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TV News Roundup: Bryan Cranston’s ‘Dangerous Book for Boys’ Sets Amazon Premiere Date

In today’s roundup, Amazon released a premiere date and trailer for new original series “The Dangerous Book for Boys,” and Bill Gates will make a guest appearance on “The Big Bang Theory.”

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Amazon will premiere all six episodes of Prime Original “The Dangerous Book for Boys” on Prime Video on March 30. The family series is executive produced by Bryan Cranston, Greg Mottola, James Degus, and Michael Glouberman. The show, inspired by a book of the same name, follows a family as they find a handbook a father left for his sons after his passing. Watch the trailer below.

Netflix announced Tuesday the second season of “Santa Clarita Diet” will be available to stream starting March 23. The series stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. Joel McHale will guest star in the horror comedy this season.

“Million Dollar Listing” star Ryan Serhant leads new Bravo docu-series “Sell It Like Serhant” premiering April 11 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt
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Delayed Viewing Ratings: ‘This Is Us’-Post Super Bowl Episode Rises to 33.4 Million Viewers

Delayed Viewing Ratings: ‘This Is Us’-Post Super Bowl Episode Rises to 33.4 Million Viewers
This Is Us” rose to 33.43 million viewers in the Nielsen Live+7 ratings for week 19 of the 2017-2018 broadcast season, which began on Jan. 29.

The episode, which aired immediately after Super Bowl Lii, gained 6.45 million viewers in seven days of playback for a 24 percent gain. The episode, easily the show’s highest-rated over two seasons, rose from a 9.3 in rating in adults 18-49 to an 11.6 for a gain of 25 percent. The news comes a week after the series posted the biggest Live+7 gains in NBC’s history.

The Big Bang Theory” ran a distant second to “This Is Us” for the week, gaining 59 percent in the key demo to grow to a 4.6 and 33 percent in total viewers to capture 19.58 million. Fox’s freshman hit “9-1-1” rounded out the top three, growing 94 percent in the key demo and 70 percent in total viewers.

Read the top 25 shows in both the key demo and total viewers for week 19 below.

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Og Nerd Bill Gates to Cameo as Himself on ‘The Big Bang Theory’

Og Nerd Bill Gates to Cameo as Himself on ‘The Big Bang Theory’
Try to keep your cool, nerds. Bill Gates is set to cameo on an upcoming episode of “The Big Bang Theory” as — wait for it — Bill Gates. The founder of Microsoft, king of the internet and hero to all geeks everywhere, will appear in a March episode of the CBS sitcom, the network announced Tuesday. Gates will pop in as a guest of Penny’s (Kaley Cuoco) at work, and the boys will do anything it takes to get near their leader. Other A-listers who have played themselves on the hit CBS series include Carrie Fisher, Bill Nye, Stephen Hawking,...
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The Big Bang Theory Casts Bill Gates!!!

The Big Bang Theory is a show about some of the smartest people in the world, so it makes sense that it would want to cast some big guest stars who have astronomical Iq numbers.

The latest addition to the cast is Bill Gates, and he will play himself in one episode of the CBS comedy series that will hit the air in March.

But what causes his path to cross with the characters?

According to various reports, the Microsoft co-founder will show up at a function at Penny's work, and her brainy friends will go to extreme lengths to try and get an invite to the event.

Related: The Big Bang Theory Spoilers: Who's Getting Engaged?

Will everyone find a way to meet the genius, or will some of the key characters be left out in the cold?

The series has become well-known for casting some of the biggest names in the world.
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Bill Gates To Guest Star On ‘The Big Bang Theory’ — But Remember When He Punched Sheldon In The Face?!

Bill Gates is headed to “The Big Bang Theory”! Et has learned that Gates will be guest starring as himself in an upcoming March episode of the hit CBS comedy. The famed Microsoft founder will be stopping by Penny’s work and when this news reaches Sheldon, Leonard and the rest of our geektastic gang, the guys do
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Big Bang Theory Welcomes Bill Gates — What's His Connection to Penny?

Big Bang Theory Welcomes Bill Gates — What's His Connection to Penny?
Geek god Bill Gates is set to drop by The Big Bang Theory — and in doing so, cause quite a commotion.

The Microsoft founder will make a special guest-starring appearance as himself in a late March episode of TV’s No. 1 sitcom, when he attends a work function at Penny’s (played by Kaley Cuoco) pharmaceutical company. Getting wind of the VIP visit, Leonard, Sheldon et al do everything in their power to meet the computing icon.

Gates thus becomes the latest in an ever-longer line of nerd-tastic castings on the CBS hitcom, following in the footsteps of Star Trek
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Bill Gates To Guest Star In ‘The Big Bang Theory’

Bill Gates has been tapped to guest star in an upcoming episode of CBSThe Big Bang Theory. The billionaire Microsoft founder and philanthropist will appear as himself in an episode to air in March. When Penny (Kaley Cuoco) hosts Gates at work, the guys do everything in their power to meet him. Gates previously appeared as himself in a guest role on Frasier in 2001. CBS’ flagship series, from Warner Bros. TV, is in the middle of Season 11, the first year of a two-year ren…
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'Big Bang Theory' Enlists Bill Gates

'Big Bang Theory' Enlists Bill Gates
CBS' The Big Bang Theory is adding another on-brand guest star.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has booked a one-episode appearance on the current 11th season of the geek-tastic comedy.

Gates will play himself in a March episode during which Penny (Kaley Cuoco) hosts him at work. And as you'd expect from Big Bang, the Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Raj (Kunal Nayaar) and Howard (Simon Helberg) do everything in their power to meet him.

The episode will air later in March.

Gates becomes the latest big name to book a gig on Big Bang. Gates joins a guest list...
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Bill Gates to Guest Star on The Big Bang Theory This Season

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is set to guest star on CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory during season 11. The 62-year-old tech titan is of course one of the world’s richest men, with an estimated net worth of over $80 billion. He’d actually be much richer at this point, were it not for Gates opting to frequently donate large portions of his vast wealth to charitable causes, and operate his own charities alongside wife Melinda.
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Zac Efron and Kaya Scodelario in new images from Ted Bundy film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Zac Efron has taken to Instagram to share a couple of images from director Joe Berlinger’s upcoming thriller Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which features his Ted Bundy alongside Kaya Scodelario, who plays the infamous serial killer’s ex-wife Carole Ann Boone; take a look here…

Zac Efron is taking on the role of Bundy in the film, which will tell the story through the eyes of his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Lily Collins (To the Bone). Also featuring in the cast are John Malkovich (Deepwater Horizon), Angela Sarafyan (Westworld), Grace Victoria Cox (Heathers), Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice), Kaya Scodelario (Maze Runner: The Death Cure), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense), Terry Kinney (Billions), Dylan Baker (The Americans), and Metallica frontman James Hetfield.

The post Zac Efron and Kaya Scodelario in new images from Ted Bundy film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil
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Big Little Lies Season 2: Who's Returning?

Big Little Lies was one of the biggest shows of 2017.

It was bursting at the seams with shocking twists, stellar writing and outstanding performances from all of the cast members.

When Big Little Lies Season 2 was confirmed, many speculated who would and wouldn't be returning for the highly anticipated follow-up.

With Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman already signed up to appear, many wondered whether Shailene Woodley would return as Jane.

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Despite much of her storyline being wrapped up on Big Little Lies Season 1 Episode 7, it seems that murder bonds people together for life.

TV Line has confirmed that Woodley will be back for another season of twists and turns. It's still unclear at this stage whether Iain Armitage who played her son Ziggy will appear.

Armitage is busy with his series regular duties on The Big Bang Theory spinoff, Young Sheldon,
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Johnny Galecki Says People Were ‘Outraged’ by His Response to Florida Shooting

Johnny Galecki Says People Were ‘Outraged’ by His Response to Florida Shooting
Johnny Galecki apparently made some enemies with his response to Wednesday’s school shooting. “The Big Bang Theory” star took to Instagram on Friday to say that many people were “outraged and threatened and angered” by his call for change after the Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead. “In my last couple of posts, I’ve not suggested a single idea for new gun laws or background checks or even mental illness issues after the latest school murders in Florida. I only suggested change. And yet many folks were outraged and threatened and angered by only that,” the actor wrote. Also...
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When Does Your Favorite Show Return From the Olympics Break?

When Does Your Favorite Show Return From the Olympics Break?
The PyeongChang Winter Olympics are barely a week old, and yet it somehow feels like regularly scheduled programming has been off the air for a month.

Since you, as we do, probably wonder when This Is Us, The Good Doctor, Big Bang Theory, 9-1-1, The Flash and other favorite broadcast shows will resume their seasons, I did that chart/list/grid thing that I do.

Herewith are the return dates for any broadcast-tv seasons that were in progress when the Olympics torch got lit , as well as a curated smattering of season and series premieres. This is by no
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‘Disjointed’ Canceled After One Season at Netflix

‘Disjointed’ Canceled After One Season at Netflix
“Disjointed” has been canceled after one season at Netflix, Variety has confirmed.

The multi-camera comedy series starred Kathy Bates as a lifelong advocate for legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.–area cannabis dispensary. Joining her are three budtenders, her twenty-something son and a deeply troubled security guard. The series also starred Aaron Moten, Elizabeth Alderfer, Tone Bell, Elizabeth Ho, Dougie Baldwin, Chris Redd, Betsy Sodaro, Nicole Sullivan, and Michael Trucco.

The show received a 20-episode first season order at the streamer in 2016, with the first half of the season debuting this past August and the second half premiering in January. Chuck Lorre and “Daily Show” alum David Javerbaum served as writers and executive producers on the series, with Chuck Lorre Productions and Warner Bros. Television producing. Lorre is also prepping the single-camera comedy series “The Kominsky Method” at Netflix, which will star Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. He is currently
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Sara Gilbert on Life After ‘Roseanne,’ Guiding the Reboot and the Upcoming ‘Living Biblically’

It was all about the couch.

Yes, Archie Bunker had his easy chair, and the “Friends” had their sofas in Central Perk. But the couch in the Conner family’s living room may well be one of TV’s most iconic pieces of furniture.

So when the idea of a revival of the late-’80/mid-’90s ABC sitcom “Roseanne” began to take shape, Sara Gilbert — the architect of the reboot and one of the series’ stars — insisted that the couch be the same, if a bit more weathered.

“I really wanted the house to feel a lot like it did before,” she says. “I felt like there would be little changes in artwork and things like that, but this is a working-class family. I think sometimes people in Hollywood do working class through the lens of people who are privileged.”

The sitcom, which aired for nine seasons, broke ground for its no-holds-barred portrayal of a blue-collar family
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Metallica’s James Hetfield joins Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Metallica frontman James Hetfield has become the latest addition to the cast of the upcoming Ted Bundy film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Deadline is reporting.

The film is being directed by Joe Berlinger, who helmed the documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, as well as writing the book Metallica: This Monster Lives. It will mark Hetfield’s first dramatic role where he plays someone other than himself, as he takes on the role of Officer Bob Hayward, a Utah highway patrol veteran who became the first law enforcement officer to arrest the notorious serial killer in 1975.

“Having spent hundreds of hours behind the scenes with James and the rest of Metallica, I have experienced his charisma and powerful presence close up,” says director Joe Berlinger in a statement. “It seemed only natural that he would bring that same power and magnetism to a dramatic role, so when he
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The Young Actress Playing David & Darlene's Daughter on the Roseanne Reboot Is Seriously Perfect Casting

When Roseanne returns on March 27 with a nine-episode revival season, over 20 years have passed since the beloved sitcom went off the air in 1997. All of the original cast members are back, but there are also a few new faces at the Conner house, including actress Emma Kenney. If you've noticed how much she resembles Sara Gilbert, that's not a coincidence - the two are playing mother and daughter in the revival. In the original series, Darlene Conner marries her longtime boyfriend, David Healy, in the season eight finale. They have their daughter, named Harris (Roseanne's maiden name), at the end of season nine. Kenney is playing the teenaged Harris. In real life, the actress is 18 and the character would be 21, but the show is obviously fudging the timeline a little bit because Harris is 14 years old when the show returns. Related8 Questions We Need the Roseanne Reboot to Answer If you're thinking Kenney looks familiar,
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David and Darlene's Relationship on Roseanne Is Getting a Sad - but Realistic -Twist

Although the creative forces behind the upcoming Roseanne reboot have promised that much of what you loved about the original series will still be there, the new episodes are also getting a modern update. In addition to tweaking major storylines - pretending the "death" of Conner family patriarch Dan (John Goodman) never happened and figuring out a solution to that whole Becky problem, for instance - the revival will address Donald Trump's presidency and also throw a wrench in the marriage of Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and David (Johnny Galecki). Of all the updates the Conners are undergoing, the latter seems like the most heartbreaking. As anyone who watched the sitcom during its original run knows, the 1997 series finale upends the timeline when it reveals much of what's happened on the show has been a figment of the titular Roseanne's imagination. In the new timeline, Dan dies of a heart attack,
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Jim Parsons to play a drag queen in The Legend of Georgia McBride

Deadline is reporting that The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons is set to take on the role of a drag queen in a feature film adaptation of Matthew Lopez’s play The Legend of Georgia McBride.

The film rights to the project have been snapped up by New Regency and Fox 2000, with Lopez set to pen the screenplay and Parsons serving as producer alongside Todd Spiewak of That’s Wonderful Productions.

The Legend of Georgia McBride follows “Casey, a young, broke, expectant father, who is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business — and himself.”

Emmy Award-winner Parsons will take on the role of Miss Tracy Mills, a veteran drag queen who takes Casey under their wing,
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Jim Parsons to Star in ‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’ Movie

Jim Parsons to Star in ‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’ Movie
New Regency and Fox 2000 have acquired the feature film rights to Matthew Lopez’s play “The Legend of Georgia McBride” with Jim Parsons co-starring and producing.

Parsons is producing with Todd Spiewak via their That’s Wonderful Productions banner. Lopez will adapt the screenplay. That’s Wonderful’s Eric Norsoph will executive produce and oversee the project for the company. Fox will distribute the feature film.

Parsons will play the role of Miss Tracy Mills, a veteran drag queen who coaches a broke young man in the art of performing, transforming him from a washed-up Elvis impersonator to a show-stopping drag queen.

Parsons stars in “The Big Bang Theory,” which has been renewed through Season 12 and garnered a spinoff series “Young Sheldon.” He most recently starred opposite Claire Danes in “A Kid Like Jake,” which was acquired by IFC Films following its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

“The Legend
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