NBC Originally Wanted 'Friends' to Feature Another More 'Mature' Main Character

https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2019/08/nbc-wanted-seven-main-cast-members-for-friends

‘Friends’ was almost a very different show, even if the original six characters was always the plan.

A Proposal to Change How Democrats Think About the Supreme Court

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/a-proposal-to-change-how-democrats-think-about-the-supreme-court

Jeffrey Toobin writes about a proposal from Demand Justice, which argues that the next President should not nominate any judicial candidates who come out of the world of corporate … Read the rest

Starz Picks Up "Shining Vale" Horror Comedy Pilot

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2019/08/21/starz-picks-up-shining-vale-horror-comedy-pilot-47012/20190821starz01/

The half-hour comedy is written and executive produced by Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan.

The prodigy whose "first language" is Mozart

http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNews60Minutes/~3/tq3pAhbvV8c/

Alma Deutscher was playing piano and violin by the time she was 3 years old and wrote her first opera at 10. For her, making music seems as natural … Read the rest

Norah O'Donnell

https://www.cbsnews.com/team/norah-odonnell/

Anchor and Managing Editor, “CBS Evening News”; Anchor, CBS News Election Specials; Contributing Correspondent, 60 Minutes

SUITS Recap: F Is For Family, Forever & Frak Faye

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thetvaddict/AXob/~3/RB0doo2M6w8/

SUITS’ final season is officially four-for-four with great storytelling, from top to bottom. Its latest episode was yet another reminder of everything that’s ever been good about the series. … Read the rest

NBC to Air "A Little Late with Lilly Singh: The Primetime Special" on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10 p.m.

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2019/08/21/nbc-to-air-a-little-late-with-lilly-singh-the-primetime-special-on-wednesday-sept-18-at-10-pm-204414/20190821nbc02/

The one-hour special immediately follows the two-hour season finale of “America’s Got Talent.”

#SaveSpidey Is Trending Following Collapse of Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man Deal

https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2019/08/savespidey-trending-collapse-marvel-sony-spider-man-deal

On Tuesday it was reported and subsequently confirmed that Sony had ended its relationship with Marvel Studios.

TV Ratings Tuesday: ‘America’s Got Talent’ rises, ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ holds steady

https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/tv-ratings-tuesday-aug-20-2019/

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10
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Are we better at predicting recessions or the weather?

https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2019/08/21/better-predicting-recessions-weather/

You’re hearing a lot of talk about an impending recession these days, despite a number of economists saying that the signs are either missing or dubious. Why do you

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