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10 Actors Over 90 Still Making a Mark in Hollywood, From Ed Asner to Betty White (Photos)

10 Actors Over 90 Still Making a Mark in Hollywood, From Ed Asner to Betty White (Photos)
Ed Asner (born 1929)

The Emmy-winning star of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Lou Grant” has kept working, with 2020 appearances in TV shows like “Modern Family,” “Blue Bloods” and “Briarpatch.”

Cicely Tyson (born 1924)

An Oscar nominee for 1972’s “Sounder” (and an honorary Oscar winner in 2019), Tyson has stayed on screen in films like “The Help” and 2017’s “Fall From Grace” as well as TV shows like “Cherish the Day” and “How to Get Away With Murder.”

Dick Van Dyke (born 1925)

The Emmy-winning star of the ’60s sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show” also broke out on the big screen in films like 1964’s “Mary Poppins” and 1968’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” But he’s had a resurgence in this century with roles in the “Night at the Museum” series, Showtime’s “Kidding” and 2018’s “Mary Poppins Returns.”

Betty White (born 1922)

The Emmy-winning star of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and
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The Purge and Treadstone Both Cancelled at USA Network

The Purge and Treadstone Both Cancelled at USA Network
USA Network is doing its own purge of original programming — and The Purge didn’t make the cut.

The horror-drama, based on the film franchise of the same name, has been cancelled after two seasons, according to our sister site Deadline. Its Season 2 finale, which aired in December 2019, now serves as its series finale.

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Much like the movies that inspired it, The Purge was set in an alternate-reality United States
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‘The Mandalorian’: Temuera Morrison to Appear as Boba Fett in Season 2

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‘The Mandalorian’: Temuera Morrison to Appear as Boba Fett in Season 2
Temuera Morrison is returning to the “Star Wars” galaxy, this time playing a different iconic villain.

The New Zealand actor will appear in season 2 of “The Mandalorian” as Boba Fett, sources with knowledge of the series confirmed to Variety, having played his father and clone Jango in the prequel movies.

Disney did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Rumors had been swirling that Boba would make an appearance in the Disney Plus series, after a mysterious off-screen character made similar noises to the bleeps from the character’s suit at the very end of the fifth episode of season 1. All viewers could see was the character’s shadow, as he loomed over the dead body of bounty hunter Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen).

Boba’s resurrection represents a pretty surprising turn of events, given that he was last seen falling to his supposed death in the Sarlacc Pit of Tatooine in “Return of the Jedi.
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Lucy Lawless, Daniela Ruah, Many Others Trade Blows in Xena Stunt Vet Zoë Bell's Lockdown Fight Video

Lucy Lawless, Daniela Ruah, Many Others Trade Blows in Xena Stunt Vet Zoë Bell's Lockdown Fight Video
Xena: Warrior Princess stuntwoman Zoë Bell’s cure for quarantined boredom just might liven up your day as well.

Bell, who kicked off her stunt career by doubling for Xena herself, rounded up, yes, Lucy Lawless, plus NCIS: Los Angeles star Daniela Ruah, Daredevil and Briarpatch‘s Rosario Dawson and dozens of others — a thrilling mix of fellow stunt performers and “badass” actresses — for one of the interactive-ish “lockdown” videos that are all the rage these days.

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‘Dare Me’ Canceled After One Season At USA Network

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‘Dare Me’ Canceled After One Season At USA Network
There will not be a second season of USA drama series Dare Me. USA Network has opted to cancel the series, from Ucp and Peter Berg and Michael Lombardo’s Film 44, after one season, Deadline has confirmed. We hear Ucp will be shopping the series to other outlets.

Dare Me premiered to stellar reviews. Co-produced by Netflix, the series began an international run on the streamer last month, and has a second window run on Netflix in the U.S.

Based on the novel by Megan Abbott, who serves as writer and executive producer along with Gina Fattore, Dare Me is described as an unflinching exploration of teen angst, jealousy, loyalty and the dynamics of power in a small Midwestern town.

The series dove into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading. It follows the fraught relationship between two best friends after a new coach arrives to bring their team to prominence.
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‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 Already in the Works at Disney Plus (Exclusive)

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‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 Already in the Works at Disney Plus (Exclusive)
The October premiere date for Season 2 of “The Mandalorian” may still feel like it’s far, far away, but pre-production has already begun on a third installment of the wildly popular Disney Plus series, Variety has learned exclusively.

Sources close to the production have confirmed that creator Jon Favreau has been “writing season 3 for a while,” and that the art department, led by Lucasfilm vice president and executive creative director Doug Chiang, has been creating concepts for Season 3 “for the past few weeks.”

“We’ve just started pre-production and are looking into further adventures for the Mandalorian in Season 3,” revealed one source.

In addition, another source with knowledge of the situation confirmed that the production design department began working on season 3 on April 20, pointing to the fact the department requires “such a huge lead time” to explain why “the gears have started grinding really early on.”

News of season 3 being
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Rosario Dawson Isn't Self-Isolating with Boyfriend Cory Booker: 'We Are So Many Thousands of Miles Apart'

Rosario Dawson Isn't Self-Isolating with Boyfriend Cory Booker: 'We Are So Many Thousands of Miles Apart'
Rosario Dawson is opening up about life away from boyfriend Sen. Cory Booker during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The Briarpatch star, 40, shared on Wednesday that she hasn’t been self-isolating with Booker, 50, amid the health crisis, explaining to Entertainment Tonight that she’s been practicing social distancing with her parents, Isabel and Greg, who are considered “high risk” to contract the highly contagious coronavirus.

“I’m here taking care of my parents. My dad is 6’1? and still in the 120s weight-wise,” she said of her father, who was previously receiving chemotherapy treatments in his battle with pancreatic cancer. “It’s
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USA Network TV Show Ratings (updated 4/14/20)

USA Network TV Show Ratings (updated 4/14/20)
Over the course of its history, USA Network has had both great successes and big disappointments when it comes to their original scripted shows. Which of the current ones will be cancelled or renewed for another season? Stay tuned!

Scripted USA Network shows listed: Benched, Briarpatch, Colony, Complications, Covert Affairs, Damnation, Dare Me, Dig, Eyewitness, Falling Water, Graceland, Mr. Robot, Pearson, Playing House, Psych, The Purge, Queen of the South, Royal Pains, Rush, Satisfaction, Shooter, The Sinner, Sirens, Suits, Treadstone, Unsolved, and White Collar.

Last updated: Most recent ratings added for Briarpatch.

There's lots of data that USA Network execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. Here's an updated listing of all of their recent/current primetime scripted shows.

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Rosario Dawson Talks Wanting to Play Q on ‘Star Trek’ and Her Future in Politics

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Rosario Dawson Talks Wanting to Play Q on ‘Star Trek’ and Her Future in Politics
Rosario Dawson may have just ended her run as Allegra Dill on USA’s “Briarpatch,” but she already has her sights set on the future, specifically, two major sci-fi franchises — and, possibly, politics.

“The two universes, ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars.’ I get in those two, I’m telling you, man, that’s it. I will just retire. And then I can just concentrate on going to school and running for office. That would be it,” Dawson revealed to Variety on the “Variety After-Show.”

While it was reported that Dawson is already set to show off her Force powers as Ahsoka Tano in Season 2 of “The Mandalorian,” the actor was tight-lipped on joining the Disney Plus series, though she credited fans for fueling the momentum for her casting.

“That’s not confirmed yet but when that happens, I will be very happy. I’m very excited for that to be confirmed at some point,
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The TVLine-Up: What's Leaving, New and Returning the Week of April 12

The TVLine-Up: What's Leaving, New and Returning the Week of April 12
This weekly feature is in addition to TVLine’s daily What to Watch listings.

With more than 530 scripted shows now airing across broadcast, cable and streaming, 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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Emmy Awards’ Limited Series Race Gets a Shake-Up in the Wake of Coronavirus

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Emmy Awards’ Limited Series Race Gets a Shake-Up in the Wake of Coronavirus
When HBO officially classified “Watchmen” as a limited series, the pay cabler’s competitors groaned. That’s because it made what was already a jam-packed and competitive limited series category even more stuffed this Emmy season.

But then came the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which has impacted production and post-production on countless TV projects, including episodes of programs that were originally slated to premiere in April and May.

In some cases, those airdates were part of a strategy to launch Emmy contenders just under the wire before the May 31 eligibility cutoff — keeping them top of mind at the height of Emmy For Your Consideration season.

Most late-premiering streaming shows are produced with a long enough lead-time that they’re still set to premiere over the next several weeks. But for linear networks, most of the Emmy contenders left to launch are of the shorter, “limited series” nature — and now, that also
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‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Adds Rosario Dawson

  • Deadline
‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Adds Rosario Dawson
Deadline has confirmed that Rosario Dawson is making an appearance on the second season of Disney+’s Star Wars: The Mandalorian.

Production on season 2 has already wrapped.

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While many have remained silent about Dawson’s casting, what we know at this time is that it’s not a series regular role.

It remains to be officially confirmed that Dawson will play the fan-favorite character of Ahsoka Tano, a Jedi apprentice and foil of Anakin Skywalker’s from the animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, however, fan speculation is leaning heavily in that direction. Both series were co-created by Dave Filoni, who is also a director, writer and Ep on Mandalorian.
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Rosario Dawson to Portray Ahsoka Tano in ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2

Rosario Dawson to Portray Ahsoka Tano in ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2
Rosario Dawson will guest star as Ahsoka Tano in “The Mandalorian” Season 2, marking the live-action debut of the beloved “Star Wars” character.

Ahsoka first appeared in “The Mandalorian” director Dave Filoni’s 2008 “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” film as the spunky apprentice of Anakin Skywalker. Though the character was not initially well-received, Ahsoka has since become one of the franchise’s most popular characters, and is one of the most well-known and fleshed out female characters in “Star Wars” mythos, likely only surpassed by Carrie Fisher’s Leia Organa.

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The Force-sensitive Jedi, who is a member of the alien Togruta race, was initially headstrong and petulant, but evolved into a more complex and wise character throughout her appearances in the long-running “Star Wars: The Clone Wars
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The Mandalorian Taps Rosario Dawson to Play Clone Wars Fan Favorite: Report

The Mandalorian Taps Rosario Dawson to Play Clone Wars Fan Favorite: Report
There’s been a disturbance in the Force… but it’s a good one.

Rosario Dawson is joining the Season 2 cast of The Mandalorian as Jedi apprentice Ahsoka Tano, a popular character from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, according to a report by Slashfilm. (A Disney+ source declined to confirm the news when reached by TVLine, adding that any official casting news would be posted first on StarWars.com.)

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The Mandalorian Season 2: Rosario Dawson to Play Ahsoka Tano

The Mandalorian Season 2: Rosario Dawson to Play Ahsoka Tano
The Mandalorian’s upcoming second season will see the Disney+ series give the ultimate form of validation to fans of the Disney-owned mothership franchise’s animated alley of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels: A live-action version of perennial favorite Ahsoka Tano!

Rosario Dawson has been cast to play Ahsoka on The Mandalorian Season 2, according to Slashfilm. The move, which will be the first formal migration of a major character from the animated sphere to the live-action arena, is certainly exciting and unprecedented in the modern era. Yet, it’s not outside the realm of reason, given that The Mandalorian is under the creative stewardship of co-creator/writer/executive-producer Dave Filoni, the mastermind of serial animated offerings The Clone Wars and Rebels, on which Ahsoka originated and served as a crucial character.

Dawson’s onscreen portrayal of Ahsoka will serve as an intriguing bridge for the character’s arc,
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Briarpatch Episode 6 Review: The Most Sinful Mf-er Alive

Briarpatch Episode 6 Review: The Most Sinful Mf-er Alive
If last week’s episode of Briarpatch felt like a series of exposition dumps meant to lead Allegra from one point to the next, “The Most Sinful Mf-er Alive” certainly lives up to its punchy name and delivers an explosive outing that balances pure thrills and plot advancing reveals. When the lights go out in San Bonifacio, things really start to light up.

After a fun cold open that coasts on the simple charms of watching Alan Cumming intimidate teenagers, we pick things right back up where we left them; Allegra discovers that Lalo is helping migrant families in the abandoned brewery with Jake’s assistance. All that Jake asks in return for helping is that some of the adult men serve as his faux protection, so he can give the illusion that he’s ready for any battle that Clyde Brattle brings to his door. Just as Pick gets
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Briarpatch Episode 5 Review: Behind God’s Back

Briarpatch Episode 5 Review: Behind God’s Back
This Briarpatch review contains spoilers.

Briarpatch Episode 5

The temperature has remained ungodly hot in San Bonifacio and Allegra Dill’s blood is finally starting to boil. The longer Pick has stayed in town investigating her sister’s murder, the more she’s had to reckon with people from her past. Gunther, played with oddball zeal by the great Peter Stormare, mentions that Pick had quite the temper when she was a teen, and that temper often lead to significant trouble. Several times during “Behind God’s Back” it seems like Allegra is moments away from really losing her cool, and surely if she stays in town longer, we’re eventually going to see it.

She’s already not making the most rational decisions. After a stakeout at the meatpacking plant eventual leads her to border patrol agent Lalo, Pick takes that information and immediately confronts the young man. Instead of
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Alan Cumming Signs With ICM Partners

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Alan Cumming Signs With ICM Partners
Exclusive: Alan Cumming, the multihyphenate who was nominated for multiple Emmys, SAG Awards and Golden Globes for his turn on The Good Wife and won a Tony for Cabaret, has signed with ICM Partners. The move comes as he is co-starring opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the Old Vic production of Endgame, which wraps its run at month’s end.

The Scotland-born Cumming stars opposite Rosario Dawson in USA Network’s freshman drama series Briarpatch, which airs at 11 p.m. Mondays. He previously starred on the two-season run of CBS’ Instinct, playing a former CIA operative lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. It was the first broadcast drama series with an openly gay leading character.

Cumming’s film credits include Emma, Circle of Friends, Golden Eye, X2, the Spy Kids movies and Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. He and Jennifer Jason Leigh co-wrote,
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Carl Tart, Echo Kellum & Justin Cunningham To Star In Phil Jackson/Dan Goor NBC Comedy Pilot

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Carl Tart, Echo Kellum & Justin Cunningham To Star In Phil Jackson/Dan Goor NBC Comedy Pilot
Exclusive: Carl Tart (Superstore), Arrow alum Echo Kellum and Justin Cunningham (When They See Us) are set as leads in NBC’s untitled ensemble comedy from the Brooklyn Nine-Nine duo of writer-producer Phil Augusta Jackson and co-creator/executive producer Dan Goor, and Universal TV.

The Untitled Jackson/Goor Project revolves around a group of black friends, their dating lives and wine.

Tart will play Sherm Jones, a no-commitment perpetually single guy. Kellum will portray Noah Koles, a hopeless romantic. Cunningham is Wyatt Fields, who has been happily married for eight years.

Jackson is writing with Goor supervising, and both executive produce.

Tart performs weekly at Ucb in Los Angeles, frequently with his sketch & improv group White Women. He recently guest starred on Superstore, The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Briarpatch. He is a writer on NBC’s upcoming Kenan Thompson series and previously wrote on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Ghosted and Brockmire.
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Briarpatch Episode 4 Review: Breadknife Weather

Briarpatch Episode 4 Review: Breadknife Weather
I’ve said it before, but it’s really wonderful that Briarpatch creator and showrunner Andy Greenwald decided to gender-swap the lead from Ross Thomas’ novel. Not only did it give Rosario Dawson a chance to headline a series, but it provided her an opportunity to play a character-type that she’s so strongly suited for. I imagine when casting a noir, Dawson would strike some as being perfect for the femme fatale, but Briarpatch proves she makes a better Bogart than a Mary Astor.

“Breadknife Weather” is an incredible showcase for Dawson. Finally being forced to emotionally confront the death of her sister, Dawson careens from anger, gallows laughter, quite reflection, disgust, and good old fashioned grief. We finally get the details about Allegra’s past in San Bonifacio, her parents’ tragic death, and her past relationship with her sister, including the last time that she saw Felicity alive.
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