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

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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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Mark Ruffalo to Play Twin Brothers (!!) in HBO's I Know This Much Is True

Mark Ruffalo to Play Twin Brothers (!!) in HBO's I Know This Much Is True
Get ready to see double the Mark Ruffalo on your TV screen: The actor has signed on to star as twin brothers in the upcoming HBO miniseries I Know This Much Is True, TVLine has learned.

Based on the bestselling novel by Wally Lamb, I Know This Much Is True is “a family saga that follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness,” according to HBO’s official description, “set against the backdrop of 20th-century America.” Ruffalo will star as twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, and will serve as an
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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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CBS Picks Up ‘God Friended Me,’ ‘The Neighborhood’ and ‘Magnum Pi’ for Full Seasons

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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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Showtime Names Adam Townsend Its New CFO

Showtime has named Adam Townsend as executive VP and CFO. He replaces Christina Spade, who on Thursday was named to the same role at CBS Corp.

Townsend will be responsible for all financial matters relating to Showtime Networks’ businesses, including oversight of finance, strategy and information systems for the network’s divisions.

“As the media landscape continues to evolve, we are very fortunate to have a strategic and results-driven executive like Adam join our senior management team,” said David Nevins, who himself added a new role as Showime’s chairman to go along with his CEO title. Nevins is also taking on a larger role within parent company CBS Corp, as chief creative officer.

Also Read: CBS Names Showtime's David Nevins as Chief Creative Officer

Nevins continued: “With his extensive financial experience and deep knowledge and understanding of our industry – not to mention his impressive leadership and collaborative nature that
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Matthew Broderick to Star in Netflix’s High School Apocalypse Dramedy ‘Daybreak’

Matthew Broderick to Star in Netflix’s High School Apocalypse Dramedy ‘Daybreak’
Matthew Broderick will star in Netflix’s high school apocalypse dramedy, “Daybreak.”

The 10-episode series, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Brian Ralph, revolves around 17-year-old high school outcast Josh as he searches for his missing girlfriend, Sam, in postapocalyptic Glendale, Calif.

Joined by a ragtag group of misfits including a pyromaniac 12-year-old Angelica and Josh’s former high school bully Wesley, now turned pacifist samurai, Josh tries to stay alive among the horde of “Mad Max”-style gangs, zombie-like creatures called Ghoulies, and everything else this brave new world throws at him.

Also Read: How 'Daredevil' Pulled Off That 11-Minute Prison Breakout Scene in One Shot

In a reversal from his “Ferris Bueller” days, Broderick will play Principal Burr.

Netflix describes Burr as “the cheerful, upbeat principal of Glendale High, Burr knows the name of every kid in school and their favorite character to play in Overwatch.
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‘Halloween’ to Make a Killing With Opening Weekend in Mid-$70 Millions

‘Halloween’ to Make a Killing With Opening Weekend in Mid-$70 Millions
Jamie Lee Curtis’ “Halloween” is looking to slice up an opening weekend of as high as $75 million at 3,928 North American locations, early estimates showed Friday.

Universal’s R-rated slasher film is on its way to posting the second-highest October launch of all time, bested only by the $80 million opening of Tom Hardy’s “Venom” on Oct. 5-7. Anticipation is high among moviegoers for “Halloween,” with Curtis returning as Laurie Strode facing off against serial killer Michael Myers. Thursday night previews showed plenty of power with $7.7 million.

Friday’s mid-day estimates for “Halloween” — some of which were above $75 million — came in over the top end of this week’s expectations. Universal had been cautiously forecasting a $50 million bow, while some analysts had projected a $70 million launch. “Halloween” is also opening in 21 international territories this weekend.

“Halloween” will obliterate the franchise record opening of $26 million set by the 2007 Rob Zombie reboot. It
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Bella Thorne Says Freeform Called Her ‘Ugly’ While Filming ‘Famous in Love’

Bella Thorne Says Freeform Called Her ‘Ugly’ While Filming ‘Famous in Love’
Former “Famous in Love” star Bella Thorne has accused Freeform executives of calling her “ugly” while she was filming the now-canceled drama.

“One issue is when you have a girl, a young girl who is on your show, you can’t tell her that she’s ugly or she’s fat or she’s this or she’s that because that’s going to make her feel bad,” Thorne said in a Los Angeles Times profile published on Thursday.

When pressed on who made the comments, Thorne replied, “The network … In e-mails, and there was another thing that was in front of everyone on set,” referencing the aforementioned on-set incident.

Freeform did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment on Friday and declined to comment for the L.A. Times article.

Also Read: 'Marvel's Cloak & Dagger' Renewed for Season 2 at Freeform

“After [the on-set incident] the cast was texting me,
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Revisiting Hours: ‘Lost in America,’ The Great American Economic Horror Movie

Every Friday, we’re recommending an older movie that’s available to stream or download and worth seeing again through the lens of our current moment. We’re calling the series “Revisiting Hours” — consider this Rolling Stone’s unofficial film club. This week: Matt Zoller Seitz on Albert Brooks’ 1985 livin’-in-the-usa comedy of Lost in America.

You might expect to see a timeless portrait of American greed, class resentment and cluelessness about money in right in the middle of a two-term Reagan era. You may not have expected it to come from Albert Brooks.
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‘The Talk’ Co-Host Eve Says Julie Chen’s Exit Was ‘Extremely Hard’

Following the ousting of CBS chairman-ceo Leslie Moonves over sexual misconduct allegations, his wife Julie Chen announced her exit as co-host from the network’s daytime show “The Talk” in September. Her former co-host, rapper Eve, told Variety that it has been “extremely hard” without Chen.

“It was extremely hard, because of the things that we talk about,” Eve told Marc Malkin Thursday night at amfAR Gala in Los Angeles. “We’re very honest women on that show. And especially for me, being my first year, was like, ‘Really guys?’ I really have grown to care for Julie and I consider her a friend now.
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