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"Doctor Who" New Year’s Day Special Set On BBC America

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BBC America is going to ring in 2019 with "Doctor Who." Breaking away from the traditional Christmas Day time slot, the popular series will have its first-ever “Who Year’s Day” which will include a marathon of all the Christmas specials that will pave the way to the aforementioned New Year’s Day special

The marathon will begin 12pm ET/PT on December 24 and lead into Christmas Day. After that, it will be a celebratory marathon of all the Doctors tarting with Peter Capaldi, followed by Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt Smith, leading straight into the New Year’s special on January 1.

The all-new episode is written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Wayne Yip. As the New Year begins, a terrifying evil is stirring from across the centuries of Earth’s history. Will the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Ryan (Tosin Cole), Graham (Bradley Walsh
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Gina Carano Joins ‘Star Wars’ Series "The Mandalorian"

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Gina Carano Joins ‘Star Wars’ Series
Gina Carano has been cast in “The Mandalorian,” Variety has confirmed with sources.

The exact nature of the actress and former mixed martial arts (MMA) star’s role in the “Star Wars” series is being kept under wraps. She joins Pedro Pascal in the series, whom Variety reported earlier this week was in negotiations to star.

Carano first came to national attention for her MMA prowess, compiling a professional record of 7-1 while competing in organizations like Strikeforce and EliteXC. She also appeared in the 2008 reboot of “American Gladiators.” As an actress, she starred in the Steven SoderberghHaywire” and has also starred in films like “Deadpool,” “Fast & Furious 6,” and “Kickboxer: Vengeance.”

She is repped by Gersh and The Syndicate.

Jon Favreau penned “The Mandalorian,” which is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. It follows the travails of a
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Amazon Renews "Bosch" For Sixth Season; Streamer’s Longest Running Series

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Amazon Renews
Michael Connelly fans rejoice, "Bosch" is coming back!

With a fifth season currently in production and set to launch next year, Amazon today announced that the Titus Welliver-led series of Connelly’s beloved and hardboiled ex-LAPD detective will be back for a Season 6 too.

“I’m on the set where we are wrapping up the filming of season 5, and now this great news that we get to do it again with a sixth season,” said best selling author and producer Connelly from L.A. today of the streamer’s long running series’ extension. “Can’t wait!”

“Bosch is a customer and critical favorite and Amazon Prime members are fans of this long-running series that delivers strong storytelling, complex characters, and exceptional performances,” added Amazon Studios co-Head of Television, Albert Cheng, on Wednesday too of the Fabrik Entertainment, a Red Arrow Studios company, produced one-hour drama. “We are happy
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TV Ratings: "The Conners" Drops Double Digits in Post-Midterms Return

TV Ratings:
ABC’s “The Conners” just dropped by double-digit percentages in TV ratings from its last episode, which aired two weeks ago due to the midterm elections.

More specifically, the “Roseanne” spinoff slipped 17 percent among adults 18-49 from its Oct. 30 original, and 10 percent among overall audience members.

NBC won Tuesday in ratings thanks to its “Voice” results show and another strong performance by “This Is Us.” CBS was actually No. 1 in terms of total viewers, however.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 7.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. landed a 1.6/7 and 8.8 million viewers. “This Is Us” at 9 scored a 2.0/8 and 8.5 million viewers. At 10, “New Amsterdam” had a 1.1/5 and 6.1 million viewers.

CBS was second in
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Migration Drama "1899" Is New Netflix Project From Creators of"‘Dark"

Migration Drama
The creators of supernatural series “Dark,” which helped put German drama on the international TV map, have set their next Netflix project, “1899,” a drama that follows European migrants on a fright-filled journey to the U.S.

Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar inked an overall deal with Netflix in June – the first of its kind for the streamer in Europe – following the success of “Dark.” “1899” is the first fruit of that agreement. The show revolves around a migrant steamship heading from London to New York. When the passengers discover another migrant boat adrift, their journey takes an unexpected twist.

“What they find on board will turn their passage to the promised land into a horrifying nightmare,” Netflix said in a statement.
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Ratings: CBS, Empire and Chicago P.D. Dip as Cma Awards Dominate Night

ABC’s presentation of the Cma Awards delivered 10 million total viewers and a 2.1 demo rating this Wednesday, down a good 30 percent from last year’s show (which took place in the wake of the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country-music concert) but also well shy of the 2016 telecast (which did 12.5 mil and a 2.9).

Opposite the Cma Awards….

CBS | Survivor (7.2 mil/1.4) slipped two tenths, while Seal Team (5.2 mil/0.8) and Criminal Minds (4.5 mil/0.7) each ticked down.

Fox | Empire (4.9 mil/1.4) dipped a tenth while Star (3.7 mil/1.1) was steady.

NBC | Chicago Med (7.5 mil/1.2) and Fire (7.3 mil/1.3) each slipped 11 percent in audience while holding steady in the demo; P.
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Empire: Is [Spoiler] in the Coffin?!

The following story features a major spoiler from this week’s Empire — proceed at your own peril.

Wednesday’s Empire unloaded a helluva paternity shocker on viewers, revealing in the episode’s closing minutes that Jeff Kingsley is more than just Lucious’ archenemy — the dude’s also his son! The bombshell adds a new wrinkle to the Fox drama’s season-long “Who’s in the coffin?!” mystery, which has firmly established that the character’s death fills Lucious with both despair and regret.

But showrunner Brett Mahoney cautions against assuming that Kingsley is the casualty in question. “Assume nothing,” the Ep warns.
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For Stan Lee

It took me until Paul Walker died to become a Fast and the Furious fan. I’d seen the first movie when it first came out because a friend of mine at the time was really into cars. It really didn’t register with me, and that was that. It took me until 2015 to realize that not only did they keep the franchise running, but they were about to release the seventh movie in a franchise that most movie critics had come around on liking. I had recently graduated from college and was simultaneously on my second, third and fourth jobs

For Stan Lee
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General Hospital Spoilers: Sonny Handles Margaux

General Hospital fans know that Elizabeth is about over all the stuff that’s going on in her life. Specifically, she’s a little tired of all that is happening with her marriage – or lack thereof – to Franco. They’ve been trying to get married for a while now, and everything keeps coming up and making it impossible for them. But that is a lot of his own issue. He cannot stop trying to figure things out and help others, and he’s back to that again. We all know that he is just looking for answers and a way to find

General Hospital Spoilers: Sonny Handles Margaux
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TV Review: Catherine Zeta-Jones in ‘Queen America’

TV Review: Catherine Zeta-Jones in ‘Queen America’
The migration of movie stars to television has resulted in some series that seem divinely ordained — from Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon in “Big Little Lies” to Billy Bob Thornton and Kirsten Dunst on “Fargo” — and others that feel significantly more random. “Queen America,” which forces an Oscar winner to tamp down all that’s best about her persona, is one of the latter cases. Catherine Zeta-Jones is a gifted star whose aura of outsizedness already feels difficult to contain on television — or, for that matter, on Facebook Watch, the finding-its-feet platform on which she appears on “Queen America.” In the series,
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Every The WB Show, Ranked

For many folks of a certain -- but definitely not old -- age, The WB has a special place in our hearts. The broadcast network -- which operated from early 1995 until September 2006, when it merged with the Upn to create The CW -- was a magical network unlike any other that came before it or since.

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Fox, Major League Baseball Strike New Rights Pact

Major League Baseball and 21st Century Fox signed a new rights agreement that will keep the national pastime’s biggest games on Fox Sports and Fox Broadcasting for the next several years.

Under the terms of the pact, Fox Sports and Fox Deportes maintain exclusive television broadcast rights to the World Series, one League Championship Series, two Division Series and the All-Star Game. As in previous agreements, the league’s Mlb Network will continue to have the rights to two games from the League’s Division Series that Fox is airing. Fox Sports will also expand its digital rights.

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Netflix Finds ‘The One,’ a Sci-Fi Adaptation from Urban Myth Films

Netflix has greenlit “The One,” a sci-fi series set in a very near future in which a DNA test can match people with their perfect partner. Based on the eponymous John Marrs novel, the 10-part series will be produced by U.K.-based drama shingle Urban Myth Films and launch globally on Netflix.

Set five minutes in the future, the series follows events a decade after a scientific breakthrough has allowed people to use DNA testing to find their ideal partner. But even in perfectly matched couples partners have secrets and “The One” follows some that have shocking and deadly consequences,
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The Last Days of FilmStruck: 5 Amazing Films to Stream While You Still Can

FilmStruck, beloved by cinephiles the world over, was an amazing video streaming service that lived up to the full potential of the digital age. Rather than allowing the great classics and little-seen oddities of yesteryear fall by the wayside, it collected the very best movies from the Turner Classic Movies archive and the Criterion Collection’s expansive library to house many of the very best movies ever produced under a single banner. Sadly, though, the service is no more: at least, it will be soon enough. Killed by the monolithic AOL-Time-Werner for being too niche of a service, its hundred thousand

The Last Days of FilmStruck: 5 Amazing Films to Stream While You Still Can
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10 Things You Never Knew About Adventure Time

The television series “Adventure Time” is about a kid and his dog and their adventures in a world that is in a post-apocalyptic state. Although it’s intended for kids, it’s one of those shows that draws adults and teenagers as well. It’s a show that anyone of any age can appreciate and enjoy. If you haven’t seen it yet, then you may be missing out on a truly enjoyable viewing experience. To Whet your appetite, here are 10 things you never knew about “Adventure Time.” 1. The post-apocalyptic genre of the series was unintentional When the creator first wrote the

10 Things You Never Knew About Adventure Time
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Comcast Sets TV One’s Cleo TV, Afro as Latest Independent Channel Launches

Comcast has selected TV One’s Cleo TV and Afrotainment’s Afro as the latest independent channels to receive broad distribution on its cable systems to fulfill commitments made as part of Comcast’s 2011 acquisition of NBCUniversal.

Cleo TV will target young women of color. Afro is described as a “polycultural black network” featuring movies, acquired and original TV series and other programming representing black cultures in the U.S. and beyond. Both channels will debut on Comcast’s platform in January.

“The offerings from both Afro and Cleo TV serve as an excellent complement to the growing catalog of
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‘My Brilliant Friend’ Review: HBO’s Intimate Adaptation Is a Rich Tale Made Drab

‘My Brilliant Friend’ Review: HBO’s Intimate Adaptation Is a Rich Tale Made Drab
My Brilliant Friend” is exactly the kind of story TV needs to explore, but it’s told in a way that ensures fewer will be made. Focusing on a deeply relatable friendship between two girls in 1950s Italy, the eight-part HBO adaptation digs into the personal observations of characters typically marginalized in stories of the era. The girls are the leads and their friendship forms the journey; boys, men, and their affairs are pushed to the periphery. While the series captures dynamics of adoration and jealousy that rarely have the spotlight, director and writer Saver Costanzo, as well as fellow writers Francesco Piccolo and Laura Paolucci, fail to translate Elena Ferrante’s bestselling, four-novel franchise into an enthralling onscreen experience.

Faithful to a fault, much of the impact is lost in translation. Narration becomes a crutch, direction is bland, and pacing is sluggish. Frustrations like these will likely turn off
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‘Escape at Dannemora’: Why Ben Stiller Decided to Make the Prison Drama Series

‘Escape at Dannemora’: Why Ben Stiller Decided to Make the Prison Drama Series
Ben Stiller and Patricia Arquette spent enough time at prisons while filming Showtime’s upcoming limited series “Escape at Dannemora” to know at least two things.

The first seems obvious enough: prison is terrifying. The second was that these institutions are in dire need of some restructuring.

“It’s a really broken system, and everyone knows it,” Stiller told Variety at the premiere of “Escape at Dannemora” at Lincoln Center in New York City. “There are so many factors. It’s a very complicated problem.”

Stiller directed and executive produced “Escape at Dannemora,” the stranger than fiction account of Richard
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‘Twin Peaks’: For $2,000, You Can Own Laura Palmer’s Casket

‘Twin Peaks’: For $2,000, You Can Own Laura Palmer’s Casket
Given the sheer number of costume pieces, props, and other slices of production design that go into the average film/TV production, it’s no surprise that it takes decades for all that memorabilia to become available to the public.

One such opportunity is happening next month, when an upcoming Prop Store auction will see the release of a number of classic series’ set dressing to the highest bidders. Among the wide, insane variety of options are a few items from the original “Twin Peaks” run. The starting bid for Laura Palmer’s casket is $1,000 (the estimate is around double that), but other random items like the signage from the Great Northern Hotel runs a little cheaper.

To begin to summarize the sheer quantity of random items as part of this auction is an impossible task, but some of the items with the highest opening bids are pretty recognizable. An
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Bizarre Genre Hybrid ‘Detective Pikachu’ Might Be the First Great Video Game Movie

Movies based on video games have always been a tough nut for Hollywood to crack. Given the fundamental differences between the two mediums, it only makes sense. Video games are interactive stories, while moviegoers are necessarily passive. Video games frequently stretch on for 10, 20, 30, 40 hours – some even clocking in at 100 or more in order to see and do everything – while a movie rarely has more than a couple of hours to get the same ideas across. Video games are functionally animated, whereas the movies based on them rarely ever are: forcing the infinite possibilities

Bizarre Genre Hybrid ‘Detective Pikachu’ Might Be the First Great Video Game Movie
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