Category Archives: Emily Jermusyk

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“Daddy’s Home 2” Rivalry Passes to a New Generation with Mel Gibson and John Lithgow (Video)

daddy's home 2 excerptIn pitch-perfect casting, Mel Gibson arrives on the scene as Dusty’s father, Mr. Mayburn, and John Lithgow quickly follows as Brad’s father, Mr. Whitaker in the official trailer for Daddy’s Home 2.

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YouTube Star Anthony Padilla Announces Departure from Smosh

anthony padilla Creator and star of YouTube’s Smosh, Anthony Padilla, gave an emotional goodbye to fans today as he announced his exit from the digital juggernaut. Padilla founded Smosh with Ian Hecox in 2006 before expanding into a brand in 2012.

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“Game of Thrones” Star Michiel Huisman Boards “The Haunting of Hill House” at Netflix

michiel huisman excerptStreaming network Netflix has tapped Michiel Huisman to join upcoming drama The House of Haunting Hill. The series is a reboot of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel which was previously adapted into films in 1963 and 1999.

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Sundance Hit “Brigsby Bear” Keeps Things Mysterious in Teaser Trailer (Video)

brigsby bear excerptSony Pictures Classics picked up heartfelt indie comedy Brigsby Bear after it debuted to strong reviews earlier this year at Sundance. The teaser trailer keeps the plot hidden, instead focusing on tugging at viewer’s emotions and drawing them in with mystery.

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Netflix Nabs CW Pilot “Insatiable” Starring Debby Ryan

debby ryan excerptAfter receiving a pass from The CW, drama pilot Insatiable has been given new life at Netflix with a series order. The project stars Disney Channel alum Debby Ryan and Dallas Roberts.

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Facebook Saves “Loosely Exactly Nicole” from the Chopping Block

nicole byer excerptAfter being canceled at MTV, freshman comedy series Loosely Exactly Nicole has been snagged by Facebook for their growing original video programming lineup. The social media site previously announced their focus on originals and brought in CollegeHumor’s Ricky Van Veen to be the head of global creative strategy.

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Marvel Debuts “Black Panther” Trailer During NBA Finals

black panther poster excerptIt’s finally here. Marvel has released the first trailer for Black Panther, the universe’s first black superhero to headline a film and judging by the initial footage, this film has the potential to be one of the best in the MCU.

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BRIGSBY BEAR Film Review: Kyle Mooney Shows the Healing Power of Fandom with this Indie Comedy

brigsby bear excerptYour typical indie comedy will give you honey-colored hues, beautiful shots of nature, and humorously deadpan conversations over heartfelt tension. Brigsby Bear starring and co-written by Saturday Night Live performer Kyle Mooney will give audiences all that and more with an unexpected twist that drives the emotional current for the full film.

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“Mary Poppins Returns” Delivers Practically Perfect First Look (Things We Love)

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Disney first revealed a look at Emily Blunt’s Mary Poppins in the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns a few months ago and are now getting fans excited again with a handful of behind-the-scenes images. The Rob Marshall-directed feature is due out Christmas 2018.

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Tala Ashe Boards the Waverider Crew as “Legends of Tomorrow” Adds Muslim American Hero

tala ashe excerptThe CW continues to add diversity to its primetime lineup as it has cast Tala Ashe in the role of Zari Adrianna Tomaz for season three of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The character is a Muslim American woman from the year 2030 who lives in a world of contradictions.

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“Game of Thrones” Sets the Stage for the Great War in Season 7 Trailer (Video)

game of thrones EXCERPTIt’s here! The Game of Thrones official trailer has finally arrived and it looks as though year seven will have a lot more, much needed, action than the previous seasons!

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Spider-Man Suit Steals the Show in Latest Trailer (Video)

spiderman trailerThere have been plenty of teasers and trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming, due out this July, so in some ways every new iteration doesn’t provide a whole lot of new information. So what more could this latest trailer give us? Jarvis.

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UPFRONTS: The CW Highlights Diversity and Power of Television

<> on May 18, 2017 in New York City.While ABC, NBC, and CBS delivered trailers depicting heartfelt stories with executives talking brand safety online, CW instead focused their upfront presentation on the heartfelt message that has been winning viewers for years.

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The Complete CW Fall 2017 Schedule

jane the virgin excerptThe CW is following a similar strategy as last year, shifting a critically acclaimed series to Friday night to make way for new series. Last year, they moved Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and this year it’s Jane the Virgin‘s turn.

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UPFRONTS: CBS Takes Jabs While Highlighting Successes at Carnegie Hall

stephen colbert excerptLike their network rivals NBC, CBS brought the star power to their upfront presentation as chairman and CEO Les Moonves and company presented their wares for fall to their advertiser audience. CBS performers Stephen Colbert, Young Sheldon‘s Iain Armitage, James Corden, David Boreanaz, Shemar Moore, and more took the stage.

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CBS Debuts “Star Trek: Discovery” First Look and 2017 Fall Trailers (Video)

star trek excerptCBS unveils their 2017 fall show trailers at their upfront presentation, along with Star Trek: Discovery which, after a few setbacks, is finally ready to bow in just a few months.

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UPFRONTS: TNT Moves into Documentaries & TBS Expands with Conan O’Brien

conan o'brienCabler TNT is hoping to make big waves in the next year as it made clear at the Turner upfronts presentation, where they unveiled a slate that refocuses the network’s brand on high-end drama series and unscripted projects that are documentary-centric. Meanwhile, TBS is continuing to evolve its brand of comedy with talk show host Conan O’Brien showing the network’s ability to grow.

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UPFRONTS: ABC Taps Jimmy Kimmel for Oscars, Sets “The Little Mermaid Live!”

marvel-inhumans-abc excerptWhile ABC was presenting its fall schedule at its upfront presentation, some of the biggest news at their event was regarding the lineup for 2018. Furthest out are the Academy Awards, which will again be hosted by late-night host Jimmy Kimmel.

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UPFRONTS: NBC Revels in “Will & Grace”, Megyn Kelly, and “This is Us” at Presentation

<> on May 15, 2017 in New York City.NBCUniversal put on a big show at their upfront presentation this morning as it paraded a stream of stars for advertisers including Seth Meyers, Megyn Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, the stars of Will & Grace, and more. Energy was high at the event as the network came off a big year with breakout hit This is Us and snagging Megyn Kelly from Fox News.

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The Complete Fox 2017 Fall Schedule

ben mckenzie excerptFox keeps Marvel and DC separate on the schedule and shifts Lethal Weapon to lead on Tuesdays as a lead in for The Mick and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Click here to see Fox’s full fall schedule.

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“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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