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All Other TV News
According to this list, which excluded news, sports, and The CW, these are the ten most-watched and least-watched series on network TV this year. (Had The CW been included, that least-watched list would be all CW shows.) The least-watched list does make me wonder why Mr. Mayor was canceled, and Grand Crew (which I do enjoy) was renewed, though. Maybe Mr. Mayor’s budget was too high? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
OK, I challenged you to guess how many TV shows there were out there a couple of months ago. Now I challenge you to guess how many minutes of TV Americans watched in the past 8 months. Go ahead, guess.
Bridgerton season three will skip ahead to Penelope and Colin’s story, instead of focusing on the subject of the third book, Benedict Bridgerton.
Netflix is now telling their employees to fucking quit if they’re offended by their offerings ~cough~ Dave Chappelle ~cough~.
NBC wanted The Office to go on for at least two more seasons. Thank God they turned it down — it went on far too long as it is.
The documentarians who made The Staircase say they feel betrayed by the creators of the HBO Max series’ portrayal of them, arguing that the limited series suggests that they gave Michael Peterson a favorable edit. (I mean, I’ve seen the documentary, and I think it’s pretty hard to argue that they didn’t give him a positive edit, but sure.)
Speaking of The Staircase, the production designers were able to recreate the house’s staircases precisely because the original house happened to be up for sale, and they were able to visit it several times.
- 9-1-1: Lone Star has been renewed for a fourth season on Fox.
- Call Me Kat has been renewed for a third season on Fox.
- Welcome to Flatch has been renewed for a second season on Fox.
- The Masked Singer has been renewed for an eighth season on Fox.
- Crime Scene Kitchen has been renewed for a second season on Fox.
- Black Mirror has been renewed for a sixth season on Netflix.
- I Am Shauna Rae; David & Annie: After the 90 Days and Loren & Alexei: After the 90 Days have all been renewed at TLC.
- Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party has been renewed at NBC.
- The Tournament has been greenlit at BBC.
- Pivoting has been canceled at Fox after one season.
- Our Kind of People has been canceled at Fox after one season.
- M.O.D.O.K. has been canceled at Hulu after one season.
- An animated version of Married … With Children with the original cast is being developed.
- Alert has been given a straight-to-series order at Fox.
- Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars has been ordered at Fox.
- Steal This House; Rehab Addict Lake House Rescue; Flip to A Million; and First Home Fix have been ordered at HGTV.
- BBQ USA; It’s CompliPlated; and Guy’s Ultimate Game Night have been ordered at Food Network.
- Barmageddon; The Chain: Alaska; Race for the Championship; Rust Hunters; Snake in the Grass; and Winter Watchman have been ordered at USA.
- Eva the Owlet has been ordered at Apple TV+.
- ABC has picked up Alaska; The Rookie: Feds; and Not Dead Yet as series. However, Not Dead Yet and The Rookie: Feds are reportedly being retooled.
- The ABC L.A. Law sequel is not moving forward.
- The comedy pilot Josep is not moving forward at ABC.
- Rodham, the alternative history series, is not moving forward at Hulu.
- Amber Ruffin and Jenny Hagel have signed an overall deal with NBCUniversal.
- The Chernobyl Disaster has been greenlit at Channel 5.
- Scared of the Dark, a reality series where celebrities live in the dark for a week, has been greenlit at Channel 4.
- Reba McEntire is joining the cast of Big Sky on ABC.
- Edie Falco will co-star in Bupkis on Peacock.
- Stephanie Beatriz will star in Twisted Metal on Peacock.
- Leslie Bibb will co-star in Mrs. American Pie on Apple TV+.
- Dolly Parton will star in Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas on NBC.
- Camila Cabello is joining The Voice as a judge, replacing Kelly Clarkson.
- David Tennant and Catherine Tate will be returning to Doctor Who next season.
- Tyler Hoechlin will return for Teen Wolf The Movie on Paramount+.
- Natasha Lyonne will host SNL this week with musical guest Japanese Breakfast.
- Mariska Hargitay will guest star on Law & Order this week on NBC.
- Michael Che is still teasing that he might leave SNL, and Lorne Michaels is adding fuel to that fires.
- Julie Walters and Clarke Peters will star in Truelove on Channel 4.
Mark Your Calendar
- The Boys returns on Prime Video on June 3.
- For All Mankind returns on Apple TV+ on June 10.
- Shoresy debuts on Hulu on May 27.
- Carpool Karaoke: The Series returns on Apple TV+ on May 27.
- Moonhaven will premiere on AMC+ on July 7.
- Basketball Wives returns on VH1 tonight.
- VH1 Couples Retreat debuts on VH1 tonight.
- Los Montaner will debut on Disney+ later this year.
- Once Upon a Time in Londongrad will come to Sky soon.
- The Old Man will premiere on FX on June 16; What We Do in the Shadows returns on July 12; Welcome to Wrexham will debut on August 24.
- The Bear will debut on Hulu on June 23; American Horror Stories returns on July 21; Reservation Dogs returns on August 3; The Patient debuts on Hulu on August 30.
- Little Demon will premiere on FXX on August 25.
- The 95th Annual Academy Awards will air on ABC on March 12.
- Say Yes to the Dress will return on TLC on July 9; Dr. Pimple Popper returns on July 13; My Big Fat Fabulous Life returns on August 9; Little Johnstons returns on August 16.
- Austin Dillon’s Life in the Fast Lane will premiere on USA on June 23.
- Next Level Chef will return on Fox immediately following the Super Bowl on February 12.
- This Fool will debut on Hulu on August 12.
- Fantasy Island has been pushed back to the Fall on Fox, from its original return date on May 31.
Richard C. Wald, Former president at NBC News and a senior vice president at ABC News
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9-1-1: The team has to save a wellness guru from his followers in the season finale. 7 p.m., Fox
9-1-1: Lone Star: A building explosion rocks the season finale. 8 p.m., Fox
The Good Doctor: Sean and Lea make a big life decision. Season finale. 9 p.m., ABC
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Shakira, Michelle Dockery, T. Murph
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Miley Cyrus, Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Mark Esper, Judd Apatow
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Ciara, Jenna Dewan, Steven Rogers
- Watch What Happens Live: Alana Haim, Este Haim, Danielle Haim
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