b99’s ratings slipped another tenth last night to 0.6, which i think might be a series low? i want to yell at all of america for not watching this show, but mostly i want to yell at fox. they never should have moved this show from its sunday slot. i don’t believe any other show has had the same success in that timeslot that b99 had.
at the VERY LEAST fox should be promoting the show by running ads during baseball games so they can reach their primary target, but NOPE. instead i see the same ad for 24: legacy or gotham like 5 times. i didn’t see a single b99 ad during football season either. honestly fuck fox. i feel like they’re deliberately not promoting b99 so they can use low ratings as an excuse to cancel it.
on the other hand, every single entertainment publication i keep up with seems to believe b99 is on the safe side, but who knows. i’m just really worried about what could happen if the ratings fall any farther. at this point i’m just hoping they hold steady for the rest of the season.
anyways. fox’s upfront presentation is on may 15 so we should know about a renewal by then, if not earlier.
Why Once Upon a Time and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are heading to Fridays
Fairy tale characters meet superheroes on Fridays this fall.
Once Upon a Time and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have both been moved to Friday nights on ABC’s fall schedule, the network announced Tuesday morning ahead of their upfronts presentation. Check out the full schedule here.
OUAT will launch at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the debut of new super series Marvel’s Inhumans, which will run for eight episodes. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will then launch later in the fall, possibly midseason. Both Once and S.H.I.E.L.D. will still have 22 episode seasons.
“We’ve turned Friday into more of a destination for our fantasy and science fiction fans,” ABC Chief Channing Dungey told reporters Tuesday morning. “Once Upon a Time and S.H.I.E.L.D. are airing on the same night for the first time, which is giving many fans of both shows what they’ve been asking for for a long time.”
The move comes as Once Upon a Time is facing a big creative shake-up. Six cast members — including Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Rebecca Mader, Emilie de Ravin, and Jared Gilmore — have exited the series, with the show now jumping ahead a decade to focus on an adult Henry (now played by Andrew J. West) and his daughter Lucy (Alison Fernandez), as well as returning favorites Regina (Lana Parrilla), Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), and Rumple (Robert Carlyle).
“When we were looking at the schedule, it’s interesting how much pressure we’ve had from fans to put those shows closer together on the schedule for quite some time,” Dungey continued. “We like the idea of Fridays being a destination. Once Upon a Time has done a wonderful job on Sundays of keeping the lights on against football, but we’re looking to see how it will perform when it’s away from football for awhile.”
Once Upon a Time’s sixth season ended Sunday (read what’s next here and here), while Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s finale airs Tuesday night. Marvel’s Inhumans will launch its first two episodes in IMAX on Sept. 1 before debuting on the network three weeks later with exclusive new content.
therealsonequa: Finally, the first look is here!!! It was truly an honor to stand on the historical Carnegie Hall stage last night for the CBS Upfronts and present the never-before-seen trailer for Star Trek Discovery. LET’S DO THIS Y'ALL…! #startrekdiscovery#goodthingsarecoming
Katy Perry has joined ABC’s “American Idol” reboot as a judge.
It’s official: Katy Perry is going to be an American Idol judge.ABC has signed the “Roar” and “Bon Appetit” singer for the revived franchise’s 16th season, which will debut next year. ABC made the announcement at its upfront presentation to advertisers in New York on Tuesday.
The casting is considered a very impressive hire; producers of singing competition shows have tried to land Perry for a judging position for years. It’s also arguably a necessary hire as ABC is facing some skepticism about bringing back the pioneering competition series after its cancellation by Fox just last year and needs a major star name to anchor the panel.
“I am honored and thrilled to be the first judge bringing back the American Idol tradition of making dreams come true for incredible talents with authentic personalities and real stories,” said Perry. “I’m always listening to new music, and love discovering diamonds in the rough – from mentoring young artists on my label, or highlighting new artists on my tours, I want to bring it back to the music.