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6 renewed TV exhibits that received stunning reversals of fortune



And that’s a wrap.

The pandemic has created a TV panorama through which no sequence is protected — even these exhibits renewed for the brand new season.

Positive, viewers are binge-watching greater than ever, however most of these exhibits and films had been filmed earlier than the industry-wide shut down in March. Whereas the networks pushed their returning exhibits’ launch dates to later this fall, and even subsequent yr, they crammed the void with exhibits from different networks, together with “Transplant” on NBC and  “Inform Me A Story” on The CW).

A number of exhibits with out confirmed monitor data weren’t so fortunate, and had been canceled although they had been anticipated to air this TV season. Right here’s a have a look at these reversals of fortune — and the place they stand going ahead.

“Stumptown,” ABC

Cobie Smulders on "Stumptown."
Cobie Smulders on “Stumptown.”ABC/Eric McCandless

This critically acclaimed drama stars Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mom”) as Dex, a navy vet primarily based in Portland, OR, who turns into a non-public investigator, and Jake Johnson (“New Lady”) as her ex-con pal Gray McConnell. After its premiere in Sept. 2019, it averaged a stable 6 million viewers. In Could 2020, it was renewed for a Season 2. 4 months later, that call was reversed resulting from COVID-related manufacturing delays that failed to satisfy ABC’s desired air schedule.

Standing: It’s reportedly being shopped round, so there’s an opportunity it may stay on through a special platform.

“Drunk Historical past,” Comedy Central

Justice Smith as Ptolemy and Aubrey Plaza as Cleopatra.
Justice Smith as Ptolemy and Aubrey Plaza as Cleopatra.Comedy Central

This Emmy-nominated present adopted an inebriated narrator recounting numerous historic occasions every episode, with well-known visitor stars reminiscent of Jack Black and Bob Odenkirk becoming a member of within the enjoyable. It was renewed for a seventh season in August 2019. One yr later, simply after manufacturing on Season 7 was halted as a result of quarantine, the plug was pulled — making Season 6 its final hurrah.

Standing: Useless. There’s no phrase on the present being shopped elsewhere.

“The Society,” Netflix

"The Society."
“The Society.”Seacia Pavao/Netflix

Helmed by creator Christopher Keyser (“Social gathering of 5”) and starring Kathryn Newton (“Large Little Lies,”) this drama follows teenagers who rule their very own neighborhood after the adults mysteriously vanish. It was renewed for a Season 2 in July 2019. One yr later, it was axed resulting from finances and manufacturing difficulties (and steeper prices) within the wake of lockdowns.

Standing: Principally useless. It’s not at present being shopped round, however Keyser has stated he desires to discover a manner for it to proceed.

“I’m Sorry,” TruTV

Andrea Savage on "I'm Sorry."
Andrea Savage on “I’m Sorry.”TruTV

This critically acclaimed sitcom, which premiered in 2017, follows comedy author Andrea Warren (“Veep’s” Andrea Savage, additionally its creator) as she handled balancing her profession, her marriage to Mike (Tom Everett Scott, “13 Causes Why”), and motherhood in L.A. In June of 2019, a 3rd season was greenlit. In August 2020, that call was revoked.

Standing: Useless.

“I’m Not Okay With This,” Netflix

"I Am Not Okay With This."
“I Am Not Okay With This.”Courtesy of Netflix

This teen drama starring Sophia Lillis (“Sharp Objects”) follows Sydney (Lillis), a woman who discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Whereas Season 2 was not formally introduced, it was reportedly greenlit behind the scenes and moved into manufacturing. Final month, Netflix introduced that it was not transferring ahead. “We’re dissatisfied to need to make these choices resulting from circumstances created by COVID,” the streamer informed Deadline.

Standing: Useless.

“Tosh.0,” Comedy Central

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The pop-culture commentary present hosted by comic Daniel Tosh has aired since 2009, and in January it was renewed for a whopping 4 extra seasons — a serious vote of confidence that’s practically unparalleled. (A comparable renewal is NBC medical drama “New Amsterdam,” which was renewed for 3 extra seasons final January.) However, in August, the plug was pulled on “Tosh.0.” Now, the present will finish with Season 12 this fall (airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m.) as a substitute of with Season 16 in 2024. Regardless of the cancelation, after 11 years, it’s going to nonetheless be the longest-running live-action present in Comedy Central’s historical past.

Standing: it’s reportedly being shopped round, so it may not be useless for lengthy.


Bette Midler confirms ‘Hocus Pocus’ sequel with authentic forged




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It’s time to “run amok” with the unique Sanderson Sisters … once more.

After rumors floated earlier this yr that the cult traditional “Hocus Pocus” will get a extremely anticipated sequel on Disney+, Bette Midler — the unique Winifred Sanderson — has confirmed that she, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy can even return to their spellbinding roles.

Midler, 74, just lately appeared on Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” and dropped a significant trace when requested about whether or not or not she can be returning for a brand new installment.

“They wish to make a film; they’ve requested us if we had been , and naturally all of us stated sure,” Midler stated.

“I’m sport. I’m completely sport.”

It gained’t be the primary time that the Sanderson Sisters will reunite. Midler introduced final week on Instagram that the bewitching trio will come collectively to host a digital charity occasion, “In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover,” on Friday, Oct. 30.

“It was so weird to have been these characters 27 years in the past,” Midler stated relating to reuniting with Parker and Naijmy.

“And to place all that gear on … it was so weird as a result of we fell into precisely the identical relationship we had and the identical type of behaving on display screen that we had 27 years in the past. As if we had been off for a weekend!”

As of now, there isn’t a set date for “Hocus Pocus 2” to forged its spell on Disney+.

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Jennifer Garner shuts down being pregnant rumors after Halloween photograph




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Jennifer Garner continues to be not pregnant.

The “Alias” star as soon as once more needed to shut down hypothesis that she was anticipating a child after posting a photograph of a carved pumpkin inside of a bigger pumpkin, which followers confused as a being pregnant announcement.

“While you and your jack-o’-lantern share a vibe…,” Garner, 48, wrote within the caption.

“Wait….are you pregnant or is that this one thing from again when somebody posted a pic and thought you had been but it surely was quarantine weight?!” one fan wrote. “Please say you’re!!!”

One other individual commented, “I believed this was a being pregnant announcement for a scorching second.”

Garner replied again, “STILL NOT HAVING MORE BABIES. good grief, i didn’t even see it, i simply noticed the matching smiles.”

In September, the “13 Occurring 30” star laughed off a troll’s query asking whether or not she was pregnant after carrying saggy overalls in a video.

“I’m 48, have three wholesome youngsters, and am not—and by no means might be—pregnant,” she mentioned on the time. “We will lay that pupper to relaxation. Have [sic] a gained the Covid 19? Probably. However that’s one other story [laughing, pizza, taco, donut, chocolate, wine emojis].”

Garner shares 14-year-old daughter Violet, 11-year-old daughter Seraphina and 8-year-old son Samuel with ex-husband Ben Affleck.

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‘Ethical compass’ babysitter in ‘Borat’ film feels ‘betrayed’




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The babysitter hailed because the “ethical compass” of the brand new “Borat” film says she feels “betrayed” after she was led to consider she was taking part in an actual documentary a few teen being groomed to marry a wealthy man — and prayed for her till the trailer got here out.

Jeanise Jones, 62, mentioned the filmmakers by no means got here clear to her concerning the true premise after she was recruited via a church in Oklahoma Metropolis to be featured within the Sacha Baron Cohen satire.

“I’m feeling like she’s from the third world and that sort of stuff does occur the place they promote girls. I’m considering that is for actual so I felt sort of betrayed by it,” she informed The Publish.

Within the film, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” Baron Cohen revives his notorious Kazakh journalist character Borat Sagdiye as he pranks politicians and different unsuspecting People below the guise of marrying off his teen daughter Tutar, performed by 24-year-old Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova.

Jones’ pastor, Derrick Scobey, mentioned the manufacturing approached Ebenezer Baptist Church about needing a “sassy” black grandmother in her 70s to take part in a documentary and landed on Jones after talking to a couple different congregants.

Jones — who had by no means heard of Baron Cohen — was tasked with watching “Tutar,” who she was led to consider is 14 or 15 years previous.

“They informed me it was a documentary for this younger girl to know she has rights and she will do no matter a person can do,” Jones mentioned.

Within the movie, Jones was seen assuring Tutar that she doesn’t want cosmetic surgery to get married, and that she desires her to “be joyful” and “use your mind, as a result of your daddy is a liar.”

“I felt ache for her and tried [to see] if there’s any means we are able to get via to her that she doesn’t must do all that,” Jones mentioned.

Jones mentioned she was filmed a few of the scenes in Oklahoma then was flown out to Washington state months later to movie one other. She was paid round $3,600 for her participation and was informed that the flick would premiere abroad in November.

However after filming wrapped, she nervous concerning the woman and requested different congregants at her church to assist pray for her.

“We had been involved,” Jones mentioned. “We had been up there praying for her and asking God to assist her and we had been doing what we thought was the Christian factor to do.”

She mentioned that she solely realized that it was all ruse when her cousin confirmed her the trailer for the Amazon Prime film final week.

“I used to be simply sort of shocked and that it was that sort of film,” Jones mentioned, including that she wished producers got here clear earlier.

Her pastor has mentioned that he believes Baron Cohen owes Jones an apology and to pay her higher compensation for her function within the movie.

“I might like to see him, if nothing else, on a Zoom name in a really lighthearted method, ‘we’re sorry we pulled one over on you,’ ” Scobey mentioned — including {that a} verify can be good, too, since Jones was laid off from her job as an insurance coverage claims auditor.

Within the meantime, the pastor has arrange a GoFundMe web page to lift funds for Jones, who he calls the “ethical compass” of the movie.

“It’s simply saying she obtained the brief finish of the stick, you like her all over the world, so it could be a blessing when you donated,” Scobey mentioned.

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