‘Jane the Virgin’ Creator On Tonight’s Shocker, Its Aftermath & That Time Jump

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SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about tonight’s eventful episode of the CW’s Jane the Virgin.
This latest Jane the Virgin plot twist came seemingly out of nowhere. The show, known for its twisty finales that end in major cliffhangers, dropped one its biggest bombshells in a regular February episode, killing off one of the series’ major characters and a fan favorite: Jane’s husband Michael Cordero, played Brett Dier.
His death had been somewhat foreshadowed by…

Fox Brings In Rob Wade As President Of Alternative Entertainment & Specials

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Fox Broadcasting Company is reinstating its President of Alternative Entertainment and Specials post, hiring producer and executive Rob Wade for it. Starting in March, he will oversee the network’s unscripted programming, specials and alternative development slate, reporting to Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group.
Following the May 2013 departure of longtime Fox reality chief, president of alternative Mike Darnell, Fox brought in Simon Andr…

Jenny Bicks Joins ‘Divorce’ As New Showrunner Under Overall Deal With HBO

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Former Sex and the City executive producer Jenny Bicks is returning to HBO and reuniting with the star and fellow executive producer of the iconic 1998 comedy series, Sarah Jessica Parker.
Bicks has signed an overall deal with HBO. Under the pact, she has joined the network’s dark comedy series Divorce, created and executive produced by Sharon Horgan and starring Parker, as executive producer and showrunner for the upcoming second season. She replaces Paul Simms, who is…

Kathleen Rose Perkins To Star In ‘Good Girls’ NBC Drama Pilot

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Episodes alumna Kathleen Rose Perkins will lead the ensemble cast of Good Girls, NBC‘s drama pilot from The Family creator Jenna Bans.
Written and executive produced by Bans and directed by Dean Parisot, the project follows three “good girl” suburban wives and mothers who suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe, and risk everything to take their power back.
Perkins will play Beth, the ringleader of the group, a frazzled…

Jack Coleman To Co-Star In ABC Marc Cherry/Reba McEntire Drama Pilot

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Heroes alum Jack Coleman is set to co-star opposite Reba McEntire in ABC‘s Marc Cherry drama pilot, from ABC Studios.
The untitled project stars McEntire as Ruby Adair, the sheriff of colorful small town Oxblood, KY, who finds her red state outlook challenged when a young FBI agent of Middle Eastern descent is sent to help her solve a horrific crime. Coleman will play Deke Adair, Ruby’s ruggedly handsome ex-husband who is now married to Ruby’s former best friend, Randa…

‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Steady With Host Kristen Stewart & A Lot Of Politics

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Amid political turmoil, as legal battle rages over President Trump’s travel ban, and returning to originals after two weeks of Trump in office, Saturday Night Live  — with host Kristen Stewart and musical guest Alessia Cara — delivered another set of strong numbers last night, averaging a 5.0 Live+same day household rating in the metered markets and a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating in the markets with local people.
That was on par with the post-inauguration show two weeks ago…

Jalen Rose Comedy From Nahnatchka Khan Gets ABC Pilot Order

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And last but not least: Jalen Vs. Everybody. ABC wrapped its comedy pilot pickups late Friday with an official nod to a single-camera comedy starring former NBA player and current ESPN personality Jalen Rose. It comes from Nahnatchka Khan, creator/executive producer of ABC’s family comedy Fresh Off the Boat, and the series’ executive producer Jake Kasdan.
Jalen is produced by Khan’s Fierce Baby; 20th Century Fox Television, where Khan is under an overall deal; and ABC…