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Hannah Emily Anderson & Brittany Allen To Star In ‘What Keeps You Alive’; Antonio Marziale Cast In ‘Alex Strangelove’

Hannah Emily Anderson and Brittany Allen, both set to appear in the upcoming Saw sequel Jigsaw, will star in Colin Minihan’s dark thriller What Keeps You Alive. The film pits a female married couple against one another during their one year anniversary. Martha MacIsaac (Superbad) and Joey Klein (12 Monkeys) round out the cast in the pic, which is produced by Kurtis David Harder, Chris Ball, Ben Knechtel and Minihan with financing from Digital Interference. Allen is repped… Read

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‘Halt And Catch Fire’ Sets Season 4 Premiere Date; Unveils Teaser

AMC has slotted Saturday, August 19, 9 PM for the two-hour premiere of the fourth and final season of its period drama series Halt and Catch Fire. The network also released a first-look teaser above. Created by Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers, Halt and Catch Fire chronicles the tech industry and the birth of the Internet in the 1980s and early 1990s. The final season will see the characters navigating the early days of the Internet and web browsers… Read

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‘Ninja Warrior’ Edges ‘The Bachelorette’ In Demo, ‘Feud’ Improves ABC’s 10 PM Hour

NBC’s American Ninja Warrior is on a viewership upswing. In Week 3 of its ninth season, the NBC reality competition (1.5 rating in adults 18-49, 6.0 million viewers from 8-10 PM), logged its largest audience of the season (up +3% from last week) after building on its season premiere viewership in Week 2. With Ninja‘s demo delivery steady week-to-week, the series edged direct competitor, ABC’s The Bachelorette (1.4 in 18-49, down two tenths from last week, 5.3 million… Read

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Edinburgh Film Festival Pic ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’ Acquired By Cleopatra

Modern Life Is Rubbish

Cleopatra Entertainment has acquired domestic rights to Modern Life Is Rubbish, the music-driven pic helmed by Daniel Jerome Gill that recently had its world premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Freya Mavor and Josh Whitehouse star in the script from Philip Gawthorne. A 2018 theatrical release is planned. First brought together by their shared love of music, 10 years on Liam (Whitehouse) and Natalie (Mavor) have reached a breaking point. Liam, a struggling musician… Read

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‘The Oath’: Ryan Kwanten To Co-Star In Crackle Drama Series

Former True Blood star Ryan Kwanten is set for a lead role opposite Sean Bean in Crackle’s upcoming drama series The Oath, executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (Power) and his G-Unit Film & Television. In addition, Kwanten will serve as a producer on the series. Kwanten will play Steve Hammond, son of Tom Hammond (Bean) and the leader of a cop gang, The Ravens. A cool, pragmatic, reluctant leader with the mind and instincts of a shrewd tactician, Hammond is a… Read

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Skydance Trying Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ As TV Series; David Goyer, Josh Friedman To Adapt

Isaac Asimov Foundation Trilogy

EXCLUSIVE: The Isaac Asimov science fiction trilogy Foundation heavily informed Star Wars and many other sci-fi films and TV series, but for decades it has confounded Hollywood attempts at a straight adaptation. I'm hearing that Skydance, David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman are going to try to crack it. Skydance Television is closing a deal with the Asimov estate to try turning Foundation into a sprawling TV series. Originally published as a short story series in Astounding… Read

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‘The Blacklist’: Enrique Murciano Won’t Return For Season 5

We won’t be seeing Julian Gale in The Blacklist. Enrique Murciano tweeted that he will not be returning to the NBC drama series for Season 5. Hi guys sorry but @JonBokenkamp just told me I won't be coming back to @NBCBlacklist …. see you all very soon. https://t.co/FGf1bmBGjY — enrique murciano (@enriquetwiter) June 27, 2017 The Without A Trace alum recurred in the final four episodes of Season 4, including the two-part finale, as Julian Gale, an FBI investigator… Read

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Carlos & Alexa PenaVega Developing Two New Projects With IM Global TV

Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush) and his wife and business partner Alexa PenaVega (Destination Wedding) have teamed with IM Global Television to develop two new series – half-hour hybrid comedy Lex & Los in which they will star and executive produce — and La Vida, an hourlong drama with music. Lex & Los re-invents the classic variety show format by featuring it as a show within a show.  Carlos and Alexa PenaVega star as the title characters, described as fictionalized… Read

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Viacom Teams With Indigenous Media To Promote Paramount Network Shows

Viacom it turning to digital producer Indigenous Media to help generate some buzz around Paramount Network — the new incarnation for Spike planned for early 2018. The entertainment giant’s Viacom Velocity marketing arm will team with Indigenous to produce versions of its 60 Second Docs that promote Paramount Network shows. Fans often share Docs on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and Twitter. The minute-long productions will “reveal a fascinating untold story or… Read

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Netflix Orders 1990s Coming-Of-Age Dramedy Series ‘Everything Sucks!’

Netflix continues to tap into 1990s nostalgia with a ten-episode series order to Everything Sucks!, a half-hour dramedy from writers Ben York Jones (Like Crazy) and Michael Mohan (Save the Date) and producers Midnight Radio, for premiere in 2018. Created by Jones and Mohan, the series — a Netflix production — is described as a quirky, funny coming-of-age story that follows two groups of high school misfits, an A/V club and a Drama club who collide in 1996 Oregon. Peyton… Read

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Comic-Con: ‘The Orville’, ‘Ghosted’ & ‘The Gifted’ Part Of 20th Century Fox TV’s Footprint At Fan Confab

Twentieth Century Fox Television is headed back to San Diego Comic-Con with eight shows including its new crop: Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi satire The Orville, the Craig Robinson-Adam Scott action comedy Ghosted and the Marvel young X-Men series The Gifted. Below is how the schedule of their exclusive sneak peaks and panel discussions are going down during July 20-22 at the San Diego Convention Center. THURSDAY, JULY 20: 4:45 – 5:45PM Ghosted, Room 6BCF – Robinson and Scott… Read