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Apple Orders New Sci-Fi Series From ‘X-Men’ Mastermind Simon Kinberg

Apple Orders New Sci-Fi Series From ‘X-Men’ Mastermind Simon Kinberg
Apple’s upcoming streaming service is still, as the tech folks say, “vaporware” but that isn’t stopping the massive corporation from continuing to purchase new content that will eventually infect cell phones around the globe. And for its latest foray in TV, the tech giant has enlisted one of Hollywood’s most high-profile producers, Simon Kinberg.

Read More: Simon Kinberg Apologizes For ‘X-Men 3’ & Explains How ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Influenced ‘Dark Phoenix

Deadline is reporting that Kinberg, along with co-writer David Weil, has signed a deal to write and produce a 10-episode science fiction series for Apple.

Continue reading Apple Orders New Sci-Fi Series From ‘X-Men’ Mastermind Simon Kinberg at The Playlist.
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‘Kominsky Method’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

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‘Kominsky Method’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
Netflix has picked up “The Kominsky Method” for a second season.

The comedy stars starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin recently won two Golden Globe Awards, one for best comedy series and the other for Douglas in the best actor in a comedy series category. Arkin was also nominated in the supporting actor category.

Season 2 will consist of eight half-hour episodes and is scheduled to begin production later this month in Los Angeles. Douglas and Arkin will return as series regulars along with Sarah Baker and Nancy Travis.

The show follows actor and acting coach Sandy Kominsky (Douglas) and his agent Norman Newlander (Arkin), two friends trying to navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty.

Chuck Lorre created the series and serves as executive producer along with Al Higgins and Douglas. Chuck Lorre Productions produces in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“I wanted
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"Vikings" Alum Travis Fimmel Among 10 Cast in TNT Drama "Raised by Wolves"

TNT has set 10 cast members for the Ridley Scott-produced drama “Raised by Wolves.”

The show, which was ordered straight-to-series in October, centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task.

The cast includes:

Amanda Collin will play Mother, an android with a secret past who has been programmed to raise a brood of human children on a faraway planet. In addition to teaching her children to survive,
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Peter Sarsgaard to Star in CBS All Access True-Crime Drama ‘Interrogation’

Peter Sarsgaard to Star in CBS All Access True-Crime Drama ‘Interrogation’
Peter Sarsgaard will star in “Interrogation,” CBS All Access’s true-crime drama.

Co-created by Anders Weidemann and John Mankiewicz, “Interrogation” is based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years, in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken directly from the real police case files. The first nine episodes of the series will be available to watch in any order, with the conclusive season finale to be released at a later date.
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Netflix Claims 40 Million Households Watched ‘You,’ Is Still Vague on What That Actually Means

As a great Greek thinker once mused, “If I hover my mouse over an icon for a Netflix show and it starts auto-playing in my browser, have I really watched it?” As part of its quarterly earnings report, the streaming giant declared that 40 million households had viewed “You,” the Penn Badgley-led series that premiered on Lifetime last summer before finding a new home at Netflix. With Season 2 of the series still on the way, those numbers represent the total from the series’ first four weeks of availability on the platform.

That figure is similar to the one provided for “Bird Box,” the film that in addition to spawning a rash of blindfolded antics across the globe, also drew eyeballs from 45 million subscribers. That number, first sent out in a tweet, was eventually clarified to Variety by a Netflix spokesperson to mean that 45 million accounts had watched at least “70% of the total running time including credits.
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Why The Show “Kids Baking Championship” Is Great for Adults

It’s interesting how things that are great for kids can be great for adults as well. In the case of the popular Food Channel show Kids Baking Championship it would seem that the first beneficiaries of this challenge aside from the kids would be their parents. You might wonder just why or how that could possibly be, but the truth is that kids that are able to do things such as this are a lot more capable and can usually handle themselves in ways that even some adults haven’t yet mastered. Let’s go ahead and discover just why it would

Why The Show “Kids Baking Championship” Is Great for Adults
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‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ to Mark Trump’s Mid-Presidency With Bob Hope-Style ‘Tribute’ Special

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ to Mark Trump’s Mid-Presidency With Bob Hope-Style ‘Tribute’ Special
As Donald Trump hits the end of his second year in office, Jimmy Kimmel will mark the occasion with a new special this Monday. “Jimmy Kimmel Live Intermission Accomplished: A Halftime Tribute to Trump” will air in Kimmel’s normal time slot, 11:35 p.m. Et, on Jan. 21.

Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Kimmel plans to take stock of the mid-point of what his press release calls a “‘bigly’ successful first term.” The special will be produced as a throwback parody of the Bob Hope variety shows of the 1970s and 1980s.

Guests scheduled to appear include Will Arnett, Paul Scheer,
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NBC Orders ‘Bone Collector’ Drama Pilot ‘Lincoln’

NBC has ordered the drama pilot “Lincoln,” formerly known as “The Bone Collector.”

Based on the internationally bestselling book series, “Lincoln” follows legendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme, who was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector. Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs, a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD.

VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli will serve as writers and executive producers on the pilot. Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman,
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The Bone Collector TV Adaptation Snags Pilot Order at NBC

One of literature’s most famous crime-solvers is coming to the small screen.

NBC has handed a pilot order to Lincoln, a drama based on Jeffery Deaver’s series of Lincoln Rhyme crime novels, TVLine has learned.

Originally titled The Bone Collector (which is also the first book in Deaver’s collection), Lincoln centers on legendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme, who was seriously injured during his hunt for a diabolical serial killer. Called back into action when the Bone Collector re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs, a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind
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Netflix Turns in Record Q4 Subscriber Gains, Price Increase Weighs on U.S. Forecast

Netflix is beating Wall Street expectations for international subscriber growth — but its recently announced price increase in the U.S. may have put a damper on its momentum in the States.

For the fourth quarter of 2018, Netflix reported 1.53 million paid net adds in the U.S. and 7.31 million internationally, to end the year with 139 million streaming members worldwide. The 8.8 million overall net gain was the biggest Q4 in the company’s history. Netflix had forecast Q4 U.S. net additions of 1.5 million paid streaming subscribers and 6.1 million international paid subs, with analyst expectations roughly in line.

For the current quarter,
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TVLine Items: Sarsgaard's True-Crime Gig, Mad Men Vet to Netflix and More

TVLine Items: Sarsgaard's True-Crime Gig, Mad Men Vet to Netflix and More
Peter Sarsgaard (The Looming Tower, The Killing) is on the case at CBS All Access, as the lead of the streaming service’s upcoming true-crime drama Interrogation, our sister site Deadline reports.

The actor will play a detective in the straight-to-series project, based on the true story of a young man who was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode revolves around an interrogation taken from real police case files, allowing the viewer to play detective, too.

CBS All Access plans to release the first nine episodes to watch in any order, with the conclusive season finale available at a later date.
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The Five Best Dan Fogelberg Songs of All-Time

Dan Fogelberg is a name you might have heard kicked around a time or two in movies, TV, or even just in polite conversation. He’s definitely the type of musician that you really had to be interested in to listen to since a lot of his stuff is a lot slower and calmer than a lot of other bands that I’ve covered in articles such as these. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t just as great since he did have a following that managed to stay loyal to him throughout his career and was still around when he passed away in

The Five Best Dan Fogelberg Songs of All-Time
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Louis C.K. Reacts to Parkland Shooting Joke Controversy, Jokes About Masturbation in New Set

Louis C.K. Reacts to Parkland Shooting Joke Controversy, Jokes About Masturbation in New Set
Another Louis C.K. comedy set is making headlines for controversial jokes made by the comedian. According to a report from The Daily Beast, C.K. started his January 16 show in San Jose, California with a comment directly referencing his history of sexual harassment. C.K. admitted in November 2017 to masturbating in front of female comics over the course of his career.

“I like to jerk off, and I don’t like being alone,” C.K. said. Daily Beast reporter Stacey Solie said the line got a “good laugh” from the sold out crowd. “You’ve read the worst possible things you could read about a person, about me, and you’re here.”

A lot of jokes C.K. has made since his return to stand-up comedy in August 2018 have been scrutinized by the press, and most have received backlash. C.K. took issue with the continued controversy around some of his jokes,
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Walmart Brushes Off Reports of Streaming Development Halt

Walmart isn’t ruling out options for a potential streaming video service, a company spokesperson says.

Responding to a CNBC report that the mega-retailer had decided not to launch its own streaming entertainment service after all, Walmart would not confirm that there was any halt in development of such a platform, and did not have anything definitive to share about the months-long speculation swirling around the potential service.

Instead, it remains focused on its Vudu platform, which was acquired in 2010 and offers subscription-free video on demand.

“Certainly Vudu is a focus for us and it has been for a while,
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The Kominsky Method Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

This calls for a celebratory Jack on the Rocks — and a Diet Dr. Pepper! Netflix on Thursday announced that it has renewed The Kominsky Method for Season 2, less than two weeks after the Chuck Lorre-Ep’d series took home a pair of Golden Globes, including one for Best Comedy. The second season will consist of eight episodes.

The Kominsky Method centers on once-famous actor Sandy Kominsky (Douglas) and his longtime friend/agent Norman Newlander (Arkin), as they navigate their golden years in the youth-obsessed city of Los Angeles. Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing) and Sarah Baker (Young Sheldon) co-star
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‘Kominsky Method’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

Netflix has picked up “The Kominsky Method” for a second season.

The comedy stars starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin recently won two Golden Globe Awards, one for best comedy series and the other for Douglas in the best actor in a comedy series category. Arkin was also nominated in the supporting actor category.

Season 2 will consist of eight half-hour episodes and is scheduled to begin production later this month in Los Angeles. Douglas and Arkin will return as series regulars along with Sarah Baker and Nancy Travis.

The show follows actor and acting coach Sandy Kominsky (Douglas) and his
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How the Show American Pickers has Evolved Since Season 1

American Pickers is a show centered on Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, who are pickers who buy a wide range of items from sellers situated throughout the United States. Some of these items are meant for their collections; some of these items are meant for their clients’ collections; and some of these items are meant to be resold through their own operations. Whatever the case, American Pickers has proven to be very popular, which is why it has had 19 seasons and counting. How Has American Pickers Changed Over the Course of the Series? Of course, considering that American Pickers

How the Show American Pickers has Evolved Since Season 1
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Sabrina's Kiernan Shipka Will Star In a Netflix Holiday Rom-Com From John Green

Looking for Alaska isn't the only John Green book getting the adaptation treatment at this time.

His holiday novel Let It Snow: The Holiday Romances, co-authored with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle, is also being developed for Netflix right now, and the cast is going to be pretty magical.

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Riverdale to Tackle Heathers in Next Musical Episode: Who's Playing Who?

Grab your croquet mallet: Riverdale‘s next musical episode will feature a staging of Heathers: The Musical, based on the 1989 cult hit, TVLine has learned.

Season 3’s musical episode — airing Wednesday, March 20 at 8/7c on The CW — will include nine songs from the off-Broadway musical adaptation that was first staged in 2010. Josie will star as Veronica, the role made famous by Winona Ryder in the original film, with Sweet Pea playing the Christian Slater role of J.D. (You might remember that Josie and Sweet Pea had a summer fling earlier this season that fizzled out when school began.
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Amazon Prime's February Line-Up Features Jordan Peele's Lorena Bobbitt Docuseries and More

This February, Amazon Prime will add some romantic fare to its slate just in time for Valentine's Day, including Along Came Pollyand Four Weddings and a Funeral(Feb. 1), in addition to tacking on all three Matrix movies and both of those wacky Wayne's Worldpics.

On the original front, though, the

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