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‘Deadpool 2’ Nabs Best Tuesday For R-Rated Pic; ‘Infinity War’ 2nd-Fastest To $600M

It was a great Tuesday at the box office, and school isn’t even out for the summer (5% K-12), though college is (78% out). 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool 2 scored the best Tuesday at the box office for a R-rated release with an estimated $12.4M, +4% from the studio’s reported $12M Monday. In addition, Disney saw Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War blast past the $600M mark, becoming the second-fastest movie to do so in 26 days. Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force… Read

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‘Barry’ And ‘Gotham’ Baddie Anthony Carrigan Signs With ICM Partners

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EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Carrigan, who plays NoHo Hank on Bill Hader’s HBO dark comedy series Barry, has signed with ICM Partners. Carrigan also recurs as baddie Victor Zsasz on Fox’s Batman series Gotham. Barry, created by Alec Berg and Hader, stars Hader as a low-rent hitman from the Midwest who finds himself drawn into a community of acting students while on a hit job in L.A. Carrigan plays a Chechen thug who happens to be a polished henchman with a heart of gold. HBO… Read

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‘Counterpart’: James Cromwell Set To Recur In Season 2 Of Starz Series

Emmy winner and Oscar nominee James Cromwell (American Horror Story) is set for a major recurring role opposite J.K. Simmons in Season 2 of Starz's spy thriller Counterpart. Cromwell will play Yanek, the enigmatic warden of Echo, an underground facility where Howard (Simmons) finds himself fighting for his life. Created, written, and executive produced by Justin Marks, Counterpart is about a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence. It stars… Read

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Mike Epps Cast In ‘Troupe Zero’ Movie From Amazon Studios

EXCLUSIVE: Mike Epps has been added to the cast of Amazon Studios Troupe Zero, joining Viola Davis, Allison Janney, Jim Gaffigan and Mckenna Grace.  Bert & Bertie are directing the film from a script by Beasts of the Southern Wild scribe Lucy Alibar. Epps will play Dwayne Boudraux in the film, which is begin produced by Todd Black. Filming will take place in New Orleans. Epps, who recently appeared in Acts of Violence opposite Bruce Willis and Eli Roth’s Death Wish also… Read

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Christina Hendricks Eyes Directing Move After Success Of Edgy Crime Drama ‘Good Girls’

Christina Hendricks is best known for playing Joan Holloway in AMC's Mad Men, a role that earned her six Emmy Award nominations. However, since the end of the period drama in 2015, the Knoxville, Tennessee-born actor has been keen to spread her wings, and her latest role is as one of the leads in female-driven heist comedy Good GirlsIn the NBC show, which was created by The Family's Jenna Bans, she plays Beth Boland, a suburban housewife, who, along with her sister and… Read

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‘Roseanne’ Slips But Tops Night In Revival’s First-Season Wrap

Roseanne revival wraps its “first” season as Tuesday's No. 1 TV series for all eight of its original airings in the demo. But the comedy series fell to a season low in the metric with Tuesday night’s season so-long, marking ABC’s first Tuesday demo loss since the Conner family re-joined the lineup. NBC Tuesday win was fueled by The Voice finale (1.5 demo rating, 8.71 million viewers) which won the 9-11 PM slot among Big 4 competitors by 67% and clocked its best demo… Read

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Univision Will Hand CEO Reins To Former Telemundo Exec: Reports

Vince Sadusky, a broadcasting veteran and former Telemundo executive, is set to replace Randy Falco as CEO of Univision. The Hispanic media company declined to comment on reports in the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg that Sadusky will step into the role as early as next week. Falco, an NBC veteran who arrived at Univision in 2011, recently announced his plan to retire at the end of 2018. That news marked an abrupt shift from the announcement a couple of months earlier… Read

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‘The Fosters’ Spinoff Gets A Title; Jon Chu To Helm First Episode Of Freeform Series

Two weeks ahead of The Fosters series finale, its Freeform finally spinoff finally has a title: Good Trouble. The cable net also said today that Crazy Rich Asians helmer Jon Chu will direct and exec produced the first episode, which will begin production in the summer. The new series, which was announced in January, will follow Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) as they embark on the next phase of their young-adult lives in Los Angeles. "We're seeing… Read

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Jeffrey Tambor Back In Emmy Race; Netflix Submits ‘Arrested Development’ Role

EXCLUSIVE: Having been tossed from Amazon's Transparent over sexual harassment claims, Jeffrey Tambor is looking to jump back into this year's Emmys thanks to Netflix and the return of Arrested Development. With the first portion of a fifth season of the award-winning Mitch Hurwitz created series launching on the streamer on May 29, Netflix has submitted Tambor for Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Comedy Series just before the TV Academy's cut-off mark, Deadline has… Read

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‘Tell Me A Story’: Kim Cattrall To Star In CBS All Access Thriller Series

EXCLUSIVE: Former Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall is set for a lead role opposite Billy Magnussen in CBS All Access' straight-to-series psychological thriller Tell Me a Story, from Kevin Williamson and Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment. Written by Williamson, Tell Me a Story takes the world's most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama… Read

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‘Uglydolls’: Animated Franchise From STX Entertainment Lands At Hulu

Hulu is further expanding its library of family programming, inking a deal with Robert Simonds’ STX Entertainment for the Uglydolls franchise. The deal includes a 26-episode series order of Uglydolls to be developed and produced as an animated kids series for Hulu, as well as the exclusive SVOD rights to the upcoming animated feature film following its theatrical run. Hulu will be the streaming home to both the series and the film in the U.S., with STX retaining the… Read

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Summer Premiere Dates For New & Returning Series: 2018 Edition

The 2017-18 TV season is history, so here's our annual list of summer premiere dates for new series and new seasons of returning shows. The list covers hundreds of broadcast, cable and streaming programs bowing from late May through mid-September and some high-profile one-off programs like live awards shows. You can send any additions or adjustments to erik@deadline.com. We’ll update the post regularly as more dates are revealed. May 23: Explained (Netflix, new… Read