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TV Scorecard: What Shows Have Been Canceled or Renewed in 2016?

22 hours ago | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It's only February, but already networks are making major decisions about what shows will make the cut for Fall. Which shows will return this Summer? Which comedies and dramas are getting one final season? What is disappearing into the night, never to be seen again? Take a look below to find out the fate of your favorite shows, and if it's not on this list, it's probably on our previous scorecard! What's Been Renewed NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The long-running crime series has been granted an 18th season. Chicago Med: The medical drama will return for season two. Chicago Fire: The procedural will get a fifth season. Chicago Pd: The Chicago-set series has earned a fourth season. Blindspot: The new drama was the first show to be picked up last Fall and has already been renewed for season two. Shades of Blue: Jennifer Lopez »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Hopes O.J. Simpson Will 'See Some Truth' in His Portrayal of the Infamous Athlete

11 February 2016 11:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. hopes O.J. Simpson will see an accurate reflection of himself in FX's hit series, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and find peace in the portrayal. "Hopefully he'll see some truth in it," the actor tells People in this week's issue. For Gooding Jr., 48, watching the new Ryan Murphy series ideally will be a spiritual experience for Simpson. "Hopefully he will find some sense of redemption and healing," he said at Perry Ellis' New York Fashion Week Men's show. "To be thoughtful and reflective." • For more from Cuba Gooding Jr. on American Crime Story, »

- Maggie Parker, @maggie_wp

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25 of Chanel's Harshest Burns on Scream Queens

10 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Season one of Fox's murder mystery Scream Queens concluded weeks ago, and we had plenty of fun watching it. In particular, the amazing Chad Radwell, and of course, queen of mean, Chanel Oberlin. Now, Ryan Murphy and Co. often go too far, but sometimes that over-the-top quality is what makes characters like Chanel so instantly iconic. Emma Roberts's sorority queen/mean girl has the sickest burns - and we mean sick in every way possible. In honor of the actress's 25th birthday, here's our salute to her harshest burns on the show. »

- Shannon Vestal Robson

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Kato Kaelin Live-Tweeted American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, Commented on His Portrayal and Life After the Trial

10 February 2016 6:06 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

When it comes to making a biopic of any kind, there will more likely than not be some liberties taken with the actual events so as to create a more entertaining program. And while American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson combines fact with fiction, the age of the Internet has allowed some of the people involved to react to what's happening on the screen. O.J. Simpson already has said that he feels indifferent about Cuba Gooding Jr.'s portrayal of his life story, and now real-life Kato Kaelin is expressing his thoughts about his own portrayal on Ryan Murphy's show. Kaelin live-tweeted Tuesday's episode and answered fans' questions about the trial, his life at the time and what he's up to »

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The People v Oj Simpson: episode two – the Juice is on the run

10 February 2016 5:31 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

It’s time for Simpson’s dramatic flight from the cops and, well, nothing much happens other than that, save for some great actors spewing clunky exposition and some ham-fisted references to the Kardashian kids

To read about episode one, click here

Where was I during the Oj Simpson Bronco chase? Good question, reader, because I have a perfectly dull answer for you. I was at a San Francisco Giants baseball game at Candlestick Park. They were playing the Chicago Cubs and the video scoreboard would occasionally flash snippets of the chase. I had no concept of the enormity of shutting down a major freeway in Los Angeles. I hadn’t yet moved there to experience the soul-crushing ennui of bumper-to-bumper traffic suffered only so that one could refill their Xanax prescription. I just thought it was odd that anyone would care about a guy fleeing the police, especially someone »

- Dave Schilling

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Why Cuba Gooding Jr. Changed His Mind About Meeting O.J. Simpson

10 February 2016 5:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Fun fact about the reason Cuba Gooding Jr. took on the role of O.J. Simpson in The People v. O.J. Simpson: He had no idea what the role was. The 48-year-old actor tells E! News he actually turned down a previous offer to play O.J. prior to getting the offer for the FX megahit, but then immediately said yes when his agent called and said he was being offered a Ryan Murphy project. "I'm at that age in my career, or experience level," Gooding tells E! News, "where I don't worry about the scripts as much anymore as I do the filmmaking team, the director. When my agents called and said Ryan Murphy wants to meet with you, I said, 'Great! Tell him I'm in!'" Before he started »

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‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Recap: Recreating the Infamous ‘Run of His Life’

9 February 2016 8:02 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler alert: Do not read unless you’ve watched episode two of “People v. O.J. Simpson,” titled “The Run of His Life.”

Two moments from the O.J. Simpson saga stand out for those who remember it: the verdict and the Bronco chase. It’s been said that while the Bronco chase brought us together as a country, the verdict divided us.

Yet for a moment so seared into our collective consciousness, the episode — as directed by Ryan Murphy — effectively manages to find drama and suspense as it careens towards its inevitable conclusion.

The hour opens with Robert Kardashian (David Schwimmer) praying for his friend and now murder suspect, O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) — who’s Mia in a Bronco being driven by A.C. Cowlings (Malcolm-Jamal Warner). He left behind a suicide note, and Kardashian’s heartbroken, believing his friend to have done the unthinkable. As the first few hours pass without any word, »

- Debra Birnbaum

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All Hail the Scream Queen! Look Back on Emma Roberts's Hollywood Evolution

9 February 2016 5:10 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Emma Roberts freaked all of us out during the first season of Scream Queens, but before she was cast as the downright evil queen bee Chanel Oberlin, Emma was just a little girl from a big Hollywood family, growing up in front of the cameras. Emma is the daughter of actor Eric Roberts and the niece of Oscar winner Julia Roberts; she made her big-screen debut playing Johnny Depp's daughter in 2001's Blow and became the star of the Nickelodeon show Unfabulous three years later. Things came full circle for Emma when she starred with her aunt Julia in the 2010 movie Valentine's Day and went on to be featured in two seasons of American Horror Story (she's also slated to pop up in Hotel). As one of creator Ryan Murphy's TV darlings - and with her hilarious recent role on Scream Queens - we wouldn't be surprised if »

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Cuba Gooding Jr. on ‘People v. O.J. Simpson’: ‘I’m Not Here to Prove His Innocence or Guilt’

9 February 2016 10:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Of all the cast members in “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” Cuba Gooding, Jr. may have the toughest challenge: He has to embody someone everyone has an opinion on.

But guilty or innocent, Gooding says he’ll never reveal his true feelings about the case — or the former Heisman trophy winner, who’s now in prison on an unrelated charge. In this week’s episode, we’ll see the infamous Bronco chase — which reveals Simpson at his most vulnerable, threatening to commit suicide as pal A.C. Cowling drives along the 405.

Here, Gooding tells Variety about the role he calls the hardest he’s ever played.

Why did you decide to take on this role?

Two words: Ryan MurphyTrue story: My agent called and said there’s a script here. It’s 167 pages, some guy with a lot of money in Australia wants to tell the story of the innocence of O.J. Simpson. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Sets More FX Records in 3-Day Ratings

8 February 2016 11:07 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

FX’s critically acclaimed event series “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” is off to a record-setting start, as nice lifts in time-shifted viewing has helped it become the network’s most-watched premiere ever.

In Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates, which include three days’ worth of time-shifted viewing, the initial airing of “The People v. O.J. Simpson” averaged 8.3 million total viewers, including 4.2 million adults 18-49 (a 3.3 national rating). The premiere had already established a same-day network viewership record for a drama, with 5.11 million people watching last Wednesday, but the L+3 number puts it ahead of comedy “Anger Management,” which had been the most-watched FX series opener in same-day numbers (5.6 million).

Among all FX premieres over the years in adults 18-49, last week’s premiere of “People v. O.J. Simpson” beat the series premiere of No. 2-ranked “The Shield” (3.0 million) by 40% and No. 3-ranked “American Horror Story” (2.8 million) by 50%. And in total viewers, »

- Rick Kissell

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‘The People V. O.J. Simpson’ Viewership Surges To FX High In Live+3 Results

8 February 2016 11:04 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The day after the Super Bowl, FX has scored a touchdown of its own. The February 2 premiere of The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story drew the best viewership debut for a drama series on the cabler in Live+Same Day, and now delayed-viewing results have the Ryan Murphy-directed first episode doing the same in Live+3. With resepctive lifts of 62% and 68%, the opening of the Cuba Gooding Jr-starring tale of the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman and the… »

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These Trading Cards Tell You Everything You Need to Know About O.J. Simpson Mania

8 February 2016 10:49 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Breaking: The first half of 2016 will henceforth always be known as “O.J.” Seriously, we’re in a moment. Through June, it will be nearly impossible to keep O.J. Simpson (and the murder, and his days as an athlete, and his rise to Hollywood stardom, and the conspiracies, and the Bronco, and the Kardashians) far from mind. The immediate reason for this: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, the FX mini-series that debuted on February 2 to considerable acclaim. Beyond the subject matter, the original hype was largely due to producer-director Ryan Murphy and his star-studded cast. In the first episode alone, you meet Cuba Gooding Jr., acting almost too naturally as broken man O.J. Simpson; Courtney B. Vance as a pitch-perfect Johnnie Cochran; Sarah Paulson as the chain-smoking Marcia Clark; John Travolta as the comically incompetent Robert Shapiro; and, of course, His Holiness David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian. »

- Rembert Browne

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The People v Oj Simpson: episode one – great casting, with one exception

5 February 2016 8:21 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The FX series based on the trial that gripped the world is off to a flying start – but does it matter that Cuba Gooding Jr looks and sounds nothing like Oj Simpson?

Part of the trick of doing a fact-based movie, TV show or miniseries is casting. Hire the wrong actors – be they too short, too tall, not attractive enough, too attractive or just incapable of acting – and it will invariably sink your production. Would Steve Jobs have been slightly better if they cast someone who looked even remotely like Steve Jobs? Probably. Then again, we knew what Steve Jobs looked like. We saw his face a lot; maybe too much. Every six months, there he was, hocking some new light-up brick gadget that promised to change the way we exist (until the next device arrives to further advance the human species to the point where we’re just pure »

- Dave Schilling

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Martin Sheen Is Shopping a 'Making a Murderer'-Style Series That Will Exonerate O.J. Simpson

4 February 2016 1:57 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

As Ryan Murphy's "American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson" series premieres this week on the FX network (and to strong debut ratings), veteran actor Martin Sheen has announced that he's shopping around a true-crime series to TV networks that will unfold in a similar manner to Netflix's hit "Making a Murderer," which will focus on alleged evidence that “exonerates” Simpson in the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Sheen is teaming up with Dallas-based investigator William Dear, who says he has spent 21 years collecting what he calls "hard evidence" that he believes exonerates Simpson of the double murders. “People are fascinated with true crime. I know the time is right for people to look at this O.J. thing,” Dear told the New York Daily News today, adding that the project is being sold as an 8 to 10-part miniseries which, like Netflix's "Making a Murderer, »

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Martin Sheen Is Shopping a 'Making a Murderer'-Style Series That Will Exonerate O.J. Simpson

4 February 2016 1:57 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

As Ryan Murphy's "American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson" series premieres this week on the FX network (and to strong debut ratings), veteran actor Martin Sheen has announced that he's shopping around a true-crime series to TV networks that will unfold in a similar manner to Netflix's hit "Making a Murderer," which will focus on alleged evidence that “exonerates” Simpson in the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Sheen is teaming up with Dallas-based investigator William Dear, who says he has spent 21 years collecting what he calls "hard evidence" that he believes exonerates Simpson of the double murders. “People are »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Glee's Ryan Murphy launches initiative to increase diversity behind the lens

4 February 2016 7:08 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The producer has announced a new foundation committed to having 50% of all director slots in his shows filled by either women or minorities

Ryan Murphy, creator of Glee, American Horror Story, Scream Queens, and most recently, The People v Oj Simpson: American Crime Story, has launched a program to tackle Hollywood’s ongoing diversity problem.

Half, a foundation within Ryan Murphy Productions, his 20th Century Fox Television-based production company, is committed to having 50% of all director slots in his shows filled by either women or minorities (which he defined to the Hollywood Reporter as “people of color or members of the Lgbtq community”).

Related: Oj Simpson and the unshakable demons that continue to haunt America

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See the Cast of American Crime Story Next to Their Real-Life Counterparts

3 February 2016 2:00 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Ryan Murphy's new series, American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, began this week! Thanks to some '90s makeovers, the cast looks uncannily like the real-life people they're playing. Sarah Paulson, John Travolta, and Cuba Gooding Jr. are all starring in the limited series, based on Jeffrey Toobin's book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson. While you're marveling at their performances in the drama (and the crazy, yet tue, scenes), take a look at how much they've been made to resemble the real people. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Ryan Murphy Launches Director Diversity Foundation

3 February 2016 1:48 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Ryan Murphy, the creator of Glee, American Horror Story and Scream Queens, will head a new foundation aimed at significantly increasing the number of female and minority directors on his series. The foundation, dubbed Half, will be run through Murphy's 20th Century Fox Television-based production company.

Murphy's TV series have helped over two dozen people earn their Directors Guild of America cards, but only a handful of them were women. "I personally can do better," Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter, adding that a recent emotional speech by former publicist »

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Ratings: ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Sets FX Record for Drama Premiere

3 February 2016 1:16 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Twenty years after the O.J. Simpson murder trial riveted the nation, FX’s new series on the subject, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” has broken out of the gate a ratings winner.

FX will again wait for three days’ worth of time-shifted viewing before making its ratings pronouncements, but the same-day numbers released Wednesday by Nielsen were pretty impressive. In fact, “People v. O.J. Simpson” set an FX viewership record for an original drama premiere with 5.11 million viewers — eclipsing the previous same-day record of 4.83 million for the network’s first-ever drama, “The Shield.” (Several shows, including “Sons of Anarchy” and installments of “American Horror Story” have had higher season premieres.)

See More: ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Recap: Building a Case for Murder

In adults 18-49, “People v. O.J. Simpson” averaged a 2.0 rating, tying with the CBS special “Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials” as Tuesday’s No. »

- Rick Kissell

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‘The People V. O.J. Simpson’ Debuts Strong With 5.1M Viewers For FX

3 February 2016 1:13 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The ratings jury has made its decision on The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and it is one FX and Ryan Murphy are likely to celebrate. The 10 Pm debut of the highly promoted anthology series about the trial of century 20-plus years ago drew 5.11 million viewers with 2.5 million adults 18-49 for a 2.0 rating. The Murphy-directed 80-minute first episode was the most-watched and highest-rated show on all of cable last night. In fact, it matched CBS’ Super Bowl… »

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