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Kristen Wiig Returns to TV in New Apple Series from Reese Witherspoon

Kristen Wiig Returns to TV in New Apple Series from Reese Witherspoon
Two amazing Hollywood actresses are working together to bring an all new series to television. Thanks to Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Wiig is now returning to TV. In fact, Wiig is going to be staring in a 30-minute comedy from Apple, which was produced by Hello Sunshine. The upcoming series is going to be based on the collection of short stories by Curtis Sittenfeld, which are called “You Think It, I’ll Say It.” These stories upend all the assumptions about important social issues, such as gender roles, relationships and class in a nation that feels viscerally divided and adrift. The show,

Kristen Wiig Returns to TV in New Apple Series from Reese Witherspoon
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The 100: Shannon Kook (Degrassi) Joins Season Five, Optioned for Season Six

The 100: Shannon Kook (Degrassi) Joins Season Five, Optioned for Season Six
Shannon Kook is coming to The CW. Deadline reports the Degrassi star has joined season five of The 100. The drama follows a group of young people who are sent back to Earth nearly 100 years after a nuclear Armageddon destroyed civilization. The cast includes Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Devon Bostick,
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Black-ish: Season Five Could Have Less of Tracee Ellis Ross

Black-ish: Season Five Could Have Less of Tracee Ellis Ross
Is Tracee Ellis Ross leaving Black-ish? According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sitcom star may reduce her screen time on the ABC series if it's renewed for a fifth season. Ross plays Dr. Rainbow "Bow" Johnson on the comedy alongside fellow co-stars Anthony Anderson, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Peter Mackenzie, Jeff Meacham, Jenifer Lewis, Deon Cole, and Laurence Fishburne. Read More…
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Ratings: MacGyver, Five-0 Lead Night; Black Lightning Rerun Tops Crazy Ex

Ratings: MacGyver, Five-0 Lead Night; Black Lightning Rerun Tops Crazy Ex
CBSMacGyver this Friday drew 7.7 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating, holding steady in the demo week-to-week to tie Hawaii Five-0 (9.1 mil/1.0, down a tenth) for the nightly win.

Blue Bloods (9.4 mil/0.9) delivered Friday’s largest audience, as it does, while dipping in the demo.

Elsewhere….

The CW | An encore of the Black Lightning pilot (10.5 mil/0.3) outperformed last week’s fresh Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (660K/0.2).

ABC | Child Support (3.9 mil/0.7) ticked down. Agents of Shield (2.4 mil/0.6) added a few eyeballs while steady in the demo.

NBC | Blindspot (3.6 mil/0.7) and Taken (3 mil/0.5) were steady.

Fox | Hell’s Kitchen (3.2 mil/0.9) slipped two tenths in the demo.
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Tim Doyle 1970s Family Comedy Gets ABC Pilot Order

Tim Doyle 1970s Family Comedy Gets ABC Pilot Order
ABC has kicked off the traditional pilot season with an order to an untitled single-camera comedy from former Last Man Standing showrunner Tim Doyle and ABC Studios. Written and executive produced by Doyle, the untitled comedy is set in the 1970s and revolves around an Irish-Catholic family with a working-class dad, traditional mom and eight boisterous sons who navigate changes big and small during one of America's most turbulent decades. ABC recently had a single-camera…
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Fox Orders Three Pilots: Comedies ‘Our People’ & ‘Rel’, Musical Drama ‘Mixtape’

Fox Orders Three Pilots: Comedies ‘Our People’ & ‘Rel’, Musical Drama ‘Mixtape’
Fox has ordered its first pilots of the season — Our People, a single-camera comedy from Lee Daniels and Modern Family executive producer Vali Chandrasekaran; multi-camera comedy Rel starring Lil Rey Howery and executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael; and Mixtape, a musical drama from former Smash showrunner Josh Safran. All three projects come from Fox’s current sister studio 20th Century Fox TV, which is poised to move to Disney once the proposed Disney-21st Century Fox
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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino Facing 15 Years for Tax Evasion

For those of us who still find “Jersey Shore” relevant, one of its main characters, Mike Sorrentino is now facing a 15 year sentence for tax evasion. Sorrentino has had consistent problems with the law, in particular regarding his taxes. The latest word is that he has agreed to plead guilty and move on with the sentencing. But he does not go down alone, as his brother Marc will be following him to prison, but with a potential 25 year sentence hanging over his head. This battle with the IRS has been going on for at least 3 years, beginning

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino Facing 15 Years for Tax Evasion
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Days of Our Lives: We are Not Impressed With Lani

Days of Our Lives fans aren’t sure just how amusing it is that there is so much going on with Lani right now. We want to like her, but she’s made some questionable decisions this past year that have us wondering if we even can like her. She’s been so particularly awful lately. Sleeping with Eli behind the backs of two people when Jj needed her the most. investigating Jj as the man who potentially murdered Deimos and putting him in jail with her story. For someone who claims she puts the job first and can’t live with herself when

Days of Our Lives: We are Not Impressed With Lani
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Why Aren’t More Hollywood Men Condemning Woody Allen?

Woody Allen’s name has returned to the news because there is renewed interest in Dylan Farrow’s claim. For those who are unfamiliar with the claim, Dylan Farrow is the daughter of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, who claimed that one day when her mother had headed out shopping, she was sexually assaulted by her father in their attic when she was no more than seven years old. Although Woody Allen was never tried, there were a fair number of people who believed Dylan Farrow’s claim when it was made, not least because of Woody Allen’s inappropriate behavior towards her. However,

Why Aren’t More Hollywood Men Condemning Woody Allen?
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The Crown: Paul Bettany Tapped to Play Prince Philip, Succeeding Matt Smith

The Crown: Paul Bettany Tapped to Play Prince Philip, Succeeding Matt Smith
Paul Bettany is about to make the unlikely transition from Unabomber to member of the royal family.

The Manhunt: Unabomber star is nearing a deal to play Prince Philip in Season 3 of The Crown, our sister site Variety reports. He would take over the role from Matt Smith, who starred opposite Claire Foy’s Queen Elizabeth II in Seasons 1 and 2.

RELATEDThe Crown Season 2 Report Card: What Ruled? And What Royally Stumbled?

As previously reported, Broadchurch‘s Olivia Colman will succeed Foy as Her Royal Majesty in the third and fourth seasons, as the period piece jumps ahead in time. She
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‘The Crown’: Paul Bettany in Talks to Play Prince Philip

‘The Crown’: Paul Bettany in Talks to Play Prince Philip
Paul Bettany is in talks to play Prince Philip in season 3 of Netflix’s “The Crown.”

The British star has been linked to the role and Variety has confirmed he is being lined up to play Queen Elizabeth II’s husband in the series, which streams around the world on Netflix. He would replace Matt Smith, who has played Philip in the first two seasons.

It would be the latest piece of key casting news after Olivia Colman was confirmed as taking over the role of Elizabeth for the upcoming two seasons from Claire Foy. Helena Bonham Carter will play the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, replacing Vanessa Kirby.

Peter Morgan created the show and has always said that he intended to change key cast members in later seasons, to better portray the main characters as they age.

The show’s producers, Sony-backed Left Bank, has Bettany in its sight and The Daily Mail reports Left Bank
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Bryan Cranston Reveals the ‘Breaking Bad’ Scene That Affected Him the Most — Watch

Bryan Cranston Reveals the ‘Breaking Bad’ Scene That Affected Him the Most — Watch
(It probably goes without saying, but spoilers follow.) In addition to being the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, today also marks a good milestone: “Breaking Bad” premiered exactly 10 years ago. To commemorate the occasion, Bryan Cranston has revealed the most emotionally difficult scene for him to film — and the highly personal reason why it was so hard for him.

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“I’m the one who…had a really tough time filming Jane’s death scene,” he tells Entertainment Weekly. Cranston, who won countless awards for his portrayal of Walter White on the acclaimed drama, is speaking of Krysten Ritter’s character, who drowns in her own vomit in season two.

“Walt watches Jane die was probably the most difficult scene for me to shoot, emotionally, because, temporarily, I
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CBS Dramas Rule Friday, ‘Taken’ Steady At 0.5 Live+Same Day Demo Rating In Week 2

CBS' trio of drama procedurals took the top three spots for the night in preliminary Live+same day ratings. MacGyver (1.0 rating in adults 18-49, 7.7 million total viewers) and Hawaii Five-0 (1.0, 9.1 million) — both steady with last week — were tied for No.1 in 18-49 while Blue Bloods (0.9, down a tenth, 9.4 million) delivered Friday's largest audience. CBS easily won the night in both measures. CBS’ dominance in Live+same audience for scripted programming was so…
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Katie Couric Has Been Invited Back to NBC to Co-Host Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics are set to start up on February 9. As a result, there is more and more information available to interested individuals about what they can expect from the festivities. For example, those who are planning to watch the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics on NBC should know that Katie Couric has been chosen to co-host, which is interesting because this is far from being her first time co-hosting such an event. As a result, it seems probable that Couric will provide the viewers with a more than competent effort, which should make the start

Katie Couric Has Been Invited Back to NBC to Co-Host Winter Olympics
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Young and the Restless Spoilers: Will Nick and Chelsea Get Married?

Young and the Restless fans are hearing some rumors that perhaps Nick and Chelsea might end up married. He will find out abou this son, of course, and he will find out a few other things he doesn’t want to know and this is a great storyline to make that even more awful for him. You see, if he proposes to her and she says yes, it will only make her lies about knowing his son is not his own son that much worse for him. And there is something else we might just hear about this situation. We hear

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Will Nick and Chelsea Get Married?
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Government Shutdown: Hollywood, Beltway Speak Out On Stand-Off

The federal government shutdown – aka the Trump Shutdown or the Schumer Shutdown, depending on your perspective – continues apace, as Senators head into yet another day of talking, arm-twisting and finger-pointing as they work to strike a deal. The shutdown went into effect at midnight after the Senate couldn’t get to the necessary 60 votes to pass the House funding bill. How intractable are the stumbling points, Daca and the Wall? President Donald Trump blew off his…
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Lupita Nyong’o Writes Children’s Book to Change How Kids See Beauty

There are a lot of people who should recognize Lupita Nyong’o. After all, she is an Oscar-winning actress from her role in 12 Years a Slave, which is in addition to a number of other important roles in a number of other well-known movies such as Black Panther, The Jungle Book, and the new Star Wars movies. With that said, it is interesting to note that Nyong’o has an interest in other matters as well, as shown by the news that she is writing a picture book for children at the moment. What Will Lupita Nyong’o’s Book Be About? For

Lupita Nyong’o Writes Children’s Book to Change How Kids See Beauty
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Will ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming 2’ Feature Black Cat?

Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has been in the news a lot recently, and it’s no surprise as to why. After delivering what is, with respect to Mr. Raimi, easily the best Spider-Man movie to date with last summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, his McU future is in a surprising degree of question. Don’t get me wrong. Mr. Holland’s not going anywhere. He’s an exceptional actor perfectly suited to the new millennial take on the character that Marvel Studios snagged when he was still young and inexpensive and has conversely proven to be as insatiably popular as any of Marvel’s other A-list talent. He’s

Will ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming 2’ Feature Black Cat?
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The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Will Steffy Open Up to Hope?

The Bold and the Beautiful fans hear that there is a chance perhaps Steffy might open up to Hope. It doesn’t seem like something we think she should do considering the history that these two have, but they’ve been ‘sisters’ a lot of their lives because of Ridge and Brooke’s relationship. They aren’t the only ones who have been in the middle of their own drama for years to come. They will meet up, and Steffy and Hope will chat. We hear that Hope might think she can help them get back together since they are having a baby and

The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Will Steffy Open Up to Hope?
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Gloria Allred & Marta Kauffman On Respect Rally, Sundance Docu & Justice

"To be able to be in Sundance in Park City at that rally on the anniversary, to be before this group of women and men, to speak at this Respect Rally at a time when it's so important, is very exciting," says Gloria Allred of today's gathering on the commemoration of Donald Trump's inauguration and last year's massively attended Women's Marches across the nation. "Also having Seeing Allred, launched on this weekend at Sundance too, it's just very encouraging," the…
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