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TVLine Items: Girlfriends' Guide Return, Y&R Vet Moves to Gh and More

Bravo’s Girlfriends are getting together for one last wine-fueled gabfest this summer.

The fifth and final season of Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce will premiere on Thursday, June 14 at 10/9c.

Press Play above for a sneak peek at the show’s swan song, in which Abby tries to blend her family with Mike’s, Barbara’s flirtation with an ex jeopardizes her future with Darrell, and Phoebe gets a surprise in the form of her estranged brother as well as an enigmatic new acquaintance. Meanwhile, Delia evaluates her relationship with Paul after taking a pregnancy test, and Jo’s romance
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Fourth Season of Channel Zero is Titled The Dream Door, Director and Cast Revealed

Following the deliciously dark fairy tale of Channel Zero: Butcher's Block, Syfy and Universal Cable Productions' horror anthology series will return later this year with a fourth season titled The Dream Door.

Directed by Evan Katz (Cheap Thrills), Channel Zero: The Dream Door is based on Charlotte Bywater's "Hidden Door" creepypasta short story. Showrunner Nick Antosca will once again executive produce and lead the writers' room in the fourth season, with Brandon Scott (who played Luke Vanczyk in Butcher's Block) starring alongside fellow cast members Maria Sten, Steven Robertson, and Steven Weber.

Channel Zero will return to Syfy later this year, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are announced. In the meantime, here's the full press release with more information:

Press Release: Universal City, CA – May 4, 2018 – Syfy and Universal Cable Productions (Ucp) today announced Channel Zero’s fourth installment will be titled Channel Zero: The Dream Door.
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A Look Back at Jane Austen's Enduring Legacy on the 200th Anniversary of Her Death

A Look Back at Jane Austen's Enduring Legacy on the 200th Anniversary of Her Death
A love of Jane Austen is a habit the world just can’t seem to kick.

This week marks the 200th anniversary of famed author (and hopeless romantic) Jane Austen’s death. The author continues to bring England’s Regency period to life (and romanticize it) to her countless fans. In a sign of her legacy’s tremendous influence, the Bank of England debuted a 10 pound note with her face on it this week.

But to call Austen lovers simply “fans” is underselling their devotion. Fanatics, perhaps, is more accurate. They join clubs for Austen lovers in droves — the Jane Austen
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Film Review: ‘The Exception’

Film Review: ‘The Exception’
The Germans may have been the bad guys in World War II, but those we meet in “The Exception” don’t fit the mold at all — which explains the title change in this historically inspired, charitably revisionist adaptation of military veteran Alan Judd’s “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” which marks a tony big-screen debut for British stage director David Leveaux. Elegant, well-acted and a good deal sexier than the material might suggest, “The Exception” pokes fun at Hitler and his lockstep followers, while presenting its German protagonists as charming pacifists who’d rather be feeding the ducks and chasing skirts than waging genocide and world domination.

Mounted in the style of such art-house crowd-pleasers as “The King’s Speech” and “The Last Station” (with which it shares stage-and-screen royalty Christopher Plummer, bookending a career that practically began in uniform as the dashing Capt. Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music
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Rafe Spall To Star In Adrian Shergold Comedy-Drama ‘Denmark’ – Cannes

Rafe Spall To Star In Adrian Shergold Comedy-Drama ‘Denmark’ – Cannes
Exclusive: Rafe Spall has been set to star in upcoming comedy-drama Denmark, directed by Adrian Shergold (Persuasion, Funny Cow). Story follows a man's decision to leave behind his dreary life and start afresh. Spall will play Herb, a down-on-his-luck Welshman with no job, horrible neighbors and even worse prospects. When he discovers that Danish convicts live a luxurious life he could only dream of, he finally feels that he has something to aspire to: a life in Denmark…
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Cinemax Renews Black Ops Action Series 'Strike Back' for a Third Season

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Cinemax Renews Black Ops Action Series 'Strike Back' for a Third Season
"Strike Back," the British/American action series that airs in the U.S. on Cinemax, will be back for a third season. The HBO-owned network announced Wednesday that the show, which follows members of a British special ops unit and has a small but dedicated following here, will return in 2013 for a new 10-episode season that will shoot in Hungary and South Africa. Production partner Sky will broadcast the show in the UK. Executive producer Andy Harries, series producer Michael Casey and head of production Marigo Kehoe will all be returning, as will director Michael Bassett (“Silent Hill: Revelation 3D”) and writers Simon Burke (“Persuasion”), James Dormer (“Mi-5”) and Richard Zajdlic (“EastEnders”). Cast announcements are being held because they may spoil upcoming episodes of the current season, which is airing right now on Cinemax. The show will also hold onto its confidential counterterrorism...
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Cinemax Signs on for ‘Strike Back’ Season 3

Cinemax has just announced that Strike Back has been renewed for a third season.

The third season will have principal photography in South Africa and Hungary.

Left Bank’s Andy Harries will return as executive producer. Also returning are series producer Michael Casey and head of production Marigo Kehoe. Sky’s Huw Kennair-Jones will executive produce.

Director Michael Bassett (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D) and writers Simon Burke (Persuasion), James Dormer (Mi-5) and Richard Zajdlic (EastEnders) are also returning.

Editor’S Pick: Strike Back Season 2 Finale Lead-in & Expectations

The current season of Strike Back will conclude on Oct. 12.
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BBC America to Develop Two New Sci-Fi Series

We are very pleased to report that BBC America, the home of “Supernatural Saturdays” and therefore the home of such fantastic series as The Fades, Bedlam, and of course Doctor Who, has announced that they are developing two new series that fit right into our agenda. Wired will be a sci-fi program about owning androids as luxury items, and The Dead Beat will be a paranormal procedural where the police beat includes the world of the dead. Get it? Here’s the press release:

@Bbcamerica to develop two new series with UK indie @ClerkenwellFilm, the producers of the UK hit series Misfits

New York – Tuesday, February 28, 2012 – BBC America announced today that it will develop two new distinctive series, Wired and The Dead Beat, with UK indie Clerkenwell Films, producers of the hit UK sci-fi series Misfits. Wired, a sci-fi program from writer Steven Volk (Afterlife), and The Dead Beat, a
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White Chapel: The Ripper Returns comes to DVD

The streets of Whitechapel are awash with blood as Whitechapel: The Ripper Returns comes to DVD on November 15th from BBC Warner. A murderer stalks the night, picking off vulnerable women and leaving them brutally butchered. But this is not the 19th Century; this is not Jack the Ripper; this is a copycat killer, and once again the police remain clueless. This three-episode arc launched the series in the UK and premiered on BBC America's Dramaville in October. The series stars Rupert Penry-Jones (Mi-5, Persuasion), BAFTA nominee, Phil Davis (Sherlock, Bleak House) and Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentlemen). Ambitious Detective Inspector Joseph Chandler (Rupert Penry-Jones), a novice in the business of murder but an expert in the politics
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'Made' of Honor

One of 2010's inspiring charmers is "Made in Dagenham," which tells of the 1968 strike by women machinists at the Ford Motor Co. plant in Dagenham, outside London. The strike led to the rise of the equal-pay-for-equal-work movement and to changes in the workplace the world over.The film stars Sally Hawkins ("Happy-Go-Lucky," "Persuasion") as Rita, a young factory worker at the plant where a group of 181 women who sew leather upholstery for car seats have been reclassified as unskilled labor. Rita, although shy and well-behaved, is spotted by the union representative (Bob Hoskins) as the best woman to meet with Ford's industrial relations department. Rita finds her voice and leads the women to strike and hold fast for pay equal to that of their male counterparts. In the process, she is asked to meet with and secure the support of Barbara Castle, secretary of state for employment and productivity, played
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Bollywood at the Sundance Film Festival

Two Bollywood oriented films have set mouths chattering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The first is Gurinder Chandha’s astonishing horror comedy It’s A Wonderful Afterlife that was the opening movie at the Festival. Starring former Fred Flintstone Mark Addy and Persuasion’s Sally Hawkins, the film is about an Indian mother-in-law who takes the responsibility of her duties seriously even beyond death.

Full of the life, joy, music and colour of a typical Bollywood movie, It’s A Wonderful Afterlife features a number of great cameos from artists such as Shabana Azmi, Sendhil Ramamurthy from Heroes, Goldy Notay, Sanjeev Bhaskar and newcomer Kiran Singh.

The second is the Aamir Khan produced Peepli Live. The movie is a black comedy about two rural farmers. The reception at Sundance has made Aamir very proud of his director. “I am so happy and proud of my writer-director Anusha Rizvi,
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Sharon Stone Seeks Satisfaction

Sharon Stone, the somewhat legendary sex symbol who emphasized the sex part of that term in films like Basic Instinct, has joined the cast of the U.K.-produced film Satisfaction. The film will be directed by Anya Camilleri, who’s somewhat of an unknown responsible for the Tara Reid vehicle Incubus.

Alongside Stone is Carice Van Houten, recently seen in Valkyrie as Tom Cruise’s character’s wife. The film revolves around “a young gigolo in London, who finds himself caught between a rich and manipulative older woman (Stone) and a younger woman (Van Houten).” Stone as a seductress? You don’t say.

The script for the film, which will start shooting early next year, has been penned by Simon Burke, the man behind Camilleri’s NY-lon and Persuasion. Thus, we have a crew with a predominantly small screen background working towards a theatrical break. Will it be enough
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PBS sets Austen 'Masterpiece' six-pack

Jane Austen fans in the U.S. can be grateful for what appears to have been something of a local feud between the U.K.'s ITV and the BBC over filmed versions of the author's English classics. The rush to production over recent years has made it possible for PBS' Masterpiece Theatre to air adaptations of all six of her novels for the first time in what amounts to an Austen festival beginning in January.

Fans in the U.S. have been busily blogging for months with chatter about the upcoming series, The Complete Jane Austen. But full details of the event are now being outlined by U.K. screenwriter Andrew Davies and Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton, who are on a multicity tour to promote the series and meet sponsors.

Complete Jane Austen offers new productions of Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park and Sense and Sensibility. The lineup also includes Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Firth, as well as the version of Emma that stars Kate Beckinsale.

Eaton said the series will include a production that is bound to have scholars of the great 19th century novelist scrutinizing each scene: Austen Regrets, a biopic based on the author's letters.

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