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‘Frankenstein’ Author Mary Shelley Set as ‘Genius’ Season 3 Subject

‘Frankenstein’ Author Mary Shelley Set as ‘Genius’ Season 3 Subject
National Geographic has named its newest genius.

The cable channel announced at its upfront presentation Wednesday night that Mary Shelley, author of “Frankenstein,” will be the subject of the third installment of anthology series “Genius,” whose renewal was confirmed.

“Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ left an indelible mark on generations of imaginations,” said Carolyn Bernstein, executive vice president, global development and production for National Geographic Global Networks. “Equally inspiring is the story of Shelley’s relentless innovation, coupled with her desire to live on her own unconventional terms despite immense societal and cultural obstacles. I can’t wait for our talented team to bring her remarkable,
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'Taken' Reboot Basically Dead at NBC

'Taken' Reboot Basically Dead at NBC
Taken has effectively been taken out to pasture.

NBC has yanked the second-year drama — a reboot of the Liam Neeson film — from its home on Fridays, effectively canceling the drama starring Clive Standen and Jennifer Beals. The handful of episodes remaining will be burned off on Saturdays at 8 p.m. starting May 26 (aka after sweeps).

The drama was renewed for a 16-episode second season — with a new showrunner — after the prequel series was a decent, if not great, performer during its rookie run on Mondays after The Voice. The drama's status as a cost-effective co-production between...
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‘Seven Seconds’ Not Returning for Season 2 at Netflix

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‘Seven Seconds’ Not Returning for Season 2 at Netflix
Seven Seconds” has been canceled after just one season at Netflix, Variety has confirmed.

In the series, which was created and executive produced by Veena Sud (“The Killing”), a white cop accidentally hits and critically injures a black teenager, causing a northeastern city to explode with racial tension. Regina King starred as the mother of the boy who was hit, alongside Clare-Hope Ashitey, Russell Hornsby, Beau Knapp, Michael Mosley, David Lyons, Raul Castillo, Zackary Momoh, Patrick Murney, Michelle Veintimilla, Nadia Alexander, and Coley Mustafa Speaks.

Despite the cancellation, Netflix still plans to submit the series for Emmy consideration in the limited series category.

“We loved working with Veena Sud, Regina King and the cast and crew of ‘Seven Seconds,'” said Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix. “Together they created a compelling, timely and relevant crime drama. The first season is a complete, stand-alone story that we
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National Geographic Channel Orders Ebola Virus Drama ‘The Hot Zone’

National Geographic Channel Orders Ebola Virus Drama ‘The Hot Zone’
National Geographic Channel has given a series order to a scripted drama from producers Ridley Scott and Lynda Obst about the origins of the Ebola virus.

The project was unveiled Wednesday afternoon in advance of National Geographic’s upfront presentation to advertisers in New York. “The Hot Zone,” based on the book by Richard Preston, tells the story of a U.S. Army veterinarian who put her life on the line in an effort to stop a broader outbreak of the disease in Washington, D.C. in 1989. The series hails from Fox 21 Television Studios, Scott Free Prods. and Lynda Obst Prods.
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'Homeland' to End With Season 8, Claire Danes Says

'Homeland' to End With Season 8, Claire Danes Says
As expected, Homeland will end with its upcoming eighth season.

Star Claire Danes has confirmed the news in an interview with Howard Stern on his Sirius Xm show. "Yeah, that’s it," she said when the host brought up the fact that the next season is rumored to be the CIA drama's last. A representative for Showtime said that the network has not made a decision beyond season eight. The drama is currently airing its seventh season, the finale for which is set to air on April 29.

Showtime renewed Homeland for a seventh and eighth season ahead of its sixth season premiere. Sources...
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CBS Renews ‘Survivor,’ ‘The Amazing Race,’ 9 More Series

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CBS Renews ‘Survivor,’ ‘The Amazing Race,’ 9 More Series
CBS has renewed 11 series, including “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race” and “Hawaii Five-0,” the network announced Wednesday.

Additional series getting another season are “Blue Bloods,” “Bull,” “Madam Secretary,” “MacGyver,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” NCIS: New Orleans,” “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes.”

Combined with previously announced pick-ups, CBS now has 17 series in their 2018-2019 slate, including its entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups. The network previously announced that “The Big Bang Theory,” “Young Sheldon,” “Mom,” “NCIS,” “Seal Team” and “S.W.A.T.” received renewals.
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Cinemax Orders Drama Series ‘Jett’ Starring Carla Gugino

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Cinemax Orders Drama Series ‘Jett’ Starring Carla Gugino
Cinemax has given a straight-to-series order for a new drama series starring Carla Gugino, Variety has learned.

The series is titled “Jett.” It will follow world-class thief Daisy ”Jett” Kowalski (Gugino) who, fresh out of prison, is forced back into doing what she does best by dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends.

Jett is described as an intensely practical and self-reliant thief, an unsentimental woman of action. With the birth of her daughter, Jett planned to put her career in crime behind her, only to find herself drawn into doing one last job.

Gugino will also executive produce in addition to starring. The series is written, directed, and executive produced by Sebastian Gutierrez, Gugino’s longtime partner and collaborator. Mark Stern, Stuart Ford, and Dana Brunetti will also executive produce with Stacey Levin co-executive producing. Global Road Entertainment will produce.

Gugino has starred
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Syfy Picks Up To Series ‘Deadly Class’ Drama Based On Graphic Novel From The Russo Brothers

Syfy Picks Up To Series ‘Deadly Class’ Drama Based On Graphic Novel From The Russo Brothers
Syfy has picked up to series Deadly Class, based on the critically acclaimed Image Comics graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, from The Avengers directors Joe and Anthony Russo, Sony Pictures TV and Universal Cable Productions. Adapted for television by Remender and Miles Orion Feldsott, Deadly Class is described as a coming of age journey full of ancient mystery and teen angst. Set in a dark, comic book world against the backdrop of late 80s counter culture, it…
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Bruno Sammartino, WWE Legend, Dies at 82

Bruno Sammartino, WWE Legend, Dies at 82
WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino has died. He was 82.

“WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino passed away at age 82,” WWE said. “WWE extends its condolences to Sammartino’s family, friends and fans.”

Nicknamed “The Italian Superman,” Sammartino was the second-ever WWE Champion, defeating Buddy Rogers at Madison Square Garden for the belt. Of course in those days, the pro-wrestling promotion was not called “WWE.”

Sammartino went on to hold the title for nearly eight years — by far the longest reign ever. The way wrestling storylines are written these days, that mark will never be eclipsed.

More to come…
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‘Stranger Things 3’ Adds Cary Elwes and Jake Busey to Cast

‘Stranger Things 3’ Adds Cary Elwes and Jake Busey to Cast
Stranger Things 3” has added Cary Elwes (“The Princess Bride”) and Jake Busey (“Starship Troopers”) to its cast.

Elwes, who is pictured above, will play Mayor Kline. Busey’s character is named Bruce — that’s about all we know at this point.

Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos made the announcement today at the streaming service’s What’s Next event in Rome.

As previously announced, Maya Hawke will be one of the third season’s new leads and Priah Ferguson has been promoted to a recurring role.
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Ratings: ‘Roseanne’ Holds Steady in Key Demo for Another Dominant Performance

Ratings: ‘Roseanne’ Holds Steady in Key Demo for Another Dominant Performance
Roseanne” just keeps rolling. The revived ABC sitcom hauled in 13 million viewers last night, and held steady from last week in the key 18-49 demographic, with a 3.4 rating.

ABC finished first last night in the demo, though CBS topped primetime’s overall audience averages.

Anchored by the Season 1 finale for “Black Lightning,” The CW finished fifth on Tuesday, beating both Spanish-language networks by both main Nielsen metrics.
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Netflix Orders Idris Elba Comedy ‘Turn Up Charlie,’ Duplass Brothers’ True Crime Series ‘Evil Genius’

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Netflix Orders Idris Elba Comedy ‘Turn Up Charlie,’ Duplass Brothers’ True Crime Series ‘Evil Genius’
Netflix is about to bring you some laughs from Idris Elba and a new true crime series to obsess over courtesy of the Duplass Brothers.

Elba is set to star in “Turn Up Charlie,” while Mark and Jay Duplass will be taking on the docuseries “Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist,” the streaming service announced Wednesday at a showcase event in Rome.

In the comedy, created Elba and Gary Reich, Elba plays a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who’s given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter.
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Watch 'Glow' Cast Lip Sync 'Maniac' to Reveal Season Two Premiere Date

Watch 'Glow' Cast Lip Sync 'Maniac' to Reveal Season Two Premiere Date
The cast of Glow, Netflix's comedy series about an Eighties all-female wrestling company, lip sync to the Flashdance classic "Maniac" to reveal the premiere date of the show's second season.

Glow's Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin and the rest of the Glorious Ladies of Wrestling get pumped for their matches in the locker room by dancing along to the Michael Sembello track before Marc Maron, who plays Glow's manager Sam, interrupts the fun. The promo then reveals that the Glow girls will be back in the ring on June 29th.
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‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Among Peabody Entertainment, Youth Winners (Exclusive)

The Peabody Awards board of jurors has announced the nine entertainment winners, including children’s and youth programming, for series released in 2017.

Netflix leads with three honorees — “A Series of Unfortunate Events” starring Neil Patrick Harris, which won for children and youth programming; mockumentary “American Vandal” about a high school prank; and stand-up special “Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King,” which touches on the comedian’s struggles as an immigrant. HBO follows with two wins for Issa Rae’s “Insecure” and late-night show “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”

Rounding out the list of winners are AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,
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The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Liam Appreciates Steffy

The Bold and the Beautiful fans are not surprised when Liam asks Hope for time. He needs to sort things out in his own mind without her sitting around to find out what is going on. She wants to know what he wants and how he feels, and she’s not going to sit back and wait for him to make any more mistakes in his life. She’s gone from his biggest advocate for being with Steffy and giving her another chance after she slept with his father to telling him that he is making the biggest mistake of his entire

The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Liam Appreciates Steffy
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Young and the Restless Spoilers: Nick Protects Victoria

Young and the Restless fans are very excited to see that Nick finally realizes that his sister is in a bad situation. He’s got this entire thing going on with her and with the other people in his life as he’s working on finding out what happened to Jt and how they can make sure he still pays for what he did to their father. But now that he knows that Jt is a problem for Vickie, he’s going to do whatever he can to help his sister. We don’t know that he’s aware of the full extent of things,

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Nick Protects Victoria
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Fargo’s Carrie Coon to Play Crucial Avengers: Infinity War Villain

People who remember Fargo with fondness might be interested to know that Carrie Coon will be playing a rather important role in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. In fact, considering the exact nature of her role, it is not unreasonable to suspect that she might be making further appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future, though that will remain no more than speculation until it can be confirmed by the passage of time. Who Is Carrie Coon Playing? For those who are curious, Carrie Coon will be playing the part of Proxima Midnight, who is not exactly one

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NYC Subway Cards are Paying Tribute to David Bowie

David Bowie stole the hearts of a loving fan base with his music and unique onstage performances. The late actor passed away in 2016, but his music legacy lives on. New York City is honoring his memory with a subway card that features the famed musician. This is in addition to the Davidd Bowie Is exhibition that is offered at the Brooklyn Museum. A fitting tribute to one of their own Bowie lived in SoHo and enjoyed life as a New Yorker for a long period of time. He resided just a few short blocks away from Broadway-Lafayette station. This

NYC Subway Cards are Paying Tribute to David Bowie
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Amazon Orders ‘Utopia’ Drama Series From Gillian Flynn Based On UK Format

An U.S. adaptation of Utopia, written by Gone Girl author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn, is back on. Amazon Studios has given a nine-episode straight-to-series order to the project, with Flynn as creator, executive producer and showrunner. It will be the first project under an overall TV deal she has signed with Amazon Studios. A U.S. version of the 2013-14 British series Utopia, created by Dennis Kelly and produced by Endemol Shine Group’s UK production studio Kudos…
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‘Utopia’ Lands Series Order at Amazon, Creator Gillian Flynn Inks Overall Deal at Studio

‘Utopia’ Lands Series Order at Amazon, Creator Gillian Flynn Inks Overall Deal at Studio
The long-gestating American adaptation of “Utopia” has been ordered to series at Amazon, Variety has learned.

In addition, series creator Gillian Flynn has inked an overall deal with Amazon Studios, with “Utopia” being the first project under that deal. Based on the British series of the same name created by Dennis Kelly, “Utopia” follows group of young adults who meet online and are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization after they come in to possession of a near mythical cult underground graphic novel. They discover the conspiracy theories in the comic’s pages may actually be real and
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