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BBC Names New ‘Top Gear’ Hosts to Succeed Matt LeBlanc

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BBC Names New ‘Top Gear’ Hosts to Succeed Matt LeBlanc
Comedian Paddy McGuinness and former cricket player Freddie Flintoff will replace Matt LeBlanc as presenters on “Top Gear,” the BBC announced Monday. The duo will join driver Chris Harris on the popular motoring show, while Rory Reid is stepping down from the main presenting lineup.

Season 27 of the series, which airs on BBC Two, will begin production in early 2019, with broadcast expected later in the year.

“This is a thrilling maneuver from the ‘Top Gear team,’ and I’m relishing what this trio will deliver,” said Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two. “Both Paddy and Freddie love their cars, but more than that, they’ll bring a new energy and competitive spirit to ‘Top Gear.'”

LeBlanc’s departure from the show was announced in May, paving the way for yet another reboot for “Top Gear” amid tumbling ratings. The “Friends” star and Chris Evans formed the first team that replaced longtime hosts Jeremy Clarkson,
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Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
“Simpsons” creator Matt Groening’s adult animated fantasy series, “Disenchantment,” has been renewed for a second season by Netflix, with the remainder of Season 1 (which premiered in August) streaming in 2019 and 20 episodes from the second installment rolling out in 2020 and 2021.

“We’re excited to continue this epic journey with Netflix,” creator and executive producer Groening said. “Stay tuned for more cranked-up suspense, infuriating plot twists, and beloved characters getting knocked off.”

Per Netflix, in “Disenchantment,” viewers are whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean (Abbi Jacobson), her feisty elf companion Elfo (Nat Faxon), and her personal demon Luci (Eric Andre). Along the way, the oddball trio encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.

The voice cast includes Jacobson,
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‘Shameless’ Mid-season Finale: Goodbye To All That

‘Shameless’ Mid-season Finale: Goodbye To All That
Tonight’s mid-season finale of Showtime’s Shameless was all about goodbyes – and not just until the season picks up again.

Warning: This article contains spoilers on the mid-season finale of Shameless. Proceed at your own risk….

The year was 2010. Barack Obama was finishing his first term as the nation dug out of the worst recession since the 1920s. Apple unveiled the iPad, Bp’s Deepwater Horizon oil pipeline exploded in the Gulf, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was Time’s Man of the Year.

And Cameron Monaghan was cast as an ensemble player on Showtime’s Shameless, playing Ian Gallagher, a gay, bipolar teenage son of a large Chicago family where dysfunction was the rule. He quickly drew raves for his performance.

But all good things must end, and Monaghan announced earlier via Instagram that he would be leaving the series at mid-year, joining the previous announcement by castmate Emmy Rossum,
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NYPD Blue sequel series gets a pilot order from ABC

NYPD Blue sequel series gets a pilot order from ABC
It looks like the classic 90s police procedural series NYPD Blue could be set for a return, with Variety reporting that ABC has granted a pilot production commitment to a sequel from original series writers and executive producers Matt Olmstead and Nick Wootton, along with Jesse Bochco, the son of NYPD Blue co-creator Steven Bochco.

The potential series will follow Theo Sipowicz, the son of Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz), as he looks to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating the murder of his father.

Created by Bochco and David Milch (Deadwood) and premiering on ABC in 1993, NYPD Blue ran for 261 episodes across twelve seasons and was the network’s longest running primetime drama until it was surpassed by Grey’s Anatomy in 2016. During its critically acclaimed run, it won 20 Emmy Awards and 4 Golden Globe Awards.

In addition to Franz, who was a regular for all 12 seasons,
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‘Walking Dead’ Recap: Tempers Flare as Alliances Begin to Crumble (Spoilers)

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‘Walking Dead’ Recap: Tempers Flare as Alliances Begin to Crumble (Spoilers)
Spoiler Alert: Do not keep reading if you have not seen Episode 3 of Season 9 of “The Walking Dead,” titled “Warning Signs”

The Walking Dead” continued it’s strong forward momentum in Season 9, with this week’s episode continuing to show the deterioration of the fragile alliance that has been forged.

The episode opens with Justin (Zach McGowan)–the Savior who raised the ire of Daryl (Norman Reedus) in the first two episodes of the season–lying dead on the ground near a brick building. Soon, he reanimates as a walker and rises back to his feet.

The next morning, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) walks through Alexandria in the early morning and visits Carl’s grave. He leaves a freshly grown tomato from the community’s gardens near the grave as a sign of the future Carl helped inspire. Back at home, he and Michonne (Danai Gurira) talk about the bridge building project and her charter.
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‘Tonight Show’ Shuffle: Mike Dicenzo Steps Down From Executive Producer Role

One of the three top producers of NBC’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” announced Monday he would step down from his role at the show, giving rise to speculation about whether someone else might be named to help lead the program in days ahead.

Mike Dicenzo, a writer and producer who has worked with host Jimmy Fallon for a decade, said via Twitter that he would leave the program, “one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever made, and one I’ve been grappling with this year. Ultimately, I just felt it was time,” he said. “And thankfully, Jimmy
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‘The Haunting of Hill House’: How’d They Pull Off That Terrifying Long-Take Sequence from Episode 6 — Watch

‘The Haunting of Hill House’: How’d They Pull Off That Terrifying Long-Take Sequence from Episode 6 — Watch
The Haunting of Hill House” is terrifying. Thinking about how director Mike Flanagan and the cast and crew of the new series pulled off a centerpiece tracking shot longer than some entire Netflix episodes is even more terrifying.

A new behind-the-scenes peek into the making of “The Haunting of Hill House” breaks down some of the logistics and emotions that went into making that part of Episode 6 (“Two Storms”) work. Light on spoilers for those who may not be at that point in the show yet, this overview still manages to show how all the moving parts had to be just right for the plan to work.

There’s a list of things going on in this shot that Stefon would be proud of: spirits appearing out of nowhere, kids in wheelchairs, moving statues, a dripping fireplace flue, plenty of flashlights. Flanagan describes how the set was built specifically to
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Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Propagate Partner, Name Galt Niederhoffer Head of Production

Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Propagate Partner, Name Galt Niederhoffer Head of Production
Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Propagate Content have entered into a new development and producing partnership and named Galt Niederhoffer head of production.

The two companies will work together to focus on scripted dramas for network, premium cable and streaming, as well as non-scripted television. Propagate is financing the development slate, and writer/producer Niederhoffer will oversee the new division.

“Over the past three years, Propagate has formed development partnerships with leading production and broadcast companies and executives around the world with an eye to developing world-class content,” Ben Silverman, Propagate’s chairman and co-ceo, and Howard T. Owens, Propagate’s co-ceo,
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Eight Films That Represent Adolescence Extremely Well

Plenty of movies contain adolescents. Hell even High School Musical is a movie about kids in high school, relationships, and singing to your heart’s content. But just because a movie has teenagers in it doesn’t mean that it covers adolescence accurately. While there are tons of movies out there that explore teen issues, it doesn’t necessarily mean that these are “real” issues that many adolescents face. I felt that the eight films below all represent adolescence very well. And they each brought a unique perspective to a given time era. Stand By Me Let’s face it. It doesn’t get much

Eight Films That Represent Adolescence Extremely Well
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‘Inside North Korea’s Dynasty,’ About Ruling Kim Family, Set for National Geographic (Exclusive)

With relations between North Korea and the West in the spotlight, National Geographic is launching a series looking at the ruling Kim family, which has controlled the secretive East Asian state for three generations.

U.K.-based 72 Films is producing the four-part factual series, titled “Inside North Korea’s Dynasty,” which has been a year in the making. Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin, the directors of acclaimed Nat Geo documentary “La 92” on the L.A. riots, were consultants on the series.

The meeting in June between current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump made global headlines.
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Arrow Exclusive Sneak Peek: Felicity and Curtis are Back in Action!

The former members of TeamArrow might not be able to spend their nights playing vigilante anymore in the new season of Arrow, but it looks like old habits die hard when it comes to Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Curtis' (Echo Kellum) team-ups.

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Sarah Silverman Says Louis C.K. Used to Masturbate in Front of Her With Her Consent

Sarah Silverman Says Louis C.K. Used to Masturbate in Front of Her With Her Consent
Sarah Silverman appeared on the October 22 episode of Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show and was inevitably asked about her friend, Louis C.K., who has started making stand-up comedy appearances in New York City a year after admitting to sexual misconduct. C.K. came forward last fall to say the claims that he masturbated in front of several female comics were true, and Silverman told Stern that C.K. masturbated in front of her, albeit with her consent.

“I know I’m going to regret saying this,” Silverman said. “I’ve known Louis forever, I’m not making excuses for him, so please don’t take this that way. We are peers. We are equals. When we were kids, and he asked if he could masturbate in front of me, sometimes I’d go, ‘Fuck yeah I want to see that!’… It’s not analogous to the other women that
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‘Homecoming’ Trailer: Sam Esmail Channels Hitchcockian Paranoia in Latest Look at Amazon’s Julia Roberts-Led Thriller

It doesn’t take much for Monday to start off with a slight bit of paranoia, dread, and uncertainty. But just in case, Amazon’s offering up one last look at its upcoming drama series “Homecoming.”

Starring Julia Roberts and based on the popular Gimlet podcast of the same name, the show takes a deep dive into an eerie mystery lodged inside a government health facility. Heidi Bergman (Roberts) follows the thread of a shadowy conspiracy that somehow involves her work at Homecoming and an old patient Walter Cruz (Stephan James).

Following on her trail? Agent Thomas Carrasco (Shea Whigham) asking plenty of questions about Heidi’s past work. Heidi’s old boss Colin Belfast (Bobby Cannavale) also quickly gets caught up in the web of intrigue as well.

As IndieWire’s Ben Travers pointed out in his review out of Tiff last month, “Homecoming” has some nice nods to thrillers of decades past.
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Ratings: Charmed and Supergirl Dip, Sunday Night Football Hits Low

The CW’s Supergirl in its second Sunday outing delivered 1.33 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating, down 12 percent and a tenth from its season opener to respectively flirt with and match series lows. Get scoop on what’s ahead.

Leading out of that, Charmed (1.3 mil/0.4) was down 17 percent and a tenth from its reboot debut.

Elsewhere….

ABC | Afv (5.5 mil/0.8) dipped, DWTS: Juniors (4.8 mil/0.8) was steady, and both Shark Tank (4 mil/0.8) and The Alec Baldwin Show (2.2 mil/0.4) ticked up.

CBS | Pending adjustment due to football things, God Friended Me (9.2 mil/1.3) is currently up 17 and 30 percent, while NCIS: La (8.1 mil
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General Hospital Spoilers: Nina’s Daughter Drama

General Hospital fans know that Drew has had a very long week. He’s been given an option to help Margaux plan a murder case against Jason, Sonny, and everyone else in their lives. She’s aware that he has Jason’s memories, and they are accurate. However, she wants him to use those to help her build the case she needs to build. She’s not in a good place right now because she’s obsessing over all of this, but she wants him to do this. He’s not sure what to do. He knows that she will do everything in her power to

General Hospital Spoilers: Nina’s Daughter Drama
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Here's When Rick Grimes' Final Episode of The Walking Dead Will Air

Rick Grimes' (Andrew Lincoln) final episode of The Walking Dead is coming up very soon. The Walking Dead comics' Twitter account confirmed on Sunday that Rick's last ride will be in the fifth episode of this season, which will air Sunday, Nov. 4.

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Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer Lead Football Fans to New Frontier Via Amazon Stream

Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer Lead Football Fans to New Frontier Via Amazon Stream
Hannah Storm knows football fans have to take an extra step to listen to her and Andrea Kremer broadcast “Thursday Night Football.” “It is your choice,” she told viewers during last week’s game between the Denver Broncos and the Arizona Cardinals.

You won’t find the duo holding forth on Fox, which owns TV rights to the NFL’s Thursday-night showcase. To get to them, a sports aficionado must subscribe to Amazon Prime, then opt not only to stream each week’s contest, but also toggle the audio selection to “Storm-Kremer” rather than sticking with the default Fox feed.
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‘Disenchantment’ Renewed by Netflix for 20 More Episodes, Ensuring Matt Groening’s Animated Series Will Live on Until 2021

‘Disenchantment’ Renewed by Netflix for 20 More Episodes, Ensuring Matt Groening’s Animated Series Will Live on Until 2021
If you’re a fan of “Disenchantment,” brace yourself for good news: Matt Groening’s animated Netflix series isn’t going anywhere for at least three more years. The streaming giant has renewed the show for 20 more episodes, which will air in 2020 and 2021; new episodes of season one are set to premiere next year. It has a ways to go before even approaching the longevity of either “The Simpsons” or “Futurama,” but rest assured you shan’t be living in a world without Matt Groening cartoons anytime soon.

“We’re excited to continue this epic journey with Netflix. Stay tuned for more cranked-up suspense, infuriating plot twists, and beloved characters getting knocked off,” Groening said in a statement that clearly came from the heart. Set in Dreamland, a medieval fantasy kingdom populated by hard-drinking princess and personal demons, “Disenchantment” premiered to mixed-to-positive reviews in August.

In his review, IndieWire’s
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‘Disenchantment’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

Netflix has renewed Matt Groening’s animated comedy series “Disenchantment” for a second season.

The streamer has ordered another 20 episodes of the series, which will be rolled out in two installments like Season 1. The first batch of episodes debuted back in August, with the second part of the first season to premiere in 2019. The second season will then debut in 2020, with the second half of the season premiering in 2021.

“We’re excited to continue this epic journey with Netflix,” Groening said. “Stay tuned for more cranked-up suspense, infuriating plot twists, and beloved characters getting knocked off.”

The series takes place
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Disenchantment Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix, Returning in 2019

Netflix is clearly enchanted by Disenchantment: The streaming service has renewed the adult animated series for Season 2, TVLine has learned.

Disenchantment, which hails from Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening, debuted in August with its first 10 episodes — aka the first half of Season 1. The second set of 10 episodes will release sometime in 2019, while Season 2 will also be split among two, 10-episode releases in 2020 and 2021.

“We’re excited to continue this epic journey with Netflix,” Groening said in a statement. “Stay tuned for more cranked-up suspense, infuriating plot twists, and beloved characters getting knocked off.”

Disenchantment takes place in the medieval kingdom of Dreamland,
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