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CBS Gives ‘Murphy Brown’ Premiere A Five-Minute Bonus

CBS is giving Murphy Brown an extra five minutes for the revived series’ Sept. 27 premiere, the network announced today. The “extended” episode begins at 9:30 pm ET/PT, and runs until 10:05. (The hourlong S.W.A.T., will air in full immediately after Murphy, from 10:05-11:05; The Late Show With Stephen Colbert begins at its usual time of 11:35). CBS describes the debut episode as the return of the Murphy character to the news business following a brief retirement. “Amid a… Read

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FFFest Brings Female Perspective On Filmmaking To Downtown Los Angeles

The all-female FFFest, the Female Filmmakers Festival, has set its inaugural lineup, highlighted by the world premiere of Maverick, directed by Cara Stricker. The three-day screening and talk series will celebrate accomplished female filmmakers and empower women who want to break into the industry. It will take place at The Downtown Independent in Los Angeles October 12-14 and hopes to provide guidance, resources, and community for women filmmakers aspiring to break into… Read

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Beyond Fest Sets Programming, Opening With Gaspar Noe’s ‘Climax’

The Beyond Fest genre film festival has announced the full programming slate for its Sept. 26-Oct. 9 run at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The 2018 programming offers 46 features and 24 West Coast premieres, all screened as a fundraiser for the American Cinematheque non-profit. The festival opens with Gaspar Noe's Climax, starring Sofia Boutella, and closes with S. Craig Zahler’s crime-opus Dragged Across Concrete. A special highlight will be the triumphant return of T… Read

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‘Beetlejuice’ Musical Sets Broadway Premiere, Venue

Beetlejuice will begin haunting Broadway in March 2019 at the Winter Garden Theatre, producers said today. The official opening will follow in April. The premiere dates and venue were announced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman) and Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick). The new musical, based on Tim Burton’s 1988 movie, will have its pre-Broadway world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington D.C., with previews beginning Sunday, October 14 and… Read

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‘One Dollar’ Mystery Series Bows Teaser, First-Look Images From CBS All Access -TCA

The mystery series One Dollar showcased a teaser trailer and first-look images from the show today at the Television Critics Assn. summer presentations. The show bows on Thursday, Aug. 30 on CBS All Access. The trailer was revealed by Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access. One Dollar is a mystery set in a small rust belt town in post-recession America, where a one-dollar bill changing hands connects a group of characters involved in a… Read

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‘The Good Cop’ – First Look At Tony Danza Series From Netflix – TCA

The first look trailer for Tony Danza’s new series The Good Cop was unveiled at the Television Critics Assn. today, showcasing the actor as a lovable but not exactly honorable former NYPD officer who never follows the rules. The series kicks off Sept. 21 via Netflix. In the series, Danza plays Tony Sr. (Big Tony), a former NYPD officer who lives with his son, Tony Jr. (TJ), Josh Groban, a brilliant, straight-laced NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the… Read

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‘Ozark’ Season 2 First Look Trailer Explores Raised Stakes Of Drug Dealing – TCA

A preview of the second season for the Netflix drug cartel series Ozark is out, showcasing the struggles of Marty Byrdes and his family as they navigate life within a crime cartel. The trailer was unveiled today at a Television Critics Assn. panel featuring series stars Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and Julia Garner. The series returns on Aug. 31. In the second season, with Del out, the crime syndicate sends their ruthless attorney, Helen Pierce, to town to shake things… Read

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Eugenio Derbez Will Lead Amazon Prime Mexican Comedian Showcase

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Eugenio Derbez is returning to television with a six-part Amazon Prime original series, LOL: Last One Laughingthat will be available exclusively to Prime members. Derbez’s first TV gig in six years follows his Overboard movie with Anna Faris earlier this year. The Amazon LOL series will see Derbez lead an all-star cast of Mexican comedians from stand-up, character, improvisational and physical comedy, among other styles. The cast members will battle for a grand prize of… Read

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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