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'The Mighty Ducks' Television Series in Development

'The Mighty Ducks' Television Series in Development
The Mighty Ducks may take the ice again as a television series about Disney's underdog Minnesota hockey team is currently in development.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that while the live-action series is still a long way from firing knucklepucks, screenwriter Steven Brill – who penned 1992's The Mighty Ducks and the sequels D2 and D3 – and producer Jordan Kerner have concocted a new story about the ragtag youth hockey team.

As there is not yet a script for the project, it's unclear if Emilio Estevez's Gordon Bombay or any
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Did Kevin Spacey Cost Netflix $39 Million?

Did Kevin Spacey Cost Netflix $39 Million?
Did Kevin Spacey cost Netflix nearly $40 million? The streaming giant posted a banner fourth-quarter earnings report on Monday, but it included a $39 million write-down for content the company “decided not to move forward with”… and the “House of Cards” star immediately came to mind. A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to TheWrap the write-down was tied to cancelled Spacey projects. The story was first reported by Bloomberg. The Golden Globe and Oscar winner was exiled from the Netflix political drama following accusations of sexual misconduct in November. The streaming media and video-on-demand service later decided to bring the...
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‘What We Do In The Shadows’ TV Series Reboot From Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi Gets FX Pilot Order, Sets Cast

‘What We Do In The Shadows’ TV Series Reboot From Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi Gets FX Pilot Order, Sets Cast
A reboot of What We Do In The Shadows is in the works for the small screen. FX has given a pilot order to a half-hour comedy based on the 2014 mockumentary horror film co-written, co-directed and starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Clement is attached as writer and executive producer on TV adaptation and Waititi will direct and executive produce. Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen are set to star in the FX pilot, executive produced by…
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The Good Doctor: Will Yun Lee to Guest on ABC TV Show

The Good Doctor: Will Yun Lee to Guest on ABC TV Show
Will Yun Lee is coming to ABC. Entertainment Weekly reports the Hawaii Five-0 star will guest on The Good Doctor. The medical drama stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a new surgical resident with autism and savant syndrome whose incredible memory and keen ability to perceive spatial relations inform Shaun’s gifted comprehension of his patients. The cast also includes Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Beau Garrett, Hill Harper, Tamlyn Tomita, and Richard Schiff.
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‘The Resident’ Consultant Under Review Amid ‘Code Black’ Sexual Harassment Claims

‘The Resident’ Consultant Under Review Amid ‘Code Black’ Sexual Harassment Claims
Twentieth Century Fox Television is reviewing a sexual-harassment claim against Zachary Lutsky, a prominent Hollywood medical consultant who currently works on Fox’s “The Resident” and was the subject of a human-resources investigation while working on ABC StudiosCode Black,” Variety has learned.

“We have only recently learned of these allegations through an inquiry from a reporter,” said a spokesman for 20th Century Fox TV. “We are not aware of any claims made concerning his conduct on ‘The Resident.’ We take these matters seriously and are reviewing this.”

Lutsky served as a medical consultant on season two of “Code Black,” which is produced by ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios. Three sources close to the production told Variety that in 2016 Lutsky had already been informed that his contract would not be picked up for the following season when two female employees told producers that they had been subjected to continuous verbal sexual harassment by Lutsky over a
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Mark Burnett Revives Boxing Series ‘The Contender’ With Epix, Paramount Television

Mark Burnett Revives Boxing Series ‘The Contender’ With Epix, Paramount Television
The Contender” is back in the ring, this time on Epix.

Mark Burnett, MGM TV and Digital and Paramount TV are reviving the boxing competition series that ran on NBC from 2005 to 2009. The show revolves around an elimination-style competition among 16 boxers as they train and fight in the hopes of winning a six-figure purse and the title of “The Contender.” Several pugilists from the earlier incarnation went on to compete in world championships, including Sergio Mora, who took the Wbc Super Welterweight Championship title in 2008.

Eric Van Wagenen is executive producer and showrunner alongside Burnett, who is now president of MGM Television and Digital. Van Wagenen worked on the original series with Burnett. Sylvester Stallone was also on board the NBC version but there’s no word if he’s back again this time.

“Boxing belongs on premium pay television and there is no better home for ‘The Contender’ than Epix.” said Burnett
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‘Timeless’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On NBC

‘Timeless’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On NBC
The canceled-then-quickly-renewed NBC series Timeless has gotten a Season 2 premiere date. The sophomore season of the popular time travel series will debut at 10 PM March 11, following a three-hour premiere of the annual "American Ninja Warrior: USA Vs. the World" special.

Timeless will continue in its Sunday 10 PM slot following the previously announced second-season premiere of Steve Harvey-hosted Little Big Shots and the debut of the Neil Patrick Harris-led gameshow Geni…
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Has ABC Signalled Inhumans’ Cancellation?

Has ABC Signalled Inhumans’ Cancellation?
Bad news, Inhumans fans, it looks like ABC may have cancelled its fledging series after just one season.

Starring Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan and Ken Leung, Inhumans got off to a rocky start. Spectacularly launched in IMAX, the Marvel TV show failed to pull in the critical or commercial acclaim that shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or Daredevil did. Even the honor of being first TV series to air in IMAX couldn’t save Inhumans from a universally panned debut season, meaning that the writing was already on the wall for the show, however, ABC may have just sealed its fate.
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Starz Expands Into Canada With Bell Media Pact

Starz Expands Into Canada With Bell Media Pact
Starz is taking a big step in its plan to expand internationally, striking a deal with Bell Media to launch the first Starz-branded service in Canada.

Bell Media’s The Movie Network Encore is to be rebranded next year, likely with Starz in the moniker although Bell Media did not get specific. The channel will also be made available as a standalone app for streaming.

As part of the deal, Starz parent Lionsgate has also set a theatrical pay TV output deal with Bell Media covering future releases. Lionsgate’s existing movie output pact in Canada is with Entertainment One.

“We’re delighted to bring Starz to Canada as part of our international channel rollout,” said Starz president-ceo Chris Albrecht. “Bell Media is one of North America’s elite content companies, and they bring great brand recognition, a massive consumer base, and unparalleled distribution skills to our alliance. This agreement creates the perfect foundation for the growth
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The Five Worst Movies of 2017 According to The Razzies

The Golden Raspberry Awards have released their nominations. As a result, we now know what the Razzies considered to be the 5 worst movies of 2017, which is rather amusing information. Here are what the Razzies considered to be the 5 worst movies of 2017: Baywatch Baywatch did not get the friendliest reception from the critics. In significant part, this seems to have been because it lacked the charming campiness of its predecessor, which was particularly notable because its stars are famous for possessing plenty of on-screen charm. In fact, its cast was one of the few aspects of the

The Five Worst Movies of 2017 According to The Razzies
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Starz To Air #ThatsHarassment Shorts As Primetime Special

Starz said today that it will air a series of short films that depict cases of sexual harassment in the workplace. The half-hour special #ThatsHarassment is set for 8:30 Pm Friday on the premium channel. Written and directed by Sigal Avin, who also executive produces alongside David Schwimmer and Mazdack Rassi, the films are based on real events. All take place in professional settings where sexual harassment can occur and depict different scenarios where men in positions…
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ABC Orders Drama ‘False Profits’ From Kayla Alpert to Pilot

ABC has ordered a pilot for the drama “False Profits,” Variety has learned.

The project, described as a comedic soap in the vein of “Desperate Housewives,” follows a team of down-and-out women in suburban Arizona as they fight their way to the top of the cutthroat world of a multi-level marketing cosmetics business.

Kayla Alpert will serve as writer and executive producer. Jason Reed and Sabrina Wind will also executive via Jason T. Reed Productions. ABC Studios will produce.

Alpert most recently worked as a supervising producer and writer on the CBS medical drama “Code Black.” Her other credits include the shows “Up All Night,” “Ally McBeal,” and “Sweet Valley High.” She also worked on the screenplay for the film “Confessions of a Shopaholic.”

She is repped by ICM and Mosaic.

ABC previously ordered two light dramas straight to series for the 2018-2019 season. The first was “The Rookie,” which stars Nathan Fillion as a middle-aged man who
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The Bold and the Beautiful: Bill Tells Steffy to Work Things Out With Liam

The Bold and the Beautiful fans are going to see Ridge continue to want to destroy Bill – which is also a hint that he is probably not going to kill this man. But this is not going to go well regardless. There is nothing good coming of any of this, and we hear there is a chance he is going to approach Liam to ask him if they can work together. Can Ridge really come up with a plan that might help him get back at Bill using his own son against him? We think he might, and we

The Bold and the Beautiful: Bill Tells Steffy to Work Things Out With Liam
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‘False Profits’ Comedic Soap From Kayla Alpert & Jason Reed Gets ABC Pilot Order

ABC has given a pilot order to False Profits, a comedic soap set in the word of cosmetics marketing from Code Black writer-producer Kayla Alpert, Jason Reed, and ABC Studios. Written by Alpert, False Profits is described as Desperate Housewives meets Glengarry Glen Ross. It follows a team of down-and-out women in suburban Arizona as they fight their way to the top of the cutthroat world of a multi-level marketing cosmetics business. Alpert executive produces with Reed and…
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British Illusionist Heads To Netflix With New Mind-Bending Special

British illusionist Derren Brown is heading to Netflix after the Svod service ordered a new special and scooped up two of his previous mind-bending specials. The move comes after Brown's live U.S debut Secret had a successful run off-Broadway last year. Netflix is to launch a new Brown special on the streaming service and it will also air Derren Brown: The Push and Derren Brown: Miracle, which aired on Channel 4 in the UK. I hear that Brown's new special, details of which…
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TV Ratings: ‘The Resident’ Sees Steep Slide in Time Slot Premiere

Fox’s new medical drama “The Resident” premiered in its normal Monday time slot last night, losing about half of its audience from its premiere.

Airing at 9 p.m., “The Resident” drew a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.7 million. That is approximately a 60 percent drop in the demo and just under 50 percent in total viewers compared to the series premiere on Sunday (2.6, 8.7 million). In fairness, the premiere received a substantial boost from the Nfc championship game. The show also built on the lead-in it got from “Lucifer” (0.9, 3.8 million) and ranked as the number two drama of the night in the demo.

On ABC, “The Bachelor” (1.8, 6.3 million) was even and was the top-rated show of the night. “The Good Doctor” (1.7, 9.5 million) was even and was the most-watched show of the night.

On CBS, “Kevin Can Wait” (1.3, 7.3 million), “Man With a Plan” (1.2, 6.6 million), and “Superior Donuts” (1.0, 5.7 million) were even. “9Jkl” (0.8, 4.7 million) and “Scorpion” (0.8, 5.2 million) were both down in the
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Netflix’s Castlevania Gets an Order for 8 More Episodes

Castlevania is an animated series based on the series of action-adventure games of the same name. To be exact, it is based on one installment in particular, which is Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. For those who are unfamiliar with the basic premise of the franchise, it is centered around the recurring clashes between the vampire hunters of the Belmont clan and its particular interpretation of Dracula, who is inspired to some extent by both Bram Stoker’s creation and Vlad III of Wallachia. In the case of the Castlevania animated series, its main character is Trevor Belmont, who teams up with

Netflix’s Castlevania Gets an Order for 8 More Episodes
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Tributes Paid To ‘Teletubbies’ Star Simon Shelton, Who Died Aged 52

Tributes have been paid to actor Simon Shelton after the Teletubbies star died aged 52. Shelton, who played purple Teletubby Tinky Winky on the hit kids show, died on January 17 in the UK. He was best known for his role in the Cbbc show but he also starred in 1990s kids game show Incredible Games. Shelton took over the role of Tinky Winky in 1997 after original actor Dave Thompson was sacked. The show, which airs on Nick Jr in the U.S., has been a global success, having…
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CNN Inherits Oscars’ Best Picture Snafu Burden With Nominee List Blunder

CNN fell victim to Oscars Best Picture Snafu curse Tuesday morning when 2018 nominees were unveiled , incorrectly listing on-air more than one movie not actually nominated in that prestige category. The Actual List of Oscar noms for Best Picture, announced Tuesday morning, are: Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Just after noms were announced in many categories…
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Ratings: Resident Ties Gifted in Monday Debut, Down 62% From Nfc Showcase

Fox’s The Resident made its regular time slot debut on Monday night with 4.7 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating — on par in the demo with predecessor The Gifted‘s freshman average (3.3 mil/1.0).

The Resident was expectedly down — 46 and 62 percent — from Sunday night’s special post-nfc Championship showcase, which is akin to the slide CBS’ Hunted suffered last year in the same situation but marks a steeper drop than Fox’s own The X-Files experienced two years ago (down 40 and 48 percent).

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Opening Fox’s night, Lucifer (3.8 mil/0.9) delivered a best-since-season premiere audience while
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