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NBC Schedule Scoop: The Firm Out, Awake In on Thursdays


NBC is making a big, although not entirely unexpected, change to its Thursday lineup.

Low-rated rookie drama The Firm is being banished to Saturdays effective immediately, and filling the 10 pm void beginning March 1 will be the anticipated new thriller Awake.

Grimm reruns will air in the interim. READ MORE

The Firm First Look: Mitch Drops a Deadly Bombshell on Abby

THE FIRM -- "Chapter 4" Episode 104 -- Pictured: Josh Lucas as Mitch McDeere -- Photo by: Ian Watson/NBC

The title of The Firm‘s fourth “chapter” may be “Feeling Safe,” but Mitch McDeere (played by Josh Lucas) is anything but, based on this first look clip from Thursday’s episode (NBC, 10/9c). READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Ratings: Rob Has Grande Premiere, Finder Gets Lost in Shuffle as Person of Interest Hits Highs

â??¢¬?¬?Second Weddingâ??¢¬?¬ù--Rosa (Diana Maria Riva) persuades Maggie (Claudia Bassols) and Rob (Rob Schneider) to consider having a traditional wedding for the entire family on "Rob," Jan. 19 (8:31-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS â???©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Deuce Bigelow was looking big and high as CBS’ Rob this Thursday night premiered to 13.48 million total viewers and a 4.1 demo rating, representing CBS’ best numbers in the 8:30 slot since May 2010.

The news was less good for Thursday’s other series launch: Fox’s The Finder … READ MORE

Ratings: The Firm Is Very Soft, Once Upon a Time and Good Wife Surge


Mitch McDeere might wanna keep on running.

NBC’s port of The Firm premiered on Sunday night to … READ MORE

Winter TV First Impression: NBC's The Firm

THE FIRM -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Josh Lucas as Mitch McDeere, Molly Parker as Abby McDeere -- Photo by: Frank Ockenfels 3/NBC

The broadcast and major cable networks have nearly two dozen brand-new shows (hopefully) heating up primetime this winter. To help you sort through it all, TVLine, as we did in the fall, is presenting a few First Impressions. Next on our list is.… READ MORE

Get a First Look at NBC's The Firm: 'Abby, It's Happening Again'


Mitch McDeere’s choice in workplaces continues to leave something to be desired.

NBC’s The Firm, premiering in January, is based on the John Grisham best-seller (turned Tom Cruise movie), but picks up with the characters some 10 years later. Having disappeared into the Witness Protection Program after taking down Bendini, Lambert & Locke, legal eagle Mitch … READ MORE & WATCH PROMOS

TVLine Items: NCIS Brings Out Its Dead, Shawn Ryan's ABC Pilot, Lucci Not Desperate and More

NCIS New Orleans Spinoff

The 200th episode of NCIS, set to air in early 2012, will feature the return of some familiar (if, gulp, dead) faces. READ MORE

NBC's The Firm Retains BSG's Tricia Helfer


Tricia Helfer is lawyering up with a plum recurring role on NBC’s The Firm, TVLine has confirmed. READ MORE

NBC's The Firm Casts Deadwood Alum as Abby


NBC’s The Firm has firmed up its last bit of casting, with the addition of Deadwood alumna Molly Parker as Mitch McDeere’s wife, Abby.

Based on John Grisham’s best-selling novel but picking up 10 years later, the midseason series finds Mitch (played by Josh Lucas, The Lincoln Lawyer) and Abby trying to … READ MORE

TVLine Items: Housewives Eyes Final Season, True Bloody Dexter Casting News, and More

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES - ABC's "Desperate Housewives" stars Marcia Cross as Bree Hodge, Vanessa Williams as Renee Perry, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis and Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer. (ABC/MATTHEW ROLSTON)

ABC may soon decide that the upcoming season of Desperate Housewives is its last — or possibly wait to see how the eight-year-old sudser and the network’s new dramas (Pan Am, Charlie’s Angels and Once Upon a Time included) perform when the fall season starts. READ MORE