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‘The Bachelorette’ Is the Only Show Up in TV Ratings This Summer vs Last

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‘The Bachelorette’ Is the Only Show Up in TV Ratings This Summer vs Last
Out of the dozens of summer broadcast shows, only one* was up in ratings from last year: “The Bachelorette,” will you accept this rose?

With a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 vs. a 2.0 last summer, “The Bachelorette” is up 5% year over year. Those ratings include a week of delayed viewing for each episode.

A two-year high for the dating competition’s recent season finale sealed that claim.

Also Read: ABC and Univision's Dem Debate Lands 14 Million Total Viewers - More Than CNN's, Less Than NBC's

That asterisk above wasn’t a typo, by the way. The Monday episodes of ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” are technically up 6% year over year at this point in the summer, according to Nielsen’s “most current” ratings. “Most current” numbers count a week of delayed viewing for each episode — but the delayed-viewing numbers for a few Summer 2019 “Bachelor in Paradise” episodes are not yet available.
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Wbtvg Directors’ Workshop Graduates Set To Helm Episodes Of ‘Legacies’, ‘Riverdale’, ‘Blindspot’ and Others

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Graduates from Warner Bros. Television Group’s (Wbtvg) Directors’ Workshop class of 2019 are all ready to sit in the director’s chair. All participants of this year’s program have booked directing assignments on upcoming episodes of a Wbtvg series. On top of that, two of the directors have gone on to secure additional assignments — before even helming their first episode.

The Wbtvg Directors’ Workshop looks to discover new and innovative talent, prepare directors from other creative fields or the transition to television, and spur diversity and inclusion by providing increased opportunities for female directors and directors from ethnic minority groups. Since its inception in 2013, the Wbtvg Directors’ Workshop has helped to launch or further the TV directing careers of more than 50 women and/or people of color.

Below are the graduates from the Directors’ Workshop class and their directing assignments for the upcoming 2019–20 television season.

Bola Ogun is set
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Fox Sets Guest Voices For Animation Domination Block Including Jim Parsons, John Legend, Holly Hunter & Asia Kate Dillon

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Fox has set a slew of celebrity guest voices for the return of its Sunday night Animation Domination block including John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Asia Kate Dillon, Jim Parsons and Holly Hunter.

The block, which first ran between 2005-14, returns on September 20 with The Simpsons at 8 p.m., new series Bless The Harts at 8:30, Bob’s Burgers at 9 and Family Guy at 9:30.

The Simpsons, which is enterting its 31st season, will feature spots from Legend and Teigen, Dillon, Parsons, Silicon Valley’s Zach Woods, Life In Pieces’ Fortune Feimster, NCIS: New OrleansScott Bakula and Avengers: Endgame directors Joseph and Anthony Russo as well as previously announced John Mulaney, Bob Odenkirk, Jason Momoa and anthropologist Jane Goodall.

Bless the Harts, which was created by Emily Spivey and features comedy stars including Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell and Ike Barinholtz, will also feature guest spots from Feimster,
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‘The Simpsons’ Adds John Legend, Chrissy Teigen as Guest Stars for Season 31

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‘The Simpsons’ Adds John Legend, Chrissy Teigen as Guest Stars for Season 31
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen will make their voice-guest starring debut on “The Simpsons” for the upcoming season of the long-running Fox animated comedy, the network announced at the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday.

But they aren’t the only famous faces who will be lending their vocals to Fox’s Sunday “Animation Domination” lineup this fall, with a roster of A-listers including Jason Momoa, Bryan Cranston, Niecy Nash, Megan Mullally, Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen and Billy Eichner set to guest star on “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Family Guy” and new series “Bless the Harts.”

See below for the full guest lineup released by Fox for the animated shows, which will premiere their new seasons Sept. 29:

Also Read: Fox Entertainment Names Sony Pictures TV Vet Amy Carney Chief Operating Officer

The Simpsons

The 31st season of The Simpsons, the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history,
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Strand Releasing Acquires James Sweeney Comedy ‘Straight Up’

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Exclusive: Strand Releasing has acquired the American Rights to James Sweeney’s feature film debut Straight Up which made its premiere earlier this year at Frameline in San Francisco and screened at Outfest in Los Angeles. Strand Releasing is slating a U.S. theatrical release in the spring.

Written, directed and starring Sweeney, the comedy follows Todd (Sweeney), a persnickety half-virgin diagnosed with Ocd who thinks maybe he was socially conditioned to be gay. Rory (How To Get Away With Murder‘s Katie Findlay) is a whip-smart aspiring actress with her own set of insecurities, sexual and otherwise. Over time, Rory’s stagnant career and Todd’s self-doubt begins to dismantle their odd couple routine, despite their unwillingness to let each other go.

“We’re thrilled to have James’ singular and humorous vision, his knack for snappy dialogue and smart visuals are inspired by period screwball comedies and create such
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‘Tommy’: Thomas Sadoski To Co-Star In CBS Drama Series In Recasting

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‘Tommy’: Thomas Sadoski To Co-Star In CBS Drama Series In Recasting
Exclusive: Thomas Sadoski is staying at CBS. Less than three months after the network canceled praised family comedy series Life in Pieces after four seasons, one of its stars, Thomas Sadoski, has been tapped for a series-regular role opposite Edie Falco in the network’s upcoming midseason drama series Tommy in a recasting.

Sadoski will play the charming, seductive and morally complex second-term mayor of Los Angeles, who appoints Tommy (Falco) as the first female police chief in the city’s history, only to wonder what he’s gotten himself into. He takes over the role played by David Fierro in the pilot.

Tommy, from the Bull team of co-creator Paul Attanasio and producer Amblin TV, stars Falco as Abigail “Tommy” Thomas, a former high-ranking NYPD officer who becomes the first female Chief of Police for Los Angeles. She uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to navigate the social,
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Michael Urie, Thomas Sadoski, Maulik Pancholy Among Cast Of Broadway-Bound ‘Grand Horizons’

Michael Urie, Thomas Sadoski, Maulik Pancholy Among Cast Of Broadway-Bound ‘Grand Horizons’
Michael Urie, Thomas Sadoski, Ashley Park, Maulik Pancholy and Priscilla Lopez have been cast in Broadway’s upcoming Grand Horizons, the Bess Wohl play to be directed by Leigh Silverman at the Hayes Theatre beginning in December.

The Second Stage Theatre production is set for a strictly limited 10-week engagement, with previews starting December 20 and an official opening on January 23, 2020.

The full creative team includes scenic design and costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Jen Schriever, and sound design by Palmer Hefferan.

Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Wohl’s new comedic play, co-commissioned by Williamstown Theatre Festival and Second Stage Theater, charts a family’s reaction to the sudden break-up of a 50-year marriage. As described by Second Stage: “Bill and Nancy have spent fifty full years as husband and wife. They practically breathe in unison, and can anticipate each other’s every sigh,
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Will Joey King (‘The Act’) follow in big sis Hunter King’s Emmy footsteps? Hunter won twice for ‘Young and the Restless’

Will Joey King (‘The Act’) follow in big sis Hunter King’s Emmy footsteps? Hunter won twice for ‘Young and the Restless’
At just 19 years old, Joey King earned an Emmy nomination for Best Movie/Mini Actress for her role in the Hulu anthology series “The Act.” But she’s actually not the first member of her family to make the cut at the Emmys. Her older sister Hunter King has two trophies on her mantel for her work in daytime TV as Summer Newman on “The Young and the Restless.”

The King sibs are young adults now, but they have been acting since they were children. Hunter got her start in the 2000s with guest-starring roles in shows like “Roswell,” “Dexter” and “ER,” in addition to a big-screen appearance in Steven Spielberg’s “A.I. Artificial Intelligence.” She got a big break in 2012 (when she was still a teenager) by joining the cast of “Y&r” as Summer Newman, the daughter of Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) and Nick (Joshua Morrow). That role has
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First Trailer for 'Ode to Joy' with Martin Freeman & Morena Baccarin

"She's everything I've ever avoided... I'm drawn to her like a moth!" IFC Films has debuted the first trailer for an indie romantic comedy titled Ode to Joy, the latest feature made by producer / filmmaker Jason Winer. Based on a true story originally featured on the radio show "This American Life", Ode to Joy is a hilarious and touching look at what happens when we stop being afraid and let ourselves truly live. Martin Freeman stars as Charlie, a man who has a rare condition called cataplexy, which causes him to lose control of his muscles and freeze up whenever he is overcome by strong emotion, particularly joy. How does someone like that find love and feel joy? That's what this film is all about. Morena Baccarin stars as his love interest, and the cast includes Melissa Rauch, Jake Lacy, Shannon Woodward, Jane Curtin, Ellis Rubin, Jackie Seiden, & Adam Shapiro.
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Mbti® Of Life In Pieces Characters

Life In Pieces has just ended its four-season run, and fans will miss the Short family and all of their wild antics. This multi-generational sitcom is funny but has a sweetness to it that is sometimes missing from the genre. Whether Jen is bossing around Greg or the parents/grandparents are acting super in love, each episode has countless great moments.

Related: The 10 Best TV Shows Of 2019 (So Far), According To Rotten Tomatoes

Since the show is now, sadly, over, it's the perfect time to take a look at the characters and their MBTIs. Read on to find out the MBTIs of Life In Pieces characters.
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Performer of the Week: Reese Witherspoon

Performer of the Week: Reese Witherspoon
The Performer | Reese Witherspoon

The Show | Big Little Lies

The Episode | “The End of the World” (June 23, 2019)

The Performance | It can be tough to sympathize with Madeline Martha Mackenzie. As we’ve seen throughout Big Little Lies‘ run, she can be judgmental, petty and, frankly, downright mean. But in the HBO drama’s latest installment, Witherspoon managed to make us feel profoundly sad for the Monterey mom, as Madeline began to unravel while her marriage did the same.

When the hour began, Madeline did what she does best when confronted with hard truths: She got defensive. In a marriage counseling session with Ed,
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Democratic Debate Night 2 Viewership Hits All-Time Debate High For Party Of Fdr, JFK & Hrc – Update

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Update, 12:01 Pm: Looks like the viewership estimations for the second Democratic debate were as conservative as frontrunner Joe Biden.

With 18.1 million tuning in to see Sen. Kamala Harris school the former VP, the simulcast across NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo is officially the most watched debate that the party of Fdr, Jkf, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton has ever had.

Topping the previous high of the CNN-hosted and Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders-led yakfest of October 2015 by 2.6 million, last night’s debate also had 9 million viewers and 14 million video views across all platforms such as NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, Telemundo.com, NBC News Now on Ott devices, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Which means, CNN better get its engines roaring for the next set of Dems debates that it is hosting in Motor City next month

Previously, 8:39 Am: The second night of the first Democratic debate of the
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Y&r's Hunter King Says a Heartfelt Goodbye to Life In Pieces

After four years filled with laughter and tears, Life In Pieces has come to an end. The Young And The Restless' Hunter King (Summer) wrote a bittersweet, heartfelt goodbye note to the CBS sitcom and the talented cast along with a series of backstage pics she took over the years. "Tonight is the series finale of Life In Pieces... crazy how fast these four years have flown by," she mused. "This first picture was from the beginning of season two when I had just become a series regular, and saw 'Clementine' posted on my trailer. I was so excited and had to get a picture with it, even though you can’t see what the hell it says, ha ha! I’m so grateful for these last few years and the memories I have made from filming such an amazing show with such great people. Thank you for letting me play Clementine.
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Life in Pieces: Series Finale Wasn't Intended to End CBS Sitcom

What's in store for the series finale of Life in Pieces? Recently, creator Justin Adler spoke with TVInsider about the end of the CBS TV show.

The family sitcom, which is currently in its fourth and final season, follows four branches of the Short family tree. Although they’re a big happy clan, that doesn’t mean there are no awkward moments amidst their funny and moving milestones. The cast includes Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister-Jones, Colin Hanks, Angelique Cabral, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, Dan Bakkedahl, Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett, Giselle Eisenberg, and Hunter King.

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The TVLine-Up: What's Leaving, New and Returning the Week of June 23

The TVLine-Up: What's Leaving, New and Returning the Week of June 23
This weekly feature is in addition to TVLine’s daily What to Watch listings.

With nearly 500 scripted shows now airing across broadcast, cable, streaming and whatever “Vrv” is, it’s easy to forget that a favorite comedy is returning, or that the new “prestige drama” you anticipated is about to debut. So consider this our reminder to set your DVR, order a Season Pass, pop a fresh Memorex into the Vcr… however it is you roll.

This week, you’ll find 10 finales (including the series finale of Life in Pieces), five premieres (including Big Brother and The Hills revival) and more.
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We Finally Have More Details About The Craft's Reboot, Including Its Lead Witch

We Finally Have More Details About The Craft's Reboot, Including Its Lead Witch
A reboot of The Craft has been a long time coming with few details announced, but we finally have new reason to get excited. Cailee Spaeny will star in the remake, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 21-year-old actress has previously appeared in a few notable films, including Bad Times at the El Royale and On the Basis of Sex.

Back in February, Robin Tunney confirmed the reboot is happening for the very first time, and that she might even star. She told etalk, "They are still remaking it. Zoe Lister-Jones is writing it. And I may or may not do it. I'm so proud of that movie. It was the first lead I ever had and it's a movie young girls today still watch at sleepovers. It's girl power and I'm so proud of it. I'm So proud of it."

As it turns out, Zoe Lister-Jones is not only writing it,
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We Finally Have More Details About The Craft's Reboot, Including Its Lead Witch

We Finally Have More Details About The Craft's Reboot, Including Its Lead Witch
A reboot of The Craft has been a long time coming with few details announced, but we finally have new reason to get excited. Cailee Spaeny will star in the remake, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 21-year-old actress has previously appeared in a few notable films, including Bad Times at the El Royale and On the Basis of Sex.

Back in February, Robin Tunney confirmed the reboot is happening for the very first time, and that she might even star. She told etalk, "They are still remaking it. Zoe Lister-Jones is writing it. And I may or may not do it. I'm so proud of that movie. It was the first lead I ever had and it's a movie young girls today still watch at sleepovers. It's girl power and I'm so proud of it. I'm So proud of it."

As it turns out, Zoe Lister-Jones is not only writing it,
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Cailee Spaeny in Talks to Star in ‘The Craft’ Remake

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Cailee Spaeny in Talks to Star in ‘The Craft’ Remake
Cailee Spaeny is in negotiations to star as one of the young witches in Sony Pictures’ remake of 1996’s “The Craft” for Blumhouse and Red Wagon Entertainment.

Robin Tunney starred in the original, portraying a new arrival at a high school who’s sought out by three students, played by Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True. The trio had been dabbling in witchcraft, and Tunney’s arrival enables all four to become adept at magic, but the new coven disintegrates when Balk’s character misuses her new power. The movie was a strong box office performer, earning $55 million on a budget of $15 million.

Life in Pieces” star Zoe Lister-Jones will write and direct. Doug Wick, the producer of the original “The Craft,” will return in the same capacity along with partner Lucy Fisher through their Red Wagon banner. Jason Blum is also producing and his Blumhouse is co-financing. Fisher
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‘Holey Moley’ Premiere Outdrives Competition In ABC’s Summer Debut

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ABC rolled out its Thursday summer competition lineup last night, with the mini-golf hybrid Holey Moley scoring primetime’s top rating in its debut. That result edged out Fox’s premiere of Spin the Wheel at 9 Pm, though that bow teamed with MasterChef gave the network the nightly win in the demo.

CBS, which after repeats of The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon aired back-to-back new episodes of Life in Pieces and Elementary, won the night overall in total viewers.

Young Sheldon sneaked past Holey Moley for the night’s most watched show. Still, the ABC offering scored the network’s best summertime number at 8 Pm with regular programming in four years, and its best summer series debut overall since
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Ratings: ABC’s ‘Holey Moley’ Tees Off, Lands Atop Thursday Leaderboard

Ratings: ABC’s ‘Holey Moley’ Tees Off, Lands Atop Thursday Leaderboard
Holy Moly: ABC’s “Holey Moley” series premiere was Thursday’s No. 1 show on broadcast. Fox’s start for the Dax Shepherd-hosted “Spin the Wheel” was No. 2.

Unfortunately for ABC, debuts for “Family Food Fight” and “Reef Break” dragged down the network’s primetime averages. Fox, which doesn’t air national programming in the 10 o’clock hour, was actually the top-rated net among adults 18-49 last night.

CBS finished first in total viewers on Thursday.

Also Read: 'Yellowstone' Season 2 Premiere Draws 3.9 Million Viewers, Most-Watched Cable Premiere of the Summer

Fox was first in ratings with a 0.8 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average of 3.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. “MasterChef” at 8 p.m. had a 0.7/4 and 2.8 million viewers. At 9, “Spin the Wheel” started to a 0.8/4 and 3.4 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 0.7/4 and second in viewers with 3.5 million.
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