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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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WGA Awards 2019: Announcing Winners Live

The 71st annual Writers Guild Awards are underway at dual ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. and at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.

Chelsea Peretti hosted the West Coast ceremonies while Roy Wood Jr. was the emcee in New York

Original screenplay nominees are Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma”; Adam McKay’s “Vice”; Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade”; Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, and John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place”; and Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, and Brian Currie’s “Green Book.”

Adapted screenplay candidates are Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole’s “Black Panther”; Barry Jenkins
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Is The Show “Say Yes to the Dress” Fake?

Calling a show like Say Yes to the Dress fake is tantamount to slathering yourself in sheep’s blood and walking into a lion’s den, the chances are you won’t be able to run out fast enough with incurring a few scratches and bite marks depending on if the lions are in residence and if they happen to care. But one thing that can be said about this show is that it is not entirely faked. For instance, the location is real, the dresses are real, the salespeople are real, and the customers are real. The only thing that is fake,

Is The Show “Say Yes to the Dress” Fake?
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Will The Good Doctor's New Chief Impact Melendez & Lim's Relationship?

Will The Good Doctor's New Chief Impact Melendez & Lim's Relationship?
Daniel Dae Kim makes his debut as new chief of surgery Dr. Jackson Han on Monday’s episode of The Good Doctor (ABC, 10/9c). Will his arrival force Melendez and Lim to end their secret romance?

St. Bonaventure’s recently coupled surgeons agreed to conceal their relationship outside of work from the residents, as well as Dr. Andrews. Then in a subsequent episode, Melendez acknowledged that his feelings towards Lim had clouded his judgment in the Or.

The added pressure of a new boss on their heels promises to alter the Melendez/Lim dynamic even further, though not in a romantic sense,
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20 Great Family Guy Quotes for the Show’s 20th Anniversary

It’s kind of hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since Family Guy first aired. A lot of us were probably still in our teens when this show first came on the air, while a good number of us were old enough to think “Oh good, another one.” Remember when The Simpsons was considered to be something worth banning in some peoples’ opinion? Family Guy raised the bar even higher, or lowered it depending on your outlook, and despite the opposition to it from some the show never really went away since it was deemed as one of the

20 Great Family Guy Quotes for the Show’s 20th Anniversary
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‘Love Death + Robots’ Trailer: Tim Miller and David Fincher’s Bizarre Animated Anthology

‘Love Death + Robots’ Trailer: Tim Miller and David Fincher’s Bizarre Animated Anthology
Tim Miller and David Fincher might not seem like the most likely of collaborators, but the “Deadpool” and “Gone Girl” directors have teamed up to present “Love Death + Robots” for Netflix. The animated anthology has the potential to be one of the streaming giant’s strangest offerings this year, as “sentient dairy products, werewolf soldiers, robots gone wild, garbage monsters, cyborg bounty hunters, alien spiders and blood-thirsty demons from hell” are all on the docket in the 18-part series. Watch a new trailer below.

Here’s the full synopsis: “The full roster of stories will cover a variety of adult topics including racism, government, war, free will, and human nature. The anthology collection spans the science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy genres and each short has a unique animation style: from traditional 2D to photo-real 3D CGI. The creators were assembled for a global calling for best in class animators
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Why “Man With a Plan” Doesn’t Deserve to Be on the Air

Whether you think a show is worth watching or not is typically up to you, the viewer, but a few people have expressed an idea that Man With a Plan doesn’t really deserve to be on the air any longer. There are a lot of reasons why people might think this and while some of them are rooted in biased and very personal agendas that some people would only voice if given leave to, others would no doubt go over the idea that Matt LeBlanc is trolling the audience by unloading another show that depicts him as the guy that

Why “Man With a Plan” Doesn’t Deserve to Be on the Air
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Ziva's NCIS Return: Is She Definitely Alive? And Did She Leave That Note?

Taken at face value, the Feb. 12 episode of CBSNCIS not only confirmed that Ziva David is alive, it also established that she returned to D.C. to bring a very specific form of closure to a case.

But is she? And did she?

Some fans have speculated that parts of the episode were misdirects — namely, the note that was left for Bishop, on the desk inside Ziva’s secret office in the suburbs. Was that request to keep her secret/family safe from Ziva herself, or was it written by Gibbs?

Here is what we know for sure:

Who
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Nicole Eggert

If you remember Nicole Eggert it’s probably from Charles in Charge and Baywatch, though you might not fully recognize her at this time since, well, she’s put on a little weight and the years have been taking their toll on her. To be kind though she’s a bit older and things haven’t been all peachy as far as legal struggles have gone throughout the years. But overall she’s trying to live her life as best she can and doing whatever it takes to keep a positive spin on things. After all she’s still remembered by many as one of those

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Nicole Eggert
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‘SNL’ Mocks Lady Gaga’s ‘100 People in a Room’ Speech on ‘Celebrity Family Feud’

‘SNL’ Mocks Lady Gaga’s ‘100 People in a Room’ Speech on ‘Celebrity Family Feud’
If you’ve been paying too much attention to awards season, you already know about Lady Gaga’s “100 people in a room” speech. A staple of her appearances over the last several months, it’s meant as an expression of gratitude to her “A Star Is Born” director/co-star: There can be 100 people in the room and 99 don’t believe in you. You just need one to believe in you, and that was Bradley Cooper.”

Gaga’s habit of repeating the line was mocked by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg during their Golden Globes monologue, and made its way onto “Saturday Night Live” last night.

As part of a “Family Feud” skit pitting this year’s Academy Awards nominees against each other, Gaga (Melissa Villaseñor) finds herself repeating her familiar bit. “It is such an honor to be on the ‘Feud,'” she says after being introduced. “If 99 people are surveyed,
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Here’s Why Many Fans Think ‘Beat Bobby Flay’ Is Fake

Fans love to see realism in their TV shows, particularly when it’s a show that is based upon little more than realism after all. Cooking shows like Beat Bobby Flay are rarely ever pegged as being fake since the proof is in the pudding, as they say, and the whole idea of faking people out on a cooking show seems like it might eliminate the entire idea of the Food Channel if such a scandal was to ever be uncovered. While Bobby Flay, Mr. Iron Chef himself, has been a prominent and prized member of the Food Channel for a

Here’s Why Many Fans Think ‘Beat Bobby Flay’ Is Fake
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NYPD Officer Under Investigation for Allegedly Telling Police to Shoot 50 Cent ‘on Sight’

NYPD Officer Under Investigation for Allegedly Telling Police to Shoot 50 Cent ‘on Sight’
A New York City precinct commander is under investigation for allegedly telling officers to shoot rapper 50 Cent on sight, a police rep confirmed to Variety on Sunday. “The matter is under internal review,” an NYPD rep said, declining to answer further questions.

Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez is accused of telling officers during a June 7 roll call last summer to “shoot [50 Cent] on sight” if they saw him at a boxing match in the Bronx that the rapper was expected to attend, according to New York’s Daily News. “The inspector just said that at roll call,” a source told the paper.
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Why The Show “Total Bellas” Needs to be Taken off the Air

Oh I can hear the criticisms now, but I won’t relent since it’s really time to see the Total Bellas take a nice, long, extended rest from their somehow coveted spot on TV. Just to remind the readers, this is opinion, so comments are welcome and you can clap back at me with just about anything. But the idea of Total Bellas continuing forward, as they’ve been renewed it sounds like for at least one or two seasons, is becoming a reason roll our eyes and wonder just what the WWE is really thinking about in regards to these ladies.

Why The Show “Total Bellas” Needs to be Taken off the Air
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God Friended Me Boss Talks Miles/Cara 'Attraction,' Teases Finale Shake-Up

God Friended Me Boss Talks Miles/Cara 'Attraction,' Teases Finale Shake-Up
God Friended Me still has several episodes to air — including a fresh installment tonight (CBS, 8/7c) — before it wraps up its freshman run. But given the show’s recent renewal, TVLine was already on the hunt for season finale scoop when we caught up with co-creator Steven Lilien.

Lucky for us, Lilien had some tantalizing teasers to share about Miles and Cara’s potential romance, as well as the God account mystery.

Tvline | Has the renewal impacted how you’re shaping the season finale?

You know what? It hasn’t, because from Day One, we knew exactly how we wanted
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Days of Our Lives Stars With the Highest Net Worth

Days of Our Lives fans know that their favorite stars are paid well to show up for work on the soaps, but just how much are they worth? While it’s not entirely accurate to pinpoint the net worth of every star on the show on any given day, we do like to go out of our way to see how many of the stars here are using their money wisely. We don’t know who gets paid the most or what they do with their income, but we do know that there are a few stars on the show who are

Days of Our Lives Stars With the Highest Net Worth
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Alec Baldwin Declares a National Emergency on ‘SNL’: ‘Wall Works’

Alec Baldwin Declares a National Emergency on ‘SNL’: ‘Wall Works’
One day after Donald Trump admitted he “didn’t need to do this” moments after declaring a national emergency, Alec Baldwin returned to “Saturday Night Live” and did likewise. The actor once again led the show’s cold open, mocking Trump’s meandering Rose Garden address: “We need wall, okay? We have a tremendous amount of drugs flowing into this country from the southern border — or the ‘brown line,’ as many have asked me not to call it,” he said

“That’s why we need wall: because wall works. Wall makes safe. You don’t have to be smart to understand that; in fact, it’s even easier if you’re not,” Baldwin as Trump continued. “So you all see why I gotta fake this national emergency, right? I have to because I want to.”

“I’m going to sign these papers for the emergency then I’ll immediately be sued,
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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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