Given her presidential surname, Cynthia Nixon‘s next role seems all too appropriate.
The Sex and the City alumna will play First Lady Nancy Reagan in NatGeo’s upcoming adaptation of Killing Reagan, based on Bill O’Reilly’s book.
Nixon will star opposite Hart of Dixie‘s Tim Matheson (as President Ronald Reagan) in the project, which explores how the assassination attempt made on Reagan’s life impacted his time in office.
Airing in fall 2016, this will be NatGeo’s fourth take on an O’Reilly book, following Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy and Killing Jesus.
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* Originally slated for Sunday, June 26, Season 2 of TV Land’s Impastor will now premiere sometime this fall.
* In other scheduling news: AMC’s upcoming drama Feed the Beast, starring David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess as first-time restaurateurs, will now premiere Sunday, June 5, at 10/9c, following Episode 2 of Preacher. It makes its time slot debut on Tuesday, June 7, at 10/9c.
* Beginning this Sunday at 1 pm, Sundance will run a “Mad for Mother’s Day” movie marathon, featuring back-to-back airings of Rosemary’s Baby, Psycho and The Others. Similarly, IFC will broadcast Mommie Dearest on a 24-hour loop, beginning Sunday at 6 am.