“On Jan. 7 my beautiful son died. He was 27 and had the world at his feet. But sadly he struggled with mental illness and addiction,” Badler captioned a photo gallery. “A brilliant spark shone bright too short a time … I will miss you Harry every day of my life.”
A memorial service will be held in Hains’ honor at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Sunday.
Hains appeared in one episode of “American Horror Story,” in addition to Amazon’s crime drama “Sneaky Pete” and Netflix’s sci-fi drama “The OA.” He also had roles in indies, including the 2015 drama “The Surface.”
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Hains was living in Los Angeles at the time of his death.
Badler, also an actor, starred as Diana in NBC’s 1980s sci-fi drama “V” and its 2009 remake. She also played Shannon Reed in the “Mission: Impossible” TV series.
Veteran CBS Television Studios business affairs executive Allison Brightman has been elevated to executive vice president of business affairs and operations at the studio. She succeeds Dan Kupetz, who is joining 20th Century Fox Television to lead its business affairs unit following the retirement of Fox’s Howard Kurtzman. “Allison’s skill sets are extraordinary,” said Deborah [...]
Unscripted TV production company Magical Elves has made two key changes to its executive team, bringing on board veteran television producer and development exec Joel Zimmer as executive vice president of development, and promoting longtime Elves casting exec Samantha Hanks to executive vice president of casting and talent relations. “With the addition of Joel, and [...]
Rosario Dawson has been cast as the lead in the upcoming HBO Max pilot “DMZ,” which has Ava DuVernay on board as a director and Roberto Patino in place as writer-showrunner. The prospective series, which is based on the DC comic books of the same name, is described a futuristic drama set in an American civil [...]
Billy Eichner has joined the growing cast of “Impeachment: American Crime Story” at FX. Variety has confirmed that Eichner has been cast in the role of Matt Drudge, who first broke the news of what would become the Monica Lewinsky scandal on his site, The Drudge Report. Drudge learned that Newsweek was sitting on a [...]
Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has hired Ryan Tracey as an agent in the television department, Variety has learned exclusively. Tracey comes to CAA from UTA, where he had most recently served as head of TV Production. He has represented an numerous television producers during his career, including Aida Rodgers, Kathy Ciric, Anna Dokoza, Ellen Kuras, Mark Winemaker, [...]
“This Is Us” lost a little ground in the TV ratings on Tuesday night, however, it still managed to lead NBC to a narrow victory on the night. The acclaimed drama scored a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 and drew 6.5 million viewers, down fractionally on last week’s 1.5 rating and 6.7 million viewers. The [...]
Facebook is doubling down on dishy, daytime TV-style programming: The social media giant announced a three-year renewal of “Red Table Talk” with Jada Pinkett Smith and Westbrook Studios and ordered a new offshoot of the multi-generational family talk-show format with singer Gloria Estefan. The pact will keep “Red Table Talk,” one of the most popular [...]