In brief: John Krasinski reunites with “Office” boss Steve Carell; Jorja Fox Leaves ‘CSI’ Reboot, and More | Connect FM | Local news radio

Office alumni Steve Carell and Jean Krasinski will reunite on screen for Paramount’s new family film If, according to Variety. Krasinski will write, direct and star in the film, alongside Carell and An Officer and a Gentleman star Louis Gosset Jr., from Minari Alan Kim, and The Walking Dead actor Cailey Fleming, who were also added to the cast. They join previously announced cast members Ryan Reynolds, Phoebe Waller Bridge and Fiona Shaw. Details have yet to be revealed, but the story is said to be based on Krasinski’s brainchild of a child’s journey to rediscover their imagination. If is slated for release on November 17, 2023…

The Righteous Gemstones has secured an early season three renewal from HBO. “After a season of literal fire and brimstone, blood, sand and rollerblading, who wouldn’t come back for more?” said HBO’s executive vice president of programming Amy Gravit said Tuesday in a statement. “The Gemstone family makes us laugh like no one else.” The comedy series, which follows a fictional world-renowned televangelist family steeped in greed and charity work, stars Danny McBride, John Goodman, Eddie Patterson and Adam Devin

Jorja Fox announced that she would not be reprising her CSI: Vegas role as Sara Sidle for the show’s second season. “After much deliberation, I have decided not to ‘Side up’ for CSI Vegas,” she tweeted Tuesday. “For me, CSI has always been a story of love. The story that people can find love in the darkest places and times. Added Fox, “And the story that love, even in the darkest places and times, can reach out, take root and endure. Personally, I can no longer separate Sara and Grissom. So goes Grissom… .. So goes Sara. Wherever they go, they go together. CBS has already picked up a second season of the reboot, which reunited Fox with his longtime CSI co-star, William Peterson and featured a brand new CSI team, played by Paula Newsom, Matt Laurie, Mandeep Dhillon and Mel Rodriguez

Agents of SHIELD actor Vachik Mangassarian, died Saturday of complications from COVID-19, his representatives told Deadline. The Armenian-born actor’s other well-known credits include NCIS and Curb Your Enthusiasm, as well as guest appearances on a number of popular series such as The Fall Guy, The A-Team, Murder, She Wrote, Murphy Brown, Falcon Crest, Jake and the Fatman, NYPD Blue and JAG, plus some TV movies. Mangassarian also anchored his own radio and later television show, The Armenian National Network for 10 years…

Peter Robbins, the voice of Charlie Brown in the classic 1960s Peanuts specials, died by suicide last week, his family told KSWB-TV on Tuesday. He was 65 years old. Robbins voiced Charlie in six television specials, including the beloved holiday classics A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, as well as the 1969 feature A Boy Named Charlie Brown. He also appeared as an actor in 60s TV series such as Rawhide, The Donna Reed Show, The Munsters, F Troop, Get Smart and Blondie. He made his last appearance in 1972 in an episode of My Three Sons. After her time in the spotlight, Robbins dealt with addiction issues and mental health issues, including bipolar disorder. He also served four years in prison from 2015 to 2019 for making criminal threats…

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