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Golden Globes: Debra Messing, Eric McCormack to Host 75th Anniversary Special

Golden Globes: Debra Messing, Eric McCormack to Host 75th Anniversary Special
Debra Messing and Eric McCormack are teaming up to celebrate a milestone for the Golden Globes.

The “Will & Grace” co-stars will host “Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special,” in honor of the biggest moments in the awards ceremony’s history. The two-hour event airs Dec. 13 on NBC.

Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christine Lahti, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Kate Winslet and Brad Goreski are among the notables who will appear in new interviews during the program. It is produced by Dick Clark Productions (Dcp) in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
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Showtime's 'The L Word' Revival Finds Its Showrunner

Showtime's 'The L Word' Revival Finds Its Showrunner
Showtime's The L Word revival just inched a step closer to becoming a reality.

Playwright and screenwriter Marja-Lewis Ryan has been tapped to serve as showrunner and exec producer of the drama, which remains in development at the premium cable network.

The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken will also exec produce alongside Ryan and original series stars Jennifer Beals (Bette), Katherine Moennig (Shane) and Leisha Hailey (Alice).

"Ilene and the original L Word made me believe that my voice mattered,” Ryan said. “I am beyond excited for the opportunity to usher in the next generation of diverse queer people. I couldn’t imagine a better time...
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‘Get Out,’ ‘Detroit,’ Issa Rae, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Among Top NAACP Image Award Nominees

‘Get Out,’ ‘Detroit,’ Issa Rae, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Among Top NAACP Image Award Nominees
Get Out,” “Girls Trip,” “Detroit” and “Mudbound” are among the top film nominees for the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards.

On the TV side, Netflix and OWN dominate the race with multiple noms for “Dear White People,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Queen Sugar” and “Greenleaf.”

In music, Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z grabbed five nominations apiece. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay landed a nomination in the entertainer of the year category alongside Bruno Mars, Chadwick Boseman, Chance the Rapper, Issa Rae, and Jay-Z.

The motion picture nominations went to “Detroit,” “Get Out,” “Girls Trip,” “Marshall,” and “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” “Detroit” also landed a slot in the indie film category alongside “Last Flag Flying,” “Mudbound,” “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” and “Wind River.”

Greenleaf” and “Queen Sugar” are nommed for drama series, vying with Starz’s “Power,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” and WGN’s now-canceled “Underground.” The bids for best comedy series went to HBO’s “Ballers,” ABC’s “Black-ish,” “Dear White People,” HBO’s “Insecure,” and Starz’s “Survivor’s Remorse.”

“Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson is set to host the Jan. 15 ceremony, to air live on TV One.
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‘American Vandal’ Creators Tease Season 2 Details and Share Their Favorite Fan Theories

‘American Vandal’ Creators Tease Season 2 Details and Share Their Favorite Fan Theories
After “Who drew the dicks?” became one of the most intriguing TV mysteries of the fall, “American Vandal” is ready to ask a totally different question in Season 2.

Speaking at the Vulture Festival in Hollywood on Sunday night, series co-creators Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault and showrunner Dan Lagana reflected on the success of the show’s first season and dropped some hints about Season 2.

In true mystery series fashion, they didn’t reveal too much of what’s to come in the show’s second season, but they did confirm some extra details related to the most recent teaser.
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Jeffrey Tambor Departs ‘Transparent’ Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

Jeffrey Tambor Departs ‘Transparent’ Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations
Jeffrey Tambor will not be returning to “Transparent,” reports Deadline. The news follows two different accusations of sexual harassment against the actor, who’s won a host of awards — including two Emmys, a Golden Globe, and a SAG Award — for his performance as Maura Pfefferman on the acclaimed Amazon drama.

“Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life,” Tambor told Deadline today. “What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago.”

“I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue.
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Earle Hyman, Grandpa Huxtable on 'The Cosby Show,' Dies at 91

Earle Hyman, Grandpa Huxtable on 'The Cosby Show,' Dies at 91
Earle Hyman, the admired stage, television and film actor best known for playing Bill Cosby's sage father, Russell Huxtable, on The Cosby Show, has died. He was 91.

Hyman died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., his nephew Rick Ferguson told The Hollywood Reporter.

Hyman played Othello hundreds of times, appeared often on Broadway and received a Tony nomination for featured actor in a play for his performance as Oscar in the original 1980 production of Edward Albee's The Lady From Dubuque. He also appeared on stages throughout Europe during his...
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‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Season 13 Moving Forward With or Without Glenn Howerton

‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Season 13 Moving Forward With or Without Glenn Howerton
The gang from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” took part in a panel discussion at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles Sunday afternoon, but they’re keeping a tight lid on what’s coming for Season 13.

Though early in the discussion, co-creator Rob McElhenney said they were preparing to start up the writers’ room again, but would not say whether Glenn Howerton will be returning for the 2018 season.

“We’re getting back to the writers’ room in February [2018],” McElhenney said. Later in the discussion, he said production is slated to start in April and the release date would be in the fall of 2018.
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Al Franken Will Be Cut From PBS’ Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman

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Al Franken Will Be Cut From PBS’ Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman
In the wake of last week’s sexual harassment headlines surrounding Al Franken, PBS is cutting the U.S. Senator and “Saturday Night Live” alum from their taped broadcast of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize ceremony for David Letterman. The tribute, which will air on PBS on Monday night, took place in Washington D.C. on Oct. 23 and saw several of Letterman’s peers, including Franken, give tributes to the former “Late Show” host. PBS says it will edit Franken’s speech out of the broadcast, saying in a statement that “PBS and Weta, the producing station, felt that the inclusion of Senator.
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Art Directors Guild Sets Norm Newberry For Career Award

Norm Newberry, who has worked on such films Avatar, War of the Worlds and The Polar Express, Jaws and The Sting along many TV shows, as is set to receive the Art Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award during the Adg Awards on January 27 at Hollywood & Highland. Newberry has worked as a set designer, art director and production designed during a career that has spanned five decades. A motion-capture specialist who has embraced the cutting edge of digital technology…
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The Top Five David Cassidy Moments of His Career

David Cassidy is a former actor, guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He was born in Manhattan, New York City, on April 12, 1950. Cassidy first shot to fame during the 1970s when he became a teen idol. In adulthood, he established successful careers in the music, film, and television industries. His prolific career has allowed him to experience huge success in each of these fields and it was only in 2017 when he decided to retire as an entertainer due to health problems. Here are five of the top moments from David Cassidy’s career. 1. The Partridge Family Although David Cassidy

The Top Five David Cassidy Moments of His Career
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‘One Day She’ll Darken’: Connie Nielsen Cast In Patty Jenkins’ TNT Series

Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman) has been tapped for a key role opposite Chris Pine in One Day She’ll Darken, TNT's limited drama series directed by Patty Jenkins. Written by Sam Sheridan, One Day She'll Darken tells the incredible story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley) who was given away at birth. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, she follows a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel (Jefferson Mays)…
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Madam Secretary: Jason in Love and Elizabeth Hires New Policy Adviser

Sometimes, we are more equipped to deal with other people and countries rather than Mother Nature. In this week’s episode of Madam Secretary, Mother Nature takes center stage. Elizabeth works with former U.N. employee Kat Sandoval (Sara Ramirez from Grey’s Anatomy) to prevent a worldwide pandemic of smallpox. Henry also tries to have The Talk with Jason after the latter confessed that he is in love with Piper. When I saw the eco-activist Atem Markevich lying in that hospital bed in quarantine, it scares me. It also breaks my heart. The guy dedicated his life to saving the planet, and

Madam Secretary: Jason in Love and Elizabeth Hires New Policy Adviser
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Syfy’s ‘The Magicians’ Gets Season 3 Premiere Date & Trailer

Syfy has slotted Wednesday, January 10 at 9 Pm for the Season 3 premiere of Syfy’s hit series The Magicians and released the official trailer. You can watch it above. Based on Lev Grossman's bestselling novels, The Magicians centers on Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) and his 20-something friends as they are thrust into the unfamiliar world of the beautifully enchanting yet mysteriously dangerous Fillory – and places beyond – where they must draw upon their novice skills…
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Curse of Oak Island: The Story of Captain James Anderson

Captain James Anderson seemed to have been a privateer at the start of the American Revolution. For those who are unsure about the exact meaning of the term, a privateer is someone who has been empowered by a government to predate upon foreign shipping, thus making them a useful supplement to a government’s naval power. This is known because there is a 1777 document recording his intentions to auction off a captured ship as well as its cargo of wood at his house in Baltimore, which was a common practice for privateers. When the American Revolution started up, Captain James

Curse of Oak Island: The Story of Captain James Anderson
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TVLine Items: The Magicians Season 3 Premiere, L Word Revival Boss and More

TVLine Items: The Magicians Season 3 Premiere, L Word Revival Boss and More
Can you feel the magic in the air?

The Magicians will return for Season 3 on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 9/8c on Syfy, with the Brakebills gang on a mission to bring back their magical abilities.

RelatedJaime Ray Newman Books Magicians Arc Ahead of Debut in Marvel’s Punisher

Check out an atmospheric trailer for the new episodes below:

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Showtime’s in-the-works The L Word revival has tapped Marja-Lewis Ryan (The Four-Faced Liar, 6 Balloons) to serve as showrunner.

RelatedThe L Word Revival Eyed at Showtime

* Amazon has announced a release date
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Shantel VanSanten Joins Scorpion as [Spoiler]'s Genius Ex-Fiancée

Shantel VanSanten Joins Scorpion as [Spoiler]'s Genius Ex-Fiancée
As she awaits word on Shooter‘s future, Shantel VanSanten has her sights set on Scorpion, playing a character whose arrival might make a certain someone… unhappy.

RelatedS.W.A.T. Gets Full-Season Order at CBS

TVLine has learned exclusively that VanSanten is set to recur during Season 4 of the CBS drama as Toby’s onetime fiancée, Amy Berkstead, who is now married to his nemesis, pop-psychologist Quincy Berkstead (Jeff Galfer).

Amy is described as a brilliant geneticist that Toby met while at Harvard Medical School. Although she broke off their engagement due to Toby’s gambling and immaturity, she (for obvious reasons!
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The Future of ‘Transparent’ is Trans: Why Recasting Jeffrey Tambor’s Role with a Trans Actress is the Best Option

The Future of ‘Transparent’ is Trans: Why Recasting Jeffrey Tambor’s Role with a Trans Actress is the Best Option
Jeffrey Tambor has quit “Transparent” in advance of Season 5, and it’s unclear what the show — which was renewed for a fifth season in August, before the fourth season even aired — might look like without its trans parent.

Jill Soloway’s Emmy-winning Amazon series was inspired by her own parent’s transition and has been largely constructed around Tambor’s Pfefferman family matriarch, Maura. The show needs Maura, even if it does not need Tambor, so the most obvious solution might also be the best one: Recast the role. More specifically, recast the role with a trans actress.

Read More:Reconsidering ‘Arrested Development’: Why Jeffrey Tambor and David Cross Could Ruin the Show — Opinion

Though imagining a new figure stepping into the show’s close-knit family dynamic may sound jarring, there’s plenty of precedent: Just look to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Roseanne,” “That ’70s Show” or even “Pretty Little Liars.
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NBC Sets Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special

NBC said today it will air Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special on Wednesday, December 13 at 9 Pm Et/Pt, a two-hour special hosted by Will & Grace stars Eric McCormack and Debra Messing to celebrate the best moments in the history of the awards. It will feature highlight clips from past shows, exclusive interviews and a countdown of the top Globes-winning movies of all time as selected by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The special hails from Globes…
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