‘Nothing more terrifying than hearing shooter reload from under your desk’ – Maryland paper survivor

A crime reporter who witnessed his colleagues being shot at an Annapolis, Maryland newspaper and then waited under his desk for the gunman to pick the next victim, posted a harrowing description of the attack on Twitter. Five people were killed and several others gravely injured at the offices of Capital Gazette in Annapolis on […]

Kiefer Sutherland’s ‘Designated Survivor’ May Get Saved by Netflix After ABC Cancellation

Last week brought dozens of cancellations by TV networks clearing the path for new shows hitting the air for the new 2018-2019 television season. Brooklyn Nine-Nine was lucky enough to be saved with a last minute renewal, and now one more has been given a new lease on life after being canceled. Designated Survivor is […]

Designated Survivor: ABC Boss Was Concerned About Show's 'Creative Path Forward,' Prompting Cancellation

The decision to cancel Designated Survivor was not purely ratings-driven, per ABC president Channing Dungey. During a conference call with reporters Tuesday, the exec cited the series’ anemic “live” ratings as only part of the Kiefer Sutherland drama’s woes. “Creatively, we’ve had a lot of behind-the-scenes churn on the show in terms of the number […]

Ratings: Designated Survivor, Empire Eye Lows; Code Black Returns Down

Designated Survivor this Wednesday drew 3.4 million total viewers and a 0.5 rating, ticking down on both counts and hitting a new demo low. Elsewhere on ABC, two Alex Inc. episodes did 3 mil/0.7 (at 8:30/7:30c) and then 2.5 mil/0.6 (giving Dez a markedly measlier lead-in). RELATEDMay Sweeps Preview: Get 110+ Spoilers, Exclusive Photos! Over […]

A Victorian survivor

WHEN the Foreign & Colonial Government Trust was launched in 1868, The Economist had its doubts. “The shape is very peculiar,” we worried, adding that “the exact idea upon which it starts has never been used before.” Some of the trust’s promises were “far too sanguine to ever be performed”. Nevertheless, we concluded that: “In our judgment, […]