ABC has picked up a 13-episode second season of the Roseanne spinoff, up from 11 from Season 1, with the core cast of John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert and Lecy Goranson returning. Michael Fishman is expected to be in some of the episodes, according to Deadline. "While not the mega hit of the size of the Roseanne revival, The Conners has been a breakout for ABC," says Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. "In its first season, the Roseanne followup averaged 9.5 million total viewers and a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating (Live+7) to rank as the season’s No. 1 new comedy in total viewers and 18-49 and ABC’s No. 1 comedy in both categories. The Conners improved its Tuesday 8 PM time period by 33% in total viewers and by 22% in adults 18-49, posting 5-year highs for ABC in the half-hour."
The series order caps a long development process to bring the iconic defense attorney, famously played by Raymond Burr, back to TV. Robert Downey Jr. was originally planning to star in a Perry Mason movie. Instead, he'll serve as an executive producer on the HBO series. In addition, HBO veteran Tim Van Patten is on board as an executive producer and director. Rhys plays Mason as the legendary criminal defense attorney in 1932 Los Angeles. This is the second upcoming series set in 1930s Los Angeles, after the 1938-set Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.
"I think in the world we live in now nothing is ever gone,” co-creator Schur told moderator and Parks and Rec guest-star Patton Oswalt at Paleyfest. “I think everyone on this stage — and like six other people — would have to feel like there’s a story that needed to be told. What I felt personally, the show had an argument to make and the argument was about teamwork, friendship, positivity, being an optimist....and believing people can do good and the power of public service, and that with good people around you....good things are possible.... I don’t feel like we left anything on the table, really. I feel like the show made its argument.”
"It took me a while to know this woman (there are 64000 of us after all) Not until she spoke to me about her experience did I fully realize the warrior she truly is (MOD for real x209840000) she does really great things for causes that deserve it," Headey wrote on Instagram in response to Clarke's revleation she suffered two brain aneurysms during Game of Thrones' early years. "She’s kind and determined and funny and aware. #Thursday’s MVP ... Here’s to @emilia_clarke."
Rob Ostlere spent months auditioning for his role Waymar Royce, only to die five minutes into the pilot. “I didn’t really realize the significance until they really started killing off all these big characters in the way the show’s famous for,” says Ostlere, who currently stars on the British medical drama Holby City and lists his GoT accomplishment in his Twitter bio. “And then I sort of realized – ‘Hey, that’s quite amazing, isn’t it?’”
The ER alum will take on the role originally played by Diahann Carroll on the original Dynasty. Michele will make her debut later this season, with the possibility she'll become a full-fledged series regular next season. Michele's most recent TV roles were on Star and Queen Sugar.
The Hills alum and Very Cavallari star will helm the revival of the classic reality show when it kicks off with a two-hour premiere on May 9.
The comedy starring Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow will drop on the streaming service on Sept. 27.
The Coupling, Flashforward and Smash alum will play the husband of Liu's socialite character in the 1982-set portion of the Marc Cherry CBS All Access darkly comedic drama set in three different decades: 1960s, 1980s and 2010s.
“I don’t mean like your standard fare. I mean like the really bad ones,” the Veep star explained to Jimmy Fallon. “I’ve gotten very used to using that language and I have to check myself. I’m like, oh, can I have some more of that mother-f***ing, c**k-su***ng maple syrup?” ALSO: Louis-Dreyfus reveals Veep bloopers with Tony Hale.
Andi Mack vet Chelsea Zhang is joining the DC Universe series as Rose Wilson, aka the Ravager, who is the daughter of Esai Morales' Deathstroke. Earlier this week, Chella Man was cast as Deathstroke's son Jericho.
CNN originally created the book -- featuring photos, memories and quotes from everybody from Barack Obama to Questlove -- as a "keepsake" for Bourdain's 11-year-old daughter Ariane. Anthony Bourdain Remembered will be released on May 28, one week before the anniversary of Bourdain's death.
Stiller explained on Ellen how he ended up playing President Trump's former attorney on SNL after requesting tickets for a show. “It’s really funny,” says Stiller. “I was going to take my daughter Ella — who’s actually here today — to see Saturday Night Live for the first time, and I emailed Lorne Michaels… and I said, ‘Hey, do you think I can come by,’ and he said, ‘Sure, and by the way, do you happen to have a Michael Cohen lying around?’ Like a Michael Cohen impression. Which I didn’t. Because, who does, really?” Stiller says he studied Cohen by watching YouTube videos.
The Fox Nation host tweeted this morning, "Never thought I’d say this but...@Trevornoah has been on fire lately." Lahren cited recent Daily Show segments in which she says Noah was "fending off the 'woke' police," calling out Elizabeth Warren on reparations and calling out "double standard feminists" after he recently defended her over death threats she received following a 2016 appearance. "Love it!" tweeted Lahren.
"I was having dinner and someone said, 'You know, the Friends building is just about two blocks over,'" Cox said of her Instagram video on Busy Tonight. "The Friends building? What does that even mean?... I didn’t remember the interstitial shots outside."