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Peter Dinklage on Why It’s ‘the Perfect Time’ to End ‘Game of Thrones’

Peter Dinklage on Why It’s ‘the Perfect Time’ to End ‘Game of Thrones’
Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage thinks the show is coming to an end at the perfect time.

“It’s time,” the actor said at Variety’s Sundance Film Festival studio. “Storywise, not just for all our lives. It’s the perfect time to end it. Sometimes shows stay on a little too long, the jumping-the-shark thing.”

Dinklage plays fan-favorite character Tyrion Lannister in the HBO mega-hit. Over the course of the show’s run, Tyrion has gone from simple Lannister royalty, to the Hand of the King for the reviled Joffrey Baratheon, to a patricidal fugitive, and now stands as the Hand of the Queen to Daenerys Targaryen. Dinklage added in the interview that it’s never easy saying goodbye to such a beloved character.

“It’s bittersweet when it’s time to move on with everything,” he said. “It’s always the sad part of our business, because you get pockets of great people for short
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‘The Crown’: Paul Bettany in Talks to Play Prince Philip

‘The Crown’: Paul Bettany in Talks to Play Prince Philip
Paul Bettany is in talks to play Prince Philip in season 3 of Netflix’s “The Crown.”

The British star has been linked to the role and Variety has confirmed he is being lined up to play Queen Elizabeth II’s husband in the series, which streams around the world on Netflix. He would replace Matt Smith, who has played Philip in the first two seasons.

It would be the latest piece of key casting news after Olivia Colman was confirmed as taking over the role of Elizabeth for the upcoming two seasons from Claire Foy. Helena Bonham Carter will play the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, replacing Vanessa Kirby.

Peter Morgan created the show and has always said that he intended to change key cast members in later seasons, to better portray the main characters as they age.

The show’s producers, Sony-backed Left Bank, has Bettany in its sight and The Daily Mail reports Left Bank
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Kristen Wiig Returns to TV in New Apple Series from Reese Witherspoon

Kristen Wiig Returns to TV in New Apple Series from Reese Witherspoon
Two amazing Hollywood actresses are working together to bring an all new series to television. Thanks to Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Wiig is now returning to TV. In fact, Wiig is going to be staring in a 30-minute comedy from Apple, which was produced by Hello Sunshine. The upcoming series is going to be based on the collection of short stories by Curtis Sittenfeld, which are called “You Think It, I’ll Say It.” These stories upend all the assumptions about important social issues, such as gender roles, relationships and class in a nation that feels viscerally divided and adrift. The show,

Kristen Wiig Returns to TV in New Apple Series from Reese Witherspoon
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Emmy spotlight: Karin Konoval (‘The X-Files’) comes out from under the bed and wows audiences with new role(s)

Emmy spotlight: Karin Konoval (‘The X-Files’) comes out from under the bed and wows audiences with new role(s)
Karin Konoval has already made her mark on “The X-Files” thanks to her iconic performances as under-the-bed villain Mrs. Peacock in “Home” and fortune teller Madame Zelma in “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose,” but her latest role(s) in this week’s “Plus One” could make her mark on the Emmys. As twins Judy Poundstone and Chucky Poundstone and their two dopplegangers, Konoval effortlessly portrays four complicated, quirky characters who have a telepathic link. And, oh yeah, did we mention Chucky just happens to be a man?

As we know, the Emmys love when actors take on multiple roles — just ask Tatiana Maslany who prevailed for portraying all those clones in “Orphan Black” (2016). Might Konoval earn her first career nomination at the 2018 Emmys for playing this gender-bending group of doppelgangers?

See ‘The X-Files’ wanted Robert Patrick back as John Doggett for Season 11, but ‘scheduling issue’ got in the way

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Ratings: MacGyver, Five-0 Lead Night; Black Lightning Rerun Tops Crazy Ex

Ratings: MacGyver, Five-0 Lead Night; Black Lightning Rerun Tops Crazy Ex
CBSMacGyver this Friday drew 7.7 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating, holding steady in the demo week-to-week to tie Hawaii Five-0 (9.1 mil/1.0, down a tenth) for the nightly win.

Blue Bloods (9.4 mil/0.9) delivered Friday’s largest audience, as it does, while dipping in the demo.

Elsewhere….

The CW | An encore of the Black Lightning pilot (10.5 mil/0.3) outperformed last week’s fresh Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (660K/0.2).

ABC | Child Support (3.9 mil/0.7) ticked down. Agents of Shield (2.4 mil/0.6) added a few eyeballs while steady in the demo.

NBC | Blindspot (3.6 mil/0.7) and Taken (3 mil/0.5) were steady.

Fox | Hell’s Kitchen (3.2 mil/0.9) slipped two tenths in the demo.
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Tim Doyle 1970s Family Comedy Gets ABC Pilot Order

Tim Doyle 1970s Family Comedy Gets ABC Pilot Order
ABC has kicked off the traditional pilot season with an order to an untitled single-camera comedy from former Last Man Standing showrunner Tim Doyle and ABC Studios. Written and executive produced by Doyle, the untitled comedy is set in the 1970s and revolves around an Irish-Catholic family with a working-class dad, traditional mom and eight boisterous sons who navigate changes big and small during one of America's most turbulent decades. ABC recently had a single-camera…
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Fox Orders Three Pilots: Comedies ‘Our People’ & ‘Rel’, Musical Drama ‘Mixtape’

Fox Orders Three Pilots: Comedies ‘Our People’ & ‘Rel’, Musical Drama ‘Mixtape’
Fox has ordered its first pilots of the season — Our People, a single-camera comedy from Lee Daniels and Modern Family executive producer Vali Chandrasekaran; multi-camera comedy Rel starring Lil Rey Howery and executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael; and Mixtape, a musical drama from former Smash showrunner Josh Safran. All three projects come from Fox’s current sister studio 20th Century Fox TV, which is poised to move to Disney once the proposed Disney-21st Century Fox
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Sundance 2018 Indie Episodic Preview: The Most Anticipated TV Pilots and Premieres at This Year’s Festival

Sundance 2018 Indie Episodic Preview: The Most Anticipated TV Pilots and Premieres at This Year’s Festival
Don’t let the title fool you: The Sundance Film Festival has been featuring television programs for years, be it the slew of documentaries that end up on HBO, Showtime, and Netflix or pilots that earn a special showcase like “Animals.” did in 2015.

But 2018 is special. This year, Sundance is dedicating an entire section to episodic programming, including short-form series, docu-series, traditional pilots, and more experimental premieres. It’s all coming together under the Indie Episodic banner, and it’s all designed with one clear mission:

“There is no clear path to series if you’re trying to do it independently — if you’re going to try and shoot your own pilot, and then try and get picked up,” Sundance programmer Charlie Sextro told IndieWire. “There’s a clear way [in] making an independent film: It gets picked up at Sundance, and then it gets out to the world. It’s
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Bob Smith Dies: First Openly Gay Comic To Appear On ‘The Tonight Show’ Was 59

Bob Smith Dies: First Openly Gay Comic To Appear On ‘The Tonight Show’ Was 59
Bob Smith, the first openly gay comedian to score an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, has died after a long struggle with Als. His partner, Michael Zam, confirmed the death via a Facebook post. Smith also was the first openly gay man to star in his own HBO Comedy half-hour, which bowed in 1994, and he and made numerous other TV appearances. His collection of essays, Openly Bob, won the Lambda Literary Award for humor. His second collection,Way To Go…
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Your Guide to TV's 100+ Reboots and Revivals: The Twilight Zone, Roswell, The Office, Party of Five and More

Your Guide to TV's 100+ Reboots and Revivals: The Twilight Zone, Roswell, The Office, Party of Five and More
Hollywood’s obsession with reviving long-gone TV series is showing no signs of slowing down.

In the last few years, dozens of beloved small-screen classics have been brought back from the dead, or at least reworked for new audiences. From Will & Grace and Prison Break, to Dynasty and One Day At a Time, it seems there’s no series safe from the resurrection craze.

Having said that, we’ve compiled a comprehensive roundup of TV’s revivals and reboots, from American Idol‘s imminent return to NBC’s still-in-development continuation of The Office. Even if you’ve scrolled through the gallery before,
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Skittles Created A Super Bowl Ad That Will Be Seen By Only One Person

http://www.neatorama.com/neatogeek/2018/01/18/Skittles-Created-a-Super-Bowl-Ad-That-Will-Be-Seen-By-Only-One-Person/ Apparently Skittles has created a Superbowl ad that will only be seen by one individual. This exclusive opportunity, if real, would allow the commercial to be aired to just one person, which of course seems a bit ludicrous but hey, let’s go with it. Apparently Marcos Menendez has been chosen since he is such a huge Skittles fan, and has been given the honor of having a commercial just to himself. The commercial would appear just on his TV and no one else’s, but his reaction to it would be streamed live on Facebook. This would seem to be

Skittles Created A Super Bowl Ad That Will Be Seen By Only One Person
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PGA Awards Winners List & Live Blog

Updated with live winners: The 29th annual PGA Awards are underway as the major guilds now start weighing in on this year’s awards season. The Producers Guild of America’s gala at the Beverly Hilton is presenting winners tonight in 12 categories including the marquee Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, with a record 11 nominees in the category. Early winners include Disney/Pixar’s Coco, A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the After…
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SNL Imagines a Bleak Fresh Prince in Spoof of Will Smith's '90s Sitcom

SNL Imagines a Bleak Fresh Prince in Spoof of Will Smith's '90s Sitcom
Saturday Night Live newbie Chris Redd got his biggest showcase yet this weekend, portraying Will Smith in an alternate version of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

The pre-taped sketch was an extension of the ’90s sitcom’s opening title sequence — only this time around, those “couple of guys who were up to no good” were part of a very real street gang whose leader was played by Method Man.

The gang then followed Will to Bel-Air, trashing Aunt Viv’s mansion and forcing him to hide out at a motel. It was there he met Jessica Chastain’s character, who knocked on the door,
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‘SNL’: President Donald Trump Passed His Physical – And The Tide Pod Challenge

Update, with video Tonight’s Saturday Night Live cold open was free of celebrity guests (or, it seemed, much inspiration), with cast members Aidy Bryant and Beck Bennett taking the stage as Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Dr. Ronny Jackson to present the results of Donald Trump’s recent physical and cognitive exams – results only slightly more absurdly glowing than the real thing. The president, said Bennett’s Dr. Jackson, is “71 years and 7 months young,” weight “a very…
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Favorite Japanese Game Show: “Candy or Not Candy”

This Japanese game show, Candy or Not Candy, is just flat out weird. In fact a lot of games I’ve seen from Japan thus far are just so strange that watching them I’m not sure what to expect or what they’re even doing. Is there a prize for this show if you guess correctly? Or is just something fun to do and possibly watch when there’s nothing else on? I could swear that I’ve seen the guy with the bowl cut on World’s Dumbest Videos, no joke. He was trying to chug a gallon of milk and about a third

Favorite Japanese Game Show: “Candy or Not Candy”
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Jessica Chastain Hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Important Message for Women on the Eve of the 2nd Annual Women’s March (Watch)

Jessica Chastain Hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Important Message for Women on the Eve of the 2nd Annual Women’s March (Watch)
Jessica Chastain hosted the Jan. 20 episode of “Saturday Night Live,” just hours after cities all over the country hosted the second annual Women’s March.

Chastain wasted no time celebrating that fact, bringing it up in her monologue by saying it was the “one year anniversary of the Women’s March, and everyone knows women never forget an anniversary. So today hundreds of thousands of people were out there and they were so, so brave — because it’s flu season.”

Kate McKinnon (in a Time’s Up tee-shirt) and Cecily Strong (wearing a black tee that said #MeToo) joined Chastain on-stage to sing “You Don’t Own Me,” with Aidy Bryant in the audience wearing a pink pussy hat, saying she can’t say the word because it’s “one of the very many words only the president can use.”

Beck Bennett and Pete Davidson joined, wearing sweatshirts that said “The Future is Female,” saying they want
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Takes on Trump’s Physical Exam, Stormy Daniels Scandal, Wonders if Anything Matters Anymore (Watch)

‘Saturday Night Live’ Takes on Trump’s Physical Exam, Stormy Daniels Scandal, Wonders if Anything Matters Anymore (Watch)
Saturday Night Live” opened its Jan. 20 episode by taking jabs at Donald Trump’s doctor, Ronny Jackson, and the physical exam the Trump underwent that said he was 239 pounds.

Opening the show was Aidy Bryant as Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who acknowledged that today was the anniversary of the Women’s March but said there were “a million women out there to celebrate the president’s first kick-a– year in office. We did it, girls!”

After mentioning Trump’s plan for the border wall that includes “some parts see-through, some parts fence, and some parts just empty space that operate on the honor system,” Bryant’s Sanders went on to ask the press assembled for the conference in the cold open sketch to get #SchumerShutdown trending and then introduced Beck Bennett’s Ronny Jackson.

Bennett’s Jackson reiterated the stats from Trump’s real life physical exam but added he has a “44-inch coke bottle waist, legs
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Eiza Gonzalez

There is nothing like a hot and steamy kiss with one of Hollywood’s most praised and adored studs, Liam Hemsworth. Liam and his older brother Chris have been taking Hollywood by storm for some time now and their momentum does not appear to be slowing in the slightest. With that being said, is the new love interest of Liam has massive benefits for a little know Mexican-born aspiring actress and singer, Eiza Gonzalez. Well, at this point the “little-known” part of the description no longer applies. Everyone knows she exists now. The thing is most people know very little about

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Eiza Gonzalez
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That Time Gordon Ramsey Lost to Prison Cook in Onion Cutting Competition

Give this much to Gordon Ramsay, when he lost in an onion cutting competition to a prison cook he was pretty gracious. He even offered the guy a job at one of his restaurants if he wanted it. You could say whatever you want about him not meaning it but honestly when someone like Ramsay offers you a job the first thing out of your mouth should be ‘I’ll take it’. This guy didn’t seem all that enthused and there could be reasons why. It could have been because he was in front of the camera and was a bit

That Time Gordon Ramsey Lost to Prison Cook in Onion Cutting Competition
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When Darth Vader’s James Earl Jones Voice Processor Breaks

Oh my head. When that voice processor that channels the voice of James Earl Jones goes kaput Darth Vader sounds like a certain scared young man from Tattoine that just hated sand. Can you even imagine what might have happened if Anakin Skywalker’s body wasn’t ravaged beyond all repair on Mustafar? Sounding like Hayden Christensen for the rest of his existence as Darth Vader would have been, um, awkward. I hate to throw shade at Star Wars, but someone really needed to give Christensen some acting lessons. He’d already been in a film or two before making his way over

When Darth Vader’s James Earl Jones Voice Processor Breaks
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