Exclusive: Glee Mulling Full-Time Shift to ‘NYC’

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Glee Moving NYCGlee may soon be taking a bigger bite out of the Big Apple.

Fox’s groundbreaking musical — which for the past year-plus has been splitting its focus between New York and Lima, Ohio — may shift the action entirely to the City That Never Sleeps as early as this season, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively.

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It’s one of several ideas Fox is discussing with Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, who have been forced to reexamine all aspects of the show in the wake of Cory Monteith’s tragic death in July.

In an interview earlier this month, Murphy acknowledged that navigating the post-Finn era has been “f—ing hard,” adding, “It’s hard every day. It’s hard in the writers room, it’s hard on the set.”

Murphy also hinted that he had “a…

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Ratings: Once and Mentalist Rise, Revenge Dips, Good Wife and Betrayal Steady Vs. World Series

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STUART TOWNSEND, HANNAH WAREWith Fox’s World Series coverage and NBC’s Sunday Night Football commanding at least 16 million total viewers apiece this Sunday, ABC’s Once Upon a Time

(7 mil/2.2) rose a tenth while bubble drama Betrayal (3.4 mil/1.0) managed to hold steady, per finalsRevenge (5.6 mil/1.5) however ticked down a tenth in the demo.

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Over on CBS, The Amazing Race (8.1 mil/1.8) slipped one tenth, but that outstanding installment of The Good Wife (9.4 mil/1.4) matched its week-ago numbers and The Mentalist (8.8 mil/1/3) rose 13 percent and a tenth.

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In the demo, SNF scored a 6.3 (down sharply week-to-week) and the World Series…

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Fox’s Dads Nearing Full-Season Order

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Ratings Dads Premiere on Fox

Fox has officially picked up its much-maligned rookie comedy Dads for a full season.

On Friday, the network ordered nine additional episodes of the sitcom, bringing its first season tally to 22.

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The Seth MacFarlane-produced series premiered to 5.6 million total viewers and a decent-enough 2.1 rating last month, but has shed roughly 40 percent of its audience since then (this week it notched  3.6 mil/1.4).

The news follow’s last week’s full-season pickup up Fox’s other freshman sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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Ratings: Elementary Rises, Scandal Dips, Grey’s Ticks Up, Voice Rerun Helps Sean and Michael

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Ancient HistoryDespite going to bat against Game 2 of the World Series, CBS’ Elementary saw some week-to-week gains this Thursday.

With 8.7 million total viewers and a 1.8 rating (per finals), the sophomore drama was up in audience and rose 20 percent in the demo.

Opening CBS’ night, Big Bang (16.5 mil/5.2) was flat, The Millers (10.9 mil/2.7) fell 16 percent and The Crazy Ones (8.8 mil/2.3) ticked down a tenth. Two and a Half Men (8.4 mil/2.3), though, rose two tenths.

Fox’s World Series coverage averaged 13.4 mil and a 3.6.

NBC’s scheduling of a Voice rerun largely paid off, averaging 5.2 mil and a 1.3 versus the Parks and Rec/Welcome to the Family combo’s 3.8 mi/1.1. Most notably, the second half hour of The Voice did a 1.5 compared to WTTF’s 0.9.

As such, Sean Saves the World (4 mil/1.1) rose 20 percent in viewers…

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Eliza Coupe to Star in USA Network Pilot Benched

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Eliza coupe house of liesOh Happy day: Eliza Coupe is once again bringing her comedy chops to TV.

The Happy Endings aluma has been tapped to star in Benched, a single-camera project that received a pilot order from USA Network on Wednesday.

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From executive producers Michaela Watkins (Trophy Wife) and Damon Jones (The Groundlings), as well as Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy) and Andrea Shay (Family Tools), the sitcom centers on a career-driven attorney who loses out on a promotion, suffers a nervous breakdown and rebounds as a public defender.

Party Down creator John Enbom will serve as showrunner and executive producer.

Coupe — who most recently co-starred on ABC’s ill-fated Happy Endings and portrayed Will Arnett’s ex on CBS’ The Millers — will next recur on Season 3 of Showtime’sHouse of Lies.

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