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‘House of Cards,’ ‘Transparent,’ ‘Today Show’ and More: A Complete Guide To TV Rocked By Sexual Harassment Scandals

Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandals have had an immediate effect on the industry — and on TV viewers as well. As networks and studios are confronted with allegations of misconduct and assault by their stars, producers, and even executives, heightened publicity has also prevented them from sweeping such news under the rug.

Instead, from morning to primetime, broadcast, cable and streaming services have been faced with making big moves on some of their biggest properties. In the $1 billion morning show competition, both NBC’s “Today” and CBS’ “This Morning” fired key anchors. Netflix’s and Amazon’s signature, award-winning dramas are expected to return without their lead stars. Paramount Network planned to launch by leveraging the Weinstein brand — but that strategy is dead. And FX must now rebuild its comedy brand without the producer who inspired much of it.

Here’s a continually updated roundup of TV productions that have been
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‘House of Cards,’ ‘Transparent,’ ‘Today Show’ and More: A Complete Guide To TV Rocked By Sexual Harassment Scandals

Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandals have had an immediate effect on the industry — and on TV viewers as well. As networks and studios are confronted with allegations of misconduct and assault by their stars, producers, and even executives, heightened publicity has also prevented them from sweeping such news under the rug.

Instead, from morning to primetime, broadcast, cable and streaming services have been faced with making big moves on some of their biggest properties. In the $1 billion morning show competition, both NBC’s “Today” and CBS’ “This Morning” fired key anchors. Netflix’s and Amazon’s signature, award-winning dramas are expected to return without their lead stars. Paramount Network planned to launch by leveraging the Weinstein brand — but that strategy is dead. And FX must now rebuild its comedy brand without the producer who inspired much of it.

Here’s a continually updated roundup of TV productions that have been
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Hallmark Movies, a Soap Opera and Suits: Inside Meghan Markle's Entire Filmography

Hallmark Movies, a Soap Opera and Suits: Inside Meghan Markle's Entire Filmography
Before she was a royal fiancée, before she was the star of Suits, Meghan Markle was just an actress trying to make it big in Hollywood. And that dream came with plenty of guest star stints and background parts in movies before Meghan worked her way up to leading roles in Hallmark movies, a quick role in a Jennifer Aniston film and of course, Suits, her big break.

Curious about Meghan’s cinematic life before Harry? We’ve chronicled each and every last one of her on-screen roles — and found where you can watch them, too!

1. General Hospital.

Like so many other actors,
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Will Matthew Weiner’s Sexual Harassment Allegation Sink Amazon’s ‘The Romanoffs’?

Will Matthew Weiner’s Sexual Harassment Allegation Sink Amazon’s ‘The Romanoffs’?
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Amazon quickly put a halt to an untitled Weinstein Co. project from David O. Russell. But another Weinstein project, “The Romanoffs,” continued without the now-embattled production company.

Now the fate of “The Romanoffs” may now be called into question as well, following new allegations against series creator Matthew Weiner. In an article for The Information, former “Mad Men” writer Kater Gordon said Weiner, who created the critically acclaimed AMC series, harassed her one night while working on a script.

A spokesperson for Weiner said, “he does not remember saying this comment nor does it reflect a comment he would say to any colleague,” while Amazon did not return a request for comment.

Nonetheless, Amazon now finds itself in a much more complicated position with “The Romanoffs” than it did with the Russell series. The Russell show, set to star Julianne Moore, Robert De Niro and Michael Shannon,
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Matthew Weiner Allegations: Everything We Know About His Amazon Drama ‘The Romanoffs’

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In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Amazon quickly put a halt to an untitled Weinstein Co. project from David O. Russell. Another Weinstein project, “The Romanoffs,” continued without the now-embattled production company.

Now “The Romanoffs” creator Matthew Weiner faces a sexual harassment allegation. In an article for The Information, former “Mad Men” writer Kater Gordon said Weiner, who created the critically acclaimed AMC series, told her one night while working on a script that “he said she owed it to him to let him see her naked.”

A spokesperson for Weiner said, “He does not remember saying this comment nor does it reflect a comment he would say to any colleague.” Amazon did not return a request for comment.

Gordon’s accusation stands alone, but in the current environment that sees new accusers daily — and the falls from grace that often follow, including that of former Amazon Studios head Roy Price,
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Diane Lane cast in The Romanoffs from Matthew Weiner

Diane Lane has been cast in one of Amazon’s latest projects, from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner. Lane will star in The Romanoffs, a one-hour anthology series set around the globe featuring separate stories about people who believe they are descendants of the Russian royal family.

Weiner is set to direct all the episodes in the series as well as writing and producing. The Romanoffs will premiere on Amazon Prime sometime next year. Recently the show became entangled in the ever-growing Harvey Weinstein scandal as The Weinstein Company was also producing the series. Amazon decided to sever its ties with TWC and develop the series on their own rather than as a co-production between studios.

Other actors who will star in the series include Aaron Eckhart (Sully), Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Marthe Keller (Marathon Man), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), John Slattery (Mad Men), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Amanda Peet (Togetherness
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Diane Lane Joins Matthew Weiner's Amazon Series 'The Romanoffs'

Matthew Weiner is adding another actress to the cast of The Romanoffs.

Diane Lane will join the Amazon anthology series as a guest star in one of the episodes. The show is set around the globe featuring separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. The Mad Men showrunner created, wrote and produced the series, and will direct all of the episodes as well.

Lane joins the previously announced cast, which includes Isabelle Huppert, Aaron Eckhart, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jack Huston, Amanda Peet, Marthe Keller, Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells, Paul...
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Atlanta Now Casting: IFC’s ‘Brockmire’ Wants You to Root for The Home Team as Baseball Fans

Baseball season may be coming to a close, but there’s one last chance to root, root, root for the home team as an extra on IFC’s “Brockmire.” “Brockmire,” a series starring Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet, is about “a famed major league baseball announcer who suffers an embarrassing and very public meltdown live on the air after discovering his beloved wife's serial infidelity [and] decides to reclaim his career and love life in a small town a decade later.” The production is currently seeking male and female talent, aged 18–80, to portray baseball fans in a stadium scene. The scene will shoot Oct. 23 and 26 in Atlanta, Georgia. Some pay will be provided. Head out to the old ballgame by applying directly at Backstage here! Check out Backstage’s Atlanta audition listings!
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Atlanta Now Casting: IRC’s ‘Brockmire’ Wants You to Root for The Home Team as Baseball Fans

Baseball season may be coming to a close, but there’s one last chance to root, root, root for the home team as an extra on IRC’s “Brockmire.” “Brockmire,” a series starring Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet, is about “a famed major league baseball announcer who suffers an embarrassing and very public meltdown live on the air after discovering his beloved wife's serial infidelity [and] decides to reclaim his career and love life in a small town a decade later.” The production is currently seeking male and female talent, aged 18–80, to portray baseball fans in a stadium scene. The scene will shoot Oct. 23 and 26 in Atlanta, Georgia. Some pay will be provided. Head out to the old ballgame by applying directly at Backstage here! Check out Backstage’s Atlanta audition listings!
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Amazon Reconsidering Weinstein Co. Series, Including Expensive David O. Russell Drama, In Assault Scandal Aftermath

Amazon Reconsidering Weinstein Co. Series, Including Expensive David O. Russell Drama, In Assault Scandal Aftermath
Harvey Weinstein’s involvement in two high-profile Amazon series, from David O. Russell and Matthew Weiner, already appeared to be limited. But with the sexual assault charges piling up against Weinstein, and his subsequent firing from the company (and concurrent fall from Hollywood power), the streaming service is giving everything a second look.

“We are reviewing our options for the projects we have with the Weinstein Co.,” Craig Berman, VP communications at Amazon Entertainment, said in a statement to press. Another spokesperson confirmed the news.

Read More:Apple Scraps Elvis Presley TV Series from Weinstein TV In Light of Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Scandal

That means an uncertain future for “The Romanoffs,” from Weiner, as well as Russell’s untitled drama starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore. Amazon’s decision to give both projects a review comes a day after Apple Music canceled plans for a scripted series about Elvis Presley from the Weinstein Company.
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Amazon Reconsidering Weinstein Co. Series, Including Expensive David O. Russell Drama, In Assault Scandal Aftermath

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Amazon Reconsidering Weinstein Co. Series, Including Expensive David O. Russell Drama, In Assault Scandal Aftermath
Harvey Weinstein’s involvement in two high-profile Amazon series, from David O. Russell and Matthew Weiner, already appeared to be limited. But with the sexual assault charges piling up against Weinstein, and his subsequent firing from the company (and concurrent fall from Hollywood power), the streaming service is giving everything a second look.

“We are reviewing our options for the projects we have with the Weinstein Co.,” Craig Berman, VP communications at Amazon Entertainment, said in a statement to press. Another spokesperson confirmed the news.

That means an uncertain future for “The Romanoffs,” from Weiner, as well as Russell’s untitled drama starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore. Amazon’s decision to give both projects a review comes a day after Apple Music canceled plans for a scripted series about Elvis Presley from the Weinstein Company.
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Matthew Weiner’s ‘Romanoffs’ Adds Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells, Paul Reiser

Matthew Weiner’s ‘Romanoffs’ Adds Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells, Paul Reiser
Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner’s new Amazon series continues to expand the ranks of its cast.

Corey Stoll (“The Strain”), Andrew Rannells (“Girls”), Mike Doyle (“Odd Mom Out”), Jj Feild (“Turn: Washington’s Spies”), Janet Montgomery (“Salem”), and Paul Reiser (“Mad About You”) have joined “The Romanoffs” as guest stars. They join previously announced cast members Isabelle Huppert, Marthe Keller, Aaron Eckhart, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jack Huston, and Amanda Peet.

The Romanoffs,” which Weiner is executive producing and writing with Semi Chellas (“Mad Men”), is the first TV project for the “Mad Men” creator since his Emmy-winning AMC series ended in 2015.

Set to premiere in 2018 and produced by The Weinstein Company, “The Romanoffs” will consist of eight hour-long episodes, each of which will tell a standalone story with no recurring plot elements or actors. Each episode will tell the stories of people in contemporary times who believe they are descendants of the imperial family
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Corey Stoll and Andrew Rannells Tapped for Matthew Weiner's Amazon Anthology 'The Romanoffs'

Matthew Weiner's Amazon anthology drama The Romanoffs continues to expand its cast.

Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells, Paul Reiser, Salem grad Janet Montgomery, Odd Mom Out's Mike Doyle and Turn alum Jj Feild are set to guest-star, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The Romanoffs is described as an hourlong contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family.

The cast is led by Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert, Aaron Eckhart, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jack Huston, Amanda Peet and Marthe Keller.

In addition to reuniting with two of his Mad...
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‘Baroness Von Sketch Show’ Is the Best Sketch Show on American TV, and It Was Made by Four Canadian Women Over Forty

‘Baroness Von Sketch Show’ Is the Best Sketch Show on American TV, and It Was Made by Four Canadian Women Over Forty
For too long, American sketch comedy has been so dominated by “Saturday Night Live” that any other attempts at the form have seemed futile. The trick to not competing directly with the NBC behemoth seems to be to addressing a niche audience that is sorely underserved by the mainstream, such as Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele,” IFC’s “Portlandia,” and now, the brilliant “Baroness Von Sketch Show,” also on IFC. The network bought the series from the CBC, and has been airing the first two seasons for American audiences who are hungry for something different.

Now in the middle of its IFC run, “Baroness Von Sketch Show” is written and performed by Aurora Browne, Meredith MacNeill, Carolyn Taylor, and Jennifer Whalen. Browne, Taylor, and Whalen met at Second City in Toronto, and MacNeill is a classically trained actor who came to comedy after studying at Rada. While the show has a decidedly woman-centric bent,
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‘Baroness Von Sketch Show’ Is the Best Sketch Show on American TV, and It Was Made by Four Canadian Women Over Forty

‘Baroness Von Sketch Show’ Is the Best Sketch Show on American TV, and It Was Made by Four Canadian Women Over Forty
For too long, American sketch comedy has been so dominated by “Saturday Night Live” that any other attempts at the form have seemed futile. The trick to not competing directly with the NBC behemoth seems to be to addressing a niche audience that is sorely underserved by the mainstream, such as Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele,” IFC’s “Portlandia,” and now, the brilliant “Baroness Von Sketch Show,” also on IFC. The network bought the series from the CBC, and has been airing the first two seasons for American audiences who are hungry for something different.

Now in the middle of its IFC run, “Baroness Von Sketch Show” is written and performed by Aurora Browne, Meredith MacNeill, Carolyn Taylor, and Jennifer Whalen. Browne, Taylor, and Whalen met at Second City in Toronto, and MacNeill is a classically trained actor who came to comedy after studying at Rada. While the show has a decidedly woman-centric bent,
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Matthew Weiner’s ‘The Romanoffs’ Sets Creative Team

Matthew Weiner’s ‘The Romanoffs’ Sets Creative Team
Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner has filled out the creative team for his return to series television, Amazon’s “The Romanoffs.”

Produced by The Wenstein Company, “The Romanoffs” has added executive producer and writer Semi Chellas (“Mad Men”); co-executive producers Kriss Turner Towner (“The Bernie Mac Show”), Blake McCormick (“Mad Men”), and Kathy Ciric (“Z: The Beginning of Everything”); and consulting producers and writers Andre Jacquemetton (“Mad Men”) and Maria Jacquemetton (“Mad Men”).

In addition, the series has added director of photography Chris Manley (“Mad Men”); costume designers Janie Bryant (“Mad Men”) and Wendy Chuck (“Spotlight”); production designers Henry Dunn (“Mad Men”) and Christopher Brown (“Mad Men;); Hair and make-up heads Theraesa Rivers (“Mad Men”) and Lana Horochowski (“Mad Men”); and casting directors Carrie Audino (“Mad Men”), Laura Schiff (“Mad Men”), and Kendra Clark (“Mad Men”).

“It’s an honor to be working with these exceptional storytellers and collaborators–many of whom I know from Mad Men—and
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The Romanoffs: Aaron Eckhart Joins Matthew Weiner's New Series

Aaron Eckhart is headed to Amazon. Today, the streaming service announced the Dark Knight star has joined the upcoming TV show The Romanoffs.From Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, the anthology series is "set around the globe featuring separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family." The cast also includes Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, Marthe Keller, John Slattery, Jack Huston, and Amanda Peet.Read More…
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Aaron Eckhart joins Amazon series 'The Romanoffs'

The Romanoffs, set to debut next year, recently added Isabelle Huppert and Christina Hendricks.

Aaron Eckhart has joined the slate of guest stars on The Romanoffs, Matthew Weiner’s follow-up to Mad Men, co-produced with Weinstein Television.

Eckhart joins recently announced guest stars Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jack Huston, Amanda Peet, and Marthe Keller.

Weiner is set to direct all episodes of the one-hour contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family.

Eckhart’s big screen credits include In The Company Of Men, which first drew him critical attention, as well as The Dark Knight as Harvey Dent/Two Face, The Black Dahlia, and London Has Fallen. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for Thank You For Smoking.

Eckhart was most recently seen co-starring opposite Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood’s Sully, and in Bleed For This opposite Miles Teller.

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Aaron Eckhart Joins Matthew Weiner’s ‘The Romanoffs’ at Amazon

Aaron Eckhart has joined the cast of Matthew Weiner’s upcoming Amazon drama “The Romanoffs,” Variety has learned.

The new series will consist of eight hour-long episodes, each of which will tell a standalone story with no recurring plot elements or actors. Each episode will tell the stories of people in contemporary times who believe they are descendants of the imperial family that ruled Russia from 1613 until the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917.

Eckhart has primarily worked in film throughout his career, having appeared in high-profile projects like “The Dark Knight,” Clint Eastwood’s “Sully” opposite Tom Hanks, “Bleed for This” opposite Miles Teller, and the action films “Olympus Has Fallen” and “London Has Fallen.” He has also starred in “Thank You for Smoking,” “The Rum Diary,” and “Erin Brockovich.” He is repped by CAA.

Eckhart is the latest addition to the cast of the series from the “Mad Men” creator. “Mad Men
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Aaron Eckhart Joins Matthew Weiner's Amazon Series The Romanoffs

Aaron Eckhart Joins Matthew Weiner's Amazon Series The Romanoffs
Aaron Eckhart is the latest noteworthy addition to The Romanoffs, the contemporary anthology series being penned and directed for Amazon by Mad Men auteur Matthew Weiner.

Set around the globe and featuring separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the titular Russian royal family, the ensemble also includes Mad Men alumni Christina Hendricks and John Slattery, Amanda Peet (Brockmire), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Isabelle Huppert (Elle) and Marthe Keller (The Avignon Prophecy).

As it appears will always be the case with casting for the Weiner project, no details on Eckhart’s role were disclosed.

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