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The Last Ship Finale Sneak Peek: Who Will Make the Ultimate Sacrifice?

The Last Ship Finale Sneak Peek: Who Will Make the Ultimate Sacrifice?
As Season 4 of The Last Ship draws to a close, the Nathan James is a bit of a sitting duck, so it’s going to take a bold move — and perhaps the ultimate sacrifice — in order to put an end to Lucia and her (ahem) “personal” war.

RelatedThe Last Ship to End After Season 5? TNT Addresses Rumor

In this sneak peek from the season’s 10th and final episode, titled “Endgame” and airing this Sunday, Oct. 8 at 10/9c, Chandler (played by Eric Dane) and Slattery (Adam Baldwin) mull their limited options in the wake of the James having been
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The 20 Best TV Spin-off Series of All Time, Ranked

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The 20 Best TV Spin-off Series of All Time, Ranked
The early success of CBS’ new “The Big Bang Theory” prequel “Young Sheldon” is a reminder that often the most successful spin-offs look or feel completely different from their mother ship. “The Simpsons” was nothing like “The Tracey Ullman Show.” “Mork and Mindy” was set in a different time frame than “Happy Days.” And “Maude,” “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times” featured characters with a completely different mindset from “All in the Family’s” Archie Bunker.

Try as TV executives and creators might, it’s nearly impossible to replicate success in the same world or with many of the same characters. (Looking at you, “Joey” and “AfterMASH.”) Some of the best TV spinoffs succeed specifically because they approach a familiar template from a completely different angle. Spin-offs come in many forms: Some are continuations of series that have ended. Others follow popular characters on their own journeys. And some are simply planted into a hit show,
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The 20 Best TV Spin-off Series of All Time, Ranked

The 20 Best TV Spin-off Series of All Time, Ranked
The early success of CBS’ new “The Big Bang Theory” prequel “Young Sheldon” is a reminder that often the most successful spin-offs look or feel completely different from their mother ship. “The Simpsons” was nothing like “The Tracey Ullman Show.” “Mork and Mindy” was set in a different time frame than “Happy Days.” And “Maude,” “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times” featured characters with a completely different mindset from “All in the Family’s” Archie Bunker.

Try as TV executives and creators might, it’s nearly impossible to replicate success in the same world or with many of the same characters. (Looking at you, “Joey” and “AfterMASH.”) Some of the best TV spinoffs succeed specifically because they approach a familiar template from a completely different angle. Spin-offs come in many forms: Some are continuations of series that have ended. Others follow popular characters on their own journeys. And some are simply planted into a hit show,
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Battle of the Network Stars Full Cast Announced: The 10 Celebs We’re Most Psyched to See Throw Down

Battle of the Network Stars Full Cast Announced: The 10 Celebs We’re Most Psyched to See Throw Down
This is either going to be really good or so bad, it’s great. But either way, ABC’s relaunch of Battle of the Network Stars (premiering Thursday, June 29 at 9/8c) is looking like the summer’s must-see — especially since on Tuesday the full list of competitors was released. The celebrities we’re most psyched to see throwing down in events like the kayak relay race and dunk tank:

RelatedSummer TV Calendar: 90+ Premiere and Finale Dates to Save for June/July

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‘Battle of the Network Stars’ Sets Teams for Series Revival on ABC

‘Battle of the Network Stars’ Sets Teams for Series Revival on ABC
ABC’s revival of “Battle of the Network” stars has set 20 teams of five celebrities each to compete in the upcoming season, the network announced Monday.

Stars from shows such as “Modern Family,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Scandal,” “Melrose Place,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “The Goldbergs,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “The West Wing,” “Dallas,” “CHiPs,” “Law & Order” and many more will take part in the throwback to the classic series from the 1970’s.

The 10-episode season will pit teams of current and classic TV stars from multiple eras and different genres against one another in a variety of athletic games, like Tug of War, Archery, Kayak Relay, Obstacle Course, and Dunk Tank. The series will premiere June 29 at 9 p.m.

The hosts for “Battle of the Network Stars” are Mike Greenberg and Joe Tessitore of Espn; Cassidy Hubbarth and Cari Champion of Espn will be the sideline reporters. Super
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The Alienist Trailer: Dakota Fanning Stars In TNT's Gilded Age Thriller

The Alienist Trailer: Dakota Fanning Stars In TNT's Gilded Age Thriller
TNT is getting into the period piece game — and it’s first effort looks positively killer.

RelatedSnowpiercer: Hamilton‘s Daveed Diggs to Star in TNT Pilot Based on 2013 Film

The basic cabler on Wednesday released the first trailer for The Alienist, starring Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral), Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train), and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker). The series takes place in the Gilded Age — or more specifically the year 1896, “amidst the vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation of New York,” per the synopsis — and follows the search for a serial killer preying on young male prostitutes.
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Snowpiercer: Hamilton's Daveed Diggs to Star in TNT Pilot Based on 2013 Film

Snowpiercer: Hamilton's Daveed Diggs to Star in TNT Pilot Based on 2013 Film
One of Hamilton‘s founding fathers is set to explore a bleak future.

Tony winner Daveed Diggs has been cast in TNT’s Snowpiercer pilot based on the 2013 Chris Evans film of the same name, it was announced Wednesday.

RelatedDaniel Radcliffe-Led Anthology Comedy Snags Series Order at TBS

Per the basic cabler, Snowpiercer is “a futuristic thriller set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland,” where “class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival” plague the last “remnants of humanity.” Those who did survive are said to inhabit a “gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe.
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The Last Ship Takes Production Hiatus as Eric Dane Battles Depression

The Last Ship Takes Production Hiatus as Eric Dane Battles Depression
TNT’s The Last Ship has halted production as series lead Eric Dane battles depression.

RelatedThe Last Ship Enlists Melrose Place Vet Thomas Calabro for 2018 Season

In a statement released to our sister site Variety, a rep for the Last Ship lead/Grey’s Anatomy alum confirms that he requested “a break to deal with personal issues,” forcing the show to hit pause on production through Memorial Day.

“[Eric] suffers from depression,” the statement continues, “and has asked for a few weeks of downtime, and the producers kindly granted that request. He looks forward to returning.”

RelatedThe Last Ship
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The Last Ship Enlists Melrose Place Vet Thomas Calabro for 2018 Season

The Last Ship Enlists Melrose Place Vet Thomas Calabro for 2018 Season
Former Melrose Place resident Thomas Calabro is boarding The Last Ship.

RelatedThe Last Ship: Peter Weller to Recur During Season 4

Calabro is set to recur next summer, during Season 5 of TNT’s summertime action-drama, in the role of Don Kinkaid, the general in charge of the modest Army that the United States has built up since the end of the plague, our sister site Deadline reports.

The Last Ship was renewed for the upcoming Season 4 midway through its summer 2016 run, then a month later had a fifth season added to that (to air in 2018). The two seasons are filming back-to-back.
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Thomas Calabro Boards ‘The Last Ship’; Scott Winters Spies ‘Berlin Station’ Role

Thomas Calabro has booked a recurring role in Season 5 of TNT's The Last Ship, the postapocalyptic naval drama starring Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin and Bridget Regan. It chronicles the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. Now, Cno Captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors. Calabro will play Gen. Don Kinkaid, who is in charge…
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TVLine Items: Young Shakespeare Gets TNT Date, Lifetime Likes You and More

TVLine Items: Young Shakespeare Gets TNT Date, Lifetime Likes You and More
TNT has announced the premiere date for Will, its upcoming series about a young Shakespeare.

The period drama about a brilliant, tortured and wild William will premiere on Monday, July 10 at 9/8c. Set in Elizabethan England, the series will chronicle the lust, temptations and reckless behavior of the famous playwright (played by newcomer Laurie Davidson).

The cast also included Olivia DeJonge, Ewen Bremner (Banished), Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Mattias Inwood (The Shannara Chronicles), Lukas Rolfe (Grantchester), Jamie Campbell Bower (Camelot) and Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers). Watch the trailer below:

RelatedBrian Geraghty Cast as Lead of TNT’s The Alienist,
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And Now, Pictures of Lifetime's Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place Movies

Once upon a time, the two-hour block of Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place was primetime's biggest one-two punch. Now, the Aaron Spelling-produced shows are the subjects of Lifetime's next two unauthorized docudramas. Yes, Tori Spelling's Lifetime career has come full circle as now someone is actually playing her on the network. Gawk at the first cast pictures below, and cancel all your plans so you can watch the premieres of The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story on Oct. 3 and The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story on Oct. 10. The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story Abby Ross as Tori Spelling, Michele Goyns as Gabrielle Carteris, Ross Linton as Brian Austin Green, Jesy McKinney as Luke Perry, David Lennon as Ian Ziering, Max Lloyd-Jones as Jason Priestley, Abbie Cobb as Jennie Garth, and Samanta Munro as Shannen Doherty. The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story's Alyssa Lynch is also reprising her role as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen.
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Lifetime Releases First Cast Photos of ‘Unauthorized Melrose Place’ & ‘90210’ TV Movies

Lifetime Releases First Cast Photos of ‘Unauthorized Melrose Place’ & ‘90210’ TV Movies
Lifetime’s “Unauthorized Beverly Hills 90210 Story” and “Unauthorized Melrose Place Story” are coming to life. The TV movies have both set their casts, and the cable net released the first photos on Wednesday.

The “90210” telepic (pictured above), follows the show’s ups and downs from many near-cancellations to achieving pop-culture phenomenon status and creating international A-listers, while the “Melrose Place” version will cover the casting dramas and sensational storylines that permeated the spinoff series.

The Simpsons'” Dan Castellaneta and “Hot in Cleveland’s” Adam Korson appear in both films, as mega-producer Aaron Spelling and series creator Darren Star, respectively.

Alyssa Lynch, who played Tiffani-Amber Thiessen in Lifetime’s “Saved by the Bell” story, will also portray her (and her “90210” character Valerie Malone) in this adaptation. Other cast members for that movie include Samantha Munro as Shannen Doherty/Brenda Walsh, Max Lloyd-Jones as Jason Priestley/Brandon Walsh, Abie Cobb as Jennie Garth/Kelly Taylor,
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The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story: Judge Lifetime's First Cast Photo

The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story: Judge Lifetime's First Cast Photo
If you squint your eyes, tilt your head and down two bottles of wine, the cast of Lifetime’s Unauthorized Melrose Place Story (Oct. 10, 8/7c) could totally pass for the ensemble of Fox’s iconic primetime soap.

RelatedPerfect High: 10 Important Lessons From Bella Thorne’s Lifetime Drama

Lifetime has released the first official cast shot from its upcoming tell-all, which aims to reveal what went down behind the scenes of Aaron Spelling’s popular drama from 1992 to 1999. Curiously, several key Melrose players are missing from the group shot, including whichever lucky actresses been given the honor of playing Kelly Rutherford and Lisa Rinna.
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Melrose Place Is Getting the Lifetime Tell-All Movie Treatment, Too!

When it rains, it pours, and right now, there's a '90s storm happening! Hot on the heels of the news that Lifetime will be doing a Beverly Hills, 90210 movie, E! News has learned that the network is also set to gift the world with The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story. Go on, call your mother and tell her the amazing news so you can squeal over it together, we'll wait.  The latest tell-all will take viewers behind the doors of TV's most iconic apartment complex, showing what really went on during the filming of the Beverly Hills, 90210 companion series, which ran from 1992-99 and starred Heather Locklear, Grant Show, Courtney Thorne-SmithAndrew Shue, Thomas Calabro and many...
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Lifetime Plans "Melrose Place" Tell-All TV Movie

In the 1990s, there was no bigger prime time soap than "Melrose Place" and now Lifetime has chosen it for the subject for its fourth 'unauthorized' tell-all film.

Starting life in 1992 as a more adult-centric spin-off of the popular teen soap "Beverly Hills 90210," 'Melrose' became a smash in its own right as the Aaron Spelling series explored the lives of twenty somethings in Los Angeles over the course of seven seasons and over two hundred episodes.

Courtney Thorne-Smith, Andrew Shue, Grant Show, Doug Savant, Marcia Cross, Daphne Zuniga, Laura Leighton, Jack Wagner, Thomas Calabro, Josie Bissett, Rob Estes, Brooke Langton, Jamie Luner, Alyssa Milano, Lisa Rinna, Vanessa Williams, Kelly Rutherford and Heather Locklear starred.

Michael Larkin and Howard Braunstein will executive produce, Dana Schmalenberg is penning and Mark Griffiths is directing. A premiere date has not yet been determined.

"The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story" follows in the wake of three
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Heather Locklear: 'Melrose Place' stardom was 'such a fluke'

Heather Locklear is retaining her reputation as a show-booster.

She cemented it with the original "Melrose Place," which she helped make one of the 1990s' most buzzed-about series as Amanda Woodward, the well-tailored business shark and serial acquirer of other women's men. Locklear returns to weekly work when Season 3 of TNT's law drama "Franklin & Bash" starts Wednesday, June 19, but her return as Amanda on The CW's short-lived "Melrose" reboot reaffirmed to her that there are no guarantees.

"I think they should have brought some of the older characters back a little more, to introduce the new kids," Locklear reasons to Zap2it of having reunited with such other "Melrose" veterans as Thomas Calabro and Laura Leighton on the 2009-10 remake. "It's a little tougher just having a new cast and calling it the same thing. I think people get mad." 

The CW's "90210" update will have lasted five seasons when its two-hour series finale airs Monday,
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Glee Newcomer Jacob Artist on Dancing Dreams, Rap Nightmares and New-Girl Drama

Glee Newcomer Jacob Artist on Dancing Dreams, Rap Nightmares and New-Girl Drama
Jacob Artist’s acting career only began in earnest last year — with guest roles on Melissa & Joey and Nickelodeon’s How to Rock — so not surprisingly, he says he’s finding it a little surreal to have a recurring role as Jake Puckerman (younger half-brother of Mark Salling’s bad boy Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman) on Season 4 of Glee.

“I was a fan of the show before I auditioned, so now every time I go to Paramount and we’re shooting, it’s like an absolute dream come true,” says Artist.

TVLine caught up with Artist to discuss which Glee cast
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‘Glee’ Episode Season 3 Episode 18 Review: Choke

There was a lot riding on last nights episode of Glee. Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Rachel (Lea Michele) had their Nyada auditions. The boys rallied to help Puck (Mark Salling) graduate. And we got a glimpse into Beiste’s (Dot Marie Jones) unhappy marriage. The episode started with hope but ended on a somber note for everyone.

It turned out that Puck wasn’t quite ready to graduate. He was struggling in geography and his plan to pass was to woo the teacher. When she blew him off he performed a rage flied “School’s Out.” After a few days of playing hooky Pucks dad (Thomas Calabro) came along. At first you would think he came to talk to his son, but what he wanted was money. Seeing his father was the wake –up call Puck needed to graduate. After Puck came back to school he enlisted the boys to
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'Glee': Coach Bieste and Rachel get emotional during 'Choke'

Dot Marie Jones just sealed her second guest actress Emmy nomination with her stellar performance in the Very Special "Glee" episode "Choke," right? Coach Bieste has shown a real vulnerability over the past two seasons, and Jones did a great job in the poignant material she was given as Bieste struggles with domestic abuse by her new husband Cooter.

It's a shame she went back to him in the end, and even sadder that she had to lie about it to Sue. If it's handled anywhere near as well as the recent teen suicide plot, this storyline could be truly awesome.

Now, on to the titular "Choke" -- Rachel and Kurt finally had their Nyada auditions, and Kurt took a risk and absolutely nailed it while Rachel choked on "Don't Rain on My Parade," a song she's been belting since she was a toddler.

Lea Michele was stellar, and frankly
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