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

11 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)

11 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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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- Lacey Rose

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

12 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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'

10 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

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

12 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

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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UnREAL Recap: 'Nobody Here Does Anything to Be Nice'

32 minutes ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

While much of the TV-viewing public was throwing its support behind #TeamShawn or #TeamNick Monday night, those UnREAL fans among us knew there was a far more compelling bachelorette with an even bigger choice before her:

#TeamJeremy or #TeamAdam?

Or was it #TeamQuitThisCrazyBiz vs. #TeamBecomeQuinn2.0?

Or perhaps #FoldingHisLaundryandResentingHim up against #BellinisontheBeach?

Either way, there was plenty to hold your attention — even without the blackmail, sex on tape and double-dealing — in the second-to-last episode of the season. Read on as we review the major action of “Princess.”

Related UnREAL‘s Freddie Stroma on Adam’s Season 2 Fate, His Feelings for Rachel »

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So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Pairing Is Caring

59 minutes ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

One may be the loneliest number, but three is quickly becoming the most irksome — at least when it comes to Season 12 of So You Think You Can Dance.

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Which is my roundabout way of saying I really, really, really miss the one-on-one routines that were the backbone of the show’s first 11 seasons, and — perhaps even more importantly — can’t figure out why Nigel Lythgoe couldn’t figure out a way this week to cram nine of ’em into a two-hour telecast.

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‘The Bachelorette’ Finale: Who Did Kaitlyn Bristowe Choose?

1 hour ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler Alert: Do not read on if you do not want to know the outcome of “The Bachelorette” Season 11 finale.

The BacheloretteKaitlyn Bristowe ended her quest for love on Monday night, resulting in a shocking Season 11 finale.

Bristowe’s two last men standing were Nick Viall and Shawn Booth — so who did she choose?

In the end, Bristowe picked Booth. The two are now engaged, and told the cameras that they are in love.

Booth won the first impression rose on week one of the competition, making him an early frontrunner in the series.

In the midst of the season, Bristowe posted a photo of her with Booth to Snapchat, leading viewers to believe that he would be the winner, but despite the faux pas, ABC declined to comment at the time.

Prior to the finale (but when the episode had already been filmed), at the taping of the “Men Tell All” special, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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The Bachelorette Season Finale Recap: Which Suitor Did Kaitlyn Choose?

1 hour ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If you watched the two-hour season finale of The Bachelorette — three hours, if you’re still glued to the TV for the requisite After the Final Rose trainwreck — you spent 120 minutes watching Kaitlyn Bristowe weep her way through a decision between Shawn Booth and Nick Viall.

If you’re reading this recap, however, you don’t want to wait any longer to find out which suitor received Kaitlyn’s final rose. (Not intended as a euphemism, but hey, it works!)

So let’s get the big news out of the way: Kaitlyn ultimately chose Shawn as the man with whom »

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Mindy Project Taps Raising Hope's Garret Dillahunt to Replace Dr. Lahiri

1 hour ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Paging Dr. Garret Dillahunt.

The Raising Hope vet will recur on Season 4 of The Mindy Project as a new Ob-gyn at Shulman & Associates, our sister Deadline reports.

RelatedMindy Project Season 4 Premiere Title Revealed — But What Does It Mean?

Dillahunt’s Jody replaces Mindy when she goes on maternity leave. He is described as a charming southern gentleman with extremely traditional values who thinks the titular heroine is a tacky idiot.

The Mindy Project returns later this year on its new home, Hulu.

Related storiesTVLine Items: Dillahunt to Brooklyn, Cromwell Catches Fire and MoreTVLine Items: Justified Final-Season Scoop, Doctor Xmas Casting »

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‘The Bachelorette’ Finale: Chris Harrison Defends Kaitlyn Bristowe’s Controversial Season

1 hour ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Bachelor” franchise host Chris Harrison came to Kaitlyn Bristowe’s defense following her controversial run on “The Bachelorette,” which openly addressed having sex and becoming the victim of slut shaming.

“She has put some land mines out there and stepped on them, and at times, I’ve made it very public, she can be her own worst enemy,” Harrison told Variety. “But the thing that I find endearing about her is that it’s all out of honesty and trying to do the right thing.”

Harrison said he thinks the issues raised by the past season are important, and he feels confident there will be more seasons of “The Bachelorette” to come. “I feel like because of what has happened, maybe we need this more than ever,” he said, adding that he had a long conversation with his 11-year-old daughter following the “Men Tell All” episode in which he read »

- Seth Kelley

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Sherri Shepherd Books View Return

2 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The View‘s game of musical chairs continues, with a familiar face rejoining the chatfest.

Former co-host Sherri Shepherd will return to the struggling daytime talker — but as a contributor, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedThe View: Nicolle Wallace to Exit

Shepherd — who was part of the show for seven seasons — will appear in about 50 episodes.

Season 19 of The View will feature series staple Whoopi Goldberg, newly promoted permanent co-hosts actress Raven-Symoné and comedienne Michelle Collins, as well as new recruits Candace Cameron Bure (aka Full House’s DJ Tanner) and Gma Weekend co-anchor Paula Faris.

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‘The Mindy Project’ Casts Garret Dillahunt In Major Recurring Role

2 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Meet Dr. Mindy Lahiri’s (temporary) replacement. After two back-to-back drama turns post-Raising Hope, Garret Dillahunt is returning to comedy with a major recurring role on the upcoming fourth season of The Mindy Project at its new home, Hulu. He will play Jody, a new doctor who replaces Mindy while she goes on maternity leave. Jody is a charming southern gentleman with extremely traditional values who thinks that Mindy is a tacky idiot. Dillahunt, repped by D2… »

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Ann Rule Dies: Prolific Crime Writer’s Friendship With Ted Bundy Basis For Book & TV Movie

2 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ann Rule, the former co-worker and friend of serial killer Ted Bundy who went on to become a prolific true crime writer, has died. Several of her books were turned into TV movies, and she was a frequent guest on true crime TV shows, including 48 Hours. She died on Sunday after suffering a heart attack. She was 83. Rule was a budding author in the early 1970s, living in Seattle and working on a book about a local serial killer. She didn't know it then, but one of her… »

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Chicago Fire Recruits Scandal Alum Brian White as New Captain

2 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Another shakeup is in store for Firehouse 51.

Chicago Fire has tapped Brian White — who recently was set free on Scandal and currently appears on Mistresses — for a recurring role on Season 4, our sister site Deadline reports.

White will play Dallas Patterson, the new captain of the squad.

RelatedChicago Med Scoop: Grimm Alum Joins NBC Spinoff as Series Regular

Chicago Fire — which returns Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 10/9c — cast The Vampire DiariesSteven R. McQueen as a fresh candidate last week.

White’s other TV credits include Hostages, Beauty and the Beast, Men of a Certain Age and The Shield.

Chicago Fire fans, »

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Peg Lynch, Pioneering 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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Larysa Kondracki Inks Directing Deal With Starz

3 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Whistleblower helmer Larysa Kondracki has signed a one-year directing and first-look development deal with Starz. Under the pact, she will direct an upcoming episode of drama series Power. Kondracki co-wrote and directed the 2010 feature The Whistleblower starring Rachel Weisz. It was inspired by the story of Nebraska police officer Kathryn Bolkovac, who became a Un peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and ended up blowing the whistle on the peacekeepers' involvement in… »

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Jon Stewart Discusses Life After ‘The Daily Show’ With Audience Before Taping

3 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Walking up to Jon Stewart’s exit as host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show next month, Comedy Central’s multi-platform team today posted video of Stewart taking questions from his audience before this afternoon’s taping, which appears to have happened over a period of time, given the number of different neckties, though all the suits look alike. Among the questions were the expected: What he likes least about the job, his biggest mistake on the show, what advice now… »

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