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‘Supergirl’ Casts Saturn Girl for Season 3

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Saturn Girl is headed to National City for “Supergirl” Season 3.

Amy Jackson will play the latest hero headed to Earth. The role marks the U.S. debut of the Bollywood actress, who started her career as a model. This won’t be the first time Saturn Girl has appeared in a live-action DC series. Alexz Johnson played the character during the eighth season of “Smallville.”

Saturn Girl, a.k.a. Imra Ardeen, is a kind, strong-willed hero who uses her telekinetic powers to help those in need. She was born on Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, and arrives on Earth just in time to help Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) face one of her biggest threats.

The hero’s first appearance in a DC comic was in 1958’s “Adventure Comics” #247. In the comics, Saturn Girl is one of the founding members of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 30th and 31st centuries. She »


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'Insecure' Director to Adapt Man Booker Prize-Winning Novel for Amazon Studios (Exclusive)

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Melina Matsoukas, chief director of the HBO series Insecure, is tackling an adaptation of the award-winning Marlon James novel A Brief History of Seven Killings for Amazon Studios.

Matsoukas is developing the project as a series and will executive produce as well as direct the episodes. Teaming with her is James, who will write the script as well as executive produce, while Malcolm Spellman, a writer and co-executive producer on Empire, will be the showrunner and exec produce as well.

Seven Killings begins with the attempted assassination of reggae icon Bob Marley and explores its aftermath, looking at one vital »


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Leslie Abramson Won’t Watch Edie Falco Play Her in NBC’s Menendez TV Movie

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Leslie Abramson, the spitfire Los Angeles defense attorney who represented one of Erik Menendez in two sensational murder trials, says she will not watch Edie Falco portray her on NBC’s “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.”

“Oh boy,” Abramson told TheWrap when asked about true-crime TV movie. “I have nothing to say. Absolutely nothing. Goodbye.”

Before she hung up, she was asked “Are you going to watch it?” “No,” she said.

NBC and Dick Wolf Productions are betting big on Falco’s performance. »


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Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey Joins Scream

21 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Well that didnt take long, at all.

Mere hours after Teen Wolf wrapped its run, it was announced that Tyler Posey is staying close to the MTV family, boarding the cast of Scream Season 3.

The horror drama’s brand-new chapter follows Dion (played by Rj Cyler), a football player who on track to score a college scholarship… until a masked killer uses his darkest secrets against him, turning his life upside down and making him question his own sanity.

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Ratings: Star Trek: Discovery's Special CBS Premiere Draws 8 Million Viewers

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Pending adjustment due to NFL and thus 60 Minutes overrun, Star Trek: Discovery‘s special linear CBS showcase on Sunday night drew 8.2 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating in fast nationals.

Though exact numbers have not been made available, the new Trek also led CBS All Access — the exclusive home to the sci-fi drama’s second and all future episodes — to a record for subscriber sign-ups in a single day (eclipsing the previous mark fueled by this year’s Grammy Awards). That »


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‘Star Trek: Discovery': 5 of Your Biggest Questions Answered

24 September 2017 6:33 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Major spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery’s” first two episodes. “Star Trek: Discovery” always had a lot to live up to. It’s the first new “Star Trek” TV show in over a decade, so it has to be both a new take on the franchise and a tribute to the original series. There’s over 50 years of canonical history to pick and choose from, but how do you do it without outright copying a previous installment, especially when the J.J. Abrams films have been just that? As the flagship product for CBS All Access, the network’s new streaming service, »


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Ed Sheeran, Migos to Perform on MTV’s ‘Trl’ Premiere

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MTV announced today that the first guests on its “TRL” reboot will be British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and Atlanta hip-hop trio Migos. The first installment of the revived show will air on Oct. 2.

TRL” will air live weekdays at 3:30 p.m. ETfrom MTV’s newly expanded Times Square studio. “TRL” is hosted by D.C. Young Fly along with the show’s “squad,” which includes Tamara Dhia, Amy Pham, Erik Zachary, Lawrence Jackson and content creators such as Liza Koshy and The Dolan Twins.

In rebooting the series, which was enormously popular in its initial 1998-2008 run, the network is making significant efforts to snare its young target audience. According to a press release, the show “will integrate linear, social and digital elements and bring teen passion points to life, while continuing to incorporate audience requests.” Clips from the main show will be immediately distributed to social media, supplemented by original digital segments, short-form »


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Liz Dawn, Coronation Street's Vera Duckworth, dies aged 77

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Actor, who starred in long-running ITV soap for 34 years, dies at home, her family announces

Liz Dawn, who played Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street for 34 years, has died aged 77.

A statement from her family said the actor died peacefully on Monday night. “We are devastated and heartbroken at the passing of our much-loved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, the incredible Liz Dawn,” said the family.

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Tony Booth, actor and campaigner, dies aged 85

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Star of Till Death Us Do Part was married four times and had eight daughters including Cherie Booth

The actor and political campaigner Tony Booth, who starred in Till Death Us Do Part, has died aged 85.

He had been married four times and had eight daughters, including Cherie, who is married to the former prime minister Tony Blair.

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Harry Knowles Sex-Assault Allegations Prompt Staff Exodus at Ain't It Cool News

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Several writers have resigned from the influential movie site Ain't It Cool News (AICN) after a woman came forward to accuse that site's 45-year-old founder, Harry Knowles, of having sexually assaulted her nearly two decades ago.

In a statement posted Monday to Twitter, Steve Prokopy, a Chicago-based writer who signs his reviews "Capone," called the choice to leave the site "a remarkably easy decision to make."

"I sincerely hope that the women impacted by any of these incidents have received all the support and strength they need to recover and heal," Prokopy said.

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TV Review: ‘Young Sheldon’ on CBS

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Young Sheldon” is earnestly trying to do two things at once: function as a mainstream family comedy, and fit into the realm of single-camera half hours, which tend to be a bit more character-driven than most shows on CBS. “Young Sheldon,” which depicts “The Big Bang Theory’s” Sheldon Cooper as a precocious 9-year-old in East Texas, doesn’t quite gel in either arena in its initial outing. But the premise and a few performances are interesting enough to give the show some time to find its way.

Without question it was the right decision to avoid the multi-camera format with this project. The Sheldon that TV audiences have come to know over the course of 10 seasons of “The Big Bang Theory” can be a difficult person (which is partly the hook of both shows). Despite the fine work of Jim Parsons as the adult Sheldon, the physicist — given his genius Iq and his unwillingness to conform »


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Target, Toyota to Sponsor NBC’s ‘The Voice’

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Target and Toyota Motor will speak loudly about NBC’s “The Voice” this TV season.

Target will take advertising in the musical competition series to a new level. The retailer will run ads created with NBC that feature former winners of the show – Chris Blue, Sundance Head and Alisan Porter – which will air in commercial time and also in a dedicated hub at NBC.com. The retailer will also run content touting its own brand as well as the show in brief ads that run within a Snapchat show associated with “The Voice.”

Toyota returns to the series. The automaker will support “Voice” contestants through its Toyota Music program, and its cars and messages will also appear in the program and in ad breaks via custom content that makes use of the show’s artists and talent. Toyota’s Camry will be showcased prominently, including in a piece starring host Carson Daly that aired last night. A »


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StoryFirst Takes Control of Pinewood Television

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Peter Gerwe’s StoryFirst has bought Pinewood-Shepperton Studios out of their joint-venture production company, Pinewood Television. The company was set up in early 2016 as a producer of high-end TV drama for the international market. StoryFirst will now rename the business.

Helen Gregory, the co-creator and co-executive producer of Shondaland/ABC series “The Catch,” runs Pinewood Television and will stay put, as will co-production executive Christian Wikander, who joined in August 2016 from Swedish pubcaster Svt, where he was head of drama. Board members Gerwe, Michael Grade, and Premila Hoon will all also remain in place.

Pinewood Group Chairman Paul Golding said the company was moving away from developing new content but would remain in film and TV financing. “We wish StoryFirst every success in the next stage of the company’s development,” he said. “In the meantime, Pinewood will continue to finance independent screen-based content rather than developing new material.”

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General Hospital Spoilers: Sonny Begins A War

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General Hospital fans know that Sonny is working on his way out of the mob and trying to make everyone happy. Unfortunately, his decisions cost everyone else so much in their lives. He’s sitting by right now watching as his friend is in a coma and unable to live, his wife is sitting by watching her husband’s lifeless body, and their kids are standing by watching as their mother is going through the absolute worst time in her life while they also watch their father’s lifeless body in the hospital. It’s just not a good time for any of them.

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Britain’s Channel 4 Picks Up ‘Young Sheldon’

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Channel 4 has scooped the U.K. rights to “Young Sheldon” and will air “The Big Bang Theory” prequel on its E4 channel.

The spinoff series has just launched on CBS in the U.S. and follows 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper, one of the central figures in “The Big Bang Theory,” which is one of the most popular American TV shows internationally.

E4 also has “The Big Bang Theory,” which is one of its top performers. Season 10 was its biggest show of the year, doubling the average viewing share in its slot on the digital channel.

Young Sheldon,” will launch in Britain in 2018. The 13-part series stars Ian Armitage as the titular young incarnation of Sheldon, and Jim Armitage, who plays the grown-up Sheldon, narrates the series and is also an executive producer.

In its review of the series opener, Variety said that “Young Sheldon” didn’t quite gel, but added that “the premise and a few performances »


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Can Blumhouse Save the ‘Halloween’ Franchise?

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: horror franchises have the hardest time of any genre to sustain good quality.  The reason why should pretty much be self-evident at this point.  The talented individuals who started the franchises off the on the right foot tend to leave for bigger, better and more prestigious projects after the first or second installment, leaving the creative vacuum to be filled by increasingly low-rung talent.  And because of how cheaply and quickly these things can be cranked out – usually requiring only a few days of principle photography, minimal special effects and

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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Eric is Not Gone for Good

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Days of Our Lives fans aren’t going to worry much longer that Eric is really gone. He’s not. He’s here. He’s happy. He’s in a good place, and he is doing all he needs to do to make the world a good place. He’s going to be gone only a few weeks, which means that Brady might just need to reevaluate his current situation. Can he afford to do what he’s been doing for so long? Can he afford to spend another moment working on his personal life with Nicole when Eric is coming back? We don’t know what this

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Anyone Else Think Joseph Sikora and Cate Blanchett Look an Awful Lot A Like?

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Well, besides the most obvious differences Joseph Sikora and Cate Blanchett kind of do look alike. They do have the same haunting stare, the same color of eyes, and even the same kind of facial expressions. But from there it’s easier to state that they share the same face and body type than anything else.  You might have heard it said a time or two that there are only so many facial and body variations in the world, and looking at different people that look vaguely the same you can see it’s quite true. That being said, Blanchett’s face shape

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The Orville Season 1 Episode 1 Review: “Old Wounds”

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Seth MacFarlane is known as the comedian who manages to do crazy controversial stuff yet has a discerning intellectual personality. While casual viewers of Seth MacFarlane may not know this, he was often a person who would show his sci-fi/geek side often appearing on episodes of “Enterprise” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” when they were on the air; it was only when Family Guy appeared on Adult Swim and the show garnered a fanbase (which would get the show uncanceled) that MacFarlane was able to express that side more fluently creating comedies like Ted while exploring his sciency side with

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Dancing in 80s Movies Supercut Volume 2

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Ah the 80’s. A time of dancing, a time of music, and a time of wondering if that person on the dance floor was having a seizure or just making up the moves as they went. Seriously though there was a Lot of movement in the 80’s when it came to dancing. The time of line-dancing and energetic choreography hadn’t yet run its course and despite what you might say about dancing now it’s just not the same. I could easily argue up and down the block a few times with anyone that thinks dance moves are in any way

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