Daily Scoop – June 1, 2016

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ continues with its namesake… details in your Daily Scoop.

Ellen Pompeo will officially be returning to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ for season 13.  The series is still a ratings hit becoming one of ABC’s top shows and one of the top 5 series of the season.  Reports are saying the Pompeo is now one of the highest paid actresses on television making a reported 300-thousand dollars per episode.

A week after fans learned that The Tragically Hip’s 52-year-old frontman Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer, Canadian sales of the rock band’s album catalog grew from 340 copies sold in the previous week to 5,200 in the week ending May 26 — a jump of more than 1,300 percent — according to Nielsen music.

Showtime is finalizing a deal with Fox 21 TV Studios to lock its flagship drama series ‘Homeland’ for 3 more seasons, starting with the already picked up upcoming sixth season, whose premiere has been pushed to January 2017.  The additional pickup would be for seasons 7 and 8 of the terrorism drama. Star Claire Danes and showrunner Alex Gansa are both set for seasons 6, 7 and 8.

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