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    This fall TV season already has a few standout shows that are good now, and have the potential to get into a great groove. So they're worth investing in now before you have dozens of episodes to catch up on.  

    While the networks certainly have some stinkers this season, some also have new shows with a lot of potential, like ABC's "Single Parents" and CBS' "God Friended Me."

    If you've run out of good TV to watch, or just want to be up on new shows people are talking about, we took to ratings aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to rank the best shows of fall 2018. Along with the critic ranking, we included the Rotten Tomatoes audience ranking, a sample of what critics have said so far, and show descriptions courtesy of IMDB

    Here are the best TV shows of fall 2018 (so far), ranked according to critics:

    SEE ALSO: The 8 worst new network TV shows this fall, from 'FBI' to 'New Amsterdam'

    No 7. — "Happy Together" (CBS)

    Description: Claire and Jake's married life is mired in routine, but when megastar Cooper shows up at their door, they get dragged into his life of fame.

    Critic Score: 60%

    Audience Score: 57%

    "Given the opportunity to sing, dance and flail around ridiculously in the pilot, Wayans and West try hard and I smiled frequently at their effort." -The Hollywood Reporter 



    No. 6 — "God Friended Me" (CBS)

    Description: An atheist's life is turned upside down when God adds him as a friend on Facebook.

    Critic Score: 63%

    Audience Score: 81%

    "It's definitely not the worst drama you could find on network TV, and Hall is a likable, charismatic actor. Give it a one-episode trial and see how you feel." -The Ringer



    No. 5 — "The Cool Kids" (Fox)

    Description: Three friends at a retirement center have their comfortable existence rattled by a newcomer to the community.

    Critic Score: 69%

    Audience Score: 86%

    "It's not particularly ambitious, in form or content, but it hits the marks it assigns itself." -Los Angeles Times



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    This fall TV season is a mixed bag. There's some good shows, but there's also quite a few that are a complete waste of time.

    Shows like ABC's "Single Parents" and CBS' "God Friended Me" have potential, but shows like CBS' "FBI" and ABC's "A Million Little Things" feel like unoriginal copies of successful shows on other networks. 

    If you've run out of good TV to watch, or just want to be up on new shows people are talking about, we took to ratings aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to rank the best and worst shows of fall 2018. Along with the critic ranking, we included the Rotten Tomatoes audience ranking, a sample of what critics have said so far, and show descriptions courtesy of IMDB

    Here are the best and worst TV shows of fall 2018 (so far), ranked according to critics:

    SEE ALSO: Netflix's new horror series 'The Haunting of Hill House' is a chilling drama that digs much deeper than jump scares

    THE BEST:



    "Happy Together" (CBS)

    Description: Claire and Jake's married life is mired in routine, but when megastar Cooper shows up at their door, they get dragged into his life of fame.

    Critic Score: 60%

    Audience Score: 57%

    "Given the opportunity to sing, dance and flail around ridiculously in the pilot, Wayans and West try hard and I smiled frequently at their effort." -The Hollywood Reporter 



    "Charmed" (The CW)

    Description:Follows the lives of three sisters who, after the tragic death of their mother, discover they are powerful witches.

    Critic Score: 64%

    Audience Score: 33%

    "The pilot has more of a balance of heavy emotion and lightness than I expected, and the most surprising thing about the new Charmed... is how it doesn't forget to be fun within a contemporary, #MeToo/#TimesUp context." -Paste



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    Warning: There are spoilers ahead for Sunday's episode of "The Walking Dead,""The Bridge."

    Sunday's "The Walking Dead" showed that the biggest threat to Rick's group of survivors may not be the undead, but each other. 

    As Daryl went head-to-head with multiple members of the Sanctuary, it appears as if another mysterious person is taking them out. While you're trying to figure out who may be responsible the missing Saviors and wrap your head around a new potential romance, INSIDER rounded some smaller references to previous seasons and the comics you may have overlooked.

    There's some really cool artwork in Maggie's new Hilltop quarters you may have missed during a quick moment. Keep reading to see what you may have missed.

    Rick passes by a sign for the other neighboring communities. We haven't seen one of them on the list.

    The mention of Toledo should catch the attention of some comic readers.



    Eventually, in the comics, Rick's group comes across a large group of survivors living in Ohio.

    We've already seen another hint at Toledo on the episode premiere. There was a windmill with "The Commonwealth" written on it. That's the name of the community from the comics that's located in Ohio.

    What do we know about The Commonwealth?

    They're a community of 50,000 led by a woman named Pamela Milton. Though we haven't met anyone yet by that name on the show, we have a feeling we may have already seen a version of Milton on the series on season eight who was also mentioned on Sunday's episode.



    Jesus mentions Georgie and the twins to Maggie.

    Georgie (Jayne Atkinson) appeared very briefly last season to give Maggie a book on rebuilding her community. Georgie told Maggie she was going to return at some point to see how they were doing and it looks like she has done just that. 

    Atkinson told INSIDER she and her son originally thought she could have been a version of Pamela. We'll have to wait and see whether or not the Toledo community belongs to Georgie and her twin bodyguards. 

     



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    Warning: There are major spoilers ahead for Sunday's episode of "The Walking Dead,""The Bridge."

    Sunday's episode of "The Walking Dead" saw one mysterious death at the episode's end, but it was another big loss earlier in the episode that got the fandom talking. 

    Aaron (Ross Marquand) got his arm lodged under a giant log during a walker attack and the injury was so bad that it had to be amputated. Nurse-in-training Enid (Katelyn Nacon) was forced to cut off Aaron's arm as the patient was awake to feel the entire thing. 

    Many fans didn't see it coming. 

    After the initial shock of Aaron losing his arm settled in, comic fans thought the show may be positioning the character to take over as one of the show's main leads when Rick (Andrew Lincoln) ultimately leaves. 

    Why? 

    Rick famously loses his right arm early in the comics at the hands of the Governor. It never happened on the show, despite Lincoln asking for it to happen.

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    Now, with his arm gone, many were quick to notice that Aaron's entire look will make him appear a lot like Grimes in the comics, even moreso than Lincoln. 

    With Lincoln leaving the show, Aaron may step up to be the new leader of Alexandria.

    That would make sense since Aaron's not only a well-respected member or Alexandria, but he was also one of the original members who went on runs to invite more survivors into the community.

    You can follow along with our "Walking Dead" coverage here throughout the season.

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    As the year flies by, the list of canceled TV shows piles up.

    While there's been somewhat of a quiet period since May, some networks have cut shows throughout the summer and fall.

    The most recent cancellation comes from Netflix, which announced that "Iron Fist" is canceled after two seasons. 

    ABC canceled the previously renewed "Roseanne" revival in late May, after Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. However, ABC announced a spin-off called "The Conners" without Barr coming in October.

    In other notable cancellations, USA's critically acclaimed "Mr. Robot" will end with its upcoming fourth season, and CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" is ending after 12 seasons. 

    We'll update this list as more are announced.

    Here are all the shows that have been canceled this year, including those from networks and Netflix:

    SEE ALSO: The worst TV show of every year since 2000, according to critics

    Amazon



    "Jean-Claude Van Johnson"— Amazon, one season



    "I Love Dick"— Amazon, one season



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    KUWTK recap 10 15

    • The Kardashians played baseball with the Jackson family.
    • Scott Disick and Khloe's Art Vandelay prank came to an end. 
    • Alex Rodriguez made an appearance on the episode as a coach. 
    • Kris Jenner helped with renovating the Watts community center. 

    On Sunday’s new episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," Kris decided to form a league to raise money for a local community center, but she was in for a surprise of her own when Scott and Khloe decided it was time to finally bring their Art Vandelay prank to an end, for once and for all.

    Here’s what happened on "KUWTK."

    Kris wants to give back to the community

    KUWTK recap 10 15When she was approached about a community center in need, Kris made it her mission to renovate it and of course, she got her family involved. Immediately, Khloe, Kim, and Kourtney got to work trying to figure out what sport they could play for charity (and shockingly enough, Kourtney had never heard of dodgeball).

    Ultimately, they decided to form a baseball league and invited the Jackson family (yes, that Jackson family) to play against them … despite the fact that, in Kim’s words, "there’s not a lot of skill here."

    They didn’t hit it out of the park at first, but when Khloe got her friend, former Olympian Lisa Fernandez, to come and coach the team and everyone started hitting some balls.

    The "Art Vandelay" prank came to a close

    As fans already know, this season, Khloe and Scott are in the middle of an elaborate prank where they’ve convinced Kris an up and coming artist named Art Vandelay made pieces that Khloe bought for her home. At this point, Kris is wanting to get the pieces she has appraised, so the gig is up — it’s time to find a way to break the news.

    Naturally, Scott decided to invite his friend, Richardson Jones, to meet them for lunch pretending to be Art, and of course, Kris immediately fell over herself complimenting his talent.

    That’s when Scott decided to fill her in that all of the art was made by Khloe in her garage. Fortunately, Kris wasn’t mad, she was impressed.

    "I can’t even be mad because this is so good," she said. "I would be proud of myself if I pulled this off."

    A-Rod came to the rescue

    The day of the game, Kris pulled off something huge: she brought in Alex Rodriguez to coach the Calabasas Peaches (what the Kardashians named their team as a nod to "A League of Their Own"). The Jacksons immediately kicked serious butt, but the Calabasas Peaches did not.

    In the second half of the game, they managed to make a comeback (with Kendall Jenner and Corey Gamble truly saving the day), but it still wasn’t enough to win the game. They were proud of themselves anyway — and they managed to raise $15,000 for the center, which is all that really mattered.

    The family visited the Watts Center

    Kris pulled in the big guns to renovate the center, asking her friends to donate their time and skill to practically rebuild the recreation center. Even Adidas agreed to rebuild the entire outdoor play area. During the renovations, Kris had a chance to meet people who lived in the government subsidized housing around the center, and some of them had lost family members due to local violence.

    The community center was there to help give kids in the area a safe place to spend their time, and now, it would finally be in better shape instead of being left behind.

    The family went to attend the center’s ribbon cutting and met a lot of the Watts residents, including the kids who will spend their time at the center. At the end of the episode, they encouraged viewers to work for change in their own areas, too.

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    There's a lot of TV on Netflix. Thankfully we're here to make it easier to pick what shows you should watch.

    Every week, we put together a list of three great shows that you can watch throughout the week.

    We pick shows you can finish in a day, and some you can just get started on binge-watching. And we mix shows that have recently come onto the service with some old favorites you might have missed.

    From "Schitt's Creek" to "The Haunting of Hill House," here are three great TV shows you can binge-watch on Netflix this week:

    SEE ALSO: Netflix's new horror series 'The Haunting of Hill House' is a chilling drama that digs much deeper than jump scares

    "Schitt's Creek"

    Seasons: 4

    Episodes: 51

    The fourth season of this wildly funny and very Canadian comedy about a rich family that moves to a small town they own after losing nearly everything is a sweet story with fully-realized characters who you'll love.  



    "Salt Fat Acid Heat"

    Seasons: 1

    Episodes: 4

    This hybrid of a cooking show and travel show is super informative, as host Samin Nosrat explains the significance of salt, fat, acid, and heat in cooking beyond what you'd expect. 



    "The Haunting of Hill House"

    Seasons: 1

    Episodes: 10

    This terrifying family drama and horror series is not something you should watch alone at night. It is truly scary but well worth the investment, even if horror isn't your thing. 



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    • Peter Dinklage spoke with Vulture about filming the final season of HBO's "Game of Thrones."
    • The actor said it was hard to say goodbye to his cast members.
    • He specifically said one young actor's goodbye wrecked the cast. 

    Peter Dinklage says it was difficult to say goodbye to his "Game of Thrones" co-stars. 

    In an interview with Vulture, the 49-year-old actor spoke about the last days on set for the eighth and final season of the smash HBO show and said there was one particular actor whose goodbye affected the entire cast. 

    "I won't say their name or their character’s name, but one of the young people on the show wrapped this past season and everybody was a wreck," he said. "This person had grown up on the show, you know? They were a child and now they were an adult. And then they’re done. It’s like we were witnessing this person saying good-bye to their childhood."

    Some of the show's stars, including Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark), started filming the show when they were barely teens. 

    Dinklage said that "it was really hard" to bid farewell to his cast members, but he'd try to go to set on their final days, even if he wasn't filming. And it was mutual. 

    For Dinklage's last day as Tyrion Lannister, he said his final day was "anticlimactic" but "beautifully bittersweet."

    "A lot of people whom I love were on set that day," he said. "Even if they weren’t working, they came to set, which was beautiful."

    Though he wouldn't go into detail about Tyrion's end, Dinklage did say that he thinks it is a "very good conclusion."

    "No matter what that is — death can be a great way out," he said. 

    Read his interview with Vulture here

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    Warning: There are potential spoilers ahead for "The Walking Dead."

    "The Walking Dead" has a huge ensemble cast of characters trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. With more new characters joining the cast this season, you can prepare to say goodbye to a few longtime favorites.

    Season nine already launched with the death of a big character, and that won't be the only one we'll see this season. Norman Reedus, who plays fan-favorite Daryl Dixon, recently told Entertainment Weekly fans should expect to see some "big deaths" as the season unfolds. 

    Who will live and who will die? In the comics, the next set of villains enter the scene in an unforgettable way, and we're expecting to see a lot of the same play out on screen. 

    INSIDER put together a guide of which members of the Hilltop, Kingdom, Sanctuary, Alexandria, and beyond are most likely to be zombie chow or be killed in the episodes to come. 

    10. Ezekiel — 30%

    The first two episodes of season nine have been pushing the Ezekiel/Carol romance really hard. It would be heart-wrenching to see Carol get ready for a proposal or a wedding only to have it all taken away from her. 

    When the next set of villains, the Whisperers, arrive in the comics, they behead a number of major characters from the comics and place their heads on spikes along a border. Ezekiel is among the most prominent and shocking of those deaths.

    Creator Robert Kirkman said at New York Comic Con we'll see "some super creepy, really intense moments" from the comics. Will he meet the same fate or will another character receive his comic death? We're hoping the king sticks around with two other big departures set for this season.

     



    9. Michonne — 35%

    Corey Hawkins isn't the only one who made it big enough to leave "The Walking Dead." Danai Gurira made a huge splash in theaters in both "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War" this year. Both movies crossed $1 billion at the box office and you know Gurira is heading back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for next summer's "Avengers 4,"which just wrapped filming.

    But honestly, if Lincoln is leaving the show and there's a possibility for Lauren Cohan to leave if her ABC show takes off as well, how long do you expect Gurira to stick around? It will be tough when Marvel, and possibly others, have their eyes on her.



    8. Rick — 40%

    Andrew Lincoln confirmed he'll leave "The Walking Dead" this season, but we're not sure how the sheriff will part ways with the AMC series. There are multiple ways Rick could depart, but even fans are split over whether or not he'll get killed off the show or wander off to greener pastures.

    While the season's official trailer teased Rick walking with a bloody boot, we have a feeling that might be a red herring. Creator Robert Kirkman promised us a "cool" way for Rick to leave the series. Would it be cool to just kill off your show's lead character a short season after killing off his son? We don't think so.

    If AMC is planning on making more shows and a potential movie in "The Walking Dead" universe, you definitely want Lincoln available.

     



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    Jeff Jordan Big Brother"Big Brother" just wrapped up its 20th season, which has resulted in three new BB couples.

    In some cases, these showmances have continued outside of the house, even when the cameras have stopped rolling. 

    Here are the couples from "Big Brother" who are still together.

    Jordan Lloyd and Jeff Schroeder from seasons 11 and 13 are married with children.

    Jordan Lloyd and Jeff Schroeder met in 2009 while filming season 11 of "Big Brother." They were one of the first "Big Brother" couples to get together inside of the house and stay together outside of the house.

    While paying a visit to the "Big Brother" houseguests during season 16, Schroeder proposed to Lloyd.

    The pair got married in 2016, and now have two children.



    Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas from seasons 12 & 13 are married.

    Reilly and Villegas, otherwise known as #Brenchel, formed an alliance during season 12 of "Big Brother." The power couple was eventually evicted from the game, but their whirlwind romance proved strong enough to exist outside of the house.

    Reilly and Villegas were the first "Big Brother" showmance to get married. Villegas proposed on Valentine’s Day in 2012, and their ceremony took place on Sept. 18, 2012 on the roof of the At&T Center in Los Angeles.

    The couple has a daughter named Adora.



    Daniele Donato and Dominic Briones from season 13 are married.

    "Big Brother" season eight alum Daniele Donato met Dominic Briones on the set of season 13.

    The finale of season 13 aired in September of 2011, and the couple was married in January of 2013. This past August, they recently celebrated the birth of their daughter, Tennessee Autumn Briones.

     



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    Some eagle-eyed fans who watched Sunday's episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" caught a familiar face in the background. 

    During a quick scene a little more than halfway through the episode,"To All The Boys I've Loved Before" star Noah Centineo pops up and is introduced to Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble when they arrive at the Watts Empowerment Center in Los Angeles.

    The man who greets them says to Gamble, "Corey, this is my friend Noah." 

    Fans freaked out on Twitter.

    Centineo's name flashes on the screen as he walks with the group for a second, but as quickly as he's introduced, he is gone. 

    He later pops up again in a scene where he's got a kid on his shoulder. 

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    • ABC's "Roseanne" spin-off, "The Conners," premieres Tuesday night.
    • According to a survey from Morning Consult and The Hollywood Reporter, 60% of people said they're unlikely to tune into the show without Roseanne Barr.
    • ABC’s executive vice president for programming strategy and scheduling, Andy Kubitz, told Vulture "The Conners" will still be the No. 1 show if they retain at least half of their audience from the "Roseanne" revival.

    ABC says it doesn't need the full "Roseanne" fandom to tune into its spin-off, "The Conners." 

    "If we can capture even half of 'Roseanne's' audience from last year, we'll be the No. 1 new show for the season," ABC’s executive vice president for programming strategy and scheduling, Andy Kubitz, told Vulture

    The "Roseanne" revival was a breakaway hit for the network in the spring. More than 27.3 million viewers tuned in for its March premiere. Over the course of its eight-episode season, the show consistently brought in over 10 million viewers weekly.

    "Roseanne" was abruptly canceled in May after its star, Roseanne Barr, compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape on TwitterIn June, ABC announced the 10-episode "Roseanne" spin-off without Barr.

    Kubitz said carrying on the show without Barr was essentially a no-brainer if the network could make it happen. Without Barr, there was the potential to still have the talents of Oscar-nominated Laurie Metcalf, John Goodman, and "The Talk" creator, Sara Gilbert, on screen together. 

    "I mean, who wouldn’t want to put a show like that on the air?" said Kubitz. 

    Goodman, Metcalf, and Gilbert will return for "The Conners" along with the rest of the original cast when it airs. They'll be joined by several new actors, including Juliette Lewis, who will play David's (Johnny Galecki) girlfriend.

    ABC can almost guarantee a lot of of eyeballs will be tuning in for "The Conners" premiere Tuesday. Longtime fans will want to see how the show writes off Roseanne. Barr said the show will kill her off by opioid overdose.

    But once fans learn how Barr was killed off the show, it's unclear whether they'll want to stick around to watch the show. According to a recent survey of over 2,000 people by The Hollywood Reporter60% said they are unlikely to tune into "The Conners." 

    Regardless of how the show performs, it's a low-risk move for ABC. If people don't tune in, then they cancel the spinoff after one season. But if people watch and the cast can pull off a show without the matriarch who made the show a hit, then it's an easy win. 

    "The Conners" premieres Tuesday night on ABC at 8 p.m. 

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    The Conners

    In March, ABC’s revival of the sitcom “Roseanne” premiered to excellent ratings, but mixed reception. Star Roseanne Barr’s conservative views dominated the revival and resulted in some backlash, particularly over an episode that featured a storyline in which Roseanne thought her Muslim neighbors were terrorists.

    In late May, ABC cancelled the “Roseanne” revival after firing Barr for a racist tweet that compared former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrette to an ape. 

    But the “Roseanne” revival was such a ratings success for ABC, and remains one of the most watched shows of 2018. So ABC ordered a 10-episode season of “The Conners,” a continuation of the story and characters in “Roseanne,” only without its title character played by Barr.

    Why you should watch: Its supporting cast, which proves that Roseanne Barr was what was holding the revival back

    The Conners

    Shows have continued without their leads before, but “The Conners” is a bit different. “Roseanne” revolved around its lead and Barr’s worldviews, so the show is essentially reinventing itself without her presence.

    “The Conners” pulls off this reinvention, without feeling like a completely different series. “Roseanne” became such an iconic sitcom because of its relatability for audiences all across the country, especially the middle class. It was an honest representation of an American working class family that wasn’t afraid to take on difficult issues often ignored on sitcoms. But these issues, such as race and the current political divide, made the “Roseanne” revival feel like a different show that wasn’t in line with the spirit of the original. Thankfully, “The Conners” brings back what made the show so great in the first place.

    “The Conners” does this successfully because the show has more time to explore what’s going on with the strong set of supporting characters including Dan (John Goodman), Becky (Alicia Goranson), Darlene (Sara Gilbert), and Jackie (Laurie Metcalf, who were previously written around the character of Roseanne without much room to shine.

    What’s hot: Laurie Metcalf, possibly the most gifted actor working today

    The Conners

    Earlier this year, Laurie Metcalf was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.” Her role in the movie as Lady Bird’s mother has comedic elements, but is primarily dramatic.

    Thankfully, Metcalf has way more room to show off her incredible comedic talent on “The Conners” that she did not have as much time to show off on “Roseanne” as a supporting character. Even in the premiere, which focuses on her character’s grief over the sudden loss of her sister, Metcalf uses her gift for physical comedy to show how Jackie is handling it in an obsession with organizing the kitchen. 

    What’s not: The first episode focuses so much on Roseanne’s exit that it feels like she’s still there

    The Conners

    The first episode of “The Conners” doesn’t get a chance to separate itself from Roseanne. This was inevitable, because the show couldn’t exactly start in the middle of things without an explanation. While the episode dissects how people respond to grief in their own unique ways, it focuses on Roseanne so much that is almost feels like she's more present then she would have been if she was actually in the episode.

    The bottom line: "The Conners" showcases on the original series’ strengths instead of its controversial lead

    The Conners

    You may not be initially interested in watching “The Conners,” especially if you didn’t like the “Roseanne” revival season. But “The Conners” is much different. Instead on focusing on what divides us, “The Conners” uses its talented cast and memorable characters to focus on what people have in common.

    Grade: B-

    "The Conners" premieres on ABC Tuesday at 8 p.m. Watch the trailer below:

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    derek meredith grey's anatomyOver the last 15 seasons of "Grey’s Anatomy," fans have seen a lot of couples begin and end — many of them had fans swooning while others were frustrating to watch.

    It’s impossible to keep track of all of the relationships that have happened in the nearly two decades since the show premiered, but there have definitely been many that have impacted the show and its characters more than others — and not always in a good way.

    Here are some of the major "Grey’s Anatomy" couples, ranked. 

    Warning: Major spoilers ahead.

    Callie and George’s relationship never should have happened.

    At first, when Callie and George started dating, their relationship was kind of cute. But, when George's dad suddenly passed away, he and Callie began moving way too fast. 

    It didn’t take long after they tied the knot in Vegas for George to start cheating with Izzie. And not long after that, the relationship ended. 



    Derek and Addison were always meant to split up.

    When Addison cheated on Derek with Mark Sloan, Derek and Addison's marriage crumbled. But judging by the aftermath, it seemed like they were never going to stay happy together, even in the best of circumstances.

    Both of them seemed much better off once they finally decided to call it quits and stop trying to put their marriage back together.



    George and Izzie had no romantic chemistry.

    In theory, the idea of George and Izzie getting together was kind of adorable. But, in practice, it backfired. They had no romantic chemistry together, and the fact that their relationship was a result of George's cheating on Callie wasn't great. Fortunately, they stayed friends when it was all over.



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    • T-Pain's new Fuse show, "T-Pain's School of Business," finds the recording artist interviewing the founders of successful product startups. 
    • T-Pain spoke to Business Insider about the startups featured on his series premiere, the influence of his music, and his upcoming work.

     

    Nearly a decade and a half out from the start of his music career, T-Pain decided to follow his side interest in startup culture into the world of reality business shows.

    "T-Pain's School of Business," which premieres Tuesday on Fuse at 11 pm ET, finds the recording artist interviewing the founders of a wide range of successful product startups.

    Speaking to Business Insider during a phone call from his studio last week, T-Pain discussed the startups featured on his series premiere, including a marijuana-infused wine and an all-in-one instrument for musicians, the popular influence of his music, and what we can expect from his upcoming work.

    This interview has been lightly edited and condensed for clarity.

    John Lynch: I was relieved to hear you swearing and joking on the show. I was worried with this type of show that we might see a PG T-Pain. 

    T-Pain: Oh, no [laughs]. I am who I am on any platform.

    Lynch: And Fuse was a good home for it? 

    T-Pain: Yeah, they were the only people who would actually let me do my thing, so yeah, definitely a good home.

    Lynch: What inspired you to do this type of business show?

    T-Pain: Mostly because I was already doing it at home, going through Kickstarter and IndieGoGo and all the funding sites. I was just trying to bring something that I already liked doing to TV. Not much other motivation than that, man. It was just a great idea. I told Fuse what I was doing on a daily basis, and they were like, "Man, that'd be a great show." And here we are.

    Lynch: How did you approach hosting it?

    T-Pain: It wasn't really a hard decision on how I was going to approach it, because like I said, I was already doing it, and I talk to a lot of entrepreneurs everyday. You've gotta imagine the number of people that come up to me everyday saying they have great ideas, or looking for funding. But a lot of these companies that I talked to on the show were already successful. I felt like it was more of an opportunity to teach than anything else, because I didn't want to have a show where I'm like, "I know all about making money. Here's how you do it — do this," or you know, I'm not shutting anybody down. That seemed like a terrible idea.

    I just wanted it to be organic, natural, pretty much uplifting, and very, very informative. That was the most important thing. I wanted it to be informative and not just showing off how much money these people have made and how dope their products are. I wanted information behind the development, information behind the process, what made you come up with this idea. I wanted to motivate younger and up-and-coming entrepreneurs as well, so it helps out a lot to have an informative show, and not just something that's super duper fun and you learn nothing.

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    Lynch: One of the products that you seemed to like a lot was the Artiphon 1, this all-in-one instrument that raised $1 million on Kickstarter. What did you think of playing that, and have you used it at all since then?

    T-Pain: Yeah, I'm literally looking at it right now [laughs]. I'm in my studio, and I've got it hooked up in my studio right now. The Artiphon is such a new take on something that sort of existed, but there's been nothing like it so far that I've seen, other than normal Midi controllers and the keyboards that you can bring in and turn into Midi controllers. It's such a different thing, like with the iBow that you can use your phone and treat it like a violin, and the guitar aspect of it, you can play a piano like a guitar. So many different ways you can use it. You can make your own custom pads. And it's just one thing that fits into your backpack. Before I saw this product, using my laptop in my hotel room, I would have to bring a keyboard, a small guitar, a record device, but all of that is in that Artiphon, so it helps out a lot. 

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    Lynch: Another product you tried was a weed-infused wine. That you seemed more skeptical of, which I think was right — it seemed like a bizarre scenario.

    T-Pain: [laughs] Yeah, that was actually pretty cool, man. I wasn't chill about it at first because I'm just not a weed guy. I'm just terrible at weed on any account. I don't know how somebody can be bad at weed, but I'm just real bad at weed. I can't do edibles, I can't smoke weed, but then I drank that, and man, I was actually pretty chill. Usually I'm freaking losing my mind or something like that, but there wasn't a crazy dosage of THC in it, so I bet that helps out a lot, and also I like drinking. But yeah, it worked fairly quickly and very effectively. 

    Lynch: To go back to music technology, as one of the modern originators of autotune, what was it like for you to see that technology and that style really take off in the years after your first album?

    T-Pain: It was pretty cool, man, to be an innovator. Not that I invented autotune or was the first person to use it or anything like that. A lot of people have complained that they did it before me, and I'm grateful for that and, hey, maybe they motivated me, I don't know, but it didn't take off like it did after I did it. To see myself as somebody that brought it to the forefront and made it popular, I'm really glad I did it. That's something under my belt that I can keep going and tell my grandkids about. 

    Lynch: And you're still — you haven't exhausted it, you still like using autotune as a tool?

    T-Pain: Oh, absolutely. I can't stop doing something that I started. It's a pretty cool thing for me, and it's part of my sound. So I don't want to change too much. If it ain't broke don't fix it, you know. It's one of those things.

    Lynch: You had a recent back-and-forth on Twitter with Delta airlines about your distaste for their runway music, and they ended up playing "Buy U a Drank" on one of your flights. Is that, or what's the strangest place you've heard one of your songs?

    T-Pain: Probably in a church [laughs]. That was weird.

    Lynch: You said "in a church"? [laughs]

    T-Pain: Yeah, I didn't think they would be doing that, but hey, they used it, flipped the words around to talk about God and Jesus, and yeah, I'm all about it. I have no problem with that.

    Lynch: Which song was it?

    T-Pain: It was "Bartender," which was weird. They flipped that around and made it about "the word." So that was pretty cool.

    Lynch: Prepping for this call, I had a sharp flashback to being an emotional white kid listening to "I'm Sprung" on like a CD player, back in the day [laughs]. I'm wondering, is there an era of your career that you're particularly nostalgic for or proud of?

    T-Pain: I think the "THR33 RINGZ" era. I feel like I got more creative in that time, and I took more risks with the style of clothing I was wearing, and coming out with all these props at my shows. And that's another thing that really brought me to doing this TV show was taking risks, and just seeing how difficult it is to really believe in yourself when nobody else knows what the hell is going on. Because if I would have listened to people when I came up with the whole circus theme [for "THR33 RINGZ"], that whole album would have never happened. It helped to believe in myself and get to a point where I could channel my inner entrepreneur and just go for it, and do things on the road that nobody had seen before, and it worked out.

    Lynch: You just dropped a second volume of "Everything Must Go." Why release free collections of your songs at this time  why must everything go?

    T-Pain: Well, for one, I don't feel like buying any more hard drives, and I'm running out of room on all the ones my music is on. So if I'm running out of space on a four terabyte drive, then I just need to either delete all the music I got on there or just release it. I'm not using it for anything or making money off it sitting in the ol' hard drive, then why not just give it to the people? It's just something to bring awareness that I'm still here, same type of music. It was music I made in my leisure. I mean, the only way I would capitalize off of it is if one of the songs becomes a hit and I go touring off of that song for some reason, I don't know why, but it's not really a priority of mine at this present time.

    Lynch: How are you thinking about your next official release  I'm assuming you're in the studio for it?

    T-Pain: Yeah, it's actually coming pretty soon, like really really soon. Like less than two months soon. So I'm just in the studio getting it done. We got the final tracks. I just sent in all the sessions for mixing. It's pretty much like, not so much a surprise, but basically like I'm doing everything on the go. The game isn't really big on promoting anymore anyways, so it's just like a thing I'm doing. I'm not seeing it as a big, life-changing thing I'm doing, but it's definitely something I want to put out in the world.

    Lynch: How are you conceptualizing it musically?

    T-Pain: I don't think I'm coming at it with any particular concept or anything like that. Conceptually, it's just me enjoying music again. It's just a vast array of things that I've had on my mind recently. There was a point where music didn't really mean as much to me as it used to, so just getting back in the groove and really enjoying it again is what you would get out from it. If I had to lay a concept to it, I think it's just me having fun [laughs]. That's all it boils down to. 

    "T-Pain's School of Business" premieres Tuesday night on Fuse at 11 pm ET.

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    Spoiler Warning: This post contains major spoilers for ABC's "Roseanne" spin-off "The Conners"

    "The Conners" premiered on ABC Tuesday, and the episode reveals the fate of Roseanne Conner, who was played by Roseanne Barr. 

    In May, Roseanne Barr was fired from ABC’s revival of “Roseanne” hours after posting a racist tweet comparing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape.

    "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said in a statement.

    The revival was subsequently canceled. But because the show was such a ratings hit, ABC decided to continue the show under a new name with the remaining cast. That show is “The Conners,” which premiered on ABC Tuesday night.

    The premiere episode of “The Conners” reveals exactly how Roseanne Conner dies. In September, Barr said in an interview that her character would die of an opioid overdose.

    The show’s premiere which revolves around Roseanne’s death — begins with the family believing that she died of a heart attack in her sleep following knee surgery. But the family finds out after an autopsy that Roseanne actually died of an opioid overdose, though she didn't have a prescription for the pain killers. After looking into the new discovery, the family figures out that she exchanged the pain medicine with friends and hid it around the house right under the noses.

    "The Conners," which stars John Goodman, Sara Gilbert and Laurie Metcalf, airs on ABC Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

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    Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "The Conners."

    "The Conners" finally revealed how the show would move forward without Roseanne Barr on the spin-off Tuesday night. 

    The series killed off the iconic TV mom by opioid overdose in an emotional half-hour premiere. If you watched the "Roseanne" revival at all earlier this year, the decision didn't come completely out of left field. 

    "I think that it was important that we all be respectful of Roseanne Conner and Roseanne Barr," executive producer Tom Werner said during a panel for the show Tuesday evening at PaleyFest in New York City. "What made the show work last year for us — obviously we have an extraordinary ensemble cast — but what made the show work for us is that, I think we were touching on themes that were very relevant to our audience."

    "If you had seen the shows last year, Roseanne Conner was struggling with drug [addiction]," Werner continued, saying that when they discussed what to do moving forward with Roseanne's character, the logical choice seemed like it was already written for them.

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    "We're doing a comedy, but this is a problem that has affected tens of thousands of people, opioid addiction," he said. "This was a challenge that Roseanne Conner was dealing with last year, and we felt that this was something that could shine a light on something."

    Toward the end of the "Roseanne" revival, the Conner matriarch was seen stashing and hoarding painkillers she acquired from others. Roseanne was using the pills as a crutch for a knee operation she knew the family couldn't afford. 

    On one episode, her husband Dan (John Goodman) discovers Roseanne's secret and tells her they're going to get her the surgery she needs so she stops self medicating. 

    "What is wonderful for the show, for me, is that when [an episode is] over, people feel like they have spent a half hour and it was worth their time," said Werner. "I think that there will be people talking about this and how it affects the family. And obviously it touches on healthcare issues."

    On the premiere, Dan learns Roseanne had received some pills from a woman named Marcy (guest star Mary Steenburgen). She proceeds to tell Dan that she has been sharing drugs with others in the Lanford, Illinois community. 

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    "In part, as we know, that's because we know prescription drugs are expensive," said Werner of a storyline we'll most likely see play out this season on "The Conners.""I don't want to get to heavy, but, I think this was an honest and authentic way of dealing with Roseanne Conner." 

    The death of Barr's character on the show wasn't a big surprise to fans who have been following the star. Barr first revealed she would be killed off the series by overdose in September, during a YouTube interview.

    Soon after the episode premiere, Barr tweeted out that she's not dead.

    After a successful season, and an order for a second season, the "Roseanne" revival was canceled in May after Barr compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape on Twitter. ABC announced "The Conners" spin-off one month later with the entire cast, except Barr, returning

    In a four-paragraph statement to INSIDER after "The Conners" premiere, Barr said she was not happy with how her "Roseanne" was canceled and how she was killed off the series.

    "That it was done through an opioid overdose lent an unnecessary grim and morbid dimension to an otherwise happy family show," said Barr and her Rabbi and friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. "This was a choice the network did not have to make. 'Roseanne' was the only show on television that directly addressed the deep divisions threatening the very fabric of our society."

    "The "Roseanne" revival was a big rating's winner for ABC. More than 27.3 million viewers tuned in for its March premiere. 

    The network's executive vice president for programming strategy and scheduling, Andy Kubitz, told Vulture if "The Conners"receives half that audience, they'll still be the No. 1 show on TV. 

    "The Conners" airs on ABC Tuesdays at 8 p.m. You can read our review of the premiere here

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    Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "The Conners."

    ABC debuted its "Roseanne" spin-off "The Conners" Tuesday night, and Roseanne Barr is not happy with how the network chose to write off her character.

    "While we wish the very best for the cast and production crew of 'The Conners,' all of whom are deeply dedicated to their craft and were Roseanne’s cherished colleagues, we regret that ABC chose to cancel 'Roseanne' by killing off the Roseanne Conner character," Barr and her Rabbi and friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, said in a statement to INSIDER after the episode aired.

    "The Conners" premiere initially reveals Roseanne's death to be due to a heart attack. Later in the episode, an autopsy report shows the Conner matriarch died by overdose. On the "Roseanne" revival earlier this year, Roseanne Conner was struggling with addiction to painkillers for a knee injury.

    "That it was done through an opioid overdose lent an unnecessary grim and morbid dimension to an otherwise happy family show," said Barr and Boteach. "This was a choice the network did not have to make. 'Roseanne' was the only show on television that directly addressed the deep divisions threatening the very fabric of our society." 

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    In the four-paragraph statement, Barr and Boteach address their disappointment in ABC cancelling the "Roseanne" revival. The high-rated show was abruptly canceled in May after Barr compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape on Twitter. "The Conners" spin-off was announced one month later with the entire cast returning, except Barr.

    "The cancellation of 'Roseanne' is an opportunity squandered due in equal parts to fear, hubris, and a refusal to forgive," the statement concludes. 

    Before "The Conners" aired, Barr previously revealed her character would die by overdose in a September interview

    During a panel at PaleyFest in New York City Tuesday, "The Conners" executive producer Tom Werner told a crowd the decision to kill off Roseanne Conner made sense given last season's events surrounding her character. 

    "This was a challenge that Roseanne Conner was dealing with last year, and we felt that this was something that could shine a light on something," said Werner. "I don't want to get to heavy, but, I think this was an honest and authentic way of dealing with Roseanne Conner."

    Ahead of the show's premiere, Barr appeared on Vice News Tonight in a pre-taped interview where said she doesn't keep in touch with anyone on the spin-off anymore.

    "I've been removed from the process of my life's work," said Barr. "It's like the worst thing they could have possibly done to me, was to fire me from my own show and let other people write my life story."

    Barr followed that up with a tweet after the premiere concluded regarding her character's death.

    You can read the full statement from Barr and Boteach below:

    “While we wish the very best for the cast and production crew of 'The Conners,' all of whom are deeply dedicated to their craft and were Roseanne’s cherished colleagues, we regret that ABC chose to cancel Roseanne by killing off the Roseanne Conner character. That it was done through an opioid overdose lent an unnecessary grim and morbid dimension to an otherwise happy family show.

    This was a choice the network did not have to make. 'Roseanne' was the only show on television that directly addressed the deep divisions threatening the very fabric of our society. Specifically, the show promoted the message that love and respect for one another’s personhood should transcend differences in background and ideological discord. The show brought together characters of different political persuasions and ethnic backgrounds in one, unified family, a rarity in modern American entertainment. Above all else, the show celebrated a strong, matriarchal woman in a leading role, something we need more of in our country.

    Through humor and a universally relatable main character, the show represented a weekly teaching moment for our nation. Yet it is often following an inexcusable – but not unforgivable – mistake that we can discover the most important lesson of all: Forgiveness.  After repeated and heartfelt apologies, the network was unwilling to look past a regrettable mistake, thereby denying the twin American values of both repentance and forgiveness. In a hyper-partisan climate, people will sometimes make the mistake of speaking with words that do not truly reflect who they are. However, it is the power of forgiveness that defines our humanity.

    Our society needs to heal on many levels. What better way for healing than a shared moment, once a week, where we could have all enjoyed a compelling storyline featuring a witty character – a woman – who America connected with, not in spite of her flaws, but because of them. The cancellation of 'Roseanne' is an opportunity squandered due in equal parts to fear, hubris, and a refusal to forgive."

    "The Conners" airs on ABC Tuesdays at 8 p.m. You can read our review of the premiere here.

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    Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "The Conners."

    ABC debuted its "Roseanne" spin-off, "The Conners," Tuesday night and the series quickly addressed the absence of its former lead star, Roseanne Barr.

    "The Conners" explained that Roseanne Conner died by opioid overdose after surviving a knee surgery.

    The reveal didn't completely come out of left field. When we last saw Roseanne, the character was struggling with an addiction to painkillers. In September, Barr spoiled the reveal by saying her character would be killed off.

    Many took to Twitter to share they weren't happy with how Barr was written off the series.

    The successful "Roseanne" revival was canceled by ABC in May after Barr compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape on Twitter. A month later, a 10-episode spin-off without Barr was announced with the rest of the cast reprising their roles.

    Executive producer, Tom Werner, addressed how it was decided to kill Roseanne Conner off of the series during a panel Tuesday night in New York City at PaleyFest. 

    "This was a challenge that Roseanne Conner was dealing with last year, and we felt that this was something that could shine a light on something," said Werner.

    Barr expressed her disappointment with how her character was killed off the show in a statement to INSIDER after the ABC series' premiere. 

    Some fans noticed that Roseanne Conner's death on the series felt similar to how Glenn Quinn, who played Becky's husband, Mark, died in real life. Quinn died in 2002 as the result of an accidental heroin overdose.

    They found it to be in bad taste to his memory.

    The series still hasn't revealed how Becky's husband died on the revival. On Tuesday's premiere, Becky briefly noted that she was having a tough time dealing with her mother's death after the loss of Mark.

    How Mark died may be something the series explores this season as each character grieves in their own way with the death of Roseanne Conner.

    "The Conners" airs Tuesdays on ABC at 8 p.m. You can read our review of the premiere here

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