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“Now & Then” Comedy Lands Pilot Order at Freeform

freeformThe project hails from Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor, and is penned by Shawn Wines. This marks Honor’s eighth pilot order for Kapital since joining the company a year ago.

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Allison Williams to Guest Star Opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in “Patrick Melrose”

allison williams excerptGet Out star Allison Williams has booked a guest starring role in Showtime’s Patrick Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The project is based on the semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St. Aubyn.

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Details of Amazon Alt-History Drama “Black America” from Will Packer Revealed

will packer excerptHBO isn’t the only network with a post-Civil War alt-history in the works. After Amazon announced earlier this year that they were developing a project with Will Packer and Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder, details of the drama titled Black America have been revealed.

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Jennifer Lawrence Leads an Ominous Tease for “Mother!” (VIDEO)

mother teaser excerptDarren Aronofsky’s Mother! has released its first teaser, featuring Jennifer Lawrence wandering through a large house as tension builds in voice over. “You’re insane!” and “Murderer!” Lawrence cries out off screen as we watch her search the home while Michelle Pfeiffer adds, “God help you.”

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Success is Bitter Sweet for Late Night Comedy Writers

full frontal“My first thought is we’re all going to die,” said Christine Nangle, Head Writer on Comedy Central’s The President Show. She was not alone in her sentiment at the Late Night Writers Panel at the TCAs as they discussed what it is like to wake up every morning to the tweets of the president.

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“Quantico” Star Priyanka Chopra in the Works on Bollywood Comedy at ABC

priyanka chopraABC is teaming up with Quantico star Priyanka Chopra on a new comedy series about a former Bollywood star. Chopra will executive produce the project which is being written by Sri Rao.

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“Transparent” Takes a Trip to Israel in the Season 4 Trailer (VIDEO)

transparent excerptTransparent takes the Pfefferman family on a spiritual and political journey on the upcoming fourth season as the troupe delves into their family’s history and take a trip to Israel. Season 4 premieres September 22.

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Blumhouse TV Adapting TV Series About Donald Trump & Steve Bannon

blumhouse excerptJason Blum’s Blumhouse TV has napped the rights to Joshua Green’s Devil’s Bargain. The book centers around the partnership between President Trump and Steve Bannon. It was published last week and quickly hit the top spot on the New York Times Bestseller List.

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NBC Developing Baltimore-Set Political Drama with “West Wing” Writer & “Orville” Star

<> on May 15, 2017 in New York City.West Wing alum Allison Abner and Orville star Penny Johnson Jerald have teamed up with NBC to develop a political drama following an African American female mayor. Jerald and Abner will executive produce and Abner will also write the series.

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“Wonder Woman” Director Patty Jenkins Reunites with Chris Pine for TNT Series

chris pine patty jenkins excerptWonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and the film’s male lead Chris Pine are reuniting for the six-episode limited drama One Day She’ll Darken. TNT announced at their TCA panel they had given the project a straight-to-series order, with Jenkins attached to direct the pilot and Pine set to star in all six installments.

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Virtual Jon Hamm Woos Lois Smith in the Trailer for “Marjorie Prime” (Video)

marjorie prime excerptIn the trailer for Marjorie Prime, Jon Hamm plays a holographic recreation of the title character’s deceased husband. It looks to be a pensive look at life and memory, how the two effect one another, and how much of a role technology should play.

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Lionsgate Nabs “Ballerina” Spec with Plans to Expand “John Wick” Universe

john wick excerptThe action spec was penned by Shay Hatten, a 23-year-old writer’s assistant at Team Downey who previously wrote the Black List script Maximum King!.

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Fox 21 TV Developing “Apollo 8” Series from “Apollo 13” Author

apollo 8 excerptFox 21 Television Studios has nabbed the TV rights to Apollo 8 in a competitive situation. The book was penned by Jeffrey Kluger, co-author of Apollo 13 which was adapted into the hit 1995 film directed by Ron Howard.

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ABC Locks Fall 2017 Premiere Dates

marvels inhumans excerptThough you could argue that ABC’s fall slate will officially debut in IMAX theaters on September 1 with Marvel’s Inhumans, the launch on the small screen will be September 18 with Dancing with the Stars.

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M. Night Shyamalan Adds Sarah Paulson to “Unbreakable” Sequel “Glass”

sarah paulson excerptAmerican Crime Story actor Sarah Paulson has landed a role in M. Night Shyamalan’s next thriller, Glass. She joins previously cast James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bruce Willis, and Samuel L. Jackson.

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Catch a First Look of Syfy’s “Krypton” in Comic-Con Teaser Trailer (VIDEO)

kryptonSyfy debuted a new teaser trailer for Krypton at Comic-Con this weekend. While it’s not as much footage as fans would’ve liked to have seen, this show does look incredibly fun. Here’s hoping it’s as smart as Syfy’s critically acclaimed The Expanse and as cool as any DC series should be!

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“Rebel in the Rye” Trailer Depicts the Birth of Classic (VIDEO)

rebel in the rye trailer“If there’s one thing I hate, it’s the movies,” said Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger’s acclaimed novel Catcher in the Rye. So if you can’t adapt the story your teacher taught you to love, then adapt the story of the author and the teacher who taught him to love writing.

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Netflix Taps Kevin Spacey to Play Gore Vidal in Biopic

kevin spaceyAn original biopic is in the works at Netflix on the life of Gore Vidal and Kevin Spacey is taking the reins in the title role of Gore. The project will be directed by Michael Hoffman and is currently in pre-production in Rome.

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Amazon Lands Period Drama “Picnic at Hanging Rock” Starring Natalie Dormer

natalie dormer excerptStreaming network Amazon has nabbed the six-episode drama Picnic at Hanging Rock, starring Game of Thrones alum Natalie Dormer. The project is based on the Australian novel by Joan Lindsay and is directed by Larysa Kondracki.

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Taraji P. Henson Burns Up the Screen in “Proud Mary” Trailer (VIDEO)

proud mary excerptIt’s been a great summer of action films starring women, kicking off with Wonder Woman in June and Atomic Blonde looking to be another great addition, and now we’re getting the trailer for Proud Mary which will keep the streak alive next year.

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“13 Reasons Why” Stirs Controversy with Season 2 Announcement (VIDEO)

13 reasons why excerptIt’s a twenty-second video with no footage of any characters, just shots of Liberty High School and an announcement that there will be a season two, but the internet has plenty of feelings regarding the news.

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“Empire” Taps Forest Whitaker for Recurring Role in Season 4

forest whitaker excerptOscar winner Forest Whitaker is headed to the small screen as he joins Empire in a recurring role for season four. He joins Demi Moore who has also signed on for a recurring role after making an appearance in the season three finale.

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Late Night Series “@Midnight” Canceled by Comedy Central

chris hardwickComedy Central continues to play with its late night block with the network announcing that @midnight will end next month. The show is hosted by Chris Hardwick and has been running since 2013.

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Amazon Orders Two Seasons of “Homecoming” Starring Julia Roberts

julia roberts excerptJulia Roberts-starrer Homecoming has landed a two season order from Amazon. The project is an adaptation of the podcast of the same name from Gimlet Media. The podcast launched last November.

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C.J. Wallace & Tyga Join Season 3 Reboot of “Scream” at MTV

cj wallaceMTV is making some big changes for the third season of Scream as the series has tapped C.J. Wallace and Tyga to star. Queen Latifah will executive produce the show and Brett Matthews will serve as showrunner

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“Dexter” Star Michael C. Hall to Return to TV with Netflix Thriller “Safe”

michael c hall excerptNetflix and Canal+ have given a series order to the thriller Safe with Dexter’s Michael C. Hall attached to star alongside Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington. The series will air on Canal+ in France and Netflix globally. Any remaining and secondary rights will be handled by Studiocanal.

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“Stranger Things” Will Only Get Stranger When it Returns This October (VIDEO)

stranger-thingsAfter becoming the hit of the summer in 2016, Stranger Thingsis finally returning for season 2 on October 27. Set in 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgan and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

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George R.R. Martin Producing HBO Adaptation of “Who Fears Death”

martin excerptGame of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin continues to expand his relationship with HBO as he has signed on to executive produce a series adaptation of the book Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafo. The news was announced by Okorafo on Twitter.

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Chris Diamantopoulos & Erinn Hayes Join Amazon Comedy “The Dangerous Book for Boys”

chris d excerptBryan Cranston-produced Amazon series The Dangerous Book for Boys has cast Erinn Hayes and Chris Diamantopoulos in starring roles. The project reunites Diamantopoulos with Amazon, who starred in their recently canceled Good Girls Revolt, and Hayes previously guest starred on Transparent.

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“Curb Your Enthusiasm” to Finally Return to HBO This Fall (VIDEO)

larry david excerptHBO’s Emmy-winning comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm is officially set to return later this year on Sunday, October 1, at 10pm, after a six-year hiatus. The network announced the news via teaser of star Larry David.

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