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THIS IS US Mourns Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims At End Of Episode

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If you caught Tuesday night’s episode of This Is Us, at the very end of it, the series used an end title card to honor the victims in the worst case of anti-semitisim murders in American history – that of 11 people at their house of worship.

On October 27th, suspect Robert Bower’s, now facing the death penalty, killed 11 innocent people at the Tree of Life synagogue.

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This Is Us, EP Dan Fogelman and the actors of the series, including Mandy Moore, posted the title card on social media after the show aired, as well as letting everyone know of a charity to support the victim’s families and those injured in the gunfire.

Ironically and importantly, Pittsburgh is  the backdrop of where the Pearson drama of the series takes place over three decades. It stars Moore, Justin Hartley, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Milo Ventimiglia.

The title card read: “Our hearts are broken. We stand with our television hometown of Pittsburgh.  To learn more about gun violence visit everytown.org”

Fogelman added: “Pittsburgh is our #ThisIsUs hometown. If you’d like to donate to Victims of Terror Fund to support the Pittsburgh community, please text: JEWISHPGH to 41444”

So what did you think of the title card at the end of the episode, and the support shown by the cast to help those in need after the horrific and heartbreaking taking of lives last week? Comment below.

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The card was respectful without being too political. But I want to ask other regular viewers a general question: is “THIS IS US” getting too heavy for its own good? I mean, it’s good drama with terrific actors (Chrissy Metz is simply astonishing) but how about just a bit of humor? I’m starting to feel TOO sad afterwards. Anyone agree?

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I haven’t cried this season. It doesn’t appear to be as heavy, IMO. But, I know “it’s” coming! I feel as though it’s really therapeutic. I have to be fully awake and engaged when I watch it. I can’t be sleepy or paying attention to anything else. It’s simply amazing! But, yes, it can be tough to watch, at times (sad, heavy).

Carol
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Carol

I for one am mad. I fell asleep during This Is Us and I wanted so much to see the show. What is wrong with people these days? It is sickening the way people are being shot.I have four mental illness’s and I would never ever do something like this. Not all mentally ill people are sick. I am just saying. I am sorry but I do hope this guy rots in hell. When will this all stop? Enough of hurting and killing people already. We need more love in this world no hate.

Carol
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Carol

God Bless everyone.Also I am a big fan of This Is Us. My favorite actor is Justin Hartley, a little humor would be nice once in awhile. The show is very moving and I just love it.

dmr
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Justin Hartley brings humor to the show. He’s definitely a keeper:)

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Very respectful. I’m glad they honored the victims, showed support and acknowledged the horror. Wonderful show that depicts life in all its ups and downs. Fitting that they took the time to express condolences.

Much respect.

Shay
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Shay

Since it seems that “primetime” subjects are still part of this website, I do have to wonder where was the breathless thread heralding the smash success of ABC’s latest series, “The Conners?” (Did I miss it????) As we were treated to one after another article here featuring relentless Roseanne bashing, one would at least expect a follow-up covering the wholly predictable aftermath of the network’s decision to not only fire this woman, but in a particularly vindictive move, kill off her character in a revamped version of what is no longer her eponymous series. Instead, we have crickets! Could it… Read more »

AVP
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SHAY! It’s funny that you mentioned this, today! I was JUST thinking the same thing. The previews looked awful. My boss told me last week that the show was tanking. I loved the new Roseanne. I wasn’t a fan of the initial series, but the reboot was hysterical. I’m not condoning what Roseanne said/did; however, if a Democrat/Liberal said something similar about a Conservative White Male, we would not be having this conversation. #doublestandard

Shay
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Shay

@AVP….The same thing could be said for the repugnant Alec Baldwin and his flop of a pathetic little chatfest, also on ABC!!! They sure do know how to pick the winners over at that network, eh? But, of course, he gets one chance after another regardless of his extremely bad behavior…double standard, indeed!!! Although I don’t think anyone could truly defend what Roseanne said, I do believe that after all the other impolitic things being uttered these days that it was extreme to be so singularly punitive with this woman, especially given her history of mental illness. If only ABC… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

UPDATE: Alec’s show has just been relegated to the Saturday night graveyard slot. Great move, ABC!!!!!

rebecca1
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Shay, Could you be MORE OFFENSIVE! This page is about the murder of innocent Jewish people and a show that honored their lives/paid respect with a mention. This IS NOT the page to air your political gripes about “fair play” to Roseanne. Pick another page you insensitive troll!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Have some respect, Shay, and save your whining for an appropriate page. I don’t even know why Michael Fairman puts the majority of your inappropriate comments through. You’re offensive on every level.

And hypocrite is putting it mildly! You jump on the bandwagon, as usual, and tell Timmm how we shouldn’t be having political discussions on a soap site and yet you’re the first to always open your mouth. You have taken a page which was meant to address THIS IS US and their acknowledgment of the synagogue attack and turned it into one of your hideous diatribes. Shut it!

AVP
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AVP

MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE SHOW! I look forward to watching it every weekend (on my DVR). It is AMAZING! Everyone is perfectly cast and so talented.

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As the executive shuffle continues at CBS, and through many entertainment conglomerates in Hollywood, Eric Kim has been named executive vice president of current programs. In his new role, Eric will oversee current primetime and daytime programming for the CBS network and for the studio.

Kim replaces Amy Reisenbach, who was recently promoted to president of CBS Entertainment.  In a statement on Kim’s new position, Reisenbach shared: “I’ve worked closely with Eric for over a decade and have always been impressed with his incredible programming instincts, skill in working with showrunners on our biggest hit shows and strong relationships throughout the creative community. I’m very excited for him to take on this significant role. He is a proven, smart executive whose leadership and input will be vital to the success of our series.”

David Stapf, president of CBS Studios who Kim will also report to expressed: “Eric’s creative instincts and his ability to champion new writers and producers complement his strong relationships with established showrunners, making him an exceptional executive. His leadership has earned the trust and respect of both the industry and his colleagues at the Studio and Network. As Eric steps into this new role, I’m looking forward to seeing the impact he makes both within the creative community and on our series that are enjoyed by global audiences.”

Eric has been with CBS over the last 11 years, and has overseen all phases of production on both comedy and drama series including; Blue Bloods and CSI.

Prior to joining the network, Kim worked in live action series for Nickelodeon and Teen Nick from 2009-2011. He was also vice president of current programming at the CW from 2006-2009, and was part of the creative team that launched the new network when The WB and UPN networks merged and was also an executive at UPN from 2004-2006.

Soap fans, of course, are hoping that Eric will be a huge supporter of the soaps, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful as well as the entire CBS daytime line-up.

So, what do you think of the latest executive change at CBS? Hopeful that Eric Kim will continue to support in-full Y&R and B&B’s efforts? Comment below.

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GMA Hosts T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach’s Romantic Relationship Comes To Light

Over the last 24 hours, photos surfaced that showed that Good Morning America anchors, T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach are more than just friends or co-workers.

The Daily Mall published images of Holmes and Robach holding hands during a trip to upstate New York, and later being cozy in a bar in the Big Apple. The outlet reported that Holmes and Robach had their relationship-turn-romantic back in June and had allegedly left their spouses in August.

Just hours after their relationship went public, both T.J. and Amy deactivated their Instagram accounts.  On Thursday, Robach’s husband, former Melrose Place star, Andrew Shue deleted all photos of Robach from his Instagram account.

Page Six earlier reported that Holmes, who had been married to Marilee Fiebig since 2010, had been having an alleged affair. They report that Robach and Holmes started to get close back in March when they were training together for the New York City Half Marathon.

When Holmes was going to join GMA back in 2014, the producers asked Robach what she thought of having him on the show.  Amy shared with PEOPLE : “Hey, we want to bring on a co-anchor. What do you think of T.J. Holmes?’ And I almost fell out of my chair. You couldn’t have picked a better person to ask me what I thought of, because we’ve been trying to figure out a way to work together for literally the last five years.”

As fate would have it, the two were also anchoring today’s GMA 3 where they made no mention of what was going on behind the scenes and in their personal lives.

So, what do you think about T.J and Amy’s relationship being revealed, and how it was made public? Comment below.

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Fishburne, who collectively had won a Tony, NAACAP and Emmy Awards, will honor his longtime friend for the body of his work. Most notable among their many collaborations was when Burton served as executive producer for the 2016 remake of Roots, which starred Fishburne.

As many know, Levar Burton is an actor, director and educator who has taught generations of children about the joys of reading through his show Reading Rainbow. Throughout his career, Levar has been honored with 13 Emmy Awards, 3 NAACP Awards, a Grammy Award for Spoken Word Album, a Peabody Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, among other accolades.

Burton is the award-winning author of The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm, A Kids Book About Imagination, and his Grammy Nominated book, Aftermath. His podcast, LeVar Burton Reads, has been downloaded more than 25 million times. Recently, he launched the LeVar Burton Book Club via the Fable app.

The Children’s & Family Emmy ceremony will be hosted by former 30 Rock star, Jack McBrayer, and will be streamed live on NATAS’ dedicated viewing platform powered by Vimeo, available on the web at Watch.TheEmmys.TV and via The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku.

What do you think about Levar Burton receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming ‘Children’s & Family Emmy Awards’ and from Laurence Fishburne, no less? Comment below. 

 

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