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TV ratings: 'Happy Endings' has modest premiere Tuesday and 'Parenthood' beats 'Vegas' in 18-49

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 The three-network comedy logjam at 9 o'clock Tuesday night tilted toward FOX and NBC, as "New Girl"  was the adults 18-49 leader among the trio and  "Go On"  scored the most viewers. ABC's  "Happy Endings"  and  "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23,"  meanwhile, opened their seasons with fairly modest numbers. Read More... //

Go On (NBC) Episode 7 “Any Given Birthday”

Go On  "Any Given Birthday" Episode 7 airs Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 on NBC (9-9:30 p.m. ET). Episode synopsis:  Ryan (Matthew Perry) has never liked celebrating  his birthday, but when the group plans a scavenger hunt  for him, he reluctantly plays along. Meanwhile, Ryan agrees to let Sonia (Sarah Baker) look after Steven (John Cho) after he’s undergone a colonoscopy , and Mr. K (Brett Gelman) and Anne (Julie White) bond over their passion for musicals.Laura Benanti, Tyler James Williams and Suzy Nakamura also star. Read More... //

Interview: Go On’s Matthew Perry Discusses Combining Comedy With Grief

Matthew Perry has captured audiences once again with his portrayal of Ryan King in NBC’s new hit comedy  Go On .  TV Equals  was able to be a part of the conference call with Perry. During the call, Perry discussed what he loves about the role, what it was like to show Ryan’s deceased wife, upcoming guest stars as well as the return of someone from Ryan’s past. Why he chose  Go On   ‘It was just written really well," said Perry when discussing what drew him to the show. "I was looking to do a drama and had met [with] all of the network studios about…finding a drama, and was sent this, and it was obviously a comedy. I called my manager and said, ‘Why did you send me this?’ and he said ‘Just read it .’" Read More... //

Go On (NBC) Episode 6 “Big League Chew”

Go On  "Big League Chew" Episode 6  airs Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 on NBC (9-9:30 p.m. ET). Episode synopsis:  Ryan (Matthew Perry ) manifests a textbook symptom of the grieving process  – compulsive eating – but he rejects the notion that he is a "grief cliché." After meeting the man in  Lauren’s (Laura Benanti) life, Ryan offers unsolicited advice in getting them to the next stage of their relationship. Meanwhile, Ryan tries to snap Danny (Seth Morris) out of his robust fantasy life. Julie White, Tyler James Williams, Suzy Nakamura and Brett Gelman also star. Read More... //

NBC Picks Up Freshman Series ‘Revolution’, ‘Go On’ and ‘The New Normal’ for Full Seasons

The new fall TV season  is just a little over a week old, but already one of the major networks – NBC – has decided to stick with three of its new shows, giving the drama  Revolution  and the comedies  Go On and  The New Normal  the first full-season renewals of the TV season. ‘Revolution’ is the apocalyptic story of what would happen in the U.S. if one day all technology simply stopped working, never coming back on. The series follows young adult Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos), who treks across the country in search of her kidnapped brother Danny (Graham Rogers); seeking help from her estranged uncle Miles Matheson (Billy Burke). Read More... //

Go On (NBC) Episode 5 “Do You Believe in Ghosts? Yes!”

Go On  "Do You Believe in  Ghosts? Yes!" Episode 5  airs Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 on NBC (9-9:30 p.m. ET). Episode synopsis :  Ryan (Matthew Perry ) comes to grips that he doesn’t have Janie (Christine Woods) around to cook or shop for him anymore. The group discovers that Lauren (Laura Benanti) caves under pressure when taking tests and decides to help her study for her real estate certification exam. Meanwhile, Steven (John Cho) has broken up with his girlfriend and enlists Ryan to be his wingman to go out on the town. Julie White, Tyler James Williams, Suzy Nakamura and Brett Gelman also star. Read More... //

'Go On' sneak peek: Meet Ryan's late wife, and watch Ryan freak out

Ryan King's recovery from the death of his wife may hit a rough patch in Tuesday's (Oct. 2) episode of "Go On." Having visions of your late spouse qualifies as rough, right?As Zap2it first reported in August, Christine Woods ("Perfect Couples") is playing Ryan's (Matthew Perry) wife, Janie, and Tuesday's episode will offer our first look at her (not counting a couple photos in Ryan's grief collage last week). As you can see in the exclusive clip above, Ryan is a little weirded out to have her back in his life."Go On" creator Scott Silveri says he wanted viewers to actually see Janie so they could have a better sense of who she was and why Ryan misses her. It will also (although not so much in this scene) give Ryan a chance to act romantic."You want to be realistic and respectful of the subject matter, so we don't want to throw the guy into... //

Lauren Graham to Guest Star on Go On

Two NBC worlds are set to collide. Entertainment Weekly reports that Lauren Graham will pay a visit to Go On in the near future, guest-starring on long-time friend Matthew Perry's new sitcom as a former co-worker of the Ryan King. Go On premiered September 11 and focuses on Perry as a sports talk radio host and a member of a "life change" support group. It has enjoyed strong ratings out of the gate for NBC. Graham, meanwhile, stars on the perennially underrated and under-appreciated Parenthood . Seriously, it's really, really good. //

Go On (NBC) “Bench-Clearing Bawl” Episode 4

Go On  "Bench-Clearing Bawl" Episode 4 airs Tuesday, September 25 on NBC (9-9:30 p.m. ET). Episode synopsis:  Ryan (Matthew Perry) is thrilled to be accepted into Jeremy Roenick’s hockey game – a game he has been trying to play in for ten years. Unbeknownst to Ryan, he’s been invited out of sympathy. Meanwhile, the group creates collages in an exercise that Ryan blows off, and Anne (Julie White), hesitant on attending a lesbian wedding agrees to bring Ryan as her plus one.Laura Benanti, Tyler James Williams, Suzy Nakamura and Brett Gelman also star. Read More... //  

TV ratings: 'The Voice' rises again and 'Go On' holds steady Tuesday

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012As it did Monday, "The Voice" improved significantly on its ratings from a week ago. Tuesday's show grew by 2 million viewers and more than half a point among adults 18-49 over a week ago. "Go On" also held pretty steady -- it lost more of its lead-in but was only down by .1 in the 18-49 demographic vs. last week. That did not, however, translate into an across-the-board win for the night. NBC dominated the 18-49 demo but narrowly lost the total-viewer race to CBS.Elsewhere, a "20/20" special honoring fan-favorite TV shows and characters did fairly well in viewers (if not the demo), and the "So You Think You Can Dance" season finale was up from last week for FOX.CBS drew 8.8 million viewers and a 5.9 rating/9 share in households for the night, just beating the 8.7 million and 5.4/9 for NBC. ABC (6.3 million, 4.3/7)... //