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I Know This Much Is True: Mark Ruffalo Stars Opposite Himself in Trailer for HBO Limited Series — Watch

I Know This Much Is True: Mark Ruffalo Stars Opposite Himself in Trailer for HBO Limited Series — Watch
No, you don’t need to get your vision checked: You are seeing two Mark Ruffalos in the trailer for HBO’s I Know This Much Is True, which the premium cabler released on Thursday.

Based on Wally Lamb’s 1998 novel, I Know This Much Is True stars Ruffalo as identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, the latter of whom suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. Set in the fictional town of Three Rivers, Conn., the miniseries follows Dominick and Thomas through different stages of their lives, telling what the show’s logline describes as “an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness.
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Showtime TV Show Ratings (updated 3/17/20)

Showtime TV Show Ratings (updated 3/17/20)
Since Showtime is a pay-for-view cable channel, the execs aren't tied to the ratings like regular commercial channels. However, they still have to run programs that will keep viewers subscribed. Which of their shows will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.

Scripted Showtime shows listed: The Affair, Back to Life, Billions, Black Monday, Californication, The Chi, City on a Hill, Dexter, Dice, Episodes, Escape at Dannemora, Happyish, Homeland, House of Lies, I'm Dying Up Here, Kidding, The L Word: Generation Q, Masters of Sex, Nurse Jackie, On Becoming a God in Central Florida, Our Cartoon President, Penny Dreadful, Ray Donovan, Roadies, Shameless, Smilf, Twin Peaks, Web Therapy, White Famous, and Work In Progress.

Last updated: Most recent ratings added for Black Monday, Homeland, and Our Cartoon President.

There's lots of data that Showtime execs look at when deciding
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Arkansas Trailer: Vince Vaughn & Liam Hemsworth Do Drug Trafficking in the Deep South

Arkansas Trailer: Vince Vaughn & Liam Hemsworth Do Drug Trafficking in the Deep South
Lionsgate has released a new trailer for the dark comedy Arkansas. This movie, the directorial debut of actor Clark Duke, was supposed to make its world premiere at SXSW. However, the massive festival was canceled over the coronavirus outbreak. As the old adage goes, the show must go on. As such, we have our first look at this wild peak at the drug trade, which features Vince Vaughn and Liam Hemsworth at its center.

The trailer kicks off with Vince Vaughn singing to himself in his car, which helps set the irreverent tone. We then get a description of a less-than-organized crime ring operating in the South, which is run by a violent kingpin, played by Vaughn. There are certainly some comedic beats, but as things get progressively out of hand, the tone shifts increasingly dark. It looks like a pull-no-punches, violent crime flick with some levity that also has
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Ginger Gonzaga Joins ‘The Cleaning Lady’ Fox Drama Pilot

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Ginger Gonzaga Joins ‘The Cleaning Lady’ Fox Drama Pilot
Ginger Gonzaga is set as a series regular opposite Shannyn Sossamon in The Cleaning Lady, Fox’s drama pilot based on the Argentinian series, from Miranda Kwok, Melissa Carter, Shay Mitchell’s Amore & Vita Productions, Warner Bros TV and Fox Entertainment.

Written by Kwok and directed by Michael Offer, The Cleaning Lady is a one-hour darkly aspirational character drama about a whip-smart Filipina doctor, Reyna Salonga (Sossamon), who comes to the U.S. for a medical treatment to save her ailing son. But when the system fails and pushes her into hiding, she refuses to be beaten down and marginalized. Instead, she becomes an on-call cleaning lady for the mob. Willing to do anything to save her son, Reyna walks the tightrope of morality, breaking the law for all the right reasons — and eventually forges her own path in the criminal underworld as
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‘Good Trouble’: Beau Mirchoff Upped To Series Regular For Season 3

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‘Good Trouble’: Beau Mirchoff Upped To Series Regular For Season 3
We’ll be seeing more of Jamie in the upcoming season of Freeform’s Good Trouble. Beau Mirchoff, who has recurred as the character since season 1, and before that in the mothership series The Fosters, has been promoted to series regular for season 3. Production on season 3 gets underway today in Los Angeles.

Mirchoff’s Jamie is the handsome, charming, corporate lawyer and the on-again, off-again boyfriend of Callie. He’s also the brother of Callie’s brother’s wife. Jamie and Callie have had a passionate relationship that has been tested at times by their divergent political and ethical points of views.

The Freeform series follows residents of The Coterie as they deal with the consequences of their personal and professional decisions and realize that sometimes standing up for what you believe in comes at a price. The current season picked up with Callie and Mariana’s relationship on the
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‘The Way Back’ Film Review: Ben Affleck Battles His Demons in Tough-Minded Sports Saga

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‘The Way Back’ Film Review: Ben Affleck Battles His Demons in Tough-Minded Sports Saga
Gavin O’Connor is so skilled at eliciting suspense and excitement from buzzer-beater clichés that it’s easy to mistake “The Way Back” for another sports movie in the vein of “Miracle” or “Warrior.”

But in fact, his second collaboration with Ben Affleck (following 2016’s “The Accountant”) is a rich character drama about loss, addiction and self-destruction that only incidentally focuses on the business of life lessons and whipping a ragtag team of misfits into a winning ball club.

Affleck ostensibly lays himself bare as a fledgling coach wrestling with alcoholism after abandoning a promising future as a player, while O’Connor offers a hard and unflinching look at the opportunities, even great ones, that paper over but never fully repair our most deeply held traumas.

Watch Video: Ben Affleck Battles Alcoholism and Coaches Basketball in 'The Way Back' Trailer

Affleck plays Jack Cunningham, a former basketball prodigy who
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Natalie Martinez To Star In ‘Ordinary Joe’, Charlie Barnett Also Cast In NBC Drama Pilot

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Natalie Martinez To Star In ‘Ordinary Joe’, Charlie Barnett Also Cast In NBC Drama Pilot
Natalie Martinez (The Crossing) is set as the female lead opposite titular star James Wolk in the NBC drama pilot Ordinary Joe. Charlie Barnett (Chicago Fire) will co-star in the pilot, from Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner, Matt Reeves, his 6th & Idaho banner and 20th Century Fox TV. Adam Davidson (I’m Dying Up Here) has come onboard to direct.

Written by Friend and Lerner, Ordinary Joe explores the three parallel lives of the show’s main character Joe Kimbrough (Wolk) after he makes a pivotal choice at a crossroads in his life. The series asks the question of how different life might look if you made your decision based on love, loyalty or passion. The choices he makes upon graduation from college change the trajectory of his life and the results of his decisions are seen in parallel time.

Martinez will play Amy, a bright and caring woman who forms an
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TVLine Items: Melissa Leo Leads Fox Pilot, Vida Return Date and More

TVLine Items: Melissa Leo Leads Fox Pilot, Vida Return Date and More
Melissa Leo is solving crimes at Fox: The Oscar winner will star in the network’s drama pilot Blood Relative, our sister site Deadline reports.

Based on James Renner’s 2018 article “Beyond the Jungle of Bad: The True Story of Two Women from California Who Are Solving All the Mysteries,” the pilot centers on genetic genealogy expert Louise Kelly (Leo), who applies that expertise to crime scene forensics; she’s described as “the smartest person in the room with no time to explain her methods to average folks” and “impossible to deal with.” Renner and Chris Levinson (Tyrant) penned the pilot,
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Melissa Leo to Lead Fox Drama Pilot ‘Blood Relative’

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Melissa Leo to Lead Fox Drama Pilot ‘Blood Relative’
Academy Award winner Melissa Leo has been cast in the lead role of Fox’s drama pilot “Blood Relative.”

The series is based on James Renner’s article “Beyond the Jungle of Bad: The True Story of Two Women from California Who Are Solving All the Mysteries.” Leo will star as Louise Kelly, an expert in genetic genealogy.

The character is described as difficult, with an Iq of 190. She wrote the book on genetic genealogy and can trace anyone if she has a viable tissue sample to play with. But she has a habit of burning bridges as she goes. Sarcastic, sardonic, irritable and confrontational, she’s the smartest person in the room with no time to explain her methods to average folks, except her little brother John. It’s through working with her brother to solve the toughest cases that secrets from their past will start to bubble to the surface,
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Jason Winer To Direct Fox Dramedy Pilot ‘The Big Leap’; Adam Davidson To Helm NBC’s ‘Ordinary Joe’ Drama Pilot

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Jason Winer To Direct Fox Dramedy Pilot ‘The Big Leap’; Adam Davidson To Helm NBC’s ‘Ordinary Joe’ Drama Pilot
Prolific TV director-producer Jason Winer is set to direct the Fox pilot The Big Leap, a ballet-themed hourlong comedy-drama inspired by the UK reality series Big Ballet, from The Passage writer/executive producer Liz Heldens and producer Sue Naegle. The project is a co-production between 20th Century Fox Television, where Winer is under a deal, and Fox Entertainment.

Written by Heldens, The Big Leap centers on a group of diverse underdogs from all different walks of life who compete to be part of a competition reality series that is putting on a modern, hip remake of “Swan Lake.” Heldens executive produces with Naegle, Winer and Peter Dale of UK company Rare Day, which produced the reality series.

Winer directed the pilots and is executive producer of both Perfect Harmony, which recently wrapped its first season on NBC, and comedy Single Parents, which is winding up its second season on ABC.
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Mrs. America: Cate Blanchett Ignites a Female Feud in Trailer for FX Drama

Mrs. America: Cate Blanchett Ignites a Female Feud in Trailer for FX Drama
“Revolutions are messy,” Rose Byrne’s Gloria Steinem remarks in the trailer for Mrs. America — and even she doesn’t seem to realize how right she is.

FX on Thursday released a two-minute teaser for its upcoming limited series, which tells the real-life story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and the unexpected backlash led by conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly (Oscar winner Cate Blanchett).

More from TVLineDevs, Cate Blanchett's Mrs. America Get Premiere Dates at 'FX on Hulu'Atlanta Season 3 Gets Expanded Episode Order, Won't Air Until Next YearFargo Trailer: Chris Rock Is Out for Blood in Gang
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Legendary Television Sets Jonathan Lethem’s ‘Gun With Occasional Music’ For Series Adaptation; ‘Chernobyl’s Johan Renck To Direct, David Flebotte Is Showrunner

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Legendary Television Sets Jonathan Lethem’s ‘Gun With Occasional Music’ For Series Adaptation; ‘Chernobyl’s Johan Renck To Direct, David Flebotte Is Showrunner
Exclusive: Legendary Television has closed a deal to develop the Jonathan Lethem novel Gun, With Occasional Music for a television series. Johan Renck, coming off his Emmy-winning work on the acclaimed HBO miniseries Chernobyl, has been set to direct. He will be executive producer along with David Flebotte, who’ll be the showrunner. Flebotte co-created the Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here with Jim Carrey and his credits include Masters of Sex, The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire.

The series will be produced by Aggregate Films’ Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan and Daniel Pipski, along with Francey Grace. Aggregate’s productions include Ozark, the upcoming FX drama A Teacher, and HBO’s The Outsider, which premieres Sunday.

The novel is a blend of sci-fi, noir and satire, set in the near future in a trippy world. Evolved animals are part of society, the government placates its citizens with free mind-numbing drugs, and
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‘Kidding’ Producers Ink First-Look Deal With Showtime

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‘Kidding’ Producers Ink First-Look Deal With Showtime
Kidding” creator Dave Holstein and fellow executive producer Roberto Benabib have signed a first-look deal with Showtime.

The deal will cover all projects they create and develop across multiple platforms. The duo are also forming a production shingle together called R&d Analytics, which will focus on developing “voice-driven television projects in all four quadrants.”

Holstein currently serves as showrunner and executive producer for “Kidding,” which stars Jim Carrey as the iconic children’s television host, Jeff Pickles. News of the deal was announced by Showtime president Jana Winograde.

“Dave and Roberto have boundless imaginations, and the marvelous ability to translate those visions into entertaining series that stir up deep feelings for TV viewers,” said Winograde. “They never fail to surprise, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have first dibs on the next wonderful worlds and characters that they create.”

The deal deepens Holstein’s relationship with Showtime,
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CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase Sets 2020 Cast

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CBS announced Monday the 20 performers selected to participate in its 2020 Comedy Showcase. Their performances will take place during six shows from January 14-17 at the El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles.

Since its inception 15 years ago, the Showcase has turned into a hybrid comedy show with Broadway-style live performances and original, creative writing. The gatherings are attended by executives, showrunners and casting directors from CBS and other networks as well as talent agents and managers from across the entertainment industry.

As previously announced, Stephen Guarino (I’m Dying Up Here) will direct, with Tien Tran (Easy) serving as head writer. Tess Paras is associate director and 11 showcase alumni will make up the writers’ room.

Here are the 2020 players, along with where they’re from and their training:

Aida Osman, Lincoln, Nebraska

Wild ‘N Out (MTV), Group Therapy (Complex)

Caitlin Frain, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Groundlings School, Upright Citizens Brigade (Los Angeles)

Carl Foreman,
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‘Dave’: Here Is the Cast Of New FXX Comedy Series Starring Lil Dicky From ‘The League’ Creator & Kevin Hart

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‘Dave’: Here Is the Cast Of New FXX Comedy Series Starring Lil Dicky From ‘The League’ Creator & Kevin Hart
Meet the cast of Dave (fka Untitled Lil Dicky), a new Kevin Hart-produced comedy series based on the life of rapper and comedian Lil Dicky, which will premiere on Fxx in March and will stream as part of FX on Hulu.

The project, which had been originally piloted by FX, was picked up to series as Untitled Lil Dicky by FX Networks in February. It recently received a title, Dave, after the series star’s real name, Dave Burd, and a spring launch. We can now report that Dave will air on FX Networks’ comedy-centric Fxx and will premiere in March. We can also reveal its cast, which had not been officially confirmed.

Taylor Misiak, Andrew Santino, GaTa, Travis Bennett and Christine Ko co-star opposite Burd in Dave, co-created by Burd and The League co-creator Jeff Schaffer and is exec produced by Hart, Greg Mottola, who directed the pilot,
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High Fidelity Teaser: Zoë Kravitz Explores Heartbreak and Humor Through Classic Top Five Lists

A teaser trailer for Hulu’s High Fidelity finds Zoë Kravitz (Big Little Lies) taking lead on the gender-flipped, 10-episode “departure” from the novel and film of the same name, delivering a helplessly romantic journey through one character’s “desert island, all-time, top five most memorable heartbreaks.”

Releasing all episodes on Friday, Feb. 14, High Fidelity tells the story of Rob (Kravitz), a female record store owner in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, who’s trying to get over her past relationships through the lens of her favorite records and pop culture. In the clip above, Rob recounts the tale of an awkward run-in with her ex,
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CBS Unveils 2020 Showcase Creative Team, Writers’ Room

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CBS has named the creative and writing team that will lead the studio’s actors showcase in 2020, formerly known as the CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase. The event, intended to highlight diverse talent, is attended by senior CBS network execs, showrunners and casting directors on CBS series, as well as talent agents and managers.

Returning to direct Showcase, as it is now known, is Stephen Guarino, an actor-writer-director known for “EastSiders” and “I’m Dying Up Here,” while Tess Paras is joining as associate director. Tien Tran, who has appeared on “Easy” and “Hot Date,” will serve as head writer of the writers’ room of 11. Guarino, Paras and Tran are all Showcase alum.

“Showcase is one of my favorite events and one I look forward to year after year,” said Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, CBS’ executive vice president of entertainment diversity, inclusion and communications. “I’m excited for the entertainment community to
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Fox Developing Remakes Of UK Drama ‘Silent Witness’ To Star Melissa Leo & Comedy ‘This Country’ From Paul Feig

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Fox has put into development two British adaptations – remakes of crime drama Silent Witness and off-beat comedy This Country — with significant commitments.

The network has handed a script plus penalty to Silent Witness to star The Fighter’s Melissa Leo, who will exec produce alongside Outlander writer Joy Blake and Kim and Eric Tannenbaum, and a put pilot commitment to This Country from Sex and the City writer and producer Jenny Bicks and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig.

Both shows come via Lionsgate’s deal with BBC Studios, which has already seen NBC hand a put pilot commitment to an adaptation of Channel 4 comedy Home and CBS develop a remake of BBC comedy Ghosts.

Silent Witness (left) is a long-running British crime legal drama. Created by Nigel McCrery, it has aired on the British public broadcaster since 1996 with 22 seasons. It follows two determined women with conflicting methodologies and their team
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Paul Simms FX Comedy Pilot Casts Ari Graynor, Chris Messina in Lead Roles

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Paul Simms FX Comedy Pilot Casts Ari Graynor, Chris Messina in Lead Roles
Ari Graynor and Chris Messina are set for the lead roles in an untitled comedy pilot at FX that hails from Paul Simms, Variety has confirmed.

In additon, Jonathan Krisel is set to direct. Krisel previously co-created the FX series “Baskets,” which recently ended after four seasons. The pilot is about a family surviving a widespread technological crisis. Graynor will play the mother, Rachel, while Messina will play the father, Hunt.

Simms wrote the script and will also executive produce, with M. Blair Breard also executive producing. FX Productions will produce. Simms is currently under an overall deal at FX, while Breard has a first-look deal.

Messina’s previous TV credits include starring roles in “The Mindy Project” and “Sharp Objects.” He has also appeared on shows such as “The Newsroom,” “Damages,” and “Six Feet Under.” On the feature side, he will appear as Victor Zsasz in the upcoming release
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Chris Messina, Ari Graynor to Star in FX Comedy Pilot From Atlanta Ep

Chris Messina, Ari Graynor to Star in FX Comedy Pilot From Atlanta Ep
Chris Messina is going back to comedy… and we just hope this one has him dancing to Aaliyah, too.

The Mindy Project veteran is set to star opposite Ari Graynor (I’m Dying Up Here) in an untitled comedy pilot for FX, according to our sister site Deadline. Messina and Graynor will play the parents — lawyer Hunt and Hr executive Rachel — of a family “surviving a widespread technological crisis.”

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