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Cancelled or Renewed? Status of Cable & Streaming TV Shows (A-d)

TV shows status included: 3%, 10 After Midnight, 12 Monkeys, 13 Reasons Why, 100 Code, The A Word, Absentia, The Affair, Aj and the Queen, Alexa & Katie, Alias Grace, The Alienist, All About the Washingtons, Alone Together, Altered Carbon, Amazing Stories, American Crime, American Dad!, American Horror Story, The Americans, American Princess, American Soul, American Vandal, American Woman, Andi Mack, The Angel of Darkness, Angie Tribeca, Animal Kingdom, Animals, Anne with an E, Another Life, Another Period, Archer, The Archer Connection, Are You Sleeping, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, Arrested Development, The Arrangement, The Artful Detective, Ash Vs. Evil Dead, Atlanta, Atypical, Away, Backstage, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Ballers, Barry, Baskets, Being Mary Jane, Bellevue, Ben 10, Berlin Station, Besties, Better Call Saul, Better Things, Beyond, Big Little Lies, Big Mouth, Billions, The Bisexual, Bizaardvark, Black Mirror, Black Monday, Black Summer, Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters, Bodyguard, Bojack
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Adam Ray To Star In ‘The Bellmen’; ‘The Banker’ Adds Taylor Black

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Adam Ray To Star In ‘The Bellmen’; ‘The Banker’ Adds Taylor Black
Exclusive: Adam Ray is set to star as the lead in the upcoming film The Bellmen directed by Cameron Fife. The movie follows a charming bell captain at a popular Arizona resort who decides becoming a manager is the only way to win the girl of his dreams

The cast of The Bellmen also includes Josh Zuckerman, Jonathan Kite, Andrew Caldwell, Alphonzo McAuley, Willie Garson, Kelen Coleman, Anjali Bhimani, Richard Kind, and Thomas Lennon. Jason Adler, who developed the script with Fife, is producing under his production company Park Avenue Creative, along with June Street Productions. Kim Waltrip is executive producing.

Ray can be seen in Ballers as well as the second season of American Vandal which is currently streaming on Netflix. He can also be seen in the forthcoming Jennifer Lopez comedy Second Act. His previous credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, and the Netflix film Game Over Man.
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Managers Tammy Rosen & Brad Stokes Join Link Entertainment

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Link Entertainment has added veteran talent managers Tammy Rosen and Brad Stokes to its team.

Rosen brings to the new company her client list, which includes Michael Sheen, Lucy Davis, Evan Handler, Tony Curran, Laura Fraser and Aml Ameen, among others. She has more that 20 years of experience as a talent manager. Rosen began her career at ICM, moved onto Propaganda in the 90s, and then Melanie Greene Management in the 2000s. In 2010 Rosen joined boutique firm Sanders.Armstrong.Caserta Management where she worked for eight years, also serving as a producer on Showtime’s Masters of Sex. She became available following the recent decision by the Sanders.Armstrong.Caserta partners to dissolve the company.

Stokes’ list of clients includes Mena Massoud, Josh Helman, Madison Lintz, Matt Lintz (The Alienist), Michael Provost (Insatiable), Brittany S. Hall (Ballers) and Karan Oberoi, all of whom will be joining him in the move.

Stokes has over 18 years of experience as a talent manager. He formed the boutique management company Kass & Stokes Management back in 2003. During his tenure there, he produced the feature film The Loss of A Teardrop Diamond starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Evans. In 2014, Stokes formed his own company with a focus on developing diverse clients from various foreign and domestic markets.

“Tammy and Brad have both garnered the reputation of being the most respected managers in the business based on their taste and work ethic which matches perfectly with our working environment at Link, said the company’s partners in a joint statement. “We are excited to be collaborating with them and look forward to having them part of our company.”
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‘The Last American Vampire’ Drama Based On Book From Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg & Terry Matalas Set At NBC

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NBC has given a script commitment plus penalty to The Last American Vampire, a drama based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel of the same name, from Grahame-Smith, his producing partner David Katzenberg and former 12 Monkeys showrunner Terry Matalas. 20th Century Fox TV, where Katzenberg and Grahame-Smith’s KatzSmith Productions has a pod deal, is the studio.

Written by Matalas, The Last American Vampire is supernatural thriller that follows a 500-year-old bloodsucker and bon vivant named Henry Sturges, who’s been held under lock and key for the last forty years, and who’s believed to be the last of his kind. When a series of grizzly murders reveal a resurgence of vampires in the U.S., the FBI teams this affable monster up with Abby, a young FBI analyst, to solve a conspiracy centuries in the making.

The character of Henry Sturges first appeared in Grahame-Smith’s worldwide bestselling novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
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People of Color Unite in ‘Monsters and Men,’ Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Powerful Debut

Following the fourth season of HBO’s Ballers and an Oscar-buzzed role in Spike Lee’s BlackKklansman, John David Washington — the talented son of Denzel — steps up with another forceful, socially relevant performance in Monsters and Men. In a striking debut feature, writer-director Reinaldo Marcus Green uses three perspectives to examine the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white cop in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. The victim is Darius Larson, a.k.a. Big D (Samel Edwards), a local who sells loose cigarettes outside a Bed-Stuy deli And
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Foxtel rebrands showcase as Fox Showcase, the streaming home of drama

‘Mr Inbetween’ (Photo: Mark Rogers).

Foxtel today launched Fox Showcase, a rebrand of the showcase drama channel, designated as the streaming home of the best drama from Australia and around the world.

One pillar of the new channel will be Foxtel Originals starting with Goalpost Pictures’ Fighting Season, which premieres at 8.30 pm on October 28, plus the seventh season of FremantleMedia Australia’s Wentworth and the second series of Matchbox PicturesSecret City: Under the Eagle.

Currently in post-production, Lingo Pictures’ four-part Lambs of God follows three nuns, each a generation apart, living in an isolated convent who are interrupted by an unwelcome visitor, a priest. Directed by Jeffrey Walker and written by Sarah Lambert, the show stars Anne Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), Essie Davis (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries), Jessica Barden, Sam Reid, Damon Herriman, Sigrid Thornton, Kate Mulvany and John Bell.

Lingo Pictures will soon start shooting Upright,
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Insecure: Season Three Ratings

Last year, the Nielsen ratings for the Insecure TV show on HBO grew by leaps and bounds, maybe in part because it followed Game of Thrones and Ballers. While the epic fantasy drama won't be back this summer, the comedies are still paired together. Can they maintain their audience when not backed by the power of the Iron Throne? Will Insecure be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

An HBO comedy, Insecure stars Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Lisa Joyce, Jay Ellis, Y’lan Noel, Natasha Rothwell, and Amanda Seales. The series follows best friends Issa (Rae) and Molly (Orji). The duo tries to deal with their own real-life flaws, even as they attempt to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences. Rae also co-created the series with Daily Show vet Larry Wilmore.
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Ballers on HBO: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five?

Vulture Watch

Does Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson still have a home on premium cable? Has the Ballers TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on HBO? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Ballers season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

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An HBO comedy-drama, Ballers stars Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown, Jazmyn Simon and Brittany S. Hall. The series follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Johnson), who has re-invented himself as a financial adviser for both young phenoms and sports veterans. Spencer’s role in his clients’ lives far exceeds money management, as he struggles
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Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman Comes Home This November

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Universal has revealed the release date and details for the 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray of Spike Lee's latest film, BlacKkKlansman. Come inside to learn more!

If you've been eager to check out the bizarre true story of BlacKkKlansman, or simply want to watch it again, then you'll get the chance in the next couple months. Universal Pictures announced the film will arrive digitally on October 23rd with the 4K Ultra HD/blu-ray dropping on November 6th.

Follow the incredible true story of Ron Stallwortth, an African-American police officer who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan in the unbelievably bold, BlacKkKlansman, arriving on Digital and the all-new digital move app Movies Anywhere on October 23, 2018 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on November 6, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed by critics as “hugely entertaining” and “electric”, BlacKkKlansman comes from acclaimed director Spike Lee and Academy Award-winning producers Jason Blum and Jordan Peele.
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Chip Kelly's Winless Start Isn't A Problem, Says Ex-ucla & 'Ballers' Star

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Chip Kelly's first three games at UCLA have been a disaster -- but it ain't time to panic in Westwood yet ... so says ex-Bruins star, Donovan Carter. Carter -- a former Dl and current star on HBO's "Ballers"-- joined the guys on "TMZ Sports" (weeknights on FS1) ... and preached patience when it came to the embarrassing 0-3 start his alma mater is off to under Chip. "You just gotta be patient,
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Nick Jonas Turns Playwright as VIPs Turn Out for a First-Time Table Read (Exclusive)

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Nick Jonas Turns Playwright as VIPs Turn Out for a First-Time Table Read (Exclusive)
On the weekend of the Emmys, and of his own 26th birthday, Nick Jonas threw a different kind of soiree — inviting about three dozen studio executives and film producers to a table read of the first dramatic play he’s written, “Dessert First,” at the Chateau Marmont, Variety has learned.

Jonas started writing the play about a year ago while on the set of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” the action comedy that kick-started his big-screen career after successful runs in pop and television. Since his last solo album debuted at No. 2 in 2016, he’s increasingly turned his attention to film and theatrical prospects. “Dessert First” represents one of the nascent efforts Jonas has developed via a production company he recently started to create vehicles for himself as a writer and actor.

Among those on hand to check out Jonas’ writing efforts Friday were his fiancée of just under two months,
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TV News Roundup: ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Drops First Trailer (Watch)

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TV News Roundup: ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Drops First Trailer (Watch)
In today’s TV news roundup, the first teaser for “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” drops on Netflix and Damon Wayans will appear on “Happy Together.”

First Looks

Netflix released the trailer for “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the creator of “Riverdale,” the show is a dark coming of age story that dabbles in witchcraft, the occult and horror, starring Kiernan Shipka as the titular teenage witch. Its first season launches Oct. 26 on the streamer.

“Glimpse,” a new sci-fi series created by Dust in partnership with Futurism, premiered Thursday on Facebook Watch. Following eight individuals who deal with the quickly changing human condition, the show features up and coming talent such as Tony Cavalero of “School of Rock,” Leven Rambin of “The Hunger Games” and more. “Glimpse” is also available to stream across Dust platforms.

“How to Get Away With Murder” returns for its fifth season on Sept. 27 at 10 p.
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Ballers: Season Four Viewer Votes

Does Spencer Strasmore still have game during the fourth season of the Ballers TV show on HBO? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Ballers is cancelled or renewed for season five. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the Ballers season four episodes below.

An HBO comedy-drama, Ballers stars Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown, Jazmyn Simon and Brittany S. Hall. The series follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Johnson), who has re-invented himself as a financial adviser for both young phenoms and sports veterans. Spencer’s role in his clients’ lives far exceeds
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Brittney Cade Pritchard And Mike Dirnt Honored at 5th Annual Tower Cancer Research Foundation Cancer Free Generation Celebrity Poker Tournament

Brittney Cade Pritchard, breast cancer survivor and her husband, Mike Dirnt of the legendary band Green Day will be honored for their courageous example as a couple sharing their personal cancer journey in order to help others at Tower Cancer Research Foundation's (Tower) 5th Annual Ante Up for a Cancer Free Generation Celebrity Poker Tournament and Casino Night on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

The tournament will take place at the Sofitel Hotel, Riviera 31, 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Dozens of stars from TV, sports, music and film will also join in to bet big to support talented young cancer researchers and change the future of cancer. Red carpet arrivals begin at 6:00 Pm Pst.

In May 2014, Mike Dirnt took to Facebook to publicly announce that his wife, Brittney Cade Pritchard, was being treated for breast cancer. Brittney and Mike went on to document their cancer journey, which included chemotherapy and nine surgeries,
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With ‘Ballers,’ Dwayne Johnson Expands His Game

Dwayne Johnson’s career never has fit neatly into any one box. He’s constantly switched things up, going from football to wrestling to Hollywood, defying expectations along the way. He may have started his movie career as an action hero, but he’s managed to expand his success, not just into other genres, but into other formats [...]

The post With ‘Ballers,’ Dwayne Johnson Expands His Game appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
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Ballers: Season Four Ratings

Last year, HBO gave its Ballers TV show the gift of a Game of Thrones lead-in for most of the season. As a result, Ballers' Nielsen ratings increased by more than 50% in both the demo and total viewership. In the fourth season, the cheese stands alone, or at least without the winds of Westeros at its back. Will its audience return or fade away? Will Ballers be cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned. Status update below.

An HBO comedy-drama, Ballers stars Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown, Jazmyn Simon and Brittany S. Hall. The series follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Johnson), who has re-invented himself as a financial adviser for both young phenoms and veteran superstars. Spencer's role in his clients' lives far exceeds money management as he struggles to help
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Ballers: Season Five; The Rock's TV Series Renewed by HBO

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is busier than ever with his movie career but he's still making time for television. HBO has announced that his Ballers TV show has been renewed for a fifth season on the cable channel.

An HBO comedy-drama, Ballers stars Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown, Jazmyn Simon and Brittany S. Hall. The series follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Johnson), who has re-invented himself as a financial adviser for both young phenoms and veteran superstars. Spencer's role in his clients' lives far exceeds money management as he struggles to help them navigate the many pitfalls that come with life in the spotlight. In season four, he and Joe (Corddry) head to Los Angeles, in hopes of capitalizing on the action sports market.

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Insecure Renewed for Season 4 at HBO

This is hella great news: Insecure has been renewed for Season 4, HBO announced Thursday. Fellow Sunday-night comedy Ballers, headed by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, also will return, for Season 5.

Insecure is in the midst of its third season, with Episode 5 slated for this Sunday. In the installment, “the girls take a weekend trip to celebrate Tiffany,” while “Molly has trouble leaving her obsession with work behind.” (All of our previous episode recaps can be found here.)

The Issa Rae comedy, which was previously singled out by TVLine as #PeakTV Treasure, has been a critical hit for HBO. Rae is currently
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‘Ballers’ & ‘Insecure’ Renewed By HBO

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‘Ballers’ & ‘Insecure’ Renewed By HBO
HBO has renewed comedy series Ballers for a fifth season and Insecure for a fourth season.

The renewals follow the August 12 season premieres for both series.

Created by Stephen Levinson, (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire), Ballers explores the glamorous and often cutthroat world of pro football through a group of past and present players striving to stay in the game. It stars Dwayne Johnson as ex-superstar Spencer Strasmore, who has reinvented himself as a financial manager for today’s players. Cast also includes series regulars John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown and Brittany S. Hall.

Levinson executive produces with Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Rob Weiss, Denis Biggs, Karyn McCarthy and Julian Farino.

Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, Insecure follows the friendship of two black women as they deal with their own real-life flaws while attempting to navigate
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‘Insecure,’ ‘Ballers’ Renewed by HBO

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HBO has renewed “Insecure” for a fourth season and fellow comedy series “Ballers” for a fifth season.

The renewals come nearly a month after the two series returned for new seasons Aug. 12 on HBO and its digital platforms.

Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, “Insecure” follows the friendship of two women dealing with their own real-life flaws while attempting to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences. Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Lisa Joyce, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales and Y’lan Noel star. Executive producers are Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry, Jim Kleverweis and Dayna Lynne North.

Starring Dwayne Johnson and created by Stephen Levinson, “Ballers” explores the world of pro football through a group of past and present players striving to stay in the game. Johnson plays ex-superstar Spencer Strasmore, who has reinvented himself as a financial manager for today’s players.
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