Linda Fairstein, the former New York prosecutor who racially profiled the so-called Central Park Five, says director Ava DuVernay concocted a "basket of lies" about her in the new Netflix Series "When They See Us."

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Empire creator Lee Daniels shared the cast reaction to Jussie Smollett's ongoing criminal case in a video on his Instagram account on Wednesday night.

The fallout continues as Empire's TV ratings crashed to a new low for the 2nd consecutive week.

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Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Gray

Despite issuing a statement saying Fox would continue to stand behind actor Jussie Smollett, Empire producers have "drastically cut" Smollett's scenes after his MAGA attack story backfired on him.

Smollett is pictured above left with Empire co-star Bryshere "Yazz" Gray in a photo dated May 17, 2017.

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Yara Shahidi

ABC's Black-ish spin-off, Grown-ish, debuted to low ratings on Freeform, ABC's Family Network, on Wednesday. Freeform aired 2 episodes of Grown-ish, starring Yara Shahidi and Francia Raisa, as college students trying to make their way in the world.

The new series drew low ratings despite heavy marketing and promotion on major network talk shows and popular social media platforms.

Grown-ish follows 17-year-old Zoey Johnson (Shahidi) as she leaves home and heads off to college where she and other millennials party, chase boys, talk politics, and tackle social justice issues.

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Gabrielle Union has a new TV series lined up when Being Mary Jane ends with a 2-hour series finale next year. According to Deadline.com, Union, 44, is set to star in a Bad Boys TV spin-off -- 14 years after she played sexy Special Agent Syd Burnett in the original film.

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transgender cast

Director Ryan Murphy has set the record for casting the most female impersonators in regular roles in a scripted TV series. The previous record was set by director Lee Daniels in his scripted TV series Star.

Fox TV's Star features three transgenders: Miss Lawrence, Amiyah Scott and newcomer Sidney Starr.

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Cast of Claws

TNT's series premiere of its dark comedy Claws hit social media like a stick of dynamite on Sunday night. The reviews from bewildered viewers were a mix of awe and confusion.

Claws is about a tight knit group of nail artisans who work at a Palmetto, Florida nail salon that fronts as a prescription drug laundering operation.

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The cast of TNT's "dark comedy" Claws posed on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere on Friday. Claws is about a group of nail techs in tiny Palmetto, Florida whose devotion to each other is tested when one of them commits murder. The crew includes L-R: Judy Reyes, Jenn Lyon, Carrie Preston, Niecy Nash and Karrueche Tran.

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The Get Down

Netflix has cancelled the second season of its urban musical The Get Down after numerous production delays and lack of cohesion among the showrunner and writing staff.

The Get Down, which chronicled the emergence of hip hop as disco's lights faded to black, was the only Netflix original series be canceled after only one season.

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