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Fox 2017-18 Season Ratings (updated 4/26/18)

During the regular 2016-17 season, Fox aired 11 new or revived scripted shows and seven of them won't be back for the 2017-18 season. How will the network do in the ratings this time around? How many of their TV shows will be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned.How do the execs decide what to cancel or keep? They look at a lot of different factors but the ratings play a very large role. The higher the ratings, the better chances a show has of surviving.Fox shows this season (so far): 9-1-1, Bob's Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Exorcist, Family Guy, The Four: Battle for Stardom, Ghosted, The Gifted, Gotham, Hell's Kitchen, The Last Man on Earth, La to Vegas, Lethal Weapon, Lucifer, MasterChef Junior, The Mick, New Girl, The Orville, The Resident, Showtime at the Apollo, The Simpsons and The X-Files.Read More…
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How ‘The Orville’s Production Designer Created The Two-Story Spaceship For “Aspirational” Series – Production Value Video Series

This week, Deadline’s Production Value video series continues its space exploration with Seth MacFarlane sci-fi series The Orville, as Emmy-nominated production designer Stephen Lineweaver takes us behind the scenes and into the Fox show’s titular space vessel. Beginning his career in the art department in 1984—with credits over the years including Tommy Boy, Jerry Maguire and Role Models—Lineweaver has over the past seven years found a strong collaborative relationship…
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Family Guy: Season 15 Ratings

Last season, Family Guy dropped again in the ratings. Thanks to its numbers in the 18-49 demo though, it remained one of the top 10 scripted Fox TV series, so it seems less likely to be cancelled than other shows. Still, the sitcom is aging, and Seth MacFarlane debuted The Orville this fall -- a live-action sci-fi comedy. Could the end possibly be nigh? Will Family Guy be cancelled or renewed for season 16? Stay tuned. A Fox animated comedy, Family Guy centers on Peter Griffin, his family and friends, and their crazy mishaps in the Rhode Island town of Quahog. The voice cast includes MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, and Mike Henry **Status update, below.Read More…
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The Lost In Space Show That Disappeared

With the new series now on Netflix, Neil Calloway looks at a previous attempt to bring the Lost in Space to TV…

You’ll probably be familiar, if only by name or a vague recollection of a repeat when you were a kid, of the original 1960s Lost in Space, a campy pre-Star Trek sci-fi TV show about the Robinson family who, you guessed it, are lost in space. In 1998, thirty years after the original show ended, a big budget, big screen remake came out and did moderately well at the box office but wasn’t exactly showered with praise by the critics.

All was quiet on the Robinson family front until this new outing, but that wasn’t meant to be the case. About 15 years ago, another attempt was made to bring Lost in Space back to the small screen.

Titled The Robinsons: Lost in Space, a pilot
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Emmy Awards Calendar: Here Are The Key Dates for 2018

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Emmy Awards Calendar: Here Are The Key Dates for 2018
Emmy campaigning is now practically a year-round event, just as the explosion in original content for cable and streaming media has permanently altered the traditional television calendar. More series and longform events are being held until April and May, in order to make it to Emmy eligibility and be top of mind as voting begins. Networks also now find that they can combo their tune-in and Emmy campaigns into one, allowing for one marketing exercise to support the other.

Then there’s the explosion in For Your Consideration events, as Television Academy members could, if they wanted to, attend a screening and panel discussion (and yes, they’re usually catered) almost every night of the week through April, May and June. Plus, streaming services like Netflix and Amazon have taken things one step further by renting out spaces and creating their own Emmy destinations.

Here’s the calendar of events for the 2018 Emmy season,
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Ratings: Roseanne Revival Opens Huge, Biggest Sitcom Telecast in 3-1/2 Years

The premiere numbers for ABC’s Roseanne revival were even bigger than the laughs it delivered.

The classic comedy returned on Tuesday to 18.2 million total viewers and a 5.2 demo rating (across its double-episode run, per finals), easily marking this TV season’s biggest launch — besting even Young Sheldon‘s premiere, which did 17.2 mil/3.8 leading out of Big Bang Theory.

Suffice to say, Will & Grace‘s own revival launch (10.2 mil/3.) trails far behind, as do the series premieres of The Good Doctor (11.2 mil/2.2) and an NFL-boosted The Orville (8.6 mil/2.7).

ABC notes that Roseanne returned to an audience larger than its
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The Orville: Season Two; Star Trek: Voyager Actor Returning to Fox Series

A familiar face is coming back to The Orville. TVGuide reports Star Trek: Voyager star Robert Picardo will return for season two of the Fox TV show.Set in the 25th century, the sci-fi comedy follows the crew of the U.S.S. Orville as they face off against dangerous alien races and their own personal issues. The cast includes Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, and Norm Macdonald.Read More…
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‘Sneaky Pete’ Relocating Production to California to Receive Tax Credit

The Amazon series “Sneaky Pete” is relocating production for its third season from New York to California, and has been approved conditionally to receive a $9.2 million tax credit from the Golden State.

The California Film Commission made the announcement on Monday, noting that “Sneaky Pete” will employ nearly 250 cast, 220 crew, and 2,510 extras. The series plans to spend more than $53 million in qualified expenditures — defined as the portion of total expenditures allocated for wages to below-the-line workers and payments to in-state vendors.

The relocation makes “Sneaky Pete” the 13th TV series to relocate to California under its three-year-old expanded tax credit program.
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44th Annual Saturn Awards Nominations Include It, Get Out, The Shape Of Water, Channel Zero, The Walking Dead, Twin Peaks

Representing everything from the haunted town of Derry to the place both "wonderful and strange" that is Twin Peaks, the 44th Saturn Award Nominations have officially been announced.

The winners for the 44th annual Saturn Award nominations will be selected in June. In the meantime, we have the full list of nominations below (including seven nominations for AMC's The Walking Dead, nine nods for Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, and a leading 14 nominations for Black Panther), and you can learn more about the nominations and how to become a voting member at a special rate to support your favorite films and TV series on Saturn Awards' official website.

Press Release: Los Angeles – March 15, 2018 – Marvel’s “Black Panther” not only took the world by storm, but earned an impressive 14 nominations, including Best Comic-to-Film, Best Actor (Chadwick Boseman), Best Actress (Lupita Nyong’o), Best Supporting Actor (Michael B. Jordan
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The Star Wars TV Series Could Be The Boost The Franchise Needs

Neil Calloway says the new series might save the galaxy…

It’s been rumoured and planned for a long time, but this week finally brought the news that Jon Favreau will write and produce a live action Star Wars TV series. It’s news that will make Disney’s shareholder’s happy – countless people will sign up for their forthcoming streaming service purely for the show – and it should make fans of the films happy too; it’s just what the franchise needs now.

The Last Jedi provoked strong reactions, and Disney are apparently bracing themselves for Solo: A Star Wars Story to take a hit. I don’t have high hopes myself. A TV show, away from the main characters but rooted in the same mythology, could be the best element of the franchise for some time.

It’s become a cliché to talk about the superiority of television to film,
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‘Star Wars’: Lucasfilm’s False Promise for Behind-the-Scenes Diversity Continues With Jon Favreau TV Series

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If Lucasfilm was looking for an exuberant reaction to the news that Jon Favreau would be writing and executive producing a new live-action TV series set in the “Star Wars” universe, picking International Women’s Day to announce it was perhaps not a great choice.

Per the official announcement, Favreau will be developing the series for Disney’s new “direct-to-consumer platform” — aka Disney’s own personal version of Netflix, which it has been developing for launch in 2019.

Favreau’s hiring isn’t too much of a surprise, given his long history of working on Disney-related projects, and he certainly has the relevant experience to take on a project of this scale. But the fact that Disney and Lucasfilm have yet to give a non-white man the opportunity to spearhead a “Star Wars” project on any sort of creative level cannot be ignored.

So, in the official announcement, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy
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‘Good Doctor’ Renewed for Season 2 at ABC

ABC has renewed freshman hit “The Good Doctor” for a second season.

The medical drama has been the undisputed freshman hit of the 2017-2018 season. It is currently averaging a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.8 million viewers per episode in the Nielsen Live+Same Day ratings, making it the second highest-rated show on ABC, behind only “Grey’s Anatomy.” It’s continued strong ratings, both in Live+Same Day and in delayed viewing, all but guaranteed the show a second season. ABC previously picked it up for a full season after airing just two episodes.

Freddie Highmore stars as Dr.
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Seth MacFarlane Reveals His "Big Problem" With the Oscars Year After Year

Seth MacFarlane Reveals His
It's safe to say Seth MacFarlane isn't completely impressed with the Academy. When the 2018 Oscars occurred Sunday night, the comedian and actor couldn't help but watch to see who would win the biggest awards of the night. And while The Orville creator and Family Guy writer didn't want to dismiss this year's well-deserved nominees, Seth couldn't help but wonder why so many dramas are nominated. "Here's another big problem with the Oscars no one talks about: It's 99% drama," he explained to his 14 million followers. "Until a movie like Bridesmaids or Airplane! gets a Best Picture win or even a nomination, it's all conspicuously incomplete. Get Out is a breath of...
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‘Get Out,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Win Publicists Awards for Top Campaigns

‘Get Out,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Win Publicists Awards for Top Campaigns
Hollywood publicists have named Universal’s “Get Out” and Netflix’s second season of “Stranger Things” as the top publicity campaigns of 2017.

Get Out” won the Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Motion Picture Award over Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” TriStar Pictures’ “Baby Driver,” Paramount’s “Daddy’s Home 2,” Fox’s “The Greatest Showman,” and Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman.”

The awards were presented Friday by the International Cinematographers Guild at the 55th annual Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Megan Bendis, Universal’s exec VP of domestic publicity, and Mark Markline, Universal’s senior VP of international publicity, accepted the award and noted that the studio actually ran two campaigns — one for the theatrical release a year ago, which stunned Hollywood with more than $250 million in worldwide box office; and an awards-season campaign, culminating in four Academy Award nominations.

“It’s not often that you get a chance to
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Josh Stewart, Floriana Lima, Giorgia Whigham join The Punisher Season 2 cast

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When Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) makes his return to Netflix for the second season of his solo series, a few new faces will be joining the cast of those caught in The Punisher's vengeful wake. As of this afternoon, Deadline has exclusively announced that Josh Stewart (The Collector), Floriana Lima (Supergirl), and Giorgia Whigham (The Orville) have been cast as series regulars for the upcoming season of... Read More...
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‘The Orville’: Chris Johnson Set To Recur On Season 2 Of Seth MacFarlane’s Fox Dramedy

Chris Johnson (47 Meters Down) is set for a recurring role on the upcoming second season of The Orville, Seth MacFarlane’s Fox space dramedy. Johnson will play a new character aboard the ship. The Orville stars MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J. Lee, Mark Jackson and Chad L. Coleman. Jessica Szohr was recently announced as a new regular for Season 2. Created and written by MacFarlane, The Orville is produced by…
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Jessica Szohr joins The Orville season 2 as series regular

Deadline is reporting that Gossip Girl and Shameless star Jessica Szohr has become the first new addition to the cast of Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville, with the actress signing on as a series regular for the show’s second season.

Szohr’s role is being kept under wraps, but she will portray a new crew member on board the ship.

Created by Seth MacFarlane, The Orville features a cast that includes MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J. Lee and Mark Jackson.

See Also: Exclusive Interview: Mark Jackson on The Orville, working with Seth MacFarlane and Jon Favreau, and more

Although reviews were mixed, the show proved to be a big success for Fox in terms of its audience, giving the network its most-viewed drama debut since Empire in 2015 and leading to an early renewal in November. The second season is expected to
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The Orville: Season Two; Jessica Szohr (Shameless) Joins Fox TV Show

The Orville: Season Two; Jessica Szohr (Shameless) Joins Fox TV Show
The Orville has some new company. Deadline reports Jessica Szohr has joined season two of the Fox TV show. Set in the 25th century, the sci-fi comedy follows the crew of the U.S.S. Orville as they face off against dangerous alien races and their own personal issues. The cast includes Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki,
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The Orville Adds Jessica Szohr to Its Season 2 Crew

The Orville Adds Jessica Szohr to Its Season 2 Crew
Granted, I’ve only been covering the TV thing for 20 or so years, but I spy a possible new complication for The Orville‘s nearly reconciled Ed and Kelly.

Gossip Girl grad Jessica Szohr has boarded the Season 2 cast of the Fox dramedy, our sister site Deadline reports, playing a new crew member on the titular exploratory space vessel.

Starring Seth MacFarlane and Adrianne Palicki as space-travelling colleagues/former marrieds, The Orville was renewed two-thirds of the way through its freshman mission, which averaged 4.3 million weekly viewers and a 1.3 demo rating. Series boss MacFarlane shared at TCA last month that
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