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NBC Finds Its Corny Collins For Hairspray Live!

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Just the other day NBC announced Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein as the first cast members of Hairspray Live!. The peacock network has revealed two more names taking part for their annual live musical production.

First up is Martin Short. The 66-year-old comedian has been tapped to play Wilbur Turnblad, Tracy’s father. The role was played by Christopher Walken in the 2007 feature film. “We are very happy to have the inimitable Martin Short to play Edna’s loving husband, Wilbur,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment.

Find out below who’ll step into James Marsden’s shoes to play Corny Collins for the live event.

find out who after the jump

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For its 2016 live musical event, NBC selected Hairspray. Wise choice if you ask me. Love the stage production and feature film musical. The peacock network has announced its first two cast members.

Fresh off her Broadway debut in The Color Purple, Jennifer Hudson heads over to Baltimore to play Motormouth Maybelle. Queen Latifah memorably played the character in the 2007 film. Inspired casting if you ask me. J-Hud is going to absolutely slay it. Find out which Broadway legend is also joining the project.

find out who after the jump

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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and that’s exactly what NBC is doing.

On the heels of FX’s successful American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, the peacock network has greenlit a Law & Order anthology series based on true crimes. To be fair, Dick Wolf has been ripping from the headlines years before Ryan Murphy’s hit series captured the nation.

Learn below what real-life crime Law & Order: True Crime will tackle for its first installment.

find out which case will be the focus after the jump

Grimm Earns A Sixth Season Renewal

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Portland will continue to be weird for at least another year. NBC announced it renewed Grimm for a sixth season.

“We absolutely love what our producers and cast have accomplished over the past five seasons,” NBC Entertainment Jennifer Salke says in a statement. “They have created a whole new world of creatures and have a truly devoted fan base. We can’t wait to see what comes next.”

The supernatural series has been averaging roughly four million viewers weekly with a 0.9 demo rating. Not too shabby for a veteran show airing on Friday nights. When DVR playback is factored in, it increases by 61 and 90 percent to 6.4 million and 1.7 rating respectively.

Grimm joins previously renewed shows Shades of Blue, The Blacklist, Superstore, Chicago PD, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Blindspot. The fates of Telenovela, You Me and the Apocalypse, Undateable, Heartbeat, The Mysteries of Laura, Crowded and The Carmichael Show are still unknown.

I practically broke up with the show over a year ago, but then one lazy rainy weekend recently, I decided to clear out all the backlogged episodes on my digital recorder. The romance between Nick (David Giuntoli) and Adalind (Claire Cofee) renewed my interest. Love them together. Naturally, this renewal makes me happy. I’m hooked again.

Do you watch Grimm? Glad that Portland’s Scooby Gang will continue to hunt Wesens? Sound off below.

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Aaron Sorkin has found his next television project after wrapping up The Newsroom. He’s taking his hit 1992 film, A Few Good Men, to the small screen.

The 54-year-old producer is staging a live production of the legal drama for NBC. He’s enlisted Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to assist. Very savvy move given that duo has successfully produced several live musicals for the peacock network including The Sound of Music Live and The Wiz Live.

“I am thrilled that Aaron Sorkin is coming back to NBC to adapt and produce a live broadcast of his electrifying play ‘A Few Good Men,’ which seems as timely as ever today,” Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment told Variety. “Aaron is one of the most acclaimed theater, television and film authors of our time, and I am pleaed that the live event business that we pioneered with musicals is now expanding into other genres and attracting artists of his caliber. I look forward to his collaboration with out ‘A-team’ producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, to bring another exciting piece of live drama to a broad audience.”

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I love me some Famke Janssen and been a fan ever since her Bond Girl days. Xenia Onatopp was bad-ass. Naturally, I’m all about this.

The Blacklist is currently airing its third season and still pulling in decent numbers, despite losing it’s plum post-Voice timeslot. With The Blacklist being the network’s No. 2 show after Blindspot, naturally NBC is eyeing a spinoff. Reportedly, Janssen will helm the series the way James Spader does with the flagship.

Find out below how the spinoff will tie-in to its parent show.

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NBC is shaking things up over at The Voice. For the first time in the singing competition’s history, two women will be occupying the red swivel seats. If Christina Aguilera doesn’t break the girl curse this season and eke out a win, at least the ladies have a 50/50 shot next year.

“The musical expertise and energy these two incredibly talented women will bring to the show is remarkable,” said Paul Teledgy, president of NBC’s alternative and late night programming, in a statement. “We’re thrilled that they’ll be joining Adam [Levine] and Blake [Shelton] in what we know will be a magical 11th season.”

Sitting out for Season 11 will be Pharrell Williams, after serving on the panel for four straight seasons, and Christina Aguilera. The latter has lately sat out the following season after returning.

Miley Cyrus makes her Voice debut this week to mentor the singers during the knockout round. Clearly, producers were impressed with her performance. The “We Can’t Stop” singer has been promoted to full-time judge. She’ll sit alongside Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for Season 11. Find out who else has been tapped to share their vast musical knowledge.

find out the other two judges after the jump

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With Sarah Michelle Gellar reprising her role for the Cruel Intentions sequel series, I was hopeful Reese Witherspoon would do that same. At the very least, there was a cameo in the works down the road given that Reese probably couldn’t commit due to her successful film career.

Sadly, it appears that won’t happen. NBC has recast the role of Annette Hargrove, originally played by Witherspoon in the feature film. Her role is described as “a genuine, good Christian woman for whom life has not been easy,” Entertainment Weekly reports. Find out below who’s playing her now.

“The drama follows the beautiful and cunning Kathryn Merteuil (Gellar) as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey (Taylor John Smith), son of her brother, the late Sebastian Valmont, and Annette Hargrove. Upon discovering his late father’s legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is introduced to a world of sex, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined,” According to the Hollywood Reporter.

meet the new ‘diva’ playing her after the jump

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