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The Only Problem With Thandie Newton's Solo Character Is That There Isn't Enough of Her

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Warning: very mild spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story below!

When we first meet Val, a smuggler, in the beginning of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Han (Alden Ehrenreich) stumbles upon her and Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) in the middle of plotting a heist - and he wants in. From there, Han, who has just unexpectedly met and joined forces with Chewie (Joonas Suotamo), travels with Beckett and Val to the snowy mountains where they're supposed to pull off an epic, midair caper. With her quick wit and sarcastic blows to her partner, Beckett, Val (played perfectly by Thandie Newton) quickly becomes one of the standout performances of the film.

Adding to our love of the character is the fact that Newton is the first black woman to play a major role in a Star Wars film, an accomplishment that she isn't taking lightly. "I
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The Only Problem With Thandie Newton's Solo Character Is That There Isn't Enough of Her

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Warning: very mild spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story below!

When we first meet Val, a smuggler, in the beginning of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Han (Alden Ehrenreich) stumbles upon her and Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) in the middle of plotting a heist - and he wants in. From there, Han, who has just unexpectedly met and joined forces with Chewie (Joonas Suotamo), travels with Beckett and Val to the snowy mountains where they're supposed to pull off an epic, midair caper. With her quick wit and sarcastic blows to her partner, Beckett, Val (played perfectly by Thandie Newton) quickly becomes one of the standout performances of the film.

Adding to our love of the character is the fact that Newton is the first black woman to play a major role in a Star Wars film, an accomplishment that she isn't taking lightly. "I
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Code Black: Season Three Ratings

In its freshman installment, the Code Black TV show earned low ratings for a CBS TV series. Instead of cancelling though, the network renewed it, with the requisite cast changes. Its numbers fell further last year, but it still wasn't cancelled, probably thanks to licensing deal concessions. Will the third season see the audience grow or further diminish, and if so, how low can it go? Will Code Black be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned. **Status update belowA CBS medical drama, Code Black stars Marcia Gay Harden, Luis Guzmán, Rob Lowe, Boris Kodjoe, Harry Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth, William Allen Young, Emily Tyra, Noah Gray-Cabey, Emily Alyn Lind, and Moon Bloodgood. The story unfolds at Angels Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles -- the busiest, most notorious ER in the country. The high patient volume dwarfs the resources available to the exceptional
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Code Black: Cancelled by CBS; No Season Four for Medical Drama Series

Angels Memorial is closing its doors. CBS has cancelled its Code Black TV show after three seasons. Creator and showrunner Michael Seitzman has already confirmed the Code Black cancellation. Although the production utilized the extraordinary measures of amputating some original series regulars (Raza Jaffrey and Bonnie Somerville) and grafting on a big name (Rob Lowe), the patient eventually succumbed to acute ratings anemia. A CBS medical drama, Code Black stars Marcia Gay Harden, Luis Guzmán, Boris Kodjoe, Harry Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth, William Allen Young, Emily Tyra, Noah Gray-Cabey, Emily Alyn Lind, Moon Bloodgood, and Lowe. The story unfolds at Angels Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles — home of the busiest, most notorious ER in the country. The high patient volume dwarfs the resources available to the exceptional staff — creating a condition known as Code Black. According to Seitzman
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John Wells’ Company Finds New Digs as Industry Sees Rapid Changes

Producer John Wells has a new outlook on the industry these days.

After more than 20 years in offices on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, John Wells Prods. recently relocated to a 10,390-square-foot building that Wells purchased in Hollywood, a stone’s throw from Paramount Pictures on Melrose Avenue.

The Jwp banner continues to be in business with Warner Bros. TV under a long-term overall deal. But Wells decided last year he wanted to change up the working environment and for the first time bring staffers toiling on the company’s TV series and movies together under one roof.

Right now,
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Here's Every Shred of Information We Have on Grey's Anatomy's Ending

Here's Every Shred of Information We Have on Grey's Anatomy's Ending
Grey's Anatomy has gone on for a long time. Like, record-shattering long. In April, fans learned that the hit show was getting renewed for a 15th season, making it the longest-running primetime drama on ABC and tying it with ER for the longest-running medical drama on television. But like all good things, Grey's Anatomy will eventually come to an end.

It looks like the ultimate series finale is inching toward us by the day, likely sometime during the next few years given recent comments made by Ellen Pompeo, the actress who plays Meredith Grey - and Pompeo certainly isn't the only person to chat about the show's ending. In the past year, Shonda Rhimes (the show's iconic creator) and Debbie Allen (the actress who portrays Catherine Avery) have also shared their thoughts about Grey's Anatomy's eventual conclusion.

Here are all of the quotes out there about our beloved medical drama's end,
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10 Jurassic Park Facts You Never Knew

10 Jurassic Park Facts You Never Knew
"Life finds a way." And so did Jurassic Park, leaping from the page to the screen with Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster, launching a franchise around prehistoric DNA. Here we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about Jurassic Park.

The ER connection.

Steven Spielberg met with Michael Crichton to discuss an entirely different project, one that eventually turned into the TV hospital drama ER, which Crichton would later create and executive produce. It was in that meeting where Spielberg turned his attention to Crichton's dinosaur tale, which the author was still writing at the time. When Hollywood got its hands on galleys for Jurassic Park in 1990, a number of high-profile directors were interested as well, including Superman director Richard Donner, Batman director Tim Burton and Terminator director James Cameron.

Harrison Ford.

During a Q&A at a 30th anniversary screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark in 2011, Harrison Ford
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Producer John Wells on Potential for ‘ER,’ ‘The West Wing,’ ‘Southland’ Reboots

Producer John Wells on Potential for ‘ER,’ ‘The West Wing,’ ‘Southland’ Reboots
Producer John Wells has been cheered by the renewed appreciation for “ER” ever since the catalog of the venerable NBC/Warner Bros. TV medical drama landed on Hulu earlier this year. He’s been floored by reports that some hardcore fans binged all 331 episodes within weeks.

But Wells has no interest in returning to the Chicago-set series that he led as showrunner and executive producer during its 1994-2009 run for his John Wells Productions banner. Despite TV’s voracious appetite for reboots and sequels, Wells explained in an interview with Variety why he doesn’t want to revisit “ER,” why
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‘Homeland’ director Lesli Linka Glatter reveals ‘what keeps us up at night’ when she talks to U.S. intelligence community [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘Homeland’ director Lesli Linka Glatter reveals ‘what keeps us up at night’ when she talks to U.S. intelligence community [Exclusive Video Interview]
How is “Homeland” able to keep its finger on the pulse of current events? Director Lesli Linka Glatter reveals that before cameras start rolling each season the creative team takes a week-long trip to Washington D.C. to meet with leaders in the intelligence community. “That’s a very sobering experience for all sorts of reasons,” she says. And that’s precisely what they’re after: creators Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon lead with the question, “What keeps you up at night?” And the unsettling stories flow from there. Watch our exclusive video interview with Glatter above.

See Benedict Cumberbatch spills secrets of ‘Patrick Melrose’ at Showtimes’ world premiere [Exclusive Video Interview]

A TV vet with an endless list of credits — including “The West Wing,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Freaks and Geeks,” and “ER” — Glatter joined the Emmy-winning Showtime espionage series in its second season and became the producing director in season three. “It’s
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Giancarlo Giannini Joins George Clooney’s ‘Catch-22’

Giancarlo Giannini Joins George Clooney’s ‘Catch-22’
Oscar-nominated Italian actor Giancarlo Giannini (“Swept Away”) has joined the cast of George Clooney’s “Catch-22” TV series, which is set to start shooting in Sardinia this week.

Giannini will play Marcello, the owner of a Rome brothel who is “weathered and once handsome but still debonair,” according to a statement issued by producers of the six-part adaptation of Joseph Heller’s anti-war classic. The series is scheduled to air in 2019 on Hulu in the U.S.

Best known for his exuberant roles in 1970s Lina Wertmüller films, Giannini has since been active in prominent Italian and international productions such
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Of All the New Characters on 13 Reasons Why, You Need to Keep an Eye on This Guy

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We are as anxious as ever to return to Liberty High School for the second season of 13 Reasons Why as we continue to watch the mystery surrounding Hannah Baker unravel. A slew of new actors have joined the show for season two, including newcomer Bryce Cass as Tyler's new friend Cyrus.

Cass has been flying under the radar lately, but he's been working in the entertainment industry for well over a decade. The actor started his career in 2006 with a small role in the film The Guardian alongside Ashton Kutcher. Not a bad first gig, right? Originally from Dallas, TX, Cass worked with acting coach Cathryn Sullivan to hone his craft. He also made an appearance on a 2007 episode of ER at the age of 10 and was a regular participant on the hilarious TV reality show Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader.

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These "Poison" and "Justice" Cloak & Dagger TV Spots Focus on The Anger of The Devine Pair

Freeform has released two new TV spots for Marvel's upcoming series Cloak & Dagger. The spots are called "Poison" and "Justice" and focus on the anger that has been building up in the two main characters through the loved ones they've lost. There's a good amount of new footage as the "Devine Pair" takes justice into their own hands as they face the corrupt Roxxon Corporation. From what I've seen, I like how these characters are being handled in the series.

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) – two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart, but their feelings
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Of All the New Characters on 13 Reasons Why, You Need to Keep an Eye on This Guy

Image Source: Netflix

We are as anxious as ever to return to Liberty High School for the second season of 13 Reasons Why as we continue to watch the mystery surrounding Hannah Baker unravel. A slew of new actors have joined the show for season two, including newcomer Bryce Cass as Tyler's new friend Cyrus.

Cass has been flying under the radar lately, but he's been working in the entertainment industry for well over a decade. The actor started his career in 2006 with a small role in the film The Guardian alongside Ashton Kutcher. Not a bad first gig, right? Originally from Dallas, TX, Cass worked with acting coach Cathryn Sullivan to hone his craft. He also made an appearance on a 2007 episode of ER at the age of 10 and was a regular participant on the hilarious TV reality show Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader.

Image Source: Getty / Michael Caulfield
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Here's Every Shred of Information We Have on Grey's Anatomy's Ending

Grey's Anatomy has gone on for a long time. Like, record-shattering long. In April, fans learned that the hit show was getting renewed for a 15th season, making it the longest-running primetime drama on ABC and tying it with ER for the longest-running medical drama on television. But like all good things, Grey's Anatomy will eventually come to an end.

It looks like the ultimate series finale is inching toward us by the day, likely sometime during the next few years given recent comments made by Ellen Pompeo, the actress who plays Meredith Grey - and Pompeo certainly isn't the only person to chat about the show's ending. In the past year, Shonda Rhimes (the show's iconic creator) and Debbie Allen (the actress who portrays Catherine Avery) have also shared their thoughts about Grey's Anatomy's eventual conclusion.

Here are all of the quotes out there about our beloved medical drama's end,
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5 Takeaways From NBCUniversal’s Upfront

NBCUniversal kicked off the broadcast week of upfronts Monday with its presentation at Radio City Music Hall. Here are the five key takeaways:

1. Facebook is worth kicking.

It didn’t take NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke long to get his first veiled dig at Facebook in during his address at the top of the show.

“Digital companies are being accused of invasion of people’s privacy, accused of false measurement,” Burke said. He didn’t call out the social-media giant by name, but he might as well have. At the other end of the Facebook-diss spectrum was a video featuring ad-sales
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Magnum, P.I. Reboot, God Friended Me Among CBS' Four New Drama Orders

Familiar names and faces are among CBS’ four new drama orders for the 2018-19 TV season.

The Eye network on Friday afternoon gave series orders to its Magnum, P.I. reboot, filmmaker Ava Duvernay’s The Red Line, God Friended Me (which is exactly as it says) and the multi-pronged legal drama The Code.

From Hawaii Five-0/MacGyver rebirther Peter M. Lenkov comes the new Magnum, P.I., which stars Jay Hernandez (Suicide Squad) and promises “an update of the classic television series” as it follows Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy Seal who, upon returning home to Hawaii from Afghanistan,
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Grey's Recap: Did April Survive?

Grey's Recap: Did April Survive?
Warning: The following contains spoilers for Thursday’s harrowing Grey’s Anatomy.

Before revealing to Levi and Taryn in Thursday’s Grey’s Anatomy that April was being rushed into the ER, Bailey warned the interns that when they found out who was on the rig, “You’re not gonna lose your minds, you’re gonna hold it together.” Unfortunately, no one gave us that instruction. So I suspect I speak for most of us viewers when I say that, as we watched this singularly upsetting hour of television, we most certainly did lose our minds and did not hold it together.
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Peak MD? NBC’s ‘New Amsterdam’ Series Order Makes 6 Medical Dramas on Broadcast TV

When it comes to intense dramas set in hospitals, is it possible to over-prescribe? Maybe, but we’re not there yet, at least judging from the upcoming television season.

There are currently five such shows airing on the Big 4 networks, and last Friday NBC announced it’s adding a new hospital wing in the 2018-2019 TV schedule, picking up the Ryan Eggold-led pilot “New Amsterdam” to series.

Per the logline, the medical drama “inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America” focuses on “the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin,” who we’re told “sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care,” won’t be “taking ‘no’ for an answer,” will “disrupt the status quo” and “stop at nothing to breathe new life” into the storied institution. Which is, by the way, “the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof.”

Also Read: Fall TV 2018: Every Broadcast Show Canceled, Renewed and Ordered So Far (Updating)

If this synopsis sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve read many of these adjectives before in descriptions of, oh, every other medical drama on broadcast television.

At this moment, NBC is also home to “Chicago Med,” ABC touts “The Good Doctor” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” Fox has “The Resident,” and CBS houses “Code Black.” That means if all of them get renewed (and most of them have been already) “New Amsterdam” will bring us to an even half dozen medical drams overall.

So why did the network feel the need to order up 10 cc’s of another medical drama Stat? Well, that’s a good question, as the Nielsen numbers for this genre are all over the place, meaning it could either become a hit, provide the network with steady mid-range ratings, or tread water each week.

Also Read: 'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Season 15 at ABC

According to the most current season averages from Nielsen, “Chicago Med” is pulling in a 2.0 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, with “Grey’s Anatomy” scoring a 3.2, “The Good Doctor” earning a 3.4, “The Resident” posting a 1.7, and “Code Black” managing a 0.7, according to Nielsen. (That last one is not based on live + seven days of delayed viewing like the others, as the CBS series just returned for its third season two weeks ago.)

That means overall, “The Good Doctor” is currently the No. 9 show on broadcast, “Grey’s Anatomy” is 11, “Chicago Med” ties for 27th, “The Resident” ties for 42nd, and “Code Black” is ties at 138th. So, it’s not a completely safe bet, but in general it is a solid return on investment for most networks, which is why they are continuing to invest in the ones they have.

“Grey’s” was recently given a 15th season (after star Ellen Pompeo was bumped to a $20 million a year salary), while freshmen series “The Good Doctor” and “The Resident” were each granted a Season 2, and “Chicago Med” was just handed a fourth. The fate of “Code Black” has yet to be decided, though it is probably on the bubble once more.

Keeping in mind the ratings and renewal status of its soon-to-be competitors, what is going to make “New Amsterdam” standout in a sea of shows set in a hospital? A speciality — something all the doc-centric shows with a good prognosis have.

Also Read: Ratings: ABC's 'The Good Doctor' Grows Viewership in Freshman Season Finale

Shondaland’s “Grey’s” gives viewers their weekly dose of relationship drama among characters they’ve grown attached to for over a decade. “The Good Doctor” has Freddie Highmore playing an autistic doctor, something new there. The Resident,” as star Matt Czuchry told TheWrap in January, could be ‘The Shield” of the genre. “Chicago Med” is a Dick Wolf show, so it’s like “Law & Order,” but for hospitals. And “Code Black” focuses on the nation’s busiest ER.

Chances are it’s that Bellevue angle that NBC thinks will drive viewers mad for “New Amsterdam.” But only time, and fall ratings, will tell.

Aside from Eggold, the drama stars Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher and Tyler Labine.

David Schulner will write and executive produce the series from Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions and Mount Moriah, with Kate Dennis directing and executive producing the pilot. Peter Horton also executive produces, with Dr. Eric Manheimer grabbing a producing credit.

Read original story Peak MD? NBC’s ‘New Amsterdam’ Series Order Makes 6 Medical Dramas on Broadcast TV At TheWrap
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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Kevin McKidd Talks Sarah Drew’s Exit: ‘Owen Hunt Is Going to Struggle’

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Kevin McKidd Talks Sarah Drew’s Exit: ‘Owen Hunt Is Going to Struggle’
Not only will “Grey’s Anatomy” star Kevin McKidd miss his co-star Sarah Drew, but his character Dr. Owen Hunt might just be a little lost without Dr. April Kepner to help run the ER at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.

“I think Owen Hunt is going to struggle. I think he doesn’t realize how good he has had his life these last few years,” he told TheWrap in a recent interview.

“You know, he’s had all these tumultuous relationship problems and stuff, partly probably because he’s only had to do half the work because April Kepner’s been there helping him run the ER,” the actor and director said. “Now, Owen is going to have to run the ER pretty much full time. So hopefully he’s gonna have less personal life drama, because he’s going to be so busy at work.”

Also Read: Ellen Pompeo Teases 'Grey's Anatomy' End: 'We're Starting to Think About' Series Finale

Because their characters worked so closely together on the show, that permeated into the actors’ real lives as well. “ spent so much time with Sarah, because we worked in the same field. I’m just gonna miss her.”

McKidd added that Drew was even shadowing him to learn more about directing when she found out that she wouldn’t be returning.

“She was shadowing me potentially to direct,” he said. “So we’re very close.”

Also Read: 'Grey's Anatomy' Star Kevin McKidd on How the Doctors Try to 'Clean Up' Harper Avery's Mess

Watch the full interview above to hear McKidd talk more about Drew, being renewed for a landmark 15th season, and how Dr. Hunt will learn how to be a foster parent.

“Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thursdays on ABC at 8 p.m. The Season 14 finale airs May 17.

Read original story ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Kevin McKidd Talks Sarah Drew’s Exit: ‘Owen Hunt Is Going to Struggle’ At TheWrap
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It Pays to Be a Conner! See How Much Money the 'Roseanne' Cast Members Have in the Bank

Love them or hate them, The Conners (and company) are worth some serious cash. Question is, just how impressive are the Roseanne cast members' net worths? From Johnny Galecki and Sara Gilbert to Roseanne Barr herself, these actors have been making audiences laugh for years — and they've been laughing all the way to the bank! Scroll down to see how much your favorite Roseanne cast members are worth! What is Roseanne Barr's net worth? (Photo Credit: Getty Images) As the matriarch of the Conner family, Roseanne has to be bringing in the big bucks, right? You bet. At 65 years old, Roseanne Barr's estimated net worth is a whopping $80 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Outside of the original and rebooted television series named after her, Roseanne has been working as an actor, comedian, author, television producer, and screenwriter, among many other roles, since the mid-80s. What is John Goodman's net worth?
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