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UnREAL S2E4 Review

Hey folks, this is Jessica, and here's a long overdue review of UnREAL. Monday night's episode was pretty shocking in of itself. Without further ado, here's the synopsis and review of Monday night's episode. 

2x04 - "Treason"
After last week's match was lit off, this week's explosive episode exposed the war between Rachel and Quinn. Quinn finds out about her father's death, and she soon teams up with Chet to sabotage Rachel and Coleman, by nearly paralyzing Darius. 

Rachel then gives Darius an epidural, and then Darius comes back swinging. Ruby gets her time to shine in this episode, and it is glorious. 

Friendships ending seems to be the theme of this episode as Darius fires Romeo as his manager. The best quote from this is this: "You just poisoned the best thing either of us ever had for a television show. And you have to live with that."

To think, Romeo was the only ally in Darius's corner.

Overall, I was pretty shocked about this week's episode. It all gets darker from there.
Grade: A

NBC to Air Special Episodes of 'Superstore' and 'The Voice' During 2016 Olympics


NBC has announced that it will be utilizing its 2016 Rio Olympics broadcasts to launch two of its hit shows into the 2016-2017 season.

On Friday, August 19, the Cloud 9 employees of Superstore will return with an Olympics-themed episode.

On Sunday, August 21, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys will make their coaching debuts with the Blind Auditions premiere of The Voice, following the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games.

What do you think of this news? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Jess's Take: Summer Renew/Cancel Comparisons, Part 1

Hey folks, this is Jessica. This is a Renew/Cancel comparison post, and since all predictions are out, here are the current standings.

Show TV Ratings Guide TV Watch US TV Predictor
Mistresses (ABC) Likely to be Canceled Likely Renewal Likely to be Renewed
Uncle Buck (ABC) Certain to be Renewed Likely Cancelation Toss Up
American Gothic (CBS) Certain to be Canceled Toss Up Likely to be Renewed
BrainDead (CBS) Certain to be Canceled Toss Up Likely to be Canceled
Houdini and Doyle (FOX) Certain to be Canceled Likely Cancelation Sure to be Canceled
Wayward Pines (FOX) Toss Up Likely Renewal Likely to be Renewed
Aquarius (NBC) Certain to be Canceled Likely Cancelation Toss Up
The Night Shift (NBC) Likely to be Renewed Likely Renewal Likely to be Canceled

So with that being said, I will highlight some shows in more detail.

Uncle Buck: Today is June 30, which is typically the day that cast options expire. This show was originally slated for midseason, but has been demoted to summer. It's doing okay for summer standards, a lot better than The Whispers. However, we have a new president at ABC. It's hard to tell whether or not Channing Dungey would get the negative PR reputation of canceling both summer scripted shows.

Mistresses: Given that Castle was canceled, and that Nashville moved to a cable network, I wouldn't be surprised if Dungey decides to cancel this marginal performer.

In terms of wild cards, Uncle Buck, American Gothic, The Night Shift, Wayward Pines, and Mistresses are bound to cause some missed predictions this summer. With that being said, let the best prediction site win!

Summer Reality Shows Renew/Cancel: ABC Game Shows Enter, 'Spartan' Downgraded & More

Summer Reality Shows Renew/Cancel Watch: Week 5

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Show 
Network 
Prediction 
Predicted 
The Bachelorette
ABC
    
America's Got Talent
NBC
    
American Ninja Warrior
NBC     
Big Brother
CBS     
MasterChef
FOX     
The $100,000 Pyramid
ABC     
Celebrity Family Feud
ABC     
Match Game
ABC    
Whose Line Is It Anyway
The CW    
Hotel Hell
FOX    
So You Think You Can Dance?
FOX    
To Tell the Truth
ABC    
BattleBots
ABC    
500 Questions
ABC   
Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge
NBC
  

Maya & Marty
NBC  
Home Free
FOX
Coupled
FOX

ANALYSIS
The $100,000 Pyramid, Celebrity Family Feud, and Match Game: All started really well this week. Better than over half of ABC's regular season lineup. Of course they will come back. But, they may fall really low (it is not likely) so they may not stay at renewal predictions.
BattleBots: Premiered to a low 1.0 last week. That isn't too good, but not too bad. It is not in the best time slot, and is renewable still for a Summer reality show. But it may fall in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned.
Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge: Fell to a 0.7 when it moved to Thursdays. Now, that is not good. Period. I'll give it the benefit of the doubt and wait until we see some more ratings, but this is not a good sign.
Home Free: Fell further from its already low rated premiere last week to Coupled ratings. It's not coming back.

ENTERING NEXT WEEK: Masters of Illusion (Sorry I just found out about this show...)

What do you think of the predictions? Let me know in the comments below!

KEY:

     - Certain to be Renewed

     - Likely to be Renewed

   - Toss Up

  - Likely to be Cancelled

 - Certain to be Cancelled