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Nov 12, 2019 at 10:55. 18 comments

ABC to stop paying attention to live ratings, giving smaller shows a chance to survive

ABC to stop paying attention to live ratings, giving smaller shows a chance to survive

Here’s some potentially good news for ABC shows that don’t necessarily have the pull of a Grey’s Anatomy or a Modern Family: According to Variety, the network has decided to stop using “Live+Same Day” ratings (which means exactly what it sounds like) to judge how well a show is doing. Instead, as Fox has been doing for the last few years, ABC will measure these things on a longer timeline,...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 09, 2019 at 01:04. 23 comments

Fresh Off The Boat sailing into cancellation after its current season

Fresh Off The Boat sailing into cancellation after its current season

Pop open a bottle of bubbly for Constance Wu, who, now that Fresh Off The Boat is coming to an end, will no longer be burdened by her role on one of the best sitcoms of the decade. Vulture reports (and Variety confirms) that ABC will not order any more episodes following its sixth season, which began airing in September. This season’s 14th and 15th episodes will serve as the show’s last when...

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Oct 29, 2019. 11 comments

ABC wants more Mixed-ish, will stick around in Stumptown

ABC wants more Mixed-ish, will stick around in Stumptown

It’s been a pretty good season for all of the new TV shows, with CBS handing out a bunch of renewals , Fox laying the groundwork for another never-ending cartoon , and NBC’s Sunnyside finding… new life on the internet . Now, ABC is joining in on the good times, with TV Guide reporting that the network has handed out full-season orders to both Mixed-ish and Stumptown, with ABC Entertainment...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Oct 08, 2019. 16 comments

John Stamos IS Chef Louis in new teaser for ABC’s The Little Mermaid Live

John Stamos IS Chef Louis in new teaser for ABC’s The Little Mermaid Live

While its competitors like Fox and NBC have offered brave, live versions of musicals like Grease , Hairspray , The Wiz , and Jesus Christ Superstar , ABC has been trailing behind in that department, offering a non-live, lackluster version of Dirty Dancing , for example. But thanks to that handy Disney/ABC merger, the network will ambitiously attempt The Little Mermaid Live! on...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Oct 03, 2019. 5 comments

ABC limits Grand Hotel’s stay to a single season

ABC limits Grand Hotel’s stay to a single season

Part of ABC’s summer fun programming this year was Grand Hotel, which it billed as “the glamorous and provocative new series [a.k.a. nighttime soap opera] from executive producer Eva Longoria.” Based on a Spanish series, the show offered a Miami Beach version of Upstairs/Downstairs, featuring hotel owners the opulent Mendoza family, and the hotel’s loyal staff (that “no fraternizing with the...

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Danette Chavez Danette Chavez Sep 25, 2019. 20 comments

The Conners returns with a dilemma, "Preemies, Weed And Infidelity"

The Conners returns with a dilemma, "Preemies, Weed And Infidelity"
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Roughly a year ago, The Conners said goodbye to their matriarch as The Conners rose from the ashes of the Roseanne revival . Over the course of its first season, The Conners did more than just prove it could withstand the loss of Roseanne Barr’s unmistakable presence—it did what it probably should have done from the...

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Shannon Miller Shannon Miller Sep 16, 2019. 10 comments

Surprise! ABC and Beyoncé are airing a Making The Gift special tonight

Surprise! ABC and Beyoncé are airing a Making The Gift special tonight

Being a Beyoncé fan means remaining on your toes at all times. At any given moment an album, couture legwarmer line, or, in this case, a major network special could drop with very little notice. On Sunday, ABC alerted the masses that they had approximately 24 hours to prepare their hearts and minds for Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift, which airs tonight at 10 P.M. EST. The network even got...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Aug 22, 2019. 17 comments

Karamo Brown, who could've said nothing, chooses to defend fellow DWTS contestant Sean Spicer

Karamo Brown, who could've said nothing, chooses to defend fellow DWTS contestant Sean Spicer

Despite the fact that he’s a big bag of shit who helped support and promote the Trump administration and its many nightmarish misdeeds, Sean Spicer is set to compete on this season of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. It’s not a particularly big deal in the grand scheme of things, since Trump’s current cronies are still putting children in cages and the government is still happily turning a blind...

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William Hughes William Hughes Aug 22, 2019. 11 comments

Dancing With The Stars host sounds pretty pissed about Sean Spicer dancing with the stars

Dancing With The Stars host sounds pretty pissed about Sean Spicer dancing with the stars

Nostalgia is a funny thing. Because it tends to work only in relative values—i.e., “then” was better than “now,” so “then” must automatically be good—it can do a lot of work to shave the more craptastic edges off of a person or a moment, even if they were, from an objective point of view, trash.

Take former White House spokesperson Sean Spicer. For a variety of reasons—his general...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Aug 07, 2019. 19 comments

ABC developing Fresh Off The Boat spin-off about a completely new family

ABC developing Fresh Off The Boat spin-off about a completely new family

According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC is in “early development” on a spin-off of its hit sitcom Fresh Off The Boat, but there’s a weird wrinkle: Unlike with the two Black-ish spin-offs (Freeform’s Grown-ish and the upcoming Mixed-ish on ABC), this one won’t be dedicated to a single character from the original show breaking out on their own. Instead, THR says it will be about an “entirely...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Aug 06, 2019. 22 comments

ABC teases a Marvel show about a "mostly" new female character, so let's guess what that means

ABC teases a Marvel show about a "mostly" new female character, so let's guess what that means

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to wrap up its run on ABC next year with its seventh season, but it sounds like the network isn’t ready to get out of the Marvel game just yet (god bless corporate synergy!). According to a mysterious report from Deadline, ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke says the network is developing another comic book show to fill Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s spot, with...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Aug 06, 2019. 8 comments

Queen Latifah, Shaggy to navigate live-action and animation in ABC's The Little Mermaid musical

Queen Latifah, Shaggy to navigate live-action and animation in ABC's The Little Mermaid musical

The Little Mermaid is getting the big screen treatment from Rob Marshall and Lin-Manuel Miranda, but as that project finds its legs another recreation of Disney’s animated hit is in the works at ABC. The latest in network TV’s love affair with live musical performances, the event will honor the original’s 30th anniversary with a blend of live action, animation, and puppetry. Considering this...

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Erik Adams Erik Adams Aug 06, 2019. 10 comments

More sitcom revivals on tap from Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear

More sitcom revivals on tap from Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear

Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear are getting more vintage sitcoms back on their feet. The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host confirmed that he’s producing two more Live In Front Of A Studio Audience specials, following up this spring’s Emmy-nominated All In The Family/The Jeffersons double header . A holiday-themed installment will air this December (per The Hollywood Reporter), with a third Live In Front...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Aug 04, 2019. 18 comments

The Rookie star Afton Williamson quits over ignored racism and sexual harassment allegations

The Rookie star Afton Williamson quits over ignored racism and sexual harassment allegations

As reported by Deadline, The Rookie star Afton Williamson—she played the training officer who worked with Nathan Fillion’s character on the ABC series—has announced that she won’t be returning to the show for its second season, claiming that she experienced systemic racism and sexual harassment from the head of the hair department and an unnamed “recurring guest star,” with her concerns...

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William Hughes William Hughes Aug 03, 2019. 17 comments

Adam Scott to host new game show about the joys of not doing shit

Adam Scott to host new game show about the joys of not doing shit

Let’s be honest with each other for a second here, folks: Is there anything better than not doing shit? Canceling plans, staying in, bailing, ghosting, etc.—“Fuck it, let’s stay home” is the siren song of a generation, with “going out and doing stuff” just the latest industry that all those dang millennials are ruining. And so it was with eager interest that we learned that the ever-charming...

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Liz Shannon Miller Liz Shannon Miller Aug 03, 2019. 23 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wraps up season 6 with a whimper, then sets up a banging season 7

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wraps up season 6 with a whimper, then sets up a banging season 7
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Listen: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has come unstuck in time. (Again.) But that bonkers season-ending twist takes a while to get to, as season six’s two-part finale first has to wrap up some key threads which have dogged our fearless team all season — though, really, it’s Izel and her plans to unleash her fellow non-corporeal beings upon...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jul 19, 2019. 8 comments

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. to end after season 7

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. to end after season 7

According to Deadline, Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be coming to an end after season seven airs next summer, with show’s official Twitter account sharing a little statement thanking fans and highlighting the fact that it’s “the longest-running Marvel TV series to-date.” That may seem like a dig at the unceremonious cancellation of Netflix’s Marvel shows, but it’s also probably true if...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jun 21, 2019. 14 comments

Black-ish spin-off Mixed-ish gets Mark-Paul Gosselaar in recasting

Black-ish spin-off Mixed-ish gets Mark-Paul Gosselaar in recasting

According to Deadline, ABC’s Black-ish prequel series Mixed-ish has had a bit of a shake-up in the cast, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar stepping in to replace Anders Holm as the male lead. The show is set in the ‘80s and is about a young Rainbow Johnson—the character played by Tracee Ellis Ross in Black-ish Prime—as she and her mixed-race family have to face “constant dilemmas” about whether to...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat May 25, 2019. 17 comments

ABC may be reconsidering that Whiskey Cavalier cancellation

ABC may be reconsidering that Whiskey Cavalier cancellation

In February, AV Club TV Editor Erik Adams somewhat presciently opined, “Whiskey Cavalier is doomed, and that sucks.” He called it a “spy romp” that had “a lot of personality for a show with that name.” Despite the show’s fun chemistry between leads Scott Foley (playing an FBI operative with that WC codename) and Lauren Cohan (CIA operative “Fiery Tribune”), actual glamorous location shoots,...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti May 13, 2019. 23 comments

ABC cancels Whiskey Cavalier, probably because of that name

ABC cancels Whiskey Cavalier, probably because of that name

ABC has canceled surprisingly tolerable spy comedy Whiskey Cavalier, earning it a place alongside Terriers in the pantheon of TV shows that only ran for one season and had weird/bad names. Whiskey Cavalier has also earned a place alongside this season’s already-large pile of canceled TV shows, which includes Speechless , The Cool Kids, The Kids Are Alright, The Passage, The Fix, Splitting Up...

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