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Showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields told reporters “Page Jennings was destined to go into the family business”. As cast members and producers of the FX drama discussed plans for the show’s sixth and final season, which airs March 28. Weisberg and Fields said they have known the broad arc of the ending for some time but they are still fine-tuning the final script. "We won't be done writing it until we land on the very last frame that we lock of the final episode" Fields said.

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Marvel casts Annabella Sciorra as Luke Cage season 2 villain
Sciorra will play Rosalie Carbone, “a dangerous downtown criminal underworld power player with an eye, and an agenda, toward Harlem.” Sciorra had a season-long arc on HBO’s The Sopranos, starred in Jungle Fever, and also has a recurring role on the upcoming second season of Netflix’s G.L.O.W.

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TNT Cancels 'The Librarians'

Word is out this evening that TNT has cancelled The Librariansafter four seasons. Showrunner Dean Devlin took to Twitter with the news, posting that he will be attempting to find a new home for the movie-based series. The show aired its final episode just last month.
The adventure drama premiered on the cable network in 2014 as an expansion of its hit movie franchise, following an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library whose members dedicate their lives to protecting the world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around.
The reason for today's cancellation is unclear, as The Librarianswas a solid performer for the cable network over the course of its run. It was however, one of the last series still on the air from before Kevin Reilly became president of TNT. Since his arrival, Reilly has been taking the network's original programming in a different, more edgy, direction.

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CMT Revives 'Wife Swap'

Another show from years past is making its way back to TV. CMT announced today that it is reviving Wife Swap, the former ABC social experiment that originally premiered over a decade ago.
The premise of the show sees mothers from two families with diverse values switching homes in order to give each other the chance to see how the other raises their children. The moms must first adopt to their temporary family's lifestyle before they get to try things their own way, forcing the family to adopt a new set of rules.
Wife Swap first debuted in 2004, airing for six years until being cancelled in 2010. Less than two years later, the network tried out a celebrity edition of the show, which ran for four seasons until 2015.
This latest revival by CMT will see the show come to cable television for the first time. The move comes as the network is moving completely away from scripted fare, with Nashvilleending its run this year.

(5 days ago)
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Doctor Who Casts X-Men Movies Alum Alan Cumming
Cumming, who played Nightcrawler in the X-Men movie sequel, will appear in an episode of Season 11 as King James. Cumming revealed the news on the Homo Sapiens podcast. He describes his character as a villain. “I’m about to go and do an episode of Doctor Who,” Cumming said. “I’m so excited! I’ve never been in it… [The character is] a nice baddie. I’m like a sort of dandy, foppy character who becomes alright in the end. They said he might come back.”

(5 days ago)
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'Days Of Our Lives' Renewed For Season 54

NBC announced today that Days of our Lives has been renewed for a 54th season. The long-running daytime soap opera reached a deal with the network to ensure that it will be staying on its afternoon schedule for at least another year.
The veteran series began over half a century ago, premiering in 1965 as a half-hour drama and expanding to a full hour a decade later. The show along with its cast and crew have won over 50 Daytime Emmy Awards, including 2015's win for Outstanding Daytime Drama. The show's episode count is approaching a staggering 13,300.

(5 days ago)
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'Impractical Jokers' Renewed For Season 8

TruTV announced today that Impractical Jokers has been renewed for an eighth season. The veteran hidden camera prank series, which premiered its seventh season just last month, has remained a top performer for the cable network.
The series stars members of comedy troupe "The Tenderloins", who coerce each other into pulling hidden-camera pranks on the unsuspecting public without knowing the details of the gag until moments before they actually do it. The remaining members of the group stay behind the scenes where they feed lines to the prankster's earpiece.
TruTV has ordered another 26 episodes of Impractical Jokers for Season 8, which will take the series past the 200-episode mark.

(9 days ago)
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Botched Renewed For Season 5 By E!

New Episodes From Season 4 of “Botched” Return with the Mid-Season Premiere Wednesday, May 9th at 9 PM ET/PT Featuring Even More Challenging and Inspiring Cases for Dr. Dubrow and Dr. Nassif

(10 days ago)
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Schitt’s Creek Renewed For Season 5 By CBC

Acclaimed comedy up for 11 Canadian Screen Awards
CBC has renewed the critically acclaimed hit comedy series SCHITT’S CREEK, created by and starring Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, for a fifth season
Returning winter 2019, season 5 sees an increased order from 13 to 14 episodes.
Airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC, the SCHITT’S CREEK season 4 finale airs April 10 in Canada.

(10 days ago)
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'Black Mirror' Renewed For Season 5

Netflix announced today that Black Mirror will be returning for a fifth season. The critically-acclaimed series released its fourth overall season - its second on Netflix - in December.
Originating in the United Kingdom, the sci-fi anthology series premiered in 2011 and aired its first two seasons on Channel 4. Netflix acquired the rights to the show in 2015 and has released two seasons of its own since then.
Black Mirror airs in standalone episodes with a different cast in each episode. The anthology series imagines realities in the near future where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide. The tales focus on topics ranging from obsession and revenge to fantasy and fear.

(11 days ago)
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