NBC will re-air "The Sound of Music Live!" at 8 p.m. ET Saturday (Dec. 14), the network announced on Tuesday. Though the title won't be changed to "The Sound of Music Taped!" which makes more sense to us, but oh well. We're not network execs, so what do we know?
In its original airing on Thursday (Dec. 5) "The Sound of Music Live!" drew a 4.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 18.6 million viewers. In the live+3 data, the 18-49 rating grew to a 5.5 and the total viewers grew to 21.3 million -- so the experiment was a success. In fact, NBC is so happy with "The Sound of Music Live!" that the network has already committed to another live musical event in 2014.
Thanks to the schedule shakeup, "It's a Wonderful Life," which was originally scheduled to air Saturday (Dec. 14), will now air at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20.
They're the girls every guy wants and every girl wants to be ... the Victoria's Secret Angels. And on Tuesday (Dec. 10), we got to watch them parade their nearly-naked bodies down the runway while Fall Out Boy, Taylor Swift, A Great Big World, and Neon Jungle performed during the "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show."
It's kind of funny how a lingerie company puts on a huge fashion show annually, seeing as how lingerie requires the least amount of fabric and creativity to create, but Victoria's Secret has rebranded what a fashion show can be by adding outlandish and visually stimulating costume ideas to the bras and panties. There were long, billowing skirts and huge, feathered wings added to the bras and underwear.
But here's the thing: They're still bras and underwear. There was more skin showing in this one-hour telecast than most networks would allow in an entire season. Just check out the photo above ... that's not exactly the most wholesome image, is it?
And here's where it gets ridiculous: in the midst of celebrating all of the nearly nude Angels parading down the runway, when Miley Cyrus' song, "F U," played during one of the sets, CBS censored out the letters "F" and "U" from the lyrics. Not the word "f***" since it's not in the song. Miley sings the words "eff" and "you" and CBS censored those out.
Seems kind of ironic, doesn't it? After staring at all that nudity, to have letters bleeped out? Especially during the song that all the Angels couldn't stop dancing to, even while walking the runway. What was the network trying to achieve with that?
Do you think it was just a bit ridiculous for CBS to censor "FU?" Let us know in the comments below.
"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" brought all of the loose strings of Season 1 together for one big cliffhanger in the show's 10th episode, "The Bridge." To tease fans over the brief midseason break, the ABC Marvel series brought Centipede to the forefront and had Coulson's team lose their leader.
While "Agents of SHIELD" still hasn't reached it's full potential, "The Bridge" proved definitely getting there. The Centipede revelations shown in "The Bridge" were there all along in the previous nine episodes for those willing to look for them. For an organization so intent on creating the ultimate human, it was a nice twist to have them take Coulson to discover what happened "the day after [he] died."
That means Coulson's death is going to be finally, finally dealt with after "Agents of SHIELD" returns on Jan. 7. There are plenty of theories for why Centipede is so interested in Coulson, but it seems likely that the "Clairvoyant" -- whoever he or she is -- is curious about what brought Coulson back. In a promo for episode 11, Tahiti doesn't look to be such a magical place after all.
Just like SHIELD has been becoming aware of Centipede ever since the pilot, so too has that criminal organization realized the threat of this SHIELD team. Finally viewers start to see why Coulson's crew is so special in targeting Centipede, though Skye's question of why SHIELD didn't send in more than just Mike Peterson -- as great yet flawed as he is -- to act as their backup is definitely valid.
With Victoria Hand returning in upcoming episodes, it could be that SHIELD didn't want Coulson to have more backup. Just like Hand considered Fitz and Ward expendable back in "The Hub," that case could be the same on the current mission. And it's no secret that Hand doesn't have a problem keeping secrets from Coulson, so why would that change now?
Speaking of secrets, May and Coulson are being pretty awful about the identities of Skye's parents. While she is spending her downtime looking for them on the understanding that Coulson is going to help, he's busy hatching plans with May to derail Skye. Then May turns around in a moment of anger fueled by her feelings for Ward and lashes out on Skye? Seriously uncool.
Hopefully there is a pretty great twist for that story arc, and it's not as simple as Skye secretly being Coulson or May's daughter. There better be a really, really solid reason for their secrecy, or else it will end up that they were just being unfair for no reason to Skye.
Also, how about Coulson's little love confession about the cellist to Ward in Lola? It's nice to get to know more about him as the series goes on.
As for Mike Peterson's return, J. August Richards did a wonderful job of showing a different side of this formerly troubled man. Now viewers can see the good guy he truly is, though his showcase of that seems to have cost him his life. Hopefully the revelation that it was FitzSimmons' weapon that stabilized the serum Centipede gave him doesn't put a target on their heads as well.
"Agents of SHIELD" has been adding way more questions than answers in recent episodes, and "The Bridge" was no different. Right now we're still wondering what's the deal with Coulson's death, why Skye can't know who her parents are (and who they are, for that matter), who the Clairvoyant is, and what the hierarchy at Centipede is. Raina's adoration for Edison Pope and the fact that she's disconnected from the Clairvoyant seems to imply that she's pretty far down the food chain there.
Warning: Spoilers for the second half of "The Walking Dead" Season 4 are below.
TV Guide reports that Kirkman says Carol "will definitely return before the end of the season." But that's not all viewers have to look forward to. The "Sanctuary" mentioned in the radio signal Daryl, Michonne, Bob Stookey and Tyreese heard in the car will "come into play," and there will be some flashbacks to look forward to as well.
The confirmation of those flashbacks seems to explain what executive producer Gale Anne Hurd teased about viewers seeing Hershel again. Though he died in the midseason finale, his daughters Beth and Maggie could remember earlier times with their father. TV Guide speculates that the flashbacks could also resolve Michonne's strange reaction to holding baby Judith.
If both the Sanctuary and Carol will appear in Season 4b, maybe it will be together? Carol doesn't seem like the kind of person who will stay solo if she can help it and, considering she had a car when we last saw her, there's a good chance she overheard that signal as well.
"The Walking Dead" returns with the second half of Season 4 in February on AMC.