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‘What We Do In The Shadows’ TV Series Reboot From Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi Gets FX Pilot Order, Sets Cast

‘What We Do In The Shadows’ TV Series Reboot From Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi Gets FX Pilot Order, Sets Cast
A reboot of What We Do In The Shadows is in the works for the small screen. FX has given a pilot order to a half-hour comedy based on the 2014 mockumentary horror film co-written, co-directed and starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Clement is attached as writer and executive producer on TV adaptation and Waititi will direct and executive produce. Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen are set to star in the FX pilot, executive produced by…
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The Good Doctor: Will Yun Lee to Guest on ABC TV Show

The Good Doctor: Will Yun Lee to Guest on ABC TV Show
Will Yun Lee is coming to ABC. Entertainment Weekly reports the Hawaii Five-0 star will guest on The Good Doctor. The medical drama stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a new surgical resident with autism and savant syndrome whose incredible memory and keen ability to perceive spatial relations inform Shaun’s gifted comprehension of his patients. The cast also includes Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Beau Garrett, Hill Harper, Tamlyn Tomita, and Richard Schiff.
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‘The Resident’ Consultant Under Review Amid ‘Code Black’ Sexual Harassment Claims

‘The Resident’ Consultant Under Review Amid ‘Code Black’ Sexual Harassment Claims
Twentieth Century Fox Television is reviewing a sexual-harassment claim against Zachary Lutsky, a prominent Hollywood medical consultant who currently works on Fox’s “The Resident” and was the subject of a human-resources investigation while working on ABC StudiosCode Black,” Variety has learned.

“We have only recently learned of these allegations through an inquiry from a reporter,” said a spokesman for 20th Century Fox TV. “We are not aware of any claims made concerning his conduct on ‘The Resident.’ We take these matters seriously and are reviewing this.”

Lutsky served as a medical consultant on season two of “Code Black,” which is produced by ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios. Three sources close to the production told Variety that in 2016 Lutsky had already been informed that his contract would not be picked up for the following season when two female employees told producers that they had been subjected to continuous verbal sexual harassment by Lutsky over a
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Mark Burnett Revives Boxing Series ‘The Contender’ With Epix, Paramount Television

Mark Burnett Revives Boxing Series ‘The Contender’ With Epix, Paramount Television
The Contender” is back in the ring, this time on Epix.

Mark Burnett, MGM TV and Digital and Paramount TV are reviving the boxing competition series that ran on NBC from 2005 to 2009. The show revolves around an elimination-style competition among 16 boxers as they train and fight in the hopes of winning a six-figure purse and the title of “The Contender.” Several pugilists from the earlier incarnation went on to compete in world championships, including Sergio Mora, who took the Wbc Super Welterweight Championship title in 2008.

Eric Van Wagenen is executive producer and showrunner alongside Burnett, who is now president of MGM Television and Digital. Van Wagenen worked on the original series with Burnett. Sylvester Stallone was also on board the NBC version but there’s no word if he’s back again this time.

“Boxing belongs on premium pay television and there is no better home for ‘The Contender’ than Epix.” said Burnett
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‘Timeless’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On NBC

‘Timeless’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On NBC
The canceled-then-quickly-renewed NBC series Timeless has gotten a Season 2 premiere date. The sophomore season of the popular time travel series will debut at 10 PM March 11, following a three-hour premiere of the annual "American Ninja Warrior: USA Vs. the World" special.

Timeless will continue in its Sunday 10 PM slot following the previously announced second-season premiere of Steve Harvey-hosted Little Big Shots and the debut of the Neil Patrick Harris-led gameshow Geni…
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Has ABC Signalled Inhumans’ Cancellation?

Has ABC Signalled Inhumans’ Cancellation?
Bad news, Inhumans fans, it looks like ABC may have cancelled its fledging series after just one season.

Starring Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan and Ken Leung, Inhumans got off to a rocky start. Spectacularly launched in IMAX, the Marvel TV show failed to pull in the critical or commercial acclaim that shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or Daredevil did. Even the honor of being first TV series to air in IMAX couldn’t save Inhumans from a universally panned debut season, meaning that the writing was already on the wall for the show, however, ABC may have just sealed its fate.
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TNT Parts Ways With ‘Snowpiercer’ Showrunner Josh Friedman (Exclusive)

TNT Parts Ways With ‘Snowpiercer’ Showrunner Josh Friedman (Exclusive)
TNT has parted ways with Josh Friedman, the showrunner of the TV adaptation of “Snowpiercer,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Friedman was an executive producer on the project and wrote the pilot, which was shot last year. “Snowpiercer” was ordered to series by TNT earlier this month. A source close to the network cited creative differences as the reason.

The series, based on the 2014 Bong Joon Ho film, takes place seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland and centers on a small band of people who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Jennifer Connelly stars as Melanie Cavill, an important first-class passenger and leader who is fascinated by the less fortunate riders on the train. The “Snowpiercer” cast also includes Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand and Lena Hall.

Friedman had a great
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SAG Awards: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

SAG Awards: Biggest Snubs and Surprises
The Screen Actors Guild usually proves themselves to be creatures of habit: They reward the same stars, year in and year out — following their own patterns rather than setting any new trends.

But the night wasn’t completely by the books. Here’s a look at some of the award show’s biggest curveballs:

Surprise: “This Is Us” (NBC)

Admittedly, this race was a tough one to call: Good arguments could have been made for any of the nominees. But “Stranger Things” was a surprise win last year, and the SAG did it again, crowning the NBC tearjerker. The last time a broadcast series took home the trophy was in 2006 for ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Snub: “Stranger Things” (Netflix)

Speaking of “Stranger Things,” the Netflix series went 0-for-4 tonight. Nothing for David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, the stunt team, or the cast — depriving viewers of yet another rousing speech from Harbour and Winona Ryder’s facial
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Nicole Kidman Wins SAG Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for ‘Big Little Lies’

Nicole Kidman Wins SAG Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for ‘Big Little Lies’
The question wasn’t so much if “Big Little Lies” would take home the SAG Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries, but who. As has happened multiple times since last fall, Nicole Kidman took home the prize, edging out two of her fellow cast members.

Co-stars Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon were two of the other finalists in the Best Actress in a Miniseries category. The idea that the actresses from the HBO hit would cancel out votes for each other was mitigated by the fact that the only other series nominated in this category had a pair of actresses itself: Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon each picked up nods for “Feud: Bette and Joan.”

“It’s only the beginning,” Kidman said of the support stories about older
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This Is Us Cast Wins SAG Award in Surprising Victory

This Is Us Cast Wins SAG Award in Surprising Victory
The This Is Us cast won the Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday night for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.

Joined by the entire cast, Milo Ventimiglia thanked the popular NBC show’s cast and crew, giving a special shout-out to helpers on set and creator Dan Fogelman.

“We are just a small collection of a lot of very talented and very hardworking people who work on this show,” said Ventimiglia, who plays patriarch Jack Pearson on the tearjerker series. “Without Dan and our talented writers, we would not have words to say.”

“The people who
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Veep: Final Season Delayed Until 2019 Following Julia Louis-Dreyfus Cancer Treatment

Veep: Final Season Delayed Until 2019 Following Julia Louis-Dreyfus Cancer Treatment
Selina Meyer’s reelection campaign won’t get underway until next year.

According to Veep‘s Matt Walsh, the Emmy-winning comedy’s seventh and final season is expected to begin production in August, once star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has had enough time to recuperate after undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. As such, the series’ swan song is not expected to premiere before 2019.

“We’ll start filming in August and it will air in 2019,” Walsh told EW.com. “We’ve seen [Julia], she’s done some table reads [and] she’s doing well.”

Louis-Dreyfus
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Morgan Freeman’s Awkward Shoutout to Lily Tomlin Was The SAG Awards’ Most Unusual Moment — Watch

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Morgan Freeman’s Awkward Shoutout to Lily Tomlin Was The SAG Awards’ Most Unusual Moment — Watch
As Morgan Freeman began his speech on stage at the SAG Awards on Sunday night, he suddenly stopped. “Hey … I’m talking to you. Yeah, hey,” he said to someone in the front of the audience. “Okay, well you just stand out to me for me, that’s all!”

At the time, it seemed like Freeman was either flirting with someone in the crowd, or chastising an audience member for being distracting as he began his acceptance speech as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honoree. (Sites like TMZ assumed it was the latter.) Watch the moment in the clip below.

But backstage, Freeman revealed to IndieWire that he actually was thrown by seeing a familiar face: Lily Tomlin. “She’s a wonder in herself and I’ve always loved her. I see her and I say hello!”

Read More:sag Awards 2018 Review: Kristen Bell Puts Sincerity Over Self in a
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Sorry, but the Friends Movie Trailer Is a Hoax

Sorry, but the Friends Movie Trailer Is a Hoax
Unfortunately, Friends is not headed to the big screen. Over the weekend, a trailer featuring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer went viral on social media, leading some fans to mistakenly believe that the actors were returning for a Friends movie. The fan-made video, published Jan. 12, racked up nearly 4 million views and renewed interest in a possible reunion. Thanks to some clever editing, it appeared as if Aniston's Rachel Green, Cox's Monica Geller-Bing, Kudrow's Phoebe Buffay, LeBlanc's Joey Tribbiani, Perry's Chandler Bing and Schwimmer's Ross Geller were back in each other's lives after going their separate ways in the NBC...
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Big Little Lies Season 2: [Spoiler] Poised to Return

Big Little Lies Season 2: [Spoiler] Poised to Return
The following story contains spoilers about Big Little Lies‘ forthcoming second season… proceed at your own peril

When HBO officially announced last month that it was moving forward with a second season of Big Little Lies, the cabler noted that “most” of the main characters are expected to accompany Nicole Kidman’s Celeste and Reese Witherspoon’s Madeline back to Monterey. Apparently even the dead ones.

RELATEDWhy Big Little Lies Is Switching Directors for Season 2

TVLine has learned exclusively that Alexander Skarsgard — whose abusive alter ego, Perry, was seemingly killed off in the HBO dramedy’s Season 1 climax — is expected to return in some capacity.
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Joseph Fiennes Teases The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 at 2018 SAG Awards: 'It's Full of Inspiration'

Joseph Fiennes Teases The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 at 2018 SAG Awards: 'It's Full of Inspiration'
The Handmaid’s Tale star Joseph Fiennes arrived at the 2018 SAG Awards red carpet wearing a Time’s Up pin Sunday, continuing the momentum started two weeks prior at the Golden Globes.

“The three most important people in my life are my wife and my two daughters, I would love for my two daughters to enter a world of parity of pay,” he told PeopleTV’s Lola Ogunnaike and People Now’s Jeremy Parsons at The People, Entertainment Weekly & TNT Official SAG Awards Red Carpet Live Show Sunday. “It seems crazy in today’s age that we should be fighting for that.
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Tony Hale Brings His Drama Teacher to the 2018 SAG Awards and More Memorable Moments

Tony Hale Brings His Drama Teacher to the 2018 SAG Awards and More Memorable Moments
From playing Buster Bluth on Arrested Development to starring as Gary Walsh on Veep, Tony Hale has experienced a lot of success throughout his career. On Sunday, the Emmy-winning actor shined the spotlight on the woman who helped make it all possible by bringing his drama teacher Tina to the 2018 SAG Awards.  Tina and Tony go way back. In fact, she mentored the TV star throughout both middle school and high school. "He was always very talented," Tina told E! NewsGiuliana Rancic on the red carpet. "So, we knew that he would be somewhere like this, for sure." However, Tony remembered his early acting days a little bit differently.  "I was...
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TVLine Items: Natalie Portman to Host SNL, Last Week Tonight Video and More

TVLine Items: Natalie Portman to Host SNL, Last Week Tonight Video and More
Natalie Portman is returning to Saturday Night Live for the first time in more than a decade.

The actress will host the Feb. 3 installment, with Dua Lipa serving as musical guest, it was announced on Monday.

Excited to announce Natalie Portman and @Dualipa! #SNL pic.twitter.com/vi4xnyyBC9

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Videossnl Imagines a Bleak Fresh Prince in Spoof of Will Smith’s ’90s Sitcom

Portman — who’s known for her Oscar-winning work in Black Swan, as well as her roles in the Thor and Star Wars franchises — last headlined SNL in 2006. During that hosting stint,
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Dilan Gwyn

Dilan Gwyn is an actress from Sweden who made an intentional choice to move to the United States, where there are more roles available in more movies and TV shows. As a result, she has since started appearing in a wide range of roles in a wide range of projects, though her single best-known role should be on Freeform’s Beyond. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about Dilan Gwyn: Daughter of Orhan Kotan Gwyn’s father is a Kurdish man named Orhan Kotan. For those who are unfamiliar with the Kurdish people, they are one

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Dilan Gwyn
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PepsiCo’s Super Bowl Commercial for Doritos, Mountain Dew is Two Ads in One

PepsiCo hopes it can squeeze two ads into one and triumph over dozens of other Super Bowl commercials vying for consumer attention.

The consumer-products giant behind Quaker Oats, Tropicana orange juice and Diet Pepsi, among other supermarket favorites, is testing a tricky stratagem. In an event that typically demands strong, simple ad messages for the biggest (and often most inebriated) TV audience of the year, PepsiCo will advertise two different products within the confines of a single 60-second commercial: a new spicy iteration of Doritos and a new lemon-lime variant of Mountain Dew.

“You do run the risk of one brand overshadowing the other, and not getting that new product message out,” acknowledged Greg Lyons, chief marketing officer of PepsiCo’s North America Beverages division, in an interview. NBC will broadcast Super Bowl Li from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on February 4.

In this case, PepsiCo executives believe they have the right formula to offset the danger
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‘What We Do in The Shadows’ Series Lands at FX With Pilot Production Commitment

The long-rumored “What We Do in the Shadows” series is moving forward at FX with a pilot production commitment, Variety has learned.

Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi–the stars, writers, and directors of the 2014 film–will serve as executive producers, with Clement serving as writer and Waititi serving as director. Scott Rudin, Paul Simms, Garrett Basch, and Eli Bush will also executive produce. FX Productions will produce.

Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, and Harvey Guillen are set to star in the half-hour series. The exact details of the plot are being kept under wraps, but Waititi previously said the show would be set in the United States rather than New Zealand, per Fandango. The original film is a mockumentary about a group of vampires named Viago, Vladislav, Deacon, and Petyr living in the city of Wellington.

This is not the only “What We Do in the Shadows”-associated project in the works. Clement and Waititi
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