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Kate McKinnon to Star in Series Adaptation of Podcast 'Joe Exotic' for Ucp

Nov 05, 2019, Tuesday 07:31 PM

Kate McKinnon has scored her second starring role in a series based on a podcast. McKinnon has signed on to star in and executive produce a series adaptation of the Wondery podcast “Joe Exotic,” which is being developed at Universal Content Productions. It was previously announced that McKinnon would star as disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in a series for Hulu,... more

'Dune: The Sisterhood' Showrunner Jon Spaihts Exits HBO Max Series

Nov 05, 2019, Tuesday 07:31 PM

Jon Spaihts has stepped down as the showrunner of the HBO Max series “Dune: The Sisterhood,” Variety has confirmed. Spaihts will remain onboard as an executive producer and will focus on writing the script for a second “Dune” reboot film. The TV series was ordered straight-to-series at HBO Max in June. Denis Villene... more

Cara Delevingne to Host Practical Joke Show for Quibi

Nov 05, 2019, Tuesday 07:31 PM

Cara Delevingne is the latest name to join the Quibi content push. The “Suicide Squad” and “Carnival Row” actor is set to host and executive produce a practical joke-based show for the fledgling short-form content platform. In each episode of the show, Delevingne and a group of female accomplices will “wreak havoc,” executing a new stunt or pra... more

TVLine Items: Kate McKinnon Takes On Joe Exotic, Nailed It! Trailer and More

Nov 05, 2019, Tuesday 07:31 PM

Kate McKinnon has lined up another limited series: The SNL star will headline and executive-produce an adaptation of the Joe Exotic podcast, which is currently in development at Universal Content Productions, aka the studio behind Homecoming and Dirty John, our sister site Deadline reports. No network is atta... more

Disney+ User's Guide: Everything You Need to Know About the Streaming Service

Nov 05, 2019, Tuesday 07:31 PM

The Avengers, a handful of Jedi, Mickey Mouse and an army of Disney princesses are among the characters that will join forces on Disney+, the highly-anticipated streaming service that will launch in a week. Disney’s foray into the streaming market will feature decades of the company’s classic films and television shows and will also host a variety of new shows from popular franchises. That said, outside “The Mandalorian,” which pro... more

David Wain, A.D. Miles Set Daily Sitcom Pilot at WarnerMedia

Nov 05, 2019, Tuesday 07:31 PM

Frequent collaborators David Wain and A.D. Miles are teaming up to develop a daily sitcom for WarnerMedia, Variety has learned. The project, titled “Today’s Special,” has been given a pilot order plus a four episode commitment, given that the show will be shot and aired daily should it go to series. It takes place in a 24-hour diner which serves as a hub f... more

David Wain and Ad Miles Daily Sitcom 'Today's Special' Gets Pilot Order From WarnerMedia

Nov 05, 2019, Tuesday 07:31 PM

WarnerMedia has given a four-episode pilot order to a daily sitcom called “Today’s Special” from “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain and “Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” writer A.D. Miles. The scripted, single-camera comedy is described as blending the storytelling mechanics of a daily soap opera with the tone and style of a single-camera sitcom and the topical responsiveness of late-night TV. It would take place i... more

Kate McKinnon to Play a Big-Cat Enthusiast in Series Based on 'Joe Exotic' Podcast

Nov 05, 2019, Tuesday 03:30 PM

Kate McKinnon has signed on to star in and executive produce a television adaptation of Wondery’s “Joe Exotic” podcast that’s currently in the works at Universal Content Productions. The “Saturday Night Live” star will play a big cat enthusiast named Carole Baskin, who learns that a fellow exotic animal lover, Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel is breeding and using... more

'Billions': Julianna Margulies & Carey Stoll Join Season 5 Cast Of Showtime Drama

Nov 05, 2019, Tuesday 11:30 AM

Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) and Corey Stoll (The Strain) have joined the Season 5 cast of Billions, Showtime’s drama series starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. Created executive producers/showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levi... more

What to watch tonight - Tuesday, Nov 05, 2019 - Arrow, The Flash, This Is Us, Treadstone

Nov 05, 2019, Tuesday 12:00 AM

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The Voice Recap: Whose Knockouts Wound Up Being Their Swan Songs? — Plus, How the Playoffs Will Play Out

Nov 04, 2019, Monday 11:31 PM

As The Voice’s Season 17 Knockouts continued Monday, five more acts were sent packing ahead of the Live Playoffs. Interestingly, only 20 singers will be competing in the Playoffs instead of the usual 24. Overnight voting will then put eight of them through to the Top 13; coaches Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend will each get to save one contender; and of the remaining vocali... more

His Dark Materials Premiere: Grade It!

Nov 04, 2019, Monday 11:31 PM

In a world similar to our own, humans souls take animal form and the all-powerful Magisterium decides what is and isn’t heresy. Welcome to His Dark Materials. Hope you brought your golden compass! IHBO’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy novels, which premiered Monday, follows Lyra (Dafne Keen, Logan), an orphan raised at Oxford’s Jordan... more

Good Doctor Recap: Sorry, Not Sorry

Nov 04, 2019, Monday 11:31 PM

This week on The Good Doctor, Shaun’s poor communication skills put both his residency and his relationship with Carly at risk. After forfeiting his first chance as lead surgeon for the betterment of a patient, Lim assigns Shaun an appendectomy. During the procedure, Shaun asks Nurse Hawkes for a straight clamp. When she hands it to him not at a 45-degree angle, but at an angle that... more

Dancing With the Stars Week 8 Recap: Did the Right Couple Go Home?

Nov 04, 2019, Monday 11:31 PM

There’s been an elephant in the Dancing With the Stars ballroom for a few weeks now, and his name is Sean Spicer. That’s not meant as a dig at Spicer’s dancing skills (though it’s not an entirely inaccurate comparison, depending on the week). Rather, I’m referencing Spicer’s continued presence on the ABC series, which has started to... more

Power Boss Teases [Spoiler]'s Fate: 'I Didn't See Him Die, Did You?'

Nov 04, 2019, Monday 07:32 PM

James St. Patrick’s tenure as a public servant — or rather, a potential one — might’ve been the shortest in American history. In the final moments of Power‘s midseason finale Sunday, the businessman also known as Ghost was shot and fell from the balcony at his nightclub, Truth. Who did it? Good question. In the lead-up to the shooting, no fewer than seven (!) peo... more