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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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Chicago Med Season 3: Will and Natalie Face a Troubled Road Ahead

As Chicago Med gears up for its third season, a number of questions still need to be answered. Namely, did Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) survive being shot by one of his patients? And what does this mean for the safety of the rest of the staff?

While the show will address those pressing queries in the

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Power, Dear White People and More Nominated for NAACP Image Awards

The nominees are out for the 49th NAACP Image Awards!

The annual event, which takes place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2018, celebrates the achievements of people of color in entertainment in film, television, music and literature. January's ceremony will see Ava DuVernary, Bruno Mars, Issa Rae,

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Who From Stranger Things Will Have the Best Career when the Show Ends?

Netflix has struck viewer gold with fan favorite series, Stranger Things. It’s now enjoying it’s second season as well as it’s own after show. With all the hype around the nostalgic show, it’s got us wondering, who is going to have the biggest career when all of this is over? Winona Ryder obviously had quite the career before Stranger Things ever came along (Girl Interrupted, Black Swan, Edward Scissorhands to name a few), but she has fully revived her status as a leading lady with the role as Joyce Beyers. She even has a new movie coming up (in post-production),

Who From Stranger Things Will Have the Best Career when the Show Ends?
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Touched by an Angel's Della Reese Dies

Touched by an Angel's Della Reese Dies
Della Reese, who played Touched By an Angel‘s Tess for the CBS drama’s entire run, died Sunday at home in California, our sister site Variety reports. She was 86.

Reese was a gospel and R&B singer who hosted an eponymous daytime talk show from 1969-1970. She later moved to television, with a long career that included roles on Chico and the Man, MacGyver, The Royal Family, Designing Women, Picket Fences, That’s So Raven and The Young and the Restless.

Her most notable small screen gig was likely Touched by an Angel, the family series starring Roma Downey as Monica,
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Della Reese Dies: Music Legend & ‘Touched By An Angel Star’ Was 86

Della Reese, the iconic jazz, gospel and pop singer who later moved into television and film, and starred as Tess on Touched By An Angel, has died. She was 86. Her former Touched By An Angel co-star Roma Downey released a statement on her passing. “On behalf of her husband, Franklin Lett, and all her friends and family, I share with you the news that our beloved Della Reese has passed away peacefully at her California home last evening surrounded by love. She was an…
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‘The L Word’ Sequel Taps Marja-Lewis Ryan As Showrunner At Showtime

Marja-Lewis Ryan (The Four-Faced Liar, 6 Balloons) has been tasked to spearhead the sequel to The L Word, currently in development at Showtime, as executive producer and showrunner. Mothership series creator Ilene Chaiken also is executive producing, along with Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey, who all starred in the premium network’s original series. “Ilene and the original L Word made me believe that my voice mattered," said Ryan. "I am beyond excited…
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Amber Rose Revah

Amber Rose Revah is an English actress. She has shown up in a wide range of media productions, but in recent times, she might be best-known to those who recognize her as Dinah Madani in The Punisher. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about Amber Rose Revah: Mixed Heritage Revah was born in England, but she happens to have a mixed heritage. From her mother’s side, she has Polish heritage. Meanwhile, from her father’s side, she has both Asian and Kenyan heritage. Due to this mixed heritage, Revah has been cast to play characters

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Amber Rose Revah
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The Bold and the Beautiful: Eric and Quinn Share a Moment

The Bold and the Beautiful fans are sure they know the truth about things like how well we all want to handle situations of a certain accord. And we know that this is a week in which Quinn and Eric will bond. They are worried that Sheila might come back, but they will share a moment in which their marriage looks a little bit good for the first time in a long time. And now we get to spend some time focusing on how well the world looks for these two. It’s been a rough year in their relatively new

The Bold and the Beautiful: Eric and Quinn Share a Moment
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Camera Operator Mark Milsome Dies Filming Stunt On BBC/Netflix Drama; Production Shut Down – Update

Updated, 9:36 Am: The BBC has halted production on the drama The Forgiving Earth in the wake of cameraman Mark Milsome’s on-set death. “We are deeply shocked and saddened to hear this terrible news,” the UK pubcaster said in a statement. “Mark Milsome was hugely talented and a much respected colleague. Our thoughts are with Mark’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.” Previously, 7:35 Am: Veteran film and TV camera operator Mark Milsome has died while…
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Five Things Everyone Gets Wrong about Lord of the Rings

Recently, it was announced that The Lord of the Rings will be making its return to the screen as a TV show, which was followed by a second announcement that Christopher Tolkien was stepping down as the director of the Tolkien Estate. Since Christopher is well-known for his dislike for the existing adaptations of his father’s work, this has provoked something of a mixed response in The Lord of the Rings fans. On the one hand, this could mean adaptations based on parts of Middle Earth besides the War of the Rings. On the other hand, well, suffice to say

Five Things Everyone Gets Wrong about Lord of the Rings
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Comcast Brings ‘Voice’ Voting To X1 Remotes In Interactive TV Viewing First

Viewers of NBC reality mainstay The Voice will be able to vote for their favorite performers by using their Comcast Xfinity X1 remote, thanks to a new venture by NBC and its corporate parent that the companies call an industry first. About 52% of Comcast’s industry-leading 22.5 million U.S. cable subscribers have the souped-up X1 platform, an advanced interface the company has been rolling out in recent years. X1 features enhanced discovery tools, voice recognition and a…
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NAACP Image Awards: Insecure and Queen Sugar Lead TV Nominees

NAACP Image Awards: Insecure and Queen Sugar Lead TV Nominees
Own’s Queen Sugar scored seven total nominations for the 49th NAACP Image Awards, leading the TV pack.

HBO’s Insecure followed with six nods, while creator and star Issa Rae by herself amassed four (including two for writing and one as an Entertainer of the Year contender). Only Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z earned more individual noms, with five each.

Fox’s Empire and ABC’s black-ish each netted five nominations.

RelatedPerformer of the Week (July 29): Insecure‘s Issa Rae

The NAACP Image Awards, which celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music,
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Donald Trump and Lavar Ball: This is Going to Be Good

Should we expect a war of words between Donald Trump and Lavar Ball now? For those that are interested this could get good. Of course that’s a very subjective term since more often than not both men are the type of individuals that a lot of people don’t want to listen to or even hear about. But in this case, brace yourself for it, Donald Trump actually made sense with what he said. Take a moment to mull that over, lean against a wall if the unexpected woozy feeling comes over you from realizing that Trump did in fact say

Donald Trump and Lavar Ball: This is Going to Be Good
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