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Catherine Keener Joins Showtime's Jim Carrey Comedy 'Kidding'

Catherine Keener Joins Showtime's Jim Carrey Comedy 'Kidding'
Catherine Keener is headed to Showtime.

The Get Out actress has been cast in the cable network's upcoming comedy Kidding, starring Jim Carrey. She'll join Carrey in his first series regular role in more than two decades. The project also reunites him with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry, who will helm Kidding.

In the series, Carrey plays Jeff, also known as Mr. Pickles, an icon of children’s television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him – who also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. But when...
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Curb Your Enthusiasm Renewed for Season 10 at HBO

Curb Your Enthusiasm Renewed for Season 10 at HBO
Well this is pretty, pretty, pretty good news.

HBO on Thursday announced that it has renewed Curb Your Enthusiasm for a 10th season. The announcement comes less than two weeks after the Season 9 finale.

“We are thrilled that Larry will be back with his uniquely acerbic wit and comedic sensibility,” Casey Bloys, President of HBO programming, said in a statement. Added Larry David, “As I’ve said many times, when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one should do so.”

Production on Season 10 of Curb is set to commence in
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Alice Cooper Cast as King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar

Alice Cooper Cast as King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar
Alice Cooper, who was born Vincent Damon Furnier in 1948, is best known as being an American actor, songwriter and singer, who has a career that spans more than five decades. His distinctive raspy voice and high-drama stage show featuring dueling swords, deadly snakes, electric chairs and more have earned him the name and reputation of being “The Godfather of Shock Rock.” Now, he is taking on a somewhat different role. Many believe his many years of onstage theatrics are going to help his performance be superior while appearing in the live theatrical production on NBC of “Jesus Christ Superstar!”

Alice Cooper Cast as King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar
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‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Disney Would Buy Fox 19 Years Ago

‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Disney Would Buy Fox 19 Years Ago
The Simpsons has done it again. Another prediction by the hit animated Fox series has come true. The progostication came in a Season 10, 1998 episode titled “When You Dish Upon A Star”. A scene in the episode shows the outside of the Fox studio, where “A Division Of Walt Disney Co” is written on a sign in front of the building. #21stCenturyFox pic.twitte…
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Season 3 Gets Premiere Date From VH1 (Video)

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Season 3 Gets Premiere Date From VH1 (Video)
VH1 has finally scheduled the return of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” with the show’s third outing to premiere on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m.

The 90-minute premiere was announced in a new promo for the season (above) featuring the nine fan-favorite queens who will return for another shot at the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.”

The cast comprises Aja (Season 9), BenDeLaCreme (Season 6), Chi Chi DeVayne (Season 8), Kennedy Davenport (Season 7), Milk (Season 6), Morgan McMichaels (Season 2), Shangela (Seasons 2, 3), Thorgy Thor (Season 8), and Trixie Mattel (Season 8).
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ABC Pulls ‘The Great American Baking Show’ & Axes Judge Johnny Iuzzini Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

ABC Pulls ‘The Great American Baking Show’ & Axes Judge Johnny Iuzzini Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations
ABC has fired The Great American Baking Show judge Johnny Iuzzini and axed the remaining episodes of his show amid sexual misconduct allegations. “In light of allegations that recently came to our attention, ABC has ended its relationship with Johnny Iuzzini and will not be airing the remainder of The Great American Baking Show episodes,” an ABC spokesperson said in a statement. “ABC takes matters such as those described in the allegations very seriously and has come to…
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Tavis Smiley’s PBS Show Pulled From Air Amid ‘Credible’ Misconduct Allegations

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Tavis Smiley’s PBS Show Pulled From Air Amid ‘Credible’ Misconduct Allegations
PBS has “indefinitely” suspended Tavis Smiley’s talk show program after sexual misconduct allegations against the host. “Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of ‘Tavis Smiley,’ produced by TS Media, an independent production company,” a PBS spokesperson told TheWrap. “PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation immediately after learning of troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley. This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley. The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today’s decision.
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Supernatural Boss Explains How Wayward Sisters Will Be Different

Supernatural Boss Explains How Wayward Sisters Will Be Different
When Supernatural returns in January, the series will attempt to launch a new spin-off called Wayward Sisters, featuring a group of characters that longtime fans will recognize.

The backdoor pilot, titled "Wayward Sisters" and scheduled for Jan. 18, will see Kim Rhodes reprise her role as Jodi Mills,

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Olivier Martinez To Star In Action-Adventure TV Series ‘Soldiers Of Fortune’

Olivier Martinez To Star In Action-Adventure TV Series ‘Soldiers Of Fortune’
Olivier Martinez (Unfaithful) is set to star in action-adventure series Soldiers of Fortune, produced by New Zealand’s Mercenary TV Limited and Ireland’s Subotica, and executive produced by Roadside Attractions TV (Dear White People). Set in the shadowy world of high-risk corporate warfare, Soldiers of Fortune stars Martinez as Vincent Corbo, a battle-scarred black-ops Specialist hired by visionary high-tech mogul Peter Swann to fight the ruthless business rivals…
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‘Reverie’ Casts Jon Fletcher; Ginger Gonzaga Joins ‘Champions’

‘Reverie’ Casts Jon Fletcher; Ginger Gonzaga Joins ‘Champions’
Jon Fletcher (Genius: Einstein), has booked a recurring role on NBC’s upcoming VR thriller Reverie, from the Extant team of creator Mickey Fisher and Amblin TV. Penned by Fisher, it is described as a grounded thriller that follows Mara Kint (Shahi), a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who became a college professor after facing an unimaginable personal tragedy. But when she's brought in to save ordinary people who have lost themselves in a highly…
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Scoop: Pitch's Kylie Bunbury to Star in ABC's Get Christie Love Reboot

Scoop: Pitch's Kylie Bunbury to Star in ABC's Get Christie Love Reboot
Kylie Bunbury is about to go from “You’re out!” to “You’re under arrest, sugah!”

The Pitch alum has signed on to star in ABC’s reboot of the 1970s cop drama Get Christie Love, TVLine has learned. Bunbury will play the title character, an African-American CIA agent in charge of an elite special-ops unit. “Beautiful and charismatic, Christie transforms into whoever she needs to be in order to get the job done, especially when it’s down to the wire and the stakes are life and death,” per the network’s description.

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‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Renewed For Season 10 At HBO

On the heels of its Season 9 finale, HBO has ordered a tenth season of its Emmy-winning series Curb Your Enthusiasm starring Larry David. Production will begin next spring, with additional details to be announced as they are confirmed. "We are thrilled that Larry will be back with his uniquely acerbic wit and comedic sensibility," said Casey Bloys, president HBO programming. Adds Larry David, “As I've said many times, when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one…
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Catherine Keener To Co-Star In Jim Carrey Comedy Series ‘Kidding’ On Showtime

In her first series regular role, Catherine Keener (Get Out) has been cast opposite Jim Carrey in the upcoming Showtime half-hour comedy Kidding. Created by Dave Holstein, and directed by Carrey’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind helmer Michel Gondry, the 10-episode Kidding centers on Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles (Carrey), an icon of children's television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him – who also…
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‘Frontier’ Renewed For Season 3 By Netflix

Frontier is returning for third go-round. Netflix has ordered a six-episode third season of the period drama series starring Jason Momoa for premiere in 2018. Co-created by Rob and Peter Blackie, Frontier centers on Momoa’s Declan Harp, a part-Irish, part-native American outlaw campaigning to breach the fur trade. Cast also features Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove) and Alun Armstrong (New Tricks, Braveheart), Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey, Sons of Anarchy), Jessica Matten (A Red…
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Steven Caple Jr.

Okay, first things first — Sylvester Stallone is stepping down as the director of the much-anticipated Creed 2. There is so much history behind this film and legacy of Stallone. Stallone was dirt poor and on his last leg when “Rocky” broke through and made him a box office sensation. There would be no Rambo if it wasn’t for Rocky. So, as the 71-year-old actor, writer, and director steps aside, we salute him. Stallone has passed off the directorial duties to the visionary Steven Caple Jr. According to Stallone, Adonis Creed is a representation of the current generation and it

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Steven Caple Jr.
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Disney/Fox Deal: How The Battle to Beat Netflix Starts Today, What Happens to the Fox Network, And Other Burning Questions

Rupert Murdoch is cashing out. The idea of 21st Century Fox being consumed by Disney in a $52.4 billion all-stock deal has shocked Hollywood, where industry players never thought they’d see the powerful Fox behemoth be largely consumed, rather than do the consuming. But as one insider noted, Murdoch is looking toward his final legacy — and cashing out while the getting’s good.

“Rupert is 86. He’s looking toward setting up [his family],” one observer said. The industry is rapidly changing, and as the Disney deal currently values the 21st Century Fox assets at more than $66 billion, it’s probably never going to get better than that. Fox shareholders, including the Murdochs, could hold around 25 percent of a new mega-Disney, which will now be supremely positioned to face off with Netflix and other giants in the new media landscape.

The Murdochs got their start in the newspaper business, so it’s only
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