Impractical Jokers Renewed for Season 9

Impractical Jokers, TruTV's longest-running series, has received an order for a ninth season. The hidden camera series is not just the most senior member of the network's current lineup, but it's also easily the network's #1 series. During its run, Impractical Jokers has spawned two spinoffs, an after show called Impractical Jokers After Party and a skit series titled Jokers Wild. Brian "Q" Quinn, James "Murr" Murray, Sal Vulcano and Joe Gatto star in the series as the titular jokers, who perform pranks in public.

What do you think of this news? Are you happy to see Impractical Jokers renewed? Let us know in the comments below!

Friday TV Ratings 7/19/19: Love Island Rises from Last Friday, Agents of SHIELD Holds Steady

Final numbers to come.
Time
Show
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMAmerican Ninja Warrior (R)0.6/43.01NBC

Love Island0.5/42.22CBS

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD0.4/32.36ABC

First Responders Live (R)0.3/21.61Fox

Masters of Illusion0.2/11.34The CW
8:30 PMThe Big Stage0.2/11.21The CW
9 PM20/20 (R)0.5/32.87ABC

Hawaii Five-0 (R)0.3/22.81CBS

MasterChef (R)0.3/21.13Fox

The Outpost (R)0.2/10.93The CW
10 PMDateline NBC (R)0.5/33.00NBC

Blue Bloods (R)0.3/23.49CBS

Archer Renewed for Season 11

 
Contrary to earlier plans, Archer will be returning for an eleventh season next season, with major changes set. After following an anthology format for three seasons, the animated spy comedy is set to return to its original storylines in season 11. Bob's Burgers star H. Jon Benjamin voices the titular Sterling Archer in the series, with Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Judy Greer and Chris Parnell also voicing main characters. In its third season on FXX, the show dropped nearly 25% to a 0.14 average, making it the lower-rated of FXX's two original shows. Below are the ratings for the full tenth season of Archer, subtitled 1999:

What do you think of this news? Are you excited to see Archer get an eleventh season? Let us know in the comments!

Thursday Cable Ratings 7/18/19: Amphibia Ties Low for Finale, Jersey Shore Family Vacation Slides

Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Thursday, 7/18/19. Items of note include the season finale of Amphibia on Disney Channel, Jersey Shore Family Vacation on MTV, and Baskets on FX.
(Note: Click the names of the shows written in purple or blue to be taken to their pages in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Database.)
Show
Network
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
Dr. Pimple PopperTLC0.522.45
Jersey Shore Family VacationMTV0.50.92
Jersey Shore Family VacationMTV0.430.81
Real Housewives of New YorkBravo0.311.09
Queen of the SouthUSA0.280.94
Christina On the CoastHGTV0.271.71
AloneHistory0.271.17
Untold Stories of the ERTLC0.261.45
HannityFox News0.263.34
Live RescueA&E0.251.02
Tucker Carlson TonightFox News0.243.23
Little Women AtlantaLifetime0.230.77
Mountain MenHistory0.231.74
House HuntersHGTV0.231.30
Unspouse My HouseHGTV0.231.34
The Ingraham AngleFox News0.222.75
Beat Bobby FlayFood0.220.78
ConanTBS0.220.49
ChoppedFood0.210.71
Little Women LALifetime0.20.77
Ax MenHistory0.21.11
The Shadows of DeathInvest. Disc.0.20.94
Growing Up Hip Hop AtlantaWE0.190.48
Pardon the InterruptionESPN0.180.59
The Rachel Maddow ShowMSNBC0.172.58




Highlights Below the Chart:


SirenFreeform0.120.41
BasketsFX0.110.37
BUNK'dDisney0.10.51
AmphibiaDisney0.060.34

Fear The Walking Dead Renewed for Season 6

AMC's Walking Dead spinoff will continue for at least another season, as the network has announced that Fear The Walking Dead has been renewed for a sixth season. Though not on the level of its massive parent series, and despite dropping nearly 40% this season, the show is still a top performer for AMC and cable in general with a 0.47 average. The series debuted in 2015 and has been a staple of the AMC schedule since then. Alycia Debnam-Carey, Lennie James, Jenna Elfman and Garret Dillahunt star in the series. This was a correct prediction for The TV Ratings Guide.


What do you think of this news? Will you be tuning in for the sixth season? Let us know in the comments below!

Thursday TV Ratings 7/18/19: Spin the Wheel, Holey Moley and Family Food Fight Hit Lows, Elementary Steady (UPDATED)

Finals Update: Elementary (-0.1) and a repeat of The Wall (-0.1) adjusted down.
Time
Show
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMMasterChef0.7/42.94Fox

The Wall (R)0.5/33.34NBC

Holey Moley0.6/43.17ABC

Love Island0.5/32.34CBS

iZombie0.2/10.73The CW
9 PMBig Brother1.0/53.79CBS

Hollywood Game Night0.5/32.41NBC

Spin the Wheel0.5/32.46Fox

Family Food Fight0.3/21.77ABC

The Outpost0.1/10.56The CW
10 PMElementary0.4/32.82CBS

Law & Order: SVU (R)0.3/22.11NBC

Reef Break0.3/21.83ABC

Off Topic -- Summer 2019 Thread

We are ushering a new era of Off Topic, folks! This is the official summer 2019 thread for Off Topic. Let's discuss away!

Week 1 (May 24): We are ushering in some new features for TVRG this summer. Season 1B of Writer's Block is coming next Thursday, while season 2B of Network will premiere this Sunday. Now, let's get on with the show!
Week 2 (May 31): Oh my! Summer is a time where pool parties, weddings, and everything under the sun happens. I know that by the time this is published and onto the front page that I am writing this. A few things: this thread will be updated per week. Second thing, I am preparing new Cable Renew/Cancel entries. More to come soon! Let's continue away!
Week 3 (June 7): Nothing happened much in the way of summer this week. Let's discuss away!
Week 4 (June 14): Hello peoples! It's Friday, and time for an update to this thread. Let's discuss away!
Week 5 (June 21): It's Friday folks! Welcome to a new week of OT! Let's discuss away!
Week 6 (June 28): It has been a long week, but a new week starts! Let's discuss away!
Week 7 (July 5): The month of July’s here already? Wow. Let’s discuss away!
Week 8 (July 12): Another week shows up. Let’s discuss away!
Week 9 (July 19): Some big news this past week happened, including a bleak Netflix Q2 earnings report. Since it's Friday, we ended up on week 9. Let's discuss away!

Writer’s Block - Episode 1.17 - Mike’s Last Stand





Writer’s Block 
1x17 - "Mike's Last Stand"


Written By:

Jessica Boggs


FADE IN:


EXT. APARTMENT BUILDING - DAY

A shabby looking apartment sits in the middle of downtown Beverly Hills, California. 

INT. APARTMENT BUILDING HALLWAY - DAY

While Noah and Jack are walking to their apartment, they spot an angry Mike. 

Mike spots them. His fists are clenched. 

MIKE
I knew you were going to sabotage my pilot chances!

Confused, Jack turns towards Noah. 

Noah then shrugs. 

Jack then turns back to Mike. 

JACK
Pilot chances? What are you talking about?

Mike stomps closer to Jack. 

MIKE
My comedy. About two dimwitted roommates. 

Noah’s eyes widen. Horror enters his face. 

Decisively, he clenches his fist and turns to Jack. 

NOAH
What the f*** does he mean by dimwitted?

JACK
If it’s what I think it is, it is about us.

Mike flashes an evil grin. 

MIKE
Correct. 

Jack gasps. 

JACK
Wait a second. Why do you have a problem with us writing a pilot script? 

MIKE
I have my reasons. One is that I have connections in this town, more than you will ever have. Two is that you don’t have writing ability and three, you’re dimwitted. 

NOAH
The lies you tell. If you really knew, Jack and I are writers. We’ve been writers for years. Unlike you, we have day jobs because we’re realistic. 

JACK
And furthermore, it takes time and effort to be an overnight success story, even with the connections you have. 

MIKE
Keep telling yourself that. 

Noah throws the first punch at Mike. 

Mike grabs Noah by the throat. Jack tries to break up the two of them up when Mike punches him. 

The room spins. Mike’s shirt tears off as Noah breaks free. 

Noah struggles to catch his breath. 

Suddenly, Mike kicks Noah as hard as he can. 

Noah collapses to the floor. 

Jack grabs a (wait for it) baseball bat and nearly whacks Mike so hard that it barely touches his jaw. 

Overhearing the commotion, Jill enters the scene. All fighting ceases.

JILL
What the f***? Noah! Are you okay?

Slowly, Noah gets up. He doesn’t remember anything.

NOAH
What am I doing here?

Angrily, Jill turns to Jack and Mike. 

JILL 
What is the meaning of this nonsense?

Mike immediately points to the injured and nearly amnesiatic Noah.

MIKE
He started this. He threw the first punch. 

Jack then becomes furious. 

He turns to Mike. 

JACK
No, you started it by calling Noah and me dimwitted. You taunted us by saying that you wrote a script about us that is likely to be false. 

Jill crosses her arms. 

JILL
It doesn’t matter who threw the first punch. Noah’s hurt. Shouldn’t you be focused on getting home instead of fighting over whose script’s better than the other? 

Mike looks at Jill and shrugs snootily. 

MIKE
Well, you oughta know. You won awards. Whose script do you think is better? Mine or theirs?

Jill glares furiously at Mike. 

JILL
A successful television writer never boasts about his or her awards or accomplishments constantly. They strive to improve themselves and their work. 

She then turns to walk back into her apartment. 

JILL (CONT’D)
Maybe you should take my advice, Mike. And Jack, Noah, good luck. Take as much feedback as you can get. 

JACK
We will. 

Jill leaves the scene. Jack grabs Noah and takes him back to their apartment. 

Mike then shrugs. He leaves the scene, about to plan his next move.

FADE OUTFADE IN:


EXT. APARTMENT BUILDING - DAY

A shabby looking apartment sits in the middle of downtown Beverly Hills, California. 

INT. APARTMENT BUILDING HALLWAY - DAY

While Noah and Jack are walking to their apartment, they spot an angry Mike. 

Mike spots them. His fists are clenched. 

MIKE
I knew you were going to sabotage my pilot chances!

Confused, Jack turns towards Noah. 

Noah then shrugs. 

Jack then turns back to Mike. 

JACK
Pilot chances? What are you talking about?

Mike stomps closer to Jack. 

MIKE
My comedy. About two dimwitted roommates. 

Noah’s eyes widen. Horror enters his face. 

Decisively, he clenches his fist and turns to Jack. 

NOAH
What the f*** does he mean by dimwitted?

JACK
If it’s what I think it is, it is about us.

Mike flashes an evil grin. 

MIKE
Correct. 

Jack gasps. 

JACK
Wait a second. Why do you have a problem with us writing a pilot script? 

MIKE
I have my reasons. One is that I have connections in this town, more than you will ever have. Two is that you don’t have writing ability and three, you’re dimwitted. 

NOAH
The lies you tell. If you really knew, Jack and I are writers. We’ve been writers for years. Unlike you, we have day jobs because we’re realistic. 

JACK
And furthermore, it takes time and effort to be an overnight success story, even with the connections you have. 

MIKE
Keep telling yourself that. 

Noah throws the first punch at Mike. 

Mike grabs Noah by the throat. Jack tries to break up the two of them up when Mike punches him. 

The room spins. Mike’s shirt tears off as Noah breaks free. 

Noah struggles to catch his breath. 

Suddenly, Mike kicks Noah as hard as he can. 

Noah collapses to the floor. 

Jack grabs a (wait for it) baseball bat and nearly whacks Mike so hard that it barely touches his jaw. 

Overhearing the commotion, Jill enters the scene. All fighting ceases.

JILL
What the f***? Noah! Are you okay?

Slowly, Noah gets up. He doesn’t remember anything.

NOAH
What am I doing here?

Angrily, Jill turns to Jack and Mike. 

JILL 
What is the meaning of this nonsense?

Mike immediately points to the injured and nearly amnesiatic Noah.

MIKE
He started this. He threw the first punch. 

Jack then becomes furious. 

He turns to Mike. 

JACK
No, you started it by calling Noah and me dimwitted. You taunted us by saying that you wrote a script about us that is likely to be false. 

Jill crosses her arms. 

JILL
It doesn’t matter who threw the first punch. Noah’s hurt. Shouldn’t you be focused on getting home instead of fighting over whose script’s better than the other? 

Mike looks at Jill and shrugs snootily. 

MIKE
Well, you oughta know. You won awards. Whose script do you think is better? Mine or theirs?

Jill glares furiously at Mike. 

JILL
A successful television writer never boasts about his or her awards or accomplishments constantly. They strive to improve themselves and their work. 

She then turns to walk back into her apartment. 

JILL (CONT’D)
Maybe you should take my advice, Mike. And Jack, Noah, good luck. Take as much feedback as you can get. 

JACK
We will. 

Jill leaves the scene. Jack grabs Noah and takes him back to their apartment. 

Mike then shrugs. He leaves the scene, about to plan his next move.

FADE OUT

WRITER’S BLOCK is one of The TV Ratings Guide's ORIGINAL SERIES, an exclusive feature of  The TV Ratings Guide.



WRITERS BLOCK is written and executive produced by Jessica Boggs and production is overseen by TVRGO as well as Boggs Productions. 





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Wednesday Cable Ratings 7/17/19: Pearson Flops, Suits Rises from Finale

Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Wednesday, 7/17/19. Items of note include the series premiere of Pearson and final season premiere of Suits on USA, and the return of Full Frontal on TBS.
(Click the names of the shows written in teal or blue to be taken to their pages in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Database.)
Show
Network
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
YellowstoneParamount0.472.08
Basketball WivesVH10.461.06
Southern CharmBravo0.441.27
Forged In FireHistory0.381.12
Tucker Carlson TonightFox News0.384.02
Property BrothersHGTV0.361.83
HannityFox News0.343.68
Full Frontal with Samantha BeeTBS0.320.94
Guy's Grocery GamesFood0.320.91
Married At First SightLifetime0.311.13
The Ingraham AngleFox News0.32.85
The StoryFox News0.292.86
CatfishMTV0.280.62
SnowfallFX0.280.70
Strongest Man In HistoryHistory0.280.75
House HuntersHGTV0.261.44
Are You The One?MTV0.260.52
Dark WatersInvest. Disc.0.251.20
The Wonderland MurdersInvest. Disc.0.251.15
The Daily ShowComedy Central0.240.75
House Hunters InternationalHGTV0.211.26
The FiveFox News0.212.64
SuitsUSA0.211.04
ConanTBS0.20.46
The Rachel Maddow ShowMSNBC0.22.58




Highlights Below the Chart:


YoungerTV Land0.160.63
Grown-ishFreeform0.150.39
Just Roll With ItDisney0.120.43
ArcherFXX0.120.26
PearsonUSA0.120.57
AmphibiaDisney0.090.41
KryptonSyfy0.090.37
Deal or No DealCNBS0.090.36