Wilford Brimley, ‘Cocoon’ and ‘Natural’ actor, dies at 85 — WATE 6 On Your Side

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to an indelible character actor who brought gruff charm, and sometimes menace, to a range of films that included “Cocoon,” “The Natural” and “The Firm,” has died. He was 85. Brimley’s manager Lynda Bensky said the actor died Saturday morning […]

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Elisabeth Moss to Star as Infamous Killer Candy Montgomery in Miniseries — TVLine

Elisabeth Moss is about to make a killing: The Emmy winner will star as infamous Texas killer Candy Montgomery in an upcoming limited series, TVLine has learned. 30 more words

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Oscar-Winning Hair Love Short Film Gets Sequel Series at HBO Max — TVLine

HBO Max has ordered a 2D-animated TV series based on the characters introduced in 2019’s Hair Love, the Academy Award-winning short film. Written and directed by Oscar winner Matthew A. 28 more words

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Peter Lenkov Fired at CBS; MacGyver, Magnum P.I. and Former H50 Boss Accused of Workplace Misconduct — TVLine

CBS has fired prolific producer Peter M. Lenkov, whose current shows include MacGyver and Magnum P.I., following an investigation into claims that the showrunner created a toxic work environment, according to THR. 28 more words

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Dukes of Hazzard Stars Defend Series, General Lee Amid Confederate Flag Controversy: ‘The Car Is Innocent’ — TVLine

Symbols of the Confederacy are coming down across America — but not on The Dukes of Hazzard. The stars of the ’80s hit are speaking out in defense of their show and its iconic car the General Lee, which famously had a Confederate flag emblazoned on its roof, as Black Lives Matter activists call for…

via Dukes of Hazzard Stars Defend Series, General Lee Amid Confederate Flag Controversy: ‘The Car Is Innocent’ — TVLine

The Bachelor Spinoff for Older Adults: Is It Still Happening? How Will It Differ? — TVLine

Completing new seasons of The Bachelorette (which got interrupted by the pandemic) and then The Bachelor, once safe to do so, is the priority for ABC’s “Bachelor Nation.” But a spinoff featuring older adults, age 65 and up, is still alive and kicking at the network. 12 more words

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Black Wonder Years, From Lee Daniels, Eyed at ABC; Fred Savage to Direct — TVLine

Cue up a little Joe Cocker before reading this news: A reboot of The Wonder Years, centered on a Black family, is in the works at ABC, TVLine has learned. 27 more words

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Shepard Smith to Anchor CNBC Show Following Fox News Departure — TVLine

Nearly nine months after departing Fox News, broadcast journalist Shepard Smith has landed at CNBC, where he will anchor a new evening news program. Titled The News with Shepard Smith, the hourlong program will air Monday through Friday at 7/6c beginning this fall, covering the most significant news stories of the day. Smith will also…

via Shepard Smith to Anchor CNBC Show Following Fox News Departure — TVLine

Batwoman Taps Javicia Leslie to Replace Ruby Rose in Title Role — TVLine

Call it divine intervention: God Friended Me actress Javicia Leslie will star as The CW’s new Batwoman following the shocking departure of Ruby Rose. In a statement, Leslie — who will make her debut in the show’s Season 2 premiere, slated to air in January 2021 — said, “I am extremely proud to be the…

via Batwoman Taps Javicia Leslie to Replace Ruby Rose in Title Role — TVLine

Ex-Batwoman Star Ruby Rose Reacts to Javicia Leslie Taking Over Lead Role — TVLine

There’s a new leading lady behind the cowl on Batwoman… and the former leading lady is just fine with the choice, actually. Javicia Leslie landed the lead role on The CW’s superhero drama — a role vacated by Ruby Rose, who exited the series back in May after one season. 7 more words

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