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BBC Names New ‘Top Gear’ Hosts to Succeed Matt LeBlanc

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BBC Names New ‘Top Gear’ Hosts to Succeed Matt LeBlanc
Comedian Paddy McGuinness and former cricket player Freddie Flintoff will replace Matt LeBlanc as presenters on “Top Gear,” the BBC announced Monday. The duo will join driver Chris Harris on the popular motoring show, while Rory Reid is stepping down from the main presenting lineup.

Season 27 of the series, which airs on BBC Two, will begin production in early 2019, with broadcast expected later in the year.

“This is a thrilling maneuver from the ‘Top Gear team,’ and I’m relishing what this trio will deliver,” said Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two. “Both Paddy and Freddie love their cars, but more than that, they’ll bring a new energy and competitive spirit to ‘Top Gear.'”

LeBlanc’s departure from the show was announced in May, paving the way for yet another reboot for “Top Gear” amid tumbling ratings. The “Friends” star and Chris Evans formed the first team that replaced longtime hosts Jeremy Clarkson,
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Matt Groening’s "Disenchantment" Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

Matt Groening’s
link=nm0004981 auto]Matt Groening’s adult animated fantasy series, "Disenchantment," has been renewed for a second season by Netflix, with the remainder of Season 1 (which premiered in August) streaming in 2019 and 20 episodes from the second installment rolling out in 2020 and 2021.

"We’re excited to continue this epic journey with Netflix," creator and executive producer Groening said. "Stay tuned for more cranked-up suspense, infuriating plot twists, and beloved characters getting knocked off."
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‘Shameless’ Mid-season Finale: Goodbye To All That

‘Shameless’ Mid-season Finale: Goodbye To All That
Tonight’s mid-season finale of Showtime’s Shameless was all about goodbyes – and not just until the season picks up again.

Warning: This article contains spoilers on the mid-season finale of Shameless. Proceed at your own risk….

The year was 2010. Barack Obama was finishing his first term as the nation dug out of the worst recession since the 1920s. Apple unveiled the iPad, Bp’s Deepwater Horizon oil pipeline exploded in the Gulf, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was Time’s Man of the Year.

And Cameron Monaghan was cast as an ensemble player on Showtime’s Shameless, playing Ian Gallagher, a gay, bipolar teenage son of a large Chicago family where dysfunction was the rule. He quickly drew raves for his performance.

But all good things must end, and Monaghan announced earlier via Instagram that he would be leaving the series at mid-year, joining the previous announcement by castmate Emmy Rossum,
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NYPD Blue sequel series gets a pilot order from ABC

NYPD Blue sequel series gets a pilot order from ABC
It looks like the classic 90s police procedural series NYPD Blue could be set for a return, with Variety reporting that ABC has granted a pilot production commitment to a sequel from original series writers and executive producers Matt Olmstead and Nick Wootton, along with Jesse Bochco, the son of NYPD Blue co-creator Steven Bochco.

The potential series will follow Theo Sipowicz, the son of Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz), as he looks to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating the murder of his father.

Created by Bochco and David Milch (Deadwood) and premiering on ABC in 1993, NYPD Blue ran for 261 episodes across twelve seasons and was the network’s longest running primetime drama until it was surpassed by Grey’s Anatomy in 2016. During its critically acclaimed run, it won 20 Emmy Awards and 4 Golden Globe Awards.

In addition to Franz, who was a regular for all 12 seasons,
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‘Walking Dead’ Recap: Tempers Flare as Alliances Begin to Crumble (Spoilers)

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‘Walking Dead’ Recap: Tempers Flare as Alliances Begin to Crumble (Spoilers)
Spoiler Alert: Do not keep reading if you have not seen Episode 3 of Season 9 of “The Walking Dead,” titled “Warning Signs”

The Walking Dead” continued it’s strong forward momentum in Season 9, with this week’s episode continuing to show the deterioration of the fragile alliance that has been forged.

The episode opens with Justin (Zach McGowan)–the Savior who raised the ire of Daryl (Norman Reedus) in the first two episodes of the season–lying dead on the ground near a brick building. Soon, he reanimates as a walker and rises back to his feet.

The next morning, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) walks through Alexandria in the early morning and visits Carl’s grave. He leaves a freshly grown tomato from the community’s gardens near the grave as a sign of the future Carl helped inspire. Back at home, he and Michonne (Danai Gurira) talk about the bridge building project and her charter.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Isabel Lucas

There are pretty faces aplenty in Hollywood and saying that they’re all alike is something that some folks would say just to avoid having to pick one out from the crowd. Isabel Lucas is one of those pretty faces to be honest but she’s able to be picked out from a crowd largely because like everyone else she has her own set of skills and personality that she can fall back on while still getting the job done and showing people that she is talented enough for consideration. She’s a bit quiet sometimes and not quite as forcible in her

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Isabel Lucas
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Dierks Bentley to Produce Nashville Bar Comedy From ‘Last Man Standing’ Creator at Fox (Exclusive)

Dierks Bentley to Produce Nashville Bar Comedy From ‘Last Man Standing’ Creator at Fox (Exclusive)
Country music star Dierks Bentley can now add scripted TV producer to his resume.

Variety has learned exclusively that Bentley is attached to executive produce a single-camera comedy that has received a put pilot commitment at Fox. The untitled series is set in a Nashville bar, where singers and songwriters go to chase their dreams, or maybe just to fall in love if only for a night.

The series hails from writer and executive producer Jack Burditt, the creator and original showrunner of “Last Man Standing.” Burditt’s other recent credits include “Modern Family,” “Great News,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and “The Mindy Project.
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Zosia Mamet Cast as Ellen Page's Love Interest in Tales of the City Revival

Zosia Mamet Cast as Ellen Page's Love Interest in Tales of the City Revival
Girls vet Zosia Mamet is the latest TV vet boarding Netflix’s forthcoming 10-episode revival of Tales of the City, TVLine has learned exclusively. The actress will play the recurring role of Claire Duncan, a driven documentarian who has a burgeoning relationship with Ellen Page’s Shawna that catches them both off guard.

The fourth TV chapter of Armistead Maupin’s Lgbt-themed, San Francisco-set series (following the landmark 1993 version and the “sequels” More Tales of the City and Further Tales of the City) finds Laura Linney’s Mary Ann — in full-tilt midlife crisis mode — returning home to her daughter (Page
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5 Reasons Why Legends of Tomorrow Is the Best Superhero Show

DC's Legends of Tomorrow will not be a part of this year's Arrowverse crossover and with good reason: It's just too different. The wacky time-traveling space opera has distinguished itself as a truly unique series with a light-hearted tone that doesn't quite mesh with the likes of The Flash,

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Are Luke Cage and Iron First the First Victims of #PeakSuperhero Fatigue?

Are Luke Cage and Iron First the First Victims of #PeakSuperhero Fatigue?
Remember when Smallville was TV’s lone superhero show? (And hell, it didn’t even let Clark Kent have flights or tights.) Now, seven years after that Superman origin story wrapped its run, TV is home to nearly 20 comic book-based series about specially abled heroes, with another batch in the pipeline.

Could it be that Luke Cage and Iron Fist, which both got powered down this month, are the first casualties of simply too much super going on?

Netflix famously doesn’t release viewership numbers, so there’s no knowing if these two of its five Marvel hero titles simply weren’t pulling their weight.
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Sarah Silverman Says Louis C.K. Masturbated in Front of Her With Her Consent

Sarah Silverman Says Louis C.K. Masturbated in Front of Her With Her Consent
Sarah Silverman said comedian Louis C.K. used to masturbate in front of her with her permission, during an interview on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show on Monday.

“I don’t know if I’m going to regret saying this,” Silverman said. “I’ve known Louis forever, I’m not making excuses for him, so please don’t take this that way. We are peers. We are equals. When we were kids, and he asked if he could masturbate in front of me, sometimes I’d go, ‘F— yeah I want to see that!’ … It’s not analogous to the
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Live+3 Ratings for Week of Oct. 8: Several Shows Tick Down in Week 3

Live+3 Ratings for Week of Oct. 8: Several Shows Tick Down in Week 3
Multiple shows saw minor downturns in the Live+3 ratings for week 3 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season.

For the week beginning Oct. 8, perennial chart toppers “This Is Us,” “The Good Doctor,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “9-1-1,” and others all ticked down in adults 18-49 compared to the prior week’s lifts.

“Manifest,” meanwhile, reclaimed the top spot from fellow NBC series “This Is Us,” growing by a 1.3 rating in the key demo to a 2.9 for 81% growth. “Manifest” was also the top grower in total viewers once again, reaching 12.9 million viewers after three days of playback.

Over the first three weeks of the season,
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What Designated Survivor’s Focus Will Be For Season 3

In May of 2018, ABC made the announcement that it would be canceling Designated Survivor. There seems to have been a number of reasons for this choice on the part of the network. First, Designated Survivor had been see a steady fall in its viewership numbers over the course of two seasons, which was particularly problematic because there wasn’t a clear way for said process to be reversed. Second, the series had a succession of show-runners, which was enough of a hassle to eat into the network’s patience. Third, some sources have claimed that the third season would have needed

What Designated Survivor’s Focus Will Be For Season 3
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The Trailer for Netflix's The Holiday Calendar Will Get You in the Christmas Spirit

Netflix is making a push to disrupt Hallmark Channel's market domination of the TV Christmas movie genre. The first shot was last year's A Christmas Prince, and this year the streaming service will release four holiday movies in November, starting with The Holiday Calendar on Nov. 2, which got a

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Used Her Mark Twain Prize Speech to Rip Donald Trump for Mocking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Used Her Mark Twain Prize Speech to Rip Donald Trump for Mocking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford
Julia Louis-Dreyfus was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, October 21, and the Emmy-winning actress used her time on stage to make a pointed dig at President Donald Trump. Louis-Dreyfus started her speech by remembering her teenage dream of becoming a dramatic actress. During prep school, Louis-Dreyfus even appeared in a production of “Serendipity.”

“I can remember every single aspect of that play that night, so much so that I would testify under oath about it,” Louis-Dreyfus said (via Deadline). “But I can’t remember who drove me there or who drove me home.”

Louis-Dreyfus’ line directly mocked Trump’s response to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh. During Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Trump made fun of Ford’s testimony and criticized her for not remembering all of the details about the night she was allegedly assaulted.
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Chicago P.D. Video: Jack Coleman Returns as Ruzek's (Dirty?) Dad

Ruzek’s job and family are about to collide in a big way on Chicago P.D.: During this Wednesday’s episode (NBC, 10/9c), the officer runs into his dad Disco Bob (returning guest star Jack Coleman) while working a case, which might involve his pops.

As seen in TVLine’s exclusive video, Ruzek discovers that his father has taken a gig working security at a strip club, where the owner is under investigation by Intelligence. The boss man is “a bad, bad dude,” star Patrick John Flueger previews. “The question is: Does Bob know about it? Is he dirty?
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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Sami Finds the Mystery Patient

Days of Our Lives fans are more than a little confused about a few things that are going on in the world of people who have to make some big decisions. For one, we all know that Nicole is looking to escape Xander, and she did. But she stumbled upon something last week that might just change her life the game, and everything else in between before she knows it. She knows that Eric is the man she needs and wants to be with, and that he is the love of her life. She’s someone who needs to get her

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Sami Finds the Mystery Patient
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TV Shows to Watch the Week of Oct. 22, 2018: ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,’ ‘Legacies’

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, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” debuts on Netflix and “Legacies” premieres on The CW.

Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh,” Netflix, Tuesday

In his first comedy special in years, Adam Sandler takes his comical musical musings back out on the road, from comedy clubs to concert halls to one very unsuspecting subway station.

Legacies,” The CW, Thursday,
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‘Tonight Show’ Shuffle: Mike Dicenzo Steps Down From Executive Producer Role

One of the three top producers of NBC’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” announced Monday he would step down from his role at the show, giving rise to speculation about whether someone else might be named to help lead the program in days ahead.

Mike Dicenzo, a writer and producer who has worked with host Jimmy Fallon for a decade, said via Twitter that he would leave the program, “one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever made, and one I’ve been grappling with this year. Ultimately, I just felt it was time,” he said. “And thankfully, Jimmy
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‘The Haunting of Hill House’: How’d They Pull Off That Terrifying Long-Take Sequence from Episode 6 — Watch

‘The Haunting of Hill House’: How’d They Pull Off That Terrifying Long-Take Sequence from Episode 6 — Watch
The Haunting of Hill House” is terrifying. Thinking about how director Mike Flanagan and the cast and crew of the new series pulled off a centerpiece tracking shot longer than some entire Netflix episodes is even more terrifying.

A new behind-the-scenes peek into the making of “The Haunting of Hill House” breaks down some of the logistics and emotions that went into making that part of Episode 6 (“Two Storms”) work. Light on spoilers for those who may not be at that point in the show yet, this overview still manages to show how all the moving parts had to be just right for the plan to work.

There’s a list of things going on in this shot that Stefon would be proud of: spirits appearing out of nowhere, kids in wheelchairs, moving statues, a dripping fireplace flue, plenty of flashlights. Flanagan describes how the set was built specifically to
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