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As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread, even the Hollywood community has been affected. From actors to executives, here is a list of confirmed celebrity coronavirus cases.

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  • Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson announced they both tested positive for the coronavirus in Australia while filming their Elvis Presley biopic. The couple isolated themselves and are keeping their spirits up, sharing their experience on Instagram.

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  • Former Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko posted on Instagram Sunday that she was self-quarantining after testing positive for the coronavirus. She appeared in “Quantum of Solace” opposite Daniel Craig in 2008 and in the sci-fi movie “Oblivion.”

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  • Idris Elba posted a video on Twitter Monday saying that he tested positive for the coronavirus. The British actor said he is asymptomatic and encourages people to stay pragmatic.

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  • Lucian Grainge, longtime chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, tested positive for the coronavirus and has been hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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  • Kristofer Hivju posted on Instagram Monday that he tested positive for the coronavirus. The “Game of Thrones” alum is set to star on season 2 of Netflix’s “The Witcher.” 

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  • Rachel Matthews, the voice of Honeymaren in “Frozen II” and an actress known for “Looking for Alaska” and “Happy Death Day 2 You,” said in a series of posts on her Instagram story (via Page Six) that she tested positive for the coronavirus. Matthews described her symptoms over the course of a week in her posts and added that she found tests for the virus “INSANELY hard to come by.” 

     

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  • Kevin Durant, a two-time NBA Finals MVP and currently a player for the Brooklyn Nets, was one of four players who tested positive for the coronavirus, according to The Athletic. “Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this,” he told The Athletic.

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  • Actor Daniel Dae Kim announced on Instagram Thursday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. “For all those out there, especially teenagers and millennials who think this is not serious, please know that it is,” the former “Lost” and “Hawaii Five-0” star pleaded. He has since recovered from the virus.

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  • Prince Albert of Monaco is the first known head of state to contract the coronavirus.

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  • Sean Payton told ESPN he tested positive for the coronavirus. He is the first confirmed case in the NFL

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  • Colton Underwood, former star of “The Bachelor,” revealed in a Twitter video that despite being 28-years-old and healthy, he still tested positive for the coronavirus.  

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  • Andy Cohen, host of “Watch What Happens Live” on Bravo, announced he tested positive on March 20.

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  • Actress Debi Mazar (“Goodfellas,” “Younger”) announced on March 21 that she had tested positive for COVID-19. “Today my lungs are heavy, but I’m tough,” she wrote. “I can breath, and I’m going to heal here, in my own home! My family is under quarantine for 14 days.”

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  • Opera legend Placido Domingo announced on March 22 that he tested positive for COVID-19. “Together we can fight this virus and stop the current worldwide crisis, so we can hopefully return to our normal daily lives very soon,” he wrote on Facebook.

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  • “Les Miserables” actor Aaron Tveit announced he tested positive for the virus in a lengthy Instagram post. “I consider myself extremely lucky that my symptoms have been very mild,” he wrote.

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  • Sen. Rand Paul became the first U.S. senator to test positive for the virus Sunday.

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  • Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the virus in prison, according to a report from the Niagara Gazette.

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  • “Game of Thrones” actress Indira Varma revealed she was sick with the virus last week.

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  • Daytime Emmy Award winner Greg Rikaart (“The Young and the Restless”) announced on Instagram that he tested positive for the coronavirus. “Nice try coronavirus, but I have another 4-5 decades worth of experiences to have with these guys,” he wrote, referring to his husband and son.

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  • Playwright Terrence McNally died of coronavirus-related complications on March 24.

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  • Houston rapper Slim Thug said in an Instagram video posted on March 24 that he tested positive for coronavirus.

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  • Prince Charles, the first in line to the British throne, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus but remains in “good health,” his office announced on Wednesday.

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  • Jackson Browne, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, also announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is recuperating in his Los Angeles home.

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  • In a memo to staff Thursday, NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell revealed he had tested positive for the coronavirus and “improving every day.”

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  • Chef Floyd Cardoz died of coronavirus complications on March 25. He won the third season of “Top Chef Masters” and appeared in numerous other cooking programs. He was 59.

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  • Mark Blum, who starred in “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “You,” died of coronavirus complications on March 26. He was 69.

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  • ESPN NBA analyst and reporter Doris Burke revealed Friday she tested positive for the coronavirus, and that it took eight days for her to get her results. Fortunately, she has been symptom-free.

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  • Chuck Billy, frontman for the thrash-metal band Testament, told Rolling Stone, “I had an achy body, headaches, coughing, tight chest, I lost my sense of smell and taste — the whole thing.” A few days later, he and his wife Tiffany learned they had the coronavirus.

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  • Houston rapper Scarface revealed in a livestream with Geto Boys’ bandmate Willie D. that he tested positive for COVID-19 after having symptoms that began with the lack of taste and smell.

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  • Adam Schlesinger, the songwriter best known for his work with the rock band Fountains of Wayne and the TV show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” has been hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms. Sadly, the 52-year-old rocker died on April 1.

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  • Chris Cuomo announced on March 31 he tested positive for the coronavirus. The anchor has been hosting the show from his basement.

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  • Tennis commentator Patrick McEnroe announced March 31 he tested positive for the coronavirus. The brother of John McEnroe says he quarantined himself in his basement and is “feeling fine.”

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  • Eddie Large, one-half of the comedy duo Little and Large, contracting coronavirus while hospitalized for heart failure. Sadly, he died on April 2 at age 78.

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  • Jim Edmonds, MLB player turned “Real Housewives of Orange County” star, said he tested positive for both pneumonia and the coronavirus but is “completely symptom-free” now.

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  • Actress Ali Wentworth, who is married to ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, revealed on Instagram she tested positive for the coronavirus and “has never been sicker.” She is quarantined from her family.

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  • Tony-award winning actor Brian Stokes Mitchell tweeted he tested positive for the coronavirus and was self-isolating. He added he was feeling better and “over the hump.” 

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  • “Love Song” singer and Broadway star of the musical “Waitress” Sara Bareilles revealed she had tested positive for the virus and is already feeling better, she said in an Instagram story Friday.

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  • Christopher Cross, the singer-songwriter best known for “Sailing,” announced he tested positive for cornonavirus in a lengthy Instagram post. “Although I am fortunate enough to be cared for at home, this is possibly the worst illness I’ve ever had,” he wrote.

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  • The pop singer Pink revealed on Twitter that she tested positive for coronavirus but said that after two weeks of self-isolating, she then tested negative for COVID-19 and had recovered. Pink then agreed to donate $1 million split among two different crisis relief funds.

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  • The singer and songwriter Marianne Faithfull, who came to fame as part of the 1960s British Invasion with her single “As Tears Go By,” was hospitalized in London after testing positive for the coronavirus, her reps told Rolling Stone. “She is stable and responding to treatment. We all wish her well and a full and speedy recovery,” the reps said in the statement. 

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  • Duran Duran singer John Taylor announced on Facebook that he had tested positive for coronavirus — and fully recovered. “I want to let you know that it isn’t always a killer, and we can and will beat this thing,” he wrote.

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  • Tom Hanks, Idris Elba and Prince Charles have all come down with COVID-19

    As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread, even the Hollywood community has been affected. From actors to executives, here is a list of confirmed celebrity coronavirus cases.

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    Jesse Tyler Ferguson on 'Modern Family' End, More 'Extreme Makeover'

    “Now that I don’t have anywhere to go, I’ve been able to sit down and watch the show in real-time,” the actor-turned-host tells TheWrap

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    Jesse Tyler Ferguson has two big finales coming up just a few days apart from each other. First up, the season finale of his first TV hosting gig, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” airs Sunday on HGTV. Then next Wednesday, “Modern Family” will conclude it’s 11-season run with a two-hour farewell on ABC.

    That would be a big week for any actor under even normal circumstances, but in the current era of social distancing and self-isolation, everything has taken on a different feeling.

    “I think it’s going to be really emotional to watch it on television next week,” Ferguson said in an interview with TheWrap. “Now that I don’t have anywhere to go, I’ve been able to sit down and watch the show in real-time — which I haven’t been able to do before — so I think it’ll be interesting to watch it while all of our fans are watching it for the first time.”

    The huge success of “Modern Family” launched Ferguson’s career to a new level, opening doors to a breadth of new opportunities. But now that the show that defined his life for the last decade is preparing for its final bow, the actor is looking ahead to new experiences — more home makeovers included.

    “I never saw myself as a television host, but the message of ‘Extreme Makeover’ is so important to me and it feels so right,” Ferguson said. “First and foremost, I will always be an actor …[but] I hope to be someone who gives back the rest of my life, as well. And to have a platform like this show to do that in a really big, extreme way has been really meaningful to me.”

    “So I would love do keep doing it for as long as people want to watch,” he said.

    Read TheWrap’s full interview with Ferguson below.

    Now that the first season of “Extreme Makeover” is coming to an end, what are some of your biggest takeaways when you look back on the experience?

    This was a really different thing for me to do. I’m an actor, not a television host, so it was really my first time stepping into a role like that. And it was also the first time that I’d stepped into a show that I’d been a fan of. It was a very surreal experience to be taking over the job that Ty Pennington did so brilliantly for the, what, nine, 10 seasons that the show had been on the air. And I was also filming it at the exact same time that I was starting the last season of “Modern Family.” It was sort of a miracle that we worked it out schedule-wise. It was a really exhausting few months, because I would basically be with “Extreme Makeover” every day I wasn’t doing “Modern Family.” So it was the busiest I’ve ever been and the most out-of-my-comfort-zone that I’ve ever been. But to balance all that, it was doing a show that was bringing so much hope and restoring things that families needed. It did so much good for the 10 families that we got to encounter, and it just made all that work worth it, really. It was a really grueling two months, but every time we revealed a home to a family, it just made it all worth it.

    Did you find that you had a favorite part of the process?

    Nothing will ever beat saying “Move that bus” and seeing the family’s reaction to seeing their new home for the first time, and I had a front-row seat to that. So that really is the best. But also, I’m realizing that — you know, I’ve been on television on a pretty popular TV show for the past 11 years. But before that I was pretty anonymous. I would meet strangers and talk to people. I lived in New York and loved riding the subway. I realized that I missed getting to know new people. I think something that happens when you’re on a show and you become quote-unquote famous, you kind of put up a guard around people sometimes. It’s harder to let people in because sometimes you’re wondering what their reason is for wanting to get to know you. Like, is it because they’re a fan or do they want something from you? I missed that piece of me that was just being myself around strangers. And this show gave that back to me. I was able to meet people and really get to know them and find out what was going on in their families and what their struggles are. I got to sit down and talk to these people for hours. I became really close with all of these families, and I really treasure the moments that I had with them. Now I follow them all on social media and I keep in touch and it’s like they’ve become friends of mine. It’s a reminder to me that I don’t always have to worry about all the things that I’ve been worried about for the past 11 years. The majority of people are good people. Obviously, there are some bad apples in the bunch, but I think for the most part, humanity really is good.

    What can you tell us about this Sunday’s finale?

    I think for a lot of people that sense of community feels really unfamiliar in this day and age. Were you surprised by how many people were willing to turn out for their neighbors?

    Yeah, absolutely. It reminds me that it’s free to give back many times, especially when you’re volunteering like that. It costs you nothing and it can be so impactful. In this day and age when we’re all so, you know, wrapped up in social media and have our heads in our phones, it’s really nice to look up and connect with mankind again. And this show, for me, does that. There are these people who come out and volunteer their time and help build a home. Sometimes they don’t even know the family; they might just be neighbors who’ve heard about the story and they want to give back because they’ve been inspired by what these families do. So it really is the best of mankind coming together and it is really powerful. It’s something that you can easily forget about, and I think for a lot of us it’s a really foreign thing. I hope that for people who watch the show, it inspires them. Not necessarily to build a stranger a house, but to be different, to be a little more generous with one another. That’s absolutely free and it’s so easy to do.

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    You have these two finales coming up — “Extreme Makeover” and “Modern Family” — in a time when you can’t really celebrate them in the same way you might’ve otherwise. How are you feeling about that?

    It’s so surreal to have these two shows ending literally days apart from one another. “Extreme Makeover,” I’ve done 10 episodes of, and “Modern Family,” I’ve done 250 episodes over 11 years. So there’s a lot of very different backstory and a lot of very different feelings attached to both of those. But I’m so grateful that we were able to finish “Modern Family” the way we wanted to before all of this happened. My heart hurts for shows that aren’t able to do that. It’s also something for the fans. I would’ve been devastated if we wouldn’t have been able to finish “Modern Family” and it just ended sort of ambiguously. We had a really nice last few weeks together as a cast and we had a really wonderful wrap party, and I’m just really grateful that we got to have that closure. I think it’s going to be really emotional to watch it on television next week. Now that I don’t have anywhere to go, I’ve been able to sit down and watch the show in real-time, which I haven’t been able to do before. So I think it’ll be interesting to watch it while all of our fans are watching it for the first time.

    What has that interaction with fans been like so far, having them watch these episodes that you filmed so many months ago?

    I know how it ends, I know what’s coming up, but it’s really lovely to watch people see it for the first time. A lot of people reach out on social media just saying how much they’re going to miss the show, how much they’ve enjoyed watching. And a lot of people have grown up watching the show. There are children who are 16, 17, 18 years old now who say they grew up watching the show. It’s like “Friends” was for me. And that’s crazy for me to think about. I’ve been in rooms with Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc, and Courteney Cox did an episode of “Modern Family,” and I could not believe that I was sitting across of Monica Geller. And to think that our show has that same impact on people that “Friends” or “Will & Grace” or “The Cosby Show” had for me, that’s really pretty mind-boggling.

    Looking forward, is hosting something you’d want to do more of? The original “Extreme Makeover” ran for a pretty long time. Is that something you’d want for this show?

    I never saw myself as a television host, but the message of “Extreme Makeover” is so important to me and it feels so right. It just feels very on-brand, for lack of a better word. I would absolutely love to continue to help families in this way. You know, it was a really profound experience. It was probably the hardest job I’ve ever had to do, because, you know, we’re building a house and I’m in there getting my hands dirty. The conditions were really complicated and sometimes it was really hot. It was challenging, but it was all worth it in the long run. First and foremost, I will always be an actor. I want to be seen as someone who creates characters, that’s what brings me the most joy. I love being on stage and I loved being part of “Modern Family” for 11 years, so that will always take priority for me. But I do hope to be a humanitarian. I hope to be someone who gives back the rest of my life, as well. And to have a platform like this show to do that in a really big, extreme way has been really meaningful to me. So I would love do keep doing it for as long as people want to watch.

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    The season finale of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” airs Sunday on HGTV. “Modern Family” completes its 11-season run Wednesday, April 8 at 9 p.m. on ABC.

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    TV Ratings: Good Doctor Ends Season on High Note, Roswell NM Goes Low

    In the latest TV ratings, ABC’s The Good Doctor sewed up Season 3 with 7.6 million total viewers  and a 1.1 demo rating, rising to season highs despite having a markedly weaker lead-in this Monday. (A random Celebrity Family Feud rerun opened the night with 5.4 mil/0.9, followed by an ABC News special’s 4.9 mil/0.8).

    TVLine readers gave The Good Doctor’s finale an average grade of “B,” while the season earned an “A-.” (Read post mortem, actor exit interview and get Season 4 casting news.)

    Elsewhere….

    CBS | Capping a night of sitcom reruns, James Corden’s “at home” special did just 3.3 mil/0.5.

    NBC | The Voice (9.7 mil/1.7, read recap) was steady week-to-week, dominating the night in both measures with Idol riding the pine. Leading out of that, the penultimate Manifest (4.3 mil/0.7, read post mortem) added a few eyeballs while steady in the demo

    FOX | Both 9-1-1 (7 mil/1.3, read recap) and Prodigal Son (3.6 mil/0.7, read post mortem) dipped in the demo.

    THE CW | With a Whose Line new/rerun combo replacing Supernatural, Roswell NM (614K/0.1, read post mortem) dropped 25 and 50 percent to mark series  lows.

    The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our daily-ish ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increases in delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms. These Live+Same Day numbers instead are used to illustrate any trends or high/low superlatives. Happy Fun Ball may stick to certain types of skin.

    Want scoop on any of the above shows? Email [email protected] and your question may be answered via Matt’s Inside Line.

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    Friday Ratings: ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Knocks Out Competition With Chuck Norris Appearance

    There are only a couple of episodes left of crime drama Hawaii Five-0 before it paddles into the sunset. But it’s not going quietly.

    Last night’s episode was highlighted by a guest shot from everyone’s favorite internet meme, Chuck Norris. The episode was originally scheduled to air with the show’s finale on April 3, but was bumped up because of the NCAA men’s basketball cancellation. The new time slot worked, as the episode soared to an 0.9 and had, by far, the night’s largest total audience.

    The Hawaii Five-0 effect also boosted the fortunes of lead-in MacGyver, which aired a new episode and scored a solid 0.8. Rounding out the eye network’s night was a rerun of Blue Bloods.

    At ABC, Shark Tank also scored a solid 0.9, but with a lower total audience than Hawaii Five-0 or any of the CBS lineup. Its solid numbers boosted the trailing 20/20 to an 0.7.

    Fox saw its WWE Friday Night SmackDown come in at an 0.7. The broadcast once again arrived from the Performance Center, taking some of the juice out of the evening. The show marked the return of Bray Wyatt’s Firefly Funhouse, a warmup before the start of WrestleMania 36 battle against John Cena.

    The CW had Charmed score an 0.2, with a new episode of Dynasty at an 0.1

    NBC saw The Blacklist with an 0.6, which the network claims is “extremely close” to rounding up to an 0.7 The network newsmag Dateline also came in at an 0.6, losing the night to its ABC arch-rival 20/20

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    A Million Little Things EP Talks Finale's Adoption Heartbreak, Bittersweet Airport Scene, (Maybe?) Tragic Ending

    If you were looking to A Million Little Things‘ Season 2 finale to provide a much-needed lift from all of the worries the world has heaped on your doorstep in the past few weeks… well, catharsis is good, too, right?

    The season-ender doled out three distinct flavors of heartbreak. Rome and Regina’s adoption fell through at the absolute last minute, with Eve deciding soon after the baby’s birth that she — and not the Howards — should raise her son. Maggie finally admitted to Gary that she was still in love with him and asked him to accompany her to Oxford, but he decided to stick around Boston and try to make a go of things with Darcy.

    And after becoming aware of some new evidence regarding Alex’s death, Eddie headed straight to a bar and ordered a drink. But then he had a last-minute change of heart and decided to leave, calling Katherine and telling her that he loved her and wanted to renew their vows that evening, just the two of them. As he crossed the street to return to his car, he was mowed down by another vehicle.

    Read on as TVLine grills showrunner DJ Nash about whether the Friends of Jon will be down a member — and much more! — if the ABC drama returns for a potential Season 3.

    IS EDDIE… DEAD-IE? | “I’m not prepared to tell you what’s going on there,” Nash says. (See what series star David Giuntoli had to say about his future at the show.) “I will say to you that Katherine and Theo’s life will never be the same,” he adds, pointing out that Eddie’s decision not to break his sobriety “was based on the fact that he doesn’t exist just for himself” and that the fallout from that moment is “obviously the big thrust and big push of Season 3.” Plus, Nash points out, “Ron Livingston’s character, Jon, dies in the cold open of the series premiere” yet has been an integral part of the show ever since.

    ARE GARY AND MAGGIE DONE FOR GOOD? | Though Gary initially responds with anger to Maggie’s declaration of love, he eventually races to the airport to tell her he loves her — as a good friend — before she leaves for her fellowship at Oxford. When Gary mentions that he can’t lose another friend, “It really speaks to what this group of friends has been through after Jon,” Nash says. “What he’s saying is, ‘Look, we’ve been through a ton of stuff together, but I love you, and I couldn’t have you get on that plane and leave for a year and not know that I love you.’” Note to the ‘Garcy’ fans out there: Gary ends the episode at the home of his new girlfriend, who earlier in the hour asks him to really think about what he wants.

    WILL ROME AND REGINA BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH THEIR LOSS? | Rome and Regina have barely had time to hold their newborn son and to name him — they choose Jon, naturally — when the baby’s biological mother, Eve, decides that she can’t go through with the adoption. “In essence, what Regina and Rome are going through is like the death of a baby,” Nash says. “The loss of a child has the potential to threaten a marriage more than I think anything else could… I don’t know how you overcome that. Because when you see each other, you can’t help but think: ‘We used to be three.’ Even though they were three for just a minute, that was the plan.” Near the end of the hour, Regina lashes out at her husband for making her want a child when that had never been her plan. “Her comment of ‘You made me want this’ is very unfiltered,” the EP adds, “and both completely legitimate and completely unfair at the same time.”

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    Grey's Anatomy Recap: Sexual Healing — Plus, WTH! Is [Spoiler] Dying?

    Warning: The following contains spoilers for Thursday’s Grey’s Anatomy. If you’d like to watch first, reader later, scrub out now.

    And you thought medical conventions were boring! When Thursday’s Grey’s Anatomy sent a handful of its finest to L.A. to support Richard as he presented his PATH pen at a surgical-innovation conference, Maggie fell into bed (and quite possibly love) with a sexy former resident, Teddy attempted to make amends for being the other woman in a long-ago lesbian love triangle, and Richard… Oh, Richard. In the span of an hour, he took us from thinking he was getting back together with Catherine to totally falling apart. Read on, and we’ll review all of the big twists of “Love of My Life.”

    ‘COME HERE AND KISS ME, CLEOPATRA’ | As the episode began, an excited but exhausted Richard arrived at the hotel and heard from Maggie (probably more for our benefit than his) how sorry Meredith was that she couldn’t be there for his speech; her babysitter had gotten sick (isn’t that what residents are for?). Next to arrive was Cormac, who immediately flashed back to a previous entrance, upon which he’d first seen his beautiful wife. (Of note: Cormac bald > Cormac with hair.) After Richard retired to his room to work on his speech, Catherine shocked him — and, frankly, us — by showing up on his doorstep. “I’m here to stop the foolishness,” she said before launching into an apology. For his part, he offered that there was nothing between him and Gemma, though, uh, she had kissed him. “We can fix this,” Catherine said. And it looked like she was right. They even, as Jackson had predicted, laughed about her buying Pac-North, a terrible investment, she noted. The board thought her doing so was a sign of early dementia! Once they agreed that they’d had the most expensive fight since Antony and Cleopatra, they reunited horizontally.

    ‘FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT I CAN REMEMBER, NO ONE IN A 50-MILE RADIUS DEPENDS ON MY BREASTS FOR SURVIVAL’ | At heart-valve happy hour with Teddy, Maggie imagined that the conference was like summer camp… or the Olympic village. You mean professional by day, crazy hookups by night? Teddy asked. Innocent Maggie didn’t realize that was what the Olympic village was like. But she warmed to the concept when she glimpsed one of her former residents from Tufts, a total smokeshow named Winston. Three times he’d attended that conference, and he’d never seen her there. “What are you, stalking me?” she joked. “Not stalking,” he replied, “seeking.” Turned out, he’d had a crush on her since his first day at Tufts, but she’d been his chief, so he couldn’t ask her out. (Ha — as if that would stop anyone at Grey Sloan!) Then she’d moved to Seattle right before he became an attending, so he never got a chance to ask her out. Now, obviously, he wasn’t going to let it pass him by. Next thing we knew, they were making love in his hotel room. (Jackson who?) Afterwards, they did a quick getting-to-know-you round, bonded over losing their moms, and admitted that they’d never fallen so hard for anyone in one night.

    ‘DON’T BE STRONG, BE A MESS’ | Over drinks with Teddy, Cormac shared that he hated conferences and had only come because Bailey had asked him to represent peds. Didn’t seem like a good idea for the new guy to say no. While his companion talked to a sales rep, he drifted off, reminiscing about his first interactions with his then-future wife Abigail, a starving mixed-media artist making a quick $500 at a past conference by giving out pens… that she didn’t realize were from a company that made erectile-dysfunction medication. Charmed, he took all of her pens off her hands. From there, we fast-forwarded to Abigail getting a hysterectomy at 33. When she worried about bleeding out and dying, he reassured that, if she did, he and the boys would move on. “Don’t get me wrong,” he added, “it’ll be a tough coupla days.” From there, we flashed-forward a few more years and found Mrs. Hayes dying of cancer and giving Cormac instructions on how to handle it with their sons. “Let them know it’s OK to fall apart,” she told him as he did just that. As she went on with her dire to-do list, she made a point of saying that he could and should fall in love again. He didn’t want to — which, she noted, was exactly why he needed to hear her say it. Back in the present, Cormac railed against the sales rep, whose “magic” device had made him a widower. “You’re lucky,” Hayes concluded, “I haven’t put that pen through your throat.”

    ‘THE LAST THING I EXPECTED WAS FOR THE TWO OF YOU TO GET TOGETHER’ | Left alone at the bar, Teddy ran into Claire, a doctor she’d worked with in New York who had left after 9/11 claimed the life of her significant other, the woman after whom Allison is named. (Hey, that’s Sherri Saum!) After a brief catch-up, we flashed back to the three of them cohabiting in New York. When Claire was called away to the hospital, we discovered that Allison was also involved with Teddy. In the present, Claire was surprised to learn that Teddy had named her daughter after… “My best friend,” Teddy said. But it was OK, Claire insisted. Twenty years later, Teddy could admit that she’d had a love affair with Allison. In the past, Teddy and Allison, as you’d hope, felt guilty about sneaking around and lying to Claire. “I love her,” Allison said. “But I love you more.” A lot more, it seemed. “It tore me up,” Teddy told Claire in the present. Uh-huh, but not enough to stop. In fact, as the Twin Towers fell around Allison, she’d tried to call Teddy, not Claire. Phone records… that was how she had found out. Ow to the nth. (For more on this twist, click here to read Kim Raver’s take on the revelation.)

    ‘IS IT GONNA BE WEIRD IF I MEET THIS MAN ON WHAT AMOUNTS TO OUR FIRST DATE?’ | As the hour rounded the corner and headed toward the finish line, a random remark from Catherine prompted Richard to have an idea for a medical breakthrough, Maggie marveled that she didn’t know it was possible to like someone so much when she knew so little about him, and Teddy approached Claire to apologize. Teddy hadn’t really believed that it was possible for Allison, or anyone, to love two people at the same time. “But now” — thanks to Tom and Owen — “I do.” Lucky for Teddy, Claire could never stay mad at anybody for loving Allison. She was, after all, Sherri Saum Allison. Just before Richard’s presentation began, Winston asked Maggie to move back to Boston. Or he’d move to Seattle, either way. When she said that she needed time to make a decision — also spreadsheets — he understood. “Get a focus group together,” he joked. “I just don’t think I’m gonna feel any differently about this in a few hours or a few months. But you do you.”

    When at last Richard went on, he announced that, with Catherine’s help, he’d figured out how to cure cancer. Come again? Oh no. Something was very wrong with Richard. Projected on screen wasn’t medical data but what looked like a child’s doodles, a smiley face, even. “Dear Lord, he’s drunk,” Catherine whispered to Jackson, watching in Seattle. (Wait, Seattle?!?) Oh, man. This was hard to watch. When eventually Maggie intervened, he didn’t even know who she was. And, thanks to cutaways, we learned that he’d imagined his whole reunion with Catherine. (Damn it.) Maggie feared that Richard was having a stroke, but as the episode concluded, neither she nor we were sure what was wrong with her father.

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    Stumptown Finale: How [Spoiler]'s Arrival Would Play Into Season 2

    ABC’s Stumptown just left us on the mother of all cliffhangers, setting its fans up to be wildly disappointed if the rookie drama is not renewed for Season 2.

    Almost immediately after Dex got to the bottom of Benny’s death — long story short: Sue Lynn’s son was going to whistleblow his squad for siphoning hundreds of thousands of dollars from the U.S. military, so they planted the IED that killed him back in 2007 — the private eye was confronted by another ghost from her past: her mother!

    The seeds for the big reveal were planted earlier in the episode, when an eavesdropping Tookie heard Ansel on the phone with a woman he believed to be Ansel’s girlfriend Lila. (“Please come back,” Ansel pleaded. “I miss you.”) But as we’d soon learn, the person on the other line was actually the parent who abandoned him all those years ago.

    In the very final scene, an excited Ansel opened the front door to reveal Mom, whose appearance stunned Dex. It was then that the episode cut to black, before the audience got a peek at Mama Parios.

    Below, Stumptown co-creator Jason Richman expands on the return of Dex and Ansel’s mom, their still-M.I.A. dad, and what’s next for Grey and Hoffman — should the series continue.

    TVLINE | Let’s start at the end. Was it always the plan to bring Mom back?
    Yeah, it was sort of the big, core mystery, that Dex doesn’t know what happened. She came back from her time in Afghanistan and found her brother in a home and her parents missing, so she’s carried this resentment about it for a long time. There were things we were playing with throughout this entire season, sort of seeding this angst that Dex has about it. It felt like it was such a compelling journey that it would take a lot of time to tell that story, and so we decided to hold it [and] it just kind of lined up perfectly. It gives [us] this deep-rooted, compelling storyline [for] Season 2.

    TVLINE | Why just Mom? Why not Mom and Dad?
    In the story that we’re going to tell in Season 2, Mom leads to Dad in a way that’s kind of circuitous… We needed Mom to show up first.

    TVLINE | We’ve never really seen Dex get upset with Ansel. Will she be upset with him for surprising her with this?
    That’s a really interesting question. Ansel is the one relationship in this [show] that grounds Dex. It allows us to take her to some very far-flung, damaged places because of the honorable dynamic she has with her brother. She can be angry with him, but ultimately, I think she has to understand that he wants answers.

    TVLINE | The finale put an end to the mystery surrounding Benny’s death, and Dex and Sue Lynn finally get some much-needed closure. Was it important to you to bring that storyline to a close, and not keep viewers guessing?
    Yeah, it was… [Dex] was a character who was lost, and then she starts dabbling in this line of work that is maybe the only thing in the world that she is suited to do, which is to be a private eye. And I just thought it would be amazing if, at the end of the first season, she finds a truth… that she never would’ve found otherwise, because of her work, and that’s how it comes to her. I thought that was a really important thing to say about the meaningfulness of the work itself. And so that’s what she gets at the end of the season. She doesn’t get “healed.” She doesn’t get “fixed.” PTSD is not something that just goes away. But what she gets is an answer, at least, and it’s a baby step towards the healing process that will be the eternal journey of this character.

    TVLINE | Now that she has that answer, will she be less reluctant to seek help for her PTSD?
    I think it’s always more interesting when a character never really heals themselves, you know? They change. And so I think we can expect a change in the way that she deals with it. We have a great storyline that we’ve [discussed] about her going to the V.A. to talk to a therapist, and at least initiating that, so I think we’ll follow her on that journey.

    TVLINE | Let’s talk about Grey and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad couple of days he’s just endured. First his father flakes, then he comes back, then he flakes again and we find out that he’s in debt to some bad people. And if that’s not enough for Grey to deal with, he goes and gets shot in the arm while trying to help Dex! Haven’t you put the poor guy through enough already?
    [Laughs] No, are you kidding? The drama has only just begun for Grey! Grey, as a character, has in some ways always been running from this past that he thought he was destined to [repeat], which is to turn out like his dad… This “sins of the father” idea, that he has to get his father out of a jam, felt like fertile ground for a story that can give him some answers, and I really like the familial aspect of it.

    TVLINE | Hoffman also goes through an identity crisis of his own. Talk to me a bit about his decision to turn in his badge.
    We [revealed] earlier in the series a friend of his that he had felt some responsibility in having gotten killed by forcing [him] into being a C.I. He’s [also] had this sort of push-and-pull dynamic with Dex this whole time… At the end of this story, he felt torn in the worst kind of way. It was all building to this idea that Dex would come to him for help like she always does, but he would be in this compromised position where any move he made would be the right move, but also the wrong move; he was in this catch-22. And so going forward, it really puts him in a position where he’s sort of lost. He doesn’t know where his allegiances lie… He’s completely off-kilter, and that’s going to allow us to play around with his trajectory heading into Season 2.

    TVLINE | The penultimate Season 1 episode set up a potential romance between Hoffman and Lee. But can Lee be forgiven for going to Cosgrove behind Hoffman’s back?
    Like all real people, they have to get beyond their emotional feelings, and ultimately get back to some rational understanding about what happened. And Hoffman himself was struggling with this problem, this information that he had [about Benny’s murder], so how can he really blame [Lee] for making a different choice with the same crippling problem that he had? She told the truth, she made a choice, and he couldn’t. He’ll have to forgive her. They have a great dynamic, and I think, like all relationships, they’re predicated on more than just one hard turn.

    TVLINE | Lastly, what have you had in terms of renewal prospects? And how confident are you that the show is coming back?
    The show just has so much story left to tell. It feels in some ways like we’re really just getting started… but just as a creative person in general, you always try to stay in the middle and prepare yourself for any outcome. But I’m hopeful. It’s been such a thrilling experience, and when the show is cooking on all cylinders, there’s nothing more fun in this world to be doing… I think that everybody is very proud of the show.

    What did you think of the Stumptown finale (and Season 1 overall)? And what are your hopes for a potential Season 2? Weigh in via the following polls, then put your casting hats on and tell us who you’d bring in to play Dex and Ansel’s mom.

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    Friday Ratings: Strong Showings For NBC’s ‘The Blacklist’ And ABC’s ’20/20′ Highlight The Night

    Primetime ratings continue to soar, as a locked down country turns to the tube to get some relief from the outside world’s pressures.

    ABC’s Shark Tank and its two-hour 20/20 provided a strong one-two punch for the Alphabet network, with 20/20 soaring to an 0.8, helping ABC to an overall network victory in preliminary Friday night ratings. 20/20 was Friday’s No. 1 newsmagazine, leading Dateline by double digits in all key demos, and hitting its largest overall audience and best Adults 25-54 performance in a year.

    At NBC, The Blacklist’s first broadcast in 14 weeks was a huge hit, coming in with an 0.8 rating in 18-49 and drawing 5.4 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET. That’s 60 percent above its prior episode in 18-49 and its most-watched telecast since May 2018. Dateline benefited from that strong lead-in, coming in at an 0.7, albeit below its 20/20 competition.

    Fox’s perennial champion WWE Friday Night Smackdown also came in with an 0.8, as its formula featured the debut of ex-Patriot Rob Gronkowski and a tag match between Heavy Machinery and SmackDown tag team champions The Miz and John Morrison.

    The CBS crime drama lineup featured reruns of MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods. The CW also was straight reruns of Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Whose Line Is It Anyway?

     

     

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    Spring TV 2020: Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows (Photos)

    Here’s when 127 broadcast, cable and streaming series debut and come back


    Spring gets sprung Thursday and with the changing of the seasons comes the changing of many channels as a slew of shows are about to premiere. In honor of the months that bring showers and flowers, TheWrap has rounded up the start dates for not just the new and returning shows on Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS and The CW, but also the ones for the eagerly-anticipated series hitting cable channels and streaming services this spring. Click through our gallery to find out when your favorite spring shows will be back and when your (possible) new favorites will debut.Also Read: 11 Major Questions We Have After the ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Premiere

    Series:  “The Letter for the King”  Net: Netflix   Premiere Date:  Friday, March 20  Time: N/A

    Series:  “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker”  Net: Netflix   Premiere Date:  Friday, March 20  Time: N/A

    Series:  “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta”  Net: TLC   Premiere Date:  Saturday, March 21  Time: 8 p.m.

    Series:  “Dark Side of the Ring”  Net: Vice  Premiere Date:  Tuesday, March 24   Time: 9 p.m.

    Series:  “One Day at a Time”  Net: Pop TV   Premiere Date:  Tuesday, March 24  Time: 9:30 p.m.

    Series:  “Council of Dads”  Net: NBC  Premiere Date:  Tuesday, March 24   Time: 10 p.m.

    Series:  “Unorthodox”  Net: Netflix  Premiere Date:  Thursday, March 26   Time: N/A

    Series:  “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”  Net: E!  Premiere Date:  Thursday, March 26   Time: 8 p.m.

    Series:  “Tacoma FD”  Net: truTV  Premiere Date:  Thursday, March 26   Time: 10 p.m. 

    Series:  “Making the Cut”  Net: Amazon Prime Video  Premiere Date:  Friday, March 27   Time: N/A

    Series:  “Ozark”  Net: Netflix  Premiere Date:  Friday, March 27   Time: N/A

    Series:  “Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj”  Net: Netflix  Premiere Date:  Sunday, March 29  Time: N/A

    Series:  “Call the Midwife”  Net: PBS  Premiere Date:  Sunday, March 29  Time: 8 p.m.

    Series:  “Vice”  Net: Showtime  Premiere Date:  Sunday, March 29  Time: 8 p.m.

    Series:  “The Challenge”  Net: MTV  Premiere Date:  Wednesday, April 1  Time: 8 p.m.

    Series:  “Bering Sea Gold”  Net: Discovery Premiere Date:  Wednesday, April 1  Time: 9 p.m.

    Series:  “Man With a Plan”  Net: CBS  Premiere Date:  Thursday, April 2  Time: 8:30 p.m.

    Series:  “Real Housewives of New York City”  Net: Bravo  Premiere Date:  Thursday, April 2  Time: 9 p.m.

    Series:  “Siren”  Net: Freeform  Premiere Date:  Thursday, April 2  Time: 9 p.m.

    Series:  “Broke”  Net: CBS  Premiere Date:  Thursday, April 2  Time: 9:30 p.m.

    Series:  “Home Before Dark”  Net: Apple TV+  Premiere Date:  Friday, April 3  Time: N/A

    Series:  “Future Man”  Net: Hulu  Premiere Date:  Friday, April 3  Time: N/A

    Series:  “Tales From the Loop”  Net: Amazon Prime Video  Premiere Date:  Friday, April 3  Time: N/A

    Series:  “Harley Quinn”  Net: DC Universe Premiere Date:  Friday, April 3  Time: N/A

    Series:  “Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children”   Net: HBO   Premiere Date: Sunday, April 5   Time: 8 p.m.

    Series:  51 Quibi series (See the full list of launch titles here)  Net: Quibi  Premiere Date:  Monday, April 6  Time: N/A

    Series:  “The Last O.G.”  Net: TBS   Premiere Date:  Tuesday, April 7    Time: 10:30 p.m. 

    Series:  “The Good Fight”  Net: CBS All Access   Premiere Date:  Thursday, April 9    Time: N/A

    Series:  “Total Bellas”  Net: E!   Premiere Date:  Thursday, April 9    Time: 10 p.m.

    Series:  “Brews Brothers”  Net: Netflix   Premiere Date:  Friday, April 10    Time: N/A

    Series:  “Belgravia”  Net: Epix  Premiere Date:  Sunday, April 12    Time: 9 p.m.

    Series:  “Insecure”  Net: HBO  Premiere Date:  Sunday, April 12    Time: 10 p.m.

    Series:  “The Walking Dead: World Beyond”  Net: AMC  Premiere Date:  Sunday, April 12    Time: 10 p.m.

    Series:  “Run”  Net: HBO  Premiere Date:  Sunday, April 12    Time: 10:35 p.m.

    Series:  “Paradise Lost”  Net: Spectrum Originals Premiere Date: Monday, April 13    Time: N/A

    Series:  “The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart”  Net: ABC   Premiere Date: Monday, April 13    Time: 8 p.m.

    Series:  “The Baker and the Beauty”  Net: ABC   Premiere Date: Monday, April 13    Time: 10 p.m.

    Series:  “Songland”  Net: NBC   Premiere Date: Monday, April 13    Time: 10 p.m.

    Series:  “Mrs. America”  Net: FX on Hulu   Premiere Date: Wednesday, April 15    Time: N/A

    Series:  “What We Do in the Shadows ” Net: FX   Premiere Date: Wednesday, April 15    Time: 10 p.m.

    Series:  “Bosch”  Net: Amazon Prime Video   Premiere Date: Friday, April 17    Time: N/A

    Series:  “Home”  Net: Apple TV+   Premiere Date: Friday, April 17    Time: N/A

    Series:  “The Midnight Gospel”  Net: Netflix   Premiere Date: Monday, April 20    Time: N/A

    Series:  “Mental Samurai”  Net: Fox   Premiere Date: Wednesday, April 22    Time: 9 p.m.

    Series:  “We’re Here”  Net: HBO   Premiere Date: Thursday, April 23   Time: 9 p.m.

    Series:  “After Life”  Net: Netflix   Premiere Date: Friday, April 24   Time: N/A

    Series:  “Defending Jacob”  Net: Apple TV+   Premiere Date: Friday, April 24   Time: N/A

    Series:  “Vida”   Net: Starz   Premiere Date: Sunday, April 26    Time: 9 p.m.

    Series:  “Killing Eve”   Net: BBC America/AMC  Premiere Date: Sunday, April 26    Time: 10 p.m.

    Series:  “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels”   Net: Showtime  Premiere Date: Sunday, April 26    Time: 10 p.m.

    Series:  “I Know This Much Is True”   Net: HBO  Premiere Date: Monday, April 27    Time: 9 p.m.

    Series:  “Hollywood”   Net: Netflix  Premiere Date: Friday, May 1    Time: N/A

    Series:  “Trying”   Net: Apple TV+  Premiere Date: Friday, May 1    Time: N/A

    Series:  “Upload”   Net: Amazon Prime Video  Premiere Date: Friday, May 1    Time: N/A

    Series:  “Betty”   Net: HBO  Premiere Date: Friday, May 1    Time: 11 p.m.

    Series:  “Billions”   Net: Showtime  Premiere Date: Sunday, May 3    Time: 9 p.m.

    Series:  “Archer”   Net: FXX  Premiere Date: Wednesday, May 6    Time: 10 p.m.

    Series:  “The Eddy”   Net: Netflix   Premiere Date: Friday, May 8    Time: N/A

    Series:  “Solar Opposites”   Net: Hulu   Premiere Date: Friday, May 8    Time: N/A

    Series:  “The Undoing”   Net: HBO   Premiere Date: Sunday, May 10   Time: 9 p.m.

    Series:  “Stargirl”   Net: DC Universe   Premiere Date: Monday, May 11   Time: N/A

    Series:  “The Third Day”   Net: HBO  Premiere Date: Monday, May 11   Time: 10 p.m.

    Series:  “The Great”   Net: Hulu  Premiere Date: Friday, May 15   Time: N/A

    Series:  “She-Ra and the Princess of Power”   Net: Netflix   Premiere Date: Friday, May 15   Time: N/A

    Series:  “Hightown”   Net: Starz   Premiere Date: Sunday, May 17   Time: 8 p.m.

    Series:  “The Bachelorette”   Net: ABC   Premiere Date: Monday, May 18   Time: 8 p.m.

    Series:  “The 100”   Net: The CW   Premiere Date: Wednesday, May 20    Time: 8 p.m.

    Series:  “Love Island”  Net: CBS   Premiere Date: Thursday, May 21    Time: 8 p.m.

    Series:  “Genius: Aretha”   Net: Nat Geo   Premiere Date: Monday, May 25    Time: 9 p.m.

    Series:  “Quiz”   Net: AMC   Premiere Date: Monday, May 25    Time: 9 p.m.

    Series:  “In the Dark”   Net: The CW   Premiere Date: Thursday, May 28    Time: 9 p.m.

    Series:  “Central Park”   Net: Apple TV+   Premiere Date: Friday, May 29    Time: N/A

    Series:  “Ramy”   Net: Hulu   Premiere Date: Friday, May 29    Time: N/A

    Series:  “Snowpiercer”   Net: TNT   Premiere Date: Sunday, May 31    Time: 9 p.m.

    Series:  “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars”   Net: Showtime   Premiere Date: Friday, June 5    Time: N/A

    Series:  “Taste the Nation With Padma Lakshmi”   Net: Hulu   Premiere Date: Friday, June 19   Time: N/A
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    New Good Doctor Finale Promo Teases Third Potential Casualty: 'It's Too Late'

    Good luck narrowing down who might die in The Good Doctor‘s Season 3 finale. ABC on Monday released an extended look for the highly anticipated two-parter, which teases a third potential casualty.

    In the promo for Part 1 (airing Monday, March 23 at 10/9c on ABC), Shaun and his fellow MDs find themselves in the midst of a natural disaster. An earthquake hits California, and no one is safe from harm’s way. Lim informs the on-site staff that St. Bonaventure is on mass casualty incident protocol, and the HURT team has been assigned to a nearby brewery, which collapsed during a charity event. “Melendez and Glassman went to that,” Claire says. (Gulp!)

    In a subsequent scene, Glassman, who appears to have escaped the wreckage, tells Shaun that Lea was also inside the brewery at the time of the earthquake. We then watch as Shaun enters the unstable building — which looks to be one aftershock away from total collapse — and attempts to find the woman he loves.

    The Good Doctor Finale

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    Last but not least is this chilling exchange between Park and Lim:  “How bad is it?” Park asks. “It’s too late,” Lim replies.

    ABC has also released two dozens photos from Part 1, as well as an official (and rather vague) synopsis for Part 2, titled “I Love You” (and airing on Monday, March 30):

    In the second episode of the two-part finale, our doctors work against time and their own personal safety to save the lives of those around them.

    Press PLAY on the video above, then hit the comments with your best guess as to who loses their life in The Good Doctor finale.

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