Why Women Kill Taps Allison Tolman, Nick Frost to Lead Season 2 Cast

More than a year after its first season finale premiered, CBS All Access’ Why Women Kill anthology series has revealed some cast for Season 2: Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Allison Tolman (Fargo), and Nick Frost (Into the Badlands).

Created by Desperate Housewives‘ Marc Cherry, the darkly comedic Why Women Kill with its freshman run followed three women living in the same house in different decades — a housewife in the ‘60s (played by Ginnifer Goodwin), a socialite in the ‘80s (Lucy Liu) and a lawyer in 2019 (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) — as they each dealt with infidelity in their marriages.

Featuring an all-new cast, Season 2’s storylines will be set in 1949 and explore such issues as “what it means to be beautiful” and “the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world.”

According to our sister site Deadline, Tolman will play Alma, an awkward housewife who yearns for a spot in the local garden club (and to see her ungainly daughter get married), only to have her life disrupted by the discovery of her husband’s secret, dark hobby.

Frost will play said husband, Bertram, who, though always kind and good-humored, spends his days as a veterinarian putting sick and injured animals out of their misery.

In addition to her celebrated Fargo Season 1 run, Tolman’s previous TV credits include Emergence, Good Girls and Downward Dog, while Frost, a Welsh actor, has been on Sky Atlantic’s Mr. Sloane and will next be seen on Amazon’s Truth Seekers (which he created and co-wrote, premiering this Friday, Oct. 30) and HBO’s The Nevers (due in 2021).

Of course, by the time WWK Season 2 eventually arrives, CBS All Access will be going by a different name — Paramount+.

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Allison Tolman, Nick Frost to Star in ‘Why Women Kill’ Season 2 at CBS All Access

Allison Tolman and Nick Frost have been cast in Season 2 of “Why Women Kill” at CBS All Access.

The second season of the dark comedy anthology series is set in 1949. It will explore what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world, the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society, and finally, the lengths one woman will go in order to finally belong.

Tolman will play Alma, a timid and awkward housewife, who remains optimistic in the face of the world’s cruelty. Alma yearns for a spot in the local garden club and to see her ungainly daughter married, but her life is disrupted once she learns of her husband’s secret hobby.

Frost will play Bertram, Alma’s beloved husband who spends his days as a veterinarian putting sick and injured animals out of their misery. Always kind and good-humored, Bertram has a secret hobby that is darker than his jovial nature lets on.

Tolman broke out with her starring role in the first season of “Fargo,” which earned her an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination. She went on to star in the ABC shows “Emergence” and “Downward Dog,” while also appearing in shows like “The Twilight Zone” reboot at CBS All Access and “Castle Rock,” “Mosaic,” and “Good Girls.”

She is repped by UTA, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, and Ziffren Brittenham.

Frost started out on the British series “Spaced” before going on to star in the cult hit horror comedy “Shaun of the Dead.” He has also starred in the films “Hot Fuzz” and “The World’s End,” along with “Fighting With My Family” and “Tomb Raider.” On the TV side, he has appeared on shows like “Into the Badlands,” “Sick Note,” and the upcoming series “Truth Seekers,” the last of which he created and co-wrote.

He is repped by UTA, YMU Drama, Think Tank Management, and Peikoff Mahan

Marc Cherry created “Why Women Kill” and serves as executive producer. Imagine Television Studios’ Brian Grazer and Samie Kim Falvey also executive produce along with Acme Productions’ Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis, Marc Webb, and Francie Calfo. Imagine and CBS Television Studios produce.

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Bachelor’s Caila Quinn Cancels Wedding to Nick Burrello Amid COVID-19

Waiting for the right time. Caila Quinn and her fiancé, Nick Burrello, decided to officially cancel their wedding during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Bachelor alum, 29, penned a thoughtful blog post on Monday, October 19, detailing her “mixed emotions” as she and the businessman, 27, carefully weighed all of their options. The pair, who went public with their relationship in October 2017, originally hoped to tie the knot in Italy in May 2021. They also planned a second celebration to “accommodate” their family members who weren’t able to travel.

“After we were happy with our decision to have two ceremonies and tried to make our international dreams come true, on March 11th, 2020 COVID hit and had other plans,” Quinn wrote. “We held onto hope as long as we could, but with travel to Europe still prohibited 6 months out – we had to make the tough decision to cancel. After weeks of sleepless nights and going back & forth we finally know this is the right thing to do. And we need to do the right thing.”

Bachelor Caila Quinn Nick Burrello Cancel Wedding Amid Pandemic
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The engaged couple wanted to be “optimistic people” when the pandemic set in, giving themselves a “deadline of January 2021” to figure out whether they would take their Italy wedding day off their calendar. Though they hoped that circumstances would be different then, Quinn’s mind began to change when a friend told her, “The world in January will look the same as it does today.”

As she continued to consider which path to follow, the Ohio native and her fiancé “grew stronger together” and stayed “united as a team.” The pair had “invested thousands of dollars” into their two ceremonies, but weren’t sure if it was worth the risk “if international travel to Europe is still banned” next spring. Ultimately, Quinn’s parents helped her make the impossible choice.

“I asked my father, ‘Dad – I need to know what is the right thing to do?’” the former reality star wrote. “He is always definitive which I appreciate. ‘Caila, the right thing to do is to cancel,’ said my dad. … And just like that, I felt like I could breathe again. I wanted to do the ‘right thing’ and for the longest time couldn’t see between the clouds what that was.”

Finally, Quinn and Burrello “came to the same conclusion,” and despite feeling like they were “completely torn in two,” agreed canceling was the safest option. “We took the time we needed to process the big change privately,” she concluded. “Appreciate you being kind and sensitive to our feelings as we close this door before opening the next one and starting to plan all over again.”

Us Weekly exclusively confirmed in January that Burrello popped the question in Sarasota, Florida, on the way to visit Quinn’s grandparents. In 2016, Quinn appeared on Ben Higgins‘ season of The Bachelor. She took a second shot at finding love that summer on season 3

Odds, line following Nick Saban COVID-19 news

The No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0) hope to keep up their dominance of the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs (3-0) when the SEC football stalwarts meet Saturday in a key showdown. Kickoff in the prime-time showcase is set for 8 p.m. ET on CBS from Bryant Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. The Tide have won five straight meetings dating to September 2007, and the streak includes victories in the SEC title game two years ago and in the College Football Playoff National Championship overtime classic three seasons ago. Alabama holds a 40-25-4 all-time edge in the series. 



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A major storyline in this matchup is the status of Alabama coach Nick Saban. He tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, but has since had multiple negative tests and still could be on the sideline Saturday. The Crimson Tide opened as 6.5-point favorites, but are now -4.5 in the latest Alabama vs. Georgia odds from William Hill, with the total set at 58. Before making any Georgia vs. Alabama picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 23-6 on top-rated picks through six weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning almost $1,300 in profit already. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Alabama vs. Georgia. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college football odds from William Hill and trends for Georgia vs. Alabama:

  • Alabama vs. Georgia spread: Alabama -4.5
  • Alabama vs. Georgia over-under: 58 points
  • Alabama vs. Georgia money line: Alabama -190, Georgia +170
  • UGA: The Bulldogs are 6-2 against the spread in the last eight meetings in this series.
  • ALA: The Tide have covered six straight games when coming off an ATS defeat. 

Why Alabama can cover

Regardless who is in charge on Saturday, Alabama need to play better defensively. Saban told the media this week that he attributes the Tide’s defensive struggles, in part, to over-coaching by himself and the rest of the staff. He mentioned the program runs an extremely complicated system that relies on a lot of pre-snap reads and split-second adjustments to be made during the play.

Saban said he and defensive coordinator Pete Golding might have asked his players to learn too much, too soon, and that a simplified approach moving forward could pay dividends. He also mentioned correcting a few basic errors, such as missed tackles and incorrect angles, could make a huge difference. On the bright side, Alabama has made up for lack of consistent production in part by generating some timely turnovers. Two forced turnovers against Texas A&M were instrumental in turning a close game into a blowout.

Veteran cornerbacks Patrick Surtain II. and