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What Happened to Sharon on The Young & The Restless

Over the years, Sharon Newman has been through quite a lot on The Young & The Restless. So while fans of the soap might be wondering if her latest crisis could mean the end for her, a look back at the beleaguered heroine’s history proves that she’s nothing if not resilient! The character was introduced in March of 1994, and was played by Monica Potter. She only lasted two months in the role, as did her recast, Heidi Mark. But then Sharon Case took over in September and Sharon became a Y&r fan favorite! Sharon Collins moved to Genoa City with her mother, Doris, and Nicholas Newman instantly fell for her, managing to steal her away from Matt Clark. However, after Matt got into a fight with Nick, he took revenge by raping Sharon. Nikki Newman felt Sharon was a gold-digger, but after Victor helped pay for an operation Doris couldn’t afford,
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TVLine Items: Mr. Iglesias Renewed, Supernatural Vet's Seal Gig and More

Netflix is going back to school with Mr. Iglesias: The streamer has renewed the comedy series for Season 2, star Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias announced via Twitter on Thursday.

The show features Iglesias as a good-natured high school history teacher who tries to help gifted misfit kids.

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TVLine’s Streaming Renewal Scorecard has been updated with the pick-up.

It’s official!! Season 2 of the @Netflix original series #MrIglesias is happening.
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Here is a wrap up of all the news you need to know from Thursday, August 1, 2019.

The Mindy Project veteran, Chris Messina has been attached to star opposite Matt Bomber on The Sinner Season 3.

Deadline first reported the news.

The Sinner was renewed for Season 3 earlier this year, and the next chapter is set to follow Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) as he investigates a car accident in upstate New York.

As he peels back the layers on the case, Ambrose “uncovers a hidden crime that pulls him into the most dangerous and disturbing case of his career,” according to the official logline.

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Bomer is on board as Jamie, an upstanding local resident and expectant father, who looks to Ambrose for support in the wake of the accident.

Messina will play Nick Haas, a college friend who arrives with a surprise that “unexpectedly alters
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‘Hyperdrive’ Trailer: Charlize Theron Has a Need for Speed in New Netflix Stunt-Driving Series (Video)

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‘Hyperdrive’ Trailer: Charlize Theron Has a Need for Speed in New Netflix Stunt-Driving Series (Video)
Charlize Theron is getting her speed-freak fix in the first trailer for “Hyperdrive,” the upcoming Netflix stunt-driving series.

In the preview above, you’ll see — among other things — Theron talking about a “really badass” pink race car and then screaming her head off while taking a spin in the sweet ride.

Produced by Theron, Netflix describes “Hyperdrive” as featuring “elite street racers from around the world test their limits in supercharged custom cars on the biggest, baddest automotive obstacle course ever built.”

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Here’s the official description for the show:

Daring drivers from around the world test their limits in custom cars on the biggest, baddest automotive obstacle course ever built. In this new original Netflix competition series, driving prowess, mechanical ingenuity and emotional resilience will be tested in this open invitation,
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JoAnna Garcia Swisher to Replace Monica Potter as Star of Netflix’s ‘Sweet Magnolias’ in Recasting

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JoAnna Garcia Swisher to Replace Monica Potter as Star of Netflix’s ‘Sweet Magnolias’ in Recasting
JoAnna Garcia Swisher will replace Monica Potter as the lead of Netflix’s upcoming romantic drama “Sweet Magnolias,” a Netflix spokesperson told TheWrap on Thursday.

Swisher joins previously announced stars Brooke Elliott (“Drop Dead Diva”) and Heather Headley (“Chicago Med’s”) on the 10-episode show, which is based on a book series by Sherryl Woods about three women who have been best friends since childhood in the fictional charming small town of Serenity, South Carolina. Jamie Lynn Spears was also cast on the drama.

The “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” alum will play Maddie Townsend (the role was originally given to Potter), who Netflix describes as “a low-key but resolute, warm and loving woman with a vocabulary like Southern poetry. She finds herself at a crossroads in her life and her best friends are trying desperately to convince her that now is the time for reinvention.”

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‘Sweet Magnolias’: JoAnna Garcia Swisher To Star In Netflix Series In Recasting

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‘Sweet Magnolias’: JoAnna Garcia Swisher To Star In Netflix Series In Recasting
Exclusive: Former Kevin (Probably) Saves The World star JoAnna Garcia Swisher is set to lead the cast Netflix’s upcoming series Sweet Magnolias. She replaces Monica Potter who had been originally tapped for the role.

Sweet Magnolias, based on Sherryl Woods’ popular series of novels published by Harlequin imprint Mira books, is set in the charming small town of Serenity, South Carolina. It centers on three women, played by Swisher, Brooke Elliott and Heather Headley, best friends since childhood.

Swisher will play Maddie Townsend, a low-key but resolute, warm and loving woman with a vocabulary like Southern poetry. She finds herself at a crossroads in her life and her best friends are trying desperately to convince her that now is the time for reinvention.

Woods executive produce with Sheryl J. Anderson, who also serves as showrunner. Dan Paulson, whose Daniel L. Paulson Productions is producing, also serves as executive producer.
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Jamie Lynn Spears Joins Cast of ‘Sweet Magnolias’ Netflix Series

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Jamie Lynn Spears Joins Cast of ‘Sweet Magnolias’ Netflix Series
Jamie Lynn Spears, star of “Zoey 101” and sister to pop star Britney Spears, has joined the cast of upcoming Netflix series “Sweet Magnolias.”

Spears will play Noreen Fitzgibbons, “a young woman who is determined to build a new life for herself after a series of bad choices,” according to Netflix.

Set in the charming small town of Serenity, South Carolina, the 10-episode show is based on a book series by Sherryl Woods about three women who have been best friends since childhood. Woods will serve as an executive producer for the series.

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Monica Potter (“Parenthood”), Brooke Elliott (“Drop Dead Diva”) and Heather Headley (“Chicago Med’s”) were announced as series leads on the romantic drama in May.

Potter will play Maddie Townsend, “a low-key but resolute, warm and loving woman with a vocabulary like Southern poetry. She finds
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‘Sweet Magnolias’: Chris Klein, Jamie Lynn Spears & Justin Bruening Join Netflix Series

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‘Sweet Magnolias’: Chris Klein, Jamie Lynn Spears & Justin Bruening Join Netflix Series
Exclusive: Chris Klein (The Flash), Jamie Lynn Spears and Justin Bruening (Good Behavior) are set as series regulars opposite Monica Potter, Brooke Elliott and Heather Headley in Netflix’s upcoming series Sweet Magnolias.

Based on Sherryl Woods’ popular series of novels published by Harlequin imprint Mira books, Sweet Magnolias is set in the charming small town of Serenity, South Carolina. It centers on three women, best friends since childhood.

Klein will play Bill Townsend, Serenity’s leading pediatrician who struggles to navigate life in a small town after an unexpected fall from grace.

Spears will portray Noreen Fitzgibbons, a young woman who came to Serenity to work as a nurse. After a sequence of bad choices, she is determined to build a new life in her new city.

Bruening will play Cal Maddox, a former professional baseball player who arrived in Serenity looking for a fresh start.
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TVLine Items: Monica Potter's New Series, Netflix's Dark to End and More

TVLine Items: Monica Potter's New Series, Netflix's Dark to End and More
Love is in the air for Parenthood vet Monica Potter: The actress will star in the forthcoming Netflix drama Sweet Magnolias, based on Sherryl Woods’ collection of romance novels, our sister site Deadline reports.

The series centers on three South Carolina women, who have been best friends since high school, as they shepherd each other through the complexities of romance, career and family. Potter’s Maddie Townsend is described as a low-key but resolute and loving woman whose gal pals are trying to convince her that now is the time for reinvention.

Joining Potter as Maddie’s best friends
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‘Sweet Magnolias': Monica Potter, Brooke Elliott and Heather Headley to Star on Netflix Adaptation

‘Sweet Magnolias': Monica Potter, Brooke Elliott and Heather Headley to Star on Netflix Adaptation
Monica Potter, Brooke Elliott and Heather Headley have been cast as the leads on Netflix’s upcoming romantic drama series “Sweet Magnolias.”

Set in the charming small town of Serenity, South Carolina, the 10-episode show is based on a Sherryl Woods book series published by Harlequin’s Mira Books, about three women who have been best friends since childhood.

Parenthood” alum Potter will play Maddie Townsend, “a low-key but resolute, warm and loving woman with a vocabulary like Southern poetry. She finds herself at a crossroads in her life and her best friends are trying desperately to convince her that now is the time for reinvention.”

Drop Dead Diva” star Elliott has been cast as Dana Sue Sullivan. Per Netflix, “Everyone knows Dana Sue Sullivan as the strong-willed owner and head chef of Sullivan’s Restaurant, a cherished spot in the town of Serenity.
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‘Sweet Magnolias’: Monica Potter, Brooke Elliott & Heather Headley To Headline Netflix Series

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‘Sweet Magnolias’: Monica Potter, Brooke Elliott & Heather Headley To Headline Netflix Series
Exclusive: Monica Potter (Parenthood), Brooke Elliott (Drop Dead Diva) and Heather Headley (Chicago Med) are set as the leads of Netflix’s upcoming series Sweet Magnolias.

Netflix last fall made a push into the romance drama space, giving 10-episode series orders to Virgin River and Sweet Magnolias, both based on bestselling novels with female protagonists.

Sweet Magnolias, based on Sherryl Woods’ popular series of novels published by Harlequin imprint Mira books, is set in the charming small town of Serenity, South Carolina. It centers on three women, best friends since childhood.

Potter will play Maddie Townsend, a low-key but resolute, warm and loving woman with a vocabulary like Southern poetry. She finds herself at a crossroads in her life and her best friends are trying desperately to convince her that now is the time for reinvention.

Elliott plays Dana Sue Sullivan. Everyone knows her as the strong-willed owner and head chef of Sullivan’s Restaurant,
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Listen to Heather and Patrick Discuss The Last House On The Left (2009) on a New Episode of Corpse Club

Horror BFFs Heather Wixson and Patrick Bromley take a trip to the Collingwoods' lake house for a revisit of 2009's The Last House on the Left on a new episode of Corpse Club!

Continuing their retrospective episodes on horror remakes released in 2009 that celebrate their 10th anniversaries this year, Horror BFFs Heather Wixson and Patrick Bromley head to the Collingwoods' lake house for a revisit of The Last House on the Left remake. From its unnerving violence to its impressive cast that includes Tony Goldwyn, Monica Potter, Garret Dillahunt, Aaron Paul, and Sara Paxton, listen as Heather and Patrick take a deep dive into the reimagining of Wes Craven's 1972 horror thriller, including their thoughts on director Dennis Iliadis' approach to the unsettling revenge story. So, after you make sure nobody's in your microwave, kick back, relax, and enjoy another Horror BFFs episode of Corpse Club... just be sure
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Monica Potter Claims Resisting Harvey Weinstein Seduction Barred Her From ‘Cider House Rules’ Role

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Monica Potter Claims Resisting Harvey Weinstein Seduction Barred Her From ‘Cider House Rules’ Role
Actress Monica Potter claims that she lost a chance to appear in the 1999 film The Cider House Rules because she rejected Harvey Weinstein’s advances.

Speaking to her hometown Cleveland television station Wkyc on its Let’s Be Clear show, Potter said Weinstein had tried to bed her three times, “twice in New York and once was in London.”

On two occasions, Weinstein made advances while wearing a bathrobe, she claimed. She rejected him physically, she said, taking advantage of his attire. “I belted him. I flat out belted him… I really hit him where it hurt,’ she exclaimed. ‘So yeah, I missed out on that role because of that hairy pig.”

She added: “I didn’t do something, so therefore I missed out on it. I’m not saying the person who got it did. I’m just saying I didn’t.”

The Cider House Rules lead female role
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Today in Soap Opera History (June 30)

1952: The Guiding Light premiered on CBS television

after 15 years on the radio."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1952: Popular CBS radio soap opera The Guiding Light, on the air since 1937 (originally on NBC Radio), made its television debut on CBS-tv. The original television cast included Theo Goetz, Jone Allison, Lyle Sudrow, Charita Bauer and Helen Wagner. In the episode, Meta lamented to her sister Trudy that she
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Wisdom of the Crowd: Is the CBS TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch Are a million minds better than one? Is the Wisdom of the Crowd TV show cancelled or renewed for a second season on CBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Wisdom of the Crowd, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? A cutting edge crime drama airing on the CBS television network, Wisdom of the Crowd stars Jeremy Piven, Richard T. Jones, Natalia Tena, Monica Potter, Blake Lee, Abigail F. Cowen, and Jake Matthews. After his daughter Mia (Cowen) is killed, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner (Piven) sets out to design Sophe, an online platform for real-time, crowdsourced crime solving. In
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Wisdom of the Crowd

Network: CBS. Episodes: 13 (hour). Seasons: One. TV show dates: October 1, 2017 — January 14, 2018. Series status: Cancelled. Performers include: Jeremy Piven, Richard T. Jones, Natalia Tena, Monica Potter, Blake Lee, Abigail F. Cowen, and Jake Matthews. TV show description: A high-tech crime drama, the Wisdom of the Crowd TV show centers on Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner (Piven). After his daughter Mia (Cowen) is killed, Tanner sets out to design an online platform for real-time, crowdsourced crime solving.In his obsession to find his child's killer, Tanner is motivated by the idea that a million minds are better than one. He pins all his hopes on harnessing the "wisdom of the crowd," in order
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Wisdom of the Crowd: Cancelled; No Season Two for Jeremy Piven Series

It's official. CBS has cancelled the Wisdom of the Crowd TV show after one short season of 13 episodes. The writing has been on the wall for this high-tech TV series, since at least November of 2017, when the network declined to order a full season, after news broke of sexual misconduct allegations against star Jeremy Piven. A CBS cutting edge drama, Wisdom of the Crowd also stars Richard T. Jones, Natalia Tena, Monica Potter, Blake Lee, Abigail F. Cowen, and Jake Matthews. After his daughter Mia (Cowen) is killed, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner (Piven) sets out to design Sophe, an online platform for real-time, crowdsourced crime solving. In his fixation to find his child’s killer, Tanner is motivated by the idea that a million minds are better than one. He recruits a crack team and pins all his
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Daytime Emmys 2018: Can Sharon Case finally earn a Best Actress nomination after a quarter century on ‘Young and the Restless’?

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Daytime Emmys 2018: Can Sharon Case finally earn a Best Actress nomination after a quarter century on ‘Young and the Restless’?
The Young and the Restless” star Sharon Case appeared in plenty of episode submissions at the 2017 Daytime Emmys, but unfortunately none of them were hers. She was the driving force of a baby-switch storyline that won a Supporting Actor Emmy for her on-screen husband at the time, Steve Burton, and that also earned nominations for supporting actresses Stacy Haiduk and Kelly Sullivan and younger actress Alyvia Alyn Lind. Case was featured in all of their Emmy reels, but she herself was snubbed for Best Actress. In fact, Case has never been nominated in the leading race despite almost a quarter-century on the top-rated CBS soap. Can she finally change that this year?

The character of Sharon Newman was created by “Y&R” in 1994 and was played briefly by Monica Potter and then Heidi Mark before Case assumed the role later that year and made it her own. She earned a
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Parenthood's Monica Potter and Husband Divorcing After 10 Years of Marriage

Parenthood's Monica Potter and Husband Divorcing After 10 Years of Marriage
Monica Potter's marriage is sadly coming to an end. E! News can confirm the Parenthood star and her husband Daniel Christopher Allison are in the process of getting a divorce. In court documents obtained by E! News, Monica cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason behind the split. And while the date of their marriage is listed as February 14, 2007, a date of separation is cited as "Tbd."  "She is very sad and heartbroken," a source close to the couple shared with People. "But they are focused on co-parenting their daughter." The pair shares a 12-year-old daughter together. Monica also has two sons from a previous...
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Parenthood Star Monica Potter and Her Husband Have Split: 'She Is Very Sad,' Source Says

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Parenthood Star Monica Potter and Her Husband Have Split: 'She Is Very Sad,' Source Says
Monica Potter and her husband Daniel Christopher Allison are divorcing, People has confirmed.

“She is very sad and heartbroken,” says a source close to the couple. “But they are focused on co-parenting their daughter.”

Potter and Allison, an orthopedic surgeon, married in 2005 and share a 12-year-old daughter, Molly Brigid. The Parenthood star also has two grown sons — Liam, 23, a writer, and Daniel, 27, an actor — from a previous marriage.

The news comes on the heels of recent speculation that Potter, 46, was pregnant with the couple’s second child, sparked after the actress shared an Instagram photo of herself cradling her bloated stomach.
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