Last season, The CW renewed all of its regular season shows (excluding the two that were already ending). That move was likely due to the network programming six nights a week, instead of its traditional five. How many shows will be cancelled or renewed during the 2019-20 season? Stay tuned.
There’s lots of data that network execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. These charts will be updated daily, as new ratings data becomes available.
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Hunters was created by David Weil, whose grandmother was a Holocaust survivor. Speaking to EW, he described her stories as akin to those found in a comic book, with ‘grand good versus grand evil, and that became the lens through which I saw the Holocaust.’
You might have hoped that any commentary around a new drama about Nazis trying to establish a fourth Reich in modern-day America would not need include the word “timely”. But we are where we are.
Hunters (Amazon Prime) is that timely, too-resonant series. Created by newcomer David Weil and executive produced by comedy and horror specialist Jordan Peele, it was inspired by the real-life Nazi hunters of the mid-20th century and Operation Paperclip, the US government’s covert recruitment after the war of around 1,600 German scientists, engineers and technicians – including many former Nazis – to try and gain the US an edge over the Soviets in the cold war and the space race.
Set in 1977 New York, during the Summer of Sam, it tells the tale of supersmart young Jewish Brooklynite Jonah Heidelbaum (Logan Lerman), who has set aside dreams of college to work and deal weed to support the beloved grandmother (Jeannie Berlin) with whom he lives. We first see him passionately debating the nature v nurture origins of Darth Vader’s diabolism as he and his friends leave a showing of Star Wars, which is handy as he will soon be caught up in 10 episodes of prestige TV exploring similar issues.