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Bob Dorough, ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’ Performer and Writer, Dies at 94

Bob Dorough, ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’ Performer and Writer, Dies at 94
Bob Dorough, the jazz musician who was instrumental in the 1970s educational cartoon series “Schoolhouse Rock!” died Monday in Mt. Bethel, Pennsylvania, a spokesperson for Dorough told TheWrap. He was 94.

During his run with “Schoolhouse Rock!” Dorough wrote and performed iconic numbers including “My Hero, Zero” and “Three Is a Magic Number.”

Dorough, born in Arkansas and raised in Texas, took to music early,joining his high school’s band and serving three years in a special services army band unit.

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Dorough was a conductor, accompany player, arranger and conductor for a number of years before recording his first effort of his own, “Devil May Care,” in 1956 for the Bethlehem label. Among the artists Dorough worked with was Miles Davis, recording “Nothing Like You” and “Blue Xmas,” both of which Dorough composed, with Davis in 1962.

“In 1971 he received a commission to ‘set the multiplication tables to music.’ This led to a small industry, being the beginning of ABC-tv’s ‘Schoolhouse Rock,’ Saturday morning cartoons that entertained and instructed unsuspecting children during the years 1973-1985,” Dorough’s biography reads.

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The bio adds, “The impact of this media exposure was unpredictably immense. The show came back for another five years in the 90’s and is now enjoying its 40th anniversary with a DVD edition of the entire, five-subject series, for which Dorough worked as the Musical Director.”

In 1995, Dorough signed with the prestigious Blue Note Records label, recording three CDs — “Right on My Way Home,” “Too Much Coffee Man” and “Who’s On First” — for the label.

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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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How We’d Envision a “Black Siren” Standalone Show or Movie

The problem with stories with multiple timelines is that keeping track of who’s who can become more than a little bit confusing. In short, Black Siren is the code-name for the Laurel Lance from Earth Two rather than Earth One, meaning that she isn’t the one from the main time-line on Arrow. As a result, there are some significant differences between the two characters, with an excellent example being how Black Siren is a villain rather than a hero. What Might a Black Siren Standalone Look Like? Still, there seems to be something of a fascination with the character from

How We’d Envision a “Black Siren” Standalone Show or Movie
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iZombie Season 4 Episode 8 Review: “Chivalry Is Dead”

During iZombie‘s three-plus seasons, the nerdy brains that Liv has eaten have often ended up being some of the most entertaining. Throughout the years, we’ve seen her consume magician brain, superhero brain, and (Who could forget?) Dungeons and Dragons brain, and while not every single one of those episodes have been the series’ greatest, they’ve still been filled with plenty of enjoyable comedic moments. Of those hours, including tonight’s installment, “Chivalry Is Dead,” Season 3’s “Twenty-Sided Die” remains the best, and while this week’s LARPer-brain episode doesn’t quite live up to those heights, it’s still another strong hour of iZombie, another highlight in what

iZombie Season 4 Episode 8 Review: “Chivalry Is Dead”
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Christina Aguilera, Melissa McCarthy Hit High Notes In James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special”

James Corden’s The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special received the diva treatment as Christina Aguilera joined the talk show host to sing some of her greatest hits. And while they were singing her seminal hit Dirrty, Melissa McCarthy popped up from the backseat just in time to spit the rhymes of Redman’s portion of the song. While on their song-filled ride (before McCarthy’s cameo), Aguilera and Corden gave the late night talk show host a lesson in diva…
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People Are Loving “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” on Broadway

The reviews are in for the first night’s performance of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and they are great. Following the successful production of the play in London last year, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” opened at Broadway’s Lyric Theater Sunday. The play which was co-written by J.K. Rowling with Jack Thorne imagines Harry Potter and his friends from Hogwarts School reuniting 19 years later as they send their offspring off to their alma mater. Ticket holders are treated to 5 hours and 15 minutes of play time which can be seen in one day or on two

People Are Loving “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” on Broadway
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Dana Carvey Tells Conan About His George H.W. Bush Impression And Hearing From “41”

Dana Carvey was Conan O’Brien’s guest tonight and talked about doing his weekly impression of President George H.W. Bush, who then reached out to him, launching a decades-long friendship – in marked contrast to President Donald Trump’s reaction to Alec Baldwin’s Saturday Night Live impression of him. “We had so many warm moments,” Carvey said. “It was a different time; it wasn’t scorched earth, angry politics.” As Conan’s TBS late night show was about to start taping…
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American Idol Recap: Top 10 Revealed! Were the Right Four Singers Voted Out?

American Idol Recap: Top 10 Revealed! Were the Right Four Singers Voted Out?
And then there were 10.

Following Sunday’s first “live” episode of American Idol, Monday’s actual first live (no quotation marks!) episode eliminated four more hopefuls from the competition: Marcio Donaldson, Mara Justine, Jonny Brenns and Garrett Jacobs.

That means Season 16’s official Top 10 is: Maddie Poppe, Cade Foehner, Gabby Barrett, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Michael J. Woodard, Catie Turner, Ada Vox, Jurnee, Michelle Sussett and Dennis Lorenzo. (Those last four singers were hand-saved by the judges.)

First of all, I’m utterly heartbroken over the loss of Donaldson, the heart of this competition. I applaud the judges for saving Sussett; she’s a star,
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The Voice Top 12 Performance Recap: Which Singers Rose to the Occasion?

Before we dive into the reviews of Monday’s performances by The Voice’s Top 12, let’s have a moment of silence, why don’t we, for the vocalists that we only wish were still in the contest. For me, it’s Kelsea Johnson, who never just sang a song, she put on a show. For some of you, it’s Wilkes, who’d earned the right to spell his name in all caps; for others, Terrence Cunningham, who’d perhaps gotten weighed down by his big bag of tricks. Whichever coulda-been-a-contender it is that you were missing Monday, you
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Ranking the Best of Everything at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

On April 22nd of this year, Disney’s Animal Kingdom celebrated its 20th anniversary. This amazing theme park is jam-packed with rides, attractions, entertainment, and eateries. If you choose to visit this tourist attraction, you will find that there are so many aspects of the park to explore that you do not know where to start. To help you plan your visit, this is some of the best features of Disney’s Animal Kingdom that you should try to include in your itinerary for the visit. Best Ride – Avatar Flight of Passage One of the best rides currently at Disney’s Animal

Ranking the Best of Everything at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
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‘The Terror’: Inside the Making of That Staggering, Series-Altering Carnival Sequence

‘The Terror’: Inside the Making of That Staggering, Series-Altering Carnival Sequence
[Editor’s note: The following interviews contain spoilers for “The Terror” Episode 6, “A Mercy.”]

Life on “The Terror” has not been a simple one for the members of the title vessel. The polar freeze, dwindling rations, and a looming four-legged menace have all conspired to make this a growing, drawn-out nightmare for everyone on screen.

But this week’s episode, “A Mercy,” brought the equally frightening idea that these men’s biggest enemy may very well be themselves.

Organized in part by the newly in-command Fitzjames (Tobias Menzies) to lighten the spirits of the crew, a night of frivolity is one big good intention paving the way for the hellish 800-mile trek to potential safety. After finding out that the men very well may be doomed before they even take a single step, Dr. Stanley (Alistair Petrie) takes it upon himself to end an ill-fated trip before it even begins. A night of merry-making and reverie quickly becomes a
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Bruce Campbell Officially Retires as Ash of ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead,’ Following ‘Evil Dead’ Spin-off’s Cancellation

Bruce Campbell Officially Retires as Ash of ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead,’ Following ‘Evil Dead’ Spin-off’s Cancellation
Bruce Campbell’s boomstick shall boom no more. Following last Friday’s announcement that Sunday’s “Ash vs. Evil Dead” Season 3 finale would actually be the series finale of the Starz horror-comedy, the actor who played the survivor/hero at the center of the “Evil Dead” franchise since 1981 has announced that he’s officially retired from playing the character.

Campbell originally responded to the cancellation by tweeting his appreciation for everyone involved, calling Ash Williams “the role of a lifetime”:

Ash Vs Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime. Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime.

I will always be grateful to Starz, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and our tireless fans for the opportunity to revisit the franchise that launched our careers. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/oNmTopS1Ab

— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) April 20, 2018

But Monday afternoon, when horror site Bloody Disgusting encouraged fans of the show
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Stephen Colbert Explains Donald Trump Tweets Brown-Nosing Michael Cohen, Blasting Nyt

Stephen Colbert translated President Donald Trump’s wild weekend Twitter tirade about the New York Times report Potus has, for years, mistreated his personal attorney Michael Cohen who he now fears might flip on him. “The article seems to have gotten under Trump’s extremely loose skin,” Colbert explained of the Nyt report, after FBI raided Cohen’s office, home and hotel room the FBI raided, scooping up a treasure trove of documents. According to Trump’s tweets, Nyt and…
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About K. Michelle

Kimberley Michelle Pate is better known by her stage name K. Michelle. She is a singer, songwriter, and television personality who was born in Memphis, Tennessee. The genres of music which she performs are R&B and soul. Her first charted single was ‘Fakin’It’’ which featured Missy Elliott and was released in 2009. She has since gone on to establish a successful career in the music industry. Despite her growing fame, there are probably many things you do not know about this talented artist. Here are five facts about K. Michelle. 1. She Can Yodel An unusual talent that K. Michelle

Five Things You Didn’t Know About K. Michelle
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Lucifer 'Missed His Window,' Ep Says — So What the Devil Will He Do Now?

Many a Lucifer viewer is feeling as jilted as the Devil himself, given what we witnessed in the closing moments of the April 23 episode.

Inspired by the romance at the heart of the Case of the Week and given a deciding nudge by Dr. Linda (“What do you truly desire?”), Lucifer “runs, like in a proper romantic comedy way, to Chloe’s house and is met by a terrible surprise,” recaps co-showrunner Ildy Modrovich. “He’s met with Pierce, down on one knee, with a ring in his hand. And Chloe says yes.”

In other words… “Lucifer missed his window,
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