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"Sharp Objects" Alum Jean-Marc Vallee to Direct HBO’s ''Gorilla and the Bird" Adaptation

  • The Wrap
Big Little Lies” and “Sharp Objects” alum Jean-Marc Vallée has re-teamed with HBO for yet another limited series.

The director has signed on to direct and executive produce the network’s upcoming adaptation of “Gorilla and the Bird,” HBO announced on Monday.

An adaptation of the memoir by former attorney Zack McDermott, the series is described as “an inspirational tale of a mother’s unconditional love for her bipolar son.” Bryan Sipe, who previously collaborated with Vallée on the 2015 Jake Gyllenhaal-led film “Demolition,” is executive producer and showrunner on the limited series.
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Gina Rodriguez-Led ‘Carmen Sandiego’ Animated Series Gets Premiere Date at Netflix

Gina Rodriguez-Led ‘Carmen Sandiego’ Animated Series Gets Premiere Date at Netflix
Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? On Netflix in January, that’s where.

The streamer revealed Monday that its Gina Rodriguez-led “Carmen Sandiego” animated series will launch Jan. 18.

The 20-episode season will drop before the premiere of Netflix’s live-action “Carmen Sandiego” movie, which also stars Rodriguez in the titular role.
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Vin Diesel To Produce Cop Drama "Conway" at NBC

  • Deadline
Vin Diesel To Produce Cop Drama
NBC has put in development Conway, a crime drama about a brilliant detective from Vin Diesel, his One Race TV and Universal Television, where Diesel and One Race TV are under a deal.

Written by Jonny Umansky, Conway centers around St. Louis detective Cal Conway, who finds his world turned upside down when he wakes up from a coma with exceptional cognitive abilities. Returning to the force, he sets out to solve the city’s most complex cases but the discovery of a lethal side effect makes Cal wonder whether his new abilities are more of a blessing or a curse.

The series is inspired by a real world condition, affecting just 50 people around the world, who have survived traumatic brain injuries. In these rare instances, the brain responds to trauma in spectacular ways, resulting in individuals suddenly possessing extraordinary new genius-level talents and cognitive abilities.

Umansky executive produces with
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"30 Rock" Alum Katrina Bowden Joins "Bold and the Beautiful" as Series Regular

"30 Rock/link"] vet Katrina Bowden is returning to her soap opera roots with a series-regular role on CBS’ "The Bold and the Beautiful," TVLine has learned exclusively.

The actress — who made her acting debut in 2006 via a multi-episode arc on ABC’s now-defunct One Life to Live — will play Flo, a character who shares a past with Dr. Reese Buckingham’s (Wayne Brady). Her first episode is slated to air on Jan. 14.

Bowden appeared in all seven seasons of 30 Rock as Liz Lemon’s assistant Cerie Xerox. Additional TV credits include guest stints on Psych, Ugly Betty and New Girl, as
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Jodie Whittaker to Return as ‘Doctor Who’ in 2020 Amid Strong U.S. Ratings

Jodie Whittaker to Return as ‘Doctor Who’ in 2020 Amid Strong U.S. Ratings
Doctor Who” will be back on global screens in early 2020, with Jodie Whittaker returning in her groundbreaking role as the show’s first regular female timelord. The show was renewed by the BBC amid mixed overnight but strong consolidated numbers in the U.K., and strong ratings in the U.S.

British viewers tuned in in droves to the first episode of the current season. With 11 million viewers (consolidated), it was the second-biggest drama audience of the year and the best launch for “Doctor Who” in a decade in the U.K.

Overnight ratings declined steadily over the course of the series,
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Tom DeLonge Paranormal Series "Strange Times" in Development at TBS (Exclusive)

Tom DeLonge Paranormal Series
Former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge left the hugely successful band in 2015 in part to explore other opportunities, including his interest in aliens and the paranormal. His passion resulted in the acclaimed graphic novel, “Strange Times,” which is now being turned into a series for TBS.

The series, which Variety can exclusively announce is being put into development, will be written and executive produced by Aaron Karo. DeLonge, The Cartel’s Stan Spry and Jeff Holland and Strike Entertainment’s Russell Binder will serve as executive producers.

DeLonge, who played guitar in Blink and fronted his own band, Angels and Airwaves,
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"Power" Shuts Down Production After Crew Member Killed

  • Variety
The Starz series “Power” has shut down production after an on-set accident led to the death of a production assistant early Monday morning.

Pedro Jimenez was setting up traffic cones for a shoot in Brooklyn at approximately 4:30 Am ET when he was struck by an SUV. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our ‘Power’ family,” a Starz spokesperson said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with Mr. Jimenez’ family as we work to fully understand what has happened.”

It is unknown at this time precisely how long the production shut down will last. “Power” is currently in production on its sixth season.

More to come…
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NBCU’s Reality Streaming Service Hayu Launches in Three New Territories (Exclusive)

It’s easier to keep up with the Kardashians in the Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg after NBCUniversal launched its reality-tv streaming service, hayu, in those countries Tuesday.

The service went live with about 6,000 episodes of unscripted fare from NBCUniversal’s lineup, including “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” “Made in Chelsea” and “The Real Housewives” and “Million Dollar Listing” franchises. The launch in the three Benelux countries brings to 11 the number of territories where hayu is available. Recent rollouts for the service include in Canada.

“The Netherlands has always been a strong market for reality TV, and we’re really
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DC's Legends of Tomorrow Proved It's in a League of Its Own with a Cosmically Fun Finale

I'm not saying anything new by declaring DC's Legends of Tomorrow to be the best superhero show on TV (because it is). However, Monday's bizarre fall finale proved that the time-traveling CW series has transcended the Arrowverse -- hence why it's been left out of this year's crossover event -- and

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The Voice Top 8 Performance Recap: Which Singers Sounded Finals-Bound?

The Voice Top 8 Performance Recap: Which Singers Sounded Finals-Bound?
Believe it or not, there was some business to attend to on The Voice Monday besides Adam Levine more or less totally ignoring the #AdamSucks backlash that erupted after he played favorites with his team members during the Top 10 Results Show. The remaining eight singers — including the now-recovered Reagan Strange — performed twice in hopes of surviving Tuesday’s Semifinals bloodbath and advancing to the Finals. Which of them sounded like they were going to be put through — and which of them were likely to get through regardless of how they sounded? Read on, and we’ll discuss.

Sarah Grace (Team
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Samurai Champloo

When it comes to anime creations, Sumarai Champloo is considered one of the greatest all time. If you are not a true anime fan, this read may be a little slow for you, but if you are an anime fan, and even better, if you are familiar with Samurai Champloo, then you will likely get a rush out of some of the things revealed in this short write up on Samurai Champloo. Because of the acclaim that this particular anime has received, we decided to create a list of 10 things that you will likely not know about this series

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Samurai Champloo
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Where to Watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

You know the Christmas season is truly upon us when it's time to tune in to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!

Based on the song the kids in your life will no doubt learn in school and then annoyingly sing on repeat for the rest of the month, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer tells the triumphant tale of

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Other Links From TVGuide.com Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
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The Voice's Adam Levine Responds to Favoritism Backlash: 'It's All Good'

The Voice's Adam Levine Responds to Favoritism Backlash: 'It's All Good'
Adam Levine had some ‘splaining to do Monday night. ’Cause as eager as we may have been to hear The Voice’s Top 8 perform, what really had us on the edge of our seats was the possibility of the coach addressing the upset that erupted in the wake of his emotional plea to vote for Reagan Strange, who had been too ill to sing for the Instant Save — over, it seemed, teammate DeAndre Nico, who had sung. #AdamSucks, cried Twitter — and we couldn’t disagree.

In response, the Maroon 5 frontman was shown discussing the matter in rehearsal with “his girl.
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‘Elseworlds, Part 2’ Recap: Batwoman’s ‘Arrowverse’ Story Begins

‘Elseworlds, Part 2’ Recap: Batwoman’s ‘Arrowverse’ Story Begins
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Elseworlds, Part 2” the second part of the 2018 “Arrowverse” crossover, which aired Dec. 10.

Arrow’s” leg of the “Elseworlds” crossover had a little more to think about than “The Flash’s,” mainly because it served as the first introduction to Ruby Rose’s Batwoman. For that, it accomplished its job. Kate Kane aka Batwoman may not have been as prominent a character in the second part of the three-night, three-episode event as originally assumed, but brought with her a lot of intrigue and proved to be a story well to
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The Best Uses of Flo Rida Songs in Movies or TV

Looking at his bio it seems that Flo Ride kind of bounced around a little bit in college, flirting with the idea of an education, but eventually wound up returning to his love of music and the possibility of a career that would go somewhere since he’d been hanging around a member of 2 Live Crew for some time. After losing one of his sisters to bronchitis when he was young Flo Rida dedicated a lot of his time and effort to his music and while he did have a life in-between all that he’s still been all about the

The Best Uses of Flo Rida Songs in Movies or TV
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Arrowverse Crossover: 5 Best Moments From 'Elseworlds' Part 2 — Plus, Would You Watch a Batwoman Series?

With the Arrowverse crossover’s body swap/quantum leap firmly established, Monday’s Arrow kicked off with a cheeky new intro/voiceover, featuring The Flash star Grant Gustin as the archer. (There was even a shot of not-the-real-Oliver-Queen doing pull-ups at Slabside!)

“Elseworlds, Part 2” also introduced Batwoman and resolved a major “Olicity” relationship hurdle. Here, we highlight the best moments, with scoop from the producers on the twists:

Fight The Past | After falling prey to a serious hallucinogenic at Arkham Asylum, Oliver and Barry see each other as the Reverse-Flash and Malcolm Merlyn, respectively. Although both heroes have had their fair share of enemies,
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Michael Uslan’s U2K Becomes Asia-Hollywood Formats Pipeline (Exclusive)

Michael and David Uslan, the father and son producing team with credits that include “The Dark Knight” and “Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch” have struck a cluster of deals that makes them a two-way conduit for TV formats between Hollywood and Asia.

U2K, a company that includes the Uslans and Jon Karas, has recently struck deals with top rights owners in China, India and South Korea to bring their content to Western audiences.

And, with the purpose of taking content from West to East, U2K has struck a first-look deal with Renegade 83. The Sherman Oaks-based
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke is another surprise character that seemed to come out of nowhere and simply mystified people at the same time she was enchanting them. Since her meteoric rise, and it’s been just that without a doubt, she’s become something of a media icon and someone that you can’t help looking at whenever she shows up since she is quite lovely and in some ways very alluring. The roles she’s taken on during her career thus far have been quite diverse if you really look at them since in Game of Thrones her character has taken on a startling transition

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Emilia Clarke
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Sophia Bush Calls Out One Tree Hill Producers for Taking Advantage of Cast's Personal Lives

The flash-in-the-pan romance between Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray during filming of One Tree Hill was hard to ignore even if you were only a casual fan of the WB-turned-CW show. The co-stars dated during the early seasons of One Tree Hill and married in 2005... before calling it quits just

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Other Links From TVGuide.com Sophia BushChad Michael MurrayMark SchwahnOne Tree HillChicago P.D.
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James Corden Isn’t Hosting 2019 Grammys, But CBS Is Eyeing His Producer, Ben Winston (Exclusive)

James Corden Isn’t Hosting 2019 Grammys, But CBS Is Eyeing His Producer, Ben Winston (Exclusive)
James Corden will not be returning as the host of the Grammy Awards this year, Variety has confirmed, although a source close to the situation says that “Late Late Show” show producer Ben Winston is being considered as a successor to longtime executive producer Ken Ehrlich and will work on the 2019 show in an expanded role. Winston has already worked with Ehrlich as a producer on the past two Grammy Awards telecasts, which Corden hosted.

The source emphasized that there is no long-term commitment between the show and Winston. It is unusual for a producer so closely associated with a
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