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  1. More about that below Days of Our Lives is losing one of his stars. Kristin Alfonso is leaving the series after 37 years as Hope Brady. The actress revealed her departure in a statement to Deadline. She said the following about leaving the NBC soap opera: “I feel blessed and honored to have been invited into people’s homes for over three decades. However, it is now time for me to write my next chapter, I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September. I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago.”
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    Las Vegas

    I think that Lara Flynn Boyle's character was killed off in epic TV fashion early in that season in time for sweeps ratings because of her contract. It seems that Las Vegas, in particular, was a drama constantly trying to reinvent itself. See below an analysis from the Hollywood Reporter Character departures, "Las Vegas" style, are as colorful as Sin City itself. Consider the following ways the show has dispensed with its heroes and villains: * Ed Deline (James Caan) and Mary Connell (Nikki Cox): Both the Montecito Resort & Casino president of operations (Caan) and special events director (Cox) went into hiding -- Deline because he was accused of killing Connell's father. * Jean-Claude Van Damme (as himself) died while attempting a motorcycle jump for a movie he was filming in town. * Gold-digging Montecito owner Monica Mancuso (Lara Flynn Boyle) was blown off the roof of the casino by a strong gust of wind and died after crashing into a shoe store below. * Casey Manning (Dean Cain), another former Montecito owner, was both poisoned by botulism and then roughed up by a giant squid while on a fishing trip. "Las Vegas" characters are involved in all manner of shady dealings -- including cheating and murder. Fortunately, the real-life city isn't worried about any possible negative portrayals. "It's almost like a free commercial for Las Vegas," says Ed Harran, production manager for the Nevada Film Office. His only complaint is that the show only films a fraction of each season in his home state. "If you're a Nevadan, when you see the show you know there's no trees like that over here. Sometimes they shoot exteriors and you can tell it's California," he says. But when the show is in town, "It has a good impact on our economy," because of the use of local crews and equipment. "It's also a good impact on tourism," he adds. "They had an episode where they featured some guys at a bachelor party driving on a bus to a topless donut shop. And we got, I think, 50 phone calls over the next week, all from out-of-town guys asking where they could find that donut shop." Home Game: When it comes to DVDs, the sales are respectable, while the content skirts the edge "Las Vegas" (NBC) Seasons in the Sun: 4. Ka-ching? Currently, DVD sales for all seasons combined have been around 500,000 in North America, according to Lea Porteneuve, vp publicity for Universal Studios Home Entertainment. That's "a number we're really happy with," she says. The Bottom Line: From the outset, NBC Universal and the creators of "Las Vegas" have considered the series' addictive DVD sets as some of the best advertising for the show itself. In a few ways, the DVDs offer less than the telecast -- some of the original music is missing, for example. (Music supervisor Jennifer Pyken oversees the replacement cuts, though, "So that I know the music stays in sync with what we want.") But in other ways, the DVDs offer more -- the "uncut and uncensored" first season ups the amount of bare flesh in the poolside scenes. Global Bet: The instant recognition of Las Vegas doesn't guarantee international sucess for its namesake show. It's fair to say that, other than Los Angeles and New York, Las Vegas is one of the few American cities with an instantly recognizable image around the world. But as for NBC's "Las Vegas" -- which currently airs in approximately 165 countries in addition to the U.S. -- the picture is mixed. It's been a hot ticket in Australia for the past four seasons on Seven Net, where it garners a 20% share in the 18-49 demos in a competitive time slot. But while in countries like France and Spain it outpaces other American dramas like "Nip/Tuck" and "Law & Order," Germany's Kabel Eins has had less luck -- and had to shift its time slot recently. "We had hoped it would do better because it's a terrific show, and it's getting 2%-3% audience share in the new time slot, but unfortunately it didn't take off the way we thought it would," said a Kabel Eins spokesperson. She added, "Maybe it's too American for the Germans."
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    Broke

    Broke Series Finale EP 13 Sammy's Party CBS said goodbye to the Dixon family (and hello to a surprise guest) on Thursday with the series finale of Pauley Perrette‘s one-and-one comedy Broke. Jackie began the finale on a high, proud of herself for finally planning the perfect birthday party for her son, whose previous celebrations were basically just a parade of drunk Supermen. (Side note: That actually sounds like my idea of a party, but whatever.) Sure, reserving the hottest laser tag joint in town cost Jackie a pretty penny — which she earned by selling the creepy puppet that Javier and Elizabeth bought their nephew a year prior — but it was worth the sacrifice just to see him happy. Conversely, it was kind of a bummer when a high-speed car chase ended in a collision with the venue, effectively canceling Sammy’s big day in real time. Fortunately, Luis revealed himself to be a “NASA-level” party planner, capable of whipping up a Bravo-worthy affair (complete with a flock of origami swans!) in less than an hour. And even though it took less than a minute for a helicopter to blow it all away (more on that later), Sammy still said it was his best birthday ever. We heard it! It’s on record! Amidst all of this chaos, Javier and Elizabeth were inspired to finally step out on their own. (Well, “inspired” might not be the right word. It was more like a natural response to Jackie’s extreme passive aggression upon discovering an empty box of Twinkies in the kitchen. The unpardonable sin.) Anyway, despite their prospects being embarrassingly grim, the couple decided to apply for something they were assured was, in fact, an apartment. But after a day of family togetherness, Jackie admitted to having a change of heart. “Maybe Sammy’s not the only one who likes you being here,” she told Elizabeth. “The last six months with you here, things have been easier and way better. And I know this wasn’t going to be permanent, but I just thought maybe it was going to be longer that we were all together.” Speaking of everyone being together, Sammy’s birthday party was crashed by a most unexpected guest: Javier’s father! Dun, dun, dun! “This show restored my faith in people, in this industry,” Perrette wrote in an emotional Instagram post shortly after Broke was cancelled in May. “SO GRATEFUL I worked with this cast [and] crew. Best people I’ve EVER worked with. Healed me. Changed me. Made me whole. So Blessed.”
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    Las Vegas

    Season three gets wacky when Lara Flynn Boyle joins the cast as the new owner, Monica Mancuso Watch out for episode 9 of season three titled Mothwoman. If you blink in one season, you miss one of the most hilarious knock offs of a series character ever!!
  5. In JK's defense, here is his reply to the blackface accusations On KROQ radio in the mid-90s, I did a recurring impression of the NBA player Karl Malone. In the late 90s, I continued impersonating Malone on TV. We hired makeup artists to make me look as much like Karl Malone as possible. I never considered that this might be seen as anything other than an imitation of a fellow human being, one that had no more to do with Karl’s skin color than it did his bulging muscles and bald head. I’ve done dozens of impressions of famous people, including Snoop Dogg, Oprah, Eminem, Dick Vitale, Rosie, and many others. In each case, I thought of them as impersonations of celebrities and nothing more. Looking back, many of these sketches are embarrassing, and it is frustrating that these thoughtless moments have become a weapon used by some to diminish my criticisms of social and other injustices,” he added. “I believe that I have evolved and matured over the last twenty-plus years, and I hope that is evident to anyone who watches my show. I know that this will not be the last I hear of this and that it will be used again to try to quiet me. I love this country too much to allow that. I won’t be bullied into silence by those who feign outrage to advance their oppressive and genuinely racist agendas. This comes after Kimmel announced that he was taking the summer off to “spend even more time” with his family. The late-night host said that his break had nothing to do with the increased online chatter about his past comedy work.
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    Broke

    I really doubt it @GussieK But who knows. There have been sitcoms that have been reworked and aired again, only to be canceled the second time. And there's the Conners. A new reworked show with only the Javier and Elizabeth part could work. I did find the following link to a petition to save both Broke and Tommy https://www.change.org/p/cbs-television-save-edie-falco-as-tommy-pauley-perrette-s-broke
  7. Something else brewing on social media about RPDR James Ross, the former drag queen who went by Tyra Sanchez and took home the crown on RuPaul’s Drag Race season two, has one final message for Tyra’s online audience: “Forget me.” Ross has had a contentious relationship with the Drag Race fandom, which is known to behave horribly to some queens, sometimes going so far as to send racist messages and even threats of violence. Of course, Ross has often escalated things, telling fans to kill themselves and threatening to attack DragCon, an action that got him banned from the massive event. Ross posted one (possibly?) last Twitter thread on the topic, saying enough is enough: James Ross@creatoriv When will you faggots learn I do what I want, not what you want me to do. You act as tho this comes from no where. Every morning I wake to your racist hate and I say nothing. I block you and keep moving. Today I have time. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired of white people leaving comments on my page, inboxing me hate every single damn day. James Ross@creatoriv And don’t fucking tell me there are more important issues to discuss right now when I’ve been screaming those important issues for the last ten years while you continue to send your racists hate daily. See James Ross's other Tweets James Ross@creatoriv And FYI RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race and World of Wonder have been silent for years about black lives mattering. Don’t for a second think they care about you. It’s simply the trendy thing for them to do at this time. They are racist themselves. James Ross@creatoriv You don’t fucking get it. I WANT ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR TOXIC COMMUNITY. STOP TAGGING ME IN YOUR POSTS, STOP INCLUDING ME WITH YOUR WINNERS. JUST FORGET ME. DAMN IS THAT SO FUCKING HARD TO DO? And pinned to Ross’ Twitter profile (all Trya accounts have been deactivated), is this request: James Ross@creatoriv Ross, James Ross. You can call me Jay. You may refer to me as he, him, your majesty or Zaddy After the DragCon incident, Ross later apologized for his role in the conflict.
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    Broke

    Next to last episode The Test Broke: Episode 12 Description Description Luis' dad, who works for Javier's wealthy father, arrives in town to test how Javier has handled being cut off financially; Elizabeth agrees to help Jackie on a job and runs into her ex-boyfriend.
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    Broke

    Cinco de Mayo Broke: Episode 11 Description Description Jackie secures a liquor sponsor for the Cinco de Mayo party at Mitzy's bar, and Javier is thrilled to be the emcee of the celebration; Jackie gets jealous when she notices Barry flirting with the sponsor representative. Show: Broke Air date: June 11, 2020
  10. Here's some great news about JKL and the show's new executive producer Sharon Hoffman Sharon Hoffman brings a background in news and entertainment, a mix that's said to have been particularly appealing to Kimmel. Change is coming to Jimmy Kimmel Live! The show's longtime executive producer Jill Leiderman is stepping down, with veteran producer Sharon Hoffman set to succeed her. Though a shake-up has been in the works for the better part of a year, change doesn't come easily to Kimmel or his ABC show. Unlike The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which has gone through a series of showrunners in recent years, Kimmel's nightly entry has been run by Leiderman for the past 14 years. Her successor brings to the show a background more firmly rooted in news, which was said to be desirable as late night — and Kimmel, in particular — becomes increasingly political. Once best known as the former host of The Man Show, Kimmel has successfully used his late night platform to push causes that he's passionate about in recent years. After his son, Billy, was born with a rare congenital heart defect, for instance, he began using his nightly show as a stage to speak ardently about the need for universal health care coverage. The tonal shift, which has thrust Kimmel into Twitter feuds as recently as last week with President Donald Trump, has only made the host more relevant. Rival Stephen Colbert regularly upstages Jimmy Fallon in viewership for the same reason. In her new position, Hoffman will share an executive producer title with Kimmel, as Leiderman did. Most recently, Hoffman served as the executive producer for Entertainment Tonight, and before that as an EP of the weekend edition of CBS Evening News. Prior to that, she served as part of the team that relaunched CBS This Morning, under Late Show With Stephen Colbert showrunner Chris Licht, and as a producer at Good Morning America. In that time, Hoffman has moved fluidly between news and entertainment, as late night does, gaining experience in live, video and digital production along the way. Leiderman, who came from a late night background having done stints with Jon Stewart and David Letterman, has been a key piece of a tight-knit family at JKL, which also regularly works on offshoots and specials including the Oscars. While Leiderman is leaving late night after a quarter century, Kimmel announced at this time last year that he'd be re-upping with ABC for three more years. The move keeps him at the show through 2022, and a landmark 20th season. At that time, ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke told The Hollywood Reporter that retaining Kimmel had been a "top priority." "For 25 years, I have devoted my career to late night, producing for three of the greats: Jon Stewart, David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel. Jimmy changed my life indelibly. I am tremendously proud of the stellar team we have built together over the past 14 years producing close to 2,500 original Jimmy Kimmel Live episodes and specials," Leiderman said in a statement, adding: "A year ago, Jimmy and I began to plan this transition so I could pursue other opportunities on my creative wish list while spending more time with my husband and 4-year-old son. My professional partnership with Jimmy will only be outdone by our friendship." Kimmel was similarly effusive in his statement, noting: "I could not be more thankful for what Jill has done for our show and could not have asked for a better partner over the past 14 years. Her contributions to the growth of JKL are immeasurable, including finding her worthy successor Sharon Hoffman. We were very lucky to have Jill as long as we did and, while I am sad to see her go, I understand. I am sick of me, too."
  11. Here's the latest: Almost Paradise has wrapped its first season on WGN America, and the series has not yet been renewed for a second season. However, series creator Dean Devlin spoke about what fans could see in a second season in an interview with Assignment X. Devlin talked about the island on the WGN America series, and he revealed that “the island of Mactan is a character in our show and we want to explore that character much farther.” He also noted that, in season two, the show would continue to evolve “evolving into new directions, while maintaining it’s fun core. We’re excited to see where that can lead us.” Viewers may also see some more of the characters introduced in season two of Almost Paradise. Devlin wants to bring back Uncle Danny (Richard Kind) for more in the second season.
  12. The latest one ep.24 just aired this past December 2020 From the website, DEAD AND BURIED. EPISODE 24 Mike and the team are reacquainted with some familiar faces when investigating a suspicious suicide at the Brokenwood Women’s Prison Director: Katie Wolfe Producer: Sally Campbell and Tim Balme Cast: Mike NEILL REA Kristin FERN SUTHERLAND D.C. Breen NIC SAMPSON Gina CRISTINA IONDA Mrs Marlowe ELIZABETH MCRAE Hughes COLIN MOY Jared PANA HEMA-TAYLOR Reverend Greene ROY WARD Kimberley ZARA CORMACK Ray Neilson JASON HOYTE Denise AROHA RAWSON Trudy TRACY LEE GRAY Rayleen YVETTE PARSONS Brenda AMANDA BILLING Corina ROMY HOOPER Angela TEUILA BLAKELY Kasey MICHELLE LEUTHART Miranda LAURA HILL CJ Walker TOMAI IHAIA Nancy DONNA FRANKS Jonesy TAMEKA SOWMAN VAHATAU Shaz HELEN STEEMSON Written by: Tim Balme First aired: Sunday 1st of December 2019 Year: 2019 Runtime: 2hr https://thebrokenwoodmysteries.com/
  13. The Brokenwood Mysteries comprises 24 two-hour murder mystery stories set in a seemingly quiet country town where the town’s newest resident, Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location. Neill Rea, (Scarfies, Legend of the Seeker, Go Girls) stars in the lead role of DI Shepherd while Fern Sutherland (The Almighty Johnsons) plays Detective Constable Kristin Sims. Recurring cast include: Nic Sampson (Step Dave, Go Girls) as DC Sam Breen and Cristina Ionda (Cold Mountain, Filthy Rich) as Dr Gina Kadinsky. Each televison feature in the series is a standalone story which sees the show’s two lead police officers trying to solve a murder case
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    Broke

    Sammy's Project Broke: Episode 10 Description Description When Sammy's big idea for his school project fails, his family stays up all night to help him; Jackie and Barry argue over their different parenting styles; Javier and Elizabeth argue about how to plan financially for their future.
  15. Almost Paradise has wrapped its first season on WGN America, and the series has not yet been renewed for a second season. However, series creator Dean Devlin spoke about what fans could see in a second season in an interview with Assignment X. Devlin talked about the island on the WGN America series, and he revealed that “the island of Mactan is a character in our show and we want to explore that character much farther.” He also noted that, in season two, the show would continue to evolve “evolving into new directions, while maintaining it’s fun core. We’re excited to see where that can lead us.” Viewers may also see some more of the characters introduced in season two of Almost Paradise. Devlin wants to bring back Uncle Danny (Richard Kind) for more in the second season.
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