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L.A. Confidential: Walton Goggins to Star in Reboot Pilot for CBS

L.A. Confidential: Walton Goggins to Star in Reboot Pilot for CBS
Walton Goggins is headed to CBS. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Justified star has joined the network's L.A. Confidential reboot pilot. Based on the novel by James Ellroy, the drama follows three homicide detectives, a reporter, and an actress whose lives "intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer among the secrets and lies of glamorous and gritty 1950s Los Angeles." In 1997, the book was adapted as a film starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, and Kim Basinger.
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‘Superstore’ Renewed For Season 4 At NBC

‘Superstore’ Renewed For Season 4 At NBC
NBC has renewed hit comedy Superstore for a 22-episode fourth season. Created and written by Justin Spitzer, Superstore centers around Amy (America Ferrera), the store's most stalwart employee as well as the glue holding the place together. Jonah (Ben Feldman), who is often the target of his colleagues ribbing, is joined on the floor with his fellow associates, including sardonic Garrett (Colton Dunn), the ambitious Mateo (Nico Santos) and sweet teenager and new mom…
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"AGT" Brings Everyone Back: Howie, Simon, Mel B, Heidi and Host Tyra Banks All Sign on for Summer 2018

NBC’s hit variety competition “America’s Got Talent” has re-upped all four judges and its host for another run, TheWrap has learned. Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell, Mel B., Heidi Klum and presenter Tyra Banks have all signed on the dotted line for Summer 2018’s “Agt” — a premiere date will be announced soon.

Mandel is the longest-running judge on the talent show — the upcoming Season 13 will mark his ninth-straight. Spice Girl Mel B. and “Project Runway” host Heidi Klum both joined the program in 2013. Cowell effectively replaced Howard Stern 2016, and Banks took over for Nick Cannon just last...
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Ray Liotta Joins ‘The Simpsons’ Family as Moe’s Dad

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Ray Liotta Joins ‘The Simpsons’ Family as Moe’s Dad
The Simpsons” has added another guest star to its impressive line up for the season and this one has a less than desirable familial connection to everyone’s favorite yellow bartender. Ray Liotta has been cast as Moe’s father, Morty Szyslak, for an upcoming episode of the animated Fox comedy, a 20th Century Fox spokesperson told TheWrap on Wednesday. The “Goodfellas” star will lend his voice to a character described as a more cunning, evil version of Moe. The installment, which will reveal more of the bartender’s backstory than we’ve even seen before, is set to air April 15. Executive producer Matt Selman told...
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Grimm's Russell Hornsby to Star in Fox Legal Drama Pilot From Danny Strong

Grimm's Russell Hornsby to Star in Fox Legal Drama Pilot From Danny Strong
In his newest role, Grimm‘s Russell Hornsby will hunt something even more elusive than the craftiest Wesen: justice.

Hornsby has signed on to be the male lead in an untitled legal drama pilot executive-produced by Empire EP/Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Danny Strong, our sister site Deadline reports.

The potential Fox series is set in a law firm that reopens investigations that led to wrongful convictions, with the team putting themselves at risk to exonerate the innocent. Hornsby’s character, Ezekiel “Easy” Boudreau, is described as “a savvy, pragmatic and cool” lawyer employed by the firm.

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Amazon Developing ‘Consider Phlebas’ as Fantasy Drama Series

Amazon Developing ‘Consider Phlebas’ as Fantasy Drama Series
Amazon Studios is developing a fantasy drama series based on the novels about an interstellar utopian society by Scottish author Iain M. Banks.

The digital giant has acquired worldwide rights to “Consider Phlebas,” the first novel in the series about a world known as “the Culture.” Dennis Kelly (“Matilda”) is on board to adapt the book for Amazon Studios and Plan B Entertainment.

“The story of the Culture is so rich and captivating that for years Hollywood has been trying to bring this utopian society to life on the screen,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, head of scripted series at Amazon Studios. “We are honored that we have been chosen, along with Dennis Kelly and Plan B Entertainment, to make ‘Consider Phlebas’ into a television series we think will be loved by fans for years to come.”

Published in 1987, “Consider Phlebas” revolves around a war that erupts between the Culture, a highly advanced and progressive society, and the Idirans
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‘Teen Mom 2’ Star David Eason Fired After Posting Homophobic Tweets

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‘Teen Mom 2’ Star David Eason Fired After Posting Homophobic Tweets
MTV has fired “Teen Mom 2” star David Eason, husband of Jenelle Evans, after he posted homophobic tweets, multiple media outlets reported.

“David Eason’s personal comments do not reflect the views of MTV,” said an MTV spokesperson. “With six weeks left of production on ‘Teen Mom 2,’ effective immediately, we are ending our relationship with him.”

Multiple outlets, including the BBC, reported Eason’s comments came during an exchange with Twitter users about parenting in the wake of the school shooting in Florida last week.

According to People, Eason referred to gay and transgender...
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Netflix and Zilch: There Really Is Less to Stream on Netflix These Days

It’s a pattern that’s been going on for a while now. With each passing month Netflix removes any number of great movies – ranging from beloved classics to niche interests – and replaces them with less than desirable content. Not only does it seem like there really is less to watch on Netflix these days, it feels like there’s less good things to watch. And that number seems to be shrinking monthly. And you know what? That’s not entirely inaccurate. A recent survey of the titanic streaming service has shown a dramatic decline in movies offered within just the

Netflix and Zilch: There Really Is Less to Stream on Netflix These Days
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General Hospital Spoilers: Alexis is Furious

General Hospital fans know it’s going to be difficult for Alexis to believe that Ned had nothing to do with what just happened to her. She’s been blindsided at the most crucial and most important part of her life and this election, and we know there is not a chance in the world she feels that this is not going to be a work of his. He wants to win the election, and he is feeling good that he will now that this unflattering news story has come out about her. The truth, however, is that he really had nothing

General Hospital Spoilers: Alexis is Furious
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about “The Frankenstein Chronicles”

The Frankenstein Chronicles’ is a British television series that was originally aired on November 11, 2015, on ITV Encore. This British period crime drama is set in 19th century London and is a reimagining of the myth of Frankenstein. The main character is Inspector John Marlott who is solving mysterious crimes in the English capital. There were six episodes in the first season and ITV announced in June 2016 that the series was returning for a second season of six episodes in 2017. Netflix has now picked up the series and it will be shown in the United States and

Five Things You Didn’t Know about “The Frankenstein Chronicles
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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Did Kayla Make the Right Decision Lying to Steve?

Days of Our Lives fans are wondering if Kayla made the right decision when she decided to keep her mouth shut about what happened to Tripp and Ciara. She knows they’ve been kidnapped, she knows who has them, and she knows what might happen. But he’s ill, and he’s in bed, and he needs to focus on getting better. She knows that if he finds out what happened and what is going on in this situation, he will do everything in his power to stop this from happening by going after the boy and his friend and working on

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Did Kayla Make the Right Decision Lying to Steve?
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eOne Teams With Vicky Jones & Phoebe Waller-Bridge On Romantic Comedy Thriller Series ‘Run’

Entertainment One is teaming with Vicky Jones (Killing Eve) and Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge via Jones and Waller-Bridge’s DryWrite banner, on romantic thriller comedy series Run. The project was announced by Mark Gordon, eOne's President and Chief Content Officer, Film, Television and Digital at eOne's annual Drama Preview Thursday morning in London. Written by Jones with Waller-Bridge in a recurring role, Run is a romantic-comedic-thriller about ex-lovers who…
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‘Fleabag’ Team to Develop Romantic-Comedy Series With Entertainment One

Vicky Jones and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are developing a new series titled “Run” with Entertainment One (eOne).

Jones and Waller-Bridge will produce under their DryWrite banner. It marks the first time DryWrite has produced a television series, having previously produced multiple theatrical productions.

Run” is described as a romantic-comedic-thriller about ex-lovers who made a pact 15 years ago that if they ever needed to escape life, they could send each other a simple text message – “Run” – and disappear together. Jones wrote the series with Waller-Bridge appearing in a recurring role. The pair will executive produce alongside Emily Leo of Wigwam Films. Carolyn Newman and Polly Williams will serve as executives in charge for eOne.

Jones and Waller-Bridge received international acclaim for “Fleabag,” a darkly comic BBC series starring Waller-Bridge that was acquired by Amazon in 2016. The series is based on Waller-Bridge’s play of the same name, which Jones directed. Jones’s other credits include directing the play “Mydidae
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Old Yeller”

Who reading this cried when Old Yeller got shot? Come on now, there’s nothing to be ashamed of, it was a tender, heart-rending moment that you can own up to and fully accept. I know like a lot of my classmates back in the day I had tears running down my cheeks even if I wasn’t sobbing like the rest of the kids. It was a touching tale of a young boy bonding with a dog that wanted to stick around, so of course it was bound to be sad when Old Yeller finally succumbed to rabies. But it did

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Old Yeller”
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The 20 Most Powerful Weapons in the DC Universe

Ever since the first issue of Action Comics was issued in 1938 (the issue that introduced Superman), DC has captured the imaginations of children and adults alike all over the world. Today, the company is one of the biggest wings of Warner Bros. and brings in billions of dollars in sales every year. DC Comics holds the rights to some of the biggest names in superhero films today. Some of the most famous heroes under their wing are Nightwing, The Flash, Green Lantern, The Atom, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. These names are recognizable to most people, especially

The 20 Most Powerful Weapons in the DC Universe
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‘Taskmaster’ Bumper Order; Pro7 CEO; London Lgbtq+ Film Festival – Global Briefs

Taskmaster, the British entertainment series produced by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver producer Avalon Television, has been handed a bumper, four season order by UKTV. The multichannel broadcaster has order four, ten-part series of the Greg Davies and Alex Horne-fronted show, which takes it through to 2019. This comes as the series, which sees the 'taskmaster' issue a range of comedic and bizarre tasks to celebrity contestants, is set to air on Comedy Central in the…
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Sony Prepares ‘The Launch’ for International Take Off

Sony Pictures Television has scooped the international rights to “The Launch” and is prepping a U.K. and other local versions of the singing format, which has fared well in Canada. Season one has just wrapped on free-tv network CTV.

Spt will sell the finished Canadian version and the remake rights, with its London-based production company Electric Ray assigned to working up a U.K. version.

The format sees unsigned, emerging artists audition for the chance to record and perform in each standalone episode. Music industry names mentor the acts and decide which version of the song is released and in Canada several of the singles have gone on to top the charts. Mentors in season one included Shania Twain, Boy George, and Fergie.

Sarah Edwards, creative director of global formats, Sony Pictures Television said: “As soon as we saw it we knew it was the music talent show we had been looking for. It is a unique
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Musical Moments on TV: “Zou Bisou Bisou” on Mad Men

Musical moments like this one on Mad Men certainly take the spotlight at times. It also tends to introduce main characters like Megan since her rendition of Zou Bisou Bisou by Gillian Hills tends to steal the show for just a bit. Yet these are the moments that get remembered the most since these are the moments that tend to capture the eyes and the ears of people watching. You can see the reaction in the room as well as it turns from uncertainty to amazement and in some cases quiet judgment that you know won’t fade away for the

Musical Moments on TV: “Zou Bisou Bisou” on Mad Men
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Electric Ray Developing UK Version Of CTV’s ‘The Launch’ After Distribution Deal with Sony Pictures Television

British production company Electric Ray is developing a UK version of Canadian talent contest The Launch after Bell Media and record label Big Machine struck a wide-ranging distribution deal with Sony Pictures Television. The international sales arm of the Hollywood studio will sell the format internationally, the first time that a Bell Media original format for CTV has been sold globally, as well as selling the Canadian version. The music competition series follows what…
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Artist Recreates The Fifth Element in Anime Style

Ever notice how anime tends to make some characters stand out even more than the films they star in did? In this version of the Fifth Element the artist renders the characters in such a great way that you get to thinking a little differently about the movie as opposed to what you might have thought about the live action version. It was action-packed and kind of needed to be but it was also a touching story when you through all the scifi and really got into it. Looking at Leeloo in the top picture you get a little more

Artist Recreates The Fifth Element in Anime Style
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