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Syfy’s ‘Nightflyers’ Unveils Trailer; Team Dishes On How Series Differs From George R.R. Martin Novella – Comic-Con

UPDATED with panel details: The crew from Syfy’s thriller series Nightflyers landed at San Diego’s Comic-Con on Thursday and came equipped with a couple of sneak peeks at the upcoming TV adaption of George R. R. Martin’s 1980 novella. That included a trailer which dropped during the afternoon panel in the Indigo Ballroom. Martin, the author of the Song of Ice and Fire book series that of course led to HBO’s epic Game of Thrones, is serving as an executive producer. He did… Read

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Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who Is America?’ Debut Pratfalls In Ratings For Showtime

Oscar Wilde once quipped that "there is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about." Having generated a lot of chatter recently, Sacha Baron Cohen and Showtime may take The Importance of Being Earnest author's words as some cold comfort today. They may have to. Because, for all the hoopla around the debut of Cohen’s Who Is America? series, the 10 PM premiering satire offering attracted a pretty meager viewership on July… Read

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Reese Witherspoon To Host ‘Shine On’ Female Profile Series For Hello Sunshine VOD Channel On DirecTV With AT&T

After 2017’s Emmy-winning success of HBO’s Big Little Lies and the timely Meet My Mom on Facebook Watch earlier this year, Reese Witherspoon's female-focused Hello Sunshine shingle is about to put the Oscar winner's inaugural unscripted series on a video-on-demand channel with AT&T. Debuting on July 17, Shine On With Reese will feature on-location conversations, at home and on the front lines with the likes of A Wrinkle In Time director Ava DuVernay, the legendary Dolly P… Read

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Stephen King & J.J. Abrams’ ‘Castle Rock’ Sets Comic-Con World Premiere + More

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EXCLUSIVE: Castle Rock doesn't premiere on Hulu until July 25, but San Diego Comic-Con attendees will get a lot more than a sneak peek at the psychological-horror drama. The entire opening episode of the J.J. Abrams-produced series based on Stephen King's stories will be played for fans at the confab next month, I've learned. Additionally, the home of The Handmaid's Tale is planning a big Rock presence offscreen at SDCC. Abrams is working on the next Star Wars movie over… Read

‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’ HBO Documentary – First Trailer Out

The first trailer from the forthcoming documentary on comedian Robin Williams is out from HBO Documentary Films. Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind bows on July 16 on HBO, offering an intimate portrait of one of the world's most beloved and inventive comedians, Told largely by Williams himself, the documentary examines his life, career, and what drove him to give voice to the characters in his mind. The documentary promises never-before-seen footage and in-depth… Read

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‘The Fourth Estate’ Director Liz Garbus On The Plight Of Journalists In The Trump Era

Watching the 2016 presidential election play out, Oscar-nominated documentarian Liz Garbus was as surprised as anyone by the outcome, as Republican candidate Donald Trump took a surprise victory over Hillary Clinton. “All the predictors were telling us it was going to turn out one way, and it turned out another, and I think there was a moment in which storytellers were figuring out, what is our role in this new political landscape?” Garbus said in conversation with… Read

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New York Split Screens TV Fest Slate: Sandra Oh To Be Honored; ‘Snowfall’, ‘Younger’ Episode Premieres

Premiere episode screenings of FX’s Snowfall and TV Land’s Younger, retro-dives into creepy classics Twin Peaks and The Outer Limits, and in-person conversations with David Costabile of Showtime’s Billions and Jeffrey Wright of HBO’s Westworld are among the highlights announced today for the second annual Split Screens television festival in New York. Running May 30 to June 3, the fest will also honor Sandra Oh with its Vanguard Award and a special episode screening of… Read

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‘Good Girls’ Renewed For Season 2 By NBC

NBC has given a second-season pickup to Good Girls, its new midseason drama from The Family creator Jenna Bans. The series, starring Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman, marks the second drama renewed by NBC for next season, joining This Is Us, and the first NBC freshman series to get a Season 2 (unless the Will & Grace revival is counted as a new series). Boosted by The Voice lead-in, Good Girls has averaged a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.1 million viewers… Read

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Shania Twain & Jake Owen To Host Country Music Competition Series For USA Network

A star search for fresh country music talent in solo artists, duos, and groups will bow this fall on USA Network with hosts Shania Twain and singer-songwriter Jake Owen. Titled Real Country, the series has been picked up for eight parts that will film this summer in Nashville. The show is produced by Wilshire Studios, with Twain, Nicolle Yaron, Stijn Bakkers and Leslie Garvin set to executive produce. It marks USA’s return to the competition reality space where the… Read

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‘Last Outpost’ Hopes To Build Discovery Channel Audience With Ingenuity

Fans of souped-up monster trucks, airplane-converted survival pods, and other ingenious builds now have a television home. Backcountry builders Clint Greathouse and Todd Anderson are the team featured on the new series Last Outpost, a Discovery Channel show devoted to watching them create one-of-a-kind builds using nothing but recycled parts. It’s a survivalist mentality that marks the Alaskan tradition of off-gridding, where ingenuity and sheer determination are the… Read

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Winter Olympics Opening Film Voiced By ‘This Is Us’ Actor Sterling K. Brown

Emmy award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown from NBC’s This Is Us will be the voice of the opening film for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. The seven-minute film, Always Start With the Dreams, will be presented tomorrow at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT to start coverage of the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The film celebrates the world’s athletes coming together for the games. Brown stars as Randall Pearson in This Is Us and won the Emmy Award for… Read

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Netflix Sets Hip Hop Documentary Series ‘Rapture,’ Produced By Mass Appeal

Netflix plans a March 30 premiere for the eight-episode series Rapture, produced by New York urban culture brand Mass Appeal. The show goes inside the world of hip hop, featuring the artists Nas, Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2 Chainz and Just Blaze. A press release from Netflix promises the show will enable viewers to experience everything from “the artists’ lives with their families and friends, to sitting front row in the studio and… Read