TVLine Items: Frances Conroy Enters Mist, CNN Hires Trump Flunky and More

American Horror Story alum Frances Conroy is due for some new scares.

The Golden Globe-winning Six Feet Under matriarch has joined Spike’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist, playing Nathalie, an ecological martyr with killer instincts.

The Mist, centered around an ominous mist that takes over a small town and causes chaos, will begin production this summer and is set to air a 10-episode season in 2017.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Days after being fired as Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski is joining CNN as a political commentator, per Politico.


* Amy Hargreaves (Homeland) is joining Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, based on Jay Asher’s book and produced by Selena Gomez, as a series regular, per Deadline.

* TruTV’s comedy pilot I’m Sorry, created by and starring Andrea Savage (Episodes), has added Tom Everett Scott (Southland) as Savage’s on-screen husband. Jason Mantzoukas (The League) and June Squibb (Ghost Whisperer) will also guest-star in the first episode.

* PBS has confirmed that Hamilton’s America, the documentary about the Broadway hit, will air Friday, Oct. 21 at 9 pm.

* HBO has released a teaser for its new half-hour comedy, Insecure, starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce. The eight-episode series, which follows the friendship and awkward experiences of two black women, is set to premiere in the fall.

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  1. HAP says:

    And here I was certain that if Lewandowski was going to become an analyst, it would have been on Fox.

  2. Georgia Madman says:

    No matter what you think of Trump or Lewandowski, show some professionalism and not refer to Lewandowski as a “Trump flunky”. I don’t remember seeing George Stephanopoulos or Mike McCurry being referred to as flunkies.

    • auntiemm says:

      Agreed. If the comment stands the column should be re-labeled as commentary.

    • Danyelle says:

      doesnt flunkie just mean an underling? that he worked for him? so much fuss.

      • Liz985 says:

        It’s a pejorative and shows bias from the writer.

        • Esteban says:

          Hello, he got FIRED, quite LOUDLY. Doesn’t seem like he “deserves” to be puffed up lol regardless his affiliation

          • Liz985 says:

            He was the campaign manager for the candidate who won the presidential primary of one of the two major American political parties. The term “flunky” does not apply.

    • Joey says:

      In the interviews Lewandowski has given since being fired, he’s proven that he’s still a Trump flunky, so the description is apt.

      • meme says:

        Corey Lewandowski signed a non-disclosure agreement, as all Trump employees are required to do. The agreement not only forbids disclosure of personal & business details about Trump, his business, and his family, but it forbids people from ever saying anything negative about Trump, his business and his family. I don’t understand why a news channel would hire a political commentator who isn’t free to talk candidly.

    • MMD says:

      Both George S. and Mike McCurry ACTUALLY worked in the White House. There’s a big difference between a campaign and working for the president.

    • meme says:

      Corey Lewandowski is a flunky because he’s barred by a non-disclosure agreement with Trump to ever say anything negative about Trump, his business, and family. Corey Lewandowski isn’t free to speak his mind due to being legally obligated to praise Trump, even after being fired by him, which indeed makes him a flunky.

  3. steven says:

    I haven’t heard a lot about American Horror Story season 6 yet. Is that still going on?

  4. Joey says:

    What is it with networks snapping up political staffers who were FIRED for doing something wrong. Rick Tyler lies and gets fired by the Cruz campaign, and MSNBC snaps him up, now Lewandowski attacks a woman, doesn’t get charged, and gets hired by CNN. Smells like white (also rich, cisgendered and male) privilege to me.

    • Lucifer says:

      The only “privilege” present was that an entitled woman thought she was above the rules and once escorted away like any other pushy reporter, she claimed she was tackled and the whole world believed (and many still believe) her despite video evidence showing the guy barely touched her. She also has a long-standing record of falsely accusing subjects of her reporting for assault, all the ways back to her college days.

  5. tomboy says:

    flunky dunky trump supporters man, ugh, small minded, weak minded, no minded lol.. i can’t even..i hope he wins, i really doXD it will be fun watching you all burn yourself down with your hate.. the way brexit destroyed Britain now.