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Amazon to Develop ‘Jack Reacher’ Series

Amazon to Develop ‘Jack Reacher’ Series
Watch out Tom Cruise, there’s going to be another Jack Reacher in town.

In a competitive situation, Amazon has won the rights to develop a series based on the protagonist from Lee Child’s novels. The series hails from “Scorpion” creator Nick Santora, who will write, showrun and executive produce.

Child’s “Jack Reacher” series has sold over 100 million copies to date, and was recently adapted into a pair of features with Tom Cruise playing the former U.S. Army Military Police Corps officer. The two films grossed nearly $400 million combined.

The series is a co-production between Amazon, Skydance Television and Paramount Television.
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‘Hill House’ Alum Oliver Jackson-Cohen Joins ‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ (Exclusive)

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‘Hill House’ Alum Oliver Jackson-Cohen Joins ‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ (Exclusive)
The Haunting of Hill House” alum Oliver Jackson-Cohen has joined “The Haunting of Bly Manor” in a leading role, TheWrap has learned exclusively.

Jackson-Cohen — who played Luke Crain on “Hill House” and is the second Season 1 star to join Season 2 of the Netflix horror anthology series, following Victoria Pedretti’s casting — will play Peter, described simply as “a charming fellow.”

Additional character details are being kept under wraps, but TheWrap has learned Jackson-Cohen’s character will, of course, interact with Pedretti’s, a governess named Dani “who takes care of two very unusual children.”

Also Read: 'Haunting of Hill House' Star Victoria Pedretti to Return for 'Bly Manor'

Now dubbed the “Haunting” anthology, the show’s 10-episode first season, “Hill House,” launched last October and centered around the Crain family: father Hugh, mother Olivia (Carla Gugino), and their children, Steve (Michiel Huisman), Shirley (Elizabeth Reaser), Theo (Kate Siegel), Luke (Jackson-Cohen
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Diary of a Female President: Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) Joins Disney+ Series

Diary of a Female President: Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) Joins Disney+ Series
Gina Rodriguez is coming to Disney+. Deadline reports the Jane the Virgin star has joined the streaming service's new TV show, Diary of a Female President.

The series "follows 12-year-old Cuban-American Elena (Tess Romero) as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school and begins her journey to become the future president of the United States. Unabashed, semi-dweeby, ultra-observant and with a strong point of view, she walks through the world with purpose and confidence."

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Netflix Boards BBC’s ‘The Serpent,’ Starring Tahar Rahim as Serial Killer (Exclusive)

Netflix Boards BBC’s ‘The Serpent,’ Starring Tahar Rahim as Serial Killer (Exclusive)
Tahar Rahim will play French serial killer Charles Sobhraj in the BBC drama “The Serpent,” which Netflix is boarding as a co-producer. The streaming giant will play it in the U.S. and around the world.

Rahim (“The Looming Tower”) will star as conman and mass murderer Sobhraj, who was discovered and trailed by a young diplomat in mid-1970s Southeast Asia and who escaped prison more than once.

The eight-part series is written by Richard Warlow (“Ripper Street”) and based on the true story of how the elusive Sobhraj was caught and brought to trial. The drama follows a
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‘Winos’: Thomas Lennon To Write & Star In Vineyard Workplace Comedy For Quibi

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‘Winos’: Thomas Lennon To Write & Star In Vineyard Workplace Comedy For Quibi
Quibi’s busy month continues as it pops the cork on another shortform series announcement. The Odd Couple and Reno 911! alum Thomas Lennon is set to create, write, executive produce and star in Winos, a workplace comedy for Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s digital platform.

The logline: After failing spectacularly in Silicon Valley, a misguided entrepreneur moves one valley over into wine country and tries to turn a run-down vineyard into a success. Winos follows the antics of this ragtag group of employees who have no business running a winery.

Peter Principato of Artists First also is serving as an executive producer on the series. No other cast or crew was announced. Lennon is repped by Artists First, UTA, Jackoway Austen and Rogers & Cowan.

Quibi has been on a content tear the past week. Along with Winos, the platform has Since July 8 has announced a Varsity Blues revival,
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ABC Sets Lea Michele Holiday Movie Special ‘Same Time, Next Christmas’

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ABC Sets Lea Michele Holiday Movie Special ‘Same Time, Next Christmas’
It’s only July but the holiday spirit is alive and well. ABC announced today that Lea Michele will be starring in the forthcoming special holiday movie Same Time, Next Christmas from Freeform Studios which is slated to air December 2019.

In the movie, the Glee alum will play the lead role of Olivia Henderson, a young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family’s annual Christmas visit to Hawaii. After being separated by distance and years, the two reunite at the same Hawaii resort years later and the old chemistry between them flares up anew – but circumstances conspire to keep them apart.

“This holiday season holds special importance to me as I get to celebrate both my role in this film and my first-ever holiday album,” said Michele. “I’m honored to return to ABC with this movie event, and I am excited to share the holidays with everyone.
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Netflix Orders ‘Oceans’ Natural History Series From ‘Blue Planet II’ Creator

Netflix has ordered a multi-part natural history series on the world’s oceans from Freeborne Media, the production outfit of acclaimed natural-history producer James Honeyborne, who created “Blue Planet II.”

Each of the series’ episodes will focus on a different ocean, “combining the disciplines of oceanography, geography and earth sciences to experience these characteristics in new ways,” Netflix said in a statement. The series is the first project to spring from a multi-year deal signed by Freeborne with Netflix to create big-budget natural history programs.

The streaming giant is delving more deeply into the natural history space. It has already
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Netflix Revises Controversial ’13 Reasons Why’ Suicide Scene

Netflix has edited the controversial suicide scene from “Thirteen Reasons Why” two years after the show originally premiered.

“We’ve heard from many young people that ’13 Reasons Why’ encouraged them to start conversations about difficult issues like depression and suicide and get help—often for the first time,” Netflix said in a statement Monday. “As we prepare to launch season three later this summer, we’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show. So on the advice of medical experts, including Dr. Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we’ve decided with
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13 Reasons Why: Netflix Removes Suicide Scene Amid Backlash

In the wake of a new study that drew a connection between a spike in teen suicide and the popularity of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, the streamer has removed a graphic Season 1 sequence that depicted Katherine Langford’s Hannah taking her own life.

“We’ve heard from many young people that 13 Reasons Why encouraged them to start conversations about difficult issues like depression and suicide and get help — often for the first time,” Netflix said in a statement. “As we prepare to launch Season 3 later this summer, we’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show. So on the advice of medical experts,
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The Hills Recap: Can You Believe There Was Drama at the Crystal Party?

The Hills Recap: Can You Believe There Was Drama at the Crystal Party?
Only on a show like The Hills: New Beginnings could one character look at another in earnest and sigh, “Maybe at the crystal party, we’ll see what happens.”

The party in question was an $80,000 shindig for Spencer and Heidi Pratt’s we-can’t-believe-it’s-a-real-company Pratt Daddy Crystals, which is allegedly so successful that it’s become the couple’s primary source of income. And just as Audrina Patridge foretold, we did see what happened.

More from TVLineThe Hills Recap: War of the Bro-sesScream Returns: Everything to Know About VH1's Six-Part ResurrectionQuotes of the Week: Stranger Things, The Hills,
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Grand Hotel's Denyse Tontz Says Alicia Isn't as 'Blameless' as You Think

Things are really heating up on Grand Hotel, though sadly it seems things between Danny (Lincoln Younes) and Alicia (Denyse Tontz) have actually cooled off.

After sending a memo to the staff reinforcing the rules against relationships between staff members -- thanks again, Ingrid (Anne Winters) and

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‘Legion’ Offers Marvel a Fresh Twist on Time-Travel With Real — and Very Strange — Consequences

‘Legion’ Offers Marvel a Fresh Twist on Time-Travel With Real — and Very Strange — Consequences
[Editor’s Note: The following article contains light spoilers for “Legion” Season 3, Episode 4, “Chapter 23,” as well as “Avengers: Endgame.”]

When Noah Hawley decided to infuse time travel into “Legion,” he knew he didn’t want it to be like other time travel stories — starting with the impediment to traveling whenever you want.

“On some level, if you think about the early days of exploring the world with maps […] there were huge parts [where] you just wrote the word ‘dragon’ or ‘sea monsters’ — we just didn’t know what was out there,” Hawley said in an interview with IndieWire. “So I liked the idea that time, as an explorer, is similarly dangerous — a vast unknown. Like any ecosystem, it has its own flora and fauna at some level.”

Legion’s” imposing flowers are the Time Demons. Yes, Time Demons: creatures that safeguard the temporal state of the universe and spring up whenever a time traveler goes back too far or travels to the same place too often.
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The Bachelorette's Windmill Drama Definitely Lived Up to the Hype

As Hannah Brown sang at the top of the show, it's Fantasy Suite Week on The Bachelorette. Hannah said the fantasy suites aren't about sex, but they're definitely not not about sex. This episode... was about sex.

Pilot Peter got the first date. They did the Titanic thing on the bow of a boat, be ...

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Russell Tovey on His ‘Arrogant and Heroic’ ‘Years and Years’ Character

Russell Tovey on His ‘Arrogant and Heroic’ ‘Years and Years’ Character
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched the fourth episode of “Years and Years.”

Russell T. Davies’ limited series “Years and Years” began with a birth, but it did not wait until the finale to book-end the story with a death.

In the fourth episode of the multi-year spanning family drama, the Lyons family lost Daniel (Russell Tovey), who drowned while trying to cross back into the U.K. illegally with his boyfriend Viktor (Maxim Baldry).

“He’s arrogant and he’s heroic,” Tovey tells Variety. “Yes, it’s what you do for love in a desperate situation,
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The Bachelorette Recap: My Big Fat Greek Breakup — Who Went Home?

The Bachelorette Recap: My Big Fat Greek Breakup — Who Went Home?
It’s Fantasy Suite Week on The Bachelorette… but will a magical trip to Crete finally break the inexplicable spell that the detestable Luke P. has cast on Hannah this season? (Fingers crossed!)

Hannah’s so excited to hit those fantasy suites, guys, she’s singing about it. Literally. She and the four final guys — Peter, Jed, Tyler C. and (ugh) Luke P. — all head to the idyllic Greek island of Crete to take “the next step” in their “journey,” with the help of an intimate, Chris Harrison-arranged getaway. So let’s see who made their fantasies come true…
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Gina Torres Says We'll Get to Know Jessica More Intimately in Suits Spin-Off Pearson

Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) is back baby -- but you've never seen her like you will in Pearson, the Suits spin-off about the former head of Pearson Specter Litt and her new life in Chicago.

For six seasons, Jessica Pearson was always the biggest fish on the USA legal drama. Being the boss meant that

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Listen: Hugh Grant on Why He Would Kill Social Media if He Could

Listen: Hugh Grant on Why He Would Kill Social Media if He Could
Hugh Grant has been very active in U.K. press reform initiatives, but he knows the problem is even bigger than the media moguls who control the world’s major news outlets. That’s why Hacked Off, the campaign he’s involved with, is also expanding its scope to include the impact of online propaganda.

“It’s particularly terrifying, the triumph of technology over democracy,” Grant told Variety‘s “My Favorite Episode” podcast. “You realize, Trump couldn’t have happened without Facebook manipulation, and Brexit couldn’t have happened without it. It’s all the ability now, people with enough money and resources,
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TV Review: ‘Veronica Mars’ Season 4

“Veronica Mars” was a slap to the face of high school dramas when it premiered on Upn in 2004. Creator Rob Thomas took the well-worn “who killed the pretty teenager?” whodunnit and hard-boiled it, following a traumatized girl desperately trying to harden herself to the world’s harsh realities as she tried to solve the case. As a heroine, Veronica (an immediately magnetic Kristen Bell) is typically pretty and blonde, but also deeply cynical, furious, and stubborn to a fault. Between trying to reconcile the facts of her best friend’s murder and her own sexual assault, Veronica Mars — a name
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Norah O’Donnell Invokes Edward R. Murrow to Launch New Era at ‘CBS Evening News’

Though Norah O’Donnell had her first turn as anchor of “CBS Evening News” Monday night, she didn’t rely on any attention-grabbing tricks to carry the day. There was no flashy drawing board, no rattling off of unsettling, urgent headlines and no wrap-up of the day with a mawkish end segment calling up some element of Americana.

Instead, the new evening-news anchor took viewers from Washington to Puerto Rico to outer space in under half an hour, part of a bid by CBS to lure new viewers to its venerable evening newscast, which has ties to some of most
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Here's the Only Schedule You Need for San Diego Comic-Con 2019

It's the most wonderful (and most stressful) time of the year: Figuring out what San Diego Comic-Con panels you're going to hit during the four-day convention in San Diego, California. With the annual event right around the corner, it's time to start planning out what you can't miss, what you must

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