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‘Living Biblically’ Pulled From CBS’ Schedule

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CBS has pulled “Living Biblically” from its primetime schedule, with reruns of “The Big Bang Theory” to run in its place.

Sources say the sitcom could return at a later date.

The sitcom follows a man who decides to live as instructed in the Bible, based on A.J. Jacobs’ book “The Year of Living Biblically.” Jay R. Ferguson stars with Lindsey Kraft, Ian Gomez, David Krumholtz, Tony Rock, and Camryn Manheim. “The Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki executive produces with writer Patrick Walsh and Andrew Haas and Spencer Medof.

Also Read: Ratings: CBS' 'Living Biblically' Not Off to a Hell of a Good Start

The comedy is produced by Alcide Bava Productions, in association with CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television.

CBS renewed 11 of its series earlier this week, totaling 17 series renewals for next year so far.

As far as pilots go, the network has ordered eight comedy pilots, including the revival of “Murphy Brown.” Other comedy pilots include “25,” “Fam,” “History of Them,” “I Mom So Hard,” “Pandas in New York,” “Welcome to the Neighborhood,” and the untitled Austen Earl and Tim McAuliffe project.

Also Read: CBS' 'Living Biblically' Won't Tackle Homosexuality in Season 1

CBS drama pilots in the works include the “Cagney and Lacey” reboot starring Sarah Drew and Michelle Hurd, “Chiefs,” “The Code,” “F.B.I.,” “God Friended Me,” “La Confidential,” “Magnum P.I.,” “Main Justice,” “Murder” and “Red Line.”

See our complete 2018 pilot grid over here.

Read original story ‘Living Biblically’ Pulled From CBS’ Schedule At TheWrap
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‘Murphy Brown’ Revival Adds Tyne Daly as Bar Owner Phil’s Sister

‘Murphy Brown’ Revival Adds Tyne Daly as Bar Owner Phil’s Sister
Tyne Daly has joined the cast of the “Murphy Brown” revival at CBS.

Daly will play Phyllis, the sister of the beloved bar owner Phil, played in the originaly series Pat Corley, who passed away in 2006. It’s evident with Phyllis that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. She has taken over the bar and is a friend and confidant to Murphy and the gang.

Daly has won six Emmys throughout her storied career, including four for playing one of the co-leads in the female cop drama “Cagney & Lacey.” Coincidentally, CBS has also ordered a pilot
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CBS Renews ‘Survivor,’ ‘The Amazing Race,’ 9 More Series

CBS Renews ‘Survivor,’ ‘The Amazing Race,’ 9 More Series
CBS has renewed 11 series, including “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race” and “Hawaii Five-0,” the network announced Wednesday.

Additional series getting another season are “Blue Bloods,” “Bull,” “Madam Secretary,” “MacGyver,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” NCIS: New Orleans,” “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes.”

Combined with previously announced pick-ups, CBS now has 17 series in their 2018-2019 slate, including its entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups. The network previously announced that “The Big Bang Theory,” “Young Sheldon,” “Mom,” “NCIS,” “Seal Team” and “S.W.A.T.” received renewals.
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Grey's Anatomy: Ellen Pompeo Describes Season 14 Finale

Ellen Pompeo is part of one of the most-talked-about shows (Grey's Anatomy) on all of TV, and the cast members have become well-known for interacting with fans on social media. 

On Wednesday night, the actress engaged in a Twitter Q&A with fans, and one fan asked her to describe the upcoming season finale in three words. 

"I can do it in 2... not easy," she responded. 

That's certainly scary when you consider the fact that the episode will culminate with the exits of long-term series regulars, Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew

Both actresses were let go from the veteran medical drama series earlier this year in what was described at the time as creative reasons. 

Related: Grey's Anatomy Stunner: Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew Fired

Given that the show has a knack for killing off departing characters, we're going to assume this means one of them could be leaving by way of the Grim Reaper.
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Ellen Pompeo Warns Grey’s Anatomy Season Finale Is 'Not Easy'

Well, this sounds… ominous. During an informal Twitter Q&A on Tuesday, Grey’s Anatomy leading lady Ellen Pompeo dropped a super-crytpic clue about the ABC drama’s Season 14 finale, which will mark the end of the road for longtime cast members Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew.

Asked by a fan to describe the May 17 closer in three words, Pompeo responded, “I can do it in two… not easy.”

— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) April 17, 2018

The foreboding teaser is sure to fray the nerves of Arizona and April acolytes, particularly given Grey’s Anatomy’s penchant for sending popular characters away in body bags (see also: George,
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New ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 14, April 19, 2018 Episode 20 Storyline Teasers Revealed By ABC

Happy Friday "Grey's Anatomy" fans. We're back at you with another storyline teaser session for the next, new episode 20 of this current 14th season. ABC recently put out their official press release for it. As usual, we've got the title for it, a brief teaser description along with any guest stars and season regulars that are expected to appear. ABC also released a new preview clip for episode 20. We'll go over it and provide links to it. To start things off, the title for episode 20 is called, "Judgement Day." Wow, that sounds kind of intense. ABC put the following words all caps: "A Patient Bakes The Doctors A Special Treat." It turns out that we're going to see some pretty interesting and intense things take place in this episode. Arizona passes out some special cookies. Jackson gets very startling information thrown at him! Jo steps up her game by taking
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ABC Sets Finale Dates for Once Upon a Time, Grey's Anatomy & More!

ABC is the second broadcast network to confirm when fans can expect their favorite shows to conclude for the season.

With Once Upon a Time and The Middle each finishing their runs over the coming weeks, the network has revealed when their final episodes will air.

Once Upon a Time will end Friday, May 18 at 8/7c, while The Middle will have an expanded one-hour finale Tuesday, May 22 out of the Roseanne season finale.

Grey's Anatomy will say goodbye to Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw during the medical drama's season finale.

Related: Grey's Anatomy Stunner: Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew Fired!

It's still unclear whether April or Arizona will get happy endings, but it would be a complete slap in the face to longtime fans if one or both were killed off.

If you watch Grey's Anatomy online, you will know that big deaths are just par for the course, but
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ABC Sets Finale Dates for Grey's, Roseanne, S.H.I.E.L.D. and 14 Others

Grey’s Anatomy will bid farewell to Arizona Robbins and April Kepner in roughly a month’s time.

ABC is the third network (following The CW and CBS) to unveil its list of finale dates, and the medical drama’s Season 14 closer — marking the final appearances for Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew’s long-tenured docs — will air on Thursday, May 17.

Also of note: The Middle will end with an hour-long series finale on Tuesday, May 22, following the conclusion of Roseanne‘s first revival season. In addition, American Idol will wrap its inaugural ABC run on the same night as Dancing With the Stars
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Jessica Capshaw Is Feeling "Nostalgic" on Her Last Day of 'Grey's Anatomy' Studio Filming

That's a wrap for Jessica Capshaw... well sort of. The blonde beauty is officially leaving Grey's Anatomy after Season 14 (along with her co-star Sarah Drew), so she took to social media on Tuesday, April 10 to share that she is "full of nostalgia" after her last day filming at one of the show's studios. "Ok, ready for some bananas information? Today is my last day filming at Prospect Studios. Not my last day filming on Grey’s Anatomy, but my last day filming at Prospect Studios," she shared in her Instagram story, referring to the studio that has many sets of the show, including Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. A post shared by Jessica Capshaw (@jessicacapshaw) on Mar 19, 2018 at 7:09pm Pdt She followed up with an emotional tweet. "Last drive from home to the studios this morning...Ten Years of commuting to reflect upon in 35 mins...wooaaahhh...," she wrote. Where did the past decade go?
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Grey's Anatomy: Will Alex Go to Prison Again? Let's Consider the Facts

In the latest episode of Grey's Anatomy, Alex instigates a scary fight with Amelia's colleague, Dr. Koracick, after the neurosurgeon tells him there's no way that they can safely help Alex's young cancer patient. The peds surgeon violently corners Dr. Korackick, grabbing him by the collar to threaten him. This isn't the first time we see Alex's rage get the best of him, and I'm legitimately worried about what the future holds for Alex.

Like Meredith, he's grown so much over the last fourteen seasons, transforming from a reckless frat boy to a respectable adult. He helps Izzie in her most vulnerable moments (particularly regarding the Denny Duquette incident and her cancer diagnosis) and has worked hard to become a caring pediatrics surgeon. We later learn that he has been protecting his schizophrenic mother from his father, an abusive drug addict.

Related: Wait a Second: Maybe the Grey's Anatomy Finale
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Grey's Anatomy Round Table: Is Alex's Bad Temper a Redundant Plot Device?

A cruel joke was played on fans during Grey's Anatomy Season 14 Episode 18, but fortunately, Arizona is perfectly healthy.

Kimmie still isn't, however, and it has brought out the disappointing side of Karev.

Join TV Fanatics Stacy Glanzman, Paul Dailly, and Jasmine Blu as they break down the episode.

Does it bother you that Alex can't shake his aggressive streak?

Stacy: Yes, it's starting to get old. Alex has grown up so much, yet for some reason, he still struggles with this. It was definitely disappointing to see him resort to that again.

Paul: Yes. The way he treated Koracick was awful, and the outbursts are starting to feel like more of a plot device as opposed to a natural thing to occur.

Related: Grey's Anatomy Season 14 Episode 18 Review: Hold Back the River

Jasmine: Yeah, I agree with the others. It's old and redundant. Maybe it wouldn't have ticked me off
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'Cagney & Lacey' Star Sharon Gless Gives CBS Tips for Its Reboot

Continuing the trend of making TV in 2018 look exactly like TV in 1988 — the Roseanne reboot, the upcoming Murphy Brown revival — there's an updated Cagney & Lacey in the works.

This one will star Sarah Drew, 37, as Detective Christine Cagney and Michelle Hurd, 51, as Detective Mary Beth Lacey. That's all fine and dandy with the original Cagney, Sharon Gless, 74, though she does have some notes for CBS in case anybody's listening (Gless says the network hasn't bothered to consult her about the project).

"Cagney & Lacey was never about cops," she tells THR. "It...
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New ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 14, April 12, 2018 Episode 19 Storyline Teasers Revealed By ABC

Hey, "Grey's Anatomy" fans. It's that time again. It's time to go over what is in store for the next, new episode 19 of this 14th season. ABC recently put out a press release for it. As usual, it features a short teaser description along with a title and some other production information such as casting intel, writers and directors. We'll go ahead and start this session off like we always do by telling you guys what the producers decided to name this one. It's officially entitled, "Beautiful Dreamer." ABC began this press release by putting in all caps the following words: "An Ice Agent Arrives At Grey Sloan, On ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy'" The first storyline teaser that the main description points out reveals that we'll see somebody from Ice arrive on the scene at Grey Sloan. This person will be trying to track down someone who may be working undercover.
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Sarah Utterback (Remember Nurse Olivia?!) Is Returning to 'Grey's Anatomy' in Season 14

In the coming weeks, Grey's Anatomy fans will spot a familair face. Sarah Utterback is reprising her memorable role as Nurse Olivia Harper during Season 14 episode 21, which is scheduled to air April 26. Die-hard fans will remember Sarah's character as a nurse at the since-renamed Seattle Grace Hospital during seasons one through six. Her claim to fame? She slept with with George O'Malley (Rip), giving him the syphilis she contracted after sleeping with former bad boy Alex Karev. Good times. According to Entertainment Weekly, Olivia has grown a lot since her time at the Seattle hospital. So, when she returns with her son, it throws both Alex and his new fiancée Jo Wilson for a loop. We don't know the exact age of her son, but judging from EW's plot description for the episode, Alex will at least wonder if he's the father. Although, fans are already pointing out that
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New Grey’s Anatomy Season 14, April 5, 2018 Episode 18 Storyline Teasers Revealed By ABC

Hey, "Grey's Anatomy" fans. We're back at you with another new storyline preview thanks to the wonderful folks over at ABC. They recently put out a press release for the upcoming 18th episode of their hit medical drama. Their press release contains a brief teaser description of the storyline and some other goodies. ABC also released a new preview clip for the 18th episode. We'll go over that a little bit too, and we'll give you guys a link to that clip. To start this session off, the press release revealed that episode 18 is labeled/entitled, "Hold Back the River." They started out their press release by putting in all caps:"Amelia And Koracick Perform A Risky Procedure To Remove A Brain Tumor." So, it definitely sounds like that could very well be the main focus or storyline of this episode. In their main description, they expound a little more
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Grey's Anatomy Round Table: High Praise for April and Eli!

It was a quiet, introspective hour of our favorite medical drama. 

On Grey's Anatomy Season 14 Episode 17, Meredith met Nick Mars (Scott Speedman), and it stoked something in her she hasn't felt in a long time. 

Elsewhere, Owen and Teddy tried to rekindle their relationship and take it to new heights, but it backfired. With the help of a dying rabbi, April made a breakthrough. 

Join TV Fanatics Stacy Glanzman, Paul Dailly, and Jasmine Blu for a thorough discussion. 

What was your first impression of Dr. Nick Mars? Did you enjoy the chemistry between Meredith and Nick?

Stacy: I really liked him. He made a great first impression and has already built a rapport with Meredith. There's an easy chemistry between them that doesn't feel forced at all. I'd like to see him stick around and see if something develops between them, as long as it's not too rushed.

Paul: He was great.
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Are Good Doctors Bad? Supernatural Lacks Snacks? Shade in Silicon Valley? Risqué Riverdale Rescue? And More Qs

Are Good Doctors Bad? Supernatural Lacks Snacks? Shade in Silicon Valley? Risqué Riverdale Rescue? And More Qs
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Silicon Valley, The Good Doctor, Empire and Supernatural!

1 | Was Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. suggesting that Jemma is already pregnant with Deke’s mother, by having her hurl upon learning he’s her grandson?

2 | On Homeland, we get that Carrie is in one of her “bad mom” spirals, but wasn’t it straining credibility that she would bring daughter Frannie into the home of a dangerous Russian spy?

3 | Was Silicon
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Grey's Anatomy Season 14 Episode 17 Review: One Day Like This

This was a quiet, introspective hour of Grey's Anatomy that people will either love or hate.

There is this ambivalent quality to Grey's Anatomy Season 14 Episode 17 that makes it difficult to rate and critique, to be honest. It'll be interesting to see how others respond to it.

There were so many deep, special moments, but there were also moments that felt too slow.

This installment slowed things down drastically, took us away from most of the plots, and narrowed in on three main characters. There was a lazy feel to it, and I don't mean in the sense that the writing was lazy, but rather it felt like watching an artistic Indie film.

Even some of the camera angles were artful.

Related: Grey's Anatomy Season 14 Episode 17 Review: When Will Someone Help April?

For example, everything with Owen and Teddy in Germany was beautifully shot. The two of them hugged up
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Fear Not, Grey's Anatomy Fans! Sarah Drew Won't Be Gone From TV For Long

Last week, Grey's Anatomy received the shocking news that both Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew are leaving the show at the end of season 14. While we're of course devastated to see April go, there's a silver lining: Drew has already signed on to a new project!

According to Deadline, the actress has been cast in a new CBS series called Cagney & Lacey. Drew will play Cagney to actress Michelle Hurd's Lacey in the show, which is a reboot of the famous '80s police procedural. Deadline calls Cagney the "nimble and easygoing partner and protégée."

Naturally, we still have a bit of time with Drew's April Kepner before the 14th season of Grey's wraps. Yes, we're devastated to see her leave Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital and Jackson Avery behind, but we're taking comfort in the fact that Drew already has a place to land.
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Cops & Ladies: Sharon Gless Remembers the Original 'Cagney & Lacey' (Exclusive)

Excitement is building over the pilot for cop series reboot Cagney & Lacey, which is set to star Grey Anatomy’s Sarah Drew as Christine Cagney and Blindspot’s Michelle Hurd as Mary Beth Lacey, a pair of New York City police detectives who couldn’t be more different. One of the people feeling that excitement is actress Sharon Gless, who played Cagney against Tyne Daly’s Lacey in the original series from the 1980s. “First of all, imitation is the highest form of flattery, so it’s quite flattering if they want to do it again," Sharon says in this exclusive chat from her Florida home. "It’s certainly time. I haven’t seen any of what they’re doing, but my feeling is that if you do Cagney & Lacey in this day and age, you could make it much darker than we were allowed to in the ‘80s.
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