TV News: Blacklist, Simpsons, Tin Man, HR

The Blacklist
NBC’s “The Blacklist” has set a new ratings record with Live+3 ratings for the show’s second episode showing an increase of 5.1 million viewers (45%) on top of the live overnight numbers of 11.3 million. That’s a new record for Live+3 data.

It basically means it’s a show that many are DVR-ing, in fact the new numbers confirm that the second episode retained around 97% of the pilot’s sizeable audience. [Source: Unreality]

The Simpsons
Fox has picked up “The Simpsons” for a historic 26th season of the animated comedy. The longest-running, American primetime scripted show in television history, the 25th season premiere on Sunday saw a 12% rise in ratings from last season’s average.

Meanwhile, a clip has gone up pointing out all the sci-fi and horror movie references in Guillermo del Toro’s opening credits for this year’s Halloween episode. Check it out here.

Tin Man
NBC has given an a pilot order for the sci-fi crime thriller series “Tin Man” from “Transformers” and “The Ring” scribe Ehren Kruger. Kruger, Glenn and Bobker are executive producing.

Set in the near future, the story follows two quite different people. The first is a fugitive robot accused of first degree murder, who may hold the key to the future of human evolution. The other is a young female public defender forced to fight for his cause. [Source: Deadline]

Peter Fonda has been cast as a recurring guest star in the drama pilot “HR” on Lifetime. Fonda plays Jonathan Quaff, one of the founders of the company.

Alicia Silverstone stars as a woman who works as Director of Human Resources at said company. After a head injury, she throws standard corporate practices out the window and inspires the business to strive for new ambitions and profits. [Source: Deadline]