Phylicia Rashad to Star in CBS’ For Justice Pilot

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Phylicia Rashad to star in CBS’ For Justice pilot
The former Cosby Show mom will play a gay black woman who heads the FBI’s Civil Rights Division, “who finds herself caught between her radical real family and her professional family.” The pilot will be directed by Selma‘s Ava DuVernay.

CBS announces summer schedule, adds Marg Helgenberger to Under the Dome
The former CSI star will be part of a major arc on Under the Dome this summer. Meanwhile, CBS announced that Big Brother returns June 24, Extant on July 1 and Under the Dome moves to a new Thursday timeslot starting June 25.

A SpongeBob SquarePants musical is in the works
The potential Broadway musical has already enlisted musical help from Aerosmith, T.I., Sara Bareilles, Lady Antebellum and John Legend.

Former Smash star Megan Hilty will play a Broadway star for an ABC pilot
She’ll play a Tony-winning mom who ventures into the world of competitive kids sports.

E!: Our new Kardashian deal isn’t worth $100M
Page Six reported the Kardashian clan’s new deal at four years for $100 million. That figure is “grossly inaccurate,” an E! rep tells Variety, which reports that the deal is for three years.

Ray Liotta and Drea de Matteo join Jennifer Lopez on NBC’s Shades of Blue
They’ll all play NYC cops in the NBC drama that has J.Lo’s character becoming a federal informant.

How to Get Away with Murder creator wouldn’t change a thing from Season 1
Says Pete Nowalk: “There are definitely scenes that I wrote that I would like to tweak or whatnot, but the lesson for me has been that things that I find imperfect, people really enjoy. We all see things through a completely different lens and react to things differently. If I went back and changed anything, the whole thing could unravel, so I don’t think so. I like it. Even when I go back and look at certain episodes, I usually hate everything I do, but I can take a positive feeling from them.” PLUS: How HTGAWM became TV’s most audacious show.

Adult Swim show promotes itself by faking Mark McGrath’s death
A press release promoting Hot Package claimed that the former Sugar Ray frontman was shot and killed by a masked gunman while filming the show.

Jay Z calls SNL‘s Jay Pharoah “fake Jay Z”
Pharoah says he bumped into Jay at the SNL 40 after-party. “At the after-party, Jay Z came up to me and said, ‘What up, fake Jay Z, hahaha,” says Pharoah.

NBC’s A.D.: The Bible Continues miniseries is getting an online talk show
E! News’ Jason Kennedy will host Beyond A.D., starting on April 12, one week after the miniseries’ premiere.

Salem unveils “provocative” Season 2 posters
One poster shows an upside down cross, another shows a noose.