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Hank Azaria Says He’s “Willing And Happy” To Step Aside As Voice Of Apu On ‘The Simpsons’

Hank Azaria Says He’s “Willing And Happy” To Step Aside As Voice Of Apu On ‘The Simpsons’
Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of debate over the character of Apu on “The Simpsons.” After the character’s problematic nature was brought to light recently, with the help of the documentary “The Problem with Apu,” many fans have been waiting to see how the animated sitcom dealt with the issue. And when the sitcom kinda, sorta made light of the issue in a recent episode, people were less-than-pleased.
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Lauren Cohan to Return to ‘The Walking Dead’ for Season 9

Lauren Cohan to Return to ‘The Walking Dead’ for Season 9
Even after the final episode of AMC's The Walking Dead Season 8 aired, it was unclear if one of the top-rated drama's major characters would be returning for the next season. Maggie Greene, played by Lauren Cohan, has become an emotional, practical, and increasingly powerful player in the Walking Dead narrative, so it was understandable that fans were concerned for Cohan's well-being and Maggie's part to play in the story to come. The uncertainty, however, had nothing to do with plot points, Walkers, or the savage Saviors at all but rather the mundane complications …
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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Kim Possible': Sadie Stanley, Sean Giambrone to Lead TV Movie

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Kim Possible': Sadie Stanley, Sean Giambrone to Lead TV Movie
Disney Channel has cast “The Goldbergs” star Sean Giambrone and newcomer Sadie Stanley as the leads of its upcoming live-action “Kim Possible” movie, the network announced Wednesday.

An adaptation of the 2002 animated series, the movie follows a high school girl named Kim Possible (Stanley) who moonlights as a secret agent with the help of her friend/sidekick Ron Stoppable (Giambrone).

Written by original series creators Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley with Josh Cagan, the upcoming TV movie will be directed by Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky.
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The Producers of Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Prep New Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street

The Producers of Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Prep New Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street
Parts of Buckingham Palace are being rebuilt – in the world of Netflix at least – after the producers of “The Crown” got the green light to extend the production base for the lavish series. The site, also including a new Number 10 Downing Street, will be ready for Olivia Colman’s reign as Queen Elizabeth II in the third and fourth seasons of the regal hit. Filming will start this summer.

Netflix has committed to two more seasons of “The Crown,” but the plans for the new expanded base run for 10 years, clearing the way for the royal story to continue for
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‘Less Than Zero’ TV Adaptation in Development at Hulu

‘Less Than Zero’ TV Adaptation in Development at Hulu
Hulu is picking up a piece of the ’80s with a TV series adaptation of “Less Than Zero,” an individual with knowledge of production tells TheWrap.

The premium streaming service has a drama in the early stages of development based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1985 novel and the subsequent 1987 flick of the same name, starring Andrew McCarthy, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Gertz and James Spader.

Lost” writer and producer Craig Wright is set to pen the script and executive produce the adaptation alongside author Ellis.
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‘Lethal Weapon’ Star Clayne Crawford Apologizes for Bad On-Set Behavior: ‘I Hope They Will Stick With Me’

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‘Lethal Weapon’ Star Clayne Crawford Apologizes for Bad On-Set Behavior: ‘I Hope They Will Stick With Me’
Lethal Weapon” star Clayne Crawford has apologized for two on-set incidents, which led to recent reports saying the Fox drama was on the verge of cancellation due to his behavior.

“As you can imagine, yesterday’s headlines were incredibly distressing,” the actor wrote in a statement on Instagram. “It is true that I have been reprimanded twice during the past two seasons of ‘Lethal Weapon.'”

The statement goes on to outline the two incidents that led to him being disciplined, both stemming from the working conditions on set. One was a confrontation with a guest director and assistant director earlier in the season, and the other came during the filming of an episode Crawford directed, when an actor was hit by a piece of shrapnel from a stunt.
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Netflix ‘Lost in Space’ Reboot Draws 6.3 Million Viewers in First 3 Days, Nielsen Says

Netflix ‘Lost in Space’ Reboot Draws 6.3 Million Viewers in First 3 Days, Nielsen Says
Lost in Space,” one of Netflix’s newest high-profile original series, drew 6.3 million U.S. viewers within the first three days of its release earlier this month, according to Nielsen.

In addition, in the first 72 hours of release (April 13-15) of all 10 epsiodes, “Lost in Space” viewers on average watched the show for 2.5 hours, per Nielsen. The media-measurement firm found the series was heavily binged — with almost 1.2 million people having watched the series’ final episode within those three days.

By comparison, the “Stranger Things” season 2 premiere episode average 15.8 million viewers from Oct. 27-29, while 11 million U.S. viewers who watched
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Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: Netflix Announces Follow Up Series; Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis Return

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: Netflix Announces Follow Up Series; Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis Return
Netflix is heading to San Francisco. Today, the streaming service announced they've ordered a follow-up series to Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City. Based on the novels of Maupin, the original 1993 miniseries followed a group of people living in San Francisco during the 1970s and '80s. The cast included Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Barbara Garrick, Thomas Gibson, and Billy Campbell. The series spawned two sequels, More Tales of the City (1998) and Further Tales of the City (2001).
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'The Path' Canceled at Hulu After 3 Seasons

'The Path' Canceled at Hulu After 3 Seasons
It's the end of the road for Hulu's The Path.

The streamer has opted to cancel the Jason Katims-produced drama after three seasons and 36 episodes.

"While it's sad that The Path is ending, I'm brimming with gratitude and pride," creator Jessica Goldberg said in a statement. "It was a gift to be able to tell challenging and emotional stories for three seasons in this very strange and unique world. The caliber of talent and passion everyone who worked on this show brought — from my partners Jason Katims and Michelle Lee, the execs at Hulu, the writers, actors, directors, designers and crew...
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MTV Greenlights Four New Series to Build on ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ Success (Exclusive)

MTV Greenlights Four New Series to Build on ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ Success (Exclusive)
MTV is aggressively building out its Thursday night original series lineup in an effort to capitalize on the success of “Jersey Shore Family Vacation.”

MTV has ordered four unscripted series as it looks to stack the night with “Jersey Shore” compatible unscripted series. Two of the four shows are set well outside of New York and L.A. — Decatur, Ind. and Pike County, KY — in a bid to add more cultural diversity to the slate at a moment when Middle America is a hot demo for TV.

“What’s happening in the middle of the country is so different than
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Sense8: Netflix Series Finale Coming in June; Why Was the Show Cancelled?

Sense8: Netflix Series Finale Coming in June; Why Was the Show Cancelled?
The Sense8 TV show was cancelled by Netflix after two seasons, on the heels of a brutal cliffhanger. The streaming service isn't totally heartless, though. They're bringing it back for a two-hour special, which will hopefully provide the audience with some closure. Now, we can report the Sense8 TV series finale will premiere on Netflix on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 3:01 AM ET / 12:01 AM PT.
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‘Double Dare’ to Reboot on Nickelodeon This Summer (Video)

‘Double Dare’ to Reboot on Nickelodeon This Summer (Video)
This summer, it’s time to take the physical challenge again: Nickelodeon is rebooting classic kids’ game show “Double Dare” (again) with a 40-episode order.

Nick has yet to announce a host or other talent, though the Viacom cable channel says its new version will “feature appearances from blasts from the past, long-time ‘Double Dare’ fans and stars from today.”

In case you missed the ’80s and ’90s game show or its 2000 revival, “Double Dare” features two teams competing to win prizes by answering brain-bending trivia questions, completing messy, physical stunts and ultimately facing the infamous obstacle course: The human hamster wheel, the classic gigantic mouth, the wringer and the iconic “Double Dare” nose, per Nick’s official description.

Still not ringing a bell? Watch Nick’s teaser/look-back via the video above.

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The original “Double Dare” and “Family Double Dare,” both hosted by Marc Summers, combined for a run from 1986-1993 on Nick. The format was rebooted for one season at the turn of the century as “Double Dare 2000.”

Nickelodeon also filmed a “Double Dare” special at Comic Con 2016.

A rep for Summers did not immediately respond to TheWrap‘s question about any potential involvement as host or producer. Summers produced “Double Dare 2000” and has stayed busy lately as an executive producer on food and restaurant shows.

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Former Nxivm Member Sarah Edmondson To Star In Documentary Series Produced By Brian Graden

Exclusive: Nxivm has been making headlines the past few weeks with the high-profile arrests of founder Keith Raniere and one of his top lieutenants, Smallville actress Allison Mack, on charges of sex trafficking as the so called self-help organization has been called by prosecutors a sex cult that has been keeping women as "slaves," and branding them with Raniere’s initials. One of those branded women is Canadian actress Sarah Edmondson who last fall…
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Nkechi Carroll Inks Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV

In a competitive situation, Nkechi Carroll has signed an exclusive multi-year overall deal with Warner Bros. TV, in which she’ll develop original series for broadcast, cable, streaming and on-demand platforms. Carroll was most recently under an overall deal at 20th Century Fox TV, where she served as co-executive producer on Rosewood and The Resident, and developed several pilots for Fbc and NBC. She previously worked as a writer-producer on Bones and staff writer on The…
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Young and the Restless: Jack Gets Back to Jabot

Young and the Restless fans know things aren’t always easy for Jack, but he’s managed to work his way back into his seat at Jabot. He’s been dealing with Kyle, and he’s appreciative to all who did have his back while he was in jail for the attempted murder of Victor – the one he did not commit. And now he’s back, he’s making sure the people who work for him know he is back, and he is making sure they all know that he is the boss. He’s not happy that all that went on did happen, but he’s

Young and the Restless: Jack Gets Back to Jabot
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‘Brockmire’ Review: Hank Azaria is Much More Than a Cartoon in a Surprising Season 2 that Steps Out of the Baseball Booth

There’s a point in Season 2 of the IFC series “Brockmire” when the title character comes to the realization that people like him best when he’s drunk. For anyone who watched the first eight episodes of the show last summer, that was a belief that seemed to be held by the show’s creative team as well. So it’s equal parts surprising and satisfying to see so many assumptions that the show made in its initial run get re-examined, now that the show about a rehabilitating baseball announcer has returned. From the way it handles addiction to how it utilizes the outsized personality at its core, these new episodes are a major improvement in nearly every single way.

With Hank Azaria in the role of Jim Brockmire, a substance-adoring, golden-voiced pinnacle of play-by-play debauchery, this show has a Swiss Army knife at its disposal. Azaria has always served
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‘Walking Dead’ Star Lauren Cohan on Season 9: ‘I’m Going Back’

‘Walking Dead’ Star Lauren Cohan on Season 9: ‘I’m Going Back’
The Walking Dead” star Lauren Cohan says she will be returning for the show’s upcoming ninth season.

“I’m going back,” Cohan said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly at CinemaCon. “There’s a lot more Maggie story to tell.”

Cohan also played coy on what fans can expect from Maggie in Season 9, saying, “You know we’re not allowed to tell you anything, but it’s good.” Fans of the series will recall that the Season 8 finale set up a dark turn for Maggie going into the next season.

Cohan’s return to the AMC zombie apocalypse series
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Production Crew Pushes the Envelope in Season 2

“Blessed be the fruit,” a greeting of the handmaidens in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” might also apply to the abundance of below-the-line contributions to the second season of Hulu’s dystopian story, based on Margaret Atwood’s novel, of a patriarchal society in which women are forced into sexual servitude.

In Season 1, crew members built the world around the characters. Now, they’ve moved on to new locations with new challenges as they craft a sophomore session, debuting April 25, that leans even further on color, texture and depth.

Cinematography

The episode workload was split between DPs Colin Watkinson and Zoe White,
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‘The Purge’: William Baldwin Set To Recur In USA/Syfy Series

William Baldwin has landed a recurring role opposite Amanda Warren in upcoming series The Purge for USA Network and Syfy. The project comes from franchise creator James DeMonaco, indie studio Blumhouse Television and Universal Cable Productions. The franchise — about one day each year when murder and mayhem is legalized — hatched its highest grossing effort so far with the most recent The Purge: Election Year in 2016. DeMonaco oversees the series which will be an entirely…
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How Jaclyn Smith Went from “Charlie’s Angels” To Fashion Empire

As one of the original angels from Charlie’s Angels, Jaclyn Smith became so much more than a TV star throughout her career. But throughout her long stint in TV she also managed to do something with her life as she became a well-known name in the fashion industry, creating her own personal empire. She’s had her hand in everything from clothing to skin care to several other ventures that she’s enjoyed revealing to the public as millions upon millions of women have eagerly sought out her merchandise. It’s not much of a step really from Charlie’s Angels to having her

How Jaclyn Smith Went from “Charlie’s Angels” To Fashion Empire
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