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Animated ‘Star Trek’ Series Greenlit at Nickelodeon

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Animated ‘Star Trek’ Series Greenlit at Nickelodeon
An animated “Star Trek” series has officially been given the greenlight by CBS Television Studios and Nickelodeon, Variety has learned.

The new CG-animated series will follow a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation.

As Variety previously reported, the series hails from Kevin and Dan Hageman, the pair behind “Trollhunters” and “Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu,” as well as Eye Animation Productions (CBS’ new animation arm), Secret Hideout, and Roddenberry Entertainment. Ramsey Naito, Evp of animation production and development at Nickelodeon, will oversee the show.

“‘Star Trek,’ Nickelodeon, and the state of animation are doing incredibly ambitious things as of late. We couldn’t be more excited to jump aboard,” said Dan and Kevin Hageman.

Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers on the project alongside the Hagemans. Aaron Baiers
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"Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" Creators Prepping Art Drama at Amazon (Exclusive)

Emmy-winning "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino have identified their next project for Amazon.

Amazon has optioned author Mary Gabriel's Ninth Street Women for the Palladinos to develop under their overall deal with the studio.

Published in September 2018, Ninth Street Women is set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times and chronicles five women — Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler — who dared to enter the male-dominated world of 20th century abstract painting as artists (and not muses). These women changed American art and ...
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‘Shazam!’ Star Zachary Levi to Host 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards

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‘Shazam!’ Star Zachary Levi to Host 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards
“Shazam!” star Zachary Levi will be suiting up next for the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards in June.

Levi will emcee the award show on June 17 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Nominees will be announced in the coming weeks.

Fresh off DC Comics’ latest blockbuster, Levi is no stranger to superhero pics, having first appeared in “Thor: The Dark World” as the Asgardian hero Fandral. He also helped take home a SAG Award for the ensemble cast in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” in which he plays a new love interest for Rachel Brosnahan’s titular character in the second season. Previously, the actor was best known for portraying the reluctant CIA spy Chuck Bartowski on the NBC series “Chuck.”

Viewers might be treated to some musical numbers and performances as Levi is also a singer. In 2016, he earned a Tony nomination for best leading man in the Broadway production of “She Loves Me.
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‘The Good Fight’ Renewed for Season 4 at CBS All Access

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‘The Good Fight’ Renewed for Season 4 at CBS All Access
The Good Fight” has been renewed for a fourth season at CBS All Access, Variety has learned.

The legal drama, executive produced and run by Michelle King and Robert King, is currently streaming its third season on the Eye’s digital network.

The show “continues to be a flagship original series for the service,” said Julie McNamara, executive vice president of original content at CBS All Access. “Its visionary creators Robert and Michelle King and the extraordinary cast continue to explore the cultural climate with insight, humor and courage, and we can’t wait to see where these indelible characters go next.”

In the current third season, Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) is trying to figure out whether one can resist a crazy administration without going crazy one’s self, while Adrian Boseman (Delroy Lindo) and Liz Reddick-Lawrence (Audra McDonald) struggle with “a new post-factual world where the lawyer who tells
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‘Swamp Thing’ Trailer: DC Universe Series Shows Why You Should Never Mess with Killer Plants

‘Swamp Thing’ Trailer: DC Universe Series Shows Why You Should Never Mess with Killer Plants
With one of movie history’s biggest blockbusters hitting theaters this weekend, DC would like to remind you that it has a big angry green guy of its own.

Since its creation in the early ’70s, Swamp Thing is a character that’s gone through a number of iterations, most notably a revival run courtesy of legendary comics writer Alan Moore. Now, “Swamp Thing” is set to become another piece of the evolving DC Universe puzzle, slated for a release date at the end of next month.

After catching a tiny glimpse of the title character in last week’s tease, the series’ latest trailer gives a slightly fuller picture of how the show will bring the spooky clump of flora to the screen. Mostly, it seems to involve exponential, expanding tree branches (deployed in an operating room in a way that will make any “Spider-Man 2” fan’s skin crawl.
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Riverdale Sneak Peek: How Far Will the Joneses Go to Save Jellybean?

The Gargoyle King has his stick fingers wrapped around Jellybean (Trinity Likins), and the Joneses are not taking the news well on Riverdale.

In TV Guide's exclusive sneak peek of Wednesday's episode, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Fp (Skeet Ulrich) return home to find a note saying they have to play

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‘Cobra Kai’ Review: ‘Karate Kid’ Sequel Series Is Still the Best at Channeling That ‘80s Machismo

‘Cobra Kai’ Review: ‘Karate Kid’ Sequel Series Is Still the Best at Channeling That ‘80s Machismo
[Editor’s Note The first episode of “Cobra Kai” Season 2 is available to watch for free at the bottom of this review. The full 10-episode season is available on YouTube Premium.]

Cobra Kai” burst through the YouTube Premium offerings to become the paid streaming service’s first true breakout hit, with its first episode – which was offered for free – garnering over 60 million views. The sequel series to 1984’s “Karate Kid” somehow did the impossible, bringing back two of the film’s main characters 30-odd years later and recapturing the energy and heart of ‘80s underdog cinema.

Now “Cobra Kai” is back for a second round in the YouTube dojo to deliver another swift kick of ‘80s nostalgia in all of its blustering and boisterous glory. Appealing to aging Gen-Xers and their kids alike, this multi-generational crowd pleaser continues to explore themes of redemption, forgiveness, mentorship, and acceptance with confidence but not an ounce of subtlety. And that’s Ok.
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‘Catch-22’ Trailer: World War II Is Inescapable in Star-Studded Hulu Adaptation

Hulu has had plenty of literary adaptations added to its catalogue of original programming over the years. “The Handmaid’s Tale” brought it acclaim on its biggest scale yet, but no project has taken on something quite like “Catch-22.”

The trailer for the series below shows Christopher Abbott as the novel’s classic protagonist Yossarian, who tries to do everything he can to avoid being stuck in the crosshairs of World War II. One of the forces keeping him on the battlefield is Lieutenant Scheisskopf, played here by the majestically mustachioed George Clooney.

The six-part series features a plentiful ensemble, also headlined by Hugh Laurie and Kyle Chandler. A co-production with Italy’s Sky Italia, this version of “Catch-22” was co-written by “Lion” scribe Luke Davies and “Animal Kingdom” director David Michôd. Adapting the story’s action on the ground, in rousing speeches from Chandler’s Colonel Cathcart, and in the air,
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Discovery Veteran Jane Latman Named President of Hgtv (Exclusive)

Longtime Discovery Inc. programming executive Jane Latman has been promoted to president of Hgtv, one of the company’s most prominent and successful cable channels.

Latman was most recently general manager of Discovery’s Travel Channel and Destination America outlets in addition to serving as executive VP of development and research for Discovery’s ID. She takes the reins from Allison Page, who was tapped earlier this month to head Discovery’s new content venture with Hgtv stars Chip and Joanna Gaines.

Latman’s skill at developing programming for ID will serve her well as she transitions to Hgtv, said Kathleen Finch,
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Here's What's New on Netflix in May

As usual, there's a cascade of new content coming to Netflix in May, but somewhat unusually, a lot of the good shows are not Netflix Originals. It's kind of an old-school Netflix month in that way. The CW shows like Riverdale, Arrow, and Supernatural will be coming to Netflix after they finish their

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‘Star Trek’: New Animated Series Featuring ‘Lawless Teens’ Will Boldly Go to Nickelodeon

‘Star Trek’: New Animated Series Featuring ‘Lawless Teens’ Will Boldly Go to Nickelodeon
Don’t expect a formal captain’s log for the newest “Star Trek” series announced Wednesday by Nickelodeon and CBS Television. A new animated series will explore Starfleet from unexpected quarters thanks to CBSEye Animation Productions, Secret Hideout, and Roddenberry Entertainment.

Siblings Kevin and Dan Hageman are developing a new “Star Trek” animated series, which will usher in a new generation of younger viewers to the franchise. Debuting exclusively on Nickelodeon, the series will feature CG animation and follow the adventures of a group of “lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship.” Faced with such temptation, these young rebels will use the ship and along the way, learn life lessons and search for meaning and salvation.

“‘Star Trek’s’ mission is to inspire generations of dreamers to build a brighter future,” said executive producer Alex Kurtzman. “Dan and Kevin have crafted a story that honors its exploratory spirit
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Animated ‘Star Trek’ Series Greenlit at Nickelodeon

Animated ‘Star Trek’ Series Greenlit at Nickelodeon
An animated “Star Trek” series has officially been given the greenlight by CBS Television Studios and Nickelodeon, Variety has learned.

The new CG-animated series will follow a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation.

As Variety previously reported, the series hails from Kevin and Dan Hageman, the pair behind “Trollhunters” and “Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu,” as well as Eye Animation Productions (CBS’ new animation arm), Secret Hideout, and Roddenberry Entertainment. Ramsey Naito, Evp of animation production and development at Nickelodeon, will oversee the show.

“‘Star Trek,’ Nickelodeon,
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A Star Trek Animated Series Is Headed to Nickelodeon

Star Trek will soon reach a new generation of fans.

CBS All Access and Nickelodeon are teaming up to bring you a new animated adventure slated to air on Nickelodeon. The currently untitled series follows a group of "lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for

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Star Trek Animated Series in Development at Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon is boldly going where it’s never gone before with a new CG-animated Star Trek series, TVLine has learned.

Developed by brothers Kevin and Dan Hageman, the brains behind Trollhunters and Ninjago, this new show “follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation,” according to the official description.This project is separate from CBS All AccessStar Trek: Lower Decks, an animated series for “mature audiences” currently being developed by Rick and Morty‘s Mike McMahan.)

Star Trek, Nickelodeon and the state of animation are
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Ratings: Roswell Nm Ticks Up With Finale, New Amsterdam Rebounds

The CW’s Roswell, New Mexico wrapped its freshman run on Tuesday with 1.05 million total viewers — its best audience in eight episodes — and a 0.3 demo rating, up a tenth week-to-week. TVLine readers gave the episode an average grade of “A-” (read post mortem).

Opening The CW’s night, The Flash (1.62 mil/0.5, read recap) added some eyeballs while steady in the demo.

Elsewhere….

CBS | Leading out of back-to-back NCIS reruns, the freshly renewed New Orleans (6.4 mil/0.6) ticked down to hit and match series lows.

NBC | Now opening the night, The Village (4.1 mil/0.6) added some eyeballs while steady in the demo. Leading out of that,
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Listen: How Gabrielle Union Bet on Herself and Changed Her Brand

Listen: How Gabrielle Union Bet on Herself and Changed Her Brand
Actress Gabrielle Union said she was nearly 17 years past the expiration date of her mass appeal when she got the brand partnership of her dreams.

“They tell you that after 26, ‘Honey, hang it up,'” Union said on the latest episode of the Variety podcast “Strictly Business.” The episode was recorded during a keynote conversation at Variety’s recent Entertainment Marketing Summit in Los Angeles.

“Get prepared to play long suffering mothers who set up jokes and you don’t get to be a star. You’re past the ingenue stage. Your best days are behind you as a brand
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What's Leaving Netflix in May

If you're hoping to freak yourself out about what's swimming in the ocean just in time for beach season, you'd better hurry, because Netflix is dropping all four Jaws movies -- Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 3, and Jaws: The Revenge -- from its streaming library next month.

Also leaving Netflix in May are some

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Hoping for ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Jessica Jones’ Revivals? It’s Going to Take Longer Than Just 2 Years

Netflix broke the hearts of comic book fans when it pulled the plug on all of its Marvel superhero shows, including “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “The Punisher,” “Luke Cage,” and “Iron Fist.” News broke last December (via Variety) that due to contractual reasons Disney would not be able to revive these series until two years after their cancellation, but IndieWire learned at the “Avengers: Endgame” premiere it’s going to be much longer than two years until fans see Daredevil again either on film or in a series on new streaming platform Disney+.

According to a production executive, Disney has been warned by lawyers not to even think about developing new content featuring the characters of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher until the two-year mark. The clarification is an important once, as it means Disney probably won’t be spending time during the next two years
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Designated Survivor Gets Season 3 Premiere Date at Netflix

President Tom Kirkman’s re-election campaign will begin on Friday, June 7 when Season 3 of Designated Survivor is released by Netflix.

The premiere date reveal comes nearly eight months after the onetime ABC series was rescued by the streaming giant. Watch a new “catch-up” video above.

“Creatively, we’ve had a lot of behind-the-scenes churn on the show in terms of the number of showrunners involved,” then-abc entertainment chief Channing Dungey explained last May after axing the Kiefer Sutherland-led drama. “We were less confident with the creative path forward than the other shows we brought back.”

To recap: Amy B.
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At&T CEO Expects DirecTV to Keep NFL Sunday Ticket Exclusively

At&T believes it will hang on to DirecTV’s exclusive rights for the NFL Sunday Ticket, even as the league has said it’s considering ending the satellite operator’s exclusivity to extend the out-of-home games package to streaming platforms.

“The exclusivity [of Sunday Ticket] should remain as we go forward on DirecTV,” At&T CEO and chairman Randall Stephenson said on the company’s Q1 earnings call Wednesday. “We’re heavily invested in the NFL on DirecTV.”

Sunday Ticket first launched 25 years ago on DirecTV, and it’s the only place to (legally) watch all of the NFL’s regular-season Sunday daytime match-ups.
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