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‘Grey’s Anatomy': Geena Davis Will Reprise Her Role As Dr Nicole Herman

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‘Grey’s Anatomy': Geena Davis Will Reprise Her Role As Dr Nicole Herman
Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis will reprise her role as Dr. Nicole Herman in the penultimate episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 14, TheWrap has learned.

We last saw Dr. Herman in Season 11, and she and Dr. Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) had a strained but special mentor-mentee relationship. Knowing she had a brain tumor, Herman wanted to impart as much knowledge about pediatrics and fetal surgery to Arizona as she possibly could. She ended up getting brain surgery, but eventually went blind after complications.

According to the episode’s logline, Davis will return as Dr. Herman to present Arizona with an exciting opportunity — could this be how Arizona will be written off the show? It wouldn’t be the first time a character left Grey Sloan Memorial for another career opportunity — we’re looking at you, Cristina Yang.

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It was announced in March that Capshaw and co-star Sarah Drew, who plays Dr. April Kepner, will not be returning to the medical drama after this season concludes.

Capshaw and Drew filmed their final scenes on Thursday, creator Shonda Rhimes said on Instagram.

“I need to devote a whole day just to celebrate Jessica and just to celebrate Sarah,” Rhimes said in her caption, promising she had “more to say” about the actress’ “magic.”

The penultimate episode airs on ABC on May 10. “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 14 will conclude on Thursday, May 17.

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Noah Emmerich Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in Netflix Drama ‘The Spy’

Noah Emmerich Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in Netflix Drama ‘The Spy’
Noah Emmerich has been cast in the upcoming Netflix drama “The Spy” opposite Sacha Baron Cohen.

The six-episode series tells the story of Eli Cohen (Baron Cohen), a spy for Israel in Syria in the early 1960s. Cohen managed to embed himself into Syrian high society and rise through the ranks of their politics. His actions, connections, ultimately his death have had lasting consequences, shaping the Middle East as it is today.

Emmerich will play Dan Peleg, described as a charming, rumpled and brilliant Mossad trainer. He is wise, wary and stubborn, and has a tendency to blur the boundaries between the personal and professional.
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9JKL: Cancelled by CBS; No Second Season for Monday Night Sitcom

9JKL: Cancelled by CBS; No Second Season for Monday Night Sitcom
Looks like Josh is getting evicted. CBS has cancelled its 9JKL TV show, after just one season.

In November, the Tiffany Network ordered three additional scripts and subsequently the full episodes, but it seems that's where the good news ends. It is "effectively cancelled," according to THR, although the news outlet didn't bother with any qualifiers in its tweet on the 9JKL cancellation.

A CBS sitcom, 9JKL stars Mark Feuerstein, David Walton, Elliott Gould, Linda Lavin,
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Muhammad Ali Limited Series ‘8 Fights’ in the Works at CBS All Access

Muhammad Ali Limited Series ‘8 Fights’ in the Works at CBS All Access
CBS All Access is developing “8 Fights — The Life of Muhammad Ali,” a limited series that will tell the story of eight critical moments in the life of the legendary boxer. Each of the eight episodes episode will be framed by one of Ali’s fights. The story of each episode, however will focus on Ali’s internal struggles and the drama of his life outside the ring. The project will explore the heart and mind of one of the most consequential and controversial figures of the 20th century.

The limited series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association
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Ash vs Evil Dead Has Been Cancelled; Bruce Campbell Tweets Emotional Message

Ash vs Evil Dead Has Been Cancelled; Bruce Campbell Tweets Emotional Message
It’s looking like lackluster ratings have nailed the final coffin in Starz’ “Ash vs Evil Dead” as the series has been cancelled. Taking to Twitter, Bruce Campbell gave an emotional message that pays respect not just to the series but also to the history of the Evil Dead franchise itself. “Ash Vs Evil Dead has […]
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Hulu Lands All Episodes of ‘Friday Night Lights’

Hulu Lands All Episodes of ‘Friday Night Lights’
Hulu has planted its flag in Dillon, Texas, grabbing streaming rights to all five seasons of the beloved NBC/DirecTV drama “Friday Night Lights.”

The series’ 76 episodes went live on Hulu Friday morning. “FNL” episodes are also available for streaming on Amazon.

Although the pact is not exclusive, Hulu has sought to bulk up its roster of shows with rabid fan followings as well as shows with vast libraries. The arrival of NBC’s long-running “ER” on Hulu earlier this year has prompted a big response from TV critics and fans alike rediscovering the medical sudser.

Friday Night Lights,” created
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The Powerful Final Scene in Scandal's Series Finale Includes a Pretty Sweet Cameo

The Powerful Final Scene in Scandal's Series Finale Includes a Pretty Sweet Cameo
Attention lovers of liberty: spoilers for the series finale of Scandal lurking below!

Did you really think Shonda Rhimes was going to let Scandal's final episode end without one last squeeze of your tear ducts? The epic series finale, "Over a Cliff," is an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. There's the crushing death of a beloved character, the conclusion of Olivia and Fitz's will-they-or-won't-they relationship, and even a jailhouse wedding. But the best moment of all comes in the episode's last few minutes.

Shortly after we see Olivia strutting through the National Mall in her trademark white trench coat one final time,
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Murphy Brown: Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey) Joins CBS Revival Sitcom

Murphy Brown: Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey) Joins CBS Revival Sitcom
Tyne Daly is returning to CBS.

Today, the network announced the Cagney and Lacey star has joined the upcoming Murphy Brown revival. As reported earlier, CBS has ordered 13 episodes for a Murphy Brown reboot. The sitcom originally premiered in 1988 and starred Candice Bergen as the titular Murphy Brown, a recovering alcoholic and investigative journalist who returns to host the fictional TV news program, FYI.
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Strange Angel: CBS All Access Sets New Series Debut Date

Strange Angel: CBS All Access Sets New Series Debut Date
A Strange Angel is coming to CBS All Access this summer. This week, the streaming service announced their new TV show will premiere in June. The drama “explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction, and is inspired by the real life story of Jack Parsons.” The cast includes Jack Reynor, Rupert Friend, Bella Heathcote, Zack Pearlman, and Michael Gaston.
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‘Smallville’ Star Allison Mack Accused of Recruiting for NXIVM, Group Accused of Sex Trafficking and Branding Women

‘Smallville’ Star Allison Mack Accused of Recruiting for NXIVM, Group Accused of Sex Trafficking and Branding Women
Actress Allison Mack, known for her work on the superhero TV series “Smallville,” was arrested Friday and accused of recruiting women into a purported self-help organization, NXIVM, in which they were required to work and have sex with the group’s leader, Keith Raniere, prosecutors said.

U.S. attorney Richard P. Donoghue said in a statement Friday that Mack recruited women for Raniere, and that the women were “exploited, both sexually and for their labor.” He said Mack, who was arrested in Brooklyn, New York, is accused of “directly or implicitly” requiring women “to engage in sexual activity with Raniere. In exchange for this, Mack received financial and other benefits from Raniere.”

Raniere was arrested in Mexico in March. He traveled there after The New York Times published a report in October about the group branding women. Mack’s involvement with the group has long been a subject of speculation: She can be seen in a series of conversations posted to YouTube last year, smilingly interviewing Raniere about his teachings.

His charges in March involve sex trafficking and conspiring to force labor. According to Donoghue, Raniere, known within the group as “The Vanguard,” created “a secret society of women whom he had sex with and branded with his initials, coercing them with the threat of releasing their highly personal information and taking their assets.”
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Janelle Monae’s ‘Dirty Computer’ Film to Premiere on MTV and BET

Janelle Monae’s ‘Dirty Computer’ Film to Premiere on MTV and BET
Janelle Monae’s new 44-minute “emotion picture” for “Dirty Computer” will premiere on MTV and BET on April 26, the companies announced. Monae’s album will be released the following day.

The film, which co-stars Tessa Thompson is described in a press release as “the story of a young woman named Jane 57821 (Janelle Monae), who is living in a totalitarian near-future society where citizens are referred to as ‘computers.’ … ‘Dirty Computer’ explores humanity and what truly happens to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness when mind and machines merge, and when the government chooses fear over freedom.
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This Close: Season Two; Sundance Now Renews Dramedy Series

This Close: Season Two; Sundance Now Renews Dramedy Series
This Close is coming back for more. This week, Sundance Now announced they've renewed the TV show for a second season. From Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman, the dramedy “explores the relationship between best friends Kate (Stern), who is newly engaged, and Michael (Feldman), who is attempting to move on from his ex-fiancé.” The cast also include Zach Gilford, Marlee Matlin, and Cheryl Hines.
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A 30 Rock Revival? Tina Fey Says 'Maybe,' Has Some Wild Ideas Already

Could we see Liz Lemon and the rest of the Tgs gang back on TV soon? Maybe… but probably not the way we remember them.

With reboots and revivals all the rage right now, Tina Fey addressed rumors of a 30 Rock revival during a chat with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday’s Tonight Show. Fey confirms that she did say “maybe” when asked about a possible revival of the Emmy-winning NBC sitcom on a recent red carpet, but admits: “A little bit of that is on me. I must be so thirsty for Internet attention.”

Fey does say that she and
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John Legend Took On Asian Tour Weeks Before ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert’ — Tribeca Studio

Doing a lot of singing and a good deal of musical theatre throughout his youth, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend largely gave up the latter pursuit in college and beyond, only returning to the stage for a live theatrical performance recently with NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. The latest in a string of live, televised musicals from the network, Jesus Christ Superstar aired on Easter Sunday, reuniting Legend with many familiar faces…
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Did you Know Grant Gustin Doesn’t Really Run on “The Flash?”

Initially Grant Gustin was made to run when he was filming The Flash for the CW. As of now however, thanks to CGI an green screen technology all he has to do is exert himself as he moves his upper body. The editing team takes care of the rest. At this point it’s all a matter of how he moves his upper body to give the impression that he’s moving as fast as the crimson-clad superhero can go while the editing folks do their job to make sure that it’s believable onscreen. At one point the director and the crew

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Jacob Young Talks ‘Bold and the Beautiful’ Status, Plans for New Projects (Exclusive)

Jacob Young Talks ‘Bold and the Beautiful’ Status, Plans for New Projects (Exclusive)
The Bold and the Beautiful” star Jacob Young has moved from contract status at the CBS soap to a recurring role.

“I had been talking with my management and my team about this for awhile, and it’s almost as if I kind of manifested it maybe because it felt like it was running its course,” Young tells Variety exclusively about his role as Rick Forrester.

Young shares that the character is “incredibly important” to him, as well as the show, so while he is no longer with the show full time, he is glad to be able to still pop up “here and there.
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‘Into the Badlands’ Season 3 Review: Martial Arts Drama Goes Deeper With the Mythology, But Remains Bonkers Fun

‘Into the Badlands’ Season 3 Review: Martial Arts Drama Goes Deeper With the Mythology, But Remains Bonkers Fun
Let’s open with this: Nick Frost is a gift. Not just to mankind, but very specifically to “Into the Badlands.” Added to the series in Season 2 (perhaps after creators Al Gough and Miles Millar heard one too many complaints about Season 1 lacking a sense of humor), scenes featuring the frequent Simon Pegg/Edgar Wright collaborator often involve him simultaneously slinging around quips while performing the sort of physical moves you wouldn’t believe a man of his build capable of naturally. But it’s fun to watch, especially when Bajie (Frost) teams up with Sunny (Daniel Wu) to destroy packs of guards. Wu dances his way through a battle scene, sword slicing through limbs like butter, while Frost balances that with powerful punches and faster-than-light kicks.

It’s worth singling out Frost because while the character of Sunny is at the center of the bonkers AMC drama, which returns for a third season Sunday,
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‘Charité’ Review: Netflix’s Historical Hospital Drama Won’t Fix ‘The Knick’-Sized Hole in Your Heart

‘Charité’ Review: Netflix’s Historical Hospital Drama Won’t Fix ‘The Knick’-Sized Hole in Your Heart
One of the most fascinating elements of “Charité,” the new six-part German miniseries now available on Netflix, is the operation theater. As a medical drama set in the late 19th century, this combination lecture hall and surgical venue is as compelling a concept as it is unsanitary. To see a procedure like a tracheotomy or an appendectomy, both in their nascent development stages, presented in such a matter-of-fact way is jarring by design. To see progress and hubris in tandem is one of the main reasons why medical dramas (especially ones set in a distant time) continue to be a regular TV staple.

Whenever “Charité” returns to the exhibition-style setting of that instructional surgery hall, it’s hard not to think of the similar scenes in “The Knick,” a show that by virtue of its styling and being set a decade later took a more modern approach to this subgenre.
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Great Uses of Songs in Movies: Madame Butterfly Selections in “Fatal Attraction”

Listening to Madame Butterfly in Fatal Attraction seems like a serious case of foreshadowing, and it’s absolutely creepy. It’s one thing to learn that someone you enjoy being with has the same interests as you, and it’s great to think that you have something in common, but the look in her eyes just seems absolutely possessive, as though there’s something going on behind them that you can’t define and don’t want to see. Alex is absolutely lonely, absolutely nuts, and altogether dangerous, as you can see in the way she seems to analyze everything and then dismiss the moment so

Great Uses of Songs in Movies: Madame Butterfly Selections in “Fatal Attraction
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‘Atlanta’ Writer on Paper Boi’s Heartbreaking Loss, ‘Teddy Perkins,’ and Life After ‘Deadpool’

‘Atlanta’ Writer on Paper Boi’s Heartbreaking Loss, ‘Teddy Perkins,’ and Life After ‘Deadpool’
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Atlanta” Season 2, Episode 8, “Woods.”]

“Teddy Perkins” might have been the most horrific “Atlanta” episode to date, but Thursday’s “Woods” still gave viewers plenty of reason to flinch and be frightened. After ditching his not-girlfriend at the nail parlor, Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry) is walking home when three teenagers recognize him as Paper Boi, but decide to mug him anyway because he’s alone. The resulting struggle is messy, brutal, and difficult to watch. When one assailant pulls a gun, Alfred flees into the nearby woods.

As a main character, Alfred would normally be free from real consequences on a so-called comedy, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it here. With the murder-suicide and Darius’ (Lakeith Stanfield) close call in “Teddy Perkins,” it seemed as if maybe this would be the episode where one of our heroes dies. Alfred certainly doesn’t get away from the encounter unscathed.

“Our
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