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NBC 2017-18 Season Ratings (updated 6/18/18)

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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What’s Amanda Brown from The Voice Season 3 Up to These Days?

Season 3 of The Voice boasts one of the more successful members of the show’s alumni – season winner Cassadee Pope. However, another favorite that season was Amanda Brown. Remember her? If not, here’s a little refresher. Who Is Amanda Brown? Amanda Brown came to The Voice season 3 with a successful career as a background singer for the likes of Adele and Alicia Keys. Her own style of singing was a mix of soul, pop, and rock. Yes, that is a thing. Some may have found this confusing… You would think that her blind audition choice – “Valerie” by Amy

What’s Amanda Brown from The Voice Season 3 Up to These Days?
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Digital Short Form Is a Key Growth Area for Content Creators

The expansion of the short form Emmy category to include five awards is a sign of the fast-paced times as content creators grow their offerings and established networks and broadcasters see the value in digital shorts as a way to build brands and keep audiences engaged.

Take, for example, NBC’s digital team, which recently submitted offshoot short-form content for three shows, “This Is Us,” “The Voice” and “Saturday Night Live” for Emmy consideration in short-form awards. NBC Digital executive vice president Rob Hayes says the goal of that content was to keep fans returning to the shows and build
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What’s Wrong With Emmy’s Reality-Competition Category? (Column)

In the early days of the outstanding reality-competition show category at the Emmys, it was a yearly ritual: Watching the team behind CBS’s “The Amazing Race” collect their prize. It was a fitting annual tribute to a show whose globetrotting production necessarily presented challenges beyond what happened on the sets of “American Idol” or “Dancing With the Stars.” And then, in 2010, the streak was broken, with Bravo’s “Top Chef” taking the prize. “This is something that we never expected,” producer Dan Cutforth said at the ceremony, “and I think a lot of people come up here and say this,
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‘This Is Us’ Star Susan Kelechi Watson Promises Beth Doesn’t Die

‘This Is Us’ Star Susan Kelechi Watson Promises Beth Doesn’t Die
Don’t worry, “This Is Us” fans, it sounds like another couple won’t be broken up on the next season of the NBC drama.

Star Susan Kelechi Watson said that she spoke with the drama’s creator Dan Fogelman, and he told her Beth is “going to survive.”

“Dan and I spoke about it — they’re not going to kill Beth. She’s going to survive. It feels good to know,” Watson told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview.

Also Read: NBC's Fall Schedule: 'Manifest' to Follow 'The Voice,' 'New Amsterdam' Scores 'This Is Us' Lead-In

At the end of last season, viewers grew worried when Sterling K. Brown’s character Randall told his daughter that it was “time go see her” and a grown-up Tess told him she’s not ready. Fans of the show have been wondering about who the mystery
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Music Competition Shows Work Hard to Stand Out and Grab Auds

With nbc’s “The Voice” and ABC’s new incarnation of “American Idol” both doing well in the ratings, and the second season of Fox’s “The Four: Battle for Stardom” returning June 7, there’s clearly a demand for music competition shows.

“I hear so many reasons from people,” says “The Voice” exec producer/showrunner Audrey Morrissey. “It’s also because they’re singing songs we all know and love. It’s also escapism — people use these shows to shut out the world for a few hours every week. And people like a good underdog story.”

Adds David Eilenberg, exec
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2018 Teen Choice Awards nominations: Full list led by ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ ‘Riverdale,’ Taylor Swift

The Teen Choice Awards is turning 20 and continues to celebrate the best of television, music, film, sports, comedy and digital. The 2018 edition of this companion to the Kids’ Choice Awards takes place on Sunday, August 12 and will air live from the Forum in Los Angeles on Fox beginning at 8 p.m. Et (tape delayed in the west).

The movie nominations are dominated by blockbusters like “Avengers: Infinity War” (7 nominations), “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (6 nominations) and “Black Panther” (5 nominations).

Among TV shows, “Riverdale” and “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments” reaped a leading five nominations each while “The Flash” and “Stranger Things” have four bids apiece.

On the music front, a quartet of singers — Cardi B, Drake, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift — lead with three nominations each. Among the other musical artists in contention are past “American Idol” winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, “The Voice” judge Blake Shelton and one-time One
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Why Unscripted TV Is Best Reflecting True Reality (Column)

Reality TV is the hope of the future.

As production costs boom, unscripted series offer templates of how to keep budgets under control. And while Hollywood loves to talk about diversity, people with disabilities (or Pwd) are invisible on most films and TV shows, with the exception of reality TV, which focuses entire series on them and, equally important, includes them in its ongoing series.

TLC’s “Little People, Big World” is now in its 13th year, going strong after 300-plus episodes. A&E’s “Born This Way,” about people with Down syndrome, is beginning its fourth season. “Little Women: L.
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Teen Choice Awards 2018 Nominations: Shadowhunters, Riverdale Lead the Way

The first wave of nominations for the 2018 Teen Choice Awards have been released by Fox.

Riverdale and Shadowhunters each secured five nominations, leading the way.

But while Riverdale may be returning for another season, Shadowhunters has been canceled by Freeform. Could awards success lead the way for another network to pick up the show?

Meanwhile, The Flash, Stranger Things and Jane the Virgin were also well represented.

Have a look at the full list of nominations below.

Related: Shadowhunters Boss: Fans Will Be Satisfied with Finale!

Choice Drama TV Show (#ChoiceDramaTVShow)

Empire

Famous in Love

Riverdale

Star

The Fosters

This Is Us

Choice Drama TV Actor (#ChoiceDramaTVActor)

Cole Sprouse — Riverdale

Freddie HighmoreThe Good Doctor

Jesse Williams — Grey’s Anatomy

Jussie Smollett — Empire

K.J. Apa — Riverdale

Sterling K. Brown — This Is Us

Choice Drama TV Actress (#ChoiceDramaTVActress)

Bella Thorne — Famous in Love

Camila Mendes — Riverdale

Chrissy Metz — This Is Us
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Teen Choice Awards 2018: Riverdale, Shadowhunters Lead Nominations

Fox on Wednesday released the first “wave” of nominees for the 2018 Teen Choice Awards, giving those surfboard trophies a purpose at last.

Among the TV nominees, Riverdale and the terminal Shadowhunters amassed five nods apiece in the first batch, while The Flash, Jane the Virgin and Stranger Things each scored three.

Also represented in the small-screen categories: Empire, The Originals, Grey’s Anatomy and This Is Us, among many others.

Voting is open here through June 19, and the kudosfest will air Sunday, Aug. 12, at 8/7c on Fox. Scroll down to view the full list of nominees, then drop a comment
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MGM Television Banks on Big Stars and Strong Storytelling to Drive Growth

MGM Television Banks on Big Stars and Strong Storytelling to Drive Growth
Mark Burnett took the reins of MGM Television and Digital just in time to steer the independent television studio through the choppy waters of digital disruption. Good thing he’s not a traditional studio executive.

“We’re in an interesting equilateral triangle right now,” Burnett says of the changing business landscape for content producers. “We’re going down a road where all the studios will soon be dealing directly with consumers.”

The silo effect of such global platforms as Netflix and Amazon buying up worldwide rights and increasingly producing shows in-house will make it harder for studios the size of
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Phil Keoghan (‘The Amazing Race’): Season 30 was a ‘jolt of Vitamin B’ that rejuvenated the show [Exclusive Video Interview]

Phil Keoghan (‘The Amazing Race’): Season 30 was a ‘jolt of Vitamin B’ that rejuvenated the show [Exclusive Video Interview]
Season 30 of “The Amazing Race” proved pivotal in more ways than one. Not only was it a milestone number for the 10-time Emmy winner to hit, but Phil Keoghan believes it revitalized the long-running series. “I think there were some doubters about where the show was at a year ago,” the host tells Gold Derby in an exclusive video interview (watch above). “I felt like we needed this jolt of Vitamin B, if you’d like. We needed to do something, we needed to make a little turn just to say to people, ‘Hey, guess what? We haven’t gone away. We can still make a really great show.’”

Billed as the most competitive season yet, Season 30 featured some familiar faces, including 10-time Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating champ Joey Chestnut and 2016 IndyCar champ Alexander Rossi, and a very controversial “Big Brother” showmance, Cody and Jessica, who won the $1 million
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SAG-aftra Reaches Tentative Agreement With TV Networks

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SAG-AFTRA, the four major television broadcast networks and other producers have reached a tentative agreement on terms for the National Code of Fair Practice, the union announced on Saturday.

The term of the contract is July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2021.

“This deal delivers overall gains in important areas, including meaningful increases in wages and residuals rates that will put real money in members’ pockets. Additionally, the agreement now reflects important new language limiting auditions or meetings in private hotel rooms and residences, which represents a partial realization of our work toward industry culture change,” said SAG-aftra president Gabrielle Carteris.

Significant gains will be felt across a wide range of categories, including principal performers, background actors, stand-ins, promo announcers, singers and dancers, SAG-aftra National Executive Director David White said.

Also Read: SAG-aftra Issues Code of Conduct in Response to Sexual Harassment Climate

Contract minimums will increase over the next three years,
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The Voice on NBC: Cancelled or Renewed for Season 15?

Vulture Watch Is it time for the final refrain? Is the The Voice TV show cancelled or renewed for a 15th season on NBC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Voice, season 15. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? An NBC singing competition hosted by Carson Daly, The Voice typically airs twice weekly, on Monday and Tuesday nights. In season 14, first time coach Kelly Clarkson joins returning coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, as well as the winning coach from season 12, Alicia Keys. Advisors this time out include: Julia Michaels (Team Adam), Shawn Mendes (Team Alicia), Hailee Steinfeld (Team Kelly), and
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The Jonas Brothers Reunite For Filming In Sydney

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The Jonas Brothers called it quits in 2013, but over the weekend in Australia the trio looked one step closer to a reunion as they were caught filming something. Naturally, the pictures are leading folks to think Kevin, Joe and Nick are one step closer to dropping some new music or hitting the road again, and there are other signs pointing in that direction. For example, earlier this year they rebooted their Instagram handle. But, before
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Catching Up With The Winner Of ‘The Voice’ 15-Year Old Brynn Cartelli

We were super excited to be able to catch up with the incredibly talented Brynn Cartelli to talk about her recent win on Season 14 of “The Voice”, what she plans to do with the prize money, being part of new judge Kelly Clarkson’s team and more.

Cartelli, of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, is the youngest contestant to ever win on “The Voice” at just 15-years old. She won America’s vote, cinching the title over 18-year old Britton Buchanan. You could see the look of surprise and then sheer joy when her name was revealed by host Carson Daly as the winner.

When speaking about how much of a whirlwind everything has been since winning “The Voice”, Cartelli tells us, “It’s been crazy!” She went on to tell us about what that moment was like on stage saying, “When I was up there, I was really okay with whatever happened one way or another.
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Hair & Makeup Artists Vie for Emmy With the Right Look for Challenging Shows

Hair & Makeup Artists Vie for Emmy With the Right Look for Challenging Shows
Eyelashes and body makeup and wigs, oh my!

The hair and makeup departments on fast-moving television shows often turn around dozens of looks in a week and create new ones at a moment’s notice. Depending on the show, it doesn’t always have to be beautiful, but it sure has to look good on camera.

“When I started on ‘Saturday Night Live’ we had a lot more leeway and it was Ok if the edge of a bald cap was little hard,” says Louie Zakarian, makeup artist for the NBC show and a six-time Emmy winner. “But now not
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Costume Designers Vying for Emmy Glory Crafts Garments to Fit Demanding Shows

In TV’s new world of HD cameras, tighter-than-tight deadlines and all-angles shooting, costume designers must strive to withstand the kinds of physical and technological strains that could pull their creations apart.

Whether making a wardrobe for performance shows including ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” NBC’s “The Voice” or VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race”; for sketch comedies such as NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”; or scripted dramas like Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” costume designers must contend with HD and what it means for their color and fabric choices.

“Purple is a perfect example of
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11 Highest-Rated TV Shows of 2017-18 Season (Photos)

11 Highest-Rated TV Shows of 2017-18 Season (Photos)
The 2017-18 television season is in the books, and as per usual, some shows performed better than others. Like, much better.

Broadcast’s top entertainment series this time around was “This Is Us,” though current runner-up “Roseanne” could have something to say about that when DVR catch-up for its season — err, now series — finale is tallied.

See how the Top 11 broadcast TV shows rank by their ratings among adults 18-49 below. For purposes of this story, we elected not to count NFL football, which would have gobbled up six spots. You get it.

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Rank: 11

Show: “The Bachelor

Net: ABC

18-49 Rating: 2.4

Rank: 10

Show: “The Voice

Net: NBC

18-49 Rating: 2.5

Rank: 9

Show: “Empire”

Net: Fox

18-49 Rating: 2.6

Also Read: Here Are the 3 Broadcast TV Shows We're Still Awaiting Decisions On

Rank: 8

Show: “Will and
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NBCUniversal’s Unscripted Content Arm Is Selling Reality Fare to Its Rivals

NBCUniversal ad-sales chief Linda Yaccarino spent much of her company’s upfront presentation this month throwing shade at Facebook and YouTube. With NBCUniversal, Yaccarino told the assembled ad buyers at Radio City Music Hall, “your brand always runs next to premium content. Other brands can’t guarantee that.”

She then introduced a lengthy and loud performance featuring the stars of NBC’s “World of Dance,” among them Jennifer Lopez.

The production illustrated Yaccarino’s point, as well as the growing role unscripted programming plays at NBC. A day earlier, the network unveiled a 2018-19 schedule that leaned heavily into unscripted franchises,
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