NBC Orders WILL & GRACE Revival Series

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NBC has officially announced a revival series for WILL & GRACE, the long-running comedy series starring Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally. NBC has ordered a 10-episode limited run of WILL & GRACE during the 2017-18 season.

All four stars will be returning and original series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will act as showrunners and executive producers. Legendary director James Burrows, who directed every episode of the show during its initial eight-year run, is on board to direct and executive produce.

“We’re thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and most defining comedies in NBC history is coming back,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. “This groundbreaking series for everything from gay rights to social and political commentary — all disguised as a high-speed train of witty pop culture — is coming back where it belongs.”

Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment, added: “We started talking with Mutchnick and Kohan about producing new episodes right after they shot the secret reunion show back in September, and the fact that all four of the original stars were excited about getting back into production is a testament to the joyful experience they had doing nearly 200 episodes for eight seasons. Few things cut through the clutter these days, especially in comedy, and WILL & GRACE is one of the best.”

MAJOR CRIMES Renewed for a Sixth Season

MAJOR CRIMES – Season 2 – Pictured (L-R): Graham Patrick Martin as Rusty Beck, Jonathan Del Arco as Dr. Morales, Nadine Velazquez as D.D.A. Emma Rios, Michael Paul Chan as Lt. Mike Tao, G.W. Bailey as Lt. Louie Provenza, Mary McDonnell as Captain Sharon Raydor, Tony Denison as Lt. Andy Flynn, Kearran Giovanni as Det. Amy Skyes, Ransford Doherty as Kendall, Phillip P. Keene as Buzz Watson, Robert Gossett as Assistant Chief Taylor and Raymond Cruz as Det. Julio Sanchez.

MAJOR CRIMES – Season 2 – Pictured (L-R): Graham Patrick Martin as Rusty Beck, Jonathan Del Arco as Dr. Morales, Nadine Velazquez as D.D.A. Emma Rios, Michael Paul Chan as Lt. Mike Tao, G.W. Bailey as Lt. Louie Provenza, Mary McDonnell as Captain Sharon Raydor, Tony Denison as Lt. Andy Flynn, Kearran Giovanni as Det. Amy Skyes, Ransford Doherty as Kendall, Phillip P. Keene as Buzz Watson, Robert Gossett as Assistant Chief Taylor and Raymond Cruz as Det. Julio Sanchez.

Today TNT announced that it has picked up a sixth season of the crime-drama MAJOR CRIMES. The show’s ensemble cast – including two-time Oscar® nominee Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Phillip P. Keene, Kearran Giovanni, Jonathan Del Arco and Graham Patrick Martin – will return for the 13-episode sixth season.

This past summer, MAJOR CRIMES reached an average of 10 million viewers per episode across TNT’s multiple platforms and finished the third quarter ranking as one of cable’s Top 10 dramas with adults 18-49.

MAJOR CRIMES will close out its fifth season with an eight-episode run that begins on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

BLINDSPOT Sneak Peek: Trusting Jane with Roman

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It’s new territory on BLINDSPOT, as Sandstorm proceeds with its mysterious plot and Jane Doe tries to enlist her brother to help the FBI stop them.

This second half of the season has seen a new relationship been Jane and her brother, Roman. At the end of the fall season Jane rescued Roman from Sandtorm and the dominance of their mother, Shepherd, at the last moment injecting him with the same serum that erased her memories. Then he was brought to the FBI special team’s headquarters, where Jane and the team have attempted to help him recover helpful bits of his memory. The Director of the FBI has wanted to turn Roman over to the CIA for interrogation to force out his memory as time ticks away on Shepherd’s plans to use the device to bring the country to its knees, but Jane, NSA Assistant Director Naz, and FBI Assistant Director Weller have forestalled it. New into the mix is a video discovered on Roman’s mobile phone of previously unseen tattoos Sandstorm were originally testing on Jane’s body, which last week led to the solving of a new mystery in identifying Sandstorm’s plans.

Jane has been wanting to bring Roman into the field with her in the hope that it will help unleash more of his memories, as it did with her. And she hopes it will encourage memories of Shepherd’s plans. The FBI has been reluctant to let Roman loose outside of its control, but last week Roman inadvertently helped the team decode one of the new tattoos and it becomes important again this week, leading the team to consider sending Roman into the field with Jane to help the FBI deal with a dangerous biker gang now in the city. Roman has been manipulative in the past and a danger to Jane — is Weller’s concern over sending the two out alone together warranted?

See the clips below and tune in to BLINDSPOT tonight (January 18) at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on NBC (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

Morning Static: SEINFELD, TEEN WOLF, BETTER CALL SAUL & More!

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• Legion Review: An Exhilarating Delight, Even if You Don’t Like Comic Books
• Pilot Watch: CBS Orders Mark Feuerstein Comedy Pilot, Plus Astronaut Drama
• Jerry Seinfeld Teams With Netflix for Two Stand-Up Specials, More ‘Comedians in Cars’
• Pilot Watch: Shondaland, Scandal Scribe Land Legal Drama Pilot at ABC
• High Times: Grateful Dead Sundance Documentary ‘Long Strange Trip’ Acquired By Amazon
• Big to Small Screen: Jessica Biel Anthology ‘The Sinner’ Picked Up to Series at USA Network
• Courting Controversy: ‘The Arrangement’ Creator Dodges Scientology Comparisons
• Confirmed With Chicken: Gus Fring Is Coming to ‘Better Call Saul’
• Who Knew?! Teen Wolf showrunner explains Stiles’ real name
• Sad But True: Jimmy Kimmel quizzes people about Obamacare vs. the Affordable Care Act
• Behind-the-Scenes: Sherlock Showrunner Steven Moffat Explains That Big Finale
• Must Read TV: Billy Eichner Is Trying to Talk to You
• YES! Amazon’s Sneaky Pete Is an Addictive Binge-Watch
• Will Millennials Care About The CW’s ‘Archie’ Reboot? Riverdale is network’s biggest branding challenge yet

On TV Tonight: Wednesday January 18, 2017

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC The Goldbergs Speechless Modern Family (R) Blackish Match Game
CBS Undercover Boss People’s Choice Awards 2017
CW Arrow (R) Frequency
FOX Lethal Weapon Star It’s Always Sunny/Man Seeking Woman (FXX)
NBC Blindspot Law & Order: SVU Chicago PD
MISC Schitt’s Creek (POP) Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (Bravo)
Salem (WGN)
Vikings (History)
Six (History)
Workaholics (Comedy)
Incorporated (Syfy)
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (10:30PM, TBS)

SANTA CLARITA DIET Preview: This Family Slays (and Stays) Together

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In SANTA CLARITA DIET, realtors Joel and Sheila Hammond are living a normal life in the suburbs of L.A. when Shiela mysteriously dies, vomits up her insides and then continues “living” as a member of the undead.

But things take a horrible turn for the worst when Sheila starts snacking on body parts. Her husband is understandably upset, but Sheila has never more energy or felt better. So along with their teenaged daughter Abby, the family bands together to kill very bad people and continue getting Sheila the sustenance she needs to survive.

SANTA CLARITA DIET debuts its first season on Netflix on February 3.

E! Announces Premiere Date For THE ARRANGEMENT

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E! has found success with THE ROYALS and soon the network will be launching its second scripted series, THE ARRANGEMENT.

The 10 episode, one-hour series stars Josh Henderson as Kyle West, a wildly popular Hollywood Star. One day, young actress Megan Morrison (Christine Evangelista) auditions for the female lead in a summer blockbuster opposite West. The audition leads to a date and then a relationship between West and Morrison, but she’s thrown for a loop when she’s presented with a contract that has the potential to increase her fame, but she has to question whether her relationship is about love or an arragement.

West, meanwhile, is covering up a big secret. His mentor, Terence Anderson (Michael Vartan), runs a self-organization called the Institute of The Higher Mind and is married to Kyle’s producing partner Deann. So the question becomes: is West entering into this relationship to help his reputation?

THE ARRANGEMENT will premiere on Sunday, March 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on E!

CHICAGO FIRE Sneak Peek: A Leap from the Window

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On last week’s CHICAGO FIRE, Severide heroically made the commitment to donate his bone marrow to Anna (played by ROOKIE BLUE’s Charlotte Sullivan) but unfortunately, on this week’s episode, it looks like fate has other plans.

While on a call, Severide climbs in through a window to save a young woman from her burning apartment. Unfortunately, after he safely gets the girl back outside onto the ladder, the room seems to explode and he must make a hasty exit…through the window….from the second floor. Luckily — as we see him later in the episode being treated by one of CHICAGO MED’s fine doctors — he did survive and will recover fully.

But the downside? Due to the fall and subsequent bruising on his pelvis, Severide will be unable to donate the marrow he signed over to Anna. And if viewers remember last week’s, because Anna has already started to undergo chemotherapy (essentially destroying her immune system), if she doesn’t receive new bone marrow immediately after the chemo treatment ends, her body will shut down and she will most likely die. Will the doctors be able to save her, and will Severide have any feelings of guilt if they are unable to do so?

Catch an all new CHICAGO FIRE tonight (January 17) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

On TV Tonight: Tuesday January 17, 2017

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC The Middle American Housewife Fresh Off the Boat The Real O’Neals Agents of SHIELD
CBS NCIS Bull NCIS: New Orleans
FOX New Girl The Mick Bones
NBC The Wall This Is Us Chicago Fire
CW The Flash (R) No Tomorrow
MISC The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN)
Being Mary Jane (BET)
Teachers/Throwing Shade (TVLand)
Taboo (FX)
Shooter (USA)
Billy on the Street (truTV)

FAMOUS IN LOVE Sneak Peek: The Audition

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I. Marlene King (the Executive Producer of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) is bringing another famous young adult book to the small screen with FAMOUS IN LOVE, which will air after the spring premiere of PLL.

FAMOUS IN LOVE revolves around ordinary college student Paige, who goes on an audition for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster (also based on a popular book). The clip below features the audition between Paige and Rainer, a popular actor who is set to be her co-star if she lands the role. And it looks like the pair get a little steamy during the audition.

Later, Paige does land the role, which means her ordinary life is no more because she’s about to star in Hollywood’s next big film. Her chemistry with Rainer will also continue to grow, which could lead to a relationship in the public eye. But her new life — balancing Hollywood and her college workload — strains her relationship with her two best friends – particularly Jake, who may be more than just her friend.

FAMOUS IN LOVE stars Bella Thorne as Paige Townsend, Carter Jenkins as Rainer Devon, Charlie Depew as Jake Salt, Georgie Flores as Cassandra Perkins, Niki Koss as Alexis Glenn, Pepi Sonuga as Tangey Turner, Keith Powers as Jordan Wilder and Perrey Reeves as Nina Devon.

FAMOUS IN LOVE will premiere on April 18 on Freeform.