Monday, December 17, 2018

CBS 'Elementary' will be cancelled after the 7th TV season


ELEMENTARY on CBS. The network had ordered 13 episodes for the 7th and final TV season. It has been announced that filming had just ended and it's a wrap. Farewell, to the modern-day Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson. Both of them had moved to London at the end of season 6. They left behind Detective Bell and Captain Gregson back in New York. Will they return for season 7? I hope so, because they were all a good team. 

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(CBS photo. The first TV season. Dr. Joan Watson & Sherlock Holmes).

(CBS photo. Will the Team get back together for season 7? Detective Bell on far left & Captain Gregson on far right).

'The Favourite' opens on 770 US movie screens Friday Dec. 21, 2018

'Aquaman' Opens on 4,100 US movie screens Friday Dec. 21, 2018

'Hawaii Five-0' Repeat episode this Friday Dec. 21, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

'Sondra Locke' under-rated actress & film director dies at 74

The 1983 movie "Sudden Impact" was a continuation of the "Dirt Harry" franchise character played by Clint Eastwood. Harry Callahan was a cop who always did it his way. He said a catch phrase so popular that it was imitated throughout the 1980's. Harry said, "Go ahead. Make my day" which had made the film a box office smash. 

Harry was investigating the murder of a man who used to be part of a gang. Sondra Locke (Jennifer Spencer) killed that man out of revenge. Him and his friends had raped her and her younger sister years before. Jennifer set out to knock everyone of them off. She was a smooth operator throughout and deathly beautiful. One of Locke's best performances in one of several Eastwood films, she appeared in.

(Warner Bros., photo. Sondra Locke as Jennifer Spencer in "Sudden Impact").

The CBS made-for-TV-movie "The Rosemary Clooney Story" 1982. It was based on the 1977 autobiography of Clooney's life, "This for Remembrance." Sondra Locke portrayed Clooney who was a popular 1950's singer and actress. Locke aged many years and went through a mental breakdown to emerge as a great singer of songs. A searing performance by Locke who had impressed the real Clooney. (Actor, George Clooney is Rosemary's nephew in real life). The TV movie is on DVD. Check it out.

(People Magazine photo. Sondra Locke made up as 1950's singer Rosemary Clooney who is on the right in 1982).

Sondra Locke turned to directing and by 1990 helmed a movie thriller called, "Impulse." It starred Theresa Russell (Lottie Mason) as an undercover cop who takes her job home with her one night. She witnesses a mob hit and scrambles to clear her name and save her job. The film earned rave reviews for its' direction by Locke and for Russell's performance. It stands up today as a really good thriller. Check it out if you can. -- RIP Sondra Locke.

'48 Hours' episode 'Find Jodi' jumps to 4.50 TV ratings overall

48 Hours” (CBS) can be seen each Saturday night at 10/9 p.m. It was aired at (9 p.m.) on the local KRQE 13 station at Albuquerque. Last night’s episode on Dec. 15, 2018 was called, “Find Jodi.” In the overnight TV ratings it had garnered 4.50 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.7 million TV viewers in the all-important 18 to 49 adult demographic. “The Alec Baldwin Show” (ABC) grabbed 0.98 overall & 0.6 with adults. “SNL live” (NBC) nabbed 2.71 overall & 0.6 with adults.

“48 Hours” is a news program that covers murder & mystery in the United States. Last night’s episode was reported and narrated by Jim Axelrod.

Find Jodi.” Jodi Huisentruit at Mason City, Iowa on June 27, 1995. She had not arrived at her job as a morning news anchor for KIMT-TV. She was abducted inside the parking lot of her apartment complex. One of her shoes, a key and hair dryer were scattered on the pavement in front of her car. Jodi was never seen again. Police investigators still claim that Jodi's missing case is still open after 23 years.

Investigators had questioned a dozen people-of-interest. Jodi had claimed that she was followed by a black truck 6 months before she was abducted. John Vansice was a friend who was also questioned by police. He claimed that Jodi spent the night with him the night before she disappeared. He considered her like his own daughter. She also told a friend that she received “graphic” phone call messages on her answering machine. There were no cell phones back in 1995. Where is Jodi?       

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(CBS photo)

(CBS photo).

Saturday, December 15, 2018

'Dateline' episode 'In a Lonely Place' jumps to 4.59 TV ratings overall

Dateline” (NBC) can be seen each Friday night at 9/8 p.m. It was seen at (8 p.m.) on the local KOB 4 TV station at Albuquerque. Last night’s episode on Dec. 14, 2018 was called, “In a Lonely Place.” In the overnight TV ratings it had garnered 4.59 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.8 million TV viewers in the all-important 18 to 49 adult demographic. “Dick Van Dyke” (CBS) grabbed 5.30 overall & 0.5 with adults. “Hell's Kitchen” (ABC) nabbed 2.65 overall & 0.7 with adults.

“Dateline” is a news program that covers murder & mystery in the United States. Last night’s episode was reported and narrated by Keith Morrison.

In a Lonely Place.” The California beach waves were a passion for a surfer named Chris Smith. He then became an rich entrepreneur. It was the year 2010. Chris had decided to chuck it all and travel around the world on a boat. His business partner claimed that he sold his share of the Advertising company. It shocked his family, but they had wanted him to be happy. They began receiving emails from Chris who actually never sent them. Those emails were sent from South America, but he never called from an actual phone. His brother found the girlfriend of Chris who was in Las Vegas. She was supposed to be on that boat with Chris. What happened?

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(NBC logo).

(NBC screenshots of "In a Lonely Place.").

Thursday, December 13, 2018

'Dateline' 2-back-to-back episodes Saturday Dec. 15, 2018

DATELINE on NBC. The second hour segment is called, "The Sting" that will air this Saturday at 9/8 p.m. This is a repeat, but also an update. Check it out.

NBC says, "Dalia Dippolito, accused of hiring a hitman to kill her husband, goes on trial for the third time. Dennis Murphy reports on the mesmerizing story of an undercover police sting."

'Dateline' 2-back-to-back episodes Saturday Dec. 15, 2018

DATELINE on NBC. The first hour segment is called, "A Crack in Everything" that will air this Saturday at 8/7 p.m. This is a repeat. Check it out if you missed it.

NBC says, "When a woman is found dead in her home, it's ruled a suicide. But when a new investigation begins, police question if this is a murder case. Will the truth be revealed? Keith Morrison reports."

An all new 'Dateline ' Friday Dec. 14, 2018

DATELINE on NBC. The next 2-hour episode is called, "In a Lonely Place" that will air this Friday at 9/8 p.m. 

NBC says, "When a creative entrepreneur abruptly leaves his business for an international surfing adventure, his family’s worry turns into suspicion. After investigators take a closer look, they begin to wonder, what happened to him? Keith Morrison reports."

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

SAG Award Nominations Announced For 2019

Note: All paid up SAG-AFTRA union members will be eligible to vote for this year's SAG Awards 2019. Check your emails for film and TV nominee "invite" screenings in Los Angeles and New York. Special DVD screeners of all nominees will be sent to paid up SAG members. That decision will be made by Studios who own the rights to all film and TV productions. So, check your home mail-box soon.

SAG Award Nominations announced "Live" below.

A 2-Hour episode of 'Dateline' on Friday Dec. 14, 2018

DATELINE on NBC. The 2-hour segment will air this Friday at 9/8 p.m. "Family of Murdered California Entrepreneur Speak out for First Time."

NBC says, "The family members of murdered California entrepreneur Chris Smith speak out in their first television interview to NBC News’ Keith Morrison in Friday’s all-new two-hour Dateline NBC. Smith’s mother tells Morrison about the emails she received from her son, leading her to believe that he had sold his company, broken up with his girlfriend via text and was traveling the world with a Playboy Playmate, explaining: “As his mom, yes, I was shocked … I think the hard part as a parent and a mom, you know your kids, is thinking this is weird. I mean, why would he ever do that?” She added, “And I remember telling Steve [Chris’ father], ‘this is wacky.’"

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

'48 Hours' 2 back-to-back episodes Saturday Dec. 15, 2018

48 HOURS on CBS. The second hour segment is called, "Find Jodi" that will air this Saturday at 10/9 p.m. This is a brand new episode. 

CBS says, "More than two decades after an Iowa TV anchor disappeared, '48 Hours' reveals new information into the investigation. Jim Axelrod investigates."

'48 Hours' 2 back-to-back episodes Saturday Dec. 15, 2018

48 HOURS on CBS. The first hour segment is called, "Don't Scream" that will air this Saturday at 9/8 p.m. This is a repeat. Check it out if you missed it.

CBS says, "A young mom calls 911 claiming she cut her own throat in front of her estranged husband and her child. Doctors say there’s no way she did it to herself. Erin Moriarty investigates."

Saturday, December 8, 2018

'Hawaii Five-0' episode 'Pio ke kukui, po'ele ka hale' nabs 7.78 TV ratings overall

Hawaii Five-0” (NBC) can be seen each Friday night at 9/8 p.m. It was seen at (8 p.m.) on the local KRQE TV station at Albuquerque. Last night’s episode on Dec. 7, 2018 was called, “Pio ke kukui, po'ele ka hale.” In the overnight TV ratings it had garnered 7.78 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.8 million TV viewers in the all-important 18 to 49 adult demographic. “Midnight, Texas” (NBC) grabbed 2.83 overall & 0.5 with adults. “Victoria’s Secret Fashion show” (ABC) nabbed 1.92 overall & 0.4 with adults.

Pio ke kukui, po'ele ka hale.” Steve was attacked by a hired assassin who had already killed three of his former Navy seal team members. It is blowback from a mission a few years back. Steve severely injured that assassin by knife wound, but he got away. The “Five-0” team is asked by Steve to go after assassins quietly and underground. He visits the female “mole” who sits in prison. She tells him that a lot of money was paid to kill his seal team. Steve and his mentor Joe are the only two still alive. 
    
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(CBS photo. The team helps Steve find wounded assassin).

(CBS photo. Steve and Joe on a difficult mission).

'Dateline' episode ' Suspicion in Silver City' hits 2.84 TV ratings overall

Dateline” (NBC) can be seen each Friday night at 10/9 p.m. It was seen at (9 p.m.) on the local KOB 4 TV station at Albuquerque. Last night’s episode on Dec. 7, 2018 was called, “Suspicion in Silver City.” In the overnight TV ratings it had garnered 2.84 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.5 million TV viewers in the all-important 18 to 49 adult demographic. “Blue Bloods” (CBS) grabbed 8.77 overall & 0.9 with adults. “20/20” (ABC) nabbed 3.45 overall & 0.7 with adults.

“Dateline” is a news program that covers murder & mystery in the United States. Last night’s episode was reported and narrated by Ketih Morrison.

Suspicion in Silver City.” Silver City, New Mexico 2014. Cassy Farrington was found dead inside her home bathroom. She was beaten to death and bruises were found from her head to toe. She was also strangled. Cassy was laying inside the bathtub. The water was running over into other parts of the house. All DNA evidence was washed away by all that water. Several police investigators didn’t thoroughly look at the evidence. Cassy’s parents found scuff marks inside the bathtub. They took pictures of everything. Who killed her?  

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(NBC logo).

(NBC photo. Cassy Brooks during her graduation).