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‘Watchmen’ Pilot From Damon Lindelof Ordered by HBO
The premium service has also committed to additional backup scripts for the series. HBO confirmed the pilot order and script commitment Wednesday, one day after Lindelof teased on Instagram that work had begun in the writers room on the project.
“Watchmen” is based on the landmark DC Comics miniseries of the same name by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The series, later collected as a graphic novel, was a serious-minded deconstruction of superhero comics loosely inspired by characters from the Charlton Comics library, which were owned by DC. Set in a universe in which the appearance of costumed heroes in the mid-20th Century had altered the course of history — leading to U.S. victory in Vietnam and a Nixon presidency that stretched into the mid-1980s — “Watchmen” followed a group of crimefighters investigating the murder of »
- Daniel Holloway
Jordan Peele Nazi Hunter TV Series in Works
Hot off the success of his directorial feature debut earlier this year, Jordan Peele is developing a TV series about Nazi hunters. The TV project, called “The Hunt,” is based on real-life events and centers on a group of Nazi hunters in the 1970s. A network is not currently attached.
- Ryan Gajewski
Rob Thomas Adapting Web Series 'I Mom So Hard' for CBS
CBS is looking to bring more women to its schedule.
The project, which landed at CBS with a sizable pilot production commitment, is based on the web series of the same name and revolves around two moms who show how their friendship gets them through being wives and mothers.
- Lesley Goldberg
‘Younger’ Season 4 Is Series’ Highest-Rated Ever in Delayed Viewing
In Live+3 ratings, the series saw double-digit increases in multiple measures, including an averaging adults 18-49 rating of 0.72, up 32% from Season 2. In total viewers, it averaged 1.3 million viewers per episode, up 29% from last season. Similarly, the series was up 31% in adults 25-54, women 25-54, and women 18-49. “Younger” also saw 2.1 million full episode starts on TVLand.com and the TV Land app, the highest in-season consumption in series history.
Created by “Sex and the City’s” Darren Star, “Younger” stars two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann and Molly Bernard. The series was recently renewed for a fifth season on TV Land.
It follows Liza (Foster), a 40-year old woman who pretends to be 26 in order to get a job. Now working under the prickly Diana (Shor), Liza has to »
- Joe Otterson
NeNe Leakes Triumphantly Returns To ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ In New Trailer — Watch
- Scott Baumgartner
Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler Teaming for Netflix Comedy
Netflix has ordered eight episodes. It 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. The eight-episode series is set to premiere on Netflix in more than 190 countries around the world.
The series is co-created by Lyonne, Poehler and Leslye Headland. Headland will serve as writer for the first episode and Lyonne and Headland will write for the series. The series is produced by Universal Television, Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions, Jax Media and 3 Arts Entertainment, with Brooke Posch serving as exec producer for Paper Kite and Dave Becky as exec producer for 3 Arts Entertainment. The series marks Lyonne’s second Netflix-starring role, as she’s a staple in the successful emsembler “Orange Is the New Black.”
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
'Hollywood Masters' Series Sets Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart, More for Season 8
Helen Mirren and Patrick Stewart are among the top talent who will be taking part in season 8 of Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television's The Hollywood Masters, hosted by The Hollywood Reporter's executive editor, features, Stephen Galloway.
The join a lineup of participants that has included Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Michael Caine, Sean Penn, Amy Adams, Oliver Stone, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David O. Russell and Aaron Sorkin. Season 1 of the series currently is <a »
- THR Staff
Dick Wolf Drama ‘F.B.I.’ in the Works at CBS
The network has given a series production commitment to a new drama with the working title “F.B.I.” about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Shooting is slated to begin next spring on a pilot, with subsequent episodes set to film in the summer. The series is planned to premiere in the 2018-19 season.
Wolf and Craig Turk will serve as executive producers with longtime Wolf collaborators Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski. Universal Television, where Wolf is based, will produce the series with CBS Television Studios.
CBS is committing to 13 episodes for season one — an uncharacteristic move for the network, which rarely forges ahead on series without shooting a pilot first. The production commitment is tantamount to a straight-to-series order, which means that producers are moving ahead on casting »
- Daniel Holloway
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Series in Development at CW From ‘Riverdale’ Team
Sabrina the Teenage Witch could soon be returning to television.
The CW and Warner Bros. Television are developing a new one-hour drama based around the character for the 2018-2019 season, Variety has learned.
The potential series would be based on the Archie Comics series “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” which reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult, and witchcraft. The series is described as being tonally in the vein of horror classics like “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Exorcist,” and will see Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family, and the daylight world humans inhabit.
Should the project move forward, it would serve as a companion series to “Riverdale,” the dark reimagining of the Archie Comics that puts Archie and the rest of his high school friends at the heart of a »
- Joe Otterson
Jessica Biel on ‘The Sinner’s’ Surprise Success and Season 2 Plans
USA Network’s “The Sinner,” the small-screen adaptation of Petra Hammesfahr’s novel, has become the surprise hit of the summer. The drama has dominated ratings since its debut, taking the No. 1 slot in Live+7 numbers.
Even executive producer and series star Jessica Biel has been taken aback by just how strong a reception the show has seen. “Generally it never occurred to me that we’d have such great ratings,” Biel admits to Variety.
Biel thinks the show’s combination of high-caliber creative team and unique subject matter is what has led to the success. “It felt like something we’d never seen before,” Biel says. “The characters were an absolute dream for a creative and challenging experiment, and with a woman at the front of it all – and kind of an unlikable woman – it seemed like a good challenge and it seemed like something new.”
“The Sinner” was designed to be an eight-episode story that »
- Danielle Turchiano
‘Game of Thrones’: Fifth Prequel Series in Development at HBO
A fifth “Game of Thrones” prequel series is officially in the works at HBO, Variety has confirmed.
Bryan Cogman, who has worked on “Game of Thrones” since Season 1, has been tapped to pen a potential fifth prequel project for the network. It was previously known that four prequels were in development, though George R.R. Martin said that a fifth was also in the works. When Martin first spoke of the fifth writer being recruited in May, he said that apart from himself and “Thrones” experts Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson, “I don’t know anyone who knows and loves Westeros as well as he does.”
Cogman has worked on the show in various capacities over the years, most recently as a writer and co-executive producer. Among the episodes Cogman has written for the series are “Stormborn,” the second episode of Season 7, and “The Broken Man, the seventh episode of Season 6 which introduced the character of Lyanna Mormont »
- Joe Otterson
Sean Penn to Star in Beau Willimon Sci-Fi Series ‘The First’ on Hulu
Sean Penn will be making his first foray into series television thanks to a starring role in “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon’s upcoming sci-fi drama “The First.” The series, which will premiere on Hulu in the U.S. and Channel 4 in the U.K. and Ireland, follows the first human mission to Mars in the not-too-distant future. The character drama focuses on the astronauts who embark on the mission but also their families, loved ones and the people participating back on Earth. It also hopes to explore the challenges that go into interplanetary colonization. It was given a straight-to-series order on both. »
- Carli Velocci
America’s Got Talent: Celebrity Collaborations. Season 12 Winner Announced.
After weeks of competing, it all comes down to this. The acts have performed, and the country has voted. Who will be this year’s million-dollar winner? Let’s find out on tonight’s season twelve finale of America’s Got Talent. Angelica Hale started things off again, this time joined by Kechi. The two sang Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You). Clarkson herself then made an appearance, and the trio finished the song. The American Idol winner then took to the stage and performed a new song called Love So Soft. Dance troupes Diavolo and Light Balance came onstage next. The former did one
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- Tiffany C. Lockhart
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Manolo Gonzalez-Vergara
Cue the next generation because they are coming. They might not all be as famous as those that came before them but they do have one thing that first generation actors do not, they have an in when it comes to getting into the business. Some people might get jealous of this while others might start looking for any and every flaw they can find with an individual, but the truth is that being born into an acting family or having a relative that’s famous doesn’t automatically count against a person. They have to work to make certain that they
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The Top Five Husband and Wife Duos in TV Sitcom History
There have been so many sitcom couples that this was actually hard to pick the suitable ones for the top spots. But the couples that are listed below have had enough staying power and have been so dynamic together that people have remembered them fondly even after their shows have been cancelled or run their course. While some of them are continuing to act others have gone on to other things, or have sadly passed away. The point is however that while they were on screen and paired together these individuals made TV history by becoming some of the best
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Jimmy Kimmel: Senator Bill Cassidy “Got Caught With His GOPenis Out” In Obamacare Replace Bill
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… »
Sets of Nearly Identical Movies that Came Out at the Same Time
Ever notice how when one movie comes out there seem to be two or three that come out at the same time that have roughly the same idea? The twin movie phenomenon is very real and in fact happens a lot in Hollywood. Directors and producers see what works and then try to emulate it in their own way so as to grab a bit of the success that a blockbuster movie might enjoy. Sometimes it works, a lot of times it doesn’t. The blockbusters tend to take most of the attention and leave the other movies grasping for those
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Gillian Anderson Tweets Photo Of Brian Huskey Appearing On ‘The X-Files’ Next Season
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… »
The Good Place Season 2 Premiere Review: “Everything Is Great”…Or Is It?
The Good Place is back, y’all. After what seems like ages, the surprise NBC hit has returned for a second season, building off of one of the biggest twists of the 2016-2017 television season. I would advise you to stop reading now if you’re looking to avoid spoilers. But, The Good Place’s first season finale turned the premise of the show on its head by revealing (again, last spoiler warning) that they were all actually in the Bad place, and that Michael was an engineer of torture rather than a designer for the good place. From its hour-long premiere, you’d be hard pressed
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- Nick Hogan
‘The Sinner’ Finale: Creator on the Masked Captor’s Identity and What Season 2 Could Look Like
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the season finale of “The Sinner.”]
“I know you did it for your son,” Cora Tannetti (Jessica Biel) tells the man who had imprisoned her for two months, during which he shot her up with heroin and obliterated her true memories. It’s a curiously generous statement for her to make, but it’s not the first time that “The Sinner” has found sympathy and common ground for people’s failings.
USA Network’s summer psychological thriller began with Cora stabbing Frankie Belmont (Eric Todd) to death seemingly without provocation during a day at the beach. It turns out that five years ago at a party, Frankie had tried and failed to revive Cora’s sickly sister Phoebe (Nadia Alexander) with whom he had been intimate. A song that was playing at the time of the tragic accident was the same song that triggered Cora to attack Frankie during that day at the beach.
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- Hanh Nguyen
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