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5th January 2018

10:50 - Rick and Morty: Season 4 not being worked on as of right now

Thanks to Dot for the heads up.

You can hear the podcast and details here.

10:45 - The Gifted - Season 2 - Bryan Singer might lose producers credit

Thanks to Dot for the heads up.

Fox today announced a second-season renewal for its Marvel drama series The Gifted, set in the X-Men universe. The pickup release included Bryan Singer, who serves as an executive producer on the series. The top Hollywood director has been facing sexual misconduct allegations, including a recent lawsuit alleging sexual assault.

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As director of the X-Men feature franchise, Singer had been attached as an executive producer on The Gifted from the get-go. He went on to direct the pilot.

“As part of his deal for directing the pilot, he is an executive producer on the series,” Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn told Deadline. “Truthfully, after he shot the pilot, he went and did a movie and had little to no involvement day-to-day in Season 1. But we take all the allegations very seriously, and we’re looking into it for Season 2. Right now we have a lot of time before it premieres, and we continue to have discussions about it.”

In addition to The Gifted, Singer is an executive producer on another Marvel/X-Men universe drama series, FX’s Legion.


4th January 2018

21:10 - Supernatural - Season 13 - BTS Photo of Jim Beaver

21:05 - Animaniacs - Revival Receives 2-Season Order at Hulu



Peabody and Emmy(R) Award-Winning Hit Cartoon Set to Return as First Hulu Original Series for Families, With Executive Producer Steven Spielberg

Landmark Deal Brings Full Animaniacs and Tiny Toons Libraries to Hulu

SANTA MONICA, CA (January 4, 2018) - Hulu, Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation today announced a new deal to create and premiere a brand-new version of the iconic family friendly cartoon franchise Animaniacs. Under the two-season straight-to-series order, Steven Spielberg will return as executive producer of the series, with Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, and Amblin Television Co-Presidents Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank also serving as executive producers. The series marks the first Hulu Original made for families, and with the legacy of these beloved characters, is intended to provide a co-viewing opportunity and experience for families to enjoy together. New episodes are set to premiere on the premium streaming service in 2020.

The Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister, Dot - three inseparable, irascible siblings - have a great time wreaking havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet. They have been locked away in the Warner Bros. water tower for a very long time, but they have found a way to escape. And escape they do - every day! Causing chaos and comic confusion, Yakko, Wakko and Dot run loose in the city, turning the world into their personal playground. And fan-favorite characters Pinky and the Brain will also return to make appearances in each episode.

In addition to announcing the new series, Hulu and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution also inked a new pact that makes Hulu the exclusive streaming home to the complete library of all 99 episodes of the original Animaniacs, as well as Pinky and the Brain, the subsequent Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, and the complete Tiny Toon Adventures collection. As of today, Hulu subscribers can watch, catch up and relive their favorite moments from the original series with the whole family.

"We cannot wait to work with Steven Spielberg and the entire Amblin and Warner Bros. teams to bring more sketches, catchphrases, songs and laughs from the Animaniacs to kids and adults everywhere," said Craig Erwich, SVP of Content, Hulu. "Now one of the most beloved, inventive and funny animated franchises in history, Animaniacs and its cast of witty characters can live on, on Hulu. This marks yet another big move for us as we continue our efforts to be the #1 streaming destination for premium animated content."

"I am so pleased and proud that Animaniacs will have a home at Hulu," said Executive Producer Steven Spielberg. "Together with Warner Bros., we look to bring new audiences and longtime fans into this wild world of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. I am also excited that the full library of Animaniacs and Tiny Toon Adventures episodes are included in the deal."

"Yakko, Wakko and Dot have been waiting impatiently inside the water tower, and now their hilarious brand of animated chaos will be unleashed - again! We're incredibly excited to be partnering with Amblin and Hulu for new episodes of Animaniacs, filled with endless laughs - and ongoing plots for world domination by Pinky and the Brain," said Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series. "Parents who grew up with the cartoon now have new episodes to share with their own families."

The original Animaniacs made its television debut in 1993 and went on to become one of the most popular animated series for children. Since its premiere, the series has launched spin-offs and characters including Pinky and the Brain, and has set the record for most Daytime Emmy Awards in the field of Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for any animated series, winning three times.

With its balance of humor, education and pop culture references, Animaniacs also garnered a large adult fan following. Award-winning songs including "Yakko's World" and "Wakko's America" continue to educate audiences and remain fan favorites among both adults and children, and the series continues to remain popular among online fanbases.

The new show will become the first Hulu Original Series for families and will join the Hulu Kids library alongside full libraries of exclusive kids programming including Teen Titans Go!, Curious George, The Powerpuff Girls, Doozers, Adventure Time, Doc McStuffins, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more.

Animaniacs is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation.


20:30 - Kidding - Frank Langella Joins Jim Carrey's Showtime Comedy as Series Regular

Frank Langella (The Americans) has signed on as a series regular opposite Jim Carrey and Catherine Keener in the upcoming Showtime half-hour comedy Kidding.

Created by Dave Holstein and directed by Carrey’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind helmer Michel Gondry, the 10-episode Kidding centers on Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles (Carrey), 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 this beloved personality’s family (wife, two sons, sister and father) begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: A kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

Langella will play Seb, the man who built Jeff’s show from a school project to a nationally syndicated cultural touchstone with a multimillion-dollar merchandising empire. He must balance a growing concern for Jeff with the need to keep his onscreen persona from radically changing.


20:30 - MOVIES: Game Over, Man! - Trailer feat Adam Devine, Anders Holm & Blake Anderson

18:47 - Family Guy - FOX to Air First-Ever Extended Episode With Limited Commercial Interruption


Milestone 300th Episode Airs Sunday, January 14, on FOX

In a FAMILY GUY first, the Emmy Award-winning animated series will air an extended-length episode with limited commercial interruption Sunday, March 11 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

In the "Send in Stewie, Please" episode, Stewie (Seth MacFarlane) gets sent to the office of his school's child psychologist, Dr. Cecil Pritchfield (guest voice Sir Ian McKellen), after pushing one of his classmates. During the session, Stewie experiences a series of personal and emotional revelations about himself that fans will not want to miss.

"I think Sir Ian learned a lot from working with me," noted the youngest Griffin. "And mark my words: he has a bright future in this business."

Currently in its 15th season, FAMILY GUY continues to entertain its die-hard fan base with razor-sharp humor, spot-on parodies, spectacular animation and orchestra-backed original music.


3rd January 2018

01:20 - The End of the F***ing World - Road Trip Check List Promo

22:50 - LA to Vegas - Don Johnson to Guest

Don Johnson is set to guest star on the new Fox comedy “LA to Vegas,” Variety has learned.

The series follows the crew and passengers of Jackpot Airlines, which travels back and forth between Los Angeles and Las Vegas every weekend. Johnson will guest star as Jack Silver, the CEO of Jackpot Airlines. The character is described as a cocky and charming businessman whose motto in business and in life is to “underthink it.” He will appear in episode 11 of the series, which is set to to air in April.


19:00 - The Big Bang Theory - Season 11 - Walton Goggins and Beth Behrs to Guest

Walton Goggins and Beth Behrs have landed guest-starring roles on The Big Bang Theory, EW has learned.

Behrs (2 Broke Girls) will play Nell, a recently separated school teacher who becomes involved with Raj (Kunal Nayyar), while Goggins (Justified, Vice Principals) will play Nell’s intense husband, Oliver, who tracks Koothrappali down and confronts him.


17: 37 - Modern Family - Season 9 - Mira Sorvino to Guest

Mira Sorvino will enjoy some quality Family time later this month.

The Oscar-winning actress will guest star on the Jan. 17 episode of Modern Family, EW has learned.

Sorvino will play Nicole Rosemary Page, who is the New Age-y founder of lifestyle brand named Nerp, which just be might be a riff on Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop. Nicole crosses paths with Haley (Sarah Hyland), who has designs on working at Nerp as a style editor.


17:30 - MOVIES: Slender Man - Trailer

17:30 - MOVIES: Death Wish - Trailer 2 feat Bruce Willis

16:10 - MOVIES: Bright - Sequel Confirmed by Netflix via Leaked Orc Auditions

15:00 - The Widow - Kate Beckinsale to Star in ITV & Amazon Series

Internationally renowned film star, Kate Beckinsale, will star in ITV’s original limited series drama, The Widow, which will be produced in conjunction with Amazon Prime Video and written by Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated screenwriters Harry and Jack Williams (Liar, The Missing).

Kate Beckinsale has proven to be one of the industry’s most versatile and charismatic performers. Beckinsale recently wrapped production on Farming, the directorial debut from Nigerian-British writer-director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, opposite Damson Idris and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. She most recently starred in the Marc Webb drama The Only Living Boy in New York opposite Jeff Bridges, Callum Turner, and Kiersey Clemons, which was released by Amazon Studios. Prior to that, she starred in Amazon Studios’ comedy Love & Friendship, directed by Whit Stillman and based on Jane Austen’s novel Lady Susan, for which she won the Evening Standard Award, the London Film Critics Circle Award and was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for her performance. She is also known for her starring role in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator.

In The Widow Kate will play Georgia Wells who has her life turned upside-down with a phone-call in the middle of the night. Her husband of over 10 years, Will, has been reported dead after a plane crash in the Congolese jungle.

Three years later, with her old life now a thing of the past, Georgia learns something shocking. Something that will take her to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, looking to uncover the truth about his disappearance.

Still haunted by the past, Georgia is grieving for the man she loved and the life they’ve lost, but she hasn’t given up hope.

The Widow has been commissioned for ITV by Head of Drama, Polly Hill.

Commented Polly Hill:

“I’m delighted to announce Kate Beckinsale’s casting in The Widow. She is perfect for the role of Georgia in what is, as always, brilliant, compelling and surprising storytelling from Harry and Jack Williams. We’re very pleased to have secured the series which is an ITV original commission and co-production with Amazon Prime.”

On behalf of Amazon Prime Video, Brad Beale, Vice President, Worldwide TV Content Acquisition said:

“We are thrilled to continue our existing relationship with Kate Beckinsale on the heels of her incredible performances in Amazon Studios’ critically acclaimed films.”

“Harry and Jack Williams have created a powerful story, which will be brought to life by one of the world’s most talented actresses, and we are excited to bring this thrilling series to Prime members around the world,” he added.

Commented Harry and Jack Williams:

“Kate Beckinsale is a brilliantly talented actress and we’re thrilled she’s joining us on this journey – we couldn’t imagine anyone more perfect for the role. The Widow is our most ambitious and cinematic piece to date and we can’t wait to bring the dark heart of the Congolese jungle to the screen.”

The Widow will be produced by Eliza Mellor (Liar, The Living and the Dead, Poldark, Death Comes to Pemberley) and will be directed by lead director Sam Donovan (Humans, Liar, Utopia) and Olly Blackburn (Donkey Punch, Glue) who is also directing four episodes of the series. Jack and Harry Williams will executive produce the drama.

The series will go into production in January 2018 in South Africa, Wales and Rotterdam.

The Widow will premiere on ITV before airing as an Amazon Prime Original in the US. The series will be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories for members to watch via the Prime Video app for popular smart TVs, Fire TV, Fire Tablets and Android and iOS phones and tablets.


2nd January 2018

02:20 - MOVIES: Step Sisters - Trailer

02:20 - The End of the F**king World - Trailer

Thanks to A for the heads up.

29th December 2017

05:30 - Young Justice - Season 3 - Premiering Near the End of 2018

Thanks to Ivan for the heads up.

28th December 2017

19:30 - MOVIES: The Open House - Trailer feat Dylan Minnette

Only On Netflix, January 19.

19:30 - 12 Monkeys - Alternative Opening Credits

Thanks to MatMaggi for the heads up.

11:10 - Titans - Brenton Thwaits New Robin Picture

21st December 2017

18:35 - Troy: Fall of a City - BBC & Netflix Series - First Look Photos

The BBC has released the first pictures from “Troy: Fall of a City,” the upcoming swords and sandals epic it is making with Netflix.

Filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, the series stars David Threlfall, in a very different guise from Frank Gallagher of “Shameless,” as well as Frances O’Connor (“The Missing”) and David Gyasi (“Interstellar”).

In the series Gyasi plays Achilles (above). David Farr (“The Night Manager”) penned the eight-part series, which BBC drama boss Piers Wenger said “will be like nothing broadcast before: a 3,000-year-old tale crafted on a huge scale.”

The story is told from the perspective of the Trojan royal family at the heart of the siege. Endemol Shine-backed producers Wild Mercury and Kudos are producing. The BBC will launch the series in the U.K. and Netflix internationally.


20th December 2017

19:30 - MOVIES: Artemis Fowl - Ferdia Shaw to Star; Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Lara McDonnell & Nonso Anozie Join Disney's Live-Action Adaptation

Amazing news today from Walt Disney Studios! We have learned the initial casting for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Artemis Fowl, which will be directed by Kenneth Branagh and produced by Branagh and Judy Hofflund. Take a look:


Ferdia Shaw was chosen out of 1200 candidates for this part, and will make his onscreen debut in the role. For those who aren’t familiar with the books, the character of Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old genius who finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.


Mulch Diggums is a kleptomaniacal dwarf who works for the fairies. We are always a fan of Josh Gad and can’t wait to see him in yet another Walt Disney Studios film!


Commander Root is the leader of the fairy police force. Judi Dench is an Academy Award winner and also one of our favorite humans, so we are so excited to see her take on this role!


Captain Holly Short is the elf hero, and we’re pretty sure we’re going to want to be just like her.


Butler is Artemis Fowl’s bodyguard. Anozie also starred in Cinderella, so we’re already a fan.

The live-action adaptation of Artemis Fowl is based on the bestselling book series by Eoin Colfer, with a screenplay by award-winning playwright Conor McPherson. We’re counting the days until its release in U.S. theaters on August 9, 2019!


Irish-born newcomer Ferdia Shaw has been cast in the lead role of Disney’s Artemis Fowl, the live-action adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s children’s books. Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Lara McDonnell and Nonso Anozie have also joined the cast of the pic, which Kenneth Branagh is aboard to direct from Conor McPherson’s script. Shooting starts early next year in the UK.

The books’ plot centers on 12-year-old Artemis, who finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.


18:25 - Stargate: Origins - Teaser Promo

Streaming February 15 on MGM's New Streaming Platform, Stargate Command

18:25 - MOVIES: Gringo - Trailer feat David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried & More

14:45 - MOVIES: Every Day - Trailer

Thanks to Jen for the heads up.

19th December 2017

04:30 - The Originals - Season 5 - To Have Elijah Centric Episode

"Three episodes in, we actually get an episode that is Elijah from start to finish, and it's the first time we've ever done that," creator and showrunner Julie Plec says. "We get to see where Elijah left off in that episode so long ago, and what he's been doing in the seven years that's passed."

Plec likened this episode, titled "Ne Me Quitte Pas," to one of Damon Lindelof's episodes on The Leftovers, which zeroed in on one character in particular to tell their story. If we're to take Plec at her word, it means we're likely to get Elijah in every scene of this bottle-like episode and very little of anyone else. Given that it takes place during the years the Original siblings have been separated by the Hollow, we may not see any of them at all.

It's also worth noting that this episode will be directed by series star Joseph Morgan, bringing his total directed episodes of the series up to three.


18:10 - Imposters - Season 2 - Griffin Dunne & Jaime Ray Newman to Recur

Griffin Dunne (I Love Dick) and Jaime Ray Newman (The Punisher) have booked recurring roles on the second season of Bravo’s Imposters, from Universal Cable Productions.

Dunne will play Herman, a man the Bumblers meet at a compound. Newman will portray Linda, a long-time patient of the Annex.


18:00 - The Looming Tower - First Look Featurette

Acclaimed producers and stars of The Looming Tower describe how the series will be an untold story of the long road to 9/11. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Lawrence Wright. Series premieres February 28, only on Hulu.

18:00 - MOVIES: Sicario 2: Soldado - Teaser Trailer

Witness the next chapter of the Sicario saga in theaters June 2018.

18:00 - Champions - Hasan Minhaj to Guest in Upcoming NBC Comedy Series

Hasan Minhaj has booked a guest starring role on NBC‘s upcoming comedy “Champions,” Variety has learned exclusively. Minhaj will play Rohit aka Ro, Priya’s (Mindy Kaling) “extremely wealthy” brother whose opulent lifestyle impresses his nephew Michael (JJ Totah).


18:00 - The Viagra Diaries - Jessie Kahnweiler Tapped as Writer on CW Adaptation in Development

Thanks to Emily for the heads up.

Jessie Kahnweiler (Meet My Rapist, The Skinny) has signed on to pen the series adaptation and executive produce The Viagra Diaries for the CW.

Based on the critically praised and irreverent book by Barbara Rose Booker, The Viagra Diaries centers on Kit, a gorgeous intern new in town who gets the break of a lifetime when she poses as the online avatar for her literary hero, Anny, a 40 year-old journalist fighting to stay relevant. Anny must keep her true identity hidden just as her writing finds a new world-wide audience and Kit gets all the credit.

18:00 - Step Up: High Water - Trailer & Premiere Date

Welcome to Atlanta, home of High Water— the city's most cutthroat performing arts school. When twins Tal and Janelle relocate from Ohio, they find themselves thrust into a world where every move is a test. As they attempt to navigate their new world— on and off the dance floor— they’ll discover just how deep they’re willing to dig to realize their dreams and seize their moment. Watch the new original series, STEP UP: HIGH WATER, premiering January 31 on YouTube Red.

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