Television News from the New York TimesSelena Gomez (and Others) on Adapting ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ for Netflix – The pop star and actress served as an executive producer with her mother to adapt a novel into a show about isolation and adolescent suicide.
Talk: Reza Aslan Thinks TV Can End Bigotry – The host of CNN’s “Believer” on converting from and back to Islam and why watching TV is so important.
Pete Holmes Opens Old Wounds in HBO’s ‘Crashing’ – Pete Holmes says his show, “Crashing,” isn’t just another comedian playing himself. It’s about comedians before they are really comedians.
Review: From Ireland, a Rebounding Lawyer and a Crusading Journalist – Two new streaming series offer a stark contrast: “Striking Out” is glossy and feels American, while “Corp + Anam” is bare-bones and feels Irish.
Review: ‘American Jihad’ and the Problem With the Internet – A Showtime documentary on homegrown jihadists in the United States suggests the futility of the president’s travel and immigration policy.
Jay Z and Weinstein Company to Produce Trayvon Martin Projects – The projects include a six-part documentary series and a film, both inspired by elements from two books about the teenager who was killed in 2012.
Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah to Republicans: Learn From Drake and Beyoncé – As the G.O.P. tries to pass a health care bill, the “Daily Show” host said it was “weird to be living in a world where musicians put more planning into their work than politicians.”
What’s on TV Friday: Kate del Castillo in ‘Ingobernable’ and Lady Gaga on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ – Ms. del Castillo is the first lady of Mexico in the thriller “Ingobernable,” on Netflix. And Lady Gaga opens a season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” on VH1.
Television News from the Seattle PIFear the Walking Dead's Showrunner Will Exit After Season 3 – Dave Erickson, the Fear the Walking Dead showrunner who developed the series with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, will leave at the end of its upcoming Season 3 to develop new projects at AMC, the network announced Friday. With Dave as showrunner, the series fulfilled its creative promise to expand the Walking Dead universe in a way that was totally unique from the original series, and has gone on to become the No. 2 drama series in ad-supported cable, behind only The Walking Dead.
NCIS: LA: Kensi Is Going Undercover With a Twist -- Literally – Los Angeles' Kensi (Daniela Ruah) may very well be finally getting the proposal from Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) she's earned by the end of this season, but either way, she's most definitely going to be getting her groove on. In "From Havana with Love," airing April 9, the fierce field agent known for her forensic acumen and combat expertise is going to be showcasing a totally different set of skills for a new case. Lou Ferrigno Jr. will star as Victor Larmont -- a man who suspects his wife is selling Navy secrets to terrorists. [...] dancing is totally in Ruah's wheelhouse; she won Portugal's version of Dancing with the Stars in 2006.
Hugh Grant Dances to "Hotline Bling" in This Love Actually 2 Clip – A clip from the highly-anticipated Love Actually reunion that was filmed for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day special in Britain has made its way to the interwebs via The Guardian, and it stars the Prime Minister attempting to recreate his "Jump For My Love" dance from the original film -- except this time he's swishing those hips to Drake's "Hotline Bling." The poor guy ends up falling down the stairs of his Downing Street home, which makes that side swivel move across the doorway a bit too painful.
Melissa McCarthy Explains the Genesis of Her Sean Spicer Impression – A good friend of McCarthy's, Kent Sublette, is a head writer on SNL, and upon hearing that McCarthy happened to be in New York, he rang her up and asked if she wanted to come in and do Spicer for the sketch show. Thankfully, that "WHAT!?" turned into a yes, and soon McCarthy was donning a bald cap and screaming like a petulant child.
The Walking Dead: What's Gonna Go Down at Oceanside? – The Walking Dead only visited this all-female colony once, way back in November, in what was at the time the least-watched new episode of The Walking Dead since Season 3 (it's since been replaced by "Say Yes"). In that episode, "Swear," Tara (Alanna Masterson) washed up on Oceanside's shore after getting separated from the still-missing Heath (Corey Hawkins). The Saviors don't know they're there, and Oceanside's leader Natania (Deborah May) wants to keep it that way. Tara decided to leave and head back to Alexandria, and on the road home, she realized the Oceansiders escorting her out were gong to kill her. Tara didn't tell for a long time, but eventually the need for guns in the fight against Negan became too pressing and she told Rick (Andrew Lincoln).
Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Teases a Big Jaime-Cersei-Brienne Development – In an interview with The Daily Beast, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays kingslaying sister-schtupper Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones, gave a telling non-answer when the reporter presented him with a popular fan theory. The theory? Coster-Waldau also almost revealed something from Season 7 before stopping himself, saying that Cersei will have another suitor besides him. Oh, and he thought that melting-ice-block premiere date reveal was stupid, too.
King of Queens Reunion! Leah Remini to Guest-Star in Kevin Can Wait Season Finale – Leah Remini will reunite with her King of Queens hubby Kevin James in the two-part season finale of his freshman sitcom Kevin Can Wait, CBS announced Friday. Remini will play Vanessa Cellucci, a cop who goes undercover with Kevin (James) as husband and wife after he agrees to come out of retirement for one more assignment. Scientology and the Aftermath for a second season last week, and the actress recently joined the pilot for NBC's adaptation of What About Bob?
Riverdale May Go Supernatural in Season 2 – Season 1 of the CW's Archie comics reimagining Riverdale is a teenage murder mystery. According to showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Riverdale may get even Twin Peaks-ier in Season 2 by introducing... In 2013, Aguirre-Sacasa wrote an Archie comics spin-off called Afterlife with Archie, where Sabrina the Teenage Witch brought Jughead's dog back from the dead, but the dog was a zombie that bit Jughead, who started a zombie outbreak that overtook Riverdale. [...] there was Cheryl Blossom's (Madelaine Petsch) vision of her brother Jason (Trevor Stines) as an undead being, and a winking reference to the "dark pagan gods" that brought about the zombie apocalypse in Afterlife.
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