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EXCLUSIVE: TV pilots’ role is to serve as a prototype for a series. Sometimes, networks make changes to that prototype when they proceed to mass production with a series order, which unfortunately affects talent. Two of ABC’s newly picked-up series, The Rookie‘s Feds spinoff, headlined by Niecy Nash, and the Gina Rodriguez-starring comedy Not Dead
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On the eve of the 2022 Upfronts, broadcast networks cancelled more than a dozen series, adding to a long list of TV shows that have ended in the past year, are about to wrap or are going dark in 2023. The gallery above contains a compendium of the cancellations going back to August 2021, including
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ABC’s Kay Oyegun drama pilot has found its five therapists. Sendhil Ramamurthy (Never Have I Ever), Johnny Simmons (Girlboss), Rachel Hilson (Winning Time), Demetrius Grosse (Fear the Walking Dead) and Rahnuma Panthaky (NCIS: Los Angeles ) are set as leads opposite previously announced Marsha Stephanie Blake. The untitled hourlong project comes from 20th Television and
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We are 10 days away from the start of the traditional upfront week and a day into the new series pickup window, which kicked off yesterday with NBC’s order to the Quantum Leap pilot. Getting intel on broadcast pilots is harder than ever as that marketplace has contracted over the last five years but here
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The Oscars has people talking in a way the ceremony has not been able to in years. Unfortunately, it is not so much about the moving acceptance speeches or elaborate production numbers but an ugly incident, in which Oscar nominee (and eventual winner) Will Smith slapped presented Chris Rock after the latter had directed a
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In another 48 hours, we’ll know if it worked—the Oscar show’s Audience Replacement Therapy. Almost inevitably, total viewers for Sunday night’s Academy Awards telecast on ABC will rise from last year’s pathetic 10.4 million. The bar is very low, and other recent awards shows—the Emmys, SAG, Critics Choice—have all caught a bounce.  For the Oscars
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SPOILER ALERT: This story reveals major plot points from Tuesday’s Season 1 finale of ABC’s Queens. Although the future of ABC’s freshman series Queens is unknown, it didn’t stop stars Brandy, Naturi Naughton and Nadine Velazquez from giving fans an ending full of surprises. First, let’s address the elephant in the room. Queens has yet to
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During the holiday break, which traditionally shuts down Hollywood for the final two weeks of the year, top broadcast network executives used to spend a significant portion of their time reading pilot scripts before kicking off pilot pickups at the start of January with early drama standouts. Broadcast business traditions, already threatened by the fast
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The Voice was Tuesday’s highest-rated primetime show again this week, earning a 0.7 demo rating and 6 million viewers, per Nielsen fast affiliates. However, NBC’s singing competition fell a tenth in the demo from last week and lost about 9% of its viewership. Coming in second ratings-wise was the latest installment of ABC’s The Bachelorette
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ABC brought together a handful of music’s most notable personalities, ranging from Cardi B to BTS, for the 2021 American Music Awards. While the BTS, Taylor Swift and Megan Thee Stallion were among the musicians walking away with honors, the annual awards ceremony failed to top Sunday primetime. Going against NBC’s coverage of the Steelers-Chargers
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SPOILER ALERT: The following story contains details from the Season 2 premiere of ABC’s Big Sky. A couple of major twists and compelling new mysteries presented themselves in Big Sky‘s Season 2 opener, which saw John Carroll Lynch return from beyond the TV grave. In an interview with Deadline, the SAG Award winner confirmed the
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Dancing with the Stars contestant Cody Rigsby — a Peloton fitness instructor sometimes called the “King of Quarantine” — announced today he has tested positive for Covid-19, just days after his dance partner Cheryl Burke also came down with the virus. It’s the second time Rigsby, who is vaccinated, has tested positive. Rigsby, who gained
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EXCLUSIVE: ABC will welcome Vinny Chhibber (Animal Kingdom, The Red Line), Romy Rosemont (Beyond, A Million Little Things), Patrick Gallagher (Joe Pickett, Twilight Zone) and more to Season 2 of Big Sky as recurring. Ryan O’Nan (Fargo, Ray Donovan), Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries, The Oath) and David Meunier (Helstrom, Justified) will also recur opposite returning
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There are multiple ceremonies planned for Saturday, September 11, to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But before then, all the major networks and streamers are rolling out programming to commemorate the lives lost and provide perspective on one of the darkest days in U.S. history. For an exhaustive schedule of 9/11
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