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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s City on a Hill starring Kevin Bacon heads to Showtime

Showtime has just ordered the new series City on a Hill from Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. The crime series will star Kevin Bacon (The Following), Aldis Hodge (Underground), Jonathan Tucker (Westworld) and Mark O’Brien (Halt and Catch Fire).

City on a Hill is created by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler) and based on an original idea by Academy Award winner Ben Affleck. In the early 1990s, Boston was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm — and then it all changed in what was called the “Boston Miracle.” In this fictional account, driving that change is assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge), who comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rhodes (Bacon). Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to involve,
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‘City On A Hill’: Showtime Picks Up Drama From Ben Affleck & Matt Damon To Series

Showtime has handed a 12-episode series order to City On A Hill, its drama pilot starring Kevin Bacon (The Following) and Aldis Hodge (Underground). The series, executive produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Jennifer Todd, will premiere in 2019. Written by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler) and based on an original idea by Affleck, City on a Hill is set in early 1990s Boston when the city was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in…
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Kevin Bacon Crime Drama City on a Hill Ordered to Series at Showtime

Kevin Bacon Crime Drama City on a Hill Ordered to Series at Showtime
After three seasons on The Following, Kevin Bacon is officially back on the FBI beat: Showtime has handed a series order to the Bacon-led crime drama City on a Hill, TVLine has learned.

Set in 1990s Boston, City on a Hill stars Bacon as corrupt FBI veteran Jackie Rohr, who teams up with assistant district attorney Decoucy Ward (Underground‘s Aldis Hodge) to catch a family of armored car robbers. The case eventually exposes a massive scandal within the city’s criminal justice system. The 12-episode first season will debut in 2019. (Showtime has also released a first-look photo of the cast,
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FBI: Connie Nielsen Exits CBS Drama

CBSFBI will have to recruit a new cast member: Connie Nielsen is exiting the new fall drama after co-starring in the original pilot, according to our sister site Deadline.

The Boss and The Following veteran was cast back in March to play the role of Ellen, the FBI Special Agent in Charge who serves as boss to the New York field office of the federal law-enforcement bureau. The role of Ellen will be recast. Nielsen can be glimpsed in the trailer for the Dick Wolf-produced drama, which debuted earlier today during CBS’ upfront presentation:

CBS is tinkering with a
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Hap and Leonard Cancelled After 3 Seasons at SundanceTV

The adventures of Hap and Leonard are coming to an end: SundanceTV has cancelled the crime drama after three seasons.

Showrunner John Wirth confirmed the cancellation on Twitter Monday night:

.@HapAndLeonard Thanks @SundanceTV @jamespurefoy @bkbmg, @joelansdale, cast, crew, producers, writers, directors and especially our diehard Fans for 3 seasons of Hap and Leonard. We will not be back.

— John Wirth (@WirthwhileTV) May 15, 2018

Based on Joe R. Lansdale’s book series, Hap and Leonard starred James Purefoy (The Following) and Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire) as the titular best friends, who teamed up to become amateur private investigators solving crimes in East Texas.
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Mary Harron to Helm Salvador Dali Biopic “Dali Land”

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Fresh off directing a pic about the Manson Family murders, Mary Harron has lined up her next project. The “American Psycho” director is taking on the life of surrealist artist Salvador Dali in biopic “Dali Land.” Deadline broke the news.

The film will center on Dali’s relationship with his wife and muse, Gala. “Set in New York and Spain in 1973, ‘Dali Land’ is told through the eyes of James, a young gallery assistant who helps Dali prepare for a big show,” the source details. “While James hopes to learn some of the secrets of great art from one of the 20th Century’s greatest painters, he instead falls down a rabbit hole of glittering parties, searing personal battles, and an art world awash with money and intrigue.”

Harron penned the script with John C. Walsh. The duo have previously collaborated on shorts “Holding Fast,” “Armani,” and “Sonnet for a Towncar.
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'Smallville' Actress Allison Mack Arrested for Her Alleged Role In the Notorious Sex Cult, Nxivm

Actress Allison Mack — best known for playing Clark Kent's friend Chloe Sullivan on the TV show Smallville — has been arrested for her role in the alleged sex cult, Nxivm. The Daily News reported that the 35-year-old was a "recruiter" that not only lured innocent women in, but also required the slaves to engage in sexual acts with the group's leader, Keith Raniere. She also allegedly gave Raniere naked photos of the slaves. Allison — who reportedly ranked right below Raniere in the cult's hierarchy — last made headlines after she was seen chasing Raniere as cops arrested him in Mexico. The group, which was founded by Raniere, was first exposed in a New York Times feature. Back then, Frank Parlato, a former spokesman for Nxivm, claimed in his blog that Allison was second in command, which turned out to be true. In fact, he stated that she was running a sorority
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Win Bruce Willis box set with Acts of Violence

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To mark the release of Acts of Violence on 2nd April, we’ve been given 3 Bruce Willis Box sets to give away on Blu-ray.

How far would you go for the one you love? When Mia, the fiancée of Roman MacGregor (Ashton Holmes), is abducted into a human trafficking ring, Roman and his brothers Brendan (Shawn Ashmore) and Deklan (Cole Hauser) decide to save Mia on their own. Brendan is the trio’s big-hearted protector, and Deklan is the troubled war vet trying to find his footing. They’re guided by Det. Avery (Bruce Willis), the cop on the case whose sense of duty will be pushed to its limits. Behind the abductions and trafficking is snake-like overlord Maxwell Livingston (Mike Epps), a man who sees people as “products” and morality as weakness.

As the MacGregors sidestep official boundaries to rescue Mia, every second counts. But are they prepared for
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Bruce Willis forgoes his Death Wish to commit ‘Acts of Violence’

Starring Bruce Willis (soon to be seen in the upcoming Death Wish remake and Die Hard Year One), Cole Hauser (Rogue, Olympus Has Fallen), Sophia Bush (Chicago Fire, One Tree Hill), Shawn Ashmore (X-Men, The Following) and Ashton Holmes (Revenge, A History of Violence), Acts of Violence asks how far would you go for the one you love? For the MacGregor brothers, that question becomes a life-or-death decision that tests their strength, courage, and sense of family…

When Mia, the fiancée of Roman MacGregor (Ashton Holmes), is abducted into a human trafficking ring, Roman and his brothers Brendan (Shawn Ashmore) and Deklan (Cole Hauser) decide to save Mia on their own. Brendan is the trio’s big-hearted protector, and Deklan is the troubled war vet trying to find his footing. They’re guided by Det. Avery (Bruce Willis), the cop on the case whose sense of duty will be pushed to its limits.
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‘The Following’ begins in Teen Titans #17, check out a preview here

The new story arc ‘The Following’ gets underway in Teen Titans #17 this Wednesday, and we have a preview of the issue for you here; check it out…

The Following” part one! In the aftermath of “Super Sons of Tomorrow” the Teen Titans are left without a place to call home. But a Titan’s work is never finished, and when a series of strange murders crop up in San Francisco, it’s up to the team to crack the case and prevent further bloodshed. Are the killings the work of a single serial killer…or is there a greater conspiracy at work?

Teen Titans #17 is out on February 28th, priced $3.99.

Via Wgtc

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Peak TV Treasure: Sneaky Pete

Are you overwhelmed by how much television is available right now? Is life getting in the way of keeping up with the shows you wanna try out? We feel your tube-related pain. Here’s a handy feature that’ll help you locate the hidden gems in this era of Peak TV.

Sneaky Pete

Network | Amazon Prime

Created By | David Shore (House) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad star)

Number Of Episodes | 10

Episode Length | 50-60 mins.

Premise | Imprisoned conman Marius Josipovic (My Name Is Earl‘s Giovanni Ribisi) is indebted to underground casino operator Vince (recurring guest star Cranston). Upon his release,
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Scream Scribe Kevin Williamson Inks Deal With Miramax To Develop Genre Films

Even if you don’t know the name of Kevin Williamson offhand, there are very strong odds that you’re familiar with his body of work in some fashion. For starters, he breathed new life into the teen slasher genre back in the 1990’s with the game-changer that was Scream and a franchise somewhat similar to it, that being I Know What You Did Last Summer.

In the time since, he’s kept busy by being one of the chief architects behind television series such as The Vampire Diaries and The Following, both of which were markedly different, but each had their own rabid fanbases. With that, it comes as no surprise that he still be in demand over in Hollywood.

According to Deadline, Williamson has signed “a new first-look pact to develop elevated genre film content” with Miramax. Of course, this wouldn’t limit him to horror, as he
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'Scream' Creator Kevin Williamson Signs First-Look Deal With Miramax

'Scream' Creator Kevin Williamson Signs First-Look Deal With Miramax
Kevin Williamson, the creator of Scream, Dawson’s Creek and The Vampire Diaries, has signed a first-look deal with Miramax, the production banner that is being rebuilt by CEO Bill Block, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Under the deal, Williamson will develop what the company calls "high-level motion picture genre content." More precise details were not revealed.

Williamson created the Scream horror franchise and wrote the 1990s horror movies I Know What You Did Last Summer and The Faculty. More recently, he developed the long-running vampire sudser The Vampire Diaries and created gritty shows such as The Following and Stalker.

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The Mayor's Brandon Micheal Hall Cast in CBS Drama Pilot God Friended Me

The Mayor's Brandon Micheal Hall Cast in CBS Drama Pilot God Friended Me
The Mayor is officially out of office.

Brandon Micheal Hall — who starred in the aforementioned ABC comedy — will headline CBS’ procedural drama pilot God Friended Me, from über producer Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Riverdale), our sister site Deadline reports.

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Described as “humorous” and “uplifting,” the project follows an outspoken atheist (Hall) whose life is turned upside down when he is “friended” by God on Facebook. He then becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others as questions of faith, existence and science are explored.
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This Altered Carbon Star Is Terrifying Your Subconscious For a Reason

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Season one of Altered Carbon dropped Friday (Feb. 2) on Netflix, taking viewers on a violent, visceral journey into the future. Set 300 years from now, the series is about an ex-military operator named Takeshi Kovacs whose consciousness (or "stack") is taken out of storage and reuploaded into a new body (or "sleeve") by a millionaire named Laurens Bancroft. Bancroft wants to hire Kovacs to solve his murder - and if that sounds confusing, we aren't going to spoil the hows and the whys here, so just go watch the show already. But if you have been been watching and feel like Bancroft looks familiar, here's where you've seen that charming British face before. Us audiences will most likely recognize James Purefoy from the Fox drama The Following, which starred the actor as incarcerated serial killer Joe Carroll, whose followers start committing crimes in his name on the outside. He also currently
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Altered Carbon Premiere: Grade It!

Humanity has figured out a way to live virtually forever! Yay! But by doing so, it has sent society tumbling into a morass where issues of class, morality and wealth distribution have created a soul-sucking dystopia. Booooooo.

And when Netflix’s Altered Carbon reawakens a 22nd-century warrior centuries after his death and thrusts him into this terrible new world, things get even more complicated.

VIDEOSAltered Carbon Trailer: Body-Swapping, Slick Fights and a Murder Mystery Fill Netflix’s New Sci-Fi Thriller — Watch

In a moment, we want to hear what you thought of the new sci-fi series, all 10 episodes of which began streaming Friday.
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Lena Waithe’s “The Chi” Renewed for Season 2, Ayanna Floyd Davis Named New Showrunner

The Chi”: Showtime

Showtime is making itself at home in “The Chi.” Shadow and Act reports that Lena Waithe’s sprawling Southside Chicago-set drama will receive a second season. Series writer Ayanna Floyd Davis will also come onboard as showrunner in Season 2, succeeding Elwood Reed.

Created and exec produced by Waithe, “The Chi” recently aired its fourth episode, which reached “a 41 percent increase in viewership since the premiere.” Shadow and Act confirms that “The Chi” is Showtime’s highest-rated new series since “Billions.”

“From viewers and critics alike, the response to ‘The Chi ’has been so enthusiastic from the very start that our decision to renew the series was an easy one,” remarked Showtime Networks programming prez Gary Levine. “We love the vibrant characters and the nuanced world that Lena has created. Her vision for ‘The Chi’ has clearly struck a chord, and we know she has many more moving,
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“Conviction” Co-Creator Liz Friedlander Directing ABC Crime Dramedy Pilot

“Conviction”: Ian Watson/ABC

Liz Friedlander is the first hourlong directing hire of the 2018–19 season. Deadline writes that the “Conviction” co-creator will helm and Ep the pilot of ABC’s straight-to-series crime dramedy “The Rookie.” This news (hopefully) bodes well for 2018 being a better year for female TV directors than 2017, when only one of the 41 drama pilots was helmed by a woman.

Starring Nathan Fillion, “The Rookie” follows the oldest newbie on the Lapd and is inspired by a true story. “At an age where most are at the peak of their career, John Nolan (Fillion) cast aside his comfortable, small town life and moved to La to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies 20 years his junior, Nolan must navigate the dangerous, humorous, and unpredictable world of a ‘young’ cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.”

Friedlander was the one woman
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Altered Carbon Review: Sci-Fi Drama Is Visually Stunning, Unevenly Paced

When technology advances to the point that death is more a minor inconvenience and less a consciousness-ending blow, humans will have the theoretical ability to live forever. But Altered Carbon, Netflix’s optically impressive yet frustratingly off-balance new drama, makes a convincing argument that we probably shouldn’t.

The sci-fi series, which begins streaming its entire first season on Friday, Feb. 2, is based on Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel of the same name and takes place in a far-flung future in which the totality of a person’s existence — thoughts, memories, joys, sorrows, etc. — is stored in a disc-shaped “stack” implanted in the spinal column.
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Freeform Reveals Premiere Fates for 'Marvel's Cloak & Dagger,' 'The Bold Type' & 'Famous in Love'

At the inaugural Freeform Summit today in Los Angeles, opened by "grown-ish" stars and musical artists Chloe x Halle, Disney's young adult television network announced a strategic shift in the brand as they hosted a series of panel discussions addressing activism, social change, representation in television and various other important issues defining modern youth culture. "At Freeform, we're purposefully and passionately moving our brand forward by defying expectations and dismantling conventions; busting stereotypes of theme, cast and culture in service to a more inclusive world on and off screen," said Tom Ascheim, president of Freeform.

The network-wide event was led by pioneers of change in television, entertainment and cultural evolution and featured the leading voices at the forefront of Freeform's 2018 programming slate, including Yara Shahidi, Karlie Kloss, Kenya Barris, Katie Stevens, Karey Burke, Aisha Dee, Nikohl Boosheri, Trevor Jackson, Melora Hardin, Joanna Coles, Marlene King, Amanda Lasher, Peter Paige,
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