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Fall TV is in full swing, and now that most of the new series have premiered, the pickup, renewal, and cancellation news has begun. There have been a few exciting pickups for freshman and veteran series, and so far, just a couple cancellations. See how your favorite shows have fared so far, and keep checking back for more news as we update. Source: Fox What's Been Picked Up The CW The Flash: The superhero series is getting a full first season. Jane the Virgin: The freshman series is also getting a full season. Fox Gotham: The freshman series was picked up for a full season. ABC How to Get Away With Murder: The drama was picked up for a full first season. Black-ish: The Anthony Anderson sitcom was also picked up for an entire first season. CBS Under the Dome: The Summer series will be back for a third season. »
ABC continues their search to find a new hit family sitcom for Wednesday nights. So many have failed and been cancelled. Will Black-ish be the next to go or will it be a success in the ratings and be renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.
On Black-ish, patriarch Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) begins to wonder if his success has caused him and his family to lose touch with their roots. The rest of the family is played by Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, and Laurence Fishburne.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest. »
For a lot of years, television has been viewed as sort of second string to film. It was good, of course, but usually couldn’t match the quality of the high profile, big budget blockbusters we saw at the cinema. But recently, television has been making huge strides towards closing the gap, thanks to some tremendously innovative, groundbreaking programs. So it’s fair to say that in regards to the new crop of television shows premiering this fall, our expectations are understandably pretty high. We’ve gotten used to Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and Orange is the New Black — goofy little Chuck Lorre comedies on NBC just aren’t going to cut it anymore for the discerning viewer. We have more refined tastes now.
The following shows are the programs that we think have the potential to be genuinely good. Tellingly, there’s a healthy mix between the networks, »
- Audrey Fox
ABC’s new comedy black-ish (Wednesdays) is about a wealthy black family in Los Angeles dealing with cultural and racial identities in America. Anthony Anderson stars as Dre, an advertising executive and father trying to keep it real without knowing what real is anymore. Anderson took a few moments to anwer our “7 Questions.” 1) What has been your strangest fan encounter? You! Right now! 2) Who said I was a fan? [Laughs] You’d better be! 3) Tell us about a time when you were starstruck. I was at [PR entrepreneur] Ron Berkowitz’s house for a birthday party for [film producer … Continue reading →
The post 7 Questions With Anthony Anderson of ABC’s “black-ish” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Ryan Berenz
Division of household labor in a relationship can be a tricky task — especially when one half of the couple may have developed a slight video-game addiction.
In the following exclusive sneak peek from Wednesday’s installment of black-ish (9:30/8:30c), Dre (Anthony Anderson) gets called out by Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) for failing to recognize the “1,000 invisible things” she does on a weekly basis to keep their household running.
Press Play to see the bold (and potentially disastrous) offer Dre makes to help ease his wife’s stress levels, then hit the comments and share your thoughts on the setup. »
Disney’s international programming distribution arm has secured deals with broadcasters in countries ranging from the U.K., Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Poland, Vietnam, South Africa, China and Azerbaijan to Israel, the Middle East, Greece, all of Africa and Turkey, amongst others.
The Shonda Rhimes exec produced show, which stars Viola Davis as a criminal law professor who gets entangled in a murder conspiracy with her students, has gained critical plaudits following its U.S. premiere on Sept. 25.
Rhimes’ primetime dramas, produced by Shondaland and ABC Studios, include medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” which has generated sales in 238 territories, and political thriller “Scandal,” which has so far seen sales to 227 territories.
- Leo Barraclough
ABC put in a full season order for “Black-ish” on Thursday after airing only three episodes of the family-centered comedy, but that should come as much of a surprise. The show has a talented cast of stars in Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis, Ross Yara Shahidi and Laurence Fishburne, and a favorable timeslot, but those aren't the only reasons why it has taken off. Also read: ABC Gives Full Season Orders to ‘How to Get Away With Murder,’ ‘Black-Ish’ Here's why TheWrap thinks “Black-ish” couldn't have missed: 1. Timing Is Everything ABC's family comedy “Black-ish” couldn't ask for a better timeslot than 9:30 p. »
- Tony Maglio and Travis Reilly
This is one time "The Flash" didn't move fast enough. ABC has become the first network this fall to extend full-season orders, confirming the extended runs for "How To Get Away With Murder" and "Black-ish." The "How To Get Away With Murder" pick-up comes with a bit of a caveat. The Shonda Rhimes-produced, Peter Nowalk-created drama will air only 15 episodes this season, part of the price of getting into business with a star as busy and in-demand as Viola Davis. The restricted full season was always part of the plan and was discussed by ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee and by the producers at the TCA press tour over the summer. As for "Black-ish," the Anthony Anderson comedy got a full back-nine order and will air 22 episodes this season. The "Black-ish" pick-up comes after the show's third episode drew 8.28 million viewers and a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49, up from the previous week. »
- Daniel Fienberg
ABC is the first out of the gate with full-season orders, picking up drama How to Get Away with Murder and comedy Black-ish. Shondaland’s Murder, which stars Viola Davis as an ethically dubious criminal law professor, has become the top series debut of the fall. The series delivered a whopping 14 million viewers and a 3.8 rating among adults 18-49 in its debut. The season will have 15 total episodes. The Anthony Anderson comedy Black-ish, meanwhile, debuted strong with 10.8 million viewers and a 3.3. The series had the highest-ever retention of Modern Family viewers for a regular comedy debut in the post-Family slot. »
- Natalie Abrams
This brings the episode totals to 22 for “Black-ish” and 15 for “Murder.”
“Murder,” which stars Viola Davis as a mastermind criminal lawyer and professor and has seen heavy promotion from the network’s “Tgit” marketing campaign, is the fall’s highest-rated new series in adults 18-49, averaging a 3.6 “live plus same-day” rating through two airings. The premiere also set DVR playback records, gaining about 6 million viewers within the first three days of its airing. It is created and executive produced by Pete Nowalk (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”). Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), Betsy Beers (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) and Bill D’Elia (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The West Wing”) also serve as executive producers. “How to Get Away with Murder” is produced by ABC Studios. »
- Whitney Friedlander
Gather round, disciples - your mentors here at the Tube Talk Q&A have more wisdom to impart upon you...and by wisdom, we mean UK airdates for your favourite Us shows.
Find true enlightenment through your telly box - it worked for us.
Any idea of an airdate for Arrow or its spinoff The Flash?
An important update on this query from chocolategaga - The Flash is now confirmed to be speeding his way onto Sky1 on Tuesday, October 28 at 8pm, and if you want to know what we thought of the pilot, check out our review here.
Arrow - launching into its third season - will follow on Thursday, October 30 at 8pm and you know what this means, right? Us fans in the UK will get to see any-and-all crossovers between the two shows air in their intended order!
Seems like that would be a given, but it's »
Update: In updated Nielsen estimates released Thursday afternoon, there were no changes in first-place CBS’ demo averages, including “Stalker,” whose total-viewer count ended up at 9.05 million.
Every ABC show was revised upward by one tenth of a ratings point, while tentpole “Modern Family” gained two tenths: “The Middle” (2.0/7 in 18-49, 7.42 million viewers overall), “The Goldbergs” (2.3/8 in 18-49, 7.09 million viewers overall), “Modern Family” (3.7/12 in 18-49, 10.56 million viewers overall), “Black-ish” (2.6/8 in 18-49, 8.29 million viewers overall) and “Nashville” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 5.34 million viewers overall).
“Black-ish” finished down 21% from its premiere, while lead-in “Modern” was 5% lower, and retained 70% of its lead-in (down from 85% for its premiere). And “Nashville” was up a tenth from its season premiere to leap-frog NBC’s “Chicago Pd” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 6.63 million viewers overall), which was revised downward in the nationals to come in 21% lower than its season opener (1.9).
The only other change in the nationals was a one-tenth upgrade for NBC »
- Rick Kissell
Donald Trump offered up his always-extreme opinion on Wednesday, this time going after ABC's new sitcom “Black-ish” on Twitter. He doesn't even need to see the show to know he hates it. “How is ABC Television allowed to have a show entitled ‘Blackish'?” Trump tweeted. “Can you imagine the furor of a show, “Whiteish”! Racism at highest level?” Also read: Whoopi Goldberg Lashes Out at Donald Trump for ‘Stupid’ Ebola Virus Tweets on ‘The View’ ABC has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment on Trump's criticism. “Black-ish,” starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne, debuted on the network one week. »
- Ryan O'Connell
Donald Trump is at it again. After taking aim at Rosie O'Donnell and Danny Zuker, among others, the outspoken Apprentice mastermind and entrepreneur has a new target: ABC's freshman comedy Black-ish. "How is ABC Television allowed to have a show entitled 'Blackish'? Can you imagine the furor of a show, "Whiteish"! Racism at highest level?" Trump wrote. See more Faces of Fall 2014 Black-ish, loosely based on the life of showrunner Kenya Barris, centers on an upper-middle-class black man (Anthony Anderson) who struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old-school father and his own
- Lesley Goldberg
In our fall TV preview, we broke down each day into what to watch live and what to DVR. Here's your Fall Wednesday night game plan: 8 p.m. Watch: Survivor (CBS): The long-running reality show revives the Blood vs. Water concept as nine pairs compete to win a million dollars in Nicaragua. DVR: Arrow (The CW): Arrow returns with classic DC Comics villain Ra's al Ghul as a new foe while Oliver (Stephen Amell) continues to contend with his identity as the titular superhero. Premieres Oct. 8. 9 p.m. Watch: Modern Family (ABC): The show continues with Cam »
- Teresa Jue
Eliza Dooley has no real friends. And frankly, it’s not hard to figure out why.
In ABC’s new comedy Selfie, Eliza (Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan) is a narcissistic, social media-obsessed pharmaceutical sales rep, who considers her present-day Insta-fame redemption for those awkward, friendless teenage years.
But as Eliza observes in the first few minutes of Tuesday’s premiere, “Being friended is not the same thing as having friends.” It’s a lesson she learns the hard way, after she tosses her cookies twice en route to a business trip — upon learning that her co-worker boyfriend is, in fact, »
Related Fall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 42 Returning Favorites
The new drama is penned by Gossip Girl‘s Stephanie Savage, Schwartz’s co-ep, and follows a group of women who support their star-bound husbands during the 1960s space race. The action follows Lily Koppel’s 2013 bestseller, »
This Wednesday on Modern Family (ABC, 9/8c), Phil and Claire join Alex on a tour of the Caltech campus — but who is the unexpected tagalong?
Related Modern Family Plans Sleepover With Kristen Johnston
In this first look at the episode, we learn that Luke purposely got dragged along, for reasons you will see, but Haley is also on hand for the tour. Is the college drop-out wise to her parents’ tricks? Or did she pull one over on herself? Press play for the amusing answer.
Also in this episode: »
You can’t spell “smother” without “mother” — a lesson that will be abundantly clear now that Jenifer Lewis (Meet the Browns, Strong Medicine) has boarded black-ish in the recurring role of Dre’s (Anthony Anderson) overbearing mom.
Lewis’ character Ruby is described as follows: “She smothers pork chops with gravy, Dre with love, and would like to flat out smother [Dre's wife] Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), who feels the same way about her.”
Related black-ish Premiere: Did You Fall for ABC’s Newest Modern Family?
Lewis will make her first appearance later this season, according to the network.
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Jimmy Fallon will do a post-Super Bowl “Tonight Show” in Phoenix, followed by a week of shows in L.A. Fallon’s post-Super Bowl show will air after a special episode of “The Blacklist.” After the game, he’ll bring “The Tonight Show” back to Los Angeles from Feb. 2-5 for a week of shows from Universal Studios Hollywood. “How to Get Away with Murder’s” premiere now has more than 20 million viewers — after setting a DVR playback record A record 6 million watched the ShondaLand drama on DVR. Dominic Cooper officially joins “Agent Carter” His role as Tony Stark’s father, Howard Stark, will become a regular one on the ABC series. Click Read Full Post For More A mathematician has created a statistical model predicting who will die on “Game of Thrones” Richard Vale from the University of Canterbury’s statistics department uses previous chapters to predict which character »
- Norman Weiss
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