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Starz TV Show Ratings (updated 7/16/19)

While Starz execs aren't tied to the ratings like regular commercial channels, they have to air programs that will keep viewers subscribed. Which of their shows will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.

Scripted Starz shows listed: American Gods, Ash Vs Evil Dead, Black Sails, Blunt Talk, Counterpart, Da Vinci's Demons, The Girlfriend Experience, The Missing, Now Apocalypse, Outlander, Power, The Rook, The Spanish Princess, Survivor's Remorse, Sweetbitter, Vida, and The White Princess.

Last update: Most recent ratings added for The Rook and Sweetbitter.

There's lots of data that execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series. The ratings for initial airings don't play as large a role as they do on commercial stations but they are still an indication of how popular a show is. Here's an updated listing of the
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Olivia Munn Got Frustrated With How Little Bryan Singer Knew About Her ‘X-Men’ Character

Olivia Munn Got Frustrated With How Little Bryan Singer Knew About Her ‘X-Men’ Character
Olivia Munn worked with Bryan Singer on 20th Century Fox’s 2016 superhero tentpole “X-Men: Apocalypse,” in which she starred as the villainous mutant Psylocke. The movie was a bomb with film critics and fans, and apparently making the film wasn’t exactly pleasant for Munn. During a recent video interview with GQ (via The Playlist), Munn said that it was frustrating working with Singer and “Apocalypse” screenwriter Simon Kinberg because they knew next to nothing about her mutant character.

“When I was doing ‘X-Men,’ I was actually surprised that the director and the writer didn’t even know that Psylocke had a twin brother,” Munn said. “And I had to talk to them about a lot of different things about Psylocke and some other parts of the world that they didn’t even know, and that, as a fan, was very frustrating.”

Munn isn’t the only “X-Men” cast member
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Olivia Munn on Her Two Rules for Taking on Any Role and Why She Joined ‘The Rook’

The supernatural spy thriller The Rook, airing with eight episodes on Starz, follows Myfanwy Thomas (Emma Greenwell), a woman who wakes up at London’s Millennium Bridge with no memory and no way to explain why she’s surrounded by a circle of dead bodies. While trying to piece her memories back together and figure out why she’s a target, she returns to the Checquy, where she’s a high-ranking official in what amounts to a secret service for people with paranormal abilities, in order to find answers about her own troubled past and to understand what she’…
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Olivia Munn, Jon Fletcher & Joely Richardson Shine At Premiere Of Hulu’s ‘The Rook’

The new TV series The Rook had its premiere in L.A. last week and the all its stars (from left to right) showed up on the red carpet – Adrian Lester, Emma Greenwell, Ronan Raftery, Olivia Munn, Jon Fletcher, and Joely Richardson. The series, now streaming on Hulu, was originally a novel of the same […]

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‘The Rook’ Star Emma Greenwell on How Myfanwy Is Like the Hulk

The supernatural spy thriller The Rook, airing with eight episodes on Starz, follows Myfanwy Thomas (Emma Greenwell), a woman who wakes up at London’s Millennium Bridge with no memory and no way to explain why she’s surrounded by a circle of dead bodies. While trying to piece her memories back together and figure out why she’s a target, she returns to the Checquy, where she’s a high-ranking official in what amounts to a secret service for people with paranormal abilities, in order to find answers about her own troubled past and to understand what she’…
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Starz’s New Superpowered Spy Thriller ‘The Rook’ Heading To Comic-Con

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Exclusive: The Rook is bringing its intrigue to Comic-Con.

The superpowered fueled spy thriller that debuted June 30 on Starz is set for a panel July 19 in Room 6A of the San Diego Convention Center, I’ve learned. As you would hope for an inaugural appearance at the confab, The Rook’s stars Olivia Munn, Joely Richardson and Emma Greenwell will all be in attendance.

No word on who will be moderating the spyfest, but I do know it will take place starting at 6 Pm for those planning their Sdcc schedule.

Based on the often dark-humored 2012 novel by Daniel O’Malley, the series executive produced by Kari Skogland and Stephenie Meyer with showrunners Karyn Usher and Lisa Zwerling traces the steps and global-protecting lower-grade spycraft of Greenwell’s Myfanwy Thomas as she tries to reconstruct her memories after waking up in a very unusual situation underneath London’s Millennium Bridge.

Faking
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The Rook: Is the Starz TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

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Will Myfanwy Thomas (Greenwell) learn the truth? Has The Rook TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Starz? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Rook, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

What's This TV Show About?

A Starz fantasy spy thriller based on the 2012 Daniel O’Malley novel, The Rook stars Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson, Adrian Lester, Olivia Munn, Jon Fletcher, Ronan Raferty, Catherine Steadman, Gina McKee, Ruth Madeley, Eleanor Matsuura, Shelley Conn, Tamsin Topolski, Barry Atsma, Luke Roberts, James D’Arcy, Michael Karim, and Michael Mcelhatton. The supernatural series follows Myfanwy Thomas (Greenwell), who awakens in the rain at London’s Millennium Bridge, but has no memory and cannot
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The Rook: Season One Ratings

As a premium cable network, Starz doesn't have to please ad buyers. Instead, it has to please paid subscribers. So while the Nielsen ratings don't play into cancellation and renewal decisions in the same way, they do give us a rough idea of which TV series attract and retain viewers. This summer, The Rook TV show makes its debut on Starz. Will the first season provide the kind of programming viewers want? Will The Rook be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.

A Starz fantasy spy thriller based on the 2012 Daniel O’Malley novel, The Rook stars Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson, Adrian Lester, Olivia Munn, Jon Fletcher, Ronan Raftery, Catherine Steadman, Gina McKee, Ruth Madeley, Eleanor Matsuura, Shelley Conn, Tamsin Topolski, Barry Atsma, Luke Roberts, James D'Arcy, Michael Karim, and Michael McElhatton. The supernatural series follows Myfanwy Thomas (Greenwell), who awakens
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Olivia Munn Criticizes Quentin Tarantino for ‘Pushing Past Abusive Behavior’ Without ‘Earning’ It

Olivia Munn Criticizes Quentin Tarantino for ‘Pushing Past Abusive Behavior’ Without ‘Earning’ It
Olivia Munn’s recent appearance on BuzzFeed News’ “AM2DM” morning show to promote her new Starz series “The Rook” turned noteworthy when she took a moment to call out Quentin Tarantino and the Affleck brothers. The actress was talking about redemption in the #MeToo era and how it’s possible as long as an abuser earns it. In the case of Tarantino and both Casey and Ben Affleck, Munn says they haven’t and have simply pushed their way past their problematic behavior.

“When most people mess up, we have to go to the back of the line and earn our way back up,” Munn said. “But then, there are these certain men who, when they mess up they kind of go, ‘Oops, sorry, my bad,’ and then just resume their place in line.”

Munn continued, “There are going to be people that are hoping they can just push
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The Rook

Network: Starz.

Episodes: Ongoing (hour).

Seasons: Ongoing.

TV show dates: June 30, 2019 — present.

Series status: Has not been cancelled.

Performers include: Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson, Adrian Lester, Olivia Munn, Jon Fletcher, Ronan Raftery, Catherine Steadman, Gina McKee, Ruth Madeley, Eleanor Matsuura, Shelley Conn, Tamsin Topolski, Barry Atsma, Luke Roberts, James D'Arcy, Michael Karim, and Michael McElhatton.

TV show description:

Based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Daniel O'Malley, The Rook TV show comes from executive producers and showrunners Lisa Zwerling and Karyn Usher. The fantasy spy thriller follows Myfanwy Thomas (Greenwell), who awakens in the rain at London’s Millennium Bridge, but has no memory and cannot explain the circle of corpses surrounding her.

Myfanwy
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The Rook: Season One Viewer Votes

How well does Myfanwy Thomas handle all that happens during the first season of The Rook TV show on Starz? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like The Rook is cancelled or renewed for season two. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the season one episodes of The Rook here.

A Starz fantasy spy thriller based on the 2012 Daniel O’Malley novel, The Rook stars Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson, Adrian Lester, Olivia Munn, Jon Fletcher, Ronan Raftery, Catherine Steadman, Gina McKee, Ruth Madeley, Eleanor Matsuura, Shelley Conn, Tamsin Topolski, Barry Atsma, Luke Roberts, James D'Arcy, Michael Karim, and Michael McElhatton. The supernatural series follows
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Starz's The Rook Premiere: Grade It

Starz's The Rook Premiere: Grade It
“Dear you: If you are reading these words but don’t remember writing them, then I’m afraid I failed. You have survived several immediate threats, but you are in danger.”

So begins a highly unsettling note Myfanwy Thomas (played by Emma Greenwell, Shameless) finds in her pocket at the start of The Rook, Showtime’s adaptation of Daniel O’Malley’s supernatural-spy novel. Even more unnerving: Myfanwy has just woken up alongside London’s Millennium Bridge, in the rain, among several dead bodies wearing latex gloves.

Myfanwy’s frantic and frazzled efforts to figure out just what the frilly
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The Rook Review: Starz Drama Is Heavy on Plot, But Light on Character

Myfanwy Thomas wakes up at Millenium Bridge in London surrounded by dead bodies. 

She doesn't know how she got there, or what happened to the bodies. That's the hook for new Starz drama The Rook, which premieres tonight at 10/9c. 

To say the series is a disappointment would be the understatement of the century. It leaves behind many parts of what made the novel it's based on a success.

It would have probably worked better if it was more faithful to the novel. 

Emma Greenwell (Shameless) takes on the lead role and does her best as her character pivots her way through the dumbest of scenarios. 

Related: Get Starz via Prime Video Channels for Captivating Original Series & Hit Movies!

Four episodes were provided to critics ahead of the debut, and the show doesn't start getting exciting until the third episode. 

It's difficult to see past the clunky dialog, and plot
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The Rook: 4 Things to Know About Starz's Sleek, Supernatural Thriller

There are mystical powers afoot in the premiere of Starz’s The Rook, but as the series’ protagonist Myfanwy quickly learns, you’ve gotta pay pretty close attention to get a sense of exactly what’s going on.

On the surface, Starz’s adaptation of Daniel O’Malley’s 2012 novel looks like a sleek, tense spy thriller. Agents representing a deep subset of a British governmental agency go on clandestine missions, following orders issued from a headquarters that gleams like an Apple Store. But then you meet the agent who’s a singular consciousness inhabiting four bodies, or hear about
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Your Guide to The Rook's Complex Terminology

Your Guide to The Rook's Complex Terminology
Starz's supernatural spy series The Rook is complex. It's based on a twisty novel by Daniel O'Malley, and it draws from the fantasy and espionage genres, which both create their own jargon. So there's a lot of unfamiliar terminology in The Rook, but TV Guide is here to help explain it. At the

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‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Yesterday,’ and ‘Legion’ Reviews – IndieWire Weekly Roundup

‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Yesterday,’ and ‘Legion’ Reviews – IndieWire Weekly Roundup
After the destruction of “Endgame,” the Marvel Cinematic Universe officially kicks off again with this weekend’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” While the film marks a new beginning for the sprawling franchise, another Marvel series is coming to an end, with FX’s “Legion” airing its final season. In between, there’s a new Paul Thomas Anderson project, Danny Boyle’s Beatles fantasy, and two politically-charged miniseries. Keep reading for a roundup of all of IndieWire’s reviews from this week!

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SeriesFest Pilots ‘Currency’ And ‘Brooklyn Moving Company’ Take Jury Prizes

SeriesFest has wrapped its fifth edition in Denver after handing out juried awards to 15 winners.

Beyond the pilot competition, highlights of the June 21-26 festival, inlcuded panels featuring Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos and a team of executives and collaborators from Shondaland. NBC fall drama Bluff City Law had its world premiere, and Starz rolled out the first episode of The Rook. Stevie Wonder and Usher performed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver, continuing the mostly TV-focused festival’s annual music undercurrent.

Currency, a drama imagining a “green-out” that threatens the capitalist system, captured Best Drama Pilot honors as well as the Audience Award. Best Comedy Pilot went to Brooklyn Moving Company, which depicts movers who burst into song and dance.

Jurors screened 53 pilots at the Sie FilmCenter, the arthouse multiplex that is the year-round home of Denver Film. (See the full list of winners below.)

“This year’s pilots
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‘The Rook’ Review: A Silly, Slow, Semi-Superhero Story on Starz

‘The Rook’ Review: A Silly, Slow, Semi-Superhero Story on Starz
The Rook” opens on a woman named Myfanwy – let me stop right there. Apparently, this name originated in Wales, but it is undoubtedly a distinct name in America. Myfanwy. Here, it’s not pronounced My-fan-wy or even, as Old Welsh custom suggests, Muh-vahn-wee. Instead, it rhymes with “Tiffany” — as one character bluntly puts it early on — and yet even with that easy, if illogical, comparison, whenever someone shouts “Myfanwy!”, it sounds like they’re sneezing, or pretending not to have exclaimed “My fanny!” It sounds like they’re in a science-fiction show set on another planet, instead of a drama in modern day London.

This name is a problem, but keeping a name from the popular source material — Daniel O’Malley’s book — isn’t the real problem. “Myfanwy” illustrates the series’ crippling identity crisis, as paradoxical narrative choices force it into opposite directions, tearing it apart and leaving viewers
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The Rook Review: Somehow, This Drama Makes Dead Bodies and Olivia Munn Seem Dull

The Rook Review: Somehow, This Drama Makes Dead Bodies and Olivia Munn Seem Dull
When a TV series opens with a character awakening in the rain surrounded by dead bodies and with no idea how she got there, it's hard not to want to find out what happens next. So it's almost an achievement that Starz's new series The Rook manages to diminish that desire one scene at a time by

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What to Stream the Weekend of June 28

What to Stream the Weekend of June 28
Summer TV is coming in hot with galaxy brain limited series and deliciously snackable dramas. This weekend alone, we have the return of TV's trippiest comic book adaptation with Season 3 of Legion; a paranormal British spy thriller called The Rook; and a Showtime's take on the rise and fall of the

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