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LIMITLESS Review: “Finale: Part Two!!”

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CBS, please renew this little gem of a show so that I have an hour each week that I know will just be fun. Not gritty. Not so OMG twisty that I need to take notes. Just good fun. How did Limitless end it’s good fun freshman season? With #squadgoals. What did you expect?

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LIMITLESS Review: “Finale: Part One!”

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The nice thing about Limitless is that the writers really do understand the tropes of TV procedurals, and they’re pretty consistently adept at subverting them. So I’m patiently waiting for the payoff to some of those tropes from last night’s “Finale: Part One!”

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LIMITLESS Review: “Hi, My Name Is Rebecca Harris”

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Sandwiched between two off weeks, I was prepared for a crazy amazing Rebecca-centric episode that propelled us forward. Instead, we as viewers treaded water while Rebecca’s suspicions were generally confirmed.

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LIMITLESS Review: “A Dog’s Breakfast”

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Oh God bless you, Limitless! You’re back! This is the show I fell for last year, with tight & smart pacing, fun & unusual cases, and an engaging season arc that didn’t feel tacked on for the dramazzz.

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LIMITLESS Review: “Bezgranichnyy”

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After a couple weeks of some very ADHD episodes, Limitless got itself together and focused on one story without trying to meld multiple homages together. They also brought back Georgina Haig as Piper. She’s probably the most interesting recurring character in the series.

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{Exclusive} Good Universe Sets Thriller “Intrusion” From “Buried” Scribe Chris Sparling

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Sea Smoke Entertainment is partnering with Good Universe on a new thriller from Buried scribe Chris Sparling.

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LIMITLESS Review: “Close Encounters”

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Something has happened since Limitless returned from hiatus. After a couple episodes that were fantastic, the soon-to-be-renewed freshman drama seems to have developed a late-onset case of ADHD.

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LIMITLESS REVIEW: “Sands, Agent Of Morra”

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If you ever wanted to know what’s really up with the mysterious Mr. Sands, here’s your chance. In a jam-packed character history hour, we get to find out precisely what made Mr. Sands into the cold, intimidating man he is today.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Tony Danza And Arielle Kebbel Book NBC Pilots

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Tony Danza and Arielle Kebbel each book NBC pilots; Kelly Oxford and Molly McNearey head to TV Land; Andy Daly joins Anna Gunn in Chuck & Bean; and more in today’s TV casting news!

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{Exclusive} DreamWorks Signs Lease For S.L. Grey’s Latest Thriller “The Apartment”

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In advance of its July release, DreamWorks has nabbed the rights to the horror-thriller novel about a couple whose house-swap vacation doesn’t go as planned, leaving them with the unsettling feeling that there’s now something sinister about their own home.

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THE APARTMENT (SALES)

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A couple hopes a house swap with a Parisian couple will be the perfect chance to leave their troubles behind, but the apartment is a run-down wreck. When they return home, the couple can’t shake the feeling that there’s now something sinister about their own home.

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“Weeds” Alum Justin Kirk Replaces Stephen Moyer In “The Tribes Of Palos Verdes”

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Justin Kirk is now set to star opposite Jennifer Garner in the indie coming-of-age drama, taking over the role initially set for Moyer, who exited the pic earlier this month due to scheduling issues. Clueless star Alicia Silverstone has also joined the cast.

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Breaking Bad” Alum Anna Gunn Lands Comedy Pilot

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Skyler White herself, Anna Gunn will co-star in ABC’s Chunk & Bean single-cam comedy pilot. See today’s biggest TV casting news, including , Happy Endings, Revenge, & The Walking Dead alums.

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#TB Thursday: Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Buffy Had Nothing On Her Character In “Cruel Intentions”

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Buffy Summers is a kick-ass character, sure. But next to charismatic, conniving, confident Kathryn Merteuil of Cruel Intentions, she’s just another chosen one.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL HEIST (Pitch)

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A ring of con men, led by Bob Cratchit and Charles Dickens, plot to steal the crown jewels being transported for Queen Victoria’s Christmas holiday in the country.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (2.18.16)

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Even if Deadpool dropped 90% from its boffo opening weekend, it would still easily maintain the top spot this week against little competition from new releases and no competition from last week’s class. The thing to watch is the battle between The Witch and Risen, each vying to see if they can knock Kung Fu Panda 3 out of second.

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Hunger Games” Star Heading To Seth Rogen’s Hulu Pilot

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Josh Hutcherson will star in Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Future Man, UnReal H.G. Wells casting, The 100 alum joins Archie Panjabi’s Jury – See today’s biggest TV casting news.

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LIMITLESS REVIEW: “UNDERCOVER!”

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As usual, Limitless delivers on the easy-to-enjoy procedural front, but this was an episode that could have been so much more. “Undercover!” melded a spy movie with a “here’s how it all went down” structure, and it needed to just stuck with one or the other.

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Paul Lee Out At ABC – What Does This Mean For Pilot Season?

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ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee is stepping down and ABC’s head of drama Channing Dungey will take over, suggesting ABC’s drama slate is on solid ground but potentially marking a shift in its comedy focus.

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TV Casting Round-Up: “The Soup” Host Joel McHale Heads To “The Great Indoors”

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Creator Mike Gibbons wrote the role with the Community star in mind. Magic Mike XXL‘s Adam Rodriguez lands ABC pilot. John Lithgow and Sherri Shepherd hit The Trail – See today’s biggest TV casting news.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (02.16.16)

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We were wrong. Everyone was wrong. Deadpool was obviously going to be #1 by a mile, but it turns out that mile was actually more like five miles. And then some. At $152 million for the four-day holiday, the “Merc with a Mouth” left barely a record standing.

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Only You Can Help Leo Win An Oscar!

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This might finally be the year Leonardo DiCaprio wins an Oscar… but only with your help! Play Leo’s Red Carpet Rampage, an arcade style platform game where you must get Leo an Oscar or die trying.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Daniel Craig And Scott Rudin Shopping Drama Series

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The James Bond star will topline the series based on Jonathan Franzen’s Purity, Fox puts A.P.B. out on Under The Dome‘s Natalie Martinez, House and White Chicks fave set for Comedy Central pilot – See today’s biggest TV casting news.

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{Exclusive} “Goosebumps” Producer Will Summon “Spirit Animals” To The Big Screen For Universal

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The producer behind Goosebumps and The Golden Compass is developing the best-selling YA series as part of Silvertongue’s first look deal with Universal.

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SPIRIT ANIMALS (SALES)

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Four young heroes have each summoned a beast of legend – a spirit animal – and together they embark on a quest to find legendary talismans before they fall into enemy hands.

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Watch The New Song And First Clip From “The Powerpuff Girls” Reboot

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Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are back to save the world before bedtime, and if the awesome new music video is any indication, they’re ready to “power it up!”

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TV Casting Round-Up: Fox Picks Up “Lethal Weapon” Pilot Starring Damon Wayans

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The In Living Color actor/writer will star as Roger Murtaugh in the remake, Walking Dead alum joins Hayley Atwell’s ABC pilot, Tracey Wigfield’s NBC pilot casts My Big Fat Greek Wedding alum – See today’s biggest TV casting news.

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THE GROWNUP (SALES)

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A ghost story similar to Henry James’ Turn of the Screw with a female lead.

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{TV Trailer} ROADIES – Official Trailer (Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, Imogen Poots)

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An insider’s look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of “roadies” who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way. The music-infused series from Oscar-winner Cameron Crowe premieres June 26 on Showtime.

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{TV Trailer} THE NIGHT MANAGER – Official Trailer (Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Coleman)

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An update of John le Carré’s drama, The Night Manager follows a former British soldier recruited to infiltrate the inner circle of an international businessman and neutralize his alliance between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. The mini-series premieres April 19 on AMC.

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