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NBC TV Shows: 2018-19 Viewer Votes

Every year, the NBC television network airs new and continuing TV series. Many are cancelled and many are renewed by the season's end. Although everyone understands that Nielsen ratings usually play a big role in TV cancellations and renewals, most fans do not get to participate in that system. So, we are offering you the chance to rate NBC TV shows here, instead.

NBC TV series that have premiered (so far) during the 2018-19 television season: Abby's, American Ninja Warrior, America's Got Talent,  America's Got Talent: The Champions, AP Bio, The Blacklist, Blindspot, Bring the Funny, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago Pd, Ellen's Game of Games, The Enemy Within, Good Girls, The Good Place, Hollywood Game Night, The Inbetween, I Feel Bad, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Manifest, Midnight Texas, New Amsterdam, Songland, Superstore,
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ABC Studios’ Head of Unscripted Fernando Hernandez Steps Down

  • The Wrap
Fernando Hernandez is stepping down as head of unscripted at ABC Studios, TheWrap has learned.

Hernandez, who joined the TV studio last year to launch a new alternative division under the leadership of former studio boss Patrick Moran, is exiting his position after less than a year at the Disney-owned operation, according to an individual familiar with the situation.

No replacement has been named, but ABC Studios is said to remain committed to unscripted programming after setting up projects for both the network and the Disney+ streaming service.

Also Read: Disney TV Shakeup: Patrick Moran Out as ABC Studios President, 20th Century Fox's Jonnie Davis to Take Over

Moran left ABC Studios earlier this year as part of an executive shakeup among Disney’s TV studios when the company closed its acquisitions of 21st Century Fox assets, including 20th Century Fox Television, earlier this year. Former 20th TV
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Jane Lynch Teaming With Cyndi Lauper For Netflix Comedy Series: “It’s A ‘Golden Girls’ For Today”

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Speaking backstage at the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday in the wake of winning her guest comedy gong for Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Jane Lynch revealed that she has a comedy series in the works at Netflix, in which she would star with Cyndi Lauper.

“We’re our ages now. I’m almost 60, and she’s 65. We’re looking for our next act and we haven’t had children,” she said of the show.

At first reluctant to spill details, she said, “I don’t think I can,” but then caved and said, “It’s a Golden Girls for today.”

The potential series will feature two other major characters, which Lynch said they hadn’t yet cast.

According to sources, the comedy series, which has been in development at Netflix for more than a month, comes from creators Stephen Engel and Carol Leifer. Producing is Skydance Television, the
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Jane Lynch (‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’) jokes her way to Emmy #5 after winning Best Guest Comedy Actress

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Jane Lynch (‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’) jokes her way to Emmy #5 after winning Best Guest Comedy Actress
Jane Lynch (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) has just won her fifth career Emmy Award at Sunday’s Creative Arts ceremony.

Last year, when Lynch was up for Best Guest Comedy Actress for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s” first season, she could not overcome Tiffany Haddish’s supernova career trajectory as the “Girls Trip” breakout nailed her hosting spot on “Saturday Night Live.” In fact, “SNL” has had a lock on this category three years running, with Melissa McCarthy taking the prize in 2017 and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler claiming the title in 2016. But the second season of the Amazon Prime comedy provided richer material for Lynch’s Sophie Lennon, a rival old-school stand-up comic who dresses like a frumpy overweight housewife while employing her catch phrase in a Queens accent, “Put that on a plate!”

See If you know Susie, then it won’t be a shock if ‘Mrs. Maisel
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Jane Lynch Wins 2019 Guest Comedy Actress Emmy

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Jane Lynch Wins 2019 Guest Comedy Actress Emmy
Jane Lynch has been crowned the winner of the 2019 guest comedy actress Emmy for her role of comic Sophie Lennon on Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

This was Lynch’s second consecutive nomination for the role but first win. However, it is her fifth Emmy overall, after winning a short form statue in 2017, as well as reality host trophies for “Hollywood Game Night” in 2014 and 2015, and a supporting comedy actress statue for “Glee” in 2010.

This year, Lynch was nominated alongside a duo of “Saturday Night Live” hosts in Sandra Oh and Emma Thompson, a duo of “Fleabag” players in Fiona Shaw and Kristin Scott Thomas, as well as Maya Rudolph from “The Good Place.”

Lynch dedicated her award to the female comedy pioneers of the 1960s who had to have a gimmick in their act to get on stage. She cited Joan Rivers, Totie Fields, Phyllis Diller and Moms Mabley.
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Primetime Creative Arts Emmys, Day 2: Complete List of Winners

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Primetime Creative Arts Emmys, Day 2: Complete List of Winners
After setting a new record for the most nominations a series has ever received in a single year, “Game of Thrones” dominated the 2019 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys, which were handed out on Sunday evening in downtown Los Angeles.

The final season of the epic HBO series won 10 awards, taking Emmys for casting, music, main-title design, picture editing, sound mixing and sound editing, makeup, costumes, visual effects and stunt coordination — though it was beaten by “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” for cinematography, “Chernobyl” for production design and “Star Trek: Discovery” for prosthetic makeup.

Jane Lynch won the award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” the fourth different show for which Lynch has won an Emmy. The show also won the guest-actor award, with Luke Kirby helping shut “Saturday Night Live” out of the guest acting winner’s circle for the first time since 2015.

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RuPaul Ties Jeff Probst for Most Emmy Wins as Reality Host

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RuPaul Ties Jeff Probst for Most Emmy Wins as Reality Host
RuPaul’s win at the Creative Arts Emmys for reality host Saturday tied him with “Survivor” host Jeff Probst for most wins ever in the category — each has four.

RuPaul said backstage that he was so excited, he had no words to express his happiness. “I don’t know how I feel because my brain is not connected to any other part of my body right now,” he joked.

Also Read: 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Is Bigger and More Popular Than Ever - What Comes Next?

He also explained how he chose his outfit for the night — a smart black suit and purple pussy bow. “I wanted to do a pussy bow because I love a pussy how. … especially the fact that I get to say pussy bow.” Then he kept saying “pussy bow.”

Probst won the first four awards from 2008-2011 for hosting “Survivor,” and RuPaul has won
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Tuck yeah! RuPaul Charles (‘Drag Race’) just tied Jeff Probst’s Emmy record for Best Reality Host

  • Gold Derby
Condragulations RuPaul Charles, you just tied an Emmy record. The star of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” snatched up his fourth Emmy for Best Reality Host at the Creative Arts ceremony on Saturday, September 14, tying the same number of trophies Jeff Probst (“Survivor”) won between 2008 and 2011. (See the complete list of Creative Arts winners.) Oddly enough, Probst was never nominated again in this category, which means RuPaul could beat the record next year if Emmy voters’ love affair continues.

See 2019 Creative Arts Emmys live blog: Hot takes on who won on Saturday, Sept. 14, who upset, and what it all means [Updating Live Blog]

Gold Derby accurately predicted RuPaul would beat out his co-nominees James Corden (“The World’s Best”), Ellen DeGeneres (“Ellen’s Game of Games”), Marie Kondo (“Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”) and Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman (“Making It”). RuPaul previously won this category between 2016 and 2018.

Last month we interviewed RuPaul on the
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Ratings: Fox Ties With NBC for First as ‘BH90210’ Finale Loses to ‘Songland’

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Fox said goodbye to the Peach Pit gang on Wednesday with the finale of its “Beverly Hills, 90210” meta revival, “BH90210,” which rose over last week’s penultimate episode in the key adults 18-49 demographic.

But the six-episode show didn’t end with enough of a bump to help its home network overtake NBC for a solo win in the demo, losing its 9 p.m. time slot to the season finale of “Songland.”

Readers can find our interview with “BH90210” stars/co-creators Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling about their plans for a possible Season 2 here — and see how the show’s ratings have declined throughout the summer here.

Also Read: 'BH90210' Ratings Have Declined More Than Any Other Show This Summer

NBC and Fox tied for first in ratings, both with a 0.8 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. NBC was first in total viewers with an average of
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Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills Launches Branded Content Division

  • Variety
Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills Launches Branded Content Division
Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills Productions has partnered with Test Pattern Media to launch a branded content division.

The new initiative comes after Hazy Mill’s recent branch into branded content, winning awards for their Orbitz campaign, and partnering with other clients such as Lucasfilm, Amazon, Showtime, Starbucks, Capital One, TNT, TBS, Lincoln, P&g, and Google. Together, the two production companies will work with brands and agencies to create series-based content and advertisements.

“In the new world of branded content, we believe we can engage savvy audiences in a way where they forget they’re being sold to,” Hayes said in a statement. “Our experience working in all genres of entertainment including drama, comedy, game, and documentary will translate very well into creating not only one-off commercials but also Brand dedicated series – which will keep the audience engaged and interested in the brand over time.”

Emmy-winning actor
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Emmy slugfest 2019: Will Jane Lynch (‘Mrs. Maisel’) and her ‘2 roles’ win Best Comedy Guest Actress, or will Kristin Scott Thomas snatch it? [Watch]

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Emmy slugfest 2019: Will Jane Lynch (‘Mrs. Maisel’) and her ‘2 roles’ win Best Comedy Guest Actress, or will Kristin Scott Thomas snatch it? [Watch]
“I’m going with Jane Lynch because she lost last year to Tiffany Haddish for her SNL stint,” Susan Wloszczyna says of the “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” actress. Lynch is an Emmy nominee for a second time as a guest comedy actress in the Amazon Prime series.

She also notes that her part as Sophie Lennon, a stand-up comic rival of Rachel Brosnahan’s Midge Maisel, makes a bigger contribution in the show’s second season, adding that Sophie was “crucial in many ways in what happens to Mrs. Maisel.” Also, Lynch’s character is actually two people. “She is pretending to be this hick comedian who makes fun of herself. But then when you see her in real life, she has a whole other role. So, it’s two roles in one.”

Wloszczyna discussed her reasons for picking Lynch, who is not lacking for trophies given that she has won four Primetime Emmys already.
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Herstory will repeat itself as ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ looks solid for another Emmy reality sweep

Herstory will repeat itself as ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ looks solid for another Emmy reality sweep
Last year, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” made Emmy herstory as the first show to win Best Competition Program and Best Reality Host in the same year. And there’s not much to suggest that won’t happen again next month.

Before last year, no show had even won both awards, regardless of the year, so that’s how big “Drag Race’s” 2-for-2 sweep was. RuPaul Charles had won host twice already, but the series didn’t even make the program cut until 2017, losing to “The Voice.” It had to wait a year for the stars to finally align.

See RuPaul Charles on snatching up all those Emmys: ‘I’m just happy to have a job!’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Currently, “Drag Race” is way out in front with 10/3 odds to defend its crown over “The Voice,” “The Amazing Race,” “Top Chef,” “Nailed It” and “American Ninja Warrior.” Voters love rubber-stamping winners here, as
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Emmy episode analysis: Jane Lynch (‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’) sabotages our hero at ‘Vote for Kennedy’ telethon

Emmy episode analysis: Jane Lynch (‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’) sabotages our hero at ‘Vote for Kennedy’ telethon
After she was nominated in the Best Comedy Guest Actress category last year, Jane Lynch returns with her 12th career nomination for her performance as Sophie Lennon in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Lynch has submitted the second season’s penultimate episode, “Vote for Kennedy, Vote for Kennedy,” to Emmy judges.

In the hour, Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) and Susie (Alex Borstein) are at a telethon where Midge is scheduled to perform. Sophie first appears doing her act and accentuating every other punchline with her trademark phrase, “Put that on your plate!” Midge and Susie marvel at how repetitive the material is. Sophie comes back out on stage to interview several people who suffer from arthritis and she does her normal shtick with them. When one of the people mentions that she can’t even bend over to pick up her grandson, Sophie warns that she’s getting emotional and tries to
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Thursday TV Ratings: Reef Break, The Outpost, Big Brother, The Wall, FBI

Thursday, August 29, 2019 ratings -- New episodes: Reef Break, Big Brother, The Outpost, and Two Sentence Horror Stories. Reruns: Holey Moley, Two Sentence Horror Stories, The Wall, Hollywood Game Night, Law & Order Svu, The Big Bang Theory, FBI, and Young Sheldon.

Please note: These fast affiliate ratings are likely heavily impacted by sports programming. Expect large adjustments in the finals.

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Ratings: ‘BH90210’ Declines Again, But Fox Pulls a Wednesday Win

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Ratings: ‘BH90210’ Declines Again, But Fox Pulls a Wednesday Win
“Beverly Hills, 90210” revival “BH90210” slipped once again in TV ratings, but “MasterChef” made up for that and Fox was able to win Wednesday among adults 18-49.

In total viewers, however, it was a different story. NBC and CBS were No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, by that Nielsen metric.

Fox was first in ratings with a 0.8 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, but third in total viewers with an average of 2.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. “MasterChef” at 8 p.m. posted a 0.8/5 and 3.2 million viewers. At 9, “BH90210” had a 0.7/4 and 2 million viewers.

Also Read: Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' Comes Back Down to Earth, But Still Dominates

NBC was second in ratings with a 0.7/4 and first in viewers with 4.5 million. The “America’s Got Talent” results show at 8 landed a 1.1/6 and 7.9 million viewers. At 9, “Songland” got a 0.7/4 and 3.5 million viewers. “Hollywood Game Night” at 10 received a 0.4/2 and 2 million viewers.

CBS
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Lilly Singh Names Showrunner for NBC Late Night Talk Show

Lilly Singh Names Showrunner for NBC Late Night Talk Show
Lilly Singh has found her showrunner. 

Veteran reality producer Aliyah Silverstein has joined the comedian's late-night entry, A Little Late With Lilly Singh, ahead of its Sept. 16 premiere on NBC, THR exclusively revealed in its Aug. 21 cover story on Singh. 

Silverstein brings decades of producing and showrunning experience to the role, including on the Bravo docuseries The People's Couch, NBC's Hollywood Game Night and Sundance TV's The Writers' Room. She has also worked on Trading Spaces, World's Funniest, Hell's Kitchen and Mr. Robot after show Hacking Robot. Silverstein's most recent project was Amazon documentary series This Giant Beast That Is ...
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Will Marie Kondo spark joy in Emmy voters? ‘Tidying Up’ host would be the 1st to win for a non-competitive show

Will “Tidying Up” spark joy in Emmy voters? The Netflix series is nominated twice: Best Structured Reality Program and Best Reality Host for Marie Kondo. If it wins the latter prize it would be unprecedented because, perhaps surprisingly, no host of a non-competitive series has ever won the Emmy since the category was established in 2008.

When Best Reality Host was created in 2008 I thought it might be an opportunity for voters to honor the achievements of front-and-center hosts like Mike Rowe (“Dirty Jobs”), Ty Pennington (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) and Cesar Milan (“Dog Whisperer”) who appeared throughout their shows. But the award turned out to be a de facto Best Game Show Host prize as it has only ever gone to the hosts of competitive programs: Jeff Probst for “Survivor” (2008-2011), Tom Bergeron for “Dancing with the Stars” (2012), Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn for “Project Runway” (2013), Jane Lynch for “Hollywood Game Night
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Why Were 90210 Fans Slow to Swarm? Was Big Brother Cheering Odd? Did S.H.I.E.L.D. Feel Timeless? And More Qs

Why Were 90210 Fans Slow to Swarm? Was Big Brother Cheering Odd? Did S.H.I.E.L.D. Feel Timeless? And More Qs
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Euphoria, Pose, BH90210 and Big Brother!

1 | On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., if the whole idea was that Izel’s people were incorporeal beings in need of meat suits, why did they appear to be humanoid when marching toward the opening gateway? (Was anyone else expecting something more will-o’-the-wisp-like?) Also, who got Timeless Season 2 finale vibes when Jemma unexpectedly appeared via “time ship” and looking a bit different?

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Toby Gorman to Head Universal Television Alternative Studio

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Universal Television Alternative Studio has named producer and executive Toby Gorman as its new president, overseeing development, domestic sales strategy and creative affairs at the unscripted and alternative-formats studio.

Most recently the interim CEO of Magical Elves, Gorman succeeds Meredith Ahr, who last fall was upped to president of NBC Entertainment’s alternative and reality group. Gorman, who will report to Ahr, will also work closely with production, casting, business affairs and international commercial development for the Universal TV Alternative Studio.

Founded in 2016, the young studio — which creates, develops and produces unscripted and alternative-format original series — is just entering its third year of existence, and is responsible for competition series such as “Songland” and “Bring the Funny,” as well as LeBron James-produced game show “The Wall” and Jane Lynch-hosted “Hollywood Game Night.”

“We have an incredibly ambitious growth plan for Universal Television Alternative Studio, and Toby is exactly
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Film News Roundup: ‘Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool’ Set for Release by Abramorama

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Film News Roundup: ‘Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool’ Set for Release by Abramorama
In today’s film news roundup, “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” finds a home, the Saturn Awards land a producer and La Skins Fest selects five fellows.

Acquisition

Abramorama has bought North American theatrical rights to Stanley Nelson’s documentary “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” and plans releases in August and September.

“The story of Miles Davis – who he was as a man and artist – has often been told as the tale of a drug-addled genius,” said Nelson. “You rarely see a portrait of a man that worked hard at honing his craft, a man who deeply studied all forms of music, from Baroque to classical Indian. An elegant man who could render ballads with such tenderness yet hold rage in his heart from the racism he faced throughout his life.”

The film premiered in January at Sundance. It includes outtakes from his recording sessions, rare photos and interviews with Quincy Jones,
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