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‘Property Brothers’ Scripted Comedy Series in Development at Fox

‘Property Brothers’ Scripted Comedy Series in Development at Fox
Fox is developing a single-camera comedy series inspired by the “Property Brothers” Jonathan and Drew Scott, Variety has learned.

The series is titled “It Takes Two,” based on the Scott brothers’ memoir of the same name. The show follows two entrepreneurial twin brothers who decide to join forces in the real estate business when they realize they are stronger together than apart. Fox has given the project a script commitment with a penalty attached.

The Scotts rose to fame with their hit TV series “Property Brothers,” which is broadcast on Hgtv in the U.S. The show proved so successful that it inspired multiple spinoffs,
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Roseanne Barr Releases Official Statement on Being Killed Off ‘The Conners,’ Slams ABC for ‘Grim and Morbid’ Decision

Roseanne Barr Releases Official Statement on Being Killed Off ‘The Conners,’ Slams ABC for ‘Grim and Morbid’ Decision
[Warning: If you can’t tell by the headline above, spoilers follow.]

ABC’s “Roseanne” spinoff “The Conners” kicked off its season premiere with confirmation that the character once played by Roseanne Barr had been killed off the series after suffering an opioid overdose from pills she was taking to treat a knee injury. Barr took to her Twitter page for an instant reaction to her character’s fate following the conclusion of the episode, defiantly tweeting, “I Ain’T Dead, Bitches!!!!” The actress then published a longer, more official statement along with her rabbi, Shmuley Boteach.

“While we wish the very best for the cast and production crew of ‘The Conners,’ all of whom are deeply dedicated to their craft and were Roseanne’s cherished colleagues, we regret that ABC chose to cancel Roseanne by killing off the Roseanne Conner character,” Barr and Boteach wrote. “That it was done through an opioid overdose lent an unnecessary grim and morbid dimension to an otherwise happy family show.
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TV Ratings: ‘The Conners’ Tops Tuesday, Comes Up Short of ‘Roseanne’

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TV Ratings: ‘The Conners’ Tops Tuesday, Comes Up Short of ‘Roseanne’
The Conners” premiere was the top-rated show of Tuesday night but debuted well below what the premiere of “Roseanne” drew earlier this year.

The series debuted sans Roseanne to a 2.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.5 million viewers. The one-hour “Roseanne” revival premiere back in March drew a 5.2 rating and 18.4 million viewers in Live+Same Day. The season finale drew a 2.5 and 10.6 million, while the season as a whole averaged a 3.5 and 13.5 million. As such, “The Conners” was on par with what the season finale of “Roseanne” drew.

Immediately after “The Conners,” the series premiere of “The Kids Are Alright” held onto just over half of its lead-in, nabbing a 1.4 and 6.6 million viewers. The season premiere of “Black-ish” followed with a 1.1 and 4.5 million, down in the demo from last season’s opener but about even in viewers. The second season premiere of “Splitting Up Together” drew a 1.0 and 3.7 million, down around
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Jodie Whittaker’s ‘Doctor Who’ Debut Is Most-Watched Ever in U.K. for the Rebooted Series

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Jodie Whittaker’s ‘Doctor Who’ Debut Is Most-Watched Ever in U.K. for the Rebooted Series
The opening episode of the new season of “Doctor Who,” starring Jodie Whittaker as the first regular female time lord, scored a new audience high in the U.K. for the modern iteration of the long-running show. New 4-screen measurements by British TV ratings organization Barb, which include non-tv online viewing, showed that the total audience for the Oct. 7 season opener reached 10.9 million across all devices.

The result gives Whittaker, the 13th Doctor, the best introduction for any Doctor since the show returned after a long hiatus in 2005, when Christopher Eccleston’s debut scored a consolidated audience of 10.8 million. The figures also make “Doctor Who” the No. 1 drama launch of 2018 in the U.K. and the BBC’s biggest in more than a decade, surpassing its recent smash hit “Bodyguard,” which bowed in August.

“It’s incredibly exciting to see the audience responding to Jodie Whittaker’s 13th Doctor in such huge numbers,
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‘Elite’: Netflix Orders Second Season Of Teen Thriller In Return To Las Encinas

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‘Elite’: Netflix Orders Second Season Of Teen Thriller In Return To Las Encinas
Netflix has renewed its sexy coming-of-age thriller Elite for a second season. The streamer’s second Spanish original follows the intrigue at Las Encinas, an exclusive boarding school, and will return in 2019. The soapy teen series’ first eight-episode season debuted globally on October 5 and has drawn plenty of attention — as well as leaving questions to be answered in the next go-round. (Check out a video announcing the next season below.)

It is as yet unclear which characters will be back at Las Encinas for Season 2. Pending cast and showrunner confirmation, the show will again be executive produced by Zeta Audiovisual, consist of eight episodes and be shot in 4K.

Season 1 saw a clash between those who have everything and those who have nothing to lose create a perfect storm that ultimately ends in a murder. It marked the reunion of La Casa De Papel’s María Pedraza, Miguel Herrán and
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‘Alice’ Series Reboot From Diablo Cody & Liz Astrof Set At Fox As Put Pilot

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‘Alice’ Series Reboot  From Diablo Cody & Liz Astrof Set At Fox As Put Pilot
Another classic sitcom is eying a reboot. Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Alice, a multi-camera comedy based on the 1976 CBS TV series starring Linda Lavin. It comes from Diablo Cody (One Mississippi), Liz Astrof (2 Broke Girls) and Warner Bros. TV, which produced the original series and where Cody and her Vita Vera Films are based.

Written and executive produced by Cody and Astrof, Alice is based on the TV series Alice, which in turn was based on the 1974 feature film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, directed by Martin Scorsese. The Fox reboot centers on Long Island housewife Alice Hyatt, who has finally worked up the courage to leave her cheating husband. She drives cross-country to Arizona with her teenage son Tommy, and gets a job as a waitress at a roadside diner where the staff becomes their new surrogate family.

Warner Bros. TV co-produces with Vita Vera Films.
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Boomerang: RJ Walker and Paula Newsome Join BET Reboot Series

Boomerang: RJ Walker and Paula Newsome Join BET Reboot Series
Another reboot is in the works. Deadline reports RJ Walker and Paula Newsome have joined BET's new reboot series, Boomerang.

Based on the 1992 film, the TV show "will follow the lives of Jacqueline Boyer’s son (Tequan Richmond) and Marcus and Angela Graham’s daughter (Tetona Jackson) as they try to step out of their parents’ shadows and make a legacy of their own."

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‘Blood Ties’ Cop Drama From Jennifer Lopez, Vincent Laresca, Tom Szentgyorgyi & Appian Way Set At NBC

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‘Blood Ties’ Cop Drama From Jennifer Lopez, Vincent Laresca, Tom Szentgyorgyi & Appian Way Set At NBC
On the heels of Shades of Blue ending its run after three seasons, star/executive producer Jennifer Lopez has teamed with co-star Vincent Laresca for a new cop drama, which has been put in development by NBC. The project, Blood Ties, hails from former The Mentalist executive producer Tom Szentgyorgyi, Lopez and Elaine Goldsmith-ThomasNuyorican Productions, Appian Way and Universal TV, where Nuyorican is based.

Written by Szentgyorgyi, Blood Ties is a procedural crime show in the vein of NYPD Blue, which isbased on an idea by Laresca. When convicted homicide detective Steve Horvath is exonerated, he’s given his job back but finds he now has unconventional insight about the criminals he faces. Teaming up with an unexpected rookie who has a secret agenda of his own, Horvath must learn to adapt to life outside of prison while trying to figure out who framed him and why.

Szentgyorgyi executive
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Peaky Blinders: Season Five; Anya Taylor-Joy Joins Netflix Series

Peaky Blinders: Season Five;  Anya Taylor-Joy Joins Netflix Series
Anya Taylor-Joy is headed to Birmingham. BBC One just announced the Miniaturist star has joined season five of Peaky Blinders.

The period drama, which airs on the in the U.S., centers on a gang living and operating in 1920s Birmingham, England. The cast includes Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Tom Hardy, Annabelle Wallis, Sam Neill, Charlotte Riley, and Adrien Brody.

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‘Sesame Street’ Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Retires From Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch Roles

‘Sesame Street’ Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Retires From Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch Roles
Caroll Spinney has been a television mainstay since 1969, but his face has rarely made an appearance.

Disguised beneath a frock of bright yellow feathers and an orange bill, the “Sesame Street” puppeteer was the heart and soul behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the show’s premiere almost 50 years ago.

Now, at the age of 84, Spinney told the New York Times that he is retiring from “Sesame Street” after nearly half a century playing some of the show’s most iconic characters. Come Thursday, Spinney will enter the “Sesame Street” studios in Astoria, Queens for the last time
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High School Musical Streaming Series Casts Joshua Bassett as Male Lead

Disney’s long-gestating High School Musical TV series has found its leading man. Joshua Bassett, already known to Disney Channel viewers for his recurring role on Stuck in the Middle, will star in High School Musical: The Musical, a 10-episode series premiering on Disney’s yet-untitled streaming service in 2019.

As previously reported, the series will follow a group of high school students who put on a performance of High School Musical as their fall production, “only to realize that as much drama happens offstage as onstage.” Shot as a mockumentary (a la The Office), each episode will include one original song,
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How Eminem and Jimmy Kimmel Took Over the Empire State Building

How Eminem and Jimmy Kimmel Took Over the Empire State Building
How did a comedian and a rapper take over the Empire State Building earlier this week? Turns out, if you’re Jimmy Kimmel and Eminem, it’s not such a tough sell.

Eminem performed his song “Venom” (from the titular tenpole) at the top of the Empire State Building on Monday’s broadcast of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” which is shooting in Brooklyn this week for the late-night show’s annual New York visit.

Kimmel had been wanting to do something atop the Empire State Building, and people familiar with the production tell Variety the idea came together because Kimmel loves a good pun.
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This Is Us' Milo Ventimiglia and Ep on the Origin of Jack's Signature Move

This Is Us' Milo Ventimiglia and Ep on the Origin of Jack's Signature Move
Yes, as we learned in Tuesday’s This Is Us, Jack’s signature means of calming down his anxious son came courtesy of a Vietnam War buddy. But, as series creator Dan Fogelman tells TVLine, the move actually originated with series star Milo Ventimiglia himself.

“It was something Milo, I believe, just started doing to the kids, and I was like, ‘Oh, that moves me,'” Fogelman says. “And then we started writing that in.”

This week’s hour of the NBC drama showed us Jack’s time serving in the military, including a firefight that ended with one of his soldiers,
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Fox Chief Talks New Season Ratings Gains

When its parent company struck a deal in January for the TV rights to “Thursday Night Football,” Fox Broadcasting’s fortune was set to improve. The NFL is the undisputed champion driver of live television ratings — an increasingly valuable commodity in a world of delayed and digital viewing. Fox paid handsomely for the rights, spending $660 million per year for five seasons. In return, it got the ratings lift the network needed. Season to date, Fox is up 38% from where it was last year in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen most-current ratings.

But Fox’s hot ratings start is more
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TVLine Items: Martha Plimpton Joins Brockmire, Elite Renewed and More

TVLine Items: Martha Plimpton Joins Brockmire, Elite Renewed and More
Brockmire has found a new sober sponsor in Martha Plimpton (The Real O’Neals, Raising Hope), who will recur during Season 3 of the IFC comedy, our sister site Variety reports.

Plimpton’s character Shirley is described as a cigarette-smoking, no-nonsense woman who has been sober for eight years. She will show Hank Azaria’s former baseball announcer the harsh realities of sobriety.

In addition to her leading roles on The Real O’Neals and Raising Hope, Plimpton’s TV credits include arcs on Younger, The Blacklist and The Good Wife.

Brockmire returns for Season 3 in 2019, with the already-picked-up fourth season
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The Criminal Minds Cast Chooses the Gnarliest Murder Methods on the Show

With more than 300 episodes under its belt, Criminal Minds has pulled off a lot of gruesome murders over the years. People have been ground up into pig slop, burned alive, carved up and so much more. What are the gnarliest modus operandi to appear on the show? TV Guide went to the people who've been

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Could Roseanne Barr Return for ‘The Conners’ Flashback? Cast Member Says ‘Never Say Never’

Could Roseanne Barr Return for ‘The Conners’ Flashback? Cast Member Says ‘Never Say Never’
Roseanne Barr made it loud and clear that she was not pleased with how ABC killed off her character on Tuesday night’s premiere episode of “The Conners” — but even though her character is dead, could she ever return for a flashback scene?

While flashbacks featuring killed-off characters is typical for many TV shows, “The Conners” cast member Michael Fishman says there have been no formal conversations about bringing Barr back for any sort of guest role or cameo. However, the original “Roseanne” actor did say he personally would not rule out the possibility, teasing, “Never say never.”

ABC declined
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The Flash: Caitlin and Ralph Aren't Hooking Up, and That's a Good Thing

The Flash may have paired Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) up on a new mission to find Killer Frost's origins (and Caitlin's missing dad), but you probably shouldn't expect that partnership to develop into romance any time soon.

TV Guide spoke to Hartley Sawyer at the CW Fall

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Whatever Happened to the Cast of “Witches of East End?”

Shows about the supernatural such as Witches of East End have seen a surge in popularity over the years, but they’ve also seen a great deal of over-saturation which eventually leads to a lack of interest save for the most diehard fans that won’t say anything bad about any show or movie that attempts to continue the genre. But given that this show was canceled in 2014 it’s kind of hard to imagine that many people still remember it considering how many shows and movies have been heaped atop the pile in the years since. People want a good show,

Whatever Happened to the Cast of “Witches of East End?”
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