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‘Supergirl’ Casts Saturn Girl for Season 3
Saturn Girl is headed to National City for “Supergirl” Season 3.
Amy Jackson will play the latest hero headed to Earth. The role marks the U.S. debut of the Bollywood actress, who started her career as a model. This won’t be the first time Saturn Girl has appeared in a live-action DC series. Alexz Johnson played the character during the eighth season of “Smallville.”
Saturn Girl, a.k.a. Imra Ardeen, is a kind, strong-willed hero who uses her telekinetic powers to help those in need. She was born on Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, and arrives on Earth just in time to help Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) face one of her biggest threats.
The hero’s first appearance in a DC comic was in 1958’s “Adventure Comics” #247. In the comics, Saturn Girl is one of the founding members of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 30th and 31st centuries. She »
- Jacob Bryant
'Insecure' Director to Adapt Man Booker Prize-Winning Novel for Amazon Studios (Exclusive)
Matsoukas is developing the project as a series and will executive produce as well as direct the episodes. Teaming with her is James, who will write the script as well as executive produce, while Malcolm Spellman, a writer and co-executive producer on Empire, will be the showrunner and exec produce as well.
Seven Killings begins with the attempted assassination of reggae icon Bob Marley and explores its aftermath, looking at one vital »
- Borys Kit
Leslie Abramson Won’t Watch Edie Falco Play Her in NBC’s Menendez TV Movie
Leslie Abramson, the spitfire Los Angeles defense attorney who represented one of Erik Menendez in two sensational murder trials, says she will not watch Edie Falco portray her on NBC’s “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.”
“Oh boy,” Abramson told TheWrap when asked about true-crime TV movie. “I have nothing to say. Absolutely nothing. Goodbye.”
Before she hung up, she was asked “Are you going to watch it?” “No,” she said.
NBC and Dick Wolf Productions are betting big on Falco’s performance. »
- Susan Seager
Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey Joins Scream
Well that didnt take long, at all.
The horror drama’s brand-new chapter follows Dion (played by Rj Cyler), a football player who on track to score a college scholarship… until a masked killer uses his darkest secrets against him, turning his life upside down and making him question his own sanity.
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Ratings: Star Trek: Discovery's Special CBS Premiere Draws 8 Million Viewers
Pending adjustment due to NFL and thus 60 Minutes overrun, Star Trek: Discovery‘s special linear CBS showcase on Sunday night drew 8.2 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating in fast nationals.
Though exact numbers have not been made available, the new Trek also led CBS All Access — the exclusive home to the sci-fi drama’s second and all future episodes — to a record for subscriber sign-ups in a single day (eclipsing the previous mark fueled by this year’s Grammy Awards). That »
‘Star Trek: Discovery': 5 of Your Biggest Questions Answered
Major spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery’s” first two episodes. “Star Trek: Discovery” always had a lot to live up to. It’s the first new “Star Trek” TV show in over a decade, so it has to be both a new take on the franchise and a tribute to the original series. There’s over 50 years of canonical history to pick and choose from, but how do you do it without outright copying a previous installment, especially when the J.J. Abrams films have been just that? As the flagship product for CBS All Access, the network’s new streaming service, »
- Carli Velocci
Ed Sheeran, Migos to Perform on MTV’s ‘Trl’ Premiere
MTV announced today that the first guests on its “TRL” reboot will be British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and Atlanta hip-hop trio Migos. The first installment of the revived show will air on Oct. 2.
“TRL” will air live weekdays at 3:30 p.m. ETfrom MTV’s newly expanded Times Square studio. “TRL” is hosted by D.C. Young Fly along with the show’s “squad,” which includes Tamara Dhia, Amy Pham, Erik Zachary, Lawrence Jackson and content creators such as Liza Koshy and The Dolan Twins.
In rebooting the series, which was enormously popular in its initial 1998-2008 run, the network is making significant efforts to snare its young target audience. According to a press release, the show “will integrate linear, social and digital elements and bring teen passion points to life, while continuing to incorporate audience requests.” Clips from the main show will be immediately distributed to social media, supplemented by original digital segments, short-form »
- Variety Staff
Liz Dawn, Coronation Street's Vera Duckworth, dies aged 77
Actor, who starred in long-running ITV soap for 34 years, dies at home, her family announces
A statement from her family said the actor died peacefully on Monday night. “We are devastated and heartbroken at the passing of our much-loved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, the incredible Liz Dawn,” said the family.
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- Hannah Ellis-Petersen
Tony Booth, actor and campaigner, dies aged 85
He had been married four times and had eight daughters, including Cherie, who is married to the former prime minister Tony Blair.
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- Press Association
Harry Knowles Sex-Assault Allegations Prompt Staff Exodus at Ain't It Cool News
Several writers have resigned from the influential movie site Ain't It Cool News (AICN) after a woman came forward to accuse that site's 45-year-old founder, Harry Knowles, of having sexually assaulted her nearly two decades ago.
In a statement posted Monday to Twitter, Steve Prokopy, a Chicago-based writer who signs his reviews "Capone," called the choice to leave the site "a remarkably easy decision to make."
"I sincerely hope that the women impacted by any of these incidents have received all the support and strength they need to recover and heal," Prokopy said.
Eric Vespe, who wrote »
- Seth Abramovitch
TV Review: ‘Young Sheldon’ on CBS
“Young Sheldon” is earnestly trying to do two things at once: function as a mainstream family comedy, and fit into the realm of single-camera half hours, which tend to be a bit more character-driven than most shows on CBS. “Young Sheldon,” which depicts “The Big Bang Theory’s” Sheldon Cooper as a precocious 9-year-old in East Texas, doesn’t quite gel in either arena in its initial outing. But the premise and a few performances are interesting enough to give the show some time to find its way.
Without question it was the right decision to avoid the multi-camera format with this project. The Sheldon that TV audiences have come to know over the course of 10 seasons of “The Big Bang Theory” can be a difficult person (which is partly the hook of both shows). Despite the fine work of Jim Parsons as the adult Sheldon, the physicist — given his genius Iq and his unwillingness to conform »
- Maureen Ryan
The Mick's Kaitlin Olson Talks Season 2: How Will Mickey Rise From the Ashes?
If you’ve spent your summer fretting about The Mick‘s titular train wreck and her flock of yuppie charges, allow me to put your mind at ease — at least as far as the children are concerned.
Sure, the Fox comedy’s first season ended with the Pemberton’s mansion burning down (with all of Mickey’s money inside), but star Kaitlin Olson assures TVLine that where there’s a will trust fund, there’s a way.
“This is why we threw that line into the finale where Christopher said something like, ‘The kids are more than taken care of, »
The Blacklist Exclusive: Red and Liz Have an Awkward Father-Daughter Chat
Now that The Blacklist has revealed the secret that we all knew was true from the very beginning -- Red (James Spader) is in fact Liz's (Megan Boone) father -- where does the show go from here? How about a few pretty awkward father-daughter conversations?
In this exclusive clip of the Season 5
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- Tim Surette
‘Rick and Morty’: Season 3’s Penultimate Episode Perfected the Art of the ‘Inception’-Style Cliffhanger
“Rick and Morty” Season 3 has been defined by thrilling narrative risks (see “The Ricklantis Mixup” and “Morty’s Mind Blowers”), so it was a bit of a shock to see the show return to its more traditional A-story/B-story structure in its penultimate episode, “The ABCs of Beth.” The episode may have felt a little safe in terms of narrative, but it represented a huge milestone for Rick and Beth, the father and daughter whose tumultuous relationship has given the series one of its defining emotional arcs.
Beth took center stage with her own adventure in “The ABCs of Beth,” and the storyline acted as a payoff to the groundwork laid in “Pickle Rick” earlier this year. In that episode, Beth took the kids to therapy in order to help them process her divorce from Jerry, but the session ended up serving as a reckoning for Beth’s own disappointment with her father. »
- Zack Sharf
Lethal Weapon Season 2: Ep Teases Riggs' Mexico Mission, Murtaugh Milestone, Hilarie Burton's Return
Lethal Weapon‘s sophomore season opens in Mexico, because what would TV’s best partnership be without a little bromantic getaway?
“When we left the show, Riggs is headed down to Mexico to try to avenge his wife’s death with the head of the cartel, Tito Flores,” executive producer Matt Miller recaps for TVLine. “Murtaugh goes down to Mexico to try to pull him off the cliff, or pull him back from that.”
RelatedFall TV Schedule 2017: What’s on When? And Versus What?
But the older cop isn’t having much luck at the start of Tuesday’s season premiere (Fox, »
Empire Season 4: Where we left off and What to Expect
Since it first came to the small screen in 2015, Hip-Hop TV series Empire, could be relied on to deliver twists and turns that had the viewers reeling. The dynamics of the compelling Lyon family has evolved a great deal since its first showing. Cookie played by Taraji P. Henson was just out of prison while the three sons were jostling to assume their father’s role at the head of the record company. In the first three series the family divisions deepened with business disagreements, betrayals and shared dark secrets. We have seen shocking deaths, an ongoing bitter family feud
Empire Season 4: Where we left off and What to Expect »
- Nat Berman
Criminal Minds Premiere Exclusive: Reid Is Losing It
We have a sneak peek at the first episode of the "Lucky 13" season and it seems our star agent hasn't gotten back to the top of his game when
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- Megan Vick
Chicago P.D. Will "Feel the Absence of Lindsay" in Season 5
Detective Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush) might be gone, but she won't be forgotten.
When we last caught up with her in Chicago P.D.'s Season 4 finale, the seasoned Leo decided to take the FBI gig in New York City, leaving behind a trail of broken hearts -- namely Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) who was
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- Keisha Hatchett
‘The Vietnam War’: Why the Filmmakers Delayed the My Lai Massacre Portion of the Documentary
[Editor’s Note: The following contains a graphic image and disturbing descriptions of atrocities perpetrated during the Vietnam War that are discussed in Episode 8 of PBS’ “The Vietnam War.”]
Although Ken Burns and Lynn Novick had been taking a chronological approach to “The Vietnam War,” the filmmakers delayed the coverage of the horrifying My Lai Massacre, which occurred in 1968, until Episode 8 of the series, which takes place over the course of April 1969 through May 1970. IndieWire spoke to Novick to discuss how the series decided to handle the most shocking and incomprehensible events of the war.
“The My Lai Massacre happened in March of 1968, soon after the Tet Offensive [covered in Episode 6], so it could have been the next episode,” said Novick. “But we chose to tell the story of the events when the American public found out about it, which was in the fall of 1969, almost a year and a half afterwards. That’s when the photograph and newspaper article by Seymour Hersh came out and shocked the American public.”
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- Hanh Nguyen
TV Ratings: CBS’ ‘Young Sheldon,’ ABC’s ‘The Good Doctor’ Post Solid Monday Premieres
“Big Bang” prequel comedy “Young Sheldon” opened with a 10.7 household rating and 17 share, according to Nielsen, coming out of an 11.4/18 for “Big Bang” at 8 p.m.
Nielsen’s 56 overnight metered markets cover about 70% of U.S. TV households. More detailed ratings will be released later today.
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- Cynthia Littleton
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