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‘Abbott Elementary’ Scores Early Season 3 Renewal at ABC

Class will remain in session at Abbott Elementary for another year. ABC has picked up a third season of its breakout comedy series, which is coming off a Golden Globe win for best comedy series and acting awards for Quinta Brunson (who also created the show) and Tyler James Williams. The show also won three […]

ABC Adds ‘Jeopardy! Masters’ to Unscripted Slate

ABC is bringing another iteration of Jeopardy! to primetime. Then network has ordered Jeopardy! Masters, which will pit six of the highest-ranked contestants from the syndicated quiz show facing off against one another. Ken Jennings — the syndicated show’s host, all-time win streak leader and winner of ABC’s Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time in […]

Fox Eyes Marc Cherry Drama, Orders ‘Farmer Wants a Wife’ Dating Show

Fox is getting into business with Desperate Housewives and Why Women Kill creator Marc Cherry. The network is also bringing the Farmer Wants a Wife reality format back to the United States. The two announcements capped Fox’s day at the Television Critics Association on Wednesday. The Cherry project, titled Jenny Is a Weapon, has a […]

Fox Recruits ‘Special Forces’ Competition Series

Fox will put a group of celebrities through intense military-style training in a new competition show. The network has set a January premiere date for Special Forces: The Ultimate Test, which will follow 16 celebs as they take on a series of challenges pulled from the actual special forces selection process under the eye of […]

‘Abbott Elementary’ Leads TV Critics Awards Winners

Quinta Brunson’s beloved ABC comedy Abbott Elementary led all the winners Saturday at the 38th annual Television Critics Association’s Awards, taking home four awards including the prestigious program of the year prize. The awards, announced virtually after the semi-annual press tour was shifted in response to rising COVID-19 cases in Southern California, were selected by […]

TV Critics Press Tour Goes Virtual Again Amid L.A. COVID Surge

A spike in COVID cases in Los Angeles has forced the Television Critics Association summer press tour to go virtual. The TCA had been slated to hold its first in-person version of the press tour in more than two years, beginning July 27. But with the BA.5 variant of the coronavirus causing a rise in […]

‘Abbott Elementary’ Trio to Host TV Critics Awards

The Television Critics Association’s annual awards is going to get schooled. Abbott Elementary stars Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter and Sheryl Lee Ralph will host the 38th annual awards show, the critics group announced Monday. The ceremony, set to take place Aug. 6 in Pasadena, marks the first in-person show since 2019. The hosting selection comes […]

‘Abbott Elementary’ Leads TV Critics Awards Nominations

As it turns out, broadcast television isn’t dead after all. ABC’s breakout freshman comedy Abbott Elementary leads all series nominations at the annual Television Critics Association’s awards. The comedy created by and starring Quinta Brunson scored five nominations, topping AMC’s Better Call Saul, Apple’s Severance and Showtime’s Yellowjackets — each of which earned four mentions. […]

‘This Is Us’ Creator, Cast Warn Kate-Toby Split Will “Hit Different”

Now that the end is truly coming into focus, the This Is Us cast is not ready to say goodbye. During a panel with many of the Pearson clan on Friday, the actors who make up the hit NBC family drama reiterated creator Dan Fogelman’s promise that the series finale will deliver and satisfy viewers, […]

‘Halo’ Eyes Third Showrunner for Potential Season 2

Should Halo get a second season at Paramount+, it will be under a new showrunner — the third for the series adaptation of the mega-selling video game franchise. After eight years and a platform switch from Showtime to Paramount+, Halo is set to premiere March 24. The ViacomCBS streaming service has yet to make a […]

James Gunn and ‘Peacemaker’ Team Pull Back Curtain on ‘The Suicide Squad’ Spinoff

The team behind HBO Max’s Peacemaker showed off new footage in a banter-filled panel Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour. A trailer screened for press included Christopher “Peacemaker” Smith (John Cena) in the hospital following the events of The Suicide Squad. He explains to the orderly that he’s supposed to be in jail for […]

‘United States of Al’ Showrunner on Reworking Season 2 Premiere After Fall of Afghanistan

CBS comedy United States of Al had filmed an episode and a half of its second season when the United States began pulling its last remaining troops and diplomatic personnel out of Afghanistan. As the Taliban took control of the country, the show’s writers completely reworked their opening episode. “We guessed wrong and had to […]