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‘Childrens Hospital’ Team Reunites at Netflix for Comedy Series ‘Medical Police’

‘Childrens Hospital’ Team Reunites at Netflix for Comedy Series ‘Medical Police’
The team behind the Adult Swim series “Childrens Hospital” has come back together at Netflix.

The streamer has ordered 10 thirty-minute episodes of a new scripted series called “Medical Police,” which is written and executive produced by Rob Corddry, Krister Johnson, Jonathan Stern, David Wain. In addition to his onscreen role, Corddry created “Childrens Hospital,” with Stern and Wain co-developing it for television with him. Johnson was a writer and co-executive producer on the series.

Childrens Hospital” stars Erinn Hayes and Rob Huebel will star in the new series, with fellow former “Childrens Hospital” cast members Malin Akerman, Lake Bell, Corddry,
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"Luke Cage" Alum Mike Colter Joins CBS Drama Pilot "Evil"

Mike Colter has been cast in a lead role in the CBS drama pilot “Evil” from Robert and Michelle King, Variety has learned.

Colter will play David DaCosta, a Catholic priest in training, tasked by the Church to assess unexplained phenomena to see if there is a supernatural or scientific explanation.

He joins previously announced cast member Katja Herbers.

Colter most recently starred in the Marvel-Netflix series “Luke Cage” as the titular hero. That show–along with all of the other Marvel shows on Netflix–was recently cancelled. His role in “Evil” reunites Colter with the Kings, with
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"Man in the High Castle" to End After Season 4

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Amazon’s alternate-history drama “Man in the High Castle” will end after its upcoming fourth season.

The final season was confirmed in an teaser, which you can watch above. It will stream this fall on Amazon Prime.

The series, based on Philip K. Dick’s book of the same, depicts a world where the Allied Powers lost World War II and Nazi Germany was able to spread its influence across the globe. In the series, the United States has been dissolved and split between German and Japanese control, with those two countries essentially taking the place of the Us and Soviet Union during the decades-long Cold War.

“It has been a great privilege to work alongside our extraordinary High Castle team, in partnership with David Zucker and Scott Free, to bring my father’s classic novel to life,
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Aaron Sorkin Says He Has ‘No Plans’ to Revive "The Newsroom"

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Aaron Sorkin Says He Has ‘No Plans’ to Revive
ACN is not coming back on the air, according to Aaron Sorkin.

The creator of HBO’s cable news drama “The Newsroom” said on Monday night that he has “no plans” to revive the series, a week after one of the show’s cast members, Olivia Munn, said she’s had conversations about bringing the series back. But Sorkin seemingly canceled those rumors on Monday’s “Late Late Show.”

“I wish the show was on the air now. I’d love to be writing it now. But there are other things coming up. I have no plans to return to any of that,” Sorkin told host James Corden.

Last week, Munn spoke with Entertainment Tonight about the possibility of a “Newsroom” revival.

“Tom Sadoski and myself, we’ve actually been having conversations with Sorkin about that,” she told Et.
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Jussie Smollett Cut From "Empire" Episodes As Attack Probe Continues

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Jussie Smollett Cut From
As the Chicago police investigation into what really happened to Jussie Smollett in the alleged assault last month intensifies its focus on the Empire actor, the Fox drama is cutting the performer out of the action.

Deadline has confirmed with well placed sources that Smollett’s scenes in episodes of the Lee Daniels and Danny Strong co-created series are being slashed for production on Empire this week.

While the show is back at work today in the Windy City after the long weekend, Smollett will be a rare presence on the set of the Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard led show.

The actor has also had an absent presence in Chicago PD request for another interview with him. As Smollett himself has become the subject of deeper inquiry into the supposed assault that occurred in the early hours of January 29, detectives want to know more about the actor’s
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"Arrested Development" Season 5’s Second Half Gets Premiere Date at Netflix

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Well, we just blue ourselves ’cause Netflix has finally set the premiere date for the backhalf of Season 5 of “Arrested Development.”

The Bluth family will return to the streaming service with the final eight episodes of the Mitch Hurwitz-created comedy’s fifth season on March 15, TheWrap has learned.

That’s quite a while after the first part of Season 5 debuted last May — but not nearly as long as fans waited between Seasons 4 and 5 and doesn’t come close to touching the amount of time fans twiddled their thumbs before for the show was revived with a fourth season on Netflix after ending its three-season run on Fox.

Entertainment Weekly first reported the news.

More to come…

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‘Friends From College’ Canceled on Netflix After Two Seasons

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‘Friends From College’ Canceled on Netflix After Two Seasons
Netflix has canceled “Friends From College” after two seasons. Co-creator Nicholas Stoller broke the news to fans Monday night on Twitter.

“Friends from College will not be returning for a third season,” Stoller said. “Thanks to everyone who watched it. Happy Presidents’ Day!”

Netflix soon issued its own statement confirming the news. “We’re grateful to creators Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco for creating a wise, funny and supremely relatable show,” the network said. “We also want to thank the hard-working crew, and we raise a glass to the amazingly talented cast including Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Savage, Cobie Smulders, Nat Faxon, Annie Parisse, Jae Suh Park and Billy Eichner.”

Created by Stoller and Delbanco and directed by Stoller, the dramedy centered on a group of Harvard pals played by Key,
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‘Stan & Ollie’ Producer to Make TV Series About Joan and Jackie Collins

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‘Stan & Ollie’ Producer to Make TV Series About Joan and Jackie Collins
The colorful lives of movie star Joan Collins and her bestselling novelist sister, Jackie, will be dramatized in a TV series. Sony-backed Fable Pictures, the British film and TV producer behind “Stan & Ollie,” will make the series, having secured the TV rights to the Collinses’ story.

The series, which has the working title “Joan & Jackie,” will trace the sisters’ journeys from postwar London to Hollywood stardom as Alexis Carrington in “Dynasty” and literary fame as the author of “Valley of the Dolls,” respectively. No broadcaster or platform is officially attached yet, but Sony Pictures Television will take the six-part show out internationally.

“I am delighted that such a prestigious team wants to tell our story, and I know my sister Jackie would be as excited as I am to be involved,” Joan Collins said.

Jackie died in 2015, but her daughters have given their approval to the series. “Our
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Colin Farrell To Star In See-Saw Films’ Arctic Whaling Drama ‘The North Water’ For BBC

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Colin Farrell To Star In See-Saw Films’ Arctic Whaling Drama ‘The North Water’ For BBC
Exclusive: Colin Farrell is to star in the BBC’s adaptation of The North Water. Deadline understands that the Minority Report star will front the series, written and directed by Lean on Pete and 45 YearsAndrew Haigh, and produced by Top of the Lake producer See-Saw Films.

Farrell plays Henry Drax in the drama, a harpooner and brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world, who will set sail on a whaling expedition to the Arctic with Patrick Sumner, a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as the ship’s doctor. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of redemption, his story becomes a harsh struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland.

Deadline understands that the BBC is in talks with a number of A-list actors for the role of
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‘Eighth Grade’s Jake Ryan Cast In Nasim Pedrad’s TBS Comedy Pilot ‘Chad’

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‘Eighth Grade’s Jake Ryan Cast In Nasim Pedrad’s TBS Comedy Pilot ‘Chad’
Eighth Grade standout Jake Ryan is set as a lead opposite Nasim Pedrad in TBS comedy pilot Chad.

Created and written by Pedrad, Chad is a single-camera Middle-Eastern family comedy that follows a 14-year-old Persian boy, played by Pedrad, during high school as he desperately tries to fit in, cope with his mother’s dating life, and reconcile his cultural identity.

Ryan will play Peter, Chad’s (Pedrad) best friend, a sweet nerd who has nothing to prove and is “unbothered that puberty is destroying him.” Peter has no particular angst about attending his first day at high school. He is content with not being popular and is ready to have a great time, unlike the neurotic Chad.

Pedrad is exec producing and co-showrunning with Hayes Davenport. 3 Arts’ Oly Obst and Rob Rosell also serve as executive producers.

In addition to his role as Gabe (aka ‘sauce boy’) in Bo Burnham
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Will Be Traveling to [Spoiler] in Season 3

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Will Be Traveling to [Spoiler] in Season 3
After trips to Paris and the Catskills in Season 2, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is jetting off to a fresh locale next season. (Let’s hope she packs her sunglasses.)

Season 3’s plot will take Midge to sunny Miami, co-star Tony Shalhoub tells Et Online. “I think I’ve heard that we’re going to Miami in June. That’s all I know,” the actor teased at the Writers Guild Awards on Sunday. “I don’t know what that [involves]. It’s about [Midge’s] tour, but that’s all I got.” At the end of the Amazon comedy’s second season, Rachel Brosnahan
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Broad City Will Auction Series’ Wardrobe, Props for Charity

Before you ask why anyone would want anything that was one an outfit or a prop on Broad City let’s just be fair and say that people do collect some truly weird things. In all fairness though the money raised at the auction for the items that they’ve donating to will be going to a worthy cause. The money will be going to an organization known as Lemontree that specializes in providing low-cost meals to NYC families that are much cheaper than store-bought groceries. So far the duo has been letting go of various outfits and props that people seem

Broad City Will Auction Series’ Wardrobe, Props for Charity
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‘This Is Us’: Susan Kelechi Watson on Beth’s Past, Grief and Working With Phylicia Rashad (Spoilers)

‘This Is Us’: Susan Kelechi Watson on Beth’s Past, Grief and Working With Phylicia Rashad (Spoilers)
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Our Little Island Girl,” the 13th episode of Season 3 of “This Is Us.”

It took until the middle of the third season of NBC family drama “This Is Us” to explore Beth’s (Susan Kelechi Watson) backstory, and it turned out she also lost her father as a teenager.

In “Our Little Island Girl,” Beth and her cousin Zoe (Melanie Liburd) visited Beth’s mom Carol (Phylicia Rashad) after she bruised her hip. Being back in her childhood home made Beth recall her youthful love of dance, the rigorous
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Nahnatchka Khan Exits 20th Century Fox TV for Overall Deal at Universal

Nahnatchka Khan Exits 20th Century Fox TV for Overall Deal at Universal
Nahnatchka Khan has signed a four-year overall deal at Universal Television.

The deal brings an end to the decade-plus Khan and her Fierce Baby Productions banner spent at 20th Century Fox Television. The move will see Khan exit from her role as showrunner on ABC comedy “Fresh Off the Boat,” which she also created. The series debuted its fifth season in October, with both that show and fellow comedy “Speechless” being moved to Friday nights.

“Natch is a singular voice with a proven track record of success and versatility,” said Universal TV president Pearlena Igbokwe. “She’s a highly sought-after writer,
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‘Nightflyers’ Star David Ajala Joins CBS Drama Pilot ‘Under the Bridge’

‘Nightflyers’ Star David Ajala Joins CBS Drama Pilot ‘Under the Bridge’
David Ajala has been cast in a lead role in the CBS drama pilot “Under the Bridge,” Variety has learned.

In the project, when a scandal rocks the medical practice she runs with her husband and their friends, a surgeon rises to the occasion and takes the lead in trying to mend both the practice and her own marriage.

Ajala will play Dan, described as a gorgeous, dry and somewhat broken man who “works hard for everything, except sex. That comes easily.” Back in the day, he hoped that Kate would wind up with him, but she married his best friend,
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Christine Adams

Like so many others Christine Adams can tend to get lost in the show business shuffle but at the same time she’s easy to find since she has been one of those that has contributed to many different projects throughout the years and has stayed the course. What that means is that she’s maintained her place in show business and has been doing her thing for so long that whether she rises or falls she’s still around and you’ll be able to see her when she shows up without any issue. In a way she’s one of the many that

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Christine Adams
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CNN Puts Former Sessions Aide in Newsroom Role

Sarah Isgur Flores, a press aide to former Us Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has been hired to help direct and plan political coverage for CNN, a move that generated some pushback on social media Tuesday.

Politico previously reported the CNN hire. Flores in the past has criticized CNN coverage.

She will be just the latest political operative to join a TV-news operation. Tim Russert arrived at NBC News after working as an aide to Senator Patrick Moynihan and Governor Mario Cuomo of New York, for example. In current times, both MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace and Fox News Channel’s Dana Perino
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Gerald Blum, Inspiration for ‘Big Guy’ Carlson on ‘Wkrp in Cincinnati,’ Dies at 86

Gerald Blum, Inspiration for ‘Big Guy’ Carlson on ‘Wkrp in Cincinnati,’ Dies at 86
Gerald “Jerry” Blum, the inspiration for the character of radio station general manager Art “Big Guy” Carlson on the long-running TV sitcom “Wkrp in Cincinnati,” died Saturday at 86.

The Atlanta radio veteran was affectionately transformed into the fictional Carlson by veteran comic actor Gordon Jump on “Wkrp,” which ran for four seasons on CBS from 1978 to 1982.

Blum passed away of congestive heart failure, according to his son, Gary.

Blum was the former president/Gm of Atlanta Top 40 mainstay Wqxi, heading that station from 1960 to 1989 and what is currently Wstr (Star 94.1) from ’67 to ’89, running legendary promotions like the “Ramblin’ Raft Race
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TV News Roundup: ‘Arrested Development’ Sets Season 5 Return Date at Netflix

TV News Roundup: ‘Arrested Development’ Sets Season 5 Return Date at Netflix
In today’s TV news roundup, the second half of “Arrested Development” season five gets a release date and Netflix announces the voice cast for “Green Eggs and Ham.”

Casting

Netflix has announced the ensemble voice cast for the upcoming “Green Eggs and Ham” series executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres and based on the Dr. Seuss book. Main characters and polar opposites Sam I Am and Guy Am I will be voiced by Adam Devine and Michael Douglas, respectively. Diane Keaton and Ilana Glazer will voice mother and daughter duo Michellee and Eb; Eddie Izzard is the evil Snerz, Jeffrey Wright
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The Best Uses of War Songs in Movies or TV

It’s kind of ironic that a band with the name of War would be meant to spread harmony among listeners but that was the whole basis behind their music. Their operated under an entirely different name to start with but once they adopted the current name of their band it kind of stuck and people might not even remember the original name at this point. A lot of their songs are just fun and pleasing to listen to since they tend to adopt a very friendly and easygoing nature that allows people to get into the whole feel of it

The Best Uses of War Songs in Movies or TV
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