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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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‘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 Video: Trump Declares 'Wall Works, Wall Makes Safe' — Watch

SNL Video: Trump Declares 'Wall Works, Wall Makes Safe' — 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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Jussie Smollett Angrily Denies Complicity in Attack

Jussie Smollett Angrily Denies Complicity in Attack
Attorneys for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett issued a statement Saturday denying that he orchestrated his Jan. 29 assault, and saying he is “angered” and “devastated” by recent developments in the case.

Chicago police want to interview Smollett, after learning new evidence from two Nigerian brothers who were released on Friday night. Local media outlets have reported that the brothers admitted to police that Smollett paid them to carry out the attack. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi issued a statement earlier Saturday saying that the new evidence “shifted the trajectory of the investigation.”

Smollett’s attorneys denied that he was involved, saying “Nothing
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The Biggest Weight Loss Stories from “My 600lb Life”

“My 600lb Life” is a reality television series that’s aired on American Pay television, TLC, since 2012. The show is about the lives of obese individuals, who joins the show weighing 600 pounds, and above. Their efforts to reduce their weight to a healthy level is documented from the start to the end of the show. And then later, they are featured on a follow-up episode called “Where Are They Now”. This episode is all about, giving updates on the participants’ progress after they left the show. “My 600lb life” show highlights on the serious impacts of excessive weight gain

The Biggest Weight Loss Stories from “My 600lb Life”
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“House Hunters” Realtor Shares The One Thing that Shocked Her About the Show

Like most TV viewers, you’ve probably seen an episode or two (or 20) of their hit show “House Hunters”. If so, you’ve probably wondered about how real it is and maybe a bit about what actually goes on behind-the-scenes. On the show, we see all of the excitement of seeing the homes that the potential buyers can choose from and they look so much better with those special camera angles and professional cinematography tricks that consummate professionals in the field are known for. What we don’t see are the long tedious hours both in front of and behind the camera.

House Hunters” Realtor Shares The One Thing that Shocked Her About the Show
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Good Trouble Ep Teases Callie's Gael Dilemma, Mariana's 'Sexy' Episode

Good Trouble Ep Teases Callie's Gael Dilemma, Mariana's 'Sexy' Episode
Good Trouble‘s Callie and her sexy neighbor Gael have already admitted that their feelings for each other aren’t entirely casual. So will the time come when the pair will have to either become exclusive or break things off?

“Those conversations are definitely had,” executive producer Bradley Bredeweg says. “And as Callie’s work life gets more and more intense, especially with the Jamal case, she really puts a lot of pressure on herself to possibly have to make a decision.”

“That’s something that we all find ourselves experiencing in life, whether it’s in our twenties or even later in life,
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Chicago Police Want to Talk to Jussie Smollett as New Evidence Emerges

Chicago Police Want to Talk to Jussie Smollett as New Evidence Emerges
Chicago police are seeking to re-interview “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, after new evidence emerged in his alleged assault.

Smollett has claimed that two men attacked him at 2 a.m. on Jan. 29, yelled racial and homophobic slurs, poured bleach on him, and put a noose around his neck. The Chicago Police Department has consistently said that it was treating him as a victim, but that appears to have changed in the last 24 hours.

“We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation,” said department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
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Is the Show “Swamp People” Fake?

A lot of reality shows have fallen under the stigma of being fake and completely staged over the years and it’s been happening ever since The Real World aired on MTV back in the day. Swamp People however isn’t as fake as lot of the others, but it is very staged and not as pure as people might think it is. This is the way that people in this part of the Us make a good living and have been doing for a while, at least until hunting was shut down in order to allow the alligator population to recover.

Is the Show “Swamp People” Fake?
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Tom Welling

Tom Welling is one of those individuals that is very simplistic in his thinking at times and yet does think of grander things that he can do with his life. But his approach to them seems to be a very work-oriented thing and it’s been shown by the way he’s gone about getting his roles that he’s a guy that gets in there and makes sure to do as much to complete a role as he can when it comes to making people believe in the character. This is the kind of depth you want to see from actors and

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Tom Welling
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The Five Best Matt Maher Songs of His Career

Whatever you might think of Christian-based music you can’t deny that it’s had a hold on people for a long time now. Mike Maher is one of those artists that has made good use of his talent and the opportunities it’s given to him since he’s been singing for a while and has been nominated for no less than 9 Emmy’s in his time. The gist of Christian music isn’t always about preaching the gospel in every single word but for those that don’t tend to like it there’s always the option of not listening. For those that enjoy the

The Five Best Matt Maher Songs of His Career
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7 Burning Questions The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Needs to Answer

[Warning: The following contains spoilers for The Umbrella Academy.]

The Umbrella Academy's first season ended on a major cliffhanger, with the siblings deciding to travel back in time to help Vanya (Ellen Page) so that she never incites the apocalypse. But whether or not the Academy is actually able

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It Turns Out there’s a New “Vanderpump Rules” Wine

Ever wonder how famous people spend their money? Well it would seem that some like to buy expensive jets, houses, and various other things, but when it comes to making something work even while it’s costing an arm and a leg to run, a wine label seems like it might be something that would be wise to invest in. The ladies of Vanderpump Rules have discovered this lucrative practices and are now placing their names on a label, Nocking Point in fact, to create their own wine. While they constantly refer to themselves as ‘the witches of weho’ or West

It Turns Out there’s a New “Vanderpump Rules” Wine
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Masked Singer Week 7: Biggest Clues About the Lion, the Peacock and More

Masked Singer Week 7: Biggest Clues About the Lion, the Peacock and More
Let’s be real for a minute: If you haven’t figured out every single celebrity on The Masked Singer by now, you’re not even trying. Either that, or you’re one of the judges. (Angela Lansbury? Really?!)

La Toya Jackson’s name was in our gallery of clues and predictions long before she was unmasked as the Alien on Wednesday. In fact, so was Ricki Lake (the Raven), Tori Spelling (the Unicorn), Margaret Cho (The Poodle) and Terry Bradshaw (the Deer), most of which we felt safe confirming via the delicate science of… Googling their heights.

Speaking of which,
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Here’s Why Chelsea Peretti Left “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

It seemed that when Fox canceled Brooklyn Nine-Nine that people were about to riot, figuratively-speaking, but NBC was quick to come along and snap it up, thereby affirming that it would go on and the fans would get to see one of their favorite shows stick around. The only thing about this however is that one of the favorites on the show made the decision to not follow along. Chelsea Peretti decided to drop the bomb that she would not be making the jump along with the show, at least not as a fully active character. She managed to tweet

Here’s Why Chelsea Peretti Left “Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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