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maandag 14 mei 2012

No live feed for Big Brother 2012 on Channel 5?

No live feed for Big Brother 2012 on Channel 5?

Channel 5 has “no plans” to bring live feed back to Big Brother or Celebrity Big Brother in 2012, it has been revealed.

Live feed, a key feature on Big Brother since its start on Channel 4 in 2000, did not survive the move to Channel 5 last year.

Despite complaints from many fans, bosses have always insisted that the live feed would not make a return.

Channel 5 controller Jeff Ford said last summer: “We could have done it if we wanted to. Channel 4 did do live streaming, but then they did less and less and less, then it became subscription so it hasn’t completely changed radically.

“There was a time when people sleeping or something major happening was the most interesting thing and you had to watch Big Brother['s live feed], but then we all moved on.”

Responding to queries from viewers, a representative from Channel 5 said: “There are currently no plans to bring back a live feed for this programme following the success of the use of social media platforms for the 2011 programme.”

'The Voice' adds spinning chairs to battle rounds

'The Voice' adds spinning chairs to battle rounds

NBC's The Voice will be bringing its spinning chair gimmick into the show's battle rounds, it has been reported.

The programme, which just wrapped its second season, uses blind auditions in its early episodes.

Judges Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, and Cee Lo Green listen with their backs turned to hopefuls, so that looks do not affect their decisions. They choose contestants by spinning their chairs around..

Deadline reports that the feature will be used in next season's battle rounds for the first time.

There is no word yet on exactly how the chairs will change the proces of battle rounds, but NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt said that the addition will make The Voice "even better and more competitive".

The Voice is among several shows returning for NBC's 2012-2013 fall schedule.

All four judges have signed on to participate this fall, though their spring contracts will be based on whether the musicians will be available for the rigorous shooting schedule.

'Once Upon A Time' star: 'Killed off character could return'

'Once Upon A Time' star: 'Killed off character could return'

Once Upon A Time star Jamie Dornan has teased that he "wouldn't be shocked" to see his character resurrected after seemingly being killed off in this week's episode.

The actor suggested that the nature of the ABC fantasy series allowed for Sheriff Graham and his fairytale counterpart the Huntsman to be brought back at a later date.

"There's definitely a chance my face will be seen again," Dornan told Digital Spy. "That's the way the show is written, they make allowances for that. They leave it very much open for surprises like that.

"I can't say too much, but I wouldn't be shocked if I was seen again... there's a lot of flashbacks and stuff."

Asked what's in store for Emma (Jennifer Morrison) following Graham's murder at the hands of Regina (Lana Parrilla), Dornan replied: "Emma's very independent [and] strong... she's a tough cookie.

"But she did let herself fall for the sheriff and I literally died in her arms. How she deals with it is quite interesting. She ends up taking on a lot of responsibility after I've gone."

Dornan also admitted that he was taken aback by the response to Graham's death over in the US as he had been aware of the twist from the very start.

"The reaction in the States was mad," he recalled. "Twitter went mad - there's all these 'save the Huntsman' campaigns. I suppose it's a big thing, because it's the first [character] to go.

"I knew it was happening when I started it, so I wasn't shocked. But I suppose lots of people were. I think it's cool to be involved in the show in any realm."

Once Upon A Time exec Edward Kitsis said in February that he would like Dornan to return.

Development Update: Series Pick Up the 14th of May

Development Update: Series Pick Up the 14th of May

ELEMENTARY (CBS) - The drama pilot - which envisions Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) in the present day as a former Scotland Yard consultant who solves crimes for the NYPD alongside Joan Watson (Lucy Liu), his personal recovery assistant - has been ordered to series by the Eye. Writer Robert Doherty and director Michael Cuesta are behind the hour, which comes from the CBS Television Studios-based Timberman-Beverly Productions. Aidan Quinn also stars the NYPD Captain who hires Holmes. Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman also serve as executive producers. (

FRIEND ME (CBS) - The Christopher Mintz-Plasse/Nicholas Braun-led comedy - about best pals Rob and Evan who have just moved to L.A. from Indiana to start new jobs at Groupon - has likewise been ordered to series. Ajay Sahgal and Alan Kirschenbaum penned the CBS Television Studios-based half-hour, which also stars Dan Ahdoot, Parvesh Cheena and Tim Robinson as the duo's pals from back home whom they remain in touch via video chat. Pamela Fryman helmed the pilot. (

GOLDEN BOY (CBS) - The Nick Wootton-penned hour - which tracks one man's (Theo James) meteoric rise from uniform cop at age 26 to police commissioner at 34 - is also heading to series at the Eye. Holt McCallany, Bonnie Somerville, Chi McBride, Kevin Alejandro and Stella Maeve co-star in the Warner Bros. Television-based hour, which was directed by Richard Shepard and executive produced by Greg Berlanti. (

THE JOB (CBS) - The Lisa Ling-hosted reality competition - in which five contestants will go head-to-head for the chance to score their dream job at one of America's most prestigious companies - has made the cut for Eye's 2012-13 season lineup. James Sunderland, Mark Burnett and Michael Davies are all behind the project, which is being co-produced by Embassy Row Productions, Mark Burnett Productions and Sony Pictures Television. (

MADE IN JERSEY (A.K.A. BABY BIG SHOT) (CBS) - The Janet Montgomery-led drama - about a working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a Manhattan law firm - is the latest hour heading to series at the Eye. Dana Calvo penned the project for Jamie Tarses and Julia Franz's Sony Pictures Television-based FanFare Productions. Erin Cummings, Felix Solis, Kyle MacLachlan, Pablo Schreiber, Stephanie March and Toni Trucks co-star while Kevin Falls will serve as showrunner. (

PARTNERS (CBS) - David Kohan and Max Mutchnick's multi-camera comedy about two male architects - one straight (David Krumholtz), one gay (Michael Urie) - whose relationship itself resembles a marriage has booked a series commitment at the Eye. Warner Bros. Television is behind the hour, which was directed by James Burrows. Brandon Routh, Molly Shannon, Sophia Bush and Tracy Vilar also star. (

VEGAS (A.K.A. UNTITLED RALPH LAMB PROJECT) (CBS) - The period drama - about Ralph Lamb (Dennis Quaid), the cowboy-turned-Las Vegas sheriff in the 1960s - rounded out the Eye's wave of 2012-13 season pickups. Greg Walker and Nicholas Pileggi are behind the project, which comes from CBS Television Studios, director James Mangold, and fellow executive producers Arthur Sarkissian and Cathy Konrad. Carrie-Anne Moss, James Russo, Jason O'Mara, Michael Chiklis, Michael O'Neill, Michael Reilly Burke and Taylor Handley round out the hefty ensemble. (

'The Voice', 'Community': NBC's 2012-13 lineup - Night By Night

'The Voice', 'Community': NBC's 2012-13 lineup - Night By Night

A full night-by-night guide to the new NBC fall lineup for 2012 follows:

8/7c The Voice
10pm Revolution (New)

8pm The Voice
9pm Go On (New)
9.30 pm The New Normal (New)
10pm Parenthood

8pm Animal Practice (New)
8.30pm Guys with Kids (New)
9pm Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
10pm Chicago Fire (New)

8pm 30 Rock
8.30pm Up All Night
9pm The Office
9.30pm Parks and Recreation
10pm Rock Centre with Brian Williams

8pm Whitney
8.30pm Community
9pm Grimm
10-11pm Dateline NBC

Encore programming

7pm Football Night in America
8.15pm NBC Sunday Night Football

SUNDAY (Post-football / Winter 2013)
7pm Dateline NBC
8pm Fashion Star
9pm The Celebrity Apprentice
10pm Do No Harm (New)

Rumored Fox Schedule: ‘Glee’ To Move To Thursdays, ‘Touch’ To Fridays?

Rumored Fox Schedule: ‘Glee’ To Move To Thursdays, ‘Touch’ To Fridays?

Fox will follow NBC in presenting its fall lineup tomorrow. But unlike the peacock network, which is overhauling its schedule with four nights of comedies, Fox is not expected to make drastic changes. The network would not comment, but I hear that it will stick to its plan to launch an all-comedy Tuesday night with Raising Hope, Ben & Kate, New Girl and Mindy Kaling’s It’s Messy. Glee, which anchored the Tuesday comedy block for the last two years, is rumored to be relocating to Thursday after X Factor.

In its sophomore season, Kiefer Sutherland’s Touch may join Fringe on Fridays for a sci-fi-themed night, while new medical drama The Mob Doc drama looks Monday-bound, inheriting the night of Fox’s veteran medical drama House and possibly airing with Bones. As expected, given its 15-episode-a-season order, I hear Fox is holding back its highest-profile new series, the Kevin Bacon-starring The Following for midseason, along with new comedy The Goodwin Games.

CBS Orders Michael Davies-Mark Burnett Reality Series ‘The Job’ For Midseason

CBS Orders Michael Davies-Mark Burnett Reality Series ‘The Job’ For Midseason

CBS has started making series orders for next season. On the reality side, the network has picked up The Job, executive produced by Who Wants To Be A Millionaire guru Michael Davies and Survivor chief Mark Burnett.

The project, hosted by Lisa Ling, features five contestants, narrowed down from thousands of applicants across the country, who compete for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to land their dream job at one of America’s most prestigious companies. Davies’ Embassy Row and Sony Pictures TV are producing, with Burnett, Davies and James Sunderland executive producing.

Will 'Community' Creator Dan Harmon Stay On as Showrunner? NBC Chief Unsure

Will 'Community' Creator Dan Harmon Stay On as Showrunner? NBC Chief Unsure

NBC entertainment president Bob Greenblatt said Sunday he doesn't know whether "Community" creator Dan Harmon will return as showrunner for the comedy's fourth season.

The network announced Sunday that the series will move from Thursdays to Fridays. Greenblatt says that while he expects Harmon to remain a creative force on the show -- perhaps as a consultant -- he did not know yet whether he would remain in charge of it. He said talks are underway.

"I haven't been part of those conversations," he added, in a conference call with reporters about the network's 2012-13 lineup.

Harmon has clashed with Chevy Chase, one of the stars in the show's ensemble cast, but Greenblatt said that was not a factor in whether Harmon would stay with the show.

"I don't think so," he said, adding, "I know it has blown up into something." Whether Harmon will stay on, he said, depends on "larger issues that have to do with a lot of things."

Harmon's "Community" co-show runners, Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan, are leaving the NBC show for a two-year deal in which they will develop and supervise new projects for 20th Century Fox TV.

Tyler James was saved by at the expense of Wood and Moses.

Voice UK: Matt & Sueleen, Adam Isaac, Frances Wood, Joelle Moses exit

Adam Isaac, Matt & Sueleen, Joelle Moses and Frances Wood are the latest acts to leave The Voice UK.

Two acts each from Sir Tom Jones and's teams had to leave the competition this week after last night's live show.

Leanne Mitchell was chosen by Sir Tom Jones to go through to the next stage of the competition ahead of Matt & Sueleen and Isaac.

Tyler James was saved by at the expense of Wood and Moses.

Ruth Brown was voted straight through from Jones's team, while Jaz Ellington was spared's elimination choice.

When picking his second contestant to go through, Jones said: "Adam was great, he has done everything I've asked him to do and more, and the same thing with Matt and Sueleen.

"Then of course Leanne, with that voice. But I must say this, you must take this as an experience and go away stronger than where you were when you first stepped in. But based on Saturday's performances, I must go with Leanne Mitchell."

Isaac told host Holly Willoughby: "I feel good, I just want to say thanks to Tom, I agree with you. This is called The Voice, and Leanne has an amazing voice."

When it came to's decision, he said: "Frances, you knocked it out the box. I was proud of you. Joelle, you were fantastic, powerful. Tyler, great smooth control, Mr Cool, it was just fantastic. I was proud of everybody."

He added: "We've learned a lot together, we had a whole bunch of fun, but now it is battle time. I need somebody that given any scenario will go through with flying colours. And that's Tyler."

Moses said: "I'd just like to say thanks to Will and the coaches for the encouragement. It has been a blessing to be on this stage."

Wood added: "I wanted to have learned things and to have benefited from it, and I've had an amazing experience."

The Voice UK continues next week at 6.30pm on BBC One, when Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue's teams battle it out to stay in the competition.

Simon Cowell invites all three judges back to 'Britain's Got Talent'

Simon Cowell invites all three judges back to 'Britain's Got Talent'

Simon Cowell has stated that he would like all three Britain's Got Talent judges to return next year.

Speaking on ITV2's Britain's Got More Talent, he revealed that he will invite David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden to come back for the show's seventh series.

He said: "I can say that if they will accept my invitation, that all three and me will be back next year."

Amanda Holden joked: "If we've got a pen, I'd like that in writing!"

Cowell had earlier stated that this year's final was the "best" he had ever been involved with.

He said: "Without question, I've done a lot of these shows. It's been the greatest final we've ever done. I've absolutely loved it."

The music mogul also congratulated his fellow judges, the "amazing" hosts Ant & Dec, sponsors Virgin Media and the show's production team for this year's series.

Ashleigh & Pudsey were voted this year's winners, beating Jonathan & Charlotte and Only Boys Aloud into second and third place respectively.

'Britain's Got Talent' final is most watched show of 2012

'Britain's Got Talent' final is most watched show of 2012

Britain's Got Talent Final: Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, winners Ashleigh and Pudsey, Simon Cowell and David Walliams.

Britain's Got Talent ended with a huge audience of 11.9m last night (Saturday), becoming the most-watched show of the year so far.

Ashleigh & Pudsey's win was seen by 11.38m (46.4%) between 7.30pm and 10pm, peaking with 13.8m in the last five minutes, and adding 496k (2.2%) on ITV1 +1.

Britain's Got More Talent bowed out with 1.59m (8.2%) immediately after the main show, grabbing an extra 128k on timeshift.

BBC One's The Voice - scheduled earlier to avoid a Got Talent clash - sunk to a new low of 5.64m (29.4%) at 6.10pm.

The National Lottery: In It To Win It (3.2m/13.7%) and Casualty (3.35m/13.1%) followed the singing contest, while The Cube took 2.97m (15.9%) for ITV1.

Keith Lemon's Lemonaid rumbled on with 1.78m (11.8%) at 5.45pm (+1: 122k). BBC One's screening of Madagascar logged 2.45m (18.4%).

Elsewhere, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring pulled in 1.28m (5.6%) to Channel 4 from 6.45pm (+1: 260k).

Meanwhile, Top of the Pops earned BBC Two's best numbers with 1.42m (6.9%) at 10pm, while CSI: NY drew 1.02m (4.3%) an hour earlier at 9pm (+1: 142k).

Overall, ITV1 dominated primetime with 36.2% (+: 1.5%), ahead of BBC One's 20.2%. Channel 4 claimed third place with 5.6% (+1: 1%), followed by BBC Two's 4.9%, and Channel 5's 2.7%.

Scandinavian drama The Bridge continued with 705k (2.7%) and 639k (3.3%) on BBC Four between 9pm and 11pm.

TV Tonight 14th of May 2012

TV Tonight 14th of May 2012

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

    60 Minute Makeover S09E33: "Series 9, Episode 33"
    A Question of Sport S43E21: "May 14, 2012"
    Adventure Time with Finn and Jake S04E08: "Hug Wolf"
    America's Got Talent S07E01: "Season 7, Episode 1"
    American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior S03E13: "Change of Heart"
    American Masters S25E05: "Johnny Carson"
    Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S08E06: "Finland"
    Antiques Roadshow (US) S16E17: "Minneapolis (Hour Two)"
    Australian Story S17E15: "When We Were Racers"
    Bang Goes The Theory S06E08: "Humans and Dogs"
    Basketball Wives S04E13: "Season 4, Episode 13"
    Bethenny Ever After S03E13: "Aspen-ational"
    Big Brother Sverige S08E74: "Del 74"
    Bones S07E13: "The Past in the Present"
    Britain's Got More Talent S06E15: "All Singing All Dancing"
    Canada's Got Talent S01E22: "Season 1 Finale"
    Cash In The Attic S18E66: "Series 18, Show 66"
    Chelsea Lately S06E80
    Conan S02E91: "Ep 91"
    Continuum S01E01: "A Stitch in Time"
    Coronation Street S53E98: "Mon May 14, 2012 [Episode 2]"
    Coronation Street S53E97: "Mon May 14, 2012 [Episode 1]"
    Dancing With the Stars (US) S14E16: "Season 14, Episode 16"
    Dara O'Briain: School of Hard Sums S01E05: "David O'Doherty"
    Deal Or No Deal (UK) S07E236: "Episode 1916"
    Dickinson's Real Deal S08E108: "Series 8, Episode 108"
    Dispatches S26E03: "Watching the Detectives"
    Doctors S14E28: "Acting Strangely"
    EastEnders S28E78: "May 14, 2012"
    Éden Hotel S02E41: "Season 2, Episode 41"
    Eden's World S01E05: "Berri & Michelle"
    Emmerdale S41E114: "May 14, 2012"
    En stark resa med Morgan & Ola-Conny S01E07: "Sydafrika"
    Escape To The Country S12E55: "North Devon"
    Eureka S05E05: "Jack Of All Trades"
    General Hospital (US) S50E31: "#12559"
    Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden S22E181: "Season 22, Episode 181"
    Gossip Girl S05E24: "The Return of the Ring"
    Great British Menu S07E26: "The Olympic Feast - 26"
    Hacktion S02E13: "A bosszú anatómiája"
    Halv åtta hos mig S08E53: "Falun - Sara"
    Hart Of Dixie S01E22: "The Big Day"
    Hawaii Five-0 (2010) S02E23: "Ua Hala (Death in The Family)"
    Hollyoaks S18E96: "May 14, 2012"
    Home and Away (AU) S25E81: "Episode 5516"
    Homes Under the Hammer S15E15: "Series 15, Show 15"
    Hotel cæsar S29E13: "Season 29, Episode 13"
    Hotel Impossible S01E06
    House S08E21: "Holding On"
    House Hunters S48E95: "Looking For A Vaction Home In Sunny Florida"
    House Hunters International S25E98
    How I Met Your Mother S07E24: "The Magician's Code (2)"
    How I Met Your Mother S07E23: "The Magician's Code (1)"
    Hyouka S01E04: "History of The "Glorious" Classic Literature Club"
    Inside the Actors Studio S17E09: "Cast and Creator of "Mad Men""
    Jeopardy! S28E171: "Show #6376"
    Kimi to Boku S02E07: "Episode 7"
    Kurt Sutter's Outlaw Empires S01E01: "Crips"
    La La's Full Court Life S02E09: "Kiss and Makeup, Part 1"
    Last Call with Carson Daly S10E54
    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon S02E269
    Late Show with David Letterman S19E73
    Leyla ile Mecnun S02E38: "Season 2, Episode 38"
    Live with Regis and Kelly S29E184
    Made in Chelsea S03E07: "Series 3, Episode 7"
    Make It or Break It S03E08: "United Stakes"
    Masterchef Australia S04E08: "Monday - Week 2"
    Metalocalypse S04E03: "Prankklok"
    Mike & Molly S02E23: "The Wedding"
    Morgan Spurlock's New Britannia S01E07: "Episode 7"
    Motorcity S01E03: "Ride The Lightning"
    Neighbours S28E91: "Episode 6401"
    Panorama S60E18: "The Truth About Tax"
    Pointless S06E49: "Series 6, Episode 49"
    Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is S06E30: "Series 6, Episode 30"
    Regular Show S03E27: "Busted Cart"
    Richard Hammond's Crash Course S01E05: "Demolition"
    Ridiculousness S02E03: "Sara Jean Underwood"
    Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge S01E06: "East Coast of America"
    Saki (JP) S02E06: "TBA"
    Salatut elämät S14E161: "Janne on saksikas uros"
    Showder Klub S09E07: "Season 9, Episode 7"
    Smash S01E15: "Bombshell"
    Sousei no Aquarion S02E20: "Episode 20"
    The 70s S01E04: "The Late 70s"
    The Amazing Race Norway S01E10: "Season 1, Episode 10"
    The Bachelorette S08E01: "Week 1 (S8)"
    The Big Break S13E06: "Big Break Atlantis - Maiden Voyage"
    The Block S05E26: "Shelley Craft Challenge"
    The Bold and the Beautiful S26E37: "Ep. #6321"
    The Chase (2009) S05E70: "Series 5, Episode 70"
    The Dales S02E11: "Series 2, Episode 11"
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show S09E159
    The Gadget Show: World Tour S01E04: "Manhattan"
    The Jeremy Kyle Show S07E169: "May 14, 2012"
    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson S08E79
    The Pitch S01E04: "Popchips"
    The Project S04E114: "Season 4, Episode 114"
    The Revolution (2012) S01E76: "Season 1, Episode 76"
    The Secret Life of the American Teenager S04E21: "Allies"
    The Secret Millionaire S10E01: "David King"
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno S19E300
    The View S15E159: "Jenna Ushkowitz, Marc Cherry"
    The Voice (AU) S01E10: "Live Show"
    The Young and the Restless S40E36: "Ep. #9905"
    Thuis S17E186: "Season 17, Episode 186"
    Top Chef Canada S02E10: "Show Us Your Soul"
    Tricky Business (AU) S01E01: "Pilot"
    Two and a Half Men S09E24: "Oh Look! Al-Qaeda!"
    Undercover Boss: Abroad S01E22
    Undercover Boss: Abroad S01E23
    Undercover Stings S01E03: "Drug Dealer Under My Bed"
    Wild Justice S02E09: "Snake Shakedown"
    WWE Raw S20E20: "Episode #990"
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal S01E55: "Galaxy-Eyes Sealed!? A Cosmic Level Numbers"
    Интерны S07E07: "Season 7, Episode 7"

CBS Cancels 'CSI: Miami,' 'Rob,' 'Unforgettable,' 'A Gifted Man'

CBS Cancels 'CSI: Miami,' 'Rob,' 'Unforgettable,' 'A Gifted Man'

David Caruso has whipped off those sunglasses for the final time: CBS has cancelled veteran drama series "CSI: Miami," as well the freshman dramas "Unforgettable," "A Gifted Man," "NYC 22," and the comedy "Rob." The star of "A Gifted Man" took to Twitter to vent about the news.

"CSI: Miami," which premiered in 2002, is the first series in the network's "CSI" franchise to be cancelled. "CSI" has aired since 2000, and underwent a revamp this season with the addition of Ted Danson to the cast. "CSI: NY" is also expected back next season.

"'CSI: Miami' leaves an amazing television legacy -- a signature look and style, global popularity and as a key player in CBS's rise to the top over the past decade," CBS said in a statement. "We thank all the producers -- led by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Ann Donahue -- and its talented cast, led by David Caruso, for 10 outstanding seasons. Viewers around the world will continue to enjoy rebroadcasts of 'CSI: Miami' in syndication and on key digital platforms for many years to come."

"A Gifted Man" star Patrick Wilson tweeted about his show's end: "So...shocking to no one: #agiftedman is done. Found out via email...and not from the network. Stay classy. Thanks to AGM fans! ... but now that it's "official," I couldn't be happier. As good as it was (sometimes) it was not what I signed on for."

The cancellations Sunday came as CBS ordered several new series, including the dramas "Elementary," "Vegas," "Made in Jersey," and "Golden Boy," the comedies "Friend Me" and "Partners," and the reality series "The Job."

'The Voice' Returning in Fall for First Time, Paired with J.J. Abrams' 'Revolution'

'The Voice' Returning in Fall for First Time, Paired with J.J. Abrams' 'Revolution'

NBC will air its top-rated "The Voice" in the fall for the first time, paired on Mondays with the ambitious new J.J. Abrams' drama "Revolution." It will also air "The Voice" on Tuesdays, to be followed by a new hour of comedy, and will move the low-rated Thursday comedies "Whitney," and "Community" to Fridays, creating another new comedy block.

NBC made the scheduling announcements Sunday, the day before its upfront presentation to advertisers of its 2012-13 schedule. It also revealed the timeslots for several shows it has ordered to series in the past week, and officially renewed "The Office," its highest-rated scripted show.

It passed on a Sarah Silverman comedy, as well as Roseanne Barr's "Downwardly Mobile," which would have reunited her with "Roseanne" co-star John Goodman.

The fall airing for "The Voice" was long expected given that the show is NBC's top-rated program, aside from NFL football. (TheWrap first reported it in February.) The big question was what show NBC would air after it, in the plum spot that was given to "Smash" when the shows started airing on Mondays in February. "Revolution" (photo above) got the Monday spot, in what seems a strong show of faith in the series co-created by "Supernatural" creator Eric Kripke. It features an ensemble cast that includes "Breaking Bad" villain Giancarlo Esposito, and imagines a world where all sources of energy suddenly disappear.

On Tuesday, "The Voice" will be followed by the new Matthew Perry comedy "Go On," and "The New Normal," from "Glee" veterans Ryan Murphy and Allison Adler.

The move to Friday for "Whitney" and "Community" reflects a longtime network strategy -- at least in the case of "Community" -- of moving shows with small but devoted audiences to the little-watched night. The idea is that fans of such shows will follow them anywhere. But there's also hope on Fridays, where the fantasy drama "Grimm" was a surprise success for NBC this season. The show will keep its 9 p.m. timeslot, airing after the two comedies.

"People usually think that Friday is a bad place to be, but we're really excited about Friday, especially with 'Grimm,' which has really taken root at 9 o'clock," NBC entertainment president Bob Greenblatt told TheWrap. He said he hoped that "Whitney" and "Community" could be "a beachhead for comedies" on Friday, a night NBC has recently limited to drama and the comedic drama "Chuck," which just aired its final season.

Though NBC ordered the series "Hannibal," an update on the "Silence of the Lambs" villain, earlier this year, it isn't on the fall schedule. Because NBC ordered it without a pilot, the show will begin shooting all at once in July, for midseason airing. The role of Hannibal Lecter has yet to be cast. "Smash" will also return in midseason.

NBC's new fall shows include the dramas "Chicago Fire," from "Law & Order" executive producer Dick Wolf, and the sitcoms “Animal Practice” and “Guys with Kids." Its midseason series include "Do No Harm," and “Infamous," and the comedies "Save Me,” “1600 Penn” and “Next Caller.”

Matt LeBlanc's 'Episodes' returns to BBC Two with 1.2m

Matt LeBlanc's 'Episodes' returns to BBC Two with 1.2m

Matt LeBlanc's Episodes kicked off its second series with respectable numbers on Friday night, overnight data suggests.

The sitcom averaged 1.24m (6.3%) for BBC Two at 10pm, despite a lead-in of just 1.01m (4.4%) from Maestro at the Opera. Mastermind (1.78m/8.4%) and Gardeners' World (2.13m/9.1%) aired earlier.

Have I Got News For You (5.14m/22.3%) and Not Going Out (4.15m/18.5%) on BBC One overwhelmed Piers Morgan's Life Stories, which mustered 3.99m (17.5%) for ITV1 at 9pm (+1: 245k) for its Dennis Waterman interview.

Would I Lie To You? amused 3.23m (13.8%) at 8.30pm, while The Graham Norton Show entertained 3.42m (23.1%) from 10.35pm.

Channel 4's comedy night continued steadily as 8 Out of 10 Cats grabbed 1.02m (4.4%) at 9pm (+1: 303k), 943k (4.2%) watched impressions show Very Important People half-an-hour later, and Alan Carr: Chatty Man had 1.66m (9.4%) at 10pm (+1: 254k).

Meanwhile, The Mentalist was Channel 5's most-watched programme with 1.48m (6.5%).

Overall, ITV1 led primetime with 22.1% (+1: 0.7%), beating BBC One's 20%. BBC Two managed third place with 6.6%, ahead of Channel 4's 5% (+1: 0.9%), and Channel 5's 3.9% (+1: 0.2%).

Action thriller Taken appealed to 1m (4.8%) on Film4 from 9pm.

CBS Orders Sherlock Holmes Drama to Series, Plus 3 More Dramas, 2 Comedies, and Reality Show

CBS Orders Sherlock Holmes Drama to Series, Plus 3 More Dramas, 2 Comedies, and Reality Show

CBS has ordered four new drama series, including the Sherlock Holmes update "Elementary," as well as two new comedies and a reality show from Mark Burnett.

"Elementary" stars Jonny Lee Miller as a modern-day Sherlock in New York City, whose Holmes is played by Lucy Liu. "Vegas," starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis, is a 1960s period drama about Ralph Lamb, a rodeo cowboy turned sheriff of Las Vegas. "Made in Jersey" stars Janet Montgomery as a working class woman who uses her street smarts at a tony Manhattan law firm, and "Golden Boy" tracks a cop's rise from officer to detective to police commissioner.

The new comedy "Friend Me," is about two Indiana twentysomethings -- played by Nicholas Braun and "Superbad" star Christopher Mintz-Plasse -- who move to Los Angeles to work at Groupon. "Partners," the other comedy, is about two lifelong friends and business partners.

The career-minded reality series "The Job" comes from Mark Burnett and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" executive producer Michael Davies.