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Fox 2017-18 Season Ratings (updated 1/21/18)

During the regular 2016-17 season, Fox aired 11 new or revived scripted shows and seven of them won't be back for the 2017-18 season. How will the network do in the ratings this time around? How many of their TV shows will be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned.How do the execs decide what to cancel or keep? They look at a lot of different factors but the ratings play a very large role. The higher the ratings, the better chances a show has of surviving.Fox shows this season (so far): 9-1-1, Bob's Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Exorcist, Family Guy, The Four: Battle for Stardom, Ghosted, The Gifted, Gotham, Hell's Kitchen, The Last Man on Earth, La to Vegas, Lethal Weapon, Lucifer, The Mick, The Orville, The Simpsons and The X-Files.Read More…
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‘Get Out,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ Nominated for Publicists Awards

‘Get Out,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ Nominated for Publicists Awards
Hollywood publicists have nominated the teams behind Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” TriStar Pictures’ “Baby Driver,” Paramount’s “Daddy’s Home 2,” Universal’s “Get Out,” Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Greatest Showman,” and Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” for the Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Motion Picture Award.

The awards will be presented on March 2 by the International Cinematographers Guild at the 55th Annual Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The television award nominees went to Gregg Brilliant for “Better Call Saul”; Erica Tarin for “Feud: Bette and Joan”; Kristen Hall for “Star Trek: Discovery”; Denise Godoy for “Stranger Things 2”; and Erin Moody for “The Orville.”

Press award nominations went to Variety’s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum, along with Lindsey Bahr of AP, Eliza Cost of Entertainment Tonight, Mike Fleming Jr. of Deadline, and Steven Weintraub of Collider.

International media award nominees are Nelson Aspen (Australia), Janet Nepales (Philippines), Jami Philbrick (China), Gill Pringle (Australia
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Family Guy Season 16 Episode 11 Review: Dog Bites Bear

Three hundred episodes are quite an accomplishment.

As sad as it was to watch Rupert "die" on Family Guy Season 16 Episode 11, wouldn't it be nice to have the same sort of eloquent send-off at its end?

We all know it's coming. Before long we'll be saying goodbye to Family Guy just like Stewie will eventually say goodbye to Rupert forever.

And like Stewie, we might not be able to handle it, but we'll get through it. The only difference is that, for us, Family Guy will reappear in reruns.

I don't know much about The Fast and the Furious movies, so there are references I probably missed.

And, no, I didn't miss the ending with Paul Walker riding off into the great beyond with Rupert. Nor the joke that the movies don't really have a plot.

That aside, "Dog Bites Bear" mostly centered on the friendship between Stewie and Brian
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The Orville: Is the Fox TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch Is there still enough space in outer space for both Ed and Kelly? Has The Orville TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Fox? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Orville, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? Airing on the Fox television network, The Orville stars Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Norm Macdonald, Larry Joe Campbell, Victor Garber, Brian George, and Rachael MacFarlane. In 2417, Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) is promoted to captain The U.S.S. Orville, with the assistance of First Officer Kelly
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‘Stranger Things’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Casts to Appear at PaleyFest 2018 — Full Lineup

The Paley Center for Media has unveiled the lineup for its 35th annual PaleyFest television festival, which will once again feature the casts of some of the most critically acclaimed shows on TV, as well as some fan favorites

The festival will pay tribute to the legendary singer Barbra Streisand in an opening night celebration, honoring her for her work in television, including many Emmy-award winning concert specials. In addition to Streisand, the casts of “Stranger Things,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and “Riverdale” will also be featured.

Read More: ‘Grace and Frankie’ Season 4 Trailer: Lisa Kudrow, Open Marriages, and Rhinestones Come to Netflix’s Mature Comedy

PaleyFest La benefits the Paley Center’s preservation and archival digitization efforts, and its ongoing mission to explore the significant impact of media on culture and society. The Paley Center is home to the nation’s foremost publicly accessible archives of television and radio content,
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Barbra Streisand to Be Honored at PaleyFest La 2018

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The Paley Center announced the lineup for the 2018 PaleyFest La, complete with a special tribute to Barbra Streisand. The annual television festival runs March 16-25, featuring panels for new and long-running shows, including Fox’s “The Orville,” Hulu’s “Handmaid’s Tale,” The CW’s “Riverdale,” Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory.” The fest will open with an “Icon Tribute” to Streisand, which will include a look back on her career as a television performer and a discussion with Streisand herself. Other shows to be discussed at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood include “Will & Grace,
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Justin Simien Reviews ‘Star Trek: Discovery’: ‘One of the Best Shows on Television Right Now’

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Justin Simien Reviews ‘Star Trek: Discovery’: ‘One of the Best Shows on Television Right Now’
This is not the most important thing Justin Simien has to say about “Star Trek: Discovery,” but it does matter. “I need the boots that they’re wearing. Like, so bad,” he said. “They’ve got to put out a line because I’m obsessed. I’m obsessed with the clothes.”

The creator of “Dear White People” (the indie film hit, now the Netflix series entering its second season this spring) has never hidden his nerdy tendencies on Twitter and elsewhere — including a memorable homage to “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in the first season of his critically acclaimed comedy. And amongst his new favorite shows is the CBS All Access continuation of the 50-year-plus franchise.

IndieWire spoke to Simien before the Sunday, Jan. 7 premiere of the second half of Season 1, but after he’d watched the first half of the series. “I was blown away by it,” Simien said.
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Watch Star Trek Veteran Jonathan Frakes Direct His Episode of Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek veteran Jonathan Frakes has returned to the franchise to direct an upcoming episode of Star Trek: Discovery. Below you will find a video that features footage of him directing the episode, which is titled "Despite Yourself". I'm a big fan of Frakes, so it's awesome to see that he got to jump on board and direct another Star Trek project! Here's a brief synopsis of the episode:

While in unfamiliar territory, the U.S.S. Discovery crew is forced to get creative in their next efforts to survive opposing and unprecedented forces and return home.

On top of starring in Star Trek: The Next Generation for seven seasons and four movies, he also directed eight episodes of The Next Generation, three episode of Deep Space Nine and Voyager, as well as the movies First Contact and Insurrection. He's also directed an episode of The Orville

"Despite Yourself" is set to air this Sunday,
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Seth MacFarlane's The Orville Might End Up Having a Family Guy Crossover

Seth MacFarlane's Star Trek-inspired series The Orville seems to have been getting a lot of love from the fans. It's a great series and if you aren't watching, you should be! It sounds like one episode next season may go in a very odd and interesting direction.

There's a chance will see the sci-fi series crossover with MacFarlane's other hit show, Family Guy! According to executive producer Rich Appel, a script has been written and it's just waiting for approval. He says:

"I sent the script on a slow boat [to approve]. But we end up live on the bridge of The Orville. We'll see."

So, we might actually see characters from Family Guy end up on The Orville ship interacting with the cast... fascinating. Some might think that would be silly and take things too far, but I'm curious to see how it might turn out. It could work brilliantly!
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The Orville: Season Two; Seth MacFarlane Doesn't Expect the Fox Series to Return Next Fall

What's in store for The Orville? Recently, creator and star Seth MacFarlane discussed the future of the Fox TV show, TVGuide reports.The comedic drama is set 300 years in the future and follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet. The cast includes MacFarlane, Halston Sage, Patrick Cox, Scott Grimes, Adrianne Palicki, Chad L. Coleman, and Larry Joe Campbell.Read More…
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The Orville Season 2 Will Be Bigger, But Probably Premiere Later

The Orville‘s Season 2 mission will last a bit longer than its first… but it might not be ready in time for the Fall 2018 TV season.

RELATEDFox’s The Orville Renewed for Season 2

Speaking to reporters on Thursday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena — where his Family Guy had just delivered a presentation — Orville creator and captain Seth McFarlane said that Season 2 of Fox’s outer-space dramedy would be “at least 14” episodes, compared to the freshman run’s 12 (which itself was whittled down from an initial 13).

“I’d rather do fewer episodes and have them be
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‘The Orville’ Season 2 Will be at Least 14 Episodes, Feature Even Heavier Sci-fi [TCA 2018]

‘The Orville’ Season 2 Will be at Least 14 Episodes, Feature Even Heavier Sci-fi [TCA 2018]
Seth MacFarlane was at the Television Critics Association winter press tour for a live reading of an upcoming Family Guy script. After the reading, MacFarlane spoke with reporters about his Fox sci-fi show The Orville. Renewed for season 2, MacFarlane promised at least 14 episodes, but not a 22 episode season. “I think it’s going […]

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The Orville Season 2 Will Be Bigger, But We'll Probably Have to Wait for It

Attention fans of The Orville: I have one of those good news, bad news situations for you.

Based on the success of Season 1, the sophomore season of Seth MacFarlane's sci-fi adventure series is going to get a boost! When asked at the Television Critics Association winter press tour about how far


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'The Gifted' Renewed for Season 2 at Fox

Fox is staying the course with The Gifted.

The network has handed out an early season two renewal for the short-order drama, picking up the X-Men series for the 2018-19 broadcast season. The 13-episode drama from Marvel Television and Matt Nix will wrap its run Jan. 15 with a two-hour finale and, like Seth MacFarlane's The Orville, was always considered as a short-order run.

Produced by Marvel and 20th Century Fox Television, The Gifted had been expected to score an early renewal last month, but Fox hit the pause button after Disney's massive $52.4 billion purchase of Rupert Murdoch's TV...
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Could Black Mirror's "USS Callister" Get a Spinoff?

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Space is no longer the final frontier for television, with Star Trek: Discovery and The Orville both having successful first seasons during the 2017-2018 TV season—and they might be joined by another space-set show if those involved with Black Mirror have their way. The fourth season of Netflix's Black Mirror kicked off with "USS Callister," an episode starring Jesse Plemons, Crisitin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson, Michaela Coel, Billy Mangussen, Milanka Brooks, Osy Ikhile and Paul G. Raymond, written by series creator Charlie Brooker and William Bridges. Half set in a fantasy world where Plemons' character commands digital copies of his coworkers on a space ship and the other half taking place in the real...
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Watch Seth MacFarlane Nerd-Out in ‘Star Trek’ Fan Film as a Teen (Video)

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Watch Seth MacFarlane Nerd-Out in ‘Star Trek’ Fan Film as a Teen (Video)
Seth MacFarlane made a “Star Trek” fan film when he was a teenager… and that might be all we need to say about that, but we’ll go on. The fan fic video a teenaged MacFarlane made in tribute to the Enterprise recently resurfaced online, with the comedian starring as Captain James T. Kirk. And you might want to step aside, William Shatner, cause “The Orville” star is taking his leadership role very seriously. Sadly, the clip, posted by TrekGenius News, doesn’t look like a complete version of MacFarlane’s nerdy endeavor, leaving us hanging with Spock and Uhura
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Watch Teenage Seth MacFarlane Play Captain Kirk In ‘Star Trek’ Fan Film

If you wanted to know how Seth McFarlane got the idea for The Orville then you should probably watch this video of him as a teen making a Star Trek fan film. Starring as Captain Kirk, the favorite of so many, he took on the role with great aplomb and obviously loved it so much that he tried to revitalize the genre many years later by pushing forth The Orville. After his success with Family Guy and a few other endeavors it’s not too hard to imagine why McFarlane would attempt to do something different. Really, at one point he

Watch Teenage Seth MacFarlane Play Captain Kirk In ‘Star Trek’ Fan Film
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The Orville: Watch Seth MacFarlane Play a Starship Captain as a Teen

Turns out, Seth MacFarlane started captaining ships long before The Orville. Recently, Syfy posted a clip of a teenage MacFarlane in a Star Trek fan film.MacFarlane currently plays Captain Ed Mercer on The Orville. The Fox comedy follows the crew of a spaceship as they face off against evil alien races all while dealing with their mundane issues with each other. The cast also includes Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J Lee, and Mark Jackson.Read More…
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18 HBO Original Programs To Be Excited About in 2018 — ‘Sharp Objects,’ ‘Paterno,’ and More

HBO enters 2018 without its signature series, “Game of Thrones,” which isn’t expected to return for its last hurrah until 2019. But that’s fine — the premium cable network has plenty of other new and returning shows to look forward to. Here’s a roundup of the 18 most anticipated series that HBO subscribers have to look forward to in the coming months.

Divorce” Season 2

Release Date: January 14, 2018

Creator: Sharon Horgan

Showrunner: Jenny Bicks

Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, Tracy Letts

After a mixed reception for Season 1, “Divorce” is getting a creative shake-up in Season 2. Jenny Bicks, who wrote on “Sex and the City” and “The Big C,” has stepped in as the new showrunner, and — if you can believe it — Thomas Haden Church shaved his mustache. It’s unclear which will have a bigger impact on series’ eight new episodes, but Sarah Jessica Parker’s return to
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