Robert Forster to Take on Twin Peaks Sheriff Role, Replacing Michael Ontkean

Norman Weiss
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Robert Forster to take on Twin Peaks sheriff role, replacing Michael Ontkean

Ontkean has opted not to reprise his role as Sheriff Harry S. Truman on the Showtime reboot, according to TV Line. Replacing him as the town’s top lawman will be Forster. But it’s unclear if Forster will be playing Sheriff Truman, or a brand-new sheriff character.


John Boehner cancels tonight’s Jimmy Fallon appearance after Kevin McCarthy drops out of the speaker race

The house speaker’s visit was announced yesterday, but abruptly canceled after his likely successor Kevin McCarthy opted not to run for Boehner’s job.


AMC: Why we renewed Halt and Catch Fire for Season 3, despite its low ratings

"We decided to stick with it primarily because we love the story, and we think it's a show that has a lot of life left in it,” says Joel Stillerman, AMC’s president of original programming and development. "These things are always complicated, and the ratings play a part, but they're far from the entire story. If we see something that we truly love, and we see the talent and the momentum behind it that give us the confidence to move forward, we're all in.” PLUS: Thank "Peak TV" for this renewal.


FX renews Tyrant for Season 3

The 10-episode third season will run sometime next year.


Will Forte on CBS’ MacGyver reboot: "I approve more than I approve of anything in the world”

"MacGruber wouldn’t exist — for legal reasons I can’t say that,” says Forte. "But certainly we owe the entire MacGruber series to the existence of MacGyver. So I very much hope that Richard Dean Anderson is a major part of that reboot because he was the best and was so wonderful to us, and did a part on some MacGrubers for SNL.”


See Betty White as a Bones Squintern

White will play a preeminent forensic anthropologist on the Oct. 22 episode of the Fox series.


Watch the trailer for ABC Family’s Shadowhunters

The first trailer for the drama based on Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments books was revealed via Snapchat.


Read an oral history of Double Dare

Thrillist’s oral history reveals that Marc Summers won the hosting role after 1,200 people were considered.


TV chef Paul Prudhomme dies at 75

The Louisiana chef famous for his Cajun and Creole cuisine starred on five cooking shows for PBS.