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‘Station 19’: Boris Kodjoe To Recur In Season 2 Of ABC Firefighter Drama

Code Black alum Boris Kodjoe has booked a recurring role on the upcoming second season of ABC’s Station 19. Kodjoe will play a seasoned firefighter with a mysterious past on the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff. His character is returning to Seattle FD after some time away, bringing with him new skills, new perspectives, and an approach to the job that doesn’t always fall in line with the members of Station 19. Set in a Seattle firehouse, Station 19, from Grey's Anatomy creator… Read

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Pluto TV & Sony Strike Content Deal To Stream 200+ Movie & Classic TV Titles

Sony Pictures Television and free streaming TV service Pluto TV have signed a content distribution deal that will bring Bewitched, The Blob, Starship Troopers and more than 200 other “evergreen” movie and TV titles to Pluto’s library. The movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment and classic TV from Sony Pictures Television will be programmed across Pluto's thematically organized and programmed original channels. "Sony Pictures has entertained audiences for decades with… Read

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‘The Predator’ Reinvention Honors Original, Promises More Blood & Humor – Comic-Con

20th Century Fox kicked off Comic-Con’s Hall H festivities today with director/co-writer Shane Black and the cast of The Predator including Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes, Jake Busey, Yvonne Strahovski, Thomas Jane and Augusto Aguilera. The panel started with a reel and cast discussion about which iconic characters from movie history would be able to take on the dreadlocked jungle alien monster hunter. The discussion went on as the… Read

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‘Queen America’: Jennifer Westfeldt & Victoria Justice Join Facebook Series

Jennifer Westfeldt (Younger) and Victoria Justice (Victorious) have been cast opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones in the upcoming Facebook Watch series Queen America. Created, written, and executive produced by Meaghan Oppenheimer and directed by Alethea Jones, the dark comedy is set in Tulsa, OK. It revolves around Vicki Ellis (Zeta-Jones), the most renowned (and ruthless) pageant coach in the state, and the hapless Samantha Stone, who hopes Vicki can mold her into a… Read

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Disney-Fox: Post-Merger Executive Speculation Heats Up As Comcast Exits With Focus On Peter Rice & Dana Walden

The big bidding war for Fox ended this morning when Comcast pulled out, handing the prized 21st Century Fox assets to Disney. With the Disney-Fox deal already assured of regulatory approval with the divesting of the Fox regional sports networks and just days from a formal Fox shareholders vote on July 27, the attention is returning to what a combined Disney-Fox entity would look like. As Disney CEO Bob Iger said this morning, following the news of Comcast’s… Read

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Paris Jackson To Play Sultry Singer In Indie Film ‘The Space Between’

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EXCLUSIVE: Paris Jackson is continuing to make inroads on her acting career, and might even be doing a little singing to boot. She has landed a co-starring role in The Space Between, an indie comedic drama starring Kelsey Grammer and Jackson White. Rachel Winter, who produced the Oscar-nominated Dallas Buyers Club, is directing the pic described as a love letter to music and revolving around the record industry. Shooting is underway in Los Angeles. The film, penned by… Read

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Disney Wraps TV Upfront Sales With Double-Digit CPM Gains At ABC, Single Digits In Cable

Disney’s reorganized ad-sales efforts bore fruit in the upfront marketplace, with double-digit CPM gains at ABC and high-single-digit increases at ESPN and Freeform. The company did not comment on the results, but sources say revenue showed high-single-digit increases across the board on ABC as well as cable and kids. (The Disney Channels do not accept traditional spot buys but bring in significant sponsorship revenue.) Broadcast networks have announced healthy increases… Read

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Imagine Sets Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Helming Debut: ‘Rent’ Creator Jonathan Larson’s ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’; ‘Evan Hansen’s Steven Levenson Scripting

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EXCLUSIVE: In what shapes up as a stage-to-film transfer with iconic Broadway talent, Imagine Entertainment has set Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to make his feature directorial debut on Tick, Tick…Boom! That is based on the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the late playwright behind the smash musical Rent. The Tony-winning Dear Evan Hansen book writer Steven Levenson is aboard to write the screen adaptation. Miranda will produce alongside Imagine… Read

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Alicia Witt Takes Lead In Indie Feature ‘Modern Persuasion,’ Based On Jane Austen Book

EXCLUSIVE: Another Jane Austen adaptation is on its way. Alicia Witt is set to star in the indie feature Modern Persuasion, a modern adaptation of Austen’s Persuasion to be directed by Alex Appel (The Death of Alice Blue) and Jonathan Lisecki (Gayby). Witt's numerous feature credits include this year's Mississippi Requiem opposite James Franco and Topher Grace, 88 Minutes opposite Al Pacino, Two Weeks Notice opposite Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant, Last Holiday with Queen… Read

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‘Iron Man’ At 10: How One Film Set A Dominant Path For Marvel, Kevin Feige, Robert Downey Jr. & Jon Favreau

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Geoff Boucher, who earned the admiration of the geek set with the Hero Worship column he launched several years ago in the Los Angeles Times, kicks off Deadline’s San Diego Comic-Con with a look back at Iron Man, the film that distilled a superhero formula that would launch Marvel Studios to a $4.2 billion Disney deal and an unprecedented string of blockbusters in the decade that followed. Disney-owned Marvel Studios' geek influence is so profound that it is skipping San… Read

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New ‘Doctor Who’ Jodie Whittaker & EP On New Season, Inclusion & Hall H Debut – Comic-Con

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"It's a perfect job for any actor because even though there's the 12 previous shoes that you're filling, you're able creatively to make it your own," says Jodie Whittaker, as the 13th Doctor Who and first woman to play the Time Lord prepares to hit the stage in her Comic-Con debut this morning. "So, I think rather than feeling the pressure of that, I feel the excitement of that," she adds of her role and the new era for the BBC America series. The Comic-Con inauguration… Read

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‘Mayans M.C.’ Goes All In With New Trailer For Kurt Sutter’s New FX Series – Comic-Con

Just days before Kurt Sutter and the cast and creatives of Mayans M.C. take the stage at Comic-Con, the FX biker series hit the road hard with a new trailer this morning. Full of loyalty, guns, a new prospect in the JD Pardo-played Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes, trust issues, some Edward James Olmos and a Spanish version of the Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black,” the Sons of Anarchy sequel of sorts declares that once you are in, there is no out. The next chapter is set in a post-Jax… Read