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Showtime's Most Famous Serial Killer Is Coming Back

Network is bringing Michael C. Hall back for 10-episode run of 'Dexter'

(Newser) - With recreational activities still limited due to COVID-19, people have taken to hunkering down at home and binge-watching TV. Now, fans of one of Showtime's most popular shows ever can gear up for a return of their favorite serial killer, at least for a little while. USA Today reports... More »

Netflix's Matchmaking Hit: Guilty Pleasure or Hate-Watch?

'Indian Matchmaking' has obsessive fans, but critics have some issues

(Newser) - The majority of marriages in India are still arranged, and often families recruit outside help to get them set up. That's where Sima Taparia, the self-proclaimed "top matchmaker" of Mumbai, steps in, via a new Netflix series that's left people clamoring for more. Indian Matchmaking has become... More »

Network Cancels Reality Show, Loses Half Its Viewers

A&E nixed 'Live PD' and saw its prime-time viewership drop by 49%

(Newser) - Who knew a reality TV series had so much pull? A&E found that out the hard way after it canceled Live PD last month, a show that shadows police officers as they work their beats. The Wall Street Journal reports that after the show was nixed on June 10,... More »

Soap Operas Dangerously Low Thanks to Virus

Popular daytime dramas are running out of episodes and can't resume production

(Newser) - The coronavirus has most of us locked down in our homes, and for those seeking routine, diving into the daily soaps can provide some escapist comfort. But Vulture warns that the most popular daytime TV dramas are perilously close to running out of episodes they filmed before the shutdown, forcing... More »

Sands to Keep Falling Through Hourglass of Longtime Soap

'Days of Our Lives' will be back for a 56th season on NBC, per reports

(Newser) - In the most Stefano DiMera move ever, Days of Our Lives is back from the dead. It apparently was never officially dead to begin with, despite reports last week that the NBC soap opera would go on hiatus at the end of November and the entire cast would be released... More »

A #MeToo Moment on Survivor

Contestant Dan Spilo accused of being too handsy

(Newser) - Reality TV got quite real Wednesday night during a double episode of Survivor, with an unexpected dose of #MeToo. People reports on the "major scandal" to touch the CBS show involving contestant Dan Spilo, a 48-year-old Hollywood talent manager, and some of his fellow tribe members. Multiple contestants accused... More »

Entire Cast of NBC Show on Since 1965 Is Released

Stars of 'Days of Our Lives' were set free from contracts; fate of soap opera is unclear

(Newser) - No one yet knows the ultimate fate of NBC's longest-running entertainment program, but its stars know they're out of a job in a couple of weeks. TVLine first reported the news Tuesday that Days of Our Lives, a soap opera that's been on the network since November... More »

A 'Friend' Gets Major Ralph Lauren Homage

Designer to offer collection inspired by Rachel Green character

(Newser) - If you didn't win that gig live-tweeting during Friends to celebrate the NBC sitcom's 25th anniversary, there's now another way you can honor the show: Dress like Rachel. Ralph Lauren just made that easier, with its announcement of a new "ready-to-wear" collection inspired by Rachel Green,... More »

George RR Martin: HBO's GOT Wasn't 'Very Good for Me'

Author says now that show's over, it's more 'freeing' to conclude his writing of 6th, 7th books in series

(Newser) - Although the rest of us may still be in withdrawal mode after the end of Game of Thrones, there's one person who's very glad the HBO series is finally over. That would be George RR Martin, the author of the books the show was based on, who calls... More »

Lena Headey Reveals the Cersei Scene We Didn't See

The penultimate episode of 'Game of Thrones' could have included 'great moment'

(Newser) - Yes, spoilers ahead: Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey has already come out and said she wished Cersei Lannister had experienced "a better death," telling the Guardian she was "kind of gutted" by her character's demise under a pile of falling rocks. She specified to Entertainment ... More »

GOT Is Over, and the Polarized Verdicts Are In

This ending was never going to be easy, or universally satisfying

(Newser) - With our usual "big spoilers" ahead warning, we finally have the answer to the most-awaited question on Game of Thrones: Who will sit upon the Iron Throne? That would be … no one, because Drogon incinerated it in the series finale. The HBO show drew its last breath Sunday... More »

Penultimate Game of Thrones: 'A World Completely Shattered'

Daenerys morphs into the Mad Queen and destroys King's Landing

(Newser) - Cataclysm, carnage, and a much-anticipated "Cleganebowl"—these all marked "The Bells," the violent fifth and penultimate episode of the last season of Game of Thrones, which Todd VanDerWerff at Vox writes was, "on a visceral level ... a horrific ride through a world that has completely... More »

Her Show Just Got Renewed. Her Tweets Were Unhappy

Constance Wu clarifies negative posts after 'Fresh Off the Boat' gets green light for 6th season

(Newser) - ABC announced on Friday that it was renewing one of its sitcoms, pleasing everyone involved with the show except, seemingly, its star. People reports that after word got out that Fresh Off the Boat will be back for a sixth season, Constance Wu, who's been with the series since... More »

GOT's Sexy Feast: Feelings Revealed, and a Major Hookup

Wait, Jaime did what with who?!

(Newser) - Last week's episode of Game of Thrones, which saw the destruction of the Night King, sent fans reeling . After all, as Daniel D'Addario puts it for Variety , "Killing off your main villain with three episodes to go is a weird thing to do." He also thinks... More »

Fox Scores a $128M Win After Suit From Bones Stars

Judge overturns punitive damages award

(Newser) - Earlier this year, a ruling was issued that the Los Angeles Times says "sent shock waves through the television industry": a nearly $180 million judgment payable to four plaintiffs—including stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz—involved with the Fox TV show Bones. The plaintiffs had hit Fox with... More »

What Critics Are Saying About GOT's 'Long Night'

'A masterpiece of tension and release, goose bumps and heartbreak, grandiosity and intimacy'

(Newser) - We knew the epic battle was coming, but we didn't know quite how intense it would be—or that it would go beyond our wildest expectations. The New York Times says the Battle of Winterfell did just that, calling the third episode of the final season "a masterpiece... More »

Game of Thrones: Melancholy, Forgiveness, and a Big Sex Scene

Major characters, plotlines converge on eve of what looks to be an epic battle

(Newser) - There was even less bloodshed in Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones than in the previous week's (meaning there was zero), with the second installment of Season 8 serving more as a setup to the epic battle that promises to bring together all of the major characters.... More »

Who Will Be 2,340th Person to Die on Thrones?

Final season of hit HBO show premieres Sunday, and fan theories are flying

(Newser) - When Ned Stark was offed in the very first season of Game of Thrones, fans were shocked that the show would kill off, via decapitation, what was then perceived to be the main character. The reaction of Sean Bean, who played Stark, to his premature demise? "It was a... More »

Fate of Tambor's Transparent Character: 'It Was Clear'

(Spoiler below) Creator Jill Soloway reveals what happens in finale

(Newser) - (Spoilers follow.) Amazon's Transparent is coming to a close, and it's now been revealed what will happen to Maura Pfefferman, played by ousted actor Jeffrey Tambor. Per the Los Angeles Times , the transgender character will be killed off in the series finale, a move that was widely... More »

NYC Mayor on New MTV Show: 'Shameless Ratings Grab'

Staten Island residents aren't happy about 'Made in Staten Island' for its Italian-American 'stereotypes'

(Newser) - If a neighborhood was featured on a new reality show, one would think locals would be pretty excited. But for Staten Island residents, MTV's new series debuting Monday is nothing but a "shameless ratings grab" full of "stereotypes." That's per a recent tweet from NYC... More »

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