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TNT has had both great successes and big disappointments when it comes to their original scripted shows. Which of the current crop will be cancelled or renewed for another season? Stay tuned!
Last update: Latest ratings for Transporter: The Series added.
There's lots of data that TNT execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. Here's an updated listing of all of their recent/current primetime scripted shows.
Thank heaven for not-so-little girls. A revival of the Alan Jay Lerner/Frederick Loewe musical Gigi, starring Disney-minted and Spring Breakers starlet Vanessa Hudgens, has booked the Neil Simon Theatre and will begin previews on March 19, with an official opening on April 8. The theater became available when the producers of The Last Ship announced that the Sting musical would trim its sails as of January 24.
The revival of the musical by the team behind My Fair Lady and Camelot will begin its out-of-town tryout this weekend at the Kennedy Center in Washington, where it runs through February 12. The show, based on the novel by Collette about a young Parisian girl who is being groomed for life as a courtesan, will feature a new book (Lerner wrote the original) by UK writer Heidi Thomas.
- Jeremy Gerard
Exclusive: To get to Tony Danza’s dressing room at the Nederlander Theatre, where he stars in the new Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas, you walk a corridor that circles the perimeter of the ancient house, where trash cans line one wall, and graffiti scrawled by Rent cast members dominates the other. Climb a set of stairs, and then there is the star’s cold perch, one that would barely provide room for Michael Keaton’s Birdman levitation act.
You imagine how much smaller this must be than the giant trailers where Danza spent most of his adult life in Taxi and Who’s The Boss. And then he emerges, euphoric and still sweaty after two hours of singing, tap dancing, even serenading with a love song while playing the ukulele, and he looks like a small Brooklyn kid whose parents took him to Coney Island. He has just completed »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Sting’s childhood memoir turned Broadway musical The Last Ship will close on Jan 24, despite the heroic efforts of the iconic singer himself, who jumped on board and performed in a last-ditch bid to keep it afloat. The Last Ship is one many casualties so far this Broadway season. January and February are brutal months. Sting, real name Gordon Sumner, made a valiant effort to keep the show alive. [...] »
The Last Ship, Game of Thrones, and American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on TNT, HBO, and FX. The Last Ship (TNT) Bruce Nozick has [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
If you had plans to see the Broadway musical “The Last Ship,” a musical portrait of an English seaside community bound together by passion, faith and tradition preserving the only life they’ve ever known, composed by Police rocker/actor Sting, you need to get on it fast as Variety reports the show is set to close later this month.Even with some efforts by Sting to appear in the play, Variety reports that “Last Ship”ends on Jan. 24, when Sting finishes up his limited run in the show.The show’s closing comes as a shock considering the glowing reviews by the New York […] »
- April Neale
Broadway show “The Last Ship,” which was composed by rocker Sting, is set to sail away from Broadway later this month.
The musical will batten down its hatches on Jan. 24, despite Sting‘s best efforts to boost ticket sales. In a rare play to grow awareness, the lead singer of The Police actually joined the cast in November as dock foreman. Clearly, the outside-the-box maneuver didn’t move the needle enough to keep the show afloat. Ok, that’s enough boating metaphors for one post — for now.
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- Tony Maglio
Espn was last year’s top dog in cable ratings, sweeping the key demo categories while also winning in total viewers — leap-frogging the likes of USA and Disney Channel, which traditionally battle for the top spot but slumped in 2014.
The sports network, whose telecast of the college football championship game last January was the year’s most-watched cable telecast (25.75 million viewers), edged ahead of TBS in adults 18-49 and 25-54 and bested Adult Swim in the 18-34 demo, according to Nielsen estimates. Espn was one of seven top-40 networks to deliver year-over-year primetime gains in adults 18-49.
Other top-40 nets on the rise vs. 2013 in the demo were VH1 (up 6%), ID (up 9%), Fxx (up 73%), We tv (up 13%), Hallmark (up 8%) and Own (up 7%). The Oprah Winfrey network, with a full year of scripted hit “The Haves and the Have Nots,” grew by double-digits for a third straight year — the only top-40 network to do so. »
- Rick Kissell
8 items from 2015
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