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Netflix Orders “Unbelievable” Sexual Assault Miniseries

unbelievable The eight-episode limited series will tackle the true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the two female detectives who followed a twisting path to arrive at the truth.

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“The Mighty Ducks” Reboot in the Works as a TV Series

mighty ducks The original film’s screenwriter Steven Brill and original producer Jordan Kerner are behind the reboot, with Brill writing the pilot script.

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“What We Do in the Shadows” in the Works as FX TV Series

what we do in shadows Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi will serve as executive producers on this reboot of their own cult hit movie.

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Fox Selects Eight Participants for 2018 Writers Lab

Screen Shot 2018-01-22 at 12.09.22 PM 21st Century Fox Global Inclusion announced the eight participants in its seventh annual Fox Writers Lab.

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TNT “Snowpiercer” Series Loses Showrunner Josh Friedman

snowpiercer Sources say the writer/producer, who wrote the pilot episode, left the show due to creative differences.

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Chuck Lorre Netflix Sitcom “The Kominsky Method” Rounds Out Cast Joining Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin

sarah baker Sarah Baker, Emily Osment and others have signed on to round out the cast of the Hollywood-set comedy.

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“Black-ish” Spinoff “Grown-Ish” Renewed for Season 2 at Freeform

grownish Grown-ish has been renewed for a second season on Freeform.

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Freeform Sets “Cloak and Dagger,” “The Bold Type” Premiere Dates

top10-theboldtype The network also set a March 29 premiere date for new mermaid drama Siren and April 4 for Season 2 of Bella Thorne drama Famous in Love.

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“Party of Five” Reboot in the Works at Freeform

party of five The new take on the sibling drama hails from original creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman and Sony Pictures TV, and this time the Salingers become the Mexican-American Buendias.

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ABC Developing Reincarnation Cop Drama “Then Again” (Exclusive)

abc banner The supernatural cop drama from Flightplan writer Peter Dowling follows LAPD officer Steven “Coop” Cooper, who must relive his past life as he hunts down a mass murderer.

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Michael Wolff’s Donald Trump Book “Fire and Fury” to Become TV Series

Fire and Fury Endeavor Content has purchased the rights to Wolff’s book and will shop it to studios and networks.

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Kristen Wiig to Star in Apple Comedy Series From Reese Witherspoon

kristen wiig Apple has picked up its first scripted comedy series featuring yet another A-list package, with Kristen Wiig set to star and Reese Witherspoon executive producing.

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“Black Lightning” Showrunner on Why He Didn’t Want to Tell an Origin Story

black lightning “I’m sure if I had done it in an origin story, you know what people would say? ‘Eh, it’s another fucking origin story,'” Salim Akil tells Tracking Board about his new CW superhero series.

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Paramount Network Bosses Want to “Make Linear TV Urgent Again”

waco “Why did we go with Waco first? Because we believe it’s a big, broad show and everybody will watch it, but we think it will still have some resonance with the Spike viewers,” added Kevin Kay, president of Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT.

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“You” Showrunner on Subverting the Lifetime ‘Stalked Woman’ Trope

sera gamble “We talk about what we call the ‘white knight syndrome,’ the idea that you should save women,” Sera Gamble said regarding her new series starring Penn Badgley.

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Crackle in Development on New Projects From Gary Oldman, Rob Riggle

GaryOldman The Butcher is a supernatural murder mystery and Rob Riggle’s Jet Ski Academy stars the comedian as a fictional version of himself.

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“The Looming Tower” Future Seasons Could Go Backwards or Forwards in Time

looming tower “Without giving too much away, some of the cast would have to change,” showrunner Dan Futterman told reporters.

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Starz Boss on “American Gods” Shakeup: Neil Gaiman to Take More Central Role Following Bryan Fuller-Michael Green Exit

american gods “As you can see, we are having some trouble getting the second season underway,” Chris Albrecht said during his executive session at the Television Critics’ Association’s winter press tour.

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“John Wick” TV Series “The Continental” Lands at Starz

john wick Keanu Reeves, who starred in the film franchise which is now on its second sequel, will serve as an executive producer on the series and could guest star.

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Bryan Fuller Boards Anne Rice “Vampire Chronicles” TV Series Adaptation

vampire chronicles “Almost instantly after we sold the rights last April, we knew we were working with some of the finest producers television had to offer. And those producers knew that Bryan would be a perfect addition to our creative team,” Christopher Rice said.

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“Fahrenheit 451” EP on Bradbury Classic’s Relevance Today: “We Asked for This”

fahrenheit 451 “[Bradbury] was worried about reader’s digest, he was concerned about quick short soundbites. He thought all that was going to destroy concepts of reading, thinking, knowledge. And of course we see that now,” Ramin Bahrani said.

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“The Wangs Vs the World” TV Series Adaptation in the Works at Hulu

wangs vs Chu is also behind Warner Bros’ Crazy Rich Asians, the first Asian-led studio film since The Joy Luck Club in 1993.

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Brad Garrett to Recur on “I’m Dying Up Here” Season 2

brad garrett Garrett will play comedy legend Roy Martin, who arrives on the scene at Goldie’s and drops bombs and wisdom on the club’s comics.

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“Mr. Mercedes” Adds Jack Huston to Season 2 Cast

jack huston Ten new episodes of the detective drama series will return to DirecTV in summer 2018.

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Super Deluxe Sells Supernatural Drama “Chambers” to Netflix, Developing “My Beautiful Launderette” Series With Kumail Nanjiani

my beautiful launderette The original 1985 film starred Daniel Day Lewis and followed a Pakistani man and his boyfriend who ran a laundromat in London.

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Apple Orders Sci-Fi Series “See” From “Hunger Games” Director, “Peaky Blinders” Creator

francis lawrence See marks the fourth high profile scripted series pickup for Apple, who is jumping into the premium TV pool with a huge splash.

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“Snowpiercer” Adaptation Ordered to Series on TNT

snowpiercer “I’m a personal fan of Bong Joon Ho’s epic film, and jumped at the chance to honor his original vision, yet expand upon the world and characters with a diverse, award-winning cast,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT.

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Here’s How Superman Could Show Up on Syfy’s “Krypton”

Krypton - Season 1 “The door is open for anything,” executive producr David S. Goyer said.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Wrote Original Music for “Rise”

lin-manuel-miranda-feature “When we were prepping the episode, I realized I was not the guy to write this. So I called Jeffrey Sellers, and and I was like, you know I would love to get someone to write this. And I was saying, ‘somebody like Lin-Manuel Miranda,'” Jason Katims told Tracking Board.

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“Roseanne” Revival Cast, Producers Can’t Escape Shadow of Barr’s Trump Support

Screen Shot 2018-01-08 at 5.50.10 PM “Half the people voted for Trump and half didn’t. So it’s just realistic,” the star and executive producer said about depicting politics on the show.

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