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‘Lethal Weapon’ Star Clayne Crawford Apologizes for Bad On-Set Behavior: ‘I Hope They Will Stick With Me’

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‘Lethal Weapon’ Star Clayne Crawford Apologizes for Bad On-Set Behavior: ‘I Hope They Will Stick With Me’
Lethal Weapon” star Clayne Crawford has apologized for two on-set incidents, which led to recent reports saying the Fox drama was on the verge of cancellation due to his behavior.

“As you can imagine, yesterday’s headlines were incredibly distressing,” the actor wrote in a statement on Instagram. “It is true that I have been reprimanded twice during the past two seasons of ‘Lethal Weapon.'”

The statement goes on to outline the two incidents that led to him being disciplined, both stemming from the working conditions on set. One was a confrontation with a guest director and assistant director earlier in the season, and the other came during the filming of an episode Crawford directed, when an actor was hit by a piece of shrapnel from a stunt.
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Netflix ‘Lost in Space’ Reboot Draws 6.3 Million Viewers in First 3 Days, Nielsen Says

Netflix ‘Lost in Space’ Reboot Draws 6.3 Million Viewers in First 3 Days, Nielsen Says
Lost in Space,” one of Netflix’s newest high-profile original series, drew 6.3 million U.S. viewers within the first three days of its release earlier this month, according to Nielsen.

In addition, in the first 72 hours of release (April 13-15) of all 10 epsiodes, “Lost in Space” viewers on average watched the show for 2.5 hours, per Nielsen. The media-measurement firm found the series was heavily binged — with almost 1.2 million people having watched the series’ final episode within those three days.

By comparison, the “Stranger Things” season 2 premiere episode average 15.8 million viewers from Oct. 27-29, while 11 million U.S. viewers who watched
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Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: Netflix Announces Follow Up Series; Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis Return

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: Netflix Announces Follow Up Series; Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis Return
Netflix is heading to San Francisco. Today, the streaming service announced they've ordered a follow-up series to Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City. Based on the novels of Maupin, the original 1993 miniseries followed a group of people living in San Francisco during the 1970s and '80s. The cast included Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Barbara Garrick, Thomas Gibson, and Billy Campbell. The series spawned two sequels, More Tales of the City (1998) and Further Tales of the City (2001).
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'The Path' Canceled at Hulu After 3 Seasons

'The Path' Canceled at Hulu After 3 Seasons
It's the end of the road for Hulu's The Path.

The streamer has opted to cancel the Jason Katims-produced drama after three seasons and 36 episodes.

"While it's sad that The Path is ending, I'm brimming with gratitude and pride," creator Jessica Goldberg said in a statement. "It was a gift to be able to tell challenging and emotional stories for three seasons in this very strange and unique world. The caliber of talent and passion everyone who worked on this show brought — from my partners Jason Katims and Michelle Lee, the execs at Hulu, the writers, actors, directors, designers and crew...
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MTV Greenlights Four New Series to Build on ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ Success (Exclusive)

MTV Greenlights Four New Series to Build on ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ Success (Exclusive)
MTV is aggressively building out its Thursday night original series lineup in an effort to capitalize on the success of “Jersey Shore Family Vacation.”

MTV has ordered four unscripted series as it looks to stack the night with “Jersey Shore” compatible unscripted series. Two of the four shows are set well outside of New York and L.A. — Decatur, Ind. and Pike County, KY — in a bid to add more cultural diversity to the slate at a moment when Middle America is a hot demo for TV.

“What’s happening in the middle of the country is so different than
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Sense8: Netflix Series Finale Coming in June; Why Was the Show Cancelled?

Sense8: Netflix Series Finale Coming in June; Why Was the Show Cancelled?
The Sense8 TV show was cancelled by Netflix after two seasons, on the heels of a brutal cliffhanger. The streaming service isn't totally heartless, though. They're bringing it back for a two-hour special, which will hopefully provide the audience with some closure. Now, we can report the Sense8 TV series finale will premiere on Netflix on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 3:01 AM ET / 12:01 AM PT.
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'Jack Ryan,' Starring John Krasinski, Scores Early Season 2 Renewal at Amazon

'Jack Ryan,' Starring John Krasinski, Scores Early Season 2 Renewal at Amazon
Amazon Studios is taking advantage of the buzz around A Quiet Place star John Krasinski.

Months ahead of its series debut, the streamer and retail giant has handed out an early second season renewal for Krasinski-fronted series Jack Ryan.

Not set to premiere until Aug. 31, the eight-episode drama is based on Tom Clancy's popular CIA books. Krasinski stars as the titular character in the drama that follows Ryan as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.

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TV Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Nearly Ties ‘The Voice’ as NBC Show Dips

TV Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Nearly Ties ‘The Voice’ as NBC Show Dips
American Idol” came close to tying “The Voice” for the first time this season in the Monday overnight ratings.

American Idol” drew a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 7.6 million viewers, up slightly in both measures from last Monday. “The Voice,” meanwhile, slipped to a 1.5 and 8.3 million viewers. That is the NBC show’s lowest numbers this season thus far.

After “Idol” on ABC, “The Crossing” was even.

After “The Voice,” “Good Girls” was also even.

CBS aired only repeats until the third “Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special.” The special drew a 0.8 and 3.8 million viewers, up slightly in the
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Sony Crackle to Develop Sci-Fi Series Based on ‘Heart of Darkness’ (Exclusive)

Sony Crackle to Develop Sci-Fi Series Based on ‘Heart of Darkness’ (Exclusive)
Sony’s Crackle is developing a series reimagining of the Joseph Conrad novel “Heart of Darkness,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The project is set in the future where Earth is a distant memory. It is described as an exploration of what it means to be human on a space odyssey where the survival of the human race hangs in the balance and will explore themes of race, immigration, and colonization much like the book.

Heart of Darkness” has been adapted in various forms over the years. Perhaps most famously, it served as the inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 Academy
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‘SNL’ Star Aidy Bryant to Star in Hulu Comedy From Lorne Michaels, Elizabeth Banks

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‘SNL’ Star Aidy Bryant to Star in Hulu Comedy From Lorne Michaels, Elizabeth Banks
Lorne Michaels, Elizabeth Banks and Aidy Bryant are teaming up with Hulu to adapt Lindy West’s memoir “Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman” as a comedy series, an individual with knowledge of the production tells TheWrap.

The “SNL” star is set to lead the single-camera comedy, which is currently in development.

West’s — a comedian and blogger — book is about of a fat young woman who wants to change her life, but not her body.

Also Read: Tina Fey to Host 'SNL' Season Finale

Creators West, Bryant and Ali Rushfield penned the script for the comedy, which will be produced by Andrew Singer for Michaels’ Broadway Video banner (but will be produced outside of the “SNL” boss’ home at Universal Television). Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman will also executive produce via Brownstone Productions under their deal with Warner Bros. Television.

Banks first optioned the TV rights for “Shrill” back in December 2016.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news.

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Jessica Biel’s Iron Ocean, 44 Blue Productions Partner for Animated Series ‘Going Doll’ (Exclusive)

Jessica Biel’s Iron Ocean, 44 Blue Productions Partner for Animated Series ‘Going Doll’ (Exclusive)
Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple’s Iron Ocean Productions is partnering with 44 Blue Productions on an animated series, Variety has learned exclusively.

Currently titled “Going Doll,” the series follows a cast of fame-fueled, self-absorbed caricatures of today’s “housewife culture” as they take over Los Angeles and espouse their beliefs on getting ahead, based on their fictional self-help book “Dollface: A Modern Woman’s Guide to Etiquette, Social Climbing, Celebrity and Monetizing the Marriage.”

The project is inspired by “Angie Dolls,” a series of sketches and felt dolls satirizing the bourgeois lifestyle of Australia’s suburban upper class. They
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‘Ink Master’ Renewed for Season 11 at Paramount Network

‘Ink Master’ Renewed for Season 11 at Paramount Network
Ink Master” has been renewed for an eleventh season at Paramount Network.

Season 11 of the long-running reality competition series will consist of 16 one-hour episodes and is slated to debut later this year. “Ink Master” will crown its latest winner at the Season 10 finale on April 24. In addition, “Ink Master” spinoff series “Ink Master: Angels” is currently in its second season.

“I am ecstatic to see ‘Ink Master’ reach its eleventh season as it continues to be a great ratings driver for the network,” said Chachi Senior, senior vice president of original programming for Paramount Network. . “Coming on the heels of an exciting tenth season,
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Sony Pacts with Komixx for Young Adult Content

Sony is moving into the young adult content arena, pacting with Ya specialist Komixx Entertainment on a slate of projects.

Sony Pictures Television has kids channels as well as wide selection of TV series, but this is its first foray into the Ya category. Komixx has experience in Ya, including producing a feature adaptation of Welsh teen author Beth Reekles’ “The Kissing Booth” for Netflix.

The first projects out of the Sony-Komixx deal will be “Captured,” Kelly Anne Blount’s thriller, which has proved hugely popular on the Wattpad platform, and teen spy novel series “Cherub.”

Captured” is being worked
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‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Host Claudia Winkleman To Front BBC One Celebrity Gameshow Special ‘Family Assemble’

Exclusive: Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman is getting together a slew of celebrity friends to star in a gameshow special for BBC One. I hear Winkleman is hosting Family Assemble, which the producers describe as a "gameshow like no other" for the British public broadcaster. The one-off special is produced by Hungry Bear Media, the production company led by former Talkback Thames exec Dan Baldwin, which is responsible for some of the BBC's biggest entertainment…
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About “Tiny House Hunters”

There’s a new movement in the real estate business and it comes in tiny proportions. The tiny house movement has only grown in popularity as more and more people are trading space for cozy. Tiny House Hunters, Hgtv’s premier tiny house show, has been the top source of tiny living information for majority of the public. However, many who have dealt with the Hgtv production before have spoken about what the experience of tiny house hunting is truly like. You might be surprised at what you’re about to find out, but here are five things you should definitely know about

Five Things You Didn’t Know About “Tiny House Hunters”
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Sony Pictures Television Strikes Ya Development Deal With Komixx Entertainment

Sony Pictures Television is getting into business with Komixx Entertainment, the company behind forthcoming Netflix Ya drama The Kissing Booth. The Hollywood studio has struck a multi-project deal to co-develop and co-produce projects based on IP for young-adult audiences. The deal marks Sony's first foray into Ya content and the two companies have already started working on their first two projects. They are developing a ten-part TV series based on Cherub an action…
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Hank Azaria Is Willing to Stop Voicing Apu and Hopes ‘The Simpsons’ Hires South Asian Writers

Hank Azaria Is Willing to Stop Voicing Apu and Hopes ‘The Simpsons’ Hires South Asian Writers
Who needs the Kwik-e-Mart? Hank Azaria is ready to say goodbye to Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. The actor told “The Late Late Show” host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday that he was “perfectly willing and happy to step aside, or help transition it into something new. I really hope that’s what ‘The Simpsons’ does. It not only makes sense, but it just feels like the right thing to do, to me.”

Azaria has voiced Apu since “The Simpsons” launched nearly three decades ago. But concerns over the stereotypical nature of the character have gained more attention after being the subject of the documentary “The Problem with Apu.” In that film, comedian Hari Kondabolu interviewed celebrities of South Asian descent about the negative impact that the character has had on them. Azaria has previously expressed concern that Apu might be deemed offensive or hurtful, and has said that the show will address the issue.
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How The Terminator Reboot will Differ From the Original According to James Cameron

The time of remakes in Hollywood has not yet come to pass, and this time, it’s The Terminator that’s getting the reboot. We’re both equally excited and wary about the notion of the classic’s reboot, since both recent efforts came up incredibly short. Terminator Salvation and Terminator: Genisys failed to give us the innovation that The Terminator franchise is known for. Now, creator James Cameron has come forth with a confession that might bring a slight hope to those of us who are still hoping. Cameron claims that there will be changes to the upcoming reboot, but they won’t be

How The Terminator Reboot will Differ From the Original According to James Cameron
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Constance Wu

Constance Wu might strike you as the kind of actor that has paid more than her dues on her way up and you’d be correct in your assessment. She’s never had it completely easy and has still managed to reach the position she’s in at the moment by being the strong, iron-willed woman that she is. In truth she’s an inspiration for many people to follow since she did everything on her own and her way as much as possible in order to reach her goal. That’s what it takes to get ahead in life, which is what a lot

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Constance Wu
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The Walking Dead: Lauren Cohan Confirms She'll Be Back for Season 9

The Walking Dead: Lauren Cohan Confirms She'll Be Back for Season 9
Don’t say goodbye to Maggie just yet: Lauren Cohan says she’ll return to The Walking Dead next season.

“Yes, I’m going back,” Cohan tells EW.com, adding, “There’s a lot more Maggie story to tell.” She won’t give away exactly what’s in store for her character in the upcoming Season 9, but she promises, “It’s good.”

Related The Walking Dead Ep: Season 9 Brings ‘Sophistication’ as Survivors Attempt to Realize ‘a Very Ambitious Dream’

Cohan has co-starred in AMC’s hit zombie thriller as survivor/widow Maggie since Season 2. But Cohan hasn’t officially signed on for a ninth season,
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