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TVLine Items: Fox Orders More Star, Bachelor Vet Is Speechless and More

9 October 2017 12:24 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Fox is increasing its Star power.

The network has ordered five additional episodes of the music drama, bringing the Season 2 total to 18 installments.

RelatedConnie Britton to Star in Fox’s 9-1-1 Drama Series From Ryan Murphy

In its new timeslot behind Empire, ratings for the show’s Season 2 opener were up 20 percent from last March’s finale.

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* Former Bachelor star Nick Viall will guest on the ABC comedy Speechless as a B-movie actor who takes his craft way too seriously, our sister site Deadline reports. In the episode, airing in late November, »

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A Medium With a Message: Inside TV’s Long History of Tackling Social Issues

14 March 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Abortion. Alcoholism. Pedophilia. Slumlords. Assisted suicide. Civil rights. Criminal justice reform.

These are all timely topics for television drama in 2017. But they were also tackled, with gritty realism, more than a half century ago on two landmark CBS series: “The Defenders” (1961-65), starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed as crusading father-and-son defense attorneys, and “East Side/West Side” (1963-64), featuring George C. Scott as a New York City social worker, with Cicely Tyson as his able secretary. Tyson’s series regular role, coupled with the fact that she appeared with her natural hair, was groundbreaking in a fraught period of civil rights struggles.

The New Frontier era ushered in by President John F. Kennedy’s election marked a moment when the networks made room for “prestige” narrative series that dealt with weighty social issues. The appetite for serious fare was stoked by the May 1961 declaration by Kennedy’s FCC chairman, Newton »

- Cynthia Littleton

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