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Diary of a Female President: Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) Joins Disney+ Series

Diary of a Female President: Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) Joins Disney+ Series
Gina Rodriguez is coming to Disney+. Deadline reports the Jane the Virgin star has joined the streaming service's new TV show, Diary of a Female President.

The series "follows 12-year-old Cuban-American Elena (Tess Romero) as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school and begins her journey to become the future president of the United States. Unabashed, semi-dweeby, ultra-observant and with a strong point of view, she walks through the world with purpose and confidence."

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Netflix Boards BBC’s ‘The Serpent,’ Starring Tahar Rahim as Serial Killer (Exclusive)

Netflix Boards BBC’s ‘The Serpent,’ Starring Tahar Rahim as Serial Killer (Exclusive)
Tahar Rahim will play French serial killer Charles Sobhraj in the BBC drama “The Serpent,” which Netflix is boarding as a co-producer. The streaming giant will play it in the U.S. and around the world.

Rahim (“The Looming Tower”) will star as conman and mass murderer Sobhraj, who was discovered and trailed by a young diplomat in mid-1970s Southeast Asia and who escaped prison more than once.

The eight-part series is written by Richard Warlow (“Ripper Street”) and based on the true story of how the elusive Sobhraj was caught and brought to trial. The drama follows a
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‘Winos’: Thomas Lennon To Write & Star In Vineyard Workplace Comedy For Quibi

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‘Winos’: Thomas Lennon To Write & Star In Vineyard Workplace Comedy For Quibi
Quibi’s busy month continues as it pops the cork on another shortform series announcement. The Odd Couple and Reno 911! alum Thomas Lennon is set to create, write, executive produce and star in Winos, a workplace comedy for Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s digital platform.

The logline: After failing spectacularly in Silicon Valley, a misguided entrepreneur moves one valley over into wine country and tries to turn a run-down vineyard into a success. Winos follows the antics of this ragtag group of employees who have no business running a winery.

Peter Principato of Artists First also is serving as an executive producer on the series. No other cast or crew was announced. Lennon is repped by Artists First, UTA, Jackoway Austen and Rogers & Cowan.

Quibi has been on a content tear the past week. Along with Winos, the platform has Since July 8 has announced a Varsity Blues revival,
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ABC Sets Lea Michele Holiday Movie Special ‘Same Time, Next Christmas’

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ABC Sets Lea Michele Holiday Movie Special ‘Same Time, Next Christmas’
It’s only July but the holiday spirit is alive and well. ABC announced today that Lea Michele will be starring in the forthcoming special holiday movie Same Time, Next Christmas from Freeform Studios which is slated to air December 2019.

In the movie, the Glee alum will play the lead role of Olivia Henderson, a young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family’s annual Christmas visit to Hawaii. After being separated by distance and years, the two reunite at the same Hawaii resort years later and the old chemistry between them flares up anew – but circumstances conspire to keep them apart.

“This holiday season holds special importance to me as I get to celebrate both my role in this film and my first-ever holiday album,” said Michele. “I’m honored to return to ABC with this movie event, and I am excited to share the holidays with everyone.
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The Hills Recap: Can You Believe There Was Drama at the Crystal Party?

The Hills Recap: Can You Believe There Was Drama at the Crystal Party?
Only on a show like The Hills: New Beginnings could one character look at another in earnest and sigh, “Maybe at the crystal party, we’ll see what happens.”

The party in question was an $80,000 shindig for Spencer and Heidi Pratt’s we-can’t-believe-it’s-a-real-company Pratt Daddy Crystals, which is allegedly so successful that it’s become the couple’s primary source of income. And just as Audrina Patridge foretold, we did see what happened.

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Grand Hotel's Denyse Tontz Says Alicia Isn't as 'Blameless' as You Think

Things are really heating up on Grand Hotel, though sadly it seems things between Danny (Lincoln Younes) and Alicia (Denyse Tontz) have actually cooled off.

After sending a memo to the staff reinforcing the rules against relationships between staff members -- thanks again, Ingrid (Anne Winters) and

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‘Legion’ Offers Marvel a Fresh Twist on Time-Travel With Real — and Very Strange — Consequences

‘Legion’ Offers Marvel a Fresh Twist on Time-Travel With Real — and Very Strange — Consequences
[Editor’s Note: The following article contains light spoilers for “Legion” Season 3, Episode 4, “Chapter 23,” as well as “Avengers: Endgame.”]

When Noah Hawley decided to infuse time travel into “Legion,” he knew he didn’t want it to be like other time travel stories — starting with the impediment to traveling whenever you want.

“On some level, if you think about the early days of exploring the world with maps […] there were huge parts [where] you just wrote the word ‘dragon’ or ‘sea monsters’ — we just didn’t know what was out there,” Hawley said in an interview with IndieWire. “So I liked the idea that time, as an explorer, is similarly dangerous — a vast unknown. Like any ecosystem, it has its own flora and fauna at some level.”

Legion’s” imposing flowers are the Time Demons. Yes, Time Demons: creatures that safeguard the temporal state of the universe and spring up whenever a time traveler goes back too far or travels to the same place too often.
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The Bachelorette's Windmill Drama Definitely Lived Up to the Hype

As Hannah Brown sang at the top of the show, it's Fantasy Suite Week on The Bachelorette. Hannah said the fantasy suites aren't about sex, but they're definitely not not about sex. This episode... was about sex.

Pilot Peter got the first date. They did the Titanic thing on the bow of a boat, be ...

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Russell Tovey on His ‘Arrogant and Heroic’ ‘Years and Years’ Character

Russell Tovey on His ‘Arrogant and Heroic’ ‘Years and Years’ Character
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched the fourth episode of “Years and Years.”

Russell T. Davies’ limited series “Years and Years” began with a birth, but it did not wait until the finale to book-end the story with a death.

In the fourth episode of the multi-year spanning family drama, the Lyons family lost Daniel (Russell Tovey), who drowned while trying to cross back into the U.K. illegally with his boyfriend Viktor (Maxim Baldry).

“He’s arrogant and he’s heroic,” Tovey tells Variety. “Yes, it’s what you do for love in a desperate situation,
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The Bachelorette Recap: My Big Fat Greek Breakup — Who Went Home?

The Bachelorette Recap: My Big Fat Greek Breakup — Who Went Home?
It’s Fantasy Suite Week on The Bachelorette… but will a magical trip to Crete finally break the inexplicable spell that the detestable Luke P. has cast on Hannah this season? (Fingers crossed!)

Hannah’s so excited to hit those fantasy suites, guys, she’s singing about it. Literally. She and the four final guys — Peter, Jed, Tyler C. and (ugh) Luke P. — all head to the idyllic Greek island of Crete to take “the next step” in their “journey,” with the help of an intimate, Chris Harrison-arranged getaway. So let’s see who made their fantasies come true…
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Gina Torres Says We'll Get to Know Jessica More Intimately in Suits Spin-Off Pearson

Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) is back baby -- but you've never seen her like you will in Pearson, the Suits spin-off about the former head of Pearson Specter Litt and her new life in Chicago.

For six seasons, Jessica Pearson was always the biggest fish on the USA legal drama. Being the boss meant that

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Listen: Hugh Grant on Why He Would Kill Social Media if He Could

Listen: Hugh Grant on Why He Would Kill Social Media if He Could
Hugh Grant has been very active in U.K. press reform initiatives, but he knows the problem is even bigger than the media moguls who control the world’s major news outlets. That’s why Hacked Off, the campaign he’s involved with, is also expanding its scope to include the impact of online propaganda.

“It’s particularly terrifying, the triumph of technology over democracy,” Grant told Variety‘s “My Favorite Episode” podcast. “You realize, Trump couldn’t have happened without Facebook manipulation, and Brexit couldn’t have happened without it. It’s all the ability now, people with enough money and resources,
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TV Review: ‘Veronica Mars’ Season 4

“Veronica Mars” was a slap to the face of high school dramas when it premiered on Upn in 2004. Creator Rob Thomas took the well-worn “who killed the pretty teenager?” whodunnit and hard-boiled it, following a traumatized girl desperately trying to harden herself to the world’s harsh realities as she tried to solve the case. As a heroine, Veronica (an immediately magnetic Kristen Bell) is typically pretty and blonde, but also deeply cynical, furious, and stubborn to a fault. Between trying to reconcile the facts of her best friend’s murder and her own sexual assault, Veronica Mars — a name
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Norah O’Donnell Invokes Edward R. Murrow to Launch New Era at ‘CBS Evening News’

Though Norah O’Donnell had her first turn as anchor of “CBS Evening News” Monday night, she didn’t rely on any attention-grabbing tricks to carry the day. There was no flashy drawing board, no rattling off of unsettling, urgent headlines and no wrap-up of the day with a mawkish end segment calling up some element of Americana.

Instead, the new evening-news anchor took viewers from Washington to Puerto Rico to outer space in under half an hour, part of a bid by CBS to lure new viewers to its venerable evening newscast, which has ties to some of most
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Here's the Only Schedule You Need for San Diego Comic-Con 2019

It's the most wonderful (and most stressful) time of the year: Figuring out what San Diego Comic-Con panels you're going to hit during the four-day convention in San Diego, California. With the annual event right around the corner, it's time to start planning out what you can't miss, what you must

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Supergirl Ditches Her Skirt for Pants in New Season 5 Costume — First Look

Supergirl Ditches Her Skirt for Pants in New Season 5 Costume — First Look
When Supergirl returns for its fifth season this fall, Kara Danvers will be fighting for truth, justice… and pants. As revealed by star Melissa Benoist on Instagram, the Girl of Steel is getting a much-needed update to her wardrobe this year, ditching the previous skirt-and-tights combo for a pair of super slacks:

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9 Free Things to Do at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Without a Badge

Are you headed to San Diego Comic-Con but don't actually have a badge for San Diego Comic-Con? Are you tired of waiting in lines that snake around the harbor? You're not alone in that boat! There are plenty of people who flock to San Diego every summer for Comic-Con and don't actually step foot

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TV News Roundup: Food Network Announces Premiere Date of ‘Good Eats: The Return’

In today’s roundup, Showtime releases a full-length trailer for “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” and Food Network announces the return of Alton Brown’s “Good Eats.”

Dates

After taking a break from the series, Alton Brown will bring “Good Eats” back to Food Network’s primetime lineup with “Good Eats: The Return.” In its first new episodes since 2012, Brown pursues an all new map of food exploration. The series airs Sunday, Aug. 25.

First Looks

Showtime has released the official poster and trailer for new series, “On Becoming A God in Central Florida.” Emmy and Golden Globe nominee,
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Oliver Jackson-Cohen Joins Haunting of Hill House Co-Star for Bly Manor

Oliver Jackson-Cohen Joins Haunting of Hill House Co-Star for Bly Manor
It's almost a complete Crane reunion over at Bly Manner. Oliver Jackson-Cohen has just announced that he'll also be joining the second installment of Netflix's new Haunting anthology series, The Haunting of Bly Manor.

Jackson-Cohen, who played the troubled adult Luke Crane in The Haunting of Hill

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Fox Sees Primetime, Sports Ad Gains As TV Upfront Wraps

Fox Corporation is the latest to benefit from stronger-than-expected trends in TV ad spending, as the company notched strong gains in advertising commitments for its next cycle of programming – its first since selling off a large chunk of its media assets to Walt Disney.

Ad demand was stronger than many executives anticipated, according to a person familiar with the matter. The volume of ad commitments for the primetime entertainment lineup on Fox Broadcasting – which includes “9-1-1” – increased in the high-single-digit percentage range over last year’s offerings, this person said. If Fox’s primetime entertainment volume rose in a
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