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The CW Renews ‘All American,’ ‘The 100,’ ‘In The Dark’ and ‘Roswell, New Mexico’

The CW Renews ‘All American,’ ‘The 100,’ ‘In The Dark’ and ‘Roswell, New Mexico’
The CW has announced a flurry of renewals.

Three of the network’s freshman shows, “All American,” “Roswell, New Mexico” and “In The Dark,” will return for second seasons, as well as “The 100,” which gets a seventh outing. This means that all five of The CW’s first-year shows, including the previously-renewed “Legacies” and “Charmed,” have been picked up for a sophomore run, a first for the network.

The sixth season of “The 100” is set to premiere on April 30, and will see the characters descending to a new planet after being frozen in stasis pods on a spaceship for decades,
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‘Homeland’ Creators Ink Multi-Year Overall Deal at Sony

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‘Homeland’ Creators Ink Multi-Year Overall Deal at Sony
Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa have signed a multi-year overall deal at Sony Pictures Television, Variety has confirmed.

The new deal means the duo will depart their longtime home at 20th Century Fox Television. In addition to Gordon and Gansa, Sony’s current roster of creators under overall deals includes Norman Lear, Anthony Hemingway, Gloria Calderon Kellett, and Vince Gilligan.

Gordon and Gansa are best known for creating the critically-acclaimed Showtime series “Homeland,” based on the Israeli “Prisoners of War.” “Homeland” has received 39 Emmy Award nominations across seven seasons, picking up eight wins in total. The eighth and final season of the series is set to air later this year. Their other credits include “24,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “The X-Files.”

Gansa and Gordon’s new deal was negotiated by Wme and Gendler & Kelly.

This is the latest in an ever-growing strong of top creators signing rich new deals
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‘Swamp Thing’ Trailer: There’s Something in the Water in the DC Universe

‘Swamp Thing’ Trailer: There’s Something in the Water in the DC Universe
The comic book character Swamp Thing hasn’t appeared in film or television in a significant way since the 1990s, but that’s about to change when he gets his own live-action series on the DC Universe streaming service this summer. We caught a quick glimpse of the character in a brief teaser last week, but now […]

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Animated ‘Star Trek’ Series Greenlit at Nickelodeon

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Animated ‘Star Trek’ Series Greenlit at Nickelodeon
An animated “Star Trek” series has officially been given the greenlight by CBS Television Studios and Nickelodeon, Variety has learned.

The new CG-animated series will follow a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation.

As Variety previously reported, the series hails from Kevin and Dan Hageman, the pair behind “Trollhunters” and “Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu,” as well as Eye Animation Productions (CBS’ new animation arm), Secret Hideout, and Roddenberry Entertainment. Ramsey Naito, Evp of animation production and development at Nickelodeon, will oversee the show.

“‘Star Trek,’ Nickelodeon, and the state of animation are doing incredibly ambitious things as of late. We couldn’t be more excited to jump aboard,” said Dan and Kevin Hageman.

Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers on the project alongside the Hagemans. Aaron Baiers
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"Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" Creators Prepping Art Drama at Amazon (Exclusive)

Emmy-winning "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino have identified their next project for Amazon.

Amazon has optioned author Mary Gabriel's Ninth Street Women for the Palladinos to develop under their overall deal with the studio.

Published in September 2018, Ninth Street Women is set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times and chronicles five women — Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler — who dared to enter the male-dominated world of 20th century abstract painting as artists (and not muses). These women changed American art and ...
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Disney Channel’s ‘Andi Mack’ Ending After 3 Seasons (Video)

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Disney Channel’s ‘Andi Mack’ Ending After 3 Seasons (Video)
Disney Channel’s comedy-drama “Andi Mack” will end after three seasons, the network said on Wednesday.

The series will return for its final episodes on June 21 and air its series finale on July 26.

“‘Andi Mack’ was a labor of love for a room of impassioned, inventive writers, a talented and dedicated crew, and an extraordinary, miraculous cast who inspired us all. We had the honor of breaking a lot of new ground for Disney Channel,” said creator and executive producer Terri Minsky. “We were its first serialized show, its first series centered around an Asian American family, and its first to feature an LGBTQ character who spoke the words ‘I’m gay.’ But the best part of making ‘Andi Mack’ was our audience, who let us know we mattered to them. The series finale is for them.
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TV Review: ‘The Red Line’

For all that broadcast TV’s power has attenuated in recent years, what they choose to put on still means something — and, from a certain point of view, something more than the choices made by prestige outlets. After all, the reach of broadcasters is without parallel. They’re simply in that many more homes than prestige cablers and streamers, even as their peak audience (or even their audience five years ago) seems unattainable now.

Which makes it important and worth noting when a network makes a choice more ambitious than the mix of family comedies and procedurals that still performs well enough.
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Broadcast Bubble Shows 2019: What’s Coming Back, What’s Not

While many broadcast shows have already been picked up for next season, plenty of favorites are still waiting to learn their fates.

Given that the broadcasters are currently evaluating this year’s crop of comedy and drama pilots, some current shows will unfortunately have to shuffle off to that great network in the sky, where they say there are no notes from executives and everything gets a back nine orders.

Read on to see which shows will most likely return and get canceled.

ABC

Already Renewed

Dramas

-“The Good Doctor

-“A Million Little Things

-“Agents of Shield
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TV Q: Are Midseason Debuts Cancelled More Often Than Fall Launches? Or Does It Only Seem That Way?

At this time of year, when I go to report on broadcast-tv ratings, I will often look at the numbers for a midsession launch and wonder: “Why did they even bother airing this? Might simply running an inexpensive test pattern do nearly as well?”

I mean, are the new scripted shows saved for late winter, spring or summer not much more than cannon fodder? Is there a correlation between when a freshman series is premiered and its chances (or the network’s internal forecast) for survival?

Before I drown you in data, answer me this: What percentage of midsession series
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Gotham Series Finale Sneak Peek: Check Out Grown Up Catwoman in Action

A lot of time has passed on Gotham between the penultimate episode and the series finale. Ten years, in fact, and a lot of things have changed, but a few have stayed just the same.

For example, Selina Kyle is still stealing things to make ends meet, but she looks very different as an adult. TV

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Elizabeth Olsen Says Disney+ Series ‘WandaVision’ Is Set in 1950s

Elizabeth Olsen Says Disney+ Series ‘WandaVision’ Is Set in 1950s
Avengers: Endgame” star Elizabeth Olsen tells Variety that “WandaVision,” the forthcoming Disney+ series about her superhero character, Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, will be set in the 1950s.

“There’s quite a few other comic books that we’re pulling from and it’s going to be Wanda and the Vision, and I think at the Disney+ launch chat, they showed a photo of us in the ’50s,” Olsen says.

“Paul [Bettany] and I are really excited. They have a great group of writers. I think it’s going to be a total of six hours,” she continues. Olsen also says shooting would begin in the fall.
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CBS Chiefs: Former Exec’s Claim Network ‘Has a White Problem’ Is ‘Disheartening,’ ‘Painful’

CBS Chiefs: Former Exec’s Claim Network ‘Has a White Problem’ Is ‘Disheartening,’ ‘Painful’
Susan Zirinsky, president of CBS News, and Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, sent emails to staff Tuesday expressing concern over claims made in an essay published in Variety in which CBS veteran Whitney Davis detailed racist discrimination and sexual harassment she witnessed and was subjected to at the network.

In response, Zirinsky said Davis’ letter serves as a reminder to CBS senior leaders “to check ourselves” and to “take our culture as seriously as we take our journalism.” Kahl said that the letter shows how much work the network still needs to do to be fully inclusive.

CBS had
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BBC Studios Making Prince Charles Series for ITV

ITV has greenlit a BBC Studios-produced series about Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne. “Inside the Duchy” (working title) will follow the Prince of Wales over two one-hour episodes to mark his 50th year as the holder of the title of Duke of Cornwall.

The producers said the series will give an unprecedented insight into the workings of the Duchy, the royal estate given to Charles as the duke, which generates £20 million ($26 million) a year in income. A film crew was embedded with the prince and staff and tenants of the Duchy, capturing the running of the estate.
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The Essential Marvel Movies to Watch Before Avengers: Endgame

More than likely, you don't have the time rewatch every single movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before Avengers: Endgame hits theaters. More than likely, you only have time to rewatch one, maybe two, and at best three, before the film arrives on Friday, April 26. If you're pressed for time but

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TV News Roundup: Hulu Releases Trailer for George Clooney’s ‘Catch-22’ (Watch)

In today’s roundup, Hulu releases the official trailer for George Clooney’s “Catch-22,” and Disney Channel announces its “Andi Mack” series will end after season 3.

Dates

Gabriel Iglesias will star as a high school history teacher in the Netflix multicam comedy “Mr. Iglesias,” launching on June 21. The comedian teaches gifted, but misfit students and helps them unlock their full potential in the 10-episode first season. Sherri Shepherd, Jacob Vargas, Maggie Geha and Richard Gant are among the cast members.

The political thriller “Designated Survivor” will premiere its third season on its new Netflix home on June 7. Kiefer Sutherland plays
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Phil Keoghan Predicts the Final Two Teams of The Amazing Race Season 31

Season 31 of The Amazing Raceis officially under way, which means we had to check in with the legend himself: Phil Keoghan. The host has given us his predictions for who will win in seasons past, but for this new venture -- which has a cast made up of Amazing Race, Survivor and Big Brotheralums --

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Jussie Smollett Scandal: ‘Empire’ Cast Inks Letter Supporting Actor

Jussie Smollett Scandal: ‘Empire’ Cast Inks Letter Supporting Actor
Empire” stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard are appealing to Fox for their embattled co-star Jussie Smollett to return for the show’s sixth season.

Henson, Howard, and the rest of the drama series’ top cast, penned an April 19 letter to Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier, Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment chair Dana Walden, Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn, Empire co-creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, and other executive producers on the series, Variety confirmed.

“Together, as a united front, we stand with Jussie Smollett and ask that our co-star, brother and friend be brought back for our sixth season of Empire,
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Daytime Emmys: New Procedures Aim to Avoid Repeat of Last Year’s Winner Scandal

A year after an awards debacle rocked the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and nearly took down the Daytime Emmys, the organization has instituted new rules that officials hope have made this year’s proceedings fairer. One major one was to stop the practice of posting acting reel submissions from some key categories online.

Five years ago NATAS instituted the practice of sharing the clips with the hopes of building “fan excitement for the telecast and engagement on social media,” NATAS president and CEO Adam Sharp tells Variety. But, instead, NATAS felt it wound up providing competitors
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What to Stream the Weekend of April 26

The sun might be shining, but nothing's brighter than this week's slate of TV premieres. Lounge about this weekend with the premiere of HBO's Gentleman Jack, a historical love story; Chambers, a new Netflix horror series; and CBS' The Red Line, a heavy-hitting story about three families in Chicago

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TVLine Items: Swamp Thing Trailer, Cinemax Renews Warrior and More

There’s something in the water: The DC Universe digital subscription service has released a first (and super murky) trailer for Swamp Thing, its next live-action original.

Premiering Friday, May 31, the series follows follows Abby Arcane (played by Gotham‘s Crystal Reed) as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana. She soon discovers, however, that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets, and when unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the marsh, no one is safe.

Last week, it was reported that the show’s Season 1 episode count had been cut
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