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    Steven Spielberg Taking ‘Smash,’ Musical Based on NBC Series, to Broadway

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    Steven Spielberg Taking ‘Smash,’ Musical Based on NBC Series, to Broadway
    Talk about meta.

    Smash,” the TV series about backstage drama that attracted a rabid but small fanbase when it aired for two seasons on NBC, has inspired an upcoming show that is eyeing a Broadway run. “Smash, A New Musical” is setting its sights on the Great White Way and its mega-watt producing team includes Steven Spielberg, WarnerMedia Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt, and “Chicago” producer Neil Meron.

    The Tony and Grammy-winning duo of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who penned over two dozen songs for the television show will provide the score, which will feature many of the songs that popped up on the TV series.

    Like the series, the stage show will follow the efforts to mount “Bombshell,” the Broadway musical-within-a-musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe. However, its backers said the plot will also deviate from that of the series. Some characters such as writers Julia and Tom
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    David E. Kelley Boards Netflix Psychological Thriller ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’

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    David E. Kelley Boards Netflix Psychological Thriller ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’
    Big Little Lies” creator David E. Kelley and Melissa James Gibson, who was a showrunner on “House of Cards,” have attached as writers, showrunners and executive producers on Netflix six-part miniseries “Anatomy of a Scandal.”

    Netflix describes the show, which is based on Sarah Vaughan’s best-selling novel, as an “insightful and suspenseful series about a sexual consent scandal amongst British privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake.”

    S.J. Clarkson will direct all episodes, and also takes an executive producer credit. The show will be shot in the U.K.

    Kelley, whose recent credits include “Goliath” and “Mr. Mercedes,” and James Gibson, who also served as a writer on “The Americans,” will exec produce alongside Liza Chasin of 3Dot Productions, Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky and Allie Goss of Made Up Stories. Vaughan and Margaret Chernin take co-executive producer credits.

    The novel, part courtroom thriller and part psychological drama,
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    Ginnifer Goodwin To Star In Fox Comedy Pilot "Pivoting"

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    Ginnifer Goodwin To Star In Fox Comedy Pilot
    Exclusive: Ginnifer Goodwin is set as a co-lead opposite Eliza Coupe in Fox’s comedy pilot Pivoting, from writer Liz Astrof, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Warner Bros TV.

    Written by Astrof and to be directed by Tristram Shapeero, Pivoting follows three women, Amy (Coupe), Jodie (Goodwin) and Sarah, after the death of their childhood best friend. Faced with the reality that life is short, in desperate attempts to find happiness, they make a series of impulsive, ill-advised and self-indulgent decisions, strengthening their bond proving it’s never too late to screw up your life.

    Goodwin’s Jodie is Amy’s (Coupe) close friend, who is also coping with the loss of Coleen. Raised by an overprotective mother, Jodie is herself a parent of three, married to a suffocating husband who gives her no room to breathe and be herself. She finds the excitement,
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    ‘Queens’ Immigrant Drama Based On Play In Works At HBO From Martyna Majok & Prentice Penny

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    ‘Queens’ Immigrant Drama Based On Play In Works At HBO  From Martyna Majok & Prentice Penny
    HBO has put in development drama series Queens, based on the play by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok, with Insecure executive producer, writer and director Prentice Penny executive producing via his A Penny For Your Thoughts Entertainment production company. Majok will pen the adaptation and executive produce.

    Queens revolves around the lives of two generations of immigrant women that collide in a basement apartment in Queens, as the choices they’ve made about their security, dignity, and desires come back to confront them. When trying to move your life forward, what cannot – and should not – be left behind?

    Alex Soler co-executive produces via A Penny For Your Thoughts Entertainment.

    Penny serves as showrunner, executive producer and frequent director for HBO’s popular comedy Insecure, which is currently airing its fourth season and has already been renewed for season 5. Penny recently made his feature directorial debut in the upcoming Netflix original film Uncorked,
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    "Game Of Thrones" Alums Peter Dinklage & Jason Momoa Pair For Legendary’s Max Barbakow-Directed ‘Good Bad & Undead’

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    Exclusive: Legendary has closed a deal for Max Barbakow to direct Good Bad & Undead, with Peter Dinklage and Jason Momoa making deals to star and produce the action adventure. The film is based on an original idea by Mark Swift & Damian Shannon.

    Dinklage and Momoa starred on Game of Thrones, bookending as major male influences for Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen. Barbakow is coming off the Andy Samberg-Cristin Milioti film Palm Springs, which set the Sundance Film Festival acquisition record in a $22 million deal by Neon and Hulu in January.

    In Good Bad & Undead, Dinklage will play Van Helsing, last in a long line of vampire hunters. He develops an uneasy partnership with a vampire (Momoa) who has taken a vow never to kill again. Together they run a scam from town to town, where Van Helsing pretends to vanquish the vampire for money. But when a massive
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    ‘Batwoman’ Star Ruby Rose Exits Series Ahead of Season 2

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    ‘Batwoman’ Star Ruby Rose Exits Series Ahead of Season 2
    In surprise move, Ruby Rose, the star of the CW’s “Batwoman,” has decided to leave the television series ahead of its already announced second season.

    The exact reason she is leaving remains unclear. But the show will go on: Warner Bros., the studio behind “Batwoman,” and the CW have both committed to creating a second season with a new series lead.

    “I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season,” said Rose in a statement. “This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles. I am beyond appreciative to Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Caroline Dries for not only giving me this incredible opportunity, but for welcoming me into the DC universe they have so beautifully created. Thank you Peter Roth and
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    The Best Historical Dramas to Binge on Netflix Right Now

    The Best Historical Dramas to Binge on Netflix Right Now
    Some people learn about history in school, which is fine if you're into that sort of thing. But for those of you who consider yourselves a Netflix intellectual, there's no better way to fill your head with the knowledge of important events of yesteryear than through the stylish and fictionalized

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    ‘Holey Moley’ Returns to a World That Needs it Now More Than Ever

    ‘Holey Moley’ Returns to a World That Needs it Now More Than Ever
    The Sopranos” premiered in 1999, promising a new era in which television would supplant film as not just the dominant mode of entertainment in the English-speaking world, but also the most rich and engaging form of cultural expression.

    Twenty years later, ABC debuted “Holey Moley.”

    Which of the two shows proves to be a more legitimate claimant to the title of Goat is long to be determined. Critics and academics, after all, have had many years to parse the legacy of the former show — while the second season of the latter is set to premiere Thursday night on the Alphabet.

    “Holey Moley II: The Sequel,
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    ‘Prodigal Son’ Renewed for Season 2 at Fox

    ‘Prodigal Son’ Renewed for Season 2 at Fox
    Prodigal Son” is returning to the Fox fold.

    The network hare renewed the Michael Sheen and Tom Payne serial killer drama for a second season. Precisely where “Prodigal Son” will fit into Fox’s 2020-2021 slate remains to be seen, as the network already set a fall schedule anchored by acquisitions like “La’s Finest,” returning unscripted series like “The Masked Singer,” and scripted series which had been held back from last season like “Next” and “Filthy Rich.”

    Given the coronavirus production shutdown, sources say season 2 of “Prodigal Son” will most likely appear sometime in midseason.

    “From the moment ‘Prodigal Son’ premiered,
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    Prodigal Son Renewed for Season 2 at Fox

    Prodigal Son Renewed for Season 2 at Fox
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    Prepare for more of the Whitly family's deadly adventures, because Fox has renewed its serial killer procedural Prodigal Son for a second season. With this news, Prodigies can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that we won't be left hanging on that jaw-dropping shocker from the Season 1 finale.

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    Prodigal Son Renewed for Season 2

    Prodigal Son Renewed for Season 2
    Malcolm Bright might want to get a few more therapy sessions on the books, now that Prodigal Son has been renewed for a second season at Fox.

    “From the moment Prodigal Son premiered, fans have been captivated by the astounding performances turned in by Tom Payne and Michael Sheen, as they go head-to-head in one of the most unique family relationships on television,” said Michael Thorn, Fox’s president of entertainment. “Adding to these searing dynamics are the equally compelling portrayals from Bellamy Young, Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage and the entire cast in a brilliant premiere season as told
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    Lionsgate Takes $50.5 Million Covid-19 Charge in Q4

    Lionsgate Takes $50.5 Million Covid-19 Charge in Q4
    Lionsgate has reported a charge of $50.5 million in the fourth fiscal quarter that ended on March 31 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and related economic disruption — with $46 million reflected in direct operating expense.

    This charge included motion picture and television impairments and development charges associated with changes in performance expectations, and the feasibility of project completions, along with costs associated with pausing film and television production.

    “We expect to incur additional incremental costs in future periods. We are in the process of seeking insurance recovery for some of these costs, which cannot be estimated at this time, and therefore have not
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    John Krasinski's Some Good News Is Headed to CBS All Access

    John Krasinski's Some Good News Is Headed to CBS All Access
    Talk about good news! One of the brightest spots in this dark coronavirus time is?John Krasinski's YouTube show, Some Good News, and now it's headed to CBS All Access!?

    After streamers and broadcast channels alike realized how much people loved Krasinski's feel-good show, a massive bidding war took

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    TVLine Items: Chelsea Handler on HBO Max, ESPN's Tom Brady Doc and More

    TVLine Items: Chelsea Handler on HBO Max, ESPN's Tom Brady Doc and More
    Chelsea Handler is returning to stand-up with a new comedy special for the streaming service HBO Max.

    In the special, which will be Handler’s first in six years, the comedienne shares “about her family, friendships, and her first foray into therapy — where she was able to unearth why everyone on this planet annoyed her so much.”

    More from TVLineDaytime Emmy Nominations: Gh Tops Soaps, Kelly Clarkson Leads TalkersThe Bold and the Beautiful's Two-Season Renewal Official at CBSTVLine Items: Queer Eye Return Date, Superman & Lois Adds One and More

    HBO Max launches next Wednesday, May 27; Handler’s program does not yet have a premiere date.
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    2020 Fall Network TV Schedules: What’s Returning, What’s New, and What’s Canceled on ABC

    2020 Fall Network TV Schedules: What’s Returning, What’s New, and What’s Canceled on ABC
    The 2020 fall television season is going to look very interesting — and perhaps different, time will tell — considering the state of the world. But that’s no reason not to get excited as the big four networks strategize their release schedules to appeal to a housebound nation. We’re breaking down all the new fall content from ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC as they announce their lineups, letting you know what’s returning, what’s new, and what you shows are getting a final farewell.

    First up was CBS last week, and today Fox unveiled its fall slate. It definitely has a feel of programming in the Age of Coronavirus — there are just two new shows, and several have premiered on other networks in the Fox family before making their debut on Big Fox — as well as a Hail Mary that the NFL will continue apace. See all the details the
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    The Alienist: Angel of Darkness Gets a Premiere Date and Eerie New Trailer

    The Alienist: Angel of Darkness Gets a Premiere Date and Eerie New Trailer
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    You won't have to wait much longer to Dakota Fanning, Daniel Brühl, and Luke Evans back in action solving the most brutal crimes of the late 1800s. TNT unveiled the premiere date for?The Alienist: Angel of Darkness?along with an eerie new trailer. Mark your calendars; new episodes arrive Sunday,

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    A Million Little Things Renewed for Season 3 at ABC

    A Million Little Things Renewed for Season 3 at ABC
    Rejoice, Millionaires, A Million Little Things has been renewed for Season 3 at ABC! The network has announced that the drama, which follows a group of friends trying to make their way through life after the unexpected death of a member of their friend group, will return for another season.

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    black-ish Renewed for Season 7 at ABC

    black-ish Renewed for Season 7 at ABC
    In an unsurprising move, ABC has renewed black-ish for a seventh season. This means the Kenya Barris Cinematic Universe marches onward with its hit trinity;?mixed-ish has also been renewed at ABC, and?grown-ish?was previously?renewed at Freeform.

    black-ish is?one of 13 shows ABC renewed on Thursday,

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    ABC's 2020-2021 Fall TV Lineup: Everything We Know So Far

    ABC's 2020-2021 Fall TV Lineup: Everything We Know So Far
    ABC is bringing back a lot of your favorites next season. The network has revealed what is ahead for its 2020-2021 broadcast season, and it includes two new series and a bunch of additional series renewals.?

    We already knew a few of the shows that would be getting additional seasons, including?Grey's

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    The Alienist Season 2 Gets TNT Premiere Date and Trailer

    The Alienist Season 2 Gets TNT Premiere Date and Trailer
    TNT’s The Alienist is returning for Season 2, more than two years after the psychological thriller’s freshman run ended.

    The Alienist: Angel of Darkness will premiere Sunday, July 26 at 9/8c, one week after the already renewed Snowpiercer has aired its finale, the cabler has announced, while also releasing the trailer above.

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    A turn-of-the-century murder mystery that traverses both New York’s wealthy elite and the struggling underbelly of the city’s “Gilded Age,
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