24 and Law & Order aired their series finales on Monday night to middling ratings. The Fox spy series drew only 8.9 million viewers, a 13 percent drop from its Season 7 finale. After 20 seasons, Law & Order went off the air with only 7.6 million viewers, down 12 percent from last week's episode and 5 percent down from last year's season finale. Of the other finales that aired on Monday night, only The Big Bang Theory showed a gain, helping CBS to win the night overall. The geek comedy drew 14.8 million viewers, up 41 percent over its last season-ender. The other four CBS finales - How I Met Your Mother (8.2 million), Rules of Engagement (8.2 million), Two and a Half Men (15.4 million) and CSI: Miami (12.4 million) - were each down from their respective finales last season. Chuck's two-hour season finale on NBC brought in 5.1 million viewers, about the same as last week's episode and last season's finale. Over on ABC, Dancing with the Stars drew 19.1 million viewers, its lowest-rated Monday night this season. The Bachelorette also lagged, with only 9.2 million tuning in for the season premiere. Which shows did you watch on Monday? Source Here
Ahh! So many Monday night finales, so little time! A 2-hour Chuck finale that's sure to be epic, along with the last 24 episode ever ... not to mention the last performance round of Dancing with the Stars ! Did I mention this is all at 8/7c? I hope you're TiVo has some mad multitasking skills! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c Chuck on NBC -- season finale! 24 on Fox -- series finale! Dancing with the Stars on ABC How I Met Your Mother on CBS -- season finale! 10 Things I Hate About You (TV) on ABC Family 8:30/7:30c Rules of Engagement on CBS -- season finale! 9/8c The Bachelorette on ABC -- season premiere! Two and a Half Men on CBS -- season finale! 9:30/8:30c The Big Bang Theory on CBS -- season finale! 10/9c Law & Order on NBC -- series finale! CSI: Miami on CBS Nurse Jackie on Showtime Saving Grace on TNT The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Bravo 10:30/9:30c The United States of Tara on Showtime Don't forget to check out the SideReel editorial team's individual columns and Twitter accounts over at our new Reel Critics page to see what we have to say about tonight's TV! What will you be watching?
Watch a sneak peek of the new episode of LAW & ORDER "Love Eternal" Season 20 Episode 22 which airs Monday May 17 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Summary: When a television crew from a style show goes in search of a fashion victim, Marielle Di Napoli (guest star Anna Gunn), they find a murder victim instead. As Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) investigate this unusual crime, they begin to suspect the victimâs wife, who has a violent and peculiar past. The case is further complicated when detectives discover the truth behind the victimâs financial situation. Also Starring: S. Epatha Merkerson (Lt. Anita Van Buren), Linus Roache (Executive A.D.A. Michael Cutter), Alana De La Garza (A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa) Sam Waterston (Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy). Source & Preview
Watch a sneak peek of the new episode of LAW & ORDER "Immortal" Season 20 Episode 21 which airs Monday May 17 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Summary: When Jerome Turner (guest star Terence Archie) dies of stab wounds upon arrival at a hospital, Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) are called in to investigate. They soon discover that, unknown to everyone, Turner was leading a double life. Family tensions escalate as the detectives begin to unravel secrets of an exploited family. Also Starring: S. Epatha Merkerson (Lt. Anita Van Buren), Linus Roache (Executive A.D.A. Michael Cutter), Alana De La Garza (A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa) Sam Waterston (Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy) Source & Preview
this is a direct quote from cnn NBC has officially confirmed reports that the original "Law & Order" series is canceled. Its last episode will be on Monday, May 24. But, as we reported earlier, that doesn't mean the spinoffs are also disappearing: NBC has officially picked up "LOLA," a Los Angeles based version of "Law & Order," and "Law & Order: SVU" is moving forward. Said NBC president Angela Bromstad in the release, " âLaw & Orderâ has been one of the most successful franchises in the history of television, which is why it is so critical that we continue this important brand and our relationship with Dick Wolf and his team with âLOLAâ and âLaw & Order: SVU.â " The network didn't provide a reason for the cancellation.
NBC has canceled Law & Order , it announced Friday, putting the seminal Dick Wolf procedural one season shy of becoming the longest-running drama series in TV history. In addition, the network ordered a new spin-off, Law & Order: Los Angeles, and renewed Law & Order: Special Victims Unit . Law & Order will air its 20th-season and series finale Monday, May 24 at 10/9c. "The full measure of the collective contributions made by Dick Wolf and his Law & Order franchise over the last two decades to the success of NBC and Universal Media Studios cannot be overstated," Jeff Gaspin, chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment, said in a statement. "The legacy of his original Law & Order series will continue to make an impact like no other series before." To Read More Click here .
Can you guys keep up with all of these cancellations today?! From THR: Some wonder how low rated an NBC show needs to be to get canceled. This is it. NBC has put the medical drama "Mercy" out of its misery. The long-struggling Wednesday night freshman drama most recently pulled a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 in the 9 p.m. hour. The network also officially pulled the plug on its other freshman medical drama this season, "Trauma." NBC executives indicated the show was cancelled once already this season, then ordered a few additional episodes once it became clear "The Jay Leno Show" wasn't going to last. "Trauma" was averaging around a 1.7 rating in its final days. "Mercy" and "Trauma" joins "Law & Order" on the NBC axe-list, which after a protracted struggle officially got cut this morning.
Now this is what I call a Law & Order twist: NBC is declining to comment on a Deadline report claiming the network has opted to not to renew the long-running procedural for what would have been a record-breaking 21st season. If true, it means Dick Wolf will have to settle for simply tying Gunsmoke's record as TV's longest-running drama series. 'It's a fluid situation, 'says a source close to the talks. 'It's not a done deal. It's possible this is just a negotiations tactic.' I'm told the L&O drama is not expected to have an impact on the expected renewal of Law & Order: SVU and imminent pickup of new spinoff Law & Order: Los Angeles. Developing... Source Here
Watch a sneak peek of the new episode of LAW & ORDER "The Taxman Cometh" Season 20 Episode 20 which airs Monday May 10 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Summary: Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) are called in to investigate the death of a young heiress, Annie Douglas (guest star Morgan Lynch), who died of an apparent drug overdose. The detectives begin to suspect her cousin, Randy (guest star Daniel Abeles), whose inheritance was increased due to Annie's death. As the investigation continues, Annie's greedy relatives reveal another recent loss in the group. The case becomes more than a family matter as an experimental cancer clinic, fraudulent adoptions and unborn children are tied into the case. Also Starring: S. Epatha Merkerson (Lt. Anita Van Buren), Linus Roache (Executive A.D.A. Michael Cutter), Alana De La Garza (A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa) Sam Waterston (Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy). Source & Preview
Watch a sneak peek of the new episode of LAW & ORDER "Crashers" Season 20 Episode 19 which airs Monday May 3 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Summary: When the body of a young model, Brenna Lane (guest star Sabina Gadecki), is found burning in an alley, Detective Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Detective Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) go in search of her killer. With no witnesses, the detectives must retrace the victim's last steps to get insight into her final days. They quickly discover that just before her death, Brenna crashed an upscale political event, hosted by Senator Peterson (guest star Tony Roberts) and his wife, Camille (guest star Kathy Baker). As secrets unfold, Lupo and Bernard realize that they must untangle an intricate web of lies to obtain the truth about Brenna Lane's murder. Also starring: Alana de la Garza (Asst. D.A. Consuela Rubirosa), S. Epatha Merkerson (Lieutenant Anita Van Buren) and Sam Waterston (District Attorney Jack McCoy). Source & Preview