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"Sharp Objects" Alum Jean-Marc Vallee to Direct HBO’s ''Gorilla and the Bird" Adaptation

Big Little Lies” and “Sharp Objects” alum Jean-Marc Vallée has re-teamed with HBO for yet another limited series.

The director has signed on to direct and executive produce the network’s upcoming adaptation of “Gorilla and the Bird,” HBO announced on Monday.

An adaptation of the memoir by former attorney Zack McDermott, the series is described as “an inspirational tale of a mother’s unconditional love for her bipolar son.” Bryan Sipe, who previously collaborated with Vallée on the 2015 Jake Gyllenhaal-led film “Demolition,” is executive producer and showrunner on the limited series.
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Gina Rodriguez-Led ‘Carmen Sandiego’ Animated Series Gets Premiere Date at Netflix

Gina Rodriguez-Led ‘Carmen Sandiego’ Animated Series Gets Premiere Date at Netflix
Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? On Netflix in January, that’s where.

The streamer revealed Monday that its Gina Rodriguez-led “Carmen Sandiego” animated series will launch Jan. 18.

The 20-episode season will drop before the premiere of Netflix’s live-action “Carmen Sandiego” movie, which also stars Rodriguez in the titular role.
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Vin Diesel To Produce Cop Drama "Conway" at NBC

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Vin Diesel To Produce Cop Drama
NBC has put in development Conway, a crime drama about a brilliant detective from Vin Diesel, his One Race TV and Universal Television, where Diesel and One Race TV are under a deal.

Written by Jonny Umansky, Conway centers around St. Louis detective Cal Conway, who finds his world turned upside down when he wakes up from a coma with exceptional cognitive abilities. Returning to the force, he sets out to solve the city’s most complex cases but the discovery of a lethal side effect makes Cal wonder whether his new abilities are more of a blessing or a curse.

The series is inspired by a real world condition, affecting just 50 people around the world, who have survived traumatic brain injuries. In these rare instances, the brain responds to trauma in spectacular ways, resulting in individuals suddenly possessing extraordinary new genius-level talents and cognitive abilities.

Umansky executive produces with
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"30 Rock" Alum Katrina Bowden Joins "Bold and the Beautiful" as Series Regular

"30 Rock/link"] vet Katrina Bowden is returning to her soap opera roots with a series-regular role on CBS’ "The Bold and the Beautiful," TVLine has learned exclusively.

The actress — who made her acting debut in 2006 via a multi-episode arc on ABC’s now-defunct One Life to Live — will play Flo, a character who shares a past with Dr. Reese Buckingham’s (Wayne Brady). Her first episode is slated to air on Jan. 14.

Bowden appeared in all seven seasons of 30 Rock as Liz Lemon’s assistant Cerie Xerox. Additional TV credits include guest stints on Psych, Ugly Betty and New Girl, as
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Jodie Whittaker to Return as ‘Doctor Who’ in 2020 Amid Strong U.S. Ratings

Jodie Whittaker to Return as ‘Doctor Who’ in 2020 Amid Strong U.S. Ratings
Doctor Who” will be back on global screens in early 2020, with Jodie Whittaker returning in her groundbreaking role as the show’s first regular female timelord. The show was renewed by the BBC amid mixed overnight but strong consolidated numbers in the U.K., and strong ratings in the U.S.

British viewers tuned in in droves to the first episode of the current season. With 11 million viewers (consolidated), it was the second-biggest drama audience of the year and the best launch for “Doctor Who” in a decade in the U.K.

Overnight ratings declined steadily over the course of the series,
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Tom DeLonge Paranormal Series "Strange Times" in Development at TBS (Exclusive)

Tom DeLonge Paranormal Series
Former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge left the hugely successful band in 2015 in part to explore other opportunities, including his interest in aliens and the paranormal. His passion resulted in the acclaimed graphic novel, “Strange Times,” which is now being turned into a series for TBS.

The series, which Variety can exclusively announce is being put into development, will be written and executive produced by Aaron Karo. DeLonge, The Cartel’s Stan Spry and Jeff Holland and Strike Entertainment’s Russell Binder will serve as executive producers.

DeLonge, who played guitar in Blink and fronted his own band, Angels and Airwaves,
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"Power" Shuts Down Production After Crew Member Killed

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The Starz series “Power” has shut down production after an on-set accident led to the death of a production assistant early Monday morning.

Pedro Jimenez was setting up traffic cones for a shoot in Brooklyn at approximately 4:30 Am ET when he was struck by an SUV. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our ‘Power’ family,” a Starz spokesperson said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with Mr. Jimenez’ family as we work to fully understand what has happened.”

It is unknown at this time precisely how long the production shut down will last. “Power” is currently in production on its sixth season.

More to come…
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Nichijou

Nichijou is one of the more unique Japanese manga series that you might ever be fortunate enough to run across. Aside from the fact that it is in the same genre as all of the other manga and anime out there, everything about it is different. If you want to know more about this interesting take on things, keep reading below to find out ten more things about it. 1. It’s a lot less serious than most anime It seems like the majority of anime series are really pretty serious. It’s not all that often that you find one that

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Nichijou
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Craig Hunegs to Exit Warner Bros. TV Group and Digital Networks (Exclusive)

After nearly 25 years in the Warner Bros. family, Craig Hunegs is exiting his post as head of business for Warner Bros. TV Group and president of the studio’s digital networks wing.

Hunegs said he has been discussing his exit with Warner Bros. chairman-ceo Kevin Tsujihara for the past several months. At a time of major transition for the television business, Hunegs decided it was a good time to begin a new chapter of his career. He will wrap his long run at Warner Bros. at year’s end.

Hunegs’ departure comes six months after At&T completed its acquisition of Warner Bros.
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Netflix's Carmen Sandiego Reboot Gets January Premiere Date — First Look

The hunt for Carmen Sandiego begins (again) in 2019. Netflix on Monday announced that its upcoming reboot of the classic animated series — which features the voice of Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez in the title role — will drop its first season on Friday, Jan. 18.

Netflix’s reboot, which has been ordered for 20 22-minute episodes thus far, will turn back the clock, explaining how and why the red-robed robber became the maniacal mastermind she is today. Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) will voice Player, Carmen’s accomplice and confidant, in the new series, which is being executive-produced by The Batman‘s Duane Capizzi.
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‘Walking Dead’ Profits Dispute Heading to Trial

‘Walking Dead’ Profits Dispute Heading to Trial
The long-running legal battle between Frank Darabont and AMC over profits from “The Walking Dead” will run a bit longer, as a judge ruled Monday that the case must go to trial.

Darabont and CAA sued the network back in 2013, arguing he was deprived of $280 million in profit participation because AMC did not engage in an arm’s length transaction to distribute the show. Darabont created the hit show, but was fired during the second season. AMC has justified the decision by disclosing Darabont’s rageful emails, in which he threatened to “start killing people and throwing bodies out the door.
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The Five Best Jason Statham Movies of His Career

There are a lot of Jason Statham movies out there that have to do with action that show him being an unstoppable machine that just never gets beaten despite being up against overwhelming odds that would be impossible for even a skilled martial artist in real life. But that’s the action genre, the heroes are supposed to seem unstoppable at times. But there won’t be a lot of those movies on this list since unfortunately quite a few of Statham’s movies tend to follow the same kind of plot, a man that lives alone by choice is either running from

The Five Best Jason Statham Movies of His Career
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CBS Sells Television City Production Studio

CBS sold its venerable Television City production facility, one of Hollywood’s most storied production studios, in a deal the company says will give it more flexibility to invest in content for digital audiences.

CBS said Monday it signed a definitive agreement to sell the sound stages and studios that have hosted programs ranging from “All in the Family” to “The Late Late Show with James Corden” for more than half a century to Los Angeles real estate developer Hackman Capital Partners for $750 million. Under terms of the agreement, As part of Hackman Capital will also have the rights to
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Live+7 Ratings for Week of Nov. 19: ‘This Is Us’ Rises 111 Percent From Series Low

Live+7 Ratings for Week of Nov. 19: ‘This Is Us’ Rises 111 Percent From Series Low
This Is Us” may have hit a series low in Live+Same Day during the week of Nov. 19, but the show came right back in delayed viewing.

In the Nielsen Live+7 numbers for the week, “This Is Us” rose 111% over its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 haul for a 3.8 rating for the week, even with its performance in Live+7 from the previous week. Fellow NBC show “Manifest” and “New Amsterdam”, Fox’s “9-1-1”, and ABC’s “The Good Doctor” all more than doubled their L+Sd ratings as well.

See the full week’s rankings below.

Live+7 Adults 18-
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Charmed EPs Break Down Fall Finale Twists, Including [Spoiler]'s Fate

Charmed wrapped the first half of its freshman season on Sunday with a series of game-changing reveals, putting the sisters’ big secret — as well as one character’s very existence — in jeopardy. TVLine spoke with executive producers Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin about how the events of the midseason finale will affect the Charmed Ones moving forward, but first, a quick recap:

Maggie and Mel’s dad not showing up for Christmas proved to be the least of the girls’ concerns when Hunter attacked them at home, forcing Parker to intervene and reveal himself as a half-demon, which led
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Filmax Snags Top Spanish Kids Feature ‘The Lunnis’ (Exclusive)

Barcelona-based sales agency Filmax announced today at Argentina’s Ventana Sur market, that it has acquired the rights to the film adaptation of Rtve’s preschool children’s part-puppet, part-live action and part-animated kids’ show “The Lunnis,” titled “The Lunnis and the Great Fairy Tales Adventure.”

The announcement was made with an accompanying trailer for the film, slated to release theatrically in Spain on Jan 18. The acquisition is in line with Filmax’s declared directive to make a concerted push into the world of high-quality, family-oriented cinema, as it did in previously acquiring “The Prince & Me: The Elephant Adventure,
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Jean-Marc Vallée to Direct ‘Gorilla and the Bird’ Limited Series at HBO

Jean-Marc Vallée to Direct ‘Gorilla and the Bird’ Limited Series at HBO
Jean-Marc Vallée has lined up yet another HBO project.

Vallée has signed on to direct and executive produce the limited series “Gorilla And The Bird,” based on the memoir of the same name by Zack McDermott, at the premium cabler. It is described as an inspirational tale of a mother’s unconditional love for her bipolar son, following Zack (the Gorilla) as he fights to regain his sanity after a devastating psychotic break, turning to the only person who didn’t give up on him – his mother (The Bird). Once a highly successful public defender for The Legal Aid Society of New York,
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Bella Thorne

It would be very easy to classify Bella Thorne as a ‘girly girl’ since she does seem to strike one as not vapid but very into fashion and the kind of things that women seem to be more knowledgeable about when it comes to clothing, style, design, and even personal hygiene and makeup tips. The thing is that these are the parts of her life that she tends to embrace, as well as many others, and what she has chosen to make a part of her lifestyle. Aside from that she’s proven to be a very talented actress and singer

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Bella Thorne
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Gotham Cast Photos: Heroes & Villains Brace for the End— 2019 First Look

Gotham‘s assorted heroes and villains appear steeled — and look quite steely — for battle in this exclusive first look at the Fox drama’s final batch of cast portraits (click here for direct access).

David Mazouz, Ben McKenzie, Robin Lord Taylor and Camren Bicondova are just a few of the dozen series vets featured in the (morally) gray-tinted photos, which also highlight a makeover for Cameron Monaghan’s Jeremiah Valeska.

Subtitled “Gotham: Legend of the Dark Knight” and premiering Thursday, Jan. 3 at 8/7c, the Batman prequel series’ final, 12-episode run is described as “a farewell event that will focus on
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Madam Secretary: Serbia and Albania Ends Ottoman-Era Feud.

Throughout the course of human history, it’s a wide-known fact that Serbia and Albania never got along with one another. It has been that way since the Ottoman Empire, which is over 719 years ago. That’s longer than any Hollywood celebrity feud I’ve ever seen. In this week’s episode of Madam Secretary, M-Sec and Jay work to negotiate a Nato deal that will admit both countries into the organization. Will these two feuding nations put aside their differences and work together or are we in for World War III? I liked this episode for a couple of reasons. One is

Madam Secretary: Serbia and Albania Ends Ottoman-Era Feud.
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