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NBC’s ‘A.P. Bio’ Gets February Preview Date, ‘This Is Us’ Midseason Return Moved Back A Week

NBC’s ‘A.P. Bio’ Gets February Preview Date, ‘This Is Us’ Midseason Return Moved Back A Week
NBC has set a February 1 preview date for A.P. Bio, its new comedy from Saturday Night Live writer Mike O'Brien, SNL honcho Lorne Michaels and former SNL-er Seth Meyers.

A.P. Bio will air at 9:30 PM ET/PT February 1 following Will & Grace at 9 PM, then will return Thursday, March 1 in the same timeslot following the network’s coverage of the Winter Olympic Games.

In addition, This Is Us will return from its winter hiatus on Tuesday, January 9 at 9 PM, a week later than…
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Catherine Keener Joins Showtime's Jim Carrey Comedy 'Kidding'

Catherine Keener Joins Showtime's Jim Carrey Comedy 'Kidding'
Catherine Keener is headed to Showtime.

The Get Out actress has been cast in the cable network's upcoming comedy Kidding, starring Jim Carrey. She'll join Carrey in his first series regular role in more than two decades. The project also reunites him with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry, who will helm Kidding.

In the series, Carrey plays Jeff, also known as Mr. Pickles, an icon of children’s television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him – who also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. But when...
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Curb Your Enthusiasm Renewed for Season 10 at HBO

Curb Your Enthusiasm Renewed for Season 10 at HBO
Well this is pretty, pretty, pretty good news.

HBO on Thursday announced that it has renewed Curb Your Enthusiasm for a 10th season. The announcement comes less than two weeks after the Season 9 finale.

“We are thrilled that Larry will be back with his uniquely acerbic wit and comedic sensibility,” Casey Bloys, President of HBO programming, said in a statement. Added Larry David, “As I’ve said many times, when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one should do so.”

Production on Season 10 of Curb is set to commence in
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Alice Cooper Cast as King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar

Alice Cooper Cast as King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar
Alice Cooper, who was born Vincent Damon Furnier in 1948, is best known as being an American actor, songwriter and singer, who has a career that spans more than five decades. His distinctive raspy voice and high-drama stage show featuring dueling swords, deadly snakes, electric chairs and more have earned him the name and reputation of being “The Godfather of Shock Rock.” Now, he is taking on a somewhat different role. Many believe his many years of onstage theatrics are going to help his performance be superior while appearing in the live theatrical production on NBC of “Jesus Christ Superstar!”

Alice Cooper Cast as King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar
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‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Disney Would Buy Fox 19 Years Ago

‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Disney Would Buy Fox 19 Years Ago
The Simpsons has done it again. Another prediction by the hit animated Fox series has come true. The progostication came in a Season 10, 1998 episode titled “When You Dish Upon A Star”. A scene in the episode shows the outside of the Fox studio, where “A Division Of Walt Disney Co” is written on a sign in front of the building. #21stCenturyFox pic.twitte…
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Season 3 Gets Premiere Date From VH1 (Video)

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Season 3 Gets Premiere Date From VH1 (Video)
VH1 has finally scheduled the return of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” with the show’s third outing to premiere on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m.

The 90-minute premiere was announced in a new promo for the season (above) featuring the nine fan-favorite queens who will return for another shot at the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.”

The cast comprises Aja (Season 9), BenDeLaCreme (Season 6), Chi Chi DeVayne (Season 8), Kennedy Davenport (Season 7), Milk (Season 6), Morgan McMichaels (Season 2), Shangela (Seasons 2, 3), Thorgy Thor (Season 8), and Trixie Mattel (Season 8).
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ABC Pulls ‘The Great American Baking Show’ & Axes Judge Johnny Iuzzini Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

ABC Pulls ‘The Great American Baking Show’ & Axes Judge Johnny Iuzzini Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations
ABC has fired The Great American Baking Show judge Johnny Iuzzini and axed the remaining episodes of his show amid sexual misconduct allegations. “In light of allegations that recently came to our attention, ABC has ended its relationship with Johnny Iuzzini and will not be airing the remainder of The Great American Baking Show episodes,” an ABC spokesperson said in a statement. “ABC takes matters such as those described in the allegations very seriously and has come to…
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Tavis Smiley’s PBS Show Pulled From Air Amid ‘Credible’ Misconduct Allegations

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Tavis Smiley’s PBS Show Pulled From Air Amid ‘Credible’ Misconduct Allegations
PBS has “indefinitely” suspended Tavis Smiley’s talk show program after sexual misconduct allegations against the host. “Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of ‘Tavis Smiley,’ produced by TS Media, an independent production company,” a PBS spokesperson told TheWrap. “PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation immediately after learning of troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley. This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley. The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today’s decision.
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Supernatural Boss Explains How Wayward Sisters Will Be Different

Supernatural Boss Explains How Wayward Sisters Will Be Different
When Supernatural returns in January, the series will attempt to launch a new spin-off called Wayward Sisters, featuring a group of characters that longtime fans will recognize.

The backdoor pilot, titled "Wayward Sisters" and scheduled for Jan. 18, will see Kim Rhodes reprise her role as Jodi Mills,

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Olivier Martinez To Star In Action-Adventure TV Series ‘Soldiers Of Fortune’

Olivier Martinez To Star In Action-Adventure TV Series ‘Soldiers Of Fortune’
Olivier Martinez (Unfaithful) is set to star in action-adventure series Soldiers of Fortune, produced by New Zealand’s Mercenary TV Limited and Ireland’s Subotica, and executive produced by Roadside Attractions TV (Dear White People). Set in the shadowy world of high-risk corporate warfare, Soldiers of Fortune stars Martinez as Vincent Corbo, a battle-scarred black-ops Specialist hired by visionary high-tech mogul Peter Swann to fight the ruthless business rivals…
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‘Reverie’ Casts Jon Fletcher; Ginger Gonzaga Joins ‘Champions’

‘Reverie’ Casts Jon Fletcher; Ginger Gonzaga Joins ‘Champions’
Jon Fletcher (Genius: Einstein), has booked a recurring role on NBC’s upcoming VR thriller Reverie, from the Extant team of creator Mickey Fisher and Amblin TV. Penned by Fisher, it is described as a grounded thriller that follows Mara Kint (Shahi), a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who became a college professor after facing an unimaginable personal tragedy. But when she's brought in to save ordinary people who have lost themselves in a highly…
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‘Black Mirror’ Is Coming True at a Chinese Company That Rates People’s ‘Social Credit’

‘Black Mirror’ Is Coming True at a Chinese Company That Rates People’s ‘Social Credit’
In yet another case of life imitating art, a Chinese “super app” called Alipay is now assigning users a three-digit score that works as “credit for everything in your life.” Known as Zhima Credit, it ranges between 350 and 950 and is meant to assess people’s worth on a wide-ranging scale — not unlike what we saw in “Nosedive,” the first episode of “Black Mirror” season three. Wired has a lengthy writeup on Zhima Credit, a project of the company Ant Financial meant to serve as a “credit system that covers the whole society.”

“Zhima Credit is the embodiment of personal credit,” reads the signup text. “It uses big data to conduct an objective assessment. The higher the score, the better your credit.”

Read More:‘Black Mirror’ Trailer Is Gloriously Bleak and Twisted, Finally Reveals Season 4 Premiere Date – Watch

Ant Financial CEO Lucy Peng has said that Zhima Credit “will ensure that
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Check Out This Beautiful “Stranger Things” Cello Medley

This Stranger Things cello melody is in fact very beautiful indeed. Even when it goes into the main theme the melody is so calming that I have to admit that I had to pry my eyes open, not from boredom but because it relaxed me so much that I was starting to doze off. Good music can do this to a person just as surely as boredom can, but in a much more pleasant manner since it’s almost like drifting off to a lullaby. Something about the cello when it’s played right is just so inherently relaxing that it’s hard

Check Out This Beautiful “Stranger Things” Cello Medley
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Par TV & Anonymous Content Ink First-Look Deal With Condé Nast Entertainment

Paramount TV and Anonymous Content are joining forces with Condé Nast Entertainment, signing a first-look deal to develop and produce scripted series. Effective immediately, Paramount TV and Anonymous Content are able to join Cne in producing the scripted projects. Cne's TV division had eight television series sold or renewed in 2017, including the Critics' Choice Award and Peabody-nominated docuseries Last Chance U for Netflix, which is in its third season on the…
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Disney-Fox Deal: How It Ranks Among Biggest All-Time Media Mergers

At a valuation of $66.1 billion, including assumption of debt, the Disney-Fox combination announced today is certainly a major disruption of the media business status quo. But it is not the richest media deal ever — nor is it a sure thing to work out well, despite all of the blue-skying in some quarters. Looking back on the priciest media deals of the past — and a caveat should be issued here that this is a selective list that omits some telecom or digital deals — the…
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Dr. Seuss’s Widow’s Reaction to the 2003 Cat in the Hat Movie

Dr. Seuss is still a household name in the United States and a number of other countries. However, most people are familiar with his pen name rather than his personal name, which was Theodore Seuss Geisel. Over the course of his life, Dr. Seuss was married to two women, with the first being Helen Palmer Geisel and the second being Audrey Stone Geisel. When he was approaching the end of his life, he told his second wife that he had lived a wonderful life before entrusting the custodianship of his works to her. As a result, Audrey Stone Geisel remains

Dr. Seuss’s Widow’s Reaction to the 2003 Cat in the Hat Movie
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‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Showrunner Brad Kern Investigated Twice For Misconduct

Brad Kern, executive producer/showrunner of NCIS: New Orleans, has been the subject of two Human Resources investigations by CBS TV Studios while working on the studio’s popular CBS crime procedural, sources said. Both reportedly were triggered by complaints from co-workers about a hostile work environment on the show. I hear that following the second investigation, Kern was assigned to and underwent six months of sensitivity training/counseling, which he completed in…
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Disney-Fox Deal: Shares Of Both Companies Rise As Wall Street Embraces Plan

Wall Street signaled its approval of the massive Disney-21st Century Fox transaction, sending shares in Disney up 3% and Fox’s up nearly 7%. On an overall down day for the market, Disney stock closed at $110.68, while Fox reached $34.88. Those results bucked the typical pattern for stocks after a merger announcement, where the buyer to be hit with a penalty and the target getting a bump. Disney announced it will pay $52.4 billion to acquire most of the assets of Fox…
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