Who did it? TV viewers intrigued by HBO's 'The Undoing'
It was a good story.”It was the most-watched night for HBO since the finale of “Big Little Lies” last year, which also featured Kidman and creator David E. Kelley. “The Undoing” has generated more conversation on social media than any other new scripted television series this year, Nielsen said. NBC was the top-rated broadcast network in prime time for Thanksgiving week, averaging 3.64 million viewers. CBS had 3.55 million, ABC had 2.4 million, Fox had 1.6 million, Ion Television had 930,000, Univision had 890,000 and Telemundo had 530,000. Hallmark hit 2.53 million, Fox News Channel had 2 million, MSNBC had 1.59 million and CNN had 1.41 million.
Emilia Clarke Reacts to the 'Game of Thrones' Prequel News (Exclusive)
Emilia Clarke knows that the next Game of Thrones series will be exactly as it's supposed to be. (Later in the day, HBO programming president Casey Bloys revealed at WarnerMedia Day that a different Game of Thrones spinoff, titled House of the Dragon, had received a full series order.) Clarke played Daenerys Targaryen on the massively successful original series -- based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin -- from 2011-19. "We're all really good friends still, and so I had a birthday party and I was like, 'Who's in town?'" Behind the Scenes of Last Christmas With Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:'Game of Thrones' Spinoff 'House of the Dragon' Gets Series OrderNaomi Watts on Pressure Surrounding 'Game of Thrones' Prequel: 'I'm Trying Not to Think About It' (Exclusive)'Last Christmas' Stars Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke Spill Secrets From the Set (Exclusive)
'Game of Thrones' Spinoff 'House of the Dragon' Gets Series Order
A spinoff series titled House of the Dragon has received a full series order, HBO programming president Casey Bloys revealed at WarnerMedia Day on Tuesday. "The Game of Thrones universe is so rich with stories," Bloys said in a statement. "We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan and George." Based on Martins novel Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen, the family of Thrones' Daenerys (Emilia Clarke). RELATED CONTENT:'Game of Thrones' Prequel Starring Naomi Watts Dead at HBO'Game Of Thrones' Showrunners David Benioff & D.B.
HBO's controversial 'Confederate' is likely dead after 'Game of Thrones' creators Benioff and Weiss sign Netflix deal
"Confederate," which would have depicted an alternate universe in which the Confederacy successfully seceded from the Union, is likely dead in the water at HBO now that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed a $200 million deal with Netflix. "Confederate" was initially expected to launch in 2018 or 2019, after Benioff and Weiss were done with "Game of Thrones." However, the project was shelved and this new deal between Benioff, Weiss and Netflix likely wipes it off the books completely. Benioff and Weiss have been in high demand after their success with "Game of Thrones."cnbc.com
HBO exec responds to 'Game of Thrones' blowback
(CNN) - The final season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" was a ratings juggernaut that helped the network receive a record-setting number of Emmy nominations. It was also poorly reviewed by viewers and critics, particularly with regards to the series finale. He said that, despite online petitions suggesting so, HBO has no plans to re-shoot the finale and, frankly he "can't imagine any other network would" either. Bloys also denied that network executives had meddled with the series through copious notes to creators David Benioff and D.B. In response to whether the criticism has changed how HBO will approach its planned prequel to the medieval-style fantasy series, Bloys said, "It has not at all."
HBO 'Open' to 'Big Little Lies' Season 3, But on One Condition
HBO isn't saying no to a season three of Big Little Lies. Bloys said he approached the second season of Big Little Lies "skeptically," and is doing the same with a possible third season. The show, based on author Liane Moriarty's novel of the same name, was supposed to only span one season, but HBO renewed Big Little Lies for season two in December 2017, eight months after its season one finale. RELATED CONTENT:'Big Little Lies' Fans React to Season 2 Finale Shocker -- and That Renata Moment! 'Big Little Lies': Everything the Cast and Crew Has Said About Season 3'Big Little Lies' Season 2: The Biggest Secrets Revealed During the Finale
Viewers demand third season of 'Big Little Lies'
The demand for more "Big Little Lies" worked before so why not try it again? After an explosively successful first season back in 2017, viewers immediately started clamoring for a second season. (CNN) - The demand for more "Big Little Lies" worked before so why not try it again? After an explosively successful first season back in 2017, viewers immediately started clamoring for a second season. Earlier this year HBO president Casey Bloys didn't sound hopeful regarding a third season in an interview with TVLine.
'Big Little Lies': Everything the Cast and Crew Has Said About Season 3
Sunday marked the season two finale of Big Little Lies, as the Monterey Five came to terms with their big fat secret. Witherspoon played coy about Big Little Lies' season three chances at the show's premiere in May. And Author Liane Moriarty -- who wrote the Big Little Lies novel and crafted the story for season two -- is saying "never say never." See more on Big Little Lies in the video below. RELATED CONTENT:'Big Little Lies' Season 2: The Biggest Secrets Revealed During the Finale'Big Little Lies': Meryl Streep Reveals Where Fans Can See Cut Ice Cream-Throwing Scene (Exclusive)The Best Style Moments From 'Big Little Lies' Season 2 Premiere -- Shop the Monterey Five's Looks!