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James Corden to Develop Sci-Fi Drama at CBS

James Corden to Develop Sci-Fi Drama at CBS
CBS is developing a drama series that hails from James Corden’s production company, Fulwell 73, Variety has learned exclusively.

The series is titled "Embody." In the series, after a mission gone wrong renders her permanently blind, a special agent volunteers for an experimental government program that can temporarily transfer her consciousness into someone else’s body, giving her the ability to see through their eyes as she infiltrates high-stakes situations and takes down criminals from within.
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David Letterman’s ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’ Renewed for Season 2 by Netflix

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David Letterman’s ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’ Renewed for Season 2 by Netflix
Netflix is keeping David Letterman in the talk-show game a little longer. The streamer announced Friday it has renewed the late-night legend’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman” for a second season.

Letterman’s series will return with six new episodes in 2019, “combining humor, curiosity and in-depth conversations with extraordinary people.” Guests for Season 2 will be announced at a later date.

The first season of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” launched in January 2018, with Netflix releasing six episodes (usually one per month), each featuring one guest. Over the course of Season 1, Letterman sat down with Barack Obama, Jay-Z, Malala Yousafzai, George Clooney, Tina Fey, and Howard Stern.
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Natasha Lyonne Comedy "Russian Doll" Gets Premiere Date From Netflix

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Natasha Lyonne Comedy
Netflix has given a premiere date to the comedy “Russian Doll,” from co-creators Amy Poehler, Leslye Headland and “Orange Is the New Black” alum Natasha Lyonne.

Starring Lyonne, who also serves as writer on the series alongside “Bachelorette” writer-director Headland, “Russian Doll” follows a young woman named Nadia on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York.

The eight-episode series will debut on Feb. 1, the streamer announced Friday.
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Food Network Strikes Multi-Year Deal With Ina Garten

Food Network Strikes Multi-Year Deal With Ina Garten
Food Network has struck a new multi-year deal with Ina Garten, the celebrity chief behind its signature daytime series “Barefoot Contessa,” the latest in a series of talent pacts being signed by the network’s parent, Discovery,

The deal includes new seasons of the program, along with several hour-long seasonal specials, the Discovery-owned cable network said Friday. The series is shot on location at Garten’s home in East Hampton, New York, where she shares recipes and tips.

“Our audience adores Ina – she is truly a culinary legend and embodies everything Food Network viewers crave,” said Courtney White, president of Food Network,
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin is a popular anime television series. It’s one of those animated shows that people either love or hate. It’s s show that is packed with adventure and martial arts but it’s also a tender romance. For those who are considering watching it, here are ten things that you didn’t know about Rurouni Kenshin that might help you to make up your mind. 1. You can read the light novel first If you’re not yet sure about whether or not Rurouni Kenshin is the kind of anime that you would enjoy, you can get a lot of information about

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rurouni Kenshin
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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4 Premiere Recap: Was the Right Queen Cut First?

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4 Premiere Recap: Was the Right Queen Cut First?
RuPaul’s Drag Race kicked off its fourth All Stars season on Friday by hosting a talent show for Lgbtq veterans and active service members. And just like war, it was hell. Let’s break the premiere down queen-by-queen, shall we?

Trinity Taylor | After discovering her comedic talents during Season 9, the Tuck sashayed into the workroom with renewed confidence and an all-plastic ensemble to match her all-plastic body. I can’t say I expected Trinity to end up in the top two this week, but I didn’t disagree with Ru’s choice. (Side note: Does anyone else think Trinity
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10 Things That You Didn’t Know About Popular Boy Band SHINee

The boy band Shinee has made a big impact on the world. If you haven’t heard of them then you’re probably not in the age group of 10 to 28. The group made their first debut with their title song “Replay” in 2008. They’ve been around for about a decade and have thrilled the hearts of teens. The name of the group is actually written and displayed as SHINee, and here are ten things about them that you probably didn’t know. 1. Key is not the real name of the prolific member of the group Key is also known by

10 Things That You Didn’t Know About Popular Boy Band SHINee
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nostalgia Critic

Nostalgia Critic is a popular series on the web that offers viewers some great comedy and a trip down memory lane. While the frontman serving as the Nostalgia guy is a sweetheart we all love and enjoy, the Critic, played by Doug Walker is just the opposite and he’s not only a bitter sort, he’s also a bit on the maniacal side. To let you in on some great information about the series that will make it even more fun to watch, so here are ten things about Nostalgia Critic that you didn’t know. 1. The show brings out the

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nostalgia Critic
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A Plea to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 2: More Witchcraft, Less Romance

Christmas came a little early this year thanks to the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina holiday special. Even though the stand-alone episode takes place a few weeks after the events of Season 1, it felt like Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) had actually gone backward, losing some of the progress she made in

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TVLine Items: Peanuts Heads to Apple, Last Man Standing Recast and More

Apple has shelled out big bucks for Peanuts.

The tech giant has struck a deal with Dhx Media to create new series, specials and short-form content featuring characters from the late Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts gallery. Per THR.com, Charlie Brown & Co. will feed content for Apple’s still-nameless streaming service that is expected to launch in 2019. As part of the deal, Dhx Media will also produce Stem-related content featuring Snoopy and exclusive to Apple.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Fox’s Last Man Standing has cast sitcom veteran Tisha Campbell (Martin, My Wife and
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TV News Roundup: Natasha Lyonne’s ‘Russian Doll’ Sets Netflix Premiere Date

On Friday’s roundup, Netflix announces the premiere date for “Russian Doll” and Benedict Cumberbatch’s “Brexit” film has a premiere date on HBO

First Looks

Showtime has released a new teaser for the upcoming comedy series, “Black Monday,” which will premiere Sunday, Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt. The series stars and is executive produced by Don Cheadle and also features Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall, and Paul Scheer. “Black Monday” takes viewers back to Oct. 19, 1987 – a.k.a. Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street, and examines how a group of outsiders took
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Re: Zero Starting Life in Another World

Re: Zero -Starting Life in Another World is an anime television series that began airing in 2016. It’s rated as TV 14 and it’s in the adventure and drama genre. Are you thinking about watching Re: Zero but haven’t quite made up your mind yet? If you haven’t yet seen it you’re wondering about it, we have some information that might be helpful. Here are ten things that you didn’t know about Re: Zero. 1. The anime is an adaptation of a Japanese light novel series Re: Zero was taken from a series of books that were written by Tappei

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Re: Zero Starting Life in Another World
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Rufus Lives in the Timeless Series Finale Trailer!

'Tis the season to block some clocks!

A new teaser trailer for the Timeless series finale has arrived, and while it doesn't give much away, it does give Rufus (Malcolm Barrett) the one line we're always happy to hear around the holidays: "Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals!" Considering he's supposed

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Broly from Dragon Ball

Broly is one of the more memorable characters from the Dragon Ball franchise. He started out as a major antagonist in the Dragon Ball Z movies. However, it is interesting to note that there will now be a canonical version of the character set to make his debut in the first Dragon Ball Super movie. Here are 10 things that you may or may not have known about Broly from the Dragon Ball franchise: 1. Reference to Broccoli Like other Saiyan characters, Broly’s name is a reference to a vegetable, which in his case, would be broccoli. 2. Has Two

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Broly from Dragon Ball
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Timeless Series Finale Promo: First Look at the NBC Drama's Epic Sendoff

NBC has finally gifted patient Clockblockers with a first look at the upcoming Timeless series finale — and not a moment too soon. The promo, which will air during tonight’s new episode of Midnight, Texas, offers an explosive glimpse into the two-hour wrap-up event, premiering Thursday, Dec. 20 at 8/7c.

In case you’ve already forgotten, Timeless‘ second season finale ended with future versions of Lucy (Abigail Spencer) and Wyatt (Matt Lanter) arriving in the present-day bunker, discussing how they can save their dead (!) teammate Rufus (Malcolm Barrett).

“Spread across three centuries and two continents, the finale will test Lucy, Wyatt
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TV Review: ‘Vanity Fair’

TV Review: ‘Vanity Fair’
There’s something comforting about the predictability of a period piece novel adaptation in the Masterpiece Theater tradition. Knowing the story, or even just the rhythms of the genre, there are rarely many surprises. The women will toss off witticisms and cry careful, pretty tears; the men will steel their jaws and declare their love, ideally after reluctantly falling for a woman they hadn’t considered before. There will be romance, heartbreak, births, deaths. Even when it’s not a great adaptation, it’s at least familiar, and that can go a long way.

Vanity Fair” is counting on just such leniency.
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Fox News' Tucker Carlson Loses Sponsor After Saying Immigrants Make America 'Poorer and Dirtier' — Watch

Insurance company Pacific Life will stop airing advertisements on Tucker Carlson Tonight, after the Fox News host suggested that immigrants make America “poorer and dirtier.”

Carlson opened Thursday’s broadcast by discussing mass immigration, arguing that it is “insane” and “indefensible,” from an economic standpoint, to allow immigrants into America.

“Instead, our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this,” Carlson continued. “‘We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor,’ they tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer and dirtier and more divided…. Huddled masses yearning to breathe free? Nope. Cynical shakedown artists
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CBS Claims Commitment to Ending Harassment. Its Actions Say Otherwise (Column)

At this point, a new breaking sexual harassment case at CBS isn’t exactly a surprise. Over and over again, powerful CBS company men from producers to executives to the ex-ceo himself have made headlines for propagating decades of harassment and abuse, with dozens of witnesses affirming that the pattern was business as usual.

But as a new report confirms, yet again, that pattern isn’t some bygone relic. It’s a rotten virus infecting the entire company to this day. The New York Times revealed yesterday that CBS settled a harassment suit with actor Eliza Dushku in January (of this year!
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Live+3 Ratings for Week of Dec. 3: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Fall Finale Comes Out on Top

Live+3 Ratings for Week of Dec. 3: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Fall Finale Comes Out on Top
The 12th season fall finale of “The Big Bang Theory” handily topped all of its scripted competition in the delayed viewing numbers for the week of Dec. 3.

In Live+3, “The Big Bang Theory” rose from a 2.1 rating to a 3.3 in adults 18-49, a lift of 57%. In total viewers, the show went from 12.5 million viewers to 16 million for 28% lift. In both measures, only NFL coverage beat the sitcom.

It is also worth noting that typical top gainers “Manifest,” “This Is Us,” and “New Amsterdam” aired their fall finales prior to this week, meaning they were not included in the schedule.

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