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Hulu Sets Sarah Silverman Variety Show 'I Love You, America'

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Hulu is the latest streamer to get into the talk-variety game.

The service has ordered a weekly half-hour topical show from Sarah Silverman. Tentatively titled I Love You, America, the series will feature the comedienne discussing the current political and emotional landscape of the country.

Hulu has given the project, which hails from Funny or Die, a 10-episode order. Silverman, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Amy Zvi will executive produce the series.

The show will follow Silverman as she looks to connect with people who may not agree with her personal opinions through honesty, humor, genuine interest in others and »

- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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NBC Promotes Trio in Alternative Department Restructuring

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NBC's booming reality house has promoted two staffers and added another.

The network announced Monday that Jenny Groom will now oversee Paul Telegdy's busy alternative department, continuing to serve as senior vice president of programming and development. Under her are Shelby Shaftel, upped from director to VP, and publicity import Lesley Cerwin. The longtime NBC communications executive, point on the alternative department for eight years, has moved over to programming — where she will now serve as Svp of current.

“Jenny Groom has emerged as the natural leader for the NBC alternative programming team," said Telegdy, NBC Entertainment's alternative and reality »

- Michael O'Connell

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'Waco' Miniseries Adds 'House of Cards,' 'Boardwalk Empire' Alums

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Weinstein Television's Waco event series is adding to its cast.

House of Cards' Paul Sparks, Boardwalk Empire alum Shea Whigham, Birdman grad Andrea Riseborough and Rory Culkin (Signs) have signed on for the six-part project, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Set to air on Paramount Network in 2018, Waco will reveal the untold true story of the 51-day standoff in 1993 between the Atf, the FBI and David Koresh’s spiritual sect, The Branch Davidians. Told from several perspectives of those most intimately involved in both sides of the conflict almost 25 years later. The raid lead to a deadly fire that killed 76 »

- Kate Stanhope

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Sparks Outrage After Lifting Sarah Paulson's Dress

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American Horror Story fans filled the Dolby Theatre Sunday to see the cast in person for PaleyFest, but they got more than they bargained for.

Cuba Gooding Jr. drew outrage on social media when he lifted co-star Sarah Paulson's dress at the beginning of the panel when she stood up to welcome co-star Kathy Bates to the stage.

What happened to Sarah Paulson yesterday at #PaleyFest was so disrespectful and definitely Not Ok or funny

— Rebecca O'Keeffe (@RebeccaOkeeffe5) March 27, 2017

Okay, yes I went »

- THR Staff

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TV Ratings: March Madness Goes High, 'American Crime' Goes Low

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Sunday broadcast lineup brought some very high highs (CBS' March Madness coverage) and some alarmingly low lows (ABC's American Crime).

Starting with the good news: North Carolina's buzzer win over Kentucky propelled CBS to a stellar victory, despite only a half-hour's worth of Ncaa tournament game play leaking into primetime. Prior to any time zone adjustments, Fast National ratings have the end of the game averaging a 5.3 rating among adults 18-49 and nearly 21 million viewers.

That number will change, as will those for the subsequent telecasts, but it won't take any wins away from the network. CBS dominated »

- Michael O'Connell

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Barry Jenkins' Limited Series 'The Underground Railroad' Lands at Amazon

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Hot off Moonlight's Best Picture win at the Oscars, Barry Jenkins has set his next act.

The filmmaker is headed to television to write and direct a limited series based on Colson Whitehead's award-winning novel The Underground Railroad for Amazon. The hourlong drama will be executive produced by Jenkins' Pastel and Brad Pitt's Plan B, both of which backed Moonlight. An episode count has yet to be announced.

In addition to selling over 825,000 copies in the U.S., The Underground Railroad was an Oprah’s Book Club 2016 selection, No. 1 New York Times bestseller »

- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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'American Horror Story': Sarah Paulson Wants to Play Trump in Election-Themed Season

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Sarah Paulson won an Emmy last year for portraying real-life figure Marcia Clark in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. The actress is looking to play a real-life figure, albeit a much more divisive one, in the upcoming seventh season of American Horror Story.

"I'd like to play Donald Trump," Paulson told The Hollywood Reporter Sunday when asked who from Ahs' large ensemble of returning castmembers should step into the president's shoes.

Ryan Murphy, the mastermind behind both American Horror Story and American Crime Story, first revealed in February that the theme of the new season would be »

- Kate Stanhope

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Rachel Dolezal Still Identifies as Black, Blames Media for "Warping" Her Life Story

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Rachel Dolezal has returned to the media spotlight, writing a book entitled In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World.

On Monday's Today she said she felt the book was "forced upon" her because she wanted to tell the "whole story" of her life. Dolezal was widely criticized two years ago when it was discovered that she is Caucasian, although she had been claiming she was black and was the president of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP.

"My life story was really warped beyond recognition by a lot of the negative press in 2015," said Dolezal. »

- THR Staff

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'Cash Cab' Revived at Discovery Channel (Exclusive)

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Cash Cab is back on duty.

Discovery Channel is rebooting the game show, which previously ran for 10 seasons, from 2005-12, and won three Emmy Awards. Comedian David Steinberg has come on board as an executive producer of the show, which hails from original producers Lion USA along with Norton Productions.

The series finds unwitting passengers entering the "Cash Cab" expecting a normal taxi journey, only to discover they're instant contestants in a game that could earn them a cash prize.

Dodging New York City traffic, these passengers will take on classic trivia en route to their destination. If they »

- Kimberly Nordyke

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Animal Planet on the Hunt for Mysterious Creatures in New Series 'Expedition Mungo' (Exclusive)

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Animal Planet has ordered a new series following an adventure cameraman's search for mysterious creatures.

Expedition Mungo will follow Paul "Mungo" Mungeam — who has worked with the likes of Bear Grylls and traveled to more than 90 countries to capture wild, and sometimes hostile, environments — as he steps in front of the camera to explore myths and legends that he's heard about during his 20 years of traveling the world.

In the series, Mungeam will lead a team of fellow adventurers to some of the most remote and undiscovered areas of the world in hopes of separating fact »

- Kimberly Nordyke

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Ion Nabs Jason Priestley's 'Private Eyes' Drama

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Ion Television on Monday unveiled a deal with Entertainment One for Private Eyes, starring Jason Priestley as a former pro hockey player-turned-detective.

Private Eyes, set in Toronto, sees Priestley play Matt Shade, who teams up with fierce P.I. Angie Everett (Cindy Sampson) to form an unlikely investigation agency. The deal follows another eOne series, Saving Hope, starring Erica Durance, ending a five-year run on Ion.

"We are thrilled to continue what has become a very fruitful relationship with eOne by bringing our audience this exciting new original program,” Brandon Burgess, chairman and CEO of Ion Media Networks, said »

- Etan Vlessing

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Critic's Notebook: The Faux Feminism of 'Feud'

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From its Mad Men-esque animated opening credits sequence showing the silhouette of a man-as-puppeteer controlling two lady marionettes, Ryan Murphy’s FX show Feud: Bette and Joan is hammering away at a clear theme: If it wasn’t for meddlesome men in Hollywood, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis could have been friends, not foes.

The notion is re-telegraphed in the second installment of the eight-episode miniseries. “At the time, we didn't know that these two great screen legends, friends of ours, were being manipulated so cruelly by the men around them,” says Olivia de Havilland (Catherine Zeta-Jones) about Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Davis (Susan Sarandon).

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- Miriam Bale

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'Walking Dead': Who Will Fire the First Shot in Rick and Negan's War?

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[This story contains spoilers through season seven, episode 15 of AMC's The Walking Dead, as well as the comics on which they are based.]

Alright, Alexandria. It's finally time to go to war.

With the season seven finale now less than a week away, AMC's The Walking Dead is finally on the cusp of one of the signature storylines from the comic books: "All-Out War," a 12-issue event focusing on Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) finally casting aside all niceties in favor of settling their differences on the battlefield. The back half of »

- Josh Wigler

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Rep Sheet Roundup: Lorde Signs With Pmk*Bnc

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Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired? The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact rebecca.sun@thr.com.

Making her comeback

Lorde has signed with publicity firm Pmk*Bnc’s music department. Earlier this month the Grammy winner released “Green Light,” the lead single for her much-anticipated sophomore album, due this summer. Lorde’s seven-time platinum 2013 debut single “Royals” made her, at 16, the youngest solo artist (and only New Zealander) since 1987 to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. This summer she will perform at major festivals including Coachella, »

- Rebecca Sun

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Former Obama Press Secretary Josh Earnest Joining NBC News as Political Analyst

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President Obama's White House press secretary Josh Earnest has joined NBC News as a political analyst.

Earnest made his debut on Monday morning's Today and Morning Joe, with Today announcing Earnest's new position, followed by the below staff memo sent out by NBC News president Noah Oppenheim and MSNBC president Phil Griffin.

Earnest spent 10 years working with Obama, starting as the then-Senator's Iowa communications director in March 2007. He served as deputy communications director during the 2008 general election. He most notably served as White House press secretary from 2014 to 2017.

Read Oppenheim and Griffin's full staff memo »

- Hilary Lewis

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The Top 5 TV Stories for the Week of March 27

12 hours ago

Welcome to This Week in TV. In a bid to help prioritize from all the events, premieres, big episodes and finales, The Hollywood Reporter's eagle-eyed TV team every Monday will take a closer look at what to expect from the week ahead — and provide helpful links and context for each. Here's a handy primer for the events that will likely take over the headlines in the week ahead. 

Fox's Bones Bids Adieu, 9 p.m., Tuesday

After 12 seasons and just as many time slot changes, the long-running Fox procedural wraps its abbreviated final season. David Boreanaz has already booked his next potential »

- Lesley Goldberg,Kate Stanhope

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Len Blavatnik Invests in 'The Night Of' Producers Bad Wolf

13 hours ago

Access Entertainment, the entertainment investment arm of billionaire Len Blavatnik's Access Industries, has taken a 24.9 percent stake in British high-end TV production banner Bad Wolf, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. 

Bad Wolf, which was launched in 2015 by BBC veterans Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, is based in South Wales (where they both helped reboot Doctor Who) and Los Angeles, and has a major TV adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials with the BBC and New Line Cinema on its upcoming slate. 

The company also had a production credit on HBO's acclaimed drama The Night Of, thanks largely to »

- Alex Ritman

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'Into the Badlands' Recruit Nick Frost on Giving Simon Pegg an Atomic Powerslam

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Into the Badlands, AMC’s genre-bending post-apocalyptic martial arts drama (try saying that five times fast) returned with a bang earlier this month, the first two episodes of season two earning largely rave reviews across the board.

Added to the action is a major new character, Baiji, being played by Nick Frost, the British actor famed for his comedy collaborations with old friend Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul), and, more recently, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Doctor Who and the upcoming TV comedy with Rupert Grint, Sick Note.

The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Frost, who's gearing up »

- Alex Ritman

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Conservative Star Tomi Lahren "Banned Permanently" From The Blaze (Report)

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Tomi Lahren won't be returning to The Blaze after being "banned permanently" for her pro-choice comments, according to a report in The New York Post. 

Lahren, host of Tomi on The Blaze, was suspended earlier this month for comments she made March 17 on The View. "I can't sit here and be a hypocrite and say I'm for limited government, but I think the government should decide what women do with their bodies," Lahren said on The View.

Lahren's comments were widely criticized by conservatives on Twitter and the controversy intensified the day after The View appearance when she sought to »

- Abid Rahman

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'Feud' Star on That Heart-Breaking Career Twist

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[This story contains spoilers from the "More, or Less" episode of FX's Feud.]

Ryan Murphy’s latest anthology series, FX's Feud: Bette and Joan, has offered plenty of overarching themes in its freshman season: ageism, sexism and the idea of media-perpetuated feuds, to name a few. But following Sunday’s episode, “More, or Less,” the FX drama made it clear that Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) weren’t the only women getting the short end of the stick in the early '60s.

As What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? hit theaters and the masses declared it an overall winner thanks »

- Amber Dowling

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