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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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Ratings: Voice Improves on May Finale; Season 15 Earns 'C+' From Readers

NBC’s The Voice wrapped Season 15 on Tuesday night with 9.8 million total viewers and a 1.7 demo rating, up sharply week-to-week and improving on its previous finale by 12 and 13 percent (as the singing competition’s fall cycle traditionally does).

Compared to its previous fall closer, The Voice was down 10 and 15 percent — as has been the trend for years.

All told, the coronation ceremony delivered Season 15’s best numbers since the week of Oct. 15. TVLine readers gave the finale an average grade of “C,” while the controversial-ish season as a whole rated a “C+.”

As announced earlier this week, Season 16 — which marks
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Inside CNN’s Frenzied and Sometimes Freaky New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is the night on which most CNN anchors let their hair down. Well, except for Anderson Cooper.

Cooper has been CNN’s on-air host for New Year’s Eve since 2002, and his most memorable moments from the stint typically surface as he tries to rein in others who appear with him – hoping Kathy Griffin will tone down her antics, reacting to Don Lemon in New Orleans, and, most recently, trying to keep current co-host Andy Cohen from going overboard with visitors.

“I just try to keep the trains running on time,” says Cooper during a recent interview.
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General Hospital Spoilers: What’s Going On With Kristina?

General Hospital fans are aware that Carly is worried about everything that is going on in her life. She’s got a lot of stuff right now, and it’s not the happiest time of year for her. She’s just a mess in every aspect of the game, and she’s not sure how to handle that or make it stop. She’s going to give herself some serious anxiety the way things are going on right now, but she’s not able to stop the worry. She’s worried about her son, her husband, her father-in-law, her family, and her friends. She’s worried about all

General Hospital Spoilers: What’s Going On With Kristina?
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Halo Head Bonnie Ross Named 2019 Aias Hall of Fame Inductee

“I don’t think I would still be at Microsoft or in technology if I hadn’t found gaming.”

Bonnie Ross, Microsoft Corporate vice president and head of 343 Industries, will be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in February 2019 for her work in video games, in helping to expand the reach of the Halo franchise, and the time she spends promoting diversity efforts across the game industry.

But Ross says that it’s gaming that helped her, and she’s just working to make sure others see its power and influence.

“I think a lot
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Which Famous Chris Is Your Soulmate?

Welcome to TV Guide's 12 Days of Chris-Mas, a festive celebration of famous dudes named Chris. Every day leading up to Dec. 25, we will honor a single Chris, counting down to the best Chris of the year.

Where there's a will, there's a way. And where there's a living, breathing human being, there's a

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‘Shark Tank’s’ Current Season Features a Virtual Set Built by Sony’s Innovation Studios (Exclusive)

‘Shark Tank’s’ Current Season Features a Virtual Set Built by Sony’s Innovation Studios (Exclusive)
When “Shark Tank” producers were getting ready to record the show’s current 10th season earlier this year, they were dealing with a dilemma: There simply wasn’t enough sound stage space on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, Calif, available to record all of the show’s scenes.

“We’ve had some very busy times here,” said Sony Pictures Television alternative & syndication programming executive vice president Holly Jacobs, who oversees unscripted programming for the studio. “Shark Tank” needed 2 sound stages in close proximity, and there simply wasn’t enough capacity left on the lot. That’s when the
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The Five Best Kung Fu Movies of the 90s

To put it politely, Kung Fu in the 90s was getting kind of silly as it was integrated at times with western cinema and therefore kind of blended into something that was more amenable to the tastes of those that know little to nothing about martial arts in general save for the myths that they like to watch in movies and on TV. The artistic quality and realism of said movies had already gone the way of sensationalism and become less and less real as the years went on and to be honest a lot of what’s out there at

The Five Best Kung Fu Movies of the 90s
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Is The Masked Singer Terrible, or Am I Just Old and Cranky?

For the record, I gave The Masked Singer, Fox's new musical competition, a fair shot. I probably even went into it with more of an open mind than I did with The Four, Fox's other musical competition that doesn't seem to make much sense, because I'm easily wooed by shiny things, like The Masked

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Ariana Grande and the Roots Bring Out the Soul in ‘Imagine’ on ‘Fallon’ (Watch)

The Roots are one of the most versatile bands on the planet, and when Ariana Grande brought her new single “Imagine” to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Tuesday night, they brought out the song’s inherent soulfulness in inimitable fashion. Toward the end of the track, Grande shows off her range with some sky-scraping, Mariah-esque vocal vamps at the end.

Earlier in the show, she bopped along with Fallon, Horatio Sanz, Chris Kattan and Tracy Morgan for a cover of “I Wish It Was Christmas Today,” which Sanz and Fallon inexplicably sang (terribly) while Grande smiled silently.

Grande has
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Can ‘Aquaman’ Be More Than Just a Waterlogged ‘Thor’?

There’s no doubting that the Dceu – Warner Bros’ supposed contender to Marvel’s utter dominance of the superhero movie genre – is in trouble. They had a good thing with Superman in the 70s. They had a good thing with Batman in the 80s. And, after a few false starts in the 90s, they emerged as the gold-standard of the increasingly centric superhero movies of the early 2000s with Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy: movies that reinvented the genre for the new millennium and whose exclusion from the Oscars forced the Academy to broaden the Best Picture category from a

Can ‘Aquaman’ Be More Than Just a Waterlogged ‘Thor’?
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2018 in Review: Which TV Character Had the Most Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year? Cast Your Vote!

You think it’s rough and tough and sanity-testing out here in the real world? Try logging some hours inside the ol’ TV box.

For the past 365-ish days, we’ve watched some of our favorite TV characters get put through the wringer, whether they negotiated prison sentences without their wife’s blessing (you failed your Felicity, Arrow‘s Oliver!), found themselves doing the bidding of their attempted murderer (not good, NCIS: New Orleans‘ Agent Pride) or lost custody of the child they nearly backed their car over (no “No. 1 Mom” coffee mug for you, Homeland‘s Carrie). And that
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The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Liam is Stuck In the Middle

The Bold and the Beautiful fans were not all that amused when Hope asked her husband such a horrible question. She asked him if he would rather be with Steffy than with her considering he is on her side when it all comes down to Taylor. She is, in our opinion, being rather childish about the entire thing. For one, Hope is not the baby’s mother, and this is not her decision. Taylor is not her mother, either, and this is not her decision. And she cannot force her husband to always take her side and leave out the woman

The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Liam is Stuck In the Middle
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Remembering Penny Marshall: One of the Best and Most Underappreciated Filmmakers of Her Generation

Hollywood is so chock-full of big names and household brands that, regardless of their talent or their centrality in the industry, it’s the little guys who risk being swept under the rug entirely. Everybody knows, for instance, who Stan Lee is. Everybody knows what he meant to both the film and comic book industries. Everybody knows the characters he helped create, the stories he helped bring to life. They remember his cameos, his ineffable presence both on and off screen, and can articulate exactly what he meant to them and how he helped shape their lives (childhood or otherwise). When

Remembering Penny Marshall: One of the Best and Most Underappreciated Filmmakers of Her Generation
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Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda Run Through 22 Musicals in 12 Minutes With James Corden — Watch

Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda Run Through 22 Musicals in 12 Minutes With James Corden — Watch
Prepare to trip a little light fantastic with the following celebration of movie musicals.

On Tuesday’s episode of The Late Late Show, James Corden was joined by Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda for the latest installment of “Role Call.” What followed was a rundown of 22 musicals in 12 minutes, including the highly anticipated Mary Poppins Returns. The impressive feat was shot in one take, and featured a cameo by Kermit the Frog. The full setlist went as follows:

1. “Willkommen” (Cabaret)

2. “All That Jazz” (Chicago)

3. “City of Stars” (La La Land)

4. “Be Our Guest” (Beauty and the Beast)

5. “Sit Down, You
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