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E! Developing Drama Inspired by Power 106 DJ Yesi Ortiz (Exclusive)

E! is developing a family drama series inspired by the life of Los Angeles radio personality Yesi Ortiz, Variety has learned exclusively.

In the currently untitled series, after Ortiz’s sister is arrested, she decides to adopt her sister’s six children, turning the twenty-five year old into a single mom overnight. Nevertheless, she continues to work toward becoming one of the top DJs in the country. The real Ortiz is a sixteen-year industry vet and for the past decade has been known as The Voice of La on Los Angeles’ Power 106. She is also a Top Talker on the CBS morning show “The Talk.”

Michael Reisz will write and executive produce. Davis Entertainment and 3Pas Studios will produce, with 3Pas’ Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell executive producing along with John Davis and John Fox. Davis’ Mike Stein and 3Pas’ Jessica Pavão will serve as producers.

Reisz’s previous credits include the Freeform series “Shadowhunters, “CBS’ “[link
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Chelsea Handler, Mary McCormack, & Cynthia Mort Teaming Up for “Unspeakable” at Hulu

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Chelsea Handler has never been one to shy away from taboo subject matter, and now the outspoken “Chelsea” host has found a project that promises to tackle topics that most media — and people — avoid. Deadline reports that Handler is executive producing “Unspeakable,” a single camera half-hour dramedy in development at Hulu.

The Mary McCormack-starrer follows a radically honest woman “trying to find her authentic self in a world where achieving an identity is never simple or complete, while simultaneously discussing subjects such as parental death, the decision not to have children, a harrowing near-death experience following a sudden illness, and many other thoughts that we might consider unspeakable in our culture,” the source writes.

Based on Meghan Daum’s 2014 book “The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects Of Discussion,” the project hails from “Tell Me You Love Me” creator Cynthia Mort and Working Title Television. Mort is penning the script and will serve as showrunner. Michael Morris (“Smash”), McCormack’s husband and producing partner, is attached to direct.

Handler, who acquired the rights to the book, recently announced that she’ll be signing off on her Netflix show, which ran for two seasons. She’ll be devoting her attention to activism, writing a book, and teaming up with the streamer on an original doc.

MCormack’s credits include “Angie Tribeca,” “In Plain Sight,” and “The West Wing.”

Check out a clip of McCormack on “Chelsea” below.

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‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Enlists Composer Tree Adams (Exclusive)

‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Enlists Composer Tree Adams (Exclusive)
NCIS: New Orleans” has tapped Emmy nominee Tree Adams as its new composer, Variety has learned exclusively.

Adams has previously worked on shows like “Californication,” “Lethal Weapon,” “Legends,” “In Plain Sight,” and “Franklin and Bash,” among numerous other film and television projects.

He has worked as a television, film and games composer for 20 years, having transitioned from a career as a touring musician. He spent 10 years on the road with his band The Hatters, touring extensively and playing with big names in roots rock and blues.

In June 2017, Watertower Music released Tree’s music as the Season 4 soundtrack to CW’s “The 100.” Also in 2017, Adams launched issue number one of his his graphic novel “Duskriders” with an accompanying soundtrack.

He is repped by Wme.

NCIS: New Orleans,” a spinoff of the long-running “NCIS,” is a drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy. The
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TV News Roundup: ‘Sharknado 5’ Gets Official Title, Celebrity Cameos Revealed

TV News Roundup: ‘Sharknado 5’ Gets Official Title, Celebrity Cameos Revealed
In today’s roundup, Syfy announces the official title for “Sharknado 5,” and Food Network adds two new shows.


The latest installment of “Sharknado” will officially be known as “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming,” with the tagline, “Make America Bait Again.” Both are a result of a fan-sourced initiative where Syfy invited Facebook users to submit ideas. The latest plot follows Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) and his bionic wife, April (Tara Reid) as their young son gets trapped in a traveling tornado and is transported all over the world. Cassie Screbo, Masiela Lusha and Cody Linley will reprise their roles, and the film will feature a number of cameos from Fabio, Tony Hawk, Olivia Newton-John, Clay Aiken, Bret Michaels and “Today” hosts Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. “Sharknado 5” is a production of The Asylum and directed by Anthony C. Ferrante and based on an original screenplay by Scotty Mullen.

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Who is Inbar Lavi, actress who plays Maddie on Bravo’s series Imposters?

Inbar Lavi is the star of Bravo’s new scripted series Imposters, in which she plays con artist Maddie who also pretends to be Ava, Alice and Saffron. But who is Inbar and where will you have seen her before? Inbar is an Israeli-American actress, with a long list of credits including In Plain Sight, Sons of Anarchy and most recently Imposters. She was born to a Polish father and Moroccan mother in Ramat Gan, Israel. She has always loved to perform, her passion manifesting through modern dance and ballet through high school. Inbar also attended the Sofi Moskowitz School of more
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Mary McCormack Among Loaded Cast of AMC/Channel 4 Tech Biz Drama

Mary McCormack Among Loaded Cast of AMC/Channel 4 Tech Biz Drama
In Plain Sight alum Mary McCormack is among the cast of Loaded, AMC’s newly announced comedic drama being co-produced by Channel 4.

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An eight-part series based on the award-wining Keshet International format Mesudarim, Loaded follows four tech entrepreneurs and childhood friends who have just sold their start-up videogame company for hundreds of millions of pounds — “the culmination of a billion man-hours of blood, sweat, toil, coding, shouting, swearing, fighting, hugging, pitching, grinding, and, occasionally, showering.” Overnight, the four are transformed from “people who play games” to “serious players in the game,
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Queen of the South: Season Two Renewal, New Showrunner, for USA Network Series

Long live the Queen. The Queen of the South TV show has been renewed for a second season on USA Network. In addition, the cable channel has announced 12 Monkey's Natalie Chaidez has signed on as showrunner for Queen of the South, season two. Chaidez was a co-executive producer on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which was cancelled in 2009, after two seasons on Fox. She also co-executive produced Heroes, V, Past Life, and In Plain Sight.Starring Alice Braga, the drama series is based on author Arturo Pérez-Reverte's La Reina Del Sur. The Queen of the South TV series cast also includes: Verónica Falcón, Justina Machado, Peter Gadiot, Hemky Madera, and Gerardo Taracena. Get the details from this USA Network
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Queen of the South: Renewed for Season 2 with New Showrunner

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Queen of the South has been renewed.

The series, which will air its first season finale on September 8, has been garnering a steady audience of a little over 2 million viewers in live+7, half of which are in the coveted demo.

It's been cable's number one program throughout its run.

Queen of the South stars Alice Brage as Teresa Mendoza, Verónica Falcón as Camila Vargas, Justina Machado as Brenda Parra, Peter Gadiot as James Valdez, Hemky Madera as Pote Galvez and Gerardo Taracena as Cesar “Batman” Guemes.

Telemundo first adapted the book upon with the show is based, La Reina Del Sur, and it was a massive success.

The actress who plays Teresa Mendoza in the Telemundo version, Kate Del Castillo, found herself implicated in the El Chapo saga this past January, bringing some attention to the title before USA had a chance to bring its series to air.

The series follows the story of Teresa,
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‘Queen of the South’ Renewed for Season 2 at USA With New Showrunner

‘Queen of the South’ Renewed for Season 2 at USA With New Showrunner
Queen of the South” has been renewed for season two, Variety has learned. Natalie Chaidez has also signed on to join the series in its second season as executive producer and showrunner.

The drama set in the world of Mexican drug cartels is based on the book “La Reina Del Sur,” which inspired the hugely popular telenovela on Telemundo, USA’s Spanish-language sister network. “Queen of the South” stars Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza, a woman who inadvertently becomes drawn into the world of high-stakes drug trafficking when her drug-dealer boyfriend is murdered.

The first season spans 13 episodes, and is set to finish its run on Sept. 15. The show opened to 1.39 million viewers, and though the audience has slightly dipped throughout the run, it’s held steady with the most recent episode attracting 1.2 million viewers.

Chaidez served as executive producer on Syfy’s “12 Monkeys” and as co-executive producer on Fox’s “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and
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Connie Britton, Jane Fonda Join Rachel Platten in Pitch Perfect-Inspired 'Fight Song' for Hillary Clinton (Video)

Connie Britton, Jane Fonda Join Rachel Platten in Pitch Perfect-Inspired 'Fight Song' for Hillary Clinton (Video)
Rachel Platten was joined by the stars of Nashville, Modern Family and Pitch Perfect on Tuesday in support of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Connie Britton, Julie Bowen and Jesse Tyler Ferguson were among the many celebrities to partake in an a capella music video for “Fight Song” that debuted during the Democratic National Convention.

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The video, which was produced by Pitch Perfect alum Elizabeth Banks, also featured the likes of Jane Fonda (Grace & Frankie), Kristin Chenoweth (American Gods), Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), America Ferrera (Superstore
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Blunt Talk: Walter & Co. Get Porn (?!) Treatment in Season 2 Trailer

Blunt Talk: Walter & Co. Get Porn (?!) Treatment in Season 2 Trailer
They do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

So Walter Blunt and his staff should take it as a compliment when, in this exclusive sneak peek at Blunt Talk‘s Season 2 trailer, the adult-film biz deems the Brit’s cable broadcast worthy of immortalization… in porn.

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But given that the 30-second preview of Jonathan Ames’ Starz comedy also features Patrick Stewart’s Walter getting goosed — as well as other characters getting spanked and groped, all in the process of putting together a nightly news analysis show — we
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Gotham Casts Mob Scion Mario Falcone

Gotham Casts Mob Scion Mario Falcone
Suggested tagline for Gotham Season 3: ‘Rise of the Epic Love Triangle.’

The Fox drama has cast James Carpinello (The Good Wife, Person of Interest) to play the pivotal role of mob progeny Mario Falcone — and his first order of business appears to be whacking Jim (Ben McKenzie) and Lee’s (Morena Baccarin) romance.

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The son of feared mob boss Carmine Falcone (John Doman), Carpinello’s Mario has rejected his family’s criminal ways and made a legitimate life for himself as a well-respected, Ivy League-educated ER doctor.
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Fall TV First Impression: Bull

Fall TV First Impression: Bull
The broadcast networks have nearly 20 shows debuting this fall, including Kiefer Sutherland’s term as Potus, new sitcoms from Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc, and the story of Mlb’s first female player. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.

Next up on our list….

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The Show | CBS’ Bull (Tuesdays at 9/8c, premiere date Tba)

The Competition | ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat/The Real O’Neals, Fox’s Scream Queens, NBC’s This Is Us (new) and The CW’s No Tomorrow
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Mary McCormack, Joel David Moore Join Sean Bean’s ‘Drone’

Mary McCormack, Joel David Moore Join Sean Bean’s ‘Drone’
Myriad Pictures has cast Mary McCormack and Joel David Moore in the political thriller “Drone,” opposite Sean Bean and Patrick Sanogui.

Jason Bourque is directing from a script he co-wrote with Paul A. Birkett. McCormack will play Bean’s wife in the film and Moore will play his colleague.

Myriad Pictures announced the project and launched sales on the film at the Cannes Film Festival, where Myriad closed a deals on several territories. “Drone” is currently in production in Vancouver, Canada, and just wrapped its second unit shoot in India.

Bean plays a private drone contractor who spends his workdays flying covert missions then returns to a family life of suburban mediocrity — without his wife or son knowing about his secret life — until a whistle-blowing site exposes him to a deadly threat. Believing he is responsible for the deaths of his wife and child, an enigmatic Pakistani businessman (Sabongui) tracks him down,
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Gilmore Girls Revival Welcomes a Scandal Star

Gilmore Girls Revival Welcomes a Scandal Star
Gilmore Girls is getting a dose of Scandal with Dan Bucatinsky. The Emmy winner, who is also an active producer behind the scenes on shows such as Who Do You Think You Are?, Grey's Anatomy, Lipstick Jungle and The Comeback, is heading to Stars Hollow for the Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls. Bucatinsky shared his casting on Instagram with the below image. Later he tweeted an image with Alexis Bledel and indicated he was working with just her. Perhaps he's a coworker of Rory's? "What a blast today on #gilmoregirls with @alexisbledel -- @thelaurengraham missed  the fun," he said. His other acting gigs include Web Therapy, Marry Me, The Comeback, In Plain Sight and the upcoming 24:...
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A Country Called Home Movie Review

A Country Called Home Movie Review
Title: A Country Called Home Arc Entertainment Director: Anna Axster Writer: Anna Axster and Jim Beggarly Cast: Imogen Poots, Mary McCormack, Mackenzie Davis, June Squibb, Shea Whigham, Josh Helman and Ryan Bingham Running Time: 90 min Rated: Unrated (Language, Mild Violence) In Theaters: February 26 VOD & DVD: March 1 Ellie (Imogen Poots, That Awkward Moment) is a a young woman struggling to live in Los Angeles. She gets a call from her stepmother Amanda (Mary McCormack, In Plain Sight) whom tells Ellie that her estranged alcoholic father has passed away. Ellie’s brother wants nothing to do with their dad that abandoned them at a young age, but Ellie feeling [ Read More ]

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TVLine Items: Michael Easton's Gh Return, Night Shift Newcomer and More

TVLine Items: Michael Easton's Gh Return, Night Shift Newcomer and More
General Hospital is about to employ the cardinal rule of soap operas: Just because your character is dead doesn’t mean you’re out of a job.

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In a video posted Tuesday, Gh executive producer Frank Valentini announced that Michael Easton — whose Silas Clay was killed off in August — will return to the series.

No word on who Easton will play when he gets back to Port Charles, but Valentini promises in the above video that he’s “got something great” in store for the actor.

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Lesley Ann Warren, Keith Carradine Starring in ‘Ray Meets Helen’ (Exclusive)

Lesley Ann Warren and Keith Carradine will star in the drama “Ray Meets Helen” with iconic indie director Alan Rudolph helming from his own script, Variety has learned exclusively.

Etchie Stroh is producing through his Moonstone Entertainment banner. The project re-teams Stroh with Rudolph, who collaborated on 1997’s “Afterglow,” starring Julie Christie and Nick Nolte.

Additionally, Rudolph worked with Warren and Carradine in 1984’s “Choose Me,” which established Rudolph as a major voice in independent film. Warren will also serve as producer along with Steven J. Wolfe (“500 Days of Summer”), who produced “Twin Falls Idaho” with Stroh.

“Ray Meets Helen” is due to begin shooting in late spring. Moonstone will start selling international territories at the Berlin Film Festival.

The characters in “Ray Meets Helen” are stalled in mid-life, beset by profound material challenges and haunted by their failed potential in happier times. Each undergo a reversal of fortune, affording
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Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Season 2 Trailer: Are Abby and Jake Reconciling?

Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Season 2 Trailer: Are Abby and Jake Reconciling?
“Divorce can be fun,” Lisa Edelstein’s Abby declares at the start of the new Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce trailer — and if her conscious uncoupling from husband Jake involves as much cozy re-coupling as we see in the preview, we can see why she’d think so.

Season 2 of the Bravo drama picks up with self-help author Abby and her estranged hubs trying to give their marriage another go, despite her new gig (which requires her to write about the end of their union) and his big secret (his girlfriend is carrying his kid).

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Mipcom: Hot Titles, Booming Biz Add Sizzle to Market Despite Weather Woes

Mipcom: Hot Titles, Booming Biz Add Sizzle to Market Despite Weather Woes
Cannes – The severe storm that claimed at least 17 lives on Saturday and caused severe flooding in the region is the only thing casting a dark cloud on the Mipcom TV market this year.

Despite radiant sunshine Sunday, floods left Cannes sans Internet in many major hotels for much of the day and this weekend’s Mip Junior kids TV market screenings without a video library. Mip Junior screenings were rapidly transferred online as Mipcom organizer Reed Midem relocated the event from the seafront Martinez Hotel to the Palais des Festivals.

But drama programming takes center stage starting Monday, and international demand for product could hardly be much more robust, as evidenced by the slate of events set for the conference that runs through Thursday. For starters, Fox is staging the world premiere of “The X-Files” on Oct. 6. Showtime is giving a big push to its high-finance drama “Billions.” Studiocanal is showing off “The Last Panther.
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