THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW FINDS PERMANENT GUEST HOST: According to E! News, Sherri Shepherd is in talks to become the permanent guest host of The Wendy Williams Show. TMZ also reports that producers are waiting to see if Wendy Williams‘s health improves before changing the name of the show. If Williams’s condition remains unchanged, Shepherd will become the permanent guest host at the start of the season in September.
CBS ORDERS EARLY EDITION REBOOT: CBS has issued a pilot-order for a reboot of the 1990s dramedy Early Edition. The original series ran for four seasons on CBS from 1996 to 2000. Kyle Chandler played Gary Hobson, who strangely received the next day’s newspaper and thus attempted to prevent terrible things from happening. The reboot will feature a female lead, as the logline highlights a show about “an ambitious but uncompromising journalist who starts receiving tomorrow’s newspaper today, then finds herself in the complicated business of changing the news instead of reporting it.”
THE ROOKIE SPINOFF WILL STAR NIECY NASH: ABC is exploring a spinoff of the fan favorite The Rookie starring Nathan Fillion. The potential new series will star Niecy Nash in a role with the FBI. A two-episode arc is planned for the current season of The Rookie, which will introduce the spinoff.
HANNAH QUINLIVAN JOINS SOUL ASSASSIN: Variety reports that Skyskraper actress Hannah Quinlivan will join director Jesse Atlas‘s sci-fi thriller Soul Assassin. The film’s cast also includes Bruce Willis, Andy Allo, Nomzamo Mbatha, Dominic Purcell, and Mustafa Shakir.