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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime
There is now a movie about to be released on the Lifetime channel about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. I’m not sure whether to move on to the next article or simply say congratulations and leave it at that. On one hand it’s a blessed event that should be given a great deal of respect as people all over the globe that care about the union are overjoyed and giving their well wishes to the happy couple. But on a very different note it sounds more like a chance to glorify a couple that have already been made famous and

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime
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Andie MacDowell Joins BBC Three Comedy ‘Cuckoo’

Andie MacDowell Joins BBC Three Comedy ‘Cuckoo’
Exclusive: Four Weddings And A Funeral star Andie MacDowell is the latest high-profile Hollywood actor to join BBC comedy Cuckoo. I hear that MacDowell, who most recently starred in NBC comedy Trial and Error with John Lithgow, is boarding the comedy, which airs on online channel BBC Three, as Ivy. MacDowell becomes the latest U.S. star to feature in the Roughcut Television-produced series following appearances by Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg and Twilight's Taylor…
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Veteran British Actor Peter Wyngarde Dies at 90

Veteran British Actor Peter Wyngarde Dies at 90
Veteran actor Peter Wyngarde, who starred as flamboyant investigator Jason King in the iconic 1970s British police series “Department S,” has died. He was 90.

Wyngarde died in a West London hospital, his agent Thomas Bowington told Variety.

“Peter Wyngarde passed away peacefully in his sleep early evening Monday at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital,” Bowington said, adding that Wyngarde was “one of the most original and truly great actors I’ve ever seen and by far the most exceptional man I have ever met.”

Wyngarde had a long career on stage and screen but is best known as handlebar-mustachioed investigator King. He also appeared in classic series including “The Avengers,” “The Saint,” and “The Prisoner.”

The King character was an author and investigator in “Department S,” and in 1971 was given his own series, “Jason King.” The show was canceled in 1972, but Wyngarde continued to appear on stage and screen in Britain and internationally.

His movie appearances
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Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Talk Stolen Picture and Their First Series, ‘Truth Seekers’ (Exclusive)

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Talk Stolen Picture and Their First Series, ‘Truth Seekers’ (Exclusive)
British film and TV stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost formed indie producer Stolen Picture last year, and with their first movie coming out this year, a TV series in the offing, and a growing development slate, they talked to Variety about their plans to take their inimitable brand of comedy and drama to the big and small screen.

Pegg and Frost are both men in demand. Frost will be seen in “Tomb Raider,” Dwayne Johnson wrestling comedy “Fighting With My Family,” and stars in AMC TV drama “Into the Badlands.” Pegg has a Paramount project in the works, will star alongside Margot Robbie in thriller “Terminal,” and is finishing the delayed “Mission: Impossible 6.”

But now the pair say they are “breaking free of our past commitments” and “eventually everything will be Stolen Picture.” At one time Frost thought he and Pegg would produce only movies, but the world has changed. “In terms of
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‘One Mississippi’, ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Canceled By Amazon

‘One Mississippi’, ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Canceled By Amazon
Amazon is doing more clearing the decks with the cancelation of three comedy series, Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi, Jill Soloway’s I Love Dick, and Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson.

One Mississippi was canceled after two seasons, while I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson were axed after one.

“This is part of a move towards bigger, wider-audience series,” an Amazon insider told Deadline. Notaro’s semi-autobiographical One Mississippi has garnered strong
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Antony Starr, Four More Join Cast of Amazon's Superhero Drama The Boys

Antony Starr, Four More Join Cast of Amazon's Superhero Drama The Boys
Amazon’s new superhero series The Boys is adding a few boys — and one girl — to its cast.

Banshee alum Antony Starr leads a quintet of cast additions to the straight-to-series drama created by Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Timeless), according to our sister site Deadline. Starr will play Homelander, the leader of the show’s primary superhero collective known as The Seven. But he’s not necessarily the hero here: Based on the comic by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson (Happy!), The Boys is set in a world where superheroes have let fame go to their heads and gotten corrupt
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Arya Stark has 3 New Names on her Kill List, Says Maisie Williams

Arya Stark has 3 New Names on her Kill List, Says Maisie Williams
If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, then you already know all about Arya Stark’s kill list. Let’s do a little backstory, just in case you’re not familiar. George R.R. Martin’s best-selling fictional book series ”A Song of Ice and Fire,” was brought to the screen by HBO, the show being named after the first book of the series, Game of Thrones. Martin’s extensive storytelling skills immerse you in the medieval fantasy epic, depicting powerful families, queens and kings, renegades and knights, honest men and liars, all playing the deadly game, all wanting control of Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms,

Arya Stark has 3 New Names on her Kill List, Says Maisie Williams
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‘Fire and Fury’ to Be Adapted Into TV Series

‘Fire and Fury’ to Be Adapted Into TV Series
Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” is being eyed for an adaptation into a television series, Variety has confirmed.

Endeavor Content has purchased the film and television rights to the book, which goes inside the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency. It largely portrays Trump as unprepared for the enormity of his office, and that he is unable to focus his attention on policy details. The book also includes quotes from former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who referred to the 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer as “treasonous.” Bannon eventually resigned his position at Breitbart News over the furor caused by his statements.

The book proved to be an immediate best-seller and was sold out at bookstores in several major cities the day it was released.

No studio is currently attached to the project. Wolff will serve as an executive producer on the project with former
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Kristen Wiig to Star in Apple Comedy Series From Reese Witherspoon (Exclusive)

Kristen Wiig to Star in Apple Comedy Series From Reese Witherspoon (Exclusive)
Kristen Wiig is returning to the small screen.

In a competitive situation with multiple outlets bidding, Apple has landed a 10-episode comedy series executive produced by and starring the Saturday Night Live grad. The project, inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld's upcoming short-story collection You Think It, I'll Say It and produced by Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine banner, is the tech giant's first scripted comedy pickup.

Colleen McGuinness (30 Rock) created the series and serves as showrunner. She will exec produce alongside Witherspoon, her Hello Sunshine topper Lauren Neustadter and Wiig. Sittenfeld is on board as a consulting producer. A studio is...
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Dylan Farrow Details Sexual Assault Allegation Against Woody Allen in Emotional Interview

Dylan Farrow Details Sexual Assault Allegation Against Woody Allen in Emotional Interview
Dylan Farrow detailed her allegations of sexual assault at the hands of her father, Woody Allen, in a lengthy interview with Gayle King that aired on Thursday’s edition of “CBS This Morning.”

Farrow, 32, recounted her story of being touched by Allen, her adoptive father, in August 1992. She also said she experienced other incidents of inappropriate behavior with her father, including him asking her to come into bed with him when he was wearing only underwear. Allen has once again strongly denied the allegations.

Farrow said she decided to give her first TV interview on the alleged assault that occurred when she was 7 because of the groundswell of public support for victims of sexual harassment and abuse. She has called on actors to shun Allen and his films.

“It was very momentous for me to see this conversation finally carried into a public setting,” Farrow said of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements. “Because I have
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AMC Developing Dramedy ‘Aim High’ From ‘Falling Water’ Co-Creator, ‘Longmire’ Writer (Exclusive)

AMC is developing a series that hails from Blake Masters and Boo Killebrew, Variety has learned exclusively.

The series, titled “Aim High,” is described as a dramedy centered around a Southern family. Masters and Killebrew will write and executive produce the potential one-hour project.

Masters most recently co-created the USA series “Falling Water” with Henry Bromell in addition to serving as executive producer on the series. He also created the Showtime series “Brotherhood” and developed “Law & Order: La.” Killebrew wrote multiple episodes of “Longmire” after the show moved to Netflix in its fourth season.

The series is under development as part of AMC’s content partnership with Charter Communications. Under the agreement, which was announced in April 2017, Charter will have an exclusive initial window in the U.S. to the co-produced content for use on its own platform, while AMC Studios will retain subsequent rights, including the right to distribute the content internationally.

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George Clooney Makes TV Return in Hulu’s Catch-22 Adaptation

It is interesting to note that George Clooney will be making a return to the TV screen via Hulu. In short, Clooney will be serving as not just the co-director but also one of the executive producers for an upcoming mini-series called Catch-22. Furthermore, he has stated his interest in playing the part of Colonel Cathcart, who is an important character but not the most important. Regardless, Catch-22 is based on the book of the same name by Joseph Heller, which remains much beloved in the present in spite of the fact that it was published in 1961. What Do

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‘Bad Boys’-Inspired Series Starring Gabrielle Union Scores NBC Pilot Order

‘Bad Boys’-Inspired Series Starring Gabrielle Union Scores NBC Pilot Order
The untitled drama series based on Gabrielle Union’s “Bad Boys” character has been ordered to pilot at NBC.

Union will star as Syd Burnett, her character from “Bad Boys 2.” In the show, she has left the DEA and now has a fresh start in her new job as an Lapd detective. She’s partnered with Nancy McKenna, a working mom who can’t help but look at Syd’s freedom with some grass-is-greener envy. These two have totally different lifestyles and approaches, but they both are at the top of their fields. Union will also executive produce in addition to starring.

The project had received a pilot production commitment at the network in October.

It will be written and executive produced by Brandon Sonnier and Brandon Margolis, who previously worked together on NBC’s “The Blacklist.” Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the “Bad Boys” films, will executive produce along with Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, [link
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TV Ratings: ‘9-1-1’ Builds Big on ‘X-Files’ Lead-In

TV Ratings: ‘9-1-1’ Builds Big on ‘X-Files’ Lead-In
“9-1-1” was up in both measures this week, building substantially on its lead in from “The X-Files,” according to Nielsen overnight data.

Airing at 9 p.m. on Fox, “9-1-1” drew a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.2 million viewers. That is up approximately 20 percent in the demo and 10 percent in viewers compared to last week. Compared to a new episode of “The X-Files” at 8 (1.1, 3.9 million), “9-1-1” built on its lead-in by approximately 60 percent in both measures.

Most of ABC’s comedy lineup was also up. Those numbers are: “The Goldbergs” (1.7, 6.5 million), “Speechless” (1.3, 4.8 million), “Modern Family” (1.8, 6.2 million), “American Housewife” (1.3, 5 million). A new episode of “Match Game” (0.8, 3.3 million) was even.

On NBC, the 100th episode of “The Blacklist” (1.1, 6.5 million) ticked up in the demo. “Law & Order: Svu” (1.4, 6.2 million) and “Chicago Pd” (1.4, 6.6 million) were even.

On CBS, “The Amazing Race” (1.5, 6.8 million) was even, while “Seal Team” (1.1, 6.6 million) was up in the demo. “Criminal Minds” (1.0, 5.6 million
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British Film Critic Mark Kermode Sets Up TV Doc Series With The BBC

Mark Kermode, one of the leading film critics in the UK, is heading to television with a five-part documentary series looking at some of the most interesting stories in British movie history. Kermode, who is the chief film critic for The Observer newspaper and co-presents the popular Kermode and Mayo's Film Review for BBC Radio 5 Live, is to host Screen Stories with Mark Kermode (w/t) for BBC Four. The show will see Kermode present his own personal guide to cinema, told…
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‘Get Out,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ Nominated for Publicists Awards

Hollywood publicists have nominated the teams behind Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” TriStar Pictures’ “Baby Driver,” Paramount’s “Daddy’s Home 2,” Universal’s “Get Out,” Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Greatest Showman,” and Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” for the Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Motion Picture Award.

The awards will be presented on March 2 by the International Cinematographers Guild at the 55th Annual Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The television award nominees went to Gregg Brilliant for “Better Call Saul”; Erica Tarin for “Feud: Bette and Joan”; Kristen Hall for “Star Trek: Discovery”; Denise Godoy for “Stranger Things 2”; and Erin Moody for “The Orville.”

Press award nominations went to Variety’s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum, along with Lindsey Bahr of AP, Eliza Cost of Entertainment Tonight, Mike Fleming Jr. of Deadline, and Steven Weintraub of Collider.

International media award nominees are Nelson Aspen (Australia), Janet Nepales (Philippines), Jami Philbrick (China), Gill Pringle (Australia
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Ratings: 9-1-1 and Seal Team Rise, Blacklist No. 100 Hits Audience High

Fox’s 9-1-1 this Wednesday celebrated its recent Season 2 pick-up by delivering 6.2 million total viewers and a 1.8 rating, up 11 and 20 percent week-to-week and tying ABC’s Modern Family for the nightly demo win.

Opening Fox’s night, The X-Files (3.9 mil/1.1) dropped a handful more viewers while ticking up in the demo.

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Elsewhere….

NBC | The Blacklist‘s Episode 100 (6.5 mil/1.1), Svu (6.2 mil/1.4) and Chicago Pd (6.6 mil/1.4) all ticked up in the demo, with The Blacklist drawing its biggest audience since its May 2016 finale.

RELATEDThe Blacklist Episode 100 Recap: Mint Condition

The
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Cult 80s Movie ‘Heathers’ is Getting a TV Series

Anyone who loved the 1988 cult movie ‘Heathers’ will be delighted to learn that there is a television series planned based on the movie. While many of the themes of the show remain the same, there are some modern twists and the characters have been completely revamped. ‘Heathers’ was a black comedy directed by Michael Lehmann and written by Daniel Waters. The award-winning film was about three teens named Heather who wreak havoc on their school. The leading women in the movie were Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, and Kim Walker. The film also starred Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Lance Fenton,

Cult 80s Movie ‘Heathers’ is Getting a TV Series
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General Hospital: Franco’s Problems Get Bigger

General Hospital fans know Franco has a lot going on right now. He’s stuck living in the past trying to find the answers he needs to make himself happy, and he’s not going a stellar job of it. He’s not making sense in many ways, and he’s not going to find things work for him if he can’t change what’s going on in his life. He is going to be caught off guard today, and we can’t be sure what might catch him. Is Liz going to ask him some questions that might take him a little bit off guard?

General Hospital: Franco’s Problems Get Bigger
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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3 Guest Judges Ru-vealed — Plus, Meet the Queens in New Sneak Peek

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3 Guest Judges Ru-vealed — Plus, Meet the Queens in New Sneak Peek
Sure, Nancy Pelosi can speak… but can she read?

We’ll find out when RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars returns for its third season on Thursday, Jan. 25 (VH1, 8/7c). As Ru-vealed today, the former Speaker of the House is among the 15 celebrities guest-judging the latest crop of queens opposite regular judges Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews.

Other Season 3 guest judges include Vanessa Hudgens (Grease: Live), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Kristin Chenoweth (American Gods), designer Marc Jacobs, Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), Chris Colfer (Glee), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Adam Lambert (Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show
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