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The Grammy-winning singer — who played the Wicked Witch of the West in NBC’s The Wiz Live! — will guest-star during Season 3 of the Shondaland series, our sister site Deadline reports.
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Twisted twins and doppelgangers. Some engage in incest, others just have horrible, even life-threatening relationships.
But these relationships are always so juicy and dark because even compared to siblings, there's just a certain bond between twins that is undeniable and leads to much deeper rifts in their family fabric.
Seems like daytime soaps have an uncanny habit of revealing a shocking doppelganger.
Below, here are some of our favorite dark, deep, twisty, and puzzling twin relationships.
1. Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce - The Vampire Diaries Well, they weren't really twins, but doppelgangers are close enough, right? Dobrev did a marvelous job of separating these two, and an eventual third, Amara, but working as two different »
- Jay Ruymann
Ringer creators Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder have signed a two-year overall deal at Universal Television. Under the pact, the duo have sold a drama project to NBC with NBCUniversal-based Chernin Entertainment and writer/playwright Evan Twohy. The concept is being kept under wraps. The two also will serve as co-executive producers on the new NBC/Uni TV drama series Midnight, Texas, set for a midseason premiere. Charmelo and Snyder previously worked with Uni TV and the… »
He helmed the 2009 remake of Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left and took viewers to a party they wouldn’t soon forget in 2013’s +1. Now director Dennis Iliadis is hard at work on his latest film, He’s Out There, which has started filming in Canada:
Press Release: Montreal, July 29, 2016 – Principal photography has begun on Screen Gems’ suspense thriller, He’s Out There. Yvonne Strahovski stars, along with Justin Bruening, Anna Pniowsky, Abigail Pniowsky, Julian Bailey and Ryan McDonald. Dennis Iliadis directs, from a script by Mike Scannell. Producers are Adrienne Biddle and Bryan Bertino of Unbroken Pictures. Glenn Gainor is executive producer.
On vacation at a remote lake house, a mother and her two young daughters must fight for survival after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare.
- Derek Anderson
"Supergirl" has been renewed for a second season, but it won't air on CBS: The superhero drama will fly on over to sister network The CW for its sophomore outing.
News broke late Thursday afternoon about the move, which will unite "Supergirl" with her other super-themed friends on existing CW shows "The Flash," "Arrow," and "Legends of Tomorrow." Earlier this year, a "Flash"-"Supergirl" crossover was a critical and ratings hit, prompting speculation that "Supergirl" could make the permanent move to The CW should CBS balk at renewing the so-so-rated show. The series, starring Melissa Benoist as the titular heroine, has averaged 10.03 million overall viewers in live-plus-7 numbers in season one.
When it was first in development, "Supergirl" seemed like a no-brainer to land at The CW, since it already fit that network's existing programming. But CBS wanted to court the superhero audience for itself, and scooped up the property. »
- Katie Roberts
After nearly two years of rumors, “Supergirl” is heading to The CW for its second season, Variety has learned.
The network shuffle cements “Supergirl’s” Season 2 renewal.
The superhero show, starring Melissa Benoist, was at CBS for its first season, which was quite the departure for the older-skewing network. At the time, CBS’s former chief Nina Tassler was looking for a female heroine and greenlit the Greg Berlanti-produced project for the 2015-16 slate. Before “Supergirl” was initially ordered to series, rumors were flying that the show would land at sister net CW, though it was in development at CBS.
At CBS, “Supergirl” averaged a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.03 million viewers overall in Nielsen’s “live plus-7” estimates. It was CBS’ top-rated rookie drama this season in the demo, and was also its youngest-skewing drama with a median age of 55.6 — however, it was down from the network’s »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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Writer and producer Scott Nimerfro has died at the age of 54. A co-executive producer on ABC's Once Upon a Time TV series from 2014 to 2016, Nimerfro is credited for writing three episodes in the fourth season: "Breaking Glass" (with Kalinda Vazquez), "Shattered Sight," and "Heart of Gold" (both with Tze Chun). Mr. Nimerfro wrote and produced many cancelled or ended series, including Hannibal, Tron: Uprising, Ringer, The Gates, Pushing Daisies, Perversions of Science, 'Til Death Do Us Part, The Outer Limits, and the original Tales from the Crypt TV show, which is being revived by TNT.
Nimerfro's last TV credit is for the March 6, 2016 episode of Once, "Souls of the Departed." In a statement to TV Series Finale, Once Upon a Time creator Adam Horowitz said, "Scott was a dear friend and an amazingly talented »
“Rip @ScottNimerfro Beloved #Hannibal Writer Of Blood Eagles & Mushroom Corpses Now Freaking Out Squares In Next Life,” read Fuller’s post.
Earlier this year Nimerfro, who lived in Woodbury, Minn., revealed that he was suffering from angiosarcoma, a cancer that affects the blood vessels. He said he was diagnosed in April 2015.
Prior to his work on “Once Upon a Time” and “Hannibal,” Nimerfro served as a writer and producer on series such as “Ringer,” “Tales From the Crypt” and “Pushing Daisies,” a dramedy also created by Fuller. In 2000, he was an associate producer on the Bryan Singer-directed feature “X-Men. »
- Alyssa Sage
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If there's a Six Degrees of Cancellation game, we have a contender. Variety reports Ioan Gruffudd has joined the second season cast of the UnREAL TV series on Lifetime. Gruffudd starred as Henry Morgan on Forever, which was cancelled by ABC after one season.
He also played opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar, as Andrew Martin, on Ringer, which was cancelled by The CW, also after one season. Andrew's romantic rival on Ringer was Henry Butler (Kristoffer Polaha). Polaha was UnREAL star Shiri Appleby's love interest on Life Unexpected, which The CW cancelled after two seasons.
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The recurring character is described as ruggedly handsome, optimistic and curious with the breezy demeanor of a man who owns the world. He’s quick minded, adventurous, has a good sense of humor, and no challenge is too huge for him.
Last season, “Everlasting” producer Quinn ended her messy and volatile relationship with the dating show’s creator Chet (Craig Bierko) — and with Gruffudd’s character setting his sights on her, perhaps he will a new love interest for Quinn.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis this weeekend! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con April 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, April 1st, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, April 2nd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, April 3rd, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor »
- Tom Stockman
A substitution has been made in the line-up.
Per our sister site Deadline, Shue’s departure comes after creative differences over the direction of her character, Amelia Slater, a sports agent who doubles as a personal guru for Major League Baseball’s first-ever female pitcher (to be played by Twisted‘s Kylie Bunbury).
Cruel Intentions‘ biggest, baddest bitch is officially back.
Sarah Michelle Gellar will be part of the NBC pilot that is a sequel to the 1999 movie in which she starred, the actress announced Wednesday via Instagram.
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Per Gellar’s social media post, she’ll reprise the role of Kathryn Merteuil, who in the movie was a vindictive, two-faced, cocaine-sniffing manipulator and stepsister to Ryan Phillippe’s Sebastian.
Picking up over 15 years after the end of the movie, the project follows the cunning Kathryn as she vies »
Elisabeth Shue will help Major League Baseball’s first female player take the mound in the Fox drama pilot Pitch.
RelatedPilot Season ’16: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows and Stars
Penned by Dan Fogelman (Galavant, The Neighbors) and Rick Singer (Younger), the project follows Ginny (Twisted’s Kylie Bunbury), a young pitcher who defies the odds when she becomes the first woman to play in the major leagues.
Per our sister site Deadline, Shue will play Amelia Slater, an “image-maker extraordinaire” who served as Ginny’s personal guru/protector.
RelatedMark-Paul Gosselaar Joins Fox’s Baseball-Themed Drama »
With NBC moving full steam ahead on a small screen sequel to Cruel Intentions, Deadline is reporting that the network has approached Sarah Michelle Gellar with a view to her reprising the role of Kathryn Merteuil from the 1999 movie, and that the actress is currently reading the script.
The series has been developed by Roger Kumble, writer and director of the original film, and will follow Kathryn “as she vies for control of Valmont International, as well as the soul of Bash Casey, who is the son of her brother, the late Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe), and Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon).
Since the end of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 2003, Gellar has only appeared in two pilots, Ringer and The Crazy Ones, both of which went to series. She has also made occasional guest appearances in TV shows, most recently Star Wars Rebels, where she voices the Seventh Sister.
- Gary Collinson
17 years after the original Cruel Intentions debuted on the big screen, the story will continue with a new NBC series. The network recently gave a green light for the Cruel Intentions pilot episode, and now Deadline reports that the network is eyeing one of the original movie's stars, Sarah Michelle Gellar, to return. No offer is on the table yet, but the actress has been approached by the network, although it's unclear if she will come back.
The original Cruel Intentions movie, based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos, centered on Sarah Michelle Gellar's Kathryn Merteuil, who seeks revenge after being dumped by her beau Court Reynolds (Charlie O'Connell) for the innocent Cecile (Selma Blair). Kathryn challenges her step-brother Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe) to seduce Cecile, while, at the same time, they have an ongoing bet about whether or not Sebastian can seduce Annette »
The daughter of Lea Thompson and Howard Deutch, Zoey Deutch dove into acting at age 15 with Disney Channel series “The Suite Life on Deck.” After roles in CW’s “Ringer” and 2014’s “Vampire Academy,” the 21-year-old will cross party paths with Robert De Niro in “Dirty Grandpa” (Jan. 22), show her baseball skills in Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some” (April 15) and is collaborating on “The Year of Spectacular Men” with another special director: her mom.
What do you love about “Dirty Grandpa”?
I shot it, so you’d think I’d have some concept of how raunchy and funny it is. But the movie just keeps surprising you in terms of how crazy it is.
Who do you play?
I’m an environmentally-conscious college student in Miami, who takes a spring break trip to Daytona Beach with her best friends — where they run into Jason (Zac Efron). And then insanity ensues. »
- Jasmin Rosemberg
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