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Disney Channel Orders ‘Star Wars Resistance’ Animated Series

Disney Channel Orders ‘Star Wars Resistance’ Animated Series
The anime-inspired series “Star Wars Resistance” will premiere on Disney Channel in the U.S. in the fall.

“Resistance” will also air on Disney XD and around the world after the fall debut. The show follows a young pilot named Kazudo Xiono who was recruited by the Resistance to spy on the increasing threat of the First Order. The time period explored in the series will be uncharted territory as the events occur prior to the 2015 blockbuster “The Force Awakens.”

In addition to new characters and ace pilots, the adventure will include beloved characters from the “Star Wars” franchise such as BB-8, Poe Dameron,
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Netflix Orders Gabriel Iglesias Multi-Cam Comedy, 2 Standup Specials

Netflix Orders Gabriel Iglesias Multi-Cam Comedy, 2 Standup Specials
Netflix is lining up even more laughs for viewers with three new projects from comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, including a multi-cam comedy series and two stand-up specials.

In the streaming service’s upcoming Iglesias-led sitcom, titled “Mr. Iglesias,” the comedian plays a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He teaches gifted, but misfit kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat assistant principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential.

The first of Iglesias’ two upcoming stand-up comedy specials for Netflix will be taped during “One Show Fits All,” the comedian’s current world tour. The second will be produced at a later date.
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‘Westworld’s’ Shannon Woodward to Produce Series Based on Nxivm Sex Cult

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‘Westworld’s’ Shannon Woodward to Produce Series Based on Nxivm Sex Cult
Annapurna Television is developing a scripted series inspired by the alleged sex cult NXIVM, with “Westworld” actress Shannon Woodward attached to executive produce.

The potential series is based on the New York Times report about the group published last year. The report, authored by Barry Meier, featured interviews with multiple women who said the purported self-help group, led by Keith Raniere, recruited women to serve as “slaves” and branded them with Raniere’s initials.

No writer is attached yet, but Woodward will executive produce along with Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle and Susan Goldberg of Annapurna.

The group has come under renewed interest in recent weeks, after Raniere was arrested in Mexico last month on charges of sex trafficking. “Smallville” star Allison Mack, who was identified as Raniere’s top lieutenant in the Times report, was arrested last week.
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Alan Ball’s Drama ‘Here and Now’ Canceled By HBO After One Season

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Alan Ball’s Drama ‘Here and Now’ Canceled By HBO After One Season
Exclusive: HBO is not renewing Alan Ball’s family drama Here and Now for a second season. The news comes 10 days after the series’ Season 1 finale.

“After careful consideration we have decided not to move forward with a second season of Here and Now,” HBO said in a statement to Deadline. “We thank Alan for his dedication to innovative storytelling, and we look forward to his next endeavor.”

Here and Now, which starred Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter, stemmed from Ball’s close relationship with the previous HBO regimes. It was a rare miss for the Oscar and Emmy winner, creator of HBO’s signature series True Blood and Six Feet Under and executive producer of Cinemax’s biggest hit Banshee. In addition to a lukewarm reception from critics, Here and Now also drew modest viewership for an HBO drama series, averaging 300,000-400,000 Live+same day viewers for the premiere telecast.
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Forest Whitaker to Star in Epix Drama Series ‘Godfather of Harlem’

Forest Whitaker to Star in Epix Drama Series ‘Godfather of Harlem’
Forest Whitaker will star in a straight-to-series drama at Epix, Variety has confirmed.

The series is titled “Godfather of Harlem.” It will tell the true story of crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned after 10 years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy takes on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X, catching his political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart.
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Emmys: SNL's Colin Jost, Michael Che to Host 70th Annual Ceremony

Emmys: SNL's Colin Jost, Michael Che to Host 70th Annual Ceremony
Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update anchors have nabbed one of TV’s biggest gigs.

Colin Jost and Michael Che are set to host the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, airing Monday, Sept. 17 on NBC. In addition, Lorne Michaels will serve as an executive producer on the broadcast.

“NBC is thrilled to be the home of this year’s Emmy Awards and with Colin and Michael in the driver’s seat as hosts,” Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. “Along with surprise appearances by other cast members of Saturday Night Live, I think we are in for
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The Bold and the Beautiful: Ridge Speaks With Hope

The Bold and the Beautiful fans are watching Ridge destroy his marriage from within. Well, we are watching as Hope destroys is from the outside. She’s made it blatantly obvious that she is going to get Liam back no matter how she has to do it, and that makes Steffy upset. Steffy is Ridge’s daughter, and Hope is his stepdaughter. These two will not be able to control their fury as their daughters bicker and fight over a man. We know that Brooke was not all about Hope being with Liam when she cam home. Steffy is pregnant and these

The Bold and the Beautiful: Ridge Speaks With Hope
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Grey's Anatomy: Meet Alex's Mother

Grey's Anatomy: Meet Alex's Mother
Grey’s Anatomy found a literal Bionic Woman to play Alex’s estranged mother. As confirmed by TVLine, TV vet Lindsay Wagner has been cast in the pivotal role, and is set to appear in the May 3 episode.

Our sister site Deadline first broke the news.

Directed by Grey’s co-star Jesse Williams, the episode finds Alex (Justin Chambers) and Jo (Camilla Luddington) embarking on a trip to Iowa to find Alex’s mom, Helen, whom he hasn’t heard from in a very long time. The hour is a sequel of sorts to the March 15 ep, in which we
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‘Code Black’ Stumbles In Season 3 Starter; ‘Survivor,’ ‘Empire’ Share Wednesday Win Despite Lows

Code Black started Season 3 on an off note Wednesday; the CBS drama fell 33% compared to last season’s premiere, to tie NBC's Chicago P.D. repeat for the 10 Pm demo win. In total viewers, Code Black slipped 13%. Both shows bested ABC’s Designated Survivor in the hour. Fox's 8 Pm Empire and CBS's Survivor tied for Wednesday’s No. 1 spot. Survivor was steady week to week in equaling its season low. Empire…
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High Noon Entertainment Ups Scott Feeley To President

High Noon Entertainment has promoted veteran exec Scott Feeley to President. In his expanded role, Feeley continues to oversee all creative – from development to current – and now adds the responsibility of day-to-day operations of the Denver, Los Angeles and New York offices. He’ll remain charged with creating original formats and generating new character driven series for broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms. Feeley will continue to report directly to and work…
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Why the Eternals Comic Book Series Could Make a Great Film Franchise

With the Avengers: Infinity War coming to the silver screen soon, many fans can’t help but feel as if the end of the McU is coming to a close. Of course, we know that’s not the case because there are so many Marvel films currently in development. There’s Avengers 4, Captain Marvel, another Spiderman film, and then another Black Panther film in the future. There’s probably a lot more coming than that, but we still can’t help but ask, “What’s next?” According to the president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, they’re actually considering bringing in the Eternals to the big

Why the Eternals Comic Book Series Could Make a Great Film Franchise
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Kronicle Media, Rebel Maverick to Develop Upcoming Book ‘Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now’ for TV (Exclusive)

Korin Huggins and Monique Nash’s Kronicle Media is teaming up with Matt Nicholas’ Rebel Maverick Productions and producer Manaal Khan to develop a series based on an upcoming Ya book by Dana L. Davis.

The novel is titled “Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now.” It revolves around Tiffany Sly, a sixteen-year old, whose life hasn’t been safe or normal for a while. Traumatized after losing her mom to cancer, she must leave everything she knows to live with the biological father she’s never even met. To complicate things, Tiffany has a secret: another man also claims he’s
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‘Firing Line’: PBS Reloads Public-Affairs Show With Host Margaret Hoover

Exclusive: PBS is bringing back an iconic property after nearly two decades. The pubcaster said today that a new version of Firing Line, the William F. Buckley-hosted public-affairs show it aired from 1966-99, will premiere in June. The new host is conservative political strategist and commentator Margaret Hoover. Produced by Wnet/Thirteen, the weekly series will bring together the brightest minds and freshest voices from across the political spectrum to engage in a…
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‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Lindsay Wagner To Play Alex’s Mom On ABC Medical Drama Series

Exclusive: We are finally going to meet Alex Karev’s (Justin Chambers) mom. Former The Bionic Woman and Scruples star Lindsay Wagner will play the key guest role of Helen Karev in the May 3 episode of ABC’s hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, directed by series co-star Jesse Williams. So far, we only had gotten a glimpse of Alex’s mom as a younger woman in a flashback during an episode earlier this season that was directed by Grey’s star Ellen Pompeo. The part was played by…
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High Noon Entertainment Promotes Scott Feeley to President

High Noon Entertainment has promoted Scott Feeley to president, the company announced Thursday.

In his new role, Feeley will continue to report directly to and work creatively alongside High Noon CEO Jim Berger. He will also continue to oversee all creative and now assumes the responsibility of day-to-day operations of the Denver, Los Angeles and New York offices.

He will remain tasked with creating original formats and generating new character driven series for broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms. With Berger, he will continue to executive produce all High Noon series and specials and oversee production across all operations.

“I’ve
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‘Origin’ YouTube Sci-Fi Series Sets Natalia Tena & Tom Felton As Leads, Paul W.S. Anderson As Director

Two alums from the Harry Potter movie franchise, Natalia Tena and Tom Felton, along with newcomer Sen Mitsuji, are set to topline Origin, YouTube’s upcoming sci-fi thriller series. Paul W.S. Anderson is directing the first two episodes of the show, from The Crown and Outlander producers Left Bank Pictures, Midnight Radio (CBSZoo), CiTVC and Sony Pictures Television International Productions. Nora Arnezeder
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Game of Thrones Author Offers Possible Hint About Spinoff Series' Subject

The Game of Thrones spinoff currently in the works at HBO just may come with an extra helping of dragons.

In a recent post on his personal blog, Thrones author George R.R. Martin hyped the upcoming release of Fire & Blood, a companion book to his Thrones novels that contains “monumental history of the Targaryen kings of Westeros.”

No, it’s not the long-awaited next chapter in his A Song of Ice and Fire saga — that’s not arriving in bookstores until 2019 at the earliest, Martin adds — but here’s why fans of the HBO series based on Martin’s work
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TV Ratings: ‘Code Black’ Debuts Down in Season 3

TV Ratings: ‘Code Black’ Debuts Down in Season 3
The Season 3 premiere of “Code Black” on CBS was down significantly from the Season 2 premiere in Fall 2016.

Airing at 10 p.m., “Code Black” averaged a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.6 million viewers. That is down approximately 40% in the demo and 13% in total viewers compared to the Season 2 premiere, which drew a 1.2 and 6.4 million viewers.

Earlier on CBS, “Survivor” was steady and was the top-rated and most-watched show of the night. “Seal Team” returned from a two week hiatus down in the demo.

ABC aired mostly repeats but did run two new episodes of “Alex Inc.” The first was up slightly
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Johnny Depp-Produced ‘Muscle Shoals’ Drama From Global Road Entertainment Set At ABC

Muscle Shoals, a drama based on the life of Rick Hall, producer of the legendary Muscle Shoals sound, has sold to ABC for development under a straight-to-series model, Deadline has learned. The project hails from Global Road Entertainment, Johnny Depp and Christie Dembrowski's Infinitum Nihil, Richard Branson's Virgin Produced, and Joshua D. Maurer and Alixandre Witlin's City Entertainment. The drama has been in development at Global Road since 2016. Emmy-nominated…
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General Hospital: Sam Helps An Old Friend

General Hospital fans know one thing for certain. Whatever Sam is going through in her life, she’s always there for her friends and the people who need her. She’s willing and able to put her own problems aside when someone comes to her in need of help, and she’s always been that way. We don’t know who it is yet, but someone is going to approach her and need help. We hear it’s an old friend, and she’s going to come through for that person in a big way. We’ll see it start today, and we will all feel that

General Hospital: Sam Helps An Old Friend
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