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‘Fire and Fury’ to Be Adapted Into TV Series

‘Fire and Fury’ to Be Adapted Into TV Series
Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” is being eyed for an adaptation into a television series, Variety has confirmed.

Endeavor Content has purchased the film and television rights to the book, which goes inside the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency. It largely portrays Trump as unprepared for the enormity of his office, and that he is unable to focus his attention on policy details. The book also includes quotes from former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who referred to the 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer as “treasonous.” Bannon eventually resigned his position at Breitbart News over the furor caused by his statements.

The book proved to be an immediate best-seller and was sold out at bookstores in several major cities the day it was released.

No studio is currently attached to the project. Wolff will serve as an executive producer on the project with former
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Kristen Wiig to Star in Apple Comedy Series From Reese Witherspoon (Exclusive)

Kristen Wiig to Star in Apple Comedy Series From Reese Witherspoon (Exclusive)
Kristen Wiig is returning to the small screen.

In a competitive situation with multiple outlets bidding, Apple has landed a 10-episode comedy series executive produced by and starring the Saturday Night Live grad. The project, inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld's upcoming short-story collection You Think It, I'll Say It and produced by Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine banner, is the tech giant's first scripted comedy pickup.

Colleen McGuinness (30 Rock) created the series and serves as showrunner. She will exec produce alongside Witherspoon, her Hello Sunshine topper Lauren Neustadter and Wiig. Sittenfeld is on board as a consulting producer. A studio is...
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‘The Tick’ Season 2 Greenlit by Amazon Studios, Set for 2019 Premiere

‘The Tick’ Season 2 Greenlit by Amazon Studios, Set for 2019 Premiere
Amazon Studios has ordered a second season of “The Tick,” the reboot of the offbeat superhero series based on the popular comic.

Series creator Ben Edlund (“Firefly,” “Supernatural,” “Gotham”) will return along with leads Peter Serafinowicz (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) as The Tick and Griffin Newman (“Search Party”) as Arthur, with additional casting to be announced.

The Tick” season 2 will comprise 10 episodes and will begin production in 2018. It’s expected to premiere in 2019 exclusively on Prime Video in over 200 countries. The half-hour series is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Amazon Studios.

As previously announced, Amazon will premiere the highly anticipated second half of The Tick’s first season on Feb. 23, 2018, featuring six all-new episodes of the show.

“Ben has created a resounding hit while Peter and Griffin have brought Tick and Arthur to indelible life,” Sharon Yguado, Amazon Studios head of scripted series, said in announcing the renewal. “We can’t wait to bring fans more
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TV Ratings: 'Black Lightning' Gets a Promising Premiere on CW

TV Ratings: 'Black Lightning' Gets a Promising Premiere on CW
Good news for the CW. It seems the network still hasn't exhausted its viewers' appetite for superhero shows.

Black Lightning joined the lineup on Tuesday night, making it the fifth comic book series on the network — seventh, if you're counting genre-divergent entries iZombie and Riverdale. The first hour pulled a strong 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers. Those numbers are quite sound by CW standards, especially when you consider the fact that lead-in The Flash, the CW's No. 1 series, only performed incrementally better. Black Lightning shared The Flash's score in the key demo and lost fewer...
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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Ellen Pompeo Signs for 2 More Seasons at Record $20 Million Per Year

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Ellen Pompeo Signs for 2 More Seasons at Record $20 Million Per Year
Ellen Pompeo has renewed her contract on Shonda Rhimes’ “Grey’s Anatomy” through seasons 15 and 16, becoming the highest paid dramatic actress on TV at a record $20 million per year, according to media reports. The new deal would provide Pompeo $575,000 per episode, a seven-figure bonus, back end points on the Shondaland show, a producing credit and an executive producing credit for the upcoming firefighter spin-off, The Hollywood Reporter wrote. More to come…
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The Shannara Chronicles: Cancelled But Season Three Being Shopped Elsewhere

The Shannara Chronicles: Cancelled But Season Three Being Shopped Elsewhere
Is there life left deep within the Ellcrys Tree?

The upcoming Paramount Network has cancelled The Shannara Chronicles after two seasons. Reportedly the producer, Sonar Entertainment, is shopping season three of The Shannara Chronicles to other outlets. Shannara and its fans are used to moving.

Despite the fact that its first season was number one scripted series on MTV, parent company Viacom moved it to Spike TV for season two, ahead of that cable channel's rebranding as Paramount Network, which happens this Thursday.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos is Renewed for a Second Season

The exciting announcement has been made that Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos is returning for a second season with Seth MacFarlane producing again. Cosmos, which is a revival of the 1980s Carl Sagan series, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, will be coming back to both the National Geographic Channel and Fox. This season will be called Cosmos: Possible Worlds and it will delve into cosmic revolution, serious scientific concepts, and how our space and time coordinates were found. Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist who previously hosted Star Talk, will return as to host the series which is scheduled to premiere in Spring

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos is Renewed for a Second Season
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‘The Alienist’ Review: Nothing Alienating About TNT’s Deft 19th Century Drama

It is a long way from the uneven streets of 1896 New York City to the well-heeled slopes of Park City, but TNT's The Alienist will feel right at home at this year’s Sundance Film Festival among the top-notch films premiering over the next week. With a preview screening set for January 19 at the festival ahead of its January 22 premiere, the limited series starring Dakota Fanning, Daniel Brühl and Luke Evans based on Caleb Carr's 1994 bestseller is a great yarn that has…
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Natpe: Mediapro’s Globomedia Inks Exclusive Pact with Spanish Showrunner Javier Olivares

Globomedia, one of Spain’s foremost TV drama producers and part of TV giant Mediapro, has inked an exclusive deal with Spanish showrunner Javier Olivares (“Isabel,” “The Department of Time”) to develop new fiction projects.

The move marks another step in the Mediapro Group’s ambitious plans of signing standout TV creators to strengthen the company’s growing role in TV production in Spain and abroad, having tapped in the last two years “Homeland”-creator Ran Telem as head of international development and taking a significant stake in Argentine Daniel Burman’s Burman Office.

The showrunner on pubcaster Rtve’s La 1 TV drama “Isabel,” one of the biggest Spanish fiction hits in recent times, in terms of both local TV audiences and international sales, Javier Olivares also co-created with his late brother Pablo “The Department of Time,” a cult sci-fi series produced for Rtve, whose third season was co-financed by Netflix.

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AMC Developing Dramedy ‘Aim High’ From ‘Falling Water’ Co-Creator, ‘Longmire’ Writer (Exclusive)

AMC is developing a series that hails from Blake Masters and Boo Killebrew, Variety has learned exclusively.

The series, titled “Aim High,” is described as a dramedy centered around a Southern family. Masters and Killebrew will write and executive produce the potential one-hour project.

Masters most recently co-created the USA series “Falling Water” with Henry Bromell in addition to serving as executive producer on the series. He also created the Showtime series “Brotherhood” and developed “Law & Order: La.” Killebrew wrote multiple episodes of “Longmire” after the show moved to Netflix in its fourth season.

The series is under development as part of AMC’s content partnership with Charter Communications. Under the agreement, which was announced in April 2017, Charter will have an exclusive initial window in the U.S. to the co-produced content for use on its own platform, while AMC Studios will retain subsequent rights, including the right to distribute the content internationally.

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‘The Boys’: Antony Starr, Chace Crawford, Dominique McElligott & Jessie Usher Cast In Amazon’s Superhero Drama Series

Antony Starr (American Gothic), Dominique McElligott (The Last Tycoon), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), Jessie T. Usher (Survivor’s Remorse) and Nathan Mitchell (iZombie) have joined Erin Moriarty as leads in Amazon's straight-to-series drama The Boys, Deadline has learned. Amazon Studios Based on the comic book by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson and created by Supernatural creator and Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke, The Boys is set in a world where…
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According to New Report, “Pitch Perfect 3” is Secretly “Pentagon Propganda,”

Pitch Perfect was a sleeper hit from 2012 featuring an a cappella group of all girls competing against another a cappella group from the same college. Said movie proved popular enough to inspire a sequel called Pitch Perfect 2 in 2015 and a second sequel called Pitch Perfect 3 in 2017. The last movie has met with a much more mixed response from both the critics and the consumers. There are still those who like it, but at the same time, there are also those who find it unappealing because it is straining to capture the magic of the first

According to New Report, “Pitch Perfect 3” is Secretly “Pentagon Propganda,”
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‘The Path’ Review: Season 3 Makes Big, Bold Moves to Tackle Cults With More Relevancy Than Ever

‘The Path’ Review: Season 3 Makes Big, Bold Moves to Tackle Cults With More Relevancy Than Ever
As a family drama, “The Path” is very good. As an appraisal of belief, it’s extraordinary.

Jessica Goldberg’s Hulu drama — the streaming company’s inaugural hourlong series — has already been delivering nuanced relationship narratives for two seasons, primarily focusing on the central love triangle between Eddie Lane (Aaron Paul), Sarah Lane (Michelle Monaghan), and Cal Roberts (Hugh Dancy). In this realm alone, “The Path” has been consistently compelling. Dancy may not be getting the buzz he did for “Hannibal,” but he’s doing work of equal magnitude. Paul is so strong as an exasperated father, husband, and leader, while Monaghan confidently pushes Sarah from moments of the utmost fragility to places of fierce conviction.

How far Goldberg and her writing staff has taken each character is impressive (not to mention the rest of the cast), but the scope of “The Path” keeps widening beyond family, and in the
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Happy! First Look: The Support Group That Has to Be Seen to Be Believed

Just when you thought Happy! could not get any more insane, Syfy’s audacious new dramedy sends its title character to therapy via… the world’s first support group for imaginary friends.

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In the wake of last week’s installment, in which Christopher Meloni’s increasingly desperate and unhinged Nick Sax gave his make-believe blue winged friend the heave-ho, a crestfallen Happy (voiced by Patton Oswalt) reaches out to a group of fellow IFs for comfort and counsel.

Watch the clip above and and
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Spike TV Logo Gets Explosive Send-Off On Facebook

“Choose your destruction.” A six-week interactive campaign to say farewell to Spike TV is wrapping up with a wild stunt on Facebook. Ahead of its rebrand Thursday as Paramount Network, the outgoing Spike is not going quietly. In a live video on Par Network’s Facebook page, viewers can participate in the destruction of the network’s soon-to-be former logo by interacting and voting via Facebook reactions. The post reads, “We’re back! We’re saying goodbye to Spike by…
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Did Fate of the Furious Steal a Scene from a 2007 Short Film?

Fate of the Furious is an enormously popular film that was released last year. While there are a lot of people that think this particular franchise has more than reached its limit, there is obviously still a very large contingent of the population that feels otherwise, as evidenced by the enormous amount of money the film brought in. With that being said, there might be some evidence that one of the most famous scenes in the film was actually taken from a short film that was completed a full ten years prior to the release of this film. The scene

Did Fate of the Furious Steal a Scene from a 2007 Short Film?
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With Sinclair Set To Close Mega Deal, Tribune Exec Warns Local TV M&A Risks “Self-Created Problems” – Natpe

Tribune Broadcasting president Larry Wert began his appearance on a panel at Natpe’s Station Summit by joking that this would likely be his last time ever at the conference. Technically that could be true — Sinclair Broadcast Group is weeks or even days away from final regulatory approval of its long-anticipated takeover of Tribune. But Wert ended the session on a more serious note, warning of the significant risk that comes with the consolidation wave swallowing up his…
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‘Black Love’: Umc Lands Svod Rights To Own Docuseries

Exclusive: Last summer, Black Love became the most-watched unscripted series debut in Own history. Now it’s ready to stream. Umc has booked exclusive Svod rights to the show and will premiere it on February 2. Created by newlywed filmmakers Codie Elaine Oliver and Tommy Oliver and Confluential Films, Black Love highlights love stories from the black community and seeks to answer the burning question, "What does it take to make a marriage or relationship work?" Featured…
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Jane Fonda: Activism Made This Year’s Golden Globes ‘The Best Ever,’ and Hollywood Has Hit a ‘Historic Turning Point’

Jane Fonda: Activism Made This Year’s Golden Globes ‘The Best Ever,’ and Hollywood Has Hit a ‘Historic Turning Point’
Jane Fonda is still in awe of what happened last week at the Golden Globe Awards, as Hollywood focused on something more than just handing out kudos.

“I thought it was the best Golden Globes ever,” Fonda said of the focus on the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements. “It was glorious. One of the great things is all of the actresses involved have been conscious to the fact that we’ve got to reach out our arms to women in other sectors. Restaurant workers, hotel workers, farm workers. It’s really moving.”

Fonda spoke to Variety’s Cynthia Littleton on Wednesday at the Natpe convention about “Grace and Frankie,” aging in Hollywood and her busy schedule as an activist. The actress is no stranger to the issue of women’s equality and pay inequality — having even dealt with the issue as recent as 2015 with “Grace and Frankie,” when she
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Chicago Med Review: Holding On

Occasionally, a series has what can be referred to as, “transition episodes”. These are episodes that don’t necessarily feed too much into the character’s stories or have big, dramatic moments. What they do is to push past the stories of week’s past to get ready for a the changes ahead. This week’s episode of Chicago Med is just one of those episodes. Whether it’s family drama, a dead relationship, or a terrible professional mistake, everybody needs to let go of the things they can’t change. Dr. Rhodes has every intention of following Robyn to Minneapolis, but a bridge collapse derails

Chicago Med Review: Holding On
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