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‘Gamers Guide To Pretty Much Everything’ Best Series Debut In Disney XD History With Boys 6-11

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The premiere of Disney XD's Gamer's Guide To Pretty Much Everything became the network's No. 1 series debut in the network's 15-plus-year history (including Toon Disney days) with Live + 3 Day ratings, in boys 6-11 (398,000/3.3 rating). In boys 2-11, it was No. 2 (442,000/2.2 rating), behind only the 2012 launch of Lab Rats. Gamer’s Guide opener was the network’s third best live-action launch of all time in total viewers (976,000), kids 6-11 (522,000/2.2 rating) and kids… Read

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‘Castle’ Star Stana Katic On What Made Her Stay, “Cosmic” Season 8 And Her Future On The Show & Beyond

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It’s back to work day for Castle star Stana Katic, who today begins filming Season 8 of the popular ABC series. It was a busy three-month hiatus for Katic, during which she shot two indie movies, The Rendezvous and Sister Cities, and got married. In addition to playing the female lead opposite Nathan Fillion, Katic has added a new role on Castle as part of her new contract: a producer. In her first interview since signing on for Season 8, Katic talks about the decision to… Read

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‘The Nye Incidents’ Lands At YRF; Alien Invasion Comic In Works As TV Series

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EXCLUSIVE: YRF Entertainment has closed a deal to turn the 2008 comic book miniseries The Nye Incidents into an episodic drama, marking the production company's first venture into television. Written by author Whitley Strieber in collaboration with Craig Specter, the graphic novel centers on an obsessive but rational medical examiner who, investigating an apparent serial killer, becomes consumed with corpses that indicate the existence of extraterrestrial life. As she… Read

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Broadway Box Office Dips 5%, Hangs On SRO ‘Hamilton’ As ‘Lion King’, ‘Wicked’ Top $2 Million

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The dog days of summer have been sparked by July’s rare Broadway arrival of a new show with hit written all over it: Still in previews before its August 6 official bow, Hamilton continues to rock the box office at the Nederlander-owned Richard Rodgers Theatre. For the week ending Sunday, the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical registered $1.3 million in sales, up $14K from the previous week, with an average ticket price of $140.21. That take represented 112% of the musical’s $1.2… Read

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Comedy Central Sets Fall Programming Schedule

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Comedy Central has unveiled its fall programming schedule. South Park‘s 19th season premiere kicks it off on September 16 at 10 PM, followed by Comedy Central’s new animated cop series Moonbeam City at 10:30 PM. TripTank Season 2 debuts on Wednesday, September 23 at 11 PM. As previously announced, The Daily Show With Trevor Noah premieres Monday, September 28 at 11 PM. The third season of Nathan For You debuts Thursday, October 15 at 10 PM, and  original stand-up specials… Read

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‘Steve Jobs’ Set As NY Film Fest’s Centerpiece

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center has chosen the Aaron Sorkin-penned, Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs as the Centerpiece of the upcoming 53rd New York Film Festival, to screen on Saturday, October 3. The fest runs from September 25 through October 11. Michael Fassbender stars as Steve Jobs, the brilliant man at the epicenter of the digital revolution, in the film based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography. Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg… Read

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‘Neighbors 2′ Moves A Weekend Later In May 2016

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Universal has changed the release date for its Seth Rogen-Zac Efron Neighbors 2, moving the sequel from its original May 13 release date to May 20, 2016. That’s the weekend just before Memorial Day weekend, which falls during the span of May 27-30. Originally, Neighbors 2 was going up against Paramount’s reboot of Friday the 13th. Now Neighbors 2 will be vying for adults twentysomethings in a frame that includes Sony Animation’s The Angry Birds and Warner Bros. Shane… Read

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‘Boyhood’s Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Helm Jennifer Lawrence In ‘The Rosie Project’

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EXCLUSIVE: Boyhood helmer Richard Linklater is the frontrunner for the job of directing Jennifer Lawrence in The Rosie Project, I hear. That is the Sony Pictures adaptation of the Graeme Simison novel that Phil Lord & Christopher Miller just exited to helm the young Han Solo Star Wars movie. The film's being produced by Matt Tolmach and Michael Costigan. Scott Neustadter & Michael Weber wrote the script. The book focuses on a genetics professor with limited social skills… Read

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‘Sons of Anarchy’s Emilio Rivera Heads To ‘Badsville'; Monterey Media Gets ‘Sex, Death And Bowling’

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Emilio Rivera of Sons of Anarchy and Robert Knepper of Prison Break have joined the cast of Badsville, a drama set amongst gangs of rival greasers from director April Mullen (Dead Before Dawn 3D). The story, set in the eponymous town of Badsville, follows the TheBadsville Kings gang as they confront each other’s loyalty and rival gang The Aces, while at the same time discovering love, and trying to escape the town. It’s the debut screenplay for cowriters Ian McLaren and… Read

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‘Spider-Man’ And ‘Vacation’ Tales From Writer-Helmers John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein

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After a fast rise up the comedy writing ranks, John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein make their directorial debut on the sequel to Vacation. And they can finally admit they’ll write the new iteration of Spider-Man for Sony and producers Amy Pascal and Marvel’s Kevin Feige. DEADLINE: The web is on fire today with all these stories claiming they’ve confirmed you are going to write Spider-Man.  Deadline broke the news that you were getting the job, a couple weeks ago. Did… Read

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Sherri Shepherd To Return To ‘The View’

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I have learned that Sherri Shepherd has closed a deal to return to The View as a lead contributor for the upcoming 19th season. I hear she is expected to appear in about 50 episodes. The addition of Shepherd is part of The View overhaul this summer as ABC News is looking to reignite the veteran daytime talk show to its former ratings glory after a turbulent 18th season, the first without co-creator Barbara Walters. Shepherd was among the most popular View co-hosts of the… Read

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Andrew Howard Joins Marvel’s ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

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Andrew Howard is the latest addition to the cast of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., landing a major recurring role. He will play Banks, an authoritative and intimidating agent on the third season of the series, which began production this week. Howard joins series stars Clark Gregg, Brett Dalton, Ming-Na Wen and Iain De Caestecker. His other TV credits include Bates Motel, Hatfields & McCoys and an upcoming arc on TNT's new series Agent X. Howard is repped by ICM… Read