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Doom Patrol: Alan Tudyk Cast as Mr. Nobody!

Alan Tudyk is the latest addition to the upcoming DC Universe TV series, Doom Patrol!

According to Deadline, the actor has joined the cast of the Titans follow-up as Mr. Nobody.

The villain once went by the name Eric Morden, but he chooses the villainous way of life when he's exposed to experiments by ex-Nazis in Paraguay.

He has the power to drain the sanity from others. Yes, really.

Tudyk has had roles on the likes of The Tick, Dollhouse, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Related: Doom Patrol Casts Brendan Fraser

He joins a cast that already includes Brendan Fraser, Riley Shanahan, and Diane Guerrero.

"Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcasts: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman, and Crazy Jane. Led by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder, they’re called into action by the ultimate hero for the digital age, Cyborg," reads the official description of the series.
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‘A Dog’s Journey’ Adds China Interest With Henry Lau, Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin

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‘A Dog’s Journey’ Adds China Interest With Henry Lau, Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has begun principal photography on the sequel “A Dog’s Journey.” Tailored for the Chinese market, the film sees Henry Lau, Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, and Kathryn Prescott join Dennis Quaid in the cast.

“A Dog’s Journey” is the follow-up to 2017’s “A Dog’s Purpose,” which portrayed a single dog’s spirit incarnated through the lives of four separate canines. Both films are based on the inspirational novels by W. Bruce Cameron. The film is co-financed and co-produced by Walden Media and Alibaba Pictures with Quaid reprising his role as the owner of the dog Bailey, voiced again by Josh Gad.

“A Dog’s Purpose” was a surprise hit in China, where Alibaba was a marketing and distribution partner. China delivered $88 million of the film’s $196 million global cumulative, compared with $65 million from North America.

Gail Mancuso is directing from a screenplay by the writing teams of W.
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There's a Reason Insecure's New Heartthrob Nathan Looks So Familiar

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There's a Reason Insecure's New Heartthrob Nathan Looks So Familiar
Insecure fans let out an audible gasp when "Nathan with the face!" entered Issa and Molly's "party Lyft" during the season three premiere. Maybe it's his striking eyes or his zero-bullsh*t attitude with Issa's other passenger, but Nathan's character immediately stole our hearts. *Pauses TV, squints eyes, leans in.* Yeah, we've definitely seen him before, and we could recognize that smile a mile away.

Actor Kendrick Sampson, aka "Lyft Bae," proves to be a total sweetheart on the HBO premiere, but he's actually been winning us over on the small screen since his role as Woodchuck on Greek in 2008. Sampson also starred as Jesse on The Vampire Diaries, Dean Iverson on Fox's Gracepoint, Caleb Hapstall on How to Get Away With Murder, Robbie (with a sexy British accent) on White Famous, Nate on Relationship Status, and, of course, Dominic on The Flash. He's also had smaller roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,
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New Grey’s Anatomy Season 15 Is Bringing Back Someone Very Close To Meredith Grey

Hey "Grey's Anatomy" fans. Wow, the new season 15 reports just keep on flowing these days. We've got another brand new piece of intel to share with you guys for the upcoming season. It turns out that the producers are bringing back someone who is pretty close to Meredith. In fact, this person is family to Meredith. According to recent report from the folks over at Entertainment Weekly, They are bringing back Meredith's father Thatcher Grey. He will be played by the same actor Jeff Perry. This couldn't come at a better time for Jeff because he just recently become unemployed from the now defunct "Scandal" show. He played character Cyrus Beene in Scandal. It's currently not yet known how many season 15 episodes Thatcher will appear in, or what his storyline will entail. However, the folks over at TV Line have a theory that Thatcher could be in a very emotional
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There's a Reason Insecure's New Heartthrob Nathan Looks So Familiar

Insecure fans let out an audible gasp when "Nathan with the face!" entered Issa and Molly's "party Lyft" during the season three premiere. Maybe it's his striking eyes or his zero-bullsh*t attitude with Issa's other passenger, but Nathan's character immediately stole our hearts. *Pauses TV, squints eyes, leans in.* Yeah, we've definitely seen him before, and we could recognize that smile a mile away.

Actor Kendrick Sampson, aka "Lyft Bae," proves to be a total sweetheart on the HBO premiere, but he's actually been winning us over on the small screen since his role as Woodchuck on Greek in 2008. Sampson also starred as Jesse on The Vampire Diaries, Dean Iverson on Fox's Gracepoint, Caleb Hapstall on How to Get Away With Murder, Robbie (with a sexy British accent) on White Famous, Nate on Relationship Status, and, of course, Dominic on The Flash. He's also had smaller roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,
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‘Last Man Standing’ Unveils Recast Baxter Kids Ahead of Fox Debut

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‘Last Man Standing’ Unveils Recast Baxter Kids Ahead of Fox Debut
Last Man Standing” has found its replacement Boyd and Mandy.

Jet Jurgensmeyer and Molly McCook have joined the Tim Allen sitcom ahead of its move to Fox, the network announced on Monday. They step into the roles vacated by Molly Ephraim and Flynn Morrison when the show was axed at ABC.

Both actors have extensive guest starring experience, though this will mark the first series regular roles for each. McCook’s guest credits include “Modern Family,” “Murder In the First,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Glee.” She is also set to recur on Freeform’s “The Fosters” spinoff “Good Trouble.”

Jurgensmeyer recently appeared on NBC’s “Will & Grace” revival and has guested on shows including “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Hot in Cleveland,” “Marry Me,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Black-ish.”

Regulars returning for the Fox
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CBS chief Les Moonves accused of sexual harassment by six women in New Yorker article

Executive admits may have made women uncomfortable, stresses he understood ‘no means no’.

A New Yorker article published on Friday (July 27) in which six women claim sexual harassment by Les Moonves has prompted the CBS chairman and CEO to admit he may have made some women uncomfortable “decades ago” by making advances, but always understood “no means no” and never used his position to harm or hinder careers.

The article by Ronan Farrow, whose reporting on allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein triggered the sale of the Weinstein Company, contains allegations of improper behaviour spanning the 1980s to the early 2000s.
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CBS chief Leslie Moonves accused of sexual harassment by six women in New Yorker article

CBS chief Leslie Moonves accused of sexual harassment by six women in New Yorker article
Executive admits may have made women uncomfortable, stresses he understood ‘no means no’.

A New Yorker article published on Friday (July 27) in which six women claim sexual harassment by Leslie Moonves has prompted the CBS chairman and CEO to admit he may have made some women uncomfortable “decades ago” by making advances, but always understood “no means no” and never used his position to harm or hinder careers.

The article by Ronan Farrow, whose reporting on allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein triggered the sale of the Weinstein Company, contains allegations of improper behaviour spanning the 1980s to the early 2000s.
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‘CSI’ Co-Creator Carol Mendelsohn Leaves Sony for Universal TV

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“CSI” co-creator Carol Mendelsohn is moving to Universal Television after four years with Sony with a new overall deal.

Under the pact, Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz, an executive at Carol Mendelsohn Productions, will develop new projects for the studio.

“Writer/producers of the caliber of Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz don’t come along that often and I am proud they have chosen to call Universal Television home,” said Pearlena Igbokwe, president, Universal Television.

Also Read: 'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan Staying at Sony TV With New Three-Year Deal

Mendelsohn co-created “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” alongside Anthony Zuiker in 2000, serving as showrunner for 14 seasons. She also co-created the CBS franchise’s spinoffs, “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: New York” and the short-lived, “CSI: Cyber.” While at Sony, Mendelsohn’s company produced NBC’s “Game of Silence,” which itself was a co-production between Sony TV and Universal TV. The NBC drama only ran for one season.
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‘What They Had’ Trailer: Hilary Swank and Michael Shannon Care for an Ailing Parent in This Sundance Drama — Watch

‘What They Had’ Trailer: Hilary Swank and Michael Shannon Care for an Ailing Parent in This Sundance Drama — Watch
Michael Shannon was at a Chicago pub when he watched his “The Shape of Water” collaborators accept this year’s Best Picture Oscar, so he likely had no trouble getting into character — as a Windy City bar owner — for “What They Had.” The movie’s writer/director, Elizabeth Chomko, received a $35,000 Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy for her debut screenplay, besting more than 7,400 other applicants. Also a playwright and actress, Chomko has appeared on series like “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

What They Had” screened in the premieres section of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival (Chomko is an alum of the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Lab). Set during the Christmas season, the film casts Shannon and two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank (“Boys Don’t Cry,” “Million Dollar Baby”) as the children of a military veteran (Robert Forster) and an Alzheimer’s patient (Blythe Danner). Shannon’s Nick is the frequent caretaker of their parents,
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'CSI' Co-Creator Carol Mendelsohn Exits Sony for Universal TV Overall Deal

Carol Mendelsohn is on the move.

The CSI: Crime Scene Investigation co-creator has opted to not renew her overall deal at Sony Pictures Television and instead inked a new one with Universal Television.

Under the multiyear pact, Mendelsohn and her Carol Mendelsohn Productions executive Julie Weitz will create and develop new projects for the studio. The deal is said to be in the low eight-figure range, including overhead and salary for her executive.  

Mendelsohn's decision to not renew her overall deal at Sony TV came after the producer behind one of the most-watched shows in the world,...
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‘CSI’ Alums Launch New Shingle Boilermaker

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‘CSI’ Alums Launch New Shingle Boilermaker
Veteran “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” producers Louis Shaw Milito and Phil Conserva have launched their own indie producer, Boilermaker Entertainment, which will work across scripted and unscripted TV, and feature films.

The newly-created shingle will be based in La. It has already sealed a deal with Vesuvian Media Group and will work up projects based on its books and IP.

Boilermaker said it has several big and small screen projects in the works, including a series adaptation of the forthcoming Sam Davis novel based on the true story of the African-born pirate Black Caesar. It is also working on a TV adaptation of “The Retreat,”a new thriller by bestselling British author Mark Edwards.

Milito and Conserva worked on numerous episodes of “CSI.” Milito has also directed multiple eps of other network series including “Gotham,” and “Lucifer” and Conserva’s credits include “Chicago Hope.”

“We both love storytelling and the
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‘CSI’ Creator Anthony E. Zuiker Book Venture Pens Deal With Simon & Schuster

‘CSI’ Creator Anthony E. Zuiker Book Venture Pens Deal With Simon & Schuster
Zuiker Press, a new publishing enterprise founded by CSI franchise creator Anthony E. Zuiker and wife Michelle Zuiker, has signed a distribution deal with Simon & Schuster, the Zuikers said today.

Zuiker Press, described as an “issue-based” graphic novel literary house dedicated to championing the voices of young authors, will publish its first two titles this November. In all, eight titles are in production, with two planned for each of the spring and fall seasons through spring 2021.

Simon & Schuster will handle distribution for Zuiker Press titles. Anthony Zuiker will serve as Zuiker Press’ co-founder, publisher, and creative director, while Michelle Zuiker is co-founder and chief content officer.

Up first are Mend: A Story of Divorce and Click: A Story of Cyberbullying. Mend, written by Sophia Recca with illustrations by Garry Leach, chronicles an 11-year-old girl’s heartbreak when her parents unexpectedly announced their divorce. Click, by Alexandra Philips with illustrations by Leach,
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Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (‘The Chi’): Why he was ‘terrified’ of playing a man from the South Side of Chicago [Exclusive Video Interview]

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (‘The Chi’): Why he was ‘terrified’ of playing a man from the South Side of Chicago [Exclusive Video Interview]
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine was initially “terrified” of “The Chi” because “it wasn’t a world I was familiar with, so I wasn’t sure that I could actually portray it.” The son of immigrants, Mwine knew nothing about the South Side of Chicago in which the Lena Waithe-created series is set. “We have issues of authenticity,” he explains, “which has been a big debate about who has the right to tell what story.” So when he auditioned for the Showtime ensemble drama, he “was actually scared.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Mwine above.

See Yolonda Ross (‘The Chi’) on the Lena Waithe series and the reputation of her hometown: ‘Chicago has gotten a bad rap’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Mwine plays Ronnie, an unemployed man living with his grandmother (Ladonna Tittle) and desperately in love with Tracy (Tai Davis), who doesn’t share his feelings. When Tracy’s son is murdered
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Caitlin Carmichael Scores Lead In BYUtv’s ‘Dwight In Shining Armor’

Caitlin Carmichael Scores Lead In BYUtv’s ‘Dwight In Shining Armor’
Actress Caitlin Carmichael has landed the female lead in the new series Dwight in Shining Armor, set for the BYUtv network.

The series is a contemporary fish out of water original scripted comedy with Carmichael as “Gretta,” a young warrior princess who has been sleeping for a thousand years and wakes up in the 21st century with no understanding of the world around her.

Carmichael was recently seen in a recurring role on Fox’s The Mick, and next up plays a young Olivia Wilde in the Amazon film Life Itself, which will be released in September. She has also appeared on Young Sheldon and in the film Wheelman.

She is repped by Paradigm, Link Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

Dwight In Shining Armor will premiere in 2019. Sloane Morgan Siegel (Amazon Studio’s Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street) and Joel McCrary (The Princess Diaries 1 & 2) star in
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‘The Boys’: Elisabeth Shue To Co-Star In Amazon Superhero Series

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Exclusive: Former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Elisabeth Shue is set as a series regular in Amazon’s straight-to-series drama The Boys, from Supernatural creator and Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke, Preacher‘s Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen and Sony Pictures TV.

Written by Kripke based on the comic book by Garth Ennis (Preacher) & Darick Robertson and directed by Goldberg & Rogen, The Boys is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame. It revolves around a group of vigilantes known informally as “the boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.

Shue will play Madelyn Stillwell. Corporate and formidable Madelyn is the Vice President of Hero Management for Vought, in charge of the public persona as well as the assignments of the Superheroes. Madelyn is a tough negotiator who rides roughshod over public relations dilemmas,
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Produced By Conference Adds Stephanie Allain, Paul Feig & Others As Speakers

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Produced By Conference Adds Stephanie Allain, Paul Feig & Others As Speakers
The Producers Guild of America unveiled a new wave of participants for its 10th annual Produced By Conference next month. Among those added to the lineup are Dear White People producer Stephanie Allain, Bridesmaids director-producer Paul Feig, Fast and the Furious producer Neal H. Moritz along with Ian Bryce, Donald DeLine, Tracey Edmonds, Lucy Fisher, Lynette Howell Taylor, James F. Lopez, Chris Moore, Ronald D. Moore, Mary Parent, Stacy Rukeyser, Doug Wick and more.

The event is set for June 9-10 at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

In addition to a roster of speakers, the event will include Mentor Roundtables on June 9 which allow attendees a chance to ask questions about their own projects in development and learn in a more personalized, intimate setting with real one-on-one feedback (side note: no pitching allowed in these roundtables). The event will also feature the second annual “Producers Mashup” on June 10. The session
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‘CSI’ Actor Robert David Hall Lists Mid-Century Home in Mountains Above Sherman Oaks (Exclusive)

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‘CSI’ Actor Robert David Hall Lists Mid-Century Home in Mountains Above Sherman Oaks (Exclusive)
Actor Robert David Hall, best known for his portrayal of cool as a cucumber Chief Medical Examiner Al Robbins, M.D., in more than 325 episodes of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” listed his home in the Skyview Estates neighborhood high above Sherman Oaks, Calif., at $2.395 million. Hall, an accomplished musician and former radio DJ who had both of his legs amputated after a catastrophic, 1978 car accident, purchased mid-century ranch-style residence in late 2006 for $1.84 million. Originally designed by prolific L.A. architecture firm Ayers & Feige and built in the middle 1960s, the custom-renovated single-story residence backs up to a protected lands with three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 3,614-square-feet. The property is represented by Henry & Mia Capanna of Coldwell Banker.

Opaque glass double-front doors set into a deep porch open directly into a notably roomy “Great Room” that features oak floorboards stained a lustrous shade of milk chocolate and huge windows and glass
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This Westworld Actor Was on True Blood, and It's All Coming Back to Us Now

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Westworld's Peter Abernathy may be one of the park's most intriguing hosts at the moment. We met Dolores's father in season one, but there's plenty we still don't know about him. Luckily for us, there are no secrets about the actor who plays him. Here's everything you need to know about veteran actor Louis Herthum.

The Louisiana native has been acting for more than 25 years, breaking onto the scene in 1991 as a regular on the hit show Murder, She Wrote, where he played Deputy Andy Broom.

Following his stint on Murder, She Wrote, Herthum continued his TV work, playing bit parts throughout the '90s. In 2012, he was cast as werewolf pack leader Jd in HBO's True Blood (below). He also appeared on True Detective, making Westworld his third collaboration with HBO.

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Westworld isn't even his first foray into the Wild West; he played Omar on Longmire,
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Pamela Gidley Dies: ‘Twin Peaks’ Actress Was 52

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Pamela Gidley Dies: ‘Twin Peaks’ Actress Was 52
Pamela Gidley, known for her role in David Lynch’s film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, died earlier this month at her home in New Hampshire. She was 52.

Gidley’s death was announced by her family Sunday in an obituary. She died April 16 “peacefully in her home” in Seabrook. The cause of death was not immediately clear.

Gidley began her career as a model in New York City, later segueing to acting. Her debut role came in the 1986 film Thrashin’ alongside Josh Brolin and Sherilyn Fenn. Brolin paid tribute to Gidley in an Instagram post below.

She went on to appear in several other films in the 1980s including Dudes, Permanent Record, The Blue Iguana and the cult sci-fi classic Cherry 2000. In 1992 she landed the role of Teresa Banks in David Lynch’s psychological thriller Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, which served as a prequel to the Twin Peaks TV series.
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