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The Top 20 TV Shows of 2017

Although it might have felt like the world was crumbling down around us this year, TV offered a respite from the madness in the form of fantastic storytelling, diverse casts, and, of course, zombie dragons. In a way, it felt like TV has never been better than it was in 2017. For that reason alone, it was incredibly difficult for Popsugar editors to narrow down the best of the best - not just the buzziest, the most underrated, or our personal favorites, but the best. Fortunately, like a person dead set on ignoring all of life's responsibilities to binge an entire season of peak TV in one weekend, we forged ahead. Ahead, in no particular order, are our picks. Related14 Shows We'll Be Saying Goodbye to in 2018
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‘Downsizing’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

‘Downsizing’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending
In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Paramount Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “Downsizing.”

Ads placed for the sci-fi comedy-drama had an estimated media value of $5.85 million through Sunday for 340 national ad airings across 21 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Nov. 27 through Dec. 3. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Paramount prioritized spend across networks including NBC, ABC and Fox, and during programming such as NFL Football, The Walking Dead and This Is Us.

“Downsizing” also had the best iSpot Attention Index (117) in the ranking, getting 17% fewer interruptions than the average movie ad (interruptions include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV).

Just behind “Downsizing” in second place: Universal Pictures’ “Pitch Perfect 3,” which saw 591 national ad airings across 27 networks, with an estimated
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Patrick Stewart on ‘Logan,’ Harvey Weinstein and Returning to ‘Star Trek’

Patrick Stewart on ‘Logan,’ Harvey Weinstein and Returning to ‘Star Trek’
Patrick Stewart is generating Oscar buzz for his work in “Logan.”

It would be quite a feat if the British thespian makes the shortlist of supporting actor nominees. With the exception of Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight,” Academy Awards voters don’t tend to reward superhero films. But then again, as Stewart readily admits, “Logan” is a different kind of comic book movie. It’s more interested in plot and character development than mutant battles. The film, which finds Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) camped out with a frail and elderly Charles Xavier (Stewart) on the Mexican border, is really a meditation on violence and friendship, one that evokes classic westerns like “Unforgiven” and “Shane.”

As the awards heat builds, Stewart talked with Variety about why “Logan” is his “X-Men” swan song, what it would take to bring him back to the Starship Enterprise, and why he hopes the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal will inspire meaningful
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Outlander's Stars and Ep Reflect in the Wake of That Episode

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Warning: Massive Outlander spoilers below! Outlander fans have to officially say goodbye to Tobias Menzies after the latest episode, "All Debts Paid," because his 1968 character, Frank Randall, dies in a car crash, thereby putting an end to not only Menzies's time on the show, but also the marriage of Frank and Claire. Readers of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander book series have never been big fans of Frank - because he's a bit different in the books than he is on the TV series - but show-only viewers may be quite sad to see him go. Certainly the show's creators are. "For me, Frank is one of the tragic figures of Outlander," executive producer Maril Davis told Popsugar in an interview. "He comes in, he agrees to raise a child that's not his own, and he lives in a marriage where he knows is wife still loves another man . . . . The most
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Pamela Adlon on Being Inspired by Lena Dunham and Saying Goodbye to Over-Pleasing

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Pamela Adlon has added even more to her plate on “Better Things” this season. The comedy’s sophomore run debuts on FX tonight, and the series’ co-creator, star, showrunner, writer, and executive producer helmed all 10 episodes. She directed two episodes of the critically acclaimed show’s first season, which centers on the professional and personal life of a divorced actress raising three daughters. What inspired Adlon to get into the director’s chair — and make “Better Things” — was seeing another woman take the reins on a particular TV project.

“I never had the ambition to be a director and do all of this, nor was it on my radar,” Adlon told Variety in a new interview. “When I saw Lena Dunham, when I saw an ad for ‘Girls,’ I was like, ‘What is that?’ Then I watched it. I was like, ‘Oh, my God. Are you kidding me? She’s half my fucking age, and she’s running that shit?’ That was a head-cracking moment for me,’ she recalled. She realized it was time to take the lead and tell her own stories. And based on her decades of experiences on other people’s sets — particularly ones run by men — she was sure of what she wanted to avoid on her own.

“I know what it’s like to sit and whittle your life away on a set watching men — people — waste so much time and money indulging themselves,” she said. “It’s insane. It doesn’t have to be that way. This whole season was an experiment in ‘Things can be great and comfortable.’ You don’t have to scrape the marrow off your bones.”

The wide-ranging interview also sees Adlon sounding off on the dangers of seeking approval. “I used to worry so much about what people thought about me and be over-pleasing, and it was exhausting,” the “Louie” alumna recalled. “When you stop worrying about that kind of stuff, you actually start focusing and doing the good work. The work that you’re meant to do.”

Adlon is up for an Emmy this year for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. The ceremony and telecast will take place this Sunday, September 17.

Pamela Adlon on Being Inspired by Lena Dunham and Saying Goodbye to Over-Pleasing 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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Kim Zolciak-Biermann Cries Over Sending Son Kash to Kindergarten

Saying goodbye doesn't get any easier for Kim Zolciak-Biermann. The Don't Be Tardy star is a mother of six, but when it comes to sending her children off to school for the first time, the tears still flow. Such was the case Monday when it was time for her 4-year-old son Kash Biermann to head to his first day of Kindergarten. "@kashbiermann did great getting out of the car...and as soon as he did I Lost it," she told her fans on Instagram with a family photo taken on the first day of school. "My hubby and @arianabiermann were so sweet talking me down!" Fortunately for Kash—and as comfort to Mama Kim—her 6-year-old son Kroy Jagger Biermann was also...
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Aisha Tyler Reflects On Exit From ‘The Talk’ And Her ‘Supportive’ Co-Hosts

It’s a bittersweet goodbye for Aisha Tyler. As the TV personality wraps up her final week on the panel of Global TV‘s “The Talk,” she tells Et Canada’s Matte Babel that she’s experienced a roller coaster of emotions in her final days. Related: Aisha Tyler Is Saying Goodbye To ‘The Talk’ She explains, “Sara [Gilbert] and I […]
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‘Doctor Who’ Treats Hall H To Teaser For Christmas Special, Peter Capaldi & Pearl Mackie Farewell –Comic-Con

Saying goodbye is often bittersweet but today for Peter Capaldi’s final Comic-Con panel as Doctor Who, a rousing Hall H send-off could not have been a bad way to exit – especially with the roars that erupted when a teaser for the Christmas Special of the BBC America series was dropped for the fans. Months ahead of its holiday broadcast, the peek at the Capaldi's last turn as the Time Lord and Jodie Whittaker's introduction as the 13th Doctor started with a snow bound…
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SXSW Thriller ‘Barracuda’ Is a Sinister Drama Coming to Theaters This Fall

SXSW Thriller ‘Barracuda’ Is a Sinister Drama Coming to Theaters This Fall
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have acquired the U.S. rights to Julie Halperin and Jason Cortlund’s suspense drama “Barracuda.” The film premiered in competition at SXSW and was nominated for a Grand Jury Award in the Narrative Feature category.

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Co-directed by Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin and written by Cortlund, “Barracuda” stars Allison Tolman, Sophie Reid, JoBeth Williams and Luis Bordonada and features live music performances by Butch Hancock, Bob Livingston, Colin Gilmore, The Mastersons, and The Harvest Thieves.

The film follows a woman named Merle (Tolman), whose life begins to splinter when
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Yvette Nicole Brown on How ABC’s ‘The Mayor’ Hopes to Bring Heart Back Into Politics

Yvette Nicole Brown on How ABC’s ‘The Mayor’ Hopes to Bring Heart Back Into Politics
What happens when someone totally unqualified gets elected to office, thanks to his ability to connect with certain audiences? That’s the premise of ABC’s “The Mayor,” about the rise of Courtney Rose (Brandon Michael Hall), a 28-year-old aspiring rapper who runs for mayor to boost his music career — and becomes the reluctant leader of his small town as a result.

Read More: Guys Return to ABC, Which Adds Several New Male Leads to Its Fall Lineup

However, Courtney is a good guy who is genuinely interested in helping his community, something star Yvette Nicole Brown hopes will be inspirational for everyone. “I think that we have the ability on this show to show what happens when someone gets elected who doesn’t know what they’re doing — but they have a heart for people and what that looks like,” Brown said. “And I hope that it becomes aspirational for,
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Yvette Nicole Brown on How ABC’s ‘The Mayor’ Hopes to Bring Heart Back Into Politics

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Yvette Nicole Brown on How ABC’s ‘The Mayor’ Hopes to Bring Heart Back Into Politics
What happens when someone totally unqualified gets elected to office, thanks to his ability to connect with certain audiences? That’s the premise of ABC’s “The Mayor,” about the rise of Courtney Rose (Brandon Michael Hall), a 28-year-old aspiring rapper who runs for mayor to boost his music career — and becomes the reluctant leader of his small town as a result.

Read More: Guys Return to ABC, Which Adds Several New Male Leads to Its Fall Lineup

However, Courtney is a good guy who is genuinely interested in helping his community, something star Yvette Nicole Brown hopes will be inspirational for everyone. “I think that we have the ability on this show to show what happens when someone gets elected who doesn’t know what they’re doing — but they have a heart for people and what that looks like,” Brown said. “And I hope that it becomes aspirational for,
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Rachel Lindsay Says There Will Be 2 'Gut-Wrenching Goodbyes' — and a Major Breakdown Like She's 'Never Had Before'

Rachel Lindsay Says There Will Be 2 'Gut-Wrenching Goodbyes' — and a Major Breakdown Like She's 'Never Had Before'
Rachel Lindsay vied for Nick Viall‘s heart on season 21 of The Bachelor, now she’s on her own journey to find love on the latest season of The Bachelorette — and she’s blogging about it exclusively for People! Follow Rachel on Twitter at @TheRachLindsay!

Welcome back Bachelor Nation from Denmark! From the beautiful castles and canals, to Viking battlefields, these days were ones I’ll never forget. But first let me explain how things ended in Olso.

Kenny had one last opportunity to show me that he finally put Lee’s concerns to rest so we could focus on the potential of love.
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‘Orphan Black’ Co-Creator on That Horrifying Scene and the Possibility of a Spinoff

‘Orphan Black’ Co-Creator on That Horrifying Scene and the Possibility of a Spinoff
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Orphan Black” Season 5, Episode 2 “Clutch of Greed.”]

Our worst fears from watching the Season 5 trailer came true in Saturday’s episode of “Orphan Black”: One of the Leda clones died.

“We’re really going to hear it from the fans,” series co-creator Graeme Manson said about killing off a beloved character. “I think if you watch five seasons of the show, you’ll realize that this isn’t the clone of the week show. We want to care deeply about them. We want to invest in them. It comes down to the decision of whose going to make it out alive because the bottom line is nobody is safe.”

Read More: ‘Orphan Black’ Review: Final Season Gets the Fun, Frightening and Feminist Farewell It Deserves

The death happens as a result of Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) being pursued by Ferdinand (James Frain). She insists on retrieving Mk (Maslany), who is suffering from the debilitating disease that
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‘Orphan Black’ Co-Creator on That Horrifying Scene and the Possibility of a Spinoff

‘Orphan Black’ Co-Creator on That Horrifying Scene and the Possibility of a Spinoff
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Orphan Black” Season 5, Episode 2 “Clutch of Greed.”]

Our worst fears from watching the Season 5 trailer came true in Saturday’s episode of “Orphan Black”: One of the Leda clones died.

“We’re really going to hear it from the fans,” series co-creator Graeme Manson said about killing off a beloved character. “I think if you watch five seasons of the show, you’ll realize that this isn’t the clone of the week show. We want to care deeply about them. We want to invest in them. It comes down to the decision of whose going to make it out alive because the bottom line is nobody is safe.”

Read More: ‘Orphan Black’ Review: Final Season Gets the Fun, Frightening and Feminist Farewell It Deserves

The death happens as a result of Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) being pursued by Ferdinand (James Frain). She insists on retrieving Mk (Maslany), who is suffering from the debilitating disease that
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James Comey Testimony: The 6 Images That Made It the Best TV Movie of the Summer

James Comey Testimony: The 6 Images That Made It the Best TV Movie of the Summer
James Comey’s testimony before Congress may reflect a dark chapter in American politics, but it also created some of the most riveting live television in history — and, at just under three hours, a gripping feature-length window into the anxieties of our troubled times. While the biggest questions remain unresolved — has President Trump colluded with Russians? obstructed justice? — it created a fascinating spectacle of the highest order.

Moments before testimony began, pundits already discussed the broadcast in movie terms. More than one journalist compared Comey’s appearance to “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” — a private citizen standing before the government, ostensibly taking the moral high ground. However, that comparison failed to convey Comey’s paradoxical nature. Last fall, he emerged from the 2016 presidential election reviled on both sides of the aisle, with his role in the Hillary Clinton email scandal leaving Democrats reeling. However, by the time he was unceremoniously dismissed last month,
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Britney Spears Shows Off Impressive Abs Ahead of International Tour

Britney Spears Shows Off Impressive Abs Ahead of International Tour
Britney Spears is getting ready to head out on an international tour, with stops scheduled in Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore, and Israel over the next month.

But before she grabbed her passport, the 35-year-old singer grabbed her camera — posting an ab-baring selfie to Instagram on Wednesday morning.

Dressed in a pair of black pants and a red bra top, Spears’ fit body was on full display in the shot — taken with flowering trees behind her. The blonde beauty accessorized her look with a black choker and a navy sweat band on her right wrist.

“Getting ready to leave for tour!
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Britney Spears Looks Red Hot in Strapless Mini with Statement Sleeves

Britney Spears Looks Red Hot in Strapless Mini with Statement Sleeves
Britney Spears‘ Instagram account has become the premiere destination for the 35-year-old pop star to show off her latest fashions — especially in her now-infamous runway walk montages in the hall of her fabulous mansion.

But her latest photo shoot may just be the best of the bunch.

On Wednesday, the “Private Show” singer posted a series of shots of herself showing off her killer body in a sexy red off-the shoulder mini dress with ruffle statement sleeves.

Spears accessorized the look with black platform heels and minimal jewelry, posing on her balcony.

Her Yorkie even makes an appearance in one shot.
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Simone Biles Reveals Why Dancing with the Stars Is ‘Scary’

Simone Biles Reveals Why Dancing with the Stars Is ‘Scary’
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is competing on season 24 of Dancing with the Stars — and blogging about her experience exclusively for People! Follow Biles, 20, and her pro dancer partner Sasha Farber, 33, on Twitter!

I was really sad at the end of last week’s show.

Saying goodbye to Nick and Nancy was hard because they would often train at the same studio as Sasha and me and we would show each other our routines a lot as we went through the week. I’m going to miss that.

It’s crazy that there are only five couples left in the competition.
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You Better Work (Out)! Britney Spears Shows Off Her Toned Stomach — and Flexibility — in Gym Selfies

You Better Work (Out)! Britney Spears Shows Off Her Toned Stomach — and Flexibility — in Gym Selfies
Britney Spears‘ stunning physique is no secret to her social media followers, but the pop star’s latest round of gym selfies have fans once again praising her incredibly fit body.

The 35-year-old mother of two took a break from her workout on Sunday to capture a few mirror pictures and share them to Instagram. In the first, Spears shows off her toned abs in grey shorts and a pink crop top. Then, she takes things up a notch with an impressive split.

“Back at the gym,” she captioned the post. “Stretch and run all the way.”

On top of hitting the gym,
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