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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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House of Cards Review: Robin Wright Elevates Muddled Final Season

House of Cards Review: Robin Wright Elevates Muddled Final Season
I feel compelled to grade House of Cards‘ sixth and final season on a curve. Or at the very least with an asterisk attached to it.

In case you’ve just awakened from an 11-month coma, last fall Netflix fired the series’ leading man Kevin Spacey one month into production amid a growing sexual-misconduct scandal. By December, the streamer announced that it would scrap the three episodes previously shot and start Season 6 over with a drastically streamlined narrative (eight episodes vs. 13) that centered squarely on Robin Wright‘s newly-minted Potus, Claire Underwood.

It’s hard to imagine a more daunting
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The Five Best Thriller Movies of the 60s

Thrillers in the 60s were intensely cerebral and didn’t always focus on the gore and special effects of later decades. To be honest they didn’t have to since the suspense and the buildup that was created by the background music and the tension between the characters was enough for many people. But if you really look at the difference between the 60s and the later decades you’ll notice that the physicality did increase when it comes to killing, torturing, maiming, and in general just the amount of damage that’s been done to the main characters. In the 60s the body

The Five Best Thriller Movies of the 60s
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7 Emotional Celebrity Stories That Show Mental Illness is a Challenge for Everyone

October 10 was mental health awareness day – an occasion to acknowledge that illnesses such as depression, anxiety, Ocd and bipolar disorder are more common than we believe and that they can affect people from all walks of life. Recent studies show that 1 in 5 adults in the Us experience mental illness every year, which accounts for a whopping 43.8 million – and many of the people affected are celebrities. Their glamorous lifestyle, which is often interpreted as the sign of a perfect life, is in many cases as a curtain that hides crippling episodes of anxiety, depression or

7 Emotional Celebrity Stories That Show Mental Illness is a Challenge for Everyone
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“The Good Cop” Composer Pat Irwin Discusses His ‘Crime Jazz’ Score for the Hit Netflix Show & More

What is “crime jazz”? If you’ve been watching Netflix’s recently released series The Good Cop starring Tony Danza and Josh Groban you might already know. If you haven’t, veteran composer Pat Irwin can fill you in on the meaning of this subgenre below. Irwin, whose impressive resume includes The B52s, Rocko’s Modern Life and Nurse Jackie) also discusses everything from streaming projects to the differences in scoring animation and live action in the below exclusive interview. -How did you get connected with or approached to compose for The Good Cop? What was the initial appeal of the project? The appeal

The Good Cop” Composer Pat Irwin Discusses His ‘Crime Jazz’ Score for the Hit Netflix Show & More
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The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Quinn and Pam Argue

The Bold and the Beautiful fans are always wondering what is going on. We want to say that we loved seeing that moment between Hope and Liam when they found out that their baby would be who they thought it might be. But we all know that information is something special to parents all the time. What really got us going is the fight that went on. Thorne and Ridge really did have a mean girls moment when they showed up to confront Bill. For one, it’s not any of Thorne’s business what is going on. Bill didn’t make out

The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Quinn and Pam Argue
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‘Bodyguard’ Sets Drama Viewing Records in the U.K. Ahead of Netflix Launch

The finale of BBC series “Bodyguard” was the most-watched drama in the U.K. since current records began, and the box-set on the iPlayer is the most popular ever on the pubcaster’s catchup service. Netflix invested in the series and will launch it internationally this week

The series launched strongly in the U.K., where it was the most-watched freshman drama for a decade. It stars Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”) as David Budd, a war veteran-turned-cop who is assigned to protect a senior politician, Julia Montague, played by Keeley Hawes.

In Britain, the series closer was watched by 17.1 million,
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Turkish President Says Killing of Jamal Khashoggi Was ‘Premeditated’ and ‘Very Cruel’

Turkey’s president declared Tuesday that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul was a “premeditated” act carried out after a large of team of Saudi intelligence, security and forensic personnel suddenly descended on Istanbul.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Saudi officials arrived in Turkey the day before Khashoggi went to the consulate Oct. 2 to do some paperwork for his upcoming marriage. The Washington Post columnist – an outspoken frequent critic of Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – was never seen again, and the Saudi government, after repeated denials,
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Manifest Recap: How Are You Feeling About Grace, Olive and Jared Now?

NBC’s Manifest this week set course for “greater understanding” of what Grace, Oliver and Jared went through in the immediate wake of Flight 828’s disappearance, and how they slowly but surely moved on with their lives.

In flashback, we saw the exact moment when Grace and Oliver — after their own, earlier plane had landed in New York — watched the arrival status for Ben and Cal’s flight change from “On Time” to an ominous “See Agent.” Shortly thereafter, Grace rang Jared, in hopes that he as a cop could cut through the vagaries and make sense of what they were hearing from officials,
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Dancing With the Stars Week 5 Recap: Which Disney Night Duo Should Go?

Dancing With the Stars Week 5 Recap: Which Disney Night Duo Should Go?
In its fifth week of Season 27, Dancing With the Stars returned to a tried-and-true, feel-good theme: Corporate Synergy Night!

Um, I mean Disney Night! (They’re one in the same, really.)

Looking for a two-hour Disney singalong? Or beloved animated characters superimposed on your TV screen? Or ample appearances from Mickey and Minnie Mouse?

Monday’s broadcast of DWTS had all of that, and it also featured season-best performances from several of the remaining duos. And it all concluded with a fairytale ending: No one was eliminated! (For the record, DeMarcus Ware and Alexis Ren were allegedly in jeopardy, but
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Legends of Tomorrow Post Mortem: What's Haunting Constantine?

Legends of Tomorrow Post Mortem: What's Haunting Constantine?
Just when the Legends of Tomorrow thought they were out of the timeline-babysitting business, a murderous, glittery goo-spewing unicorn pulled them back in.

Season 4 opened with the Legends wondering what all the hubbub Constantine tried to raise months prior at the beach was all about, warning that some “door” had been opened and what not, seeing as it had been Bau for them since. But no sooner had the Time Bureau thrown Sara & Co. a surprise party to celebrate their last fixed anachronism, the team found themselves drawn to the Woodstock music festival circa 1969, where a blood-thirsty unicorn was skewering
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Appreciating the Voice Acting Work of Cristina Vee

It’s usually amazing to see how busy a voice actor is on a normal basis and looking at Cristina Vee’s list of accomplishments it’s very easy to appreciate just how valuable her time is when it comes to her work. According to Vee she comes from a family of artists that never really saw their talent as marketable and didn’t pursue it all that much. But when she was still a kid she was inspired by the cartoon Sailor Moon and decided at first that she wanted to be an animator, but later on changed her mind, thinking she would

Appreciating the Voice Acting Work of Cristina Vee
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The Voice Recap: Which Vocalists Got the Chop on Night 3 of the Battles?

Maybe The Voice had been doing us a favor by chopping some of its Season 15 Battles down to next to nothing. Initially, I’d felt gipped and like it was scarcely better than the dreaded montage treatment. (I suspect most of you felt that way, too, yes?) But headed into Night 3, I thought maybe the show was being kind, not only to singers who hadn’t done so well but also to us. I mean, would you really have wanted to hear another second of Jarred Matthew and Tyke James’ assault on Billy Joel’s “She’s Always a Woman”? I know I wouldn’t.
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A Church Is at the Center of Some Ritualistic Killings in This Criminal Minds Sneak Peek

Ritualistic murders are the Mo on this week's Criminal Minds, and it seems as if a church is in the center of it. As seen in TV Guide's exclusive clip of Wednesday's new episode "Innocence," Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Lewis (Aisha Tyler) are looking for answers about their latest victim at a

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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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