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Netflix's Dead to Me Renewed for Season 2 with Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini. Netflix's popular dark comedy, Dead to Me, isn't dead just yet. The gripping show -- which stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini as the two central female characters -- was just renewed for a second season. Creator Liz Feldman, formerly of One Big Happy and 2 Broke Girls, will return as showrunner and executive producer, while Applegate and Cardellini will return as Jen and Judy, unexpected friends who get taken down a dark path. The first season follows Jen (Applegate) as she struggles to cope with the unexpected hit-and-run death of her husband. She meets and befriends Judy (Cardellini) at a support group, and they soon become inseparable. But as their relationship progresses, Judy's secrets began to plunge the duo into some dark places, with the season ending on a major cliffhanger. Feldman previously teased a second season in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, revealing that the two friends' relationship would become even more complicated. "It will be about the further exploration of this friendship, and relationship, and now very complicated dynamic, or even more complicated dynamic between these two women," Feldman previously told EW. "What I wanted to do was create a situation where they're forced together, and they need each other now in some ways more than they did at the beginning of season 1." In the same interview, she also discussed casting Applegate and Cardellini as her central duo, explaining that she already knew Applegate and casting her for the role was sort of a "no-brainer," and when she met the latter actress she decided to "roll the dice." "When I sat down with Linda to meet her for the first time, I was so taken by how she's just got such great warmth and she's just so naturally funny. I just thought like, 'Oh, there's a softness and a vulnerability there that would be so great, not just for Judy, but to play in contrast to Christina's Jen,'" the producer explained to EW. "So we kind of rolled the dice. Sometimes you roll the dice and it turns up lucky sevens." Dead to Me, a CBS Television Studios show produced for Netflix, ended with predominantly positive reviews from critics for its first season, receiving an 87 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.2 out of 10 stars on IMDb. A premiere date for season 2 has not yet been released. (People)

Candace Cameron Bure unsure how Lori Loughlin's absence will be addressed on 'Fuller House.' Candace Cameron Bure admits she has no idea how "Fuller House" will handle Lori Loughlin's departure. The 54-year-old actress was reportedly cut from the Netflix "Full House" spinoff after her alleged involvement with the college admissions scam was revealed in March. "It hasn't been discussed," Cameron Bure, 43, admitted to Entertainment Tonight about Aunt Becky's fate. "I have absolutely no answer for it and Netflix has not even spoken about it." The upcoming fifth season of the series will be its last, which made Cameron Bure get teary on the set. "I've been a big cry baby the whole week -- like every day," she confessed of her first week of filming Season 5. "We've had such an amazing run on 'Fuller House' and I work with my best friends every day, so knowing this our last season is quite bittersweet. We're so happy that we get to do a whole other season, but knowing it's our last, we're savoring every moment of it. It's emotionally really hard because I love what I do and I love the people I work with." Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 to admissions scam mastermind William "Rick" Singer to get their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella recruited onto the USC crew team despite neither girl ever being a rower. The couple pleaded not guilty and were hit with additional charges of conspiracy and money laundering; if convicted, they each face up to 40 years behind bars. Cameron Bure previously hinted that she's been supportive of her former co-star amid the scandal. At the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in March, Andrea Barber, who stars as Cameron Bure's best friend Kimmy Gibler on "Fuller House," told the crowd, "You have been laughing alongside our family for four seasons and this family has a lot of heart." Bure added, "And where there's a lot of heart, there's a lot of love. And a loving family sticks together no matter what. They stick together through the hard times, they support each other, they encourage one another, they pray for each other and they stand by their side no matter how tough it gets." (PageSix)

MTV Is Rebooting Punk'd and Singled Out, But There's a Catch. MTV has no shortage of iconic TV shows in its past, and now it's preparing many of them for a new generation. After the revival of The Real World comes the return of Punk'd and Singled Out, but like the Facebook factor involved with The Real World (the new season is on Facebook Watch), there's a catch with the return of these two reality shows. Singled Out and Punk'd will return as reimaginations on Quibi, a mobile-first streaming platform. Each revived show will have 20 new episodes under 10 minutes long. "This deal builds on MTV's strategy of reinventing our iconic shows to reach new audiences on pioneering new platforms like Quibi," Chris McCarthy, president of MTV, said in a statement. "We are excited to be working with Jeffrey, Doug and the Quibi team to reinvent Punk'd and Singled Out for a new generation of fans." "For the generation who grew up watching Punk'd and Singled Out on MTV, this represents a long overdue reboot of two well-loved shows. It's also an opportunity to bring these enduring and classic MTV franchises to a brand-new audience on our exciting new platform," Quibi's Doug Herzog said in a statement. The original Punk'd was co-created by Ashton Kutcher and targeted celebrities with elaborate pranks. The first iteration of Singled Out featured hosts Chris Hardwick and Jenny McCarthy and featured a bevy of singles competing to date one main contestant. The new version will feature contestants across the sexual preference spectrum. MTV previously announced it was working on new versions of Daria and Made, but also not necessarily for the network. (Eonline)

Blac Chyna is keeping things real on her new show, even if that means kicking her mother's ass on camera ... or vice versa. Sources tell TMZ ... BC's reality series, "The Real Blac Chyna" is 100% unscripted, meaning producers decided to simply follow her around and shoot everything as it happens. That includes some wild footage in a teaser trailer that shows Chyna and her ma, Tokyo Toni, coming to blows at home. Toni and Chyna have a legendarily toxic relationship -- which, of course, makes for great TV -- and they didn't disappoint. Our sources say the physical altercation you see in the trailer broke out when Toni started yelling at Chyna to get her ass into therapy. You can tell mom knows how to push Chyna's buttons, and it wasn't until the women seriously went after each other -- Chyna grabbed a bottle -- that production staff broke it up. Unlike other reality shows that use loose scripts and outlines to manufacture drama, we're told Chyna's producers are shooting unfiltered and largely uncut. Whatever the cameras catch is what you'll see. This ain't the only blowout Chyna and Toni get into either -- our sources say they face off a number of times while recording daily for several weeks. BTW, we're told the crew was rolling when BC's Harvard debacle went down in April. There's certainly no shortage of content for the Zeus Network -- a streaming platform -- as Chyna's had no lack of real-life drama since she shooting began -- including the altercation with her former hairdresser ... who claimed Chyna pulled a knife on her, despite a lack of evidence to prove that. Unclear if that incident was shot. What we do know, though -- SPOILER ALERT!!! -- is whatever bad blood might've existed between Chyna and her mom on the show ... it appears to have been resolved at this point. (TMZ)

It's Official: Jade Cline Joins MTV's Teen Mom 2 Cast. There's a new Teen Mom on the block. MTV confirmed one of the worst kept reality TV secrets: Jade Cline is now part of the Teen Mom 2 cast. Jade joins Kailyn Lowry, Chelsea Houska, Leah Messer and Briana DeJesus on the reality show. MTV confirmed the news during the Teen Mom 2 reunion episode. Jade was previously a cast member on MTV's spinoff, Teen Mom: Young + Pregnant. She has a 1-year-old daughter, Khloie, with Sean Austin. Jade and Sean split in February. Jade was added to the show to fill the spot left by original cast member Jenelle Evans. Jenelle, who was in front of cameras since the show started in 2011, was let go from the show in April 2019 following reports that her husband, David Eason, allegedly shot and killed her dog. MTV previously severed its relationship with David. "MTV ended its relationship with David Eason over a year ago in February 2018 and has not filmed any new episodes of Teen Mom 2 with him since," an MTV spokesperson said in a statement. "Additionally, we have stopped filming with Jenelle Eason as of April 6, 2019 and have no plans to cover her story in the upcoming season." At the end of Monday's reunion special, Jade joined Kailyn and Lindsie Chrisley for an episode of their podcast Coffee Convos, alongside fellow guests and Teen Mom stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra. Jade admitted she was excited but a little nervous to join the show. "I'm at school, and I'm like out on break, and they're like hey, we have someone that we want you to meet. And I was like, I'm gonna poop, I'm scared," she said. A producer then asked if she'd like to be on Teen Mom 2, and Jade was a little shocked. "The show's been on so long that I can't believe they would want me on a show that's been on for like 10 years with these same people for so long," she said, though the producers assured her that they really wanted her to be on the show. Jade opened up a bit about both of her parents having been arrested for drugs and got emotional as she explained that her biological father committed suicide when she was six months old, and she no longer recognizes her mother as the woman who raised her. "They were filming me and I sat on the phone and I broke down in the car and I was like, I just want my mommy back. I want my mommy," she said. Suffice it to say, Jade's story is going to be an emotional one. A spinoff of 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom 2 (and Teen Mom) follows the lives of young mothers. Chelsea, Kailyn and Leah have all been with the reality show from the start. Briana joined in season eight. (Eonline)

Catherine O'Hara stole Moira's wigs from 'Schitt's Creek' set. The Rose family is officially packing up their bags and leaving "Schitt's Creek." According to Variety, during an FYC event for the series held in Los Angeles on Friday, the show's cast admitted that they took a couple of props home from the set of the Canadian Screen Award-winning sitcom after wrapping the sixth and final season. Catherine O'Hara admitted to snagging some of her character Moira's signature wigs and fabulous outfits. "I have a rack full of clothes that I'm hoping to take, but I have to find out how much I'm going to owe," she joked. "I don't get all of it for free, but it's so tempting. I have such a beautiful wardrobe." Dan Levy confessed to stealing Rose Apothecary's first receipt as a memento, which his character David's boyfriend Patrick (Noah Reid) gives him as a gift on their first date in the third season. Annie Murphy took her character Alexis' Elmdale College diploma from Season 4, which thanks to an unfortunately placed typo states that she majored in "Marketing and Pubic Relations." And Eugene Levy brought home a couple of family portraits that hung on the walls of the Rosebud Motel, explaining, "They hold more value because they were the very first things we did on the show, were taking those family stills -- even before we started shooting." (PageSix)

Jeopardy! Champ James Holzhauer Ends Winning Streak. All good things come to an end, which was the case for James Holzhauer on Jeopardy! Monday night. After 32 wins and $2,462,216 in prize money, the professional sports gambler lost on Monday to Emma Boettcher, just $60,000 short of Ken Jennings' record. "Emma dominated her warmup games that day, and I knew she would make an extremely tough challenger," Holzhauer said in a statement. "I was still incredibly impressed by her courage on that 'True Daily Double.' I'm proud that it took a top-level player at her absolute best to eliminated me." Holzhauer held on for so long due to his strategy of betting big on the higher valued clues, and he will return to Jeopardy! in season 36 for the Tournament of Champions. Holzhauer is now the second most winning Jeopardy! contestant of all time, behind Jennings, who won 74 games in a row and accumulated $2,520,700 in prize money. "I never really believed I could win 75 shows, but I definitely thought I had a great shot at Ken's cash winnings record," Holzhauer said. The new champion Emma Boettcher is a user experience librarian from Chicago, and she won the episode with $46,801 to Holzhauer's $24,799. Holzhauer's loss was spoiled earlier in the day by leaked footage, and then The New York Times confirmed it with an interview with James. "Nobody likes to lose," he said in the interview. "But I'm very proud of how I did, and I really exceeded my own expectations for the show. So I don't feel bad about it." (Eonline)

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