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“Once Upon a Time” Alum Jennifer Morrison Directs a New Kind of Fairy Tale in “Fabled” (Video)

Fabled Zosia Mamet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEHWhpVm3MEIt wasn’t that long ago that Once Upon a Time actor Jennifer Morrison starred in the family series that put a modern-twist on classic fairy tales. Now, she steps behind the camera for a new feminist spin on the genre starring Zosia Mamet and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

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The CW Announces Summer Premiere Dates with 4 Returning Series

CWlogoThe lineup includes the returns of Whose Line is It Anyway?, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and My Last Days, as well as the additions of The Outpost and Burden of Truth.

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Colton Haynes Returning as Series Regular to CW’s “Arrow”

colton haynesThe news comes after the departure of an original castmember from the series and the annuncement of the show’s renewal for season seven along with DC’s other superhero shows at the network.

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“The Wire” Creator David Simon Developing Spanish Civil War Series

david simonThe Wire creator David Simon is teaming up with The Young Pope‘s Mediapro to develop a new drama series set during the Spanish Civil War. The Wire alums George Pelecanos and Dennis Lehane have been tapped to pen the project.

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Can Sex Comedy Movies Evolve with the Me Too Movement?

blockersYou’ll often hear, “you couldn’t make that movie today” when it comes to comedies, but the real issue is that society has evolved and humor along with it.

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch Adapting “The Way of All Flesh”

benedict cumberbatchThe project is based on the book by Ambrose Parry, a pseudonym for writer Chris Brookmyre and consultant anesthetist Marisa Haetzman. The book will be published in August this year.

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“Hidden Figures” TV Series in Development at Nat Geo

hidden figureThe film starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe grossed $235 million worldwide and nabbed three Academy Awards nominations including Best Picture. The network also has another project in the works centering on the early days of the U.S. space program with Leonardo DiCaprio attached to executive produce.

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Netflix Orders “Dead to Me” from “2 Broke Girls” Scribe Liz Feldman

liz feldmanThis is the second series for Will Ferrell and Adam McKay at Netflix and the fourth for CBS Studios after American Vandal, the upcoming Insatiable, and the drama Unbelievable.

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Bill Clinton Impeachment Drama Series Abandoned at History

gettyimages-52028137_-_h_2017Following the news that Ryan Murphy would not tell Monica Lewinsky’s story in a season of American Crime Story, History is now announcing that they have also halted plans for a series based on the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

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Joan Collins Joining Season 8 of “American Horror Story”; Monica Lewinsky Season of “ACS” Dropped

joan collinsShowrunner Ryan Murphy revealed that he told Lewinsky, “No one should tell your story but you, and it’s kind of gross if they do.”

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Hugh Laurie Boards George Clooney’s “Catch-22” Series at Hulu

hugh laurieThe Golden Globe-winner previously starred in Hulu’s drama series Chance. Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Ellen Kuras have all signed on to direct episodes with scripts co-written by Luke Davies and David Michod.

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“Black Lightning”, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” & 8 Other Series Land Renewals at The CW

black lightningThe network is expanding their schedule to include Sunday nights and will continue to have shorter seasons allowing room for the many returning shows and potential new series. The future of fan favorites iZombie and The 100 is still unknown.

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Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez to Star In Miranda July’s Untitled Heist Movie

wood rodriguezMiranda July has lined up an all-star cast for her heist feature including Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Richard Jenkins, and Debra Winger. Production is set to begin in May.

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“Outlander” Star Tobias Menzies to Play Prince Philip in “The Crown”

tobias menzieMenzies takes over the role from Doctor Who alum Matt Smith. The actor has been seen in Game of Thrones, Outlander, The Night Manager, and most recently in The Terror.

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” Releases Thrilling New Trailer (Video)

handmailds tale trailer bannerIt’s just a few short weeks until the return of Hulu’s award-winning drama The Handmaid’s Tale and it looks to be an epic sophomore season from the trailers that have been released. This latest one asks the audience, “Is this what freedom looks like?”

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Brittany Snow Joins Gina Rodriguez in Netflix’s Romantic Comedy “Someone Great”

brittany snowJennifer Kaytin Robinson will direct from her own screenplay, while Rodriguez will produce alongside Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Anthony Bregman and Peter Cron.

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“Big Little Lies” Season 2 Adds “Alienist” Actor Douglas Smith

douglas smithThe Emmy-winning series has already announced the return of season one stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley, as well as the addition of Oscar-winner Meryl Streep.

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“One Day At a Time” Lands Season 3 Renewal from Netflix

one day at a time The series is a remake of the Norman Lear sitcom and centers on a Cuban-American family. The cast includes Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, and Todd Grinnell.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.22.18) – Jerry O’Connell to Play Sheldon’s Brother on “Big Bang Theory” and More…

jerry o'connellThe Big Bang Theory is continuing to add to Sheldon’s family in adulthood with Jerry O’Connell joining the show for a guest-starring role as Sheldon’s brother, Georgie. The character appears on the spin-off series Young Sheldon played by Montana Jordan. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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The Karate Kid is Back in YouTube Red’s Official Trailer for Spinoff “Cobra Kai” (Video)

cobra kaiIf Cobra Kai is able to balance humor and an honest coming-of-age story in the show as well as they did in this trailer, then they may be able to achieve the win YouTube Red needs.

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“Suicide Squad” Star Karen Fukuhara Joins Amazon Superhero Series “The Boys”

karen fukuharaThe show is based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke will serve as showrunner, and Evan Golberg and Seth Rogen are set to direct.

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Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, & Evan Peters to Return for Season 8 of “American Horror Story”

american horror storyKathy Bates did not appear in the last season as she was in the midst of filming her Netflix comedy series Disjointed. Bates and Sarah Paulson have both received Emmy wins for their team ups with executive producer Ryan Murphy in the past.

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“Roseanne” Means Business in the Series Teaser Trailer (Video)

roseanne teaser“I’m on my way… and I mean business!” declares star Roseanne Barr as she slowly glides up familiar stairs on a motorized chair in ABC’s teaser trailer for Roseanne revival premiering later this month.

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“Get Out” Star Allison Williams Boards “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

allison williamsThe show stars Neil Patrick Harris and is based on the popular children series by Lemony Snicket. Williams will guest star in the upcoming third season which will be the show’s last.

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“Legends of Tomorrow” Promotes Matt Ryan’s Constantine to Series Regular

legends-of-tomorrow-constantineMatt Ryan’s portrayal of the role has found great success following the cancellation of the series Constantine on NBC. In addition to appearances on Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, Ryan has also voiced the role in the upcoming series on CW Seed and the animated film Justice League Dark.

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Dax Shepard Books Recurring Role in Netflix’s “The Ranch”

dax shepardNetflix’s multi-camera sitcom is hoping to fill the space left by Danny Masterson’s departure in December with the addition of Parenthood alum Dax Shepard in a recurring role. The role will be in second position after the Liz Meriwether pilot Bless This Mess.

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“The White Princess” Sequel “The Spanish Princess” Gets Greenlight at Starz

the spanish princessLike its predecessors, the series is based on the bestselling books Philippa Gregory. Emma Frost, who adapted the previous installments, returns to serve as showrunner on the new series with Matthew Graham.

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Ross Lynch Nabs Role of Harvey Kinkle in Netflix’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch Series

Screen Shot 2018-03-14 at 1.11.45 PMMad Men star Kiernan Shipka is set to play the titular role in the project from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti Productions, and Warner Bros. TV. Miranda Otto and Lucy Davis also previously signed on to play Sabrina’s aunts.

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Jordan Peele & Keegan-Michael Key Reunite for Stop-Motion Feature “Wendell & Wild” at Netflix

key and peeleAcademy Award nominee Henry Selick is set to direct. Selick previously directed the stop-motion animated films Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.12.18) – Robin Tunney, Sarah Wright Olsen, & Nina Dobrev Nab Starring Pilot Roles & More…

robin tunneyAfter several years away from television, Mad Men alum Vincent Kartheiser is back and set to star opposite Rachelle Lefevre in an untitled legal drama from Empire creator Danny Strong. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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