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It was a regular night of programming on the major networks last night with the handful of Sunday night dramas airing new episodes.

Here is how those dramas fared in the overall ratings last night.

8 PM Show:
Instinct (CBS) [NEW] – 7.2 million viewers

9 PM Show:
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) [NEW] – 7.5 million viewers

10 PM Shows:
Madam Secretary (CBS) [NEW] – 6.1 million viewers
Deception (ABC) [NEW] – 3.4 million viewers
Timeless (NBC) [NEW] – 2.4 million viewers

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.

Here is the list of the new programming options to expect on TV this coming week:

On April 23, UnReal will air its two-hour season finale at 9 PM on Lifetime while that same night the season finale of McMafia will air at 10 PM on AMC.

The 100 will air its season premiere on The CW on April 24 at 9 PM; that same night the second season of Genius will air on the National Geographic Channel at 9 PM. This season explores how the Spanish-born artist Pablo Picasso (Antonio Banderas) passionate nature and relentless creative drive were inextricably linked to his personal life, which included tumultuous marriages, numerous affairs and constantly shifting political and personal alliances.

On April 25, the second season of the streaming series The Handmaid’s Tale will air online on Hulu; the two-hour season finale of Suits will air at 9 PM on the USA Network and the season premiere of Code Black will air on CBS at 10 PM.

The season premiere of Quantico will air on ABC on April 26 at 10 PM.

On April 27, Life Sentence will move to its new night on The CW, airing at 9 PM.

The Hallmark Hall of Fame movie The Beach House will debut on the Hallmark Channel on April 28 at 9 PM, starring Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights), Andie MacDowell (Cedar Cove), Makenzie Vega (The Good Wife) and Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill).

The season finale of Homeland will air on Showtime on April 29 at 9 PM;  the final episode of Howards End will air at 8 PM on Starz and lastly, that same night, Good Witch will air its fourth season premiere on the Hallmark Channel at 9 PM.

Mark your calendars!

Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

5 PM:
Spectre movie on FX
Black Hawk Down movie on WGN America

6 PM:
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl movie on AMC

7 PM:
Psych on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

7:59 PM:
Howards End on Starz (Encore)

8 PM:
Supergirl on The CW (NEW)
Taken movie on Cinemax
National Treasure: Book of Secrets movie on Syfy
While You Were Sleeping movie on TMC
Black Hawk Down movie on WGN America
Psych on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

9 PM:
The Resident on FOX (NEW)
After All These Years movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)

10 PM:
The Crossing on ABC (NEW)

10:01 PM:
Good Girls on NBC (NEW)

Enjoy!

Hey All,

Here are the news items for the past week:

CASTING NEWS

Actor Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries) will be returning to the world of vampires, starring in the 10-episode Netflix series V-Wars, based on the best-selling book by Jonathan Maberry. Somerhalder will star as Dr. Luther Swann, who enters a world of untold horror when a mysterious disease transforms his best friend, Michael Fayne, into a murderous predator who feeds on other humans. As the disease spreads and more people are transformed, society fractures into opposing camps pitting normal people against the growing number of these “vampires.” Swann races against time to understand what’s happening, while Fayne rises to become the powerful underground leader of the vampires. (Deadline)

Actors Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) and Jake Busey (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) have joined the cast of Stranger Things for the Netflix’s hit series third season. Elwes will play Mayor Kline while Busey will play a character named Bruce, a journalist for the The Hawkins Post, with questionable morals and a sick sense of humor. (Variety)

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS

CBS announced the following renewals: Blue Bloods, Bull, Hawaii Five-O, Madam Secretary, MacGyver, NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans. The dramas NCIS, SEAL Team and S.W.A.T. were renewed earlier. No announcement has been made yet for Scorpion or Criminal Minds yet, though. (Variety)

Seven Seconds has been canceled after just one season at Netflix. (Variety)

Taken has been removed from the Friday night line-up as of this past Friday, returning on May 26 (a Saturday), burning off the rest of the show’s second season episodes at 8 PM. While it isn’t official, this move almost assures that the show will be cancelled. (Variety)

Syfy has officially cancelled the horror series Ghost Wars after one season. (Deadline)

The Nat Geo anthology series Genius is getting a third season, which will focus on Frankenstein author Mary Shelley. (Variety)

AWARD WINNERS

Congrats to the following Peabody Award winners: The Handmaid’s Tale, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and A Series of Unfortunate Events. (The Hollywood Reporter)

That’s it. Enjoy!

Saturday nights on the major networks are usually filled with repeats, reality, news or specials; but CBS is currently airing new episodes of a Canadian series.

Here is how that one drama fared in the overall ratings last night.

8 PM Show:
Ransom (CBS) [NEW] – 3 million viewers

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.

Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

6 PM:
Downton Abbey on PBS (Reair)
The Notebook movie on E!

6:05 PM:
Finding Nemo (animated) movie on Freeform

7 PM:
Howards End on Starz (Encore)
Cooking with Love movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Spectre movie on FX

8 PM:
Instinct on CBS (NEW)
Killing Eve on BBC America (NEW)
Call the Midwife on PBS (NEW)
Howards End on Starz (NEW – Part 3 of 4)
Despicable Me (animated) movie on FXX

9 PM:
NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS (NEW)
The Arrangement on E! (NEW)
When Calls the Heart on Hallmark Channel (NEW – Finale)
Unforgotten on PBS (NEW)
Private Eyes on ION (Reair)
Notting Hill movie on Encore
La La Land movie on HBO2

9:30 PM:
Howards End on Starz (Encore – Part 3 of 4)

10 PM:
Timeless on NBC (NEW)
Despicable Me (animated) movie on FXX

10:01 PM:
Deception on ABC (NEW)

Enjoy!

Last night’s programming was pretty full on the major networks except for the preemption of two Friday night dramas: Blue Bloods was interrupted for a special and Taken has been pulled from the Friday night schedule, being relegated to Saturday nights starting on May 26. And there was one season finale too.

Here is how the Friday night dramas, that aired new episodes, fared in the overall ratings last night:

8 PM Shows:
MacGyver (CBS) [NEW] – 6.3 million viewers
Blindspot (NBC) [NEW] – 2.8 million viewers
Once Upon a Time (ABC) [NEW] – 2.2 million viewers
Dynasty (The CW) [NEW] – 669,000 viewers

9 PM Shows:
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) [NEW] – 7.4 million viewers
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) [NEW] – 1.7 million viewers
Jane the Virgin (The CW) [Finale] – 641,000 viewers

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.