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Marvel's Luke Cage Casts House of Cards Vet as Villain Cottonmouth

29 minutes ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A House of Cards vet is set to deal Luke Cage a load of trouble.

Mahershala Ali, who plays morally flexible Remy Danton on Netflix’s inaugural original drama, has been cast on the streamer’s Marvel’s Luke Cage superhero series as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, a Harlem nightclub owner whose criminal activities position him as an adversary for the title character (played by The Good Wife’s Mike Coulter).

RelatedNetflix’s Jessica Jones Adds Matrix Badass Carrie-Anne Moss

Other recent castings include Alfre Woodard (as a powerful politico named Minetta), Sons of Anarchy’s Theo Rossi (as career criminal »


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'Mr. Robot' Season 2 Details

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"Mr. Robot," one of the summer's best TV shows, came to a world-crashing end last night. So what can fans expect in Season 2?

 

But first, series stars Rami Malek (Elliot) and Christian Slater (Mr. Robot) revealed to Access Hollywood what they thought of the finale, which was pushed back after the shooting tragedy in Virginia last month. We caught up with actors last month to get their thoughts on the stunning finale.

 

"I couldn't believe it," Christian told Access of the episode. "I was really happy, I was very excited."

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Netflix Renews Narcos for Season 2

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Netflix apparently enjoys being in business with Pablo Escobar. The streaming giant has renewed Narcos, its latest drama series, which focuses on the drug kingpin and the Medellin Cartel, for a second season. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to break the news. Narcos debuted its 10-episode first season last Friday, Aug. 28. The series stars Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar, Maurice Compte as Horatio Carrillo, Boyd Holbrook as Steve Murphy, Pedro Pascal as Javier Peña, Joanna Christie as Connie Murphy, Roberto Urbina as Fabio, Ana de la Reguera as Elisa, Danielle Kennedy as Ambassador Noonan, and Stephanie Sigman as Valeria Velez. For Narcos Season 2, Adam Fierro (The Shield) will take over as showrunner for Chris Brancato (Hannibal). Brancato served as showrunner throughout Narcos‘ debut season but left the series to join ABC’s Of Kings and Prophets, which is slated to premiere sometime at midseason. With this renewal for Narcos, »


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Bones Enlists 24's Kim Raver to Find an Mia Booth — First Look

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

Kim Raver will find herself in Jack Bauer-mode this fall when she joins Bones for a special arc that, coincidentally, will feel very reminiscent of 24.

RelatedExclusive: David Boreanaz Returns to Bones Following Health Scare

“It’s a true thriller — somewhere between a traditional Bones and an episode of 24,” exec producer Michael Peterson tells TVLine of Season 11’s opening two-episode salvo, which kicks off on Oct. 1 and revolves around the search for David Boreanaz’ Booth.

Raver plays FBI special agent Grace Miller, who is brought in to assist the investigation surrounding Booth’s disappearance. As of now, her G-woman — pictured above »


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Agent Carter Season 2 Spoilers: Check Out Who the New Chief Is

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While most of Agent Carter‘s main characters made it out of the ABC drama’s first season alive, there was one person who wasn’t so lucky: Ssr Chief Roger Dooley (played by Boardwalk Empire‘s Shea Whigham), who was last seen throwing himself out of a window in order to save his colleagues after no one could remove the overheating and soon-to-be-exploding vest that Dr. Ivchenko had strapped onto him. And while Dooley’s sacrifice was certainly emotional, and a great moment for a character who hadn’t had too many opportunities to shine throughout Season 1, it did leave one pressing question: Who would be the new chief moving forward in Season 2 of Agent Carter? Well, thanks to Marvel Entertainment’s official Twitter, which posted a photo from the set of Agent Carter Season 2, we now have our answer to that question, and while it might surprise some fans, »


- Chris King

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Arrow First Look: Diggle Suits Up!

13 minutes ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

What’s the word we’re looking for? Oh, yeah — finally.

Arrow‘s righthand man, John Diggle (played by David Ramsey), at long last has some cool costuming of his own, to debut in the CW hit’s Season 4 premiere (airing Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 8/7c).

PhotosDoes Arrow‘s Season 4 Poster Earn ‘Higher’ Marks Than Last Year’s?

In explaining the helmet’s origin, showrunner Marc Guggenheim said at Comic-Con this summer, “One of the things that we started to feel last year… is Diggle’s got a wife [and] daughter. So if he’s going out there surrounded by people in »


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Heidi Klum, ‘UnReal’ Stars Added to Creative Arts Emmy Presenter List

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

The list of presenters at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards includes reality stars … and those who pretend to work on a reality show.

Project Runway’s” Heidi Klum and “UnReal” stars Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer are among the final list of talent who will be presenting during the ceremony.

The list also includes past and current nominees Scott Aukerman, who was part of the “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis” team that took home the 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program; “House of Cards'” Reg E. Cathey, who is nominated for his second year in a row in the Guest Actor in a Drama Series category; and “Big Bang Theory” co-creator Chuck Lorre.

The final list of presenters also features Pamela Adlon (“Louie”), Sasha Alexander (“Rizzoli & Isles”), Kristen Schaal (“The Last Man on Earth”), Billy Eichner (“Billy on the Street,” “Difficult People”), Aasif Mandvi (“The Brink”), Katharine McPhee »


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‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ Casts Mahershala Ali as Cottonmouth

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

“Marvel’s Luke Cage” has tapped “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” star Mahershala Ali to play Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes in the upcoming Netflix series, the studio announced Thursday.

Stokes, a Harlem nightclub owner, will become an unexpected foe in Luke Cage’s (Mike Colter) life when Stokes’ criminal activities threaten Luke’s world.

Other rumored cast additions for “Luke Cage” include Alfre Woodard as a powerful politician who impacts Luke’s life (possibly as an iteration of the comic book character Black Mariah); Theo Rossi as street criminal Shades, aka Alvarez; Simone Missick, who may be playing Marvel comic book character Misty Knight, and Rosario Dawson, who is expected to reprise her role as Claire Temple following appearances in “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones.”

In addition to his “Hunger Games” role as Boggs, Ali has also appeared in series such as “Treme,” “The 4400” and Netflix’s “House of Cards.”

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- Laura Prudom

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Ratings: USA’s ‘Mr. Robot’ Steady in Finale, Ends As Cable’s No. 2 New Summer Drama

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

A softer lead-in and a week off seemed to impact same-night ratings for the finale of “Mr. Robot,” but the first new USA drama in years to have pop culture buzz still had a solid finish and ends summer among the top-rated new cable series in key advertising demos.

USA is expected to release additional ratings info next week when three-day DVR playback tallies are included, but Wednesday’s 74-minute finale of “Mr. Robot” averaged a 0.46 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.21 million viewers overall in Nielsen’s “live plus same-day” estimates. It was the No. 1 scripted original on cable Wednesday in 18-49 and 25-54.

In 18-49, it matched its June 24 premiere and was a bit below both its prior episode of two weeks ago (0.49) and  its season average (0.48).

The “Robot” finale had been delayed a week by USA because the episode includes a scene with similarities to the real-life murders that occurred Aug. »


- Rick Kissell

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‘Mr. Robot’ Ratings Steady In Season 1 Finale

1 hour ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Pushed for a week because of similarities to the on-air slaying of two journalists in Virginia, the USA Network cyberpunk series ended its first season last night with cliffhangers galore. With that unexpected break in mind, Mr. Robot wrapped up its 10-episode first run pretty much on par with its last original of two week beforehand. The Sam Esmail created show was watched on Wednesday at 10:01 Pm by 1.210 million total viewers with 589,000 in the 18-49 demo for a 0.5… »

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Game of Thrones Parody Video Re-Imagines Joffrey as the Show’s Hero

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There aren’t too many heroic characters remaining on Game of Thrones. Most of them have either been beheaded or stabbed by those they once trusted, and for the most part, only those who are ruthless and manipulative have found ways to survive in Westeros. Until his death at the beginning of Season 4, there was no one less heroic than Joffrey Baratheon (played by Jack Gleeson), who was the most detestable and savage villain Game of Thrones had ever produced (although, Ramsay Bolton gives him a run for his money. But what if Joffrey hadn’t been such an evil and maniacal brat? What if, like in most fantasy stories, he was the young king, thrust into power too early, trying his very best to rule the kingdom justly and righteously? That’s the question this newest Game of Thrones parody video ponders, as it edits different clips from the »

- Chris King

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"Your Prayers Have Been Answered" - 'Black Jesus' Has Been Resurrected ... Again

1 hour ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The "Black Jesus" Facebook page published the above photo about half-an-hour ago, with the caption "Your prayers have been answered," suggesting the obvious. A year ago, Adult Swim did order a second season of its then new Aaron McGruder series, "Black Jesus," but given how long it's been since that announcement, many fans apparently wondered if it was indeed returning for a second season. And it looks like it will be, so you can rest easy now. In season 1 (and I assume also in the upcoming season 2) McGruder's live-action "Jesus" finds the son of God living in present day Compton, CA, on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood, with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers. Newcomer Gerald "Slink" Johnson stars as "Black Jesus."  Charlie Murphy, Corey Holcomb, John Witherspoon, Kali Hawk, Andra Fuller, Antwon Tanner, Andrew Bachelor, Angela Gibbs, and Valenzia. »


- Tambay A. Obenson

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Take a Trip Down Memory Lane in First Teaser for VH1’s Next Original Movie - 'The Breaks'

2 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

I'm not in VH1's general target audience, and so there's really very little I've ever watched on the network over the years; but this is one that I'll definitely be checking out when the time comes, if only because of the man calling the shots on this one - Seith Mann (who you might recall was on my short list of directors that Marvel should talk to about its upcoming Black Panther movie). VH1’s next original movie “The Breaks” will chronicle the journey of Nikki, David and DeeVee, 3 friends united by their love of hip-hop, as they work to make their big mark in the music industry. The film will take viewers back to the summer of 1990, in New York City (I was still in high school at the time and was a major hip-hop head then), where the music industry’s artists and hustlers intersect in the »


- Tambay A. Obenson

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Netflix Renews 'Narcos' For Season 2

2 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

While critics have mostly been kind to Netflix's "Narcos," our own Erik McClanahan was far less enthused in the series. In particular, he had issues with the Pov of the narrative, which tells the story of Pablo Escobar through the eyes of a DEA agent, and it wasn't helped by the atrocious voiceover given to that character (in fact, it's so bad, I couldn't bring myself watch any more after the first episode). But Netflix has the faith, because they've ordered up more. THR reports that "Narcos" has been renewed for season two. The creative team will get a slight switcheroo with Adam Fierro ("The Shield") stepping in as showrunner for Chris Brancato ("Hannibal"), and the writers room is being put together for the next wave of episodes. Read More: Fall 2015 TV Preview: Our 25 Most Anticipated Shows We'll wait to see if they keep the formula or try and shake »


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Watch: Daniel Radcliffe in 'The Gamechangers' — The Movie 'Grand Theft Auto' Doesn't Want You to See

2 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"Grand Theft Auto" changed the gaming world forever. With its open world concept and overt violence, the historic franchise is more than deserving of a feature film, and BBC Two is ready to bring it to you. Well, to U.K. audiences, at least.  No U.S. release has been set for the above TV movie, in part because the biopic is completely unauthorized. Rockstar Games, the company responsible for "Grand Theft Auto," sued the BBC to try to stop production of "The Gamechangers" due to copyright infringement. Though unsuccessful, the film could face similar roadblocks if it tries to make its way across the pond, given the sensitive subject matter within. Read More: Daniel Radcliffe on Ebola, 'Horns' and Being Propositioned for Sex By a Fan "The Gamechangers" focuses on the three-year battle between Sam Houser (Daniel Radcliffe), the creator of "Grand Theft Auto," and Jack Thompson »


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TVLine Items: Narcos Renewed, Colbert to Go Long, Mighty Spinoff and More

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

It seems Netflix is already hooked on Narcos.

Less than a week after the series’ debut, the streaming giant has renewed its ’80s-set drug drama for a second season.

RelatedCable Renewal Scorecard 2015: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Narcos stars Brazilian actor Wagner Moura as real-life drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who ran Colombia’s violent Medellín Cartel. Pedro Pascal (who co-stars as Mexican DEA Agent Javier Peña) shared the renewal news on Instagram:

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adam Fierro (The Shield) will take over as showrunner in Season 2, replacing Chris Brancato (who »


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Empire Season 2: Listen to Two New Songs Ahead of the Premiere

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There may not be a more highly anticipated TV premiere this fall than that of Empire Season 2. Fox has already given fans countless promos and over twenty photos from the drama’s first episode back, and now the network has released two new songs from Season 2 of the record company drama, one of which features a big-name guest that will be making his Empire debut this year. The first of the two songs below is called “No Doubt About It,” and it features Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon on Empire, and the previously teased guest star, Pitbull. The second song is titled “Ain’t About the Money,” and it’s performed by Smollett and Yazz the Greatest, who plays the youngest Lyon son Hakeem on Empire. If it sounds familiar to you at all, that’s because it’s been featured heavily in the trailers for Season 2. Give both songs a listen below, »

- Chris King

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Cmt Greenlights Series for Viral Sensation Comedy Group ‘Dude Perfect’

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Cmt has greenlighted a series for web stars Dude Perfect, the sports and comedy viral sensation composed of five best friends and a panda mascot, who have amassed more than 1 billion online video views, among their 23 million digital fans and followers.

“The Dude Perfect Show,” which marks the group’s first-ever TV series, hails from Rob Dyrdek’s Superjacket Productions. It is slated for a 2016 debut.

Dude Perfect announced the news of their Cmt show today with a video message, which was also shared via their popular social-media channels (watch below).

The series will combine comedy and live-action stunts and follow the lives of Dude Perfect, as they dream up their next viral video, work with famous athletes and celebrity guests, prep performances, meet fans at live events or create hilarity in their Dallas, Texas, headquarters. “The Dude Perfect Show” will showcase exactly how the group comes up with their next idea. »


- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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YouTube Stars Dude Perfect Land Cmt Series For 2016 Premiere

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

The dudes are heading to Cmt. The network has greenlighted The Dude Perfect Show (working title) from Rob Dyrdek's Superjacket Prods for premiere in 2016. The series will combine comedy and live-action stunts and follow the lives of digital stars Tyler Toney, Cody Jones, Garrett Hilbert and twins Coby and Cory Cotton, along with their beloved panda mascot, as they open the doors to their mancave in Dallas, TX. Dude Perfect announced the series in a video message via their… »

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NFL To Appeal “Deflategate” Ruling That Voided Tom Brady’s Suspension, But Qb Ok’d To Play – Update

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

Updated, 11:53 Am: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell just announced that the league will appeal a judge’s ruling this morning that overturned the four-game suspension of Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady. But NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league will not seek an emergency stay, freeing Brady to play while an appeals court considers the case. His New England Patriots will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the regular-season opener a week from tonight. “We are… »

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