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NBC 2018-19 Season Ratings (updated 4/19/19)

During the regular 2017-18 season, NBC launched seven new scripted TV shows and four of them were cancelled. Which TV shows will be cancelled or renewed during the 2018-19 television season? Stay tuned.

NBC shows this season (so far): Abby's, America's Got Talent: The Champions, AP Bio, The Blacklist, Blindspot, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago Pd, Dateline NBC, Ellen's Game of Games, The Enemy Within, Good Girls, The Good Place, Hollywood Game Night, I Feel Bad, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Manifest, Midnight Texas, New Amsterdam, Superstore, This Is Us, The Titan Games, The Village, The Voice, Will & Grace and World of Dance.

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. Here's how the network's shows are doing.

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How Hollywood Is Updating the Afterlife for a Wired, More Secular Generation (Guest Blog)

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How Hollywood Is Updating the Afterlife for a Wired, More Secular Generation (Guest Blog)
It seems that every other show these days is dealing with the afterlife. But the current crop is not about the needy awaiting miraculous help from those seeking their wings. Today’s creators are appealing to the wary, wireless generation, hoping they can help themselves, and others, before it is too late. Call it the Desired Deathographic.

And it seems to be working. Those who should be more concerned with beginnings than endings, may be tuning in to see favorite performers like Daniel Radcliffe, Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne, but they are staying for the touch of proactive spiritualism. God, in various guises, may play a role, but this is not about religion, per se. At least not the traditional kind.

“We have the social media component, [which] has become our own sense of worship, or self-worship,” says Bryan Wynbrandt, one of the creators of CBS’ “God Friended Me,” which features
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Deadline’s TV Talk Podcast: Emmy Contender Interviews And Comedy Series Actor Race Debate

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Welcome to a new season of the Deadline podcast TV Talk, in which Deadline’s awards columnist Pete Hammond and TV critic Dominic Patten assess the Emmy race and its various hot-button categories.

In today’s kickoff, we handicap the competitive race for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, as well as feature interviews with Julianna Margulies from the upcoming Nat Geo limited series Hot Zone, and two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali and creator Nic Pizzolatto from HBO’s True Detective.

We take sides in predicting who will be the ultimate winner in the Comedy Actor race, and whether Barry‘s Bill Hader can repeat his big win in this category from last year. To do that, he will have to stop formidable competition that also includes a “newcomer” to the category, Michael Douglas, who already picked up a Golden Globe this year for his first year Netflix series The Kominsky Method.
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‘Barry,’ ‘The Americans,’ and ‘The Good Place’ Among 78th Peabody Winners

The 78th Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced its latest batch of winners on April 18, including nine Peabody 30 honorees in the Entertainment category.

Fictional murderers had a big year in 2018, with Peabody Awards going to HBO’s darkly comedic hitman-turned-actor series “Barry,” in addition to wins for BBC America’s slinky, serial killer drama “Killing Eve” and FX’s Cold War spy thriller “The Americans.”

That marks the second Peabody Award win for “The Americans,” which originally scored the honor in 2014, elevating the show to an exclusive echelon of drama series that have been honored by the organization more than once. AMC’s “Breaking Bad” accomplished the achievement most recently, for seasons in 2008 and 2013, respectively, with both “The Sopranos” and “The West Wing” earning back-to-back honors for 1999 and 2000. “Northern Exposure” also won twice, while “Homicide: Life on the Streets” is a three-time winner.

Other winners in the Entertainment category include FX’s “Pose.
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Fall TV 2019: Every Broadcast Show Canceled, Renewed and Ordered So Far (Updating)

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Fall TV 2019: Every Broadcast Show Canceled, Renewed and Ordered So Far (Updating)
(Updated April 18 with “Last Man Standing” renewed for Season 8 at Fox)

It’s that time of year again! As the broadcast networks consider new series for their fall slates ahead of their upfront presentations to advertisers next month, they’ve also 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 for the 2019-20 slate. We’ve also included descriptions of the new shows that have been picked up so far.

Check back throughout the coming months for updates. You can read our pilot guide to see what projects may soon be ordered to series here.

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Renewed Series: “The Blacklist,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Chicago Fire,
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Peabody Awards: ‘Killing Eve,’ ‘Barry,’ ‘Pose,’ ‘The Americans’ Among Entertainment Winners

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Peabody Awards: ‘Killing Eve,’ ‘Barry,’ ‘Pose,’ ‘The Americans’ Among Entertainment Winners
The list of 78th annual Peabody Awards entertainment winners is out, and among those includes names nine television shows.

BBC America’s “Killing Eve,” FX’s “Pose” and “The Americans,” HBO’s “Barry” and “Random Acts of Flyness,” Netflix’s “The End of the F—ing World,” “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” and “Hannah Gadsby: Nanette,” and NBC’s “The Good Place” were unanimously selected as winners.

Additionally, “Sesame Street” has been recognized with the Institutional Award for 50 years of children’s education and entertainment on a global scale, while Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe” is the children’s category winner. This year’s Career Achievement Award goes to Egot winner Rita Moreno, the actress and singer best known for her role as Anita in “West Side Story” and who will appear in the upcoming Steven Spielberg remake of the film.

Also Read: HBO Renews Bill Hader's '
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Will Jim Parsons (‘The Big Bang Theory’) get a farewell Emmy nomination after 5 years out? These Experts think so

Will Jim Parsons (‘The Big Bang Theory’) get a farewell Emmy nomination after 5 years out? These Experts think so
Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) won the Emmy for Best Comedy Actor a record four times, but he’s been missing in action from the awards for the last five years. However, this is the last year of “Big Bang” after 12 seasons, so Emmy voters might be feeling sentimental after the show leaves the airwaves in May. Will he get a farewell nomination? Could he even get a record-breaking farewell win?

As of this writing Parsons is an underdog in our combined predictions with 58/1 odds, but two of the Expert journalists we’ve polled from top media outlets say Parsons will return to the fold: Robert Rorke (New York Post) and Matt Roush (TV Guide Magazine). It wasn’t too long ago that Parsons was unshakable in the Best Comedy Actor category. He earned six straight bids from 2009-2014, winning in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014. That tied him with Carroll O’Connor,
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Peabody Awards: ‘Barry’, ‘Killing Eve’, Hannah Gadsby, ‘Pose’ Among Entertainment Winners

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The Peabody board has selected nine entertainment winners and a special institutional award for Sesame Street for its 78th edition of the awards, which will be handed out May 18 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

The winners for programs released in 2018 include Showtime’s Barry, Netflix’s Hannah Gadsby: Nanette, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj and The End of the F***ing World, Bba America’s Killing Eve, FX’s The Americans and Pose, HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness and NBC’s The Good Place. Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe won in the Children’s/Youth category.

Sesame Street will be honored “for 50 years of educating and entertaining children in the U.S. and around the world.”

The last of the Peabody honorees will be announced April 23 ahead of the ceremony, which will be hosted by Ronan Farrow and feature the bestowing a career achievement award on Rita Moreno.
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‘Barry,’ ‘Killing Eve,’ ‘Pose’ Among 2019 Peabody Winners (Exclusive)

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‘Barry,’ ‘Killing Eve,’ ‘Pose’ Among 2019 Peabody Winners (Exclusive)
The Americans,” “Barry,” “The End of the F***ing World,” “The Good Place,” “Hannah Gadsby: Nanette,” “Killing Eve,” “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” “Pose” and “Random Acts of Flyness” have been named the entertainment winners at this year’s Peabody Awards, Variety has learned exclusively.

Additionally, “Sesame Street” has been named the winner of the Institutional Award for five decades of educating and entertaining children, globally. And Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe” has been named the winner of the Peabody for children and youth programming.

The Americans,” from Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions, aired on FX for six seasons from 2013 to 2018. It wrapped its run in May of last year. The 1980s-set thrilled centered on two Soviet spies who were deep undercover as middle class American parents. Amblin Television also produced.

“Barry,” from HBO Entertainment in association with Alec Berg and Hanarply, currently airs its second season on HBO.
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‘Minding the Gap’ and 7 Other Documentaries Win Peabody Awards

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‘Minding the Gap’ and 7 Other Documentaries Win Peabody Awards
The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors revealed Tuesday eight winners in the Documentary category for programs released in 2018. The honorees, part of the annual Peabody 30, include profiles of unsung activists like Dolores Huerta, Lorraine Hansberry. Topics explored by the winning documentaries also include the “comfort women” of World War II; the challenges faced by parents of children living with mental health issues; the healing that skateboarding provides for three young men transitioning into adulthood; and the powerful, unregulated influence of social media on democracy.

The board also named Kartemquin Films winner of an Institutional Award for its commitment to unflinching documentary filmmaking and telling an American history rooted in social justice and the stories of the marginalized. Founded in 1966 in Chicago as a nonprofit collective, Kartemquin has served as a home for filmmakers to develop their craft and produce films that promote dialogue and democracy. Driven by the passionate belief
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'Killing Eve,' 'Pose,' 'The Good Place' Among Peabody Entertainment Winners

'Killing Eve,' 'Pose,' 'The Good Place' Among Peabody Entertainment Winners
Killing Eve, Pose and The Good Place are among the entertainment winners for the 2019 Peabody Awards.

Other TV shows honored by the Peabody Awards include Barry, Hannah Gadsby: Nanette, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, Random Acts of Flyness, The Americans and The End of the F***ing World.

The nine entertainment honorees join this year's lone children's and youth winner, Steven Universe from Cartoon Network, and eight documentary winners, announced on Tuesday.

In addition, the Peabody awards board of jurors has selected Sesame Street to receive an institutional award for its 50 years of educating and entertaining children worldwide. 

"Structured on the ...
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23 TV Episodes To Watch While Planning Your Spring Break

Spring break, those two simple words conjure up images of college students hitting the beach and going wild. For one week there are no rules, no stress, and anything goes.

At least that's what we've all been told. In reality, do any of us ever get to have a legendary spring break experience?

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If the answer's no then we need to change our fate. If we want to have the spring break experience we always see on tv, then let's watch how our favorite characters make it happen.

We will find out the answers to the really important questions: east or west, by plane or by car, and just how many bathing suits do we actually need?

As for anyone who thinks only college students get to have all the fun,
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‘Manifest’ Renewed For Season 2 By NBC

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NBC has renewed freshman drama Manifest for a second season. The exact number of episodes is still Tbd, but will likely be a shorter order, which has become customary for serialized series with dense mythology. The first season of Manifest consisted of 16 episodes.

Manifest, from Jeff Rake and Warner Bros. TV, got off to a red-hot start with a big premiere, which averaged a 4.2 adults 18-49 rating in Live+7. Its ratings tapered off but, helped by potent DVR gains, they stabilized in the 2.2-2.4 range (18-49 L7) for the second half of its run. For the entire first season, Manifest averaged a 2.8 L7 rating in adults 18-49 and 12.6 million viewers overall, making it the season’s #1 new scripted series in 18-49 and the overall #6 entertainment series.

The missing plane drama series has generated TV’s biggest viewership lift going from live+ same day to L+7, adding 6.1 million viewers through seven
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‘Manifest’ Renewed for Season 2 at NBC

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“Manifest” has been renewed for a second season at NBC.

The first season of the mysterious drama centered on the passengers of Montego Air Flight 828 who went missing for five years and presumed dead. When they finally returned, in the premiere episode, they did so un-aged and having no indication that time had passed. As they settled into their second chance, they started experiencing unexpected connections, and also came up against new adversaries.

“In just its first season, ‘Manifest’ has answered many questions about the mystery of Flight 828 and, smartly, asks many more,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents of scripted programming, NBC Entertainment. “Congratulations to Jeff Rake, our producers, cast and crew who have created an incredibly addictive series with compelling characters and complex relationships.”

Manifest” stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina and Parveen Kaur. It comes from executive producers Rake,
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Patton Oswalt, David Simon, Danny Zuker, More WGA Members Post Termination Letters

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Patton Oswalt, David Simon, Danny Zuker, More WGA Members Post Termination Letters
High-profile members of the Writers Guild of America, including Patton Oswalt, David Simon, Shawn Ryan, Michael Schur, John August, Amy Berg, Danny Zuker and many more have gone public with letters formally firing their agents in compliance with the WGA’s order to do so.

The order from the WGA came down Friday night after negotiations between the guild and the Association of Talent Agents broke down. The WGA has sought to reform the longstanding industry practice of agencies receiving packaging fees on TV series and movies, among other rule changes. Hollywood’s largest agencies have refused to sign on to the WGA’s new Agency Code of Conduct, setting up the mass split of thousands of writers from agents.

Writers were quick to take to social media to express their solidarity with the guild. The hashtag #IStandWiththeWGA was trending on Twitter Saturday as writers posted images of the termination
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NBC TV Shows: 2018-19 Viewer Votes

Every year, the NBC television network airs new and continuing TV series. Many are cancelled and many are renewed by the season's end. Although everyone understands that Nielsen ratings usually play a big role in TV cancellations and renewals, most fans do not get to participate in that system. So, we are offering you the chance to rate NBC TV shows here, instead.

NBC TV series that have premiered (so far) during the 2018-19 television season: Abby's, America's Got Talent: The Champions, AP Bio, The Blacklist, Blindspot, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago Pd, Ellen's Game of Games, The Enemy Within, Good Girls, The Good Place, Hollywood Game Night, I Feel Bad, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Manifest, Midnight Texas, New Amsterdam, Superstore, This Is Us, The Titan Games, The Village, The Voice, Will &
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Hot Package Du Jour: Leslie Jones & Kristen Bell In Coupon Cartel Saga ‘Queenpins’

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Exclusive: Despite the uncertainty over whether most writers in Hollywood will have agents this weekend, this has been a week of lively film packages that have gotten interest and bids that most certainly will lead to deals and start dates later this year. Here’s another: CAA is out with Queenpins, a dark comedy in the spirit of Thelma & Louise and I, Tonya that is based on a true story like the latter.

Saturday Night Live stalwart Leslie Jones and The Good Place‘s Kristen Bell are attached to star as Phoenix housewives who create a scheme to counterfeit coupons and soon are sitting stop a $40 million coupon cartel. Attached to write and direct are Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly, the husband and wife team who directed Beneath The Harvest Sky. CAA is shopping the picture right now.

This comes after Alexander Payne, Emma Stone and Ralph Fiennes boarded the dark satire The Menu,
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Hey, Marshmallows! Hulu’s ‘Veronica Mars’ revival finally has a premiere date — watch the teaser

“Veronica Mars” is back on the case this summer. Hulu’s revival of the beloved drama will drop all eight episodes on Friday, July 26, the streaming service announced Friday with a teaser video (watch above).

While it’ll be summer for us, it’s actually spring for Veronica (Kristen Bell). In a voiceover in the teaser, Veronica informs us she’s prepping for spring break in Neptune, which means “drunks, derelicts, flashers, frat boys, sorority vomit, pickpockets, bottomless drinks and topless dancers, street scum and beach bums.” Beat. “And that’s just the walk to my car.”

See Fork yeah! Kristen Bell could finally win Emmy in daytime after primetime snubs for ‘Veronica Mars’ and ‘The Good Place

Set five years after the events of the crowdfunded 2014 feature film, the revival, which was ordered in September, will focuses on a serial killer who’s targeting spring breakers. The parents of
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‘Good Girls’ Renewed For Season 3 By NBC

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NBC has picked up a third season of drama series Good Girls, from creator Jenna Bans.

Good Girls became the first series on a Big 4 broadcast networks to land a pact under Netflix’s co-licensing model where the streaming giant pays a significant fee for distributing a show outside of North America. The pact helped Good Girls land a Season 2 renewal after a modest midseason debut on NBC last year.

The bingeable caper reportedly got a boost from the first season’s run on Netflix starting in the summer. That did not translate to a linear ratings uptick in Season 2 in the way the CW’s Riverdale shot up in the TV ratings during its sophomore season after a summer of exposure on Netflix. So far this season ,Good Girls has averaged a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.1 million viewers overall in L+7 But the most recent telecast on April
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"Good Girls" Renewed for Season 3 at NBC

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Good Girls” has been renewed for a third season at NBC.

The drama about three friends who robbed a bank and then got sucked into the world of money laundering stars Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman and Retta.

“We’re so excited to continue following the friendship and adventures of these three incredible women while also exploring relatable issues in both funny and surprising ways,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents of scripted programming at NBC Entertainment. “Congratulations to Jenna Bans, and our amazing writers, cast and crew who give these stories depth and humanity.”

In the second season, the women have had to deal with the consequences of their criminal behavior. Beth (Hendricks) brought the illegal activities into her legitimate place of business, while Ruby (Retta) and her husband Stan (Reno Wilson) were threatened by the FBI, which forced Ruby to choose between her family and friends. And Annie
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