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Can Tonya Harding overcome her checkered past to win ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’?

Can Tonya Harding overcome her checkered past to win ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’?
When Tonya Harding begins to compete in the upcoming 26th season of “Dancing with the Stars” she’ll be the latest in a long line of figure skaters to have competed for the Mirror Ball Trophy. But how will she compare to the Olympians who have come before, like season 6 winner Kristi Yamaguchi and season 18 champ Meryl Davis? The new season begins on April 30, so before she and her competitors hit the dance floor, let’s consider her pros and cons.

Pros:

Tonya Harding spent much of her early life taking ice skating lessons. She eventually became the Us champion in 1991 and 1994, and she was the world silver medalist in 1991. In 1991 she also made history as the first American woman to successfully land a triple axel in competition, and only the second woman of any nationality to do so after Japanese skater Midori Ito. She was also a two-time Olympian,
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Living Single: Where Would the Characters Be 20 Years Later? The Cast Says...

Are you a fan of Living Single? In honor of the show's 20th anniversary, the cast and creator spoke with The Root about the Fox TV series.From Yvette Lee Bowser, the sitcom follows the lives of six friends for five seasons between 1993 and 1998. The cast included Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, Tc Carson, John Henton, Kim Fields, and Mel Jackson.Read More…
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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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Exclusive: Sasha Farber Talks Not Being a Pro on 'DWTS' This Season, Wedding Planning With Emma Slater

Exclusive: Sasha Farber Talks Not Being a Pro on 'DWTS' This Season, Wedding Planning With Emma Slater
Sasha Farber is sharing secrets from the ballroom!

The 33-year-old dancer stopped by Et for a Facebook Live interview on Tuesday, where he opened up about why he's not a pro on Dancing With the Stars this season, which pairs have the best chance at taking home the mirrorball trophy, and, of course, wedding planning with his fiancee, Emma Slater.

Just last season, Farber competed with Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, placing fourth in the competition. He also was a pro during seasons 17, 22 and 23, paired with Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Kim Fields and Terra Jole, respectively. So after four amazing seasons, why was Farber placed in the troupe for the dance competition show's 25th anniversary?

"The show changes. They always bring different people in," Farber told Et's Cameron Mathison and Lauren Zima. "And it's always -- it's a height issue for me, too. Everyone's pretty tall [this season], not going to lie."

More: 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 25 Premiere:
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“Living Single” Reboot in the Works

Queen Latifah in “Bessie”: HBO

The final episode of “Living Single” aired nearly two decades ago, but according to Queen Latifah, a reboot of the beloved sitcom may be on the way. The Oscar nominee spilled some details during an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live,” Essence reports.

When a caller asked if there was any chance the show could ever return, Latifah confirmed, “We’re actually working on it.” She explained, “It’s not there yet, but hopefully we can get it happening.” She said she’ll be a producer on the project and hopes to reassemble the original cast.

Created by Yvette Lee Bowser (“Black-ish”), “Living Single” followed the lives of six friends living in a Brooklyn brownstone and ran for five seasons on Fox from 1993 to 1998. The cast also included Kim Coles (“In Living Color”), Erika Alexander (“The Cosby Show”), and Kim Fields (“The Facts of Life”).

Latifah’s recent credits include “Girls Trip,” “Bessie,” and “Miracles from Heaven.” She earned an Oscar nod for “Chicago” in 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for We Do It Together, a collective formed to finance and produce films, documentaries, TV, and other media working towards the goal of empowering women.

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Living Single” Reboot in the Works was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Battle of the Network Stars Review: Reviving Nostalgia Is No Field Day

Battle of the Network Stars Review: Reviving Nostalgia Is No Field Day
It was some fun, and of course games, as ABC revived the Battle of the Network Stars competition on Thursday night.

RelatedBattle of the Network Stars Reboot Brings New Blood, Extreme Dunk Tank and a Hulk With Something to Prove

The inaugural edition of the reboot pitted a “TV Sitcoms” team (populated by Fuller House‘s Dave Coulier, Roseanne‘s Tom Arnold, The GoldbergsAj Michalka, Growing PainsTracy Gold and Perfect StrangersBronson Pinchot) against a brood of “TV Kids” (Facts of Life‘s Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields, Blossom‘s Joey Lawrence, High School Musical‘s Corbin Bleu,
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Prayer-Based Drama ‘A Question of Faith’ Lands at Pure Flix

Prayer-Based Drama ‘A Question of Faith’ Lands at Pure Flix
Silver Lining Entertainment’s prayer-based drama “A Question of Faith” has been acquired by Pure Flix for a theatrical release on Sept. 29.

A Question of Faith” centers on three families from different cultures who live in the same community. They are complete strangers living vastly separate lives until a texting and driving accident thrusts them onto converging paths where they discover love, forgiveness, grace, and mercy.

Along with a message of faith, the storyline touches on racial prejudice, the consequences of texting and driving, and also addresses the debate surrounding organ donation.

The cast includes Richard T. Jones (“Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married,”), Kim Fields (“The Facts of Life”), C. Thomas Howell, GregAlan Williams, Christian recording artist Jaci Velasquez, Renee O’Connor (“Xena: Warrior Princess”), and T.C. Stallings (“War Room”).

A Question of Faith” is directed by Kevin Otto from a script by Ty Manns. Angela White
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Battle of the Network Stars Reboot Brings New Blood, Upgraded Dunk Tank and a Hulk With Something to Prove

Battle of the Network Stars Reboot Brings New Blood, Upgraded Dunk Tank and a Hulk With Something to Prove
The obstacle course of red, white and blue tires is the same, but the dunk tank is a bit more extreme as ABC wages a new Battle of the Network Stars starting Thursday, June 29 at 9/8c.

RelatedBattle of the Network Stars Cast Announced: The 10 Celebs We’re Most Psyched to See Throw Down

For the unfortunately uninitiated of you, gather ’round as I spin a yarn about the original intra-network “field day” competition that aired on ABC during the 1970s and ’80s, pitting the Alphabet network against CBS and NBC and… well, that was it, kids. PBS and the
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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:

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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 Best Sitcoms That Need a Revival Now — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best Sitcoms That Need a Revival Now — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In light of the recent “Roseanne” revival news, which sitcom would you like to see a revival of? (Let’s assume this is feasible from a network, talent, production, etc. standpoint.)

Liz Shannon Miller (@lizlet), IndieWire

So many great sitcoms are personality driven, which makes it hard to remember great premises worth reviving. (And also, when I think about some of my ‘90s favorites, like “Step by Step” or “Friends,” it’s like… Oh, maybe there’s nothing new under the sun.)

But, beyond my eternal wish that someone would remake “Almost Human” as an adorable rom-com about Karl Urban and Robot Michael Ealy falling in
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Comedian Charlie Murphy Dies at 57

Comedian Charlie Murphy Dies at 57
Charlie Murphy, a performer on “The Chappelle Show” and Eddie Murphy’s older brother, has died. His rep Domenick Nati confirmed to Variety that the star lost his battle with leukemia. He was 57.

Murphy lent his comedic talents to the Comedy Central sketch show as both a writer and an actor.

His “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories” sketch replayed encounters with various celebs such as Rick James and Prince when he was a member of his brother’s entourage.

The elder Murphy — sometimes credited as Charles Murphy — also served as a writer on his brother’s movies, including “Vampire in Brooklyn” and “Norbit.”

He was also an accomplished voiceover actor, working on “The Boondocks,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Murphy was slated to appear on the next season of “Power.”

“Starz sends our deepest condolences to Charlie’s family and friends. He
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Living Single: Queen Latifah Says a Reboot in the Works

Is Living Single coming back? Recently, Queen Latifah revealed there may be a reboot of the '90s Fox series in the works, Deadline reports.From Yvette Lee Bowser, the sitcom follows the lives of six friends for five seasons between 1993 and 1998. The cast included Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, Tc Carson, John Henton, Kim Fields, and Mel Jackson.Read More…
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Queen Latifah Is Producing a 'Living Single' Reboot

Queen Latifah Is Producing a 'Living Single' Reboot
Get ready for a Living Single reboot!

Queen Latifah stopped by Watch What Happens Live on Thursday and revealed that she's producing a reboot of her hit ’90s sitcom, Living Single.

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“Funny you should ask — we’re actually working on it,” she told host Andy Cohen, after a caller asked about a possible reboot. “It’s not there yet, but hopefully we can get it happening.”

The 46-year-old actress, who also produced the original series, said the new show would reunite her with original cast members Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, T.C. Carson, John Henton, Mel Jackson and Kim Fields.

Henton, who played Overton on the show, told Et he would love to be part of the new series.

"I am hopeful this will happen," he said. "I would love to get the band back together. A long awaited
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A Living Single Revival Is in the Works, According to Queen Latifah

A Living Single Revival Is in the Works, According to Queen Latifah
We may not be living in a ’90s kind of world anymore, but for the record, Queen Latifah would still be glad to have her girls.

During an appearance on Thursday’s Watch What Happens Live, Latifah revealed that a revival of Living Single — which ran for five seasons on Fox from 1993 to 1998 — is currently in the works.

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“Funny you should ask,” Latifah replied to a caller who inquired about a possible reunion. “We’re actually working on it. … It’s not there yet, but hopefully we can get it happening.
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Queen Latifah Reveals She’s Working on a Living Single Revival

Queen Latifah Reveals She’s Working on a Living Single Revival
Check check check it out – a ’90s kind of world might be coming back to TV.

Queen Latifah paid a visit to Watch What Happens Live on Thursday — and she revealed that a reboot of her hit ’90s Fox sitcom Living Single is in the works!

“Funny you should ask — we’re actually working on it,” she told host Andy Cohen. “It’s not there yet, but hopefully we can get it happening.”

The 46-year-old actress said she’d be producing the revival, which would reunite her with original stars Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, T.C. Carson, John Henton, Mel Jackson
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The O.C.'s Marissa Cooper Is Here to Help You Say 'Good Riddance' to 2016

The O.C.'s Marissa Cooper Is Here to Help You Say 'Good Riddance' to 2016
We hate to break it to you, 2016, but no one is going to miss you.

You gave us a nightmare circus of an election, you took some of our most beloved entertainers — Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher and George Michael to name just a few incredibly recent examples — before their time, and you ripped the headphone jacks right out of our iPhones. We asked for none of this.

Photos2016 in Review: TV Stars We Said Goodbye to This Year

Honestly, we wouldn’t even know how to begin condensing our feelings about the past 52 weeks into a single soundbite. But thanks
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The Real Housewives Franchise Had Its Worst Year Ever — Time for a Face-Lift?

The Real Housewives Franchise Had Its Worst Year Ever — Time for a Face-Lift?
First, a confession: I know way too much about these women. Over the past decade, I’ve watched more episodes of Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise than I feel comfortable admitting in mixed company. But all that guilty-pleasure viewing gives me the authority to say this: 2016 was the worst year in the franchise’s history… and I fear that it’s all downhill from here.

Don’t get me wrong: Andy Cohen and Bravo have built an impressive empire out of filming a bunch of rich women drinking wine and sniping at each other. A good Real Housewives season is a nice,
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Alan Thicke’s Best Television Theme Songs: 11 Unforgettable Tracks

Alan Thicke’s Best Television Theme Songs: 11 Unforgettable Tracks
Alan Thicke, who died Tuesday at the age of 69, was widely known for his starring role as Dr. Jason Seaver on Growing Pains. But the actor also had a successful side gig as a composer to some of television’s most memorable theme songs.

Here are 11 of his biggest hits:

Diff’rent Strokes

The NBC sitcom, about a rich white New York businessman who adopts two black boys from Harlem after their mother’s death, made stars out of Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges. The show premiered in Nov. 1978 and aired on the peacock network for seven seasons before moving
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Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Oct. 31, 2016

Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Oct. 31, 2016
Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter, offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s TV schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch it. This Halloween week, aliens come to TBS and Netflix gets royal.

People of Earth,” TBS, Monday, 9 p.m.

The Daily Show’s” Wyatt Cenac stars in this new alien abductee series that Variety critic Maureen Ryan calls “a gentle and modestly pleasing comedy.”

Stan Against Evil,” IFC, Wednesday, 10 p.m.

The new horror-comedy series gets a special sneak peek on Monday, in honor of Halloween, before moving to its official Wednesday night time slot. Variety’s critic applauds leads John C. McGinley and Janet Varney, noting their “excellent performances,” as they play a law enforcement team that tries to protect a small town from a demon infestation.

The Crown
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