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'Pose' Scores Early Season 3 Renewal at FX

'Pose' Scores Early Season 3 Renewal at FX
The category is: renewal!

FX, the now Disney-owned basic cable network, has renewed Pose, the ball scene drama from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, for a third season merely a week after its sophomore debut. (Season two was announced after six of eight freshman episodes aired.)

The pickup comes as the drama, which features a record number of trans characters portrayed by trans actors, has emerged as an awards season contender for stars including Billy Porter and Mj Rodriguez.

Season two debuted to strong reviews — the new cycle has an impressive 96 percent rating on RottenTomatoes.com — with ...
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The CW Sets Fall Premiere Dates: Here’s When ‘Batwoman’ Premieres and ‘Riverdale’ Returns

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The CW Sets Fall Premiere Dates: Here’s When ‘Batwoman’ Premieres and ‘Riverdale’ Returns
The CW has released fall premiere dates for the new shows “Batwoman” and “Nancy Drew,” as well as season premiere dates for returning shows like “Riverdale,” “Supergirl,” “All American,” “The Flash,” “Black Lightning,” “Legacies,” “Charmed,” “Dynasty,” “Arrow” and “Supernatural.”

The premiere dates for midseason series like the new “Riverdale” spinoff “Katy Keene,” and returning series “DC’S Legends of Tomorrow,” “In The Dark,” “Roswell, New Mexico” and “The 100” will be announced at a later date.

The 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival will premiere over two nights, from 8-10 p.m. on October 2nd and 3rd.

Also Read: Why The CW Passed on 'Jane the Virgin' Spinoff: Lack of 'Full Quirkiness and Fun'

Below is the premiere week schedule (new shows in Caps):

Wednesday, October 2

8-10 p.m. — 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival Night One

Thursday, October 3

8-10 p.m. — 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival Night Two

Sunday, October 6

8-9 p.m. — Batwoman (Series Premiere)

9-10 p.
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Showtime Picks Up ‘On Becoming A God In Central Florida’ Series Starring Kirsten Dunst In Turnaround From YouTube

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Showtime Picks Up ‘On Becoming A God In Central Florida’ Series Starring Kirsten Dunst In Turnaround From YouTube
Showtime has picked up On Becoming A God in Central Florida, a one-hour dark comedy series starring Kirsten Dunst. The project, from George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures and Sony’s TriStar Television, was ordered to series last year by YouTube to debut this year.

Sony TV started conversations about moving the show elsewhere earlier this year, following the Google-owned company’s programming shift that involves making all original series, originally earmarked for Svod platform YouTube Red/Premium, available as Avod offerings, as well as putting a pin in all new scripted development. According to sources, YouTube and Sony TV were not able to negotiate an Avod deal for On Becoming a God in Central Florida. YouTube Originals’ brass, who are said to be proud of the show, then worked closely with Sony TV to find a new home for it. Sony TV also has hit Cobra Kai at YouTube,
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‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Novel From Suzanne Collins Coming In 2020, Lionsgate In Talks For Movie

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‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Novel From Suzanne Collins Coming In 2020, Lionsgate In Talks For Movie
Today, Scholastic announced that it is publishing Suzanne Collins’ new Hunger Games prequel novel, currently untitled, which will hit shelves on May 19, 2020.

The novel will be set in the world of Panem 64 years before the events of the original Hunger Games trilogy on the morning of the reaping of the 10th Hunger Games.

“As the proud home of the Hunger Games movies, we can hardly wait for Suzanne’s next book to be published. We’ve been communicating with her during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to work closely with her on the movie,” said Joe Drake, Chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.

Lionsgate adapted four movies from Collins trilogy, splitting the final Hunger Games: Mockingjay into two parts. All in, the movies made close to $3 billion at the worldwide box office and next to Twilight is one of Lionsgate’s platinum franchises at the studio.
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Gloria Vanderbilt Dies at 95

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Gloria Vanderbilt Dies at 95
Gloria Vanderbilt, a famous model and socialite who was often a subject of fascination in the worlds of fashion and media, has died at 95, according to a report on CNN, where her son, anchor Anderson Cooper, has worked for several years.

From a young age, Vanderbilt led a tumultuous life, one marked by a heated custody battle over her and her inheritance when she was young, and filled with marriages and business ventures as she grew older. “She lived her entire life in the public eye,” Cooper said in a video obituary that aired on CNN Monday.

Vanderbilt was the only daughter of railroad magnate Reginald Vanderbilt and his second wife. As such, she and a half-sister, Cathleen Vanderbilt, each stood to inherit a share in a trust after the executive died when Gloria was just eighteen months old. Her paternal aunt would eventually win custody over the girl and her share in the trust. The trial around who would take control of young Vanderbilt’s life and finances was a tabloid sensation at the time.
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Kim Cattrall Exits British Comedy Series ‘The Cockfields’

Kim Cattrall Exits British Comedy Series ‘The Cockfields’
Kim Cattrall has pulled out of British comedy series The Cockfields due to “unforeseen scheduling issues”. The Sex and The City star, who is fronting Fox’s soapy drama Filthy Rich, had been due to star in the three-part series for UKTV’s Gold channel alongside After Life stars Joe Wilkinson and Diane Morgan.

She has been replaced by Sarah Parish, who recently appeared in ITV drama Bancroft and BBC comedy W1A as well as previous stints on Doctor Who and Atlantis.

The series, which is written by Joe Wilkinson and David Ear, also stars The Royale Family’s Sue Johnston, Chariots of Fire’s Nigel Havers and Not Going Out’s Bobby Ball. It is produced by Yellow Door Productions, the production company set up by former Sky comedy chief Lucy Lumsden.

Wilkinson plays Simon, who is taking girlfriend Donna, played by Morgan back home to the Isle of
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Box Office: ‘Men in Black: International,’ ‘Shaft’ Add to Summer Sequel Slump

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Box Office: ‘Men in Black: International,’ ‘Shaft’ Add to Summer Sequel Slump
As “Men in Black: International” and “Shaft” join the growing list of under-performing sequels this summer — an ignominious group that includes “Dark Phoenix” and “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” — worries of franchise fatigue are beginning to simmer in Hollywood.

“Franchises that don’t up the ante or bring anything new into the fold are suffering terrible fates at the box office of late,” said Jeff Bock, an analyst at Exhibitor Relations. “It’s not enough to throw a Roman numeral on your film, or reboot just because you can.”

It’s hardly a new phenomenon, the notion that audiences grow tired of movies after too many iterations, but one that tends to intensify over summer as pricey tentpoles debut within weeks of one another. The pileup of new releases makes it more challenging for would-be blockbusters to find their footing beyond opening weekend. That conversation was pushed to the forefront
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‘Joker': Joaquin Phoenix Isn’t Clowning Around in Creepy New Image From DC Comics Film

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‘Joker': Joaquin Phoenix Isn’t Clowning Around in Creepy New Image From DC Comics Film
Supervillains! They’re just like us! They brush their teeth, put their pants on one leg at a time, and meticulously apply their creepy makeup by hand. Or so it would seem in a new image from Warner Bros.’ upcoming supervillain origin story “Joker.

Posted by director Todd Phillips, the black and white pic shows “Joker” star Joaquin Phoenix sitting in front of a vanity mirror applying the white face paint Batman’s arch nemesis is known for. Looks like this version of the clown prince of crime definitely won’t have his skin permanently dyed white.

“Finishing touches,” Phillips wrote as the photo’s caption.

Meanwhile, in case any of you out there were still unsure, Phillips says “Joker” is definitely gonna be rated R. “It will be Rated R. I’ve been asked this a lot.
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David Tennant, Hayley Atwell, Nicholas Pinnock Join Netflix's European Procedural 'Criminal'

David Tennant, Hayley Atwell, Nicholas Pinnock Join Netflix's European Procedural 'Criminal'
Netflix's format-bending procedural Criminal — a 12-episode series taking place in France, Spain, Germany and the U.K., and written and directed by talent from each country and in the local language — has found its cast.

David Tennant, Hayley Atwell and Nicholas Pinnock are set to appear in the show, which takes place exclusively within the confines of a police interview suite and is described as a stripped-down, cat-and-mouse drama focusing on the intense mental conflict between detectives and suspects.

The three stars will appear in the U.K. episodes, alongside Youssef Kerkour, Clare-Hope Ashitey, ...
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Katherine Textor, ’60 Minutes’ Producer, Dies at 45

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Katherine Textor, ’60 Minutes’ Producer, Dies at 45
Katherine “Katy” Textor, a longtime ’60 Minutes’ producer who worked closely with Morley Safer during his final years, died Friday following a battle with cancer. She was 45.

“Katy Textor was a scrupulous journalist and a wonderful storyteller. Her energy and personality will be impossible to replace at ’60 Minutes,” “60 Minutes” executive producer Bill Owens said in a statement.

“Katy fought a courageous battle over the last two and a half years, but her tenacity didn’t surprise those of us who knew her at ’60 Minutes,'” said “60 Minutes” execuitve producer Tanya Simon. “We saw it in her work and in her friendships — she was whip-smart with a megawatt smile and a fierce sense of loyalty, warmth and compassion.

Born May 17, 1974 in Seattle, Texter attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1996 from the Annenberg School of Communication. Early in her career
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Leslie Mann To Star In Noel Coward Adaptation ‘Blithe Spirit’

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Leslie Mann To Star In Noel Coward Adaptation ‘Blithe Spirit’
Exclusive: Leslie Mann is set to star as Elvira in Blithe Spirit, the adaptation of the 1941 Noel Coward play that already had Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher and Judi Dench set to star, and Ed Hall to direct the script by Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard and Piers Ashworth.

The new film re-imagines the Coward play, as a writer of bestselling crime novels invites an eccentric mystic to his home in hopes of curing a terrible case of writer’s block he encounters as he tries to finish his first screenplay. That block isn’t helped much when the mystic contacts the spirit of his first wife. David Lean directed the first film adaptation of the play in 1945.

Producers are Fisherman’s Friends trio James Spring, Leonard, and Moorcroft, alongside Hilary Bevan Jones, Peter Snell and Tuni Pinnolis. The project is a Fred Films and Powder Keg Pictures production in association with British Lion Films.
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MGM to Adapt Rodney Dangerfield Comedy ‘Back to School’ as Unscripted Series (Exclusive)

MGM to Adapt Rodney Dangerfield Comedy ‘Back to School’ as Unscripted Series (Exclusive)
Rodney Dangerfield may finally be getting some respect in the halls of higher education.

MGM Television is developing a docu-series inspired by the 1986 Dangerfield film “Back to School,” in which the comedian’s character, millionaire Thorton Melon, enrolls in college with his son to keep him from dropping out. In typical Dangerfield fashion, he triggers a series of comedic mishaps on campus. The movie, well-loved among Dangerfield fans, also features a young Robert Downey Jr. and cameos from Oingo Boingo and Kurt Vonnegut.

The docu-series will follow college students with their surprise new classmates — their parents. Both children and parents
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Conecta Fiction: ‘The Cliff,’ ‘Spring,’ ‘Yellow Bird’ Feature at 2019 Pitch CoPro Series

Conecta Fiction: ‘The Cliff,’ ‘Spring,’ ‘Yellow Bird’ Feature at 2019 Pitch CoPro Series
Pamplona. Spain — Chile’s “The Cliff,” Argentina’s “In Search of Spring” and Spain’s “The Yellow Bird” feature in a 10-title lineup of drama series projects at the 3rd Pitch CoPro Series, the industry centerpiece of Conecta Fiction, the world’s foremost Europe-Latin American TV co-production and networking forum.

“Strong on genre and historical dramas,” observed Conecta Fiction director Geraldine Gonard of this year’s CoPro Series, the lineup shows its project creators plumbing Spanish and Latin America history via bio series (“Dolores”) and crime (“Lost Toys”) and action (”Spring”) thrillers, suspense drama (“The Saddest Gaol”), and an adventure
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John Cusack Blames ‘Bot’ After Tweeting, Deleting Antisemitic Cartoon

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John Cusack Blames ‘Bot’ After Tweeting, Deleting Antisemitic Cartoon
Actor John Cusack had fans and detractors alike upset Monday after posting, then deleting a tweet featuring an antisemitic cartoon.

On Monday afternoon, the “High Fidelity” star tweeted “follow the money” along with a cartoon featuring a giant arm with a star of David on a jacket sleeve, pushing down on top of a crowd of people. The cartoon features a quote, “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” The quote was wrongly-attributed to Voltaire, but is actually based on the writings of white supremacist Kevin Alfred Strom.

The tweet was met with immediate condemnation from across the political spectrum. Cusack at first defended it, saying his intent was to be critical of Israel’s policies against Palestinians. He later deleted it, explaining that “a bot got me. I thought I was endorsing a pro Palestinian justice retweet – of an earlier
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Pol-ka Expands Outside Argentina, Optioning ‘El Cielo a Tiros’ (Exclusive)

Pamplona, Spain — Taking a new expansive step as an international content player, top Argentine production house Pol-ka, has optioned small-screen rights to “El cielo a tiros,” the latest novel from “Rosario Tijeras” author, Colombian novelist Jorge Franco.

Pacted via Scenic Rights, the deal sees Pol-ka planning to shoot a drama series based on the book in Medellín, Colombia in 2020.

“El cielo a tiros” will become the first Pol-ka series produced entirely outside Argentina, marking part of a long-term expansion at the Adrián Suar-headed company as it adapts to the challenges and opportunities of a new TV landscape.

Published in 2018, “El
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Navarre: Recent Film, TV Shoots

Navarre’s 35% tax credit has mainly lured a large list of national feature productions since its launch in 2015. Further international film and TV projects partially shot there, accessing Spain’s 20% tax deductions; other benefited from R&d incentives for Navarre-based animation and post-production companies. Here are some recent highlights:

Title – Year Of Production – Director – Production Company – Location

-”Ventajas de Viajar en Tren.” 2019. Aritz Moreno. Logical Pictures, Morena Films, Señor & Señora. Pamplona.

-“Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds.” 2019. Toni García. Apolo Films. Animation.

-“Line Walker: Operation Midnight Shadow.” 2018-2019. Babieka Line Walker. Filmed in Pamplona, Tafalla.

-“Offering
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3rd Conecta Fiction Raises Navarre’s Industrial Profile

Raising Navarre’s profile as a meeting point for the European and Latin American audiovisual industry, its capital, Pamplona, hosts over June 17-20 the third edition of Conecta Fiction, the Europe-America TV series co-production and networking event.

After celebrating its first two editions in Galicia’s Santiago de Compostela, Conecta moves to Baluarte, the Congress Center and Auditorium of Navarre, also headquarter every March of the International Documentary Film Festival Punto de Vista.

Another landmark for the audiovisual sector, Lo que viene, a festival focused on upcoming Spanish film and TV releases, unspools in Tudela, in the Navarrese Ribera.

“Conecta
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Conecta Fiction: All The Kids Unveils First Feature Film, New Live Action Series

All The Kids Ent. (Atk), a Madrid-based content creation and consultancy group, is launching its first feature film and unveiling three new live action series aimed at the youth/young adult demo at TV co-production meet, Conecta Fiction.

The fledgling company founded by its CEO Joana Carrion has forged a scriptwriting partnership with Spanish screenwriter Javier Rodenas on three of the projects and enlisted investigative journalist Santiago Camacho as an advisor for its new terror mini-series, “Terror Valley,” Atk’s first in this genre.

“The four titles we are presenting will not only entertain the youth market today, they also
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TV Review: 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards

Who are the MTV Movie (and TV) Awards for, exactly?

This is the question that kept rattling around my exhausted brain during Monday’s broadcast, which squeezed the ceremony (that happened live in Los Angeles on June 15) into two taut hours of waning pop culture references and supportive screaming. If it’s for Gen Z teens, as the heavy emphasis on Netflix originals like “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” suggested, why have Zachary Levi host? If it’s for adults, what’s with the “how do you do, fellow kids” vibe? The
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Dylan Sprouse Says Hacker ‘Idiots’ Sent Racist Tweet From His Account

Dylan Sprouse Says Hacker ‘Idiots’ Sent Racist Tweet From His Account
Actor Dylan Sprouse said on Monday that “idiots” hacked his Twitter account and subsequently used it to send a racist epithet and also promote other Twitter users whose accounts have since been suspended.

“Gained my account back, got hacked obviously… as if these idiots didn’t make it easy enough to tell,” Sprouse wrote Monday afternoon. “Think it’s and [sic] cell service provider thing. Fixing it Asap but I’m in Tokyo with Barbara for our anniversary so thanks for the patience everyone and sorry for the trouble.”

Just after noon on Monday, Sprouse’s account, @dylansprouse, began posting uncharacteristically random tweets, followed by one containing the n-word. Shortly after, Sprouse’s account tweeted that it would “follow everyone that follows @kNuBLoM and @PlugWalkerJoe” and tweeted other messages promoting those accounts.

Also Read: 14 Stars Who've Posted Nude Selfies, From Chrissy Teigen to Geraldo (Photos)

The tweets were deleted approximately an hour later.
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