Morning Static: AMERICAN IDOL, PSYCH, ONCE UPON A TIME & More!

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• American Idol Officially Revived at ABC, Ryan Seacrest Back as Host?
• Class Act: Jimmy Kimmel Responds to ‘Very Sick and Sad’ Critics of Health Care Plea
• Once Upon a Time: Jennifer Morrison speaks out on upcoming exit
• Daytime Drama: Days of Our Lives welcomes back Chandler Massey
• ‘Psych’ Reunion: Cast Reuniting for Holiday Movie on USA Network in December
• Fight the Tower! WGA backs Stephen Colbert against the FCC
• It’s Official: The Grammys Will Return to NYC in 2018
• RIP: NO TOMORROW and FREQUENCY Cancelled by The CW
• Fall TV Preview: NBC Orders A.P. BIO to Series
• WHAAAAAAT! Season 13 of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Delayed…

Morning Static: NETFLIX, DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, LATE NIGHT WARS & More!

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• Class Act: Stephen Colbert Urges Viewers To Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s Monday Monologue
• Pass the Kleenex: Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Details of His Son’s Birth & Heart Disease
• Cool Beans: Netflix’s ‘Dear White People’ Earns A Rare 100 Percent On Rotten Tomatoes
• We Write Your Favorite Shows. We Need to Get Paid.
• DEAL!! WGA Details Gains After Post-Deadline Accord Averts Strike
• Strange But True: You Might Soon Be Able to Watch House of Cards Without a Netflix Subscription
• RIP: An Ode to Carrie Fisher’s Perfect Catastrophe Swan Song
• Mogul in Training: Proof That Ryan Seacrest Is TV’s Busiest Overachiever
• WGA Deal Decoded: Big TV Gains But Movie Writers Have Less to Celebrate
• The Business of Show: ‘Designated Survivor’ Taps Fourth Showrunner
• Rumor Patrol: American Idol Reboot Eyed at ABC

Morning Static: 13 REASONS WHY, GENIUS, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK & More!

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• Awwww Alert: Ellen DeGeneres brings 13 Why star to tears over Lady Gaga
• Source: Ryan Seacrest is Kelly Ripa’s new co-host on ‘Live.’
• Standing O: Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj White House Correspondents’ Dinner full monologue
• Scoop: Twitter Partners With Bloomberg for 24/7 Live Streaming News Network Launching This Fall
• A Beautiful Mind: ‘Genius’ director Ron Howard reveals why he’s on a mission to turn scientists into celebrities
• Descendants 2 Trailer: Mal Wages War Against Ursula’s Daughter Uma
• Daytime Emmy Winners: Y&R and Days Lead Soap Pack, GH Named Best Drama
• The Business of Show: TNT’s ‘Last Ship’ Delays Production Due to Star Eric Dane’s Depression
• ‘Orange Is The New Black’: Hacker Says He Stole New Season, Demands Ransom From Netflix
• Inside Samantha Bee’s ‘Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner’: Will Ferrell’s Roast, Alternate Timelines, Fox News In Memoriam
• Pilot Panic: 10 TV pilots likely to score series pickups

Morning Static: RIVERDALE, iZOMBIE, THE SIMPSONS & More!

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• A&E Doubles Down On Nonfiction, Exits Scripted In Programming Strategy Shift
• Bravo Unveils Unscripted Slate With 6 New & 18 Returning Series; More ‘Real Housewives’ & ‘Vanderpump Rules’
• Blind Item: Which New Drama Series Is So Bad Its Network Tried to Dump It?
• All Hail! Elisabeth Moss Is the Queen of Peak TV
• Q&A: Riverdale’s Madelaine Petsch on Cheryl Blossom, Defying Mean Girl Clichés, and Calling Luke Perry a DILF
• Funny Business: The Simpsons skewers Trump’s first 100 days in office
• Cable Ace: HBO developing Wag the Dog TV series
• New Zip Code: 90210’s Shenae Grimes Returning to The CW With Guest Spot on iZombie
• Profiles in Awesome: The Gospel According to Neil Gaiman

Afternoon Static: ELEMENTARY, THE HANDMAID’S TALE, AMERICAN GODS & More!

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• The CW Announces Season Finale Dates: SUPERNATURAL, ARROW, THE 100 and More
• Chuck It Out! Yvonne Strahovski Talks Playing ‘One of the Bad Guys’ in Handmaid’s Tale
• Elementary Boss Talks Renewal Odds, Teases Cliffhanger Ending for Season 5
• RIP: Happy Days’ Erin Moran Dead at 56
• The Business of Show: ‘When Calls The Heart’ Renewed For Season 5 On Hallmark Channel
• Fox Ramps Up Off-Cycle Development, Eyes Multiple Pilot Orders This Summer
• BBC announces major new season, Gay Britannia, marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act
• ‘American Gods’: Everything You Need to Know About 2017’s Trippiest TV Show
• TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale
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Morning Static: THE X-FILES, HULU, SCANDAL & More!

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• First Look: The X-Files Renewed for 10-Episode (!!) Season 11 at Fox
• RIP: ‘Scandal’ Star Opens Up About Decision to Leave (and That Shocking Death)
• The CW Announces Season Finale Dates: SUPERNATURAL, ARROW, THE 100 and More
• Late Night Wars: Stephen Colbert Still Reeling From Loss Of Bill O’Reilly
• ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Review: Elisabeth Moss-Led Adaptation Is Gripping, Chilling
• On Point: Jimmy Kimmel Introduces Starbucks’ Two New Girlie Drinks For Our Troubled Times
• Cool Beans: ‘Atlanta,’ Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Named Peabody Award Winners
• Pilot Watch: ‘Locke & Key’ Drama From Carlton Cuse, Joe Hill & IDW Gets Hulu Pilot Order, Scott Derrickson To Direct
• YASSSSSS: ‘Younger’ & ‘Teachers’ Renewed For New Seasons By TV Land
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Afternoon Static: NETFLIX, FOX NEWS, FREEFORM & More!

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• So True: Netflix Prez says streaming service’s biggest competition is sleep
• Freeform Trailers: ‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger,’ Lonely Island’s ‘Alone Together’ & Drama ‘The Bold Type’
• Bill O’Reilly Out At Fox News Channel, Ending 21-Year Run
• ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Season 3 Trailer: Ellie Kemper Gives It The Ol’ College Try
• Life-Size Sequel, Starring Tyra Banks, Coming to Freeform as Holiday Event
• Opinion: American Gods just became the most important show on TV
• I would Even Fly United to See This! Battlestar Galactica reunion set for ATX Festival
• News You Can Use: HBO’s Animals Is the Best TV Comedy You’re Not Watching
• TV Showrunners Speak Out on Possible Writers Strike: “Anybody Would Be Crazy to Want” One

Morning Static: BLOODLINE, OUTLANDER, AMERICAN GODS & More!

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• The Business of Show: Imposters Renewed for Season 2
• Supergirl: Pivotal James Olsen Episode Casts This Is Us’ Young Randall
• Girls EP on Finale Scene That Landed on the Cutting Room Floor: ‘It Was Heartbreaking to Let It Go’
• Bloodline Sets Final Season Premiere: Watch the Ominous Trailer
• OUTLANDER Season 3 Preview: Trying to Find One Another Again
• Daytime Drama: Alison Sweeney Returning To ‘Days Of Our Lives’
• Gulp: Netflix Tells Analysts It Will Be Hurt If Writers Go On Strike
• ‘American Gods’ Review: Starz’s Adaptation Of Neil Gaiman Novel Simply Divine
• Postmortem: Girls’ Final Season Was the Show at Its Saddest, and Best
• Fox Orders a Weekly Showtime at the Apollo Series… Which, Like All TV Shows, Will Be Hosted By Steve Harvey
• Pretty Little Liars Refresher: Everything to Remember for the Mid-Season Premiere
• CooL Beans: Better Call Saul creators on the return of multiple Breaking Bad characters
• Bates Motel: Freddie Highmore says finale is both the ‘funniest’ and ‘saddest’ episode they’ve done

Afternoon Static: SWITCHED AT BIRTH, SUPERGIRL, SCANDAL & More!

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• GRACE AND FRANKIE Renewed for Season 4; Lisa Kudrow Joins the Cast
• ‘Trust’: Donald Sutherland To Play J. Paul Getty In FX Anthology Series
• The Business of Show: ‘The Magicians’ Renewed For Season 3 By Syfy
• ‘Supergirl’: Calista Flockhart To Return For Season 2 Two-Episode Finale
• Streaming News: ‘The Path’ Renewed For Season 3 By Hulu
• Postmortem: Switched at Birth EP on Finale’s ‘Family Triangle,’ Reunion Hopes and More
• Cool Beans: The Mist ‘Screws With Your Mind’ in Trailer for Spike’s Series Adaptation
• RIP: General Hospital Vet Peter Hansen, Played Lee Baldwin, Dead at 95
• USA Announces Summer Schedule: SUITS, SHOOTER, THE SINNER and More
• Supergirl Season Finale: Tyler Hoechlin (Finally) Returning as Superman
• 13 Reasons Why: Dylan Minnette reveals an emotional improvised moment
• David Mandel on Making ‘Veep’ in the Trump Era — And the “Golden Shower” Joke He Had to Cut (Guest Column)
• ‘Scandal’ Hits 100 Episodes: Casting Secrets, Trump and a Battle Over Abortion Revealed in Dishy Oral History

Morning Static: GILMORE GIRLS, SENSE8, NASHVILLE & More!

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• Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel on Revival’s Big Rory Twist: ‘It Was Hard to Digest’
• Funny Business: Daily Show regular Hasan Minhaj will headline the White House correspondents’ dinner
• Cool Beans: John Cleese to star in his first BBC sitcom since Fawlty Towers
• The Big Tease: Sense8 | Season 2 Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix
• Ouch! Jimmy Kimmel slams United Airlines with ‘f— you’ safety video
• Late Night Wars: Comedy Central Gives Jordan Klepper Post-‘Daily Show’ Slot
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• Postmortem: ‘Homeland’ Star On Tragic Finale Twist, Last Scene Injury, Dream Farewell Scene & Doomed Romance
• WGA Talks: “The Impasse We Have Here Is Bona Fide,” Guild Negotiator Says In Rare Look Behind Closed Doors
• ‘Nashville’ Renewed For Season 6 By CMT, Gets 5B Premiere Date, Adds Jeff Nordling