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Ricky Gervais will host the Golden Globes again in 2016

Ricky Gervais will return as host of the Golden Globe Awards in 2016, despite insisting after his last time hosting that he'd never do it again. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Gervais' return Monday on Twitter with a poster of Gervais' backlit silhouette and the tagline "He's back." Gervais hosted the Globes from 2010-12 […]

Friday cable ratings: ALCS clincher on top, 'Gold Rush' fairly steady

The clinching game of the American League Championship Series on Fox Sports 1 scored Friday's best adults 18-49 rating on cable with a 1.4. Discovery's "Gold Rush" was fairly steady a week after its premiere, falling 0.1 for a 1.1 with its initial airing of the night. A "Law & Order: SVU" marathon on USA […]

'Married' canceled by FX after 2 seasons

FX is breaking up with "Married." The comedy series starring Judy Greer and Nat Faxon has been canceled after two seasons. The show was well-liked among critics, but ratings took a serious hit in Season 2, leading to the cancellation. "Married's" same-day adults 18-49 ratings fell by about 46 percent this season; it averaged 0.2 […]

Predict the 'Wicked City' premiere ratings: Can it escape its black-hole timeslot?

The final new broadcast series of the fall premieres Tuesday, and it has some baggage to overcome. "Wicked City" has received a fair amount of promotional push from ABC, but it's premiering in a timeslot that has been a ratings black hole in recent seasons: 10 o'clock on Tuesday. Since "Private Practice" ended in January […]

Broadcast Live +7 ratings, week 3: 'Quantico' more than doubles, 'Empire' and 'Blindspot' score biggest gains

Five shows on the broadcast networks at least doubled their 18-49 rating in week 3 of the 2015-16 season. That's a common occurrence on cable, but rare to see for over-the-air shows. ABC's "Quantico" (1.6 same-day to 3.4 in Live +7) was the biggest percentage gainer, growing by 113 percent -- and fifth in asbolute gains […]

'Sherlock' special will ring in 2016 on PBS

The "Sherlock" special will air on Jan. 1 in both the U.K. and the U.S.

'Blood & Oil' reduced to 10 episodes on ABC

Friday was a rough day for underperforming new network dramas. On the heels of NBC cutting "The Player" back to nine episodes, ABC has followed suit and cut down the order for "Blood & Oil." The show has been trimmed from 13 episodes to 10. "Blood & Oil" has been a drag on ABC's Sunday […]

'Limitless' earns full-season order at CBS

CBS has picked up nine more episodes of its rookie drama "Limitless," marking the network's first full-season pickup for a new show this fall. The show, a continuation/adaptation of the 2011 Bradley Cooper movie (Cooper appeared in the pilot and is a producer), has been a solid performer so far. It's averaging a 1.66 rating […]

'The Player' cut to 9 episodes at NBC

The game just got shorter for "The Player." NBC has cut the show's order from 13 to nine episodes. Episode 5 aired on Thursday, which would put the show's end date at Nov. 19. "The Player," which stars Philp Winchester and Wesley Snipes, has struggled ratings-wise on Thursdays this fall. It's averaging just a 0.9 same-day […]

Thursday cable ratings: NFL tops a quiet day, plus 'Project Runway,' 'WWE Smackdown'

  Thursday was a fairly quiet day on cable, with the NFL Network's "Thursday Night Football" simulcast leading the way in adults 18-49 with a 1.2 rating. "Project Runway" drew a 0.8, even with last week. "WWE Smackdown" was also flat at 0.6. Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 Show […]

'Clipped' canceled by TBS; what was 'Clipped' again?

TBS has canceled its comedy series "Clipped" after one season. Which may raise the question, "What was 'Clipped'?" It was a multi-camera sitcom set in a barbershop in Massachussetts that employed a bunch of former high-school classmates. Not friends, necessarily, but hey, they all went to school together. It starred Ashley Tisdale, Ryan Pinkston, Mike […]

Predict the 'Supergirl' premiere ratings: Will it fly high or crash?

One of the last new shows on the broadcast networks to premiere this fall is also one of the most heavily hyped: CBS' "Supergirl" debuts on Monday. The show has gotten a big marketing push from CBS and given it a high-profile timeslot at 8 p.m. ET/PT Mondays, where "The Big Bang Theory" has been […]

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