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    It's been almost a full decade since "Teen Mom" premiered on NBC, bringing Maci Bookout, Farrah Abraham, Catelynn Lowell,  and Amber Portwood back into fans' homes after they were introduced on "16 & Pregnant."

    Since then, we've seen them (and their families) change and grow — including two spinoff shows, featuring even more moms —  but the cast's lives aren't always exactly what they seem like on TV. Babies have been born, some of the stars have been married, divorced, and married again, and now, the fourth wall has been broken and we get to see the moms interact with their producers and the crew like never before.

    It doesn't seem like "Teen Mom" is going anywhere anytime soon, and that's partly because there's so much going on behind-the-scenes.

    It wasn't meant to last this long.

    Originally, "Teen Mom" was meant to be a schedule filler show, but when it became such a massive hit, MTV ordered more episodes.

    When cast and crew shared the history of the show with Cosmopolitan in 2017, former MTV director of programming Tony DiSanto pitched "Teen Mom" as a way to fill time until another season of "16 & Pregnant" was filming, but as we all know now, it took off from there.

    Tyler and Catelynn Baltierra used to have a filming curfew.

    Cosmo's oral history also revealed that in order to keep their lives as teen reality stars normal — as if that's possible — Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra, who are now married, were only able to film after school and had to finish up early so that they'd still have time to do their homework. It looks like it paid off, because they both did get their high school diplomas (and they're still together to this day).

    "I can remember, during the first two seasons, only being able to film with Catelynn and Tyler from 4 p.m. to about 8 p.m. because [Tyler's mom] Kim had a rule that they were not allowed to film past 8," producer Kirsten Malone (who you might know as KiKi from the show) said. "They had school and had to do their homework, which I thought was fantastic. It did not make our jobs easy, but we did it, and we're still super respectful of the kids and their schedules."

    The cast has gotten super close with their producers.

    As we've seen on both "Teen Mom OG" and "Teen Mom 2," the cast has spent so much time with their producers that they're practically family at this point, and that actually makes a lot of sense. They're essentially co-workers, right? And over the years, they've become friends — but that doesn't mean they don't have to keep boundaries in mind when it comes to the personal crossing over to the professional.

    "I know I feel much more comfortable because whatever I'm talking about on camera, I've probably already talked to [my producers] about it," Maci Bookout told Cosmo. "It just takes everybody remembering there's a difference between our friendship relationship and our professional relationship. But we've all done this for so long that we are very aware of times when one relationship needs to override the other one."

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    Tiffany Haddish

    • Tiffany Haddish is the host of the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards.
    • She is the first black woman to host the show.
    • "It's been a year of firsts for black people," Haddish said in her opening monologue. "I'm the first black woman to host the MTV Movie and TV Awards, 'Black Panther' is the first African American movie to make $1 billion, and 'A Quiet Place' is the first film to scare black people out of talking in movie theaters."
    • Haddish also kicked the show off by addressing audience members including Zendaya, Nick Jonas, and, of course, the Kardashians.
    • Haddish also summed up the general appeal of the awards show: "I’m glad this show covers both TV and Movies because now I get to flirt with Chris Pratt from 'Parks and Recreationand Chris Pratt from 'Guardians of the Galaxy,'"she said. "Hey, Chris. I got a galaxy you can guard."
    • You can watch the rest of her hilarious monologue below. 

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    • Sibling duo Chloe x Halle took the stage to perform at the 2018 MTV movie and TV awards
    • They wore sparkling white jumpsuits and performed a medley of their two tracks, "The Kids Are Alright" and "Warrior."
    • The young stars aren't strangers to performing for large crowds, considering that they have toured with Beyoncé.
    • You have also probably seen them in Bey's "Lemonade" visual album. 
    • Watch the video below.


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    The 2018 MTV movie and TV awards brought together stars from the most popular films and series, from "Black Panther" to "13 Reasons Why." With "Girls Trip" star Tiffany Haddish hosting the festivities, it was certainly a memorable show.

    Some stars are first-time nominees while others are award show veterans. This year's show was taped Saturday at California's Barker Hangar and aired Monday on MTV.

    Marvel’s "Black Panther" wa the big winner of the night, taking home four awards. Meanwhile, “Stranger Things” won three awards. “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” “Love, Simon,” “IT,” and “Wonder Woman” took home golden popcorn statues also.

    Keep reading to find out who every who was nominated and ultimately took home the coveted golden popcorn at the 2018 MTV movie and TV awards. (Winners are in bold).

    Generation award

    The generation award is given each year to one outstanding talent for their noteworthy contributions for film and TV. 

    *Chris Pratt* has captured the hearts of audiences on both TV and film for the past 25 years in iconic roles on "Parks and Recreation," and in "Jurassic World,""Guardians of the Galaxy," and most recently "Avengers: Infinity War."

    Trailblazer award

    The trailblazer award recognizes game-changing creators with fresh and fearless voices in entertainment.

    *Lena Waithe* has made groundbreaking contributions on and off the screen, including making history as the first woman of color to win an Emmy for “outstanding writing in a comedy series.” 

    Best movie

    "Avengers: Infinity War"

    *"Black Panther"*

    "Girls Trip"


    "Wonder Woman" 

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    • Chadwick Boseman had said some comments that led people to believe that he was over doing the Wakanda salute from "Black Panther."
    • During his acceptance speech for best villain at the MTV Movie and TV Awards that aired Monday, Michael B. Jordan jokingly said that Boseman wanted him to reiterate those feelings.
    • “Chadwick Boseman, he personally asked me to ask y’all to stop asking him to say ‘Wakanda Forever’ out on the streets,” Jordan told the crowd.
    • Boseman also took home the awards for best hero and best performance in a movie.

    Chadwick Boseman needs a break from doing the “Wakanda Forever” salute -- at least according to Michael B. Jordan.

    Jordan accepted the award for best villain at the MTV Movie and TV Awards -- which were taped on Saturday but aired on Monday -- and joked that his “Black Panther” co-star is getting really tired of people asking him to bust out the Wakanda Forever salute from the hit Marvel movie.

    “Chadwick Boseman, he personally asked me to ask y’all to stop asking him to say ‘Wakanda Forever’ out on the streets,” Jordan told the crowd. “Y’all taking this forever thing a little too seriously.”

    After Jordan made the plea to fans, the camera panned back to Boseman, who couldn’t contain his laughter.

    It’s difficult to tell if Jordan was really just joking since fans noticed that Boseman, who plays T’Challa in the Marvel franchise, seems to have grown visibly weary over time when asked to perform the salute at what seems like every promotional event he’s had to attend since “Black Panther” was released in February.

    Boseman, who took home the awards for best hero and best performance in a movie, previously told Jimmy Kimmel that fans have been completely obsessed with getting him to do the salute.

    “If I don't want to do it, I have to not leave the house, pretty much," he said. "I've been chased in cars."

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    • Niall Horan stopped by CBS' "The Late Late Show" on Monday to perform "Slow Hands."
    • The singer also recalled an interaction with President Donald Trump that took place almost six years ago.
    • Horan said that One Direction was staying at a Trump hotel in New York City, and Trump asked the band to meet his lawyer's daughter and take a photo with her.
    • Since the band didn't want to do any meet and greets, Horan said that Trump threatened to revoke their access to the hotel's garages — so they left the hotel.  
    • Watch the video below.


    Niall Horan claims that President Donald Trump once tried to penalize One Direction after the British band declined his request to meet a fan. 

    Horan appeared on CBS's "The Late Late Show" on Monday and explained the incident, which he said took place at a Trump hotel in December 2012. At the time, One Direction was gearing up for a headlining show at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

    According to the singer, Trump told the band that they wouldn't be given access to the hotel's garage — which would allow them to enter and exit the hotel privately — after they refused to take a photo with his lawyer's daughter.

    Horan said that because One Direction didn't want to meet the fan, Trump told them that they would "have to stand in the front steps and take photos and basically promote the hotel."

    The "Slow Hands" singer added that they "just left" after being told that. 

    Horan also explained that One Direction didn't want to meet fans at the time because they were focused on preparing for their concert, which he called "the biggest show of our career."

    This isn't the first time a One Direction member has spoken out against Trump. In a 2017 interview with Wonderland magazine, Liam Payne also said that Trump kicked the group out of his hotel. It's a similar story to Horan's, but we're not certain they're talking about the same instance since Payne refers to possibly Trump's daughter and not his lawyer's daughter.

    "It was about [meeting] his daughter," Payne recalled. "He phoned up our manager and we were asleep. He said, 'Well, wake them up,' and I was like, 'No,' and then he wouldn't let us use the underground garage."

    Payne added: "Obviously in New York we can't really go outside. New York is ruthless for us. So he was like, 'OK, then I don't want you in my hotel.' So we had to leave."

    Since going their separate ways, all the members of One Direction have released music of their own. In October 2017, Horan released his debut solo album titled "Flicker."

    Representatives for Trump didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment.

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    • Brands are increasingly retooling their digital ads with their own metrics instead of relying on industry standards, Integral Ad Science CEO Scott Knoll says.
    • After being acquired by private-equity firm Vista Equity Partners earlier this month, Knoll says he's interested in moving into the business of measuring TV and billboard ads.
    • He hasn't ruled out the possibility of taking the company public: "There's still the opportunity," even with shaky markets for ad-tech companies.

    The battle to own digital measurement and analytics continues, and investors are taking notice.

    A year ago Moat, Integral Ad Science, and DoubleVerify were three hot ad-tech firms pitching themselves to marketers as independent firms that could weed out problems in digital advertising like ad fraud, brand safety, and viewability, or the practice of tracking how many ads are actually seen by consumers.

    Oracle gobbled up Moat in April 2017, and DoubleVerify was acquired by private-equity firm Providence Equity Partners shortly after, leaving execs to wonder how long it would take before someone snatched up Integral Ad Science. Earlier this month, Vista Equity Partners acquired a majority stake in the company, valuing it at $850 million, according to Axios.

    Backed with a new owner, Scott Knoll, IAS' CEO and president, says he wants to move the firm's expertise in crunching digital stats to old-school advertising platforms like billboards and TV. He also wants to walk brands through creating their own custom stats that fly in the face of standards established by the Media Rating Council.

    "This movement toward custom metrics is really interesting to us, and brands are coming to us and saying, 'Can you help us figure out if three or five seconds is the right amount of time?'" Knoll says. "What we're finding is that creative has a lot to do with it. Depending on the creative, you have to make sure you have enough time to tell that story."

    Business Insider caught up with Knoll to talk about how brands are taking a stab at their own measurement, the company's acquisition, plans to go public, and how Facebook and Google are opening themselves up to allow for more third-party measurement.

    Lauren Johnson: Integral Ad Science was recently acquired by Vista Equity Partners. What does IAS get out of the deal?

    Knoll: There's a lot that we feel we have an opportunity to do, and that includes measuring more types of digital advertising, whether it be different channels like OTT, eventually television, outdoor, audio and everything else. Globally, we are in 13 countries but feel like we could be doing a lot more.

    We thought about different paths forward. We talked about an IPO openly, and then the opportunity with Vista came up and it was intriguing because it allowed us to remain neutral, which we were afraid a complete acquisition wouldn't do for us.

    Johnson: In terms of staying neutral, your competitor Moat is owned by Oracle. How is your company still a neutral platform for marketers?

    Knoll: It's completely neutral because we're not part of a bigger marketing cloud or anything—we're still very much a standalone company. There are some other acquisitions in the space, but we're going to remain independent.

    When you're bought by another organization that has a business in associated business, your road map changes. You no longer are executing on your vision; you're executing on the parent company's vision. What excites us about this opportunity is that it's still our vision, just with a company coming in who has a lot of expertise in helping companies grow effectively.

    Johnson: You've hinted that IAS is interested in going public. Is that something you're still exploring?

    Knoll: There's still the opportunity to go public. [Getting acquired] buys us more time to improve operations. Down the road, if we feel that going public still make sense, we can still do that because we're not part of another company.

    Johnson: The ad-tech space can be shaky for public companies, but you see an opportunity there.

    Knoll: I certainly feel like the company has the ability to go public based on all the metrics of a company looking to go public: size, growth, profitability. Having said that, there are a lot of factors that are out of our control, such as a stock market being a bear market, a bull market, or distaste for certain sectors like ad tech.

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    Johnson: You mentioned interest in going into some of the nondigital forms of advertising measurement like TV and out-of-home. Why go into those areas and what can you bring from the digital world?

    Knoll: We're seeing this convergence where classic media is becoming digitized, which is totally changing that industry, allowing for better and more inventory. As these traditional media formats move to digital, there's a lot more ability to target and to ultimately measure ads. So we feel it's a big opportunity. People aren't going to buy television the way they buy television today — when it's digital, you're going to buy it based on targeting, which is going to acquire more verification.

    Johnson: There are a handful of big brands like Nestlé and HP creating their own viewability metrics instead of using the Media Rating Council's standard of viewability. How mainstream is that among other brands?

    Knoll: It's definitely becoming more mainstream, particularly in places like Europe. We have 20 brands in Europe that have their own, or are moving to, custom viewability metrics.

    There was a problem, and the problem is that a lot of ads never had a chance to be seen. We're trying, as an industry, to quickly solve the issue, and that's when the MRC came in and we developed guidelines around a minimum threshold level of viewability. That was good for weeding out the impressions that shouldn't count [as views].

    But the flip side of that is that there really is no quick way to solve viewability — viewability is time and the more you have it, the better off you are as an advertiser. That's the next kind of movement — we're going to move to trading on time because it's incredibly important and you can't just bucket it as good or bad.

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    Johnson: Why are European marketers particularly interested in going that route?

    Knoll: There tends to be less inventory in Europe, so people have been focused on the quality over quantity. As an industry in the US, we're still so focused on quantity that we get caught up in metrics like trying to drive the most sales leads and conversions. In Europe, I think they've had to move more quickly partially because of privacy as people are preparing for GDPR and ePrivacy laws. They recognize that there are other things besides audience targeting they need to look at — one of those areas is the media itself. Ultimately, the common denominator of all quality media is compelling content that leads to longer views.

    Johnson: IAS is one of a handful of companies that plug into platforms like Facebook, Google, and Twitter to pull data and marketers have been asking for more granular stats and measurement from them for a while. What are marketers interested in getting out of these platforms that they're not getting now?

    Knoll: The open web we've been able to measure for a while now, and that's viewability, brand safety, and fraud. Advertisers want to have the same data on proprietary platforms that they have on the open web—they're spending the same or more money so they expect to have the same controls. That's something that has taken a little while to work its way through, but there's been a big change over the last two years from reluctance to allowing a third party to measure these platforms. We're not at 100% the same where we can measure everything the same, but it's certainly heading in that direction.

    Johnson: A year ago, there was so much interest in transparency and marketers getting access to this data. In light of Cambridge Analytica and privacy issues over the past few months, are you seeing brands push back on that a little and asking for platforms to hold their data a little bit closer to their chest?

    Knoll: From my vantage point, which is less around audience targeting and what data they have, we certainly haven't seen that — we've only seen more appetite. I think there's a recognition that advertisers want to know exactly what they're paying for what they're getting.

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    When the first season of "The Real World" aired back in 1992, viewers were glued to their televisions, watching a group of unknown twenty-somethings who were thrown together in a New York loft and told to "stop being polite and start getting real." After 26 years and 32 seasons, "The Real World" has left its fingerprint on popular culture and paved the way for countless other reality series.  

    It's easy to fall in love or despise the characters you watch fight, fall in love, and drink (a lot) each week. But what happens to them after the cameras stop rolling?

    While some of "The Real World" alums went back to their hometowns and resumed their normal lives, others used the show as a platform to launch themselves into the spotlight. If you've ever wondered what happened to some of your favorite housemates from the iconic reality series, read on to find out where they are.

    Tami Roman is still on TV.

    We first met Tami as a member of the cast of "The Real World: Los Angeles" in 1993. After the show, Roman married NBA star, Kenny Anderson. Although their marriage ended in 2001, Roman has been able to maintain her place in the spotlight. She went to act in both big and small screen roles, and is currently an outspoken member of the cast of the VH1 hit reality series, "Basketball Wives."

    David "Puck" Rainey is still often in trouble.

    There's no denying that Puck was an unforgettable member of the 1994 San Francisco cast. The booger-picking bike messenger caused plenty of trouble in the house and was voted out by the rest of the cast on account of his rude behavior.

    But Puck's troubles didn't stop when the season ended. He's been arrested on charges of domestic violence and child endangerment and pleaded no contest in 2009 to battery and felony possession of ammunition charges. In 2012, he pleaded no contest to stalking a woman.

    He appears to be out of jail on felony probation as of this posting. He lives on a farm in California.    

    Kevin Powell entered politics.

    Kevin Powell first made a name for himself as a member of the very first Real World cast. Often outspoken, he had no problem sharing his opinion on race relations with his roommates in the SoHo loft.  

    Today, Powell continues to speak out as an activist and public speaker. He ran an unsuccessful campaign for political office in New York He's also written several books, including a memoir about his struggles to overcome poverty to become the first in his family to go to college.

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    • "Walking Dead" showrunner Angela Kang confirmed what many fans believed was coming on season nine of the zombie show.
    • When asked by INSIDER about the direction season nine will take, Kang said there will be a jump forward in time.
    • Photos from the set have teased an older Rick (Andrew Lincoln) on set.
    • In the comics, a two-year jump is made after the war with Negan comes to an end.
    • Kang did not say how far of a jump the show will make.
    • She did add that Maggie, Michonne, and Carol, along with Jadis/Anne will all have "great stories."
    • "I think we're going to see Anne in a way that people will be very surprised," said Kang.

    We're probably about a month away from getting our first trailer for season nine of "The Walking Dead," but we finally know a little bit about what we can expect when we return to Alexandria. 

    Plan on things looking a bit different after Carl's death.

    "We're working on a season that has a really fresh look and feel. We're playing with time in this season, so we get to kind of jump forward in the story," said new showrunner Angela Kang when asked by INSIDER Wednesday morning about the show's future at a panel for the "Kick-Ass Women of AMC." It was part of an inaugural summit by the network in New York City.

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    If you're a fan of the comic, you know there's a storyline skips forward two years after the war with Negan ends. Rick is an older man and Maggie has her child, Hershel, named after her father.

    It's believed season nine will involve a similar time jump. Photos of the cast filming season nine have shown Andrew Lincoln's Rick looking older, with a crew cut.

    "We come in [to season nine] on some really fun stuff. I'm really focusing a lot on the core character relationships in the show that have kind of been long lasting as well as servicing all of our wonderful series' regulars," Kang continued about the direction of next season.

    "We're going to see some really great stories with the women on our show, particularly. And I think for people who are really invested in say Michonne, Maggie, Carol, there's such great material for them as well as, of course, Rick and Daryl, and those other characters that we love, but for people who are looking for that specifically they will really see some incredible work from our women."

    Kang did not address reports of Andrew Lincoln leaving the show next season or Jon Bernthal’s recent appearance on set. Neither did Kang comment on the possibility of Lauren Cohan leaving the show after next season. Cohan is set to star on a new ABC series, "Whiskey Cavalier."

    Kang did add that some exciting things are in store for Jadis — the once leader of the Scavengers who has revealed her name to be Anne — and Enid who learned her boyfriend Carl died at the end of last season. 

    "Yeah, we've got some really great moments and great stories for them," said Kang. "I think we're going to see Anne in a way that people will be very surprised by seeing a different aspect of her character." 

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    The last time we saw Jadis/Anne, she was considering returning to Alexandria to join up with Rick's group after revealing her true name to Morgan.

    Wednesday morning was one of the first times Kang has really spoken in public about taking over "The Walking Dead" since being named showrunner in January. Kang has been working on the show since its second season. She has written some of the show's most memorable episodes including "The Same Boat,""A," and "The Cell."

    "I'm so humbled by the opportunity to work on a show that's been such a juggernaut and that is so beloved by millions of fans around the world," she said at the panel's start. "It's not lost on me that for a lot of women who watch the show and watch the strong women characters on the show, and dress up as those characters, people are looking for role models." 

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    "I've been asked on a panel before, 'When did you know you wanted to be a writer? Did you always know that you wanted to do this?' Honestly, when I was a kid, I didn't think this was a job that I could have. There was nobody like me," said Kang, who is of Korean descent. "I didn't think there were women or Asian women running a show. That wasn't a thing. Now, there are so many women who are showrunners and that's exciting because it means that the next generation can look and go, 'Hey, of course this is a job I can have.'"

    "The Walking Dead" will be back on AMC this fall. A return date has not yet been announced. You can follow along with our coverage of the show here.

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    • The list of everything that will be coming to and leaving Netflix in July has been released.
    • Among those joining the streaming site are "Jurassic Park," season 6 of "Orange Is the New Black," and "The Princess Diaries."
    • Titles that will be removed include "V for Vendetta,""Tropic Thunder," and "Breakfast at Tiffany's."


    July is the perfect time of the year to binge watch all your top shows and movies — especially since summer vacations are in full swing and school is no longer in session.

    In July, Netflix will add Oscar-winning films like "Jurassic Park,""The Lost World: Jurassic Park," and "Jurassic Park III," which is perfect timing for fans who will be watching "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"in theaters. 

    Unfortunately, some fan-favorites will be leaving the streaming site. If you can't get enough of the "Bring It On" movies, now is your last chance to watch them before they're gone. Fans of action movies like "V for Vendetta" and "Tropic Thunder" will also be disappointed to know that they will be leaving Netflix.   

    Here's a list of everything coming and going on Netflix in July.

    Arriving in July

    Arriving 7/1/18

    "Blue Bloods" Season 8

    "Bo Burnham: what."



    "Finding Neverland"

    "Get Smart"

    "Happy Gilmore"

    "Hawaii Five-O" Season 8

    "Interview With the Vampire"

    "Journey to the Center of the Earth"

    "Jurassic Park"

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    "Jurassic Park III"

    "Madam Secretary" Season 4

    "Menace II Society"

    "NCIS" Season 15



    "Queens of Comedy" Season 2

    "Rica, Famosa, Latina" Seasons 1 — 4


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    "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed"




    "The Boondock Saints"

    "The Lost World: Jurassic Park"

    "The Princess Diaries"

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    "The Voices"



    "Van Helsing"

    "We Own the Night"

    "We the Marines"

    "What We Started"

    Available 7/2/18

    "Dance Academy: The Comeback"

    "Good Witch" Season 4


    "The Sinner" Season 1

    Available 7/3/18

    "The Comedy Lineup" NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Available 7/5/18

    "Blue Valentine"

    Available 7/6/18

    "Anne With an E" Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL 

    "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2018: Freshly Brewed" NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "First Team: Juventus" Part B NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Free Rein" Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Inside the World's Toughest Prisons" Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Sacred Games" NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Samantha!" NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Somebody Feed Phil: The Second Course" NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "The Fosters" Season 5 New Episodes

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    "The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter" NETFLIX FILM

    "The Skin of the Wolf" NETFLIX FILM

    "White Fang" NETFLIX FILM

    Available 7/7/18

    "Scream 4"

    Available 7/9/18

    "Lockup: Extended Stay" Collection 1"

    Available 7/10/18

    "Drug Lords" Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Available 7/12/18

    "Gone Baby Gone"

    Available 7/13/18

    "How It Ends" NETFLIX FILM

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    "Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now" NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain"


    "The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants" NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Available 7/15/18

    "Bonusfamiljen" Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Going for Gold"

    "The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale" Part 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Available 7/20/18

    "Amazing Interiors" NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Dark Tourist" NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Deep Undercover" Collection 3

    "Duck Duck Goose" NETFLIX FILM

    "Father of the Year" NETFLIX FILM

    "Fix It and Finish It" Collection 3

    "Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh" Season 4 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot" NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Last Chance U: EMCC & Life After" NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Last Chance U: INDY" Part 1 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Luna Petunia: Return to Amazia" Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Available 7/22/18

    "An Education"

    Disney's "Bolt"

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    Available 7/24/18

    "The Warning" NETFLIX FILM

    "Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millennial" NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Available 7/27/18

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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.

    "13 Reasons Why" season three (Netflix)

    The controversial show is returning. 

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

    The first season was 10 episodes. 

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    GLOW_201_Unit_03215RIf you're tired of superhero movies, there's plenty of summer TV to keep you busy — and on your couch. 

    We put together a list of all the notable new and returning shows coming this summer, and let you know whether or not you should watch them.

    The lineup for summer 2018 is promising, but not overwhelming. The only sad thing about it is that there's no "Game of Thrones," which dominated TV last summer. 

    Some returning favorites are starting new seasons including TV Land's "Younger" and Netflix's "Glow.""Nashville" will air is final episodes on CMT, and Katherine Heigl will attempt to make people forget Meghan Markle isn't on USA's "Suits" anymore, because she's pretty busy with other things now. 

    There are also a few new shows to look forward to this summer, including HBO's "Sharp Objects" starring Amy Adams, and Amazon's "Jack Ryan" series starring John Krasinski, who became an action star when we weren't paying attention. 

    Here are all of the notable shows premiering in summer 2018, and whether or not you should watch them:

    SEE ALSO: Netflix shared a list of 15 great movies with strong female leads you can stream right now

    "Pose" (FX) — premiered June 3

    Should you watch it? Yes! Ryan Murphy's dance/musical show depicts an incredibly diverse New York City in the 80s - from ball dance culture to the finance world.

    "Succession" (HBO) — premiered June 3

    Should you watch it? Only if you're not easily bored. This show is well cast, but it's a bit of a slog. 

    "Dietland" (AMC) — premiered June 4

    Should you watch it? This show is funny and clever but it's also a meaningful story about a woman struggling with her self image. 

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    The "Degrassi" franchise is one that has been popular among teens for decades — and it's still running. There are several iterations of the hit Canadian show, from "Degrassi High" to the current version, "Degrassi: Next Class."

    Some cast members have gone on to become big names in Hollywood, most notably Drake and Nina Dobrev. Others have fallen off the radar and it's unclear what they've done since leaving the show.

    Drake recently gave fans the surprise of a lifetime when he released a music video for "I'm Upset," featuring a ton of familiar faces from "Degrassi: The Next Generation." It was the ultimate high school reunion, with the stars up to their usual antics — from damaging lockers to dancing in the hallway. 

    Here's what the stars of "Degrassi: The Next Generation" have been up to since you last saw them on the teen drama. 

    Before becoming known as Drake, the rapper went by his real name — Aubrey Graham — and played Jimmy Brooks on "Degrassi."

    He was the school's basketball star, but also a talented artist. On the infamous season four episode, Jimmy got paralyzed from the waist down and ended up in a wheelchair after Rick shot him. 

    Nowadays, Drake is more focused on his career as a musician.

    He has released four studio albums — with a fifth one scheduled for release on June 29, 2018 — and is the recipient of a few Grammys.

    Drake proved that he hadn't lost his acting skills when he hosted "Saturday Night Live" in 2014 and 2016. 



    Shane Kippel played Spinner Mason.

    When Spinner was introduced on season one, he started out as a bit of a bully, but redeemed himself.

    After overcoming testicular cancer, he graduated from Degrassi, landed a job at the popular hangout called The Dot, and later married Emma Nelson. 

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    It's not always easy to bring a beloved show to a worthy conclusion. 

    After devoting hours to watching a series, fans expect to feel satisfied by the ending. But sometimes, the show struggles to finish. "Lost" upset many viewers with its purgatory turn, and "How I Met Your Mother" felt out of touch with what fans wanted. 

    Here are 14 of the worst finales according to fans. 

    "How I Met Your Mother"— Season nine, episode 23 and 24, "Last Forever"

    Fans waited nine seasons to finally meet the titular mother only to have her die shortly after because of a terminal illness. To top it all off, Barney, who went through some immense character growth throughout the seasons, reverts to his playboy self and he and Robin divorce. And after their whole back-and-forth, Ted and Robin somehow go back to each other and nothing makes sense.

    "Roseanne"— season nine, episodes 23 and 24, "Into That Good Night"

    The final season of the original "Roseanne" was wacky from start to finish. But nothing was as surprising as the finale, when it was revealed that Roseanne "made up" most of the events following Dan's heart attack for a book she was writing. Oh, and the Dan people thought had cheated on his wife actually died from a heart attack. The finale was such a disaster that the entire ninth season was basically ignored when the show returned in 2018 for a revival. 

    "Dexter"— Season eight, episode 12, "Remember the Monsters?"

    The "Dexter" finale ended with Dexter somehow sailing into a hurricane and surviving, while his boat was a total wreck, and making it to the Pacific Northwest where he changed his identity and became a lumberjack. Fans were angry with this final image. The serial killer should have gotten caught or died in the storm or gone out fighting — anything except the bleak ending he was given. 

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    • Not all shows can be hits — and those that aren't usually end up canceled.
    • Sometimes writers aren't given advance notice of their show's cancellation, so the show will simply end on a massive cliffhanger writers meant to explain.
    • For example, "Hannibal" ended with the show's two main characters flinging themselves off a cliff, while "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" ended with Lois and Clark receiving a mysterious Kryptonian baby from a time-traveler.

    Warning: Spoilers ahead for many different TV shows.

    TV cancellation season is coming to a close. This was a tumultuous year for TV lovers — "Brooklyn 99" and "Lucifer" were both saved from cancellation by NBC and Amazon respectively, while fans of MTV's "'Shadowhunters" are still praying for a last-minute renewal from another network. And don't even get us started on "Timeless," whose fans are still waiting with bated breath to find out the show's future.

    Some shows remain "on the bubble" for the most of their run, meaning that they may or may not get canceled. This means that writers often write season finales as potential series finales, leaving the episode just open-ended enough for a renewal (see the sixth season finale of "New Girl").

    But sometimes shows are canceled unexpectedly, giving their creators no time to wrap up the story effectively. Other times, a show will swing for the fences with a wild cliffhanger in an attempt to force their network into giving them one more season — though this doesn't always work.

    These 24 shows were brutally cut short in the middle of their runs (or sometimes, in the beginning), leaving fans wondering what might have been if they had been allowed to complete their stories.

    "Pitch" was canceled after a critically acclaimed (but low-rated) first season, leaving viewers to wonder what happened to Ginny, her relationship with Mike, and her potential injury.

    "Pitch," the story of the first female pitcher in the MLB, has a stellar 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, and was loved across the board by critics. Unfortunately, it couldn't find its audience, and Fox announced its cancellation in May 2017, a few months after the first season had wrapped.

    For fans, this couldn't have come at a worse time. The season finale's last shot was of Ginny, the pitcher, entering an MRI machine after pitching a no-hitter and potentially injuring her elbow. Ginny and her will-they-or-won't-they relationship with Mike, the team's catcher, was also teetering towards a they-will by the end of the season — too bad we'll never know.

    "No Tomorrow" ended with Xavier, an apocalypse truther, finally being taken seriously, and announcing to the world that an asteroid was on course to collide with Earth... and then it was canceled.

    "No Tomorrow" was about a girl (Evie) who meets a guy (Xavier) who believes that the world is going to end in eight months and 12 days. They fall in love, and decide to spend the rest of their "remaining" months together, checking items off of their "apoca-lists." Hijinks ensue.

    The first (and only) season of "No Tomorrow" ends with Xavier being proven right by NASA, and moving to Washington, DC, in order to save the world, while Evie meets a cute doctor. Obviously, the end of the world is a ridiculously huge cliffhanger, and The CW broke a lot of hearts when they canceled the show — even though they did end up releasing a three-minute epilogue tying up some loose ends.

    "The Family" had more than a few twists and turns in its 12 episodes — and the finale was no different.

    "The Family" was a polarizing look at what happens to a family after one of their kids is kidnapped — and then returned years later. Of course, the show became much more complicated when it was revealed that Adam, the miraculously returned son, wasn't actually Adam at all, but a different missing boy named Ben. And that wasn't even the finale.

    The finale set up two big cliffhangers. First, that the real Adam, who had been presumed dead, was actually alive and well (and understandably angry at Ben). Second, that Willa, the morally dubious daughter of the Warren clan, murdered a journalist named Bridey because she was going to release all the dirt she had on the Warrens. Plus Bridey had been sleeping with both Willa and Willa's brother Danny. Too much drama, perhaps?

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    • "The Walking Dead" has made numerous changes from the comic book of the same name.
    • During a panel held by AMC in New York City that INSIDER attended, former showrunner Scott M. Gimple explained why the show makes so many changes.
    • He said there's no surprise for comic readers if they just follow the books.
    • "Sometimes you have to remix them because people like myself who are familiar with the work know what's coming," Gimple said. 
    • Gimple added that he originally wanted to stay true to the source material. It was creator Robert Kirkman who wanted to make changes.
    • Kirkman has said in the past he sees the show as a second chance for him to reimagine the comics.
    • Gimple said the biggest change from the comics that he believes worked on the show was keeping Carol alive and transforming her character from a meek, timid character to one who stands on her own today.

    "The Walking Dead" has made a lot of deviations from its source material in its eight seasons.

    Abraham was killed off at the hands of Negan on TV instead of being shot through the eye in the comics. While Andrea was still alive in the comics until recently, the character was killed off during season three. Rick Grimes famously lost his right hand early in the comics, while TV Grimes still has both of his arms. 

    Some have gone over well, like Andrea's demise on the show. Others, like the surprising death of Carl last season, have enraged fans.

    Why have they made those changes?

    A former "Walking Dead" showrunner said, "to do right by the moments you've seen, sometimes you have to remix them."

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    During an AMC panel Wednesday in New York City INSIDER attended called "From Book to Screen," previous showrunner Scott M. Gimple along with other panelists were asked whether or not it's scary to take a major detour from the original source material they're adapting.

    His immediate response? 

    "It is," Gimple said at AMC's inaugural summit for the network. "And that is my answer."

    Gimple, who was promoted to chief content officer of all things "Walking Dead" in January, paused for a few seconds as laughter filled the room. But he then explained why "The Walking Dead" has made some big changes from the text. Gimple has been a producer on the show since its start in 2011 and was the showrunner for seasons four through eight.

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    "Being a fan of it to start with, you want to do right by the moments that you've seen. But to do right by the moments you've seen, sometimes you have to remix them because people like myself who are familiar with the work know what's coming," Gimple said of changing elements on the popular show from the comics. "So you're not going to get that surprise. You're not going to get that emotional twist. You're not going to get that build. So to do right by the book, to tell the book with absolute fidelity sometimes, you have to change it. That said, you're sort of like sneakily trying to get into the same exact thing that ['Walking Dead' creator] Robert [Kirkman] did, and to do that it takes a little bit of misdirection."

    Gimple didn't originally want to stray from the comic book —it was Kirkman's idea. 

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    The fandom is very vocal when it comes to the former showrunner, often holding him responsible for the direction the show has taken with large changes from the comic, including Carl's death. This past season has seen viewership dip to its lowest ratings since season one. Fan threads have asked whether or not it was time for the show to part ways with Gimple. A petition was made asking for Gimple's removal from the show

    So it was surprising to hear Gimple say on Wednesday that he wanted to stay very true to the comic when he originally came onto the show.

    "Back when we started, Robert and I argued a lot because I wanted to do the book just as the book and he actually wanted to do changes because he had already done it," Gimple continued. "And, yeah, I wanted to see those moments that I saw in the book. And yet, as I worked more and more on it, because I was so familiar with those moments, I knew that making those little twists to give the reader, it's actually doing right by the people who read the book and know what's coming. You try to put them in a place where they don't know what's coming, which is what reading the book is like."

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    If you're a long term fan, it may not be news that Kirkman wanted to make some changes. He has previously said on "Walking Dead" aftershow "Talking Dead" he sees the show as a second chance to reimagine the comics, otherwise the show would be predictable.

    "It's been a learning experience. It's been finding out how to drift away from the text to get back to the text or to elicit feelings just exactly like the text," Gimple said of trying to stay true to the comic while making things feel fresh. But there are some things which will inevitably change up the series once one change is made. "And then, there's just the butterfly effect. There's little changes in the book that just ripple bigger, and bigger, and bigger. Daryl's not from the book. There's also television. Television is a different medium than comics even just from a practical point of view. There are characters in the book, main characters, that drift away for like 17 issues. And that's weird in television." 

    The biggest change from "The Walking Dead" comic to TV that worked: Carol

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    Gimple and the other panelists — Jami O'Brien, Sarai Walker, Marti Noxon, and Stephen Cornwell — were later asked whether or not there was a change they made for TV that really worked. (No one asked the opposite question, unfortunately.)

    "I would say, just having done it for years, then the biggest one is Carol, just the character Carol," said Gimple. "Taking that backstory that Robert had, but then playing it out, that was a big part of, as far as the transformation... the drift from comic to TV that even when I was just writer/producer was really a big focus of mine. "

    Carol is probably the strongest example of a positive change the show has made. In the comics and the show, she's an abused housewife. After losing her husband and daughter, the show takes the opportunity to transform her character from a frail and uncertain woman to, arguably, one of the most fearless and capable women on the show. She's an skilled warrior who has saved Rick's group and Maggie on separate occasions.

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    In the comic, Carol stays weak and never comes into her own. She desperately tries to latch on different people for relationships — including Rick and Lori at one point. Unable to acclimate to the new world, she winds up taking her own life at the prison, which would have been the TV show's third season.

    Gimple added that he believed the Lizzie and Mika Samuels storyline and the Hunters at Terminus were good changes.

    Lizzie and Mika were an adaptation of two young brothers in the comics. In one of the show's darkest turns, she wound up killing her sister after becoming obsessed with the dead and believing they were still alive. The Hunters were a group of survivors who turned out to be cannibals. They were featured briefly in the comics. Their storyline was greatly expanded on the show.

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    During the Q&A portion, the panelists were also asked to talk about balancing the voice of the original content along with their own and Gimple said he does feel the pressure of making sure he does right by the original work.

    "I personally feel a responsibility," Gimple said of how the comic is adapted. "I wouldn't be doing it unless this person sat down and did all this work that I enjoyed so much. It's, in some ways, from an emotional standpoint, it's easier because you have this amazing material. But there's also this benefit of feeling the pressure of doing right by the person who started it. Robert [Kirkman] is someone I used to go see on panels I used to stand in line to see and then I can say he's become a friend."

    Gimple still has conversations with Kirkman about upcoming items

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    During the nearly-40 minute panel, Gimple also said he talks with Kirkman about the show and the comic and that the creator spoiled something really big for him that, at the time, didn't happen yet.

    "I had really come down on him because he spoiled, he was the worst spoiler in the world," said Gimple of Kirkman. He wouldn't say what the spoiler was, but  "And I've been reading the books for years and years. He's just throwing it out over lunch. We're at the point now where he got me with something and so I can remember how I felt reading the book. [Season nine showrunner] Angela [Kang] and I talk about the way we can elicit those same emotions with an audience." 

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    It's not clear whether or not Gimple was talking about something we may seen pan out next season. Gimple didn't mention what the spoiler was. New showrunner, Angela Kang, gave us a little tease of what fans can expect heading into season nine at the AMC Summit. You can read about that here.

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

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    Movies will often use live bugs on camera instead of CGI to make their story feel more real and to get your skin crawling. But getting these insects to do what you want requires lots an understanding of how they function.  That's where Steven Kutcher comes in. He's an entomologist who has worked with insects on over 100 major projects including "Spider-Man, "Arachnophobia," and "Jurassic Park."  We spoke with Kutcher about how he gets these tiny actors to do what the directors want and how no one gets hurt during the production. Following is a transcript of the video.

    Narrator: Some of the biggest stars in Hollywood are some of the smallest creatures on the planet. Real live insects like spiders, locusts, and butterflies play crucial roles in many memorable blockbuster films. But getting them to perform on camera is no easy task.

    Steven Kutcher: Rosie, lift up your leg. This leg. Come on. Oh see, she did this one. Oh, there she goes. And that's just a little trick of putting a little pressure on her back leg that causes her front leg to come up.

    Narrator: That's Steven Kutcher. He's an entomologist and the go to guy for all things bugs in Hollywood. He's worked with a variety of insects on over 100 films in his career including "Arachnophobia,""Jurassic Park," and "Spider-Man."

    Kutcher: Understanding insect behavior is really the key. It's not training them because you don't have time to train them in the film industry. When you work with insects, you wanna corral the insects. You wanna be able to control them.

    Narrator: He's used a number of different techniques to get the bugs to move in the right direction involving lights, air, and temperature.

    Kutcher: Let's say you're a bug. How can I make you move? Well, I could blow air at you, like 60 miles an hour air. You're going to move. I could light a little fire under you or set you on something that's really hot. You're gonna get up out of your seat and move. I could chill down the room. 

    Narrator: For example, let's take a look at one of the most famous and terrifying spider films of all time, "Arachnophobia."

    Kutcher: The great thing about that film was it was before CGI. So we had to do everything real except for one shot.

    Narrator: He devised a clever yet simple rig to get all the spiders where they needed to be.

    Kutcher: They would say, "We want a spider to crawl into a slipper "from four feet away." So I came up with this idea of invisible vibrating wires. Chance of vibrating wires that you couldn't see, the camera couldn't see. But I could make the spider go directly to the spot I wanted it to go.

    Narrator: Kutcher's first big Hollywood gig was on the "Exorcist II" and it involved working with three thousand live locusts.

    Kutcher: There's a scene where James Earl Jones has to look at a cage of locusts and the locusts were all on the ground. But how do you move hundreds of locusts up on the screen? I said, "Get a light, a studio light that gives off heat "and shining against the side of the cage." And they did and all the locusts moved up onto the cage to be near the heat. Then they took the light away.

    Narrator: In "Jurassic Park," Kutcher was the man responsible for the iconic dead mosquitoes in amber.

    Kutcher: So it's supposed to be a mosquito. First, it's really a crane fly. And I put antenna from another insect on the crane fly. I took a bent insect pin and made it for its mouth part. I created the wings.

    Narrator: And he worked with a live mosquito in the DNA Explainer video.

    Kutcher: So I would chill the mosquito down so that it wouldn't move. And then I would drip honey on it. And then it got tumbled down with the honey.

    Narrator: In the 2002 movie "Spider-Man," there's a scene where Peter Parker first gets bitten. Kutcher was actually above Toby McGuire with a paint brush.

    Kutcher: And what the spider will do is it will crawl along the edge until it reaches this part and then it will hang on. And I would just tap it like this which would cause the spider to web down.

    Narrator: While he says he rarely ever gets bitten or stung, he takes precautions to protect the other human actors. In "Roadhouse 66," Judge Reinhold is driving a car and I had to have a scorpion crawl over his shoulder. So I put a little cap on the scorpion's stinger that looked like the stinger so it wouldn't hurt him.

    Narrator: And there's also a rule on set that no bugs are hurt during production. - In making of a movie, you can't harm a cockroach, or a fly, or a maggot. But if the fly flies to craft service, you can swat it. 

    Narrator: He can get some of his bugs from pet suppliers, but most he goes out and collects himself. And Kutcher's home is also full of bugs, by choice.

    Kutcher: Right now, I have mosquitoes, crane flies, caterpillars in my refrigerator. The world is filled with people who do not like insects which is a great opportunity to teach those people the joys and wonders of all of the arthropods in the world and how you can relate to them. And when you understand how they work, the world is a better place.

    Kutcher: To make the spider go, I just tap her back legs. And this gets her to crawl up. To make her stop, I cover her eyes. She has eight eyes. She's just looking for a dark place.

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    • After canceling "Roseanne" in May, the show will get a spin-off series this fall on ABC.
    • ABC made the announcement Thursday night.
    • Roseanne Barr will not return for the 10-episode series, tentatively called "The Conners."
    • The "Roseanne" revival was originally canceled after Barr compared President Barack Obama's former senior adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape on Twitter.
    • The rest of the original cast will return for the new series along with more cast.

    The Conners are returning to ABC this fall. 

    The network announced Thursday night it's moving forward with a "Roseanne" spin-off without its lead star, Roseanne Barr.

    Tentatively called "The Conners," the 10-episode series will air this fall on ABC.

    According to the press release, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, and Michael Fishman, will reprise their roles. ABC will announce additional cast members at a later date. 

    “The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love. The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago,” ABC said in a statement.

    "We have received a tremendous amount of support from fans of our show, and it’s clear that these characters not only have a place in our hearts, but in the hearts and homes of our audience," said Goodman, Metcalf, Gilbert, Goranson, and Michael Fishman in a joint statement via ABC as well. "We all came back last season because we wanted to tell stories about the challenges facing a working-class family today. We are so happy to have the opportunity to return with the cast and crew to continue to share those stories through love and laughter."

    "Roseanne" was canceled in May after Barr compared President Barack Obama's former senior adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape on Twitter.

    Afterwards, in now-deleted tweets Barr said she asked Disney-ABC TV president Ben Sherwood to keep "Roseanne" on the air and let her "apologize & make amends." She claims she "begged" for her crew's jobs.

    It was uncertain whether or not a spin-off would be able to move forward. As Deadline noted, while production company Carsey-Werner owns "Roseanne," Barr owns the rights to the characters. INSIDER has learned producer Tom Werner and Barr reached an agreement which will allow Werner Entertainment to produce the spin-off.

    "I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne. I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved, and I wish the best for everyone involved," said Barr in a statement to INSIDER.

    According ABC, Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the new series.

    Werner will executive produce the show along with Gilbert.

    "We are grateful to have reached this agreement to keep our team working as we continue to explore stories of the Conner family," Werner said in a statement to INSIDER.

    Here's how ABC is describing the spin-off:

    After a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. This iconic family – Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. – grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America. Through it
    all, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns – with love, humor and
    perseverance, the family prevails.

    That sudden turn of events may involve killing off Roseanne's iconic character.

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    On the season finale of the "Roseanne" revival, Roseanne was getting ready to head off for knee surgery. She expressed her concerns about dying to her husband, Dan. Roseanne was also struggling with an addiction to pain pills.

    "The Conners" will air on Tuesdays this fall at 8 p.m. The same timeslot "Roseanne" had. A premiere date has not been announced.

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    sophie turner meaning of house stark game of thrones tattoo

    • Sophie Turner appeared on CBS's "The Late Late Show With James Corden" on Thursday and discussed her latest "Game of Thrones" tattoo.
    • It was recently revealed that Turner honored House Stark with a tattoo of the direwolf sigil and the quote "The pack survives."
    • The actress explained that the tattoo is not a spoiler related to the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones."
    • "While I was getting it done, people advised me not to, because it looked like I was giving everything away, but I wasn't," she said. "It's just a quote from last season. Everyone figures that the pack really does survive, but it's just a moral that I like to live by."
    • Many fans did think her tattoo was a spoiler for the end of the show.
    • Fans of the HBO series might recognize the quote from the season 7 finale, where Sansa Stark says to Arya: "When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives."
    • The line also appears in George R.R. Martin's "A Game of Thrones," but is spoken by Ned Stark.
    • Watch the video below. 


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