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EXCLUSIVE: TV pilots’ role is to serve as a prototype for a series. Sometimes, networks make changes to that prototype when they proceed to mass production with a series order, which unfortunately affects talent. Two of ABC’s newly picked-up series, The Rookie‘s Feds spinoff, headlined by Niecy Nash, and the Gina Rodriguez-starring comedy Not Dead
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On the eve of the 2022 Upfronts, broadcast networks cancelled more than a dozen series, adding to a long list of TV shows that have ended in the past year, are about to wrap or are going dark in 2023. The gallery above contains a compendium of the cancellations going back to August 2021, including
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ABC’s Kay Oyegun drama pilot has found its five therapists. Sendhil Ramamurthy (Never Have I Ever), Johnny Simmons (Girlboss), Rachel Hilson (Winning Time), Demetrius Grosse (Fear the Walking Dead) and Rahnuma Panthaky (NCIS: Los Angeles ) are set as leads opposite previously announced Marsha Stephanie Blake. The untitled hourlong project comes from 20th Television and
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We are 10 days away from the start of the traditional upfront week and a day into the new series pickup window, which kicked off yesterday with NBC’s order to the Quantum Leap pilot. Getting intel on broadcast pilots is harder than ever as that marketplace has contracted over the last five years but here
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The Oscars has people talking in a way the ceremony has not been able to in years. Unfortunately, it is not so much about the moving acceptance speeches or elaborate production numbers but an ugly incident, in which Oscar nominee (and eventual winner) Will Smith slapped presented Chris Rock after the latter had directed a
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In another 48 hours, we’ll know if it worked—the Oscar show’s Audience Replacement Therapy. Almost inevitably, total viewers for Sunday night’s Academy Awards telecast on ABC will rise from last year’s pathetic 10.4 million. The bar is very low, and other recent awards shows—the Emmys, SAG, Critics Choice—have all caught a bounce.  For the Oscars
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The Voice was Tuesday’s highest-rated primetime program for the fourth week in a row. The NBC singing competition was stable from last week and earned a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 6.60 million viewers, per fast affiliates. Last night’s episode bid farewell to Jeremy Rosado and Holly Forbes, who were among the 10 performers
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EXCLUSIVE: William Stanford Davis has joined the cast of ABC’s upcoming workplace comedy Abbot Elementary, opposite stars Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams and Janelle James. In Abbott Elementary, a group of dedicated, passionate teachers — and a slightly tone-deaf principal — are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against
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ABC’s Promised Land and Disney+’s The Mysterious Benedict Society are going to California. The two series have scored increased funding for relocating as part of the Golden State’s film and TV tax credits program. The California Film Commission said Monday that Touchstone TV’s Promised Land will receive $8.66 million for moving from Georgia, and 20th Century Studios’ Mysterious
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SPOILER ALERT: The following story contains details from the Season 2 premiere of ABC’s Big Sky. A couple of major twists and compelling new mysteries presented themselves in Big Sky‘s Season 2 opener, which saw John Carroll Lynch return from beyond the TV grave. In an interview with Deadline, the SAG Award winner confirmed the
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When George Segal passed away this March, Wendi McLendon-Covey and her collaborators on ABC comedy series The Goldbergs were put in a difficult situation—unable to pay tribute to him in Season 8, given that they were days away from wrapping production. The series’ EP and star promises, though, that in Season 9, the beloved actor
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SPOILER ALERT: The story includes details about the Season 3 finale of ABC’s A Million Little Things.  For a second consecutive year, the season finale of A Million Little Things ended with the question, Who hit Eddie? The incident, which left Eddie fighting for his life, was the big Season 2 finale cliffhanger. Tonight, Eddie received
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The Bachelorette returned to ABC without long-time host Chris Harrison and topped Monday ratings. Though the season 17 premiere bowed to 3.59M viewers and a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic, per early Nielsen Live+Same day numbers, it marked the lowest premiere in the series’ history. The top-rating program in the 8 to 10 p.m.
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