Netflix Is Dropping 30 Rock and More of Your Favorites in October
Netflix is doing their own version of The Purge this October, dropping favorites like 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights and One Tree Hill.
Although many other shows are also getting the Netflix axe -- including Louie, The Wonder Years and Malcolm in the Middle -- 30 Rock's departure truly feels like the end
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- Sadie Gennis
‘In The Cloud’: Crackle Sets Cast As Production Begins
Nora Arnezeder (Safe House), Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment), Justin Chatwin (Shameless), Tomiwa Edun (The Hour) and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad) have been cast in Crackle's upcoming sci-thriller In the Cloud., from Imperative Entertainment and Automatik. Production is underway in London and Manchester, England, on the 90-minute feature expected to release in December on the streaming network. In the Cloud takes place in the near future after dozens of people are killed in… »
‘American Idol,’ ‘The Voice’ Nab Top Host Talent for Top Dollar
When ABC announced in May that it had closed a deal to return “American Idol” to television, it did so with the help of a high-priced star. The network announced that pop singer Katy Perry would anchor the judge’s table on the rebooted unscripted juggernaut.
Perry, it was soon learned, would make $25 million for her work on the first season of the new “Idol.” The move to secure her set off a scramble for talent in the unscripted arena that would see A-listers such as Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Scooter Braun courted to launch or reinvigorate unscripted franchises to compete with the new version of one of television’s most successful shows.
When “American Idol” originally launched in 2001, the most famous name attached was that of Paula Abdul — a second-rung pop singer whose biggest hits were a decade behind her. But as ABC and producer FremantleMedia prep the new “Idol,” they »
- Daniel Holloway
‘Game Of Thrones’: Another Potential Prequel In Works
There is a fifth potential Game of Thrones prequel series in the works, and this one hails from GoT co-executive producer Bryan Cogman, Deadline has confirmed. The project is currently in early development. HBO noted earlier that there is no set timetable for the possible series, and all will be evaluated when scripts are completed. The fifth possible prequel was mentioned cryptically by George R.R. Martin in a blog post a few months ago. HBO confirmed back in the spring… »
Variety’s 2017 Reality Leaders
From competition shows to docuseries, Variety spotlights 2017’s reality leaders. »
- Danielle Turchiano
Fall TV Predictions: Lost Spinoff, Super This Is Us Plan, Rent Meets Disney (?!), Freshman Hits & Misses and More
Here at TVLine, we have spent the past few months diligently sharing often-exclusive intel on what will happen as the much-anticipated 2017-18 TV season unfolds.
But what about what might happen?
RelatedFall TV: Your Handy Calendar of 100+ Premiere Dates
As is tradition, the TVLine staff hereby serves up its Fearless Fall TV Predictions, where last season will walked away with a fairly typical 28 percent success rate. So out of our 35 forecasts in the attached slideshow (click here for direct access), which 10 or so do you think are most likely to pan out?
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“Better Things” Season 2 Premiere Recap and Review
Season 2 of the popular television series “Better Things” kicked off with its premiere episode on September 14, 2017. It was a party that Sam pulled out all the stops for. Great food, live music, the kids having fun playing a game of Truth of Dare, couples recently divorced and Max’s new boyfriend. It was a fun filled way to start off the new season, with a few surprises. Growing up too fast? The Fox family has gone through a year of changes, and more than anyone, sixteen-year-old Max. The “A Man For Max” episode presents her new boyfriend, who
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- Dana Hanson-Firestone
The Bold and the Beautiful: Ridge Is Enjoying Rubbing Things In Bill’s Face
The Bold and the Beautiful fans are not surprised to see that Ridge is taking a great deal of delight in all that’s going on with Bill in his life. They love watching as he takes it upon himself to try and make Bill’s life worse. He is loving that his own son kicked him out of his own company and is making him sit down on the sidelines and watch as he changes everything in is life. This makes him very, very happy. There are few things Ridge appreciates more. Except, of course, for the fact that Bill’s wife
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- Tiffany Raiford
Stranger Things Isn't the Only Great Thing Coming to Netflix in October
Stranger Things 2 is far and away the biggest thing coming to Netflix in October (it drops Oct. 27), but it's by no means the only thing coming. Here at TV Guide, we're equally excited about Mindhunter, the streaming service's criminal profiler drama series from David Fincher. That one arrives on
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- Liam Mathews
‘The Good Place’ Boss on Season 2: More Michael, More POVs, More Individual Torture
Mike Schur’s latest NBC comedy, “The Good Place,” is about to break its own format. After the first season finale revealed the so-called “good place” was really just an elaborate setup within “the bad place,” orchestrated as a new way of torture by architect Michael (Ted Danson), the second season plans to explore what happens after Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and her new friends have their memories wiped and dropped right back in the experiment again.
Variety spoke with Schur ahead of the season 2 premiere about how to keep a show interesting when the audience’s knowledge is ahead of the characters.
The first few episodes of season 2 seem to be more from Michael’s perspective than Eleanor’s. Is that a trend that will continue throughout the new season?
Yes, that was the big idea, really, of how we could make it an interesting show in a situation where everyone’s memories are erased, ’cause »
- Erin Nyren
What Is Happening in the Overwatch World Cup?
E-sports has been becoming more and more popular in recent times. However, some games have been becoming more popular than others in this regard for the simple reason that some kinds of games are better-suited for competition than others. For example, it is difficult to imagine people getting excited about watching people compete in a single-player story-driven RPG. In contrast, it is much easier to see people wanting to watch either a Moba or a Fps shooter such as Overwatch. Like its name suggests, the Overwatch World Cup is a competition between teams from 32 countries and regions from all
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- Nat Berman
‘America’s Got Talent’ Hits Ratings Highs With Performance Finale
The Season 12 penultimate episode of NBC's America's Got Talent on Tuesday night drew 14.3 million total viewers and a 2.9 rating in adults 18-49 (Live+same day) to deliver the long-running variety series’ most-watched Tuesday telecast in six years and the highest-rated among 18-49 in three years. Last night’s show edged last year’s performance finale by 4% in 18-49 (2.9 vs. 2.8) and 2% in total viewers (14.32 million vs. 13.97 million). It also surged (up 23% and 26%)… »
‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoffs: Fifth Prequel Series in Works at HBO From Long-Time Writer and Producer
Winter isn’t even remotely over. Entertainment Weekly reports that yet another “Game of Thrones” prequel series is in the works at HBO — though there are no guarantees that any, let alone all of them will get the green light — joining the four that were previously announced in May. This one comes from long-time “Got” writer and co-executive producer Bryan Cogman, who reportedly “worked closely” with author and creator George R.R. Martin in developing the drama spinoff.
Cogman has been with the hit HBO series since its very first season, when he was initially hired as an assistant to showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss. Over the years, Cogman has penned a number of the series’ signature episodes, including “Stormborn,” “The Laws of Gods and Men,” and “Kissed by Fire.” He’s also on deck to pen a new version of the Disney classic “The Sword in the Stone.”
- Kate Erbland
Hillary Clinton To Colbert: Trump Speech “Dangerous”; President Snipes Back – Update
Update, with Trump tweet Apparently responding to Hillary Clinton’s appearance on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert, President Donald Trump says Clinton allowed North Korea to “research and build Nukes” while she was Secretary of State. “Crooked Hillary now criticizes,” Trump tweeted today. And he takes a swipe at “Bill C” as well, possibly an acknowledgement that Bill Clinton was, well, the president. See his tweet below. Previous Tuesday Hillary Clinton’s appearance… »
‘The Good Place’ Review: Season 2 Finds Comedic Paradise in Plenty of Fresh Surprises
[Editor’s note: The following review contains spoilers for Season 1 of “The Good Place.” If you have not yet seen said season, we highly recommend that you do so before reading any further. Thank you.]
In a year filled with on-screen clowns of all kinds, none are as satisfying as the ones in the foyer of “The Good Place” home of Eleanor Shelstrop. During the opening minutes of the pivotal Season 1 finale, Michael (Ted Danson) delivers an ultimatum to the small group gathered, and is immediately undercut by a pair of sliding doors that close to reveal a giant, painted Pagliacci. Everyone who saw the rest of that episode certainly had some big revelations to take away from it, but it’s tiny moments like that (and the accompanying carnival music, of course) that made “The Good Place” Season 1 one of the most satisfying TV experiences in recent memory.
Good news (or mixed, depending on your level of coulrophobia): those garish paintings are just a handful of the many Good Place details that make their return in Season 2. But despite those returning characters and scenic details, »
- Steve Greene
Hillary Clinton Gives Stephen Colbert Ratings Boost In Post-Emmy ‘Late Show’
Hillary Clinton helped The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to a household late-night ratings win Tuesday. With Clinton’s visit, The Late Show‘s first telecast following a week off as Colbert hosted the Emmys delivered 2.8 rating in overnight metered markets. Clinton couldn’t quite match Anthony Scaramucci, whose post-dismissal Late Show interview on August 14 delivered an all-time high overnight rating of 3.1. Last night’s 2.8 rating was the highest Late Show overnight… »
The Fuller House Season 3 Trailer Broken Down
Get ready for all the feels and a heady dose of nostalgia as we prepare to binge watch season three of Fuller House, coming to Netflix Friday, September 22nd, 2017. If you aren’t a fan of spin offs, it might just be time to change your tune. Season One of the reboot was greeted with massive ratings (hello nineties kids turned parents) and an equally eager audience for season two. Netflix knows how to keep a good thing going and has ordered a total of eighteen episodes for the third season. Unlike previous seasons, they’re going to divide this one
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- Nat Berman
Aflac’s Duck Takes Wing With Disney’s ‘Duck Tales’ in Ad Pact
“Duck Tales” fans should prepare to welcome another famous fowl to the cartoon clan of quackers who star in Disney’s revered animated series – for about 30 seconds, that is.
The Aflac Duck, that vociferous champion of insurance, will make an appearance in a commercial with Donald Duck and his nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie as well as the other mallards, ganders and geese that populate the animated adventure program. Disney recently revived the series, which previously enjoyed a heyday as a syndicated offering for kids between 1987 and 1990, on its Disney Xd cable outlet. The commercial, which will also be distributed via social media and in video on demand, will never appear within the show itself, said Jerry Daniello, senior vice president of integrated marketing at Disney ABC Television Group.
The team-up will mark the first time Aflac has aligned its popular duck with TV characters – real or animated, says Gail Galuppo, senior »
- Brian Steinberg
Once Upon a Time: Rebecca Mader to Return for Multiple Season 7 Episodes
Finally, the moment you were hoping would come (as a certain song goes) — Rebecca Mader is returning to ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
TVLine has learned exclusively that the onetime series regular is set to return for multiple Season 7 episodes. No further details could be confirmed at this time — including whether she again will be playing Regina’s sister Zelena aka the Wicked Witch.
“I am beyond thrilled to be returning to make magic with my beloved Once Upon a Time family,” Mader, who made her debut on the fantasy series midway through Season 3, tells TVLine. “I’m excited for this next chapter. »
America's Got Talent Season 12 Finale: Who Will Win? (And Who Should Win?)
IcymiLast Night’s America’s Got Talent Performances Recap
While I don’t think it’s possible to predict how all 10 of the remaining acts will fare — what do I look like, one of the Clairvoyants?! — I think it’s safe to guess which hopefuls will land in the final four:
4. Mandy Harvey: This 29-year-old deaf singer has consistently wowed the judges all season; putting her disability aside, Simon Cowell says she has a “current” sound, »
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