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‘Tiger King’ Nabbed Over 34 Million U.S. Viewers in First 10 Days, Nielsen Says (Exclusive)

‘Tiger King’ Nabbed Over 34 Million U.S. Viewers in First 10 Days, Nielsen Says (Exclusive)
Tiger King” has clawed its way into the national psyche to become one of Netflix’s biggest-ever original shows.

The docuseries reached a U.S. TV audience of 34.3 unique viewers within the first 10 days of its release (March 20-29), according to Nielsen estimates. That topped season 2 of Netflix hit “Stranger Things,” which had 31.2 million unique viewers in its first 10 days, and was within shouting distance of “Stranger Things 3,” which drew 36.3 million over the comparable 10-day span, the measurement firm said.

On an average per-minute basis, “Tiger King” pulled in an audience of 19.0 million among U.S. viewers from March 20-29, Nielsen reported.
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‘Doogie Howser’ Reboot With Female Lead in Development at Disney Plus

‘Doogie Howser’ Reboot With Female Lead in Development at Disney Plus
A reboot of “Doogie Howser, M.D.” is in the works at Disney Plus, Variety has learned from sources.

The new show will focus on a 16-year-old half-Asian, half-white female lead who works as a doctor in Hawaii. The working title for the new show is “Doogie Kealoha, M.D.”

The reboot hails from writer and executive producer Kourtney Kang. Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar will also executive produce along with Dayna and Jesse Bochco. 20th Century Fox Television will produce, with the studio also having produced the original series. Kang, Kasdan, and Mar are all under overall deals at the studio.
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Lisa Kudrow Joins Steve Carell in ‘Space Force,’ Netflix Sets Premiere Date

Lisa Kudrow Joins Steve Carell in ‘Space Force,’ Netflix Sets Premiere Date
Space Force,” Greg Daniels and Steve Carell’s new workplace comedy, will launch May 29 on Netflix with Lisa Kudrow set to play a recurring role in the series, the streamer announced Wednesday.

Space Force” centers on Mark R. Naird (Carell), a four-star general and decorated pilot who dreams of running the Air Force but instead finds himself tapped to lead the newly-formed sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Forces: the titular Space Force.

Kudrow plays Maggie Naird, Mark’s wife who is described as a woman who “sublimated parts of herself to her husband’s career for two decades.
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Ufc 249 Postponed Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Ufc 249 Postponed Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Mixed martial arts league Ufc, a subsidiary of Endeavor, has decided to postpone Ufc 249, originally scheduled for April 18, after sports cabler ESPN asked the organization not to go forward with its pay-per-view event.

“While the organization was fully prepared to proceed with Ufc 249, ESPN has requested the postponement of the event and subsequent bouts until further notice in light of the Covid-19 pandemic,” announced Ufc on Thursday in a brief statement. “Ufc looks forward to resuming the full live events schedule as soon as possible.”

ESPN did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Apple TV Plus Streams Certain Shows, Movies for Free As Millions Shelter in Place

Apple TV Plus Streams Certain Shows, Movies for Free As Millions Shelter in Place
Apple TV Plus is making a number of its original television series, kids shows and one documentary available for free as millions of families are cooped up indoors due to coronavirus-induced prevention measures. The streaming platform joins HBO, AMC and others in offering free content during the pandemic.

The following programs are currently available to watch without an Apple TV Plus subscription: Wildlife documentary “The Elephant Queen,” narrated by Chiwetel Eljiofor, “Little America,” the anthology series about immigrant life in America, created by Lee Eisenberg and executive produced by Kumail Nanjiiani, Emily Gordon and Alan Yang; “Servant,” M. Night Shymalan
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Grey's Anatomy Boss Never Considered Killing Off Alex Karev — Here's Why

Grey's Anatomy Boss Never Considered Killing Off Alex Karev — Here's Why
With Justin Chambers unavailable to shoot additional episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, showrunner Krista Vernoff had precious few options when it came to writing Alex Karev off the show last month.

“At the end of the day, there were three choices,” the Ep explains to TVLine. “Kill Alex off camera; have Alex be alive and in Seattle — and still married to Jo — and we just never see him; or [reunite him] with Izzie.”

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Grey's James Pickens Jr. Dissects Season 16's Heartbreaking Conclusion: 'It's Gonna Take a Minute to Get Over'

Grey's James Pickens Jr. Dissects Season 16's Heartbreaking Conclusion: 'It's Gonna Take a Minute to Get Over'
Warning: The following contains spoilers galore for Thursday’s Grey’s Anatomy. If you haven’t watched yet, you might want to do so before reading.

Thursday’s Season 16 finale of Grey’s Anatomy took Richard’s loved ones — and us along with them — on an emotional roller-coaster ride. One minute, he was being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s; the next, he was having a hip re-replaced as an antidote to cobalt poisoning. In the end, he recovered both physically and mentally… which completely and totally undid his reunion with estranged wife Catherine. Here, to put the episode’s turnabouts in perspective for TVLine,
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Grey's Anatomy Season 16 Finale Recap: The Last Cut Is the Deepest

Grey's Anatomy Season 16 Finale Recap: The Last Cut Is the Deepest
Warning: The following contains spoilers for Thursday’s Season 16 finale of Grey’s Anatomy. If you’d rather watch first, read later, scrub out.

For an episode that was never supposed to be the season finale, Thursday’s Grey’s Anatomy sure did the trick. (For intel on what the intended season finale would’ve entailed, straight from showrunner Krista Vernoff, click here.) In addition to revealing the reason for Richard’s deterioration, the episode ushered into the world Amelia and Link’s son, inched Meredith and Cormac closer to a first date and gave Owen an earful that prompted him to
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Grey's Anatomy Boss on What Would've Happened in the Original (and Now Scrapped) Season 16 Finale

Grey's Anatomy Boss on What Would've Happened in the Original (and Now Scrapped) Season 16 Finale
Grey’s Anatomy boss Krista Vernoff is not revealing what would’ve happened in the ABC drama’s original, now-jettisoned-due-to-covid-19 Season 16 finale, but clues — if not outright spoilers — are about to leak. And you’ll never guess where. (Or maybe you will!)

As Vernoff tells TVLine, hints about the ill-fated Grey’s finale will be embedded in this season’s final two episodes of companion series Station 19, set to air in early May. Unlike Grey’s, which shut down production with four episodes left to shoot, Station 19 was able to complete its current season before the coronavirus pandemic brought scripted television to a standstill.
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‘The Simpsons:’ Maggie-focused Short Film to Stream on Disney+ Friday

‘The Simpsons:’ Maggie-focused Short Film to Stream on Disney+ Friday
Disney+ subscribers, mark your calendars: It’s time to schedule a “Playdate with Destiny.”

The House of Mouse’s streaming service will release “The Simpsons” Maggie-focused short film tomorrow, April 10.

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Per Disney, the film begins on a day that seems like just another day at the park for Maggie Simpson. But when the pacifer-sucking baby faces playground peril, a heroic young boy whisks her from danger — and steals her heart. After a blissful first playdate, Maggie can’t wait to see her new baby beau again the following day, but things don’t go exactly as planned. Will fate (or Homer) get in her way?

It’s clearly high-stakes stuff and should serve as a lighthearted way for “Simpsons” fans to unwind at home.

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Boss Breaks Down Season 16 Finale and Post-Coronavirus Pandemic Plans

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Boss Breaks Down Season 16 Finale and Post-Coronavirus Pandemic Plans
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Put on A Happy Face,” the Season 16 finale of “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Grey’s Anatomy” wrapped up its 16th season with a bang — albeit, a bit earlier than originally planned.

With only 21 of the ordered 25 hours completed before production had to shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the episode entitled “Put on a Happy Face” served as the show’s unintended season finale.

Fortunately for the drama, it worked as a closer. In addition to Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) giving birth to her son with Link (Chris Carmack), the doctors finally
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What Disney Plus’ Subscriber Milestone Could Mean for HBO Max, Apple TV Plus

What Disney Plus’ Subscriber Milestone Could Mean for HBO Max, Apple TV Plus
Disney Plus revealed a whopper of a subscriber update Wednesday — 50 million paying customers — flexing its ability to become a contender in the streaming services arena after a mere five months on the market.

That puts the Walt Disney Co. well ahead of schedule to hit its target of 60 million to 90 million subscribers by 2024, and a fighting step toward Netflix’s 167 million subs worldwide. So what does that mean for the streamers that are yet to come and the streamers that have only just come into being? The HBO Maxes, the Peacocks, the Quibis, the Apple TV Pluses? With most Americans
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Streaming Services You Can Check Out Free or Discounted Right Now

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Mark Duplass on Fighting Anxiety and Helping Other Filmmakers During Quarantine

Mark Duplass on Fighting Anxiety and Helping Other Filmmakers During Quarantine
Mark Duplass is keeping regular office hours while self-quarantining in his Los Angeles home.

“I’ve written a rewrite of a feature film that I have in development. That wasn’t too hefty. That was good. That broke the seal for me that was like, ‘Oh, you’re going to be able to write in this emotionally fragile, strange state,’” he tells Variety. “More importantly for me — I don’t make this a secret — I have dealt a lot with anxiety and depression throughout my life, so this is kind of a dangerous time for somebody like me. I have
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Apple TV+ for Free: Dickinson, Servant, For All Mankind, Snoopy and More

Apple TV+ for Free: Dickinson, Servant, For All Mankind, Snoopy and More
Apple wants to be a part of your quarantine binge diet, by making several of its original Apple TV+ series and movies free to view (for a limited time, of course).

At Apple.co/FreeForEveryone, customers in the U.S. can watch the following content — sorry, no Morning Show for you! — for free on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, and Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices.

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Station 19 Recap: R.I.P., [Spoiler]

Station 19 Recap: R.I.P., [Spoiler]
Warning: The following contains spoiler’s for Thursday’s emotional episode of Station 19. If you’d rather watch first, read later, drop this recap like it was hot.

In Thursday’s Station 19, Captain Pruitt Herrera died the way he’d lived: stubbornly, lovingly, heroically. In so doing, he also gave daughter Andy the ultimate wedding present. Read on, and I’ll explain how.

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‘The Operative’: Craig T. Nelson Plans Return to TV as an International Spy

‘The Operative’: Craig T. Nelson Plans Return to TV as an International Spy
Landmark Studio Group has announced that it is developing “The Operative,” an international spy drama series that will star Craig T. Nelson.

Per Landmark, Nelson will play a retired intelligence operative named John Straw, who was mysteriously forced to end his career following The Cold War but re-emerges to warn of an upcoming attack on American soil. A young analyst named Emma, sent by the CIA to interview him about his claims, uncovers that John is full of stories, some pointing to a decades-old conspiracy with ties to the Kremlin. In her search for the truth, Emma and John soon become allies as they work together to try to stop a skilled, cunning, and formidable enemy before it’s too late.

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Last Man Standing's Amanda Fuller on Directing Tim Allen: "He Was the Most Challenging of the Actors"

Last Man Standing's Amanda Fuller on Directing Tim Allen:
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It's not every day that someone gets to tell Tim Allen what to do.

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The Best TV Shows and Movies to Binge-Watch on Netflix in April

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Grace and Frankie Live: Watch Final Season Premiere Table Read

Grace and Frankie Live: Watch Final Season Premiere Table Read
Netflix is inviting fans to YouTube and Chill with the cast of Grace and Frankie.

Beginning tonight at 8/7c, the comedy’s entire ensemble — Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen, June Diane Raphael, Brooklyn Decker, Baron Vaughn and Ethan Embry, as well as showrunners Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris — will gather for a virtual table read of the upcoming seventh (and final!) season premiered, ominously titled “The Fallout.”

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