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Penny Dreadful: Rory Kinnear Joins City of Angels Sequel Series

Penny Dreadful: Rory Kinnear Joins City of Angels Sequel Series
A familiar face is returning to Showtime. The network just announced Penny Dreadful star Rory Kinnear has joined the upcoming sequel TV show, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.

The spinoff "opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension." The cast includes Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Adriana Barraza, Jessica Garza, Johnathan Nieves, and Nathan Lane.

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Sliders: John Rhys-Davies and Jerry O’Connell in Talks About a Series Revival

Sliders: John Rhys-Davies and Jerry O’Connell in Talks About a Series Revival
Do you remember Sliders making a comeback? According to FlickeringMyth, stars John Rhys-Davies and Jerry O'Connell are in talks to revive the Fox TV show.

The sci-fi series followed a group of "sliders," who travel between parallel universes and learn about alternate versions of Earth. The cast included Rhys-Davies, O'Connell, Cleavant Derricks, and Sabrina Lloyds. The show ran on from 1995 to 1997 and on from 1999 to 2000.

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"Angel" Reunion: David Boreanaz Teases 'Something Is In the Works'

It's hard to believe it, but it's been almost 20 years since The WB's Angel first debuted.

Time flies, right?

The show's leading man who played the titular vampire drama, David Boreanaz, stopped by The Talk on Tuesday and dropped quite the bombshell:

A reunion could be in the works!

“We’re coming up on our 20 years,” the actor noted, adding: “That’s amazing to have been blessed with a show like that. That’s really where I started my gig in this acting world."

"I love that character," he continued, before he went on to reveal the goodies.

"So I will say there may be something coming up," he teased.
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Anya Taylor-Joy to Star on Netflix Limited Series "The Queen’s Gambit" From "Godless" Creator Scott Frank

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Anya Taylor-Joy to Star on Netflix Limited Series
Netflix has ordered “The Queen’s Gambit,” a limited series about “an orphan chess prodigy” who struggles with addiction, from “Godless” creator and “Logan” screenwriter Scott Frank, TheWrap has learned. “Split” star Anya Taylor-Joy will lead the cast, playing said “orphan chess prodigy.”

Here’s the official logline for the six-episode show, which is based on the Walter Tevis novel of the same name: “Chronicling the life of an orphan chess prodigy, the story – set during the Cold War era – follows Beth Harmon 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.”

Academy Award-nominee Frank will serve as writer, director and executive producer on “The Queen’s Gambit,” with William Horberg (“The Talented Mr. Ripley”) also executive producing and Allan Scott acting as co-writer and executive producer.
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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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HBO Renews ‘High Maintenance’ for Fourth Season

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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. Willy Friedman, Gwen Bialic and Emi Irikawa are producers.

The show initially kicked off as a low-budget web series on Vimeo seven years ago, airing six seasons online before making the leap to HBO’s premium platform.

In a review of the first season of “High Maintenance,” Variety critic Sonia
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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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Ryan Phillippe to Lead CBS Pilot ‘Alive’

Ryan Phillippe to Lead CBS Pilot ‘Alive’
Ryan Phillippe has been cast in the lead role in the upcoming CBS pilot, “Alive,” Variety has learned. The project was formerly called “Frankenstein.”

The “Cruel Intentions” star will play Mark Escher, a San Francisco police investigator who was presumed dead after an attack and destructive fire at his home. Six months later, he shockingly reappears and is reunited with his wife, Elizabeth. But something has changed. A shadow has fallen across his sunny disposition, and he’s haunted by visions of the case he was working on when he died. He and Elizabeth will seek answers about who shot and abducted him,
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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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TV Review: ‘Hanna’

TV Review: ‘Hanna’
The 2011 film “Hanna” was a delicious surprise. Directed by prestige moviemaker Joe Wright, “Hanna” played like an artist’s frantic attempt to cram in all the wild impulses he wasn’t allowed elsewhere, while retaining a certain fundamental elegance. Saoirse Ronan played a teen trained from childhood to be a killing machine for reasons that never quite become clear. Engaged in cat-and-mouse warfare with Cate Blanchett’s compulsive CIA officer, Ronan’s Hanna sprinted through dazzlingly constructed frames as a propulsive techno score (composed by the Chemical Brothers) blared — and the movie never lost its balance or its control.

That filmic achievement,
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General Hospital Spoilers: Carly’s Concern Grows

General Hospital fans are not sure what is going on with Dante. He is a mess, and we think that he is in a bad place. We think he’s been brainwashed, but maybe he has not been. Maybe he is in trouble, he knows it, and he is doing anything he can to fight for his life and get himself home to be with his friends and family. We aren’t sure, but he did have a gun to his father’s head, and he did shoot. We think, and we could be wrong, though, that he was not aiming to kill.

General Hospital Spoilers: Carly’s Concern Grows
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Andy Cohen to Receive Vito Russo Award at GLAAD Media Awards

Andy Cohen to Receive Vito Russo Award at GLAAD Media Awards
Mazel, Andy Cohen!

Bravo’s late-night talk show host is set to receive the Vito Russo Award at the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards on May 4 in New York City.

Sarah Jessica Parker will present him with the award, which is named in honor of GLAAD founder Vito Russo. The annual award goes to openly Lgbtq media personalities who have promoted further acceptance of their community. Previous honorees include Anderson Cooper, Ricky Martin, Cynthia Nixon, Rosie O’Donnell, Tom Ford and Billy Porter.

Cohen became the first openly gay host of a late-night talk show with the premiere of Bravo
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Netflix Shuffles Episode Orders, Denies Basing It on Your Sexual Identity

Netflix is denying accusations that the order in which its new animated anthology, Love, Death & Robots, is presented is based on each viewer’s sexual orientation.

The curious issue came to light when Out in Tech cofounder/Lgbtq+ tech advocate Lukas Thoms suggested on Twitter that Love, Death & Robots changes up the episode order “based on whether Netflix thinks you’re gay or straight.” Thoms shared side-by-side screen grabs of playlists that open with the official first episode, “Sonnie’s Edge” (in which the titular lesbian hero braves an underground world of “beastie” fights), or, as he put it, one
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Bob Iger: ‘Challenging Work of Uniting Our Businesses’ Lies Ahead for Disney

Bob Iger: ‘Challenging Work of Uniting Our Businesses’ Lies Ahead for Disney
Bob Iger marked the historic occasion of Disney’s purchase of 21st Century Fox with a lengthy memo to staffers that was candid about the challenges of the massive integration of people and cultures that lies ahead for the media giant.

“I wish I could tell you that the hardest part is behind us, that closing the deal was the finish line rather than just the next milestone,” Iger wrote in the note titled “A Historic Day for Our Company,” sent to staffers shortly before 10 p.m. Pt on Tuesday, less than an hour after the $71.3 billion transaction formally closed.
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Why Mark Cuban Invested $80,000 in The Shower Toga on Shark Tank

There are a lot of ideas that come across the judges panel on Shark Tank and there are some real doozies that you can’t help but shake your head at. More than is one invention that convinced Mark Cuban to invest $80,000 into it, the Shower Toga. He’s not alone in his investment as judge Webb was convinced to go in on it with him as well. Judge O’Leary was a bit harder to convince since he continued to press the idea that the Shower Toga, which has apparently racked up $80,000 in sales and has been shown interest by

Why Mark Cuban Invested $80,000 in The Shower Toga on Shark Tank
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Hanna Review: Amazon Serves Up Another Flashy But Hollow Drama

Does Amazon have a drama series problem? I’m beginning to think it might, after watching the first three episodes of Hanna (debuting Friday, March 29), a competently made thriller that fails to strike any kind of emotional chord. It has plenty of car chases, gunfire and fistfights, to be sure, but precious little character development or storytelling depth. And unfortunately, that’s starting to become a pattern for the streamer — one that’s holding it back from truly competing with Netflix and Hulu.

A reworking of the 2011 film starring Saoirse Ronan, Hanna stars Joel Kinnaman (The Killing, House of Cards) as Erik,
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Jane the Virgin Boss Previews Michael's Return: 'It Affects the Whole Season'

It's been almost one year since Jane the Virgin delivered an emotional punch to the gut in one of the biggest jaw-dropping, heart-stopping reveals in TV history: Jane's (Gina Rodriguez) husband Michael (Brett Dier), who we thought died halfway through Season 3, was revealed to be alive at the end of

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Starz's Vida Is Plenty Sexy — But Every Graphic Moment Counts

Vida, Starz's half-hour dramedy about estranged sisters who return to East L.A. following the death of their mother, is many things. It's a show about family. It's a show about differing experiences within the Latinx community. It's a show about generational bias. It's a show about gentrification,

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