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First teaser image arrives as filming begins on HBO's Watchmen series

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First teaser image arrives as filming begins on HBO's Watchmen series
Who watches the Watchmen, you ask? Apparently, it's a bunch of rabid fans who're foaming at the mouth for details, that's who. On Monday afternoon, the official Watchmen Instagram account shared a first look at the upcoming series from Lost and The Leftovers creator Damon Lindelof. The brief video footage, which depicts an officer of the law with their face…
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CBS Develping ‘Siblings’ Comedy From David Hornsby & Brian Keith Etheridge

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CBS Develping ‘Siblings’ Comedy From David Hornsby & Brian Keith Etheridge
CBS has put in development multi-camera comedy Siblings, from David Hornsby (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) and The Ranch co-executive producer Brian Keith Etheridge, and CBS Television Studios.

Written and executive e produced by Hornsby and Etheridge, Siblings centers on two very different siblings who decide to live together and raise their kids after one of them gets divorced.

Hornsby has been on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia since the second season, rising to executive producer. As an actor, Hornsby’s credits include Good Girls, The Goldbergs and Baskets in addition to his recurring role on Sunny. This marks Hornsby return to CBS where he created, executive produced and starred in the comedy series How To Be a Gentleman.

Etheridge most recently served as co-executive producer on Netflix’s The Ranch. His other writing/producing credits include a four-year stint on Mike & Molly, along with The Dangerous Book for Boys,
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‘Pennyworth': Jack Bannon to Star as Alfred in Bruno Heller’s Batman Prequel Series on Epix

‘Pennyworth': Jack Bannon to Star as Alfred in Bruno Heller’s Batman Prequel Series on Epix
Gotham” boss Bruno Heller has found his butler. Jack Bannon has been cast in the titular leading role in “Pennyworth,” Epix’s upcoming Batman prequel series.

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

Per the official character description, “Alfred Pennyworth is a boyishly handsome, cheerful, charming, clever young man from London. Honest, open-faced and witty; you’d never take him for an Sas killer. Alfred doesn’t know how to reconcile the kind-hearted boy he used to be with the cold, calculated killer he was forced to become. He’s a man on the make, who doesn’t know what to make of himself yet.”

Bannon’s previous notable credits include “The Imitation Game” and “Ripper Street.”

Pennyworth” hails from executive producer/writer Heller and executive producer/director Danny Cannon. The series is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger

Production on the series begins Oct. 22 at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, in the UK.

Read original story ‘Pennyworth': Jack Bannon to Star as Alfred in Bruno Heller’s Batman Prequel Series on Epix At TheWrap
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‘Dracula’ Mini-Series From ‘Sherlock’ Duo Coming to Netflix, BBC One

‘Dracula’ Mini-Series From ‘Sherlock’ Duo Coming to Netflix, BBC One
BBC One and Netflix have staked a new project from “Sherlock” creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. The UK-based network and streamer have ordered “Dracula,” a TV adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel.

The three-part 90-minute mini-series is written, executive produced and created by Moffat and Gatiss, and will re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy. Per Netflix, “In Transylvania in 1897, the blood drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.”

“There have always been stories about great evil,” Moffat and Gatiss said. “What’s special about ‘Dracula,’ is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.”

The series was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content and Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama. Moffat and Gatiss executive produce alongside Sue Vertue for Hartswood Films,
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Martin Freeman Parenting Comedy ‘Breeders’ Gets Series Order From FX

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Martin Freeman Parenting Comedy ‘Breeders’ Gets Series Order From FX
FX has given a 10-episode series order to “Breeders,” a new sitcom that will star Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard.

The first season will be produced by FX Productions, Avalon Television and Sky Original Productions and will debut on FX in 2020.

Co-created by Simon Blackwell, Chris Addison and Freeman, “Breeders” will explore “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. Martin Freeman stars as a caring father discovering he’s not quite the man he thought he was.”

Also Read: Benedict Cumberbatch: Martin Freeman's Criticism of 'Sherlock' Is 'Pathetic'

Blackwell, best known for his work writing for shows like “Peep Show,” “The Thick of It,” and “Veep,” on which he also served as an executive producer and won two Emmys, will serve as showrunner.
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‘Transparent’ Series Finale Will Be a Musical Episode

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‘Transparent’ Series Finale Will Be a Musical Episode
Transparent” will end its fifth and final season with a musical episode, series creator Jill Soloway told the New York Times on Saturday.

“It will hopefully feel like ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ mixed with ‘La La Land’ mixed with ‘Flight of the Conchords’ with something more Jewish thrown in,” Soloway said. “A little ‘Yentl.'”

The Times reported that the episode will be a two-hour production set to air sometime next fall.

However, an individual with knowledge of the matter told TheWrap that the episode’s specific running time, and other creative details, are still being figured out.

Also Read: From 'Transparent' to 'Pose' and Beyond: How Trans Writers Are Changing Hollywood's Script

The upcoming fifth season, which has no premiere date yet, will be the first since the show’s star Jeffrey Tambor was fired by the studio in February.

Tambor was accused last November of
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TVLine Items: Watchmen First Look, Bonus Full Frontal Episode and More

The first look at HBO’s upcoming Watchmen adaptation poses a very important question: “Who watches The Watchmen?”

The comic book-based series — penned by Damon Lindelof (The Leftovers, Lost) — is set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws. Per HBO, the show “embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.” The ensemble includes a who’s-who of acting vets and genre faves, including Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison and Frances Fisher.
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Madam Secretary: White House Attacker Found. Stevie Heads Back to Work.

The search for the White House attackers is on in this week’s episode of Madam Secretary. Elizabeth treads with as much caution as she could in this endeavour without starting World War III. Henry also meets a possible attacker, a 21-year-old teenager named Nathan Cleminger. Oh, did I mention that Stevie is heading back to work against the doctor’s orders? I felt my heart sink as everyone attended June’s funeral at the beginning of the episode. Russell delivers a touching eulogy that incorporated a bit of humor. The aftermath of the attack is still weighing on Stevie’s conscience. That and

Madam Secretary: White House Attacker Found. Stevie Heads Back to Work.
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The Flash's Candice Patton: Iris and Nora 'Get On a Really Great Path,' Following That Rough Start

The Flash's Candice Patton: Iris and Nora 'Get On a Really Great Path,' Following That Rough Start
If you felt like The Flash‘s first scenes between Iris and the grown daughter she has yet to even conceive were… well, whatever the opposite of schway is… Candice Patton is here to reassure you that the kid’s gonna be alright.

In the CW series’ Season 5 premiere, “There was a fun moment between us at Jitters, where Iris is just so desperate to try to relate to her daughter,” Patton recalled for TVLine at The CW’s Fall Launch event at the Warner Bros. lot. Clumsily wielding 2050s slang, for example. “She’s trying to pretend like she
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‘Ugly Betty’ to Receive South African Remake (Exclusive)

“Betty La Fea,” the megahit Colombian telenovela that inspired the ABC series “Ugly Betty,” has been optioned by South Africa’s Known Associates Entertainment for a local adaptation.

The deal was announced at Mipcom on Monday with Colombian net Rcn, which owns the rights to the format.

“It is a great pleasure to be able to bring this evergreen home to South African audiences, and we are looking forward to finding the best broadcaster for the series,” said Known Associates chairman Joel Phiri. “We intend to make it along much the same lines as the other successful ‘Ugly Bettys’: with a local flavor,
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Whatever Happened to the Cast of “The Almighty Johnsons?”

Imagine if the Norse gods of legend were reincarnated into human form and had little to no control over their powers. You’d have the Almighty Johnsons, a family that has come to realize just how powerful they can be but don’t have any of the necessary control that is required to handle their power. In order to make things right the reincarnated Odin has to find his reincarnated wife, Frigg, to balance things out. But along the way are three other goddesses that are attempting to thwart this attempt by finding Frigg first and dealing with her in a way

Whatever Happened to the Cast of “The Almighty Johnsons?”
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Israeli Network Reshet Says It Is Canceling Merger With Channel Ten

Israeli television network Reshet has announced that it is canceling its planned merger with fellow network Channel Ten, saying that foot-dragging by the country’s broadcasting authority, whose final approval is required, had put it in an untenable position.

“The broadcast authority’s avoidance of a decision on the merger request has led to its cancellation,” Reshet said in a surprise statement Monday. “Despite the deal signed between Reshet and Channel Ten, and despite the understanding that a merger between the two channels is the best solution for the Israeli television market, the Reshet shareholders were forced to announce today the cancellation of the merger.
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Arrowverse Crossover Photo Reveals Superman's New Look, Matching (Biker?) Outfits for Oliver and Barry

Arrowverse Crossover Photo Reveals Superman's New Look, Matching (Biker?) Outfits for Oliver and Barry
The Exploding Head emojis that Arrow star Stephen Amell attached to his latest tweet, from behind-the-scenes at this year’s Arrowverse crossover shoot, pretty much say it all.

With production now underway on the three-night, Legends-less crossover, Amell shared the photo below which reveals Tyler Hoechlin, who will appear in all three episodes, to be donning Superman’s black suit. (Throughout his previous Supergirl visits, the character went with the traditional red-and-blue duds.)

Eagle-eyed fans, however, are gravitating more to what Amell and Flash counterpart Grant Gustin are revealed to be wearing: matching black pants (with wallet chains!) and studded biker boots.
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Chicago Med Sneak Peek: Will Lands on the Feds' Radar — But Can Voight Help?

Will Halstead is in deep, deep trouble… with the law! In TVLine’s exclusive video from Wednesday’s Chicago Med (NBC, 8/7c), the doc gets some concerning news from Chicago P.D.‘s Voight: Will’s house calls to Ray Burke — who, unbeknownst to him, is a gangster — have caught the attention of the feds.

“They’re looking your way now,” the sergeant informs Will, who was just treating Ray. But that’s not how it looks to the feds, who suspect that Will is taking kickbacks. “You ran Ray’s blood for free and off the books, then accepted
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “World of Dance”

You might love dancing or you might think it’s okay but not that great, but if you should chance to watch World of Dance there’s a big possibility that you will be blown away by what some of the contestants can do. In some cases you might even be kind of jealous since the fluidity and capabilities of the people on the stage are something that seem beyond human at times though it’s obvious that their level of skill and the strength they display is something quite impressive to behold. The show itself is something that a lot of people

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “World of Dance
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‘Watchmen’ First Look: HBO Teases New Damon Lindelof Series with Instagram Picture of Law Enforcement Character

‘Watchmen’ First Look: HBO Teases New Damon Lindelof Series with Instagram Picture of Law Enforcement Character
It wouldn’t be “Watchmen” without some of that iconic bright yellow.

As part of its first look at the upcoming Damon Lindelof-led series, HBO launched an official Instagram account to provide some gradual new information. Offering no other clarification beyond the caption “Who Watches the Watchmen” (invoking the phrase that peppers Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ original graphic novel), it’s a tantalizingly small glimpse at one of this series’ new characters.

We’ll leave it to facial feature analysts to parse which of the main cast this could be showing. As of now, the show has revealed an impressive ensemble, including Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., and Don Johnson.

Still, there’s that unmistakable yellow color, which seems to support something that Lindelof has said publicly ever since the project was announced. The original dozen issues of “Watchmen,” he said in an
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Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage Muses How the HBO Series Will End for Tyrion: 'Death Can Be a Great Way Out'

Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage Muses How the HBO Series Will End for Tyrion: 'Death Can Be a Great Way Out'
Let’s get one thing clearer than a glass goblet of Arbor Gold: Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage isn’t necessarily saying that Tyrion Lannister does die in the HBO drama’s upcoming eighth and final season. He’s just saying that there are worse ways to wrap an epic television adventure.

In a detailed Q&A with Vulture‘s David Marchese that covers many topics, including Dinklage’s HBO movie My Dinner With Hervé, the actor is asked how he feels about where the Hand of the Queen winds up by the end of Thrones‘ series’ finale.

“I feel very,
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CBS Developing Drama Series Based on James Patterson’s ‘Texas Ranger’

CBS is developing a drama based on James Patterson’s novel, “Texas Ranger,” Variety has learned.

“Ranger” is set as a one-hour drama from writers and executive producers Jason Hall, Tj Brady and Rasheed Newson. It follows a Texas ranger and his “cantankerous” father, who move to South Florida. There, the titular ranger becomes a homicide detective and searches for his brother’s killer.

Peter Lenkov and Sean Canino (101st Street Ent.) are executive producers on the project alongside Patterson, Bill Robinson and Leopoldo Gout (James Patterson Ent.). The project hails from CBS Television Studios.

Hall is repped by UTA and attorney Darren Trattner.
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NBCUniversal Sets Ad-Sales Shakeup

NBCUniversal said it would rejigger the executive team overseeing its advertising sales, elevating two executives and parting ways with two others as traditional media sellers grapple with new demands from a Madison Avenue increasingly focused on buying broader packages of commercial time across many different outlets.

Laura Molen and Mark Marshall were each named a president of NBCU’s ad sales division. Each will supervise day-to-day national sales efforts for different parts of NBCU’s portfolio. Marshall will continue to oversee ad sales for the NBC broadcast network, but add sports and advanced advertising sales and client partnerships to his purview.
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TV Shows to Watch the Week of Oct. 15, 2018: ‘The Conners,’ ‘Daredevil’

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “The Conners” debuts sans Roseanne and “Daredevil” returns for Season 3

The Conners,” ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m.

In the series premiere of the now Roseanne-less comedy, a sudden turn of events forces the Conners to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before.

The Kids Are Alright,” ABC,
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