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This week's Modern Family tells four stories, each which take place over the course of five minutes.


S8E18 "Five Minutes"

Mitch and Cam are on a plane, and they take sleeping pills. However, the plane has mechanical issues, so they have to take another flight. They struggle to figure out what exactly it is that they are supposed to do due to the pills, and while that is funny at first, it ends up becoming a bit much. When this story ends, it's about time.

Phil and Claire visit Alex at college when they haven't been getting much response from her. They are concerned when she seems to be making a microwave burrito and has a cat, but it is then revealed to Phil and Claire that Alex is dating Ben. Claire's reaction to this is pretty funny at first, but her negativity becomes annoying.

Manny tries to parallel park, and when Jay offers to do it, Gloria brings up that Jay likes to jump in and complete other people's things. They have a squabble about Gloria's storytelling skills. Unlike the previous stories, this one is brought to a nice conclusion, with Jay telling a personal story from his childhood.

Rainer proposes to Haley, and she says yes (for some reason) because she apparently doesn't want to overthink it. However, Rainer thinks he may have made a mistake after his weather prediction turns out to be wrong (and his reaction to the weather was a rare funny moment for him), which leads to Haley thinking that being with Rainer forever may not be the right choice.


Both the Mitch and Cam and the Phil, Claire, and Alex stories started out funny, but the former went too over-the-top and in the latter Claire got annoying. Manny, Jay, and Gloria were easily the best this week, with a story that really worked. Rainer and Haley's story really just displayed why this relationship is really dumb.

Score: 6/10

What did you think of "Five Minutes"? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
Last week's pilot introduced us to the case that will be dealt with and thoroughly introduced us to the main characters of Preston Terry and Ashe Akino.


S1E2 "Hour Two: Betrayal of Trust"

At the start of the episode, the police officer who shot the kid is approached by the kid's father, who has a gun. But, he talks him down by telling him that if he shoots him he will never know the truth. That seemed pretty unrealistic to me. If he is at the point that he is willing to kill this officer, would he seriously listen to that reasoning?

The governor talks to Preston, and she is starting to look shady when she is wondering why the officer hasn't been arrested yet, and is impatient regarding the investigation. Preston and Ashe try to figure out who leaked the video of the officer's racist remarks to figure out who wants him to look guilty.

Preston goes to an event that the governor invites him to, and his father is supposed to join him, but doesn't when he decides he needs to help out his brother after a bad game. Meanwhile, the pastor that we were introduced to last week is met by another pastor she knew before, who was not very supportive of her, It is a great moment when she steals the attention by leading a powerful prayer.

Preston meets his father, who is disappointed in his life choices, because he supposedly had the potential to go to the World Series. I am very glad that we are getting some complications in Preston's life this week, as we got a lot of that with Ashe last week. And, luckily, their issues are very different from each other.

Ashe tells Preston that they have to trust each other, and that they need to investigate the cases of both kids that were shot. They do some investigating, which they haven't done much of earlier in the episode. They don't  end up finding out much.


Very little happened in the case this week, which makes it seem like the show doesn't know how to extend that story over the course of ten episodes. However, the scenes relating to Preston's life and the scenes with the pastor were great.

Score: 7.5/10

What did you think of "Hour Two: Betrayal of Trust"? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Tonight, the new ABC comedy series Imaginary Mary premieres. The series will get a special preview behind the Goldbergs before moving to its original 9:30 PM Tuesday timeslot for the rest of its run. Do you think it will be as successful as fellow Adam F Goldberg series The Goldbergs or will it flop like most other midseason shows this year?

Imaginary Mary, 8:30 PM on ABC



Time After Time's time has come to an end. ABC has pulled the freshman series from its schedule after five episodes. This comes as no surprise ratings-wise, as the series has averaged a 0.5 in its five episodes. The series will be replaced with Match Game, which averaged a 1.0 on Wednesdays at 10 PM. Time After Time is one of the few freshman shows to be pulled from the schedule this season, joining CBS drama Doubt, which was pulled in February after two episodes.

What do you think of this news? Are you sad that Time After Time is no more? Do you think this was a good decision? Let us know in the comments below.
Tuesday night was the end of an era, as Fox said farewell to their longest running drama. Bones aired its series finale and delivered a season high, and the lead-in comedy block also rose. The ABC comedies took the night off before they welcome newbie Imaginary Mary, but People Icons aired its finale and tied a season low. Agents of SHIELD returns next week in the 10 PM slot. NBC had a very rough 9 PM, with Trial & Error dropping to 1.0 in the first half and 0.8 in the second, well below its first post-Voice airing. The Voice was down two tenths at 8 PM, while Chicago Fire was down one. The CW's the Flash fell to a new low, though it has 0.9/0.8 half hours and could adjust up to avoid that. Legend of Tomorrow stayed even. Bull on CBS held steady, while New Orleans was down and NCIS was up.

Finals Update: A repeat of American Housewife (+0.1) and The Flash (+0.1) adjusted up. Legends of Tomorrow adjusted down.
Time
Show
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PM
The Voice
2.1/99.97
NBC

NCIS
1.6/714.04
CBS

New Girl
0.9/42.19
Fox

The Flash
0.9/42.35
The CW

The Middle (R)
0.8/43.91
ABC
8:30 PM
American Housewife (R)
0.8/33.07
ABC

The Mick
0.9/42.35
Fox
9 PM
Bull
1.3/510.84
CBS

Bones (Series Finale)
1.0/44.19
Fox

Trial & Error
1.0/44.55
NBC

American Housewife (R)
0.8/32.95
ABC

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
0.5/21.64
The CW
9:30 PM
Trial & Error
0.8/33.37
NBC

Fresh Off the Boat (R)
0.7/32.58
ABC
10 PM
Chicago Fire
1.4/56.60
NBC

NCIS: New Orleans
1.1/59.18
CBS

People Icons (F)
0.5/22.17
ABC
This week's episode deals with a class action suit against a bank.


S1E17 "Name Game"

The episode begins by introducing us to a school teacher who lost her entire savings in a scam. Bull and his team investigate, and they discover that many people have been scammed. The episode makes some interesting choices in how Bull tells the clients what happened, almost seeming like it was attempting to be satirical. But it wasn't, the show was attempting to be completely serious. In court, Bull and Benny annoy the judge, and Bull ends up getting kicked out of the courtroom. In a scene where the team talks about investments, the camera cares more about the Surfaces that they are using. To figure out which client they should use on the stand, Bull sets up a competition between the members of his team, which he uses as a moment to teach the team something basic.

The trial begins, but the witness doesn't show. So, Benny has to stall. It is quite ridiculous when Benny is unsure of how to stall, and Bull gives him ideas. Shouldn't Benny, a lawyer, know how to stall? Benny decides instead to put the school teacher on the stand, even though Bull says not to, and it turns out she has been conned before. In a moment seen coming a mile away, she kisses Benny when they are talking after her testifying doesn't go well. In the meantime, Bull easily tracks down the witness, no explanation to how he did that so easily is given, and brings her to court.

The witness that a big deal was made out of testifies, and helps out with her mention of the "suckers list". The CEO is brought to the stand, but Benny goes out of control, making the situation worse. And, he is asked to sit down after multiple objections are sustained. Bull convinces the once reluctant witness to help him out, proving to a juror that not only suckers get conned. However, the judge enters the coffee shop that the con was staged in at a very inconvenient time. Even if the con was interrupted, Benny and Bull decide that they can still use it to turn the juror. Marissa reveals that the they spent a lot of money on this case, but the timing of the reveal of these stakes is way too late. The clients win, and the episode ends with Benny and the teacher kissing.


This episode had many unbelievable moments, especially with Benny. The show made him seem like worse of a lawyer than he has shown he is in past episodes. The start of the episode made me care about this teacher, but as the episode went on I cared less and less about the outcome of the case. Everything also seemed very surface-level, there was no real game-changer.

Score: 2.5/10

What did you think of "Name Game"? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
ABC's newest comedy Imaginary Mary premieres tonight at 8:30 before moving to its regular time of Tuesdays at 9:30.


What May Cause Imaginary Mary to be a Hit?

Premiere on Wednesday
To start it off, Imaginary Mary gets the network's second-biggest lead-in with The Goldbergs, and its biggest lead-out with Modern Family. Additionally, it shares some DNA with that lead in...

Same creator as The Goldbergs
Creator of The Goldbergs Adam F. Goldberg is one of the creators of Imaginary Mary, which makes it more likely that the ABC audience would be interested in the show.

On-brand-ish
It isn't a traditional ABC family comedy, but that might be just what the network needs. Typical family comedies may lead to overexposure. However, this show isn't totally off-brand, because the main character is dating a guy with kids. So it may be on-brand enough, just the right amount.

A lot of promotion
Thanks to the fact that Imaginary Mary is premiering a few weeks after ABC's other spring premieres, the network has been able to give sufficient promotional attention to Imaginary Mary, and they have. ABC's viewers should be totally aware of the show.


What May Cause Imaginary Mary to be a Miss for ABC?

Too different
While viewers probably do not want carbon copies of their current shows, they may rather have something more similar than Imaginary Mary. New comedies Speechless and American Housewife were successful, and they both had moms with many similarities to the moms that were on in the half-hour before their show was on. However, a CGI imaginary friend might be too different than the other ABC comedies.

Difficult regular timeslot
Of all of ABC's seven single-camera comedies that are airing a full season, the lowest-rated is Fresh Off the Boat. Unfortunately, that will be Imaginary Mary's lead-in. Also, since it is at 9:30, it won't have the benefit of being between two comedies. And, its lead-out isn't even well-rated. ABC is deliberately favoring its other comedies over Imaginary Mary.

ABC doesn't need it
With seven single-camera comedies likely to return next season, ABC is unlikely to be very kind to Imaginary Mary if its ratings aren't very strong. It won't be getting time to grow, it has to prove itself in these nine episodes or it's out.


What to Expect for Imaginary Mary?

I think that being too different could harm Imaginary Mary, but the real killer will be the timeslot that it has to air in. However, the amount of promotion it has received could potentially cancel out the effects of the timeslot it has to air in.


Which factors do you think will be most important in causing Imaginary Mary to be a hit or a miss? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
As season 8 begins to draw to a close, the most recent episode brings immense satisfaction by bringing the show back to it's lovable basics.  No matter how interesting partnership shake ups can be with the utilisation of existing and recurring characters, 767 had everyone back where they belong and where they perform best.  Nell and Eric are firmly kept in the environs of ops, the field agents are out in the field solving crime and risking their lives and Hetty is keeping an eye on things, as always.  
The case of the week sees the team investigate the murder of an engineer who was working on a Navy project for a new guided missile destroyer.  Investigations which quickly lead to his co-worker Aiden Tinker, who is suspected of stealing the classified files.  (Yes, Callen does say Tinker and Spy in the same sentence, John Le CarrĂ© reference anyone?)  As Tinker vlcsnap-2017-03-29-20h09m44s723boards a flight to Toyko, Sam and Callen follow as business passengers. The rest of the team continue their investigations in LA.  This means the entire team are working towards the same goal.  There are no subplots or individuals syphoned off for a personal crusade or a private mission for Hetty.  The team is split in to the established and expected partnerships. Kensi and Deeks work the case on the ground while Sam and Callen are back together and undercover, after what seems to be a prolonged absence from each other.
Kensi & Deeks are under the covers, as this week it's their turn to have their romantic liaisons explored.  The opening may show the two attempting to be intimate before being rudely interrupted by a call in to work, but it's their dialogue which has real purpose.  Kensi's struggles to return to the field have mostly been physical. She has had to endure being bedridden, wheelchairs, physiotherapy as well as the mental anguish of maybe never being able to return to the field.  Other aspects have not been covered until now.  vlcsnap-2017-03-29-19h25m40s687Kensi has been having trouble sleeping and this is the first time she has slept well, which has maybe given her the strength required to restart the sexual side of her relationship with Deeks.  Deeks has supported Kensi throughout her recovery and endured his own mental anguish of questioning whether he is strong enough for his partner.  Kensi is still on the path to recovery and not all aspects of this are on display - to the rest of the team at least.  Both have to wait a little longer to satisfy their desires and the lighter tone of the episode is set when Deeks begs Kensi to stay in bed with him, the length of time required shortening with each moment he begs.
Deeks to Kensi: You're the strong one.
The banter continues throughout with both sets of partners, starting with Sam and Callen in the gym and continued when Sam is given a first class plane ticket vlcsnap-2017-03-29-19h51m04s461for their undercover op, leaving Callen in coach.  They constantly wind each other up with their beautiful bromantic banter, which has been sorely missed recently.  The two play off each other so easily, although Callen does always seem to get the bum deal, this time seated next to a large, chatty chap who clearly enjoys people.  Callen on the other hand, does not, although eventually with Sam enjoying the perks of first class, Callen reluctantly relents and is shown eating the proffered chicken drumstick.
Passenger: What's your name?
Callen: G
Passenger: What kind of a name is that?
Callen: A short one!
Nell and Eric's investigations not only progress the case but also the narrative.  The team have to work to find the answers and as they guess and deduce, so the viewer is enlightened as the team make the connections.  There are no twists and turns.  The plot is straight forward which allows the episode to flow with action and humour.  vlcsnap-2017-03-29-20h09m11s421Much to Kensi's amusement, Deeks get hit on by the public relations officer at Tinker's engineering firm.  Sam has briefed his ex-SEAL contact about Deeks, who greets him as "Shaggy" and tries to negotiate a gift in return for information.  There are also sweet moments with Kensi wanting a weekend get away, and Deeks discussing weekend plans, with Deeks holding out as he's surprising Kensi with her friends, Kat, Mindy, Mandy, Tiffany and Tiffany.
The flight attendant who assists Sam and Callen seems grossly ill suited to manage an in-air emergency, displaying no decisive or leadership skills.  Luckily with the support of the agents, she ups her game which will also help give her the strength to move on from such an ordeal, which neatly follows from the earlier conversations about Kensi's psychological recovery. There is a very accurate reflection of popular culture with passengers recording the fights on their cell phones, potentially risking their own lives with the fight in such close proximity. Even the Captain is a strong character.  He's ex-Navy and even thoughIMG_3603 he only makes an appearance at the end, he delivers what could be prophetic words, saying that men like them [Sam and Callen] are not designed to grow old.
Equilibrium has been restored and as this is episode 19 of 24, it will only last so long.  It is the calm before the storm. The Captain's words leads neatly to the closing scenes where Hetty shares an expensive drink with Sam and Callen.  She expresses her thoughts about the dark events of the last twelve months and they toast the future and to writing the pages of this year.  Unfortunately, the "hell of a story" Hetty wishes to make, is bound to test the team to their limits.  Let's hope there won't be too many casualties along the way.
What did you think of this episode?  


Hello everyone, welcome back to a new feature on The TV Ratings Guide, the Renew/Cancel Database. Here you will find every show that is going to air this season on all of the five broadcast networks. Once a show is Renewed, Cancelled, or announced as ending, this page will be updated, and the show's status will be changed. Also, whatever our Watch has the show predicted as will also be placed here. Sorry it took so long for an update!

ABC

Show
Status
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Likely to be Canceled
America's Funniest Home Videos
Certain to be Renewed
American Crime
Likely to be Canceled
American Housewife
Certain to be Renewed
The Bachelor
Certain to be Renewed
Black-ish
Certain to be Renewed
The Catch
Likely to be Renewed
Conviction
De facto Canceled (no additional episodes ordered on 11/8)
Dancing With The Stars
Certain to be Renewed
Designated Survivor
Certain to be Renewed
Downward Dog
Premieres this May
Dr. Ken
Likely to be Canceled
Fresh Off The Boat
Certain to be Renewed
The Goldbergs
Certain to be Renewed
Grey's Anatomy
Renewed 2/10
How To Get Away With Murder
Renewed 2/10
Imaginary Mary
Premieres TONIGHT
Last Man Standing
Likely to be Renewed
Notorious
De facto Canceled (episodes order cut on 10/25)
The Middle
Renewed 1/25
Modern Family
Likely to be Renewed
Once Upon A Time
Likely to be Renewed
Quantico
Likely to be Canceled
The Real O'Neals
Likely to be Canceled
Scandal
Renewed 2/10
Secrets & Lies
Likely to be Canceled
Speechless
Certain to be Renewed
Shark Tank
Certain to be Renewed
Still Star-Crossed
Summer
Time After Time
Canceled 3/29

THE CW


Show
Status
Arrow
Renewed 1/8
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Renewed 1/8
Frequency
Certain to be Canceled
iZombie
Premieres TUESDAY
Jane The Virgin
Renewed 1/8
Legends of Tomorrow
Renewed 1/8
No Tomorrow
Certain to be Canceled
Reign
Canceled 12/7
Riverdale
Renewed 3/7
Supergirl
Renewed 1/8
Supernatural
Renewed 1/8
The 100
Renewed 3/10
The Flash
Renewed 1/8
The Originals
Likely to be Canceled
The Vampire Diaries
Ended

CBS

Show
Status
2 Broke Girls
Likely to be Canceled
Blue Bloods
Renewed 3/23
Bull
Renewed 3/23
Code Black
Likely to be Renewed
Criminal Minds
Likely to be Renewed
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Likely to be Canceled
Doubt
Canceled 2/24
Elementary
Likely to be Canceled
Hawaii Five-0
Renewed 3/23
Kevin Can Wait
Renewed 3/23
Life in Pieces
Renewed 3/23
MacGyver
Renewed 3/23
Madam Secretary
Renewed 3/23
Man With A Plan
Renewed 3/23
Mom
Renewed 3/23
NCIS
Renewed 3/23
NCIS: Los Angeles
Renewed 3/23
NCIS: New Orleans
Renewed 3/23
Pure Genius
De facto Canceled (no additional episodes ordered on 11/21)
Scorpion
Renewed 3/23
Survivor/Superior Donuts
Renewed 3/23
The Amazing Race
Premieres April
The Big Bang Theory
Renewed 3/20
The Great Indoors
Premieres October 27th
The Odd Couple
De facto canceled (no additional episodes ordered on 11/30)
Training Day
Certain to be Canceled
Undercover Boss
Certain to be Renewed

FOX

Show
Status
24: Legacy
Leans Renewal
A.P.B.
Likely Cancelation
American Grit
Summer
Bob’s Burgers
Renewed 10/7/15
Bones
Ended
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Likely to be Renewed
Empire
Renewed 1/11
Family Guy
Renewed
Gotham
Certain to be Renewed
Hell’s Kitchen
Renewed 9/9
Kicking & Screaming
Likely to be Canceled
Lethal Weapon
Renewed 2/22
Lucifer
Renewed 2/13
Making History
Likely Cancelation
New Girl
Leans Renewal
Pitch
Likely Cancelation
Prison Break
Premieres April
Rosewood
Leans Renewal
Scream Queens
Likely Cancelation
Shots Fired
TBD
Sleepy Hollow
Leans Cancelation
Son Of Zorn
Leans Cancelation
Star
Renewed 2/22
The Exorcist
Leans Renewal
The Last Man On Earth
Likely Renewal
The Mick
Renewed 2/21
The Simpsons
Renewed 11/4

NBC

Show
Status
The Apprentice
Likely to be Canceled
The Blacklist
Likely to be Renewed
Blindspot
Likely to be Canceled
The Carmichael Show
Summer
Caught On Camera With Nick Cannon
Certain to be Canceled
Chicago Fire
Certain to be Renewed
Chicago Med
Certain to be Renewed
Chicago P.D.
Certain to be Renewed
Grimm
Ends Friday
Hollywood Game Night
Summer
Law & Order: SVU
Certain to be Renewed
Little Big Shots
Certain to be Renewed
Shades Of Blue
Renewed 3/17
Superstore
Renewed 2/14
The Voice
Certain to be Renewed
The Blacklist: Redemption
Likely to be Canceled
Chicago Justice
Likely to be Renewed
Emerald City
Certain to be Canceled
The Good Place
Renewed 1/30
Great News
April
Law & Order: True Crime
Not scheduled
Marlon
Summer
Midnight, Texas
Summer
Powerless
Certain to be Canceled
Taken
Likely to be Canceled
This Is Us
Renewed 1/18
Timeless
Certain to be Canceled
Trial & Error
Could Go Either Way