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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She has been replaced by Sarah Parish, who recently appeared in ITV drama Bancroft and BBC comedy W1A as well as previous stints on Doctor Who and Atlantis.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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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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‘Game of Thrones’: Lena Headey Admits She Wanted a Better Ending for Queen Cersei

‘Game of Thrones’: Lena Headey Admits She Wanted a Better Ending for Queen Cersei
[Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for “Game of Thrones” Season 8.]

When HBO’s seminal fantasy series “Game of Thrones” wrapped up its truncated final season last month, the show inevitably ended with a slew of deaths for some of its signature characters, including Lena Headey’s embattled Queen Cersei, who ended her eight-season run in tragic fashion.

Despite making a last minute attempt to escape King’s Landing, suddenly turned into a flamed-out battleground after years of threats, Headey’s Cersei ultimately perished in the bowels of the city, clinging to her brother and lover Jaime as everything literally collapsed around them. It was quick, sad, and a touch confusing, and perhaps not the best way to send out two of the series’ most complex characters.

In a new interview with The Guardian, Headey herself admitted that she has her her “own gripes” with the way the series wrapped. She told the outlet, “I invested as
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‘The Tick’ Creator Confirms Canceled Amazon Series Fails To Find New Home

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‘The Tick’ Creator Confirms Canceled Amazon Series Fails To Find New Home
The Tick creator Ben Edlund delivered a dose of bad news to fans this weekend. Despite shopping the canceled Amazon series, there are no takers.

“After much door-knocking we have found no new home for the Tick series in this current market. #SaveTheTick & #LunaTickArmy I’m sorry we could not reward your glorious support with better news,” Edlund tweeted Friday. “I am so proud of the show, of the cast and crew and writers, and so warmed by the fans.”

Still, Edlund said he’s looking for another way to continue the story.

“We will look for other opportunities to continue this story with this cast, but the current series must I’m afraid come to its end,” he wrote in a second tweet.

He urged fans to stay positive because “The Tick always comes back.”
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Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union Speak About Horrific "L.A.’s Finest" On-Set Accident

Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union Speak About Horrific
Actresses Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba spoke about how the horrific accident on the set of their action cop series “L.A.’s Finest” affected them and the crew at the 59th Monte Carlo Television Festival Saturday.

They also paid tribute to the main victim of the incident, executive producer/co-showrunner Brandon Sonnier, whose leg was amputated below the knee as a result.

In February, a stunt car on the San Pedro, California set of the show struck a shipping container causing it to roll onto Sonnier and co-showrunner Brandon Margolis, who were watching the car stunt scene on a monitor in the video village.
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Big Brother Photos: Meet the New Houseguests Moving in for Season 21

It’s time to meet the next group of Big Brother houseguests who have signed up for a summer of paranoia.

CBS on Monday unveiled the 16 cast members who will compete on Season 21, including a Broadway dancer, a college soccer star and — most intriguing of all — a “wine safari guide.”

This summer’s houseguests are also quite young: With the exception of petroleum engineer Cliff Fogg III, who is 53 years old, the entire cast is comprised of 20- and 30-somethings. (That includes model Jessica Milagros, whose age is described as “30-ish.”)

The three youngest contestants — college student Ovi Kabir, public
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Meet the Big Brother 21 Houseguests

It could be 100 degrees outside, but it still wouldn't feel like summer without Big Brother. But it's finally time to bust out the swimsuits and snow cones, because Big Brother 21 kicks off with a two-night premiere on Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 at 8/7c. And what's really exciting is

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TV Guide's 2019 Dream Emmy Nominees

Every year, the Primetime Emmy Awards honor what is supposed to be the best that television has to offer. But Emmy voters don't always know what the best television actually is. Sorry, but you know it's true. And while we don't know for sure that today's Emmy voters don't watch most of the TV

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You're the Worst's Chris Geere Deserves an Emmy, Goddamnit

It's been a long time since I realized awards shows weren't at all reflective of the actual best performances and programming on the air. This isn't to say that those who are nominated (or win) aren't worthy of the honor, just that there are plenty of actors and shows that are worthy that never get

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Kinetic Content’s Chris Coelen Re-Ups as Company Makes Scripted Move (Exclusive)

Chris Coelen has extended his tenure as CEO of Kinetic Content as the La-based production business moves into scripted TV. Kinetic is part of the Red Arrows Studios stable and has been built on unscripted fare, with a roster of factual entertainment, formats and lifestyle series including “Married at First Sight,” the “Little Women” franchise for Lifetime and the recently announced new Bravo commission “Spy Games.”

Coelen is a former agent at UTA and launched the U.S. division of British indie Rdf (“Wife Swap”) in 2006 before setting up Kinetic in 2010. Red Arrow, part of German media giant ProSiebenSat.1, took
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Nominate The Bold Type for an Emmy, You Absolute Cowards

"The Bold Type is the best television show since Mad Men," is a statement I recently made in a Slack group of former coworkers. Typing those words, I tried to feel the irony deep in my bones. But a funny thing happened: I read back the statement and realized I believed it wholeheartedly. Shut the

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Italian TV Producers Head to L.A. With High-End Series Pitches (Exclusive)

Italian TV Producers Head to L.A. With High-End Series Pitches (Exclusive)
Looking to replicate the success of “Gomorrah” and “My Brilliant Friend,” a clutch of Italian TV producers is making the trek to L.A. to pitch high-end TV series based on local properties steeped in crime and history.

Top outfits such as Fabula Pictures, the makers of Italian Netflix original “Baby,” and Lux Vide, which is behind Frank Spotnitz’s “Medici” series, are set to talk up their projects during an Italian Stories Day at the Mr. C Hotel in Beverly Hill on June 25. Also heading to L.A. are 11 Marzo Film (“The Name of the Rose”), Picomedia, Compagnia Leone Cinematografica,
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Emmys 2019: Outstanding Limited Series — Our 6 Dream Nominees

Emmys 2019: Outstanding Limited Series — Our 6 Dream Nominees
Fun fact about this year’s Outstanding Limited Series contest: For the first time in eight years, Ryan Murphy will not have a horse in the race. With American Horror Story bumped to the Outstanding Drama Series category due to a technicality, American Crime Story on an indefinite hiatus and Feud essentially done, the A-list showrunner will be Mia from Emmy’s miniseries derby. (Murphy nonetheless is expected to put up a strong showing in the Drama Series categories thanks to Pose.)

But even without a Murphy entry, the 2019 Limited Series race is insanely crowded — and a frontrunner has yet to emerge.
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Lucifer's Fifth and Final Season: Here's How Many Episodes It Will Be

Lucifer's Fifth and Final Season: Here's How Many Episodes It Will Be
The Devil is in the details”… is a lede I will very much miss writing after Lucifer has wrapped its run. And yet here I am with one of the first details of the supernatural-tinged procedural’s fifth and final season.

TVLine can confirm that Lucifer‘s farewell run will be… another 10 episodes, just as its first Netflix season was. if I counted on my fingers right, that will bring the series to a total of 77 episodes.

Co-showrunner Ildy Modrovich let the cat out of the bag on Twitter early Monday morning:

It’s 10… And we’re going to make every minute count!
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The Mediapro Studio, ChileVision Sign Co-production Pact, Set ‘El Discipulo del Chef’ (Exclusive)

Madrid — Spanish production powerhouse The Mediapro Studio and Chilean broadcast network ChileVisión, part of Turner Latin America, have signed a co-production pact, kicked off by “El discípulo del Chef,” an ambitious entertainment format.

One of Mediapro’s big new unscripted plays, the show will be introduced to buyers at October’s Mipcom trade fair. The title aims to set itself apart from other cooking shows by being “different, daring, fresh,” The Mediapro Studio and ChileVisión said in a joint statement on Monday.

The co-production forms part of a five-year, strategic development-production alliance between Turner Latin America and The Mediapro Studio,
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David Tennant, Hayley Atwell Among Guest Stars in Netflix Procedural ‘Criminal’

A host of guest stars have signed on for “Criminal,” the stripped-down Netflix procedural set in France, Spain, Germany and the U.K. The action takes place within the confines of a police interview suite. There are three 45-minute episodes set in each country.

Guest stars in the British installments include David Tennant (“Good Omens”), Hayley Atwell (“Agent Carter”), Youssef Kerkour (“Dracula”) and Clare-Hope Ashitey (“Doctor Foster”). George Kay (“Killing Eve”) and Jim Field Smith (“Endeavour”) are the showrunners.

The Idiotlamp-produced series was filmed at Netflix’s new production hub in Madrid. The series bows globally on Netflix in the fall.
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Conecta Fiction: Spain’s Navarre Primes Film-tv Gameplan

Conecta Fiction: Spain’s Navarre Primes Film-tv Gameplan
Madrid — Navarre has been a long-term film and TV shooting locale thanks to diverse and sometimes stunning landscapes that take in the Bardenas Reales badlands, immortalized in titles such as “The World Is Not Enough” and “Game of Thrones.”

One of Spain’s richest regions, Navarre has historically levied its own tax regime, which led in 2015 to its launching a highly competitive 35% tax credit for shoots which spend at least 40% of their budgets in the territory.

Once the incentive became part of Navarre’s film-tv mix, it started to generate larger economic activity around the audiovisual industry, and see high-profile
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HBO's Euphoria Premiere: Grade It

HBO's Euphoria Premiere: Grade It
Euphoria‘s central character, Rue, is a teen who craves the nothingness of oblivion and will ingest just about any substance to chase it. This is no great analysis — the character, played by Zendaya (K.C. Undercover) tells us as much, voiceover-style, throughout the premiere of HBO’s new drama. And as we watch Rue and her friends in the lead-up to a suburban house party, we see the various, often harrowing ways that America’s youth approaches its modern rites of passage.

In a moment, we’ll want to know what you thought of the series’ premiere. But first,
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Here's How Dwight Crossed Over to Fear the Walking Dead

Here's How Dwight Crossed Over to Fear the Walking Dead
Dwight (Austin Amelio) made his anticipated debut on The Walking Dead spin-off Fear the Walking Dead in the Colman Domingo-directed third episode of Season 5, "Humbug's Gulch." The second character to move from The Walking Dead to Fear after Morgan (Lennie James), he quickly became part of the group

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