"Big Brother 18" (BB18) has finally crowned its Big Winner tonight, but not before going through some heavily charged drama and tension. "Big Brother" veteran Nicole Franzel won as the new BB18 champion in a 5-4 vote from the members of the Jury House, with newbie Paul Abrahamian coming in second. Both houseguests were awarded $500,000 and $50,000, respectively. It was also a victorious night for three-time evicted houseguest Victor Arroyo, who won $25,000 for being "America's Favorite Player" for the season.
What went before
This is Nicole's second time to join the veteran CBS reality TV show, having been a houseguest in 2014 in "Big Brother" Season 16. She came in seventh place but was one of the three finalists for America's Favorite Player award. Her win in BB18 marks the first time a woman won over a man in the Final Two. more >>
A two-hour premiere will mark the return of "NCIS: Los Angeles" Season 8 on air. Initially slated for October 2, the premiere has been moved up and will now be on September 25, Sunday.
Back to back episode premiere
It was announced that the two episodes in the premiere are titled "High Value Target" and "Belly of the Beast". From the titles alone, it looks like the team will be up against formidable criminals and intense action is to be expected immediately in the "NCIS: Los Angeles" Season 8 premiere. more >>
It has been a few months since the fans of the once hit drama comedy show "Limitless" started hoping for a second season. As of late, however, the future does not look any brighter for the show as no network has gone to fully invest on "Limitless" Season 2.
The premiere of "Limitless" when it hit the small screen was no doubt received well by millions of fans worldwide. However, ratings started to dwindle during the second half of the season, urging CBS to ultimately cancel the second season and not produce it on any platform. more >>
M. Night Shmayalan's "Wayward Pines" has successfully brought Blake Crouch's novels to life for the past two seasons. The mystery/science fiction television series has certainly captured the imagination of viewers worldwide, but apparently not enough that its Season 3 has yet to be greenlighted. Should fans move on?
Looks like they ought to sit still, as no less than FOX TV's head honcho Dana Walden has all but approved of "Wayward Pines" renewal. In an interview with TVLine, the Fox Television Group CEO said she "definitely thought" there should be a Season 3 for the embattled series. She went on to laud "Wayward Pines" as "the No. 1" scripted show of the summer, despite having exhausted its source material on its first season alone.
'Creative meandering' more >>
Baz Luhrmann's hiphop musical "The Get Down" was well-received by critics for its fresh take on the genre. It's also Netflix's most expensive series to date, having spent at least $120 million overall for six episodes, even with New York state taxes factored in the calculations, Variety reported. It also reported that the ballooning budget was caused partly by Luhrmann, well-known for his musicals "Moulin Rouge" and "Romeo + Juliet," whose iconoclastic directing and creative style caused the expenses to spiral out of control.
Now it seems that "The Get Down" critical acclaim may not be enough to save it from Season 2 production limbo, as it faces yet another hurdle: low viewership. Citing Symphony Advanced Media, Variety reported that the music drama only garnered 3.2 million viewers among the US 18-49 demographic, and rating 2.33 in the same demo during its first month.
In comparison, Variety reported, Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" Season 4 raked in 15.56 million viewers in the same demo and timeframe. "The Get Down," while positively received by critics (74 percent), also pales in comparison with fellow digital contemporaries like "Stranger Things" (95 percent) and "Orange is the New Black" (96 percent). more >>
The high-functioning sociopath is finally set to return to the screen for "Sherlock" Season 4 on BBC, and we're demanding answers. Is Moriarty really dead or alive? How does his sudden resurfacing "from the dead" affect the lives of Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), Mary Watson (Amanda Abbington) and John Watson (Martin Freeman)?
There are also circulating rumors about "Sherlock" Season 5, and the theories vary greatly: from the cancellation of the series to a Cumberbatch-less Season 5. Well, we're here to set the record straight, from spoilers, rumors, updates and more.
Recap of 'Sherlock' Season 3 more >>