Ratings: NCIS Tops Tuesday With Finale, The Voice Hits Finale Low

RELATED STORIES CBS’ NCIS closed Season 16 on Tuesday with 11.9 million total viewers and a 1.2 demo rating, ticking up and leading the night on both counts. TVLine readers gave the especially eventful hour an average grade of “A-.” Leading out of that, Blood & Treasure premiered to 5.7 mil and a 0.6. Elsewhere on the penultimate night of May Sweeps: THE CW | The 100 (778K/0.2) ticked down to season lows with no fresh Flash lead-in. NBC | The Village‘s finale (4.3 mil/0.6) delivered a best-since-premiere audience while steady in the demo. The Voice (7.4 mil/1.1) was down 16 and 27 percent from its year-ago coronation ceremony to mark all-time finale lows. Readers gave the singing competition’s finale a grade of “B-,” while the season as a whole rated a “C+.” FOX | MasterChef Junior (2.9 mil/0.8) and Mental Samurai (1.6 mil/0.5) both ticked up. ABC | American Housewife (3.6 mil/0.7) dipped; The Kids Are Are Alright‘s series finale (3 mil/0.6), black-ish (2.9 mil/0.7) and Bless This Mess (2.8 mil/0.6) were all steady; and 1969 (1.9 mil/0.4) ticked up. Want scoop on any of the above shows? Email InsideLine@tvline.com and your question may be answered via Matt’s Inside Line.

Boss Baby 2 Brings Back Original Director Tom McGrath

The Boss Baby 2 is moving forward at DreamWorks Animation, as original director Tom McGrath has been confirmed to return for the sequel. We first got word that the studio was moving forward with a sequel to the 2017 animated, kid-friendly comedy just a couple of months after the original was released. However, updates on the follow-up have been virtually non-existent in the years since. Now, we have some actual movement on that front as it seems the studio is getting serious about getting this baby back in business.According to a new report, The Boss Baby 2 will see Tom McGrath back at the helm, with Jeff Hermann also on board to produce. This will serve as Hermann's feature debut as a producer. McGrath, meanwhile, is a veteran of the DreamWorks Animation family as he's proved to be one of their most reliable filmmakers. McGrath also helmed the entire Madagascar trilogy, as well as the Will Ferrell and Tina Fey headlined Megamind. This will serve as his sixth movie for the studio. To date, his directorial efforts with DreamWorks have grossed a total of $2.7 billion globally. So it's no wonder they wanted to lock him down for the sequel, which is currently on track for release in 2021.The Boss Baby proved to be an absolutely massive success. The movie was headlined by Alec Baldwin as the voice of the main character. The story centered on the suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby who teams up with his slightly older brother in order to stop the evil plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. It grossed an impressive $527 million at the global box office. What's more, the movie even scored a surprise Oscar nomination in the Best Animated Feature category. It ultimately lost out to Disney and Pixar's Coco.This success came despite the fact that Boss Baby wasn't terribly well-liked, or so it would seem. As of this writing, The Boss Baby holds a 52 percent approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, to go along with a 51 percent audience rating. Still, there is clearly money to be made and Ted McGrath has done very well with sequels in the past, with each subsequent Madagascar sequel outgrossing its predecessor. Plus, the movie spawned the Netflix series The Boss Baby: Back in Business, which has already aired two seasons.At the present time, the studio hasn't revealed anything in the way of plot details for the Boss Baby sequel. Alec Baldwin is expected to reprise his role but beyond that, little else is known in regards to what the character will be getting himself into this time around. Universal Pictures will once again distribute the movie worldwide. The Boss Baby 2 is set to arrive in theaters on March 26, 2021. We'll be sure to keep you posted as further details on the project are made available. This news was previously reported by Deadline. Topics: The Boss Baby 2, The Boss BabyWriter of various things on the internet (mostly about movies) since 2013. Major lover of popcorn flicks. Avid appreciator of James Bond, Marvel and Star Wars. Has a tremendously fat cat named Buster and still buys CDs. I’ve got my reasons.

Dan Aykroyd Wrote Ghostbusters High Prequel That May Become a Movie or TV Show

We're still a year away from the release of Ghostbusters 3, but franchise star Dan Aykroyd has already written a script for a potential prequel. In a recent interview about the upcoming sequel, Aykroyd spoke about his continued involvement in the franchise, touching on the prequel script he had written. Called Ghostbusters High, the movie would be set in the year 1969 in New Jersey, revealing how the Ghostbusters first came to meet. Written by Aykroyd, the idea is for the project to be developed as either a movie or TV series, but if it comes to fruition, it won't...


Disney CEO’s Latest Rise of Skywalker Comments Sound Like a Jedi Mind Trick

Disney CEO Bob Iger is confident Star Wars fans will enjoy The Rise of Skywalker, though his comments come on like Obi-Wan Kenobi brushing his hand past a Stormtrooper's helmet, assuring everyone that everything is better than okay. The first trailer for the final installment in the Skywalker saga dropped last month and fans have had generally positive reactions to it. The sequel doesn't hit theaters until the end of the year, so it's a little hard to get super excited about it just yet, so some fans are reserving their judgement until more footage is released.Bob Iger recently spoke at the MoffettNathanson sixth annual Media and Communications Summit and talked about The Rise of Skywalker. "It's our feeling that we've done a good job with the Star Wars movies we've helped make," said Iger. That statement will more than likely catch the eye of some fans who have not been a fan of what Disney has done with the franchise. Iger had this to say about The Rise of Skywalker."I haven't seen (The Rise of Skywalker) finished yet, but I'm confident, based off of the pieces that I've seen and the script that I read, that it's going to be extremely popular."Despite The Last Jedi backlash, The Rise of Skywalker will more than likely be popular. The controversy surrounding the last installment was largely due to some pretty negative hardcore fans. It's safe to assume a lot of fans did not like what Rian Johnson did with the characters, but the negativity surrounding the movie seems to have been greatly blown out of proportion. Game of Thrones is currently going through a similar problem, which could spell some trouble for the upcoming trilogy by showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.The Rise of Skywalker is going to be a hit at the box office and it's going to be "popular," just like Bob Iger says, though he may be trying some preemptive Jedi Mind Trickery. Disney learned from their Solo: A Star Wars Story release schedule and fans will be hungry for more of the story at the end of this year. Star Wars fans will also get a new fix when The Mandalorian premieres on the Disney+ streaming platform, which will give fans a new experience. So far, the early reactions to the footage shown at Star Wars Celebration has been universally positive. Though some fans continue to grow Exceedingly Very Sad over what has come of Star Wars under Kathleen Kennedy's rule, and they Can't Ascend Past the Suckage they fill has befallen one of their favorite franchise.Related: Rise of Skywalker International Title May Hold Key to Movie's Biggest SecretWhile The Rise of Skywalker will be a hit at the box office upon its release, there's no telling what that exactly means at this time. Will it do as well as Avengers: Endgame's first two weeks? It's hard to tell now, but that seems doubtful. It's really going to depend on the release of more footage and details, along with early reviews as it gets closer to release. The bottom line is this is Star Wars. Even if it fails, it will more than likely still be pretty big. Bob Iger's comments were first reported by Comic Book. Topics: Star Wars 9, Star WarsWriter for Movieweb since 2017. Enjoys playing Catan when not writing about superheroes and Star Wars.

The Fix

(ABC / Ed Herrera) Network: ABC.Episodes: 10 (hour).Seasons: One. TV show dates: March 18, 2019 — May 20, 2019.Series status: Cancelled. Performers include: Robin Tunney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Cohen, Adam Rayner, Merrin Dungey, Breckin Meyer, Marc Blucas, Mouzam Makkar, Alex Saxon, Chasten Harmon, and Taylor Kalupa. TV show description:From creators...

Succession Season 2 Adds Holly Hunter

HBO’s Succession has added to its estimable ranks Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Holly Hunter. 10 Best Drama Series of 2018 Launch Gallery Premiering in August, Season 2 of one of TVLine’s Top Dramas of 2018 picks up right where its freshman run dramatically left off, with the powerful...

Charmed: Season One Ratings

Last year, The CW debuted three new TV series and cancelled two of them: Valor and Life Sentence. Neither cancelled program felt like a CW show. Now, they’ve introduced the Charmed TV show reboot. At first glance this updated remake of The WB’s classic seems like it will summon just...