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Adam Levine Leaving ‘The Voice’ After 16 Seasons

Adam Levine Leaving ‘The Voice’ After 16 Seasons
Updated with Adam Levine comments: A big change is ahead for The Voice. Adam Levine is exiting after 16 seasons on NBC’s hit singing competition series. The Voice host Carson Daly announced the change Friday morning on NBC News’ Today.

“He’ll always be a cherished member of The Voice family,” Daly said, adding, “We wish him nothing but the best.”

Levine had previously been listed as a coach for the upcoming fall cycle.

The Maroon 5 frontman has been a coach on the show since its debut in 2012, leading a singer to the big win three times. He will be replaced next season by Gwen Stefani. She’ll be joined by returning coaches Blake Shelton, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson.

Levine later shared in a lengthy Instagram post on what led him to the decision to leave ahead of the upcoming season, saying “It was time to move on.” In his post,
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A.P. Bio Cancelled at NBC

Class is dismissed indefinitely for the students of A.P. Bio, which has been cancelled at NBC after two seasons.

Creator Mike O’Brien broke the bad news on Twitter, encouraging fans to watch the four remaining episodes:

I'm intensely sad to announce that AP Bio will be ending after this season. This has been my favorite project of my life and that's because of the amazing writers, cast and crew. As most canceled shows probably feel, I think we were just hitting our stride and everyone was still

— Mike O'Brien (@MikeOBrienXOXO) May 25, 2019

loving the work, so this is very hard.
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‘Jeopardy!’ Champion James Holzhauer Hits $2 Million Winnings Milestone

This current “Jeopardy!” player has just won over $2 million on the popular game show. Who is James Holzhauer?

The 34 year old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has hit a “Jeopardy!” milestone by becoming only the second person in the show’s history to win over $2 million in regular season play. Holzhauer won his 27th straight game in a row with a $74,400 haul, bringing his total winnings on the show to $2,065,535. The only other player to ever win over $2 million was Ken Jennings, who amassed $2,520,700 over a 74-game win streak back in 2004.

Holzhauer will face two new challengers on Monday,
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Jeopardy! Phenom James Holzhauer Passes New Milestone With Latest Win

Jeopardy! Phenom James Holzhauer Passes New Milestone With Latest Win
Ken Jennings‘ standing as Jeopardy!‘s all-time highest earner is officially… in jeopardy. Trivia master James Holzhauer racked up his 27th consecutive win on Friday, officially putting the 34-year-old professional sports gambler past the $2 million mark. Factoring in the $74,000 he took home from Friday’s game, his overall earnings now total $2,065,535.

This puts him dangerously close to Jennings’ $2,520,700 total, which he earned over the course of 74 games back in 2004.

One of the secrets to Holzhauer’s meteoric rise has been his consistent willingness to take big risks, all of which have paid off thus far. And his latest victory was
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Svu's Upcoming, History-Making Season 21 Should Be Its Last

Svu's Upcoming, History-Making Season 21 Should Be Its Last
In the fall, Law & Order: Svu will kick off its 21st season, making it the longest-running primetime live-action series in television history. That’s quite the accomplishment. It’s also a really good stopping point for a procedural long past its prime.

Yep, I’m saying it’s time for Svu to hang it up. Chung chung!

“Objection!,” you cry from the defense table? I understand. When Svu was in its creative heyday, the ripped-from-the-headlines drama was one of my favorites. Its central detectives, Olivia and Elliot, had an intriguing and complicated partnership. Its writing was fresh, with the franchise
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‘What/If’ Review: Renée Zellweger’s Netflix Soap Is Exquisite, Binge-Worthy Trash

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains mild spoilers for “What/If” Season 1, in that any details about the twist-heavy plot are technically spoilers.]

It actually takes a lot of hard, focused work to make a TV show so bad it’s good. Think of “Barry.” The excellent HBO comedy is only getting better, but Bill Hader is a great (Emmy-winning) actor being asked to portray a bad one. Sure, the “SNL” veteran knows what a bad actor looks like — he was, after all, still part of the cast when Gerard Butler hosted — but he also knows what makes bad acting entertaining. “Barry” is filled with awful performances used toward brilliant comedy, whether it’s the tone deaf choices of his acting class or Barry trying to act (aka lie) in his day-to-day life.

Now, instead of just one element of the show being bad, imagine an entire series built from that same qualitative mentality. Putting all those pieces together is difficult, let alone finding a story to support them, but “What / If” does exactly that.
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Whiskey Cavalier 'Fully and Finally' Cancelled at ABC, Showrunner Says

Whiskey Cavalier 'Fully and Finally' Cancelled at ABC, Showrunner Says
Sorry, Whiskey Cavalier fans, but your hopes for one more mission have been dashed: Despite reports of a possible reversal by ABC, the network has passed on un-cancelling the freshman spy dramedy, according to showrunner David Hemingson. (An ABC source has since confirmed to TVLine that the show will not return.)

Hemingson broke the bad news on Twitter, saying Whiskey is “fully and finally” cancelled and thanking fans for their support:

Friends: I just got the sad news that @ABCNetwork has passed. #WhiskeyCavalier has been fully and finally cancelled. Thank you all so, so much for your efforts on our behalf.
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‘Game of Thrones’ Composer Ramin Djawadi on Working Toward the Musical Ending He Always Envisioned

‘Game of Thrones’ Composer Ramin Djawadi on Working Toward the Musical Ending He Always Envisioned
Saying goodbye to “Game of Thrones” meant different things to everyone involved in making the show. As Season 8 drew to a close, composer Ramin Djawadi had a number of unique opportunities to bring his decade on the show full-circle.

The Season 8 soundtrack is a bit of a first for Djawadi, who chose to arrange the cues from the show’s final six episodes in chronological order, following the gradual reintroduction of themes from across “Game of Thrones” history. As Djawadi told IndieWire, all of that culminates in the final episode, which bids farewell to a number of characters using music that’s marked their respective journeys.

“When you see Brienne at the end, and she’s writing things down in the book about Jaime, I’m using the Honor theme, which had developed over the seasons for the two of them and their relationship,” Djawadi said. “Of course, the Stark theme got used a lot,
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Julianna Margulies on How ‘The Hot Zone’ Speaks to the Human Condition and Takes on Science Deniers

Julianna Margulies on How ‘The Hot Zone’ Speaks to the Human Condition and Takes on Science Deniers
Before “The Hot Zone,” Julianna Margulies admits she would often see stories about diseases such as Ebola in Africa and only “skim over them.” After getting to meet those on the front lines of trying to contain and cure infectious diseases, such as Dr. Nancy Jaax, whom Margulies plays in the National Geographic limited series, though, she has a renewed outlook.

“This is not an African problem; this is a global problem and it is not a matter of ‘if,’ it is a matter of ‘when,'” Margulies tells Variety. “I get so frustrated with science deniers, climate change deniers.
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Kanye West Shares a Touching Memory of His Mother in Letterman Interview

Kanye West Shares a Touching Memory of His Mother in Letterman Interview
In a preview of David Letterman’s interview with Kanye West, which begins streaming next Friday, May 31, the musician’s wife Kim Kardashian West, tweeted a clip of him sharing a touching memory of his mother, Donda, who died in 2007 after a surgical procedure.

While his wife looks on smiling, West answers Letterman’s question about the memory of his mother.

“This would have been the funnest time of her life,” he says, “to have those kids running around that house, and being able to buy them toys. I remember my mother bought me a bear that was multicolored, and
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CNN Lays Off Some Health Journalism Staffers

CNN has laid off a handful of staffers from its health-journalism unit after deciding to place its health, climate and Southeastern newsgathering operations under a single aegis.

” As part of the normal course of business, our newsgathering team made a small restructure earlier this week that ultimately impacts 6-7 employees within CNN’s Health Unit,” CNN said in a statement. The layoffs were disclosed previously in a report by TVNewser. The restructuring of those news operations had been in the planning stages for some time. Affected employees are believed to have been notified earlier this week.

The At&T-owned news
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Entertainment One to Enlist Wattpad Superfans for Feedback on Scripts Based on User-Written Stories

In an unusual move, Entertainment One plans to share TV pilot scripts for two Wattpad stories it’s adapting as series with the most passionate fans of the original tales — bringing them into the development process.

Under its partnership with Wattpad, the Toronto-based production and media company is developing shows based on dystopian drama “The Numbered” by Mj Gary and time-travel romance “Kairos” by Leigh Heasley. EOne moved forward on the pair of projects after looking at dozens of potential candidates, flagged in batches of 10 per month by Wattpad out of the 500 million-plus stories on the story-sharing community. Those were
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Game of Thrones: The Show's 50 Major Characters, Ranked From Worst to Best

Game of Thrones: The Show's 50 Major Characters, Ranked From Worst to Best
Yes, we now know who sits on the Iron Throne at the end of Game of Thrones, but who won the ultimate battle… for our hearts?

Eight seasons of HBO’s Emmy-winning epic have introduced us to a vast world teeming with colorful characters, and we’re not ashamed to say we have a few favorites. Some Thrones characters, we found endlessly fascinating and could’ve happily watched for ten more seasons… and some, well, we couldn’t help but groan whenever they came on screen. So now that the series has signed off for good, we’re ready to reveal our final,
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‘Lost’ Star Henry Ian Cusick Signs With Buchwald (Exclusive)

‘Lost’ Star Henry Ian Cusick Signs With Buchwald (Exclusive)
Henry Ian Cusick, best known for playing Desmond on the hit ABC series “Lost,” is signing with talent agency Buchwald for representation.

Cusick also starred in the CW sci-fi/drama “The 100” and was most recently seen in the Fox series “The Passage.”

His other notable television credits include “Scandal,” “24,” “Fringe,” “The Mentalist,” “Body of Proof” and “Inhumans.” Cusick appeared in such films as “Hitman,” “Rememory,” “Chimera,” “Pali Road,” “Just Let Go,” “Not Another Happy Ending,” “Frank vs. God” and “The Girl on the Train.”

His U.K. theater career, spanning nearly 20 years, includes the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company
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‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Who Started Season 8 Petition Raise Over $25,000 for Emilia Clarke Charity

‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Who Started Season 8 Petition Raise Over $25,000 for Emilia Clarke Charity
Game of Thrones” fans are coming together online to raise money for Emilia Clarke’s SameYou charity, which the “Thrones” favorite helped develop to benefit those recovering from brain injuries and strokes. The initiative was started and gained traction in the “Game of Thrones”-themed subreddit “r/frefolk,” the same community that launched the viral petition to remake Season 8. The petition earned over 1.5 million signatures and even prompted a critical response from “Thrones” star Sophie Turner.

The charity initiative was started on Reddit by elle_ellaria, who anonymously spoke to Entertainment Weekly and said that one of the driving forces behind the donations was to show that “Thrones” fans are still a positive bunch who value the cast and crew of the series.

“We wanted to send a message that even though fans have been very vocal in their disappointment with the conclusion of the series, none of that is
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Did Ziva Redeem Weird NCIS? Will P.D. Cop O.D.? Did Supergirl Reveal Satisfy? Is Five-0 Security Lax? And More Qs!

Did Ziva Redeem Weird NCIS? Will P.D. Cop O.D.? Did Supergirl Reveal Satisfy? Is Five-0 Security Lax? And More Qs!
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 Game of Thrones, Supergirl, NCIS and Chicago P.D.!

1 | On Hawaii Five-0, even if Hassan’s wife came toting a plastic gun, doesn’t HQ security check backpacks? Also, can you believe that neither Tani/Junior nor Adam/Tamiko gave our Sweeps Scorecard a First Kiss?

2 | After years of waiting for Lena to learn Supergirl’s true identity, were you satisfied with the way it finally played out in the season finale?

3 | Why,
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Adam Levine's Voice Exit Sparked by Rule Changes, Cinched by Performance That Left NBC Brass 'Furious'

Adam Levine's Voice Exit Sparked by Rule Changes, Cinched by Performance That Left NBC Brass 'Furious'
Adam Levine‘s disastrous, much-derided performance at the NBC Upfronts presentation on May 13 was foreshadowed the day prior on Universal’s Stage 12 — aka home of The Voice. The singing competition was pre-tapingSeason 16’s Semifinals on a Sunday vs. airing live on Monday because Levine and fellow coaches Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and John Legend were due at the aforementioned event in New York the next day.

By all accounts, Levine did not want to attend that Sunday taping. As one source tells TVLine, the Maroon 5 frontman expressed frustration beforehand at having to be present when, at that point, he had
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Bryan Cranston on His Early Roles, Dealing With Rejection and His ‘Erasable Mind’

Bryan Cranston on His Early Roles, Dealing With Rejection and His ‘Erasable Mind’
Following his 2014 Tony Award for best actor as President Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan’s play “All the Way,” Bryan Cranston is looking to add to his trophy collection this year with his performance as Howard Beale in “Network.” The deranged anchorman — who’s famously “mad as hell and not going to take this anymore” — is the latest in a string of iconic roles for the actor, best known for playing chemistry teacher-turned-drug lord Walter White in the AMC series “Breaking Bad” (earning him a Golden Globe and four acting Emmys along the way). On a more lighthearted note,
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‘The Hot Zone’: A Deadly Disease Is on the Verge of Spreading to Humans in NatGeo Series — Watch

‘The Hot Zone’: A Deadly Disease Is on the Verge of Spreading to Humans in NatGeo Series — Watch
It’s been 30 years since Ebola was first discovered on American soil, and a new NatGeo series is looking to capture the danger and resilience of those who made sure the world avoided catastrophic consequences.

The Hot Zone” has assembled quite the on-screen group to help bring this sequence of events to the screen. Julianna Margulies stars as Dr. Nancy Jaax, who led the effort to contain the spread of Ebola in the United States after the initial African outbreak. Fresh off the series finale of “Game of Thrones,” Liam Cunningham co-stars as Wade Carter, Jaax’s mentor and another doctor working to counteract the potential biological crisis. As Peter Jahrling, Topher Grace plays the military research specialist who helped to discover the mutated viral threat upon its arrival stateside.

The clip below features all three characters caught in a key moment as these medical professionals begin to sense that
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Lucifer Bosses Talk Renewal Timeline, Their (Many) Favorite Season 4 Scenes and Saving Up to Go 'Full Devil'

Lucifer Bosses Talk Renewal Timeline, Their (Many) Favorite Season 4 Scenes and Saving Up to Go 'Full Devil'
The following Q&A is a free-for-all when it comes to Lucifer Season 4 spoilers, so if you have not yet finished your binge 1) What the Hell? and B ) come back later!

As Lucifer Season 4 enters its third week of existence on Netflix (and now that the busy Upfronts season is behind us), TVLine presents this post mortem Q&A with co-showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich.

Tvline | So, what do you think of the end result compared to your expectations going in? Because the response to Season 4 on Netflix has been pretty overwhelming.

Joe Henderson | Meh. [Laughs]

Ildy Modrovich | I mean,
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