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Star Trek's Jon Paul Steuer Cause of Death Ruled Suicide: Report

Star Trek's Jon Paul Steuer Cause of Death Ruled Suicide: Report
Jon Paul Steuer’s cause of death has been ruled a suicide, according to a report.

The actor, who began his career as a child actor on Little Giants and Star Trek, died on Jan. 1 at the age of 33.

On Monday, Steuer’s cause of death was revealed with The Blast reporting he died from a gunshot wound to the head.

The Portland Police Bureau’s spokesman Sgt. Chris Burley told People they suspected no foul play in Steuer’s death.

Steuer’s death was announced by his band, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., on Facebook in January.
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‘Mom’ Team Reflects on Centering a Sitcom on Women in Recovery

‘Mom’ Team Reflects on Centering a Sitcom on Women in Recovery
In 2012, Chuck Lorre was already the king of the CBS sitcom, serving as executive producer and showrunner on three Warner Bros.-produced multicams (“Two and a Half Men,” “Mike & Molly” and “The Big Bang Theory”). But then he added a fourth in “Mom,” a dark comedy he co-created with Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker. Mom” was a bit of a departure from Lorre’s recent work due to its roots in the serious subject of addiction — not exactly a topic that easily lends itself to humor. Lorre made that tonal shift clear from the pilot — likening the saga of mother-daughter duo Bonnie and Christy Plunkett (played by Allison Janney and Anna Faris, respectively) to the “second chance” story he did years before with “Grace Under Fire,” a comedy-drama hybrid influenced by the sitcoms of Norman Lear and the “All in the Family” era.

“It’s a life-and-death matter, and there’s always the [concern over] treating it with
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Exclusive Interview – Actress Elizabeth Ho talks about Netflix show Disjointed and working with Kathy Bates

Red Stewart chats with Disjointed star Elizabeth Ho

Elizabeth Ho is an American actress who has been working in the industry since the mid-2000s. She studied acting at the University of Southern California, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in theater, all while working numerous blue collar jobs on the side. Her breakthrough came with the Netflix original show Disjointed, which she currently stars in as Jenny. Flickering Myth managed to get an interview with her, and I in turn had the privilege to conduct it.

Ms. Ho, who goes by Liz, has worked on several different sets over the course of her career, from cable network shows to television movies. I began by asking her how different working on a Netflix show is compared to those other venues.

“I think it really hit me when Kathy Bates said the word ‘f*ck’ on set,” she answered with a laugh.
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‘Star Trek’ Actor Jon Paul Steuer Dies at 33

‘Star Trek’ Actor Jon Paul Steuer Dies at 33
Jon Paul Steuer, best known for his work on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Grace Under Fire,” died on Jan. 1. He was 33.

His death with announced on the Facebook page of his band, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. A cause of death has not been confirmed.

“It is with heavy hearts and saddened minds that we announce the passing of our dear friend and singer Jonny Jewels, Aka Jon Paul Steuer,” the band wrote. “The addition of Jonny to our dysfunctional band family was one of the best choices that we have ever made, and he brought a much needed sense of fun and lightheartedness to everything we did.”

Born in Escondido, Calif., Steuer was a former child actor who played Worf’s son Alexander Rozhenko in a 1990 episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” He also acted alongside James Earl Jones in 1990’s “By Dawn’s Early Light” and with Mary Tyler Moore in 1990’s
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'90s Child Star Jon Paul Steuer Dead at Age 33

'90s Child Star Jon Paul Steuer Dead at Age 33
Jon Paul Steuer, a musician and '90s child star who once starred on Star Trek: The Next Generation and the show Grace Under Fire, has died. He was 33. His death was announced on Thursday on the Facebook pages of his band, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., and Portland vegan restaurant, Harvest At The Bindery. The cause of Steuer's death was not made public. He is survived by his parents, Paula and Tom. "It is with heavy hearts and saddened minds that we announce the passing of our dear friend and singer Jonny Jewels, Aka Jon Paul Steuer," the band's post read. "The addition of Jonny to our dysfunctional band family was one of the best choices that we have ever made, and he brought...
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Jon Paul Steuer Dies: Former ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, ‘Grace Under Fire’ Actor Was 33

Jon Paul Steuer, the former child actor who played a young Klingon on Star Trek: The Next Generation and the eldest son of Brett Butler’s lead character on the 1990s sitcom Grace Under Fire, died of unknown or undisclosed causes January 1. He was 33. His death was announced on the Facebook page of his Portland, Oregon, rock band P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. Steur, who sang with the group under the name Jonny Jewels, had been with the band for a little more than a year. (See the…
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‘Peaky Blinders’ Caryn Mandabach On Series’ Success & Being A Woman In Today’s, And Yesterday’s, TV World

Exclusive: Caryn Mandabach is a multi-award-winning veteran producer whose credits include hit U.S. series from The Cosby Show to Roseanne, Grace Under Fire, Cybill, 3rd Rock From the Sun, That 70s Show and Nurse Jackie. More recently, Mandabach is the proud executive producer of period gangster epic Peaky Blinders. Created and written by Steven Knight, the series is made by Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect and concluded its fourth-season run on BBC Two in the…
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Amazon Prime Serves Up Classic ‘Roseanne’, ‘3rd Rock’ & ‘Cybill’

Amazon Prime Video members can bone up on their Roseanne history this month in preparation for next year’s ABC revival series. Through Amazon Video Direct's partnership with FilmRise, Amazon Prime is streaming Roseanne — along with 3rd Rock From the Sun, A Different World, Cybill, Grace Under Fire and Grounded for Life — this month. Avd's partnership with FilmRise makes the six ’80s-’90s sitcoms watchable to Prime members free of additional charge as the shows roll out…
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’90s Classics ‘Roseanne’, ‘3rd Rock From The Sun’, More To Arrive On Amazon Prime

Nineties sitcom fans, rejoice: iconic titles including Roseanne, 3rd Rock From The Sun, A Different World, Grace Under Fire, Cybill, and Grounded For Life are arriving this month on Amazon Prime.

The beloved shows will be available exclusively on Prime thanks to a deal between Amazon Video Direct (Avd), a self-service distribution program, and FilmRise, a leading distributor of movies and TV shows. Avd enables studios and distributors to upload their content to Amazon for free, and then monetize via different viewing options -- including the ability to rent, buy, watch via Prime, purchase as an add-on subscription, or watch with ads. Distributers can also track how their shows and films are performing in real-time via a proprietary dashboard.

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Roseanne Reruns Coming to Amazon Prime Ahead of ABC Revival

Roseanne Reruns Coming to Amazon Prime Ahead of ABC Revival
Fans of Roseanne won’t have to wait until 2018 to return to 714 Delaware St.

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Ahead of ABC’s eight-episode revival, Amazon has nabbed the rights to Roseanne‘s original 1988-1997 run, with all nine seasons becoming available to Prime members later this month, Variety reports. As part of a pact with distributor FilmRise, Amazon has also secured the exclusive streaming rights to 3rd Rock From the Sun, A Different World, Cybill, Grace Under Fire and Grounded for Life.

Prior to the Amazon deal, only select episodes of Roseanne were available for streaming on Netflix,
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Max Landis on ‘Dirk Gently,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ and Elijah Wood’s Straight-Man Qualities

Max Landis on ‘Dirk Gently,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ and Elijah Wood’s Straight-Man Qualities
Max Landis read his first Douglas Adams book when he was a preteen at summer camp. A survey of the camp library revealed few books physically intact. Among them was Adams’ “The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul,” the second of the British sci-fi humor writer’s two “Dirk Gently” novels, about a so-called “holistic detective” who uses “the fundamental interconnectedness of things” to solve cases.

“That was my first exposure to Douglas Adams,” Landis says. “I’ve read everything he’s written.”

Though not as well known in the U.S. as Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series, the “Dirk Gently” books have had a strong pull on television writers. A young Chuck Lorre pitched a version to Tom Werner and Marcy Carsey in the early ‘90s before being steered instead toward “Grace Under Fire.” A U.K. adaptation of the first book lasted only one season on BBC Four.

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Htgawm Recap: Dude Looks Like a Goner — Plus: Liza Weil Talks Bonnie's Surprise Hookup, Split Loyalties

Htgawm Recap: Dude Looks Like a Goner — Plus: Liza Weil Talks Bonnie's Surprise Hookup, Split Loyalties
Awwwww, sheet!

Yep, we’re a whole lot closer to figuring out whose corpse is shrouded in low-thread-count ignominy in How to Get Away With Murder‘s “Fire Night” flashbacks — and it’s definitely a dude. Well, “definitely” if you’re someone who believes everything you see on the local TV news, anyway. #HowYourToothbrushIsSlowlyKillingYou

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Yet while that “unidentified male dead in house fire” chyron likely removes from the slab San Francisco-bound Eve, Annalise’s boss Pres. Hargrove and Nate’s new Ada girlfriend, the mystery is far from solved.
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How Chuck Lorre Went From ‘Noble Failure’ to ‘Big Bang’ Success

How Chuck Lorre Went From ‘Noble Failure’ to ‘Big Bang’ Success
The first TV show that Chuck Lorre ever ran lasted five weeks. A sitcom about a Staten Island family, “Frannie’s Turn” premiered in what Lorre calls “the coveted Saturday 8 o’clock timeslot” on CBS.

Lorre had developed the show at the behest of his bosses on “Roseanne,” where he was a staff writer. He hadn’t liked the idea for the show, but he did like the faith that Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner had placed in him to develop and run it. When “Frannie’s Turn” was canceled, Lorre, believing he’d put that faith to waste, prepared for the worst.

“To my amazement Tom Werner said to me, ‘Well that was a noble failure. Let’s try something else,’” Lorre says. “And I was shocked, because I thought my career was over.”

His career was far from over. After that “noble failure,” Lorre, recipient of Variety’s Creative Leadership Award, went
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How to Get Away With Murder Casts Brett Butler in Season 3 Mystery Role

How to Get Away With Murder Casts Brett Butler in Season 3 Mystery Role
Let’s hope Brett Butler still has the capacity for grace under fire.

The former sitcom lead (and recent Leftovers guest star) will show up on How to Get Away With Murder‘s upcoming third season, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Details about Butler’s role are being kept under tight wraps. Might she be part of the university, which will “figure prominently” in Season 3, per series creator Peter Nowalk? Scandal-plagued “Annalise’s teaching reputation is suffering,” he recently told TVLine, adding,
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With ‘Mom,’ Chuck Lorre Finally Earned His Stripes as One of TV’s Top Auteurs

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With ‘Mom,’ Chuck Lorre Finally Earned His Stripes as One of TV’s Top Auteurs
Comedy mastermind Chuck Lorre was an auteur all along. It just took “Mom” to make you realize it.

The CBS comedy, starring Allison Janney and Anna Faris as a mother and daughter both in recovery, is by far the most personal of Lorre’s career. The creator behind shows such as “Grace Under Fire,” “Dharma & Greg,” “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory” has been open about his own path to sobriety, a topic that is central to “Mom.”

“Broken people trying to repair their lives, I can relate to that,” Lorre recently told IndieWire. “I know a lot of people that can relate to the comedy in the repair business of a person’s life. I think we’re all in the process of doing a little mending.”

Lorre is still best known for “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory,” two megahits
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Chuck Lorre on Why ‘Mom’ Is His Hardest But Most Rewarding Job

Chuck Lorre on Why ‘Mom’ Is His Hardest But Most Rewarding Job
Chuck Lorre has been writing and producing comedy for TV for over 25 years, from his days on “Roseanne,” “Grace Under Fire” and “Cybill” through today, when he helms “The Big Bang Theory” and “Mom” as part of his overall deal with Warner Bros. TV. Here he talks about why he relies on the multicam format, what he’s learned from producing legend Norman Lear, and why he calls “Mom” the hardest but most rewarding job he’s ever had.

You’ve had an impressive string of successes. What’s your secret?

I really believe that the foundation of a good show is characters, and the jokes come second. If you don’t care about the people, it doesn’t really matter what’s on the page. Situation comedy is a misnomer. I think for a long time, the situation has just been life. It doesn’t start with a contrived situation or a joke.
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Cole Sprouse on His Disney Channel Days: 'I Felt like an Automaton'

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Cole Sprouse on His Disney Channel Days: 'I Felt like an Automaton'
This article originally appeared on EW.com.Five years have passed since Cole Sprouse has taken an acting gig. After his Disney Channel series The Suite Life on Deck ended in 2011, Sprouse took a break from showbiz to go to college, but now he's back and preparing for his role as Jughead Jones in The CW's Archie Comics adaptation Riverdale. At People & Entertainment Weekly's Upfronts Party on Monday night, Sprouse talked about how helpful that break from acting was for him, and what being an actor for all of his childhood was like. "There was a feeling of machination; I felt like an automaton,
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Cole Sprouse on His Disney Channel Days: 'I Felt like an Automaton'

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Cole Sprouse on His Disney Channel Days: 'I Felt like an Automaton'
This article originally appeared on EW.com.Five years have passed since Cole Sprouse has taken an acting gig. After his Disney Channel series The Suite Life on Deck ended in 2011, Sprouse took a break from showbiz to go to college, but now he's back and preparing for his role as Jughead Jones in The CW's Archie Comics adaptation Riverdale. At People & Entertainment Weekly's Upfronts Party on Monday night, Sprouse talked about how helpful that break from acting was for him, and what being an actor for all of his childhood was like. "There was a feeling of machination; I felt like an automaton,
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Cole Sprouse on His Disney Channel Days: 'I Felt like an Automaton'

Cole Sprouse on His Disney Channel Days: 'I Felt like an Automaton'
This article originally appeared on EW.com.

Five years have passed since Cole Sprouse has taken an acting gig. After his Disney Channel series The Suite Life on Deck ended in 2011, Sprouse took a break from showbiz to go to college, but now he's back and preparing for his role as Jughead Jones in The CW's Archie Comics adaptation Riverdale.

At People & Entertainment Weekly's Upfronts Party on Monday night, Sprouse talked about how helpful that break from acting was for him, and what being an actor for all of his childhood was like.

"There was a feeling of machination; I felt like an automaton,
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The Good Wife Recap: Lewd — Looks Like a Lady

I’m not sure if The Good Wife‘s Lucca Quinn takes longer than your average attorney to score a bowl of chips while out for drinks at a Chicago pub.

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But even if said mission required her to exit said establishment, walk down the block to the nearest corner store and smuggle back a bag of Funyuns, I’m pretty sure her pals Alicia Florrick and Jason Crouse wouldn’t have time to safely “shock the monkey” underneath their corner table before Lucca’s return.

So
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