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‘Wonder Years,’ ‘Queens’ Among Four ABC Series Orders

‘Wonder Years,’ ‘Queens’ Among Four ABC Series Orders
With its renewal decisions likely completed, ABC is now turning its attention to the new shows that will line its 2021-22 schedule.

To that end, the network has ordered hip-hop drama Queens and comedies The Wonder Years, Maggie and Abbott Elementary to series. The fate of the network’s remaining pilots will be determined later today, with many still in contention for a possible midseason slot as ABC, like other networks, continues to work on getting back to business as usual following a season unlike any other.

Hip-hop drama Queens has been a front-runner since it was put in development earlier this year and its ...
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Miley Cyrus Signs Overall Deal With NBCUniversal, Will Develop Programs and Star in Three Specials

Miley Cyrus Signs Overall Deal With NBCUniversal, Will Develop Programs and Star in Three Specials
Following her well-received performance last weekend on “Saturday Night Live,” Miley Cyrus is cementing her relationship with the Peacock, sealing an overall talent and development deal with NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.

The pact includes a first-look arrangement between Cyrus’ production company Hopetown Entertainment (which she runs with her mother and manager Tish Cyrus). Hopetown will develop scripted and unscripted projects for the NBCU outlets including NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Syfy, Universal Kids, USA and Peacock. Cyrus may serve as a producer, performer and/or host on any number of network, cable, streaming and syndication programs.

As part of the deal,
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‘American Housewife,’ ‘Mixed-ish,’ ‘For Life,’ ‘Rebel’ Canceled at ABC

‘American Housewife,’ ‘Mixed-ish,’ ‘For Life,’ ‘Rebel’ Canceled at ABC
Comedies “American Housewife” and “Mixed-ish” and dramas “For Life” and “Rebel” have all been canceled at ABC. A cancellation for the comedy “Call Your Mother” was previously announced.

The network also passed on pickups for four pilots, the drama “Acts of Crime” from Sam Esmail and comedies “Adopted,” “Black Don’t Crack” and “Bucktown.” All for projects were produced by the ABC Signature banner.

American Housewife” has aired five seasons and logged more than 100 episodes at ABC. It stars Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader, Meg Donnelly, Daniel Dimaggio, Ali Wong, and Carly Hughes. Julia Butters starred in the show’s first four
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‘Bridgerton’ Gets Young Queen Charlotte Spinoff From Shonda Rhimes, Sets Jess Brownell As Season 3 & 4 Showrunner

‘Bridgerton’ Gets Young Queen Charlotte Spinoff From Shonda Rhimes, Sets Jess Brownell As Season 3 & 4 Showrunner
Exclusive: The Bridgerton-verse is expanding. Following the recent renewals for a total of three more seasons of the hugely popular series, Netflix and Shondaland will add a second show to the franchise, a limited prequel series based on the origins of Queen Charlotte, which will be written by Shonda Rhimes.

Additionally, Shondaland veteran Jess Brownell, who has worked on the first two seasons of Bridgerton, the upcoming Rhimes Netflix series Inventing Anna and Rhimes’ Scandal, has been named showrunner for Seasons 3 and 4 of the Regency era drama, Netflix’s biggest series ever that attracted 82 million households around the world in its first four weeks. Brownell will take the baton from Bridgerton creator/executive producer Chris Van Dusen, who served as showrunner for Season 1 and is also running Season 2, now in production in the U.K.

The Queen Charlotte limited series will center on the rise and love life of a young Queen Charlotte,
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‘The Great’ Season 2 Casts Gillian Anderson as Catherine the Great’s Mother

‘The Great’ Season 2 Casts Gillian Anderson as Catherine the Great’s Mother
Gillian Anderson is joining the cast of “The Great” Season 2 at Hulu.

Anderson will appear in two episodes of the season as Joanna, the mother of Catherine (Elle Fanning). Joanna is a glamorous socialite from Germany, sometimes also known as the “maestro of marriage” for her abilities to arrange high profile partnerships for her daughters. She has heard rumors of her daughter’s coup and come to Russia to see it for herself. Though the apple of Catherine’s eye and a doting mother, it soon becomes clear Johanna has more sinister intentions to save her family’s reputation.

Along with Fanning,
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‘Joe Exotic’ Series at Peacock Casts Brian Van Holt as John Reinke

‘Joe Exotic’ Series at Peacock Casts Brian Van Holt as John Reinke
The “Joe Exotic” series at Peacock is rounding out its cast with the addition of Brian Van Holt, Variety has learned.

Van Holt will star as John Reinke, the zoo manager at Joe’s zoo, a loyal worker and friend until things go too far. Reinke famously appeared as himself in the hit Netflix docuseries “Tiger King.”

Van Holt joins previously announced series stars Kate McKinnon, who will play Carole Baskin, and John Cameron Mitchell, who will play Joe Exotic.

Van Holt recently starred in the Fox cop drama “Deputy” opposite Stephen Dorff. His other TV credits include “John From Cincinnatti,
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‘Black-ish’ Renewed for Eighth and Final Season at ABC

‘Black-ish’ Renewed for Eighth and Final Season at ABC
Black-ish” has been renewed for Season 8 at ABC, which will also be the show’s last.

The announcement was made by series creator Kenya Barris on Friday. “To All the people in the world I love, honor, respect and care for it is both exciting and bittersweet to share that black-ish been Renewed by ABC for it’s Eighth… and Final Season,” Barris wrote in part on Instagram. “In this day and age it is rare to get to decide when your show should come to an end, and we are grateful along with ABC to be able to make
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‘Clueless’ Mystery Reboot Passed Over at Peacock (Exclusive)

‘Clueless’ Mystery Reboot Passed Over at Peacock (Exclusive)
It’s back to the drawing board for Clueless.

Nine months after a mystery reboot of the 1995 cult film landed at Peacock, the NBCUniversal-backed streamer has passed on further developing the comedy. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the title remains a valuable one for producers CBS Studios, with the ViacomCBS-backed outlet already planning to try its hand at redeveloping a potentially different update of the film that starred Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash.

The most recent stab at reviving Clueless was in the works for nearly a year before the script, penned by Jordan Reddout and Gus Hickey (Will & Grace,...
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MacGyver Scoop: The Heated Moment That Would Have Led to That First Kiss

MacGyver Scoop: The Heated Moment That Would Have Led to That First Kiss
An extremely heated moment — and not necessarily the good kind — would have led to MacGyver and Riley sharing their first kiss, had the CBS drama been renewed for Season 6.

As previously revealed in TVLine’s exclusive, post-series finale Q&a with showrunner Monica Macer, the discovery that Desi’s onetime fiancé is in fact alive — in an early, Black Hawk Down-like Season 6 episode — would have paved the way for the dissolution of her relationship with Mac.

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‘Run the World’ is Smart, Vibrant Update of NYC Relationship Dramedies: TV Review

‘Run the World’ is Smart, Vibrant Update of NYC Relationship Dramedies: TV Review
As I pressed play on the first episode of “Run the World,” I wasn’t intending to mainline the entire eight-episode season in one greedy gulp. But as a blessedly rare warm New York City breeze floated through my open window, Leigh Davenport’s lush new series about four friends having a vivid, game-changing Harlem summer proved too good and fitting to resist.

Run the World,” premiering May 16 on Starz, is immediately self-aware of its place in the TV canon, particularly as a witty dramedy about four thirty-something women falling in and out of love and lust in New York.
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The TVLine-Up: What's Leaving, New and Returning the Week of May 16

The TVLine-Up: What's Leaving, New and Returning the Week of May 16
This weekly feature is in addition to TVLine’s daily What to Watch listings and monthly guide to What’s on Streaming.

With nearly 500 scripted shows now airing across broadcast, cable and streaming, it’s easy to forget that a favorite comedy is returning, or that the new “prestige drama” you anticipated is about to debut. So consider this our reminder to set your DVR, order a Season Pass, pop a fresh Memorex into the Vcr… however it is you roll.

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For Life Star to Fans: 'I Won't Have You Bad-Mouthing ABC' About Cancellation

For Life Star to Fans: 'I Won't Have You Bad-Mouthing ABC' About Cancellation
For Life star Nicholas Pinnock has a message for fans reeling from the show’s cancellation after two seasons: Don’t blame ABC.

In the wake of the legal drama’s axing on Friday, Pinnock — who starred as incarcerated legal champion Aaron Wallace in the series — took to Twitter early Saturday to identify the real culprit behind For Life‘s untimely demise (i.e. the show’s soft ratings).

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“I am in
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Streaming Deals Key to Upfront Ad Sales as Networks Gun for Price Hikes

Streaming Deals Key to Upfront Ad Sales as Networks Gun for Price Hikes
The largest TV networks are getting ready to snare billions of dollars from Madison Avenue. And lose them, all at the same time.

Expectations are high for the industry’s annual upfront, when TV networks try to sell the bulk of their commercial inventory for the upcoming season. With the coronavirus pandemic lifting, TV executives believe they have moved past the lows of last year’s difficult negotiations with ad buyers and onto a brighter day when most sectors of the economy are ready to spend heavily again on marketing messages.

The annual springtime ritual of programming presentations for ad
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Starz’s ‘Run the World’ Celebrates Premiere at NeueHouse Hollywood

Starz’s ‘Run the World’ Celebrates Premiere at NeueHouse Hollywood
Just hours after the CDC announced Thursday that vaccinated people can now generally go unmasked in private and public spaces, Starz rolled out the red carpet for the Los Angeles premiere of its new comedy series “Run the World” at NeueHouse Hollywood.

“It’s going to be an interesting adjustment for a lot of people,” Amber Stevens West, who plays Whitney on the show, told Variety. “I’ll probably still be wearing a mask out for a while unless I’m with company that I know I’m comfortable with, just for safety reasons. Also, I think culturally it’s a nice thing to establish.
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Ratings: Blue Bloods Rises With Finale, Dominates Friday in Viewers

Ratings: Blue Bloods Rises With Finale, Dominates Friday in Viewers
In the latest TV show ratings, Blue Bloods‘ two-hour Season 11 finale averaged 6.5 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating, ticking up from last week to easily cop Friday’s biggest audience (as it does) while tying for the nightly demo win.

TVLine readers gave Blue Bloods‘ finale — which apparently was ready to be a series finale, if need be — an average grade of “A.”

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Opening CBS’ night, Gayle King
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CNN Gets Ready for ‘Don Lemon Tonight’

CNN Gets Ready for ‘Don Lemon Tonight’
Don Lemon is getting his name above the title on his late-night program on CNN.

The WarnerMedia cable-news outlet will rename the two late-evening hours he has hosted for the past several years “Don Lemon Tonight,” replacing “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.” CNN spokespersons did not respond immediately to queries seeking comment, but the new show moniker reflects something that has been evident for months — the anchor’s personality and emotional reactions to news events have become a bigger draw.

Lemon caused a stir late Friday at the end of his program when he suggested to viewers that the appearance
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Performer of the Week: Thuso Mbedu

Performer of the Week: Thuso Mbedu
The Performer | Thuso Mbedu

The Show | Amazon Prime’s The Underground Railroad

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The Episode | “Chapter 2: South Carolina” (May 14, 2021)

The Performance | The endless longing of Mbedu’s soulful eyes immediately draw you into her character Cora with the same alluring power of a young Ruby Dee. Every pain and triumph lingers on her face, compelling you to study her.
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Don Lemon Announces 'I Am Not Leaving CNN' After Implying On-Air That He Was Leaving CNN — Watch

Don Lemon Announces 'I Am Not Leaving CNN' After Implying On-Air That He Was Leaving CNN — Watch
CNN Tonight anchor Don Lemon is clarifying a cryptic on-air announcement he made that implied his tenure at the news network was coming to an end.

At the conclusion of Friday’s broadcast, Lemon sent social media into hyperdrive when he informed viewers, “This is the last night [of] CNN Tonight with Don Lemon,” adding, “It’s been really, really great. I appreciate all the years of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, but changes are coming, and I will fill you in.” (Watch video here.)

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Blue Bloods Recap: Truly His Father's Son — Grade the Season 11 Finale

Blue Bloods Recap: Truly His Father's Son — Grade the Season 11 Finale
This Friday night in Blue Bloods‘ two-hour season finale, Joe Hill (as scooped long ago by my Inside Line column) resurfaced in a big way. But in doing so, did he reveal himself to be a “black sheep” among the Reagan family? Or just very much his father’s son?

Not long into the finale’s opening hour, we — along with Danny! — realized that while Awol all these months, Joe in fact had been sent undercover with some gun runners, working on behalf of the Atf. Thing is, while Danny was clearly unawares (and as a result, nearly shot his
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Seal Team, Clarice May Move From CBS to Paramount+ If Renewed

Seal Team, Clarice May Move From CBS to Paramount+ If Renewed
Bravo may be deployed to Paramount+ for a possible fifth season of Seal Team.

While CBS’ military drama as well as the freshman series Clarice await word on their fates, sources say that both shows may very well migrate to the Paramount+ (fka CBS All Access) streaming service, if renewed.

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CBS is not commenting on the possible shift, but TVLine hears that Seal Team would
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