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Exclusive: Steven Yeun to Star in Episode of Jordan Peele’s ‘The Twilight Zone’

Exclusive: Steven Yeun to Star in Episode of Jordan Peele’s ‘The Twilight Zone’
Hot off a win for Best Supporting Actor at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, Burning star Steven Yeun has been tapped to star in an episode of Jordan Peele's revival of The Twilight Zone at CBS All Access, Collider has exclusively learned. Sources say that Yeun will play the title character in the series' fourth episode "The Traveler," which follows two cops and a mysterious traveler. Peele will serve as host and narrator of the series, which his Monkeypaw Productions is producing with Simon Kinberg's Genre Films and CBS Television Studios. Peele and Kinberg will serve …
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"One Dollar" Canceled by CBS All Access After One Season

  • Variety
One Dollar” has the ignominious distinction of being the first CBS All Access original series to be canceled.

Variety has confirmed that the streaming service will not be bringing the drama series back for a second season. The series was set in a small rust belt town in post-recession America, where a one-dollar bill changing hands connects a group of characters involved in a shocking multiple murder. It starred John Carroll Lynch, Nathaniel Martello-White, Christopher Denham, Philip Ettinger, Kirrilee Berger, Gracie Lawrence, Joshua Bitton, Nike Uche Kadri, and Hamilton Clancy.

The series was created by Jason Mosberg, who executive produced along with Craig Zobel, Matt DeRoss, Alexandre Dauman, and Graham Gordy. CBS Television Studios produced in association with Anonymous Content

“While ‘One Dollar’ won’t be coming back for another season, we’re incredibly proud of its artistically presented 10-episode story, which will continue to be available for streaming on
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"The Mandalorian" Adds Giancarlo Esposito, Werner Herzog, Carl Weathers to Cast

  • Variety
The Mandalorian” cast has taken shape.

The upcoming live-action “Star Wars” streaming series has revealed that the cast now includes Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, and Werner Herzog. They join previously announced cast members Pedro Pascal, Nick Nolte, and Gina Carano. As with all things “Star Wars,” the exact nature of each actor’s role is being kept under wraps, though it has been officially confirmed that Pascal will play the title role in the series.

The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. It follows the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. It will air on Disney+.

“We’re having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to,” said series
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"DWTS" Shocker: ABC Forgoes Spring Cycle After Controversial Season 27

Bobby Bones will have to keep that Mirrorball trophy well-polished for a full year.

Dancing With the Stars, which has long aired two seasons per calendar year, is skipping a Spring 2019 cycle, TVLine has confirmed.

Though it’s not yet clear what prompted the competition series to sit out a midseason run, Dancing is coming off a controversial 27th season. After multiple well-scored frontrunners were eliminated prematurely (including R&B singer Tinashe and Fuller House actor Juan Pablo Di Pace), the Mirrorball was ultimately awarded to country radio DJ — and very dark horse — Bobby Bones, who had scored much lower than his three fellow finalists.
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"Swamp Thing": Ian Ziering To Play Daniel Cassidy In DC Universe Series

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Sharknado star Ian Ziering is set for a key recurring role opposite Crystal Reed in Swamp Thing, the upcoming streaming drama series based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. The project, which hails from James Wan’s Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Television, is set to premiere in 2019 on the DC Universe digital subscription service.

Ziering will play stuntman turned movie star Daniel Cassidy, who became semi-famous after playing the demonic Blue Devil. But now, eight years later, Cassidy finds himself living out his days in frustration, pining for his former fame while on a collision course with destiny.

Written by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman, Swamp Thing follows Abby Arcane (Reed) as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and
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'A Star Is Born,' "Mrs. Maisel," "Ozark" Lead SAG Nominations

'A Star Is Born,'
A Star Is Born” led the way with four SAG feature film nominations while “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Ozark” each scored a quartet of TV nominations.

BlacKkKlansman” and “The Favourite” each took a trio of film nominations. “Barry,” “Glow,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Kominsky Method” all scored three TV nods.

Nominees for the feature film ensemble cast trophy were “A Star Is Born,” “Black Panther,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “BlacKkKlansman” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Lady Gaga scored an actress nomination for “A Star is Born” along with Glenn Close for “The Wife,” Olivia Colman for “The Favourite,” Melissa McCarthy for “Can You ever Forgive Me?” and Emily Blunt for “Mary Poppins Returns.”

Bradley Cooper, who also directed “A Star Is Born” nabbed a best actor nod along with Christian Bale for “Vice,” Rami Malek for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Viggo Mortensen for “Green Book” and John David Washington for “BlacKkKlansman.”

Washington
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Netflix Orders "I Am Not Okay With This" From Producers of "Stranger Things"

Netflix Orders
The producers of “Stranger Things” and creator and director of “The End of the F***ing World” series are making “I Am Not Okay With This” for Netflix, a coming-of-age tale about a girl with mysterious powers.

21 Laps will make the series, which was co-created by Jonathan Entwistle, who was behind Channel 4 and Netflix show “The End of the F***ing World.” As with that project, the series is an adaptation of a Charles Forsman graphic novel.

In the novel, the main character, a regular suburban 15-year-old freshman called Sydney, has telekinetic powers that kick in at inopportune moments.
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Freeform Orders Comedy "Everything’s Gonna Be Okay" From Josh Thomas

Freeform Orders Comedy
Freeform has given out a series order to the comedy “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” from creator, writer, and comedian Josh Thomas.

The network has ordered 10 episodes of the half hour series. Thomas also stars as Nicholas, a neurotic 25-year-old still living at home with his single dad and two teenage half-sisters, one of which has autism. He is not particularly helpful in raising his siblings, but when their dad becomes terminally ill, the girls have to cope with not only a devastating loss but also the realization that Nicholas is the one who will have to hold it all together.
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2018 in Review: Best Episodes, Saddest Cancellation, Guiltiest Pleasures, Worst Sendoff, Underrated Actors and More

It’s time for TVLine’s Year in Review to get down to the nitty-gritty.

Thus far this month, we’ve recognized a whole slew of television’s highlights and lowlights from 2018, including the most devastating character deaths, the sexiest scenes and even the moments we wish we’d never seen.

But there are still dozens of series, stars and scenes that merit mention in our year-end retrospective… for better or worse. In Part 1 of our “round-up awards,” you’ll find more than 50 (very specific) honors that we’ve bestowed upon the year’s small-screen efforts, from the most underrated
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The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Brooke and Hope Argue

The Bold and the Beautiful fans had some mixed reactions to what happened when Reese leaned in and kissed Brooke. It turns out, she’s into him too. And that’s not what some fans want. We think that some fans want to see her happy, but they want to see her happy with someone else. They want to see her happy with the man she was happy with once before. They want to see her with Ridge, even though we all see that as a terrible match not made in Heaven at all. There is nothing that we like more than

The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Brooke and Hope Argue
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New TV Adaptation of Kids’ Classic ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ in the Works (Exclusive)

The writer of upcoming BBC and Netflix series “Watership Down” and the producers behind hit animated specials including “The Gruffalo” are adapting the classic children’s tale “The Velveteen Rabbit” for TV. Magic Light Pictures and Tom Bidwell are in development on the project and already talking to broadcasters.

For U.K.-based Magic Light, it will mark a move into a hybrid style of live-action and animation. Its previous animated specials include popular adaptations of Roald Dahl’s “Revolting Rhymes” and several of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s books, including “The Gruffalo,” “Stick Man,” and “Zog,” which will
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Smithsonian Networks Launches New Subscription VOD Service, Folding in Smithsonian Earth

Smithsonian Networks has expanded its push to reach cord-cutters with the launch of Smithsonian Channel Plus, promising subscribers 1,000-plus hours of streaming nonfiction programming for $5 per month.

The new subscription VOD service incorporates and supersedes Smithsonian Earth, the company’s $3.99-monthly Svod service that launched three years ago, which had been geared around nature and wildlife.

Smithsonian Channel Plus is a bigger play: It includes the same programming that has previously aired on the linear cable TV channel, as well as hundreds of hours of programming previously available on Smithsonian Earth. According to the company, existing Smithsonian Earth subscribers can
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Your Life in April

Your Lie In April is a Japanese manga series that has been released in a number of different mediums. The original series was written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa. Here are ten things about the series that you may not know. 1. It Was Originally Published In Monthly Shōnen Magazine The series originally ran as a segment in Monthly Shonen Magazine for a period of around four years. This may seem like a long time but it helped to ensure that all aspects of the story were fully told. 2. The Story Has Been An Animated Series And A Live

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Your Life in April
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Young and the Restless Spoilers: Victoria Worries For Her Mother

Young and the Restless fans are not surprised that Victoria has blamed the death of Jt on her father. Her own son has come to her to find out what happened to him, and she had to do what she had to do. There was nothing else for her to do but go along with the lie that this was the truth. It’s not an all out lie that her parent did kill her ex, but there is no truth to the fact that it was that specific parent. But for now, we can only assume that things will work

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Victoria Worries For Her Mother
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‘My Brilliant Friend’ Scores Brilliant Ratings at Home

‘My Brilliant Friend’ Scores Brilliant Ratings at Home
With its international rollout well underway, the critically acclaimed TV series “My Brilliant Friend,” based on the first of Italian author Elena Ferrante’s bestselling “Neapolitan Novels,” is scoring strong ratings at home in Italy, and is also playing well in the U.S. and U.K.

The show, which explores the bounds of female friendship, is being hailed as a milestone in Italian television following its primetime premiere Nov. 27 on pubcaster Rai, which earned about a 29% share, pulling in more than 7 million viewers and becoming the highest-rated drama of the country’s current season.

Those ratings have remained relatively stable.
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Himesh Patel, Ewen Leslie Join BBC Adaptation of Man Booker Prize Winner ‘The Luminaries’ (Exclusive)

Himesh Patel, Ewen Leslie Join BBC Adaptation of Man Booker Prize Winner ‘The Luminaries’ (Exclusive)
Himesh Patel and Ewen Leslie have joined “The Luminaries,” with production now underway on the highly anticipated series adaptation of Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel.

The pair join Eve Hewson (“The Knick”), Eva Green (“Penny Dreadful”) and Marton Csokas (“Into the Badlands”) in the period piece. The high-end drama is being produced by Working Title and Southern Light Films for the BBC in the U.K. and Tvnz in New Zealand.

British actor Patel is best known for a long stint in British daytime soap “EastEnders” and will soon be seen in Tom Harper’s Amazon Studios feature
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A Million Little Things Fall Finale: Ep Teases 'We'll Say Goodbye' to One Member of ABC Drama's Ensemble

A Million Little Things Fall Finale: Ep Teases 'We'll Say Goodbye' to One Member of ABC Drama's Ensemble
Warning: This post contains spoilers for A Million Little Things‘ fall finale.

“I’m not the man everyone thinks I am,” A Million Little Things‘ Jon told Ashley in a flashback at the end of Wednesday’s fall finale, just before the pair kissed. Could it be that the family man and business mogul contained even more mysteries than we’d previously guessed?

Definitely, series creator DJ Nash tells TVLine. And what’s more: “Everybody in this group of friends has a secret that they have kept,” he adds. Some, like Eddie and Delilah’s affair, have been revealed. But others,
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‘CBS This Morning’ Executive Producer in Potential Exit Talks

Ryan Kadro, the executive producer of “CBS This Morning” and one of the architects of the A.M. program, is currently in contract discussions that could lead to his exit from the show, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Kadro’s contract is slated to run out at the end of the year, and he and CBS are in talks regarding a number of options, but these people believe Kadro is unlikely to remain at the network.

The program has, since launching in 2012, been a success story for CBS, placing more emphasis on harder news than its two broadcast rivals,
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Arrow Season 7 Episode 9 Review: “Elseworlds”

Warning: The following review will be a spoiler-filled discussion of not just Monday night’s episode of Arrow but all three parts of the “Elseworlds” crossover. “Elseworlds” is the fifth Arrowverse crossover, an annual tradition that first began during the third season of Arrow and the first season of The Flash in 2014 with the two heroes coming together for an epic two-parter titled “Flash vs. Arrow” and “The Brave and the Bold.” Every year, the writers fill these crossovers with more characters, special effects, and comic-book easter eggs, and that’s certainly the case with “Elseworlds,” especially when our heroes visit Clark and Lois on their

Arrow Season 7 Episode 9 Review: “Elseworlds”
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The Best Uses of Sheryl Crow Songs in Movies or TV

Apart from modeling, Sheryl Crow’s life has revolved largely around music since she’s been heavily involved in the musical scene since college and has made a stellar career out of being one of the most sought-after singers throughout the world. A lot of us can probably remember when she really came to prominence since she went off like a rocket and her songs were great to listen to since they were just a lot of fun and not too challenging when you really took the time to listen to them. A lot of her songs had so much feeling in

The Best Uses of Sheryl Crow Songs in Movies or TV
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