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"Queer as Folk" Reboot in Development at Bravo (Exclusive)

A new version of “Queer as Folk” is currently in the works at Bravo, Variety has learned exclusively.

Russell T. Davies, the creator of the original UK series, is onboard the new project as an executive producer. Stephen Dunn is attached to write and executive produce. Nicola Shindler of Red Productions, who executive produced the original show, will also executive produce along with Lee Eisenberg of Quantity Entertainment. Digital Rights Group will also produce. Emily Brecht of Quantity is co-executive producing. Universal Cable Productions is the studio.

The original “Queer as Folk” ran for 10 episodes between 1999 and 2000 in the UK.
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"The Terror" Season 2 Adds George Takei as Consultant and Series Regular

AMC announced today that renowned actor, producer, author and activist George Takei will join the second season of the critically acclaimed, Ridley Scott-produced anthology series, The Terror, as a consultant and series regular. The network previously announced actor Derek Mio will star in the series as Chester Nakayama; Josef Kubota Wladyka (Narcos) will direct the first two episodes. Production is scheduled to begin in January in Vancouver. Season two will air on AMC in 2019 with ten episodes. Set during World War II, the second season of The Terror centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a …
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NBC Sets "Good Girls," "AP Bio" Returns, Premiere Dates for "The Enemy Within," "The Village"

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NBC is rounding out its midseason programming slate, setting premiere dates for new seasons of “Good Girls” and Glenn Howerton’s “A.P. Bio.” and launch dates for freshman series “The Enemy Within” and “The Village.” The broadcaster has also locked in starts for John Legend’s first season coaching on “The Voice” and the third season of Jennifer Lopez’s “World of Dance.”

The Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman-led drama “Good Girls” will return with Season 2 on Sunday, March 3 at 10 p.m. Per the official description, this year is “all about women dealing with the consequences of their criminal behavior” and “life-changing consequences” for Beth, Ruby and Annie.

The second season of comedy “A.P. Bio” premieres Thursday, March 7 at 8:30 p.m., bringing you back into the world of disgraced-Harvard-philosophy-professor-turned-Toledo-high-school-teacher, Jack Griffin (Howerton).
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"Van Helsing" Renewed for Season 4 at Syfy, Sets New Showunner

Syfy has renewed “Van Helsing” for a fourth season ahead of the Season 3 finale.

13 new episodes of the action-horror series will air in 2019. In addition, Jonathan Walker has come onboard as showrunner for the new season, taking over from Neil Labute.

The third season finale will air on Dec. 28.

“Van Helsing” airs on Syfy in the U.S. and on SuperEcran in Quebec, Canada. The series is available globally on Netflix. It stars Kelly Overton, Missy Peregrym, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Vincent Gale, Rukiya Bernard, Trezzo Mahoro and Aleks Paunovic.

The series is produced by Nomadic Pictures. Chad Oakes and
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"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Renewed for Seasons 3 and 4 at Netflix

Netflix has ordered two more seasons of “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”

The streamer has ordered another 16 episodes of the series, which will be split into two parts like Season 1 and 2. Season 3 and 4 will begin production in 2019. Season 2 is set to premiere April 5, 2019.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft. It finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.

It stars Kiernan Shipka,
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"Elementary" to End CBS Run After Season 7

"Elementary" is coming to an end on CBS, Variety has confirmed.

The procedural will wrap up following its upcoming seventh season on the broadcaster, which does not currently have a premiere date. All 13 episodes of Season 7 have been shot. According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, the network and producers came to the conclusion to end the show after it was renewed back in May.

More to come…
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The Five Best Songs from the Coco Soundtrack

Coco is one of the most touching tales to come along in the Disney stable in recent times and is one of the few that seeks to honor the traditions that it builds upon. Miguel belongs to a family that knows no love for music and hasn’t since their elder, Coco, turned away from it so long ago. Her father apparently abandoned her and her mother for a career and thus she grew to hate music and banned it within her family. Miguel however is the rare person in his family that loves music and is willing to defy everyone

The Five Best Songs from the Coco Soundtrack
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CBS News Faces New Challenges in Weeks Ahead

At CBS News, President David Rhodes has a series of important decisions to make that could affect the trajectories of some of TV’s best-known news programs.

As its parent company seeks to move forward from recent seismic events – the ouster of its former CEO, Leslie Moonves; a corporate probe into its workplace culture; and a near-showdown in court with the company’s controlling shareholder, National Amusements Inc. – CBS News has a number of challenges looming. Meeting some of them has been delayed by the recent corporate controversies, but Rhodes is likely to focus on new remedies in the weeks ahead.
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Europe, Hollywood Hail Landmark E.U. Territorial Licensing Agreement

Industries bodies and major companies in Europe and Hollywood joined on Tuesday to welcome a high-level European Union agreement that in large preserves producers’ ability to sell movies and TV shows on an exclusive territory-by-territory basis.

But the battle is not over to protect this backbone of film-tv business in Europe, warn the same 18 mainly European trade organizations which also include the Motion Picture Assn. (Mpa), representing the interests of Hollywood’s major studios.

Recognition of territorial licensing came last Thursday in an E.U. pact over an upcoming Online Broadcasting Directive ruling on the so-called Country of Origin principle. This would allow E.
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There's a Queer as Folk Reboot in the Works at Bravo

Bravo is developing a reboot of Queer as Folk, the groundbreaking drama series that ran for five seasons on Showtime in the early '00s, TV Guide has confirmed.

This will be the third version of the series, which follows the lives and relationships of a group of young gay men. The first was a British

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick has been around for a while and has been committed to acting since she was a young girl. But in truth she’s the kind of actress that you either like or just don’t think about since hating her seems just about as petty as it would for many actors. She puts in a decent to very good performance no matter what she’s in and is schooled enough that she can make people like her or not. But there are those times when it seems as though she’s not fully into her part and might be phoning it in

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Anna Kendrick
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Queer as Folk Reboot in the Works at Bravo From Original Series' Creator

Bravo is aiming to introduce a new generation of viewers to Queer as Folk. Russell T. Davies, who created the original British series upon which Showtime’s popular adaptation was based, is executive-producing a reboot of the iconic drama for Bravo, TVLine’s sister publication Variety reports.

Described as a “modern take on the original British series that centers on a group of club-going friends who find support in the gay community following a tragedy,” Bravo’s new Queer as Folk will center around new characters in a unique setting.

Stephen Dunn is in board to write the reboot, executive-producing
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Hollywood Pays Tribute to ‘Trailblazer,’ ‘Pioneer’ Penny Marshall

Hollywood Pays Tribute to ‘Trailblazer,’ ‘Pioneer’ Penny Marshall
Stars across Hollywood are mourning Penny Marshall, who died Monday night at her Hollywood Hills home due to complications from diabetes, Variety has confirmed. The “Laverne & Shirley” star was 75.

Marshall first rose to fame playing Laverne DeFazio in the hit ABC series “Laverne & Shirley” before going on to become the first woman to direct a film that grossed more than $100 million and the first woman to direct two films that grossed more than $100 million. She was also only the second woman director to see her film Oscar-nominated for best picture.

Rob Reiner, her ex-husband of eight years, remembered his relationship with Marshall fondly,
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TVLine Items: Van Helsing Renewed, Jimmy Fallon Hosts Hamilton and More

Bad news for vampires: Van Helsing‘s hunt will continue on Syfy, which has ordered a 13-episode fourth season of the Canadian import, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Season 4 will air in 2019.

Jonathan Walker will take over showrunning duties from Neil Labute, who was recently announced as the showrunner for Netflix’s The I-Land. Labute will still be involved with Van Helsing, even penning three scripts for the new season.

“Having been in the writing room on Van Helsing since season one I’m excited to take the reins as showrunner from Neil Labute,” Walker said in a statement. “Season
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The Five Best Helen Mirren Movies of Her Career

Helen Mirren simply exudes class in many respects but she can play a woman that’s down and dirty just as well as she plays someone that’s entirely dignified. In a lot of her roles however one thing that is evident is that she likes some modicum of control in her roles and displays that in one way or another. There’s nothing undignified in most of her characters as she plays them perfectly and has been known throughout the years as one of the most talented women in show business as well as one of those that looks ruthless but could

The Five Best Helen Mirren Movies of Her Career
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‘Rashomon’ TV Series in the Works From Amblin Television

Amblin Television has acquired the rights to Akira Kurosawa’s acclaimed film “Rashomon” with plans to develop it as an anthology series.

Each season of the 10-episode series would focus on a singular event told from multiple points of view where each of the main characters provides a unique and different perspective of the event based on their specific and subjective point of view. Only by watching each of the episodes, and seeing the differing character’s perspectives, will the audience come away with the truth behind the mystery.

Amblin TV’s Co-Presidents, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, will executive
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‘Veep’ Star Timothy Simons to Develop Assisted-Suicide Comedy at HBO

Timothy Simons is staying in business with HBO.

Variety has learned that the “Veep” star is developing a half-hour comedy at the premium cabler titled “Exit Plans.” In the series, when assisted suicide is legalized in 2019, a man from California opens a small business helping people transition into death peacefully while struggling to keep ahold of his crumbling personal life. In short, he’s trying to figure out his life while ending yours.

Simons will write, executive produce, and star in the series with Will Graham also executive producing under his Field Trip Productions banner.

Simons has played Jonah Ryan on “Veep” throughout its run.
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Penny Marshall, Prolific Actress and Director, Dead at 75

Penny Marshall, who starred in Laverne & Shirley in the 1970s and went on to become one of Hollywood's most important directors, died Monday at age 75. The cause was complications from diabetes, TV Guide has confirmed.

Marshall, a native of the Bronx in New York City, got into TV with a turn on The

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Tucker Carlson Comes Under Advertiser Scrutiny After Immigration Remarks

A group of advertisers say they are pulling their commercials from Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson’s 8 p.m. program, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” after remarks he made last week about immigration.

The passel of sponsors includes SmileDirectClub, Nautilus Inc.’s Bowflex, Ancestry.com, NerdWallet, Indeed.com and Pacific Life Insurance.

Carlson sparked the controversy during last Thursday’s broadcast, noting that he felt immigration was responsible for making the United States “dirtier.” On his broadcast Monday, Carlson said he would not be threatened by the threat of sponsors backing out of his show. “The enforcers scream ‘Racist!’ on Twitter until
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Composer Thomas Parisch Discusses Creating A Uniquely Mysterious Score for Next Studios’ New Video Game “Iris.Fall”

As 2018 comes to a close, there is no denying that between film, tv, apps and video games consumers have never had as many options to be entertained. Because of the abundance of content being produced on a weekly basis a project has to be pretty unique to stand out in the over saturated crowd. A title that is continuing to do this is Next Studios’ new video game Iris.Fall. In case you haven’t heard of Iris.Fall, it’s a gothic, adventure puzzle game following young Iris as she awakes from a dream to find herself trapped in a mesmerizing world

Composer Thomas Parisch Discusses Creating A Uniquely Mysterious Score for Next Studios’ New Video Game “Iris.Fall”
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