A returning sitcom will be dealing with the challenges of COVID-19, a This Is Us star is heading to Netflix, and Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo opens up about her long tenure on the ABC drama… Here’s all the entertainment news and gossip you missed over the last week from Hollywood.
Entertainment News – Chadwick Boseman Dies
The star of Black Panther, who got his start on All My Children, passed away from colon cancer at the age of 42. His family revealed the news late Friday. Find out what they had to say about him here.
COVID and The Conners
A popular sitcom family, long known for reflecting reality, will be tackling life in the coronavirus world. Yep, it’s ABC’s The Conners. Expect the blue-collar clan to deal with quarantining together as well as facing an array of other COVID-19 challenges. Check out what’s on the horizon for the masked cast and its characters.
NBC Star Heading to Netflix
Talk about busy. Justin Hartley, who plays Kevin Pearson on This Is Us, is gearing up for a brand new gig. The actor has signed on to executive produce and star in a Netflix film based on the New York Times bestselling novel, The Noel Diary, by author Richard Paul Evans. Soap Hub has all the details about the project.
Manifest Flight Plan
Manifest fans prepare for takeoff. The sci-fi drama is gearing up for its third season return, and showrunner Jeff Rake shared a video revealing some surprises in store for viewers — like a long-lost character suddenly reappearing and a new love interest for Michaela’s (Melissa Roxburgh) hunky ex, Jared (J.R. Ramirez). You can find out what else to expect here.
Ready to Vote?
The cast of the defunct NBC drama The West Wing were gathered together by the show’s creator Aaron Sorkin for a very important cause. They’re determined to raise awareness for When We All Vote, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization aimed at increasing participation in every election in America. Check out what the actors had to say.
Ellen Pompeo chatted about all things Meredith Grey on Bless This Mess star’s Dax Shepard’s podcast Armchair Expert. The actress, who’s been the heart and soul of Grey’s Anatomy since it debuted way back in 2005, discussed why she’s stayed with the popular medical drama for all of its 15 years and a whole lot more.
Dennis Quaid, the actor, knew he “had to act quick,” when he learned that Dennis Quaid, the cat, was in peril. Got that? Find out how it’s all led to an unscripted series that will document Quaid adopting his furry little namesake from a Lynchburg, Virginia animal shelter.