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Jimmy Kimmel: Senator Bill Cassidy “Got Caught With His GOPenis Out” In Obamacare Replace Bill

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Jimmy Kimmel opened his Wednesday late night show pounding Sen. Bill Cassidy for playing the Comedians are Dummies Card on CNN earlier in the day, while trying to defend of his indefensible Obamacare repeal and replace plan. “Last night on the show I took a Senator from Louisiana, Bill Cassidy to task for promising, to my face, that he would oppose any healthcare plan that allowed insurance companies to turn away people with pre-existing conditions, and any healthcare… »

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Gillian Anderson Tweets Photo Of Brian Huskey Appearing On ‘The X-Files’ Next Season

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Today Gillian Anderson tweeted out a behind-the-scenes photo of David Duchovny, writer/director Darin Morgan and actor Brian Huskey on the set of season 11 of The X-Files.  Fox insiders confirmed to Deadline that Huskey will guest star as the character of Reggie. The next season of the show is rumored to feature Mulder and Scully’s son, and will run 10 episodes. Don't ask. @davidduchovny @thebrianhuskey #DarinMorgan #bts #TheXFiles pic.twitter.com/T8DLJ1WU7G — Gillian… »

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Lawrence O’Donnell Sorry For Leaked Video Of Off-Air Rants

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MSNBC primetime host Lawrence O’Donnell had the last word on some folks in his control room late last month, venting first about someone talking in his ear about “a Labor Day rundown” then some apparent knucklehead using a hammer. Video of his tirade, spiced with no shortage of colorful language, was leaked today, and O’Donnell took to social media this afternoon to apologize for it: A better anchorman and a better person would've had a better reaction to technical… »

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‘Power’ Copyright Suit Unplugged; “No Significant Similarities” Says Judge

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The dismissal this week of a turgid copyright and fraud case is turning September into a very good month for Power. Having wrapped up its fourth season with very strong numbers on September 3, the Starz drama now has seen a federal judge unplug claims that the Courtney Kemp created and Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson executive produced was substantially lifted from an unpublished manuscript. In fact, U.S. District Judge Manuel Real didn't just pull the plug on Tribulation of a Gh… »

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Women’s Media Summit Calls For Boycott Of Movies That Snub Female Filmmakers

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The Women's Media Summit, a group of more than 100 leaders from various industries, has issued a white paper outlining a plan of action for "eliminating gender inequity in U.S. entertainment media." One of its strategies is to “boycott films that score poorly on gender equity." "Women hold only 3% of above-the-line and greenlighting positions in the media industry and are vastly underrepresented as protagonists and lead characters in film and television," according to the… »

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‘Gotham’ Casts Michael Maize; Daniel Cosgrove Joins ‘You’

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Michael Maize (Mr. Robot), has booked a recurring role on the fourth season of Fox’s Batman prequel drama series Gotham. Maize will play Grady. He’s part of Merton’s gang as Merton’s right-hand man, and has a past connection to Jonathan Crane, aka the Scarecrow. Based on characters from DC Comics, Gotham is executive produced by Bruno Heller, who developed the series, Danny Cannon and John Stephens. Maize recurred as Lone Star on Mr. Robot and recently guest-starred on Iro… »

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‘Watchmen’ HBO Adaptation From Damon Lindelof Officially A Go With Pilot & Backup Script Order

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It is true — HBO has given a formal pilot green light to Watchmen and has ordered backup scripts for the project, Damon Lindelof’s followup to his praised HBO drama series The Leftovers.  Lindelof alluded to the pickup yesterday with an Instagram post captioned "Day One" and a picture of Watchmen‘s writers room, which opened Tuesday. Warner Bros. TV, which also was behind The Leftovers, is the studio as part of Lindelof’s overall deal there. Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave… »

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‘Narcos’ Star Matias Varela Inks With ICM Partners

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Swedish actor Matias Varela, breakout star of Season 3 of the hit Netflix series Narcos, has signed with ICM Partners. In Narcos, Varela plays the real-life character Jorge Salcedo who was the head of security for the infamous Cali cartel. Salcedo eventually flipped, becoming a DEA informant. Varela also recurred on Showtime's The Borgias. In film, he was most recently seen opposite Michael Fassbender in Assassin's Creed, and opposite Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez in the… »

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‘The Last Ship’: Troy Doherty & Leo Oliva To Recur In Season 5

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Actors Troy Doherty and Leo Oliva are set to recur in the upcoming fifth season of TNT’s drama series, The Last Ship, which will premiere sometime next year. Co-created by Hank Steinberg and Steve Kane, the post-apocalyptic naval drama stars Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin and Bridget Regan. The series details the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. Now, Cno Captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new… »

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Jordan Peele Producing Nazi Hunters Drama Series For Sonar Entertainment

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Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions banner are behind The Hunt, a hot drama series spec being shopped by Sonar Entertainment, garnering interest from cable and streaming networks. Written by David Weil (Moonfall) and inspired by true events, The Hunt follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters in 1970s America as they set out on a quest for revenge and justice — tracking and killing hundreds of Nazis who, with the unconscionable help of the U.S. government, escaped… »

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ABC Buys ‘Paradise Falls’ Drama From ‘Criminal Minds’ Showrunner Erica Messer

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Longtime Criminal Minds executive producer/showrunner Erica Messer has set up a new drama project at ABC. Paradise Falls, which Messer will write and executive produce, comes from ABC Studios, where she is based. Paradise Falls is described as a grounded look at the challenging life of a multi-generational family. It centers on a working mom who figures out the best way to guide her kids (and even the adults) is through a series of homemade parenting videos. Paradise Falls… »

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‘I Mom So Hard’ Comedy Based On Web Series From Michelle Nader & Rob Thomas Gets CBS Production Commitment

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CBS has given a pilot production commitment to multi-camera comedy I Mom So Hard, from former 2 Broke Girls executive producer Michelle Nader and Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars). The project is based on the popular web series #imomsohard whose creators/stars Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley also will topline the CBS adaptation, produced by Warner Bros. TV where Nader and Thomas are under overall deals Written by Nader and co-written by Hensley and Smedley, I Mom So Hard focuses… »

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‘Law & Order: Svu’: Sam Waterston To Reprise Jack McCoy Role In Season 19

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Jack McCoy is returning to the Law & Order fold. Sam Waterston, who played prosecutor Jack McCoy for 16 seasons on NBC’s mothership Law & Order, will reprise his role in a guest appearance on Law & Order: Svu later this season. No other details were revealed. Created by prolific, Emmy-winning producer Dick Wolf, Law & Order: Svu chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate… »

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‘Bob’s Burgers’ Co-Exec Producer Wendy Molyneux Talks Emmy Win, Season 8 Guest Stars, And “Beef Relief”

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Every year, the competition at the Emmys for Outstanding Animated Program is tough and this year, Bob’s Burgers took the trophy, beating out Archer, Elena of Avalor and animated juggernauts South Park and The Simpsons. Having been nominated every year for the category since 2012, this marked the second time Fox’s cult animated series won (the first was in 2014) and it was a wonderful surprise for co-executive producer and writer Wendy Molyneux. “I don't think about the… »

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Sanctuary Family Comedy In Works At ABC As Immigration Projects Remain Hot

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With the topic of immigration firmly in the headlines, most recently over President Donald Trump's decision yesterday to end the Daca program, it has become a very popular subject for TV series projects this season. The latest is an untitled single-camera comedy (aka Sanctuary Family), which has received a script plus penalty commitment at ABC. Written by David Feeney (New Girl, 2 Broke Girls) and to be directed by Christine Gernon (Speechless, New Girl), the comedy… »

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‘Jane The Virgin’: Alex Meneses Set To Recur In Season 4 Of the CW Series

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Former Telenovela star Alex Meneses is set for a recurring role on the upcoming fourth season of the CW’s hit dramedy Jane the Virgin. Meneses will play Katherine, owner of the Cortes Hotel Conglomerate, who is a possible investor of Rafael (Justin Baldoni) and Petra’s (Yael Grobglas) hotel. There aren’t many details about the Season 4 storyline, but Jane the Virgin creator/executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman told Deadline after the Season 3 finale that the fourth… »

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‘Will & Grace’ Lands First-Ever Streaming Deal With Hulu For Old & New Episodes

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As Will & Grace is coming back to NBC for at least two new seasons, the series’ original 194 episodes will be made available for streaming for the first time via a deal with Hulu. The Emmy-winning comedy will be available beginning Thursday, a week ahead of the September 28 return of Will & Grace on NBC. Hulu will be the exclusive Svod partner for the original eight seasons, which also will be available on the NBC app and pay TV providers with authentication. The deal… »

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Senator Calls Jimmy Kimmel Claims “Absolute Garbage”; Obama Calls Gop Efforts “Aggravating”

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“Next time, call,” seems to be the message from senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham to late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. “I wished he would’ve called Senator Cassidy to ask him if what I’m reading is true,” Graham said to NBC’s Kasie Hunt today. “Because you heard some liberal talking points that are absolute garbage. He bought it hook, line and sinker.” Graham and Cassidy, snared by Hunt in a walk & talk interview, seemed especially peeved that Kimmel questioned Cassidy… »

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Dick Wolf Gets CBS Series Order For FBI Drama

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Dick Wolf is branching out. The uber producer and NBC Mvp, who has five drama series on the peacock network, has received a 13-episode order at CBS for a new procedural drama slated for launch during the 2018-2019 season. It will be Wolf’s first drama series to launch on a network other than NBC in 15 years, since the 2003 Dragnet reboot on ABC. The new series, tentatively titled F.B.I., will chronicle the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of… »

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Netflix Greenlights Comedy From Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland & Amy Poehler

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Netflix has given an eight-episode straight-to-series order to an untitled comedy (fka Russian Doll) from Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland (Bachelorette, Sleeping with Other People) and Amy Poehler, with Lyonne attached to star. Co-created and executive produced by Lyonne, Poehler and Headland, the comedy follows a young woman named Nadia (Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City. "Natasha's humor, humanity… »

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