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NBC 2017-18 Season Ratings (updated 7/18/18)

Last season, NBC found success in the ratings with This Is Us and some other scripted series. Many other new TV shows were cancelled.  Which TV shows will be cancelled or renewed during the 2017-18 season? Stay tuned.NBC shows this season (so far):  American Ninja Warrior, America's Got Talent, AP Bio, Better Late Than Never, The Blacklist, The Brave, Champions, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago Pd, Dateline NBC, Ellen's Game of Games, Genius Junior, Good Girls, The Good Place, Great News, Law & Order True Crime, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Little Big Shots, Marlon, Running Wild w/ Bear Grylls, Rise, Shades of Blue, Superstore, This Is Us, Timeless, The Voice, The Wall, and Will & Grace.There's lots of data that NBC execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but the ratings are typically the biggest piece.
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2018 Emmy predictions slugfest: Best Comedy Guest Actress is a real battle between Tiffany Haddish, Jane Lynch and …

Gold Derby contributors Zach Laws, Charles Bright, Tom O’Brien and Amanda Spears seem to be of one mind in our Emmy nominations slugfest about the favorites in the race for Best Comedy Guest Actress (watch above). For O’Brien, “it’s a two-woman race” between Tiffany Haddish, the first female African-American comedian to host “Saturday Night Live,” and Jane Lynch, who plays the vaudeville-style comic in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

See 2018 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards

Spears agrees on the merits of both frontrunners, noting that Haddish “gave the best monologue of the season.” She also praises Lynch’s “Mrs. Maisel” performance “dressed in this fat suit and doing this kind of really vaudevillian performance stand-up set, which is hilarious” followed by an unexpected turn in her character.

Laws notes that “SNL” has won this category the past two years, so it
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70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Analysis!

I’ve had a weird feeling about television lately, at least going into this year’s Emmy nominations. Not sure entirely why, but I’ve had this growing sense that it’s mostly been an overall, odd year. It’s almost like it’s an off-year election, it’s critically important and major we’re not quite betting on the biggest players or names so it doesn’t seem like it’s major. That said, it is actually a big year, there’s a lot of shows that are off, but a lot that came back. And it’s not that clear whether the biggest show around or the newest show is the one that’s still as big as they used to be. I’ve watched more television at this point than I normally have, so I’m more interested than I have been in the past, but I
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Will Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake become the latest married couple to win acting Emmys?

Will Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake become the latest married couple to win acting Emmys?
Jessica Biel received her first career Emmy nomination last week, for Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actress for “The Sinner,” and her husband Justin Timberlake was just as pumped as she was. He tweeted his excitement and commented on her Instagram post. Proud hubby all around. And if Biel takes home the gold, she and Timberlake will join a long line of married couples who’ve won acting Emmys.

A four-time winner, Timberlake has “Saturday Night Live” to thank for all his statuettes. He won two for songwriting (“Dick in a Box” in 2007 and his 2011 monologue) and two for Best Comedy Guest Actor, in 2009 and 2011. He has an addition guest nomination for “SNL” and three other songwriting nominations, two for “SNL” and one for the 2008 ESPYs. Too bad he didn’t host “SNL” last season because then he and Biel could’ve been nominees in the same year (you know
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Here Are All the 2018 Emmy Nominees

Here Are All the 2018 Emmy Nominees
It might feel like just yesterday that we were celebrating exciting wins for Elisabeth Moss, the cast of Big Little Lies, and more stars at the 2017 Emmys, but this year's award season is fast approaching. While there are plenty of familiar faces on the long, long list of worthy candidates, there are also a few surprises. Check out all the nominees below, and get ready for the 70th annual award show on Sept. 17, which will be hosted by Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost and Michael Che.

Related: Sandra Oh Just Made History With Her Emmy Nomination For Killing Eve

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans

The Crown

Game of Thrones

The Handmaid's Tale

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld

Outstanding Comedy Series

Atlanta

Barry

Black-ish

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Glow

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Silicon Valley

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

Antonio Banderas,
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Here Are All the 2018 Emmy Nominees

It might feel like just yesterday that we were celebrating exciting wins for Elisabeth Moss, the cast of Big Little Lies, and more stars at the 2017 Emmys, but this year's award season is fast approaching. While there are plenty of familiar faces on the long, long list of worthy candidates, there are also a few surprises. Check out all the nominees below, and get ready for the 70th annual award show on Sept. 17, which will be hosted by Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost and Michael Che.

Related: Sandra Oh Just Made History With Her Emmy Nomination For Killing Eve

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans

The Crown

Game of Thrones

The Handmaid's Tale

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld

Outstanding Comedy Series

Atlanta

Barry

Black-ish

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Glow

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Silicon Valley

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

Antonio Banderas,
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Marc Maron, Tracy Morgan, Ray Romano & More Ponder Political Correctness In Comedy, #MeToo & More

In the lead-up to the Emmy nominations, announced this past week, The Hollywood Reporter ran many of their award-season roundtables on “Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter.” Catching up with all the videos, today we’re looking at the Comedy Actor. Moderator Lacey Rose sat down with Marc Maron (“Glow”), Tracy Morgan (“The Last O.G.“), Louie Anderson (“Baskets”), Sean Hayes (“Will & Grace”), Ray Romano (“Get Shorty”), and Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs.

Continue reading Marc Maron, Tracy Morgan, Ray Romano & More Ponder Political Correctness In Comedy, #MeToo & More at The Playlist.
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The Best Drama Actor Emmy race has 2 sets of co-stars for the first time in 22 years

The Best Drama Actor Emmy race has 2 sets of co-stars for the first time in 22 years
Last year, “This Is Us” became the fifth show this century to produce two Best Drama Actor Emmy nominees with eventual winner Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia. Both are nominated again, but they are joined by another co-star duo, “Westworld”’s Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright, marking the first time in 22 years – and just the third time overall — that the category fielded double nominees from two shows.

The first time there were dual duos was 1995, when “ER”’s Anthony Edwards and George Clooney, and “NYPD Blue”’s Dennis Franz and Jimmy Smits lost to “Chicago Hope” star Mandy Patinkin. Both pairs were nominated the following year, alongside Andre Braugher (“Homicide: Life on the Street”), with Franz triumphing.

See 2018 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards

That it didn’t happen before 1995 is not surprising. For many years, there were only three or four nominees
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Family feud: ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ mother and daughter Cicely Tyson and Viola Davis battle for guest Emmy

Family feud: ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ mother and daughter Cicely Tyson and Viola Davis battle for guest Emmy
Cicely Tyson and Viola Davis have faced off numerous times on “How to Get Away with Murder” — and now they’ll do it at the Emmys. Tyson received her third Best Drama Guest Actress nomination for “Murder,” while her TV daughter Davis received her first in the category for her appearance on “Scandal.”

Two co-stars being nominated against each other for different shows is not out of the ordinary, but Tyson and Davis’ duel is notable because they are up for playing the same characters they play on “Murder.” Tyson returned in the Season 4 premiere as Ophelia Harkness, who finally agrees to go to a nursing at the behest of her daughter Annalise Keating (Davis). In March, Davis brought her no-nonsense Annalise to “Scandal” for the “Scandal”-“Murder” crossover.

See 2018 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards

Davis and “Scandal” star Kerry Washington were
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How to watch Comedy Guest Actress Emmy episode submissions for Tina Fey, Tiffany Haddish, Jane Lynch …

How to watch Comedy Guest Actress Emmy episode submissions for Tina Fey, Tiffany Haddish, Jane Lynch …
Now that the 2018 Emmy nominations have been divulged, TV academy members have one month to watch episodes submitted by all of the nominees before final voting commences August 13-27. Since guest performers must declare their episodes on the initial nominations ballot, we already know the submissions for Best Comedy Guest Actress nominees Tina Fey (“Saturday Night Live”), Tiffany Haddish (“Saturday Night Live”), Jane Lynch (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Maya Rudolph (“The Good Place”), Molly Shannon (“Will & Grace”) and Wanda Sykes (“Black-ish”).

Which of these nominees has the strongest episode? You be the judge! Below, we list the Emmy ballot descriptions and provide links for where you can watch all of the Comedy Guest Actress episode submissions online.

SEE2018 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards

Tina Fey (“Saturday Night Live”) as Host

Episode title: “Host: Tina Fey”

Emmy ballot description: Tina takes questions from a celebrity filled audience.
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Bazinga! Emmy rule change results in first-ever directing nomination for ‘The Big Bang Theory’ after 255 episodes

Bazinga! Emmy rule change results in first-ever directing nomination for ‘The Big Bang Theory’ after 255 episodes
If at first you don’t succeed, try 254 more times. That’s the lesson that “The Big Bang Theory” learned at the 2018 Emmys when it received its first-ever nomination for Best Comedy Directing for episode #255, titled “The Bow Tie Asymmetry.” Directed by Mark Cendrowski, this episode served as the Season 11 finale and featured the long-awaited marriage between Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik).

Cendrowski is a two-time DGA nominee (2013-14) and the current directors’ branch member on the Emmys’ Board of Governors. Despite directing a whopping 223 episodes of “The Big Bang Theory,” he’d never received an Emmy bid until now, thanks to a brand new rule change.

See 2018 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards

As Gold Derby’s contributor Riley Chow previously reported, “One slot [in Best Comedy Directing] is now reserved for the multi-camera contender that receives the most votes. The revised rule book states
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Listen: Catch Up With Emmy-Nominated Stars and Shows on Variety’s TV Podcast

Variety’s “Remote Controlled” podcast has had some of the industry’s biggest stars and showrunners stop by for in-depth, revealing chats about their projects. And many of them were recognized by the Television Academy for their work with Emmy nominations, which were announced on Thursday.

Catch up on the conversations with some of the Emmy nominees here:

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones

Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, “Black Mirror

Carson Daly and the coaches, “The Voice

Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes, “Will & Grace

Matt Smith, “The Crown

Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Neil deGrasse Tyson,
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Megan Amram got 2 Emmy nominations for ‘An Emmy for Megan,’ but the job is not done yet

Megan Amram got 2 Emmy nominations for ‘An Emmy for Megan,’ but the job is not done yet
Megan Amram is one step closer to an Emmy. The TV writer and Twitter must-follow received two Emmy nominations Thursday for her web series “An Emmy for Megan” — Best Short Form Comedy or Drama Series and Best Short Form Comedy or Drama Actress — proving that shameless, hilarious and totally by-the-rules self-promotion does make your dreams come true.

As Amram, who’s responsible for all your favorite puns on “The Good Place,” explained in the first of her six-episode series, she was watching last year’s Emmys when she realized that, hey, those short form categories don’t sound too hard. “I thought to myself, ‘Wow, I could win that,’” she said. So she looked up all the requirements — six episodes that are under 15 minutes and are released by April 27 — and got to work, releasing them all on the deadline.

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The meta series,
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Darren Criss and Jesse Plemons are vying to be the second youngest Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actor Emmy champ

Darren Criss and Jesse Plemons are vying to be the second youngest Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actor Emmy champ
Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”) and Jesse Plemons (“USS Callister: Black Mirror”) could break the curve in the big way at the Emmys. Both are nominated for Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actor and if either wins, he’d be the second youngest champ in the category.

At 31 and 30, respectively, Criss and Plemons are competing in a category that has long favored middle-aged and older stars. The category’s youngest winner is Anthony Murphy, who was 17 when he prevailed for “Tom Brown’s Schooldays” in 1973, which was also his first and only acting role. That record looks to stand for a long time, considering that no one in their 20s has ever won.

See 2018 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards

Eleven people have won in their 30s, including last year’s champ Riz Ahmed (“The Night Of”), who was
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‘Downton Abbey’ movie finally starts production this summer: From Emmys to Oscars?

‘Downton Abbey’ movie finally starts production this summer: From Emmys to Oscars?
Downton Abbey” will be back but on the big rather than small screen. The long-awaited film version of this Emmy-winning drama series is set to start production this summer and should be finished in time to contend at the 2019 Oscars. It will be released by awards powerhouse Focus Features.

In making the announcement, that studio’s head honcho Peter Kujawski said, “Since the series ended in 2016, fans of ‘Downton’ have long been waiting for the Crawley family’s next chapter. We’re thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of ‘Downton’ to the big screen.”

Fellowes, who created the series and wrote every one of the 52 episodes, has long said he will pen the picture but he’s been tight-lipped about potential spoilers. He won an Oscar in 2002 for his original script for “Gosford Park.
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Stars you didn’t know were Emmy nominees include Cher, Michael B. Jordan, John Krasinski…

Stars you didn’t know were Emmy nominees include Cher, Michael B. Jordan, John Krasinski…
As everyone looks to the major nominees for star-studded battles, let’s not forget that many familiar faces are popping up left and right in some less-publicized Emmy categories. The majority of these winners will be announced at the Creative Arts Emmys in two separate ceremonies on September 8 and 9, eight days before the primetime telecast on September 17.

The Best Narrator category is chock full of celebrities. Sir David Attenborough (“Blue Planet II”) competes against Charles Dance (“Savage Kingdom”), Morgan Freeman (“March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step”), Carl Reiner, and Liev Schreiber (“24/7”).

See 2018 Emmy reactions: Our readers overjoyed for Issa Rae, but they Hate the snubs for Alison Brie and ‘Will & Grace

Reiner is the only previous winner in the bunch, with 9 total victories including two for “Caesar’s Hour,” five for “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” one for “The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coco, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special,
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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ sweeps Emmy noms: Once, twice, three times an Egot for John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice?

Only 12 entertainers in Hollywood history have won Egot: the showbiz grand slam of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards. Now thanks to NBC’s live production of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” producers John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice could all join that list at the same time. In one category — Best Variety Special (Live) — the Emmys could give Egot status to three for the price of one, making them the 13th, 14th, and 15th recipients in history. (Check out the complete list of nominations here.)

“Superstar” has a total of 13 nominations, including bids we weren’t expecting like Sara Bareilles for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress, Best Movie/Mini Directing and even Legend for Best Movie/Mini Actor, which gives him multiple chances to complete his Egot.

SEE2018 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards

If successful, Legend will have won all four awards
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Holy mother forking shirt balls! Ted Danson now has the most Best Comedy Actor Emmy nominations

Holy mother forking shirt balls! Ted Danson now has the most Best Comedy Actor Emmy nominations
Good news for Ted Danson: Not only did he receive a Best Comedy Actor nomination for “The Good Place,” but he is now the most nominated performer in the category. Thursday’s nomination marks Danson’s 12th bid in the category, which he has won twice, for “Cheers” in 1990 and 1993.

Danson, who was last Emmy-nominated for his guest turn on “Damages” in 2010, was in a long-standing tie at 11 Best Comedy Actor nominations with Alan Alda and Kelsey Grammer. Alda was the first to hit 11, getting shortlisted every year for playing Hawkeye on “M*A*S*H,” winning in 1974 and 1982. Danson then pulled off the “11 nominations for 11 years” feat for everyone’s favorite bartender Sam Malone.

See Ready the trolley! Ted Danson and Maya Rudolph put ‘The Good Place’ on the map with two Emmy nominations

Though “Frasier” also ran for 11 seasons, Grammer was only nominated 10 times, missing in 2003. He got his first
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2018 Emmy nominations: 13 Oscar winners in contention including John Legend, Penelope Cruz, Allison Janney, Viola Davis…

2018 Emmy nominations: 13 Oscar winners in contention including John Legend, Penelope Cruz, Allison Janney, Viola Davis…
With more and more movie stars transitioning to television, the number of previous Oscar-winners in contention at the Emmys continues to grow. Thirteen Academy Award champs number among the 2018 Emmy nominees that were announced on Thursday, July 12. (Check out the complete list of nominees to see if your favorites made the cut.)

One of the most recent Oscar victors in the Emmy lineup is Allison Janney, who won Best Supporting Actress earlier this year for playing an acid-tongued mother in “I, Tonya.” Now she contends for Best Comedy Actress for her small-screen role as another flawed matriarch in “Mom,” which has already brought her two Emmys in the supporting category (2014 and 2015). Janney is a perennial favorite of the TV academy, with 14 total nominations and 5 additional wins.

SEE2018 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards

Janney’s predecessor in the Oscar Supporting Actress category, Viola Davis
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5 for fighting: Donald Glover and Bill Hader will face off 5 times at the Emmys

5 for fighting: Donald Glover and Bill Hader will face off 5 times at the Emmys
Guys, it’s happening. As we forecasted, Donald Glover and Bill Hader are going to face off not once, not twice, not thrice, not four times, but five times at the Emmys. That’s a full hand! If Ryan Murphy were producing the show, it’d probably be called “Donald Glover vs. Bill Hader: American Emmy Story.”

So where are they going to head-to-head? The “Atlanta” and “Barry” multi-hyphenates are vying for Best Comedy Actor, which Glover won last year, Best Comedy Writing, Best Comedy Directing, Best Comedy Guest Actor (both for “Saturday Night Live”) and Best Comedy Series. Their respective producing nominations for Best Comedy Series are still pending — the TV academy vets all producers and announces the nominees at a later date — but as the creators and auteurs of their shows, they are definitely in.

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