Category Archives: Emily Jermusyk

All articles written by Emily Jermusyk.

“Black-ish” Spinoff Heading to Sibling Network Freeform

shahidi excerptThe ABC Black-ish spinoff is nearing a series order but it won’t be on the alphabet’s schedule next fall. Instead, the single-camera comedy starring Yara Shahidi is set to land at sibling network Freeform where execs view the younger-skewing series as a better fit.

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Fox Gives Series Order to Matt Nix and Bryan Singer X-Men Pilot “Gifted”

gifted excerptMarvel series The Gifted has become the first series order for Fox. The project hails from writer Matt Nix and X-Men director Bryan Singer, and stars Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker. The network also released a teaser ahead of their upfront presentation.

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Zach McGowan Lands Starring Role in WWII Drama, Draws Controversy

zach mcgowan excerptThe 100 star Zach McGowan has signed on to headline and produce Ni’ihau with shooting set to begin later this month. Shortly after the announcement though, the project began criticism for McGowan’s casting as the real life Ben Kanahele, a Hawaiian island leader, with many citing the news as another example of “white-washing.”

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“Orange is the New Black” Inmates Unite for Season Five (Video)

orange is the new black excerptOrange is the New Black is gearing up to return for season five this summer and will attempt to do something the women of Litchfield have never done: unite.

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The Complete List of Winners from the 26th MTV Movie Awards

mtv movie awards excerptThe 26th annual MTV Movie Awards was not its usual event this weekend as it was the first time it combined movie and television categories and removed gendered categories. Beauty and the Beast was the big winner of the night, taking home multiple statues and being the inspiration for the event’s opening number.

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“Wonder Woman” Rises for Final Trailer (Video)

wonder womanAfter taking heat recently for a lack of Wonder Woman marketing in comparison to other DC juggernauts, Warner Bros. released one finale, epic trailer for the film during the MTV Movie Awards.

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Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, & Candice Bergen Team Up for “Book Club”

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Bill Holderman’s directorial debut Book Club has added Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, and Candice Bergen to headline. Holderman penned the comedy with Erin Simms and the pair will produce with Andrew Duncan and Alex Saks from June Pictures.

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UPFRONTS: Hulu Highlights Critical Success of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and SVOD Wins

hulu excerptWith the instant critical and viewer praise for The Handmaid’s Tale, the attitude was upbeat at the Hulu presentation at Upfronts. In addition to Handmaid’s Tale, the streaming network announced the big acquisition of the SVOD rights of This is Us and Atlanta, two of the biggest hits of the last year.

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NEWFRONTS: Smosh Continues to Drive the Future of Defy Media

newfrontsNew media company Defy Media is continuing to expand with its in-house brands as it announced three new titles from flagship brand Smosh. Defy’s other most popular brands include Clevver and ScreenJunkies, who both presented new series for 2017.

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NEWFRONTS: Disney Unveils Digital Rebranding for Maker Studios

newfrontsRecent boycott calls for YouTube marketers hang over Disney and Maker Studios New Front presentation, which sought to bring a positive future through re-branding as the Disney Digital Network.

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“Roseanne” Revival in the Works with Stars Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, & Sara Gilbert

roseanne excerptClassic ABC sitcom Roseanne is in the works for a limited revival with original stars Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, and Laurie Metcalf in talks to return. The series joins a growing list of sitcom revivals and reboots including Will & Grace at NBC and Fuller House on Netflix.

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“Hidden Figures” Director Ted Melfi Sets Up Holiday Comedy at Netflix

ted melfiHidden Figures writer-director Ted Melfi has sold the dark, holiday comedy El Camino Christmas to Netflix. Melfi wrote the script with Chris Wehner and has lined up a solid cast for the ensemble.

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SILICON VALLEY Review: “Success Failure”

silicon valley excerptSeason 4, Episode 1 – Silicon Valley returns with the team ready to get to work on a “new Pied Piper” utilizing Dinesh’s video chat, but Richard can’t let go of his algorithm or control leading to a big shift in the company hierarchy.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.21.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptAng Lee finds his next project with high-concept thriller Gemini Man, while Supergirl and Luke Cage stars book new roles. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Margot Robbie Circling Queen Elizabeth Role in “Mary Queen of Scots”

margot robbieSuicide Squad star Margot Robbie is in negotiations to portray Queen Elizabeth in Mary Queen of Scots. Saoirse Ronan will take on the title role in the project from Focus Features and Working Title.

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Callum Turner in Talks to Join Eddie Redmayne for “Fantastic Beasts 2”

callum turner excerptNewt Scamander’s brother is set to join the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with Callum Turner in talks for the role. The film will see Eddie Redmayne return to play Newt and will be joined by Jude Law as Dumbledore.

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Our 10 Favorite Stoners, from the Bong Lovers of “Broad City” to Brad Pitt’s Pothead in “True Romance”

Our Favorite Stoners in Honor of 4/20We’ll be honest, this one was tough. There’s no Jay and Silent Bob, no Annie Hall, no one from Dazed and Confused, no Woody Harrelson, or even Seth Rogen! Hell, the guys from Friday didn’t even make this list, but they sure would’ve been the Honorable Mention… if we were doing one of those.

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Freeform Focuses on Fantasy and Comedy at Upfronts

cloak and daggerJust a day after the premiere of Freeform’s flagship show Pretty Little Liars‘ final season, the network presented to advertisers their plans for the future, with several comedy projects in the works to take their lineup beyond the young melodramas they’re known for.

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“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”, “Alone Together”, and More Unveil Trailers at Freeform Upfronts

cloak and dagger trailerFreeform has two exciting new shows with Mavel’s Cloak & Dagger and the comedy Alone Together from The Lonely Island, showing the young, fresh direction the millennial network is heading. Meanwhile, The Bold Type looks to fill the void left by Good Girls Revolt in a contemporary setting and Siren brings genre-fare with a twist.

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Will Smith Circling Live-Action “Aladdin” for Genie Role

will smithSuicide Squad star Will Smith is in talks to take on the Genie role in Aladdin, the live-action remake of Disney’s animated film, directed by Guy Ritchie. The beloved character was previously played by the late Robin Williams.

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“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Has Us Excited for Summer with Season Three Trailer (Video)

unbreakable kimmy schmidtKimmy Schmidt is back, she’s got her GED, and she’s ready for the next step: College. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt starring Ellie Kemper and Titus Burgess released its season three trailer today and looks like it may be the comedy’s best yet!

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Warner Bros. and Temple Hill Adapting YA Novel “The Season”

THE SEASONWarner Bros. has picked up the film rights to YA novel The Season written by Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer. The project is a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in Texas debutante society.

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“Krypton” Brings DC to Syfy in Official Trailer (Video)

krypton trailer excerptThe minute and a half of Syfy’s upcoming DC series Krypton shows great action drowning in CGI and a grittier world that feels more at home in Rogue One or Firefly than in the Krypton we saw in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel or even CW’s Supergirl.

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Queen Latifah to Topline Flint Water Crisis Movie at Lifetime

queen latifah excerptLifetime original movie Flint has tapped Queen Latifa, Betsy Brandt, Jill Scott, and Marin Ireland to star. The project from Sony Pictures TV will also be executive produced by Latifah.

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Kathleen Robertson to Pen “The Possibilities” Adaptation for Jason Reitman

kathleen robertson excerptFox Searchlight’s adaptation of Kaui Hart Hemmings’ novel The Possibilities has attached Kathleen Robertson to write the script. Helen Estabrook and Jason Reitman will produce with Reitman also set to direct.

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“Detroit” Trailer Lands with John Boyega Caught in Middle of 1967 Riots

john boyega excerptJohn Boyega stars in Kathryn Bigelow’s next Oscar contender, Detroit. The thrilling drama tells the story of the 1967 riots.

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John Cleese to Headline BBC Sitcom for First Time Since “Fawlty Towers”

john cleeseFor the first time since the end of Fawlty Towers, John Cleese will star in a BBC sitcom. The project, Edith, stars Alison Steadman in the title role of the six-part series on BBC One.

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“Thor: Ragnarok” Trailer Pits Thor Against Hulk, Proves Taika Waititi Was a Good Call (Video)

thor ragnarokDirector Taika Waititi isn’t just bring some heightened humor to Thor: Ragnarok, he’s also brought new friends, foes, and some seriously epic fantasy.

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Brendan Fraser to Star Opposite Mira Sorvino in “Condor”

brendan fraser excerptThe Affair actor Brendan Fraser is returning to television to star opposite Max Irons and Mira Sorvino in Condor on AT&T Audience Network. The ten episodes series hails from MGM Television and Skydance TV.

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