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Netflix Announces Dates for Sense8 Christmas Special, Season 2 Premiere

2 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The holidays are coming early for Sense8 fans.

Netflix will debut a Christmas special for the series on Friday, Dec. 23, at 12:01 am Pt/3:01 am Et.

In the one-off, “eight singular hearts and minds weave in and out of each other’s lives finding deeper connections, learning darker, more desperate secrets about one another and struggling to identify with more than just oneself,” reads the official description.

Season 2 of the drama premieres Friday, May 5, at 12:01 am Pt.

In the new episodes, picking up where Season 1 ended, “Capheus »


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Robert Kelly To Star In Autobiographical Comedy In Works At FX From Apostle

2 December 2016 4:40 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll co-star Robert Kelly is reuniting with the series’ creator-star Denis Leary and his Apostle production company for another FX comedy series project. The cable network is developing a half-hour series starring actor-comedian Kelly, from Leary & Jim Serpico’s Apostle. In addition to starring, Kelly will co-write the autobiographical project with Apostle principals Serpico and Tom Sellitti. The comedy stems from Kelly’s recent life experiences beating… »


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How ‘Westworld’ Overcame Setbacks to Shine as HBO’s New Tentpole

2 December 2016 4:40 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Just about anything you wouldn’t want written about your television show prior to its premiere was written about “Westworld.” Production delays, charges of casual misogyny, labor complaints invoking the phrase “genital-to-genital touching” — all dominated advance coverage of the series, and all provided fodder for anyone skeptical of HBO’s ability to execute a big-budget sci-fi drama as ambitious as anything in TV history at a time of executive transition in the cable channel’s uppermost ranks.

Then the show debuted, became a hit, and spoiled a perfectly good narrative about how it was destined for disaster.

With its season-one finale set for Sunday, “Westworld” is averaging 11.7 million viewers per episode across multiple platforms, according to HBO — the most ever for a freshman drama on the premium service. Speaking at a financial conference Tuesday, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara compared “Westworld” favorably to HBO’s all-time biggest show.

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‘School Of Rock’ Renewed For Season 3 By Nickelodeon

2 December 2016 4:23 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The School of Rock will be in session for another year. Nickelodeon has picked up a supersized 20-episode third season of the popular musical comedy series based on the 2003 Paramount movie. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2017. The pickup comes as the series, developed by Jim and Steve Armogida, is heading toward its Season 2 finale on January 28. Originally ordered straight-to-series, School of Rock landed a quick 13-episode Season 2 renewal four episodes into… »


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Netflix Announces ‘Sense8’ Christmas Special and Season 2 Premiere Dates

1 hour ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

O come, all ye “Sense8” faithful.

Netflix has announced a two-hour Christmas special will be available around the globe on Dec. 23. What’s more, Season 2 will pick up with 10 new episodes on May 5.

As Netflix debuts are want to do, the shows will be available to stream (and now possibly download) starting at 12:01 a.m. Pt on the given release date.

The description provided for the Christmas Special leaves a lot to the imagination: “The journey continues as these eight singular hearts and minds weave in and out of each other’s lives finding deeper connections, learning darker, more desperate secrets about one another and struggling to identify with more than just oneself.” A similarly vague setup for Season 2 says that the whole cast will struggle to survive and understand one another “against all odds.”

In his review of the first season, Variety TV critic Brian Lowry wrote, “The main problem, simply »


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