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TVLine Items: NBC Nabs Italian Job, Lifetime Casts Timberlake and More

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Another day, another reboot: NBC has given a script commitment plus penalty to The Italian Job, a potential series inspired by the 1969 film of the same name and the 2003 remake, which starred Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedS.W.A.T. Reboot Headed to CBS From EPs Shawn Ryan and Justin Lin

The drama project — written/executive produced by Rob Weiss (Entourage, Ballers) and Benjamin Brand (Bollywood Hero) — is described as “a noisy, sexy thrill ride” about a makeshift family of expert criminals who are forced out of retirement when an opportunity arises to get »

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Susan Lucci: All My Children Creator Agnes Nixon 'Was All I Hoped to Be'

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When Susan Lucci first read for the role of All My Children‘s Erica Kane — a part she’d eventually play for more than four decades and which would become emblematic of daytime television — she had no idea that the strong, flawed, brave, gutsy heroine pulled strongly from creator Agnes Nixon‘s own experiences.

Lucci just knew the character was good.

PhotosFall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 42 Returning Favorites!

“I didn’t know for a long time that the story [Nixon] was telling through Erica was so close to her own,” Lucci told TVLine. “When I found that out, »

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Chicago P.D. Star Jon Seda Shifts to Chicago Justice as Series Regular

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Chicago P.D.‘s Intelligence unit is losing one of its members to spinoff Chicago Justice.

Jon Seda, who plays detective Antonio Dawson, will transition to the upcoming legal offshoot as a series regular, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedChicago Justice Adds UnREAL‘s ‘Hot Rachel,’ Monica Barbaro

Seda’s Antonio will join the D.A.’s office as an investigator, partnered with Joelle Carter’s Lori Nagle, who was introduced in the backdoor pilot. As a result, Ryan-James Hatanaka’s investigator Daren Okada will no longer be part of the series moving forward.

The timing of Seda’s move to Justice, »

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You're the Worst Renewed for Season 4

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You’re the Worst just got the best news.

The dark comedy has been picked up for a fourth season, Fxx announced Wednesday. Breakfast nachos tots all around!

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

“It is a daily thrill to have You’re the Worst in the same network family as Archer, Fargo, American Crime Story, The Americans, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Better Things, Louie, etc.,” series creator Stephen Falk said in a statement. “And while I am currently deep in Post on Season 3 and so, »

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Agnes Nixon, Creator of All My Children and One Life to Live, Dead at 93

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Agnes Nixon, creator of long-running soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live, died Wednesday morning. She was 93.

Nixon’s daytime-television writing/producing credits include stints at As the World TurnsSearch for TomorrowAnother World and Guiding Light. The first soap she created, ABC’s One Life to Live, premiered in 1968. Two years later, her All My Children also bowed on ABC. Both AMC and Oltl would run until 2011 on ABC (and then for a brief time after online).

Nixon also co-created Loving and was involved in that series’ spinoff, The City. She was a multiple Daytime »

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NCIS Boss Gary Glasberg Dead at 50, Remembered as 'Gifted Creative Voice'

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NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg died suddenly on Wednesday morning, passing away in his sleep. He was 50.

A statement from the NCIS cast and crew reads: “Gary was our rock, our cheerleader, our team captain. He inspired us with his leadership, his creative instincts and keen insight. NCIS will not be the same without him, and each of us will miss his smiling face and unwavering humor, which lifted us every day.”

CBS Entertainment president Glen Geller added, “Today is an overwhelmingly sad day for NCIS, CBS and anyone who was blessed to spend time with Gary Glasberg. We have lost a cherished friend, »

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NBC Orders Little Big Shots Spinoff, This Time With Senior Citizens

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Steve Harvey has perfected talking to little kids. Now he can work on relating to the Greatest Generation.

NBC’s hit reality show Little Big Shots is getting a new spinoff featuring senior citizens, the network announced Wednesday. While the original Big Shots featured kids showing off their talents and chatting with host Harvey, the spinoff — titled Little Big Shots: Forever Young — will feature elderly folks as they display “their hidden talents, vibrant personalities and incredible wisdom.”

RelatedLittle Big Shots Renewed for Season 2

This news comes as no surprise, since Big Shots (from Warner Horizon Television, and executive »

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Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin to Play Donald Trump This Season

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Alec Baldwin‘s latest role makes 30 Rock‘s Jack Donaghy look like a Prius-driving, NPR-subscribing, Greenpeace-supporting leftie.

The 16-time (!) Saturday Night Live host will play Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump throughout the series upcoming 42nd season, TVLine has confirmed.

The late-night, sketch-comedy series made the news official Wednesday with a video (see above) posted to its Twitter account.

Former SNL cast member and current SNL announcer Darrell Hammond portrayed the Gop candidate for the series’ 41st season; Hammond will continue as announcer and occasionally will appear in sketches, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Look for the long-running comedy to use Baldwin »

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Lost in Space: Molly Parker Lands Female Lead in Netflix Reboot

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And here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson.

Deadwood‘s Molly Parker has been cast as Robinson family matriarch/scientist Maureen in Netflix’s reboot of Lost in Space, TVLine has learned. She will star opposite Black SailsToby Stephens, who is set to play patriarch John in the streamer’s 10-episode remake. The cast also includes Falling SkiesTaylor Russell as John and Maureen’s eldest daughter Judy.

RelatedGilmore Girls Creator: Netflix Revival Follows ‘Three Women at a Crossroads’

The role of Maureen was originated in the classic ’60s series by June Lockhart and later played by Mimi Rogers in the 1998 film adaptation. »

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New Flash Photos Feature Tom Felton, Barry vs. Joe, Return of Jay Garrick

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Tom Felton’s Ccpd CSI is finally “unmasked” in the fresh batch of photos from The CW’s The Flash.

RelatedThe Flash‘s Candice Patton Teases ‘Sweet’ Barry/Iris Scenes in Season 3

In Season 3’s second episode, titled “Paradox” and airing Oct. 11, Barry realizes the effects from Flashpoint are much greater than he thought. On top of that, he meets co-worker Julian Albert (played by Felton) and is surprised by the new forensics wizard’s immediate disdain for him.

“We went two seasons with Barry in this CSI lab in Ccpd with no one really with him,” executive producer Todd Helbing tells TVLine. »

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Hamilton Star Lands Spike Lee Role in She's Gotta Have It Netflix Series

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Hamilton star Anthony Ramos is your new Mars Blackmon, having landed the Spike Lee role in Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It, a contemporary remake of Lee’s 1985 seminal debut feature film.

Our sister site Deadline was first to report on Ramos’ casting.

RelatedSpike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It Snags 10-Episode Series Order at Netflix

Similar to the film, the series (which got a 10-episode order earlier this month) centers on Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her Friends, her Job and her Three Lovers: The Cultured Model, »

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SNL Premiere Promo: Kate McKinnon Toasts First-Time Host Margot Robbie

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To celebrate Margot Robbie‘s inaugural stint as Saturday Night Live host, cast member (and recent Emmy winner) Kate McKinnon got the Suicide Squad star into the hottest, most exclusive bash in town.

“The SNL pre-premiere pre-party,” McKinnon tells Robbie, who will emcee the proceedings in Studio 8H this Saturday night (11:30, NBC), kicking off Season 42 with musical host The Weeknd.

Of course there’s no such thing, but that doesn’t stop the Australian actress and McKinnon from getting down — complete with Edm backup — and having a little wine in one of several silly promos for the season premiere. »

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Arrow Season 5 Trailer: A Killer Oliver, Felicity's Beau, Dig Returns and More

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Oliver Queen is, once again, a killing machine.

In a new trailer for Arrow Season 5, the masked hero puts death-by-lethal force back on the table, which is a “a huge step backwards,” in Thea’s opinion.

RelatedFall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 42 Returning Favorites, Including Arrow

While Oliver certainly makes his might known on the streets of Star City, taking out criminals left and right, he can’t do it alone. With Big Bad Prometheus on the streets murdering people, Team Arrow takes in some new recruits, who are put through the ringer by Ol and Dig. And »

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Emily Blunt to Make SNL Hosting Debut

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The Girl on the Train is hopping off at Studio 8H.

Emily Blunt will make her Saturday Night Live hosting debut next month, TVLine has learned exclusively. An NBC spokesperson declined to comment, but I’m hearing the actress will headline the Oct. 15 edition (which falls one week after the release of her new thriller, The Girl on the Train).

Related Taran Killam Talks His SNL Ouster: ‘I Honestly Don’t Know What Happened’

Margot Robbie will kick off Season 42 this Saturday, with The Weeknd serving as musical guest. And as reported earlier today, the Oct. 8 show will be fronted by Hamilton phenom Lin-Manuel Miranda. »

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The Billy on the Street Season 5 Trailer Is All About Jacob Tremblay's Giggle

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The latest season of Billy on the Street will find the usual cavalcade of Hollywood A-listers terrorizing unsuspecting New Yorkers alongside host Billy Eichner. But if the just-released Season 5 trailer is any indication, Jacob Tremblay is going to steal the season right out from under his more height-advataged peers.

RelatedBilly Eichner Joins Hairspray Live!

The Room breakout doesn’t turn up until the final seconds of the promo, speaks nary a syllable (save for a perfectly-timed giggle), and yet we have a strong feeling his segment will tower over the competition.

Billy on the Street Season 5, which launches on truTV on Nov. »

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Fresh Off the Boat Season 3 Poster: The Huangs Take a Rockwell-esque Trip

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The Huangs will travel to Taiwan during Fresh Off the Boat‘s Season 3 premiere, but the excursion might not be as picture-perfect as this exclusive new poster, inspired by Norman Rockwell’s “Going and Coming.”

RelatedFresh Off the Boat to Film in Taiwan

Like the famous painting, the image below evokes a family summer vacation, which is fitting considering that the season opener finds Louis flying his entire brood back to their homeland in order to make things right with his brother Gene (returning guest star Ken Jeong). When Louis discovers that his bro has a good thing going »

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Jennifer Lopez to Serve as Judge and Mentor on NBC's World of Dance

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Jennifer Lopez, who was previously announced as an executive producer on NBC’s forthcoming World of Dance competition series, will now also participate in an on-screen capacity.

RelatedThe Voice Recap: Wide Open Races

The former American Idol judge will return to the world of reality-tv as both a judge and mentor in the 10-episode series, which will invite skilled dancers of all ages to compete for a chance to win $1 million and the title of “Best in the World.”

“I identify with the struggles, passion, discipline, competition and exhilaration of dance,” Lopez said in a statement. “I am excited that »

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High Maintenance Renewed at HBO

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HBO is saying yes to drugs, renewing pot comedy High Maintenance for a second season. The pickup comes just two weeks into the show’s six-episode rookie season.

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

“The response to the new episodes exceeded all of our expectations,” said HBO prez Casey Bloys, who called series creators Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair are “brilliant, unconventional storytellers and we’re excited to see what they dream up for us in our second season.”

TVLine readers gave the Sept. 16 premiere an average B grade. »

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Ratings: This Is Us Still Strong in Week 2

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NBC’s This Is Us in Week 2 delivered 8.9 million total viewers and a 2.6 demo rating, down just 12 and 9 percent from its very strong launch and again ranking No. 2 for the night.This Is Us — which was already picked up for a full season — also has now scored the top two ratings of any freshman drama.

Opening NBC’s night, The Voice (11.9 mil/3.2) ticked down 3 percent and two tenths week-to-week.

Related Ratings: This Is Us, Bull Lead Premiere Week’s DVR Gainers

Elsewhere on Tuesday…

CBS | NCIS (15.2 mil/2.1) dipped just a tenth from its season opener, while Bull (13.5 mil/1.9) slipped 14 percent. »

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Host SNL

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is not throwing away his shot to host Saturday Night Live.

The Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-award winning Hamilton actor/auteur is set to host the Oct. 8 telecast alongside musical guest Twenty One Pilots, who will be joined by Miranda. This will mark Miranda’s SNL hosting debut. (Not to too our own horns, but we totally called it!)

“I have a bit of a week next week,” Miranda tweeted early Wednesday, immediately following the announcement.

VideosHamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda Takes Final Bow to West Wing Theme

I…have a bit of a week next week. »

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