One Day at a Time is the latest Netflix show with a loyal fanbase that was canceled after two or three seasons, joining shows like American Vandal, Love, Bloodline and the Marvel series. "For decades, the success of a TV series had been measured by its longevity," says Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. "The standard series regular contracts are for six years, which has been considered a threshold for a show to be deemed reasonably successful. Netflix may be rewriting the rulebook with a business model that involves shows often running for two to three seasons. The Internet network also is assuring its series will remain Netflix exclusives even after their cancellation, with a moratorium allegedly built into deals that prevents axed shows from moving to a new home. That is despite the streamer readily taking in series canceled elsewhere, like Lucifer and Designated Survivor." Andreeva adds that One Day at a Time's viewership rose between Seasons 1 and 2 and between Seasons 2 and 3. Yet for the beloved show to keep going, it would've needed to be nominated for awards -- not support from TV critics. "I hear that, according to Netflix’s data, beyond Season 2-3, middle-of-the road series — even those with loyal fan base like One Day at a Time — would not generate significant new signups," she says. "But new shiny things will. Netflix’s strategy to grow subscription base is focused on introducing new series all the time, sometimes multiple ones each weekend. According to industry observers, fans of some of the canceled series would be disappointed by their demise but not upset enough to drop Netflix as there is new product coming out all the time that catches their attention."
Canceled Netflix series from outside studios are forbidden from joining another network for at least two to three years. "I hear Netflix’s freeze on One Day At a Time, a broad, multi-camera comedy, is a bit less restrictive," reports Nellie Andreeva Andreeva. While the ban on the series airing new episodes on SVOD platforms is a couple of years, I hear the window is just a few months for linear networks, which would allow the Latinx family comedy to pursue a fourth season on a traditional network that could air the next broadcast season." Andreeva adds that Netflix can always release One Day at a Time from those restrictions.
The former O.C. star wedding night dramedy will play the bride in the hourlong dramedy that "is described as a structurally inventive dramedy in which the entire first season takes place over the course of single night at a wedding." Californication creator Tom Kapinos is behind the dramedy, which was previously known as Let’s Spend the Night Together.
Seehorn will guest in several Season 7 episodes as the chief of staff for a rival campaign, while McKean will play the governor of Iowa in one episode.
The former CSI, Intelligence and Under the Dome star will play a judge who broke the glass ceiling but has now become entrenched in the judicial establishment.
Sheridan said on Access Live of her former co-star: “We don’t know the facts,” adding that “we can be extremely disturbed by the entitlement, the power, and money that can take away from less privileged (people). And that to me is disgraceful.”
Brian Austin Green said on his podcast the get-together put him back in touch with "people I haven’t seen in, like, 18 years, at least. And you see them there, and it’s … you were happy to see everybody, and you felt like, ‘God, it’s been too long,’ and it was great, but what a horrible reason to have to see everybody again.”
ESPN said "the bracket was mistakenly posted on ESPNU" on a show called Bracketology this afternoon, hours before it's official release. "We deeply regret the error and extend our apology to the NCAA and the women’s basketball community," ESPN said in a statement. "We will conduct a thorough review of our process to ensure it doesn’t happen in the future."
Goldberg had her first full episode on the ABC daytime show this morning since Feb. 5 after being sidelined battling pneumonia. Her return this morning came four days after she surprised her fellow co-hosts mid-show.
It's funny that Tyson, a champion for science, was part of a process that wasn't transparent. "It makes sense, as a matter of routine, not to air the results of sexual assault investigations publicly; doing so would open up both Tyson and the women making the allegations to unnecessary public judgment and scrutiny," says Shannon Palus. "But our way of handling this is lopsided: accusers often must come forward in public forums to pressure an investigation into happening at all. This was certainly the case with Tyson, who had been accused of rape by a former classmate several years ago, a claim that only got traction after his assistant came forward, too. The women who aired their claims publicly, and who presumably (though who knows!) participated in this investigation will now have to grapple with the fact that their stories either weren’t taken as the truth or were deemed not worthy of substantial ramification."
Hannah Brown began her journey over the weekend in the Bachelor/ette Mansion, which was used for the first time since it was partially damaged by last fall's California Wildfires. "Thank God, the mansion survived the fires...," tweeted creator Mike Fleiss. ALSO: One contestant is drawing comparisons to Joe from You.
Orange Is the New Black is the rare Netflix original that's actually original, says Sean T. Collins. But many Netflix shows feel like they're built by the streaming service's famous algorithm, says Sean T. Collins. Ozark is basically a new spin on Breaking Bad. Russian Dolls seems like a new take on Groundhog Day. David Fincher's Mindhunter feels like his movie Zodiac. And Stranger Things is "warmed-over 1980s genre-film nostalgia, deployed with mercenary efficiency and charm that can only be described as algorithmic," says Collins. "Try counting the original series starring people who got killed off in Game of Thrones," he says. "Try searching the site for 'cocaine' and counting all the shows about Pablo Escobar alone. Try firing up the Big Red Machine this weekend and choosing between Netflix Originals under the category 'Crime' with titles like, just going off what I’m seeing on my screen right now, Cannabis, Cocaine Coast, Money Heist, Undercover Law, Unauthorized Living, Altered Carbon, Dope, Drug Lords, Dirty Money, Dogs of Berlin, Babylon Berlin, Bad Blood, Blood Pact, Bordertown, Wild District, Wild Wild Country, The Break, The Fall, The Staircase, The Forest, The Keepers, The Mechanism, The Good Cop, The Indian Detective, Deadwind, River, Retribution, Collateral, Warrior, Wanted, Travelers, Narcos, Narcos: Mexico, Inside the Real Narcos. Some of those are good, some are bad, none are really great, all are sitting there in identical little rectangles waiting to be autoplayed while you see if your new CBD chocolates are any good."
ESPN has struck a new deal making its streaming service the sole access point for UFC's pay-per-view fights.
Prosecutors revealed that plea negotiations have begun with Mack, who was arrested and charged with her participation in the sex-slave cult.
The end of the hit Brie Larson superhero movie is reminiscent of one of Buffy's most memorable scenes.
Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz's Showmance podcast will feature interviews with best friends in show business. "We’re always being asked about doing a Glee reunion, so we decided to do the Glee reunion nobody asked for," McHale and Ushkowitz said in a statement. "We met working together over a decade ago and have been best friends ever since."
"I put an apostrophe in my name that wasn’t there before, like Smashing Pumpkins bassist D’Arcy Wretzky, because of how influential this band was to me," Carden says of the former Smashing Pumpkins bass player. Carden tells Pitchfork she's always been into music -- thanks to her parents founding the Bay Area music magazine BAM in the 1970s.
Keenan Ivory Wayans, David Alan Grier and Rosie Perez will be among the participants in the Tribeca Film Festival event.
The Trading Spaces alum's new show, premiering May 2, will challenge two top interior designers to create “luxury looks for less” in a real couple’s home.
"This guy is an idiot!! It was a rerun you moron!! #lordhelpusplease," Jones wrote on Instagram following the president's latest rant. ALSO: SNL alum Joe Piscopo would like the show to balance Trump with sketches mocking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Wedding at Graceland will be part of the cable channel's month-long Jude Weddings programming. It will be followed by a third installment in December.
In The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney "finds himself unable to show why Holmes was such a compelling figure," says Hubert Adjei-Kontoh. "Instead, the viewer is lost in an endless maze of dry re-enactments and footage from Theranos promos and interviews. There are some fantastic gets, like early investor Bill Draper who doesn’t believe that the fact he was family friends with Holmes had anything to do with his choice to fund Theranos, but there’s nothing like an actual thesis here. We are overwhelmed with data, often clumsily conveyed. In one scene, Gibney overlays an article about Theranos on still images of a laboratory, a completely un-cinematic way of sharing information that the film returns to again and again. Therefore, though Holmes hovers over the film, we learn very little about her." He adds: "Admittedly, Holmes is a rather laconic and reserved figure but it still would have been possible for Gibney to construct a more purposeful portrait of her. Instead of fatuous comparisons to Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, he could have utilized more recent Silicon Valley schemes, such as the Juicero startup, as vital foils for Theranos."
"If ABC's vacuous legal drama The Fix sounds like ripped-from-the headlines déjà vu, please note that it is, in fact, worse," says Robyn Bahr. "In 2007, O.J. Simpson wrote and nearly published a "hypothetical" account of his ex-wife's murder called If I Did It. This show is Marcia Clark's 'If I Convicted It.' Clark, the prosecutor who botched the Simpson trial and, preposterously, now produces this series, has crafted a campy procedural simultaneously so fatuous and bold-faced that it's basically dystopian in the levels of self-awareness it lacks. This odious vanity project, which hoists a young white attorney into the air to anoint her the hero that will finally bring down the black man she neglected to convict the first time, falls somewhere on the nauseating spectrum between 'author's universe' fan fiction and revenge porn."
The 19th century-set drama about lesbian rebel Anne Lister will air as part of HBO's expanded Monday night programming, starting April 22.