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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Sequel Series Starring Hilary Duff Ordered at Hulu

‘How I Met Your Mother’ Sequel Series Starring Hilary Duff Ordered at Hulu
A “How I Met Your Mother” sequel series titled “How I Met Your Father” has been ordered at Hulu with Hilary Duff attached to star.

In the near future, Sophie (Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the year 2021 where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options. According to an individual with knowledge of the project,
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‘Fantasy Island’ Reboot at Fox Casts Kiara Barnes, John Gabriel Rodriquez

‘Fantasy Island’ Reboot at Fox Casts Kiara Barnes, John Gabriel Rodriquez
The upcoming “Fantasy Island” reboot at Fox has added its first two cast members, Variety has learned.

Kiara Barnes and John Gabriel Rodriquez will both star in the series, which was ordered straight-to-series at Fox back in December.

The new series is described as a modern semi-anthology series that delves into the “what if” questions, both big and small, that keep us awake at night. Each episode will tell stories about people who walk in with a desire, but end up reborn to themselves through the magical realism of Fantasy Island.

Barnes will play Ruby Okoro. Described as warm and wise,
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Emilia Clarke Joins Marvel’s ‘Secret Invasion’ at Disney Plus (Exclusive)

Emilia Clarke Joins Marvel’s ‘Secret Invasion’ at Disney Plus (Exclusive)
Emilia Clarke is in final negotiations to join Marvel Studios’ “Secret Invasion,” the hot original series quickly coming together at Disney Plus.

The “Game of Thrones” headliner’s role is naturally under wraps, and marks her first foray into the Marvel universe. She joins previously-reported cast Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Olivia Colman.

Marvel Studios declined to comment on the matter. Reps for Clarke did not immediately comment on the matter.

Secret Invasion” was announced as a development property last year, one of Marvel’s many planned titles for Disney Plus. Jackson is reprising his MCU role of Nick Fury, while Mendelsohn will play the Skrull Talos as he did in the feature film “Captain Marvel.” “

The series is said to follow a group of shape-shifting aliens who have been infiltrating Earth for years. Ben-Adir has been set as the a main villain. Kyle Bradstreet is attached to write and executive produce.
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‘The Boys’ Star Jack Quaid Joins Amazon’s ‘Solos’ Anthology Series (Exclusive)

‘The Boys’ Star Jack Quaid Joins Amazon’s ‘Solos’ Anthology Series (Exclusive)
The Boys” star Jack Quaid has been cast in another high-profile Amazon Prime Video series, the anthology “Solos,” TheWrap has learned exclusively.

Quaid — who stars as good guy Hughie Campbell on the streaming service’s hit superhero series, which is currently in production on its third season — has joined the cast of “Solos” in a mysterious role, lending his voice to a character who will appear in one of the show’s seven episodes.

Additional details about Quaid’s role and the plot of the new installment are being kept under wraps, much like everything else having to do with “Solos.” The character-driven show also stars Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Helen Mirren, Uzo Aduba, Nicole Beharie, Anthony Mackie, Dan Stevens and Constance Wu.

Created by David Weil, the seven-part anthology series “explores the strange, beautiful, heart-breaking, hilarious, wondrous truths of what it means to be human,” per Amazon. “The series
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TV Ratings: The Conners Goes Low; Masked Singer, Chicago Med Lead Night

TV Ratings: The Conners Goes Low; Masked Singer, Chicago Med Lead Night
In the latest TV show ratings, The Conners this Wednesday drew 2.8 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating, down 29 and 33 percent from last week to mark series lows; read recap.

Elsewhere on ABC, The Goldbergs (3.2 mil/0.6) was steady, Home Economics (2.6 mil/0.4) dipped again, and both Call Your Mother (1.8 mil/0.3) and A Million Little Things (2 mil/0.3) hit audience lows/tied demo lows.

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AT&T’s John Stankey Talks ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ and HBO Max AVOD Plans

AT&T’s John Stankey Talks ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ and HBO Max AVOD Plans
An epic battle between two movie icons has helped provide proof of concept for AT&T’s larger strategy for WarnerMedia.

AT&T chief John Stankey, speaking Thursday during the company’s first quarter earnings call with Wall Street analysts, pointed to the performance of Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla vs. Kong” on HBO Max and at the box office over the past three weeks as signs that the bold strategy of simultaneous releases in theaters and on the streaming platform is working.

The rollout of WB movies to date has “provided theaters with a steady flow of content and has been a
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‘Rita Moreno’ Documentary Trailer: Legend Is ‘Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It’

‘Rita Moreno’ Documentary Trailer: Legend Is ‘Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It’
Rita Moreno has been breaking the glass ceiling in Hollywood since she arrived in 1950. Now, audiences are going to see and hear about everything in her new documentary “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For it.”

Moreno is known to most audiences for being just one of four Latinos to ever win an Academy Award and, at last count, the only Latina to win Best Actress. But Moreno is far more than just the role of Anita in “West Side Story.” As the documentary lays out, she suffered sexual harassment and abuse, as well as racism in the industry.

The film will also chart Moreno’s life in Puerto Rico, as well as her relationships and transition into becoming a celebrated television star and Egot winner.

Alongside that, her relationship with actor Marlon Brando brought her all manner of emotional traumas it took years for her to overcome.
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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Finale: Who Will Win? And Who Should Win?

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Finale: Who Will Win? And Who Should Win?
Let’s be honest, none of us are the same people we were at the start of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13. And with the coronation at last approaching, it’s time to lock in our bets: Which queen (or queens?) will finally win this thing?

All cynicism aside, this season — with its cast of memorable, impactful queens — has been one for the herstory books. And while it’s easy to joke about this feeling like the longest season ever, that doesn’t mean we’re ready for it to end just yet.

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Verizon Aims to Give Oscars Viewers Virtual Backstage Access (Exclusive)

Verizon Aims to Give Oscars Viewers Virtual Backstage Access (Exclusive)
During a year when the TV industry is worried about how many viewers will return to watch ABC’s annual Oscars broadcast, Verizon will definitely return to advertise during it.

The telecommunications giant will sponsor the ceremony for the fourth consecutive year, and not just with TV commercials. Verizon will make available three different “5G portals” that viewers can seek out via social media and their mobile devices that will give them behind-the-scenes access to the red carpet; the press area where winners and presenters talk to the media; and, for a smaller set, an engraving station where winners get
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Law & Order: Svu's Carisi and Rollins Are Dating! (Or At Least, That's What Her Dad Thinks) — Watch Video

Law & Order: Svu's Carisi and Rollins Are Dating! (Or At Least, That's What Her Dad Thinks) — Watch Video
In Rollins’ dad’s defense… can you blame him?

The exclusive sneak peek below, from tonight’s Law & Order: Svu (NBC, 9/8c), shows us Carisi once more supporting Rollins through some tough times with her family. This time, it’s the aftermath of her father’s mini-stroke. As Rollins explains at the top of the clip, Jim is rehabbing in a New York City facility after his episode — and while she’s happy he’s alive, she’s aware that things easily could have gone the other way.

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ABC News Readies ’20/20′ Portrait of George Floyd

ABC News Readies ’20/20′ Portrait of George Floyd
ABC News will offer a portrait of the life of George Floyd in a two-hour “20/20” slated to air April 23 at 9 p.m. eastern.

The program will feature interviews with Gianna Floyd, Floyd’s youngest daughter; friends and family of Floyd; Christopher Martin, the former store clerk who testified that he regretted taking the allegedly counterfeit $20 bill from Floyd; Maya Santamaria, the former nightclub owner who employed both Floyd and Chauvin; and Clarence Castile, uncle of Philando Castile.

Many TV-news programs have responded to this week’s verdict finding police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of killing Floyd while he was
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HBO Max Gains 3 Million Subscribers in Q1, AT&T Beats Wall Street Forecasts

HBO Max Gains 3 Million Subscribers in Q1, AT&T Beats Wall Street Forecasts
Updated: HBO Max continued on its growth curve in the first three months of 2021, powered in part by big-budget films like “Godzilla vs. Kong” and “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” that streamed onto the service during the quarter.

HBO Max gained about 3 million total subscribers sequentially, AT&T said — a number the company should be pleased with, after concerns HBO Max might have trouble retaining subs after a big lift from “Wonder Woman 1984” in December.

As of the end of March, HBO Max/HBO combined had 44.2 million domestic customers, up 2.7 million from 41.5 million at the end of 2020. Losses on the legacy
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Literary Thriller ‘Sixteen Horses’ Scores TV Adaptation From Gaumont U.K. (Exclusive)

Literary Thriller ‘Sixteen Horses’ Scores TV Adaptation From Gaumont U.K. (Exclusive)
Gaumont U.K. has swooped on rights for Greg Buchanan’s debut literary thriller “Sixteen Horses” after a bidding war, and will develop the novel as a drama series.

The studio pursued the book for two years after being snared by the first chapter in 2018. “Sixteen Horses” is published by Mantle Books/Pan Macmillan and set for release in the U.K. on April 29 and July 20 in the U.S. via Flatiron Books. It is already generating buzz, having been picked as one of the literary titles to be covered in BBC Two’s next series of “Between The Covers.
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Deepfake Greta Thunberg Becomes Channel 4 TikTok Star For Earth Day

Deepfake Greta Thunberg Becomes Channel 4 TikTok Star For Earth Day
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg is getting the deepfake treatment from U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 to commemorate Earth Day (April 22).

On Thursday, Channel 4 is releasing a TikTok parody, which appears to star Thunberg. Performed by impressionist Katia Kvinge and written by Stu Richards and Alasdair Beckett-King, the deepfake Thunberg dances to an original song titled “Man Like Greta” in the TikTok video.

“Whilst humorous in approach, this captivating content aims to deliver an urgent and important message about the impact of climate change in the lead up to Earth Day, as well as looking to increase our audiences’ awareness
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Snowfall's Damson Idris on Franklin's Gangster Flex in Season 4 Finale: I Felt Like I 'Scored 70 Points for the Lakers'

Snowfall's Damson Idris on Franklin's Gangster Flex in Season 4 Finale: I Felt Like I 'Scored 70 Points for the Lakers'
Warning: This post contains spoilers from Wednesday’s Snowfall Season 4 finale.

We have to talk about that Snowfall walk-off.

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Or is strut the better word? Either way, a wounded and vulnerable Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), who pimp limped through Season 4, hung up his cane and his pain in Wednesday’s Season
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Good Trouble EP on Gael's Bombshell, [Spoiler]'s Return and More Twists

Good Trouble EP on Gael's Bombshell, [Spoiler]'s Return and More Twists
Warning: The following contains spoilers for Wednesday’s Good Trouble finale. Proceed at your own risk!

Good Trouble‘s midseason finale dealt one resident of The Coterie a very big surprise: Gael’s one-time hookup Isabella is pregnant with his baby!

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And that was hardly the only major development in Wednesday’s episode: Dennis returned to tell Davia that she’s his
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A Million Little Things Recap: Happily Ever After, After All

A Million Little Things Recap: Happily Ever After, After All
Rome and Regina Howard’s wish finally comes true in this week’s A Million Little Things: They started a family.

Sure, the blessed event doesn’t happen the way they thought it would last season, when they planned for months to adopt Eve’s baby boy and then lost that chance in the space of a heartbeat. But when Tyrell’s mother, Martina, is deported to Haiti, an opportunity arises for the Howards to support the teen while his mom starts over from scratch in a country very far away.

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‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals the Identities of the Crab and Seashell: Here Are the Stars Under the Masks

‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals the Identities of the Crab and Seashell: Here Are the Stars Under the Masks
Spoiler Alert: Do not read ahead if you have not watched Season 5 Episode 7 of “The Masked Singer,” which aired April 21 on Fox.

Too hot to handle, too cold to hold, Bobby Brown was the next celebrity to be eliminated on Wednesday night’s edition of “The Masked Singer,” followed immediately by “Sister, Sister” star Tamera Mowry. It was a tough night for the beach, as Brown had been disguised as the Crab, while Mowry was dressed as the Seashell.

That’s right, it was a double elimination evening, part of a two-hour extravaganza that saw the “Super 8” contestants whittled down to just six.
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The Masked Singer Castoff: I Couldn't Keep the Secret From My Twin

The Masked Singer Castoff: I Couldn't Keep the Secret From My Twin
Warning: This post contains spoilers for Wednesday’s The Masked Singer.

Despite a run that only got more impressive every time she appeared in Season 5 of The Masked Singer, Seashell was ousted from Fox’s costumed singing competition Wednesday. And when the giant shell came off, Sister, Sister star Tamera Mowry was revealed to be the crooning crustacean. (The two-hour episode also saw the departure of Crab — read our recap to see who he really was.)

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The Masked Singer Recap: Find Out Who Made It to This Season's Super 6

The Masked Singer Recap: Find Out Who Made It to This Season's Super 6
At the end of this week’s supersized episode of The Masked Singer, it looked like the end of the night at a Red Lobster: seafood carnage everywhere.

The two-hour event saw the unmasking of both Crab and Seashell. Their departures cemented this season’s Super 6: Black Swan, Piglet, Robopine, Chameleon, Yeti and Russian Dolls.

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But which famous
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