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'Big Bang' co-stars Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons back together for 'Carla'
Michael Yarish/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved (LOS ANGELES) -- That didn't take long! The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik is reuniting with her former onscreen love interest Jim Parsons, barely four months after their sitcom's finale. The two will co-executive produce the new Fox comedy Carla, in which Bialik is also attached to star, according to Variety. Bialik will play the titular character, "a 39-year-old woman who struggles every day against society and her mother to prove that you cannot have everything you want and still be happy," according to the industry trade. She attempts to prove...
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Ahead of the Emmys on Sunday, 'Pose' stars explain why ground-breaking series "cannot be measured by an award"
Indya Moore - Eric Liebowitz/FX (LOS ANGELES) -- Ahead of the 71st Emmy Awards on Sunday night, Pose stars Dominique Jackson and Indya Moore are sharing their thoughts on what winning the Emmy for Outstanding Drama series would mean to them. When the series was first announced in 2017, it made history by casting five transgender actors in series regular roles. It also also had the largest LGBTQ presence on a prime time series. "At this point in time, in our existence, if Pose were to receive an Emmy, that would be global validation," Jackson, who plays Elektra, says. "Even...
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Will the Emmys crown 'Game of Thrones' this Sunday night?
Helen Sloan/HBO (LOS ANGELES) -- The 71st Emmy Awards will air this Sunday night on FOX, live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Despite its controversial final season, HBO's Game of Thrones still leads all nominees with a record 32 nods, including Outstanding Drama Series. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon's award-winning comedy series, is a distant second with 20 nominations, followed by HBO's Chernobyl with 19. Saturday Night Live scored 18 nominations, one more than former cast member Bill Hader's Barry, which earned 17, including an Outstanding Comedy Actor nod for Hader himself. While there's no host this year,...
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As 'Fosse/Verdon' heads to the Emmys, co-star Jake Lacy looks back: "That's as good as it gets"
Michael Parmalee/FX (NEW YORK) -- The 71st Emmy Awards will air this Sunday night on Fox, and in the running in multiple categories is FX's limited series Fosse/Verdon, starring Oscar winner Sam Rockwell and Oscar nominee Michelle Williams. The series portrayed the tumultuous personal and professional relationship between legendary choreographer Bob Fosse and performer Gwen Verdon. Both Rockwell and Williams are nominated for playing the lead roles, and the show is nominated for an Outstanding Limited Series Emmy. The Office alum Jake Lacy appears in Fosse/Verdon as Verdon's boyfriend Ron. "Man: the best!" Lacy said, summing up the experience for...
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Seacrest in! 'American Idol' host to return for show's new season
ABC/Craig Sjodin (LOS ANGELES) -- We already knew that American Idol's new season on ABC would feature returning judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, but host Ryan Seacrest was still a question mark. Now, that question has been answered...in the affirmative. Seacrest will return as host when the new season of the show starts on ABC next year. He's been hosting the show since it first started in 2002. In a statement, he says, "American Idol has been my home for 17 seasons and I can’t wait to return to the stage." He adds, "It’s the greatest gift...
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"One just has to get on with it": The Queen, and the world, have changed in teaser for 'The Crown' Season 3
Netflix (LOS ANGELES) -- The tantalizing teaser for the third season of The Crown shows Oscar-winner Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, approving an official photo of herself -- and apparently, she's not pleased at how much she's changed since her previous one. As Colman refers to herself as an "old bat," an underling tries to make her feel better by calling her "a settled sovereign." "A great many changes," she sniffs, scanning the "before and after" photos. "Nothing one can do about it -- one just has to get on with it." Season three sees the Queen's kingdom rapidly...
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'The West Wing' turns 20
iStock/izanoza (LOS ANGELES) -- Twenty years ago Sunday, America witnessed the start of the Bartlet administration as The West Wing debuted on NBC September 22, 1999. Created by Aaron Sorkin and written almost exclusively by him for the first four of the show's seven seasons, The West Wing followed the two-term presidency of the fictional Democratic President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet, played by Martin Sheen, and the lives and duties of the staffers who served with him in the White House. The ensemble drama also starred John Spencer and Chief of Staff Leo McGarry; Bradley Whitford as McGarry's deputy, Josh Lyman;...
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'Rambo: Last Blood,' 'Downton Abbey,' 'Ad Astra' hit theaters this weekend
Sylvester Stallone in "Rambo: Last Blood"; Yana Blajeva/Lionsgate (NEW YORK) -- Opening nationwide on Friday: * Rambo: Last Blood -- The fifth and final chapter of the 37-year-old Rambo franchise, once again starring Sylvester Stallone as the title character, finds a still-troubled Rambo coming out of retirement to cross the Mexican border and face one of the country's most violent drug cartels, to save the daughter of a friend. Also starring Paz Vega. Rated R. * Downton Abbey -- The Crawleys and their intrepid staff are back in this continuation of the popular British series that aired on PBS from...
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Oh. My. Gawd: 'Friends turns 25' this Sunday. Could we be any more nostalgic?
NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- On September 22, 1994, NBC aired the pilot episode of a sitcom about six twentysomethings living in New York City -- which makes this Sunday the 25th anniversary of Friends. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, Friends aired on NBC from 1994-2004. While the series had the early benefit of following Seinfeld, the anchor of NBC's legendary "Must-See TV" line-up, it soon attracted a rabid fanbase of its own. It inspired a hairstyle -- Aniston's "The Rachel" -- and spun off a hit...
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Tyler Perry writes open letter to his five-year-old self: "I love you. We made it."
/Ida Mae Astute (ATLANTA) -- After recently celebrating his 50th birthday, Tyler Perry has been taking the time to reflect, not only on his life, but on who he was as a boy. In an Instagram post on Thursday, Perry wrote a open letter to his five-year-old self, where he thanks him for laying the foundation for who he is today. "Dear 5 year old me," Perry begins. "May I just say, 'Thank you' to the little boy that I was. Thank you for all you went through to allow me to be the man I am today. I love...
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Check out the trailer for Michael B. Jordan's superhero series 'Raising Dion'
Netflix (LOS ANGELES) -- Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for its Michael B. Jordan co-produced superhero drama Raising Dion. Based on Dennis Liu 's short film and comic book of the same name, the series follows a recently widowed mother who discovers her young son, Dion, has supernatural abilities. Jordan produced the project through his Outlier Society production company, and also appears as Dion's dead father via video flashbacks left for his "special little man." Newcomer Ja’Siah Young plays the boy, who has a curious control of the weather, and an ability to teleport. His abilities make him the...
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Cameron Mathison shares "very good news" after surgery to remove tumor
ABC (LOS ANGELES) -- Just one week after opening up about his diagnosis, TV host and actor Cameron Mathison says he's on the mend.Following his surgery for kidney cancer, the 50-year-old told ABC's Good Morning America in a statement, "We got the pathology report back yesterday … and it's very good news. It's the least aggressive form of kidney cancer… with a] very low rate of recurring." Robin Roberts and company shared the good news Thursday morning on GMA.Doctors were able to remove the tumor on his right kidney completely, leaving him with 80% of the vital organ, according to...
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