Nashville Season Six, Episode Three - Jump Then Fall - Advanced Preview

Nashville Season Six, Episode Three - Jump Then Fall - Advanced Preview

I've finally gotten access to 603, so without further ado, here's my next advanced preview for Nashville.


Now I have to give props to Hayden, as always, because she has to play a new role about every episode with this show! I love it because if  I don't like one Juliette, I know they'll be  another one next week waiting to be explored. Anyway, this week Juliette appears to no longer be depressed, which is a good thing, but I'm not so sure you'll like the Juliette this week. She's become really philosophical and quite frankly, a hippie. But don't worry, she's still *so* friendly and loving to Avery all the time, so no need to sweat. I knew there was a reason I loved Javery - it's how *loving* they are to each other  every week.

Juliette makes Avery go see Darius, something he's not too happy about. Darius tries to give him a explanation of what his "coherent philosophy" is, but we never get an answer on exactly what coherent philosophy is. But apparently it's the  oldest  thing known to man and  impossible to understand. Avery is not enthused with the complicated philosophy which upsets the already unfriendly relationship between himself and Juliette.

Juliette spends more time with Darius where he makes a play on her music career and I don't like where it looks to be going.

On a different note, if you're one of those weird people who can't get into Juliette joining a cult and hearing  the writers' endless attempts many times a week each week to sound smart and clever with their writing, there are some extremely cute Cadence scenes which just about made the episode worth watching. 

Also,  there was a wonderful clip of Hayden's beautiful voice singing, but you're going to have to get your video cameras out because it does not sound like we  get it released (shock)



Scarlett has turned into Deacon's shrink this season, and this week I was *quite* fascinated by what we saw from Nashville's new resident humanitarian. The writers really explored this week giving  her the Juliette treatment (not screen time, they could never), but plotwise. She's in a new setting and it's quite weird not seeing Scarlett how we did for five years.


Did bupkis this week. Nothing to report except he had a really funny four second scene with Will  and DaveDan.


Will was given a rough week this week. He's been pretty down in the dumps, physically and mentally as some stuff has changed in Zach's life that upsets Will who supposedly really misses Zach (the hero), but you'd think that Will and Zach were like married or something with how deep they made their scene.

Anyway, Will and Kevin are over, and Will  and Zach are still over, so they are move Will off to another...way of being? And there's a scene that is quite awkward (thanks steroids), I was like "woah"

The steroid plot is also finally given the light of day this week, but I know do want to kill Will, so y'know.

Bright side: The audience will really like something that happens this week and I know it must have caused MH great pains to do.


In season one, Deacon was a happy and cool guy. That person went away off and on throughout the  show, and it appears that he may finally be  happy again this week thanks to everyone's favorite, Jessie. 

This week is basically filled wall to wall with more riveting Jeacon (did I get that right?) "drama", as well as some brilliant family drama. We  also see more about Jessie's future than I'd care for, but I suppose that's what is supposed to  happen with main characters... This week is basically just a rehash (again) of the weekly Deacon and Jessie that's been going on since season five, but plots are hard for MH, so I understand.


I was awaiting the blossoming relationship of Maddie and Jonah all week. It's so exciting and I was losing sleep over what was going to happen. This week we really get to see it (like a lot), so I am sure Lennon and the Jonah actor's mom was very happy. Anyway, aside from this, thankfully, they have a semi-music related plot (small), and Jonah strikes me as a nicer Markus, they're almost identical and you'll see that this week when he and Maddie get into their three songs.


Has been moody and  sad because of Jeacon, and she bonds with Maddie for the first time in years, and it was a nice reminder of earlier seasons. She has a song, which don't shoot me, MAY be catchy.

This week was really not Nashville. Nobody was making music, nobody had a plot where they sang, or were entertaining, etc. The show has truly morphed from a show about musicians to a stereotypical life "drama".

How do you think the plots will continue to progress? Is there anything you could still possibly be excited for? Let me know in the comments below!

The Shannara Chronicles Canceled: UPDATED- BEING SHOPPED

The Shannara Chronicles will not be returning for another season on Spike/Paramount. The show's journey has been a wild one thus far, originally starting its run on MTV in early 2016 before taking a lengthy hiatus and moving to Spike for season two in late 2017. The series received decent ratings in season one but understandable struggled to find an audience in its second go-round, leading to an expected decision. Below are the ratings for all of season two.

UPDATE: Shannara is being shopped to other networks for season three; it ain't dead yet.

What do you think of this news? Are you sad to see The Shannara Chronicles go? Let us know win the comments below.

Nashville Season Six Episode Three - Press Release

NASHVILLE 603: “Jump Then Fall” airing on Thursday, January 18th
Daphne struggles with the idea of Deacon dating. Juliette introduces Avery to Darius. Maddie and Jonah record a song, but Maddie finds Jonah’s life a little too public. Will learns news about Zach and find ways to enhance his appearance.

Written by: Savannah Dooley
Directed by: Allan Arkush

9-1-1 Renewed for Season 2 by FOX

After two episodes, FOX has renewed the Ryan Murphy produced freshman series for a second season, according to Deadline.

Currently, the show averages a 1.65 in A18-49 rating, and almost 7 million viewers, while growing out of its X-Files lead in.

What do you think about the news? Let us know in the comments below!

1982-83 Sitcom Scorecard -- Cheers Is Nearly Cancelled

Written Collecting Ratings Jewels by Bridger Cunningham
As promised, TVRG has been actively searching archives to give readers missing years of data in television history.  And now, the illusive 1982-83 data has been located!  Now, TVRG has contiguous sitcom coverage from 1981-2017, and several outliers in the prior decades.  Only ranks are available for most shows beyond 33rd place, but the ranks help paint a precise picture of what went on this season.
Longtime favorites such as Laverne and Shirley, as well as MASH and All in the Family spinoff Archie Bunker's Place left the air after lengthy runs, leaving multiple holes in the schedule.  After multiple years of failure in 3rd Place, NBC devised a plan of saturating its lineup with laughs.  7 of the 10 shows survived (and barely), the highest number among any network as only 16 of the 39 sitcoms displayed this season made it to the 1983-84 season.  CBS cancelled the highest number of top-30 players, with 5 of their 15 shows surviving.  And ABC's luck followed a similar traectory, with only 4 of its 14 shows being renewed.
Please note three additional installments for Historic Sitcom Scorecards are planned for this year -- 1975-76, 1979-80 and 2017-18, bringing the total to 46 years of sitcom data to report.
Several shows bit the dust this season, several of which had runs of 5+ years.  Among them, Archie Bunker's Place (4 seasons in title, 13 with Carroll O'Connor's household name headlining), MASH (11 seasons), Laverne and Shirley (8 seasons) and Taxi (5 seasons), which faltered after jumping from ABC to NBC this season.  This chart also features several players which eventually revived in syndication -- Mama's Family (cancelled the next season, revived in syndication from 1986-90), Silver Spoons (cancelled in 1986, revived for one more season in syndication) and 9 to 5 (Cancelled later in 1983, revived in syndication from 1986-88).
Where the 1982-83 season was a pioneer year was NBC's investments in sitcoms which ultimately saved the network in 1984.  The Facts of Life was picking up momentum in its 4th season, while parent Diff'rent Strokes showed signs of aging.  And reviving Taxi from ABC did not ignite the fire NBC desired.  However, the fortunes lay in the new pilots -- Silver Spoons, Family Ties and Cheers.  Silver Spoons made an ideal show to shuffle around the schedule, while Family Ties and Cheers helped ignite a powerhouse comedy block on Thursdays, Must-See-TV.  
Source --

Monday TV Ratings 1/15/18: Superior Donuts & Other CBS Shows Return Well, The Gifted Ends Up On a Good Night

Analysis to come.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PMThe Bachelor1.8/66.56ABC

Kevin Can Wait1.3/57.12CBS

The Wall1.2/55.83NBC

The Gifted (F)1.0/43.39Fox

Supergirl0.6/22.15The CW
8:30 PMMan With a Plan1.2/56.65CBS
9 PMSuperior Donuts1.1/45.89CBS

Better Late Than Never1.0/45.47NBC

Valor0.2/11.04The CW
9:30 PM9JKL1.0/45.13CBS
10 PMThe Good Doctor1.7/79.26ABC


The Brave0.7/33.91NBC

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Marietta Episode 1.03 "Cruel Intentions" Press Release



"Cruel Intentions" - (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET) - Marietta has a big announcement, but not everyone is happy about that.

ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE A HARD THING - Marietta decides to make her mayoral campaign official, announcing to the public her decision to run. Things don't go off without a hitch, with her son Kyle and his girlfriend Maria also having a major announcement, one so shocking Marietta ends up having a health crisis because of it. Once her announcement is finally made, the media isn't too pleased with it, with former one-term Senator Kristine Allen of New Hampshire calling Marietta out on TV's #1 cable news show. Meanwhile, Tammy officially starts work as Marietta's campaign manager only on The TV Ratings Guide.

MARIETTA is one of The TV Ratings Guide's first ORIGINAL SERIES, airing right here on The TV Ratings Guide.


Marietta - Episode 1.02 - Goodbye to Love

MARIETTA is one of The TV Ratings Guide's first ORIGINAL SERIES, an original feature ONLY on The TV Ratings Guide.


Marietta is at her Washington, DC apartment, where she is saying goodbye to her husband, who is leaving for Sierra Leone.

Marietta: Danny, do you really have to go?

Danny: We’ve been through this, Marietta. The people of Sierra Leone need us more than you do. You’ll be fine on your own for 6 months.

Marietta: But I DO need you.

Danny: Why? You have Patty Lynn, and Martin, and Milton. 

Marietta: They’re all crazy. Don’t leave me with these crazy people!

Danny: I know you’re joking, but your family is really lovely. You should treat them better. I think they’ll provide more than enough company for the next six months

Marietta: But I need you. I haven’t told you yet, but I’m running for mayor of New Orleans. I need you to appear on the campaign trail. I was already criticized in my Senate reelection because you didn’t appear on the campaign trail with me enough. And I treat them just fine. I’m so nice to my family. Believe me.

Danny: So that’s why you “Need me.” Not because you’ll miss you.

Marietta: Don’t you start with me. You’re the one abandoning me. It’s not right.

Danny: Well, that’s true I guess. It’s not fair to always -

Marietta: Hold on. Milton’s calling!

Danny: Ignore it.

Marietta: It has to do with the campaign. It’s important.

Danny: Whatever Marietta.

Marietta: Hey Milton? What’s crackalackin’ down in N’Awlins?

Milton: Never say “crackalackin’” again. Seriously. Anyways, when are you going to tell Mom and Dad about the campaign?

Marietta: I’m not.

Milton: What?

Marietta: At least, not until I announce it to the world. Because Mom will try to convince me not to run, and Dad will agree because he has no spine when it comes to Mom.

Milton: I’m not going to let you do that to Mom and Dad. They deserve to know.

Marietta: Well, then you tell them for me. Gotta go, Mom’s calling. Thanks, bye.

Patty Lynn: Marietta! I made you a cheesecake! I sent it to your apartment, and it should be delivered soon.

Marietta: Why did you bake me a cheesecake?

Patty Lynn: Because I love you and I love that we’re going to get to see you more now that you’re moving back to New Orleans.

Marietta: Why do you think I’m moving back to New Orleans?

Patty Lynn: Because why wouldn’t you? What do you have in DC? 

Marietta: I have my friends, and my apartment, and I’ve been offered a job as a lobbyist. I haven’t decided what I’m doing yet.

Patty Lynn: Send back the cheesecake.

Marietta: What?
Patty Lynn: Cheesecake is only for children that care enough about their moms to move back to New Orleans.

Marietta: Fine, I’ll move back to New Orleans! Can I have to cheesecake now?

Patty Lynn: Do you mean it?

Marietta: Yes??

Patty Lynn: No. You can’t have the cheesecake. I’m not convinced.

Maria, the fiancée of Marietta’s son Kyle, is calling.

Marietta: I gotta go, Mom. Maria’s calling.

Patty Lynn: Ugh!

Marietta: I know, right? I dread this.

Patty Lynn: Just for the struggle, you can eat the cheesecake.

Marietta: Thanks Mom. Bye!
Patty Lynn: Bye.

Marietta: Hey, Maria!

Danny (in the background): Oh, come on!

Maria: Hey, Marietta.-

Marietta: Call me Senator Landfield.

Maria: Alright, Senator Landfield. 

Marietta: Come on! I’m obviously messing with you.

Maria: Oh. I just wanted to call to ask if we could meet up a bit over the next six months. We’ll both be without our partners, and I thought we could use the company.

Marietta presses the mute button on the phone. 

Marietta: Oh, sweet baby Jesus.

She turns the mute button off.

Marietta: You’re a Democrat, right?

Maria: That’s an odd question, but of course I am. I voted for Hillary and volunteered for her campaign. What does this have to do with hanging out?

Marietta: That’s great. Anyways, I’m running for mayor of New Orleans.

Maria: Aww, that’s great.

Marietta: I wasn’t finished. I want you to work for my campaign. You can be whatever you want, as long as it isn’t the campaign manager. That’s Milton’s job.

Maria: Really? Oh my goodness, that you! I’d love to work for you.

Marietta: It’s nothing, really. You’re family. Family helps family. Anyways, I gotta go. Danny’s waiting for me.

Maria: Alright. Bye, Marietta.

Marietta: Bye bye, now.

Danny: F***ing finally!

Marietta: Oh, you get off your high horse! Those were very important calls.

Danny: You talked with your mother about cheesecake!

Marietta: That was the most important call!

Danny: I really have to go now. So, bye Marietta. I’m leaving.

Danny slams the door and walks out.

Marietta: Well, I guess I’ll go to the Senate. I gotta clear out my office so Betty Benoit doesn’t have a hissy fit. 

Marietta is sitting alone in her office, talking to herself and eating the cheesecake baked my Patty Lynn.

Marietta: I’m just so lonely here. I wish I was in New Orleans. Or Florida.

NY Senator Tammy Yarborough: Oh dear, nobody wishes that they’re in Florida.

Marietta: Tammy! I’ve missed you so much. 

Tammy: Missed me? I’ve been here day and night for like three months. I gotta get stuff done before I leave for good.

Marietta: I’ve been so busy with the reelection campaign and-

Tammy: I’m so sorry about how that turned out, Marietta. You deserved better than that. You deserved a proper sendoff after all of the work you’ve done in the Senate. At least New York let me have a proper sendoff. Louisiana could take a few notes.

Marietta: It’s fine, really. And don’t go after Louisiana! I do have a question for you, though. Why are you leaving? You’re the Senate majority leader, Tammy. That’s so much power to just give up.

Tammy: With great power comes great responsibility. It was too much for me. I held the position for 12 years. That’s a long time. I needed a break. Also, did you see the results this year? To say it was a s***show would be an understatement.

Marietta: We didn’t do that badly.

Tammy: We lost 11 seats. If that isn’t bad I don’t know what is.

Marietta: Well at least we won New Hampshire.

Tammy: You’re right, Marietta. The losses in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Florida, Arizona, Ohio, Louisiana, and Georgia don’t matter because we won New Hampshire.

Marietta: Wow, that is a lot.

Tammy: Ya think? We went for a 60 seat supermajority to a 49 seat minority. That’s beyond ugly. But remember. At least Marjorie Hausen remains in the Senate serving New Hampshire.

Marietta: I can’t believe we lost our majority. Nobody thought that would happen.

Tammy: Well nobody expected freakin’ Rosenburg to get indicted on fraud charges two weeks before the election. Nor did we think McCarthy was going to resign because “Boo hoo. My wife left me to be with another woman.” Deal with it like a man, Ron.

Marietta: Do you know how awful that sounds?

Tammy: Nope, and I don’t care.

Marietta: Anyways, you gave up because of the bad crop of candidates? Why couldn’t you fight?

Tammy: Marietta, I’m not exactly a spring chicken. I need to relax. I’ve got like six seasons of Scandal to watch. I gotta chill.

Marietta: Did you just say chill?

Tammy: Maybe.

Marietta: You did, but whatever. Want a slice of cheesecake?

Tammy: Marietta, I’m the senior senator from New York. The only cheesecake that exists to me is New York Cheesecake.

Marietta: But it’s so good.

Tammy: Not as good as New York Cheesecake. Sorry.

Marietta: I’ll have to tell my mother you don’t like her baking.

Tammy: Now don't you start with me.

Marietta: I’m just messing with you, Tammy.

Tammy: I’m going to miss this so much.

Marietta: I will too. That’s why I wanted to ask you something really important.

Tammy: What is it?

Marietta: Would you work for my mayoral campaign?

Tammy: Mayoral campaign? What mayoral campaign?

Marietta: I’m running for mayor of New Orleans. And I want you the be my chief of staff.

Tammy: Oh, really? That’s so great, Marietta! I’m so glad you didn’t just give up on politics. It’s truly your calling in life. And sure, I’ll join your campaign. Scandal can wait.

Marietta: I’m so pleased that you want to be a part of the campaign.

Just then, Betty Benoit enters, wanting to set up her office. 

Marieta: Hide me, Tammy!

Tammy pushes Marietta to the floor.

Marietta: Ouch!

Tammy: Crawl out of here. I’ll deal with the Wicked Witch of Eastern Louisiana.

Marietta: Alright.

Marietta crawls out, but Betty sees her.

Betty: What the heck are you doing? This is just embarrassing.

Marietta: Well, I am on all fours because I am obviously trying to get out of here without you noticing. And I’ve failed.

Betty: Just like you failed to get reelected.

Marietta: Screw you.

Betty: Wow, what a warm, loving woman.

Marietta: My mother always said if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything nice at all. I’ll never have to see you again after today. Good.

Betty: You wish you could be so lucky. See you later Landfield. Oh, and make sure my office is cleared out my 10 AM tomorrow. I want to be able to move into it then.

Tammy: F*** you, Betty Benoit! 

Betty: Wow, you're mighty feisty for a Senate Majority Leader. That’s pretty unprofessional.

Tammy: Get out of Marietta’s office.

Betty: It’s my office.

Tammy: Oh, I didn’t know it was January 3 yet. My bad.

Betty: I’ll be on my way. But I’ll be back tomorrow.

Tammy: I’ll make sure I’m not here.

Betty leaves the building.

Marietta: Let’s freaking trash this office.

Tammy: I’ll go get some toilet paper and silly string.

Marietta: Why do you have that stuff in your office?

Tammy: Uh, to be prepared for this. Duh.

Marietta: Go get it, and let’s trash this place and go.

Tammy quickly runs to her office for the toilet paper and silly string.

Tammy: I got the stuff.

Marietta: Alright. You use the silly string. I’l throw the toilet paper. Let’s make this office a mess.

Just then, Kate Hagelin, the Senate Majority Whip, outgoing senator from North Carolina and one of Marietta’s friends, walks up to the office.

Kate: What’s going on here?

Marietta: We’re trashing my office to annoy Betty Benoit.

Kate: Let me help.

Back in New Orleans, Milton is trying to break the big news to Patty Lynn and Martin.

Milton: Umm, I have some big news for you guys.

Martin: Are you finally getting married? Sarah really needs a mom.

Milton: No, dad. I’m not getting married. I’m not even dating someone. 

Martin: Well what is it then? Have you realized you’re gay now like your cousin Eliza?

Milton: No, I’m not gay. And neither is Eliza. She’s bisexual.

Martin: What’s the difference?

Milton: I’m not going to explain the difference between being gay and being bisexual to my 75 year old father!

Martin: I’m 77!

Milton: How is that better? You’re two steps closer to being dead.

Martin: Well that was just uncalled for.

Milton: Well, I’m sorry dad.

Patty Lynn: Gee whiz! What’s your news then?

Milton: Well now I don’t want to tell you ‘cause you’re both mad.

Patty Lynn: Milton Maurice Landfield, I brought you into this world and I can take you out of it! Tell us your news!

Milton: Marietta’s running for mayor!

Martin: Well now you’re just making things up. Because she isn’t.

Milton: Um, yes she is running.

Martin: She would have told me first, I’m her beloved dad.

Milton: Well she didn’t. She told me first. And she asked me to tell you guys because she was afraid you’d try to talk her out of it. Mom, what the heck are you doing?

Patty Lynn: I’m calling Marietta.

Milton: Why?

Patty Lynn: To tell her not to run.

Milton: Why? She wants this so much!

Patty Lynn: Because Amy Applewhite reportedly wants it, too. And she’s a stone cold bi-

Milton: Language!

Patty Lynn: Sorry. My point is that she’ll chew you up. She’s a maneater.

Milton: First, did you just quote Hall & Oates? Second, that doesn’t even make sense. She’s not that bad. Sure she’s farther r-

Patty Lynn: I don’t care about her policies, she’s a Democrat and that’s all that matters. But in 1996, she ran for city council. Against her grandmother. And ran some nasty attack ads.

Milton: Well, she sounds lovely.

Patty Lynn: And she’ll be even worse to Marietta. I can’t watch my baby girl get slandered again. Not after that vicious Senate election.

Milton: I know it’s hard. But let her have it. Especially with Danny leaving her-

Patty Lynn: What???

Milton: Oh, not in the divorce kind of way. In the left the country way.

Patty Lynn: Honestly, I don’t know which is worse.

Just then, Marietta storms in.

Marietta: What are you guys talking about?

Milton: I told them your news.

Marietta: Oh, what do you guys think? Are you ready to join team Marietta?

Milton looks at Patty Lynn, to make sure she keeps her thoughts to herself.

Patty Lynn: I sure am, Marietta! Let’s make this official.

Marietta: That’s great. But before I do that can we just sit down as a family and do our favorite thing. I’m in such a sad state with Danny and Kyle gone.

Patty Lynn: You want to play Monopoly?

Marietta: Yes. Because I know that I can beat you all.

Martin: I highly doubt you’ll be able to beat me.

Milton: Excuse me, but I think I can beat you all.

Patty Lyn: Well I’m a sh***y Monopoly player so I know you’ll all beat me. But let’s go play. I think we’ve got the time.


Patty Lynn: Oh my gosh, this is the longest game of Monopoly I have ever played.

Marietta: It’s not Monopoly. It’s US Senate-Opoly. It’s very special.

Martin: You only think it’s special because it’s got your face on it .

Marietta: I’m not that superficial. It’s special because it’s one of only a hundred copies in existence.

Patty Lynn: For good reason. It’s awful. Why is this our favorite game?

Marietta: Because it’s so long, we get to make lots of family memories.

Patty Lynn: Family memories my a**! Your brother’s been asleep for five hours!

Milton: I just landed on Marietta’s space! And it has hotels on it-

Marietta: They’re not hotels. They’re Senate buildings. 

Milton: Oh, who gives a crap? The point is, I’m finally out. Night night.

Patty Lynn: It’s just me and you now-

Patty Lynn looks over at Marietta, who has fallen asleep, just like Martin and Milton.

Patty Lynn: Goodnight, my loves. 

WRITTEN BY: Rebecca Bunch
CREATED BY: Rebecca Bunch

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