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Delayed Viewing Ratings: ‘Roseanne’ Continues to Dominate

Delayed Viewing Ratings: ‘Roseanne’ Continues to Dominate
Roseanne” was once again the top gainer in both key delayed viewing measures for the week.

The episode of “Roseanne” airing during week 28 of the 2017-2018 broadcast season, which began on April 2, topped all of its broadcast competition with a gain of 2.4 ratings points. That brings the episode’s total haul to a 6.3. For comparison, it’s closest competition was “The Big Bang Theory,” which grew by a 1.6 to a 4.0 total.

The story was much the same in total viewers, with “Roseanne” growing by 43% to 22.1 million viewers total. “The Big Bang Theory” was again number two in the measure, reaching
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‘Westworld’ Season 2 Premiere Ropes 2.1 Million Viewers

‘Westworld’ Season 2 Premiere Ropes 2.1 Million Viewers
Not a ton of regular “Westworld” viewers unfroze their motor functions in time to catch the Season 2 premiere “live.”

Westworld” Season 2 premiered Sunday to 2.1 million linear viewers, which is actually 100,000 audience members slimmer than the show’s Season 1 finale. Counting an encore as well as HBO Go and Now streams, last night’s sum grows to 3 million overall viewers.

That’s a bit better, but not mind-blowing.
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‘Fast & Furious’ Animated Series Set At Netflix Based On Universal Movies As Deal With DreamWorks Animation TV Expands

‘Fast & Furious’ Animated Series Set At Netflix Based On Universal Movies As Deal With DreamWorks Animation TV Expands
An animated Fast & Furious series is headed to Netflix. It is the first series in an expansion of an ongoing multi-year deal between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television for original animated kids and family programming. The expansion, following Comcast-NBCUniversal's acquisition of the animation studio, includes a first look at DreamWorks Animation animated series based on Universal film properties. First off is Fast & Furious, based on Universal’s multi-billion…
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‘The Last O.G.,’ ‘Search Party’ Renewed at TBS

‘The Last O.G.,’ ‘Search Party’ Renewed at TBS
TBS has renewed both “The Last O.G.” and “Search Party” for new seasons, the network announced Monday.

“We couldn’t be prouder of these two comedies and that they’ve been recognized by critics and audiences alike for their uniquely hilarious points of view in a very crowded field,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of programming for TBS. “We truly believe ‘The Last O.G.’ and ‘Search Party’ are two of the best shows on television.”

“The Last Og” stars Tracy Morgan as Tray, an ex-con released from a 15-year prison stint who returns to his native Brooklyn only to find it completely changed.
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‘Westworld’ recap: Every revelation and mystery from the Season 2 premiere ‘Journey into Night’

‘Westworld’ recap: Every revelation and mystery from the Season 2 premiere ‘Journey into Night’
After a long hiatus, HBO’s “Westworld” roared back to life on Sunday night with rampaging robots and time jumping shenanigans. The series left plenty of dangling threads after Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) orchestrated his own demise and a robot awakening in the Season 1 finale. The sophomore premiere “Journey Into Night” shows the aftermath of that bloody night, while also leaping ahead to unfurl new secrets. Here are the biggest reveals and head-scratching questions from the Season 2 premiere.
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Amy Robach Snares Co-Anchor Duties on ABC’s ’20/20′

Amy Robach Snares Co-Anchor Duties on ABC’s ’20/20′
Amy Robach will take over as co-anchor of ABC News’ “20/20,” replacing the departing Elizabeth Vargas on the longrunning ABC News newsmagazine. She will work with David Muir.

“Amy’s already well-known to our ’20/20′ audience for her reporting on some of the program’s most compelling work,” said James Goldston, president of ABC News, in a memo to staff Monday. “She’s proved uniquely capable of connecting with a diverse and fascinating group of people to tell their stories, including Tonya Harding, Gretchen Carlson, Hulk Hogan, former Uva dean Nicole Eramo, and Monica Lewinsky for her first network interview in over a decade.
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The Crown's Matt Smith Responds to Claire Foy Pay Disparity: 'I Believe That We Should Be Paid Equally and Fairly'

The Crown's Matt Smith Responds to Claire Foy Pay Disparity: 'I Believe That We Should Be Paid Equally and Fairly'
The Crown‘s Matt Smith has nothing but respect for his queen.

After it was first revealed that Smith was paid more than the show’s star Claire Foy, the actor is now speaking out in support of his co-star’s right for pay parity, as well as a “more even playing field” for all.

“Claire is one of my best friends, and I believe that we should be paid equally and fairly,” Smith told The Hollywood Reporter. “I support her completely, and I am pleased that it was resolved and they made amends for that, because [that’s what] needed to happen.
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‘Fixer Upper’ Spin-off ‘Woodworker’ To Bow On Diy Network

‘Fixer Upper’ Spin-off ‘Woodworker’ To Bow On Diy Network
Fans of the Hgtv show Fixer Upper will soon have a Waco-style spin-off to enjoy. Chip and Joanna Gaines’s favorite woodworker is getting his own show on Diy Network. Clint Harp and his wife Kelly will be the stars of Woodwork, which will spotlight the couple making wood furniture and accessories at their shop Harp Design Co. in Waco, Texas. The show debuts May 9 at 10 Et/Pt. Harp quit a six-figure sales job to pursue a woodworking career. It wasn’t instant success, as the…
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BAFTA TV Craft Award Winners Include ‘Game Of Thrones’ & ‘The Crown’

BAFTA TV Craft Award Winners Include ‘Game Of Thrones’ & ‘The Crown’
Updated With Full Winners: Game of Thrones scored its first BAFTAs, winning two awards at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts TV Craft Awards. HBO's fantasy drama won in the Costume Design category for Michele Clapton and in the Production Design category for Deborah Riley and Rob Cameron. Netflix period drama The Crown won in the Sound: Fiction category and director of photography Adriano Goldman received the award for Photography and Lighting…
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Telemundo Adds ‘Series Premium’ Sunday Drama Showcase

Telemundo Adds ‘Series Premium’ Sunday Drama Showcase
In a bid to keep up with the fast-evolving TV viewing habits of its audience, Telemundo has launched a new Sunday night drama franchise billed as “Series Premium.”

The new weekly program aims to bring a host of high-concept series that run 10 to 15 episodes per season, a big shift from the traditional telenovela focus of Spanish-language TV. The initial roster of shows for the Sunday night showcase include “El Recluso,” bio-series “Nicky Jam: El Ganador,” crime drama “Falco,” and “El Secreto de Selena,” among others.

“Our objective is to carve a space on Sunday nights with shorter, high-value, high-ip stories,
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‘Ghost Wars’ Canceled After One Season At Syfy

‘Ghost Wars’ Canceled After One Season At Syfy
Syfy has canceled the horror series Ghost Wars after its debut 13-episode season, Deadline has confirmed. The series premiered in October 2017. Created by Simon Barry, Ghost Wars was an acquisition title for the cable network. Set in a remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces, the series focuses on local outcast Roman Mercer (Avan Jogia) who must overcome the town's prejudices and his own personal demons if he's to harness…
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The Top Five Voice Actors Whose Names You Don’t Know

There’s an understated and somewhat underappreciated group in Hollywood that has created some of the best film characters in movie history. Voice acting is probably one of the most creative type of acting there is. When actors lend their voices to various characters, they give those otherwise lifeless characters a personality and literally, a voice. There have been many talented voice actors in the past, but most of us can’t name a single one. It’s true that popular Hollywood celebrities do voice acting as well, but what we’ve listed here are the unnamed talents. Here are the top 5 voice

The Top Five Voice Actors Whose Names You Don’t Know
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‘Westworld’ Season 2 Premiere Ratings Steady With Series Debut

After a year-and-a-half break, HBO’s drama Westworld opened its second season with 2.1 million viewers at 9 Pm Sunday night. That was up 5% from the AI series’ linear debut in fall 2016. With the same-night replay and streaming on HBO Go/Now factored in, the Season 2 opener’s viewership grew to 3 million viewers. That was a tad below the 3.3 average for the series premiere, which included two premiere night replays vs. one for the Season 2 opener. Compared with the Season…
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Kendrick Lamar Won A Pulitzer, So, No More Talk About Rap Isn’t Music.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar just won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for music. This is a big deal. Even as rap and hip/hop have become America’s most popular genre its critics are still many. Even the Grammy’s have historically had a difficult time seeing musical greatness in rap music. Case in point, Damn, the Kendrick Lamar album that won the Pulitzer, lost Album of the Year to the Bruno Mars pop/r&b album 24K Magic. For what it’s worth, it could just be that the Grammys have a difficult time with music having a depth of thought in it, especially thought about black lives. It seems like only

Kendrick Lamar Won A Pulitzer, So, No More Talk About Rap Isn’t Music.
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Patrick Shumba Mutukwa

Everything about Black Panther was big and positive, not only for the African American culture but for all of us as well. In a cinematic point of view, it was also nice to see a superhero film that has more emotional depth than all the other ones that has come before it. The film changed so many people’s lives, including one Patrick Shumba Mutukwa, a Zambian actor who was credited in the film as a Border Tribe Warrior. Shumba Mutukwa has been in the news recently after an old video surfaced of his younger self in a gay adult film.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Patrick Shumba Mutukwa
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The Flash Boss Teases Big Assists From Snart, Amunet, Gypsy and [Spoiler]

In the wake of Team Flash‘s first (failure of a) clash with The Thinker, it is now all hands on deck — and then some — as Barry struggles to thwart his adversary’s thus-far mysterious end game known as The Enlightenment.

In this Tuesday’s episode, “Fury Rogue” (The CW, 8/7c), Barry recruits Leo Snart (returning Arrowverse player Wentworth Miller) to help transport a dangerous meta, while subsequent weeks will find Earth 19 bounty hunter Gypsy (Jessica Camacho), Central City villainess Amunet (Katee Sackhoff) and then Star City’s John Diggle (Arrow‘s David Ramsey) lending a hand.

“There’s a
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Joan Konner Dies: Award-Winning TV Producer, Columbia School Of Journalism Dean Was 87

Joan Konner, an award-winning producer, documentarian and trailblazing dean of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has died. She was 87. She died April 18 of leukemia in Manhattan. Konner was known for numerous documentaries and television series. She was born on Feb. 24, 1931, in Paterson, NJ, and started her professional media career after she graduated with a master’s from Columbia’s school of journalism in 1961. She began writing for New Jersey’s The Ber…
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Steph Curry Closes Multi-Year Production Deal With Sony

Sony Pictures has closed a multi-year development and production deal with NBA superstar Stephen Curry across its film, television, and worldwide partnerships operations in the biggest media deal of any athlete to date.

Curry’s newly formed production company, Unanimous Media, founded by Curry and partners Jeron Smith, who will serve as CEO, and Erick Peyton, who will serve as Cco. The company will develop and produce film and television projects with a focus on family, faith, and sports themes. The deal will extend to opportunities in partnerships, electronics, gaming, and virtual reality. Curry’s production headquarters will be located
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Lethal Weapon on Verge of Cancellation Due to Clayne Crawford's Behavior

Lethal Weapon on Verge of Cancellation Due to Clayne Crawford's Behavior
My recent Blind Item is a blind no more. As confirmed by our sister site Deadline, a big question mark is now hanging over Lethal Weapon‘s seemingly slam-dunk Season 3 renewal due to the behavior of co-lead Clayne Crawford.

Per Deadline, Crawford has “been disciplined several times over complaints of emotional abuse and creating a hostile environment.” The issue reportedly intensified in recent months to the point where several actors and crew members on on the Fox drama do not want to be on set with Crawford. A source tells TVLine that studio Warner Bros. is considering recasting Clayne’s
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NBA Star Stephen Curry Inks Film & TV Deal With Sony

Sony Pictures Entertainment is getting in the game with NBA superstar Stephen Curry, signing the Golden State Warriors guard to a multi-year development and production deal covering film and TV. The pact is Sony’s biggest-ever media deal with an athlete. Based on the Sony Pictures studio lot in Culver City, Curry's newly formed production company Unanimous Media will develop and produce film and TV projects with a focus on family, faith and sports themes. The deal will…
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