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Next Gen Fall TV: 10 Stars Poised for Breakouts

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This story first appeared in the Sept. 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. With more than 400 original scripted series in production, breaking out is no easy feat these days. But as the TV industry heads into its busiest season, this dossier of 10 up-and-comers, 35 and under, is poised to cut through the clutter. Their shows already are generating buzz (see Quantico), critical anticipation (The Late Show With Stephen Colbert) and a whole lot of viral traffic (hello, Supergirl). Melissa Benoist CBS' Supergirl Dob: Oct. 4, 1988 Hometown: Littleton, Colo.

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- Lacey Rose, Michael O'Connell, Bryn Elise Sandberg, Kate Stanhope, Lesley Goldberg

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'The Walking Dead' to Show Outbreak on a Plane in Upcoming Special

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AMC may not be planning to cross-over The Walking Dead with its freshman companion series during their ongoing series, but a new half-hour special will do just that. The cabler has ordered a half-hour special set to feature an outbreak on an airline. The stand-alone effort will unspool online in chapters that will air later during The Walking Dead, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. As first reported by EW, the web series will take place during the time period of Fear the Walking Dead — at the origins of the outbreak — and feature an outbreak on

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Trans Actress Candis Cayne Recalls Awkward 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Audition

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A version of this story first appeared in the Sept. 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Transgender acceptance is riding a wave these days, but trans actress Candis Cayne (who appears with Caitlyn Jenner on E!'s I Am Cait) remembers when life in Hollywood wasn't so easy. "I went on an audition for Curb Your Enthusiasm and Larry David was there," Cayne tells THR. "The part was for a trans woman who had to go to the bathroom really bad and decided she was going to go in the men's

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- Chris Gardner

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'Key & Peele's' Jordan Peele Explains How to End a Sketch Show

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The world only found out about the end of Key & Peele in July, but the two title stars and their collaborators knew the show's time was coming for the better part of a year. "I think we knew coming into last season," says Jordan Peele, who co-created and stars in the Comedy Central series with Keegan-Michael Key. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Peele discusses what that decision means for him and Key; why now -- the final episode airs Sept. 9 -- is the right time to go out; and what viewers can look forward to

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- Rick Porter

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Box Office: Christian Drama 'War Room' Opens to $600K Thursday Night

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Christian drama War Room opened to $600,000 from 1,017 theaters Thursday night, putting it ahead of Zac Efron's We Are Your Friends, which earned $175,000 in previews. War Room is the fifth collaboration from brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the directing and producing team behind such faith-based films as Fireproof and Courageous. The movie tells the story of a struggling family who searches for a solution through prayer. T.C. Stallings, Elizabeth Becka and Noel Baker star. For the weekend, War Room is expected to take in $4 million-$5 million from 1,135 theaters. We

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- Pamela McClintock

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Kylie Jenner, Tyga Cited For Water Wasting

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Since June 1, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has deputized a private security firm to help it more aggressively identify and penalize local H20 lawbreakers around the clock in order to finally meet its state-mandated goal of 36 percent reduction over a three-year period by next February. T The agency’s 122-square-mile territory covers an industry-oriented stretch of affluent Los Angeles County towns just inland of the Malibu coastline, from Calabasas and Hidden Hills up through Agoura Hills and Westlake Village — the den of Drake, the lair of Heather Locklear. { "nid": 804009, "type":

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- Gary Baum

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'Chicago Med' Taps 'Sopranos' Duo as New Showrunners

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Chicago Med is admitting two new faces behind the scenes. Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov have inked a deal to become the new showrunners of the freshman NBC drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Schneider and Frolov were most recently co-executive producers on HBO's Boardwalk Empire and consulting producers on Amazon's Bosch. Their other credits include The Sopranos, for which they won an Emmy and a WGA award, Northern Exposure, for which they won two Emmys and two Golden Globes, Showtime's The Chris Isaak Show and The CW's Easy Money. The husband-and-wife team replaces Andrew Dettmann, who

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- Kate Stanhope, Lesley Goldberg

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Christopher Nolan to Headline London Film Festival Talks

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This year's BFI London Film Festival is beginning to take shape. Four of the gala screenings have already been announced, and on Thursday it was revealed that Cate Blanchett would be receiving the British Film Festival's highest honor, the BFI Fellowship. Christopher Nolan has now become the latest name to be added to the schedule. The acclaimed British director is set to headline a series of talks entitled "Lff Connects Film" discussing collaborations between film and other creative industries including TV, music, art, games and creative technology. Other speakers will include visual artist Tacita Dean, director of the Austrian Film

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- Alex Ritman

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Roman Polanski: Polish Court Sets Extradition Hearing Date

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A Polish court has set a date for Roman Polanski's next extradition hearing. The 82 year old Oscar-winning director is due to appear before a judge September 22 after U.S. legal documents requested by the court last May finally arrived after the extension of a deadline for receipt of the paperwork. { "nid": 816039, "type": "news", "title": "Roman Polanski Extradition Case Moving Forward in Poland", "path": "http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/roman-polanski-extradition-case-moving-816039", "relative-path": "/news/roman-polanski-extradition-case-moving-816039" } U.S. authorities are seeking Polanski's extradition over a 1977 child sex conviction. Polanski pleaded

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- Nick Holdsworth

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