‘9-1-1’ Chief on Why That Gutting Maddie-Chimney-Doug Cliffhanger Won’t Be Resolved Right Away

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(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Monday’s “9-1-1”)

Ouch! That’s gotta hurt.

“9-1-1” returned after a long hiatus Monday night with an episode that stabbed fans right in the gut in its final moments — when Chimney (Kenneth Choi) got stabbed right in the gut.

Just when it seemed he and Maddie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) were going to finally make things official with their first real date, her estranged, abusive husband, Doug (Brian Hallisay) — who has been secretly stalking her and buddying up to Chimney by hiding his true identity — attacked Chimney in front of her apartment and left him for dead. Right after Maddie had finally summoned up the courage to send him the divorce papers, too!

And while we know you are probably dying to make sure that he’s OK — and not, you know, dying — “9-1-1” showrunner Tim Minear tells TheWrap there will be a pause before you find out Chimney’s fate and what happens to Maddie after Doug busts through her door and knocks her out.

“We want you to be worried for a little bit,” the Fox first responder drama’s chief said.

“As we go out on [Episode 211], Chimney is not OK. (laughs),” Minear said. “And then in the next episode we’re going to be doing a Chimney origin story and it does not forget where we are in the timeline, but we’re going to learn more about Chimney and then we’ll come back and resolve his storyline in the present. And Chimney does everything in this origin story and we learn so much. It’s amazing.”

OK, so we can’t promise you Chimney survives, but the guy has lived through a pipe in the head — so we’re hoping he can make it through several stabs to the gut too.

Meanwhile, Minear told us what else to expected in the backhalf of Season 2, including a “heist” episode called, “Ocean’s 9-1-1” and one installment where they are sent back to the Stone Age — technologically speaking.

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“Episode 214 is called ‘Broken’ where things just start to break, literally, not just Southern California infrastructure but the call center breaks down,” Minear said. “And so we get to see what happens in a situation where they have to go analog and they have to go back to the white boards, and the clipboards, and the 3 x 5 cards, and the Thomas Guides, and the handset radios. Like what do you do when that incredibly complex computer dispatch system goes down? It causes chaos out on the streets and we get to see that chaos in the call center and outside in the world.”

And then yet another origin story, but this one gets to the heart of Peter Krause’s Bobby.

“And then we’ll be doing a hybrid of one of our origin stories and a regular episode, it’s called ‘Bobby Begins Again’ and we get to explore what happens when he first came to the 118,” Minear said. “And then the next two episodes build to a big finale I don’t want to give away yet.”

Fine, as long as Chimney is OK.

“9-1-1” airs Mondays at 9/8c on Fox.

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Ryan Murphy Sets ‘Hollywood’ as First Original Netflix Series

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Ryan Murphy has set “Hollywood,” which he describes as “a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown,” as his next Netflix series — and the first original to be ordered since the prolific producer signed his reported $300 million deal with the streamer last February.

“‘Hollywood’ — my new Netflix show co-created with Ian Brennan — begins principal photography this summer,” Murphy captioned an Instagram post of the Hollywood sign Friday. “A love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown, this straight-to-series production will be my third show for Netflix and I couldn’t be more excited or proud about the work we are doing together. More to come…”

Netflix did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for further details on the series, however their official See What’s Next Twitter account tweeted this, not long after Murphy’s Instagram post went up:

Ryan Murphy is bringing “Hollywood” to Netflix. Co-created with Ian Brennan, Murphy describes the new series as “a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown” https://t.co/RzeQ10iRNH pic.twitter.com/RpnTllgDO7

— See What’s Next (@seewhatsnext) February 22, 2019

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“Hollywood” marks the third project Murphy has going at Netflix, along with the Sarah Paulson-led “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” prequel series,”Ratched,” and the “The Politician,” a satire starring Ben Platt.

However, those two shows are produced by 20th Century Fox Television — Murphy’s old studio — and were picked up by the streamer before the “American Horror Story” creator left Fox for his pricey overall pact at Netflix.

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Emma Roberts to Return for ‘American Horror Story’ Season 9, Ryan Murphy Says

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Emma Roberts is coming back for “American Horror Story” Season 9, Ryan Murphy announced Wednesday. And Olympic medalist Gus Kenworthy is playing her boyfriend.

“That special moment when you realize you have an Olympic medal AND will be playing Emma Roberts’ boyfriend on ‘American Horror Story’ Season 9,” the FX anthology series’ creator captioned an Instagram post featuring a shot of the skier.

The news of Roberts’ return for the upcoming installment is the first casting announcement to be made for the currently-untitled ninth season. No plot or character details have been released about the show’s next batch of episodes, so right now all we know is the “AHS” alum is back and she’s got Kenworthy as a beau this time.

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This will mark the silver medalist’s first time appearing on “American Horror Story,” but Roberts has previously appeared on “Apocalypse” (Season 8), “Cult” (Season 7), “Freak Show” (Season 4), and “Coven” (Season 3). The actress reprised her “Coven” role of witch Madison Montgomery for the recently wrapped eighth season, which was a crossover between that installment and “Murder House” (Season 1).

Representatives for FX and 20th Century Fox did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on Roberts and Kenworthy’s castings, but Murphy’s word is normally gospel when it comes to this show — and everything else he does.

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Weinstein Accuser Rosanna Arquette Said She Couldn’t Find Work, So Ryan Murphy Cast Her in ‘Ratched’

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Rosanna Arquette has been cast on Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix series, “Ratched,” starring and executive produced by Sarah Paulson.

Paulson made the announcement herself Monday, saying the decision to add the actress to the show came after she and Murphy read interviews where Arquette said she was struggling to find work after being one of the first women to make sexual misconduct accusations against Harvey Weinstein.

“The story of Rosanna Arquette is a triumphant one- but it’s also disturbing,” Paulson wrote in an Instagram post Monday. “She was one of the first women to publicly speak out about Harvey Weinstein. I was stirred by several of her recent interviews where she was quoted as saying she couldn’t find work -or representation -this seems a direct consequence of her bravery. I am producing a new Netflix show, RATCHED, with Ryan Murphy- and we decided this could not stand.”

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Paulson continued: “Her body of work -from Desperately Seeking Susan to Pulp Fiction and beyond, has always been deeply inspiring to both of us. So there will be a multi-episode arc for this extraordinary actress. Ratched starts shooting Wednesday and I say with great pride- welcome to our family, Rosanna. I am thrilled to be in a position, due to the empowerment of my friend and collaborator, Ryan Murphy, not to just act in a piece, but hire the talent showcased in it, as well.”

“Ratched” is set in the 1940s and centers on the professional beginnings for a young version of the villainous Nurse Ratched, who originated in the 1962 Ken Kesey novel, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

The prequel series stars Paulson in the titular role, along with Judy Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Sharon Stone, Corey Stoll, Jon Jon Briones, Charlie Carver, Harriet Harris, Hunter Parrish, Amanda Plummer and Finn Wittrock.

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Michael Douglas, producer of the 1975 Milos Forman-directed film adaptation, and Murphy are executive producers on the prequel project, written by Evan Romansky. Netflix previously handed the series a two-season, 18-episode order.

Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, “Ratched” was one of the final series Murphy developed at the studio before moving over to Netflix with a rich overall deal last year.

See Paulson’s Instagram post below.

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The story of Rosanna Arquette is a triumphant one- but it’s also disturbing. She was one of the first women to publicly speak out about Harvey Weinstein. I was stirred by several of her recent interviews where she was quoted as saying she couldn’t find work -or representation -this seems a direct consequence of her bravery. I am producing a new Netflix show, RATCHED, with Ryan Murphy- and we decided this could not stand. Her body of work -from Desperately Seeking Susan to Pulp Fiction and beyond, has always been deeply inspiring to both of us. So there will be a multi-episode arc for this extraordinary actress. Ratched starts shooting Wednesday and I say with great pride- welcome to our family, Rosanna. I am thrilled to be in a position, due to the empowerment of my friend and collaborator, Ryan Murphy, not to just act in a piece, but hire the talent showcased in it, as well.

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Despite Ryan Murphy’s move to Netflix, FX chairman John Landgraf doesn’t see “American Horror Story” or “American Crime Story” ending anytime soon.

“We have three or four ideas in active development where we’ve sort of acquired rights,” Landgraf said Monday during the television critics association press tour. “I think there are many more cycles of ‘American Crime Story’ to come and more of ‘American Horror Story.’” Currently, “AHS” is renewed through season 10, so its has two more seasons to go still.

Landgraf added that Murphy currently does not have any ideas for another season of “Feud.”

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“American Crime Story” was at one point going to to a season on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, but Landgraf said that may no longer be the case. “As far as I know, ‘Katrina’ is not still in the mix.”

Murphy left his longtime home at 20th Century Fox for an eye-popping $300 million deal last year to produce new series and films for Netflix, joining a swarm of TV talent shifting over to streaming. He still remains involved with his Fox-produced series, which included Fox’s “911” and the upcoming “The Politician,” which will stream on Netflix.

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Ryan Murphy has announced 10 actors who will star in his upcoming Netflix drama “Ratched,” including Judy Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Sharon Stone and Corey Stoll.

Also joining the cast of the “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” prequel series, which will star Sarah Paulson in the titular role, are Jon Jon Briones, Charlie Carver, Harriet Harris, Hunter Parrish, Amanda Plummer and Finn Wittrock.

“‘Ratched’ on Netflix starts shooting in a couple weeks,” Murphy wrote in a post on Instagram on Monday. “On behalf of myself and Ms. Sarah Catharine Paulson who plays the title role and is also a big fancy producer on it, we are thrilled to announce our amazing cast…a true murderers’ row of talent. So many of these actors are supremely talented folks who Sarah and I have both longed to work with.”

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He continued, “More to come, but come on…Sarah, Cynthia, Judy, Amanda and Sharon, all doing scenes together? I cannot WAIT.”

“Ratched” is set in the 1940s and centers on the professional beginnings for a young version of the villainous Nurse Ratched, who originated in the 1962 Ken Kesey novel, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

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Michael Douglas, producer of the 1975 Milos Forman-directed film adaptation, and Murphy are executive producers on the prequel project, written by Evan Romansky. Netflix previously handed the series a two-season, 18-episode order.

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Olivia de Havilland’s Lawsuit Over FX’s ‘Feud’ Denied Review by Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court denied a review of a lawsuit by actress Olivia de Havilland, who sued FX Networks over its depiction of her in the Ryan Murphy series, “Feud: Bette and Joan.”

The high court on Monday rejected her petition to review the dismissal of her lawsuit, which had been allowed to proceed initially by a Los Angeles judge, before a California appeals court reversed that decision. De Havilland then attempted to petition both the California Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court, but neither thought any intervention was necessary.

The Supreme Court did not give a reason for its decision, instead listing her court case under “Certiorari Denied” (Certiorari is the legal term used when a higher court reviews a lower court’s decision).

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The 102-year-old de Havilland was portrayed by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the limited series about Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. She claimed that the series depicted her in an unflattering light as a “vulgar gossip” and “hypocrite.” Specifically, her lawsuit asserted her right of publicity and false light.

Her legal case was centered around the issue of whether Hollywood projects are protected by the First Amendment, which de Havilland’s legal team argued that FX went too far with “Feud.” The California appeals court ruled that her lawsuit should have been thrown out initially by the Los Angeles judge because it’s precluded by the First Amendment.

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