The View Primetime Ordered to Series by ABC, Marianne Williamson to Star

ABC is finally giving a spinoff to one of daytime's most iconic talk shows, with the network ordering a daily primetime edition of The View. Entitled The View Primetime, the show has been in development for months, and was created as a way to bring live event programming to ABC, something ABC President Karey Burke has been pushing for since taking over the position. The panel has already been set, and will include stars of recent ABC series as well as celebrities that have been recently a part of high-profile projects. 2020 presidential candidate and online meme sensation Marianne Williamson will moderate the series. Appearing alongside Williamson will be prosecutor and The Fix creator Marcia Clark, ABC President Karey Burke herself, Fresh Off the Boat's Constance Wu, Quantico star Priyanka Chopra Jonas, The Masked Singer's Ana Gasteyer, and Dancing With the Stars' Kate Flannery. American Housewife's Katy Mixon will appear as a weekly guest co-host on Fridays, and one of the chickens from Bless This Mess will appear as the show's official mascot. The series is set to premiere on April 31 at 7:60 PM, with guests Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Sunny Hostin. Future spinoffs, including a Saturday and LAte Night edition, are already in development.

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Writer’s Block - Episode 2.23 - Making the Pilot

Writer’s Block

2x23 - “Making the Pilot”

Written By:

Jessica Boggs



Jack, Ed, Noah, and a cast of unknown actors are in the studio to film the pilot. 


We have a studio audience coming in!


I’m nervous about that part.


Everything is going to be okay. You are going to knock it out of the park. 

The actors then get into their position with the studio. 

The audience members come in. 

Jack and Noah turn on the cameras. 

Ed then calls the filming into action. 

The audience cheers. 

Okay, now this is the part where it becomes a show within a show. 

We’re going to name the actors by the character names - Kasey, Jill, Jia, Brian, and Zach. 


It happens to be another day of work. 

Oh, and it’s report card day. 

We see Kevin around the cash register closing up shop. 

Jia enters from the back of the room. 

The kids, who are stocking shelves, grumble. 


Time for the report cards!


Are you serious Mom?


I don’t know if there’s anything to see. 


We’ll see. Zach, we’ll start with yours. 

Zach hands the report card over to Jia. 

Jia examines the report card carefully. 


And look at that, we have straight A’s! 


See, nothing to see here.


Zach, stop it. You worked hard. Now take the day off and go get some ice cream. 

Kevin hands Zach some money for ice cream.

Zach thanks his father and gleefully leaves the store.


Now for you, Miss Jillian.


Can we view Kasey’s first? 

Kasey quickly hands her report card over to Jia.

Jia examines her report card. She nods. 


Not bad. A’s in honors English, honors history, math, and your elective courses. And a B+ in honors chemistry. 


That’s a tough class, especially for a sophomore. You can ask me or your mom for help at any time. Now, take the day off and get some ice cream. 


Thanks Dad. If you need help for anything, just text me, okay?

Kasey then leaves the store with the money.

Then Jill reluctantly hands out her report card.

Jia then hangs her head in disappointment after examining Jill’s report card.


Cs, Ds, and one F. 


What? Are you serious?



Jill snickers in embarrassment. 


I wouldn’t be laughing at this if I were you, Jill. We’re disappointed. 


This is out of character for you, Jillian. As the oldest, you should be setting an example. These grades do not reflect who you are and what we know you are capable of.


What do you mean? 


We hope that school becomes more of a priority for you. You may not have ice cream today. So, we will be doing something else. Did you bring your homework?


I have it half-finished, but it’s a struggle for me. It’s the class I’m failing. 


Science class. And tomorrow, we’re going to go meet with your teacher to go over next steps. 

Jill nods. 



And cut!


You guys are knocking it out of the park. 


Thanks. Hopefully this gets picked up. 

On the next episode, it all comes down to this. 


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. 


Monday Cable Ratings 3/30/20: Better Call Saul and Briarpatch Drop, Spring Baking Championship and Dispatches from Elsewhere Steady, Breeders Nears High

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Monday, 3/30/20. Items of note include Better Call Saul on AMC, The Plot Against America on HBO, and Briarpatch on USA.
(Note: Click any show with its name in yellow or blue to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
Love & Hip Hop AtlantaVH10.691.45
Love & Hip Hop MiamiVH10.631.38
WWE RawUSA0.632.14
WWE RawUSA0.611.99
The FiveFox News0.615.14
Special Report with Bret BaierFox News0.524.39
WWE RawUSA0.511.65
Tucker Carlson TonightFox News0.484.74
HannityFox News0.454.58
The Ingraham AngleFox News0.414.00
Below Deck Sailing YachtBravo0.41.16
The Situation RoomCNN0.392.27
Cuomo Prime TimeCNN0.382.12
The StoryFox News0.383.21
Bill Hemmer ReportsFox News0.362.68
CNN Right NowCNN0.362.07
Your World with Neil CavutoFox News0.352.73
The Situation RoomCNN0.351.96
CNN Tonight with Don LemonCNN0.341.86
Daily Briefing w/ Dana PerinoFox News0.342.74
The Lead with Jake TapperCNN0.341.99
Better Call SaulAMC0.331.30
OutnumberedFox News0.332.84
Anderson Cooper 360CNN0.321.93
CNN NewsroomCNN0.321.78

Highlights Below the Chart:

Spring Baking ChampionshipFood0.31.31
Erin Burnett OutFrontCNN0.281.67
The Rachel Maddow ShowMSNBC0.283.29
The Daily ShowComedy Central0.280.83
Deadline: White HouseMSNBC0.172.34
Morning JoeMSNBC0.111.27
Dispatches from ElsewhereAMC0.060.23
The Plot Against AmericaHBO0.050.36
My Brilliant FriendHBO0.010.12

Sunday Cable Ratings 3/29/20: Last Week Tonight Returns Higher and Grows on Westworld, The Walking Dead and Homeland Sink

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Sunday, 3/29/20. Items of note include Last Week Tonight on HBO, The Walking Dead on AMC, and Homeland on Showtime.
(Note: Click any show with its name in orange to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
The Walking DeadAMC1.063.26
90 Day Fiancé: Before 90TLC1.023.35
Fox Report with Jon ScottFox News0.655.21
Fox Report with Jon ScottFox News0.645.09
The Situation RoomCNN0.563.20
Sister WivesTLC0.552.50
The Situation RoomCNN0.522.84
Fox Report with Jon ScottFox News0.53.68
The Situation RoomCNN0.42.69
Fox Concert for AmericaFox News0.392.91
Before 90 Days: Pillow TalkTLC0.381.53
CNN NewsroomCNN0.382.38
Talking DeadAMC0.371.39
CNN NewsroomCNN0.351.89
CNN TonightCNN0.351.65
CNN NewsroomCNN0.352.12
America's News HQFox News0.352.59
Diners, Drive-Ins & DivesFood0.341.29
Buddy vs DuffFood0.331.13
CNN TonightCNN0.331.58
CNN NewsroomCNN0.331.61
Beat Bobby FlayFood0.330.97
Diners, Drive-Ins & DivesFood0.311.19
Life, Liberty & LevinFox News0.33.17
Fox News SundayFox News0.32.49

Highlights Below the Chart:

Extreme Makeover: Home EditionHGTV0.271.33
Last Week Tonight with John OliverHBO0.250.97
When Calls The HeartHallmark0.232.36
Raven's HomeDisney0.130.48
Just Roll With ItDisney0.10.39
Black MondayShowtime0.030.16

Monday TV Ratings 3/30/20: Homefest Does 1/3 of iHeart Concert, The Good Doctor Rises for Finale with Weaker 20/20 Lead-In (UPDATED)

Finals Update: All shows held their preliminary ratings.
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
8 PMThe Voice1.7/89.77NBC


Celebrity Family Feud (R)0.9/55.25ABC

The Neighborhood (R)0.7/45.02CBS

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (P)0.2/10.87The CW
8:30 PMBob Hearts Abishola (R)0.6/34.28CBS

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.2/10.78The CW
9 PM20/200.8/44.90ABC

Prodigal Son0.7/33.47Fox

The Neighborhood (R)0.5/33.85CBS

Roswell, New Mexico0.1/00.63The CW
9:30 PMThe Neighborhood (R)0.6/33.72CBS
10 PMThe Good Doctor (F)1.1/57.71ABC


Homefest: Late Late Show Special0.5/33.27CBS