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Sara Blaedel’s Louise Rick Crime Novels In Works As TV Series At Bron Studios

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Bron Studios’ TV group has acquired rights to Danish author Sara Blaedel's bestselling crime fiction book series centered on police detective Louise Rick. The plan is to adapt the novels as a TV series, with the first published Rick book The Forgotten Girls to serve as the backdrop for Season 1. The plot of that 2015 book from Grand Central Publishing kicks off when fresh corpse of an unidentified woman with a large scar on her face is discovered in the woods. Rick, the… »

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LisaGay Hamilton Joins Beau Willimon’s ‘The First’

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LisaGay Hamilton has joined the cast of Beau Willimon’s new series The First, the straight-to-series drama starring Sean Penn and Natascha McElhone that is set to premiere next year on Hulu and Channel 4 in the UK. Written by Netflix’s House of Cards creator Willimon, The First follows the first human mission to Mars, exploring the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization. The story focuses not only on the astronauts, but also on their… »

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‘Salvation’ Summer Drama Series Renewed For Season 2 By CBS

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CBS has given a 13-episode second-season pickup to suspense thriller Salvation to air in summer 2018. There is no decision yet on CBS’ other summer drama series, Zoo. Salvation, which had a decent freshman performance by summer ratings standards and is owned by CBS, centers on Liam Cole, an MIT grad student, and Darius Tanz, a tech superstar, who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows a staggering discovery – that an asteroid is just months away from colliding with Earth… »

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Mark Ruffalo To Star In HBO Limited Drama Series In Works From Derek Cianfrance Based On Wally Lamb Book

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Exclusive: HBO has had success with limited drama series with big-name feature actors attached from the get-go, like True Detective, which the network bought with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson on board, and more recently Big Little Liars, shepherded by and starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, which swept the Emmys this year. As a follow-up, the premium cable network is developing I Know This Much Is True, an eight-episode limited drama series starring… »

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Marsha Thomason Scrubs In For ‘The Good Doctor’; Bahram Khosraviani Joins ‘The Brave’

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White Collar alum Marsha Thomason has been cast in a a guest-starring role on ABC's new drama series The Good Doctor, the Freddie Highmore-starrer that recently received a full-season pickup. She is set to play Isabel Barnes, the wife of Marcus Barnes (Hill Harper), the head of surgery at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. Thomason, who played Diana Barrigan on USA Network’s White Collar, has TV credits including NCIS: Los Angeles and Lost. She is repped by Domain and… »

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Chelsea Handler’s Netflix Talk Show To End After 2 Seasons; Comedian Sets Documentary

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Chelsea Handler just announced on Facebook that she will not be returning for another season of Chelsea, her weekly Netflix talk show. Handler said she is planning to focus on activism, write a book and partner with Netflix on an original documentary that highlights her perspective on the current political climate. Chelsea marked Netflix’s foray into the comedy talk show arena. New half-hour episodes were released three times a week in Season 1 before Handler switched to… »

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NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ Towers Over Tuesday In Demo; ‘NCIS’ Takes Total Viewers For CBS

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A pretty standard night ratings-wise, with the only really noteworthy thing being the NBA season kicking off with a TNT doubleheader featuring games with the big-draw Cleveland Cavaliers and defending champ Golden State Warriors. That might lure some viewers away from the Big 4. NBC took the night with a 2.0 rating in the demo, and CBS led in total viewers with 10.7M, followed not closely by NBC's 8.3M. NBC dominated the Tuesday demo race among broadcasters with the Nos… »

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‘Tremors’: John Ellison Conlee Joins Syfy Reboot As Series Regular

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Exclusive: John Ellison Conlee has been added as a series regular to Syfy’s Tremors, the Kevin Bacon-starring sci-fi reboot ordered to pilot in June. Conlee (Lbj) will play Harlan Maylor, described as a character whose obsession with those pesky Graboid sandworms took a heavy personal toll. Based on Bacon’s 1990 film of the same name, Tremors picks up 25 years after the killer Graboid worms nearly destroyed the Nevada town of Perfection. Bacon plays Valentine McKee, who… »

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LeBron James & Cavs’ NBA Doubleheader Season Opener Soars Almost 100% Over 2016 – Update

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Update, 1:50 Pm: The final scores on the court last night saw ex-champs the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Houston Rockets win the doubleheader games of the NBA season opener but now we have the other score, so to speak. Winning the night on cable for TNT, the Cavs’ victory over the Boston Celtics and the Rockets triumph over current champs the Golden State Warriors snagged an average of 4.9 million viewers. Or to put in the true dunk context, that's a whooping 53% over the… »

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White House: No Recording Of Donald Trump’s Phone Call To Widow Of Soldier Killed In Isis Ambush

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The White House has no recording of President Donald Trump's phone call to the widow of a soldier killed in an Isis ambush in Niger earlier this month. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made that headline at today's briefing after her boss tweeted this morning "I have proof" Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson  “fabricated” her claim that Trump told the widow of La David Johnson "I'm sure he knew what he was signed up for, but when it happens, it… »

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Casey Affleck To Star In Alfonso Cuarón Horror Drama TV Series

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Exclusive: A drama series package featuring two Oscar winners, filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón and actor Casey Affleck, has hit the premium TV space. I hear the Anonymous Content project is being pitched to pay cable and streaming outlets, garnering interest from multiple networks. Details about the projects are being kept under wraps but I hear it is a horror genre series that tracks the origins of a cult. Cuarón is writing, directing and executive producing; Affleck is… »

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Responds To Donald Trump Outrage — Sort Of

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held a news conference today to discuss the ongoing controversy about player protests and, ostensibly, to respond to President Donald Trump’s latest angry tweet about them. But amid a number of repeated words and phrases like “dialogue,” “understanding” and “underlying issues,” he certainly didn’t clarify much — though he noted that it’s time “to make sure we get back to football.” He also never mentioned Potus by name, by office or by… »

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Los Angeles On-Location Filming Falls For Third Quarter In A Row

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Despite the state's annual $330 million tax incentives program, on-location filming in greater Los Angeles fell for a third consecutive quarter, dipping 3.5% to 9,455 shoot days in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the same period last year. On-location filming fell 4.7% in the second quarter and a whopping 36.3% in the first quarter. On-location production of feature films, commercials, and TV dramas were the quarter's few bright spots. Everything else was down… »

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Donald Trump Dares Dem Rep To Repeat Claim About His Call To Soldier’s Widow; She Obliges

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“I did not say what that congresswoman said. Didn't say it at all. She knows it, and she now is not saying it,” President Donald Trump said at a White House photo op today. Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson  on Tuesday night claimed Trump called the widow of a soldier killed in Niger as she was driving to the airport to receive his body, reducing her to tears and telling her, "I'm sure he knew what he was signed up for, but when it happens, it hurts anyway."… »

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Fox Buys Lil Rel Howrey Comedy Produced By Jerrod Carmichael & Mike Scully With Put Pilot Commitment

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Fox has given a put pilot commitment to a multi-camera comedy starring Lil Rel Howrey, from 20th Century Fox TV. It is the first project under the overall deal The Carmichael Show co-creator/star Jerrod Carmichael recently signed with 20th TV. Carmichael is executive producing alongside Mike Scully. Written/executive produced by Josh Rabinowitz & Kevin Barnett and Howrey, the untitled comedy centers on Lil Rel, a prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to… »

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Tegna CEO Dave Lougee: Local TV Is “The Belle Of The Ball” In An Ott World

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While it may not be the sexiest corner of the entertainment world, local TV has a good shot to remain a key part of the media mix, especially as stations consolidate, produce their own shows instead of shelling out for pricey syndicated fare and keep gaining traction on skinny bundles. Such was the argument, anyway, made during an hour-long panel discussion at Nab Show New York featuring four CEOs of major station groups: Dave Lougee of Tegna; Chris Ripley of Sinclair… »

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‘House Of Cards’ Production “Not Impacted” Amid Active Shooter Situation A Mile Away – Update

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Updated, 10:33 Am: Conflicting reports are emerging after a mass shooting near a House of Cards set outside Baltimore. Media Rights Capital and Netflix now say that production on their show was “not impacted” by the shooting that left three people dead and two wounded in a nearby business park. “We have been in touch with local authorities and are aware of a shooting situation that happened about a mile away from the House of Cards set,” they said in a statement… »

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‘The Chi’ Teaser Trailer: Showtime’s Hour Drama Sets Premiere Date

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Here’s a first look at Showtime’s upcoming hourlong drama series The Chi, created and executive produced by Lena Waithe (Master of None), and executive produced by Common (John Wick 2) and Elwood Reid (The Bridge). Showtime has set a January 7 premiere. Produced entirely in its namesake city, The Chi is a coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. The ensemble cast includes… »

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E!’s ‘Fashion Police’ To End With Last Hurrah Special On November 27

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E!’s long-running Fashion Police franchise will be taken off life support after one last hurrah on Monday, November 27. Ending its run after more than two decades, the Fashion Police: The Farewell special hosted by Melissa Rivers will include footage from a previously unseen episode featuring show co-creator and long-running host Joan Rivers. Helmed by Joan Rivers at its inception in 1995, Fashion Police covered every major award show and fashion event through the lens of… »

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‘Christmas Story Live!’: Jane Krakowski & Chris Diamantopoulos Join Fox Special

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Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Chris Diamantopoulos (Good Girls Revolt) are set to star opposite Maya Rudolph and newcomer Andy Walken in A Christmas Story Live!, Fox’s live staging of the classic tale slated for Sunday, December 17. Krakowski will play Miss Shields, the teacher of 9-year-old Ralphie Parker (Walken); and Diamantopoulos will portray Ralphie's dad alongside Rudolph, who plays his mom. Matthew Broderick is the narrator. A Chr… »

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