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ABC Buys ‘Paradise Falls’ Drama From ‘Criminal Minds’ Showrunner Erica Messer

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Longtime Criminal Minds executive producer/showrunner Erica Messer has set up a new drama project at ABC. Paradise Falls, which Messer will write and executive produce, comes from ABC Studios where she is based. Paradise Falls is described as a grounded look at the challenging life of a multi-generational family. It centers around a working mom who figures out the best way to guide her kids (and even the adults) is through a series of homemade parenting videos. Paradise Fa… »

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‘I Mom So Hard’ Comedy Based On Web Series From Michelle Nader & Rob Thomas Gets CBS Production Commitment

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CBS has given a pilot production commitment to multi-camera comedy I Mom So Hard, from former 2 Broke Girls executive producer Michelle Nader and Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars). The project is based on the popular web series #imomsohard whose creators/stars Kristen Hensley and Jen Smedley also will topline the CBS adaptation, produced by Warner Bros. TV where Nader and Thomas are under overall deals Written by Nader and co-written by Hensley and Smedley, I Mom So Hard focuses… »

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‘Law & Order: Svu’: Sam Waterston To Reprise Jack McCoy Role In Season 19

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Jack McCoy is returning to the Law & Order fold. Sam Waterston, who played prosecutor Jack McCoy for 16 seasons on NBC’s mothership Law & Order, will reprise his role in a guest appearance on Law & Order: Svu later this season. No other details were revealed. Created by prolific, Emmy-winning producer Dick Wolf, Law & Order: Svu chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate… »

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‘Bob’s Burgers’ Co-Exec Producer Wendy Molyneux Talks Emmy Win, Season 8 Guest Stars, And “Beef Relief”

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Every year, the competition at the Emmys for Outstanding Animated Program is tough and this year, Bob’s Burgers took the trophy, beating out Archer, Elena of Avalor and animated juggernauts South Park and The Simpsons. Having been nominated every year for the category since 2012, this marked the second time Fox’s cult animated series won (the first was in 2014) and it was a wonderful surprise for co-executive producer and writer Wendy Molyneux. “I don't think about the… »

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Sanctuary Family Comedy In Works At ABC As Immigration Projects Remain Hot

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With the topic of immigration firmly in the headlines, most recently over President Donald Trump's decision yesterday to end the Daca program, it has become a very popular subject for TV series projects this season. The latest is an untitled single-camera comedy (aka Sanctuary Family), which has received a script plus penalty commitment at ABC. Written by David Feeney (New Girl, 2 Broke Girls) and to be directed by Christine Gernon (Speechless, New Girl), the comedy… »

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‘Jane The Virgin’: Alex Meneses Set To Recur In Season 4 Of the CW Series

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Former Telenovela star Alex Meneses is set for a recurring role on the upcoming fourth season of the CW’s hit dramedy Jane the Virgin. Meneses will play Katherine, owner of the Cortes Hotel Conglomerate, who is a possible investor of Rafael (Justin Baldoni) and Petra’s (Yael Grobglas) hotel. There aren’t many details about the Season 4 storyline, but Jane the Virgin creator/executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman told Deadline after the Season 3 finale that the fourth… »

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‘Will & Grace’ Lands First-Ever Streaming Deal With Hulu For Old & New Episodes

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As Will & Grace is coming back to NBC for at least two new seasons, the series’ original 194 episodes will be made available for streaming for the first time via a deal with Hulu. The Emmy-winning comedy will be available beginning Thursday, a week ahead of the September 28 return of Will & Grace on NBC. Hulu will be the exclusive Svod partner for the original eight seasons, which also will be available on the NBC app and pay TV providers with authentication. The deal… »

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Senator Calls Jimmy Kimmel Claims “Absolute Garbage”; Obama Calls Gop Efforts “Aggravating”

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“Next time, call,” seems to be the message from senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham to late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. “I wished he would’ve called Senator Cassidy to ask him if what I’m reading is true,” Graham said to NBC’s Kasie Hunt today. “Because you heard some liberal talking points that are absolute garbage. He bought it hook, line and sinker.” Graham and Cassidy, snared by Hunt in a walk & talk interview, seemed especially peeved that Kimmel questioned Cassidy… »

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Dick Wolf Gets CBS Series Order For FBI Drama

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Dick Wolf is branching out. The uber producer and NBC Mvp, who has five drama series on the peacock network, has received a 13-episode order at CBS for a new procedural drama slated for launch during the 2018-2019 season. It will be Wolf’s first drama series to launch on a network other than NBC in 15 years, since the 2003 Dragnet reboot on ABC. The new series, tentatively titled F.B.I., will chronicle the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of… »

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Netflix Greenlights Comedy From Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland & Amy Poehler

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Netflix has given an eight-episode straight-to-series order to an untitled comedy (fka Russian Doll) from Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland (Bachelorette, Sleeping with Other People) and Amy Poehler, with Lyonne attached to star. Co-created and executive produced by Lyonne, Poehler and Headland, the comedy follows a young woman named Nadia (Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City. "Natasha's humor, humanity… »

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch ‘Riverdale’ Companion Series In Works At the CW

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One of Archie Comics’ most popular characters, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, has been conspicuously missing from the CW’s Archie-themed drama series Riverdale. Now she is getting her own series. The CW has put in development The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, eyed as a companion series to Riverdale for the 2018-19 season. It comes from the same team as Riverdale: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TV, with Aguirre-Sacasa, who penned the Riverdale… »

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‘In The Cloud’: Crackle Sets Cast As Production Begins

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Nora Arnezeder (Safe House), Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment), Justin Chatwin (Shameless), Tomiwa Edun (The Hour) and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad) have been cast in Crackle's upcoming sci-thriller In the Cloud., from Imperative Entertainment and Automatik. Production is underway in London and Manchester, England, on the 90-minute feature expected to release in December on the streaming network. In the Cloud takes place in the near future after dozens of people are killed in… »

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‘Game Of Thrones’: Another Potential Prequel In Works

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There is a fifth potential Game of Thrones prequel series in the works, and this one hails from GoT co-executive producer Bryan Cogman, Deadline has confirmed. The project is currently in early development. HBO noted earlier that there is no set timetable for the possible series, and all will be evaluated when scripts are completed. The fifth possible prequel was mentioned cryptically by George R.R. Martin in a blog post a few months ago. HBO confirmed back in the spring… »

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Hits Ratings Highs With Performance Finale

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The Season 12 penultimate episode of NBC's America's Got Talent on Tuesday night drew 14.3 million total viewers and a 2.9 rating in adults 18-49 (Live+same day) to deliver the long-running variety series’ most-watched Tuesday telecast in six years and the highest-rated among 18-49 in three years. Last night’s show edged last year’s performance finale by 4% in 18-49 (2.9 vs. 2.8) and 2% in total viewers (14.32 million vs. 13.97 million). It also surged (up 23% and 26%)… »

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Hillary Clinton To Colbert: Trump Speech “Dangerous”; President Snipes Back – Update

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Update, with Trump tweet Apparently responding to Hillary Clinton’s appearance on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert, President Donald Trump says Clinton allowed North Korea to “research and build Nukes” while she was Secretary of State. “Crooked Hillary now criticizes,” Trump tweeted today. And he takes a swipe at “Bill C” as well, possibly an acknowledgement that Bill Clinton was, well, the president. See his tweet below. Previous Tuesday Hillary Clinton’s appearance… »

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Hillary Clinton Gives Stephen Colbert Ratings Boost In Post-Emmy ‘Late Show’

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Hillary Clinton helped The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to a household late-night ratings win Tuesday. With Clinton’s visit, The Late Show‘s first telecast following a week off as Colbert hosted the Emmys delivered 2.8 rating in overnight metered markets. Clinton couldn’t quite match Anthony Scaramucci, whose post-dismissal Late Show interview on August 14 delivered an all-time high overnight rating of 3.1. Last night’s 2.8 rating was the highest Late Show overnight… »

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Jimmy Kimmel Rallies Critics Of Obamacare Repeal; Republican Senator Says Kimmel “Doesn’t Understand”

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Even as Jimmy Kimmel rallies opponents of the latest Republican attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Republican senator accused by Kimmel of lying now says the late night host (and father of a son born with a congenital heart condition) just doesn’t get it. Senator Bill Cassidy, appearing on CNN this morning, told New Day host Chris Cuomo that under the bill he’s co-authored with Sen. Lindsey Graham, “more people will have coverage and we protect those with… »

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‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ Trailer: Frank Castle Gets Revenge

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Netflix has released the first official trailer for Marvel’s The Punisher which begins with a poignant look-back at Frank’s family before they were killed, but turns brutal and bloody quickly. The internet TV network is still being coy about the release date with more blackouts at the end of the clip where the premiere date would be shown. The logline: After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers… »

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French & Saunders Reteam For BBC Special; ITV On ‘Manhunt’ – Global Briefs

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Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are set for a holiday special 30th anniversary episode of their award-winning sketch show French And Saunders. BBC One will air the BBC Studios Comedy production which marks the first time in 10 years that the talents behind The Vicar Of Dibley and Absolutely Fabulous will reunite on screen. Saunders says, "We have almost deliberately stayed alive this long just to force the British Broadcorping Castration to put us on television one last… »

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Sean Penn To Star In Beau Willimon’s ‘The First’ TV Series For Hulu & Channel 4

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In his first major TV role, two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn has been tapped as the male lead of The First, House of Cards creator Beau Willimon’s straight-to-series drama, slated to premiere on Hulu and Channel 4 in 2018. Written by Willimon, The First follows the first human mission to Mars, exploring the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization. The story focuses not only on the astronauts, but also on their families and loved ones, as… »

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