TV News: Hot, Chernobyl, Transparent, Jones

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The Hot Zone
National Geographic’s recent “The Hot Zone” event series starring Julianna Margulies has become the network’s most-watched scripted series of all time. The series, based on Richard Preston’s bestselling true story tale about an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. in 1989, averaged a .82 in Live+3 ratings in the demo over three nights, besting previous record holder “Genius: Einstein”. It is also the second-most-watched scripted series to premiere on ad-supported cable so far this year. [Source: Deadline]

HBO’s gritty and horrifying event series “Chernobyl” has jumped to the No. 1 spot on IMDb’s all-time TV rankings just days after the limited series concluded. With 140,000 user votes, the five-episode series about the Ukraine nuclear reactor meltdown has managed a 9.7/10 which is about “Breaking Bad,” “Planet Earth II” and “Band of Brothers” (9.5), the original “Planet Earth” (9.4), “Game of Thrones” (9.3) and “The Wire” (9.3). [Source: Variety]

Amazon has released the trailer for two-hour musical feature finale of its series “Transparent”. Said musical film will close out the series in place of a traditional final season. In the finale, the Pfeffermans will confront the life-changing loss of Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor) and “come together to celebrate connection, joy, and transformation”.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Marvel has released a new poster for the third season of “Jessica Jones”, the one sheet coming ahead of a full-length trailer coming tomorrow. This final season, of not just Jones but all the Marvel-Netflix series, starts airing from June 14th on Netflix.