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Starz TV Show Ratings (updated 10/15/19)

While Starz execs aren't tied to the ratings like regular commercial channels, they have to air programs that will keep viewers subscribed. Which of their shows will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.

Scripted Starz shows listed: American Gods, Ash Vs Evil Dead, Black Sails, Blunt Talk, Counterpart, Da Vinci's Demons, The Girlfriend Experience, The Missing, Now Apocalypse, Outlander, Power, The Rook, The Spanish Princess, Survivor's Remorse, Sweetbitter, Vida, and The White Princess.

Last update: Most recent ratings added for Power.

There's lots of data that execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series. The ratings for initial airings don't play as large a role as they do on commercial stations but they are still an indication of how popular a show is. Here's an updated listing of the recent/current primetime scripted
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Amy Brenneman Joins Cast of FX Spy Drama Pilot ‘The Old Man’

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Amy Brenneman Joins Cast of FX Spy Drama Pilot ‘The Old Man’
The Leftovers” alum Amy Brenneman has been cast in the Jeff Bridges spy drama pilot “The Old Man” at FX.

An adaptation of the 2017 Thomas Perry novel of the same name, “The Old Man” stars Bridges as Dan Chase, a former CIA operative who absconded from the agency decades ago and has been living off the grid since. FX describes the series as “When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past.”

Brenneman will star as Zoe, a woman picking up the pieces after a bruising divorce who rents a room to Chase not knowing he’s on the run. She joins Bridges and John Lithgow in the pilot.

Also Read: John Lithgow to Star Opposite Jeff Bridges on FX CIA Drama Pilot 'The Old Man'

The Old Man” hails from the
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‘The Old Man’: Amy Brenneman To Co-Star In FX Drama Pilot

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‘The Old Man’: Amy Brenneman To Co-Star In FX Drama Pilot
Amy Brenneman is set as a lead opposite Jeff Bridges in FX’s drama pilot The Old Man, from Black Sails co-creators Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine. John Lithgow also stars.

Written by Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine, The Old Man, which is based on the eponymous novel written by Thomas Perry, centers on Dan Chase (Bridges), who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past.

Brenneman will play Zoe. Picking up the pieces after a bruising divorce, Zoe rents a room to Dan Chase (Bridges) not knowing he’s on the run. But when the truth is revealed… she’ll draw on reserves she never knew she had in order to survive the day.
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John Lithgow to Star Opposite Jeff Bridges on FX CIA Drama Pilot ‘The Old Man’

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John Lithgow to Star Opposite Jeff Bridges on FX CIA Drama Pilot ‘The Old Man’
John Lithgow has joined FX’s upcoming CIA drama pilot with Jeff Bridges based on Thomas Perry’s “The Old Man.”

Additionally, “Spiderman: Far From Home” director Jon Watts is on board to direct the pilot, which begins production this fall.

Lithgow will play Harold Harper, who is described as “intelligent and tough with deep reservoirs of compassion and ruthlessness, Harper is called back to service by the FBI after suffering a terrible personal loss. He has a complicated past with rogue fugitive Chase (Bridges), which makes him uniquely suited for hunting him down.

Also Read: 'Orange Is the New Black' Star Uzo Aduba to Star on 'Fargo' Season 4

Here is the description of the series from FX:

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry, “The Old Man” centers on “Dan Chase” (Bridges) who absconded from the CIA decades ago and
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‘The Old Man’: John Lithgow To Co-Star, ‘Spider-Man’s Jon Watts To Direct FX Drama Pilot

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‘The Old Man’: John Lithgow To Co-Star, ‘Spider-Man’s Jon Watts To Direct FX Drama Pilot
Six-time Emmy winner John Lithgow is set as a lead opposite star Jeff Bridges in FX’s drama pilot The Old Man, from Black Sails co-creators Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine. In another major coup, the pilot has tapped Jon Watts, who directed and co-wrote blockbusters Spider-Man: Homecoming and its sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home, to direct and executive produce. Filming begins this fall.

The Old Man, which is based on the eponymous novel written by Thomas Perry, centers on Dan Chase (Bridges), who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past.

Lithgow will play Harold Harper. Intelligent and tough with deep reservoirs of compassion and ruthlessness, Harper is called back to service by the FBI after suffering a terrible personal loss.
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Mike Gillespie’s Brave Artists Management Adds Eric Kind & Eric Skinner As Partners, Trio As Managers

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Mike Gillespie has been staffing up his Brave Artists Management, which he launched in January. Eric Kind, formerly of Kind Management, was brought in as Executive Partner in late April, while Eric Skinner has joined as Partner, reuniting with Gillespie. Additionally, Bam has added managers Tom Bixby, Karli Doumanis and Kimberly Kottwitz.

Kind has 20 years of industry experience and has worked in studio business and legal affairs, casting, agency and management at Lionsgate Television, Sovereign Talent Group, and Casting House La and NY. Most recently, he was the owner/manager of Kind Management.

Kind’s clients include Amanda Clayton Lou Ferrigno Jr., Conor Husting and Shayan Sobhian
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Black Sails: 10 Hidden Details About The Main Characters Everyone Missed

For centuries, pirates have been a fascinating subject in history and media. Though they technically have existed since ancient times, the modern image of a pirate comes from the Victorian era which was popularized by works such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and several movies including the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

In this same vein, Black Sails was a pirate-themed television show that ran on Starz for four seasons with Michael Bay credited as one of its executive producers.

Related: Mbti® Of Pirates Of The Caribbean Characters

A prequel to Treasure Island, it featured characters of literary and historical origins with interesting hidden details.
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Jeff Bridges to play The Old Man for FX

Deadline is reporting that Jeff Bridges is heading to the small screen to lead the cast of The Old Man, a new drama set up at FX and based upon the novel of the same name by Thomas Perry.

The series has been created by Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine (Black Sails), and will see Bridges portraying Dan Chase, a former CIA operative who has been living off the grid for decades. When he finds himself targeted by an assassin, Chase has to reconcile his past in order to secure his future.

“Jeff Bridges is an iconic, extraordinary actor and to have him as the star of this series is an incredible moment for FX,” said Nick Grad of FX Entertainment. “Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine have delivered an amazing pilot script and Jeff is perfect for the role of Dan Chase. We’re also happy to be working with Warren Littlefield,
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Zachary Quinto Exec Producing Emrhys Cooper’s ‘The Shuroo Process’ (Exclusive)

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Zachary Quinto Exec Producing Emrhys Cooper’s ‘The Shuroo Process’ (Exclusive)
British actor Emrhys Cooper has set “The Shuroo Process” with Fiona Dourif as his feature directorial debut. Zachary Quinto (“Star Trek”) is on board as exec producer.

Dourif (“When We Rise”) will play Parker Schafer, a successful young New York journalist. Addled with drugs and alcohol, she heads to a four-day retreat in the Catskills and falls under the spell of charismatic self-help teacher Guru Shuroo, played by Donal Brophy. Her journey of self-discovery has seemingly catastrophic consequences.

An ensemble cast includes Tommy Dorfman (“Thirteen Reasons Why”), Rainey Qualley (“Mad Men”), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (“Black Sails”), and Olivia Sui (“Scream Queens”). Cornelia Guest (“Twin Peaks”), Rachel McDowell (“Mamma Mia”), Taylor Bagley (“Wish I Was Here”), and Lynn Mancinelli (“Bad Frank”) will also appear.

Cooper, best known onscreen for a starring role in StyleHaul series “Vanity,” helms from a script he co-wrote with Brophy. The pair are producing under their newly formed shingle,
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Jeff Bridges to Star as Ex-cia Officer in FX Drama Series The Old Man

Jeff Bridges to Star as Ex-cia Officer in FX Drama Series The Old Man
The Dude is heading to the small screen: Oscar winner Jeff Bridges will star as a retired CIA officer in the FX drama series The Old Man, the network announced on Thursday.

The Old Man, which has already earned a series order from FX, is based on the bestselling Thomas Perry novel and centers on Bridges’ character Dan Chase, “who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since,” according to the official description. “When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future, he now must reconcile his past.
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Jeff Bridges to Star in FX Drama ‘The Old Man’ Based on Thomas Perry Novel

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Jeff Bridges to Star in FX Drama ‘The Old Man’ Based on Thomas Perry Novel
Jeff Bridges is taking on his first TV role, starring as a retired CIA officer in “The Old Man,” a drama based on Thomas Perry’s novel of the same name, for FX.

“The Old Man” is from the team behind Starz’s “Black Sails.” Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine will write the script and executive produce alongside Dan Shotz. Bridges is an executive producer along with Warren Littlefield and David Schiff.

Here is the description of the series from FX:

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry, “The Old Man” centers on “Dan Chase” (Bridges) who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past.

Also Read: FX, Hulu Team for Theatrical Output Deal
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Jeff Bridges to Star in FX Drama Series ‘The Old Man’

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Jeff Bridges to Star in FX Drama Series ‘The Old Man’
Jeff Bridges is set to star “The Old Man,” a new drama that has been ordered to series at FX, Variety has learned.

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry, “The Old Man” centers on Dan Chase (Bridges), who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past.

Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine will pen the series adaptation in addition to serving as executive producers on the series. Warren Littlefield will also executive produce along with Bridges, Dan Shotz, and David Schiff. Fox 21 Television Studios will produce in association with The Littlefield Company. Production on the series will begin this fall.

“Jeff Bridges is an iconic, extraordinary actor and to have him as the
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Win Lost in Space on Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of Lost In Space The Complete First Season – out on DVD and Blu-ray 22nd July – we have a Blu-ray up for grabs.

Set thirty years in the future, this epic reimagining of the original family space adventure finds the Robinsons torn off course en route to what they hoped would be a fresh start on a distant space colony. Against all odds, but with endless hope and extensive training, the family bands together to survive on a dangerous alien planet.

Lost In Space stars Toby Stephens as John Robinson, and Molly Parker as Maureen Robinson. As the Robinson kids, Taylor Russell (Falling Skies) is the strong-willed and confident Judy, Mina Sundwall is the quick-witted and definitive middle-child Penny, and Max Jenkins is the curious and sensitive Will Robinson. Stranded along with the Robinsons are two outsiders who find themselves thrown together by circumstance and a mutual knack for deception,
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Starz Nears Realignment: Why Lionsgate Won’t Hire a CEO to Replace Chris Albrecht

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Nearly six months after Starz CEO Chris Albrecht exited in February, Lionsgate brass is moving closer to a revamp of the premium TV network’s executive structure.

According to insiders, at least one thing is clear: Albrecht is not expected to be replaced as CEO. Instead, Lionsgate chief executive Jon Feltheimer is taking a more active role in overseeing the channel.

As part of his increased involvement, Feltheimer is believed to have had exploratory meetings a few months ago with several Hollywood players (including YouTube global head of original content Susanne Daniels and former HBO programming president Michael Lombardo) to potentially install a new creative at Starz.

That person would work alongside Starz chief operating officer Jeffrey Hirsch, and the two executives would share day-to-day oversight and report to Feltheimer. That two-pronged structure would allow Hirsch to continue to oversee the business and operations side of Starz, while the new exec would focus on programming.
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Laura Gibson Launches 11:11 Entertainment Talent Management Company With Hannah Roth & Meghan Shankar

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Talent manager Laura Gibson has left Generate and has teamed with former talent agents Hannah Roth and Meghan Shankar to form the talent management company 11:11 Entertainment.

Gibson started her career at UTA, was an agent at ICM and spent the last six years in management at Generate. Roth spent the last twenty years at Buchwald working as an agent in both their NY and La offices. Shankar started her career at Creative Artists Management before moving to La where she worked at Gersh and then Domain as an agent for the last three years.

Their client roster includes Steve Agee, Luke Arnold, Samuel Anderson (Netflix’s Another Life), Brent Antonello (Dynasty), Eli Brown (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionist), Louis Ozawa Changchien, Kimberly Hébert Gregory Saves the World), Marvin “Krondon” Jones,
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‘Lost In Space’ Season 1 DVD, Blu-ray Details Revealed

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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has revealed the DVD and Blu-ray details for their upcoming release Lost In Space. The redo of the classic sci-fi TV show hits the formats later this month.

Set thirty years in the future, this epic reimagining of the original family space adventure finds the Robinsons torn off course en route to what they hoped would be a fresh start on a distant space colony. Against all odds, but with endless hope and extensive training, the family bands together to survive on a dangerous alien planet.

Lost In Space stars Toby Stephens as John Robinson, and Molly Parker as Maureen Robinson. As the Robinson kids, Taylor Russell (Falling Skies) is the strong-willed and confident Judy, Mina Sundwall is the quick-witted and definitive middle-child Penny, and Max Jenkins is the curious and sensitive Will Robinson. Stranded along with the Robinsons are two outsiders
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Marta Fernandez Named President of Macro Television Studios

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It’s official: Marta Fernandez has been named President of Macro Television Studios, joining the financing and production company founded by former Wme Partner Charles D. King as it ramps up its TV operations. As we reported last month when Fernandez stepped down as Evp Original Programming at Starz, she had been in talks with Macro.

Macro’s TV series slate includes Gentefied, a half-hour bilingual dramedy from Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez for Netflix; Raising Dion, also for Netflix; Dawn, an adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s book from Ava DuVernay and Victoria Mahoney; a Tupac Shakur documentary series, with Allen Hughes directing; and documentary The Apollo, helmed by Roger Ross Williams.

Fernandez was a 12-year Starz veteran. In her most recent Evp role at the network, to which she was named in December, she expanded her leadership within the originals team while continuing to spearhead the network
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Former Starz Exec Marta Fernandez Named President of MacRo Television Studios

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Former Starz executive vice president of original programming Marta Fernandez has been named the president of MacRo Television Studios, Variety has learned.

“I couldn’t be happier to have Marta join us to lead our television group,” said Charles D. King, MacRo founder and CEO. “Her spot on creative instincts, refined taste level and wealth of experience have made her a true force in our business. Additionally, she is a champion of storytellers and groundbreaking projects that align with our company’s overall mission. We are thrilled to be working with her.”

In her role at Starz, Fernandez had been responsible for leading the company’s inclusion initiatives. In her time at Starz, she shepherded shows such as “Spartacus,” “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” “Black Sails,” “Da Vinci’s Demons,” “Vida,” “American Gods,” and the upcoming ““P-Valley.”

“I have long admired both Charles and MacRo’s dedication to amplifying the voices
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Former Starz Programming Executive Marta Fernandez Named MacRo TV Studios President

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Former Wme partner Charles D. King’s media company MacRo has hired Marta Fernandez to serve as the president of MacRo Television Studios.

Fernandez will oversee MacRo’s television slate, which includes “Gentefied,” “Dawn,” and the Michael B. Jordan-produced “Raising Dion” for Netflix. Allen Hughes is also directing a five-part docuseries on Tupac Shakur with the full cooperation of the late rapper’s estate.

“I couldn’t be happier to have Marta join us to lead our television group. Her spot-on creative instincts, refined taste level and wealth of experience have made her a true force in our business. Additionally, she is a champion of storytellers and groundbreaking projects that align with our company’s overall mission. We are thrilled to be working with her,” King said.

Also Read: Charles King's Macro Inks First-Look Deal With Warner Bros

Fernandez was most recently with Starz as the executive vice president of original programming.
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First Trailer for the Robert The Bruce Film With Braveheart Actor Angus Macfadyen Reprising The Role

If you’re a fan of Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, I’ve got the first trailer here for you to watch for a movie that you’re going to want to see. It’s a historical action drama based on the Scottish warrior Robert the Bruce, it’s called Robert the Bruce, and Braveheart star Angus Macfadyen reprises his role from Braveheart.

The movie looks pretty good, and the story “explores the lost months during a long, harsh winter when Robert, injured and pursued across the Highlands by his enemies, takes shelter with the steely Morag and her fearless children. Restored to health and spurred on by this humble family’s resilience and courage, Bruce finally finds the resolve to rally his people and lead his country to hard-fought independence.” This is the synopsis that was released:

Scotland 1306, Robert the Bruce (Angus Macfadyen) crowns himself King and takes the ambition
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