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‘The Middle’ Spinoff Starring Eden Sher Gets Pilot Production Commitment At ABC

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‘The Middle’ Spinoff Starring Eden Sher Gets Pilot Production Commitment At ABC
It’s official. More Sue Heck is on the way. ABC has given a pilot production commitment to a spinoff from the middle-class family comedy The Middle toplined by series co-star Eden Sher. The Sue Heck Spinoff (pka The Middle spinoff) comes from The Middle creators/executive producers Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline and studio Warner Bros. TV.

Written by Heisler and Heline, the half-hour single camera comedy follows the twentysomething adventures of eternal optimist Sue Heck (Sher) as she leaves the small town of Orson to navigate the ups and downs of a career and young adulthood in the big city of Chicago.

Heisler and Heline executive produce vie Blackie and Blondie Productions, which produces in association with Warner Bros. TV.

Talks about a Sue-centered Middle spinoff started several months back; that is why Sher did not entertain any pilot offers this past season.

As Deadline reported in May,
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Mark Hamill Joins History’s ‘Knightfall’ Season 2

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Mark Hamill Joins History’s ‘Knightfall’ Season 2
History has renewed the Knights Templar drama “Knightfall” for a second season, the network announced on Monday.

For the drama’s second outing, “Star Wars” star Mark Hamill will join the cast, and “The Flash” executive producer Aaron Helbing will take over showrunning duties.

Led by Tom Cullen, “Knightfall” tells the story of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages who were entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most precious relics.

Also Read: That Time Mark Hamill Told Schwarzenegger to Lose the Accent

Hamill will play the role of Talus, a battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran of the Crusades, who survived captivity for 10 years in the Holy Land and is tasked with training the new initiates to the Order.

Also joining the cast for Season 2 are “The Bastard Executioner” alum Tom Forbes as Prince Louis, the violent and unpredictable son of King Philip and heir to the throne,
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Marvel's Runaways Gets Season 2 Premiere Date — and McU Connection?

Marvel's Runaways Gets Season 2 Premiere Date — and McU Connection?
Marvel’s Runaways will resume running away on Friday, Dec. 21, when all 13 episodes of the comic book-based drama release on Hulu.

Starring Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer and Gregg SulkinAllegra Acosta, Annie Wersching, Ryan Sands, Angel Parker, Ever Carradine and James MarstersKevin Weisman, Brannagh, James Yaegashi, Brittany Ishibashi, Kip Pardue and (whew!) Julian McMahon, and executive-produced by co-showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Season 2 picks up with the Runaways having left their homes (and evil parents) behind and now struggling to learn to live on their own.

To that latter end, the kids will set
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Grey's Anatomy: Jeff Perry to Return — as Part of Mer's Medical Investigation?

Grey's Anatomy: Jeff Perry to Return — as Part of Mer's Medical Investigation?
Jeff Perry may have said goodbye to Scandal, but he’s sticking around the Shondaverse a little longer.

The actor will return to Grey’s Anatomy for Season 15, reprising his role as Meredith’s father, Thatcher Grey, EW.com reports.

Details are being kept under wraps about Perry’s return — including the number of episodes he will appear in or when his encore will air — but it’s possible Thatcher could be involved in an “emotional” storyline that ABC chief Channing Dungey told TVLine about earlier this month at TCA.

According to Dungey, Season 15 will find Meredith getting wrapped up
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‘The Fix’: Abraham Lim To Recur In ABC Drama Series In Gender-Switching Recasting

‘The Fix’: Abraham Lim To Recur In ABC Drama Series In Gender-Switching Recasting
Abraham Lim (The Glee Project) is set for a recurring role in a recasting on ABC’s new legal drama The Fix, from Marcia Clark, Mandeville TV and ABC Studios. Co-written by Marcia Clark, The Fix centers on Maya Travis (Maya Travis), an L.A. district attorney who suffers a devastating defeat when prosecuting an A-list actor for double murder. With her high-profile career derailed, she flees for a quieter life in Washington. Eight years later when this same celebrity is…
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Horror Icon Barbara Crampton Joins ‘Channel Zero’ Season 4

Horror Icon Barbara Crampton Joins ‘Channel Zero’ Season 4
Horror icon Barbara Crampton (don’t call her a scream queen) has joined the cast of Channel Zero season 4. The new season, subtitled The Dream Door, focuses on a married couple who find a mysterious door in their basement. Needless to say, creepy stuff happens. We say this every time we write up a Channel Zero related story, […]

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‘Fences’ & ‘Tully’ Producer Bron Studios Teams With ‘The Bridge’ Creator Måns Mårlind & Tandem Prods On Period Thriller

‘Fences’ & ‘Tully’ Producer Bron Studios Teams With ‘The Bridge’ Creator Måns Mårlind & Tandem Prods On Period Thriller
Exclusive: Fences and Tully producer Bron Studios has teamed up with Studiocanal's Tandem Productions on a global television thriller created by The Bridge co-creator Måns Mårlind. The two companies are co-producing gritty, eight-part series Shadow Play for a slew of European broadcasters including France's Canal+, Scandinavian digital platform Viaplay, Canal+ in Poland and Dutch public broadcaster Npo. The character-driven period thriller is set in Berlin and centres on…
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Donald Trump Tweets Omarosa Is “Dog” Who Got Fired By John Kelly

President Donald Trump continues tweet-trashing Omarosa as she takes her Unhinged Trump tour of TV news programs. This morning, Potus called his former White House liaison office communications director a “dog.” He also described her as a “crazed, crying lowlife” who he gave “a break” and “a job at the White House.” So much for his campaign promise to hire “the best people.” This morning’s Trump tweet also includes rare praise for White House Chief of Staff John Kelly
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Emmys 2018 Poll: Who Should Win for Lead Actress in a Drama Series?

Emmys 2018 Poll: Who Should Win for Lead Actress in a Drama Series?
Blessed be the fruit… and this year’s Emmy category for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series is a blessedly fruitful one indeed.

The absolutely stacked six-nominee field is led by reigning champ Elisabeth Moss, who took home her first-ever Emmy win last year for her stunning work as oppressed handmaid June in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. But she’s got some formidable competition this year in the form of two ladies coming off their dramas’ final seasons: Keri Russell, as stone-faced spy Elizabeth Jennings in FX’s The Americans; and 2016 winner Tatiana Maslany, as a gaggle
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The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Bill and Katie Speak About Will

The Bold and the Beautiful recap is bold. Hope told her mother and Ridge that she and Liam are getting married, and they did not react quite the same way. You see, Ridge knows that his daughter is not going to sit back and do this with Liam the rest of her life, but he also doesn’t want to see the man jump right back into things with Hope. He cannot make up his mind, and he cannot get it right, and Ridge knows that Liam is going to hurt Hope, too. And he is the only person in this

The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Bill and Katie Speak About Will
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Stephen Colbert Mocks Omarosa Boast She Finally Has Proof Donald Trump Is Racist

Updated with video: Yet another close adviser to President Donald Trump has betrayed him, Stephen Colbert announced, tragically, at the top of Late Show. The latest person to turn on Trump is his former adviser “and realtor giving you a card at a funeral,” Omarosa. The former Apprentice franchise star, fired from her White House job in December, has written a salacious new book “filled with shocking details that you already knew,” Colbert revealed. On Today show, Omarosa…
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Former Murdoch Consigliere Marty Pompadur Joins Board Of Bitcoin Investment Firm MovieCoin

Exclusive: Marty Pompadur, one of Rupert Murdoch's former key lieutenants, is getting in to the world of blockchain, joining the board of MovieCoin. MovieCoin was established in 2017 by Christopher Woodrow, who has exec producer credits on films including Black Mass, Hacksaw Ridge and Birdman. It aims to use the nascent technology to fund films and television series. Pompadur, who previously served on the board at ABC, was one of the execs responsible for helping to…
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The 20 Highest Earning Dead Celebrities

Fortune Magazine and Forbes Magazine have come out with their list of the highest earning celebrities this past year who are deceased. Some celebrities are so ubiquitous that they continue to earn money decades after dying. Royalties from music, sales of books and records, money from television specials and performances, ownership of music catalogues, money from using the celebrity likeness on products and much more add to the ongoing income. Often a celebrities sudden and surprising death will enhance sales of celebrity owned merchandise. The list of highest earning dead celebrities is based on pre-tax earnings between October 15, 2016

The 20 Highest Earning Dead Celebrities
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Ariana Grande and James Corden Perform ‘Titanic’ Musical Number on ‘Late Late Show’

Ariana Grande and James Corden Perform ‘Titanic’ Musical Number on ‘Late Late Show’
Ariana Grande worked overtime Monday during her appearance on CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” performing an elaborate “Titanic”-themed musical number with host James Corden.

The duo ran through a medley of 13 pop songs across nine different sets in a segment billed as a reenactment of the Jack and Rose love story from the Oscar-winning 1997 blockbuster starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

The medley started with Styx’s “Come Sail Away” and ended, of course, with Celine Dion’s power ballad from the movie, “My Heart Will Go On.” CBS noted that the segment was shot in one take.

Grande
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Facebook Scores Rights To Spanish La Liga Soccer In India & Will Make Games Available For Free

Facebook has scored the rights to Spanish soccer league La Liga in India and will make the games available for free via its social media platform. The company has inked an exclusive three season deal with the Spanish football league, starting with the 2018/19 season, which kicks off this month. It means that fans in India and the Indian subcontinent including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Pakistan will be able to watch the likes of Lionel…
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BBC Releases First Look at Matthew Rhys, Jamie Dornan in ‘Death and Nightingales’

The BBC has released first-look images of stars Jamie Dornan and Matthew Rhys in its upcoming drama “Death and Nightingales.” The three-part show marks a reunion for Dornan with writer-director Allan Cubitt, with whom he previously worked on crime drama “The Fall” between 2013 and 2016.

Adapted by Cubitt from a 1992 novel by Eugene McCabe, “Death and Nightingales” is set in Northern Ireland in 1885. It tells a story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge that follows a young woman’s struggles to control her own destiny. The action takes place over a 24-hour period during which Beth Winters, played by Ann Skelly,
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‘Death and Nightingales’: First-Look At BBC Two Period Drama Starring Jamie Dornan & Matthew Rhys

The BBC has revealed the first look at its forthcoming period drama Death and Nightingales, starring The Fall's Jamie Dornan and The Americans' Matthew Rhys. The pair are starring alongside Irish up-and-comer Ann Skelly in the three part drama, based on Eugene McCable's modern Irish classic. It will air later this year on BBC Two.Written by The Fall creator Allan Cubitt, the series is produced by from Imaginarium Productions and Soho Moon and…
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Young and the Restless Spoilers: Nikki Lets Victor Throw Romance Her Way

Young and the Restless fans watched as Cane told his wife what he felt would be the best decision for her. He wants her to go on the run and to do what he feels is best for her so that she doesn’t have to go to jail for the rest of her life for causing this accident that took the life of her sister-in-law and her unborn baby. She’s heartbroken, upset, and miserable, and she’s not in a place where things are going to change if the judge decides to put her in jail. Things are awful and unhappy,

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Nikki Lets Victor Throw Romance Her Way
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Viacom’s Channel 5 Lines Up Porn Star Stormy Daniels & Kirstie Alley For ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

Stormy Daniels, the porn star who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump, and Cheers actress Kirstie Alley are some of the star names set to appear on the British version of Celebrity Big Brother as Viacom-owned broadcaster Channel 5. The show, which is produced by Endemol Shine-backed Initial Productions, launches Thursday August 16. The network is theming this summer's reality hit as The Eye of The Storm and is introducing housemates that have all been caught up…
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‘This Is Us’: Michael Angarano Cast as Jack’s Brother

‘This Is Us’: Michael Angarano Cast as Jack’s Brother
This is…. Nicky.

Michael Angarano (“I’m Dying Up Here”) will play Jack’s brother, Nicky, in season 3 of NBC’s hit drama, Variety has confirmed. Angarano will be a recurring character.

Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) hasn’t revealed much about the death of his brother, but the two served together in Vietnam. The character was introduced in the episode “Brothers,” in a flashback, and was seen again in a group photo of the two in Vietnam alongside other servicemen. Jack told his sons Randall and Kevin that his brother was killed in the war.

Season 3 of “This Is Us” will
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