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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Producers on Season 1 Finale, and How Season 2 Will Be ‘What Trek Does Really Well’

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Producers on Season 1 Finale, and How Season 2 Will Be ‘What Trek Does Really Well’
[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery” Season 1, Episode 15, “Will You Take My Hand?”]

According to “Star Trek: Discovery” co-showrunner Gretchen Berg, legendary TV producer Aaron Spelling is the reason why no major character dies in the season finale of “Star Trek: Discovery.”

“We worked on the original ‘Beverly Hills 90210,'” she told IndieWire, “And somebody was going to die or not going to die, and his attitude came back down that he didn’t want the person to die and I was like, ‘Why? Come on, that’s life!’”

Added Aaron Harberts, her co-showrunner, “The Mr. Spelling in me is always like, ‘You don’t kill a character! You just don’t. Because it’s good to be able to bring them back.’”

Thus, while characters like Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) and Tyler (Shazad Latif) are no longer members of the Discovery crew at the end of Season 1, the opportunity for them to return remains.
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33 Shows To Binge if You Love California

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California Dreaming! Stretches of sandy beaches, sparkling blue oceans and extravagant infinity pools decorated with bikini-clad bombshells and gorgeous men in such good shape, it's crazy.

Or is it? This is California after all! Known for its beautiful people who, despite living laid-back lifestyles, are some of the most dramatic, complicated, and entertaining people on television.

We're going deep inside the most notorious West Coast neighborhoods from the beaches of Santa Monica and Malibu to the hottest spots in Hollywood and Silver Lake to bring you, true TV Fanatics, the most binge-able television series homegrown in California.

Which series on this list are Your favorites, too? Which are you going to binge? Any best of the West Coast I missed?

1. Baywatch How dangerous must our beaches have been before Baywatch came along to protect and serve with seriously suntanned sexiness? David Hasselhoff stars as veteran lifeguard, Mitch Buchannon, who mentors
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Shannen Doherty Weighs in on the CW's Charmed Reboot: "I'm Intrigued by the Idea"

As the CW endeavors to bring Charmed back to the airwaves, at least one of the show's original stars is keeping an open mind. Following Holly Marie Combs' steadfast outright dismissal of plans to reboot Aaron Spelling's supernatural drama, Shannen Doherty, who starred as Prue Halliwell in the show's first three seasons, has offered her thoughts on the matter, engaging with fans on Twitter and offering a much more nuanced take on things than her former co-star. Responding to a fan who argued that the fact that someone wanted to reboot Charmed pointed to it finally getting the respect it deserved, Doherty admitted that the idea that a new generation could walk away as inspired as the original's fans...
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Witches Return For "Charmed"

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The CW has ordered a TV pilot for a reboot of "Charmed", set in the present day, based on a story by Jennie Urman ("Jane the Virgin"), to be  directed by Brad Silberling ("Dynasty"), for CBS Television Studios:

The pilot will reimagine producer Aaron Spelling's classic TV series, that starred Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, Shannen Doherty and Rose McGowan.

"...'Charmed' follows three sisters, known as the 'Charmed Ones', the most powerful good witches of all time, whose destiny is to protect innocent lives from evil beings such as demons and 'warlocks'.

"Each sister possesses unique magical powers that grow and evolve, while they attempt to maintain normal lives in modern day San Francisco. Keeping their supernatural identities separate and secret from their ordinary lives often becomes a challenge for them, with the exposure of magic having far-reaching consequences on their various relationships and resulting in a number of police and FBI investigations.
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‘Charmed’ Reboot, Supernatural Cop Drama ‘Dead Inside’ Ordered to Pilot at CW

‘Charmed’ Reboot, Supernatural Cop Drama ‘Dead Inside’ Ordered to Pilot at CW
The CW has ordered two drama pilots for the 2018-2019 season.

The first is the long-awaited “Charmed,” a reboot of the original series centers on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches. The project was originally in development at the network last year but was rolled into this year. The original version of the reboot was set in the 1970’s but this new version will take place in the present day.

It is based on a story by Jennie Urman, creator of The CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” who will executive produce with “Jane the Virgin” writers Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin writing and executive producing. Brad Silberling, who has executive produced CW shows including “Jane the Virgin,” “Dynasty,” “No Tomorrow” and “Reign,” will direct and executive produce with Ben Silverman also executive producing. CBS Television Studios will produce.

The original “Charmed” ran for eight seasons on the WB (now the CW
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TV Critics Share Their Best Interview Experiences — IndieWire Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Which is the interview you are proudest of? Not only who you got to speak to, but how the interaction and final product turned out.

Pilot Viruet (@pilotbacon), Freelance

My immediate thought was this interview with Stone Cold Steve Austin, who I was obsessed with as a child and who still remains in my top three wrestlers. He was kind and insightful, but most of my favorite excerpts are from after the official interview, when we just chatted about politics and writing styles — a lovely surprise from a guy who is perhaps best known for dumping beer on his own head! But I’m most proud
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 6)

1975: Another World expanded to an hour full-time.

1983: Felicia Gallant arrived in Another World's Bay City.

1986: General Hospital's Monica was at odds with Alan.

1997: Aaron Spelling's Sunset Beach premiered on NBC."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1966: On Peyton Place, Rodney Harrington (Ryan O'Neal) visited Allison Mackenzie (Mia Farrow) at Doctors Hospital. She had told Rodney she loved him on the day of his arraignment but she no longer remembered her feelings for him. The episode was written by Sonya Roberts and Rita Lakin. Lakin went on to become head writer of daytime soap opera The Doctors.
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 12)

1981: Primetime soap Dynasty premiered on ABC.

1993: Maureen Bauer died on Guiding Light.

2009: As the World Turns Luke and Noah made love.

2012: One Life to Live's Viki gave a speech for the ages about

beloved canceled soap Fraternity Row."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1967: The character of Hope Bauer, who crossed over from The Guiding Light, appeared on Another World for the final time. Elissa Leeds played the role on both shows.

1976: Days of our Lives stars Bill Hayes (Doug) and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Read the article here.
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Good Morning "Angels"

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"Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years A Slave") are in talks to star in another reboot of "Charlie’s Angels", as "...beautiful girls who live dangerously", to be directed by Elizabeth Banks ("Pitch Perfect 2") targeting a June 7, 2019 release:

Created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts for producer Aaron Spelling, the first 1976 line-up of 'Angels' included Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith, followed by numerous other angels until 1981.

A "Charlie's Angels" feature (2000) starred Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, with a sequel titled "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle".

"...'Sabrina Duncan', 'Jill Munroe' and 'Kelly Garrett' have all graduated from the police academy in Los Angeles, California.

"Despite proving their capability during training, all three have subsequently been assigned to be a meter maid, office worker and crossing guard, respectively.

"Dissatisfied with these jobs, they are recruited to work for
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Shonda Rhimes on Move From ABC to Netflix: ‘It’s Not as if We’re Going Anywhere’

Shonda Rhimes on Move From ABC to Netflix: ‘It’s Not as if We’re Going Anywhere’
Shonda Rhimes addressed concerns about the future of her ABC shows in light of her deal with Netflix during the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Monday.

“I think there’s a misconception,” Rhimes said at the panel for the “Grey’s Anatomy” firehouse spinoff. “We’re already at Netflix and we’re on ABC. Our deal with Netflix already began. It’s not like we’re going to pack our bags and take some boxes and march some place else at a set time. We’re here. We have five shows at ABC. We’re developing another. We’re really happy where we are…It’s not as if we’re going anywhere. It’s like saying I have five kids and I’m going to leave and go someplace else. It’s not as if there’s a separation date or something.”

Those five shows are: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “How to Get Away with Murder
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‘Scandal’ Ending: With Shonda Rhimes Off to Netflix, ABC Boss Says A Future Revival Looks Unlikely

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ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey put a positive spin on Shonda Rhimes’ exit to Netflix on Monday, but admitted she’s uncertain whether Rhimes could produce any future spinoffs or reboots of her successful franchises at the network.

Beyond “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and the retiring “Scandal,” Rhimes still has two upcoming shows: A still-untitled “Grey’s” spinoff set in a Seattle firehouse, and the legal drama “For The People.”

“I’m less clear what that means in terms of trying to do subsequent spinoffs of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ given the terms of her new deal,” Dungey said. “We haven’t had those conversations yet. What I do know is that we have her services on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and the spinoff and the rest of these shows until the end of their runs.”

That also extends to eventual reboots or revivals of Shondaland shows like “Scandal,
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ABC’s Channing Dungey Talks Time’s Up, Shonda Rhimes, Fox Deal

The morning after the Time’s Up movement dominated the Golden Globe Awards, ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey spoke about changing attitudes toward sexual harassment and assault in the industry and how they have impacted her network.

“I think that we’re kind of at a watershed moment in a real way, and it’s an exciting time to be here, to be in this role to be at this company,” Dungey said Monday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena. “We think that we have a collective responsibility to do more and to do better. Whether it’s 50-50 by 2020, whether it’s Time’s Up and everything else that’s happening, I’m really happy that these conversations are happening. I think it’s an issue that we have always taken very seriously as a company, and we will continue to do so moving forward. We have a
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‘The Big Sick’ Star Holly Hunter Readies for Career Achievement Award at Palm Springs

‘The Big Sick’ Star Holly Hunter Readies for Career Achievement Award at Palm Springs
As awards season takes over Hollywood, keep up with all the ins, outs, and big accolades with our bi-weekly Awards Roundup column.

– The 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Holly Hunter with the Career Achievement Award at its annual Film Awards Gala. Past recipients of the Career Achievement Award include Annette Bening, Glenn Close, Kevin Costner, Bruce Dern, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Sally Field, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Lynn Redgrave.

Holly Hunter’s career is filled with many memorable performances including her Academy Award-winning role in ‘The Piano’ as well as other films including ‘Broadcast News,’ ‘The Firm,’ ‘The Incredibles’ and more,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner in an official statement. “In her recent film ‘The Big Sick,’ she brings comedy and poignancy as a mother coping with her daughter’s coma, while bonding with her daughter’s ex-boyfriend. It is our great honor
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Good Morning "Angels"

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Kristen Stewart ("Twilight") and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years A Slave") are in talks to star in another reboot of "Charlie’s Angels", as "...beautiful girls who live dangerously", to be directed by Elizabeth Banks ("Pitch Perfect 2") targeting a June 7, 2019 release:

Created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts for producer Aaron Spelling, the original 1976-1981 TV series line-up of 'Angels' starred Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith, followed by a "Charlie's Angels" feature (2000) starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. That film's sequel was "Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle" .

"...'Sabrina Duncan', 'Jill Munroe' and 'Kelly Garrett' have all graduated from the police academy in Los Angeles, California.

"Despite proving their capability during training, all three have subsequently been assigned to be a meter maid, office worker and crossing guard, respectively.

"Dissatisfied with these jobs, they are recruited to work for the 'Charles Townsend Agency' as private investigators.

"Their boss,
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All About Beyonce and Jay-z's New $88 Million Bel Air Mansion

All About Beyonce and Jay-z's New $88 Million Bel Air Mansion
Beyonce and Jay-Z have finally found a home in Los Angeles after house hunting for two years. The couple paid $88 million for their Bel Air mansion, a source confirms to People.

The compound is made up of six structures with approximately 30,000 square feet of interior space. A sprawling outdoor area adds another 10,000 square feet, according to the Los Angeles Times. Spa and wellness facilities, bulletproof windows and four swimming pools are just a few of the amenities said to come with their pricey pad, which reportedly carried an asking price of $135 million. The deal stands to be the biggest real
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Nathalie Kelley Gives ‘Dynasty’ Reboot A Latin Flair

After bringing back two of the biggest '90s soaps -- Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place -- The CW is venturing back into retro soap territory with its reboot of the '80s classic Dynasty. (Not surprisingly, all three were originally produced by the late king of TV soaps, Aaron Spelling.) While storylines about gay characters [...]
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10 Ways CW’s ‘Dynasty’ Reboot Will Be Different From the Original

10 Ways CW’s ‘Dynasty’ Reboot Will Be Different From the Original
Dynasty” is coming back to television in the form of a younger, sexier, sassier CW series.

In anticipation of the fall debut, the cast and creators of The CW’s “Dynasty” addressed the press for the first time on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills for a well-received panel about the differences and similarities to the original primetime soap opera.

“You see the word ‘Dynasty,’ and you’re like, ‘Oh yes,'” exclaimed star Elizabeth Gillies, who plays Fallon Carrington in the modernized reboot, recalling when the script first landed in her lap.

The cast and executive producers, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of “Gossip Girl” and writer Sallie Patrick, expressed their desire to honor the original characters, while also making them their own. “I wanted to bring my own thing to her. I think she’s feisty as ever,” Gillies said.

Here are 10 more things we learned about The CW’s
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‘Dynasty’ Is The Perfect Soap For Donald Trump’s America – TCA

With Donald Trump in the White House, it's the perfect time to reboot Aaron Spelling’s iconic ’80s soap Dynasty on the CW, executive producer Josh Schwartz told TV critics today at TCA. "We are living in an age of dynasties," he said, adding, "You can't look at the news" without hearing about "Trump or the Clintons or the Kardashians or the Murdochs. Our news is filled with stories of dynasties." The reboot is about "a diverse family trying to get along despite their…
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Dynasty: What's New (And What's Not) in The CW's Rich and Glitzy Reboot

Dynasty: What's New (And What's Not) in The CW's Rich and Glitzy Reboot
The more Dynasty changes, the more it stays the same.

The CW’s reboot of the ’80s primetime soap keeps the glitz and glamour of the original, touting the ridiculously wealthy Carrington family as the “1 percent of the 1 percent” and promising a hair-pulling, bitch-slapping catfight in the very first episode. And right now might actually be the perfect time for a Dynasty revival.

“We are definitely living in the age of dynasties… whether we’re talking about Trumps or Clintons or Kardashians or Murdochs,” executive producer Josh Schwartz (Gossip Girl, The O.C.) told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday.
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Witches Return For "Charmed"

Sneak Peek Dynamite Entertainment's "Charmed" #5, written by Erica Schultz and illustrated by Maria Sanapo, available July 19, 2017, in support of a fresh "Charmed" TV pilot, set in 1976, 're-imagining' the original Aaron Spelling series, that previously aired for eight seasons on CBS:

"...in the final showdown, with the 'Power of Three' broken, how will the sisters defeat 'Djall' and prevent the 'Underworld' from taking over our world? 

"But those 'Halliwell' sisters still have a trick up their sleeves..."

The pilot script for the new "Charmed", written by Chris Keyser ("Party of Five") and Sydney Sidner, reimagines producer Aaron Spelling's series...

...that starred Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, Shannen Doherty and Rose McGowan:

"...'Charmed' follows three sisters, known as the 'Charmed Ones', the most powerful good witches of all time...

"...whose destiny is to protect innocent lives from evil beings such as demons and 'warlocks'.

"Each sister possesses
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