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‘Insecure’ Actor Kendrick Sampson Hit by Rubber Bullets at Los Angeles Protest

‘Insecure’ Actor Kendrick Sampson Hit by Rubber Bullets at Los Angeles Protest
Insecure” actor Kendrick Sampson was hit by police’s rubber bullets while protesting George Floyd’s death in Los Angeles on Saturday.

While the actor went live on his Instagram account to show his view of events, he could be seen on a CNN broadcast simultaneously, with viewers watching Sampson get hit by a police baton on TV.

You’ll see Kendrick Sampson in Black, on the front lines being hit repeatedly by a cop with a baton pic.twitter.com/Iq8SbB6v76

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On his Instagram live video, he said
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U.K. Industry Confirms Covid-19 Guidelines for Film & High-End TV, Giving Greenlight for Production

U.K. Industry Confirms Covid-19 Guidelines for Film & High-End TV, Giving Greenlight for Production
The U.K. film and high-end TV sector has moved a step closer to restarting with the publication of government-endorsed guidelines for working safely during the Covid-19 pandemic (access the documents below).

The U.K.’s visual effects and post-production sectors have also published their Covid-19 guidance. The confirmation of all guidelines technically allows production to resume, although the road ahead remains complex due to insurance considerations. As revealed by Variety, proposals for a government-backed insurance plan have now been submitted to government, and include a multimillion-pound fund.

The firmed-up production guidelines — a 44-page document titled ‘Working Safely During Covid-19 in Film and High-End TV Drama Production’ — come after weeks of industry consultations. They were led by the British Film Commission, and produced as part of a wider Covid-19 task force spearheaded by the British Film Institute.

The Bfc described the consultation process as “possibly the most comprehensive conducted on
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The Best Movies and TV Shows to Watch on Netflix in June

The Best Movies and TV Shows to Watch on Netflix in June
Netflix is adding some great titles in June 2020, both Netflix Originals and licensed content, so there's no shortage of worthwhile stuff to watch on the streaming service this month. Highlights among Netflix's movie and TV offerings in June include the return of all-time great movie The Silence of

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What to Watch on TV This Week: ’13 Reasons Why’ and ‘Dirty John’

What to Watch on TV This Week: ’13 Reasons Why’ and ‘Dirty John’
Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. As many across the country continue to practice self-isolation due to coronavirus, why not while away a few hours on some of the shows below?

This week, the final season of “13 Reasons Why” drops on Netflix, and season 2 of “Dirty John” premieres on USA.

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Fuller House” comes to an end this
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Agt Sneak Peek: The Judges Love This Romantically Challenged Comedian

Agt Sneak Peek: The Judges Love This Romantically Challenged Comedian
Comedians tend to fare pretty well on America’s Got Talent, but we’ll let you decide whether this Season 15 hopeful has what it takes to become the next Preacher Lawson.

TVLine has an exclusive sneak peek of Tuesday’s Agt (NBC, 8/7c), which introduces the viewers to Los Angeles-based funnyman Usama Siddiquee. By employing the time-honored combination of self-deprecation and oversharing, Siddiquee has all four judges in stitches — including Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell, both of whom are notoriously difficult to impress, albeit for very different reasons.

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Hallmark Channel Star Kristoffer Polaha to Pen Book Series (Exclusive)

Hallmark Channel Star Kristoffer Polaha to Pen Book Series (Exclusive)
Kristoffer Polaha has entered into a deal with Rosewind Books to co-author a series of romance novels, Variety has learned exclusively.

The first in the series, entitled “Moments Like This,” is set in Hawaii and centers on a young woman looking to find herself after losing both her career and her relationship. It will be published February 2, 2021 through Rosewind, which is a devision of Vesuvian Media Group, Inc. Polaha is writing this series with Anna Gomez, who has previously published under the pen name Christine Brae. The release dates for the subsequent books will be announced at a later date.
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WarnerMedia Hires Ex-Hulu Cto Richard Tom as Tech Chief, as Jeremy Legg Moves to AT&T Communications

WarnerMedia Hires Ex-Hulu Cto Richard Tom as Tech Chief, as Jeremy Legg Moves to AT&T Communications
Newly installed WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar has tapped Richard Tom — who was Kilar’s chief technology officer at Hulu and startup Vessel — to be Cto at the AT&T-owned media company.

With the move, Jeremy Legg, WarnerMedia’s previous Cto, has joined AT&T Communications as Evp and Cto reporting to Jeff McElfresh, CEO of AT&T Communications.

Tom, who reports directly to Kilar, will oversee WarnerMedia’s technology and operations organization including technology strategy, platform development and operations as well as shared services across the company. His purview includes HBO Max, the company’s streaming-media service that debuted last week.
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8 Essential Shows and Documentaries to Learn About Police Brutality and Racial Justice

8 Essential Shows and Documentaries to Learn About Police Brutality and Racial Justice
If you've been watching the news or on social media lately, you've no doubt found it hard to ignore cases of videotaped racist incidents, or examples of police brutality which have triggered nationwide outrage and protests. From Breonna Taylor, the Emt who was killed when police entered her

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The Best Virtual Cast Reunions: Lord of the Rings, Star Trek: Voyager, and More

The Best Virtual Cast Reunions: Lord of the Rings, Star Trek: Voyager, and More
The stars of our favorite TV shows and movies, like the rest of us, are doing a lot more group Zoom calls with their friends these days. Celebrities have jumped on the trend, and they've found the most surprising and delightful way to use it: to reunite the casts of our favorite shows and movies,

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TV Ratings: ABC Scores Easy Win With Trio of Game Show Premieres

TV Ratings: ABC Scores Easy Win With Trio of Game Show Premieres
ABC scored a comfortable ratings win on a Sunday night which was heavily preempted by breaking news coverage of the protests taking place across the United States.

The Disney-owned network, which was the only one of the big four to air original content, scored a 1.0 average rating among adults 18-49 across the night with a trio of game show debuts. The season premieres of “Celebrity Family Feud,” hosted by Steve Harvey, and “Press Your Luck” both scored a 1.0 rating, with the former drawing just under 6 million total viewers and the latter 5.1 million. Alec Baldwin and “Match Game” returned for a
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The 100 Sneak Peek: Raven Discovers Another Deadly Threat at Sanctum

The 100 Sneak Peek: Raven Discovers Another Deadly Threat at Sanctum
Following last week’s brief detour to Planet Beta, Wednesday’s episode of The 100 (The CW, 8/7c) returns viewers to Sanctum, where things are getting bad. Like, radioactively bad.

TVLine’s exclusive sneak peek finds Raven and Emori performing a routine check on the core, only to discover a troubling radiation leak, as well as… something much worse. But you’ll have to watch the video to find out what that is. (Spoiler alert: There’s at least one corpse involved.)

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TV Ratings: ABC Leads a Breaking News-Preempted Sunday

TV Ratings: ABC Leads a Breaking News-Preempted Sunday
In the latest TV ratings — and pending likely adjustment due to breaking news preemptions in the Los Angeles, Chicago and Raleigh Durham markets — Celebrity Family Feud‘s Season 6 premiere is currently looking at 6 million total viewers and a 1.0 demo rating, tying lead-out Press Your Luck for the nightly demo win.

Relocated from Wednesday nights, Press Your Luck (5.1 mil/1.0) opened Season 2 with what would be revival highs, if the numbers come close to holding. Match Game‘s Season 5 opener then closed ABC’s night with 4.4 million viewers and a 0.9 rating.

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Best New Shows and Movies on Netflix This Week: Fuller House Season 5, Spelling the Dream

Best New Shows and Movies on Netflix This Week: Fuller House Season 5, Spelling the Dream
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Looking for something new to watch on Netflix? We're here to help! Here is a list of all the best new shows and movies released on Netflix the week of May 29-June 4.

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June TV Premieres: 12 Shows to Look Out for This Month

June TV Premieres: 12 Shows to Look Out for This Month
Even as TV networks are trying to figure out how to deal with an uncertain fall programming schedule, summer is still bringing plenty of new series to sift through.

Streaming services may have a bit of an advantage in this still-shifting TV environment, but this June lineup has a few different options across broadcast and cable as well. Some of these shows premiered elsewhere before making their debuts on American airwaves. Others are unscripted companion pieces covering crime, food, and a new kind of game show competition.

As with the rest of these monthly roundups, we’ve included premiere dates and basic info for these potential favorites.
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Making TV During a Pandemic: How TLC, ‘Vice,’ and Others Rose to the Challenge

Making TV During a Pandemic: How TLC, ‘Vice,’ and Others Rose to the Challenge
As Hollywood struggles to figure out how to return to filmmaking in the wake of the pandemic, television production has been quicker to adapt. Shows like “Saturday Night Live” embraced Zoom, while the Apple TV+ series “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet” pulled off an entire episode based on being quarantined. But how quick has the adaptation process truly been for certain shows, and why have some been affected less than before? More importantly, what can shows that never stopped producing content teach bigger studios as they navigate unpredictable waters?

The first series to continue shooting after stay-at-home orders were enacted was the Facebook Watch talk show “Red Table Talk.” Hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith and her family, the series benefited from having much of its production rigging already in place. As Ellen Rakieten, executive producer of “Red Table Talk,” told IndieWire, the production stayed on top of current events, making plans
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'Killing Eve' Says Out Loud What 'Buffy' Never Could About Catastrophic Queer Desire

'Killing Eve' Says Out Loud What 'Buffy' Never Could About Catastrophic Queer Desire
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Emmys 2020: Outstanding Drama Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees!

Emmys 2020: Outstanding Drama Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees!
June has officially bloomed and, as per tradition, so has TVLine’s annual advocacy period known as Dream Emmy season. As per tradition, we’re kicking things off with the Outstanding Drama Series race and this burning question: Is the Roy family unbeatable?

Without question, HBO’s Succession — riding a wave of buzz for its acclaimed second season — is not only a shoo-in for a nomination but the odds-on favorite to take him the top drama prize (especially now that perennial frontrunner Game of Thrones has fought its final Emmy battle). And, for our money, the satirical thriller absolutely should
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Madison Avenue Wants Heavy Ad Rate Cuts. TV Networks Are Trying to Resist (Exclusive)

Madison Avenue Wants Heavy Ad Rate Cuts. TV Networks Are Trying to Resist (Exclusive)
TV networks have some news for Madison Avenue: TV ads still cost money, even amid a pandemic.

The nation’s big media companies are trying to resist great pressure from advertisers and media buyers to take severe cutbacks in ad rates in early talks as part of the industry’s annual “upfront” advertising market, according to three executives familiar with discussions. Their pushback suggests owners of networks like CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox are betting that a return of favorite TV elements like sports will draw new interest from sponsors and generate more demand for TV commercials – and potentially help
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‘Rick and Morty’ Review: ‘Star Mort Rickturn of the Jerri’ Gives Season 4 a Last Impossible Question

‘Rick and Morty’ Review: ‘Star Mort Rickturn of the Jerri’ Gives Season 4 a Last Impossible Question
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for the “Rick and Morty” Season 4 finale, “Star Mort Rickturn of the Jerri.”]

Rick and Morty” has an interesting relationship with loose ends. Ambiguity has driven some of the show’s most memorable endings (see last season’s “ABCs of Beth”), while others come out of tying up all disparate threads and an improbable return to the status quo (the Season 4 premiere “Edge of Tomorty”). There are even some episodes that manage to be a combination of both, where a self-contained chapter wraps up with a striking nod toward an uncertain future (“The Ricklantis Mixup”).

While not as consequential as any of those, the ways that “Star Mort Rickturn of Jerri” leans closest to that third lane puts it in the more memorable half of Season 4. Last week’s planetary children adventure showed the strength of “Rick and Morty” stories that use the whole Smith family. That lesson carries over here in
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9-1-1's Oliver Stark Slams Co-Star's Defense of Racial Slurs: 'There Is Absolutely No Excuse' for the N-Word

9-1-1's Oliver Stark Slams Co-Star's Defense of Racial Slurs: 'There Is Absolutely No Excuse' for the N-Word
9-1-1 actor Oliver Stark attempted to extinguish a behind-the-scenes fire on Sunday, following co-star Ryan Guzman‘s defense of using racial slurs.

First, some background: In May, fans of Guzman — who plays firefighter Eddie Diaz on the Fox drama — had uncovered tweets that his fiancée, Brazilian actress and model Chrysti Ane, posted in 2011 in which she used the N-word. (Ane has since issued a formal apology for the tweets, explaining that she was dating a Black man at the time and felt accepted by the Black community during their relationship, but she “didn’t fully comprehend the weight of the word” in the past.
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