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Wayne Maunder, Star of the 1960s Western 'Lancer,' Dies at 80

Wayne Maunder, Star of the 1960s Western 'Lancer,' Dies at 80
Wayne Maunder, who starred on the TV Westerns Custer and Lancer in the 1960s, has died. He was 80.

Maunder died unexpectedly Nov. 11 in his home in Brattleboro, Vt., a spokesman for the state's Department of Health confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. The actor had a history of heart disease.

The handsome Maunder wore his blond hair long to play Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer (in the days before Little Bighorn) on Custer, a 1967 ABC action drama that lasted just 17 episodes. (Footage was later edited into a feature called The Legend of Custer.)

On Lancer, a CBS Western that ran ...
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Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Thanksgiving Episode Tops Tuesday

Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Thanksgiving Episode Tops Tuesday
This Is Us” and “NCIS” split primetime as Tuesday’s top shows, though both were down in both ratings and viewers versus the prior week’s episodes.

To be fair to those consistent performers, every single broadcast show not named “New Amsterdam” or “The Rookie” — a pair of 10 p.m. series — declined among adults 18-49.

Yes, a national holiday is right around the corner and everyone was busy baking pies.

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NBC was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 7.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.4 and 8.2 million viewers. At 9, “This Is Us” put up a 1.8 and 7.9 million viewers. “New Amsterdam” at 10 received a 1.1 and 5.9 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.0/5 and first in viewers with 9.4 million.
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"Gatz": A ‘Great Gatsby' Origin Series Featuring a Young, Hot, Mixed-Race Gatsby is Coming to YouTube Premium

You know those “The Great Gatsby parties” that everyone throws that are only vaguely inspired by 1920s fashion and completely miss F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s whole message on decadence and the fallacy of the American dream?

The upcoming YouTube Premium series, "Gatz," is that, but worse. This Great Gatsby origin series is being developed at YouTube Premium, which will reimagine
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The Bachelor: Everything We Know About Colton's Season

The Bachelor Season 23 will star Colton Underwood, a virginal 26-year-old retired football player who came in fourth on The Bachelorette last season, and it seems like it's going to be a dramatic season even by Bachelor standards. As we saw during his stints on The Bachelorette (where his odd

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Lifetime Movie or One Tree Hill Plot? We Quizzed the Oth Cast

Over the course of its nine-year run, One Tree Hill saw its fair share of memorable storylines. Who can forget Lucas' (Chad Michael Murray) face when a dog ate Dan's (Paul Johansson) transplant heart? Or that time the girls stopped feuding to deliver the ultimate Spice Girls tribute during that epic

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‘Perfume’ Trailer: Human Scent Murder Mystery Gets Netflix German TV Treatment

‘Perfume’ Trailer: Human Scent Murder Mystery Gets Netflix German TV Treatment
Just in time for Christmas comes the heartwarming story of “Perfume,” which follows a half-dozen friends so obsessed with the possibilities of smell that the death of one of them dredges up some extremely unpleasant things about their pasts.

The new series is based on the 1985 Patrick Süskind novel “Perfume,” which was previously adapted into the 2006 Tom Tykwer film “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer,” starring a pre-Bond Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, and Dustin Hoffman. This new TV venture brings the original story into a modern context, rather than the 18th-century French environs of the novel.

In updating the historical story, this six-part season also gets a detective show twist, with a group of investigators looking into the death of a singer. What they find is a group of one-time school friends, at least one of whom stumbled into the practice of using human scents as the basis for making a one-of-a-kind fragrance.
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Appreciating the Impressive Career of Polly Holliday

It’s getting more and more important to remember the actors that came before those we know and appreciate today since quite honestly without those actors it’s likely that the inspiration for the people we know about today wouldn’t have been the same. Polly Holliday is one such individual that helped to blaze the trail in her time since she’s been a rather prominent actress on the scene up until her retirement from show business just short of a decade ago. If you remember Florence Jean “Flo” Castleberry then you recall when she was truly great and had a lot to

Appreciating the Impressive Career of Polly Holliday
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Wayne Maunder, 1960s Western Star, Dies at 80

Wayne Maunder, 1960s Western Star, Dies at 80
Wayne Maunder, the star of 1960s TV Westerns who may have inspired a character in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film, died of cardiovascular disease Nov. 11 in Battleboro, Vt., a Vermont Department of Health spokesperson confirmed to Variety. He was 80.

Maunder starred in ABC’s “Custer” as the titular Lt. Col. Custer. The Western aired just 17 episodes before it was canceled in 1967. He also appeared in another Western, CBS’ “Lancer,” as Scott Lancer. The show ran for two seasons from 1968 to 1970.

The actor also appeared on shows like “Kung Fu” with David Carradine, “The F.B.I.,” and “The Rookies,” as well as the 1971 film “The Seven Minutes,
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How Golden Globe Supporting TV Actor Contenders Handle Overcrowded Category

Sometimes the more inclusive an awards category tries to be, the less fair it seems.

The Golden Globes categories for supporting actors are catch-alls, separating performers by gender but including comedy and drama series, limited series and television movies. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. tweaked a number of rules for the 2019 awards, including that actors in ensemble series need to be classified all as lead or all as supporting, but it chose not to separate supporting nominees by genre. The HFPA declined to comment for this report as to why they are not reevaluating the categories. This means the competition among supporting players,
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Why ‘Pose,’ ‘Sharp Objects’ Have Heat in Golden Globes Race (Column)

With new series popping up across platforms seemingly every other day, at least one thing is certain: the traditional TV “season” as we once knew it is no longer the industry’s go-to standard. Broadcast shows that run from September through May, once the norm, now make up a vanishingly small portion of what comes out every year as more and more networks across cable and streaming turn to smaller episode counts and higher-profile creative teams that can donate their time in shorter bursts. This new wave of TV isn’t nearly as beholden to traditional schedules as the old guard,
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How the TV Schedule Can Be Key for Golden Globe Nominations

By December, the tv schedule is often dominated by holiday specials. But this year, wedged between the saccharine Hallmark films and tree-lighting specials, is a slew of prestige programs that are bowing just in time to make a mark with Golden Globes voters.

Given the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s history of celebrating new, underdog and sometimes populist programming, it’s no wonder. The body has a proven track record of putting emerging series and actors on the map for awards consideration.

Look no further than the 2018 Globes darling, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which secured a comedy series win for
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The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: The First Thanksgiving For Some

The Bold and the Beautiful fans did see things take a turn for everyone on this day. Steffy had a very heartfelt conversation with her ex and his wife about her feelings about the upcoming holidays. No matter what, she just wants her daughter to have a beautiful holiday for the first time in her life. Sure, she’s too young to understand what any of this means or what it all entails for her, but she’s not looking to have her daughter’s first holiday season be one that she’s not happy with or that doesn’t work for her. We know

The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: The First Thanksgiving For Some
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The Ultimate Holiday Viewing Guide

Rustle up some Christmas cheer because the holidays are almost here!

For the next month or so, your small screen is going to be dominated by holiday programming, and we're not just talking about that 24-hour marathon of A Christmas Story on the big day, either. Most of the

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The Real ‘San Junipero’: Here’s the Experiment That Inspired the ‘Black Mirror’ Classic

The Real ‘San Junipero’: Here’s the Experiment That Inspired the ‘Black Mirror’ Classic
“San Junipero” is widely regarded as one of the best “Black Mirror” installments in the show’s history (IndieWire ranked it #4 on its ranked list of every episode), but it might not have been made had it not been for a 2010 BBC documentary series entitled “The Young Ones.” Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, “Black Mirror” creator Charlie Brooker revealed “The Young Ones” was his main inspiration for the episode, which Brooker has sole screenwriting credit on.

The Young Ones” is a three-part documentary series that focused on a psychological experiment in which a group of six celebrities in their 70s and 80s moved into a house redecorated to look like it was from the 1960s. Not only was the house designed to evoke styles from the era, but everything from the music to the cookware and other household items were from the 1960s as well. The experiment was created to see
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‘The Little Drummer Girl’: Watch a Dangerous Plan Come Together in AMC Series

Sometimes, the mark of a good spy story is what gets said without any words at all. Such is the case for the new AMC limited series “The Little Drummer Girl.”

From director Park Chan-wook and based on a novel from legendary genre master John le Carré, the six-part series follows a 1970s London actress named Charlie (Florence Pugh) who gets dragged into an international espionage project by a handsome, shadowy figure named “Peter” (Alexander Skarsgård).

In an exclusive clip below, you can catch a glimpse of the danger that both Charlie and Peter face as they carry out their specific mission. It’s the kind of meticulous, ratcheted-up tension, done in a way only Park Chan-wook can. It may not have the technicolor wardrobe that blankets so many of the scenes in the series, but it still has that unmistakable atmosphere that only the ’70s can offer up. Toss
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The Five Best Guy Ritchie Directed Movies of His Career

When a lot of people think of Guy Ritchie they think of his marriage to Madonna, and then they probably don’t think about him again for a moment or two. But when you take a second though you might actually remember that he’s made some rather entertaining movies that, even if they were panned by critics, were still in some ways kind of impressive since they touched upon subjects that were extremely interesting or at the very least provided us with a few laughs mixed in with some action and very interesting visuals. To be quite honest his vision seems

The Five Best Guy Ritchie Directed Movies of His Career
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Ratings: The Rookie, New Amsterdam and CW Hold Steady on Soft Tuesday

The Rookie this Tuesday copped 4.1 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, one of but a few shows to hold steady on Thanksgiving Eve Eve.

Opening ABC’s night, The Conners (6.9 mil/1.4; read recap) dipped in the demo for a fourth straight episode; The Kids Are Alright (4.4 mil/0.9) was also down a tenth, while black-ish (3.5 mil/0.8) slipped two tenths to mark a series low in the demo. Splitting Up Together (2.7 mil/0.6) also went low.

Over on NBC, The Voice (8.2 mil/1.4; read recap) dipped 8 percent and two tenths week-to-week to mark all-time Tuesday lows for the singing competition. Leading out of that,
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The Haunting of Hill House Creator on Why [Spoiler] Won't Have Any Part in a Potential Season 2

The Haunting of Hill House Creator on Why [Spoiler] Won't Have Any Part in a Potential Season 2
We hope you were satisfied with the Crain family’s happy-ish ending, Haunting of Hill House fans, because series creator Mike Flanagan says that’s the last we’re going to see of Olivia, Hugh and their brood.

When TVLine recently interviewed the show’s executive producer/writer/director, we asked whether any of the Crains might show up in future episodes. (To be clear, Netflix has not yet ordered a second season of the spooky — and wildly popular — drama based on Shirley Jackson’s horror novel of the same name, and Flanagan says any conversations about renewal likely will
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TVLine Readers Give Thanks for More Timeless, Dynamic Duos, Saved Lucifer, Short-Lived Rise and More

TVLine Readers Give Thanks for More Timeless, Dynamic Duos, Saved Lucifer, Short-Lived Rise and More
For every too-soon cancellation or sunken romantic ‘ship, TV offers up good things as well. And in the spirit of the holidays, we invited you to give thanks for satisfying small-screen happenings — from resolved storylines to casting choices to pleasantly surprising renewals.

In the attached gallery, we’ve rounded up a small fraction of your (many!) submissions, which highlight 21 of your favorite TV developments from the past 11 months. Among them: a long-awaited reunion for Shameless‘ Ian and Mickey, a proper resolution for Jane the Virgin‘s massive cliffhanger, and the arrival of such freshmen standouts as All American and Single Parents.
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Young and the Restless Spoilers: Devon Lets Down His Guard

Young and the Restless fans knew that Sharon would have some big questions for Rey. His wife is here in town, and she’s not really all that excited to find out that the man she’s thinking about becoming involved with has a wife that she has to deal with. She went through a lot of stuff with her ex. Remember a few months ago when she was in the middle of her wedding to Nick when she decided to tell him that she was informed that day that he was sleeping with Phyllis, his own ex, and that he hid

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Devon Lets Down His Guard
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