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Joel McHale Announces Netflix’s ‘The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale’ (Video)

Joel McHale Announces Netflix’s ‘The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale’ (Video)
Joel McHale is here to give you more Joel McHale with a little help from Netflix.

The former “Community” star announced on Friday his new unscripted series, “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale,” will hit the streaming service on Feb. 18. McHale will executive produce the series with “Bridesmaids” and “Ghostbusters” director Paul Feig. The first season will consist of 13 half-hour episodes to be rolled out weekly.

Of course the comedian — who will, obviously, act as host — had to reveal the new series in the most “Joel McHale” way possible.
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Jay-z Will Help CNN Launch ‘The Van Jones Show’

Jay-z Will Help CNN Launch ‘The Van Jones Show’
Van Jones hopes his new CNN show will be a place where both average and above-average Joes feel at home talking about what’s going on in America.

“This is an opportunity to really reflect on where we are and where we are going,” he says of “The Van Jones Show,” which will debut Saturday, January 27, at 7 p.m. on CNN, taped before a live audience. “We will have cultural icons and political leaders on the one hand, but we will also be going out into the country, talking to ordinary people.” Jones intends to use social media, live-crowd interaction and taped segments of visits with people across America to analyze the trends shaping the 2018 and 2020 elections.

But yes, the show will have some glitter, too. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter will appear on Jones’ opening effort, ready to talk about activism and some of the themes behind his recent album, “4:44.” The album “is a real social justice
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grown-ish Renewed for Season 2

grown-ish Renewed for Season 2
Good news: Grown-ish‘s Zoey is heading back to school for her sophomore year.

Freeform has renewed the black-ish spinoff for a second season, the network announced on Thursday as part of the inaugural Freefrom Summit in Hollywood. Season 2 will consist of 20 episodes.

The half-hour comedy stars Yara Shahidi, who reprises her black-ish role as Dre and Bow’s entitled teen daughter Zoey, and follows Zoey as she leaves home and adjusts to life as a college freshman at the fictional Cal U. Deon Cole also reprises his black-ish role
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Freeform Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Cloak & Dagger,’ ‘Bold Type’ Season 2

Freeform Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Cloak & Dagger,’ ‘Bold Type’ Season 2
Freeform announced the premiere dates for much of their upcoming slate on Thursday.

Freeform will debut the two-hour premiere of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” on June 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series stars Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph as two teenagers from different backgrounds who are linked together through mysterious powers. The show is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC. Joe Pokaski, producer and writer of “Heroes” is the showrunner and executive producer. Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory from ’‘Marvel’s The Defenders” are also executive producers.

The premiere date for new drama “Siren” along with a teaser trailer was also announced. The mermaid series’ first episode will air March 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Eline Powell stars as a mysterious girl who brings trouble to a small fishing town. Emily Whitesell (“Finding Carter”) is the showrunner and executive producer. The story is
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‘Planet Earth: Blue Planet II’ Is Must-Watch TV That Will Make You Forget All About Porgs

‘Planet Earth: Blue Planet II’ Is Must-Watch TV That Will Make You Forget All About Porgs
While “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was divisive for its storytelling, most everyone could agree that porgs are adorable. The fictional sea birds (or are they rodents?) from a galaxy far, far away captured the audience’s imagination, as did the other fascinating fauna created for that universe. Hell, even those fish nuns inspired devotion in unexpected quarters.

But let’s not forget that the “Star Wars” bestiary has always been inspired by real-life creatures, and there are clear puffin influences in the porg design. In fact, “Planet Earth: Blue Planet II” reminds us that the creatures we find in our natural world are so ingeniously designed that they simply blow porgs out of the water — so to speak.

Blue Planet II” boasts fish that are transgender; that live on land; that use tools. And that’s just the beginning of the fascinating stories found in the docu-series. Make no mistake that these are stories,
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J.J. Abrams is Developing a New Sci-Fi Series Set in Another World

J.J. Abrams is a hugely successful director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and composer. He is best-known for his work in the genres of science-fiction, drama, and action. He has now taken on another new science-fiction project and it sounds incredible. Abrams has written the script for this sci-fi drama and the rumor is that he is currently shopping around the networks hoping that someone will pick it up. According to industry insiders, both Apple and HBO are likely contenders to pick up the project, which is currently untitled. The drama will take viewers into another world in this story based on

J.J. Abrams is Developing a New Sci-Fi Series Set in Another World
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‘Paterno’ Trailer: Al Pacino Doesn’t Want to Say What He Knew or When He Knew It in HBO Drama — Watch

HBO has released the trailer for “Paterno,” its upcoming movie about — wait for it — Joe Paterno. Al Pacino plays the disgraced coach, who became the winningest college-football coach in history prior to his involvement in the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Watch below.

Read More:Al Pacino on HBO’s Joe Paterno Movie: ‘The Question Isn’t Just What He Knew, It’s What He Did About It’

“The question isn’t just what he knew, it’s what he did about it,” Pacino said last week at the Television Critics Association. “I think he knew there were complaints. He knew there were rumors. […] I don’t think he was very fond of Sandusky, for whatever reasons — I think there were other reasons.”

“He did act upon it,” Pacino added. “He did say he thought someone should look into this. [But] a guy like Paterno — he’s like an emperor, he’s like a king.
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President Trump to Skip NBC's Traditional Pre-Super Bowl Interview

President Trump to Skip NBC's Traditional Pre-Super Bowl Interview
President Donald Trump won’t be returning to his former network on Super Bowl Sunday.

The former Apprentice star has declined NBC’s request for an interview before this year’s Super Bowl, our sister site Deadline is reporting. An NBC source says they’re still keeping the invitation open, in case Trump changes his mind.

RELATEDThis Is Us Cast Joins Tonight Show‘s Post-Super Bowl Lii Special

The pre-Super Bowl interview with the sitting President has become a tradition in recent years: President Obama did one in each year of his presidency, and Trump himself sat down with former
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SAG-aftra Developing Sexual Harassment Code Of Conduct

SAG-AFTRA is developing a Code of Conduct to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace – and at auditions, wrap parties, film festivals and anywhere else performers gather to find jobs or promote and celebrate their work. An email sent today to the union's board members said the code "will provide clear safety guidance to performers in the work environment and in social environments attached to work where harassment frequently occurs." With the annual SAG Awards set…
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Ellen Pompeo Extends ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Contract for Two More Seasons

Ellen Pompeo is a hugely talented and successful actress. She is best-known for ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, in which she has played the title character Dr. Meredith Grey since 2005. Pompeo has recently become the best-paid actress in a television drama after signing a contract to continue working on the drama for at least two years. The deal covers her role as an actress and as and producer of the series. She is also working as a co-executive producer on an untitled spin-off from the medical drama which is about firefighters. This spin-off series will premiere on March 22, 2018. Industry gossip

Ellen Pompeo Extends ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Contract for Two More Seasons
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Donald Trump Turns Down NBC On Pre-Super Bowl Interview Invitation

Former NBC reality-tv star Donald Trump will not sit down with his former network for the traditional pre-Super Bowl Presidential Interview. NBC has taken the high road, extending an open invitation to Trump, in case he changes his mind, a network source tells Deadline. It’s unclear why Trump has turned down the invitation for what has become a pre-Game tradition. Obama did a pre-game interview every year of his presidency. It may be that he doesn’t want a repeat of last…
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This Is Us' Ryan Michelle Bathe Joins Empire as [Spoiler]'s Ex-Wife

This Is Us' Ryan Michelle Bathe Joins Empire as [Spoiler]'s Ex-Wife
Empire is introducing a new ex-factor, tapping This Is Us‘ Ryan Michelle Bathe to play one of Eddie Barker’s (Forest Whitaker) former wives.

In Empire‘s fall finale, Eddie found himself fleeced of his fortune. The burgeoning financial calamity prompts him to recruit his most recent ex-wife Celeste (played by Bathe) to assist him in selling off one of his major assets. Bathe will appear on a recurring basis.

RELATEDJanuary TV Calendar: 130+ Premiere Dates, Returns, Finales and More

On This Is Us, Bathe portrayed the mother of Randall’s childhood friend via flashback. Her additional credits include Boston Legal,
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Inaugural Freeform Summit Takes on #MeToo, Lgbtq Media Portrayal

Freeform held its first summit Thursday night in Los Angeles, hosting a series of panels discussing issues that the entertainment industry is currently facing.

The four panels, titled “Millennials Are Destroying All the Industries,” “Understanding and Cultivating Love On and Off Screen,” “Exploring the Narrative Without Exploiting It” and “From Comics to Screen — Creating Marvel’s ‘Cloak and Dagger,'” were loaded with stars and executives from the network’s shows to discuss social media, female empowerment, Lgbtq portrayal and the #MeToo movement.

Amanda Lasher, executive producer of Freeform’s “The Bold Type,” said she feels the Time’s Up initiative “moves forward the conversation and makes it more about educating and opening a dialogue about how people interact in the workplace and how they interact in intimate relationships.”

“I know it’s messy and hard right now, but if you stick with it and keep trying and not be scared then we can actually get to
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‘NCIS’: Drew Carey To Guest Star In Veteran CBS Drama

CBS star Drew Carey is set for a guest spot on the network’s long-running drama series NCIS. Carey will play retired Marine Sergeant John Ross in the episode “Handle with Care” which is scheduled to air in early March. Carey’s Ross is a retired Marine Sergeant who ships care packages to active-duty servicemen every day. He is the lead suspect in a murder case after one of his care packages contains cookies laced with cyanide. A loyal and honorable veteran, Ross is…
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Sony Launches ‘Breaking Bad’ YouTube Channel in Honor of 10th Anniversary

Sony Pictures Television has launched an official “Breaking BadYouTube channel in honor of the tenth anniversary of the show’s premiere.

The official channel will assimilate and optimize thousands of existing video clips and content, drawing from official show footage, fans’ user-generated content and newly created themed pieces, giving fans that subscribe to the channel the opportunity to delve even deeper into the “Breaking Bad” universe. Fans visiting the site can use the hashtag #MyBreakingBadVideo in social posts for a chance to have their own compilation featured on the official YouTube channel.

To launch the channel, series creator and executive producer Vince Gilligan conducted a Fireside Chat at the YouTube Space La that will go live on the site today, In this hour-long conversation, moderated by comedian, host, and Nerdist founder and CEO, Chris Hardwick, Gilligan will revisit pivotal moments in the history of “Breaking Bad,” both in front of and behind the camera, adding new insight
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YouTube Grabs Rights to Eminem-Produced Film ‘Bodied’

YouTube, specifically YouTube Red, will be streaming the collaborative rap movie effort from Eminem and (featuring) Dr. Dre. When I was writing this article I asked myself who would be interested in reading it. I ventured on to Rotten Tomatoes and found that of the 100 or so people who actually saw the movie, 93% liked it. Film critics gave it the same number, so whether you are a fan of rap music or not, this film apparently has something to say to its audience. The storyline is that a graduate student gets obsessed with battle rap. For those unfamiliar

YouTube Grabs Rights to Eminem-Produced Film ‘Bodied
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Legends of Tomorrow Eyeing Episode About Young Barack Obama

Legends of Tomorrow Eyeing Episode About Young Barack Obama
Legends of Tomorrow is rewinding the clock to the very early Obama years.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the time-tripping CW drama is revolving an upcoming Season 3 episode around a teenage version of President Barack Obama. Set in the late ’70s when the future No. 44 was a student at Occidental College, the hour is being penned by Keto Shimizu and James Eagan.

RELATEDThe Flash‘s Keiynan Lonsdale Moving to Legends of Tomorrow as Series Regular

Casting is currently underway for an actor to play Young Obama. The episode starts shooting in early February and is slated to air in April.
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The 100 Recruits Degrassi Grad for Secret Season 5 Finale Role

The 100 Recruits Degrassi Grad for Secret Season 5 Finale Role
The 100‘s fifth season hasn’t even premiered yet — but that doesn’t mean we can’t jump ahead and speculate about the finale!

Shannon Kook, best known for playing Zane Park on Degrassi: The Next Generation, will appear in the final episode of Season 5, our sister site Deadline reports, though further details about his character are being kept under wraps for now.

In addition to his work on Degrassi (Seasons 9–11), Kook has also recurred on Freeform’s Shadowhunters and Syfy’s Incorporated.

Premiering on Tuesday, April 24 (The CW, 9/8c), The 100’s fifth season is introducing a slew of
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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on The Gifted, Black Lightning, The Good Doctor, NCIS, H50, Lucifer, Once, Riverdale and More

Which mutants will The Gifted power up in Season 2? When will Thunder roar on Black Lightning? Why will Hell break loose on Lucifer? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

RELATEDThe Gifted Boss Teases Season 2 Plan in Wake of X-treme Shake-Up

The Gifted is an awesome show and I’m looking forward to seeing Season 2. Any early scoop? —Lorraine

In addition to diving deeper into the Hellfire Club and the Purifiers, show boss Matt Nix also has this on his to-do list: “Obviously all these things are up in the air, but I’ve always
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Univision Teaming With TV Academy, PGA, SAG-aftra & More On Diversity Initiative

Univision Communications is partnering with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Producers Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, University of California, Los Angeles Division of Social Sciences, University of Southern California Annenberg, as well as the USC School of Cinematic Arts on the production of its Storytelling Unbound Handbook. The Handbook’s aim is to…
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