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2018-19 Season TV Cancellations/Pilots: This Hulu show was named after the season it got cancelled in

Nov 15, 2017
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Man no marketing at all
I try to keep up on it but I had no idea. I couldn't figure out on my Vue DVR why it was showing "new." Then out of nowhere there were 10 eps.

It was good. However I'm sad the other two main cops left the show. I guess it's hard to keep people around for such a sporadic lower rated show, especially when it could be canceled at any time.
 

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Who/what is Fosse? What is a Verdon? It sounds like some kind of aerospace training manual. And how do you even pronounce either of those words? If they're people, then they needed to add a qualifier to it because neither of them are household names and that title tells you literally nothing about it at first glance.

Feud: Bette and Joan is a good title because even if you don't know who Bette Davis or Joan Crawford are (and unfortunately a lot of people don't), you at least know that the show is about a feud between two people with those names.

Huh? This seems like something to get a rise out of people. Ozark is excellent.
A lot of critics find it to be derivative dreck.
 

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Netflix's upcoming 'Sex Education' (ft. Gillian Anderson) is getting good reviews - Sepinwall is favorably comparing it to American Vandal and Big Mouth. Anyone making the OT?
 
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Netflix's upcoming 'Sex Education' (ft. Gillian Anderson) is getting good reviews - Sepinwall is favorably comparing it to American Vandal and Big Mouth. Anyone making the OT?
you had me at Big Mouth and American Vandal

edit: the trailer is good, I hadnt even given it a thought because of the title tbh.
 

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Hulu info out of CES:

Deadline: Hulu Says It Now Has 25 Million Subscribers, Up 48% From A Year Ago
Hulu added 8 million subscribers in 2018 to end the fiscal year with more than 25 million total subscribers across its subscription on-demand and live TV services.

The company, which will soon be controlled by Disney after years of equal ownership shared by majority stakeholders Disney, NBCUniversal and Fox, has seen a dramatic 48% year-over-year increase in subscribers.

In making the announcement, for years an annual ritual timed to CES in Las Vegas, Hulu said the figure “catapults” it ahead of the nation’s largest cable and satellite television providers. Given that most of the 25 million are subscribing to the main Hulu SVOD offering and not the pay-TV bundle, however, that comparison doesn’t seem completely apples to apples. Hulu also still trails Netflix, which leads the streaming pack with 137 million global subscribers, 58 million of them in the U.S.
The company’s advertising revenue increased more than 45% to a record $1.5 billion last year, and its advertiser base grew by 50%. Advertisers may well be enticed by Hulu’s audience demographics. The median age of a Hulu viewer is 32 – nearly 25 years younger than the average broadcast TV viewer (56), the company said.

Viewers who subscribe to Hulu + Live TV spend about half of their time watching on-demand or recorded programming. To fuel its momentum, Hulu upgraded its streaming technology to improve stability and reduce buffering and increased its spending on exclusive content.

Hulu expanded its on-demand library to more than 85,000 TV episodes in 2018 and became the exclusive streaming home to shows like ER, Lost, King of the Hill, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Living Single and Animaniacs. The tally of episodes is nearly double the number offered by Netflix and Amazon, according to Hulu’s internal metrics and data from third-party measurement firm Ampere.
The Hulu Originals slate racked up 27 Emmy nominations last year. After winning two Golden Globes for Season 1, Hulu’s dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale returned in Season 2 with a 76% increase in total viewing.

The Stephen King drama series Castle Rock was Hulu’s highest performing new original, and the second most-watched Hulu Original, behind The Handmaid’s Tale.
 

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I was listening to some podcast a few days ago (maybe Slashfilm Daily?) And they had an off-handed comment about how The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 was "mostly panned as being a huge disappointment", and used that as an excuse for why Margaret Atwood was going to write a sequel novel.

???

It's weird how "consensus" narratives like this form within media bubbles. By most accounts I thought Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale was incredible, with some of Elizabeth Moss's best work ever, and at the very most it had a disappointing ending scene which ends up making sense if you think about it a bit.

Season 2 is also sitting at a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes compared to 94% for Season 1.
 
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Who/what is Fosse? What is a Verdon? It sounds like some kind of aerospace training manual. And how do you even pronounce either of those words? If they're people, then they needed to add a qualifier to it because neither of them are household names and that title tells you literally nothing about it at first glance.

Feud: Bette and Joan is a good title because even if you don't know who Bette Davis or Joan Crawford are (and unfortunately a lot of people don't), you at least know that the show is about a feud between two people with those names.
It's legendary choreographer, director and film director Bob Fosse. He is definitely a household name... provided that household likes musical theatre/film. I think the name of the show is fine and it's just a teaser essentially so they have time to promote the show in other ways.
btw, you'd hate the name of the musical based on his life even more!


Netflix's upcoming 'Sex Education' (ft. Gillian Anderson) is getting good reviews - Sepinwall is favorably comparing it to American Vandal and Big Mouth. Anyone making the OT?
Fine. I'll do it. I was already massively in after learning that they didn't stick the Ezra Furman track in the trailer by accident, he's doing the music for the show as well!
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I think Ratsky means quality wise
Both!

Netflix has had a surprising affinity for teen sex comedies that are equal parts raunchy and sincere, like the surreally animated Big Mouth or the unexpectedly canceled American Vandal. Sex Education fits comfortably into that group as it toggles between blunt humor and a gentler consideration of the emotional lives of its characters.
Derivative of what?
Every dark anti hero drama of the last 15 years.

I was listening to some podcast a few days ago (maybe Slashfilm Daily?) And they had an off-handed comment about how The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 was "mostly panned as being a huge disappointment", and used that as an excuse for why Margaret Atwood was going to write a sequel novel.

???

It's weird how "consensus" narratives like this form within media bubbles. By most accounts I thought Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale was incredible, with some of Elizabeth Moss's best work ever, and at the very most it had a disappointing ending scene which ends up making sense if you think about it a bit.

Season 2 is also sitting at a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes compared to 94% for Season 1.
Yeah, same here. Season 2 was mostly excellent, barring some wonky plot contrivances that mostly left me worried about the quality/direction of the series moving forward. It featured Yvonne Strahovski's best performance of her career and Elizabeth Moss continued to deliver one incredible scene after another.

They do need to shake things up in season three because season two did occasionally veer into "repeating ourselves for the sake of misery porn" territory, but it's still a very effective and relevant drama.

But I don't see it on many 'Best Of' lists this year, so there does seem to be a consensus that it was a disappointment.

It's legendary choreographer, director and film director Bob Fosse. He is definitely a household name... provided that household likes musical theatre/film. I think the name of the show is fine and it's just a teaser essentially so they have time to promote the show in other ways.
"Let's Dance! The Bob Fosse & Gwen Verdon E! True Hollywood Story" would have been a better title.

btw, you'd hate the name of the musical based on his life even more!
u__u

Fine. I'll do it. I was already massively in after learning that they didn't stick the Ezra Furman track in the trailer by accident, he's doing the music for the show as well!
Good because I didn't really want to.

That's good that he seems to be mostly positive on it since season 4 was pretty disappointing. I feel like when most shows have a prepared final season, they try to make the best with what they have. It doesn't always work out but it's good to see many try.
I felt like season 4 was a solid rebound from the dreadful season 3. Critics liked season 3 though (I think? idk) so it's hard to gauge how I'll feel about the final season. I hope it's a true return to form though.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I felt like season 4 was a solid rebound from the dreadful season 3. Critics liked season 3 though (I think? idk) so it's hard to gauge how I'll feel about the final season. I hope it's a true return to form though.
I will agree with you that season 3 was also pretty bad, especially with how it ended (which led to how season 4 was), but the dynamic in season 4 was so different just because Jimmy and Gretchen weren't together for most of that season. Apparently, season 3 ended so poorly for my boyfriend that he refused to watch season 4 with me. Lol. He said that was a "jump the shark" moment.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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NYPD Blue sequel bringing back Kim Delany and Bill Brochtrup

“NYPD Blue” stars Kim Delaney and Bill Brochtrup have signed on to reprise their roles in the “NYPD Blue” sequel pilot that is currently in the works at ABC.

Delaney will reprise her role as Det. Diane Russell, which she played on the original run of “NYPD Blue” beginning in its second season, serving as series regular for Seasons 3 through 8. Brochtrup first joined the show in a recurring capacity as administrative assistant John Irvin in Season 2, before being upped to series regular later in the show’s run.
 
Nov 1, 2017
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I was listening to some podcast a few days ago (maybe Slashfilm Daily?) And they had an off-handed comment about how The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 was "mostly panned as being a huge disappointment", and used that as an excuse for why Margaret Atwood was going to write a sequel novel.

???

It's weird how "consensus" narratives like this form within media bubbles. By most accounts I thought Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale was incredible, with some of Elizabeth Moss's best work ever, and at the very most it had a disappointing ending scene which ends up making sense if you think about it a bit.

Season 2 is also sitting at a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes compared to 94% for Season 1.
Those reviews RT is using are only based on the first few episodes of the season tho. The critics I follow definitely soured on it as the season went on but idk about “panned”.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Oct 26, 2017
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Tuesday night's ratings. Everything's all messed up because someone decided to go on TV last night at 9pm ET and make a fool of himself:

You know, I'm surprised thst the address had the worst ratings on Fox.... followed by a political Gifted in which half the people turned off their tvs. Wow that drop. I don't think an S3 looks too good. Fox with it's trigger finger on cancels + kinda/sorta future Disney property + tanking ratings. I feel a sudden, awful ending (or just plain inconclusive) incoming :x
 
Oct 26, 2017
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You know, I'm surprised that the address had the worst ratings on Fox.... followed by a political Gifted in which half the people turned off their tvs. Wow that drop. I don't think an S3 looks too good. Fox with it's trigger finger on cancels + kinda/sorta future Disney property + tanking ratings. I feel a sudden, awful ending (or just plain inconclusive) incoming :x
Usually when news or politics occur on The Big Four networks, NBC tends to get the most viewers. I just assume it's because people have the easiest access to that channel.

I Love You America canned

I Hate You, America.

Too easy?
 

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‘Yiddish Policemen’s Union’ Alt-History Drama Set From Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman, PatMa, Keshet & CBS Studios
What if Alaska is home of a big Jewish settlement and the fledgling state of Israel was destroyed? That is the setup of a TV series project based on Michael Chabon’s acclaimed 2007 alternative history book Yiddish Policemen’s Union. CBS TV Studios, Nina Tassler and Denise DiNovi’s PatMa Productions and Keshet Studios have acquired a spec drama script by husband-and-wife writing duo Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. The project will be taken out shortly to premium cable and streaming networks.

Based on Chabon’s novel and developed for television by Chabon and Waldman, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union is a darkly comedic murder mystery and political thriller. In Chabon’s alternative history, Jewish refugees from Hitler’s Europe found unlikely refuge on the Alaskan panhandle. In the present day of this world, as the community faces yet another exile, Homicide Detective Meyer Landsman must overcome the shambles of his broken life and marriage to solve a mysterious murder with profound political and religious ramifications.

Chabon and Waldman executive produce with PatMa’s Tassler and DiNovi, along with Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan for Keshet Studios, and Jonathan Levin. The project is a co-production of CBS TV Studios, PatMa and Keshet Studios.
 

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Travis Fimmel To Star In Series ‘Raised By Wolves’ As Company Ramps Up
Former Vikings star Travis Fimmel has been tapped to star in Raised By Wolves, Scott Free Prods.’ sci-fi straight-to-series drama for TNT, which will mark Ridley Scott’s TV helming debut.
Raised by Wolves, from writer-showrunner Aaron Guzikowski, Scott Free, Turner’s Studio T and Madhouse Entertainment, centers upon two androids — Father (Fimmel) and Mother — tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task.
 
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The TV Gods were good to me when I slept:

Sarah Michelle Gellar To Star In ‘Sometimes I Lie’ Limited Series From Ellen DeGeneres & Warner Bros TV
Buffy the Vampire Slayer alumna Sarah Michelle Gellar is set to star in and executive produce Sometimes I Lie, a limited series based on former BBC journalist Alice Feeney’s debut novel. The series is being developed by Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Warner Bros TV whether the company is based. WBTV optioned the book on behalf of A Very Good Production, whose DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman will executive produce alongside Gellar. Oscar-nominated writer Robin Swicord (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) is set to pen the adaptation.

In Sometimes I Lie, Gellar stars as Amber Reynolds, a woman who wakes up in a hospital, unable to move, speak or open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they don’t know she can. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. The timeline alternates between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from 20 years ago.
CBS Orders ‘Evil’ Supernatural Drama Pilot From Robert & Michelle King
CBS has kicked off its pilot season orders with a nod to a project from two of its top drama creators, The Good Wife‘s Robert and Michelle King. The network has picked up to pilot the Kings’ religion-themed supernatural drama Evil. It hails from CBS TV Studios, where the duo and their King Size Productions are under an overall deal.

Written and executive produced by Robert and Michelle King, Evil is a series about the battle between science and religion. It focuses on a skeptical female clinical psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.
Just put it on CBSAA, we know how well the Kings' supernatural stories do on CBS proper (RIP BrainDead).
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The TV Gods were good to me when I slept:

Sarah Michelle Gellar To Star In ‘Sometimes I Lie’ Limited Series From Ellen DeGeneres & Warner Bros TV


CBS Orders ‘Evil’ Supernatural Drama Pilot From Robert & Michelle King

Just put it on CBSAA, we know how well the Kings' supernatural stories do on CBS proper (RIP BrainDead).
Is Ellen so far the 2nd most successful tv show host turned producer we've had, hasnt felt anything she's attached to has failed (unless Im missing something).


CBS shows seems interesting, hope theyu changed things up and the blue collar contractor is female. Cast the star from secret & lies as the psychologist please.