Cheers & Jeers: Cheers to Gotham Renewal; Jeers to The Bachelor

Damian Holbrook
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Cheers & Jeers is a safe place to shout about TV's recent hits, misses and ever-lovin' messes! Share your opinions in the comments below.

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Cheers to Ariana Grande’s double shot on SNL

As host and musical guest, the teeny pop star was a Venti-sized joy, serving up screamingly funny impressions, some killer comic timing and shockingly solid live vocals. She’s the new Timberlake!

 

Brava, Grande!

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Brava, Grande!

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Cheers to Gotham’s early renewal

Fox picked up the second-year pre-Batman drama—which has been killin’ it like a villain lately—for a third season in the same week that leading man Ben McKenzie welcomed his first child with costar Morena Baccarin. The late Thomas and Martha Wayne would be so proud.

 

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McKenzie (center) and company have reason to celebrate.

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Cheers to Underground for breaking out!

Not only is the top-notch slavery drama starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge a riveting look at the Underground Railroad, it also plowed down every record in WGN’s books by garnering the net its best ratings in 18 years.

 

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Hodge and Smollett-Bell showed how it's done.

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Jeers

Jeers to Gary Sinise for bumming us out. Again.

After nine seasons of the dark and dreary CSI: NY, the man behind Lt. Dan is back for more morose material as the lead of Criminal Minds’ grisly Beyond Borders spin-off. We get it, you’re a serious actor. Now how about a nice family drama?!

 

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Hey gang, want to scare people away from ever traveling?

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Jeers to The Bachelor’s white-washing

As much as we love JoJo Fletcher and wish her luck finding someone even better than Ben Higgins, it’s about time ABC rose to the occasion and went with a more diverse selection than a half-Persian southerner for the next Bachelorette.

 

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The Bachelor's vision in white. As usual.

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Jeers to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for "Foster-ing" a phony romance.

Now that we know Yolanda and David Foster are kaput, their lovey-dovey act during this week’s NYC trip seems as fake as half the casts’ body parts.

 

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Yolanda and David hit a sour note.