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ABC Drops "The Assets" (Again) in Favor of "Mistresses" Encores

The limited series returned to Saturday nights at 9:00/8:00c last month.   Read More... http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2014/07/01/abc-drops-the-assets-again-in-favor-of-mistresses-encores-618314/20140701abc04/

‘The Assets’ Cancelled by ABC

Oh,  The Assets , we hardly knew ye…no, seriously, we knew nothing about you. ABC has possibly become the first network to cancel a miniseries. According to  TV Line , the network has pulled the plug on their limited series Cold War tale after two episodes. However, given how little promotion went into the show many viewers are surely wondering what  The Assets  was, rather than worrying about its cancellation. However, if you were among the fewer than three million viewers who tuned in for the second episode last Thursday, you have our sincerest condolences. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/01/11/the-assets-cancelled-by-abc/

The Assets (ABC) Episode 2 “Jewel in the Crown”

The Assets  episode 2 “Jewel in the Crown” airs Thursday, January 9 at 10/9c on ABC. Episode Summary:  The Assets Episode 2 “Jewel in the Crown” – The CIA scores a major break when Vitaly Yurchenko, a high-ranking KGB officer, defects to the US. Assigned as the lead in the debriefing, Aldrich Ames engages in a verbal cat-and-mouse game to determine whether he is in danger of being ratted out. Ames considers taking drastic measures when Yurchenko reveals that he knows of a mole in the CIA. Meanwhile, Sandy frets over the safety of a beloved and esteemed asset, General Dmitri Polyakov. This episode of “The Assets” airs on THURSDAY, JANUARY 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/01/09/the-assets-abc-episode-2-jewel-in-the-crown/

TV ratings: 'Community' premiere up, 'Big Bang Theory' wins Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014Most networks were back with new episodes Thursday night, which means "The Big Bang Theory" was back with its usual big numbers. The CBS comedy pulled in nearly 19 million viewers to be the top show of the night. Over on NBC, the Season 5 premiere of "Community" was up over 300,000 viewers from its finale last year (though down from its Season 4 premiere), while on ABC, the Season 2 premiere of "The Taste" averaged 4.7 million viewers, which is up nearly 1.5 million from its Season 1 finale. CBS' slate of new episodes propelled it to an overall ratings win, earning an average of 10.9 million viewers and a 6.4 rating/10 share in households. ABC was second with 4.4 million viewers and a 2.9/5, followed by NBC at 3.3 million and a 2.1/3, FOX with 2.5 million and a 1.6/2 and the CW with 815,000 and... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/tv-ratings-community-premiere-up-big-bang-theory-wins-thursday.html

Television Review: ‘The Assets,’ a Mini-Series About Aldrich Ames on ABC

The ABC mini-series “The Assets” focuses on the hunt for the C.I.A. mole Aldrich Ames.   Read More...     http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/02/arts/television/the-assets-a-mini-series-about-aldrich-ames-on-abc.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Assets (ABC) Series Premiere 2014 “My Name is Aldrich Ames”

The Assets  series premiere “My Name is Aldrich Ames” airs Thursday, January 2 at 10/9c on ABC. Episode Summary:  The Assets Series Premiere “My Name is Aldrich Ames” – As the Cold War enters its final act, the CIA is sent scrambling when a rendezvous with a prized asset goes horribly awry. CIA officer Sandy Grimes begins her investigation into the source of the problem and quickly discovers that this lost asset is just the tip of the iceberg. Little does she know that this is just the beginning of a decade-long mole hunt, and the mole is one of her cohorts – Aldrich Ames. This episode of “The Assets” airs on THURSDAY, JANUARY 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/01/02/the-assets-abc-series-premiere-2014-my-name-is-aldrich-ames/
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