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‘Hit The Road’s Jason Alexander On Making A Family Comedy Not For Families — TCA

Audience Network’s new comedy Hit The Road,  closed out today’s panel presentation at the TCA confab in Beverly Hills. Starring Jason Alexander, the comedy follows a chaotically dysfunctional family of would-be rock/pop stars traverse the country in a cramped second-hand tour bus, seeking Partridge Family-esque fame. However, unlike The Partridge Family series, Hit the Road may not actually be suited for families.”It is our job, and the Audience Network's job, to not let… Read

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David Letterman Talks The Changing Late-Night Landscape, His Talk Show Return On ‘Norm Macdonald Live’

The season premiere of Norm Macdonald Live featured a rare appearance from David Letterman. The retired host of The Late Show had a casual conversation with Saturday Night Live alum Macdonald, talking about his career and the current state of the late-night game — but there was plenty of time for the two to crack some jokes while doing so. There was no talk about the ’90s late night wars in the hour-long conversation that premiered on YouTube, but towards the last 15… Read

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‘Loudermilk’ Star Ron Livingston Wonders If Critics Watch TV Until Their Eyes Bleed – TCA

“When I came out here in ’84 I had zero interest in doing TV,” Audience Network’s Loudermilk co-creator Peter Farrelly told TV critics at TCA. Best known for such films as Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, Shallow Hal, etc.,  Farrelly said he was glad to make the move, to keep doing boundary pushing programming “Without question that's not happening in film any more,” he said. Though Ron Livingston plays Sam Loudermilk, the abrasive recovering alcoholic/former music… Read

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‘Wonder Woman 2’ Gets 2019 Release Date

Diana Prince has a Christmas gift for you — but you can’t peek for 2 1/2 years. Warner Bros said today that its sequel Wonder Woman 2 starring Gal Gadot will crash into megaplexes and Imax theaters on December 13, 2019. No director is set for Round 2. The studio had announced its DC slate at Comic-Con over the weekend, but no WW2 date was announced. Warners had staked that date for “Untitled WB Event Film III.” The flick has that date to itself for now, But Sony’s Masters… Read

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‘Mr. Mercedes’ Director On Tackling Violent Themes — TCA

The premise of Audience Network’s new series, Mr. Mercedes, based on Stephen King’s 2014 novel, promises to involve some violent material. The series follows Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again. During… Read

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Margo Chase Dies In Plane Crash: Chase Design Group Founder Created ‘Buffy’ & ‘Angel’ Logos

Margo Chase, graphic designer and founder of the Chase Design Group, died Saturday in a plane crash in Apple Valley, northeast of Los Angeles. She was 59. Also an accomplished aerobatic pilot, Chase was practicing sequence in an aircraft when the accident occurred, according to a statement from International Aerobatic Club President Mike Heuer. Patrick Dugan, Chase’s husband, watched from the ground as her plane crashed. She reportedly died upon impact. With her distinct… Read

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Olivia de Havilland’s ‘Feud’ Suit Against Ryan Murphy & FX Could See Fall Trial

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Less than a month after Olivia de Havilland sued Ryan Murphy and FX with a multi-claim lawsuit over her depiction in the now multi-Emmy nominated Feud: Bette And Joan, the 101-year old two-time Oscar winner today formally asked the courts for a trial to start by the fall – so she can be alive to see her day before Lady Justice. In fact, the Hold Back The Dawn actress wants a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to green light fast tracking the trial just four days before the… Read

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‘The Flash’: Tom Felton Won’t Return As Series Regular For Season 4

Harry Potter actor Tom Felton won’t be back as a series regular for the fourth season of the CW’s The Flash. Felton played Julian Albert, a fellow CSI at the Central City Police Department who suspected there’s more to Barry Allen than just his good guy reputation. The character will be written out of the show when Season 4 begins, according to EW, which first reported Felton’s exit. Felton played Draco Malfoy in all eight Harry Potter films. His TV work includes a… Read

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‘Chicago P.D.’: Tracy Spiridakos Upped To Series Regular; Jessica Camacho Joins ‘Taken’

Revolution alumna Tracy Spiridakos, who appeared in three episodes of the fourth season of NBC’s Chicago P.D. has been promoted to series regular for Season 5. Spiridakos plays robbery/homicide Detective Hailey Upton, who’s described as someone with killer instincts, humor, and smarts. Always clocking in overtime, she got her detective shield meritoriously on the heels of an undercover assignment that is still shrouded in secrecy, and as a result has had to prove herself… Read

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Fox Hit With $48M Lawsuit By Exec It Fired Over Sexual Assault Claim

UPDATED with Fox Statement: Francisco Cortes, who was fired as vice president of Fox News Latino for allegedly sexually harassing Fox News contributor Tamara Holder, has filed a $48 million lawsuit against 21st Century Fox, claiming that he's been made a "scapegoat" and a "Latino patsy" to help Fox "demonstrate that it aggressively handles sexual harassment complaints." Holder claims that Cortes tried to force her to have oral sex with him in February 2015 when the two… Read

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‘Bloodline’ Actor Owen Teague Joins YA Romance ‘Every Day’

EXCLUSIVE: Owen Teague has signed on to join the upcoming YA romance Every Day. The Bloodline breakout joins a cast that includes The Beguiled‘s Angourie Rice in the lead role of Rhiannon, Golden Globe-nominated actress Maria Bello,  Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Jacob Batalon and Justice Smith from The Get Down. Also starring in the project are Debby Ryan and Lucas Jade Zumann. Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by David Levithan, the story follows 16-year-old… Read

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‘The Unexplainable Disappearance Of Mars Patel’ Podcast Optioned For TV Series By Anonymous Content & Paramount TV

On the heels of the big sale for the Anonymous Content-produced TV series adaptation of podcast Homecoming, which landed a two-season order at Amazon with Julia Roberts set to star, Anonymous is taking on a another scripted podcast to television. Anonymous, along with Paramount TV under the companies’ first-look deal, have optioned the rights to the Peabody Award-winner The Unexplainable Disappearance Of Mars Patel. Also co-producing are Alix Madigan and Gen–Z Media. The U… Read