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Fraggle Rock: Gerry Parkes Dies at 90, Farewell Doc

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Muppet site Tough Pigs reports that actor Gerry Parkes (sometimes credited as Gerard Parkes) has died at the age of 90. Parkes was best known as the beloved human character Doc from the Fraggle Rock TV show. He also had a recurring role in the Shining Time Station series from the 1990s.

In addition, Parkes appeared in more than 70 TV shows and movies, including The Boondock Saints. His last on-screen appearance was in 2009's The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.

Here's are clips from the final episode of Fraggle Rock. Doc and Sprocket are moving away but still have a connection to the underground creatures.

What do you think? Do you remember Parkes' work on Fraggle Rock or on other TV and movie projects? Have any favorite memories? »

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Scream Queens: Fox Orders New TV Series from Ryan Murphy

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Fox has given a straight-to-series order for Scream Queens, a new comedy horror series from Ryan Murphy, the co-creator of Glee, The New Normal, and American Horror Story.

Here are the details:

In A Straight-to-series Order, Fox Greenlights First Comedy-horror Anthology, "Scream Queens"

Series Hails From Glee Creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan

15-Episode First Installment to Premiere Fall 2015

Fox has ordered Scream Queens, a new genre-bending comedy-horror anthology series, it was announced today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. The series, produced by 20th Century Fox Television, is from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto, the executive producers of Glee and "American Horror Story."

The first installment in the new anthology series revolves around a college campus which »

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Z Nation: Season One Ratings

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The Walking Dead on AMC is insanely popular and was the highest-rated show on television last season in the 18-49 demographic. How will Syfy's Z Nation perform? Will it be a killer success in the ratings and be renewed for a second season or, will it be cancelled? Stay tuned.

A horror TV show, Z Nation begins three years after a zombie virus has gutted the United States. A ragtag band of everyday people must work together to transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California to the last functioning viral lab. The cast includes Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls, Kellita Smith, Michael Welch, Anastasia Baranova, Russell Hodgkinson, Pisay Pao, Nat Zang, and Keith Allan.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the »

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Z Nation: Season Two Renewal for Syfy TV Show

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There are more zombies in Syfy's future. The cable channel has renewed their Friday night series Z Nation for a second season.

A horror TV show, Z Nation begins three years after a zombie virus has gutted the United States. A ragtag band of everyday people must work together to transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California to the last functioning viral lab. The cast includes Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls, Kellita Smith, Michael Welch, Anastasia Baranova, Russell Hodgkinson, Pisay Pao, Nat Zang, and Keith Allan.

To date, the first season of the series has averaged 1.45 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic. It's currently the cable channel's highest-rated series in the demo.

The Z Nation Twitter feed broke the news of the renewal this way: "Breaking: Ready for more »

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The Newsroom: Third and Final Season Premieres November 9th

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HBO has announced that the third and final season of The Newsroom will launch on Sunday, November 9th. There are just a half-dozen installments.

Here's the press release:

Golden Globe-nominated Drama Series "The Newsroom," Starring Emmy(R)-Winner Jeff Daniels And Emily Mortimer, Created By Aaron Sorkin, Kicks Off Third And Final Season Nov. 9, Exclusively On HBO

Aaron Sorkin, Scott Rudin, Alan Poul, Denis Biggs And Paul Lieberstein Executive Produce

The third and final season of The Newsroom finds Will and Mac and the staff of "News Night" facing two explosive situations: the possibility of a hostile takeover of the network looming on the horizon, and leaked classified government documents that unleash a legal fire storm that threatens to topple more than one professional career.

Going beyond the headlines, the six-part season turns its attention inward, focusing »

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Getting On: Season Two Debuts November 9th

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HBO has announced that season two of Getting On will kick off on Sunday, November 9th. There are just six installments.

Guest stars this season include Betty Buckley, Jayma Mays, Carrie Preston, Alia Shawkat and Jean Smart.

Here are the details:

"Getting On," An Offbeat, Comedic Look At The Dysfunctional Staff Of A Beleaguered Hospital, Begins Its Second Season Nov. 9, Exclusively On HBO

At the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of Mt. Palms Hospital in Long Beach, Cal., the staff attends to the needs of female patients who are often "getting on" in years, while dealing with the challenges of a health-care bureaucracy in need of an overhaul. Even as they attempt to serve their charges under less-than-ideal circumstances, the lives of this ragtag crew are complicated by conflicting agendas, both professional and personal.

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CW 2014-15 Season Ratings (updated 10/20/14)

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The CW is the smallest television network and their TV shows draw far fewer viewers than the others. However, they still have to cancel and renew series. Will your favorites survive to see another season? Stay tuned.

CW shows this season (so far): Arrow, The Flash, Jane the Virgin, The Originals, Reign, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries.

Note: Much of season 21 of America's Next Top Model and almost all of season 10 of Whose Line Is It Anyway? aired prior to the start of the 2014-15 season sotheir ratings are ranked here.

How does The CW decide what to cancel or renew? They look at a lot of different factors but the ratings play an important role. The higher the ratings, the better chance a show has of surviving. Here's how the network's shows are doing so far: »

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ABC 2014-15 Season Ratings (updated 10/20/14)

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ABC certainly needs new shows that are a hit in the ratings. They didn't have much luck last season. Will this year be different or will much of their new crop of TV shows be cancelled as well?

There's lots of data that network execs looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. These charts will be updated daily, as new ratings data becomes available.

ABC shows (so far): 20/20, America's Funniest Home Videos, Black-ish, Castle, Cristela, Dancing with the Stars, Forever, The Goldbergs, Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Last Man Standing, Manhattan Love Story, Marvel's Agents of Shield, The Middle, Modern Family, Nashville, Once Upon a Time, Resurrection, Revenge, Scandal, Selfie, and Shark Tank.

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NBC 2014-15 Season Ratings (updated 10/20/14)

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After struggling for years in the ratings, it seems that NBC is really starting to turn things around. Of course, they still have their challenges. Which NBC TV shows will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned!

NBC shows this season (so far): A to Z, About a Boy, Bad Judge, The Biggest Loser, The Blacklist, Chicago Fire, Chicago Pd, Dateline, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Marry Me, The Mysteries of Laura, Parenthood, and The Voice.

There's lots of data that NBC looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but the ratings are typically the biggest piece. Here's how the network's shows are doing.

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Fox 2014-15 Season Ratings (updated 10/20/14)

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A few years ago, Fox had some of the top-rated TV shows on the air. Now, the network is struggling. Which series will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned.

How do the execs decide what to cancel or keep? They look at a lot of different factors but the ratings play a very large role. The higher the ratings, the better chances a show has of surviving.

Fox shows this season (so far): Bob's Burgers, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, Gotham, Gracepoint, Hell's Kitchen, The Mindy Project, Mulaney, Red Band Society, New Girl, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow, and Utopia.

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CBS 2014-15 Season Ratings (updated 10/20/14)

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Last season, CBS tried to establish new shows but almost all of them were cancelled due to low ratings. No new dramas survived and only two sitcoms did. Which shows will be cancelled or renewed this time? We'll have wait and see.

CBS shows this season (so far): 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Person of Interest, Scorpion, Stalker, and Survivor.

There's lots of data that CBS looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are typically the biggest piece. Here's how the network's shows are doing so far.

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The Simpsons: Season 26 Ratings

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It's hard to imagine that The Simpsons will ever be cancelled. Despite a decline in the ratings last season, it remained one of Fox's top-rated shows. Will the numbers go up this year or continue to sag? We'll see.

On The Simpsons, the yellow family that never gets older continues to wreak their own kind of havoc on the strange town of Springfield. The voice cast includes Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, and Harry Shearer.

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 the following morning, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.

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Family Guy: 2014-15 Ratings

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The ratings for Family Guy keep coming down but the Fox series continues to be a cash cow for the studio. Will it ever be cancelled (for the second time)? Move to a cable channel like American Dad! did? Will it return for the 2015-16 season? Stay tuned.

On Family Guy, Peter Griffin and his family and friends continue to have crazy mishaps in the Rhode Island town of Quahog. The voice cast includes Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, and Mike Henry.

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 the following morning, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season Two Ratings

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Fox is trying something new this season by breaking up Sunday's "Animation Domination" block with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a live-action sitcom. Will this gamble pay off or will it fail? Will this police comedy be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows a group of unique detectives and their newly appointed captain at the NYPD's 99th Precinct. The sitcom's cast includes Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon MIller, and Andre Braugher.

The higher a show's ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better its chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically the following morning, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.

10/20 update: You can see the latest night's ratings in context. »

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Revenge: Season Four Ratings

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Is it time for Revenge to go? Last season, the ratings for this ABC show continued to fall and there's been talk that season four will be the end. Will the numbers rise this time around or keep dropping? Cancelled or renewed for season five? Will it get a suitable ending either way? Stay tuned.

Things have changed on this season of Revenge but Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) and Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) still have plenty of reason to hate each other. The rest of the show's cast includes Gabriel Mann, Nick Wechsler, Josh Bowman, Christa B. Allen, James Tupper, and Karine Vanasse.

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 -- »

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Resurrection: Season Two Ratings

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Last spring, this ABC show fell in the ratings over the course of its first season. The network renewed Resurrection anyway. Was that a mistake? Will the ratings keep falling so that it's cancelled? Or, will they rise so that it'll be renewed for a third season? Stay tuned.

On Resurrection, a small town in Missouri is turned upside down when long-dead loved ones return after 30 years. The cast includes Omar Epps, Frances Fisher, Matt Craven, Devin Kelley, Mark Hildreth, Samaire Armstrong, Sam Hazeldine, Landon Gimenez, and Kurtwood Smith.

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 -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest. »

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America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 25 Ratings

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The ratings for America's Funniest Home Videos have been dropping for years and host Tom Bergeron has announced that this will be his final season as host. Will the clip show be cancelled after 25 seasons or will it be renewed for season 26? Stay tuned.

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.

10/20 update: You can see the latest night's ratings in context.

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Last year comparison: The 24th season of America's Funniest Home Videos »

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Once Upon a Time: Season Four Ratings

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The ratings for Once Upon a Time took another sizable dip last season but the show remained one of ABC's top shows. Will the numbers continue to fall or will they grow? Could the show be cancelled or is it a sure bet to be renewed for season five? Stay tuned.

Once Upon a Time follows the continuing adventures of fairytale characters who switch between their storybook world and Storybrooke, a small town in Maine. The ensemble cast includes Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Robert Carlyle, Colin O'Donoghue, Emile de Ravin, Jared S. Gilmore, and Michael Socha.

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 »

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The Good Wife: Season Six Ratings

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Though it's never been hit in the ratings, CBS has been renewing The Good Wife year after year. Will this be the season when the show's luck runs out or will it be the biggest year yet? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a seventh season? We shall see.

On The Good Wife, attorney and mother Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) continues to face new challenges and opportunities in both her personal and professional lives. The series also stars Christine Baranski, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips, Makenzie Vega, Alan Cumming, Zach Grenier, and Matthew Goode.

The higher a show's ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better its chances for survival. New ratings data will be added as it becomes available -- typically around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.

10/20 update: You can see the latest night's ratings »

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Madam Secretary: Season One Ratings

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ABC has done very well with their political drama, Scandal. Will Madam Secretary be a similar ratings hit for CBS? Will it be renewed for a second season or will it be cancelled? Stay tuned.

On Madam Secretary, former CIA analyst Elizabeth McCord (Tèa Leoni) returns to public life after being recruited by the President (Keith Carradine) to become the new Secretary of State. The rest of the cast includes Željko Ivanek, Bebe Neuwirth, Geoffrey Arend, Patina Miller, Erich Bergen, Tim Daly, Katherine Herzer, and Evan Roe.

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.

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