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'The Mighty Ducks' Television Series in Development

'The Mighty Ducks' Television Series in Development
The Mighty Ducks may take the ice again as a television series about Disney's underdog Minnesota hockey team is currently in development.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that while the live-action series is still a long way from firing knucklepucks, screenwriter Steven Brill – who penned 1992's The Mighty Ducks and the sequels D2 and D3 – and producer Jordan Kerner have concocted a new story about the ragtag youth hockey team.

As there is not yet a script for the project, it's unclear if Emilio Estevez's Gordon Bombay or any
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Did Kevin Spacey Cost Netflix $39 Million?

Did Kevin Spacey Cost Netflix $39 Million?
Did Kevin Spacey cost Netflix nearly $40 million? The streaming giant posted a banner fourth-quarter earnings report on Monday, but it included a $39 million write-down for content the company “decided not to move forward with”… and the “House of Cards” star immediately came to mind. A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to TheWrap the write-down was tied to cancelled Spacey projects. The story was first reported by Bloomberg. The Golden Globe and Oscar winner was exiled from the Netflix political drama following accusations of sexual misconduct in November. The streaming media and video-on-demand service later decided to bring the...
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‘What We Do In The Shadows’ TV Series Reboot From Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi Gets FX Pilot Order, Sets Cast

‘What We Do In The Shadows’ TV Series Reboot From Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi Gets FX Pilot Order, Sets Cast
A reboot of What We Do In The Shadows is in the works for the small screen. FX has given a pilot order to a half-hour comedy based on the 2014 mockumentary horror film co-written, co-directed and starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Clement is attached as writer and executive producer on TV adaptation and Waititi will direct and executive produce. Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen are set to star in the FX pilot, executive produced by…
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The Good Doctor: Will Yun Lee to Guest on ABC TV Show

The Good Doctor: Will Yun Lee to Guest on ABC TV Show
Will Yun Lee is coming to ABC. Entertainment Weekly reports the Hawaii Five-0 star will guest on The Good Doctor. The medical drama stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a new surgical resident with autism and savant syndrome whose incredible memory and keen ability to perceive spatial relations inform Shaun’s gifted comprehension of his patients. The cast also includes Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Beau Garrett, Hill Harper, Tamlyn Tomita, and Richard Schiff.
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‘The Resident’ Consultant Under Review Amid ‘Code Black’ Sexual Harassment Claims

‘The Resident’ Consultant Under Review Amid ‘Code Black’ Sexual Harassment Claims
Twentieth Century Fox Television is reviewing a sexual-harassment claim against Zachary Lutsky, a prominent Hollywood medical consultant who currently works on Fox’s “The Resident” and was the subject of a human-resources investigation while working on ABC StudiosCode Black,” Variety has learned.

“We have only recently learned of these allegations through an inquiry from a reporter,” said a spokesman for 20th Century Fox TV. “We are not aware of any claims made concerning his conduct on ‘The Resident.’ We take these matters seriously and are reviewing this.”

Lutsky served as a medical consultant on season two of “Code Black,” which is produced by ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios. Three sources close to the production told Variety that in 2016 Lutsky had already been informed that his contract would not be picked up for the following season when two female employees told producers that they had been subjected to continuous verbal sexual harassment by Lutsky over a
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Mark Burnett Revives Boxing Series ‘The Contender’ With Epix, Paramount Television

Mark Burnett Revives Boxing Series ‘The Contender’ With Epix, Paramount Television
The Contender” is back in the ring, this time on Epix.

Mark Burnett, MGM TV and Digital and Paramount TV are reviving the boxing competition series that ran on NBC from 2005 to 2009. The show revolves around an elimination-style competition among 16 boxers as they train and fight in the hopes of winning a six-figure purse and the title of “The Contender.” Several pugilists from the earlier incarnation went on to compete in world championships, including Sergio Mora, who took the Wbc Super Welterweight Championship title in 2008.

Eric Van Wagenen is executive producer and showrunner alongside Burnett, who is now president of MGM Television and Digital. Van Wagenen worked on the original series with Burnett. Sylvester Stallone was also on board the NBC version but there’s no word if he’s back again this time.

“Boxing belongs on premium pay television and there is no better home for ‘The Contender’ than Epix.” said Burnett
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‘Timeless’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On NBC

‘Timeless’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On NBC
The canceled-then-quickly-renewed NBC series Timeless has gotten a Season 2 premiere date. The sophomore season of the popular time travel series will debut at 10 PM March 11, following a three-hour premiere of the annual "American Ninja Warrior: USA Vs. the World" special.

Timeless will continue in its Sunday 10 PM slot following the previously announced second-season premiere of Steve Harvey-hosted Little Big Shots and the debut of the Neil Patrick Harris-led gameshow Geni…
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Has ABC Signalled Inhumans’ Cancellation?

Has ABC Signalled Inhumans’ Cancellation?
Bad news, Inhumans fans, it looks like ABC may have cancelled its fledging series after just one season.

Starring Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan and Ken Leung, Inhumans got off to a rocky start. Spectacularly launched in IMAX, the Marvel TV show failed to pull in the critical or commercial acclaim that shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or Daredevil did. Even the honor of being first TV series to air in IMAX couldn’t save Inhumans from a universally panned debut season, meaning that the writing was already on the wall for the show, however, ABC may have just sealed its fate.
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TNT Parts Ways With ‘Snowpiercer’ Showrunner Josh Friedman (Exclusive)

TNT Parts Ways With ‘Snowpiercer’ Showrunner Josh Friedman (Exclusive)
TNT has parted ways with Josh Friedman, the showrunner of the TV adaptation of “Snowpiercer,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Friedman was an executive producer on the project and wrote the pilot, which was shot last year. “Snowpiercer” was ordered to series by TNT earlier this month. A source close to the network cited creative differences as the reason.

The series, based on the 2014 Bong Joon Ho film, takes place seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland and centers on a small band of people who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Jennifer Connelly stars as Melanie Cavill, an important first-class passenger and leader who is fascinated by the less fortunate riders on the train. The “Snowpiercer” cast also includes Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand and Lena Hall.

Friedman had a great
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SAG Awards: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

SAG Awards: Biggest Snubs and Surprises
The Screen Actors Guild usually proves themselves to be creatures of habit: They reward the same stars, year in and year out — following their own patterns rather than setting any new trends.

But the night wasn’t completely by the books. Here’s a look at some of the award show’s biggest curveballs:

Surprise: “This Is Us” (NBC)

Admittedly, this race was a tough one to call: Good arguments could have been made for any of the nominees. But “Stranger Things” was a surprise win last year, and the SAG did it again, crowning the NBC tearjerker. The last time a broadcast series took home the trophy was in 2006 for ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Snub: “Stranger Things” (Netflix)

Speaking of “Stranger Things,” the Netflix series went 0-for-4 tonight. Nothing for David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, the stunt team, or the cast — depriving viewers of yet another rousing speech from Harbour and Winona Ryder’s facial
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Morgan Freeman’s Awkward Shoutout to Lily Tomlin Was The SAG Awards’ Most Unusual Moment — Watch

Morgan Freeman’s Awkward Shoutout to Lily Tomlin Was The SAG Awards’ Most Unusual Moment — Watch
As Morgan Freeman began his speech on stage at the SAG Awards on Sunday night, he suddenly stopped. “Hey … I’m talking to you. Yeah, hey,” he said to someone in the front of the audience. “Okay, well you just stand out to me for me, that’s all!”

At the time, it seemed like Freeman was either flirting with someone in the crowd, or chastising an audience member for being distracting as he began his acceptance speech as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honoree. (Sites like TMZ assumed it was the latter.) Watch the moment in the clip below.

But backstage, Freeman revealed to IndieWire that he actually was thrown by seeing a familiar face: Lily Tomlin. “She’s a wonder in herself and I’ve always loved her. I see her and I say hello!”

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Sorry, but the Friends Movie Trailer Is a Hoax

Sorry, but the Friends Movie Trailer Is a Hoax
Unfortunately, Friends is not headed to the big screen. Over the weekend, a trailer featuring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer went viral on social media, leading some fans to mistakenly believe that the actors were returning for a Friends movie. The fan-made video, published Jan. 12, racked up nearly 4 million views and renewed interest in a possible reunion. Thanks to some clever editing, it appeared as if Aniston's Rachel Green, Cox's Monica Geller-Bing, Kudrow's Phoebe Buffay, LeBlanc's Joey Tribbiani, Perry's Chandler Bing and Schwimmer's Ross Geller were back in each other's lives after going their separate ways in the NBC...
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Big Little Lies Season 2: [Spoiler] Poised to Return

Big Little Lies Season 2: [Spoiler] Poised to Return
The following story contains spoilers about Big Little Lies‘ forthcoming second season… proceed at your own peril

When HBO officially announced last month that it was moving forward with a second season of Big Little Lies, the cabler noted that “most” of the main characters are expected to accompany Nicole Kidman’s Celeste and Reese Witherspoon’s Madeline back to Monterey. Apparently even the dead ones.

RELATEDWhy Big Little Lies Is Switching Directors for Season 2

TVLine has learned exclusively that Alexander Skarsgard — whose abusive alter ego, Perry, was seemingly killed off in the HBO dramedy’s Season 1 climax — is expected to return in some capacity.
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Tony Hale Brings His Drama Teacher to the 2018 SAG Awards and More Memorable Moments

Tony Hale Brings His Drama Teacher to the 2018 SAG Awards and More Memorable Moments
From playing Buster Bluth on Arrested Development to starring as Gary Walsh on Veep, Tony Hale has experienced a lot of success throughout his career. On Sunday, the Emmy-winning actor shined the spotlight on the woman who helped make it all possible by bringing his drama teacher Tina to the 2018 SAG Awards.  Tina and Tony go way back. In fact, she mentored the TV star throughout both middle school and high school. "He was always very talented," Tina told E! NewsGiuliana Rancic on the red carpet. "So, we knew that he would be somewhere like this, for sure." However, Tony remembered his early acting days a little bit differently.  "I was...
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Verizon Narrowly Misses Q4 Estimates, But Credits Trump Tax Bill For Profit Leap

Top wireless carrier Verizon, which is seen as a likely acquirer of more media assets in 2018, reported earnings that barely missed Wall Street estimates for the fourth quarter. The company said a tax-overhaul bill signed into law by President Donald Trump in late December will result in a one-time reduction in net deferred income tax liabilities of about $16.8 billion. Verizon estimated that the impact of the law to earnings per share for the year ended Dec. 31 was about…
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The Top 20 Cartoon Characters of the 90s

Welcome to the world of lists where everyone has a complaint and everyone has an opinion. When it comes to the top cartoon characters of the 1990’s you can be sure there will be generational squabbles about which is the best. Some on the list are original creations, while others have a long history on television, one of them going back to the 1940’s. There are a number of characteristics to the shows that made this list. Some aim at educating the viewers (of all ages) and creatively manage to educate and entertain at the same time. When you can

The Top 20 Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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The Empire Strikes Back vs. The Last Jedi (Comic)

Ah Dorkly, where do I start with The Empire Strikes Back vs. The Last Jedi? Believe me there’s a lot of good points made, but there were just as many made against Esb back in the day as well. The movie didn’t make any more sense than Tlj did for the fans of this era. But if you learn nothing else from the Star Wars mythos it’s that the story goes on and on. For a long time now we’ve been fed the tale that the Jedi, the Empire, and of course the Skywalker and Solo angles have been all

The Empire Strikes Back vs. The Last Jedi (Comic)
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The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Can Brooke Stop Ridge?

The Bold and the Beautiful fans are going to see Ridge punch Bill in the face for what he did. It doesn’t make things any better for Bill when he tells Ridge that he loves Steffy and he wants to be with her. Bill may think saying this to Ridge will make things better, but it’s only going to make it worse for Ridge. He will be infuriated by this admission, and he will punch Bill right in the face. We think there is a chance Brooke might show up and put a stop to thinks like this, though. She’s

The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Can Brooke Stop Ridge?
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Starz Expands Into Canada With Bell Media Pact

Starz is taking a big step in its plan to expand internationally, striking a deal with Bell Media to launch the first Starz-branded service in Canada.

Bell Media’s The Movie Network Encore is to be rebranded next year, likely with Starz in the moniker although Bell Media did not get specific. The channel will also be made available as a standalone app for streaming.

As part of the deal, Starz parent Lionsgate has also set a theatrical pay TV output deal with Bell Media covering future releases. Lionsgate’s existing movie output pact in Canada is with Entertainment One.

“We’re delighted to bring Starz to Canada as part of our international channel rollout,” said Starz president-ceo Chris Albrecht. “Bell Media is one of North America’s elite content companies, and they bring great brand recognition, a massive consumer base, and unparalleled distribution skills to our alliance. This agreement creates the perfect foundation for the growth
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In First Global Foray, Starz Sets Long-Term Deal With Bell To Enter Canada

Bell Media and Starz have set an exclusive, long-term deal that will bring the No. 2 U.S. premium network to Canada for the first time. The launch also marks the first on the international stage for Starz since the premium network was acquired by Lionsgate in December 2016, an important step in an increasingly global landscape. Under the arrangement, Bell will distribute the first pay window of Lionsgate's future theatrical releases in Canada and pay TV network The Movie…
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