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

  • Deadline
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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Kevin Barnett, Comedian and ‘Rel’ Co-Creator, Dies at 32

  • The Wrap
Kevin Barnett, a stand-up comedian and co-creator of Fox sitcom “Rel” has died. According to the New York Post, Barnett was 32.

“It it with a heavy heart we inform you of the passing of Kevin Barnett,” Last Podcast Network, which hosts Barnett’s “The Roundtable of Gentleman” show, wrote in a statement posted on its website Tuesday. “The joy he brought to our lives is the greatest gift we have ever received. Remind your friends you love them because you never know when you’ll see them again. We love you KB.”

The cause of death is not known at this time. Representatives for Barnett did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
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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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JoAnna Garcia Swisher Joins ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Happy Accident’

JoAnna Garcia Swisher Joins ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Happy Accident’
JoAnna Garcia Swisher has signed on for a leading role in the ABC single-camera comedy pilot “Happy Accident,” Variety has learned.

She joins previously announced cast member Matt Walsh. The show follows two Pittsburgh families – father Bud (Walsh) with three adult daughters, and a hotel lounge singer with her med student son – are forced together after a decades-old secret is revealed. Garcia Swisher will play Eleanor Bennett, a professor at Pitt who is also Bud’s oldest daughter.

The casting continues Garcia Swisher’s long relationship with ABC. She has previously starred in ABC shows like “Once Upon a Time,
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JoAnna Garcia Swisher to Star in ABC Comedy Pilot Happy Accident

ABC vet JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Kevin… Saves the World, Once Upon a Time, The Astronaut Wives Club, etc.) is returning to the Alphabet fold with a starring role in the comedy pilot Happy Accident, TVLine has learned.

The single-cam project, from Modern Family EPs Abraham Higginbotham and Jon Pollack, centers on two Pittsburgh families who are forced together after a decades-old secret is revealed. Swisher will play Eleanor, the eldest daughter of the family headed by patriarch Bud (Veep‘s Matt Walsh).

Swisher most recently starred in Fox’s ill-fated comedy pilot Dan the Weatherman.
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Here's Your First Look at Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor on Supergirl

Supergirl is about to get a visit from one of DC Comics' greatest villains of all time!

The CW released a first look photo of none other than Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) Wednesday, and he's exactly where we expected him to be: prison. Whether he'll stay there or not is up for debate, but you can't deny

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Supergirl First Look: Meet Jon Cryer's Lex Luthor — What's His Plan for Lena?

Metropolis’ most notorious villain is about to become National City’s problem. As previously reported by TVLine, Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) is joining the cast of The CW’s Supergirl in the iconic role of Lex Luthor — brother of Lena (played by Katie McGrath) and arch enemy of Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) — and now, we have our first look at the bald baddie in action.

Lex will make his inaugural appearance in Supergirl‘s March 17 episode (The CW, 8/7c), appropriately titled “O Brother, Where Are Thou?” Per the episode’s official synopsis, “Lex Luthor reaches out from
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Sex Education Is the Realest Fantasy You'll Ever Have

"Otis, he's sort of like a teenage girl's wet dream," said Laurie Nunn, creator of Netflix's coming-of-age dramedy Sex Education. Played by 21-year-old Asa Butterfield, Otis is, in fact, a very singular character on a very singular show. The son of a divorced sex therapist (played by Gillian!

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How The Goldbergs Has Evolved Since Season 1

The Goldbergs is a rather unique series the air is on ABC. When the show started back in 2013, it was something that people really hadn’t seen before. It involved what amounted to a long series of flashbacks about growing up during the 1980s. As a result, this was a show that had everything that was considered iconic during that decade. You could expect to see references to all of your favorite movies and even other television shows of that era, along with seeing the characters dressed up with the clothing and big hair that was so popular back then.

How The Goldbergs Has Evolved Since Season 1
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Discovery Hires Amazon’s Avi Saxena as Cto of Direct-to-Consumer Unit, Will Open Seattle Office

Discovery hired Avi Saxena, former VP of technology for Amazon Marketplace, as chief technology officer of direct-to-consumer.

Saxena reports to the guy who was his boss at Amazon: Peter Faricy, who was appointed CEO of Discovery’s Global Direct-to-Consumer division in August 2018 and who headed up the Amazon Marketplace third-party seller business.

In the newly created role at Discovery, Saxena oversees technology systems and global platforms powering all of the company’s direct-to-consumer products in the U.S. including MotorTrend, and internationally including Eurosport Player and the company’s new GolfTV service outside the U.S.

Saxena also will lead
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NBC Chiefs Talk ‘Bespoke’ Streaming Plans, Ratings Frustration and Their ‘Odd Couple’ Partnership

Miami — Newly appointed NBC Entertainment co-chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy are optimists at heart, but they’re realistic about the challenges that broadcast networks face in an industry that is becoming increasingly global and increasingly mobile.

“We have to evolve,” Cheeks said Wednesday at the Natpe convention here as he and Teledgy held their first sit-down interview since being tapped to succeed Bob Greenblatt as head of NBC Entertainment in September. “We’re not going to reset audience patterns. We can’t say to viewers ‘You can only watch this Thursday at 8 o’clock.’ That’s not the model any more.
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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Ted Wants Another Chance

Days of Our Lives fans weren’t surprised, but we were a little sad to see the way things turned out for everyone when we saw Sarah’s betrayal. We all had hopes that something magical might happen for Eric after all the things that did go wrong for him in the past. He is a man who had some serious issues in his life, and he just lost the woman he loves the most. He finally seemed to be coming out of his depression and making some serious waves in his life when he was able to get it together and

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Ted Wants Another Chance
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Suits to End With Season 9

USA Network is packing up Suits: The network announced Wednesday that it has renewed the venerable legal drama for a ninth and final season. Production on the 10-episode farewell season will begin later this year.

The current eighth season — which resumes tonight on USA; get scoop here — has gone through something of a revamp following the departures of original series stars Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle in Season 7. Grey’s Anatomy vet Katherine Heigl joined the ensemble as lawyer Samantha Wheeler, while Amanda Schull (aka newly promoted senior partner Katrina Bennett) was upped to series regular.

A USA rep
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Sean Hannity Reveals His Plans for Fox News Streaming Service (Exclusive)

Sean Hannity Reveals His Plans for Fox News Streaming Service (Exclusive)
Sean Hannity sometimes tells younger colleagues at Fox News Channel that he is “the bridge between two generations of Fox” because he has been part of its primetime lineup since 1996. Now he may serve a similar purpose for a third.

Fox News will next week bring Hannity to the world of video-streaming, launching “Hannity on Air” on its new Fox Nation subscription broadband service. The program will give viewers a look at the opening monologue of his daily radio show, a segment that’s typically 15 minutes to 17 minutes in length. Hannity has been expected to take part in the venture.
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‘Suits’ Renewed for Ninth and Final Season at USA Network

‘Suits’ Renewed for Ninth and Final Season at USA Network
Suits” has been renewed for Season 9 at USA Network, which will be the show’s last.

The announcement comes ahead of the premiere of the back half of Season 8, which debuts tonight. The final season of “Suits” will consist of 10 episodes. The series, which hails from creator Aaron Korsh, has aired on the cable network since 2011.

“‘Suits’ has played an instrumental role in our network’s DNA for nearly a decade,” said Chris McCumber, president, USA Network and Syfy. “I and everyone at USA Network sincerely thank Aaron Korsh, our partners at Ucp and the entire ‘Suits’ family for their tremendous creativity,
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Stieg Larsson Doc Screening at Sundance Gets First Trailer (Exclusive)

“Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played With Fire” is the latest documentary feature from famed Swedish TV director Henrik Georgsson, and tells the story of the life and work of Swedish journalist and author Stieg Larsson, best known for his “Millennium” book series featuring journalist Mikael Blomqvist and punk-rock hacker Lisbeth Salander.

The film’s sales agent, The Match Factory, has shared an exclusive look at the first trailer for the film, set for its world premiere at Sundance later this month.

Georgsson is best known as a director of the internationally celebrated Swedish-Danish TV-series “The Bridge,” often credited as
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The Walking Dead's Chandler Riggs Books TV Return

Break out the chocolate pudding, because Coral's back!

Chandler Riggs -- best known for playing Carl Grimes on The Walking Dead -- will be joining ABC's family drama A Million Little Things for a multi-episode arc this season, TV Guide has confirmed.

According to TVLine, which first reported the

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‘The Punisher’ Season 2: Producers on Show’s Future and Getting Inspiration From ‘The Professional’

Marvel Television executive vice president Jeph Loeb is all too open about why, of all the comic book adaptations he currently produces for television, showrunner Stephen Lightfoot’s “The Punisher” is one of the most complicated. In the gritty Netflix series, avenging angel Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) has chosen to channel his grief over losing his family into an all-consuming vengeance quest.

“The greatest challenge of the Punisher character is that you have someone who lives in the world of the gray, and you have someone whose immediate answer to many situations is one of real violence,” Loeb said. “He’s very disturbed as a character, he’s very damaged as a character. And so, we happen to think that the take that Steve brings to it and the way that Jon plays the character enables us to see him in a light that you could root for him, I
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