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Alex Russell attends the Los Angeles premiere of Brampton's Own at Laemmle's Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre on Oct. 17, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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By Maria Neuman

When Alex Russell was 15, he hit a workout crossroads. "I got cast as Cosmo Brown in Singin' in the Rain and had to learn to tap-dance," says the Australian actor. At the time, "I was skating up at my school on a Saturday and attempting to kickflip a seven-stair. (For nonskaters, that's rolling up to the top of the stairs, kickflipping, and landing at the bottom.) I probably tried it 30 times to no avail. The next day at musical rehearsal, I couldn't dance. I couldn't even walk without limping. I had to make a choice."

While his footwork and acting skills set him up perfectly for the role of wise-cracking Jim Street in S.W.A.T., it was his switched-up gym sessions with Hollywood trainer Paolo Mascitti that took his physique to the next level. Here's how he did it.

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It takes a special kind of person to move towards danger rather than away from it. These people deserve our endless gratitude: doctors and nurses—whose bravery was especially visible during the COVID-19 pandemic—and the first responders in our country's police and fire departments who show their heroism every day. It's the perfect time to tune in to Paramount+ to celebrate their fictional and fearless counterparts.

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Pride and Rita tie the knot on the series finale of NCIS: New Orleans.

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By Nate Millado

In the Season 3 finale of Magnum P.I., Higgins (Perdita Weeks) bid Aloha/goodbye and set off for Doctors Without Borders with Ethan—as Magnum (Jay Hernandez) grappled with his true feelings for his partner-in-crimefighting! How will the rest of your CBS favorites wrap up their seasons? Watch gives you a sneak peek at series sign-offs for the summer—and a few long-running hits signing off for good.

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EP Aaron Rahsaan Thomas and S.W.A.T. star Kenneth "Kenny" Johnson

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By Fred Schruers

When Aaron Rahsaan Thomas set out to reboot the legendary pulp classic of a mid-'70s cop show called S.W.A.T., there was a key and specific change he began with: "A lot of people may not realize this," he says, "but the original show was not set in Los Angeles, but in a fictional city.

"The very first S.W.A.T. team was created in Los Angeles, the city that has perhaps the most notorious relationship between their police department and communities of color. I feel like if you're going to tell that story, you lean right into that—what is the reality of a Black police officer in the city of Los Angeles?"

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