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‘Arrested Development’ Season Five Will Be a Very Bluth Murder Mystery

3 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Arrested Development” star Jason Bateman has revealed the fifth season’s plot will revolve around solving the murder of Liza Minelli’s character Lucille Austero, also known as Lucille Two.

“The central spine of that story of is the death of Liza Minnelli’s character, and a bit of whodunit,” Bateman told Entertainment Weekly Radio. “That’s sort of a central thread around which [creator Mitch Hurwitz] is going to braid in all the colorful plot complications that he knows how to do.”

Read More‘Arrested Development’ Will Officially Return To Netflix For Season 5

Fans will recall that the fourth season ended with Lucille’s death, which appeared to be a murder. The show’s first season on Netflix after a long hiatus, the fourth season took a turn by telling each episode from a different character’s perspective, which received mixed reviews. Bateman opened up about the fourth season’s structural issues: »


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John Boyega Slams ‘Game of Thrones’ For Lack of Diversity: ‘There Are No Black People’

1 hour ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

John Boyega, who shot to fame with his role as defector Storm Trooper Finn in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” minces no words when discussing Hollywood’s race problem.

“There are no black people on ‘Game of Thrones.’ You don’t see one black person in ‘Lord of the Rings,'” Boyega said in a recent interview with GQ. “I ain’t paying money to always see one type of person on-screen. Because you see different people from different backgrounds, different cultures, every day. Even if you’re a racist, you have to live with that. We can ruffle up some feathers.”

Read More‘Detroit’ New Trailer: Kathryn Bigelow Reminds Us Why She’s One of the Most Gripping Directors

Much has been made of the racial politics of “Game of Thrones” following controversy around this week’s announcement of “Confederate,” the next project from creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. »


- Jude Dry

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TV Rating: ‘Big Brother,’ ‘Zoo’ Hold Steady for CBS Thursday Win

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

New episodes of “Big Brother” and “Zoo” helped carry CBS to a win in the Thursday overnight ratings, according to Nielsen data.

Airing at 9 p.m., “Big Brother” averaged a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.9 million viewers. At 10, “Zoo” averaged a 0.6 and 2.9 million viewers, with both shows holding steady from their airings last week.

On NBC, “Hollywood Game Night” (0.9, 2.9 million) suffered a drop in total viewers but was even in the demo. “The Wall” (1.1, 5 million) was also down in total viewers. “The Night Shift” (0.7, 4.2 million) was even at 10.

On ABC, “Boy Band” (0.5, 2.3 million) hit a new low in total viewers. “Battle of the Network Stars” (0.7, 2.5 million) was even, while “The Gong Show” (0.6, 2.7 million) took a hit in the key demo.

Fox’s “Beat Shazam” (0.8, 2.8 million) was down in the demo, while “Love Connection” (0.7, 2.3 million) improved in that measure.

“Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (0.4, 1.8 million) was even on The CW, as was “Hooten and the Lady” (0.2, 1 million).

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- Joe Otterson

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Remote Controlled: Nicole Kidman on ‘Big Little Lies’ — ‘I Didn’t Realize How Disturbing It Was Going to Be’

1 hour ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.

In today’s episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum talks with “Big Little Lies” star Nicole Kidman.

The project began because she and Reese Witherspoon, both of whom would ultimately serve as executive producers, weren’t finding enough compelling, complex roles to play. “This was born of Reese and I feeling frustrated that we weren’t being offered the roles that we wanted,” she says. “We were reading things and they just weren’t enough. So this was born out of not having an opportunity, and we got lucky. We were able to make it happen.”

Kidman says the first sense she got that the series was a success came from watching the episodes with her own husband. “When he started to say, ‘When does the next one get here?' »


- Debra Birnbaum

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And the Title of American Horror Story Season 7 Is...

14 hours ago | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

After sharing a multitude of teases for American Horror Story's seventh season -- ranging from bees to clowns to intriguing dye jobs -- producer Ryan Murphy finally revealed the title. So without further adieu, get ready for American Horror Story: Cult.

Clues were first teased at San Diego Comic-Con »


- Sadie Gennis

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'Stargate' Revived as MGM Launches Digital Franchise Destination

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

After a feature film and a number of TV series spinoffs, the Stargate franchise is coming back to life.

Producers MGM have revived the franchise as a 10-episode digital series — Stargate Origins — that will live exclusively on a dedicated subscription-based platform called Stargate Command.

The new series, which will feature 10-minute episodes, will follow fan-favorite character Catherine Langford (originally played by Elizabeth Hoffman) and explore a new chapter in her early history surrounding the portal. Young Catherine embarks on a new unexpected adventure to unlock the mystery of what lies beyond the Stargate in order to save the Earth »


- Lesley Goldberg

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Timeless @ Comic-Con: One Mother of a Villain and More Season 2 Preview

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

Timeless, NBC’s miraculous comeback show, celebrated its surprise un-cancellation/Season 2 renewal during its San Diego Comic-Con panel on Thursday.

RelatedTimeless Un-Cancelled! Axed Drama Now Renewed for Season 2 at NBC

As a reward for all the fans’ love and devotion, co-creators Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan dropped some tiny teasers about Season 2. (The writers’ room doesn’t start up until September, with an eye on a spring/summer 2018 premiere, so not much is set in stone yet.)

“Lucy’s mom [played by Susanna Thompson] is going to be one of the major Big Bads,” Kripke previewed. “And Rittenhouse does have their hands on the time machine. »


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‘Wonder Woman’ Star Saïd Taghmaoui Joins ‘Legion’ Season 2

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

Wonder Woman” star Saïd Taghmaoui will play Amahl Farouk — aka the Shadow King — in “Legion” season two. Noah Hawley, the creator of the FX drama series based on Marvel’s X-Men comics, announced the casting Thursday at Comic-Con.

“We are going to meet the Shadow King,” Hawley said.

The Shadow King was played in season one by Aubrey Plaza, who portrayed the character in the guise of protagonist David Haller’s friend Lenny, and Quinton Boisclair, who portrayed him as a monster who haunted Haller. Both actors will appear as those iterations of the character in season two.

The Shadow King was the only “Legion” character besides Haller taken from the Marvel comic books. All the other characters were original creations for the show. Executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who also produced Fox’s “X-Men” films, said that the character had originally been considered for a role in those movies. »


- Daniel Holloway

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BBC Says New ‘Doctor Who’ Actress Will Be Paid Same as Current Star

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

The first female Doctor will have to continue the fight to preserve hope and light in the universe, but there is one thing she won’t have to struggle for: pay parity with her male predecessor.

BBC director-general Tony Hall told the Evening Standard that new star Jodie Whittaker will receive pay parity with Peter Capaldi when she takes on the role starting with 2017’s Christmas special.

The news comes on the heels of the recent firestorm faced by the BBC after its top stars’ salaries were released and it was revealed that the highest-paid female celebrity, Claudia Winkleman, makes less than a quarter of the highest-paid male star, “Top Gear’s” Chris Evans, each year. In addition, only one-third of stars making over $194,000 (£150,000) per year are female.

Hall added that he was very pleased with the appointment of a female Time Lord.

“And I do think it is time for [the] 13th Time Lord to be a »


- Erin Nyren

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Michael Shannon Joins David O. Russell’s Drama Series at Amazon (Exclusive)

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

Michael Shannon is set to join Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore in Amazon and Weinstein Co.’s new untitled drama series from David O. Russell.

The highly anticipated series landed with Amazon and the Weinstein Co. last fall after a competitive bidding war for the project, which has De Niro and Moore starring and Russell writing and directing.

Amazon has committed to two eight-episode seasons of the series, which will be produced by Russell, Alexandra Milchan, and Scott Lambert, who developed the project with Russell. Harvey Weinstein, David Glasser and Annapurna’s Megan Ellison are executive producers.

The project is being described as a mafia crime series; details beyond that, however, are vague. The details of Shannon’s role are also currently unknown.

Production is expected to start later this year in New York.

The casting marks Shannon’s return to television after playing federal agent-turned-Al Capone soldier George Mueller on the HBO mob drama “Boardwalk Empire »


- Justin Kroll

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New Flash Season 4 To Bring Back Dangerous Peek-a-Boo Teleporter, New Details

20 hours ago | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

According to a recent report from Cinemablend, The Flash season 4 crew has gone and rehired actress Britne Oldford to come back and reprise her role as villain Shawna "Peek-a-Boo" Baez (above)! It’s believed that she will once again cause some major problems for Team Flash. The last time we saw her in action was way back in the 12th episode of the very first season which was labeled, “Crazy For You." Barry aka The Flash was eventually able to put her madness to an end by taking out all the lights in the city which halted her teleportation abilities. From there, she was imprisoned within the power-muting pipeline with all the other villains. However, in episode 22 of that same season, it was revealed that Peek-a-Boo was set free after characters Leonard Snart and Lisa Snart attacked the truck that was hauling the meta-villains away from S.T.A.R. »


- Andre Braddox

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The 100 Showrunner Reveals the Mystery of the Prison Spaceship

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The prison spaceship that landed on Earth in The 100 Season 4 finale was one of the biggest mysteries of the series finale. Who were these people? Did they have something to do with why Bellamy (Bob Morley), Raven (Lindsey Morgan) and the rest of the crew didn't make it back down to the ground by

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- Lindsay Macdonald

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Rip Sean Spicer’s White House Press Briefings: ‘The Daily Show’

28 minutes ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Daily Show is paying tribute to Sean Spicer, who resigned this morning as White House Press Secretary saying it’s been an honor and a privilege to serve President Donald Trump. Spicer deserves some kind of medal for putting up with Trump’s slights, back-stabs, and press-secretary-strategy-bungling tweets, for six months and one day. Spicer finally threw in the towel when Trump named financier/pal/pitbull Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House Communications… »

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‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Teaser: Insane Clown Posse Is Here

34 minutes ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

A day after Ryan Murphy’s Comic-Con reveal of the title and premiere date of American Horror Story: Cult comes this clown-heavy teaser, loaded with creepy – or rather twisty – images for fans to decode. The spot opens with a six-sided symbol spray-painted on a red and black banner or flag, then cuts to a bunch of arms reaching toward a lone, disembodied head. Then come the clowns, a great, big, red-nosed legion of them, most dressed in black Pierrot garb, bald white domes… »

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Watch the Terrifying First Trailer for American Horror Story: Cult

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Not long after revealing the title of the newest season of American Horror Story, fans got their first look at American Horror Story: Cult.

In the teaser trailer, we get our terrifying first peek at a cult of creepy clowns who promise to "set you free" and "make you strong."

"We want you," the

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- Sadie Gennis

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5 Things You Didn’t Know about Gillian Robespierre

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Gillian Robespierre shot to critical acclaim with her 2014 directorial debut Obvious Child. She followed that up with the seminal Landline released this year. Characterized by her sharp sense of humor, Robespierre’s films deal in controversial topics like abortion, told through the eyes of her strong, feminine leading roles. I know what you’re thinking: ‘yeah yeah, we’ve seen the films, tell us something we don’t know’. Well, that’s what I’m going to do. Here’s 5 things you probably don’t know, about Gillian Robespierre. Her dad was a film buff That’s right, Gillian Robespierre’s father was a huge film buff, who

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Gillian Robespierre »

- Nat Berman

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Idw Options Thriller Novel ‘Awakened’ For Series Development

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Idw Entertainment has optioned the soon-to-be-published novel Awakened by Impractical Jokers star/executive producer James Murray and sci-fi writer Darren Wearmouth (First Activation, Fast Forward, Sixth Cycle), to develop for television. Awakened is being published by Harper Voyager for release in summer 2018. Idw will develop and package Awakened as a scripted television series with the goal of securing a straight-to-series commitment. Murray will serve as executive… »

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Big Bang Theory @ Comic-Con: 'Shamy' Proposal Intel and a Gag Gone Wrong

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So… did The Big Bang Theory‘s Amy say yes?

That was the question of the hour as the CBS comedy’s cast members took the stage Friday morning at San Diego Comic-Con: Did Mayim Bialik’s character accept the cliffhanger marriage proposal offered by Jim Parsons’ Sheldon at the end of Season 10?

RelatedFall TV First Impression: Young Sheldon

Sadly (though not surprisingly), the show’s cast and creative team gave no indication of whether Leonard & Co. should start getting measured for tuxedos and bridesmaids gowns. The most information fans got on the pivotal scene came from Kaley Cuoco, who »


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‘Marvel’s Inhumans’: 28 Thoughts We Had While Watching ABC’s Nutso New Trailer

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“Marvel’s Inhumans” is ABC’s next foray into the Marvel Universe, but it’s nothing like “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” or “Agent Carter” (Rip!).

As the title indicates, the majority of the series features a species of beings that were created when aliens started genetic tinkering with the human race when they were just still a primitive species. These Inhumans procreated and developed their own society separate from homo sapiens over millennia, and in present day, they’re ruled by the Royal family, which is where the series comes in.

Read More‘Game of ThronesIwan Rheon Joins ‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ in a ‘Roguish’ Role

ABC released a brand-new trailer for “Inhumans” at Comic-Con on Thursday, and it’s all kinds of crazy. Take a look:

Here are the 28 thoughts we had while watching the trailer:

1. Marvel seriously let the “Iron Fist” showrunner take on another series?! This ought to be interesting. »


- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Big Bang Theory’ Stars Talk Sheldon-Amy Finale Proposal at Comic-Con

45 minutes ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The season 10 finale of “The Big Bang Theory” provided an emotional moment for the cast and crew.

In a panel Friday at Comic-Con in San Diego, star Kaley Cuoco described the mood on set of the multi-camera comedy when it came time to shoot the episode’s final scene — in which Jim Parsons’ Sheldon Cooper proposed to Mayim Bialik’s Amy. Cuoco said that the entire cast and crew had gathered behind camera to witness the scene.

“I started crying,” Cuoco said.

“We were all crying,” added co-star Kunal Nayyar.

“I came as close to crying as is possible for me,” added fellow co-star Johnny Galecki.

The proposal was the culmination of a long arc for Sheldon and Amy — one that had been slowly building since Bialik joined the cast in 2010.

“To see that be the pinnacle of this season was really cool,” Cuoco said. “We’ve all come such a long way.”

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- Daniel Holloway

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