Fans Think ‘Rise’ Is Straight up ‘Glee’ – but With a ‘Really Gritty Instagram Filter’

NBC/Fox If you tuned into the premiere of NBC’s “Rise” on Tuesday and kept wondering when Lea Michele was going to burst through the door belting out a Broadway hit, you weren’t the only one. Oh yeah, a good chunk of Twitter thought the new series is pretty much “Glee.” And that’s not necessarily a … Read more

‘This Is Us’: Susan Kelechi Watson Wants to Find Out How Randall Put a Ring on It

Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC The Season 2 finale of “This Is Us” is going to the chapel, and Toby (Chris Sullivan) and Kate (Chrissy Metz) are getting married. Yes, the episode, appropriately titled “The Wedding,” will end in a marriage — Susan Kelechi Watson tells TheWrap there will be nothing but “happy tears” for Katoby fans Tuesday night. … Read more

Natalie Morales to Reunite With ‘Parks and Recreation’ Co-Creator Mike Schur for ‘Abby’s’

Getty Natalie Morales is set to work with a familiar face as she reunites with “Parks and Recreation” co-creator Mike Schur for the upcoming NBC comedy “Abby’s.” The network confirmed that the actress will play the titular role of Abby in the pilot, with Schur pegged as producer. “No nonsense, slight but strong, Abby is … Read more

‘Hamilton’ Star Cast as Judas in NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live’

NBC NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live” production has found its Judas. “Hamilton” star and two-time Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon will play Jesus’ betrayer in the Easter Sunday live musical, the network said on Thursday. Dixon portrayed Aaron Burr in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s star-making play. Dixon joins John Legend as Jesus, Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, Alice … Read more

Ratings: ‘Amazing Race’ Audience Rises in Season Finale as NBC’s Olympics Slide

Getty OK, so Wednesday’s “Amazing Race” season finale wasn’t exactly amazing, but it did manage to grow its overall audience 4 percent from last week’s penultimate episode. NBC was first in ratings with a 3.3 rating/13 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 14 million, according to preliminary … Read more

Ratings: Lindsey Vonn Is No Shaun White, But Olympics Still Ice Out Competition

Getty Americans didn’t tune in to root on Lindsey Vonn in nearly the same numbers they showed up for Shaun White last week — but NBC still easily iced out any broadcast competition on Tuesday, including “Bachelor Winter Games.” NBC was first in ratings with a 3.9 rating/15 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and … Read more

Ratings: NBC’s Olympics (Figure) Skates Circles Around ‘Celebrity Big Brother,’ ‘Shark Tank’

With the Winter Olympics, NBC just (ice) danced its way to a primetime ratings win on Sunday. NBC was first in ratings with a 5.1 rating/18 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 21.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. The PyeongChang Games ran throughout primetime. ABC was second … Read more

Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Grows 8 Percent From Last Week – Thanks Super Bowl LII!

Proof that “This Is Us” has life after Jack Pearson’s (Milo Ventimiglia) death? The NBC drama just grew 8 percent in Nielsen ratings from last Tuesday — yeah, the post-Super Bowl time slot can only help a series. NBC was first in ratings with a 2.0 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second … Read more

John Mahoney Remembered by His ‘Frasier’ Co-Star Jane Leeves: ‘The Dearest Sweetest Man I Have Ever Known’

“Frasier” star John Mahoney, who died Sunday at age 77, was remembered Monday by his co-star Jane Leeves as “the dearest sweetest man I have ever known.” In a statement to TheWrap, Leeves, who played Daphne Moon on the NBC sitcom, said, “John was the dearest sweetest man I have ever known.” The actress, who … Read more

Mandy Moore on Post-Super Bowl ‘This Is Us’ Episode: ‘We All Cry’ (Video)

“This is Us” fans, don’t feel bad for bawling through every episode. Star Mandy Moore says the cast cries when they watch, too. “We saw the episode together as a cast at Dan Fogelman’s house last week and none of us could speak afterwards. We were sort of speechless,” Moore said on the “Today” show … Read more