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‘Alice’ Series Reboot From Diablo Cody & Liz Astrof Set At Fox As Put Pilot

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‘Alice’ Series Reboot  From Diablo Cody & Liz Astrof Set At Fox As Put Pilot
Another classic sitcom is eying a reboot. Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Alice, a multi-camera comedy based on the 1976 CBS TV series starring Linda Lavin. It comes from Diablo Cody (One Mississippi), Liz Astrof (2 Broke Girls) and Warner Bros. TV, which produced the original series and where Cody and her Vita Vera Films are based.

Written and executive produced by Cody and Astrof, Alice is based on the TV series Alice, which in turn was based on the 1974 feature film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, directed by Martin Scorsese. The Fox reboot centers on Long Island housewife Alice Hyatt, who has finally worked up the courage to leave her cheating husband. She drives cross-country to Arizona with her teenage son Tommy, and gets a job as a waitress at a roadside diner where the staff becomes their new surrogate family.

Warner Bros. TV co-produces with Vita Vera Films.
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Boomerang: RJ Walker and Paula Newsome Join BET Reboot Series

Boomerang: RJ Walker and Paula Newsome Join BET Reboot Series
Another reboot is in the works. Deadline reports RJ Walker and Paula Newsome have joined BET's new reboot series, Boomerang.

Based on the 1992 film, the TV show "will follow the lives of Jacqueline Boyer’s son (Tequan Richmond) and Marcus and Angela Graham’s daughter (Tetona Jackson) as they try to step out of their parents’ shadows and make a legacy of their own."

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‘Blood Ties’ Cop Drama From Jennifer Lopez, Vincent Laresca, Tom Szentgyorgyi & Appian Way Set At NBC

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‘Blood Ties’ Cop Drama From Jennifer Lopez, Vincent Laresca, Tom Szentgyorgyi & Appian Way Set At NBC
On the heels of Shades of Blue ending its run after three seasons, star/executive producer Jennifer Lopez has teamed with co-star Vincent Laresca for a new cop drama, which has been put in development by NBC. The project, Blood Ties, hails from former The Mentalist executive producer Tom Szentgyorgyi, Lopez and Elaine Goldsmith-ThomasNuyorican Productions, Appian Way and Universal TV, where Nuyorican is based.

Written by Szentgyorgyi, Blood Ties is a procedural crime show in the vein of NYPD Blue, which isbased on an idea by Laresca. When convicted homicide detective Steve Horvath is exonerated, he’s given his job back but finds he now has unconventional insight about the criminals he faces. Teaming up with an unexpected rookie who has a secret agenda of his own, Horvath must learn to adapt to life outside of prison while trying to figure out who framed him and why.

Szentgyorgyi executive
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Peaky Blinders: Season Five; Anya Taylor-Joy Joins Netflix Series

Peaky Blinders: Season Five;  Anya Taylor-Joy Joins Netflix Series
Anya Taylor-Joy is headed to Birmingham. BBC One just announced the Miniaturist star has joined season five of Peaky Blinders.

The period drama, which airs on the in the U.S., centers on a gang living and operating in 1920s Birmingham, England. The cast includes Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Tom Hardy, Annabelle Wallis, Sam Neill, Charlotte Riley, and Adrien Brody.

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‘Grimm’ Spinoff With A Female Lead In Works At NBC

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‘Grimm’ Spinoff With A Female Lead In Works At NBC
Grimm is eying a comeback. NBC is developing a spinoff from the supernatural series, which bowed out last year after six seasons. Like the original, the offshoot hails from Universal TV and Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s studio-based Hazy Mills Prods.

Written by Melissa Glenn (Marvel’s Iron Fist), the untitled spinoff, I hear, will center on a female Grimm. Per NBC, building off the mythology of the original series, the new show will feature returning fan favorites while also introducing new characters, new dangers and epic new mysteries. I hear no actors are currently attached but the idea is for the offshoot to feature some original cast members, regular or recurring.

Glenn executive produces with Hazy Mills’ Hayes and Milliner. Grimm co-creators/showrunners David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf will serve as consulting producers.

The original series followed Portland Homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), who discovered he is a Grimm,
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‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales Of The City’: Paul Gross To Reprise Role In Netflix Revival; Full Cast Set

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‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales Of The City’: Paul Gross To Reprise Role In Netflix Revival; Full Cast Set
Netflix has rounded out cast for Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, its 10-episode limited series revival. Paul Gross returns to reprise his role as Brian Hawkins from the original miniseries, ex-husband of Mary Ann Singleton and father of Shawna Hawkins, played by previously announced Laura Linney and Ellen Page, respectively. The series is currently in production for a 2019 premiere.

Murray Bartlett (Looking) has been cast as the lovable Michael ‘Mouse’ Tolliver, longtime resident at Barbary Lane and Mary Ann’s best friend; Charlie Barnett (Chicago Fire) plays Mouse’s boyfriend Ben Marshall; newcomers Josiah Victoria Garcia plays Jake Rodriguez, a newer resident on Barbary Lane who is a transgender man and a caregiver for Anna Madrigal (previously announced Olympia Dukakis) and May Hong (High Maintenance) as Jake’s long-term girlfriend Margot Park. Previously announced Barbara Garrick also returns as DeDe Halycon Day.

Recurring cast
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‘Pennyworth': Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett Join Cast of Epix Batman Prequel Series

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‘Pennyworth': Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett Join Cast of Epix Batman Prequel Series
Gotham” boss Bruno Heller’s next Batman prequel series, “Pennyworth,” is taking shape, as two more actors have been added to the cast of the upcoming Epix drama: Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett.

The series will focus on the early life of Batman’s legendary butler Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon). A former British Sas soldier in his 20s, Pennyworth forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London. Aldridge’s character is described as a “fresh-faced billionaire hailing from the east coast of the United States. Confident and extremely disciplined, this young aristocrat meets an unlikely business partner in Alfred Pennyworth.”

Fletcher and Bennett will take on the series regular roles of Dave Boy and Bazza, respectively — both lifelong friends of Alfred’s from their army days.

Also Read: 'Pennyworth': Ben Aldridge
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Phil Rosenthal, Adam Shankman to Adapt Japan’s ‘Train Man’ for Global Road TV

Phil Rosenthal, Adam Shankman to Adapt Japan’s ‘Train Man’ for Global Road TV
Cannes — “Everybody Loves Raymond” creator Phil Rosenthal and “Step Up” director Adam Shankman have cut a deal to adapt the Japanese TV series “Train Man” as a musical comedy for the U.S. market.

Rosenthal has teamed with “Raymond” alum Tucker Cawley and director Shankman to created a half-hour series based on Fuji TV’s “Train Man” property for Global Road Television, Vertigo Entertainment, Fuji TV and Amuse Group USA. Rosenthal and Cawley will pen the adaptation with Shankman on board to direct. The project was unveiled Tuesday at the Mipcom international TV sales conference.

“Train Man” tells the story
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‘Walking Dead’ Hits New Series Ratings Low

‘Walking Dead’ Hits New Series Ratings Low
The Walking Dead” posted a new series low in the Nielsen ratings with Sunday night’s episode.

The second episode of Season 9 of the AMC series drew a 2.0 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic and 4.9 million viewers in the Live+Same Day numbers. The show’s previous low in the key demo was a 2.4, which was set during Season 1. That is also very close to the show’s current low in total viewers, which is 4.7 million, also set during Season 1.

This week’s episode was also down around 20% in both measures from last week’s season premiere.

For the night as a whole,
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The Conners Boss Wanted a 'Respectful Sendoff' That Will 'Inspire Discussion'; Roseanne Calls It 'Grim and Morbid'

Just hours after the series premiere of ABC’s The Conners, showrunner Bruce Helford is opening up about why he chose to — spoiler alert! — kill off the character of Roseanne Conner.

In Tuesday night’s debut, the Conner family was still in mourning three weeks after the death of its former matriarch. The family believed Roseanne had died of a heart attack, but a phone call from the coroner’s office revealed that she actually was felled by an opioid overdose, stemming from a prescription painkiller addiction she developed during last spring’s Roseanne revival.

In a column for The Hollywood Reporter,
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How Much Would It Actually Cost To Build A Death Star?

It may feel like Episode VII only came out yesterday, but the Star Wars hype machine will never end. This got the folks at Twizzle party planners wondering just how much did it actually cost the Empire to build their behemoth of a space station? Well, the short answer is a Lot! They estimated that the total cost construction cost would be an eye-watering $22,452,000,000,000,000,000 (That’s just over $22 quintillion in case you were wondering!). So yeah, if you’re thinking of blowing up Alderaan any time soon, you’d better get saving! Although considering it’s estimated that there’s only $80.9 trillion in

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Chicago P.D. Star Previews Burgess' Ride-Along Favor for Brennan

Chicago P.D. Star Previews Burgess' Ride-Along Favor for Brennan
A word of advice from Chicago P.D. star Marina Squerciati: “It’s not a good idea to have two bosses,” the actress tells TVLine. Her character Burgess learns that lesson during this Wednesday’s episode (NBC, 10/9c) when Cpd Deputy Superintendent Katherine Brennan (The Brave‘s Anne Heche) asks the officer to take a girl on a ride-along as a favor. After Burgess agrees to the request, “everything goes downhill from there,” Squerciati says.

“I’m serving two masters in this episode,” the actress explains. “I’m trying to serve Voight, and I’m trying to serve his
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The Terminator and More Are Leaving Hulu in November

Don't plan on leaving your couch any time soon because a lot of great movies are leaving Hulu in November.

If you're a fan of black comedies about serial killers, you might want to catch American Psycho and its sequel American Psycho 2 before they leave the streaming platform on Nov. 30. The end of

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How to Watch Hocus Pocus This Halloween

All Hallow's Eve is almost upon us, which means it's time to start scaring up all your favorite cinematic and small screen screams, and let's be real here: No Halloween is quite complete without a visit from the Sanderson sisters.

It's been 25 years since Hocus Pocus first summoned all the children

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CBS' Post-Super Bowl Slot Goes to... World's Best Talent Show Premiere

Well, that’s one TV season prediction we fumbled. CBS on Wednesday announced that new talent competition series The World’s Best will launch on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, immediately following Super Bowl Liii.

As previously reported, The Late Late Show‘s James Corden will host the series and executive-produce alongside Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice). According to the official release, the show will feature “acts from every genre imaginable, from every corner of the planet” who will have to impress the judges (actress Drew Barrymore, Drag Race host RuPaul Charles and musician Faith Hill) and “the wall of the world” — 50 experts
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How to Watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It's been 52 years since It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown brought the Halloween spirit to all of our Peanuts pals, but the 1966 classic cartoon is still just as cute as ever. The holiday special features the titular animated Charles Schultz character finally getting invited to a Halloween party,

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The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Hope Finds Out About Her Mother

The Bold and the Beautiful fans know that Bill will have some major decisions to make in the near future. He’s decided he wants to have Brooke back even though he was married to her a year ago and cheated on her with his daughter-in-law, Steffy. She was unhappy with him at the point because he refused to let things go with the Spectra and Forrester issues, and she was very right to be upset with him. He was a madman, and she’s on his side again. She wants to see him spend more time with his little son, and

The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Hope Finds Out About Her Mother
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Which Evan Peters Character Is Your American Horror Story Soulmate?

American Horror Story may get a new theme, storyline and cast each season, but one thing remains constant year after year: Evan Peters being a total babe.

American Horror Story quickly solidified Peters as a beloved internet boyfriend once Murder House introduced him as Tate Langdon in 2011. In the

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Jodie Whittaker’s ‘Doctor Who’ Debut Is Most-Watched Ever in U.K. for the Rebooted Series

Jodie Whittaker’s ‘Doctor Who’ Debut Is Most-Watched Ever in U.K. for the Rebooted Series
The opening episode of the new season of “Doctor Who,” starring Jodie Whittaker as the first regular female time lord, scored a new audience high in the U.K. for the modern iteration of the long-running show. New 4-screen measurements by British TV ratings organization Barb, which include non-tv online viewing, showed that the total audience for the Oct. 7 season opener reached 10.9 million across all devices.

The result gives Whittaker, the 13th Doctor, the best introduction for any Doctor since the show returned after a long hiatus in 2005, when Christopher Eccleston’s debut scored a consolidated audience of 10.8 million. The
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