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‘Glamorous’: Brooke Shields To Star In, Eva Longoria To Direct the CW Pilot

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‘Glamorous’: Brooke Shields To Star In, Eva Longoria To Direct the CW Pilot
Brooke Shields is set to star in the CW’s drama pilot Glamorous. Eva Longoria has been tapped to direct and executive produce in her pilot directing debut. Jade Payton also has been cast in hourlong drama pilot from Damon Wayans Jr. and his Two Shakes Entertainment, writer Jordon Nardino and CBS TV Studios.

Written by Nardino, Glamorous centers on a gender non-conforming recent high school graduate who lands the gig of a lifetime interning at a cosmetics company whose products he panned on YouTube.

Shields, a former model herself, will play Madolyn, a former supermodel who is no stranger to the covers of Vogue or the runways of Milan, Madolyn is the founder and CEO of one of the industry’s most respected and sophisticated cosmetics company. A canny businesswoman and entrepreneur, Madolyn is at the top of the game and will stop at nothing to stay there, including
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Peter Tork, The Monkees Bassist, Dies at 77

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Peter Tork, The Monkees Bassist, Dies at 77
Peter Tork, bassist, keyboardist and singer for iconic late ’60s pop-rock band The Monkees died on Thursday. He was 77.

Tork’s death was confirmed by his sister, Anne Thorkelson, to The Washington Post. Thorkelson did not share the cause of death or where Tork died. His Twitter and Facebook accounts announced his death shortly after.

“Please know that Peter was extremely appreciative of you, his Torkees, and one of his deepest joys was to be out in front of you, playing his music, and seeing you enjoy what he had to share,” a message attributed to the Peter Tork Facebook Team said.

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It is with beyond-heavy and broken hearts that we share the devastating news that our friend, mentor, teacher, and amazing soul, Peter Tork, has passed from this world. As we have mentioned in the past, the Ptfb team is…
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"Halo" TV Series Will Be Directed by ‘Robin Hood’ Filmmaker Otto Bathurst

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The long road to adapt Halo to the screen (be it big or small) is almost at an end. Showtime is turning the video game franchise into a new TV series, and they’ve found their director – Otto Bathurst, the filmmaker behind the recent Robin Hood reboot. Bathurst will direct multiple episodes of the live-action series, and […]

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"Stargirl" Casts Cameron Gellman; Carmela Zumbado Joins "You"

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Cameron Gellman (Heathers) is set as a series regular in DC Universe’s upcoming Stargirl series. Based on the DC characters, Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. The new drama reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series. Gellman is playing an undisclosed DC character. Geoff Johns, who created the Stargirl character in 1999, will be writing the first episode and executive produces with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Melissa Carter. The series is produced by Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Gellman most recently appeared in Heathers, Mary Harron’s Charlie Says, The Fosters and The Middle. He also played alongside Annette Bening & Elle Fanning in the feature film 20th Century Women. He’s repped by
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"Haunting of Hill House" Anthology Gets Season 2 as Creators Ink Big Netflix Overall Deal

While Netflix doesn't release viewership data, this is one clear indicator that The Haunting of Hill House was a massive hit for the streamer.

Haunting creator Mike Flanagan and his longtime Intrepid Pictures partner Trevor Macy have signed a big overall deal with Netflix that includes a second season of the anthology. Sources say the pact is for four or five years and worth in the low eight-figure range. Given that Hill House was the duo's first series, that sum is considered a sizable investment from the streamer that changed the overall deals space after handing out nine-figure deals to ...
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Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett Staged Attack Because He Was ‘Dissatisfied With His Salary’

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Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett Staged Attack Because He Was ‘Dissatisfied With His Salary’
Chicago Police officials asserted Thursday that actor Jussie Smollett set up a hate crime hoax on Jan. 28 because he was “dissatisfied with his salary” on the Fox series “Empire.”

Police are holding a news conference to discuss the case that has made international headlines amid Smollett’s continued insistence that he was the victim of a vicious attack and he had no involvement in staging the incident. Smollett surrendered to police Thursday morning and will be charged today with filing a false police report.
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"Lost Boys": Tyler Posey to Star in CW Pilot, Catherine Hardwicke to Direct

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The CW has found the cast and director for its “Lost Boys” pilot.

Teen Wolf” alum Tyler Posey has signed on to star in the adaptation as Michael, one of the two sons who move to the seaside town of Santa Carla with their mother. “Kingdom” alum Kiele Sanchez will play their mother Lucy, while the role of the younger brother has not yet been cast.

Medalion Rahimi (“Still Star-Crossed”) has also been cast in the pilot as Stella, the carefree Californian who has an immediate spark with Michael. Her boyfriend David, the bad-boy leader of a vampire gang, will be played by Dakota Shapiro (“Valley of the Boom”).

Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke is also set to return to the vampire genre as director of the Warner Bros. TV pilot.

In the original 1987 film “The Lost Boys,
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‘The Walking Dead’ Drops to All-Time Low in Ratings and Viewers

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‘The Walking Dead’ Drops to All-Time Low in Ratings and Viewers
The Walking Dead” definitely isn’t dead, but it is at an all-time low.

Sunday’s episode, titled “Omega,” averaged a 1.7 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, down 15 percent from the prior week’s midseason premiere and slightly below its previous all-time demo low of 1.8 last fall.

This week also marked the show’s worst-ever performance in total viewers with 4.54 million people tuned in for Sunday’s episode. That’s down 12 percent from last week and less than the previous low of 4.71 million for the show’s second episode in 2010.

The episode aired against the NBC All-Star Game on TNT and TBS, likely accounting for the week-over-week declines.

The aging series has seen steep ratings declines across the past few years, with viewership numbers for Season 9 coming in well below the previous season. And moving forward, the
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"Frasier": Kelsey Grammer Hints That a Revival Will Be Announced Soon

Is Frasier really making a comeback? Recently, star Kelsey Grammer says a revival of the NBC TV show is coming soon, Today reports.

A spinoff of Cheers, the hit sitcom followed Dr. Frasier Crane (Grammer) as he settles in his hometown of Seattle with his father and younger brother, Niles (David Hyde Pierce). The cast also included Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin, John Mahoney, Moose, Enzo the Dog, Dan Butler, Tom McGowan, and Edward Hibbert. The series ran on NBC for 11 seasons before ending in 2004.

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Brooke Shields Joins CW Pilot About Gender Non-Conforming Beauty Intern

Brooke Shields Joins CW Pilot About Gender Non-Conforming Beauty Intern
Brooke Shields has joined the cast of The CW’s Glamorous drama pilot, with Eva Longoria set to direct.

Penned by Jordon Nardino (Desperate Housewives, Quantico), Glamorous follows a yet-to-be-cast gender non-conforming high school graduate who lands the gig of a lifetime — interning at a cosmetics company whose products he panned on YouTube.

Shields will play Madolyn, a former supermodel (natch) who is no stranger to the covers of Vogue and now is the founder and CEO of one of the industry’s most respected cosmetics companies. A canny businesswoman, Madolyn is described as being at the top of the
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Arrow: Caity Lotz Confirmed to Return for Birds of Prey-Inspired Episode

The CW’s Arrow will have a veritable cage full of canaries when Caity Lotz reprises her role as Sara Lance in a highly anticipated upcoming episode.

TVLine has confirmed that Legends of Tomorrow star Lotz — whose Sara fleetingly popped up in an archival documentary interview during Arrow‘s 150th episode — will return for Season 7’s 18th episode, which is titled “Lost Canary” and has previously been described as a “Birds of Prey-inspired” outing. As Arrow showrunner Beth Schwartz recently revealed to TVLine, “We are doing a Birds of Prey-inspired episode, that Laurel (played by Katie Cassidy Rodgers) will be involved with.
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‘Mindhunter’ Season 2: Cameron Britton Can’t Confirm or Deny His Return

‘Mindhunter’ Season 2: Cameron Britton Can’t Confirm or Deny His Return
David Fincher and Joe Penhall’s Netflix original series “Mindhunter” is returning sometime this year, and yet that’s all the streaming giant has confirmed for Season 2. Netflix is being extra cautious when it comes to the new season and has not revealed any official details. What fans do know about “Mindhunter” Season 2 has come strictly from sources close to production (see the Season 2 director’s roster), or teases made by Fincher during interviews. “Mindhunter” Season 2 is being so secretive that recurring cast member Cameron Britton can’t even confirm or deny his involvement in the series moving forward.

Speaking to RadioTimes while promoting his role in Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy,” Britton remained cryptic when pushed to answer whether or not his “Mindhunter” serial killer and breakout character Ed Kemper will return at some point in the new episodes. “Netflix pulls those memories out of me,” Britton answered. “I
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All the Easter Eggs in Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone Trailer

The first trailer for Jordan Peele's The Twilight Zone reboot accomplishes a lot. For starters, it creeps us the hell out without spoiling much of anything. It also pans to Peele observing the action as the semi-omniscient narrator -- a shot that proves he's totally up to the task of stepping into ...

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Christine Taylor

Chances are you’ve likely seen Christine Taylor in a lot of places since she’s been around for a while and has made herself known quite often in movies and in TV. While the role of Marcia Brady is one that she’s most known for it’s also fun to point out that she managed to star with her ex-husband Ben Stiller in a few very notable movies as well. Throughout her career so far she’s been the kind of person that loves what she does but isn’t really out to impress people as this isn’t her primary goal. Be that as

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Christine Taylor
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Veronica Mars: Find Out Which Villain Will Be Back for Hulu Revival

Hold on to your hairdos: Hulu’s upcoming Veronica Mars revival will contain an appearance by notorious Hearst rapist Mercer Hayes.

TVLine has confirmed that Ryan Devlin, who played the hair-snipping villain, will be part of the eight-episode limited series set to launch later this year.

Fans of the series will remember Mercer as the college-radio DJ/illegal casino svengali whom Veronica revealed as a serial rapist in Season 3. (Remember how he kept the locks of the women he’d violated? Shudder.) The last time we saw him, in “Spit & Eggs,” Mercer and accomplice Moe Flater were about to receive a behind-bars beat-down from Logan,
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Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Remixes Classic Theme Song for Spinoff's Opening Credits — Watch

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Remixes Classic Theme Song for Spinoff's Opening Credits — Watch
The arrangement may have changed, but the sentiment remains: Two can keep a secret… if one of them is dead. Freeform on Thursday unveiled a new version of Pretty Little Liars‘ iconic theme song “Secret,” as heard in the series premiere of its upcoming spinoff Pll: The Perfectionists.

Originally performed by The Pierces, this angelic (and far creepier) take comes courtesy of musical duo Denmark + Winter, whose work has been featured in a number of TV shows and movies — including The Perfectionists’ parent series. (Its cover of “Stand by Me” played during Hanna and Caleb’s low-key wedding ceremony in Season 7.)

Premiering on Wednesday,
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TVLine Items: Magicians Star Visits God, Denise Richards on B&B and More

TVLine Items: Magicians Star Visits God, Denise Richards on B&B and More
Someone magical is coming to God Friended Me: The Magicians star Stella Maeve will appear in an upcoming episode of the CBS drama, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Maeve will play Sophia, a sous chef who works at her father’s restaurant and dreams of opening her own dining establishment. After Miles and Cara are sent her name by the God account, they discover that Sophia’s plans are in danger of falling apart.

Maeve’s installment airs Sunday, March 10 at 8/7c. Check out an exclusive first look above.

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Jussie Smollett’s Bail Set at $100,000, Must Surrender Passport

Jussie Smollett’s Bail Set at $100,000, Must Surrender Passport
A Chicago judge set a $100,000 bond for Jussie Smollett on Thursday, as the “Empire” actor made his first court appearance.

Smollett faces one felony count of filing a false police report. Police allege that Smollett staged a Jan. 29 attack, telling detectives that he was accosted by two men who used racial and homophobic slurs.

Outside court, a Cook County prosecutor read from a bond proffer that detailed extensive evidence against Smollett, including text messages, phone records, and witness statements. Risa Lanier, the chief of the criminal prosecutions bureau, said that Smollett had been close friends with Abel Osundairo, one of the purported attackers,
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The Best Uses of Lenny Kravitz Songs in Movies or TV

If anyone doesn’t know who Lenny Kravitz is in passing at the very least then there’s good chance they were born not that long ago or have a very, very short memory. For the rest of us he’s one of the most known musicians throughout the world and he’s also one of the most influential. His music has been there for a lot of people when they needed something, anything, to pick them up and make them feel that it was okay to keep moving forward, and the man himself has been a huge inspiration to a lot of people

The Best Uses of Lenny Kravitz Songs in Movies or TV
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Magnum P.I. Welcomes Vet of Original Series: 'The Torch Has Been Passed'

Magnum series past and present will collide when a star of the original 1980s series pops up on CBS’ reboot.

TVLine has obtained an exclusive photo of Roger E. Mosley aka the original T.C. guest-starring on the March 11 episode of Magnum P.I. (airing Mondays at 9/8c).

Mosley will play Booky, a Vietnam vet and barber to whom the “new” T.C. (played by Stephen Hill) goes for sage advice (and a great haircut). Check out the two T.C.s below, then read on for more:

In a statement to TVLine, Magnum P.I.‘s Hill said, “Working with Roger E.
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