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Ratings: Early Signs Point to Solid Tune-In for E!’s ‘I Am Cait’

10 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Viewership details won’t be available until Tuesday, but overnight ratings suggest good — but not spectacular — interest Sunday night for the premiere of Caitlyn Jenner’s E! docuseries “I Am Cait.”

In Nielsen’s metered-markets, “I Am Cait” averaged a 2.1 household rating to tie with TNT’s “The Last Ship” as the top cable program of the night. Other top cable shows were HBO’s “True Detective” (1.5), TNT’s “Falling Skies” (1.5) and HBO’s “Ballers” (1.2). Last week, a similar overnight rating for “The Last Ship” translated into a little over 3 million viewers.

Review: I Am Cait

In May, a two-night “All About Bruce” episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” averaged about 2.75 million viewers in Nielsen’s “live plus same-day” national estimates, or nearly 40% more than the show’s prior three-week average with regular episodes.

An estimated 87,000 Tweets about “I Am Cait” reached a unique audience of 2.77 million on Sunday night, »


- Rick Kissell

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Ed Sheeran to Recur on Kurt Sutter's 'The Bastard Executioner' (Exclusive)

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Chart-topping singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is heading to the small screen. The six-time Grammy nominee has snagged a recurring role on Kurt Sutter’s forthcoming FX drama, The Bastard Executioner. The series, which is being billed as a blood-soaked medieval epic that tells the story of a 14th century warrior whose life is forever changed when a divine messenger beseeches him to lay down his sword and lead the life of a journeyman executioner, is currently filming in Sheeran’s native U.K. He's set to play Sir Cormac, an ambitious and deadly protégé of a high-ranking church elder.

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‘Star Trek: Renegades’ Sets World Premiere at LA’s Crest Theater in August (Exclusive)

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Star Trek: Renegades” will get its world premiere at the Crest Theater in Los Angeles on August 1, TheWrap has learned exclusively. The project is an independently produced TV pilot for a potential new “Star Trek” online series. In the film, The Federation’s main suppliers of dilithium crystals are disappearing. Space and time have folded around several planets, effectively isolating them from any contact with outside worlds, so Admiral Pavel Chekov (“Star Trek: Tos” star Walter Koenig), head of Starfleet Intelligence, turns to Commander Tuvok (“Star Trek: Voyager” star Tim Russ), Voyager’s former security officer and current head of the newly reorganized Section. »


- Joe Otterson

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Bugs Bunny Turns 75: Watch His Animated Debut in 'The Wild Hare'

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You’ve got to hand it to Bugs Bunny — he looks pretty good for 75. (Then again, he has been gray from the very beginning.)

Monday marks the iconic Looney Tunes wisecracker’s animated debut — opposite Elmer Fudd, no less — in the 1940 Warner Bros. short “The Wild Hare.”

The 7-minute cartoon features so many monumental firsts: the first time Bugs locked lips with an adversary, the first time he faked his own death and, of course, the first time he uttered those immortal words: “What’s up, »


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Devious Maids: Who Killed Blanca and Louie? Susan Lucci Teases Big Reveal

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With only five episodes left in its third season, Devious Maids is getting ready to reveal its latest killer — or killers, as the case may be. But first, Genevieve’s got a secret of her own that’ll rock her maid’s world.

“It sure could,” Susan Lucci tells TVLine when asked if the big secret, being revealed Monday (Lifetime, 9/8c), could permanently alter her relationship with Zoila.

RelatedDevious Maids Ep Explains Pablo’s Death, Teases More Season 3 Twists

But don’t worry too much about the fate of Genevieve and Zoila’s unorthodox friendship; Lucci says their “push-pull, »


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Peg Lynch, Writer and Star of ‘Ethel and Albert,’ Dies at 98

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Peg Lynch, who wrote and starred in the early TV sitcom “Ethel and Albert,” died Friday at her home in Becket, Mass. She was 98.

Lynch pioneered writing and performing her original characters — live on stage — decades before such figures as Tina Fey and Amy Schumer. Jerry Seinfeld was far from the first comic to make a show about the mundane lives of single New Yorkers; that too can be credited to Lynch.

“Ethel and Albert” followed the ordinary life of a young married couple, Ethel and Albert Arbuckle, who lived in an American town called Sandy Harbor. The domestic comedy would include life’s everyday bemusements such as balancing the family budget or entertaining guests at a party.

In her heyday,  Lynch and co-star Richard Widmark performed the happy couple on radio programs five days a week.

By 1950, the show was being adapted to the smallscreen co-starring Alan Bruce as the man of the house. »


- Mannie Holmes

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