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Katja Herbers Lands Lead In CBS Drama Pilot "Evil"

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Katja Herbers Lands Lead In CBS Drama Pilot
Katja Herbers (Westworld) is set as the female lead in CBS drama pilot Evil, from The Good Wife‘s Robert and Michelle King and CBS TV Studios.

Written and executive produced by Robert and Michelle King, Evil is a series about the battle between science and religion. It focuses on Kristen Benoist (Herbers), a skeptical female clinical psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.

The Kings executive produce with Liz Glotzer, president of King Size Prods.

Herber was most recently seen on HBO’s Westworld. Her other credits include a lead role on Divorce, along with Manhunt: Unabomber, The Leftovers and Manhattan, among others. She’s repped by UTA, Lasher Group, Felker, Toczek, Suddleson, Abramson, and The Artist’s Partnership in the UK.
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Chris Rock To Direct Kenan Thompson Comedy Pilot At NBC From Lorne Michaels

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Chris Rock To Direct Kenan Thompson Comedy Pilot At NBC From Lorne Michaels
Chris Rock has been tapped to direct and executive produce Saving Kenan, NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot, starring and executive produced by SNL star Kenan Thompson. Rock, an SNL alum himself, is reuniting with SNL boss Lorne Michaels whose Broadway Video company produces the project alongside Universal TV.

Written by Jackie Clarke, Saving Kenan centers on a newly widowed dad (Thompson) determined to be everything for his kids while begrudgingly letting his persistent father-in-law become more involved in their lives.

Thompson, a married father of two, and Clarke executive produce with Michaels and Andrew Singer for Broadway Video. Rock will continue as an executive producer if the pilot is picked up to series.

Thompson likely will leave SNL — at least as a full-time cast member — should Saving Kenan goes to series as the two would be difficult to juggle. He is currently in his 16th year on the venerable late-night sketch program.
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"Barry": Season Two; HBO Reveals Return Date for Bill Hader Comedy Series

Barry Berkman is back with a bang. HBO has announced the second season of its Barry TV show will premiere on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 10:00pm ET/PT. Watch the teaser trailer, below.

An HBO sitcom, Barry stars Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, Anthony Carrigan, and Henry Winkler. The dark comedy centers on Barry (Hader), a Midwestern hitman. When his handler, Fuches (Root), loans him to Goran Pazar (Fleshler), of the Chechen mob, Barry travels to Los Angeles. There, he follows his target to Gene Cousineau’s (Winkler) acting class, and soon falls in love with the community and the idea of a whole new life. Read More…
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Ken Jeong Is a Crazy Rich Asian in CBS Pilot From 'Crazy Rich Asians' Writer

Ken Jeong Is a Crazy Rich Asian in CBS Pilot From 'Crazy Rich Asians' Writer
CBS is hosting a Crazy Rich Asians reunion: Ken Jeong has joined the cast of the Eye network’s comedy pilot The Emperor of Malibu, from Asians writer Kevin Kwan, TVLine has learned.

The multi-cam comedy centers on Auggie, the son of a Chinese billionaire who announces he’s marrying an American woman, spurring his family to descend on Los Angeles “to win their son back and test-drive the American Dream,” per the network’s official description. Jeong will play Gerry, the Chinese tech billionaire who hauls his family to L.A. “to see if they can persuade Auggie to re-think his engagement.
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‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ Adds Jessica Garza, Johnathan Nieves

‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ Adds Jessica Garza, Johnathan Nieves
The upcoming Showtime drama “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” has cast both Jessica Garza and Johnathan Nieves in series regular roles, Variety has learned.

They join previously announced cast member Daniel Zovatto. Described as a spiritual descendant of the original “Penny Dreadful,” the new series opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto) is embroiled in a story that reflects the history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city’s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to
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"Cosmos" Season 2 Premiere Officially Pushed By Fox Amid Neil deGrasse Tyson Investigation

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Fox has made it official — the second season of science docuseries Cosmos won’t premiere on March 3 as previously announced because of the ongoing investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against host Neil deGrasse Tyson.

The network just released listings for March 3-10. In them, Cosmos is replaced by Family Guy repeats in the Sunday 9:30 Pm slot on both March 3 and March 10.

As we reported last week, Fox and National Geographic were expected to postpone the Season 2 premiere, which had been set long before multiple new accusations against the famous astrophysicist/TV personality in late November prompted Fox, Nat Geo and the series producers to launch an investigation. The investigation is still ongoing, and the networks reportedly want it to be completed before making a decision.

“The credo at the heart of Cosmos is to follow the evidence wherever it leads,” the show’s producers said in a statement to Deadline in November.
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‘Transformers’ Origin Story Set at Netflix as Animated Series

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‘Transformers’ Origin Story Set at Netflix as Animated Series
Netflix and Hasbro have partnered to bring a brand new “Transformers” origin story to the small screen.

The animated show, “Transformers: War for Cybertron,” will launch in 2020 with “a new animation look and style that presents the Transformers like you’ve never seen them before.”

Transformers” vet F.J. DeSanto will serve as showrunner on the series. Contributing writers include George Krstic (“Megas XLR”), Gavin Hignight (“Transformers: Cyberverse”), and Brandon Easton.

“In this ‘Transformers’ origin story, we will explore the expansive universe of Cybertron in a way that audiences have never seen before – to the delight of both existing fans and those coming to the franchise for the first time,” John Derderian, director of Anime for Netflix, said. “The Transformers brand is a global phenomenon and we are thrilled to partner with Hasbro,
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"The Lord of the Rings" TV Series: Explore Amazon’s Map of Middle-earth Here

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Amazon has released one map to rule them all.

The official Twitter account for Prime Video’s upcoming “The Lord of the Rings” TV series shared a link to a map of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional Middle-earth on Friday morning.

And seeing as this map appears to tease what the world in Amazon’s small-screen adaptation of the franchise looks like, it’s definitely giving “LOTR” fans enough material to obsess over all weekend long.

Details about Amazon’s “LOTR” series — which first announced in November 2017 and is being developed by “Star Trek 4” duo JD Payne and Patrick McKay — are still scarce. But we do know the show is set in Middle-earth and will explore stories that precede the events of Tolkein’s “The Fellowship of the Ring.”

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‘Carmen Sandiego’ to Return for Season 2, Netflix Says

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‘Carmen Sandiego’ to Return for Season 2, Netflix Says
Netflix’s “Carmen Sandiego” has been renewed for a second season — kinda.

On Friday, the streamer announced via Twitter that the Gina Rodriguez-led animated series had been picked up for a second season.

“Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego season 2 you ask? Well, it’s officially returning! Keep those red fedoras warm and stay tuned for more details,” read a tweet posted by the verified Netflix Family Twitter account.

But we need to note here that while the series’ debuted with nine-episode Season 1 last month, Netflix initially gave a 20-episode order to the show, meaning not all of the episodes have aired yet.
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Walt Disney Archives Founder Dave Smith Dies at 78

Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith, the historian who spent 40 years cataloging and preserving the company’s legacy of entertainment and innovation, died Friday in Burbank, Calif. He was 78.

Smith served as Disney’s chief archivist from 1970 to 2010. He was named a Disney Legend in 2007 and served as a consultant to the company after his retirement.

“He was the unsung hero of Disney’s history who, as our first archivist, spent 40 years rescuing countless documents and artifacts from obscurity, investing endless hours restoring and preserving these priceless pieces of our legacy, and putting them in context to tell our story,
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TV Writer Christopher Knopf, Former WGA West President, Dies at 91

Prolific Emmy-nominated television writer Christopher Edwin Knopf, former president of the Writers Guild of America West, died in his sleep of congestive heart failure on Feb. 13. He was 91.

Knopf was born in New York and attended UCLA, leaving during his senior year to join the Air Force during World War II. He finished his studies at U.C. Berkeley, graduating in 1950, and began a 50-year career as a writer for motion picture and television.

He served as president of the International Writers Guild, national chairman of the WGA and president of the WGA West during 1965-67. He received 10 Writers Guild nominations and won three of them.
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Jussie Smollett Case: Two Suspects Released Without Charges as New Evidence Emerges

After two days of questioning, the Chicago Police Department announced Friday evening that it has released two suspects in the Jussie Smollett case without filing charges.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that detectives had developed new information in the case. Police no longer consider the men to be suspects.

“Due to new evidence as a result of today’s interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete,” he said.

Case Update: Due to new evidence as a result of today's interrogations, the individuals questioned
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What Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club Gets Right About The Hotel Business

You may think that it has been a long time since you had heard any news about Hollywood starlight, Lindsay Lohan, and you would be right. The socialite and actress has been keeping it on the down low for a few years after her fair share of negative press during the 2000’s. However, since that time, Lohan has set her sights for ventures abroad, opening Called the Lohan Beach House, the fairly new resort is beginning to make a name for itself, especially with it being the center of attention on Lohan’s new show on MTV, ‘Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club”.

What Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club Gets Right About The Hotel Business
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Fox's Proven Innocent: Grade It!

Fox's Proven Innocent: Grade It!
The last time Rachelle Lefevre led a TV drama, she was trapped Under the Dome in the mysteriously encased town of Chester’s Mill.

Fortunately, there are no domes to be found in Lefevre’s new series, Proven Innocent, but it does take place somewhere equally stressful: the courtroom. (Seriously, Chester’s Mill will start to look pretty inviting after going up against Chicago’s toughest prosecutor.)

Proven Innocent made its debut on Fox Friday night — but before you tell us what you thought of Episode 1, let’s recap what went down in the premiere:

Lefevre stars as ambitious attorney Madeline Scott,
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Kim Possible Star on That Big Twist, Possible Sequel — Grade the Movie

Disney Channel on Friday introduced a new generation of viewers to Kim Possible, a teen action hero who effortlessly juggles saving the world and maintaining a flawless report card. (See, students of Riverdale? It can be done!)

Essentially playing out as a 90-minute episode — complete with Christina Milian’s iconic theme song — the live-action movie found Kim (played by Sadie Stanley) and sidekick Ron (Sean Giambrone) foiling yet another of Dr. Drakken (Todd Stashwick) and Shego’s (Taylor Ortega) plans for world domination.

Christy Carlson Romano, who voiced Kim in the animated series, even made a cameo as a pop
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RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: [Spoiler] Wins All Stars 4 in Shocking Finale

RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: [Spoiler] Wins All Stars 4 in Shocking Finale
Friday’s finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars transformed the top four queens into superheroes — and two into full-blown Hall of Famers.

Monet X Change, Monique Heart, Naomi Smalls and Trinity the Tuck were put through the traditional finale gamut: In addition to writing and recording their own solo verses for RuPaul’s “Super Queen,” they also had to master some sick choreography (courtesy of Todrick Hall) and appear as special guests on Ru and Michelle Visage’s What’s the Tea? podcast.

Despite Trinity being this season’s clear frontrunner — more than 60 percent of TVLine readers predicted
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The Best Uses of Nine Inch Nails Songs in Movies or TV

It’s interesting to find out that Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails came from a very simple beginning and at the same time he did most of the work on his first album in terms of singing and instruments. What this shows is that he’s not only very picky about who can bring the sound that he wants to his songs, but that he’s an extremely talented man that is able to do a lot when it comes to promoting his own success. Throughout the years now Nine Inch Nails has been one of the most popular groups around and

The Best Uses of Nine Inch Nails Songs in Movies or TV
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Descendants 3: Get Scoop on Disney Channel Threequel, Plus Teaser Video

Descendants 3: Get Scoop on Disney Channel Threequel, Plus Teaser Video
With all due respect to Frozen 2, our anticipation is building for a different Disney sequel.

Disney Channel on Friday released the first teaser for Descendants 3, the next TV-movie installment of its saga about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains.

The cable net has also revealed plot details for Descendants‘ third go-round. According to the official synopsis, villain kids Mal (Dove Cameron), Evie (Sofia Carson), Carlos (Cameron Boyce) and Jay (Booboo Stewart) will “return to the Isle of the Lost to recruit a new batch of villainous offspring to join them at Auradon Prep.
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The First Descendants 3 Teaser Is Here and It's Straight-Up Villainous Fun

At long last, the offspring of your favorite Disney villains have returned for another installment of infectious song and dance in the first official look at Descendants 3.

The preview finds new trouble ahead for Mal (Dove Cameron), Evie (Sofia Carson), Carlos (Cameron Boyce) and Jay (BooBoo Stewart)

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Will Jack Dalton Ever Return to MacGyver?

MacGyver is a show that we’ve all liked once or twice in our lives, or in the case of some folks have watched throughout its entire run both original and new, but there is the need to recognize now and again just who the main character is surrounded by that helps him from time to time. After all as awesome as the character is, and he is without a doubt, there is always a need to take note of the people that support him and help him out on occasion. In this instance his no. 1, Jack Dalton, has been

Will Jack Dalton Ever Return to MacGyver?
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