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It Doesn't Look Good for Frank Underwood

Netflix appears to tease the death of Kevin Spacey's 'House of Cards' character

(Newser) - Netflix didn't just pull the plug on Kevin Spacey . His House of Cards character Frank Underwood looks to have kicked the bucket in a new 25-second teaser for the show's upcoming sixth season. It features Claire Underwood, played by Robin Wright, addressing Frank's grave, sitting next to... More »

Star Turned Down Big Money to Extend Big Bang Theory

Report: Jim Parsons wanted out despite $50M for another 2 years

(Newser) - Fans of The Big Bang Theory must soon be content with seeing only a younger version of Jim Parsons' character in a spinoff: The hit show's 12th season, premiering Sept. 24 on CBS, will be its last, though Parsons reportedly could have prevented that. Per Entertainment Weekly , Parsons' desire... More »

Ruby Rose Makes History as Lesbian Batwoman

'Orange Is the New Black' star's role for the CW will be first openly gay superhero lead on a TV series

(Newser) - Ruby Rose is making history with her latest role as Batwoman, the first openly gay superhero to headline a TV series. Batwoman will be introduced in a December crossover event between the CW network's other DC Comics shows, Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl, the AP reports. A stand-alone series... More »

Showtime CEO: Don't Say Homeland Is Canceled

It's being brought to a 'proper conclusion'

(Newser) - Homeland is going to end with its eighth season next year—but Showtime Networks CEO David Nevins doesn't want to hear the word "cancelation." Alex Gansa, the series co-creator and showrunner, "will bring the show to its proper conclusion," Nevins told the Television Critics Association'... More »

Good News for Anthony Bourdain Fans

More episodes of 'Parts Unknown' to air on CNN this fall, including one with Bourdain narration

(Newser) - A final season of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown is set to air this fall. CNN says it will air seven episodes in the 12th season of the series, reports the Los Angeles Times . A single episode completed before Bourdain's June 8 suicide in France finds him exploring Kenya... More »

This May Be the 'Most Humiliating' Who Is America? Segment Yet

Georgia lawmakers are calling for state Rep. Jason Spencer to resign after his appearance

(Newser) - The second episode of Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America? aired Sunday night on Showtime, and it may have claimed its first casualty: Georgia lawmakers are calling for state Rep. Jason Spencer to step down after what Mic calls a "life-ruining appearance" on the show. "Of all... More »

Say Goodbye to The Chew, Hello to More GMA

'GMA' will move into third hour at 1pm Eastern

(Newser) - Food-focused talk show The Chew is getting spit off the air to make way for a third hour of Good Morning America, ABC announced Wednesday, though that hour is actually in the afternoon. It will air at 1pm Eastern, with the anchors to be announced in the future, reports the... More »

Report: TV Execs Pitched Show Starring Stormy Lawyer, Mooch

'Not happening,' says Scaramucci

(Newser) - TV insiders say at least two networks have been pitched a show featuring a different kind of odd couple: Anthony Scaramucci and Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels' lawyer. TV agent Jay Sures has talked to execs at CNN and MSNBC about a show in which the former White House communications director... More »

Apparent Survivor Contestants Messed Up Big Time

They may have spilled the beans too early about being on the show, could face $5M penalty

(Newser) - "Outwit, outplay, outlast" is the motto for CBS' hit reality show Survivor, but Alec Merlino and Kara Kay may not have done so hot on the first part. TMZ outs the two as contestants on season 37, which just finished filming in Fiji last week, but only after the... More »

Carol Burnett: After Daughter's Death, I Saw 'Signs'

'You don't get over it, but you cope'

(Newser) - Carol Burnett surrounds herself with kids in a new Netflix talk show that apparently has her missing her own daughter, Carrie Hamilton, who died of cancer in 2002 at age 38. "You don't get over it, but you cope," the 85-year-old tells People , recalling "a sign"... More »

In Apu Debate, Hank Azaria Proposes a 'New Direction'

Hank Azaria says he's 'willing to step aside'

(Newser) - Lots of people weren't quite satisfied with The Simpsons' response to a discussion of negative stereotypes of South Asians pushed by character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon—perhaps including the man who voices him. In an interview on Tuesday's Late Show , Hank Azaria told Stephen Colbert he "had nothing to... More »

She Killed It as Queen, but Male Co-Star Earned More

Matt Smith considered more established than The Crown's Claire Foy

(Newser) - At a cost of $7 million per episode, The Crown is one of the most expensive TV series ever made. But while its star's wardrobe has benefited from such a hefty budget, she hasn't. Claire Foy, who won a Golden Globe and two Screen Actor Guild awards for... More »

Coming Down the Pike: Major Obama-Netflix Deal?

'Advanced' talks reportedly underway between former first couple, streaming service

(Newser) - Trump as president and Obama on TV? It's a role reversal probably no one could have predicted, but it may be one step closer to reality. Per CNN , Obama is in negotiations regarding a "production partnership" with Netflix, in which the former president and Michelle Obama would be... More »

Omarosa Moves From White House to Big Brother House

She'll be among 11 houseguests on 'Celebrity Big Brother'

(Newser) - From the White House to the Big Brother house: Omarosa Manigault, who rose to fame on The Apprentice before a year in President Trump's White House, will return to her reality TV roots with a stint on Celebrity Big Brother, the first celebrity edition of the long-running CBS show.... More »

TV Show's Storyline Puts Crock-Pot on the Defensive

'This Is Us' episode had fans vowing to lose their slow cookers for good

(Newser) - If you own a Crock-Pot, don't freak out (but be warned that spoilers follow, TV lovers). Crock-Pot maintains its devices aren't likely to kill you, though some This Is Us fans aren't so sure. CNN reports the NBC show has promised the way in which a main... More »

Guy Loses $3.2K on Jeopardy Over 'Gangsta' Pronunciation

Nick Spicher went on to win anyway

(Newser) - A tip for future Jeopardy contestants: Pronunciation is key. So Nick Spicher learned on Monday's episode when he was penalized $3,200 for mispronouncing the answer to a "Before & After" clue. After Alex Trebek read out "a song by Coolio from 'Dangerous Minds' goes back... More »

You May Be Afraid to Type Your Favorite TV Show Into This Site

Rotten Apples lists films, shows linked to those with sex misconduct accusations against them

(Newser) - There have been so many allegations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood since the Harvey Weinstein story broke that it's been hard to keep track. Now one group is trying to do just that, with a site Vanity Fair is calling "Rotten Tomatoes with a post-Weinstein twist." The... More »

Lewinsky Tweets Suggested Names for Bill Clinton TV Special

'Fixed it for you'

(Newser) - Monica Lewinsky has suggested some more appropriate titles for the upcoming HLN special The Monica Lewinsky Scandal. "Fixed it for you," she tweeted Tuesday, sharing a screenshot with new titles The Starr Investigation and The Clinton Impeachment. The post was praised by other Twitter users, including former Barack... More »

LOTR TV Show Is Coming, Preciousssss

Amazon paid a reported $250M for TV rights

(Newser) - Fans of JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings can prepare for "a new epic journey in Middle Earth." Amazon has announced plans to create a TV series inspired by the fantasy trilogy after acquiring the global TV rights for a reported $250 million, reports Deadline . The company... More »

House of Cards Halted; Theater Solicits Spacey Tips

Kevin Spacey scandal continues to have repercussions

(Newser) - Fallout from the Kevin Spacey scandal continues. Netflix announced Tuesday that production of the sixth and final season has been at least temporarily suspended, reports USA Today . It's not clear when, or if, shooting will resume, with a Netflix rep saying that production is on hold "until further... More »

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