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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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Was There a Good Movie Buried Somewhere in Sony’s ‘Venom?’

For as unwaveringly harsh as I have been on the Venom (2018) front – and for as ardently as I will go to bat for every last word I wrote about it – it really never had to be this way. Yes, a Venom movie that couldn’t use (let alone mention) Spider-Man was always going to be a head-scratcher. Yes, despite a character design that can’t help but be iconic, Venom could never seem to stand out against his nemesis’ other, more colorful, more interesting rogues. And yes, Sony’s been struggling to make a good movie, let alone a good

Was There a Good Movie Buried Somewhere in Sony’s ‘Venom?’
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‘Black Monday’ Trailer: Don Cheadle Takes Over in Showtime Comedy About Historic Wall Street Crash

‘Black Monday’ Trailer: Don Cheadle Takes Over in Showtime Comedy About Historic Wall Street Crash
Hollywood’s been no stranger to Wall Street, but with the help of Don Cheadle and Andrew Rannells, one new Showtime series is looking to dig deep into one of the financial sector’s darkest hours.

Black Monday” is one of Showtime’s biggest 2019 bets, a comedy about the lead-up to and aftermath of October 19, 1987, a day of a global money meltdown that saw nearly a quarter of the Dow Jones average disappear almost overnight.

Giving that day the “Big Short” treatment, this ten-episode series will chart the exploits of high-stakes Wall Street player Rod “The Jammer” Jaminski (Cheadle), who entices pure-intentioned Blair Shmerman (Rannells) to join his team. Fresh off a summer of “Support the Girls,” Regina Hall plays Jaminski’s second-in-command.

The trailer below definitely has some “Wolf of Wall Street” vibes too, featuring some trading room antics and some slow-motion realization that money situations are about to get very bad very soon.
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‘Station 19’ Nabs Full Season Order at ABC

ABC has ordered a full season of sophomore firehouse drama “Station 19.”

The series, which comes from Shondaland and is a spinoff of medical drama staple “Grey’s Anatomy,” stars Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George, Boris Kodjoe, Grey Damon, Barrett Doss, Alberto Frezza, Jay Hayden, Okieriete Onaodowan, Danielle Savre and Miguel Sandoval. Dermot Mulroney was recently announced to be a second season cast addition in a recurring role.

Stacy McKee serves as showrunner and executive producer, along with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, who executive produce. Paris Barclay serves as the producing director and executive producer. The show is produced by ABC Studios.
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Station 19: ABC Hands Grey's Anatomy Spinoff Full Season 2 Order

Station 19: ABC Hands Grey's Anatomy Spinoff Full Season 2 Order
One week after scoring record high ratings, Station 19 has been given a big vote of confidence by ABC. The firefighter-centric Grey’s Anatomy spinoff been picked up for a full season, the network announced Friday. The move extends the series’ Season 2 episode count from 13 to 22.

Buoyed by a highly-promoted crossover with Grey’s, Station 19 last week nabbed 6.5 million total viewers and a 1.3 demo rating, rising 25 and 18 percent week-to-week to mark series highs.On average through its first two episodes, the sophomore drama is drawing 7.9 million viewers and a 1.8 demo rating in Live+3 data.

Station 19 stars Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy Herrera,
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‘Dance Til Dawn’ at 30: The Team Reflects on ‘Unusual Casting Process,’ #MeToo Relevance and DJ Dick

The spring and summer of 1988 were consumed with a writers’ strike within the film and television industry, but one project that launched in the fall came out of it unscathed: “Dance ‘Til Dawn,” an original television movie about Hoover High’s senior prom first aired on NBC Oct. 23, 1988. The movie was a who’s who of 1980s television — from Kelsey Grammer and Alan Thicke, to Christina Applegate, Tempestt Bledsoe and Tracey Gold — and its multi-generational casting allowed it to be an early pioneer of content aimed at a co-viewing audience. It was also a love letter to Los Angeles, utilizing
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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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‘The Cool Kids’ Lands Full-Season Order From Fox

Fox has given a full-season order to “The Cool Kids.”

The multi-camera comedy has been picked up for an additional nine episodes, bringing its season-one order to a total of 22 episodes.

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, president, entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “On top of that, it has the perfect lead-in with Tim Allen and ‘Last Man Standing.’ ‘The Cool Kids’…are just that…and we’re thrilled they’re going to
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Christina Evangelista

It’s very hard to keep track of every last star in Hollywood but it bears mentioning that some of them kind of come and go in regards to the spotlight even if most of them would rather come and stay for a long period of time. Christine Evangelista is one of those that seems to step into the light and then fade into the background now and again for some reason despite the fact that she’s been keeping a pretty steady rhythm with her career. She hasn’t faded off into obscurity obviously and she’s not in any danger of being

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Christina Evangelista
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The Cool Kids Isn't Being Put Out to Pasture Just Yet

Cool news for comedy fans: Fox has given a full-season order to freshman sitcom The Cool Kids, the network announced Friday. Along with Last Man Standing, which previously got a full-season order, Fox has established a strong Friday night lineup that will stay intact through the spring. The two

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Supergirl Isn't the Same Show Without Mon-El and Winn

Supergirl lost two beloved characters at the end of its third season when Mon-El (Chris Wood) and Winn (Jeremy Jordan) traveled to the future to fight foes rather than stay in Kara's (Melissa Beniost) time. This left a pretty gaping hole where their storylines used to be, and the CW series isn't the

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Listen: Nathan Fillion on His New Show ‘The Rookie,’ Plus Taye Diggs Talks ‘All American’

Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.

In this week’s episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV, Debra Birnbaum, talks with Nathan Fillion, star of the new ABC drama “The Rookie.”

Listen to this week’s podcast for free below and at Apple Podcasts:

The project marked the first time Fillion ever pitched and sold a show to a network without having a pilot written. He jokingly likens the experience to selling a sandwich.

“If I told you I was gonna make you
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CBS News' Streaming Service Touts Non-partisan Election Coverage

The midterm elections are just around the corner and CBS News has got you covered! Cbsn, the network's ad-supported streaming app, offers up non-partisan coverage so you can get your election fix regardless of what political party you find yourself affiliated with. Get yourself ready for Nov. 16

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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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