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"Suits" Creator Aaron Korsh Shares Final Season Plans, Who May Return & More

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Aaron Korsh was an entry-level TV writer with a couple of credits when he created Suits. The legal drama went on to become a flagship series for USA Network and spawned a spinoff, the upcoming Pearson starring Gina Torres. Now the veteran drama, which returns for the back 6 episodes of its eighth season tonight, has been renewed for a 10-episode ninth and final season.

In an interview with Deadline, Korsh explains how the decision to end Suits was made and gives a glimpse at the plans for the final 10 episodes: would original stars Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle return, who else may come back, will there be a time jump, would the final season set up another Suits spinoff, will Harvey and Donna end up together, could Suits cast members migrate to Pearson, does Korsh have an ending in mind for the series and will it be a happy one.
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"Fosse/Verdon": FX Sets Premiere Date for Michelle Williams, Sam Rockwell-Led Limited Series

FX has set the premiere date for "Fosse/Verdon," its upcoming limited series about the creative and romantic partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.

The eight-episode show will premiere Tuesday, April 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President, Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks.

The series hails from award-winning producers Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Joel Fields. Production on the series is currently underway in New York City.

More to come…
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"The Walking Dead" & "Stranger Things" Named Most In-Demand Series In the World

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During the NATPE Miami international content market and conference on Jan. 22 it was revealed that The Walking Dead and Stranger Things were the most in-demand series in the world for 2018, according to Parrot Analytics

The global TV analytics firm announced the news during the inaugural Global TV Demand Awards. AMC’s undead drama The Walking Dead was the most in-demand TV series in the world while the nostalgic Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things was the Most In-Demand Digital Original Series in the World.

The Walking Dead cast members Josh McDermitt and Pollyanna McIntosh and producer Denise Huth were on hand to accept the award.

The AMC series recently aired its season 9 midseason finale in November. The third season of Stranger Things is set to debut on Netflix July 4.

The Global TV Demand Award winners were determined using Parrot Analytics’ global audience demand measurement system, which measures how much a TV series
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Russell Baker Dies: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer, Columnist & PBS Host Was 93

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Russell Baker Dies: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer, Columnist & PBS Host Was 93
Celebrated author, humorist and The New York Times columnist Russell Baker died Jan. 21 in his home in Leesburg, Va. He was 93.

In addition to his celebrated and much-lauded newspaper columns, Baker hosted PBS’ Masterpiece Theatre beginning in 1993, succeeding Alistair Cooke, and stayed in the spot until 2004, becoming one of public television’s most familiar presences.

According to the New York Times, his son Allen Baker said that he died of complications from fall. Baker was born August 14, 1925 in Morrisonville, Va. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1947. From there, he went on to become a prominent writer. He is best known for his irreverent Times column titled “Observer” which leaned into politics as well as other facets of culture. The column also ran in hundreds of newspapers for 36 years. He received his first Pulitzer Prize for his column in 1979 and then received a second for his best-selling autobiography Growing Up
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The Best Uses of Trisha Yearwood Songs in Movies or TV

Country music is certainly taking a big upturn these days and Trisha Yearwood along with many other artists are being lauded once again as some of the greatest the genre has to offer. It’s only fair and entirely accurate since to be honest so many people that have been mentioned lately have done a great amount of work in pushing the genre and changing it just enough to allow new and upcoming generations of fans to enjoy it even more. Trisha got her start many years ago and has been entertaining her audiences ever since with great renditions of her

The Best Uses of Trisha Yearwood Songs in Movies or TV
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Riverdale Recap: Forget All Those Murders! The SATs Are Coming!

Need to catch up? Check out our previous Riverdale recap here.

We so rarely see the Riverdale kids actually studying that this week’s Sat prep storyline might be Season 3’s most shocking plot development yet. That didn’t stop the death toll from creeping higher, though…

That toll doesn’t include Archie, of course: He survived last week’s bear attack with not much more than a couple of sexy scars, and returns to Riverdale a new man. Veronica runs back into his arms — not mentioning that while he was gone, she got herself a new man, mind you
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Anthony Scaramucci Talks Trump Tweets Ahead of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Exit: He’s Playing the Media ‘Like a Fiddle’

Hours before the third episode of the second season of “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” aired on CBS, houseguest and former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was making headlines for leaving the game.

Viewers of the “Big Brother” live feeds noted his absence, but the linear broadcast on the Eye did not address it because what airs there is delayed from the live feeds. Scaramucci was on the eviction block, but evictions are usually televised live, so it appeared he left ahead of that pivotal moment. Speculation was that he may have only made a temporary exit, though if he
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The Five Best Howie Mandel Movies of His Career

‘ Some actors/comedians are funny just because of the things they say and do, while others take things to a new level that tends to shock and amaze people into loving them or thinking they’re psychotic. Howie Mandel is one of the latter since his style of comedy has at times gotten so crazy that people simply don’t know what to think except to laugh and call his material inspired. This hasn’t always worked for him however since he was expelled from school once for impersonating a school official and authorizing a new addition to the school. You can imagine

The Five Best Howie Mandel Movies of His Career
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‘Queer Eye’ Is Heading to Japan for Collection of Special Episodes

The Fab Five are taking their show to the other side of the Pacific. Netflix announced on Wednesday that “Queer Eye” will be producing a group of special episodes in Japan, slated to launch at some point after the show’s upcoming Season 3. “Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!” will be a collection of four new installments of the series, each giving the show’s central quintet the chance to “forge relationships with four Japanese men and women from different backgrounds and cultures.”

Antoni, Bobby, Jonathan, Karamo, and Tan will first be venturing to Kansas City, Missouri for the next round of life reinventions. Those episodes will likely follow the familiar format set out in the show’s first two seasons, which each premiered in 2018 and helped grow the rebooted TV franchise into one of Netflix’s premier unscripted offerings.

According to Wednesday’s announcement, “Queer Eye: We’re in
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BBC Orders Oscar Wilde Documentary With Stephen Fry, Freddie Fox

BBC Orders Oscar Wilde Documentary With Stephen Fry, Freddie Fox
A new documentary about Oscar Wilde will tell the celebrated writer’s story with a star cast recreating excerpts from his greatest works, including “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” Freddie Fox, Claire Skinner, Anna Chancellor and James Fleet will all perform in the 80-minute show, “The Importance of Being Oscar,” which will be on BBC Two in the U.K.

Stephen Fry, Wilde’s grandson Merlin Holland, and his latest biographer, Matthew Sturgis, will also delve into Wilde’s glittering and scandalous career, and his place in the high society of the day. Viewers will join experts,
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How “The Bachelor” Has Evolved After 23 Seasons

Every Bachelor fan knows the drill. The open shot sweeps in to highlight the long winding driveway of the infamous La mansion with a nervous bachelor waiting at the end of the red carpet. His love life is now in the hands of the network producers….. wouldn’t you have some anxiety as well? Handsome Chris Harrison is by the Bachelor’s side, along with a plethora of cameras. Everyone is waiting impatiently for the limos to make their entrance. Each is filled with 5 beautiful women, usually dressed to the nines. But, there are some instances where one or two may

How “The Bachelor” Has Evolved After 23 Seasons
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TV News Roundup: ‘Fosse/Verdon’ Premiere Date Set at FX

In today’s TV news roundup, FX announced the premiere date for “Fosse/Verdon,” and Comedy Central released a new trailer for the final season of “Broad City.”

Dates

“Workin’ Moms” is set to premiere Feb. 22 on Netflix. The series, which is currently in its third season, first aired in Canada on CBC Television and is written and directed by star Catherine Reitman. Joining Reitman is Dani Kind, Juno Rinaldi and Jessalyn Wanlim who all struggle with balancing relationships, babies, co-workers and postpartum depression in the series central mommies group. Reitman also shares producing credits with her husband and producing partner Philip Sternberg.
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‘Broad City’ Stars on Discovering New Aspects of Their Characters

‘Broad City’ Stars on Discovering New Aspects of Their Characters
Throughout the run of “Broad City,” creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer have been conflicted about how much of their on-screen characters (also named Abbi and Ilana) should come directly from their personalities and lives. But when it came to the final season, Jacobson in particular experienced a life-changing shift that she wanted to impart to her character. For the first time, she dated a woman — and now, so will the Abbi she plays on TV.

“I think it’s so important to show that you can still discover things about yourself and your own queerness,” Jacobson says, a sentiment
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NBC Orders Comedy Pilot ‘Uninsured’ From ‘Goldbergs’ Producers

NBC has ordered a pilot for the multi-camera comedy “Uninsured.”

In the series, young parents Dave and Rebecca end up having to take care of Dave’s parents who have mishandled their finances and need help to pay down a sizable debt.

Dan Levy will serve as writer and executive producer, with Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan executive producing via Doug Robinson Productions. Sony Pictures Television, where Robinson is set up under an overall deal, will produce.

Robinson is an executive producer on ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” on which Levy is a co-executive producer and writer. Levy’s other writing credits include “The Awesomes,
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‘Splitting Up Together’ Creator Emily Kapnek Inks Overall Deal at ABC Studios (Exclusive)

‘Splitting Up Together’ Creator Emily Kapnek Inks Overall Deal at ABC Studios (Exclusive)
Writer and producer Emily Kapnek has signed a three-year overall deal at ABC Studios, Variety has learned exclusively.

Kapnek most recently developed the ABC single-cam comedy series “Splitting Up Together,” which is based on the Danish series “Bedre skilt end aldrig.” She was previously under an overall deal at Warner Bros. Television, which produces “Splitting Up Together.”

“For so many reasons, this move is the natural choice for me,” Kapnek said. “I’m thrilled to be joining Patrick Moran, Amy Hartwick and the rest of the ABC Studios team in this exciting new chapter. I look forward to branching out
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‘This Is Us’: Michael Angarano Talks Playing Two-Thirds of Nicky Pearson’s Story

‘This Is Us’: Michael Angarano Talks Playing Two-Thirds of Nicky Pearson’s Story
Michael Angarano is in a unique position on “This Is Us.” Although his character, Nicky Pearson, is one of the adult characters on the show — and one of the ones who is alive in the multiple time periods the series covers — he does not portray the role at every age. Instead, Griffin Dunne portrays the present-day Nicky, in a move that Angarano feels was “really, really right.”

“I think it benefits the show and the part to have an older actor playing the older version of Nicky. You’re playing a man who’s seen a lot, who’s lived a really hard life,
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Kristen Doute

The criteria for being a celebrity these days has gone way down it seems since anyone that gets lucky enough to be on TV or in a movie, even if it’s watched by very few people, can lay claim to the fame that comes from being online and on camera in a manner that gets their face out to the public. Kristen Doute is one of those cases in which a person might not know who she is but they could be persuaded into finding out more about her until they discover that the internet hasn’t fully fallen in love

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Kristen Doute
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As ‘Broad City’ Ends, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Preview Their Big Plans for the Future

As ‘Broad City’ Ends, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Preview Their Big Plans for the Future
Ten years ago, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer wrote themselves a web series about their close friendship and the glorious paradox of being dirtbag ladies in New York City. With Jacobson playing the game Mary Tyler Moore character to Glazer’s wilder Rhoda, “Broad City” was frank, incisive and, most of all, funny as hell. But it still took years for the idea of a TV version to catch on at a network that understood their vision and the apparently confusing concept that there could be more than one show about women on TV — or per broadcaster.

“We were forever compared to ‘Girls,
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Mindy Kaling Thinks Her Office Character Turned Into a Murderer

It's quite fun to think about where some of your favorite TV characters might be now, years after their shows have signed off. Are they happy? Are they divorced? Are they living in a decrepit shack in the middle of the woods and drinking their own urine to survive? Anything is possible if you want

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‘The Other Two’: How Writing For ‘SNL’ Inspired the Creators of Comedy Central’s New Pop Culture Comedy Series

On the surface, Comedy Central’s newest original series “The Other Two” – a show about the flailing older siblings of a pre-teen pop sensation – wouldn’t seem to have that much in common with “Saturday Night Live.” But its creators, Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, began coming up with the idea for the show during their second-to-last year as head writers of the iconic sketch comedy show, and in talking to them about it, the connections become quite clear.

“I think as you start to leave ‘SNL,’ you have to figure out what you’re gonna do next. ‘We should try to come up with some TV show,'” Kelly said. Kelly had been branching out already, making his film directorial debut with the Sundance favorite “Other People,” but to him returning to TV made sense: “I didn’t really think about it that way other than it seemed fun
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