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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.17.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptAmazon taps Paul Scheer to write their Galaxy Quest revival and Amy Poehler signs on to lend her voice to an animated comedy pilot. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.16.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptParamount Pictures snags the Blake Lively-starrer The Rhythm Section from director Reed Morano. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.15.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptVal Kilmer is set to headline the Iranian-American comedy 1st Born. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.14.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptDefy Media’s Smosh announces a channel rebrand with The Smosh Pit and a slate of seven new series, and Pretty Little Liars alum Shay Mitchell inks a development deal with Warner Bros. TV Group. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Connie Britton Books Recurring Role on Showtime Comedy “SMILF”

connie britton excerptAlso recurring on the series are Miguel Gomez, Raven Goodwin, and Mark Webber. The series is based on the Sundance Award-winning short film by Frankie Shaw, who stars in, writes, and produces the series.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.11.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptMaze Runner director and executive producer in the works with NBC on new futuristic drama while Marvel series The Gifted adds Len Wiseman as executive producer. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.10.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptLifetime has given a straight-to-series order to Jenji Kohan and Jamie Denbo for the light-hearted drama American Princess. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.09.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptKatie Holmes is set to headline a feature adaptation of the best-selling, self-help book The Secret. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Comedy Streaming Service Seeso to End This Year

seeso excerptThe service launched in January 2016 at a monthly rate of $3.99 and streams NBC late night, well known NBC sitcoms, and classic series such as Monty Python’s Flying Circus, in addition to creating original programming.

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Aaron Eckhart Boards Matthew Weiner’s Amazon Series “The Romanoffs”

aaron eckhartEckhart joins previously cast Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jack Huston, Amanda Peet, and Mathe Keller. The series is made up of eight, stand alone episodes directed by Weiner.

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Octavia E. Butler’s Sci-fi Novel “Dawn” Getting the TV Treatment from Ava Duvernay

ava duvernay excerptDuVernay will executive produce with Charles D. King, while Victoria Mahoney will write the series. The story centers on an African American woman who works with aliens to resurrect the human race 250 years after a nuclear war.

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RuPaul Dramedy from Bad Robot in the Works at Hulu

rupaul excerptSet in New York City in the Reagan era in the 1980s, the series is a fictionalized version of RuPaul’s rise from club kid to drag queen, gay icon, and global star.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.08.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptDisney is pulling their films from Netflix with the announcement of a new streaming service in the works. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Insecure” and “Ballers” Land Season Renewals from HBO

insecure excerptInsecure is currently airing its second season while Ballers airs its third. Both shows have seen record viewership this year.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.07.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptJosh Duhamel lines up an all-star cast for his directorial debut, including Olivia Munn, Kevin Dillon, and Dax Shepard. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.04.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptTimeless star Abigail Spencer replaces Bridget Regan on Grey’s Anatomy in an arc in the upcoming season. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (08.04.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Sony Pictures TV Studios gets an overhaul as chief Tony Vinciquerra promotes a trio from within to run the TV production division.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.03.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptRichard Madden is teaming up with Gillian Jacobs for the feature film Ibiza from Netflix, while Girls Trip star Regina Hall joins the Black Lives Matter film The Hate U Give. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Showtime Limited Series “Escape at Dannemora” Adds David Morse

david morse excerptEmmy nominated actor David Morse has joined Benicio Del Toro in Showtime’s upcoming limited series Escape at Dannemora. The project also stars Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.02.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptLiza Koshy is set to co-host the revival of TRL as well as developing projects with MTV after inking a deal with the network. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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NBC and Vin Diesel Developing “Miami Vice” Reboot

miami vice excerptThe series hails from Vin Diesel’s One Race Television and Chris Morgan Productions. Morgan and Diesel previously worked together on the film franchise Fast and Furious.

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“Now & Then” Comedy Lands Pilot Order at Freeform

freeformThe project hails from Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor, and is penned by Shawn Wines. This marks Honor’s eighth pilot order for Kapital since joining the company a year ago.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.01.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptEmma Roberts reunites with Ryan Murphy on American Horror Story for the new season and Courtney Love joins the J.T. Leroy biopic, JT. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Allison Williams to Guest Star Opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in “Patrick Melrose”

allison williams excerptGet Out star Allison Williams has booked a guest starring role in Showtime’s Patrick Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The project is based on the semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St. Aubyn.

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Details of Amazon Alt-History Drama “Black America” from Will Packer Revealed

will packer excerptHBO isn’t the only network with a post-Civil War alt-history in the works. After Amazon announced earlier this year that they were developing a project with Will Packer and Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder, details of the drama titled Black America have been revealed.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.31.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptOscar-winner Marlee Matlin joins ABC’s hit FBI thriller Quantico and Hartley Sawyer joins Team Flash as the Elongated Man. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Jennifer Lawrence Leads an Ominous Tease for “Mother!” (VIDEO)

mother teaser excerptDarren Aronofsky’s Mother! has released its first teaser, featuring Jennifer Lawrence wandering through a large house as tension builds in voice over. “You’re insane!” and “Murderer!” Lawrence cries out off screen as we watch her search the home while Michelle Pfeiffer adds, “God help you.”

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Success is Bitter Sweet for Late Night Comedy Writers

full frontal“My first thought is we’re all going to die,” said Christine Nangle, Head Writer on Comedy Central’s The President Show. She was not alone in her sentiment at the Late Night Writers Panel at the TCAs as they discussed what it is like to wake up every morning to the tweets of the president.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.28.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptI Feel Pretty, The S—heads, and My Dinner with Herve all add to their casts while Welle Entertainment options the rights to the novella The Murders of Molly Southbourne. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Quantico” Star Priyanka Chopra in the Works on Bollywood Comedy at ABC

priyanka chopraABC is teaming up with Quantico star Priyanka Chopra on a new comedy series about a former Bollywood star. Chopra will executive produce the project which is being written by Sri Rao.

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