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‘Roseanne’ Getting Revival With Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert & Co.

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Exclusive: One of the biggest comedies of the 1990s is making a comeback. I hear an eight-episode limited series revival of the hit ABC blue-collar family comedy Roseanne is in the works with the key cast members reprising their roles, including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert, with Laurie Metcalf and others in the process of joining them. The new installment is executive produced by the original series’ EPs Tom Werner, Barr and Bruce Helford as well… »

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NFL Draft: CAA Sports Reps Record-Tying Nine First-Round Picks

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CAA Sports padded its stats last night, with nine of its clients being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. It says that ties the record for most by any agency, set by CAA Sports in 2009. The agency had three of the top 10 picks in Philadelphia on Thursday night: No. 3 Solomon Thomas from Stanford (San Francisco 49ers), No. 5 Corey Davis of Western Michigan (Tennessee Titans) and No. 7 Mike Williams from Clemson (Los Angeles Chargers). The agency also reps No. 11… »

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Emmys: Netflix Ramping Up Campaign Strategy With Monthlong ‘FYSee’ Program Targeting Voters

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Exclusive: Netflix, which has consistently been increasing the breadth and depth of its Emmy campaigns since jumping into the race in a big way a few years ago with House Of Cards, is going for it again in a big way with a month long campaign platform called “FYSee” taking place in a 24,000 square foot participatory exhibition space in Beverly Hills beginning Sunday May 7 when the streaming network throws a private kickoff party. Then on May 8 the first of numerous In… »

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‘The Gong Show’ Revival Sets Tommy Maitland (Aka Mike Myers?) As Host

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ABC’s The Gong Show revival now has a host. The network announced that British comic Tommy Maitland has been tapped to emcee the rebooted talent show competition executive produced by Will Arnett. But wait, Tommy Maitland has an uncanny resemblance to Mike Myers. And, (spoiler alert) Maitland isn't a real person. He's actually a fictional character being played by an actor believed to be Mike Myers. So, while ABC won’t confirm or deny, we’ll go with Myers, who apparently… »

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‘Ray Donovan’ & ‘Episodes’ Get Summer Premiere Dates; ‘Twin Peaks’ Finale Also Slotted

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Showtime has slotted summer premiere dates for its hit series Ray Donovan and Episodes, along the two-part finale for Twin Peaks, the anticipated follow-up to David Lynch’s cult ABC series. Season 5 of Ray Donovan will premiere at 8 Pm Sunday, August 6. Also beginning that Sunday, Twin Peaks will move to the 9 Pm slot from its previous 8 Pm. The Twin Peaks finale will air with two back-to-back parts from 8-10 Pm Sunday, September 3. Episodes will premiere its fifth and… »

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‘The Vampire Chronicles’: Paramount TV & Anonymous Content Option Anne Rice Books For TV Series

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Best-selling author Anne Rice made waves last November when, in a Facebook post, she announced that had regained theatrical rights to her seminal series of novels The Vampire Chronicles that single-handledly redefined the vampire genre in the 1970s and 80s, and is beginning work on a television series adaptation with her son, novelist and columnist Christopher Rice. In the post, she unveiled their plan to reach out to potential producers once they have completed the pilot… »

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Adds Rekha Sharma, Kenneth Mitchell & More To Cast

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CBS All Access is rounding out and tweaking the cast for its upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series. Penny Dreadful alum Shazad Latif is shifting from his previously announced role as Kol, a commanding officer in the Klingon empire, to Lieutenant Tyler, a Starfleet officer in the Federation. The Kol role will now be played by Kenneth Mitchell. Also joining cast are Rekha Sharma as Commander Landry, the security officer of the Starship Discovery; along with Clare McConnell… »

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‘The Big Bang Theory’: Mayim Bialik & Melissa Rauch Reach Deals To Continue

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The Big Bang Theory fans can rejoice: The seven-member core cast of the hit CBS comedy series will remain intact as co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch have reached an agreement and are finalizing deals for new two-year contracts to return for the upcoming Seasons 11 and 12. They join fellow cast members Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, who signed new two-year contracts in February, paving the way to the show’s two-year renewal… »

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‘Big Bang Theory’ Ratings Dip To Series Low, NFL Draft Steady With 2016

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If certainly felt with the San Francisco 49ers were making all the moves last night in Day 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft but a fumble humbled The Big Bang Theory (2.4/10). Down a tenth among adults 18-49 from the final numbers of its last original of April 13, the science geek comedy hit a new series low on Thursday. In a season that has seen Bbt dip and drop to lows of late, the Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady Ep's show was still the top rated and most watched offering of the… »

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‘Superstore’ EPs Gabe Miller & Jonathan Green Ink Overall Deal With Universal TV

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Gabe Miller & Jonathan Green, who have served as writers/executive producers on NBC’s single-camera series Superstore since the beginning, have signed an overall deal with the studio behind the workplace comedy. Under the two-year pact, they will continue as executive producers on Superstore, working alongside creator/executive producer Justin Spitzer, while also developing new projects for Uni TV. Superstore, NBC’s strongest half-hour series, has been renewed for a third… »

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Fox News Slots ‘The Five’ Replacement At 5 Pm

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Four days after Fox News Channel debuted its new primetime lineup with The Five now at 9 Pm, the cable newser today announced a replacement in the 5 Pm slot. Fnc will premiere The Fox News Specialists, an hour-long political talk show on May 1. Co-hosted by Fnc's Eric Bolling, Katherine Timpf and Eboni K. Williams, the program will air weeknights live at 5 Pm Et from New York City. Bolling has served as the co-host of The Five and continues to host Cashin’ In on… »

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Nicolle Wallace To Host New 4 Pm Weekday Show On MSNBC

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NBC News political analyst and former The View co-host Nicolle Wallace is expanding her role with the network as host of a new weekday program set to premiere in May. The show, based in New York, will take over the 4-5 Pm Et timeslot, replacing the 4 Pm edition of MSNBC Live currently hosted by political correspondent Steve Kornacki. As host, Wallace will tackle the latest political developments and conduct newsmaker interviews, according to the network. MSNBC says… »

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MTV Movie & TV Awards Set To Honor ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise

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Vin Diesel and other Fast & Furious franchise cast will be on hand at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards to pick up this year’s Generation Award, a trophy that typically goes to an individual performer. The Generation Award has, for 25 years, been handed to an actor for a body of work that “speaks directly to the MTV audience.” Past recipients include Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Adam… »

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Netflix Commissions Second German Production ‘Dogs Of Berlin’

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Netflix has greenlit its second German original series, Dogs of Berlin, the company announced on Friday. The 10-episode series, created by Christian Alvart, will launch in 2018 to subscribers. Later this year, Netflix is airing German-language supernatural family series Dark. Dogs of Berlin tells the story of two contrasting Berlin police detectives who become a team against their will and are forced into a territorial battle with the Berlin underworld that confronts them… »

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‘The President Show’ Inaugurates New Term On Comedy Central

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The President Show officially joined Comedy Central’s late-night administration last night, with an inaugural presentation of what looks like it might be a recurring routine. “This is our very first desk piece, called ‘Nice/Not Nice,'” said Anthony Atamanuik with the Donald Trump impersonation that’s made him famous and landed him the weekly Comedy Central gig. The bit’s premise was simple enough, as Trump divides the world into good and bad and makes jokes about both… »

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James Corden Can’t Escape Kurt Russell In Funny ‘Late Late Show’ Bit

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Somehow you just knew that Kurt Russell would be the type of guy’s guy who’d punch your arm as a greeting. On last night’s Late Late Show with James Corden, Russell took the gag and ran with it, putting Corden through some increasingly bruising encounters. Ok, so the bit’s not exactly unpredictable, particularly the end, but Russell and Corden really go for broke. Well done. Check it out above. Later in the show, Russell continued being a good sport as fellow guest Thomas… »

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‘Z: The Beginning Of Everything’ Renewed For Season 2 By Amazon

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Updated with quotes: Amazon has renewed Z: The Beginning of Everything for a second season. “We’re truly thrilled,” said star and executive producer Christina Ricci tonight at Deadline’s AwardsLine panel on the show at the Hollywood Athletic Club, just hours after the renewal was confirmed. “It’s such a rich history and their story is so fascinating. It should be a pretty exciting second season.” As for what’s coming up in Season 2, Ricci said they’d just gotten news of… »

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Sean Hannity Could Leave Fox News If Murdochs Don’t Back Besieged Co-Prez Bill Shine

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He is the last man standing at Fox News Channel but Sean Hannity could walk if his long time friend and increasingly besieged Fnc co-President Bill Shine doesn't start seeing some support from the Murdoch family. "Sean is willing to take a bullet for Bill out of loyalty and he knows he's holding a lot of chits there right now too," says a source close to the corridors of the Avenue of the Americas located cable newser. "If he threatens to leave, and he could, then that… »

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‘Dear White People’ Review: TV Series Based Movie Is Funny & Moving

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In this age of reboots, revivals, sequels, retreads and resets, it’s rare to find a project that meets the measure of its first version. But Dear White People is just such a rarity, and incredibly funny too. As I say in my video review above, the crisp comedy of sorts about Ivy League activism, discrimination and identity discovery is highly recommendable. Launching tonight on Netflix, the 10-episode small screen version of Justin Simien’s big-screen satire is actually… »

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‘Bachelor’ Alum Chris Soules’ Lawyers Insist He Didn’t Leave Scene Of Fatal Accident

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The legal team for former The Bachelor star Chris Soules, who is charged with leaving the scene of an accident that killed a tractor driver in rural Iowa on Monday, is challenging that allegation. Attorneys from the Des Moines firm Parrish Kruidenier are pointing to Soules’ 911 call after the crash and say he remained at the scene “until emergency medical personnel arrived.” The pickup truck Soules was driving rear-ended a tractor driven by Kenneth Mosher and sent it into… »

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