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The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 4th May - 2nd Edition *Updated*

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  • 22:43 - MOVIES: Star Wars 2nd Anthology Film - Rumor - Josh Trank Was Fired Due To Unusual Conduct
    While director Josh Trank said Friday that he had “made a personal decision” to leave the Star Wars universe, sources say reports of the young director’s unusual conduct during the making of Fox’s upcoming Fantastic Four movie had raised alarm among Lucasfilm executives that were entrusting him with the second Star Wars stand-alone film.

    Trank, 30, had raised eyebrows in April when he didn’t appear as scheduled at a Star Wars celebration in Anaheim. At the time, both Disney and the director cited illness as the cause but multiple knowledgeable sources say the studio had asked the filmmaker not to attend while considering whether to proceed with him on the second spinoff in a planned series of films.

    Kinberg, who is producing the second Star Wars stand-alone project (the first, Rogue One, is being directed by Gareth Edwards for a December 2016 release), is said to have communicated his displeasure with Trank to Kathleen Kennedy and the team at Lucasfilm. As the Star Wars brain trust heard more about Trank's behavior and working style, they became less confident in handing over the film to him.

  • 21:55 - Weird Loners - Season 1 Finale - 4 Sneak Peeks

  • 21:49 - Battle Creek - Episode 1.13 - Sympathy for the Devil (Season Finale) - Press Release

    “Sympathy for the Devil” – Milt survives a car bombing and enlists Russ to track down his would-be assassin, leading to startling revelations as to why Milt is the way he is and what brought him to Battle Creek, on BATTLE CREEK, Sunday, May 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

    CHEAT TWEET: What brought Milt to town? Who is trying to kill him? All will be revealed on the #BattleCreek #seasonfinale 5/24 10PM http://bit.ly/1AAnziS


    Josh Duhamel (Milt Chamberlain)
    Dean Winters (Russ Agnew)
    Janet McTeer (Commander Guziewicz)
    Kal Penn (Fontanelle White)
    Aubrey Dollar (Holly Dale)
    Edward Fordham, Jr. (Aaron Funkhauser)


    Liza Lapira (Detective Erin Jacocks)
    Damon Herriman (Detective Niblet)
    Meredith Eaton (Meredith Oberling)
    David Warshofsky (Agent Bromberg)


    Nicki Micheaux (Marina)
    Tyler Ross (Casey)
    Steven Bauer (Roderigo)
    Joseph Haro (Roger)
    Robert Sean Leonard (Brock)
    Maria Cina (Connie)
    Joey Luthman (Evan)
    John Pirruccello (Neighbor)
    Cameron Britton (Oliver)
    Ken Olandt (Firefighter)
    Marc Scizak (Sheriff)

    WRITTEN BY: Thomas L. Moran and David Shore
    DIRECTED BY: Andrew Bernstein

  • 21:42 - Finding Carter - Episode 2.06 - Stay With Me - Promotional Photo

  • 21:40 - Modern Family and Black-ish - Season Finale Press Releases
    Black-ish - Episode 1.24 - Pops’ Pops’ Pops (Season Finale) - Press Release

    "Pops' Pops' Pops" -- Jack and Diane look for clues about their roots for their class assignment, a history of the Johnson family. But when they can't find anything out about the family's past, Pops comes to the rescue with the colorful story of how "Pops' Pops' Pops'" great-great grandfather, Drex Johnson, bet the future of the Johnson family against a ruthless gangster, Elroy Savoy, during the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, on "black-ish," WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Sean "Diddy" Combs and Mary J. Blige guest star.

    "black-ish" stars Anthony Anderson as Andre "Dre" Johnson/Drex, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson/Bea, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson/Zara, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr./Jo Jo Rags, Miles Brown as Jack Johnson/Jolly, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson/Dolly and special guest star, Laurence Fishburne as Pops/Bippy Barnes.

    Guest starring are Sean "Diddy" Combs as Elroy Savoy, Mary J. Blige as Mirabelle, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby/Rosey, Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy/Janitor, Jeff Meacham as Josh/Klark and Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens/Mr. Kimble. Renowned choreographer Fatima Robinson choreographed the episode.

    "Pops' Pops' Pops" was written by Vijal Patel and directed by Jonathan Groff.


    Modern Family - Episode 6.24 - American Skyper (Season Finale) - Press Release

    "American Skyper" - The whole family is at Jay & Gloria's for Alex's graduation party, except for Phil, who ingeniously figured out a way to be there via skype and a robotic vessel after being unexpectedly detained in Seattle on a business trip. During the celebration, Jay frets about Gloria's cousin who has overstayed his welcome, Claire stresses out about giving Alex the perfect gift, Mitch hides news of being laid off from Cam and Andy's girlfriend, Beth, is in town stirring up a whole lot tension with Haley which finally leads to a realization that may have come too late, on the season finale of "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

    "Modern Family" stars Ed O'Neill as Jay, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Sofia Vergara as Gloria, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Sarah Hyland as Haley, Nolan Gould as Luke, Ariel Winter as Alex, Rico Rodriguez as Manny and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily.

    Guest cast include Adam DeVine as Andy, Horatio Sanz as Armando, Laura Ashley Samuels as Beth and Lou BeattyJr. as Spencer.

    "American Skyper" was written by Elaine Ko and directed by Steven Levitan.