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Last season, NBC launched a dozen new scripted TV shows. Some found success in the ratings but they schedule had a few ratings successes but far more were cancelled. Which will be cancelled or renewed during the 2016-17 season? Stay tuned.NBC shows this season (so far): Blindspot, The Blacklist, The Blacklist: Redemption, Chicago Fire, Chicago Justice, Chicago Med, Chicago Pd, Dateline NBC, Emerald City, First Dates, The Good Place, Grimm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The New Celebrity Apprentice, Powerless, Superstore, This Is Us, Timeless, The Voice and The Wall.There's lots of data that NBC execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but the ratings are typically the biggest piece. Here's how the network's shows are doing.Read More… »
Below, you'll find a list of NBC's recent/current/upcoming primetime TV shows and their present status. To see a series' ratings, click the links in the middle column.Shows include America's Got Talent, American Ninja Warrior, Aquarius, The Awesome Show, Better Late Than Never, The Biggest Loser, The Blacklist, Blindspot, The Brave, The Carmichael Show, Caught On Camera With Nick Cannon, The Celebrity Apprentice, Champions, Chicago Fire, Chicago Justice, Chicago Med, Chicago Pd, Common Sense, Dateline NBC, Emerald City, Ellen’s Game of Games, First Dates, Food Fighters, For God and Country, Game Of Silence, Genius Junior, Gone, The Good Place, Great News, Grimm, The Handmade Project, Heartbeat, Hollywood Game Night, I Can Do That, The Island, Last Comic Standing, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: True Crime, Law & Order: You the Jury, Little Big Shots, Little Big Shots: Forever Young, Man With A Plan, Maya »
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit tonight guest stars actor Casey Cott as Lucas Hale – a member of a church group who rapes a woman and claims he did so for religious reasons. In the episode, Conversion, he uses God as a defence to his attack on a girl in his church group, telling officers: “It was curative intercourse. I was saving her soul.” The Law & Order guest appearance is one of Cott’s first major roles, but he is already well known to fans of The CW for playing Kevin Keller on Riverdale, the live-action Archie Comics adaptation....read more »
- Julian Cheatle
There are so many reasons we love Riverdale: the soundtrack, the drama, but most importantly, the incredibly talented cast. With so many strong performances in each episode, it's hard to believe that for many, this is their big break. Aside from Cole Sprouse, who developed quite the résumé as a child actor, most of the actors behind the famous Archie Comics characters are generally unrecognizable. In fact, for many of the young stars, this is their first role. One of them is Casey Cott, who plays Betty's gay best friend, Kevin. The actor's only other credit is a guest-starring role on season 18, episode 19 of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (which airs on May 17). Even though Riverdale is his first introduction to Hollywood, he actually has a lot of experience under his belt. Aside from performing in a variety of theater productions during his time at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, »
- Kelsie Gibson
Once Upon a Time's season six finale is filled with happy endings, but it is also the beginning of a new story entirely. In the final few moments of the episode, we learn that the newly announced season seven will feature a major flash forward with adult Henry (Andrew J. West) and his daughter, Lucy (Alison Fernandez), as the main characters. Even though it's bittersweet saying goodbye to some of our favorite characters, we can't wait to see where this new father-daughter dynamic will lead. While you might recognize West for his roles on Greek and The Walking Dead, you're probably familiar with his onscreen daughter as well. This isn't the 11-year-old's first big TV show. She had small guest-starring roles on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Orange Is the New Black. Of course, her most recent and recognizable role was on The CW's Jane the Virgin, where she »
- Kelsie Gibson
Vulture Watch: Can this venerable series go on forever? Has the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 19th season on NBC? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Law & Order: Svu, season 19. You can bookmark this page or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?What's This TV Show About? Airing on the NBC television network, Law & Order: Svu follows an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes in New York City. In season 18, the cast is made up of Mariska Hargitay, Ice-t, Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino, and Raul Esparza. Recurring actors include Robert John Burke, Peter Gallagher, and Elizabeth Marvel. Read More… »
“Law & Order: Svu” has been renewed for Season 19 at NBC, Variety has learned.
In addition, series showrunner Rick Eid will leave the show to assume showrunning duties on fellow Wolf Films series “Chicago Pd.” Eid joined “Svu” as a writer and producer at the beginning of Season 18. He had previously worked on “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Trial by Jury.” No new showrunner for “Svu” has been named.
The last remaining installment of Dick Wolf’s storied franchise follows life inside the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit, an elite squad that investigates sexually-based offenses, which are considered especially heinous. The series has undergone numerous casting changes over its long run, but series mainstays include Mariska Hargitay and Ice T, the former having been with the show from the very beginning. Newer cast members include Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino, and Raúl Esparza.
The series remains a ratings powerhouse for NBC, ranking among its top scripted programs just under »
- Joe Otterson
NBC announced Friday that it’ll be renewing the show for its 19th season.
The drama also stars Ice T as Sgt. Odafin “Fin” Tutuola, Kelli Giddish as Det. Amanda Rollis, Peter Scanavino as Det. Dominick “Sonny” Carisi and Raul Esparza as Assistant District Attorney Rafael Barba »
- Carli Velocci
Choice Films and Adam Dunn’s Aurelian Productions are teaming to develop Big Dogs, a new drama series based on Dunn’s futuristic crime books, with director David Platt (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) attached to helm the first two episodes. The project is created by Dunn and co-written by Dunn and Choice Films’ Tony Glazer. Summer Crockett Moore and Glazer are producing for Choice Films, with Dunn and Alan Neigher executive producing. Each book in Dunn’s More series… »
This week’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit sees the Svu investigate charismatic spiritual healer Declan Task, played by Stuart Townsend. The probe comes after a client claims that he assaulted her after putting her under hypnosis. Townsend will be familiar to many viewers from a string of great roles in the past — but do you know where you recognize him from? Townsend is an Irish actor and was born in Howth, County Dublin, as the son of professional golfer Peter Townsend. He studied at Dublin’s Gaiety School of Acting, before starting out as a theater actor on stage...read more »
- Julian Cheatle
This week’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode, titled Real Fake News, guest stars James Waterston as Congressman Luke Bolton, who gets falsely accused of soliciting underage girls. He asks the Special Victims Unit to look into the case and prove him innocent, but while they are investigating it they uncover a real ring of sex-traffickers. James Waterston has been on our screens in lots of different roles — but do you know where you recognize him from? The 48-year-0ld hails from NYC and got a big break as a young man when he was cast as Gerard Pitts, one of...read more »
- Julian Cheatle
Though Sexual Assault Awareness Month has come to a close, I can't help but think about the survivors, whose stories I encountered during my role as Alex Cabot on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. I still think about those stories. Even though it was just television, those stories often represented real people and some of the all-too real struggles they can face trying to access health services and get the care they need and deserve in the wake of a traumatic incident or sexual assault.
We still have a long way to go to properly support survivors of »
- Stephanie March
The “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” episode that aired Wednesday night played partly as wish fulfillment, but then again, that’s one of the functions of a crime procedural: To make sure the audience knows that the bad guys will almost always get what’s coming to them, thanks to law enforcement teams that never waver in their commitment to justice.
That the real world doesn’t always work this way is a given. We often look to our entertainment to supply the storylines we wish existed; we don’t always want TV dramas that reflect the harsh, painful unpredictabilities and routine injustices that reality often provides.
And so in “Svu’s” latest ripped-from-the-headline episode, a powerful man, Harold Coyle (Christopher McDonald) went to jail for the rape of a co-worker. The 18 months he got doesn’t seem like a lot, but the wrap-up to this installment of the long-running procedural noted that the network Coyle ran »
- Maureen Ryan
In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Universal Pictures claims the top spot in spending for the third week in a row with “The Fate of the Furious.”
Just behind “The Fate of the Furious” in second place: Open Road Films’ “The Promise,” which saw 1,638 national ad airings across 33 networks, with an estimated media value of $3.9 million.
TV ad placements for EuropaCorp/Stx’s “The Circle” (Emv: $2.86 million), Walt Disney Pictures’ “Born in China” ($2.67 million), and Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” ($2.4 million) round out the chart.
Ads placed for the action thriller had an estimated media value of $5.91 million through Sunday for 1,531 national ad airings across 45 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from April 10-16. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) After an earlier focus on a sports lovers, »
Mariska Hargitay is bringing necessary awareness to the fractures in rape kit testing in the U.S.
The new HBO documentary film I Am Evidence, produced by 53-year-old Hargitay, exposes the number of untested rape kits in the U.S. today, hundreds of thousands of which remain in police evidence storage rooms throughout the country.
“A lot of people just don’t know about this problem. And I was one of those people. And then you meet people like Kym Worthy and you see what she’s doing, you sort of can’t help but say, ‘What am I doing? »
- Natalie Stone
If you have fond (or nightmare-inducing) memories of the dizzying heights, creepy spiders, and insane stunts featured on Fear Factor, then you may be pleased to hear that MTV is reviving the former NBC series for a 12-episode reboot hosted by Ludacris.
Fear Factor will return on Tuesday, May 30th on MTV. For more information, we have the official press release with full details below. Will you be tuning in this summer to face your fears vicariously?
Press Release: New York, NY (April 12, 2017) – MTV today announced it will give viewers the chance to conquer their fears head on with a refresh of the break-through series “Fear Factor.” Ludacris will host the new installment, custom-created for a generation that is increasingly empowered, while also more anxious than ever. Ludacris will also serve as executive producer on the project as part of an overarching deal with MTV. Filled with new stunts inspired by urban legends, »
- Derek Anderson
Detective Benson and Detective Stabler are back!
“Bensler” fans were thrilled to see the get-together documented on social media. Meloni kicked off the photo exchange with a photo of him giving his smiling former costar a kiss on the cheek, captioned “What?”
Hargitay, 53, responded moments later with a picture of her nuzzling into Meloni’s neck with the same question.
The actress also shared a selfie of the duo, writing, “Happy Birthday.”
What? pic.twitter. »
- Stephanie Petit
Jimmy Cooper, how could you? The O.C. veteran Tate Donovan guest stars in "Net Worth," the Wednesday, March 29 episode of Law & Order: Svu as Eli Colton, the "king of Wall Street" and naturally, he's up to no good. In the exclusive preview below, meet Donovan's Eli and Missy Peregrym's top-level investment banker. He's her billionaire client and it seems the two had a night together, but Peregrym's character remembers it differently, so she seeks out the Special Victims Unit. Lt. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and her crew have a long history of taking on high-profile clients. You better watch out Eli! Meanwhile, is there a new sergeant for the squad? The preview above also features »
Lately, Gary Cole’s television career is a revolving game of politics.
First, the longtime actor played the hapless Vice President Bob Russell for three seasons on The West Wing. A decade after first appearing on Aaron Sorkin’s celebrated White House drama, he joined HBO’s Veep as Kent Davidson, earning his first Primetime Emmy nomination. And last year, the actor was notably enlisted to play a controversial politician on a 2016 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit inspired by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
That particular episode, which was ripped from the headlines surrounding Trump, was ultimately shelved by NBC after first being delayed until after the election and later pulled from the schedule when Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. While that hour of TV is yet to air -- and likely won’t, despite creator Dick Wolf’s suggestion it might debut in the spring -- The Good Fight is addressing the controversy in a new »
In the middle of filming Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn's upcoming mother-daughter comedy Snatched, Christopher Meloni found out his own mom had passed away. During an appearance on The Talk on Wednesday, the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit alum revealed that he wouldn't have been able to get through it without the love of his costars. "We have one more shot to do and we're going to jump into a boat and zip up the river and Goldie Hawn and I start talking," he recalled of the morning he heard the tragic news. "I said 'Well, to be honest my mother passed.' She grabs me and she hugs me tight. I needed that moment." Amy, of course, responded to the news with a little bit of humor. Watch the video above to see what the actress did that perfectly "diffused" the situation. »
- Quinn Keaney
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