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National Geographic acquires Sundance doc

Variety reports that National Geographic Entertainment has acquired the domestic rights to Restrepo, the documentary about a platoon in Afghanistan that won the documentary grand jury prize at Sundance this year. Restrepo was produced and shot by Tim Hetherington and author Sebastian Junger. The film is set for release on July 2.

Thursday ratings: NCAA hoops score, 'Parks' slips

March Madness continued last night, handily winning the ratings in ever half-hour and across the demo. FlashForward looked more like a flash in the pan — ratings were down from last week’s lukewarm return — but Grey’s posted stronger numbers than it has in a while. Parks and Recreation fell to 4.5 million viewers, its lowest ratings since January and the third-lowest for its season.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8:00 p.m. 2010 NCAA Basketball (CBS)
FlashForward (ABC)
Bones (Fox)
Community (NBC)
The Vampire Diaries (The CW)
6.1 (repeat)
8:30 p.m. Parks and Recreation (NBC) 4.5
9:00 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
Fringe (Fox)
Supernatural (The CW)
9:30 p.m. 30 Rock (NBC) 6.3
10:00 p.m. Private Practice (ABC)
The Marriage Ref (NBC)

Source: Nielsen

Ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' and 'Castle' hit record highs

The season 10 premiere of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars skyrocketed last night to its highest premiere numbers ever, according to preliminary overnight ratings. The competition scored a blockbuster 23.9 million viewers. The giant numbers for DWTS also helped propel Castle to its biggest audience ever with 13 million eyes.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8pm Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Chuck (NBC)
House (Fox)
Life Unexpected (The CW)
5.2 (repeat)
8:30pm Rules of Engagement (CBS) 8.5
9pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)
24 (Fox)
Trauma (NBC)
Gossip Girl (The CW)
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 13.4
10pm Castle (ABC)
CSI: Miami (CBS)
Law & Order (NBC)

Source: Nielsen

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Ratings: 'American Idol,' CBS procedurals capture week

Another weekly win, in terms of broadcast ratings, goes to American Idol, which took the top two spots for the week ending March 21. The Tuesday edition of Fox’s karaoke juggernaut pulled in 22.9 million viewers for the No. 1 spot, while the Wednesday evening results show drew 20.5 million viewers, which was good enough for No. 2. Following Idol were CBS’ powerhouse scripted duo of NCIS (No. 3, 18.0 million viewers) and its spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles (No. 4, 15.1 million viewers). CBS rounded out the top five, too, with its new reality hit, Undercover Boss, which attracted 14.5 million viewers on Sunday evening.

The rest of the top 20 shows for last week were rather run-of-the-mill except for a couple of one-off entries — on Saturday, Thursday, and Friday evenings — for NCAA basketball tournament play. The full top 20 — complete with viewership totals — is after the jump.


Rebecca Hall joins Will Ferrell's 'Everything Must Go'

Variety reports Vicky Cristina Barcelona‘s Rebecca Hall will co-star opposite Will Ferrell in Everything Must Go, a comedy about a man who decides to live on his front lawn and sell all of his belongings. The film is written and directed by newcomer Dan Rush — whose script was on the highly coveted Black List — and based on a short story by Raymond Carver.

William Hurt and Isabella Rossellini to star in 'Late Bloomers'

According to The Hollywood Reporter, William Hurt and Isabella Rossellini are set to star in Late Bloomers, a romantic comedy about a couple growing older. The film will shoot in the U.K. and is helmed by French director Julie Gavras.

Aziz Ansari in talks to host 2010 MTV Movie Awards: Report

The LA Times‘ Show Tracker is reporting that Parks and Recreation star and comedian Aziz Ansari is in final negotiations to host the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, set to air on June 6. Ansari’s reps could not be reached and MTV had no comment.

Warner Bros. planning film adaptation of manga 'Bleach'

The Hollywood Reporter‘s Heat Vision reports that Warner Bros. is working to secure the film rights to Bleach, a manga written by Tite Kubo that has been published since 2001. The story follows a 15-year old boy who can see ghosts and who learns to fight evil when he inadvertently acquires the power of a female Soul Reaper, who in turn becomes trapped in the human world. Bleach has already been an anime series in Japan and an English version airs on the Cartoon Network. Get Smart director Peter Segal is negotiating to produce the film version.

Jennifer Connelly and Greg Kinnear join 'Salvation Boulevard'

Variety reports that Jennifer Connelly and Greg Kinnear have joined the cast of the comedy-thriller Salvation Boulevard. Marisa Tomei is also in negotiations. Pierce Brosnan, Ed Harris, and Jim Gaffigan have already been announced. The film follows “a former Deadhead turned born-again Christian who finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.” Filming is expected to begin in April.

Starz to launch 'Camelot'

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Starz—the network behind Spartacus: Blood and Sand—has greenlit a retelling of the Camelot story and the legend of King Arthur. The 10-episode romantic-adventure series will air in the first half of 2011 and is being written by Torchwood writer Chris Chibnall. Casting is currently underway.

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