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Jurnee Smollett-Bell to Star in HBO's 'Lovecraft Country'

Jurnee Smollett-Bell to Star in HBO's 'Lovecraft Country'
HBO has set up an Underground reunion on Lovecraft Country.

Actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell has been tapped to reunite with Underground showrunner Misha Green and star in the latter's Jordan Peele- and J.J. Abrams-produced HBO drama series Lovecraft Country.

Picked up straight to series last May, Lovecraft Country is based on the 2016 novel from Matt Ruff. It follows Atticus Black as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both...
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Katee Sackhoff to Play Astronaut in Netflix Straight-to-Series Drama 'Another Life'

Katee Sackhoff to Play Astronaut in Netflix Straight-to-Series Drama 'Another Life'
Katee Sackhoff is returning to space (and Netflix).

The Battlestar Galactica alum has been tapped to star in space drama Another Life, which has been ordered straight-to-series at Netflix.

The 10-episode drama revolves around astronaut Niko Breckenridge (Sackhoff), who leads a crew on a mission to explore the genesis of an alien artifact. As she and her young crew investigate, they face unimaginable danger on what might very well be a one-way mission.

The drama hails from Halfire Entertainment, marking the company's second series at Netflix following Alias Grace. Aaron Martin created the series...
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‘Billions’ Renewed For Fourth Season By Showtime

‘Billions’ Renewed For Fourth Season By Showtime
Showtime has ordered a fourth season of its hit drama series Billions, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. In addition, the series, which currently airs Sundays at 10 PM, will move to 9 PM ET/PT starting next Sunday, May 6 to anchor the night and serve as the lead-in for the season two premiere of I'm Dying Up Here.

Billions continues to be a strong ratings performer for Showtime. The season three premiere on March 25 was its highest-rated ever, up 23 percent from
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Disney Channel Orders ‘Star Wars Resistance’ Animated Series

Disney Channel Orders ‘Star Wars Resistance’ Animated Series
The anime-inspired series “Star Wars Resistance” will premiere on Disney Channel in the U.S. in the fall.

“Resistance” will also air on Disney XD and around the world after the fall debut. The show follows a young pilot named Kazudo Xiono who was recruited by the Resistance to spy on the increasing threat of the First Order. The time period explored in the series will be uncharted territory as the events occur prior to the 2015 blockbuster “The Force Awakens.”

In addition to new characters and ace pilots, the adventure will include beloved characters from the “Star Wars” franchise such as BB-8, Poe Dameron,
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Netflix Orders Gabriel Iglesias Multi-Cam Comedy, 2 Standup Specials

Netflix Orders Gabriel Iglesias Multi-Cam Comedy, 2 Standup Specials
Netflix is lining up even more laughs for viewers with three new projects from comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, including a multi-cam comedy series and two stand-up specials.

In the streaming service’s upcoming Iglesias-led sitcom, titled “Mr. Iglesias,” the comedian plays a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He teaches gifted, but misfit kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat assistant principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential.

The first of Iglesias’ two upcoming stand-up comedy specials for Netflix will be taped during “One Show Fits All,” the comedian’s current world tour. The second will be produced at a later date.
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Primetime Emmys: Michael Che and Colin Jost of ‘SNL’ to Host This Year’s Ceremony

Primetime Emmys: Michael Che and Colin Jost of ‘SNL’ to Host This Year’s Ceremony
Michael Che and Colin Jost will host the 2018 Emmys. The “Weekend Update” duo, who deliver the news on “Saturday Night Live,” will bring their comedy stylings to the awards telecast on September 17. They’ll succeed Stephen Colbert, who hosted last year’s event.

Jost has been a writer on “SNL” since 2005 and a “Weekend Update” co-anchor since 2014; he’s also one of the show’s head writers. He himself has been nominated for four Emmys. Che, too, has been co-anchoring “Weekend Update” since 2014 and was also named co-head writer late last year.

Last year’s awards were dominated by “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Big Little Lies.” Nominations for this year’s awards will be announced on Thursday, July 12.
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NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Select Heisman Winner Baker Mayfield; USC’s Sam Darnold Goes Third

The Cleveland Brown selected quarterback Baker Mayfield of the University of Oklahoma as the No.1 choice in the 2018 NFL draft, ending the mystery on who might be the top choice in a field rich with quarterbacks. Mayfield, who walked on twice in college, first for Texas Tech and then after transferring to Oklahoma, became the Heisman Trophy winner last year as the top player in college. But many in the NFL questioned his size and temperment…
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Tom Brokaw Accused of Sexual Harassment By Former NBC Anchor (Exclusive Video)

Linda Vester had a reputation for covering tough stories. As a war correspondent for NBC News in the ’90s, she spent three tours of duty in the Middle East and took two assignments in Africa.

But as it turned out, her biggest battle at work wasn’t in the field. She says it was as a victim of sexual harassment by Tom Brokaw, the legendary newsman who manned the anchor desk for “NBC Nightly News” for 22 years and hosted “Today” and “Meet the Press.”

In a series of interviews with Variety conducted over several months, Vester alleged that Brokaw physically
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Elementary Boss: Sherlock's Health 'Will Be a Problem' for Work, Put Stress on His Partnership With Joan

When CBS’ Elementary (finally) returns for Season 6 this Monday at 10/9c, Sherlock will get a diagnosis for his hallucinations which will severely disrupt the work that he does with Joan.

“Sherlock’s health is going to impact the professional side of their partnership and the domestic side,” executive producer Rob Doherty tells TVLine.

Read on as the Ep previews the P.I.’s medical outlook and the new friend (played by Dexter‘s Desmond Harrington) who might help him through his struggle.

Tvline | What can you share about Sherlock’s condition when the season begins?

Obviously, at the end of last season,
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Stan Lee Faces More Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The hits keep coming for Stan Lee as the 95-year old face of Marvel has been hit anew with more sexual misconduct allegations. It’s sad really since so many want to believe in this guy after he’s been bilked out of his fortune by his caretakers and daughter no less, and then accused, falsely as it’s been found, of sexual misconduct by those looking for an easy payday. Add into the mix the fact that someone managed to forge a form that allowed his blood to be drawn and then sold to someone so that it could be mixed in

Stan Lee Faces More Sexual Misconduct Allegations
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TV News Roundup: Paramount Network Debuts Trailer for Kevin Costner Series ‘Yellowstone’ (Watch)

In today’s roundup, Paramount Network debuts the trailer for Kevin Costner’s “Yellowstone,” while National Geographic releases behind-the-scenes video of “Grey’s Anatomy” star T.R. Knight transforming into Max Jacob for “Genius: Picasso.”

First Looks

Paramount Network has dropped the official trailer for Kevin Costner‘s new series “Yellowstone,” which is set to premiere on Wednesday, June 20 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt. Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, who penned both “Sicario” and “Hell or High Water,” the show boasts a cast that includes Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, and Danny Huston. Watch below.

National Geographic has released two behind-the-scenes videos of T.
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Stx Entertainment Files For Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing

Stx Entertainment, as has long been suggested would be the case, has filed for an Ipo on the Hong Kong stock exchange. If accepted, the proposal would make Bob Simonds’ fledgling studio the first U.S.-based entertainment company to go public on the Hong Kong exchange. The company was valued at $1.5B last year, however, it has been reported previously that the company could be valued as high as $3.5B after the Ipo. Since its inception, Stx has been modeling itself to…
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A New Doom Movie is in Development: Is There Any Hope?

Doom has a lot of ground to cover now that a new movie is in development. Whether or not there’s any hope for it however remains to be seen since the legacy of the last one has kind of tainted the whole idea of whether or not Doom can actually be a successful movie. Right now it sounds like it might be headed straight for digital, to either Netflix or another streaming service, or straight to DVD. As a start that would give it the advantage over the previous movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Karl Urban, which was a poor

A New Doom Movie is in Development: Is There Any Hope?
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Nicollette Sheridan On Her ‘Desperate Housewives’ Lawsuit: “I Was A Victim Of Assault”

Actress Nicollette Sheridan opened up today about her years-long legal battle against Desperate Housewives and various executives affiliated with the show, saying she regretted not speaking up sooner. Appearing on the CBS show The Talk, Sheridan – who now is a part of the Dynasty series on the CW – talked about her years of legal entanglements in her wrongful dismissal suit. Sheridan has contended that her character was suddenly killed off in early 2009 because of…
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NHL Playoffs First-Round Coverage Scores For NBC Sports

The opening round of the NHL’s 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs saw a pair of series sweeps and only one Game 7, but NBC Sports’ coverage still hit its best total-audience numbers in six years. And Wednesday night’s Game 7 of the Boston Bruins-Toronto Maple Leafs series was the most-watched first-round game ever on Nbcsn. Total audience delivery for the 42 first-round games across NBC, Nbcsn, CNBC, Golf Channel, USA Network, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app averaged 769,000…
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Bill Cosby Verdict Aftermath: “I Think Everybody Got To See Who He Really Is,” Da Says

During the Bill Cosby trial, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele referenced Cliff Huxtable and the TV character everyone thought they knew. Then he told them about the person he considered the real Cosby, the sexual predator who would do anything to keep his crimes hidden from public view. Finally, after two trials and numerous hearings, Steele could enjoy knowing he had proven that claim. "I think everybody got to see who he really is," he said after the…
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TV Talk Podcast: Emmy Comedy Actress Race Wide Open

Deadline’s TV Talk podcast returns with a deep dive into the Primetime Emmys’ Outstanding Actress in a Comedy race. In past years this would be a quick conversation: Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has dominated in the category, winning the past six Emmys in a row to set a record. But with Louis-Dreyfus and her HBO show not in the running this year, that opens up the field. We’ll spare you a drawn-out argument about who becomes the new frontrunner: We both agree it is Rachel…
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The Road to Infinity War: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Although for decades he was shoved aside, forgotten or hazily remembered as “grandpa’s favorite superhero” – essentially making him the Werther’s of comic book headliners – Captain America means something. You don’t wrap your superhero – the first Avenger – in the literal American flag if he doesn’t. While it may be a bit obvious to anybody who’s been paying attention for the past decade, it never-the-less warrants saying. Captain America is the Superman of the McU. He might not be the fastest or the strongest or the most powerful – in fact, a well-placed knife blade or gunshot will

The Road to Infinity War: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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Stana Katic Is a Sign of the Changing Times in Hollywood

Actress Stana Katic turned 40 today and she’s more proof that the days of Hollywood’s notorious ideas about women over 30 no longer apply. Over eight seasons many watched Katic as Detective Kate Beckett on the ABC procedural dramedy Castle. Since that show ended she’s been quite busy! This year her successful Amazon series Absentia – a dramatic thriller she both stars in and is an executive producer – is filming its second season. Then, according to Deadline, she’ll be jumping into a Sarah Megan Thomas (Equity) and Lydia Dean Pilcher (Queen of Katwe) film project about female World

Stana Katic Is a Sign of the Changing Times in Hollywood
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Priyanka Chopra on Defying Stereotypes: ‘My Ethnicity Doesn’t Define My Opportunity’

Priyanka Chopra on Defying Stereotypes: ‘My Ethnicity Doesn’t Define My Opportunity’
“Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra spoke about her journey to become the first South Asian woman to headline a network show, along with her thoughts on the future of the #MeToo movement at Variety’s Empowered Brunch on Wednesday.

Talking to Variety‘s Elizabeth Wagmeister, Chopra said that in India, where she was raised, “it’s a privilege to be able to have an opinion, something that all of us sitting in this room take for granted. We live in a world where we actually have a voice and can use it, we can make life decisions for ourselves, we can
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