Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 5:49PM EDT
The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev is set to return to TV in CBS comedy pilot
Three years after leaving The CW, Dobrev has signed on to star in a CBS family comedy pilot where she plays a "grounded, deeply funny, quick-witted and outspoken" woman whose younger half-sister flees their "train wreck" of a father to live with her and her fiancé. The only problem is Dobrev's character told her fiancé and their circle of friends that her father was dead, when she hasn't actually seen him in 10 years. Since her exit from The Vampire Diaries in 2015, Dobrev has focused her career on the movies, except for a cameo on The CW cult hit's series finale last year.
NBC News sets a two-hour Martin Luther King Jr. primetime documentary special
Hope & Fury: MLK, The Movement and The Media airs on NBC on March 24 and MSNBC on March 25, drawing parallels between the social media strategy used by today's protesters and Civil Rights movement efforts. The documentary is one of a flurry of specials that will mark the April 4 50th anniversary of King's assassination.
Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser joins Fox's legal drama pilot from Empire's Danny Strong
Kartheiser will pay an "intrepid, scrappy and endearing investigator" for a law firm devoted to those who are wrongfully convicted. The role brings Kartheiser, who starred on The WB's Angel, back to broadcat television.
Fuller House taps new showrunners to replace ousted creator Jeff Franklin
Co-executive producers Steve Baldikoski and Bryan Behar, who've been with the spinoff from the beginning, will serve as showrunners for Season 4.
Jimmy Kimmel tells Oprah that political outspokenness "cost him commercially"
Oprah Winfrey interviewed Kimmel for the new issue of O magazine, asking if it was "scary" that he shared his personal life with his viewers. "I don’t know if it was scary, but it was uncomfortable, and it’s not something I looked forward to," he said. "I definitely felt a sense of relief when it was over...According to polls I’ve seen, it has cost me commercially. That’s not ideal, but I wouldn’t change anything I said."
Some parents aren't happy Netflix is rewarding kids who watch TV with "patches"
Netflix is testing out a new feature that lets children collect "patches" for watching episodes of certain kids' shows like Fuller House. There is no reward for earning patches, which has parents questioning why kids need to be encouraged to watch more television.
Lifetime's Harry & Meghan gets a premiere date -- and two new "romantic" pics
Check out Lifetime's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Prince William and Kate Middleton dining together in the first photos from Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, which will be shown on May 13. The real Prince Harry and Markle tie the knot six days later.
NBC renews Chris Hardwick's The Wall for Season 3
The primetime game show will return for a 20-episode third season.
- The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev is set to return to TV in CBS comedy pilot