With nine minutes to go on Tuesday evening, Shey Peddy and the Phoenix Mercury appeared to be in deep trouble. The Mercury trailed the Washington Mystics by 12 points and, with the WNBA’s single-elimination format in the first round of the postseason, Phoenix had no margin for error. However, a furious comeback ensued and, in the final seconds, Skylar Diggins-Smith found Peddy in the corner.
From there, Peddy did the rest, calmly knocking down a buzzer-beating three-pointer to win the game by a final score of 85-84.
Peddy finished with 12 points, four rebounds and three steals, with Diggins-Smith adding 24 points, six rebounds and five assists. Elsewhere, Diana Taurasi scored 23 points, dished out six assists and grabbed four rebounds, with the Mystics led by 25 points and four assists from Leilani Mitchell.
In addition to the win-or-go-home heroics, Peddy’s shot also carries a bit of extra emphasis, as the 5’9 guard actually spent time with the Mystics earlier this season. She was waived by Washington in August, quickly signing on with the Mercurcy, and it is a wild confluence of events that she was able to knock down a shot to keep her new team alive in the postseason at the expense of her former squad.
Southern Charm: Season Seven Premiere Teased by Bravo
Last season, ABC’s 20/20 news program dropped slightly in the ratings but the series had much smaller declines than most other shows on television. After so many years, it’s hard to imagine that 20/20 will be cancelled anytime soon but, the network could certainly change things up to try to attract more viewers. Will the series be renewed “as is” for season 44? Stay tuned.
A primetime news magazine series, the 20/20 TV show is anchored by journalists David Muir and Amy Robach. Correspondents include Juju Chang, John Quiñones, Deborah Roberts, Brian Ross, Diane Sawyer, and Jay Schadler. Created by Roone Arledge in June 1978, the program combines investigative news reports with human interest stories and other features. The venerable series’ name is derived from the 20/20 measurement of visual acuity.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For comparisons: Season 42 of 20/20 on ABC averaged a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.34 million viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like the 20/20 TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a 44th season?
All The Reasons Top Gun: Maverick Is A Sequel That Works, According To One Star
It looks like the two actors really got along on set and Tom Cruise inspired Glen Powell’s own need for speed. Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski, who also worked with Tom Cruise in Oblivion and helmed Tron: Legacy for Disney in 2010. The sequel is now coming out on July 2, 2021 instead of its previous date at the end of 2020 due to continued theatrical date shifts.
The Boys EP Breaks Down Stormfront’s Origin Story, Homelander’s Reaction
Warning: The following contains spoilers for The Boys Season 2, Episode 6. Proceed at your own risk!
On this Friday’s This Boys, Stormfront shared the truth about her past with Homelander: She was born in 1919 in Berlin, where she hobnobbed with the Nazi elite. Frederick Vought gave her the first successful injection of Compound V, after which she and Frederick fell in love and had a daughter. Frederick wasn’t interested in the celebrity that comes with being a supe today, Stormfront notes. They are in a war for the culture, she argues, and the other races are trying to take what’s theirs. Vought’s true destiny is to create a master race, and Homelander can be the man to lead them. Stormfront then tells him that she loves him and that they don’t have to be alone anymore. A stunned Homelander takes a moment, before kissing her as the Golden Girls theme song starts to play.
Below, showrunner Eric Kripke talks about developing Stormfront’s Nazi past, the importance of telling this story and how Homelander factors into her plan.
TVLINE | In breaking this episode and Stormfront’s origins, what aspects of the comics did you want to bring in, and what did you want to deviate from, and why?
The character Stormfront in the comics is a literal Nazi and comes from early experiments on Compound V. We always wanted our Stormfront to be that character as well. We just wanted to hide it and make the point [that] so much of this modern, alt-right, social media-driven white supremacy really has its roots in Nazism, in fascism, and it’s a direct line. Stormfront represents that for us. It’s just f–king insane to me that it’s a controversial choice to make a Nazi a bad guy these days. When I was a child, there was no argument over whether Nazis should be bad guys, but here we are, 2020! So I wanted to include all that. In terms of what we didn’t include, I think it’s mostly minor details of what happened when. It was nice to tie together the speech that Edgar gives in Episode 1 about Vought, and then learn more about that story through Stormfront so it all can be kind of continued through, and then ultimately [discover] her goal of using superheroes and Compound V to create a new master race.
TVLINE | Did Frederick Vought give her the shot as an adult or as a baby?
In our minds — we’ve written the backstory — she was probably like a 15 or 16-year-old girl at the time. A little on the older side, so it’s lucky she didn’t explode. But not like a full-grown adult.
TVLINE | Since she has these ties with Frederick Vought, and Vought has over the years been protecting her, moving her around, giving her new identities, is that why she seems to be getting a pass from Stan Edgar, even though she’s calling out Vought in the media?
That’s actually a really good question for Episode 8, I would say, because I don’t want to spoil when Edgar kind of lays out why he has tolerated Stormfront… If Vought and Stormfront work together, it’s certainly not the first time in history that a corporation has intentionally put a explosive and divisive and destructive figure out in the world in order to help their bottom line.
TVLINE | This storyline has been very timely, but I know you broke this season a while ago. Why did you decide to do this particular storyline with Stormfront for this season? And did you know how timely it was going to be at that point?
No, it’s impossible to predict, although I would say these issues were the same issues happening a year and a half [or] two years ago, when we wrote this. We still had [our current] administration. They were putting kids in cages, they were talking about somehow this caravan that was going to come over the border and kill all of us, and so we had every right to be afraid, and [there was] the travel ban. You’re not allowed to fly in if you’re from a bad country. All the xenophobia was happening. I wanted to really talk about white nationalism and alt-right racism. That was really important to me to talk about. We wrote this season long after the events of Charlottesville, and it’s just so horrific to me to say that there are good people on both sides. It’s literally a f–king nightmare. So I wanted to tell the story and say despite how savvy they may be on social media or charming, there are not good people on both sides. One side are Nazis, and Nazis are bad!
TVLINE | I also wanted to touch on Homelander’s reaction to Stormfront telling him the truth. I spoke to Antony Starr about how Homelander doesn’t seem to really discriminate in his hatred. He said Homelander doesn’t share in her views, and he’s an equal opportunity hater.
I think that’s totally right. I would say that the other thing that Homelander is most of all is ambitious. She had him at, “You can be the ruler of a new master race.” [Laughs] He was like, “Great!” I agree, I don’t think he shares a Nazi dogma, but the idea of leading an entirely new race and having unlimited power is something that Homelander would be interested in, which is why I think he goes along with it. He is not a white supremacist, but I do think he is a supe supremacist.
TVLINE | I was going ask if she just said the right words to him, but my theory was that the words were that he doesn’t have to be alone, because he’s so needy.
Yeah, he’s gonna have her love, he’s gonna have the love of millions. He gets something out of that unholy union.
The Boys fans, grade the episode below, then hit the comments with your thoughts!
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