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Did Chuck Lorre and CBS have a falling out? It’s a little odd that his next comedy isn’t airing on the eye network. After all, CBS and Lorre have a long successful history with Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, The Big Bang Theory and Mom. I’m thinking his new show’s premise, rather than behind-the-scenes friction, is probably why CBS shied away.

Netflix has greenlit Disjointed, starring Oscar winner Kathy Bates. The half-hour multi-camera comedy will be set at a marijuana workplace. Reportedly, it secured a straight-to-series order for 20 half-hour episodes. Continue below to read the show’s official description.

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In real life, Lance Bass found his Prince Charming in Michael Turchin. The 37-year-old singer is now helping others do the same. He’s hosting a new gay dating show airing on Logo this fall. Finding Prince Charming will be a Bachelor-like reality show, but with horny homos vying for the leading man. It’s about friggin’ time.

“Logo has a long history of showcasing LGBTQ-focused stories with memorable characters that transcend pop culture. Finding Prince Charming will take viewers on a whirlwind journey through modern love and relationships in a way that only Logo can do.” – Pamela Post, SVP of Original Programming for Logo

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When VH1 resurrects America’s Next Top Model, it’s going to look a little different. While Tyra Banks remains as one of the executive producers, the 42-year-old supermodel is handing over the hosting reins to someone else.

There were early reports that the likes of Kendall Jenner, GiGi Hadid and Chrissy Teigen were in the running, but it appears Banks has chosen a non-model to become the new face of the long-running modeling reality series.

UK singer Rita Ora will host the 23rd cycle of ANTM. Several international versions of Top Model have also picked musicians over models to host. Banks shared a convo she had with the newly-minted host with Entertainment Tonight

Watch the video below to learn the advice Tyra shared with Rita and what other surprises she has in store for ANTM.

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Ariana Grande Joins NBC’s Hairspray Live!

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NBC just added a very “Dangerous Woman” to its annual live musical production.

Ariana Grande is the latest big name to participate in Hairspray Live! She joins previously announced cast members Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein, Martin Short, Derek Hough and newcomer Maddie Baillio.

I AM NOWWW A CHECKERBOARD CHICK,” tweeted Grande. The 23-year-old songbird will play Penny, who was played by Amanda Bynes in the 2007 musical film. No disrespect to Bynes, but Ariana is absolutely going to slay it on December 7. Her vocals are far superior. Don’t you agree? Weigh in below.

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Vanessa Lachey in real life isn’t a first wife. That honor goes to Jessica Simpson who married Nick Lachey first. However, for TV Land, the 35-year-old actress will portray one. She just signed on as the third and final lead on the network’s new series, The First Wives Club.

The network’s adaptation will more or less follow the film but with some minor changes. The three women will still reunite at their college friend’s funeral, but instead of their friend committing suicide, she’ll die from a freak accident. Also, New York City will be swapped out for San Francisco.

Lachey joins previously announced Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) and Megan Hilty (Smash) in the small-screen adaptation. Learn about Vanessa’s role below.

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Taylor Lautner Joins Scream Queens For Season 2

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Guess we now know that Ryan Murphy is Team Jacob. The prolific producer has snatched up Taylor Lautner for the second season of Scream Queens. If I know Murphy, expect Taylor to appear in a shower scene. That’s definitely Ryan’s go-to when it comes to filming hot young studs.

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Lynda Carter Lassos Supergirl Season 2 Role

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It’s official! Lynda Carter is set to appear in the second season of Supergirl. The news is hardly surprising given that executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg previously expressed trying to snag the 64-year-old actress for the show’s first season. It appears all their wooing finally paid off.

Sadly, Carter who’s famous for playing Wonder Woman, won’t be playing the Amazonian warrior princess. Instead, she’ll play a different role. Find out who below.

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Kristin Chenoweth Joins NBC’s Hairspray Live!

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NBC just snagged a Tony award-winning actress for its annual musical production. And she’s a good witch to boot. Kristin Chenoweth is the latest star to join Hairspray Live!

The 47-year-old Wicked actress joins previously announced cast members Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad, Martin Short as Wilmer, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, and Derek Hough as Corny Collins. Newcomer Maddie Baillio beat out over 1,000 hopefuls to play Tracy Turnblad. Find out below which role Chenoweth is playing. If you watched the feature film musical, you probably have a good idea who.

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