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‘The Cool Kids’ Gets Back 9 Pickup From Fox For Full-Season Order

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‘The Cool Kids’ Gets Back 9 Pickup From Fox For Full-Season Order
Fox has picked up nine additional episodes of new multi-camera comedy series The Cool Kids, bringing the full-season order to 22 episodes. It joins its Friday companion, the breakout Last Man Standing revival, which had a full-season 22-episode order from the start.

The Cool Kids has done a respectable job holding onto a significant part of its Last Man Standing lead-in. The Season 7 premiere of the Tim Allen starrer drew a 2.7 Live+7 adults 18-49 rating and 13.4 million multi-platform viewers to date to rank as the most-watched Friday regular comedy telecast on any network in 15 years, and Fox’s most-watched comedy on any night in 4 1/2 years. Leading out of that, the debut of The Cool Kids was the most-watched Friday broadcast comedy debut in almost six years. While both shows slipped in Week 2, Last Man Standing‘s ratings actually ticked up in Week 3 while The Cool Kids stabilized with a very small dip.
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Pennyworth': Paloma Faith Joins Epix Batman Prequel Series as ‘Sadistic’ Villain Bet Sykes

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Pennyworth': Paloma Faith Joins Epix Batman Prequel Series as ‘Sadistic’ Villain Bet Sykes
The cast of Epix’s upcoming Batman prequel series “Pennyworth” continues to grow.

Paloma Faith has joined the cast, which already includes Jack Bannon and Ben Aldridge, as Bet Sykes, who is described as a “spirited, sadistic and sharp-tongued villain.”

The 10-episode, one-hour drama will follow Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Bannon), a former British Sas soldier in his 20’s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Aldridge), who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.

Production on the series — based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger — begins Monday, Oct. 22 at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, in the UK.

The cast also includes Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, who will take on the series regular roles of Dave Boy and Bazza,
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"Curb Your Enthusiasm" Season 10 Finally Begins Production

Well this is prettay, prettay, prettay good news: Filming has finally begun on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" Season 10.

HBO confirmed to TheWrap production started Friday, 10 months after the premium cable network announced the Larry David-led series had been renewed. No plot details or premiere date was given for the return of the "Seinfeld" co-creator’s neuroses-laced program.

David’s comedy was renewed for a tenth season by HBO last December, with production set to begin in spring 2018 and a yet-to-be-determined debut date yet given. Obviously, something stalled filming for a bit, but hopefully that doesn’t mean you’ll be waiting six years for another season of "Curb" again.
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‘All About the Washingtons’ Canceled by Netflix

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‘All About the Washingtons’ Canceled by Netflix
Netflix has canceled “All About the Washingtons.”

The scripted comedy starred Joseph Simmons — Rev. Run of Run-D.M.C. — and real-life wife Justine Simmons playing fictionalized versions of themselves raising a family of four kids. After Joey decides to retire from a long career as hip-hop royalty, his wife Justine takes advantage of the opportunity to pursue a career of her own now that Joey is available to focus on raising the kids and keeping the house in order. The couple’s kids are portrayed by rising stars Kiana Ledé, Nathan Anderson, Leah Rose Randall and Maceo Smedley.

All About the Washingtons,” the first season of which premiered Aug. 10, was originally developed by ABC Studios and Amblin Television for the ABC television network. ABC passed on the show, which went on to land a series order from Netflix. Executive producers on the series were Joseph Simmons, Justine Simmons, Michael Lehman, Darryl Frank,
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Mark Ruffalo to Play Twin Brothers (!!) in HBO's I Know This Much Is True

Mark Ruffalo to Play Twin Brothers (!!) in HBO's I Know This Much Is True
Get ready to see double the Mark Ruffalo on your TV screen: The actor has signed on to star as twin brothers in the upcoming HBO miniseries I Know This Much Is True, TVLine has learned.

Based on the bestselling novel by Wally Lamb, I Know This Much Is True is “a family saga that follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness,” according to HBO’s official description, “set against the backdrop of 20th-century America.” Ruffalo will star as twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, and will serve as an
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Heather Graham to Star in ‘Hypnotist’s Love Story’ Pilot at ABC

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Heather Graham to Star in ‘Hypnotist’s Love Story’ Pilot at ABC
ABC has given a put pilot commitment to an adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s “The Hypnotist’s Love Story,” starring and executive produced by Heather Graham.

The series follows Ellen, a successful hypnotherapist who, after a string of failed romances, is optimistic about her current boyfriend until he reveals a disturbing truth: a stalker ex-girlfriend who has been following him for years. She finds herself intrigued, and oddly thrilled by the stalker, entirely unaware that they’ve already met.

Graham is attached to star in the drama, but she is not expected to play Ellen.

Graham will executive produce on the ABC Studios project alongside writer Katie Wech and David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, and Laurie Zaks of Mandeville Television.

Moriarty is the author of a number of bestsellers, including “Big Little Lies,” which
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The Cool Kids Scores Full-Season Order

The Cool Kids‘ popularity is soaring at Fox. The network has handed the rookie retirement community comedy a full-season order. The back-nine pickup brings the series’ Season 1 episode count to 22.

The launch of Fox’s Last Man Standing-Cool Kids comedy block gave the network its most-watched Friday with entertainment in a decade. Cool Kids’ most recent episode drew a solid 4.8 million viewers and a 1.0 demo rating.

“[Ep] Charlie Day has given us a show that delivers the goods – hilarious stories and impeccable timing and chemistry between its stars, David Alan Grier, Vicki Lawrence, Martin Mull and Leslie Jordan,” said Michael Thorn,
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Black Monday: Don Cheadle's '80s Wall Street Satire Gets Premiere Date at Showtime — Watch First Trailer

“I’m going to put the brother in Lehman Brothers,” Don Cheadle proclaims in the first official trailer for Showtime’s Black Monday. And then things go really, really off the rails.

The upcoming satire promises to come up with a (fictional) explanation for an ongoing mystery: What happened on October 19, 1987, to cause the worst stock market crash in Wall Street’s history?

If the video above is any indication, the answer involves cocaine, jazzercise, fast sports cars, acid-washed jeans, a body falling from the sky, graffiti-filled subway cars and some seriously large cell phones.

The official logline for the series — which will premiere Sunday,
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The Passage Adds Jennifer Ferrin and James Le Gros, Casts Sister Lacey

Project Noah’s bunkers are getting pretty crowded: Fox’s midseason vampire drama The Passage is adding some new faces, including an As the World Turns vet and an Ally McBeal alum, ahead of the series’ January premiere, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Jennifer Ferrin (Atwt, The Knick) will play Elizabeth, the ailing wife of Henry Ian Cusick’s Jonas Lear. Elizabeth is a professor whose fading health lights a fire under Jonas that eventually leads him to create Project Noah. The role is recurring.

James Le Gros (Justified, Ally McBeal) will recur as Horace Guilder, the calculating deputy director of the Department of Special Weapons.
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Why Rihanna Saying No to the Super Bowl Matters (Column)

Why Rihanna Saying No to the Super Bowl Matters (Column)
From the moment news broke that Maroon 5 was to be this year’s Super Bowl halftime show headliner, it seemed clear that there was something more afoot. After all, this is a performance that typically is viewed by even more people who tune into the game itself. And that game is TV’s marquee event of the year, the one remaining broadcast with the extant power to bring together viewers of all stripes, if only to take in the spectacle. The artists booked usually bring a bit of spectacle themselves. While taking nothing away from the success Adam Levine and his band have enjoyed,
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‘Walter Presents’ Host Talks Challenge of Bringing Subtitled TV Shows to U.S., Italy

London-based Italian TV buff Walter Iuzzolino has changed the way a significant number of Brits watch TV with his “Walter Presents” on-demand drama service, which he curates and hosts, backed by the U.K.’s Channel 4 which offers hundreds of hours of top notch non-English-language drama. His hybrid — he likes to call it “amphibious” — brand combining linear and digital play has since expanded its footprint to Australia, and more recently to the U.S. and Italy. Iuzzolino spoke to Variety during Rome’s Mia market about the challenges of bringing subtitled shows to audiences in the U.S. and
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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Nicole Escapes

Days of Our Lives fans are not surprised to see that things are going down the way that they are. There is so much that we can’t control, and so much we want to help with, but we can’t just do much more than sit back and enjoy the show as it goes on. Sami and Eric did something very dangerous. They took the time to sit back and share their feelings about Xander and all that is going on with him, and now they are in trouble. They have to find a way to get out of his warehouse

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Nicole Escapes
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Bella Thorne Says Freeform Executives Told Her She Was ‘Ugly’ in Emails and On ‘Famous in Love’ Set

Bella Thorne Says Freeform Executives Told Her She Was ‘Ugly’ in Emails and On ‘Famous in Love’ Set
Bella Thorne spoke out against Freeform in a wide-ranging interview with the Los Angeles Times. The actress starred in the lead role of the network’s “Famous in Love,” which was created by “Pretty Little Liars” showrunner I. Marlene King and cancelled after a two-season run. Thorne told the Times the network viewed as “uncontrollable and crazy” and branded her as a diva “because they were scared I was going to go running my mouth if I was upset.”

Thorne also accused unnamed Freeform executives of calling her ugly at various points during the production of the series. “One issue is when you have a girl, a young girl who is on your show, you can’t tell her that she’s ugly or she’s fat or she’s this or she’s that because that’s going to make her feel bad,” Thorne said.

When asked who called her ugly,
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The Affair: Another Series Regular Out

The Affair: Another Series Regular Out
The Affair is down yet another cast member ahead of its fifth and final season. Catalina Sandino Moreno, who plays Cole’s wife Luisa, is not returning to the Showtime drama as a series regular, Deadline reports. The cabler has yet to officially confirm the news.

Moreno marks the third series regular to depart The Affair, following original cast members Ruth Wilson (whose Alison was infamously killed off) and Joshua Jackson. Like Jackson, Moreno could return as a guest star, pending availability. She will next appear opposite Sophia Bush in the forthcoming CBS spy drama Surveillance, which received a production commitment back in September.
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Ratings: Station 19, Htgawm Go Low With Charlie Brown Bumping Grey's

Ratings: Station 19, Htgawm Go Low With Charlie Brown Bumping Grey's
With disillusioned Linus’ lark and Toy Story Somethingoranother filling the lead-off spot this Thursday, ABC’s Station 19 drew 4.1 million total viewers and a 0.8 demo rating, plunging 37 percent from last week’s series highs to mark series lows. #Whiplash

Leading out of that, Htgawm (2.8 mil/0.7; read recap) dipped 12 percent and a tenth to series lows.

The Great Pumpkin, for those wondering, drew 4.5 mil/1.1, while Toy Story of Terror did 3.3 mil/0.8.

Elsewhere….

Fox | Thursday Night Football (6.6 mil/2.1) was down a whole bunch from last week’s fast nats.

The CW | Supernatural (1.5 mil/0.5) held steady.

NBC | Superstore (3.2 mil/0.8) and The Good Place (2.8 mil/0.8; read recap) were steady,
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Some of The Worst Syfy Movie Rip Offs Ever

After seeing more and more emerge on the delightful channel that is Syfy, I knew I had to compile a list of these shocking movies that made me dry heave and laugh at the same time. With absolutely no shame in the abundant clarity of how much of and what they’ve ripped off, they do have that cute aspect to them too – in a similar sense to pinching a little boy’s cheek who has just blown up his little sister’s favorite toy and saying “oh you cheeky monkey!”. Independent’s Day This was probably one that made me laugh the

Some of The Worst Syfy Movie Rip Offs Ever
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Here's How Daredevil Survived the Building Collapse at the End of The Defenders

The burning question on everyone's mind going into Marvel's DaredevilSeason 3 was: How exactly did Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) survive the Midland Circle building collapsing on top of him at the end of The Defenders? The end of the Defenders finale revealed Matt survived and was being nursed in a

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Hulu Extends Sprint Pact to Drive Live TV Subscriptions

Hulu is hoping to boost its over-the-top live TV subscriber rolls by extending a special promo to Sprint’s wireless customers.

Starting Friday (Oct. 19), Sprint customers can upgrade to Hulu With Live TV, which includes 50-plus local and national networks and access to thousands of on-demand titles, from their Sprint account. The offer comes after the companies launched a partnership in November 2017 giving subscribers on the wireless carrier’s Unlimited Freedom plan access to Hulu’s limited-commercials VOD package (normally $7.99 per month) for no additional cost.

Long term, there’s no special price break for Sprint customers for Hulu With Live TV,
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Should Manifest Flight Have Facebook Page? Five-0 Gals Join Sex Cult?! Was Jacked Chidi a Surprise? And More Qs!

Should Manifest Flight Have Facebook Page? Five-0 Gals Join Sex Cult?! Was Jacked Chidi a Surprise? And More Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Arrow, Manifest, NCIS and The Conners!

1 | How did Titans‘ Starfire incinerate Kovar and his henchmen, yet the photograph on the desk emerged unsinged?

2 | As engrossing and terrifying as The Haunting of Hill House‘s premiere was, did you find yourself spending way too much time trying to match the adult characters to their younger alter egos? (That said, did the show pull off some of this year’s best casting in the Flashback
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U.K. TV Bizzers Downplay Brexit Fears in Rome

A panel of British TV professionals struck a hopeful note on Thursday at the Mia Market in Rome, as they tried to assess the potential fallout of Britain’s impending exit from the E.U. on the booming U.K. TV biz.

“There will be problems…but I think a far bigger force, actually, is the desire to continue to collaborate, and actually collaborate much more with European producers,” said Martin Haines, COO of Kudos. “The impulses of Brexit…are just not in tune with what audiences want. The creative opportunity and the commercial imperative will just wash it away.
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