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'A Star Is Born,' "Mrs. Maisel," "Ozark" Lead SAG Nominations

'A Star Is Born,'
A Star Is Born” led the way with four SAG feature film nominations while “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Ozark” each scored a quartet of TV nominations.

BlacKkKlansman” and “The Favourite” each took a trio of film nominations. “Barry,” “Glow,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Kominsky Method” all scored three TV nods.

Nominees for the feature film ensemble cast trophy were “A Star Is Born,” “Black Panther,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “BlacKkKlansman” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Lady Gaga scored an actress nomination for “A Star is Born” along with Glenn Close for “The Wife,” Olivia Colman for “The Favourite,” Melissa McCarthy for “Can You ever Forgive Me?” and Emily Blunt for “Mary Poppins Returns.”

Bradley Cooper, who also directed “A Star Is Born” nabbed a best actor nod along with Christian Bale for “Vice,” Rami Malek for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Viggo Mortensen for “Green Book” and John David Washington for “BlacKkKlansman.”

Washington
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Netflix Orders True Crime Series on Ted Bundy

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Netflix Orders True Crime Series on Ted Bundy
Netflix has ordered “Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,” a true-crime docuseries about serial killer Ted Bundy.

The docuseries will be directed by Joe Berlinger, who is helming a separate scripted film about the serial killer, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” which stars Zac Efron as Bundy, and will premiere at Sundance.

The four-part series will feature previously unheard audio of interviews with Bundy while he was on death row in Florida. This unique and gripping doc series focuses on the man whose personality, good looks and social graces defied the serial-killer stereotype, allowing him to hide in plain sight as he committed the brutal sex-crime slayings of more than 30 women before being caught in 1978. While on trial, Bundy received extraordinary adoration from American women, which made his gruesome crimes doubly haunting, even in an era of anything-goes mayhem.

It will premiere on Jan 24, 2019, 30 years after the date of his execution in Florida.
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‘Get Shorty’ Renewed for Season 3 at Epix

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‘Get Shorty’ Renewed for Season 3 at Epix
Epix has renewed “Get Shorty” for Season 3.

The loose adaptation of the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel and subsequent film stars Chris O’Dowd, Ray Romano, Lidio Porto, Megan Stevenson, Sean Bridgers, and Carolyn Dodd. In the series, O’Dowd plays a hitman from Nevada who struggles to shed his criminal past after he moves to Hollywood to become a movie producer.

The series is executive produced by Davey Holmes and Adam Arkin. The series is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM, now the sole owner of Epix.

“Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano have so thoroughly embraced their roles, and I know I speak for all fans of ‘Get Shorty’ when I say that we can’t wait for their escapades to unfold in season three,” said Epix President Michael Wright. “The entire Epix team is looking forward to working again with Davey Holmes, Adam Arkin and the
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Amazon Renews "Goliath" for Season 3

Amazon Renews
Amazon has renewed legal drama “Goliath” for a third season.

Goliath” centers on washed-up lawyer Billy McBride, played by Billy Bob Thornton, who has one shot at redemption after a client he successfully defended from a murder charge went on to slaughter a family. Thornton won a Golden Globe for his performance in 2017.

“Our Prime Video customers loved the first two seasons of Goliath, and I’m excited we can bring them a new season of this sharp and surprising legal drama,” said Vernon Sanders, co-head of television, Amazon Studios. “We have an incredible array of stars joining Billy Bob and the Goliath cast,
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‘Detroiters’ Canceled at Comedy Central, But the Show May Find Home Elsewhere

‘Detroiters’ Canceled at Comedy Central, But the Show May Find Home Elsewhere
Detroiters,” for two years one of the brightest highlights in the Comedy Central lineup, won’t be returning to the network for third season. Series co-star/co-creator Sam Richardson announced on Twitter that the series may not be completely finished, but new episodes won’t be coming to Comedy Central in the new year.

“Sadly, @Detroiters won’t be picked up for a season 3 at Comedy Central,” wrote Richardson. “I want to thank everyone who watched and supported the show. It was a dream to make and I’m proud that those who did see it enjoyed it. Maybe it will find a home elsewhere, who knows? But truly, thank you.”

The series, which grew to become a favorite within comedy circles, premiered in 2017, starring Richardson and Tim Robinson as a pair of friends who run a Detroit-area advertising firm.

Sadly, @Detroiters won’t be picked up for a season 3 at Comedy Central.
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Netflix Orders "I Am Not Okay With This" From Producers of "Stranger Things"

Netflix Orders
The producers of “Stranger Things” and creator and director of “The End of the F***ing World” series are making “I Am Not Okay With This” for Netflix, a coming-of-age tale about a girl with mysterious powers.

21 Laps will make the series, which was co-created by Jonathan Entwistle, who was behind Channel 4 and Netflix show “The End of the F***ing World.” As with that project, the series is an adaptation of a Charles Forsman graphic novel.

In the novel, the main character, a regular suburban 15-year-old freshman called Sydney, has telekinetic powers that kick in at inopportune moments.
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Freeform Orders Comedy "Everything’s Gonna Be Okay" From Josh Thomas

Freeform Orders Comedy
Freeform has given out a series order to the comedy “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” from creator, writer, and comedian Josh Thomas.

The network has ordered 10 episodes of the half hour series. Thomas also stars as Nicholas, a neurotic 25-year-old still living at home with his single dad and two teenage half-sisters, one of which has autism. He is not particularly helpful in raising his siblings, but when their dad becomes terminally ill, the girls have to cope with not only a devastating loss but also the realization that Nicholas is the one who will have to hold it all together.
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Selena Bio-Series Greenlit at Netflix

Selena Bio-Series Greenlit at Netflix
The life of Latin singer Selena will provide fodder for an upcoming Netflix bio-series, the streaming video service announced Tuesday.

"Selena: The Series" will consist of two parts, per the show’s official Netflix page. The site also seems to indicate that the project might focus on a specific period in the artist’s life : “As Mexican-American Tejano singer Selena comes of age, she must make tough choices to hold on to family, true love and music.”

Selena, whose full name was Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, rose to stardom as one of the best-selling Latin artists of the 1990s. She won
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Golden Globes 2019: Top TV Categories Broken Down With Projected Winners

Big name nominees dominate an increasingly competitive small screen landscape, and Variety analyzes what to expect when winners’ names are read at the Golden Globes Jan. 6.

Drama Series

In complete contrast to last year, all but one of the nominees in this category are newcomers. Up for its sixth and final season, FX’s Soviet spy series “The Americans” is the only veteran in the race. It is joined by Netflix’s political thriller “Bodyguard,” Amazon’s psychological thriller “Homecoming,” BBC America’s cat-and-mouse drama “Killing Eve” and FX’s ballroom culture period piece “Pose.” While waiting to nominate “The Americans
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How the HFPA Played It Safe With 2019 Golden Globe Nominees (Column)

How the HFPA Played It Safe With 2019 Golden Globe Nominees (Column)
At a time of unprecedented richness and depth across TV programming, an awards show already known for its brazen willingness to follow its own instincts could have gone just about anywhere. But the biggest surprise of the Golden Globes’ nominations for television may have been just how safe they were.

To wit: A broadcast that often unsentimentally dumps its previous year’s winners — and that’s perpetually loath to follow the Emmys’ lead — nominated “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and its star Rachel Brosnahan again. A voting body for whom novelty is the coin of the realm gave out nominations to
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Young and the Restless Spoilers: Cane Has Choices to Make

The Young and the Restless fans were all surprised to see Reed show up, but no one was more surprised than his mother. She’s been trying to shield him and keep him from the things that are bothering her, and she’s now feeling as if she failed that. She couldn’t just keep the news of his father’s death – murder, really – away from him, but she didn’t expect him to come home. Now she has even more to worry about than she did in the past considering he wants answers. He wants to know what happened to his father,

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Cane Has Choices to Make
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Joel McHale Cast as Starman in DC Universe’s ‘Stargirl’ (Exclusive)

Joel McHale Cast as Starman in DC Universe’s ‘Stargirl’ (Exclusive)
Joel McHale has been cast as Sylvester Pemberton aka Starman on the upcoming DC Universe series “Stargirl,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The role is being described as “Golden Age Starman” and will be a recurring one for McHale.

A courageous and confident superhero, Starman is a member of the Justice Society of America. He wields a mysterious anti-gravity weapon called the cosmic staff and has a longtime sidekick named Stripesy, who is better known as Courtney Whitmore’s stepfather, Pat Dugan.

McHale is an accomplished actor, standup comedian and author. His prior scripted television credits include “Community,” “The Great Indoors” and “The X-Files” revival,
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Golden Globes: Amy Adams, Regina King Lead List of Crossover Nominees

Golden Globes: Amy Adams, Regina King Lead List of Crossover Nominees
In the age of peak TV, actors, writers, directors and producers, and subsequently their managers and agents, are open for business in any medium, and that new attitude shows in awards nominations, especially when it comes to the Golden Globe acting fields.

Amy Adams and Regina King scored nominations in both film and TV categories for the 2019 awards, while many actors who normally work in film are now being feted for their TV roles.

The Golden Globes voters are proving to be platform-agnostic now, a relatively new trend that seems to have begun in earnest in 2014 when small-screen stars such as Idris Elba,
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2019 Predictions: What’s in Store for Film, TV and Music Next Year?

2019 Predictions: What’s in Store for Film, TV and Music Next Year?
It would be hard to top the drama of 2018. From media mega-mergers to the rise of Time’s Up, it was a year that had more than its fair share of twists and turns. Leslie Moonves resigned in disgrace, At&T snapped up Time Warner, Disney inched closer to subsuming Fox and “Black Panther” shattered box office records and became a rallying cry for inclusion. Given all that change, 2019 has some big shoes to fill. Our newsroom of Nostradamuses thinks the next 12 months will more than meet the challenge. Here are 10 stories we could be busy chasing just as soon as the new year dawns.
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‘Kominsky Method,’ ‘Barry,’ ‘The Americans,’ ‘Atlanta’ Crash SAG Awards’ TV Party

‘Kominsky Method,’ ‘Barry,’ ‘The Americans,’ ‘Atlanta’ Crash SAG Awards’ TV Party
“Barry” and “The Kominsky Method” went all the way on their first SAG Awards ballot while “The Americans” joined the party at long last for its final season.

SAG Awards voters cemented Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method” as a kudos season contender with comedy actor noms for stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, and a comedy ensemble nod. The series, created by comedy superproducer Chuck Lorre, revolves around an aging acting teacher, Sandy Kominsky (Douglas), and his friendship with his agent Norman (Arkin).

“Kominsky Method” and HBO’s “Barry” were the only freshman shows nominated in the comedy or drama ensemble category.
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Sony Pictures Casting Executive Tamara Hunter Moves to Apple

Tamara Hunter, the vice president of casting at Sony Pictures Entertainment, is departing the studio to become the head of casting at Apple.

In her new role, she will report to the co-heads of Apple’s original programming efforts, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, who are themselves the former co-presidents of Sony Pictures Television.

Hunter joined Sony in 2016. In her time there, she oversaw feature films and animation casting for Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Animation. Among her projects were his like “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “The Equalizer 2,” “Hotel Transylvania,” and “Venom,” as
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The Good Place Gang Finally Sets Foot in… the Good Place — 2019 First Look

When The Good Place returns with new episodes in January, we’ll get our first peek at the actual Good Place… and is it just us, or are things looking awfully dusty around here?

In TVLine’s exclusive first look at the Jan. 10 winter premiere (NBC, 9:30/8:30c), Michael, Chidi and Eleanor have reached the honest-to-goodness Good Place, and are ready to find out why not a single human soul has been admitted there in more than five centuries. And judging by all the unanswered mail and unsorted files lying around, we can kind of guess why: It looks
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The Best Uses of Brantley Gilbert Songs in Movies or TV

Country music certainly seems to be changing and evolving in a way that’s far different from what a lot of us might be used to from the old days but it’s gained a very updated sound and feel that the old-timers might not like but can at least admit relates to the current era. Brantley Gilbert is right there in the mix when it comes to changing things up since his music is undeniably country but still has the hard, pounding hit of rock to it when it comes to certain songs and the softer, lulling feel of country when

The Best Uses of Brantley Gilbert Songs in Movies or TV
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SAG Award Nominations: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

SAG Award Nominations: Biggest Snubs and Surprises
At the SAG Awards nominations Wednesday morning, “A Star Is Born” led the film pack with four nods and while that wasn’t a surprise, there were plenty of snubs and surprises that caught us off guard.

On the television side, a plethora of co-stars are competing against each other, as both male and female actors who would submit in the lead category for Emmys and Globes have been nominated against performers who would submit in the supporting category at those other awards. Since SAG combines, fewer series are seeing their titles on the ballot, as space has been dominated
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Ratings: Arrowverse Crossover Hits Audience High With Tuesday Finale

Ratings: Arrowverse Crossover Hits Audience High With Tuesday Finale
The Arrowverse’s “Elseworlds” finale on Tuesday night drew 2.13 million total viewers and a 0.7 rating, marking the largest audience for the three-night crossover event while matching Part 2’s own fast nationals in the demo. (Monday’s Arrow wound up adjusting to a 0.8 in finals.)

Part 3, which was technically a Supergirl episode, was up in audience while steady in the demo versus The Flash‘s week-ago airing in the time slot. Versus “Crisis on Earth-x” Part 3 (not a finale), it was down 24 and 30 percent. TVLine readers gave the finale, like Parts 1 and 2, an average grade of “A-.”

Leading out of “Elseworlds,
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