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Once Upon A Time Adds 2-Hour Episode For Sweeps



3fans are in for a treat! 

The fairytale drama is getting an extra episode this season as it gears up for November sweeps! 


No, you aren’t dreaming! Executive producer Adam Horowitz announced the news via Twitter. Episode eight titled “Smash the Mirror” will be a two-hour long extravaganza. And no, it won’t be a special or recap episode! Hooorah!

Excited to tell ya ep 408 on 11/16 of #OnceUponATime is being expanded to TWO hours. Set to air an hour earlier from 7/6c til 9/8c on ABC

— Adam Horowitz (@AdamHorowitzLA) October 23, 2014

The episode will air Sunday, November 16 and it’s regular time. Important to note, since originally Horowitz tweeted that the show would start an hour earlier. That’s 8:00pm-10:00pm! 

To be clear — the 11/16 ep of #OnceUponATime that starts early is NOT a recap/clip show. It’s two entire hours of episode. #ExtraOnce!

— Adam Horowitz (@AdamHorowitzLA) October 23, 2014

This brings season 4 of OUAT to a total of 23 episodes, still airing in two 11-episode runs. The first half of the season will conclude with a winter finale on December 14. 

Are you excited? Do you think the extra hour will help Once in the sweeps? I’m sure fans will be overjoyed at the extra hour and make sure to tune in, in which case, it definitely will.

And if you don’t know what sweeps are, well let me tell you! Nielsen measures ratings during November, February, May and July. These are called “sweep” months. During these sweep months, over 2-million homes get mailed a paper diaries, which users use to record their viewing habits for 7-day periods. The viewing habits are then used to set advertising rates for the remainder of the year. 

(Here’s a great article if you want to get into detail and question if this pre-technology system even works)

Personally, I can say this season of Once is less than thrilling, so I’m not sure if I’m as excited about getting an extra episode as I should be. Given that the original episodes are boring me to death, will this additional hour be just as pointless? Although, with this weeks Emma/Snow Queen connection revealed, maybe things are going to pick up? You see how it happens right around sweeps week, which begins Oct.31? Clever, clever!  


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Many People Prefer to Watch TV with their Dogs Instead of their Family, a New Study Finds



Many People Prefer to Watch TV with their Dogs Instead of their Family, a New Study Finds

Watching a show without your dog can be “ruff.”

A new report by found that as Americans increased their TV and streaming habits amid the pandemic, they have done so with a furry friend by their side. 

Per the report, 57% of dog parents admitted to waiting for their dog to get into the room before watching a show. 

Now, that isn’t entirely surprising because if you are a dog owner, you know dogs are great watching buddies… unless you have a dog like mine who barks at any animal on the screen. That makes things a bit more difficult, but still proves that he’s attentive! 

The report found that 78% of Americans said they watch TV with their dogs very often or always. 

Surprisingly, dogs were ranked #1 when asked who people prefer to chill out and watch TV with, with 40% of parents saying they’d choose their dog over a partner, friends, or even kids. And that’s because a majority of pet parents believe their pups are actively watching or reacting to what’s happening on the screen. (See my point above about my dog barking at animals on the screen!) 

To make the binge-watching experience that much better for their pets, 70% have admitted to accommodating their pup by allowing them on the couch, giving them blankets, and even moving over so the dog is comfortable. 

60% of pet parents even believe their dog has a favorite TV show, which would explain why 80% of dog parents admit to leaving their TV on for dogs when they’re not home. 

The most popular genres? Comedy and action, which makes sense – after a long day of lounging and taking walks, Fido needs a good laugh or to get invested in a dramatic car chase! 

During such uncertain times, there’s definitely comfort in knowing that you always have a TV buddy by your side! 

And let’s be honest… is there anything your dog isn’t doing with you these days?

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Netflix Renews Spanish Drama ‘Elite’ for Fifth Season Ahead of Season 4 Premiere, Adds News Cast Members



Netflix Renews Spanish Drama 'Elite' for Fifth Season Ahead of Season 4 Premiere, Adds News Cast Members

We’ve got some elite news!

Spanish drama Elite has been renewed for a fifth season at Netflix!

The news isn’t all that shocking considering the drama, set in the ritzy private school of Las Encinas in Spain, is one of the streamer’s best performing Spanish originals. 

Not only is the cast incredible, the first few seasons were hinged around an intoxicating murder mystery and plenty of steamy love scenes. 

The renewal comes ahead of the fourth season, which currently doesn’t have a premiere date. In 2020, filming was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and an outbreak on set.

It’s possible the series will return in the spring/summer of 2021. 

The upcoming season will see a handful of familiar faces including Samu (Itzan Escamilla), Guzman (Miguel Bernardeau), Omar (Omar Ayuso), Rebeca (Claudia Salas), and Ander (Aron Piper) as they were held back due to their shenanigans. The drama will also welcome new students Manu Ríos , Carla Díaz , Martina Cariddi and Pol Granch to shake things up. 

Deadline also reports that the fifth season has added Argentinan actress Valentina Zenere (Soy Luna) and Brazilan actor André Lamoglia (Juacas) to its cast.

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WATCH: ‘The Handmaids Tale’ Reveals Season 4 Trailer and Premiere Date



WATCH: 'Handmaids Tale' Reveals Season 4 Trailer and Premiere Date

“We don’t hide. We fight,” Elizabeth Moss’ June states in the new teaser trailer for the upcoming fourth season of The Handmaids Tale.

Her statement sets the tone for the new season of the dystopian series.

In the first scene, we see June walking an empty street in normal clothing, a fear departure from the handmaid’s red dress and white bonnet uniform. 

Flashbacks reveal she escaped Gilead with members of the resistance as a war is brewing. 

Hulu’s recently-released trailer also reveals a premiere date, so mark April 28 in your calendars.

Much like previous seasons, the season will return will drop three peisodes at once followed by a weekly rollout. 

Check out the trailer below and get ready: 

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