ICYMI: Ice-T to Solve Biggie and Tupac, Corinne Olympios Developing Multiple Projects, Michael Vick Joins FOX Sports, and Other TV News

If you are still wondering whether poor Naz did or did not commit the gruesome murder at the center of HBO’s phenomenal crime series The Night Of, actor Bill Camp, who played the methodical Detective Box, has an opinion. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in the wake of his Emmy nomination for his performance on the show, Camp said, “I don’t think he did it. There’s something in Episode 1 that makes it clear for me, when he’s in the apartment before he splits. I don’t think he did it, and that’s all I’ll say. I agree that it’s irrelevant because the power of the series is its ambiguity, I think. But I don’t think he did it.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

 

No sooner does A&E drop the definitive documentary about The Notorious B.I.G. than Fox announces that it will solve his murder: the network has announced that Ice-T and Soledad O’Brien will host an investigative special centered on both Biggie’s murder and that of his friend-turned-enemy Tupac Shakur, which occurred in 1997 and 1996 respectively and have been widely speculated to have been connected. (Variety)

 

FOX has hired former NFL quarterback and convicted dogfighting impresario Michael Vick as a commentator for the 2017-18 season. (The Hollywood Reporter)

 

Hot off of Alec Baldwin’s return to the “Weekend Update” stage this week, Saturday Night Live has announced its official return date: the show will be live coast-to-coast on September 30, with host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-Z. (The A.V. Club)

 

Former Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise contestant Corinne Olympios, who got headlines when her drunken fumblings with fellow BIP contestant DeMario Jackson prompted a complaint from a producer, which then led to a criminal investigation, is not ready to give up the limelight: the 24-year-old cheese pasta enthusiast told The Hollywood Reporter “I do have a [reality] show in the works, and I’m also working on a scripted show with one of my favorite producers.” The announcement comes just days ahead of her return to Bachelor nation: she is set to appear in an interview with Chris Harrison to tell her side of what happened with Jackson (who gave his own interview this week) in Tuesday’s episode of Bachelor in Paradise. (The Hollywood Reporter)

 

Speaking of The Bachelor, the last bachelor is a bachelor once again: Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi, who got engaged at the end of Nick’s season (his fourth appearance on the franchise, after two runs on The Bachelorette and one on Bachelor in Paradise), announced that they have broken off their engagement. “We gave this relationship our all and we are saddened that we did not get the fairytale ending we hoped for,” the couple said in a joint statement to E! News. Instead, they got the standard Bachelor fairy tale: three months of dating followed by two years of vicious tabloid backbiting. (E! News)

 

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