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‘One Mississippi’, ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Canceled By Amazon

‘One Mississippi’, ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Canceled By Amazon
Amazon is doing more clearing the decks with the cancelation of three comedy series, Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi, Jill Soloway’s I Love Dick, and Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson.

One Mississippi was canceled after two seasons, while I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson were axed after one.

“This is part of a move towards bigger, wider-audience series,” an Amazon insider told Deadline. Notaro’s semi-autobiographical One Mississippi has garnered strong
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Antony Starr, Four More Join Cast of Amazon's Superhero Drama The Boys

Antony Starr, Four More Join Cast of Amazon's Superhero Drama The Boys
Amazon’s new superhero series The Boys is adding a few boys — and one girl — to its cast.

Banshee alum Antony Starr leads a quintet of cast additions to the straight-to-series drama created by Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Timeless), according to our sister site Deadline. Starr will play Homelander, the leader of the show’s primary superhero collective known as The Seven. But he’s not necessarily the hero here: Based on the comic by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson (Happy!), The Boys is set in a world where superheroes have let fame go to their heads and gotten corrupt
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Arya Stark has 3 New Names on her Kill List, Says Maisie Williams

Arya Stark has 3 New Names on her Kill List, Says Maisie Williams
If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, then you already know all about Arya Stark’s kill list. Let’s do a little backstory, just in case you’re not familiar. George R.R. Martin’s best-selling fictional book series ”A Song of Ice and Fire,” was brought to the screen by HBO, the show being named after the first book of the series, Game of Thrones. Martin’s extensive storytelling skills immerse you in the medieval fantasy epic, depicting powerful families, queens and kings, renegades and knights, honest men and liars, all playing the deadly game, all wanting control of Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms,

Arya Stark has 3 New Names on her Kill List, Says Maisie Williams
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‘Fire and Fury’ to Be Adapted Into TV Series

‘Fire and Fury’ to Be Adapted Into TV Series
Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” is being eyed for an adaptation into a television series, Variety has confirmed.

Endeavor Content has purchased the film and television rights to the book, which goes inside the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency. It largely portrays Trump as unprepared for the enormity of his office, and that he is unable to focus his attention on policy details. The book also includes quotes from former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who referred to the 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer as “treasonous.” Bannon eventually resigned his position at Breitbart News over the furor caused by his statements.

The book proved to be an immediate best-seller and was sold out at bookstores in several major cities the day it was released.

No studio is currently attached to the project. Wolff will serve as an executive producer on the project with former
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Kristen Wiig to Star in Apple Comedy Series From Reese Witherspoon (Exclusive)

Kristen Wiig to Star in Apple Comedy Series From Reese Witherspoon (Exclusive)
Kristen Wiig is returning to the small screen.

In a competitive situation with multiple outlets bidding, Apple has landed a 10-episode comedy series executive produced by and starring the Saturday Night Live grad. The project, inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld's upcoming short-story collection You Think It, I'll Say It and produced by Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine banner, is the tech giant's first scripted comedy pickup.

Colleen McGuinness (30 Rock) created the series and serves as showrunner. She will exec produce alongside Witherspoon, her Hello Sunshine topper Lauren Neustadter and Wiig. Sittenfeld is on board as a consulting producer. A studio is...
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‘The Tick’ Season 2 Greenlit by Amazon Studios, Set for 2019 Premiere

‘The Tick’ Season 2 Greenlit by Amazon Studios, Set for 2019 Premiere
Amazon Studios has ordered a second season of “The Tick,” the reboot of the offbeat superhero series based on the popular comic.

Series creator Ben Edlund (“Firefly,” “Supernatural,” “Gotham”) will return along with leads Peter Serafinowicz (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) as The Tick and Griffin Newman (“Search Party”) as Arthur, with additional casting to be announced.

The Tick” season 2 will comprise 10 episodes and will begin production in 2018. It’s expected to premiere in 2019 exclusively on Prime Video in over 200 countries. The half-hour series is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Amazon Studios.

As previously announced, Amazon will premiere the highly anticipated second half of The Tick’s first season on Feb. 23, 2018, featuring six all-new episodes of the show.

“Ben has created a resounding hit while Peter and Griffin have brought Tick and Arthur to indelible life,” Sharon Yguado, Amazon Studios head of scripted series, said in announcing the renewal. “We can’t wait to bring fans more
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TV Ratings: 'Black Lightning' Gets a Promising Premiere on CW

TV Ratings: 'Black Lightning' Gets a Promising Premiere on CW
Good news for the CW. It seems the network still hasn't exhausted its viewers' appetite for superhero shows.

Black Lightning joined the lineup on Tuesday night, making it the fifth comic book series on the network — seventh, if you're counting genre-divergent entries iZombie and Riverdale. The first hour pulled a strong 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers. Those numbers are quite sound by CW standards, especially when you consider the fact that lead-in The Flash, the CW's No. 1 series, only performed incrementally better. Black Lightning shared The Flash's score in the key demo and lost fewer...
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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Ellen Pompeo Signs for 2 More Seasons at Record $20 Million Per Year

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Ellen Pompeo Signs for 2 More Seasons at Record $20 Million Per Year
Ellen Pompeo has renewed her contract on Shonda Rhimes’ “Grey’s Anatomy” through seasons 15 and 16, becoming the highest paid dramatic actress on TV at a record $20 million per year, according to media reports. The new deal would provide Pompeo $575,000 per episode, a seven-figure bonus, back end points on the Shondaland show, a producing credit and an executive producing credit for the upcoming firefighter spin-off, The Hollywood Reporter wrote. More to come…
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The Shannara Chronicles: Cancelled But Season Three Being Shopped Elsewhere

The Shannara Chronicles: Cancelled But Season Three Being Shopped Elsewhere
Is there life left deep within the Ellcrys Tree?

The upcoming Paramount Network has cancelled The Shannara Chronicles after two seasons. Reportedly the producer, Sonar Entertainment, is shopping season three of The Shannara Chronicles to other outlets. Shannara and its fans are used to moving.

Despite the fact that its first season was number one scripted series on MTV, parent company Viacom moved it to Spike TV for season two, ahead of that cable channel's rebranding as Paramount Network, which happens this Thursday.
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AMC Developing Dramedy ‘Aim High’ From ‘Falling Water’ Co-Creator, ‘Longmire’ Writer (Exclusive)

AMC is developing a series that hails from Blake Masters and Boo Killebrew, Variety has learned exclusively.

The series, titled “Aim High,” is described as a dramedy centered around a Southern family. Masters and Killebrew will write and executive produce the potential one-hour project.

Masters most recently co-created the USA series “Falling Water” with Henry Bromell in addition to serving as executive producer on the series. He also created the Showtime series “Brotherhood” and developed “Law & Order: La.” Killebrew wrote multiple episodes of “Longmire” after the show moved to Netflix in its fourth season.

The series is under development as part of AMC’s content partnership with Charter Communications. Under the agreement, which was announced in April 2017, Charter will have an exclusive initial window in the U.S. to the co-produced content for use on its own platform, while AMC Studios will retain subsequent rights, including the right to distribute the content internationally.

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Five Reasons We’ll Be Seeing “Flower” Starring Zoey Deutch

There are five reasons why you should be excited to watch Flower starring Zoey Deutch, and while your five reasons might be different from mine this is what I came up with. If you couldn’t tell by the trailer the female lead will be forming what amounts to a very unstable and somewhat strange bond with her new stepbrother in a way that is highly suspect. While the two of them are linked by marriage the distance between them seems insurmountable until it becomes clear that they’re bound to eventually bond in some way that a lot of people might

Five Reasons We’ll Be Seeing “Flower” Starring Zoey Deutch
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Riverdale Season 2 Episode 10 Review: “Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle”

After about a month-long winter break, Riverdale returns this week with “Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle,” and if you were afraid that the takedown of the supposed Black Hood in December’s winter finale would cause the show to turn down its craziness a few notches, don’t worry at all: Riverdale remains TV’s most wonderfully insane teen drama. Need proof? Within the first ten minutes of tonight’s episode, we discover that Cheryl’s mom is a prostitute, and an FBI agent approaches Archie to help him with an investigation without receiving his father’s permission and before the kid can even walk home from school. And

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 10 Review: “Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle”
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The New World Record For Longest Fall With Just A Rope (No Bungee Cord)

The new world record for a free fall with a static rope, not a bungee cord, was just broken. Correction, it was just shattered. Call Guinness as well and tell them that they might need to tack another record onto that as well, the longest free fall that didn’t involve anything being jarred loose from a human body to splat on the rocks below. Seriously man, how in the world did that harness help the guy to avoid having anything broken, dislocated, pulverized, or even just yanked so hard that it snapped? I’m hoping that people do realize that a

The New World Record For Longest Fall With Just A Rope (No Bungee Cord)
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Jane Fonda, Tom Selleck, Greg Berlanti Get Emotional at Tartikoff Awards

Jane Fonda, Tom Selleck, Greg Berlanti Get Emotional at Tartikoff Awards
Miami — Tom Selleck quoted Edna St. Vincent Millay. Jane Fonda thanked Ted Sarandos for giving her a new chapter of her storied career. Greg Berlanti thanked Tom Selleck for making short-shorts cool for men.

The 15th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards ceremony, held Wednesday night at the Fontainebleau Hotel as part of the Natpe conference, was an emotional affair for the five honorees. In addition to Fonda, Selleck, and Berlanti, the recipients included Cesar Conde, chairman of NBCUniversal International and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, and Kevin Reilly, president of TNT and TBS and chief creative officer of Turner.

The awards recognize executives and personalities who have made significant contributions to the industry.

Netflix chief content officer Sarandos was on hand to fete Fonda, star of the Netflix comedy “Grace & Frankie.” Sarandos hailed Fonda’s legacy as an activist and champion of the underprivileged. “In a world obsessed with celebrity, Jane Fonda has never taken hers for granted,” he said
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Karate Kid Based Youtube Series “Cobra Kai” To Be Faithful to the Movie

The fact that the Karate Kid YouTube series, Cobra-Kai, is going to be faithful to the original is pretty cool. So far I’ve been on the fence about whether or not this series will really be something worth watching. One would almost think that Johnny might have gone on his merry way and done something greater with his life than the Cobra Kai could offer, but apparently that’s not the direction the writers wanted to use. You might have gotten the idea that being choked nearly to death by his sensei would show him that this wasn’t the best course

Karate Kid Based Youtube Series “Cobra Kai” To Be Faithful to the Movie
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‘Wolf Blitzer’ Accepts Donald Trump Dishonest and Corrupt Media Award on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

‘Wolf Blitzer’ Accepts Donald Trump Dishonest and Corrupt Media Award on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’
Wolf Blitzer made a surprise appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Wednesday night, except that it wasn’t actually the CNN lead political anchor, but rather Jimmy Kimmel’s father, in a rather meta take on the supposed falsity of the news media.

“Trump continually complains that the coverage by the mainstream media is negative,” Kimmel began. “And that’s true. But of course it’s been negative — when you cover a train wreck, you don’t give equal time to the train.”

Kimmel then cited CNN as one of President Trump’s most disliked news outlets, and introduced “Blitzer,” live via satellite, to receive the Donald Trump Dishonest and Corrupt Media Award for Fake News.

“I have so many people to acknowledge,” said “Blitzer.” “First I’d like to thank our news writers, who tirelessly made up brilliant bulls— all year long. I want to thank our special effects team, who made it
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The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story — Grade It!

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story — Grade It!
Whether Darren Criss was shooting people in the face, puking in public bathrooms or casually rubbing his crotch while standing over a sleeping couple, he sure made Wednesday’s season premiere of American Crime Story feel like the darkest episode of Glee yet.

RELATEDAmerican Crime Story: Versace Review: Season 2 Is Ok, But It’s No O.J.

I’m half-joking, but considering this is Criss’ first series-regular TV role since Blaine Anderson warbled his final warble in 2015 (not to mention Criss’ first professional reunion with Glee boss Ryan Murphy), I trust you’ll overlook my inability to disassociate — at least in this first week.
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Bethany Joy Lenz

Bethany Joy Lenz has had quite the career so far yet at this point a lot of people still might not know who she is. She’s done a lot more TV work than films and it could be that her adherence to this medium is what keeps a lot of people from noticing her, but she’s remained at the top of her game for a good long while all the same. She got her start in 1992 and has been active as a performer since with only a few breaks in between. She’s admitted to being something of an introvert

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Bethany Joy Lenz
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime

There is now a movie about to be released on the Lifetime channel about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. I’m not sure whether to move on to the next article or simply say congratulations and leave it at that. On one hand it’s a blessed event that should be given a great deal of respect as people all over the globe that care about the union are overjoyed and giving their well wishes to the happy couple. But on a very different note it sounds more like a chance to glorify a couple that have already been made famous and

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime
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‘Queer Eye’ Trailer: The Netflix Reboot Comes In With Style And Social Awareness

The first trailer for Netflix’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy starts with flashes of the new Fab Five and with a voice-over that says, “The original show was fighting for tolerance. Our show is fighting for acceptance.” The preview of the reality makeover series reboot is giving the impression that it’s not just about teaching style-challenged men the difference between a spread collar and point collar shirt but about living your best life. The new take is in the spirit…
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