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J.J. Abrams Shopping TV Space Drama Script (Exclusive)

J.J. Abrams Shopping TV Space Drama Script (Exclusive)
J.J. Abrams, currently immersed in the Star Wars feature film universe, is plotting his return to TV writing.

The prolific writer, producer and director is shopping a space-set spec script that, should it go to series, would be the first show he wrote and created since Fringe in 2008. Sources say Apple and HBO — where Abrams serves as an Ep on Westworld — are both in the running for the untitled drama, with producers Warner Bros. Television also open to additional bidders as the project is still being shopped. Warners, Apple and HBO all declined comment.

Sources say the Abrams...
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‘True Detective': Scoot McNairy to Join Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo for Season 3

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‘True Detective': Scoot McNairy to Join Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo for Season 3
Scoot McNairy is the latest addition to the “True Detective” Season 3 cast, a spokesperson told TheWrap Tuesday.

The “Godless” star joins Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo and Stephen Dorff in the HBO drama’s upcoming run that focuses on a macabre crime in the Ozarks. The third season spans several decades and is divided into three separate time periods. McNairy will play Tom, a father with connections to state police. Ali plays state police detective Wayne Hays; Dorff plays his partner Roland West; and Ejogo plays Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher.
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9-1-1 Renewed for Second Season by Fox!

9-1-1 Renewed for Second Season by Fox!
Fox has a hit on its hands!!

The thrilling new first responders drama, 9-1-1, from creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear, has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by Gary Newman and Dana Walden, Chairmen & CEOs, Fox Television Group.

“With a bold concept, award-winning stars and a flawless execution, Ryan, Brad and Tim have done it again,” said Walden and Newman.
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‘The Walking Dead’ Star Chandler Riggs Insists ‘Carl Wasn’t Being Forgotten’

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‘The Walking Dead’ Star Chandler Riggs Insists ‘Carl Wasn’t Being Forgotten’
Of all the deaths we’ve been through on “The Walking Dead,” the death of Carl Grimes just might hit the hardest — especially because of the cliffhanger way the audience found out about his fate. Actor Chandler Riggs, who plays the one-eyed son of the show’s main character, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), is happy with the legacy his character is leaving behind, though. “It’s really cool knowing that my character still has a legacy that was left behind,” Riggs said in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly. “Carl wasn’t being forgotten. He might be gone, but he’s leaving behind something that’s...
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‘Stargate’ Alums Attached to Syfy International Original ‘The Outpost’

‘Stargate’ Alums Attached to Syfy International Original ‘The Outpost’
Syfy has greenlit “The Outpost,” an original fantasy series for its international networks. “Stargate” producer Dean Devlin and “Stargate SG-1” showrunner Jonathan Glassner will executive produce the 10-part series.

It will bow on NBCUniversal’s Syfy channel across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and Australia. Production got underway Tuesday, in Utah, for delivery later in 2018.

The Outpost” will star Jessica Green (“Ash vs. Evil Dead”) as Talon, the lone survivor of a race called the Blackbloods. After her village is destroyed by mercenaries, she sets out to find the killers of her family, discovering along the way that she has mysterious powers, which ultimately she must use to battle a fanatical religious dictator.
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‘Catastrophe,’ ‘Divorce’ Co-Creator Sharon Horgan Inks Overall Deal With Amazon

‘Catastrophe,’ ‘Divorce’ Co-Creator Sharon Horgan Inks Overall Deal With Amazon
Sharon Horgan has inked a two-year overall deal with Amazon Studios. Amazon has also struck a first-look deal with Merman, the production company Horgan founded with Clelia Mountford.

The pair already have a relationship with Amazon, which has exclusively acquired all seasons of “Catastrophe” for the U.S. Produced by Avalon, Birdbath, and Merman, the comedy series about an unexpected pregnancy and a dysfunctional relationship was co-created by Horgan and Rob Delaney, her co-star on the show, which airs on Channel 4 in Britain.

“Sharon Horgan is one of the sharpest and most engaging actresses, writers, and directors working in television today. We are thrilled she is expanding her collaboration with us at Amazon to create new groundbreaking content,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, head of scripted series for Amazon Studios. “Her strong creative voice and storytelling sensibility have resonated with audiences globally and will make for outstanding shows for our Prime members.”

Horgan earned
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Days of Our Lives: Theo Says Goodbye

Days of Our Lives fans are watching a few hard situations today, most of all the exit of Theo. He’s off to South Africa for some cutting-edge medical treatments designed to help him recover from the pain he’s in and the situation ion which he is in. He is not happy about the way things are progressing, and he has to do what he can to heal. This is obviously not his first choice for taking care of his injuries and healing, but he has to do it if he wants to live the kind of life he was meant

Days of Our Lives: Theo Says Goodbye
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Supernatural: The Wayward Cast Hails Timely Spinoff's 'Powerful' Females

Supernatural: The Wayward Cast Hails Timely Spinoff's 'Powerful' Females
Supernatural fans who have long championed a spinoff centered around Kim Rhodes’ Sheriff Jody Mills and her surrogate daughters are finally getting their wish. On Thursday, the Wayward Sisters backdoor pilot makes its debut (The CW, 8/7c), and the female-led offshoot’s timing couldn’t be more, well, timely.

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“Now is the time that television and movies are discovering that a lot of women want to have their stories told by women, [and] they want to have their voices heard,” Briana Buckmaster, who plays Jody’s friend/ally Sheriff Donna Hanscum,
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Kevin Smith’s Interesting Death Theory For Star Wars Episode IX

Kevin Smith has an interesting death theory for Star Wars episode IX and it might just knock the wind out of you, or possibly tear your heart out if you’re a fan. Many people already know about it and don’t approve of the idea at all, even if there is merit. Okay, enough prevarication, the next death in the current trilogy could be a thing, and not a person. We’ve already had to endure the loss of Han Solo, then Luke Skywalker, and by necessity Princess Leia. Now however the theory is that we might be forced to lose one

Kevin Smith’s Interesting Death Theory For Star Wars Episode IX
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Sony Pictures Chief: Studio Needs to Grow or ‘We’ll Be Somebody’s Purchase’

Miami — Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Tony Vinciquerra said flatly Wednesday that Sony’s entertainment operation has reached a grow-or-sell crossroads.

Speaking at the Natpe conference here, Vinciquerra echoed the comments of numerous media and entertainment CEOs in emphasizing that the drive for global scale in creating and distributing entertainment content is forcing companies to look for ways to bulk up in market share and reach.

“If we don’t grow, we will be somebody’s purchase,” Vinciquerra told moderator Soledad O’Brien. ” I didn’t take the job to do it for a year and sell the company.”

More to come

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Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, U2 Added to Grammy Performers Lineup

Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, U2 Added to Grammy Performers Lineup
Variety Artist Hitmaker of 2017 Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith and U2 have been added to the lineup of performers at the Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced today. Also, Miley Cyrus will join Elton John to perform one of his hits (which was not specified in the announcement), two days before “Elton John: I’m Still Standing—A Grammy Salute,” a tribute concert where John and his longtime writing partner, Bernie Taupin, will receive the Recording Academy President’s Merit Award.

Hosted by James Corden, the Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Et/4:30 p.m. Pt. Previously announced performers include Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, Pink, Ben Platt, and Sza.

Lamar has seven nominations this year: Record Of The Year, Best Rap Performance
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‘The Tick’ Season 2 Greenlit by Amazon Studios, Set for 2019 Premiere

Amazon Studios has ordered a second season of “The Tick,” the reboot of the offbeat superhero series based on the popular comic.

Series creator Ben Edlund (“Firefly,” “Supernatural,” “Gotham”) will return along with leads Peter Serafinowicz (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) as The Tick and Griffin Newman (“Search Party”) as Arthur, with additional casting to be announced.

The Tick” season 2 will comprise 10 episodes and will begin production in 2018. It’s expected to premiere in 2019 exclusively on Prime Video in over 200 countries. The half-hour series is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Amazon Studios.

As previously announced, Amazon will premiere the highly anticipated second half of The Tick’s first season on Feb. 23, 2018, featuring six all-new episodes of the show.

“Ben has created a resounding hit while Peter and Griffin have brought Tick and Arthur to indelible life,” Sharon Yguado, Amazon Studios head of scripted series, said in announcing the renewal. “We can’t wait to bring fans more
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‘Today’ Executive Producer Don Nash Will Step Down

Don Nash, a veteran NBC News executive who has led NBC’s “Today” through years of scorched-earth battle with rival ABC’s “Good Morning America,” is stepping down from his post as the show’s executive producer, NBC News said Wednesday. He was named to the role in 2012.

More to come….

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Guy In Harlem Sending An Entire Boys And Girls Club To See Black Panther

The idea of a man in Harlem sending an entire Boys and Girls Club to see Black Panther is pretty cool. Considering that Black Panther is the first black superhero to debut in comics it’s even more special since it kind of gives a bit of hope and inspiration to the African-American kids that the man is focusing upon to go see the film. I can see the value in this just as anyone else can since Wonder Woman did pretty much the same thing for women when it came out. I do hope that his offer is inclusive though

Guy In Harlem Sending An Entire Boys And Girls Club To See Black Panther
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Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo Details Rocky Relationship with Former Co-Star Patrick Dempsey, Reveals Real Reason Behind Martin Henderson's Exit

Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo Details Rocky Relationship with Former Co-Star Patrick Dempsey, Reveals Real Reason Behind Martin Henderson's Exit
Ellen Pompeo has no more you-know-whats to give.

On the heels of inking a new two-year deal with Grey’s Anatomy worth north of $20 million, the actress gave a no-holds-barred interview to The Hollywood Reporter in which she revealed details of her strained professional relationship with former leading man Patrick Dempsey. Pompeo also divulged the real reason behind Martin Henderson’s recent (and mysteriously abrupt) exit as Mer’s post-McDreamy love Nathan Riggs.

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What follows is an excerpt from her THR Q&A:

For me, Patrick [Dempsey] leaving the show [in 2015] was a defining moment,
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More International Cast Members Join ‘The Name of the Rose’ (Exclusive)

More International Cast Members Join ‘The Name of the Rose’ (Exclusive)
An international cast has been assembled for the upcoming series adaptation of “The Name of the Rose” as production gets underway in Italy this week.

John Turturro and Rupert Everett have already been cast for the key roles, respectively, of William of Baskerville, the 14th century Franciscan monk who investigates a series of grisly murders, and his antagonist, Inquisitor Bernard Gui. Sebastian Koch, star of Oscar-winning German film “The Lives of Others,” has now been confirmed, as have James Cosmo (“SS-gb”) and Richard Sammel (“Inglourious Basterds”).

The cast also includes Fabrizio Bentivoglio (“Human Capital”), Greta Scarano (“Suburra”), Stefano Fresi (“I Can Quit Whenever I Want”), and Piotr Adamczyk (“Karol: A Man Who Became Pope”).

The series is adapted from Umberto Eco’s bestselling novel. Set in Italy in 1327, the story follows William of Baskerville and his apprentice, Adso of Melk, as they hunt down a serial killer in an Alpine monastery. Rising young German
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‘The Tick’ Renewed For Season 2 At Amazon

Amazon has greenlit a second season of half-hour superhero series The Tick. The 10-episode Season 2 will begin production later this year and is expected to premiere in 2019 exclusively on Prime Video. Creator Ben Edlund (Firefly, Supernatural, Gotham) will return for the sophomore season, along with leads Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy) as The Tick and Griffin Newman (Search Party) as Arthur, with additional casting to be announced. The series centers on the…
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Young and the Restless Spoilers: What’s Graham’s Plan for Ashley?

Young and the Restless fans know things are getting a little crazy, and we can’t help but suspect that perhaps Graham has a master plan. We know that syringe he has is filled with poison, and we also know that Ashley’s fingerprints are on it. So will he use it on her and make it look like she killed or tried to kill herself with all her emotional instability, or will he use it on someone else and let the police discover it there so she goes down? He’s not sure yet what he might do with it, but we

Young and the Restless Spoilers: What’s Graham’s Plan for Ashley?
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Todd McFarlane Explains why R-Rated Spawn Won’t be like Deadpool or Logan

On the subject of why Todd McFarlane expects his movie, an R-rated Spawn remake, or reboot, will not be like Deadpool or Logan, it’s easy to say that he sounds kind of like an arrogant elitist that can’t imagine why anyone else’s work should be considered that great. I mean really, here’s a quote: “It’s funny in Hollywood, if you say you want to do an R-rated movie, they go like “Oh like Deadpool or Logan?” For me, no. To me, Deadpool was the PG-13 action movie, it just had some naked butts and a couple of f-bombs. Other than

Todd McFarlane Explains why R-Rated Spawn Won’t be like Deadpool or Logan
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Kevin Durant’s Thirty Five Media Teams With YouTube To Launch Athlete Channels

NBA star Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors is helping other sports stars up game when it comes to their YouTube presence. Durant’s Thirty Five Media, which is co-owned by Rich Kleiman will work closely with the popular video platform to help athletes launch their own channels. They will also create new and innovative sports programming as a development partner for YouTube. The news comes after the wild success of Thirty Five Media’s launch of Durant’s YouTube…
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