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'The Mighty Ducks' Television Series in Development

'The Mighty Ducks' Television Series in Development
The Mighty Ducks may take the ice again as a television series about Disney's underdog Minnesota hockey team is currently in development.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that while the live-action series is still a long way from firing knucklepucks, screenwriter Steven Brill – who penned 1992's The Mighty Ducks and the sequels D2 and D3 – and producer Jordan Kerner have concocted a new story about the ragtag youth hockey team.

As there is not yet a script for the project, it's unclear if Emilio Estevez's Gordon Bombay or any
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Did Kevin Spacey Cost Netflix $39 Million?

Did Kevin Spacey Cost Netflix $39 Million?
Did Kevin Spacey cost Netflix nearly $40 million? The streaming giant posted a banner fourth-quarter earnings report on Monday, but it included a $39 million write-down for content the company “decided not to move forward with”… and the “House of Cards” star immediately came to mind. A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to TheWrap the write-down was tied to cancelled Spacey projects. The story was first reported by Bloomberg. The Golden Globe and Oscar winner was exiled from the Netflix political drama following accusations of sexual misconduct in November. The streaming media and video-on-demand service later decided to bring the...
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‘What We Do In The Shadows’ TV Series Reboot From Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi Gets FX Pilot Order, Sets Cast

‘What We Do In The Shadows’ TV Series Reboot From Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi Gets FX Pilot Order, Sets Cast
A reboot of What We Do In The Shadows is in the works for the small screen. FX has given a pilot order to a half-hour comedy based on the 2014 mockumentary horror film co-written, co-directed and starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Clement is attached as writer and executive producer on TV adaptation and Waititi will direct and executive produce. Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen are set to star in the FX pilot, executive produced by…
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The Good Doctor: Will Yun Lee to Guest on ABC TV Show

The Good Doctor: Will Yun Lee to Guest on ABC TV Show
Will Yun Lee is coming to ABC. Entertainment Weekly reports the Hawaii Five-0 star will guest on The Good Doctor. The medical drama stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a new surgical resident with autism and savant syndrome whose incredible memory and keen ability to perceive spatial relations inform Shaun’s gifted comprehension of his patients. The cast also includes Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Beau Garrett, Hill Harper, Tamlyn Tomita, and Richard Schiff.
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‘The Resident’ Consultant Under Review Amid ‘Code Black’ Sexual Harassment Claims

‘The Resident’ Consultant Under Review Amid ‘Code Black’ Sexual Harassment Claims
Twentieth Century Fox Television is reviewing a sexual-harassment claim against Zachary Lutsky, a prominent Hollywood medical consultant who currently works on Fox’s “The Resident” and was the subject of a human-resources investigation while working on ABC StudiosCode Black,” Variety has learned.

“We have only recently learned of these allegations through an inquiry from a reporter,” said a spokesman for 20th Century Fox TV. “We are not aware of any claims made concerning his conduct on ‘The Resident.’ We take these matters seriously and are reviewing this.”

Lutsky served as a medical consultant on season two of “Code Black,” which is produced by ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios. Three sources close to the production told Variety that in 2016 Lutsky had already been informed that his contract would not be picked up for the following season when two female employees told producers that they had been subjected to continuous verbal sexual harassment by Lutsky over a
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Mark Burnett Revives Boxing Series ‘The Contender’ With Epix, Paramount Television

Mark Burnett Revives Boxing Series ‘The Contender’ With Epix, Paramount Television
The Contender” is back in the ring, this time on Epix.

Mark Burnett, MGM TV and Digital and Paramount TV are reviving the boxing competition series that ran on NBC from 2005 to 2009. The show revolves around an elimination-style competition among 16 boxers as they train and fight in the hopes of winning a six-figure purse and the title of “The Contender.” Several pugilists from the earlier incarnation went on to compete in world championships, including Sergio Mora, who took the Wbc Super Welterweight Championship title in 2008.

Eric Van Wagenen is executive producer and showrunner alongside Burnett, who is now president of MGM Television and Digital. Van Wagenen worked on the original series with Burnett. Sylvester Stallone was also on board the NBC version but there’s no word if he’s back again this time.

“Boxing belongs on premium pay television and there is no better home for ‘The Contender’ than Epix.” said Burnett
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‘Timeless’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On NBC

‘Timeless’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On NBC
The canceled-then-quickly-renewed NBC series Timeless has gotten a Season 2 premiere date. The sophomore season of the popular time travel series will debut at 10 PM March 11, following a three-hour premiere of the annual "American Ninja Warrior: USA Vs. the World" special.

Timeless will continue in its Sunday 10 PM slot following the previously announced second-season premiere of Steve Harvey-hosted Little Big Shots and the debut of the Neil Patrick Harris-led gameshow Geni…
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Has ABC Signalled Inhumans’ Cancellation?

Has ABC Signalled Inhumans’ Cancellation?
Bad news, Inhumans fans, it looks like ABC may have cancelled its fledging series after just one season.

Starring Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan and Ken Leung, Inhumans got off to a rocky start. Spectacularly launched in IMAX, the Marvel TV show failed to pull in the critical or commercial acclaim that shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or Daredevil did. Even the honor of being first TV series to air in IMAX couldn’t save Inhumans from a universally panned debut season, meaning that the writing was already on the wall for the show, however, ABC may have just sealed its fate.
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TNT Parts Ways With ‘Snowpiercer’ Showrunner Josh Friedman (Exclusive)

TNT Parts Ways With ‘Snowpiercer’ Showrunner Josh Friedman (Exclusive)
TNT has parted ways with Josh Friedman, the showrunner of the TV adaptation of “Snowpiercer,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Friedman was an executive producer on the project and wrote the pilot, which was shot last year. “Snowpiercer” was ordered to series by TNT earlier this month. A source close to the network cited creative differences as the reason.

The series, based on the 2014 Bong Joon Ho film, takes place seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland and centers on a small band of people who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Jennifer Connelly stars as Melanie Cavill, an important first-class passenger and leader who is fascinated by the less fortunate riders on the train. The “Snowpiercer” cast also includes Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand and Lena Hall.

Friedman had a great
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SAG Awards: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

SAG Awards: Biggest Snubs and Surprises
The Screen Actors Guild usually proves themselves to be creatures of habit: They reward the same stars, year in and year out — following their own patterns rather than setting any new trends.

But the night wasn’t completely by the books. Here’s a look at some of the award show’s biggest curveballs:

Surprise: “This Is Us” (NBC)

Admittedly, this race was a tough one to call: Good arguments could have been made for any of the nominees. But “Stranger Things” was a surprise win last year, and the SAG did it again, crowning the NBC tearjerker. The last time a broadcast series took home the trophy was in 2006 for ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Snub: “Stranger Things” (Netflix)

Speaking of “Stranger Things,” the Netflix series went 0-for-4 tonight. Nothing for David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, the stunt team, or the cast — depriving viewers of yet another rousing speech from Harbour and Winona Ryder’s facial
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Morgan Freeman’s Awkward Shoutout to Lily Tomlin Was The SAG Awards’ Most Unusual Moment — Watch

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Morgan Freeman’s Awkward Shoutout to Lily Tomlin Was The SAG Awards’ Most Unusual Moment — Watch
As Morgan Freeman began his speech on stage at the SAG Awards on Sunday night, he suddenly stopped. “Hey … I’m talking to you. Yeah, hey,” he said to someone in the front of the audience. “Okay, well you just stand out to me for me, that’s all!”

At the time, it seemed like Freeman was either flirting with someone in the crowd, or chastising an audience member for being distracting as he began his acceptance speech as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honoree. (Sites like TMZ assumed it was the latter.) Watch the moment in the clip below.

But backstage, Freeman revealed to IndieWire that he actually was thrown by seeing a familiar face: Lily Tomlin. “She’s a wonder in herself and I’ve always loved her. I see her and I say hello!”

Read More:sag Awards 2018 Review: Kristen Bell Puts Sincerity Over Self in a
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Sorry, but the Friends Movie Trailer Is a Hoax

Sorry, but the Friends Movie Trailer Is a Hoax
Unfortunately, Friends is not headed to the big screen. Over the weekend, a trailer featuring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer went viral on social media, leading some fans to mistakenly believe that the actors were returning for a Friends movie. The fan-made video, published Jan. 12, racked up nearly 4 million views and renewed interest in a possible reunion. Thanks to some clever editing, it appeared as if Aniston's Rachel Green, Cox's Monica Geller-Bing, Kudrow's Phoebe Buffay, LeBlanc's Joey Tribbiani, Perry's Chandler Bing and Schwimmer's Ross Geller were back in each other's lives after going their separate ways in the NBC...
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Big Little Lies Season 2: [Spoiler] Poised to Return

Big Little Lies Season 2: [Spoiler] Poised to Return
The following story contains spoilers about Big Little Lies‘ forthcoming second season… proceed at your own peril

When HBO officially announced last month that it was moving forward with a second season of Big Little Lies, the cabler noted that “most” of the main characters are expected to accompany Nicole Kidman’s Celeste and Reese Witherspoon’s Madeline back to Monterey. Apparently even the dead ones.

RELATEDWhy Big Little Lies Is Switching Directors for Season 2

TVLine has learned exclusively that Alexander Skarsgard — whose abusive alter ego, Perry, was seemingly killed off in the HBO dramedy’s Season 1 climax — is expected to return in some capacity.
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Tony Hale Brings His Drama Teacher to the 2018 SAG Awards and More Memorable Moments

Tony Hale Brings His Drama Teacher to the 2018 SAG Awards and More Memorable Moments
From playing Buster Bluth on Arrested Development to starring as Gary Walsh on Veep, Tony Hale has experienced a lot of success throughout his career. On Sunday, the Emmy-winning actor shined the spotlight on the woman who helped make it all possible by bringing his drama teacher Tina to the 2018 SAG Awards.  Tina and Tony go way back. In fact, she mentored the TV star throughout both middle school and high school. "He was always very talented," Tina told E! NewsGiuliana Rancic on the red carpet. "So, we knew that he would be somewhere like this, for sure." However, Tony remembered his early acting days a little bit differently.  "I was...
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about The Decemberists

One of the bands on the forefront of the American indie rock scene is, no doubt, The Decemberists. Hailing from Portland Oregon, this band has released seven albums so far – their latest is called What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World and was released by Capitol Records in 2015. Their lyrics typically focus on historical events or folklore. They are known for interesting live shows that place a heavy emphasis on audience participation. They have even been known to reenact certain historical events during their performances. In recent news, the band has decided to release a new album,

Five Things You Didn’t Know about The Decemberists
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The Good Doctor Recap: Everybody Lies

The Good Doctor Recap: Everybody Lies
Big little lies caught up with Shaun and Claire’s patients on Monday’s episode of The Good Doctor.

Previous RECAPThe Good Doctor Episode 12: “Islands (Part Two)”

Shaun’s case involved a Muslim woman, who was admitted to the hospital for minor burns to her arm. During a consult, she began having difficulty breathing, and was found to have severe lung inflammation. This didn’t line up with her story about the burns resulting from a small kitchen fire. Shaun, Jared and Melendez performed a routine bronchoscopy, during which Melendez accidentally punctured the bronchial wall — or so it seemed.
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Genie Francis, ‘General Hospital’s Laura, Bumped Down To Recurring Status On ABC Soap

It looks like General Hospital fans will be seeing less of Laura Spencer around Port Charles. Genie Francis, who plays one half of the iconic couple Luke and Laura, has been dropped to a recurring status on the ABC soap opera. The General Hospital veteran did not to renew her series regular contract, bumping her to recurring status after she had been playing Laura on and off since 1976. She, along with Anthony Geary’s Luke Spencer made a couple that became a hallmark in…
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‘The Bachelor’ Recap: Arie Luyendyk Jr. Faces ‘The Bekah-ning’

‘The Bachelor’ Recap: Arie Luyendyk Jr. Faces ‘The Bekah-ning’
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “The Bachelor” episode from Monday, Jan. 22.

The fourth week of Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s televised journey for love marked the first week outside of Los Angeles and the Bachelor mansion, with him and his 15 remaining women traveling to Lake Tahoe.

The episode opened with a one-on-one date for Seinne, a 27-year-old real estate manager and one of few contestants of color still vying for the Bachelor’s final rose. The two went parasailing on the lake — while the rest of the girls jealously watched them from their cabin using binoculars. They also went to dinner, where they delved into each other’s past relationships. Luyendyk gave her the rose after she expressed her frustration of growing up not seeing love stories with people that looked like her.

Seinne, a Yale alum, is clearly out of Luyendyk’s league, which even he has acknowledged. Here’s hoping
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Supergirl Recap: Reign Claims Her First Major Kill (Plus, a 'Sanvers' Surprise)

Supergirl Recap: Reign Claims Her First Major Kill (Plus, a 'Sanvers' Surprise)
Monday’s Supergirl — easily the top episode of the season, and arguably one of the series’ best — took the concept of “toxic masculinity” to a whole new level, transporting us to a star that is literally poisonous to men.

RELATEDSupergirl‘s Amy Jackson Dismisses Drama Between Kara and Saturn Girl: ‘It’s Not All About the Love Triangle’

The Deo’s plan to retrieve a Kryptonian priestess from Fort Rozz hit a snag when the floating prison was discovered to be orbiting near a star poisonous to men. In other words, no one with a Y chromosome — a list including,
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The Top Five Jessica Chastain Movie Roles of Her Career

Jessica Chastain has had a very wide number of roles in which she’s excelled quite easily it looks like. Some of the roles she’s had that are listed below might not be recognizable as the movies they belong to didn’t do all that great in the box office or were there and gone in a very short time, but they’re still some of her best. She’s been performing since she was still a young girl and has worked her way up ever since. She has a love for the theater and can still be seen in stage productions now and

The Top Five Jessica Chastain Movie Roles of Her Career
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