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5 Artists Who Could Win Future Vma Video Vanguard Awards

5 Artists Who Could Win Future Vma Video Vanguard Awards
The Video Vanguard Award has existed for as long as the MTV Video Music Awards have been around. At the first VMAs ceremony in 1984, David Bowie, Richard Lester and the Beatles were honored for their early, pioneering work in the pre-MTV days of the art form. The rest of the Eighties saw various pop heavyweights get their due, including Madonna, David Byrne and Michael Jackson, whose name was attached to the award the year after his sister Janet won it in 1990.

Video Vanguard presentations were much less frequent during the Nineties,
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Luke Mitchell Joins CBS’ ‘The Code’ in Recasting of Dave Annable Lead Role

Luke Mitchell Joins CBS’ ‘The Code’ in Recasting of Dave Annable Lead Role
Luke Mitchell has been cast in the CBS drama “The Code,” stepping in for Dave Annable, who played the role in the original pilot.

It was reported shortly after the legal drama was ordered to series in May that the roles played by Annable and Mira Sorvino — the male lead and a series regular, respectively — were to be recast before the show’s premiere in midseason.

Mitchell will play Capt. John “Abe” Abraham, a driven prosecutor operating out of Judge Advocate General Headquarters in Quantico for whom becoming a Marine is a longstanding family tradition and a responsibility he treats with devotion and passion.

Also Read: CBS to Recast Mira Sorvino, Dave Annable After Picking Up 'The Code' to Series

From CBS Television Studios, “The Code” follows a group of Marines who are also trained attorneys – prosecutors, defense lawyers and investigators. “The Code” will be helmed by Craig Sweeny and Craig Turk,
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‘Blindspot’ Alum Luke Mitchell to Lead CBS Drama ‘The Code’

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‘Blindspot’ Alum Luke Mitchell to Lead CBS Drama ‘The Code’
Luke Mitchell has been cast in a lead role in the upcoming CBS military legal drama “The Code,” Variety has confirmed.

Mitchell takes over the role of Capt. John “Abe” Abraham from Dave Annable, who originally played the role in the pilot. The character is described as a driven prosecutor for whom becoming a Marine is a longstanding family tradition and a responsibility he treats with devotion and passion.

Mitchell most recently starred in the NBC series “Blindspot.” Before that, he played the role of Lincoln Campbell on the ABC-Marvel series “Agents of Shield.” His other TV credits include “The Tomorrow People” and Australian shows like “Home and Away” and “H20.” On the film side, he has starred in indie features like “Mothers and Daughters” and ““Seven Minutes.”

He is repped by UTA and Management 360, as well as McMahon Management in Australia.

The Code” follows the military
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‘The Code’: Luke Mitchell To Headline New CBS Drama Series After Recasting

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‘The Code’: Luke Mitchell To Headline New CBS Drama Series After Recasting
Exclusive: CBS’ new drama series The Code has found its male lead in Blindspot alum Luke Mitchell. He replaces Dave Annable, who played the role in the pilot.

In The Code, whose pilot was penned by Limitless creator Craig Sweeny from a story by him and Craig Turk and directed by Marc Webb, the military’s brightest minds take on our country’s toughest challenges – inside the courtroom and out – where each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator – and a Marine.

Mitchell will play Capt. John “Abe” Abraham. Operating out of Judge Advocate General Headquarters in Quantico, Abe is a driven prosecutor for whom becoming a Marine is a longstanding family tradition and a responsibility he treats with devotion and passion.

He joins series stars Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh, Phillipa Soo and Raffi Barsoumian.

Australian-born Mitchell landed the role after an extensive search which included
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20 Crazy Behind-The-Scenes Details About The Amazing Spider-Man Movies

The Amazing Spider-Man franchise was meant to be massive, as it was Sony's answer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (McU).

After Sam Raimi's successful Spider-Man trilogy, Marc Webb was brought on board and put in charge of launching this new Spiderverse, which would've led to a host of other movies, including The Sinister Six and Venom.

The box-office returns for the two movies weren't as amazing as Sony expected, however, while the second movie received a lot of criticism for being overstuffed and unfocused.

The famous Sony leaks didn't help matters much, either, so Sony pulled the plug on the franchise and rebooted with Marvel's assistance, casting Tom Holland as the new Spidey.

In a Variety interview, Andrew Garfield, who portrayed Peter Parker/Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man movies, opened up about some of the struggles he experienced with the franchise.

"There's something about being that young
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Wayward Sisters' Kathryn Newton Boards Netflix's Ya Survival Drama

Wayward Sisters' Kathryn Newton Boards Netflix's Ya Survival Drama
And you thought Claire Novak was wayward…

Wayward Sisters‘ Kathryn Newton has been cast as a teen suddenly bereft of all adult guidance in an untitled series from Party of Five creator Christopher Keyser, our sister site Variety reports.

In the new Netflix series, a group of teens in a small town realize that all of the adults in their community have disappeared, leaving the adolescents to figure out how to survive on their own. Marc Webb (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) will executive-produce the 10-episode first season with Keyser.

Newton will play Allie, who has grown up as second fiddle to her older sister,
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Marc Webb To Direct ‘Lord Of The Flies’-Meets-‘Lost’ Series For Netflix Featuring ‘Big Little Lies’ Star

It looks like Netflix is going back to the Ya well, after massive success with “13 Reasons Why,” for one of its many upcoming series. According to The Wrap, actress Kathryn Newton has earned the lead role in what is being described as a series that combines “Lord of the Flies” with “Lost.”

The currently untitled series, coming to Netflix, follows a group of young teens who arrive back from a school field trip to find that the population of the town is missing and they’re unable to escape.

Continue reading Marc Webb To Direct ‘Lord Of The Flies’-Meets-‘Lost’ Series For Netflix Featuring ‘Big Little Lies’ Star at The Playlist.
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Kathryn Newton To Star In Netflix Drama Series From Chris Keyser & Marc Webb

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Kathryn Newton To Star In Netflix Drama Series From Chris Keyser & Marc Webb
Big Little LiesKathryn Newton has been tapped to star in a new Netflix drama series written by Chris Keyser and directed by Marc Webb.

Described as a Lost meets Lord of the Flies, the untitled Chris Keyser drama revolves around young adults fighting for survival. Teens must take matters into their own hands when they return to their town from a trip cut short to find that everyone is missing and there’s no way out of the town. These teens will party, panic, grieve, fight, and ultimately have to decide how to deal with the unthinkable all under the lead of Allie, played by Newton. Allie, is at the center of leading this mysterious teenage world although always living in her older sister, Kim’s shadow. Allie inspires her sister to take charge of the group
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Kathryn Newton to Star in Netflix Drama From Chris Keyser, Marc Webb

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Kathryn Newton to Star in Netflix Drama From Chris Keyser, Marc Webb
Kathryn Newton has been cast in a lead role in a drama series that has been greenlit at Netflix, Variety has learned.

The untitled series hails from Christopher Keyser, who will also executive produce along with Marc Webb. In the series, the teenage inhabitants of a small town return home to discover that all of the adults in town have disappeared. They will party, panic, grieve, fight, and ultimately have to decide how to deal with the unthinkable. Netflix has ordered a 10-episode first season.

Newton will star as Allie, who is described as constantly living in the shadow of her older sister, Kim. Allie ultimately inspires her sister to take charge of the group and supports her during the ensuing confrontation.

Newton starred as Abigail Carlson in Season 1 of “Big Little Lies” at HBO, a role she will reprise in the show’s upcoming second season. She also appeared
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‘Big Little Lies’ Star Kathryn Newton Nabs Lead in Netflix Survival Drama (Exclusive)

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‘Big Little Lies’ Star Kathryn Newton Nabs Lead in Netflix Survival Drama (Exclusive)
Kathryn Newton, star of HBO hit “Big Little Lies” and a slew of prestige films like “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and the upcoming Julia Roberts film “Ben is Back,” will soon star in a Netflix series billed as “Lord of the Flies” meets “Lost,” TheWrap has learned.

Newton will play the lead in a forthcoming Netflix original from Chris Keyser, an individual close to the project told TheWrap. Netflix and reps for Newton had no immediate comment.

Keyser will writer and executive produce alongside “Amazing Spider-Man” producer Marc Webb. Production is slated for September on location in Massachusetts.

Also Read: 'Big Little Lies' Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

Titled “Hamelins” in its pilot order, the show follows a group of teens who arrive home after a field trip is cut short, only to find themselves trapped within the limits of a city with its entire population missing.
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'Lord of the Flies'-Like Drama Series Starring Kathryn Newton a Go at Netflix

'Lord of the Flies'-Like Drama Series Starring Kathryn Newton a Go at Netflix
Netflix is delving deeper into the Ya space with a Lord of the Flies-like drama series from Chris Keyser and Marc Webb.

The untitled 10-episode project is considered to be a mix of Lost meets Lord of the Flies. It revolves around young adults fighting for survival. Teens are forced to take matters into their own hands when they return to their town from a trip cut short to find that everyone is missing and there's no way out of the town. Teens will party, panic, grieve, fight and ultimately be forced to decide how to deal with the ...
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Boom! Studios Taps Averie Huffine As TV Department Head

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Boom Studios! is expanding its executive ranks a year after 20th Century Fox bought a significant minority stake in the company. Boom!, which controls the largest library of comic book IP outside of Marvel and DC, has hired Averie Huffine to head its TV department as VP of Development. She will oversee the TV efforts for Boom!, which has a first-look TV development deal at 20th Century TV Studio. Huffine will report to Stephen Christy, Boom!’s President of Development.

Averie comes to Boom! Studios from Amy Pascal’s Pascal Pictures, where she helped build the company’s television presence and oversaw such projects as Drifter, written by Mattson Tomlin with Marc Webb directing, and Darktown written by Damani Johnson with Charles McDougall directing and Jamie Foxx producing. On the feature side she brought in the bestselling novel Beneath a Scarlett Sky by Mark Sullivan with Tom Holland attached to star.
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‘Jane The Virgin, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’, ‘iZombie’ To End After Upcoming Seasons

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‘Jane The Virgin, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’, ‘iZombie’ To End After Upcoming Seasons
It’s official. The CW’s comedies Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will end after their upcoming fifth and fourth seasons, respectively. Additionally, the network revealed this season that the upcoming fifth season of comedic drama iZombie also will be its last, making for string of farewells on the CW next season. It will start with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which is on the fall schedule, and continue in midseason with Jane the Virgin and iZombie.

The announcement is not a surprise. Ahead of Jane the Virgin‘s fifth season renewal, star Gina Rodriguez had referred to a then-potential Season 5 as “our final season,” while Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star/co-creator Rachel Bloom tweeted after its pickup, “Just found out that #CrazyExGirlfriend has been renewed for a final season.”

Meanwhile, iZombie was probably the bubbliest of the CW established series and in danger of cancellation over its ratings performance but clinched a renewal
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‘Instinct’ Renewed For Season 2 By CBS

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CBS is sticking with its new midseason drama series Instinct starring Alan Cumming, which has been renewed for a second season.

Instinct has been a so-so ratings performer, averaging a 1.1 adults 18-49 most recent rating and 0.6-0.7 Live+same day in the past few airings. But has been in line with its fellow Sunday CBS shows in the 25-54 demo. And the series made history as the first broadcast drama with an openly gay lead character, played by Cumming.

Based on the James Patterson novel, Instinct stars Alan Cumming as a former CIA operative who is lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. Bojana Novakovic, Daniel Ings, Naveen Andrews and Sharon Leal also star.

Instinct is produced by CBS Television Studios. Cumming and Patterson executive produce with Michael Rauch, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin (Secret Hideout), Bill Robinson and Leopoldo Gout.
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CBS to Recast Mira Sorvino, Dave Annable After Picking Up ‘The Code’ to Series

Despite getting a series order, CBS’ “The Code” will have to re-cast two of its main roles as the drama will move forward without Mira Sorvino and Dave Annable.

Annable was to play the male lead, while Sorvino was set as a series regular. CBS has not begun re-casting for the two roles, TheWrap is told.

A person with knowledge of the project told TheWrap that the two were simply not a good fit for the show as it emerged.

Also Read: CBS Orders 5 Pilots to Series, Including 'Magnum Pi' Remake and Ava DuVernay's 'The Red Line'

The Code” was looking like a comeback for Sorvino and the Oscar-winning actress’ first big gig since she publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct and said she was blackballed as a result of rejecting the disgraced mogul’s sexual advances.

A guest star on shows like “Modern Family,” Sorvino had previously expressed hope about returning to the small screen on a more regular basis.

Also Read: Tim Allen's 'Last Man Standing' Revived by Fox One Year After ABC Cancellation

From CBS Television Studios, “The Code” follows a group of Marines who are also trained attorneys – prosecutors, defense lawyers and investigators. “The Code” will be helmed by Craig Sweeny and Craig Turk, and directed by Marc Webb.

The series (currently) stars Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh, Phillipa Soo and Raffi Barsoumian.

Tony Maglio contributed to this report.

Read original story CBS to Recast Mira Sorvino, Dave Annable After Picking Up ‘The Code’ to Series At TheWrap
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‘The Code’ Drama Picked Up To Series By CBS With 2 Major Roles Getting Recast

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‘The Code’ Drama Picked Up To Series By CBS With 2 Major Roles Getting Recast
CBS has handed a series order to The Code, one of five new dramas the network has picked up for next season, along with F.B.I., Magnum P.I., God Friended Me and The Red Line.

The Code, penned by Limitless creator Craig Sweeny from a story by him and Craig Turk and directed by Marc Webb, will undergo major recasting. Exiting are Dave Annable, who played the male lead in the pilot, and Mira Sorvino, who played a major co-starring role.

Staying on are female lead Anna Wood as well as Ato Essandoh, Phillipa Soo, Raffi Barsoumian.

In The Code, from CBS TV Studios and Timberman-Beverly, the military’s brightest minds take on our country’s toughest challenges – inside the courtroom and out – where each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator – and a Marine.

Sweeny serves as executive producer/showrunner. Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman executive produce alongside Webb.
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CBS Orders 5 Pilots to Series, Including ‘Magnum Pi’ Remake and Ava DuVernay’s ‘The Red Line’

CBS just picked up five more pilots to series — one comedy and four dramas. Included in the latest bushel of new 2018-19 shows is the network’s “Magnum P.I.” remake and Ava DuVernay’s “The Red Line,” which stars Noah Wyle.

Greg Berlanti is an executive producer on two of these new series, including DuVernay’s. His other one, “God Friended Me,” is through his own studio.

The final (for now) pair of projects ordered from pilots include multi-camera comedy “Fam,” which stars Nina Dobrev, and Craig Sweeny’s military drama “The Code.”

Also Read: Fall TV 2018: Every Broadcast Show Canceled, Renewed and Ordered So Far (Updating)

Here are the available details for each from this batch of new series:

Comedy

“Fam”

Multi Camera

Ep/Writer: Corinne Kingsbury

EPs: Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor; Wendi Trilling, Bob Kushell

Ep/Director: Scott Ellis (pilot only)

Studio: CBS Television Studios/Kapital Entertainment

Logline: A woman’s dreams of an upstanding life with her new fiancé and his upstanding family are dashed when her younger train wreck half-sister comes to live with her to escape their train wreck of a father.

Cast: Nina Dobrev, Tone Bell, Odessa Adlon, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Sheryl Lee Ralph

Also Read: 'Taken' Is Being Shopped Around by Universal TV After NBC Cancellation

Dramas

God Friended Me

EPs/Writers: Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt

EPs: Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter (Berlanti Productions)

Ep/Director: Marcos Siega

Studio: Warner Bros. Television

Logline: Questions of faith, existence and science are explored in this humorous, uplifting series about an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he is “friended” by God on social media. Unwittingly, he becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.

Cast: Brandon Micheal Hall, Violett Beane, Suraj Sharma, Javicia Leslie, Joe Morton

Also Read: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Saved? Other Networks and Platforms Have Already Expressed Interest

“Magnum P.I.”

EPs/Writers: Peter Lenkov, Eric Guggenheim

EPs: John Davis and John Fox (Davis Entertainment); Danielle Woodrow

Ep/Director: Justin Lin (Perfect Storm Entertainment)

Studio: CBS Television Studios/Universal Television

Logline: An update of the classic television series set in Hawaii, Magnum P.I. follows Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy Seal who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.

Cast: Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill

The Code

Ep/Showrunner: Craig Sweeny

Writers: Teleplay by Craig Sweeny, story by Craig Sweeny and Craig Turk

EPs: Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman

Ep/Director: Marc Webb

Studio: CBS Television Studios

Logline: The military’s brightest minds take on our country’s toughest challenges – inside the courtroom and out – where each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator – and a Marine.

Cast: Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh, Phillipa Soo, Raffi Barsoumian

“The Red Line”

Co-Eps/Writers: Caitlin Parrish, Erica Weiss

EPs: Ava DuVernay, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter

Director: Victoria Mahoney

Studio: Warner Bros. Television

Logline: After a white cop in Chicago mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor, we follow three vastly different families that all have connections with the case as the story is told from each perspective.

Cast: Noah Wyle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Aliyah Royale, Noel Fisher, Michael Patrick Thornton, Vinny Chhibber, Howard Charles, Elizabeth Laidlaw

CBS previously ordered “Murphy Brown,” “Welcome to the Neighborhood,” an Untitled Damon Wayans, Jr. project, and the drama “FBI” to series for the 2018-19 season.

Read original story CBS Orders 5 Pilots to Series, Including ‘Magnum Pi’ Remake and Ava DuVernay’s ‘The Red Line’ At TheWrap
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CBS Orders Four Dramas Including ‘Magnum Pi,’ Plus Comedy ‘Fam’ Starring Nina Dobrev

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CBS has given out five new series orders for the 2018-2019 season.

The network has ordered four more one-hour dramas: “God Friended Me,” the reboot of “Magnum P.I.,” “The Code,” and “The Red Line.”

“Magnum P.I.” will see Jay Hernandez take over the role originally played by Tom Selleck. The series follows Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy Seal who, upon returning home to Hawaii from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. The series will also star Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill.

Peter Lenkov, the writer and producer behind current CBS reboots of “Hawaii Five-o” and “MacGyver,” will serve as the writer and executive producer. Eric Guggenheim, an executive producer and writer on Lenkov’s “Hawaii Five-o,” will also write and executive produce. John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment will also executive produce along with Danielle Woodrow. Justin Lin will direct the pilot and executive produce.
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Marvel Wants to Hire Indie Directors, But a Lot of Them Don’t Fit the Gigs — Analysis

Marvel Wants to Hire Indie Directors, But a Lot of Them Don’t Fit the Gigs — Analysis
At first, it felt like a fluke: Filmmakers working outside the studio system, telling original stories made on their own terms, lured into the superhero arena where final cut doesn’t exist. In the modern era, it began with Marc Webb, snatched up by Sony to direct “The Amazing Spider-Man” and its sequel after his Sundance breakout “(500) Days of Summer.” Within a couple of years, filmmakers ranging from James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) to Patty Jenkins (“Wonder Woman”) to Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok”) catapulted beyond personal cinematic pursuits to lend their talents to the comic book craze.

That approach yielded mixed results for the “Star Wars” universe, which reportedly took “Rogue One” away from director Gareth Edwards and fired original “Solo” directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, but the phenomenal popularity of “Black Panther” elevated yet another Sundance discovery, 31-year-old Ryan Coogler, to Spielbergian heights. That movie arrived just
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Culture Dump #32: The Superhero Movies That Failed

Infinity War has finally arrived, marking the culmination of ten years of planning (and 18 cinematic releases) from Marvel Studios. It’s an undeniably impressive feat and one that’s not been achieved by any other studio to date, no matter how many Dark Knights or Kryptonians they have helping them. While the superhero genre currently reigns supreme, it’s not entirely been smooth sailing with some titles slipping through the cracks, doomed to an eternity in a HMV bargain bin. They may not have set the Box Office alight – and they’re certainly not without their flaws – but each has its own strengths that perhaps proved too divisive for mainstream audiences.

Take Ang Lee’s 2003 Hulk, a movie that by today’s standards seems miles away from the light-hearted-yet-epic tone perfected by Marvel Studios. Instead, Lee made a movie that was pensive, dark and took its own time to tell its story.
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