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Old 07-05-2017, 05:40 PM   #136
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A Hurricane Headed for Gen-TV?

Is a hurricane of sorts headed to Gen-TV? If inside sources are to be believed then the answer is yes. Hollywood Insider is hearing that a shake-up within the executive leadership at Gen-TV is on its way. Rumors are rampant that the exit of Eva Vargas at YTN has left Gen-TV Executives desperate to hire her, and that in order to do so they may be willing to fire some of their current leadership. The person who should be most worried about their job? Alexander Anthony Montez (Alex Montez), the current Vice President of Gen-TV who has served in that role since May 1st. Our insiders tell us that nobody at the company is happy with his leadership and they feel he has not contributed anything of value to the company since he was hired.

"Alex should be terrified of losing his job in general, but if Eva is hired in any sort of leadership capacity than it would be almost certain he would be fired before she assumes her role." "Most likely he'd be replaced by Eva."

Believe it or not, it seems that the strongest advocate for Eva to be hired is Ross Chin, who she famously had words with months ago that resulted in her being temporarily suspended from her job. Our sources tell us that despite the harsh words of the past that Ross is a huge fan of her work and hopes to not only serve as a mentor to her but to also learn from her as well. "Ross believes that Eva would be a valuable asset to the company and will do anything to make it happen; even if that means backstabbing Alex to do so."


Breaking News:
Eva Vargas being considered for Gen-TV


Gen-TV's Ross Chin has confirmed to Hollywood Insider that he is "in active discussions with Eva Vargas about a position at Gen-TV Studios." Though he did not confirm details about what role she could potentially play, or if these discussions are serious it would seemingly be the very first step at the former YTN Executive moving over to her one-time rival network.

Insiders close to this situation tell Hollywood Insider that any such talks are likely "extremely preliminary and that it is unlikely they could proceed much further until Vargas current contract at YTN is completed or terminated." "There are too many unknowns at this time, but it is unlikely Vargas would even legally be free to pursue other work at this time."

Also, keep in mind that Gen-TV has not yet fired any of their current employees, leaving no official opening for Vargas to fill at this time. However, speculation is rampant that she is being considered a prime contender for a spot as Vice President, currently occupied by Alexander Anthony Montez (Alex Montez).
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:58 PM   #137
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Sunday, June 25-Monday, June 26, 2017:


Sunday, June 25:

Gen-TV's Sunday line-up was very strong in week two. "Love Affair: City Heat" was able to maintain strong retention week to week, especially in demos where it netted a 4.7 (over 4.8 last week). "Love with Jennifer Love Hewitt" while still soft, was able to grow in week to, climbing to a 10.4 in total viewers and a 2.7 in demos.

"Climb The Pyramid" continues to be a success for Gen-TV, holding strong in demos.


8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 16.7/6.6 18-49

9pm: Love Affair: City Heat (New): 13.6/5.4 18-49

10pm: Love with Jennifer Love Hewitt (New): 10.4 million/2.7 18-49

11pm: Investigations & Explorations with Leah Remini (New): 17.5/7.4 18-49
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Monday, June 26:


Gen-TV enjoyed stronger than average retention on Monday night among demos. Particuarly for comedy "Raising Grandma" which maintained nearly 100% of its viewership. The series also surged ahead in total viewers to a stunning 19.5 million viewers. "Deadly Visions" had to settle for second place this week among Gen-TV's crime dramas, as "The Mulroney Mysteries" surges ahead in demos and total viewers.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 18.5 million/6.9 18-40

9pm: Making It Work (Rerun): Ratings Unavailable

930: Raising Grandma (New): 19.5 million/7.4 18-49

10: The Mulroney Mysteries (New): 26.8 million/6.7 18-49

11: Deadly Visions (New, Season Premiere): 25.8 million/5.6 18-49



Gen-TV Ratings Report:

Tuesday, June 27-Tuesday, July 4, 2017:


Tuesday, June 27:

Gen-TV had reason to celebrate on Tuesday, with nearly 90% retention week to week for "The Hardest Goodbye", even if it is down year to year. "Cop City" performed admirably as well; while spin-off "Mob City" is still a let-down.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 14.89 million/5.4 18-49

9pm: The Hardest Goodbye (New): 9.36 million/3.2 18-49

10: Cop City (New): 13.2 million/3.5 18-49

11: Mob City (New): 9.1 million/3.5 18-49
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Wednesday, June 28:

Gen-TV's Wednesday night line-up continues to be strong, with "Trauma Center" and "Without Borders" its big stars. "Trauma Center" was up double digits in demos over last week, while "Without Borders" lost only 2.5% of its demos.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 14.44 million/5.6 18-49

9pm: Hart of Family (New): 12.85 million/4.4 18-49

930: Sisterly Love (New): 11.3 million/3.8 18-49

10: Trauma Center (New): 21.8 million/9.6 18-49

11: Without Borders (New): 19.34 million/4.5 18-49

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Thursday, June 29:

The good news for Gen-TV is that the music-themed season of "Celebrity Cooking Battles" held steady over last week, and "Climb The Pyramid" seems to be a solid hit. The bad news, "The Winners Circle" is a total dud, dropping 30% week to week.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 14.8 million/4.5 18-49

9pm: Celebrity Cooking Battles (New): 18.2 million/4.2 18-49

10: The Winners Circle (New): 4.4 million/.74 18-49

11: The Mallory's of Jefferson County (Rerun): Ratings Not Available
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Friday, June 30:

Looking at the numbers, Gen-TV's Friday is a stunning success, carried by "Being Janet Jackson" and "Sisters" performing well above expectations.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 13.95 million/4.5 18-49

9pm: Selling Out (Reruns): Ratings Not Available

930: Every Other Weekend (Reruns): Ratings Not Available

10: Being Janet Jackson (New): 23.1 million/8.3 18-49

11: Sisters (New): 23.5 million/7.4 18-49
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Saturday, July 1- Tuesday, July 4:

Gen-TV only aired reruns during these days and thus ratings are not available.
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:37 PM   #138
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Mallory's Contract Negotiations, End Date In Sight?

Gen-TV seems to be setting its sights on ending "The Mallory's of Jefferson County" as contract negotiations begin for the series which heads into its sixth season this fall. Sources tell us that these negotiations will be the roughest in the series history as ratings for the series are down from its early days, and a recent spin-off "The Malones" flatlined in the ratings. Coupled with huge salaries for its expansive cast and it seems trouble is in sight.

The main cast who are in active negotiations is Chris Pine, Tom Skerritt, William Devane, Raquel Welch, Donald Sutherland and Keifer Sutherland. Remaining cast members such as Gena Rowlands, Josh Charles, Leighton Meester and Lara Flynn Boyle are on a different contract cycle, having come onto the series later in its run.

Our sources tell us that Chris Pines salary and schedule are big factors in this round of negotiations, as his film schedule allows for little access to him, even though he is the main character on the show. Writers have worked around this in the past by writing for other characters, but this becomes more difficult each year. We are being told that Pine and his representatives are staying firm on wanting to secure a deal similar to the one he signed three years ago which allowed him preferential scheduling, a hefty pay raise, and a significant portion of the series back end, in addition to various other perks like a producing credit and duties in the writing room. Gen-TV evidently isn't keen on this and is looking to reduce is pay scale and have him on-set more often.

We also hear that Raquel Welch is unhappy with her limited storylines in the most recent seasons and is seeking an increase in her episode guarantee. It seems unclear if Gen-TV and producers can meet this however as her character has become less and less necessary to the story of the program, especially now that her main on-screen rival, Susan Sullivan has exited the program.

Another point of contention that is in need of a solution is the series future, particularly how many more seasons it will air. Though it is still the #1 rated series on TV by a wide margin, those ratings are falling fast and the series has seemingly peaked culturally as it has begun to lose its "cool appeal" and is now seen as a relic of the past. In a recent poll conducted of TV Viewers aged 18-34, "Mallory's" was ranked as the #2 "Least Trendy" show on TV. Our sources tell us that Gen-TV is anxious to keep the series on-air as long as it can, but that the producers are seeking a firm end date from the network sooner, instead of later. This is a point that will seemingly be unavoidable in the near future.


Breaking News:
Mallory's Talks Stalled
---Chris Pine Contract Talks At Impasse

Gen-TV has one big mess on its hands as contract negotiations with the principal cast members of "Mallory's of Jefferson County", the #1 overall rated TV series has reached a huge stumbling block. Sources tell us that at this point "talks are effectively at a standstill as Gen-TV is unable to come to terms with the demands from Chris Pine." Sources tell us that while Gen-TV was able to give Pine the salary he was asking for, the source of friction seems to stem from Gen-TV's scheduling demands, wanting Pine to be more available for filming, while his team is seeking less of a workload for the actor, citing his movie schedule. Essentially the contract talks are at a standstill, and when Gen-TV threatened to recast the role "all heck broke loose. While Gen-TV expected to get support from producers and other cast members, it has backfired." "Remaning cast members William Devane, Donald Sutherland and others are refusing to resign unless Gen-TV is able to resign Chris Pine as well."

This could potentially be a major problem for Gen-TV Studios, as "Mallory's" has a commanding lead in the ratings over all other series, and generates more profits than any other series on television. A delay of any kind on new episodes could prove fundamentally destructive for Gen-TV.

A source close to the situation tells us that while things are at a stop for now, it is very possible talks could resume before the new week begins and that Gen-TV Studios is going to work overtime to find a way to accomdate or reach a compromise with Pine.
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Gen-TV's Ross Chin has confirmed to Hollywood Insider that he is "in active discussions with Eva Vargas about a position at Gen-TV Studios." Though he did not confirm details about what role she could potentially play, or if these discussions are serious it would seemingly be the very first step at the former YTN Executive moving over to her one-time rival network.

Insiders close to this situation tell Hollywood Insider that any such talks are likely "extremely preliminary and that it is unlikely they could proceed much further until Vargas current contract at YTN is completed or terminated." "There are too many unknowns at this time, but it is unlikely Vargas would even legally be free to pursue other work at this time."

Also, keep in mind that Gen-TV has not yet fired any of their current employees, leaving no official opening for Vargas to fill at this time. However, speculation is rampant that she is being considered a prime contender for a spot as Vice President, currently occupied by Alexander Anthony Montez (Alex Montez).

Breaking News:
Disgraced YTN President joins Gen-TV
---Eva Vargas In, Alex Montez OUT

In one of the more unusual twists to come out of the TV industry this season, Hollywood Insider can officially confirm that former YTN President Eva Vargas, who resigned this past week from her post has inked a lucrative deal to join YTN's main rival network, Gen-TV as its new Vice President, where she will report to her former competitor, Ross Chin.

Earlier this year Vargas and Chin got into a war of words with each other that got very heated and gained both networks negative publicity. Vargas was eventually fined for her role in the situation, though most of those fines were eventually suspended or waived.

Now the bad news, this means that Alexander Anthony "Alex" Montez has been fired from his role as Vice President of Gen-TV Studios, and will exit the role immediately. Vargas assumes her new role right away.

While it may seem like a big step-down for Vargas to go from being President of a network to Vice President, it isn't, because keep in mind her new role is Vice President of Gen-TV STUDIOS, not just Gen-TV Network. In this new role, she will be responsible for far more than just one network, she'll have a huge role in development for programming for a wide variety of outlets from streaming sites (primarily Stream-ME), cable, broadcasters, theatrical films, and will also deal with the business issues related to each.

Gen-TV Studios President Ross Chin confirmed this hiring and said: "We are thrilled to finally be able to confirm that Eva Vargas has accepted an offer to join our team." "Eva is one of the most brilliant minds working in television today and to have her on Gen-TV's payroll is fantastic coming together of the top entertainment studio in the country and one of the top minds in that space." "Eva is going to become an integral part of Gen-TV's future and I know she brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience we can benefit from." "There are absolutely no hard feelings between us personally and we have spoken to each other at length about our past issues and have decided to move on from them, as we have come to appreciate that we are both passionate, outspoken people who care deeply about what we do."


Regarding the sudden firing of Montez, who only joined Gen-TV in April, Chin said "Alex simply didn't fit with where Gen-TV is looking to move in the future. He is a brilliant executive but just wasn't the right fit for Gen-TV Studios at this time." "I wish him the best in his future endeavors."
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:56 PM   #140
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---Cain Wentworth, Doug Bartell Engaged


In a twist nobody saw coming, two former Gen-TV Executives; Cain Wentworth, 36, and Doug Bartell, 40 have announced that they are dating each other and that they plan to get married to one another by years end.

This news comes literally out of nowhere as Bartell has never previously mentioned being gay or bisexual; and as recently as October 2015 was interviewed with his longtime girlfriend Elise. There has never been a public mention of them breaking up. However, while researching for this article, Hollywood Insider was able to reach Elise Davis for comment and she said "Although I prefer to keep my personal life out of the public eye; it is true that Doug and I are not together anymore. I wish Dough the best that life has to offer."

Wentworth on the other hand has previously acknowledged that he would at least consider the idea of dating a man. However, due to politics at Gen-TV and their previously tumultuous working history together nobody would have believed Bartell and Wentworth would end up together. Bartell was fired from his job as Gen-TV's President of Programming in 2015; a role that went to Wentworth who was Bartell's closest friend. Bartell; having just returned to work after a brain aneurysm publically blamed Wentworth and Gen-TV Executive Amanda Green for his firing, causing a rift that seemingly left his friendships shattered. Sources confirm Wentworth and Bartell did not speak for all of 2015 and only started speaking again in October 2016. Bartell has confirmed that he and Green have not spoken since October 2015. Wentworth also says he has not spoken to Green since January 2016. Green declined to comment.

Cain Wentworth confirms that he and Doug began dating in last month and got engaged last Wednesday. Neither has been married before; however, both have had previous engagements to women that did not reach marriage
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Gen-TV Executives Marry Each Other

Hollywood Insider has the exclusive report on the nuptials between Board of Director Chairperson Cain Wentworth and his husband, former Gen-TV Executive Doug Bartell. The unlikely couple married in a private ceremony aboard a luxury yacht on the waters of Hawaii over July 4th weekend.

Wentworth, 37 wore a black Armani tuxedo with blue suspenders while Bartell, 41 wore black Armani tux pants and a white Armani jacket with gold buttons and a gold cummerbund. Supermodel, Elise Angelo was the head bridesmaid, while actresses Tiffani Thiessen, Joanna Garcia Swisher, Tori Spelling and Valerie Bertinelli were among the other bridesmaids who walked the aisle. Maid of honor Molly Shannon gave a hilarious and passionate three and a half minute speech during the private reception held at a Maui country club. Best Man, Nick Swisher was joined by groomsmen Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, Chris Kluwe, Sean Avery, Darren Criss, Matt Bomer and Nico Tortorella.

Music legends Babyface & Toni Braxton were the headlining performers at the ceremony who performed a medley of hits for the adoring couple. The private ceremony lasted over two days as the couple rented an entire resort for their wedding. Sources tell us that in attendance at the wedding was a who's who of Hollywood heavyweights; including cast members from nearly every Gen-TV series; including Chris Pine who is currently in the middle of contract talks with Gen-TV for his series "The Mallory's of Jefferson County." The food was catered by the resort but featured some dishes prepared by celebrity chef Ming Tsai.

Among the big surprises were the fact that the head bridesmaid was Elise Angelo (formerly Davis) considering she is Doug Bartell's ex-girlfriend who he dated for over two and a half years. Also bizarre was the attendance of Amanda Leigh Green, the 35-year-old former Gen-TV Executive who both Bartell and Wentworth had public feuds with over the last decade. Sources tell us "Green was invited to the wedding and attended it without incident, she is on good terms with both Cain and Doug."

Ironically, also in attendance was Alexander Anthony Montez, who gave a rousing speech in support of the couple, just days before being fired from his job as Vice President of Gen-TV Studios; a decision that Wentworth likely played a big role in making. Sources indicate that this firing is "blindsiding to Montez and is simply destroying him." They tell us "He feels betrayed and feels like Cain should have warned him this was coming."
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Gen-TV Ratings Report:

Tuesday, June 27-Tuesday, July 4, 2017:


Tuesday, June 27:

Gen-TV had reason to celebrate on Tuesday, with nearly 90% retention week to week for "The Hardest Goodbye", even if it is down year to year. "Cop City" performed admirably as well; while spin-off "Mob City" is still a let-down.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 14.89 million/5.4 18-49

9pm: The Hardest Goodbye (New): 9.36 million/3.2 18-49

10: Cop City (New): 13.2 million/3.5 18-49

11: Mob City (New): 9.1 million/3.5 18-49
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Wednesday, June 28:

Gen-TV's Wednesday night line-up continues to be strong, with "Trauma Center" and "Without Borders" its big stars. "Trauma Center" was up double digits in demos over last week, while "Without Borders" lost only 2.5% of its demos.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 14.44 million/5.6 18-49

9pm: Hart of Family (New): 12.85 million/4.4 18-49

930: Sisterly Love (New): 11.3 million/3.8 18-49

10: Trauma Center (New): 21.8 million/9.6 18-49

11: Without Borders (New): 19.34 million/4.5 18-49

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Thursday, June 29:

The good news for Gen-TV is that the music-themed season of "Celebrity Cooking Battles" held steady over last week, and "Climb The Pyramid" seems to be a solid hit. The bad news, "The Winners Circle" is a total dud, dropping 30% week to week.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 14.8 million/4.5 18-49

9pm: Celebrity Cooking Battles (New): 18.2 million/4.2 18-49

10: The Winners Circle (New): 4.4 million/.74 18-49

11: The Mallory's of Jefferson County (Rerun): Ratings Not Available
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Friday, June 30:

Looking at the numbers, Gen-TV's Friday is a stunning success, carried by "Being Janet Jackson" and "Sisters" performing well above expectations.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 13.95 million/4.5 18-49

9pm: Selling Out (Reruns): Ratings Not Available

930: Every Other Weekend (Reruns): Ratings Not Available

10: Being Janet Jackson (New): 23.1 million/8.3 18-49

11: Sisters (New): 23.5 million/7.4 18-49
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Saturday, July 1- Tuesday, July 4:

Gen-TV only aired reruns during these days and thus ratings are not available.


Gen-TV Ratings Report:

Week of Wednesday, July 5-Saturday, July 8, 2017:




Wednesday, July 5:

While "Climb The Pyramid" slips a bit in demos, "Trauma Center" surges upward in that same measurement. Meanwhile, "Without Borders" continues to impress. Gen-TV's comedies, however, continue to show signs of trouble with "Sisterly Love" falling in demos and "Hart of Family" stagnant.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 14.83 million/4.6 18-49

9pm: Hart of Family (New): 12.41 million/4.3 18-49

930: Sisterly Love (New): 9.4 million/2.6 18-49

10: Trauma Center (New): 24.93 million/11.8 18-49

11: Without Borders (New): 22.8 million/5.7 18-49
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Thursday, July 6:

While "The Winners Circle" is officially a failure, "Climb The Pyramid" forges ahead in great style. "Celebrity Cooking Battle" is up slightly from last week.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 17.3 million/5.5 18-49

9pm: Celebrity Cooking Battles (New): 19.4 million/4.5 18-49

10: The Winners Circle (New): 3.2 million/.74 18-49

11: The Mallory's of Jefferson County (Rerun): Ratings Not Available
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Friday, July 7:

With "Being Janet Jackson" reaching an all-time high due to coverage of her public divorce; Gen-TV benefitted from an overall boost. A rarity these days. "Climb The Pyramid" is solid and "Sisters" leaps upward in demos.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 15.8 million/5.3 18-49

9pm: Selling Out (Reruns): Ratings Not Available

930: Every Other Weekend (Reruns): Ratings Not Available

10: Being Janet Jackson (New): 40.3 million/13.8 18-49

11: Sisters (New): 23.58 million/9.3 18-49
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Saturday, July 8:

Gen-TV only airs reruns on Saturday and ratings will not be published.
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While dramatic programs like “Sisters”, “Gone” or “The Huntress” have arguably been Gen-TV’s strongest series, it has historically been comedies that gave the network the biggest bang for their buck, and that carried the largest profit margin. Programs as diverse as "Doctor/Patient", "The Arrival", "Hot Tamales", "Over My Head" and "Detective Mom" all ran for absurdly long periods of time; generating the biggest syndication dollars and biggest overall return on investment. There was a period of time, however from roughly 2013-2016 that Gen-TV struggled to launch a successful new comedy and had to make do with leftovers from the past that were fading fast. It was in 2012, following the cancellations of long-running comedies "Boyfriends" after six seasons and "Doctor/Patient", "Never Again", "Something Old, Something New", "Life’s Facts" and "The Arrival" after four seasons that trouble began.

Those programs all ended for either creative or financial reasons, some like "Life’s Facts" had simply run their course and weren't as popular anymore; others like "Boyfriends" or "Doctor/Patient" were financially incapable of continuing. It was the following season that Gen-TV started to feel their loss, coupled with losing two additional sitcoms "Elizabeth Bordoe" and "Better With You" in May 2014 and the fact that of the five new sitcoms that debuted in fall 2013, only two (Molly Says, I Said So) would be considered successful and last more than another season. The other two, were "Better Without You" a disastrous spin-off of "Better With You" that failed creatively and commercially; and was axed shortly into its 26 episode run; and "Rules of The Game", a bland sitcom that was part of a trend that season of ensemble comedies centered on 20-somethings looking for love. It somehow managed to last another season before getting canceled. It lasted only ten episodes longer than "Mixology", an ABC sitcom with a similar premise that got canned in 2014 as well.


At this point, Gen-TV only had two comedies on their schedule that could be considered reliable successes; but both were long in the tooth; “Over My Head”, in its eleventh season, and “Detective Mom” in its seventh season were both capable of delivering solid ratings, but both were part of a larger pool of comedies that were closer to the finish line than the starting point, other series in this field included "Brand New World", "Turned Around", "The People Next Door", and "Inside Out". And yet. despite the success of new comedies "Molly Says" and "I Said So", Gen-TV would struggle to launch a new comedy for many years after that.

Look at the comedies to debut on Gen-TV in the fall seasons of 2014 and 2015 and it's apparent how desperate they were for a hit sitcom; In fall 2014 they debuted two sitcoms, "The Ghost of Us" and "I Dream of Johnny", both with a supernatural theme. Neither would return in the fall of 2015; which saw the debuts of five new comedies; "Foley's Family”, “The Four of Us", "Raising Grandma", "Running In Circles" and "Sisterly Love". Luckily for Gen-TV, four out of the five would run more than a season, but only "Raising Grandma" could be considered a bonafide hit. However, the relative success of the other four was a positive sign for Gen-TV which was looking at a future where their remaining few comedies would be ending, and they'd have a schedule full of dramas, which despite being popular are not financially lucrative in the way a comedy it. "The Four of Us" lasted two seasons, getting canceled this past May, while "Sisterly Love" benefitted from a controversy that gained it additional publicity and an extra summer season.

Luck really changed for Gen-TV in the 2016-2017 season with the launch of eleven comedies, eight of which were granted second seasons, and three of which (Zendaya, Magic School, Selling Out) can be called genuine success stories. This is where Gen-TV's comedy troubles may be starting again; looking at the Fall 2017 schedule you can see that Gen-TV has 20 comedies set to air during the season, including seven new series. Those seven new series are comprised of a huge range of genres, including children's series (Fish out of Water, the Special Classroom), multi-camera sitcoms with a family theme (Say Uncle, Homecourt Advantage), and flashy, edgy single-camera comedies (The Boss Lady, Limited Edition, Highly Functioning Adults).

The future of these series is anybody's guess but based on advance reviews and audience polls conducted recently, it is unlikely that more than three will last beyond the first season. One series, "Highly Functioning Adults" has already been the victim of protest from parent groups calling into question its drug-themed content. Another, "The Special Classroom" has raised the concern of educators who claim it dehumanizes special needs people by having them played by puppets instead of human actors; and that it overly simplifies special education.

That aside, the real problem for Gen-TV is with its thirteen returning sitcoms, only five of which have aired more than a single season previous season; and that leaves eight series with a single previous season battling it out for future renewals, potential syndication deals and the ability to become long-running hits. Among them are “Mama Knows Best”, “Outside The Lines”, “Hart of Family”, “Unlikely Family”, “Every Other Weekend”, “Selling Out”, “Magic School” and “Zendaya.” At the top of these series are “Selling Out”, “Magic School” and “Zendaya”, all likely to achieve future renewals through continued ratings dominance and all likely to benefit from syndication contracts in the future. This is where the fight starts for the other series; with “Mama Knows Best” and “Unlikely Family” nearly tied in demos and even among total viewers; both have achieved decent ratings, but neither has broken out into the zeitgeist. Of the two, “Mama Knows Best” is the buzziest, due to a cast that includes Patti Labelle and Nia Long; and because of the publicity, it gets for being the rare broadcast sitcom to feature a black cast. “Unlikely Family” had strong buzz coming into its debut but that has mostly faded as the series struggles to establish itself as a long-term success. “Hart of Family” and “Every Other Weekend” are both in the middle of the ratings pack, neither has truly broken out, but they haven’t done so poorly as to warrant cancellation yet. “Outside The Lines” is at the bottom of this list, simply because it has generated poor ratings throughout its run and has only survived this long due to a corporate sponsorship with the NASCAR program which underwrites its entire season. Anything could happen in the future, but Gen-TV has a long fight ahead of them to survive the comedy war that is coming.
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Getting To Know: Eva Vargas
---Gen-TV's new vice president as you've never seen her

Although she's worked as President of YTN Network since 2013, following the tragic death of her dear friend Olivia Pavlin; Eva Vargas has kept a fairly low profile in those 3 1/2 years.; with the one exception being the brutal and unusual war of words she had earlier this year with Ross Chin. The situation which stemmed from a misunderstanding over ratings information quickly got out of hand and ended with hurt feelings, tarnished reputations, fines from the FCC and other regulatory agencies and ultimately, the end of her job at YTN. Though officially she resigned, it is clear from industry sources that it was this scuffle with Gen-TV that ultimately cost Vargas her job as she refused to apologize publically and lost face with the public and her bosses at YTN.

Hollywood Now spoke with Ms. Vargas to get her side of the story and to find out how she plans to make amends with the man who is now her direct supervisor. We also find out why she made the jump to Gen-TV, and how her intimate knowledge of Gen-TV's main competitor will affect her work.

First off, for those who many not be aware; Eva Vargas was born May 10, 1968 in Pontiac, Michigan, but was raised in Providence, Rhode Island, and Brookline, Massachusetts. She was born as Elveria-Mae Lopez, and was raised by divorced parents. Her mother, Rita Lopez (nee Reyes); was her primary caregiver, raising her as a single mother in Providence, RI; along with Elveria's four older brothers and two younger sisters. She spent summers in Brookline, Massachusetts with her father, Ronald Lopez and her stepmother, Minvera Lopez (nee Monticello), where she had two stepbrothers and a stepsister. She attended high school at Providence's Central High School, an average student graduating with a B- average. She attended undergraduate at University of Massachusetts-Lowell, where she took the nickname Eva and earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Business Management. In 1993 she earned her graduate degree from Suffolk University. In August 1993 she moved to New York for her first professional job as a buyer at SAKS Fifth Avenue; this is where she met Alexander Vargas, whom she became engaged to in November 1994 and married in July 1995.

In 1997, the Vargas family moves to Los Angeles, California when Alexander, a playwright lands a writing job on the staff of the TV series "Homicide: Life on The Street." Enjoying their first professional success together, Eva becomes pregnant with their first child; Maddie, born December 1997; second daughter Corrine is born in April 1999 and their third child, a son named Conrad is born August 2001. Eva accepts a job at CBS Network as an ad buyer in December 2002 and quickly works her way up to a role as Executive Vice President of Ad Sales. In January 2006, Eva accepts a new job at Warner Brothers Television where she becomes a development executive. Thriving in that role she stays at Warner Brothers until May 2011 when she accepts a similar position at NBC-Universal owned network Bravo; her biggest success there is helping to develop the "Real Housewives" franchise, which becomes a huge success. In 2013 she joins YTN Network where she stayed until this week.

By now a veteran of the TV industry, Vargas brings to her new role at Gen-TV Studios a wealth of knowledge and information, if not a little bit of baggage given what transpired between her and Ross Chin, we spoke to Mrs. Vargas about this and other topics and here is what transpired:

Hollywood Now: First off, we want to welcome you to Hollywood Now and thank you for speaking to us. Let's get right down to it, of all the places you could find work, how did you end up at Gen-TV Studios?

Eva Vargas: It was just one of those twists of fate you can't describe. It is not something I would have imagined for myself a year ago, but it seems to be working out alright.

Hollywood Now: How did this job come about? Did you call them or did they call you?

Eva Vargas: Ross (Chin) and Cain (Wentworth) both personally called me and asked if rumors of my exit from YTN were true. Cain informed me that he might have an opening coming up and asked if I'd ever be interested in working for Gen-TV Studios. I honestly thought it was a joke at first, given the history. I told him that at that particular moment I was still under contract with YTN and had not made a decision about my future yet. I thanked him and politely declined. Cain and I have known each other for years since we were both working at NBC-Universal.

I think it was maybe two hours later that Ross Chin called and basically repeated what Cain had said. Needless to say, that call was awkward but ended up with a job offer.

Hollywood Now: Given the tense history between the two of you, how to you clear the air, did you talk about the public fight you guys had?

Eva Vargas: Ross and I have great respect for each other, we always have and any issue we had were cleared up months ago. But, yes we briefly discussed that and both came to terms with our personal involvement in that situation. We have a good relationship now, we are like brothers and sisters by now.

Hollywood Now: Was there any hesitation in accepting a job where he would be your boss?

Eva Vargas: Not a single one. No major TV studio would go to the trouble of hiring an executive just to humiliate her or to make her life difficult.

Hollywood Now: You spent nearly four years at YTN, which has historically been Gen-TV's biggest rival. Do you worry your intimate inside knowledge of YTN could negatively impact your work at Gen-TV? or possibly become a legal issue?

Eva Vargas: If anything it would be a benefit to me. As long as I don't repeat anything confidential I'll be fine. Executives jump to rival studios all the time in this industry.

Hollywood Now: Any advice you want to give Paul Johnson; who is temporarily filling your role at YTN?

Eva Vargas: Paul doesn't need any advice from me, he knows what he's doing. And I mean that with nothing but respect.

Hollywood Now: Would it be fair to say that your exit from YTN was not of your choice?

Eva Vargas: Obviously, I think that is public knowledge. I was asked to resign, and I complied.

Hollywood Now: It has been stated that Grayson Rogers was angry at you for your involvement with the Ross Chin/Gen-TV spat; and that he had worked to get you out since that occurred. Would you say that is accurate?

Eva Vargas: I will say that on a personal level, Grayson and I are fine, we have absolutely nothing but respect for each other. But, yes, on a professional level our relationship has been better. As my boss he was rightfully angry that I let myself get involved in a situation like that. He had mentored me for years and taught me better than that.

Hollywood Now: So, it would be accurate to say that his asking you to quit must have been hurtful?

Eva Vargas: Hurtful, No. Humiliating? Yes. My ego was bruised for sure.

Hollywood Now: It is said that by working for Gen-TV you are forfeiting a salary of over 1.1 million per year plus bonuses, is that true? Is Gen-TV compensating you to cover that loss?

Eva Vargas: Out of respect for both YTN and Gen-TV, I will decline to answer that question.

Hollywood Now: What in your opinion is going to be your biggest challenge at Gen-TV, either creatively or professionally?

Eva Vargas: I think the biggest issue I'll face at Gen-TV is working with a budget that is so much larger than I'm used to. Gen-TV generates at least 3X's the profits that YTN does and has a larger production budget for their series.

Hollywood Now: On a personal level, how has all this change in your life affected your family? Your husband Alexander and your kids?

Eva Vargas: Well, I've got to say my family still supports me just as they always have.
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Congrats to Gen-TV's Emmy Nominees!
-Gen-TV nabs over 40 Emmy nominations
A Hollywood Now Report


Including various technical and creative arts categories, Gen-TV Studios grabbed over 40 nominations for the 67th Annual Emmy Awards says newly minted Vice President of the studio, Eva Vargas. Below is a full list of this year's nominees in the major categories, with Gen-TV's nominations in BOLD print. (Including Hollywood Now's commentary on the noms).

Outstanding Comedy Series:

Atlanta, FX Networks
VEEP, HBO
Blackish, ABC
Master of None, Netflix
Modern Family, ABC
Silicon Valley, HBO
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix
Selling Out, Gen-TV Network
Every Other Weekend, Gen-TV Network

COMMENTARY:

"Selling Out" has been a stand-out for Gen-TV all season long; so it is no surprise to see this Tina Fey comedy competing here. It'll be interesting to see it compete against Tina's Netflix show, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt". Even though both are probably going to lose out to FX's "Atlanta" or ABC's "Black-ish" which have dominated the critical pool this season.

Our odds on favorite to win is "Black-Ish", with "VEEP" on its heels.

Meanwhile, it is something of a surprise to see "Every Other Weekend" grab a nomination. It was just barely renewed for a second season and has generated very little critical support.

Lead Actor, Comedy Series:

Anthony Anderson, Blackish, ABC
Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix
Donald Glover, Atlanta, FX
Zach Galifianakis , Baskets, FX
William H. Macy, Shameless, Showtime
Jeffery Tambor, Transparent, Amazon
Steve Schirippa, Peretti Rules, Gen-TV Network
Kyle Bornheimer, Every Other Weekend, Gen-TV Network
Chris Parnell, Selling Out, Gen-TV Network

COMMENTARY:

The surprise here was Steve Schirippa for "Peretti Rules", a show that wasn't well received by the public and was canceled quickly. Also surprising it the success of "Every Other Weekend", and a nomination for Bornheimer. Chris Parnell for "Selling Out" is a strong contender and could easily win this category. His work is the most traditionally comedic which could give him a leg-up, over the more serious nominees.

However, our odds on favorite to win is Donald Glover.


Lead Actress, Comedy Series:

Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Veep, HBO
Allison Janney, Mom, CBS
Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish, ABC
Pamela Adlon, Better Things, FX
Elie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix
Jane Fonda, Grace & Frankie, Netflix
Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie, Netflix
Christina Applegate, Every Other Weekend, Gen-TV Network
Octavia Spencer, Selling Out, Gen-TV Network
Rachel Dratch, Selling Out, Gen-TV Network
Tina Fey, Selling Out, Gen-TV Network
Patti Labelle, Mama Knows Best, Gen-TV Network

COMMENTARY:

What a crowded category we have here. We also have a trend with Gen-TV's "Selling Out" and "Every Other Weekend" grabbing four slots in total. The Academy clearly responded to "Selling Out" with nods for its three leading ladies, Tina Fey, Octavia Spencer and Rachel Dratch. And Christina Applegate represents "Every Other Weekend" while co-star Sarah Chalke is snubbed in favor of Patti Labelle from "Mama Knows Best."

Our favorite to win here is Tracee Ellis Ross, but Octavia Spencer is a close second.


Supporting Actor, Comedy Series:

Louie Anderson, Baskets, FX
Ty Burrell, Modern Family, ABC
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live, NBC
Titus Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix
Tony Hale, Veep, HBO
Matt Walsh, Veep, HBO
Alec Baldwin, Selling Out, Gen-TV Network
Ken Marino, Sisterly Love, Gen-TV Network

COMMENTARY:

Alec Baldwin competes against himself in this category, earning nods for "Saturday Night Live" and "Selling Out." However, we believe he'll win for SNL. Nipping at his heels is Louie Anderson, who won last year. Gen-TV's other nominee is Ken Marino from "Sisterly Love"; a worthy but completely random choice.

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series:

Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live, NBC
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live, NBC
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live, NBC
Judith Light, Transparent, Amazon
Kathryn Hahn, Transparent, Amazon
Anna Chlumsky, Veep, HBO
Swoosie Kurtz, Desperately Amy, Gen-TV Network
Roseanne Barr, Going South, Gen-TV Network
Lisa Bonet, Mama Knows Best, Gen-TV Network

COMMENTARY:

In this category, we have three SNL ladies competing against two from Amazon's Transparent. For Gen-TV we have three nominees from rapidly different series. Roseanne gets a stunning surprise nod for "Going South"; the lowest-rated series of the season and the first canceled. Swoosie Kurt, a beloved veteran actress nabs a nod for her work on the acclaimed, but unpopular with viewers, "Desperately Amy" while Lisa Bonet, earns a nod for "Mama Knows Best". She was nominated in 1986 for "The Cosby Show."

Our favorite to win is Kate McKinnon. But we are glad to see nominations for Vanessa Bayer and Leslie Jones as well.


Directing, Comedy Series:

Atlanta, FX
-Donald Glover (Episode Title "B.A.N.")

Silicon Valley, HBO
-Jamie Babbit (Episode Title "Intellectual Property")

Silicon Valley, HBO
--Mike Judge (Episode Title "Server Error")

Veep, HBO
---Morgan Sackett (Episode Title "Blurb")

Veep, HBO
---David Mandel (Episode Title "Groundbreaking")

Veep, HBO
--Dale Stern (Episode Title "Justice")

Molly Says, Gen-TV Network
--Molly Shannon & Jayne Everett (Episode Title "Finale")


Selling Out, Gen-TV Network
--Robert Carlock (Episode Title "The Devil Wears K-Mart")


Every Other Weekend, Gen-TV Network
---Emilia Tiverton (Episode Title "Spring Break 2016")


COMMENTARY:

"Molly Says" grabs a nomination for its series finale, which we thought would have been forgotten by voters by now. And no surprise, the premiere episodes of "Every Other Weekend" and "Selling Out" continue the trend for Gen-TV today. However, we think "VEEP" will win for David Mandel.


Writing, Comedy Series:

Atlanta, FX
---Donald Glover (Episode Title "B.A.N.")

Atlanta, FX
--Stephen Glover (Episode Title "Streets on Lock")

Master of None, Netflix
--Aziz Ansari, Lena Waithe (Episode Title "Thanksgiving")

Silicon Valley, HBO
-Alec Berg (Episode Title "Success Failure")

Veep, HBO
--Billy Kimball (Episode Title "Georgia")

Veep, HBO
--David Mandel (Episode Title "Groundbreaking")

Raising Grandma, Gen-TV Network (Episode Title "Cancer Scare")
--Millicent Fairchild, Freddie Chandler and Jackee Harry


Selling Out, Gen-TV Network (Episode Title "Judgement Day")
-Tina Fey, Robert Carlock



Suddenly Single, Gen-TV Network (Episode Title "Birthday Surprise")
---Jenji Kohan, Iliza Schlesinger



COMMENTARY:

Talk about a surprise batch of nominees! "Suddenly Single" and "Raising Grandma" grab nominations; alongside "Selling Out" and a group of more acclaimed streaming series. The nod for "Suddenly Single" would seemingly be due to the respect of its co-creator Jenji Kohan. That series though acclaimed didn't last long. We really have no idea why "Raising Grandma" got nominated, except that they submitted a strong episode for voters to view. The episode concerned Jackee Harry's character dealing with a breast cancer scare.

The odds on favorite here is Atlanta.

Outstanding Drama Series:

This Is Us, NBC
Westworld, HBO
Better Call Saul, AMC
House of Cards, Netflix
The Crown, Netflix
Stranger Things, Netflix
The Handmaids Tale, Hulu
Finding Home, Showtime
Cop City, Gen-TV Network
The Malones, Gen-TV Network
Trauma Center, Gen-TV Network

COMMENTARY:

These nominees are the one's we all predicted last month, with the exception of Gen-TV's "The Malones", which nobody saw as a contender due to its low viewership. "Cop City" has been Gen-TV's surprise prestige drama for awhile now, and "Trauma Center" has been picking up steam. However, our favorite is "The Handmaids Tale", with "This Is Us" falling just behind. Gen-TV Studios Produced drama "Finding Home" also lands on the list, though it airs on Showtime.

Lead Actor, Drama Series:

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul, AMC
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards, Netflix
Liev Schriber, Ray Donovan, Showtime
Matthew Rhys, The Americans, FX
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us, NBC
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us, NBC
Anthony Hopkins, Westworld, HBO
Chris Pine, Mallory's of Jefferson County, Gen-TV Network
Matt Czurchy, The Malones, Gen-TV Network
Bailey Chase, Code of Ethics, Gen-TV Network
Nathan Fillon, The Mulroney Mysteries, Gen-TV Network

COMMENTARY:

Chris Pine grabs a nod, for what very well could be his final season on "Mallory's" if contract talks don't resume soon. However, it is Matt Czurchy for "The Malones" who gets our attention for submitting a very baity scene featuring his character having a mental breakdown. Bailey Chase is the oddity here, as his role was woefully underwritten. Nathan Fillon gets a nod mostly due to the strong ratings for his series. Our favorite to win is Milo Ventimigla.

Lead Actress, Drama Series:

Robin Wright, House of Cards, Netflix
Keri Russell, The Americans, FX
Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder, ABC
Claire Foy, The Crown, Netflix
Elizabeth Moss, The Handmaids Tale, Hulu
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld, HBO
Susan Sarandon, Finding Home, Showtime
Susan Sullivan, The Malones, Gen-TV Network
Charlotte Ross, Sisters, Gen-TV Network
Audra McDonald, The Hardest Goodbye, Gen-TV Network
Gena Rowlands, The Mallory's of Jefferson County, Gen-TV Network

COMMENTARY:

A very strong and deserving group of nominees However, Claire Foy is the favorite hands down. Susan Sullivan earns a nomination for "The Malones", and wisely submitted the season premiere which set-up the series. She is a strong contender. Charlotte Ross, Audra McDonald and Gena Rowlands make-up Gen-TV's other nominees; and are all worthy. Susan Sarandon also grabs a nod for "Finding Home" which is produced by Gen-TV Studios.

Supporting Actor, Drama:

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul, AMC
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland, Showtime
Michael Kelly, House of Cards, Netflix
David Harbour, Stranger Things, Netflix
John Lithgow, The Crown, Netflix
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us, NBC
Jeffery Wright, Westworld, HBO
Chris Cooper, Finding Home, Showtime
Henry Czerny, The Malones, Gen-TV Network
Donald Sutherland, The Mallory's of Jefferson County, Gen-TV Network
Lou Diamond Phillips, Cop City, Gen-TV Network
Dennis Franz, Sisters, Gen-TV Network

COMMENTARY:

Voters clearly took to "The Malones" more than viewers did as it earns another nomination here for Henry Czerny, while "Mallory's" grabs a nod for Donald Sutherland. Lou Diamond Phillips earns a nod for "Cop City" and "Sisters" earns a nomination for new cast member Dennis Franz, who did fantastic work supporting Tyne Daly. The odds on favorite to win is Ron Cephas Jones. "Finding Home" seems to have hit with voters, as Chris Cooper earns a nod for his work on the series which is produced by Gen-TV Studios.

Supporting Actress, Drama Series:

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black, Netflix
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things, Netflix
Ann Dowd, The Handmaids Tale, Hulu
Samira Wiley, The Handmaids Tale, Hulu
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us, NBC
Carrie Preston, Finding Home, Showtime
Thandie Newton, Westworld, HBO
Tyne Daly, Sisters, Gen-TV Network
Kim Cattrall, The Malones, Gen-TV Network
Dana Delany, The Malones, Gen-TV Network

COMMENTARY:

Tyne Daly is the most award actress in Emmy history, and could earn another trophy for her incredible work on "Sisters." In her role, she played a recovering alcoholic who confronts the adopted daughter who abandoned her for her birth family; who also becomes addicted to gambling. In the episode submitted, Daly's character deals with the aftermath of her gambling addiction being revealed as she is arrested for theft and begs her family for forgiveness.

Two nods for "The Malones" for Kim Cattrall and Dana Delany, who got in on the strength of their submissions. Delany's episode involves her character finally revealing a nearly season-long scam where she was pretending to be in love with Perry King's character but was really undercover as a journalist trying to get a story on him. Cattrall's episode involved her character confronting the homophobic father of her son, on his behalf. The moving sequence featured an impressive 3 1/2 minute monologue and passionate performance.

Lastly, Carrie Preston lands a nod for her work on "Finding Home", produced by Gen-TV Studios.

However, the hands down favorite to win this one is Chrissy Metz.

Directing, Drama Series:

Better Call Saul, AMC
--Vince Gilligan (Episode Title "Witness")

Homeland, Showtime
Lesli Linka Glatter (Episode Title "America First")

Stranger Things, Netflix (Episode Title "Chapter One: The Vanishing Of Will Byers")
---The Duffer Brothers

The Crown, Netflix (Episode Title: "Hyde Park Corner")
---Stephen Daldry

The Handmaids Tale, Hulu (Episode Title "Offered" aka "Pilot")
--Reed Morano

The Handmaids Tale, Hulu (Episode Title "The Bridge")
-Kate Dennis

Westworld, HBO (Episode Title "The Bicameral Mind")
--Jonathan Nolan

Grand Champion, Gen-TV Network (Episode Title "Spring Practice: Day One")
---Stephen Soderberg


The Malones, Gen-TV Network (Episode Title "Homecoming Part 1")
---John Tram


Hollywood Law, Gen-TV Network (Episode Title "The Fade Out")
---John McGinty Cleavers


COMMENTARY:

Another surprise batch of nominees from Gen-TV here; with "The Malones" grabbing a nomination for its mid-season finale, and "Hollywood Law" grabbing a nomination for its series finale. "Grand Champion" gets in for its director, Stephen Soderberg, and nothing more. We believe that "The Crown" is the favorite here.


Outstanding Writing, Drama Series:

Better Call Saul, AMC (Episode Title "Chicanery")
---Gordon Smith

Stranger Things, Netflix ("Chapter One: The Vanishing Of Will Byers")
--The Duffer Brothers

The Americans, FX (Episode Title "The Soviet Divison")
---Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg

The Crown, Netflix (Episode Title "Assassins")
---Peter Morgan

The Handmaids Tale, Hulu (Episode Title "Offered" aka "Pilot")
---Bruce Miller

Westworld, HBO (Episode Title "The Bicameral Man")
---Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan

The Hardest Goodbye, Gen-TV Network (Episode Title "When Prayers Aren't Answered")
---Sarah Smiley Matherson, Megan Ludwick


The Mallory's of Jefferson County, Gen-TV Network (Episode Title "So Long, My Sweet Mother")
---Gabrielle Gifford & John Tram


The Malones, Gen-TV Network (Episode Title "Homecoming, Part 2")
---John Tram, Gordon G. Licht


Law & Order: Immigration, Gen-TV Network (Episode Title "Detained")
---Dick Wolf, Antonia Markum


COMMENTARY

The most shocking nomination here is the inclusion of "Law & Order: Immigration" which seems to be motivated by a political stance some voters are taking. It doesn't stand a chance at winning; and the more deserving nominations for Gen-TV go to "The Malones" and its mothership, "Mallory's of Jefferson County." We are also glad to see that "The Hardest Goodbye" grabbed a spot as well. However, the favorite to win is "The Crown."


Outstanding Structured Reality Program:

Antiques Roadshow, PBS
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, Food Network
Fixer Upper, HGTV
Lip Synch Battle, Spike TV
Shark Tank, ABC
Who Do You Think You Are?, TLC
Bizarre Jobs, Gen-TV Network
Ty Tells All, Gen-TV Studios
The Bidding War, Gen-TV Studios


COMMENTARY:

Gen-TV earned three nominations here, with "Ty Tells All" being the odd duck. We believe the winner here will be "Antiques Roadshow."

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program:

Born This Way, A&E
The Deadliest Catch, Discovery Channel
Gaycation with Ellen Page, Viceland
Intervention, A&E
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked, Youtube
United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, CNN
Soapless: Life After Daytime, Gen-TV Network


COMMENTARY:

Gen-TV gets a surprise nomination for its documentary about former daytime soap stars. However, it will likely lose to "RuPaul's Drag Race."

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

American Ninja Warrior, NBC
Project Runway, Lifetime
The Voice, NBC
Top Chef, Bravo
The Amazing Race, CBS
RuPaul's Drag Race, VH1
Celebrity Cooking Battles, Gen-TV Network
Man Seeking Man, Gen-TV Network

COMMENATRY:

Gen-TV's two worthy nominees will most likely lose out to "The Voice."

Outstanding Variety/Talk Series:

Full Frontal w/Samantha Bee, TBS
Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, HBO
Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO
The Late Late Show with James Corden, CBS
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS
Ask Alyssa, Gen-TV Network
NightCap featuring Gio Benitez, Gen-TV Network
In The News with Janeane Garofalo, Gen-TV Network

COMMENTARY:

We think that Samantha Bee is going to take this, but we are proud of Gen-TV's three nominations.

Outstanding Host, Reality or Reality-Competition Series:

RuPaul Charles, RuPaul's Drag Race, VH1
Alec Baldwin, Match Game, ABC
Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg, Martha & Snoops Potluck Dinner, VH1
Gordon Ramsay, Masterchef Junior, FOX
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, Project Runway, Lifetime
W. Kamau Bell, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, CNN
Janeane Garofalo, In The News with Janeane Garofalo, Gen-TV Network
Keith Olbermann, Hourly News with Keith Olbermann, Gen-TV Network
Alyssa Milano, Ask Alyssa, Gen-TV Network

COMMENTARY:

We'll keep this short; Alec Baldwin, RuPaul or Janeane Garofalo will be the winner here, maybe even a tie. Our personal choice would be RuPaul.

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Eva Vargas makes amends
---Gen-TV V.P. makes friends with "Sisterly Love" cast

Gen-TV's Vice President, Eva Vargas made a surprise visit today to the set of comedy series "Sisterly Love", currently in production on its summer episodes, and made peace with the cast and crew of the show she famously disparaged earlier this year, setting off a firestorm of controversy. The Gen-TV Executive posed for pictures with the cast, shook hands and made small talk with the crew, apologizing for her words earlier this year.

She gave a speech to the entire cast and crew apologizing for her part in the controversy and assured all on-set that her history with this series won't affect their jobs in a negative way at all. Ross Chin, Gen-TV's President was also on-hand and joined Vargas for a round of pictures and gave the final toast of the day and then treated the entire group to a catered luncheon from Spago, L.A.
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Monday, July 10th Ratings - YTN
At 9pm, a new episode of Living in Fear fell to 3.67 million viewers and 0.8/3 among adults 18-49, down two tenths from its last new episode. Half hour: 0.785/0.813

At 10pm, a new episode of Serial dropped to 4.28 million viewers and 1.0/3 among adults 18-49, down three tenths from its last new episode. Half hour: 0.985/0.975



Tuesday, July 11th Ratings - YTN
At 8pm, a new episode of The Neighborhood eased to 6.74 million viewers and 1.7/6 among adults 18-49, down two tenths from its last new episode to a new series low. Half hour: 1.686/1.648

At 9pm, week eight of Miami Medical Examiner garnered 6.09 million viewers and 0.8/3 among adults 18-49, even with its series low from two weeks ago. Half hour: 0.856/0.724

At 10pm, a new episode of Bloodlines notched 6.46 million viewers and 0.9/4 among adults 18-49, even with its series low from two weeks ago. Half hour: 0.934/0.920



Wednesday, July 12th Ratings - YTN
At 8pm, week eight of 30 Seconds to Win collapsed to 3.85 million viewers and 0.5/3 among adults 18-49, down two tenths to tie its series low. Half hour: 0.514/0.472

At 9pm, a new episode of Locked dwindled to 3.64 million viewers and 0.5/3 among adults 18-49, also down two tenths to tie its series low. Half hour: 0.482/0.483

At 10pm, the second season premiere of They Are Out There debuted to 3.04 million viewers and 0.6/2 among adults 18-49, even with its season one finale. Half hour: 0.613/0.616




Thursday, July 13th Ratings - YTN
At 8pm, a new episode of Extended Family inched up to 5.57 million viewers and 1.0/3 among adults 18-49, up a tenth from its last new episode. Unrounded: 1.040

At 830pm, the timeslot debut of UpSelling jumped to 5.96 million viewers and 1.1/3 among adults 18-49, up two tenths from its last new episode to tie its summer high. Unrounded: 1.138

At 9pm, the two hour season three premiere of Second Chance returned with 4.09 million viewers and 0.8/3 among adults 18-49, even with its season two premiere (May 19, 2016), but down a tenth from the season finale. Half hour: 0.845/0.826/0.814/0.802


Friday, July 14th Ratings - YTN
Four episodes of Outdoor Renovation, as follows:
8pm - 1.75 million (0.295 demo)
830pm - 1.73 million (0.294 demo)
9pm - 1.85 million (0.305 demo)
930pm - 1.62 million (0.289 demo)

At 10pm, the timeslot premiere of Life After Prison totaled 3.28 million viewers and 0.6/2 among adults 18-49, up a tenth from its last new episode and up 100% from the last few episodes of XXX. Half hour: 0.578/0.572

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Inside TV Gossip:
Eva Vargas's huge Gen-TV contract
---The Perks, Pitfalls and Penalties She Faces

When Eva Vargas left YTN Network for Gen-TV Studios, she left behind a lucrative contract worth over a million dollars a year, and many wondered what would be good enough for her to make that leap?

The official party line at Gen-TV is not to release any information about her contract, stating "It is against Gen-TV company policy to disclose the private contents of any employees contract with us. This is out of respect for their privacy and for their own safety." But our incredible sleuths here at Inside TV Gossip did some digging and found out some of the contents of Ms. Vargas's contract at Gen-TV. Though it is a lucrative one for sure, it doesn't favor Ms. Vargas as much as you think it would.


The Penalties:

Though Eva's contract does give her the opportunity to make a ton of money she does have some contractual loopholes to jump through first, and Gen-TV has given themselves a lot of protection. For one, if Eva quits her job before the one year mark she is required to pay Gen-TV a $1,000,000 penalty fee. Also in the event, she quits or is fired from Gen-TV before the one-year mark she is contractually prevented from working in any capacity at a competing television studio, network or production company for five years.

She also was required to sign a confidential non-disclosure agreement, prohibiting her from revealing the inside secrets of Gen-TV to anybody. This includes information discussed and learned during program development, at Gen-TV staff meetings, or any information contained in confidential Gen-TV emails, phone calls, text messages or memos. This section goes onto list over a dozen other things considered classified by Gen-TV.

In the event that she quits or is fired after the one-year mark, her penalty decreases to 850,000 dollars, but her non-compete clause jumps to fifteen instead of five.


Her contract also contains language discussing a succession plan in the event that Ross Chin exits his role as President of Gen-TV Studios. It specifically guarantees Eva the position as president but only pending approval from Ross Chin, the entire board of directors (In a secret ballot vote) and only if she has met a litany of other requirements beforehand. Those requirements mostly refer to performance goals they've listed.

One unusual clause in her contract is a section prohibiting her from "at any point in time ever inheriting, earning or in any other way receiving a seat at Gen-TV's board of directors." It states, "Due to the immense conflict of interest with Eva's previous relationship with YTN Network, she is officially banned from ever holding a seat on the board of directors or serving in an official role on the board of directors executive team; and from ever having voting privileges with the board." "This ban is effective for her entire life and cannot be changed, terminated or dissolved in any way ever."

The Perks:


Though those penalties seem harsh, they are nearly outweighed by the many perks she receives:

Her salary is estimated by our research to include: a $975,000 per year base salary, plus additional bonuses based on reaching performance goals.

She also receives a $17,000 per month clothing and shoes allowance, where Gen-TV will pay up to $17,000 on clothing and shoes for Eva to wear at work or while attending official Gen-TV events.

She also gets an allowance of $3,000 per month on makeup, hair care & styling. Mostly for the same reasons as her clothing allowance.

While employed at Gen-TV Studios, Eva is allowed access to various modes of transportation, including:

Unrestricted use of Gen-TV owned helicopters and private jets, unrestricted allowance for travel by train, a $30,000 per month allowance for Uber rides and access to three cars owned by Gen-TV Studios; a 2015 Tesla, a 2017 Mercedes Benz and a 2017 Jaguar XJ.

While employed at Gen-TV, Eva Vargas also has unrestricted use and access to several properties owned by Gen-TV Studios; including a New York City penthouse, a Los Angeles beach house, a condominium in Miami, a townhouse in Washington (D.C.) and access and unrestricted use of Gen-TV's private hotel suites at any Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton or Park Hyatt properties.

She also receives a monthly meal allowance of $150,000 to purchase meals for herself while working and to entertain clients on behalf of Gen-TV. She also receives a key and unrestricted access, use and authority over the staff at Gen-TV's private, executive only dining room and food courts.


PITFALLS:


It would seem that Gen-TV wants Eva to succeed in her role, but that they don't have total faith in her and have restricted her with all these loopholes and restrictions. It would be nearly impossible for her to fully achieve what any sane executive would hope to achieve under these circumstances.

She'll have to work very hard to be successful at Gen-TV; but she is a intelligent, capable woman and with enough determination its possible she could find a path to victory.
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Gen-TV Ratings Report:

Week of Wednesday, July 5-Saturday, July 8, 2017:




Wednesday, July 5:

While "Climb The Pyramid" slips a bit in demos, "Trauma Center" surges upward in that same measurement. Meanwhile, "Without Borders" continues to impress. Gen-TV's comedies, however, continue to show signs of trouble with "Sisterly Love" falling in demos and "Hart of Family" stagnant.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 14.83 million/4.6 18-49

9pm: Hart of Family (New): 12.41 million/4.3 18-49

930: Sisterly Love (New): 9.4 million/2.6 18-49

10: Trauma Center (New): 24.93 million/11.8 18-49

11: Without Borders (New): 22.8 million/5.7 18-49
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Thursday, July 6:

While "The Winners Circle" is officially a failure, "Climb The Pyramid" forges ahead in great style. "Celebrity Cooking Battle" is up slightly from last week.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 17.3 million/5.5 18-49

9pm: Celebrity Cooking Battles (New): 19.4 million/4.5 18-49

10: The Winners Circle (New): 3.2 million/.74 18-49

11: The Mallory's of Jefferson County (Rerun): Ratings Not Available
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Friday, July 7:

With "Being Janet Jackson" reaching an all-time high due to coverage of her public divorce; Gen-TV benefitted from an overall boost. A rarity these days. "Climb The Pyramid" is solid and "Sisters" leaps upward in demos.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 15.8 million/5.3 18-49

9pm: Selling Out (Reruns): Ratings Not Available

930: Every Other Weekend (Reruns): Ratings Not Available

10: Being Janet Jackson (New): 40.3 million/13.8 18-49

11: Sisters (New): 23.58 million/9.3 18-49
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Saturday, July 8:

Gen-TV only airs reruns on Saturday and ratings will not be published.


Gen-TV Ratings Report:

Sunday, July 9-Saturday, July 15, 2017:




Sunday, July 9:

"Climb The Pyramid" was down in demos, while "Investigations & Explorations with Leah Remini" jumped up in total viewers, and was steady in demos. Scripted drama "Love Affair: City Heat" was also steady week to week in demos.


8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 14.3/4.2 18-49

9pm: Love Affair: City Heat (New): 12.4/5.3 18-49

10pm: Love with Jennifer Love Hewitt (New): 8.3 million/2.3 18-49

11pm: Investigations & Explorations with Leah Remini (New): 18.4/7.3 18-49
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Monday, July 10:


Scripted dramas "The Mulroney Mysteries" and "Deadly Visions" were the driving force behind Monday night's ratings dominance for Gen-TV. "Deadly Visions" jumped up in demos, besting "Mulroney Mysteries" for once. "Raising Grandma" was down in demos and "Climb The Pyramid" was steady.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 15.43 million/6.8 18-40

9pm: Making It Work (Rerun): Ratings Unavailable

930: Raising Grandma (New): 18.4 million/5.5 18-49

10: The Mulroney Mysteries (New): 24.9 million/6.5 18-49

11: Deadly Visions (New, Season Premiere): 25.4 million/6.7 18-49
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Tuesday, July 11:

Tuesday, June 27:

It's official, "Mob City" is a failure. The scripted drama shedded viewers in demos and total viewers, unable to retain even a modest portion of its lead in's strong viewership. Meanwhile, "The Hardest Goodbye" was steady in total viewers and up slightly in demos.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 14.79 million/5.6 18-49

9pm: The Hardest Goodbye (New): 9.33 million/3.6 18-49

10: Cop City (New): 12.1 million/4.4 18-49

11: Mob City (New): 5.1 million/2.1 18-49
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Wednesday, July 12:

"Trauma Center" seems to be on a roll, as the drama series surged upwards in all key measurements. It handily won its 10 pm timeslot among the Big 6 broadcast networks. Among scripted comedies, it was "Hart of Family" that surged upwards, gaining almost 30% more viewers. "Without Borders" was steady in demos, but slipped in total viewers.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 13.94 million/4.4 18-49

9pm: Hart of Family (New): 16.1 million/6.3 18-49

930: Sisterly Love (New): 7.42 million/3.7 18-49

10: Trauma Center (New): 30.42 million/12.2 18-49

11: Without Borders (New): 19.3 million/5.6 18-49
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Thursday, July 13:

In order to secure its Thursday night, Gen-TV subbed out "The Winners Circle" for reruns of "The Mallory's of Jefferson County" and had an instant shot in the ratings arm, so to speak.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 15.8 million/4.5 18-49

9pm: Celebrity Cooking Battles (New): 20.34 million/4.8 18-49

10: The Mallory's of Jefferson County (Rerun): Ratings Not Available

11: The Mallory's of Jefferson County (Rerun): Ratings Not Available
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Friday, July 14:

With "Being Janet Jackson" on a brief planned hiatus (it returns next week); Gen-TV had to rely on "Sisters" and "Climb The Pyramid", and the results weren't terrible. Ratings were steady on both shows.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 14.46 million/5.4 18-49

9pm: Selling Out (Reruns): Ratings Not Available

930: Every Other Weekend (Reruns): Ratings Not Available

10: Being Janet Jackson (Rerun): Ratings Not Available

11: Sisters (New): 22.84 million/9.3 18-49
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Saturday, July 15:

Gen-TV only airs reruns on Saturday and ratings will not be published.
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Gen-TV Summer News:
2 Series Cancelled

Responding to recent ratings reports, Vice President of Gen-TV Studios, Eva Vargas announced cancellations of struggling crime drama "Mob City" and D.O.A. game show "The Winners Circle". They have both been canceled, and will not be permitted to finish production. Upon announcing that Gen-TV had canceled them, she also ordered the complete shut-down of production for both series. Neither program will continue airing their original order and have been pulled from the schedule.

"Mob City" is a spin-off of hit scripted drama "Cop City", and shares some of the same creative team, however, ratings on the series never materialized and reviews were unkind, with one harsh review saying "Based on its creative team, Mob City should aspire to be a lighter version of The Sopranos, but sadly, most episodes barely qualify as being better than an average episode of General Hospital, a series that also features mobsters as its main characters." Despite debuting to over 9 million viewers, the series soon dropped to just over 5 million. "The Winners Circle" is a game show that debuted to low numbers and never rose above 5 million viewers all summer.
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Gen-TV Ratings Report:

Sunday, July 9-Saturday, July 15, 2017:




Sunday, July 9:

"Climb The Pyramid" was down in demos, while "Investigations & Explorations with Leah Remini" jumped up in total viewers, and was steady in demos. Scripted drama "Love Affair: City Heat" was also steady week to week in demos.


8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 14.3/4.2 18-49

9pm: Love Affair: City Heat (New): 12.4/5.3 18-49

10pm: Love with Jennifer Love Hewitt (New): 8.3 million/2.3 18-49

11pm: Investigations & Explorations with Leah Remini (New): 18.4/7.3 18-49
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Monday, July 10:


Scripted dramas "The Mulroney Mysteries" and "Deadly Visions" were the driving force behind Monday night's ratings dominance for Gen-TV. "Deadly Visions" jumped up in demos, besting "Mulroney Mysteries" for once. "Raising Grandma" was down in demos and "Climb The Pyramid" was steady.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 15.43 million/6.8 18-40

9pm: Making It Work (Rerun): Ratings Unavailable

930: Raising Grandma (New): 18.4 million/5.5 18-49

10: The Mulroney Mysteries (New): 24.9 million/6.5 18-49

11: Deadly Visions (New, Season Premiere): 25.4 million/6.7 18-49
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Tuesday, July 11:

Tuesday, June 27:

It's official, "Mob City" is a failure. The scripted drama shedded viewers in demos and total viewers, unable to retain even a modest portion of its lead in's strong viewership. Meanwhile, "The Hardest Goodbye" was steady in total viewers and up slightly in demos.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 14.79 million/5.6 18-49

9pm: The Hardest Goodbye (New): 9.33 million/3.6 18-49

10: Cop City (New): 12.1 million/4.4 18-49

11: Mob City (New): 5.1 million/2.1 18-49
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Wednesday, July 12:

"Trauma Center" seems to be on a roll, as the drama series surged upwards in all key measurements. It handily won its 10 pm timeslot among the Big 6 broadcast networks. Among scripted comedies, it was "Hart of Family" that surged upwards, gaining almost 30% more viewers. "Without Borders" was steady in demos, but slipped in total viewers.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 13.94 million/4.4 18-49

9pm: Hart of Family (New): 16.1 million/6.3 18-49

930: Sisterly Love (New): 7.42 million/3.7 18-49

10: Trauma Center (New): 30.42 million/12.2 18-49

11: Without Borders (New): 19.3 million/5.6 18-49
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Thursday, July 13:

In order to secure its Thursday night, Gen-TV subbed out "The Winners Circle" for reruns of "The Mallory's of Jefferson County" and had an instant shot in the ratings arm, so to speak.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 15.8 million/4.5 18-49

9pm: Celebrity Cooking Battles (New): 20.34 million/4.8 18-49

10: The Mallory's of Jefferson County (Rerun): Ratings Not Available

11: The Mallory's of Jefferson County (Rerun): Ratings Not Available
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Friday, July 14:

With "Being Janet Jackson" on a brief planned hiatus (it returns next week); Gen-TV had to rely on "Sisters" and "Climb The Pyramid", and the results weren't terrible. Ratings were steady on both shows.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 14.46 million/5.4 18-49

9pm: Selling Out (Reruns): Ratings Not Available

930: Every Other Weekend (Reruns): Ratings Not Available

10: Being Janet Jackson (Rerun): Ratings Not Available

11: Sisters (New): 22.84 million/9.3 18-49
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Saturday, July 15:

Gen-TV only airs reruns on Saturday and ratings will not be published.


Gen-TV Ratings Report:

Sunday, July 16- Saturday, July 22, 2017:



Sunday, July 16:

Gen-TV's "Love Affair: City Heat" keeps going on, as the series is once again steady in demos. Meanwhile, "Climb The Pyramid" continues to perform well for the network. "Investigations & Explorations with Leah Remini" was up week to week in demos.


8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 15.8/4.5 18-49

9pm: Love Affair: City Heat (New): 13.6/5.4 18-49

10pm: Love with Jennifer Love Hewitt (New): 7.4 million/2.4 18-49

11pm: Investigations & Explorations with Leah Remini (New): 19.3 /7.9 18-49
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Monday, July 17:

It was all about "The Mulroney Mysteries" for Gen-TV as the strongly performing drama jumped ahead of rival "Deadly Visions" in both demos and total viewers; by a wide margin. "Raising Grandma" was steady in total viewers and dropped significantly in demos.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 15.31 million/6.3 18-40

9pm: Making It Work (Rerun): Ratings Unavailable

930: Raising Grandma (New): 18.2 million/2.1 18-49

10: The Mulroney Mysteries (New): 30.1 million/7.92 18-49

11: Deadly Visions (New): 18.4 million/4.2 18-49

EDITORS NOTE: Despite having its summer premiere June 19th, Gen-TV Ratings Reports since then have accidentally listed every episode of "Deadly Visions" as its "season premiere". We apologize for any confusion this has caused.
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Tuesday, July 18:

With "The Hardest Goodbye" having a rough season, ratings wise, and "Mob City" vanquished from the schedule; Gen-TV had to rely solely on "Climb The Pyramid" and "Cop City" to lure in viewers. The results were mixed, with "Climb The Pyramid" steady and "Cop City" down in demos.


8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 14.82 million/5.6 18-49

9pm: The Hardest Goodbye (New): 9.20 million/2.4 18-49

10: Cop City (New): 11.4 million/3.4 18-49

11: Cop City (Rerun): Ratings Not Available
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Wednesday, July 19:

Gen-TV has a lot to be proud of on Wednesday nights with "Trauma Center" on a solid path, "Hart of Family" holding steady and "Climb The Pyramid" a solid hit. The only weak link seems to be "Sisterly Love". "Without Borders" continues to hold onto its viewers also.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 15.5 million/5.2 18-49

9pm: Hart of Family (New): 13.82 million/6.5 18-49

930: Sisterly Love (New): 7.13 million/3.2 18-49

10: Trauma Center (New): 33.91 million/12.8 18-49

11: Without Borders (New): 22.4 million/6.4 18-49
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Thursday, July 20:

Viewers tuned into "Celebrity Cooking Battles" in droves to watch Mariah Carey battle against Lady Gaga. In the end, Gaga won and Mariah was eliminated, which culminated in Mariah giving the judges a fiery speech that has since gone viral. The singer called the judges "Idiots and peons who beneath her." She also blamed her celebrity chef mentor, Anne Burrell, calling her "worthless and a terrible teacher." The series leaped up in demos and total viewers.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 15.4 million/4.3 18-49

9pm: Celebrity Cooking Battles (New): 29.84 million/7.4 18-49

10: The Mallory's of Jefferson County (Rerun): Ratings Not Available

11: The Mallory's of Jefferson County (Rerun): Ratings Not Available

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Friday, July 21:


"Being Janet Jackson" returned with a new episode this week and ratings for Gen-TV drastically improved.

8pm: Climb The Pyramid (New): 15.9 million/6.6 18-49

9pm: Selling Out (Reruns): Ratings Not Available

930: Every Other Weekend (Reruns): Ratings Not Available

10: Being Janet Jackson (New): 30.28 million/6.7 18-49

11: Sisters (New): 20.5million/8.3 18-49

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Saturday, July 22:

Gen-TV only airs reruns on Saturday nights and thus ratings are not available for publication.
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