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    Warning: There are comic spoilers for AMC's "The Walking Dead" ahead along with potential show spoilers.

    The days of the Ricktatorship on "The Walking Dead" may be coming to a close.

    Multiple outlets have reported the show's main star, Andrew Lincoln, will leave the show after season nine

    Lincoln, who has played the no-nonsense sheriff Rick Grimes since season one, has said he wants to stay on the show long enough to see his story-arc come to a close.

    "There's part of me that really wants to complete something," Lincoln told ComicBook.com in April. "How long that takes? I don't know but certainly I really think the fans and my character deserves an end point as some time in the future."

    How will Rick go? INSIDER rounded up possible ways Grimes could leave the show. And not every scenario has the Alexandria leader dying.

    Negan kills Rick.

    Negan looked like he was ready to work with Rick on the season eight finale when he told him Carl wanted the two of them together. Negan had a real soft spot for Carl, but then Rick went and violently slashed his throat.

    Would you be happy about that? It wouldn't be crazy if Negan wanted to exact some vengeance on Rick or teach him 

    As Negan pointed out to Rick last season, he winds up putting his people in danger more often than saving them

    "Do not let any more of your s--- decisions cost you to lose anyone else you love. That garbage, it sticks with you, forever, just like Carl will," Negan tells Rick.

    This would be a complete departure from the comics in which the two wind up with one of the most interesting (and humorous) relationships on the show where one cannot survive without the other.



    The show's next big villains take out Rick.

    The Whisperers — a group that travels around disguised as the undead — make a huge entrance in the comic series. 

    They appear not too far in the future and kill multiple members of the community, including Ezekiel and Rosita. The deaths are revealed by showing the heads savagely placed on spikes. 

    Imagine if the show takes that concept and changes up the characters who gets killed. We've already seen the fence posts teased on the season eight finale. This would be a huge, shocking way for Rick to go out and honestly it would be one that would really rattle the fandom if the show chose to pick off a few big names in one fell swoop.

     

     



    Heath returns and takes Rick out.

    It's no secret that Heath (Corey Hawkins) is just hanging out somewhere in the zombie apocalypse. Former showrunner Scott M. Gimple has said we have not seen the last of the character.

    In the comics, Heath becomes a close ally and friend of Rick's. But during his short time on the show, he quickly became skeptical of how Rick was running things. The last time we saw Heath alive on season seven, episode six, he essentially told Tara that Rick’s group has lost their humanity and that no one is surviving together anymore. It’s every man for himself.

    If Rick runs into Heath again, it may not be a warm welcome, especially since the group never went searching for their missing pal.

    The only thing that would make me more excited is if Heath shows up as the leader of the Whisperers.



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    ABC has an open time slot to fill after canceling the "Roseanne" reboot. Network executives are reportedly still trying to reconfigure its Tuesday night lineup now that there's a hole in its programming schedule. New offerings from the network for the 2018-2019 season, admittedly, don't look amazing, but luckily ABC has plenty of options to choose from if it decides it wants to give the ghosts of programs past another chance.

    Here are 11 shows that are worthy of another round the network.

    "Alias" (2001 to 2006)

    Five seasons of Jennifer Garner kicking butt as super-spy Sydney Bristow was simply not enough. The series, which helped Garner nab a Golden Globe in 2002, was never exactly a megahit in terms of ratings, but it developed a loyal enough fanbase that it spawned a video game and more than two dozen novels based on the series. It's perfect timing for a possible reboot since Garner has already planned her first return to TV since "Alias" ended in 2006.

    Perhaps when she's done with HBO's limited series "Camping," she could be convinced to take on the role of Sydney again.



    "Brothers and Sisters" (2006 to 2011)

    There's nothing I want to see more than the Walker family in 2018. "Brothers and Sisters" aired for five seasons and was canceled before the show was able to properly say goodbye and offer viewers any closure. If ABC wanted to explore the dynamics of a family with different political views, rebooting "Brothers and Sisters" seems like the answer.



    "Doogie Howser, M.D." (1989 to 1993)

    Admittedly, too much time has passed for Neil Patrick Harris to believably play a teenage doctor again, but the viewing public loves medical shows, especially medical shows with a twist! Harris doesn't seem too keen on the idea of a reboot himself, but he may not feel as strongly if ABC actually comes knocking.



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    As some TV shows get the axe, others get picked up for more seasons.

    Series including "Veep" and "Game of Thrones" are coming back for their final seasons, while "Grey's Anatomy" was picked up for its 15th. 

    Here are your favorite shows that are returning to TV from summer 2018 to 2019. 

    "The 100th" season six (The CW) returns fall 2018.

    It's loosely based on the novel of the same name.



    "9-1-1" season two (Fox) return is TBD.

    The first season was 10 episodes. 



    "The Amazing Race" season 31 (CBS) return is TBD.

    The show has won 10 Emmys out of 14 nominations for reality competition program. 



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    • Jimmy Kimmel suggested on Twitter that "mental health issues" may be behind Roseanne Barr's racist comments.
    • "The Roseanne I know could probably use some compassion and help right now," he wrote.
    • People criticized Kimmel for suggesting mental illness causes racism.
    • Barr herself appeared to blame the comments on the sleep drug Ambien.
    • Kimmel still said the comments themselves were "indefensible."

     

    Jimmy Kimmel criticized Roseanne Barr's series of racist comments Wednesday while coming to her defense, saying that she is "obviously not well does" and suggesting she has "mental health issues."

    "Angrily attacking a woman who is obviously not well does no good for anyone," he wrote on Twitter. "Please take a breath and remember that mental health issues are real. The Roseanne I know could probably use some compassion and help right now."

    On Tuesday, ABC canceled "Roseanne" after Barr posted a racist tweeted about Valerie Jarrett, an Obama administration advisor. Barr has a years-long history of making racist and inflammatory remarks.

    Several critics said Kimmel was wrong to suggest mental illness could make someone racist.

    Barr herself seemed to blame Ambien, a sleep-inducing drug, for her racism on Wednesday, leading the company that produces it to point out that the drug's side effects don't include racism.

    On "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," which also airs on ABC, Kimmel acknowledged Tuesday night that the cancellation of "Roseanne" was a blow to the network — but also criticized Barr's racist comments.

    "[The tweet] did not sit well with ABC management," Kimmel said. "Or anyone with a brain, really."

    Neither representatives for "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" nor a personal representative for Jimmy Kimmel immediately responded to INSIDER's request for comment.

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    • Becca Kufrin is the leading lady on ABC's "The Bachelorette."
    • She gave the first impression rose to Garrett Yrigoyen, which marked him as a front-runner.
    • Reports came out that he liked meme posts mocking immigrants and trans people on his Instagram.
    • Kufrin told "E! News" that she hasn't paid much attention to the news because she has been busy.

    Becca Kufrin's first episode of ABC's "The Bachelorette" aired Monday, but the season has already been struck with a scandal regarding Garrett Yrigoyen, the show's front-runner.

    Kufrin, 28, spoke to "E! News" about reports revealing Yrigoyen's questionable Instagram behavior, but said she hasn't paid much attention to the news because she has been busy. 

    "I've heard a little bit about it these past couple days," she said. "I've just been so busy traveling around the country with press that I haven't really been able to read too much up on it, but everyone is entitled to their own opinions, and at the end of the day I wanted to go on this journey to open up myself and have people see my love story unfold and I would hope that they would stay open and respect me but also stay open and respect these 28 guys that went along on the journey with me." 

    Yrigoyen, a 29-year-old medical sales rep, received the first impression rose Monday night, putting him at the front of the pack. But that night, HuffPost published an article reporting that Yrigoyen had liked some meme posts mocking trans people, immigrants, and even a Parkland high school student before deleting his Instagram account.

    His account history was reportedly captured on an Instagram account called @imwatchingyuuo, which no longer exists, on May 23. Former Bachelor contestant Ashley Spivey shared screenshots of the reported memes Garrett liked in a Twitter thread.

    He has since joined Instagram again under a different handle.

    Kufrin has been fairly open about her political views on her Instagram, sharing a photo from the Women's March in 2017. She marched with a poster which said, "Keep your politics away from my lady bits."

    "Honestly, when people started chanting what was written on my poster, I felt like I finally made it in this world... at least for the next two hours," she captioned the photo.

    She told "E! News" that she doesn't want people to judge the guys on their social media presence and instead to watch the show to see how they are. 

    "It's difficult for people to say certain things about any of these guys, and so I would really just hope that they watch the entire journey and get to know them for who they really are," she said.  

    ABC has yet to comment on the situation and didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment, but the scandal probably won't go away for the rest of the season. 

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

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    The second annual Con of Thrones (an immersive three-day "Game of Thrones" fan convention) took place over Memorial Day weekend in Dallas, Texas. "Game of Thrones" stars, including Joe Dempsie (Gendry) and Hannah Murray (Gilly), spent time among the show's biggest fans. 

    As with any convention, cosplayers came out in full force. From dozens of Daenerys Targaryens and Jon Snows to creative golden harpies and a hilarious take on the Wall, INSIDER was on hand to spot the best of the best.

    Keep scrolling for a look at photos of the greatest cosplayers from Con of Thrones 2018.

    Channeling the devastating seventh season finale, two cosplayers representing The Wall and an undead Viserion came face to face.



    As always, Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo were a popular cosplay. This year, "Winter Coat Dany" was all the rage.



    These two Daenerys cosplayers posed side by side to show off their gorgeous fur-patterned coats.



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    • John Goodman was approached by "Entertainment Tonight" about ABC's cancellation of "Roseanne."
    • The star said he'd rather say nothing about the show or co-star Roseanne Barr "to cause more trouble."
    • Fans and celebrities have rallied for a spin-off without Roseanne featuring the rest of the Conner clan. 
    • Goodman put the idea to rest.
    • "You've heard more than I have," he said.
    • If you're worried about Goodman after the show, the star says he's doing fine.

    If you're hoping for a "Roseanne" spin-off following the show's cancellation, all bets are off for now.

    When asked about the possibility of the ABC megahit carrying on without its lead star, John Goodman — who plays Roseanne's husband Dan Conner — said he had no knowledge of any other show in the works. 

    "Then you've heard more than I have," Goodman told "Entertainment Tonight."

    Approached on the street in New Orleans, the 65-year-old star refused to answer questions about the show's recent cancellation or comment on Roseanne Barr's tweet comparing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. The latter resulted in ABC's decision to cancel the revival.

    "It's not that I disrespect you guys, I just, I would rather say nothing than to cause more trouble," Goodman said, adding he doesn't dabble in the social media platform. "I don't know anything about it. I don't read it."

    As Goodman walked to his car, the "ET" reporter continued to tell him there's some talk he "might not get an Emmy because of this."

    "I wasn’t gonna get an Emmy anyway," Goodman responded while getting into the driver's seat of his vehicle. "I’ve been up there [10] times already, and if I didn’t get one, I’m not gonna get one."

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    While Goodman didn't address the show, he let fans know they shouldn't worry about him. 

    "Everything's fine," he said. 

    Goodman will next star on the BBC Two and Netflix series "Black Earth Rising" later this year.

    The idea of a "Roseanne" spin-off started online after the show's cancellation on Tuesday.

    Stars including Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory"), Mindy Kaling, and "Girls" creator Lena Dunham called for a spin-off centered around the other members of the Conner family.

    haha YES! #lauriemetcalf #ilovelauriemetcalf

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    "The Mindy Project" star Kaling asked Goodman and Laurie Metcalf, who plays Roseanne's spunky sister Jackie, to let her write things for them. Dunham also seems eager to work on a spin-off about Darlene Conner's "cool kids."

    Though Goodman didn't share his reaction to the show's cancellation, "Roseanne" stars Michael Fishman and Sara Gilbert, who was instrumental in the show's revival, have been vocal on social media, expressing their disappointment with Barr's actions.

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    • Dr. Sandra Lee is the California-based dermatologist better known as Dr. Pimple Popper.
    • In an interview with INSIDER, Lee explained how she came up with her now-famous nickname.
    • She said it's partially a reference to "Seinfeld" episode in which a dermatologist is called "pimple popper MD."
    • She also explained she wanted a pseudonym that would grab attention. 
    • "People will stick around and wonder why you call yourself 'pimple popper,'" she said.

     

    Dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee is the world's best-known provider of pimple popping content. Her videos draw millions of views on YouTube and Instagram. She's the star of a TV series airing later this summer on TLC

    But many fans may know her better by a different name: Dr. Pimple Popper.

    It's hard to think of a better nickname for Lee, who rose to fame back in 2015 by recruiting real patients at her California practice and expertly extracting their pimples, cysts, and bumps on camera, providing a non-stop stream of videos for a massive online audience of "popaholics." 

    In a recent interview with INSIDER, Lee explained that she didn't struggle to think of the snappy, memorable pseudonym. Instead, she said it came to her suddenly — and that it was partially inspired by an episode of the sitcom "Seinfeld."

    "It's sort of tongue-in-cheek and pays homage to the 'Seinfeld' episode that many of us dermatologists feel a little connection to," she told INSIDER. "[Jerry] Seinfeld was dating a woman who said she was a doctor, but when he found out she was 'just' a dermatologist, he thought less of her ... Seinfeld called her 'pimple Popper MD.'  So it’s a subtle reference to this."

    Here's a clip from the episode she's referencing. In it, Jerry Seinfeld's character is on a date with dermatologist Dr. Sara Sitarides, played by Marcia Cross. Jerry dismisses her as nothing but a "pimple popper"— he doesn't believe that a dermatologist could save lives, as Sitarides had previously claimed. He's swiftly humbled when one of Dr. Sitarides' patients walks up to the table, thanking her for catching his skin cancer and saving his life. 

    But the Seinfeld episode wasn't the only inspiration behind the name. 

    Back when she first started filming pimple popping videos, Lee discovered the /r/popping subreddit — Reddit's community of roughly 140,000 people who share and discuss pimple popping videos. She decided she wanted to post her content there. 

    "I hadn't ever used Reddit before and noticed that people didn’t use their [real] names. I didn’t know that it was because people were anonymous [on Reddit]. I just thought I had to have a fake name," she said. "So I chose Dr. Pimple Popper and also double checked that it wasn't taken on Instagram. And that's how it all began!"

    She added that she also chose the pseudonym because it's undeniably attention-grabbing. 

    "People will stick around and wonder why you call yourself 'pimple popper,'" she said.

    Lee's current tally of 3.7 million YouTube subscribers proves she was right about that. 

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    Warning: There are major spoilers ahead for "The Americans" finale. 

    "The Americans" ended its six-season run Wednesday night on FX with a heartbreaking and shocking end that not even its lead stars saw coming. 

    This is your last chance to head back before spoilers. 

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    In a season rife with killings, the show's final episode surprisingly culminated without any deaths. Not the Jennings, their kids, or even FBI agent Stan Beeman who finally caught on to the fact that his neighbors were Russian spies the entire time.

    Instead, the show ripped its two American children away from Philip and Elizabeth Jennings. With the FBI hot on their tail, the Jennings made the difficult decision to leave behind their son Henry in New Hampshire while fleeing the country with their adult daughter — and spy-in-training — Paige. 

    But then another unexpected turn of events occurred.

    Just as the Jennings make it past a final clearance check of their passports at the US border, they discover Paige has disembarked the train. By the time they noticed her on the platform the train is already in motion. All they can do is watch and cry silently in horror as U2's "With or Without You" roars to life in the background.

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    The two were ultimately able to escape to Russia together, but at the cost of losing both their children. 

    If you were left with your mouth agape and eyes glassy like Elizabeth, you weren't alone. 

    "I had no idea that they would pick such an emotional route of devastation with the kids," Keri Russell told press ahead of the season finale. "I think the kids – I had – I did not see the Henry aspect coming at all and that was just devastating to me."

    "It's a tragic ending," Matthew Rhys told press during a separate call. "I think the cost of what they had to do with their children in order to get out alive I think is so taxing."

    "As a new father just, you know, it came very easily to kind of put yourself in that situation and go I can’t even fathom doing this to my own son," Rhys added of abandoning Henry. "I just think about [it] as one of the most heartbreaking moments of our show."

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    The Jennings gave Henry an awkward farewell call from a payphone, but they never told him that they were leaving the country. Henry never knew about the family business and they wanted to keep it that way. Instead, the Jennings left it up to their neighbor Stan to break the news about his Russian roots to the budding hockey star.

    henry stan americans finale

    While some may have wanted to see the Jennings pay in a different way, say in jail or with one or the other winding up dead, that was never the plan. Showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields told TheWrap this is the ending they had in mind since the start of season two.

    According to Fields, they had different versions of the ending, but they kept coming back to this one. 

    "They were still together, but they had suffered this unspeakable tragedy," said Weisberg. “[If they] got that tragedy from some other place, like somebody dying for example, it didn’t land in the same way for us."

    Russell told press she thought this was the worst outcome for the Jennings. Personally, it hit home in a very real way.

    "You’re watching this couple go through the series and you’re rooting for them but you want them to pay in some way for what they’ve done and they chose the most painful way for them to pay," said Russell of Weisberg and Fields' decision. "They took their kids away and it’s something I could not have seen coming at all and I just think it was so – I mean it was – and what’s great about the Paige is they’ve already lost Henry and you can’t imagine that they would take Paige too and she chooses to stay behind and you’re just like whoa. As a parent, as a mother it was just like too much, too much."

    the americans finale

    Russell and Rhys, who are a couple in real life, have a son, nearly two-year-old Sam. Russell also has two children from a previous marriage. 

    Rhys told journalists that ultimately he believed the Jennings got what they deserved, instead of what they wanted. 

    "Any parent who has had to kind of leave and abandon their children and life and so violently and brutally as they had to, whatever the reward of returning home is at the cost of doing that to your children I think the punishment is lifelong really," said Rhys. "So, you know, they got out alive ... but the cost of which they paid I think is, you know, enormous."

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    • Samantha Bee apologized for calling Ivanka Trump a "c---" on her TBS show "Full Frontal."
    • But her apology drew mixed responses.
    • Some people think she was right to insult Trump and felt she caved by apologizing, while others think she made the right move.
    • Some are comparing Bee's comment to Roseanne Barr's racism.

     

    Samantha Bee apologized to Ivanka Trump after calling her a "feckless c---" on her show Wednesday — but her apology isn't being accepted by everyone.

    "I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night,"Bee said in a statement. "It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it."

    Bee criticized Trump on her TBS show "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee" Wednesday night because of a "tone deaf" photo Ivanka posted over the weekend with her son. The same day Trump posted the photo, news spread that the US government lost track of around 1,500 migrant children it detained.

    "Do something about your dad's immigration practices, you feckless c---!" Bee said. "He listens to you! Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to f---in' stop it."

    The apology has drawn mixed responses.

    Some people think she was right to insult Ivanka Trump.

     

    And feel she caved by apologizing.

    Kathy Griffin said she understands why Bee had to apologize.

    Griffin went on an apology tour last year after a graphic photoshoot that involved President Trump's severed head. On Twitter, she said the pro-Trump outrage machine can be harsh, and it holds comedians to higher standards than Trump himself, who frequently swears at political rallies and has bragged about sexually assaulting women.

    Some people equated Bee's comment to Roseanne Barr's racist tweet.

    Roseanne Barr's ABC show "Roseanne" was cancelled Tuesday after Barr, who has a long history of inflammatory rhetoric, made racist, Islamophobic, and antisemitic comments on Twitter. Some Twitter users and right-wing media personalities suggest there's no difference between that and insulting someone with the word "c---."

    Meanwhile, TBS released a statement of its own apologizing for Bee's comments.

    "Samantha Bee has taken the right action in apologizing for the vile and inappropriate language she used about Ivanka Trump last night," the company said in a statement. "Those words should not have been aired. It was our mistake too, and we regret it."

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    • Claire Danes appeared on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday and recalled the time she was in labor for her first child, son Cyrus. 
    • Danes said that the night she was in labor, the "Homeland"season 3 finale also aired. 
    • The actress decided to read reviews online to distract herself from the birth pains, but realized that wasn't the best idea. 
    • "It didn't take long to find the worst possible reviews available on the Internet," Danes said. "It kind of occurred to me, I think I'm in labor, I think this is happening and I'm reading bad reviews. I don't think it gets more masochistic than that."

     

    Claire Danes was in labor for her first child on the same night that her Showtime drama "Homeland" aired its season 3 finale — and she found an interesting way to pass time. 

    Danes, who stars in the upcoming movie "A Kid Like Jake," appeared on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday and shared some details of her experience giving birth in December 2013. 

    Danes explained to Kimmel that she was originally going to be induced into labor the morning after the "Homeland" finale, but she ended up going into labor naturally on the night of the finale. 

    Danes said that she started feeling "acute pain" that night in the hospital, but she was alone and her husband, Hugh Dancy, was in another room sleeping. 

    To get her mind off the pain, Danes went on her phone and decided to see what people thought of the "Homeland" episode. But she quickly learned that perhaps that wasn't the best idea. 

    "Three in the morning, when you're looking for feedback, what you mean is: 'Who hates me and how much?'" she told Kimmel. 

    Danes might have expected to find positive reviews from fans and critics, but instead she found negative remarks. 

    "It didn't take long to find the worst possible reviews available on the internet," she said. "It kind of occurred to me, 'I think I'm in labor, I think this is happening and I'm reading bad reviews.' I don't think it gets more masochistic than that."

    Danes and Dancy welcomed their first child together, son Cyrus, on December 14, 2013. The couple is currently expecting baby No. 2. 

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    • Roseanne Barr says she tried to fight to keep her show on the air. 
    • ABC canceled the "Roseanne" revival Tuesday after Barr sent a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett.
    • In now-deleted tweets, Roseanne says she asked ABC's TV president to "let me apologize & make amends."
    • She claims she also begged for people's jobs.
    • Executive producers are reportedly considering a spin-off without Roseanne.

    Roseanne Barr says she tried to fight to keep her show on the air at ABC.

    In a series of now-deleted tweets, Barr said she begged Disney-ABC TV president Ben Sherwood to not only keep the "Roseanne" revival on the air, but to let her apologize and make amends for a racist tweet about President Barack Obama's former senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. 

    The two tweets read:

    "I begged Ben Sherwood at ABC 2 let me apologize & make amends. I begged them not to cancel the show. I told them I was willing to do anything & asked 4 help in making things right. I'd worked doing publicity4 them 4free for weeks, traveling, thru bronchitis. I begged4 ppls jobs. He said: what were you thinking when you did this? I said: I thought she was white, she looks like my family! He scoffed & said: "what u have done is egregious, and unforgivable.' I begged 4 my crews jobs. Will I ever recover from this pain? omg"

    On Tuesday, Barr compared Jarrett to an ape in a tweet. Jarrett, a black woman, was born in Iran.

    A few hours later, ABC decided to cancel the series.

    "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," said ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey in a statement.

    The revival was a surprise ratings winner for ABC, bringing in 27.3 million viewers in its premiere. (For reference, no other comedy show had ratings like that in over three years.) The numbers were so big that it prompted the network to order a second season just days after the show's return to air.

    "Roseanne" was set to be the network's anchor series for the fall. Weeks prior, ABC opened its network upfront presentation for advertisers in May with Roseanne. Its absence now leaves a bit of a hole in the network's schedule. 

    A spin-off without Roseanne in the lead is potentially being considered. According to Deadline, "Roseanne" executive producers Tom Werner and Sara Gilbert, who plays Darlene Conner on the series, will meet about possible ideas to continue the show without its main star. 

    On the season 10 finale, Roseanne is getting ready to head into surgery where she worries about dying. If the spin-off comes to fruition, one possibility is for the show to have her die in the operating room. 

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    Co-star John Goodman, who plays Roseanne's doting husband, told Entertainment Tonight he didn't know anything about a possible spin-off.

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    • "The Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus shared a somber photo with co-star Andrew Lincoln. 
    • Fans believe it's a subtle confirmation Lincoln is leaving the AMC zombie drama.
    • Tuesday, multiple outlets reported the main star of the show is leaving "The Walking Dead" after season nine.
    • Current and former "Walking Dead" stars and crew members commented on Reedus' ominous photo.

    It's starting to look like Andrew Lincoln's reported departure from "The Walking Dead" is real.

    Late Thursday night, Norman Reedus, who plays fan-favorite Daryl Dixon on the AMC zombie drama, shared an ominous photo with co-star Lincoln

    He captioned the photo with a simple heart emoji. 

    ❤️

    A post shared by norman reedus (@bigbaldhead) on May 31, 2018 at 7:11pm PDT on

    A mix of current and former "The Walking Dead" cast and crew were quick to comment on it. 

    the walking dead norman comments

    Christian Serratos, who plays Rosita on the show, and Tyler James Williams, who played Noah on the series, both commented with simple heart emojis as well.

    Austin Nichols, who played Spencer Monroe on the show, commented, "Nooooooooooooooo!"

    The most telling comment comes from "The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead" director Michael Satrazemis who wrote, "My brothers!!!!! So much creation by the greatest creators. So much love. But now we can go surfing together."

    the walking dead andrew lincoln season 8

    Reedus' black-and-white photo comes days after multiple outlets reported Lincoln will leave the show after its next season. Season nine of "The Walking Dead" will launch in the fall on AMC. The network declined to comment on the reports to INSIDER.

    Now, Reedus is no stranger to sharing cast photos, but usually they're in more of a light-hearted, humorous fashion. 

    Some prime examples: 

    Finale TONIGHT!!!

    A post shared by norman reedus (@bigbaldhead) on Apr 15, 2018 at 10:32am PDT on

    Ilikethisphotoofmeandrickygrimes. Night y’all

    A post shared by norman reedus (@bigbaldhead) on Feb 5, 2018 at 9:49pm PST on

    The combination of Reedus' photo along with the comments from cast and crew members prompted many to take the photo as confirmation that Lincoln's days on the AMC series are numbered. 

    walking dead norman

    The photo Reedus shared is from the season seven mid-season finale, "Hearts Still Beating," when Daryl is reunited with his pseudo family after being kidnapped, locked in a cell, and tortured by Negan's Saviors.

    Here's the full photo, in color:

    rick daryl hug walking dead season 7

    The scene is one of the few times the majority of the main cast is all together and it's a very emotional one. After their embrace, Daryl returns Rick's iconic colt python to him after he had it confiscated by Negan's men.

    Collider reported Lincoln will appear on six episodes of season nine. If Lincoln leaves "The Walking Dead," Reedus is reportedly set to take over the show as its main lead

    the walking dead daryl

    Despite Daryl's status as a fan-favorite on the show, some are skeptical whether or not he could carry the show. You could argue that season eight has attempted to start to lay the groundwork for Daryl's character taking over as a leader. After Carl died, he stepped up and got the rest of the survivors safely to the Hilltop as Rick grieved with Michonne. 

    But many have noted that Daryl's speech has devolved over the course of the show so much that he often resorts to mumbles and grunts rather than the speeches of an inspiring leader like Lauren Cohan's Maggie or Danai Gurira's Michonne.

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    A female lead on a show that already stars many capable actresses sounds like a great option, but there's also concern at least one of those actresses could be on their way out, too. Cohan has a new hour-long show coming to ABC next year. (Hey, maybe this is why Cohan was asking for that reported "Walking Dead" raise.) Gurira is quickly becoming a star in her own right after stealing scenes in Marvel's "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War" movies. 

    If Lincoln does leave "The Walking Dead," we rounded up a number of ways the actor can possibly leave the show — and they don't all include killing him off. You can read them all here

    You can follow along with our "Walking Dead" coverage here

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    • Jimmy Fallon gave a surprise commencement speech at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school graduation ceremony.
    • The school was the site of a mass shooting in February, where 17 people were killed.

     

    Jimmy Fallon made an unannounced visit to the graduation ceremony at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Sunday and gave a surprise commencement speech.

    "Today you're graduating from high school," the host NBC's "The Tonight Show" said in his speech. "You should feel incredibly proud of yourselves. That doesn't mean you should rest on your laurels — or your yannys."

    The Parkland, Florida, high school is the site of a school shooting that took 17 lives in February. The ceremony took place in Florida Panthers hockey team’s home venue, BB&T Center, and graduates wore sashes that said "MSD Strong." The families of the four seniors killed in the shooting — Nicholas Dworet, Joaquin Oliver, Carmen Schentrup, and Meadow Pollack — accepted their diplomas instead, according to Variety.

    Fallon offered some words of wisdom to the graduating seniors.

    "Here's what will matter: you, the class of 2018, will have graduated. And you won't be classmates anymore. You'll be adults who Facebook search each other at two in the morning for the next ten years," he said.

    Parkland students were caught by surprise.

    Fallon also expressed his admiration for the graduating class.

    "When something feels hard, remember that it gets better. Choose to move forward. Don't let anything stop you," he said. "Thank you for your courage and your bravery."

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Westworld" season two, episode seven, "Les Écorchés."

    HBO's "Westworld" starting sprinting towards the finish line of its second season with an action-packed showdown in the park's mesa. The convergence of characters (and events in the ever-growing timeline we're updating each week) meant new revelations and dramatic set-ups for the final showdown in the Valley Beyond.

    Keep reading for a look at eight significant moments you might have overlooked on Sunday's "Westworld."

    The episode opens during the latest time frame so far, with Bernard holding a photo of Arnold and Charlie.

    This indicates that even in the latest series of events involving Bernard, he's still connected to this coded cornerstone memory of Charlie. 

    Charlie was Arnold’s son who died sometime after Westworld was first developed and the hosts (including Dolores) were coded and built. Charlie's death was what part of what led to Arnold's obsession with Dolores and his perception of her as one of his children. 

    We learned on the first season that suffering is part of what helps steer the hosts closer towards consciousness. But more on that later.



    Down in Ford’s secret cabin, the "skeleton" of his host-dog Jock is on the table.

    Jock's host-skeleton is in Ford's basement because the Young Ford host killed him partway through the first season. When the real Ford interrogated his younger self about why he killed Jock, the answer was unnerving.

    "He caught the rabbit and killed it," Young Ford said. "And then someone told me to put it out of its misery."

    "Who told you?" Ford asked.

    "A voice."

    "Whose voice?"

    "Arnold. He told me it was a killer, but it wasn't its fault," Young Ford admitted. "It was made that way. And I could help it. "

    "Help it?"

    "If it was dead, it couldn't hurt anything anymore."



    This raises the interesting thread of Arnold's coding in relation to Ford's planned host rebellion.

    There are several unanswered questions lingering from the first season when it comes to Ford and Arnold. We still don't have a concrete understanding of who programmed Maeve to first wake up and plan her escape, nor do we know for certain that Ford alone was changing the hosts. 

    But based on Dolores' journey on the first season, it seems as if Arnold's voice was part of the bicameral mind approach to consciousness. When Young Ford said he was told to kill Jock by Arnold, that was likely just his mind speaking to him. But we had no way of knowing this back on the sixth episode when Jock was first killed.

    The skeletal remains of Jock are a good reminder of how much more we now know about Ford's initial plot to free the hosts — just as Arnold wished to do all those years ago.



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    • Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa starred as on "Game of Thrones" together as husband and wife Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen. 
    • Clarke and Momoa reunited for a night at the reported final cast party this past weekend in Belfast.
    • The Instagram posts show that there was a photobooth with a fake Iron Throne.
    • Momoa took pictures of himself holding up both Clarke and then Kit Harington (Jon Snow).
    • See all the epic photos from inside the "Game of Thrones" cast and crew party below.

    As the final season of "Game of Thrones" winds down production, the entire cast (apparently past and present) and crew united in Belfast for a final epic party.

    Watchers on the Wall, a "Game of Thrones" news site, posted a report of the epic gathering on Saturday evening. Then on Sunday, both Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) shared Instagram photos from what appears to be the very same party.

    "FYI...This is the closest you'll ever get to me attempting 'that lift' from dirty dancing," Clarke captioned the photo. "Yes, my man is sitting. Yes, there's no lake. And yes, I have no idea I'm NOT being raised above his head.
    (I'd like to take a moment to thank alcohol for giving me courage to attempt this. Ever.)"

    Momoa's character Khal Drogo died on the first season of "Game of Thrones," but he's been known to visit the crew from time to time. His presence at this cast party isn't necessarily evidence that we'll see Drogo on the coming eighth season, though you can never rule out a possible vision or dream sequence (similar to how he appeared on the second season in Daenerys' House of the Undying scene).

    Momoa himself shared two fantastic albums on Instagram of the night. Scroll through the post below to see him with Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), and the showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

    Even more cast members appear in the above album, including Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), and Mark Addy (King Robert Baratheon).

    Momoa also shared a second post with just photos of himself and Emilia Clarke: 

    Moon of my life @emilia_clarke every time I leave you my face hurts from smiling to much. I Fucking love you forever. Aloha j

    A post shared by Jason Momoa (@prideofgypsies) on Jun 4, 2018 at 12:29am PDT on

    "Moon of my life [Emilia Clarke]," Momoa wrote. "Every time I leave you my face hurts from smiling to [sic] much. I f---ing love you forever."

    And in one last photo from the night, Clarke posed with her on-and-off screen BFF Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Missandei.

    "I GOT A SWORD! AND A CROWN! AND AN UNDERBITE! 🙌 " Clarke wrote in the caption. "I also got the bestest gal in the whole wide world by my side. [Nathalie Emmanuel] I'll play dress up with you for LYFE ❤️💥💋🔥#whoruntheworld #wedo."

    Clarke finished off the caption with a bittersweet message.

    "['Game of Thrones'] you're kicking my emotional butt," she wrote.

    Clarke, as with other stars like Hannah Murray and Joe Dempsie, has already finished filming for the eighth and final season. In a recent cover story for Vanity Fair, Clarke revealed more about her final day on the "Game of Thrones" set. 

    "It f---ed me up," Clarke said. "Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone's mouth of what Daenerys is..."

    This tease has led many "Game of Thrones" fans to speculate on Daenerys' fate. We've predicted that the Mother of Dragons won't survive the final season, a theory that would fit with "f---ing" up Clarke.

    Clearly the cast is celebrating the end of "Game of Thrones" together in fun fashion, but fans will have to wait until sometime in 2019 (our guess is spring, but more on that here) to see the final six episodes.

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    • "Ocean's 8" star Mindy Kaling appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Monday to discuss the upcoming film, and how she's been dealing with motherhood. 
    • Kaling welcomed daughter Katherine in December 2017 and said that although her child is well behaved, she was "scared" to take her to Oprah Winfrey's home when she was invited to a screening of "A Wrinkle in Time." 
    • Kaling worried that Katherine would be "fussy" and noisy at the event, since she was only two months old when the movie was released.
    • According to Kaling, as soon as they walked into Winfrey's home, Katherine's "eyes went wide and she stopped crying, like she knew she was in Oprah's house."
    • Watch the video below (Kaling talks about going to Winfrey's house at 1:34).

     

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    The new HBO drama series "Succession" is getting mixed reviews. Some critics find it tired and boring, but some say that it does an excellent job representing privilege.

    "Succession," which debuted on HBO Sunday night, follows the Roy family, which controls one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world.

    The series comes from the producers of Oscar nominee "The Big Short" (2015) and follows the Roy family as they navigate the future of their company and themselves after their father, who is getting older, starts to step away from running the company.

    The show currently has a 73% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 75% audience score. Some critics love it, especially once you get a few episodes into the first season. But other critics say it's a "slog" of a series, and that it isn't a very original take on a story about the extremely wealthy.

    "Succession" stars Brian Cox, Hiam Abbass, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook and Jeremy Strong.

    Here's what critics have to say about HBO's "Succession"— the good and the bad. 

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    The bad:



    "At first engaging, then slowly, inexorably, 'Succession' turns into work."

    Newsday



    "'Succession' makes it clear that the Roys are not especially nice people. They are also, alas, not especially fascinating. Pink slips for everyone."

    Boston Herald



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    • Jon Stewart defended Samantha Bee in a question-and-answer session on Sunday after President Donald Trump called for her firing last week over her remarks about Ivanka Trump.
    • Bee drew criticism from the Trump administration and subsequently apologized after she called Ivanka a "feckless c---" on her TBS show, "Full Frontal."
    • Stewart said the controversy surrounding Bee represented a "game" and "strategy" from right-wing politicians at large.

    In the eyes of Jon Stewart, the backlash against Samantha Bee from the White House last week represented a "game" and "strategy" from right-wing politicians at large.

    Bee faced intense criticism from President Donald Trump after she called his daughter Ivanka a "feckless c---" on her TBS show, "Full Frontal."

    Writing on Twitter, Trump asked why TBS wouldn't fire Bee for "horrible language," suggesting there was a double standard after ABC canceled "Roseanne" over a tweet by its star Roseanne Barr.

    Stewart worked with Bee on "The Daily Show" from 2003 to 2015.

    "Please understand that a lot of what the right does, and it's maybe their greatest genius, is they've created a code of conduct that they police, that they themselves don't have to, in any way, abide," Stewart said during a question-and-answer session at the Clusterfest comedy festival on Sunday, as reported by The Daily Beast.

    "It's a game, it's a strategy, and it's working," Stewart added.

    Bee apologized for her remarks last week. Bee used the phrase in question during a segment urging the president's daughter to "do something" about her father's immigration policy that had resulted in the government separating some children living in the country illegally from their parents.

    Stewart addressed Bee's controversy and apology first by addressing "liberals" at large.

    "Don't get caught in a trap of thinking you can live up to a code of integrity that will be enough for the propagandist right," he reportedly said. "There isn't. And so, create your own moral code to live by, but don't be fooled into trying to make concessions that you think will mollify them."

    Stewart then turned to Bee's comments in particular.

    "They don't give a shit about the word 'c---,'" Stewart reportedly said of the Trump administration. "That is probably — he says that instead of 'please,' I'm guessing," he added of Trump.

    As The Daily Beast notes, various reports since the 1980s have suggested Trump has used the derogatory word to describe women.

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