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Casting and Industry: The 'Superstore' Finale, the Perfect Annie Murphy Gig, and Stephen Amell's Starz' Series

By Dustin Rowles | TV | March 9, 2021 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | March 9, 2021 |


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Harry, Meghan, and Piers Morgan seem to be dominating the headlines these days, but outside of that, here’s what’s going on in the world of entertainment:

— Annie Murphy of Schitt’s Creek fame is joining the cast of Russian Doll, which could not be more perfect. Murphy will also be starring in AMC’s Kevin Can Go F**k Himself this summer:

— A heartbreaking reminder: Superstore’s SERIES finale is in two weeks from Thursday. No word yet on whether America Ferrara will return. I hate to lose Superstore and what a sad year to end a long-running show for the actors involved, which must feel like graduating high school without a graduation ceremony.

Superstore is leaving to make way for Manifest, which premieres three weeks from Thursday. I don’t know what to think about this, except that the series actually seems to be returning to its original premise.

The Equalizer, which is a typically mediocre CBS procedural starring Queen Latifah, has been picked up for a second season.

— Spielberg’s got a new project in development, this one loosely based on his own childhood in Arizona. Michelle Williams is in talks to play his mom.

— Here’s a first look at Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig in Heels, a Mike O’Malley show set up at Starz about folks chasing their dreams in the world of small-town wrestling. Amell and Ludwig play brothers and rivals Jack and Ace Spade.

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— Finally, the live-action Powerpuff Girls series from Heather Regnier, Diablo Cody and Greg Berlanti has assembled its Powerpuff Girls: Chloe Bennett (Agents of SHIELD), Dove Cameron (Liv & Maddie), and Yana Perrault.


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