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5th April 2018

00:55 - Steven Spielberg Wants Stephen King's The Talisman to Become a Movie

Thanks to Darthlocke4 for the heads up.

Steven Spielberg wants to make an adaptation of Stephen King novel The Talisman. Fans are currently living in something of a golden era when it comes to King adaptations. 2017 saw an influx of King-related movies and TV shows, including IT – which is officially the highest grossing R-rated horror movie of all time – Gerald’s Game, 1922, and Mr Mercedes. The long-awaited adaptation of The Dark Tower finally arrived in 2017 too, but despite a great lead performance by Idris Elba, the movie itself was considered a disappointing dud.

20:20 - MOVIES: Fahrenheit 451 - Trailer feat Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon

We are not born equal. We must be made equal by the fire...and then we can be happy. Fahrenheit 451, starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon, premieres May 19 at 8pm on HBO.

19:20 - 3% - Season 2 - Trailer

Process 105 approaches and the interest of the Offshore and the Cause in destroying each other increases. The world has never been so divided and soon you'll have to choose which side you are on. 3% season 2 premieres on April 27, only on Netflix.

19:20 - High Fidelity - TV Series with Female Lead In Development for Disney's Streaming Service

Thanks to Darthlocke4 for the heads up.

EXCLUSIVE: I hear a romantic comedy TV series inspired by Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel High Fidelity and the 2000 feature starring John Cusack is in early development for Disney’s upcoming direct-to-consumer service. The project, a gender-swapped take on the classic title, comes from writers Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka (Bull, Ugly Betty), the Midnight Radio producing team and ABC Signature Studios (SMILF), the cable/streaming division of ABC Studios. Midnight Radio is comprises Scott Rosenberg — who co-wrote the High Fidelity feature — Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec.

Written by West and Kucserka, the High Fidelity TV series is described as a departure from the book and the movie while still capturing the romantic comedy and authentic spirit of the original source materials. I hear it centers on a record store owner — a female take on the character played in the movie by Cusack — talking straight to the camera as she chronicles past relationships.

While the Touchstone Pictures movie was rated R, I hear the TV series — an optimistic-in-tone mixtape/diary rom-com — will be PG-13 and intended for family co-viewing, consistent with Disney’s plans for a family-friendly OTT service that is not expected not feature R-rated movies or series.

19:20 - MOVIES: Johnny English Strikes Again - Trailer feat Rowan Atkinson

19:20 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season 4 - Busy Philipps to Guest

4th April 2018

01:30 - Strange Angel - Karl Makinen to Recur in CBS All Access Series

Karl Makinen (The Walking Dead) has booked a recurring role opposite Rupert Friend, Jack Reynor and Bella Heathcote in Strange Angel, CBS All Access’ upcoming original drama series from Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions and CBS TV Studios.

Created by Mark Heyman based on George Pendle’s book of the same name, 1930s-set Strange Angel is inspired by the real-life story of Jack Parsons (Reynor) and explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction.

Makinen will play General Braxton. A straight shooting member of the greatest generation, General Braxton works for the Army Air Corps and becomes increasingly interested in Jack and Richard’s nascent rocketry project, an interest that will change the trajectory of all their lives.


01:30 - American Vandal - Season 2 - Adam Ray to Recur in Netflix Series

Adam Ray (Curb Your Enthusiasm) is set for a recurring role on Season 2 of Netflix’s true-crime satire American Vandal, from Funny or Die, 3 Arts Entertainment and CBS TV Studios. Co-created by Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda, the documentary-style investigation centers on recent events in a high school. Ray will play Officer Crowder, a resident police officer who has been at the school for over 15 years. He’s very good at his job and takes pride in the fact that the school is one of the safest in the Pacific Northwest.


20:00 - Paradise, P.D. - Adult Animated Comedy Starring Sarah Chalke Receives Series Order at Netflix

Netflix continues its push in adult animation with Paradise, P.D.. The Internet network has given a 10-episode order to the new adult animated comedy series from Brickleberry creators Waco O’Guin and Roger Black.

The series, which will premiere later this year, is produced by Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment and Bento Box Animation.

The voice cast includes (characters left to right in the group image)

Stanley Hopson – Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies)
Gerald Fitzgerald – Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless)
Kevin Crawford – Dave Herman (Brickleberry, Bob’s Burgers)
Chief Randall Crawford – Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants)
Gina Jabowski – Sarah Chalke (Roseanne, Scrubs, Rick & Morty)
Bullet (dog) – Kyle Kinane (The Standups)
Dusty Marlow – Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies)


20:00 - Black-ish Creator Kenya Barris Plots Exit from ABC Studios

Multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the Black-ish creator and Girls Trip writer is actively trying to get out of his overall deal with ABC Studios, his creative home since 2015. Barris, who earned a Peabody and two best comedy Emmy nominations for his ABC show, has three years remaining on the lucrative four-year deal he signed in 2017. Those same sources say that Barris is in preliminary talks to join Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy with a mega-deal with Netflix. "Talks are very real," says a source of Barris' potential move to the streaming giant. ABC Studios and Netflix declined to comment; calls and emails to CAA and Principato-Young, who rep Barris, were not returned.

The news comes after a series of tough breaks at ABC. Last month, for instance, ABC yanked a politically themed episode of Black-ish following creative differences between ABC and Barris. At the time, ABC called the decision to scrap it a mutual one between the network and Barris, though sources say otherwise. The episode was poised to feature star Anthony Anderson's Dre relaying his concerns about the current stage of the country to his son. (Black-ish has yet to be renewed for a fifth season, though it is considered a slam dunk to return.) “Given our creative differences, neither ABC nor I were happy with the direction of the episode and mutually agreed not to air it," Barris said at the time. "Black-ish is a show that has spoken to all different types of people and brought them closer as a community and I’m so proud of the series.”

09:45 - MOVIES: Johnny English Strikes Again - Teaser feat Rowan Atkinson

3rd April 2018

05:45 - MOVIES: Upgrade - Trailer feat Logan Marshall-Green

04:35 - MOVIES: Night School - Trailer feat Kevin Hart & Tiffany Haddish

04:35 - MOVIES: Cargo - Trailer feat Martin Freeman

04:35 - Salvation - Season 2 - Jonathan Silverman to Recur; Taylor Cole Returning in Recurring Capacity

TVLine has learned exclusively that TV vet Jonathan Silverman will recur on the summertime sci-fi series as Roland Kavanaugh, White House Counsel for President Mackenzie’s administration. Alas for the heroes, Roland is described as “a man ill-equipped to deal with the unprecedented nature of events facing the nation and the world.” Ugh, Roland!

Additionally, Taylor Cole (right) will reprise her Season 1 role and officially recur as Fiona Lane, Harris’ onetime fling who joins the government’s asteroid deflection team (…as flings do…) and thus creates friction for Harris and Grace.


04:35 - The Good Fight - Season 2 - Katrina Lenk to Recur

Katrina Lenk (The Band’s Visit) has booked a recurring role on the second season of CBS All Access drama series The Good Fight, from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King.

Lenk will play Nafatali Amado, the fiancee of Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker).


2nd April 2018

00:15 - Golden Globes - NBC Deal Expires; HFPA Talking to Other Networks

The Golden Globes may be on the move as its longtime TV home NBC failed to close a new deal for the highly rated awards franchise within its exclusive negotiation window.

“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and dick clark productions value our 25-year relationship with NBC and will continue to have discussions with them about extending our television deal. However, as the exclusive negotiation period with NBC has ended, we are evaluating offers from other interested parties,” the companies said in a statement to Deadline.

NBC had been in negotiations with the HFPA and Dick Clark Productions on a new multiyear Golden Globes deal. The most recent contract for the awards show expired with the 2018 telecast on January 7.

The news is somewhat surprising as NBC, which most recently had been reportedly paying just north of $20 million a year for the Globes, had been the show’s TV home since 1993 and had been expected to step up to keep it. The network had first crack at hammering out a new deal, with HFPA and DCP able to approach other interested parties only of they were unable to agree on terms with NBC during their exclusive window.

22:30 - MOVIES: A Quiet Place - Final Trailer feat Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

22:30 - Ray Donovan - Season 6 - Graham Rogers Promoted to Series Regular

Graham Rogers, who recurred on Season 5 of Showtime’s hit drama series Ray Donovan, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming sixth season.


30th March 2018

02:40 - MacGyver - Season 2 - Kamar de los Reyes to Guest

Thanks to Thomas Cori for the heads up.

Looks like Kamar de los Reyes is returning to his cop roots!

Fans of the dearly-departed One Life to Live may remember the actor best as Antonio Vega, the former gang member turned eventual chief of detectives. Since leaving the ABC soap in 2009, the actor has guest-starred in a number of series, from The Mentalist to Sleepy Hollow. And now, he's putting his police hat back on for a guest-starring role on the April 20 episode of MacGyver.

The episode of the CBS drama, titled "Wind + Water," sees MacGyver travel to Puerto Rico to help a friend rebuild his home damaged by Hurricane Maria. While there, he's taken hostage by robbers in a bank, and that's when de los Reyes' Captain Delarosa steps in as first in charge of hostage standoff.


21:45 - $1 - Nike Kadri, Joshua Bitton & Hamilton Clancy Join Cast; Ashlie Atkinson to Recur in CBS All Access Series

CBS All Access has rounded out the cast and begu production on its new mystery thriller drama series $1. Nike Kadri (Seven Seconds, Divorce), Joshua Bitton (The Night Of, The Pacific) and Hamilton Clancy (Orange Is the New Black, Bridge of Spies) are set as series regulars and Ashlie Atkinson (Bull, Blue Bloods) will recur. They join previously announced series regulars John Carroll Lynch, Nathaniel Martello-White, Philip Ettinger, Chris Denham, Kirrilee Berger and Gracie Lawrence, along with recurring cast Leslie Odom Jr., Jeff Perry and Sturgill Simpson. Production began Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

Created by Jason Mosberg, $1 is set in a small Rust Belt town in post-recession America, where a one-dollar bill changing hands connects a group of characters involved in a shocking multiple murder. The path of the dollar bill, and point of view in each episode, paints a picture of a modern American town with deep class and cultural divides that spill out into the open as the town’s secrets get revealed.

Kadri will play Rook, who’s new to the Police Department and eager to prove she’s tough and clever to the chief, the squad, and herself.

Bitton is Chewy, a police officer born and raised in Pittsburgh who has seen it all and is filled with snark. Hard to impress but loyal, he will protect his own at any cost. He’s an unwilling partner to Rook.

Clancy will portray Tom, a veteran cop on the force for many years. He’s well-meaning and a good cop, but there is a reason he’s never been promoted.

Atkinson is Terri Mitchell, one of the few women who work at the steel mill. She can hang with the guys, both tough and warm.


29th March 2018

02:45 - Girls Code - Sophia Di Martino & Kirby Howell-Baptiste to Star; Hayley Magnus, Andy Buckley & Rene Gube Join Freeform Comedy Pilot


Original Comedy From Paramount Television, Anonymous Content and Feigco Entertainment

Freeform today revealed the cast for the comedy pilot tentatively titled “Girls Code,” from Emmy®-nominated executive producer and director Paul Feig (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Spy,” “Ghostbusters,” “Bridesmaids”), and writer and creator Kim Rosenstock (“New Girl,” “GLOW”). The pilot follows the odd couple partnership between two former MIT lab partners – Wendy, a brazen, self-centered tech CEO, and Angela, a community-building social entrepreneur – who must try to overcome their many issues and unfavorable history with each other in order to run a groundbreaking, all-female tech incubator.

From Paramount Television, Anonymous Content and Feigco Entertainment, the half-hour women-in-the-workplace comedy pilot written by Rosenstock with Feig directing is currently in production.

Cast in the roles of Wendy and Angela are Sophia Di Martino (“Flowers”) and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (“Downward Dog”), respectively. Wendy is a wunderkind robotics engineer and CEO of Lighthouse Industries. While charismatic, successful, confident and seemingly unstoppable, a PR disaster and catastrophic malfunction force her to step back and figure out what to do next. Angela, an equally brilliant professor of engineering, chose to pursue the non-profit side of coding by creating an incubator for up-and-coming female tech entrepreneurs, overseeing a workplace of genius women, young and old, who are on a mission to change the world. 

Also joining the cast are Hayley Magnus (“The Dressmaker”) as Wendy’s upbeat, ambitious and hypercompetent assistant Johanna; Andy Buckley (“The Office”) as Wendy’s mentor who often fills a paternal role for her; and Rene Gube (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) as the burnt-out but hardworking chief operating officer of Lighthouse Industries.

“Girls Code” is created by Rosenstock, who also serves as executive producer alongside Feig and Jessie Henderson for Feigco Entertainment. Joy Gorman Wettels (“13 Reasons Why”), who brought the original notion to Feigco and Rosenstock, and Steve Golin serve as executive producers on behalf of Anonymous Content. Feigco’s Dan Magnante will serve as co-producer.

Freeform’s growing slate of original scripted comedies includes smash hit “grown-ish,” executive produced by Kenya Barris and starring Yara Shahidi; critically acclaimed breakout series “The Bold Type”; buddy comedy “Alone Together” from The Lonely Island; and fan favorite “Young & Hungry.”


02:45 - Teachers - Season 3 - Promo + Premiere Date Revealed

Source: ET Online


New York, NY - March 29, 2018 - Fillmore Elementary educators are back in session with their hilarious antics when Season three of "Teachers" premieres Tuesday, June 5th at 10:30pm ET/PT on TV Land, following the season five premiere of "Younger." After a much needed long recess, the leaders of the playground are back and ready to conquer a new school year. Last season, Variety hailed the cast, stating, "in terms of acing the midterm, the Katydids have indeed done it," while Bustle said "the female-driven sitcom is hilarious, insightful, and totally cute."

The first-look teaser shows the Fillmore Elementary heroines fighting the spread of the vicious and highly contagious lice epidemic. The Teachers are put to the test when the dreaded curse of creepy crawlers enters the classroom, and the question remains - who will make it out alive?

"Teachers" revolves around a group of elementary school teachers who are trying to mold the minds of America's youth, but don't have their own lives together at all. The series is created by and stars the improv group The Katydids - Caitlin Barlow (Ms. Cannon), Katy Colloton (Ms. Snap), Cate Freedman (Ms. Feldman), Kate Lambert (Ms. Watson), Katie O'Brien (Ms. Bennigan) and Kathryn Renée Thomas (Mrs. Adler). Along with The Katydids, showrunner Ian Roberts executive produce the series. Matt Miller, Alex Fendrich and Matt Abramson are also executive producers.


02:45 - Shooter - Season 3 - Raymond J. Barry to Recur

Raymond J. Barry is set for a recurring role in Season 3 of USA Network’s popular drama series Shooter.

Barry will play August Russo. Formerly a member of Earl Swagger’s unit in Vietnam, August now uses the skills he developed in wartime to train operatives at a secret facility.


02:45 - The Crossing & Marvel's Cloak and Dagger - Amazon Acquires Distribution Rights in Europe

Amazon has struck a deal to stream two Disney TV dramas, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger and The Crossing, exclusively on Prime Video in European markets under a deal with the conglomerate. 

Cloak & Dagger tells the story of two teenagers from very different backgrounds who find themselves burdened and awakened by their new powers. The show, which in the U.S. will air on Freeform, will be available on Prime Video in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy in June, a day after the U.S. premiere.

Sci-fi mystery The Crossing, which debuts in the U.S. on ABC on Monday, will become available on Prime Video in the U.K. and Ireland on Tuesday and in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Austria on April 27. The show focuses on a group of refugees from a war-torn country 250 years in the future who seek asylum in an American town.

02:45 - Dietland - Campbell Scott, Alanna Ubach, Kelly Hu, Marc Blucas, Ami Sheth & Jen Ponton to Recur in Upcoming AMC Series


Campbell Scott, Tamara Tunie, Alanna Ubach, Kelly Hu, Marc Blucas, Ami Sheth And Jen Ponton Join the Series

New York, NY – March 29, 2018 – AMC today announced that Campbell Scott, Tamara Tunie, Alanna Ubach, Kelly Hu, Marc Blucas, Ami Sheth and Jen Ponton have joined the new AMC original series “Dietland,” from Marti Noxon. Filmed on location in New York City, the 10-episode series will premiere on AMC with two back-to-back episodes on Monday, June 4 at 9:00pm ET/PT.

Campbell Scott (“House of Cards”) plays Stanley Austen, a one-time industry titan whose influence and clout as the head of the Austen Media empire is threatened by a group of anonymous female terrorists. He is represented by Sarah Fargo of Paradigm Talent Agency.

Tamara Tunie (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) plays Julia Clark, the wry, fast-talking keeper of Austen Media’s beauty closet. She is as good at keeping secrets as she is at hiding blemishes. She is represented by Jamie Hughes of Paradigm Talent Agency.

Alanna Ubach (“Girlfriends Guide To Divorce”) plays Marlowe Buchanan, a former famous sitcom star who lost her job when she returned from hiatus with a few extra pounds and her signature hair style lopped off. A fierce feminist activist and earth mother, she is one of Verena Baptist’s acolytes, and the author of Bangability Theory, a book about the sexualization of women. She is represented by Jennifer Craig of The Gersh Agency.

Kelly Hu (“Arrow”) is Abra Austen, Stanley’s wife. She is well-educated, well-mannered but a teensy bit bored and resentful of being considered Stanley’s trophy wife. She is represented by Sheree Cohen of Buchwald.

Marc Blucas (“Underground”) joins as Bobby, a New York City cop who is also Dominic’s ex-partner and friend. He is represented by Jamie Hughes of Paradigm Talent Agency.

Ami Sheth (“Blindspot”) is Sana, an artist and acolyte of Verena Baptist (Robin Weigert). Serene despite her shockingly disfigured face, she is a model of self-acceptance for Plum Kettle (Joy Nash), who begins to understand that peace starts within and that inner peace is essential if you have to go to war. She is represented by Jaime Misher at Innovative Artists Agency.

Jen Ponton (“30 Rock”) is Rubi, a resident at Calliope House. She is colorful, exuberant and very opinionated. She is represented by Dustin Flores and Madison Roberts of The Mine.

“Dietland” is about one woman’s journey to self-awakening while exploring a multitude of issues faced by women today – including patriarchy, misogyny, rape culture and unrealistic beauty standards. Based on Sarai Walker’s 2015 best-selling, critically acclaimed novel of the same name, “Dietland” stars Joy Nash (“The Mindy Project,” “Twin Peaks”) as lead Plum Kettle, and Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-winner Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife,” “ER”) as Kitty Montgomery. Noxon (“Mad Men,” “UnREAL”) serves as executive producer, writer, showrunner and directs multiple episodes on the series. Joining Nash and Margulies are series regulars Robin Weigert (“Big Little Lies”) as Verena Baptist, Adam Rothenberg (“Ripper Street”) as NYPD detective Dominic, Tunie as Julia, Erin Darke (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) as Leeta, Rowena King (“Shut Eye”) as newscaster Cheryl Crane-Murphy, Will Seefried (“The Deuce”) as Ben and newcomers Ricardo Davila as Kitty’s assistant Eladio and Tramel Tillman as Plum’s best friend Steven.

“Dietland” follows Plum Kettle, ghost-writer for the editor of one of New York’s hottest fashion magazines, as she struggles with self-image and sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-acceptance. At the same time, everyone is buzzing over news reports about men, accused of sexual abuse and assault, who are disappearing and meeting untimely, violent deaths.

“Dietland” is a co-production between Skydance Television, where Noxon’s Tiny Pyro shingle has an overall deal, and AMC Studios. Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross are executive producers, along with Maria Grasso of Tiny Pyro, Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn of Mockingbird Pictures and Jacqueline Hoyt. Susie Fitzgerald and Ben Davis are executives in charge of production for AMC.


02:45 - Star Trek: Discovery - Season 2 - Alex Kurtzman to Direct Premiere

“Star Trek: Discovery” executive producer Alex Kurtzman will take the helm for the sci-fi drama’s season-two premiere.

Kurtzman is set to direct the debut episode of the new season, which is slated to begin production in April in Toronto. No air date has yet been scheduled for the premiere.


02:45 - Hulu Adds The CW to Live TV Lineup in Eight U.S. Cities

Fans of the CW’s primetime favorites like “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” and “Riverdale” can now watch the network live on Hulu’s streaming TV service — but only in a handful of markets, which for now do not include New York or L.A.

Subscribers of Hulu’s $40-per-month live service have had access to on-demand programming from the CW Network since last September. Starting Thursday, the CW’s live linear stream will be available to Hulu live TV subscribers in the following eight cities: Philadelphia, San Francisco, Atlanta, Tampa, Detroit, Seattle, Sacramento and Pittsburgh.

Hulu said it will continue to roll out The CW’s linear channel to additional cities soon. Customers can check the lineup in their area by entering their ZIP Code on Hulu’s website (at this link).

02:45 - MOVIES: Terminal - Trailer feat Margot Robbie

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