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Here are the top 50 broadcast shows so far this season

It always helps to have pro football, but a feisty gal like Cookie also comes in handy when it comes to TV ratings. According to the latest Nielsen stats, NBC was able to top the 18-49 demographic charts with its Sunday Night Football franchise, but Fox's Empire led the pack in scripted... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/3bTM59fJUbI/top-50-broadcast-shows

Scandal: Will Jake Reunite With Olivia? 'I Think He's Done,' Says Scott Foley

Having slowed its roll a bit since the uber-frenetic times of, say, Seasons 2 and 3, ABCs Scandal wrapped the first half of Season 5 with an impressively buzzy hour in which Olivias termination of a pregnancy (that we didnt even know was in play) was not the only big twist. No, in addition to [] http://tvline.com/2015/12/29/scandal-season-5-olivia-jake-reunion-scott-foley/

Here's The Difference Between Abortion On TV And In Real Life

A new study shows that when it comes to abortion on the small screen, we still have a long way to go. Researchers Gretchen Sisson and Katrina Kimport examined depictions of abortion on U.S. television shows across cable and network TV from 2005 to 2014. Their findings, published in the journal Contraception , reveal that the demographics of characters who consider and have abortions on most shows do not quite reflect the reality of women who actually get abortions in real life. As shown in the graphic below, there were 78 storylines on American television between 2005 and 2014 where a character considered having an abortion. In 51 percent of those storylines, the character chose to move forward with the abortion. However, the majority of these fictional women were young, white, and rich -- despite the fact that statistically the majority of women who get abortions are black, Hispanic, and from poorer socio-economic backgrounds. http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/c/35496/f/677094/s/4c6aa3d7/sc/28/l/0L0Shuffingtonpost0N0C20A150C120C210Cthe0Edifference0Ebetween0Eabortion0Eon0Etv0Eand0Ereal0Elife0In0I8864540A0Bhtml0Dutm0Ihp0Iref0Ftv0Gir0FTV/story01.htm

Here Are All the Ways Abortions on TV Don't Reflect Reality

Television is, of course, fake, but it can provide an opportunity to consider controversial topics like abortion in a comfortable, fictional setting. Yet, as researchers with the University of California, San Francisco, group Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health found, abortion on TV is often unlike abortion in real life and the mismatch could affect how people perceive women who terminate pregnancies. For a study published in the journal Contraception , researchers looked at depictions of abortion on all U.S. television shows (including networks, premium channels, and streaming services) from 2005 to 2014 and identified 78 plotlines where characters considered abortion, including 40 where a woman had one. They found that women on TV who had abortions were younger, whiter, wealthier , and less likely to already have children than the average American woman who ends a pregnancy. Read More...

7 TV Presidents, Ranked From Worst to Best

Frank Underwood's surprise Republican debate appearance got us thinking about other TV presidents weve loved and loathed over the years. http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/2XSNT0IatJo/

'Chicago Med' books 'Scandal' star in recurring role

Veteran character actor Gregg Henry has landed a recurring role on Chicago Med , EW has learned exclusively. Henry will play Dr. Downey, a rock star surgeon who takes a shine to Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell). Gregg Henry is a terrific actor who always gives textured and nuanced performances... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/5HQvqDtqaK0/chicago-med-gregg-henry-spoilers

ABC's 'TGIT,' Empire and black-ish Lead NAACP Image Award Nominations

The #TGITNAACP hashtag is coming soon to a Twitter near you. Producer Shonda Rhimes's powerhouse Thursday-night lineup on ABC (marketed as TGIT) scored eight nominations not counting one for Rhimes herself as Entertainer of the Year when the nominees for the 47th NAACP Image Awards were announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif. Foxs Empire and http://tvline.com/2015/12/08/naacp-image-award-nominations-2015-shonda-rhimes-empire-blackish/

Scandal Mega Buzz: Lazarus One Might Not Be Done Yet

  Jake ( Scott Foley ) killed Russell ( Brian White ) point blank on the Scandal winter finale after learning he's behind Lazarus One, but like B613, the murky op might have multiple lives. "I don't think it's ever really going to end," Guillermo Diaz tells us. "There's always going to be that dark force ...   Read More...   http://www.tvguide.com/news/scandal-mega-buzz-lazarus-one/?rss=breakingnews

Scandal's Guillermo Diaz: Huck Is a Changed Man

  [WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about Thursday's episode of Scandal . Read at your own risk.] Family was the major theme of Scandal 's winter finale on Thursday. While Mellie ( Bellamy Young ) went on a filibuster to protect Planned Parenthood's funding, Olivia ( Kerry Washington ),   Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/scandal-postmortem-guillermo-diaz-huck-rowan-olivia/?rss=breakingnews

'Scandal' star Guillermo Diaz on cast's 'shocked' reaction to abortion scene

Scandal s midseason finale floored viewers when Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and Olivia (Kerry Washington) not only broke up, but Olivia got an abortion something that surprised even the cast during the episodes table read. You can imagine we were all pretty shocked, co-star Guillermo Diaz...   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/_dAZVCMSFAU/scandal-abortion-cast-reaction
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