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Winter and spring television seasons are the most crowded.
Maybe that's the reason they also deliver the most duds.
It's not even April yet, and we have more than enough disappointments to get us through the entire year, with another couple of hands full of new programs yet to air this spring!
Some of the series' misfortune comes because there seems to be an impasse between critics and viewers, and a critical review could mean viewers never see a show, but those who do fall in love with it. What does that even mean?
Do you agree or disagree that the following 11 programs were disappointments? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
1. 24: Legacy - Fox There were big hopes for this reboot with a stellar cast and the writing team back on board to usher in a new hero in place of Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer. The performances feel phoned in, »
- Carissa Pavlica
Nope, we’re still not over it.
RelatedThe Good Fight Renewed for Season 2
“I didn’t know until I got the script, what that was going to be,” Parrish, now guest-starring on ABC’s Quantico, »
After earning her Mfa from New York University and playing at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Erica Tazel made a splash in TV in a number of roles before becoming a series regular on “Justified” in 2010. After that, she portrayed Matilda in the 2016 remake of the miniseries “Roots.” Now she plays the founder of a law firm, alongside Delroy Lindo, who hires down-on-her-luck Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) in the CBS All Access series “The Good Fight,” which picks up a year after the final episode of “The Good Wife.”
Were you a fan of “The Good Wife”?
I was a huge fan, and I’m in the Christine Baranski fan club. I »
- Sarah Ahern
Paris — Jim Carrey’s Showtime drama “I’m Dying Up Here,” Adam Price’s faith-themed “Ride Upon The Storm” and Jill Soloway’s Amazon show “I Love Dick” are among 10 anticipated series set to compete at the 8th Series Mania, the Paris-set festival dedicated to premium drama from around the world.
The festival will showcase more than 60 series, including 31 world or international premieres, along with more than a dozen digital series.
Other shows set to compete include Jimmy McGovern’s “Broken,” Tony Ayres’s “Seven Types of Ambiguity,” Shlomo Mashiach and Ron Ninio’s “Your Honor,” Marvin Kren’s “4 Blocks,” Scandinavian noir series “Monster,” French comedy “Kim Kong” and Bruce Goodison’s psychological thriller “Born to Kill.”
Following David Chase, Damon Lindelof, the showrunner of “Lost” and “The Leftovers,” will preside the competition jury which will vote for the Grand Prix, the Special Jury Prize, and two new awards — the best actor and best actress in an »
- Elsa Keslassy
Don’t discount the Television Academy’s adoration of Viola Davis (“How To Get Away With Murder”), Claire Danes (“Homeland”) or returning Emmy favorite Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”). Christine Baranski (“The Good Fight”) and Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”) are also potential spoilers here. [Updated March 23]
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Continue reading 2017 Best Lead Actress In A Drama Series Emmy Awards Predictions at The Playlist. »
- Gregory Ellwood
As Trump’s presidency plays out, will producers and writers begin to cater for his supporters – and what could that mean for the golden age of TV?
In Hollywood, perceptions of beauty are constantly in flux, as executives try to divine what will play in Peoria. But at least one attribute is as sexy and sought after now as it ever was: a proven commodity.
As can be seen with the glut of sequels, remakes, reboots, international formats and adaptations of pre-existing intellectual property, entertainment industry executives believe they are able to mitigate risk and corral marketing budgets, by adapting content that has already been successful or that is at least known by the public.
Related: The Good Fight review – sleek Good Wife spin-off offers Alicia-free fun
I’m not interested in being a soapbox, but I am interested in having important content
Related: From gay rights to Black Lives »
- Noah Smith
There was a lot going on, but I think I managed to keep track of it all.
On The Good Fight Season 1 Episode 6, Neil Gross wants hate speech removed from his websites, Maia tests her dad's loyalty, and Lucca gets closer to Collin.
The majority of the hour focused on Neil Gross's task which was a big one.
He wanted the firm to rid his websites of all hate speech. His advertisers were pulling out; namely, Disney.
God forbid, Neil Gross, Chumhum billionaire, lose any money.
The firm is on it but determining what constitutes hate speech, as opposed to other vile, but protected, speech is complicated.
Free speech is a fundamental right and people love it. Its importance can't be overstated.
There's probably a reason why it's in the First Amendment. It's That important.
So when someone wants to express themselves and can't, they get angry fast.
Enter Mr. »
- Tiffany Staton
It's almost like The Good Fight was created just to provide commentary about the current political climate. In "Social Media and Its Discontents," Diane Lockart (Christine Baranski) and Co. took on the alt-right and internet trolls—yes, again—while Maia (Rose Leslie) debated whether or not her dad (Paul Guilfoyle) was trying to get evidence against her and the firm, and Lucca (Cush Jumbo) dealt with her feelings in the forced love interest plot with Colin (Justin Bartha). It was a more cohesive episode, with Maia weighing in on Chum Hum's moderation practices with her own harassment experience, but boy was it an annoying episode. All the credit goes to John Cameron Mitchell's Felix Staples. »
Even with “Game of Thrones” out of the mix this year due to its summer premiere schedule, this year’s Outstanding Drama field is deep and insanely competitive. It could also feature the first broadcast network nominee, NBC‘s “This Is Us,” since 2011. [Updated March 23]
Read More: Why ‘The Americans’ Will Stand With ‘The Wire’ & ‘Breaking Bad’ As One Of The Best TV Dramas Ever
Read More: ‘Legion,’ ‘The Good Fight’ & ‘Crashing’ Renewed For Season 2
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
Continue reading 2017 Best Drama Series Emmy Awards Predictions at The Playlist. »
- Gregory Ellwood
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Vampire Diaries, The Bachelor, This Is Us and NCIS!
1 | Was The Vampire’s Diaries‘ heavy focus on the afterlife in its series finale oddly Lost-like? And what’s with the blotty ink on Klaus’ check? (Is it because he writes with an old-timey quill?) And could the tiny “En” in “Often” look any more like a last-minute addition to “Oft”?
2 | Event though last week’s Grimm was about an elderly couple we hadn’t known before, »
Carrie Preston wasn’t anticipating playing Elsbeth Tascioni, the quirky lawyer who became everyone’s favorite scene stealer on The Good Wife -- ever again. But The Good Fight spinoff changed all that.
“I always loved playing her when I was on The Good Wife, and I had already said goodbye to her and mourned the loss of this great role I got to play,” Preston tells Et of her lovable, extremely astute alter ego, who returned in last Sunday’s episode. “I was obviously thrilled when [creators Robert and Michelle King] called me up and asked me if I could come and do an arc for them.”
Though it’s been over a year since Preston, 49, slipped into Elsbeth’s shoes, finding her unique ticks and endearingly erratic charm was a familiar process.
Related: 'The Good Fight' Is Coming Back for a Second Season
“It always takes me a moment to get back into her rhythm because she’s operating »
Vulture WatchWill Diane live to fight another day? Has The Good Fight TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on CBS All Access? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Good Fight season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?Streaming on the CBS All Access paid subscription platform, The Good Fight stars Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Erica Tazel, Sarah Steele, and Justing Bartha. Paul Guilfoyle, Bernadette Peters, Carrie Preston, Matthew Perry, and Rita Wilson. A spinoff, The Good Fight picks up one year after the events of The Good Wife TV series finale. In the wake of the 2017 presidential inauguration, Diane Lockhart (Baranski) decides to move to France. She »
New live-action game show “Candy Crush,” based on the super-popular mobile game, premieres Sunday, July 9 at 9 p.m.
“Salvation” is an event series thriller that centers on tech rockstar Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera) and MIT grad student Liam Cole (Charlie Rowe), who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows (Jennifer Finnigan) a staggering discovery — that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth. That one debuts Wednesday, July 12 at 9.
Also Read: 'The Good Fight' Gets Second Season From CBS. »
- Tony Maglio
Good news for fans of The Good Fight. Today, CBS All Access announced they've renewed the series for a second season.A spinoff of the The Good Wife, the legal drama follows Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie), the goddaughter of Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), who becomes enveloped in a major scandal that ruins her reputation and her godmother’s finances. The cast also includes Cush Jumbo, Delroy Lindo, Erica Tazel, Sarah Steele, and Justin Bartha. Season one premiered on CBS All Access, the network's subscription streaming service, on February 19th.Read More… »
Its only halfway through its first season, but CBS All Access has already renewed The Good Fight for a second season. Rather than premiere in the fall, the second season will instead start early 2018, much like its inaugural season.
Marc Debvoise, CBS’ President and COO of CBS Interactive, put out a statement about the renewal: “We’re only a few episodes into the first season and the reaction from CBS All Access subscribers and critics alike has been phenomenal. This series and its characters are just beginning and we can’t wait to see where Robert and Michelle King, their creative team and the amazing cast take The Good Fight next.”
Spinning off from The Good Wife, the new series takes place a year after its predecessor and follows Christina Baranski’s Diane Lockhart and her goddaughter Maia Rindell, played by Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey actress Rose Leslie. »
- Ricky Church
CBS All Access is looking to stay in business with the excellent character of Diane Lockhart.
The streaming platform has renewed The Good Fight for Season 2, and we could not be more excited.
"We’re only a few episodes into the first season and the reaction from CBS All Access subscribers and critics alike has been phenomenal,” said Marc DeBevoise, president and chief operating officer, CBS Interactive, in a statement.
The spin-off of The Good Wife has taken everything we loved about the original series and took it crazy new heights to craft an addictive and worthy continuation of the franchise.
- Paul Dailly
We know, these are three things that really don’t go together, but it’s a quick and dirty way to get this news about TV show renewals out of the way.
First up, FX has renewed “Legion” for a second season. The show hasn’t exactly been a ratings blockbuster, but the reviews have mostly been strong, and it’s the kind of thing that could build an audience through streaming.
Continue reading ‘Legion,’ ‘The Good Fight’ & ‘Crashing’ Renewed For Season 2 at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Diane Lockhart’s journey is continuing.
Related: 'Good Fight' Star Justin Bartha Teases 'Intense' Colin and Lucca Romance
This marks the first renewal for CBS’ streaming service’s first original drama series.
“We’re only a few episodes into the first season and the reaction from CBS All Access subscribers and critics alike has been phenomenal,” said Marc DeBevoise, President and Chief Operating Officer, CBS Interactive. “This series and its characters are just beginning and we can’t wait to see where [creators] Robert and Michelle King, their creative team and the amazing cast take The Good Fight next.”
CBS All Access has renewed “The Good Fight” for a second season, the network announced today. “We’re only a few episodes into the first season and the reaction from CBS All Access subscribers and critics alike has been phenomenal,” said… Continue Reading → »
CBS All Access is hunkering down for a protracted Fight.
The Eye network’s upstart streaming offshoot has renewed The Good Fight for a second season, to launch in early 2018. Although CBS has not released any hard data about The Good Wife spinoff’s viewership for its first five episodes, CBS Interactive CEO Marc DeBevoise says the reaction from subscribers has thus far been “phenomenal,” adding, “This series and its characters are just beginning and we can’t wait to see where Robert and Michelle King, their creative team and the amazing cast take The Good Fight next.”
Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? »
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