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‘Rashomon’ TV Series In Development at Amblin

‘Rashomon’ TV Series In Development at Amblin
In an age of comic book adaptations and ’80s film reboots, maybe the next popular intellectual property wave is 1950s Japanese cinema. So goes the thinking for Amblin Television, which has optioned the rights to the Akira Kurosawa film “Rashomon” to develop it into a season of TV.

While the concept of showing one particular crime through the prism of a number of different perspectives has become less of a novelty in the nearly 70 years since Kurosawa’s legendary film, this new series will look to tell one crime in each of its 10 episodes, told from the point of view of a different character. With all the knowledge from those combined inputs, the audience will be able to gather the information necessary to arrive at the truth of what actually occurred.

Rashomon” was the eleventh film from the iconic filmmaker, co-written by Kurosawa and Shinobu Hashimoto. The pair based their
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"Luther" Creator Neil Cross Working on Show’s Movie Version, Idris Elba Says

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A movie version of crime series “Luther” is moving forward, with writer-creator Neil Cross working on the script, the show’s star Idris Elba confirmed at the launch of Season 5 in London.

“We are really advancing on getting a movie version [of the show] up on the screen,” Elba said. “Neil is beavering away on writing this thing, and I think the remit for the film is to scale it up.”

Elba added: “‘Luther’ has all the ingredients to echo those classic [neo-noir] films of the 90s like ‘Seven’ and ‘Along Came a Spider,’ and I think what we would like to do is use that blueprint to create ‘Luther’ the film.”

He continued: “It will be more murder, more Volvos, more frowning Luther… essentially we just want to try to take it to a much bigger audience and scale, and perhaps international as well.”

Asked where else the show could travel to, beyond its native London,
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"Queer as Folk" Reboot in Development at Bravo (Exclusive)

A new version of “Queer as Folk” is currently in the works at Bravo, Variety has learned exclusively.

Russell T. Davies, the creator of the original UK series, is onboard the new project as an executive producer. Stephen Dunn is attached to write and executive produce. Nicola Shindler of Red Productions, who executive produced the original show, will also executive produce along with Lee Eisenberg of Quantity Entertainment. Digital Rights Group will also produce. Emily Brecht of Quantity is co-executive producing. Universal Cable Productions is the studio.

The original “Queer as Folk” ran for 10 episodes between 1999 and 2000 in the UK.
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"The Terror" Season 2 Adds George Takei as Consultant and Series Regular

AMC announced today that renowned actor, producer, author and activist George Takei will join the second season of the critically acclaimed, Ridley Scott-produced anthology series, The Terror, as a consultant and series regular. The network previously announced actor Derek Mio will star in the series as Chester Nakayama; Josef Kubota Wladyka (Narcos) will direct the first two episodes. Production is scheduled to begin in January in Vancouver. Season two will air on AMC in 2019 with ten episodes. Set during World War II, the second season of The Terror centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a …
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NBC Sets "Good Girls," "AP Bio" Returns, Premiere Dates for "The Enemy Within," "The Village"

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NBC Sets
NBC is rounding out its midseason programming slate, setting premiere dates for new seasons of “Good Girls” and Glenn Howerton’s “A.P. Bio.” and launch dates for freshman series “The Enemy Within” and “The Village.” The broadcaster has also locked in starts for John Legend’s first season coaching on “The Voice” and the third season of Jennifer Lopez’s “World of Dance.”

The Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman-led drama “Good Girls” will return with Season 2 on Sunday, March 3 at 10 p.m. Per the official description, this year is “all about women dealing with the consequences of their criminal behavior” and “life-changing consequences” for Beth, Ruby and Annie.

The second season of comedy “A.P. Bio” premieres Thursday, March 7 at 8:30 p.m., bringing you back into the world of disgraced-Harvard-philosophy-professor-turned-Toledo-high-school-teacher, Jack Griffin (Howerton).
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"Van Helsing" Renewed for Season 4 at Syfy, Sets New Showunner

Syfy has renewed “Van Helsing” for a fourth season ahead of the Season 3 finale.

13 new episodes of the action-horror series will air in 2019. In addition, Jonathan Walker has come onboard as showrunner for the new season, taking over from Neil Labute.

The third season finale will air on Dec. 28.

“Van Helsing” airs on Syfy in the U.S. and on SuperEcran in Quebec, Canada. The series is available globally on Netflix. It stars Kelly Overton, Missy Peregrym, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Vincent Gale, Rukiya Bernard, Trezzo Mahoro and Aleks Paunovic.

The series is produced by Nomadic Pictures. Chad Oakes and
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"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Renewed for Seasons 3 and 4 at Netflix

Netflix has ordered two more seasons of “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”

The streamer has ordered another 16 episodes of the series, which will be split into two parts like Season 1 and 2. Season 3 and 4 will begin production in 2019. Season 2 is set to premiere April 5, 2019.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft. It finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.

It stars Kiernan Shipka,
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Young and the Restless Spoilers: Everyone Rallies for Nikki

Young and the Restless fans have never been more shocked than when they saw the accident that took Nikki from vibrant to barely hanging on. There is no indication at this moment in time that she will live, and we think that this will play a very big role in the fact that she will take the blame for all that happened to Jt. This will, in some way, play a role in that and how that all happens and goes down. We are just shocked and beside ourselves that she is in this situation right now, and we don’t

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Everyone Rallies for Nikki
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Vice Swings to Profit in the U.K., Eyes International Partnerships

After a tumultuous period involving harassment scandals, job losses and restructuring, Vice has registered a small profit in the U.K., according to the company’s latest results. The uptick is welcome news for Vice as its new international boss, Dominique Delport, scopes out new production and partnership possibilities for the company’s content business.

The U.K. was the first territory of Vice’s expansion outside the U.S. and remains the company’s single largest international market as well as a hub for the Emea region. Vice’s U.K. arm reported revenue of £103 million ($130 million) for 2017, compared to £92 million a year earlier,
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Stephen Colbert Mocks Former CBS Chief Leslie Moonves on ‘Late Show’

Stephen Colbert Mocks Former CBS Chief Leslie Moonves on ‘Late Show’
Leslie Moonves was known to take an active dislike of David Letterman making fun of him during that host’s tenure on CBS’ “The Late Show.” He probably isn’t enjoying being mentioned by Stephen Colbert either.

Colbert used his monologue on Tuesday’s broadcast to poke fun at the former CBS Corp. CEO, who yesterday learned that the board of his former company had decided not to pay him $120 million in severance after investigating claims of unwanted sexual harassment made against him by various women. Moonves has said he never engaged in non-consensual behavior.

“Every show he’s greenlit
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The Voice Season 15 Finale Recap: Was the Right Singer Named the Winner?

The Voice Season 15 Finale Recap: Was the Right Singer Named the Winner?
Tuesday’s Season 15 finale of The Voice promised to be a real nail-biter. Kirk Jay, heretofore the frontrunner, had had an off night Monday, and Kennedy Holmes had turned in not one, not two but three dazzling performances. They were so good, in fact, that my praise got me accused of being biased. (I think all my enthusiasm for her means is that I prefer contestants who sing like a dream and don’t stand on stage like they’ve been hit by a freeze ray.) But, considering that just last week, the 14-year-old had had to fight for the Instant Save,
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “The Big Sick”

The Big Sick is essentially a true story put into movie form for people to enjoy and for the most part it was successful. The idea of two people from such different cultures getting together, particularly when one culture is very much into arranged marriages for their children, is something that doesn’t seem to pan out all the time. But in the story the individuals involved do come to understand and at least accept one another after a time as the idea that people can’t meet and fall in love rather than just accept who they’re being paired with is

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “The Big Sick
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The Five Best Spongebob Songs of All-Time

Throughout the lifetime of this show a lot of people have either tried to avoid it or have firmly embraced it as one of the funniest and most engaging kids’ shows on TV. Spongebob Squarepants is perhaps one of the most ridiculously funny shows that has come along in a long time but it’s still been a polarizing show despite the profits it’s made, which are considerable. Some people feel that it’s not the brightest of shows no matter that it’s a cartoon and is somehow more ridiculous than anything that’s ever come on. That’s a rather bold claim to

The Five Best Spongebob Songs of All-Time
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Ariana Grande, Tracy Morgan Join Fallon for SNL Xmas Reunion — Watch

Ariana Grande, Tracy Morgan Join Fallon for SNL Xmas Reunion — Watch
Jimmy Fallon has an early Christmas gift for you. (Ariana Grande’s small enough to fit in your stocking, right?)

On Tuesday’s Tonight Show, Fallon reunited with his former SNL castmates Tracy Morgan, Chris Kattan and Horatio Santz for an encore performance of “I Wish It Was Christmas Today,” the same holiday tune the quartet first played together on a 2000 episode of SNL. (The original tune was later covered by The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas.) This time, they get an assist from Grande — although, disappointingly, she doesn’t sing at all in the clip. She just stands behind Kattan
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The Most Popular Show of 2018 Isn't Even on Anymore

In the world of television, Nielsen is the god all broadcast TV executives must bow down to/make blood sacrifices to, and now Nielsen has made its final judgment on 2018.

While the folks who work at streaming services like Netflix are busy knocking back eggnog and laughing at the trials and

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Daisy Ridley

If there’s one person out of many that can be said to have been a breakout star in the last several years then Daisy Ridley’s name would have to be up for the nomination. Ever since she took on the role of Rey in the newest Star Wars trilogy she’s been on the minds of many fans and has been one of the strongest characters in the new movies. It doesn’t matter if there are those that willingly tear down the movies piece by piece and say that they’re not worth anything, she’s one of the people that have made

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Daisy Ridley
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‘Luther’ Creator Neil Cross Working on Show’s Movie Version, Idris Elba Says

‘Luther’ Creator Neil Cross Working on Show’s Movie Version, Idris Elba Says
A movie version of crime series “Luther” is moving forward, with writer-creator Neil Cross working on the script, the show’s star Idris Elba confirmed at the launch of Season 5 in London.

“We are really advancing on getting a movie version [of the show] up on the screen,” Elba said. “Neil is beavering away on writing this thing, and I think the remit for the film is to scale it up.”

Elba added: “‘Luther’ has all the ingredients to echo those classic [neo-noir] films of the 90s like ‘Seven’ and ‘Along Came a Spider,’ and I think what we would like to do is
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The Five Best Megan Fox Movies of Her Career

When it comes to talent versus looks Megan Fox seems to do better with the latter than she does with the former at times. She’s not the worst actress in the world, but a lot of people throughout her time in the spotlight have decided that she’s far from the best either. Whether it’s her attitude on set or the fact that she does kind of lack in range at times there seems to be a lot that needs to be done in order to really make her one of the elite. Now as far as sex appeal she’s got

The Five Best Megan Fox Movies of Her Career
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TV News Roundup: NBC Announces Midseason Premiere Dates

In today’s roundup, NBC reveals midseason premiere dates for six shows, including “The Voice.”

Dates

NBC has announced midseason premiere dates for four returning and two new series. “The Voice” will air Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m., and March 5 at 8 p.m. It will return April 23 at 8 p.m. The third season of “World of Dance” will air Feb. 26 at 9 p.m. and return to its regular timeslot on March 3 at 8 p.m. Season 2 of “Good Girls” returns March 3 at 10 p.m, and comedy series “A.P. Bio” comes back March 7 at 8:30 p.m.
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Remembering Penny Marshall, Who Forged Her Own Path and Paved the Way for Others

Remembering Penny Marshall, Who Forged Her Own Path and Paved the Way for Others
She was a natural comedian — fearless and funny, willing to trade on her natural Bronx brogue to craft a sassy and street-wise character that was tailor-made for sitcoms. But Penny Marshall, who died Monday night at the age of 75, proved throughout her long career that she had so much more in the way of talent and ambition.

After her 1976-1983 run on ABC’s “Laverne & Shirley” made her a household name, Marshall used her skills and her connections to segue into directing. There was no roadmap in the early 1980s for a female TV star to make such a 90-degree turn,
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