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Daily Archives : Apr 22, 2019

Three Series Regulars Exit NBC Drama Franchise

Three actors are exiting a popular NBC drama franchise. Deadline reports that after seven years on the “Chicago” shows — “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Justice” — “Chicago P.D.” star Jon Seda is headed out, while “Chicago Med” co-stars…

Nature Show Offers a Different Point of View

Even the title suggests that it’s not your grandparents’ nature show. Airing on Monday nights, National Geographic Channel’s “Hostile Planet” tells its stories from the point of view of the animals it chronicles, with an emphasis on their sometimes brutal…

Studio Chief Who Brought James Bond, the Beatles and Steve Martin to the Movies Dies

A longtime Hollywood executive who was the head of United Artists, Paramount and Columbia during his 50-year career has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, David V. Picker died Saturday night from colon cancer. Picker reportedly died at his home…

HBO Rejects Subpoena for Footage

HBO is refusing to turn over footage that has been subpoenaed. The pay-cable channel was subpoenaed last month to turn over outtakes from its 2017 documentary “Rock and a Hard Place,” The New York Post reports. The documentary examines the…

‘SNL’ Goes After ‘The View’ — and ‘The View’ Responds

The ladies of ABC’s “The View” found themselves in the crosshairs of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” which parodied “The View” on the April 14 show. And based on a clip posted today by “The View,” which you can watch below,…

Luke Perry’s Final Episode of ‘Riverdale’ Coming Up

The final episode of the CW’s “Riverdale” filmed by Luke Perry before he died suddenly on March 4 will air this week. “Riverdale” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa posted the news on his Instagram account, writing: “This week’s #Riverdale is the last…

Comedian Elected President of Ukraine — by a Landslide

A TV comedian is the new president of Ukraine after he crushed the incumbent president in a national election. The New York Times reports that Volodymyr Zelensky won by a landslide, “making a comic actor with no experience in government…

Pro Sports Teams Distance Themselves From Kate Smith and Her Rendition of ‘God Bless America’

Singer Kate Smith, whose rendition of “God Bless America” was something a lot of U.S. kids grew up with, is at the center of a firestorm over allegations of racism. The New York Post reports that the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers…

Three Funny Men Get ‘Biography’ Specials

A&E’s acclaimed “Biography” series will be examining the not always funny struggle to get to the top of the comedy world. The network announced airdates today for three specials, premiering Monday, May 27, and Tuesday, May 28. The specials focus…

CBS Renews Two Prime-Time Dramas

CBS will bring back two drama series that have been mainstays of the network’s prime-time slate, announcing pickups of “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “NCIS: New Orleans” for the 2019-2020 season. The renewals follow the recent renewal of the original “NCIS.”…