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TVRage Bulletin: ‘Glee’ Finale Excludes Naya Rivera, ‘The Voice’ Officially Adds Stefani & More!

 

TVRage Bulletin: ‘Glee’ Finale Excludes Naya Rivera, ‘The Voice’ Officially Adds Stefani & More!

 

In addition to all of the other news we’ve been reporting, here are a few entertainment and TV headlines you might have missed:

-Naya Rivera will not be in ‘Glee’s Season 5 finale. FOX is not commenting, but according to several sources, Rivera was written out of the last episode and, reportedly, it as nothing to do with rumors of a feud with co-star Lea Michele. As Rivera’s rep told E! News, "Any reports or rumors circulating that Naya Rivera was let go or fired from ‘Glee’ are absolutely untrue. End of story."

RELATED NEWS: Gwen Stefani in Talks to Join ‘The Voice’

-A few weeks ago, rumors circulated that Gwen Stefani would be joining NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ and now it’s official. Next fall, the singer will join the music competition as a coach, alongside Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams. Despite Christina Aguilera not coaching next fall, she will be back in the spring for Season 8.

-Showtime is developing a new drama revolving around the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles. John Singleton is directing and co-writing the project, titled ‘Snowfall,’ with Eric Amadio. The story is told through the eyes of a young black kid from Compton, a Mexican wrestler and a CIA agent charged with running money to the Contras.

RELATED NEWS: Sarah Silverman Joining Showtime’s ‘Masters of Sex’

-Showtime’s ‘Masters of Sex’ is welcoming Jay Ellis (‘The Game’) for the upcoming second season debuting on July 13. Ellis will play Dr. Cyril Franklin, an M.D. going head-to-head with Michael Sheen’s character, as they share the same office space.

-TV Guide Network has the right stuff as it’s creating a docu-series featuring New Kids on the Block. Titled ‘Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block,’ the eight-episode series follows a weeklong “vacation of a lifetime” showcasing fans hangin’ tough with Donnie, Jordan, Jonathan, Danny and Joey. A 30-minute casting special has also been ordered.

-Lastly, Richard Belzer is returning to ‘Law & Order: SVU’ for the Season 15 finale, and we can thank executive producer Warren Leight for the exciting announcement.


Details
Show:
- Masters of Sex
- The Voice (US)
- Glee
- Rock The Boat: New Kids On The Block
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Person:
- Naya Rivera
- Gwen Stefani
- Jay Ellis
- Richard Belzer
Network:
- FOX
- NBC
- SHOWTIME
- TVGN

Written by: Allyson Koerner
Apr 30th, 2014, 12:44 am

Images courtesy of Mark Davis/Getty Images North America

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