Game of Thrones Writers Almost Let This Fan-Favorite Character Live

There were a lot of gutting character deaths in Game of Thrones' final season, but the ending might have been very different if the writers had stuck to their initial plans and allowed one fan favorite to walk away from the action unscathed.

One of the HBO drama's writers, Dave Hill, revealed to

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The First Teaser Trailer for Star Trek: Picard Is Here and Something's Up with Jean-Luc

The teaser for the upcoming Star Trek: Picard series has arrived, and we finally have our first look at Starfleet's classiest captain in the next chapter of his life.

It looks like Picard has traded those epic space adventures for a quiet life on Earth at the Chateau Picard, his family's vineyard in

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‘Star Trek: Picard’ Drops First Teaser Trailer, Poster (Watch)

CBS All Access has released the first look at “Star Trek: Picard,” the new series that will see Sir Patrick Stewart reprise the iconic role of Jean-Luc Picard.

Little is known about the plot of the series other than it is said to tell the story of the next chapter of Picard’s life. Stewart played Picard for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in addition to appearing in four “Star Trek” films.

In addition to a teaser trailer, which can be viewed above, CBS also released key art for the series, which is below. The key art

Star Trek: Picard Releases Key Art — Plus, a Trailer That Questions the Admiral's Departure From Starfleet
Star Trek: Picard Releases Key Art — Plus, a Trailer That Questions the Admiral's Departure From Starfleet

Trekkers, prepare to be sent into orbit. On Thursday — the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s series finale — CBS All Access dropped not only the key art for its eagerly anticipated Star Trek: Picard but also the first trailer for the continuation that’ll have Sir Patrick Stewart suiting up once more.

“You led us out of the darkness,” a voiceover reminds the Enterprise’s captain (who’s now apparently taken up the family business and become a vintner?). “You commanded the greatest rescue armada in history, then… the unimaginable. What did that cost you? Your faith?

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Teaser Trailer Gives First Look at Patrick Stewart — Watch

CBS All Access released a poster and a teaser trailer for the highly anticipated “Star Trek: Picard” on Thursday, which also marks the 25th anniversary of the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” finale episode. This is the first glimpse of Patrick Stewart reprising the beloved role.

Stewart, 78, helmed the USS Enterprise as Picard for seven seasons of “The Next Generation” and four movies. Despite assimilation by the Borg and other unsavory encounters with aliens and humans alike, Picard was a steadfast and moral figure, driven by duty but often alone, as he is the last of the Picards. The new series will follow him into the next chapter of his life

In March, co-creator Alex Kurtzmann had said that the new series would be a “thoughtful, psychological portrait” of Picard. “We all know what Picard means to the world and why he, like so many legendary characters on ‘Star Trek,

Whiskey Cavalier Uncancelled? ABC Eyeing Possible Season 2 Renewal

Is ABC about to pull a Timeless on Whiskey Cavalier? Multiple sources confirm to TVLine that the network — which axed the Scott Foley-Lauren Cohan drama earlier this month at the 11th hour — may reverse its decision and order a second season, to bow at midseason.

Talks between ABC and producer Warner Bros. Television are ongoing, per insiders, with one source putting the odds of the show returning at 50/50. The studio has also put feelers out to a number of streaming outlets.

Reps for ABC and Warner Bros. declined to comment.

Whiskey Cavalier Ep Bill Lawrence stoked the rescue

TV Ratings: ABC’s ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ Easily Tops Wednesday

The ABC special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” handily walked away with Wednesday night in the overnight ratings.

“Live in Front of a Studio Audience” pulled in a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.4 million viewers. For comparison, its closest competition in the demo were the season finales of “Chicago Med” and “Chicago Fire,” which each drew a 1.1 rating. Its closest competition in total viewers was also “Med” and “Fire,” which each drew around 7.4 million viewers.

The special saw celebrities like Woody Harrelson, Anthony Anderson, Kerry Washington, and Marisa Tomei reenacting classic episodes of “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.

Could Whiskey Cavalier Get a Second Season After All?

There've been a lot of "Save Our Show" campaigns to pop up in recent years, but who would've guessed that the outpouring of support for a freshman series could pay off?

ABC is reportedly reconsidering its decision to cancel Whiskey Cavalier, according to TV Line, after an outpouring of support for the

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Game of Thrones: 19 Moments We Loved From the Saga's Final Season
Game of Thrones: 19 Moments We Loved From the Saga's Final Season

You don’t have to be tapped into Bran’s all-seeing network to know that Game of Thrones‘ final season was a disappointment to some of its viewers.

Well, a lot of its viewers.

Ok, an army-of-the-dead-size group of its viewers.

And while it’s fun to point out the fantasy show’s flaws — we’ve sure as heck done so — there was a lot about Season 8 that we genuinely enjoyed. Those Stark-ly beautiful reunions, for instance. Or what about that quiet conversation, fueled by wine, amongst old and new friends? We also loved the reactions of some loyal creatures to their beloved masters’ appearances,

Where We Left Off With Star Trek: Picard's Eponymous Captain

Sir Patrick Stewart will once again suit up as the beloved cerebral leader Jean-Luc Picard in the upcoming spinoff series Star Trek: Picard. CBS All Access unveiled the first look at the anticipated show in a teaser that dropped Thursday, featuring a changed Picard -- one who has retired from

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Emmys: Peak TV Meets Peak Fyc With Activations and Experiences

As the number of Emmy contenders continues to skyrocket in this era of too much choice, “For Your Consideration” events are evolving into full-fledged

experiential activations.

The traditional Emmy screenings and panel discussions are still around — and have grown to a point that the Television Academy now allows competing events on the same day. But that kind of packed calendar has made it necessary for networks and studios to find new ways to stand out in a crowded marketplace.

Netflix opened its annual FYSee space on May 5 at Raleigh Studios with a conversation between Bruce Springsteen and Martin Scorsese, and

RuPaul's Drag Race Reunion Video: The 'Social Media Queens' Get Defensive
RuPaul's Drag Race Reunion Video: The 'Social Media Queens' Get Defensive

No topic is off limits all 15 contestants from Season 11 reunite on Thursday’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1, 9/8c) to air their grievances. But will the queens play nice, or will this turn into yet another royal rumble?

One hot-button issue is the divide between “social media queens,” those who are perceived more as online personalities than on-stage performers, and “showgirls,” who took more traditional avenues while working their way up. In TVLine’s exclusive clip from the reunion, RuPaul asks the queens with the biggest followings if they felt shaded by those who don’t.

Ironically,

Why Too Much TV Can Be a Good Thing (Column)
Why Too Much TV Can Be a Good Thing (Column)

Three episodes into the second season of “Vida,” there’s a wedding so gloriously and specifically queer that I almost couldn’t believe my eyes. After watching countless couples walk down the aisle onscreen before, Starz’s “Vida” takes care to show a ceremony quite unlike any other, featuring drag queens, a pair of Latinx grooms in bedazzled cowboy hats, and enough undercuts to make a Sleater Kinney crowd blush. And yet, perhaps the most unique aspect of the wedding comes during the reception at a moment when the guests are just giddy (and tipsy) enough to relax into freewheeling conversations about their own histories,

Un-Cancellation Poll Results: Star and Whiskey Cavalier Are the Axed Shows You Most Want to Be Saved
Un-Cancellation Poll Results: Star and Whiskey Cavalier Are the Axed Shows You Most Want to Be Saved

We asked, you answered — and you really want Star to be reborn.

The results of TVLine’s un-cancellation mega poll are in, and Lee Daniels’ music-tinged soap was named the axed series readers felt most deserved to be saved. The late Empire companion garnered a leading 15.5 percent of the vote, just barely edging out ABC’s Whiskey Cavalier, which came in at No. 2 (out of 25 series) with 15.19 percent.

News of the latter series’ strong showing comes as ABC considers whether to reverse its decision and bring the Scott Foley-Lauren Cohan drama back for Season 2. As first reported by TVLine,

SAG-aftra Secretary-Treasurer Jane Austin Running for President
SAG-aftra Secretary-Treasurer Jane Austin Running for President

Jane Austin, the National Secretary-Treasurer of SAG-aftra, has become the third candidate for the presidency of the performers union, joining incumbent Gabrielle Carteris and Matthew Modine.

Austin is running as an independent for the top post at SAG-AFTRA, which has 160,000 members. Carteris will seek re-election as the head of the ticket for the Unite for Strength and United Screen Actors Nationwide factions while Modine is the lead candidate for Membership First, the self-styled progressive faction. Election ballots will be mailed to dues-current members on July 29 and will be tabulated on Aug. 28.

Austin has worked as a stunt performer

What to Stream the Weekend of May 24

Now that Game of Thrones has left you for dead, you probably have a lot of free time on your hands. Abandon ye Reddit threads for three binge-worthy shows that will capture your imagination -- or at least help you while away the weekend. Netflix is debuting a campy new thriller starring Renée

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Live ‘The Jeffersons,’ ‘All in the Family’ Special Poised to Shake Up Several Emmy Acting Races (Exclusive)
Live ‘The Jeffersons,’ ‘All in the Family’ Special Poised to Shake Up Several Emmy Acting Races (Exclusive)

Marla Gibbs never won an Emmy for playing Florence Johnston on “The Jeffersons” for 11 seasons. But now she may get her chance.

Sony Pictures TV is submitting the cast of Wednesday night’s ABC special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons'” for Emmy consideration — including Gibbs, who was a surprise, unannounced performer on the program, reprising her role as the Jeffersons’ maid.

“Live in Front of a Studio Audience” will compete in the outstanding variety special (live) race, which makes sense; the category is specifically for variety specials that are live,

In the Dark Star Weighs In on Reasons for Renewal, Throws Dog Pretzel a Bone

Playing, as she does, a hard-living twentysomething who also happens to be blind on The CW’s In the Dark, Perry Mattfeld breathed a sigh of relief when she got word that there would be a Season 2.

“[Murphy is] such a bold character, so I was feeling very exposed and vulnerable,” the actress shared with TVLine on the red carpet at The CW’s Upfronts. “But then I got a call saying, ‘It’s going to be Ok.'”

Why did the under-the-radar midseason drama merit a pick-up? For one, there’s Pretzel, Murphy’s guide dog. “People are obsessed with her,

Netflix Unveils Lonely Island Musical Tribute to Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire
Netflix Unveils Lonely Island Musical Tribute to Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire

The Lonely Island comedy troupe has dropped a half-hour Netflix special featuring a musical tribute to baseball greats Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire.

The Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience” features Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer as the former Oakland Athletics teammates who became known as “the Bash Brothers” for their prowess at hitting home runs. The special is timed to mark the 30th anniversary of the Oakland A’s 1989 championship season.

Lonely Island described the project as “a visual poem/love letter to their childhood heroes.” The special features guest appearances by from Haim, Maya Rudolph, Hannah Simone,

Aclu, Busy Philipps Take on Abortion Bans With #YouKnowMe Ad Campaign
Aclu, Busy Philipps Take on Abortion Bans With #YouKnowMe Ad Campaign

In the wake of revealing to “Busy Tonight” viewers that she had had an abortion — and creating the #YouKnowMe hashtag on social media — Busy Philipps is teaming up with the Aclu on a “You Know Me” ad campaign meant to rebut recent legislation in several states that restrict access to abortion.

“You know me; you someone like me,” says Philipps in the 30-second spot, which features the hashtag. “I had an abortion. It was my decision. Today, it’s my right. But states are trying to take that right away by taking on Roe v. Wade, and Trump is making it possible.

Zombie Comedy ‘Zomboat!’ Sets Sail for ITV and Hulu

The zombie apocalypse is coming to the U.K. and will be seen on British and U.S. TV after ITV and Hulu greenlit “Zomboat!” The upcoming comedy will star Leah Brotherhead (“White Gold”), Hamza Jeetooa (“Doctor Who”), Ryan McKen (“White Dragon”), and Cara Theobold (“Downton Abbey”). It will bow on the ITV2 channel this fall and then on Hulu.

The story follows the aftermath of a zombie onslaught being unleashed on the British city of Birmingham. Sisters Kat and Jo, together with unlikely travel companions Sunny and Amar, flee for their lives, by canal boat.

As they journey along

HBO Europe, The Mediapro Studio, Lacoproductora Team On Comedy Series ‘Whatever’

Madrid — HBO Europe is adding to its growing Spanish slate with “Por H o por B,” a comedy series original produced by Globomedia, part of TV giant The Mediapro Studio and new Madrid-based company Lacoproductora.

Written and directed by Manuela Burló Moreno, the 10-episode half-hour takes the characters from her Goya-nominated short film “Pipas,” with actresses Marta Martín and Saida Benzal reprising their roles as friends Hache and Belén.

The two childhood friends living in the hipster Madrid neighborhood of Malasaña – a far cry from their roots on the outskirts of the city. The inevitable cultural clash leads to a

BBC Studios Names Anna Cronin Digital Content Director (Exclusive)

Anna Cronin has been upped to director of digital content at BBC Studios, a new role at the production and distribution arm of the U.K. pubcaster.

The position is within BBC Studios’ content partnerships division, which oversees the company’s programming and IP partnerships. Cronin will work with U.K. and international partners, and notably those in the U.S., to source and develop IP for various digital platforms, creating a pipeline of digital content.

“Tech companies continue to invest in the content space as they reinvent entertainment and it’s critical that BBC Studios responds to this opportunity through innovation and experimentation,

Pretty Little Liars Boss Breaks Down Perfectionists Finale's Biggest Twists: 'Nobody's Off the Hook Yet'
Pretty Little Liars Boss Breaks Down Perfectionists Finale's Biggest Twists: 'Nobody's Off the Hook Yet'

Just when Alison and her fellow Perfectionists thought they’d finally solved Nolan’s murder, along came Wednesday’s Pretty Little Liars season finale to reveal that the game has only just begun.

Not only did we learn that Jeremy isn’t responsible for Nolan’s death (oops?), but the actual murderer — a mysterious individual known as “The Professor” — has footage of Taylor shooting Jeremy on the docks, complete with crystal-clear audio of everyone else agreeing to cover for her.

Below, showrunner Marlene King breaks down the finale’s biggest twists, offering some insight about what a potential second season

Chicago Med Recap: How the Finale Didn't Write Out Connor and Ava — Plus, Is [Spoiler] a Goner?
Chicago Med Recap: How the Finale Didn't Write Out Connor and Ava — Plus, Is [Spoiler] a Goner?

If we didn’t know any better, we might have mistakenly assumed that Connor and Ava are sticking around after Wednesday’s Chicago Med. The season finale — which marks stars Colin Donnell and Norma Kuhling’s final episode — doesn’t provide a ton of closure for the exiting characters, whose complicated relationship only gets more messy in the episode.

After Nina informs Connor that his dad died from an overdose of synthetic insulin, the doc is back to giving Ava the suspicious eye during surgery on Phillip’s daughter. After the operation, Ava once again reaches out to Connor and offers her condolences.

All in the Family: Jamie Foxx Flubs Line, Breaks Character on Live TV — Watch

We knew somebody would mess up during ABC’s live reenactment of All in the Family… we just didn’t think it’d be an Oscar winner.

Jamie Foxx, who stepped into Sherman Helmsley’s dancing shoes to play the iconic George Jefferson during Wednesday’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience special, was the first to flub a line during the live primetime broadcast. While Foxx’s George was talking to Anthony Anderson’s Uncle Henry, he was supposed to say, “Ever since I was a little boy, I would always beg my mother for a little brother — but you know,

The Jeffersons Live Recap: Did the Cast Make It Look Weezy… Er, Easy?
The Jeffersons Live Recap: Did the Cast Make It Look Weezy… Er, Easy?

In the second half of Wednesday’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons, the formidable tag team of Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes took center stage as George and Louise Jefferson, the movin’-on-upwardly-mobile couple played by Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford in the 1975-85 sitcom. How did they and their co-stars fare in their remake of the series’ premiere? Read on…

‘I Always Say There Are Two Things That Are No Fun Unless You Have Company — And The Other One Is Drinking Coffee’ | As “A Friend in Need” began,

Manstead Took a Dark Turn in the Chicago Med Season 4 Finale

Are you hanging in there, One Chicago fam? Chicago Med delivered a jaw-dropping finale on Wednesday that left us with so many questions. The most obvious one is, of course, is Natalie (Torrey DeVitto) going to die?!

When Will (Nick Gehlfuss) found out that he might have to relocate out of state to

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The Jeffersons: Jennifer Hudson Sings Theme Song for Live Special — Watch
The Jeffersons: Jennifer Hudson Sings Theme Song for Live Special — Watch

Jennifer Hudson’s rendition of The Jeffersons‘ theme song wasn’t just a piece of the pie… it was the whole damn pie, Ok?

The Oscar-winning American Idol alum joined ABC’s special Live in Front of a Studio Audience — a live staging of classic episodes of All in the Family and The Jeffersons — to belt out a live version of the classic “Movin’ On Up” theme song that accompanied The Jeffersons during its original run. Wearing an Afro wig and a slinky ’70s dress, Hudson strutted confidently through the Jeffersons set, crooning about moving into “a dee-luxe apartment in the sky.

The Best Possible Person Won The Challenge: War of the Worlds

MTV's longest running franchise, The Challenge, completed another stellar season on Wednesday. While the past few outings of the reality show have ended with controversy, the absolute best player of War of the Worlds walked away with the big prize. The jaw-dropping part of it all is that the winner

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Chicago Fire Finale Recap: A Better Man — Plus, Who Popped the Question?!

“We’re gonna take a beating,” Herrmann warns toward the end of Chicago Fire‘s season finale, and he’s not kidding. This year’s big, fiery cliffhanger involves a blaze at a mattress factory, which is made all the more intense by the huge romantic twists that preceded it. Even Brett and Foster enter the building with Boden, so all of Firehouse 51 is inside as the whole place is on the brink of blowing up. Eeep!

Now let’s rewind to talk romance: Boden orders Casey to find a plus-one for a charity dinner, and wouldn’t you know it,

The Jeffersons' Marla Gibbs Reprises Role of Florence in Surprise Live Appearance — Watch Video
The Jeffersons' Marla Gibbs Reprises Role of Florence in Surprise Live Appearance — Watch Video

If one moment maid The Jeffersons‘ live one-night-only revival, it was Marla Gibbs’ surprise appearance in the role of housekeeper Florence.

Gibbs, 87, was not listed on the cast roster for Live in Front of a Studio Audience, the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted tribute to Norman Lear’s All in the Family and its spinoff The Jeffersons. In fact, One Day at a Time star Justina Machado was supposed to play the part.

But when Wanda Sykes’ Louise opened the door to interview Florence Johnston, a candidate for the family’s domestic help position, Gibbs was standing there. The 88-year-old actress originated

Chicago Fire Just Potentially Blew Up Its Entire Firehouse

Holy crap, everyone on Chicago Fire is in very grave danger!

Wednesday's finale, titled "I'm Not Leaving You," ended with most of Ladder 81 trapped in a mattress factory basement that was about to explode. Brett (Kara Killmer) and Foster (Annie Ilonzeh) were upstairs helping to evacuate the smoke

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