Grand Army Premiere: Maliq Johnson on the Netflix Drama’s ‘Authentic’ Look at Issues Facing Black Teens in America

RELATED STORIES Warning: This interview contains mild spoilers from the premiere of Netflix’s Grand Army. Netflix’s newest teen addiction is no Riverdale — and that’s a very good thing. Loosely based on a 2013 play by series creator Katie Cappiello, Grand Army follows five diverse students at a public high school in Brooklyn. The series, which […]

2019 in Review: The 10 Best Dramas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to make lists about our favorite television! Now that December is upon us, we’re kicking off TVLine’s Year in Review, which honors the best, worst and weirdest of 2019 TV. First up? The year’s best drama series. The past 12 months were an embarrassment of riches for […]

Ratings: Batwoman Slips in Week 2, CBS Sunday Dramas All Rise

RELATED STORIES The CW’s Batwoman in Week 2 drew 1.46 million total viewers and a 0.3 rating, down 21 and 40 percent from its premiere and matching the lowest demo number Supergirl did all of last season in the Sunday leadoff spot. Supergirl herself (974K/0.4) slipped 23 and 25 percent, hitting and tying series lows. […]

Why You Should Binge-Watch These Spanish Dramas

English-speaking audiences may have previously dismissed Spanish-language series as melodramatic (see: cries in Spanish), but three recent high-budget Spanish period dramas — Velvet, Gran Hotel and Las Chicas del Cable — deliver addictively complex plotlines that fuse the camaraderie of Grey’s Anatomy, the workplace sexism of Mad Men, the humor of Friends and love stories […]

Now Stream This: Indie Dramas, Screwball Comedies, Horror Anthologies and ‘Walk Hard’

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)  Looking for something to stream this weekend and beyond? I’ve got you covered. This latest edition of Now Stream This has scoured streaming services to bring you back a variety of films: […]

Clairvoyant Crime Solver, Bellevue Hospital Dramas Get NBC Pilot Orders

NBC is adding more cops and doctors to its primetime lineup with a pair of new pilots. The Peacock network has ordered two new drama pilots for the 2018-19 TV season, TVLine has learned: clairvoyant crime drama In Between Lives, and an untitled medical drama set at Manhattan’s famous Bellevue Hospital. RELATED

Ratings: S.H.I.E.L.D. Slips to Lows With Second Friday Outing, CBS Dramas Rise

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD this Friday drew 1.93 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating, slipping 24 and 28 percent from its two-hour season opener to mark series lows. RELATEDCrazy Ex‘s Donna Lynne Champlin on Paula’s Big Episode, Singing About Penises THE CW |Crazy Ex (655K/0.2) was flat, while Jane (640K/0.3) ticked up. RELATED

Ratings: Sunday Night Football Tackles Season Lows, CBS Dramas Rebound

NBC’s Sunday Night Football coverage this week delivered 11.7 million total viewers and a 4.0 demo rating, down 7 percent from last week’s World Series-impaired fast nationals to mark season lows. RELATED2018 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble? Elsewhere…. ABC |The Toy Box (2.4 mil/0.4) and AFV (4.4 mil/0.9) […]

From Teen Soaps to Gritty Dramas: the Next Breakthrough Actress?

Bianca Lawson wanted more. That’s what the 38-year-old actress was thinking two years ago after decades devoted to teen roles. That’s not to say that Lawson hadn’t built an impressive résumé as a memorable presence in both film and television. From 2012 to 2015, for instance, the Los Angeles native played a powerful emissary to […]