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  1. the industry
    Netflix Is Still Adding a Ton of Subscribers But Not As Fast As It Once DidThe good news? Summer was better than spring for the streamer.
  2. renewals
    Hole Yeah! ABC Is Giving Us Another Season of Holey MoleyMore extreme mini-golf is on the way.
  3. finding dory
    Search Party Will Return for a Third (and Fourth!) Season on HBO MaxWhen the cult hit returns in spring 2020, it’ll shift from Hitchcockian paranoia to a legal thriller.
  4. the streaming wars
    Why Disney Is Banning Netflix AdsWith Disney+ on the horizon, the Mouse House says no to that sweet, sweet streaming cash.
  5. the streaming wars
    Sesame Street Is Jumping to HBO MaxAlong with the full Sesame catalogue, the deal includes a late-night parody show hosted by Elmo.
  6. season renewals
    Netflix Orders Stranger Things 4, Teasing a World Beyond HawkinsThe Upside Down almost certainly won’t return until 2021 at the earliest.
  7. tv ratings
    The Trump Impeachment Inquiry Led to a Huge Spike in Cable News RatingsMaddow surged 40 percent.
  8. the industry
    The 2019 Emmys Were a Ratings DisasterBut they didn’t have to be. Here are a few modest proposals on how to fix things.
  9. sitcoms
    Seinfeld Reruns to Air on Viacom Networks in 2021Including Comedy Central, TV Land, and Paramount Network.
  10. renewals
    Netflix Renews GLOW for a Fourth and Final SeasonThe final countdown.
  11. snl
    Will NBC Finally Do Justice to the SNL Library?There’s reason to be cautiously optimistic that it might.
  12. friends anniversary
    How Friends Decided to Pair Off Monica and ChandlerThe co-writer of the famous London hookup episode walks us through how the couple came to be. (And why they almost didn’t.)
  13. tv history
    The Architects of NBC’s Must-See TV Lineup on How Friends and ER Became LegendsFormer NBC execs Warren Littlefield and Preston Beckman reveal how they built their ‘90s Thursday-night juggernaut.
  14. the streaming wars
    NBCUniversal’s Streaming Service Is Called Peacock and It’s Launching Next AprilIt’ll be the exclusive streaming home of The Office, Parks and Rec, and dozens of other NBC shows and original series.
  15. sitcoms
    A Saved by the Bell Revival Is Finally HappeningStarring Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez, it imagines a world where Zack Morris is governor of California. No, really!
  16. network tv
    ABC Doubles Down on Nostalgia With ‘Cast From the Past Week’The stunt will turn ABC shows into retro reunions of Cheers, The Drew Carey Show, and other ‘80s and ‘90s faves.
  17. the streaming wars
    Apple TV+ Reveals Launch Date and Bargain-Busting PriceFive bucks a month, but it’s free for a year if you buy an Apple product.
  18. horror
    Into the Dark Renewed at Hulu, So Get Ready for Another Year of Holiday ScaresThe horror anthology series will remain in production through September 2020.
  19. cbs
    CBS and Viacom Merge to Form $30 Billion Empire, Congrats to Shari RedstoneThe merger comes after three years of negotiations.
  20. sports!
    Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show to Air Episodes After Sunday Night FootballNBC also announced a week of live episodes in late September.
  21. explainers
    Hollywood Keeps Saying Yes to Quibi. Wait, What’s Quibi?Tinseltown’s latest obsession is a streaming-video start-up that’ll only work on your phone.
  22. money moves
    David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Join the Netflix Development Deal ClubThis means Confederate is now officially dead at HBO.
  23. reality tv
    CBS Took a Big Gamble on Love Island This Summer. Did It Pay Off?Love Island hasn’t been a TV sensation, but its renewal is still a no-brainer.
  24. scandals
    American Crime Story’s Third Season to Focus on Bill Clinton’s Impeachment TrialAnd Monica Lewinsky is producing it.
  25. live shows
    Good Times Ahead: ABC and Kimmel Will Re-create More Classic SitcomsMore ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ is on the way.
  26. tca press tour
    Star Trek: Discovery Writers to Reboot The Man Who Fell to EarthIt was a David Bowie movie, now it’ll be a CBS All Access TV show.
  27. tv ratings
    Almost 10 Million People Watched Bernie Sanders Yell at Tim RyanBut compared with recent history, it’s a decidedly disappointing number.
  28. middle earth writers room
    Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV Series Finds Its Creative FellowshipHere are the showrunners, writers, and more.
  29. boo
    Tuca & Bertie Dropped by Netflix After Just One SeasonIts wings were clipped too soon.
  30. tv ratings
    The Big Little Lies Finale Broke the Show’s Own Ratings RecordMillions of liars.
  31. the industry
    The Making of an Emmy Underdog Success StoryThough big shows on big networks continue to dominate, bottom-up Emmy campaigns increasingly have a chance of working.
  32. the streaming wars
    Netflix Is Losing U.S. Subscribers for the First Time in Eight YearsThough they’re expected to return this summer.
  33. star market
    Who Won Game of Thrones (the Pop Culture Phenomenon)?The fantasy series was gold for nearly every person, place, and broadcaster involved. But who came out on top?
  34. 2019 emmy awards
    HBO Takes Back the Emmy Nominations Lead From Netflix With a Record-Setting HaulBoth networks had their best-ever year for nominations, but Game of Thrones’ record-setting 32 nods helped put cable’s premium pioneer back on top.
  35. now streaming
    You Can Finally Watch AMC’s Short-Lived Spy Drama Rubicon AgainThe 2010 thriller was canceled after one season despite a passionate following, and has been almost impossible to find since.
  36. ratings
    Netflix Is Boasting About Huge Numbers for Stranger Things Season 3But how much credit can we give to Maya Hawke?
  37. the streaming wars
    Netflix Will Be Fine Without Friends or The OfficeThe streaming giant faces a big challenge, but there’s an underappreciated upside to losing its best Friends.
  38. tv ratings
    People Actually Watched Trump’s Fourth of July SpecialOn the bright side, people still preferred NBC’s Macy’s special
  39. ratings
    Women’s World Cup Soccer Final Scores 14 Million ViewersDespite the early start time for many viewers, the title match delivered big.
  40. anniversaries
    Sesame Street Celebrating 50th Anniversary With Greatest Hits Box SetSesame Street: 50 Years and Counting will include highlights from all five decades of the show’s run.
  41. comedy
    One Day at a Time Saved From Cancellation by Pop TVThe former Netflix sitcom has found new life on Pop TV, a.k.a. the American home of Schitt’s Creek.
  42. tv ratings
    The First Democratic Debates for 2020 Probably Won’t Break Any Ratings RecordsMillions will watch, but it’ll be a shock if ratings come anywhere close to matching the 2016 election cycle.
  43. no god please no!
    The Office Is Leaving Netflix in 2021It will be relocating to NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service.
  44. tv ratings
    14.5 Million People Watched James Holzhauer Lose Jeopardy!It was the most watched episode in 15 years.
  45. renewals
    Andrea Savage’s I’m Sorry Renewed for a Third SeasonThe new episodes will debut sometime next year.
  46. network tv
    Inside ABC’s Retro Renaissance of Old-School Game Shows and Live SitcomsABC has six summer game shows, plans to bring back Jimmy Kimmel’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience, and no whammies in sight.
  47. chat room
    Alec Baldwin on Why Celebs Are Rushing to Host Game Shows“It was very, very, very convenient.”
  48. tv
    Not So Fast: Alec Baldwin Says He May Not Be Done Playing Trump on SNL“We’ll see.”
  49. tv ratings
    Last Night’s Jeopardy! Was the Most Watched in 14 YearsLast night was James Holzhauer’s most-watched episode.
  50. tv ratings
    How Chernobyl Became HBO’s Surprise Monday-Night HitWith a cumulative audience of 6 million, this nuclear-disaster miniseries is anything but radioactive to viewers.
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