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TV ratings: 'Duets' premiere soft for ABC, 'So You Think You Can Dance' down from last year

Fast National ratings for Thursday, May 24, 2012ABC's "major music series" "Duets" didn't pull in major ratings for its premiere Thursday, drawing about 6.7 million viewers and an adults 18-49 rating below 2.0. The Season 9 premiere of "So You Think You Can Dance," meanwhile, was way down from last season.ABC did get some good news from "Rookie Blue," which was up a little over its premiere last year. The series finale of "Awake" also improved a little bit for NBC.CBS' lineup of reruns averaged 7.6 million viewers and a 5.0 rating/9 share in households to lead the night's overall numbers. ABC (6.5 million, 4.3/7) edged FOX (6.2 million, 3.7/6) for second place. NBC took fourth with 2.9 million viewers and a 2.0/3. The CW delivered 713,000 viewers and a 0.5/1."SYTYCD" did give FOX a win among adults 18-49 -- the network drew a 2.4 rating for the evening. ABC and CBS tied for second... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/tv-ratings-duets-premiere-soft-for-abc-so-you-think-you-can-dance-down-from-last-year.html

The Mentalist Season 5: Darkness Ahead

Be warned, CBS viewers: if you think Patrick Jane hit rock bottom on this week's The Mentalist Season 4 finale, creator Bruno Heller has some disturbing news. "We’re certainly going to see a little more of that hard darker side of him," Heller previews to Entertainment Weekly . "That’s one of Simon Baker’s great assets as an actor, he can play both charming and dark at the same time. The show is not going to turn into a much darker show, but that character will show more of those colors. We’re getting closer to the meat of what the show is about." As for Red John? Heller says it's conceivable fans have already met him, and is also prepared to disappoint many followers once the reveal is actually made. Read More... //www.tvfanatic.com/2012/05/the-mentalist-season-5-darkness-ahead/

The Mentalist Season Finale Preview: Hitting Rock Bottom

The Mentalist will air on Sundays this fall . That's one change to which fans will need to adjust. But a far more pressing concern for viewers of this CBS drama? The state of Patrick Jane. He appears to plummet toward rock bottom in the following network trailer for tonight's Mentalist Season 4 finale. "The Crimson Hat" will find Jane in Las Vegas and introduce him to Emmanuelle Chriqui's Lorelei Martins, a cocktail waitress who will become a love interest both on the final and beyond. Check out the official teaser now and visit TV Fanatic later this evening for a detailed review: //www.tvfanatic.com/2012/05/the-mentalist-season-finale-preview-hitting-rock-bottom/

VIDEO: Emmanuelle Chriqui on The Mentalist Season Finale 2012

We  previously announced  that  Entourage  fame Emmanuelle Chriqui  will be appearing in several episodes of the hit CBS series " The Mentalist " in a mysterious  guest role. During a recent press event, we had a chance to ask the beautiful and talented actress about what she could tease about the  season finale of The Mentalist "The Crimson Hat"  which airs Thursday May 17 2012 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/05/17/video-emmanuelle-chriqui-on-the-mentalist-season-finale-2012/  

The Mentalist Season Finale 2012: “The Crimson Hat” Season 4 Episode 24

Tonight’s season finale episode of  The Mentalist  is titled "The Crimson Hat" Season 4 Episode  24 and airs Thursday May 17 2012 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis:  After another failed attempt to defeat Red John, Patrick Jane hits rock bottom, finds a lover and shoots one of his own, on the fourth season finale of THE MENTALIST on Thursday, May 17 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/05/17/the-mentalist-season-finale-2012-the-crimson-hat-season-4-episode-24/  

The Mentalist “Red Rover, Red Rover” Season 4 Episode 23

Tonight’s episode of  The Mentalist  is titled "Red Rover, Red Rover" Season 4 Episode 23 and airs Thursday May 10 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis :  On the eighth anniversary of his wife and daughter’s death, Jane receives a message from Red John, causing Jane to lose focus on his current case and put the investigation and his career at the CBI in jeopardy, on THE MENTALIST on Thursday, May 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Ray Wise ("Twin Peaks," " How I Met Your Mother ") guest stars as Dennis Victor, the owner of a brokerage firm where the CBI’s latest victim was an employee. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/05/10/the-mentalist-red-rover-red-rover-season-4-episode-23/  

TV ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' and 'American Idol' rise Thursday, 'Vampire Diaries' up too

Fast National ratings for Thursday, May 3, 2012After a string of dreary ratings reports over the last few weeks, there was some good news Thursday. "The Big Bang Theory," "American Idol" and "The Vampire Diaries" all improved at 8 o'clock. "The Office" and "The Mentalist" were up a little as well, while "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" were pretty steady in the adults 18-49 demographic for ABC.CBS led the night in viewers, bringing in 12.3 million people and a 7.7 rating/13 share in households. FOX (10.95 million, 6.6/11) finished second. ABC took third with 7.35 million viewers and a 5.0/8, finishing a good distance ahead of NBC (3.1 million, 2.0/3). The CW averaged 1.8 million viewers and a 1.2/2.FOX scored a narrow win among adults 18-49, drawing a 3.0 rating to CBS' 2.8. ABC took third with a 2.1, followed by NBC, 1.4, and The CW, 0.8.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/tv-ratings-big-bang-theory-and-american-idol-rise-thursday-vampire-diaries-up-too.html

'The Mentalist' made 'Army Wives' Kelli Williams 'freak out'

Zap2it: Having joined the regular cast of "Army Wives" recently -- you're in it through the end of this season -- but have you been given any idea what will happen after that?Kelli Williams: The life of the show is sort of up in the air. There's always, of course, speculation around what's going to happen. I figure I'll enjoy these few months, then we'll see.Zap2it: You did a now-rare series guest turn on CBS' "The Mentalist" this season. How did that go for you?A: That turned out to be fun, and Brian McNamara (who also stars on "Army Wives") and I played brother and sister. I hadn't worked for a little while, and I'd been doing drop-offs and pickups [of children at school], so I thought it would be fun to go and hang out there for a week. They were great, but it was pretty intense. I had to freak out on camera... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/the-mentalist-made-army-wives-kelli-williams-freak-out.html

Mentalist Sneak Peek: Jane Meets Lisbon's Ex-Fiancé!

Teresa Lisbon, heartbreaker? On Thursday's episode of The Mentalist , Patrick Jane ( Simon Baker ) and Agent Lisbon ( Robin Tunney ) investigate a surfer's murder. But as they begin questioning suspects, Lisbon is shocked to come across Greg Tayback (guest star Kenny Johnson ), her former fiancé! In our exclusive first look ...  //www.tvguide.com/News/Mentalist-Sneak-Peek-Kenny-Johnson-1046866.aspx?rss=breakingnews

The Mentalist “So Long, and Thanks for All the Red Snapper” Season 4 Episode 22

Tonight’s episode of  The Mentalist  is titled "So Long, and Thanks for All the Red Snapper" Season 4 Episode  22 and airs Thursday April 26 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis:  While investigating the murder of a surfer, Lisbon reconnects with her former fiancé, Kenny Johnson, who she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Also, Cho questions his decision to be in a relationship with Summer, on THE MENTALIST, Thursday, May 3 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/05/03/the-mentalist-so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-red-snapper-season-4-episode-22/