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What’s On TV Saturday – Television highlights.

ArtsBeat: TLC Pulls ‘19 Kids and Counting’ From Its Lineup – The show was removed following allegations that one of the show’s stars, Josh Duggar, had previously been investigated for molesting several minors.

Review: ‘Texas Rising,’ a Mini-Series on Alamo Aftermath With Dialogue to Forget – This 10-hour mini-series is inspired by events after Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna wiped out Davy Crockett and practically everyone else at the Alamo in 1836.

Critic’s Notebook: Kim K., J-Lo, Beyoncé Undress for Success With the Naked Look – Celebrities are making a far from modest splash at gala events.

Table for Three: A Family Drama in Three Acts – Tatum O’Neal and her son Kevin McEnroe, both sober and healthy, are celebrating the publication of his debut novel.

Summer TV: New Series, Mini-Series and Movies for Those Bored With the Beach – Practical magic, bare-knuckle politics, Cold War spies and kung fu masters find a place in the summer television lineup.

David Duchovny Returns With a New Series, and ‘The X-Files’ – The man who was (and will be) Fox Mulder has been very busy.

What’s On TV Friday – Television highlights.

Television News from the Seattle PI

Oh No! Matthew Goode Exits The Good Wife – Matthew Goode, who plays attorney Finn Polmar, is not returning to the show as a series regular for the upcoming season, TVLine reported Friday. In the finale, he turned down Julianna Margulies' offer to join her at her new firm, so it's not entirely surprising that he won't be back next season (though TVLine says a source told them he may pop in once or twice).
It's Official: The Olsen Twins Will Not Be Joining Fuller House – The youngest member of the Tanner family will not be returning for Fuller House, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Fortunately, plenty of other familiar faces will be there, including uncles John Stamos (who reportedly spoke to the Olsen twins about the Netflix reboot) and Dave Coulier, who announced he was joining the cast earlier this month.
See Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson on American Crime Story – Entertainment Weekly released the first photos of the American Crime Story: [...] Sarah Paulson went curly to play lead prosecutor Marcia Clark: Courtney B. Vance as defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran:
How Nicole Kidman's Grace of Monaco Went From Oscar Hopeful to Lifetime Movie – There's family strife and betrayal, a major political dispute and, eventually, Kelly's tragic death in a car accident in 1982. An omen of the ordeal to come, shortly after production wrapped, the children of Kelly and Prince Rainier III blast the "purely fictional" script for inaccuracies and claims that their "numerous requests for changes" were ignored. "[...] the royal family wishes to stress that this film in no way constitutes a biopic," they say in a statement. Unbowed, Weinstein's The Weinstein Company officially comes on board as a U.S. distributor and sets a Dec. 27 release date, which is later moved up to an even more Oscar-friendly Nov. 27. Weinstein pushes Grace back to March 14, 2014, telling press at the Zurich International Film Festival that the film "just wasn't finished," so he wouldn't have time to launch a proper Oscar campaign, but promises a big awards push the following year. [...] he just doesn't give a damn. In an interview with French newspaper Liberation, Dahan says that Weinstein is lying, the film is finished, and they are clashing over edits Weinstein's showbiz nickname: Kidman graces (no pun intended) the cover of Vanity Fair, accompanied with an in-depth interview, that was clearly orchestrated (months earlier, obviously) to support her now-obsolete Oscar campaign. Dahan tells The Guardian that he doesn't read the critics, and hopes he and Weinstein can now collaborate on a cut for the U.S. Weinstein and Amel are both MIA at the Cannes premiere, with the former being in Jordan on what he says was a long-planned refugee humanitarian trip. In the movie there is a scene, if it were in the film, would go a long way to making peace up there, he says. Lifetime announces the movie will bow on May 25, after which Amel says he'll live-tweet the premiere of the "beautiful disaster" and drops copious amounts of shade: Yet another reminder that A-list hype doesn't always yield A-list re
CBS' Supergirl Pilot Leaks Online 6 Months Before Premiere – In what might be the earliest pilot leak ever, the first episode of CBS' new series Supergirl has made it to illegal piracy sites, Variety reports. The pilot will officially air in November of this year, starring Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, who's Superman's cousin. View original CBS' Supergirl Pilot Leaks Online 6 Months Before Premiere at
Is a Gilmore Girls Reunion in the Works? – The actor -- who played diner owner Luke Danes on Gilmore Girls -- said on an iTunes Gilmore Girls-themed podcast that "there are talks going on" for something that closely resembles a cast reunion. Other fun tidbits from the podcast: Luke was only supposed to be in the pilot episode; Patterson and Milo Ventimiglia had backstage prank wars; and Patterson is #TeamDean all the way for Rory. (Record scratch noise) Wait, what? Spice up your Memorial Day BBQ with a spiral-cut hot dog!
Mike Huckabee Defends Child Molester Josh Duggar: "Good People Make Mistakes" – Republican candidate for president Mike Huckabee took to Facebook to publicly affirm his support for the Duggar family in the wake of reports that eldest son Josh Duggar molested five young girls, including his own sisters. Josh's actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, 'inexcusable,' but that doesn't mean 'unforgivable.' A quick recap on the Duggar drama, for those of you who have remained mercifully out of the loop: A 33-page police report obtained by In Touch Weekly revealed Josh Duggar had molested and "forcibly fondled" young girls when he was between the ages of 14 and 17 years old. On Friday, TLC announced it was pulling 19 Kids & Counting from the schedule. Last year, matriarch Michelle Duggar recorded a robocall warning people that if equal protection laws were passed for LGBT people in Fayetteville, Ark., their children would be exposed to child predators. Huckabee opposed a similar measure in California, by essentially saying teenage boys are all perverts who would lie about being transgender to use the women's bathroom. [...] Huckabee is the only presidential contender who's thrown his hat in the ring for an admitted child molester -- so far, anyways. View original Mike Huckabee Defends Child Molester Josh Duggar: "Good People Make Mistakes" at
See Emma Roberts and Shirtless Nick Jonas in New Scream Queens Trailer – View original See Emma Roberts and Shirtless Nick Jonas in New Scream Queens Trailer at Other Links From Scream QueensLea MicheleRyan MurphyEmma RobertsNick JonasJamie Lee CurtisAriana Grande

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