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Blue Bloods: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Nine on CBS?

Vulture Watch Is the Reagan family still upholding law and order in the Big Apple? Has the Blue Bloods TV show been cancelled or renewed for a ninth season on CBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Blue Bloods, season nine. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Airing on the CBS television network, Blue Bloods stars Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Marisa Ramirez, Sami Gayle, and Vanessa Ray. The police procedural centers on the Irish-American Reagans, a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. New York Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Selleck) leads both the police force and his brood. Read More…
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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Blindspot, Once, Arrow, The Originals, Elementary, Supernatural, Blue Bloods and More

Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Blindspot, Once, Arrow, The Originals, Elementary, Supernatural, Blue Bloods and More
Which Blindspot duo is going undercover? Are “Wild” times ahead for Arrow‘s Thea? Is The Originals getting its own Matt Donovan? Will “real life” cop-block Blue Bloods romance? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

VideosBlindspot Goes Global in International Season 3

What’s coming up on Blindspot? —Carlynn

As I hung out with the cast at Wednesday’s NYC premiere party, Jaimie Alexander got to raving about Audrey Esparza’s dance skills, which led me to suggest an undercover op where Tasha gets to do some twirling. That prompted Alexander to share this
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Blue Bloods: Season Eight Viewer Votes

Does the thin, blue line which is the Reagan family still stand in the eighth season of the Blue Bloods TV show on CBS? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Blue Bloods is cancelled or renewed for season nine. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all the season eight episodes of Blue Bloods for us, below. A CBS family drama, Blue Bloods stars Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Marisa Ramirez, Sami Gayle, and Vanessa Ray. The police procedural centers on the Irish-American Reagans, a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. New York Police Commissioner
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The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program Announces This Year’s Participants

Marianna Amelinckx is among this year’s emerging filmmakers: Through Her Lens

The five participants of this year’s Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program have been announced. Launched to provide industry support, funding, and other resources to new and emerging U.S.-based female writers and directors of short-form narrative films, the three-day mentorship initiative is now in its third year. This year’s crop of filmmakers includes Marianna Amelinckx, whose short film “Salta” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and 2016 Independent Spirit Award nominee Myna Joseph (“The Mend”).

The emerging filmmakers will “take part in master classes, one-on-one mentorship, and peer-to-peer sessions,” a press release details. “At the end of the program, each of the five filmmakers will pitch her project to a jury of industry experts. One filmmaker will be awarded full financing to produce her short film, along with support of Tribeca Studios to make the project, and the four other projects will each be awarded grant funds to continue the development of their films.”

The five talents will gather in New York City from October 17–19 for an intense, intimate program focusing primarily on “script-to-screen development, casting, finding collaborators, and working with music composers, costume designers, and producers.” They’ll be improving their pitching skills and meeting with prominent women in the industry. Each filmmaker will get the chance to work with writing mentors during the summer.

Master class advisors include “A United Kingdom” director Amma Asante, “Twilight” actor Dakota Fanning, and “Hidden Figures” producer Donna Gigliotti. “Queen of Katwe” helmer Mira Nair and Oscar-winning actor Rachel Weisz are among the jurors. Mentors include writer-executive producer Ilene Chaiken (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), writer Leslie Dixon (“Hairspray”), and producer Celine Rattray (“American Honey”), with writing mentors such as writer-director Robin Swicord (“The Jane Austen Book Club”) and producer Effie T. Brown (“Dear White People”).

“We’re thrilled to give such a talented new class of filmmakers the opportunity to participate in Through Her Lens,” said Amy Hobby, Executive Director of Tribeca Film Institute. “The program, and advancing the careers of female filmmakers in general, is an important part of our year-round work elevating diverse storytellers in order to advance racial, gender, and economic equity.”

Check out all of the filmmakers selected to participate, their projects, and their bios below.

Vuela — Marianne Amelinckx (Writer/Director). Venezuela could have been one of the richest countries in the modern world, but ineffective government policies and corruption have made the country one of the most dangerous places to live. Vuela (Fly) tells the story of a chance encounter between Luisa and Monica just before they take off to different countries and leave everything behind them, including the opportunity to get to know each other.

Marianne Amelinckx is a Venezuelan writer/director whose passion for storytelling led her to write and direct Salta, a very personal short film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017. Vuela is the second short film of the trilogy: Salta, Vuela, Corre. She is also currently working on 39 bedrooms, a personal blog that might turn into her first feature film.

Wingmen — Nicole Emanuele (Writer/Director). Sarah’s bachelorette party is all cigarettes and penis shots, until she and her best friend Marie get the call to report for active duty the next day. They’ve been training for years to be deployed by the U.S. Navy, so they’ve got this, right?

Nicole Emanuele’s short film Love, Gina (2017) played at Cinequest and Rooftop Film Festival and was featured on The Playlist. She produced Not Waving But Drowning (2012) with Adam Driver, Lilli Reinhart, Megan Guinan, and Vanessa Ray and is currently a development executive at YouTube Red overseeing series and films including Step Up: High Water and Doug Liman’s Impulse.

No Fault — Myna Joseph (Writer/Director). Following a near-fatal car accident, Lu wrestles with creeping invisibility as she approaches the second half of her life. On this long winter day, she finds her physical identity fractured, ignored, misunderstood, and judged — but with wry humor and stubborn resilience, she’s determined to be seen.

Myna Joseph’s short film Man screened at Cannes in Directors’ Fortnight, Sundance, SXSW, and New Directors/New Films Festival. She was nominated for a 2016 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for The Mend, which was also nominated for a Gotham Award. Myna attended the Sundance Directors’ and Screenwriters’ Labs with her feature Charlotte XVI and is a graduate of Wellesley College and Columbia University’s M.F.A film program.

Suicide By Sunlight — Nikyatu Jusu (Writer/Director). Valentina, a day-walking Black vampire protected from the sun by her melanin, finds it difficult to suppress her bloodlust when a new woman is brought around her estranged twin daughters.

Nikyatu Jusu is an award-winning Sierra Leonean-American filmmaker. Her screenplay Free the Town participated in the Sundance Institute’s inaugural Diverse Writers Workshop and was selected for both the 2013 Durban Film Mart and Film Independent’s Fast Track. Her short film, Flowers, won the HBO short film award and is her third film acquired by HBO.

Girl Wants Magic — written by Anna Zlokovic (Writer/Director). Manny, an outcast and bullied high schooler, finds her only friend in music. When her teacher, Mr. Hornby, is possessed by a violent, alien insect, Manny is forced to fight her biggest demon yet and discover her magic within.

Anna is an award-winning writer/director based in Los Angeles and an alumna of the USC Film & TV Production program. Her films and music videos have screened internationally at festivals including SXSW, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Fantasia Int’l Film Festival, and Oberhausen Int’l Film Festival. She is a founding member of the Aporkalypse filmmaking collective.

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Blue Bloods: Season Eight Ratings

Although its audience skews older and doesn't rack up the most impressive demo ratings for CBS, the Blue Bloods TV show remains a top performer in terms of total viewership. Still, every story has its end, and as the years pass, a show's budget naturally increases to the point where a network can't get enough bang for its buck. Is that time at hand? Will Blue Bloods be cancelled or renewed for season nine on the Tiffany Network? Stay tuned. A CBS family drama, Blue Bloods stars Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Marisa Ramirez, Sami Gayle, and Vanessa Ray. The police procedural centers on the Irish-American Reagans, a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. New York Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Selleck) leads both the police force and his brood.
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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Finale: Creator on Last-Minute Change, Why a Death Had to Be Off-Camera

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Finale: Creator on Last-Minute Change, Why a Death Had to Be Off-Camera
(Warning: Spoilers ahead from Tuesday’s series finale of “Pretty Little Liars”) “Pretty Little Liars” fans were hit with one last twist as the identity of A.D. was revealed during Tuesday’s highly anticipated series finale. The Freeform drama’s final episode introduced Spencer’s (Troian Bellisario) evil British twin, Alex Drake, who tormented the Liars as revenge for half-sister Charlotte’s (Vanessa Ray) death. Alex, who revealed that she killed ex-lover Wren (Julian Morris), imprisoned Spencer and Ezra (Ian Harding) in her underground fortress before the pair managed to escape. “All roads led to Alex Drake,” series creator
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The Five Saddest Moments on Blue Bloods Season 7

Blue Bloods is one of the best police dramas on TV and that’s thanks mostly to its epic casting. Who doesn’t love Tom Selleck? And, Mark Wahlberg’s hunky real-life brother, Donnie, is not only a member of the hit group “New Kids on the Block” but an amazing actor to boot. In addition, Bridget Moynahan is much too gorgeous to be a prosecutor but she’s all business when it comes to the law. And, Will Estes and Vanessa Ray as police partners are a hot couple even when they’re in uniform. The supporting cast is superb, as well, and the

The Five Saddest Moments on Blue Bloods Season 7
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A Time Jump, a "Deadly" Game, and More Teases From Pretty Little Liars' Final 10

Our days with Pretty Little Liars are tragically numbered. At this point, we all know season 7B has been confirmed as the last season of the show. Going into this precious handful of episodes, we also know which big questions need answers. The identity of "A.D." is at the top of the list. But, well, how will we get there? And what else is out there for the last chapter? 1. The Main Facts About the Season There are 10 remaining episodes of the show. Of course, we have some huge mysteries to tie up; the identity of Charlotte's killer and the real mastermind behind everything are at the top of the list. But before we get to the big answers at the end, some questions remain for the 7B premiere. Is Spencer alive, and what will happen now that we know she's Mary Drake's child? Are Ezra and Aria still getting married?
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Blue Bloods: Season Eight Renewal for CBS Procedural Series

Was your favorite CBS TV show just cancelled? Odds are? No. The Tiffany Network just issued early renewals to a slew of new and returning TV series and Blue Bloods topped the list. That's right, fans. The Blue Bloods TV show has been renewed for an eighth season.A CBS family and police procedural drama, Blue Bloods stars Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, Marisa Ramirez, Amy Carlson, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Sami Gayle, and Vanessa Ray.Read More…
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Pretty Little Liars' Final Season Premiere Date Revealed

Pretty Little Liars' Final Season Premiere Date Revealed
Pretty Little Liars is ending in 2017, and now we know exactly when the final episodes will begin airing: Freeform announced that the hit series will return for the second half of its seventh season on Tuesday, April 18. The final season will bring back old characters, including Jenna (Tammin Sursok), Paige (Lindsey Shaw), Melissa (Torrey DeVitto), Charlotte (Vanessa Ray), Sydney (Chloe Bridges), Wren (Julian Morris), and more. We'll also see a #PLLWedding for one of the Liars, and it'll all lead to a two-hour, ultra-dramatic final episode (as if we'd expect anything less) and a one-hour tell-all special with stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse and creator I. Marlene...
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Pretty Little Liars: Vanessa Ray Returning for Freeform Series Finale

Another familiar face is coming back to Pretty Little Liars. Entertainment Weekly reports Vanessa Ray will return for the upcoming final season of the Freeform TV series.On the drama, Ray plays Charlotte Dilaurentis (aka CeCe Drake). She joins fellow returning castmate Torrey DeVitto, who is reprising her role as Spencer’s (Troian Bellisario) older sister for the final season.Read More…
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Blue Bloods: Season Seven Ratings

Despite the fact that it airs on Friday nights, Blue Bloods has continued to be a ratings success story for CBS. However, scripted shows tend to get more expensive as the years wear on. How long will this police family drama continue? Will it be cancelled or will it be renewed for an eighth season? Stay tuned.Blue Bloods revolves around the Irish-American Reagans, a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. The cast includes Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Amy Carlson, Sami Gayle, Vanessa Ray, and Marisa Ramirez.The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around
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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for October 2016

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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for October 2016
October is upon us. The leaves are changing. Sweaters are becoming more abundant. Awards contenders are popping up in theaters nationwide. But those are far from the only films opening throughout the coming weeks. Below, you’ll find every planned theatrical release for the month of October, separated out into films with wide runs and limited ones. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)

Each week, we’ll give you an update with more specific information on where these films are playing. In the meantime, be sure to check our calendar page, where we’ll update releases for the rest of the year. Stay warm and happy watching!

Week of October 7 Wide

The Birth of a Nation

Director: Nate Parker

Cast: Aja Naomi King, Armie Hammer, Gabrielle Union, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Junior, Nate Parker

Synopsis: Set against the antebellum South and based on a true story, “The Birth
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Blue Bloods: Tom Selleck Signed for Season Seven

Tom Selleck is sticking with CBS. Deadline reports the actor has signed on for season seven of Blue Bloods.Selleck plays Police Commissioner Frank Reagan on the drama about an Irish-American family and their longtime involvement with the NYPD. The cast also includes Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Amy Carlson, Sami Gayle, Vanessa Ray, Nicholas Turturro, and Marisa Ramirez.Read More…
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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Season 7: Marlene King Talks Returning Characters, Potential Deaths and a Marriage Proposal

‘Pretty Little Liars’ Season 7: Marlene King Talks Returning Characters, Potential Deaths and a Marriage Proposal
Pretty Little Liars” kicks off its seventh — and possibly final — season on Tuesday night, and one big question is on the Liars’ minds: is Hanna alive?

“The premiere episode starts with an extremely fast-ticking clock. The clock is ticking and we find out by the end of Act 1 if Hanna is dead or alive, and what her condition is — and it is very disturbing,” “Pretty Little Liars” creator Marlene King tells Variety of Ashley Benson’s character, who was kidnapped and seen unconscious in the final moments of Season 6 this spring.

Whether on not Hanna makes it out alive, King promises that the body count is higher than ever before this season.

“The stakes are the highest they’ve ever been in Rosewood, regarding the Liars and A.D./Uber A,” she says. “Because of that, there are a lot of consequences and fatalities.”

Though Freeform has not commented on the end of the series, rumors
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Mance Media Launching ‘Model Turned Superstar’ on 4KUniverse Channel

Mance Media Launching ‘Model Turned Superstar’ on 4KUniverse Channel
Mance Media’s 4KUniverse channel has announced its first original series — “Model Turned Superstar,” which will launch on June 28, Variety has learned exclusively.

The international reality series challenges more than 100 models from across the world to become the next supermodel. It’s hosted by fitness expert April Scott and features supermodel guest judges Alessandra Ambrosio, Irina Shayk and Ana Beatriz Barros.

Variety reported last month that Mance was launching the entertainment channel aimed at consumers seeking programming in the growing 4K Ultra High Definition format. The Los Angeles-based service, which has the support of global satellite operators Ses and AsiaSat, is available to cable, Internet Protocol TV and Mso subscribers at a cost of $5.99 a month on YouTube and Vimeo.

The contestants will have to prove themselves in feats that include zip lining through the jungles of Thailand to swimming with sharks in the waters of Bora Bora in order to get their picture-perfect shot.
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Blue Bloods: Seventh Season Ordered by CBS

Fans of Blue Bloods can expect a lot more family dinner scenes at the Reagan household. CBS has just renewed the family police drama for a seventh season which will air as part of the 2016-17 television season.

A staple of Friday nights, Blue Bloods revolves around the Irish-American Reagan family and their work as part of the NYPD. The cast includes Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Amy Carlson, Sami Gayle, Vanessa Ray, Nicholas Turturro, and Marisa Ramirez.

The 17 episodes that have aired as part of the (current) sixth season have averaged a 1.24 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.57 million viewers.

That's down slightly from last year's averaged but Blue Bloods continues to do well for the network, especially considering its 10pm on Fridays timeslot. It's currently CBS' fourth most-watched scripted series (behind NCIS,
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‘Pretty Little Liars’: Mary Drake Confesses ‘We Should Be Deeply Worried for All the Liars, Particularly Hanna’

‘Pretty Little Liars’: Mary Drake Confesses ‘We Should Be Deeply Worried for All the Liars, Particularly Hanna’
There’s a new villain in Rosewood, and she looks awfully familiar.

Mary Drake (Andrea Parker) was revealed to be the identical twin of Mrs. Dilaurentis on “Pretty Little Liars” Season 6B finale — and there’s a major twist. Not only is Mrs. D’s twin Charles/Charlotte’s (Vanessa Ray) birth mother, but she’s also been teaming up with the husband of Alison (Sasha Pieterse), Dr. Elliot Rollins (Huw Colliins), who is clearly not who he seems to be.

“We know that Elliot loved Charlotte deeply and obviously would do anything for her, including marrying her cousin Alison under the guise of actually loving her,” Parker tells Variety. “It’s obvious that he is up to something and that he is working with Mary — and perhaps A.D. who is now Uber A, but I’m not sure how much I can tell you about what their motives are.
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Pretty Little Liars: Huw Collins Says Alison Was Always 'a Pawn' in the New A's Game

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Pretty Little Liars: Huw Collins Says Alison Was Always 'a Pawn' in the New A's Game
The honeymoon period is definitely over for Alison Dilaurentis (Sasha Pieterse) on Pretty Little Liars. Spoiler Alert: Stop reading now if you haven't seen this week's episode. Creator I. Marlene King made good on her tease about a twin twist: The late "Big A" Charlotte (Vanessa Ray) was actually Mrs. Dilaurentis' (Andrea Parker) adopted daughter, and the biological daughter of her secret sister Mary Drake, who was also institutionalized at Radley Sanitarium. So that makes Charlotte the cousin of Ali and Jason (Drew Van Acker), which in turn makes their college fling while Charlotte was masquerading as CeCe slightly less incestuous.
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