TV News: Ratings, MICE, Alice, Community

Despite being available online for several weeks and receiving mixed reviews, NBC’s new post-apocalyptic drama “Revolution” scored a big opening on Monday night with 11.7 million viewers and a 4.1 rating.

That makes it the highest-rated drama premiere since ABC’s “V” in 2009 with a 5.2 rating, and the highest-rated drama premiere on NBC since 2005’s “Bionic Woman” with a 5.7 rating. Neither of those shows lasted long though so it’ll be interesting to see if the audience sticks around for this one.

Not faring so well on debut was Fox’s “The Mob Doctor” which had only 5.1 million viewers and a 1.5 rating. [Source: Huffington Post]

NBC has made a pilot commitment to “M.I.C.E.” which Peter Berg will executive produce. A remake of the Israeli series “The Gordin Cell”, Berg will also helm and pen the pilot with the title being an acronym for “Money, Ideology, Coercion and Ego”.

The original centers on a decorated Israeli Air Force officer in a high-security post who has no idea that his parents were Russian spies. When their former handler extort officer into espionage activity, he must decide between his family and his country. [Source: Deadline]

Alice in Wonderland
The CW is developing “Wunderland”, a contemporary reimagining of Alice In Wonderland which McG and “The Playboy Club” creator Chad Hodge will executive produce (and Hodge will write).

The drama centers on a young female detective in present-day Los Angeles who discovers another world that exists under the surface of this ultra-modern city. [Source: Deadline]

James Brolin is set to play the estranged father of Joel McHale’s Jeff Winger character in the upcoming fourth season of “Community”.

Brolin will guest-star in the NBC comedy’s Thanksgiving-themed episode in which Jeff winds up at his dad’s house – a dad he hasn’t seen since he was a kid. [Source: EW]