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Fox Orders Trio of Pilots Including Comedy “Our People” from Lee Daniels

lee danielsLee Daniels continues to grow his relationship with the Fox network as the comedy Our People has landed a pilot order. Daniels already has Empire and Star, and last summer it was announced he’s developing the drama Mason Dixon with Julian Breece at the network.

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Marisa Tomei Guest-Starring in Season 2 of “Handmaid’s Tale”

marissa tomeiiOscar-winner Marisa Tomei is joining the sophomore season for a guest-starring role. Creator Bruce Miller confirms that Tomei will be playing a commander’s wife.

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“Handmaid’s Tale” Debuts Season 2 First Look Following Golden Globes Win (Video)

handmaids taleAfter taking home major awards at both the Emmys and Golden Globes, The Handmaid’s Tale continues to keep the buzz going today as it releases the first look video at season two along with some gorgeous photos.

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“Black Lightning” Creator Wants People of All Ages to Use Their Voice

black lightning tca“At some point we can’t just keep sitting on the sidelines and hoping to enjoy the fruits of other people’s labor or being led by other people’s greed. [Activism] is not just for the young people to do,” says executive producer Mara Brock Akil.

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The Tracking Board’s Can’t-Miss, 100 Percent Accurate 2018 Golden Globes Predictions

GoldenGlobesbannerDon’t go betting the farm on our crystal ball, for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association can be an unpredictable bunch, as that hilarious comedy The Martian can attest.

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Your Complete Guide to 2018 TV Premieres

black lightningEvery year the networks introduce more new series at midseason, bury cult hits, and make tweaks to their earlier fall decisions. 2018 might be next year, but these premieres are fast approaching!

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“Stripes” TV Series in the Works at CBS with Ivan Reitman Directing

stripesThe single camera comedy will be penned by Whitest Kids U’Know comedians Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, and Zach Cregger. The original film debuted in 1981 and starred Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, John Candy, and Sean Young.

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Taraji P. Henson to Headline “What Men Want” from Paramount Players

taraji p hensonThe film is inspired by the romantic comedy What Women Want from Nancy Meyers, with Henson playing a sports agent who gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts.

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Sandra Bullock to Portray State Senator Wendy Davis in “Let Her Speak”

sandra bullockDavis garnered national attention for single-handedly filibustering for 13 hours in 2013 against one of the country’s most strict anti-choice laws.

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Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” Debuts Final Trailer

The latest animated feature announces “family is forever” as Miguel is reunited with his ancestors.

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Carey Mulligan Tapped to Play Gloria Steinem in “An Uncivil War”

Mulligan is the second actor to sign on this week to portray the feminist activist following Julianne Moore in “My Life on the Road”.

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Warner Bros. in Talks with Amazon for “Lord of the Rings” Series

No deal has been set but reports state that CEO Jeff Bezos is personally involved in negotiations.

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Ben Mendelsohn Circling Villain Role in “Captain Marvel”

The film is set to star Oscar-winner Brie Larson in the title role with Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directing.

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Morgan Freeman to Headline Colin Powell Biopic

The project is directed by Reginald Hudlin, who recently helmed the Thurgood Marshall biopic “Marshall” starring Chadwick Boseman.

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“Jack and the Beanstalk” Feature “Gigantic” Canceled at Disney

The project was set to be released in 2020 with “Inside Out” co-write Meg LeFauve and Nathan Greno directing.

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“Vampire Diaries” Showrunner Developing “Black Widows” TV Series

The project is in the works at ABC and is based on the Scandinavian series from Mikko Polla and Roope Lehtinen.

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THE HALCYON Review: Season 1

Halcyon ExcerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-2 – If you’re still missing Downton Abbey, Ovation Network’s The Halcyon may be your new favorite show.

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“Versailles” Infuses New Life into Season 2 with Help from Jessica Clark

palatine excerptThe Tracking Board sits down with producer Aude Albano and actor Jessica Clark to talk all things Versailles, which debuts its second season this weekend.

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VERSAILLES Review: Season Two

versailles logoSeason 2, Episodes 1-3 -Ovation’s decadent Versailles returns this weekend with all the luxury and scandal you’ve been missing.

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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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