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'Necessary Roughness' Recruits 'Last Resort' Star Autumn Reeser

The actress, along with "Franklin and Bash's" Garcelle Beauvais, will be joining the USA Network drama in the third season.

'Last Resort' series finale: What did you think?

ABC's ambitious military drama "Last Resort" drew to a close Thursday night (Jan. 24) with its 13th episode, titled "Controlled Flight Into Terrain." In mid-November, ABC announced the show would only air the 13 episodes that were produced, as the ratings just weren't there for the show. It started off with over 9 million for its premiere, but declined week after week until it was averaging just over 5 million (and sometimes falling below 5 million). However, Shawn Ryan, the creator of "Last Resort," did say after the cancellation news that they had time to tweak the final episode to make it a series finale, instead of leaving the viewers hanging about the crew of the USS Colorado. So what did you think, "Last Resort" fans? Was the ending satisfying for you? Leave your thoughts in the comments....

[SERIES FINALE] Last Resort Episode 13 “Controlled Flight Into Terrain”

Last Resort  “Controlled Flight Into Terrain” Episode 13  airs THURSDAY, Jan 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television  Network. This is the series finale Episode Synopsis: In the exciting season finale, a violent battle for control erupts on the submarine, which leaves the Colorado  vulnerable to capture by a third party — one with an exploitative plan. Can Marcus and Sam take control of the sub before it’s too late? READ MORE...

'Last Resort' finale: Marcustan, population 1

It looks as though the commander of the Colorado and his XO will not part as friends in the finale of "Last Resort."In this charged scene from Thursday's (Jan. 24) finale, Sam (Scott Speedman) -- in jail following an out-of-control party the night before -- and Marcus (Andre Braugher) argue about the crew's mutiny and Sam's knowledge of it."Call me a liar, a traitor," Sam tells Marcus. "You're a coward," Marcus retorts.Sam then wonders whether Marcus really wants to leave Sainte Marina, noting that while the island has been just a stop for himself and the rest of the crew, for Marcus "your new home, isn't it? Marcustan, population one.""Last Resort's" final episode airs at 8 p.m. ET Thursday on ABC. Take a look at the clip: brightcove.createExperiences();...

Last Resort Episode 12 “The Pointy End of the Spear”

Last Resort  “The Pointy  End of the Spear” Episode 12  airs THURSDAY, Jan 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network . Episode Synopsis: Kylie works with Admiral Shepard to bring down the President, using evidence ofwhat really happened  in Pakistan. This affords Marcus the opportunity to surrender the Colorado, if all goes according to plan, on “Last Resort,” THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the ABCTelevision Network. Ernie Hudson guest stars as Speaker of the House Conrad Buell, who meets with a small group of Washington heavyweights to discuss the unthinkable when Kylie’s video information helps persuade him to participate in a risky and treasonous maneuver. READ MORE...

TV ratings: 'American Idol' leads FOX to a big win Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013"The Big Bang Theory" has been on a ratings tear as of late -- could it keep that up once "American Idol" came back on FOX? The answer is we don't yet know, since "Big Bang" was a rerun the first night it was up against "Idol."The CBS reruns gave FOX a big win, nearly doubling the Eye's totals. It'll be interesting to see how each network fares when they are both showing new programming. FOX earned 16.2 million viewers and a 9.2 rating/14 share in households for first place. CBS' reruns came in second with 8.98 million viewers and a 5.7/9. ABC was next at 7.2 million, 4.8/8, NBC was fourth at 3.89 million and a 2.5/4 and the CW was fifth at 2.03 million, 1.3/2.In the adults 18-49 demo, FOX crushed the other networks with a 5.6, followed by ABC (2.2), CBS (1.9), NBC (1.5) and...

'Last Resort' Exclusive Interview: Chin Han Talks Loyalties and an Explosive Conclusion

Even though  Last Resort didn't receive a full-season episode order, that's no reason to stop watching this intense thriller. The producers had enough time to give the show a proper ending on their terms. If you are a fan of Last Resort , you will want to watch the final three episodes to see the epic conclusion of this nuclear stand-off. On the last episode, "Blue Water," before the winter hiatus, Chin Han (The Dark Knight, Contagion) joined the show as the Chinese representative, Zheng Li. I had the opportunity to speak with Han about his role on the show and what is coming up in the final three episodes.

Last Resort Episode 11 “Damn the Torpedoes”

Last Resort  “Damn the Torpedoes” Episode 11  airs THURSDAY, Jan 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on theABC Television  Network. Episode Synopsis : A typhoon, a mutiny and a Washington coup d’etat will force Marcus and his crew into unlikely alliances. As Sam’s grief strains his loyalty to Marcus, will Sainte Marina get the supplies it so desperately needs? How far will Marcus go to ensure the crew’s survival — will it cost him his life? — on “Last Resort,” THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. READ MORE...

Last Resort Episode 10 “Blue Water”

Last Resort  “Blue Water” Episode 10  airs THURSDAY, Dec 13 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television  Network. Episode Synopsis: Sam and James depart the island in a daring rescue attempt. Back on the island of Sainte Marina, a Chinese diplomat arrives to make a deal with Marcus. With scarcity and a prison problem plaguing him, Marcus finds himself treading down a more treacherous path than he could have imagined, on “Last Resort,” THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC TelevisionNetwork. Read More...

'Last Resort' Breakdown: Shawn Ryan on a Key Death, Kidnapping and the SEALs' Real Story

In a weekly postmortem with THR, the executive producer said of Thursday's action-packed (and deadly) episode: "This was a big one that we had been aiming for for a while."