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NBC 2017-18 Season Ratings (updated 12/13/17)

Last season, NBC found success in the ratings with This Is Us and some other scripted series. Many other new TV shows were cancelled. Which TV shows will be cancelled or renewed during the 2017-18 season? Stay tuned.NBC shows this season (so far): Better Late Than Never, The Blacklist, The Brave, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago Pd, Dateline NBC, The Good Place, Great News, Law & Order True Crime, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Superstore, This Is Us, The Voice, and Will & Grace.There's lots of data that NBC execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but the ratings are typically the biggest piece. Here's how the network's shows are doing.Read More…
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You Have Less Than a Month to Watch All 6 Seasons of Lost Before It Leaves Netflix

We were so busy obsessing over all of the new titles hitting Netflix in January that we almost forgot to pour one out for the many, many movies and TV shows that are bidding the streaming giant adieu. In exchange for Love Actually, Bring It On, and The Godfather, it looks like Netflix is giving up the Saw franchise, Pulp Fiction, and all six seasons of Lost. Check out the rest of the titles you need to watch Asap below! Jan. 1 Chicago Daddy Day Care Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Dressed to Kill E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Forrest Gump Four Brothers Free Willy Grease Gremlins I Am Sam Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fifteenth Year Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fourteenth Year Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The
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Mariska Hargitay Reflects on Hollywood's Harassment Culture, Emotional 'Law & Order: Svu' Episode

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the "Something Happened" episode of NBC's Law & Order: Svu.]

On Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Lt. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) has made a career out of treating sexual assault victims with respect and patience. But rarely has she opened up to them like she did in "Something Happened," an emotional bottle episode in which Benson interrogated a rape victim, played by Melora Walters, only to ultimately discover that the woman hadn't been assaulted the night before.

On the day of her father's funeral, she went home with a man who looked like...
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New The Blacklist Season 5’s Delayed Episode 9 Future Airdate Finally Revealed

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Hey, "The Blacklist" fans. We're sure you're wondering where is the latest episode 9 of your favorite show? Well, it turns out that the previous episode 8 was the show's midseason finale. That means you guys are going to have to wait around for a little while to see the new episode 9. The only details we were able to find out about episode 9 is when it's due to air which is probably the most important detail. It's currently scheduled to air on Wednesday night, January 3,2018 in it's usual 7 pm central time slot on NBC. So, be sure to definitely jot that important date down on your TV calendars. NBC could release a press release for episode 9 any day now. Until then, we don't see any other details in sight for it. But of course, something could pop up at anytime from one of these many other news outlets. We'll just have to wait and see.
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Mariska Hargitay and ‘I Am Evidence’ Want to Eliminate the Rape Kit Backlog

Mariska Hargitay and ‘I Am Evidence’ Want to Eliminate the Rape Kit Backlog
When Mariska Hargitay landed the role of Detective Olivia Benson on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” she had no idea that it would turn her into an activist for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. But in 2017, almost two decades after the long-running show began, she’s helped spearhead a mission to eliminate the rape-kit backlog in the U.S. — and has produced a documentary with HBO and her former Svu coworker Trish Adlesic called “I Am Evidence” that helps bring the issue to light.

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“What ‘Svu’ has done is really started a conversation,” Hargitay said after a screening of the film at the International Documentary Association’s annual screening series. “Half of my fan mail says, ‘I wish you are the cop on my case,'” the actress confessed,
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Peter Hermann and Mariska Hargitay Have Been Giving Each Other Heart Eyes For Over 13 Years

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Peter Hermann and Mariska Hargitay Have Been Giving Each Other Heart Eyes For Over 13 Years
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit made Mariska Hargitay a household name in Hollywood, but it also affected her personal life a great deal - it's where she met her husband, Peter Hermann. The two first met in November 2001, when Peter had a recurring role on the hit series, but their relationship didn't take off until a few months later when they found themselves talking about religion. After attending church together, Mariska knew she had found the one. "I just about passed out when I saw him there," she said. "I thought, 'That's my husband.'" Peter popped the question in 2004, and they made things official later that year during a ceremony at the Unitarian Historical Chapel in Santa Barbara, CA. Fast-forward a few years later, and the couple is still going strong with three children, August, Amaya, and Andrew. Judging from their many appearances over the years, it's
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Uma Thurman Slams Harvey Weinstein: ‘I’m Glad It’s Going Slowly — You Don’t Deserve a Bullet’

Uma Thurman Slams Harvey Weinstein: ‘I’m Glad It’s Going Slowly — You Don’t Deserve a Bullet’
Uma Thurman took to Instagram on November 23 to wish her followers a happy Thanksgiving, but her message included a slam at Harvey Weinstein that is going viral. Thurman worked with Weinstein on Quentin Tarantino films such as “Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill.”

Read More:Uma Thurman Holds Back Anger as She Addresses Sexual Harassment in the Film Industry — Watch

“I am grateful today, to be alive, for all those I love, and for all those who have the courage to stand up for others,” Thurman wrote. “I said I was angry recently, and I have a few reasons, #metoo, in case you couldn’t tell by the look on my face. I feel it’s important to take your time, be fair, be exact, so… Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! (Except you Harvey, and all your wicked conspirators – I’m glad it’s going slowly – you don’t deserve a bullet) – stay
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Jeffrey Tambor Describes Alleged Sexual Harassment as an ‘Enthusiastic Farewell’

Jeffrey Tambor Describes Alleged Sexual Harassment as an ‘Enthusiastic Farewell’
Jeffrey Tambor is done with “Transparent,” but he isn’t done defending himself. After being accused of sexual harassment by Tamara Delbridge, who’s now the third person to come forward against him, the actor has described the alleged incident as “an enthusiastic farewell.”

Read More:Jeffrey Tambor Departs ‘Transparent’ Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

“I have absolutely no recollection of anything like this incident ever happening,” Tambor said in a statement. “If it did, it wasn’t meant as anything more than an enthusiastic farewell and gratitude for a job well done at the end of a shoot. However, I am deeply sorry for any discomfort or offense I may have inadvertently caused her.”

In an interview with Refinery29, Delbridge, who was then working as a makeup assistant, says that Tambor forcibly kissed her on the set of the film “Never Again” in 2001. Tambor has also been accused of sexual
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Jeffrey Tambor Describes Alleged Sexual Harassment as an ‘Enthusiastic Farewell’

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Jeffrey Tambor Describes Alleged Sexual Harassment as an ‘Enthusiastic Farewell’
Jeffrey Tambor is done with “Transparent,” but he isn’t done defending himself. After being accused of sexual harassment by Tamara Delbridge, who’s now the third person to come forward against him, the actor has described the alleged incident as “an enthusiastic farewell.”

Read More:Jeffrey Tambor Departs ‘Transparent’ Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

“I have absolutely no recollection of anything like this incident ever happening,” Tambor said in a statement. “If it did, it wasn’t meant as anything more than an enthusiastic farewell and gratitude for a job well done at the end of a shoot. However, I am deeply sorry for any discomfort or offense I may have inadvertently caused her.”

In an interview with Refinery29, Delbridge, who was then working as a makeup assistant, says that Tambor forcibly kissed her on the set of the film “Never Again” in 2001. Tambor has also been accused of sexual
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Yes, Harvey Weinstein Scandal Has Already Inspired a ‘Law & Order: Svu’ Episode

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Yes, Harvey Weinstein Scandal Has Already Inspired a ‘Law & Order: Svu’ Episode
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is about to tackle the Harvey Weinstein scandal, because of course they are. Dick Wolf’s crime procedural, known for using current headlines as inspiration for its disturbing tales, will be taking on the Weinstein drama, though they aren’t gonna do it in the most obvious of ways. “We are hitting Harvey Weinstein head-on, but it’s not in the realm of the entertainment business,” executive producer Michael Chernuchin told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s a real important episode about the rape culture in an industry, and we wanted to try stretch the law to criminalize that sort of.
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‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ Will Feature a Harvey Weinstein-Like Figure Who Preys on Flight Attendants

‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ Will Feature a Harvey Weinstein-Like Figure Who Preys on Flight Attendants
Many social media users have cited the 19-season run of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” as a reminder that sex crimes have long pre-dated Harvey Weinstein. To the surprise of no one, the disgraced former studio head — whose dozens of accusers recently inspired countless others to speak out against powerful men they’ve encountered in the workplace — will inspire a 2018 episode of the Dick Wolf-created NBC procedural.

The show’s executive producer, Michael Chernuchin, told Entertainment Weekly that “we are hitting Harvey Weinstein head-on” with a fictionalized account of predators who work in the airline industry.

While readying a previously-planned script about “airline pilots and what a boys club that is,” Chernuchin said he and his writers realized, “‘Wow, this is exactly what the actresses go through in Hollywood. It’s the same environment.’ So we got all of our Harvey stuff out with airline pilots.”

‘Law & Order’ Reboot Won’t Be Happening,
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‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ Will Feature a Harvey Weinstein-Like Figure Who Preys on Flight Attendants

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‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ Will Feature a Harvey Weinstein-Like Figure Who Preys on Flight Attendants
Many social media users have cited the 19-season run of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” as a reminder that sex crimes have long pre-dated Harvey Weinstein. To the surprise of no one, the disgraced former studio head — whose dozens of accusers recently inspired countless others to speak out against powerful men they’ve encountered in the workplace — will inspire a 2018 episode of the Dick Wolf-created NBC procedural.

The show’s executive producer, Michael Chernuchin, told Entertainment Weekly that “we are hitting Harvey Weinstein head-on” with a fictionalized account of predators who work in the airline industry.

While readying a previously-planned script about “airline pilots and what a boys club that is,” Chernuchin said he and his writers realized, “‘Wow, this is exactly what the actresses go through in Hollywood. It’s the same environment.’ So we got all of our Harvey stuff out with airline pilots.”

‘Law & Order’ Reboot Won’t Be Happening,
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‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ To Take On Harvey Weinstein Scandal

No big surprise here, but NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, known for its use of “ripped from the headlines” storylines, will use the Harvey Weinstein scandal as inspiration for an episode later this season. However, the episode won’t be set in the entertainment biz; it will focus on the airline industry. Executive producer Michael Chernuchin told Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the Weinstein storyline, that the writers decided instead to explore the…
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‘Law & Order: Svu’ To Take On Harvey Weinstein Scandal

“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is heading towards its 20th season, thanks to its time-tested formula of “ripped from the headlines” storylines inspired by actual events. With that in mind, it shouldn’t be surprising that an upcoming episode of the show will tackle one of the biggest headlines of the year: the Harvey Weinstein […]
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Jessica Szohr is ‘Shocked’ Over Ed Westwick Rape Allegations, Wonders if Accusers Are ‘Stretching the Truth’

Jessica Szohr is ‘Shocked’ Over Ed Westwick Rape Allegations, Wonders if Accusers Are ‘Stretching the Truth’
Jessica Szohr has broken her silence on the harassment and rape allegations against her “Gossip Girl” co-star Ed Westwick. Actress Kristina Cohen accused the actor of rape in a detailed Facebook post published November 6, in which she described an alleged sexual assault that occurred three years ago at Westwick’s apartment. Cohen’s post was followed by a similar accusation from former actress Aurélie Wynn.

Read More:Ed Westwick Accused of Rape By Second Woman, Former Actress Aurélie Wynn

In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Szohr said she was shocked to hear the allegations against her former co-star and friend and that she would never think Westwick would be any woman in the type of position described by Cohen and Wynn.

have known Ed for years and know how lovely he is, and don’t think he would ever put someone in a position like that,” Szohr said. “It’s difficult,
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John Lasseter’s Legacy: Why the Tarnished CG Animation Pioneer May Be Irreplaceable For Disney and Pixar

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John Lasseter’s Legacy: Why the Tarnished CG Animation Pioneer May Be Irreplaceable For Disney and Pixar
At last week’s “Coco” premiere at the El Capitan in Hollywood, John Lasseter had a look of sadness in his eyes. The usual gregarious charm didn’t come as easily. Maybe he was tired: he’d been running both Pixar and Disney Animation as chief creative officer for the last 11 years.

That was the explanation when Lasseter first stepped down as director of “Toy Story 4” earlier this year. Then came Tuesday’s shocking revelation of alleged unwanted advances, forcing the animation mogul — who was known for his warm hugs — to take a six-month leave of absence from the studios, apologizing for “missteps” in a memo to his Disney/Pixar staff.

Lasseter, by far the most powerful and influential figure in contemporary animation, joins a growing list of big-name players in Hollywood, the media, and politics accused of sexual misconduct (including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Charlie Rose). This
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Charlie Rose Allegedly Made Intern Watch Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘Secretary’ S&M Sex Scene

Charlie Rose Allegedly Made Intern Watch Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘Secretary’ S&M Sex Scene
Sarah Gordon, a former intern on PBS’ “The Charlie Rose Show,” has accused the program’s host of sexual harassment. In an interview with MSNBC, Gordon says Charlie Rose invited her to his apartment in 2002 and asked her to watch a scene from the movie “Secretary” in which the lead character, played by actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, engages in S&M with her boss (James Spader).

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“I proceeded to go into the living room and he said I want to show you this scene from this movie,” Gordon said. “He said, ‘Have a seat, relax’ and he proceeded to turn on the film ‘Secretary,’ which is a sexually involved film, involving S&M unfortunately. I guess some people are really into this. I’m not.”

Secretary,” directed by Steven Shainberg,
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Cancelled or Renewed? Status of NBC TV Shows

Below, you'll find a list of NBC's recent/current/upcoming primetime TV shows and their present status. To see a series' ratings, click the links in the middle column.Shows include America's Got Talent, American Ninja Warrior, The Awesome Show, Better Late Than Never, The Biggest Loser, The Blacklist, Blindspot, The Brave, The Carmichael Show, Caught On Camera With Nick Cannon, The Celebrity Apprentice, Champions, Chicago Fire, Chicago Justice, Chicago Med, Chicago Pd, Common Sense, Dateline NBC, Emerald City, Ellen’s Game of Games, First Dates, For God and Country, Genius Junior, Gone, The Good Place, Great News, Grimm, The Handmade Project, Hollywood Game Night, I Can Do That, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: True Crime, Law & Order: You the Jury, Little Big Shots, Little Big Shots: Forever Young, Man With A Plan, Midnight Texas, The New Celebrity Apprentice, The Night Shift, Powerless, QuizUp, Rise, Running
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“Gypsy” Actress Poorna Jagannathan to Topline Pippa Bianco’s Feature Directorial Debut

Jagannathan in “The Night Of

“Gypsy” and “The Night Of” actress Poorna Jagannathan has been tapped to lead Pippa Bianco’s first feature film. She will portray a mother seeking justice after an explicit video of her teen daughter is spread across town, Variety writes.

The untitled project will be adapted from Bianco’s 2015 award-winning short “Share.” Not many other details are known at the moment, but the source describes Jagannathan’s role as “tough, spirited, and active but relaxed.”

A24 will distribute the project. Carly Hugo, Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Matt Parker, Tyler Byrne are producing.

Bianco received Cannes’ Cinefondation Award and SXSW’s Special Jury Award for Narrative Short for “Share.” She also directed the documentary short “Picturing Barbara Kruger,” has a story credit on “Bleed for This,” and worked on Leslye Headland’s “Bachelorette” and Vera Farmiga’s “Higher Ground.”

Susan Johnson’s “Carrie Pilby,” “The Blacklist,” “Room 104,” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” are among Jagannathan’s screen credits.

“Gypsy” Actress Poorna Jagannathan to Topline Pippa Bianco’s Feature Directorial Debut was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Olivia Benson Faces Another Emotional Challenge on 'Law & Order: Svu' (Exclusive Clip)

Olivia Benson Faces Another Emotional Challenge on 'Law & Order: Svu' (Exclusive Clip)
Season 19 of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is proving to be emotionally challenging for Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), who has been put through the ringer in the first five episodes.

First, Benson’s parenting skills were called into question after NYPD’s Internal Affairs launched an investigation into the Svu lieutenant. That was quickly followed by the arrival of Sheila (Brooke Shields), the biological grandmother of Benson’s adopted son, Noah. Believing that the parents of Noah’s biological mother were dead, Benson was floored when Sheila showed up and tried to vacate the adoption.

While she navigates a tenuous relationship with Sheila and has doubts about her intentions, Benson still has to give her full attention to the Special Victims Unit. “It will get uncomfortable,” Shields told Et during a visit to the set about her character’s presence in Benson’s life, with Hargitay adding that “it's an amazing arc and a very powerful one. It’s a
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