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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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Apple Wins Isaac Asimov “Foundation” Series from David Goyer, Josh Friedman

FoundationGoyerFriedmanThe series of science fiction novels have been influential on everyone from George Lucas to George RR Martin, but previous attempts to turn it into a feature film or television series have generally failed.

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AMC Greenlights Horror Series “NOS4A2” Based on Joe Hill Novel

AMCNOS4A2The series follows a young artist who discovers she has the supernatural powers to track an immortal that feeds off the souls of children.

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“Star Trek: Discovery” Adds Anson Mount for Second Season

AnsonMountGettyThe actor who recently played Black Bolt on Marvel’s The Inhumans will play a popular character that appeared both in the original Star Trek series and in J.J. Abrams’ first two movies.

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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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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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Tiffany Haddish to Produce Comedy Series “Unsubscribed” at HBO

TiffanyExcerptThe show is being described as an examination of female blackness, beauty, and identity through a behind-the-scenes look at the Instagram hustle.

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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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Karl Urban to Star in Amazon’s Superhero Series “The Boys” as Billy Butcher

KarlExcerptThe series centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “the boys”, who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their grit and willingness to fight dirty.

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Half-Hour Comedy “Pissed” Has Hollywood Wetting Itself With Laughter

PissedThe half-hour, single camera comedy from writers Adam Rose and Scott Shapiro follows a clean urine dealer who has an anger management problem, so the title works on multiple levels.

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FX Orders PIlot for Series Based on Brian K. Vaughan’s “Y: The Last Man”

FXYTheLastManPublished for 60 issues by Vertigo Comics in the early ’00s, the post-apocalyptic dram follows the sole-living man as he travels across the female-dominated earth with his pet monkey.

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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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Jordan Peele to Produce Lorena Bobbit Documentary Series for Amazon

JordanExcerpt In 1993, Lorena made headlines when she cut off her husband’s penis. She later claimed that she did so after he raped her. The series will examine how the case laid the foundation for the modern 24-hour news cycle and increasing sensationalistic media coverage.

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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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Jay and Silent Bob to Return With New VR Series Shot From Kevin Smith’s POV

Silent Bob VRShot entirely from the perspective of Bob (Kevin Smith), viewers will embody the silent fanboy himself while alpha-slacker Jay (Jason Mewes) leads the way through a string of idiotic adventures.

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Jennifer Gwartz & Jon Harmon Feldman Sell “Lost Boys and Technicolor Girls” & “Ex-Best” to Freeform

FreeformExcerptLost Boys and Technicolor Girls is an hourlong drama based on an upcoming book by Alice Bermans, and Ex-Best is a half-hour comedy based on the web series of the same name.

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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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“The Affair” Returns with Season 4 Teaser & Poster Art

AffairExcerptThe series explores the emotional and psychological effects of an affair that destroyed two marriages, and the crime that brings these individuals back together.

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TV Casting Round-up (04.3.18) Toby Huss, Leah Gibson and Jackson Pace Land Roles & More…

TVExcerptHalt and Catch Fire alum Toby Huss and Jessica Jones‘ star Leah Gibson have been cast as series regulars in an upcoming half hour drama. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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Anthony Hemingway to Direct Premiere Episode of “The Purge” Series for USA/Syfy

AnthonyExcerptThe series will be an entirely new entry into America’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness and is slated to launch in conjunction with the next installment in the movie franchise, The First Purge.

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Kathryn Newton to Return for Season 2 of “Big Little Lies” as HBO Series Adds Two New Cast Members

Kathryn NewtonRobin Weigert, Merrin Dungey and Sarah Sokolovic are also coming back, and they’ll be joined by Crystal Fox and Mo McRae. Andrea Arnold is directing the seven-episode second season.

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Eric Bana to Star as John Meehan in Bravo’s True Crime Anthology Series “Dirty John”

EricExcerpt The series is based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard.

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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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Kathryn Hahn, Nicole Holofcener Teaming for HBO Comedy Pilot “Mrs. Fletcher”

HahnHolefcenerFletcherIf the pilot goes to series, this would be the second series HBO does with author Tom Perrotta based on one of his works, following the cult hit series The Leftovers.

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Kenneth Branagh to Star In, Produce “A Gentleman in Moscow” for eOne Television

BranaghGentlemaninMoscowBased on Amor Towles’ novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel, the television film will be adapted by Tom Harper (War and Peace).

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Neil Gaiman, Akiva Goldsman Adapting Mervyn Peake’s “Gormenghast” for FremantleMedia TV Series

GaimanGoldsmanGormenghastGaiman will exec. produce the series under his multi-year exclusive deal with FremantleMedia following the success of the Starz series American Gods based on Gaiman’s novel.

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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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Nostalgia is Bigger Than Ever, but Maybe It’s Time to Move Forward Rather than Looking Back? (Opinion)

RoseanneIronGiantThe Roseanne revival is one of ABC’s biggest hits since the original Roseanne, while Steven Spielberg revisits his own past in Ready Player One.

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“Roseanne” Revival Renewed for Season 2 by ABC

RoseExcerptThe order is for 13 episodes, up from 9 in the current first installment of the revival.

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