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4 Ratings Lessons from the 2016-17 Broadcast TV Season

NBC logs another win with adults 18-49, while sports remain invaluable to all and a few series — 'This Is Us,' 'The Bachelor' — make a big impression.<p>…

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Still Star-Crossed: EW review

We gave it a <b>C</b><p>If Shonda Rhimes has her way, the violent delights of Shakespeare’s famous doomed affair will really never end. But judging by the pilot of <i>Still Star-Crossed</i>, an adaptation of Melinda Taub’s novel that imagines the aftermath of Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, Shondaland’s latest product is …

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13 Reasons Why and 7 more TV shows that should have quit after just one season

Small. Perfectly-formed. Why carry on?<p>Sometimes the first season of a show is so perfect we don't need to know what happens next. Even if that taut …

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'Top of the Lake: China Girl': TV Review | Cannes 2017

Nicole Kidman joins Elisabeth Moss in the second season of Jane Campion's miniseries, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and will air on …

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Review: In ‘Twin Peaks,’ an Old Log Learns Some New Tricks

One of the creepiest images in the new “Twin Peaks” is a glass box, ensconced in a window in New York City, which is kept under constant observation in case something comes through it. (Not-such-a-spoiler alert: Something does.)<p>“Twin Peaks,” returning 27 years after its debut, is no longer …

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The 10 best, worst, and weirdest trailers for this fall’s new TV shows

Was there a worse TV trailer than the one for Will & Grace? Surprisingly, yes.<p>Every May, all the bigwigs from the broadcast TV networks travel to New York for the upfronts, where they put on a whole song-and-dance routine (sometimes literally) to showcase their biggest stars and shows, unveil their …

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Why Twin Peaks Is Not the Series We’ve Convinced Ourselves It Was

You haven’t seen the new <i>Twin Peaks</i> yet. Neither have I.<p>Nevertheless, I’m worried.<p>Not about the show. About its reception.<p>I fear that a good number of …

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TV Upfronts by the Numbers: Total Volume Hits 5-Year Low

The number of renewed shows rises as patience (and ownership) becomes increasingly commonplace.<p>With several returning series negotiating reduced …

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The CW’s fall 2017 schedule is unlike any other on broadcast TV

The network’s lineup, Dynasty reboot and superheroes and all, is some pure CW goodness.<p><i>Every May, the TV networks announce their fall schedules to advertisers at a</i><i>n</i> <i>event called the</i> <i>upfronts</i><i>. They aim to sell their new shows to ad buyers at the highest possible price, while the ad buyers try to stay</i> …

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TV Upfronts: Meet the Mega-Producers

3 Arts leads the pack, while Greg Berlanti approaches history and Marvel has a huge cable and broadcast upfronts, landing new shows on ABC, Fox, …

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CBS is remarkably defensive for being America’s most-watched network

The network’s fall schedule embraces both the network’s stability and its total panic.<p><i>Every May, the TV networks announce their fall schedules to advertisers at an event called the</i> <i>upfronts</i><i>. They aim to sell their new shows to ad buyers at the highest possible price, while the ad buyers try to stay</i> …

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21 Things You Didn’t Know About Twin Peaks

Before the owls swoop down on Showtime’s <i>Twin Peaks</i> revival this Sunday, it’s no surprise that a lot of people are rewatching the show. Or watching it …

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ABC’s 2017 fall schedule, like ABC itself, is stuck somewhere between success and disaster

But the new lineup might just be crazy enough to work.<p><i>Every May, the TV networks announce their fall schedules to advertisers at an event called the</i> <i>upfronts</i><i>. They aim to sell their new shows to ad buyers at the highest possible price, while the ad buyers try to stay skeptical. It's an antiquated</i> …

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'Twin Peaks': The Top 20 Characters, Ranked

With apologies to Nadine (Wendy Robie), here is THR's list of the very best 'Twin Peaks' characters, as the David Lynch drama nears its return.<p><b>[This</b> …

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TV Review: Shondaland’s ‘Still Star-Crossed’ on ABC

On paper, the combination of Shondaland and Shakespeare is tantalizing: Both brands promise high drama, dangerous romance and memorable monologues. …

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Review: ‘Downward Dog’ Talks but Sure Is Hard on the Ears

At least credit the people behind “Downward Dog” with making a talking-animal show that isn’t cutesy. Not sure why they thought “incredibly irritating” was an upgrade, however.<p>The title character of this ABC series, which begins on Wednesday night, is Martin (voiced by Samm Hodges, the show’s …

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'I'm Dying Up Here': TV Review

Showtime's look at the Los Angeles comedy scene in the 1970s has a strong ensemble (featuring Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor and Jake Lacy), lots of …

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The 2016-2017 TV Season in 5 Really Depressing Charts

Almost every year since 2013, Vulture has published a chart illustrating the performance of veteran TV shows during the most recent season. We’ve …

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Fox’s 2017 fall schedule is a big, bold copy of things that already worked for NBC

All the network wants is more big events and the Cubs in the World Series again, please.<p><i>Every May, the TV networks announce their fall schedules to advertisers at an event called the</i> <i>upfronts</i><i>. They aim to sell their new shows to ad buyers at the highest possible price, while the ad buyers try to</i> …

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NBC’s 2017-’18 TV schedule has sports, Will & Grace, and This Is Us. It doesn’t need much else.

The network, sticking to its basics, has declared itself “unequaled.”<p><i>Every May, the TV networks announce their fall schedules to advertisers at an event called the</i> <i>upfronts</i><i>. They aim to sell their new shows to ad buyers at the highest possible price, while the ad buyers try to stay skeptical. It's</i> …

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Cancelled Shows, Fun Facts! The Quickest Deaths, the 'Worst' Renewal, Hottest Discussions and More

As the broadcast TV networks prepared to unveil their shiny new schedules for the 2017-18 season, when all was said and done more than three dozen …

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It’s Not Just TV’s Golden Age, We’re Living in the Golden Age of TV Hype

Back in March, HBO made fans watch ice melt for 69 minutes on Facebook Live to find out when Season 7 of Game of Thrones would premiere. A few weeks …

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The 20 Best TV Crime Shows of the 21st Century, Ranked

We rank the greatest series of the past two decades that follow legendary rule-breakers, complicated detectives and the outer limits of human …

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Why May’s “upfronts” week is one of the most important weeks of the TV year

The annual event helps determine the future of television.<p>It’s that time again — time for one of the most important weeks in the TV calendar: upfronts week. The annual event sees the major broadcast TV networks gather in New York to preview their programming for the upcoming TV season, in hopes of …

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TV Upfronts 2017: Where the Networks Stand Ahead of the Annual Cash Grab

Early trends signal a cooling ad market after the $9 billion spend in 2016, as programmers make their biggest-ever play for series ownership and …

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TV Review: I Love Dick is long on inventiveness, short on easy answers

In this age where TV is supposedly at some sort of “peak,” shows keep challenging the notions of what television is. <i>I Love Dick</i> does so perhaps more than any other series currently on the air. Like the unconventional text by Chris Kraus on which it is based, Jill Soloway and Sarah Gubbins’ new …

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For Our Consideration: Re-entering Twin Peaks: A catch-up guide to its cast and characters

It’s been more than a quarter-century since last we saw the citizens of <i>Twin Peaks</i>, a town whose many mysteries will be revisited—and folded into newer enigmas—when David Lynch and Mark Frost’s series returns for a new season on Showtime on May 21. Since keeping track of <i>Twin Peaks</i>’ characters wasn’t …

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TV is better than ever — yet we talk endlessly about the same tiny handful of shows

What makes Game of Thrones or Westworld more deserving of attention than a more obscure show?<p>In recent weeks, the knives have come out for so-called “prestige TV,” the high-toned cable and streaming dramas that drive so much discussion on the internet and earn so much attention from the media.<p>Many …

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Everything We Know About The New Season Of Twin Peaks

Who's coming back, who's not, what it's about, and how many donuts will be on hand<p>In the final episode of the second season of <i>Twin Peaks</i>, which aired …

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