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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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“Moonlight” Director Barry Jenkins to Adapt “If Beale Street Could Talk” for Annapurna

barry jenkins excerptOscar-winner Barry Jenkins has set his first post-Moonlight feature film with an adaptation of If Beale Street Could Talk for Annapurna Pictures. The project is based on the novel by James Baldwin and has been an interest of Jenkins for years after he wrote the script in 2013.

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“Smallville” Alum Erica Durance Takes Over Laura Benanti Role on “Supergirl”

laura duranceLaura Benanti is departing the CW actioner Supergirl and passing the role on to Erica Durance. Bernanti played Alura, the mother of the titular hero, and her sister, Astra, who was killed in the first season.

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Netflix Documentary “Icarus” Leads Viewers Through the World of an International Scandal (VIDEO)

icarus excerptNetflix has dropped an intense trailer for the upcoming feature documentary Icarus, which chronicles Bryan Fogel’s investigation into the world of sports doping. Fogel teams up with Russian scientist, Dr. Gregory Rodchenkov, who from the trailer appears to the be the key to the undoing of the international scandal.

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“Episodes” Gang is Reunited for Final Ride in Season 5 Trailer (VIDEO)

episodes excerptSean, Beverly, and Matt LeBlanc are all back and ready to close out the series in the season five trailer of Episodes. The British writing duo has never had an easy time of it as long as they’ve been in Los Angeles, and these last seven installments don’t appear to be any better for them.

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Comic-Con 2017: The Complete TV Panel Schedule (UPDATED)

comic conSan Diego Comic-Con is less than a month away and the schedule is slowly unveiling as HBO and Warner Bros. their schedule for the weekend. Check back here for regular updates as the full television lineup is announced.

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FX Adapting Tet Offensive Bestseller “Hue 1968” into Limited Series

Hue 1968 excerptMark Bowden’s bestselling book Hue 1968 has landed at FX in a competitive situation. The network plans to adapt the project into a ten-hour, limited series event. Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have teamed up to develop the project. The book was published by Grove Atlantic.

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Ava DuVernay and Oprah in the Works on Central Park Five Series with Netflix

ava duvernay excerptNetflix is developing a limited series based on the true story of the Central Park Five jogger case, written and directed by Ava DuVernay. She will executive produce alongside Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Jane Rosenthal, and Berry Welsh.

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Hulu Makes Streaming Deals for HBO & Cinemax

huluJust in time for the season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones, Hulu has secured a deal to stream HBO’s live and on-demand library of feature films, documentaries, sports, and specials for an additional $14.99 a month. For $9.99 a month, subscribers can add Cinemax’s line up as well.

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