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‘BoJack Horseman’ Renewed for Season 5 at Netflix

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BoJack Horseman” has been renewed for Season 5, Netflix announced Thursday.

The announcement came in the form of a video posted to the show’s social media channels, which show a “clingy netflix exec” texting BoJack to share the news of the renewal. Watch the video below.

The animated series stars Will Arnett as BoJack, the failed legendary ‘90s sitcom star from the favorite family sitcom “Horsin’ Around,” who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships.

Now, in the presence of his human sidekick Todd (Aaron Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), BoJack is primed for his comeback. The series also features the voices of Paul F. Tompkins and Alison Brie.

Season 4 launched globally on Netflix on Sept. 8 and received widespread critical acclaim. The season currently has a 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The season saw BoJack coming to grips with his identity after »


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Billy Eichner’s ‘Billy on the Street’ to Leave TruTV

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Billy Eichner’s comedy game show series “Billy on the Street” is leaving truTV, Variety has confirmed.

The show features Eichner asking impromptu quiz show-type questions to people on the streets of New York, often accompanied by a celebrity guest. Past celebrity guests have included: Sarah Jessica ParkerChris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, and Anna Kendrick.

“We can confirm that new episodes of ‘Billy on the Street’ will not be returning to truTV,” a truTV spokesperson said in a statement to Variety. “The show is deceptively time-consuming to make and scheduling was increasingly difficult. We had a great run together capped off by the show’s Emmy nomination, and we wish Billy nothing but the best.”

Produced by Funny or Die, the show aired on Fuse from 2011-2014 for its first three seasons, moving to truTV in 2015 for Seasons 4 and 5. Season 5 concluded back in January. The »


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‘Watchmen’ Pilot From Damon Lindelof Ordered by HBO

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HBO has ordered a pilot for “Watchmen,” the new drama series it is developing with “The Leftovers” creator Damon Lindelof.

The premium service has also committed to additional backup scripts for the series. HBO confirmed the pilot order and script commitment Wednesday, one day after Lindelof teased on Instagram that work had begun in the writers room on the project.

Watchmen” is based on the landmark DC Comics miniseries of the same name by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The series, later collected as a graphic novel, was a serious-minded deconstruction of superhero comics loosely inspired by characters from the Charlton Comics library, which were owned by DC. Set in a universe in which the appearance of costumed heroes in the mid-20th Century had altered the course of history — leading to U.S. victory in Vietnam and a Nixon presidency that stretched into the mid-1980s — “Watchmen” followed a group of crimefighters investigating the murder of »


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Jordan Peele Nazi Hunter TV Series in Works

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Hot off the success of his directorial feature debut earlier this year, Jordan Peele is developing a TV series about Nazi hunters. The TV project, called “The Hunt,” is based on real-life events and centers on a group of Nazi hunters in the 1970s. A network is not currently attached.

David Weil is writing the script and will executive produce with Peele.

The theme is particularly timely in light of demonstrations by white nationalists last month in Charlottesville, Virginia. Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions is behind the series, »


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Rob Thomas Adapting Web Series 'I Mom So Hard' for CBS

22 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

CBS is looking to bring more women to its schedule.

The network is teaming with Rob Thomas to adapt popular web series I Mom So Hard as a multicamera comedy.

The project, which landed at CBS with a sizable pilot production commitment, is based on the web series of the same name and revolves around two moms who show how their friendship gets them through being wives and mothers.

Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, who created and star in the web series, are attached to topline the CBS version and co-write the script alongside Michelle Nader (2 Broke »


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‘Younger’ Season 4 Is Series’ Highest-Rated Ever in Delayed Viewing

21 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Younger” Season 4 was the highest-rated and most-watched installment of the TV Land dramedy to date, according to Nielsen data.

In Live+3 ratings, the series saw double-digit increases in multiple measures, including an averaging adults 18-49 rating of 0.72, up 32% from Season 2. In total viewers, it averaged 1.3 million viewers per episode, up 29% from last season. Similarly, the series was up 31% in adults 25-54, women 25-54, and women 18-49. “Younger” also saw 2.1 million full episode starts on TVLand.com and the TV Land app, the highest in-season consumption in series history.

Created by “Sex and the City’s” Darren Star, “Younger” stars two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann and Molly Bernard. The series was recently renewed for a fifth season on TV Land.

It follows Liza (Foster), a 40-year old woman who pretends to be 26 in order to get a job. Now working under the prickly Diana (Shor), Liza has to »


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NeNe Leakes Triumphantly Returns To ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ In New Trailer — Watch

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She's back! NeNe Leakes appears in the trailer for the upcoming 10th Season of 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' and the drama is about to begin! Check it out right here! »


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Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler Teaming for Netflix Comedy

20 September 2017 11:57 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Natasha Lyonne will star in a Netflix comedy series from exec producer Amy Poehler, Variety has learned.

Netflix has ordered eight episodes. It 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. The eight-episode series is set to premiere on Netflix in more than 190 countries around the world.

The series is co-created by Lyonne, Poehler and Leslye Headland. Headland will serve as writer for the first episode and Lyonne and Headland will write for the series. The series is produced by Universal Television, Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions, Jax Media and 3 Arts Entertainment, with Brooke Posch serving as exec producer for Paper Kite and Dave Becky as exec producer for 3 Arts Entertainment. The series marks Lyonne’s second Netflix-starring role, as she’s a staple in the successful emsembler “Orange Is the New Black.”

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'Hollywood Masters' Series Sets Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart, More for Season 8

20 September 2017 12:17 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Helen Mirren and Patrick Stewart are among the top talent who will be taking part in season 8 of Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television's The Hollywood Masters, hosted by The Hollywood Reporter's executive editor, features, Stephen Galloway.

The new season kicks off Sept 27 with Mirren, followed by filmmakers Darren Aronofsky and Guillermo del Toro, Patrick Stewart and James Franco.

The join a lineup of participants that has included Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Michael Caine, Sean Penn, Amy Adams, Oliver Stone, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David O. Russell and Aaron Sorkin. Season 1 of the series currently is <a »


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Dick Wolf Drama ‘F.B.I.’ in the Works at CBS

20 September 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS is turning to “Law & Order” mastermind Dick Wolf as it searches for its next hit crime drama.

The network has given a series production commitment to a new drama with the working title “F.B.I.” about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Shooting is slated to begin next spring on a pilot, with subsequent episodes set to film in the summer. The series is planned to premiere in the 2018-19 season.

Wolf and Craig Turk will serve as executive producers with longtime Wolf collaborators Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski. Universal Television, where Wolf is based, will produce the series with CBS Television Studios.

CBS is committing to 13 episodes for season one — an uncharacteristic move for the network, which rarely forges ahead on series without shooting a pilot first. The production commitment is tantamount to a straight-to-series order, which means that producers are moving ahead on casting »


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Big Brother 19's Paul Still Doesn't Know Where He Went Wrong: "I Honestly Have No Idea"

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From the second Paul walked into the Big Brother 19 house, it seemed like the season was a lock.

The vet completely dominated the game from Day 1, orchestrating nearly every single eviction and at one point even getting all the remaining houseguests to throw a foot race Hoh competition to someone

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Stephen Colbert Reacts to Trump’s ‘Worst Ever’ Emmy Ratings Diss

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Stephen Colbert began the “Late Show” on Wednesday by praising Donald Trump’s response to recent natural disasters in Mexico City and Puerto Rico, before calling out the president for weighing in on Emmy ratings.

“That was a strong and presidential response,” Colbert said in regards to Trump’s recent tweets. “That lasted for about 18 minutes — because then he tweeted about something that truly seemed to upset him.”

Colbert then recited Trump’s tweet from Tuesday, which reads: “I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night — the worst ever. Smartest people of them all are the ‘Deplorables.'”

I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night – the worst ever. Smartest people of them all are the "Deplorables."

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2017

“Now wait a second; that can’t be right. I swear I heard somebody say at the Emmys that they were »


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Riverdale Star K.J. Apa Totaled His Car After a 16-Hour Workday

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A Riverdale star had a close call when he crashed his car while filming the upcoming darker season.

Kj Apa, who stars as Archie Andrews on the CW series, fell asleep at the wheel during his 45-minute commute to his hotel and crashed his car into a pole just after midnight. According to The Hollywood

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The Hills' Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan Are Divorcing

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The Hills' Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan are getting divorced after just 10 months of marriage.

Patridge filed for divorce Wednesday after getting a temporary restraining order against him on Sept. 18, alleging that he's been "menacing and emotionally abusive," TMZ reports. She alleges that he's

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Megyn Kelly Says She Left Fox News Because of Trump

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In an interview on “The Ellen Show” on Wednesday, Megyn Kelly said that she left Fox News because of President Donald Trump and the “snake pit” that is primetime cable news.

Donald Trump has a way of clarifying one’s life choices,” she explained after elaborating that she had never been a political person until she joined the primetime slot on Fox News. “Just as I was sort of wondering if [primetime news] was where I wanted to be and how I wanted to live, the universe came and shone a light, and it was clear to me what I wanted to do.”

Kelly added, “Bill O’Reilly, of all people, told me when I got to cable news primetime that cable news primetime is a snake pit. And that’s how it felt, and I didn’t want to be in the snake pit, I just wanted to cover the news.”

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Street Justice: The Bronx – Five Things You Need to Know

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Street Justice: The Bronx is a new TV show that has started up on Discovery. Like its name suggests, it is centered around a NYPD officer named Ralph Friedman. who has had a rather exciting career to say the least. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about Street Justice: The Bronx: Friedman Became a Police Officer By Chance After he graduated from high school, Friedman became a mover. At the time, he made $4.50 per hour, which was not bad considering that other people were making $1.15 per hour. Regardless, Friedman became a police

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‘Twin Peaks’: 10 Behind-the-Scenes Photos to Help You Cope With the Series’ End

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For anyone who has been having troubling processing the fact that “Twin Peaks: The Return” is over, which could very well mean the end of the franchise as we know it, let the cast’s wonderful behind-the-scenes photos shine a light upon you. Kyle McLachlan, Sabrina Sutherland, and more have taken to social media in the weeks after that mind-blowing finale to share never-before-seen looks at “The Return” set, and man does David Lynch seem to be having the time of his life.

Read More:David Lynch Finally Shares His Thoughts on the ‘Twin Peaks’ Finale, Confirms Season 4 is Possible

Lynch has teased the possibility of continuing the series with Season 4, though nothing is confirmed. He joked that time is the biggest factor standing in his way, given it took over four years to write, direct, and edit “The Return.” The filmmaker is remaining ambiguous about the finale, telling »


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Jimmy Kimmel Turns Trump-ian Weapons on Health Care Bill

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It sure can be uncomfortable when the shoe is on the other foot.

Jimmy Kimmel has gotten a lot of attention for his on-air commentaries on health care this week, and deservedly so. In laying out the stakes very plainly but cogently, and with a dash of folksy humor, his health care segments have actually recalled the work of an American icon, Jimmy Stewart.

In many of his movies, Stewart would go up against powerful forces who were pushing  around the little guy — regular citizens just trying to get by. With heartfelt sincerity and plain speech, Stewart’s characters would point out how unfair and ultimately un-American his foes were.

Of course, Stewart was not the only actor to play this kind of character over the years. The “how dare these big shots hurt my fellow Americans” speech is staple of law dramas on TV and many mainstream movies over the years. The »


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Fox News Sets New Late-Night Show With Anchor Shannon Bream

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Fox News will launch a new late-night news program with anchor Shannon Bream next month.

Fox News @ Night” will premiere in the 11 p.m. time period beginning Oct. 30. The move caps a reshuffling of the evening block at Fox News and an expansion of original programming into the 11 p.m. hour.

Bream has been a rising star at the cable channel, most recently serving as its Supreme Court correspondent and regular co-anchor of morning show “American Newsroom.”

“For the past decade, Shannon’s insight into the inner workings of the Supreme Court and Washington has made her a major asset to our news division,” said Jay Wallace, president of news for the cable channel. “Her experience, coupled with the relationship she has with our viewers, offers a perfect fit for the anchor position at 11Pm/Et as we extend our live primetime programming.”

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Matthew Broderick Cast in Fox’s ‘A Christmas Story Live!’ Musical

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Matthew Broderick has signed on for the role of the adult Ralphie narrator in Fox’s live staging of a musical based on the beloved 1983 film “A Christmas Story.”

A Christmas Story Live!” is set to air Dec. 17 as a three-hour telecast. Executive producer Marc Platt and much of the team behind Fox’s successful “Grease Live” production are reuniting for the tuner that revolves around a nine-year-old boy’s yearning for the perfect Christmas present: “a Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle, with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time.”

Broderick will take on the voice-over work handled in the film by Jean Shepherd, the late humorist and radio host who wrote the 1966 short story that inspired in the movie.

The musical rendition of “Christmas” story had a short Broadway run in 2013 and has fielded touring productions. Composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, now »


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