Category Archives: Emily Jermusyk

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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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“Forrest Gump” Scribe Eric Roth Teams with Denis Villeneuve for “Dune” Reboot

eric roth excerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Oscar-winning writer Eric Roth has been hired to adapt the classic sci-fi novel Dune by Frank Herbert for Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming film.

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Freeform Sets Iliza Shlesinger Late-Night Series Premiere

iliza shlesinger excerptDisney-owned Freeform is entering the late-night landscape with Truth & Iliza hosted by Iliza Shlesinger. The series is getting a six-week run start May 2 at 10 p.m. on the network and its digital platforms.

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Disney Orders “That’s So Raven” Spinoff Series

raven excerptDisney Channel continues to mine its hits of yesterday for new series as it has just ordered That’s So Raven spinoff Raven’s Home. The series will star Raven-Symone, Annelise Van Der Pol, Issac Brown, Navia Robinson, Jason Maybaum, and Sky Katz.

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“Daily Show” Correspondent Jordan Klepper to Headline Companion Series

jordan klepper excerptCurrent Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper is the latest comedian to land the post-Daily Show slot, following previous hosts Larry Wilmore with The Nightly Show and Stephen Colbert with The Colbert Report. The 11:30 position has most recently been held by @midnight.

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TV Casting Round-Up (04.03.17) – Mira Sorvino to Headline “Three Days of the Condor”, Ron Livingston Boards “Dice”, “Scrubs” Alum Teams Up with Romany Malco, and More…

mira sorvino excerptMira Sorvino has been tapped to headline the television adaptation of 1973 poliitcal thriller Three Days of the Condor and Ron Livingston has signed up for a recurring role on Dice.

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Britt Robertson Stars as Nasty Girl Founder in “Girlboss” Official Trailer (Video)

girlboss excerptIn Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso starts an online, vintage-selling business from home. She’s smart, hard-working, and possibly the heroine that social media-centric, self-made millennials and their audiences are looking for.

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Aubrey Plaza Goes Crazy as “Ingrid Goes West” in Official Teaser (Video)

ingrid goes west excerptIt’s dark, it’s funny, and it’s Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza. What’s not to love about this teaser trailer for Ingrid Goes West?

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“The Office” Grad Rainn Wilson Boards “Star Trek: Discovery”

rinna wilsonHe’s famous for playing Dwight Schrute on The Office but actor Rainn Wilson is about to be known for taking over the role of Harry Mudd on Star Trek: Discovery. The character was originated by Roger C. Carmel in the 19602 Star Trek series.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.30.17) – “Boy Meets World” Alum Books CMT Comedy, Tyler Labine to Star Opposite Alice Eve, “Counterpart” Fills Out Recurring Roles, and More…

ben savageFollowing the cancellation of Girl Meets World, Ben Savage has landed a recurring role on CMT’s Still the King starring Billy Ray Cyrus and Deadbeat star Tyler Labine has joined CBS pilot Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices opposite Alice Eve.

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“Game of Thrones” Reaching the End of Its Long Walk to the Throne in Teaser Trailer (Video)

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Let the speculation on season seven begin! HBO has just dropped a new teaser trailer for Game of Thrones.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.29.17) – “Real O’Neals” Actor to Lead “Living Biblically”, Ryan Hansen Stops By “Real Life”, Michael Landes Replaces Tim DeKay, and More…

ryan hansen excerptReal O’Neals‘ star Jay R. Ferguson has signed on to star in Living Biblically, putting the show in second position after the ABC sitcom which is unlikely to get a third season order. Meanwhile, Sharp Objects rounds out its cast with the addition of three recurring roles.

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “Doomworld”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 16 – The Legends face-off against the Legion of Doom in what is definitely the darkest timeline of the show, setting up an excited third act for the sophomore season.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.28.17) – Billy Eichner Tapped for “American Horror Story”, “Lore” Casts Its First Role, Archie Panjabi Books “Next of Kin”, and More…

billy eichnerThe Good Wife‘s Archie Panjabi and The Pirates of the Carribbean‘s Jack Davenport are teaming up for ITV’s Next of Kin and Billy Eichner has joined the anthology series American Horror Story.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.27.17) – Anna Akana Boards “Stitchers”, Katie Cassidy Returns to “Arrow, Louis Hertham Promoted on “Westworld”, and More…

anna akanaYouTube star Anna Akana to recur on Freeform’s sci-fi drama Stitchers and Laurel Lance is set to return to Arrow once again as Katie Cassidy signs on for series regular role in season six.

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Miles Teller to Headline “Too Old to Die Young” from Nicolas Winding Refn

miles tellerWhiplash star Miles Teller has boarded Nicolas Winding Refn’s Amazon series Too Old to Die Young. The network has been luring plenty of top tier talent with their development slate, including Robert De Niro and Julieanne Moore.

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Nic Pizzolatto Teams Up with David Milch for “True Detective” on Season Three

true detectiveAfter hanging out in hiatus since its poorly reviewed second season, True Detective season three may finally be on the move as creator Nic Pizzolatto is reportedly teaming up with Deadwood‘s David Milch for the new episodes. The third season is still waiting on an official series order.

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Sarah Silverman Talk Show “I Love You, America” Lands at Hulu

sarah silvermanStand-up comedian Sarah Silverman is set to star on Hulu talk show I Love You, America. The talk/variety show was taken out last month to cable and digital networks by Funny or Die and has now received a 10-episode straight-to-series order.

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