Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:42PM EDT
Claire Danes says Homeland will end with Season 8, but Showtime hasn't made it official
In an interview with Howard Stern this morning, the actress was asked if Season 8 will be the end of the Showtime series, as has long been expected. She responded, "yeah, that's it." Showtime has yet to confirm that Homeland is in fact ending. Danes said she's conflicted about ending the series. "She’s a lot, this Carrie-freakin’ Mathison character," she said. Showrunner Alex Gansa has said he expects Season 8 to be his last year, which would coincide with the expiration of the casts' contracts. According to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, Showtime hasn't made a decision on the show's future, adding that "there's been talk with keeping the show going with a new showrunner and new cast." Danes also revealed to Stern that she's pregnant with her second child, but Homeland won't be impacted because the show isn't expected to go into production on Season 8 before the end of year.
NFL's primetime games will begin a few minutes earlier
According to The Boston Globe, the NFL plans to announce that ESPN's Monday Night Football will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET instead of 8:30 p.m. NBC's Sunday Night Football will start at 8:20 p.m. ET instead of 8:30 p.m. and Fox's Thursday Night Football will also start at 8:20 p.m. ET, up from 8:25 pm.
Nat Geo orders drama series on the Ebola crisis, the Secret Service and the Syrian War
The Hot Zone will tell the story of the origins of the Ebola virus, from its origins in the central African rain forest to its arrival in the United States. The White House Detail will offer an insider's look at the Secret Service, informed by famed John F. Kennedy Secret Service agent Clint Hill's book Five Presidents. Limited series Ten Borders will revolve around five people affected by the Syrian War.
Jenna Fischer to donate fee from a university appearance last night because it was disrupted by student protesters
The Splitting Up Together star was informed before speaking at DePauw University last night that protesters might make a disruption to protest a string of recent incidents involving racial, homophobic and anti-Semitic slurs. Fischer posted an open letter via Twitter today saying she'll donate her fee from the appearance to the NAACP, the Anti-Defamation League and the Trevor Project.
Bellamy Young: Scandal cast received an email today saying “EVERYTHING IS CHANGED" in a new cut of the series finale
The actress tells The Wrap, "we literally just got an email that said, ‘We’re sending everyone a cut this evening’ — which they never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever do — ‘EVERYTHING IS CHANGED’ — in capital letters — ‘A LOT. Please watch it before you do any more press.’"
Riverdale went with Carrie because it wanted to go dark for its first musical
Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa picked cult classic Carrie: The Musical over Little Shop of Horrors and Sweeney Todd because its Stephen King themes held parallels to Riverdale. “It felt as though the songwriters had written songs for the same set of characters," he said.
The View gets a Stormy Daniels ratings boost
About 3.34 million watched President Trump's alleged ex-mistress as she unveiled sketch of the man who she said tried to threaten her on Tuesday's show. Daniels gave The View its highest ratings in three months.
ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas signs a deal with A&E
The longtime 20/20 co-anchor will exit ABC next month after 14 years and become the new face of A&E Investigates.
- Claire Danes says Homeland will end with Season 8, but Showtime hasn't made it official