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MGM Revives ‘Stargate’ Franchise With ‘Stargate Origins’ Digital Series & Svod Platform – Watch The Teaser

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MGM is reviving its popular Stargate franchise, giving the green light to Stargate Origins, a 10-episode digital series following fan-favorite character Catherine Langford. In addition, MGM announced Stargate Command, a subscription-based digital platform and fan experience, which will be the exclusive home for the new series. The announcement was made during MGM’s Comic-Con panel and timed with the 20th anniversary of the Stargate-sg-1 TV series. Check out the teaser… »

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Comic-Con: ‘Legion’ Expands To 10 Episodes For Season 2, Adds Saïd Taghmaoui To The Cast

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FX’s conceptual and arguably most ambitious TV series Legion made its first appearance at San Diego Comic-Con with the cast and executive producers in tow. Before the panel started, the audience was given a refresher on what happened in the penultimate episode with the musical and very memorable “Bolero” sequence — a short 7-minute art film in itself. Shortly after it was announced that the series would be getting 10 episodes in its sophomore season. The crowd in Ballroom… »

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Comic-Con: ‘Timeless’ EPs Reveal NBC Admitted “Mistake” In Initial Cancellation, Tease Season 2

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"I got a call from NBC and they said we made a mistake and we're picking up the show," Timeless executive producer Eric Kripke told the Comic-Con crowd today of how he found out May 13 that his time-travel series was not cancelled after all. Receiving huge applause from a packed Room 6Bcf at the San Diego Convention Center, the Kripke added that the real thanks had to go to the fans like "you guys" for pressuring the network to give the series a second season. The panel… »

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‘Escape At Dannemora’: Eric Lange To Star In Ben Stiller’s Showtime Limited Series

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NarcosEric Lange has landed a lead role opposite Patricia Arquette in Showtime's limited series Escape At Dannemora (fka Clinton Correctional), directed and executive produced by Ben Stiller. Escape At Dannemora, starring Benicio del Toro, Paul Dano and Arquette, is based on the headline-making true story of a 2015 prison break in upstate New York, which spawned a massive manhunt for convicted murderers Richard Matt (played by del Toro) and David Sweat (Dano). The pair… »

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Comic-Con: ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Reunion Features Richard Hatch Tribute

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A video greeting today from Edward James Olmos to Battlestar Galactica fans at Comic-Con was the biggest surprise on the reunion panel at the San Diego confab, which featured a video tribute to the late franchise star Richard Hatch. Hatch, the original Apollo from the 1970s series, died in February at age 71. "I wish I could be there in person but I'm Spain," said the Oscar-nominated Olmos, who played Admiral William Adama on the series’ four-season run. "You are with the… »

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SAG-aftra Flooded Producers With Contract Claims To Use As Bargaining Chip In Talks

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Exclusive: In a clever ruse leading up to its recently concluded contract talks, SAG-aftra filed claims against every TV production company in the country, accusing them of violating its contract's travel provisions. Deadline has learned, however, those claims were a bargaining chip and never intended to be pursued. "I don't want people to believe that that is the ordinary course of what happens with claims," said Ray Rodriguez, the union's chief contracts officer, when… »

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David Cronenberg Novel ‘Consumed’ To Be Developed As TV Series By ‘Ftwd’s Dave Erickson & ‘Lucifer’s Sheri Elwood At AMC

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David Cronenberg’s novel Consumed is getting drama series treatment at AMC. Fear The Walking Dead showrunner Dave Erickson has teamed with Lucifer executive producer Sheri Elwood to develop the novel as an hourlong drama series for AMC, where Erickson is under an overall deal. Erickson and Elwood will pen the adaptation and showrun. Consumed is described as a mind-bending psychological thriller that follows two journalists who set out to solve the cannibalistic murder of… »

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Comic-Con: ‘Teen Wolf’ Cast Takes A Walk Down Memory Lane, Debuts New Trailer For Final Season

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The cast and crew of Teen Wolf took the stage at the coveted Hall H at Comic-Con to give details about the final season of the MTV series that shares the name — and nothing else, really — of the cult ’80s movie.Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Dylan Sprayberry, Shelley Hennig, Cody Christian, Khylin Rhambo, Charlie Carver, Linden Ashby, Melissa Ponzio along with executive producer Jeff Davis were all on hand to talk to fans about the final hurrah for the gang. Before the cast… »

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Comic-Con: ‘Exorcist’ Star Alfonso Herrera On Season 2 & ‘Sense8’ Finale

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Spoiler Alert: This story contains details of the upcoming second season of The Exorcist  "I still have no idea how they're going to manage to accommodate all the schedules, but I know they're going to do it," The Exorcist star Alfonso Herrera says about when his other resurrected show, Netflix’s Sense8, is coming back for its finale. It has been quite the past few months for the former Rbd singer as Fox seemed to be take its time on bringing back the critically acclaimed… »

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Johnny Depp’s Ex-Biz Managers Cite More Examples Of Actor’s Overspending In New Court Docs

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The legal fight about who is to blame for Johnny Depp’s financial troubles took a new turn when Depp’s former managers filed an amended cross-complaint today in Los Angeles Superior Court. In the oft-redacted filing, The Management Group’s lawyers cite new expenses incurred by Depp that they say proves it was the actor who mismanaged his money. Depp sees it the other way, originally suing Tmg in January for $25 million alleging 11 complaints ranging from fraud to breach… »

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‘Shadowhunters’: Sarah Hyland Character Revealed, Alisha Wainwright Upped To Regular For Season 3 – Comic-Con

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We’re learning details of Sarah Hyland’s previously announced character in Shadowhunters‘ current season. Hyland will play an iteration of the devious Seelie Queen in the August 7 and August 14 of the series, executive producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer revealed during the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel Thursday. In addition, Alisha Wainwright, who currently recurs as Maia, has been promoted to regular for Season 3 of the Freeform series. Shadowhunters stars… »

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Jimmy Smits Joins ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ In Major Season 4 Guest Arc

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Two decades after the end of his Emmy-nominated run on NYPD Blue, Jimmy Smits is returning to ABC for a major role opposite Viola Davis on the upcoming fourth season of the network’s drama series How to Get Away With Murder.  As is the case with all Shondaland series, details about Smits’ season-long recurring role are not being revealed, but his character will be a prominent figure in Annalise's (Davis) life and will have a key role in this season's mystery. Smits is… »

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A+E Networks Elevates Robert Sharenow To Programming President, Eli Lehrer Joins History As Evp

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Robert Sharenow continues to expand his A+E Networks portfolio. Sharenow, most recently Evp and General Manager, A&E and Lifetime, is adding oversight of History with a new post as President of Programming, A+E Networks. Additionally, former MTV head of development Eli Lehrer has been brought in as Evp Programming at History. In his new role, Sharenow will be responsible for overseeing all content for A&E, Lifetime, History and the entire A+E Networks channel portfolio… »

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Matt Loeb Re-Elected Iatse President

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Updated with Loeb quote: Matt Loeb, running unopposed, was re-elected to a four-year term as president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees today at the union's 68th Quadrennial Convention in Hollywood, Fl. Loeb, who's been president of Iatse since 2008, hasn't had to stand for election once in the last 10 years. He was elected without opposition in 2009 at the convention in Orlando, and at the 2013 convention in Boston. In 2008, he was the… »

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Sinclair And Nexstar Vow To Share Spectrum To Help Next-Gen TV Transition

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Sinclair Broadcast Group and Nexstar Media Group said today that they will share airwave spectrum in 43 markets where they both have stations to promote a transition to a new broadcast standard — Atsc 3.0 — that supporters say could revolutionize over-the-air TV. The new standard will make it easier to meld 4K programming and interactive broadband data in over-the-air transmissions. But it will not work on current TV sets. As a result, companies expect the FCC will allow… »

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Comic-Con: ‘Sherlock’ EPs Tease Another Season Of Benedict Cumberbatch-Led Series, Maybe

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There is more afoot with Sherlock, but the executive producers wouldn't reveal today at Comic-Con what it is., or whether a fifth season is being planned. "There is something we are working on in London," teased Ep Sue Vertue to a packed room in the San Diego Convention Center. "We do have an answer but we're not telling what it is," added fellow Ep and departing Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat, to laughter. With Season 4 of the Benedict Cumberbatch- and Martin… »

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Chester Bennington Dies In Apparent Suicide: Linkin Park Singer Was 41

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Chester Bennington, the singer for the top-selling, influential nu metal band Linkin Park who later fronted Stone Temple Pilots, was found dead today, Deadline has confirmed. He was 41. A source says he died at his home in Palos Verdes Estates near Los Angeles but did not provide details. The Associated Press reports that it was a suicide by hanging. Bennington was a close friend of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, who hanged himself in May. Today would have been Cornell… »

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‘Once Upon A Time’ Gets Season 7 Premiere Date

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ABC has set October 6 for the premiere of its revamped Season 7 of fantasy drama series Once Upon A Time. The return date was revealed today at Comic-Con. The fairytale drama will be resetting the story in Season 7 without various original cast members, and will focus on returning cast Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle and Colin O'Donoghue, along with The Walking Dead's Andrew J. West, who was introduced in the Season 6 finale. They’ll be joined by new series regulars Dania… »

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O.J. Simpson Gets Parole

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O.J. Simpson has been granted parole after serving nearly nine years of a 33 year sentence for armed robbery at a Las Vegas hotel. A panel comprising four members of the Nevada parole commission unanimously gave him a thumbs up. He’s to be released in October. "Mr. Simpson, you organized this crime. Two victims were robbed at gunpoint. It was a serious crime and there was no excuse for it. You deserved to be sent to prison," the board told him after deliberating for about… »


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Christina Davis Exits As CBS Head Of Drama Development

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CBS veteran and longtime head of drama development Christina Davis is stepping down, effective immediately. Davis, who had more time on her current contract, recently informed the network of her decision to depart. She is currently on maternity leave, following the arrival of twins last month. No successor has been set yet but, given the timing, with buying season for next season getting underway, that is expected soon. Davis’ departure comes less than two months after… »

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