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Kerry Washington High School Drama Series Goes to Facebook’s Watch

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Kerry Washington’s “Five Points” is heading to Watch, Facebook’s new show platform. The 10-episode drama series from creator Adam Giaudrone (“Being Mary Jane”) centers on five students at a South Side Chicago high school who each share a different perspective on a life-changing incident. Indigenous Media and Washington’s Simpson Street are behind the project. Executive producers include Washington, Jon Avnet (“Black Swan”), Rodrigo Garcia (“In Treatment”), Jake Avnet and Simpson Street’s Pilar Savone. Thomas Carter (“Save the Last Dance”) directs and executive produces the series that starts production this week. Giaudrone writes and executive produces, while »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Comedy Central Greenlights Two New Shows

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Two new shows are coming to Comedy Central from former head writers of Saturday Night Live and Glow actor. These shows will surely bring more fun to the number one comedy network in the country. Both of these shows are half-hour programs that are likely to premiere by next year. Comedy Central has ordered the scripted series The Other Two from Broadway Video. It is created by former SNL co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. Lorne Michaels will serve as one of the executive producers. The show stars Drew Tarver (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) as a 29-year-old aspiring actor wondering

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- Michael Baculinao

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Riz Ahmed in talks to bring modern-day Hamlet to Netflix

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Riz Ahmed has had a stellar year, with breakout roles in HBO’s The Night Of, being part of the cast of Rogue One, and winning an Emmy for his work on the former, making him the first actor of South Asian descent to do so. The actor is riding high and is using some of that well-earned clout to tackle his dream project, which involves playing the lead in one of William Shakespeare’s greatest »


- Matt Rooney

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‘Trailer Park Boys’ Actor John Dunsworth Has Died at the Age of 71

16 October 2017 3:16 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Actor John F. Dunsworth, best known for his portrayal of Jim Lahey in the comedy series Trailer Park Boys, has died at the age of 71. The news was confirmed by Dunsworth’s daughter Sarah in an email.

“John left this world peacefully after […] »


- Aynslee Darmon

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Report: Game of Thrones' Final Season Adds Into the Badlands Actor

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When Game of Thrones fulfills Cersei’s request for an army in Season 8, it’ll be led by face familiar to Into the Badlands fans, a new report suggests.

The eagle-eyed Thrones devotees at Watchers on the Wall recently flagged a theatrical agency’s announcement that Marc Rissmann has been cast as Harry Strickland in the HBO drama’s upcoming eighth and final season. (HBO declined to comment on the casting, and the announcement has since been removed.)

In the George R.R. Martin novels on which the TV series is based, Harry Strickland is the leader of the Golden Company, »


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The Top Five Uses of Wang Chung’s “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” in Movies or TV

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This is one of those songs that you either hate or love. It’s also one of the most memorable of Wang Chun, having been released in the mid to late 80’s when it was picked up in nightclubs and all across America for various purposes. It’s also been used in TV and movies throughout the years simply for nostalgic reasons and because people tend to enjoy the memory of being young and dancing to the song. There seems to be a big upswing for those songs created and released decades before now as the music industry seems to be bringing

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- Wake

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Roseanne: First Photos From Set of ABC Revival — Who's Missing?

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“Whereeeeeee’s Johnny?” are among the handful of words that come to mind upon glimpsing the first photos from the set of ABC’s forthcoming Roseanne revival.

The network on Tuesday released a pair of images (see below) from the comedy’s inaugural table read, and the gang is mostly all there… with the exception of co-star Johnny Galecki (David), whose participation in the eight-episode continuation remains up in the air due to his commitment to The Big Bang Theory. Last month, Galecki’s Roseanne wife Sara Gilbert, who serves as an Ep on the revival, told TVLine, “We are »


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Artist Carves Pumpkins As Pop Culture Characters For Halloween

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Alex Wer is a genius when it comes to carving pumpkins, and there’s honestly no other way to say it. Hailing from California this gourd-loving artist actually carves pumpkins for people that want to enjoy his work and put it on display in or outside their homes. It’s not a bad idea but it’s definitely a seasonal gig. What I would like to know though, and couldn’t find on his Facebook page, is how he gets all that detail and what he does to make the light shine through the carvings in such an awesome manner. Here’s a bunch of

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- Wake

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Bull: Brad Garrett Previews "Duking it Out" with Jason Bull

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Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly) undergoes a role reversal in Tuesday's Bull when he finds himself the defendant in a case.

When the genius trial expert is counseling a famous actress about her international adoption woes, Bull's advice to his client backfires, leading to a very serious custody

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- Keisha Hatchett

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Brave Wilderness & Coyote Peterson Ink With Brillstein

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Exclusive: Hollywood is taking a big bite of Brave Wilderness, with Brillstein Entertainment Partners inking a management deal with red-hot YouTube wildlife channel and its star Coyote Peterson. Brave Wilderness, formed by Peterson and business partner Mark Laivins, is behind such shows as Breaking Trail, which won an Emmy in 2015; Beyond The Tide; Dragon Tails; Coyote’s Backyard; and On Location. The shows have amassed more than 1.3 billion views and 8.3 million… »

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ABC Developing Small-Town Serial Killer Comedy Produced By Jack Black

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ABC has put in development Boring, Or, a single-camera ensemble comedy from Jack Black’s Electric Dynamite and ABC Studios. Written by Upright Citizen Brigade’s Stephen Soroka, Borning, Or is about a small town with a serial killer on the loose. It follows Jonna, a police officer who is determined to stop the killings while the rest of the townspeople remain dead set on not letting it affect their day-to-day lives. At its heart, Boring, Or asks the question, "If I'm Ok… »

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Why It’s Time for a Rugrats Reboot on Nickelodeon

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Is it time for a reboot of the cartoon Rugrats that used to appear on Nickelodeon? Many people would eagerly shake their heads with an enthusiastic yes. The truth is, Rugrats was an immensely popular cartoon back in the day and for many people, it still represents a sense of safety and security, not to mention helping to entertain its audience. For all of these reasons, it deserves another chance. After all, it had a good run the first time around. It was a successful show and its ratings were decent. Right now it seems like everybody from cartoons to

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- Nat Berman

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Political ‘Groundhog Day’: Court Blocks Travel Ban 3.0, White House Outraged, Doj Will Appeal

1 hour ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

“Is this going to keep going,” CNN’s Jake Tapper asked wearily after a federal judge ruled to block President Donald Trump’s latest stab at a travel ban  – Travel Ban 3.0, TV news outlets have taken to calling it, to distinguish from Trump’s first and second stabs at a travel ban. Following script closely, the White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders quickly issued its latest statement, saying “Today’s dangerously flawed district court order undercuts the… »

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Amazon Studios Boss Roy Price Exits Following Harassment Allegations; What’s Next for the Streaming Service

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Roy Price has resigned as head of Amazon Studios, just days after being placed on “indefinite leave” by the company. Price’s exit followed allegations made by producer Isa Hackett, who revealed to reporter Kim Masters that the exec made sexual remarks to her in July 2015 at San Diego Comic-Con.

Hackett, the daughter of author Philip K. Dick, runs Electric Shepherd Prods. and is a producer on the Amazon series “The Man in the High Castle,” as well as another upcoming series for the streaming service, “Electric Dreams.” Among the things that Price said to Hackett, in propositioning her, was “you will love my dick.”

Read More:Harvey Weinstein Fallout at Amazon Studios: Roy Price Faces Sexual Harassment Allegations, Placed on Leave of Absence

Price was suspended on Oct. 12. Since then, his fiancée, TV writer-playwright Lila Feinberg, also called off their wedding.

The allegations against Price were first posted »


- Michael Schneider

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The Top Uses of Irene Cara’s Song “What a Feeling” in Movies or TV

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So before you get too bent out of shape asking where her other songs are and why they’re not represented the reason I chose this selection is pretty simple. This is the song that made Irene Cara a big hit. She’s recorded many other songs but this is the one that gained her the notoriety and the fame that many stars have wanted ever since they started reaching for their dreams. It’s the song that’s been been remembered throughout the years and the song that people tend to think of when they bring her to mind. She’s been a musician,

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- Wake

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TVLine Items: Malcolm McDowell Visits Med, NBC's Trolls Holiday and More

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Malcolm McDowell is checking into Chicago Med.

The veteran film and TV actor will guest-star on Season 3 of the NBC drama as Dr. Jaffrey, a world-renowned heart surgeon who is the mentor of Dr. Rhodes’ new rival, Dr. Bekkar (Norma Kuhling), per The Hollywood Reporter.

PhotosFirst Look: Chicago Med Season 3 Poster

McDowell’s TV credits include Mozart in the Jungle, Franklin & Bash, The Mentalist and Community.

Chicago Med returns Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 10/9c on NBC.

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* NBC will air the half-hour animated musical special DreamWorks Trolls Holiday on Friday, Nov. 24 at 8:30 pm. »


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Roy Price Resigns From Amazon Studios

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Days after he was suspended indefinitely, Amazon Studios head Roy Price has resigned from the streaming company he’d started. This marks the end of a chapter for Amazon and swift fall from grace for Price, who’d come up with the business plan for an Amazon entertainment division, launched the unit and ran it from Day 1. The resignation was fully expected. As we reported last week, it was considered virtually impossible for Price to be accepted as an Amazon chief going… »

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John McCain To CNN: Donald Trump’s “Spurious Nationalism” Taking Us Down Path That Led U.S. To World War II

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President Donald Trump is taking the country down the same path that led to U.S. entry into World War II, Sen. John McCain warned today, spelling it out for reporters who appeared not to get the message he delivered Monday night in Philadelphia. On Monday, McCain blasted isolationism, declaring “unpatriotic” those calls to abandon the country’s role as international leader. “To fear the world we organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we… »

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TV Producer Vanessa Piazza Inks eOne Deal

2 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Vanessa Piazza, whose credits include executive producing the Syfy series Lost Girl and Dark Matter, has inked deal with Entertainment One via her new production company Piazza Entertainment. The deal encompasses Piazza's TV projects, on which eOne will serve as the studio and control worldwide rights. The Canada-born Piazza developed and executive produced Lost Girl and served as executive producer of Season 1 and Season 2 of Dark Matter, the latter which lasted three… »

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WGA East Blasts ITV America For Refusing To Negotiate “Union Security”

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The WGA East is accusing ITV America of employing the tactics of right-wing union-busters in the union’s ongoing attempts to get the company to negotiate a fair contract for writers/producers employed on reality TV shows such as Pawn Stars, Counting Cars and Tiny House Nation. The guild says that the main roadblock to a deal is the company’s refusal to negotiate a contract that includes a “union security” clause that requires every member of the bargaining union to become… »

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