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THE CARMICHAEL SHOW Review: “Cynthia’s Birthday”

the carmichael show excerptSeason 3, Episode 5 – I’ve really come to love Cynthia, even more since they aired an entire episode without her. In “Cynthia’s Birthday” she really gets the screen time that she’s deserved since Season 1.

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“Wonder Woman” Scribe Reunites with Shondaland for Drama with “Queer as Folk” Creator

allan heinberg excerptShondaland is reuniting with The Catch showrunner and Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg for the drama Adult Behavior. The project comes under Heinberg’s overall deal with ABC Studios where he will develop new series for the studio.

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Will “Game of Thrones” Season 7 Be the End for Jon Snow? (VIDEO)

jon snow excerptWe’re a month away from the season seven premiere, HBO has released another Game of Thrones trailer and this one delivers everything fans cried was missing in round one.

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Michael Keaton Trains Dylan O’Brien for Revenge in “American Assassin” (Video)

american assassin excerptWhat starts as a story reminiscent of American Sniper quickly turns dark in the trailer for American Assassin starring Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton. O’Brien is best known for his roles in the series Teen Wolf and the feature franchise The Maze Runner.

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THE STEWARD (Sales)

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CLAWS Review: “Funerary”

claws bannerSeason 1, Episode 2 – I’ve been waiting for a show to really get into for a while one that delivers and still keeps me guessing. Claws is that show at least for me and everyone else who can’t get enough of the ladies especially Desna.

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Hit List Alum Brian Duffield & AwesomenessTV Land Pilot Order from USA for “Olive Forever”

awesomenesstvInsurgent and The Babysitter scribe Brian Duffield is reuniting with Awesomeness for the one-hour Olive Forever which has netted a pilot order from USA Network.

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“Daddy’s Home 2” Rivalry Passes to a New Generation with Mel Gibson and John Lithgow (Video)

daddy's home 2 excerptIn pitch-perfect casting, Mel Gibson arrives on the scene as Dusty’s father, Mr. Mayburn, and John Lithgow quickly follows as Brad’s father, Mr. Whitaker in the official trailer for Daddy’s Home 2.

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THE CARMICHAEL SHOW Review: “Lesbian Wedding”

the carmichael show excerptSeason 3, Episode 4 – When I looked at the title for the most recent The Carmichael Show episode I cringed inside because who didn’t see this coming?! It’s overdue honestly especially for a show like this.

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THE CARMICHAEL SHOW Review: “Grandma Francis”

the carmichael show excerptSeason 3, Episode 3 – In the 3rd installment of The Carmichael Show, we take on yet another hard subject death. Unlike any other sitcom on television, we not only get hard truths but it’s funny.

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YouTube Star Anthony Padilla Announces Departure from Smosh

anthony padilla Creator and star of YouTube’s Smosh, Anthony Padilla, gave an emotional goodbye to fans today as he announced his exit from the digital juggernaut. Padilla founded Smosh with Ian Hecox in 2006 before expanding into a brand in 2012.

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“Game of Thrones” Star Michiel Huisman Boards “The Haunting of Hill House” at Netflix

michiel huisman excerptStreaming network Netflix has tapped Michiel Huisman to join upcoming drama The House of Haunting Hill. The series is a reboot of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel which was previously adapted into films in 1963 and 1999.

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Sundance Hit “Brigsby Bear” Keeps Things Mysterious in Teaser Trailer (Video)

brigsby bear excerptSony Pictures Classics picked up heartfelt indie comedy Brigsby Bear after it debuted to strong reviews earlier this year at Sundance. The teaser trailer keeps the plot hidden, instead focusing on tugging at viewer’s emotions and drawing them in with mystery.

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Netflix Nabs CW Pilot “Insatiable” Starring Debby Ryan

debby ryan excerptAfter receiving a pass from The CW, drama pilot Insatiable has been given new life at Netflix with a series order. The project stars Disney Channel alum Debby Ryan and Dallas Roberts.

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Facebook Saves “Loosely Exactly Nicole” from the Chopping Block

nicole byer excerptAfter being canceled at MTV, freshman comedy series Loosely Exactly Nicole has been snagged by Facebook for their growing original video programming lineup. The social media site previously announced their focus on originals and brought in CollegeHumor’s Ricky Van Veen to be the head of global creative strategy.

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CLAWS Review: “Pilot”

claws bannerSeason 1, Episode 1 – I tuned into Claws with intrigue and had even higher hopes for this Florida based dramedy not only because of my never ending love for Niecy Nash but being from Florida, I needed them to get this right. Luckily, for me and everyone that tuned in they did get it right.

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Marvel Debuts “Black Panther” Trailer During NBA Finals

black panther poster excerptIt’s finally here. Marvel has released the first trailer for Black Panther, the universe’s first black superhero to headline a film and judging by the initial footage, this film has the potential to be one of the best in the MCU.

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Marvel Releases “Black Panther” Poster & Teases Trailer

black panther poster excerptWe still a little ways to go before Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER hits theaters next February, but the hype is already building with the release of the official film poster and news that a trailer will be dropped during Game 4 of the NBA Finals tonight.

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BRIGSBY BEAR Film Review: Kyle Mooney Shows the Healing Power of Fandom with this Indie Comedy

brigsby bear excerptYour typical indie comedy will give you honey-colored hues, beautiful shots of nature, and humorously deadpan conversations over heartfelt tension. Brigsby Bear starring and co-written by Saturday Night Live performer Kyle Mooney will give audiences all that and more with an unexpected twist that drives the emotional current for the full film.

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John Cena Joins Andy Samberg for Drug-Induced Farce “Tour de Pharmacy” (VIDEO)

tour de pharmacyThe “stakes are medium” Jeff Goldblum declares in the hilarious, official trailer for Tour De Pharmacy, the HBO sports mockumentary set to premiere July 8th. The project is the second from Andy Samberg and Murray Miller for the network, who previously did the tennis comedy 7 Days in Hell for the premium network.

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“Mary Poppins Returns” Delivers Practically Perfect First Look (Things We Love)

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Disney first revealed a look at Emily Blunt’s Mary Poppins in the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns a few months ago and are now getting fans excited again with a handful of behind-the-scenes images. The Rob Marshall-directed feature is due out Christmas 2018.

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Tala Ashe Boards the Waverider Crew as “Legends of Tomorrow” Adds Muslim American Hero

tala ashe excerptThe CW continues to add diversity to its primetime lineup as it has cast Tala Ashe in the role of Zari Adrianna Tomaz for season three of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The character is a Muslim American woman from the year 2030 who lives in a world of contradictions.

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STUNT GUYS (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMOut-of-work stuntmen are hired to perform in a cheesy live action show at a new theme park in Dubai. But on opening day, the assembled VIPs and stuntmen’s loved ones are taken hostage by real villains for ransom, and the rival daredevils must use their old-school skills to defeat the high-tech bad guys.

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Amazon Acquires Black List Feature “Linda and Monica” Based on Clinton Scandal

monica lewinsky excerptBlack List screenplay Linda and Monica from Flint Wainess has landed at Amazon Studios with Escape Artist’s Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch set to produce. The project joins a growing list based on the events of President Bill Clinton’s scandal.

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Julia Roberts Circling “Homecoming” TV Series from “Mr. Robot” Creator Sam Esmail

julia roberts excerptOscar-winner Julia Roberts is in talks to headline Homecoming from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail. The project hails from Universal Cable Productions and is based on the fictional podcast of the same name, which debuted last November.

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THE LOST AIRMAN (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on recently declassified materials, tells teh incredible true story of Arthur Meyerowitz, an American turret-gunner whose B-24 bomber was shot down over Vichy France in 1943.

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“Game of Thrones” Sets the Stage for the Great War in Season 7 Trailer (Video)

game of thrones EXCERPTIt’s here! The Game of Thrones official trailer has finally arrived and it looks as though year seven will have a lot more, much needed, action than the previous seasons!

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Spider-Man Suit Steals the Show in Latest Trailer (Video)

spiderman trailerThere have been plenty of teasers and trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming, due out this July, so in some ways every new iteration doesn’t provide a whole lot of new information. So what more could this latest trailer give us? Jarvis.

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UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT Review: Season 3

unbreakable kimmy schmidt excerptSeason 3, Episodes 1-13 – It is impossible to dislike the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Season three has the same flaws as the previous two, with some jokes/storylines that are worth criticism and issues fitting cohesively into the binge format, but also the same positives with a great cast and a seemingly endless well of ideas.

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