‘Chicago Fire’, ‘Chicago P.D.’ & ‘Grimm’ RenewedPosted by Jess on March 20, 2014
Category: Chicago PD, TV News
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif — March 19, 2014 — NBC has announced it is renewing dramas “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.” and “Grimm” for the 2014-15 season. The network previously picked up “The Blacklist” (season 2) “Parks and Recreation” (season 7), “The Voice” (season 7), “Celebrity Apprentice” (season 14) and “The Biggest Loser” (season 16). NBC is winning the season in adults 18-49, and ranked #1 for the first time in 10 years this late in the season. The network is up 20% versus one year ago, with its highest rating 25 weeks into the season in six years.
Following the success of “Chicago Fire” last year, Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf’s idea to build a second franchise in Chicago has become a reality with the renewal of mid-season success “Chicago P.D.” Both shows share the same creators and producers making it easy for characters and storylines to occasionally crossover seamlessly from one show to the other. This will be the case on the upcoming Tuesday, April 29 episode of “Chicago Fire” — a massive bomb explosion sends the city into chaos, which will conclude the following night, Wednesday, April 30, on “Chicago P.D.” where the police officers deal with the fallout from the tragedy and try to find who was responsible for the blast.
“Chicago Fire” ranks #1 in the Tuesday 10 p.m. ET/PT slot among the broadcast networks so far this season in adults 18-49, averaging a 3.1 rating, 9 share in 18-49 and 10.6 million viewers overall in “most current” averages from Nielsen Media Research through the first 25 weeks of the season. “Chicago Fire” is generating gains versus one year ago of 35% in 18-49 rating and 33% in total viewers. With its move from Wednesday nights last season to Tuesday nights this season, “Chicago Fire” has improved the Tuesday 10 p.m. hour versus NBC’s regular-program averages in the slot one year ago by 24% in adults 18-49 (to a 3.1 rating from a 2.4).
“Chicago Fire” will head into its third season next year and “Chicago P.D.” will go into its second with executive producers Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Danielle Gelber, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Peter Jankowski, Joe Chappelle (“Chicago Fire” only) and Mark Tinker (“Chicago P.D.” only). Both series are produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films and shot in Chicago.
Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney star as heroic Windy City firefighters who lay themselves on the line in dealing with everyday situations involving life or death. The show also stars Monica Raymund, Lauren German, Charlie Barnett, David Eigenberg, Yuri Sardarov, Joe Minoso, Christian Stolte and Eamonn Walker.
“Chicago Fire” has been nominated for a People’s Choice Award and is the winner of a Prism Award and Imagen Foundation Award.
“Chicago P.D.” is delivering a 2.5 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 8.9 million viewers overall so far this season in “most current” averages from Nielsen. “Chicago P.D.” is retaining 94% of its 18-49 lead-in from “Law & Order: SVU” and 97% of its total-viewer lead-in in “live plus same day” results to date. In its first nine weeks on the schedule, “Chicago P.D.” has generated NBC’s nine best 18-49 results in the time period, excluding Olympics and “Saturday Night Live” specials, since Sept. 25, 2013.
Freshman series “Chicago P.D.” follows the uniformed COPS who patrol the beat and go head-to-head with the city’s street crimes and the Intelligence Unit that combats the city’s major offenses, including organized crime, drug trafficking and high-profile murders.
The series stars Jason Beghe, Sophia Bush, Patrick John Flueger, LaRoyce Hawkins, Archie Kao, Jon Seda, Elias Koteas, Jesse Lee Soffer and Marina Squerciati.
With the renewal, “Grimm” — the popular Friday night series inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales — will now head into its fourth season. “Grimm” is the #1 Friday series on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox so far this season in adults 18-49, averaging a 2.5 rating, 8 share in adults 18-49 in “most current” averages from Nielsen Media Research. This is a 4% gain versus the show’s rating at this point in the season last year, while “Grimm’s” average of 8.1 million viewers overall is up versus one year ago by 17%.
David Giuntoli stars as Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt, who discovers he’s descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as Grimms. He increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a Grimm.
The series was created by David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf and Stephen Carpenter. Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner and Norberto Barba serve as executive producers along with Greenwalt and Kouf.
The series also stars Bitsie Tulloch, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bree Turner, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz and Claire Coffee.
“Grimm” is a Universal Television and Hazy Mills production.
Sophia on cover of ‘Maxim’Posted by Jess on March 14, 2014
Category: News & Gossip
Doesn’t she look terrific?!
Still Around…Posted by Jess on December 31, 2013
Category: Site Updates
Just wanted to let everyone know that I’m still around. Updates coming asap.
Sophia Bush Dishes On The One Teacher That Changed Her LifePosted by Jess on August 21, 2013
Category: News & Gossip
A replacement backpack, a shiny new pair of shoes…even if you’re not going back to school, you’ve been conditioned to treat this time of year with that “life makeover” mentality. Same goes for schools, though, too — and even if you aren’t directly involved in your alma mater’s day-to-days, you can still make sure that its current kids have something new on the first day of school. How? Target is donating up to $5 million to the schools across the country you deem to be the most worthy of some extra funds — and led by Sophia Bush, La La Anthony, Gabrielle Douglas, and others, this initiative will let you give your favorite institutions a shout-out.
Says Bush, “The crisis that kids here in America are facing, with so much funding being cut in schools, has been so hard to watch, and can feel even harder to fight. Having a company like Target step up and choose to make a difference like this is so incredible. They are on track to give $1 — yes, billion with a B! — to education by 2015. That’s an incredible thing.”
For Bush, who graduated from the Westridge School for Girls in Pasedena, California, she credits her high school English teacher for being the one teacher that mattered most to her. “[Mr. Goss] was so vibrant and honest and inspiring. He taught me, and so many other kids, how to really analyze a story — to appreciate structure and creativity. His class changed the way I look at, and experience, stories. It’s affected my whole career.”
Got a school you think it worthy of some good news? Vote for your pick on Target’s Facebook page. When a school receives 25 votes, Target will donate $1 for every subsequent vote, with a maximum donation of $10,000 a school. You’ve got until September 21 (or until the $5 million runs out!) to show your support.
Partners Episode CapturesPosted by Jess on April 13, 2013
Category: Gallery Updates, Site Updates
Screen Captures of all 6 aired episodes of the show have been added to the Gallery.
CBS scraps new comedy “Partners”Posted by Jess on November 18, 2012
Category: Partners, TV News
CBS is pulling the plug on its freshman comedy, “Partners,” starring Michael Urie, David Krumholtz, Sophia Bush and Brandon Routh.
The series aired Mondays at 8:30 p.m. ET and debuted to 6.6 million viewers this fall with a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic. But the numbers have been struggling ever since, falling to 5.5 million viewers and a 1.8 rating.
In its place this Monday will be a rerun of “Two and a Half Men.”
Deadline first reported the news on Friday, noting that the series would be canceled immediately.
Stars of the series have already posted about their disappointment on Twitter:
Sadly, it is so. What a fun run it has been. I love @michaelurie @davekrumholtz @brandonjrouth so much. Our producers. Our crew. Thank u all
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) November 16, 2012
Magazine ScansPosted by Jess on October 27, 2012
Category: Gallery Updates, Site Updates
 Emmy Issue 5 – 2012
 People October 2011
Style Scoop: Sophia Bush for Warby ParkerPosted by Jess on
Category: Charities, News & Gossip
Cool eyewear purveyor, Warby Parker is teaming up with Sophia Bush. The Partners star and ambassador for Pencils of Promise – a non-profit organization focused on education – has partnered with Warby Parker to create two limited edition frames to benefit the organization.
Both pairs of unisex specs feature amber-colored lenses and will be available on the company’s site for $90 — $30 of which will be donated to Pencils for Promise. The cherry on this charitable sundae is that Warby Parker will also donate eyewear to someone in need for every pair of shades purchased through its Buy a Pair, Give a Pair Program.