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‘The Cool Kids’ Gets Back 9 Pickup From Fox For Full-Season Order

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‘The Cool Kids’ Gets Back 9 Pickup From Fox For Full-Season Order
Fox has picked up nine additional episodes of new multi-camera comedy series The Cool Kids, bringing the full-season order to 22 episodes. It joins its Friday companion, the breakout Last Man Standing revival, which had a full-season 22-episode order from the start.

The Cool Kids has done a respectable job holding onto a significant part of its Last Man Standing lead-in. The Season 7 premiere of the Tim Allen starrer drew a 2.7 Live+7 adults 18-49 rating and 13.4 million multi-platform viewers to date to rank as the most-watched Friday regular comedy telecast on any network in 15 years, and Fox’s most-watched comedy on any night in 4 1/2 years. Leading out of that, the debut of The Cool Kids was the most-watched Friday broadcast comedy debut in almost six years. While both shows slipped in Week 2, Last Man Standing‘s ratings actually ticked up in Week 3 while The Cool Kids stabilized with a very small dip.
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Pennyworth': Paloma Faith Joins Epix Batman Prequel Series as ‘Sadistic’ Villain Bet Sykes

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Pennyworth': Paloma Faith Joins Epix Batman Prequel Series as ‘Sadistic’ Villain Bet Sykes
The cast of Epix’s upcoming Batman prequel series “Pennyworth” continues to grow.

Paloma Faith has joined the cast, which already includes Jack Bannon and Ben Aldridge, as Bet Sykes, who is described as a “spirited, sadistic and sharp-tongued villain.”

The 10-episode, one-hour drama will follow Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Bannon), a former British Sas soldier in his 20’s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Aldridge), who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.

Production on the series — based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger — begins Monday, Oct. 22 at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, in the UK.

The cast also includes Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, who will take on the series regular roles of Dave Boy and Bazza,
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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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‘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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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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S.W.A.T. Casts Grimm's Claire Coffee as Chris' Love Interest — With a Twist

Casual dating can involve much bigger questions than who’s going to pick up the check, as S.W.A.T.‘s Chris will find out firsthand in the Nov. 1 episode.

Grimm star Claire Coffee guest-stars in the hour as Kira, whom we learn Chris (played by Lina Esco) has been seeing. TVLine has learned that on their third date, Kira reveals that she is polyamorous, and she and her fiancé are looking for a new “third.” Will Chris, who identifies as bisexual, agree to join their triad?

Also in the episode, Debbie Allen (Grey’s Anatomy) guest-stars as Hondo’s mother, Charice.
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Super Deluxe to be Shut Down as Part of Warner-at&T Merger

The latest fallout in the aftermath of the At&T-Time Warner merger is the shuttering of Super Deluxe, the multi-platform digital venture that had been a part of the Turner Entertainment family since 2015.

Citing the company’s achievements over those three years, a WarnerMedia statement outlined reasons for ending its production. “There are now massive changes in the social and mobile-first ecosystem and duplication with other business units in our new WarnerMedia portfolio. Super Deluxe found inspiring ways of connecting with a new generation and many of their best practices will be adopted by other Turner properties as we redirect this investment back into our portfolio,” the statement read.

Super Deluxe had made headway in various corners of the entertainment world, offering up digital series like Dean Fleischer-Camp’s “David” (starring Nathan Fielder) and Sarah Ramos’ “City Girl,” which made IndieWire’s list of the Best Web Series of 2017. Earlier this year,
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TVLine Items: Supergirl Sis Cast, Pennyworth Adds Villainess and More

TVLine Items: Supergirl Sis Cast, Pennyworth Adds Villainess and More
The Olsen family tree is expanding on Supergirl: Azie Tesfai (Jane the Virgin) will recur during Season 4 of the CW series as James’ sister Kelly Olsen, our sister site Deadline reports.

Kelly is described as an intelligent woman with a large heart who joined the military in order to pay for medical school. Having recently been discharged, she is now finishing her training to become a psychiatrist.

Supergirl — which is also adding the iconic character Lex Luthor to its ranks this season — airs Sundays at 8/7c on The CW.

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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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The Five Best Kevin Costner Movies of his Career

One thing you can say about Kevin Costner and his movies is that he always seems to play the reluctant individual that doesn’t always want to get involved at first but ends up being pivotal to the story right from the start or at one point in the film. It’s not a bad part to play really since it speaks to a lot of us out there. We don’t want to get involved right away, but when push comes to shove and we don’t see a of choice then we’ll finally do something and pick a side. His characters aren’t

The Five Best Kevin Costner Movies of his Career
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NBC Announces Date for 2019 Billboard Music Awards

Though fall has only just set in, NBC is already anticipating springtime with the announcement of The 2019 Billboard Music Awards. The network announced Friday that the awards will air live on Wednesday, May 1 on NBC. The three hour telecast will begin at 8 p.m. Est, with a delayed broadcast airing on the West Coast at 8 p.m. Pst the same night.

This year’s show is airing a few weeks earlier than last year’s 2019 Billboard Music Awards, which aired on Sunday, May 20. The program raked in 7.9 million viewers, winning the time slot among the Big 4 networks. It earned a
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There's a Lot More Station 19 Coming Your Way This Season

Tgit just got a lot hotter: ABC is extending the second season of Station 19, initially just 13 episodes,to be a full season, which means the firefighters will likely be sticking around through the spring. ABC has not yet confirmed just how many episodes that "full season" will be though.

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Amazon Names James Farrell Head of International Originals

Amazon Studios has named James Farrell head of international originals. Previously head of content, international expansion for the e-commerce giant’s entertainment arm, Farrell will, in his new role, lead the international original teams in Japan, India, Europe, Mexico and Brazil as well as future locations.

“We’ve had significant success in this area to date and, by streamlining our International Originals Team under one creative leader, we can strategically carry out our ambitious global vision and ensure our future growth,” said Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke, to whom Farrell will report. “Breakout ideas can come from creators all over the world and,
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The Best Animated Shows for Adults on Netflix

Cartoons aren't just for kids anymore. Thanks to early adapters like The Simpsons, Beavis and Butt-Head and South Park, and their modern brethren like Family Guy and Rick and Morty, animated series are now commonly made to entertain us adult types, too. So, if you're looking to stream another show

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Was There a Good Movie Buried Somewhere in Sony’s ‘Venom?’

For as unwaveringly harsh as I have been on the Venom (2018) front – and for as ardently as I will go to bat for every last word I wrote about it – it really never had to be this way. Yes, a Venom movie that couldn’t use (let alone mention) Spider-Man was always going to be a head-scratcher. Yes, despite a character design that can’t help but be iconic, Venom could never seem to stand out against his nemesis’ other, more colorful, more interesting rogues. And yes, Sony’s been struggling to make a good movie, let alone a good

Was There a Good Movie Buried Somewhere in Sony’s ‘Venom?’
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‘Making a Murderer’ Review: Part 2 Is a Long, Painful Look at Old Evidence with Little New to Say

‘Making a Murderer’ Review: Part 2 Is a Long, Painful Look at Old Evidence with Little New to Say
Near the end of “Making a Murderer” Season 2, Steven Avery’s father, Allan, walks into his kitchen and has a telling series of reactions to five thick stacks of paper on his table. Initially, he’s horrified at the sight of these updated evidentiary documents, collected over 400 days by his son’s attorney and filed with the court house that morning. The looming tower of reports represents every bit of information that might prove relevant to freeing his imprisoned boy. Along with the rest of his family, Allan has been wrestling with disputed facts and supported theories about Steven’s actions for decades, and for a moment, it looks like the daunting sight of their summation might be too much for him to take.

But then Allan hears his son’s voice on the phone. His spirits pick up, and a gap-toothed smile cracks his face. Suddenly, he’s hopeful,
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‘Black Monday’ Trailer: Don Cheadle Takes Over in Showtime Comedy About Historic Wall Street Crash

‘Black Monday’ Trailer: Don Cheadle Takes Over in Showtime Comedy About Historic Wall Street Crash
Hollywood’s been no stranger to Wall Street, but with the help of Don Cheadle and Andrew Rannells, one new Showtime series is looking to dig deep into one of the financial sector’s darkest hours.

Black Monday” is one of Showtime’s biggest 2019 bets, a comedy about the lead-up to and aftermath of October 19, 1987, a day of a global money meltdown that saw nearly a quarter of the Dow Jones average disappear almost overnight.

Giving that day the “Big Short” treatment, this ten-episode series will chart the exploits of high-stakes Wall Street player Rod “The Jammer” Jaminski (Cheadle), who entices pure-intentioned Blair Shmerman (Rannells) to join his team. Fresh off a summer of “Support the Girls,” Regina Hall plays Jaminski’s second-in-command.

The trailer below definitely has some “Wolf of Wall Street” vibes too, featuring some trading room antics and some slow-motion realization that money situations are about to get very bad very soon.
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‘Station 19’ Nabs Full Season Order at ABC

ABC has ordered a full season of sophomore firehouse drama “Station 19.”

The series, which comes from Shondaland and is a spinoff of medical drama staple “Grey’s Anatomy,” stars Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George, Boris Kodjoe, Grey Damon, Barrett Doss, Alberto Frezza, Jay Hayden, Okieriete Onaodowan, Danielle Savre and Miguel Sandoval. Dermot Mulroney was recently announced to be a second season cast addition in a recurring role.

Stacy McKee serves as showrunner and executive producer, along with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, who executive produce. Paris Barclay serves as the producing director and executive producer. The show is produced by ABC Studios.
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Station 19: ABC Hands Grey's Anatomy Spinoff Full Season 2 Order

Station 19: ABC Hands Grey's Anatomy Spinoff Full Season 2 Order
One week after scoring record high ratings, Station 19 has been given a big vote of confidence by ABC. The firefighter-centric Grey’s Anatomy spinoff been picked up for a full season, the network announced Friday. The move extends the series’ Season 2 episode count from 13 to 22.

Buoyed by a highly-promoted crossover with Grey’s, Station 19 last week nabbed 6.5 million total viewers and a 1.3 demo rating, rising 25 and 18 percent week-to-week to mark series highs.On average through its first two episodes, the sophomore drama is drawing 7.9 million viewers and a 1.8 demo rating in Live+3 data.

Station 19 stars Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy Herrera,
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‘Dance Til Dawn’ at 30: The Team Reflects on ‘Unusual Casting Process,’ #MeToo Relevance and DJ Dick

The spring and summer of 1988 were consumed with a writers’ strike within the film and television industry, but one project that launched in the fall came out of it unscathed: “Dance ‘Til Dawn,” an original television movie about Hoover High’s senior prom first aired on NBC Oct. 23, 1988. The movie was a who’s who of 1980s television — from Kelsey Grammer and Alan Thicke, to Christina Applegate, Tempestt Bledsoe and Tracey Gold — and its multi-generational casting allowed it to be an early pioneer of content aimed at a co-viewing audience. It was also a love letter to Los Angeles, utilizing
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