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Howard Dean: Donald Trump Is Our Brexit – TCA


GOP nominee Donald Trump can get away with saying he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose votes because people are really angry, said the politician whose candidacy was mortally wounded by a nutty scream during a speech. “This campaign is about globalization, about Brexit,” former Vermont Gov. and presidential candidate Howard Dean said at TCA, while promoting PBS’s eight-part series The Contenders: 16 for 16. “Globalization is wonderful for young people who… Read


‘Superior Donuts’: Darien Sills-Evans & Anna Baryshnikov Cast In New CBS Pilot

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Darien Sills-Evans (HBO’s Treme) and Anna Baryshnikov (Wiener-Dog) have been cast as regulars opposite Jermaine Fowler and Judd Hirsch in CBS' multi-camera comedy pilot Superior Donuts. After the end of this past pilot season, where Fowler starrer Superior Donuts was in serious consideration for a series pickup, CBS ordered a new pilot for the project with some character and casting changes. Written and executive produced by Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan and Bob Daily… Read


HBO Orders New Alan Ball Series, Extends Overall Deal With ‘Six Feet Under’ Creator

Alan Ball attends the premiere of HBO's "True Blood" on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 in Los Angeles. Season five of "True Blood" premieres Sunday, June 10 on HBO.  (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

EXCLUSIVE: Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball is returning to the family drama genre with a new project, which has received a series order by HBO. This marks the first project under a new two-year overall deal Ball has signed with HBO where he has been for more than 15 years. Created by Ball, the untitled series focuses on a contemporary multi-racial family: a philosophy professor, his lawyer wife, their three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia, and their… Read


Chandra Levy Limited Series From Lawrence Kasdan In Works At TNT

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EXCLUSIVE: The Chandra Levy case, which is back in the headlines this week, is the subject of a limited series in development at TNT. The project, executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), is co-produced by Sony Pictures TV and Turner. Keith Huff (American Crime, House of Cards) is writing the script based on the book Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery by Scott Higham and Sara Horowitz. Kasdan and Huff executive produce… Read


Anna Gunn Talks Starring In ‘Equity’, Working With Clint Eastwood & Rumors Of ‘Breaking Bad’ And ‘Deadwood’ Movies


When you have a television show as groundbreaking and zeitgeist-hitting as Breaking Badit is good news for the stars, as its Emmy-winning key cast members have been able to carve out new careers on the big screen. Bryan Cranston was nominated for an Oscar for Trumbo and currently stars in The Infiltrator, among many other projects. Aaron Paul has starred in Need for Speed, Eye in the Sky and Triple 9 to name three. Now it is Anna Gunn’s turn. The actress who won… Read


Marvel’s ‘Avengers 3’ Gets Official Title With Temp Name Hung On ‘Avengers 4’

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Marvel Studios has decided on a title for the in-development Avengers 3, making official that the film will be called Avengers: Infinity War. Avengers 4, meanwhile, has been given the placeholder name Untitled Avengers. Infinity War is the first installment of a two-part story that concludes with Untitled Avengers; the two films were announced together at an event in October 2014 as Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2. Their respective release… Read


The CW Developing ‘Blowback’ Thriller Drama From Justin Lin, Hannah Shakespeare, Michael Eisner & Intrigue

'Star Trek Beyond' film premiere, Arrivals, Comic-Con International, San Diego, USA - 20 Jul 2016

The CW is developing Blowback, a thriller drama project executive produced by Star Trek: Beyond director Justin Lin. The project, written/executive produced by Killer Women creator Hannah Shakespeare and also executive produced by Michael Eisner and Tariq Jalil, was originally sold as a spec to the CW late last season, coming close to a pilot order. I hear Blowback is now getting a boost with an order for two additional scripts by Shakespeare and a bible. The scripts have… Read


‘Conviction’: Daniel Franzese Joins New ABC Legal Drama Series In Recasting

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Looking alum Daniel Franzese is set as a series regular in Conviction, ABC's upcoming drama series from the Mark Gordon Co. and ABC Studios. Co-created by writer Liz Friedman and director Liz Friedlander, Conviction stars Hayley Atwell as Hayes Morrison, the brilliant but ne'er-do-well daughter of a former President who is blackmailed into taking a job as the head of New York’s newly created Conviction Integrity Unit. She and her team of lawyers, investigators and… Read


Democratic & Republican Conventions: 10 Most Memorable & Forgettable Moments

Khizr Kahn at DNC 2016

After two weeks of speeches, scandals and parties partying, it’s time to digest just what we took from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. There was no shortage of fireworks and fizzling from either side either week, but here is a collection of memorable and forgettable moments, lines and people. In no particular order — other than the first one, maybe: 10 to Remember Khizr Khan: The immigrant Muslim father of a Muslim U.S. soldier killed in combat… Read


‘The Apprentice’ Launched Donald Trump’s Presidential Bid, ‘Frontline’ Producer Says – TCA

NBC launched Donald Trump’s presidential campaign years ago when it debuted The Apprentice, filmmaker Michael Kirk insisted this afternoon at TCA, in case you’re looking for someone to blame. The reality competition series, which was hugely popular in its early seasons, “was far more important than we thought it would be,” in Trump’s political trajectory, said the producer of FrontlineThe Choice 2016, which is documenting the story of Trump and Hillary Clinton’s… Read


Animation Vets Launch Astro-Nomical Entertainment To Make Indie Toons

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Former ToonBox exec Jay Ahn and animation industry veteran Chris Henderson have launched Astro-Nomical Entertainment, a development and production company aiming to make high-quality independent animated family films. Its first project in the works is the feature film Mean Margaret, based on the children's book by Tor Seidler. Mulan co-director Barry Cook is in talks to direct, and IM Global will handle worldwide sales. Astro-Nomical will be backed by China-based… Read


Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Pens Strong Endorsement Of Hillary Clinton

FILE- In this Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, file photo, Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of the social network service Facebook, speaks during a panel session at the 41st annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland. It's been a year since Sheryl Sandberg came out with "Lean In," her best-selling manifesto for working women. Since then, over 1.75 million copies have been sold; the book’s out in 28 languages. "Lean In: for Graduates," out Tuesday, includes the original text enhanced with new chapters, many containing concrete advice for graduates. For example: How to craft a resume (and get rid of those typos!). How to handle a first interview. And how to negotiate a first salary. (AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron, File)

Joining a wave of business leaders mainly from the Silicon Valley tech sector but also from atypical corners including the auto industry and telecommunications, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg posted a direct and fervent endorsement of Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on her Facebook page last night. Her statement came shortly after the end of Clinton’s acceptance speech on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, which saw a litany of… Read