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Natalie Dormer Joins ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ at Showtime

Natalie Dormer Joins ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ at Showtime
Natalie Dormer has been cast in upcoming drama series “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” in a lead role, Variety has learned.

Described as a spiritual descendant of the original “Penny Dreadful,” the new series opens in 1938 Los Angeles. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega is embroiled in a story that reflects the history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city’s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism.

Dormer will play Magda, a supernatural demon who can
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Jussie Smollett Removed From Final ‘Empire’ Season 5 Episodes Following Arrest

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Jussie Smollett Removed From Final ‘Empire’ Season 5 Episodes Following Arrest
Jussie Smollett has been removed from the final Season 5 episodes of the Fox series “Empire” in the wake of his arrest Thursday morning.

“The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us” said series executives Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer. “Jussie has been an important member of our ‘Empire’ family for the past five years and we care about him deeply. While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out. We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of ‘Jamal’ from the final two episodes of the season.”

Fox had previously issued multiple statements in support of Smollett,
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‘Glamorous’: Brooke Shields To Star In, Eva Longoria To Direct the CW Pilot

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‘Glamorous’: Brooke Shields To Star In, Eva Longoria To Direct the CW Pilot
Brooke Shields is set to star in the CW’s drama pilot Glamorous. Eva Longoria has been tapped to direct and executive produce in her pilot directing debut. Jade Payton also has been cast in hourlong drama pilot from Damon Wayans Jr. and his Two Shakes Entertainment, writer Jordon Nardino and CBS TV Studios.

Written by Nardino, Glamorous centers on a gender non-conforming recent high school graduate who lands the gig of a lifetime interning at a cosmetics company whose products he panned on YouTube.

Shields, a former model herself, will play Madolyn, a former supermodel who is no stranger to the covers of Vogue or the runways of Milan, Madolyn is the founder and CEO of one of the industry’s most respected and sophisticated cosmetics company. A canny businesswoman and entrepreneur, Madolyn is at the top of the game and will stop at nothing to stay there, including
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Peter Tork, The Monkees Bassist, Dies at 77

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Peter Tork, The Monkees Bassist, Dies at 77
Peter Tork, bassist, keyboardist and singer for iconic late ’60s pop-rock band The Monkees died on Thursday. He was 77.

Tork’s death was confirmed by his sister, Anne Thorkelson, to The Washington Post. Thorkelson did not share the cause of death or where Tork died. His Twitter and Facebook accounts announced his death shortly after.

“Please know that Peter was extremely appreciative of you, his Torkees, and one of his deepest joys was to be out in front of you, playing his music, and seeing you enjoy what he had to share,” a message attributed to the Peter Tork Facebook Team said.

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It is with beyond-heavy and broken hearts that we share the devastating news that our friend, mentor, teacher, and amazing soul, Peter Tork, has passed from this world. As we have mentioned in the past, the Ptfb team is…
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Sterling K. Brown, Candice Patton and More Stars Pay Tribute to Their Favorite Black Icons

It has been 80 years since Ethel Waters became the first black person to host a television show, The Ethel Waters Show, in 1939, 56 years since Cicely Tyson was the first black person to star in a television drama (CBS' East Side/West Side) and 30 years since Arsenio Hall made history as the first

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Young Sheldon Renewed for Two More Seasons

The Big Bang Theory might be drawing to a close, but its spin-off Young Sheldon will get plenty more time to grow.

Amid its second season run, CBS has renewed Young Sheldon for two additional seasons, starting with the 2019-2020 TV season. That means there's still plenty of "bazinga" action ahead as

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‘Barry’ Trailer: Get Ready for Even More NoHo Hank in Season 2

‘Barry’ Trailer: Get Ready for Even More NoHo Hank in Season 2
“Emmy Winner Henry Winkler” is one of those phrases that’s just gratifying to see on a title card, especially now that it’s true. A quick five months after both he and star Bill Hader picked up awards for their work on the HBO show “Barry,” it looks like both actors are back for more of what made the first season one of 2018’s most enjoyable watches.

The network released a new trailer on Friday, showing how the title character is moving on from some truly fateful decisions at the close of Season 1. Gene (Winkler) still thinks his girlfriend is alive, while Barry (Hader) is covering up his lingering guilt with a new gig at what appears to be an athletic wear store. Aside from his forays into the world of retail, both Barry and Sally (Sarah Goldberg) are back on stage in Gene’s theater class.

But of
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‘Desus & Mero,’ With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Tow, Gives Late-Night a New Attitude (Column)

‘Desus & Mero,’ With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Tow, Gives Late-Night a New Attitude (Column)
Desus & Mero” — the late-night series that made its debut on Showtime Thursday — isn’t new, precisely. The hosts Desus Nice and the Kid Mero, who make an art form of embroidering wit and delicious flourishes of delivery onto frank talk, had previously had a show similar in format on the Viceland channel. But there’s no denying that Showtime gives the pair greater visibility and access; not merely does airing as the only late-night show on the premium cabler put the series instantly in conversation with its counterpart on HBO, the Emmy-winning “Last Week Tonight,” but also does it
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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Stefan’s Upset

Days of Our Lives fans know that there are some big changes happening right now, and one of those big changes was the big goodbye we said yesterday after Chad and Abigail said their vows to one another again. They made the decision to remarry and spend their lives together with their two children. They are both gone from the show now, and there is nothing that we can do to bring them back. There is a chance, of course, that they could always come back in the future, but there is no way to know if that will ever

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Stefan’s Upset
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Netflix to Adapt Author Kristin Hannah’s ‘Firefly Lane’ Into Series

Netflix has put out a straight-to-series order for 10 episodes of “Firefly Lane,” Variety has learned.

Based on the novel of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah, the show will revolve around Kate and Tully, two women who meet as young girls and become inseparable best friends through 30 years of ups and downs, successes and failures, depression and disappointments. However, when an unthinkable betrayal breaks them apart, the pair goes their separate ways and it’s unclear whether they will ever be able to reconcile.

“Firefly Lane” will represent the third adaptation of Hannah’s novels currently in production,
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‘After Life’ Trailer: Ricky Gervais Is a Depressed Widower in Netflix Show

‘After Life’ Trailer: Ricky Gervais Is a Depressed Widower in Netflix Show
If you’ve ever wondered what a meaner, sadder David Brent would look like, Ricky Gervais has got you covered. Despite recent stand-up specials for Netflix garnering widespread criticism of transphobic jokes involving Caitlyn Jenner, the streaming site is putting out a new series from the controversial comedian and creator of the original U.K. version of “The Office.” This first official trailer offers a glimpse of the new project, and leave to it to Gervais to make a compelling and funny comedy about a depressed widower reeling after the death of his wife.

The official synopsis reads: “From the mind of Ricky Gervais, ‘After Life’ is a the story of Tony, who had an all-too-perfect life. But after his wife Lisa suddenly dies, Tony changes. He decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on. He thinks it
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Amy Smart to Play Stargirl's Mother, Neil Jackson Cast as DC Character

Amy Smart to Play Stargirl's Mother, Neil Jackson Cast as DC Character
Felicity alum Amy Smart is set to play mom to the title character of DC Universe’s live-action Stargirl series.

TVLine has learned that Smart has been cast as Barbara Whitmore, who — now that teenage Courtney (played by Brec Bassinger) is older — is jumping back into the workforce and striving to be the best mother and provider she can be to her daughter, her new husband (Legally Blonde‘s Luke Wilson), and her new stepson (Trae Romano).

Other new Stargirl castings include English actor Neil Jackson (Absentia, Sleepy Hollow) and newcomer Hunter Sansone, each playing an “undisclosed DC character.”

Penned
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Amy Smart Among Four to Join DC Universe Series ‘Stargirl’

The upcoming DC Universe series “Stargirl” has rounded out its main cast.

Amy Smart, Neil Jackson, Hunter Sansone and Trae Romano have all joined the show in series regular roles, Variety has learned.

Smart will play Barbara Whitmore, the mother of Courtney Whitmore, a.k.a Stargirl. Now that her teenage daughter Courtney (Brec Bassinger) is older, Barbara is jumping back into the workforce and striving to be the best mother and provider she can be to her daughter, her new husband (Luke Wilson), and her new stepson (Romano).

Romano plays Mike Dugan, Pat’s overly-charming teenage son and Courtney’s new stepbrother.
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Barry Grapples With Revealing His Hitman Secret in Season 2 Trailer

Barry Berkman continues to harbor a dark secret in Season 2 of HBO’s eponymous, acclaimed comedy. But is he on the cusp of letting it out?

As part of the new trailer released for Season 2 (premiering Sunday, March 31 at 10/9c), Barry (played by Emmy winner Bill Hader) is still having a crisis of conscience, having stumbled into this community of Los Angeles actors in the course of executing a hit, all the while concealing the fact that he’s a contract killer.

Is Barry ready to confide his “other” career in the people now closest to him? Press play above
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Young Sheldon Renewed for 2 Seasons

CBS is doubling down on The Big Bang Theory‘s heir apparent, renewing Young Sheldon for Seasons 3 and 4.

The Young Sheldon renewal guarantees that the Big Bang prequel spinoff will remain on the air through at least the 2020-21 TV season. The news comes just two weeks after fellow Chuck Lorre sitcom Mom was picked up for Seasons 7 and 8.

Young Sheldon this season is averaging north of 11 million weekly viewers and a 1.8 demo rating, ranking third (behind Big Bang and NCIS) and second (trailing Big Bang) among all CBS programs. With Live+7 DVR playback factored in, it flirts with 15 million viewers and pulls a 2.7 rating.
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‘Young Sheldon’ Renewed for Seasons 3 and 4 at CBS

‘Young Sheldon’ Renewed for Seasons 3 and 4 at CBS
Young Sheldon” has scored an early renewal for a third and fourth season at CBS, the broadcaster announced Friday.

The single-camera comedy series serves as a prequel to the hit multi-cam sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.” It follows 10-year old Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) as he struggles to fit in with his family and classmates in East Texas.

In addition to Armitage, the series stars Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord, and Annie Potts. Jim Parsons, who originated the role of Sheldon on “Big Bang Theory,” serves as the narrator. Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Parsons, and Todd Spiewak
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Ryan Murphy's L.A. 'Love Letter' Hollywood Greenlit at Netflix

Ryan Murphy's L.A. 'Love Letter' Hollywood Greenlit at Netflix
Ryan Murphy says he’s creating “a love letter to Tinseltown” with Hollywood, his newest project to garner a green light at Netflix.

The production, which got a straight-to-series commitment at the streaming video service, comes from Murphy and Ian Brennan, with whom he collaborated on Glee and Scream Queens. The pair also work together on the upcoming Ben Platt-led comedy The Politician, also for Netflix.

Netflix and Murphy jointly announced the series order Friday via social media.

Ryan Murphy is bringing “Hollywood” to Netflix. Co-created with Ian Brennan, Murphy describes the new series as "a love letter to
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Ryan Murphy Sets ‘Hollywood’ as Next Netflix Series

Ryan Murphy Sets ‘Hollywood’ as Next Netflix Series
Ryan Murphy has announced that his third Netflix series will be titled “Hollywood.”

Murphy described the show as “A love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown” in a post on Instagram. The project has received a straight-to-series order at the streamer. Murphy co-created the series with Ian Brennan. The exact nature of the plot is being kept under wraps.

Murphy previously set up the shows “Ratched” starring Sarah Paulson and “The Politician” starring Ben Platt at Netflix, though those two shows came about under Murphy’s deal at 20th Century Fox Television. “Hollywood” marks his first original series under his overall deal at Netflix.
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Game of Thrones' Natalie Dormer Joins Showtime's Penny Dreadful 'Sequel'

Game of Thrones' Natalie Dormer Joins Showtime's Penny Dreadful 'Sequel'
Game of ThronesNatalie Dormer is venturing into White Walker territory with her next role. The actress Fka Margaery Tyrell is joining Penny Dreadful: City of Angels — Showtime’s “spiritual descendant” of the original Penny Dreadful — as a supernatural-tinged series regular, TVLine has learned.

City of Angels — which is being shepherded by Penny Dreadful creator John Logan — is set in 1938 Los Angeles and features an all-new cast of characters. The series will be “deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension” and feature an “exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of the period, creating new occult myths
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The Five Best Marisa Tomei Movies of Her Career

Marisa Tomei is one of the many actresses that men have gone absolutely nuts for over the years and to be honest she’s only gotten better as time has gone on. In fact she’s gotten more attractive and her talent has been able to weather the experience and make her into a certified legend of the screen that many people don’t seem to give the time of day but will praise when she’s recognized. On a personal note she is one of those that managed to turn a lot of heads not just with her looks but with her on

The Five Best Marisa Tomei Movies of Her Career
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