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Jordan Peele confirmed as executive producer for new 'Twilight Zone'
CBS All Access has confirmed it is working with Get Out fillm-maker Jordan Peele on a "re-imagining" of the science-fiction and horror anthology series The Twilight Zone.

Peele, Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez have been tapped to serve as executive producers for the series and will collaborate on the pilot episode. Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon are also executive producers on the project.

"Too many times this year it's felt we were living in a twilight zone, and I can't think of a better moment to re-introduce it to modern audiences," said Peele in a statement Wednesday.

"The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life," added Kinberg. "The opportunity to continue its lineage is a dream come true, and I'm so thrilled to be doing it with Jordan, Marco and the team at CBS All Access."

"The original The Twilight Zone bridged science-fiction, horror and fantasy together to explore human nature and provide social commentary in a way that audiences had never seen before," said Julie McNamara, executive vice president of original content for CBS All Access. "Under the auspices of Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez, and with the creative freedom that the CBS All Access platform affords, this is an incredible opportunity to bring today's audiences a modern re-imagining of this iconic series."

The original version of The Twilight Zone ran 1959-64.

Peele's blockbuster Get Out was nominated for four Critics' Choice Awards Wednesday.


'Big Bang Theory' star Melissa Rauch welcomes first child, a baby girl
Big Band Theory star Melissa Rauch announced on Instagram Monday the birth of her first child, a baby girl with her husband Winston Rauch.

"I am beyond over the moon to share that our beautiful baby girl, Sadie Rauch, has arrived and our hearts are bursting at the seams with love for her," the actress said alongside an image that featured the message, "It's a Girl."

"I will never take for granted the difficult road it took to get here. To those on that road: I'm sending you so much love today and always," she continued.

Rauch, 37, and her husband, announced in July that she was pregnant after having a miscarriage.

"The miscarriage I experienced was one of the most profound sorrows I have ever felt in my life. It kickstarted a primal depression that lingered in me," Rauch said at the time. "I know it's made me grateful for every moment of my current pregnancy, and I hope it will make me a better mother in some capacity when I can finally hold the child that has been in my heart in my arms."

Rauch plays microbiologist Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on The Big Band Theory who is soon to become a mother of two.


LOOSE LIPS:
"I try and remain as anonymous and invisible as I can so it doesn't take away from the experience of the men that I play."
--Milo Ventimiglia, on why he keeps his private life outside of the spotlight, to PEOPLE



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Which actress has landed a mystery role in Season 2 of Marvel's 'Iron Fist'?


Christiane Amanpour to replace Charlie Rose on PBS' nightly program
Veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour will temporarily take over the nightly programming slot on PBS previously occupied by Charlie Rose until the network suspended him over sexual harassment allegations, PBS announced Monday.

WNET-TV, the local PBS affiliate in New York City, is scheduled to begin airing the new global affairs interview program, Amanpour on PBS, at 11 p.m. Monday. The show is expected to roll out to all PBS stations beginning Dec. 11.

"Christiane Amanpour is a fearless and uncompromising journalist," said Neal Shapiro, president and CEO of WNET. "We are pleased to welcome her to the PBS system and are gratified to offer this thorough and responsible news program to viewers nationwide."

PBS previously aired Charlie Rose in the same time slot since 1991. PBS and CBS fired Rose from programming in November after former employees and people who had sought jobs from Rose said he acted inappropriately toward them. Allegations included groping, making lewd phone calls and walking around nude in front of them.

"PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations. We are immediately suspending distribution of Charlie Rose," a statement from the public broadcaster said at the time. "Charlie Rose is produced by Charlie Rose, Inc., an independent television production company. PBS does not fund this nightly program or supervise its production, but we expect our producers to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect."

PBS said it's working on finalizing another public affairs program to follow Amanpour at 11:30 p.m.

Amanpour is the chief international correspondent for CNN and host of interview program Amanpour on the cable news network. She is also ABC's global affairs anchor.


Production on 'Westworld,' 'S.W.A.T.' suspended due to California wildfires
Production on the second season of HBO's Westworld and on CBS' reboot of S.W.A.T., have been halted due to the ongoing wildfires affecting Southern California.

"Due to nearby wildfires, Westworld stopped production earlier today and will resume filming as soon as it's safe to do so," HBO said in a statement Tuesday.

"Production of @swatcbs has been suspended for the day due to wildfires and unsafe air near our stages," a Twitter account for the S.W.A.T. writers room posted.

"Safety of cast and crew come first. Prayers to all affected by these fires," it continued.

Westworld stars Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright also shared their thoughts on the matter on social media.

"Got an unexpected and unfortunate day off owing to the #CreekFire & #RyeFire. Be safe, folks," Wright said.

"Meanwhile, at work today..." Wood said alongside of images depicting harsh weather conditions and a fire breathing dragon.

The Rye Fire has grown to 200 acres and has resulted in the 5 Freeway being closed which has impacted traffic on major roads.

Production on Westworld Season 2 was also suspended in November after an unidentified actor suffered from a medical emergency. The drama is set to return in Spring 2018.

S.W.A.T., which stars Shemar Moore, recently received a a full season order from CBS.


??? Guess Who ???

Which actress has landed a mystery role in Season 2 of Marvel's 'Iron Fist'?

Marvel confirmed Alice Eve has joined the ensemble of Iron Fist, but did not say who the British actress will play.

Returning for the comic-book adaptation's second season are Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Stroup and Sacha Dhawan. The 13-episode first season of the series is now streaming on Netflix.

"We are very excited to have an actress of Alice's stature join the cast of Marvel's Iron Fist," Jeph Loeb, Marvel's head of television and executive producer, said in a statement Tuesday. "Her exceptional talent brings an intrigue and danger to her character unlike anyone else."

"We're over the moon that Alice Eve is joining us this season," added show-runner and executive producer Raven Metzner. "We think she's going to be a great addition to an already stellar cast."

Eve, 35, is known for her work in Black Mirror and Star Trek: Into Darkness.

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