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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

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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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Original Flash John Wesley Shipp Suits Up in Arrowverse Crossover First Look

Original Flash John Wesley Shipp Suits Up in Arrowverse Crossover First Look
Holy Shipp! This latest sneak peek from the Arrowverse’s “Elseworlds” crossover event is the most exciting one yet: Executive producer Marc Guggenheim on Monday posted a picture of John Wesley Shipp suited up in his original Flash costume, tweeting, “After seven years, this just might be the coolest thing we’ve ever done.”

Shipp, who plays father to Grant Gustin on The Flash, formerly portrayed speedster Barry Allen on CBS’ short-lived Flash series from 1990 to 1991. In addition to Guggenheim’s behind-the-scenes gift, Gustin also shared a doozy of a group shot: Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, Stephen Amell as The Flash,
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The Five Best Russell Crowe Movies of His Career

It’s amazing what can be done with a little bit of history and a lot of cinematic effect. Russell Crowe’s movies do this quite well and they prove to be highly entertaining, though when people go to research just what the past he’s acting out was really like they tend to deflate a bit when the history books tell the way it really was and don’t glamorize the legend. That’s perfectly okay to be honest, playing up legends and myths is something that humanity has done for centuries now as our stories have grown bigger and grander and taken on

The Five Best Russell Crowe Movies of His Career
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Arrow Recap: What Knowledge Did Future William and Roy Drop on Us?

This week on The CW’s Arrow, Felicity clashed with Diggle, a pair of Canaries pondered cooperation and new flash forwards shed a bit of light on William and Roy’s future fates.

Starting with, well, the future, William’s reunion with Roy let slip with a few, but major, details on their respective lives. Picking up mid-huddle around a Lian Yu campfire, Roy remarked, “Felicity and Oliver, they really just left you?” To which William admitted, “Pretty much. And my ex-boyfriend wonders why I have commitment issues.” That said, William “survived” the aforementioned family sitch.

He then explained how
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Making a Murderer: Was Season 2 Worth the Wait?

When a TV show takes the nation by storm the way Netflix's true-crime series Making a Murderer did back in 2015, the news that a follow-up is on the way never really comes as a surprise. Unfortunately, it also never really comes as a surprise when the sequel turns out to be a letdown.

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Homecoming Review: Julia Roberts' Mystery Drama Is Technically Marvelous, Kinda Boring

It's important to know that Amazon's new psychological thriller series Homecoming was adapted from a scripted podcast. Remember that all of these telephone calls and hushed conversations used to only exist in audio form, and that's why no matter what director Sam Esmail does to make the show

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ABC Orders Additional Scripts for Four Shows, Including ‘A Million Little Things,’ ‘The Rookie’

ABC has ordered three additional scripts for four of its fall shows.

Freshman dramas “A Million Little Things” and “The Rookie,” along with freshman comedy “The Kids Are Alright” and sophomore comedy “Splitting Up Together” have all received orders for more scripts for this season.

In Live+Same Day viewing, “The Kids Are Alright” is thus far the highest-rated, though it has only aired one episode. The series premiere averaged a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.5 million viewers, airing immediately after “The Conners” last week. “The Rookie” has also only aired one episode so far, averaging a 1.0 and 5.4 million viewers.
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Five Moments That Defined Supergirl Season 3

Currently, Supergirl has entered into its fourth season. As a result, now seems like a good time to go over some of the most memorable moments from Season 3 of the series. Granted, said season has its fair share of rough spots, but on the whole, its storytelling managed to be quite engaging, which is why there were more than a few moments worth remembering. Here are five of the most memorable moments from Season 3 of Supergirl: Alura Is Alive The fate of Krypton is something that looms over the stories of Supergirl and related stories. After all, the

Five Moments That Defined Supergirl Season 3
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A Million Little Things, The Rookie Among Four Shows Snagging Additional Script Orders at ABC

ABC is offering a vote of confidence to three freshmen series and one sophomore entry: The Alphabet network has ordered three additional scripts each for new series A Million Little Things, The Rookie and The Kids Are Alright, along with returning comedy Splitting Up Together, TVLine has learned.

A Million Little Things — featuring an ensemble cast led by James Roday, David Giuntoli and Romany Malco — debuted last month to just over 5 million total viewers and a 1.1 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. TVLine readers gave the series premiere an average grade of “B,” with 89 percent saying they will keep watching.
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Daredevil's Wilson Bethel Weighs in on Who Bullseye's Next Target Should Be

The villain Bullseye (Wilson Bethel) was unleashed in Marvel's DaredevilSeason 3, and his introduction to the series made the latest offering from Netflix's first Marvel show all the better.

The audience was first introduced to the psychopath Ben "Dex" Poindexter in the second episode of the season

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Other Links From TVGuide.com Marvel's DaredevilWilson BethelCharlie CoxVincent D'Onofrio
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‘Stolen Daughters’: How HBO Gained Access to the Nigerian Girls Rescued From Boko Haram

In 2014, violent Islamic insurgent movement Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from a school in Chibok, a town in northern Nigeria, and hidden in the vast Sambisa forest. Following a global social media campaign with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls that featured world leaders and celebrities like Michelle Obama, the Nigerian Government faced massive pressure to retrieve the girls. Facing international embarrassment, then-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration sought to reclaim the narrative. And that’s where the making of HBO’s documentary “Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram” began its long journey.

To date, more than 100 of the girls have been freed, while others escaped. The kidnapped girls, known as “The Chibok Girls,” are required to live in a secret government safe house in the capitol of Abuja, where contact with the outside world is severely limited. Granted exclusive access to 82 of the girls who are being rehabilitated and educated, “Stolen Daughters” chronicles how
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The Rookie Sneak Peek: Nolan Drives Headfirst Into a New Crisis

The Rookie Sneak Peek: Nolan Drives Headfirst Into a New Crisis
Just as The Rookie‘s John Nolan is getting to know training officer Talia Bishop a bit, wham! Duty calls.

In Episode 2 of the freshman ABC drama (airing Tuesdays at 10/9c), Bishop (played by Afton Williamson) forces Nolan (Nathan Fillion) to confront his personal moral instincts in order to be a good cop after he encounters the victim of a victim.

In the exclusive sneak peek above, you get to see how exactly the To and trainee quite unexpectedly come upon the abducted young woman.

Elsewhere in the episode, Lucy Chen (Melissa O’Neill) is temporarily placed with a new
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Are We Ever Going to See “The Thinning 3?”

Let’s start out with the actual show before we go into why it might not be coming back anytime soon. So The Thinning, starring Logan Paul, the famous YouTuber that millions of people have decided to make famous, is a rather bleak look at a dystopian future in which natural resources are just about depleted and the overpopulation of the earth has forced the Un to send out a decree to every country that per a single standardized test, those that are deemed intelligent enough to pass will survive, while those that fail will be executed. Sounds almost like something

Are We Ever Going to See “The Thinning 3?”
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TV News Roundup: Amazon Releases New Trailer for Julia Roberts’ ‘Homecoming’ (Watch)

In Monday’s roundup, Amazon drops the second trailer for “Homecoming,” and BBC America’s “Killing Eve” adds two cast members for Season 2.

First Looks

Amazon Prime Video has released the second official trailer for “Homecoming,” ahead of the series premiere on Nov. 2. Directed by Sam Esmail (creator of “Mr. Robot”), the psychological thriller stars Julia Roberts as a former caseworker who must relive her past when she’s questioned about why she left her job at a homecoming facility helping soldiers transition back to civilian life. The cast also includes Jeremy Allen White, Alex Karpovsky, and Dermot Mulroney. Watch
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Desi Lydic

Searching through the list of celebrities can take a while so an article on those that you don’t know much about now and again can remind you of who they are and where they’ve come from in an attempt to become known. Desi Lydic has enough credits to her name to be considered as a successful woman but at the same time if you don’t know her name it’s kind of understandable since she’s been in some well-known films but unless you’ve been watching very closely it might be easy to miss her. Then again if you’ve watched the Daily

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Desi Lydic
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Oscars: Donna Gigliotti, Glenn Weiss to Produce Telecast

Oscars: Donna Gigliotti, Glenn Weiss to Produce Telecast
Donna Gigliotti will produce the 91st Oscars telecast, with Glenn Weiss co-producing and directing the show.

The Academy Awards will air live on ABC on Feb. 24, 2019, from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“Donna and Glenn will infuse new energy and vision into this 91st awards presentation, and we are excited about a broad-based creative relationship with these two artists,” Academy president John Bailey said on Monday.

Gigliotti won a best picture Academy Award as one of the producers of 1998’s “Shakespeare in Love.” She’s been nominated in the category for “The Reader,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” and “Hidden Figures.
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