By Patrick Munn | November 18, 2017 - 12:10 am | 5 Comments
Here's some good(ish) news on the ratings front. After what initially looked like an anemic performance in live+same day, the season six premiere of Major Crimes has more than doubled its audience in live+7 delivery.
By Patrick Munn | November 17, 2017 - 11:46 pm | No Comments
CBS is extending the run of two of their freshman shows. The network has handed out a full season orders to their Shemar Moore fronted drama S.W.A.T. and a partial order to comedy series 9JKL. The orders are for seven additional episodes of S.W.A.T. (for a total of 20) and three additional episodes of 9JKL (for a total of 16).
By Patrick Munn | October 3, 2017 - 11:11 pm | 1 Comment
ABC has handed out a full season order to their Freddie Highmore fronted freshman medical drama The Good Doctor. The show's first season will now consist of twenty-two episodes. The series is set to air on this side of the pond on Sky Living, after they acquired The Good Doctor in a deal with international distributor Sony Pictures Television.
By Patrick Munn | September 27, 2017 - 7:21 pm | No Comments
CBS has handed out a full season order to their The Big Bang Theory prequel series Young Sheldon. The formal back nine order brings the episode order for the show's first season to twenty-two episodes.
By Patrick Munn | September 20, 2017 - 10:50 pm | No Comments
Jack McCoy is returning to television. Sam Waterston is set to reprise his role from the original Law & Order series on the upcoming nineteenth season of spin-off Special Victims Unit. He is expected to appear later in the season, but no precise details are available at this time.
By Patrick Munn | September 12, 2017 - 4:31 pm | No Comments
Bad news for Rupert Murdoch, who is facing another hurdle in his years long quest to take full ownership of Sky. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has announced that she is "minded-to-refer" 21st Century Fox's £11 billion bid to take full ownership of the satcaster to the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority). The CMA is now poised launch a six month investigation into the potential take over. The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is minded to make make the referral on two grounds: "media plurality" and "genuine commitment to broadcasting standards". Fox's stock price fell slightly following the announcement.
By Patrick Munn | September 7, 2017 - 10:49 am | No Comments
It's the end of the road for Selina Meyer. HBO's award winning comedy series Veep is set to conclude with its upcoming ten episode seventh season, which is set to air in 2018. The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.