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HBO TV Show Ratings (updated 12/4/19)

While HBO execs aren't tied to the ratings like regular commercial channels, they have to air programs that will keep viewers subscribed. Which of their shows will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.

Scripted HBO shows listed: Animals, Ballers, Big Little Lies, Boardwalk Empire, The Brink, Camping, The Comeback, Crashing, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Deuce, Divorce, Eastbound & Down, Euphoria, Game of Thrones, Gentleman Jack, Getting On, Girls, Hello Ladies, Here and Now, High Maintenance, His Dark Materials, Insecure, Jonah from Tonga, The Leftovers, Looking, Mosaic, Mrs. Fletcher, The Newsroom, The Night Of, The Righteous Gemstones, Room 104, Sally4Ever, Sharp Objects, Silicon Valley, Succession, Togetherness, Tracey Ullman's Show, True Blood, True Detective, Veep, Vinyl, Vice Principals, Watchmen, Westworld, and The Young Pope.

Last update: Most recent ratings added for His Dark Materials, Mrs. Fletcher, Silicon Valley, and Watchmen.
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‘Top Gear America’: Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry and Jethro Bovingdon Drive Onto Car Format For Discovery’s MotorTrend

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‘Top Gear America’: Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry and Jethro Bovingdon Drive Onto Car Format For Discovery’s MotorTrend
Bless This Mess star Dax Shepard, Ballers’ Rob Corddry and and motoring journalist Jethro Bovingdon have signed on to host the U.S. reboot of Top Gear for Discovery’s MotorTrend.

The series will launch on the subscription streaming service in spring 2020 after Discovery struck a deal with BBC Studios earlier this year.

The new series aims to deliver what the companies describe as “a fresh, uniquely American take on the classic Top Gear format,” chronicling the car-centric adventures of a new trio of hosts.

Shepard is a lifelong gearhead who grew up in Detroit and owned cars including a 1967 Lincoln Continental, a 1994 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon and a Mercedes Amg E63. He has starred in Parenthood and Netflix’s The Ranch and is hosting Fox gameshow Spin The Wheel alongside ABC sitcom Bless This Mess.

Corddry, best known for his role on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, has
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56 Ending or Cancelled TV Shows for the 2019-20 Season

Here's a list of TV shows that aired (or are expected to air) during the 2019-20 season (roughly September 2019 through August 2020) but won't be back for the 2020-21 season. Not finding a show that you believe has been cancelled? Check the 2017-18 season list or the 2018-19 season list. You can also check our status pages.

Most recent additions: Marvel's Runaways (Hulu), Fresh Off the Boat (ABC), EastSiders (Netflix), The End of the F***ing World (Netflix), Mrs. Fletcher (HBO), Looking for Alaska (Hulu), Sunnyside (NBC), Grand Hotel (ABC), Dear White People (Netflix), Claws (TNT), BoJack Horseman (Netflix), Marvel's Ghost Rider (Hulu), Glow (Netflix), Muppets Live Another Day (Disney+), Bastards (Apple TV+), Glitch (Netflix), Born This Way (A&e), Ballers (HBO), Poldark (PBS), The Durrells in Corfu (PBS), The 100 (The CW), 13 Reasons Why (Netflix), Homicide Hunter: Lt Joe Kenda (Investigation Discovery), Trinkets (Netflix), Will & Grace
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Damien Chazelle’s ‘Babylon’ Selected for California Tax Credit

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Damien Chazelle’s ‘Babylon’ Selected for California Tax Credit
Damien Chazelle’s “Babylon” has received a $17.5 million tax credit allocation from the California Film Commission for shooting the period drama in the Golden State.

Variety first reported Monday that Emma Stone and Brad Pitt are in talks to star for “Babylon” with Paramount landing worldwide rights and setting a Dec. 25, 2021 release date. The commission estimated that “Babylon” will generate $83.4 million in “qualified spending” — defined as below-the-line wages to California workers and payments to in-state vendors.

“I’m thrilled to be able to film ‘Babylon’ here in California, with its rich landscapes and excellent crew members,” said Chazelle. “Thank you to the Film Commission for helping me bring this film to the big screen.”

Babylon” received the largest conditional allocation of the 13 disclosed Tuesday from the commission. Warner Bros.’ remake of “Little Shop of Horrors,” was the second-largest with $12.3 million, followed by $9.1 million for “Rescue Rangers” and $5.6 million for Universal’s “Dear Evan Hansen.
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TV News Roundup: Netflix Announces Kenya Barris’ ‘Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show’ Premiere Date

  • Variety
In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix announces the premiere date for “Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show” and the CW releases its 2020 midseason premiere dates.

Behind The Scenes

The Bold Type” actor Melora Hardin is set to make her television directorial debut with an episode of Season 4 of the Freeform drama, Variety has learned exclusively. The episode sees its protagonists stuck inside with friends and foes during a storm. As the weather worsens outside, the women have to think outsode of the box to find new ways to solve brewing problems. The fourth season of “The Bold Type” will return Jan. 23. Hardin is repped by Paul Kohner Agency, Framework Entertainment and Myman Greenspan Fox Rosenberg Mobasser Younger & Light Llp.


HBO Max announced “Ballers” actor Griffin Matthews is joining the cast of dark comedy titled, “The Flight Attendant.“ Matthews will play Cassie’s (Kaley Cuoco) friend and co-worker, Shane. When
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‘Grown-ish’: Henri Esteve, Raigan Harris & Andrew Liner To Recur In Season 3 Of Freeform Comedy

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‘Grown-ish’: Henri Esteve, Raigan Harris & Andrew Liner To Recur In Season 3 Of Freeform Comedy
Exclusive: Henri Esteve (Revenge), Raigan Harris (Ballers) and newcomer Andrew Liner set for recurring roles on the upcoming third season of Grown-ish, Freeform’s hit comedy spinoff from ABC’s Black-ish.

Grown-ish is a contemporary take on the issues that students face in the world of higher education, and follows Zoey (Yara Shahidi) and her friends as they return to CalU with confidence and swagger. Learning from the ups and downs of their freshman year, they all think they’ve got their second year on lock, but quickly realize that they’re not as grown as they think. The cast also includes Luka Sabbat, Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa, Emily Arlook, Jordan Buhat, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Deon Cole, and recently upped-to-series-regular Diggy Simmons.

Esteve will play Javier, a gorgeous grad student whom Ana (Raisa) interns with at Cal U. A well-educated Cuban Republican activist, Javi is able to cross party
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‘The Flight Attendant’: Griffin Matthews Joins Kaley Cuoco’s HBO Max Series

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‘The Flight Attendant’: Griffin Matthews Joins Kaley Cuoco’s HBO Max Series
Exclusive: Griffin Matthews (Dear White People) is set as a series regular in HBO Max’s thriller drama series The Flight Attendant, starring and executive produced by Kaley Cuoco.

The Flight Attendant is a story of how an entire life can change in one night. Cassie (Cuoco) is a flight attendant who wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened. Sonoya Mizuno, Michiel Huisman, Colin Woodell, Zosia Mamet, Merle Dandridge also star.

Matthews will play Shane Evans, Cassie’s flight attendant “work friend” and fellow nightlife compatriot. Their friendship is put to the test when Cassie’s life begins to unravel.

The dark comedic thriller is based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian. Greg Berlanti, Cuoco, Sarah Schechter, Steve Yockey, Meredith Lavender and Marcie Ulin are executive producers. Yes, Norman’s Suzanne McCormack is co-executive producer.
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Fox Sports Cans Cris Carter; NFL Hall Of Famer Has Been Off Air Since Oct. 30

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After three years at Fox Sports, Cris Carter has been pink-slipped.

“Cris Carter is no longer with Fox Sports,” a spokesperson for the Murdoch-owned outlet announced Thursday of the former First Things First co-host and NFL Hall of Famer. “There is no further comment at this time.”

Along with that no further comment, there is no word who will replace the ex-Minnesota Vikings wide receiver on the Fs1 morning show fronted by Nick Wright and Jenna Wolfe. Former New York Giants lineman Chris Canty has been filling in Carter’s seat on First Things First for the past week. Whether that becomes a permanent replacement or not, the timing of when a new First Things First co-host will be made public still is being worked out, sources say.

Absent from the air since October 30, I hear that Carter has been the subject of an internal probe at Fox Sports involving his conduct,
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‘Carol’s Second Act’: Cedric Yarbrough Upped To Series Regular On CBS Comedy

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Exclusive: We’ll be seeing more of Nurse Dennis on CBS’ comedy Carol’s Second Act. Cedric Yarbrough, who has recurred as the character since the series’ launch, has been promoted to series regular.

Yarbrough’s Nurse Dennis is a hospital veteran who runs the town, and has little patience for nonsense from interns. Though he’s described as generally dry, he does have a mischievous side and isn’t above holding a grudge.

Carol’s Second Act, starring Patricia Heaton, hails from Trophy Wife creators Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, Heaton and David Hunt’s FourBoys Entertainment and CBS TV Studios. Written by Halpern and Haskins, it centers on Carol Chambers (Heaton), who after raising her two children and retiring from teaching, embarks on a unique second act: she’s going to become a doctor.

In addition to Heaton, the series stars Kyle MacLachlan as Dr.
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Dwayne Johnson nabs first dramatic role as Mma legend Mark Kerr

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It seem as though Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson always has something cooking in his kitchen. In between appearances at WWE events and promoting the three films he released this year, the action superstar also wrapped the fifth and final season of HBO's Ballers. Dude even managed to get married this year too. It begs the question as to when and if this guy actually sleeps. Apparently never,…
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Johnny Webster Joins Thruline Entertainment As Talent Manager

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Exclusive: Talent manager Johnny Webster has joined Beverly Hills-based management/production company Thruline Entertainment.

Webster moves to Thruline from Industry Entertainment, where he spent the last three years, after stints training at management companies Impression Entertainment and New Wave Entertainment. He began his Hollywood career in production and then casting.

Webster brings a client list to Thruline that includes J. Alex Brinson (All Rise), Tobie Windham (Just Roll With It), Corey Reynolds (Resident Alien), Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman), Chyna Layne (She’s Gotta Have It), Jake Borelli (Grey’s Anatomy), Catherine Haena Kim (Ballers), Henri Esteve (Grown-ish) and Natalie Hall (Unreal).

“We are in a growth-oriented mindset at the moment, and were so pleased when we had the opportunity to meet Johnny, said Thruline principals Chris Henze, Jb Roberts, Willie Mercer and Ron West in a joint statement. “The film and television marketplace is in a unique transition. More
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Cassidy Freeman talks playing a bad-ass member of ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Cassidy Freeman talks playing a bad-ass member of ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“Amber is definitely a wife and she definitely plays a role, but I don’t think of her that way. I think of it as a pretty bad-ass female character in a really incredible show,” Cassidy Freeman tells Gold Derby in an exclusive interview about starring on “The Righteous Gemstones” (watch the video above). Freeman explains about the eponymous characters, “You feel for these people; they have depth to them — they’re not just one- or two-note characters. They’re very complicated people and I hope that that is something that pulls people in even further than a regular comedy would.”

SEEFreeman’s biggest competition in her Golden Globe category.

After “Eastbound and Down” and “Vice Principals,” this new comedy is the third on HBO this decade from hyphenate Danny McBride, who also leads the cast as Amber’s televangelist husband Jesse Gemstone. “I didn’t have a lot of
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Modern Love Renewed for Season 2

Amazon Prime is still infatuated with Modern Love: The streamer has renewed the romantic anthology series for Season 2, TVLine has learned.

Inspired by the New York Times column of the same name, the half-hour drama explores “love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms,” per the official synopsis. The first season debuted last Friday, Oct. 18, with eight standalone episodes and a star-studded cast that featured Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada), Tina Fey (30 Rock), John Slattery (Mad Men), Dev Patel (The Newsroom), Catherine Keener (Kidding), Andy Garcia (Ballers), Cristin Milioti (Black Mirror), Brandon Victor Dixon (Power) and Andrew Scott (Fleabag), among others.
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‘Girls Guns and Blood’ Review

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Stars: Cody Renee Cameron, Christine Nguyen, Cherie DeVille, Britney Amber, Rebecca Love, Kleio Valentien, Chaz Taylor, Danielle Evon Ploeger, Holly Reidenbach, Woody Almazan, James W. Evermore, Jamie Hooks, Kevin Clayton, Qu Griffin, Bryan Tai Self, Kenneth Sevier | Written by Jeff O’Brien, Robert Rowland | Directed by Thegin German, Robert Rowland

Let’s step back in time shall we? To an age when women were objects of sexual desire and carried huge weapons… Nope I’m not talking about any of Andy Sidaris’ films but rather Girls Guns and Blood – a movie that harkens back to a politically incorrect time when tits and ass were all the rage and when budgets didn’t stretch to an named stars. Though to be fair to writer/director Robert Rowland his cast includes a few familiar names, well familiar if you know your adult cinema!

Yes, when you need a cast that is happy
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Dwayne Johnson Officially Announces Black Adam Start Date

It’s been an eternity since we first heard that Dwayne Johnson was cast as Black Adam. He’s the perfect choice for the role, not to mention that combining superheroes and The Rock is basically a license to print money. And yet, five long years have ticked with the project in development hell, with the character not even making a cameo appearance in Shazam!

Most of that’s probably down to Johnson’s heroic work commitments, which usually see him having several movies in production while also running his show Ballers. But now it seems like the wheels are finally turning for Black Adam, as the star has just tweeted out a confirmation that production will begin in July 2020.

Very cool man, thank you.

Amazing detail.

This project has been with me for over 10yrs

Production begins this July.

Appreciate the support. #blackadam #dc
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‘I Wanna Be Mvp. I Want a Grammy’: Damian Lillard’s Plan to Balance Music and Basketball

‘I Wanna Be Mvp. I Want a Grammy’: Damian Lillard’s Plan to Balance Music and Basketball
On Wednesday night in Salt Lake City, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard put up 25 points in 29 minutes in a preseason win against the Utah Jazz. The next morning, Dame D.O.L.L.A. — Lillard’s hip-hop pseudonym — dropped his new music video for “Money Ball.” Later that night brought another preseason game for Lillard, this time versus the Nuggets in Denver, and the following morning Dame D.O.L.L.A. readied the deluxe-edition release of his best album to date.

This balancing act is the new normal
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HBO’s ‘Succession’ Season 2 Finale Ratings Jump 12% Over Season 1’s on Strong Digital Viewing

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HBO’s “Succession” is picking up some ratings momentum that would make the Murdochs blush.

The media-empire drama’s second season, created and showrun by Jesse Armstrong, concluded with an episode that posted 1.1 million viewers across multiple HBO platforms on Sunday, according to the pay TV channel. That’s 12% better than Season 1’s finale and up slightly from the prior week’s episode, which put up 1.08 million.

The overall-eyeballs tally, which counts the initial 9 p.m. airing on HBO, as well as streams on HBO Go and HBO Now, is down a bit from the series record the show hit with its Season 2 premiere on Aug. 11, which drew 1.2 million multiplatform viewers.

Also Read: 'Succession' Star Brian Cox on Finale's 'Blood Sacrifice' Twist, Logan's Smirk and the Chicken Thief

But digital viewing for the “Succession” Season 2 finale, titled “This Is Not for Tears,” actually reached a series high, and was +53% from
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'Suits' Final Season Tops September's TV Songs List With Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Coldplay

'Suits' Final Season Tops September's TV Songs List With Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Coldplay
USA's ninth and final season of Suits captured the top three spots on September's top TV songs list featuring pop hits "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran, "Natural" from Imagine Dragons and Coldplay's "Viva La Vida."

Starz's Power featured "Lost Without You" from Freya Ridings and ABC's A Millions Little Things took the fifth spot with Brandi Carlile's "The Story." HBO's Ballers had two songs, including "You Were Right" by RÜFÜS Du Sol and "Ricky" by Denzel Curry.

Netflix's second season of Elite featured "Out Of Touch"...
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‘Succession’ Star Brian Cox on Finale’s ‘Blood Sacrifice’ Twist, Logan’s Smirk and the Chicken Thief

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(Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Season 2 finale of “Succession.”)

The Roy Family upped their backstabbing ante with the second season finale of HBO’s “Succession” on Sunday night, moving from bear hugs to blood sacrifices in a twist that family psychologists might be analyzing for years to come: Kendall (Jeremy Strong), the first — er, second-born son of Logan Roy (Brian Cox) — decided to disobey his father’s order to take responsibility for the Waystar Royco cruise division coverup and instead threw his dad under the bus during a press conference designed to bring the whole ordeal to an end.

While watching his son do this on TV — from his lavish yacht in the Mediterranean — Logan couldn’t help but smile. Was it because he was proud of Kendall — who Logan told earlier in the episode that he’s just not enough of a “killer” to take over the
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‘Ballers’ Finale: Dwayne Johnson’s Good-Time NFL Show Leaves a Strange Legacy

[Editor’s Note: The following review includes spoilers for “Ballers,” including Season 5, but not the series finale.]

“Ballers” never felt like a serious show. Offering a glammed-up look inside the life of ex-nfl star Spencer Strasmore (played by a besuited Dwayne Johnson), Stephen Levinson’s HBO pseudo-comedy kept the stakes pretty low, even in its final season. Big spending led to big paychecks, which led to bigger spending and bigger paychecks, until Spencer had accumulated enough wealth to be a viable option for NFL ownership. Audiences never needed to worry if ol’ Spence was gonna be okay, just if he was going to be able to afford the expensive things — his own agency, acquiring other agencies, an NFL team — he craved.

And yet serious issues still popped up, like a tag-along tax on all that big money being thrown around. As Levinson and his team of writers searched for appropriate challenges for their uber-rich characters, the real-world weaved its way into “Ballers.” But rather than engage with such relevant matters as Cte,
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