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‘The Break With Michelle Wolf’ & ‘The Joel McHale Show’ Canceled By Netflix

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‘The Break With Michelle Wolf’ & ‘The Joel McHale Show’ Canceled By Netflix
Netflix continues to figure out its way in the comedy talk show arena. The Internet network has opted not to continue with two recent entries in the genre, The Break with Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale.

Both shows were toplined by comedy personalities with successful track record, McHale as long-time host of The Soup on E! and Wolf as writer and contributor on Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

The Joel McHale Show debuted in February with a 13-episode season and a one episode put out a week. That was followed by an order for six additional episodes. The streaming network tried a different release pattern for the extra episodes, which all premiered on July 15.

The Break‘s 10-episode season premiered in May and aired over 10 weeks, with a finale on July 29.

While The Joel McHale Show had a relatively quiet run,
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Who Is Afraid of the Darkness? Bane Is (Probably) Coming to ‘Gotham’ for Final Season

Who Is Afraid of the Darkness? Bane Is (Probably) Coming to ‘Gotham’ for Final Season
Calm down, “Gotham” fans, ’cause we are this much closer to Batman. Well, we are this much closer to one of his biggest rivals, Bane. Probably.

TheWrap has obtained the titles for the first eight episodes of the fifth and final season of the Dark Knight prequel series and the last one is — are you ready for it? — “I am Bane.”

Ok, if that isn’t a clear indication we’ll be seeing the man who was born in the dark arrive on the Fox drama next year, we don’t know what is. Especially because when the network announced in May this would be the show’s final season, it said the installment “will focus on Bruce Wayne’s transformation into the caped crusader.” So Batman v. Bane, yes?

Also Read: 'Gotham' Renewed by Fox for Fifth and Final Season

Executive produced by Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens,
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‘Dopesick': Fox 21, ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Producer Option Rights to Opioid Crisis Best-Seller

‘Dopesick': Fox 21, ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Producer Option Rights to Opioid Crisis Best-Seller
The American opioid crisis is jumping from a real-life problem to a show on the small screen.

After a highly competitive bidding war, Fox 21 Television Studios and “Handmaid’s Tale” producer Warren Littlefield’s The Littlefield Company announced Friday they have optioned the rights to adapt best-selling author Beth Macy’s “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America” into a TV series.

Littlefield and Macy will serve as executive producers on the project, with Peter McGuigan and Richie Kern producing.

“Every once in a while, you come across a piece of material that is that rare diamond in that it’s an incredibly arresting story, and, even more, is timely and important,” Bert Salke, President, Fox 21 Television Studios said. “Beth’s dissection and thoughtful emotion
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‘Florida Project’ Star Cast in Lead Role of Apple’s Hilde Lysiak Series

‘Florida Project’ Star Cast in Lead Role of Apple’s Hilde Lysiak Series
The Florida Project” star Brooklynn Prince has been cast in the lead role of the Apple series based on the life of Hilde Lysiak, Variety has confirmed.

The series follows a young girl (Prince) who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.

The story is inspired by the true story of Lysiak’s reporting. She was the first to expose a murder in her hometown of Selinsgrove, Pa,
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‘Watchmen’ Ordered to Series at HBO

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‘Watchmen’ Ordered to Series at HBO
Damon Lindelof’s “Watchmen” has officially been ordered to series at HBO.

The series is based on the DC graphic novel from Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons, and colorist John Higgins. It is set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws. The series is slated to debut in 2019.

The cast includes: Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith, and Adelynn Spoon.

Lindelof will write and executive produce, with Nicole Kassell directing the pilot and executive producing. Stephen Williams will also direct and executive produce, with Joseph Iberti and Tom Spezialy also executive producing. “Watchmen” is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC. HBO’s official description of the series says, “‘Watchmen’ embraces
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Christian Slater Says ‘Mr Robot’ Will End After Season 4: ‘I Believe That Will Be the Last Season’

Christian Slater Says ‘Mr Robot’ Will End After Season 4: ‘I Believe That Will Be the Last Season’
USA Network’s “Mr. Robot” may be powering down after its upcoming fourth season, if what Christian Slater says is true.

The actor, who plays the deceased father of Rami Malek’s Elliot Alderson who appears only to Alderson as the eponymous Mr. Robot, told Collider that he expects the fourth season to be the hacker drama’s last.

“Yeah, Season 4, and I believe that will be the last season. [Show creator] Sam [Esmail] always said it was going to be somewhere in that zone, and he didn’t want to go further than what he could creatively contribute to that storyline,” Slater told Collider in an interview. “So, I think that Season 4 will be it.”

Despite his comments, there has been no official word on the fate of the show after the fourth season. A rep for USA Network declined to comment.
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Renee Zellweger Sets First Major TV Role as Lead in Netflix Series ‘What/If’

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Renee Zellweger Sets First Major TV Role as Lead in Netflix Series ‘What/If’
Renée Zellweger has been cast to star in Netflix’s new drama series “What/If,” the streamer announced Friday.

The 10-episode anthology series will explore what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things, and each season will look at a different morality tale. Zellweger will play a woman named Anne, though further details about the character have not yet been announced.

Revenge” and “Swingtown” creator Mike Kelley will act as showrunner and write the series. He will also executive produce with Melissa Loy for Page Fright, Alex Gartner, Charles Roven for Atlas Entertainment, Robert Zemeckis, and Jack Rapke for Compari Entertainment. Jackie Levine of Compari Entertainment will be co-executive producer.

The role marks the “Bridget Jones” alum and Academy Award winner’s first major foray into television since her acting debut in the 1992 made-for-tv movie “A Taste for Killing” on USA.

The Hollywood Reporter was first to report the news.
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Bull: Season Three; MacKenzie Meehan to Recur on CBS TV Show

Bull: Season Three; MacKenzie Meehan to Recur on CBS TV Show
Bull has some new company. According to The Hollywood Reporter, MacKenzie Meehan will recur on season three of the CBS TV show.

The legal drama centers on the brash and charming Doctor Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly), who combines psychology, human intuition, and high-tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick. The cast also includes Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr, and Jaime Lee Kirchner.

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Meet the Cast of “Crazy Rich Asians”

How much do you ever really know about the person you’re with? In Crazy Rich Asians the dark part of the story isn’t quite as bad as it could be, but the part about being rich is something that would be nice to know about just as a courtesy. Of course some people tend to want to get away from the kind of influence that can give them whatever they want since what they want at times is something that their money can’t buy. In this movie a college professor accompanies her boyfriend to the wedding of one of his

Meet the Cast of “Crazy Rich Asians
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‘Sharknado 6’ Trailer: This Time They’re History — No, Really

Sad news for those of you who have enjoyed the first five iterations of the Sharknado thing: Episode VI – It’s Come to This (fake title) is the last chapter in the toothy saga. But we’ll always have the memories. Come to think of it, that news seems just as sad. Regardless, here is the final trailer for the final Jaws-meets-weather event, The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time (real title). Airing on Sunday, it wraps Syfy’s Sharknado Week of such awards-bait programming as Ni…
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The Five Best Male Movie Villains of the 70s

How many other people think that the bad guys in movies started getting a little campy but also a lot more aggressive in the 70s? The men certainly were getting a little tougher, making more threats that they could keep up with and proving that they were just as tough and as bad as they maintained. Some of them were pretty comical while others tended to straddle the line between good and evil. Some even existed outside of those usual stereotypes, becoming rogues that didn’t conform to either side but were still anything but favorable to either. But the truly

The Five Best Male Movie Villains of the 70s
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Netflix Just Pulled the Plug on Its Joel McHale and Michelle Wolf Talk Shows

Here's your regularly scheduled Friday night news dump: Netflix has canceled The Break with Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Joel McHale series was basically The Soup 2.0, while Michelle Wolf's late-night series was a talk show. It received mostly

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Amazon Working On DVR For The Streaming Era – Report

Amazon is working on a new DVR device for the streaming era that that would be a household’s hub for the company’s online video. Citing sources, Bloomberg reports that the gadget — known in-house as “Frank” — would push consumers to bypass cable and satellite TV while dinging TiVo’s market for digital video recorders. Connecting to Amazon's Fire TV boxes using the same tech as its Echo speakers, the new device will allow users to record live TV and stream the video to a…
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TV News Roundup: Disney Channel Announces ‘Coop & Cami’ Premiere Date

In today’s roundup, Disney Channel announces October premiere dates for two new shows, and the “Clear the Shelters Day” initiative aims to encourage pet adoption.

Dates

Disney Channel is also rolling out the new family sitcom “Coop & Cami Ask the World” on Friday, Oct. 12. at 8:30 p.m. Et/Pt. The live-action comedy follows middle-school siblings Coop (Dakota Lotus) and Cami (Ruby Rose Turner) Wrather, who co-host a popular online show while balancing life, family and friendship.

Philanthropy

NBC and Telemundo stations located in over 70 cities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico are partnering with more than 1100 animal
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Are We Ever Going to See a Hancock 2?

There might actually be people that say “No, please, just, no” to the idea of a Hancock 2 film since no matter if anyone liked it or not the film was kind of ‘blah’ when you think of Will Smith and how he usually is in his movies. The few glimmers of hope the movie had in it weren’t quite enough to keep it from being derailed by its own story and just about forgotten until someone decides to give voice to it once again. As Will Smith movies go it was perhaps one of the most underwhelming despite the

Are We Ever Going to See a Hancock 2?
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Michelle Wolf, Joel McHale Talk Shows Both Cancelled at Netflix

Michelle Wolf, Joel McHale Talk Shows Both Cancelled at Netflix
Michelle Wolf’s The Break is taking a long break, and Joel McHale will have to find another outlet to mock reality TV on: Netflix has cancelled talk shows The Break With Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale after less than a year, according to our sister site Variety.

Wolf, a comedian and Daily Show alum who earned plenty of buzz for her controversial hosting gig at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in April, began hosting The Break in May on the streaming service, offering political and pop-culture commentary with an irreverent edge. The ten-episode freshman season,
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‘Star Wars Resistance’: Disney Drops Trailer for ‘The Force Awakens’ Prequel Series

“Can you imagine what it’s like to be an ace pilot?” Kazuda Xiono (“Kaz”) asks in the new trailer for Disney Channel’s upcoming animated show “Star Wars Resistance.” The adventure series will have a one-hour premiere on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW, and Disney Channel VOD, with further airings on Disney Xd.

Audiences will follow Kaz and some familiar “Star Wars” faces as he does just that — become a top pilot, not to mention spying on the rising threat of the First Order for the Resistance.

In the hour-long premiere, Poe and
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Matt Groening's Disenchantment Gets So Much Better as It Goes Along

Very important editor's note: Netflix sent seven of 10 episodes for review, but upon watching the final three after the series was released, I've changed my tune on the show quite a bit. So, I will leave the original review intact as it was originally published, and add some new thoughts at the

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Michelle Wolf, Joel McHale Talk Shows Canceled by Netflix

Netflix has canceled two of its talk shows, “The Break With Michele Wolf” and “The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale.”

The move comes just months into both shows’ runs — with McHale’s haveing premiered in February and Wolf’s in May. It also comes as Wolf has seen her star rise, thanks in part to an appearance hosting this year’s White House Correspondents dinner, where her speaking engagement drew rave reviews from viewers but prompted the Whca to apologize for some of its content.

Netflix declines to release viewership information for its original shows, so it it unknown
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‘The Break With Michelle Wolf’ & ‘The Joel McHale Show’ Canceled By Netflix

‘The Break With Michelle Wolf’ & ‘The Joel McHale Show’ Canceled By Netflix
Netflix continues to figure out its way in the comedy talk show arena. The Internet network has opted not to continue with two recent entries in the genre, The Break with Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale. Both shows were toplined by comedy personalities with successful track record, McHale as long-time host of The Soup on E! and Wolf as writer and contributor on Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. The Joel McHale Show…
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