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Stephen King & J.J. Abrams’ ‘Castle Rock’ Sets Comic-Con World Premiere + More

Stephen King & J.J. Abrams’ ‘Castle Rock’ Sets Comic-Con World Premiere + More
Exclusive: Castle Rock doesn't premiere on Hulu until July 25, but San Diego Comic-Con attendees will get a lot more than a sneak peek at the psychological-horror drama. The entire opening episode of the J.J. Abrams-produced series based on Stephen King's stories will be played for fans at the confab next month, I've learned.

Additionally, the home of The Handmaid's Tale is planning a big Rock presence offscreen at SDCC.

Abrams is working on the next Star Wars movie over…
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Courtney B. Vance Boards Jordan Peele’s HBO Series ‘Lovecraft Country’

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Courtney B. Vance Boards Jordan Peele’s HBO Series ‘Lovecraft Country’
HBO added a trio of new cast members — Courtney B. Vance, Elizabeth Debicki abd Aunjanue Ellis — to “Lovecraft Country,” its upcoming drama from Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions.

The three will star opposite Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jonathan Majors and Wunmi Mosaku.

Lovecraft Country,” which is based on the 2016 novel from Matt Ruff, follows Atticus Black as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback, according to the series’ description.

Also Read: Jordan Peele, Jj Abrams' HBO Series Adds Yann Demange as Director, Executive Producer

Vance will portray George Black, Atticus’ (Majors) uncle and publisher of the “Safe Negro Travel Guide,” while Ellis will play George’s wife,
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Apple Orders ‘Little America’ Immigrant Anthology Series From ‘The Big Sick’ Writers, Lee Eisenberg & Alan Yang

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Apple Orders ‘Little America’ Immigrant Anthology Series From ‘The Big Sick’ Writers, Lee Eisenberg & Alan Yang
Apple has picked up to series Little America, a half-hour anthology series from Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, the Oscar-nominated writers of indie hit The Big Sick, Smilf executive producer Lee Eisenberg, Master of None co-creator/executive producer Alan Yang and Universal Television.

Written by Eisenberg, who will serve as showrunner, Nanjiani and Gordon, Little America is inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine and described on the site as “a small, collective portrait of America’s immigrants — and thereby a portrait of America itself.” The TV series will go beyond the headlines to look at the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and unexpected lives of immigrants in America, at a time when their stories are more relevant than ever.

Nanjiani and Yang executive produce alongside Eisenberg and Gordon. Joshuah Bearman and Joshua Davis will executive produce for Epic Magazine; Arthur Spector will co-executive produce.
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'Walking Dead' Creator Sets First Amazon Series: Animated Comic Book Drama 'Invincible'

'Walking Dead' Creator Sets First Amazon Series: Animated Comic Book Drama 'Invincible'
Nearly a year after moving his overall deal from AMC to Amazon Studios, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has lined up his first new series under the pact and it's a familiar one.

Amazon Studios has handed out a straight-to-series order for an hourlong animated take on Invincible, based on Kirkman's recently concluded comic book of the same name.

Like the comic, the eight-episode "adult animated" Amazon series, from Kirkman and Cory Walker, revolves around Mark Grayson, a normal teenager except for the fact that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet. Shortly ...
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‘Killing Eve’ and ‘The Americans’ Lead TCA Awards Nominations

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‘Killing Eve’ and ‘The Americans’ Lead TCA Awards Nominations
BBC America’s “Killing Eve” crashed the TCA Awards party as the freshman series led all other programs with five nominations for the 34th annual TCA Awards.

The Television Critics Association (TCA) revealed the nominees on Tuesday. Critics also showed love for FX’s “The Americans,” which ended its six-season run in May, handing out four nominations.

With 10 nominations, FX is the No. 1 network, followed by Netflix (nine) and NBC (seven). HBO, last year’s top-nominated network, split with BBC America with six apiece. Program of the Year will come down to “Atlanta,” “Killing Eve,” “The Americans,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Good Place,” and “This Is Us.”
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‘Fraiser’ Alum Jane Leeves Joins Fox’s ‘The Resident’ Season 2 as Series Regular

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‘Fraiser’ Alum Jane Leeves Joins Fox’s ‘The Resident’ Season 2 as Series Regular
Jane Leeves has a new series regular gig. The “Hot in Cleveland” and “Frasier” alum has been added to the full-time cast of the upcoming second season of Fox’s medical drama “The Resident.”

Leeves will join returning Season 1 series regulars Matt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Bruce Greenwood, Emily VanCamp and Shaunette Renée Wilson, as well as Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Glenn Morshower, who were promoted for recurring to regulars for the sophomore year.

Leeves will play Dr. Kitt Voss, a star orthopedic surgeon and kick-ass new mentor for the hospital’s residents. Kitt attracts the roving eye of Dr. Bell, while butting heads with larger-than-life Cardio-thoracic surgeon Aj Austin (Warner).

More to come…

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David Tennant to Star in Disability-Themed Comedy for the BBC

David Tennant to Star in Disability-Themed Comedy for the BBC
Former “Doctor Who” star David Tennant will play the father of a severely learning-disabled girl in “There She Goes,” a new comedy for the BBC from Sharon Horgan’s production company Merman.

The five-part series will go out on the pubcaster’s BBC Four channel. Tennant and Jessica Hynes (“Shaun of the Dead”) star as Simon and Emily, respectively, the parents of 9-year-old Rosie, played by Miley Locke. Edan Hayhurst appears as Ben, Rosie’s brother.

Shaun Pye (“Todd Margaret”) penned the series. The producers said that each episode would shine a light on day-to-day life with Rosie, from simply
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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Ciara Opens Up to Ben

Days of Our Lives fans want to believe that Ciara is mature and responsible, but watching her tell Ben she doesn’t want her friends and family to know where she is while she’s stuck with a killer is not her best decision. We want to believe she’s made better choices, grown up a bit, and been a little wiser about things, but she’s not been. And that’s not a good sign. What’s also not a good sign is the fact that she’s got to get her life in order, but she won’t do it without lying to everyone. She’s not

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Ciara Opens Up to Ben
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Avalon COO Tim Robinson Leaves ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ Producer

Exclusive: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver producer Avalon has lost its Chief Operating Officer. I hear Tim Robinson has left the British production company and talent management agency. Robinson, a popular figure within the British television industry, joined the company, which has offices in London, New York and La, in September 2016 and left at the end of last month. He lead day-to-day operations at the business and managed the long-term strategic development of the…
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Endemol Shine Group Calls In Banks To Explore Sale

Endemol Shine Group has called in the banks to explore a sale – two months after Deadline revealed that the Big Brother superindie was set to be put on the block. The company, which produces series including Black Mirror, The Biggest Loser, Peaky Blinders and Broadchurch, has hired Deutsche Bank and Liontree, according to CNBC, to explore its options. It is thought that 21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management, which currently own 50% each, have both agreed to sell…
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Endemol Shine Brings in Banks to Evaluate Possible Sale

Endemol Shine Group is on the block. The company behind “Black Mirror” and “Masterchef” has called in banks to evaluate a possible sale that could see one of the world’s largest international TV production and distribution groups change hands.

The “Big Brother” and “Peaky Blinders” producer is jointly owned by 21st Century Fox and private equity group Apollo. CNBC, which first reported the news, said that the co-owners have agreed to sell if a buyer is found, and that Deutsche Bank and Liontree have been brought in to make it happen. The news channel said the deal could be worth as much as $4 billion,
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‘Vanity Fair’ Trailer: First-Look At ITV & Amazon’s Adaptation Of The Classic Napoleonic Novel

ITV and Amazon have unveiled a first-look at the forthcoming adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic 1848 novel Vanity Fair. The partners have debuted a short trailer that features Ready Player One star Olivia Cooke with her foot all over a globe, as the seven-part drama is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. The Mammoth Screen-produced series sees Cooke play Becky Sharp, as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of…
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The BBC Lines Up Quirky Saturday Night Quiz Format ‘The Time It Takes’ With ‘Taskmaster’ Star Joe Lycett

The British love a slice of quirky and eccentric Saturday night television and it seems the BBC's latest primetime gameshow will deliver just that. The British public broadcaster has ordered The Time It Takes from Hat Trick Productions, the company behind long-running panel format Have I Got News For You and Matt LeBlanc comedy Episodes. The Time It Takes, which has been handed an eight-part run starting later this year on BBC One, will be fronted by rising comedian Joe…
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America’s Got Talent: Daniel’s Second Chance. Mel B. hits Golden Buzzer.

Tonight may be the fourth night of auditions on America’s Got Talent, but the stakes have never been higher. Acts try to give it everything they got to impress the judges. Who will get the opportunity to move on to the next round? Best Acts: Jeffrey Li – This young singer from Toronto, Canada wowed the judges with his cover of Josh Groban’s Raise Me Up. He made the song his own, and it reminds me of all the previous child singers that have auditioned for the show. The audience was also blown away by the performance, with Howie later comparing

America’s Got Talent: Daniel’s Second Chance. Mel B. hits Golden Buzzer.
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Rachel Maddow Breaks Down During Report On “Tender Age” Shelters For Immigrant Babies

As the heated debate about the Trump administration’s family separation policy continues, Rachel Maddow had a moment on Tuesday during The Rachel Maddow Show which reflected the emotions of many that have seen the recent events of children being separated from parents. In the video below, Maddow started to read a breaking news report from the Associated Press about how babies and young children are being sent to “tender age” shelters after being separated from their…
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Netflix’s ‘One Day At A Time’ & Starz’ ‘Vida’ Demand End To Border Family Separation; Ask Other Series To Donate

On a day when Donald Trump and his chorus of sycophants have doubled down on tearing apart families at the southern border and tossing children in caged detention centers, two series have thrown down to Hollywood to stand up for what's right. "One Day at a Time and Vida are teaming up to end family separation at the border," wrote executive producer Gloria Kellett on Tuesday online. "In just 6 weeks, upon being detained at the border, 1,995 children have been separated…
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Kristen Wiig Will No Longer Star in Apple Comedy After ‘Wonder Woman 2’ Scheduling Conflict

Kristen Wiig Will No Longer Star in Apple Comedy After ‘Wonder Woman 2’ Scheduling Conflict
Kristen Wiig has departed Apple’s adaptation of Curtis Sittenfield’s upcoming collection of short stories, “You Think It, I’ll Say It,” Variety has confirmed.

An Apple Worldwide Video spokeswoman confirmed the exit is a result of conflicts with Wiig’s shooting schedule for “Wonder Woman 1984,” in which she plays the villain Cheetah.

The 10-episode straight to series order marked Apple’s first scripted comedy order. The role would have been Wiig’s first return to television since her 2005-2012 stint on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Sources say Apple is still eager to develop the series and that producers are regrouping.
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Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Donald Trump Claim Dems Forcing Baby-Snatching Border Policy On Him

“President Trump is continuing to blame Democrats for his new ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy that has taken thousands of children from their parents and forced them into the detention centers you've seen,” Jimmy Kimmel update his ABC late-night viewers. “Even with a hellstorm of criticism coming his way from Republicans and Democrats alike, the President is digging in. As he does,” Kimmel said. “He keeps saying there's a law requiring him to do this. “Which, first…
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Own's Love Is___ Premiere: Grade It!

Own's Love Is___ Premiere: Grade It!
The epic romance at the center of Own’s new drama Love Is___ would be unbelievable if it weren’t inspired by the real-life love story between creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil (Black Lightning, Being Mary Jane).

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The show’s central relationship between TV writer Nuri (a sparkly Michele Weaver) and Yasir (Black Lightning‘s Will Catlett), a broke aspiring writer/director, is emotionally grandiose from the start: Tuesday’s series premiere begins with older versions of the
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Kristen Wiig Exits Apple Comedy Series

Apple’s aggressive A-list push into television has hit a snag. SNL vet Kristen Wiig — who earlier this year signed on to headline an untitled comedy series for the tech giant — has departed the project due to a scheduling conflict, Deadline reports.

Inspired by You Think It, I’ll Say It, a collection of short stories by Curtis Sittenfeld, the sitcom received a 10-episode straight-to-series order from Apple back in January. It would’ve marked Wiig’s first series-regular TV role since her SNL days.

Per Deadline, the project is on hold while producers (Reese Witherspoon among them) evaluate their options,
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