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‘Love, Simon’ TV Series For Disney+ Announces Lead Role

‘Love, Simon’ TV Series For Disney+ Announces Lead Role
It was previously revealed that the upcoming Disney streaming service Disney+ would be adapting Love, Simon into a new TV series. Now, as the show begins production, the lead role has been revealed, along with some new story details. Michael Cimino will star in the show, which […]

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Olivia Colman Will Play a Femme Fatale Who Falls for Homer in ‘The Simpsons’

Olivia Colman Will Play a Femme Fatale Who Falls for Homer in ‘The Simpsons’
From playing a completely graceless stepmother in “Fleabag” to embodying the tragic, gout-ridden Queen Anne in “The Favourite,” British actress Olivia Colman can do it all. And now, the Academy Award winner and 2019 Primetime Emmy nominee will lend her voice to the 31st season of “The Simpsons,” adding to an enviable guest roster that will include John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Jason Momoa, Bob Odenkirk, John Mulaney, and Jane Goodall.

The Simpsons” executive producer James L. Brooks tweeted that Colman will play “the most down home femme fatal [sic] ever who attracts every man she’s ever met but falls hard, harder than she ever imagined, for Homer Simpson.” Brooks also teased the performance to say, “Just this second came from recording one of the best guest appearances in Simpson’s [sic] history. No kidding, I am flying.”

Olivia Colman is currently an Emmy nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for “Fleabag,
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Kevin Smith Announces Anime ‘He-Man’ Series for Netflix

Kevin Smith Announces Anime ‘He-Man’ Series for Netflix
Kevin Smith surprised audiences at Sunday’s annual Power-Con convention by announcing a new anime “He-Man” series for Netflix.

The new series, titled “Masters of the Universe: Revelation,” will take place in the Mattel toy inspired world and will focus on some of the unresolved storylines of the classic ‘80s show. Smith will serve as showrunner and executive producer.

“I’m Eternia-ly grateful to Mattel TV and Netflix for entrusting me with not only the secrets of Grayskull, but also their entire Universe,” Smith said. “In ‘Revelation,’ we pick up right where the classic era left off to tell
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TVLine Items: Kevin Smith's He-Man Series, Mrs. Fletcher Premiere and More

TVLine Items: Kevin Smith's He-Man Series, Mrs. Fletcher Premiere and More
Kevin Smith is poised to introduce a new generation to the Masters of the Universe.

The writer/director/producer on Sunday announced that he is bringing the He-Man franchise to Netflix by way of the limited anime series Masters of the Universe: Revelation. The new show “will focus on the unresolved storylines of the classic ’80s era, picking up many of the characters’ journeys where they left off decades ago,” per the official logline. Smith will serve as showrunner and executive producer.

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Animal Kingdom Will Be Just Fine Without Smurf — Plus, Who Will Take Over the Codys' 'Family Business'?

Animal Kingdom Will Be Just Fine Without Smurf — Plus, Who Will Take Over the Codys' 'Family Business'?
Since Animal Kingdom killed off Ellen Barkin’s Smurf in its penultimate Season 4 episode, a lot of disgruntled fans have predicted that that’s it, the show is as good as done. And I’ll admit that I wasn’t thrilled, either, to see the Cody family’s manipulative matriarch put down; I can’t think of another villainess cut from the same leopard-print cloth. But her demise is hardly a death knell for the series.

In fact, if anything, the daring move suggests that the TNT drama will only become more compelling in Season 5. “You have to idea what I’m capable of,
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Disney Wants You to Stop Sharing Your Streaming Passwords

Disney and Charter Communications are teaming up to prevent multiple people from sharing the same streaming account across their offerings, according to a new report. What does that mean for future Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ users? Get ready to say goodbye to using your ex’s login.

The news arrives amid a new distribution agreement announced between Disney and Charter, which is the nation’s second-biggest cable company, boasting nearly 16 million customers nationwide. In their joint announcement, Disney and Charter said they have “agreed to work together on piracy mitigation. The two companies will work together to implement business rules and techniques to address such issues as unauthorized access and password sharing.”

How exactly they plan to put a cap on password sharing is unclear, with the companies stating “we don’t have details to share at this time.”

In addition to streaming services, the deal allows Charter to continue
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George R.R. Martin Says HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ ‘Wasn’t Very Good for Me’

The rancorous response to the series finale of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” continues to generate chatter three months later, and author George R.R. Martin still has to answer to fans. In a new interview with The Guardian, the novelist again says that he is sticking to his original plans for the remaining books in the series, stressing that the controversial conclusion to the show will have no affect on what he’s writing — and whatever that is remains shrouded in mystery.

“You can’t please everybody, so you’ve got to please yourself,” Martin said, adding that he divorced himself from the ire sparked by the finale. “I took myself out of all that,” he said.

“Some of [the theories] are right and some of [the theories] are wrong,” Martin said in response to fan speculation about what’s to come in the new books. “They’ll find out when I finish.”

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Instinct's Alan Cumming Weighs In on Cancellation, Being First-Ever Openly Gay Lead on a Network Drama

Instinct's Alan Cumming Weighs In on Cancellation, Being First-Ever Openly Gay Lead on a Network Drama
Alan Cumming has taken to social media to eulogize CBS’ Instinct, which on Friday was cancelled after two seasons. In a heartfelt post, the Good Wife alum pays tribute to his co-star, Bojana Novakovic, and acknowledges the significance of playing the first-ever openly gay lead character on a broadcast network drama.

“So the word is out. @InstinctCBS will not be returning for a third season,” he writes. “Almost exactly three years ago I was sent a galley copy of a book by [James Patterson] and [Howard Roughan] and then I met the showrunner [Michael Rauch] who was to adapt it
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Marcel, the Friends Monkey, Is Still A Bigger Star than Joey Tribbiani

The monkey's still a star!

For those Friends fans who were rooting for young Marcel to keep climbing in show business, there's good news. The monkey who portrayed Ross' (David Schwimmer) capuchin sidekick is coming back to the small screen -- for a little while, at least.

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Kevin Bacon Doesn’t Think He’s a Movie Star — and He’s a Better Actor For It

Kevin Bacon Doesn’t Think He’s a Movie Star — and He’s a Better Actor For It
Living inside a dark, violent world will take a toll on anyone, even when it’s just one part of your life — or a part, among many.

“I was having really bad dreams on ‘The Following,'” Kevin Bacon said, remembering his three-season stint leading the Fox serial killer drama. “Part of that was the fact that I was so inundated with violence every day I went to work. I was killing somebody, somebody was killing me, I was using guns, knives, fighting, and that kind of caught up to me. It was a dark fucking place to go to.”

Bacon dove into treacherous waters yet again with Showtime’s “City on a Hill,” an hourlong drama set to wrap its first season Sunday, August 18. Starring as the Boston-based FBI Agent Jackie Rohr, the Golden Globe-winning actor is immersed in the dirty life of a crooked cop: He plants evidence,
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‘Mindhunter’ Review: Season 2 Is a Magnum Opus on White Guilt

‘Mindhunter’ Review: Season 2 Is a Magnum Opus on White Guilt
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Mindhunter” Season 2, including the ending.]

While fully utilizing David Fincher’s icy aesthetic and featuring just enough creepy prison visits to satiate expectations, “Mindhunter” makes a lot of savvy changes in Season 2. Most noticeable (and necessary) is a protagonist switch, as Holt McCallany’s endearing buzzcut of a cop, Bill Tench, takes center stage over the single-minded know-it-all Holden Ford, played with a curiosity-invoking detachment by Jonathon Groff. That early shift sets up more to come, as the research-based behavioral analysis seen in Season 1 gets pushed into early field testing in Season 2. The Btk Killer (Sonny Valicenti) looms over the series yet again — like a big bad in training who, instead of lifting weights or recruiting an army, practices autoerotic asphyxiation in a doll mask — but these nine episodes examine how public scrutiny and systemic political issues can tarnish noble intentions.

Or, in a nutshell, “Mindhunter” Season 2 is about how
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Quotes of the Week: Elementary, Pose, Animal Kingdom, Krypton and More

Quotes of the Week: Elementary, Pose, Animal Kingdom, Krypton and More
The start of another work week is just around the corner, but you can delay those Sunday scaries by scrolling through our latest Quotes of the Week gallery.

This time around, our compilation of zingers, bon mots and one-liners includes Suits‘ nod to Meghan Markle’s new life, vicious parting words from Animal Kingdom‘s Smurf, a Big Brother houseguest’s lack of self-awareness and a stunning clapback from Pose‘s Elektra (as if you’d expect any other kind from her).

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Disney Plans Ufc Broadcast for FX

Ufc matches will return to FX – but not on a permanent basis.

ESPN has been showing preliminary bouts to Ufc pay-per-view events for the last while on ESPN and ESPN2, and then showing the main card on its ESPN+ subscription video service. In September, the early lineup will air on FX, which the Ufc once called home.

“Ufc 242,” the September 14 event, takes place from Dubai, which means the live window for U.S. viewers is significantly earlier than normal – noon to 2 p.m. eastern. ESPN and ESPN2 can’t broadcast the preliminary card, because they have a large schedule of college-football games to air.
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Detour Finale: Will Season 4 End With Nate and Natalia's Unholy Union?

Detour Finale: Will Season 4 End With Nate and Natalia's Unholy Union?
The past four seasons of The Detour have taken Nate Parker to nearly every corner of the world, but his strangest destination awaits him in Tuesday’s finale (TBS, 10:30/9:30c) as he prepares to walk down the aisle with his new bride.

TVLine’s exclusive sneak peek of Tuesday’s episode finds Nate attempting a dangerous balancing act, as he struggles to remain true to his family without raising the suspicions of his betrothed. But fear not, Robin has a plan to liberate her brood from its latest predicament — and as always, it’s completely insane.

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George R.R. Martin Says HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Ending Won’t Influence Future Novels

George R.R. Martin Says HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Ending Won’t Influence Future Novels
Geroge R.R. Martin is sticking to his original plan when it comes to the future of “Game of Thrones.”

In an interview with The Observer, Martin claimed that HBO’s controversial ending for the series would have no affect on the endings of the last two novels. “No, it doesn’t. It doesn’t change anything at all,” he said. “You can’t please everybody, so you’ve got to please yourself.”

Although Martin refrained from giving his stance on the online vitriol surrounding the series’ finale, Martin did vaguely address some of the fan theories at the heart of the conversation.
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Listen: ‘Pennyworth’ Executive Producer Talks Delving into Alfred’s Backstory

Listen: ‘Pennyworth’ Executive Producer Talks Delving into Alfred’s Backstory
Bruno Heller may have served as an executive producer on the Batman-inspired series “Gotham” for the past five years, but it’s actually real-life people (not superheroes) that intrigue the producer the most. It’s for that exact reason that Heller’s newest series finds him exploring the origin stories of Batman’s butler Alfred in the Epix drama “Pennyworth.”

“From a personal point of view, the only DC characters I’m really interested in are the real people — and there’s not many of them,” Heller told Variety‘s TV Take, when asked why he decided to focus on
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The TVLine-Up: What's Leaving, New and Returning the Week of Aug. 18

The TVLine-Up: What's Leaving, New and Returning the Week of Aug. 18
This weekly feature is in addition to TVLine’s daily What to Watch listings.

With nearly 500 scripted shows now airing across broadcast, cable, streaming and whatever “BitMovio” is, it’s easy to forget that a favorite comedy is returning, or that the new “prestige drama” you anticipated is about to debut. So consider this our reminder to set your DVR, order a Season Pass, pop a fresh Memorex into the Vcr… however it is you roll.

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How Michael Kelly Was Able to Finally Say Goodbye to House of Cards' Doug Stamper

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Jessica Lange Ranks Her Best and Worst American Horror Story Seasons

Jessica Lange Ranks Her Best and Worst American Horror Story Seasons
Before passing the torch to Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange reigned supreme (so to speak) on American Horror Story, so who better to rank the FX drama’s earlier seasons?

During a recent interview with TVLine’s sister site Gold Derby, the Emmy Award-winning actress was asked to rank the five Ahs seasons in which she appeared — that’s Murder House (Season 1), Asylum (Season 2), Coven (Season 3), Freak Show (Season 4) and Apocalypse (Season 8) — and she got refreshingly honest about the hit series’ uneven history.

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‘Instinct’ Canceled After Two Seasons

‘Instinct’ Canceled After Two Seasons
CBS has canceled “Instinct” after two seasons.

Series creator Michael Rauch announced the cancellation Friday on Twitter, writing, “I’m very sad to relay the news that @instinctcbs won’t be renewed for a 3rd season. We will double up this Sunday and our season/series finale will be Aug 25.”

Rauch also thanked series stars Alan Cumming and Bojana Novakovic for “making Dylan & Lizzie more everything than I could have ever hoped.”

“Thanks to our incredible crew, cast, writers, producers & all who helped make our show, with respect, talent & kindness,” he added. “And a giant thank you to our diehard fans for your love,
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