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Ratings: ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ Season 4 Premiere Is Decidedly Un-Legendary

Ratings: ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ Season 4 Premiere Is Decidedly Un-Legendary
ABC slipped week over week into a last place ratings tie among the Big 4 broadcast networks on Monday, though it wasn’t the saddest story in primetime. That unfortunate distinction belongs to CW series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” which premiered its fourth season as the lowest-rated and least-watched show — including the Spanish-language networks.

Much higher up the Nielsen sheets, NBC won another Monday night with “The Voice” and “Manifest.” Thanks mostly to “9-1-1” and no 10 o’clock hour of programming, Fox finished second among adults 18-49.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.6 million, according to preliminary numbers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.1/4, but fourth in viewers with 5.2 million.

ABC and CBS tied for third in ratings,
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‘Judge Jerry': Jerry Springer Daytime Courtroom Show in the Works at NBCUniversal

‘Judge Jerry': Jerry Springer Daytime Courtroom Show in the Works at NBCUniversal
Judge Jerry, Judge Jerry, Judge Jerry!

Jerry Springer already has his next gig lined up, following the June announcement that NBCUniversal is longer making new episodes of his long-running talk show: a syndicated daytime courtroom show from the studio that brought you the “Jerry Springer Show,” aptly titled “Judge Jerry.”

An individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap the series is still in development, though NBCUniversal is eyeing a Fall 2019 premiere, which would line up with the airing of the final season of Springer’s daytime program. Because the program is still in the works, there is no final word on where the syndication rights for the series will land.

The series would feature former attorney Springer wearing a judge’s robe and seated behind a desk. So, you know, like every other courtroom show out there, but
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The Voice: Mariah Carey Joins Season 15 as Knockout Rounds Advisor

The Voice: Mariah Carey Joins Season 15 as Knockout Rounds Advisor
And then a hero comes along, with the strength to… help The Voice‘s contestants make it to the live shows.

Grammy-winning singer Mariah Carey will join Season 15 of the competition series as the Knockout Rounds’ key advisor, NBC announced Tuesday.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 29, Carey will mentor the 32 remaining Voice hopefuls as coaches Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton whittle their teams down to four contestants each. In each Knockout, two singers will go head-to-head and perform songs of their choosing, before their coach ultimately selects one performer to move on to the live broadcasts.

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Megyn Kelly Sparks Backlash With ‘Blackface’ Comments

Megyn Kelly Sparks Backlash With ‘Blackface’ Comments
Megyn Kelly sparked social-media backlash Monday in a discussion on her “Megyn Kelly Today” about Halloween celebrants wearing black or white face makeup.

Kelly wondered aloud during a conversation about universities putting pressure on students not to wear costumes that might be deemed offensive. “What is racist?” she asked a panel that included Jenna Bush Hager, Jacob Soboroff and Melissa Rivers. “You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween, or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid, that was okay just as long
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Megyn Kelly Defends White People Dressing in Blackface on Halloween — Watch

Megyn Kelly Defends White People Dressing in Blackface on Halloween — Watch
Megyn Kelly spent part of the October 23 episode of her NBC talk show taking issue with the idea that white people could be criticized for dressing in blackface on Halloween. Kelly debated guest co-host Melissa Rivers on the matter.

“But what is racist?” Kelly asked about white people donning blackface on Halloween “Because you do get in trouble if you’re a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. When I was a kid, that was Ok as long as you were dressing up as a character.”

Kelly admitted that people have the right to criticize the decision if it makes them uncomfortable, but she said she personally believes that dressing in blackface on Halloween is not as problematic as others make it out to be. When Rivers challenged her by asking why people no longer take manners and politeness into consideration,
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The Best Uses of Linkin Park Songs in Movies or TV

Can you believe that Linkin Park has been around for over 20 years now? That used to be some kind of record for any band that stuck together for so long, but this group has been entertaining their fans and many others that hear them on occasion for quite some time, long enough for at least a few generations to enjoy them. Sadly their lead singer Chester Bennington committed suicide in 2017, shocking many and depleting the group more than a little despite the fact that they’ve continued to push forward. Linkin Park is one of the many bands that

The Best Uses of Linkin Park Songs in Movies or TV
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‘The Crown’ Season 3 Adds Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles

‘The Crown’ Season 3 Adds Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles
Emerald Fennell has joined the cast of “The Crown” Season 3 at Netflix.

Fennell will play the role of Camila Parker Bowles, the second wife of Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall. She joins previously announced Season 3 cast members Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Watkins, and Josh O’Connor, and Marion Bailey.

“I’m absolutely over the moon, and completely terrified, to be joining so many hugely talented people on ‘The Crown,'” Fennell said. “I absolutely love Camilla, and am very grateful that my teenage years have well prepared me for playing a chain-smoking serial snogger with a pudding bowl hair cut.
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Ratings: Legends Returns Low

Ratings: Legends Returns Low
Well this ain’t groovy. Legends of Tomorrow opened Season 4 on Monday night with just over a million total viewers and a 0.3 demo rating, down from both Season 3’s average (1.5 mil/0.5) and finale (1.4 mil/0.4) to mark series lows on both counts.

TVLine readers gave the premiere an average grade of “A-.”

Opening The CW’s night, Arrow (1.18 mil/0.4; read recap) dropped a few eyeballs while steady in the demo vs. its season premiere.

Elsewhere….

NBC | The Voice (9.2 mil/1.8) and Manifest (7.3 mil/1.4; read recap) each dipped a tenth.

Fox | The Resident (4.8 mil/1.0) was steady, while 9-1-1 (5.6 mil/1.3) dipped.

ABC | Pending adjustment due to NFL preemption,
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‘Surviving R. Kelly’: Accusers Share Their Stories in Lifetime Docuseries Trailer (Watch)

‘Surviving R. Kelly’: Accusers Share Their Stories in Lifetime Docuseries Trailer (Watch)
Over the past 25 years, multiple women have accused singer R. Kelly of sexual, mental and physical abuse. The singer was charged with child pornography in 2000, and in recent years of holding women against their will in a “sex cult.” While Kelly was acquitted of the child-pornography charges and has never been convicted of any such crimes, the accusations continue.

The Lifetime network has collected multiple accusers in “Surviving R. Kelly,” a six-hour docuseries will air in three installments: Thursday, January 3rd at 9 p.m. Et/Pt; Friday, January 4th at 9 p.m. Et/Pt; and Saturday, January 5th at 9 p.
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That 11-Minute One-Take Fight Scene in the New ‘Daredevil’ Season Was Influenced by Alfonso Cuarón and Worried Marvel TV Execs

Netflix’s “Daredevil” went viral in April 2015 thanks to a season one fight scene that was edited together to look like an uninterrupted shot running three minutes. The hallway fight became a staple of the show’s inaugural run, earning over 2 million views on YouTube and making funs wonder when the Marvel series would ever try to do something that ambitious again. The answer, as fans are now discovering, is in the fourth episode of the newly released third season. The installment, entitled “Blindsided,” features a one take that lasts 10 minutes and 43 seconds.

What makes the season three long take such a jaw-dropping feat isn’t its length but the fact it really is a single, uninterrupted shot. Showrunner Erik Oleson recently told Vulture the fight scene is an actual 11-minute take and not several shots stitched together like the season one fight scene or Alejandro González Iñárritu’s movie “Birdman.
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The Crown Season 3 Casts Camilla With Call the Midwife's Emerald Fennell

The Crown Season 3 Casts Camilla With Call the Midwife's Emerald Fennell
The Crown has added another member to its royal family: Call the Midwife actress Emerald Fennell has been cast as Camilla Parker Bowles in the Netflix drama’s third season, TVLine has exclusively learned.

Season 3 of The Crown will jump forward to the 1970s, when Camilla first met Prince Charles (to be played by Ripper Street‘s Josh O’Connor). The two later married, making Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall.

“I’m absolutely over the moon, and completely terrified, to be joining so many hugely talented people on The Crown,” Fennell said. “I absolutely love Camilla, and am very grateful
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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Will Eric Die with Nicole?

Days of Our Lives fans watched the week begin with a bang, and it’s only going to get better. For one, we all got to see Sami discover the mystery patient, which is going to change the game for everyone involved at this point. There is not much we can about anything other than that, but we know that this is going to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of this story line. We also saw that there was a development in the entire baby mama drama with Lucas and Baby Bonnie, and we are just

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Will Eric Die with Nicole?
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Grammy Awards Dates for 2020 and 2021 Announced

The Recording Academy and CBS announced today the dates for the Grammy Awards in 2020 and 2021.

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, and the 63rd will air on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. As previously announced, both shows will take place at the Grammys’ usual location, the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Earlier this year, they were held in New York for the first time since 2003.

“Los Angeles loves the Grammys — a celebration of the artists who transform how we think about music, and the behind-the-boards talent that makes their excellence possible. The music industry is integral to L.A.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Armand Assante

Armand Assante is what you might call a classic actor that has been there and done that in many different ways. He’s a talented man that has taken on numerous roles that have seen him act tough, reserved, and in many cases just a very slick individual that knows his way around people and can talk his way into or out of anything. He’s been in numerous movies and TV shows and each and every time has shown that he has the kind of talent that is built up through years and doesn’t fade. He might not be seen in

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Armand Assante
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TV Review: ‘House of Cards’ Season 6

TV Review: ‘House of Cards’ Season 6
A series that was built around the chemistry between two actors — and that had been building toward a climactic showdown — is suddenly a solo act. And while the sixth and final season of “House of Cards” is as mixed a bag as the thrilling but uneven Netflix drama has yet produced, the good news is that Robin Wright is up to the task of anchoring the show.

After all, since the earliest episodes, Wright has been the not-so-secret weapon of “House of Cards,” playing a character whose astringent refusal to yield to emotion balanced the more ornate performance of Kevin Spacey
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Listen: Producer Christina Wayne on Peak TV’s Tough Economics for Indie Producers

Listen: Producer Christina Wayne on Peak TV’s Tough Economics for Indie Producers
The Peak TV bubble would seem to have been a bonanza for independent producers. But the sheer volume of TV content in production in recent years has made the traditional job of assembling and shepherding a television show that much more complicated in many instances.

In today’s edition of Variety‘s “Strictly Business” podcast, Assembly Entertainment CEO Christina Wayne speaks candidly about the challenges indie producers face in getting projects on the air even in a boom market.

The former AMC development executive who championed “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” Wayne has been in the trenches as a producer for a decade.
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‘House of Cards’ Review: It’s More About Kevin Spacey Than Ever

‘House of Cards’ Review: It’s More About Kevin Spacey Than Ever
In its final season, “House of Cards” buries Kevin Spacey in a shallow grave — so shallow, you can still hear Frank Underwood knocking. Killed off as a means to excuse Spacey’s sudden absence from the series, following his termination a year ago for alleged sexual harassment, Francis still steers the ship. More than half the final season passes before “House of Cards” feels like Claire Underwood’s (Robin Wright) story instead of his epilogue, and even when she starts to see her vision borne out, the lingering questions are all about Frank. Despite the hype, Season 6 isn’t Claire’s show. It’s still Frank’s, which undercuts the season’s many attempts at women-first stories and keeps momentum stagnant.

Really, in its dying hours “House of Cards” becomes a murder-mystery. Seeing it this way provides a bit of goofy levity to a series always toeing the line between pompous prestige and soapy melodrama,
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General Hospital Spoilers: Will Ryan’s Plan Work?

General Hospital fans know that Drew is friendly with Liz. They might not be nearly as intimate as they once thought they were now that he’s not Jason, but that doesn’t change the fact that they are close. He’s got to talk to someone about what is happening in his life, and she’s there for him. She’s the kind of woman who makes good choices and does things that work out for the best of everyone, and today is not a different situation for her. She’s got to focus on getting him to help him the way that he has

General Hospital Spoilers: Will Ryan’s Plan Work?
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Legacies Will Feature a Major The Vampire Diaries Throwback This Season

Legacies, The CW's new spin-off ofThe Vampire Diaries and The Originals, is like nothing you've ever seen before on either show, but that doesn't mean you won't recognize some hand-me-down elements as we explore life at the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted. In fact, one very

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House of Cards Review: Robin Wright Elevates Muddled Final Season

House of Cards Review: Robin Wright Elevates Muddled Final Season
I feel compelled to grade House of Cards‘ sixth and final season on a curve. Or at the very least with an asterisk attached to it.

In case you’ve just awakened from an 11-month coma, last fall Netflix fired the series’ leading man Kevin Spacey one month into production amid a growing sexual-misconduct scandal. By December, the streamer announced that it would scrap the three episodes previously shot and start Season 6 over with a drastically streamlined narrative (eight episodes vs. 13) that centered squarely on Robin Wright‘s newly-minted Potus, Claire Underwood.

It’s hard to imagine a more daunting
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