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"The Twilight Zone": Chris O’Dowd To Star In Episode Of CBS All Access Reboot

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Get Shorty‘s Chris O’Dowd is set to star opposite Amy Landecker in “The Blue Scorpion” episode of CBS All Access’ reboot, The Twilight Zone.

The actor joins previously announced host and narrator Jordan Peele and cast members including Ike Barinholtz, Zazie Beetz, John Cho, Taissa Farmiga, Betty Gabriel, Ginnifer Goodwin, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun.

No character details are being revealed for the series, which premieres April 1.
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Ratings: ABC’s ‘The Fix’ Is a Bit Broken in Premiere

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Ratings: ABC’s ‘The Fix’ Is a Bit Broken in Premiere
ABC’s “American Idol” made its Monday premiere last night, but the singing competition couldn’t mask the disappointing debut rating for Marcia Clark’s “The Fix.”

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m posted a 1.7/7 and 9.7 million viewers. “The Enemy Within” at 10 had a 0.8/4 and 4.5 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.1/5 and in viewers with 5.51 million. “The Resident” at 8 received a 0.9/4 and 5.1 million viewers. At 9, “9-1-1” put up a 1.2/8 and 5.9 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 5.49 million. The “American Idol” time slot premiere landed a 1.1/5 and 6 million viewers from 8 to 10. At 10, “The Fix” debut managed a 0.7/3 and 4.4 million viewers.
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John Slattery Cast as Lead in Fox Pilot "neXT"

John Slattery Cast as Lead in Fox Pilot
Mad Men” star John Slattery has been cast in the lead role for the upcoming Fox drama pilot “neXT,” Variety has learned.

The show is described as a fact-based thriller grounded in the latest A.I. research. It features a brilliant but paranoid former tech CEO who joins a Homeland Cybersecurity Agent and her team to stop the world’s first artificial intelligence crisis: the emergence of a rogue AI with the ability to continuously improve itself.

Slattery will play Paul Leblanc, the extremely intelligent teach company chief CEO, who teams up with Fernanda Andrade’s Homeland Cybersecurity Agent, Shea.
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"Titans": DC Universe Series Adds Deathstroke’s Son, Jericho, for Season 2

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Titans” is keeping it in the family with its latest addition to its expanded roster for season 2.

The DC Universe series is bringing in Chella Man as Joseph Wilson, better known as the hero Jericho. He’s also the son of the DC Comics villain Deathstroke, another new character joining “Titans” next season. Esai Morales was cast last week as the super assassin, whose real name is Slade Wilson.

Mute after his father failed to rescue him from having his vocal cords severed by assassins, Jericho has the unique ability to possess anyone just by making eye contact. This gentle-natured yet proud hero has proven himself a formidable Titan. Liam Hall plays a version of the character on The CW’s “Arrow.”

Along with Deathstroke, “Titans” is also adding Superboy (aka Conner Kent) for season 2.

Titans” is based on “Teen Titans,
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20 Things You Didn’t Know about Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke is another surprise character that seemed to come out of nowhere and simply mystified people at the same time she was enchanting them. Since her meteoric rise, and it’s been just that without a doubt, she’s become something of a media icon and someone that you can’t help looking at whenever she shows up since she is quite lovely and in some ways very alluring. The roles she’s taken on during her career thus far have been quite diverse if you really look at them since in Game of Thrones her character has taken on a startling transition

20 Things You Didn’t Know about Emilia Clarke
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Anya Taylor-Joy to Star in ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Limited Series at Netflix

Netflix has put out an order for a new limited series, “The Queen’s Gambit,” starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Variety has learned.

Based on Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel of the same name, the six-episode show will be set during the Cold War era and will follow orphan chess prodigy Beth Harmon (Taylor-Joy) from the age of eight to twenty-two, as she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.

Two-time Oscar nominee Scott Frank, who created the Netflix show “Godless” and wrote the screenplay for the 2017 movie “Logan,” will serve as writer, director, and executive producer on the series.
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Five Predictions We’re Making for The Orville Season 3

After taking some flak and a bit of heat for claiming that The Orville wouldn’t be around for a season 3 it’s evident that the people making the decisions were of a different mind and have given the green light for another go. So far the show has attracted a lot of people that will gladly defend it without much more than the need to speak up for a show that’s fast becoming one of the favorite programs of many on TV these days. But with that being said there are a few reasons why they’re completely validated in doing

Five Predictions We’re Making for The Orville Season 3
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Lucy Liu’s ‘Unsung Heroes’ in Development at ABC Studios International

Lucy Liu’s ‘Unsung Heroes’ in Development at ABC Studios International
ABC Studios International has put anthology series “Unsung Heroes,” executive produced by Lucy Liu and Ruthanne Secunda, into development.

The scripted show will tell the “untold stories of incredible women who overcame adversity to become pioneers of their time,” showcasing highly accomplished women who were not acknowledged for their achievements during their time.

The first episode will chronicle Asian American female silent film and theater star Anna May Wong.

Liu, who is repped by Framework Entertainment, ICM Partners, and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham, will executive produce through her Moonvision Entertainment production company. Secunda will executive produce through her deal with ABC Studios.
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Ncaa Tournament: How to Stream March Madness Online

The rankings are in, and the 68-team field is set. March Madness is officially upon us, and if you want to catch the action from home, from the office, or on-the-go, there are a couple ways to stream March Madness online for free.

The first game kicks off today, and the tournament runs until April 8. Oddsmakers have Duke as the favorite to win, with 11/5 odds. The Blue Devils are followed by Gonzaga and North Carolina with 5/1 and 6/1 odds, respectively. The games are airing across a number of networks, including CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.

You can download the March Madness
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The Young and the Restless Tribute: Shemar Moore and Victoria Rowell Return to Honor Kristoff St. John

The Young and the Restless Tribute: Shemar Moore and Victoria Rowell Return to Honor Kristoff St. John
Shemar Moore will reprise his The Young and the Restless role to pay tribute to the CBS soap’s longtime cast member Kristoff St. John, who died on Feb. 3 at the age of 52.

Per EW.com, Moore will return as Malcolm Winters, the brother of St. John’s Neil Winters, in two episodes airing April 25-26. Moore’s homecoming — the S.W.A.T. star last visited Y&R in September 2014 — is part of a week-long storyline that will address St. John’s passing. (On April 23, Genoa City will learn of Neil’s unexpected death , and then gather to remember him.)

Additionally, former cast
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Who Was Maria Felix? The Most Beautiful Face in Mexican Cinema

Mexican actress Maria Felix has recently been honored with one of Google’s famous Doodles dedicated to her memory. This actress has been considered to have one of the most beautiful faces in Mexican cinema history. The star passed away at the age of 88 in 2002 but would have been celebrating her 104th birthday this week, hence the Google Doodle in her honor. The actress was also known as Maria Bonita and this was because of a song that was composed for her second husband, the composer Agustin Lara. Her extensive career in the entertainment industry spanned four decades and

Who Was Maria Felix? The Most Beautiful Face in Mexican Cinema
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Can General Commander Bring Steven Seagal Back to Action Relevance?

It’s too easy to take potshots at Steven Seagal right now since he’s older, he’s heavier, and his legacy hasn’t quite cemented itself as well as one would have thought. Back in the day when the action movies were coming fast and furious and it was cool to see people beaten with an inch of their lives, limbs broken, the bad guys being flung all around, Seagal was one of the absolute best, in terms of being fun to watch. But behind the scenes he was wracking up lawsuits and Razzie’s like few others possibly could. Bringing him back to

Can General Commander Bring Steven Seagal Back to Action Relevance?
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HBO Renews ‘High Maintenance’ for Fourth Season

HBO Renews ‘High Maintenance’ for Fourth Season
Half-hour pot comedy “High Maintenance,” created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, has been renewed for a fourth season, announced HBO.

Starring Sinclair, the premium cable comedy follows him as the Guy, a nameless drug dealer in Brooklyn whose business allows viewers a look into a cross-section of New Yorkers and their stories. HBO describes the show as a “uniquely authentic portrait of New York with empathy and insight, telling amusing, surprising, sometimes moving and always poignant tales of denizens who are usually just faces on the crowded sidewalks of Brooklyn.”

Blichfeld, Sinclair and Russell Gregory executive produce the series.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Joe Sinnott

It’s kind of sad at times when you stop and think about comic books and how little some people appreciate them, calling them childish, nerdy, even something that is best left in the past. But then you think of the men and women that still make these publications possible as Joe Sinnott has done for so long and you gain a real sense of appreciation for their work and the effort they’ve put into it for so long. For a lot of people a comic book is a lot of bright color and possibly a compelling story that the reader

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Joe Sinnott
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David Simon Rips Hollywood Agencies Over Packaging: ‘It Is Theft. It Is Fraud’

David Simon Rips Hollywood Agencies Over Packaging: ‘It Is Theft. It Is Fraud’
David Simon is urging the Writers Guild of America to file a lawsuit against the four biggest Hollywood talent agencies and the Association of Talent Agents over the practice of packaging.

“I’m for filing a civil suit against the Ata and the Big Four for an overt and organized breach of fiduciary duty in which they have effectively pretended to represent clients while taking bribes from studios to keep those clients’ salaries and benefits lowered across the board,” he said in a lengthy blog post.

“Looking not merely at civil law, but at the federal statutes against extortion and bribery,
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‘Shrill’: Can This ‘Revolutionary’ Fat-Positive Comedy Inspire Industry-Wide Change?

‘Shrill’: Can This ‘Revolutionary’ Fat-Positive Comedy Inspire Industry-Wide Change?
Like the Lindy West memoir that inspired it, Hulu’s “Shrill” tackles abortion, Internet trolling, love, and being fat. It’s a perspective that executive producer Elizabeth Banks describes as “revolutionary” — especially after she was left nonplussed when a female journalist at the Television Critics Association winter press tour asked: “You’ve been gorgeous your whole life. What did you understand about this material?”

Banks answered the question by simply saying the Aidy Bryant comedy is “something that everyone can relate to.” But afterward, she told IndieWire, “We left the panel, and we thought, ‘We have to make a hundred more of these shows, so that this just gets normal. … Lindy’s book points out that if you put a character like this on television, and make her a role model, that will be revolutionary.”

Added West, “There’s this great lie that if you spend all your money and
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Mad Men's John Slattery Nabs Lead Role in Fox's A.I. Drama Pilot neXT

TV’s erstwhile Roger Sterling is eyeing a full-time return to the small screen: Mad Men vet John Slattery is set to star in Fox’s sci-fi drama pilot neXT, our sister site Deadline reports.

Written by Manny Coto (24, Dexter), neXT centers on a brilliant but paranoid former tech CEO (Slattery) who joins a Homeland Cybersecurity agent and her team to stop the world’s first artificial intelligence crisis: the emergence of a rogue AI with the ability to continuously improve itself. According to the official description, the potential series serves as a “layered examination of how technology is invading
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Acm Awards Add Brandi Carlile, Kelly Clarkson, Dan + Shay to Performance Lineup

Acm Awards Add Brandi Carlile, Kelly Clarkson, Dan + Shay to Performance Lineup
Brooks & Dunn had a hit once called “Put a Girl In It,” and that’s just what the Academy of Country Music Awards have done, adding Kelly Clarkson, Brandi Carlile and Ashley McBryde to the lineup of performers for the April 7 telecast on CBS.

While they’re at it, they also added Brooks & Dunn, who have to count this as the lesser of their announcements in the last 48 hours, as they were just named as inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame on Monday.

Other country heavy hitters being added to the ACMs’ performance slate are Luke Combs, Eric Church,
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Avan Jogia and Kelli Berglund Read High Ideas from Reddit

In Starz's new coming-of-age comedy Now Apocalypse, Avan Jogia stars as Ulysses, an aimless millennial just trying to figure out his life in Los Angeles -- and, oh yeah, maybe save the world from an alien invasion. When Uly begins having weird premonitions of predatory reptilians, he isn't sure if

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Penny Dreadful's Rory Kinnear Set for Showtime 'Sequel': Who He's Playing?

Penny Dreadful's Rory Kinnear Set for Showtime 'Sequel': Who He's Playing?
Penny Dreadful‘s very own Rory Kinnear has joined Showtime’s “spiritual descendant” of the original series — though this time the English actor will be no Creature feature.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels — which hails from Penny Dreadful creator John Logan — will be set in 1938 Los Angeles, “a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension.” When a grisly murder shocks the city, Det. Tiago Vega (played by Fear the Walking Dead‘s Daniel Zovatto) becomes embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles.

Kinnear will fill the series regular role of Dr.
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