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Billy Eichner Cast in ‘American Horror Story’ Season 7
The comedian is the newest star to come aboard Ryan Murphy’s anthology series, which switches up the cast each season, but also brings back returning players in new roles for each installment.
Details on Eichner’s character or storyline are being kept under wraps, staying true to “American Horror Story’s” secretive nature. The theme of Season 7 is also unknown at this point.
The funny-man has been cast in a heavily recurring role, and will appear in more than half of the episodes for Season 7, according to Deadline, who reports Eichner will play a close confidante of Paulson’s character and will mostly be wearing “mysterious tank tops.”
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
TLC to Revive ‘Trading Spaces,’ Animal Planet Takes Aim at ‘My Fat Pet’
TLC unveiled its plan to revive the show at the Discovery Communications upfront presentation Tuesday in New York, where the company unveiled a slew of new programs for core channels Discovery, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Own. Among the new offerings that got a rise out of the upfront crowd was “My Fat Pet,” an Animal Planet series that vows to tackle obesity among cats and dogs.
Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav gave a shout-out in his opening remarks to TLC for its growth spurt during the past year. He credited TLC president Nancy Daniels with understanding the mood of the cabler’s largely female audience and the desire for a respite from the topsy-turvy world of politics and the edgier aspects of pop culture.
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- Cynthia Littleton
WGA to Send Strike Authorization Vote to Membership
Writers Guild of America’s two boards voted unanimously to send a vote to its membership, raising the stakes in the contract wrangling with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
The board of the WGA West and council of the WGA East have approved the recommendation from the WGA negotiating committee to conduct a strike authorization vote among the 12,000 members of both guilds. The negotiating committee took that step on Friday after ending two weeks of contract talks with the AMPTP. The current Minimum Basic Agreement, jointly negotiated by West and East, expires on May 1.
The strike authorization vote does not mean the writers will automatically walk. But a vote by the membership is necessary before the governing bodies of both guilds can call a strike against the studios. The turnout and vote on the authorization question will also be a bellwether of how strongly the membership feels about a work stoppage if the sides »
- Cynthia Littleton
Twitter Account “Grumpy Skeletor” Posts Hilarious Tweets from Skeletor Himself
If you haven’t had a chance to watch the Youtube video that highlights some of Skeletor’s best insults from He-Man then I highly recommend you watch it Asap. The funny thing about Skeletor is that when you’re a kid the character scares the hell out of you, as he should. I mean this is a jacked up muscular ruler whose face is a skeleton. How is this not incredibly scary? But when you’re older and you actually see his actions and hear the dialogue you realize that Skeletor is one of the most entertaining cartoon villains we’ve ever seen. You
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- Nat Berman
Trading Spaces Is Getting a Revival on TLC
Trading Spaces is another fan favorite program that’s set to get a revival. Earlier this week we discussed that Cash Cab would be making a comeback on Discovery. Earlier last year we found out there will be reality show called “Search for the Next Mythbusters.” Question: why were these shows canceled in the first place? Trading Spaces ran for 8 seasons from 2000-2011. The original version followed two sets of neighbors as they swapped houses to transform a room in 48 hours and on a $1,000 budget. It ran for eight seasons from 2000-11. TLC announced that a new iteration
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- Nat Berman
Trevor Noah Announces ‘The Daily Show’s Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library
Comedy Central’s The Daily Show host Trevor Noah announced Tuesday night that it is building The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, in Manhattan. The library will open in June and feature interactive displays celebrating President Donald Trump’s “most important and insane tweets, which are often the same thing,” Noah conceded. “You know how every American president gets a library when they leave office. It’s a place where they display all their important… »
Rugby Player Ben Tameifuna Could be a 340-lb NFL Star
The transition from any sport to the NFL is a tough one. While there have been a reasonable amount of success stories of transitioning from one sport to the NFL, there are even more stories of failure. It’s just not that easy to pull it off. Jimmy Graham is a great example as is Chris Hogan on the Patriots. These guys were basketball and lacrosse players respectively. However, if there’s one sport where you’d think the transition might be easier, it’s Rugby. While Rugby isn’t exactly Football, it’s got some key elements that are extremely similar. Players are tackled (only
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- Nat Berman
Maxine Waters Tells Bill O’Reilly To Buzz Off
MSNBC primetime host Chris Hayes had Rep. Maxine Waters on his show so she could respond to Fox News Channel primetime host Bill O’Reilly, who, this morning, made a crack about her hair being a “James Brown wig.” O’Reilly apologized, but, on his show tonight said he had made a mistake describing her “distracting” hair that way. Of course, he did also say her remarks about President Donald Trump were demagoguery. At any rate, Waters was not having O’Reily’s apology. “I’m a… »
‘New Girl’ Finally Reveals Schmidt’s First Name (Watch)
After six seasons and more than 130 episodes, Schmidt’s full name was finally revealed on Fox’s “New Girl” tonight.
But on Tuesday night’s episode, that all changed. The character revealed his first name to his best friend Winston (Lamorne Morris), telling him that from now on he wants to go by his full name, Winston Schmidt.
If you’re following closely, you’ll notice that now “New Girl” will have two Winstons. And the original Winston, played by Morris, was not pleased in tonight’s episode when Schmidt told him that he’d like to start going by his first name.
For what it’s worth, if his first name isn’t enough for you, Fox issued a press release tonight that specified Schmidt’s cumbersome full name is actually “Winston Saint-Marie Schmidt.”
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
‘New Girl’ Clip: And Schmidt’s First Name Is…
New Girl fans have been waiting for this moment for nearly six whole seasons, and now the time has come to reveal Schmidt’s (Max Greenfield) first name. Are you ready? Schmidt’s name has been a mystery since the beginning of the Elizabeth Meriwether-created Fox comedy. In tonight's episode, "San Diego,” the charismatic and overly confident Schmidt calls in his trusty friend Winston (Lamorne Morris) to tell him that it is time to finally launch his own brand that “will be… »
CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Real Life’ Casts Male Lead Role With Ryan Hansen As Guest Star, Mulls Potential Premise Tweak
After an extensive search, Ryan Hansen has been tapped to guest star as Drew, the male lead opposite Rebecca Rittenhouse in Real Life, CBS' half-hour hybrid comedy pilot written/executive produced by Bad Teacher creator Hilary Winston and executive produced by How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. The pilot, written by Winston and directed by Pam Fryman, chronicles the relationship of two 20-somethings, Nora (Rittenhouse) and Drew (Hansen), who go… »
12 Seasons of Bones: 12 Most Dramatic Episodes
Twelve seasons of crime-solving with Booth and Brennan come to an end with tonight’s Bones series finale. While we’re all not-so secretly hoping for a follow-up revival or movie right now, officially it is time to say goodbye. While we sit back and enjoy tonight’s series finale, we thought we’d look back at some of the most intense moments of the last twelve seasons. See if you agree with the most dramatic moments we’ve picked for each season. Season 1: Brennan’s Family Secrets Come to Light/Max Keenan Makes Contact – “The Woman in Limbo”: The first season finale was solely
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- Araceli Aviles
Ranking The Six Sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank Based on TV Value
Shark Tank is just as popular as its ever been. I’ve argued time and time again that this is a show that if run correctly could last forever. The reason is because as long as the world has an interest in entrepreneurs and new products, there will always be a place for Shark Tank. And since I don’t see that changing anytime soon, nor do I see any major changes coming at ABC’s programming with the show, it’ll remain a favorite among Friday night TV viewers. While I think the show is self sustaining there is also the “Shark” factor.
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- Nat Berman
Legends of Tomorrow's Doomworld Had Death, Easter Eggs and One 'Tiny' Twist
Legends of Tomorrow‘s “Doomworld” was a fun place to visit, but I’m not sure I would want to live there.
Sara, Mick, Ray et al, however, may have little say in the matter.
Living as Eobard Thawne’s “pets” in this new reality, rewritten by the Spear of Destiny, Sara and Amaya are assassins for the Legion of Doom, Ray is a janitor, Jefferson is bullying lab rat Stein into doing Thawne’s bidding and Nate is a horribly coiffed conspiracy theorist wise to this “wrong” reality. »
Girls Star Andrew Rannells Deserves a Shot at a Leading Role on TV
If I were to ask you how old Andrew Rannells is, what would your answer be? I can tell you this. It would most certainly not be 38. How in the world does this guy look so young? Rannells is most known for his Tony nominated role in Book of Mormon but more recently his role as Elijah on Girls. True story, my wife actually met Rannells at an airport and said he was a nice guy. Isn’t that an incredible story? Anyway, let’s get back to Andrew. Rannells has been on television since 1993 but never really hit it
- Nat Berman
‘Bones’ Series Finale Postmortem: Showrunner Michael Peterson on How This May Not Be the End (Spoilers)
Read no further if you haven’t seen the series finale (for now) of “Bones.” Spoilers ahead!
There are any number of ways to end a series. There’s the flat cut to black; the reveal that this has all been a dream. Most of them involve some level of controversy after the fact. But when it came time to end “Bones” after 12 seasons on Fox, showrunners Michael Peterson and Jonathan Collier wanted to send their characters riding off into the sunset fully intact. And so we ended not with a bang or a whimper, but with Booth and Brennan bantering into the black. Peterson called up Variety to discuss the very last episode of “Bones” — and why it may not be the very last episode of “Bones.”
Unlike some finales, we don’t get a special last line of dialogue — it’s more akin to the end of a regular episode. When »
- Oriana Schwindt
The Ending To 90s Sitcom Dinosaurs Predicted Climate Change Issues
If you were old enough in the 90s you might remember a sitcom called Dinosaurs. It is an American family sitcom comedy television series that was originally broadcast on ABC from April 26, 1991 to July 20, 1994. The show, about a family of anthropomorphic dinosaurs (portrayed by puppets), was produced by Michael Jacobs Productions and Jim Henson Productions in association with Walt Disney Television and distributed by Buena Vista International, Inc. The characters were designed by Henson team member Kirk Thatcher. Dinosaurs took on a very “Flinstones” and “Honeymooners” feel in the sense that the family portrayed was blue
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- Nat Berman
Bones' Emily Deschanel Reveals Finale Scene That Nearly Made Her 'Bawl,' Reacts to David Boreanaz' New Gig
Unlike her former co-star David Boreanaz, who just signed on to headline CBS’ Navy Seal-themed drama pilot, leading lady Emily Deschanel will not be diving back into the job market so soon after wrapping her 12-year stint on Bones.
“David texted me the news and I wrote back, ‘Amazing. Good on you,'” the actress recalls. “I’m just so impressed that he’s willing to do that right now. But that’s not where I’m at. I’m at a place where I need time to grieve and process the show ending. I’m still recovering.”
Bones Finale: Ep Solves Baby Mystery, Explains '447' Resolution, Talks Alternate Endings (Ghost Sweets?!)
The following story contains spoilers about tonight’s Bones series finale. Proceed at your own peril.
Any way you slice it, Bones just gave us a very happy “End in the End.”
After 12 seasons, the Fox drama signed off Tuesday with a wistful, bittersweet and ultimately satisfying hour that found Big Bad Mark Kovac permanently neutralized (aka killed), Brennan’s temporary amnesia reversed and Cam ditching the Jeffersonian to start a new family with Arastoo (but not before promoting Hodgins into her post as lab director). Along the way, the series sort of resolved the enduring “447” mystery, paid tribute to »
‘Bones’ Creator On Tonight’s Series Finale, Reunion Rumors & Fighting Fox
Spoiler Alert: This story contains details about tonight's series finale of Bones. Everybody survived the bomb explosions, Seeley Booth got his man, Temperance Brennan’s astonishing cognitive abilities returned, the decimated Jeffersonian lab will be rebuilt, and after 246 episodes, eight time slots and 12 seasons, Fox’s Bones ended tonight for good. Or did it? “To get together again, and I would be the last person to speak for everyone, but in a couple years or… »
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