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26th February 2018

20:45 - MOVIES: Dora The Explorer - Live-Action Adaptation Coming to Theaters Summer 2019

The James Bobin-directed live action feature of Nickelodeon’s Dora The Explorer will be opening on Aug. 2, 2019, Paramount has announced this morning.


19:45 - MOVIES: Someone Great - Gina Rodriguez to Star in Romantic Comedy from Sweet/Vicious Creator

Thanks to Archie for the heads up.

Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez has signed on to star in and produce Someone Great, a romantic comedy that Jennifer Kaytin Robinson is directing for Netflix.

Robinson is the creator of MTV show Sweet/Vicious. Great is serving as her directorial debut.

Written by Robinson, the story tells of a woman who, after a heart-wrenching break-up, decides to seek adventure in New York City with her two best friends before she moves across the country for her dream job.

Someone Great is described as being about loss, growing up and above all the everlasting bond of female friendships.

The movie is eyeing an April production start.

MOVIES: Fahrenheit 451 - Teaser Trailer feat Michael B. Jordan & Michael Shannon

17:10 - Raven's Home - Season 2 - Jonathan McDaniel Returning as Devon

Thanks to MatMaggi for the heads up.

14:15 - Lore - Renewed for a 2nd Season with New Showrunner by Amazon

Thanks to Mkone for the heads up.

Amazon Prime Video Greenlights Season Two of Popular Anthology Series "Lore"

Adapted from Aaron Mahnke's award-winning podcast and from Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens' Propagate Content and The Walking Dead Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Lore begins production on season two in April with new showrunner Sean Crouch

SEATTLE - Feb. 26, 2018 - (NASDAQ: AMZN) - Amazon announced today it has greenlit a second season of the critically-acclaimed Prime Original series Lore. Season one of the supernatural series, adapted from Aaron Mahnke's award-winning podcast of the same name, is now available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories. Sean Crouch (The Exorcist, Numb3rs) is taking over showrunner duties for season two.

From Executive Producers Ben Silverman (The Office), Howard T. Owens (Killing Kennedy), Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead), Brett-Patrick Jenkins (Face Off), Jon Halperin and Mark Mannucci (A Year in Space), Lore explores the real-life frightening and disturbing tales that give rise to modern-day myths and legends. Season two will feature new tales from the podcast, as well as original stories not yet available in podcast form, and will star new cast members. The hybrid series will continue to feature narration, archive footage and animation to complement the filmed segments.

"Customers loved the first season of Lore for its unique blend of narrative and documentary storytelling, and we're excited to give them another season of this suspenseful hybrid series," said Heather Schuster, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals. "Sean brings great experience in the supernatural genre, and we're excited for him to help us tell even more frightening and visually captivating stories."

"As a fan of documentaries and horror, Lore resonates with me on so many levels," said Hurd. "Season two is shaping up to be scarier and even more compelling and unnerving than our first one!"

"With Sean Crouch at the helm, Lore is set to be scarier than ever. In season two, we will explore global, real-life horror stories that make this series unlike anything else on television. We are thrilled to be back on Prime Video," said Silverman and Owens.

"From monsters to the macabre, season two is not only the stuff of nightmares... it's real," said Jenkins.


14:00 - Director Kevin Smith Suffers Massive Heart Attack

Thanks to Mkone for the heads up.

I was trying to do a killer standup special this evening but I might’ve gone too far. After the first show, I felt kinda nauseous. I threw up a little but it didn’t seem to help. Then I started sweating buckets and my chest felt heavy. Turns out I had a massive heart attack. The Doctor who saved my life at the #glendale hospital told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (also known as “the Widow-Maker” because when it goes, you’re a goner). If I hadn’t canceled the second show to go to the hospital, the Doc said I would’ve died tonight. For now, I’m still above ground! But this is what I learned about myself during this crisis: death was always the thing I was most terrified of in life. When the time came, I never imagined I’d ever be able to die with dignity - I assumed I’d die screaming, like my Dad (who lost his life to a massive heart attack). But even as they cut into my groin to slip a stent into the lethal Widow-Maker, I was filled with a sense of calm. I’ve had a great life: loved by parents who raised me to become the individual I am. I’ve had a weird, wonderful career in all sorts of media, amazing friends, the best wife in the world and an incredible daughter who made me a Dad. But as I stared into the infinite, I realized I was relatively content. Yes, I’d miss life as it moved on without me - and I was bummed we weren’t gonna get to make #jayandsilentbobreboot before I shuffled loose the mortal coil. But generally speaking, I was okay with the end, if this was gonna be it. I’ve gotten to do so many cool things and I’ve had so many adventures - how could I be shitty about finally paying the tab. But the good folks at the Glendale hospital had other plans and the expertise to mend me. Total strangers saved my life tonight (as well as my friends @jordanmonsanto & @iamemilydawn, who called the ambulance). This is all a part of my mythology now and I’m sure I’ll be facing some lifestyle changes (maybe it’s time to go Vegan). But the point of this post is to tell you that I faced my greatest fear tonight... and it wasn’t as bad as I’ve always imagined it’d be. I don’t want my life to end but if it ends, I can’t complain. It was such a gift. #KevinSmith

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24th February 2018

23:00 - The Good Doctor - Season 1 Finale - Graham Patrick Martin to Guest

Graham Patrick Martin, best known for playing Rusty Beck on the recently ended TNT series, will guest-star in the Season 1 finale of the ABC medical drama, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Martin will play Blake, an intoxicated college student who attempts to drop his injured friend Caden off at the emergency room and skedaddle. He is stopped by the St. Bonaventure staff, but is unwilling to provide information that might save Caden’s life. It’s eventually discovered that the boys were involved in a fraternity hazing, during which Blake talked Caden into taking ecstasy.


23rd February 2018

22:25 - Everything Sucks! - Featurette

22:25 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 2 - Xosha Roquemore to Recur in Showtime Series

The Mindy Project alum Xosha Roquemore has booked a season-long arc on the upcoming second season of Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here.

Roquemore will play Dawn Lima, an in-your-face, sexy and fearless comedian who will talk about anything except who she really is. Dawn recently arrived in Los Angeles to try standup at Goldie’s after performing in Detroit and Chicago. Daughter of a preacher, she feels judged not only by her father but by the world at large. A “friend with benefits” of Nick (Jake Lacy), she is struggling with her sexual identity not just professionally but also personally.


22:25 - NCIS - Season 15 - Mike Wolfe to Guest

EW has learned exclusively that Mike Wolfe of History’s American Pickers will play himself in a March episode. He’ll come to the rescue of Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and Ducky (David McCallum), both of whom are busy watching Wolfe on TV when they see him handling a 200-year-old war stick that could be a match from a decade-old cold case.

Gibbs tracks down Wolfe, who (natch!) bought the stick from from some seller. And voila! The case is re-opened.

The episode will air March 13.

19:30 - A Series of Unfortunate Events - Season 2 - Robbie Amell to Guest

22nd February 2018

02:25 - Titans - Jake Michaels to Guest as Robotman in DC's Digital Series

Jake Michaels has been cast as Cliff Steele, the Doom Patrol member better known as Robotman, on Warner Bros. Television's Titans, has learned.

Robotman will guest star in one episode of the series, which will launch later this year DC's planned streaming service, with potential to recur.

A former race car driver, Cliff Steele was in a horrific accident that left his body uninhabitable. Cliff’s brain was saved by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder and he lives on in a powerful robotic body.


20:10 - Chicago PD - Season 5 - Titus Welliver to Guest

Titus Welliver, the actor best known for Lost, Argo, Bosch, and so many more titles, will guest-star as Ronald Booth in the 18th episode of the season. Booth is described as “a big-time meth dealer who was recently released from prison,” according to NBC. “He can slide form chilling charm to fervent rage in an instant. He may be handsome, intense, intelligent, cunning and mercurial, but don’t let that fool you — he’s capable of anything.”

And, according to showrunner Rick Eid, one of those things is telling us a bit more about Upton (Tracy Spiridakos).

“Upton was involved with him in a prior undercover case, so she’s dusting off an old cover to try to take this guy and his crew down, and it digs up a lot of bad memories,” Eid tells EW. “She puts herself in sort of a dangerous position, and her partner and friend, Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer), is there to try to help her.”

17:55 - MOVIES: The Outsider - Trailer feat Jared Leto

21st February 2018

20:25 - Legends of Tomorrow - Episode 3.15 - Violett Beane to Appear

The Flash‘s Violett Beane, a.k.a. Jesse Quick, will make an appearance in the 15th episode of Legends of Tomorrow, EW has learned.

Details on what brings her to the Waverider are being kept under wraps, but the episode in question is titled “Necromancing the Stone.”

20:25 - The Muppets - Another Reboot Planned for Disney's Streaming Service

Headed by OTT programming chief Agnes Chu, the as-yet-unnamed service — envisioned as a competitor to Netflix — will be a home for family-friendly fare including Marvel feature films and such TV series as a live-action Star Wars (with multiple variations already in the works, per CEO Bob Iger) and, sources tell THR, a reboot of The Muppets.

Disney acquired The Muppets Studio in 2004 and most recently attempted to revive Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and company on the small screen with a critically panned ABC comedy that was canceled after one season in 2016. A search for a writer for the new take is underway.

The Disney brand extension is expected to make a heavy push into film with an eye on Disney's robust library of family titles. The Parent Trap (1998), Father of the Bride (1991) and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) are among the first projects on the table for potential film reboots, sources say.

18:45 - Younger - Season 5 - Charles Michael Davis Promoted to Series Regular

Charles Michael Davis, who recently sauntered onto the scene as the smooth-talking Zane Anders, has been promoted to series regular for the TV Land comedy’s upcoming fifth season, TVLine has learned exclusively. While this is welcome news to anyone with eyes, it’s certainly not a huge surprise, given that Zane was formally hired at Empirical at the end of Season 4.


16:05 - Scandal - Season 7 - Michael O'Neil to Recur

Michael O’Neill is returning to Shondaland. ABC confirms he’ll recur on the seventh and final season of Scandal, which returns March 29. Details of his character are being kept under wraps.


20th February 2018

03:10 - MOVIES: Bond 25 - Danny Boyle High on MGM's List to Direct

With Daniel Craig already on board to return as 007, MGM and Eon are looking to hire a director for the next installment of the James Bond franchise. High on their list is “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle, though sources tell Variety that no formal offer has yet been made.

Boyle has keen interest in the project and has always wanted to direct a Bond film. He is currently developing a project for Working Title, but with no cast currently attached, there is always the possibility of pushing that movie back to direct the 25th installment in the series.

Sources tell Variety that “White Boy Rick” director Yann Demange was considered a top choice for the job, but there’s been one last push to go after a more well-known name.


03:10 - MOVIES: Dungeons & Dragons - Chris McKay in Talks to Direct

Chris McKay, who recently directed “The Lego Batman Movie” pic for Warner Bros., is in negotiations to direct “Dungeons & Dragons” for Paramount Pictures.

Michael Gillio will be penning the script. Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis are producing.


03:10 - One Day at a Time - Featurette - Breaking Down Barriers with Isabella Gomez

01:10 - Tuca & Bertie - Animated Comedy Starring Tiffany Haddish from BoJack Horseman Team Receives Series Order at Netflix


Tiffany Haddish Will Voice Lead Character of 'Tuca'

New series produced by Michael Eisner's The Tornante Company

The animated series is a comedy about the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca, a cocky, care-free toucan, and Bertie, an anxious, daydreaming songbird.

Lisa Hanawalt (BoJack Horseman) created the series, which consists of 10-episodes for its first season.

Hanawalt is an executive producer alongside Raphael Bob-Waksberg (BoJack Horseman), Noel Bright (BoJack Horseman, Friends), Steven A. Cohen (BoJack Horseman, Jack & Bobby) and Haddish.

Animation is being done at Shadowmachine.


20:35 - The Big Bang Theory - Season 11 - Bill Gates to Guest

CBS' The Big Bang Theory is adding another on-brand guest star.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has booked a one-episode appearance on the current 11th season of the geek-tastic comedy.

Gates will play himself in a March episode during which Penny (Kaley Cuoco) hosts him at work. And as you'd expect from Big Bang, the Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Raj (Kunal Nayaar) and Howard (Simon Helberg) do everything in their power to meet him.

The episode will air later in March.

20:25 - Titans - April Bowlby to Guest as Elasti-Girl in DC's Digital Series

Drop Dead Diva alum April Bowlby has been cast as Rita Farr, a.k.a. Elasti-Girl on Titans, EW has learned exclusively. An actress on the rise, Rita Farr was exposed to a toxic gas that altered her cellular structure — which, in the comics, allows her to expand or shrink her body at will. Longing for the days of old, Rita finds a place for herself among The Doom Patrol.

Bowlby, who will next appear in an arc on Paramount Networks’ Heathers, will first pop up in episode 5, titled “The Doom Patrol,” with a potential to recur later in the season.

18:55 - MOVIES: It: Chapter 2 - Jessica Chastain in Negotiations to Star in Sequel

Jessica Chastain is in negotiations to star in New Line’s “It” sequel as the adult version of Beverly, sources tell Variety.

Director Andy Muschietti is expected to return, though his deal to helm has not yet closed. Gary Dauberman will pen the script. Beverly was played by Sophia Lillis in the 2017 horror hit.

Sources stress that negotiations are early and that the script is still being worked on, but both sides have officially begun discussing her coming on to the project. Bill Skarsgard is also expected to return as Pennywise. The sequel will bow on Sept. 6, 2019, with production expected to start this summer.

Chastain has been linked to the sequel for some time following its monster opening weekend, as the Muschiettis mentioned her in an interview with Variety as a top choice to play adult Beverly in the sequel. Rumors even surfaced of a post-credits scene in which Chastain could have made a cameo, though that never came to fruition.


19th February 2018

01:10 - Collateral - Trailer

Set over the course of four days in London, Collateral explores the spiraling repercussions surrounding the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man. Detective Inspector Kip Glaspie (Carey Mulligan) refuses to accept that this is a random act of violence, and is determined to discover if there is a darker truth.

17:00 - Legends of Tomorrow - Season 3 - John Noble to Appear

EW has learned exclusively that the actor, who has been voicing this season’s big bad Mallus, will appear as himself in an upcoming episode of Legends. Yes, as himself. Seriously. As EW previously revealed, the time demon Mallus will be an entirely CG creation, hence Noble appearing in a different capacity.

“We figured out a very Legends-like way to actually get John Noble the actor into the show,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim tells EW. “We’re very excited that John Noble will be making a live action appearance on Legends. He’s been voicing our third season’s big bad, Mallus, but he won’t be appearing as the time demon. He’ll actually be appearing as himself. It makes total sense in a Legends-y kind of way.”

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