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"Nightflyers" Canceled at Syfy

"Nightflyers" will not fly again for Syfy.

The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has opted to cancel the expensive space drama based on the George R.R. Martin novella after one season. The cancellation arrives as one of its leads just booked a series regular role in a broadcast pilot.

Nightflyers was, without question, a big swing for Syfy. The series, based on Martin's 1980 novella and the 1987 film of the same name, followed eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of the solar system aboard The Nightflyer — a ship with a small ...
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‘Childrens Hospital’ Team Reunites at Netflix for Comedy Series ‘Medical Police’

‘Childrens Hospital’ Team Reunites at Netflix for Comedy Series ‘Medical Police’
The team behind the Adult Swim series “Childrens Hospital” has come back together at Netflix.

The streamer has ordered 10 thirty-minute episodes of a new scripted series called “Medical Police,” which is written and executive produced by Rob Corddry, Krister Johnson, Jonathan Stern, David Wain. In addition to his onscreen role, Corddry created “Childrens Hospital,” with Stern and Wain co-developing it for television with him. Johnson was a writer and co-executive producer on the series.

Childrens Hospital” stars Erinn Hayes and Rob Huebel will star in the new series, with fellow former “Childrens Hospital” cast members Malin Akerman, Lake Bell, Corddry,
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"Luke Cage" Alum Mike Colter Joins CBS Drama Pilot "Evil"

Mike Colter has been cast in a lead role in the CBS drama pilot “Evil” from Robert and Michelle King, Variety has learned.

Colter will play David DaCosta, a Catholic priest in training, tasked by the Church to assess unexplained phenomena to see if there is a supernatural or scientific explanation.

He joins previously announced cast member Katja Herbers.

Colter most recently starred in the Marvel-Netflix series “Luke Cage” as the titular hero. That show–along with all of the other Marvel shows on Netflix–was recently cancelled. His role in “Evil” reunites Colter with the Kings, with
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"Man in the High Castle" to End After Season 4

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Amazon’s alternate-history drama “Man in the High Castle” will end after its upcoming fourth season.

The final season was confirmed in an teaser, which you can watch above. It will stream this fall on Amazon Prime.

The series, based on Philip K. Dick’s book of the same, depicts a world where the Allied Powers lost World War II and Nazi Germany was able to spread its influence across the globe. In the series, the United States has been dissolved and split between German and Japanese control, with those two countries essentially taking the place of the Us and Soviet Union during the decades-long Cold War.

“It has been a great privilege to work alongside our extraordinary High Castle team, in partnership with David Zucker and Scott Free, to bring my father’s classic novel to life,
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Aaron Sorkin Says He Has ‘No Plans’ to Revive "The Newsroom"

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Aaron Sorkin Says He Has ‘No Plans’ to Revive
ACN is not coming back on the air, according to Aaron Sorkin.

The creator of HBO’s cable news drama “The Newsroom” said on Monday night that he has “no plans” to revive the series, a week after one of the show’s cast members, Olivia Munn, said she’s had conversations about bringing the series back. But Sorkin seemingly canceled those rumors on Monday’s “Late Late Show.”

“I wish the show was on the air now. I’d love to be writing it now. But there are other things coming up. I have no plans to return to any of that,” Sorkin told host James Corden.

Last week, Munn spoke with Entertainment Tonight about the possibility of a “Newsroom” revival.

“Tom Sadoski and myself, we’ve actually been having conversations with Sorkin about that,” she told Et.
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Jussie Smollett Cut From "Empire" Episodes As Attack Probe Continues

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Jussie Smollett Cut From
As the Chicago police investigation into what really happened to Jussie Smollett in the alleged assault last month intensifies its focus on the Empire actor, the Fox drama is cutting the performer out of the action.

Deadline has confirmed with well placed sources that Smollett’s scenes in episodes of the Lee Daniels and Danny Strong co-created series are being slashed for production on Empire this week.

While the show is back at work today in the Windy City after the long weekend, Smollett will be a rare presence on the set of the Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard led show.

The actor has also had an absent presence in Chicago PD request for another interview with him. As Smollett himself has become the subject of deeper inquiry into the supposed assault that occurred in the early hours of January 29, detectives want to know more about the actor’s
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"Arrested Development" Season 5’s Second Half Gets Premiere Date at Netflix

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Well, we just blue ourselves ’cause Netflix has finally set the premiere date for the backhalf of Season 5 of “Arrested Development.”

The Bluth family will return to the streaming service with the final eight episodes of the Mitch Hurwitz-created comedy’s fifth season on March 15, TheWrap has learned.

That’s quite a while after the first part of Season 5 debuted last May — but not nearly as long as fans waited between Seasons 4 and 5 and doesn’t come close to touching the amount of time fans twiddled their thumbs before for the show was revived with a fourth season on Netflix after ending its three-season run on Fox.

Entertainment Weekly first reported the news.

More to come…

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‘Friends From College’ Canceled on Netflix After Two Seasons

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‘Friends From College’ Canceled on Netflix After Two Seasons
Netflix has canceled “Friends From College” after two seasons. Co-creator Nicholas Stoller broke the news to fans Monday night on Twitter.

“Friends from College will not be returning for a third season,” Stoller said. “Thanks to everyone who watched it. Happy Presidents’ Day!”

Netflix soon issued its own statement confirming the news. “We’re grateful to creators Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco for creating a wise, funny and supremely relatable show,” the network said. “We also want to thank the hard-working crew, and we raise a glass to the amazingly talented cast including Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Savage, Cobie Smulders, Nat Faxon, Annie Parisse, Jae Suh Park and Billy Eichner.”

Created by Stoller and Delbanco and directed by Stoller, the dramedy centered on a group of Harvard pals played by Key,
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‘Stan & Ollie’ Producer to Make TV Series About Joan and Jackie Collins

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‘Stan & Ollie’ Producer to Make TV Series About Joan and Jackie Collins
The colorful lives of movie star Joan Collins and her bestselling novelist sister, Jackie, will be dramatized in a TV series. Sony-backed Fable Pictures, the British film and TV producer behind “Stan & Ollie,” will make the series, having secured the TV rights to the Collinses’ story.

The series, which has the working title “Joan & Jackie,” will trace the sisters’ journeys from postwar London to Hollywood stardom as Alexis Carrington in “Dynasty” and literary fame as the author of “Valley of the Dolls,” respectively. No broadcaster or platform is officially attached yet, but Sony Pictures Television will take the six-part show out internationally.

“I am delighted that such a prestigious team wants to tell our story, and I know my sister Jackie would be as excited as I am to be involved,” Joan Collins said.

Jackie died in 2015, but her daughters have given their approval to the series. “Our
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Colin Farrell To Star In See-Saw Films’ Arctic Whaling Drama ‘The North Water’ For BBC

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Colin Farrell To Star In See-Saw Films’ Arctic Whaling Drama ‘The North Water’ For BBC
Exclusive: Colin Farrell is to star in the BBC’s adaptation of The North Water. Deadline understands that the Minority Report star will front the series, written and directed by Lean on Pete and 45 YearsAndrew Haigh, and produced by Top of the Lake producer See-Saw Films.

Farrell plays Henry Drax in the drama, a harpooner and brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world, who will set sail on a whaling expedition to the Arctic with Patrick Sumner, a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as the ship’s doctor. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of redemption, his story becomes a harsh struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland.

Deadline understands that the BBC is in talks with a number of A-list actors for the role of
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‘Eighth Grade’s Jake Ryan Cast In Nasim Pedrad’s TBS Comedy Pilot ‘Chad’

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‘Eighth Grade’s Jake Ryan Cast In Nasim Pedrad’s TBS Comedy Pilot ‘Chad’
Eighth Grade standout Jake Ryan is set as a lead opposite Nasim Pedrad in TBS comedy pilot Chad.

Created and written by Pedrad, Chad is a single-camera Middle-Eastern family comedy that follows a 14-year-old Persian boy, played by Pedrad, during high school as he desperately tries to fit in, cope with his mother’s dating life, and reconcile his cultural identity.

Ryan will play Peter, Chad’s (Pedrad) best friend, a sweet nerd who has nothing to prove and is “unbothered that puberty is destroying him.” Peter has no particular angst about attending his first day at high school. He is content with not being popular and is ready to have a great time, unlike the neurotic Chad.

Pedrad is exec producing and co-showrunning with Hayes Davenport. 3 Arts’ Oly Obst and Rob Rosell also serve as executive producers.

In addition to his role as Gabe (aka ‘sauce boy’) in Bo Burnham
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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Westworld’ Among Costume Designers Guild Winners

‘Black Panther,’ ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Westworld’ Among Costume Designers Guild Winners
Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Favourite” and “Black Panther” walked away with top honors at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Tuesday night, the final industry guild show before the Oscars on Feb. 24.

The Favourite” and “Black Panther” are up for the Oscar this year, along with “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen of Scots.”

In the television categories, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” took the contemporary award, while Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and HBO’s “Westworld” won for period and sci-fi/fantasy, respectively. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” took the reality-competition prize.
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The Masked Singer: The Best and Worst Guesses About Who's Behind the Final Five Costumes

[Warning: The following contains spoilers for the latest episode of The Masked Singer.]

Just five if-you-say-so-lebrities remain on The Masked Singer, the reality competition that made TV history by being the first of its kind to be both more bizarre and more enjoyable than the real-life news cycle.

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How This Is Us Built Beth's Ballet Past and Frank, Formidable Family

When This Is Us decided that dance was going to be an integral part of Beth’s past, the show’s Powers That Be wanted to ensure that their storytelling would be on point(e).

“I got a text from [series co-producer] Kay Oyegun that said, ‘Girl, can you dance for real?'” star Susan Kelechi Watson recalled. “I said, ‘Yeah,’ and she said, ‘But, like, for real? You like it?'” I was like, ‘Yeah,'” she says, laughing. “That’s when I had a hint of, Ok, there’s possibly dance coming.”

Indeed, Tuesday’s episode (read recap here), which
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Jacob Tremblay

It’s amazing to watch kids these days as they’re thrust into roles that make them seem a lot more grown up than they really are, but one has to remember that they’re still kids. Jacob Tremblay is one of the more successful child actors of the current era and has been given roles that would be able to elevate just about anyone with enough talent. In every role he’s done Jacob has managed to wow the audience in ways that was never fully expected but has almost always been nothing less than appreciated. This kid is no doubt going to

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Jacob Tremblay
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‘This Is Us’: Susan Kelechi Watson on Beth’s Past, Grief and Working With Phylicia Rashad (Spoilers)

‘This Is Us’: Susan Kelechi Watson on Beth’s Past, Grief and Working With Phylicia Rashad (Spoilers)
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Our Little Island Girl,” the 13th episode of Season 3 of “This Is Us.”

It took until the middle of the third season of NBC family drama “This Is Us” to explore Beth’s (Susan Kelechi Watson) backstory, and it turned out she also lost her father as a teenager.

In “Our Little Island Girl,” Beth and her cousin Zoe (Melanie Liburd) visited Beth’s mom Carol (Phylicia Rashad) after she bruised her hip. Being back in her childhood home made Beth recall her youthful love of dance, the rigorous
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This Is Us' Beth Episode Gave Us the First True, Good Cry of the Season

It was early in Season 3 of This Is Us when a flashback showed William (Ron Cephas Jones) telling Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) that she and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) were like a jazz band, where Randall played trumpet and Beth was the bass. Untrained jazz listeners might not hear the bass, but

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This Is Us Beth's Backstory Recap: Dance, Dance Evolution

Need to catch up? Check out the previous This Is Us recap here.

Beth Pearson is ready to (teach) dance like nobody’s watching — and it’s a gorgeous thing to watch her get her groove back in this week’s This Is Us.

Tuesday’s episode delves deep into Beth’s past, showing us how her childhood love of/affinity for ballet got wrapped up in and tamped down by her grief over her father’s death. (Click here to get the inside scoop on tonight’s episode from star Susan Kelechi Watson and the show’s producers.) The
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Syfy Cancels ‘Nightflyers’ After One Season

Syfy Cancels ‘Nightflyers’ After One Season
The George R.R. Martin drama “Nightflyers” has been canceled by Syfy after only one season.

Based on the novella from the mastermind behind “Game of Thrones,” the show was seen as a big gamble for the NBCUniversal-owned cable network, as it represented the most expensive series it had ever developed. The network attempted to spark interest by releasing the entire series at once across its digital platforms on Dec. 2, but the show never really took flight, with its finale garnering only 420,000 live viewers, a drop-off from 623,000 for the premiere.

The series followed a crew of eight scientists, led by a reclusive captain,
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The CW’s ‘Batwoman’ Pilot Switches Directors, Adds Dougray Scott

The CW has added veteran Scottish actor Dougray Scott to its “Batwoman” pilot as well as swapped in Marcos Siega for previous director David Nutter, Variety has learned.

The pilot, which stars Ruby Rose as the eponymous caped heroine, is being helmed by DC TV head Greg Berlanti, and was penned by “Vampire Diaries” alum Caroline Dries. Nutter has had to step aside for personal reasons, but will remain as an Ep on the pilot. The character made her debut in a December DC crossover episode which melded heroes from three CW shows: “Supergirl,” “Flash” and “Arrow.”

Scott is boarding
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