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Content Forced 'Revolution' Pre-Emption Monday

Season finale now moved to beginning of June

Are there any television viewers left in June? That's something NBC's "Revolution" is going to find out when its first season finale ends up not during May sweeps, but instead the first Monday of June. NBC made the move after pre-empting Monday's episode following the bombing attack of the Boston ...

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Kirk's Phaser Rifle Auctions For $231K

William Shatner used the prop in just one episode

What's bigger than a flower pot from "The Wizard of Oz," a costume worn by Christopher Reeve in "Superman IV" and a night shirt that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe? Capt. Kirk's phaser rifle that was so big, he only used it in one episode. The rifle, used by William Shatner in the second "Sta ...

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Remembering A Great: Malachi Throne Dies

His part in 'Star Trek's' 'The Menagerie' was just the beginning

Malachi Throne, the man who played Commodore Jose Mendez in the original "Star Trek" episodes "The Menagerie" died last week following complications of lung cancer. He was 84. Throne, who had already established himself as a character actor when he appeared on the original science-fiction seri ...

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Super Bowl Becomes Instant Advertisement For 'Revolution'

Unplanned blackout at stadium gives NBC a boost

The whole world is watching the Super Bowl. And even though the American broadcast of it was on CBS this year, it was impossible for the network to not imply advertisement of a show on its competitor. You know, "Revolution"? Remember it? The lights went out at the Super Bowl for more than 30 minu ...

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Star Trek's Original Captain: Show Is Window To Future

Rare interview with Jeffrey Hunter surfaces talking about first pilot

By the time fans were introduced to his character of Capt. Christopher Pike, the original commander of the USS Enterprise was confined to a wheelchair, only able to communicate through a single light. But Jeffrey Hunter was a pioneer in terms of what would become television and movie history, ta ...

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NBC's 'Wonder Woman' Project Succumbed To Speed

David E. Kelley said he could've fixed problems if given more time

Superman may be faster than a speeding bullet, but developing a television series around Wonder Woman just takes a little more time. Unfortunately for David E. Kelley, NBC just wasn't willing to give it to him. As The CW unofficially preps its own Wonder Woman series, "Amazon," Kelley recently ...

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Could Decent Ratings Save 'Mockingbird Lane'?

Episode burn-off for Halloween gives NBC best Friday of season

For a show that is no longer a part of NBC's 2012-13 schedule, "Mockingbird Lane" sure was halfway impressive in its Halloween airing Friday night. The dramatic remake of "The Munsters" from "Star Trek: Voyager's" and "Dead Like Me's" Bryan Fuller, earned a 3.5 rating/6 share in Fast National ove ...

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'Fringe,' 'Grimm' Back To Normal On Fridays

'Revolution' slips a bit in second week, but remains on top

"Grimm" is very happy to be back on Fridays. And that's a strange thing for any show not on CBS to say. The dark supernatural fairy tale series returned to its normal audience on Friday, earning a 3.3 rating/6 share, according to Fast National overnight ratings from The Nielsen Co. That's actuall ...

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'Revolution' Dips In Ratings, But Should NBC Be Worried?

New heavily hyped drama loses 17 percent of its premiere audience

"Revolution" stayed strong in the ratings in its second week on NBC Monday night, but it was hard not to notice that about 17 percent of the audience had departed since the premiere. And while it might be a little too soon to get worried at the Peacock, it does appear "Revolution" could be on tra ...

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Is Giancarlo Esposito Playing Good Or Evil On 'Revolution'?

Series depicts a world where the only power seems to be political

So is Capt. Tom Neville a good guy or a bad guy? Through the first episode of NBC's "Revolution," we see a pretty bad guy. But the man behind him -- Emmy-nominated actor Giancarlo Esposito -- says there is far more behind this soldier than what we might think we know after watching the pilot. ...

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