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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Flash, Grey's, Outlander, The 100, Blue Bloods, Suits, You, Htgawm, Elementary and More

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Question: Is Grey’s Anatomy really going to kill off Meredith’s father? — Hallie

Ausiello: Given that Richard told Grey back in “Flowers Grow Out of My Grave” that Thatcher was in hospice with only a few weeks to live, the prognosis sure ain’t good. And when I recently asked Ellen Pompeo about Scandal vet Jeff Perry’s previously announced return as Mer’s estranged dad, all she’d disclose was that although “it’s a sad episode,
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Netflix adds 8.8m subscribers, reveals viewing figures

International subscriber base climbs to 80.8m.

Netflix touted the success of its original productions - and revealed some rare viewing figures - as it announced that it added a bigger than expected 8.8m paid subscribers (1.5m in the Us and 7.3m internationally) during the fourth quarter of 2018.

This brings global subscribers to 139.26m, 25.9% up on the total at the end of 2017.

In its letter to shareholders, Netflix revealed (without independent verification) that Susanne Bier’s original feature Bird Box will be seen in more than 80m households in the first four weeks of streaming.

In the earnings interview streamed on YouTube,
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Netflix global membership grows to 139m

International subscriber base climbs to 80.8m.

Netflix gained another 8.8m paid subscribers – 1.5m in the Us and 7.3m internationally – during the fourth quarter of 2018, boosting its global subscriber total to 139.26m, 25.9% up on the total at the end of 2017.

Announcing its fourth quarter financial results, the streaming giant forecast that it will add another 8.9m paid subscribers in the first quarter of 2019, 7.3m of them internationally and 1.6m in the Us.

Netflix said the fourth quarter gain, which was bigger than it had expected at the beginning of the quarter, brings international subscriptions to 80.77m and the Us tally to 58.49m.
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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings: “We Compete So Broadly” That HBO, Disney Only Matter “On The Margin”

  • Deadline
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos say original programming is starting to overtake acquired fare and its platform has scaled to the point that linear rivals like HBO and Disney are not principal’s main rivals.

Those were two of the key takeaways from Netflix’s fourth-quarter earnings interview, the company’s answer to the traditional earnings call. This quarter’s edition was moderated by Eric Sheridan, an analyst with Ubs.

Sheridan asked Hastings to expand on his quarterly letter to investors released before the call, in which he wrote, “We compete with (and lose to) Fortnite more than HBO” — an unmistakable jab at the company whose uber-boss once dismissed Netflix as the “Albanian army.” In the earnings interview, he elaborated, “I think of it as us winning time away – entertainment time – from other activities. So instead of doing Xbox and Fortnite or YouTube or HBO or a long list,
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The Best British TV Show of Last Year Was Not Bodyguard, It Was Informer

One of the UK TV events of the year during 2018 was Bodyguard, a dark six-part drama starring Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes. Over 10 million people watched the finale (that's 15 percent of the entire UK population), and everyone was talking about it. The show was quickly picked up by Netflix in the Us, and won a Golden Globe.

There's no denying that Bodyguard was good, but the runaway success of the series meant that another show that started soon after - and was arguably even better - didn't get the publicity it deserved. Informer hit UK TV screens on Oct. 16, just a couple of weeks after Bodyguard's hyped finale, and those who didn't tune in definitely missed out. Luckily, Informer is just hit Amazon Prime Video, so you don't have to be one of them.

Both shows feature law enforcers working in London, but while Bodyguard centered on a special police officer protecting a politician,
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The Best British TV Show of Last Year Was Not Bodyguard, It Was Informer

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The Best British TV Show of Last Year Was Not Bodyguard, It Was Informer
One of the UK TV events of the year during 2018 was Bodyguard, a dark six-part drama starring Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes. Over 10 million people watched the finale (that's 15 percent of the entire UK population), and everyone was talking about it. The show was quickly picked up by Netflix in the Us, and won a Golden Globe.

There's no denying that Bodyguard was good, but the runaway success of the series meant that another show that started soon after - and was arguably even better - didn't get the publicity it deserved. Informer hit UK TV screens on Oct. 16, just a couple of weeks after Bodyguard's hyped finale, and those who didn't tune in definitely missed out. Luckily, Informer is just hit Amazon Prime Video, so you don't have to be one of them.

Both shows feature law enforcers working in London, but while Bodyguard centered on a special police officer protecting a politician,
See full article at Popsugar »

Martin Clunes Crime Drama ‘Manhunt’ Becomes ITV’s Highest-Rated New Drama Since ‘Broadchurch’ As 9M Tune In

Martin Clunes Crime Drama ‘Manhunt’ Becomes ITV’s Highest-Rated New Drama Since ‘Broadchurch’ As 9M Tune In
British crime drama Manhunt, starring Doc Martin’s Martin Clunes, has become ITV’s highest rated new drama since the launch of Broadchurch in 2013. Is it this year’s Bodyguard?

The drama, which is produced by Buffalo Pictures and written by Ed Whitmore (Silent Witness), averaged 8.7M viewers across its three episodes, according to ITV, rising to 9M when online viewing was included. Growing from an overnight average of 6M, the catch up figures mean the show has become the most watched program of 2019 so far.

To put that into context, Bodyguard, the smash hit of 2018, opened with 6.7M live viewers with the first episode adding over 3M viewers to 10.4M after on-demand and catch-up viewers were added, making it the biggest new drama launch in the UK in ten years.

The show, which was picked up by streaming service Acorn in the U.S., stars Clunes as Detective Colin Sutton,
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Fantastic Beasts Star Fiona Glascott Reveals What It Is Like to Wave a Wand from Harry Potter

Fantastic Beasts Star Fiona Glascott Reveals What It Is Like to Wave a Wand from Harry Potter
is best known for her role as Professor Minerva McGonagall in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, but she has long been a fan of the famous franchise.

With a busy year ahead, Glascott, 36, spoke to People about all things Harry Potter and also gave a little insight into her world.

Aside from her roles in the critically-acclaimed film Brooklyn (opposite Saoirse Ronan) and BBC2/Showtime series Episodes (as Matt LeBlanc‘s ex-wife), Glascott has also dabbled in theater across the pond, where she currently resides with her husband and daughter.

Before you start seeing her all over the big screen,
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Critics' Choice Awards: The Americans, Mrs. Maisel, Acs: Versace Win Big

Critics' Choice Awards: The Americans, Mrs. Maisel, Acs: Versace Win Big
The Americans, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story were the big victors at Sunday’s 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, which honored the year’s biggest achievements on screens both big and small.

Scroll down for the complete list of TV winners, then drop a comment with your reaction(s).

Best Drama Series

The Americans (FX) — Winner

Better Call Saul (AMC)

The Good Fight (CBS All Access)

Homecoming (Amazon)

Killing Eve (BBC America)

My Brilliant Friend (HBO)

Pose (FX)

Succession (HBO)

Best Actor In A Drama Series

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor (ABC)

Diego Luna,
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‘Informer’ Review: Solid Counterterrorism Drama For Anyone ‘Bodyguard’ Left Cold

“Informer” is a show in which people die, a certainty that’s presented mere minutes into its opening episode. The new Amazon Prime Video series begins with an act of wanton violence not merely to thrust audiences into a world of brutality and warped justification, but to show that there is a cost to the six-part story about to unfold.

It’s not rooted in miraculous feats of bravery or redemptive acts that can wipe away years of misleading and uncertainty. It’s a pursuit of justice and public safety that acknowledges a human price at the beginning of each chapter. In the context of an unfolding story about policing, intelligence gathering and the informants recruited to be literal eyes and ears in those efforts, “Informer” also fashions a story that reevaluates how much that potential price is worth it.

“Informer,” which originally premiered on the BBC last fall and
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Critics’ Choice TV Awards predictions 2019: Complete racetrack odds in all 17 categories

Critics’ Choice TV Awards predictions 2019: Complete racetrack odds in all 17 categories
We’re just days away from the 2019 Critics’ Choice TV Awards, which will be held Sunday, January 13 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. Taye Diggs (“All American”) hosts this year’s gala on the CW network in a ceremony that also honors film. The TV awards are presented by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association and honor programs that aired within the 2018 calendar year. Scroll down to see Gold Derby’s racetrack odds in all 17 television categories, with projected winners highlighted in gold.

Our odds are calculated by combining the predictions of more than 900 Gold Derby users who have entered their picks here in our predictions center. That includes Expert journalists we’ve polled from top media outlets, Gold Derby’s Editors who cover awards year-round, our Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s Critics’ Choice TV Awards, and everyday Users like you.

See 33 jaw-dropping
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ITV Studios Boss Makes Push for More Drama, International Growth

  • Variety
When ITV CEO Carolyn McCall unveiled her strategy refresh late last year, content was one of three key pillars. That put ITV Studios firmly in the spotlight, and its boss, Julian Bellamy, is the exec tasked with delivering growth across the production business.

International expansion is in the cards, but on the home front, ITV Studios is coming off a banner year. As Bellamy speaks to Variety at ITV’s new digs in London’s Holborn district, where the company moved after vacating its previous home on the banks of the Thames, ratings figures have just landed.

Five shows made by production companies that are part of the ITV Studios stable – “Bodyguard,” “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here,” “Vera,” “Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway,” and long-running soap “Coronation Street” – were among the top 10 most-watched shows in the U.K. in 2018.

The list doesn’t include sun-and-fun reality program “Love Island,
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TV Review: ‘Informer’

  • Variety
The trouble with the format popular among British dramas — a scant number of episodes, standing alone or else subject to years’-long hiatuses between installments — is that fans are bound to be left wanting more. But for everyone who felt a hankering for more propulsive counterterrorism drama after the recent Netflix import “Bodyguard,” with its relatively meager six episodes, can be comforted by Amazon’s “Informer.” Like “Bodyguard,” it’s been brought over from a first airing in the U.K. (where it played on the BBC), and like that show, too, it foregrounds a transporting, granular depiction of contemporary London. While it’s at times glutted with incident and could use a bit less complication and a bit more springy tension, it still makes for a compelling and, finally, rewarding binge.

The story begins with a crystalline moment of horror, as a pair of Londoners’ seeming meet-cute is interrupted by an act of terror.
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Critics’ Choice TV predictions: Matthew Rhys, is your acceptance speech ready yet for ‘The Americans’ final season?

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Critics’ Choice TV predictions: Matthew Rhys, is your acceptance speech ready yet for ‘The Americans’ final season?
Seven leading men are nominated for Best Drama Actor at the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards: Freddie Highmore (“The Good Doctor”), Diego Luna (“Narcos: Mexico”), Richard Madden (“Bodyguard”), Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”), Billy Porter (“Pose”), Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”) and Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”). According to Gold Derby’s racetrack odds, Rhys had better prepare his Critics’ Choice acceptance speech as he’s predicted to win for the final season of “The Americans.” The awards air Sunday, January 13 on the CW network in a ceremony that honors both film and TV.

SEE33 jaw-dropping Critics’ Choice TV Awards snubs: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ Sterling K. Brown, Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Patrick Melrose’ …

Our racetrack odds favor Rhys to take home his first prize at the Critics’ Choice Awards after winning the Emmy Award last September for FX’s dearly departed spy drama. He is the pick of these six Experts from major
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Richard Madden Gave His Parents a Shout-Out at the Golden Globes, and It'll Make You Swoon

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Richard Madden Gave His Parents a Shout-Out at the Golden Globes, and It'll Make You Swoon
Getting bruised, bloodied, and battered in Bodyguard has officially paid off for Richard Madden. After the 32-year-old Scottish actor got tongues wagging with his suave red carpet appearance at the Golden Globes, he hit the stage to accept the award for best actor in a TV drama on Sunday night.

"Thank you very much to the HFPA, I didn't see this coming at all," he began, before thanking his parents (who he noted flew all the way from Scotland for the big night), saying, "I wouldn't be here without you." So sweet!

Madden, who previously starred on Game of Thrones, made a splash in Netflix's UK-set thriller, which went from a sleeper hit to a serious awards contender over the past few months. In it, Madden plays a veteran with Ptsd who's assigned to protect a controversial politician who has received negative attention for her controversial policies. Fortunately the
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‘The Americans’ is the 1st Golden Globe series champ without a matching acting win in 7 years

‘The Americans’ is the 1st Golden Globe series champ without a matching acting win in 7 years
The Americans”‘ farewell tour continued Sunday with its first Golden Globe win — and it was a big one, Best Drama Series. It did not win either of its acting categories, for Emmy champ Matthew Rhys or Keri Russell, making it the first show to take home a series Globe without a corresponding acting award since “Modern Family” in 2012.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association often likes to pair its series wins with an acting award. For the previous six years, all of its drama and comedy/musical series champs saw at least one of its actors triumph.

2018: “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Elisabeth Moss; “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and Rachel Brosnahan

2017: “The Crown” and Claire Foy; “Atlanta” and Donald Glover

2016: “Mr. Robot” and Christian Slater; “Mozart in the Jungle” and Gael Garcia Bernal

2015: “The Affair” and Ruth Wilson; “Transparent” and Jeffrey Tambor

2014: “Breading Bad” and Bryan Cranston
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These Richard Madden Pictures Are So Hot, They'll Set Your Heart on Fire

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These Richard Madden Pictures Are So Hot, They'll Set Your Heart on Fire
Richard Madden first caught our eye when he played Winterfell heartthrob Robb Stark on Game of Thrones, and we've been in love ever since. Though his character meets a tragic end in season three, the Scottish actor has continued to steal our hearts on screen. Hello, he was literally Prince Charming in the live-action adaptation of Cinderella in 2015. Most recently, the actor has gained critical acclaim for his role on Netflix's Bodyguard and recently took home a Golden Globe for best actor in a drama series. In honor of his recent win for the show, take a look at some of his hottest moments over the years.

Related: Yes, Richard Madden Is Talented - but He Also Looks Really Good With His Shirt Off
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Golden Globes Party Report: Emily Blunt, Olivia Colman, Richard Madden Lead British Invasion (Photos)

  • The Wrap
Golden Globes Party Report: Emily Blunt, Olivia Colman, Richard Madden Lead British Invasion (Photos)
Mary Poppins Returns,” “The Favourite” and “Bodyguard” stars join the 76th Golden Globe Awards party scene.

A Quiet Place” power couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt spent Saturday afternoon at the BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party presented by Jaguar Land Rover at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her role in “Mary Poppins Returns,” Blunt’s fellow Brit Olivia Colman would take home the trophy the following day.

Richard Madden (pictured arriving at the BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party) has gone from being best known as the ill-fated Robb Stark on “Game of Thrones” to winning a Best Actor Golden Globe for Netflix drama “Bodyguard.”

“Who Is America?” creator Sacha Baron Cohen came as his real self with actress/wife Isla Fisher, arriving in a very British Jaguar F-pace vehicle.

Onscreen rivals in “The Favourite,
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Golden Globes 2019: What the TV Winners Mean for the Emmy Race

Film is the top dog at the Golden Globes, as a night of surprises often sends Hollywood scurrying to reassess what might happen at the Oscars. After all, the ceremonies are only separated by a handful of weeks, and Fyc campaigns are already in full swing — the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s picks can sway Academy voters one way or the other, either through the victor’s speeches or general bandwagon jumping.

But TV fans shouldn’t turn a blind eye to the unpredictable, even outrageous, awards show. Even with more than six months separating the shows, Emmy futures shifted Sunday night. But some of the odd choices in the 76th annual ceremony also illustrated an adjustment in how we see the Globes.

Over the years, the Globes have earned a reputation as the awards-season kingmaker — they often crown unexpected champions as a way of exerting their influence over the industry.
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Golden Globes: 9 Things You Didn’t See on TV

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Golden Globes: 9 Things You Didn’t See on TV
The reason that the Golden Globes are often billed as Hollywood’s best party is that it’s really the only awards show that feels like a fun wedding with tons of celebrity guests. The 76th edition of the ceremony held on Sunday night included its share of left-field surprises — such as “Bohemian Rhapsody” winning best picture, drama, over “A Star is Born” — but inside the ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the trophies almost feel like an afterthought.

The actors in attendance drink, get up, mingle, and hang out at an outdoor smoking balcony just at the back of the room. The fact that there’s so much background noise on TV isn’t an accident. The guests, particularly those not seated by the stage, are too busy talking to each to other to actually watch the show. Here are the nine biggest secrets from inside the ballroom that
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