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TV News Roundup: Mark Consuelos Cast in ‘Riverdale’ Season 2 as Veronica’s Father

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

In today’s roundup, Mark Consuelos has been cast as Veronica Lodge’s father in Season 2 of “Riverdale,” while Samantha Bee’s “Not the White House Correspondents Dinner” will stream on Twitter.

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Mark Consuelos may be joining the the CW’s “Riverdale” cast for the show’s second season as Hiram Lodge, according to TV Line. Lodge, Veronica Lodge’s heretofore-unseen father, has been stuck in jail throughout the first season due to an embezzlement charge. Per the show’s official description, Lodge is described as a “a ruthless, handsome, charismatic businessman who is coming back to Riverdale after weathering a financial scandal that almost destroyed him. He is there to reconnect with his wife Hermione and, especially, his daughter Veronica, who is the apple of his eye.” Consuelos’ appearance in the show, however, is dependent on whether or not Fox’s baseball drama “Pitch,” on which Consuelos co-stars, is »


- Erin Nyren

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‘Into the Badlands’ Renewed for Season 3

20 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

AMC has ordered a third season of its martial arts drama “Into the Badlands.” Sixteen episdoes will air in 2018. “‘Into the Badlands’ looks like nothing else on television, a literal high-wire act attracting passionate and dedicated fans by the millions,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, in a statement. “Thanks to series creators and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, the terrific cast, led by Daniel Wu, the amazing martial arts team guided by the incomparable Master Dee Dee and fight directors Stephen Fung and Andy Cheng, and everyone else involved who brings this thrill ride. »


- Linda Ge

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Nickelodeon Renews ‘Hunter Street’ For Season 2

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Nickelodeon's adventure-comedy series Hunter Street has been officially renewed for a 20-episode Season 2. The show stars Stony Blyden, Mae Mae Renfrow, Kyra Smith, Thomas Jansen, and Daan Creyghton, as five foster children in Amsterdam who attempt to find out what happened to their disappearing foster parents, Erik (Ronald Top) and Kate Hunter (Tooske Ragas). In order to crack the case, the siblings set out on a quest for clues, leading them on an epic and suspenseful… »


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‘Powerless’ Pulled From NBC Schedule as DC Comedy Nears Cancellation

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

It’s the end of the road for “Powerless” — well, almost the end of the road.

NBC has pulled the DC Comics comedy from the network’s schedule and has not yet determined where or when the final three episodes of the season will air, Variety has confirmed. While NBC is not deeming the series is officially cancelled, the writing is on the wall.

“Powerless” being yanked off air comes as network executives are determining which of their bubble shows will be cancelled or renewed for the 2017-2018 season.

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Greg Berlanti’s ‘Titans’ to Launch on DC Digital Platform

21 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The live-action “Teen Titans” adaptation “Titans” is back on, this time with the backing of superhero super-producer Greg Berlanti. “Titans” will launch on a DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service in 2018, along with animated series “Young Justice: Outsiders,” the third season of the popular “Young Justice” series. “Titans” follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. “Titans” is a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and. »


- Linda Ge

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‘Bachelor’ Star Chris Soules Arrested for Leaving Scene of Deadly Car Crash

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

The Bachelor” alum Chris Soules was arrested early Tuesday morning in Iowa following a deadly car crash, Variety has confirmed.

According to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, Soules, who starred on Season 19 of the hit ABC reality series, was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident — a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Soules, 35, was not charged with driving under the influence, although TMZ obtained court documents that indicate he was in possession of alcoholic beverage containers at the time of the collision.

Soules reportedly rear-ended a tractor with his pickup truck near Aurora in Buchanan County on Monday night around 8:20 p.m. According to local outlet Kwwl, both vehicles, going southbound at the time of the crash, ended up in roadside ditches. Soules allegedly fled the scene on foot, leaving his truck behind. The person driving the tractor was rushed to the hospital, where »


- Maane Khatchatourian

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Disney Channel’s ‘Descendants 2’ Gets Mega-Premiere Across Five Networks

25 April 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Descendants 2” — the sequel to the hit Disney Channel Original Movie “Descendants” — is getting a massive boost for its summer premiere with a simultaneous debut across five different networks in Disney/ABC Television Group, including a primetime broadcast slot.

Descendants 2” will premiere on the Disney Channel, Disney Xd, Freeform, Lifetime and ABC on Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. The TV movie will also be available on-demand and on those five networks’ digital platforms.

The announcement was made by Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group, who said, “‘Descendants’ fans asked for more, and we’ve answered their call, with more ways to watch and more ways to engage with the next chapter in their favorite TV movie,” said Sherwood. “We’re combining the magic of Disney Channel content with the power and reach of our linear networks and digital platforms to ensure we’re everywhere our fans are all at the »


- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Ratings: Fox’s ‘APB’ Ticks Up in Season Finale

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It was another Monday primetime split: NBC topped the key 18-49 demographic with “The Voice,” while ABC finished first among total viewers thanks to “Dancing With the Stars.” Ho-hum.

Elsewhere, the season finale Fox’s “APB” ticked up from last week in the main demo, and the broadcaster tied CBS’ prime average by that important Nielsen metric.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 7.7 million, according to preliminary numbers.

Also Read: 'Fargo' Season 3 Premiere Breaks Into 3 Million Viewers' Homes ABC was second in ratings. »


- Tony Maglio

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‘The Detour’ Renewed for Season 3 at TBS

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TBS has renewed the Jason Jones-led comedy series “The Detour” for Season 3, the network announced Tuesday.

Created, written and executive-produced by Jones and Samantha Bee, the series also stars Natalie Zea, Ashley Gerasimovich, Liam Carroll and Daniella Pineda. Season 2 will end tonight with two back-to-back episodes.

“I hear from so many people who love ‘The Detour,’ even my hardcore comedy friends,” said Thom Hinkle, senior vice president of original programming for TBS. “Season Two has been so smart, hilarious and wrong. And from the early nuggets I’ve gotten from Jason and Sam, Season Three is going to be even more effed up.”

The series centers on a family of four led by Nate (Jones) and his wife, Robin (Zea). At the opening of the second season, Nate pursues a job opportunity and moves the family to New York City for a fresh start. Everyone is excited except for Robin, whose »


- Joe Otterson

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Espn Expects to Part with 100 Sports Journalists in Content Strategy Shift

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Espn expects to part ways with 100 of its sports journalists  as the Walt Disney sports media juggernaut places more focus on its rejiggered “SportsCenter” lineup as well as digital  content associated with that program.

A person familiar with the situation said those employees will come from the ranks of on-air talent as well as people devoted to producing reports for its print and online outlets. Already, Paul Kuharsky, a nine-year Espn veteran who has covered the Tennessee Titans and southeastern NFL teams, indicated via Twitter that he did not expect his current contract to be renewed when it expires in July.

“Our content strategy – primarily illustrated in recent months by melding distinct, personality-driven SportsCenter TV editions and digital-only efforts with our biggest sub-brand – still needs to go further, faster…and as always, must be efficient and nimble,” said Espn President John Skipper in a memo sent to employees. “Dynamic change demands an increased focus on versatility and »


- Brian Steinberg

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The Social Network Gets the Honest Trailer Treatment

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When you look back on the movie The Social Network it’s hard to think that Mark Zuckerberg was much like the character that Jesse Eisenberg played.  There was an arrogance as well as elitist tone he used throughout the movie.  Don’t get me wrong, it made for an excellent piece of cinema and to this day remains one of my favorite “biopic” type films.  It’s just that seeing Zuckerberg now and the way he runs his company it’s hard for me to believe he was that much of a vindictive type of guy back then. Plus the entire movie is

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- Nat Berman

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Espn To Lay Off About 100 Employees Including On-Air Personalities And Writers

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Espn confirmed that there’ll be a new round of layoffs today that one source says could hit about 100 of the company’s roughly 1,000 public facing on-air announcers and dot-com writers. No one has been identified yet. These disclosures likely will trickle out once the people affected are told. “A necessary component of managing change involves constantly evaluating how we best utilize all of our resources, and that sometimes involves difficult decisions,” Espn President Jo… »

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Handmaid's Tale Premiere Recap: It's a Man's, Man's, Commander's World

57 minutes ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

See Offred.

Offred, and all the women of Hulu’s excellent adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, are royally — and often literally — screwed.

See Offred resist. Resist, Offred, resist!

The new drama, based on Margaret Atwood’s chilling novel, introduces its protagonist and starts to explain out how she went from working wife and mom in a world resembling ours to downtrodden sex slave in a society run by a totalitarian patriarchy. (Spoiler alert: The transformation is quick and chilling.)

But even though life is bleak for Offred and her sistren, there’s a spark of revolution glowing under those white winged veils. »


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Dad Turns Toy Kid Cars Into Something Straight Out Of Mad Max

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I feel like it might be a little early in the year to declare a “father of the year” winner but this guy’s certainly got my vote so far.  When you think about kids toys, do they really have to be so “kid like?”  The honest answer is “not at all.”  Think about it.  A child is a child.  If you really wanted to, as a parent you could shift their attention to basically whatever you wanted.   You might think you have to play children’s music all the time but what if from day one your baby was listening to

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- Nat Berman

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King Joffrey With A Pug Gets The Necessary Photoshop Battle Treatment

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While I don’t completely feel bad for Jack Gleeson because let’s face it, the kid gets to be on Game of Thrones, there’s a part of me that does have some sympathy for him because he’s always associated with King Joffrey.  I like him to Tom Felton who will never, ever get out of the shadow of being Draco Malfoy.   So here we see Gleeson with a perfectly harmless and nice picture of him with a pug.  But of course as soon as it gets out you know that all the internet sharks are going to have a field day

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- Nat Berman

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Glee Grad Lea Michele Reveals Her Least Favorite Performance — Watch

1 hour ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“Gangnam Style” was not the worst of Glee‘s looks during its six-year run.

RelatedLea Michele to Star in ABC’s Mayoral Comedy Pilot — R.I.P. Scream Queens?

Scream Queens survivor Lea Michele appeared on Tuesday’s edition of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, where she revealed to host Andy Cohen that her pick for the worst song ever performed on the Fox comedy came during Season 5, when she and her fellow castmates recreated a certain Internet sensation involving — shudder — puppets.

“That was definitely my least favorite song that we ever did,” Michele said to Cohen when »


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21 Interesting Facts About Band of Brothers

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It’s hard to believe that Band of Brothers originally aired in 2001.  It’s even harder to believe that it lasted only 1 season.  Granted it was only intended to last one season but I can guarantee you than in today’s day and age audiences would demand and cause major havoc if the show only lasted one season.  But I love the fact it was a miniseries because now it gets to be “legend” status.  It will always remain one of the best series to ever air on HBO. The series tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the

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- Nat Berman

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‘Wolf Hall’ Producer Playground Enters ‘The Spider Network’

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

Production company Playground, founded by former HBO Films president Colin Callender, has optioned rights to narrative nonfiction book “The Spider Network” by award-winning Wall Street Journal writer David Enrich.

Playground produces for film, television and stage but has yet to announce what formats would be developed for “The Spider Network,” an expose of the interest-rate-fixing scandal that rocked London and other global financial centers. Playground produced both the TV and theater adaptations of “Wolf Hall” and helped produce smash hit “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” which recently won a record nine Olivier Awards in Britain.

The company will develop “The Spider Network” from its New York offices under the stewardship of senior vice president of development and production Scott Huff and director of development and production Elyse Dolbec.

Author Enrich is currently financial enterprise editor at The Wall Street Journal. Subtitled “The Wild Story of a Math Genius, a Gang of Backstabbing Bankers and One of »


- Robert Mitchell

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A Gold Darth Vader Helmet That Will Cost You $1.4 Million

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With all of the hype surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the collector’s world has begin to heat up again.  And this time serious collectors will have a chance to put their money where their mouths are.   This is not a collector’s item for everyone as it’s going to take seven figures to have one of these in your home.  It doesn’t get any more dedicated than owning a solid gold Darth Vader helmet to display I have no idea where in your home but this thing’s pretty awesome. According to Dengeki Hobby, the one-of-a-kind 24-karat Vader helmet weighs 33

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- Nat Berman

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Young and the Restless Spoilers: Is Chloe Still Lying?

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Young and the Restless fans are happy that there is news Kevin is the father of Bella, but many are still unsure this news is real. And many are upset that it worked out this way as it’s been indicated for so long it was a different situation. Either way, what’s done is done and fans can’t change the outcome. Don’t worry, though, things will probably turn around at some point. It’s not like Chloe is the most honest person that ever lived, and it’s not like she hasn’t told her fair share of lies about things in her life

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