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Last year, Fox aired nine new shows and ended up dropping six of them. How will the network do in the ratings this time around? How many 2016-17 shows will be cancelled or 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, Empire, The Exorcist, Family Guy, Gotham, Hell's Kitchen, The Last Man on Earth, Lethal Weapon, Lucifer, The Mick, My Kitchen Rules, New Girl, Pitch, Rosewood, Scream Queens, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow, Son of Zorn, and Star.Read More… »
Bowen has joined the cast of Disney Channel’s animated Tangled: The Series, our sister site Deadline reports. She’ll play Rapunzel’s mother Queen Arianna, replacing Ashley Judd in the role; the switch came when “producers decided to take the character’s voice in a different direction,” a Disney Channel spokesperson says.
Tangled: The Series is based on Disney’s hit animated film from 2010, and will »
Vulture Watch How long will Peter Griffin and the family stay in Quahog, Rhode Island? Has the Family Guy TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 15th season on Fox? The television vulture is on the lookout for all TV series cancellation and renewal news, so this page is a dedicated place to track the status of Family Guy season 15. Bookmark it or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's this TV show about?An animated comedy airing on the television network, Family Guy follows stereotypical sitcom dad Peter Griffin (Seth MacFarlane). Overweight and a bit dim, Peter is close to his kids, despite being a heavy drinker. A piano teacher, wife Lois (Alex Borstein) is a stay-at-home mother and usually the impatient voice of reason. An outcast at school, 18-year-old Meg (Mila Kunis) is the »
Sony recently released the first teaser trailer for The Emoji Movie, which is slated to come out later this year. While the reaction from many people online seemed to be that the movie is largely unnecessary, perhaps the cast may be able to change everyone's minds. As hard as it may be to believe, the studio has tapped Sir Patrick Stewart to voice the poop emoji in The Emoji Movie.
Sony made the announcement during a big event they held today called Sony Animation Day. The official Sony Pictures Twitter account made the news public, saying that Patrick Stewart would be voicing the character, simply named Poop. That may not make the prospect of The Emoji Movie as a whole seem more appealing, but the idea of hearing such a distinguished actor voicing an expressive pile of poop is definitely something to grab onto. Aside from his work as Professor »
Jessica Biel is returning to the small screen. She’s set to topline “The Sinner,” an anthology series that USA Network just ordered to series, the La Times reports. The thriller marks Biel’s first gig as a series regular since she played Mary Camden on the WB/CW’s ensemble family drama “7th Heaven.” Since then, she’s made a career on the big screen and turned up for guest spots on “BoJack Horseman,” “Family Guy,” and most notably, “New Girl.”
“Based on Petra Hammesfahr’s bestselling book of the same name, the first installment of the close-ended crime thriller follows a young mother, played by Biel, who is overcome with a fit of rage and commits an act of violence that she can’t explain,” the source details. Bill Pullman (“The Equalizer”) costars, playing an investigator trying to determine the motive for the crime.
“There are always going to be the roles where you play the arm candy or girlfriend or wife; sometimes those are actually great parts, too, but I think it’s important to fight for the roles that really mean something to you, that say something,” Biel has said. “To tell stories that inspire you. You have to find those parts that are fewer and far between.” It sounds like “The Sinner” is going to offer Biel a solid, meaty — and meaningful — role.
Jessica Biel Anthology Thriller Gets Ordered to Series was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
USA Network has a slate of new pilots they're currently sorting through, and they've found a winner.
This will mark Biel's first series regular role since she played Mary Camden on 7th Heaven from 1996-2006. She has since been focusing on movies other than a small voice role on Family Guy.
Pullman's last series regular role was a comedy as the President of the United States on 1600 Penn during the 2012-13 television series.
Two other pilots, Damnation and The Tap, have been completed are awaiting their fate.
All three of the completed projects come from Universal Cable Productions, as does a fourth still in the casting phase.
That pilot, titled Unsolved, will tackle the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. »
- Carissa Pavlica
Last season, Family Guy saw a sizable drop in the ratings. It's hard to imagine that this animated series would be cancelled, especially since the network has so many other lower-rated shows. So, will it be renewed for a 15th 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 -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.1/16 update: You can see the rest »
The Simpsons continues to reap the benefits of the NFL overrun airing before it.
Fox: The Simpsons (14.1 million/5.1 rating), The Mick (4.9 million/2.0 rating) and Family Guy (3.7 million/1.6 rating) got a boost.
NBC: It was NFL Divisional Playoff (32 million/10.4 rating).
ABC: To Tell The Truth (3.9 million/0.9 rating) and Conviction (2.4million/0.5 rating) continued to flounder.
View Slideshow: 2017 Golden Globes: All the TV Winners! »
- Paul Dailly
NBC’s coverage of Sunday’s rescheduled game between the Steelers and Chiefs delivered all-time highs for a primetime NFL Wild Card or Divisional Playoff game in the overnight metered-market numbers.
In fast nationals, the divisional playoff match-up drew 32 million total viewers and a 10.4 demo rating, up from last year’s comparable Packers/Cardinals Ot thriller (which on a Saturday did 29.3 mil and a 9.2 in fast nats).
Fox’s coverage of the Cowboys/Packers afternoon thriller, meanwhile, averaged 48.5 mil, making it the most-watched divisional playoff game ever.
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How did Stewie feel about his new position as a bea keeper?
That was addressed on Family Guy Season 15 Episode 11 when he made an error in judgement by trying to increase their strength with the use of steroids.
Watch Family Guy Season 15 Episode 11 Online
Meanwhile on this hit comedy series, the guys partied hard with new neighbor Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots, but his frantic antics got out of hand pretty quickly.
Use the video above to watch Family Guy online to get caught up with the latest developments for the characters of Spooner Street. »
- Paul Dailly
If you do not know what NBC's Powerless is, don't think that you are in for another action packed DC series. It is far from that, the show premiers in February, and it will be a comedy based on Vanessa Hudgen's character who gets her dream job at Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises, and her boss Alan Tudyk that plays the cousin of Bruce Wayne himself, Van Wayne.
Emily Locke lands her dream job as Director of Research and Development for Wayne Security in Charm City, home to super heroes and villains and citizens fed up with the collateral damage of their constant fighting. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her aspirations far exceed those of her new boss and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero. »
- Drew Carlton
Netflix’s “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” is not the first adaptation of the wildly popular young adult book series. But Barry Sonnenfeld’s version of Snicket’s darkly funny world is a little different from the 2004 film; namely, the cast. Neil Patrick Harris has stepped into the role of the villainous count Olaf, replacing Jim Carrey; while Jude Law was the eponymous Snicket, the authorial persona of Daniel Handler, Law has been replaced for the series by Patrick Warburton, he of “Seinfeld” and “The Tick” and “Men in Black” fame. Warburton called up Variety to talk about coming to the series, which premiered Jan. 13, and what it’s like to be at the center of various fandoms.
You’ve got four kids; were they fans of the book series?
My kids actually wouldn’t read the books because the parents die in a horrible fire, so they wanted nothing to do with them »
- Oriana Schwindt
By now, Saved By the Bell‘s “I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so… scared!” scene has been rerun — and lampooned — so often, you can probably recite it right along with Zack and poor, caffeine-pill addicted Jessie.
The exchange took place in“Jessie’s Song,” a Season 2 episode of the NBC teen sitcom in which Elizabeth Berkley’s character popped too many over-the-counter uppers in order to ace midterms and nail a musical performance by her newly formed girl group with Kelly and Lisa. Too many drugs + not enough sleep = a stressed-out Jessie collapsing in Zack’s arms, »
Fox has finally unveiled its Spring premiere dates, and we finally have the news we've all been waiting for: Prison Break will officially return Tuesday, April 4.
Considering how long the series has been off the air, that's not much longer for fans of the series.
The new iteration will span nine episodes and will put the characters together once more as they get word that Michael Scofield could actually be alive.
As you probably know if you're a fan of the series, Michael apparently died in the series finale after breaking Sarah Tancredi out of a women's prison, with Alexander Mahone revealing that Michael was dying of health issues.
Event series, Shots Fired, will take over from Lethal Weapon after it finishes its freshman run.
Shots Fired will debut as »
- Paul Dailly
Fox has announced spring premiere dates for its new time-travel comedy series Making History, new unscripted series Kicking & Screaming and new event series Shots Fired and Prison Break, which originally was scheduled for January and was delayed, and return dates for The Last Man On Earth, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Gotham and Lucifer. Making History premieres Sunday March 5 at 8:30 PM. It will be followed by Family Guy at 9 PM and the return of Last Man on Earth at 9:30 PM. New… »
The highly anticipated return “Prison Break” will premiere on April 4 at 9pm, reuniting original series stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar and Paul Adelstein. When clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael Scofield (Miller) may be alive, his brother Lincoln Burrows (Purcell) reunites with the rest of the crew to engineer another breakout. The series is created by Paul T. Scheuring, who serves as executive producer along with Vaun Wilmott, Michael Horowitz, Dawn Olmstead, Nelson McCormick, Marty Adelstein and Neal Moritz.
“Making History,” the latest comedy from executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“The Last Man on Earth”), will bow on Sunday, March 5 at 8:30pm. The series follows three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill »
- Debra Birnbaum
Prison Break has a release date!
The anticipated revival will air Tuesdays at 9/8c beginning April 4, Fox announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
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The network also confirmed launch dates for the Adam Pally-Leighton Meester time-travel comedy Making History (Sunday, March 5 at 8:30/7:30c), event series Shots Fired (Wednesday, March 22 at 8/7c) and Hannah Simone-hosted reality series Kicking & Screaming (Thursday, March 9 at 9/8c).
On the returning-series front, Fox confirmed spring return dates for Empire (March 22) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine »
The prospect of a TV iteration of the thrilling book series Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events was always going to be a welcome one.
After a movie that failed to kickstart a franchise due to diminished box office returns, it seemed as though there was absolutely no chance of ever witnessing the other books being adapted.
Then,Netflix ordered a TV series, and it's fantastic. Covering the first four of the 13 books in the first eight episodes was a very good idea.
The series is essentially comprised of four movies and proves that the stories are better told over a longer arc. All of the key plots from the first four books are very much present throughout the season.
There are a few meanders from the source material along the way, but they really do the story a lot of justice. These meanders make the whole series a »
- Paul Dailly
Jimmy Fallon may have got the audiences laughing at his jokes throughout the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, but he did not send the show upwards in the ratings.
NBC: The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards (16.7 million/4.8 rating) look down 7 tenths from last year, but NBC will likely release time-zone adjusted ratings today.
Fox: The Simpsons (12.7 million/4.9 rating), Son of Zorn (5.3 million/2.3 rating), Family Guy (4.1 million/1.8 rating) and Bob's Burgers (3.4 million/1.5 rating) reaped the benefits of an NFL lead in.
ABC: It was two hours of To Tell The Truth (4.5 million/1.0 rating) and an original episode of Conviction (2.7 million/0.5 rating).
View Slideshow: 2017 Golden Globes: All the TV Winners! »
- Paul Dailly
Per very preliminary overnight numbers, NBC’s broadcast of the Jimmy Fallon-hosted 74th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night delivered 20 million total viewers and a 5.6 demo rating (per finals).
That’s up 8 percent and a tenth from last year, when Ricky Gervais hosted for a fourth, non-consecutive time.
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Sunday night’s Globes were almost comically dominated on the film side by La La Land, while all but one of the »
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