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'A Star Is Born,' "Mrs. Maisel," "Ozark" Lead SAG Nominations

'A Star Is Born,'
A Star Is Born” led the way with four SAG feature film nominations while “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Ozark” each scored a quartet of TV nominations.

BlacKkKlansman” and “The Favourite” each took a trio of film nominations. “Barry,” “Glow,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Kominsky Method” all scored three TV nods.

Nominees for the feature film ensemble cast trophy were “A Star Is Born,” “Black Panther,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “BlacKkKlansman” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Lady Gaga scored an actress nomination for “A Star is Born” along with Glenn Close for “The Wife,” Olivia Colman for “The Favourite,” Melissa McCarthy for “Can You ever Forgive Me?” and Emily Blunt for “Mary Poppins Returns.”

Bradley Cooper, who also directed “A Star Is Born” nabbed a best actor nod along with Christian Bale for “Vice,” Rami Malek for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Viggo Mortensen for “Green Book” and John David Washington for “BlacKkKlansman.”

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Netflix Orders True Crime Series on Ted Bundy

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Netflix Orders True Crime Series on Ted Bundy
Netflix has ordered “Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,” a true-crime docuseries about serial killer Ted Bundy.

The docuseries will be directed by Joe Berlinger, who is helming a separate scripted film about the serial killer, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” which stars Zac Efron as Bundy, and will premiere at Sundance.

The four-part series will feature previously unheard audio of interviews with Bundy while he was on death row in Florida. This unique and gripping doc series focuses on the man whose personality, good looks and social graces defied the serial-killer stereotype, allowing him to hide in plain sight as he committed the brutal sex-crime slayings of more than 30 women before being caught in 1978. While on trial, Bundy received extraordinary adoration from American women, which made his gruesome crimes doubly haunting, even in an era of anything-goes mayhem.

It will premiere on Jan 24, 2019, 30 years after the date of his execution in Florida.
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‘Get Shorty’ Renewed for Season 3 at Epix

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‘Get Shorty’ Renewed for Season 3 at Epix
Epix has renewed “Get Shorty” for Season 3.

The loose adaptation of the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel and subsequent film stars Chris O’Dowd, Ray Romano, Lidio Porto, Megan Stevenson, Sean Bridgers, and Carolyn Dodd. In the series, O’Dowd plays a hitman from Nevada who struggles to shed his criminal past after he moves to Hollywood to become a movie producer.

The series is executive produced by Davey Holmes and Adam Arkin. The series is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM, now the sole owner of Epix.

“Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano have so thoroughly embraced their roles, and I know I speak for all fans of ‘Get Shorty’ when I say that we can’t wait for their escapades to unfold in season three,” said Epix President Michael Wright. “The entire Epix team is looking forward to working again with Davey Holmes, Adam Arkin and the
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Netflix Orders "I Am Not Okay With This" From Producers of "Stranger Things"

Netflix Orders
The producers of “Stranger Things” and creator and director of “The End of the F***ing World” series are making “I Am Not Okay With This” for Netflix, a coming-of-age tale about a girl with mysterious powers.

21 Laps will make the series, which was co-created by Jonathan Entwistle, who was behind Channel 4 and Netflix show “The End of the F***ing World.” As with that project, the series is an adaptation of a Charles Forsman graphic novel.

In the novel, the main character, a regular suburban 15-year-old freshman called Sydney, has telekinetic powers that kick in at inopportune moments.
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Freeform Orders Comedy "Everything’s Gonna Be Okay" From Josh Thomas

Freeform Orders Comedy
Freeform has given out a series order to the comedy “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” from creator, writer, and comedian Josh Thomas.

The network has ordered 10 episodes of the half hour series. Thomas also stars as Nicholas, a neurotic 25-year-old still living at home with his single dad and two teenage half-sisters, one of which has autism. He is not particularly helpful in raising his siblings, but when their dad becomes terminally ill, the girls have to cope with not only a devastating loss but also the realization that Nicholas is the one who will have to hold it all together.
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Everything We Know About Disney's Streaming Service So Far

The House of Mouse is getting into the streaming game in a big way in 2019.

Disney is preparing to roll out its own digital streaming service, filled with its already sizable archive as well as new original programming, with the hopes of competing in the already bustling streaming market. Thanks to

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Million Little Things Moving to Thursday Following Grey's Anatomy as ABC Unveils Midseason Schedule

ABC is giving A Million Little Things a big vote of confidence. The Alphabet net on Wednesday unveiled its midseason schedule, and its shifting the promising rookie drama to Thursdays at 9/8c following juggernaut Grey’s Anatomy. The slot’s current occupant, Grey’s spinoff Station 19, will reclaim the perch in March when Million Little Things completes its freshman run.

Other highlights from ABC’s early-2019 game plan: American Idol returns Sunday, March 3; Match Game replaces Million Little Things on Wednesdays at 10/9c until late February when the new Scott Foley-Lauren Cohan drama Whiskey Cavalier takes over
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TV Shows We Quit in 2018

With approximately 500 scripted series premiering new seasons in 2018, sometimes it feels like the television landscape is like a bubble. If it keeps getting inflated larger and larger, eventually something will have to give and it will pop, right? Well, maybe not for the platforms on which these shows are released — after all, new ones are created there often, as well. However, for the average television viewer — and even members of Variety‘s dedicated, professional staff — the limit has been reached.

Here, Variety staff selects the series they had to leave behind in 2018 — from the longest-running staple of Dick Wolf’s “One Chicago” franchise,
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Joel McHale Joins DC Universe's Stargirl Series as Iconic Hero Starman

Joel McHale Joins DC Universe's Stargirl Series as Iconic Hero Starman
After years of flexing his comedic muscles on Community and beyond, Joel McHale is headed to DC Universe to flex his actual muscles. The actor is joining the cast of Stargirl in the recurring role of Sylvester Pemberton (aka Starman), TVLine’s sister publication Variety reports.

Starring Brec Bassinger in the title role, Stargirl (premiere date Tbd) follows a high school sophomore named Courteney Whitmore who rallies a motley crew of young heroes to help her battle villains from the past. A member of the Justice Society of America, Starman charges into battle with a “mysterious anti-gravity weapon called the cosmic staff.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Lourdes Leon

Lourdes Leon is the daughter of Madonna and Carlos Leon. Recently, her name has popped up in entertainment media because of her involvement with the fashion industry, though her famous parentage presumably played a role in that regard as well. Here are 10 things that you may or may not have known about Lourdes Leon: 1. Lourdes Is a Basque Name Lourdes is a Basque name that translates to something along the lines of “craggy slope.” Supposedly, the name became popular when St. Bernadette started seeing visions of the Virgin Mary at a Southwestern French town bearing said name. As

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Lourdes Leon
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Miley Cyrus in ‘Black Mirror’ Season 5? Actress Confirms Role, but She Can’t Say More

Miley Cyrus in ‘Black Mirror’ Season 5? Actress Confirms Role, but She Can’t Say More
Miley Cyrus might be in big trouble with Netflix. After a month of rumors regarding her involvement in the new season of “Black Mirror,” Cyrus went ahead and confirmed to Howard Stern that she’s got a role in an upcoming episode (via Billboard). “If you guess it, then I will shake my head ‘yes,'” Cyrus told Stern when he asked about the rumors. Stern then revealed Cyrus confirmed her “Black Mirror’ role, although the actress added she wasn’t allowed to mention “Black Mirror” by name because she’s not allowed to speak about it further.

The rumor was first introduced last month by the South African news website Iol. The outlet spoke with a hotel manager in Cape Town, South Africa who said Miley Cyrus had stayed at the facility while shooting “Black Mirror.” Cyrus’ sister Brandi made the rumor go viral during the December 11 edition of her podcast “Your Favorite Thing.
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Emma Stone, Darren Criss and More React to SAG Award Nominations

Emma Stone, Darren Criss and More React to SAG Award Nominations
The nominations for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were revealed on Wednesday morning, and “A Star Is Born” commanded the list with four noms alongside TV series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Ozark.” The awards recognize acting and ensemble performances across television and film, and this year, plenty of performers will be competing against co-stars, such as best actor/actress in a comedy series, dominated by co-leads from “The Kominsky Method,” “Barry,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and “Grace and Frankie.”

Many actors have reached out to Variety or taken to social media to express their gratitude for their nominations.
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Golden Globes 2019: TV Categories Broken Down With Projected Winners

Big name nominees dominate an increasingly competitive small screen landscape, and Variety analyzes what to expect when winners’ names are read at the Golden Globes Jan. 6.

Drama Series

In complete contrast to last year, all but one of the nominees in this category are newcomers. Up for its sixth and final season, FX’s Soviet spy series “The Americans” is the only veteran in the race. It is joined by Netflix’s political thriller “Bodyguard,” Amazon’s psychological thriller “Homecoming,” BBC America’s cat-and-mouse drama “Killing Eve” and FX’s ballroom culture period piece “Pose.” While waiting to nominate “The Americans
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How the HFPA Played It Safe With 2019 Golden Globe Nominees (Column)

How the HFPA Played It Safe With 2019 Golden Globe Nominees (Column)
At a time of unprecedented richness and depth across TV programming, an awards show already known for its brazen willingness to follow its own instincts could have gone just about anywhere. But the biggest surprise of the Golden Globes’ nominations for television may have been just how safe they were.

To wit: A broadcast that often unsentimentally dumps its previous year’s winners — and that’s perpetually loath to follow the Emmys’ lead — nominated “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and its star Rachel Brosnahan again. A voting body for whom novelty is the coin of the realm gave out nominations to
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Young and the Restless Spoilers: Cane Has Choices to Make

The Young and the Restless fans were all surprised to see Reed show up, but no one was more surprised than his mother. She’s been trying to shield him and keep him from the things that are bothering her, and she’s now feeling as if she failed that. She couldn’t just keep the news of his father’s death – murder, really – away from him, but she didn’t expect him to come home. Now she has even more to worry about than she did in the past considering he wants answers. He wants to know what happened to his father,

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Cane Has Choices to Make
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Joel McHale Cast as Starman in DC Universe’s ‘Stargirl’ (Exclusive)

Joel McHale Cast as Starman in DC Universe’s ‘Stargirl’ (Exclusive)
Joel McHale has been cast as Sylvester Pemberton aka Starman on the upcoming DC Universe series “Stargirl,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The role is being described as “Golden Age Starman” and will be a recurring one for McHale.

A courageous and confident superhero, Starman is a member of the Justice Society of America. He wields a mysterious anti-gravity weapon called the cosmic staff and has a longtime sidekick named Stripesy, who is better known as Courtney Whitmore’s stepfather, Pat Dugan.

McHale is an accomplished actor, standup comedian and author. His prior scripted television credits include “Community,” “The Great Indoors” and “The X-Files” revival,
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Golden Globes: Amy Adams, Regina King Lead List of Crossover Nominees

Golden Globes: Amy Adams, Regina King Lead List of Crossover Nominees
In the age of peak TV, actors, writers, directors and producers, and subsequently their managers and agents, are open for business in any medium, and that new attitude shows in awards nominations, especially when it comes to the Golden Globe acting fields.

Amy Adams and Regina King scored nominations in both film and TV categories for the 2019 awards, while many actors who normally work in film are now being feted for their TV roles.

The Golden Globes voters are proving to be platform-agnostic now, a relatively new trend that seems to have begun in earnest in 2014 when small-screen stars such as Idris Elba,
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2019 Predictions: What’s in Store for Film, TV and Music Next Year?

2019 Predictions: What’s in Store for Film, TV and Music Next Year?
It would be hard to top the drama of 2018. From media mega-mergers to the rise of Time’s Up, it was a year that had more than its fair share of twists and turns. Leslie Moonves resigned in disgrace, At&T snapped up Time Warner, Disney inched closer to subsuming Fox and “Black Panther” shattered box office records and became a rallying cry for inclusion. Given all that change, 2019 has some big shoes to fill. Our newsroom of Nostradamuses thinks the next 12 months will more than meet the challenge. Here are 10 stories we could be busy chasing just as soon as the new year dawns.
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‘Kominsky Method,’ ‘Barry,’ ‘The Americans,’ ‘Atlanta’ Crash SAG Awards’ TV Party

‘Kominsky Method,’ ‘Barry,’ ‘The Americans,’ ‘Atlanta’ Crash SAG Awards’ TV Party
“Barry” and “The Kominsky Method” went all the way on their first SAG Awards ballot while “The Americans” joined the party at long last for its final season.

SAG Awards voters cemented Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method” as a kudos season contender with comedy actor noms for stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, and a comedy ensemble nod. The series, created by comedy superproducer Chuck Lorre, revolves around an aging acting teacher, Sandy Kominsky (Douglas), and his friendship with his agent Norman (Arkin).

“Kominsky Method” and HBO’s “Barry” were the only freshman shows nominated in the comedy or drama ensemble category.
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Sony Pictures Casting Executive Tamara Hunter Moves to Apple

Tamara Hunter, the vice president of casting at Sony Pictures Entertainment, is departing the studio to become the head of casting at Apple.

In her new role, she will report to the co-heads of Apple’s original programming efforts, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, who are themselves the former co-presidents of Sony Pictures Television.

Hunter joined Sony in 2016. In her time there, she oversaw feature films and animation casting for Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Animation. Among her projects were his like “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “The Equalizer 2,” “Hotel Transylvania,” and “Venom,” as
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