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‘Watchmen’ Pilot From Damon Lindelof Ordered by HBO
The premium service has also committed to additional backup scripts for the series. HBO confirmed the pilot order and script commitment Wednesday, one day after Lindelof teased on Instagram that work had begun in the writers room on the project.
“Watchmen” is based on the landmark DC Comics miniseries of the same name by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The series, later collected as a graphic novel, was a serious-minded deconstruction of superhero comics loosely inspired by characters from the Charlton Comics library, which were owned by DC. Set in a universe in which the appearance of costumed heroes in the mid-20th Century had altered the course of history — leading to U.S. victory in Vietnam and a Nixon presidency that stretched into the mid-1980s — “Watchmen” followed a group of crimefighters investigating the murder of »
- Daniel Holloway
Jordan Peele Nazi Hunter TV Series in Works
Hot off the success of his directorial feature debut earlier this year, Jordan Peele is developing a TV series about Nazi hunters. The TV project, called “The Hunt,” is based on real-life events and centers on a group of Nazi hunters in the 1970s. A network is not currently attached.
- Ryan Gajewski
Rob Thomas Adapting Web Series 'I Mom So Hard' for CBS
CBS is looking to bring more women to its schedule.
The project, which landed at CBS with a sizable pilot production commitment, is based on the web series of the same name and revolves around two moms who show how their friendship gets them through being wives and mothers.
- Lesley Goldberg
‘Younger’ Season 4 Is Series’ Highest-Rated Ever in Delayed Viewing
In Live+3 ratings, the series saw double-digit increases in multiple measures, including an averaging adults 18-49 rating of 0.72, up 32% from Season 2. In total viewers, it averaged 1.3 million viewers per episode, up 29% from last season. Similarly, the series was up 31% in adults 25-54, women 25-54, and women 18-49. “Younger” also saw 2.1 million full episode starts on TVLand.com and the TV Land app, the highest in-season consumption in series history.
Created by “Sex and the City’s” Darren Star, “Younger” stars two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann and Molly Bernard. The series was recently renewed for a fifth season on TV Land.
It follows Liza (Foster), a 40-year old woman who pretends to be 26 in order to get a job. Now working under the prickly Diana (Shor), Liza has to »
- Joe Otterson
NeNe Leakes Triumphantly Returns To ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ In New Trailer — Watch
- Scott Baumgartner
Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler Teaming for Netflix Comedy
Netflix has ordered eight episodes. It follows a young woman named Nadia (Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City. The eight-episode series is set to premiere on Netflix in more than 190 countries around the world.
The series is co-created by Lyonne, Poehler and Leslye Headland. Headland will serve as writer for the first episode and Lyonne and Headland will write for the series. The series is produced by Universal Television, Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions, Jax Media and 3 Arts Entertainment, with Brooke Posch serving as exec producer for Paper Kite and Dave Becky as exec producer for 3 Arts Entertainment. The series marks Lyonne’s second Netflix-starring role, as she’s a staple in the successful emsembler “Orange Is the New Black.”
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
'Hollywood Masters' Series Sets Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart, More for Season 8
Helen Mirren and Patrick Stewart are among the top talent who will be taking part in season 8 of Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television's The Hollywood Masters, hosted by The Hollywood Reporter's executive editor, features, Stephen Galloway.
The join a lineup of participants that has included Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Michael Caine, Sean Penn, Amy Adams, Oliver Stone, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David O. Russell and Aaron Sorkin. Season 1 of the series currently is <a »
- THR Staff
Dick Wolf Drama ‘F.B.I.’ in the Works at CBS
The network has given a series production commitment to a new drama with the working title “F.B.I.” about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Shooting is slated to begin next spring on a pilot, with subsequent episodes set to film in the summer. The series is planned to premiere in the 2018-19 season.
Wolf and Craig Turk will serve as executive producers with longtime Wolf collaborators Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski. Universal Television, where Wolf is based, will produce the series with CBS Television Studios.
CBS is committing to 13 episodes for season one — an uncharacteristic move for the network, which rarely forges ahead on series without shooting a pilot first. The production commitment is tantamount to a straight-to-series order, which means that producers are moving ahead on casting »
- Daniel Holloway
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Series in Development at CW From ‘Riverdale’ Team
Sabrina the Teenage Witch could soon be returning to television.
The CW and Warner Bros. Television are developing a new one-hour drama based around the character for the 2018-2019 season, Variety has learned.
The potential series would be based on the Archie Comics series “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” which reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult, and witchcraft. The series is described as being tonally in the vein of horror classics like “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Exorcist,” and will see Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family, and the daylight world humans inhabit.
Should the project move forward, it would serve as a companion series to “Riverdale,” the dark reimagining of the Archie Comics that puts Archie and the rest of his high school friends at the heart of a »
- Joe Otterson
Jessica Biel on ‘The Sinner’s’ Surprise Success and Season 2 Plans
USA Network’s “The Sinner,” the small-screen adaptation of Petra Hammesfahr’s novel, has become the surprise hit of the summer. The drama has dominated ratings since its debut, taking the No. 1 slot in Live+7 numbers.
Even executive producer and series star Jessica Biel has been taken aback by just how strong a reception the show has seen. “Generally it never occurred to me that we’d have such great ratings,” Biel admits to Variety.
Biel thinks the show’s combination of high-caliber creative team and unique subject matter is what has led to the success. “It felt like something we’d never seen before,” Biel says. “The characters were an absolute dream for a creative and challenging experiment, and with a woman at the front of it all – and kind of an unlikable woman – it seemed like a good challenge and it seemed like something new.”
“The Sinner” was designed to be an eight-episode story that »
- Danielle Turchiano
‘Game of Thrones’: Fifth Prequel Series in Development at HBO
A fifth “Game of Thrones” prequel series is officially in the works at HBO, Variety has confirmed.
Bryan Cogman, who has worked on “Game of Thrones” since Season 1, has been tapped to pen a potential fifth prequel project for the network. It was previously known that four prequels were in development, though George R.R. Martin said that a fifth was also in the works. When Martin first spoke of the fifth writer being recruited in May, he said that apart from himself and “Thrones” experts Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson, “I don’t know anyone who knows and loves Westeros as well as he does.”
Cogman has worked on the show in various capacities over the years, most recently as a writer and co-executive producer. Among the episodes Cogman has written for the series are “Stormborn,” the second episode of Season 7, and “The Broken Man, the seventh episode of Season 6 which introduced the character of Lyanna Mormont »
- Joe Otterson
Sean Penn to Star in Beau Willimon Sci-Fi Series ‘The First’ on Hulu
Sean Penn will be making his first foray into series television thanks to a starring role in “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon’s upcoming sci-fi drama “The First.” The series, which will premiere on Hulu in the U.S. and Channel 4 in the U.K. and Ireland, follows the first human mission to Mars in the not-too-distant future. The character drama focuses on the astronauts who embark on the mission but also their families, loved ones and the people participating back on Earth. It also hopes to explore the challenges that go into interplanetary colonization. It was given a straight-to-series order on both. »
- Carli Velocci
The Good Place Season 2 Premiere Review: “Everything Is Great”…Or Is It?
The Good Place is back, y’all. After what seems like ages, the surprise NBC hit has returned for a second season, building off of one of the biggest twists of the 2016-2017 television season. I would advise you to stop reading now if you’re looking to avoid spoilers. But, The Good Place’s first season finale turned the premise of the show on its head by revealing (again, last spoiler warning) that they were all actually in the Bad place, and that Michael was an engineer of torture rather than a designer for the good place. From its hour-long premiere, you’d be hard pressed
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- Nick Hogan
The Table-Top Gaming System to Rule Them All
The gaming table to rule them all is most definitely for those that are serious about their gaming experience. Not only is it kind of spendy but it’s also a bit complicated in that it seeks to simplify and amplify your gaming experience in a way that you might not have thought possible. It has options that are out of control and extremely helpful to gamers and is accessible either standing or sitting. The designs are simply out of this world and the table itself is so versatile that it can be used as a gaming table or a regular
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The Sinner Finale Recap: Who's Behind the Mask? Plus: Cora's Fate Revealed
Warning: The following recap contains major spoilers from The Sinner “Part VIII.” Proceed at your own risk.
In the season finale of The Sinner, Cora Tannetti’s case takes a remarkable turn, giving the dreary “whydunnit” a (relatively) happy ending.
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After new evidence comes to light revealing that Cora suffered from extreme emotional distress (more on that later), the judge reduces the charge against her from murder in the second degree to manslaughter in the first. As a result, she is no longer facing a minimum of 30 years in prison but »
The Good Place Season 2 Premiere Recap: Hell Is Other Soulmates
What fresh hells does Michael have cooked up for Eleanor and company in Season 2 of The Good Place? Well, his evil plan (version 2.0) starts out with pairing each of them up with about the worst person possible.
Wednesday’s one-hour premiere kicks off with Michael trying to convince his boss Shawn that Take 2 on his “faux Good Place” idea will work out better than last season, with an all-new set of subtle tortures: “For example: All the coffee is from those little pods? Diabolical.” But Shawn still thinks the idea is dumb, and the other residents (all demons, too) aren’t sure about it, »
Salvation Finale Recap: Nuclear Option
Thwarting a coup of the United States government was not enough to keep Salvation‘s heroes out of harm’s way as Season 1 of the CBS drama came to a close.
Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
Armed with the bombshell that President Mackenzie indeed was poisoned but managed to survive and was being kept safe/hidden, Harris set out to un-install Bennett’s illegitimate administration and get Mackenzie back in the Oval Office.
At Darius’ suggestion — and with the help of Grace’s father, of course — Harris “kidnapped” Bennett, »
Lawrence O’Donnell Sorry For Leaked Video Of Off-Air Rants
MSNBC primetime host Lawrence O’Donnell had the last word on some folks in his control room late last month, venting first about someone talking in his ear about “a Labor Day rundown” then some apparent knucklehead using a hammer. Video of his tirade, spiced with no shortage of colorful language, was leaked today, and O’Donnell took to social media this afternoon to apologize for it: A better anchorman and a better person would've had a better reaction to technical… »
Big Brother 19 Finale: And the Winner Is...
After quite the divisive summer, Big Brother 19 crowned an equally divisive winner: Josh.
Josh's victory came at the end of a two-hour season finale which featured plenty of tears and lots of yelling by the jury about how much they dislike the top three. The episode kicked off with Paul, Christmas and
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- Sadie Gennis
How Did South Park Set Off All Those Amazon Echos in the Premiere?
We expected the premiere of “South Park” to be intense, but what the creators did was nothing short of brilliant. If you’re a fan and an Amazon Echo owner, you were the victim of a prank and your Alexa is going to have you in stitches for weeks to come. The kickoff episode for the 21st season pulled out all the stops in the hilarious episode that infused a series of Google Home and Amazon Echo alarms, funny shopping list items and voice assistants with reminders into the opener. Combining heavy with light “South Park” is the rave and there’s
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- Dana Hanson-Firestone
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