Bridgerton, the Regency-era romance from Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Scandal producer Shonda Rhimes, has beaten Henry Cavill’s The Witcher to become Netflix’s biggest show.
According to the streamer, a record 82 million households watched the series in its first 28 days, handily beating The Witcher‘s 76 million views during its own first 28 days. And while the show is clearly a big deal, Netflix’s definition of a “view” is somewhat controversial and might paint an inaccurate picture about how many people actually watched the show. Read More »
In today’s edition of TV Bits:
- Roseanne spin-off The Conners gets a premiere date and a new theme song
- A whole new slate of Shonda Rhimes shows coming to Netflix
- James Gunn‘s Starsky & Hutch show has been abandoned
- J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot has a new TV series in the works
- Y: The Last Man adds another cast member
- Christina Applegate heads to Netflix for Dead to Me
- Jillian Bell joins Ben Schwartz in Showtime comedy The Wrong Mans (yes, plural)
- Get Shorty gets a season 2 trailer
- And more!
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Shondaland and ABC’s Thursday night lineups had become synonymous with each other for 15 years — but no longer. Shonda Rhimes is bringing Shondaland to Netflix, jumping ship from the Disney-owned television network that housed her beloved, award-winning hits like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder.
The sudden move to Netflix takes place a week after Disney announced it was pulling its movies from the streaming service. Talk about a scandal.
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Posted on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Earlier this week we learned Cruel Intentions, the greatest love story of our time, was getting a completely unnecessary-sounding TV sequel. Now Romeo and Juliet, the greatest love story of someone else’s time, is following suit. ABC has put into development Still Star-Crossed, based on a 2013 novel that picks up after the events of William Shakespeare‘s teen romance classic.
Which sounds like a terrible idea, given that most of the characters you care about are dead after the events of Romeo and Juliet (400-year-old spoiler alert), but Still Star-Crossed one has one big thing going for it: It’s coming out of ShondaLand, the same watercooler drama factory that gave us Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder. Read about the Romeo and Juliet sequel after the jump. Read More »