• Trump Abruptly Ends Coronavirus Briefing After Tense Exchange With CBS, CNN Reporters
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    Trump Abruptly Ends Coronavirus Briefing After Tense Exchange With CBS, CNN Reporters

    President Donald Trump abruptly walked out of his own coronavirus briefing on Monday, refusing to answer any more questions, after a tense exchange with CBS’ Weijia Jiang and CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.During the Q&A portion of the press conference, Jiang asked Trump why testing in the U.S. was akin to a “global competition” for the president.“You’ve said many times that the U.S. is doing far better than any other country when it comes to testing. Why does that matter? Why is this a global competition to you if every day Americans are still losing their lives and we’re still seeing more cases every day?” Jiang asked.“Well, they’re losing their lives everywhere in the world. And maybe that’s a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me, ask China that question. When you ask them that question, you might get a very unusual question,” Trump said before pointing to a reporter behind Jiang.Also Read: White House Requires Staff to Wear Masks in West WingBefore another question was asked, Jiang — who is Asian American — asked Trump why he “specifically” told her to “ask China.”“I’m not saying it specifically to anybody. I’m saying it to anybody that would ask a nasty question,” the president said.“That’s not a nasty question. Why does it matter?” Jiang responded.Also Read: Trump Asks NBC News to Fire Chuck Todd After 'Meet the Press' Admits Airing 'Inaccurately' Edited ClipThe president refused to answer Jiang’s follow-up and pointed to a reporter “in the back” to ask their question next.“I have two questions,” CNN’s Kaitlan Collins began.“Nah, it’s okay,” Trump replied.“But you pointed to me. I have two questions, Mr. President,” Collins continued. The president refused to let the CNN reporter ask her questions and claimed that he was moving on because she “didn’t respond” when he first called on her.“I just wanted to let my colleague finish,” Collins said, referring to Jiang. Trump then refused to take any more questions from the White House reporters and abruptly left the stage.Watch the exchange below:Trump ends news conference amid clashes with journalists, after suggesting an Asian American reporter should "ask China" pic.twitter.com/4cmksFhfYu— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 11, 2020Read original story Trump Abruptly Ends Coronavirus Briefing After Tense Exchange With CBS, CNN Reporters At TheWrap

  • CBS Orders ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Sequel, Queen Latifah’s ‘Equalizer’ Reboot and a New Chuck Lorre Sitcom
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    CBS Orders ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Sequel, Queen Latifah’s ‘Equalizer’ Reboot and a New Chuck Lorre Sitcom

    Despite the coronavirus shutting down production on the majority of pilot season, CBS ordered three new series for next season, including its “Silence of the Lambs” sequel from Alex Kurtzman and Queen Latifah’s reboot of “The Equalizer.”Additionally, the network ordered its latest series from uber-producer Chuck Lorre in “B Positive,” which stars “Silicon Valley” alum Thomas Middleditch and Annaleigh Ashford about a therapist who becomes friends with his kidney donor.The “Silence of the Lambs” sequel — titled “Clarice” — will follow Clarice Starling six months after the events of the movie. Rebecca Breeds takes over the role famously played by Jodie Foster in the 1991 movie. “The Equalizer” will see Queen Latifah step into the role played by Edward Woodward in CBS’ 1980s version, and more famously by Denzel Washington in a pair of movies.Earlier this week, CBS renewed 18 series for next year.Also Read: 'All Rise,' 'Bob Hearts Abishola,' 'The Unicorn' and 'FBI' Spinoff Among 18 Series Renewed by CBSHere’s the details on the three new series:CLARICE, from executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, and starring Rebecca Breeds (“Pretty Little Liars”) in the title role, is a deep dive into the untold personal story of brilliant and vulnerable FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field in 1993, six months after the events of “The Silence of the Lambs.” Kal Penn, Nick Sandow, Michael Cudlitz, Lucca De Oliveira and Devyn A. Tyler also star. Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet and Heather Kadin are executive producers for MGM Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout. Aaron Baiers is a co-executive producer.THE EQUALIZER is a reimagining of the classic series starring Queen Latifah (“Chicago,” “Bessie”) as an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. Chris Noth, Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Liza Lapira and Laya DeLeon Hayes also star. Andrew Marlowe, Terri Miller, Dana Owens (Queen Latifah), John Davis, John Fox, Debra Martin Chase, Richard Lindheim (co-creator of the original “Equalizer” TV series that ran on CBS for four seasons), Shakim Compere and Liz Friedlander (pilot director) are executive producers for Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, i/a/w CBS Television Studios.B POSITIVE is from writer and creator Chuck Lorre and Marco Pennette, and stars Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”) and Annaleigh Ashford (“Masters of Sex”). The comedy is about a therapist and newly divorced dad who is faced with finding a kidney donor when he runs into a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together they form an unlikely bond and begin a journey that will change both of their lives. Kether Donohue, Sara Rue and Kamryn Kunody also star. Chuck Lorre and Marco Pennette are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. James Burrows directed the pilot.Read original story CBS Orders ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Sequel, Queen Latifah’s ‘Equalizer’ Reboot and a New Chuck Lorre Sitcom At TheWrap

  • All NYC Late-Night Shows to Tape Without Live Studio Audiences Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
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    All NYC Late-Night Shows to Tape Without Live Studio Audiences Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    New York City’s late-night TV shows are going without live studio audiences as coronavirus continues to spread. That means “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” Trevor Noah’s “Daily Show” and “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” will forego an in-house crowd.While Bee’s show is cutting its audience beginning with tonight’s taping and Oliver’s with this Sunday’s, all the other programs listed above will put that policy into effect next Monday.“The Late Show” will tape in front of an audience tonight and tomorrow night and a repeat was previously scheduled for Friday, an individual with knowledge tells TheWrap. Fallon and Meyers’ programs will also tape in front of live audiences tonight and Thursday, and do not record shows on Fridays.An individual with knowledge of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” which doesn’t return with a new episode until March 28, told TheWrap that producers are monitoring the situation closely in partnership with NYC and health officials and that a decision will be made about how to proceed as “SNL” gets closer to going back into production.Also Read: 'The View,' 'Live With Kelly and Ryan' and 'Good Morning America' to Tape Without Audiences Due to CoronavirusOn the West Coast, “Conan” is currently in reruns and on a scheduled hiatus for the next two weeks.A person with knowledge of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” told TheWrap that for now the tapings will continue as always, with a studio audience. A separate person with information on the plans for CBS’ “Late Late Show With James Corden” told TheWrap that one will also remain status quo. It’s also business as usual for Comedy Central’s “Lights Out With David Spade,” an insider tells TheWrap. All three of those shows tape in Los Angeles and their plans are subject to change.Representatives for HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” also an L.A-based late-night series, did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s requests for comment.Also Read: 'Survivor' Delays Production on Season 41 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic“Due to growing fears over COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ will tape tonight’s episode without a live studio audience,” a spokesperson for the show told TheWrap Wednesday. “Bee says she will instead ‘do the show in front of a mirror, which I actually prefer. Despite the efforts being taken, we still have heard from Sean Spicer that tonight’s taping ‘was the largest audience ever to witness an [taping of Full Frontal], period, both in person and around the globe.’ Wow!”An NBC spokesperson said in their own statement: “The safety of our guests and employees is our top priority. As a precautionary measure, starting Monday, March 16, we have decided to suspend live audiences for ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ and ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers.’ Per guidance from New York City officials, the company is hoping to do its part to help to decrease the rate of transmission in our communities. Our shows will continue filming on their regular schedule, and currently, there will be no impact on air dates.”In another statement, a CBS representative said: “Beginning Monday, March 16, ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” will film without a live, in-studio audience. This move is being made out of an abundance of caution regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the uncertainty of the situation for future weeks. Per guidance from New York City officials, CBS and ‘The Late Show’ are doing their part to help decrease the potential rate of transmission in our communities. There have not been any specific developments at The Ed Sullivan Theater to cause concern for audiences with plans to attend the show tonight, tomorrow, or who have attended in recent weeks. For several weeks, the team at the theater has been taking all necessary precautions to protect everyone who enters and works in the theater with enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures. For the past several weeks, ‘The Late Show’ producers have consulted daily to share information with other New York-based late night shows, who will also be moving forward without an audience.”Also Read: Crew Member on Fox's 'NeXT' Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Production Wraps in Chicago“Our top priority is the safety of our guests and staff. Beginning Monday, March 16th, Comedy Central’s NY based late night series, ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,’ will film without a live, in-studio audience,” a Comedy Central spokesperson said. “This move is being made out of an abundance of caution and concern regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus and per guidance from New York City officials to take appropriate actions. There have been no developments at ‘The Daily Show’s’ studio to cause concern for audience members who have plans to attend the show tonight or tomorrow. Measures have been taken to protect everyone who enters and works in the office and studio with enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures. For the past several weeks, ‘The Daily Show’ producers have communicated daily with other New York-based late night shows, who will also be moving forward without an audience beginning Monday.”HBO added: “As of this coming Sunday, March 15, ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ will film without a live, in-studio audience. We are taking this precaution in accordance with best practices as outlined by New York City officials. We will continue to monitor the situation.”These NYC-based late-night shows are far from the first programs with a live audience to cut that component from their program amid increasing concerns about COVID-19, which the CDC declared a pandemic on Wednesday.Earlier today, Walt Disney Television announced it was suspending live audiences from attending all of its NYC-based news broadcasts and talk shows, including “The View,” “Live With Kelly and Ryan,” “Good Morning America,” “Strahan, Sara and Keke” and “Tamron Hall.”Other programs that have cut their live audiences include “The Wendy Williams Show,” “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune.”A number of public events have been called off in recent days as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in the U.S., with some health experts advising against public gatherings where the disease may be spread from person to person.One of the first and biggest events to be affected by the coronavirus threat was the now-canceled South by Southwest festival in Austin, which was originally scheduled to take place next week. Several other public events have been canceled or postponed — including political rallies, some TV networks’ upfront presentations, the Los Angeles Times’ annual Festival of Books, World of Wonder’s RuPaul’s DragCon and, potentially, the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals.Read original story All NYC Late-Night Shows to Tape Without Live Studio Audiences Amid Coronavirus Pandemic At TheWrap

  • ‘The Masked Singer’ Beats NBC’s ‘Chicago’ Crossover in Demo Ratings – But Not in Viewers
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    ‘The Masked Singer’ Beats NBC’s ‘Chicago’ Crossover in Demo Ratings – But Not in Viewers

    “The Masked Singer” was crowned No. 1 in TV ratings among the key demo Wednesday night, but couldn’t best NBC’s “Chicago” crossover in total primetime viewers, according to Nielsen.While the audience for Fox’s singing competition slipped double digits from the numbers put up by its week-ago episode, “Chicago Fire” saw its most-watched episode in a year.Find out who was under the Mouse mask on last night’s episode here.Fox was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/7 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average of 4.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “The Masked Singer” scored a 1.7/9 and 6.7 million viewers. “Lego Masters” at 9 p.m. earned a 1.0/5 and 3.1 million viewers.Also Read: Why Former Viacom CFO's Huge Univision Deal Makes Sense: Just Look at TV RatingsNBC was second in ratings with a 1.2/6 and first in viewers with 8.4 million. At 8 p.m., “Chicago Med” posted a 1.2/6 and 8.5 million viewers. At 9 p.m., “Chicago Fire” kicked off its crossover with “Chicago PD” with an episode that pulled in a 1.2/6 and 8.6 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” ended that crossover at 10 p.m. with a 1.2/7 and 8.2 million viewers.CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/4 and second in viewers with 5.2 million. At 8 p.m., “Survivor” landed a 1.4/7 and 7.1 million viewers. At 9 p.m., “SEAL Team” had a 0.6/3 and 4.4 million viewers. Another episode at 10 p.m. got a 0.5/3 and 4 million viewers.ABC and Univision tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 0.5/3. ABC was fourth in viewers with 2.6 million. Univision was fifth with 1.6 million.Also Read: CBS Dominates in Early Ratings With Dem Debate Topping 13 Million ViewersFor ABC, “The Goldbergs” at 8 p.m. opened primetime with a 0.8/4 and 3.8 million viewers. Following two repeats, “Single Parents” at 9:30 p.m. received a 0.5/3 and 2.3 million viewers. At 10 p.m., a special “Shark Tank” closed the night with a 0.5/3 and 1.5 million viewers.Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 994,000.The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 649,000. At 8 p.m., “Riverdale” had a 0.2/1 and 699,000 viewers. At 9 p.m., “Nancy Drew” settled for a 0.1/1 and 599,000 viewers.Read original story ‘The Masked Singer’ Beats NBC’s ‘Chicago’ Crossover in Demo Ratings – But Not in Viewers At TheWrap

  • Donald Trump’s 3rd State of the Union Address Tumbles in Broadcast TV Ratings
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    Donald Trump’s 3rd State of the Union Address Tumbles in Broadcast TV Ratings

    Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was all anybody could talk about on Tuesday, but “Ellen’s Game of Games” showed up for NBC too.This third SOTU from the 45th president of the United States of America is currently down 26% in Big-4 broadcast viewers from his second. According to early Nielsen returns, CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox drew a combined 16 million viewers for the 2020 address. That tally is preliminary, however, and should be considered subject to (upward) adjustment.The comparable initial tally last year was 21.6 million across those four networks.Also Read: Mike Pence Says Pelosi Hit a 'New Low' When She Tore Up Trump's State of the Union SpeechNBC and Fox tied for first in ratings, both with a 0.9 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. NBC was second in total viewers with an average of 4.4 million, according to preliminary numbers, Fox was fourth with 3.2 million.For NBC, “Ellen’s Game of Games” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.0/5 and 5 million viewers. From 9 to 10, the Trump address pulled in a 0.9/4 and and 4.4 million viewers. The conclusion of his speech mixed with the channel’s analysis and the democrat response in the 10 p.m. hour averaged a 1.0/5 and 3.8 million viewers.For Fox, “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” at 8 got a 0.8/4 and 3.1 million viewers. At 9, the State of the Union received a 0.9/4 and 3.2 million viewers.Also Read: Ratings: Heavy Super Bowl LIV Promotion Powers '9-1-1: Lone Star,' 'Prodigal Son' to 30% GrowthCBS and ABC tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.5/3. CBS was first in total viewers with 4.8 million, ABC was third with 3.5 million.For CBS, following a rerun, the SOTU at 9 put up a 0.5/3 and 4.6 million viewers. The conclusion of Trump’s speech, the CBS analysis, and the democrat response in the 10 p.m. hour averaged a 0.5/3 and 3.9 million viewers.For ABC, following repeats, the Trump address had a 0.5/2 and 3.5 million viewers. The SOTU stuff from 10-11 received a 0.6/3 and 3.4 million viewers.Also Read: Fran Drescher Says Trump Demanded a Line Be Changed About His Net Worth When He Guest-Starred on 'The Nanny' (Video)Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million. The CW and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.3/2. The CW was sixth in total viewers with 1.04 million, Telemundo was seventh with 1.02 million.For The CW, “The Flash” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1.3 million viewers. At 9, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” got a 0.2/1 and 788,000 viewers.Read original story Donald Trump’s 3rd State of the Union Address Tumbles in Broadcast TV Ratings At TheWrap

  • ‘The Young and the Restless’ Renewed by CBS for 4 More Years
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    ‘The Young and the Restless’ Renewed by CBS for 4 More Years

    CBS has renewed daytime drama “The Young and the Restless” for four more years.The series has been airing on CBS for over 47 years and will continue on through the 2023-24 broadcast season.“Having the 1 show for any length of time in any daypart is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. “But ‘The Young and the Restless’ has been daytime’s top drama for over three decades. The last time any other show was on top, Ronald Reagan was president, and the Berlin Wall was still standing. It’s a remarkable achievement and a testament to the extraordinary cast, gifted writers, talented producers and supremely passionate fans, as well as our tremendous partnership with Sony Pictures Television.”Also Read: The Future of 'Star Trek' and Why the 'Doors Are Just Opening' for a Film-TV Crossover“We are thrilled to continue the legacy of ‘The Young and the Restless’ at CBS, as this renewal will take us to our 50th anniversary in 2023, and beyond,” said Steve Kent, senior executive vice president of programming at Sony Pictures Television. “The iconic characters created by William J. Bell and Lee Philip Bell 47 years ago continue to captivate audiences in the U.S. and across the globe, and we look forward to building on the dynamic storylines featuring these beloved characters.”The series stars Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman), who recently celebrated 40 years on the show, Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), who celebrated 30 years, Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) and Sharon Case (Sharon Newman), who celebrated 25 years, and Bryton James (Devon Hamilton), who celebrated 15 years. Next month, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) will also hit the 40 year mark. Other stars include Marla Adams, Lauralee Bell, Donny Boaz, Tracey Bregman, Sasha Calle, Doug Davidson, Sean Dominic, Melissa Claire Egan, Cait Fairbanks, Camryn Grimes, Mark Grossman, Amelia Heinle, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Tyler Johnson, Christel Khalil, Hunter King, Christian J. Le Blanc, Kate Linder, Beth Maitland, Michael Mealor, Mishael Morgan, Melissa Ordway, Greg Rikaart, Brytni Sarpy, Michelle Stafford, Jason Thompson, Jordi Vilasuso and Jess Walton. Also Read: Marj Dusay, Soap Opera Actress Known for 'All My Children,' Dies at 83The series is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company in association with Sony Pictures Television, with Anthony Morina serving as executive producer and Josh Griffith serving as head writer and co-executive producer.“The Young and the Restless” airs weekdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PT on CBS.Read original story ‘The Young and the Restless’ Renewed by CBS for 4 More Years At TheWrap

  • ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 Confirmed by CBS All Access
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    ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 Confirmed by CBS All Access

    Ahead of its debut, CBS All Access confirmed that “Star Trek: Picard” has been renewed for a second season.The announcement was made Sunday during the Television Critics Association press tour. Terry Matalas is joining the second season as an executive producer. In addition, “Star Trek” alum Wil Wheaton will host an aftershow called “The Ready Room,” which will kick for Season 1.The series, which sees Patrick Stewart return as captain Jean-Luc Picard from “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” premieres on Jan. 23. “Picard” follows the character in the next chapter in his life after hanging up his Starfleet badge and retreating to his family’s vineyard.Alongside Stewart, the series also stars Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora. “Next Generation” alums Brent Spiner (Data), Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh the Borg), Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker) and Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi) will all reprise their roles, as will “Star Trek: Voyager’s” Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine).Also Read: 'Silence of the Lambs' Sequel 'Clarice' Gets Series Commitment at CBSThe series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Stewart, Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers, with Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serving as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer. Hanelle Culpepper directed the first two episodes of the series.“Picard” Season 2 was among the latest batch of 16 TV projects that will split $152 million in California tax credits, the California Film Commission announced in December.Read original story ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 Confirmed by CBS All Access At TheWrap

  • Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’ Premiere Plummets in Ratings From Last Season
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    Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’ Premiere Plummets in Ratings From Last Season

    The Season 8 — and Thursday — premiere for Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” halved the demo rating the sitcom opened to last time.To be fair to Fox, the previous season premiere marked the comedy’s highly anticipated comeback after ABC’s cancellation. It was also scheduled for the fall, not winter, which is generally the higher-rated portion of the traditional television season. But the Season 7 opener aired on a Friday, which is generally lower-rated than Thursday nights.Finally, last night’s season premiere was one hour long, the (semi-)comparable one in September 2018 was just 30 minutes.So it all depends on how you look at it.Also Read: Golden Globes 2020: Can the Awards Show Buck Ratings Trends Again?Anyway, Fox won primetime in the key demo but finished second in terms of total viewers. And “Last Man Standing” still provided a decent lead-in for new series “Deputy,” which did just fine.Fox was first in ratings with a 0.8 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 4.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Last Man Standing” at 8 premiered to a 0.9/5 and 5.2 million viewers. Those are down from September 2018’s 1.8 rating and 8.1 million total viewers. At 9, the debut of the new series “Deputy” had a 0.7/4 and 4.6 million viewers.ABC was second in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 5 million. “What Is Jeopardy!” at 8 received a 0.9/5 and 7.8 million viewers. “The Great American Holiday Baking Show” from 9 to 11 closed out primetime, averaging a 0.6/3 and 3.5 million viewers.Univision was third in ratings with a 0.5/3 and fifth in viewers with 1.5 million. CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and third in viewers with 3.4 million, airing all reruns.Also Read: Ratings: New Year's Day 'Flirty Dancing' on Fox Falls Flat on Its FaceNBC and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.3. NBC had a 2 share, Telemundo had a 1. NBC was fourth in total viewers with 1.9 million, Telemundo was sixth with 840,000.For NBC, between reruns, “The Paley Center Salutes Law & Order” in the 9 o’clock hour got a 0.3/1 and 1.7 million viewers.The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/1 and in viewers with 553,000, airing repeats.Read original story Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’ Premiere Plummets in Ratings From Last Season At TheWrap

  • 2020 Grammy Nominations: Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X Lead the Pack
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    2020 Grammy Nominations: Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X Lead the Pack

    The nominations for the 2020 Grammy Awards are in, with Lizzo (eight nominations), Billie Eilish (six), and Lil Nas X (six) leading the pack.Bebe Rexha, Alicia Keys, Gayle King, Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan, and Chair of the Board of Trustees Harvey Mason Jr. all pitched in to read off the names Wednesday morning via a live stream and on “CBS This Morning.”Keys will return to host next year’s Grammys, her second turn as emcee of “Music’s Biggest Night.”The nominees are below.Also Read: Alicia Keys to Return as Grammys HostRecord Of The Year: “Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish “7 Rings” — Ariana Grande “Hard Place” — H.E.R. “Talk” — Khalid “Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus “Truth Hurts” — Lizzo “Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae LeeAlbum Of The Year: i,i — Bon Iver Norman F***ing Rockwell! — Lana Del Rey When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Billie Eilish thank u, next — Ariana Grande I Used To Know Her — H.E.R. 7 — Lil Nas X Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) — Lizzo Father Of The Bride — Vampire WeekendSong Of The Year: “Always Remember Us This Way” — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga) “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish) “Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker) “Hard Place” — Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.) “Lover” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift) “Norman F***ing Rockwell” — Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey) “Someone You Loved” — Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi) “Truth Hurts” — Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)Also Read: Grammys: Ben Winston to Take Over as Executive Producer After Ken Ehrlich's 40th YearBest New Artist: Black Pumas Billie Eilish Lil Nas X Lizzo Maggie Rogers Rosalía Tank And The Bangas YolaBest Pop Solo Performance: “Spirit” — Beyoncé “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish “7 Rings” — Ariana Grande “Truth Hurts” — Lizzo “You Need To Calm Down” — Taylor SwiftBest Pop Vocal Album: The Lion King: The Gift — Beyoncé When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Billie Eilish thank u, next — Ariana Grande No. 6 Collaborations Project — Ed Sheeran Lover  — Taylor SwiftAlso Read: Philippe Zdar, Electronic Music Star of House Duo Cassius, Dies in Paris Fall at 52Best Dance Recording: “Linked” — Bonobo “Got To Keep On” — The Chemical Brothers “Piece Of Your Heart” — Meduza Featuring Goodboys “Underwater” — RÜFÜS DU SOL “Midnight Hour” — Skrillex & Boys Noize Featuring Ty Dolla $ignBest Rock Album: Amo — Bring Me The Horizon Social Cues — Cage The Elephant In The End — The Cranberries Trauma — I Prevail Feral Roots — Rival SonsBest R&B Performance: “Love Again” — Daniel Caesar & Brandy “Could’ve Been” — H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tiller “Exactly How I Feel” — Lizzo Featuring Gucci Mane “Roll Some Mo”  – Lucky Daye “Come Home” — Anderson .Paak Featuring André 3000Best Rap Album: Revenge Of The Dreamers III — Dreamville Championships — Meek Mill I Am > I Was — 21 Savage Igor — Tyler, The Creator The Lost Boy — YBN CordaeBest Country Song: “Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandie Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker) “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde) “It All Comes Out In The Wash” — Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert) “Some Of It” — Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church) “Speechless” — Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay)Best Jazz Vocal Album: Thirsty Ghost — Sara Gazarek Love & Liberation — Jazzmeia Horn Alone Together — Catherine Russell 12 Little Spells — Esperanza Spalding Screenplay — The Tierney Sutton BandBest Gospel Album: Long Live Love — Kirk Franklin Goshen — Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri-City Singers Tunnel Vision — Gene Moore Settle Here — William Murphy Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album — CeCe WinansBest Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album: X 100PRE — Bad Bunny Oasis — J Balvin & Bad Bunny Indestructible — Flor De Toloache Almadura — iLe El Mal Querer — RosalíaBest Americana Album: Years To Burn — Calexico And Iron & Wine Who Are You Now — Madison Cunningham Oklahoma — Keb’ Mo’ Tales Of America — J.S. Ondara Walk Through Fire — YolaBest Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling): Beastie Boys Book — (Various Artists) Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers Becoming — Michelle Obama I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years As A Two-Time Cancer Survivor — Eric Alexandrakis Mr. Know-It-All — John Waters Sekou Andrews & The String Theory — Sekou Andrews & The String TheoryBest Song Written For Visual Media: “The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy” — Randy Newman, songwriter (Chris Stapleton), Track from: Toy Story 4 “Girl In The Movies” — Dolly Parton & Linda Perry, songwriters (Dolly Parton), Track from: Dumplin’ “I’ll Never Love Again” (Film Version) — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper), Track from: A Star Is Born “Spirit” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Beyoncé), Track from: The Lion King “Suspirium” — Thom Yorke, songwriter (Thom Yorke), Track from: SuspiriaBest Music Film: Homecoming — Beyoncé Remember My Name — David Crosby Birth Of The Cool — (Miles Davis) Shangri-La — (Various Artists) Anima — Thom YorkeFind the nominees in all 84 categories here.The 62nd annual Grammy Awards air Jan. 26, 2020 on CBS.Read original story 2020 Grammy Nominations: Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X Lead the Pack At TheWrap

  • Queen Latifah to Star in ‘Equalizer’ Reboot in the Works at CBS
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    Queen Latifah to Star in ‘Equalizer’ Reboot in the Works at CBS

    Queen Latifah is set to star in and executive produce an “Equalizer” reboot currently in development at CBS.Described as a reimagining of the 1985 CBS series starring Edward Woodward, the reboot centers on Queen Latifah as “an enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.”“Castle” and “Take Two” duo Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller will serve as writers and showrunners on the reboot, which has a pilot production commitment at the network.Also Read: Jim Lanzone to Exit CBS Interactive; Marc DeBevoise to Become President and CEOExecutive producers also include the project John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment; Debra Martin Chase of Martin Chase Productions; Richard Lindheim, co-creator of the original “Equalizer” TV series; and Shakim Compere of Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment.The reboot is produced by Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios.The original “Equalizer” ran from 1985 to 1989 on CBS and centered on a retired U.S. intelligence agent who sought to atone for his past by putting his skills to work as a vigilante acting on behalf of the innocent. A film adaptation of the series starring Denzel Washington and directed by Antoine Fuqua was released in 2014, followed by a sequel in 2018.Read original story Queen Latifah to Star in ‘Equalizer’ Reboot in the Works at CBS At TheWrap

  • Drew Barrymore Gets Syndicated Daytime Talk Show From CBS Television Distribution
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    Drew Barrymore Gets Syndicated Daytime Talk Show From CBS Television Distribution

    CBS Television Distribution is planning to launch Drew Barrymore’s new syndicated daytime talk show in Fall 2020.As we previously reported in August, Barrymore was shooting a pilot for the talk show. Now, CBS Television Distribution has sold it to CBS stations, including in New York City and in Los Angeles, among other major markets.CBS owned-and-operated stations represent 38% of the U.S. The talk show still has to be cleared in the rest of the country, but it’s off to a very good start.“It is beyond my wildest dreams to have this opportunity for a daily talk show,” Barrymore said. “I’m truly thrilled and honored to be creating this show with CBS.”Also Read: Kelly Clarkson, Tamron Hall's New Talk Shows Debut Strong in Ratings“We are very excited to be in business with Drew Barrymore and have our stations serve as the launch group for a show that is the brightest prospect I have seen in many years,” Peter Dunn, president of CBS Television Stations, said on Thursday. “We look forward to giving Drew and our colleagues at CBS Television Distribution our full support to help this show strike gold with our audience and advertisers.”“Drew is a huge star and a breath of fresh air – her show will energize any station’s lineup,” Steve LoCascio, COO and CFO of CBS Global Distribution Group, added. “We’re looking forward to working with Peter Dunn and the CBS Television Stations group to launch this premium show in fall 2020.”The still-untitled show will be produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution. Barrymore, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell are executive producers.Read original story Drew Barrymore Gets Syndicated Daytime Talk Show From CBS Television Distribution At TheWrap

  • 'Harry Potter' star Brendan Gleeson to play Donald Trump in new drama series
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    'Harry Potter' star Brendan Gleeson to play Donald Trump in new drama series

    Irish actor Brendan Gleeson has been cast as Donald Trump in a new drama series for US network CBS.

  • Survivor host Jeff Probst blasts CBS over spoiler-filled promo
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    Survivor host Jeff Probst blasts CBS over spoiler-filled promo

    Survivor host Jeff Probst blasts CBS over spoiler-filled promo

  • Whoopi Goldberg Joins Stephen King's 'The Stand' for CBS All Access
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    Whoopi Goldberg Joins Stephen King's 'The Stand' for CBS All Access

    The 'View' co-host boards the upcoming limited series led by James Marsden and Amber Heard.

  • James Corden Extends ‘Late Late Show’ Contract Through 2022
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    James Corden Extends ‘Late Late Show’ Contract Through 2022

    James Corden will stick around on CBS’ “The Late Late Show” for three more years. The late-night host and frequent Tony Awards host signed a new contract through August 2022.Corden first took over “The Late Late Show” in 2015 from Craig Ferguson who hosted the program from 2005 to 2014. Corden’s tenure has been well received and gained fame for his segments “Carpool Karaoke,” “Crosswalk the Musical,” and “Drop the Mic,” some of which have been turned into their own TV series.“James Corden has burned his way to the top of American television with a daring, energetic and inventive broadcast that stands out in the late-night space,” said David Nevins, chief creative officer for CBS. “He is a host and performer whose considerable talents shine on every stage, and he has created a cutting-edge comedy factory with shows that have resonated across multiple platforms. James and his shows are a great source of pride to CBS, and it’s exciting to extend our relationship well into the future.”Also Read: Here's Why James Corden Is King of the Emmys This YearCorden has been nominated for 22 Emmys, winning seven. He has also hosted The Tony Awards, which air on CBS, two times including the most recent edition in June. He also hosted the Grammy Awards for CBS in 2017 and 2018.Corden is also set to star in the upcoming film adaptation of “Cats.”Read original story James Corden Extends ‘Late Late Show’ Contract Through 2022 At TheWrap

  • Julie Chen Returns to Work on 'Big Brother' After Leaving 'The Talk': 'Excited to Be Back'
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    Julie Chen Returns to Work on 'Big Brother' After Leaving 'The Talk': 'Excited to Be Back'

    Julie Chen is back to her 'Big Brother' roots.

  • The Official 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2 Trailer Is Here!
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    The Official 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2 Trailer Is Here!

    Check out Ethan Peck's Spock in action. Plus, see the new key art!

  • Grace Park Breaks Silence on 'Hawaii Five-0' Exit: 'I Chose What Was Best for My Integrity'
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    Grace Park Breaks Silence on 'Hawaii Five-0' Exit: 'I Chose What Was Best for My Integrity'

    The 44-year-old actress is opening up about her departure from the CBS action drama last year.

  • Kaley Cuoco Says Her Heart Is 'Broken' Over 'Big Bang Theory' Ending
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    Kaley Cuoco Says Her Heart Is 'Broken' Over 'Big Bang Theory' Ending

    The 32-year-old actress calls playing Penny on the sitcom a 'dream come true.'

  • Is a Patrick Stewart Star Trek reboot in development?
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    Is a Patrick Stewart Star Trek reboot in development?

    A rebooted Star Trek series starring Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard could be in the offing.

  • How DeVos Faceplanted on '60 Minutes'
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    How DeVos Faceplanted on '60 Minutes'

    From guns to race to school choice, Trump's Secretary of Education failed on national television.

  • 'The Good Fight' Season 2 premiere date revealed
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    'The Good Fight' Season 2 premiere date revealed

    The CBS All Access drama series is returning for a sophomore run in 2018!

  • Jeremy Piven's TV drama cancelled by CBS
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    Jeremy Piven's TV drama cancelled by CBS

    Jeremy Piven's latest TV drama, Wisdom of the Crowd, will be cancelled by CBS after 13 episodes, sources have confirmed to Entertainment Weekly.

  • ‘2 Broke Girls’ Canceled at CBS
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    ‘2 Broke Girls’ Canceled at CBS

    If you had money on 2 Broke Girls getting renewed, you’re out of luck. CBS has cancelled the raunchy Kat Dennings–Beth Behrs comedy after six seasons, TVLine has learned. Showrunner Michelle Nader previously told TVLine that everyone connected with the show had “the creative urge” to keep the series going into a seventh season. “This is […]

  • Star Trek: Discovery - Bryan Fuller confirms female lead, gay character, prequel setting, and more!
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    Star Trek: Discovery - Bryan Fuller confirms female lead, gay character, prequel setting, and more!

    Today was the penultimate day of the Television Critics Association summer press tour, an annual event which holds a variety of different panels – and this year, one of those panels was ran by Bryan Fuller, who revealed a lot of information about the new Star Trek: Discovery program, set to launch in 2017 on CBS All Access in the US, on terrestrial television in Canada, and on Netflix worldwide. The intention is to provide a different point of view from prior Star Trek series, given that the previous 6 (presumably including the animated series) have been from the perspective of the Captain. Fuller has, in the past, stated that casting for Discovery will be ‘colour blind’, and as such our new lead may be of any race.