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Rick Porter

Television Writer

Rick Porter joined The Hollywood Reporter in 2018 and covers TV ratings and measurement, deals, renewals and cancellations and other aspects of the business. He was previously editor of TV by the Numbers and associate editor at Tribune Media's Zap2it.

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Cote de Pablo, Michael Weatherly Return to ‘NCIS’-Verse With Paramount+ Series

The NCIS franchise is expanding again — with a pair of very familiar faces from its past. Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly are set to star in an untitled, Paris-set spinoff of the series, reprising their roles as, respectively, Ziva David and Tony DiNozzo. The series order comes on the heels of Weatherly returning […]

Yvonne Strahovski to Star in Peacock Thriller ‘Teacup’ From James Wan

Yvonne Strahovski has landed her next series project. The Handmaid’s Tale star will lead the cast for Teacup, a horror thriller series at Peacock that counts James Wan among its executive producers. Strahovski will also be a producer on the project, which is inspired by author Robert McCammon’s 1988 novel Stinger. Teacup will center on […]

‘Where Is Wendy Williams?’ Gets Strong Ratings for Lifetime

Lifetime’s controversial Where Is Wendy Williams? documentary proved to be a big draw for the cable network. The 4 1/2-hour documentary, which aired over two nights on Feb. 24 and 25, averaged 1.04 million same-day viewers, according to Nielsen. That’s more than triple the average primetime audience for Lifetime in the previous three weeks, which […]

‘Young and the Restless’ Renewed Through 2027-28 on CBS

The longest-running scripted series in CBS’ history will add several more years to its total. The network has ordered four more seasons of its daytime soap The Young and the Restless. The renewal — which comes as a previous four-year pickup is about to end — will take the show through its 55th season in 2027-28. […]

Taylor Sheridan’s Most (and Least) Watched TV Shows, Ranked

When it comes to corralling viewers, Taylor Sheridan is hardly all hat, no cattle. The ultra-prolific writer-director’s Yellowstone universe shows and his other Paramount+ dramas perform quite strongly, helping to heavily prop up the streamer with its 63 million subscribers. Naturally, however, some shows outpull others. Here, The Hollywood Reporter takes a closer look at […]

Diego Boneta-Led Thriller ‘El Gato’ Lands at Amazon

A long-developing comic book series starring Diego Boneta has found a home at Amazon’s Prime Video. The tech giant’s streaming service has ordered El Gato, based on the comic El Gato Negro by Richard Dominguez. Boneta (Luis Miguel: The Series, the 2022 Father of the Bride) will play the title character in the thriller, a […]

Seth Meyers Discusses “Constantly Shifting Sands” Over 10 Years of ‘Late Night’

When Seth Meyers inaugurated his version of Late Night in 2014, the guests on his first show were Amy Poehler and then Vice President Joe Biden. Meyers will celebrate 10 years of as host of Late Night on Monday, when his guests will be … Amy Poehler and Joe Biden. NBC confirmed Monday afternoon that the […]

Ryan Murphy Teases New Horror Series ‘Grotesquerie’ on FX

Ryan Murphy will tell a different kind of horror story on FX later in the year. The megaproducer dropped a teaser for a new series titled Grotesquerie in an Instagram post (see it below) on Friday. According to the post, it will star Niecy Nash-Betts — who has worked with Murphy several times before and is […]

Sam Waterston on His ‘Law & Order’ Goodbye and Getting to “Kill the Bull” One Last Time

[This story contains spoilers from the Feb. 22, 2024 episode of Law & Order, “Last Dance.”] Jack McCoy left the world of Law & Order the way he came into it — in a courtroom. Sam Waterston said goodbye to the long-running NBC franchise in Thursday’s episode, ending his 19-season, 405-episode run as prosecutor-turned-New York County […]

Streaming Ratings: ‘The Office’ Returns to Charts After Three-Plus Years

For the first time since the show became exclusive to Peacock, The Office has made the weekly streaming rankings. The long-running comedy series racked up 602 million minutes of viewing time for the week of Jan. 22-28, good enough for ninth place among library series. It’s the first appearance for The Office — which was a […]

‘Suits: LA’ Adds ‘Walking Dead’ Alum Josh McDermitt

Suits: LA has found another of its lead actors. Former Walking Dead regular Josh McDermitt has boarded the NBC pilot, a spinoff of the former USA Network series turned Netflix breakout. McDermitt will star opposite the previously cast Stephen Amell in the legal drama, which comes from Suits creator Aaron Korsh and UCP, which produced […]

Glen Powell to Star in College Football Comedy at Hulu

Glen Powell is headed back to college — and to Hulu. The red-hot star of Anyone but You and the forthcoming Twisters will star in Chad Powers, a comedy series about a disgraced college football quarterback who disguises himself and walks on to another school’s team. Powell also co-created the Ted Lasso-ish series with Michael Waldron, […]