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Tavis Smiley Suspended by PBS After Accusations of Sexual Misconduct

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Another prominent media figure is off the air at PBS: Tavis Smiley‘s self-titled talk show has been suspended indefinitely following “multiple, credible” accusations of sexual misconduct and abuse.

The news comes from our sister site Variety, who reports that PBS hired an outside law firm to investigate Smiley’s conduct after learning of “troubling accusations” about the talk-show host. The investigation revealed that Smiley engaged in multiple sexual relationships with female staffers, some of whom believed their continued employment with Smiley hinged on those sexual relationships. He was also accused of “creating a verbally abusive and threatening environment,” with »


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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on The Originals, Gotham, Roseanne, NCIS, Grey's, S.H.I.E.L.D., Timeless and More

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Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I feel like we know a lot about The Originals’ fifth season… except for the Big Bad. Who is the Mikaelsons’ final enemy? —Karen

Ausiello: Well, that and a premiere date, am I right? Anyway, executive producer Julie Plec explains that while last season’s baddie — remember the Hollow? — will remain a present force in Season 5, the real enemy is far more complicated. “The Big Bad this year is launched from an ideology more so than one singular person’s nefarious desire, »


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TVLine Items: Jackman's Christmas Song, Live Lip Sync Battle and More

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What’s almost as good as an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle? A Hugh Jackman song-and-dance break in Fox’s A Christmas Story Live.

The X-Men actor, who’s currently starring in the P.T. Barnum biopic The Greatest Showman, will perform “Come Alive” from the movie during a commercial break in Fox’s live musical, which airs Sunday at 8/7c.

Per our sister site Variety, he’ll be joined by Greatest Showman castmates Zac Efron (High School Musical), Zendaya (K.C. Undercover) and Keala Settle (The Big C), as well as 150 dancers. Benj Pasek and »


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Arrow Confirms Colton Haynes' Return: Find Out When (and Why) Roy Is Back

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More than three months after Colton Haynes teased an Arrow encore via Twitter — and just days after series lead Stephen Amell reignited that buzz by circulating an old video of them filming together — The CW has officially announced the when and why of Roy Harper’s return.

Haynes will be back for a short arc, the network says, starting with the 15th episode of this season. (Arrow returns from the holiday break on Thursday, Jan. 18, with Episode 10.)

“We’re thrilled to announce that Colton Haynes will be reprising his role as Roy Harper,” executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle said in a statement. »


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NCIS Enlists 90210's Gabrielle Carteris for Twisty January Episode

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Fresh off overseeing Wednesday morning’s announcement of Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, SAG-aftra president Gabrielle Carteris is set to pay CBS’ NCIS a visit.

RelatedWhen Will Your Favorite Shows Return From the Holidays? Save the Dates!

TVLine has learned that the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum will guest-star in a late-January episode titled “Family Ties,” playing Julie Hart, the mother of a high school student who witnessed a crime that Gibbs’ team is investigating. Julie is described as having a huge heart and being fiercely loyal to her daughter — to a degree that paves the way for a bit of a twist. »


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Timeless Trio Readies for Season 2's Opening Time Trip — 2018 First Look

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All aboard the lifeboat for another Timeless journey!

Having cheated cancellation earlier this year, the NBC drama is gearing up for its next time-travel adventure in TVLine’s exclusive first look from the Season 2 premiere.

RELATEDTimeless Scoop on Old Hollywood Trip

Coming off last season’s shocking revelations — Lucy’s mom is Rittenhouse! Flynn’s been arrested! Something is happening to Jiya! — Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus aren’t wasting any time getting back in the time-hopping lifeboat. And if it isn’t clear from the trio’s period-appropriate attire, the episode’s title confirms to when the season opener will »


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Ratings: Bull Matches Its Season High, Chicago Med Dips to Season Lows

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CBS’ Bull this Tuesday drew 10.8 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating, rising 20 percent and two tenths from its last fresh outing (opposite This Is Us) to equal its second-largest audience of the season while matching its season high in the demo.

Bookending the Eye’s night, NCIS (12.5 mil/1.4) and New Orleans (8.9 mil/0.9) were steady.

Related2018 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Elsewhere

Fox | Lethal Weapon (4.1 mil/1.0) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (averaging 1.8 mil/0.7) were steady.

RelatedBrooklyn Nine-Nine Recap: Holt Threatened — Is [Spoiler] in Danger?

NBC | The Voice (9.8 mil/1.7) and Chicago Med (6.2 mil/1.1) each dipped a tenth week-to-week, »


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Mr. Robot Renewed for Season 4

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Mr. Robot fans need not worry that tonight’s Season 3 finale will be a series finale: USA Network has renewed the drama for a fourth season.

RelatedCable/Streaming Scorecard: What’s Renewed? What’s Cancelled?

Series creator Sam Esmail broke news of the series’ pickup on social media early Wednesday. “Calm down everyone,” he wrote on Instagram. “#MrRobot season_4.0 writers’ room is officially open for business.”

USA has not revealed how many episodes were ordered for Season 4, but conventional wisdom puts the number at 10.

Related storiesFalling Water Lands Season 2 Premiere Date at USA -- Watch an Eerie PromoPsych: The Movie »


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SAG Awards: Big Little Lies, Glow, Stranger Things Lead Nominations

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Nominations for the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on Wednesday morning, and HBO’s just-renewed Big Little Lies, Netflix’s rookie dramedy Glow and Netflix crowdpleaser Stranger Things led the TV field with four nods apiece.

HBO’s Game of Thrones followed with three nods.

Related Golden Globes: Big Little Lies, Feud, Fargo, This Is Us and Handmaid’s Tale Lead TV Nominations

Couple key takeaways: This Is Us landed a Best Drama Ensemble nod after getting snubbed last year; Netflix’s freshman drama Ozark put up a strong showing with nominations for leads Jason Bateman and »


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Dynasty Video: A Tense Family Reunion Threatens Cristal's Happy Holiday

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If you think “Christmas with the Carringtons” sounds like a quaint made-for-tv movie, you’ll be very surprised by this week’s Dynasty.

RelatedDynasty Boss Breaks Down Claudia’s Reveal, the Show’s New Direction: ‘We’re Cranking Up the Crazy’

Sammy Jo’s mother Iris finally arrives in the United States during Wednesday’s fall finale (The CW, 9/8c), but her behavior in TVLine’s exclusive sneak peek might surprise you. More specifically, she isn’t nearly the monster Cristal has made her out to be — unless concealing one’s true intentions runs in their family. (Which, you know, »


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2017 in Review: Omg-est Plot Twists!

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Life comes at you fast. Plot twists on your favorite TV shows come at you even faster.

In celebration of all the small screen moments that made us stop and say, “Whoa” this year, we’ve compiled a list of the biggest curveballs TV threw us in 2017. And while it probably goes without saying, we’re going to make sure everyone’s perfectly clear: There are spoilers galore in the gallery to the right.

Body switches. Revealed secret identities. Surprise siblings. Unexpected parentage. Nefariously revived-from-the-dead dragons. You name it, we’ve included it in our rundown.

Omg shockers from The Good Place, »


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Riverdale Meets Charlie Brown in Fallon's 'Peanuts' Parody — Watch

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The expansion of the Riverdale Cinematic Universe has officially begun, with Kj Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch and Cole Sprouse all appearing in character during the Tonight Show sendup Peanuts.

RelatedLast Week’s Riverdale Recap: Snakes and Skin

The spot-on parody puts Jimmy Fallon’s Charlie Brown at the center of the action, with the central mystery involving the murder of Linus Van Pelt (#SecurityBlanketFail). Like Archie, Charlie Brown’s also got a thing going with his teacher Miss Othmar, and is inspired to write a song after learning that his friend has died. Steve Higgins and Questlove »


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Brooklyn 99 Recap: Holt Threatened in Fall Finale — Is [Spoiler] in Danger?

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Tuesday closed out its exceptional fall run with two big returns and one not-so-thinly veiled threat.

RelatedWhen Will Your Favorite Shows Return From the Holidays? Save These Dates!

Before we get to any of that, let’s start with Rosa, who in the first half-hour not only came out as bisexual to the rest of the squad, but also to her parents (From Dusk Till Dawn’s Danny Trejo and Orange Is the New Black’s Olga Merediz), who were not nearly as understanding. She tricked Jake into attending dinner with Mom and Dad, who assumed that »


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The Voice Top 8 Results Show Recap: Which Singers Survived the Bloodbath?

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And now, the end is near. Ahead of next week’s crowning of Chloe Kohanski as the winner Season 13 finals, The Voice cut four contestants on Tuesday. Based on Monday’s Top 8 performances, I’d have dropped Adam Cunningham, Keisha Renee, Davon Fleming and Chloe Kohanski — I know, I know. That’s sacrilege! (And yes, in hindsight, I was giving out A’s like they were certificates of participation; blame the Christmas spirit?) Based on TVLine’s Top 8 poll and iTunes sales, it looked like the same quartet was on the chopping block, except Noah was in trouble, not the »


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Designated Survivor's Big 'Midseason Event,' 7 Months in the Making, Is Here

12 December 2017 4:42 PM, PST

On May 14 of this year, Kiefer Sutherland appeared on stage at ABC’s Upfront presentation to reflect on Designated Survivor‘s freshman run and then tease of Season 2 — quite far in advance — a “midseason event that I believe will knock the socks off of our audience.”

Well hold onto your Hanes, because that time arrives on Wednesday at 10/9c.

RelatedWhen Will Your Favorite Shows Return From the Holidays?

“We have been thinking about this [storyline] for a very long time,” showrunner Keith Eisner tells TVLine with a nod to Sutherland’s seven-month-old promise. Without spoiling the twist, he teases: “It’s »


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SNL Promotes Colin Jost, Michael Che to Co-Head Writers in Season 43

12 December 2017 3:12 PM, PST

Saturday Night Live is doubling down on its commitment to Colin Jost and Michael Che, promoting the Weekend Update duo to co-head writers, NBC announced Tuesday. They will join current head writers Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker.

RelatedWas James Franco’s SNL Hosting Stint the Worst of the Season?

Jost and Che — who in addition to headlining Weekend Update served as SNL staff writers — fill the void left by Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider; the former head writers left at the beginning of the current Season 43 to develop a series with SNL exec producer Lorne Michaels.

SNL also announced that »


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The Punisher Renewed for Season 2

12 December 2017 1:34 PM, PST

Netflix is handing out more punishment: The streamer has renewed Marvel’s The Punisher for Season 2.

The announcement was made via a video on the show’s Facebook page.

RelatedJessica Jones Gets Season 2 Premiere Date, Spider Man-Mocking Teaser

The series follows Daredevil adversary The Punisher, aka Frank Castle (played by Jon Bernthal), as he uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. The vigilante must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than just the family that he lost.

The cast also includes Deborah Ann Woll (Marvel’s Daredevil), Paul Schulze (Suits, Nurse Jackie »


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Jill Hennessy to Play Kevin Bacon's Wife in Showtime Pilot City on a Hill

12 December 2017 1:00 PM, PST

Showtime’s drama pilot City on a Hill is adding a few more citizens to its population.

Crossing Jordan veteran Jill Hennessy has signed on as a series regular, TVLine has learned, joining Kevin Bacon and Underground‘s Aldis Hodge in the main cast. Bacon stars as FBI agent Jackie Rhodes, who teams up with district attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge) in 1990s Boston to take on a family of armored-car robbers — and a corrupt and racist justice system.

Hennessy will play Jackie’s wife Jenny Rhodes, whose motivations might end up clashing with her husband’s. Known best for her »


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She-Ra Cartoon Gets Netflix Reboot

12 December 2017 12:40 PM, PST

For the honor of Greyskull: The Princess of Power is back!

Netflix has given a series order to an updated version of the 1980s animated action series She-Ra, the streaming video service announced Tuesday.

Children of the ’80s will remember She-Ra as the alter ego of Princess Adora, He-Man’s twin sister, who leads a rebellion to free the planet of Etheria from tyrannical rule.

Noelle Stevenson (the Lumberjanes comic book series) will executive-produce the cartoon’s reboot, which is described as “a modern take on the ’80s girl-power icon for a new generation of young fans” that will be »


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The Good Fight Sets Season 2 Premiere Date on CBS All Access

12 December 2017 12:29 PM, PST

The Good Fight will be back in session in less than three months.

CBS All Access announced Tuesday that the Good Wife spinoff’s 13-episode second season will launch on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Same situation as Season 1: New episodes will be available weekly on Sundays only to CBS All Access subscribers.

RelatedThe Good Wife: Does Helen Hunt Regret Turning Down the Role of Alicia? Watch

Here’s the official Season 2 logline:

The world is going insane, and the Chicago murder rate is on the rise. Amidst the insanity, Diane (Christine Baranski), Lucca (Cush Jumbo), Maia (Rose Leslie »


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