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Fox Cancels 'Prodigal Son' After Two Seasons, Series Finale Air Date Revealed

The Fox series Prodigal Son has been canceled after just two seasons.

A source told Variety that it was a “difficult” decision to cancel the series, but the “show’s ratings did not justify a third season.” The second season is still airing and the air date for the series finale has been revealed.

Click inside to find out when the series finale will air… More Here! »

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Michael Sheen Has Been Battling Coronavirus With Girlfriend Anna Lundberg & Daughter for 'Weeks'

Michael Sheen is opening up about battling coronavirus for “weeks.”

The 52-year-old Prodigal Son star revealed he’s been battling the virus alongside girlfriend Anna Lundberg and their 17-month-old daughter Lyra.

“I’ve spent the last few weeks laid low by COVID. It’s been very difficult & quite scary,” he revealed on Twitter.

“I want to thank all the incredible women – Anna, Mum, [daughter] Lily, [sister] Joanne, my friends & all the women I am lucky enough to have support me who’ve helped me through this,” he went on to say, while acknowledging Internationl Women’s Day.

“Yes, we’ve all been dealing with THE virus the last few weeks. Michael and Lyra caught it first and then, inevitably, so did I,” Anna said on her Instagram.

She added it’s been “very challenging” but “luckily, we’re all much better now…I’m extremely grateful for our recovery and the support we’ve had from friends and family.” We are happy to hear that everyone is recovering well!

Find out which other stars were diagnosed with coronavirus.

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Michael Sheen Reveals Why He Gave Back His Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Michael Sheen is finally revealing why he returned his Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) give to him by Queen Elizabeth back in 2009.

Michael, who was born in Wales, “learnt a lot about Welsh history” while researching to give the prestigious Raymond Williams lecture. While doing research, he delved into the “tortured history” between Wales and England.

“By the time I’d finished writing that lecture, I remember sitting there going: ‘Well, I have a choice. I either don’t give this lecture and hold on to my OBE or I give this lecture and I have to give my OBE back’,” Michael told Guardian columnist Owen Jones. He is also calling for the title of the “Prince of Wales” to stop being given to the heir to the British throne.

Prince Charles currently holds the title and Michael said it would be “really meaningful and powerful gesture for that title to no longer be held in the same way as it has before, that would be an incredibly meaningful thing I think to happen.” According to the Guardian, “English king Edward I created and gave [that title] to his son in 1301 as part of his subjugation of the Welsh principalities.”

Michael added, “I didn’t mean any disrespect but I just realized I’d be a hypocrite if I said the things I was going to say in the lecture about the nature of the relationship between Wales and the British state.”

We’ve included photos of Michael receiving the honor at Buckingham Palace on June 2, 2009 with his daughter Lily and partner at the time, ballet dancer Lorraine Stewart. (If you don’t know, find out who Lily’s famous mom is!)

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Michael Sheen Reveals What Was 'Difficult' About Kate Beckinsale Split

Michael Sheen is speaking out about the most difficult aspect of his 2003 split from his ex Kate Beckinsale. The couple were together for 8 years and have a child, Lily, who is now 21.

“Going through that experience of a relationship breaking down and having a young child, and then because of my daughter and her mom living in another country, having to make a life in a new place whilst going through that whole experience, which is difficult enough,” Michael said on the “Changes With Annie Macmanus” podcast about having to live in the UK while his daughter was in the USA. “I had no work visa to stay in America, so every time I left, I had to go back to Britain. I never knew if I would be allowed to come back in again.”

He continued, “So, I ended up having to get work in Britain because I wasn’t really getting any work in America. It really made me question certain things about myself.”

Kate and Michael have remained on good terms over the years, and she has even featured him on her social media!

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Adam Sandler, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Meyers & More Hit Up Critics Choice Awards 2020

Adam Sandler hits the blue carpet with wife Jackie at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday (January 12) at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

The Uncut Gems star was up for Best Actor at the award show, however, the award went to Joaquin Phoenix for Joker.

Seth Meyers and Taika Waititi also attended the show, alongside Prodigal Son’s Michael Sheen and Tom Payne, and Chris Hardwick.

Tom attended the show with girlfriend Jennifer Akerman, and Chris hit the red carpet with wife Lydia Hearst.

Keegan-Michael Key is also pictured below, celebrating his win for Dolemite Is My Name, which won for Best Comedy.

FYI: Lydia wore a Victor Glemaud dress and Le Vian jewelry. Seth is wearing Dolce&Gabbana.

30+ pictures inside of Adam Sandler, Keegan-Michael Key, and more at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards

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Robert Downey Jr. Premieres 'Dolittle' with Rami Malek & More!

Robert Downey Jr. poses with co-star Rami Malek while attending the premiere of their new movie Dolittle on Saturday morning (January 11) at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, Calif.

The guys were joined at the event by their co-stars Selena Gomez, Michael Sheen, John Cena, Harry Collett, and Carmel Laniado, as well as writer and director Stephen Gaghan.

Also in attendance at the event were Robert‘s wife and producer Susan Downey, Michael‘s partner Anna Lundberg, and John‘s girlfriend Shay Shariatzadeh.

Robert, Michael, Harry, and Carmel are all live-action stars in the film while Selena, John, and Rami voice animals. Dolittle hits theaters on January 17!

FYI: Selena is wearing Givenchy.

40+ pictures inside of Robert Downey Jr. and others at the premiere… More Here! »

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Tom Payne On Understanding Serial Killers in 'Prodigal Son': 'It's An Endless Riddle'!

Michael Sheen, Bellamy Young, Tom Payne and Lou Diamond Phillips all got together to attend their SAG-AFTRA Foundation conversation panel for their series Prodigal Son held at The Robin Williams Center on Sunday (December 15) in New York City.

Tom, 36, and his co-stars sat down for a panel discussion following a screening of the show.

In the hit Fox series, Payne plays the son of a serial killer (Sheen) who draws on his knowledge to help the New York Police Department solve crimes and stop killers.

“It’s a never-ending riddle. It’s never one thing that (triggers the killing). It’s a variety of things. Generally, there’s anger and pain involved,” Tom expressed. “The human condition is endlessly fascinating. Everyone is seemingly born as a blank canvas and then ends up being a fully formed person. How much of that is nurture and how much is nature?”

“I was in the (series’) writers’ room and they had a book that was literally an encyclopedia of serial killers,” Tom continued. “You learn there is no common thread. The reason Ted Bundy is so fascinating is he was a well-put-together guy, an attractive man, intelligent and yet he did all these terrible things. It’s an endless riddle.”

READ MORE: Fox’s ‘Prodigal Son’ Gets Full Season Pickup!

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