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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Finale to Be Longest Episode Yet

6 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

For many fans, the latest “Game of Thrones” episode, “Beyond the Wall,” was an emotional roller coaster. It’s teased deaths, major plots developments, and hinted at budding romances that left social media reeling.

Unfortunately, though, Season 7 is shorter than the usual 10 episodes, but fans can take solace in one thing: the finale, airing this Sunday, will be the longest episode of the HBO hit yet, clocking in at 79 minutes and 43 seconds, the networks confirmed on Tuesday.

Ravens tell us that the #GoTS7 finale will be 79 minutes and 43 seconds.

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HBO also revealed the episode’s name: “The Dragon and the Wolf.” The Season 7 finale will feature a meeting of the warring forces of Westeros, houses Lannister, Stark, and Targaryen, in order to discuss how to deal with the threat of a White Walker invasion, as »

- Matt Fernandez

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Peter Tolan, Norman Lear Developing NBC Comedy With Production Commitment

8 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Peter Tolan and Norman Lear are developing a new comedy series with NBC, Variety has learned.

The network has given the new single-camera series, currently titled “Guess Who Died,” a pilot production commitment. Based on Lear’s personal experience of working well into his 90’s, the series is described as a humorous and inspiring look at the shared joys and challenges people experience at any stage of life.

Lear and Tolan will serve as executive producers and writers, with Brent Miller also executive producing. Lear’s Act III Productions and Tolan’s Cloudland Company will produce along with Sony Pictures Television. Cloudland is set up under an overall deal at Sony.

Lear is a television legend, having created, produced, and written classic shows such as “Good Times,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons,” “All in the Family,” and “One Day at a Time.” He has been nominated for 11 Emmy Awards during his storied career, winning »

- Joe Otterson

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‘Stranger Things': Duffer Brothers Say Season 3 Is a Go, Show Might End After Season 4

10 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Season 2 of “Stranger Things” hasn’t even been released yet, but the Duffer Brothers have teased that Season 3 of the Netflix series is a go and that they plan to do one — but just one — more after it. “We’re thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out,” co-creator Ross Duffer told Vulture, explaining that they can’t have their protagonists constantly running through the Upside-Down. “We just have to keep adjusting the story,” brother Matt Duffer added. “Though I don’t know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year.” »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer to Star in ‘A Discovery of Witches’ for Sky

9 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer will star in supernatural romantic drama series “A Discovery of Witches” for Sky. The Sky Original Production will be adapted from Deborah Harkness’ novel for Sky 1 and Now TV.

Produced by Bad Wolf, “A Discovery of Witches” is scheduled to begin production at the new Wolf Studios facilities in Wales and on location in Oxford from September. Bad Wolf announced its new production studio, which is based in Wales, in May this year.

“A Discovery of Witches” is described as a contemporary love story set against the backdrop of Oxford academic life, but in a world where witches, vampires and demons live and work unseen amongst humans. Palmer stars as an historian and reluctant witch, denying her heritage, whose discovery of a manuscript throws her into the heart of a dangerous mystery and into the path of an enigmatic geneticist (Goode), who is a vampire.

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- Robert Mitchell

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Common to Lead Starz ‘Black Samurai’ Series From RZA, Jerry Bruckheimer

9 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Common is set to play the lead role in a new Starz series based on the “Black Samurai” book series with Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Jerry Bruckheimer executive producing, the network announced Tuesday.

The series, which is currently in development, will follow Robert Sand (Common), a highly-trained American Army Ranger whose life is transformed when he meets a legendary Japanese master who invites him to train as a samurai. After his beloved sensei and samurai brothers are killed by mercenaries, Sand is thrust on a worldwide journey of both revenge and self-discovery.

“We cannot wait for the world to meet Robert Sand – part Jason Bourne, part James Bond, and 100% the hero we need today,” said Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming for Starz. “‘Black Samurai’ promises to be an action-packed ride and with the Bruckheimer team, Common, RZA and Andre at the helm, we can feel certain this will be exceptional storytelling.”

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- Joe Otterson

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MTV Orders Second Season of ‘Fear Factor’ (Exclusive)

10 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

MTV has plenty to cheer with its “Fear Factor” revival. The cabler has given a 20-episode order to Endemol Shine North America for a second season of the unscripted competition series, hosted by rapper Ludacris.

Fear Factor” has been a solid performer for MTV with its target young adult demo since its May 30 debut. The show is scheduled to wrap its initial 12-episode run tonight.

MTV put a kinder, gentler spin on the series that made its mark as a gross-out affair on NBC from 2001 to 2006. The post-millennial version of “Fear Factor” emphasizes the aspirational motivation for contestants to face their fears in elaborate physical stunts and games inspired by scenes from well-known movies, viral videos and other pop culture-centric material.

“I’m looking forward to season two of ‘Fear Factor’ and it being more ludicrous than the first season,” said Ludacris. “Pun intended.”

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- Cynthia Littleton

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‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ Reboot Scrapped by NBC

21 August 2017 6:59 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Xena’s sword is going back in the sheath.

NBC’s planned reboot of “Xena: Warrior Princess” is not moving forward following the recent departure of writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach. The network considers the project to be dead in its current iteration, although it remains possible that a new “Xena” revival could be developed down the road.

Rob Tapert (the original co-creator of “Xena”) and Sam Raimi had been heading up the project for Ghost House Pictures in association with NBC International Television Studios. »

- Ryan Gajewski

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‘La La Land,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Among 2017 World Soundtrack Award Nominees

22 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the first wave of 2017 World Soundtrack Award nominees.

Among the contenders: Academy Award winner Justin Hurwitz (“La La Land”), and Academy Award nominees Mica Levi, Nicholas Britell, Dustin O’Halloran and Jóhann Jóhannsson. As previously announced, the lifetime achievement award will be presented to composer David Shire (“The Conversation,” “All the President’s Men”) as part of the #WSAwards celebration of jazz. »

- Rebecca Rubin

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Game of Thrones Director Admits to "Fudged Timelines"

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If you've been getting whiplash from the breakneck pace of Game of Thrones Season 7, you're definitely not alone.

Major character reunions, epic battle scenes and long-awaited reveals seem to be dropping in every 10 minutes this year, but that's what happens when you reach the climax of a series at


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- Lindsay Macdonald

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David Letterman's Netflix Salary Will Make You Cry

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David Letterman is going to make $2 million per episode of his new Netflix show.

That is...so much money. That's enough to buy a million Taco Bell crunchy taco supremes. That's so many tacos. It's also almost as much as his Late Show replacement Stephen Colbert, who is racking in $15 million a year,


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- Megan Vick

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Gabby Douglas is Gunning to Be a Marvel Superhero

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Gabby Douglas is a groundbreaker. The Olympian broke records by becoming the 2012 champion in the individual all around competition for the Rio Olympics battle. She was the first woman of color to accomplish the feat to win her spot on the Olympic team. Mattel even honored her with a “Shero line” Barbie doll created in the gymnast’s image. She’s an inspirational figure in the world today, but she has her sights set even higher. The Barbie doll is cool and so is the press that she’s received for her impressive accomplishments, but she wants more. Gabby wants to join

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- Dana Hanson-Firestone

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Dragon vs. Dragon on Game of Thrones: What to expect

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If you watched the pulse-pounding episode of Game of Thrones last night then you already know what’s coming. If not, then you might want to look away as there will be spoilers coming up. The latest episode of GoT is one that has fans reeling as they couldn’t bear to look away from the sudden development of a scene that everyone knew had to be coming eventually, but no one was prepared for. Once again, if you haven’t watched the episode then you might want to turn away now. To start out with things are heating up all over Westeros.

Dragon vs. Dragon on Game of Thrones: What to expect »

- Wake

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The Fosters Made TV History With Callie and Aaron

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[Warning: The following contains spoilers for Tuesday's episode of The Fosters]

Callie may have finally found true love on The Fosters.

Tuesday's episode marked an important milestone for Callie Adams-Foster (Maia Mitchell) and her new boyfriend Aaron (Elliot Fletcher). The two love birds have been


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- Megan Vick

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Lucifer Bosses Talk Up 'Leftover' Standalone Episodes (Maze as 007?!), How They'll Fit Into Season 3

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Lucifer fans need not worry about May’s cliffhanger ending not being addressed as soon as Season 3 arrives on Monday, Oct. 2 at 8/7c.

Back in March, it was announced that Season 2 of the Fox drama would run only 18 episodes, and that the final four to be filmed would get added onto this fall’s run. That news A) bummed out fans who already were enduring a prolonged springtime hiatus, and 2) raised some concern about how the episodes, previously reported to be standalone in nature, would fit into Season 3.

For example, some fretted that the aforementioned cliffhanger — in which Lucifer (played »

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The Top Five Jerry Lewis Movie Roles of His Career

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Jerry Lewis is an American actor, singer, comedian, screenwriter, director, producer, and humanitarian. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, on March 16, 1926. He is best-known for the comedy act ‘Martin and’ and his partner in this duo was Dean Martin. He is also famous for his roles in many films and is a legend in the movie industry. Sadly, Jerry Lewis died on August 20, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is thought the cause of his death was cardiac and vascular disease. In memory of this talented actor, here are Jerry Lewis’ five best movie roles. 1.

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- Nat Berman

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‘Tremors’: Vincenzo Natali To Direct Syfy-Blumhouse Reboot Starring Kevin Bacon

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Vincenzo Natali (Hannibal) has been tapped to direct the Syfy pilot Tremors, a reboot of the 1990 cult classic film, with original star Kevin Bacon reprising his role. The project hails from Jason Blum’s Blumhouse TV and Universal Cable Prods. In the Tremors follow-up, written by Andrew Miller, the killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, Nv, 25 years ago are back, and the town's only hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon), who beat them once. But to… »

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Matthew Goode Sinks His Teeth Into Vampire Drama A Discovery of Witches

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Given his track record of sweeping the ladies off their feet (by way of The Good Wife and Downton Abbey), it was only a matter of time before Matthew Goode sprouted a pair of fangs.

Goode will star opposite Teresa Palmer — who has her own history of romancing the undead, thanks to 2013’s Warm Bodies — in A Discovery of Witches, an adaptation of Deborah Harkness’ internationally best-selling All Souls Trilogy. The story follows Oxford student Diana Bishop (Palmer), a descendant of the witches of Salem who becomes romantically involved with Matthew, a 1,500-year-old vampire.

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Movie Roles That Were Only Ever Offered To One Person

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When a character is taken from a book or from a comic or some different form of media to be placed in a film, there are usually moments when you decide in your own mind just who would play those most crucial parts and who would be best suited. For nearly every role on this list someone else was considered for the role but the chance to bring it to life was only ever offered to one person. A few of them came to embody the role in a way that no one else could hope to do while a

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- Wake

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