News Nuggets: Showtime revives ‘Twin Peaks’ back from the dead

Showtime is bringing cult television show “Twin Peaks” back from the dead. Original ABC series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost are writing nine episodes for a new limited series set for early 2016. That reboot would time itself to be near the 25th anniversary of the first season. All new episodes will be directed by Lynch and will be set in the present day with a continuation of storylines. No word yet on which characters and actors will return. At the Emmys, the show stormed out of the gates with two wins out of 14 nominations in 1990. For the panned second season, it picked up only four nods with no wins. Variety

Anne Thompson reports that a possible future awards contender finally starts production. The next Steven Spielberg untitled film is a cold war spy thriller written by Oscar champs Joel and Ethan Coen. The film stars Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda. It is shooting in New York and Berlin with a release date of October 16, 2015. Thompson on Hollywood

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Steve Pond announces that five-time Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus will receive the 2014 Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. She is the first of this year’s honorees to be primarily from television. Others announced weeks ago are Judi Dench, Robert Downey, Jr., Mike Leigh, Mark Ruffalo, and Emma Watson. The event will take place in Beverly Hills on October 30. The Wrap

Matt Roush answers fans’ recent questions about their favorite shows. He starts with his analysis of the more obnoxious version of Sheldon (Jim Parsons) lately on “The Big Bang Theory.” He also chats about the new seaon of “Homeland,” the failure of new show “Utopia,” his hate for “The Mysteries of Laura” with Debra Messing, the final season of “Sons of Anarchy,” and a new ending for “How I Met Your Mother” on DVD. TV Guide

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Wendy Williams is tapped to host the 2014 Soul Train Awards on November 7. The role comes one year after she hosted the red carpet show before the main event. Centric and BET will air the ceremony and refer to Williams as the “queen of daytime talk.” The event will be held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas and will honor new and legendary names in R&B and soul music. Huffington Post

Tony-winning actress Marian Seldes dies in her Manhattan home at age 88. She won her Tony in 1967 as a featured actress in Edward Albee‘s “A Delicate Balance.” She also earned nominations for “Father’s Day” (1971), “Deathtrap” (1978), “Ring Around the Moon” (1999), and “Dinner at Eight” (2003). She received a life achievement award in 2010. Deadline

Tony-winning actor and director Geoffrey Holder dies at age 84 in Manhattan. His two Tony victories were as director and costume designer of the musical “The Wiz” in 1975. His film career included “Doctor Doolittle” and as a James Bond villain in “Live and Let Die.” Many viewers also remember his standout 7-Up television commercials in the 1970s and 1980s. Playbill

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