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J.J. Abrams, Stephen King Team Up for Limited Series ‘Castle Rock’ on Hulu

17 February 2017 5:22 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

J.J. Abrams and Stephen King are teaming up for a limited series on Hulu.

The surprise announcement came Friday evening, thanks to a mystery image posted on the official Twitter account of Abrams’ company Bad Robot. The tweet signaled fans to a trailer for the series, titled “Castle Rock,” an ode to the fictional town in Maine, which is a popular setting in many of King’s novels.

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Fans of Stephen King, known as Constant Readers, will recognize “Castle Rock” as the setting in many of King’s books, including “Cujo,” “The Dead Zone,” and “The Body.”

The trailer winds a path past many famous locations found in King’s books — like ‘Salems Lot, the Shawshank State Prison, Pennywise (the clown from “It”), the name Annie Wilkes (the crazed uber-fan in “Misery”) and more — before zooming out on a map of Maine.

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‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ Ratings Surge Has Suddenly Made Late Night Competitive Again

23 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Donald Trump has already reignited at least one war: The one in late night.

In the nation’s 56 biggest markets – the ones where Nielsen has meters installed to report overnight ratings instantly – “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” was No. 1 on every night this week.

According to CBS, that marks the first time “The Late Show” has won every night of the week in the metered markets since Colbert took over in September 2015. “The Late Show” was up by double digits vs. last year all week; on Tuesday, the show was up 33% vs. the same night in 2016.

Among overall total viewers, “The Late Show” averaged 3.01 million viewers for the week of Feb. 6-10, putting it in first place overall for the second week in a row. It was Colbert’s best showing since his premiere week. NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” averaged 2.88 million viewers, while ABC’s »


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Supergirl's Mr. Mxyzptlk Explains His 'Updated' Look, Why He Loves Kara

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

For the record, Peter Gadiot is fully aware that he’s playing the CW version of Mr. Mxyzptlk, one of the zaniest — and traditionally unattractive — characters in the DC Universe.

PhotosSupergirl First Look: Alex and Maggie Celebrate Their First Valentine’s Day

“I was as surprised by anyone when I did the research and saw how he is usually,” Gadiot tells TVLine ahead of his character’s debut on Monday’s Supergirl (8/7c). “I think they did an interesting take in that they kept the essence of the character true to the origin, but they made him more relatable and updated. »


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Two New Twin Peaks Teasers Just Came Out and They’re Fantastic

22 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Unfortunately the new Twin Peak isn’t premiering until May on Showtime, but fortunately Twin Peaks is premiering in May on Showtime. The mere fact that the David Lynch classic is even back after all this time is still a mystery to me. And if that hype wasn’t already high, these two new teasers are going to get people even more excited. I’ll be the first to tell you that these two teasers reveal absolutely nothing about the show’s 3rd season. What we do get however, are a pair of short, eerie clips soundtracked by Angelo Badalamenti that signify the very

Two New Twin Peaks Teasers Just Came Out and They’re Fantastic »


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Twin Peaks' Warren Frost Dead at 91

17 February 2017 5:32 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Character actor Warren Frost, best known for his roles on Twin Peaks and Seinfeld, has died at the age of 91.

Frost passed away Friday following a long illness, Showtime confirmed in a statement. He played Dr. Will Hayward, the coroner who refused to perform Laura Palmer’s autopsy, on the original ABC run of Twin Peaks, and came out of retirement to reprise the role in Showtime’s upcoming revival. (Frost’s son Mark is a co-creator of Twin Peaks.)

RelatedTwin PeaksMiguel Ferrer Dead at 61

He also had a memorable recurring role on Seinfeld as Susan’s father Henry Ross, »


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CBS Casts Female Lead in Alan Cumming’s Drama Pilot ‘Instinct’ (Exclusive)

17 February 2017 6:16 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bojana Novakovic has landed the female lead in the CBS drama pilot “Instinct,” opposite Alan Cumming, Variety has learned exclusively.

Instinct” — formerly titled “Killer Instinct” and “Dr. Death” — is about Dylan, a former CIA operative, played by Cumming, who has since built a “normal” life as a gifted professor and writer, and is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer on the loose. Novakovic will play Lizzie, a top detective with the NYPD who approaches Dylan to help with a case.

The TV project is based on James Patterson’s soon-to-be released book. Patterson will serve as an executive producer on the pilot.

Written by Michael Rauch, the hourlong drama hails from CBS Television Studios. Rauch will exec produce with Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Patterson. Cumming will also pull double duty, serving as an executive producer, in »


- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Animal Kingdom: TNT Releases Season Two Premiere Date & Promo

17 February 2017 4:37 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

“You just have to let them think they have the power..." TNT's the one with the power, today. The Turner-owned cable TV drama channel has announced the Animal Kingdom season two release date. Watch a promo, below. The crime family drama stars Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Molly Gordon, and Carolina Guerra.The length of the second season of this TV show has been increased to 13 hourlong episodes. Animal Kingdom season two, premieres on TNT, Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 9:00pm Et/Pt.  Read More… »


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Lucy Hale’s ‘Life Sentence’ CW Pilot Adds ‘Young and Hungry’ Alum Jayson Blair (Exclusive)

17 February 2017 2:30 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jayson Blair has joined Lucy Hale in Bill Lawrence’s CW pilot “Life Sentence.” The dramedy follows Stella (Hale), a young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer, who finds out that she’s not dying after all, forcing her to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to “live like she was dying.” Blair will play Aiden, Stella’s brother/the slighted middle child. Aiden is described as super-charming, though emotionally immature, a womanizer who still lives at home with his parents and sells Adderall to soccer moms who he often ends up sleeping with. Also Read: »


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Cush Jumbo: 5 Things You Didn’t Know about The Good Fight Star

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The debut of “The Good Wife” is tonight and people are expecting big things from Christine Baranski reprising her role as Diane Lockhart.  However, another cast member that people are expecting to be a breakout star is Cush Jumbo.  Cush will be playing the part of Lucca Quinn.  Since people are already familiar with Baranski, we wanted to take a closer look at Cush Jumbo.  The 31-year-old British actress has had an interesting path to get to her role in The Good Fight and we decided it was time to explore it a little.  Here are 5 things you might

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So What Happened Last Night In Sweden? Twitter Ponders Donald Trump Mystery

1 hour ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

So what exactly happened last night in Sweden? Or more accurately Friday night, which is when President Donald Trump suggested during his rally in Florida yesterday that something terribly terroristic had occurred. “Last night, we listened to Abba,” was one response coming from a country entirely unaware that it had been attacked. Trump made the seemingly off-the-cuff remark during his Florida rally, carried live on the news channels, while discussing the impact of… »

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Categorizing The Entire South Park Cast in One Picture

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I’ll never forget the first time I experienced South Park.  I was in college and there was this crazy video with Jesus and these 4 foul mouthed kids saying stuff you’ve never ever heard from cartoon characters.  Jesus proceeded to have a Street Fighter II type fight with none other than figure skater Brian Boitano and at that point we were all hooked.   Everyone I knew was talking about it and the name “South Park” became mainstream. However, I don’t think that anyone could have predicted that 20 years later the show would still be on Comedy Central, would

Categorizing The Entire South Park Cast in One Picture »

- Nat Berman

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Sen. John McCain Reassures ‘Meet The Press’ Host “We Need You”; Beltway Programs Swoon

2 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Senator John McCain’s belated Valentine’s Day chocolate for the press – “We need you,” he told Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet the Press – was devoured by the Sunday Beltway programs today. The Todd-McCain interview (watch it below), released in tweeted snippets over the last couple of days but aired in full this morning, included the warning that the suppression of a “free and many times adversarial press” is “how dictators get started.” Starting with a joke – seemingly… »

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Quotes of the Week: Scandal, Supergirl, The Bachelor, This Is Us, Twd and More

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

The bad news: Another week of top-notch TV has already come and gone.

The good news: We’ve got a brand-new roundup of the best small-screen dialogue from the last seven days, aka Quotes of the Week.

RelatedTVLine’s Performer of the Week: This Is UsSterling K. Brown

This time around, our gallery includes a mic-drop moment courtesy of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Coulson, a culinary insult on black-ish, obscure celebrity gossip on Girls and Corinne’s best line yet on The Bachelor.

Also featured this week: double doses of Late Night With Seth Meyers, This Is Us, »


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The Hasbro Display at New York Toy Fair Was Full of Star Wars, Marvel, and Transformers

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

If you had a chance to be in New York this weekend you could have attended the 2017 New York Toy Fair.  We’ve been teasing images of upcoming toys for weeks and now we have proof of some of the coolest playthings that will be coming out in the near future.  If there’s one thing that movie studios are benefiting from in addition to ticket sales, it’s merchandise.  In particular franchises like Star Wars, anything from Marvel, and the Transformers have pumped even more life into toy companies like Hasbro. Speaking of which, Hasbro has created some amazing toys from

The Hasbro Display at New York Toy Fair Was Full of Star Wars, Marvel, and Transformers »

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The Best Britney Ever After Viewer Reactions on the Internet

3 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Not that this is a surprise, but most people weren’t exactly satisfied with the Lifetime original movie Britney Ever After last night.   The movie was supposed to take us behind the scenes and into the rise, fall, and rise again of pop star Britney Spears.  Given that it was a Lifetime movie it was already safe to assume that the movie would be over the top.  That much it was but it was so much more. Fans took to Twitter and Instagram to remark on some of their reactions to the “film.” One collective feeling was the sentiment that whatever

The Best Britney Ever After Viewer Reactions on the Internet »

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1970 Natalie Wood Photo is What Style was All About

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It’ hard to select a picture of Natalie Wood that one could consider to be the “best one ever” but since I never saw this once before today, I have to go with it.  Unfortunately I don’t know many details behind it but I do know that it was taken in 1970.   She’s 32 years old in this photo and it almost appears to be a precursor to what some of the trendiest styles in the 70s would become.   As you already know Wood was an American film and television actress. She was known for her screen roles in Miracle

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David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly Rehearsing the Ballroom Dance scene in Labyrinth

4 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Labyrinth will always go down as being one of the classics when it comes to the fantasy genre.  Like The Dark Crystal or The Neverending Story, Labyrinth was an exquisite collection of scenery, characters, and storylines that most movies in the 80s had never seen before.  Add to that the genius of Jim Henson and his characters, you can see why Labyrinth has remained a classic to this day.  You can also see why a reboot is in the works. What’s even more bittersweet about the film is one of its stars, David Bowie.  It’s the first movie where we

David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly Rehearsing the Ballroom Dance scene in Labyrinth »

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Liv Tyler, Sherlock Vet Join Kit Harington in Guy Fawkes Miniseries Gunpowder

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

The Leftovers isn’t even cold yet, but Liv Tyler has already lined up her next small-screen gig, starring alongside Kit Harington in the Guy Fawkes-inspired miniseries Gunpowder.

VideosThe Leftovers Trailer: Kevin and Nora Brace for ‘Final Departure’

Per our sister site Deadline, Tyler is one of three actors joining the Game of Thrones star in the three-part BBC One drama. Sherlock‘s Mark Gatiss and Top of the Lake‘s Peter Mullan have also signed on to appear in supporting roles.

As first reported back in October, Gunpowder is set in the year 1605 and chornicles the attempt made »


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‘Billions’ Review: A Radical Proposal for Season 2 Fans Won’t Like Right Now, But Could Love Later

5 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

When “Billions” Season 1 ended two things happened: In the narrative, Damian Lewis’ hedge fund manager Bobby “Axe” Axelrod and Paul Giamatti’s U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes growled menacingly at each other from the demolished interior of Axe’s formerly luxurious office space. You see, Chuck had convinced Axe there was a bug somewhere on his turf, forcing him to tear it apart himself; wasting time, effort, and anxiety for what amounted to be a decent, if not exceptional, prank.

Jim Harper would be proud, but “Billions” isn’t a comedy. We need to feel the weight of this supposedly high-stakes story, not laugh at it. Once Axe had finished tearing apart his fancy schmancy office, the two started spitting fire at one another, making threats and promises; tossing insults back and forth; exchanging ever-building anger at the very existence of their opponent. But they didn’t say or do anything revelatory. »


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What the Cast of Smallville Looks like Today

5 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Just mentioning the show Smallville has put the theme song in my head for the entire day.  There’s just no way around it.  It’s somewhat difficult to believe that the show lasted as long as it did and yet even more hard to believe that the show ended all the way back in 2011.  I think most of us predicted that many of the cast members would move on to bigger and better projects but some of the cast have surprised us while others it was possible we could have predicted. But if there’s one thing we can thank Smallville

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