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TV ratings: 'NCIS' and 'The Voice' lead a quiet Tuesday while 'New Girl' hits series low

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012Ratings were down for the most part Tuesday as people started to ease into the Thanksgiving holiday. "NCIS" fell some in viewers (but was flat in adults 18-49), and "The Voice" was down as well. So were "New Girl," which hit a series low in adults 18-49, and The CW's "Hart of Dixie" and "Emily Owens, M.D."On the plus side, "Vegas" improved its 18-49 numbers from a week ago for CBS, and NBC's "Go On" held steady. "Private Practice" also rebounded a little from its series low last week.CBS led all three hours of primetime in viewers and averaged 13.9 million viewers and an 8.7 rating/14 share. ABC (7 million, 4.7/8) came in second, a little ahead of NBC's 6.4 million and 4.0/6. FOX (3.25 million, 2.0/3) was fourth, and The CW (1.2 million, 0.8/1) trailed.The Eye also led among adults 18-49 with a 2.5, edging NBC's 2.3....

New Girl Season 2 Episode 8 “Thanksgiving 2?

New Girl  “Thanksgiving 2? Season 2 Episode  8 airs Tuesday, Nov. 20 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis: Jess invites her divorced Mom and Dad (guest stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner) over for Thanksgiving dinner and enlists Nick and Cece to help her with a “Parent Trap” to reunite them. Meanwhile, Schmidt’s cousin, Big Schmidt (guest star Rob Riggle), visits , and Winston manipulates them into an escalating battle to prove their manhood in the “Thanksgiving 2” episode of NEW GIRL airing  Tuesday, Nov. 20 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More...

New Girl First Look: Rob Riggle and Max Greenfield Battle to Be the One True Schmidt

New Girl 'sSchmidt has some new competition in... Schmidt? When Schmidt's ( Max Greenfield ) cousin Big Schmidt ( Rob Riggle ) comes to visit, things will get heated in a battle to prove their manhood and find out who is the one true Schmidt. So, who will come out on top? Check out this exclusive preview below and tune in Tuesday at 9/8c on Fox to find out:

Top Moments: Horror Story's Bloody Reveal and Live with Kelly & Michael's Snake Scare

Our top moments of the week: 17. Craziest Crowd: This little British boy band called One Direction — perhaps you've heard of them? — appear on the Today show Tuesday in front of a record-breaking crowd to perform their hit "Live While We're Young" to throngs upon throngs of teenagers (and their very loving parents). Ironically, nobody can hear the performance they camped outside for four whole days to see over the cacophony of screams coming from the audience. 16. Lamest Twist: Top Chef brings back alums Stefan, C.J. and Josie to judge a Quickfire, but their work doesn't end there. After they name a...

TV ratings: 'New Girl' and 'NCIS' fall Tuesday but 'Hart of Dixie' and 'Emily Owens' rise

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012Ratings on the big four networks were for the most part down Tuesday, with "NCIS," "New Girl," "The Voice" and "Private Practice" all down -- the latter hitting a series low for an original episode.The CW bucked the trend, however. "Hart of Dixie" scored its biggest audience in almost a year, and "Emily Owens, M.D." was up considerably over its last original episode. FOX's "The Mindy Project" and NBC's "The New Normal" also improved on their last original episodes.CBS kept its hold on the top spot in viewers, averaging 14.3 million people and a 9.2 rating/14 share in households for the night. NBC (7.1 million, 4.2/7) was a distant second. ABC (6.5 million, 4.4/7) came in third, well ahead of FOX's 3.5 million viewers and 2.1/3. The CW averaged 1.55 million viewers and a 1.0/1.NBC led the adults 18-49 demographic -- barely -- with a 2.6 rating, edging...

'New Girl': Top 10 reasons Jess Day has funnier PMS than you

Sorry, fellas, if the subject of this article makes you uncomfortable. But you probably couldn't handle the latest "New Girl" episode, "Menzies," anyway. Not with PMS jokes sprinkled throughout.But for those of us who are cool with the insanity that is PMS, we should celebrate the funny that comes from someone else's time of the month. Because it is so not funny when it's our own.It is, however, quite funny when the PMS belongs to Jess Day (Zooey Deschanel).So, with no further ado, here are the top 10 examples of Jess' amusing and apparently contagious PMS:10"Ow! My skin!"9"I don't think it's fair that women have an excuse once a month to act irrationally angry. When the rest of us have to keep it together all the time."8"It feels like I've laid a million eggs and they're all hatching!"7"I just stayed at home and did a watercolor about mountains..."6"No! PMS is mine! Stop stealing my...

New Girl Scoop: Carla Gugino Does Dirty Things to Max Greenfield and Lives to Tell the Tale

Schmidt may have finally bitten off more than he can chew! New Girl 's self-professed ladies' man will meet his match in Emma ( Carla Gugino ), his new corporate boss who enlists Schimdt ( Max Greenfield ) in a reverse Fifty Shades of Grey -esque relationship Tuesday (9/8c, Fox). As such, Gugino and Greenfield had to get mighty close throughout filming their, ahem, sadomasochistic (S&M) scenes, which is why turned to the Political Animals alum to find out just how far things went on set. Plus: How is Greenfield as a TV lover? Get the scoop below:

New Girl Season 2 Episode 7 “Menzies”; Carla Gugino Guest Stars

New Girl  “Menzies” Season 2 Episode 7  airs Tuesday, Nov. 13 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis : As Jess’ job search kicks into high gear, the guys fear her time of the month is also affecting their physical and psychological well-being. Meanwhile, Schmidt begins a “50 Shades of Grey ”-type of relationship with his corporate boss (guest star Carla Gugino), and Nick gains wisdom from an unlikely, hands-on (and mute) source in the “Menzies” episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, Nov. 13 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More...

'New Girl' preview: Problems with anger, PMS and a sexy boss

There are a lot of problems that must be faced in the world of "New Girl." In the episode airing on Tuesday (Nov. 13), "Menzies," we see many of them. Schmidt has to fend off a sexy, powerful boss lady. Nick deals with his feelings. Jess and Winston struggle with PMS. Yes, you read that last sentence correctly. Oh, and there's also a dog in a cup.These videos tell us a great deal about what is coming in "Menzies". A big guest star, Carla Gugino, should be the most important bit of information we learn from all of this. Strangely, however, her appearance -- however amusing -- is not the major takeaway.The major takeaway is PMS. Not only does Jess (Zooey Deschanel) express her pre-menstrual feelings in a way that most of us can only dream of, she also brings Winston (Lamorne Morris) along for the ride. Sympathetic PMS is a thing? Who knew?Considering that...

'New Girl' Cast Discusses Olivia Munn's Racy Role

"She's got a scandalous job," Jake Johnson says of his upcoming guest star. "It involves laps, and it involves dancing."