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Upfronts 2018: Networks Went Back to Basics Amid Merger Mania

Ben Sherwood was crowing. The Disney-ABC Television Group president kicked off his upfront pitch to advertisers by bragging about revived multicamera comedy “Roseanne,” whose star Roseanne Barr had just introduced him on stage. The show had recently secured its hold on the top ratings position in Nielsen’s 18-49 demographic for the season. It was the first time in 24 years that ABC had been home to the No. 1 show — a fact, Sherwood joked, that ABC had neglected to share with ad buyers for the past 24 years.

“If anyone came to play a drinking game based on how many times we mention ‘Roseanne,
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Film News Roundup: ‘The Flash’ Star Tom Cavanagh Joins Family Drama ‘Be the Light’

Film News Roundup: ‘The Flash’ Star Tom Cavanagh Joins Family Drama ‘Be the Light’
In today’s film news roundup, Tom Cavanagh books a role as a pastor, Warner Bros. is developing a prison movie, and Molly Shannon is selected for a film festival honor.

Castings

Tom Cavanagh (“The Flash”) has joined the cast of the family film “Be the Light,” portraying a pastor, Variety has learned exclusively.

Cara Santana, Dawnn Lewis, and Michael DeLorenzo lead the supporting cast. Malcolm Goodwin is starring and directing the movie, with a script from Victor Hawks.

“Be the Light,” currently shooting in Los Angeles, is produced by Hawks and Goodwin for Vision Vehicle Productions, Vanessa Goodwin, and Suwannee Wilhelm.

Santana portrays a woman who has been estranged from her father (DeLorenzo) when she discovers that he is dying from cancer. She returns home to repair their relationship and reconnects with a friend (Goodwin), who is a former gangster trying to turn the page and do some good for his community.
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Fall TV 2018: Every Broadcast Show Canceled, Renewed and Ordered So Far (Updating)

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Updated May 21 at 7:53 p.m. with “La to Vegas” canceled by Fox.

It’s that time of year again! As the broadcast networks prepare for their annual upfront presentations to advertisers, they’ve begun to winnow down which current shows will return next season and which will come to an end.

Below is every scripted (and a few unscripted) show that ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and The CW have renewed or canceled so far, along with those still awaiting their fates. We’ve also included descriptions of the new shows that have been picked up so far.

Check back throughout the coming weeks for updates.

Also Read: Here Are the 5 Broadcast TV Shows We're Still Awaiting Decisions On

NBC

Renewed Series: “A.P. Bio,” “Superstore,” “The Good Place,” “Good Girls,” “Will & Grace,” “This Is Us,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Law & Order: Svu,” “Blindspot,” “The Blacklist

Canceled/Ending
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What’s the best Comedy Series Emmy winner of 2000s: ’30 Rock’, ‘Friends’, ‘The Office,’ ‘Arrested Development’ … ? [Poll]

What’s the best Comedy Series Emmy winner of 2000s: ’30 Rock’, ‘Friends’, ‘The Office,’ ‘Arrested Development’ … ? [Poll]
With Emmy season upon us and the Best Comedy Series category in flux, it’s time to look back on past sitcoms that took home television’s highest honor. The 2000s included multiple multi-camera comedies being awarded, but it also ushered in the era of single-camera series. All of the Best Comedy Series winners of the 2000s have long been regarded as some of the best TV comedies of the modern era, but which is your favorite? Look back on each winner and then vote in our poll below.

Will & Grace” (2000) — After largely ignoring “Will & Grace” for its first season, Emmy voters fell head over heels for Season 2 in 2000. Not only did the show win Comedy Series that year but it also took home both supporting prizes, for Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally. The groundbreaking sitcom about a gay man and his neurotic best friend was nominated for
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Will Andre Braugher (‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’) make an Emmy comeback? Our readers say, ‘Yas queen!’

Will Andre Braugher (‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’) make an Emmy comeback? Our readers say, ‘Yas queen!’
After three straight Best Comedy Supporting Actor Emmy nominations for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Andre Braugher missed out last year for the first time. But 61 percent of our readers are saying, “Yas queen!” to our beloved Capt. Holt making an Emmy comeback this year in the wake of the overwhelming support and buzz the series received after Fox canceled it, leading to its pickup by NBC.

During the interminable span when the show was dead, fans, famous and non-famous, came out in droves to call for someone to save the show. It led to the birth of a group text between super-fans Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Hamill, Guillermo del Toro, Sean Astin and Seth Meyers. The noise after NBC renewed it was even louder.

Thanks for the wave, @AndySamberg – here's one right back at ya! Btw, @Lin_Manuel named our fanboy group-chat #GuardiansOfThe99. Better than my suggestion: #Benign99ers, don't ya think? #Brooklyn99StrikesBack pic.
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‘Less controversial’ ‘Will & Grace’ and Bill Hader (‘Barry’) will get Emmy love, All-Star User Doug Jamieson says

‘Less controversial’ ‘Will & Grace’ and Bill Hader (‘Barry’) will get Emmy love, All-Star User Doug Jamieson says
Roseanne” is poised to finish as the top-rated show of the season, but it won’t be the No. 1 choice among Emmy voters, Doug Jamieson, one of our All-Star Users, predicts. That’s probably not what Roseanne Barr or ABC wants to hear, especially since the show was never nominated for Best Comedy Series during its original run. But Jamieson, who was among our top Emmy predictors the past two years, thinks voters will instead fall for another, “less controversial” sitcom revival: “Will & Grace.” Check out his picks for the top three comedy races below.

See Debra Messing (‘Will & Grace’) on ‘jumping into Grace’s skin again’ after 11 years [Exclusive Video Interview]

Jamieson predicts Best Comedy Series: I think the four “most buzzed about” comedies this year are easily “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Atlanta,” “Glow” “Black-ish,” so those are the absolute locks. There’s likely only room for one reboot, and
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Emmy Predictions 2018: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Emmy Predictions 2018: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Last Year’s Winner: Kate McKinnon, “SNL”

Still Eligible: Yes.

Hot Streak: McKinnon has won two years in a row for her work on “SNL.”

Fun Fact: Prior to 2008, no actress from “Saturday Night Live” had been nominated in this category. Since 2008, “SNL” performers have snagged 12 nominations.

Can Kate McKinnon make it three in a row? If her movies have anything to do with it, she just might. Though McKinnon’s work on “SNL” is beyond deserving — frankly, she’s beyond compare — she got a “Ghostbusters” bump in 2016, when the much-anticipated blockbuster hit theaters during Emmys season. Last year, “Rough Night” debuted to smaller numbers but still in the summer, and this year she has “The Spy Who Dumped Me” dropping in August. Will small-screen gold plus a big screen bump equal one more trophy?

Not if her competitors have anything to say about it. Vanessa Bayer and Leslie Jones
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Here’s the Complete Fall 2018 TV Schedule for All 5 Broadcast Networks

Here’s the Complete Fall 2018 TV Schedule for All 5 Broadcast Networks
This week the five broadcast networks each unveiled their Fall 2018 TV schedules ahead of their upfront presentations, complete with new series orders and returning favorites.

The Tim Allen sitcom “Last Man Standing” has jumped ship from ABC to Fox, and while NBC salvaged “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” from Fox, fans will have to wait until midseason for that show’s sixth season return. CBS’s revival of “Murphy Brown” and “Magnum P.I.” hope to be an answer to the success of ABC’s “Roseanne” reboot, while the CW has a reboot of their own in the newly picked up series “Charmed.”

Some of the promising new shows include NBC’s comedy “I Feel Bad” getting the lead-in from “Will & Grace,” Lil Rel Howery’s Fox multi-cam sitcom “Rel” getting the lead-in from “Family Guy” on Sundays, and “The Kids Are All Right” scored a coveted lead-in from “Roseanne” over at ABC.
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Emmy Predictions 2018: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Emmy Predictions 2018: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Last Year’s Winner: Alec Baldwin, “SNL”

Still Eligible: Yes.

Hot Streak: Ty Burrell has been nominated for eight years in a row and won twice (in 2011 and 2014).

Fun Fact: In the eight years “Modern Family” has been eligible, the cast has received 18 nominations in this category alone.

Alec Baldwin was a heavy favorite last year and ended up winning the trophy for his regular parody of Donald Trump on “SNL.” He’s back again in 2018, but he’ll be squaring off against almost as many competitors as there are fired White House staffers.

Louie Anderson was the champion from two years ago, and he’s back in the race for the third season of “Baskets.” Tituss Burgess has been nominated for every season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and he’s eligible again for Season 4 (Part 1). Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”) and Tony Hale will be looking to snag another nomination,
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Tribeca TV Festival Expands Run, to Accept Indie Pilot Submissions

Tribeca Enterprises announced today that the Tribeca TV Festival will return for an expanded run this fall, with the festival set to run from Sept. 20-23.

Along with adding another day to the festival, the festival will be adding be a program called Indie Pilots, which seeks to showcase new independent voices in episodic television. It was created to identify and provide visibility for independent creators who work in the episodic space. Submissions for television programs for Indie Pilots opens today and can be submitted on Tribeca’s website.

“The options for both what and how we watch television continue to expand.
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Tribeca TV Festival to return in September, adds episodic TV section

Tribeca TV Festival to return in September, adds episodic TV section
Indie Pilots was previously a part of Tribeca Film Festival.

New York’s Tribeca TV Festival has been confirmed to return in September with an extra day added and an additional section, Indie Pilots, showcasing new independent voices in episodic television.

This year’s festival will run Sept 20-23 and, like last year’s inaugural event, will feature premieres of new series alongside special events including season sneak peeks, season finales and conversations with directors, producers, writers and actors in television.

The Indie Pilots section that has been added to the autumn event has previously been a part of the
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Who’s the best Comedy Actress Emmy winner of 2000s: Jennifer Aniston, Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus … ? [Poll]

Who’s the best Comedy Actress Emmy winner of 2000s: Jennifer Aniston, Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus … ? [Poll]
The Emmy for Best Comedy Actress went to nine different actresses during the 2000s, an astonishing turnover given how much the Television Academy loves repeat winners. As such, some of the most iconic leading lady performances on television were rightfully awarded the medium’s highest honor. But which Best Comedy Actress winner of the 2000s do you consider your favorite? Take a look back on each of the decade’s winners and vote in our poll below.

See Who’s the best Comedy Actor Emmy winner of 2000s: Alec Baldwin, Tony Shalhoub, Eric McCormack … ? [Poll]

Patricia Heaton, “Everybody Loves Raymond” (2000-2001) — The only repeat winner in this category was Heaton, for playing the constantly irritable Debra Barone in “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Her first win came from submitting one of her most memorable episodes, “Bad Moon Rising,” in which Debra is grappling with Pms. Heaton was also nominated in 1999 and every year from 2002-2005.

Jennifer Aniston,
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CBS Eyeing Mad About You Revival

Paul and Jamie Buchman may be putting down roots at CBS. The Eye network is in discussions with Sony to pick up the in-the-works Mad About You revival. “It has been pitched; it is still being discussed,” CBS Evp Thom Sherman confirms to TVLine.

Back in December, TVLine broke the news that Sony — the studio behind the former NBC comedy — was in preliminary talks with Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt to reprise their signature roles for a limited run of episodes. A deal was struck in April and the project was promptly shopped to the major networks and streaming services,
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Could Andre Braugher make an Emmy comeback after ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine”s dramatic rescue from cancellation?

Could Andre Braugher make an Emmy comeback after ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine”s dramatic rescue from cancellation?
Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — and its fans — had a roller coaster of a day last week after Fox canceled the Golden Globe winner on Thursday only for NBC to pick it up for a 13-episode sixth season on Friday. Everyone’s on cloud nine now, but during those crushing 24 hours, the comedy received an outpouring of support not only from its squad of Average Joe fans, but very famous die-hard viewers like Luke Skywalker and Alexander Hamilton themselves, the reigning Best Director Oscar winner, and the Backstreet Boys, who were (sort of) part of one of the show’s best cold opens. Could such good will and good press propel the Nine-Nine back into the Emmy conversation — specifically for Andre Braugher?

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Despite winning Best Comedy Series and Best Comedy Actor for Andy Samberg at the Globes during its first season, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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Jimmy Kimmel Roasts ABC, and Departing Producer Shonda Rhimes: ‘We Hope She Rots in Hell’

Jimmy Kimmel Roasts ABC, and Departing Producer Shonda Rhimes: ‘We Hope She Rots in Hell’
Jimmy Kimmel was back at the ABC upfront presentation this year, and after taking a year off from the annual confab with advertisers, he was on fire. Kimmel, who missed last year’s event following the birth of his son Billy, took the stage at Lincoln Center and took on Fox, NBC, CBS and more. But he saved some of his sharpest jabs for his home network.

The “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host had fun with the departure of “Grey’s Anatomy” uber-producer Shonda Rhimes to Netflix, and couldn’t resist making fun of the title to new drama “Whiskey Cavalier” — so much that when the show’s actual stars (Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan) came out later, they appeared a bit flustered.

Here are some of the choice highlights from this year’s Kimmel appearance:

“Unlike last year, we’re not in last place, that honor goes to Fox,
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Universal Television’s 2018 Emmy Fyc mailer spotlights 34 shows including ‘World of Dance,’ ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ …

Universal Television is hoping to have a galactic impact on the Emmy Awards this year thanks to its vast array of programming including “World of Dance,” “Will & Grace” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The studio’s Fyc mailer was recently shipped to TV academy members in a sleek booklet that spotlights a whopping 34 shows on six DVDs. Below, take a look at the disc-by-disc breakdown of all of Universal’s comedy, drama, limited, variety, reality and animated programs, most of which air on NBC.

See‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ channels her inner Mary Tyler Moore (with a new song!) in Season 4 first look [Watch]

At last year’s Emmys Universal scored a leading nine victories for “Saturday Night Live,” including Best Variety Sketch Series and for cast members Kate McKinnon, Alec Baldwin, Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy. Best Variety Special contender “Hairspray Live” took home a trio of Creative Arts Emmys, something
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Neighborhood Recast: Max Greenfield Takes Over Lead in New CBS Comedy

Neighborhood Recast: Max Greenfield Takes Over Lead in New CBS Comedy
Max Greenfield, welcome to The Neighborhood.

The New Girl star has been cast in CBS’ new comedy (formerly known as Welcome to the Neighborhood), TVLine has learned. He replaces Josh Lawson (House of Lies), who played the role of Dave Johnson in the pilot.

Per the official character description, Dave is “the nicest guy in the Midwest” who relocates his family to a Los Angeles neighborhood where his extremely outgoing ways are not appreciated by everyone. Greenfield stars opposite Cedric the Entertainer, who plays Calvin Butler, Dave’s highly opinionated next-door neighbor.

The comedy hails from Jim Reynolds (The Big Bang Theory
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Fox 2018 Upfront: Homer Simpson Kills and Tim Allen Bombs in Back-to-Back Monologues

Fox 2018 Upfront: Homer Simpson Kills and Tim Allen Bombs in Back-to-Back Monologues
Both Homer Simpson and Tim Allen took the stage during Fox’s 2018 upfront broadcast presentation at the Beacon Theatre in New York City Monday — and the last man standing was actually the cartoon.

Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television asked both the star of the longest-running scripted series in network history and the lead of the network’s recently-announced revival of the ABC sitcom “Last Man Standing,” to say a few words, and while Homer killed it, Allen totally bombed. Well, one is animated to begin with.

“Homer Simpson here for ‘The Simpsons,’ who just passed ‘Gunsmoke’ for the most episodes ever,” the patriarch of the the most famous family from Springfield said in a projection on the big screen, while donning a dapper tux. “Which is lucky, cause CBS just picked up a reboot of ‘Gunsmoke.’ It’s a little young for their viewers, but I wish them luck.
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Seth Meyers' 10 Best Jokes From the NBC Upfront

Seth Meyers returned to the upfronts Monday to again roast his own network.

The Late Night host took the stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York for a quick set poking fun at NBC, making cracks at the expense of The Today Show, Dick Wolf's Chicago franchise and Megyn Kelly.

At the end, the Saturday Night Live alum introduced Will & Grace stars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack, joking, "It's now my honor to introduce two people whose reboot as so successful, I'm sure at least one exec at NBC says, 'We can't bring back The Cosby Show, right? No,...
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Seth Meyers’ Best NBC Upfront Jokes Skewer ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Pickup, Matt Lauer Scandal

Late Night” host Seth Meyers brought the funny for the Peacock during NBC’s 2018 upfront presentation on Monday — by poking fun at everything about his own network.

Meyers welcomed the crowd at Radio City Musical Hall with a bit about why ad execs were forced to head to NYC on Mother’s Day weekend to see the broadcast network’s presentations (something about colored wristbands?), and then he got into the real material.

See Meyers’ best jokes from his monologue below.

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On NBC’s “Chicago” obsession:

“NBC, as you all know, stands for Nothing But Chicago. We got ‘Chicago Fire,’ ‘Chicago Pd,’ “Chicago Med’ — everything but Chicago accents. That, that would be going too far. No one wants to watch a medical drama where the doctor says [imitating Chicago accent] ‘Get me the DFIb over there! Stat!’ Ohh, we lost him!'”

On
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