Greg Berlanti’s ‘Blindspot’ Gets Full-Season Order from NBC
NBC has ordered an additional nine episodes of freshman action-drama “Blindspot,” TheWrap has learned. The show has been the number one-rated new series in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, averaging a 2.7 rating, 9 share and 9.6 million viewers overall. The series follows a Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) with no memories of her past who’s found naked in Times Square with her body fully covered in intricate tattoos. Also Read: 'Blindspot,' 'Scream Queens,' 'Muppets': See New Fall TV Shows' Delayed-Viewing Rankings for Premiere Week Her discovery sets off a vast and complex mystery that immediately attracts the attention of the FBI, »
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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Return Date Set by ABC Family
ABC Family has set the premiere date for “Pretty Little Liars,” the network announced Friday. The hit series starring Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse will return for the second half of Season 6 on January 12, 2016. A one-hour behind-the-scenes special will air ahead of the premiere on Nov. 24, and will give a sneak peek of the series upcoming five-year time jump. “Pretty Little Liars” also debuted its new opening sequence on Thursday, which kept many of the original elements, but added series regular Pieterse. Also read: 'Pretty Little Liars' Unveils New Opening Sequence (Video »
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Kevin James Returns To CBS With New Family Comedy
Kevin James is heading back to TV. CBS has given a 13-episode order to a multi-camera comedy toplined by The King Of Queens star, which he will co-write with former King Of Queens executive producer and frequent collaborator Rock Reuben and with sitcom veteran Bruce Helford who will serve as showrunner. The untitled comedy series, slated for the 2016-17 season, hails from Sony Pictures TV and James’ studio-based Hey Eddie Prods., which has hired Drew Worobow as VP of… »
‘Extant’ Cancelled After 2 Seasons, Halle Berry To Produce Legal Drama For CBS
After two seasons and one creative revamp, CBS and star Halle Berry have pulled the plug on summer sci-fi drama series Extant. The network is staying in business with the Oscar-winning actress, putting in development Legalease, a drama which Berry will executive produce. "CBS, Halle Berry and the producers have decided to conclude the Extant story after last season's exciting and fitting conclusion," said Glenn Geller, President of CBS Entertainment. "Extant played an… »
Dwight Yoakam and Jack Black to Produce New Nashville Comedy
There's a neighborhood in East Nashville known as "Little Hollywood," but it seems the city as a whole is adopting that moniker. Following in the footsteps of ABC's Nashville, Jack Black has partnered up with another Tenacious "D" — Dwight Yoakam — to produce a new comedy series set in Music City, according to Deadline. Titled Belles & Whistles, the half-hour show for Fox centers on a bored father who uproots his family from Silicon Valley to the country capital in search of music stardom.
Though it's not explicitly stated whether or not »
‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Clocks Highest-Rated First Season In Cable History
AMC’s zombie-drama Fear The Walking Dead is officially the highest-rated series first season in cable TV history, with total viewers and in key demo, with Live +3 viewing tabulated. In its six-episode Season 1, FtWD averaged 11.2 million viewers, 7.3 million adults 18-49 and 7.2 million adults 25-54, tallying three days of time-shifted viewing. Only Donald Trump would argue these numbers justify AMC taking a victory lap today; no doubt he’d boast his two episodes to date… »
‘American Ninja Warrior’ Spinoff Set At Esquire Network For 2016
Building on the success of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, Esquire Network has ordered eight episodes of spinoff Team Ninja Warrior for a 2016 premiere. Announced earlier this year as part of the NBCU Cable net’s 2015 development slate, Team Ninja Warrior will be filmed in Long Beach from October 21-23. NFL analyst and ex-player Akbar Gbajabiamila and comedian Matt Iseman will host the series, which is produced by A. Smith & Co.'s Arthur Smith and Kent Weed, the production… »
Hawaii Five-0 Recap: Ring Pop
Is Hawaii Five-0 heading for another wedding?
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Or could this episode just as well as have been titled “Ring, and Run”?
This week on the CBS drama, McGarrett took a major step closer to asking Catherine to marry him, by securing the ring with which he plans to propose. But in the midst of doing so, as seen in the sneak peek we shared, he overhears his would-be fiancee speaking Pashto on the telephone.
Is she planning to bolt on him, again? Steve wonders aloud as much to Danny, who »
Tegna Blacks Out Dish Network Customers In 38 Markets
The fight between Dish Network and Virginia-based Tegna, Inc. heated up today as Tegna rejected Dish’s contract extension offer, which included ‘true-up’ for new rates, and moved to black out Dish customers in 38 Markets. The move comes as part of what Dish characterizes as a plan to double Dish Network’s current rate. The extension would have spared customers a service interruption while negotiations between the two companies continues. In a statement, Dish Svp Warren… »
Fox Trims Minority Report Episode Order Amid Ratings Woes
The Precogs should’ve seen this coming: Fox has trimmed Minority Report‘s initial 13-episode order to 10 episodes.
The reduction comes in the wake of the freshman thriller’s disappointing ratings performance thus far. Its most recent Monday outing drew just 2.3 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, down 11 and 22 percent week-to-week and off 26 and 36 percent from its weak premiere.
A Fox insider notes that Episode 10 will serve as a satisfying conclusion to the season. And despite the show’s ratings woes, the current plan is to keep Minority Report »
‘Minority Report’ Order Cut By 3 Episodes
Following a slow start, Minority Report‘s original 13-episode order has been trimmed to 10 episodes. Fox is stopping short of canceling the futuristic thriller, though there will be no additional episodes ordered beyond the 10, with production slated to wrap after that. Fox had scheduled Minority Report for a 10-episode fall run, with the remaining 3 episodes of the original order (and presumably backup episodes) set for later in the season. Episode 10 had been designed… »
Bill Cosby Legal Cases Move Forward Ahead Of ‘Dateline’ Special
Busy day for Bill Cosby, and not in a good way. Today he was compelled, for the first time in about a decade, to answer questions under oath about allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in 1974 at the Playboy Mansion, when she was a minor. Meanwhile, a Massachusetts federal court today ixnayed (read the ruling here) his bid to get dismissed a libel lawsuit being brought against him by three other women, who also claim Cosby assaulted him, but who can’t sue him owing to… »
Reign Season 3 Premiere Recap: Liars and Tigers and Queens, Oh My
Considering the sour note upon which Season 2 ended, Friday’s Reign premiere was surprisingly uplifting — well, the first half of it, at least.
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Mary and Francis’ second honeymoon, a glorious haze of love-making and boat-sanding, was cut tragically short when he revealed that his illness has returned. “I don’t know how much time we have left,” he told her. “Every moment matters. It always did, but I just didn’t see it before.” Needless to say, well-deserved tears were shed by all. (Also, spoiler alert: He’S Dying.)
Fortunately, the »
‘Key & Peele’ Showrunners Developing ‘The Romeos’ Buddy Comedy At ABC
With Key & Peele recently ending its five-season run, the hit sketch series’ executive producers/showrunners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel have sold another half-hour comedy with a male duo at the center — this one a little older. Titled The Romeos, the single-camera comedy has been set up at ABC and ABC Studios. Written and executive produced by Roberts and Martel, The Romeos (stands for Retired Older Men Eating Out) has a Grumpy Old Men vibe and revolves around two… »
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