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‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Review: Melissa McCarthy Takes A Brilliant, Oscar-Worthy Dramatic Turnby Pete Hammond

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    Matthew Broderick To Star In ‘Daybreak’ Netflix Series, Will Recur On ABC’s ‘The Conners’ & FX’s ‘Better Things’

    By Nellie Andreeva 5 mins ago

    Matthew Broderick is set to star in Daybreak, Netflix’s upcoming high-school apocalypse dramedy series. Additionally, the two-time Tony winner has been tapped for a high-profile guest arc on ABC’s Roseanne spinoff The Conners as a love interest for Jackie, and also will recur on the upcoming season of FX’s praised comedy Better Things. Co-created by Aron Eli Coleite and Brad Peyton based on Brian Rqlph’s graphic novel, the 10-episode Daybreak finds 17-year-old high school… Read

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    ‘Supergirl’: Azie Tesfai To Play James Olsen’s Sister On the CW’s DC Series

    By Nellie Andreeva and Denise Petski 31 mins ago

    EXCLUSIVE: We will finally meet a James Olsen relative on Supergirl. Azie Tesfai (Jane The Virgin) is set to recur on Season 4 as Kelly Olsen, the sister of iconic DC character Olsen, played by Mehcad Brooks. Kelly is an intelligent and insightful woman who spent time in the military in order to pay for medical school. She's recently discharged from the military and is currently finishing her training as a psychiatrist. She’s got a large heart and cares deeply about… Read

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    Amazon Studios Ups James Farrell To Head Of International Originals

    By Patrick Hipes 36 mins ago

    James Farrell, Amazon Studios’ Head of Content, International Expansion, has been promoted to the newly created position of Head of International Originals. Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke announced the move Friday effective immediately. In the new role Farrell will lead the International Original divisions in Japan, India, Europe, Mexico and Brazil, as well as all future hubs. The move comes as Amazon Studios continues to hone its global content strategy, which… Read

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    A Very Happy ‘Halloween’: Record $75M+ Opening In Store For John Carpenter Franchise & Blumhouse Production

    By Anthony D'Alessandro 41 mins ago

    FRIDAY PM UPDATE: Early industry estimates show Halloween scaring up $32M today, including $7.7M from last night, on its way to a $75.5M opening, which would easily make it the second-best theatrical domestic debut for October behind Sony’s Venom ($80.2M). Hence, rival distributors are figuring the David Gordon Green directed slasher plays roughly akin to the B.O. trajectory of The Nun and It. As we already mentioned, it’s a record weekend for the John Carpenter… Read

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    Showtime Names Adam Townsend CFO After CBS Reshuffling

    By Dade Hayes 58 mins ago

    Showtime has named CBS corporate finance and investor relations executive Adam Townsend as CFO, replacing Christina Spade, who is moving to CBS Corp as its new CFO. The move was announced by David Nevins, the premium network’s chairman and CEO, who was given a promotion yesterday to Chief Creative Officer of CBS Corp. The new roles of Spade and Nevins are among many changes made to the CBS organizational chart in recent weeks. Townsend joined CBS in 2008. In his new role… Read

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    Don Johnson In Advanced Talks For Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’

    By Anthony D'Alessandro 1 hour ago

    EXCLUSIVE: Don Johnson is close to joining Media Rights Capital’s Rian Johnson murder mystery whodunit Knives OutWe hear the deal is nearly done, and the actor’s schedule is being figured out as he’s currently shooting HBO’s Damon Lindelof series Watchmen.  The Django Unchained and Miami Vice actor joins a growing cast that includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon and Lakeith Stanfield as well as Blade Runner 2049 star Ana De Armas which Deadline scooped… Read

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    Turner Shutting Down Super Deluxe Unit

    By Nellie Andreeva 1 hour ago

    Turner Media’s Super Deluxe Studio has become a casualty of AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. Turner, a division of WarnerMedia, just announced it will be shuttering the Super Deluxe entertainment business unit. "Turner is proud of the unique brand Super Deluxe has built over the past three years, and the cutting-edge content and innovations this incredible group of very talented people has made,” the company said in a statement. “However, there are now massive changes… Read

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    eOne Acquires TV Rights To Bruce Henderson’s ‘Sons and Soldiers’ Book With Eric Tuchman & David Ayer

    By Denise Petski 1 hour ago

    Entertainment One has acquired the television rights to Bruce Henderson’s book Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler, to develop as a series, with Emmy winner Eric Tuchman (The Handmaid’s Tale) attached to pen the adaptation and David Ayer to direct. Ayer and Chris Long’s Cedar Park Entertainment will produce with Storyby Entertainment as part of their first-look deals with eOne. eOne is the… Read

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    ‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Canada’s Legal “Reeferino” 13 Years Ago

    By Greg Evans 2 hours ago

    Stick around long enough and you’re bound to get some prognostications under your belt. Now one more old joke on The Simpsons has come to life: legal Canadian weed. On Wednesday, when Canada became, in the buzz-kill authoritative words of The New York Times, “the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana,” astute Simpsons watchers might have flashed back to 2005. That’s when the episode “Midnight Rx” first aired, with neighbor Ned Flanders meeting his… Read

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    Media Decries, Eric Trump Applauds Dad’s “Fun” Praise Of Congressman’s Assault On Reporter

    By Lisa de Moraes 2 hours ago

    The White House Correspondents’ Association has issued a statement blasting President Donald Trump’s praise of a violent assault on a reporter by Montana’s GOP Rep. Greg Gianforte in 2016. “All Americans should recoil from the president’s praise for a violent assault on a reporter doing his Constitutionally protected job,” the association said. Yeah, that didn’t happen at the Montana rally where Trump mentioned the assault Thursday night; the crowd roared in… Read

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    ‘Station 19’ Gets Full-Season Order At ABC

    By Nellie Andreeva 2 hours ago

    ABC has given a full-season order to sophomore firefighter drama Station 19. The number of additional episodes is not being revealed though I hear it’s 9, which would bring the Shondaland series’ second season to 22 episodes. Station 19 got off to a solid Season 2 start behind Grey’s Anatomy, with its premiere on par with its Season 1 debut last midseason. The drama’ second episode, part of a Grey’s Anatomy crossover, popped to post series highs. On average, through its… Read

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    ‘The Cool Kids’ Gets Back 9 Pickup From Fox For Full-Season Order

    By Nellie Andreeva 2 hours ago

    Fox has picked up nine additional episodes of new multi-camera comedy series The Cool Kids, bringing the full-season order to 22 episodes. It joins its Friday companion, the breakout Last Man Standing revival, which had a full-season 22-episode order from the start. The Cool Kids has done a respectable job holding onto a significant part of its Last Man Standing lead-in. The Season 7 premiere of the Tim Allen starrer drew a 2.7 Live+7 adults 18-49 rating and 13.4 million… Read

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