ICYMI: Shonda Rhimes discusses Grey’s 300th episode, The Good Place snags season 3 renewal, The Good Doctor makes its place as breakout show of the season, and more!
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Ratings for Marvel’s Inhumans falls short after its season 1 finale, while Macgyver and Blue Bloods show an overall increase, along with Empire and Modern Family. NBC continues to prevail in ratings thanks to This Is Us, The Voice, and NCIS. ABC’s newest drama, The Good Doctor, proves to be this season’s breakout show despite intense competition.
Magnum P.I. alum, Tom Selleck, paid tribute to his late co-star, John Hillerman, who played Higgins in the CBS series during its 8-year run.
Peaky Blinders series four writer, Steven Knight, and newcomer Charlie Murphy discussed how union activist Jessie Eden was brought to life. While, Outlander EP discussed the key differences between episode 309 and the Voyager novel, and what this means for the story.
Reaching a milestone of 300 episodes, Grey’s Anatomy celebrated with a nostalgic episode. Creator Shonda Rhimes reflected with an essay where she talks about how the show is “sort of a diary.” In other Grey’s news, Jason George talks about the possibility of a Ben-Bailey divorce as his character prepares for the spin-off while fans were told to brace themselves for the fall finale. The scoop on Grey’s, Supernatural, and more is discussed in Spoiler Room as the first half of the season closes out. And How To Get Away With Murder’s EP discusses that brutal midseason finale and more.
PLL alum, Ashley Benson, shared her disbelief over the extreme use of Photoshop during her time on Pretty Little Liars. And Chicago P.D.’s Jesse Lee Soffer discussed his character’s bad choices and what Sophia Bush’s exit means for Halstead.
Allegations continue to surface in Hollywood, most recently involving Mark Schwann, creator of One Tree Hill and EP of The Royals. And Fox gained victory over an appellate battle regarding the title “Empire”.
John Wick’s creator to develop a Hitman TV series based on the video game.
Hot Topic: Nashville’s sixth season to be the last, Lena Dunham apologizes for defending Girls writer, plus more!
After six seasons, multiple networks, and that brutal character death, Nashville will end its run. The sixth and final season premiere is set to air on Thursday, January 4th on CMT at 9 PM EST.
After coming to the defense of Girls writer, Murray Miller, Lena Dunham has since retracted her statement of support and apologized after facing much criticism.
Famed and beloved actress and singer, Della Reese, passed away at the age of 86 after a long and successful career. She leaves behind her husband and three children.
Guess Who: Castle creators are back with a new show starring Rachel Bilson, George Clooney to return to TV, True Detective season 3 gets Carmen Ejogo, and much more!
Breckin Meyer (Franklin & Bash) was cast in a recurring role as President Kirkman’s brother in season 2 of Designated Survivor.
House of Cards alum, Michel Gill, lands a recurring role on NBC medical drama, Chicago Med. He will be playing the role of the estranged father of Dr. Sarah Reese.
Castle creators, Andrew Marlowe, and his wife, Terri Edda Miller will be executive producers on an ABC straight-to-series drama, Take Two, starring Rachel Bilson (The O.C.) and Eddie Cibrian.
George Clooney will make his return to TV as actor and director in a Paramount TV adaptation of Catch 22. The six-episode miniseries has not yet found a network to call home but will be shopped around next month.
Believe it or not, The Blacklist is approaching its 100th episode milestone, and with it comes the addition of guest-star Nathan Lane, in a criminal role.
TVAD Writers Room: SEAL Team’s Jason & Clay dynamic and that Good Behavior family reunion!
Episode 107 of SEAL Team, “Borderlines” proved to be one of the most emotionally packed of the inaugural season. Check out what our roundtable had to say about Clay’s interrogation scene and more, here.
Looking to replace money she owes, Letty seeks help from her fancy, wealthy grandmother in episode 206 of Good Behavior. She quickly learns that she isn’t the only one in the family who knows how to scheme. Be sure to check out what our roundtable had to say about their reunion and that heart-breaking ending, here.
Interviews: Chrissy Metz talks all about Kate’s heart-breaking news in the Kate-centric episode of This Is Us.
After a whirlwind start to the three-part episode of the Big Three, This Is Us digs deeper in episode 309, exploring the aftermath of Kate and Toby’s devastating miscarriage. Chrissy Metz shares her thoughts:
“It tests their relationship. She’s feeling that she’s the only one going through it but your other half actually goes through it too even though it might not be a physical change. He’s definitely feeling the pain and the grief as well.”
Coming Soon: Kit Harrington’s new show on HBO, Peaky Blinders announces season 4 premiere date, BBC to bring Les Miserables to TV, and more!
It may be multiple winters till we see Kit Harrington again as Jon Snow but fret not, because this December he will be starring in a three-part thriller, Gunpowder, on HBO. Set to debut on December 18th, HBO released a new trailer in anticipation of its premiere.
Netflix’s Peaky Blinders is set to premiere on December 21st for its fourth season…just in time for the holidays.
BBC announced its intention and early development plans to bring Les Miserables to television, with filming to begin next year.
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