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'Homeland' and more shows that killed off major characters: We weigh the aftermath

Killing off a major character is one of the biggest risks a show can take. Some of these deaths end up paying off nicely; others go down in history as the death that killed a series. And then you have the deaths that, ultimately, don’t make much of a difference either way.

In honor of Homeland‘s return—which comes back to Showtime after killing off Brody in season 3—we went back to see how a handful of other beloved series fared after offing major characters:

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Barbra Streisand, Amy Poehler, more remember Joan Rivers (Updated)

Joan Rivers died Thursday at age 81, and her famous friends and admirers, ranging from Fashion Police co-host Giuliana Rancic to comedian Amy Schumer, remembered her for her sharp, energetic humor and for being a pioneer in both comedy and feminism. Here is a list of the statements so far, with updates to come:

Giuliana Rancic
“It is almost impossible to describe how much I adored Joan and how much she has meant to me. She was not only the funniest women I have ever met but was incredibly loving, honest, and lived her life with no regrets. Working with her for the last 13 years has been one of the true joys of my life. She could put a smile on your face instantly no matter how hard your day was. My heart goes out to Melissa and Cooper, who have lost something that can never be replaced. Their bond was truly one-of-a-kind. They had the greatest mother and grandmother anyone could have ever hoped for. My life is so much fuller and happier because I got to share it with this beautiful person, a true genius. I woke up today unable to grasp what the world will be like without her and, at the same time, feel so privileged to have called her my friend.” READ FULL STORY

Celebrities remember James Garner on Twitter

On Saturday, Hollywood leading man James Garner died of natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 86.

When the news broke, celebrities immediately took to Twitter to remember the man behind Maverick, The Rockford Files, and so much more. Here are just a few of those tributes: READ FULL STORY

President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and more remember Maya Angelou

President Barack Obama is one of many who have offered words about Maya Angelou’s death, calling Angelou “a brilliant writer, a fierce friend, and a truly phenomenal woman” in a statement released today.

After news broke that Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86, Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, and more released statements reacting to the celebrated poet’s death. Read them below, and check back for updates throughout the day:

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J.K. Rowling, Uzo Aduba, and more react to Maya Angelou's death on Twitter

Celebrated writer Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86, inspiring everyone from politicians to fellow writers to memorialize her life and works on Twitter.

See what author J.K. Rowling, Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba, and more had to say about Angelou below:

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'Scandal': We need to talk about [spoiler's] death -- POLL

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the March 20 episode of Scandal, stop reading now!

I want to start this thing on the right foot, so in honor of full disclosure, I will admit that at the end of last week’s Scandal, I wanted James to die. Well, I didn’t want him to die, but if it came down to him and David, I was hoping that James would be the one to go. It wasn’t anything against the character — I actually love James and think Dan Bucatinsky is ridiculously talented — but I knew it would create a more interesting arc if James were the one to go. What was the alternative? Watching Abby walk around all depressed about David’s death? Yeah, I wasn’t feeling it.

So, the good side of Thursday night’s horrendous death was that I, more or less, got my wish. However, 60 minutes later, I wanted to take it all back. I don’t know about you all, but watching James’ first meeting with Cyrus and being reminded how great and complicated their relationship was, made me miss James before he was cold in his grave. Other than Olivia’s romantic adventures, Cyrus and James really had the only other relationship we were invited to be invested in. Sure, I love Abby and David, but we don’t get nearly as much insight into them as we did with Cyrus and James. Their late-night fights and incredibly unhealthy dynamic always made for pretty incredible television.

Also, as Olivia once put it, Cyrus is the president’s attack dog, and the only place where we fully got to see his softer side was through his love for his husband. Without James, I’m worried that Cy will go too far. And I really don’t want to dislike Cy. I’m not saying I will, but without those glimpses to his softer side, there’s the potential for that character to do something truly unforgivable. It’s not that Cy hasn’t done truly unforgivable things in the past, but at least we got to see him regret his actions and repent for them. Now what? Whom will he go crying to? Here’s hoping it’s Olivia with a bottle of wine in hand.

Putting the future aside, at the end of Thursday night’s episode, we were forced to watch James take his last breath. Because Jake had to make it look like a carjacking, he had to be sloppy, which meant James suffered. And in his final moments, James was most worried about his daughter. I think this was the first time in my life that I said, “Yay!” when a character was shot and then regretted saying it less than an hour later as I cried my eyes out.

James might not have been as much a part of the fold as David was at times, but I’m going to miss that man. And his absence also makes me very, very worried about what’s going to happen to his daughter. All I know is that David and Olivia better take down B-613, because I can’t handle anymore emotional whiplash of this sort.

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'The Vampire Diaries': What's the most memorable death from season 4? -- POLL

The Vampire Diaries‘ upcoming 100th episode centers on our favorite evil vixen in what could be her final moments. After Katherine Pierce had a heart attack and fell down the Salvatores’ stairs in the mid-season finale, we’re scared that it might finally be time to say goodbye to the woman who once loved both Salvatore brothers but never loved anyone more than herself. So to honor what could potentially be the most memorable death (or near-death) scene in season 5, we’re reliving similar moments from the past four seasons.

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'The Vampire Diaries': What's the most memorable death from season 3? -- POLL

The Vampire Diaries‘ upcoming 100th episode centers on our favorite evil vixen in what could be her final moments. After Katherine Pierce had a heart attack and fell down the Salvatores’ stairs in the mid-season finale, we’re scared that it might finally be time to say goodbye to the woman who once loved both Salvatore brothers but never loved anyone more than herself. So to honor what could potentially be the most memorable death (or near-death) scene in season 5, we’re reliving similar moments from the past four seasons.
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'The Vampire Diaries': What's the most memorable death from season 2? -- POLL

The Vampire Diaries‘ upcoming 100th episode centers on our favorite evil vixen in what could be her final moments. After Katherine Pierce had a heart attack and fell down the Salvatores’ stairs in the mid-season finale, we’re scared that it might finally be time to say goodbye to the woman who once loved both Salvatore brothers but never loved anyone more than herself. So to honor what could potentially be the most memorable death (or near-death) scene in season 5, we’re reliving similar moments from the past four seasons.
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'The Vampire Diaries': What's the most memorable death from season 1? -- POLL

The Vampire Diaries‘ upcoming 100th episode centers around our favorite evil vixen in what could be her final moments. After Katherine Pierce had a heart attack and fell down the Salvatore’s stairs in the mid-season finale, we’re scared that it might finally be time to say goodbye to the woman who once loved both Salvatore brothers but never loved anyone more than herself. So to honor what could potentially be the most memorable death (or near-death) scene in season 5, we’re reliving similar moments from the past four seasons.

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