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Courteney Cox Comedy ‘Charity Case’ Gets Fox Pilot Order

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A day after CBS handed a pilot order to a comedy starring Matt LeBlanc, Fox has given the pilot green light to a comedy toplined by another former Friends star, Courteney Cox. The single-camera Charity Case (working title), was written by former The Office writer-producer Robert Padnick. As has been the case with virtually all Fox comedy pilot orders this season, Charity Case already has a director on board, James Griffiths, who had been attached since the project was set… Read

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New Hampshire Primary Result Reignites Biden Talk For Hollywood Democrats

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EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Sanders' overwhelming victory over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary tonight has significant Hollywood Democrats feeling very shaky and advocating Joe Biden jump into the race for the White House. "He doesn't have deep ties in town," an industry power player said of the Vice President this evening, comparing him to both the ex-NY senator and the Vermont senator. "However, there are many many people who would jump on board in a nanosecond if he… Read

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Donald Trump & Bernie Sanders Win New Hampshire Primary, TV News Operations Perform Collective Happy Dance

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Democratic and Republican parties’ establishment choked on a large grain of sand in their spiritual spinach tonight at 8 PM ET when TV news operations called the New Hampshire primaries for self-funding reality TV star Donald Trump and Super PAC-shunning Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders immediately after polls closed in the state. TV news talking heads, on the other hand, seemed giddy over the yeasty way the 2016 White House race was shaping up. “Two years ago if I told you an… Read

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Showtime Taps Rolling Stone Articles For Docuseries Pilot

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Showtime is covering Rolling Stone. Actually, the premium cabler today confirmed that it has ordered a pilot based on articles from the venerable music and pop culture magazine. Showtime told Deadline’s sister publication WWD that it is moving forward on an untitled “pop culture-focused docuseries in the vein of Rolling Stone,” the Wenner Media title that will mark its 50th anniversary next year. The pilot will be produced by Left/Right, which also is behind the… Read

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Adam Campbell Cast In NBC’s Tracey Wigfield Comedy Pilot

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Adam Campbell, who recurred on the first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, is reuniting with the Netflix comedy’s creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock on their NBC pilot. Campbell is set to co-star in the project, written/executive produced by 30 Rock alumna Tracey Wigfield. The single-camera comedy centers on an already inseparable mother-daughter relationship that becomes more complicated when the mom accepts an internship at her daughter's workplace, a news program… Read

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Oscar Bait Fassbender-Vikander Film ‘The Light Between Oceans’ Dated For Next Awards Season

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DreamWorks and Disney have announced that Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans will be released wide on September 2. This is film that the town has been wondering about for some time. Some believed that the film was to be released last year, but stars Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander had films in the awards season race — with Steve Jobs and The Danish Girl, respectively. Production for The Light Between Oceans started back in September 2014 in New Zealand and… Read

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Johnny Depp To Star In ‘The Invisible Man’ At Universal

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EXCLUSIVE: Johnny Depp has been set to star in The Invisible Man for Universal Pictures, part of the studio's new production initiative to reestablish the classic movie monsters that is a cornerstone legacy for the studio. That effort is being led by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, who’ll produce. Universal’s first foray into the character was a 1933 adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel that starred Claude Rains as a scientist who finds a way to become invisible. The price… Read

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Bernie Sanders Books Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ For NH Primary Victory Lap

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Bernie Sanders is hopping back on a plane to appear on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and ABC’s daytime talker The View on Wednesday after his big win tonight in the New Hampshire primary. Minutes after polls closed in New Hampshire, TV news operations called it for Sanders in the Dem primary and Donald Trump among GOP hopefuls. It will be Sanders’ second jaunt to Manhattan in less than a week. Last weekend he took a short break from campaigning in the Granite State… Read

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‘Fast 8’ Will Ride With A New Female Villain

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EXCLUSIVE: In a time when females are stepping into superhero roles and Ghostbusters was remade with a cast of women, now comes word that the eighth installment of the Fast And Furious franchise will have a sole female villain. The script is not even done, but sources tell Deadline that newly minted Fast 8 director F. Gary Gray and screenwriter Chris Morgan are inserting a fierce female villain into the story. They are said to have their eye on a particular actress, too: C… Read

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‘Fuller House’ Trailer: The Tanneritos “Still Look Good” – Update

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UPDATED with full trailer: “Damn, we all still look good!” Those words spoken by Jesse Katsopolis (aka John Stamos) at the beginning of the first full trailer from Fuller House, Netflix’s reboot of the classic sitcom. Cast members Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber stopped by Ellen to drop a sneak peek of the clip that sees most of the Tanneritos reunited. Ellen DeGeneres asked the trio if we might see the Olsen twins at some point in the series, and… Read

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‘Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn’ Renewed For Season 3 By Nickelodeon; Creator Exits

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Nickelodeon has ordered a 14-episode third season of its live-action comedy series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn.  Series creator Matt Fleckenstein is stepping down as executive producer. Michael Feldman, who developed the comedy with Fleckenstein and served as executive producer and showrunner for the first two seasons, will continue in the same capacity. "Matt Fleckenstein has left his role as executive producer of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, and is staying on the show… Read

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John Ridley’s ABC Pilot ‘Presence’ Casts Marcus Anderson

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Marcus Anderson has booked a series regular role in Presence, John Ridley’s drama pilot for ABC and ABC Studios. Described as a stylish update of the classic detective genre, Presence follows Presence Foster (Stephanie Sigman), a former Army veteran who finds herself interacting with a widely divergent, and highly colorful cross-section of Los Angeles as she unintentionally begins a career as an unlicensed Private Investigator. Anderson will play Tre Davis, Presence’s… Read