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Friday Ratings: Fox’s ‘Proven Innocent’ Starts Soft, But ‘Last Man Standing’ Tops Demos

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Friday Ratings: Fox’s ‘Proven Innocent’ Starts Soft, But ‘Last Man Standing’ Tops Demos
Another Friday, another demo win for Fox’s Last Man Standing, as back-to-back episodes dominated the demo ratings shares, scoring a 1.1/6 and 6.12 million viewers at 8 PM, then staying strong with a 1.0/5 and 5.63 million at 8:30 PM.

But the twin knockouts didn’t particularly help Fox’s new legal drama Proven Innocent, which debuted to an 0.5/3 and 3.09 million at 9 PM, going up against tough competition elsewhere.

On CBS, the debut of Levy Tran as a new character on MacGyver saw it score an 0.7/4, but a huge 6.42 million in viewers. That spurred follower Hawaii Five-O to 0.8/4 and 7.27 million viewers, with 10 PM’s Blue Bloods scoring the night’s top total viewers with 8.87 million viewers and demos of 0.8/4.

CBS also won the overall network race, scoring an 0.8/4 and 7.52 million.

At ABC, the 8 PM Fresh Off The Boat had a 0.7/4 and 3.14 million viewers as the lead-in to Speechless, which had an 0.5/3 and 2.35 million viewers.
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TV Writer Christopher Knopf, Former WGA West President, Dies at 91

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TV Writer Christopher Knopf, Former WGA West President, Dies at 91
Prolific Emmy-nominated television writer Christopher Edwin Knopf, former president of the Writers Guild of America West, died in his sleep of congestive heart failure on Feb. 13. He was 91.

Knopf was born in New York and attended UCLA, leaving during his senior year to join the Air Force during World War II. He finished his studies at U.C. Berkeley, graduating in 1950, and began a 50-year career as a writer for motion picture and television.

He served as president of the International Writers Guild, national chairman of the WGA and president of the WGA West during 1965-67. He received 10 Writers Guild nominations and won three of them.

Knopf received the Morgan Cox Award in 1991 and the Edmund H. North Award in 2002 from WGA West.

Knopf’s credits include “Scott Joplin: King of Ragtime,” “Mrs. Sundance,” “The Girl Who Spelled Freedom,” “Baby Girl Scott,” “Peter and Paul,” and the pilot for “The Big Valley.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Truck Night in America

The show Truck Night in America is something that appeals to a lot of folks that love to get waist-deep in an engine and could watch others doing crazy things with their off-road beauties all night if given the chance. This kind of show is adrenaline-fueled an is usually capable of drawing enough interest that it’s become something you might hear people talk about from time to time. This is the type of program that you might turn on if you are truly into seeing what these motorists can do with their rigs and what they’re willing to endure when

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Truck Night in America
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Quotes of the Week: Big Mouth, NCIS, The Passage, This Is Us, Twd and More

Quotes of the Week: Big Mouth, NCIS, The Passage, This Is Us, Twd and More
Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but this week’s TV delivered plenty of dialogue that we’re still not-so-secretly admiring.

In lieu of flowers and candy, we’re acknowledging our favorite bon mots and one-liners with a spot in our latest Quotes of the Week gallery.

This time around, we’ve got a potty-mouthed exchange on The Walking Dead, an unconvincing phone call from This Is Us‘ adolescent Randall, Seth Meyers’ dig at that polarizing Aladdin trailer and a highly specific insult from Big Mouth‘s Valentine’s Day special.

Also featured in this week’s roundup: double doses of Manifest,
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Jussie Smollett Denies Report That He Paid to Orchestrate Assault

Jussie Smollett Denies Report That He Paid to Orchestrate Assault
Chicago police now believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the alleged assault that took place against him late last month, according to CNN. The two men, who are brothers, were arrested on Wednesday and released two days later without being charged after authorities found “new evidence” in the case. CNN’s law-enforcement sources say those men are now “cooperating fully” with the investigation.

Read More: Jussie Smollett: 20th Century Fox and Chicago Police Deny Report of Staged Attack

The “Empire” actor said he was attacked in the early hours of January 29 by men who shouted homophobic and racial slurs at him, tied a rope around his neck, poured an unknown substance on him, and said they were in “Maga Country,” short for Make America Great Again.

Via his attorneys, Smollett has released a statement in which he denies having staged the incident:

“As a victim of a hate
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Donald Trump Calls Saturday Night Live a 'Total Republican Hit Job' After National Emergency Sketch

Saturday Night Live has once again gotten under the president's skin.

This week, the show's cold open featured the return of -- who else!? -- Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump as he made his national emergency declaration in the Rose Garden before taking off for his Florida golf resort. After touting the

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General Hospital Stars With the Highest Net Worth

General Hospital stars have been earning the big bucks for a long time, and that means most of them are doing just fine in terms of their financial success. They don’t have that much to complain about, and they are living their best lives because of it. However, we often find that people wonder just who it is who makes the most. Which star makes the most of all the stars on the General Hospital? And we are not just talking about super famous stars who make a quick guest appearance here and there. We are talking about those who

General Hospital Stars With the Highest Net Worth
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‘Umbrella Academy’ Season 2’s Roadmap Is Already In Place, Thanks to the Comics

‘Umbrella Academy’ Season 2’s Roadmap Is Already In Place, Thanks to the Comics
[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “The Umbrella Academy” Season 1.]

The ending of “The Umbrella Academy” Season 1 is such a cliffhanger that all it’s missing is a person literally hanging off a cliff. Its dramatic conclusion involves the end of the world, though the show’s core ensemble — a group of struggling young people with superpowers — may have managed to escape the cataclysm through time travel.

What happens next to all of these characters is unclear, at least to those who haven’t read the comic book series created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bà, upon which the show is based. This meant that when it came to constructing the end of the season, showrunner Steve Blackman knew there was a chance that those final moments could be the last of the show. However, he told IndieWire, “I hope we get a second and third and fourth season, but I knew that having a great
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What We Know About Jim Parsons’ New Netflix Project

The Big Bang Theory’ has been a huge hit since the sitcom was launched in 2007. The series has now run for twelve seasons, with the final season running between 2018 and 2019. The stars of the CBS sitcom have become household names, and will no doubt continue to have huge careers following the end of the series. Jim Parsons, who has played physicist Sheldon Cooper throughout the series, is already looking ahead and planning the future projects on which he will focus. The role of Sheldon is the one for which Parsons is best-known. He was nominated for a

What We Know About Jim Parsons’ New Netflix Project
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Bold and the Beautiful Stars With the Highest Net Worth

The Bold and the Beautiful fans are all excited about the many things going on around La, but we are just so excited about the stars. We might be losing a few, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t want to know more about the others. For example, what happens when someone on this show is a major star who just does a quick guest appearance and kidnaps someone’s newborn baby pretending that baby died in birth? And what happens when we all wonder how much money he was paid when he was here? And what about the fact that

Bold and the Beautiful Stars With the Highest Net Worth
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: First Time Host Don Cheadle Gets Great Sketches

‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: First Time Host Don Cheadle Gets Great Sketches
Another new “Saturday Night Live,” another first-time host. That’s no problem at all: It’s always nice to see some fresh celebrities in the rotation, and even if the episode material itself hasn’t been the most stellar, the season has definitely on the right track with the guest host choices. That definitely continues with Don Cheadle, though, like Liev Schreiber before him, it’s surprising he’d never hosted before. Actually, even more surprising than the Schreiber thing, to be perfectly honest.

Host: Don Cheadle

How did Don Cheadle do as a first-time host? Well, not only does Cheadle give an actual comedic monologue — honestly, one who didn’t know him might think he’s a stand-up comedian — he reminds everyone he was in an episode of “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” while doing so. Cheadle is a man who commits when he’s in a project, whether it
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Don Cheadle Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best & Worst Sketches

Don Cheadle Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best & Worst Sketches
It’s hard to believe that Don Cheadle hadn’t hosted Saturday Night Live before this weekend’s show. The Black Monday star (and winner of the Avengers’ SNL raffle) proved himself an absolutely terrific choice of emcee, scoring laughs as an inappropriate educator, an amateur baker and a pesky houseguest.

Cheadle was the rare host able to elevate even the most lackluster material, including a ridiculous bar fight sketch and not one, but two commercial parodies. He’s sure to be invited back in the not-too-distant future.

Best: Fresh Takes

The return of this high school newscast was an improvement on the original,
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Fred Savage

You’d probably have an easier time finding people that don’t know about Fred Savage since he’s the kind of guy a lot of us grew up watching and the kid actor that was on our TV screens just about every night. As Kevin Arnold he was pretty easy to like, though there are rumors that might or might not be true depending on who you ask that a scandal involving him was the reason that the Wonder Years were finally taken off the air. Whether you want to believe it or not it’s a matter of public record and you

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Fred Savage
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Young and the Restless Stars With the Highest Net Worth

Young and the Restless fans know that their show is constantly rated the best of the best, but did you realize that their paychecks often represent that, too? They are the wealthiest of the wealthiest, too, and that’s a big deal. There are so many stars in Genoa City with so much money they beat out all the highest earning actors on all the other soaps, and they won’t even make the list of top three wealthiest stars from this soap when we get down to it. That’s incredible, right? We have the top three most financially stable people on

Young and the Restless Stars With the Highest Net Worth
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Among Cinema Audio Society Winners

‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Among Cinema Audio Society Winners
Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” won the Cinema Audio Society’s top prize for sound mixing at Saturday night’s 55th annual Cas Awards. The film is Oscar-nominated for sound mixing this year along with “Black Panther,” “First Man,” “Roma” and “A Star Is Born.”

In a surprise over heavy-hitters “Incredibles 2” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” won the animated prize. “Free Solo” reigned in the documentary field.

TV winners included “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” and “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.”

Three-time Cas award-winner
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SNL Gets a Rise Out of Trump With National Emergency Cold Open: 'This Is the Real Collusion!' — Watch

SNL Gets a Rise Out of Trump With National Emergency Cold Open: 'This Is the Real Collusion!' — Watch
Alec Baldwin’s President Trump declared a national emergency on this week’s Saturday Night Live, with reasoning that’s “even easier to understand if you’re not smart.”

“Wall works. Wall makes safe,” Trump explained during a presser on why he needs money for protection around “the brown line, as many have asked me not to call it.”

The Potus continued by rattling off how the whole plan is going to spiral anyway, until he’s left calling his friend Brett Kavanaugh — who will answer, “New phone. Who dis?” Trump noted — and then “my personal hell of playing President will finally be over,
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‘Vice,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Lead Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Winners

‘Vice,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Lead Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Winners
Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice,” starring Oscar nominees Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell, won two awards at the sixth annual Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Saturday night.

The film won for best period and/or character makeup as well as special makeup effects. “Mary Queen of Scots” received the prize for period and/or character hairstyling. The two films are Oscar-nominated for best makeup and hairstyling along with Swedish import “Border.”

A Star Is Born” and “Crazy Rich Asians” won the contemporary prizes for makeup and hairstyling, respectively.

In the television arenas, Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
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John Mulaney to Host SNL in March

John Mulaney to Host SNL in March
John Mulaney is returning to his Studio 8H roots: The former Saturday Night Live writer will host the late-night program on March 2.

Mulaney — who appeared on a “Weekend Update” segment with Pete Davidson just last month — previously took the SNL hosting reins on April 14, 2018. He joins fellow alums Conan O’Brien and Larry David as one of only three non-cast member writers to host the show. The announcement was made during Saturday’s Don Cheadle-led broadcast.

In addition, NBC has confirmed that country singer Thomas Rhett will serve as musical guest, marking the performer’s first time on the sketch comedy series.
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Jussie Smollett's Lawyers Deny Empire Star 'Played a Role in His Own Attack,' as Investigation Takes New Direction

Jussie Smollett's Lawyers Deny Empire Star 'Played a Role in His Own Attack,' as Investigation Takes New Direction
Lawyers for Jussie Smollett have refuted claims that the Empire star orchestrated his own attack on Jan. 29, as suggested by Saturday news reports and after the Chicago Pd said the investigation was heading in a new direction.

CNN on Saturday cited Cpd sources as saying that Smollett paid two Nigerian brothers, the persons of interest questioned this week by police, to help him stage the attack, which had originally been described as racist and homophobic.

Later on Saturday, Chicago Pd communications director Anthony Guglielmi said, “We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police … has in
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‘Saturday Night Live’: Alec Baldwin Returns to Declare ‘Wall Works’ in National Emergency Address (Watch)

‘Saturday Night Live’: Alec Baldwin Returns to Declare ‘Wall Works’ in National Emergency Address (Watch)
Alec Baldwin returned to “Saturday Night Live” to deliver a “very important, urgent national emergency” message Saturday.

“This is a big one, so I don’t want to waste any time,” Baldwin as Donald Trump said during a parody of a NBC News special report during the Feb. 16 cold open of the late-night sketch comedy show. Going on to claim he was over six feet talk and “shredded,” he also reminded viewers of the upcoming summit in Hanoi with Chairman Kim who “is a very cool, misunderstood guy.”

But quickly he reminded of his mission by saying, “We need wall,
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