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L.A. Confidential: Walton Goggins to Star in Reboot Pilot for CBS

L.A. Confidential: Walton Goggins to Star in Reboot Pilot for CBS
Walton Goggins is headed to CBS. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Justified star has joined the network's L.A. Confidential reboot pilot. Based on the novel by James Ellroy, the drama follows three homicide detectives, a reporter, and an actress whose lives "intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer among the secrets and lies of glamorous and gritty 1950s Los Angeles." In 1997, the book was adapted as a film starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, and Kim Basinger.
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‘Superstore’ Renewed For Season 4 At NBC

‘Superstore’ Renewed For Season 4 At NBC
NBC has renewed hit comedy Superstore for a 22-episode fourth season. Created and written by Justin Spitzer, Superstore centers around Amy (America Ferrera), the store's most stalwart employee as well as the glue holding the place together. Jonah (Ben Feldman), who is often the target of his colleagues ribbing, is joined on the floor with his fellow associates, including sardonic Garrett (Colton Dunn), the ambitious Mateo (Nico Santos) and sweet teenager and new mom…
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"AGT" Brings Everyone Back: Howie, Simon, Mel B, Heidi and Host Tyra Banks All Sign on for Summer 2018

NBC’s hit variety competition “America’s Got Talent” has re-upped all four judges and its host for another run, TheWrap has learned. Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell, Mel B., Heidi Klum and presenter Tyra Banks have all signed on the dotted line for Summer 2018’s “Agt” — a premiere date will be announced soon.

Mandel is the longest-running judge on the talent show — the upcoming Season 13 will mark his ninth-straight. Spice Girl Mel B. and “Project Runway” host Heidi Klum both joined the program in 2013. Cowell effectively replaced Howard Stern 2016, and Banks took over for Nick Cannon just last...
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Ray Liotta Joins ‘The Simpsons’ Family as Moe’s Dad

Ray Liotta Joins ‘The Simpsons’ Family as Moe’s Dad
The Simpsons” has added another guest star to its impressive line up for the season and this one has a less than desirable familial connection to everyone’s favorite yellow bartender. Ray Liotta has been cast as Moe’s father, Morty Szyslak, for an upcoming episode of the animated Fox comedy, a 20th Century Fox spokesperson told TheWrap on Wednesday. The “Goodfellas” star will lend his voice to a character described as a more cunning, evil version of Moe. The installment, which will reveal more of the bartender’s backstory than we’ve even seen before, is set to air April 15. Executive producer Matt Selman told...
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Grimm's Russell Hornsby to Star in Fox Legal Drama Pilot From Danny Strong

Grimm's Russell Hornsby to Star in Fox Legal Drama Pilot From Danny Strong
In his newest role, Grimm‘s Russell Hornsby will hunt something even more elusive than the craftiest Wesen: justice.

Hornsby has signed on to be the male lead in an untitled legal drama pilot executive-produced by Empire EP/Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Danny Strong, our sister site Deadline reports.

The potential Fox series is set in a law firm that reopens investigations that led to wrongful convictions, with the team putting themselves at risk to exonerate the innocent. Hornsby’s character, Ezekiel “Easy” Boudreau, is described as “a savvy, pragmatic and cool” lawyer employed by the firm.

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Amazon Developing ‘Consider Phlebas’ as Fantasy Drama Series

Amazon Developing ‘Consider Phlebas’ as Fantasy Drama Series
Amazon Studios is developing a fantasy drama series based on the novels about an interstellar utopian society by Scottish author Iain M. Banks.

The digital giant has acquired worldwide rights to “Consider Phlebas,” the first novel in the series about a world known as “the Culture.” Dennis Kelly (“Matilda”) is on board to adapt the book for Amazon Studios and Plan B Entertainment.

“The story of the Culture is so rich and captivating that for years Hollywood has been trying to bring this utopian society to life on the screen,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, head of scripted series at Amazon Studios. “We are honored that we have been chosen, along with Dennis Kelly and Plan B Entertainment, to make ‘Consider Phlebas’ into a television series we think will be loved by fans for years to come.”

Published in 1987, “Consider Phlebas” revolves around a war that erupts between the Culture, a highly advanced and progressive society, and the Idirans
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‘Teen Mom 2’ Star David Eason Fired After Posting Homophobic Tweets

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‘Teen Mom 2’ Star David Eason Fired After Posting Homophobic Tweets
MTV has fired “Teen Mom 2” star David Eason, husband of Jenelle Evans, after he posted homophobic tweets, multiple media outlets reported.

“David Eason’s personal comments do not reflect the views of MTV,” said an MTV spokesperson. “With six weeks left of production on ‘Teen Mom 2,’ effective immediately, we are ending our relationship with him.”

Multiple outlets, including the BBC, reported Eason’s comments came during an exchange with Twitter users about parenting in the wake of the school shooting in Florida last week.

According to People, Eason referred to gay and transgender...
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When Spider-Man Dances in Video Game Store to “Take on Me”

Who knew that Spider-Man liked to dance to Take On Me? I suppose that even the friendly neighborhood wallcrawler would be able to get down and boogie every now and then. He’s certainly in good enough shape to perform the moves and he’s never been that shy about performing in front of a crowd. But I don’t recall the last time I saw him in public just getting down to a popular 80’s band. These lucky people got a treat then to see Spidey shaking his groove thing to the music just for fun it would seem, and now I’m

When Spider-Man Dances in Video Game Store to “Take on Me”
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Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block Continues Its Descent into Madness with “All You Ghost Mice”

It happens this way every year, but it seems like seasons of Channel Zero continually get better and better with each episode, no matter how strong of a start a story may already have in the beginning. From what we’ve seen so far, Butcher’s Block seems to be no exception to that trend. As we slide into the halfway point of the season, let’s take a look at this week’s new episode of Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block, “All You Ghost Mice.” I referred to it last week, but the coolest thing about this season of Channel Zero is the way

Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block Continues Its Descent into Madness with “All You Ghost Mice”
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The Amazing Race Finale Recap: Did Your Favorite Team Win Season 30?

A quartet of teams remained atop Wednesday’s Amazing Race finale, but only a single duo would get to take home that million-dollar (before taxes) grand prize.

The remaining eight players — Team Yale’s Henry and Evan, Team Extreme’s Kristi and Jen, Team Big Brother‘s Cody and Jessica, and Team IndyCar’s Alex and Conor — jetted to Hong Kong to begin the final leg of Season 30, where they played with fire, fought with crabs and survived a man-made typhoon.

Then came Cody’s absolute favorite part of the finale: getting to smash a bunch of computers and hard
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100s of Hip-Hop Songs can be Traced back to Slick Rick’s and Doug E. Fresh’s La Di Da Di (1985)

If you don’t believe it’s true then queue up the lyrics for almost every hip hop song that’s been released since Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh’s La Di Da Di hit the airwaves and see whether or not they can be traced back. What you’ll find is that some element of just about every hip hop song can be followed back to the contribution that these two made and will be a direct or indirect source that helped to fuel the genre. So many people like to throw around words like ‘innovative’ or ‘unique’ or ‘original’, and in some

100s of Hip-Hop Songs can be Traced back to Slick Rick’s and Doug E. Fresh’s La Di Da Di (1985)
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‘The Domestics’ Special Effects Coordinator Says He Shares Blame in “Wigging” Incident

Guy Clayton, the special effects coordinator on MGM's The Domestics, says he feels responsible for the "wigging" incident that led to a sex discrimination complaint filed with the Eeoc by stuntwoman Deven MacNair, because he told “the powers that be” that he could get the special effects ready on short notice. MacNair, however, isn't having any of it. "How many excuses are we going to hear?" she asked. "They said I was too big to double the actress, that I'm a horrible…
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‘The Village’: Grace Van Dien To Star In NBC Drama Pilot

Grace Van Dien (Greenhouse Academy) has booked the lead role in NBC drama pilot The Village, from Mike Daniels and Universal TV. Written/executive produced by Daniels (The Brave, Sons of Anarchy), The Village is a sprawling ensemble drama. Despite difference in age, race, culture and lifestyle, the residents of a Manhattan apartment building find that the more their lives intertwine, the more complex and compelling their connections become, thus proving life's challenges…
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HBO Renews ‘High Maintenance’ and ‘Crashing’ for Season 3

The laughs will keep on coming at HBO.

The cabler has renewed two of its half-hour comedies, “High Maintenance” and “Crashing,” for third seasons.

“High Maintenance,” which is created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, returned for its 10-episode second season run on January 19. Providing a peek into the cramped apartments, grinding routines and urban neuroses of New Yorkers, the show stars Sinclair as The Guy, a bearded, pot-dealing deliveryman whose growing clientele keeps him busier than ever. In her review of the first season, Variety‘s Sonia Saraiya praised the comedy’s evolution from a web series, writing, “‘High Maintenance’ approaches the idiosyncratic denizens of New York with a lighthearted touch, finding droll amusement and even gentle appreciation for the otherwise weird, pathetic, and lonely New Yorkers who simply want a bit of weed.”

High Maintenance” is produced by Janky Clown Productions and executive produced by Blichfeld, Sinclair and Russell Gregory.

“Crashing,” created
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‘High Maintenance’ & ‘Crashing’ Renewed For Season 3 By HBO

HBO has given Season 3 renewals to the two comedy series that are in the midst of airing their second seasons on the pay cable network, the pot-themed High Maintenance and Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow’s Crashing. There is no word yet on the future of the new Alan Ball drama series Here and Now, which is currently airing its first season. Created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, the under-the-radar High Maintenance, which made the leap from the web to TV, has been an…
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This is Overwatch Reimagined As A 2-D Fighting Game

So if you don’t know by now, Overwatch is a first-person shooter game in which you get to pick from a fairly good list of characters that each have their own separate abilities and tricks that you can employ during the game. But being re-imagined as a 2D fighting game still makes Overwatch look pretty awesome, just not as expansive. Being a fan of fighting games I can honestly say that this is something I would enjoy playing a few times before getting all the moves down and finding it too simple. But the graphics and the abilities of each

This is Overwatch Reimagined As A 2-D Fighting Game
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Pilot News: Timothy Hutton to Justice, Reaper Vet's Hospital Drama and More

Pilot News: Timothy Hutton to Justice, Reaper Vet's Hospital Drama and More
Having experienced plenty of American Crime, Timothy Hutton is now turning his attention to the legal system.

The actor will co-star in the CBS drama pilot Main Justice, which is inspired by the life and work of Eric Holder, the first African-American Attorney General of the United States, our sister site Deadline reports.

Hutton will play Deputy Attorney General Thomas Yarrow, who was the interim Attorney General prior to the recently sworn-in Miles Blair (Fargo‘s Bokeem Woodbine). Yarrow — whose ego is only matched by the money he spends on his wardrobe — is immediately critical of Blair’s decisions.

In other pilot casting news,
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TV News Roundup: ‘Scandal’ Books Michael O’Neill in Recurring Guest Role

In today’s roundup, ABC casts Michael O’Neill in a recurring guest star role in the final season of “Scandal” and released a promo trailer for the finale of “The Bachelor Winter Games.” Casting

Michael O’Neill will be a recurring guest star on the final season of “Scandal.” He makes his return to ABC & Shondaland since appearing in the “Grey’s Anatomy” season six two-part finale as Gary Clark, the perpetrator of a mass shooting at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital.

Netflix and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation have cast Jacqueline McKenzie as the lead Kath Sinclair in it’s new political thriller series “Pine Gap.” McKenzie can currently be seen on Australian TV reprising her role as Gabe in “Romper Stomper: Next Gen” for Stan. She will next appear in the miniseries “Safe Harbour,” from NBC/Matchbox; and the feature films, “Three Summers directed by Ben Elton,” “Gateway,” and “Harmony
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19-2: A Cop Drama that had this Long Take of a School Shooting

This long take of a school shooting from the cop drama 19-2 leaves me a little confused. The cops keep saying they’re their to help the shooter, but the guy keeps shooting at them and making it very apparent that their type of help is the last thing that he wants. Maybe I’m looking at things from the eyes of a civilian and that’s why, but ‘helping’ the perpetrator doesn’t seem like it would be something that would be less of a concern than getting the other kids out and finding the person responsible before putting them down one way

19-2: A Cop Drama that had this Long Take of a School Shooting
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‘Seven Seconds’ Review: ‘Killing’ Creator’s New Drama Needs Less Time, Not More

Time is in many ways of the essence with The Killing creator Veena Sud's Seven Seconds. Launching on February 23, the Netflix anthology series starts with the accidental killing of a black teen by a white Jersey City cop and turns to the ugly places with a bigoted wall of blue cover-up, family fallout, our clearly broken justice system, the Black Lives Matters movement and some brutal truths about American life. Yet despite an outstanding performance by American Crime…
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