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    • In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Katherine Langford who plays Hannah Baker on "13 Reasons Why" said she won't be coming back for the show's third season if it were to have one.
    • Langford thinks that her character's story arc has run its course.
    • She wants new experiences.

     

    Katherine Langford is ready to move on from Netflix's hit teen drama, "13 ReasonsWhy." The Aussie actress isn't considering a potential Season 3 return. She believes Hannah Baker's story has been told in full. Beware of (minor) spoilers ahead.

    Langford is only 22-years-old, and already tops many people's fantasy casting lists, especially those hoping for a solo "Batgirl" film. Despite her skyrocketing fame, Langford's Hollywood experience is quite brief. The actress was cast as Hannah Baker in"13 Reasons Why" at the age of 19. The harrowing story of a girl struggling with depression and sexual assault was her first ever role. She is now ready to move on to new experiences in the industry.

    While speaking with EW, Langford admitted that, should "13 Reasons Why" be picked up for a third season, she has no plans to reprise her role as Hannah Baker. She feels that Baker's story has been fully told already, back in Season 1. However, she had no qualms about coming back to the role for Season 2, as she saw it as a way to give Baker's would-be boyfriend, Clay Jensen, a sense of closure. During the course of the season, Jensen is essentially haunted by visions of Baker. He eventually comes to terms with her demise and allows himself the right to move forward during her eulogy, resulting in her vision making a heavenly exit from the church.

    Langford went on to say that she did not feel the need to say goodbye to her first ever character. She felt like she had already done that with the graphic bathtub scene at the end of Season 1. In fact, Langford felt as though the character she portrayed in Season 2 was not actually Baker at all. According to Langford, every time her character is depicted throughout the sophomore season, it's through flashbacks and retellings seen from other people's perspectives. Her tapes may have been problematic, but they were still from her own point of view. They were unequivocally her. The Hannah Baker depicted in Season 2 is a figment created through the memories of those she knew.

    Having to portray the same character in what she felt was a somewhat false light was difficult for Langford, harder than portraying the pain her character felt in Season 1. With that in mind, it's not hard to see why she would rather not come back for another batch of episodes. In the eyes of many, Hannah's somewhat forced return for season 2 didn't really add much to the story anyway, so should "13 Reasons Why" be renewed, perhaps it's best for all involved if the series and Katherine Langford go their separate ways.

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    Warning: Minor spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones" season eight.

    The final season of "Game of Thrones" will bring together more of your favorite characters as HBO's mega-hit series comes to a close. Star Hannah Murray teased new interactions between her character, Gilly, and others at Con of Thrones in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday.

    "All I will say is I got to work with some people I hadn't had the chance to work with before," Murray told INSIDER when asked about memorable days on set this year. "And that was really amazing."

    Sam and Gilly arrived to Winterfell at the tail end of last season, and though we saw Sam (John Bradley) speak with Bran and reveal Jon Snow's parentage, Gilly didn't have the chance to meet anyone new on screen — yet.

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    With Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen heading to Winterfell, perhaps Emilia Clarke is one of the people Murray is referring to working with. Arya and Sansa Stark (Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner) are also strong contenders since they're already in Winterfell with Gilly and Sam.

    The stars of "Game of Thrones" are already beginning to wrap on filming the eighth and final season. Joe Dempsie (Gendry) told INSIDER yesterday he finished last week (and things got emotional). Murray also said she's completed all of her scenes.

    "I'm actually done," Murray said. "It was very emotional, like the end of an era. I don't think I was expecting to feel as sad as I did. I was kind of like, 'I'm ready to move on.' You know, it's been seven years. And then the final day it really hit me ... it was really beautiful."

    Murray couldn't reveal any details about her last filmed sequence, but said it was a poignant one.

    "Without giving anything away, the final scene I got to shoot was the one I would have chosen [to be my last]," Murray said. "It was a very special day."

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    Murray also said the showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been putting together a special gift for each actor on their last day.

    "David and Dan came to set and gave a little speech and — they did this for everyone — they gave everyone framed storyboards," Murray said. "So I got storyboards for the White Walker attack from season three."

    Fans will have to wait until the final season airs sometimes in 2019 (likely spring) to see Murray's last moments as Gilly play out on screen, but in the meantime we can enjoy guessing which new characters she'll interact with in the episodes to come.

    As we wait for the final season, read our list of 21 key predictions we have for the final episodes of "Game of Thrones" in the meantime.

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    "Out of the Box" was a popular children's show that aired from 1998 to 2004. The hosts, Tony and Vivian, sang and made crafts inside of an imaginary box made entirely out of cardboard. We caught up with them 20 years after the first episode aired. Tony has also announced the "Tony James: Outside the Box" tour, a special set of appearances across the US and Canada that give fans of the show a chance to meet him in person. Following is a transcript of the video.

    Tony: People always ask me what are some of my strongest memories from the show, what are some of my favorite episodes, and really, they're all wonderful in their own way, but what I really remember if Viv's laughter.

    Vivian: I love Tony. (Laughs) And there's my laugh.

    Tony: So many times there would be opportunities where it would just be her scene, and we'd go behind and watch the monitors while she was doing her scene and I was just always just in awe of her. She's a magnificent vocalist and person and I love Viv.

    Vivian: It was great working with him. I wouldn't trade it for the world. He was so supportive. I always felt like he had my back. We had a great connection. You know, the producers wanted us all to use our real names. So all the kids, it's their real names, and I love it because you can watch. Like, the first season they'll call me Vivian and then all of the sudden second season they'll be like Viv. Being able to call each other by our real names ... Tony and I, the relationship you see on TV is our relationship.

    Tony: Viv and I get all the credit because we were the ones in front of the camera. But, what you didn't see is the 75 other people who worked behind the camera to present this show that millions of people actually ended up loving all these years.

    Vivian: We shot in Astoria. Actually the same place right next to Bear in the Big Blue House and right above Sesame Street which was mind-blowing, because growing up Sesame Street was my jam. Tony and I went all day, but the kids required by law to go to school for half a day, so we did three hours in the morning and then three hours in the afternoon. Basically, in like in a little over a week we'd have two episodes.

    Tony: I've been in the arts my entire life. This actually speaks to, I think, one of the reasons I was cast, because they were looking for someone who is a musician, who was primarily ... who could play percussion and specialized in junk percussion and I've had that experience because I was in the original American cast of Stomp. Even before Stomp I worked as a session and touring musician and I played with Billy Squire and Cyndi Lauper and Mariah Carey. Now of course, to this audience, those names may not mean that much, but you know, that was a while ago. -

    One of the biggest reasons for the show's popularity was its diverse cast.

    Vivian: I was excited to represent because I didn't realize it, I don't think, at the time. At the time, I was just super, super excited to be doing it. But it was kind of, I think, after the fact that it started airing when I would meet people out in public, they would ask me are you Filipino? It was cool, you know, because it was important to them.

    Tony: I think it was very important because it's reflective of our world, and I'm a native New Yorker, so you know, that's what ... diversity is all around us.

    I'm putting some finishing touches on some new music that I'll release this year. I'm just going over some artwork and discussing storyboards for videos and all of that stuff, so I'm really excited about that, so stay tuned. There's gonna be some new music coming out really soon.

    Vivian: So, I'm a mom and that is my life and I love it, love it, love it, love it. I love my daughter. I love my husband. I love being a teacher because that's mainly what I do now. I'm a voice and piano teacher. I music direct for several colleges, children's theaters, high schools. See, when I was growing up, I always knew I was gonna do something with music and I was gonna do something with children because those are my two loves.

    Tony: I've been really touched and honored because a lot of the generation that grew up with Box, the kids, and their parents have reached out and expressed online and in person how much the show has meant to them.

    Vivian:♪ Goodbye for now until we meet again. ♪

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    Warning: Major spoilers ahead for "Westworld" season two, episode six, "Phase Space."

    The second season of "Westworld" doubled down in its complexity by introducing us to the Cradle — a simulation technology which stores all of the hosts' data and storylines.

    Bernard had his own control unit pearl (those little red balls which contain each hosts' entire "soul") placed into the Cradle, and found out why its been able to improvise and fight back against the Delos attempts to bring the systems back to normal working order.

    Last chance to turn back before major spoilers for Sunday's "Westworld."

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    When Bernard entered the Cradle, he found a simulation version of Sweetwater where Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) was sitting at the player piano. 

    "Hello, old friend," Ford said to Bernard. 

    This implies that the pearl unit Ford sent Bernard to create sometime during the time frame of season one's events was likely Ford's own mind. Bernard placed the pearl into the Cradle, and now Ford's consciousness is controlling the Cradle even though the real Ford was killed by Dolores.

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    The last thing Ford said before his death at Dolores' hands on the first season finale spoke to this idea — though at the time we didn't realize how it would play out.

    "An old friend once told me something that gave me great comfort," Ford said to the crowd of Delos guests. "Something he had read. He said that Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin never died. They simply became music. So I hope you will enjoy this last piece very much."

    Ford has now become music, and is living on through the park's coding thanks to the Cradle.

    The episode also shed new light on the opening scene of the second season between Dolores and "Bernarnold," which was continued in Sunday's episode.

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    At first, we weren't sure if this was Dolores and Arnold or Dolores and Bernard. But an important clue now has us thinking it's actually Ford impersonating Dolores and a new Arnold human-host  hybrid. 

    The scene between Dolores and Arnold is cut in a different aspect ratio than the rest of the episode. The Cradle scenes later were in the same aspect ratio:

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    This likely means that the Dolores and Arnold conversation is taking place inside the Cradle. Ford seems to be trying to build a host-human hybrid of Arnold — which is why "Dolores" is testing his conversation pattern for "fidelity" the same way we saw William test the host-human James Delos on the fourth episode of this season. 

    On the "Westworld" subreddit, several fans are already exploring this possibility. The reason Ford might be using a Dolores foil is because that's the only way to test the preciseness of the Arnold-bot. The real Arnold had that conversation with Dolores before he uploaded the Wyatt narrative into her and orchestrated his own death and the host massacre before the park was opened.

    We don't yet know why Ford wants an Arnold host-human hybrid, but at least we have an apparent answer to the mystery of who Ford had Bernard print onto a new control unit. 

    For more on Sunday's "Westworld," including our picks for most compelling season two fan theories so far, read all of INSIDER's coverage here.

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    Warning: Major spoilers ahead for "Westworld" season two, episode six, "Phase Space."

    HBO's "Westworld" powered on in its second season with a mind-bending episode which brought back a major character through the complex introduction of the Cradle. From the connection between Ford and Dolores you might not have picked up on to a fun possible cameo, we're here to dive into the smaller episode details you might have overlooked.

    Keep reading to see the nine things you might have missed on Sunday's "Westworld."

    The episode opened with an extended version of a scene between Dolores and what now appears to be a host-human hybrid of Arnold.

    The second season's first episode started with a scene between Dolores and Arnold discussing dreams and reality. Now on Sunday's episode, we saw the extended version of this scene and discovered Dolores was actually freezing and testing an Arnold host. 

    Her use of the word "fidelity" implies that she's working with a host-human hybrid, just as William did with James Delos.

     



    We don't yet know when the Dolores/Arnold-host conversation takes place, but it does appear clear that it's happening inside the Cradle. The aspect ratio changes give this away.

    The Cradle is a simulation technology/storage facility where all the hosts' data and narrative loops are kept. Inside the Cradle, different storylines can be tested without guest interference. The Cradle network is also connected to the other Delos systems through its coding.

    Bernard had Elsie monitor him as he had his own control unit pearl placed into the Cradle. Inside he discovered Robert Ford sitting at the player piano — indicating that the human-host hybrid control unit pearl Ford sent Bernard to create was one for his own mind.



    The "Delos Destinations" website created by HBO seems to confirm this with a new chat program where you can talk to "Ford."

    When the Ford chatbot is asked "How did you get here?" the answer is "a simple solution that fit in the palm of Bernard's hand."

    The little golf-ball sized pearl unit we saw Bernard have printed in a flashback was likely Ford's own mind.



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    It's always nice to make a first impression when meeting your potential spouse, but some meetings are more memorable than others — especially when they're for TV.

    "The Bachelor" franchise is known for having some bizarre first meetings when contestants step out of the limo. Some skip out on the limo and bring their own choice of vehicle and others come bearing unique items. Some wear costumes and others have weird one-liners. While some of these fun ideas leave a good impression, some lead to quick good-byes on the ABC reality franchise.

    Here are 18 of the weirdest first introductions on "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." 

    Chantal O'Brien left her mark on season 11 of "The Bachelor" when she slapped the leading man.

    Brad Womack was looking for love for a second time, but was caught off-guard when O'Brien gave him a slap in the face. 

    "It's not from me; it's from every woman in America," she said before hitting him. 

    The slap apparently didn't deter Womack from getting to know her. O'Brien ended up as his runner-up. 



    Season 16 of "The Bachelor" featured a 72-year-old retiree, but she was just there to introduce her granddaughter, Brittney Schreiner.

    Bachelor Ben Flajnik was shocked to see a 72-year-old woman emerge from the limo with crutches. He was relieved to know that Sheryl was only a grandmother there to introduce her granddaughter. 

    Schreiner ended up quitting the competition during week three.  



    Luxury brand consultant Kalon McMahon showed off his wealth on "The Bachelorette" season eight by arriving in his own private helicopter.

    McMahon's arrogance later caught up with him when he was kicked out of the house for calling bachelorette Emily Maynard's daughter "baggage." 



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    The dust is settling and the dirty business of cancellations and renewals is mostly over, so it's time to take a look at the new batch of TV show offerings for the year ahead.

    INSIDER took a look at what we know about the new shows and made some snap judgments on the ones we're most looking forward to watching.

    Here are the 10 most exciting new TV shows that were just announced:

    "Abby's" (NBC)

    The new midseason comedy starring Natalie Morales and Neil Flynn gave us "Cheers" vibes and we love that it's shot on an outdoor set.



    "All American" (The CW)

    Taye Diggs and Daniel Ezra head up the cast of this football-centric fall drama set in Compton, California. Ezra is a breakout star and you'd never guess he's British because his American accent is spot-on.

    The show premieres on October 10. Watch an extended first look here.



    "The Enemy Within" (NBC)

    Jennifer Carpenter stars on this midseason drama a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as the most notorious traitor in American history serving life in a Supermax prison. We loved Carpenter on "Dexter" and it'll be great seeing her on TV every week.



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    • Documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus looks at how The New York Times covered President Trump in his first year in office in "The Fourth Estate."
    • The four-part docuseries examines the inner workings of the paper's newsroom and the reporters getting the stories.
    • Garbus told Business Insider a big reason for doing the project was to show the importance of journalism in the "fake news" era.


    Like many in the country, documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus (“What Happened, Miss Simone?”) was shocked when Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. But what really fascinated her was how the media would be able to cover one of the most hostile presidents toward the press in modern times.

    And when Trump went on a tirade on Twitter in November of 2016 about if he was going enter the building of the “failing” New York Times for an interview, the wheels began turning in Garbus' head.

    “I thought, ‘What if I could be a fly on the wall at that meeting,’” she told Business Insider.

    In that moment, Garbus had the idea for her next project: a look at how The New York Times, one of the most esteemed news outlets, would cover a president in the era of “fake news.”

    In the four-part Showtime documentary series, “The Fourth Estate” (episode one aired Sunday), Garbus is given unprecedented access by the paper to chronicle its coverage of Trump during his first year in office. The filmmaker is there to capture some of the biggest stories about the Trump White House — from Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser to James Comey’s firing as FBI director by Trump. And we are right there when breaking news happens or a reporter gets something extraordinary, like Trump calling the Times’ White House correspondent Maggie Haberman to comment on the collapse of the health care legislation in the Senate.

    The docuseries is an interesting look at the reporters and editors who have been on a non-stop Trump news cycle the past year, and gives us a glimpse at how they use sources and gumshoe reporting to get the news out to the world, while still having some semblance of a personal life.

    “I walked in there trying to understand the ecosystem, how it goes from a reporter having lunch with somebody to becoming a story that you then go back to the government for comment,” Garbus said. “That whole process was opaque to me and it was something that I learned along with our viewers.” 

    How she got in the newsroom

    Though Garbus got the "okay" from the heads of The New York Times to make the docuseries, she still had to get the permission of every single reporter and editor she wanted to film. Needless to say, not everyone was instantly receptive. But there were some that Garbus felt were pivotal to have.

    “Maggie Haberman, she’s one of their star White House reporters and she’s also a really compelling character,” Garbus said. “She’s a working mom who lives in New York and is traveling down to DC and has incredible sources. She was important.”

    the fourth estate 2Some of the most compelling moments throughout the series are when the camera is following Haberman. Having covered Trump since back in her days reporting at The New York Daily News, she’s in many ways the Trump decoder for the paper. She is the one they turn to in order to better understand the president and his behavior. But then Garbus also shows Haberman's personal life as a mother who is never home and has to continue on the Trump grind — even though she thought Trump would lose the election and promised her family once that happened she would be home more.

    And then there’s the Times’ Washington correspondent, Michael S. Schmidt, who at first declined Garbus’ invitation to be in her project. Over time, he had second thoughts.

    “You might tell he’s not in episode one, but then you see more of him in the episodes going forward,” Garbus said. “He was someone who was very wary and skeptical but then decided to play ball. I’m so happy he did because he was really one of the reporters that was getting so many scoops and advancing our knowledge of Trump and the investigations this past year.”

    And Schmidt’s personal life is very different than Haberman's. He’s single and basically lives and breathes his beat. At one point in an episode, he says half jokingly that he doesn’t even have food in his refrigerator because he’s never there.

    Garbus pinballs back and forth from the newsroom in New York City to the Washington, DC bureau — the latter being where a lot of the exciting breaking news takes place in “The Fourth Estate.”

    She admitted the entire filming was not a comfortable experience. Often reporters would brush away her camera or run into a conference room if they were speaking to a source, but when news broke things got easier as the newsroom went into action and Garbus and her two crew members (some episodes are also directed by Jenny Carchman) would just react to what they were seeing.

    It was when nothing was going on that the filmmakers stuck out like a sore thumb.

    “You would be pointing your camera at someone refreshing their Twitter feed and that’s annoying,” Garbus said.

    Disdain toward the press isn’t going to stop any time soon

    Hanging over all the episodes in the docuseries is how the media is portrayed as a bunch of liars and fabricators by Trump.

    Garbus shows this in a few different ways, from reporters interacting with Trump supporters to the eerie score throughout the series which is done by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (who have done scores for “The Social Network” and “Gone Girl”).

    One of the big motivations for Garbus to do the project was to show just how much goes into a story actually making it to print.

    “Every time the Times has a scoop related to, say, the FBI, they call the FBI for comment, you give them the opportunity [to comment],” Garbus said. “The sausage making in some way is very unglamorous but that’s what I really wanted to expose and demystify. I think there have been so many attacks on journalism, but the way these reporters make sure someone is on the level with them and the amount that they don’t put into the newspaper that they hear is pretty incredible.”

    donald trump rally pennsylvaniaIn one of the most chilling moments of the docuseries, Garbus’ team follows a Times reporter to one of the rallies Trump did after he became president. At one moment, Trump bashes the media in the room and Garbus’ team, inside the press section, shows the crowd around them becoming more and more volatile toward the press. It’s an instance that Garbus believes isn’t going to go away anytime soon.

    “You can’t built up the emotions of people and call out the press to people without inciting violence,” Garbus said. “I think there will be more instances like that and that’s really alarming. But these journalists are not afraid.”

    And Garbus wants to continue looking at the press and Trump. Though “The Fourth Estate” has been wrapped for a while, she doesn’t rule out some kind of sequel either at the Times or another outlet.

    “I think looking at the press right now is important,” she said. “We don’t know where this roller coaster ride we’re on will end, but many of us agree the press is an important partner to have on that ride.”

    "The Fourth Estate" airs Sundays on Showtime, or stream the entire docuseries here.

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    There isn't a moment to breathe between the ending of the spring television season and the beginning of the summer one. Yes, year-round programming is the new normal.

    From Marvel's "Cloak and Dagger" to Ryan Murphy's "Pose," these are the coolest picks for the hot months.

    "Brother vs. Brother: Jonathan vs. Drew" (HGTV)

    This season sees the brothers heading to San Francisco to renovate and sell a home in the Bay Area market. Wonder if anyone will be able to afford the finished product?

    The season premiered on May 23.



    "My Last Days" (The CW)

    Justin Baldoni (aka "Jane The Virgin" Rafael) created this docuseries through his Wayfarer Entertainment production company. And in this new season, he continues to tell stories about people dealing with terminal illnesses.

    The docuseries premiered on May 25. Watch a teaser here



    "Picnic at Hanging Rock" (Amazon)

    Natalie Dormer stars on this period-set mystery series based on the Joan Lindsay novel about three schoolgirls and one teacher who vanish on Valentine's Day in 1900. We love that this series has women in front of and behind the cameras.

    The show premiered on May 25. Watch the trailer here



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    • ABC cancelled "Roseanne" after Roseanne Barr made racist remarks on Twitter.
    • It's not the first time she's said racist things. She made a vulgar reference comparing Susan Rice to an ape in a now-deleted tweet from 2013.
    • Barr has a history of making racist and inflammatory remarks, which makes some question why ABC revived "Roseanne" in the first place.
    • The dustup comes amid ABC pulling an episode of "Black-ish" about racism and the NFL protests.

     

    "Roseanne"was cancelled today after its star, Roseanne Barr, compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarett, who is black, to an ape. But it's not the first time the star has made racist remarks.

    In 2013, she also called Susan Rice, a National Security Advisor in the Obama administration, "a man with big swinging ape balls" in a now-deleted tweet.

    The renewed attention to that earlier tweet — as well as many of Barr's other comment — raises the question of why ABC and other people who worked on "Roseanne" would cut ties only now, instead of years earlier.

    Wanda Sykes, a writer and producer on the show, tweeted she wouldn't return to "Roseanne" after the actress's tweet about Valerie Jarett.

    And actress Sara Gilbert tried to distance the show from the titular actress.

    But Barr's views have been widely known for years.

    In the past few years, she promoted the "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory, which posits that Hillary Clinton is running a child trafficking ring in the basement of a Washington, D.C. pizzaria (there is no such thing); suggested that David Hogg, a teenager who survived the Parkland shooting, is a Nazi (he is not); and said that the Jewish financier George Soros, who survived Nazi-occupied Hungary as a teenager, was a Nazi collaborator (also false).

    So while ABC is being applauded for cancelling "Roseanne," people are also asking why the show was ever rebooted in the first place.

    And at the same time, ABC has come under criticism for pulling an episode of "Black-ish" that addresses racial injustice and NFL protests.

    In a segment on MSNBC on Tuesday, Jarrett said that she thinks the dustup around Barr's tweets should be seen as a teaching moment about more casual forms of racism.

    "I'm worried about all the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers who come to their defense," Jarrett said. "The person walking down the street minding their own business and they see somebody cling to their purse or walk across the street. Or every black parent I know who has a boy who has to sit down and have a conversation.... Those ordinary examples of racism that happen every single day."

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    For more than a decade, viewers have been captivated by the on-screen drama provided by TV series and reality TV shows. But sometimes, the drama follows the show off-screen — and real-life controversies contribute to a show getting canceled. 

    ABC's hit reboot "Roseanne" was recently canceled following racist comments from Roseanne Barr, but that's not the only show that has been axed due to controversy. 

    Keep reading to find out which other TV shows were canceled following off-screen controversies. 

    Farai Bennett contributed to a previous version of this article.

    "19 Kids and Counting" was canceled following allegations that Josh Duggar molested other family members.

    The hook for this TLC show focused on Arkansas-based Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and their ever-growing family. But the Duggars weren't just known for their abnormal family size. They also held controversial religious views and made headlines for their take on birth control and LGBT rights.

    But it was their eldest son, Josh, whose troubled past ended the family's 10-season stint on TLC. A police report from 2002 that was obtained by In Touch Weekly in 2015 said that Josh told his father on three separate occasions that he sexually molested two of his younger sisters and a family friend at the age of 15. Additional molestation claims against Josh later surfaced.

    As soon as the news broke, TLC temporarily suspended filming of the series and pulled all reruns until further notice. It didn't take long for ad sponsors like Ace Hardware, David's Bridal, Pure Leaf Iced Tea, and many other companies to completely distance themselves from the show. After about a month of back and forth, the network ended up canceling the series.

     



    One-hit wonder rapper Shawty Lo attempted to have a show about all 10 of his babies' mothers.

    The artist behind one-hit wonder "Laffy Taffy" attempted to extend his fame beyond music with the Oxygen show "All My Babies' Mamas," which featured all 11 of his children and all 10 of their biological mothers.

    Oxygen had high hopes for the series, but it was inundated with criticism regarding the show title. The public became skeptical about the intentions of the show after Sabrina Lamb, author of a Change.org petition, criticized the show for contributing to stereotypes of African-Americans.

    Lamb slammed the show and said that it was "about kids who had no choice in how they came into the world. This show sets them up to be ridiculed and made fun of. None of us should be OK with that."

    Additionally, conservative group Parents Television Council started their own petition and did plan on boycotting the show as well. Oxygen eventually canceled the series.

    "As part of our development process, we have reviewed casting and decided not to move forward with the special,"an Oxygen rep told ABC News."We will continue to develop compelling content that resonates with our young female viewers and drives the cultural conversation."



    A cast member from MTV's "Buckwild" was found dead during production of season two.

    The concept behind "Buckwild" was similar to that of MTV's hit "Jersey Shore," except "Buckwild" took place at a cabin in West Virginia with a more southern crowd.

    Producers were halfway through shooting season two of "Buckwild," until cast member Shain Gandee was found dead in a vehicle with his uncle and his friend. They all died due to carbon monoxide poisoning after their vehicle got stuck in mud during an off-roading trip, according to authorities. MTV quickly canceled the show in the wake of the news, but Producer J.P. Williams attempted to save it by shopping it around to other networks who were interested.

    MTV wouldn't release its ownership of the show, which blocked Williams from placing it at another network. As a result, he went on a rampage, telling The Hollywood Reporter that "MTV is the most hypocritical network out there," since it "can keep promoting pre-marital sex and promoting leaving the baby after you have it [on 'Teen Mom']. I'm so glad they have found their moral bar."



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    • According to multiple reports, star Andrew Lincoln is leaving "The Walking Dead" after season nine.
    • Lincoln has played lead Rick Grimes on the zombie series since it premiered in 2010.
    • If Lincoln leaves, co-star Norman Reedus, who plays fan-favorite Daryl Dixon, will reportedly take over the show as its lead. 
    • Fans say if Lincoln is really leaving the show that AMC should probably end the zombie series with his departure.

    "The Walking Dead" may lose its biggest star.

    According to multiplereports, Andrew Lincoln is leaving the show by the end of next season.

    Collider reports Lincoln will appear on six episodes of the ninth season when it returns to AMC this fall before exiting the zombie drama.

    Lincoln has played the main leader of the group of survivors, Rick Grimes, since the show premiered in 2010.

    If Lincoln bids adieu, the baton will likely carry over to his co-star Norman Reedus, who plays Rick’s close ally and brother-in-arms, Daryl Dixon. That shouldn't come as much of a surprise. The 49-year-old actor has previously said he wants to stay on the show until it ends.

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    Us Weekly reports Dixon negotiated a $20 million salary to stay on the show. That number would be more than double his current salary combined with that of Lincoln's. 

    Still, even with the beloved character potentially taking over the show, many fans believe if Lincoln is exiting the series it may be time to call it quits.

    As some fans noted, it also probably wouldn't be great for the show's ratings, which have been taking a nosedive during its latest season. The season eight finale saw the show's lowest ratings since season one.

    Lincoln may not be the only big "Walking Dead" star to exit the series on season nine.

    Lauren Cohan, who has played Maggie Greene since season two of "The Walking Dead," is set to star on a new hour-long ABC series, "Whiskey Cavalier." The show, about an FBI agent (Scott Foley) tasked to work with a CIA operative (Cohan), will premiere early next year on the network.

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    Cohan was the last actor to sign on for the show's ninth season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cohan and her agents were "not happy with the offers" from AMC. So far, she will appear on six of the season's first eight episodes.

    Chandler Riggs, who played Lincoln's onscreen son, Carl, was surprisingly killed off the series on the series' season eight mid-season premiere. The decision upset many fans who believed he was the future of the show. Even Reedus said he wasn't happy with Carl's death.

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    With multiple stars potentially on the way out of AMC's largest show, it may be time to wind down the zombie drama. The show began with Rick Grimes waking up from a coma to find the world forever changed and overrun by the undead. It only seems fitting the show would end with him as well.

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    AMC declined to comment.

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    As we get further into 2018, more of your favorite TV shows are ending their runs, and a lot have ended already. 

    Shows ending this year include FX's critical darling "The Americans," which airs its intense series finale Wednesday night after a six-season run. A lot of shows have already ended, including ABC's "The Middle,""Scandal," and "Once Upon a Time." 

    You can also expect to see some series wrap up over the summer including "The Fosters" on Freeform, "Nashville" on CMT, and "The Originals" on The CW. 

    A majority of these shows were popular with critics or audiences throughout their runs, and some, like "The Americans" and Fox's "New Girl," considered among the best shows on TV.

    But every show has to end at some point. These have run their course, and their networks decided it's time for them to go.

    Is your favorite show coming to an end this year? Has it already ended?

    Here are all the shows coming to an end in 2018:

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    "Portlandia"— ended March 22, after eight seasons on IFC



    "Love"— ended March 29, after three seasons on Netflix



    "Scandal"— ended April 19, after seven seasons on ABC



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    • Roseanne Barr took to Twitter early Wednesday morning to suggest that the racist tweet she sent about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, which prompted ABC to cancel her sitcom, was the result of taking the prescription drug Ambien.
    • "guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me," she wrote in a since-deleted tweet. "It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting."

    ABC cancelled Roseanne Barr's sitcom, "Roseanne," on Tuesday after Barr tweeted a racist comment that compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. 

    Barr has gone on a Twitter barrage following the show's cancellation, apologizing to Jarrett and, in a series of tweets, suggesting that her racist comment about Jarrett was the result of taking the prescription sleep drug Ambien.

    "I think Joe Rogan is right about ambien,” Barr wrote in a since-deleted tweet around 2 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning. "Not giving excuses for what I did(tweeted) but I've done weird stuff while on ambien-cracked eggs on the wall at 2am etc."

    "guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me," she wrote in another since-deleted tweet. "It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible. I made a mistake I wish I hadn't but...don't defend it please. ty."

    Despite her insistence that her followers not defend the tweet, Barr on Wednesday morning retweeted a number of conservative users who suggested that liberal commentators should be fired for making insensitive jokes about President Trump, seeming to point to a double standard in Barr's firing. 

    She also followed up with a tweet on Wednesday morning saying that she didn't blame Ambien for the tweet but "blamed myself," in response to a Twitter user suggesting she had blamed the drug.

    "Yes, I have had odd ambien experiences on tweeting late at night-like many other ppl do," she wrote. "I BLAME MYSELF OK? it's just an explanation not an excuse, Ok, bully?"

    SEE ALSO: ABC cancels 'Roseanne' hours after racist tweet by its star

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    • The "Roseanne" revival was canceled Tuesday after star Roseanne Barr sent a racist tweet about former President Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett. 
    • The show was supposed to return in the fall for a second season. 
    • Fans are hitting social media with ideas of series that should be brought back to replace it. 

    Fans have plenty of ideas for what should replace the "Roseanne" revival following its cancellation Tuesday. 

    The series, which had been a ratings boon for ABC, is about a Midwestern family, so some people pointed out some "non-racist" shows about working-class families that could take the empty time slot, like "The Middle." 

    Others petitioned for "Marvel's Agent Carter" to get a second life.

    Fans are full of both old and new shows that deserve another shot. 

    Even producer Bryan Fuller snuck in with a pitch, tweeting about bringing back his show "Pushing Daisies." 

    "Not to be opportunistic, but if you're itching to fill that #Roseanne slot with another former @ABCNetwork show," he wrote with a press photo from the season. 

    ABC had picked up the revival for a second season following the series' successful premiere. It was canceled Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about former President Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett. 

    A statement from Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment, stated: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show."

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    • It's not easy finding love on "The Bachelorette."
    • During an interview on "BUILD," current bachelorette Becca Kufrin talked about the advice former leading ladies gave her. 
    • She said they gave her a "bachelorette bible" full of advice and secrets.
    • Kufrin wants to pass it down to the next bachelorette.

    For 13 seasons of "The Bachelorette," women have tried to find love on TV. And for six of the leading ladies, the show has worked. Some of those women had the perfect gift to help current bachelorette Becca Kufrin prepare for her time as the star of season 14.

    Kufrin, 28, spoke on BUILD, an interview series during which INSIDER was present, Tuesday afternoon about the helpful present three former bachelorettes — Kaitlyn Bristowe, JoJo Fletcher, and Rachel Lindsay — gave her before her season of the ABC dating show.

    "They actually made me a little 'bachelorette bible' that I still have with me," Kufrin said.

    That "bible" was full of various tidbits to prepare Kufrin for her new role. 

    "It included everything," she said. "Like the little things that said, 'Always keep Listerine strips on you because you never know when you're going to kiss.'" 

    Kufrin said she wants to add her own information to the "Bible" and pass it along. 

    "Now, I can add in my advice for the next bachelorette," she said. 

    But the most important advice Kufrin said she received was to make sure she thought of her own feelings during the entire process. 

    "The main piece of advice that I took to heart was to stay in-tune with yourself and follow your heart," she said. "Because at the end of the day, only you know what you truly want and need." 

    "The Bachelorette" airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. 

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    Netflix has begun to cancel shows, but that doesn't mean it's getting rid of your favorites.

    40 Netflix original series will be returning with new seasons in the near future.

    Only a few of the series have official release dates, including the upcoming premieres of "Marvel's Luke Cage" and "GLOW."

    This week, the streaming service announced the renewal of its Danish dystopian series, "The Rain."

    Other hit Netflix shows that have been renewed by the streaming service, like "Stranger Things" and "Black Mirror," are either in production or awaiting release.

    For this list, we have included only renewed Netflix series that are yet to air, and we've included official release dates if applicable. We've excluded children's shows and reality series.

    Here are the 40 Netflix original series that are coming back for another season:

    SEE ALSO: All 65 of Netflix's notable original shows, ranked from worst to best

    "Marvel's Luke Cage" (Season 2) — Premieres June 22



    "Glow" (Season 2) — Premieres June 29

    Date renewed:August 10, 2017



    "Orange Is the New Black" (Seasons 6 and 7)

    Date renewed: February 5, 2016



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    ABC abruptly canceled "Roseanne" on Tuesday amid Roseanne Barr's controversial tweet, and now the actress is slamming her co-stars for throwing her "under the bus." 

    In addition to tweets from Twitter users either supporting or criticizing her, Barr took notice of posts shared by her co-stars. 

    Barr fired back at Michael Fishman (who played her son, D.J. Conner, on the show), and accused him of throwing her "under the bus" after he shared a lengthy statement

    In his statement, Fishman slammed Barr and called her statements "reprehensible and intolerable, contradicting my beliefs and outlook on life and society." 

    He also added that the show "strived for inclusiveness" and encouraged readers to stand up against "bias, hatred, bigotry, and ignorance."

    Barr also reacted to Sara Gilbert's post (who played her daughter, Darlene), and called her remarks "unreal."

    In her tweet, Gilbert called Barr's comments "abhorrent" and said she was "disappointed" by her actions. 

    In response to one Twitter user who slammed Gilbert, Barr said that she understands her position and forgives her, but was "shocked" nonetheless. 

    Barr's comments aimed at her co-stars follow a series of events that unfolded after she was accused of being a racist.

    The network pulled the plug on the show after Barr posted tweets about Barack Obama's former advisor Valerie Jarrett and compared her to an ape. Since the show's cancellation, she has been active on twitter, issuing apologies, offering explanations for her comments, and responding to tweets. 

    Prior to her tweets about Jarrett, Barr was the subject of controversy on several occasions. She was accused of racism in the past, in addition to other controversial comments and actions

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    kevin costner yellowstoneAs the summer TV season gets underway, some highly anticipated new shows are premiering next month.

    To find out which shows audiences are anticipating the most, the TV tracking app TV Time analyzed data from its 2.1 million global users to see which upcoming TV shows viewers had followed the most frequently on its app.

    The list includes series like the Kevin Costner-led drama "Yellowstone" from the Paramount Network, and "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" from Freeform.

    Here are the 5 new TV shows that viewers are anticipating the most in June, according to TV Time:

    SEE ALSO: The 5 most anticipated TV shows returning in June, from "Glow" to "Shooter"

    5. "American Woman"— Premieres June 7 on Paramount Network

    Summary:"Inspired by the upbringing of co-executive producer and Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Kyle Richards, this series follows an unconventional mom named Bonnie (Alicia Silverstone) struggling to raise her daughters with the help of her two best friends Kathleen (Mena Suvari) and Diana (Jennifer Bartels) as they discover their own brand of independence amid the rise of second-wave feminism in the 1970s."



    4. "Dietland" — Premieres June 4 on AMC

    Summary:"A wickedly funny and extraordinarily timed satire about Plum Kettle, a ghostwriter for the editor of one of New York’s hottest fashion magazines."



    3. "Are You Human Too?"— Premieres June 4 on KBS TV2

    Summary:"Can you actually protect a robot? Nam Shin is a son from a family who runs a large company. After an unexpected accident, he falls into a coma. His mother Oh Ro Ra is an authority on brain science and artificial intelligence. She creates an android named Nam Shin III which looks like just like her son Nam Shin."



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    • Disney CEO Bob Iger apologized to Valerie Jarrett after Roseanne Barr made racist comments about her.
    • President Trump asked why Iger didn't apologize to Trump for ABC's coverage of him.
    • Trump didn't specify which particular statements he was angry about.

     

    President Donald Trump, writing in third person, questioned on Twitter why Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger has never apologized to him for ABC's coverage.

    The Disney-owned network cancelled "Roseanne" on Tuesday after star Roseanne Barr made a racist statement comparing former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, who is black, as equal to the baby of the Muslim Brotherhood and "Planet of the Apes." Iger personally called Jarrett to apologize for Barr's comments before the network announced the cancellation of the show.

    Trump's tweet is part of a larger pattern seeking to attack and discredit non-sympathetic media organizations that cover his presidency.

    On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump was too focused on negotiations over nuclear disarmament with North Korea and international trade to care about the "Roseanne" controversy.

    "The president is focused on North Korea, he’s focused on trade deals,"Huckabee Sanders said. "That’s not what the president’s looking at. We have a lot bigger thing going on in the country right now."

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