Miguel Ferrer: A Voice, Quieted

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It’s too quiet on the entertainment landscape. One of the fabulous voices of our industry was silenced Thursday following a bout with throat cancer. It’s especially sad because that horrible disease could affect the basso profondo of a man with a beautiful voice, Miguel Ferrer.

Many of you who read my column know that I had great admiration and respect for Miguel. I had the honor of working with him several times, and unlike his often gruff, imposing characters, I always found him to be charming, thoughtful and very funny. And talented. Very talented.

I was thrilled when his latest series, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, gave Miguel a chance to show off his softer side in an episode titled, “Granger, O.,” (above with TV daughter Malese Jow). For the episode preview, I listed some things I had learned about Miguel over the years.

His credits spanned across platforms with roles in features (ROBOCOP. IRON MAN 3), animation (JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER, MULAN), television (CROSSING JORDAN, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, TWIN PEAKS) and games (MULAN ANIMATED STORYBOOK).

An accomplished drummer and fellow Batman fan, Ferrer, 61, is being praised by many who worked with him in his dozens of films and TV shows over the years.

R. Scott Gemmill, showrunner of NCIS: LOS ANGELES issued a statement, “Today, NCIS: LOS ANGELES lost a beloved family member. Miguel was a man of tremendous talent who had a powerful dramatic presence on screen, a wicked sense of humor, and a huge heart. Our thoughts go out to his wife Lori, his sons, and his entire family. He will be greatly missed.”

Indeed, he will.

THE BIG BANG THEORY Sneak Peek: Domestic Fronts

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There are new developments on the domestic front on tonight’s new episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY.

What could be bothering Penny? It seems she thinks the magic has petered out of their marriage. Leonard doesn’t bring her flowers anymore, he no longer wears pants in the house, and he doesn’t seem to show much interest in her concerns. That does it! Penny invites Amy to join her in a spa weekend instead of Leonard, leaving him with Sheldon, who has developed a sudden curiosity in other people’s lives.

Across town, the Wolowitzes have a squeaky floorboard in the baby’s room and Raj stops by to help Howard fix it. Now, what could go wrong when two science geeks try to tackle a domestic do-it-yourself job?

See our preview clips below and watch THE BIG BANG THEORY tonight (January 19) at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on CBS (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

People’s Choice Awards Winners 2017

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The People’s Choice Awards were handed out this week and Joel McHale served as the host for the awards ceremony on CBS.

The full winners list is below.

TELEVISION

FAVORITE TV SHOW
The Big Bang Theory
Grey’s Anatomy
Outlander (WINNER)
Stranger Things
The Walking Dead

FAVORITE NETWORK TV COMEDY
The Big Bang Theory (WINNER)
Black-ish
Jane the Virgin
Modern Family
New Girl

FAVORITE COMEDIC TV ACTOR
Andy Samberg
Anthony Anderson
Jim Parsons (WINNER)
Matthew Perry
Tim Allen

FAVORITE COMEDIC TV ACTRESS
Anna Faris
Gina Rodriguez
Kaley Cuoco
Sofia Vergara (WINNER)
Zooey Deschanel

FAVORITE NETWORK TV DRAMA
Chicago Fire
Empire
Grey’s Anatomy (WINNER)
How to Get Away with Murder
Quantico

FAVORITE DRAMATIC TV ACTOR
Jesse Williams
Justin Chambers (WINNER)
Scott Foley
Taylor Kinney
Terrence Howard

FAVORITE DRAMATIC TV ACTRESS
Ellen Pompeo
Kerry Washington
Priyanka Chopra (WINNER)
Taraji P. Henson
Viola Davis

FAVORITE CABLE TV COMEDY
Atlanta
Baby Daddy (WINNER)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Real Husbands of Hollywood
Younger

FAVORITE CABLE TV DRAMA
The Americans
Bates Motel (WINNER)
Mr. Robot
Pretty Little Liars
Queen Sugar

FAVORITE CABLE TV ACTOR
Adam Devine
Freddie Highmore (WINNER)
Kevin Hart
Rami Malek
Zach Galifianakis

FAVORITE CABLE TV ACTRESS
Ashley Benson
Hilary Duff
Keri Russell
Lucy Hale
Vera Farmiga (WINNER)

FAVORITE TV CRIME DRAMA
The Blacklist
Criminal Minds (WINNER)
Law & Order: SVU
Lucifer
NCIS

FAVORITE TV CRIME DRAMA ACTOR
Chris O’Donnell
Donnie Wahlberg
LL Cool J
Mark Harmon (WINNER)
Tom Selleck

FAVORITE TV CRIME DRAMA ACTRESS
Jennifer Lopez (WINNER)
Lucy Liu
Mariska Hargitay
Pauley Perrette
Sophia Bush

FAVORITE PREMIUM DRAMA SERIES
Homeland
House of Cards
Narcos
Orange is the New Black (WINNER)
Power

FAVORITE PREMIUM COMEDY SERIES
Fuller House (WINNER)
The Mindy Project
Shameless
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

FAVORITE PREMIUM SERIES ACTOR
Aziz Ansari
Dwayne Johnson (WINNER)
Joshua Jackson
Kevin Spacey
Nick Jonas

FAVORITE PREMIUM SERIES ACTRESS
Claire Danes
Jane Fonda
Julia Louis Dreyfus
Sarah Jessica Parker (WINNER)
Taylor Schilling

FAVORITE NETWORK SCI-FI/FANTASY TV SHOW
Arrow
The Flash
Once Upon a Time
Supernatural (WINNER)
The Vampire Diaries

FAVORITE CABLE SCI-FI/FANTASY TV SHOW
American Horror Story
Orphan Black
Shadowhunters
Teen Wolf
The Walking Dead (WINNER)

FAVORITE PREMIUM SCI-FI/FANTASY SERIES
Game of Thrones
Marvel’s Luke Cage
Outlander (WINNER)
Stranger Things
Westworld

FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY TV ACTOR
Andrew Lincoln
Ian Somerhalder
Jensen Ackles
Sam Heughan (WINNER)
Tyler Posey

FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY TV ACTRESS
Caitriona Balfe (WINNER)
Emilia Clarke
Jennifer Morrison
Lauren Cohan
Millie Bobby Brown

FAVORITE COMPETITION TV SHOW
America’s Got Talent
American Ninja Warrior
Dancing with the Stars
Masterchef
The Voice (WINNER)

FAVORITE DAYTIME TV HOST
Dr. Phil
Ellen DeGeneres (WINNER)
Kelly Ripa
Rachael Ray
Steve Harvey

FAVORITE DAYTIME TV HOSTING TEAM
The Chew
Good Morning America (WINNER)
The Talk
Today
The View

FAVORITE LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW HOST
Conan O’Brien
James Corden
Jimmy Fallon (WINNER)
Jimmy Kimmel
Stephen Colbert

FAVORITE ANIMATED TV SHOW
American Dad!
Bob’s Burgers
Family Guy
The Simpsons (WINNER)
South Park

FAVORITE ACTOR IN A NEW TV SERIES
Damon Wayans
Kevin James
Kiefer Sutherland
Matt LeBlanc (WINNER)
Milo Ventimiglia

FAVORITE ACTRESS IN A NEW TV SERIES
Jordana Brewster
Kristen Bell (WINNER)
Mandy Moore
Minnie Driver
Piper Perabo

FAVORITE NEW TV COMEDY
American Housewife
The Good Place
The Great Indoors
Kevin Can Wait
Man with a Plan (WINNER)

FAVORITE NEW TV DRAMA
Bull
Designated Survivor
The Exorcist
This Is Us (WINNER)
Timeless

MOVIES

FAVORITE MOVIE
Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool
Finding Dory (WINNER)
Suicide Squad
Zootopia

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR
Kevin Hart
Robert Downey Jr.
Ryan Reynolds (WINNER)
Tom Hanks
Will Smith

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS
Anna Kendrick
Jennifer Lawrence (WINNER)
Margot Robbie
Melissa McCarthy
Scarlett Johansson

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool (WINNER)
Suicide Squad
X-Men: Apocalypse

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE ACTOR
Chris Evans
Liam Hemsworth
Robert Downey Jr. (WINNER)
Ryan Reynolds
Will Smith

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE ACTRESS
Jennifer Lawrence
Margot Robbie (WINNER)
Scarlett Johansson
Shailene Woodley
Zoe Saldana

FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE VOICE
Bill Murray in The Jungle Book
Ellen DeGeneres in Finding Dory (WINNER)
Ginnifer Goodwin in Zootopia
Jason Bateman in Zootopia
Kevin Hart in The Secret Life of Pets

FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE
Bad Moms (WINNER)
Central Intelligence
Ghostbusters
How to Be Single
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTOR
Chris Hemsworth
Dwayne Johnson
Kevin Hart (WINNER)
Ryan Gosling
Zac Efron

FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTRESS
Anna Kendrick
Kristen Bell
Kristen Wiig
Melissa McCarthy (WINNER)
Rebel Wilson

FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE
Deepwater Horizon
Me Before You (WINNER)
Miracles From Heaven
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Sully

FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE ACTOR
Ben Affleck
Chris Pine
George Clooney
Mark Wahlberg
Tom Hanks (WINNER)

FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE ACTRESS
Amy Adams
Blake Lively (WINNER)
Emily Blunt
Julia Roberts
Meryl Streep

FAVORITE FAMILY MOVIE
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Finding Dory (WINNER)
The Jungle Book
The Secret Life of Pets
Zootopia

FAVORITE THRILLER MOVIE
The Conjuring 2
The Girl on the Train
Nerve
The Purge: Election Year
The Shallows

FAVORITE MOVIE ICON
Denzel Washington
Johnny Depp (WINNER)
Samuel L. Jackson
Tom Cruise
Tom Hanks

FAVORITE YEAR END BLOCKBUSTER
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Moana
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Sing

MUSIC

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
Blake Shelton
Drake
Justin Timberlake (WINNER)
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
Adele
Ariana Grande
Beyonce
Britney Spears (WINNER)
Rihanna

FAVORITE GROUP
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Fifth Harmony (WINNER)
Panic! at the Disco
Twenty One Pilots

FAVORITE BREAKOUT ARTIST
Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Niall Horan (WINNER)
Zayn

FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST
Blake Shelton (WINNER)
Keith Urban
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt
Tim McGraw

FAVORITE FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST
Carrie Underwood (WINNER)
Dolly Parton
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire

FAVORITE COUNTRY GROUP
The Band Perry
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town (WINNER)
Lonestar
Zac Brown Band

FAVORITE POP ARTIST
Adele
Ariana Grande
Britney Spears (WINNER)
Justin Timberlake
Sia

FAVORITE HIP-HOP ARTIST
DJ Khaled
G-Eazy (WINNER)
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Wiz Khalifa

FAVORITE R&B ARTIST
Beyoncé
Drake
Rihanna (WINNER)
Usher
The Weeknd

FAVORITE ALBUM
Anti / Rihanna
Dangerous Woman / Ariana Grande
If I’m Honest / Blake Shelton (WINNER)
Lemonade / Beyoncé
Views / Drake

FAVORITE SONG
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” / Justin Timberlake (WINNER)
“No” / Meghan Trainor
“One Dance” / Drake feat. Kyla and Wizkid
“Pillowtalk” Zayn
“Work” / Rihanna feat. Drake

DIGITAL

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA CELEBRITY
Britney Spears (WINNER)
Kim Kardashian
Lady Gaga
Shakira
Stephen Amell

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA STAR
Baby Ariel
Cameron Dallas (WINNER)
Jacob Sartorius
Liza Koshy
Nash Grier

FAVORITE YOUTUBE STAR
Lilly Singh (WINNER)
Miranda Sings
PewDiePie
Shane Dawson
Tyler Oakley

FAVORITE COMEDIC COLLABORATION
Conan O’Brien’s Ride Along with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart
Ellen DeGeneres and Britney Spears’ Mall Mischief (WINNER)
James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke with Adele
Lip Sync Battle with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum
Saturday Night Live with Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon

CBS.COM’S FAVORITE DIGITAL OBSESSION
360 & VR
Facebook Live
Mannequin Challenge (WINNER)
Pokemon Go
Snapchat Lenses

THE GOOD FIGHT Extended Preview: Diane, Lucca, David Lee and More Return!

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The first extended trailer for THE GOOD FIRST has arrived and it’s delicious. The series picks up one year after the events of the final episode of THE GOOD WIFE. Diane Lockhart has announced her intention to retire…at least until a problem emerges. An enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane’s savings. This, of course, changes Diane’s plans. But when she tells David Lee that she wants to continue working with Lockhart & Lee she’s forced out of her own firm.

Maia, meanwhile, has her own horrible experience and both she and Diane eventually join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s preeminent law firms.

THE GOOD FIGHT will premiere on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM/ET on-demand on CBS All Access and with a special broadcast of the premiere episode on the CBS Television Network (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). After premiere night, all new episodes will be available weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers.

THE BIG BANG THEORY Sneak Peek: Back From the Holidays

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New episodes of our favorite shows are finally back. That includes THE BIG BANG THEORY, where we find the old gang getting back together after the holidays.

Sheldon and Amy return from a trip to Texas, where they report a good time was not had by all — maybe by no one. And just in time for Sheldon to find Leonard and Penny clearing away their holiday decorations a whole week after Christmas. For shame!

Meanwhile, Howard and Bernadette arrive a bit late because life with a new baby is much more complicated than even life with a group of immature nerds. Raj and Stuart aren’t far behind.

See our preview below and watch THE BIG BANG THEORY tonight (January 5) at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on CBS (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

NCIS Sneak Peek: In “Plane Site”

NCIS returns tonight from its holiday hiatus riding the glow of the tour de force performances and storyline of its fall season finale, in which David McCallum, Mark Harmon and company showed how seasoned professionals can turn words on a paper into warm, emotional memories. Kudos to all.

The excitement continues tonight when the show addresses a growing real-life trend…terrorism designed to influence a particular policy. In a time when foreign governments hack into elections and utilities, and social media is helping to spawn home-grown terrorists, it is not impossible to believe that a businessman might resort to using acts of terror to manipulate the stock market.

Reeves (Duane Henry) goes undercover in James Bond-ian style in an operation with the codename, “Willoughby,” to bring down the manipulator. (For those who love a man in uniform or a man with a British accent, you get both of those rolled into one tonight.)

Rafi Silver returns as Qasim Naasir, the translator who works with NCIS. (Qasim’s brother, Rasheed, was a terrorist pursued by the team before his demise last season.) It also was revealed recently that Qasim and Bishop have begun dating, and the two are working together to find a break in the stock manipulation case.

When the undercover operation is compromised, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and Vance (Rocky Carroll) must act quickly to save Reeves. Is anyone aboard that exploding plane?

NCIS also stars Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Wilmer Valderrama, Jennifer Esposito, Brian Dietzen and the fabulous aforementioned McCallum.

Guest stars on tonight’s episode, also titled “Willoughby,” are Claudia Christian, Travis Schuldt, Lanny Joon, Elise Robertson, Rick Hall, Neil Sandilands, Shaan Sharma, newscaster Pat Harvey, Monica Lawson, Jill Czarnowski, Ravi Naidu, Allyssa Amelia Entz and Bruce Locke. “Willoughby” was written by Gina Lucita Monreal and directed by Tony Wharmby.

NCIS airs tonight (January 3) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS in the U.S. and on Global in Canada.

SCORPION Sneak Peek: Cold as Ice

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LA is in the middle of a heat wave when SCORPION returns for its first episode in 2017. The team is heading out to a job at the inter-state waterway in the dessert, but the situation becomes critical when a piece of the machinery breaks off and the shrapnel seriously wounds Cabe.

In order to save his life, Team Scorpion must freeze Cabe’s body. Since they just figured out how to build a homemade curling pond in the middle of the garage, we’re betting they use the same technology to help free Cabe.

Meanwhile, earlier in the episode Allie stops by with the guidelines for the debate between her and Cabe’s candidates and she seriously hints that she’d like Cabe to ask her out on a date. Unfortunately for him, he’s hopeless when it comes to women and seems to miss his chance. But will his near-brush with death convince him to take the plunge with her?

Don’t miss an all new episode of SCORPION tonight (January 2) at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (U.S.) and CityTV (Canada).

RANSOM Sneak Peeks: Keeping Cool Under Pressure

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When we first meet the hero of RANSOM, crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont is facing off against a man who has taken several church parishoners hostage. Disregarding his own safety and convinced of his ability to talk the gunman down, Eric puts himself into harm’s way by walking into the room with the armed man.

Later we learn that Eric — the owner of Crisis Resolution — is very good at his job. So good, in fact, that Maxine Carlson is desperate to work with him. Unfortunately, the fact that she circumvents another employee’s vetting process and goes to the boss man herself to land a job doesn’t exactly impress that other employee, Oliver Yates.

Related: Meet the characters of RANSOM

Maxine is immediately thrust into Crisis Resolution’s newest case: the kidnapping of a young boy. The only problem with this scenario is that this boy had already been missing for years after disappearing from his parents’ house. So the team has a two-fold mission: retrieve the kidnapped child and figure out where he’s been for the last several years.

Don’t miss the series premiere of RANSOM on Sunday, January 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT on CBS (U.S.) and Global (Canada). Following the premiere, RANSOM moves to Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT beginning January 7 on CBS and Global.

RANSOM: Meet the Characters

Don’t miss the series premiere of RANSOM on Sunday, January 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT on CBS (U.S.) and Global (Canada). Following the premiere, RANSOM moves to Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT beginning January 7 on CBS and Global.

THE BIG BANG THEORY Sneak Peek: And Baby Makes Nine?

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One story arc reaches its zenith tonight on THE BIG BANG THEORY, while another one stutters along.

It appears the big night finally arrives for the Wolowitzes. Tonight Howard and Bernadette gather the nerd squad at the hospital to welcome their new baby. While waiting for Howard and Bernadette’s big event, the supportive gang examines how much they’ve grown over the years — all except Raj and Stuart, who feel left in the wake by everyone else’s successes. Of course, last week they did get to battle it out over which was more supportive during Bernadette’s pregnancy. Well, it’s something.

It’s also Amy’s birthday, and Sheldon and Amy celebrate as only Sheldon and Amy can. A couple of weeks ago, Sheldon tried to spring a surprise brunch on Amy that didn’t go so well. What magic could he be planning tonight?

Enjoy the last new episode before the holidays. Watch the clips below and tun in to THE BIG BANG THEORY tonight (December 15) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).