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An­thol­ogy drama show Amer­i­can Hor­ror Story (2011-cur­rent) has cast Billy Eich­ner (Billy in com­edy Dif­fi­cult Peo­ple, 2015-cur­rent) for sea­son 7, which goes into pro­duc­tion this year and will fo­cus on the 2016 US pres­i­den­tial elec­tions. While al­most noth­ing is known of the plot and Billy’s role, cre­ator Ryan Mur­phy has said that Billy “will mostly be wear­ing mys­te­ri­ous tank tops” and real-life politi­cians Don­ald Trump and Hil­lary Clin­ton won’t fea­ture, even as char­ac­ters.

Soapie Young & Rest­less (1973cur­rent) has is re­port­edly writ­ing out Chloe (Elizabeth Hen­drick­son). Y&R is yet to com­ment but ru­mour has it she’s been taken off con­tract and Chloe’s sto­ry­lines will dry up be­fore she’s given the axe.

The cre­ators of com­edy show How I Met Your Mother (20052014) are mak­ing their way back to TV with their sit­com Real Life, due later this year. Ryan Hansen (Dick in drama show Veron­ica Mars, 20042007) and Re­becca Rit­ten­house (Anna in com­edy The Mindy Pro­ject, 2012-cur­rent) play co­work­ers who go from work­ing at op­po­site ends of the coun­try to shar­ing the same of­fice.

Don’t ex­pect to see Emily Deschanel (Dr Tem­per­ace Bren­nan in ac­tion- drama Bones, 2005-2017) on TV any­time soon – she’s tak­ing “a break to grieve and process” her show com­ing to an end. “I’m mourn­ing that I don’t get to see those peo­ple ev­ery day. It will never be the same. I’m in the process of mourn­ing the show it­self. I think that will take longer to mourn, to kind of know what the show was for me and how it fits into TV his­tory.”

Hint­ing that iconic sit­com The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air (1990-1996) is get­ting a re­boot? That’s what fans are beg­ging for af­ter Will Smith and his co-stars popped up on­line in this mini-re­u­nion photo 21 years af­ter the show ended. Al­fonso Ribeiro, who played Carl­ton, posted the snap on his In­sta­gram ac­count with the cap­tion “Al­ways amaz­ing to spend an af­ter­noon with my Fresh Prince Fam­ily. Wish­ing that James Avery was still with us to make this com­plete”. James, who played Un­cle Phil, passed away in 2013 due to com­pli­ca­tions from open-heart surgery. Lau­rel Lance and her al­ter ego Black Ca­nary might’ve been killed off in sea­son 4 of ac­tion sci-fi show Ar­row (2012-cur­rent), but that doesn’t mean ac­tress Katie Cas­sidy has left. Sur­prise – Katie’s com­ing back in sea­son 5 as Black Lau­rel’s dop­pel­gänger. The shows ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Marc Guggen­heim says that “we were so taken by Katie’s fear­less in­ter­pre­ta­tion of this char­ac­ter that we knew her story was not yet fin­ished.” She will re­turn as a reg­u­lar in sea­son 6 in 2018.

Johnny Galecki is tak­ing part of his sci­ency char­ac­ter Leonard from com­edy series Big Bang The­ory (2007-cur­rent) to SciJinks, due later this year. The re­al­ity show, which will star and be pro­duced by Johnny, will use sci­ence tech­nol­ogy to pull pranks on peo­ple.

SPOILER ALERT! It’s only taken six years but as sit­com New Girl (2011- cur­rent) draws to a close, Sch­midt’s (Mac Green­field) long­guarded se­cret first name has been re­vealed… and it’s the same as one of the other char­ac­ters. The writ­ers planned to re­veal it at the end of sea­son 1 but kept it a run­ning gag, and while sources say that it’s changed a few times, it’s of­fi­cially “Win­ston Sch­midt”, not to be con­fused with fel­low char­ac­ter Win­ston (Lamorne Mor­ris).

Billy Eich­ner is join­ing Amer­i­can Hor­ror Story.

Katie Cas­sidy is re­turn­ing to Ar­row.

Fresh Prince mini re­u­nion.

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