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Jason Momoa’s Netflix Series Frontier Gets Second Season Renewal Before An Episode Even Airs

Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Justice League (Image via Warner Bros.)

Netflix has always been in the business of making bold moves. This was a company that made the seemingly-stupid decision of mailing its customers DVDs, and once that took off, it made the decision to shift its focus to online streaming. They then shifted their emphasis onto producing original content, a move that seems to be doing wonders for them. While all the signs point to this being a big success, the fact is they’re the only ones with their hands on all their user data, so even when they make a move seemingly out of the blue, we can only imagine it’s because they know something we don’t.

In another move where they prove they have all the cards, Netflix and Discovery have renewed the series Frontier for a second season, THR reports. The Jason Momoa-led series,
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Jason Momoa to Star in Netflix Adventure Drama 'Frontier'

Discovery Canada announced today that Jason Momoa (Game Of ThronesBatman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice) will lead the international cast for its ambitious new original Canadian scripted series, Frontier. Commissioned by Discovery Canada earlier this year and shooting in beautifully vivid 4K Uhd, production is now underway in Canada and the U.K. on the thrilling and richly layered premium drama, the first original scriped series in Discovery Canada history. Created by Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie, the six-episode, one-hour drama is produced by leading Canadian independent producers Take the Shot Productions, and Factory Backwards, and will be seen around the world via international broadcast partner Netflix.

Alun Armstrong (New TricksBraveheart), Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove, Degrassi), Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey, Sons Of Anarchy), and Allan Hawco (Republic Of Doyle), round out the international cast. The series also introduces Canadian newcomer, Jessica Matten.

Cinematic in scope, Frontier will
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Only Fools and Horses Lloyd-Pack tribute: 'You only know half of it'

Only Fools and Horses legend Roger Lloyd-Pack died last month after losing a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The comedy legend will be sorely missed by TV fans and when we caught up with his Only Fools co-star and close friend Paul Barber, we spoke about what made Lloyd-Pack so special and how there was so much more to him than the character Trigger.

Barber also shared his thoughts on a possible Only Fools reunion.

Paul on his memories of Roger...

Whoever has worked with Roger can count him as family. Every show he's done, he turned it into a family environment. I am sure everyone who has worked with him will say that. To me he was a great mate - fabulous. I was actually in Liverpool when he died.

I was on set all day and didn't turn my phone on until about 3pm, by which point when I did turn it on,
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Top Western Star: Squared-Jawed Scott

Randolph Scott Westerns, comedies, war dramas: TCM schedule on August 19, 2013 See previous post: “Cary Grant and Randolph Scott Marriages — And ‘Expect the Biographical Worst.’” 3:00 Am Badman’S Territory (1946). Director: Tim Whelan. Cast: Randolph Scott, George ‘Gabby’ Hayes, Ann Richards. Bw-98 mins. 4:45 Am Trail Street (1947). Director: Ray Enright. Cast: Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys. Bw-84 mins. 6:15 Am Return Of The Badmen (1948). Director: Ray Enright. Cast: Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys, George ‘Gabby’ Hayes, Jacqueline White, Steve Brodie, Tom Keene aka Richard Powers, Robert Bray, Lex Barker, Walter Reed, Michael Harvey, Dean White, Robert Armstrong, Tom Tyler, Lew Harvey, Gary Gray, Walter Baldwin, Minna Gombell, Warren Jackson, Robert Clarke, Jason Robards Sr., Ernie Adams, Lane Chandler, Dan Foster, John Hamilton, Kenneth MacDonald, Donald Kerr, Ida Moore, ‘Snub’ Pollard, Harry Shannon, Charles Stevens. Bw-90 mins. 8:00 Am Riding Shotgun (1954). Director: André De Toth. Cast: Randolph Scott, Wayne Morris,
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John Sullivan obituary

Creator of TV sitcoms such as Only Fools and Horses and Citizen Smith that became national institutions

According to various polls, Only Fools and Horses is the most popular UK sitcom of all time. Its author, John Sullivan, who has died aged 64, after a bout of viral pneumonia, once said "I'll never kill off Del Boy while the public still loves him," and even after the series officially ended in 1991, he kept writing further episodes and "specials" for 20 years.

The history of British broadcasting is rich with Dickensian television comedy writing rooted in lower-middle and working-class lives. Johnny Speight created the loudmouthed bigot Alf Garnett; Galton and Simpson came up with Steptoe and Son, the warring rag-and-bone merchants; and Sullivan gave us the Peckham wheeler-dealer Derek "Del Boy" Trotter. Del Boy, with ludicrous aspirations of amassing great wealth, and as played by David Jason, was Sullivan's favourite creation.

As the son of an Irish plumber,
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Simon Cowell's Political X Factor? Thanks but no thanks

With the likes of Berlusconi and Blair on the scene we already have all the political populism we can handle

What do Silvio Berlusconi and The X Factor's Simon Cowell have in common? As of this morning, showbusiness and politics.

No, no one's clocked Cowell with a metal model of Milan's duomo and broken a couple of teeth, though Mark Lawson's review of last night's final suggests that plenty of people would like to have a go.

What's changed is that the British impresario is threatening to dip a toe into politics. You missed it? Hot on the heels of Joe McElderry's hoist to stardom Cowell has given an interview to BBC Newsnight in which he suggests a Political X Factor.

"If you went around the country, it would be five or six issues which I think are really, really important in people's lives," he explains. Oh,
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