US Television


TNT has renewed Animal Kingdom for a fourth season.


TNT and TBS need a LOT more original content. 99% of their schedules, apart from sport, is repeats.


CBS has revealed premiere dates for the 2018-19 Fall season. As posted in Survivor (US) thread, season 37 of reality series kicks off on Wednesday September 26. Without Thursday night NFL for the first time in four years, CBS will rely on its popular comedies and dramas to attract viewers. The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon will launch their new seasons on Monday September 24 before settling on their regular Thursday slots three days later, Bull moves to Mondays while Magnum P.I. and Murphy Brown debuts on September 24 and 27 respectively.

September 24: The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Magnum P.I. (new), Bull
September 25: NCIS, FBI (new), NCIS: New Orleans
September 26: Survivor: David vs Goliath, Big Brother
September 27: Mom, Murphy Brown (new), S.W.A.T.
September 28: MacGyver, Hawaii Five-O, Blue Bloods
September 29: 48 Hours
September 30: God Befriended Me (new), NCIS: Los Angeles
October 1: The Neighborhood (new), Happy Together (new)
October 3: Seal Team, Criminal Minds
October 7: Madam Secretary


Nominations for this year’s Emmy Awards were announced overnight. Game of Thrones receives 22 nominations, followed by Westworld’s 21 and The Handmaid’s Tale on 20. Aussie Yvonne Strahovski is nominated for a Supporting Actress award for The Handmaid’s Tale.
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown got six nods, including two personally for Anthony Bourdain (who died last month) as executive producer, host and writer.
Sandra Oh has become the first nominee of Asian descent in the leading actress in a drama series, for her role in the BBC America series Killing Eve as a spy hunting a female assassin.
Netflix has the most nominations with 112 (including Creative Emmys), more than any of America’s FTA networks.
Full list of nominations



Strange headline for an Australian audience. I can see very similar headlines being used in US outlets but when the SMH has to explain what it means in the first sentence it seems to defeat the purpose of a headline.


Hulu has released all episodes of the fourth season of UnREAL, also announcing it is the final season of the series. All episodes are now available in Australia on Stan.


Some residents in the Sydney northern beaches suburb of Narrabeen are upset about the disruption caused by the production of the US Sony television series Reckoning in the area. There have been complaints about traffic problems, excessive noise and bright lighting at night causing sleep problems. Filming around Sydney is scheduled to continue until October.


A reboot of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer is in development with original series creator Joss Whedon involved.

Ryan Murphy has revealed the eighth season of American Horror Story will be called Apocalypse.


ABC is the last network to announce the Fall premiere dates, after settling on the starting date for Roseanne spin-off The Conners. New programs also include The Alec Baldwin Show, and Dancing with the Stars spinoff Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, which will focus on young celebrities and kids of celebrities on the popular dancing program.

September 24: Dancing with the Stars, The Good Doctor
September 26: The Goldbergs, American Housewife, Modern Family, Single Parents (new), A Million Little Things (new)
September 27: Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder
October 4: Station 19
October 5: Fresh Off the Boat, Speechless, Child Support
October 7: Dancing With the Stars: Juniors (new), Shark Tank
October 14: The Alec Baldwin Show (new)
October 16: The Conners (new), The Kids Are Alright (new), Black-ish, Splitting Up Together, The Rookie (new)


AMC has renewed Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead and McMafia for new seasons.


For the week 16-20 July Spanish language network Telemundo was the number 1 broadcast network 7-11pm Monday-Friday for adults 18-49 in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, and was the number 1 Spanish network 18-49 nationally beating usual leader Univision. Telemundo’s success beating the English language networks in the two biggest markets was primarily due to a new sports reality program Exatlon.

The first episode:

I wonder if this program will get remade in Australia?


Timeless, who was twice axed by NBC, will have a two-part episode later this year to wrap up the series.


Fox has given the green light to an American version of South Korean celebrity singing contest The Masked Singer and competition series Mental Samurai for 2019. Could either show eventually make its way to Australia?


I regularly see King of masked singer, and have pondered if it would work well in Australia…it’s different enough to attract an audience, and should work as long as the network does it right…which means getting a mix of recent, older and forgotten singers as competitors. If they just use it as a vehicle for cross promotion of their own Network has-beens, X factor and the Voice finalists, say, then it would be doomed to failure.

On a side note, our Dami Im has been a contestant on the Korean King of Masked singer.


FX has renewed American Horror Story for a 10th season. Meanwhile, Jessica Lange will reportedly reprise her Murder House role of Constance in the sixth episode of upcoming season 8, to be directed by Sarah Paulson.


FX has renewed Fargo for a fourth season, and also ordered two new series: Devs, a thriller set in a tech company, and Shogun, an adaptation of the 1975 bestselling novel by James Clavell (Taipan), both of which will air in 2019.


Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black) will star as The Batwoman in the new CW series.

Her latest work is the US-Chinese co-produced movie The Meg which is in cinemas from August 16.


Surprise pick-up for CBS, this show is quite young skewing and I always thought they had a slightly older audience and thought it would’ve been better suited to airing on FOX or MTV etc .


Wonder if they can make the series more respectable to fit its decent audience and not so vain/slutty/dog turd trashy.