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Showtime CEO David Nevins Reveals TWIN PEAKS Revival To Premiere Early 2017!

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Well, at least we are getting more clarity!  Tuesday at the TCA Winter Press Tour, Showtime’s CEO David Nevins revealed that the cult classic revival of Twin Peaks is set to have its TV premiere sometime in early 2017.  Previously, the delivery of the quirky nighttime soap was slated for “sometime in 2017” on the cable network.

Nevins revealed to reporters: “I’m excited to share that David Lynch (Creator, Twin Peaks) is more than halfway through shooting schedule, and it will premiere in the first half of 2017.”

Twin Peaks, which originally aired for two seasons beginning in 1990, focused on Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) investigating the murder of Laura Palmer.

In addition, to the news of an early 2017 premiere date, TV Line revealed on Monday that none other than Laura Dern has joined the revival cast.  While no word on who Dern will play, a theory has surfaced that she might take on the role of Cooper’s never-before-seen-secreatary Diane!  Fans of the motion pictues of David Lynch know that Dern is one of his actresses, having appeared in Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart and Inland Empire.

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So excited! Loving all the casting I’ve read about so far – glad that they are adding a bunch of interesting new characters in addition to the usual suspects. Laura Dern will fit right in. She was phenomenal in Inland Empire (a criminally underrated film). Hoping very much that Grace Zabriskie will reprise her role as Mrs. Palmer. She was also in Inland Empire along with Laura Dern, playing a very haunting character.

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Thad Luckinbill Back Taping At The Young and the Restless

Well, well, well! Look who is back on set at The Young and the Restless!  Thad Luckinbill, who is presumed dead as J.T. Hellstrom, was seen walking around the sound stages at CBS Television City on Wednesday.

That is because Thad is taping again at the number-one soap opera!  In a tweet put out by the series Twitter account with a photo of Thad (see below), they reveal: “Spotted On Set! J.T. Taking a coffee break. Stay tuned!”

So now the mystery begins!  Will J.T. be alive after all, which would exonerate Nikki, and her gal pals in crime, Phyllis, Sharon and Amelia from a murder rap?

Could Thad just be back to appear as a ghost?  Will he come back alive and continue his abusive ways towards Victoria?

When Luckinbill returned to the show in late 2017, fans were in for a shock when once nice guy, J.T. was turned into a spousal abuser.

So, what do you think of J.T. coming back to Genoa City … or is he? How will this story play out now that it is in the hands of head writer, Josh Griffith? Comment below,

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Denise Richards Joins The Cast Of The Bold and the Beautiful

Looks Like Denise Richards will be pulling double duty! After recently joining the new season of Bravo’s hit reality show franchise, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the actress has also joined CBS Daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful.

In casting news out of PEOPLE.com, Richards is set to play Flo’s mom (Katrina Bowden), Shauna Fulton.

Richards is joining B&B in a contract role.  What we do know from the series EP and head writer, Brad Bell as told to PEOPLE: “Shauna is a fun-loving, hard-working single mother from Las Vegas who aspires to live life to its absolute fullest. She heads for Los Angeles when she learns that her daughter, Florence ‘Flo’, the pride and joy of her life, is entangled in a complicated situation. However, Shauna’s involvement won’t stop there. She’s got a past and big secrets to spill.”

Look for Denise to start her B&B adventure taping all-new episodes this Friday with her debut on April 3.

In the meantime you can catch Richards on RHOBH as their season kicked-off last week on February 12th.

So, what do you think of the addition of Denise Richards to The Bold and the Beautiful? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Jussie Smollett Scenes Cut From ‘Empire’ In Light Of Attack Investigation

As of Tuesday, the production of Fox’s hit series, Empire has slashed Jussie Smollett’s upcoming scenes following reports that the suspicion is now on him for allegedly staging the “hate” attack he reported to the Chicago PD back on January 29th.

According to production sources viaTMZ: Jussie was supposed to have nine scenes and a big musical performance in the second-to-last episode of Season 5,  Now, five scenes and the musical number have been axed.  Smollett’s character is also no longer the focus of his remaining four scenes, which will now feature an ensemble of characters.

The actor/singer who portrays Jamal Lyon will be working Friday and possibly Thursday but won’t be rehearsing.

The Empire writers are said to have been scrambling over the last 24 hours to revise this season’s scripts.

All of this despite despite strongly expressed renewed support by Empire showrunner Brett Mahoney on February 17th.  The goal now is said to be to reduce Smollett’s role both in dramatic stints and musical performances.

Empire returns for the remainder of its fifth season on March 13.

Smollett claims he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack near his Chicago apartment, but things took a turn when he may have paid two friends to help stage the assault.

This case is said to be going before a Grand Jury as early as today.

What are your thoughts on the latest developments in the Smollett case and Empire reducing his appearances for the remainder of the season? Comment below.

 

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