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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

‘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

‘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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‘Deadpool’ Star Brianna Hildebrand to Star in Netflix Series ‘Trinkets’

‘Deadpool’ Star Brianna Hildebrand to Star in Netflix Series ‘Trinkets’
After trading barbs with Ryan Reynolds in two Deadpool movies and winning over horror fans with the slasher comedy Tragedy Girls, Brianna Hildebrand is set to headline a new series on Netflix. Based on the Ya novel of the same name by Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith, Trinkets will star Hildebrand as Elodie, a young misfit who makes an unlikely group of friends when she's forced to attend a Shoplifter's Anonymous meeting. The series will run for ten thirty-minute episodes and also stars Kiana Madeira (The Flash) as Moe, Quintessa Swindell as Tabitha, Odiseas Georgiadis (The Stand-In) as …
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Breeders: FX Orders New Comedy Starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard

Breeders: FX Orders New Comedy Starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard
Martin Freeman is coming to FX. This week, the network announced they've ordered a new TV show with the Sherlock star called Breeders.

The comedy "exposes the parental-paradox that it is possible, in the very same moment, to love your child to the horizon of the universe, while being apoplectically angry enough to want to send them there." Daisy Haggard also stars.

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The Five Best Matthew McConaughey Performances in Movies

Well alright alright, this is one guy that you can’t get enough of sometimes since he happens to be one of the smoothest characters in show business and has no problem settling into a role that demands a lot but grants a lot when it’s all said and done. Matthew McConaughey is one of those actors that it’s hard not to like since he seems to get it to the degree that he simply vibes with everyone around him, or makes it possible for them to vibe with him. He’s such a cool character that not liking him is akin

The Five Best Matthew McConaughey Performances in Movies
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Lena Dunham Prefers Playing ‘Fucking Crazy Women,’ and Loves It When You Hate Her

Lena Dunham Prefers Playing ‘Fucking Crazy Women,’ and Loves It When You Hate Her
Lena Dunham knows that reviews for her new HBO series “Camping” haven’t been very positive — or, in her words, “I know that people haven’t necessarily been nice.” Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing. “I love when everybody, like Breitbart — like everybody hates it? That’s kind of fun.”

But as the creator told IndieWire, “I basically go into everything thinking that people won’t like it and then when they do, it’s a pleasant surprise. If I were to think about backlash all the time, I would just feel so much, so much pain. I’ve got enough pain on my own, generated by my body.”

“Camping,” which Dunham co-created with “Girls” partner Jenni Konner, focuses on Kathryn (Jennifer Garner), a wife and mother trying to put together the perfect birthday weekend for her husband Walt (David Tennant). Kathryn, like Dunham, openly suffers from chronic
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Here's What's Coming to Amazon in November

November, with its cold weather and much-needed Thanksgiving days off, is on the way, giving you ample opportunity to put your feet up and devour what Amazon is offering in the eleventh month of the year.

The banner addition to the streaming service is Homecoming, from Mr. Robotmastermind Sam Esmail

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Arrow Season 7 Premiere Review: “Inmate #4587”

Star City without Oliver Queen is nothing new for Arrow. We’ve seen how crime and chaos reign when the city’s hero isn’t there to protect his home before. However, we’ve rarely seen Oliver Queen without his home, without any loved ones around him to help calm the voices of anger and self-doubt and guilt, to help stifle his worst impulses. Since the end of the Season 6 finale, Oliver has been, as the title of the Arrow Season 7 premiere states, “Inmate #4587.” During these past five months in prison, he has been isolated from his family and friends and also forced to

Arrow Season 7 Premiere Review: “Inmate #4587”
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TVLine Items: NCIS: Nola Vet Joins Party, David Blue's in Danger and More

TBS’ Search Party has located NCIS: New Orleans alumna Shalita Grant: The actress will recur during Season 3 of the dark comedy, our sister site Deadline reports.

In the series about a group of self-absorbed twenty-somethings covering up a murder, Grant will play Cassidy, a superficial law school grad. The lawyer takes on Dory (Alia Shawkat) as a client pro-bono in the hopes of accelerating her career, but soon finds herself in way over her head.

Search Party‘s third season does not yet have a premiere date.

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* David Blue (Stargate Universe,
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TV Roundup: Showtime Comedy ‘Black Monday’ Adds Melissa Rauch, Bruce Dern

TV Roundup: Showtime Comedy ‘Black Monday’ Adds Melissa Rauch, Bruce Dern
In today’s TV News Roundup, the upcoming Showtime series “Black Monday” rounds out its cast, as does the Epix series “Pennyworth

First Looks

The Season 2 premiere of hit podcast “What Really Happened?” just dropped, along with a teaser for episode 5. The series follows documentarian Andrew Jenks as he explores the mysterious truths and unanswered questions behind famous figures and events. A sneak peak at the 5th episode reveals an intent to get to the bottom of why Dave Chappelle notoriously turned down a check for $50 million and forfeited his hit comedy show.

Casting

A list of stars will join
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A Million Little Things' David Giuntoli Teases Affair Fallout, Eddie's Teetering Sobriety: 'The Stakes Are Really High'

A Million Little Things' David Giuntoli Teases Affair Fallout, Eddie's Teetering Sobriety: 'The Stakes Are Really High'
Before last week’s A Million Little Things, star David Giuntoli says, Eddie was too overwhelmed with grief to consider the possibility of everyone finding out about his affair with his dear — and also, dead — friend’s wife.

But life comes at you fast.

“In our show, we play the days as literal, chronological days. So Episode 3 might be four days after [Jon’s] funeral,” the actor tells TVLine. “So yeah, Eddie is not yet thinking about these other problems. He’s dealing with the trauma of Jon’s death and his guilt around that. The last thing on Eddie’s mind
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American Horror Story: Apocalypse: Every Crossover in Season 8 (So Far)

American Horror Story: Apocalypse: Every Crossover in Season 8 (So Far)
You’ve waited nearly seven years, American Horror Story fans, and your patience is finally about to pay off. Wednesday’s episode of Apocalypse (FX, 10/9c) takes you back to “where it all began,” the infamous Murder House we knew and loved (and feared) in Season 1.

Of course, this return to Ben and Vivien Harmon’s haunted home is merely one of several connections being made to previous seasons. Though series creator Ryan Murphy openly promoted Apocalypse‘s crossovers with Murder House and Coven prior to the premiere, we’ve seen connections to no less than four Ahs installments as
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