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grown-ish Renewed for Season 2

grown-ish Renewed for Season 2
Good news: Grown-ish‘s Zoey is heading back to school for her sophomore year.

Freeform has renewed the black-ish spinoff for a second season, the network announced on Thursday as part of the inaugural Freefrom Summit in Hollywood. Season 2 will consist of 20 episodes.

The half-hour comedy stars Yara Shahidi, who reprises her black-ish role as Dre and Bow’s entitled teen daughter Zoey, and follows Zoey as she leaves home and adjusts to life as a college freshman at the fictional Cal U. Deon Cole also reprises his black-ish role
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Freeform Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Cloak & Dagger,’ ‘Bold Type’ Season 2

Freeform Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Cloak & Dagger,’ ‘Bold Type’ Season 2
Freeform announced the premiere dates for much of their upcoming slate on Thursday.

Freeform will debut the two-hour premiere of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” on June 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series stars Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph as two teenagers from different backgrounds who are linked together through mysterious powers. The show is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC. Joe Pokaski, producer and writer of “Heroes” is the showrunner and executive producer. Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory from ’‘Marvel’s The Defenders” are also executive producers.

The premiere date for new drama “Siren” along with a teaser trailer was also announced. The mermaid series’ first episode will air March 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Eline Powell stars as a mysterious girl who brings trouble to a small fishing town. Emily Whitesell (“Finding Carter”) is the showrunner and executive producer. The story is
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Frank Darabont Sues AMC Over ‘Walking Dead’ Again

Frank Darabont Sues AMC Over ‘Walking Dead’ Again
Former “The Walking Dead” showrunner Frank Darabont has filed another lawsuit against AMC, claiming that an audit has uncovered more money that is owed to him from the hit zombie drama. The new suit, which also lists Creative Artists Agency and Dark Woods Productions as plaintiffs, seeks damages “in an amount to be determined at trial, but in no event less than $10 million.” “Having recently completed an audit of AMC’s accounting records, it is now clear that AMC’s wrongful conduct extends well beyond artificially deflated license fees,” the suit, filed Thursday in New York Supreme Court, reads. “AMC has used...
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‘Will & Grace’: Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner & Sara Rue To Reprise Guest Roles

‘Will & Grace’: Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner & Sara Rue To Reprise Guest Roles
Some familiar faces are returning to Will & Grace. Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner and Sara Rue will reprise their roles on the current season. Baldwin will return as Malcolm Widmark, Danner as Marilyn Truman (Will’s mom) and Rue as Joyce (Grace’s sister). Mary McCormack and Robert Klein will also guest star. No episode dates have been announced. They join other returning guests Harry Connick Jr., Minnie Driver, Leslie Jordan and Molly Shannon, Bobby Cannavale and Jennifer…
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Party of Five Reboot Is Happening at Freeform

Party of Five Reboot Is Happening at Freeform
Another day, another reboot! Party of Five is the latest series staged to make a TV comeback, as Freeform is set to reboot the the beloved '90s drama, E! News has confirmed. The network has handed a pilot order to the original series creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, who will be modernizing the drama by tackling immigration. Similar to the original series, the reboot will follow five siblings, the Buendias, who struggle to keep their family together after their parents are deported back to Mexico.  The original Party of Five, which ran from 1994-2000, starred Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, and Lacey Chabert (and various actors who played the youngest, Owen) as siblings...
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Karate Kid Based Youtube Series “Cobra Kai” To Be Faithful to the Movie

Karate Kid Based Youtube Series “Cobra Kai” To Be Faithful to the Movie
The fact that the Karate Kid YouTube series, Cobra-Kai, is going to be faithful to the original is pretty cool. So far I’ve been on the fence about whether or not this series will really be something worth watching. One would almost think that Johnny might have gone on his merry way and done something greater with his life than the Cobra Kai could offer, but apparently that’s not the direction the writers wanted to use. You might have gotten the idea that being choked nearly to death by his sensei would show him that this wasn’t the best course

Karate Kid Based Youtube Series “Cobra Kai” To Be Faithful to the Movie
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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3 Guest Judges Ru-vealed — Plus, Meet the Queens in New Sneak Peek

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3 Guest Judges Ru-vealed — Plus, Meet the Queens in New Sneak Peek
Sure, Nancy Pelosi can speak… but can she read?

We’ll find out when RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars returns for its third season on Thursday, Jan. 25 (VH1, 8/7c). As Ru-vealed today, the former Speaker of the House is among the 15 celebrities guest-judging the latest crop of queens opposite regular judges Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews.

Other Season 3 guest judges include Vanessa Hudgens (Grease: Live), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Kristin Chenoweth (American Gods), designer Marc Jacobs, Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), Chris Colfer (Glee), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Adam Lambert (Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show
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‘Bad Boys’-Inspired Series Starring Gabrielle Union Scores NBC Pilot Order

‘Bad Boys’-Inspired Series Starring Gabrielle Union Scores NBC Pilot Order
The untitled drama series based on Gabrielle Union’s “Bad Boys” character has been ordered to pilot at NBC.

Union will star as Syd Burnett, her character from “Bad Boys 2.” In the show, she has left the DEA and now has a fresh start in her new job as an LAPD detective. She’s partnered with Nancy McKenna, a working mom who can’t help but look at Syd’s freedom with some grass-is-greener envy. These two have totally different lifestyles and approaches, but they both are at the top of their fields. Union will also executive produce in addition to starring.

The project had received a pilot production commitment at the network in October.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime
There is now a movie about to be released on the Lifetime channel about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. I’m not sure whether to move on to the next article or simply say congratulations and leave it at that. On one hand it’s a blessed event that should be given a great deal of respect as people all over the globe that care about the union are overjoyed and giving their well wishes to the happy couple. But on a very different note it sounds more like a chance to glorify a couple that have already been made famous and

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime
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Andie MacDowell Joins BBC Three Comedy ‘Cuckoo’

Andie MacDowell Joins BBC Three Comedy ‘Cuckoo’
Exclusive: Four Weddings And A Funeral star Andie MacDowell is the latest high-profile Hollywood actor to join BBC comedy Cuckoo. I hear that MacDowell, who most recently starred in NBC comedy Trial and Error with John Lithgow, is boarding the comedy, which airs on online channel BBC Three, as Ivy. MacDowell becomes the latest U.S. star to feature in the Roughcut Television-produced series following appearances by Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg and Twilight's Taylor…
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Veteran British Actor Peter Wyngarde Dies at 90

Veteran British Actor Peter Wyngarde Dies at 90
Veteran actor Peter Wyngarde, who starred as flamboyant investigator Jason King in the iconic 1970s British police series “Department S,” has died. He was 90.

Wyngarde died in a West London hospital, his agent Thomas Bowington told Variety.

“Peter Wyngarde passed away peacefully in his sleep early evening Monday at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital,” Bowington said, adding that Wyngarde was “one of the most original and truly great actors I’ve ever seen and by far the most exceptional man I have ever met.”

Wyngarde had a long career on stage and screen but is best known as handlebar-mustachioed investigator King. He also appeared in classic series including “The Avengers,” “The Saint,” and “The Prisoner.”

The King character was an author and investigator in “Department S,” and in 1971 was given his own series, “Jason King.” The show was canceled in 1972, but Wyngarde continued to appear on stage and screen in Britain and internationally.

His movie appearances
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Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Talk Stolen Picture and Their First Series, ‘Truth Seekers’ (Exclusive)

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Talk Stolen Picture and Their First Series, ‘Truth Seekers’ (Exclusive)
British film and TV stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost formed indie producer Stolen Picture last year, and with their first movie coming out this year, a TV series in the offing, and a growing development slate, they talked to Variety about their plans to take their inimitable brand of comedy and drama to the big and small screen.

Pegg and Frost are both men in demand. Frost will be seen in “Tomb Raider,” Dwayne Johnson wrestling comedy “Fighting With My Family,” and stars in AMC TV drama “Into the Badlands.” Pegg has a Paramount project in the works, will star alongside Margot Robbie in thriller “Terminal,” and is finishing the delayed “Mission: Impossible 6.”

But now the pair say they are “breaking free of our past commitments” and “eventually everything will be Stolen Picture.” At one time Frost thought he and Pegg would produce only movies, but the world has changed. “In terms of
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Dylan Farrow Details Sexual Assault Allegation Against Woody Allen in Emotional Interview

Dylan Farrow Details Sexual Assault Allegation Against Woody Allen in Emotional Interview
Dylan Farrow detailed her allegations of sexual assault at the hands of her father, Woody Allen, in a lengthy interview with Gayle King that aired on Thursday’s edition of “CBS This Morning.”

Farrow, 32, recounted her story of being touched by Allen, her adoptive father, in August 1992. She also said she experienced other incidents of inappropriate behavior with her father, including him asking her to come into bed with him when he was wearing only underwear. Allen has once again strongly denied the allegations.

Farrow said she decided to give her first TV interview on the alleged assault that occurred when she was 7 because of the groundswell of public support for victims of sexual harassment and abuse. She has called on actors to shun Allen and his films.

“It was very momentous for me to see this conversation finally carried into a public setting,” Farrow said of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements. “Because I have
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Freeform Unveils New Logo & “A Little Forward” Tagline

Just a few days after the second anniversary of ABC Family’s revamp as Freeform, the network targeting “becomers” revealed a new logo and a new tagline in a new branding campaign launched at the inaugural Freeform Summit today. The new logo includes the letters Ff, which stand for Freeform (as well as Fast Forward, among other things), and the new tagline, “A Little Forward.,” on black background. For comparison, you can see Freeform previous, more colorful logo on…
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Will & Grace Recap: Wedding Hells

Will & Grace Recap: Wedding Hells
“I do,” said Will in Thursday’s Will & Grace. But, since the question was, “Do you want to go to your ex’s nuptials?” he probably would have had an easier time of it had he just answered, “I don’t.” Read on, and we’ll review the something old (flames), something new (Jack’s flirtation du jour), something borrowed (time until a scene was made) and something blue (all those cops) of “The Wedding.”

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‘Grown-ish’ Renewed For Season 2 By Freeform

Freeform has given an early renewal to breakout new comedy Grown-ish four episodes into its freshman run. The spinoff of ABC’s praised comedy Black-ish has received a 20-episode second season order. Grown-ish has been both a ratings and critical success for Freeform. It premiered January 3 as Freeform’s highest-rated comedy debut in nearly six years and the network’s best series start overall since Shadowhunters two years ago. The renewal was announced during Grown-ish‘s…
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Rick Moranis Sings “Turning Japanese” Lounge Style In Classic Clip From Sctv

One thing you might not have known about Rick Moranis is that during his time with Second City TV he covered Turning Japanese in the style of a lounge singer to hilarious effect. I’m betting a lot of people that remember Rick Moranis don’t remember that he was even on Sctv back in the day. A few great comics and actors came from Sctv such as John Candy, Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, and even Martin Short and Dave Thomas. It was inspired by the Second City troupe from Toronto, Canada, and was one of the funniest things that Detroit had

Rick Moranis Sings “Turning Japanese” Lounge Style In Classic Clip From Sctv
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Supernatural Recap: Wayward Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves

Supernatural Recap: Wayward Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves
Supernatural took its second stab at a spinoff on Thursday with Wayward Sisters, and I think we can all agree that it was far more successful than the ill-fated Bloodlines offshoot. But did the episode leave you eager for a series order?

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Before you chime in with your thoughts, let’s recap: The backdoor pilot kicks off with the sisterhood’s very own “Then” montage and a rollicking hard-rock anthem courtesy of Halestorm’s “I Am the Fire.” You know who has a fiery spirit? Rebellious hunter Claire Novak,
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Grey's Anatomy Recap: Antsy Meeting You Here — Plus, Camilla Luddington on Who's Behind the Shocking [Spoiler]

Grey's Anatomy Recap: Antsy Meeting You Here — Plus, Camilla Luddington on Who's Behind the Shocking [Spoiler]
At last, with the midseason premiere of Grey’s Anatomy, we could pick our jaws up off the floor after the winter-finale cliffhanger left Jo face to smug face with her abusive husband, Paul. In “1-800-799-2233,” she was horrified to learn that he had a new fiancée, Jenny, then even more horrified to learn that he’d volunteered to pitch in at Grey Sloan during the hacking crisis!

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Though Alex and Meredith circled the wagons around Jo,
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