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‘Desus & Mero’ Renewed for Season 2 at Showtime

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‘Desus & Mero’ Renewed for Season 2 at Showtime
Showtime has renewed “Desus & Mero” for a second season, the network announced on Wednesday.

The late-night talk show will return for season two on Monday, February 3, with all-new episodes airing Monday and Thursday nights. The first season of “Desus & Mero” airs Thursday night at 11 p.m.

“Desus and Mero have been a fantastic addition to the Showtime family,” said Jana Winograde, president of entertainment at Showtime. “With their hilarious commentary on current events, spirited conversations with major political figures and celebrities, and unique tours of their much-beloved New York City, Desus and Mero bring an entirely new perspective on late-night programming and we can’t wait to see where they shine that light in 2020.”

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Hosted by Desus Nice (Daniel Baker) and The Kid Mero (Joel Martinez), “Desus and Mero” is the duo’s follow-up to their late-night talk show on Vice.
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Harrison Ford to Star in Scripted Drama Based on True-Crime Doc The Staircase

Harrison Ford to Star in Scripted Drama Based on True-Crime Doc The Staircase
Harrison Ford is getting ready to once again yell, “I didn’t kill my wife!”

The legendary actor has signed on to star in a scripted adaptation of the true-crime documentary The Staircase, our sister site Variety is reporting.

The project, which is currently being pitched to networks by producers Annapurna Television, is based on the 2004 documentary series that followed the trial of novelist Michael Peterson, who was accused of murdering his wife. (Peterson claimed his wife’s death was an accident caused by her falling down the stairs.) The original documentary was supplemented by a 2012 follow-up, and another in 2018.
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‘Undone’ Renewed for Season 2 at Amazon

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‘Undone’ Renewed for Season 2 at Amazon
Amazon Studios has picked up a second season of the animated series “Undone.”

Co-created by “Bojack Horseman’s” Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy, “Undone” is a half-hour dramedy featuring “Alita: Battle Angel” star Rosa Salazar as a woman who discovers she has a new relationship with time after a near-fatal car accident and uses this ability to find out the truth about the death of her father. Angelique Cabral and Constance Marie also star.
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Sam Winchester Delivered a Magical Homage to Rowena in Sweet Supernatural Episode

Supernatural delivered a swift kick to the gut earlier this season when Sam was forced to kill Rowena (Ruth Connell) in order to save the world. This week's episode, titled "Golden Time," honored her heartbreaking sacrifice with an emotional hour that saw Sam (Jared Padalecki) fully lean into magic,

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Golden Globes: What the Rise in Lgbtq+ Content May Mean for Awards Acclaim

The Lgbtq+ community has made major strides on TV screens across the United States. Subjects that were once considered taboo even just a few years ago, including two same-sex people embracing on-screen, now dominate small-screen storylines. Behind the scenes, writers, producers and directors who identify as Lgbtq+ are also taking the reins of series, often mining their own lives for material. And all of this new content could mean more awards buzz for this marginalized community — if Hollywood is serious about vying for inclusivity.

“The entertainment business, considering how successful it is and how much money it makes, does an
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‘The Mandalorian’: 5 Burning Questions From Episode 3

‘The Mandalorian’: 5 Burning Questions From Episode 3
(Spoiler Alert: Do not read on if you have not watched the first three episodes of Disney Plus’ “Star Wars” spinoff series “The Mandalorian.”)

Well, that was epic.

Episode 3 of “The Mandalorian” ended in a massive shootout, with Pedro Pascal’s character escaping by the skin of his teeth, thanks to more than a little help from his fellow Mandalorians. Pascal jetting off into the distance with the adorable Baby Yoda safely playing by his side felt like the end of a three-episode arc to introduce viewers to the world and its ragtag assembly of characters.

With few clues as
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Imelda Staunton's Casting in The Crown Is 'Pure Speculation,' Netflix Says

Don't start fitting Imelda Staunton for her crown just yet. Netflix has thrown cold water on rumors that the Harry Potter actress would be taking over for Olivia Colman as The Crown's next Queen.

"We are currently filming Season 4 of The Crown but have not commissioned any further seasons as yet,

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TV Ratings: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Leads Scripted as ‘Young Sheldon’ Ticks Down

TV Ratings: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Leads Scripted as ‘Young Sheldon’ Ticks Down
Grey’s Anatomy” was the highest rated non-football show on Thursday night, while its nearest competitor, “Young Sheldon,” was down week-to-week.

The ABC drama was even at a 1.3 rating and around 6.4 million total viewers. “A Million Little Things” followed it up with a 0.8, and “How to Get Away with Murder” scored a 0.4. The trio combined to put the Disney-owned network in second place overall behind Fox and its “Thursday Night Football” juggernaut.

Young Sheldon” ticked down from a 1.15 last week to a 1.0 this time around, shedding around 700,000 total viewers in the process. With 8.3 million pairs of eyeballs tuning in, “Young Sheldon
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Ratings: Grey's Dominates Non-nfl Fare With Final Bow in Longtime Slot

ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy this Thursday drew 6.4 million total viewers and a 1.3 demo rating with its fall finale (and its final airing before changing time slots after the holiday break), adding a few eyeballs week-to-week while steady in the demo (and earning a TVLine reader grade of “B-“). A Million Little Things (4.6 mil/0.8, reader grade “A”) was also steady in the demo with its own fall finale, while How to Get Away With Murder (2.2 mil/0.4, reader grade “A”) tied its demo low heading into a four(!)-month hiatus.

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Stephen Curry, Will Arnett NBA Comedy Series in Development at Fox

Stephen Curry, Will Arnett NBA Comedy Series in Development at Fox
Stephen Curry and Will Arnett may never be on the same basketball team, but the duo are working together on an NBA-related series which is in development at Fox.

Titled “The Second Half,” the multi-camera comedy has been given a script plus penalty commitment by the network.

“The Second Half” takes a “humorous look” at a retired NBA player who moves back home to Charlotte, buys a car wash and struggles to reconnect with his father, daughter, ex-girlfriend, and childhood best friend. He starts to realize that when it comes to the game of life

Sean Clemens, whose previous credits include “Making History,
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Golden Globes: More New Contenders Cause Increased Voting Issues

Last year, the amount of original scripted television series hit an all-time high at just under 500. This year the number is on track to top out well above that, with 154 of those shows being brand new launches for the calendar year (in a combination of ongoing series and limited events). And the kicker is that 94 of those freshmen premiered June 1 or later, making them first-time awards contenders at the 77th Annual Golden Globes.

Despite such a high volume, it should be good news for them because, as Gold Derby’s Chris Beachum puts it, historically “Globes will abandon things that
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Liza Koshy to Host Dance-Competition Series — With a Moving Dance Floor — for Quibi

YouTube star and comedian Liza Koshy will preside over a dance-competition reality series coming to Quibi — a kind of mashup of “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Wipeout.”

In “Floored,” two opposing teams of skilled dancers will try their best to perform a routine while the dance floor itself actually lifts, tilts, drops, shakes and spins in time to the music. The dancers also will have to dodge objects that will thrown their way.

“As someone who hosts dance parties of one in their living room, I am more than ready to host this one,” Koshy said in a statement.
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Heidi Gardner’s Kooky ‘Weekend Update’ Characters Make News on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Heidi Gardner’s Kooky ‘Weekend Update’ Characters Make News on ‘Saturday Night Live’
When extra laughs are required on “Weekend Update” these days, Bailey Gismert sometimes answers the call.

The ersatz teenager character, one of several popular figures played by “Saturday Night Live’s” Heidi Gardner, is supposed to review movies, but typically ends up insulting “Update” co-anchor Michael Che, rolling her eyes, and having an emotional breakdown. Audiences seem to love it.

“Parents will come up to me and say, ‘How do you know my daughter?’” recounts Gardner, who is in third season with the NBC late-night mainstay – her first in the main cast. Sometimes, she says in a recent interview, parents
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Golden Globes: Having a Host Saves Us From a Misguided Trend (Column)

Golden Globes: Having a Host Saves Us From a Misguided Trend (Column)
It’s a bit ironic that it’s the Golden Globes that may finally save us from an ultimately misguided trend of host-less awards shows. During its first 66 years, the Globes went without a host in all but one year.

But then came Ricky Gervais. In 2010, the Globes changed the game by bringing in the British comedian to add a little edge to what the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. (HFPA) calls “Hollywood’s party of the year”. Gervais was rude, insulting, boorish — and hilarious, as an awards host that year. Although it seemed a bit counterintuitive for an evening devoted to Hollywood stars congratulating themselves,
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The Week in Superlatives: The Missing Piece, Meanest Cliffhanger, and Most Shocking Return

Even in an era when the all-day news cycle is already dizzyingly busy, this week was a doozy. Between those gripping impeachment hearings and the latest 2020 candidates' debates, TV was a whole different animal this week. In case you didn't have a chance to catch much of the scripted content out

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The Mandalorian Revealed the Plan for the Child, and We Are Not Having It

The Mandalorian Revealed the Plan for the Child, and We Are Not Having It
This Friday on The Mandalorian, the titular gunslinger got wind of what his well-financed client has planned for the found “child.” Was his hefty Beskan steel payday enough to make Mando look the other way?

Greef Carga, for one, was delighted to hear that Mando has secured his quarry — and in turn instructed him to deliver it immediately to the Client (Werner Herzog’s unnamed character) upon his return. Mando had to ask, as we totally would have, what the Client plans to do with that which he sought. Greef says he has no idea if the guy plans to
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Wild Sheep’s Erik Barmack Talks IPs, International TV, the Future at MipCancun

Cancun, Mexico — Arguably, from mid-decade, as Netflix, VP, international originals, Erik Barmack changed history. Passionate, and immensely connected and hard working, from Mexico’s “Club de Cuervos,” launched in August 2015, he spearheaded the U.S. streaming giant’s drive into original productions around the globe that not only resonated to Netflix national subscription bases but also sometimes commanded audiences worldwide. Think “Elite,” “Dark,” “The Rain” and “Sacred Games.”

The global reach of international shows has of course become one of the cornerstone philosophies and competitive advantages of Netflix, ever more embedded in key markets worldwide.

Now unplugged, launching in May his own production company,
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David Tennant to Play Notorious Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen in ITV Drama

David Tennant to Play Notorious Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen in ITV Drama
David Tennant will play Dennis Nilsen in “Des,” an ITV drama about the Scottish serial killer who murdered numerous young men in London in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The “Doctor Who,” “Broadchurch,” and “Good Omens” actor will star as Nilsen, known as Des, alongside Daniel Mays (“Line of Duty”), who plays the cop investigating the case. Jason Watkins (“The Crown”) is cast as Brian Masters, who penned the serial killer’s biography, with his full cooperation.

Based on Masters’ book “Killing for Company,” the three-part series will explore the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like Nilsen,
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‘Grey’s Anatomy’: 5 Biggest Shockers From the Season 16 Midseason Finale

‘Grey’s Anatomy’: 5 Biggest Shockers From the Season 16 Midseason Finale
Spoilers: Do not read the following unless you have watched the season 16 mid-season finale of “Grey’s Anatomy,” titled “Let’s All Go to the Bar.”

The always-dramatic “Grey’s Anatomy” made sure to ramp up the action for its Season 16 mid-season finale.

Not only has Meredith Grey’s love life just gotten potentially more complicated, but Miranda Bailey suffered an immense loss and Maggie Pierce came to a tough decision.

See below for the biggest moments from the show.

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Sandra Oh’s beloved character didn’t appear on-screen, but she did send Dr.
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Htgawm's Matt McGorry on Why the Fall Finale's Big Asher Twist 'Felt Right'

Htgawm's Matt McGorry on Why the Fall Finale's Big Asher Twist 'Felt Right'
The following post contains major spoilers from How to Get Away With Murder‘s Season 6 fall finale. Proceed with caution. (Need to catch up? Read our previous episode recap here.)

You can’t say we didn’t warn you, How to Get Away With Murder fans.

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Ahead of the ABC drama’s final season,
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