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FNL Vet Matt Lauria Talks Burn Notice Face-Off, Hails 'Extraordinary' Chicago Code


Michael Westen has met his match, and it’s… Matt Lauria?

When the Friday Night Lights and Chicago Code vet visits Burn Notice this Thursday (USA Network, 9/8c), he’ll come bearing some bad news for Michael: His character, an ex-Special Forces operative named Ethan, has beaten Jeffrey Donovan’s counterpart at one of his own games. But before they can stage a rematch …READ MORE

Finale Ratings: Chicago Code and Event End on Up Note, House Takes Sharp Turn

THE CHICAGO CODE: Jarek (Jason Clarke, L) and Caleb (Matt Lauria, R) try to close the case against Alderman Gibbons in the "Mike Royko's Revenge" season finale episode of THE CHICAGO CODE airing Monday, May 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Jeffery Garland/FOX

Both Fox’s The Chicago Code and NBC’s The Event wrapped up their one-and-done runs on a high note this Monday night.

Chicago Code copped its best numbers since … READ MORE

Fox Cancels Human Target, Lie To Me, Chicago Code, Two Others


Fox went on a killing spree late Tuesday, canceling five bubble shows including Human Target and Lie to Me.

The network also axed … READ MORE

Fox Sweeps Scoopapalooza: Deaths, Drugs, Blind Items, Prom and… The Goonies?!

HOUSE:  Masters (Amber Tamblyn, R) consults with House (Hugh Laurie, L) in the "Last Temptation" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, April 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Fox just dropped off one of our favorite documents of the year – its May Sweeps round-up – and suffice it to say, high drama is in plentiful supply as House, Bones, Glee, Fringe and the rest of the network’s scripted series sew up their seasons. We’ve boiled the 5,000-word press release down for you, show-by-show (in alphabetical order). But be warned: This promises to be a mighty download of scoops, teasers and outright spoilers. GET THE SCOOP!

Preview: The Chicago Code Heats Up – Literally

THE CHICAGO CODE: Jarek (Jason Clarke, L) and Caleb (Matt Lauria, R) investigate the murder of a high-class call girl in the "The Gold Coin Kid" episode of THE CHICAGO CODE airing Monday, March 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Jeffery Garland/FOX

The Chicago Code resumes its freshman run tonight (Fox, 9/8c) with one of the cop drama’s literally hottest hours to date.

Yes, the cases and political wheelings and dealings are as volatile as ever, but more to the point the episode is set during a very nasty heat wave. And that doesn’t help any in keeping hot-tempered people cool. READ MORE

Matt Lauria's Spoiler-Free Friday Night Lights Finale Thoughts: 'It Blindsided Me!'


Saying goodbye to Friday Night Lights was tough, but thank goodness The Chicago Code came around when it did because TV without Matt Lauria isn’t really TV — am I right?

I recently had the good fortune to chat with the Dillon football stud-turned-rookie cop, who was nice enough to offer his insights on FNL‘s series finale. And knowing that not all of you are DirecTV inclined, he prefaced his thoughts with this request: “Only if you promise not to do anything to spoil it for the NBC fans.” …READ MORE

Ratings: Castle, House, Chicago Code, Gossip Girl on the Upswing

CASTLE - "Almost Famous" -- Responding to an "Officer Down" emergency call, Castle and Beckett's latest case takes a shocking turn when it's revealed that the victim isn't a cop but a male stripper dressed up as one. The murder leads them into the world of male strip clubs, the hardships of struggling actors, and the price that people pay in pursuit of fame. Did our victim's dreams of stardom get him killed, or was there something more nefarious afoot?, on "Castle," MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/MITCH HADDAD)

Turns out Brad Womack can be a force for good. To wit, look at the positive impact he’s having on Castle’s ratings!

Buoyed by a surging Bachelor (10.3 million viewers, up 11 percent) the first part of Castle‘s two-episode Adrian Pasdar arc attracted 9 million viewers to score its most-watched episode since early November. (It also probably didn’t hurt that it was a kick-ass eppy.)

Over on Fox, House was up a tick in both total viewers (10.3 million) and the 18-49 demo (3.5), while lead-out Chicago Code added 600K viewers (to 7.9 million) and two-tenths in the demo (to 2.2).

Elsewhere on Monday: …READ MORE

Ratings: House Hits Season Highs, Chicago Code Cops Decent Numbers

HOUSE:  House (Hugh Laurie) helps Cuddy treat her mother, Arlene, when she is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro in the "Family Practice" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, Feb. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Fox this week enjoyed its highest-rated Monday night of the season, thanks to strong outings from House and the new cop drama from Shield auteur Shawn Ryan, The Chicago Code.

House dominated the 8 o’clock hour with a season-high … READ MORE

Fox Sets Premiere Date For Shawn Ryan's The Chicago Code

Shawn Ryan’s The Chicago Code (formerly Ride-Along) will premiere on Monday, February 7, the night after Fox’s Super Bowl broadcast.

As originally announced in May, the show will air in the Monday 9/8c slot, which it was to share with the since-canceled Lone Star. Jason Clarke and Jennifer Beals star in The Chicago Code, executive produced by Ryan and Tim Minear. It follows Chicago’s most powerful and respected cops as they navigate the city’s underbelly to fight crime and expose corruption within Chicago’s notorious political machine.

By launching The Chicago Code right after the Super Bowl, Fox will certainly try use TV’s biggest promotional platform to drive viewers to the premiere the next night.

This story was originally published by Nellie Andreeva for