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TVLine Items: Clooney's Watergate, Grammys' Elton Tribute and More

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George Clooney is reopening the Watergate scandal at Netflix.

The Academy Award-winning actor will executive-produce the eight-part limited series Watergate, which is currently in development at the streaming service. Per our sister site Deadline, the Rashomon-style project hails from writer Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies). Should it be ordered to series, each episode would focus on a different individual involved in the 1970s scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon, including his counsel John Ehrlichman and former Attorney General John Mitchell.

RELATEDCable/Streaming Scorecard: What’s Renewed? What’s Cancelled?

Watergate is one of two major TV projects for the onetime ER doc. »

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Hallmark's Andrew Walker Finds the Christmas Spirit on — Gasp! — Lifetime

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Any self-respecting fan of the Hallmark Channel’s many romance movies should be familiar with actor Andrew Walker. Perhaps you saw him woo a movie starlet in Date With Love. Or maybe he warmed your heart in Love on Ice. Or you were swept away by him in Bridal Wave. Or you watched him find A Bride for Christmas. Needless to say, Walker has starred in a lot of romantic tales for the network. But this December, you’ll have to tune into a different channel to watch the Hallmark mainstay’s latest love story.

RELATEDLifetime Orders Jenji Kohan Dramedy »

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Homeland: Quinn Will 'Color Carrie's Every Thought' — 2018 First Look

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Yes, Quinn is gone. But forgotten? Pshaw. Not by a long-shot.

When Homeland returns with Season 7 on Feb. 11 (9/8c, Showtime), “Quinn’s death and Carrie’s grief for him are everywhere – coloring her every thought,” shares co-creator and showrunner Alex Gansa of Rupert Friend’s dearly departed, death-defying hitman, who perished in the Season 6 finale. Gansa adds that the loss of Quinn will also inform Carrie’s “contempt for President Keane” and “push her to reassess what’s really important in her life.”

VIDEOSHomeland Season 7 Trailer Shocker: Saul Is the New [Spoiler]

Speaking of Homeland‘s first female Potus, Carrie’s »

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Ratings: Hawaii Five-0 Tops Night, Exorcist Flat With Finale

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CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 topped Friday with its first of two episodes, drawing 8.5 million total viewers and a 1.0 demo rating (though ticking down week-to-week).

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The procedural’s fall finale followed with 7.7 mil and a 0.9. Opening the Eye’s night, MacGyver (6.9 mil/0.8) dipped.

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Fox | The Exorcist‘s Season 2(/series?) finale scared up 1.32 mil and a 0.4, adding a handful of eyeballs versus last week while flat in the demo. Readers gave the closer an average grade of “A-.”

RELATEDExorcist Duo Break Down Finale Death, »

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Performer of the Week: Vanessa Kirby

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The Performer | Vanessa Kirby

The Show | The Crown

The Episode | “Matrimonium” (Dec. 8, 2017)

The Performance | Being a princess isn’t always a fairy tale. Elizabeth’s impulsive, cuttingly sarcastic sister Margaret struggled to mend her broken heart and fought against the strict boundaries of the British monarchy in The Crown‘s second season, making Kirby — in a captivating performance that’s somehow both stubborn and tender — Season 2’s surprise Mvp.

When Margaret learned that her first love Peter Townsend was marrying someone else, she fell into a spiral of devastated grief, and Kirby masterfully depicted the princess’ frustration with the limits »

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Colbert Is Hannibal as Jodie Foster's Clarice Starling Investigates Trump

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It’s Mueller time for Dr. Hannibal Lecter!

Jodie Foster on Friday reprised her Oscar-winning role as Silence of the Lambs‘ Clarice Starling in a spot-on Late Show spoof. The FBI agent, revealed to be working with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, visited with Stephen Colbert’s Hannibal and learned more about his relationship with President Donald Trump.

“We were golfing buddies once,” the serial killer revealed. “We ate our caddy. Turned him into a taco bowl… with a nice Diet Coke.”

Later, Hannibal asked Clarice about the mounting evidence against Trump, to which she responded with an exhaustive list of the facts, »

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2017 in Review: 'Spicey' SNL, Kimmel's Crusade, Seth vs. Kellyanne, Motown Things and More Late-Night Highlights

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Stranger Things Motown medley, a Riverdale parody and a Daily Show reunion represented just a few of our favorite moments from the year in late-night TV.

TVLine’s picks for the 20 best clips — from Full Frontal With Samantha BeeThe Late Late Show With James CordenJimmy Kimmel Live and others — also include Conan O’Brien’s awkward car ride with Tom Cruise and a Donald Trump impersonator that runs circles around SNL‘s Alec Baldwin.

In an effort to acknowledge late-night’s ability to make us laugh and think, the following selection encompasses both political and apolitical bits. »

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Did That Very Final Scene Make You Gasp?

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This week on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Quake, “Destroyer of Worlds,” was readied for the auction block — but there was no predicting who would be among the prospective buyers.

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Kasius was practically giddy (or, you know, as giddy as he can be) after Deke delivered to him no less than Quake, the Inhuman believed to be responsible for Earth’s destruction. Yet laying eyes on this powerful prize — coupled as it is with the recent arrival of Jemma, so scar-free and unusually skilled — also gave Kasius and Sinara some concern, seeing as S. »

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The Exorcist Ep, Star Break Down Finale Death, [Spoiler]'s Sad Decision to Split

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The good news, in The Exorcist‘s Season 2 finale: After a season of feeling spiritually adrift, Marcus Keane has reconnected with God. Hallelujah!

The bad news: That connection has been reestablished because Tomas, Marcus’ estranged fellow exorcist, is very likely in mortal danger. Annnd, cut to cliffhanger!

The Fox drama wrapped its second season Friday with an episode that provides closure for Andy and his family of foster kids while creating absolute chaos for everyone else. A very brief recap:

* After Tomas and Mouse meet up with Marcus, Keane is shocked to learn his former protégé (and then some) is an exorcist herself now. »

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Once Upon a Time Bosses Talk New Curse Twist, Rumple's 'Fun' Mission and Gothel's 'Very Specific' Grudge

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Before entering its long winter break, ABC’s Once Upon a Time left viewers with a chilling, new truth about the Dark Curse that deposited Regina, Rumple and others in Hyperion Heights with new identities.

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In a bounty of flashbacks to the other realm, we learned that when Regina and Zelena — with Wish Hook, Ella and Jack offering backup — went to stop Drizella from casting said curse, they discovered that captured Henry had been fatally poisoned. And the only way to save him was for the new curse to be cast… »

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PBS' Little Women Trailer Introduces Us to the New March Girls — Watch

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Your first book-club recommendation for 2018 has arrived: PBS and Masterpiece have released a trailer for their upcoming adaptation of Little Women

The story — based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel — is set during the Civil War and centers on the four March sisters as they cast aside their childhood innocence and embark on their first romances. In the trailer above, we see Oscar nominee Emily Watson (Genius) as the girls’ doting mother, who wants “real love… from good men” for all of her daughters. Aunt March, though (played by the legendary Angela Lansbury) has a more cynical point of view, »

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The X-Files' Mulder as Bigfoot? Bloody Skinner? Scully With a Desk?! New Season 11 Video Offers Key Intel

15 December 2017 2:49 PM, PST

X-Philes, you might want to take a seat, because what we’re going to tell you is a really big deal: Per this exclusive X-Files Season 11 video… it looks like Scully finally has a desk of her own.

We know. We’re as flabbergasted/triumphant as you are. And the special agent’s long-awaited seating arrangement is just one piece of important intel that can be gleaned from watching the video above.

In the clip, series creator Chris Carter — as well as stars Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and Mitch Pileggi — reassure viewers that any hiccups in the sci-fi drama’s »

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Rob Lowe to Star in, Direct Lifetime's Remake of Horror Classic The Bad Seed

15 December 2017 2:46 PM, PST

Rob Lowe is about to play the father of literally the most evil girl on the planet.

The Parks and Rec and West Wing alum is set to star in a remake of the classic horror film The Bad Seed for Lifetime, according to our sister site Deadline. (Lowe is also attached to direct the project, which isn’t confirmed yet, as Lifetime is still working to acquire the rights.) Lowe will play the dad of Emma, a demonic young girl who he learns is responsible for a terrible tragedy at her school. This version flips the gender of the original film, »

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Strike Back Trailer: A New-Look Team Tracks Down a Terrorist in Season 5

15 December 2017 1:41 PM, PST

Why, yes, you did just hear something blowing up: Cinemax’s high-octane action series Strike Back is back… and though the Section 20 crew looks different, the explosions sound just the same.

In the trailer for the revamped Season 5 — which you can watch above — we meet Section 20’s new recruits, including British army captain Natalie Reynolds (Game of Thrones alum Roxanne McKee), who’s ready for a fight: “Please tell me this plan involves kicking in some doors.” Soon enough, the team is indeed kicking in doors in an effort to track down madman terrorist Omair Idrisi, who escapes from a »

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Phoebe Tonkin to Appear in The Affair Season 4, Get Involved With Cole

15 December 2017 12:20 PM, PST

Cole’s personal journey in the fourth season of The Affair will put him the path of two very familiar-looking artists.

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Phoebe Tonkin (The Originals) and Amy Irving (Alias) will guest-star in an episode of the Showtime drama’s upcoming season, TVLine has learned exclusively. Irving will play Nan Perino, a sculptress from Morro Bay, Calif., with a “mysterious” connection to Cole’s father. Tonkin will play Daphne, Nan’s protégé, who “guides” Cole through his quest for answers.

In addition to The Originals, which returns »

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Love Ending After Season 3: Final Episodes Get March Premiere Date

15 December 2017 11:57 AM, PST

Netflix is giving up on Love.

The dysfunctional romantic comedy starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust will conclude with its upcoming third season, our sister site Deadline reports. The final 10 episodes will be released on Friday, March 9.

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Love, which Rust co-created alongside with Judd Apatow and Leslie Arfin (Girls), scored a two-season pick-up at Netflix in 2014. It was renewed for its third (and ultimately final) season back in February, more than a month out from its Season 2 premiere.

“We couldn’t have hoped for better companions to go on this journey »

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Grey's Anatomy: Ellen Pompeo Poised to Direct Pivotal Alex Episode

15 December 2017 11:54 AM, PST

That noise you hear is Grey’s Anatomy dusting off Ellen Pompeo‘s director’s chair.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Pompeo is poised to step behind the camera later this season to direct another episode of the long-running ABC drama. This will mark the actress’ second Grey’s directing stint; she helmed last season’s 18th episode, “Be Still, My Soul,” which revolved around the death of Maggie’s (Kelly McCreary) mother.

Pompeo’s latest directing effort may prove to be equally as heavy.

RELATEDGrey’s Anatomy‘s Ellen Pompeo on Meredith’s Next Act: ‘I’m Constantly Fighting »

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Was Riverdale Reveal a Ruse? Must Baking Show Crumble? Is Walking Dead Too (Literally) Dark? And More TV Qs!

15 December 2017 10:45 AM, PST

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Jane the Virgin, Agents of S.H.I.El.D., Outlander, Lucifer, Riverdale and the Roseanne revival!

1 | Even if you don’t ‘ship Jane the Virgin‘s Jane and Rafael, can we at least agree that Gina Rodriguez and Justin Baldoni have crazy chemistry?

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2 | Does Blindspot‘s Luke Mitchell have the best gig on TV, getting to »

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Outlander Boss Ronald D. Moore's Space Drama Gets Apple Series Order

15 December 2017 10:09 AM, PST

All of this has happened before and will happen again.

Ronald D. Moore, who helmed Syfy’s popular Battlestar Galactica reboot, has created and will oversee a space drama that has gotten a straight-to-series order at Apple, TVLine has confirmed.

Moore, who is currently executive producing Starz’s Outlander, will write and executive-produce the as-yet-untitled one-hour program. Maril Davis (Outlander), Matt Wolpert (Fargo) and Ben Nedivi (Outlander) also will executive produce.

The space series is the third large project Apple has recently greenlit, after a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories reboot and a Jennifer Aniston/Reese Witherspoon morning-show drama. »

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Titans' Hawk and Dove: First Look at Alan Ritchson, Minka Kelly in Costume

15 December 2017 10:00 AM, PST

Birds of a feather… look damn good together.

Warner Bros. Television on Friday released the first image of Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly as crimefighting duo Hank Hall (aka Hawk) and Dawn Granger (aka Dove) from the upcoming DC drama Titans.

Titans — executive-produced by Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter — follows a group of superheroes in training, assembled by Robin (played by Brenton Thwaites), who steps out of Batman’s shadow to serve as the team’s leader. The show will premiere in 2018 on DC’s yet-untitled streaming service.

The series also stars Anna Diop (24: Legacy) as Koriand’r/Starfire, »

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