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It’s always controversial on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Thus, it came as no surprise that one of this season’s episodes attempted to address past issues that took things a little too far beyond the taste line.   Earlier, Netflix pulled an episode titled Dee Reynolds: Shaping America’s Youth, which... Read more
1 hour ago
By Bruce Haring
It's toy time, everyone! Funko and Hasbro Marvel Legends are releasing some "Hawkeye" goodies for you! Now, we're not getting them until next year, but if you want to buy these for holiday gifts, you could always blame the crazy shipping issues we're all having right now. Not that I'm condoning... Read more
1 hour ago
By Jenna Busch
The Animation Guild’s contract negotiations with the AMPTP have broken off without a deal but will resume later next year. “An agreement was not reached today,” Alexandra Drosu, the guild’s director of communications and content, told Deadline tonight. “We will have to continue negotiations in the New Year though no... Read more
2 hours ago
By David Robb
Apparently, not every dog has his day as the Disney+ legacy sequel to the popular 1989 Tom Hanks film of the same name, "Turner & Hooch," has been canceled after just one season. Child actor turned Internet personality Josh Peck ("Drake & Josh," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles") played U.S. Marshal... Read more
2 hours ago
By BJ Colangelo
CNBC’s ‘American Greed’ Returns for 15th Season and a Milestone 200th Episode Two hundred episodes in, the truth remains: some people will do anything for money. Season 15 Premieres January 5th at 10PM ET/PT with High-Profile Ripped-from-the-Headlines Stories 200th Episode Featuring Trial of Theranos’ CEO Elizabeth Holmes Premieres January 12th... Read more
3 hours ago
By Renew Cancel
A new Netflix film depicts the end of the world as we know it, but Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi sound fine on the first song from its soundtrack. “Just Look Up,” the song from Netflix’s forthcoming Don’t Look Up, is out on social media. The mid-tempo ballad is a... Read more
4 hours ago
By Bruce Haring
"Ozark" is one of the best drama series on television right now, and expectations are high for the sure-to-be thrilling series conclusion coming in 2022. Unlike past seasons, which were 10 episodes long, "Ozark" season 4 will consist of 14 episodes and be divided into two parts, similar to how... Read more
4 hours ago
By Liam Gaughan
TV One Announces Premiere of the Original Docuseries ‘One Stage to the Next’ Starring Grammy-Nominated Syleena Johnson on Tuesday, December 14th at 10 P.M. EST The series will follow award-winning singer Syleena Johnson as she continues to navigate through life and the entertainment industry. (SILVER SPRING, MD) – December 1,... Read more
4 hours ago
By Renew Cancel
Adele continued to sell a lot of copies of her “30” for a second week in a row. She finished week 2... Read more
5 hours ago
By Roger Friedman
At a recent FYC event for FX's "Reservation Dogs," co-creator Sterlin Harjo explained the importance of interconnectivity.... Read more
5 hours ago
By Libby Hill
The undeniable Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life is celebrating its diamond anniversary this season. Believe it or not, it has been 75 years since its release in December 1946. Considering it has become the classic of classics for the yuletide season, this irresistible film starring James Stewart as George Bailey, a... Read more
5 hours ago
By Pete Hammond
On Friday afternoon, a bidding war kicked off amongst Hollywood’s major studios over an untitled racing film that has Brad Pitt attached to star, Deadline has confirmed. The film will be helmed by Top Gun: Maverick‘s Joseph Kosinski, with that Paramount blockbuster’s screenwriter Ehren Kruger and its producer Jerry Bruckheimer... Read more
5 hours ago
By matthewgrobar
Hip hop is a multi-billion-dollar musical movement that is now at the center of mainstream culture. It’s grown into something bigger than anyone who attended Cindy Campbell’s 1973 end of summer party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the West Bronx – widely considered ground zero for hip hop – could... Read more
5 hours ago
By peterdeadline
Voltaire's description of dying, offered to Louis Nicolas Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, baron de Preuilly in 1723, goes like this: "[I] made my confession; and my will, which ... was exceedingly short. After that, I calmly awaited death: only regretting ... that I must part from my friends so soon."... Read more
5 hours ago
By Scott Thomas
EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, Alloy Entertainment has secured the rights to How Ted Bundy’s Killing Spree Launched a Legion of Feminist Karate Masters, a story about The Feminist Karate Union, by Ivana Rihter, which was published on the Narratively media platform in October 2020. Alloy Entertainment president and CEO... Read more
5 hours ago
By Nellie Andreeva
EXCLUSIVE: NBC is developing a mystery drama about a therapist who is forced to move to a small town, starring Merrin Dungey. In Between comes from Liz Vassey, the All My Children actress turned writer/producer, and Call Me Kat and The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik. Dungey, who stars... Read more
5 hours ago
By peterdeadline
Alec Baldwin may believe it is “high unlikely” he’ll face criminal charges out of the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, but the Santa Fe District Attorney hasn’t ruled out the option. In a pretty direct response to the actor/producer’s numerous and highly emotional assertions last night on ABC... Read more
6 hours ago
By Dominic Patten
The dark comedy "Kevin Can F*** Himself" centers around Allison Devine-McRoberts, a long-unhappy housewife buried so long in the shadow of her immature husband Kevin (Eric Peterson) that she reaches the end of her rhetorical rope: she needs out. She only sees one path forward, and that is to kill... Read more
6 hours ago
By Jeff Ewing
Prime Video Releases Official Series Trailer for ‘With Love’ The multi-holiday romantic comedy series, written and created by Gloria Calderón Kellett, follows the Diaz siblings, Lily and Jorge Jr., on a mission to find love and purpose. Prime Video Delivers Holiday Rom-Com Cheer in The Official “With Love” Series Trailer... Read more
6 hours ago
By Renew Cancel
"Lost in Space" (or, to use the title I personally gave it, "A Series of Unfortunate Events ... in Space!") has come to an end after three seasons packed with stunning sci-fi visuals and, despite the darkness along the way, a fundamentally hopeful vision of humanity's future. Based on the... Read more
6 hours ago
By Hannah Shaw-Williams
Michael Pearce's invasion flick is a handy antidote to the sillier brand of popcorn entertainment that has long dominated the genre.... Read more
6 hours ago
By Kate Erbland
Dr. Anthony Fauci, appearing on MSNBC’s All in With Chris Hayes last night, responded to recent controversial comments from Fox Nation host Lara Logan. Logan told Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro on Monday that “people across the world” have told her Fauci doesn’t “represent science,” referring to a comment made by... Read more
7 hours ago
By tomt
This animated drama starring Rosa Salazar and Bob Odenkirk finds the best of both worlds, especially in the one of its own making.... Read more
7 hours ago
By Steve Greene
Remember the beginning of the pandemic when we were all mesmerized/entertained/horrified by the Netflix series "Tiger King?" Remember when everyone was saying "Cool cats and kittens," and you had to watch the show just to figure out all the memes? Even a second season of "Tiger King" wasn't enough to... Read more
7 hours ago
By Jenna Busch
The Prime Video original series premiered December 3.... Read more
7 hours ago
By Latifah Muhammad
Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle's last seven episodes see their best friends facing the future, making for a bittersweet end to their affecting Hulu series.... Read more
8 hours ago
By Ben Travers
The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is ending your story too soon.... Read more
8 hours ago
By Moriah Richard
Antoine Fuqua has entered into a first-look partnership with Netflix, continuing his relationship with the studio after the successful drama The Guilty starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The deal will focus primarily on films and documentary features. Fuqua also announced Friday the renaming of his production company to Hill District Media, from... Read more
8 hours ago
By jkroll03
If you’ve been spending time on Zoom calls, Twitch, and more, it’s time to upgrade your webcam.... Read more
8 hours ago
By Latifah Muhammad
The rights sales we list today come from children's books, illustrated work for adults, fiction, and from Norway, Spain, Russia, and Turkey. The post Rights Roundup: Text and Light From ‘The End of the World’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.... Read more
8 hours ago
By Porter Anderson
From Jane Campion's Western to subtler themes in "Spencer" and "Passing," the Oscars could easily honor multiple queer films this year.... Read more
8 hours ago
By Jude Dry
In a season blessed by experimentation and invention, Hans Zimmer's "Dune" frontrunner goes up against Jonny Greenwood's "The Power of the Dog." Constantly updated.... Read more
9 hours ago
By Bill Desowitz
Diana Bishop's journey will conclude in 2022. Shudder, AMC+, and Sundance Now revealed Friday that A Discovery of Witches Season 3 will launch on all three platforms Saturday, January 8, 2022. The final chapter finds "Matthew (Matthew Goode) and Diana (Teresa Palmer) returning from 1590 to present day and combating... Read more
9 hours ago
By Paul Dailly
Before the first season of "Only Murders in The Building" came to close, we were delighted to learn that the series was already gearing up for a second season. Now, said return to the Arconia is already in production, promising another 10 episodes of hilarious hijinks, mystery-cracking, and lots of... Read more
9 hours ago
By Shania Russell