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Manhattan Love Story is the first show to get cancelled by ABC. 

The news was delivered late Friday, probably after all of the DVR ratings kicked in and after the series hit a new low with only 2.6 million viewers and a 0.7 rating.

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Next week, MLS and Selfie will be replaced by a Halloween special. The following week, ABC is doubling up on two episodes of Selfie to fill the time slot. No other plans for upcoming weeks have been disclosed. 

Selfie has had slightly better ratings garnering a 1.1 with 3.8 million. I don’t think that will save it from the axe though…

The first cancellation took longer than usual,with MLS lasting a whole 4 episodes. Usually networks cancel after just 2 or 3 episodes have aired. Now, with DVR +3 and +7 rating  many networks are giving more chances and waiting a little longer to make the move. Delayed viewing can increase ratings considerably. New drama How To Get Away With Murder doubled in viewers with DVR ratings taken into account. Red Band Society saw similar victories, spiking 82% in +7 results. Therefore, it wouldn’t be in the networks best interest to cancel a show that is doing better in late views. 

What does this mean for other shows? Well, some of them are in real danger.

Mulaney, Fox’s struggling comedy, had it’s episode order reduced to 13 instead of 16. The show was part of an “early pick-up” so those episode have already been shot and Fox doesn’t want to loose money by pulling it. 

It’s reality show, Utopia was moved from Tuesday’s slot to Friday nights.

Usually when shows fall beneath a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, they meet their match.

According to ratings, several other shows are going to be joining Manhattan Love Story in the bin. Here are our predictions. 

  • Selfie, Resurrection and Revenge are all dunzo. Both ABC dramas saw a huge decline in ratings week-to-week, hitting a season-low this past Sunday. Revenge might be saved just because of it’s dedicated fan-base and possibly DVR, but critics are predicting this is the shows last season. 
  • CBS will probably kill off Person of Interest.
  • Fox will cancel Mulaney and Utopia for reasons mentioned above. Also Gracepoint might not make the cut. 
  • NBC is likely to cancel A to Z and Bad Judge. It’s just a hard world out there for comedies isn’t it?
  • The CW is known for much lower ratings because of their “teen audience.” They can get away with successful 1.0 ratings. As the shows currently stand Reign is at a 0.50, The 100 at 0.59 and Jane the Virgin at 0.65. I doubt they would cancel Jane since the show is getting a lot of buzz as the “falls most promising.” However, if they want to include any of the other shows yet to premiere, to get the cut. So, if anyone is going it’s Reign or The 100

Doesn’t it seem like we were just in premiere week? Now we’re nearing cancellation week and sweeps. Oh, the TV world. Drop us a comment on Twitter @CraveYouTV and let us know which show you want to see saved! 

 

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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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What to Watch December 2020: ‘Selena: The Series,’ ‘Blue Bloods,’ ‘Shameless, ‘Sabrina’ and More!

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What to watch in December 2020 including Shameless, Blue Bloods, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

The holidays are upon us and with that, some much-needed time to just sit back and relax with loved ones. 

And there’s no better way to bond with others than by watching TV!

Here are all the exciting additions coming to primetime, cable, and streaming in December?

What are you adding to your binge-watch list?

 

SEAL Team – CBS (December 2)

Season 4 returns with a 2-hour season premiere with the team’s potential shakeup. Per the synopsis: “Bravo Team enters enemy territory in the snowy Spin Ghar Mountain Range to capture Al-Hazred, the leader of a terrorist group and son of the terrorist leader that Jason took down early in his career and made him Bravo One.”

 

Selena: The Series – Netflix (December 4)

The spirit of Selena Quintanilla comes to life in Netflix’s biopic starring Christian Serratos. Re-live the story of the Tejano music and iconic Mexican-American pop star. We interview Madison Taylor-Baez, who plays young Selena in the series. Check it out now

 

The Hardy Boys – Hulu (December 4)

The Hardy Boys are back… and they’re on the case. To fill the Nancy-Drew sized void in your life, Hulu is rebooting the mystery series that will deliver action packed twists you didn’t see coming! 

 

The Great British Baking Show: Holidays – Netflix (December 4)

There’s nothing like getting into the holiday spirit with some tasty treats. The third season of the baking competition finds former bakers competing in holiday-themed challenges.

 

MacGyver, Magnum P.I., and Blue Bloods – CBS (December 4)

The trio of veteran CBS dramas returns on the first Friday of the month for season 5, season 3, and season 11, respectively. 

 

Shameless – Showtime (December 6)

The final season (season 11)  is upon us. It’s time to say goodbye to the Gallagher family after nearly 10 years together.   

 

Euphoria – HBO (December 6)

While this isn’t a second season announcement, HBO will air two special episodes bridging the gap between season 1 and 2, which has been halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

Grinch the Musical – NBC (December 9)

Your heart might grow three sizes when you see Matthew Morrison take on the cynical creature in the theatrical event. 

 

High School Musical: The Musical: Holiday Special – Disney+ (December 11)

Celebrate the holiday with the cast of HSMTMTS as they sing their favorite joyful songs and recall some holiday memories. 

 

Bridgerton – Netflix (December 25)

Shondaland is here to give you your next obsession. Shonda Rhimes’ first Netflix show following her transition from ABC is based on the popular best-selling book. It follows eight children of the late Viscount Bridgerton in Regency in the early 1800s England.

 

Letterkenny – Hulu (December 26)

The comedy sitcom about the residents of Letterkenny, a small community in Canada, returns for its ninth season! 

 

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Netflix (December 31)

It’s time to say goodbye to the Spellman clan, but not before one last hurrah. The fourth and final season of the Riverdale spinoff premieres on the final day of 2020. According to the synopsis,”The Eldritch Terrors descend upon Greendale [and] the coven must fight each terrifying threat one-by-one (The Weird, The Returned, The Darkness to name a few), all leading up to… The Void, which is the End of All Things.

 

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Godmothered – Disney+ (December 4)

Based on the trailer and the fact that Isla Fisher stars in the film, it’s giving me Enchanted vibes, which is a great thing. Jillian Bell stars as Eleanor, an inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training hoping to help Mackenzie Walsh (Fisher). 

 

The Prom – Netflix (December 11)

Ryan Murphy return to the streaming giant with a musical, based on the critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway musical. It follows a star-studded cast (Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, James Corden and Andrew Rannells) of Broadway stars who visit a small-town in Indiana to help a high school girl named Emma attend to prom with her girlfriend. 

 

The Midnight Sky – Netflix (December 23)

Times are bleak, but this post-apocalyptic space thriller hopes that you’ll indulge anyway. It follows George Clooney’s Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, hoping to contact astronauts to warn them against returning home tp Earth, where a mysterious catastrophe has taken place. Meanwhile, the astronauts, led by Felicity Jones, wonder why contact with Mission Control has seized. 

 

Soul – Disney+ (December 25)

The highly-anticipated Pixar film arrives as a treat from Santa. After its theatrical release was delayed due to the COVID pandemic, the film will hit the streaming service with its star-studded cast of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Daveed Diggs, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, and Graham Norton.


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Chess Boards Are Sold Out and You Can Thank Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

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Queen's Gambit Causes Major Spike in Chess Board Sales

Queen’s Gambit is taking the chess world by storm.

In a case of art influences life, sales of chess boards have skyrocketed thanks to the Netflix limited series. 

The series, set in the 1950s, trails the rise of a young orphan, Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), who finds chess to be an outlet, leading her to become a female prodigy. 

Spin Master, a Toronto-based toy merchant, said that chess sales have increased by “triple digits” since the show’s premiere on October 23. 

Goliath Games has also noted a surge of more than 1,000 percent, NPR notes. 

“Our October sales for chess were up 178% over the same period last year,” Mary Higbe, director of marketing at Goliath Games, said. “That’s a big increase. But something else unexpected happened at the end of the month. Now, she says, “our chess sales are up 1,048%.

EBay has made similar findings, reporting a 215 percent spike in sales of chess sets. 

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The New York Times found that wooden sets have trumped plastic sets. 

Even before the series debuted, interest in chess sets was spiking due to COVID.

Will this make finding a Christmas present harder?

Toy analyst Gerrick Johnnson told NPR: “Good luck finding a chess set this holiday!”

The popularity also extends to groups such as the US Chess Federation, which revealed that membership also jumped for the first time since the onset of the pandemic. 

To sum it up… 2020 is the year where both chess sets and toilet paper are scarce. 


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You Can Get Free Streaming Subscriptions in December Thanks to Beautyrest

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Beautyrest Upgrade My Streaming this Holiday Season

The one thing that has been keeping us all sane through what feels like a never-ending pandemic? TV shows!

Especially now as the winter months creep in and it becomes darker earlier than every, we’re turning to streaming services to find some comfort. 

If you’re a TV show lover, like myself, you’re probably subscribed to several services because you watch an array of shows and the costs ADD UP! 

Well, how would you like it if all of those streaming services were free in December? That means all the Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, and more for free!

Doesn’t that sound like the perfect Christmas gift?!

Beautyrest, the ultimate brand in luxury mattresses, wants to cover streaming subscriptions during the month for 100 lucky people. 10 of those lucky people will even snag a Beautyrest mattress so that they can catch some R&R this winter (while watching shows, of course).

How can you enter the contest?

Now through December 5, send an email to BeautyrestUpgrade@icfnext.com with one sentence on why you deserve an upgrade for a chance to win.

Beautyrest will choose 100 winners through a random drawing on or around Monday, Dec. 7. If you’re a winner, you’ll be notified via email. You’ll need to reply within 48 hours to the email, so make sure you check your inbox! 

Visit Beautyrest.com/FirstClassUpgrade for full rules and additional information on how you can score the ultimate binge-watching experience in bed. 

 


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