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Alex Kurtzman Sets Five-Year CBS TV Studios Pact, Will Oversee Expanded ‘Star Trek’ Universe

CBS Television Studios is going all in on “Star Trek.”

Variety has learned that the studio behind “Star Trek: Discovery” has signed Alex Kurtzman to a new five-year overall deal that will see him supervise the expansion of CBS’ “Star Trek” franchise for television, developing new series, mini-series and other content opportunities, including animation.

To that end, sources say there are currently multiple shows set within the “Star Trek” universe already in development.

The potential new shows are said to include:

A series set at Starfleet Academy from creators Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz. The duo currently serve as co-showrunners
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'Cloak & Dagger' Aren't Dating (Yet), but the Freeform Show Is Still Marvel-ous

The latest stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have serious chemistry, so naturally, fans wanna know if the main characters of Cloak & Dagger are dating! For now, unfortunately, the answer is no — especially because Tandy aka Dagger already has a boyfriend on the show. But this is a Freeform series we're talking about here, so we fully expect romantic sparks to fly at some point. And in the meantime, the show is hooking us with its engaging plot and its captivating cast! "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger is a coming-of-age series based on the beloved comic book characters," Freeform explains. "Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson come from starkly different backgrounds, each growing up with a secret they never dared share with another soul. "Tandy, for example, is a teen who grew up in privilege until a storm destroyed her family and upended her whole existence. Then her life is
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10 Things We Learned at Atx: ‘The Americans,’ ‘Castle Rock,’ ‘Love Is___,’ ‘Trial & Error’

The seventh annual Atx Television Festival, held in Austin, Texas this June, premiered new series (HBO’s “Sharp Objects”) and seasons (“NBC’s “Trial & Error”) and held in-depth conversations with creatives and executives in the television business that ranged from pitching series to dealing with the #MeToo movement on-screen.

Variety was on the ground at the festival to cover the news and events. Here, we break down 10 key takeaways.

Love Is___’ … complicated

Salim Akil was not behind Mara Brock Akil’s plan to create a drama based on their real life relationship. “But as her friend, I couldn’t
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17 Most Embarrassing Celebrity Mug Shots, From Heather Locklear to Robert Downey Jr (Photos)

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17 Most Embarrassing Celebrity Mug Shots, From Heather Locklear to Robert Downey Jr (Photos)
Jane Fonda

The city was Cleveland, Ohio, the year was 1970, and Fonda was fresh off filming “Klute.” Customs officers at the airport confiscated her vitamins and arrested her for drug smuggling. The actress was released on bond, and months later, after the pills had been tested, officials admitted they were indeed only vitamins.

David Bowie

Bowie was arrested in Rochester, New York, in 1976 for pot possession after a concert. He was arrested alongside Iggy Pop and two other co-defendants.

Shia LeBeouf

Back in 2015, LeBeouf was arrested on an intoxication charge in Austin, Texas. He was released on bail. It’s not the only time the actor has been arrested; he was arrested in January in New York during a rally against Donald Trump.

Lindsay Lohan

Everyone’s favorite “Mean Girl” has spent many nights in jail. This mug shot was taken when she was booked into the Lynnwood Correctional Facility
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'Bone in the Throat' Director Graham Henman Remembers Anthony Bourdain

Director, producer and writer Graham Henman spent the early 1990s hanging out in the kitchen after hours with Anthony Bourdain, whom he met by eating at Les Halles — Bourdain's New York City restaurant — with friends.

Two decades later, Henman adapted Bourdain’s 1995 novel, Bone in the Throat, into the 2015 film of the same name (starring Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick and The Crown's Vanessa Kirby). Bourdain served as an executive producer. "He was totally supportive and encouraging,” Henman tells The Hollywood Reporter of their experience working together.

He met the late culinary icon ...
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The Bold Type's New Boss on Season 2 Changes, Kat's Sexuality and #MeToo

Incoming The Bold Type showrunner Amanda Lasher doesn’t want to change what made the Freeform drama so special in its first year — but she does want to go deeper in Season 2 (premiering with two episodes on Tuesday at 8/7c).

“I came on as a fan of the show,” the Gossip Girl and Sweet/Vicious vet tells TVLine. “I enjoyed the way the girls supported each other, the way they found a balance to tackle social issues, but also do it in a way that was fun… I loved Jacqueline as this mentor who’s really aspirational and positive.”

As the series’ new boss,
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Tika Sumpter joins the Sonic the Hedgehog movie as female lead

Following the news last week that James Marsden (Westworld) has signed on to appear in the upcoming live-action/CG hybrid Sonic the Hedgehog movie, THR is reporting that Tika Sumpter has been cast as the film’s female lead.

As with Marsden, there’s no word yet as to which character Sumpter will be portraying.

Sonic the Hedgehog is being directed by first time feature filmmaker Jeff Fowler, director of the 2005 Oscar-nominated short Gopher Broke, with Tim Miller (Deadpool) and Neil H. Moritz (Fast and Furious) producing and Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) writing a script originally penned by Patrick Casey and Josh Miller (Transylmania).

Sumpter will soon be seen alongside Robert Redford in The Old Man and the Gun and opposite Tiffany Haddish in Tyler Perry’s comedy drama The List. Sonic the Hedgehog meanwhile is slated for release on November 28th 2019.

The post Tika Sumpter joins the Sonic the Hedgehog
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Shay Mitchell Has a Pretty Little Hookup for Kylie Jenner Lip Kits — and Tbh, We're Jealous (Exclusive)

What do Shay Mitchell and Kylie Jenner have in common? Both beauties share makeup artist Ariel Tejada, which means the Pretty Little Liars star has direct access to the uber popular lip kits before everyone else. Are you jealous yet? "Yes, I do," Shay told Life & Style exclusively about her envy-inducing lip kit hookup. "It's funny. I just ran out of her first palette eyeshadow, and [Ariel] sent her a photo, and said, 'Shay's literally used these to the bare minimum.' And so she sent me the exact same palette, which was awesome. So, thank you Kylie." As for her favorite in the collection, Shay didn't hesitate to name the Kourt collection. "It's like a reddish-orange," she added, forgetting the name of her go-to shade. "I love that one." A post shared by Shay Mitchell (@shaymitchell) on Apr 28, 2018 at 11:44am Pdt Shay might not star on the Freeform show any longer,
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TVLine Items: Billy Eichner's FX 'Toon, Real World Revival and More

TVLine Items: Billy Eichner's FX 'Toon, Real World Revival and More
Billy Eichner is reuniting with his former Street gang for a new animated series at FX.

The artist formerly known as Billy on the Street is developing Time Travelin’ Jerk, our sister site Deadline reports. The potential series is described as Back to the Future meets Groundhog Day, and would chronicle the story of Ashley, a millennial who gets stuck time traveling — and hates every minute of it. Eichner would voice male lead Parker, an “awkwardly sweet” accountant who joins Ashley on her time-hopping adventures.

Eichner is credited as a co-creator on the project, which he will executive-produce alongside former
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‘The Bold Type’ Boss Talks Expanding the World in Season 2 and ‘Moving on From #MeToo’

When Freeform renewed “The Bold Type” in October of last year, a new showrunner was brought onboard the women’s magazine-set drama: Amanda Lasher comes with a list of credits that include “Gossip Girl,” “Togetherness” and most recently “Sweet/Vicious.” But one title she also says is key is fan of the first season of the show.

“A lot of people found the show and really responded to it, myself included,” Lasher tells Variety about the first season. To that end, she “very much wanted to continue the thread” of the show, rather than come in with a lot of changes.
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17 TV Reboots That Should Have Been Booted (Photos)

17 TV Reboots That Should Have Been Booted (Photos)
With reboots of “Charmed” and “Magnum Pi” on the way, TheWrap looks at TV revivals that never should’ve happened

“Charlie’s Angels”

“Charlie’s Angels” perfectly captured the goofiness of the ’70s, but it felt painfully out of date in 2011. Critics and audiences agreed: It was canceled after three episodes.


Blair Underwood has done some memorable TV work, starting with his career-making role on “L.A. Law.” But his 2013 take on the Raymond Burr crime drama was yanked from NBC’s air even faster than you can say “Lax” or “The Event.”

The Bionic Woman

A 2007 take on the “Six Million Dollar Man” spinoff, this NBC show’s original sin was casting “Battlestar Galactica” ass-kicker Katee Sackhoff as the recurring villain rather than the lead.

Knight Rider

Like so much ’80s television, the original “Knight Rider” is over-celebrated. But NBC’s 2008 version lacked even the original’s dumb charms — and David Hasselhoff.
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8 Women Who Bagged Ryan Reynolds Before Blake Lively

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8 Women Who Bagged Ryan Reynolds Before Blake Lively
For some, it's hard to remember a time when Ryan Reynolds wasn't married to (and shutting down the red carpet with) Blake Lively. But before he and the former Gossip Girl star tied the knot on a South Carolina plantation, Ryan actually had a pretty colorful dating history. From costars to '90s It girls, look through to see the women he's romanced over the years.

Related: 31 Drop-Dead Sexy Ryan Reynolds Snaps That Will Make You Feel Faint
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Fox’s ‘Dan the Weatherman’ Adds JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Jack Stanton in Recastings

The Fox comedy “Dan the Weatherman” is recasting two key roles, Variety has learned.

JoAnna Garcia Swisher is joining the project as Deborah, taking over the role played in the original pilot by Ashley Williams. Jack Stanton will play Dan Jr., the role originally played by Dashiell McGaha-Schletter. The pair will join the rest of the cast to re-shoot scenes from the pilot this summer, with the single-cam series still in contention for a midseason pickup at the broadcaster.

Williams most recently appeared as Ariel in ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” in addition to starring in fellow ABC series “Kevin Probably Saves the World.
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21 Vintage Shows on Netflix You Need to Binge Next

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With plenty of binge-watching time this year, we started thinking about all the beloved past series you can watch on Netflix. Whether you've been meaning to get around to watching (or rewatching) Breaking Bad, Gossip Girl, or Arrested Development, we've rounded up the excellent old series that you can stream in their entirety. Say goodbye to your weekend plans and hello to your remote.

Related: 12 Great High School Shows to Watch on Netflix
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21 Vintage Shows on Netflix You Need to Binge Next

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With plenty of binge-watching time this year, we started thinking about all the beloved past series you can watch on Netflix. Whether you've been meaning to get around to watching (or rewatching) Breaking Bad, Gossip Girl, or Arrested Development, we've rounded up the excellent old series that you can stream in their entirety. Say goodbye to your weekend plans and hello to your remote.

Related: 12 Great High School Shows to Watch on Netflix
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Royal Weddings in Movies, TV Shows

Royal Weddings in Movies, TV Shows
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are just hours away from tying the knot at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, with the pair's engagement announced at the end of November.

Weddings have long been a popular component of movies and TV shows. For many viewers, the only thing more romantic than a wedding is one that’s royal. While projects like The Crown and The Young Victoria feature ceremonies based on real-life courtships, other productions such as The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement and Gossip Girl have taken inspiration from the royal lifestyle to depict elaborate nuptials.

As the ...
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Elisabeth Shue joins Amazon’s superhero drama The Boys

Oscar-nominated actress Elisabeth Shue has signed on for a series regular role in The Boys, Amazon’s upcoming superhero drama from Supernatural’s Eric Kripke and Preacher’s Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

Based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic book of the same name, The Boys takes place in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and follows a group of vigilantes known as ‘The Boys’, who take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.

Shue is set to play the character of Madelyn Stillwell, whose character description reads:

“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, such as when Superhero A-Train
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 18)

1960: Eileen Fulton debuted on As the World Turns. 1979: Pat

struggled to get past his religious differences with Nancy on

Ryan's Hope. 1990: The final episode of Falcon Crest.

1994: General Hospital's Maxie received B.J.'s heart."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1960: Eileen Fulton debuted in the role of Lisa Miller on As The World Turns. She would play the iconic role for most of
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The CW Unveils 2018-19 Primetime Schedule

The CW Network presented its 2018-19 primetime schedule to advertisers, affiliates, and press today, at the New York City Center in New York City.

"It is such an exciting time at The CW. We are thriving, innovating, and now we're expanding, adding Sunday nights to our primetime lineup this fall. Starting in October, we will have 12 hours of original scripted series on our schedule - more than any other broadcast network besides CBS," said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.

Nicollette Sheridan (Alexis Carrington) has been upped to series regular when Dynasty returns for its second season in the fall.

The CW's 2018-19 Primetime Schedule


8:00-9:00 Pm Supergirl (New Night)

9:00-10:00 Pm Charmed (New Series)


8:00-9:00 Pm DC's Legends Of Tomorrow

9:00-10:00 Pm Arrow (New Night)


8:00-9:00 Pm The Flash

9:00-10:00 Pm Black Lightning


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Meet the Latest 13 Reasons Why Cast Member, Samantha Logan

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When season two of the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why drops on Friday, expect to see a lot of new faces walking the halls of Liberty High, including Nina Jones, who is rumored to be a "track star with a secret" on the show. Taking on the role of Nina is Samantha Logan, a stunning 21-year-old Boston native who is a stellar dancer and quickly becoming an in-demand actress.

No stranger to shows centered on the lives of teenagers, Logan is perhaps best recognized for her roles on The Fosters, where she played Tia Stephens, and Teen Wolf, where she appeared alongside real-life boyfriend Dylan Sprayberry in several episodes as Violet. She also starred in the short-lived ABC show 666 Park Avenue, paid her soap opera dues on General Hospital, and has also appeared in episodes of Gossip Girl, Law & Order: Svu, Melissa & Joey, and NCIS.
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