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‘Alice’ Series Reboot From Diablo Cody & Liz Astrof Set At Fox As Put Pilot

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‘Alice’ Series Reboot  From Diablo Cody & Liz Astrof Set At Fox As Put Pilot
Another classic sitcom is eying a reboot. Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Alice, a multi-camera comedy based on the 1976 CBS TV series starring Linda Lavin. It comes from Diablo Cody (One Mississippi), Liz Astrof (2 Broke Girls) and Warner Bros. TV, which produced the original series and where Cody and her Vita Vera Films are based.

Written and executive produced by Cody and Astrof, Alice is based on the TV series Alice, which in turn was based on the 1974 feature film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, directed by Martin Scorsese. The Fox reboot centers on Long Island housewife Alice Hyatt, who has finally worked up the courage to leave her cheating husband. She drives cross-country to Arizona with her teenage son Tommy, and gets a job as a waitress at a roadside diner where the staff becomes their new surrogate family.

Warner Bros. TV co-produces with Vita Vera Films.
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Boomerang: RJ Walker and Paula Newsome Join BET Reboot Series

Boomerang: RJ Walker and Paula Newsome Join BET Reboot Series
Another reboot is in the works. Deadline reports RJ Walker and Paula Newsome have joined BET's new reboot series, Boomerang.

Based on the 1992 film, the TV show "will follow the lives of Jacqueline Boyer’s son (Tequan Richmond) and Marcus and Angela Graham’s daughter (Tetona Jackson) as they try to step out of their parents’ shadows and make a legacy of their own."

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‘Blood Ties’ Cop Drama From Jennifer Lopez, Vincent Laresca, Tom Szentgyorgyi & Appian Way Set At NBC

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‘Blood Ties’ Cop Drama From Jennifer Lopez, Vincent Laresca, Tom Szentgyorgyi & Appian Way Set At NBC
On the heels of Shades of Blue ending its run after three seasons, star/executive producer Jennifer Lopez has teamed with co-star Vincent Laresca for a new cop drama, which has been put in development by NBC. The project, Blood Ties, hails from former The Mentalist executive producer Tom Szentgyorgyi, Lopez and Elaine Goldsmith-ThomasNuyorican Productions, Appian Way and Universal TV, where Nuyorican is based.

Written by Szentgyorgyi, Blood Ties is a procedural crime show in the vein of NYPD Blue, which isbased on an idea by Laresca. When convicted homicide detective Steve Horvath is exonerated, he’s given his job back but finds he now has unconventional insight about the criminals he faces. Teaming up with an unexpected rookie who has a secret agenda of his own, Horvath must learn to adapt to life outside of prison while trying to figure out who framed him and why.

Szentgyorgyi executive
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Peaky Blinders: Season Five; Anya Taylor-Joy Joins Netflix Series

Peaky Blinders: Season Five;  Anya Taylor-Joy Joins Netflix Series
Anya Taylor-Joy is headed to Birmingham. BBC One just announced the Miniaturist star has joined season five of Peaky Blinders.

The period drama, which airs on the in the U.S., centers on a gang living and operating in 1920s Birmingham, England. The cast includes Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Tom Hardy, Annabelle Wallis, Sam Neill, Charlotte Riley, and Adrien Brody.

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‘Grimm’ Spinoff With A Female Lead In Works At NBC

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‘Grimm’ Spinoff With A Female Lead In Works At NBC
Grimm is eying a comeback. NBC is developing a spinoff from the supernatural series, which bowed out last year after six seasons. Like the original, the offshoot hails from Universal TV and Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s studio-based Hazy Mills Prods.

Written by Melissa Glenn (Marvel’s Iron Fist), the untitled spinoff, I hear, will center on a female Grimm. Per NBC, building off the mythology of the original series, the new show will feature returning fan favorites while also introducing new characters, new dangers and epic new mysteries. I hear no actors are currently attached but the idea is for the offshoot to feature some original cast members, regular or recurring.

Glenn executive produces with Hazy Mills’ Hayes and Milliner. Grimm co-creators/showrunners David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf will serve as consulting producers.

The original series followed Portland Homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), who discovered he is a Grimm,
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‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales Of The City’: Paul Gross To Reprise Role In Netflix Revival; Full Cast Set

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‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales Of The City’: Paul Gross To Reprise Role In Netflix Revival; Full Cast Set
Netflix has rounded out cast for Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, its 10-episode limited series revival. Paul Gross returns to reprise his role as Brian Hawkins from the original miniseries, ex-husband of Mary Ann Singleton and father of Shawna Hawkins, played by previously announced Laura Linney and Ellen Page, respectively. The series is currently in production for a 2019 premiere.

Murray Bartlett (Looking) has been cast as the lovable Michael ‘Mouse’ Tolliver, longtime resident at Barbary Lane and Mary Ann’s best friend; Charlie Barnett (Chicago Fire) plays Mouse’s boyfriend Ben Marshall; newcomers Josiah Victoria Garcia plays Jake Rodriguez, a newer resident on Barbary Lane who is a transgender man and a caregiver for Anna Madrigal (previously announced Olympia Dukakis) and May Hong (High Maintenance) as Jake’s long-term girlfriend Margot Park. Previously announced Barbara Garrick also returns as DeDe Halycon Day.

Recurring cast
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‘Pennyworth': Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett Join Cast of Epix Batman Prequel Series

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‘Pennyworth': Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett Join Cast of Epix Batman Prequel Series
Gotham” boss Bruno Heller’s next Batman prequel series, “Pennyworth,” is taking shape, as two more actors have been added to the cast of the upcoming Epix drama: Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett.

The series will focus on the early life of Batman’s legendary butler Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon). A former British Sas soldier in his 20s, Pennyworth forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London. Aldridge’s character is described as a “fresh-faced billionaire hailing from the east coast of the United States. Confident and extremely disciplined, this young aristocrat meets an unlikely business partner in Alfred Pennyworth.”

Fletcher and Bennett will take on the series regular roles of Dave Boy and Bazza, respectively — both lifelong friends of Alfred’s from their army days.

Also Read: 'Pennyworth': Ben Aldridge
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Phil Rosenthal, Adam Shankman to Adapt Japan’s ‘Train Man’ for Global Road TV

Phil Rosenthal, Adam Shankman to Adapt Japan’s ‘Train Man’ for Global Road TV
Cannes — “Everybody Loves Raymond” creator Phil Rosenthal and “Step Up” director Adam Shankman have cut a deal to adapt the Japanese TV series “Train Man” as a musical comedy for the U.S. market.

Rosenthal has teamed with “Raymond” alum Tucker Cawley and director Shankman to created a half-hour series based on Fuji TV’s “Train Man” property for Global Road Television, Vertigo Entertainment, Fuji TV and Amuse Group USA. Rosenthal and Cawley will pen the adaptation with Shankman on board to direct. The project was unveiled Tuesday at the Mipcom international TV sales conference.

“Train Man” tells the story
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‘Walking Dead’ Hits New Series Ratings Low

‘Walking Dead’ Hits New Series Ratings Low
The Walking Dead” posted a new series low in the Nielsen ratings with Sunday night’s episode.

The second episode of Season 9 of the AMC series drew a 2.0 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic and 4.9 million viewers in the Live+Same Day numbers. The show’s previous low in the key demo was a 2.4, which was set during Season 1. That is also very close to the show’s current low in total viewers, which is 4.7 million, also set during Season 1.

This week’s episode was also down around 20% in both measures from last week’s season premiere.

For the night as a whole,
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CBS' Post-Super Bowl Slot Goes to... World's Best Talent Show Premiere

Well, that’s one TV season prediction we fumbled. CBS on Wednesday announced that new talent competition series The World’s Best will launch on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, immediately following Super Bowl Liii.

As previously reported, The Late Late Show‘s James Corden will host the series and executive-produce alongside Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice). According to the official release, the show will feature “acts from every genre imaginable, from every corner of the planet” who will have to impress the judges (actress Drew Barrymore, Drag Race host RuPaul Charles and musician Faith Hill) and “the wall of the world” — 50 experts
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The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Hope Finds Out About Her Mother

The Bold and the Beautiful fans know that Bill will have some major decisions to make in the near future. He’s decided he wants to have Brooke back even though he was married to her a year ago and cheated on her with his daughter-in-law, Steffy. She was unhappy with him at the point because he refused to let things go with the Spectra and Forrester issues, and she was very right to be upset with him. He was a madman, and she’s on his side again. She wants to see him spend more time with his little son, and

The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Hope Finds Out About Her Mother
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Which Evan Peters Character Is Your American Horror Story Soulmate?

American Horror Story may get a new theme, storyline and cast each season, but one thing remains constant year after year: Evan Peters being a total babe.

American Horror Story quickly solidified Peters as a beloved internet boyfriend once Murder House introduced him as Tate Langdon in 2011. In the

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Jodie Whittaker’s ‘Doctor Who’ Debut Is Most-Watched Ever in U.K. for the Rebooted Series

Jodie Whittaker’s ‘Doctor Who’ Debut Is Most-Watched Ever in U.K. for the Rebooted Series
The opening episode of the new season of “Doctor Who,” starring Jodie Whittaker as the first regular female time lord, scored a new audience high in the U.K. for the modern iteration of the long-running show. New 4-screen measurements by British TV ratings organization Barb, which include non-tv online viewing, showed that the total audience for the Oct. 7 season opener reached 10.9 million across all devices.

The result gives Whittaker, the 13th Doctor, the best introduction for any Doctor since the show returned after a long hiatus in 2005, when Christopher Eccleston’s debut scored a consolidated audience of 10.8 million. The
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Issa Rae Talks About Her White Audience, Shonda Rhimes and Male Nudity

Issa Rae Talks About Her White Audience, Shonda Rhimes and Male Nudity
Upheaval in the entertainment business may have sent traditional players scrambling, but it’s what has enabled Issa Rae to put out the stories she wants to tell and that had long been overlooked, the star of HBO’s “Insecure” said Wednesday.

In times gone by, there was “a constant desire to appeal to a broad audience that I don’t necessarily feel today, and I think that’s the shift,” Rae told a rapt audience at Mipcom in Cannes, where she is being honored as Personality of the Year. “Where television in the ‘90s and early 2000s [was] geared to capture the biggest audiences possible,
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‘Spiral’ Co-Director Set to Write, Helm Mini-Series About Missing Malaysia Flight

Nora Melhli’s recently launched production company Alef One is set to produce an untitled thriller mini-series based on Ghyslain Wattrelos’s book “Flight MH370, A Life Rerouted” and Florence de Changy’s “Flight MH370 did not simply disappear.”

Gilles Bannier, the director of episodes of “Spiral” and “The Tunnel,” will write and direct the six-episode series. It will explore the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH37 which vanished in the depths of the Indian Ocean, carrying 239 passengers.

This mini-series will also follow the personal journey of Wattrelos (the author of the novel which the drama
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Father and Daughter Make Unreal Dark Crystal Inspired Halloween Costume

You’re going to be seeing plenty of Halloween related posts until October 31st. Deal with it. However, I will say this. Perhaps no parent and child costume combination will compete with what was produced last year. A father by the name of Michael Tapson has just set the bar extremely high with his Dark Crystal tribute. For those of you too young to remember, The Dark Crystal was a Jim Henson creation back in the 80s and both freaked out and impressed many of its viewers. It was an “adventure” fantasy type of movie that featured some extremely weird characters

Father and Daughter Make Unreal Dark Crystal Inspired Halloween Costume
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‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Doctor Who’ Help AMC Networks Hone Focus on Fans

The roar rivaled the sound that reverberates around Madison Square Garden when the New York Rangers score a goal.

On Oct. 6, 5,000-plus die-hard fans of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” gathered in the Theater at Madison Square Garden for the New York Comic Con panel that marked the swan song for series star Andrew Lincoln.

The hourlong session included much gushing from fans toward Lincoln for his long tenure on the show as the heroic Rick Grimes, which is set to end during the show’s current ninth season. “Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us,
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Mipcom: BBC, Arte, Sbs Acquire PBS’ ‘Chasing the Moon’

PBS International has sold space-race documentary series “Chasing the Moon” to a host of international broadcasters following a screening at Mipcom in Cannes, the company announced Wednesday. Among 13 broadcasters boarding the title are the BBC for the U.K., Arte for France and Germany, and Sbs in Australia.

The six-hour series, produced to commemorate next year’s 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, is expected to air around the world in the summer of 2019.

Directed by the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated Robert Stone, “Chasing the Moon” tells the behind-the-scenes story of Nasa’s mission to put a man on the moon.
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Young and the Restless Spoilers: Jack’s Plan is In Motion

Young and the Restless fans are just over here wondering what on earth made Ashley keep this secret from Jack for so long. He’s been looking for his father for how long now? He’s been a total mess who will lose his mind if he doesn’t find out where he came from, and she’s known and kept it from him? She’s a mess, too, but this all plays into what we know about Eileen Davidson leaving the show. Ash had to go out with a bang, and this is one of the best bangs we’ve seen in a long time.

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Jack’s Plan is In Motion
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