Thursday, February 28, 2008
Criminal Minds: Here are the overnight ratings for Criminal Minds "Penelope":
FOX held the lead at 9 p.m. with the conclusion of "American Idol," 16.8/25, and "Back to You," 7.6/11. NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," 5.7/9, was second in households, but both a "Criminal Minds" rerun, 5.5/9, on CBS and "Supernanny," 5.2/8, on ABC had a few more viewers (though the three networks were separated by fewer than 50,000 viewers). The CW aired a repeat of "Girlicious."
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
February 27 9 pm est: A dead woman is found tied up in a hotel room on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC, 8pm). Detectives Logan and Falacci investigate. Guest stars include Amanda Detmer (of What About Brian) and Lola Glaudini (who was “Elle” on Criminal Minds).
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Criminal Minds screencaps for "Penelope" starring Kirsten Vangsness, Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler and A.J. Cook. "Penelope" written by Chris Mundy. Great episode! Screencaps courtesy of Stacy.
Criminal Minds: Here are the quotes and songs used in Criminal Minds "Penelope":
"Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none." William Shakespeare
Songs: "Heroes" by David Bowie and "Virtually Happy" by Holly Golightly
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Criminal Minds: Nicholas Brendon updates blog; joins Criminal Minds!
Nick Brendon updated his audioblog with another abbreviated entry, in which he reveals he has signed on to be a recurring character on the hit crime drama "Criminal Minds" and explains his "risque" scenes to come!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Criminal Minds: A chance to meet Matthew Gray Gubler, Dr. Spencer Reid on Criminal Minds.
Jason Alexander, Loni Anderson, Neil Patrick Harris, Tippi Hedren, Florence Henderson, and Bruce Vilanch will be among the participants for The Academy of Magical Arts 40th annual Awards Show & Banquet, to be held at the Wilshire Ballroom of The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 5.
The event celebrates the lavish world of mystic and illusion by gathering the top magicians from all over the world for one star-studded spectacular night.
Additional participants will include Sigfried Fischbacher, Matthew Gray Gubler, David Krumholtz, Milt Larsen, Rose Marie, Richard M. Sherman, Hal Sparks, and Steve Valentine.
For tickets and more information, call 323-382-6625 or visit www.magiccastle.com.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Criminal Minds star Joe Mantegna will join Don Rickles on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Thursday, Feb 21. http://www.cbs.com/latenight/latelate/
Better news for CBS: "Criminal Minds" resumes shooting today - the first TV drama to do so since the writers' strike ended, according to the show's publicist. Ed Bernero wrote the episode in one week (he's also directing).
Criminal Minds: The overnight ratings were not great for "Lucky" but lets all remember that it was a Criminal Minds repeat up against first run shows.
"Idol" jumped up to 17.2/26 at 9 p.m. NBC stayed in second with "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," 5.1/8, which edged a "Criminal Minds" rerun, 4.9/7, on CBS. ABC got a 4.0/6 from "Supernanny." The CW aired a repeat of the "Girlicious" premiere.
Criminal Minds episode "Penelope" - The team unites to determine if Garcia's life is being threatened by a serial killer, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, February 27. "PENELOPE". (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook and Kirsten Vangsness. Writter: Chris Mundy. Producer: Felix Enriquez Alcalá. Nicholas Brendon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") Guest Stars. Episode info courtesy of cbs.com
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
The Criminal Minds Fanatic website and the Criminal Minds Conversation Yahoo groups episode chat will be hosting a chat on Wednesday, Feb. 20th at 10pm est. The topic of the chat will be "Lucky" written by Andrew Wilder and starring Shemar Moore, Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson, A.J. Cook, Paget Brewster and Kirsten Vangsness. The chat room is available 24/7 for all members who want to meet and chat. The password for this chat is criminal
Criminal Minds: Please use this thread to talk about Criminal Minds "Lucky" written by Andrew Wilder. Criminal Minds starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness and Paget Brewster.
**This is the original spoiler page for 'Lucky'. Please add any new comments here**
Criminal Minds songs from "Lucky" written by Andrew Wilder and starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler and Kirsten Vangsness.
"Dark Road" by Annie Lennox and "Sittin' in the Dark" by Louis Armstrong.
Criminal Minds quotes for "Lucky" starring Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook, Paget Brewster, Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler and written by Andrew Wilder.
"Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters". Francisco Goya
"God sends meat but the Devil sends cooks". Thomas Deloney
Criminal Minds: Guest star Nicholas Brendon, Kevin Lynch on Criminal Minds, posted another podcast with Criminal Minds spoilers galore! I will post them in the comments so if you do not want to be spoiled....don't look.
**I am not allowing comments on this post other than the one that I posted**
Criminal Minds: Ed Bernero and Charles S. Carroll, Exec. Producers of Criminal Minds answered fan questions on E!Online. I'm sorry for those of you that have emailed to ask me why you weren't included but I didn't know about it. Sorry.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Criminal Minds: If the characters on Criminal Minds were contestants on 'Survivor' which one would win the million dollars. Who would be voted off the island first? Penelope Garcia, Derek Morgan, Aaron Hotchner, Dr. Spencer Reid, JJ, Emily Prentiss or David Rossi.......who would be the 'Survivor'?
Criminal Minds episode Info for "Lucky" - The pursuit of a cannibalistic serial killer forces Morgan to question his faith. Meanwhile, Garcia meets the man of her dreams, but her first date with him ends unexpectedly, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, February 20th (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jamie Kennedy guest stars. Criminal Minds starring: Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, A.J. Cook, Shemar Moore, Paget Brewster, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Kirsten Vangsness. Episode info courtesy of cbs.com
Monday, February 18, 2008
Criminal Minds: Now that Dexter is moving from Showtime to CBS the press is comparing it to Criminal Minds. That has brought Criminal Minds some good press but the majority of it has been negative. Editors: Leave Criminal Minds out of this one. While the Criminal Minds writers often introduce us to unsubs that deserve our empathy they never ask us to root for the unsub to score a fresh kill. It took me 30 minutes to find one article that stands up for CSI and Criminal Minds. Thanks Mr. Moonves for the new controversy! Lets all remember that Dexter coming to CBS is fallout from the wga strike that Mr. Moonves helped prolong. Thanks to the writer of the following article for getting it right!
'CBS also claims that Dexter is no different from other crime dramas like Law & Order, Criminal Minds and C.S.I. But unlike those other crime dramas, the hero is not a police officer, forensic investigator or FBI agent trying to capture the criminal so they can be put to justice. The hero in this series is a cold-blooded serial killer. Unlike other crime dramas where you root for the “good guy” to prevail, Dexter asks viewers to root for the criminal.'
Criminal Minds: A wonderful article by Susan, the VDOVAULT:
Variety: Peter Bart's Column: Hollywood picks up the pieces.
If you are hearing peals of laughter emanating from the general direction of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia it is me laughing so very hard at Peter Bart, Variety's editor, whining in this summary of the strike article about the blogosphere appearing to be "...the ideological spear carriers for the Writers Guild, blotting out voices of restraint".
Note to Peter: But for his several hundred dollar a year entertaiment trade 'news' magazine so obviously picking the side of the moguls (and let's be clear here that not only do the studios and networks have money to throw away on multiple subscriptions to the over priced publication, they also pay for the vast majority of advertisements in it so it is amusing to not note that bias yet still call the publication a 'news' outlet and charge readers handsomely for the 'privilege' of access to it), the "shrill cacophony" of the blogosphere would never have reached the volume level it did without outlets like Peter's serving as unofficial publicity departments for the corporations and trying to spread bias virally throughout the mainstream media.
So Mr. Bart in a way you're responsible for the noise level, not solely, uniquely or completely because other news outlets were equally sycophant-like in their pandering to the mogul point of view but we should acknowledge you for that very important role you paid in igniting the fires of so many of us to put more sides of the story of the strike out there...my hat is off to you for making this blog as popular as it has been.
Now here's Peter...(who apparently thinks viewers "were busily surfing the Web, buying more DVDs, playing more videogames, watching more online videos and otherwise finding new ways of being entertained". Since it costs money, time and effort to talk to us 'little people' and get the whole story, of course he has to toss off a line of his stock in trade conjecture of what we really did during the strike)
Read the rest here: http://community.livejournal.com/wga_supporters/
Criminal Minds episode 'Recall' will air on April 2nd. Written by Edward Allen Bernero. Starring: Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook and guest starring Nicolas Brendon as Kevin Lynch. Rossi travels to Indianapolis to continue his investigation into the two unsolved murders that have plagued him for 20 years.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Criminal Minds: Joe Mantegna, David Rossi on Criminal Minds, at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards earier this month. I'll be glad when Joe and the rest of the cast are back infront of the cameras shooting more episodes of Criminal Minds.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Criminal Minds: Joe Mantegna, David Rossi on Criminal Minds, has another movie about to be released.
Redbelt stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as master of Ju-Jitsu who has dropped out of the unscrupulous world of professional fighting. After he helps out a mouthy movie star in a bar one night (as played by Tim Allen) he is eventually forced back into the ring of UFC fighting to defend his honor. There is also a hint of a freaky fighter selection process involving marbles and tying your hands behind your back, but that explanation is best left to the trailer.
Appearing alongside Ejiofor are Emily Mortimer (aka, the woman with 'Avian Bone Syndrome' on TV's 30 Rock), Alice Braga (I am Legend), Ricky Jay (who you might recognize as the cameraman from Boogie Nights and a few million other films), and Joe Mantegna. Mamet, who is a big fan of Ju-Jitsu and UFC fighting, wrote the script himself, and besides a few photo releases this trailer is our first chance to see what the film is actually about. Like many, I was having a hard time reconciling a master like Mamet with this kind of subject matter, but luckily it looks like it is all going to turn out for the best. Redbelt will hit theaters in a limited release on April 25th of this year.
Criminal Minds: The support we showed for the WGA was unwaivering and strong. I was the Criminal Minds liason and a moderator for the LJ WGA Supporters Board and now the question has been asked as to whether we are willing to support SAG in the same way as they head into their negotiations. So my Criminal Minds question for the day is: Will CM fans support a SAG strike if they have one?
Criminal Minds: Joe Mantegna, David Rossi on Criminal Minds, at the 50th Annual Grammy Gift Lounge in February, 2008. Joe looks like a natural with the guitar. Maybe Rossi will play some music for us during a Criminal Minds episode.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Criminal Minds star Joe Mantegna, David Rossi on Criminal Minds, has a new movie coming to theaters on February 22, 2008. "Witness Protection" stars: Larry The Cable Guy, Ivana Milicevic, Yaphet Kotto, Peter Stormare, Eric Roberts, Joe Mantegna and Jenny McCarthy.
Plot Summary: Larry the Cable Guy returns for another comic misadventure as a small town sheriff who unwittingly gets involved in a high profile FBI case in Lionsgate's new comedy, "Witless Protection." During a routine day spent patrolling his small town, Larry witnesses a beautiful, high-class woman, Madeleine, being held against her will by four mysterious, black-suited men. Recognizing the opportunity to save the day, Larry "kidnaps" her, only to learn that Madeleine is actually a key witness in a high-stakes Chicago crime case and her captors are FBI agents assigned to protect her. Madeleine is furious. But Larry, who rightly suspects the agents are crooked and Madeleine is in danger, forces her on a harebrained trip to Chicago to solve the case himself. Together, the hilariously mismatched duo must grapple with angry FBI agents, quack doctors and Chicago high society in his funniest, most unpredictable adventure yet.
Criminal Minds star Shemar Moore hosts "Fluid Fridays" tonight at Fluid Lounge (217 Richmond Street West). You're probably going to see hundreds of girls losing their mind for the former model turn actor. The music will be hip hop, rnb, reggae, house and latin. Upscale casual dress code with minimum age being 19.
Criminal Minds: A.J. Cook, JJ on Criminal Minds, at the Frederick's of Hollywood 2008 Spring Collection Fashion Show To Benefit Clothes off our Backs. Clothes off our Backs is a wonderful charity started by Bradley Whitford and his wife and actress Jane Kaczmarek which auctions off clothing, shoes and jewelry worn by stars at awards ceremonies to aid a variety of charities.
Criminal Minds: Joe Mantegna, David Rossi on Criminal Minds, at the Callaway Golf Foundation Challenge earlier this year. It looks like Thomas Gibson, Aaron Hotchner on Criminal Minds, and Joe share a love for golf.
The Criminal Minds Fanatic website and the Criminal Minds Conversation Yahoo groups will host a weekend discussion on Sunday, Feb. 17th at 4pm est. The topic of this chat is Criminal Minds episode "Lucky" written by Andrew Wilder and starring Shemar Moore, Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson, A.J. Cook, Paget Brewster and Kirsten Vangsness that airs again this coming Wed.
Criminal Minds: Joe Mantegna, David Rossi on Criminal Minds, at the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards Gift Lounge in Feb. I wonder what free goodies Joe picked up.
Criminal Minds: Joe Mantegna, David Rossi on Criminal Minds, attended the Creative Coalition Leadership Convention in January.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
CRIMINAL MINDS is Wednesday's top scripted program in viewers, averaging 14.06 million viewers in its competitive Wednesday (9:00-10:00 PM) time period. CRIMINAL MINDS is produced by ABC Studios in association with CBS Paramount Network Television. Mark Gordon, Ed Bernero and Deb Spera are executive producers.
CBS Press Release: Feb. 14, 2007
Criminal Minds star A.J.Cook's, JJ on Criminal Minds, stars in "Misconceptions".
Misconceptions, if you haven't paid attention, is a dramedy about a gay couple (Orlando Jones is one half, with a solid role on the page and in the clips) striking an agreement with a deeply religious woman (A.J. Cook) to carry their child because she thinks God wants her to, despite their "Sodomite" ways. There are other characters involved, making this a gentle satire of gay rights and Christian opposition but not at anyone's expense unless you wish to be militant.
Anyway, the movie looks like it has potential, maybe on the gay festival circuit if it's underestimated and at the very least regional, straight festivals if it isn't. Everyone with the proper apparatus can relate to the fertility clinic clip, at least.
Misconceptions was filmed on a $500,000 budget (according to Satlof) with a lot of Eckerd volunteers and as many people working for less money than they deserve. Most of them were at the Don, and standing off to the side watching them share their accomplishment was pretty cool.
Satlof made sure to tell everyone the clips shown didn't have his final cut seal of approval. I sneaked a few looks at his face and could sense he was mostly pleased but has a few editing room ideas. Funny, but I met him 5 weeks ago and learned he is a vigorous person for age 69. He looked younger Wednesday, showing off his (and co-writer Ira Pearlstein's) baby.
He'll be heading into post-production now, hoping to have Misconceptions ready to show to distributors at fall/winter festivals. Wish him luck.
Criminal Minds: CSI, Criminal Minds and Dexter???
On Feb. 17, CBS premieres a crime drama about a police forensics expert in Miami. It is a disturbingly grisly procedural in which murder victims are rendered into gorgeously art-directed gore.
They have a name in the TV business for that kind of series: a CBS show. The network has had a successful formula for years with series like CSI and Criminal Minds, bloody odes to killers and the science nerds who catch them.
Criminal Minds: Since the cat is already out of the bag on the internet and you already know that our next new Criminal Minds episode is titled "Recall" then I will add to that info and let you know that the episode was written by Ed Bernero and it is going to be wonderful. :)
Criminal Minds didn't score well in the overnight ratings for the rerun of "True Night". We'll get back on track soon!
9/8 PM: 1) The Moment of Truth (8.7/14), 2) Law & Order: Criminal Intent (6.0/9), 3) Supernanny (5.8/9), 4) Criminal Minds (5.1/8), 5) One Tree Hill
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Criminal Minds Spoiler Thread for "True Night" written and directed by Ed Bernero and guest starring Frankie Muniz. Criminal Minds quote and song info for this episode will be in a separate post below after the episode has aired. :)
***Beware of Spoilers****
***This is the original spoiler thread for the episode. Please add any additional comments about the episode here.****
Criminal Minds: The quotes and song for Criminal Minds episode "True Night" were:
"Superman is, after all, an alien life form. He's simply the acceptable face of invading realities." Clive Barker
"The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He's dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he's a hero the whole time.” Frank Miller -Thanks to Stacy for the quote info.
Song: "Harlem Nocturne", composed in 1939 by Earle Hagen.
Criminal Minds screencaps for "True Night" are courtesy of Stacy. Criminal Minds starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Paget Brewster, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook and Matthew Gray Gubler. :)
Criminal Minds: CBS Press Release with return dates and number of episodes to be aired.
SERIES: ANTICIPATED RETURN: EXPECTED # OF NEW EPISODES
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER March 17- 9
THE BIG BANG THEORY March 17- 9
TWO AND A HALF MEN March 17- 9
CSI: MIAMI March 24- 8
COLD CASE March 30- 5
CRIMINAL MINDS April 2- 7
CSI: NY April 2- 7
CSI April 3- 6
WITHOUT A TRACE April 3- 6
GHOST WHISPERER April 4- 6
NUMB3RS April 4- 6
NCIS April 8- 7
MOONLIGHT April 11- 4
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT April 14- 6
Criminal Minds ratings for the week ending Feb 10, 2008.
1. American Idol - Tues (FOX)
2. American Idol - Weds (FOX)
3. House (FOX)
4. Grammy Awards (CBS)
5. Moment of Truth (FOX)
6. Extreme Makeover (ABC)
7. Lost (ABC)
8. Survivor (CBS)
9. 60 Minutes (CBS)
10. Deal Or No Deal - Mon (NBC)
11. 20/20 (ABC)
12. Two and a Half Men (CBS)
13. CSI (CBS)
14. Without A Trace (CBS)
15. Law and Order (NBC)
16. CSI: NY (CBS)
17. Dance War (ABC)
18. NCIS (CBS)
19. Criminal Minds (CBS)
20. The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)