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‘Gunpowder’: Kit Harington, Mark Gatiss, Liv Tyler & Peter Mullan Light Up BBC Drama

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BBC One has ordered explosive three-part historical drama Gunpowder with Game Of ThronesKit Harington starring and exec producing. Harington was first mooted for the Guy Fawkes-inspired thriller back in October. He’s now confirmed with Liv Tyler, Top Of The Lake‘s Peter Mullan and Sherlock‘s Mark Gatiss rounding out cast. The series was developed by Ronan Bennett, Harington and Daniel West and written by Bennett (Top Boy, Hidden). Kudos is producing in association with… »

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Cas Awards: ‘La La Land’, ‘Game Of Thrones’ Among Winners – Full List

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The 53rd annual Cinema Audio Society Awards honoring outstanding achievement in sound mixing have wrapped, with La La Land taking home the top live action motion picture trophy, beating out other nominees Doctor Strange, Hacksaw Ridge, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Sully. Pixar’s Finding Dory was the big winner in the animated film category. And for the first time this year, Cas honored outstanding sound mixing for a motion picture documentary. The Music of Strangers: Y… »

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‘Shark Tank’ & ‘Hawaii Five-o’ Ratings Down, CBS & ABC Tied For Demo Top Spot

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Last night looked a lot like February 3 in the primetime shakedown with CBS and ABC once again even in the key demo and the House of Moonves taking the viewership top spot – as its does almost every Friday. Though down a tenth among adults 18-49 from last week and losing about half a million viewers, Blue Bloods (1.1/4) was fueling that CBS total audience victory with the 9.99 million who tuned in to make the NYPD family drama the most watched show of the night – again… »

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Leah Remini & Bill Maher Say Tom Cruise Has Power To “End” Scientology

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Times certainly have changed when an ex-Scientologist slamming the organization isn’t the most controversial TV moment of the night, or even of the hour. Leah Remini’s appearance last night on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher was overshadowed by another guest, but her ongoing defiance of the church clearly impressed Maher. Take a look at the video above. “When the history of Scientology is finally written,” Maher said, “it will show that fate chose you to come on in Act… »

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Jimmy Fallon Debuts ‘This Week In Words’ On ‘Tonight Show’

18 February 2017 7:12 AM, PST

The Tonight Show unveiled a new segment, in which the week's biggest news is curated into a montage called “This Week in Words.” A perfect week to launch the feature, it included Donald Trump’s unhinged first solo news conference as Potus, which Fallon noted The New York Times called “77 minutes of chaos,” adding, “it’s not good when your first press conference gets the same review as John Wick: 2.” “It’s the end of another crazy week and because there’s too much to talk… »

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Antonia Thomas Cast In ABC Pilot ‘Good Doctor’; Bojana Novakovic In CBS ‘Instinct’

17 February 2017 7:28 PM, PST

Antonia Thomas (Misfits) has been cast as the female lead in the ABC drama pilot The Good Doctor, from Sony TV. Written by David Shore based on a South Korean format, The Good Doctor centers on a young surgeon, Shaun Murphy, with Savant syndrome who is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. Thomas plays Claire Browne, a strong-willed, caring and talented doctor who forms a special connection with Shaun while wrestling her own challenges… »

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‘Unit Zero’ ABC Pilot Casts Kimberly Hébert Gregory; Saidah Ekulona Joins Marc Cherry Pilot

17 February 2017 5:27 PM, PST

Kimberly Hébert Gregory (Vice Principals) has booked a series-regular role on ABC pilot Unit Zero, an action dramedy starring Toni Collette from the Black-ish duo of exec producer Kenya Barris and supervising producer Lindsey Shockley. Written by Shockley, Unit Zero follows Jackie Fink (Collette), a brilliant but unassuming CIA engineer and single mom, as she leads a team of desk jockeys into the field as secret agents. Gregory will play Brie, the motorcycle-riding best… »

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Warren Frost Dies: ‘Twin Peaks’ & ‘Seinfeld’ Actor Was 91

17 February 2017 5:19 PM, PST

Warren Frost, who played Will “Doc” Hayward on the original and upcoming versions of Twin Peaks and George Costanza’s cabin-cherishing almost-father-in-law on Seinfeld during a half-century acting career, died today in Middlebury, Vt, after a long illness. He was 91. The news was reported by his son, Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost. "From the Normandy shores on D-Day to his 50-year career on stage and screen, he remained the same humble guy from Vermont who taught us… »

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J.J. Abrams & Stephen King Team For ‘Castle Rock’ Limited Series On Hulu

17 February 2017 5:15 PM, PST

Following their collaboration on 11.22.63, J.J. Abrams is reteaming with Stephen King for another Hulu limited series based on King’s works. Titled Castle Rock, the series is being written by Manhattan creator Sam Shaw and Dusty Thomason. Castle Rock, from Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros TV where the company is under a deal, is based on short stories by King. It is named after Castle Rock, the fictional area in King’s native Maine that serves as the setting for a number… »

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Phillip Noyce To Direct ‘The Resident’ Fox Drama Pilot; Paris Barclay To Helm CBS’ ‘Perfect Citizen’

17 February 2017 4:53 PM, PST

Phillip Noyce is set to direct and executive produce Fox pilot The Resident, a dark medical drama written by Amy Holden Jones (Mystic Pizza), Hayley Schore & Roshan Sethi (Code Black) and executive produced by Antoine Fuqua. The Resident centers on an idealistic young doctor who begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern day medicine. Lives may be saved or lost, but… »

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Mindy Kaling/Charlie Grandy NBC Comedy Pilot Casts Andy Favreau As A Lead

17 February 2017 4:28 PM, PST

Andy Favreau (Aquarius) has landed the co-lead opposite Anders Holm in Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy‘s single-camera NBC comedy pilot, in which Kaling has a recurring role. Written by Kaling and Grandy and directed by Michael Spiller, the untitled comedy centers on Vince (Holm), a charismatic gym owner with no ambition who lives with his younger brother Michael (Favreau), a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when Vince's teenage… »

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Gerald Hirschfeld Dies: ‘Young Frankenstein’ & ‘Fail-Safe’ Lensman Was 95

17 February 2017 4:26 PM, PST

Gerald Hirschfeld, the man behind the camera for such classic films as Mel BrooksYoung Frankenstein and Sidney Lumet’s Fail-Safe who was the American Society of Cinematographers’ most senior member, has died. He was 95. The Asc said he died February 13 but gave no other details. Born on April 25, 1921, in New York City, Hirschfeld was self-taught in his craft — mostly by watching movies. “There were no film schools in those days, so I was always looking for new… »

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Samantha Bee Celebrates ‘Full Frontal’s First Year With Best Demo Delivery Yet

17 February 2017 3:22 PM, PST

Samantha Bee snagged her very best Full Frontal Live + Same Day delivery among adults 18-34 (334K) and adults 18-49 (766K) with her most recent episode, in which she trumpeted,  "We are only one menstrual cycle into this presidency and there is blood in the water." Turns out, a woman can host a late-night talk show and succeed very nicely, contrary to years of conventional wisdom.  Donald Trump helps, of course. And then there’s the show’s move from Monday to Wednesday in… »

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‘Archer’ Season 8 Trailer: Fxx Series Shifts Back In Time To 1940s Los Angeles

17 February 2017 3:08 PM, PST

We’re getting the first look at Season 8 of Adam Reed’s cult hit animated series Archer, now on Fxx after seven seasons at its sister network FX. Season 8 also moves back in time to a noir-themed “Dreamland” set in 1940s Los Angeles, complete with a thriving jazz scene, mobsters, machine guns, and Lana cracking some not-so-great jokes. Last fall, Reed talked about possibly ending the series after the tenth season. “The plan is to end Archer after season 10,” he said on… »

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Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ To Go Live After Donald Trump Addresses Joint Session Of Congress

17 February 2017 2:54 PM, PST

Stephen Colbert’s Late Show will broadcast live following President Donald Trump's address to the joint session of Congress on Tuesday, February 28. Former Obama White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is booked as Colbert’s guest. Also booked that night, Lisa Kudrow. This will mark the 15th time Late Show has broadcast live, including that epic, train-wrecky Election Night special on Showtime in which we learned Colbert and his producer had not mapped out plans for a… »

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‘Casual’ Casts Maya Erskine For Season 3; Matthew Shear Joins ‘The Alienist’

17 February 2017 2:53 PM, PST

Maya Erskine is set for a recurring role in the third season of Hulu comedy series Casual. In Season 3, the surprising consequences following Charles' death and Valerie's decision to move out propel the trio to rebel, exploring different jobs, partners, and unfulfilled passions. As they adjust to a new normal, can they maintain boundaries or will they revert to the comfort of codependency? Erskine will play Rae, a young woman from New York, into FX makeup and magic, the… »

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‘Las Reinas’ ABC Crime Drama Pilot Casts Sonia Braga, Taps Showrunner & Director

17 February 2017 2:30 PM, PST

Las Reinas, ABC’s drama pilot from feature writer Dean Georgaris, ABC Studios and the Mark Gordon Co., has cast Sonia Braga (American Family) in a co-starring role. Additionally, Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato has joined the pilot as executive producer/showrunner under his overall deal at ABC Studios. And Liz Friedlander has been tapped to direct it after co-creating, executive producing and directing the pilot for the Mark Gordon Co./ABC Studios freshman ABC drama… »

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James Earl Joins ‘Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices’ CBS Comedy Pilot

17 February 2017 2:29 PM, PST

Recent Scream Queens alum James Earl has booked a series regular role in Hannah Royce's Questionable Choices, a single-camera comedy from Mad Love creator Matt Tarses and Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment. Written by Tarses, Hannah Royce's Questionable Choices centers on a woman who has made some interesting choices throughout her life – namely, having three different kids with three different men – but all have led her to having a very unique, loving, blended family… »

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‘This Is Us’ Casts Jeremy Luke As Recurring

17 February 2017 1:30 PM, PST

Jeremy Luke (Mob City) has joined the cast of NBC’s breakout drama This Is Us in a recurring role. Luke will play Darryl, one of Jack's (Milo Ventimiglia) best friends growing up. He is a sweet blue collar kid who idolizes Jack. Starring Mandy Moore, Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us follows an ensemble — some of them sharing the same birthday — whose life stories intertwine in curious ways. Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Ron Cephas… »

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Jonni Hartman Rogers Dies: PR Vet & TV Producer Was Mother Of Actress Lisa Hartman Black

17 February 2017 1:13 PM, PST

Jonni Hartman Rogers, a veteran public relations executive whose talent roster once included Bob Hope, David Hasselhoff, Forest Whitaker and her daughter Lisa Hartman Black, died of ovarian cancer Tuesday at her home in Franklin, Tn. Her death was announced by her husband of 22 years, Ray Rogers, formerly of the musical troupe Ray Rogers and the Bojangles and owner of Houston’s popular venue Club Bojangles. Born and raised in Tennessee, Hartman Rogers, whose actress… »

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