‘Nashville’ Stars Clare Bowen, Charles Esten Talk Series End

The date is fast approaching to say so long to Cmt’s “Nashville,” but in true country music fashion, the show’s six-season song won’t end without one last heart-wrenching refrain.

“Nashville” has had a journey nearly as turbulent as the complex unfolding relationships of its musically gifted characters. Within a span of just two years, the country music drama has been canceled by ABC and resurrected by Cmt only to kill off its anchor, Connie Britton, in the fifth season. With the series end in sight — for real this time — cast mates Charles Esten and Clare Bowen say

CBS Reschedules Annual Shareholder Meeting For Aug. 10

CBS has rescheduled its annual shareholder meeting for Aug. 10 at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, according to documents filed with the SEC. The board of directors postponed the session, which had been originally scheduled for May 17, amid a high-stakes clash with the media company’s controlling shareholder, Shari Redstone. A majority of the board voted to dilute Redstone’s control over CBS by distributing voting stock to all CBS shareholders. It's a move intended to…

‘Roseanne’ Cancellation Haunts ABC In Ill-Timed ‘Emmy’ Magazine Print Feature

Roseanne may have been canceled by ABC just over a week ago after its star let loose online with racist tweets, but this week TV Academy members are receiving magazines in the mail that are playing catch up with the still smoldering fiasco. “Shortly before this issue was to be mailed, ABC canceled Roseanne," says a note from the TV Academy that was included with the latest copy of Emmy Magazine. "This issue includes a brief reference to the show in a profile of ABC…

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Alexandra Krosney

Alexandra Krosney may be the ideal candidate for the “Why Can’t I Get A Hollywood Break” award. Though she has been actively pursuing television and a few movie roles, and is popular among her fans, it seems she starts out strong but ultimately end up being cast to the side. One of the more controversial and publicly noticeable moves by producers to move on from Alexandra was her first season exit from the ABC comedy “Last Man Standing,” where she played a single mom and eldest daughter. Here are 10 hard to find things you didn’t know about Alexandra Krosney.

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Alexandra Krosney

’13 Reasons Why’ Renewed: 5 Ways to Fix the Show in Season 3

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from Season 2 of “13 Reasons Why,” including the finale.]

Netflix has decided to triple down on “13 Reasons Why.” The streaming service announced Wednesday that it’s ordered a third season of the teen drama that was initially based on the novel of the same name by Jay Asher. Dealing with teenage suicide, the series has come under fire for its controversial treatment of the subject in addition to other issues high school students face today that include bullying, sexual assault, and school shootings. Season 2, in particular, was criticized for the depiction of rape and a foiled school shooting in its finale.

But before diving into where the show can go from there, a note about Netflix’s disturbing timing for this Season 3 announcement. Just the day before, fashion designer and philanthropist Kate Spade had taken her own life, and this was a high-profile suicide that was covered extensively by the media. “13 Reasons Why” is still identified as a show about suicide,

‘Sex and the City’: 6 Seasons of Boyfriends, Ranked Best to Worst

In paying tribute to the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking HBO comedy “Sex and the City,” it seemed like a natural fit to examine the boyfriends, husbands, and other partners on the show. While the series stands out as a tribute to female friendship, the love stories scattered across six seasons often offered a great deal of insight into Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte as well.

For the record, we’re not considering the two films in this ranking, because…. well, they’re bad. More importantly, what they add to the narrative doesn’t really have the same impact as watching these characters develop over the course of seasons; the films made an effort to cram a season’s worth of story into two hours.

12. Harry Goldenblatt (Evan Handler)

Harry was always unapologetically himself, and the way he tore down Charlotte’s defenses made their love story one of the

FX Developing ‘La Niña’ Drama Based On Colombian Format From Propagate

FX is developing the hit Colombian format La Niña for the U.S. market, with The Americans scribe Hilary Bettis attached to pen the adaptation for the Caracol Televisión series, and Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens’ Propagate Content executive producing. In La Niña, after escaping a forced life of servitude to a ruthless cartel in Mexico, a woman known as "La Nina" struggles to recapture her once promising life and keep the past behind her. Bettis also executive produces…

TVLine Items: Temptation Island Revival, Chesapeake Return and More
TVLine Items: Temptation Island Revival, Chesapeake Return and More

Trouble is once again brewing on Temptation Island: The controversial reality series — which aired on Fox from 2001-2003 — is eyeing a TV comeback, with USA Network in advanced negotiations to air the revival, our sister site Deadline reports.

In the original Fox version, couples agreed to live with singles of the opposite sex in order to test their relationships. The four male contestants shacked up with a dozen female models, while their female counterparts were placed in a separate section of the island along with 12 attractive men.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Chesapeake Shores will return for Season 3 on Sunday,

NBC, ABC, Fox Start to Sell as TV’s Upfront Market Heats Up (Exclusive)

TV’s upfront ad-sales market is getting into gear.

NBC, ABC and Fox have all started to sell advance advertising commitments for their coming programming schedules, according to six executives familiar with the pace of this annual haggle session between U.S. TV networks and Madison Avenue. They join CBS, whose sales activity became more noticeable late last week.

When it comes to primetime ad slots, these executives suggest, NBCUniversal has been seeking some of the industry’s highest increases in the cost of reaching 1,000 viewers, a measure known as a Cpm that is central to this yearly sales market.

‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Planned to Protest After Roseanne Barr’s Racist Tweet
‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Planned to Protest After Roseanne Barr’s Racist Tweet

“Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris was prepared to mount a PR blitz of protest after “Roseanne” star Roseanne Barr sent out a racist tweet last month. He was as surprised as he was determined to speak out against Barr’s comment when network executives told him the plan to cancel TV’s highest-rated program in response to Barr’s indefensible comment likening former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape.

Barris gave a glimpse of the outrage that rained down on ABC leaders in the wake of Barr’s tweet from members of the creative community. Barris was one of

‘Arrested Development’: Mitch Hurwitz Did Not Realize ‘How Deeply Upsetting’ Jeffrey Tambor’s Outburst Was to Jessica Walter
‘Arrested Development’: Mitch Hurwitz Did Not Realize ‘How Deeply Upsetting’ Jeffrey Tambor’s Outburst Was to Jessica Walter

Arrested Development” creator Mitch Hurwitz recently broke his silence about the controversy surround the family comedy, telling Deadline he regrets not understanding the severity of an on-set altercation between two of the show’s stars, Jeffrey Tambor and Jessica Walter. This is the first interview Hurwitz has given since Walter broke down in tears during a recent New York Times interview with the “Arrested” cast, during which Jason Bateman minimized the incident and spoke over his onscreen mother. Hurwitz described the details of Tambor’s outburst, explaining that Tambor walked off set after Walter requested they reset.

“It was something minor, like he was doing a speech and Jessica wanted to redo something in her speech,” said Hurwitz. “She’s a perfectionist, which I have a horrible case of myself, and he’s sort of loose with it, finds his way back if he gets off course within the speech,

Why the Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland was So Important

Absolem and Russel—these are the other names that the famous Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland goes by. The Caterpillar is one of the more recognizable characters in the story, and it’s a character that served an important purpose in the story even though it wasn’t as popular compared to other characters such as the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, or the Queen of Hearts. We actually see the Caterpillar twice in the entire story of Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, first in Chapter Four and then in Chapter Five. His part in the story is pivotal to the direction that Alice

Why the Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland was So Important

Game of Thrones Season 1 on 4K Ultra HD Will Help You Get Through the Show’s Final Hiatus

Game of Thrones fans have to suffer through the show’s longest hiatus ever before its final season airs in 2019, and many viewers are spending that time theorizing and speculating about which characters will die and who will end up on the Iron Throne. However, other fans are celebrating the series’ upcoming swan song by re-watching it from the beginning, and with the release of Game of Thrones Season 1 on 4K Ultra HD this week, viewers can now binge their favorite moments in stunning 4K quality. I was fortunate enough to get an early copy of Game of Thrones Season 1

Game of Thrones Season 1 on 4K Ultra HD Will Help You Get Through the Show’s Final Hiatus

Sarah Lancashire, Sinead Cusack, Paul Ready, More Join Richard Gere In BBC Two Eight-Parter ‘MotherFatherSon’

Exclusive: Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley), Sinéad Cusack (Call the Midwife) and Paul Ready (The Terror) are among those joining Richard Gere, Helen McCrory and Billy Howle in Tom Rob Smith's eight-part drama for BBC Two, MotherFatherSon. As previously announced, Gere — in his first major TV drama role — will star alongside McCrory and Howle as the family at the heart of the series. The trio will be joined by BAFTA winner Lancashire as Angela Howard, a brilliant…

‘Temptation Island’: USA Network Near Deal For Revival Of 2000s Reality Series

Exclusive: USA Network is in advanced negotiations for Temptation Island, a revival of the 2001 Fox reality series, I have learned. Banijay Group CEO Marco Bassetti announced the upcoming U.S. reboot this morning during a keynote at the Reelscreen West 2018 confab without revealing a network. Reps for USA and Banijay declined comment. The original Temptation Island, based on an European format, was hosted by Mark L. Walberg and ran on Fox for three seasons. It featured…

Apple Orders Music Dramedy Series ‘Little Voice’ From J.J. Abrams, Sara Bareilles & Jessie Nelson
Apple Orders Music Dramedy Series ‘Little Voice’ From J.J. Abrams, Sara Bareilles & Jessie Nelson

Apple has landed half-hour romantic dramedy Little Voice, from J.J. Abrams and the Waitress duo of Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson. The upcoming streaming platform has given a straight-to-series 10-episode order to the project, which will feature original music by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Bareilles, who is co-hosting Sunday's 72nd annual Tony Awards. Nelson will write and direct the first episode and serve as showrunner for Little Voice, from…

Peter Jackson Kills the Rumors He’s Involved in Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series and the Dceu
Peter Jackson Kills the Rumors He’s Involved in Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series and the Dceu

Peter Jackson will always be associated with Middle Earth as the director behind “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” movie trilogies, but the filmmaker isn’t booking a return trip to the world for Amazon’s television series. Rumors circulated in April that Jackson was going to be involved in some capacity on “The Lord of the Rings” show, with some reports claiming he would be a producer after his lawyer, Peter Nelson, mentioned that he “recently helped start a dialogue” between Amazon and Jackson. The rumors were just rumors, however, as Jackson confirmed he’s not involved in the series.

“I’m not involved at all in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ series,” Jackson said during an interview with French outlet Allocine. “I understand how my name could come up, but there is nothing happening with me on this project.”

Jackson also shot down the other 2018 rumor

Bruce Springsteen Set To Rock Tony Awards Sunday

Bruce Springsteen, set to receive a Special Tony Award for his ongoing Springsteen on Broadway show, will take the Radio City Music Hall stage Sunday to perform live during the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. The Boss’ sold-out Broadway run was ineligible, by choice, in the regular Tony Award categories. Given the scarcity of tickets, the Springsteen producers and the rocker himself chose not to provide comp tickets to Tony voters and the press – a requirement for award…

Netflix Renews ’13 Reasons Why’ For a Third Season
Netflix Renews ’13 Reasons Why’ For a Third Season

13 Reasons Why” was renewed for a third season on Netflix, the streaming company announced on Wednesday.

The third season, which will debut in 2019, will consist of 13 episodes. Brian Yorkey will return as showrunner, with Joy Gorman, Mandy Teefey, Kristel Laiblin, Tom McCarthy, Steve Golin and Selena Gomez returning as executive producers.

The renewal of the controversial teen drama comes weeks after it debuted its second season, which premiered May 18.

The first season of the drama received both praise and criticism for its graphic depiction of teen suicide. During the second season, a scene in which Devin Druid’s character Tyler is violently sexually assaulted in a bathroom with a mop handle was met with controversy.

Bill Hader Reveals the Terrifying Reality of Auditioning for ‘SNL’
Bill Hader Reveals the Terrifying Reality of Auditioning for ‘SNL’

In a conversation between Jason Bateman (“Ozark”) and Bill Hader (“Barry”) for Variety’s “Actors on Actors,” presented by Shutterstock, the two comedians discuss Bill Hader’s terror-inducing audition process for “Saturday Night Live” where laughing is not encouraged among the judges.

“The guy — a buddy of mine — went up before and he came back and he went: “I just — I could hear myself walking around up there. It was terrible,” Hader said.

When it came time for Hader to step up, he introduced himself and the character he created: Vinny Vedecci. “I just immediately started doing the: ‘Well, sit down.

Seth Green, ‘Robot Chicken’ Team Set Hulu Animated Comedy Pilot ‘Crossing Swords’ (Exclusive)
Seth Green, ‘Robot Chicken’ Team Set Hulu Animated Comedy Pilot ‘Crossing Swords’ (Exclusive)

Seth Green and several other “Robot Chicken” writers and producers have sold an adult animated comedy pilot to Hulu, Variety has learned exclusively.

The series is titled “Crossing Swords.” When Patrick, a goodhearted young peasant with dreams of earning his knighthood and dispensing justice to evildoers, lands a coveted squire position at the royal castle, his dream job quickly turns into a nightmare. In this kingdom, corruption starts at the top, and staying true to his lofty goals will be a thornier proposition than Patrick anticipated. It’s all the sex, violence and full-frontal nudity you’d expect from a

’13 Reasons Why’ Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix

Netflix has renewed “13 Reasons Why” for a third season, the streamer announced Wednesday.

The news comes just under three weeks after the launch of Season 2 of the series on May 18. Season 3, which will consist of 13 episodes, will go into production later this year and is slated to debut in 2019.

Series creator Brian Yorkey will return as showrunner on the third season. Yorkey is also an executive producer along with Joy Gorman, Mandy Teefey, Kristel Laiblin, Tom McCarthy, Steve Golin, and Selena Gomez. The series is produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content for Netflix.

Season 2 picked up in the aftermath of Hannah’s death.

‘13 Reasons Why’ Renewed For Season 3 By Netflix

Netflix has renewed popular teen drama series 13 Reasons Why for a 13-episode third season to premiere in 2019. The Internet network confirmed the pickup in a teaser released on social medial this morning. (You can watch it above.) 13 Reasons Why creator Brian Yorkey will return as showrunner of the series, from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Its third season is slated to begin filming later this year without original star Katherine Langford, who recently conf…

13 Reasons Why Renewed for Season 3 — Watch Announcement Video
13 Reasons Why Renewed for Season 3 — Watch Announcement Video

13 Reasons Why ended Season 2 with Justin Foley asking, “What do we do now?” In 2019, we’ll get our answer.

Netflix has renewed the hit drama for a 13-episode third season, slated to premiere next year, TVLine has learned. Brian Yorkey is set to return as showrunner, with production resuming in the coming months.

Not returning, however, is Katherine Langford, who recently revealed that she’s done telling Hannah Baker’s story.

“For me, we told Hannah’s story so fully in Season 1,” she said. “In a way, doing that scene in episode 13 [of Season 2], I’ve so often referred to it as

Emmys 2018: Supporting Actress in a Drama — Our 6 Dream Nominees!
Emmys 2018: Supporting Actress in a Drama — Our 6 Dream Nominees!

Handmaid’s Tale brute Ann Dowd took home Emmy’s Supporting Actress in a Drama Series trophy in 2017, and there’s every reason to believe the seasoned thespian will be back in the hunt this year. And while TVLine’s Dream Emmy judging panel certainly would not begrudge Dowd another nod/win, we opted to throw our support behind a handful of kudos newcomers.

That’s not to say our supporting actress short list is completely free of previous nominees. In fact, one of our six choices made our Dream Emmy roster last year. Which one? And which fierce females

Johnny Galecki’s Best Work Prior to “The Big Bang Theory”

Johnny Galecki really doesn’t get enough credit for what he’s done in his career. As of now a lot of people know him for his role in The Big Bang Theory and that’s great. Playing the role of Leonard he’s made a very big name for himself and has secured what should be his crowning achievement in TV thus far. But really and truly he’s been a star since before this show and some people likely already know this. If you go back in his film and TV history he’s had appearances in some of the best shows and movies

Johnny Galecki’s Best Work Prior to “The Big Bang Theory

Younger Season 5 Premiere: #LizaToo Is The Catalyst For [Spoiler] To Learn Liza’s Ultimate Truth

Pause, turn around, and rewind if you haven’t yet seen Younger’s fifth season premiere, because Younger just delivered the biggest Omg moment of the series. Even better, it comes just as Younger is jumping into the #MeToo movement with both feet, and this is one show you can’t say is jumping on the bandwagon. For all intents and purposes, Younger has been riding on the bandwagon since Day 1. They’re just doing it their way, with a lot of drama. Skeevy remarks from a perverted old man do not get the same reactions that they did a year ago. Not that it has

Younger Season 5 Premiere: #LizaToo Is The Catalyst For [Spoiler] To Learn Liza’s Ultimate Truth

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Ciara’s Life is In Danger

Days of Our Lives fans have been watching this week as so many things have gone on. Recaps from the past few days tell us that there is a lot happening with Brady and Eve as they have made the decision to reunite. He’s upset with Victor in more ways than one, and he’s making sure he tells him what is happening in his mind. Not only did Brady reunite with Eve as the man who killed her daughter is set free, he also let Victor know that asking Theresa to stay quiet about where to find Chloe was one

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Ciara’s Life is In Danger

The Flash/Legends' Keiynan Lonsdale Opens Up About Exit: 'What I Want From Life Now Is Different'
The Flash/Legends' Keiynan Lonsdale Opens Up About Exit: 'What I Want From Life Now Is Different'

Call it, “How the West was lost.”

Keiynan Lonsdale on Wednesday morning shed light on his abrupt and somewhat unexpected exit from The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow, where for the back half of this past season he was a series regular (following a two-season “Run, Wally, run!” on The Flash).

“I’ve changed a lot in the past year (as you’ve probably noticed lol),” Lonsdale shared in a statement posted to Twitter, presumably alluding in part to his coming out as bisexual last May, “and for infinite reasons my perspective on life and what I want from it now is just completely different.

The Americans: 10 Burning Questions We Still Have After the Series Finale

The Americans‘ series finale was definitely satisfying on an emotional level… but it didn’t give us a ton in the way of narrative closure, did it?

Rather than neatly tie up every storyline and show us everyone’s eventual fate via flash-forwards, the final episode of FX’s 1980s spy drama opted for ambiguity instead, leaving many key questions about its cast of characters unanswered. And a week later, we’re still pondering a few of those key questions. (Yeah, what was Renee’s deal, anyway?)

For our own sanity’s sake, we’ve collected ten of those burning questions here,

Ranking All Five Dirty Harry Movies

Dirty Harry is legendary to a lot of people since Clint Eastwood is an epic-level actor that has done so much to this point that it’s hard for people to pick out a favorite moment of his in films. Those partial to the Dirty Harry movies however no doubt still have a tough time deciding just which one is their favorite since all of them are pretty awesome in their own right. There are a few things that make a couple of them better than the others however, but that’s not saying much since most fans would likely agree that

Ranking All Five Dirty Harry Movies

What to Stream the Weekend of June 8

Spending the weekend indoors and not sure what to watch? TV Guide editor Krutika Mallikarjuna has a few suggestions. Here's what you should stream this weekend.

Julianna Margulies, <em>Dietland</em>

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The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies returns to television in this killer new dramedy about a journalist (Joy Nash) whose journey

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Imposters Bosses Preview Series Finale, Talk Show's Post-Cancellation Future
Imposters Bosses Preview Series Finale, Talk Show's Post-Cancellation Future

We’ve got good news and bad news, Imposters fans: The recently cancelled con drama’s upcoming finale works as a series ender — but it may also leave you wanting more, creators Paul Adelstein and Adam Brooks tell TVLine.

Thursday’s series finale (Bravo, 10/9c) finds Maddie, Ezra, Richard, Jules and the rest of the crew readying to take down their nefarious boss, the Doctor, once and for all. While Brooks promises “a certain kind of closure” for that storyline, some big twists might have viewers demanding another season. So is there any hope of the show finding a new outlet to call home?