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Last year, Shades of Blue debuted with strong ratings, and NBC renewed it after only five episodes aired. As the season progressed, the numbers declined. Fewer than two thirds of the premiere audience tuned in for the season finale. Will the ratings continue to fall? Will Shades of Blue be cancelled or renewed for season three on NBC?A New York City crime drama, Shades of Blue stars Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta, Warren Kole, Drea de Matteo, Dayo Okeniyi, Vincent Laresca, Hampton Fluker, Sarah Jeffery, and Gino Anthony Pesi. The series follows Harlee Santos (Lopez) and her work “family” of Brooklyn detectives. Season two finds Harlee navigating her fractured relationship with Wozniak (Liota) as she struggles to conceal the fact that she killed her daughter’s father. Not only are Stahl (Kole) and the FBI scrutinizing their precinct, so is Internal Affairs Detective Verco (Dov Davidoff). Meanwhile, a former member of their crew, Julia »
Pete Holmes' Crashing TV show was renewed for a second season on HBO, last month. In wake of Sunday's season one finale, the star, who executive produces the TV series with Judd Apatow, is talking about the second season of his semi-autobiographical series.A scripted HBO comedy series, the Crashing cast also includes Lauren Lapkus, George Basil, Jermaine Fowler, Aparna Nancherla, Dov Davidoff, Zach Cherry, and Jo Yang. In season one, Dave Attell, Hannibal Burress, Artie Lange, T.J. Miller, Jim Norton, Rachael Ray, and Sarah Silverman guest starred as themselves.Read More… »
Two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro (Best Supporting Actor, The Godfather: Part II, 1974; Best Actor, Raging Bull, 1980) stars as an aging insult comic trying to reinvent himself for acclaimed filmmaker Taylor Hackford (Ray) in the comedy-drama The Comedian. De Niro’s eight-years-in-the-making passion project also stars Leslie Mann (Knocked Up), Danny DeVito (“Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”), Charles Grodin (Dave), Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman (Best Supporting Actress, The Last Picture Show, 1971), Patti LuPone (“Penny Dreadful”), and Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel (Best Supporting Actor, Bugsy, 1991), with a cast that includes Lucy DeVito (Leaves of Grass) and Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally…). In addition, the film features a veritable who’s who of stand-up comedians, »
- Tom Stockman
It's great when a show is currently airing and a network makes a renewal decision.
The announcement was made by Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment.
“We’re so hugely appreciative of everything Jennifer and Ray do, and know it is due to their dedication, as well as the hard work of our incredible cast and producers, that Shades of Blue has so clearly and compellingly earned a third-season renewal, Salke said.
“This show continues to mine powerful stories that always leave us hungry for more.”
Thus far in its second season, Shades of Blue is dominating the Sunday 10/9c hour among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas, generating a +50% margin of victory in the of victory in the timeslot in adult 18-49 rating. »
- Carissa Pavlica
4 items from 2017
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