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‘Dirty John’ Finale Hits Highs, ‘True Detective’ Premiere Ratings Rise In L3

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‘Dirty John’ Finale Hits Highs, ‘True Detective’ Premiere Ratings Rise In L3
Bravo’s Dirty John ended its run in style, with its Season 1 finale rising to 3.3 million Live+3 viewers, 1.3 million in adults 18-49 and 1.6 million in 25-54. These were season highs for the anthology series, up +10%, +15% and +13% from the penultimate episode, respectively.

Dirty John joins BBC America’s Killing Eve as the only new cable series 2018 to date to grow every week but one in total viewers. From premiere to finale, Dirty John‘s audience grew +1.2M in total viewers, +513k in P18-49 and +611k P25-54 (L3). That is encouraging news for basic cable networks that they can successfully launch and grow serialized, thriller drama series, a prospect that has been put in doubt in light of You‘s lackluster ratings performance on Lifetime before it exploded in popularity on Netflix.

During its run, Dirty John was the 2nd highest-rated scripted series basic and premium cable
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NBC Orders Comedy Pilots ‘Saving Kenan’ and ‘Like Magic’

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NBC Orders Comedy Pilots ‘Saving Kenan’ and ‘Like Magic’
NBC has ordered comedies “Saving Kenan” and “Like Magic” to pilot.

“Saving Kenan” is a single-camera comedy starring “Saturday Night Live” veteran Kenan Thompson as a “newly widowed dad determined to be everything for his kids while begrudgingly letting his persistent father-in-law become more involved in their lives.”

Jackie Clarke will serve as writer and executive producer. Thompson, Lorne Michaels, and Andrew Singer are on board as executive producers. Michaels’ Broadway Video is the production company behind the show.

Thompson is represented by UTA, Michael Goldman and Del Shaw. Clarke is represented by UTA and Felker Toczek. Broadway Video is repped by CAA.

Meanwhile, “Like Magic” is billed as a workplace comedy that “follows an optimistic young woman pursuing her dream to be a headlining magician in the eccentric and ego-driven world of the Magic Palace.”

Bridget Kyle and Vicky Luu will write and executive produce the single-camera comedy.
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"The First" Canceled By Hulu After One Season

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There will be no second season for Beau Willimon’s Hulu series The First, starring Sean Penn. Hulu has opted not to renew the drama, which was picked up straight-to-series by the streaming network, Deadline has confirmed.

Written by Willimon and executive produced by Willimon and his producing partner Jordan Tappis, The First followed the first human mission to Mars, exploring the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization. The story focused not only on the astronauts, but also on their families and loved ones, as well as the ground team on Earth. Natasha McElhone, LisaGay Hamilton, Keiko Agena and Hannah Ware also starred.

“It’s a story about the human spirit,” said Willimon when the series order was announced. “About our indomitable need to reach for unknown horizons. About people working toward the greatest pioneering achievement in human history. And about the cost of that vision, the danger and sacrifice – emotional,
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"The Terror": Season Two; Christopher Naoki Lee to Recur on AMC Series

The Terror has some new company. Deadline reports Christopher Naoki Lee has joined season two of the AMC TV show.

An anthology drama, season two of The Terror “centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible.” The cast includes George Takei, Derek Mio, Kiki Sukezane, and Miki Ishikawa.

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General Hospital Characters We Think Might Not Make It

General Hospital fans are not really sure how to handle all that Ryan is bringing to the table in this situation. He’s not really Kevin, but no one knows that Ryan is the one sitting there impersonating all of them. It’s a situation that we cannot control or handle in any way, but we are sure that there is something we can do if we really look into it. He’s killing people, he’s got a murder list, and we think that there might be a lot more going on than we can even handle. For one, he’s already killed a

General Hospital Characters We Think Might Not Make It
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The TVLine-Up: What's Returning, New and Leaving the Week of Jan. 20

The TVLine-Up: What's Returning, New and Leaving the Week of Jan. 20
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 “Gunpowder & Sky’s Dust” 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 season premieres (including The Magicians), Black Monday and three other series premieres, and so much more.
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The Five Best Taylor Lautner Movies of his Career

It’s not an attempt to be unkind but it kind of seems that Taylor Lautner’s reputation and career took a long jump off of a short cliff in terms of depending upon his popularity. Granted, when he first hit the scene as Jacob in the Twilight series everyone was all over him and ready to pronounce as one of the new and insanely popular heartthrobs of a generation. While the Twilight movies lasted he was no doubt one of the most popular young men in show business since ‘Team Jacob’ was a big thing throughout those years and he was

The Five Best Taylor Lautner Movies of his Career
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Ratings: Dynasty Returns Up, MacGyver and Hawaii Five-0 Lead Night

The CW’s Dynasty resumed Season 2 on Friday night with 664,000 total viewers and a 0.2 demo rating, ticking up on both counts from its midseason finale.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (475K/0.2) was also up in both measures.

Elsewhere on the night….

NBC | Blindspot (3.1 mil/0.6) and The Blacklist (4 mil/0.6) were both steady in the demo, with the former ticking up to another season high in audience.

CBS | MacGyver (6.9 mil/0.8) ticked up while Hawaii Five-0 (7.6 mil/0.8) dipped a tenth, with the two shows tying for the nightly demo win. With Blue Bloods in rerun mode, Five-0 boasted Friday’s biggest audience.

ABC | Fresh Off the Boat (3.4 mil/0.7) was steady,
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The Five Best Stereo Receiver Choices for 2019

A lot of people tend to buy receivers in terms of brand and price. However, some other aspects are crucial for getting a great device and saving money. First, the number of channels is meaningful for further upgrades. Note that 1 channel serves 1 speaker. If you are not going to set advanced home theater entertainments, 2 channels will do their job. By the way, you can read more about the best 2-channel stereo receiver to make a choice you won’t be sorry about. Then the number of inputs and outputs is important if you want to connect the additional

The Five Best Stereo Receiver Choices for 2019
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The Bold and the Beautiful Characters We Think Might Not Make It

The Bold and the Beautiful fans have had enough death to last a while this year. The baby that Hope and Liam lost is too much for us to bear, and we don’t think there is even a chance we can face losing anyone else. However, that’s not how the soaps work. Now, we will say that if we are going to see some deaths around here, some of them might not be real. In that way, we mean that we might think that someone is dead, but they might just be trying to get out of town and make

The Bold and the Beautiful Characters We Think Might Not Make It
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Performer of the Week: Mahershala Ali

Performer of the Week: Mahershala Ali
The Performer | Mahershala Ali

The Show | True Detective

The Episode | “The Great War and Modern Memory” (Jan. 13, 2019)

The Performance | We can count on each season of True Detective to deliver a few things: intensely moody cinematography, a creepy murder case full of twists… and top-notch performances. (Yes, even Season 2. Colin Farrell was good!) This week’s Season 3 premiere added a new name to the True Detective Acting Hall of Fame in Ali, who sprinted out of the gate with an immediately mesmerizing, densely layered performance.

The Oscar winner is really giving three distinct performances here, portraying Arkansas detective Wayne Hays across three time periods.
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Why America’s Got Talent is Better than American Idol

For years, American Idol was touted as one of the best, if not the best, talent competition that had ever existed. For the longest time, there weren’t very many people that would have argued with that statement, either. There had been some talent competitions that were popular back in the late 1970s and early 1980s but none of them were on the scale of American Idol and it’s certain that none of them were as popular. As a matter of fact, the show became so popular that people practically raced to get done with whatever they were doing in order

Why America’s Got Talent is Better than American Idol
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Young and the Restless Characters We Think Might Not Make It

Young and the Restless fans thought there was a real chance that Nikki may die when the holidays were here and she was hit by a car, but she managed to survive the fact that her own grandson and friend were in a car that hit her. She’s coming back stronger than ever, but we didn’t know that this was something she was so passionate about. The last major main character to die in Genoa City was Hilary, and her death crushed the entire nation. And that means that there might be room in the new year for some new

Young and the Restless Characters We Think Might Not Make It
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20/20 Hindsight: The Best Movies of 1996

Now This is more like it! The early 90’s were fun and all, but the latter half of the decade is where the fun is really at. Sure, the Disney Renaissance peters out pretty hard from hereon out and things soon start feeling less broadly iconic, but movies definitely starting getting better and a Hell of a lot more interesting on top of that. The indie scene solidifies from hereon out in the Us, the foreign market increasingly impedes on the formally uniform Us industry and everything slowly starts taking on the general look, feel and sound of what would

20/20 Hindsight: The Best Movies of 1996
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Whoopi Goldberg

A lot of people over the years have had their own opinion about Whoopi Goldberg and quite honestly they’ve found justification for each and every thing they’ve said no matter how inane it might have been. But getting past the personal and nonsensical things that are written and spoken about anyone in show business you can honestly state that she’s had an impressive career for many years and has shown a great amount of talent and ability when it comes to the craft. Some of her films have been less than noteworthy while others have blown people away they’ve been

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Whoopi Goldberg
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Days of Our Lives Characters We Think Might Not Make It

Days of Our Lives fans aren’t exactly a stranger to the death and destruction that comes along with living Salem, but the new year brings about many new opportunities for the show to shock the fans and make big moves. One of those big moves could be the fact that there will be some deaths in the new year. It’s been a while since a major character really did die and leave us all behind, and many of the ones who did in the past have come back to haunt us in real life. We have to wonder if there

Days of Our Lives Characters We Think Might Not Make It
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R. Kelly Accusers Detail Abuse, Reveal Evidence on ‘Dateline’

R. Kelly Accusers Detail Abuse, Reveal Evidence on ‘Dateline’
The continuing controversy surrounding R. Kelly, including allegations of sexual abuse by a number of women over three decades, was the focus of Friday’s episode of “Dateline.” Speaking to accusers Sparkle, Jerhonda Pace and parents Tim and Jonjelyn Savage, among others, NBC’s Andrea Canning heard more harrowing tales of abduction and sexual misconduct on the part of the Grammy-winning singer, in addition to intimidation by Kelly’s legal team.

“Accused: The R. Kelly Story,” like “Surviving R.Kelly,” the Lifetime series that brought the years-long scandal back to the public consciousness, recounts similar patterns of manipulation, control and
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Meet the Cast of the Show “Happy Together”

The CBS television sitcom “Happy Together” is the creation of Austen Earl and Tim McAuliffe. The show made it’s premiere on October 1 of 2018. If you haven’t been able to keep up with every episode of the show, the lineup of stars is amazing. “Happy Together” is a hilarious comedy show that will keep you in stitches. Just in its first season it’s time that you met the cast. The premise of the show The show follows a couple in their thirties named Jake and Claire.” These two have grown tired of their life because it’s turned into a

Meet the Cast of the Show “Happy Together
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Red in Prison Is the Blacklist Storyline We Didn't Know We Needed

The sign of a good TV character is that the audience wants to see them in any new scenario or setting.

Raymond Reddington (James Spader) in prison is a Blacklist premise that I didn't really know I needed, but is so easy to get right. The world's most cunning criminal locked up with a bunch of lesser

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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Recap: Did Any of the Queens Make a Comeback?

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Recap: Did Any of the Queens Make a Comeback?
Old feuds were reignited Friday when the exiled queens returned to RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars for a second shot at the crown. The girls arrived with mixed feelings about their eliminations, but at least we could all agree on one thing: No one was happy to see Gia Gunn.

The dramatic Ru-union began with a too-honest conversation about unfinished business: Latrice Royale told Monique Heart that the explanation behind her elimination was “disingenuous,” despite Monique’s insistence to the contrary; Trinity the Tuck accused Gia of solely existing to stir the pot (true!), while Gia suggested that Trinity’s confidence is “shaky” (false!
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