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‘The Great British Bake Off’ Final Scores High Ratings For Channel 4

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not seen the Season 11 finale of “Great British Bake Off,” which debuted on Channel 4 on Tuesday and will stream on Netflix on Friday.

The season 11 finale of U.K. broadcaster Channel 4’s popular baking competition “The Great British Bake Off” has set viewing records for the channel.

The episode attracted a record-breaking average audience of 9.2 million viewers and a 39.7% share of the viewing audience from 8pm to 9.15pm on Tuesday night, with a five-minute peak of 10.4 million, making it the show’s biggest ever overnight audience on Channel 4.

The previous highest-rating “Bake Off” episode on Channel 4 was the 2017 finale, which attracted 7.7 million viewers and a 34.6% share of the viewing audience and 57.5% share of young viewers.

The Love Productions-made show is the highest rating Channel 4 show since modern records began in 2002,

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Showtime Unveils ‘Shameless’ Final Season Trailer (TV News Roundup)

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In today’s TV news roundup, Showtime unveiled a trailer for the 11th and final season of “Shameless,” and HBO Max announced the guest stars of the fourth season of “Search Party.”

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HBO Max announced Susan Sarandon, Busy Philipps, Ann Dowd and Griffin Dunne are set to guest star on the fourth season of “Search Party,” which will launch on the streamer in January 2021. Sarandon will play Lylah, Chip’s (Cole Escola) wealthy aunt, while Philipps will portray Donna DiMarco, a former teen star who is cast as Portia (Meredith Hagner) in a movie unpacking the murder of Keith Powell. Dowd will appear as Paula Jo, a Christmas-obsessed townie in Chip’s neighborhood, and Dunne will play Richard Wreck, the CEO of a pastry company that might offer clues to finding Dory’s (Alia Shawkat

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‘The Expanse’: Amazon renews series for sixth and final season

Nov. 24 (UPI) — Sci-fi series The Expanse will return for a sixth and final season.

Amazon Prime Video confirmed on The Expanse official Twitter account Tuesday that the show has been renewed for Season 6 ahead of its Season 5 premiere.

“‘You can’t stop the work,'” the post reads. “Season 6 is a go.”

The Expanse is based on the Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck book series of the same name, which is set in a future where humans have colonized the solar system. The TV adaptation is developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby.

“From the moment we committed to bringing this show to life up until this final season, we have worked tirelessly to honor the vision of the writers. We have prided ourselves on having one of the most diverse casts on television and giving a platform to stories that matter,” executive producers Andrew Kosove and

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India says local COVID-19 vaccine final trials could end within two months

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s health minister said on Sunday a locally-developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate could complete its final trials in a month or two, raising hopes for a rapid roll-out in a country with the world’s second highest number of infections.

FILE PHOTO: A research scientist works inside a laboratory of India’s Serum Institute, the world’s largest maker of vaccines, which is working on vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Pune, India, May 18, 2020. Picture taken May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Euan Rocha/File Photo

The state-run Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and privately-held Bharat Biotech this month started third-stage trials of COVAXIN, in a process that would involve 26,000 volunteers. It is the most advanced Indian experimental vaccine.

“We are in the process of developing our indigenous vaccines, in the process of completing our third-phase trials in the next one or two

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Chinese state media warns Trump is preparing a ‘final madness’ on Beijing, as reports say his team are readying weighty sanctions to mark his final weeks



a close up of Xi Jinping: Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump in Beijing. Getty


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Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump in Beijing. Getty

  • China’s state-run Global Times tabloid said that President Donald Trump is likely to unleash a “final madness” against Beijing to mark his final weeks in office.
  • Axios and Bloomberg reported that the Trump administration is planning to sanction entities involved in persecuting Hong Kong and the Uighur Muslims, as well as combating illegal fishing and protecting US tech companies from China.
  • The Global Times said that Trump was likely trying to store up ammunition with which to criticize President-elect Joe Biden for being weak on China in future elections.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Chinese state media say Beijing can expect a “final madness” from Donald Trump, following reports that the president is planning a show of strength before he leaves office in January.

Bloomberg and Axios reported earlier this month that Trump is

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China Preparing for Trump’s ‘Final Madness’ Before Biden, State Media Says

Beijing is preparing for President Donald Trump’s “final madness” ahead of a contentious transition to a Biden administration in two months’ time, Chinese state media said today.

He will spend his final 10 weeks in the White House looking for ways to further sabotage U.S.-China relations in order to set a political trap for President-elect Joe Biden and his team, Global Times claimed today.

The paper, which represents the most hawkish views of the Chinese Communist Party, called the president’s signing of an “anti-China” executive order Thursday a “final act of the madness from the Trump administration.”

The Executive Order on Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies, which takes effect on January 11, 2021, forbids direct ownership of shares and investments in 31 Chinese firms, including the likes of Huawei and China Telecom.

The state-run media outlet, which has been consistently critical of Secretary

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Boseman’s final performance praised in first reactions to new Netflix movie

From Digital Spy

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman tragically passed away earlier this year, meaning that Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom now serves as his final movie.

The film is set in the 1920s, with How to Get Away with Murder’s Viola Davis as a jazz singer on her way to a recording session with her band.

She not only has to deal with her white managers’ attempts to exploit her and her band, but also Boseman’s character Levee announcing that he wants to leave and go solo.

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Photo credit: Netflix

Related: Black Panther star doesn’t want to “think about” sequel without Chadwick Boseman

First impressions of the film have started coming in, after it was screened for critics. Refreshingly, a lot of Black critics got to see this film ahead of release, something that has rarely been the case, even when the film is focused on Black characters and history.

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Tee times, TV and streaming info for Sunday’s final round at Augusta National

It’s Dustin Johnson’s Masters to lose.

Master’s preview: Who’s going to be wearing the green jacket on Sunday?

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The world’s No. 1-ranked golfer took a commanding lead Saturday in the third round, shooting his second 7-under 65 in the tournament to hit 16 under overall. He eagled the par-5 second hole, then birdied No. 3 and No. 4 before adding three more birdies later in the third round. When the day was complete, Johnson had tied Jordan Spieth’s record for lowest Masters’ score through 54 holes, which Spieth set during his 2015 victory.



a person throwing a frisbee in a yard: Dustin Johnson putts on the 18th green in front of the Bobby Jones cabin during the third round of The Masters.


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Dustin Johnson putts on the 18th green in front of the Bobby Jones cabin during the third round of The Masters.

Now it will be up to the rest of the leaders to try to overtake Johnson on Sunday. 

From NFL plays to college sports scores,

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In Trump’s final days, a 30-year-old aide purges officials seen as insufficiently loyal

A staunch Trump loyalist, McEntee, 30, was welcomed back into the fold in February and installed as head of personnel for the Trump White House.. Since the race was called for President-elect Joe Biden, McEntee has been distributing pink slips, warning federal workers not to cooperate with the Biden transition and threatening to oust people who show disloyalty by job hunting while Trump is still refusing to acknowledge defeat, according to six administration officials.

More firings are expected, White House and agency officials said, including a top cybersecurity official whose agency on Thursday disputed Trump’s unfounded claims of election fraud. While the motives are not always clear — is the White House pursuing last-minute policy goals or simply punishing disloyalty? — critics say the dismissals threaten to destabilize broad swaths of the federal bureaucracy in the fragile period during the handover to the next administration.

McEntee is not just firing

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Lesley Manville Will Play Princess Margaret in the Final Seasons of ‘The Crown’

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From Town & Country

The Crown has cast its third and final Princess Margaret.

In July 2020, Netflix confirmed that Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread, World on Fire) would star in the show’s final two seasons, taking over the role from Helena Bonham Carter (who in turn, took it over from Vanessa Kirby). The streaming giant shared the announcement on Twitter in a post that included a quote from Manville.

“I could not be happier to be playing Princess Margaret. The baton is being passed on from two formidable actresses and I really don’t want to let the side down. Furthermore to play siblings with my dear friend Imelda Staunton will be nothing short of a complete joy,” she said.

Here, she’s referring to the news that Imelda Staunton (of Harry Potter and Downton Abbey fame) will play Queen Elizabeth in the show’s final

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