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‘Manifest’ Gets Order For Three Additional Episodes From NBC

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‘Manifest’ Gets Order For Three Additional Episodes From NBC
NBC has picked up three episodes of breakout new drama Manifest, bringing the total freshman episode count to 16.

The size of the order, which is below full-season 22 episodes, is not surprising. Shorter-run seasons — between 13 and 18 episodes — have become the norm for heavily serialized broadcast dramas, including NBC’s This Is Us, Fox’s Empire and ABC’s How To Get Away with Murder.

So far this fall “Manifest” has averaged a 3.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 17.2 million viewers in L+7, making it television’s #1 new series in both measures. Counting all entertainment programs on broadcast and cable, “Manifest” ranks #4 in L+7 adult 18-49 averages behind only “This Is Us,” “The Walking Dead” and “The Big Bang Theory” and #2 in total viewers behind only “Big Bang.” Adding in alternate platform viewing raises the “Manifest” L+7 18-49 rating to a 5.1.

“Manifest” stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise,
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Juno Dawson’s ‘Meat Market’ in Line for TV Adaptation (Exclusive)

Juno Dawson’s ‘Meat Market’ in Line for TV Adaptation (Exclusive)
Unstoppable Film & Television has landed the rights to “Meat Market,” the upcoming novel by Juno Dawson, the author of several young adult books with LGBT themes.

Noel Clarke and Jason Maza’s burgeoning shingle will work up the book as a TV series. The production company has a deal with All3Media and is developing “Meat Market” as part of that. It will be the first time that one of Dawson’s titles has been adapted for TV.

Set in the world of modelling, the book follows Jana Novak, a 16-year-old girl of Serbian descent, as she is catapulted from her
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‘NYPD Blue’ Follow-Up Series Lands Pilot Production Commitment at ABC

‘NYPD Blue’ Follow-Up Series Lands Pilot Production Commitment at ABC
A new installment of “NYPD Blue” has scored a pilot production commitment at ABC, Variety has learned.

The new series follows Andy Sipowicz’s son, Theo, as he tries to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating his father’s murder. Original series writers and executive producers Matt Olmstead and Nick Wootton will write and executive produce the new show, with Jesse Bochco–son of “NYPD Blue” co-creator Steven Bocho–executive producing and directing. Dayna Bochco, Steven’s wife, will produce. ABC Studios will produce in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

Olmstead is repped by Wme and Bloom Hergott.
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Joshua Bassett to Lead High School Musical Series

Joshua Bassett to Lead High School Musical Series
Joshua Bassett has been cast in the lead role of the highly anticipated 'High School Musical The Musical,' a series for Disney's upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is set to launch in late 2019. It is based on the iconic Emmy Award-winning 'High School Musical' franchise. The series will be filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah, in a single camera documentary style.
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‘Orange Is the New Black’ to End With Season 7

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ to End With Season 7
Orange Is the New Black” is set to end after its upcoming seventh season on Netflix. The cast of the series broke the news in a video post on Wednesday, which can be viewed below.

Netflix had renewed the Lionsgate-produced series for three seasons ahead of the Season 4 premiere in 2016. As part of the deal, series showrunner Jenji Kohan will remain in that role through Season 7. The critically-acclaimed dramedy initially followed the inmates of Litchfield Minimum Security Prison, with Season 6 seeing many of the main cast move to the Maximum Security Prison often mentioned in the series.

The series stars Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Dascha Polanco, Danielle Brooks, Selenis Leyva, Taryn Manning, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Adrienne C. Moore, Elizabeth Rodriguez Michael Harney and Nick Sandow. Lionsgate produces the series for Netflix.

More to come…

Warning: This may make you cry.
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‘Elite’ Gets Netflix Season 2 Order

‘Elite’ Gets Netflix Season 2 Order
Teen mystery series “Elite” has been renewed for a second season by Netflix, the streaming giant announced Wednesday in Spain.

Netflix’s second Spanish original drama, “Elite” was released worldwide on Oct. 5, gathering positive reviews from TV critics in Spain and abroad.

Offering eight episodes entirely shot in 4K, Season 2 is scheduled to launch in 2019.

The series is set at Las Encinas, the most exclusive high school in Spain, whose students belong to swankily wealthy families, apart from three working class kids who have just been admitted after their tin pot school collapses. The class and culture gulf sparks an escalating series of confrontations,
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‘Animals’ Canceled After Three Seasons at HBO

‘Animals’ Canceled After Three Seasons at HBO
HBO has canceled the animated series “Animals” after three seasons, Variety has confirmed.

The series was created by executive producers Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano, with Duplass Brothers Productions producing. The animated comedy series focused on the downtrodden creatures native New York City, including rats, pigeons, and bedbugs. Matarese and Luciano also wrote and directed all the episodes, and voiced many of the characters.

The series also featured a number of guest stars lending their voices. Season 3’s guest lineup included stars like Awkwafina, Marcia Clark, Edie Falco, David Harbour, Lucy Liu, Carol Kane, Johnny Knoxville, John Leguizamo, Natasha Lyonne,
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‘Brockmire’ Season 3 Adds Martha Plimpton in Recurring Guest Role (Exclusive)

‘Brockmire’ Season 3 Adds Martha Plimpton in Recurring Guest Role (Exclusive)
Martha Plimpton has been cast in “Brockmire” Season 3 in a recurring guest role, Variety has learned exclusively.

Plimpton will play Brockmire’s newest sponsor, Shirley. She is described as a cigarette-smoking, no-nonsense woman who has been 8 years sober. She’s seen every excuse in the book and finds Brockmire’s attempts at explaining his bad behavior hilarious. She’s about to show him the harsh realities of sobriety, the ones they don’t teach you in meetings.

Plimpton most recently appeared in the critically-acclaimed series “Younger.” Her other recent TV credits include “The Real O’Neals,” “The Blacklist,” and “Raising Hope.
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‘Single Parents’ Lands Full-Season Order From ABC

‘Single Parents’ Lands Full-Season Order From ABC
ABC has given a full-season order to freshman comedy “Single Parents.”

The pick-up makes “Single Parents” the first new series of the season to have its order extended by ABC. Through its first three episodes, the series, from 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios is averaging an audience of 5.6 million viewers and a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demo according to Nielsen live-plus-same-day numbers. Through three weeks it sits as the No. 2 series in its Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. time period.

J.J. Philbin and Elizabeth Meriwether are the show’s creators and executive producers. Katherine Pope, Erin O’Malley and
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Manifest Lands 3 More Episodes at NBC

The mystery of Flight 828 has been extended at NBC. The network on Thursday ordered three additional episodes of its freshman drama Manifest, bringing its Season 1 episode count to 16 installments.

The three-episode extension does not technically qualify as a full-season order, which would have brought Season 1 to 22 episodes. According to an NBC insider, the network has “the utmost faith and confidence” in Manifest, but chose not to order a traditional “back nine” of the series primarily for scheduling and creative reasons.

“Full-season orders of less than 22 episodes are quite common today. In fact, the first three seasons of NBC’s hit
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‘A Star is Born’ Marks the Stellar Debut of Director Bradley Cooper and A-List Actress Lady Gaga

There’s no question that Hollywood loves remakes. If something makes enough money the first time around, it’s safe bet that it’s going to make even more now that people know what they’re in for. And even though action and horror movies have a reputation for being the most tiresomely recycled, it’s actually A Star Is Born that has proven to be one of Hollywood’s oldest and most frequently retold stories. Maybe that’s because it almost inevitably turns out to be one of the best received movie of any generation it’s remade for. The first A Star Is Born (1937) was

‘A Star is Born’ Marks the Stellar Debut of Director Bradley Cooper and A-List Actress Lady Gaga
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Heather Graham Sets Adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s ‘Hypnotist’s Love Story’ at ABC

Heather Graham Sets Adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s ‘Hypnotist’s Love Story’ at ABC
In a competitive situation, Heather Graham has sold an adaptation of the Liane Moriarty book “The Hypnotist’s Love Story” to ABC as a put pilot, Variety has learned.

Graham will star in and executive produce the project. In the show, after a string of failed romances, successful hypnotherapist Ellen is optimistic about her current boyfriend, until he reveals a disturbing truth: a stalker ex-girlfriend who has been following him for years. Ellen finds herself intrigued and oddly thrilled by the stalker, entirely unaware that they’ve already met. Which role Graham will play in the series is yet to be determined.
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‘The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror’: A ‘Jurassic World’ Parody Includes a Very Familiar Dinosaur

‘The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror’: A ‘Jurassic World’ Parody Includes a Very Familiar Dinosaur
It’s well-established at this point: Even in a rarified tropical environment, nothing good happens inside a glass-walled circular travel pod. That lesson seems to play a part in the upcoming “Treehouse of Horror Xxix” episode of “The Simpsons,” which sees the family trapped in a “Jurassic World”-style park. The twist here seems to be that someone has infused dinosaurs with DNA from some familiar faces.

It’s the latest installment of the long-running animated series’ annual Halloween episode, a tradition that dates back to the Season 2 in 1990. This year’s edition featured prominently in the show’s San Diego Comic-Con poster, unveiled back in July. Last year’s “Xxviii” featured riffs on “The Exorcist,” “Coraline” and general cannibalism.

True to “Treehouse” form, this is just one of the segments from this year’s 29th edition. Aside from the dino-infused Mr. Burns shenanigans, other parts include an eating contest
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‘Manifest’ Picked Up for Three Additional Episodes at NBC

NBC has ordered three more episodes of the hit freshman drama “Manifest,” the broadcaster announced Thursday.

That brings the show’s Season 1 episode count to 16. Though shows are typically ordered for 22- or 24-episode seasons on broadcast, this is not always the case. For example, NBC’s hit drama “This Is Us” has aired 18-episode seasons throughout its run. Meanwhile, NBC’s critically-acclaimed comedy “The Good Place” runs for 13 episodes a season.

The series stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina and Parveen Kaur. Jeff Rake writes and executive produces. David Frankel directs and executive produced the pilot.
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Lex Luthor Is Headed to Supergirl — Who Should Play the Iconic Big Bad?

This is enough to make Kara’s hair stand on end: Lex Luthor is bringing his one-man creep show to National City!

The CW announced Thursday that the iconic DC baddie will turn up on Supergirl in Season 4, with casting for the recurring role set to commence in the very near future. (That’s your cue to drop Michael Rosenbaum’s name a suggestion or two in the comments below.)

News of Luthor’s imminent arrival comes on the heels of Elizabeth Tulloch being tapped to play Lois Lane (opposite Tyler Hoechlin‘s returning Superman) in the forthcoming three-part Arrowverse crossover.
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ABC to Adapt Israeli Romantic Comedy Series ‘Baker and the Beauty’

ABC has given a put pilot commitment to an American adaptation of the Israeli series “The Baker and the Beauty,” Variety has learned.

The new version of the one-hour romantic comedy series follows the Miami love story between a simple baker and an international superstar. Noa Hollander has it all: she’s the most famous woman in the country, the beautiful daughter of a real estate magnate, a successful model with an international career and – up until now – one half of a Hollywood power couple. The son of Cuban immigrants, Daniel is a simple guy who still lives with his
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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Sami and Eric Break In

Days of Our Lives fans watched as Hope shared her believe with Rafe, but we don’t know that he believed anything she had to say. We don’t know that she had anything positive to think about this at all, and we don’t know that he believes that she did not plant evidence to make it appear that Ben did this. She’s someone who wants to protect her daughter. Rafe gets that. He fully understands where she is coming from at this point in her life, but he’s not sure how he can believe her. He might even believe that she’s

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Sami and Eric Break In
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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on the ‘Paradox’ of ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on the ‘Paradox’ of ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’
Riverdale” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is expanding his hold on the high school drama genre, and the small screen adaptation of classic Archie Comics characters, with “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” for Netflix. “I’ve always loved coming-of-age stories, they’re some of my favorite stories,” he says. In splitting his time between both shows, he is launching the first season of “Sabrina” while constantly looking to find new ways to make the third season of “Riverdale” feel “as fresh and exciting” as a first season show.

What was the entry point for you with adapting “Sabrina”?

The entry point for me was the coming-of-age story.
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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8: Maisie Williams’ Cryptic Tease About Her Final Scene Baits Fan Theories

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8: Maisie Williams’ Cryptic Tease About Her Final Scene Baits Fan Theories
Maisie Williams is about to stir up some new “Game of Thrones” fan theories with a cryptic tease about her final scene as Arya Stark. The actress recently joined The Guardian for an interview ahead of her London stage debut in the play “I and You,” and she called her final “Thrones” scene a “beautiful” one when asked about the end of the long-running HBO fantasy series. Williams was asked to explain why and she dropped a crucial piece of information about her exit.

“I ended on the perfect scene. I was alone – shocker!” Williams said. “Arya’s always bloody alone. But I was alone and I had watched a lot of other people wrap. I knew the drill, I had seen the tears and heard the speeches. [My own speech] wasn’t something I planned, but in that moment I realised what the show meant to me.”

So what does Williams being
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Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams Describes Her Final Scene as Arya Stark

Game of Thrones' final season won't air until 2019, but the actors have been finished for months. So by the time we see it, they'll already have moved on with their lives. Well, maybe not all of them -- it's gotta be hard to say goodbye to a gig that good -- but Maisie Williams will have. In an

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