‘The Voice’ Nabs Highest Finale Ratings Ever; ‘Heroes’ Alum Headed to ‘Beauty and the Beast’

NBC’s The Voice has been on top of the ratings all season. And with its two-hour Season 3 finale, the reality show has achieved its most watched and highest rated finale ever with 14 million total viewers and a 4.9 rating in the ad-coveted demo. Cassadee Pope’s big win had the show up 11 percent compared to the rest of the season. CBS’ Tuesday night lineup also saw gains in the ratings of 7 to 18 percent. [EW]

Heroes alum Sendil Ramamurthy has been cast on The CW’s Beauty and the Beast as Assistant District Attorney Gabriel Lowen. As the new guy in town, Lowen may cause some drama between Cat (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) as he is said to be a new love interest for the police officer. Ramamurthy’s role is recurring and will begin with his first appearance on Episode 15. [Zap2it]

Sean Hayes could be coming back to TV full time next season. The actor, known for his work on Will & Grace has signed on to executive producer and star in a new project from writer Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted) on NBC. On the show, Hayes would be dealing with becoming a father to a 14-year-old girl who just moved in with him. [TV Guide]

MTV2 is beginning production on a six-part special with music superstar and entrepeneur Mac Miller. The special will follow miller along with his four best friends as they leave Pittsburgh, Pa. for Los Angeles, Calif. The show will premiere in the first quarter of 2013. The network has also set the Season 3 premiere date for Guy Code on Jan. 15 at 11 PM. [MTV2]

Rosie O’Donnell has revealed she is in talks to join NBC’s America’s Got Talent. The talk-show host revealed that she may be taking over for Sharon Osbourne on the new season at Cyndi Lauper’s second annual Home for the Holidays benefit at The Beacon Theatre. When asked what kind of judge she’d me, she said, “I think I’d probably be nicer than most but I think I’d be honest. I think he [Stern] is a genius, so to work with him would be a thrill for me.” [NY Observer]

NBC’s Parks and Recreation is bringing in Jason Schwartzman for a guest spot. The Bored to Death actor will play Dennis Lerpiss, the owner of the Pawnee VideoDome. Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) will help Lerpiss declare the store a historical landmark on an episode set to air in 2013. [HuffPost TV]

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TV Buzz: The CW’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Gets Full Season; ‘Big Bang Theory’ Matches Series High Ratings Record

The CW’s Beauty and the Beast has been picked up for a full season. The drama, which is a reboot of the 1980s series of the same name, is averaging 2.4 million viewers. It stars Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan as the beauty and the beast, respectively. It is the second drama picked up from the net this season. [EW]

Thursday’s episode of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory matched a series high record for total viewers (16.5 million viewers) and a season high in the ad-coveted 18-49 demo to help CBS take the night in the ratings. Meanwhile the special Thursday elimination episode of NBC’s The Voice gave the singing competition its lowest ratings this season but still enough to beat FOX’s The X Factor. [Zap2it]

In other CW news, our favorite former principal on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, D.B. Woodside, is heading to the network’s Emily Owens, M.D. Woodside will play Dr. Gina Bandari’s (Necar Zadegan) husband and is set to appear on multiple episodes. [THR]

CBS’ The Mentalist has snagged Mary Lynn Rajskub for a guest role. The 24 actress will star as a rehab patient whose roommate is murdered. She will appear on the program in January. [TVLine]

Saturday Night Live vet Molly Shannon is set to guest star on TV Land’s Happily Divorced. The hilarious star will play Maggie who comes to LA to stay with her brother, Peter (John Michael Higgins). Peter is the gay man who lives with – and used to married to – Fran (Fran Drescher). The role will see Shannon and Drescher facing off against each other. Happily Divorced begins airing new episodes on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 10:30 PM on TV Land. [EW]

MTV is giving you all the Teen Mom you could want this weekend as the network is airing a marathon of Teen Mom 2 beginning at 12 AM leading up to the Season 3 premiere on Monday at 10 PM. The network will also air three special after shows following big episodes on Tuesday Nov. 27, Dec. 3, and Dec. 24 at 11 PM. [MTV]

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The CW’s ‘Arrow’ Gets Full Season Pickup; Additional Episodes Ordered of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Emily Owens’

The CW’s Arrow has hit the mark.

The freshman drama series, based upon the DC comic book character Green Arrow, has been picked up for a full 22-episode season according to TVLine.

Arrow premiered to much fanfare on Oct. 10, garnering the network’s most watched episode in three years with 4.2 million viewers.

The show stars Stephen Amell as the titular character/billionaire playboy Oliver Queen who is out to bring justice to his city, Starling City, after returning from a five-year absence in which he was shipwrecked on an island and presumed dead by his family and friends. It also stars CW favorite, Katie Cassidy.

 

Arrow continued its stellar ratings into Week 2 holding onto 100 percent of its audience in The CW’s youth-skewing demo of adults 18-34 and advertiser-coveted adults 18-49. It dipped only 15 percent from its premiere to 3.6 million viewers.

Meanwhile the network’s other two freshman dramas, Beauty and the Beast and Emily Owens, M.D. have both received script orders for three more episodes each.

Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 PM. Beauty and the Beast airs Thursdays at 9 PM and Emily Owens, M.D. airs Tuesdays at 9 PM, all on The CW.

Are you excited to see more Arrow? How about the script orders for Beauty and the Beast and Emily Owens? Sound off and tell us what you like about the show so far! 

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