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Johnny Galecki to produce National Lampoon’s Vacation series The Griswolds for HBO Max

Johnny Galecki to produce National Lampoon’s Vacation series The Griswolds for HBO Max
The Griswolds are heading to HBO Max, with Deadline reporting that the WarnerMedia-owned streaming service has ordered a single-camera half hour comedy series based upon National Lampoon’s Vacation series. Written by Tim Hobert (The Middle) and produced by The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki, the series will explore daily life in the Chicago suburbs […]

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‘The Blacklist’ Bosses on Delivering the ‘Really Intense Family Drama That We’ve Been Promising for Seven Years’

‘The Blacklist’ Bosses on Delivering the ‘Really Intense Family Drama That We’ve Been Promising for Seven Years’
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Katarina Rostova,” the midseason seventh season finale of “The Blacklist.”

Since “The Blacklist” began it has been building towards a confrontation between Agent Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) and her biological mother, Katarina Rostova (Laila Robbins). That promised confrontation was front-and-center in the seventh season premiere when Katarina moved in next door to Liz and befriended her, and it took a dramatic turn in Friday night’s midseason finale, “Katarina Rostova.”

The episode opened with Liz tied up and Katarina interrogating Red Reddington’s “friend,” (Brett Cullen). Katarina then revealed
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American Gods' Orlando Jones Blasts 'Insanely Hurtful' Statement About His Ouster, Praises Ep Neil Gaiman's 'Empathy and Care' During Tough Time

American Gods' Orlando Jones Blasts 'Insanely Hurtful' Statement About His Ouster, Praises Ep Neil Gaiman's 'Empathy and Care' During Tough Time
Orlando Jones hadn’t seen American Gods‘ statement about his firing before he talked with TVLine Saturday evening, so the first thing we did was read it to him.

The series’ response, in part, says that American Gods‘ storylines “have continually shifted and evolved to reflect the complex mythology of the source material,” and that Jones’ option was not picked up because his character, the Old God Mr. Nancy, “is not featured in the portion of the book we are focusing on in Season 3.” (Read the statement in full here.)

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Orlando Jones Interview: The ‘American Gods’ Star on Getting ‘Screwed Over’ and Speaking Out (Exclusive)

Orlando Jones Interview: The ‘American Gods’ Star on Getting ‘Screwed Over’ and Speaking Out (Exclusive)
Orlando Jones had held his tongue for months about being let go from “American Gods,” and how his departure was handled by producer Fremantle and the Starz network. But, in an interview with Variety, Jones said he finally decided to stand up for himself and set the record straight on why he won’t be seen in Season 3 — and how he feels he was disrespected by not getting the full truth for months — time that he could have spent working on other projects.

“I assumed at some point somebody would say that I wasn’t going to be in season three,
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American Gods Explains Orlando Jones Exit, Vows to Remain 'One of the Most Diverse Series on TV' in Season 3

American Gods Explains Orlando Jones Exit, Vows to Remain 'One of the Most Diverse Series on TV' in Season 3
American Gods is defending its decision to part ways with cast member Orlando Jones.

Earlier on Saturday, Jones posted an expletive-laced video to Twitter, in which he alleged that he was fired from the series because new showrunner Charles “Chic” Eglee thought his character Mr. Nancy sent “the wrong message” to “black America.” In response, a spokesperson for the Fremantle-produced Starz drama tells TVLine that Jones’ option for Season 3 was not picked up because the upcoming run of episodes will focus on a portion of the book that does not include Mr. Nancy, among several other characters that appeared
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Hallmark Channel Pulls Ads Featuring Same-Sex Wedding Due to Pressure, Prompts Calls to #BoycottHallmark

Hallmark Channel is drawing ire following its decision to pull commercials featuring a kiss between two brides — a decision it is now defending amid calls to boycott the network.

The ads in question were part of a larger campaign by wedding-planning website Zola, which featured commercials with both same-sex and heterosexual couples. Hallmark removed the commercials that included a lesbian wedding, but continued to air other ads by Zola that featured a bride and a groom. (TVLine has reached out to Hallmark Channel for comment.)

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Masked Singer: All the Season 2 Clues Needed to Prepare You for the Finale

And then there were three… people in really uncomfortable outfits, singing their costumed hearts out for Masked Singer glory.

It’s hard to believe, but Season 2 of Fox’s fever dream of a reality show is nearly done. This week, three of the incognito competitors hit the road over the course of two episodes.

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Hallmark Faces Holiday Controversy After Rejecting Ad With Same-Sex Couple

Hallmark Channel this week delivered a sentiment very different from the ones found in its parent company’s greeting cards when its executives questioned an ad showing two women getting married — and barred the commercial from running on its schedule.

Zola, a company that offers online wedding registries and wedding planning services, had been running commercials in recent days that feature a lesbian couple contemplating whether their wedding might have gone better if they had used Zola’s products. A spokeswoman for Zola said the company would remove all of its advertising from Hallmark “for the forseeable future” after being
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Fuller House Season 5 Easter Eggs: Did You Catch All Those Iconic References?

Now that Stephanie and Jimmy have brought their baby girl home from the hospital, Fuller House is living up its name like never before. And with overcrowding comes a surplus of junk. Glorious, memorable junk.

While the Netflix comedy has never shied away from milking the nostalgia out of every conceivable reference to Full House, it’s become more aggressive than ever in its final season, taking fans down memory lane as often as humanly possible.

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The TVLine-Up: What's Leaving, New and Returning the Week of Dec. 15

This weekly feature is in addition to TVLine’s daily What to Watch listings.

With nearly 500 scripted shows now airing across broadcast, cable, streaming and whatever “Dove Channel” is, it’s easy to forget that a favorite comedy is returning, or that the new “prestige drama” you anticipated is about to debut. So consider this our reminder to set your DVR, order a Season Pass, pop a fresh Memorex into the Vcr… however it is you roll.

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‘American Gods’ Actor Orlando Jones Says He Was Fired Because Mr. Nancy Is ‘Wrong Message for Black America’

‘American Gods’ Actor Orlando Jones Says He Was Fired Because Mr. Nancy Is ‘Wrong Message for Black America’
American Gods” actor Orlando Jones, who played fan favorite Mr. Nancy on the Starz series, has revealed in a Twitter video that he was fired back in September and, without directly naming him, slammed showrunner Charles “Chic” Eglee for the move.

In the fiery post, Jones says that “the new Season 3 showrunner is Connecticut-born and Yale-educated, so he’s very smart, and he thinks that Mr. Nancy’s angry, get s— done is the wrong message for black America. That’s right, this white man sits in that decision-making chair and I’m sure he has many black BFFs
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American Gods Star Orlando Jones Claims He Was Fired and Will Not Appear in Season 3

The already drama-riddled Starz series, American Gods, just landed smack dab in the middle of another controversy. Orlando Jones, who plays the trickster god Mr. Nancy, claims he has been fired from the series, and will not be in the upcoming Season 3.

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How ‘Watchmen’ Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Deals With That Makeup Process: ‘Just Get Over Yourself’

(Spoiler Warning: Do not read the following if you’re not caught up on HBO’s “Watchmen.”)

It would take Yahya Abdul-Mateen II three hours to finish getting into head-to-toe blue makeup as Doctor Manhattan on HBO’s “Watchmen,” although by the show’s last week of shooting, he had gotten the process down to around two hours, 30 minutes.

“The shortcut is to get over any ideas, any notions of personal space. Just get over yourself and just go,” Abdul-Mateen tells Variety, laughing, with regard to his transformation into the sometimes-nude and most powerful being in the Watchmen universe.

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American Gods' Orlando Jones Says He Was Fired, Blames New Showrunner: 'There Will Be No More Mr. Nancy'

American Gods' Orlando Jones Says He Was Fired, Blames New Showrunner: 'There Will Be No More Mr. Nancy'
Orlando Jones, an original cast member on American Gods, claims that he has been fired from the Starz adaptation and will not appear in the upcoming Season 3.

Jones shared the news in an expletive-laced video posted to Twitter, in which he alleges that new showrunner Charles “Chic” Eglee thought the character of Mr. Nancy sends “the wrong message” to “black America.” (Starz and production company Fremantle did not immediately respond when TVLine reached out for comment. Update: The series has since put out a statement, which you can read here. )

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 7 Premiere: Vanessa Bayer Polices the Streets With Patrolman Holt — 2020 First Look

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 7 Premiere: Vanessa Bayer Polices the Streets With Patrolman Holt — 2020 First Look
Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Raymond Holt has a “pretty cool” new partner — and TVLine has your exclusive first look.

Saturday Night Live alum Vanessa Bayer will appear in multiple episodes during Season 7 as Debbie Fogel, a uniformed officer at the Nine-Nine who gets paired with the stoic captain. As viewers will recall, new acting commissioner Madeline Wuntch (recurring guest star Kyra Sedgwick) placed Holt on patrol duty after she learned that her arch-nemesis only served one month as a patrolman before he moved up to detective. He was last seen directing traffic in the middle of a busy intersection.

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Girls' Lasting Legacy Is Its Perfect Cast

Think pieces existed long before Girls premiered in the spring of 2012, but it's easy to look back on a decade defined by critical writing online and see Lena Dunham's breakout HBO comedy as an ignition point. Over the course of six seasons and 62 episodes, Dunham's often-polarizing series ta ...

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How to Watch Stephen and Robbie Amell's New Movie, Code 8, Online

Being a full-time superhero doesn't leave much room for the cast members of The CW's Arrowverse shows to star in other projects, but luckily for us, Arrow's Stephen Amell and his cousin Robbie Amell from The Flash managed to find time to shoot their own movie!These two have partnered up for a movie

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Ratings: SmackDown Takes Demo Win, But With Big 4's Smallest Audience

Fox’s Friday Night SmackDown this week drew 2.34 million total viewers and a 0.7 rating, topping the night in the demo while delivering the smallest audience of any Big 4 network.

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Performer of the Week: Abigail Spencer

Performer of the Week: Abigail Spencer
The Performer | Abigail Spencer

The Show | Hulu’s Reprisal

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The Performance | As scintillating as it was to see Spencer, in earlier episodes, play “Doris” as a cool ‘n’ crafty femme fatale, it was her work in the season finale that most affected us — as well as had us on the edge of our seat.

Entering that final hour, you felt the walls closing in on Katherine Harlow,
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101 TV Shows That Ended in 2019: Which Ones Will You Miss Most?

101 TV Shows That Ended in 2019: Which Ones Will You Miss Most?
The Grim Reaper thinned the #PeakTV herd this year in triple-digit fashion.

Between network, cable and streaming, more than a hundred shows aired their final episode in 2019, either due to cancellation or a predetermined “final season.” (By comparison, 2018 death toll was 102.) The small-screen casualties ranged from long-running hits (Game of Thrones, Elementary) to critically adored gems (Fleabag, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) to… shows we barely knew existed, frankly (what’s Wayne again?).

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