Hey All,

Here are the news items for the past week:


Bosch has been for a fourth season by Amazon. (Variety)

Freeform has cancelled Guilt after only one season. (Variety)

CBS has given both Bull and MacGyver full season orders. (Variety)

Both new dramas BrainDead and American Gothic have been cancelled after one season each. (Variety)

FX has renewed American Crime Story for a 3rd season, this time focusing on the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace. (Variety)


Actress Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin) will guest star in an upcoming episode of Bull, play Isabella “Izzy” Colon, the estranged wife of Ball and estranged sister of Bull’s lawyer colleague Benny. (TV Insider)

Veteran actor Christopher Lloyd will have a guest role in season 3 of 12 Monkeys, playing Zalmon Shaw, a charming but deadly cult leader who preys upon other’s tragedies and losses in order to recruit new members into the apocalyptic cult the “Army of the 12 Monkeys.” Shaw is the father of the series’ most imposing villain, the enigmatic Pallid Man. (The Futon Critic)


Young actress Amybeth McNulty has been cast as Anne Shirley from the classic novel Anne of Green Gables that will air as an 8-episode drama series on Netflix, which will be executive produced and written by Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad and Flesh & Bone). (Deadline)


Actor Donald Glover has been cast as Lando Calrissian in the as-yet untitled Han Solo Star Wars film, joining Alden Ehrenreich (who was cast as Han Solo). (StarsWars.com)


That’s it. Enjoy!


October 27, the new BBC America limited series The Living and the Dead will debut at 9 PM.

The six-part series stars Colin Morgan (Humans and Merlin) and Charlotte Spencer (Line of Duty) as Nathan and Charlotte Appleby, a couple hell-bent on bringing modern ideas to an ancient rural community. When Nathan, a pioneering Victorian psychologist, brings his vivacious young wife back to live on his family’s estate, he’s confronted by one disturbing case after another.

Here is a trailer for The Living and the Dead:



The new CBS medical drama Pure Genius will debut on October 27 at 10 PM.

James Bell (Augustus Prew from Klondike and The Borgias) is a Silicon Valley billionaire who dreams of building a hospital with ultimate cutting-edge technology to treat rare and incurable diseases. He partners with a maverick surgeon, Dr. Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney from My Best Friend’s Wedding), who leads the effort in clearing out the bureaucracy of medicine, and focus on forward thinking, advancing technology, and saving lives—at no cost to the patient.

The cast includes Odette Annable (House and Brothers & Sisters), Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains), Aaron Jennings (Aquarius and Bones), Ward Horton (Annabelle) and Brenda Song (Scandal and The Social Network).

Here is a trailer for Pure Genius:

Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

5:15 PM:
Casino Royale movie on Showtime2

6 PM:
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie on HBO2

6:53 PM:
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (animated) movie on FXM

7 PM:
Anything for Love movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Garage Sale Mystery: A Novel Murder movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
Leverage on ION
Jack Reacher movie on FX

8 PM:
Once Upon a Time on ABC (NEW)
NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS (NEW)
Leverage on ION
True Lies movie on Encore
Black Hawk Down movie on TMC
Olympus Has Fallen movie on TNT

9 PM:
Secrets and Lies on ABC (NEW)
Poldark on PBS (NEW)
Berlin Station on EPIX (NEW)
Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder, With Love movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (DEBUT)
Stop the Wedding movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Leverage on ION
The Bourne Ultimatum movie on HBO2
The Last of the Mohicans movie on SundanceTV

10 PM:
Quantico on ABC (NEW)
Indian Summers on PBS (NEW)
Leverage on ION


TV Ratings

Last night’s programming options on the major networks included the premieres of two dramas on The CW as well as the regular Friday night dramas for this TV season.

Here is how the Friday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Shows:
MacGyver (CBS) [NEW] – 8 million
The Vampire Diaries (The CW) [NEW] – 1.1 million

9 PM Shows:
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) [NEW] – 9.3 million
The Exorcist (FOX) [NEW] – 2 million
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW) [NEW] – 539,000 viewers

10 PM Show:
Blue Bloods (CBS) [NEW] – 9.9 million

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.

Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

5:50 PM:
Jurassic World movie on HBO

7 PM:
Pumpkin Pie Wars movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Men in Black movie on BBC America
The Equalizer movie on FX

7:07 PM:
The Way, Way Back movie on FXM

7:39 PM:
50 First Dates movie on Bravo

8 PM:
The Lucky One movie on E!
The Dark Knight movie on TNT

8:30 PM:
A Walk to Remember movie on POP

9 PM:
Good Witch: Secrets of Grey House movie on Hallmark Channel (DEBUT)
Quarry on Cinemax (Reair)
McFarland, USA movie on Encore
Monsters University (animated) movie on Freeform

10 PM:
San Andreas movie on Cinemax
The Equalizer movie on FX


TV Ratings

It was business as usual on the major networks last night with all of the Thursday night dramas airing new episodes as well as FOX airing a special event.

Here is how all of the Thursday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Shows:
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) [NEW] – 8.1 million
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (FOX [Special Event – Hour 1] – 5.3 million
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) [NEW] – 1.8 million

9 PM Shows:
Chicago Med (NBC) [NEW] – 6.6 million
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (FOX [Special Event – Hour 2] – 4.6 million
Notorious (ABC) [NEW] – 4 million
Supernatural (The CW) [NEW] – 1.6 million

10 PM Shows:
The Blacklist (NBC) [NEW] – 5.3 million
How To Get Away With Murder (ABC) [NEW] – 4.3 million

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.