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Matthew Broderick Cast as Aunt Jackie’s Love Interest on ‘The Conners’

Matthew Broderick Cast as Aunt Jackie’s Love Interest on ‘The Conners’
Aunt Jackie is in the mood for romance!

Matthew Broderick has been cast as Peter, a new love interest for Laurie Metcalf’s character, on “The Conners,” an ABC spokesperson told TheWrap on Friday. The actor will be making his debut on the “Roseanne” spinoff during the Halloween episode, which airs Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

But before Broderick comes to Lanford, another big guest star will be stopping by, and he’s bringing by a romantic partner too. Yes, Tuesday’s episode, titled “Tangled Up in Blue,” will see the previously-announced return of Johnny Galecki, Darlene’s (Sara Gilbert’s) ex David, who is coming back with new girlfriend Blue (Juliette Lewis).

Justin Long will also recur as Darlene’s new beau, so, drama, drama, drama afoot for the whole Conners family.
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A Very Happy ‘Halloween’: Thursday Night Previews At $7.7M

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A Very Happy ‘Halloween’: Thursday Night Previews At $7.7M
Friday AM Update after Thursday night Exclusive: Universal is calling Miramax/Blumhouse’s Halloween at $7.7M in Thursday night previews which began at 7PM, at 3,200 venues, still a fantastic result for a horror pic even though our estimates overshot. Last night’s take bests The Nun‘s $5.4M preview and it’s just under the $8M of Paranormal Activity 3‘s midnight previews. Given the funky, front-loaded nature of horror movies –they don’t exactly leg out like superhero ones– makes this a tricky one to peg in regards to how high it will go. Already we were hearing that advance ticket sales today are enormous, and that’s after last night’s show. We heard there were presales in certain multiplexes that are beating It‘s sales. Already, Fandango reported that Halloween is the best horror pre-seller of the year, well ahead of The Nun.

Should Halloween follow a
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Release Pushed Back 9 Months to Summer 2020

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Release Pushed Back 9 Months to Summer 2020
Disney has moved “Jungle Cruise,” the Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt starring vehicle, back nine months to July 24, 2020.

Disney also unset an untitled Marvel movie that was previously set for one weekend after “Jungle Cruise’s” new date on July 31, 2020. “Jungle Cruise” was previously dated for October of 2019.

Dwayne Johnson also tweeted the announcement for the film’s new date, promising an “adventure of a lifetime.”

It’s Official – July 24th, 2020.

Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages.

My partner in crime, Emily Blunt and I, lovingly invite you to join us for The Adventure Of A Lifetime.

All aboard…????@DisneyStudios Jungle Cruise

???? ????????❤️???? pic.twitter.com/DNTnqSb3QD

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 19, 2018

Jaume Collet-Serra (“The Shallows”) is directing the film based on the Disney World ride, which takes guests on a tour of the rivers,
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"Curb Your Enthusiasm" Season 10 Finally Begins Production

Well this is prettay, prettay, prettay good news: Filming has finally begun on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" Season 10.

HBO confirmed to TheWrap production started Friday, 10 months after the premium cable network announced the Larry David-led series had been renewed. No plot details or premiere date was given for the return of the "Seinfeld" co-creator’s neuroses-laced program.

David’s comedy was renewed for a tenth season by HBO last December, with production set to begin in spring 2018 and a yet-to-be-determined debut date yet given. Obviously, something stalled filming for a bit, but hopefully that doesn’t mean you’ll be waiting six years for another season of "Curb" again.
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‘All About the Washingtons’ Canceled by Netflix

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‘All About the Washingtons’ Canceled by Netflix
Netflix has canceled “All About the Washingtons.”

The scripted comedy starred Joseph Simmons — Rev. Run of Run-D.M.C. — and real-life wife Justine Simmons playing fictionalized versions of themselves raising a family of four kids. After Joey decides to retire from a long career as hip-hop royalty, his wife Justine takes advantage of the opportunity to pursue a career of her own now that Joey is available to focus on raising the kids and keeping the house in order. The couple’s kids are portrayed by rising stars Kiana Ledé, Nathan Anderson, Leah Rose Randall and Maceo Smedley.

All About the Washingtons,” the first season of which premiered Aug. 10, was originally developed by ABC Studios and Amblin Television for the ABC television network. ABC passed on the show, which went on to land a series order from Netflix. Executive producers on the series were Joseph Simmons, Justine Simmons, Michael Lehman, Darryl Frank,
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AMC’s Charlie Collier to Become Entertainment CEO of ‘New Fox’

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AMC’s Charlie Collier will run entertainment for “New Fox” following the close of 21st Century Fox’s sale of film and TV assets to Disney.

Collier’s title will be CEO of entertainment. He had previously served as President and General Manager for AMC Networks. Gary Newman and Dana Walden had run entertainment for Fox. Walden, along with Peter Rice are moving over to Disney to lead Disney-ABC’s TV networks and studio.

“Charlie Collier is a stellar executive and leader. This is a great opportunity for him and we know he will make an enormous contribution to this new venture.,” said Ed Carroll, Chief Operating Officer of AMC Networks. “We will miss him and are so thankful for his many achievements here over the past decade, helping to build AMC into a powerful brand and force in original programming, and to build AMC Studios into a robust
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‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Director Says DGA ‘Completely Erased’ Her Partner’s Contributions

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‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Director Says DGA ‘Completely Erased’ Her Partner’s Contributions
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” writer Audrey Wauchope says her partner Rachel Specter will not be credited on their directorial debut due to a DGA bias against female directing teams.

“My #FemaleFilmmakerFriday goes out to my co-Director on tonight’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend episode @RachelSpecter. Rachel and I are a lifelong writing/directing team but due to a decision by the DGA which completely erases her from our work, she’s not credited on tonight’s episode,” Wauchope wrote on Twitter on Friday.

According to Director’s Guild rules, only one director can be credited on a project, with “few exceptions” made for “bona fide teams,” which a post on the DGA website defines as teams who “learned how to direct together, by actually doing it, and have, therefore, demonstrated that they perform the director’s duties as if they were actually one director.”

Also Read: 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Co-Creator Talks Season 4 Premiere and Rebecca's
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Charlie Collier Named Fox Entertainment CEO; Gary Newman Exits

Gary Newman will exit his role at Fox Television Group as longtime AMC exec Charlie Collier prepares to take over as head of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting.

Collier has been named CEO of entertainment for Fox, Fox chief executive Lachlan Murdoch announced Friday in a company-wide memo. The surprise move puts an abrupt cap on Newman’s decades-long career at Fox, where he worked with counterpart Dana Walden to turn 20th Century Fox Television into arguably the most successful studio in television and more recently ran the network with Walden. It also moves Collier, who will report to Murdoch, from AMC Networks,
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TV News Roundup: Showtime Drops Official Trailer for ‘Black Monday’

In today’s TV News roundup, Showtime dropped a new trailer for its upcoming comedy “Black Monday” and Facebook Watch released a new clip from the second season of “Red Table Talk.”

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Netflix will release “Motown Magic” on Nov. 20. The children’s series inspired by the iconic music of Motown will feature original characters in a fantastical world from Josh Wakely. The show will feature 52 newly-recorded versions of songs first made famous by artists including Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gay, the Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, the Supremes, the Temptations and Stevie Wonder. Some of the contemporary artists who will be featured
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Peter Bogdanovich Says It Only Took ‘One Good Idea’ to Make His Buster Keaton Doc ‘The Great Buster’

Peter Bogdanovich Says It Only Took ‘One Good Idea’ to Make His Buster Keaton Doc ‘The Great Buster’
Almost half a century after he made a documentary about director John Ford, Peter Bodganovich is back with his second look at a classic filmmaker. “The Great Buster: A Celebration,” in which the director of “The Last Picture Show” and “What’s Up, Doc?” follows the life and career of pioneering silent comic and peerless stuntman Buster Keaton, opens on Friday at the Nuart in Los Angeles.

Featuring abundant Keaton footage, from the classic boulder chase in “Seven Chances” to television commercials he made near the end of his life, “The Great Buster” also finds Bogdanovich talking about Keaton with a potpourri of fans that includes Quentin Tarantino, Mel Brooks, Werner Herzog and Johnny Knoxville.

The film is structured chronologically, with one big exception: When it gets to 1923, when Keaton began a string of 10 landmark features that included “The General” and “Steamboat Bill, Jr.,” it jumps forward six years and
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Gael Garcia Bernal’s ‘Chicuarotes’ Picked up by Cinepolis Distribution

Cinepolis Distribution, the distribution arm of Mexican exhibition giant Cinepolis, has picked up all Latin American rights to “Chicuarotes,” the second feature helmed by award-winning multi hyphenate Gael Garcia Bernal.

The film, described as a dark comedy, is produced by Garcia Bernal via his new shingle with partner Diego Luna, La Corriente del Golfo, along with Marta Núñez Puerto of Cinematográfica Amaranto.

Thomas Benski for Pulse Films and Isaac Lee for Televisa Alternative Originals (Tao) serve as co-producers. (Lee has since left his position as chief content officer of Televisa-Univision to start his own company, Exile Content)

Penned by Augusto Mendoza who also wrote Luna’s “Mr. Pig and “Abel,” “Chicuarotes” tracks two teens from Mexico City who, in their desperation to improve their lives, end up entangled in the criminal underworld.

The film stars Benny Emmanuel, Leidi Gutiérrez, Dolores Heredia and Daniel Giménez Cacho, along with a cast of non-professional actors.
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‘God Friended Me,’ ‘The Neighborhood,’ ‘Magnum P.I.’ Land Full-Season Orders From CBS

CBS has picked up “God Friended Me,” “The Neighborhood,” “Magnum P.I.” for full seasons.

God Friended Me” is averaging more than 10 million viewers per episode. The single-camera comedy stars Brandon Micheal Hall, Violett Beane, Suraj Sharma, Javicia Leslie and Joe Morton. Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Marcos Siega are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.

Magnum P.I.” reaches more than nine million viewers each week. The drama series stars Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Tim Kang and Amy Hill. Peter Lenkov, Eric Guggenheim, Justin Lin, John Davis, John Fox and Danielle Woodrow are
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CBS Picks Up ‘God Friended Me,’ ‘The Neighborhood’ and ‘Magnum Pi’ for Full Seasons

CBS handed out a trio of full season pickups on Friday, ordering more episodes of “God Friended Me,” “Magnum Pi” and “The Neighborhood.”

The three are the latest freshman series to get the full season pickups from their broadcast networks, following “Station 19” (ABC) and “The Cool Kids” (Fox) on Friday. ABC’s “Single Parents,” CBS’s Dick Wolf procedural “FBI” and the NBC medical drama “New Amsterdam” also have been ordered for full seasons. NBC’s high-concept “Manifest” was picked up for a total of 16 episodes on Thursday.

Also Read: 'The Cool Kids' Gets Full-Season Order at Fox

God Friended Me” averaged more than 10 million viewers on Sunday nights, despite airing opposite “Sunday Night Football” on NBC. The series follows Miles Finer (Brandon Michael Hall), an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from “God” and unwittingly
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‘Halloween’ Director David Gordon Green on How He Pulled Off Michael Myers’ One-Shot Murder Scene

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‘Halloween’ Director David Gordon Green on How He Pulled Off Michael Myers’ One-Shot Murder Scene
(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you haven’t seen the new “Halloween” movie yet.)

Michael Myers is back to wreak havoc in “Halloween,” and perhaps one of the scariest scenes is when Michael goes from house to house on trick-or-treat night leaving a trail of dead bodies in various houses along a suburban street — all in one long horrifying shot.

“We were prepared to fail,” director David Gordon Green told TheWrap about the scene. “We had all these exit strategies: He could exit here, we could seam two shots here, or put a clever wipe there.”

The logistical challenge was so great that the crew spent extra time to prepare. “We spent half a day with camera operators talking through it,” Green said. “When we got to the day and all the background is running around, I didn’t want to be scientifically concerned with the precision of
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Review: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ ‘Mid90s’ Soundtrack

Review: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ ‘Mid90s’ Soundtrack
In the mid Nineties, Trent Reznor was rock’s preeminent enfant terrible – a figure in black (with black fingernails) who covered himself in mud, sang “I wanna fuck you like an animal” and midwifed Marilyn Manson into the world. A quarter of a century later, he’s an Oscar-winning film composer and a dad (and he’s still a threatening, vibrant force of nature when he gets onstage). The score he composed for Jonah Hill’s Mid90s movie with fellow Nine Inch Nail Atticus Ross couldn’t be farther
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‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Re-Creates Iconic ‘Seinfeld’ Scene and It’s Spectacular (Video)

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‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Re-Creates Iconic ‘Seinfeld’ Scene and It’s Spectacular (Video)
Seinfeld” fans were in for a treat during this week’s episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

The episode put a “Sunny” spin on the traditional sitcom clip show format when the gang was left with nothing to do while their phones updates. So they reminisced about the good ol’ days. Wednesday’s episode flashed to a scene that’s a near-perfect re-creation of an iconic sequence in the “Seinfeld” episode “The Contest.” (That’s the one where they bet on who can go the longest without masturbating).

In the gang’s version of the memory — which Dennis points out is not actually their memory — Dee is Elaine, Frank is George, Dennis and Mac are Jerry, and Charlie is Kramer (who is — 26-year-old spoiler! — the first to cave in their competition).

Also Read: The One Thing Danny DeVito Won't Do on 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'

One very
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Film Review: ‘Galveston’

Film Review: ‘Galveston’
Let’s say you come across gritty desperadoes-on-the-run thriller “Galveston,” maybe flipping channels or because you decided to take a gamble and buy the Ben Foster-Elle Fanning drama on-demand. Watching the tough, Gulf of Mexico road movie unfold — burning slow and even from Louisiana to its title Texas destination like a lit cigarette in a dead man’s hand — you’d never guess who directed it.

Adapted from a novel by “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto, the movie is a muscular slice of Southern noir, fashioned in the mode of such downbeat ’70s crime classics as “Night Moves” and “The Drowning Pool,” where characters you like wind up dead, and evil isn’t necessarily punished in the end. That’s a style that has appealed to the manliest of male directors over the years, and one whose regional authenticity tends to rely on native-born filmmakers, so it may
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See Morgan Evans’ Loop-Savvy ‘Kiss Somebody’ on ‘Today’

See Morgan Evans’ Loop-Savvy ‘Kiss Somebody’ on ‘Today’
Morgan Evans needed only an acoustic guitar, a microphone and his trusty loop pedal for his debut on NBC’s Today show, where he performed his hit “Kiss Somebody.”

The Australian country singer gives one of his signature performances, building his track on the fly, one part at a time. He begins by tapping out a rudimentary drum pattern, adding cymbal sounds with his mouth, then layering rhythmic strums, a bass line and melodic fills with his guitar before singing the first word. He changes things up once he starts the first verse,
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Jonah Hill Gets Real About His Fluctuating Weight: People Said ‘I Was Fat and Gross’ (Video)

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Jonah Hill Gets Real About His Fluctuating Weight: People Said ‘I Was Fat and Gross’ (Video)
During a chat on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Jonah Hill openly discussed his fluctuating weight and how it has inspired him to seek messages of community and acceptance in his directorial debut, “Mid90s. “

In the interview with DeGeneres, Hill shared a magazine he created to compliment his coming-of-age film. In the magazine he reflects on his past self as being “this 14 year old kid, being overweight wanting to fit in with these skaters and hip hop kids… not understanding (his) own worth.”

Hill read from his magazine: “I became famous in my late teens and then spent most of my young adult life listening to people say that I was fat and gross and unattractive.”

Also Read: 'Mid90s' Film Review: Jonah Hill Scores Solid Directorial Debut With Coming-of-Age Indie

Hill said it was only in writing and directing “Mid90s” that made him begin to realize “how much
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CNN Reporter Cuts Broadcast After Being Hit With Tear Gas: ‘I Gotta Get to Safety’ (Video)

CNN reporter Bill Weir was hit with tear gas and forced to cut a CNN broadcast short while reporting from a manic scene at the Mexico-Honduras border.

Reporting via a grainy audio feed to a mostly silent anchor, Ana Cabrera, Weir appeared strained at times seemingly pressing up against the crowds when a tear gas canister exploded mere feet from him, he reported.

“Tear gas. Tear gas. The canister landed literally two feet from me,” he said. “I got to get to safety.”

Also Read: Wilson Fisk Gives a Very Trump-esque Speech in 'Daredevil' Season 3

“No, no, no, no, don’t throw rocks,” he added shortly before fleeing to safety.

“The policemen are forcing the gates back after firing either smoke canisters, I didn’t smell tear gas. But an incredibly frightening scene to be in the middle of this scrum of people,” he said moments before, describing
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