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NBC 2017-18 Season Ratings (updated 4/20/18)

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): 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, Rise, 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. Here's how the network's shows are doing.Read More…
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'Smallville' Actress Allison Mack Arrested for Her Alleged Role In the Notorious Sex Cult, Nxivm

Actress Allison Mack — best known for playing Clark Kent's friend Chloe Sullivan on the TV show Smallville — has been arrested for her role in the alleged sex cult, Nxivm. The Daily News reported that the 35-year-old was a "recruiter" that not only lured innocent women in, but also required the slaves to engage in sexual acts with the group's leader, Keith Raniere. She also allegedly gave Raniere naked photos of the slaves. Allison — who reportedly ranked right below Raniere in the cult's hierarchy — last made headlines after she was seen chasing Raniere as cops arrested him in Mexico. The group, which was founded by Raniere, was first exposed in a New York Times feature. Back then, Frank Parlato, a former spokesman for Nxivm, claimed in his blog that Allison was second in command, which turned out to be true. In fact, he stated that she was running a sorority
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Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown Join Voice Cast of 'Angry Birds 2'

Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown Join Voice Cast of 'Angry Birds 2'
Sony Pictures and Rovio Entertainment are adding a new flock of comedic talent to Angry Birds 2.

Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters) will voice the film’s villain character, while Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, The People vs. O.J. Simpson), Mexico’s breakout Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included, Overboard), Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, The Post), Awkwafina (Ocean's 8, Crazy Rich Asians), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Dove Cameron (The Descendants, Agents of Shield), Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live, Brigsby Bear) and Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project) have all signed on for roles in The Angry...
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Horror Highlights: Hover Trailer, Altered Perception Release Details, Downrange Screenings at Nitehawk Cinema

"Fear what flies" in the official trailer for the new thriller Hover, which is featured in today's Horror Highlights along with Us release details for Blanc/Biehn Productions' new movie Altered Perception and details on Nitehawk Cinema screenings for Downrange, with director Ryuhei Kitamura on hand to introduce his latest movie.

Hover Release Details & Trailer: Press Release: "New York – April 18, 2018 – Syfy Films today announces the release of the upcoming film Hover, in theaters on June 29, 2018 and on VOD and Digital HD on July 3, 2018. Directed by Matt Osterman, the science fiction film marks the feature screenwriting debut of Cleopatra Coleman. The cast includes Coleman, Shane Coffey, Craig muMs Grant, Beth Grant, Fabianne Therese and Rhoda Griffis.

Hover takes place in the near future, where environmental strain has caused food shortages around the world. Technology provides a narrow path forward, with agricultural drones maximizing the yield from what land remains. Two compassionate care providers,
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Ann Dowd beams with joy when discussing her ‘unbelievable’ Emmy triumph for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ [Red Carpet Interview]

Ann Dowd beams with joy when discussing her ‘unbelievable’ Emmy triumph for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ [Red Carpet Interview]
“I’ll never get over it, not as long as I live,” beams Ann Dowd when discussing her Emmy triumph last year for playing the devilish Aunt Lydia on Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” We chatted with Dowd on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere for “Handmaid’s” Season 2, held Thursday night at the Chinese Theatre. “Every time I think about it or I go back to that moment, it’s the goosebumps from head to toe and I’ll be in tears in about two minutes. It’s just unbelievable.” Watch our exclusive video interview above.

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Dowd’s fellow “The Handmaid’s Tale” cast members seemed especially proud of her victory at last year’s Emmy ceremony for Best Drama Supporting Actress. “How about that? The generosity of that?
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On the Bubble 2018: Which Broadcast TV Shows Will Be Canceled and Which Will Be Renewed?

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On the Bubble 2018: Which Broadcast TV Shows Will Be Canceled and Which Will Be Renewed?
April TV ratings bring May cancellations — but sometimes last-minute renewals, too.

Mid-spring marks the time of year when at-risk shows must sweat out their fates — sometimes right up until networks announce their fall schedules to advertisers at their upfront presentations in May. Optimism has its place in Hollywood, but it ranks somewhere between actual advertising money and the feel-good awards that can sometimes keep low-rated shows alive.

Generally, top-performing shows from each broadcast network have already received their votes of confidence for another season, and the worst performers were snuffed out months ago. But then there are the bubble shows, which could really go either way.

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Their fates come down to lots of hard-to-quantify factors: momentum, reviews, how much they cost to make, how much money the people who watch them make, syndication situations, diversity, and what networks have to replace them. And then there are executives’ personal tastes. It’s part science, part crapshoot.

TheWrap is here to help make sense of it all, charting below what scripted series have already been renewed on each of the English-language broadcast networks, what’s been canceled or just ended, and which way each of the many remaining decisions will likely lean.

All ratings in this story come from the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic, and count a week’s worth of delayed viewing where available.

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NBC

Every network has to cancel some shows to make way for promising pilots — even the highest-rated broadcaster. NBC just needs to get going already.

Here, “Champions” and “Taken” are obviously getting the axe, but scrapping two shows probably won’t clear enough brush. “Timeless” is likely to join them in the canceled pile (again), and we don’t expect a fan backlash to work on Bob Greenblatt this time.

“Great News,” “A.P. Bio,” “Rise,” “The Brave” and “Good Girls” all appear to be truly on the bubble. Tina Fey’s “Great News” has its auspices going for it, but that was the excuse for bringing it back last year. The ratings don’t justify taking another flyer.

Lackluster as its own performance as been, “A.P. Bio” will probably squeak in to fill NBC’s “edgy” comedy slot. We believe “Rise” is on-brand enough for the network and a solid scripted partner for TV’s top singing competition. “The Brave” probably did enough in its time slot to justify another go, and “Good Girls” feels enough of-the-moment to return.

Beyond those, “The Blacklist” basically comes down to if James Spader wants to do more, while “Blindspot” performs well-enough for a Friday show to warrant another nod.

The rest are Dick Wolf shows, and why would those go away?

In chart form:

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CBS

CBS has already given a vote of confidence to freshman dramas “S.W.A.T.” and “Seal Team,” both of which have performed admirably.

The entire “NCIS” franchise also made the cut, as did the Dr. Phil-produced “Bull,” awards-contender “Mom,” and the network’s Friday drama line-up. “The Big Bang Theory” had already been renewed through next season, and new partner “Young Sheldon” became one of the season’s first renewals earlier this year.

As for CBS’s other new shows, the high-concept comedy “Me, Myself & I” was a quick goner, and “Wisdom of the Crowd” was buried after sexual assault accusations against star Jeremy Piven.

Johnny Galecki’s “Living Biblically” premiered midseason in the timeslot previously occupied by “Me, Myself & I” to similarly disappointing ratings and soon followed it to cancellation.

Mark Feuerstein’s “9Jkl” also made little dent on Monday nights when it debuted in the fall. With “Young Sheldon” as CBS’ only new comedy hit, returning players “Kevin Can Wait,” “Man With a Plan” and “Life in Pieces” should make it through, though none are a sure bet. It’s worth point out here that “Life in Pieces” is a 20th Century Fox show, and non-ownership very rarely helps.

Perennial bubble show “Criminal Minds,” meanwhile, also has the misfortune of being an outside production. A decision there will likely come down to the wire, but we’re betting a 14th season is in the cards.

The Katharine McPhee-led “Scorpion” seems even less of a lock, though a decision will depend on the network’s developing pipeline and the performance of “Code Black” and “Elementary,” both of which are yet to premiere. We’re told “Scorpion’s” fanbase has been particularly vocal about keeping that show on the air, which could theoretically do the trick.

ABC

This season, ABC had two big success stories, the freshman medical drama “The Good Doctor” and the mega-hit “Roseanne” revival, and the network was quick to renew both.

But with a number of its long-running shows coming to an end — “The Middle,” “Once Upon a Time” and the network-defining “Scandal” are all concluding their runs this season — and few other breakout hits, ABC will have to take a long, hard look at its slate as it decides what to keep and cut loose.

Few of the network’s new shows have stuck, with the comedy “The Mayor” pulled from the schedule early and “Inhumans” limping through its eight-episode season last fall, following a heavily hyped but critically reviled premiere.

“Alex Inc.” and the Shondaland legal drama “For the People” all failed to make an impact in the ratings and are unlikely to return, and the high-concept drama “The Crossing,” whose time-traveling refugees were rejected by viewers, was dead on arrival. Though we don’t believe “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” will ultimately be saved for next season, strong support from the highest levels at ABC makes it an actual possibility.

Midseason entries “Splitting Up Together” and “Deception” have both managed to perform well enough to get another shot in an otherwise disappointing season. Those two shows are examples of when it is better to be a bubble show on ABC than on NBC or CBS.

With “Scandal” going off the air and Shonda Rhimes decamping to Netflix, ABC will look to hold on to reliable performers, including “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away With Murder.” “Grey’s” spinoff “Station 19” has also proven a solid (enough) partner for the medical drama. Thumbs up to those three.

Fox

Fox got a bunch of no-brainer renewals out of the way, and this was always going to be “New Girl’s” farewell to fans. “The X-Files” could return at any time, but everyone definitely sounds done with that for now — and maybe even forever, this time.

“The Mick” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” should make it back based on creative. “Star” has proven to be a good partner for “Empire,” so expect more there too. Additionally, “The Resident” ratings are a win for Fox, people seem to like “Lethal Weapon,” and “La to Vegas” should fly at least once more before being grounded.

Don’t be shocked if this ends up being the last season for “The Last Man on Earth,” but right now we think Will Forte and his sports balls will make the cut to come back.

“Ghosted” is probably the most interesting case of Fox’s numerous shows on the bubble. Though the Adam Scott-Craig Robinson vehicle’s demo number — a 1.6 — looks pretty good at first blush, the first-season sitcom was inflated by some NFL football this fall. Mucking up the waters even more, “Ghosted” shifted showrunners in the middle of Season 1, and it still has some episodes to air. Fox is holding tight on a decision until execs see how the new version of the new series fares.

As for “The Exorcist,” well, it’s high time to exorcise that Friday show. “Lucifer,” which is not a Fox-owned series (something that one could argue probably won’t matter anyway after this Disney deal goes through), seems like the next man out. Put the Devil back in Hell.

The CW

The youngest-skewing broadcast network renewed 10 series in one fell swoop, including newbie “Black Lightning,” which has performed pretty well in its first year. Unfortunately, The CW cannot say the same about fellow freshmen “Valor” and “Life Sentence,” which have both been rough.

Star Lucy Hale has been lobbying her large fanbase to save “Life Sentence,” though we doubt that’ll be enough. “Valor” averages the same poor rating, and that one doesn’t even have a Lucy Hale.

The real coin-flip here is “iZombie.” Though the show’s Nielsen number among adults 18-49 doesn’t really justify another season, it is totally possible that The CW adding Sunday nights to its national schedule next season will. Mark Pedowitz now requires more content than the network has needed in nine years.

Also of note here, “The Originals” is a planned ending. Based on last night’s premiere numbers, that’s probably a good idea.

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‘This Is Us’: Will the entire Pearson family of five get Emmy nominations? [Poll]

‘This Is Us’: Will the entire Pearson family of five get Emmy nominations? [Poll]
This Is Us” received seven acting Emmy nominations last year, three of which were for members of the immediate Pearson clan of five: Chrissy Metz, Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown, the latter of whom won Best Drama Actor. Only matriarch Mandy Moore and No. 1 of the Big Three Justin Hartley were overlooked. But can the whole family get in this year? The whole cast did win the SAG drama ensemble award.

Per our odds, Brown and Ventimiglia are the safest bets in Best Drama Actor, which would make them the first co-stars to nab back-to-back mentions in the category in 19 years. Brown, who swept the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and SAG Award in January, is predicted to win, with Ventimiglia, a surprise nominee last year, sitting in second place. Season 2 finally revealed how Jack (Ventimiglia) died, which gives Ventimiglia even more heat.

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'This Is Us' Actor Lonnie Chavis to Star in Indie 'Sunny Daze'

'This Is Us' Actor Lonnie Chavis to Star in Indie 'Sunny Daze'
Lonnie Chavis, one of the young actors of NBC's This Is Us, is set to star in the indie feature Sunny Daze.

Jason Wiles wrote and will direct the feature, as well as star along with Michael Beach and Ryan Merriman.

The drama centers on a life-altering friendship that is formed when Sunny (Wiles) and 11-year-old Sean (Chavis) grieve the passing of Sean’s father Mickey (Beach), who was Sunny’s best friend.

Wiles and Stephen Peace will produce under the newly formed Sunny Daze banner. Michael O’Shea Jr., Mandy June Turpin, and Christian Briggs will also produce.

Chavis is represented by Randy...
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Ratings: ‘Chicago Pd’ Clubs CBS’ ‘Criminal Minds’ Finale at 10Pm

Fox won another Wednesday in the key 18-49 demo with its solid combo of “Empire” and “Star,” though it was NBC that claimed primetime’s most viewers with a special “The Voice” and a pair of procedurals — including a “Chicago P.D.” beatdown of CBS’ “Criminal Minds” season finale at 10 p.m.

Running a number of reruns, ABC settled for a distant fourth place last night. The CW ended up dead last — including the Spanish-language networks — despite airing the season premiere of “The Originals.”

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average of 4.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Empire” at 8 earned a 1.7/7 and 5.3 million viewers. At 9, “Star” had a 1.3/5 and 4 million viewers.

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NBC was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and first in viewers with 7.1 million. “The Voice” at 8 landed a 1.4/6 and 8.2 million viewers. At 9, “Law & Order: Svu” got a 1.4/5 and 6.5 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” at 10 received a 1.2/5 and 6.6 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.1/5 and second in viewers with 6.3 million. “Survivor” at 8 put up a 1.6/7 and 7.7 million viewers. At 9, the night’s first “Criminal Minds” episode managed a 1.0/4 and 6 million viewers. A second hour at 10 dipped to a 0.9/4 and 5.3 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 3.2 million. Between some repeats, “Alex, Inc.” at 8:30 settled for a 0.6/3 and 2.9 million viewers. A new “Designated Survivor” at 10 finished primetime to a 0.6/2 and 3.5 million viewers.

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Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.5 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.3 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1 million. “Riverdale” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1.1 million viewers. At 9, “The Originals” premiere to a 0.4/2 and 1 million viewers.

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29 Indies and Festival Favorites You Can’t Miss This Summer Season

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This week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Summer Preview, including offerings that span genres, niche offerings for dedicated fans, a closer look at festival favorites finally headed to a theater near you, and plenty of special attention to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed summer movie-going season. Check back throughout the week for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.

Today — 29 indie standouts and festival favorites bound for a big screen near you.

“Tully,” May 4

A very different kind of adult fairy tale (one that frequently doubles as a feature-length advertisement for tubal ligation), “Tully” is a fantasy of the highest order; it might look like an episode of “This Is Us,” but this story is every bit as magical as “The Shape of Water.” Think
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Roseanne, Gal Gadot, Cardi B and Jimmy Kimmel Make Time's 100 Most Influential List

Roseanne, Gal Gadot, Cardi B and Jimmy Kimmel Make Time's 100 Most Influential List
Can you hear her laughing gleefully already? Roseanne Barr, who recently made a TV comeback with a rebooted, ratings-topping Roseanne, has made Time magazine's 2018 100 Most Influential People list, which was revealed on Thursday. Joining her are the likes of fellow celebs such as Israeli actress and Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, Cardi B, actress and comedienne Tiffany Haddish, talk show host Jimmy KimmelJennifer LopezNicole KidmanHugh JackmanThis Is UsSterling K. Brown and Stranger ThingsMillie Bobby Brown. Barr, aka simply Roseanne, is historically one of the most outspoken and controversial...
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Kevin Costner to Voice the Dog in 'The Art of Racing in the Rain' (Exclusive)

Kevin Costner to Voice the Dog in 'The Art of Racing in the Rain' (Exclusive)
Kevin Costner is in talks to play man's best friend in The Art of Racing in the Rain.

If the deal makes, the actor would voice the dog that is central to the story in the Fox 2000's adaptation of Garth Stein's bestselling novel.

The project focuses on a family dog named Enzo who evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner, a professional race-car driver named Denny Swift, who will be played by This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia.

Simon Curtis, who helmed last year’s drama Goodbye Christopher Robin, is set to direct the adaptation. Neal Moritz is...
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‘This Is Us’ would be first show to score back-to-back double Best Drama Actor Emmy nominations in 19 years

‘This Is Us’ would be first show to score back-to-back double Best Drama Actor Emmy nominations in 19 years
This Is Us” pulled off a surprise last year when both Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia made the Best Drama Actor Emmy lineup. They were just the fifth pair of co-stars this century to nab nominations. None of the other four duos accomplished it again — one pair, “True Detective”’s Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in 2014, was a one-and-done deal — so if Brown and Ventimiglia make the cut again, they’d be the first co-stars to go back-to-back in the category since 1999.

The last twosome to score multiple Best Drama Actor nominations together were “NYPD Blue” stars Dennis Franz and Jimmy Smits, who went on a five-year streak from 1995 to 1999, with Franz winning three times and Smits going 0-5. Franz won his first Emmy for the cop drama in 1994 against his original partner in crime, David Caruso.

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‘Atlanta': Why Being Brian Tyree Henry Is ‘a Lot of Daunting’ Right Now

Just like his rapper persona on FX’s “Atlanta,” star Brian Tyree Henry isn’t quite used to getting stopped on the street by fans.

“It becomes a little daunting — a lot of daunting, actually — because now you can’t really navigate the streets the way you used to,” he told TheWrap in a recent interview. “I find myself having to go left instead of right, but I’m used to going right sometimes.”

Henry said that, yes, people definitely stop him by calling out “Paper Boi!” just like on the show. It’s “difficult,” but “good.”

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“The Paper Boi persona, it does happen to me a lot … It’s all good, it just means that people are paying attention,” he said.

And these days, there’s a lot to pay attention to. He earned an Emmy nomination for his guest spot on NBC’s “This Is Us,” is currently starring on Broadway opposite Chris Evans in “Lobby Hero” — for which he was just nominated for a Drama League Award — and will be appearing in several movies this year, including the upcoming “Hotel Artemis.”

It’s a similar case with his “Atlanta” character Alfred, who in Season 2 has had to deal with being recognized in his home town like he never has before.

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“He went to sleep as Alfred, and then goes on the streets and now he’s Paper Boi,” Henry said.

“It has its ups and downs,” the actor continued. “Like he can get free stuff and people still kind of want to, like, be in his space, but then people are grabbing him and taking pictures while [he’s] getting out of jail.”

“Those things, it’s a conflict for him. Constantly, I think, because he doesn’t really understand it, nor did he ask for it,” he said. “So it’s like, he still has to learn how to move through that … how to play the game. All the while playing the game, makes him exposed.”

Speaking of himself, Henry said the exposure “can be daunting. It can … kind of, like, make you forget exactly who you are at any given point in time. ‘Cause you’re like, ‘well wait a minute, hold on. What was I doing? Who am I? Where was I going?”

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But the very thing that leads to exposure is what keeps Henry sane. “The work is actually the thing that keeps me the most grounded,” he said, because “it quiets the noise.”

“It’s been very hard, but it’s all very gratifying at the same time,” he said. Being on “television and film and the stage at the same time, it shows that the work is working, you know?”

Atlanta” airs on FX Thursdays at 10 p.m.

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‘Roseanne’ Passes ‘Sunday Night Football’ and ‘This Is Us’ to Become TV’s Top-Rated Show

‘Roseanne’ Passes ‘Sunday Night Football’ and ‘This Is Us’ to Become TV’s Top-Rated Show
Roseanne” is now the highest-rated show of the 2017-18 TV season, surpassing NBC’s “This Is Us” and even the No. 1 network’s “Sunday Night Football.”

As of the latest weekly Nielsen data stream covering results through April 15 — so, not counting last night’s steady episode of the ABC sitcom — the revived Conner Family classic is currently averaging a huge 6.7 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to its host network’s tally. That gaudy number counts the show’s available delayed viewing — up to seven day’s-worth per episode — for its first three weeks back on the air.

Per data also provided by ABC, NBC’s “This Is Us” averaged a 5.4 rating and the same network’s “Sunday Night Football” scored a 5.9 rating over the course of their latest wrapped TV seasons.

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Though that probably sounds totally cut and dry, it really isn’t. While the television season officially kicked off on Sept. 25, 2017, NBC aired three “Sunday Night Football” (“Snf”) games before that date. NBC counts those very high-rated games in “Snf” averages, ABC does not.

The two broadcast networks do agree that “This Is Us” finished its season averaging a huge 5.4 rating, which included a giant Super Bowl boost for one key February episode.

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The marquee primetime NFL property isn’t the only TV series that ABC and NBC can’t agree on a rating for: The home to “Sunday Night Football” has “Roseanne” at a 5.9 on its own weekly ranker. The discrepancy there appears to be that ABC is infusing additional delayed viewing metrics for the third week of “Roseanne,” while NBC is sticking to a traditional measurement, which only counts “live” viewing for an episode that does not yet have “Live + 7 Day” data available.

It takes a while for that to come in.

Neither approach is necessarily wrong, it just depends how you look at it. It also should come as a shock to nobody that both NBC and ABC are touting Nielsen numbers that happen to benefit themselves.

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The bottom line is “Roseanne” has received higher ratings than “Sunday Night Football” to-date. The cutoff is really the part in question, and everyone has a reasonable claim here to do what they are doing.

Going forward, the really issue will be Roseanne Barr’s sustainability with America. It’s currently unclear if “Roseanne” will finish the season at No. 1. The show seems to have leveled off, which makes it a bit more predictable — but the revival’s limited delayed viewing trends seem to suggest that the rest of the run will not finish with a “6” in front of each episode’s demo rating, making it somewhere between “possible” and “likely” that “Sunday Night Football” will rule again in the end.

Still, there ain’t no shame in being the top entertainment series of the season, or even the top comedy — check out how well that has worked for CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory.” Stay tuned to TheWrap to see how this all plays out.

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Variety, PBS SoCal Announce Lineup for Eighth Season of ‘Variety Studio: Actors on Actors’

Variety and PBS SoCal Koce have announced the lineup for the eighth season of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.”

The Emmy Award-winning series will air in two episodes on PBS SoCal Koce, the first on Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. and the second on Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. Both episodes will stream on pbssocal.org following their premieres.

This year’s lineup of pairings includes: Issa Rae (“Insecure”) with Michael B. Jordan (“Fahrenheit 451”); Laura Dern (“The Tale”) with Angela Bassett (“9-1-1”); Tiffany Haddish (“The Last O.G.”) with John Legend (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”); Benedict Cumberbatch
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Claire Foy Is Ready to Return to 'The Crown' Whenever They Will Have Her (Exclusive)

Now that the hit Netflix series The Crown will be jumping forward in time for Season 3, Claire Foy, 34, has surrendered the role of Queen Elizabeth II to Olivia Colman, an actress a decade her senior. But as far as Claire and co-star Matt Smith, 35, who played Prince Philip, are concerned, it's not goodbye forever. "Matt and I have said to the team...we will come back if you will have us," Claire tells Life & Style. (Photo Credit: Netflix) Though she couldn't take the part back from Olivia, there's always the possibility of flashbacks. "I would return, of course [to film flashback scenes]," she says. "It would be a joy to go back." Saying goodbye, even if only temporarily, to the show that earned her a Golden Globe hasn't been easy on Claire. "I'm going to miss my friends on the show," she admits to Life & Style. "It's been a huge part of my life.
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Will ‘The Americans’ make an Emmy comeback for Best Drama Series like ‘Homeland’ did?

Will ‘The Americans’ make an Emmy comeback for Best Drama Series like ‘Homeland’ did?
It took a while for “The Americans” to catch on at the Emmys. Over the course of its first three seasons the drama about deep-cover Soviet spies earned just a handful of nominations, but then in 2016 it earned five nominations including Best Drama Series, Best Drama Actor (Matthew Rhys) and Best Drama Actress (Keri Russell). Unfortunately, it fell back out of the Drama Series race in 2017, but can it make a comeback in 2018 for its sixth and final season, which is currently airing? Another espionage drama managed to return to the top category after a gap year: “Homeland.”

Showtime’s “Homeland” had a markedly different Emmy trajectory. It was a huge hit with the TV academy right out of the gate, winning six Emmys in 2012 for its first season, including Best Drama Series and lead acting prizes for both Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. It was nominated again in the
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Britney Spears Honored At 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD, the world’s largest Lgbtq media advocacy organization, honored Britney Spears, Jim Parsons and outstanding Lgbtq images in film and television at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

Video: Britney Spears sends message of acceptance & love | 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the Lgbtq community and the issues that affect their lives.

Logo will exclusively air the ceremony on April 18 at 8pm Et/Pt.

Comedian Wanda Sykes hosted the event that included a smash performance by Superfruit. Halle Berry, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ryan Murphy, Adam Rippon, Gus Kenworthy, Rachel Bloom, Wilson Cruz, Trace Lysette, Anthony Rapp, Jazz Jennings, Tommy Dorfman, Zeke Smith, and Ben Feldman were among the special guests.

The 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Gilead, Ketel One Family-Made Vodka,
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The Predator reshoots have reworked “three-quarters of the third act”

Having originally been slated for release in February, 20th Century Fox and Shane Black’s reboot The Predator was pushed back to August, before settling – for the time being – on a September release date.

It was recently announced that the film would be undergoing two weeks of reshoots, and actor Keegan-Michael Key has now revealed to Cinema Blend that the additional photography has wrapped, and focussed on reworking the film’s third act.

“We just finished [reshoots] last week, and just about three-quarters of the third act was rewritten. And Shane Black is… he’s just a consummate professional, and a consummate writer. He’s a wordsmith! It was a really, really exhilarating experience, and I think that he’s still one of our most vibrant writers of cinema.”

Given the numerous delays, lack of promotional material, and word of these reshoots, it’s understandable that some fans are feeling a
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