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Friday, September 7, 2018

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9-1-1 first look: Meet Ryan Guzman's hot new fireman. In the great tradition of onscreen hot firemen (hello Backdraft), let us introduce you to 9-1-1's newest character, Eddie Diaz, played by The Boy Next Door's Ryan Guzman. "Ryan's character comes in the first episode, and there is definitely some tension between him and Buck (Oliver Stark) but it's mostly on Buck's part," says executive producer Tim Minear. "Ryan's character has his own issues: He's a single father with a son with special needs, with cerebral palsy. And he's an Army veteran who's left the Army in order to raise his kid." Explains Minear, "A lot of these guys who have seen active duty transition into becoming first responders. It's the adrenaline and the special skills that they required in theaters of war and so it makes perfect sense. It's the regimen that they like. It's a cousin to the military in some ways." The Fox hit about first responders stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, and series newcomer Jennifer Love Hewitt. 9-1-1's two-night premiere starts Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. ET. (Entertainment Weekly)

American Horror Story: Apocalypse Trailer Has Everything You Could Ever Want, From Creepy Sarah Paulson to Satan. It's the end of the world and now there's a trailer for it. FX released the first American Horror Story: Apocalypse trailer just in time ahead of the September 12 premiere. The network teased the trailer on Tuesday, Sept. 4 with a teaser that rightfully set the Twitter-sphere aflutter. The new season, season eight, which is a crossover between American Horror Story: Murder House and American Horror Story: Coven, picks up after the world as we (and the witches) know it has ended. AHS: Apocalypse features a sprawling ensemble cast, including but not limited to, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Adina Porter, Kathy Bates, Leslie Grossman, Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, Cody Fern, Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Taissa Farmiga, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe and Stevie Nicks. Jessica Lange will return to the franchise for the first time since season four. The trailer features the end of the world and introduces characters played by Grossman, Eichner, Peters, Collins and Lourd. Viewers also get a first look at the mysterious (and sadistic) characters played by Paulson and Bates. And then there are the witches. How are so many of the witches back after the events of AHS: Coven? Good question. We've got some theories. Lange will appear in the season's sixth episode with Paulson directing. She'll play Constance Langdon, the grandmother to the Antichrist, Michael Langdon (Fern). She won an Emmy for her work as Constance in AHS: Murder House. Many of the returning cast members are reprising characters from past seasons, with Paulson playing three characters: Cordelia Goode, Billie Dean Howard and the mysterious Venable. Peters is also playing new characters. Details about the mysterious new figures are being kept under wraps. American Horror Story: Apocalypse premieres Wednesday, Sept. 12 on FX. (Eonline)

What to Expect From Queer Eye Season 3. Ready to cry some more? The Fab 5 are hard at work on the next season of Queer Eye, and while they obviously can't tell us much of anything about the heroes we're going to meet this season, they can promise a few things about what's to come. "Inclusivity and diversity continues to be the focus of our MO, of what we're out there to do," Antoni Porowski told E! News when he and Tan France paid us a visit to promote Excedrin's Life's Most Relatable Headaches campaign. "I think people are going to se a lot of differences in Kansas City, but tehy're going to see maybe more and understand a little more clearly that we are all the same, our struggles are the same, to show up for our families, to be better lovers, friends, parents children, like these are all human experiences. It doesn't matter which coast or which country you're in, it's all something you can relate to." Antoni credits the show's casting for finding such incredible "heroes," especially in the new season three location of Kansas City, Missouri. "I get goosebumps thinking about it. They're taking it to the next level, and I can't wait for the world to see it," he says. The show has become known for the happy tears it brings, though France says he never cries while filming it. "I'm a very emotional person when it comes to jolliness, happiness -- I don't cry very often, and I have yet to cry on this show," he says. Porowski, on the other hand, can't seem to stop himself. "Before the season started, I actually had a conversation with myself where I was like, don't cry as much as you did in the first season, and like, try to make things that are a little more complicated," he says. "But what I ended up telling myself was like, just continue to be vulnerable, let it happen when it happens organically, just be yourself because that's why you're here...so I cry a lot." The first two seasons of Queer Eye are currently streaming on Netflix. (Eonline)

Evan Ross Worries Wife Ashlee Simpson-Ross Will "Lose Her Mind" If He Leaves for Another Job on ASHLEE+EVAN. Happy wife, happy life, right? Evan Ross worries his wife Ashlee Simpson-Ross won't be too pleased with him if he leaves town again for a new gig in the clip from Sunday's series premiere of ASHLEE+EVAN. "You know I'm doing that movie in three months?" Evan asks his friend Jaz. "They want me to do another project that would start in a week from now." While the job comes as a great opportunity for Evan, he's reluctant to tell Ashlee about the big news, no matter how much he wants to pursue the project. "I don't keep things from my wife, but I do wait because I already know exactly what she's gonna do, she's gonna lose her mind if I tell her I'm leaving again," Evan confesses to the camera. "She's not scary, but she's a little bit scary at times." (Eonline)

Designated Survivor has been resuscitated by Netflix. Don't underestimate the draw (and power) of Kiefer Sutherland: Netflix announced Wednesday that it has picked up Designated Survivor -- which ABC canceled in May -- for a third season. The streaming service has ordered 10 episodes of the political thriller, which stars Sutherland as the president of the United States. Neal Baer will take over as the series' latest showrunner. Here's the synopsis Netflix released for the new season: "President Kirkman will face a political reality... campaigning. What does it take to make a leader? What price will he be willing to pay? This season will explore today's world of campaigning, smear tactics, debates, campaign finance, and 'fake news.' Democracy, as we know it, will hang in the balance." Production will begin later this year for a 2019 launch on the streaming service, which will air seasons 1 and 2 starting this fall. "The continuation of the show via Netflix is a win-win for all involved," executive producer Mark Gordon said in a statement. "The story of President Kirkman and those around him has not been fully told, and we look forward to working with our new partner in continuing the show for a global audience." "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to play President Kirkman for season 3 of Designated Survivor with Netflix, eOne, and Neal Baer," Sutherland added in a statement. "I believe this format will allow us to continue to delve deeply into storylines and issues concerning the American electorate that were not previously possible." After going through several showrunners, ABC pink-slipped Designated Survivor before its upfront presentation in May. The drama only averaged 8.1 million viewers last season and a 1.6 in the 18-49 demographic. (Entertainment Weekly)

2018 Emmys: Millie Bobby Brown, Constance Wu, Tina Fey and More Presenters Announced. The stars are lining up for the 2018 Emmys! With less than two weeks to go until the award show, we're learning more about who will be in attendance and celebrate the very best in TV. E! News can exclusively reveal that nominees Kate McKinnon and Millie Bobby Brown will serve as presenters for the live telecast from Los Angeles. In addition, Tina Fey, Kit Harington and Constance Wu will have the honor of presenting inside the Microsoft Theater later this month. So what can fans expect when the show airs on September 17? For starters, Michael Che and Colin Jost will serve as co-hosts where they recently teased their big plans for the evening. "It is kind of fun for us to do something that is not political," Colin previously told Vanity Fair. "The exciting part is to do things about television and that particular awards ceremony and make it, in general, less political than normal. There's a lot to celebrate in television right now. It's a very strong time." As for who could win big, many eyes are on some first-time nominees including Ricky Martin, Penelope Cruz and Issa Rae. John Legend, Sara Bareilles and Jessica Biel could also walk away with their very first Emmy. So, who's going to win? You have to tune in when the 2018 Emmys air Monday, September 17 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. (Eonline)

Ryan Seacrest & Kelly Ripa React to Being Nominated for a 2018 People's Choice Award. The 2018 E! People's Choice Awards nominees are here and Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa have made the cut! Today, E! announced the full list of nominees for its inaugural PCAs show and as celebrities have been learning about their nominations their reactions have been awesome. One of the best reactions has to be from the Live With Kelly and Ryan team of Ripa and Seacrest who found out about their Daytime Talk Show nom from E! News in person. After being told that they could win a trophy at this year's show, which airs live on Sunday, Nov. 11 on E!, the hosts couldn't help but hug and celebrate together. In fact, Ripa told her co-host "You're my choice," upon hearing the news to which Seacrest added, "I pick you." Aren't they just the cutest? Ripa then focused her attention on the fans and their votes saying, "The people have spoken! A vote for us, is a vote for America and Canada." Both Seacrest and Ripa couldn't help but laugh as they held a bottle of champagne and enjoyed the bliss of being nominated for this year's show. Of course in typical Ripa and Seacrest fashion the two continued to hug one another and make a few jokes about what they'd do if they won their category and E! News caught it all on video...thank goodness! Spoiler alert: Her promises include Bonne Bell vending machines in bathrooms and free tampons for all! Oh, and four-day weekends. Seacrest wrapped things up saying, "So, vote for us" and then embraced his co-host one last time and congratulated her. Ripa however got the last word telling her friend and work husband, "You deserve it. You make everything good." Aww. You can now vote for Live With Kelly and Ryan for Daytime Talk Show of 2018 as well as any of your other favorite TV shows, movies, music artists and more on our site. (Eonline)

Siccing lawyers on a potential employer might put off some bosses -- but not the scandal-addicted execs at Bravo, it seems. Sources exclusively tell Page Six that the network is "testing" an unlikely new cast member for "Real Housewives of New York City" -- Barbara Kavovit, a?k?a Barbara K, who took the network to court when it aired a conversation recorded by a hot mike. We're told Kavovit is filming with the rest of the cast as a tryout to become a full-time co-star (as opposed to a so-called "friend of the 'Housewives,'" or part-time cast member). Kavovit tried to get an injunction against the network in May 2017, telling a judge that she was at an event in 2016 with then-cast member Carole Radziwill, and that the pair stepped aside to talk. Kavovit -- who runs a business called DIYva that markets tools to women -- said she believed the conversation to be private, but that it was picked up on Radziwill's mike. When she discovered Bravo planned to air the tte--tte, Kavovit filed an emergency suit with Manhattan Supreme Court seeking to prevent it from airing the episode until it edited out the chat. Sources tell us that Kavovit likely laid into pal Luann de Lesseps in the chat. In court, a text from an unnamed cast member -- likely de Lesseps -- was submitted as evidence, and it read, "I really don't want to see you. You watch the next episode that's on Wednesday and you tell me what you would do." (Apparently, they're back on good terms, because de Lesseps and Kavovit were running around the Hamptons over the summer just before de Lesseps went off the rails again.) A judge quickly tossed the case on First Amendment grounds. Meanwhile, sources said that producers are hoping Kavovit gels -- or, presumably, spectacularly doesn't -- with the other stars. Kavovit would replace Radziwill, who left over the summer. Better get those lawyers on speed dial. (Page Six)

TV Ratings: 'Masterchef,' 'Big Brother,' 'America's Got Talent' All Dip. The night's top two shows each fall a little bit week-to-week among adults 18-49. Wednesday was a slightly down night in the Nielsen ratings, with every original show on the broadcast networks falling a little bit week-to-week. Big Brother led the night in adults 18-49 with a 1.5 rating, off a tenth of a point from the previous Wednesday. America's Got Talent (1.4) was likewise off a tenth, though it was about even in total viewers (9.73 million vs. 9.76 million a week ago) and handily led the night in that measure. NBC's World of Dance is currently at 1.0, also down a tenth vs. a week ago, but there's a decent chance it will adjust up in the finals to match its previous 1.1. Fox's Masterchef (0.9) and The CW's Burden of Truth (0.1) were, yep, also down a tenth of a point apiece. The CW's special Back to School Just for Laughs also drew a 0.1. NBC finished No. 1 in primetime with a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49, beating Fox's 0.9 and CBS' 0.8. ABC averaged 0.6 with a night of reruns, and The CW trailed at 0.1. The Tonight Show led the first hour of late night with a 0.5 demo rating in metered markets. Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Late Show each scored 0.4s. The Late Show (2.4/7) led among households. At 12:35 a.m., Late Night's 0.3 was enough to beat out The Late Late Show and Nightline, both of which averaged 0.2. (Hollywood Reporter)

Jeff Lewis has been known to fire an employee or two on Flipping Out. But the latest shakeup might be the saddest for fans of the Bravo show. PEOPLE has learned that Lewis is no longer working with longtime collaborator and friend Jenni Pulos. According to multiple sources, Pulos parted ways with Jeff Lewis Design -- the house flipper's company -- a few months ago. The emotional moment is said to have been filmed for the upcoming eleventh season of Flipping Out, which premieres September 11. Since then, the two haven't spoken at all. "It's sad," one source says. "They used to be inseparable, but their differences just got too big to overcome." They found fame together so there was always this thought that nothing could tear them apart, but that hasn't been the case," the source adds. "They'll never come back from this. It's over." Reps for Lewis, 48, and Pulos, 45, as well as Bravo did not respond to PEOPLE's request for comment, but tensions between the pair -- who have been friends for over 20 years -- had been mounting for months, a second insider explains. "It was a combination of things," the second source explains. "They both had different priorities pushing them in opposite directions. ... It was only a matter of time before it eventually exploded." Pulos had gone on maternity leave from Jeff Lewis Design after the birth of her second child Georgia Grace, 1, and had returned to find many of the responsibilities of her position redistributed, the source says. While Lewis promoted Pulos to a new position, she felt like she wasn't being given the opportunities to advance that she wanted. "She felt entitled to more than Lewis could give her," the source says. At the same time, Lewis' patience with Pulos had been running thin, the insider explained. "Jenni was Jeff's longest employee," the source says. "He thought of her as his No. 2, but she wasn't invested in the same way he was." While many different things factored in to their feud, there was one blowup that led to the end of their friendship, a third source tells PEOPLE. It was a horrible fight that was uncomfortable for everyone around them to watch," the source says. "There were too many hurt feelings there and they both just unleashed on one another." With Lewis and Pulos at odds, the future of her appearances on additional seasons of Bravo's Flipping Out remains to be seen. Though the show follows Lewis and his employees, Pulos has played an integral role since it debuted in July 2007. Like Lewis, she's also an executive producer on the series. "They'll never film together again," the third insider says. "Jeff has cut people out of his life before who wronged him, and that's where Jenni sits now. This feels like a goodbye, at least for her." (People)

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