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TV NEWS FOR THE WEEK ENDING 12/30/16


Some TV News that you may have missed the last couple of weeks due to the holidays.

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  • A&E FINALLY DECIDED TO CANCEL THEIR KKK DOCUSERIES, ESCAPING THE KKK, BUT NOT FOR THE REASONS IT SHOULD HAVE. The network cited ethical concerns because they found the producers paid people who participated in the series  – INDIEWIRE
  • THE CRUEL INTENTIONS REBOOT IS OFFICIALLY DEAD. The pilot was ordered by NBC and left in contention for potential pickup in May. Sony – the studio behind the series – continued to shop the series around.  I was able to watch the pilot in May and was not good but definitely enjoyable – VULTURE
  • THE BROTHER OF THE SLAIN JONBENET RAMSEY SUES CBS AND THE PRODUCTION COMPANY CRITICAL CONTENT OVER DOCUSERIES THE CASE OF: JONBENET RAMSEY FOR $750M. The true crime docuseries reunited the original investigators of the unsolved murder to reexamine the case. Upon further rehashing the case, they hypothesized that Burke Ramsey accidentally killed his sister – PEOPLE

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Zoe Saldana Cast in NBC’s Rosemary’s Baby


Ughh another remake/reboot. This might be interesting though with Zoe Saldana.

TVLine

Rosemarys Baby Zoe Saldana Cast NBCZoe Saldana should probably pick up a copy of What to Expect When You’re Expecting Satan’s Spawn, because she’s been cast as the lead in NBC’s adaptation of the horror classic Rosemary’s Baby.The Star Trek siren will play Rosemary, the role made famous by Mia Farrow in Roman Polanski’s 1968 film, in the Peacock Net’s upcoming miniseries based on Ira Levin’s demonic novel.

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NBC’s version of the tale moves the action to Paris, where young wife/mother-to-be Rosemary and her husband move into an apartment with a dark history. As time passes, Rosemary becomes convinced that her husband and neighbors have nefarious designs on her unborn child.

Saldana will also co-executive-produce the four-hour project with a team that includes Joshua Maurer (Rubicon) and Lionsgate Television. Agnieszka Holland (Treme) will direct, with a script by Scott Abbott…

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Scandal Casts Khandi Alexander as Olivia’s Mom


Oh snap. Loveee Khandi Alexander. I can see why they cast her.

TVLine

Khandi-Alexander-ScandalScandal‘s about to have a “Whoa, mama!” moment.

Khandi Alexander (Treme, CSI: Miami) has been cast in the recurring role of Maya Lewis, late mother of Kerry Washington‘s Olivia Pope, and will start appearing in flashbacks beginning with this Thursday’s episode (10/9c on ABC), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Alexander currently stars in HBO’s Treme, which kicks off an abbreviated fourth and final season Dec. 1 on HBO.

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Last week’s Scandal included a doozy of a plot twist involving the character Alexander will play. (Click here for our recap if you don’t mind getting spoiled.)

Excited about Alexander joining Scandal? Looking forward to flashbacks of Liv and her mom? Sound off below!

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