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Sophia Macy is entering "The Twilight Zone." The elder daughter of Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy will appear in an episode of Jordan Peele's anthology series. The 19-year-old Macy will star in an episode titled "Among the Untrodden," according to an announcement on season two casting for the CBS All Access series. Her co-star is another young actress, Abbie Hern, and the streaming service referred to the episode as "introducing" them. No story details or release date were provided. Sophia Macy was at the center of her mother's involvement in the college admissions scandal. "Desperate Housewives" star Huffman was prison for paying $15,000 to have a test proctor correct her daughter's SAT answers. In a letter last fall seeking leniency from the court, Huffman said she engaged in the scheme after her daughter's dreams of going to college and pursuing an acting career were jeopardized by her low math score. Sophia Macy was unaware of her mother's actions and confronted her after it emerged, saying, "Why didn't you believe in me?" Huffman said in her letter. Authorities said Macy got a bump of 400 points from her earlier score on the PSAT, a practice version of the SAT. Prosecutors have not said which colleges her daughter applied to with the fraudulent SAT score. Huffman's husband, who stars in the series "Shameless," was not charged. Huffman and Macy have another daughter, Georgia, who is 17. (Page Six)
Manifest Stars Tease Season 2 "Chaos" Ahead for Stone Family. So, you thought Manifest couldn't fit in any more twists that it already did in season one. Then the season two premiere happened. And they're just getting started. "This season, there are so many unexpected twists and turns," Luna Blaise told E! News at NBC's 2020 Television Critics Association winter press tour day. "The season two premiere last Monday, it doesn't even do this season justice. It's absolutely incredible." "The story just gets deeper, the mystery continues -- it's just great," Blaise added. And if you thought the Death Date was something to be worried about, well, that's just the beginning. "There's a lot to be worried about," Blaise teased. Fans can expect her character Olive may find love this season with a character about to be introduced. "It's a coming of age... it's a season of life lessons and really truly finding out who she is," Blaise added. Series star Josh Dallas said viewers can expect "one hell of a ride" this year. "We get more into the Death Date that's looming over all of the passengers and we're going to find out who the baby daddy is. We're just going to go forward and enter into this chaos that this family finds themselves in," Dallas teased. As for what fans should be worried about, Dallas had a simple answer: "The characters' lives. Are they going to survive? There are enemies new and old that make are making every day a real struggle to survive for this particular group." Manifest airs Mondays, 10 p.m. on NBC. (Eonline)
How Peter Weber and Hannah Brown Ended Their Emotional Bachelor Reunion. Anyone hoping for a big either romantic or dramatic conclusion to the Peter Weber and Hannah Brown saga might be left feeling a little disappointed right now. Monday night's episode of The Bachelor picked up where last week's episode left off, in the middle of the unexpectedly emotional conversation between current Bachelor Peter and reigning Bachelorette Hannah, after Peter had asked if Hannah would think about joining the show, and Hannah had admitted she regretted sending him home when she did. They continued their chat, but nothing was resolved. Peter said he worried that Hannah was just focusing on "what if" and not actually focusing on him, and she said it was a mixture of both things. Both just continued to say they didn't know, even as she climbed into his lap and they stared into each other's eyes, until eventually he just said "I can't do this." Then he said, "You're doing that lip thing," and concerned himself with how many of her dress's sparkles had ended up on his jeans. "This was not supposed to happen this way, so I don't know," Hannah said as they hugged, and continued hugging. "I wanted to kiss her," Peter said in an interview. "It wasn't that long ago I know that we broke up, so I guess this is OK to feel this way..." He didn't know if he had to find someone else to move on, or move on before he could find someone else. He was distraught! Meanwhile, the other women wondered where Peter had gone, and worried about the connection he very clearly still had with Hannah. They were right to be worried of course, because then Peter gathered them up, told them that he wasn't in the right headspace to continue the date, and said he'd see them later for the afterparty. The ladies were pissed, understandably. They're there to date Peter, not root for a beautiful love story with Hannah Brown, and that's what they all told him when they finally got to talk to him. However non-final the end of his convo with Hannah seemed, he told everyone she was in the past, and he was ready to move forward. It's hard to believe him after what we all just watched, but easy to believe he wants it to be true. In the end, it was the girl who chose not to talk about Hannah and instead opened up about growing up in a typical southern town and being biracial who got the rose for that non-date, so congrats to Sydney. Sorry your attempts to line dance without music didn't work, Mykenna. Cool red Corvette girl took a different tactic, saying that yeah, if her ex showed up, she'd be freaked out too. This resulted in a kiss after they compared hair colors, and we sure wish we remembered more than the fact that she showed up on night one in a red Corvette, because she's clearly very cool. Finally, it was time to move on, and over to #ChampagneGate, meaning its truly time for this show to start, with the past in the past, for now. The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)
One Day at a Time Reveals Season 4 Premiere Date at Pop TV After Netflix Canceled Series. The series streamed on Netflix for three seasons before it was canceled in March 2019. Nearly a year after One Day at a Time was canceled, the series is returning! On Monday, Pop TV announced at its panel during the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, California that the show's fourth season will premiere on March 24. "The enthusiastic response from fans since announcing our new season of One Day at a Time has been thrilling," Brad Schwartz, Pop TV's president, said in a statement. "The series is more important than ever with its unmatched ability to tackle topical social issues through the lens of a relatable, loving family. The exceptionally talented team behind and in front of the camera make us proud to have One Day at a Time at home at Pop TV." Filming for the new season begins next week. And while fans are sure to be eager to watch season 4, viewers will have to tune in each week to watch new episodes as the show won't be dropped in singable form. The exciting reveal comes more than a year after Netflix canceled the show in March 2019 shortly after the premiere of the third season, which was immediately met with fan backlash. But just a few months later, Pop TV saved the revival when it picked up the series for a 13-episode fourth season. "Three months ago, I was heartbroken with the news of our beloved One Day At A Time's cancellation. Today, I'm overwhelmed with joy to know the Alvarez family will live on," Normal Lear, executive producer and creator of the original 1975 series, said in a statement. "Thank you to my producing partner, Brent Miller, our incredibly talented show-runners, Mike Royce and Gloria Caldern Kellett, and of course, Sony, for never once giving up on the show, our actors or the possibility that a cable network could finally save a cancelled series that originated on a streaming service. And one last thank you to, Pop, for having the guts to be that first cable network. Even this I get to experience at 96." "How amazing it is to be involved with this brilliant and culturally significant series that deals with important themes one minute while making you laugh the next," Schwartz added. "If Schitt's Creek has taught us anything, it's that love and kindness always wins. Pop is now the home to two of the most critically praised and fan-adored comedies in all of television, bringing even more premium content to basic cable. We couldn't be more-proud to continue telling heartwarming stories of love, inclusion, acceptance and diversity that pull on your emotions while putting a smile on your face." The series centers on Cuban-American family in Los Angeles: single mother Penelope (Justina Machado), her mother Lydia (Rita Moreno), and her two children, Elena (Isabella Gomez) and Alex (Marcel Ruiz). Through the series, audiences saw military veteran Penelope deal with PTSD, anxiety, and depression, all while deftly tending to the lives of her teenage kids, who had their own issues (a gay daughter; a son bullied for being Hispanic; their relationship with their estranged father), and going to school to become advance her career as a medical professional. Season 4 of One Day at a Time premieres Tuesday, March 24 at 9:30 p.m. ET on Pop TV before moving to 9 p.m. ET starting on April 14. (People)
Abby Huntsman Left The View Over "Toxic" Environment and Drama With Meghan: Report. After co-hosting The View since 2018, Abby Huntsman announced on Monday that was departing the ABC daytime talk show. According to CNN, her decision to leave the show comes amid Huntsman's complaints about a "troubled culture" and "recent tensions between her and co-host Meghan McCain." Of her departure from The View, Huntsman said, "This is always such a hard thing to do. And especially this table because this is a really special table. The most iconic show I think on television and the smartest women that I've ever worked with. But today I'm saying goodbye." Her last day will be Friday, Jan. 17. The 33-year-old is exiting the talk show to join her father Jon Huntsman Jr.'s gubernatorial campaign. "After much deliberation over the holidays, I have decided to leave the show to dedicate myself full-time in support of my dad and his campaign for Governor of Utah," she said. Further, according to half a dozen people who spoke to CNN Business also described a "toxic work environment, including a soured relationship between Huntsman and McCain. The dispute with McCain was just one factor in Huntsman's feeling that she should leave." In a note to the show's staff, Huntsman also shared, "You know I think the world of all of you. You're some of the most talented, hard-working and genuine people I've ever worked with. the staff is the engine of the show and you never get enough credit for what you do. I applaud you and thank you for welcoming me to the family on day-one. You always made me look much better than I ever could have on my own. Thank you for believing in me and for all the laughs along the way." Further, people who were witness to and familiar with Huntsman and McCain's strained relationship, told CNN Business that the two "were allies behind the scenes until recently, when there was a dispute between the two women." Apparently, the conflict was over Huntsman's talk about her children on the show because McCain, who wrote an op-ed in The New York Times about her miscarriage, felt that her co-host's "child-centric chats were insensitive." One of the people familiar with the matter said, "Abby was sick of being berated by Meghan for perceived slights. She ultimately decided she didn't need this job and wasn't worth it." According to others, the two women have since made amends in regards to this argument. Huntsman also met with Barbara Fedida, senior vice president of talent at ABC News, last week to inform her of her departure from the show. According to those with knowledge of what happened during that meeting, Huntsman shared her grievances over the toxic work environment at The View. Despite what has happened on and off the air, McCain wished Huntsman "nothing but the best on her next chapter" during Monday's show. She added: "I think leading a gubernatorial campaign is a really good reason to leave the show. We all love you so much." The two hugged at the end of the show. An ABC spokesperson told CNN Business in a statement on Monday, "We have an incredible panel of smart, dynamic women at The View, who bring tremendous passion and a strong point of view to the show every day. They can discuss difficult issues and debate both sides fiercely and then agree to disagree and return to the table for the next hot topic. There has always been a fascination with the behind-the-scenes at the show since the show began, but they do a tough job by going out there every day to share their opinions and beliefs on live TV." (Eonline)