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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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The 100: Shannon Kook (Degrassi) Joins Season Five, Optioned for Season Six

The 100: Shannon Kook (Degrassi) Joins Season Five, Optioned for Season Six
Shannon Kook is coming to The CW. Deadline reports the Degrassi star has joined season five of The 100. The drama follows a group of young people who are sent back to Earth nearly 100 years after a nuclear Armageddon destroyed civilization. The cast includes Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Devon Bostick,
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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

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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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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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Is Black Lightning Supposed to Be 'Dead'? How Is He Not Recognized? And More Burning Qs Answered

Black Lightning lit up The CW this week, giving the Tuesdays-at-9/8c time slot its biggest audience (“Crisis on Earth-x” excepted) in three years and its best demo rating in two.

Coming out of that well-received premiere, TVLine rounded up some answers to questions you might have about its titular principal by day/costumed crimefighter by night, his newly empowered daughter, arch nemesis Tobias Whale and more.

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Is Black Lightning ‘Dead’? | After Jefferson Pierce used his powers, under the darkness of a blackout, to clear the way for daughter
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Five Movies That Emotionally Scarred People for Life

There are movies that scar you for life in many ways, but it almost always employs emotion to make it even worse. The types of movies that do this to a person are those that take the biggest risks and do what others won’t do or are afraid to do. They cross that line and dare other people to come with them. Unfortunately sometimes those lines can come with a heavier price than the viewer was ready to pay since they didn’t fully understand what it was that they were getting into in the first place. Once they do realize

Five Movies That Emotionally Scarred People for Life
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The Bold and the Beautiful: Will Liam Take Revenge?

The Bold and the Beautiful fans hear that Liam is willing to get revenge on his wife and his father for their affair, and we suspect it won’t end well. Whatever happens, there is always a chance he will forgive Steffy because of this baby, but what happens if she decides she doesn’t want to be alone and she decides to go back to Bill? She doesn’t want him, though. She wants her husband, but he’s not all that into her now that he knows she slept with his dad. He’s mad, and he wants to take his revenge on

The Bold and the Beautiful: Will Liam Take Revenge?
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‘Cocaine Godmother’ Review: Brownface Casting Is Just One of Many Insults in This Schlocky ‘Narcos’ Knockoff

Of the many issues in Lifetime’s “Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story,” casting white actress Catherine Zeta-Jones to play the real-life Colombian drug lord is one of the most egregious. And in this case, it’s not just lip service when it comes to the need for proper representation. Not casting a Latina actress is a missed opportunity to find someone who could’ve embodied this larger-than-life character because Zeta-Jones simply isn’t up to the task. She’s not just unconvincing; she’s outlandish.

Although the ruthlessness of “The Godfather” was an inspiration for the real-life Blanco, who even named her fourth son Michael Corleone, Zeta-Jones is no Marlon Brando, unless it’s by way of “Grey Gardens.” While she brings a certain theatrical glee to the role, she lacks the necessary menace for a woman who supposedly has the blood of over 200 people on her hands. Zeta-Jones
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Flip or Flop Nashville

Flip or Flop Nashville, a spin-off of Hgtv’s original Flip or Flop, just premiered on January 18th of this year. Filmed in Nashville, Tennessee, the show follows the adventures of DeRon Jenkins and Page Turner as they find the worst properties they can, and turn them into gorgeous homes that anyone would envy. DeRon Jenkins is a licensed contractor, whereas Page Turner is a real estate agent. Together, the two make a powerful team on Flip or Flop Nashville. If you are planning to check out the new show, especially if you liked the original Flip or Flop, a little

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Flip or Flop Nashville
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‘Spheres: Songs Of Spacetime’ Trailer: Jessica Chastain Narrates Vr Experience Exploring Sounds Of The Cosmos

Exclusive: The deepest darkest corners of the universe are unveiled in the new trailer for Eliza McNitt’s Spheres: Songs of Spacetime, the first installment of three in an episodic series will be released on the Oculus Rift in 2018. Making its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the New Frontier category, Songs of Spacetime is executive produced by Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, and Jessica Chastain, who also serves the narrator. Haunting, mysterious and…
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about “Black Card Revoked”

One of the newest shows on Bet is Black Card Revoked. Hosted by comedian Tony Rock, and based on the popular party game of the same name, this new show is a test of African-American cultural knowledge. In order to have a shot at the $10,000 grand prize, teams will need to know about historical facts, politics, entertainment, and other subjects from a fundamentally African-American view. The show basically works like this: There are three teams, each made up of a celebrity and a contestant. They must give correct answers to the questions they are asked, as each wrong answer

Five Things You Didn’t Know about “Black Card Revoked”
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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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NBCUniversal Content Studio Plucks Peacock TV Talent for Branded Video

NBCUniversal’s branded content offerings have thrived with campaigns tied to such Peacock hits as “This Is Us” and Today” as well as wholly original campaigns not connected to any NBCU properties. The company’s campaigns have ranged from emotional tributes to family fare to online comedy.

Many branded content studios aspire to the same success, but NBCU’s branded content operations have a secret weapon few of its rivals can match: It recruits talent from NBCU TV shows to staff branded content offerings.

“At NBC we have a team at the Content Studio that actually maps our organization, to help brands create original content by tapping into storytellers,” said Wendy Wildfeuer, senior VP of NBCUniversal’s Content Studio, on Thursday at the Brand Storytelling conference in Park City, Utah (co-located with the start of the Sundance Film Festival).

Later, Wildfeuer told Variety, “When we launched the Content Studio, we created a new capability where we actually
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General Hospital: Will Maxie’s Baby Problems Bring Nathan Back?

General Hospital fans are speculating what might happen to Maxie. We don’t see this pregnancy going well for her in the state she’s in. She’s so stressed, worried, and completely upset. She’s got nothing going for her right now, but she’s also going to feel there is nothing she can do to make things right and make things good in her life, and her husband is not helping her. Nathan’s actions are causing her a lot of turmoil, and he doesn’t seem to care. So right now she’s a mess, and we think there is a good chance this will

General Hospital: Will Maxie’s Baby Problems Bring Nathan Back?
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Five Things You didn’t Know about Paulina Rubio

Paulina Rubio knew at a very young age that she was going to be famous apparently. It’s not so much conceit really as it is a hard-wired determination and likely a very big dose of confidence since her mother was an actor and her father was a lawyer. In a family with parents that are obviously required to be around people and be outspoken more often than not many children will either become quite and closed off or will take after their parents. Rubio has obviously chosen the path of being a star since she has no inclination to be

Five Things You didn’t Know about Paulina Rubio
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