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“Nightflyers” Showrunner Daniel Cerone Exits George R.R. Martin’s Space Drama

NightExcerptShowrunner Daniel Cerone, who boarded the adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s novella when it was officially picked up to series in January, has exited the project over creative differences.

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David Tennant Joins Lena Dunham’s New HBO Comedy Mini-Series “Camping”

DavidTennantGettyThe former Doctor Who and star of Marvel’s Jessica Jones will play the lead character Walt in the American version of Julia Davis’ British series.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Drama “Patrick Melrose” Will Launch Showtime’s Saturday Originals

BenedictPatrickMelroseThe Cumberbatch drama will be the first of Showtime’s original scripted series to air on Saturday night, following other cable networks taking advantage of the lack of network viewing options.

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Nickelodeon Trying to Reboot “Clarissa Explains It All” with Melissa Joan Hart

ClarissaRebootOriginal series creator Mitchell Kriegman and Melissa Joan Hart are both in active negotiations to revive the show that ran for five seasons in the early ’90s. Hart went on to star and even direct the original Sabrina, The Teen Witch.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.15.18) – Justin Kirk to Recur on Jim Carrey Comedy “Kidding” and More…

justin kirkThe 100 alum Tati Gabrielle joins Netflix’s Riverdale spinoff, Frequency star Peyton List boards Fox’s Gone Baby series, and Chuck‘s Ryan McPartlin signs on for a co-starring role opposite Jessica Alba in Bad Boys.

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Dax Shepard Books Recurring Role in Netflix’s “The Ranch”

dax shepardNetflix’s multi-camera sitcom is hoping to fill the space left by Danny Masterson’s departure in December with the addition of Parenthood alum Dax Shepard in a recurring role. The role will be in second position after the Liz Meriwether pilot Bless This Mess.

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“The White Princess” Sequel “The Spanish Princess” Gets Greenlight at Starz

the spanish princessLike its predecessors, the series is based on the bestselling books Philippa Gregory. Emma Frost, who adapted the previous installments, returns to serve as showrunner on the new series with Matthew Graham.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.14.18) – Amazon Series “Homecoming” Taps Four Actors to Join Julia Roberts

homecomingSydney Poitier, Shea Whigham, Hong Chau, and Jeremy Allen White are joing Julia Roberts-starrer Homecoming and Netflix’s second season of American Vandal has set its two leading men. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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Ross Lynch Nabs Role of Harvey Kinkle in Netflix’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch Series

Screen Shot 2018-03-14 at 1.11.45 PMMad Men star Kiernan Shipka is set to play the titular role in the project from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti Productions, and Warner Bros. TV. Miranda Otto and Lucy Davis also previously signed on to play Sabrina’s aunts.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.13.18) – CBS Casts Leads in Five Pilots & More…

cagney and laceyJust days after announcing her exit from Grey’s Anatomy, Sarah Drew has landed the the role of Cagney in CBS’s Cagney & Lacey reboot. Michelle Hurd has nabbed the role of Lacey. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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JESSICA JONES Review: Season Two

Jessica jones excerptSeason 2, Episodes 1-13 – The second season of Jessica Jones is perfectly adequate. The story is fine. The character development is fine. It’s aesthetically gorgeous. But it lacks the depth and relevance of the first season in a few crucial ways that leave this feeling pretty basic rather than transformative.

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“Annihilation” Director Alex Garland’s Silicon Valley Drama Pilot “Devs” Ordered by FX

AlexGarlandGettyGarland will write, direct and exec. produce the pilot about a female computer engineer investigating the disappearance of her boyfriend at a San Francisco tech company.

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Hulu Gives Straight-to-Series Order for Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington’s “Little Fires Everywhere”

ReeseKerryCeleste Ng’s book was optioned by Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine last year, who then brought it to Washington’s Simpson Street, and they brought on Liz Tigelaar (Casual) to adapt and act as showrunner for the series.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.12.18) – Robin Tunney, Sarah Wright Olsen, & Nina Dobrev Nab Starring Pilot Roles & More…

robin tunneyAfter several years away from television, Mad Men alum Vincent Kartheiser is back and set to star opposite Rachelle Lefevre in an untitled legal drama from Empire creator Danny Strong. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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Nicole Kidman, David E. Kelley Team Up for “The Undoing” at HBO

nicole kidmanKidman, Kelley, and HBO found great success this past year with their breakout hit Big Little Lies which won eight Emmy Awards and four Golden Globes. The Undoing will be a limited series based on the book You Should Have Known.

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“Frozen” Duo Josh Gad, Kristen Bell to Star in Animated Comedy “Central Park,” Which Gets Two-Season Order From Apple

gad bellApple previously announced orders for a drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, a comedy with Kristen Wiig, and the Amazing Stories reimagining from Steven Speilberg and Bryan Fuller.

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Anna Paquin to Topline Limited Series “Flack” for Pop TV

<> at Build Studio on January 18, 2018 in New York City.The Oscar-winner has most recently been seen on the small screen in WGN’s Bellevue, the Margaret Atwood adaptation of Alias Grace, and Amazon’s Electric Dreams.

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TIMELESS Review: Season Two

Timeless ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 1 – Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus are back on Timeless attempting to stop Rittenhouse from creating a tyrannical world that only benefits its members.

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RISE Review: Season One

Season 2, Episodes 1-10 – Created by Jason Katims and inspired by the book Drama High by Michael Sokolove, Rise is about an English teacher who feels unfilled with his current position and decides to lead the drama program.

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“Rosewood” Star Gabrielle Dennis Cast as Whitney Houston in BET’s “The Bobby Brown Story”

GabrielleDennisWhitneyThe limited series picks up where BET’s hit The New Edition Story left off with Woody McClain reprising his role as the R ‘n’ B “bad boy.”

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“Timeless” Creator Eric Kripke Talks What to Expect in Season 2

timeless 1NBC canceled Timeless last year, but three days later reversed that decision and ordered another season after a passionate outcry from fans of the show. Now co-creator and executive producer Eric Kripke is talking about where the series is headed in its sophomore season.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.09.18) Kelly Rutherford, Lex Scott Davis, Lesli Margherita Land Roles & More…

TVExcerptGossip Girl alum Kelly Rutherford has been cast in Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars‘ spinoff pilot The Perfectionists. Meanwhile, Training Day alumna Lex Scott Davis has been cast as the central character and female lead in ABC’s drama pilot For Love. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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Bravo Developing Limited Series Based on “The Fifth Beatle” Graphic Novel

BrianEpsteinFifthBeatleVivek J. Tiwary will adapt his graphic novel about Beatles manager Brian Epstein that was published by Dark Horse Comics in 2013. Bravo has acquired access to the Beatles catalogue for the series.

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SNEAKY PETE Review: Season Two

sneaky pete excerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-10 – Giovanni Ribisi is back as Marius Josipovic, the con artist with a heart of gold. Still masquerading as his old cell mate Pete Murphy, Marius suddenly finds himself on the hook to Serbian gangsters for 11 million dollars, and he needs all his old friends to keep himself and his new family alive.

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CHAMPIONS Review: Season One

Season 1, Episodes 1-3 – With most comedies, the pilot is rough and they spend their first season working out the kinks, but that’s not the case in Mindy Kaling’s new series.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.08.18) Gil Birmingham, Jane Leeves, Dermot Mulroney Land Roles & More…

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Wind River‘s Gil Birmingham is set for a recurring role on the 3rd season of TNT’s Animal Kingdom. Meanwhile, Frasier alumna Jane Leeves has been tapped for a leading role in Fox’s untitled Erin Foster single-camera comedy pilot. All this and more on today’s TV casting round up.

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“Suits” Spinoff with Gina Torres Picked up to Series

GinaExcerptThe series centers on lawyer Jessica Pearson (Torres) as she adjusts to the dirty world of Chicago politics.

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17 Iconic Women of Television in Honor of International Women’s Day

oprahWomen have been flooding the streets in impressive numbers to bring awareness to a plethora of women’s rights issues. Now, as we celebrate Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day, let’s take a look back at some of the most important women in television history.

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AMC Comedy “Dietland” Gets Two First Look Teasers (Video)

DietlandFirstLookThe series exec. produced by Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, UnREAL) and starring Joy Nash and Emmy winner Julianna Margulies will air two back-to-back episodes on June 4.

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Latest “Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2 trailer is Darker Than Ever (Video)

handmaidsExcerptThe follow-up season to the series’ Emmy-winning debut will be shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the misogynistic and dystopian horrors of Gilead.

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