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‘Legion': What Does the Story of the Woodcutter and the Crane Mean?

9 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

(Some light spoilers ahead for the Feb. 22 episode of the FX original series “Legion.”) “Legion” opens with something of a strange moment in its third episode. It finds Melanie Bird (Jean Smart) talking to her robotic coffeemaker. While she’s waiting for the machine to finish her brew, it offers to tell her “the story of the poor woodcutter and his wife.” Dr. Bird listens to the tale more than once. The moment is important for a couple of reasons. First, it gives viewers some insight into Dr. Bird as she pours out her coffee so she has an excuse to. »


- Phil Hornshaw

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Brad Garrett Cast in CBS Pilot ‘The Get’

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

Brad Garrett has been cast in CBS’ pilot “The Get,” a drama about a team of investigative journalists.

Garrett is set to play Bill, described as a hardworking reporter who has spent his life working up to the position of executive producer. He joins existing cast member Emayatzy Corinealdi, who will play Noelle, described as a fearless journalist who never backs down from a story she cares about.

Produced by CBS Television Studios, “The Get” follows a team of tireless internet journalists as they pursue and expose stories of injustice using their unconventional investigative techniques in today’s anything-goes world of reporting.

The pilot hales from writer and executive producer Bridget Carpenter and CBS Television Studios. Carpenter previously served as showrunner on Hulu time-travel drama “11.22.63,” which she executive produced with J.J. Abrams. She was a consulting producer on the first season of Abrams’ HBO sci-fi drama “Westworld.” Her other television credits include Sundance TV’s “The Red Road,” NBC »


- Daniel Holloway

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Star Renewed for Season 2 at Fox

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

Press one finger to your ear and get ready to belt out some glory notes: Star has been renewed for a second season.

Fox announced the return of Lee Daniels’ second music drama on Monday.

Season 2 will consist of 13 episodes, TVLine has confirmed.

In a special, post-Empire launch, Star debuted to 6.7 million total viewers and a 2.2 demo rating. Season to date, it is averaging 4.6 million viewers and a 1.5 rating, ranking third among Fox dramas in both measures (behind Empire and Lethal Weapon, both of »


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‘Fargo’ Season 3 Premiere Date Set by FX

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

FX has set the premiere date for the third season of “Fargo.” The newest installment of the anthology series from writer and executive producer Noah Hawley will debut Wednesday, April 19 at 10 p.m. on the cable channel.

Currently in production in Calgary, the third season of “Fargo” stars Ewan McGregor as twins Emmit and Ray Stussy — Emmit the parking-lot king of Minnesota, Ray a balding, pot-bellied parole officer who blames his brother for his misfortunes. Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and David Thewlis also star.

The new season is set in the year 2010, making it the most contemporary installment in the crime-drama anthology loosely inspired by the films of Joel and Ethan Coen. Speaking at the Television Critics association press tour in January, executive producer Warren Littlefield said of Hawley’s approach to the season, “Noah is enjoying that technology in many ways is supposed to unite; and, in fact, perhaps »


- Daniel Holloway

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Paula Abdul To Co-Star As Herself In Kourtney Kang NBC Comedy Pilot

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

Paula Abdul, who provided inspiration for the story that became NBC's single-camera comedy pilot from Kourney Kang, is set as a series regular in the project, produced by Nahnatchka Khan. Written by Kang, based on her life, and to be directed by Fred Savage, the untitled comedy centers on young Katie (Isabella Russo) and explores what it's like to grow up as the only girl in the only mixed-race family in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She deals with real-world issues like… »


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Fox's 'Lethal Weapon' Renewed for Season 2

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

Fox is bringing back another one of its first-year series.

A day after renewing freshman comedy The Mick, the network has also handed a season two pickup to Lethal Weapon. The drama will be back for a 22-episode second season.

 

Lethal Weapon continues to fire on all cylinders,” said network entertainment president David Madden. “Every week, it delivers a big, fun rollercoaster ride, but also remains touchingly human and genuinely emotional, and that’s due to the chemistry that’s developed not only between Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford, but the entire cast. We want to thank »


- Kate Stanhope

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C Thomas Howell Joins ‘Ray Donovan’ for Recurring Role (Exclusive)

21 February 2017 6:13 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

C. Thomas Howell has booked a recurring role on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” TheWrap has learned. The former “Outsiders” star will recur on the upcoming fifth season of the drama, playing Dr. Brogan, the court-appointed therapist for Liev Schreiber’s title character. Howell is the latest actor to be cast on the show, joining “Quantico” alum Graham Rogers, who will star in a season-long arc next year. Adina Porter, Brian White and Lili Simmons will also appear. Also Read: Showtime Partners With Alex Gibney for 'American Jihad' Documentary In addition to his breakout role in “The Outsiders,” Howell »


- Reid Nakamura

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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Season 11 Premiere Date Set at Netflix

21 February 2017 9:41 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mystery Science Theater 3000” fans, we have movie sign! On Tuesday, Netflix announced the premiere date for the 11th season of the beloved cult TV series about a man and two robot companions riffing on bad movies. The new season of the series will debut on April 14. The announcement was made at a special preview screening of the first episode in Los Angeles. Also Read: 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Reboot Smashes Crowdfunding Record Original series creator Joel Hodgson began a Kickstarter campaign to relaunch the show in November 2015. It raised more than $6.3 million, surpassing the record set by the “Veronica. »


- Joe Otterson

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Louis Ck Books 2 Netflix Stand-up Comedy Specials

19 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Netflix has nabbed two new stand-up comedy specials from Louis C.K.. The first, titled “2017,” was filmed in Washington DC and will premiere on April 4. “Louis has been one of the most innovative comedy voices in this new era of stand up. He has also been a thought leader in the business of comedy,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix. “We have marveled at his creativity and his ability to invent comedically  and commercially, and are thrilled that he is bringing his newest specials to Netflix.” “Innovative” is right. Not only is Ck lauded for his actual material and bare-bones. »


- Tony Maglio

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TV Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Goes to Memphis, Snags a Win

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

This Is Us” caused a flood of tears last night, and brought in its now-usual flood of eyeballs in the 18-49 demographic for NBC. The all-Randall episode drew a 2.5 rating in the demo and an average audience of 9.37 million viewers, up from last week and just around its average. The finale of “The Wall” notched a 1.4 in the demo and 5.9 million viewers. After “This Is Us,” “Chicago Fire” came in with a 1.6 and 7.07 million viewers.

CBS, ever the anti-ageist, continues to be the biggest draw of total viewers. “NCIS” brought in 14.69 million of them, with a 1.6 rating in the demo. “Bull” reeled in its usual 1.3 in the demo and 10.56 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” came in at a 1.1 and 9.42 million viewers.

ABC’s Tuesday comedy block began with a steady “The Middle” with a 1.5 and 6.26 million viewers. “American Housewife” dipped slightly to a 1.4 and 5.18 million viewers. “Fresh Off the Boat” ticked up to a 1.1 and 3.8 million »


- Oriana Schwindt

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Fox’s Marvel Pilot Casts Jamie Chung As Blink

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

Jamie Chung is crossing over from the DC to the Marvel universe. The actress, who recurred as Valerie Vale on Batman prequel series Gotham, has been cast as a series regular on another Fox comic book drama project, the X-Men-themed untitled Marvel pilot. Written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer, the pilot focuses on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an… »


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The Official Prologue to Alien: Covenant is “The Last Supper”

38 minutes ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Alright Alien fans, it’s time to get excited.  We all know that Alien: Covenant is going to start getting hyped to no end.  It all began yesterday when the first full cast picture was released.   Shortly after that we get this gem, which is way more detailed.   This is the official prologue to Alien: Covenant. Set aboard the Covenant, a colonization ship on its way to a remote planet to form a new human settlement, the main crew (all couples) and their android, Walter, enjoy their final meal together before cryosleep.  This clip was conceived by Ridley Scott and 3Am,

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- Nat Berman

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Protester Dives to Take Down Confederate Flag on Live TV

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We don’t normally engage in local news broadcasts but when something has a chance to go national we have to bring it up.  Something tells me this clip from a local news broadcast in Charleston, Sc will be making the rounds today.  Now I’ll say this.  Protesting is common.  In fact it’s becoming more common than ever.  People expressing their beliefs in a coordinated way to try to make change is a positive thing.  It’s part of democracy. So when people are upset at the confederate flag and want to protest it, if done peacefully I’d say go ahead.  However,

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- Nat Berman

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Young and the Restless Spoilers: Hilary Gets the Truth

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Young and the Restless spoilers are bringing the drama once again. This time it’s Hilary who is going to learn a few things she didn’t already know. She’s going to sit down and learn more about Jordan and his past. She knows very little about it, and she wants to know more. Of course, she wants to know more about his past with Lily, but it was more than a decade ago, and they haven’t worked together since. He will tell her he’s looking forward to working with Lily again, but Hilary doesn’t seem to like that answer. She’ll pretend

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Hilary Gets the Truth »

- Tiffany Raiford

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The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Spectra Fashions is Reviewed

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The Bold and the Beautiful has fans on the edge of their seats. Sally Spectra had no plan a week ago, but it turns out she did have a plan. She just decided she wasn’t willing to share with anyone the many things she had going on in her mind. She’s got some serious business to contend with, and the world was shocked when she released her first line as the new head of Spectra Fashions. Now she’s waiting to see if the critics have anything good to say about her work. Will she fail miserably as everyone in the

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- Tiffany Raiford

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General Hospital Spoilers: Sonny and Olivia Showdown and Only One Survives

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General Hospital fans are going to be very happy in the coming days. It turns out Sonny is going to find out that Olivia is the one behind all the horrible things that have been happening in his family lately – well, except for the horrible things Nelle is cooking up, but that’s another story. We have it on good authority that there is a showdown coming that’s so big and so massive it’s going to end in the death of one of them. Do you think that Sonny can overtake Olivia, or do you think that Olivia Jerome will

General Hospital Spoilers: Sonny and Olivia Showdown and Only One Survives »

- Tiffany Raiford

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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Is Nicole on the Brink of Doing Something Crazy?

1 hour ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Days of Our Lives has left Nicole in a precarious situation. She’s forced to sit back and watch as another woman bonds with her baby. Her journey hasn’t been an easy one. She’s been working so hard for many years to become a mother to no avail. She and her late-fiance had one more viable fertilized egg, but they didn’t think the pregnancy panned out. She had no idea Chloe, her friend, tried one more time to get pregnant and it worked. She thought the baby Chloe was carrying was one she conceived during a one-night stand, and it wasn’t

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- Tiffany Raiford

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John Wick Chapter 2 Is Better than the First Movie

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One of the biggest cinematic surprises in the last few years has been the return of the R-rated action movie.  A staple of the genre since the rating’s introduction the last 1960s, it gradually fell by the wayside when the PG-13 rating was created in the 1980’s. Studio Heads realized that they could make more money if more people – specifically teenagers with a lot of free time and disposable income – could see their movies.  This tapered down the hard edge that the genre was known for and watered down its most iconic franchises until they were completely unrecognizable

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- Brian Hadsell

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Switched at Birth Review: Escalating Tensions

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

Switched at Birth should be admired as a show not afraid to take a gamble on serious issues. Just because it is a drama aimed at a specific demographic doesn’t mean it hasn’t taken the time to delve deep into touchy subjects. For its final season the show has chosen to examine escalating racial tensions on college campuses. The title card for the beginning of this week’s episode specifically says it is inspired by real events at multiple college campuses all over the country. This is a prevalent, serious issue that isn’t going away and thus should get the recognition

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- Araceli Aviles

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Acorn To Co-Produce BBC Drama ‘Love, Lies & Records’ Starring Ashley Jensen

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Acorn Media Enterprises has boarded its latest UK drama series as the North American co-production partner on BBC One’s Love, Lies & Records. The Acorn TV Original is written by Kay Mellor (The Syndicate) and stars Catastrophe and Ugly Betty‘s Ashley Jensen who also led Acorn’s first original series, Agatha Raisin. A six-part series, Love, Lies & Records is produced by Rollem Productions for BBC One. Shooting starts next month on the drama that follows Town Hall Registrar… »

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