Television News from the New York TimesReview: In Netflix’s ‘Wet Hot American Summer,’ Back to Camp 14 Years Later as Big, Big Stars – This eight-episode Netflix series expands on the 2001 movie “Wet Hot American Summer” by David Wain and Michael Showalter and features many of the same actors.
ArtsBeat: Robert Kirkman: In ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ Dreamers Face the Apocalypse – Robert Kirkman, co-creator of “The Walking Dead” comic and television series, discusses the new spinoff “Fear the Walking Dead.”
To Live and Not Die in L.A.: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ on AMC – The series, inspired by “The Walking Dead,” finds a set of survivors early in the zombie plague.
ArtsBeat: For U2, 2 HBO Specials in November – HBO will show a documentary about U@ and also a concert performance.
Jeremy Clarkson, Former ‘Top Gear’ Host, Announces Deal With Amazon – Mr. Clarkson, a popular TV personality whose contract with the BBC ended in March, said on Twitter that he would film a new show with his former co-hosts.
What’s on TV Thursday – Television highlights.
Critic’s Notebook: ‘Strike Back,’ on Cinemax, Returns to Overwhelm Bad Guys Everywhere – Familiar elements are clear as this action series about crime-busting British and American operatives begins its last season.
Critic’s Notebook: Comedy Central’s ‘Review’ and Its Hapless Critic Return – Andy Daly’s character is back to review more life experiences, like “curing a gay person.”
Television News from the Seattle PIThe Fighter Actor Sean Malone Dead at 54 – Actor Sean Malone died Wednesday, nine days after nearly drowning at a South Boston beach and slipping into a coma. He was 54. Malone is best known for his role as Wolfie in the 2010 film The Fighter, in which he co-starred with Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams. His breakout role was in 2007's Gone Baby Gone, where he played Skinny Ray Likanski. He was most recently seen on screen in 2014's The Forger with John Travolta. The Boston fire department tweeted about what happened to Malone. "9 days ago,off duty firefighters along with 3 men and others raced to rescue Sean Malone from the ocean and give him a chance," they tweeted Wednesday evening.
Maria Menounos Is Replacing Giuliana Rancic on E! News – E! announced Thursday that entertainment reporter, actor, and former beauty queen Maria Menounos will be joining its flagship E! News as a co-host, according to Deadline. Just a few weeks ago, the network announced Giuliana Rancic would leave the show after 10 years. "This is such a thrilling time for me and I thank the gang at E! for understanding my desire to embark on this next chapter in my life," Rancic said in a statement at the time. Her last appearance will be Aug. 10. Giuliana Rancic is leaving E! News Menounos retweeted news outlets who wrote about her new gig Thursday. She'll join current co-hosts Jason Kennedy, Catt Sadler, and Terrence Jenkins on the show.
6 Ways That Trevor Noah Will Make The Daily Show His Own – Trevor Noah is ready to take over The Daily Show from Jon Stewart in September. At the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday, the South African comedian laid out his plan for making Comedy Central's crown jewel his own. 1. He'll honor his predecessor. "The biggest pressure for me is living up to the expectations that Jon has of me. Jon believes in me," Noah said, adding that he was surprised to get the job. "I always loved it, and I guess Jon knew something about me that I didn't know at the time." 2. He won't throw the baby out with the bathwater. The set will look a little different, but Noah's Daily Show will feel familiar.
Valerie Harper Has Been Hospitalized – Valerie Harper was hospitalized Wednesday in Maine shortly before a stage performance. Harper was taken to the hospital because she wasn't feeling well before that night's performance of Nice Work if You Can Get It, in which she's currently starring at the Ogunquit Playhouse. She was "feeling better" and "resting comfortably" on Thursday, but remained in the hospital for observation, Bradford T. Kenney, the playhouse's executive artistic director, said in a statement. According to Entertainment Tonight, Harper, 75, was found unconscious, and Kenney told the night's audience that the actress was sick and would not be performing. The Mary Tyler Moore alum has battled brain cancer and lung cancer.
Everything You Need to Know About Bachelor in Paradise's Wild Season 2 – What to expect on Paradise: An all-around good guy, Kirk will be one of the few guys to get a kiss on the very first night. Check out a clip from Bachelor in Paradise, which airs on Sundays and Mondays at 8/7c on ABC. Other Links From TVGuide.com Bachelor in ParadiseAshley SalterAshley I.Jade RoperChris HarrisonMikey TenerelliKirk DeWindtCarly WaddellJuelia KinneyTenley MolzahnJ.J. LaneDan CoxJared HaibonTanner TolbertClare CrawleyJillian Anderson
Mega Buzz: Jane's Getting Married on Jane the Virgin! – First comes a baby, then comes a wedding on Jane the Virgin! Actually, there will be two weddings this season. "Jane will make a choice with one of the guys, eventually, and we will have a wedding at some point in the season," executive producer Jennie Urman tells TVGuide.com. But it's not just Jane (Gina Rodriguez) walking down the aisle with either her baby daddy Rafael (Justin Baldoni) or her ex-fiancé Michael (Brett Dier). "By the fifth episode there's an unexpected marriage of two characters, and that's going to be the first [wedding]," she adds. "And of course our weddings [will have] big, fun, whimsical set pieces.
The Top Gear Team Will Reunite for New Amazon Show – The former hosts of Top Gear are reuniting for a new series that will stream on Amazon Prime. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed a three-season deal for the show, which is untitled as of now, according to The Hollywood Reporter. They will also reunite with Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman, who's producing the show. After Clarkson was fired from Top Gear, which airs on the BBC, earlier this year for punching a producer, Hammond and May resigned from the program in solidarity. As part of their contract with the BBC, the trio cannot make another motoring program in the U.K. for two years.
Mia Farrow Faces Backlash After Tweeting Address of Dentist Who Killed Cecil the Lion – Mia Farrow, along with pretty much everyone else on the Internet, is outraged over the killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe. But Farrow took her anger a step further on Wednesday, tweeting the address of Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who has admitted to slaying Cecil, to more than 650,000 followers. The tweet, which has since been deleted, contained the address of Palmer's dental practice, which is easily obtained through a Google search or by visiting the practice's Yelp page (which has been overrun with comments related to Cecil). But many Twitter users assumed Farrow was publicizing Palmer's home address.
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