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‘Neighbors’ Director Nick Stoller Sets ‘Florida Man’ Put Pilot at Fox

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‘Neighbors’ Director Nick Stoller Sets ‘Florida Man’ Put Pilot at Fox
A one-hour rom-com procedural set in the Florida Panhandle is in the works at Fox.

The network has issued a put pilot commitment to “Florida Man,” which hails from “Neighbors” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” director Nick Stoller, and “Bones” producer Carla Kettner.

“Florida Man” centers around the loquacious, eccentric Bell Prescott, who hasn’t left the rambling property on the Apachicola River that he shares with his mother since a personal tragedy occurred five years ago. When Bell discovers a dead body, he’s forced to venture beyond his agoraphobic boundaries and grudgingly partner with the sole remaining cop in town, the practical, brutally direct Cammie Jessop, to solve the murder. With local infrastructure decimated, Bell grudgingly becomes the town’s volunteer criminologist, investigating murders with Cammie as he secretly tries to solve the crime that destroyed his life.

The prospective show is being made by Sony Pictures Television and Fox Entertainment.
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Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux to Star in HBO Watergate Miniseries

Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux to Star in HBO Watergate Miniseries
Impeachment hearings are so hot right now: Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux are set to star in an HBO limited series about the Watergate scandal that ended Richard Nixon’s presidency, our sister site Variety is reporting.

The five-episode series, titled The White House Plumbers, tells the tale of how Nixon’s own staffers accidentally brought down his administration. Harrelson will play former CIA officer E. Howard Hunt, while Theroux will play former FBI agent G. Gordon Liddy. Both worked for Nixon and planned the Watergate break-in, eventually serving prison time for their part in the scandal. Veep writers Alex Gregory
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HBO Max Orders Lena Dunham-Produced High School Dramedy ‘Generation’ to Series

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HBO Max Orders Lena Dunham-Produced High School Dramedy ‘Generation’ to Series
HBO Max has given out a series order to the half-hour high school dramedy “Generation.” The project had been ordered to pilot at the nascent streamer earlier this year, meaning this is the first HBO Max pilot to get picked up to series.

The ten-episode series follows a group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality (devices and all) tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community. The cast includes Nathanya Alexander, Chloe East, Nava Mau, Lukita Maxwell, Haley Sanchez, Uly Schlesinger, Sam Trammell, and Chase Sui Wonders, with Justice Smith and Martha Plimpton.

The series was created by 18-year old Zelda Barnz and her father Daniel Barnz, with Daniel also having directed the pilot. Daniel serves as executive producers along with Ben Barnz for We’re Not Brothers Productions, with Zelda co-executive producing. Lena Dunham executive produces under her Good Thing Going Productions banner.
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HBO Max Orders Lena Dunham-Produced High School Dramedy ‘Generation’ to Series

HBO Max has given out a series order to the half-hour high school dramedy “Generation.” The project had been ordered to pilot at the nascent streamer earlier this year, meaning this is the first HBO Max pilot to get picked up to series.

The ten-episode series follows a group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality (devices and all) tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community. The cast includes Nathanya Alexander, Chloe East, Nava Mau, Lukita Maxwell, Haley Sanchez, Uly Schlesinger, Sam Trammell, and Chase Sui Wonders, with Justice Smith and Martha Plimpton.
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‘Neighbors’ Director Nick Stoller Sets ‘Florida Man’ Put Pilot at Fox

A one-hour rom-com procedural set in the Florida Panhandle is in the works at Fox.

The network has issued a put pilot commitment to “Florida Man,” which hails from “Neighbors” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” director Nick Stoller, and “Bones” producer Carla Kettner.

“Florida Man” centers around the loquacious, eccentric Bell Prescott, who hasn’t left the rambling property on the Apachicola River that he shares with his mother since a personal tragedy occurred five years ago. When Bell discovers a dead body, he’s forced to venture beyond his agoraphobic boundaries and grudgingly partner with the sole remaining cop in town,
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Watch Tell Me a Story's Paul Wesley Live His Best Life Playing Fairy Tale Trivia

You'd have to be living under a rock not to know the familiar tales of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Beast. Immortalized as Disney animated features, these iconic stories get a twisted new life in Season 2 of Kevin Williamson's thriller-horror Tell Me a Story, which is now

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You Season 2 Teaser Reveals Joe's New Identity, Mocks L.A. Culture

A new teaser trailer for You Season 2 viciously mocks Los Angeles culture, where “everyone is pretending to be somebody they’re not” — including Joe Goldberg.

Netflix on Thursday dropped the above video to tee up the return of the Penn Badgley thriller, which reveals a new identity for the aforementioned Joe, who has recently relocated to the Left Coast.

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“Love has taken me to some pretty dark places,
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Consumer Reporter Jeff Rossen Joins Hearst Television

Consumer Reporter Jeff Rossen Joins Hearst Television
Jeff Rossen, a TV journalist who became a fixture on NBC’s “Today” with reports about consumer tips and avoiding scams, is taking up a new role at Hearst Television.

Rossen will become the company’s chief national consumer correspondent, a new role, and will continue to deliver his “Rossen Reports” that help people analyze how to save money and lead better lives. He will be based at the company’s New York headquarters, and will create reports for broadcast, digital and mobile venues.

“Jeff has brought relatability and trustworthiness to his impressive array of assignments, establishing a brand as America’s premier consumer reporter,
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Legacies Sneak Peek: Is Josie Finally Ready to Accept Hope's Apology?

Legacies Sneak Peek: Is Josie Finally Ready to Accept Hope's Apology?
The following scene from tonight’s Legacies (The CW, 9/8c) may not pass the Bechdel test, but it does suggest that Hope and Josie might someday manage to repair their damaged relationship. And that’s not nothing.

Lizzie gets the ball rolling in TVLine’s exclusive sneak peek, telling Hope and Josie that they’re “more evolved” than the girls who don’t speak to one another “just because you’re competing for the love of the same garden gnome.” (Meanwhile, Lizzie is definitely not too “evolved” to continue brainstorming brilliantly cutting nicknames for Landon.)

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‘Work in Progress’s’ Abby McEnany on Representation Through Comedy, Mental Health and Almonds

‘Work in Progress’s’ Abby McEnany on Representation Through Comedy, Mental Health and Almonds
As a first-time full-time series star, writer and creator, Abby McEnany and her real-life story have threads reminiscent of “Alice in Wonderland.” Or perhaps even “Cinderella.” But as the belle of Showtime’s ball who is digging deep down the rabbit hole of TV production for the very first time with “Work in Progress,” she also brings to mind “The Princess and the Pea.”

If that pea were an almond.

“Not only do I hate almonds, but it’s just like, ‘Get the f— out of my eating area. That’s none of your f—ing business.’ Almonds are the thing,
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Lucifer Fans Will Be Raving About the Final Ladies' Night — 2020 First Look

What would Lucifer‘s farewell season be without one last “ladies’ night out” for Chloe, Maze et al?

TVLine’s #2020FirstLook series continues with an exclusive photo from the Netflix series’ fifth and final season, during which Chloe, Linda, Ella and Maze (played by Lauren German, Rachael Harris, Aimee Garcia and Lesley-Ann Brandt) will leave the fellas behind to hit a club.

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Lucifer‘s first Ladies’ Night Out escapade, during Season
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The Flash and Arrow Stars Tease 'Spectacular' Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover

The Arrowverse is about to explode with the biggest crossover of all time, Crisis on Infinite Earths. In an unprecedented TV event, Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman will all air episodes as part of the crossover, which is why it's no surprise that the stars of the ...

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Joe Is Back on His Bullsh-- in You Season 2 Teaser

Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) is going west, and of course he's going to hate it out there. Netflix has finally dropped the first teaser for You Season 2, and it looks like Joe is going to get some new digs and a new name.

The teaser shows Joe soaking in Los Angeles society at a cafe while judging

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TV Ratings: ‘Masked Singer,’ ‘The Moodys’ Lead Fox to Wednesday Win

Fox walked away with a win in the Wednesday night TV ratings, thanks to another solid performance from “The Masked Singer” and the debut of its new comedy miniseries “The Moodys.”

The Masked Singer” was down a fraction on last week both in terms of rating, coming in at a 1.8 among adults 18-49, and total viewership, garnering 6.5 million. Right after it, “The Moodys” aired its premiere to a 0.8 rating and 3.3 million total viewers, followed by its second episode to a 0.6 and 2.4 million pairs of eyeballs.

NBC drew the highest average viewership on the night, as its “Christmas in Rockefeller Center
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Ratings: The Moodys Improves Fox's Troubled Time Slot, Survivor Ticks Up

Fox’s The Masked Singer this Wednesday, drew 6.5 million total viewers and a 1.8 rating, dipping just a bit from its last fresh airing but still dominating the night in the demo.

Leading out of that, a double helping of the comedic limited series The Moodys averaged 2.9 mil and a 0.7 — up sharply from what Almost Family has been averaging (1.9 mil/0.5) in the time slot. TVLine readers gave the Denis-Leary led series’ launch an average grade of “B.”

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‘This Is Just the Beginning,’ Netflix Exec Says of Non-English Programming

Netflix is just “scratching the surface” of what it plans to do in non-English-language programming, the company’s head of international originals said Thursday, adding that, for the streaming giant, “Hollywood is not the be-all and end-all of storytelling.”

The streamer’s success with series such as Germany’s “Dark” and Denmark’s “The Rain” means it will go deeper into foreign-language drama and look at other genres, Kelly Luegenbiehl told TV industry professionals at a conference in London. “It opens up a world of unscripted doc series, sketch comedy, stand-up, kids’ [content], live-actions kids’ [content],” Luegenbiehl said. “When we think about non-English-language content,
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Julianne Hough Praises Gabrielle Union for ‘Speaking Her Truth’ on ‘Agt’ Controversy

Julianne Hough Praises Gabrielle Union for ‘Speaking Her Truth’ on ‘Agt’ Controversy
Julianne Hough praised Gabrielle Union Thursday after Union revealed she had a five-hour meeting with NBC about the culture at “America’s Got Talent.”

During an appearance on the “Today” show, Hough commended Union for standing up for herself, and also congratulated NBC for agreeing to sit down with her for discussions.

“When I see that comment there that excites me so much because that is what we need to start conversations and I just commend Gabrielle for speaking her truth and starting a conversation,” said Hough. “And I’m really proud of NBC as well for showing up and starting
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‘Truth Be Told’ Review: A Stellar Cast Keeps Apple’s Pedestrian Crime Drama Afloat

On paper, Apple’s twisty crime drama series, “Truth be Told,” reads like a win, given its top-to-bottom stellar cast and creator/showrunner Nichelle Tramble Spellman’s pedigree. Undoubtedly its greatest strength, the performances certainly help elevate otherwise pedestrian material, although not nearly enough to earn the “prestige” label that Apple aims for with its first limited series. The ensemble keeps it afloat, even if it never quite meets the expectations set for itself.

Octavia Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a true-crime podcaster who is compelled to reopen the murder case that made her a national sensation. This puts her face-to-face with Warren Cave (Aaron Paul), the man she may have accidentally helped jail for two decades, for allegedly murdering Chuck Buhrman (Nic Bishop), the father of estranged identical twins Josie and Lanie (both played by Lizzy Caplan). Publicly re-litigating the murder case via her podcast, Parnell is aided by
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Mrc Lands Film, TV, Live Stage Rights to Kay Thompson’s ‘Eloise’

Indie film and television studio Mrc has acquired the rights to beloved children’s book series “Eloise,” written by Kay Thompson and illustrated by Hilary Knight and first published in 1955.

The deal spans film, TV, live stage and related ancillary rights. Mrc plans to work closely with Handmade Films, and work with the Thompson estate, Knight and book series publisher Simon & Schuster to develop the IP.

“We are honored to be entrusted with bringing Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight’s beloved Eloise to life for a new generation of children, as well as all her ardent admirers throughout the years,
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Shares of ViacomCBS Dip in First-Day Early Trading

Shares of the newly combined ViacomCBS were off in early trading, a sign that Wall Street continues to look for new signs of growth after two of the best-known names in entertainment merged to vie with bigger rivals.

Shares of the company’s new common stock were off 59 cents, or 1.38%, in late-morning trading on Thursday, falling to $42.53 per share. The company’s Class B common stock was off 48 cents per share, or 1.19%, falling to $40.29 per share.

The new company debuted publicly Thursday morning for the first time, with CEO Bob Bakish, “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Gayle King, late-night hosts Stephen Colbert
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