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There Are Now More Shows Streaming Than There Are on Broadcast or Cable

There Are Now More Shows Streaming Than There Are on Broadcast or Cable
We’ve known for some time that we’re in the midst of Peak TV, but now FX has quantified that ongoing phenomenon. Its annual research report reveals that, for the first time ever, streaming shows now outnumber their traditional-tv counterparts. 495 scripted original programs premiered in 2018, 160 of which debuted on a streaming platform; there were 146 on broadcast television, 144 on basic cable, and 45 on pay cable.

That’s compared to 117 streaming shows last year, an increase that stands in sharp contrast to the declines seen by broadcast (153 in 2017) and basic cable (175). FX was kind enough to include a number of charts with its report, one of which shows that new streaming shows accounted for 32 percent of all debuting programs — an eight percent increase from last year.

This development was recently parodied in a “Saturday Night Live” skit presented as an ad for Netflix. “In 2019 we’ll have even more programming to choose from,
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Disney Channel Fires ‘Andi Mack’ Actor Arrested for Plotting Sex With Minor

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Disney Channel Fires ‘Andi Mack’ Actor Arrested for Plotting Sex With Minor
Disney Channel has severed ties with “Andi Mack” actor Stoney Westmoreland following his arrest for allegedly trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old.

“Stoney Westmoreland, an actor working on the series ‘Andi Mack,’ was arrested in Salt Lake City today,” a Disney Channel spokesperson said in a statement Friday. “Given the nature of the charges and our responsibility for the welfare of employed minors, we have released him from his recurring role and he will not be returning to work on the series which wraps production on its third season next week.”

Westmoreland plays the grandfather on the live-action series. On Friday, according to reports, he was arrested in Utah — where the series films — after attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old that he met through an online dating app. According to reports citing court documents, Westmoreland asked the minor to engage in oral sex and other sexual acts,
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Les Moonves Personally Oversaw Eliza Dushku’s $9.5M Settlement For ‘Bull’ Harassment Claims

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Les Moonves Personally Oversaw Eliza Dushku’s $9.5M Settlement For ‘Bull’ Harassment Claims
Exclusive: As accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein and others began flooding Hollywood early this year, CBS’ then-ceo Les Moonves stepped in to settle claims against one of the network’s biggest stars.

Moonves was deeply and directly involved in the $9.5 million payout that CBS forked over to Eliza Dushku in January after the actor accused Bull lead Michael Weatherly of sexual harassment on the first season of the CBS drama, we’ve learned. Additionally, the confidential payment was sneaked into Bull’s production budget in an effort apparently motivated to avoid the sum popping up on the company’s books, sources say.

The confidential agreement was struck while CBS was engaging in ultimately unsuccessful talks of a potential merger with Viacom. The settlement and its machinations were not known to then-coo Joe Ianniello, who became acting CEO after Moonves resigned in September after a dozen
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The Best Uses of Brett Eldredge Songs in Movies or TV

There’s not a lot of information on Brett Eldredge, at least not unless you get to digging as much as you possibly can in order to find out even more than the internet allows. What you can find out is that obviously he’s a country singer as the genre seems to be taking a huge upswing at the moment. But what you might also find out is that he’s an award-winning artist that’s been around since 2010 and has been heading steadily up the ranks as he continues to do what he loves. There could be a number of reasons

The Best Uses of Brett Eldredge Songs in Movies or TV
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Tom Holland

As stereotypical as it might sound and unlikely you can almost see Tom Holland being the kind of guy that was bullied as a kid for one reason or another, but upon learning that he was bullied for being a dancer it becomes a little clearer if not acceptable. Holland has kind of hit the jackpot when it comes to his current role as Spider-Man in the McU since it’s a role that a couple of other guys have tried to fill and did for a little while, but one that has a turnover rate that’s quickly becoming well-known, but

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Tom Holland
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Did Counterpart Reveal Management's Face? Plus, Where Is Our Howard?

At the close of Counterpart‘s Season 2 premiere, FBI turned Oi agent Naya Temple (played by Betty Gabriel) reported into the mysterious Management, via that old timey radio apparatus. This time, though, once she was done affirming her commitment to drawing out the agency mole, viewers got a glimpse at what’s going on at the other end of the signal.

In a fittingly cryptic scene, we saw an older man, code-named Avalon, complete a text exchange with other individuals, before shutting down his transmitter and storing it into a locked compartment.

Did we finally lay eyes on Management?

“I
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The Five Best Sara Bareilles Songs in Movies or TV

Whether or not you know about Sara Bereilles really depends on your taste in music and if she factors into then you might have heard her and might even like her. If not, then she is definitely one of the many artists that fills a niche and therefore isn’t bound to be enjoyed by everyone. But some of her most popular songs do have kind of a bouncy feel to them that is punctuated by the light sound of her voice that breaks in at some point and gives it an even lighter sensation that brings to mind very different

The Five Best Sara Bareilles Songs in Movies or TV
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Tsurezure Children

Tsurezure Children started out as a web manga. However, it has since received an anime adaptation, which in turn, has been licensed for release in the North American market by Funimation. Genre-wise, Tsurezure Children is best-described as romance aimed at a shounen audience. Here are 10 things that you may or may not have known about Tsurezure Children: 1. It Started Out as a 4-Koma The Tsurezure Children web manga is an excellent example of a 4-koma series. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, 4-koma is a kind of format for comic strips that can be summed up

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Tsurezure Children
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The Terminator Continuity and How It Works

Admit it, you just heard the theme music going off in your head, right? That’s okay, it happens to a lot of people since the Terminator movies are just that popular no matter how bad they managed to get throughout the years. One thing that bugs a lot of people however is the supposed lack continuity there is between the films. There is a very big sense of deus ex machina, which means that something essentially comes out of nowhere to wrap everything up in a neat little bow. The story itself never seems to wrap up since it’s a

The Terminator Continuity and How It Works
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Disney Channel Fires ‘Andi Mack’ Actor Arrested for Allegedly Plotting Sex With Minor

Disney Channel has fired Stoney Westmoreland after the “Andi Mack” actor was arrested in Utah for allegedly attempting to arrange sex with a 13-year-old yesterday. Westmoreland had played Ham Mack, the main character’s grandfather, in 38 episodes since the show’s premiere in 2017. Peyton Elizabeth Lee, who stars as the title character on “Andi Mack,” is 14.

According to BuzzFeed news, Westmoreland was using a dating app to speak with someone he believed to be 13 but was actually an undercover police officer. He’s being held on $30,000 bail.

“Stoney Westmoreland, an actor working on the series ‘Andi Mack,’ was arrested in Salt Lake City today,” said a Disney Channel spokesperson in a statement. “Given the nature of the charges and our responsibility for the welfare of employed minors, we have released him from his recurring role and he will not be returning to work on the series which wraps production on its third season next week.
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Fuller House Season 4 Finale Recap: The Womb Where It Happened

The fourth season of Netflix’s Fuller House ended with a sentence we never thought we’d hear: “Stephanie Tanner, you are now officially going to be a Gibbler.” Let’s rewind a bit and see how we arrived at this declaration:

In an effort to ease the escalating tensions between Stephanie and “Fat Feet” — sorry, Kimmy — in the final weeks of the pregnancy, D.J. gifted the She Wolf Pack with tickets to Hamilton. But before a single line of historical hip-hop was uttered, Kimmy’s water broke, forcing the ladies to abandon their front-row seats. (I would have
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Harry Styles

If you’re not up on who’s who in show business then you’re either the type that doesn’t really care or doesn’t keep up with anyone except those that you care about. Harry Styles though is a guy that’s been making a name for himself for a little less than a decade and has gone through at least a couple of transitions since really digging his heels into the music world and moving on from there. So far he’s been well-known to many fans and has done whatever it takes to make certain that his name endures as he’s gone from

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Harry Styles
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The Best Uses of TobyMac Songs in Movies or TV

Christian hip hop is certainly something you don’t hear about every day but TobyMac has made it a rather big part of his life since he’s gone on to become one of the most popular artists of his time with hits you might have heard once or twice and can possibly recognize off this list. He was a part of a group until around 2000 when he took his act solo and began to make hits all on his own. For those that like Christian hip hop it does sound kind of like anything else you’d hear on the charts

The Best Uses of TobyMac Songs in Movies or TV
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Michael Weatherly's NCIS Co-Stars Defend Him in Wake of Bull Scandal: His Heart Is 'As Big As They Come'

In the wake of recent reports that Bull star Michael Weatherly made lewd comments to co-star Eliza Dushku on set, two of Weatherly’s former NCIS castmates are coming to his defense.

According to a Dec. 13 report by The New York Times, Dushku was poised to become a series regular on Bull after joining the CBS drama late in Season 1 as defense attorney J.P. Nunnelly. But Dushku said that Weatherly repeatedly made demeaning and crude comments about her during her time on the show, and when she lodged a formal complaint with the network, she was written off the
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Pete Davidson Posts Unsettling Message, Deletes Instagram

Pete Davidson Posts Unsettling Message, Deletes Instagram
Updated: “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson posted a disturbing message Saturday morning stating he doesn’t “want to be on this earth anymore,” then deleted his Instagram account.

In the post, Davidson wrote, “I’m doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don’t know how much longer i can last. all i’ve ever tried to do was help people. just remember i told you so.” See an image of the message below.

NBC confirmed to the NYPD that Davidson is accounted for and is at work at 30 Rockefeller, according to the New York Times.
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The Best Uses of Breaking Benjamin Songs in Movies or TV

Just think, without the breaking of a mic on stage the band might never have gotten its name. In truth Breaking Benjamin is a solid band that has a decent reputation, but as happens with many groups that don’t always get the solid push they need to stay ahead of the competition they’ve been seen as kind of a middling band for a little while despite the fact that they can get out and perform just like anyone else and put on a great show. That they’ve been kind of overlooked a time or two isn’t hard to see, but

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The TVLine-Up: What's Returning, New and Leaving the Week of Dec. 16

This weekly feature is in addition to TVLine’s daily What to Watch listings.

With nearly 500 scripted shows now airing across broadcast, cable, streaming and whatever “Film Movement Plus” is, it’s easy to forget that a favorite comedy is returning, or that the new “prestige drama” you anticipated is about to debut. So consider this our reminder to set your DVR, order a Season Pass, pop a fresh Memorex into the Vcr… however it is you roll.

Below you’ll find 15 season finales (including Murphy Brown and Titans), one highly anticipated series finale event (Timeless) and so much more.
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Terry Crews Is Hosting a Live, 24-Hour Christmas Painting Session — Watch

Terry Crews Is Hosting a Live, 24-Hour Christmas Painting Session — Watch
Anyone who misses Bob Ross and loves Terry Crews will be pleased to learn that the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star is holding a live, 24-hour painting session. NBC is airing “A Very Terry Christmas: Cozy 24-Hour Painting Sesh with Terry Crews” on YouTube at this very moment, and although some trickery is involved and the actor isn’t actually taking brush to canvas for a full day, the illusion is convincing enough.

A visit to NBC’s website reveals what we’re watching is in fact a 42-minute video played on a loop. Crews certainly knows what he’s doing, not only as a painter — his color mixing is especially impressive — but as a low-key host. He takes a cue from Ross in saying things like, “Ooh, don’t you just love a blue sky? A pretty, Christmas-y blue sky.”

Over the last year, the actor has become an unexpected part
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SNL 'Precap': Four Sketches That the Matt Damon Episode Oughta Include

SNL 'Precap': Four Sketches That the Matt Damon Episode Oughta Include
Since Matt Damon’s September appearance on Saturday Night Live as Judge Brett Kavanaugh was one of Season 44’s most memorable moments, the bar has been set high — you might even say supremely high — for his first hosting gig in 16 years (NBC, 11:30/10:30c). But we’re certain he’ll “do justice” to the material, especially if he courts laughs with the four sketches that we’re hoping against hope will be included in the last SNL of 2018.

Fight Club: Whether Alec Baldwin dons his Trump wig, the cold open has got to tackle Potus’ Oval Office free-for-all
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Days of Our Lives Biggest Plot Twists of 2018

Days of Our Lives fans are in shock that the year is almost over. It seems like just yesterday we were all excited about the fact that it was almost 2018 and a brand-new year was ahead of us for us to enjoy and for fresh new starts; and now it’s all over. We have a matter of weeks before the end of the year is here and we have to find a way to say goodbye to what happened, to the past, and embrace the new things that will happen in the new year. We are beyond excited about

Days of Our Lives Biggest Plot Twists of 2018
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