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NBC Sets "Good Girls," "AP Bio" Returns, Premiere Dates for "The Enemy Within," "The Village"

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NBC is rounding out its midseason programming slate, setting premiere dates for new seasons of “Good Girls” and Glenn Howerton’s “A.P. Bio.” and launch dates for freshman series “The Enemy Within” and “The Village.” The broadcaster has also locked in starts for John Legend’s first season coaching on “The Voice” and the third season of Jennifer Lopez’s “World of Dance.”

The Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman-led drama “Good Girls” will return with Season 2 on Sunday, March 3 at 10 p.m. Per the official description, this year is “all about women dealing with the consequences of their criminal behavior” and “life-changing consequences” for Beth, Ruby and Annie.

The second season of comedy “A.P. Bio” premieres Thursday, March 7 at 8:30 p.m., bringing you back into the world of disgraced-Harvard-philosophy-professor-turned-Toledo-high-school-teacher, Jack Griffin (Howerton).
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"Van Helsing" Renewed for Season 4 at Syfy, Sets New Showunner

Syfy has renewed “Van Helsing” for a fourth season ahead of the Season 3 finale.

13 new episodes of the action-horror series will air in 2019. In addition, Jonathan Walker has come onboard as showrunner for the new season, taking over from Neil Labute.

The third season finale will air on Dec. 28.

“Van Helsing” airs on Syfy in the U.S. and on SuperEcran in Quebec, Canada. The series is available globally on Netflix. It stars Kelly Overton, Missy Peregrym, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Vincent Gale, Rukiya Bernard, Trezzo Mahoro and Aleks Paunovic.

The series is produced by Nomadic Pictures. Chad Oakes and
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"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Renewed for Seasons 3 and 4 at Netflix

Netflix has ordered two more seasons of “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”

The streamer has ordered another 16 episodes of the series, which will be split into two parts like Season 1 and 2. Season 3 and 4 will begin production in 2019. Season 2 is set to premiere April 5, 2019.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft. It finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.

It stars Kiernan Shipka,
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"Elementary" to End CBS Run After Season 7

"Elementary" is coming to an end on CBS, Variety has confirmed.

The procedural will wrap up following its upcoming seventh season on the broadcaster, which does not currently have a premiere date. All 13 episodes of Season 7 have been shot. According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, the network and producers came to the conclusion to end the show after it was renewed back in May.

More to come…
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Frankie Shaw Investigated by ABC Studios Following Misconduct Claim on Showtime’s "SMILF"

Frankie Shaw Investigated by ABC Studios Following Misconduct Claim on Showtime’s
ABC Studios completed an investigation this year into alleged misconduct by Frankie Shaw, creator and star of the Showtime series “SMILF,” Variety has confirmed.

The studio launched a probe into Shaw’s behavior after being made aware of a complaint by Samara Weaving, an actress who appears in the show’s first and upcoming second seasons. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Weaving complained to co-star Rosie O’Donnell and a director during production of season two about being asked to perform a sex scene nude. (Weaving and co-star Miguel Gomez were eventually told they could film the scene in their underwear.
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‘Skate Kitchen’ Director, ‘Love’ Co-Creator to Develop Female Skateboarding Comedy at HBO

‘Skate Kitchen’ Director, ‘Love’ Co-Creator to Develop Female Skateboarding Comedy at HBO
HBO is developing a female skateboarding comedy series that hails from Crystal Moselle and Lesley Arfin.

Inspired by the film “Skate Kitchen,” which Moselle directed and co-wrote, the untitled series is set against the backdrop of New York City and will follow a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male oriented world of skateboarding.

Moselle and Arfin will write and executive produce the series, with Moselle also attached to direct.

“As girls we were never brave enough to try skateboarding,” Arfin and Moselle said. “We’re excited to work on a project that could potentially
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"Tell Me A Story" Renewed For Season 2 By CBS All Access

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Ahead of the season one finale, CBS All Access has ordered a second season of Tell Me A Story, its psychological thriller drama series, from Kevin Williamson and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment.

Written by Williamson, Tell Me a Story, whose first installment co-stars Billy Magnussen and James Walk, is based on a Spanish format. It takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern day New York City, the first season of the serialized drama interweaves “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Hansel and Gretel” into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder. The Season 1 cast also includes James Wolk, Dania Ramirez, Danielle Campbell, Dorian Missick, Michael Raymond-James, Davi Santos, Sam Jaeger, Zabryna Guevara with Paul Wesley and Kim Catrall. It is unclear which of the actors will return
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‘State of Happiness,’ ‘The Flatey Enigma’ To Compete At Goteborg’s TV Drama Vision

“State of Happiness,” “The Flatey Enigma” and “The Inner Circle” are among the six Nordic drama series which will be presented at Goteborg Film Festival’s TV Drama Vision and compete for the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize.

Written by Mette M. Bølstad (“Nobel”), “State of Happiness” follows four young characters who come from different backgrounds and are thrown into a whirlwind of opportunity during Norway’s oil boom of the 1970s.

The Flatey Enigma,” written by Margrét Örnólfsdóttir, is a mystery thriller series based on Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson’s novels. “The Inner Circle,” penned by Håkan Lindhé, is a
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A Million Little Things Ep Teases Gary's 'Desperate' Hunt to Learn Jon's Secret — and What That Means for Maggie

A Million Little Things‘ Gary might not have been able to stop one of his best friends from choosing to end his life, but he’s damned if he’ll let another heartbreaking tragedy unfold on his watch.

And that’s why we’ll see him on a two-pronged mission when the series returns in its new timeslot on Thursday, Jan. 17 (9/8c), show boss DJ Nash tells TVLine. Part 1 of Gary’s self-assigned charge: Figure out the real reason Jon committed suicide. Part 2: Put everything he has into helping Maggie fight her illness.

“Maggie and Gary have two very strong things in common.
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‘Fortnite’ Dance Lawsuits: The Carlton, the Floss, the Milly Rock, What Is Going On?

When is a dance a dance and not just a move, and can you copyright it?

That seems to be the lynchpin question in a series of lawsuits filed this month against “Fortnite” creator Epic Games by a rapper, an actor, and an Instagram star.

Brooklyn rapper 2 Milly, former “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro, and Instagram’s “Backpack Kid” all filed suits this month against Epic Games, saying the developer copied each of their trademark dance moves, put them in “Fortnite” as an animation, and sold them to millions of players, without permission.

But can you copyright a dance?
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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Sonny and Chad Go to Rescue Julie

Days of Our Lives fans aren’t sure how this last week is going to go with all the holiday fanfare, but we can tell you that it will last in a way that makes us all feel like we may have more questions than we have answers. For example, we know that things got a lot worse for Chad already this week than they were before. Victor came down hard on him for what he feels he did to Sonny and his life. He is not happy with the way things went nor the role that Chad had in all

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Sonny and Chad Go to Rescue Julie
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NBC Sets Premiere Dates for John Legend's Season of The Voice and Much More

NBC has set its midseason premiere slate, and there's some exciting stuff coming your way this winter and spring, like new series The Enemy Within and The Village as well as John Legend's first season of The Voice.

The Voice Season 16 will kick off with a two-hour premiere on Monday, Feb. 25 at 8/7c

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John Legend's Voice Debut, Good Girls, World of Dance Get Midseason Dates

Those Good Girls will resume doing slightly bad things in March, when the comedy-infused drama returns with Season 2.

NBC announced on Tuesday that Good Girls will open its sophomore season on March 3, where it will now airs Sundays at 10/9c. (Season 1 aired on Mondays.)

Other midseason return dates unfurled by the Peacock network include The Voice Season 16, which marks John Le+gend’s debut as a coach (alongside Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton). After starting up on Monday Feb. 25 and Tuesday, Feb. 26, the singing competition will air only Mondays-only for a stretch while Ellen’s Game of Games opens Tuesday nights.
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NBC's Enemy Within Gets Manifest Slot, The Village Paired With This Is Us

NBC's Enemy Within Gets Manifest Slot, The Village Paired With This Is Us
The Enemy Within, starring Dexter‘s Jennifer Carpenter, has been tapped to inherit Manifest‘s time slot once NBC’s mystery series has closed the gates on Season 1. Meanwhile, the This Is Us-like drama The Village is being paired with — you guessed it — This Is Us.

The Enemy Within will premiere Monday, Feb. 25 at 10/9c, after Manifest has wrapped its 16-episode fresh run. Described as a “fast-paced, spy-hunting thriller,” it stars Carpenter as Erica Shepherd, a brilliant former CIA operative now known as the most notorious traitor in American history. Currently serving life in a Supermax prison, she is
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Poll: Who Will Win The Voice Season 15?

We're getting down to the wire on The Voice! Only four singers remain in the reality competition which looks to crown its Season 15 winner on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 8/7c on NBC.

It's no secret that 14-year-old Kennedy Holmes is the clear favorite to take home the top prize. Her soulful rendition of

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Star Trek: Discovery: Are Captain Pike and Number One More Than Just Shipmates? (2019 First Look)

Star Trek: Discovery: Are Captain Pike and Number One More Than Just Shipmates? (2019 First Look)
Attention on the bridge: Are we sensing a new Star Trek: Discovery romance on the horizon?

In TVLine’s exclusive first look at Season 2 of the CBS All Access sci-fi drama (premiering Thursday, Jan. 17), we meet a pair of new cast additions: Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels) as the Enterprise‘s Captain Pike — who helmed the iconic starship before Captain Kirk — and Rebecca Romijn (The Librarians) as his first officer Number One. They’re sharing a meal in the mess hall… and judging by the way they’re looking into each other’s eyes as Number One pushes something in Pike’s direction,
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The Five Best Tom Hiddleston Movies of His Career

Tom Hiddleston is a great actor, that much is pretty obvious from the roles he’s taken on and the number of fans he’s earned throughout his career thus far. The roles he takes on are sometimes a little dry but more often than not it’s the movie that might be lacking in substance, not his characters. He’s the kind of guy that really gets into his part and makes it his while at the same time following the source material so that people can actually see what the character is supposed to be like. It would be easy to make

The Five Best Tom Hiddleston Movies of His Career
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Justice for Chris Parnell, the Best Supporting Chris

Welcome to TV Guide's 12 Days of Chris-Mas, a festive celebration of famous dudes named Chris. Every day leading up to Dec. 25, we will honor a single Chris, counting down to the best Chris of the year. Today, that honor goes to Chris Parnell, the eighth best Chris.

Chris Parnell has been the secret

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Alfonso Ribeiro Sues ‘Fortnite’ Video Game for Stealing ‘Fresh Prince’ Carlton Dance

Alfonso Ribeiro Sues ‘Fortnite’ Video Game for Stealing ‘Fresh Prince’ Carlton Dance
Alfonso Ribeiro, best known for playing Carlton Banks on the NBC sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” is suing the creators of the blockbuster video game “Fortnite” over claims they stole his famous Carlton dance moves without permission. The actor alleges the “Fresh emote” dance performed by characters in the Fortnite video game is a direct rip off of his “Fresh Prince” dance moves.

A lawyer for Ribeiro has filed the lawsuit against “Fortnite” company Epic Games, claiming the dance moves are the actor’s “intellectual property.” Attorney David Hecht told NBC in a statement, “Epic has earned record profits off of downloadable content in the game, including emotes like ‘Fresh.’ Yet Epic has failed to compensate or even ask permission from Mr. Ribeiro for the use of his likeness and iconic intellectual property.”

According to CNN, the lawsuit states, “Twenty-seven years later, The Dance remains distinctive, immediately recognizable, and
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Former ‘The Walking Dead’ Boss Speaks Out on Sex Scene Safety After ‘Smilf’ Controversy

The last few weeks have brought some major developments in how intimate scenes are filmed for television. Recently, HBO announced that it would be hiring an intimacy coordinator to oversee sex scenes on its various productions. On Monday, a report detailed alleged questionable behavior by writer/director Frankie Shaw on the set of her Showtime series “Smilf.” (Deadline reported on Monday that Showtime still plans to go ahead with the planned January premiere date of Season 2 of the series.)

In response to those developments, former “The Walking Dead” executive producer Glen Mazzara is convening a discussion of these issues, slated for next summer’s Atx Festival, which will be held during the second weekend of June 2019.

In a Twitter thread, Mazzara collected details of the panel and thoughts on what he sees as the industry’s inadequate preparation for these kinds of scenes.

Unfortunately, TV showrunners & directors receive no training
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