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Peter Dinklage on Why It’s ‘the Perfect Time’ to End ‘Game of Thrones’

Peter Dinklage on Why It’s ‘the Perfect Time’ to End ‘Game of Thrones’
Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage thinks the show is coming to an end at the perfect time.

“It’s time,” the actor said at Variety’s Sundance Film Festival studio. “Storywise, not just for all our lives. It’s the perfect time to end it. Sometimes shows stay on a little too long, the jumping-the-shark thing.”

Dinklage plays fan-favorite character Tyrion Lannister in the HBO mega-hit. Over the course of the show’s run, Tyrion has gone from simple Lannister royalty, to the Hand of the King for the reviled Joffrey Baratheon, to a patricidal fugitive, and now stands as the Hand of the Queen to Daenerys Targaryen. Dinklage added in the interview that it’s never easy saying goodbye to such a beloved character.

“It’s bittersweet when it’s time to move on with everything,” he said. “It’s always the sad part of our business, because you get pockets of great people for short
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‘The Crown’: Paul Bettany in Talks to Play Prince Philip

‘The Crown’: Paul Bettany in Talks to Play Prince Philip
Paul Bettany is in talks to play Prince Philip in season 3 of Netflix’s “The Crown.”

The British star has been linked to the role and Variety has confirmed he is being lined up to play Queen Elizabeth II’s husband in the series, which streams around the world on Netflix. He would replace Matt Smith, who has played Philip in the first two seasons.

It would be the latest piece of key casting news after Olivia Colman was confirmed as taking over the role of Elizabeth for the upcoming two seasons from Claire Foy. Helena Bonham Carter will play the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, replacing Vanessa Kirby.

Peter Morgan created the show and has always said that he intended to change key cast members in later seasons, to better portray the main characters as they age.

The show’s producers, Sony-backed Left Bank, has Bettany in its sight and The Daily Mail reports Left Bank
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Kristen Wiig Returns to TV in New Apple Series from Reese Witherspoon

Kristen Wiig Returns to TV in New Apple Series from Reese Witherspoon
Two amazing Hollywood actresses are working together to bring an all new series to television. Thanks to Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Wiig is now returning to TV. In fact, Wiig is going to be staring in a 30-minute comedy from Apple, which was produced by Hello Sunshine. The upcoming series is going to be based on the collection of short stories by Curtis Sittenfeld, which are called “You Think It, I’ll Say It.” These stories upend all the assumptions about important social issues, such as gender roles, relationships and class in a nation that feels viscerally divided and adrift. The show,

Kristen Wiig Returns to TV in New Apple Series from Reese Witherspoon
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Emmy spotlight: Karin Konoval (‘The X-Files’) comes out from under the bed and wows audiences with new role(s)

Emmy spotlight: Karin Konoval (‘The X-Files’) comes out from under the bed and wows audiences with new role(s)
Karin Konoval has already made her mark on “The X-Files” thanks to her iconic performances as under-the-bed villain Mrs. Peacock in “Home” and fortune teller Madame Zelma in “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose,” but her latest role(s) in this week’s “Plus One” could make her mark on the Emmys. As twins Judy Poundstone and Chucky Poundstone and their two dopplegangers, Konoval effortlessly portrays four complicated, quirky characters who have a telepathic link. And, oh yeah, did we mention Chucky just happens to be a man?

As we know, the Emmys love when actors take on multiple roles — just ask Tatiana Maslany who prevailed for portraying all those clones in “Orphan Black” (2016). Might Konoval earn her first career nomination at the 2018 Emmys for playing this gender-bending group of doppelgangers?

See ‘The X-Files’ wanted Robert Patrick back as John Doggett for Season 11, but ‘scheduling issue’ got in the way

The X-Files
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Ratings: MacGyver, Five-0 Lead Night; Black Lightning Rerun Tops Crazy Ex

Ratings: MacGyver, Five-0 Lead Night; Black Lightning Rerun Tops Crazy Ex
CBSMacGyver this Friday drew 7.7 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating, holding steady in the demo week-to-week to tie Hawaii Five-0 (9.1 mil/1.0, down a tenth) for the nightly win.

Blue Bloods (9.4 mil/0.9) delivered Friday’s largest audience, as it does, while dipping in the demo.

Elsewhere….

The CW | An encore of the Black Lightning pilot (10.5 mil/0.3) outperformed last week’s fresh Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (660K/0.2).

ABC | Child Support (3.9 mil/0.7) ticked down. Agents of Shield (2.4 mil/0.6) added a few eyeballs while steady in the demo.

NBC | Blindspot (3.6 mil/0.7) and Taken (3 mil/0.5) were steady.

Fox | Hell’s Kitchen (3.2 mil/0.9) slipped two tenths in the demo.
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Tim Doyle 1970s Family Comedy Gets ABC Pilot Order

Tim Doyle 1970s Family Comedy Gets ABC Pilot Order
ABC has kicked off the traditional pilot season with an order to an untitled single-camera comedy from former Last Man Standing showrunner Tim Doyle and ABC Studios. Written and executive produced by Doyle, the untitled comedy is set in the 1970s and revolves around an Irish-Catholic family with a working-class dad, traditional mom and eight boisterous sons who navigate changes big and small during one of America's most turbulent decades. ABC recently had a single-camera…
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Fox Orders Three Pilots: Comedies ‘Our People’ & ‘Rel’, Musical Drama ‘Mixtape’

Fox Orders Three Pilots: Comedies ‘Our People’ & ‘Rel’, Musical Drama ‘Mixtape’
Fox has ordered its first pilots of the season — Our People, a single-camera comedy from Lee Daniels and Modern Family executive producer Vali Chandrasekaran; multi-camera comedy Rel starring Lil Rey Howery and executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael; and Mixtape, a musical drama from former Smash showrunner Josh Safran. All three projects come from Fox’s current sister studio 20th Century Fox TV, which is poised to move to Disney once the proposed Disney-21st Century Fox
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Sundance 2018 Indie Episodic Preview: The Most Anticipated TV Pilots and Premieres at This Year’s Festival

Sundance 2018 Indie Episodic Preview: The Most Anticipated TV Pilots and Premieres at This Year’s Festival
Don’t let the title fool you: The Sundance Film Festival has been featuring television programs for years, be it the slew of documentaries that end up on HBO, Showtime, and Netflix or pilots that earn a special showcase like “Animals.” did in 2015.

But 2018 is special. This year, Sundance is dedicating an entire section to episodic programming, including short-form series, docu-series, traditional pilots, and more experimental premieres. It’s all coming together under the Indie Episodic banner, and it’s all designed with one clear mission:

“There is no clear path to series if you’re trying to do it independently — if you’re going to try and shoot your own pilot, and then try and get picked up,” Sundance programmer Charlie Sextro told IndieWire. “There’s a clear way [in] making an independent film: It gets picked up at Sundance, and then it gets out to the world. It’s
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Bob Smith Dies: First Openly Gay Comic To Appear On ‘The Tonight Show’ Was 59

Bob Smith Dies: First Openly Gay Comic To Appear On ‘The Tonight Show’ Was 59
Bob Smith, the first openly gay comedian to score an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, has died after a long struggle with Als. His partner, Michael Zam, confirmed the death via a Facebook post. Smith also was the first openly gay man to star in his own HBO Comedy half-hour, which bowed in 1994, and he and made numerous other TV appearances. His collection of essays, Openly Bob, won the Lambda Literary Award for humor. His second collection,Way To Go…
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Your Guide to TV's 100+ Reboots and Revivals: The Twilight Zone, Roswell, The Office, Party of Five and More

Your Guide to TV's 100+ Reboots and Revivals: The Twilight Zone, Roswell, The Office, Party of Five and More
Hollywood’s obsession with reviving long-gone TV series is showing no signs of slowing down.

In the last few years, dozens of beloved small-screen classics have been brought back from the dead, or at least reworked for new audiences. From Will & Grace and Prison Break, to Dynasty and One Day At a Time, it seems there’s no series safe from the resurrection craze.

Having said that, we’ve compiled a comprehensive roundup of TV’s revivals and reboots, from American Idol‘s imminent return to NBC’s still-in-development continuation of The Office. Even if you’ve scrolled through the gallery before,
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Marvel Hoping For Wonder Woman-Sized Hit With Black Widow

There is a recent report from The Daily Mail that Disney will be paying Scarlett Johansson $25 million for her performance on the upcoming Black Widow movie. Furthermore, should the upcoming Black Widow movie manage to earn more than $900 million at the box office, Johansson would be entitled to collect a further $6 million to bring her up to $31 million. This is something that should be taken with a fair amount of skepticism because The Daily Mail is a tabloid with a notorious reputation, but if this claim is true, it is interesting to note that Johansson could

Marvel Hoping For Wonder Woman-Sized Hit With Black Widow
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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Andre is Dead

Days of Our Lives fans know Andre is dead and gone, and there is very little anyone can do about that right now, but it’s all taking a turn for the worse. You see, Abby has decided she likes Andre. She didn’t for a long time, but she’s grown to believe that he has been on her side and Chad’s side all along. She’s in a place right now where she appreciates him and what he has to offer, but it’s not working for everyone. And that is a problem for all involved. And now we have to face the

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Andre is Dead
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SNL: Stormy Daniels, Robert Mueller Visit Weekend Update, Jessica Chastain Salutes the Women's March and More

SNL: Stormy Daniels, Robert Mueller Visit Weekend Update, Jessica Chastain Salutes the Women's March and More
Jessica Chastain used her Saturday Night Live hosting debut this weekend to salute those who took part in the second annual Women’s March.

The two-time Oscar nominee, who couldn’t attend the demonstration due to her commitment to the late-night sketch-comedy series, devoted her intro to those who were, performing Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” alongside Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong. The anthemic monologue followed the second consecutive cold open without Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump, which failed to find a clever way to spoof the results of the president’s recent physical exam.

The evening
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Why Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is the Perfect Seinfeld Sequel

While Jerry Seinfeld’s new series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee first aired in 2012, it hadn’t gathered much widespread attention until it landed on Netflix earlier this month. Its premise is straightforward: Jerry Seinfeld drives around in vintage automobile with a fellow comedian (or a non-comedian that he admires), and they go to a local coffeehouse or diner and wax over any number of minutia. Most episodes don’t break 20 minutes. It hardly sounds like the formula for a hit show, but Jerry Seinfeld has hardly had a formulaic career path. After hitting it big with maybe the most surprising hit of

Why Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is the Perfect Seinfeld Sequel
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Unsurprisingly, Jessica Chastain Makes Quite The First (Time Hosting) Impression

‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Unsurprisingly, Jessica Chastain Makes Quite The First (Time Hosting) Impression
Like with Sam Rockwell last week, this episode of “SNL” works very well to make Jessica Chastain a true part of the show — not just a necessary semi-presence — and make sure that her voice is clear in her sketches. And you know what? As it turns out, Jessica Chastain’s comedic voice (in addition to her voice as a feminist) is pretty weird. Especially when she starts doing voices.

Host: Jessica Chastain

Before Chastain starts doing voices, she’s got to start doing a musical monologue. You know the deal by now, gentle “SNL” viewers. But, said monologue does involve the forever jam “You Don’t Own Me.” And before it becomes a musical number, you’ve got Chastain’s brief aside about wanting to play the nagging girlfriend as opposed to the strong female for once. That particular moment is kind of like Sam Rockwell’s monologue noting he
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Meet the New Fab Five of Netflix Revival “Queer Eye”

Netflix’s premier of Queer Eye will be coming soon in early February and it’s bound to be another great look at how the Fab Five of the show will be able to help individuals with everything from their diet to their home decor as it pertains to changing their life. Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, and Tan France will be helping individuals in the Atlanta area who are in great need of tips on how to lead a more interesting and fulfilling life than they currently do. Before jumping on the wagon of those that might

Meet the New Fab Five of Netflix Revival “Queer Eye
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This is The Reason Daniel Radcliffe Believes He Landed The Role Of Harry Potter

There’s a very good reason why Daniel Radcliffe got the part of Harry Potter so many years ago, and it’s the one that he believes landed him the role of the title character. In movies the ability to act is sometimes taken for granted as being all that is needed to achieve the kind of fame that these young stars were exposed to from a young age. However it’s not enough as has been shown. Daniel has admitted that he’s not the greatest actor, but that he had a passion for the life that made him do as much as

This is The Reason Daniel Radcliffe Believes He Landed The Role Of Harry Potter
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A Brief History of the Forecastle Festival

The Forecastle festival is a gather of musicians, artists, and activists that come together every year and share in a unique experience that allows for freedom of thought and expression. The festival has been going on since 2002 and has changed venues throughout the years. The 2018 Forecastle festival will be held in Waterfront Park this year, and will be featuring greats such as Chris Stapleton and several others that are widely or locally known. AC Entertainment has backed this festival since its inception throughout the years the festival has continued to grow and attract the interest of locals and

A Brief History of the Forecastle Festival
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Ryan Murphy Wanted To “Move The Cultural Dial” On TV With “Triumphant” Gay Characters – PGA Awards

The Producers Guild of America honored Ryan Murphy with Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television at this year’s PGA Awards. Upon accepting the award from his friend and frequent collaborator Gwyneth Paltrow, the television producer talks about how he was inspired by the award’s namesake. "That's what I want to do. I want to touch people,” said Murphy, referencing when he would watch All in the Family. “I want to move the cultural dial.” Murphy says that when he was as…
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Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise is Now a Self Sustaining Ecosystem and Requires very Little Landscaping

If you’ve ever been on Disneyland’s jungle cruise you might be surprised to know that after so much work that’s been done to it that it’s now a self-sustaining ecosystem. It almost seems as though that could have been the intention of the landscapers and management looking after the park in the first place. From what I recall of the ride it was more native-looking the last time I saw it than anything, meaning the trees and much of the foliage looked like they belonged in a local forest rather than the jungle the ride emulated. After so much landscaping

Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise is Now a Self Sustaining Ecosystem and Requires very Little Landscaping
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