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Hulu to Develop Shows Based on George R.R. Martin Book Series ‘Wild Cards’

Hulu to Develop Shows Based on George R.R. Martin Book Series ‘Wild Cards’
Hulu is developing multiple shows based on the “Wild Cards” book series, which is edited by “Game of Thrones” scribe George R.R. Martin.

Variety has learned from sources that the streamer is set to open a writers room for two shows set in the “Wild Cards” universe. Universal Cable Productions will produce along with Hulu, with Andrew Miller set to write and executive produce both projects. Miller, who is currently under an overall deal at UCP, recently helmed the “Tremors” pilot at Syfy that saw the return of the original film’s star Kevin Bacon.

Set in the present, the “Wild Cards” books explore the aftermath of an alien virus, released over Manhattan in 1946 that killed 90% of those it infected. In the survivors, DNA was altered, creating grotesque physical deformities, except for a tiny percentage who develop super human powers instead.
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‘Good Cop’ Canceled by Netflix After One Season

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‘Good Cop’ Canceled by Netflix After One Season
Netflix has pulled the plug on “The Good Cop” after just one season, Variety has confirmed.

“‘The Good Cop’ will not return for a second season,” Netflix said in a statement. “We’re grateful to creator Andy Breckman and his fellow producers, writers, the incredible crew and especially stars Tony Danza and Josh Groban for bringing this classic odd couple father-son story to Netflix.”

Danza starred as Big Tony, a lovable yet not exactly honorable, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, TJ (Groban), a brilliant, straight-laced NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules while solving Brooklyn’s toughest cases. The show also starred Monica Barbaro, Isiah Whitlock, Jr and Bill Kottkamp.

Breckman, the creator of “Monk,” served as showrunner and executive producer. Randy Zisk and Howard Klein also executive produced with Danza producing. The series is inspired by a
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"Temptation Island" Reboot Officially A Go At USA; Mark L. Walberg Returns As Host

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USA Network has confirmed its upcoming reboot of the 2001 reality series "Temptation Island." The 10-episode revival, produced by Banijay Studios North America, will premiere on January 15 with Mark L. Walberg, who hosted the original, returning as host.

"Temptation Island," which had been in the works at USA for the past few months, is part of the network’s aggressive expansion into unscripted series as it is preparing for the departure of WWE Smackdown next fall.

"Temptation Island" follows four dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationship, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives — or should go their separate ways. Together, the couples travel to the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii, where they join 24 eligible men and women. There, they live the “single life,” in a test that is meant to help answer their most difficult questions about their relationship.
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Netflix Greenlights "Rhythm & Flow" Music Competition Series, Sets Cardi B, Chance the Rapper & T.I. As Judges

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Netflix Greenlights
Netflix is officially throwing its hat in the singing competition reality series arena with the hip-hop-themed "Rhythm & Flow," from John Legend, Jesse Collins and Jeff Gaspin. Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. have been tapped to serve as the three main judges and executive produce the show aimed at finding the next breakout hip-hop star.

The 10-episode hourlong multi-city competition series, which had been in development at Netflix for over a year, is set to premiere in fall 2019.
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"The Mandalorian" Has Officially Cast "Game of Thrones" and "Narcos" Star Pedro Pascal [Updated]

Update: Variety reports that Pedro Pascal is officially set to lead "The Mandalorian," confirming Making Star Wars' scoop from last month. Details remain mostly under wraps, but Pascal will play “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.” And he’ll also wear some sweet Boba […]

The post "The Mandalorian" Has Officially Cast "Game of Thrones" and "Narcos" Star Pedro Pascal [Updated] appeared first on /Film.
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"Game Of Thrones:" HBO Confirms April Premiere For Season 8

It’s official. The anticipated eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" will launch in April. HBO released a promotional video Tuesday morning with no specific date, but official word that the series will return for its final go-round in April 2019. The retrospective video features recycled footage with the most iconic scenes from the series so far.

An April premiere is not a big surprise, since Season 1-Season 6 launched in April or late March; Season 7 premiered in July 2017. But until today, the only official time frame for the debut came from HBO programming president Casey Bloys, who said the series would return in the first half of 2019. Star Maisie Williams was more specific, saying in an interview with the UK’s Metro in January that the series was eyeing an April 2019 premiere.

HBO previously revealed that the final episode was shot over 55 nights in three locations.
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Hulu's New George R.R. Martin Shows May Be the Game of Thrones Replacement You Need

With the news that Game of Thrones will kick off its final season in April, it became a little more real that TV's most epic show is coming to an end. How will you fill the void once it is off the air? Hulu might have the answer! The streaming network is setting up two series based on the Wild Cards

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Patricia Cornwell, Matt Tolmach to Produce Drama Series in Development at NBC

In a competitive situation, NBC is set to develop a drama series executive produced by best-selling author Patricia Cornwell and Matt Tolmach.

The project is titled “Red Stick.” Based on an original character created by Cornwell, it follows Dr. Annie Dodge, who is summoned from New York to her hometown of Baton Rouge, La., after the sudden death of her father, the city’s beloved coroner. Now, as she’s mourning the loss of her childhood hero, Annie finds herself reluctantly stepping into her father’s role to solve an ongoing murder while navigating the complicated waters of Bayou politics,
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TV News Roundup: ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Sets Final Season Premiere Date

TV News Roundup: ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Sets Final Season Premiere Date
In today’s TV News Roundup, season three of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” returns to Netflix in January.

First Looks

“Rebel Without A Crew,” a 12-part series following filmmakers as they attempt to shoot their own feature film, premieres on Sunday, Nov. 18 on El Rey Network. The series recreates the conditions in which Robert Rodriguez made his first feature length film, “El Mariachi,” 25 years ago with only a budget of $7,000 and 14 days to shoot. Watch an exclusive clip below.

Dates

The third and final season of Netflix‘s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” returns Jan. 1, 2019. The series is based
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Kelly Stables

Some people aspire to greatness when they’re younger and actually get it. But as Kelly Stables can attest to greatness is always a series of stepping stones, only coming to a halt when one finds the level of fame and happiness they were seeking. For some the quest never seems to end as perfection isn’t always attainable, but the pursuit of something greater is just too enticing to pass up. Kelly has made a stable and successful career for herself since she’s starred in and helped out with a few very notable movies and TV shows in her career. She’s

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Kelly Stables
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Hulu to Adapt George R.R. Martin Book Series Wild Cards Into Multiple Shows

Hulu to Adapt George R.R. Martin Book Series Wild Cards Into Multiple Shows
Game of Thrones may be ending soon… but TV’s love affair with George R.R. Martin is just getting started.

Hulu is adapting the series of Wild Cards sci-fi anthologies, edited by the Game of Thrones author, into multiple TV shows, our sister site Variety reports. A writers’ room for two separate shows is opening soon, with Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle) set to write and executive-produce both projects.

The Wild Cards series, numbering 27 books in total, is a collection of sci-fi stories set in an alternate-history post-World War II America, where an alien virus has wreaked havoc and changed
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Legends of Tomorrow: The Legends Go To Summer Camp

For some, childhood would not be complete without one thing: summer camp. In this week’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow, the team head to Camp Ogawa in Maine, 1995. The mission? To look for the kids that went missing and to track down a Striga, a magical creature that feeds on the life force of children. I loved Sara’s enthusiasm about going to camp. It’s nice to see her act like a kid again because she deserves to let loose every once in a while. Ava, on the other hand, does not know how to be a kid. Granted, she’s

Legends of Tomorrow: The Legends Go To Summer Camp
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The ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Was Inevitable, Even When a Sequel Wasn’t

The ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Was Inevitable, Even When a Sequel Wasn’t
Death is not final. Not on TV, anyway. Despite ending “Breaking Bad” on a note of finality for its high school science teacher turned Michelin-star meth chef Walter White (Bryan Cranston), creator Vince Gilligan is preparing to reenter the drug-ridden world of Albuquerque. The New Mexico Film Office broke the story of a “Breaking Bad” feature and it was soon confirmed by Cranston, though there’s no further details.

But yes, it’s happening. This week’s Very Good TV Podcast sets aside the already-fervent debate over whether the unseen, uncast, and quite possibly unfinished script is a great idea or a terrible one. People made the same arguments when AMC announced plans for “Better Call Saul,” which turned out just fine. Instead, let’s focus on why the film’s announcement felt inevitable, instead of shocking.

On paper, a sequel seems highly improbable, and it should. Walt is dead.
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Disney in Talks With Hearst to Sell A+E Networks European Channels (Exclusive)

Disney is in talks with Hearst to sell off its interest in five European cable channels that are part of the larger A+E Networks joint venture between the companies.

Disney last week agreed to divest the channels as a condition of receiving approval for the 21st Century Fox transaction from the European Commission, the European Union’s executive arm. The regulatory review concluded that Disney would have too much market power in the lifestyle and factual programming arena by bringing Fox’s National Geographic Partners channels group together with its 50% ownership of A+E Networks.

Hearst is negotiating a buyout
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What Has Amanda Bynes Done Since Her Comeback Announcement?

Amanda Bynes almost became a household name during the late 1990s and early 2000s as she starred on The Amanda Show, which aired on Nickelodeon. Previously, she had done a number of commercials and for a time, she had also starred on another show which aired on the same network. It wasn’t long before she was landing all kinds of roles in television series and even major motion pictures. Throughout her teenage years, she was quickly becoming a rising star and was frequently considered the go-to actress for a number of different roles, starring in movies such as What a

What Has Amanda Bynes Done Since Her Comeback Announcement?
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American Horror Story: Apocalypse Finale: 5 Questions We Need Answered

With only one episode left in its run, American Horror Story: Apocalypse has a ton of ground to cover — and earth to scorch — in Wednesday’s finale (FX, 10/9c). And while we know this franchise better than to expect answers to all of our questions, we wouldn’t mind a more conclusive ending than we’ve received in seasons past.

And we’re not talking about basic questions like “How will the witches stop Michael?” or “Wait, is that the back of Angela Bassett’s head in the promo?” We’re talking about specific, (mostly) plot points that have been
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How ‘Origin’ Creator Mika Watkins Sold Her Sci-Fi Series to YouTube Premium

YouTube is reaching for the stars as it prepares to launch its first high-end European scripted show, a 10-part sci-fi series entitled “Origin.” The drama was commissioned from the Sony-owned London-based Left Bank Pictures, and comes from creator Mika Watkins, who developed the show after working as a development assistant at Left Bank.

“Mika joined the company on a diversity scheme around five years ago,” Left Bank’s CEO Andy Harries tells Variety. “Within a few weeks we realized that she was very bright. Almost straight away we made her a trainee script editor.”

Prior to Left Bank, Watkins
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Five Pivotal Moments from The Americans Season 6

The Americans is a show that aired on FX, during the time that Ronald Reagan was President. In the show, Elizabeth and Paige are both agents with the Kgb. They are also living in the United States, posing as American citizens. To further complicate things, they also have two children who are teenagers, neither of which has any idea that their parents are actually working for the Kgb. The show aired for six seasons, and the clips represented here are from the final season. These are some of the most pivotal moments from that particular season of the show. This

Five Pivotal Moments from The Americans Season 6
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The Holiday Gift Guide for Every Riverdale, Legacies or Game of Thrones Fan You Know

Stumped on what to do for gifts this holiday season? Join the club. Picking out what special little something to get for folks in your life can be daunting, especially when the intended recipient isn't someone you know too well or the budget ain't exactly unlimited. Not to worry! TV Guide's got your

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The Good Cop Cancelled at Netflix

The Good Cop Cancelled at Netflix
In the end, The Good Cop just couldn’t get arrested. Netflix has cancelled the Tony DanzaJosh Groban feel-good procedural after one season, TVLine has confirmed.

The Good Cop will not return for a second season,” Netflix said in a statement. “We’re grateful to creator Andy Breckman and his fellow producers, writers, the incredible crew and especially stars Tony Danza and Josh Groban for bringing this classic odd couple father-son story to Netflix.”

The Good Cop starred Danza as a disgraced former NYPD officer who now lives with his earnest, obsessively honest NYPD detective son (Groban). The duo
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