Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 4:01PM EDT
Modern Family to kill off a "significant" character in Season 10
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Co-creator Christopher Lloyd tells EW the death will involve a “significant character on the series” and it “will be a moving event — and an event that has repercussions across several episodes.” Of course, Lloyd won't reveal details of who is dying, but he adds: "We’re handling some bigger life events in this season. We do deal with a death, which is certainly a topic that families have to deal with, and on television, it’s not easy to do because that’s a heavy subject. But at the same time, it would seem unusual for a family not to go through it.”
Westworld adds Aaron Paul for Season 3
The former Breaking Bad and The Path star will become a series regular on Season 3 of the HBO series, but producers are keeping mum on details of his character. Paul is currently a series regular on the upcoming Apple podcast-inspired drama Are You Sleeping.
The Talk applauded Jeff Fager's firing and CBS' move to "clean house" -- with Julie Chen still absent and without bringing up Les Moonves
“I just think it’s so refreshing that this old regime of the boys club, guys taking care of guys…”, Osbourne said while discussing the 60 Minutes executive producer's ouster. “I just think it’s great to clean house.” For the fourth straight day, Chen was absent following her husband's ouster on Sunday. Chen said in her statement on Monday, “I will be back soon and will see you Thursday night on Big Brother.” ALSO: Chen and Moonves were spotted outside their house in Los Angeles.
Will & Grace co-stars Eric McCormack and Debra Messing now have Hollywood Walk of Fame stars next to each other
McCormack was presented with his Hollywood Blvd star in a ceremony this afternoon, with his co-stars Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes in attendance, as well as Michael Douglas. His star is right next to co-star Messing's star.
Magnum P.I. accused of being "white-washed" with too few Asian/Pacific Islanders despite Hawaii setting
Media Action Network for Asian Americans president Rob Chan says it's offensive that a show set in a majority-Asian location doesn't have any leads who are of Asian/Pacific Islander descent. “We generally want a show to reflect the demographics it’s in," he says. "The show takes place in Hawaii, which is majority Asian, but if you look at the four stars, there’s no Asians reflected there. In fact, in the trailer, Jay Hernandez refers to four people by name, and none of them are Asian. We feel that time and time again there is a pattern of exclusion. And while some supporting cast may be Asian, they often times do not get as much screen time as the leads.” Asked to respond CBS pointed out that the cast includes two Asian-Americans, Sung Kang and Kimee Balmilero. CBS also noted that one-third of Magnum P.I.'s directors are of Asian descent, including pilot director Justin Lin.
CBS puts 18 old Murphy Brown episodes on CBS All Access in advance of the revival's premiere
The original Murphy Brown has been previously unavailable on streaming services because rerun rights are too costly, in part due to the show's expensive taste in music. Murphy Brown reruns are, however, still available on Antenna TV.
South Park announces another eight-day marathon
Source: Orlando Sentinel
Comedy Central will show 273 episodes in advance of the Season 22 premiere. The marathon runs from Wednesday, Sept. 19 to Wednesday, Sept. 26, when the new season premieres. South Park also had an eight-day marathon last year.
LeBron James and John Legend to produce a female-led CW series based on the movie Lean on Me
The Lean on Me series will focus on a spirited young black teacher who becomes the principal of a public high school in the NBA superstar's hometown of Akron, Ohio. The 1989 movie Lean on Me starred Morgan Freeman in the principal role.
Champions unable to find a new home after NBC's cancelation
Universal Television had been shopping the sitcom from Mindy Kaling since it was canceled in June.
Julianna Margulies' The Hot Zone rounds out its cast with Topher Grace, Noah Emmerich and Liam Cunningham
Nick Searcy, Paul James, Robert Sean Leonard and Robert Wisdom are also joining the six-episode National Geographic Channel limited series. James D’Arcy is set to guest-star.
MSNBC's Steve Schmidt joins Showtime's The Circus
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The former John McCain campaign manager, whom Woody Harrelson portrayed in the HBO movie Game Change, has been added as a contributor to political campaign docuseries' fourth season. Schmidt, a former Republican strategist, left the GOP in June over the party's support of Trump.
Dick Wolf is getting into crime podcasts
Source: Ad Week
The Law & Order honcho is partnering with audio storytelling company Endeaver Audio and production company Magical Elves to develop a series of dramatized crime podcasts. “The crime genre transcends all platforms,” Wolf said in a statement. “Partnering with Endeavor Audio and Magical Elves allows us to develop new ways to tell crime stories, and I am looking forward to producing true crime drama for a new and diverse audience.”
HBO sets a two-night premiere for My Brilliant Friend
The eight-episode series based on the Elena Ferrante bestselling book will premiere on Sunday Nov. 18, with the second episode airing Monday, Nov. 19.
Nina Dobrev gets a Vampire Diaries surprise after taping Fam
Source: Just Jared Jr.
Dobrev's former CW co-star Paul Wesley attended last night's taping of her CBS sitcom and surprised her during the curtain call.
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