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  • ABC Prez Who Fired Roseanne RESIGNS as The Connors Ratings Dive

    11/17/2018 5:11:42 PM PST · by The Olive · 85 replies
    The Olive Branch Report ^ | 11/17/2018 | S. Noble
    Channing Dungey, the ABC Entertainment president who made the bold decision to yank Roseanne after its star made a racist tweet, has resigned her post. Sounds like the rumors that ABC regrets their hasty decision to drop Roseanne. It was a bold and idiotic decision. The Connors, the replacement for Roseanne has dropped double digits and two stars — John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf — have allegedly been asked to take big pay cuts. Revenues for advertising are also sinking. As for Dungey, Entertainment says: It was Dungey who announced the cancellation of Roseanne after Roseanne Barr posted a racist...
  • Channing Dungey, ABC executive who canceled Roseanne, is stepping down

    11/16/2018 3:45:40 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | November 16, 2018 | Lynette Rice
    Channing Dungey, the ABC Entertainment president who made the bold decision to yank Roseanne after its star made a racist tweet, has resigned her post. Dungey will be replaced by Karey Burke, the current head of programming at Freeform, ABC’s sister cable network. “I’m incredibly proud of what the team and I have accomplished over the years, and all the meaningful and impactful programming we’ve developed,” Dungey said in a statement. “This job has been the highlight of my career. While I’ve loved every moment and knew I could call ABC home for many years to come, I’m excited to...
  • WATCH: Famed Child Drag Queen Joins Other Drag Artists on ‘Good Morning America’

    11/14/2018 12:05:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | November 13, 2018 | The Activist Mommy
    You’ve likely seen him on social media, and now, the famous 11-year-old drag queen is gracing the airwaves of popular daytime television show “Good Morning America.” In yet another indication that cross-dressing and the LGBT lifestyle are beyond normalized in our culture, “Desmond is Amazing,” was a guest on the long-running ABC morning show, where he was surprised by some of America’s most famous drag queens. LGBT Nation reports:

    11/14/2018 10:27:22 PM PST · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    DC ^ | 1:46 PM 11/14/2018 | Jena Greene
    The ratings for the most recent episode of “The Conners” are in, and they’re not looking good. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the spinoff of ABC’s hit sitcom “Roseanne” plummeted to a season-low Tuesday night. “The Conners” brought in a season-low 1.5 Nielsen Rating (which means 1.5 percent of the measured demographic tuned in), down 0.3 since last week. This comes out to an audience of about 6.90 million viewers, aged 18–49 years old. This was an obvious disappointment compared to previous ratings. “The Conners” premiere raked in an impressive 7.5 rating back in early October. For comparison, the premiere...
  • Taxpayer funded ABC discusses the virtues of using sex robots

    11/09/2018 1:04:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Caldron Pool ^ | November 7, 2018 | Caldron Pool
    The ABC is being slammed, yet again. This time for their most recent episode of Q&A, where sexologist Nikki Goldstein suggested socially inept people could benefit from sex bots. “I feel like there are people who really do struggle to have these intimate connections,” Goldstein said. “I’ve interviewed people before that go to brothels, and they feel that the only way they can have this girlfriend experience is to be paying for it. They don’t necessarily want to be there.” “Now when I think of sex robots and where we’re going with A.I. technology, I feel like that’s the perfect...
  • The Conners finishing way behind Roseanne in 7-Day (Live + DVR) ratings

    11/08/2018 7:22:43 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 6 replies
    TV By the Numbers and Programming Insider
    The 7-Day ratings for the first two episodes of The Conners are in. Not only is Roseanne beating the Conners in live ratings, it's doing even better in delayed viewing. The Roseanne premiere added 8.8 million viewers on DVR, while The Conners premiere only added 2.6 million viewers after live viewing. The media touted how The Conners premiere finished slightly ahead of the Roseanne season 10 finale. But with 7 day DVR ratings added, the Roseanne finale finished ahead. Here are the ratings: 7-Day ratings (Live ratings plus DVR ratings) Roseanne Season 10 premiere : Demo: 8.1 Viewers: 27.26 million...
  • WATCH: Joy Behar Claims Democrats Lost Senate Races Due To Gerrymandering

    11/07/2018 1:10:09 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 87 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/07/2018 | Bre Payton
    Joy Behar said Democrats lost key senate races because of gerrymandering in a segment on ABC’s ‘The View’ Wednesday morning. For some bizarre reason, ABC’s News’s Matthew Dowd brought up the fact that more ballots were cast in favor of the total number of Democratic candidates than Republican candidates running for U.S. Senate.
  • BALDWIN GOES BUST: The ‘Alec Baldwin Show’ Bumped After Ratings Disaster

    11/07/2018 3:13:43 PM PST · by tired&retired · 26 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | 11/7/2018 | Hannity Staff
    Alec Baldwin’s new talk show was abruptly “bumped” from its Sunday night schedule after dismal ratings this week; dropping to Saturday nights in December as ABC struggles to stem the flow of viewers. The Sunday night slot will be filled with repeat episodes of ‘Shark Tank.’ Baldwin made national headlines just days ago when he was arrested in New York City after allegedly assaulting another person.
  • Trump says he regrets the tone he used during first 2 years in office

    11/05/2018 4:24:20 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 77 replies
    ABC 7 WJLA ^ | Nov 5, 2018 | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    President Donald Trump said he regrets the tone he has used during his first two years in office during an exclusive interview with Sinclair Broadcast Group. "I would like to have a much softer tone. I feel to a certain extent I have no choice, but maybe I do," Trump said. He attributed his tone during his first two years in office to wanting to get things done on his agenda, adding that he could have been softer in his delivery. He said after the midterm election his tone is something he will be working on and he hopes there...
  • ABC Anchor: ‘Trump Is So Unpopular’, ‘Why Is This Not a Blowout?'

    11/04/2018 10:22:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 132 replies ^ | November 4, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    With just two days to go until the polls closed on the midterm elections, Republicans were working hard to get out their base and liberal media were working hard to get out the Democratic Party’s base. During the Sunday edition of ABC’s Good Morning America, they touted President Trump’s job approval rating slipping to 40 percent. Despite that good news to them, co-anchor Dan Harris was seemingly dismayed as he turned to Clinton lackey George Stephanopoulos, asking: “why is this not a blowout?” Stephanopoulos gave Harris a couple of reasons for why Republicans were still in the game this close...
  • Correction: Migrant Caravan story

    11/02/2018 10:47:29 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | JUCHITAN, Mexico - Nov 2, 2018, 9:03 PM ET | THE ASSOCIATED DEPRESSED
    In a story Oct. 31 about Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a woman who gave birth had been 28 weeks pregnant. She was 38 weeks pregnant. A corrected version of the story is below: No buses for now, weary caravan migrants set to resume march Weary Central American migrants in a caravan in southern Mexico have had their hopes dashed as no hoped-for buses materialized to take them hundreds of miles north
  • Ratings: “The Conners” Beaten By Everything, Drops in Total Viewers and Demo as ABC Orders Only 1

    10/31/2018 1:07:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies ^ | by Roger Friedman
    The Conners” dropped in everything last night–total viewers, key demo. In the nightly ratings battle. the “Roseanne” spin off continues to trend downward. Last night, “The Conners” was beaten by everything- “NCIS,” “The Voice,” etc. This was their first really objective run, no World Series, nothing to distract potential viewers. But the key demo sank, which isn’t a good sign. And the total viewers were down by 180K, which is a lot, frankly. People are leaving and they’re not coming back. ABC has ordered 1 extra episode to the original order of 10. Sounds to me like a finale. Someone...
  • Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women

    12/11/2017 7:10:35 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 11, 2017 | Abid Rahman
    Four women made sexual misconduct allegations against 'The Chew' host. Celebrity chef Mario Batali has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women. In an Eater New York exposé published Monday, four women accused the chef of "inappropriate touching in a pattern of behavior that spans at least two decades." On Sunday, without naming Batali directly, Anthony Bourdain tweeted that he knew who the chef was. Bourdain tweeted that "Monday is really gonna suck," and added in a follow-up tweet that "it’s where you stand when the people you care about and admire do awful things that matters. Keeping head...
  • TV: Without Roseanne, “The Conners” Teeters–ABC Only Orders 1 More Episode

    10/27/2018 1:24:09 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 88 replies
    showbiz411 ^ | - October 26, 2018 | Roger Friedman
    “The Conners” is already in trouble. The trades report without editorial comment that ABC has ordered only more episode to be added to the ten it already contracted for this season. A full half season order is 13, which means ABC didn’t even fill that out. And they most certainly didn’t ask for a number like 22 which would take “The Conners” to the end of the current TV season next spring. The 1 episode order makes me think it’s just a finale to the ten as a good will gesture. And then “The Conners” would go back to the...
  • TV News Buries Trump's Defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria

    10/23/2018 2:14:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 23, 2018 | Bill D'Agostino
    One of the Trump Administration's major accomplishments since taking office has been the virtual destruction of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, including the capture of the terror group's capital city of Raqqa in Syria. Under Trump, U.S.-backed coalition forces have regained nearly all of the territory that the self-ordained caliphate occupied in 2015. Yet on network evening broadcasts, the President and his administration have received virtually no credit for this achievement. Since Inauguration Day (January 20, 2017), the three broadcast network evening newscasts have spent more than 10,000 minutes on the Trump presidency, and only 33 minutes (0.33%)...
  • ABC: No Proof of Trump Claim Dems ‘Want’ and ‘Like Caravans’

    10/21/2018 8:59:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 21, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    After huffing about Trump thanking Mexico for stopping the caravan of 3,000 - 4,000 “migrants”, White House correspondent Tara Palmeri asserted Trump was blaming Democrats with no evidence. “Weeks away from the midterms, Trump in Elko, Nevada rallying for Republicans in tight races and sharpening his attacks; blaming the Democrats without any proof for the crisis on the border,” she said.
  • ‘NYPD Blue’ Sequel With Andy Sipowicz’s Son Set At ABC (tr)

    10/17/2018 4:13:46 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 17, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    One of ABC’s signature dramas is staging a comeback. ABC has given a pilot production commitment to NYPD Blue, a new iteration of the iconic cop drama that will revolve around the son of Dennis Franz’s Detective Andy Sipowicz character from the original series. The reboot hails from NYPD Blue alums Matt Olmstead, Nick Wootton and Jesse Bochco. The pilot, a co-production between 20th Century Fox TV, which was behind the original series, and ABC Studios, is already casting its four main roles of NYPD cops, led by Theo. Unfortunately for all Andy Sipowitz fans, in the sequel his character...
  • Joe Rogan Experience #1184 - Roseanne Barr

    10/15/2018 8:58:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | Streamed live on Oct 11, 2018 | interviewed by Joe Rogan
  • 'The worst show I've ever seen' — With Roseanne out of the picture, viewers hate 'The Conners'

    10/17/2018 2:08:04 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 107 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 17, 2018 | Arjuna Ramgopal
    Roseanne isn’t back, but The Conners are. The highly anticipated follow-up show premiered Tuesday night to lower-than-expected ratings but critical approval. Besides tuning in to find out how the show did away with Roseanne, what did viewers actually think about the show? The consensus? Not great. “This show should have stayed ‘cancelled,'” one viewer said succinctly. Another commenter was equally as blunt, stating; “Probably the worst show I’ve ever seen.”
  • Roseanne: ABC Regrets ‘Knee-Jerk’ Firing Of Controversial Star & Fears Show Will Tank Without Her

    10/13/2018 7:59:51 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 76 replies ^ | 10-13-18 | Beth Shilliday
    ‘The Conners’ minus fired Roseanne Barr is one risky prospect. We’ve got details on how ABC execs are afraid the show will fail without its longtime lead character. Thanks to what Roseanne Barr calls a “misunderstood tweet” in May, she quickly was fired by ABC and the wildly successful revival of her 1990s sitcom was cancelled. The network thought her tweet about Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrettwas racist and within hours Roseanne was out of a job. Now the show is going on without her and the rest of the cast is coming back for The Conners. ABC execs are...