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‘Game Of Thrones’ Tom Wlaschiha Cast In TNT Drama Pilot ‘The Deep Mad Dark’

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Game Of Thrones alum Tom Wlaschiha has been tapped to co-star in TNT's hourlong mystery drama pilot The Deep Mad Dark, produced by John Wells. In the pilot, written by Megan Martin and directed by Niels Arden Oplev, Wlaschiha will play the mysterious character of Joda. When Joda appears in the field across from her building in Detroit's north end, Dr. Polly Lewis is amused. He clears the field with a machete, and she watches a weird encampment grow as others join him. Is… Read

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‘Pretty Little Liars’: Creator I. Marlene King Talks Finale Mysteries, Reunions & Alternate Endings

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details of last night's series finale of Freeform's Pretty Little Liars. By now, everyone who’s paid attention to Pretty Little Liars knows the big ugly truth: The evil twin did it. (And if you’re holding out and don’t want to know whose evil twin, stop reading here.) But were there other possible solutions or alternate endings considered to cap the seasons-long mystery solved in last night’s Season 7 (and series) finale? Was the… Read

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‘This Is Us’: Alexandra Breckenridge, & Jon Huertas Upped To Series Regulars For Season 2 Of NBC Drama

NBC’s breakout drama series This Is Us has handed out its first major cast promotions, making Alexandra Breckenridge, who has recurred as Sophie, and Jon Huertas, who plays Miguel, series regulars. Breckenridge was introduced in the second half of This Is Us‘ first season as Sophie, Kate’s (Chrissy Metz) childhood best friend and Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) childhood crush and ex-wife. In one of the major plot twists of This Is Us‘ first season, Kevin knocked on Sophie’s… Read

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‘Castle Rock’: Melanie Lynskey To Star In Hulu’s J.J. Abrams/Stephen King Series

Melanie Lynskey (HBO’s Togetherness) has been tapped as the female lead opposite André Holland in Hulu's upcoming psychological-horror drama series Castle Rock from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. Set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock, from Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, is named after the fictional town in King's native Maine that is featured prominently in a number of his novels, novellas and short stories. Per the producers, it combines… Read

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CBS News To Launch ‘CBSN: On Assignment’; Summer Primetime News Series Sets Premiere Date

CBS News will launch CBSN: On Assignment next month, a new primetime summer series featuring what the network is calling “experiential reports” from around the world by more than a dozen CBS correspondents. The broadcast kicks off Monday July 31 at 10 pm ET/PT on both CBS  and CBSN, the network's 24/7 streaming service. The new series will air on four consecutive Mondays and feature what CBS calls the streaming service’s “distinctive storytelling style.” Each hour-long… Read

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Series Finale & Aftershow: “A.D.” Mystery Solved; Cast Would Say Yes To Reunion – Update

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SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details of tonight's series finale of Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars. UPDATED with after-show comments Showrunner I. Marlene King says she’s known for a couple years where Pretty Little Liars was headed, at least with regard to the identity of the mysterious A.D. And at least one cast member knew: Troian Bellisario said during the one-hour PLL aftershow on Freeform tonight that she asked King for the solution two years ago. Bellisario… Read

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Craig Zadan And Neil Meron Sign With ICM Partners

ICM Partners has signed prolific film, TV and theater producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Zadan and Meron are behind NBC’s live musical franchise, launched by the highly rated The Sound Of Music Live!, which was followed by Peter Pan, The Wiz and Hairspray. At NBC, the duo has live productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and A Few Good Men coming up. In the long-form arena, where Zadan and Meron’s recent credits include the miniseries Bonnie & Clyde and the hit Steel Magno… Read

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‘Impulse’ Doug Liman Action Drama Pilot Picked Up To Series By YouTube Red

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EXCLUSIVE: YouTube's new subscription service YouTube Red continues to ramp up its original programming slate, giving a series order to its first drama pilot, Impulse, directed and executive produced by Doug Liman, for a 2018 premiere. The pickup follows series orders by YouTube Red to sci-fi drama Lifeline, produced by Dwayne Johnson and Studio71, the Dan Harmon-produced gaming comedy Good Game as well as a Step Up reboot. The gender-bending hourlong action-thriller Impul… 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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Google Hit With Record-Breaking $2.7B Antitrust Fine From EU

Google has been fined a record-breaking 2.4 billion Euros ($2.7 billion) by the European Commission after a seven-year investigation deemed the tech giant has been illegally favoring its own shopping service on search results. The penalty marks the biggest ever competition fine from the EC against a company accused of abusing the internet market. It doubles the previous record which was dished out to Intel in 2009 for $1.2 billion. In the ruling, the EC said the… Read

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Eileen Myers Inks Overall Deal With Sony TV, Sells Drama Spec To Showtime

Eileen Myers (Masters of SexMad Dogs) has signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures TV. Under the pact, which will focus solely on development, she has sold drama Queen Fur to Showtime. The pay cable network has made a premium deal for the project, which Myers wrote on spec and brought to Sony TV. Penned by Myers, Queen Fur tells the story of a plus-sized, promiscuous young woman in the South who runs guns for militias even as she pursues her dream to win the local… Read

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Fox’s Beth Miyares Joins Morgan Freeman & Lori McCreary’s Revelations Entertainment As Head Of Scripted TV

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Veteran TV development executive Beth Miyares, most recently SVP Drama Development and Production at Fox Broadcasting, has joined Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary’s Revelations Entertainment as EVP Scripted Television. This is a newly created position at the CBS TV Studios-based company behind the CBS/CBS Studios drama series Madam Secretary as it is looking to ramp up its scripted slate. This marks a return for CBS TV Studios for Miyares, who was VP Drama Development at… Read