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Katey Sagal Tapped for Erin Brockovich Pilot Rebel, From Grey's Anatomy Ep

Katey Sagal Tapped for Erin Brockovich Pilot Rebel, From Grey's Anatomy Ep
Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) has been cast as the lead for the pilot of Rebel, a potential drama series inspired by the life of Brockovich, as reported by our sister site, Deadline.

Created by Krista Vernoff (Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19), Rebel follows Annie “Rebel” Bello, a blue collar legal advocate without a law degree who is “a funny, messy, brilliant and fearless woman who cares desperately about the causes she fights for and the people she loves. When Rebel applies herself to a fight she believes in, she will win at almost any cost,” according to the official logline.
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Jim Lehrer Dies: Broadcast Journalism Giant Who Anchored PBS Newscasts For Decades Was 85

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Jim Lehrer Dies: Broadcast Journalism Giant Who Anchored PBS Newscasts For Decades Was 85
Jim Lehrer, a giant in broadcast journalism who co-created PBS’ The MacNeil/Lehrer Report and co-anchored it for decades, died today. He was 85. PBS confirmed the news but gave no cause of death.

Lehrer teamed with Robert MacNeil in the mid-1970s on The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, a nightly PBS newscast in which the two men anchored from different cities — Lehrer in Arlington, Va, and MacNeil in New York. The nightly show underwent some title changes until MacNeil retired in 1995. Lehrer would continue on the program until 2011, when it was known by its current name, PBS NewsHour.

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‘Star Trek: Picard’ interviews: Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd & Harry Treadaway on the new series

‘Star Trek: Picard’ interviews: Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd & Harry Treadaway on the new series
While Star Trek Picard may feature the return of Patrick Stewart and many other Trek veterans, there are also plenty of new characters to get excited about. Three of those characters come in the form of Evan Evagora and Harry Treadaway’s Romulans Elnor and Narek and Michelle Hurd’s ex-Starfleet Officer Raffi. We got to speak to the trio about what it’s like to join a universe as big as Trek.

I wondered if we could start with the Romulans in the room. The show has historically always portrayed the Romulans as villains and shown a very particular kind of style of Romulan on Star Trek. Through your characters, and the way they’ve been treated in this show, it looks like we’re going to deal a bit with racial prejudice, is that something that comes into play via your characters?

Harry Treadaway: I, personally, haven’t
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Johnny Flynn Joins Andrew Scott in Showtime Series ‘Ripley’

Johnny Flynn Joins Andrew Scott in Showtime Series ‘Ripley’
Johnny Flynn has been cast opposite Andrew Scott in the upcoming Showtime series based on Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley novels.

Flynn will appear in a series regular role in the eight-episode first season. In “Ripley,” Tom Ripley (Scott), a grifter scraping by in early 1960s New York, is hired by a wealthy man to try to convince his vagabond son, Dickie Greenleaf (Flynn), who is living a comfortable, trust-funded ex-pat life in Italy, to return home. Tom’s acceptance of the job is the first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud and murder.

Flynn is a British actor and musician.
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Oscars to Feature Female Orchestra Conductor for the First Time

Oscars to Feature Female Orchestra Conductor for the First Time
A woman will be conducting at the Oscars for the first time on Sunday, Feb. 9, the Academy announced today.

Irish-born composer-conductor Eímear Noone will conduct excerpts from the five nominated scores. She is the first female to lead the orchestra in the history of the televised awards, the Academy said.

Details beyond that are sketchy, sources indicated. It is not clear whether all five themes will be presented as a medley or separately, or whether the 42-piece Oscar orchestra will be onstage at the Dolby Theatre or in the pit.

Reached this morning in Dublin, Noone tells Variety: “The wonderful
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Bachelorette's Tyler Gwozdz Dead at 29

Bachelorette's Tyler Gwozdz Dead at 29
Former Bachelorette contestant Tyler Gwozdz, who competed on Hannah Brown’s season, has died at the age of 29, according to People. An autopsy is still pending, but his death is suspected to be the result of a drug overdose.

Gwozdz was admitted to a Florida hospital earlier this month following what’s described as a “medical overdose.” He was placed in intensive care and remained hospitalized for a week, listed in critical but stable condition. The Palm Beach Medical Examiner’s office confirms that Gwozdz’s body is currently in their custody.

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Marta Kauffman’s Okay Goodnight, Fox 21 TV Studios Ink First-Look Deal

Marta Kauffman’s Okay Goodnight, Fox 21 TV Studios Ink First-Look Deal
Okay Goodnight, the production company helmed by “Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman alongside Robbie Rowe Tollin and Hannah Ks Canter, has signed a multi-year first-look deal with Fox 21 Television Studios to create projects for linear and streaming platforms, starting with an adaptation of the novel, “The Dreamers.”

“Marta Kauffman is a legend and a hero to a generation of writers and audiences alike, and she’s as talented and funny now as ever,” said Fox 21 Television Studios president Bert Salke. “We’re excited to be working with her and her partners Robbie and Hannah. We see an incredibly bright future with them.
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Masked Singer Unveils Latest Season 3 Costume: Who'll Join Llama & Co.?

Masked Singer Unveils Latest Season 3 Costume: Who'll Join Llama & Co.?
As if judge Ken Jeong needed any more reason to consistently guess Bjork: Meet The Masked Singer‘s newest Season 3 contestant, Swan!

The exclusive photo below shows the songbird in all her (at least, we’re guessing it’s “her”?) regal glory, standing tall in a flurry of feathers, crystals and some white satin gloves. Though we can’t quite make out where the performer’s eyeholes are.

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Glow's Betty Gilpin Is Ann Coulter in Impeachment: American Crime Story

Glow's Betty Gilpin Is Ann Coulter in Impeachment: American Crime Story
Glow‘s Betty Gilpin will aim to get the Bill Clinton presidency in a headlock, playing media pundit Ann Coulter in FX’s upcoming Impeachment: American Crime Story.

Our sister site Deadline first reported the casting.

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Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President,
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John Karlen, Actor in ‘Dark Shadows’ and ‘Cagney & Lacey,’ Dies at 86

John Karlen, Actor in ‘Dark Shadows’ and ‘Cagney & Lacey,’ Dies at 86
Emmy-winning actor John Karlen, best known for his work on the television series “Dark Shadows” and “Cagney & Lacey,” has died. He was 86.

Karlen died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at a hospice in Burbank, Calif., his friend and spokesperson Jim Pierson told the Associated Press.

The actor played conman and scoundrel Willie Loomis on “Dark Shadows,” replacing James Hall, who had abruptly left the show after five episodes. He later played several other roles for the horror soap series that aired on ABC from 1966 to 1971. The Dark Shadows News posted about the news on Twitter.

We are sad to
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‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Tyler Gwozdz Dies of Suspected Overdose

Tyler Gwozdz, a former contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” has died of a suspected drug overdose. He was 29.

According to the Boca Raton Police Department, Gwozdz was hospitalized on Jan. 13 following a “medical overdose.” He later died in Florida’s Palm Beach County after spending a week in the intensive care unit.

TMZ, which first reported his death, wrote that Gwozdz may have been Od’d on heroin after obtaining the 911 emergency call from a woman who had found Gwozdz in a bathroom.

Gwozdz, known as “Tyler G.” to “Bachelorette” fans, appeared briefly on the show’s fifteenth season
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‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ Casts Betty Gilpin as Ann Coulter

‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ Casts Betty Gilpin as Ann Coulter
Glow” star Betty Gilpin is set to play Ann Coulter in “Impeachment: American Crime Story” at FX.

News of Gilpin’s casting comes just one day after it was announced that Billy Eichner had been cast as Matt Drudge in the third season of “Acs,” which will tackle the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. Beanie Feldstein will star as Monica Lewinsky, with Clive Owen as Clinton, Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, Margo Martindale as Lucianne Goldberg, and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones. The season will be based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the
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Jim Carrey Is Done with Donald Trump, Turns Artistic Energy to ‘Great Art’ Like ‘Parasite’

Jim Carrey Is Done with Donald Trump, Turns Artistic Energy to ‘Great Art’ Like ‘Parasite’
Jim Carrey is trying to focus on the positive in 2020, and to do so, the actor and artist is moving on from one of his ugliest muses: President Donald J. Trump.

“Between the parts I’m playing and what’s actually occurring in my life, it’s really extraordinary,” Carrey said in an interview with IndieWire. “Well, there’s this political thing, but I basically didn’t bring that into 2020 with me. That’s gone — pretty much, for the most part.”

Carrey spent much of 2019 creating satiric, politically-themed paintings, many of which blended topical Trump statements with critical portraits of the man himself. Since debuting his cartoons in August 2017, the actor has drawn (no pun intended) fire for some of his more controversial depictions, but he’s also made his voice heard on plenty of vital issues. His last painting of the year showed the president’s face peering into — or,
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NBC Orders Comedy Pilots From Jim Jefferies, ‘Superstore’ Creator Justin Spitzer

NBC has picked up a pair of comedy pilots for the 2020-2021 season.

The first is the multi-cam “Jefferies,” which will star Australian comedian Jim Jefferies as a fictionalized version of himself. Jefferies will also write and executive produce along with Suzanne Martin. Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills will also executive produce along with Tim Sarkes and Alex Murray of Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Universal Television, where Hazy Mills and Martin are under overall deals, will produce.

Jefferies most recently hosted “The Jim Jefferies Show” for Comedy Central, which ran for three seasons. He also co-created and starred
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ABC Orders Comedy Pilot From ‘New Adventures of Old Christine’ Creator

ABC Orders Comedy Pilot From ‘New Adventures of Old Christine’ Creator
ABC has picked up the multi-cam comedy pilot “My Village” from Kari Lizer.

The project follows an empty-nester mom who wonders how she ended up alone while her children live their best lives thousands of miles away. She decides her place is with her family and as she reinserts herself into their lives, her kids realize they might actually need her more than they thought.

Lizer is writing and executive producing the pilot. Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios will produce, with Lizer currently under an overall deal at Sony.

Lizer previously created the hit CBS multi-cam “The New Adventures of Old Christine
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Chuck Lorre Comedy Pilot ‘B Positive’ Ordered at CBS

Chuck Lorre Comedy Pilot ‘B Positive’ Ordered at CBS
Chuck Lorre is working on yet another project at CBS.

The legendary “Big Band Theory” creator is an executive producer on the multi-cam comedy “B Positive,” which has received a pilot order at CBS.

“B Positive” centers around newly divorced dad Drew, who is at the end of his rope when face when finding a kidney donor. Fortunately, he runs into Gina, a rough-around-the edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together they form an unlikely bond and begin a journey that will change both of their lives.

The project hails from writer and executive producer Marco Pennette,
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Steve Coogan, Christine Langan’s Baby Cow Options Gill Hornby Novel ‘Miss Austen’

Steve Coogan, Christine Langan’s Baby Cow Options Gill Hornby Novel ‘Miss Austen’
Steve Coogan and Christine Langan’s U.K. company Baby Cow Productions has optioned television rights to Gill Hornby’s new novel, “Miss Austen.”

The critically acclaimed book – already lauded as one of the best novels of 2020 by The Times of London, Financial Times and BBC Online – follows the lives and loves of sisters Cassandra and Jane Austen. The tale is inspired by Cassandra’s infamous burning of Jane’s letters, a mystery that has long puzzled biographers and academics.

The London Observer described “Miss Austen” as “a novel of great kindness, often unexpectedly moving, with much to say about
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Jim Lehrer, PBS NewsHour Co-Founder and Longtime Anchor, Dead at 85

Jim Lehrer, PBS NewsHour Co-Founder and Longtime Anchor, Dead at 85
Jim Lehrer, who co-founded PBS NewsHour and served as its anchor for nearly four decades, died Thursday. Current NewsHour anchor/managing editor Judy Woodruff reported the sad news on the broadcast’s website.

Lehrer and Robert MacNeil started NewsHour in 1975. Lehrer would go on to anchor the nightly news report for the following 36 years.

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Alum Shay Mitchell Sets Mob Drama Pilot ‘The Cleaning Lady’ at Fox

Fox is adding a mob drama about a cleaning lady to its development slate.

The network has issued a pilot order for “The Cleaning Lady,” a one-hour drama which hails from “Pretty Little Liars,” “Dollface” and “You” star Shay Mitchell via her Amore & Vita Productions banner.

Based on the original Argentine series “La Chica Que Limpia,” the project is described as a darkly aspirational character drama about a whip-smart doctor who comes to the U.S. for a medical treatment to save her ailing son. But when the system fails and pushes her into hiding, she refuses to be beaten down and marginalized.
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Jim Lehrer, Longtime PBS Anchor, Dies at 85

Jim Lehrer, Longtime PBS Anchor, Dies at 85
Jim Lehrer, the legendary journalist who helped set a high bar for TV journalism via his long-running program on PBS, died on Thursday at his home, according to the network. He was 85 years old.

Lehrer was a correspondent for the Dallas Morning News who moved to TV reporting for the local public TV station, Kera. He soon found himself working as a national correspondent for the National Public Affairs Center for Television, then the biggest producer of public-affairs programming for PBS stations. When the Watergate hearings captured national attention in 1973, Lehrer and another journalist he was teamed with, Robert MacNeil,
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