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‘Seal Team’ Ups Judd Lormand to Series Regular for Season 2

‘Seal Team’ Ups Judd Lormand to Series Regular for Season 2
Judd Lormand has been promoted to series regular for the second season of “Seal Team” at CBS.

Lormand plays Lieutenant Commander Eric Blackburn, the Seal Team troop commander who coordinates operations whenever Bravo team is on mission and serves as the team’s leader and confidant, both on and off the battlefield.

In addition to his work on “Seal Team,” Lormand has appeared in over 70 feature films and television shows. His television credits include fellow CBS shows “NCIS: New Orleans” and “Zoo,” as well as “American Horror Story” on FX. He also played Secretary of State Robert McNamara in “Lbj” opposite Woody Harrelson,
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TV Ratings: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Doubles ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

TV Ratings: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Doubles ‘Bachelor in Paradise’
America’s Got Talent” doubled the demo rating of “Bachelor in Paradise” in the Tuesday overnight ratings, with “Bachelor in Paradise” being the NBC show’s closest competition for the night.

“America’s Got Talent” was steady this week with a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.9 million viewers, airing from 8-10 p.m. “Bachelor in Paradise” drew a 1.0 rating and 4 million viewers, meaning “AGT” more than doubled the ABC show’s total viewer haul as well.

Later on NBC, “Making It” ticked up in the demo from last week. For ABC, “Castaways” ticked down in both measures in its second week.
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‘Designing Women’ Reboot in the Works at Sony

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‘Designing Women’ Reboot in the Works at Sony
Sony has yet another reboot in the works. The television studio is developing an update of the ’90s sitcom “Designing Women,” according to TVLine.

The show’s original creator, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, is attached to lead the reboot.

Designing Women” ran for seven seasons on CBS, before concluding on May 24, 1993, sharing a night with “Murphy Brown.” You know, that other classic comedy about to return to the network.

The series centers around the fictional design firm Sugarbaker and Associates, a witty bully pulpit for caustic social and political humor. The founder of the company is Julia Sugarbaker (Dixie Carter), a sharp-tongued but elegant and surprisingly compassionate woman. Her younger sister, Suzanne (Delta Burke), is a former beauty queen who is long on charm but a bit slow on the uptake. Their associates are Mary Jo Shively (Annie Potts), a recent divorcee,
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Joel Kinnaman, Sarah Jones & Michael Dorman To Star In Ron Moore’s Apple Space Series

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Joel Kinnaman, Sarah Jones & Michael Dorman To Star In Ron Moore’s Apple Space Series
Exclusive: Former The Killing and Altered Carbon star Joel Kinnaman, Patriot star Michael Dorman and Damnation co-star Sarah Jones have been tapped as the leads in Apple’s upcoming space drama series from Battlestar Galactica‘s and Outlander‘s Ronald D. Moore.

Dorman has played the lead on the Amazon Studios’ quirky genre-bending spy drama series Patriot whose second season was ordered 16 months ago but is yet to air. Because of the delay, Dorman was able to book a new series. I hear Amazon will likely not make a formal renewal decision on Patriot until Season 2 is released and should they opt to do another season, they will have to work around Dorman’s schedule on the Apple series.

Kinnamon, who played the lead, Takeshi Kovacs, on the first season of Netflix’s Altered Carbon, was recently tapped to star on the upcoming Amazon drama series Hanna in what is currently a one-year deal.
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‘Atypical’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On Netflix

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‘Atypical’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On Netflix
Netflix revealed today on social media that its critically acclaimed series Atypical will return for season 2 on September 7. The internet TV network also released first look images, along with a video date announcement.

Atypical is a coming of age story that follows Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny and emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal? Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as his mother, Elsa, who is on her own journey of self-discovery. Michael Rapaport plays his father, Doug. Brigette Lundy-Paine plays Sam’s sister, Casey, and Amy Okuda (How to Get Away with Murder) plays a therapist, Julia.

Additional cast includes Nik Dodani
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‘Dare Me’: Rob Heaps, Zach Roerig & Paul Fitzgerald Among Seven Cast In USA Pilot

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‘Dare Me’: Rob Heaps, Zach Roerig & Paul Fitzgerald Among Seven Cast In USA Pilot
Rob Heaps (Imposters), Zach Roerig (The Vampire Diaries) and Paul Fitzgerald are set as series regulars opposite Willa Fitzgerald, Herizen Guardiola and Marlo Kelly in the USA Network pilot Dare Me, from Universal Cable Productions and Film 44. In addition, Joyful Drake (Let’s Stay Together), Tammy Blanchard, Antonio J. Bell (Nigerian Prince) and Alison Thornton (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) round out the cast in key recurring roles.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Megan Abbott, who serves as writer and executive producer along with Gina Fattore, Dare Me is an unflinching exploration of volatile female friendships, jealousy, loyalty and the dynamics of power in a small Midwestern town. Peering behind the all-American façade, the series dives into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading, following the fraught relationship between two best friends after a new coach (Fitzgerald) arrives to bring their team to prominence.
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TV Ratings: ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Rises in Monday Season Debut

TV Ratings: ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Rises in Monday Season Debut
Bachelor in Paradise” was the top show in the key demo in the Monday overnight ratings, but was still down from last season’s Monday debut.

The ABC series drew a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.5 million viewers on Monday night. That is down just over 20% in the key demo and just over 10% in total viewers compared to the show’s first Monday episode in 2017, which was also the season premiere. This week’s episode was up, however, when compared to the season premiere from last Tuesday, which drew a 1.1 and 3.8 million viewers.

Later on ABC, “The Proposal” dipped in total viewers.
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Ed Norton, Snoop Dogg, Ali Wong to Guest Star on Netflix’s ‘Ask the Storybots’ Season 2 (Exclusive)

Ed Norton, Snoop Dogg, Ali Wong to Guest Star on Netflix’s ‘Ask the Storybots’ Season 2 (Exclusive)
Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning children’s series “Ask the StoryBots” has snagged an A-list cast of characters for its second season, including Snoop Dogg as an Operating System and Ed Norton as Gary the Electronics Salesman, TheWrap can report exclusively.

Starring Judy Greer as the voice of Beep, the JibJab Bros. Studios-produced show follows the StoryBots, a colorful team of little creatures who live in the world beneath our screens and help answer kids’ biggest questions. Each episode follows Beep, Boop, Bing, Bang and Bo on their adventures to answer a question and features a live-action celebrity guest appearance.

Along with Snoop Dogg and Norton, Season 2’s guest stars include Christina Applegate as the Baker, Kristen Schaal as the Biologist, Ali Wong as the Brain, David Koechner as the Pirate, David Cross as the Hippie, and Wanda Sykes as the Doctor.

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‘Southern Charm’s Thomas Ravenel Exits Show Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations – Report

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‘Southern Charm’s Thomas Ravenel Exits Show Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations – Report
Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel says he has left the Bravo reality series, according to E!. Ravenel’s reported departure comes three months after the show’s production company and Bravo said they were investigating Ravenel following allegations of sexual misconduct made against him.

“I’m not doing the show anymore,” Ravenel wrote on his private Twitter page Tuesday, E! reports. “In the contract they have the right to fictionalize your story. They took advantage of me. I decided I’ve got too much to lose and informed them I’m not coming back.” When reached by Deadline, Bravo would not comment.

Ravenel also was not present for the Southern Charm season 5 reunion, which taped in June and aired last month, due to the investigation into the claims against him, according to E!

Real estate agent Ashley Perkins posted complaints against Ravenel online and told People magazine that her mother,
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‘Wild ‘N Out': Ludacris, WWE’s Sasha Banks, Jonathan Cheban Among Season 12 Roster (Exclusive)

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‘Wild ‘N Out': Ludacris, WWE’s Sasha Banks, Jonathan Cheban Among Season 12 Roster (Exclusive)
MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out” will return for its 12th season on Friday with a guest roster that includes the likes of Ludacris, Rae Sremmurd, WWE Superstar Sasha Banks, and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” mainstay Jonathan Cheban.

Season 9 champion Chance the Rapper is slated to return for the hour-long premiere in which he will face “Wild ‘N Out” host Nick Cannon in a rematch.

The roster for the rest of the season also includes Azealia Banks, Chloe x Halle, Dwight Howard, So So Def artists Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat and Bow Wow, Jay Rock, Lil Yachty, Goodie Mob artists CeeLo Green, Big Gipp, Khujo and T-Mo, Ot Genasis, Tameka “Tiny” Harris and Trevor Jackson.

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The premiere episode is also set to feature a new segment (video above) called “Got Damned” in which contestants
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‘Conan’ Cuts Music Performances; Booker Roey Hershkovitz to Exit (Exclusive)

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‘Conan’ Cuts Music Performances; Booker Roey Hershkovitz to Exit (Exclusive)
With “Conan” set to switch to a half-hour format beginning in January 2019, the TBS show is doing away with regular musical performances to focus more on comedy and what host Conan O’Brien calls a “leaner” late-night program.

With that change, producer and music booker Roey Hershkovitz will depart the show, leaving the door open for consulting work on the occasional special music episode and potential music content to appear on TeamCoco.com’s digital platforms.

Hershkovitz has been with the “Conan” franchise for nearly 20 years. Beginning as an intern in 1999, he was hired as music coordinator at NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” in May 2000 and moved with the show to TBS in 2010. Hershkovitz, who has also co-produced episodes of NBC’s “The Office,” was elevated to Music Booker in 2017 after “Conan” veteran Jim Pitt left for ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Recent music bookings on “Conan” include Neko Case,
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Netflix Renews ‘Fastest Car’ For Season 2; Greenlights Charlize Theron-Produced ‘Hyperdrive’ & ‘Car Masters: Rust to Riches’

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Netflix Renews ‘Fastest Car’ For Season 2; Greenlights Charlize Theron-Produced ‘Hyperdrive’ & ‘Car Masters: Rust to Riches’
Netflix is revving up its unscripted motor programming, picking up a second season of its hit competition show Fastest Car, and ordering two new original series – Car Masters: Rust To Riches for premiere September 14 and Hyperdrive, executive produced by Charlize Theron, for premiere in 2019.

Eight-episode series Car Masters: Rust To Riches asks “What does it take to turn $1,000 into $100,000?” Mark Towle and his team at Gotham Garage have perfected the upgrade and trade model, using sweat equity and sheer car genius to turn rusty wrecks into six-figure paydays.

Car Masters is produced by Mak Pictures. Mark Kadin, Will Ehbrecht, Rob Hammersley, Michael Lutz, John Stokel, Scott Popjes executive produce.

Hyperdrive is a 10-episode high-stakes tournament series where daring drivers from across the globe compete on one of the largest automotive obstacle courses ever constructed. The series is produced by Whalerock Industries and Denver & Delilah Productions. Aaron Catling is executive producer and showrunner.
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TV Stars Who Look Related — Who Do You Think Should Play Siblings?

TV Stars Who Look Related — Who Do You Think Should Play Siblings?
It has happened to each and every one of us out there. You’re watching a TV program and you think, “Wow, that policeman should totally play the brother of the demon hunter from that other show!” Or, in the extreme, “Wait, that zany waitress isn’t the same actress from the medical drama we watched last night?!”

With nearly 500 scripted shows out there, you have to figure that at least 3,000 actors are currently, steadily employed. Add in the fact that a good chunk of them are conventionally attractive (and that the women pretty much share the same hairstyle), and
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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Paul Throws Accusations Around

Days of Our Lives fans were not surprised to see that Jennifer and Eve were in the middle of an epic showdown this week after all they’ve done to one another, and all the animosity they harbor toward one another. We also know that Jennifer is very upset by all that’s going on in her family, which has absolutely overshadowed any feelings of happiness and release she’s had since getting engaged to Eric. His own brother wants to make him as miserable as possible, and that is not fun. But it’s also not fun when Victor is involved, and he’s

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Paul Throws Accusations Around
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Emmys: Limited Series Lean Into Period Piece Worldbuilding

Sweeping international shoots, comprehensive historical research,

meticulous costume and music selections, a complex dance between writers and producers — the sheer amount of thought, research and money that went into building the complex and intricate worlds for this year’s limited-series Emmy nominees was infinitely large in scope despite the shorter screen time.

Creating such rich landscapes for the characters was no small feat. From the 1960s to 2000s decades-jumping saga of Showtime’s “Patrick Melrose,” to the gritty streets of New York at the turn of the 19th century in TNT’s “The Alienist,” to Pablo Picasso in National Geographic’s “Genius,
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Listen: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’s’ Yvonne Strahovski on Serena as Victim or Villain

Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera. In this week’s episode, Variety‘s executive editor of TV, Debra Birnbaum, talks with “The Handmaid’s Tale” star Yvonne Strahovski.

The conversation with the actress, who received a 2018 supporting actress Emmy nomination for her work as Serena Joy in the sci-fi drama’s sophomore season, spanned topics ranging from the age-old Serena as victim-versus-villain debate, as well as Strahovski’s speculations into her character’s Season 3 arc.

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‘Seal Team’: Judd Lormand Upped To Series Regular For Season 2

Judd Lormand, who heavily recurred on Season 1 of Seal Team, has been promoted to series regular for season 2 of the CBS military drama series. Lormand plays Lieutenant Commander Eric Blackburn, the Seal Team troop commander who coordinates operations whenever Bravo team is on mission and serves as the team's leader and confidant, both on and off the battlefield. He appeared in all 22 episodes of Season 1. "What I love about Judd as an actor is his naturalness, his ease…
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Joseph Fiennes on Finding the Humanity in Fred

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Joseph Fiennes on Finding the Humanity in Fred
As Commander Fred Waterford in the dystopian regime of Gilead, “The Handmaid’s Tale” star Joseph Fiennes walks a thin line between tough political figure and pure predator. It is not a line that Fiennes himself takes lightly, tasked with finding the humanity in a “warped, pathetic, brutal psyche,” as he says, so his work not only has nuance but also can further some uncomfortable conversations.

“Of course this is vehemently and quite rightly a female-focused piece, but on the sidelines of that conversation are elements of the male psyche,” Fiennes tells Variety. “You see it in [Nick], you see it
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Cmt Orders ‘Racing Wives’ Unscripted Series; Renews ‘Music City’ For Season 2

Cmt is ramping up its programming slate with an eight-episode order of Racing Wives, a female-driven hour-long unscripted series from Jenny Daly’s T Group Productions, and has renewed hit docuseries Music City for a 10-episode second season. Both shows will premiere early next year. Set in Lake Norman, North Caroline, Racing Wives follows the never-before-seen private lives of women who are married to world famous race car drivers. It features sisters-in-law Ashley and…
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‘Follow This’ Trailer: BuzzFeed’s Investigative Reporting Comes to Life Courtesy of Netflix Docuseries

Over the past few years, BuzzFeed has expanded its coverage reach into a number of different areas. With the site’s blend of reporting on topics crossing sexuality, race, science, internet subcultures, and politics, the new Netflix series “Follow This” doesn’t seem like it’s closing itself off in one specific area.

“Follow This” takes a look at how some of the site’s more in-depth stories come together. Following staff writers and reporters like Scaachi Koul and Azeen Ghorayshi, these journalists become the lens through which the show covers stories related to Asmr, survivalism, sex worker rights, and gender identity. It looks like there’s even going to be a segment touching on DeepFakes, something that has ramifications for not just the film industry, but the future of verifiable video footage.

This is the latest partnership between Netflix and another major media group, following the premiere of the
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