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'Downton Abbey' Creator's Next Period Drama, 'Gilded Age,' Gets Star-Studded Trailer - Watch Now!

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is back with a brand new period piece: The Gilded Age! The debut trailer for the HBO drama just debuted online, along with some first look pics.

The new series stars Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Denée Benton, Louisa Jacobson, Taissa Farmiga, Blake Ritson, Simon Jones, Harry Richardson, Thomas Cocquerel, Jack Gilpin, Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski.

Here’s the logline for the show: The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and of huge fortunes made and lost. Against the backdrop of this transformation, HBO’s The Gilded Age begins in 1882 with young Marian Brook (Jacobson) moving from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Baranski) and Ada Brook (Nixon). Accompanied by Peggy Scott (Benton), an aspiring writer seeking a fresh start, Marian inadvertently becomes enmeshed in a social war between one of her aunts, a scion of the old money set, and her stupendously rich neighbors, a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George (Spector) and Bertha Russell (Coon). Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path?

The new show comes from creator/writer/executive producer, Julian Fellowes; executive producer, Gareth Neame; director/executive producer, Michael Engler; executive producer, David Crockett; director/executive producer Salli Richardson-Whitfield; and writer/co-executive producer Sonja Warfield.

The show debuts on January 24, 2022.

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'The Good Fight' Renewed for Sixth Season on Paramount+

The Good Fight will be back for a sixth season!

The Paramount+ original series is currently in the middle of airing its fifth season and the streaming service just announced that it has been renewed for yet another season.

In the fifth season, Diane (Christine Baranski) is forced to question whether it’s appropriate for her to help run an African American law firm with Liz (Audra McDonald) when the firm loses two top lawyers. Meanwhile, Marissa (Sarah Steele) and the firm become entangled with Hal Wackner (Mandy Patinkin), a regular Chicagoan who decides to open his own courtroom in the back of a copy shop.

The cast of The Good Fight also includes Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi, Zach Grenier, and Charmaine Bingwa.

The Good Fight‘s provocative, whip smart, and no-holds-barred world remains as relevant as ever, continuing to entice new audiences as one of Paramount+’s top performing original series and acquisition drivers,” said Nicole Clemens, President, Paramount+ Original Scripted Series. “We are thrilled to continue The Good Fight’s enduring legacy with a sixth season and can’t wait to see what the brilliant minds behind the series, Robert and Michelle King, tackle next.”

The first four episodes of The Good Fight season five are currently available on Paramount+ with the additional six episodes debuting weekly on Thursdays.

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Dolly Parton, Jenifer Lewis, & Christine Baranski to Star in New Netflix Christmas Movie

Dolly Parton is bringing Christmas to Netflix!

The 74-year-old entertainer’s song “Christmas On The Square” – off of her upcoming holiday album A Holly Dolly Christmas – will be turned into a movie on the streaming site.

Dolly will produce the movie, and star in it alongside Christine Baranski, Jenifer Lewis, Treat Williams, and Jeanine Mason. Grey’s Anatomy star Debbie Allen will be directing the movie.

Christmas On The Square follows Christine as Regina, “a rich and nasty woman who returns to her small hometown after her father’s death to evict everyone and sell the land to a mall developer — right before Christmas. However, after listening to stories of the local townsfolk, reconnecting with an old love, and accepting the guidance of an actual angel (Parton), Regina starts to have a change of heart,” according to THR.

Christmas On The Square will be released on Netflix on November 22!

'The Good Fight' Season 4 Will End Early Due to Pandemic, Season 5 Renewal Confirmed

We have some good news and some bad news for fans of The Good Fight.

First for the good news, CBS All Access has announced that the show has been renewed for an upcoming fifth season. The bad news is that the current fourth season is being cut short and will end after the seventh episode.

Season four was intended to have 10 episodes, but the final three episodes could not be made because of the pandemic. The season will end on Thursday, May 28.

“It’s been weird to not be able to finish the fourth season,” said series creators Robert and Michelle King. “It left the story in even more absurd a place than usual. So we’re thrilled that CBS All Access wants to bring The Good Fight back for an additional season, and we know what story we’re planning to tell. It’s like getting the answers to the SAT ahead of time.”

CBS All Access just sold a series to The CW to be aired later this fall!

Patti LuPone Jokes That Meryl Streep & Friends 'Trashed' the Iconic Song 'Ladies Who Lunch'

Patti LuPone is sharing her thoughts on the iconic performance of “The Ladies Who Lunch” during the Sondheim birthday celebration last weekend.

The two-time Tony-winning actress has been performing the song in the Broadway musical Company and now she doesn’t know if she’s going to be able to sing it ever again.

Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, and Audra McDonald sang the number while celebrating composer Stephen Sondheim‘s birthday and Patti joked that they “trashed the number.”

“When it was over, I went, ‘I’ll never be able to sing ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ again!’” Patti said in an interview with PrideSource. “I don’t think they set the bar – I think they trashed the number!”

The reporter then asked, “They set the bar for trashing the number?”

Patti responded, “Yeah, exactly! That’s what I think! I mean, I say that with great humor, but I’m not going to be able to sing it without thinking of them doing it. (Laughs.) This is all joke, by the way! This is all humor!”

Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, & Audra McDonald's 'Ladies Who Lunch' Performance Must Be Seen!

If you’re a fan of musical theater (and even if you’re not) – you must watch this video!

So many stars got together for the Stephen Sondheim 90th Birthday concert, “Take Me To The World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration.” The concert was a fundraiser for ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty), and one of the highlights of the evening was when Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, and Audra McDonald chose to sing one of Sondheim’s iconic classics, “Ladies Who Lunch,” from the hit musical Company.

We’ve embedded the entire concert below, but if you want to watch this one performance, skip to 1:58:34.

Christine Baranski is Ready to Get Back to Work in 'The Good Fight' Season Four Trailer - Watch!

The first trailer for The Good Fight season four has been released!

Christine Baranski is back and ready for action as Diane Lockhart in the CBS All Access series.

Here’s the synopsis: “Season four of The Good Fight finds Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart navigating a very different landscape. After they lost their biggest client, Chumhum, and their founding partner’s name was tarnished, Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart was forced to accept an offer by a huge multi-national law firm, STR Laurie, to become a small subsidiary. Suddenly, all of their decisions can be second-guessed by the giant firm that is literally on top of them. While STR Laurie initially seem like benevolent overlords, we find Diane Lockhart and her colleagues chafing at their loss of independence while simultaneously investigating the emergence of a mysterious ‘Memo 618.’”

The series stars Christine, Cush Jumbo, Audra McDonald, Sarah Steele, Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi, Zach Grenier, John Larroquette, and Delroy Lindo. Hugh Dancy has also joined the cast in a recurring role.

The Good Fight season 4 will premiere on Thursday, April 9 on CBS All Access.