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"A.P. Bio" Fans Light Up Twtiter In Effort To Save Canceled NBC Series

One day after A.P. Bio Creator-Executive Producer Mike O’Brien broke the news that the sophomore sitcom had been canceled, fans have taken to social media in an effort to bring it back.

The hashtag #SaveAPBio trended throughout the day Saturday on Twitter. Among the comments, viewers said they were “crushed” and the show “will be missed.”

“Maybe networks should let good quality shows grow for more than 2 seasons before axing it,” one person tweeted.

Another urged Netflix to pick up the series, writing: “C’mon Netflix!!!!!”

Someone else added: “Such an incredible cast and the show was just hitting its stride. There’s still so much potential!”

Written by SNL alum O’Brien, the high school comedy stars Glenn Howerton as disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin. After losing out on his dream job, Griffin is forced to return to Toledo,
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Friday Ratings: CBS Scores With "Whistleblower," ABC With "Marvel Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D"

Friday Ratings: CBS Scores With
Most of the networks had something to cheer about on Friday, as the 18-49 demo race saw a dead heat between CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox heading into the holiday weekend. It was a night mostly for reruns, but a few gems glittered in the pile.

The season premiere of Whistleblower gave CBS something to toot about, scoring at 0.5/3 and 4.01 million audience. Meanwhile, ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was up a tick to 0.5, helping boost the two-hour 20/20 that followed and scored an 0.5, up from last week.

At NBC, Blindspot returned from a long break with an 0.4 to match its previous new episode, while Dateline continued its recent strong run, up a tenth to 0.6.

The CW saw its season finale of Dynasty at an 0.1, holding its rating from a week ago.
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"A.P. Bio" Canceled After Two Seasons at NBC

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A.P. Bio” has been canceled at NBC.

Series creator Mike O’Brien shared the news with fans on Twitter, writing that “This has been the favorite project of my life.”

In the single-camera comedy, Glenn Howerton portrayed a disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar who lost out on his dream job and was forced to return to Toledo, Ohio, to work as a high school biology teacher. There, he decided to use his students for his own benefit but found himself gradually more entangled with the other staff, especially the principal (played by Patton Oswalt).
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Game of Thrones: 23 Revelations From The Last Watch Season 8 Documentary

Game of Thrones: 23 Revelations From The Last Watch Season 8 Documentary
Like Melisandre peering into the flames, Game of Thrones fans got an inside glimpse at the previously unknown when HBO aired The Last Watch Sunday. The two-hour documentary, helmed by Jeanie Finlay (Seahorse), offered a peek at what the cast and crew of the fantasy saga experienced during the filming of its eighth and final season.

In case you didn’t get a chance to watch the real-life look at Westeros — or if you’re making like Drogon and staying away from King’s Landing after last week’s polarizing series finale (read a full recap here) — have no fear:
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Six Things We Learned From ‘Game of Thrones: The Last Watch’ Documentary

HBO gave fans a long parting look at the making of “Game of Thrones” on Sunday night in a two-hour documentary that focused on the Herculean efforts by the small army craft and technical experts who worked on the mammoth fantasy drama.

“Game of Thrones: The Last Watch” introduced viewers to the leaders of the below the line departments that breathed life into the “Thrones” milieu with costumes, hair, makeup, special effects, location managers, a fleet of extras and an entire department devoted to snow.

“Last Watch” gave a generous spotlight to Bernie Caulfield, the veteran producer who has been
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Good Girls Bosses Break Down that Twisted Final Scene in the Season 2 Finale

Warning: The following contains spoilers for the Season 2 finale of Good Girls. Read at your own risk!

Good Girls Season 2 went out with a literal bang after Beth (Christina Hendricks) decided to shoot Rio (Manny Montana), instead of Det. Turner (James Lesure), ridding herself of an overbearing

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‘Killing Eve’ Season 2 Stumbled Where ‘Barry’ Soared (Column)

‘Killing Eve’ Season 2 Stumbled Where ‘Barry’ Soared (Column)
Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for the entire second seasons of “Killing Eve” and “Barry.”

I was dead certain that “Killing Eve” and “Barry” — two of my favorite television debuts of 2018 — should have ended after a single season. Both coincidentally starring unstable assassins, the shows were smart, propulsive, and extremely weird straight out of the gate. Their first seasons were unsparing and gutsy, telling wildly twisting stories of deceit and murder, temptation and morality with such enthusiasm that it seemed impossible that either could keep it up for too long.

As the second seasons of “Barry” and “Killing Eve” unfolded — on the same nights,
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‘Killing Eve’ Producers Break Down Who’s Dead and Whose Fate Is Uncertain in the Lethal Finale

‘Killing Eve’ Producers Break Down Who’s Dead and Whose Fate Is Uncertain in the Lethal Finale
[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for “Killing Eve” Season 2, Episode 8 finale, “You’re Mine.”]

The second season finale of “Killing Eve” reaches its inevitable conclusion when the assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) finally turns on MI6 agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), shooting her in the back and leaving her for dead. It’s the culmination of the women’s unique relationship that blended a cat-and-mouse dynamic with an intense, unhealthy attraction. And even though the show has already been renewed for a third season, Villanelle’s deadly act brings an air of finality to this particular story as viewers know it.

IndieWire spoke to executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle and director Damon Thomas to break down that fatal finale and hint at the show’s future.

“As we did more work on [the series], we realized that Season 1 and 2 might be a really good as a pair,” said Woodward Gentle. “Having had in Season 1, Villanelle and Eve getting to know each other,
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Killing Eve Season 2 Finale Recap: If You Need Any Help, Just Axe

Killing Eve Season 2 Finale Recap: If You Need Any Help, Just Axe
Killing Eve wrapped up its sophomore run with plenty of bloodshed, of course… but the deepest wounds might’ve actually been on the inside.

Sunday’s Season 2 finale opens with Villanelle (as “Billie”) snooping around Aaron Peel’s grand palazzo and discovering his creepy surveillance set-up. She finds videos of her sleeping — and of Aaron killing another girl in the same bed she’s sleeping in. During a casual breakfast chat with him, Villanelle lets the word “gentleman” slip (the safe word), which sets off alarm bells for Eve. She begins to rush off… but when she calls for Hugo,
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Elementary Boss on How the Original Magnum P.I. Inspired the Final Season

When Elementary received a surprise Season 7 renewal, showrunner Rob Doherty and his writing staff were presented with the unique challenge of crafting another season after they had already written a sorta series finale.

“We spent most of Season 6 under the impression that it would be our final season,” Doherty tells TVLine. As a result, the Ep and his team decide to “settle each character’s story in the final episode,” which saw Sherlock and Joan moving to London, and Detective Bell preparing to join the U.S. Marshals. “It was exciting to make big choices for them, the kind of choices
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Batwoman Baddie Rachel Skarsten: Alice Teeters Between 'Sane and Completely Insane,' Has Axe to Grind

The Big Bad of The CW’s upcoming Batwoman series has a supersized beef with someone — and it’s not necessarily the titular vigilante.

Ordered to series earlier this month and set to air Sundays at 8/7c this fall (leading into Supergirl), Batwoman follows Kate Kane (played by Ruby Rose of the Arrowverse “Elseworlds” crossover), “an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter” primed to snuff out the failing Gotham City’s criminal resurgence.

Speaking with TVLine at The CW’s Upfronts red carpet, Rachel Skarsten — whose previous credits include Reign, Lost Girl and The WB’s short-lived Birds of Prey — said that Alice,
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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Marks All-Time Low for Amount of Dialogue Spoken in the Series

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Marks All-Time Low for Amount of Dialogue Spoken in the Series
Diehard fans of “Game of Thrones” have been vocal about all the reasons why they’ve been disappointed in the final season, but most of the criticisms boil down to not enough storytelling to give characters their proper evolution. In fact, poor writing has been cited in the online petition to remake Season 8.

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on,” the petition states. “This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!”

Now it appears that there’s e data to show that the writing has changed from when the series first started to how it ended. According to data that GitHub member Mr. Quart crunched from OpenSubtitles.org, The words spoken per minute in each “Game of Thrones” episode has gone
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The 15 Worst Series Finales of All Time — House of Cards, Pretty Little Liars, Seinfeld, Gossip Girl and More

The 15 Worst Series Finales of All Time — House of Cards, Pretty Little Liars, Seinfeld, Gossip Girl and More
Sometimes good series not only go bad, they do so at the worst of all possible times — as in, right when they’re coming to an end. As a result, instead of leaving us reflecting fondly on a show that we’ve loved and lost, we’re stuck with an unpleasant aftertaste and a nagging question: It wasn’t always this crummy, was it?

The answer, thank the TV gods, is generally no, our favorite programs didn’t always suck. But that doesn’t diminish the “Ugh!” of a lousy series finale. And with so many shows signing off recently
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Scott Pelley Alleges He Lost ‘Evening News’ Anchor Job for Complaints About Work Culture

Just as CBS News is pushing to turn a corner on a more than a year of internal turmoil, veteran anchor Scott Pelley shone a light back on to its recent past.

The anchor, a veteran of CBS News’ “60 Minutes” and “CBS Evening News” alleged Sunday that he was taken off CBS’ evening-news broadcast in 2017 after raising complaints internally about the news division’s workplace culture. “We’ve been through a dark period of the last several years of incompetent management and sort of a hostile work environment within the news division,” Pelley said during a segment on the CNN program “Reliable Sources.
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CBS News' Scott Pelley: I Was Fired For Complaining About 'Hostile' Workplace

CBS News' Scott Pelley: I Was Fired For Complaining About 'Hostile' Workplace
60 Minutes corespondent Scott Pelley says he was let go as host of the CBS Evening News because he spoke up to his bosses about the “hostile” workplace within the network’s news division.

In an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday’s Reliable Sources, Pelley explains, “We’ve been through a dark period of the last several years of incompetent management and sort of a hostile work environment within the news division. I lost my job at the evening news because I wouldn’t stop complaining to management about the hostile work environment.”

Pelley — who served as anchor
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Game of Thrones: The 20 Character Eulogies We Never Needed in Season 8

Game of Thrones: The 20 Character Eulogies We Never Needed in Season 8
When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die — and quite a few characters learned that lesson the hard way across the show’s eight seasons.

But given the drama’s propensity for killing off major players (often in creative and brutal ways), we actually expected a higher body count as Thrones closed in on its final hour. Frankly, we were a bit shocked that the remaining Stark children all made it out alive. And those supporting characters whose arcs had seemingly run their course in Season 8? We assumed they were goners, for sure. (Looking at you,
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‘Game of Thrones’: This Character Was Supposed to Live and Would’ve Hated Daenerys’ Fate

‘Game of Thrones’: This Character Was Supposed to Live and Would’ve Hated  Daenerys’ Fate
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Game of Thrones” Season 8, including the finale.]

The final season of “Game of Thrones” has caused controversy over its rushed storytelling that didn’t allow for enough character development, among other complaints. Case in point are Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her dark turn into the pyromaniacal Mad Queen and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) undoing his story of redemption at the 11th hour to die with his sister, even after his eyes had been opened to her selfishness.

Despite all of these perceived narrative failures, Entertainment Weekly reveals that the writers did indeed try to create stories that would stay true to the characters and not just feel contrived. In fact, they wanted desperately to keep one character alive through to the end, but eventually abandoned the idea because it made no logical sense.

“For a long time we wanted Ser Jorah to be there at The Wall in the end,
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How to Watch Game of Thrones: The Last Watch

Winter has come and gone, but the watch is still not quite over.

Exactly one week after the Game of Thrones series' finale first aired, HBO is debuting a two-hour documentary about the making of the show's eighth and final season, titled Game of Thrones: The Last Watch.

Directed by Jeanie Finlay, The

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‘What / If’: The Ending Isn’t All That Matters in Season 1, But Boy Is It Grand

[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for the ending of “What / If” Season 1, streaming now on Netflix.]

What if the ending to “What / If” was bad? Not in the “so bad it’s good” way that drives the first season to juicy, melodramatic glory, but the normal kind of bad, where expectations aren’t met, disappointment ensues, and enraged fans take to the internet demanding a remake. Doubt hung over the middle of the season like the stubborn cloud casting permanent blackness over Imogen’s offices. After getting so caught up in Mike Kelley’s throwback thriller, what if all that time watching was for naught? What if the payoff couldn’t match the buildup? What if “What / If” was just another twisty bit of fun that ran out of gas at the finish?

Those who’ve made it through the 10 episodes know this not to be the case. Benefitting from an anthology structure that allowed for a fixed ending, “What / If” came to a dramatic,
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Quotes of the Week: Chicago Fire, NCIS, Whiskey Cavalier, The Voice and More

Quotes of the Week: Chicago Fire, NCIS, Whiskey Cavalier, The Voice and More
And just like that, summer TV is upon us once again — and, fortunately, this time of year is just as quotable as the rest.

This time around, our Quotes of the Week gallery includes sage advice for Supergirl‘s Lex Luthor, a swoon-worthy promise on Chicago Fire, puzzling dinnertime conversation on The Kids Are Alright and Jamie Foxx’s memorable flub during Live in Front of a Studio Audience.

Also featured in this week’s roundup: double doses of Lucifer and NCIS: Los Angeles, plus sound bites from Blood & Treasure, The Voice, Seal Team and more.

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