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Naomi Watts to Star in Jason Blum-Produced Quibi Series ‘Wolves and Villagers’ (Exclusive)

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Naomi Watts to Star in Jason Blum-Produced Quibi Series ‘Wolves and Villagers’ (Exclusive)
Naomi Watts has been cast in the lead role in the upcoming Quibi series “Wolves and Villagers,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The exact plot of the short-form series is being kept under wraps, but Quibi co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has previously described the show as “Fatal Attraction 2.0.” Jason Blum is executive producing the series, with Stuart Blumberg writing and executive producing.

This marks the latest TV project for Watts. She was recently cast in a major role in the “Game of Thrones” prequel pilot at HBO, and signed on to play Gretchen Carlson in the Roger Ailes limited series currently in the works at Showtime. She previously appeared in Showtime’s revival of “Twin Peaks.”

Watts is also known for her roles in films like “Mulholland Drive,” “I Heart Huckabees,” “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” “St. Vincent,” “The Ring,” “King Kong, and “J. Edgar.” She earned Academy Award nominations
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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’

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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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Verizon Plans Multiple Ad Plays Leading to Super Bowl Commercial

If Verizon gets its way, its Super Bowl advertising plans will include a 60-second commercial during the game – and a half-hour documentary that gives viewers even more of what will be discussed in the ad.

The telecommunications giant is often scrutinized for the communications resources it provides its customers, but its Super Bowl campaign will highlight service of a different kind. The campaign kicks off Sunday with a 60-second TV ad that airs during the NFL’s Afc and Nfc championship game, and tells stories of 12 NFL stars – one coach and 11 players – who were rescued from car accident, natural disasters,
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How to Get Away with Murder: 3 Theories About Gabriel's Mysterious Phone Call

We may have finally gotten some answers about Gabriel Maddox (Rome Flynn) in How to Get Away with Murder's midseason premiere, but sadly, we're still totally in the dark about his true motives and who in the living hell he was on the phone with at the end of the episode.

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Htgawm Midseason Premiere Recap: Baby Blues — Plus: Grade the Episode

Htgawm Midseason Premiere Recap: Baby Blues — Plus: Grade the Episode
Need to catch up? Read our previous How to Get Away With Murder recap here.

Despite all of the secrets, lies and mysteries on How to Get Away With Murder — and there are plenty of those — one thing is always certain: Sam Keating and technology should never, ever mix.

Just when you thought Sam’s most egregious error would be the now-iconic “Why is your penis on a dead girl’s phone?” fiasco from Season 1 — which sincerely feels like it happened a century ago, in Murder time — Thursday’s midseason premiere revealed another of Sam’s technology faux pas, this
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The Five Best Charlie Hunnam Movies of His Career

Charlie Hunnam was apparently something of a bad boy in school since he had to take his exams from home due to fighting that had become far too regular. Perhaps that’s what he pulled from when it came to his role as Jax Teller in Sons of Anarchy, since he’s seemed like an aggressive character for a good part of his career. In some ways his TV career has been far more memorable than his movies, but if you really watch his movies he seems to give the same looks and speaks in the same way as Jax occasionally, which

The Five Best Charlie Hunnam Movies of His Career
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A Million Little Things Recap: Run For Your Life — Plus, Jon's Secret Revealed!

A Million Little Things Recap: Run For Your Life — Plus, Jon's Secret Revealed!
Need to catch up? Check out the previous A Million Little Things recap.

On your mark, get set, Go… ahead and wonder about whether you can ever really know a person and/or whether loving someone makes any sense, given the fragility of life! Make sure to grab some Gatorade and a bagel at the end!

This week’s A Million Little Things uses a community 5k for suicide prevention as a backdrop for the gang’s ongoing search for meaning in Jon’s death. There are some heavy-handed bits (so many references to getting people “over the finish line,
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The Good Place Recap: Welcome to the (Brand New) Neighborhood

Need to catch up? Check out our previous Good Place recap here.

Michael went back to the Good Place drawing board this week — and did the Jason-Janet-Tahani love triangle just get a fourth (very dumb) side?

Michael shoves Janet and the four humans into the Ihop, aka the Interdimensional Hole of Pancakes — a surreal environment that’s a little like floating in a blue lava lamp — where he’s confronted by a furious Judge Gen. (She does like Chidi in that mailman outfit, though.) Michael presents his case that life is so complicated these days, it’s impossible to be
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Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Premiere Recap: The Search for Spock (Grade It!)

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Premiere Recap: The Search for Spock (Grade It!)
Star Trek: Discovery launched its sophomore voyage with a high-octane premiere filled with interstellar action — and though we still haven’t laid eyes on new cast addition Ethan Peck as Spock yet, we did learn a lot about Burnham’s fraught relationship with the pointy-eared fan favorite.

We begin with a flashback to Sarek and his human wife Amanda welcoming a young Michael Burnham into their home. Her new guardians greet her warmly, but we also see a young Spock ducking away. Sarek sternly asks his son to teach Burnham how to be Vulcan: “I expect you to be friends.
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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Review: Season 2, With Pike and Spock, Boldly Charts a New Course

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Review: Season 2, With Pike and Spock, Boldly Charts a New Course
[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery” Season 2, Episode 1, “Brother.”]

The Season 2 premiere of “Star Trek: Discovery” definitely feels like the beginning of something. “Brother,” launching Thursday on CBS All Access, is all about establishing a new status quo, a new chain of command, and most importantly a new mission focused on exploration over conflict. Where that mission will take this ambitious yet flawed series, however, is as yet a mystery.

Picking up moments after Season 1 ended, Captain Pike (Anson Mount) of the U.S.S. Enterprise (you may have heard of it) comes on board Discovery with news from Starfleet — the Enterprise has been disabled by massive systems failure, so he’s taking command of the good ship Discovery to investigate some odd signals that “have the Federation’s hackles up.” That quest leads the Discovery to a rescue mission on a crumbling asteroid, but no real answers as yet to what those signals might be,
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Recap: Hitchcock and Scully's Origin Story Revealed

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Recap: Hitchcock and Scully's Origin Story Revealed
Fall behind? Read our previous Brooklyn Nine-Nine recap here.

This week’s episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine blesses us with an epic origin story that reveals how Hitchcock and Scully became, well… Hitchcock and Scully.

We begin with a flashback to 1986, as a young Scully and Hitchcock (played by TitansAlan Ritchson and Glow‘s Wyatt Nash) take down mafia boss Gio Costa with the help of Gio’s main squeeze Marissa. Thirty-three years later, Holt calls Jake and Charles into his office and tells them that Hitchcock and Scully were contacted by someone in Internal Affairs who has suddenly reopened the decades-old case — but why?
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Gladys Knight Comments on Colin Kaepernick and Super Bowl: ‘I Am Here to Give the Anthem Back Its Voice’

Gladys Knight Comments on Colin Kaepernick and Super Bowl: ‘I Am Here to Give the Anthem Back Its Voice’
Legendary soul singer, Atlanta native and longtime Civil Rights advocate Gladys Knight, who announced Thursday that she will be singing the National Anthem before the Super Bowl in her hometown on Feb. 3, has issued a statement in response Variety’s question about her stance on the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has essentially been banished from professional football for “taking a knee” during the performance of the National Anthem as a sign of protest. He has not played professionally since 2016.

“I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two things, and they are police violence and injustice,
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Grey's Anatomy Winter Premiere Recap: Did 'MerLuca' Find Love in an Elevator?

If you’ll recall, the windswept fall finale of Grey’s Anatomy ended with Amelia about to learn what Owen had just found out — that Teddy is pregnant with his baby; Maggie on the verge of revealing to Jackson that his mother has cancer; Levi and Nico making one another’s pulses spike while stuck in an ambulance; Alex and Jo having discovered that they aren’t yet legally hitched; and Meredith and DeLuca trapped in an elevator with their burgeoning feelings. Yeah, it was a lot! Where did things stand when the storm finally exhaled its last gasp? Read on…
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How Antiques Roadshow has Evolved Since Season 1

Antiques Roadshow started out as a special on the BBC. However, the special proved to be so popular that it led to a successful show on the same channel, which in turn, led to an American version on PBS. For context, the American version of Antiques Roadshow started up in 1997, meaning that it has been running for more than two decades. As such, it is natural for viewers to wonder how the show has changed over time. How Has Antiques Roadshow Evolved Over the Course of Its Existence? For the most part, the basic format of Antiques Roadshow has

How Antiques Roadshow has Evolved Since Season 1
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Gotham: Bane's Coming, Y'all

Jim (Ben McKenzie) can't catch a break in the final season of Gotham. He tried to protect the innocent people who couldn't evacuate from being killed by the warring villains controlling the island, but he couldn't get any member of government outside of the city to send in him. At the end of

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The Five Best Colbie Caillat Songs of All-Time

If you can recall that Colbie Caillat was rejected twice before ever reaching the stage for American Idol then you’ve done your homework. But you’ll also be likely to think that there are some true gems that the judges just don’t get the chance to see in their full element since it’s obvious that being in front of them is, for some folks, kind of unnerving and can make a person extremely shy. Thankfully Colbie was grateful for the chance and din’t hold it against them that she was rejected twice. In fact this kind of inspired her to keep

The Five Best Colbie Caillat Songs of All-Time
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Mj Rodriguez, Nico Santos to Announce GLAAD Media Award Nominations

Mj Rodriguez, Nico Santos to Announce GLAAD Media Award Nominations
Mj Rodriguez and Nico Santos are set to announce the nominees for the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards.

The “Pose” star and “Crazy Rich Asians” funny man will make the announcement during a live-stream from the At&T Hello Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 25.

“The images and stories recognized by the GLAAD Media Awards over the past 30 years raised the bar for Lgbtq inclusion in the media industry and furthered acceptance among countless audience members,” GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “The 30th anniversary of the GLAAD Media Awards will celebrate outstanding
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