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‘One Mississippi’, ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Canceled By Amazon

‘One Mississippi’, ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Canceled By Amazon
Amazon is doing more clearing the decks with the cancelation of three comedy series, Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi, Jill Soloway’s I Love Dick, and Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson.

One Mississippi was canceled after two seasons, while I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson were axed after one.

“This is part of a move towards bigger, wider-audience series,” an Amazon insider told Deadline. Notaro’s semi-autobiographical One Mississippi has garnered strong
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Antony Starr, Four More Join Cast of Amazon's Superhero Drama The Boys

Antony Starr, Four More Join Cast of Amazon's Superhero Drama The Boys
Amazon’s new superhero series The Boys is adding a few boys — and one girl — to its cast.

Banshee alum Antony Starr leads a quintet of cast additions to the straight-to-series drama created by Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Timeless), according to our sister site Deadline. Starr will play Homelander, the leader of the show’s primary superhero collective known as The Seven. But he’s not necessarily the hero here: Based on the comic by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson (Happy!), The Boys is set in a world where superheroes have let fame go to their heads and gotten corrupt
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Arya Stark has 3 New Names on her Kill List, Says Maisie Williams

Arya Stark has 3 New Names on her Kill List, Says Maisie Williams
If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, then you already know all about Arya Stark’s kill list. Let’s do a little backstory, just in case you’re not familiar. George R.R. Martin’s best-selling fictional book series ”A Song of Ice and Fire,” was brought to the screen by HBO, the show being named after the first book of the series, Game of Thrones. Martin’s extensive storytelling skills immerse you in the medieval fantasy epic, depicting powerful families, queens and kings, renegades and knights, honest men and liars, all playing the deadly game, all wanting control of Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms,

Arya Stark has 3 New Names on her Kill List, Says Maisie Williams
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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

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‘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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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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What Does AMC’s New TV Term “Prestige Popcorn” Mean?

Just what exactly does the phrase “prestige popcorn” really mean? This is a phrase that was recently coined by an executive at AMC Network, the home of the ever-popular television show “The Walking Dead,” among others. Many people might be shaking their heads at this phrase, at least when they first hear it. The truth is, it doesn’t make a lot of sense when it is said aloud for the first time. However, if you really stop and think about it, the term starts to make a lot more sense, especially in the terms of entertainment. When you think about

What Does AMC’s New TV Term “Prestige Popcorn” Mean?
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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Gabi Gets Awful News

Days of Our Lives fans are going to see Gabi’s life take a pretty sour turn today. She’s going to have something happen she did not see coming, and we think we know what it is. She’s been in a good mood and in a good place for a while now. She’s had some good luck, she’s had things going her way for some time now, and she’s not been afraid to make some positive changes in her life. But she’s also going to find out the boyfriend with whom she’s allowing her life to become serious with is cheating

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Gabi Gets Awful News
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Doc Hollywood”

Doc Hollywood is the story of a young and promising doctor that’s bound for Beverly Hills where he plans to make a good living, perhaps a superior living, as a plastic surgeon. The only trouble is that along the way he manages to get into a little accident that demolishes a fence, wrecks his car, and places him square in the middle of Grady, South Carolina, a bumpkin town that he has no intention of staying in until he meets the one woman that won’t fall for his spit and polished look or his big city ways. Eventually the doctor

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Doc Hollywood”
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Carey Mulligan Hits Out At Lack Of “Fully Rounded” Film Roles For Women

Suffragette star Carey Mulligan has hit out at the lack of "fully rounded" film roles for women and said that television offers more interesting opportunities. Mulligan was speaking at the premiere of Collateral, the BBC Two and Netflix co-production written by Sir David Hare (The Reader) and directed by Jessica Jones and The Defenders director Sj Clarkson. “I think for the most of female actresses I know it’s just about going where the better writing is. Films have…
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FremantleMedia Pre-Sells ‘My Brilliant Friend’ to Canal Plus

FremantleMedia Intl. has pre-sold drama series “My Brilliant Friend,” based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book of the same name, to the Canal Plus Group for France and French-speaking territories. The show, directed by Saverio Costanzo (“The Solitude of Prime Numbers”), is currently in production in Italy.

The eight-part drama is an HBO, Rai Fiction and Timvision series produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for Wildside and by Domenico Procacci for Fandango, in co-production with Umedia Production. It will be the first of the Ferrante novels to be brought to the screen.

Set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, “My Brilliant Friend” charts 60 years of relationship between Elena Greco and Raffaella Cerullo, whom Greco met in the 1950s and who mysteriously disappeared.

“We are excited to bring this series to our subscribers: Elena Ferrante’s saga is a huge success in France as it is worldwide, and the series is produced by a team of renowned
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Penguin Stormtroopers Strutting To The Imperial March To Introduce Lord Vader

Even the animal world seems to want to get in the Star Wars craze as these penguin stormtroopers strut to the Imperial March just before introducing their version of Lord Vader. Honestly this dark black penguin looks absolutely menacing while the stormtroopers look just about as clumsy as they do in the movie. Maybe that’s not fair, if you gave these little guys a blaster I’m sure they couldn’t do any worse than their human counterparts. After all dumb luck could possibly replace most stormtrooper training if you really look at it. No one could really do much worse unless

Penguin Stormtroopers Strutting To The Imperial March To Introduce Lord Vader
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‘Drug Lords’ Producer Informs On Netflix Doc Series Including Cartel Squabbles

Documentary-making can be dangerous and particularly when you're producing a multi-part series on the real-life stories of drug cartels as the team behind Netflix's Drug Lords found out when they had to delay an interview with the mother of El Chapo, Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, the head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, in order to stay out of the way of an intra-cartel squabble. Mike Welsh, Vice President, TV Production and Development at UK firm ITN Productions, who exec…
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Peter Wyngarde Dies; Canal+ Boards My Brilliant Friend; BBC Backs Romper Stomper Remake – Global Briefs

Peter Wyngarde, star of British TV series including Department S and the 1980 Flash Gordon film, has died aged 90. Wyngarde, who also had roles in Doctor Who, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes and The Saint, died at the Chelsea and Westminster hospital in London. Thomas Bowington, his agent and manager, told the Guardian: "He was one of the most unique, original and creative actors that I have ever seen. As a man, there were few things in life he didn't know I sometimes…
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Amara La Negra

The breakout star on Love and Hip Hop Miami is Amara La Negra. She is a Dominican-born rapper and singer that incorporates many styles of her home country into her music. The show follows her attempts to crossover into the mainstream music charts, as well as her rivalries with other musicians on the scene. Recently, Amara was caught up in a bit of controversy with music producer Young Hollywood. During the filming of one episode of Love and Hip Hop, Young Hollywood made some racist and rude remarks regarding her ethnicity. For example, he asked her if she was Afro-Latina

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Amara La Negra
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Veteran British Actor Peter Wyngarde Dies at 90

Veteran British Actor Peter Wyngarde Dies at 90
Veteran actor Peter Wyngarde, who starred as flamboyant investigator Jason King in the iconic 1970s British police series “Department S,” has died. He was 90.

Wyngarde died in a West London hospital, his agent Thomas Bowington told Variety.

“Peter Wyngarde passed away peacefully in his sleep early evening Monday at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital,” Bowington said, adding that Wyngarde was “one of the most original and truly great actors I’ve ever seen and by far the most exceptional man I have ever met.”

Wyngarde had a long career on stage and screen but is best known as handlebar-mustachioed investigator King. He also appeared in classic series including “The Avengers,” “The Saint,” and “The Prisoner.”

The King character was an author and investigator in “Department S,” and in 1971 was given his own series, “Jason King.” The show was canceled in 1972, but Wyngarde continued to appear on stage and screen in Britain and internationally.

His movie appearances
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