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‘Never Have I Ever’ Season 2 Starts Production in November

‘Never Have I Ever’ Season 2 Starts Production in November
Never say never to Never Have I Ever. The acclaimed Mindy Kaling comedy managed to avoid the cancelation onslaught against Netflix productions amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, setting its season 2 production start date in November. Variety reports that Never Have I Ever season 2 is set to start production in the next few weeks, with Netflix […]

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Jessica Chastain Boards ‘Scenes From a Marriage’ at HBO After Michelle Williams Exits

Jessica Chastain Boards ‘Scenes From a Marriage’ at HBO After Michelle Williams Exits
Jessica Chastain has signed on for a lead role in the upcoming HBO limited series “Scenes From a Marriage” opposite Oscar Isaac, Variety has confirmed.

Chastain takes over for Michelle Williams, who exited the series due to scheduling issues. The role reunites Isaac and Chastain, who previously starred together in the 2014 feature “A Most Violent Year.”

This marks the latest TV project for Chastain. It was announced in September that she would star as country singer Tammy Wynette in a limited series for Spectrum, Paramount Network, and Paramount Plus. She is a two-time Academy Award nominee for her work on
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YouTube Originals Announces ‘Justin Bieber: Next Chapter’ Documentary (TV News Roundup)

YouTube Originals Announces ‘Justin Bieber: Next Chapter’ Documentary (TV News Roundup)
In today’s TV news roundup, YouTube Originals announced “Justin Bieber: Next Chapter” documentary, and Netflix unveiled a trailer for “Dash & Lily.”

First Looks

Netflix released a trailer for its upcoming series “Dash & Lily,” set to premiere on Nov. 10. Based on the book “Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares” by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, the eight-episode series follows the titular Dash and Lily who share their dreams in a notebook they pass back and forth in New York City. The rom-com series is executive produced by Shawn Levy and Josh Barry for 21 Laps Entertainment and Nick
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Adele Sings on ‘Saturday Night Live’ After All

Adele Sings on ‘Saturday Night Live’ After All
Despite multiple assurances that she would focus on acting during her appearance as host on “Saturday Night Live,” Adele burst into song several times during a spoof on “The Bachelor” about half an hour into the show.

The skit found Adele, who was introduced as her superstar self, interrupting every bachelor-dating scenario by bursting into solo-with-pianist versions of one of her hits — “Hello,” “Set Fire to the Rain,” and others — to the annoyance of the other women.

Some of Adele's looks so far on SNL. And we love it. pic.twitter.com/aZ9r2fetvb

— Tim
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John Mulaney to Host SNL

John Mulaney to Host SNL
John Mulaney can’t stay away from Saturday Night Live. Just eight months after his last appearance, the stand-up comedian (and former SNL scribe) is set to return for his fourth hosting stint on Oct. 31, with musical guest The Strokes.

Mulaney made his SNL hosting debut fewer than three years ago, in April 2018. That episode is fondly remembered for the “Diner Lobster” sketch, which spawned spiritual sequels “Bodega Bathroom” and “Airport Sushi” (featuring Jake Gyllenhaal and David Byrne; watch here).

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Books John Mulaney, The Strokes for Halloween Show

‘Saturday Night Live’ Books John Mulaney, The Strokes for Halloween Show
John Mulaney is set to return to “Saturday Night Live,” with the Strokes as the musical guest, for the Oct. 31 episode.

This episode, taking place on Halloween, is also the last one before the 2020 presidential election.

Mulaney, a former writer for the NBC late-night sketch comedy series, last appeared on the show in Season 45, during two “at-home” special episodes early in the coronavirus pandemic. His last time hosting was the Feb. 29 episode during last season. Mulaney will appear on the show this time in support of his upcoming “John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch” followup specials.

This episode will
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SNL Parodies Second Debate, Casts Maya Rudolph as Kristen Welker — Plus, Rudy Giuliani Pulls Another 'Borat'

SNL Parodies Second Debate, Casts Maya Rudolph as Kristen Welker — Plus, Rudy Giuliani Pulls Another 'Borat'
Saturday Night Live this weekend brought together Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump and Jim Carrey’s Joe Biden, possibly for the last time.

The comedy all stars faced off in SNL‘s parody of the second and final presidential debate, during which Trump assured the American people that he’d have a coronavirus vaccine in a matter of weeks. (“If I get reelected, everyone in America will be on a big, beautiful ventilator,” he boasted.)

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Tackles Trump’s Covid Plan, Rudy Giuliani and the Mute Button in Presidential Debate Sketch

‘Saturday Night Live’ Tackles Trump’s Covid Plan, Rudy Giuliani and the Mute Button in Presidential Debate Sketch
With the second presidential debate leading the “Saturday Night Live’s” Oct 24 show, that meant both Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey were once again in the spotlight. But, in a fun twist, so were Maya Rudolph and Kate McKinnon. The former cast member now known (and Emmy-winning) for her portrayal of Sen. Kamala Harris took on the role of debate moderator, journalist Kristen Welker, while current cast member McKinnon reprised her role as Rudy Giuliani.

Rudolph’s Welker kicked things off by announcing that this debate would have a mute button because “it was either that or tranquilizer darts,” but
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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ ‘Last Black Man in San Francisco’ Win Location Managers Film Awards

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ ‘Last Black Man in San Francisco’ Win Location Managers Film Awards
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” have won the top feature film trophies at the seventh annual Location Managers Guild International Awards.

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” won the award for outstanding locations in a period film, and Joe Talbot’s “The ‘Last Black Man in San Francisco” won for outstanding locations in a contemporary film.

The television winners were HBO’s “Perry Mason” for a period series, BBC America’s “Killing Eve” for a contemporary series and a tie between Apple TV Plus’ “Little America” and Amazon
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Once Upon a Time, Dustin Hoffman Nearly Lent Colin O'Donoghue a Hand

Once Upon a Time, Dustin Hoffman Nearly Lent Colin O'Donoghue a Hand
Eight years ago this week, long before he “spacesuited up” as The Right Stuff‘s Gordo Cooper, Colin O’Donoghue made his debut as Once Upon a Time‘s Captain Hook. But before he did, he nearly got a helping “hand” from Dustin Hoffman‘s own, big-screen take on Peter Pan’s pirate nemesis.

Reminded by TVLine of his Once-iversay during a recent interview, O’Donoghue shared, “One of the things that stands out from early on was that I actually tried to use the hook from Dustin Hoffman’s movie [with Robin Williams]. We were considering using that hook, but the
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Hildur Guonadottir, Nicholas Britell Win Top Honors at World Soundtrack Awards

Hildur Guonadottir, Nicholas Britell Win Top Honors at World Soundtrack Awards
Hildur Guðnadóttir and Nicholas Britell took top honors at the 20th World Soundtrack Awards on Saturday during the Ghent Film Festival.

Iceland-born, Berlin-based Guðnadóttir was named Film Composer of the Year for her Oscar-winning score for “Joker.” She won last year’s TV Composer of the Year for her Emmy-winning score for the HBO series “Chernobyl.”

American composer Britell was named TV Composer of the Year for his music for the second season of HBO’s “Succession.” He was last year’s Wsa award winner for Film Composer of the Year for “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Vice,” so
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The TVLine-Up: What's New, Returning and Leaving the Week of Oct. 25

The TVLine-Up: What's New, Returning and Leaving the Week of Oct. 25
This weekly feature is in addition to TVLine’s daily What to Watch listings and monthly guide to What’s on Streaming.

With more than 530 scripted shows now airing across broadcast, cable and streaming, it’s easy to forget that a favorite comedy is returning, or that the new “prestige drama” you anticipated is about to debut. So consider this our reminder to set your DVR, order a Season Pass, pop a fresh Memorex into the Vcr… however it is you roll.

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Judge Denies Nxivm Leader Keith Raniere’s Second Motion for New Trial

Judge Denies Nxivm Leader Keith Raniere’s Second Motion for New Trial
A federal judge has denied convicted Nxivm cult leader Keith Raniere’s second request for a new trial based on his accusation that prosecutors intimidated “Battlestar Galactica” actor Nicki Clyne and another potential witness who would have testified in his favor.

U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis nixed Raniere’s motion, saying it was filed too late after his conviction last year on racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, sex trafficking conspiracy and two counts of sex trafficking. In the order written on Friday, Garaufis also rejected the claim that Clyne and Michelle Hatchette could have provided
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William Blinn, ‘Brian’s Song’ and ‘Roots’ Screenwriter, Dies at 83

William Blinn, ‘Brian’s Song’ and ‘Roots’ Screenwriter, Dies at 83
William Blinn, the two-time Emmy-winning screenwriter of “Brian’s Song” and “Roots,” died on Thursday, his daughter Anneliese Johnson confirmed to Variety. He was 83.

Blinn died of natural causes at an assisted living community in Burbank, according to his daughter.

Blinn penned two landmark TV productions of the 1970s, both for ABC. The 1971 TV movie “Brian’s Song” was a commercial and creative triumph that garnered five Emmys and other accolades.

The film revolved around the true story of two Chicago Bears pro football players — one white, one Black — who forge a deep bond as one of them dies of cancer. Sayers
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William Blinn, Starsky & Hutch and Eight Is Enough Creator, Dead at 83

William Blinn, Starsky & Hutch and Eight Is Enough Creator, Dead at 83
Emmy Award winner and Starsky & Hutch creator William Blinn has died at the age of 83.

Blinn passed from natural causes on Thursday at an assisted living community in Burbank, Calif., his daughter, Anneliese Johnson, told The Hollywood Reporter.

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In addition to Starsky, which ran for four seasons and produced a total of 93 episodes, Blinn developed Eight Is Enough, Hunter, The Interns, The Rookies and The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove.
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Ratings: Friday Big Brother Ties Shark Tank, World Series Slides With Game 3

Ratings: Friday Big Brother Ties Shark Tank, World Series Slides With Game 3
In the latest TV ratings, CBS’ special Friday installment of Big Brother drew 3 million total viewers and a 0.5 rating, marking Season 22 lows yet tying Shark Tank for the night’s non-sports demo win. Leading out of that, Undercover Boss (2.2 mil/0.3) hit and tied season lows.

Fox’s coverage of the World Series Game 3 averaged 5.9 mil and a 1.3, down 18 and 28 percent from the preliminary numbers for the first two match-ups, yet still easily dominating the night.

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Performer of the Week: Naomie Harris

Performer of the Week: Naomie Harris
The Performer | Naomie Harris

The Show | HBO’s The Third Day

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The Episode | “Last Day: The Dark” (Oct. 19, 2020)

The Performance | Given how this odd little series’ previous episode ended — with Helen spotting Awol Sam on the dock in Osea — you could have understandably expected either A) an emotional reunion or B) a marital blowout, given that Helen had just learned that the isle’s newest resident had been sired by her husband.

But what actually unfolded was unexpected.
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Nxivm Founder Keith Raniere Apologizes for Role in Causing ‘Pain and Suffering’

Nxivm Founder Keith Raniere Apologizes for Role in Causing ‘Pain and Suffering’
In an NBC News exclusive interview, Nxivm founder Keith Raniere apologized for his role in “all of this pain and suffering” as the leader of the cult that made headlines for being charged with sex trafficking and racketeering conspiracy and is the subject of HBO’s “The Vow.”

Raniere, who has not spoken out publicly since his arrest more than two years ago, also said he is planning on making a statement at his upcoming sentencing Oct. 27. He was convicted last year on sex trafficking, forced labor conspiracy and racketeering charges.

“Yes, I am innocent,” he told Dateline. “And although it is,
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Arnold Schwarzenegger in ‘Fantastic’ Condition Following Heart Surgery

Arnold Schwarzenegger in ‘Fantastic’ Condition Following Heart Surgery
Arnold Schwarzenegger “feels fantastic” after undergoing heart surgery to replace an aortic valve — the second time that he’s had heart surgery in the past two years.

The 73-year-old actor/politician announced his recovery via Twitter on Friday afternoon with a photo from his hospital bed and noted that he’s been walking the streets of Cleveland following the operation. He did not disclose when the surgery took place.

“Thanks to the team at the Cleveland Clinic, I have a new aortic valve to go along with my new pulmonary valve from my last surgery,” Schwarzenegger said. “I feel fantastic
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TVLine Items: Superman Adds Degrassi Vet, Manifest Casting and More

TVLine Items: Superman Adds Degrassi Vet, Manifest Casting and More
Is a Degrassi: The Next Generation vet Lex Luthor’s new cohort?

Stacey Farber, aka Degrassi‘s Ellie Nash, will recur on The CW’s Superman & Lois as Leslie Larr, the right hand to one of the most influential people on the planet, The Wrap reports. That sure sounds like the Supergirl baddie played by Jon Cryer, doesn’t it?

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Leslie is described as having “gone from a young,
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