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Gillian Anderson to Play Eleanor Roosevelt in Showtime's 'First Lady'

Gillian Anderson has signed on to portray former First Lady and American 20th century political icon Eleanor Roosevelt in a brand new Showtime limited series!

Gillian will co-star alongside Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer in The First Lady, which is the show’s current working title, subject to change.

The show will tell the story through the lens of the famous women in the White House, including Eleanor Roosevelt (Anderson), Betty Ford (Pfeiffer) and Michelle Obama (Davis).

Gillian Anderson is an actress of incredible range and exquisite talent – she is the perfect choice to complete this powerhouse trio, who will inhabit the roles of these iconic women,” Amy Israel, EVP, Scripted Programming, Showtime Networks, told Deadline. “It’s inspiring to have Gillian, Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susanne Bier and Cathy Schulman at the forefront of The First Lady. They have truly set the stage for a landmark Showtime series.”

Armie Hammer Being Recast in Starz's Watergate Series, Joel Edgerton Also Exits

Julia Roberts and Sean Penn‘s new Watergate drama Gaslit will debut on Starz after a series of casting changes, including Armie Hammer‘s departure from the project.

Armie exited the project in January of 2021, but now it is being reported that his role will definitely be recast, Variety reports.

The network has greenlit the series, which is based on the Slate podcast Slow Burn and was first unveiled in February 2020.

Gaslit is a modern take on Watergate that will explore the untold side of the sandal, focusing on Nixon’s subordinates and the whistleblowers who eventually exposed the truth.

Joel Edgerton was initially set to star in and direct the show, but he has reportedly exited the series, per Deadline. His brother Nash Edgerton also left the project.

Armie was originally attached to play White House Counsel John Dean but left the series in January 2021 in order to join the cast of The Offer, which he would eventually exit after allegations of sexual misconduct. It has not been announced who will replace him in the role.

A revealing profile of Armie analyzed his film career and how his movie’s have performed at the box office.

Kit Harington, Anna Paquin, Garrett Hedlund & More Join 'Modern Love' Season Two Cast

The full star-studded cast of season two for Amazon’s Modern Love was just announced and it includes some pretty big names.

Variety reports that Kit Harington, Anna Paquin, and Garrett Hedlund have joined the series.

The news comes just after both Kit and Garrett welcomed their first children.

Gbenga Akinnagbe, Susan Blackwell, Lucy Boynton, Tom Burke, Zoe Chao, Maria Dizzia, Grace Edwards, Dominique Fishback, Kathryn Gallagher, Telci Huynh, Nikki M. James, Aparna Nancherla, Larry Owens, Zane Pais, Isaac Powell, Ben Rappaport, Milan Ray, Jack Reynor, Miranda Richardson, Marquis Rodriguez, James Scully, Zuzanna Szadkowski, Lulu Wilson, Don Wycherley, and Jeena Yi will also star.

Minnie Driver‘s involvement in the show was announced last week.

“We’re so excited to bring a second season of this series to life, and give an opportunity to really shine a light on what matters most,” showrunner John Carney said in a statement. “With so much uncertainty in our current world, these stories bring truth and love to people everywhere, and I’m so appreciative to be a part of making that happen.”

Modern Love is an anthology series explores love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms, as well as its effects on the human connection. Each episode brings to life a different story that has been inspired by The New York Times‘ popular Modern Love column.

'South Park' Announces Second Coronavirus-Themed Special

South Park is once again addressing the pandemic.

Comedy Central announced a second coronavirus-themed South Park episode is coming, called South ParQ The Vaccination Special, which will debut on Comedy Central on March 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with a simulcast on MTV2.

The first-hour long special became the highest-rated episode of the series in seven years, and followed Stan, Cartman, Kyle and Kenny as they went back to school amid the “new normal.”

The upcoming special will “follow the chaos as the town clamors to get a coveted dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the boys face off against a militant group which is trying to prevent them getting a vaccine for their teacher,” via Hypebeast.

The teaser for the upcoming special was released at the same time as the announcement.

An iconic adult animated series is also set to be rebooted at Comedy Central.

J.J. Abrams Will Write New Series 'Subject to Change' for HBO Max

J.J. Abrams will be returning to his roots of writing for television with the upcoming HBO Max series Subject to Change.

The beloved producer and filmmaker will pen the script for his original idea. He will executive produce the series alongside showrunner Jennifer Yale, who is best known for working on Outlander and Legion.

THR reports that Subject to Change “follows a desperate college student who signs up for a clinical trial that begins a wild, harrowing, mind- and reality-bending adventure.”

It has been over a decade since Abrams has been credited as both the writer and creator of a television series, though he also has the show Demimonde in the works for HBO. He said in a statement, “It’s been incredible fun weaving this rather insane yarn with Jenn, and I am grateful to her and everyone at HBO Max for the opportunity to bring this story to life.”

Joining J.J. and Jennifer as an executive producer is Bad Robot’s head of television, Ben Stephenson.

Judy Greer Cast as Betty Ford's Social Secretary in 'The First Lady'

Judy Greer is joining the cast of The First Lady!

Variety reports that the 27 Dresses actress has signed on for a guest starring role in the Showtime series.

The First Lady is centered around the important women of the White House and their impact on American leadership.

Judy will be playing Nancy Howe, Betty Ford’s social secretary who became a close friend to the First Lady. She is replacing Pamela Adlon, who dropped out of the show due to a scheduling conflict.

The cast also includes Viola Davis as Michelle Obama, Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford, Aaron Eckhart as Gerald Ford and Rhys Wakefield as Dick Cheney. The series’ first season will also explore the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, though the role has yet to be cast.

Judy recently reunited with her 13 Going on 30 co-star Jennifer Garner. Click here to see the pics!

Eve Will Lead & Write Original Music in ABC's 'Queens' Pilot

ABC has recruited Eve to lead their upcoming musical pilot, Queens.

The series will center on four estranged and out-of-touch women in their 40s who reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had as the Nasty Bitches – their ’90s group that made them legends in the hip-hop world.

Variety says that Eve will play a character named Brianna.

Twenty years ago, Brianna was Professor Sex — one fourth of the Nasty Bitches — rapping about money, sex and her all-around glamorous lifestyle. Today, Brianna is a proud wife and mother of five in a stained sweatsuit who barely has a second to breathe. Not glamorous, but Brianna loves her life.

The Nasty Bitches are a distant, distant memory. But when an opportunity arises for the group to reunite, Brianna will grapple with whether or not she still has the swagger and confidence that made her an icon decades ago.

Eve will also take on another role in the series, as she’ll render original music for it as her character.

Last year, Eve announced that she would be leaving her role as co-host on The Talk.