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Drunk History Renewed for Sixth Season

Kent Alterman, President of Comedy Central, announced today that the Emmy-winning Comedy Central series, Drunk History, has been renewed for a sixth season with sixteen episodes. Created for television by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, Drunk History is produced by Central Productions and executive produced by Waters and Konner, along with Gary Sanchez Productions’ Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Owen Burke. Ian Friedman and Daniel Wolfberg are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central. The fifth season currently airs on Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. Et/Pt. “They say history is written by the victors, but after five seasons, it’s now clear that

Drunk History Renewed for Sixth Season
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TV News Roundup: ‘Drunk History’ Renewed for Season 6 at Comedy Central

In today’s roundup, “Drunk History” has been renewed for a sixth season and BBC America releases teaser and premiere date for “Killing Eve.”

Casting

Titus Welliver has been as “Ronald Booth” on “Chicago P.D.,” to be featured on the 18th episode of season five. He will play a big-time meth dealer recently released from prison.

Renewals

Comedy Central has renewed “Drunk History” for a sixth season with 16 episodes. Executive Produced by Derek Waters, Jeremy Konner, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Owen Burke, the show is currently airing its fifth season, which premiered Jan. 23.

Dates

Fusion‘s new eight-part docuseries “Food Exposed with Nelufar Hedayat” will premiere March 27 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt. Nicole Richie, James Cromwell and Jordana Brewster are featured on the show, which will investigate the truth behind food and water around the world. Watch the trailer below.

The CW special “Tough Mudder: Tougher Together,” which focuses on three teams competing in the
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‘LA to Vegas’ Picked Up for Three Additional Episodes at Fox

‘LA to Vegas’ Picked Up for Three Additional Episodes at Fox
LA to Vegas” has scored an order for three additional episodes, Variety has confirmed.

The order brings the show’s freshman season episode count to 15. The series debuted just last week, with the premiere drawing a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.8 million viewers. In Live+3, it rose to a 1.5 and 5.6 million viewers.

The series follows the crew and passengers of Jackpot Airlines, which travels back and forth between Los Angeles and Las Vegas every weekend.

It stars Kim Matula, Ed Weeks, Nathan Lee Graham and Olivia Macklin, along with Peter Stormare and Dylan McDermott.
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Taraji P. Henson Plays an Assassin in First Full Trailer for 'Proud Mary'

"You a cop?" "Not exactly." Screen Gems has unveiled the first official trailer for a film titled Proud Mary, starring the always awesome Taraji P. Henson as an assassin. This is slated for release in early January, which is never a good sign, but I'm hopeful for something entertaining. We don't know much about this, except that Henson meets a young boy on a hit gone wrong and she decides to watch over him. The full cast includes Neal McDonough, Danny Glover, Xander Berkeley, Billy Brown, Margaret Avery, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, and Owen Burke. This is a very fun, clever trailer, without much dialogue in it (yet), relying entirely on the music, visuals, and some kick ass action. Damn! I'm looking forward to this already. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Babak Najafi's Proud Mary, originally from Buzzfeed: In the film, Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson is Mary,
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How Did Johnny Depp Agree to Play Donald Trump in Viral Hit The Art of the Deal?

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How Did Johnny Depp Agree to Play Donald Trump in Viral Hit The Art of the Deal?
Johnny Depp is this week's surprise Internet sensation. The award-winning actor was revealed as the star of Funny or Die's fake Donald Trump biopic, The Art of the Deal: the Movie. The surprise factor is that no one knew anything about the film or Depp's involvement until it dropped online this week. So how did it happen? Funny or Die co-founder and Oscar nominated director Adam Mckay revealed that it is a case of the right idea, the right time, and the right person. "That was a meeting I had with Johnny and his agent Tracy and Owen Burke, who
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How Did Johnny Depp Agree to Play Donald Trump in Viral Hit The Art of the Deal?

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How Did Johnny Depp Agree to Play Donald Trump in Viral Hit The Art of the Deal?
Johnny Depp is this week's surprise Internet sensation. The award-winning actor was revealed as the star of Funny or Die's fake Donald Trump biopic, The Art of the Deal: the Movie. The surprise factor is that no one knew anything about the film or Depp's involvement until it dropped online this week. So how did it happen? Funny or Die co-founder and Oscar nominated director Adam Mckay revealed that it is a case of the right idea, the right time, and the right person. "That was a meeting I had with Johnny and his agent Tracy and Owen Burke, who
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Watch Johnny Depp Star in Funny or Die's Donald Trump Biopic

Watch Johnny Depp Star in Funny or Die's Donald Trump Biopic
Donald Trump woke up to more than just a win in the New Hampshire primary Wednesday: Funny or Die have unleashed their 50-minute film The Art of the Deal: The Movie, a faux-biopic centered around the mogul's best-selling business book starring Johnny Depp in the role of Trump.

"Thought to be lost in the Cybill Shepherd blouse fire of '89, The Art of the Deal was a TV movie based on the best-selling Donald Trump autobiography of the same name. In fact, it was written, directed and starred Donald Trump himself,
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Domestic Weekend Box Office Expectations: Depp Gangster to Trail 'Scorch Trials'

'Maze Runner 2: The Scorch Trials' with Dylan O'Brien. 'Maze Runner 2' to beat Johnny Depp 'Black Mass' The 20th Century Fox release Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, the sequel to the 2014 hit The Maze Runner, and Warner Bros.' Johnny Depp star vehicle Black Mass will be battling it out at the North American box office this coming weekend, Sept. 18-20, the last (astronomical) summer weekend of 2015. According to Variety, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials will “likely” end up at the top of the U.S. and Canada box office chart. In fact, more than just “likely,” in case tracking is on target. Including Thursday evening shows, Maze Runner 2 is expected to collect somewhere around $35 million from 3,790 sites, while Black Mass should take in $22 million or so from 3,188 theaters. 'Maze Runner 2' vs. 'The Maze Runner' Maze Runner 2 will then open only about 10 percent ahead of the original,
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Funny Or Die Promotes Chris Bruss, Hires Gary Sanchez’ Owen Burke

Funny Or Die is expanding its content creation operation, announcing this morning that exec Chris Bruss has received a promotion to President of Digital Content, while Gary Sanchez Creative Director Owen Burke has been hired as the company’s first-ever Editor in Chief of Content. Bruss joined Funny or Die in 2009, serving as Vice President of Branded Entertainment and President of Gifted Youth, Funny Or Die's commercial production and creative services company. Over his…
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Funny Or Die Hires Gary Sanchez’s Owen Burke as First Editor-in-Chief, Promotes Chris Bruss to Digital President

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Funny Or Die has promoted Chris Bruss to president of Digital Content and hired Gary Sanchez creative executive Owen Burke as the company’s first editor-in-chief of content. “As Funny Or Die continues to expand our digital content in all forms on all platforms, I am incredibly excited to have two so talented people to run it on a daily basis,” said Funny Or Die CEO Dick Glover. “Chris is a great executive who has successfully led our Branded Entertainment division since inception.” “Owen was born to be the day-to-day creative head of Fod. He’s collaborative, smart, and most of all,
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Interviewer: 'Gracepoint' co-star Kevin Zegers on opening the door to suspicion

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Interviewer: 'Gracepoint' co-star Kevin Zegers on opening the door to suspicion
Victoria, BC. The fifth episode of "Gracepoint," the one airing on Fox this Thursday (October 30) night, features an absolutely dynamic scene between Kevin Zegers and Nick Nolte, exactly the kind of superb acting that's capable of carrying "Gracepoint" even if it remains a nearly beat-for-beat copy of "Broadchurch." [Two more episodes of similarity before, as promised, things deviate in Episode 7.] Of course, I didn't necessarily know about the scene or when it would fit into the "Gracepoint" order when I sat down with Zegers in May in a leaky tent next to the British Columbia beach being used to shoot promotional images. Instead, we talked about the approach Zegers was taking to his character, fledgling journalist Owen Burke, that would make him different from his "Broadchurch" equivalent." Specifically, Zegers emphasized his willingness to play Owen as a possible suspect in the murder of Danny Solano, making him at least a plausible killer, if not a likely suspect. When I met with Zegers
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Fox fall schedule revealed: 'Gotham' on Mondays

Fox fall schedule revealed: 'Gotham' on Mondays
Less animation, plenty of reality, and another two-hour comedy block reduced — those are some of the quick take-aways from Fox’s 2014 fall schedule announcement.

First up: On Mondays, the network will launch perhaps fall’s most-anticipated new drama, the Batman prequel series Gotham at 8 p.m. followed by the sophomore return of Sleepy Hollow at 9 p.m. Fox has ordered 16 episodes of Gotham and 18 episodes of Sleepy Hollow. On Tuesdays, ambitious new reality show Utopia, in which contestants try to build a perfect society over the course of a year, will open for New Girl and The Mindy Project (which
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Casting: Cameron, Goss, Liotta, Zegers

The Descendants

Dove Cameron ("Liv and Maddie," "Shameless") is set to play Mal, the daughter of "Sleeping Beauty" villain Maleficent, in the Disney Channel original live-action movie "The Descendants". Filming begins next spring.

The story introduces the teen offspring of Disney's greatest animated villains. The children, though, are beginning to question the family business. [Source: The Wrap]

Awol 72

Luke Goss ("Hellboy: The Golden Army") has been cast as Marine Conrad Miller, an Awol soldier in possession of secret government information, in Christian Sesma's action-thriller "Awol 72" for Triumphant Pictures.

Bokeem Woodbine is also onboard as a highly-paid assassin on Miller’s trail, and RZA plays an Lapd detective. Filming begins in Los Angeles early next year. [Source: Deadline]

Alone

Ray Liotta, Mark Kassen ("Puncture") and "Game of Thrones" actress Sophie Turner are set to star in Matthew Coppola's indie drama "Alone". Filming begins next month in New York.

Kassen plays a 35-year-old veteran battling
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Kevin Zegers Joins ‘Gracepoint’

Kevin Zegers is set to join the cast of Gracepoint, the Us remake of the ITV’s Broadchurch.

Zegers, best known for his roles in Gossip Girl and Dawn Of The Dead, will join David Tennant, Jacki Weaver and Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn in the series playing the role of local reporter Owen Burke. He is described as being a “handsome, clever and extremely laid back” reporter who gets himself and his aunt Ellie (Gunn) into trouble when a local murder brings a big journalist to town.

The announcement of Gracepoint comes along just months after the first series of Broadchurch finished airing. So far, Tennant is the only actor confirmed to star in both the UK and Us versions.

Gracepoint is set to start filming in Vancover Island in January, and being geared up for a 2014-2015 season release in the Us.

Source: TVLine

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Kevin Zegers Joins Fox’s ‘Gracepoint,’ Amy Gumenick Added To AMC’s ‘Turn’

Kevin Zegers (Transamerica) is set to co-star in Fox‘s event series Gracepoint, a U.S. remake of the UK’s Broadchurch. The project, from Shine America and Kudos, centers on Detective Emmett Carver (David Tennant), the lead male investigator on the case of a shocking murder of 11-year-old Danny that puts a small town under scrutiny. Zegers, repped by ICM Partners, Station 3 and Hansen Jacobsen, will play Owen Burke, a handsome, clever and extremely laid back young reporter on the local town newspaper. With the arrival of a big city journalist, his dormant ambitions are awakened – getting both himself and his aunt Ellie (Anna Gunn) in big trouble. Amy Gumenick is set to recur on AMC’s upcoming period drama series Turn. Set in the summer of 1778, it centers on farmer Abe Woodhull who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely
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Gossip Girl Vet Kevin Zegers Joins Cast of Fox's Upcoming Broadchurch Remake

Gossip Girl Vet Kevin Zegers Joins Cast of Fox's Upcoming Broadchurch Remake
One of the most high-profile entries of the 2014-2015 broadcast season continues to take shape.

Kevin Zegers (Gossip Girl) has joined the cast of Fox’s Gracepoint — a remake of the British sensation Broadchurch — in the series regular role of local reporter Owen Burke.

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Zegers joins a previously announced cast that includes Doctor Who‘s David Tennant (who also headlined Broadchurch), Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook).

Zegers’ character is described as “a handsome, clever and extremely laid
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Mondo Announces Ben Affleck Poster Series with Argo, The Town and Gone Baby Gone

Mondo Announces Ben Affleck Poster Series with Argo, The Town and Gone Baby Gone
Mondo unveils a new poster series centered around a trio of films from Ben Affleck. Collaborating with a variety of artists, Mondo has produced three moody pieces of artwork to capture Ben Affleck's impressive directorial accomplishments for Argo, The Town and Gone Baby Gone.

Argo

Artist: Matthew Woodson

Size: 24 x 36

Edition Size: 290

Price: $45

The Town

Artist: Daniel Danger

Size: 24 x 36

Edition Size: 390 regular, 160 variant

Price: $45 regular, $70 variant

Gone Baby Gone

Artist: Adam Simpson

Size: 24 x 36

Edition Size: 235

Price: $45

Ben Affleck stated,

"I've always loved Mondo and their passion for film, as well as their talented stable of artists. I was initially drawn by their ability to offer a unique perspective on so many beloved films and am thrilled to see my films become the newest additions to their work."

The poster series will be released on Monday, December 9. For the exact sale time please follow @MondoNews on Twitter:

Argo was released October 12th,
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Comedy Central Orders Pilot For New York Public Access Staple ‘The Chris Gethard Show’ From Funny Or Die, Zach Galifianakis

Exclusive: This is the dream of every public access show: New York’s cult weekly program The Chris Gethard Show will be making the leap from the local Manhattan Neighborhood Network to Comedy Central. The cable network has ordered a pilot for Tcgs, a live, interactive call-in show with roots at the Ucb Theater NY, which blends talk, variety and game elements. It will be produced by Funny Or Die, looking to repeat the success it’s had with another Comedy Central talk show, new late-night entry @midnight, which was just picked up for 40 weeks. Brillstein Entertainment Partners is co-producing, with Gethard and Zach Galifianakis exec producing alongside Funny Or Die’s Will Ferrell, Owen Burke, Adam McKay and Mike Farah as well as Brillstein’s Brian Stern. Tcgs, whose episodes often are based on original bits, has featured such guests as Galifianakis, Sean Combs, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, John Mulaney,
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Mark Gordon Co. & Gary Sanchez Sell Comedies To NBC

NBC has put in development Fifth Wheel, a comedy from ABC Studios and studio-based The Mark Gordon Co. The project was written on spec by Heidi Niedermeyer & Elena Crevello, best known for their viral video S**t People In L.A. Say (you can see it below). It a twentysomething ensemble show about a girl learning to deal with being the only single person in her group of friends. Gordon and Andrea Shay executive produce. Fifth Wheel joins six other sales for the Mark Gordon Co. this season — dramas with writers Aaron Stockard, Tom Donaghy, Dean Georgaris and Kathryn Price & Nichole Millard at ABC, and comedies at ABC and Fox. How To Be A Gentleman creator/star David Hornsby is behind an untitled NBC comedy project from Universal TV and studio-based Gary Sanchez. Written by Hornsby, it takes a look at the world of Nasa in the 1960s. Hornsby is
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NBC Orders Pilots From Will Ferrell, The Office's Greg Daniels

NBC has ordered three comedy pilots, including ones from Will Ferrell and The Office showrunner Greg Daniels.

Assistance is about a working girl assistant pulled between her colleague, who is also her fiancé, and her crazy, demanding boss. Ferrell will executive-produce along with Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Owen Burke and Leslye Headland, who will also write the pilot.

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