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‘Lord of the Rings’ Series at Amazon Taps First Cast Member (Exclusive)

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‘Lord of the Rings’ Series at Amazon Taps First Cast Member (Exclusive)
The upcoming “Lord of the Rings” series at Amazon has made its first casting decision.

Variety has learned from multiple sources that Markella Kavenagh is in talks for a role in the upcoming epic fantasy series. Details of Kavenagh’s characters are being kept under wraps, but sources say she would be playing a character named Tyra.

Kavenagh is known for having previously starred in the sequel series to the Australian film “Romper Stomper” as well as for roles in the shows “Picnic at Hanging Rock” and “The Cry.” She is repped by Silver Lining Entertainment.

Amazon and reps for Kavenagh declined to comment.

The “Lord of the Rings” series is being developed by the writing team of Jd Payne and Patrick McKay. In addition, “Game of Thrones” alum Bryan Cogman has signed on as a consultant on the project with J.A. Bayona set to direct multiple episodes.

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Discovery Sets ‘Brady Bunch’ Crossovers to Promote HGTV’s ‘A Very Brady Renovation’

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Discovery Sets ‘Brady Bunch’ Crossovers to Promote HGTV’s ‘A Very Brady Renovation’
To help promote HGTV’s upcoming series about the renovation of the “Brady Bunch House,” Discovery is bringing the “Brady Bunch” to some of its other networks.

“Brady Bunch” cast members will appear in episodes of “Fast N’ Loud,” “Chopped,” “Worst Cooks in America,” “The Kitchen” and “The Pioneer Woman,” which air on Food Network and Discovery Channel. These episodes will air in August and September, leading up to the debut of “A Very Brady Renovation.”

The “Brady Bunch” castmembers taking part include: Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy).

In honor of the show’s 50th anniversary, Hgtv transformed the interior of the Studio City, California, house — which used as the exterior of the what many viewers know as “The
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Kenya Barris and Kid Cudi Team on Adult Animated Netflix Series ‘Entergalactic’

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Kenya Barris and Kid Cudi Team on Adult Animated Netflix Series ‘Entergalactic’
Netflix announced Monday that rapper Kid Cudi will team up with “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris to create an adult animated streaming series based on his upcoming album, “Entergalactic.”

Written by Kid Cudi with “How to Make It in America” creator Ian Edelman, “Entergalactic” will follow a young man on his journey to discover love. Barris will produce the show through his company Khalabo Ink Society, which has an overall deal with Netflix.

Barris, who produced the recently released “Shaft” and “Little,” has several other projects as a writer and producer on his slate, including a remake of Roald Dahl’s “The Witches,” which he co-wrote with director Robert Zemeckis, and the sequel to the Eddie Murray ’80s comedy “Coming to America.” Cudi, who released “Kids See Ghosts” with Kanye West last year, aims to release his new album later this year.

Also Read: Netflix Orders Variety Sketch Series 'Astronomy Club' From Kenya Barris

For Netflix,
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Maya Hawke Reflects on Robin’s ‘Stranger Things’ Coming Out Story

Robin Buckley shocked viewers everywhere when she came out as a lesbian to Steve Harrington on the floor of a bathroom stall, but actress Maya Hawke says the twist wasn’t always set in stone.

Hawke tells Variety that it wasn’t until episode four or five that she and the Duffer Brothers came to a final decision about Robin’s sexuality.

“It was kind of a collaborative conversation, and I’m really really happy with the way that it went,” she said at the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” premiere in Los Angeles.

On the show, Hawke plays
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The Hills Recap: Where There's Smoke...

The Hills Recap: Where There's Smoke...
While Brody stayed back to brave the Malibu fires on Monday’s episode of The Hills: New Beginnings, his friends escaped to Vegas to fan some flames of their own. (To Stephanie’s credit, she began the trip by initiating a champagne toast “to the fires being put out and not spreading anymore.” So, you know, she did her part.)

Already off to a disappointing start, the Vegas trip — which was supposed to be drama-free! — took a full-on nosedive when Frankie informed Stephanie that Joey accused her of hooking up with Justin Bobby. (This game of telephone is already exhausting.
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The Bachelorette Men Tell All Recap: Lukey, You Have Some 'Splaining to Do

This week's The Bachelorette was the dreaded Men Tell All. I say "dreaded" because I was full of dread for how much Luke I was about to be subjected to. Hannah Brown would be great, but there might be too much anger and too little resolution for this to be good TV. And it was indeed very Luke-h ...

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‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown on Combating Misogyny in Front of Millions: ‘I’m So Over Being Slut Shamed’

‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown on Combating Misogyny in Front of Millions: ‘I’m So Over Being Slut Shamed’
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “The Bachelorette: Men Tell All” that aired Monday, July 22.

The BacheloretteHannah Brown says that she’s proud of a lot of things she’s done on-screen this season, but she feels most gratified knowing that she was able to inspire millions of girls to combat misogyny in their relationships.

“I’m proud that the hurt and hard times I had on the show was all for something because I was able to use my experience and use that tattle voice for women who don’t have a platform,
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Love Island Recap: The Villa Welcomes 6 New Sexy Singles

Each week, TV Guide is recapping CBS's Love Island USA -- the U.S. take on the U.K. reality show phenomenon. Join us as we break down all the drama between these sexy humans who "packed more abs than shirts" for Fiji, and check back every night for the latest updates.

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Listen: ‘Drunk History’ Host Derek Waters on Why There Should Be a Law Banning TV Reboots

Listen: ‘Drunk History’ Host Derek Waters on Why There Should Be a Law Banning TV Reboots
Derek Waters loves TV history — so much so that he even keeps a collection of old TV Guide magazines at home. As the co-creator and host of Comedy Central’s Emmy-nominated “Drunk History,” it’s perhaps no surprise that Waters reveres classic TV — particularly from his childhood era of the 1980s.

But here’s where he draws the line at nostalgia: Reboots and remakes.

“I hope some day, I’m alive to see some sort of law passed where something, be it ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ once a show or movie [has been given] some sort of accolade, it can be shut,” Waters
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The Cast of Criminal Minds Promises Answers After J.J.'s Finale Revelation

The cast of Criminal Minds will be on the cover of the July/August edition of Watch! magazine, and TV Guide has your first look at the Alfred Hitchcock-inspired shoot as well as the cast's first teases for the upcoming fifteenth and final season.

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TV Ratings: Is ‘Love Island’ Deserted?

TV Ratings: Is ‘Love Island’ Deserted?
Two weeks have passed on “Love Island” and plenty of singles have coupled and uncoupled in their bid for love and a fat $100,000 pay check. However, there’s one couple that doesn’t seem to be hitting it off: CBS and “Love Island.”

Ratings for the show have been far from paradisiacal, and with the network gambling heavily on the series by programming it five nights a week, there’s a risk that “Love Island” could soon find itself dumped and that CBS will sail away from yet another failed nonfiction franchise launch.

The numbers for “Love Island” have been unerringly stable,
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TVLine Items: Lois Lane Joins 'Crisis,' Baldwin's Roaster Revealed and More

TVLine Items: Lois Lane Joins 'Crisis,' Baldwin's Roaster Revealed and More
Along with giving us two Supermen, this season’s big Arrowverse crossover will also give us one Lois Lane. Elizabeth Tulloch is set to reprise her role as the iconic reporter, EW.com reports, having made her debut during last season’s “Elseworlds.”

“Crisis on Infinite Earths,” airing this fall on The CW, will also introduce us to Lois and Clark’s child; when last we saw the Man of Steel and his pregnant fiancée, they were making tracks for Argo City.

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TV News Roundup: Helen Mirren Is Royalty in First Trailer for HBO’s ‘Catherine the Great’ (Watch)

In today’s roundup, HBO drops the first trailer for its forthcoming limited series “Catherine the Great” and Variety obtains an exclusive sneak peek of the next episode of TV Land’s “Younger.”

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CNN Films will premiere its documentary “Halston” on Aug. 18. The doc, which tells the life of the legendary design and lifestyle icon, is directed by Frédéric Tcheng (“Dior and I”) and will air again on Aug. 24.

Oxygen has announced an Aug. 10 premiere date for its upcoming two-hour special “Manson: The Women,” in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Manson Family murders. The special features interviews with Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme,
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Big Little Lies: Burning Questions We Still Have After the Season 2 Finale

Big Little Lies: Burning Questions We Still Have After the Season 2 Finale
Justice was served, on a few different levels, in Sunday’s Big Little Lies finale… but that doesn’t mean all of our questions were answered.

HBO’s Emmy-winning drama wrapped up its sophomore run with a (maybe lackluster?) season finale that saw Celeste win her custody battle with monster-in-law Mary Louise, and Bonnie walk into the local police station to confess with the other four ladies backing her up. Most of the series’ central mysteries were neatly tied up — we learned what happened to Perry’s brother as a boy, and watched Madeline and Ed mend fences and reconcile
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Jenny Wall Named Nickelodeon Cmo, Eryk Casemiro Named Senior VP of Nickelodeon Preschool

Nickelodeon has hired two new executives, tapping Jenny Wall to become chief marketing officer and Eryk Casemiro to become senior vice president of Nickelodeon Preschool.

Most recently Cmo at Spotify-owned Gimlet Media, Wall will be responsible for all on- and off-air consumer marketing, brand creative and content launches across all of Nickelodeon’s platforms, including Nicktoons, TeenNick, Nick at Nite and Noggin. Replacing Kim Rosenblum, Wall will be based in New York and report to Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins.

Prior to her time at Gimlet, Wall was senior VP, head of marketing at Hulu, where she oversaw the launch of “The Mindy Project,
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Liz Garbus on Why The World May Never Know ‘Who Killed Garrett Phillips’

Liz Garbus on Why The World May Never Know ‘Who Killed Garrett Phillips’
By the time Liz Garbus’s two-part documentary “Who Killed Garrett Phillips?” debuts on HBO, there could be a new public lead in the case of the murdered titular 12-year-old. As least, that’s what many may hope after the new St. Lawrence County district attorney admitted a new tip earlier this spring. Garbus says she would do a follow-up to her doc if need be, but she admits that after her experience getting to know the Potsdam police for the project, she doesn’t think it’s likely.

“The chief of police is now Mark Murray, who was the lead detective on the case.
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‘Bachelor’ Producers in Wait-and-See Mode Amid Police Probe Into Fleiss Incident

‘Bachelor’ Producers in Wait-and-See Mode Amid Police Probe Into Fleiss Incident
Those working on “The Bachelor” and its sister shows are in wait-and-see mode as a domestic incident involving creator Mike Fleiss continues to be investigated in Kauai, according to sources close to production.

The results of the police investigation are still pending, after Fleiss’ wife, Laura Fleiss, had accused him of attacking her in their Hawaii home on July 4. A Kauai county public information officer told Variety last week that no arrests have been made.

At Warner Horizon Television, which produces “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise,” no internal investigation has been initiated against Mike Fleiss, according to sources,
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The Rook Stars Talk Myfanwy's Puzzling Name, the Bechdel Test and That Hive-Mind Makeout Session

If you’ve watched an episode of Starz’s supernatural drama The Rook, you already know that Emma Greenwell‘s character’s name — Myfanwy — rhymes with “Tiffany.” But you might not know exactly why, and Greenwell was happy to explain when she stopped by TVLine’s San Diego Comic-Con 2019 interview suite.

We won’t go into the specifics here (click on the video above to get a full understanding of why the character foregoes the traditional pronunciation) but we will prepare you: Greenwell’s explanation kicked off a bit of silliness among co-stars Olivia Munn and Joely Richardson. Accents were bandied about.
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Bellamy Delivers a Low Blow to Octavia in This Tense The 100 Sneak Peek

Clarke (Eliza Taylor) may finally be out of danger of losing her body to Josephine, but the rest of our heroes still left in Sanctum are in grave peril when The 100 returns this week.

After so many dead Primes and a near mass-execution, Clarke, Bellamy (Bob Morley), Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos), and

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Netflix's Another Life Review: Katee Sackhoff's Return to Space Is Derivative Disappointment

Netflix's Another Life is sending Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff back to her zero-grav roots.

The actress leads the new series as Niko Breckinridge, the reluctant commander of a crew tasked with finding the home planet of aliens that have dropped a mysterious artifact -- a giant ship that

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