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'Stargate' Revived as MGM Launches Digital Franchise Destination

1 hour ago | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

After a feature film and a number of TV series spinoffs, the Stargate franchise is coming back to life.

Producers MGM have revived the franchise as a 10-episode digital series — Stargate Origins — that will live exclusively on a dedicated subscription-based platform called Stargate Command.

The new series, which will feature 10-minute episodes, will follow fan-favorite character Catherine Langford (originally played by Elizabeth Hoffman) and explore a new chapter in her early history surrounding the portal. Young Catherine embarks on a new unexpected adventure to unlock the mystery of what lies beyond the Stargate in order to save the Earth »


- Lesley Goldberg

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Timeless @ Comic-Con: One Mother of a Villain and More Season 2 Preview

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Timeless, NBC’s miraculous comeback show, celebrated its surprise un-cancellation/Season 2 renewal during its San Diego Comic-Con panel on Thursday.

RelatedTimeless Un-Cancelled! Axed Drama Now Renewed for Season 2 at NBC

As a reward for all the fans’ love and devotion, co-creators Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan dropped some tiny teasers about Season 2. (The writers’ room doesn’t start up until September, with an eye on a spring/summer 2018 premiere, so not much is set in stone yet.)

“Lucy’s mom [played by Susanna Thompson] is going to be one of the major Big Bads,” Kripke previewed. “And Rittenhouse does have their hands on the time machine. »


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‘Wonder Woman’ Star Saïd Taghmaoui Joins ‘Legion’ Season 2

1 hour ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Wonder Woman” star Saïd Taghmaoui will play Amahl Farouk — aka the Shadow King — in “Legion” season two. Noah Hawley, the creator of the FX drama series based on Marvel’s X-Men comics, announced the casting Thursday at Comic-Con.

“We are going to meet the Shadow King,” Hawley said.

The Shadow King was played in season one by Aubrey Plaza, who portrayed the character in the guise of protagonist David Haller’s friend Lenny, and Quinton Boisclair, who portrayed him as a monster who haunted Haller. Both actors will appear as those iterations of the character in season two.

The Shadow King was the only “Legion” character besides Haller taken from the Marvel comic books. All the other characters were original creations for the show. Executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who also produced Fox’s “X-Men” films, said that the character had originally been considered for a role in those movies. »


- Daniel Holloway

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BBC Says New ‘Doctor Who’ Actress Will Be Paid Same as Current Star

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The first female Doctor will have to continue the fight to preserve hope and light in the universe, but there is one thing she won’t have to struggle for: pay parity with her male predecessor.

BBC director-general Tony Hall told the Evening Standard that new star Jodie Whittaker will receive pay parity with Peter Capaldi when she takes on the role starting with 2017’s Christmas special.

The news comes on the heels of the recent firestorm faced by the BBC after its top stars’ salaries were released and it was revealed that the highest-paid female celebrity, Claudia Winkleman, makes less than a quarter of the highest-paid male star, “Top Gear’s” Chris Evans, each year. In addition, only one-third of stars making over $194,000 (£150,000) per year are female.

Hall added that he was very pleased with the appointment of a female Time Lord.

“And I do think it is time for [the] 13th Time Lord to be a »


- Erin Nyren

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Michael Shannon Joins David O. Russell’s Drama Series at Amazon (Exclusive)

5 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Michael Shannon is set to join Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore in Amazon and Weinstein Co.’s new untitled drama series from David O. Russell.

The highly anticipated series landed with Amazon and the Weinstein Co. last fall after a competitive bidding war for the project, which has De Niro and Moore starring and Russell writing and directing.

Amazon has committed to two eight-episode seasons of the series, which will be produced by Russell, Alexandra Milchan, and Scott Lambert, who developed the project with Russell. Harvey Weinstein, David Glasser and Annapurna’s Megan Ellison are executive producers.

The project is being described as a mafia crime series; details beyond that, however, are vague. The details of Shannon’s role are also currently unknown.

Production is expected to start later this year in New York.

The casting marks Shannon’s return to television after playing federal agent-turned-Al Capone soldier George Mueller on the HBO mob drama “Boardwalk Empire »


- Justin Kroll

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New Flash Season 4 To Bring Back Dangerous Peek-a-Boo Teleporter, New Details

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According to a recent report from Cinemablend, The Flash season 4 crew has gone and rehired actress Britne Oldford to come back and reprise her role as villain Shawna "Peek-a-Boo" Baez (above)! It’s believed that she will once again cause some major problems for Team Flash. The last time we saw her in action was way back in the 12th episode of the very first season which was labeled, “Crazy For You." Barry aka The Flash was eventually able to put her madness to an end by taking out all the lights in the city which halted her teleportation abilities. From there, she was imprisoned within the power-muting pipeline with all the other villains. However, in episode 22 of that same season, it was revealed that Peek-a-Boo was set free after characters Leonard Snart and Lisa Snart attacked the truck that was hauling the meta-villains away from S.T.A.R. »


- Andre Braddox

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‘The Originals’ to Conclude After 5 Seasons on The CW

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The CW’s “The Originals” will come to an end after five seasons, showrunner Julie Plec announced on Twitter on Thursday. “It’s both a gift and a burden to be able to control the ending of a series,” Plec wrote. “Many shows are not lucky enough to have a hand in deciding when the end has come. Being able to celebrate the completion of ‘The Vampire Diairies’ was a joyful and deeply emotional ride, a luxury gifted by Mark Pedowitz at The CW and Peter Roth at Wbtv, who, as TV fans themselves, know what it means when a fan is. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Ryan Seacrest to Host ABC’s ‘American Idol’

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Seacrest, In.

Ryan Seacrest will reprise his role as “American Idol” host on the upcoming ABC revival, Kelly Ripa revealed Thursday morning on the duo’s syndicated daytime talker, “Live.” Seacrest will stay aboard their daily Disney-abc production in New York City, where they built the guy his own radio studio just to continue broadcasting “On Air With Ryan Seacrest.”

The busiest man in show-business has hosted “Idol” since its 2002 inception on Fox. Back in Season 1, the radio personality split the duties with stand-up comedian Brian Dunkleman.

The nationwide search for the next American. »


- Tony Maglio

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Jason Bateman Says Arrested Development Season 5 Will Revolve Around a Huge Mistake, Specifically Murder

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First, there was “Who shot J.R.?” Then, there was “Who killed Laura Palmer?” And now, we’re apparently getting “What happened to Lucille Two?” According to Jason Bateman, who knows a thing or two about serious dramas now, the fifth season of Arrested Development will center on a murder mystery, specifically the death of Liza Minnelli’s Lucille Austero. »


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‘Legion’ Season 2: Noah Hawley Reveals a New Villain, More Episodes, and Teases Professor X

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Legion” fans showed up in droves for FX’s Comic-Con panel Thursday evening, and even though production on Season 2 has yet to begin, the audience was treated to a number of new details.

First and foremost, the second season has received an expanded episode order from FX. Season 1 consisted of eight episodes, but the follow-up will feature 10. John Solberg, the network’s executive vice-president of communications, also announced production is slated to begin in early 2018.

Joining the existing cast will be a new face playing an existing villain. Said Taghmaoi (“Wonder Woman,” “Three Kings”) will play the Shadow King, also known as Amahl Farouk. Able to possess human bodies, the Shadow King is a being made of pure psychic energy which feasts on the hatred within humans. He (or it?) has already possessed Aubrey Plaza’s Lenny and Jemaine Clement’s Oliver, but now the three of them will form »


- Ben Travers

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A Tribute to 80s Movie Great Dean Cameron

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If you don’t remember Dean Cameron then it’s likely you didn’t watch a lot of movies from the 1980’s to early 90’s. He’s had a very full career since then, but his greatest stuff in the eyes of his fans came when he was playing roles that were so out of control and campy that  they were really only considered cool in their own time period. A few roles however have withstood the test of time and gone on to be remembered. As of now he’s still an actor and a writer, so he’s kept busy thankfully. In his youth

A Tribute to 80s Movie Great Dean Cameron »

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Nashville Recap: The Exes Factor

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Need to catch up? Check out the previous Nashville recap here.

The thing that many of us thought might happen to Scarlett and Gunnar after last week’s Nashville actually does happen in this week’s Nashville, and it’s heartbreaking. If you read these recaps with any regularity, you know that I’m far more likely to make a hemp-choker joke about Scarlett than to sympathize with her flights of emotional fancy. After all, how many public crying fits can a grown woman have before people stop taking her seriously? Yet when Deacon’s niece suffers a miscarriage in “You Can’t Lose Me, »


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Inhumans Teases a Larger Marvel Universe Connection

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Marvel's biggest TV series ever needs a big debut. And what better venue than San Diego Comic-Con to show off Inhumans, which will debut its first two episodes on September 1 in IMAX, before heading to ABC for the rest of the run? No better venue, that's what venue.

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- Alexander Zalben

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‘Stargate’ Being Revived With New Digital Series ‘Stargate Origins’

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A new “Stargate” series is being cooked up — one that will anchor a new streaming service devoted to the sci-fi franchise.

The 10-episode series “Stargate Origins” will tell the story of Catherine Langford, a character who occasionally appeared in previous “Stargate” TV shows. The show will be available via MGM’s new streaming service, titled Stargate Command, which will be available this fall.

Mark Ilvedson and Justin Michael Terry will write “Stargate Origins,” which will revolve around Langford, daughter of archaeologist Paul Langford, who discovered the ancient, round Stargate. Crews of explorers later used that Stargate to explore dozens of worlds in many galaxies. These teams faced down numerous foes, including the wily and tenacious Goa’uld and the destructive Replicators. In the show, Catherine will go on an adventure in order to save the Earth from terrifying darkness. The online series will be directed by Mercedes Bryce Morgan

“We’ve been eager to revisit the ‘Stargate »


- Maureen Ryan

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‘Stargate Origins’: New Prequel Series with Female Director and Lead Goes Back to Where It All Began – Watch

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At Comic-Con on Thursday evening, MGM announced a new “Stargate” TV series, one heading straight online.

Stargate Origins,” a new 10-episode series continuing the story of Roland Emmerich’s 1994 film “Stargate,” is set to premiere on a brand-new dedicated platform. “Stargate Command” will serve as the exclusive streaming home for “Origins,” in addition to hosting content from previous series.

All 10 episodes of “Origins” will be directed by Mercedes Bryce Morgan and will follow the adventures of young Catherine Langford, a character from both the film and TV versions of “Stargate.” MGM’s official statement explains that the new series “will explore a brand new chapter in Catherine Langford’s early history surrounding the extraordinary portal. Young Catherine embarks on an unexpected adventure to unlock the mystery of what lies beyond the Stargate in order to save Earth from unimaginable darkness.”

Here’s a teaser trailer for “Stargate: Origins”: »


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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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Stargate Origins Series to Launch New MGM Digital Platform — Watch Teaser

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MGM will explore Stargate Origins, as a means of launching its dedicated digital platform and fan experience, called Stargate Command.

MGM’s first premium digital series will follow a young Catherine Langford (played on Sg-1 by Elizabeth Hoffman, pictured) as she embarks on an unexpected adventure to unlock the mystery of what lies beyond the Stargate in order to save Earth from unimaginable darkness. This 10-episode event series, produced by MGM’s Digital Group and entertainment studio New Form, will be directed by Mercedes Bryce Morgan and written by Mark Ilvedson and Justin Michael Terry.

Casting for the live-action series is underway, »


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The Best Uses of “Whoomp There it Is” in Movies

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Whoomp there it is was one of the absolute favorite songs of cheerleaders and jocks alike because it had a power all its own that made you move and got the adrenaline pumping in such a way that you just wanted to stay active for the entire track. Tag Team was featured in so many films and TV shows that eventually the song did wear a little thin but not so much that it was hated for any period of time. Every now and then it comes back and it’s welcomed with open arms to those that hear it. Here

The Best Uses of “Whoomp There it Is” in Movies »

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Legion Season 2 Will Be Bigger, and a Wonder Woman Star Will Play Shadow King

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Legion managed to launch a huge story with an even huger following with only 8 episodes, but expect to see a little more of Legion (Dan Stevens), Lenny (Aubrey Plaza) Sydney (Rachel Keller) and all their cohorts in Season 2.

Legion's second season order has been upped to 10 episodes, meaning fans can

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Legion Adds Wonder Woman Actor to Play Season 2's Big Bad

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Legion‘s main villain will have a new face in Season 2. (But can he dance like Aubrey Plaza, we wonder?)

The FX superhero drama has added Saïd Taghmaoui (Wonder Woman) to next season’s cast, and in a key role: He’ll play Amahl Farouk, aka the Shadow King, the malevolent parasite that took control of David’s brain in Season 1. The casting news was announced at Legion‘s Comic-Con panel on Thursday.

Videos Legion Cast Drops Season 2 Hints, Confesses to Major Plot Confusion

Farouk appeared in the form of Plaza’s character Lenny last season, but now he will »


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