Monday, April 25, 2022

Abbott Elementary Finale Hits Multi-Platform Highs; Arnold Schwarzenegger Netflix Series Announces Cast

Abbott Elementary

After seven days of viewing across linear and digital platforms, the first season finale of ABC's Abbott Elementary delivered a 1.8 rating in Adults 18-49 to tie the series' highest-rated telecast of the season. The Abbott Elementary season finale skyrocketed over the series' December debut by 50% among Adults 18-49 (1.8 rating vs. 1.2 rating on 12/7/21). Abbott Elementary picked up an additional +3.1 million viewers over its initial Live+Same Day average to deliver 5.9 million Total Viewers on its season finale with delayed multiplatform viewing. In addition, the new ABC sitcom tripled among Adults 18-49 after just seven days of cross-platform viewing, jumping +200% to hit a 1.8 rating from a 0.6 rating in Live+Same Day. On average for its complete first season, Abbott Elementary stands as ABC's highest-rated new comedy among Adults 18-49 (1.7 rating) after seven days of viewing across linear and digital platforms since The Conners during the 2018-19 season.


Untitled Arnold Schwarzenegger Project

It was previously announced that Netflix picked up the Untitled Arnold Schwarzenegger Project, a scripted global spy adventure series that marks Schwarzenegger's first television project and hails from Skydance Television and Nick Santora; starring and executive produced by Schwarzenegger opposite Monica Barbaro (Top Gun: Maverick). Now, Netflix announced the following cast additions: Jay Baruchel (he / him) will play "Carter," the sweet and unsuspecting boyfriend of Emma (Monica Barbaro). Aparna Brielle (she / her) will play "Tina," an NSA analyst on loan to the CIA. Andy Buckley (he / him) will play "Donnie," Tally's current boyfriend, who is an easy-going fellow. Milan Carter (he / him) will play "Barry," a loveable man-child and proud nerd, who is an American CIA officer that has worked closely with Luke for the past 20 years.

Fortune Feimster (she / her) will play "Roo" (short for Ruth), a smart, sarcastic CIA Officer who looks up to Luke as a father figure. Barbara Eve Harris (she / her) will play "Dot," the Regional CIA Director. Intelligent, commanding, intimidating - Dot suffers no fools. Gabriel Luna (he / him) will play "Boro," an incredibly charismatic, Oxford-educated businessman, who's chosen to apply those skills to a career in the illegal arms trade. Fabiana Udenio (she / her) will play "Tally," Luke's ex-wife and Emma's mother, who does not know that the two are in the CIA, but has always been suspicious of Luke's frequent "business trips" which created distance in their relationship. Travis Van Winkle (he/him) will play "Aldon," a great CIA officer and world class wise-ass, who is a kind and sweet man under it all.


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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 23)

Friday, May 27

  • Josh Charles (Sports Night) - Watch Josh on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenna Fischer (The Office/Splitting Up Together) and Angela Kinsey (The Office/The Hotwives of Orlando) - Jenna and Angela talk about their new book, The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There, on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Double Rush/Parenthood) - David appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Courteney Cox (Shining Vale/Cougar Town/Friends/Family Ties) - Courteney is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (Call Me Kat/The Big Bang Theory/Blossom/Molloy) - Mayim appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Grey (Red Oaks/It's Like, You Know...) - Jennifer talks about her new memoir, Out of the Corner: A Memoir, on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Glen Powell (Scream Queens) - Glen talks about Top Gun: Maverick on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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02/22 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Eight
03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/15 - Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season
03/15 - The Proud Family - The Complete Original Series - Anniversary Collection
03/22 - The Honeymooners Specials - The Complete Collection
03/29 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/29 - Young Rock - Season One
04/05 - Up All Night - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/26 - The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy) - The Complete Fourth Season
04/26 - Jackie Gleason TV Treasures - 70th Anniversary Collection (including Honeymooners Rarities)
05/03 - No Activity - Season Three
05/31 - Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
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