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Magnum P.I. Reboot: Penny Dreadful Alum to Play (Female) Higgins

Magnum P.I. Reboot: Penny Dreadful Alum to Play (Female) Higgins
Don’t adjust your aviators: Higgins is going to look very different in CBSMagnum P.I. reboot.

Penny Dreadful alumna Perdita Weeks has signed on to play Juliet Higgins in the buzzy pilot, our sister site Variety is reporting. Weeks’ Juliet is the property manager of the sprawling Hawaiian estate where detective Thomas Magnum provides security and lives in the guest house. Her character is described as “commanding, confident, and tough, who uses sarcasm to deflect emotion and is hard to get to know.”

The casting is a gender-flip from the original Magnum, where Jonathan Higgins — played by the late
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Magnum P.I.: Jay Hernandez Scores Title Role in CBS Reboot Pilot

Magnum P.I.: Jay Hernandez Scores Title Role in CBS Reboot Pilot
CBS has found its modern-day Magnum.

Jay Hernandez (Scandal, Last Resort) has nabbed the title role in Magnum P.I., the Eye net’s in-the-works reboot of the classic ’80s action-drama. He succeeds Tom Selleck, who played the iconic private eye during the series’ original CBS run.

Hernandez’s Thomas Magnum is a decorated ex-Navy Seal who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. Reboot vet Peter Lenkov (Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver) penned the pilot along with his fellow Five-0 writer Eric Guggenheim. Fast & FuriousJustin Lin will handle directing duties.

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2018: #23. Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War

Cold War

Polish auteur Pawel Pawlikowski began making films in the late 1990s with The Stringer (1998) before moving into several UK productions, including 2000’s Last Resort, and the high-profile My Summer of Love (2004), which starred Emily Blunt in her film debut and re-teamed Pawlikowski with Paddy Considine.

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Afm: China Lion Picks ‘Patrick,’ Boards Animation ‘Extinct’ (Exclusive)

Afm: China Lion Picks ‘Patrick,’ Boards Animation ‘Extinct’ (Exclusive)
Multi-territory distributor China Lion Entertainment Production has picked up China rights to family entertainment film “Patrick.” Operating as a producer-financier, China Lion has also boarded “Extinct,” an animation project to be directed by “Monsters Inc.” co-director David Silverman.

Patrick” is the story of a young woman whose already messy life is made more complicated when she inherits her grandmother’s defiant dog. The film, which will be released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Buena Vista Intl. in the U.K., is directed by Mandie Fletcher from a script by Fletcher and Vanessa Davies. It stars Jennifer Saunders, Emilia Jones and Gemma Joneswill.

China Lion acquired rights through sales company The Exchange. It plans a mainland China release in the third quarter of 2018.

“Extinct” involves several members of the team behind “The Simpsons” including writers Joel Cohen, John Frink and Rob Lazebnik. Silverman was also director of the 2007 “The Simpsons Movie.” China Lion will
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Skydance TV Signs Patrick Massett, John Zinman to Overall Deal

Skydance Television has entered an overall deal with writer-producers Patrick Massett and John Zinman, the company announced Thursday.

Massett and Zinman’s television careers began with “Veritas: The Quest” at ABC, which they co-created and executive produced. They went on to co-executive produce the Emmy Award winning “Friday Night Lights” at NBC, “The Chicago Code” at Fox, and “Last Resort” at ABC. The duo then co-executive produced “The Blacklist” at NBC. Their most recent television credit includes executive producers and showrunners at NBC’s “The Player.” They got their start in film by co-writing “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and their most recent film, “Gold,” was released in January.

The studio currently has several projects in development with the pair, including the first-ever live action television series for “Sword Art Online” (“Sao”), the massive Japanese novel and anime franchise to which Skydance acquired the global rights last year. Massett and Zinman will serve as writers, showrunners
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Electus Promotes John Pollak to President of Worldwide Television, International (Exclusive)

Electus has promoted veteran executive John Pollak to the role of president of world television and international.

Pollak, who has served as president of Electus International since 2012, will now oversee the global rollout of Electus’ scripted and unscripted content, including development, production and current programming, as well as international co-productions and deficit-financing of scripted projects. He also will continue to lead Electus International, the company’s distribution business that includes more than 4,000 hours of content sold to over 220 countries around the world. He will report to Electus CEO Chris Grant.

Before joining Electus in 2012, Pollak was executive vice president and head of worldwide sales at Shine International, managing global sales and distribution of programming from across the Shine Group companies, and driving sales for formats like “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?,” “The Biggest Loser,” “American Gladiators,” “The Moment of Truth,” and “MasterChef.” Pollak and Grant, then the head of Shine International, were
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Jackie Chan Vs. Pierce Brosnan in The Foreigner Trailer

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Jackie Chan Vs. Pierce Brosnan in The Foreigner Trailer
Stx Entertainment has released a new trailer and photos from The Foreigner, the latest film from the ageless big screen icon Jackie Chan. This action-packed thrill ride is very much in the same vein as the action classic Taken, with Jackie Chan playing a father with a very "special set of skills" that he uses to go after a group of terrorists. This timely action thriller also stars Pierce Brosnan and comes from the director of Casino Royale.

The Foreigner tells the story of humble London businessman Quan (Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love -- his teenage daughter -- is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Pierce Brosnan), whose own past may
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Amazon Studios Buys ‘Cold War’ From Oscar Winner Paweł Pawlikowski (Exclusive)

Amazon Studios Buys ‘Cold War’ From Oscar Winner Paweł Pawlikowski (Exclusive)
Amazon Studios has acquired “Cold War,” a period romance from Oscar-winning director Paweł Pawlikowski.

The film takes place across Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris, and is set in the 1950s — a time when the forces of democracy and communism were clashing throughout Europe. The terms of the deal are being kept under wraps, but it has been in the works for months. The movie was first presented to buyers at the Berlin Film Festival.
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The Flash's Jessica Camacho Joins Taken Season 2 as a Series Regular

The Flash's Jessica Camacho Joins Taken Season 2 as a Series Regular
NBC’s Taken is adding a superhero to its depleted ranks, tapping The Flash‘s Jessica Camacho to join the drama’s rejiggered second season as a series regular, TVLine has learned exclusively.

As we previously reported, Taken is shedding six series regulars — Gaius Charles (John), Brooklyn Sudano (Asha), Monique Gabriela Curnen (Vlasik), Michael Irby (Scott), Jose Pablo Cantillo (Dave) and James Landry Hébert (Rem) — under new showrunner Greg Plageman. Clive Standen (Bryan Mills) and Jennifer Beals (Christina Hart) are the only two regulars returning.

Camacho, whose TV credits also include Sleepy Hollow and Last Resort, is set to play Santana, a scary-smart, rule-breaking former Army captain who possesses an acerbic wit and calculated bravado. Her forte is logistics.

Taken‘s 16-episode second season was recently bumped from fall to midseason to give Plageman more time to execute his new vision for the series.
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Papa Roach Wins the Internet With Perfect Response to Paul Ryan ‘Last Resort’ Meme

Nu Metal band Papa Roach took to the internet Friday to acknowledge a spreading meme suggesting that House Speaker Paul Ryan retreated to his car after the defeat of his proposed American Health Care Act and played the band’s angsty suicide-themed 2000 hit “Last Resort.” “When we feel defeated we listen to Paul Ryan,” snarked the band on its official Twitter account. “But seriously,” the band added in a follow-up tweet, “Last Resort was written about suicide, if anyone is feeling get help at @800273Talk.” Also Read: Paul Ryan and Papa Roach's 'Last Resort': Twitter Loves a Story Too Funny To Be.
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Timeless EPs Preview 'Mind-Blowing' Finale, Talk Show's Renewal Odds

Timeless EPs Preview 'Mind-Blowing' Finale, Talk Show's Renewal Odds
Timeless fans might be wishing they had a time machine so they could travel to the future and find out if the series is renewed or not, but creators Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan aren’t fretting too much about the show’s uncertain fate.

Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

As the NBC drama prepares to wrap up its first season on Monday (at 10/9c), Kripke tells TVLine, “The only thing that Shawn and I can do is write the best possible story that we can, end it on
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HBO Inks Overall Deal With Writer-Producer Ron Fitzgerald

Ron Fitzgerald has signed an overall deal with HBO to develop new series projects for the premium TV network. Fitzgerald began his career as a writer on Showtime’s long-running dark comedy Weeds starring Mary-Louise Parker. His other series credits include Showtime's United States of Tara, starring Toni Collette; NBC/DirecTV’s Friday Night Lights; NBC’s Prime Suspect, starring Maria Bello; and ABC’s Last Resort. Fitzgerald is repped by Wme and Larry Shuman of the Shuman…
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Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce: Daisy Betts to Be Phoebe's Rich Bestie in Season 3

Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce: Daisy Betts to Be Phoebe's Rich Bestie in Season 3
A Chicago Fire alum is coming up in the world.

Daisy Betts, who was Firehouse 51’s beleaguered Rebecca Jones, will play a billionaire in Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce‘s upcoming third season, TVLine has learned exclusively.

RelatedGirlfriends’ Guide to Divorce Promotes Retta to Series Regular in Season 3

Betts’ Gemma is described as “an eccentric and charismatic billionaire” who will become pals with Phoebe. Gemma is also very interested in trying new things. (That’s gotta mean the pair is totally going to hook up, right?)

Bravo renewed the Lisa Edelstein-fronted Girlfriends’ Guide for three more seasons, before announcing that
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Designated Survivor Review: POTUSing Comes Too Easily for Kiefer Sutherland

Designated Survivor Review: POTUSing Comes Too Easily for Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland’s new ABC drama Designated Survivor boasts the highest of high concepts: What if a low-level government schlub was thrust into the Presidency following a deadly attack? It’s an instantly gripping premise (previously mined by Battlestar Galactica), but a tricky one to pull off, and Designated Survivor (premiering Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 10/9c) stumbles a bit in the execution.

We watched Sutherland crack skulls and foil terrorist plots as tough-guy agent Jack Bauer for nine seasons on Fox’s 24, so it’s almost comical to see him here as a soft-spoken bureaucrat. His character, Cabinet member Tom Kirkman,
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“Musical Black Ops”: Castle and Buffy composer Robert Duncan talks soundtracks with Flickering Myth

Sean Wilson chats exclusively to multiple Emmy nominee Robert Duncan, veteran composer of shows as diverse as Castle, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lie to Me, getting to the heart of the essential question: what makes a truly great soundtrack?

Robert, it’s a privilege to chat to you. To begin with, you were born into an extraordinary lineage of illustrious musicians – as I understand it, your great-grandfather composed music for silent movies, is that correct?

He did, yes, in London. He would take excerpts of classical pieces and pull out the pages of the applicable part and line them up on the music stands. He then had a little foot switch that connected to the lights on the musicians’ music stands. So he would step on the switch, the light would flicker and they would know to turn the page and start playing the chase music; then he would
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Raven Software’s Singularity comes to Gog

Gog have announced that the Raven Software 2010 classic, Singularity, is now available to buy on Gog.com.

Singularity is a time bending first person shooter that puts the player into the role of U.S. Marine Nathaniel Renko who saves a Russian scientist from a fire in 1955 and is left with a Time Manipulation Device (Tmd). Using the Tmd and a variety of more conventional weaponry the player must jump between the 1950’s to modern day fighting abominations and powerful elite soldiers to stop the mysterious Singularity that threatens the world.

Players have to manipulate time to progress through the game, using the Tmd to change the age of objects, rapidly age enemies and bend time to your will.

Watch the ‘Last Resort’ trailer below and if you didn’t get the chance to purchase the game first time round then now is your chance…
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Once Upon a Time: Cinderella Returns — To Explore Two Past Connections

Once Upon a Time: Cinderella Returns — To Explore Two Past Connections
Jessy Schram is set for a Once Upon a Time encore, to reveal one Cinderella connection and shed some light on another.

RelatedOnce Upon a Time’s Archie to Return — But Who Is His Patient?

TVLine has learned exclusively that Schram will return in the upcoming Season 6’s third episode, in which it is revealed that the maid-turned-princess has a connection to the Land of Untold Stories, which in the Season 5 finale relocated its many denizens to Storybrooke.

The same episode will also explore the origin of the friendship between Cinderella and Snow White (played by Ginnifer Goodwin), which was
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‘The Dog Lover’ Exclusive Clip: An Undercover Animal Rights Activist Struggles To Do The Right Thing

‘The Dog Lover’ Exclusive Clip: An Undercover Animal Rights Activist Struggles To Do The Right Thing
The Dog Lover” follows Sara Gold (Allison Paige), a rising star at the United Animal Protection Agency (Uapa), a major animal rights organization that seeks to stop puppy mills and conducts animal rescues. When Sara is tasked to go undercover as a college intern at a suspected puppy mill run by the conservative, enigmatic Daniel Holloway (James Remar), she jumps at the chance to shine.

Though initially gruff and reluctant to get to know Sara, Daniel slowly warms up to her and she soon starts to fall for his son William (Jayson Blair). More importantly, she doesn’t see any signs of animal abuse. But when the Uapa and local law enforcement raid the farm and accuse Daniel of animal abuse, Sara is torn between doing what’s right and doing her job, between the family she’s grown to love and the organization she swore to protect.

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Sdcc 2016: truTV’s ‘Impractical Jokers’ to Have Gallery and Block Party

As one of the funniest practical jokers on television, the four friends known as The Tenderloins will treat fans of their long-time running television show Impractical Jokers to special events during the week of San Diego Comic-Con International later this month.

One of the biggest highlights will be the Hall Of Impractical Jokers, which will allow fans to get up close and personal with the show’s most iconic artifacts and memorabilia from the show. These items will be on display at Dick’s Last Resort restaurant near the San Diego Convention Center from Thursday, July through Saturday, July 23 from noon to 10 p.m.

There will be other activities as well, including custom games like “Pin the Tail on the Ferret with Blackout Glasses” and “Pinball Punishment.” Themed food and drinks will also be serve. There will also be prize giveaways.

And on Saturday, July 23, from 3 to 8:30 p.m.
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Trio Of Star Trek Beyond TV Spots Spell Danger For The Enterprise Crew

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On the heels of yesterday’s explosive new trailer, Paramount has pumped out a trio of new TV spots for Star Trek Beyond that spell danger for Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew.

Entitled “Bold,” “Discover” and “Last Resort,” there’s a fair amount of new footage peppered among these snippets, but if you’re of the mindset that you’ve already seen enough of Justin Lin’s spacefaring blockbuster – we’re only one month out from release, after all – perhaps it’s best to avert your eyes until those money shots light up the big screen.

Flung into “the furthest reaches of uncharted space,” Star Trek Beyond picks up at a time when the USS Enterprise crew find themselves under attack from an unprecedented alien threat. Soon after abandoning ship, Chris Pine and Co. will be marooned on a remote planet,
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