Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 7:07PM EDT
Lisa Edelstein reuniting with House creator on The Good Doctor
Edelstein, coming off Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, has joined the ABC medical drama in a recurring role that kicks off with the Season 2 premiere. The casting reunites her with House creator David Shore, who also created The Good Doctor and serves as its showrunner. Edelstein played House fan favorite Dr. Cuddy for seven seasons on the Fox medical drama. According to Deadline, Edelstein will play "Dr. Blaize, an expert oncologist who has returned to the hospital after a brief suspension, at the request of Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), to help treat his cancer. Dr. Blaize is quite comfortable going toe to toe with Glassman and isn’t afraid to have a little fun while letting him know she calls the shots."
Lifetime orders three Kim Raver-produced TV movies on Jane Green novels, including one starring Alyssa Milano
The three films will be based on author Jane Green's bestselling novels: Tempting Fate, To Have and To Hold and Family Pictures. Milano will star in Tempting Fate, the first movie to be made. “Jane Green’s novels are addictive, fun, juicy and wise – just like a great Lifetime Movie – so to bring the two genres together is incredibly thrilling,” says Lifetime executive Tanya Lopez. “With Kim set to direct and Alyssa as the star to kick off the first of the series by Jane, it is the perfect trifecta.”
Queer Eye releases a mini-episode set in the town of Yass, Australia
The Fab Five have gone global for the special "make-better" episode Down Under, helping make over a farmer named George in a town that is actually named "Yass." "I think because Australia just legalized their same-sex marriage moment," says Jonathan Van Ness, "it's only fitting that we would sweep into a gorgeous little town and create a gorgeous community moment because, honey, is this rolling hill moment everything? Yes! Do they need a more pulled-together bistro? Probably." ALSO: Antoni Porowski is opening a restaurant.
Shadowhunters fans donate to The Trevor Project in response to Freeform's cancelation
So far, Shadowhunters fans have raised $13,000 in conjunction with their #SaveShadowhunters campaign for the nonprofit that aides LGBTQ youth as part. The fans wanted to "raise awareness and also showcase the generosity of the Shadowhunters fandom."
Amy Schumer launches a podcast with three of her comedian best friends
The Inside Amy Schumer star today introduced Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith, co-starring comedians Rachel Feinstein, Bridget Everett and Keith Robinson and taped in her apartment. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom appears on the second episode.
Former Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight signs overall deal with Netflix
DeKnight, who also created Starz's Spartacus, will develop and produce new shows for the streaming service under a new deal. DeKnight was showrunner on the first season of Marvel's Daredevil.
ESPN's superstar NBA reporter appears to go "rogue" in tipping NBA Draft picks
ESPN and other NBA broadcasters have an agreement in place to not have their employees reveal draft picks on Twitter before they're broadcast on TV, in an effort to maintain suspense. But ESPN NBA insider "extraordinaire" Adrian Wojnarowski, who made his name tipping NBA Draft picks ahead of time, has found a way to get around the pick-tipping by tweeting "here's how the Top 6 of tonight's NBA Draft is taking shape" hours ahead of time. This is Wojnarowski's first NBA Draft at ESPN after years of reporting for Yahoo Sports.
Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer dies at 68
The Pulitzer-winning conservative pundit's death comes two weeks after he announced, amid his battle with cancer, that he had a "few weeks left" to live. “I leave this life with no regrets. "It was a wonderful life – full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living,” he said in his farewell column for The Washington Post. Rupert Murdoch praised Krauthammer as "a profound source of personal and intellectual inspiration for all of us at Fox News.”
- Lisa Edelstein reuniting with House creator on The Good Doctor