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Exclusive: Steven Yeun to Star in Episode of Jordan Peele’s ‘The Twilight Zone’

Exclusive: Steven Yeun to Star in Episode of Jordan Peele’s ‘The Twilight Zone’
Hot off a win for Best Supporting Actor at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, Burning star Steven Yeun has been tapped to star in an episode of Jordan Peele's revival of The Twilight Zone at CBS All Access, Collider has exclusively learned. Sources say that Yeun will play the title character in the series' fourth episode "The Traveler," which follows two cops and a mysterious traveler. Peele will serve as host and narrator of the series, which his Monkeypaw Productions is producing with Simon Kinberg's Genre Films and CBS Television Studios. Peele and Kinberg will serve …
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"One Dollar" Canceled by CBS All Access After One Season

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One Dollar” has the ignominious distinction of being the first CBS All Access original series to be canceled.

Variety has confirmed that the streaming service will not be bringing the drama series back for a second season. The series was 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. It starred John Carroll Lynch, Nathaniel Martello-White, Christopher Denham, Philip Ettinger, Kirrilee Berger, Gracie Lawrence, Joshua Bitton, Nike Uche Kadri, and Hamilton Clancy.

The series was created by Jason Mosberg, who executive produced along with Craig Zobel, Matt DeRoss, Alexandre Dauman, and Graham Gordy. CBS Television Studios produced in association with Anonymous Content

“While ‘One Dollar’ won’t be coming back for another season, we’re incredibly proud of its artistically presented 10-episode story, which will continue to be available for streaming on
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"The Mandalorian" Adds Giancarlo Esposito, Werner Herzog, Carl Weathers to Cast

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The Mandalorian” cast has taken shape.

The upcoming live-action “Star Wars” streaming series has revealed that the cast now includes Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, and Werner Herzog. They join previously announced cast members Pedro Pascal, Nick Nolte, and Gina Carano. As with all things “Star Wars,” the exact nature of each actor’s role is being kept under wraps, though it has been officially confirmed that Pascal will play the title role in the series.

The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. It follows the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. It will air on Disney+.

“We’re having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to,” said series
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"DWTS" Shocker: ABC Forgoes Spring Cycle After Controversial Season 27

Bobby Bones will have to keep that Mirrorball trophy well-polished for a full year.

Dancing With the Stars, which has long aired two seasons per calendar year, is skipping a Spring 2019 cycle, TVLine has confirmed.

Though it’s not yet clear what prompted the competition series to sit out a midseason run, Dancing is coming off a controversial 27th season. After multiple well-scored frontrunners were eliminated prematurely (including R&B singer Tinashe and Fuller House actor Juan Pablo Di Pace), the Mirrorball was ultimately awarded to country radio DJ — and very dark horse — Bobby Bones, who had scored much lower than his three fellow finalists.
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"Swamp Thing": Ian Ziering To Play Daniel Cassidy In DC Universe Series

Sharknado star Ian Ziering is set for a key recurring role opposite Crystal Reed in Swamp Thing, the upcoming streaming drama series based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. The project, which hails from James Wan’s Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Television, is set to premiere in 2019 on the DC Universe digital subscription service.

Ziering will play stuntman turned movie star Daniel Cassidy, who became semi-famous after playing the demonic Blue Devil. But now, eight years later, Cassidy finds himself living out his days in frustration, pining for his former fame while on a collision course with destiny.

Written by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman, Swamp Thing follows Abby Arcane (Reed) as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and
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'A Star Is Born,' "Mrs. Maisel," "Ozark" Lead SAG Nominations

'A Star Is Born,'
A Star Is Born” led the way with four SAG feature film nominations while “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Ozark” each scored a quartet of TV nominations.

BlacKkKlansman” and “The Favourite” each took a trio of film nominations. “Barry,” “Glow,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Kominsky Method” all scored three TV nods.

Nominees for the feature film ensemble cast trophy were “A Star Is Born,” “Black Panther,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “BlacKkKlansman” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Lady Gaga scored an actress nomination for “A Star is Born” along with Glenn Close for “The Wife,” Olivia Colman for “The Favourite,” Melissa McCarthy for “Can You ever Forgive Me?” and Emily Blunt for “Mary Poppins Returns.”

Bradley Cooper, who also directed “A Star Is Born” nabbed a best actor nod along with Christian Bale for “Vice,” Rami Malek for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Viggo Mortensen for “Green Book” and John David Washington for “BlacKkKlansman.”

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Netflix Orders True Crime Series on Ted Bundy

Netflix Orders True Crime Series on Ted Bundy
Netflix has ordered “Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,” a true-crime docuseries about serial killer Ted Bundy.

The docuseries will be directed by Joe Berlinger, who is helming a separate scripted film about the serial killer, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” which stars Zac Efron as Bundy, and will premiere at Sundance.

The four-part series will feature previously unheard audio of interviews with Bundy while he was on death row in Florida. This unique and gripping doc series focuses on the man whose personality, good looks and social graces defied the serial-killer stereotype, allowing him to hide in plain sight as he committed the brutal sex-crime slayings of more than 30 women before being caught in 1978. While on trial, Bundy received extraordinary adoration from American women, which made his gruesome crimes doubly haunting, even in an era of anything-goes mayhem.

It will premiere on Jan 24, 2019, 30 years after the date of his execution in Florida.
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Netflix Orders "I Am Not Okay With This" From Producers of "Stranger Things"

Netflix Orders
The producers of “Stranger Things” and creator and director of “The End of the F***ing World” series are making “I Am Not Okay With This” for Netflix, a coming-of-age tale about a girl with mysterious powers.

21 Laps will make the series, which was co-created by Jonathan Entwistle, who was behind Channel 4 and Netflix show “The End of the F***ing World.” As with that project, the series is an adaptation of a Charles Forsman graphic novel.

In the novel, the main character, a regular suburban 15-year-old freshman called Sydney, has telekinetic powers that kick in at inopportune moments.
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Freeform Orders Comedy "Everything’s Gonna Be Okay" From Josh Thomas

Freeform Orders Comedy
Freeform has given out a series order to the comedy “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” from creator, writer, and comedian Josh Thomas.

The network has ordered 10 episodes of the half hour series. Thomas also stars as Nicholas, a neurotic 25-year-old still living at home with his single dad and two teenage half-sisters, one of which has autism. He is not particularly helpful in raising his siblings, but when their dad becomes terminally ill, the girls have to cope with not only a devastating loss but also the realization that Nicholas is the one who will have to hold it all together.
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Power Boss Pays Tribute to 'Beloved' Crew Member Killed in On-Set Accident

Power Boss Pays Tribute to 'Beloved' Crew Member Killed in On-Set Accident
Pedro Jimenez, the Power crew member killed in an on-set accident Monday, was a “beloved” member of the Starz drama’s staff and had been with the show since Season 1, series co-creator Courtney A. Kemp posted on social media Wednesday.

“This is a tragedy for the Power family, and even more for Pedro’s family and friends, who must face the holidays and the coming cold months ahead without him,” Kemp wrote in an Instagram post.

The series shut down production Monday after production assistant Jimenez, 63, died after he was hit by a 2006 Ford Explorer also involved in production of the series.
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TV News Roundup: Steven Yeun Joins ‘Twilight Zone’ at CBS All Access

In Wednesday’s roundup, Netflix reveals the premiere date for “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” and Steven Yeun joins Jordan Peele’s “Twilight Zone” reboot.

First Looks

Variety has an exclusive behind-the-scenes first look at Season 2 of Showtime’s “Smilf,” featuring creator and star, Frankie Shaw. The new season, which premieres Sunday, Jan. 20 at 10:30 p.m. Et/Pt, finds Bridgette trying to move forward and focus on her future, while attempting to exorcise old ghosts and atone for past misdeeds. See the clip below:


ABC has announced premiere dates for a bevy of new and returning shows. New
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The Five Best Joseph Gordon-Levitt Movies of His Career

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the kind of guy that seems like he was fast-tracked into fame when he was still a kid and if you manage to find a lot of his old ads and commercials you might agree since he was caught up in the business when he was still pretty young. Then if you can recall moments such as his role in Angels in the Outfield or on Third Rock from the Sun you’ll see that he’s been in show business for quite some time. The fact that he grew up to be a star isn’t a surprise at

The Five Best Joseph Gordon-Levitt Movies of His Career
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The Twilight Zone: Steven Yeun to Appear in CBS All Access Revival

The Twilight Zone: Steven Yeun to Appear in CBS All Access Revival
Steven Yeun can’t stay away from TV horror series, it seems: The Walking Dead alum has signed on to star in an episode of CBS All Access’ upcoming Twilight Zone revival, TVLine has confirmed.

Yeun will headline an episode of the revived sci-fi/horror anthology entitled “The Traveler.” No further details on his character or the plot have been released yet, but we’ll learn more when the new-look Twilight Zone — with executive producer Jordan Peele stepping into Rod Serling’s iconic hosting role — hits CBS All Access next year.

The Twilight Zone revival has already attracted an impressive
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CBS News Settles Suit Alleging Harassment by Charlie Rose

CBS News settled a lawsuit filed by three women who alleged they were harassed by former “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Charlie Rose, and claimed CBS did not act despite being aware of the situation.

The amount awarded to the women was not disclosed at their request, according to a CBS News spokesperson. “The matter has been resolved,” CBS News said in a statement.

Katherine Brooks Harris and Yuqing Wei, two of the women who filed the suit, had been employees of CBS who worked with Rose. A third woman, Sydney McNeal, was not an employee of CBS and worked as an assistant for the anchor.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Gurren Lagann

Gurran Lagann is a popular Japanese mecha anime series that aired on TV Tokyo during 2007. The series has 27 episodes. Written by Kazuki Nakashima and directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, Gurran Lagann was later published in a Magna version and became a Nintendo game. Films of the anime were made too. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Gurren Lagann. 1. What’s does Gurran Lagann mean? Gurran Lagann means “Pierce the Heavens” in Japanese. The mecha anime series takes place in the future. Earth is ruled by Lordgenome, the Spiral King. Lord Genome forces humans to live underground in

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Gurren Lagann
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Ventana Sur: ‘La Liga’ Kicks Off at Buenos Aires’ Animation!

Spain’s Quirino Awards, Argentina’s Animation! and Mexico’s Pixelatl Festival, three key events in Ibero-American animation, will join forces to create La Liga (The League), as announced Wednesday at an Animation! round table hosted by the Quirino Awards, titled “Iberoamerican Alliance Models.”

Speakers included Quirino Awards promoter José Luis Farias, Mexico’s Pixelatl director José Iñesta, Gonzalo Azpiri at Argentina’s Animar Cluster, Milton Guerrero from Animation Peru, José Navarro from Chile’s national lobby Animach) and Liliana Rincón, of Colombia’s Gema animation trade assn.

The Liga’s logo (pictured) was designed by renowned Argentine animation auteur
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Don’t Expect ‘The Defenders’ on Disney Streaming Service Any Time Soon (Exclusive)

Fans of the Marvel Television series recently canceled by Netflix who hope to see the shows revived on Disney+ may be out of luck.

Sources tell Variety that the deal for the original four Marvel shows includes a clause that prevents the characters from appearing in any non-Netflix series or film for at least two years after cancellation. That means that “Daredevil,” “Luke Cage,” and “Iron Fist” — which were all canceled this year at Netflix — could not come to the Disney streaming service until 2020 at the earliest.

The chances of the shows returning either on their own or as a
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One Dollar Is CBS All Access' First Cancelled Show

One Dollar won’t buy you a lot of time these days, it seems. CBS All Access has cancelled the drama after one season, per The Hollywood Reporter.

The mystery series, in which the titular piece of cash linked several people involved in a bunch of murders, is the streaming video service’s first axed show. (The cancellation has been noted on TVLine’s Streaming Renewal Scorecard.)

One Dollar‘s cast included Philip Ettinger (The Mist), John Caroll Lynch (American Horror Story), Jeff Perry (Scandal) and Leslie Odom Jr. (Smash).

The series premiered in August; its Season 1 finale, which now
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Returning to Supernatural for 300th Episode

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Returning to Supernatural for 300th Episode
Supernatural‘s upcoming 300th episode will play host to a long-awaited family reunion. Jeffrey Dean Morgan — aka John Winchester, father of Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) — will return for the milestone hour, TVLine has learned. Titled “Lebanon,” the episode is slated to air Thursday, Feb. 7 at 8/7c on The CW.

“We’re incredibly excited to have Jeffrey back for this milestone episode, and think fans will love what we have planned for his character… and a few other surprise guest stars,” executive producer Andrew Dabb said in a statement.

Morgan, who first appeared in Supernatural‘s 2005 pilot (long live The WB!
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Miley Cyrus Confirms She's Going to Be in Black Mirror Season 5

I mean, Miley Cyrus' VMAs performance was basically an episode of Black Mirror, so it's not a total surprise that she's going to appear in Season 5 of Netflix's dystopian anthology series.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, The singer/once and future actress confirmed her Black Mirror appearance during an


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