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The Land Of Stories Movie Is Coming And Chris Colfer Gets All The Hats

14 June 2017 7:34 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

That sound you hear is a billion Ya fans around the world exploding.

Chris Colfer didn’t seem likely to take over the world when we first met him on Glee, even if he was one of the show’s standouts, but as that show was winding down, he began his career as an author. The Land of Stories took off in a way that few Ya books manage, despite the ever-increasing real estate the section muscles into at your local bookstore.

Now, five short years after the release of the first book, and after having become a New York Times Best-Selling author, Twentieth Century Fox and Shawn Levy‘s 21 Laps are bringing the series to the big screen. But, that’s only the beginning (though I’m not sure how to accurately predict the Ya fan base’s interest in any details, or their ability to stop screaming long »

- Marc Eastman

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Glee’s Chris Colfer to write and direct adaptation of The Wishing Spell

14 June 2017 6:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Glee alum Chris Colfer is set to make his directorial debut with The Wishing Spell, an adaptation of the first book in his young adult series The Land of Stories, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to directing, Colfer will also write the script for 20th Century Fox and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps.

Colfer began writing The Land of Stories in the final years of Glee with The Wishing Spell published in 2012. Since then, he has written another book in the series each year. The series has been very successful and now includes an illustrated picture book and an upcoming graphic novel. It follows twins Alex and Connor Bailey as they travel the worlds of the stories they loved as children. The final book in the series, Worlds Collide, will hit stores in July.

The synopsis for The Wishing Spell reads:

Alex and Conner’s biggest fear has come true. »

- Ricky Church

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‘Glee’ Star Chris Colfer Directing Fantasy ‘The Wishing Spell’ Movie for Fox

13 June 2017 6:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Glee” Star Chris Colfer has signed a deal with Fox to make his feature directorial debut on his fantasy story “The Wishing Spell.”

Colfer will also adapt “The Wishing Spell,” the first book of his six-book “The Land of Stories” series. Fox has acquired the feature rights to the series and set it up with Shawn Levy to produce through his 21 Laps production company with Dan Levine.

“The Land of Stories” includes illustrated picture books, audiobooks, in-world chapter books and an upcoming graphic novel. The final novel in the series “Worlds Collide” is scheduled to be published July 11.

“Wishing Spell” centers on a twin boy and girl who, after losing their father, are transported into a book in which they come face to face with characters from classic fairy tales. For two weeks after the book’s release in 2012, it was number one on The New York Times Best Seller »

- Dave McNary

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Chris Colfer, Shawn Levy Tackling 'The Land of Stories' Movie for Fox (Exclusive)

13 June 2017 3:25 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Twentieth Century Fox and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps are teaming up with Chris Colfer to adapt actor-turned-author’s best-selling fantasy series The Land of Stories for the big-screen.

Fox has picked up the rights to the book series with 21 Laps’s Levy and Dan Levine on board to produce.

In a striking move, the 27-year-old Colfer will not only write the script adapting The Wishing Spell, the first book of the multi-million copy-selling series, but will also make his directorial debut by sitting behind the camera.

Launched with Wishing Spell in 2012, when Colfer was in the middle of his six »

- Borys Kit

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Chris Colfer To Celebrate The End of The Land of Stories Series With a Book Tour

7 June 2017 5:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For fans of The Land of Stories series, the release of the final book is a great-but-painful moment — especially for actor and author Chris Colfer. His New York Times best-selling fantasy books have overtaken the Ya world, and Colfer will celebrate the publication of the sixth and last novel, Worlds Collide, with a 20-city tour starting next month.

The Land of Stories series, which first entered the bookshelves and imaginations of kids in 2012, follows the adventures of twins Alex and Conner who are transported from the modern world to a place filled with the magical characters normally only encountered in fairy tales. »

- People Staff

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11 great TV series for young children on Netflix

18 May 2017 8:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sam Glover May 25, 2017

Stuck for an alternative to the usual viewing for young kids? Then these streaming recommendations may be of use...

The wonderful world wide web (including this very site) has looked in detail at Netflix; the hits, the misses, the hidden gems, the ones to miss and so on. This said, Netflix Originals has another area where it operates. And this is where my three-year-old son comes in.

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Thanks to Nick Jnr and Channel 5’s Milkshake, we’re generally okay in our house should children’s television (Aka award-winning parenting) be required. Netflix takes it to another level. There are the well-known shows (Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol etc.), the slightly lesser-known programmes (Pocoyo being my personal favourite) and then there are Netflix’s own productions. »

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Match Game Secrets Spilled: Pre-Game Drinking, Forbidden Doodles and More

30 April 2017 6:26 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s so cold on the set of Match Game (“How cold was it?”), my ____ had goosebumps.

The frighteningly frigid temperature of the show’s New York studio (almost balmy compared to how Letterman famously kept his Late Show digs) was but one of the discoveries made during TVLine’s (long-ago, pre-election) visit to the taping of what would be tonight’s episode, airing at 9/8c on ABC.

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Having watched Match Game‘s many incarnations over the decades, I arrived with some non-fill-in-the-blank questions of my own, especially with regards to the modern, »

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Chris Colfer on Behind-the-Scenes Drama on the Set of Glee: ‘I Wasn’t Hooking Up with Anybody’

10 March 2017 10:41 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

There may not be a tell-all book of behind-the-scenes drama underway, but Glee star Chris Colfer says he is not opposed to penning a chapter!

“I think I would maybe save that for an autobiography, maybe have that be a juicy chapter, rather than the whole thing,” Colfer, 26, tells People Now.

Perhaps his set “buddies,” who he shares are co-stars Ashley Fink and Amber Riley, would make the cut. In this hypothetical “juicy chapter,” however, it would spare hook-up stories.

“I wasn’t hooking up with anybody! Who was I hooking up with?” he insists. “Maybe it was happening and no one was inviting me. »

- Katherine Richter

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Chris Colfer Reveals His Favorite Moment from Glee (It Involves Shirley MacLaine and Aliens!)

2 March 2017 12:26 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Chris Colfer starred on 100-plus episodes of Glee, but he can immediately name his most memorable moment on the musical dramedy.

Sitting down with People Now, Colfer, who appeared as Kurt Hummel on the Fox series, reveals that a favorite moment on set included Shirley MacLaine — and aliens!

Shirley MacLaine was a guest star once and I think one of my favorite moments was talking to her about aliens,” says Colfer, 26. “That was probably my favorite moment of the whole show.”

He further explains that it was refreshing to him to be able to act alongside someone who “believed in »

- Natalie Stone

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in March 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each

1 March 2017 12:38 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

1. “Grace and Frankie” Season 3 (available March 24)

Why Should I Watch It? If Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda aren’t reason enough — not to mention the rest of the cast, including Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, and June Diane Raphael — then know this: “Grace and Frankie” is a living embodiment of progressive beliefs. Not only does the show cover an array of taboo topics from the dramatic weight of right-to-die debates to casually breaking cultural stigmas surrounding post-menopause sex, but “Grace and Frankie” consists of half-hour episodes that don’t adhere to comedic or dramatic formulas. The tone is unique to the series, respecting the characters and building to moments of great power and great humor. So give it a try.

Best Episode: We haven’t seen Season 3 yet — Netflix, please send screeners at your earliest convenience — so we’ll simply say this: Midway through last year, when debating the best TV »

- Ben Travers

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in March 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each

1 March 2017 12:38 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

1. “Grace and Frankie” Season 3 (available March 24)

Why Should I Watch It? If Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda aren’t reason enough — not to mention the rest of the cast, including Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, and June Diane Raphael — then know this: “Grace and Frankie” is a living embodiment of progressive beliefs. Not only does the show cover an array of taboo topics from the dramatic weight of right-to-die debates to casually breaking cultural stigmas surrounding post-menopause sex, but “Grace and Frankie” consists of half-hour episodes that don’t adhere to comedic or dramatic formulas. The tone is unique to the series, respecting the characters and building to moments of great power and great humor. So give it a try.

Best Episode: We haven’t seen Season 3 yet — Netflix, please send screeners at your earliest convenience — so we’ll simply say this: Midway through last year, when debating the best TV »

- Ben Travers

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Julie's Greenroom: 6 Things to Know About Julie Andrews' Kiddie Show

27 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“I don’t think anybody dislikes puppets,” said musical legend Julie Andrews.

And the star, co-creator and executive producer of Julie’s Greenroom, which premieres Friday, March 17 on Netflix, knows of what she speaks. At a recent press event hosted by the streaming video site, Andrews told journalists she was very involved in the creation of the puppet cast members on her new children’s show, right down to choosing their garments and skin colors.

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“I’ve long wanted to do a program to convey the joy »

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Glee's Chris Colfer Developing, Starring in Sci-Fi Drama About Kids With Powers

16 February 2017 1:55 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Chris Colfer is conjuring up the perfect role for his return to television.

The former Glee star, along with Sonar Entertainment, is developing Indigo, a sci-fi drama about “indigo children” who are misdiagnosed as having mental or physical illnesses — when they really possess supernatural abilities, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (Naturally, baddies will arise who intend to use the children’s powers for their own dark purposes.)

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In addition to starring in the project — which will be shopped around to broadcast networks, cable channels and streaming services — Colfer »

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Chris Colfer to Star in Sci-Fi TV Drama 'Indigo' (Exclusive)

16 February 2017 1:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Chris Colfer is plotting his return to TV.

The Golden Globe-winning Glee grad is teaming with Sonar Entertainment to develop sci-fi drama Indigo, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The project, which Colfer created as a starring vehicle for himself, explores the mysterious world of Indigo children — those who are misdiagnosed but wildly believed to possess extraordinary paranormal abilities — and the dark forces working to exploit their powers.

Colfer will pen the script for the potential pilot and is expected to direct it as well. Keith Quinn and Colfer's manager Rob Weisbach will executive produce alongside the actor.

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Flash/Supergirl Musical Episode Stages Glee Reunion, Casts Darren Criss as the Menacing Music Meister

23 January 2017 8:59 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Music makes the Glee kids come together again!

In a pitch-perfect piece of casting, Darren Criss will reunite with his former Glee cohorts Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist when he guest-stars in the two-part The Flash/Supergirl musical episode as the Big Bad Music Meister, TVLine has learned exclusively. 

“With our Flash and our Supergirl being Glee alums, how could we not have them go up against another Glee favorite like Darren Criss?” exec producer Andrew Kreisberg tells TVLine. “We have been blown away by his talent over the years and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the Music Meister. »

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Ellen, Nph, Jim Parsons, Laverne Cox and Others Say 'Thanks Obama' on Behalf of Lgbt Community — Watch

20 January 2017 6:56 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Ellen DeGeneres has assembled some of television’s biggest stars to thank outgoing President Barack Obama for all that he has done for the Lgbt community.

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The heartfelt tribute airs as part of Friday’s Ellen (check your local listings), which in many parts of the country will be broadcast following coverage of Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Among the long list of celebs who pay their respects to Obama: Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Debra Messing (Will & Grace), Neil Patrick Harris (A Series of Unfortunate Events), Laverne Cox »

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