episode before the hiatus will contain some shocks.

"It's our regionals episode, and it's a huge jaw-dropper," she teased. "When I read the script, I was shocked, because it takes you on a big rollercoaster ride. In almost everyone's storyline there is a surprise, so I was on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading it."

Lengies added: "It ends with one of those scenes where you just can't believe what's happening."

Lengies also dropped some hints about tonight's Valentine's Day episode of Glee, teasing: "Sugar is getting love from all angles in this week's episode.

"She's having boys fight over her, her daddy is throwing her a rager, her outfits are just getting better and better... All the cards are coming up Sugar, for sure!"

Glee is expected to pay tribute to Whitney Houston with a title card added to tonight's instalment following the singer's death at the weekend.

The show continues tonight (February 14) at 8/7c on Fox and will return to the UK on Sky1 on March 1.

'Justified' exec wants Eric Stonestreet, Patton Oswalt for guest roles

'Justified' exec wants Eric Stonestreet, Patton Oswalt for guest roles

Justified creator Graham Yost has revealed that Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet wants to appear on the show.

The FX drama stars Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens, a deputy US Marshal who fights crime in the city of Harlan, Kentucky.

"We've been trying, since the end of the first season, to figure out a way to get Eric Stonestreet on the show," Yost told Collider. "He's a fan, and we had a part, but we just couldn't work his schedule out."

The Walking Dead actor Pruitt Taylor Vince was eventually cast in the episode 'Harlan Roulette' as Glen Fogle - the role originally intended for Stonestreet.

"[He] was so spectacular that I'm fine with the way it worked out," insisted Yost. "But, we'll always try to find a place for Stonestreet."

The showrunner named Young Adult star Patton Oswalt as another celebrity fan of Justified.

"He likes the show as well [but] with him launching Young Adult, he was just unavailable," explained Yost.

Justified airs on Tuesdays at 10pm on FX.

Dermot O'Leary on 'X Factor': 'It would take a lot to get me to US'

Dermot O'Leary on 'X Factor': 'It would take a lot to get me to US'

Dermot O'Leary has said that it would "take a lot" to make him leave the UK to host X Factor USA.

O'Leary, who has presented the British version of Simon Cowell's reality series for five years, told that he "loves" working on the ITV1 show.

Speaking at the Elle Style Awards, the 38-year-old said that he is still unsure of his future on the programme, but "of course" hopes to return for the new series.

He added: "I've been on the rollercoaster before, so you don't really stress about it too much. I love doing that gig, I feel that it's my gig, but you know, we'll see."

Welsh presenter Steve Jones was axed as host of The X Factor USA's second season, which will see Cowell and LA Reid return without ex-judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.

Shawn Ashmore, 'Twilight' star join Kevin Bacon's serial killer pilot

Shawn Ashmore, 'Twilight' star join Kevin Bacon's serial killer pilot

Shawn Ashmore has joined the cast of Fox's serial killer drama pilot.

The project - from The Vampire Diaries co-creator Kevin Williamson - will star Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy, a retired FBI profiler.

Hardy returns to work when the murderous Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) uses technology to create a cult of fellow serial killers.

X-Men star Ashmore will play a junior FBI agent who assists Bacon's character, according to Deadline.

Valorie Curry will also appear in the pilot as an unwitting young nanny who cares for Carroll's son.

Ashmore's recent credits include a guest role on Fringe, while Curry starred in Veronica Mars and will appear in the forthcoming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.

The Vampire Diaries director Marcos Siega will helm the currently-untitled pilot, which will be produced by Warner Bros TV and Williamson's studio-based Outerbanks Entertainment.

Other drama projects in the works at Fox include a teen spy series from The Playboy Club's Karyn Usher, legal drama Guilty and Josh Friedman's action drama The Asset.

'America's Next Top Model: British Invasion'

'America's Next Top Model: British Invasion'

America's Next Top Model has released a teaser trailer for its upcoming 'British Invasion' cycle, which will feature seven aspiring US models competing against seven all-stars from Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model.

Among the prizes up for grabs this cycle are a modelling contract with LA/NY Models, a guest correspondent role on Extra, fashion spread in Vogue Italia and cover of Beauty In Vogue, a single released with CBS, a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl, and the chance to be the face of a Top Model perfume.

Author and fashion PR consultant Kelly Cutrone will join Tyra Banks and Nigel Barker on the judging panel, while Kelly Osbourne, Kris Jenner, Cat Deeley and Georgina Chapman will be among the guest judges.

America's Next Top Model returns Wednesday, February 29 at 9/8c on The CW.

Cher Lloyd: 'Louis Walsh should leave The X Factor'

Cher Lloyd: 'Louis Walsh should leave The X Factor'

Cher Lloyd has suggested that Louis Walsh should "have a holiday" during this year's X Factor.

The 2010 X Factor finalist continued her war of words with the Irish music mogul during an interview on Real Radio Northwest.

When asked about her thoughts on Walsh's longstanding role on the ITV1 talent show, Lloyd joked: "Have a holiday for a few years! Have a break Louis, you work too hard.

"He's the only one that's stayed; he might as well go as well and bring someone else in."

Talking about their ongoing spat, she added: "I don't think he likes me very much, he said that I'm a monster."

Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos and Gary Barlow are all rumoured to be returning to the X Factor judging panel later this year. Kelly Rowland is not expected to be back for a second series.

'Spartacus' star Peter Mensah to join 'True Blood'

'Spartacus' star Peter Mensah to join 'True Blood'

Peter Mensah is joining the cast of True Blood.

The actor - who portrays rebel slave Oenomaus in Starz's Spartacus miniseries - will appear in the recurring role of Kibwe, according to Deadline.

Kibwe is a chancellor for the Vampire Authority who hails from Africa, and will play a key role in mainstreaming under Roman's tenure.

Mensah has also appeared in TV series such as The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Star Trek: Enterprise.

His previous film roles include Avatar, 300 and Hidalgo.

Superman: Man of Steel star Christopher Meloni was recently confirmed as a series regular for season five of the show, with showrunner Alan Ball suggesting that Meloni's character will have control over the fate of Bill and Eric.

Season five of True Blood premieres later this year on HBO in the US, while season four is currently airing on Sundays at 10pm on FX in the UK.

Parents Television Council wages campaign against MTV's 'Pants'

Parents Television Council wages campaign against MTV's 'Pants'

The Parents Television Council has complained about new MTV comedy series I Just Want My Pants Back and has urged advertisers to avoid the broadcasting network.

The PTC claimed that the adult content of the humour was inappropriate for MTV's audiences and reignited its dispute with the network, which it famously fell out with over controversial teen drama Skins.

In a statement, the PTC said: "While the show is only rated TV-14, content has already included the prelude to a sexual foursome and a woman asking a man to insert his finger into her rectum during intercourse.

"Once again MTV is taking HBO-style content and marketing it to a Nickelodeon-age audience."

PTC president Tim Winter said: "All of MTV's advertisers, including Dr Pepper, T-Mobile and Toyota, will be asked if foursomes and a woman who tells her sexual partner to 'stick a finger in my a**' are an accurate reflection of their hard-earned corporate brands.

"Parents need to be warned about MTV's stated intention to target children as young as 12 with this explicit material."

Pants airs at 11pm on MTV, but shows repeats in the daytime. However, the daytime reruns are edited versions with the adult gags removed.

The show, which premiered earlier this month, is a dramedy about a young man (Peter Vack) who falls for a woman who stole his trousers after a one-night stand.

'Fringe' casts 'Saw 3D' star Gina Holden

'Fringe' casts 'Saw 3D' star Gina Holden

Gina Holden has landed a guest role on Fox's Fringe.

The Saw 3D actress confirmed to Collider that she recently wrapped filming on the sci-fi drama.

"I just finished a great episode of Fringe," she said. "I'm not quite sure when it will air yet, and I don't want to give anything away because I want to respect the fans."

Holden's past television work includes roles on The CW's Life Unexpected, CBS thriller Harper's Island and Syfy's 2007-2008 Flash Gordon update.

Her film credits include 2006's Final Destination 3 and 2007's AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem.

Former Lost star Henry Ian Cusick and Se7en actor Michael Massee are among the other stars to have signed up for roles in the fourth season of Fringe.

The series continues on Fridays at 9/8c on Fox. In the UK, the fourth season will resume on Wednesday, February 8 at 10pm on Sky1.

Zach McGowan Promoted To Regular On Showtime’s Drama Series ‘Shameless’

Zach McGowan Promoted To Regular On Showtime’s Drama Series ‘Shameless’

Zach McGowan has been made a series regular for Season 3 of Showtime’s hit series “Shameless.”

McGowan has been recurring on the show this season playing ex-sex addict Jody Silverman who likes cooking breakfast in the nude. Shameless, which was given an early renewal 2 weeks ago, will begin production on Season 3 begins in July.

McGowan, repped by Innovative Artists and manager Ronni Hart, recently did Alloy Entertainment’s Web series Dating Rules from My Future.

'Darkover' novels to become TV series

'Darkover' novels to become TV series

A television adaptation of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover novels is in the works.

Buffalo Soldiers producer Ilene Kahn Power and Elizabeth Stanley have secured the rights to the fantasy series.

"Set in a unique world and full of great adventure, the Darkover series truly has the potential to be must-see television for seasons to come," said Kahn Power. "The novels have a huge fan following throughout the science fiction and fantasy communities."

The Darkover series consists of several novels and short stories, all set on the fictional, far-flung world of Darkover.

Kahn Power added: "With the ability to create the Darkover world through state-of-the-art effects and the opportunity to utilise multiple platforms to unfold our narrative, now is the ideal time to create a lasting and far-reaching series that features compelling characters and gripping stories.

"[The series] will appeal not only to existing fans but also to the broader audience which has embraced series such as Game of Thrones and Battlestar Galactica."

Co-producer Stanley praised author Bradley for "her rethinking and reinvention of gender roles".

"She was among the first speculative fiction writers to take on gender stereotypes and bend them or turn them topsy-turvy," she suggested. "Thereby creating complex and unforgettable characters whose struggles with their own identities, as well as what society expects of them, feel completely modern."

Bradley's 1983 novel The Mists of Avalon - a retelling of the Arthurian legends - was adapted as a TNT mini-series in 2001, earning three Emmy nominations.

'Celebrity Apprentice' Debbie Gibson: Everyone has something different

'Celebrity Apprentice' Debbie Gibson: Everyone has something different

Debbie Gibson has expressed her excitement over the cast of The Celebrity Apprentice.

The NBC reality series announced its largest Celebrity Apprentice cast ever at 18 celebrities earlier this year, including George Takei, Arsenio Hall, Penn Jillette and Gibson herself.

Gibson told Digital Spy that she is happy to have so many strong female competitors on her team, insisting that the women will hold their own against the men.

Asked who poses the biggest threat in the game, Gibson said: "Oh gosh, I don't know! I think everyone brings something different to the table. Obviously Adam [Corolla] and Clay [Aiken] seem like they're game, and so does Penn. But even for the girls, we've got some strong personalities. Lisa Lampanelli is fierce! I'm glad we have the people we do."

The 41-year-old went on to say that she is looking forward to putting her performing skills to the test on Celebrity Apprentice, explaining: "I'm hoping something comes up with singing! Of course that's my forte, so it'd be great if we had to perform to raise money or something 'cos I think the girls could blow that out of the water.

"Really, I'm just looking forward to the whole thing, to be honest. Even the stuff I'm not so great at will be a blast to try and hopefully I'll learn something new in the process!"

Show boss Donald Trump recently described the new Celebrity Apprentice cast as an "iconic group" of stars.

Celebrity Apprentice premieres Sunday, February 19 at 9/8c on NBC

'Whitechapel' rises to 5.8m on ITV1

'Whitechapel' rises to 5.8m on ITV1

Whitechapel rose to nearly 5.8 million viewers last night to help ITV1 to primetime victory, according to overnight data.

Though beaten last week by BBC One's The Diamond Queen, the Rupert Penry-Jones drama bounced back by improving to 5.79m (22.6%) in the 9pm hour (+1: 295k/1.6%).

The Diamond Queen dropped to 5.5m (21.5%) on its second week.

Earlier in the night, an instalment of BBC One's Panorama drew 3.26m (12.8%) from 8.30pm and ITV1's Cornwall with Caroline Quentin took 4.3m (17%) from 8pm.

On BBC Two, University Challenge continued with 2.8m (11.1%), An Island Parish had 2m (7.9%) and Protecting Our Children was watched by 1.75m (6.8%).

Channel 4's Dispatches was seen by 873k (3.4%) from 8pm (+1: 117k/0.5%), Coppers took 1.62m (6.3%) in the 9pm hour (+1: 321k/1.7%) and True Stories averaged 1.27m (7.5%) from 10pm (+1: 239k/2.6%).

Over on Channel 5, Police Interceptors appealed to 1.12m (4.4%). It was followed by an airing of Royal Marines: Mission Afghanistan, which remained steady at 1.1m (4.3%).

Overall, ITV1 won the night with 24.1%, ahead of BBC One's 21.8%. BBC Two finished third with 7%, followed by Channel 4 and Channel 5, which grabbed 4.9% (+1: 0.7%) and 3.5% respectively.

On E4, the latest episode of Skins dipped to 349k (1.9%) and 107k (1.1%) on timeshift.

Matt Groening Gives UCLA $500,000 for Animation

Matt Groening Gives UCLA $500,000 for Animation

Bart Simpson isn't a fan of school, but his creator is: Matt Groening has donated $500,000 to UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television for the endowment of The Matt Groening Chair in Animation.

The endowment will allow visiting master artists to teach classes in the program. This also marks the second year of the Matt Groening Initiative, in which "The Simpsons" creator gives $50,000 annually to supports animation students producing short animated films with social responsibility themes. It was started by Groening and Barbara Boyle, chair of the school’s Film, Television and Digital Media Department.

In its first year, the initiative's support led to TFT’s Erick Oh being named Student Academy Award 2011 for his film "Heart." He is now an animator at Pixar Animation Studios.

"The Simpsons," which has run for 23 seasons and been renewed for at least two more, airs its 500th episode Sunday.

Groening is receiving a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame to coincide with the milestone.

Comedy Central Renews 'Key & Peele' for 2nd Season

Comedy Central Renews 'Key & Peele' for 2nd Season

The sketch-comedy series "Key & Peele" has earned a second season from Comedy Central two weeks after its premiere, the network said Tuesday. The 10-episode second season will debut in the fall.

The series, which which is created by and stars "MADtv" veterans Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, drew 2.1 million total viewers on its Jan. 31 premiere. That's Comedy Central's best launch since the 2009 debut of "The Jeff Dunham Show."

The "Key & Peele" premiere performed particularly well in the men 18-34 and men 18-24 demographics, earning a 2.6 and 3.3 in the demos respectively and earning the top spot in its timeslot in those demos.

The sketch-comedy offering draws on Key and Peele's "shared background and experiences growing up biracial in a not quite post-racial world," according to Comedy Central.

“Because 'Key & Peele' has been so immediately and universally well received, I was worried if we didn't give the show a quick pick up, people might accuse me of being racist," Kent Alterman, Comedy Central's head of programming and production, said of the renewal.

"We are honored, humbled and most importantly contractually obligated to deliver a second season to Comedy Central," Key and Peele added.

TV Tonight 15th of February 2012

TV Tonight 15th of February 2012

The daily list in alphabetical order, of all the new episodes airing.

    10 O'Clock Live S02E02: "Series 2, Episode 2"
    1000 Ways to Die S03E39: "Death - Putting The "Fun" In "Funeral""
    112 - på liv och död S05E15: "Del 15 av 36"
    Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight S02E02: "Season 2, Episode 2"
    Amazing Eats S01E07: "Fried Feasts"
    American Idol S11E10: "Hollywood Round, Part 2"
    American Restoration S02E11: "Pump & Gun"
    American Restoration S02E12: "Tall Order"
    Anderson S01E98: "Blended Family Boot Camp"
    Anno 1790 S01E07: "The Blind Hand of Fate"
    Are You There, Chelsea? S01E06: "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying"
    Bees, Butterflies and Blooms S01E02: "Towns, Gardens and Britain in Bloom"
    Bitchin’ Kitchen S02E13: "Nonna's Recipe Chowdown"
    Chihayafuru S01E19: "Episode 19"
    Coach Trip S09E13: "Series 9, Day 13"
    Come Dine With Me S18E27: "Series 18, Series 23"
    Conan S02E51: "Curt Schilling"
    Criminal Minds S07E14: "Closing Time"
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation S12E14: "Seeing Red"
    Dark Minds S01E04: "The Woodsman"
    Days of our Lives S47E69: "Ep. #11779"
    Deal Or No Deal (UK) S07E160: "Episode 1840"
    Dickinson's Real Deal S08E52: "Series 8, Episode 52"
    Doctors S13E199: "Lovesick"
    Dumbest Stuff on Wheels S02E04: "Motoring Morons, Cruising Cretins & Buseys"
    Efterlyst S44E06: "15/2-12"
    Emmerdale S41E39: "February 15, 2012"
    Escape To The Country S12E32: "Chilterns"
    Face Off S02E06: "Triple Threat"
    Film 2012 with Claudia Winkleman S01E06: "Episode 6"
    General Hospital (US) S49E222: "#12496"
    Ghost Hunters S08E06: "City Hell"
    Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden S22E118: "Season 22, Episode 118"
    Got to Dance S03E46: "Series 3, Episode 46"
    Greatest Tank Battles S02E06: "Tank Ace: Ludwig Bauer"
    Halv åtta hos mig S08E15: "Stockholm - Carolin"
    Happy Endings S02E14: "Everybody Loves Grant"
    Hellsing Ultimate S01E09: "Hellsing IX"
    Hellstrøm Inviterer S01E15: "Nico Widerberg"
    Hollyoaks S18E33: "February 15, 2012"
    Home and Away (AU) S25E18: "Episode 5453"
    Hot In Cleveland S03E12: "Lost Loves"
    Hotel cæsar S28E152: "Season 28, Episode 152"
    House Hunters S48E32
    House Hunters International S25E35
    House of Anubis S02E56: "House of Snoops"
    House of Anubis S02E55: "House of Oblivion"
    Jeopardy! S28E108: "Show #6313"
    Jimmy Kimmel Live S09E206
    Johnny Test S05E38: "Johnny's Treasure"
    Kevin Bridges: What's The Story? S01E02: "Scotland"
    Kiekens S01E12: "Season 1, Episode 12"
    Last Call with Carson Daly S10E15: "Deadmau5, Jamestown Revival, Walk the Moon"
    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon S02E221: "Greg Kinnear, Poppy Montgomery, the Drums"
    Late Show with David Letterman S19E27: "Jon Stewart, Yelawolf with Kid Rock"
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit S13E14: "Home Invasions"
    LEGO NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu S02E06: "The Snake King"
    Lilyhammer S01E04: "The Midwife"
    Live with Regis and Kelly S29E122
    Masterchef (UK) S16E09: "Series 16, Episode 9"
    Modern Family S03E15: "Aunt Mommy"
    Neighbours S28E28: "Episode 6338"
    Not My Mama's Meals S01E06: "Diner Delight"
    One Born Every Minute S03E07: "Series 3, Episode 7"
    One Tree Hill S09E06: "Catastrophe And The Cure"
    Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy S02E06: "Redneck Extravaganzas"
    Operation Repo S09E16: "TBA"
    Papa no Iukoto o Kikinasai! S01E06: "Episode 6"
    Pointless S05E117: "Series 5, Episode 117"
    Prophets Of Science Fiction S01E05: "Isaac Asimov"
    Recorder to Randoseru S01E07: "Episode 7"
    ReModeled S01E05: "Attitude Adjustment"
    Republic of Doyle S03E06: "The Dating Game"
    Restaurant: Impossible S02E20: "Chatterbox"
    Revenge S01E15: "Chaos"
    Roger And Val Have Just Got In S02E02: "The Woman in the Attic"
    Royal Pains S03E15: "Hank And The Deep Blue Sea"
    South Beach Tow S01E09: "TBA"
    Suburgatory S01E14: "The Body"
    Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents S02E04: "Ayia Napa"
    Survivor S24E01: "Two Tribes, One Camp, No Rules"
    Sveriges mästerkock S02E09: "Trerättersmiddag"
    The Bold and the Beautiful S25E232: "Ep. #6261"
    The Chase (2009) S05E32: "Series 5, Episode 32"
    The Colbert Report S08E22: "Claire Danes"
    The Daily Show S17E58: "TBA"
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show S09E101: "Ellen Pompeo, Dierks Bentley"
    The Jeremy Kyle Show S07E108: "February 15, 2012"
    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson S08E28: "Jon Cryer, Morena Baccarin"
    The Middle S03E16: "The Concert"
    The Only Way Is Essex S04E06: "Series 4, Episode 6"
    The Real World/Road Rules Challenge S22E05: "Love the Way You Lie"
    The Revolution (2012) S01E23: "Season 1, Episode 23"
    The Soup S09E07: "February 15, 2012"
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno S19E242
    The View S15E106
    The Young and the Restless S39E229: "Ep. #9844"
    Thuis S17E123: "Season 17, Episode 123"
    Top Chef S09E15: "Culinary Games"
    Tunnelbanan S01E04: "Del 4"
    UEFA Champions League S09E17: "Extra Time - Knock Out Matches"
    UEFA Champions League S09E16: "AC Milan v Arsenal"
    UFC on Fuel TV S01E01: "Welterweight bout: Jake Ellenberger vs. Diego Sanchez"
    Wanted Down Under S06E33: "Series 6, Episode 33"
    Watch What Happens: Live S06E28: "Lil Kim and Willie Geist"
    Whitney S01E16: "48 Hours"

'House' Series Finale Set for May 21

'House' Series Finale Set for May 21

After eight seasons, five Emmys, a pair of Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, Fox's Hugh Laurie medical drama "House" will officially be discharged from the network's schedule on May 21.

A Fox rep confirms to TheWrap that "House" will end its run with a one-hour episode in the show's regular Monday night timeslot.

The network announced last week that the series would end after the current season. Laurie's contract with the show ends after season eight, and "House" has already dealt with numerous casting changes throughout its run.

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Original co-star Lisa Edelstein left the show before the eighth season began, and Olivia Wilde left the series in October to focus on movies.

Wilde is scheduled to return for the series finale, which will be directed and co-written by series creator David Shore, but the network has not announced whether or not Edelstein will return for a House/Cuddy reunion.

'Glee' Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston in Valentine's Day Episode

'Glee' Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston in Valentine's Day Episode

In a bit of tragically good timing, Tuesday's Valentine's Day-themed episode of "Glee" will include a performance of Whitney Houston's signature hit "I Will Always Love You," sung by McKinley High's own diva, Mercedes (Amber Riley).

"Purely coincidentally, the episode contains Mercedes singing 'I Will Always Love You,' the Dolly Parton song Houston made famous in 'The Bodyguard,'" a Fox representative told TheWrap. "The producers have decided to dedicate the episode to Houston's memory with a card in the end credits."

The episode, called "Heart," also features the introduction of guest stars Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes Mitchell as Rachel's (Lea Michele) two dads, Hiram and Leroy.

'The Voice' Carries for Another NBC Monday Win; 'Smash' Slides But Beats Competition

'The Voice' Carries for Another NBC Monday Win; 'Smash' Slides But Beats Competition

NBC's "The Voice" powered the network to a Monday night win for the second straight week over a slate of CBS sitcoms that routinely dominated the night in the fall, according to preliminary numbers.

"The Voice" slipped from last week, as did its followup, "Smash." But every CBS show hit a season low. It was another big win for fourth-place NBC on a night when most-watched network CBS once looked bulletproof.

"The Voice," airing from 8-10 p.m., had a 5.9/15 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, down 12 percent from last week. At 10, "Smash" had a 2.8/7, down 26 percent from its premiere last week. Despite the significant slip, "Smash" won its timeslot -- beating CBS's "Hawaii 5-0." In its first two weeks it has earned NBC's two highest in-season ratings since April 2009, not including the Olympics.

"The Voice" beat CBS's slate of comedies by a 64 percent margin. It is currently the highest-rated show of the season on any network -- ahead of typical No. 1 "American Idol" -- but that is because of a huge boost from its season two premiere episode, which aired in the plum spot after the Super Bowl.

Overall, NBC averaged a 4.9/12 in the demo and 13.4 million total viewers. CBS, second in ratings and viewers, averaged a 3.3/8 and 10.3 million.

CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" at 8 slipped 15 percent from last week to a 3.4/10 in the demo, with 9.1 million total viewers. "2 Broke Girls" at 8:30 slid 14 percent from last week for a 3.7/10 and 10.5 million total viewers. "Two and a Half Men" at 9 ticked down 12 percent for a 3.8/9 and 12.3 million total viewers. "Mike & Molly" at 9:30 drew a 3.3/8 and 11 million total viewers, while "Hawaii 5-0" closed the night at 10 with a 2.6/7 and 9.5 million total viewers.

ABC was third in ratings and viewers with a 2.3/6 in the demo and 8.3 million. "The Bachelor" at 8 drew a 2.5/6 and 8 million total viewers, followed by "Castle" at 10, which received a 2.0/5 in the demo and 8.9 million total viewers.

Fox came in fourth for the night with an average 2.1/5 in the demo and 6.7 million total viewers. "House" at 8 received a 2.4/6 in the demo and 7.2 million total viewers, while "Alcatraz" at 9 dropped 17 percent for a 1.9/4 in the demo and 6.2 million total viewers.