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EMMY AWARDS Review: Stephen Colbert Brings Humor and Inclusivity

donald gloverThe Emmy Awards happily danced through the three hours but never left a moment without touching on the larger conversations of diversity and the current White House administration.

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Stephen Colbert Opens Emmys with Song, Dance, & Politics

emmys excerpt“Tonight, we binge ourselves,” declared this year’s Emmy host Stephen Colbert. Delivering a solid start to the awards show, Colbert began the night with a pre-taped portion of song, dance, before heading into a live monologue that doubled down on the political humor that has made him the biggest name in late-night this year.

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Patty Jenkins Officially Set to Helm “Wonder Woman” Sequel

patty jenkins excerptSince the box office smash debuted earlier this summer, it appeared a given that Jenkins would return to helm the follow-up with reports saying that she was already working on a script with Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.

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Thor Leads the “Revengers” in NFL Opening-Night Promo (Video)

thor trailer excerptIs it November yet? Marvel dropped a new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok in the middle of NFL’s opening night game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs.

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Greg Berlanti’s “Titans” Casts Minka Kelly and Alan Ritchson as Dove and Hawk

alan ritchson excerptThe series from Warner Bros. TV is set to bow in 2018 as part of a new direct-to-consumer digital service from the WB. He joins previously cast Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, and Teagan Croft.

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“Theory of Everything” Scribe to Pen “How to Stop Time” Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

anthony mccarten excerptThe project stars Benedict Cumberbatch who is also executive producing through his SunnyMarch Productions with Canongate CEO Jamie Byng.

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New Line Moving Forward with “It” Sequel

it excerpt 2Gary Dauberman has closed a deal to write the second installment. The sequel had been the goal from the get go and would be called Chapter Two.

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Hyde Park Nabs Spec Based on Kennedy & Nixon Friendship

hyde park excerptThe company will announce a director for a project soon with production scheduled for early next year. The feature is described as in the vein of Frost/Nixon.

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Connie Britton Books Recurring Role on Showtime Comedy “SMILF”

connie britton excerptAlso recurring on the series are Miguel Gomez, Raven Goodwin, and Mark Webber. The series is based on the Sundance Award-winning short film by Frankie Shaw, who stars in, writes, and produces the series.

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The 25 Best Movies From 25 Years Ago: “Reservoir Dogs” Highlights the Underrated Class of 1992

1992SmallThey just don’t make movies like they used to. Seriously. 1992 isn’t generally regarded as a landmark year for cinema but you’d be wrong to dismiss it. The films are still very much part of the culture, starting with Quentin Tarantino’s directorial debut and A Few Good Men.

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Comedy Streaming Service Seeso to End This Year

seeso excerptThe service launched in January 2016 at a monthly rate of $3.99 and streams NBC late night, well known NBC sitcoms, and classic series such as Monty Python’s Flying Circus, in addition to creating original programming.

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Aaron Eckhart Boards Matthew Weiner’s Amazon Series “The Romanoffs”

aaron eckhartEckhart joins previously cast Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jack Huston, Amanda Peet, and Mathe Keller. The series is made up of eight, stand alone episodes directed by Weiner.

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RuPaul Dramedy from Bad Robot in the Works at Hulu

rupaul excerptSet in New York City in the Reagan era in the 1980s, the series is a fictionalized version of RuPaul’s rise from club kid to drag queen, gay icon, and global star.

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“Insecure” and “Ballers” Land Season Renewals from HBO

insecure excerptInsecure is currently airing its second season while Ballers airs its third. Both shows have seen record viewership this year.

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Showtime Limited Series “Escape at Dannemora” Adds David Morse

david morse excerptEmmy nominated actor David Morse has joined Benicio Del Toro in Showtime’s upcoming limited series Escape at Dannemora. The project also stars Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano.

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NBC and Vin Diesel Developing “Miami Vice” Reboot

miami vice excerptThe series hails from Vin Diesel’s One Race Television and Chris Morgan Productions. Morgan and Diesel previously worked together on the film franchise Fast and Furious.

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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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“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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