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Meghan Trainor Named Final Judge on Fox's 'The Four'

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Meghan Trainor Named Final Judge on Fox's 'The Four'
Meghan Trainor will fill the remaining seat on Fox's new singing competition "The Four" ... TMZ has learned. Production sources say Fox execs were noodling on 3 female candidates for the final spot -- Trainor, Fergie and BeBe Rexha. She'll be joined by some superstar talent on the panel ... DJ Khaled, Diddy and music honcho Charlie Walk. The show -- which has an emphasis on hip-hop -- features 4 contestants who will face challengers throughout the course of
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'Transparent' Mulls Future Without Jeffrey Tambor Amid Harassment Claims

'Transparent' Mulls Future Without Jeffrey Tambor Amid Harassment Claims
Transparent is assessing its options in wake of sexual harassment allegations being leveled against the show's star Jeffrey Tambor

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that creator Jill Soloway and the writers are fighting to save the show from cancellation after a second allegation, from Transparent co-star Trace Lysette, was made public. Amazon Studios had begun an internal investigation into Tambor after his former assistant, transgender actress Van Barnes, accused the Emmy-winning actor of behaving in a sexually inappropriate manner. 

Lysette, in an interview with THR, alleged that Tambor sexually harassed her on multiple occasions, claiming he "got...
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‘OITNB’ Creator Jenji Kohan Inks Multiyear Deal With Netflix

‘OITNB’ Creator Jenji Kohan Inks Multiyear Deal With Netflix
Netflix has signed “Orange Is the New Black” creator Jenji Kohan to an exclusive multiyear deal. Under the terms of the pact, the “Glow” executive producer will produce new original series and other projects for the streaming giant. “Bold, outspoken and totally fearless, Jenji has constantly raised the bar for storytelling at Netflix,” said Cindy Holland, vice president of Original Content at Netflix. “She possesses a rare and special talent to say what’s unspoken, choose the unexpected over the safe and drive the cultural conversation — and audiences love her for it. She has been with us from the beginning.
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Dave Chappelle’s New Netflix Special “Equanimity” Gets a Premiere Date

Dave Chappelle’s New Netflix Special “Equanimity” Gets a Premiere Date
Back in March, Dave Chapelle made his return to television (or at least, streaming television) after 10 years with two Netflix stand-up specials. Both "The Age of Spin" and "Deep in the Heart of Texas" premiered on the same day, giving fans two different shades of his comedy. But the current events humor of "Spin" alongside the more personal stories of "Texas" combined into a worthy comeback for the comedian, which Evan Valentine reviewed last year saying: "Dave Chappelle is back, rising like a phoenix from the ashes of his self imposed exile, with plenty of insight to share." …
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‘Nashville’ to End After Season 6 on CMT

‘Nashville’ to End After Season 6 on CMT
The music is finally going silent for “Nashville.”

The CMT drama’s upcoming 16-episode sixth season will be its final run, the network announced Friday.

Season 6 will be split into two parts, with the first half premiering Jan. 4. The series finale for the project from producers Lionsgate and Opry Entertainment will air in the summer of 2018, although an exact air date has not yet been set. [p[ The Callie Khouri-created show released a trailer today providing the first look at Season 6, which can be seen above.
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Jeffrey Tambor Accused of Sexual Harassment by ‘Transparent’ Actress Trace Lysette

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Jeffrey Tambor Accused of Sexual Harassment by ‘Transparent’ Actress Trace Lysette
Another woman has come forward with accusations of sexual harassment against “Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor.

Trace Lysette, a trans actress who has had a recurring role on the Amazon series, issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday accusing Tambor of having made “many sexual advances and comments at me, but one time it got physical.”

In the statement, Lysette detailed an encounter she had with Tambor while filming a Season 2 episode of the show, saying that Tambor thrusted himself against her on set after sexualizing her with an “over the top comment.”
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‘Stripes’ TV Adaptation in Development at CBS

‘Stripes’ TV Adaptation in Development at CBS
CBS is developing a new series based on the comedy movie Stripes.

Inspired by the 1981 film starring Bill Murray, the single camera comedy will follow a perennial rebellious outsider who ultimately finds his purpose in life when he joins the U.S. military and must unite a group of ragtag eccentrics. The original film, directed by Ivan Reitman, grossed over $85 million during its run.

The television reboot will be written by Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, and Zach Cregger, who are known for their sketch comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U’Know. They later turned the troupe into a TV series...
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Veep: Season Seven; Production Delayed on HBO Series

Veep: Season Seven; Production Delayed on HBO Series
Veep is taking a break. TVLine reports the HBO series' seventh season is delaying production because of Julia Louis-Dreyfus' cancer treatment. On the comedy, the Emmy-winning Louis-Dreyfus plays former vice president and president Selina Meyer. The cast also includes Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Matt Walsh, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, and Sam Richardson.
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George Clooney to Star in 'Catch-22' Adaptation From Paramount TV (Exclusive)

George Clooney to Star in 'Catch-22' Adaptation From Paramount TV (Exclusive)
George Clooney is returning to the small screen.

The Oscar winner and Emmy nominee for his time on ER is set to star and direct a limited series based on the seminal Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.

The six-episode series, produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, does not yet have a network. The package — co-written by Luke Davies (Lion) and David Michod (War Machine) will be shopped in December. With a proven star in Clooney, it's expected to land a sizable fee at a deep-pocketed outlet.

Catch-22— originally adapted into a feature film in 1970 from Paramount Pictures and...
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Here’s What You Can Stream With Your Amazon Prime Membership in December

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Here’s What You Can Stream With Your Amazon Prime Membership in December
Near, far, wherever you are you can get the following titles via your Amazon Prime membership next month.

Catch the ultimate love story “Titanic” on Dec. 1, along with other classics like “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Moonstruck” and all the “Rocky” movies. Later in the month, you can stream “Stronger,” available on Amazon Video Dec. 5; “It Comes at Night,” which is available Dec. 9; and “Nightcrawler” on Dec. 10.

You can continue to stream Thursday Night Football with the Saints vs. Falcons game on the 7th, Broncos vs Colts on the 14th and Steelers vs Texans on Christmas Day.
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Julianne Hough to Star in Music Comedy for Fox

Julianne Hough to Star in Music Comedy for Fox
Fox is looking to get into the musical comedy space.

The network has handed out a sizable put-pilot commitment to single-camera comedy One Hit Wendy starring Julianne Hough and produced by Grammy and Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Diane Warren.

Dancing With the Stars alum Hough will make her scripted TV regular debut in the comedy in which she plays Wendy, a one-hit wonder who peaked at 18 who now tries to guide her talented niece, Jordan, through the music industry and keep her from making the same mistakes she did.

Lesley Wake Webster (Life in Pieces, Go On, New...
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‘Mad Men’ Producer Calls Matthew Weiner ‘Emotional Terrorist’ After Harassment Accusation

‘Mad Men’ Producer Calls Matthew Weiner ‘Emotional Terrorist’ After Harassment Accusation
Former “Mad Men” senior consultant and producer Marti Noxon is not pulling punches when it comes to backing Kater Gordon, who has accused Matthew Weiner of sexual harassment. On Friday, Noxon took to Twitter to describe the Emmy-winning show creator as an “emotional terrorist, who will badger, seduce and even tantrum in an attempt to get his needs me.” The writer-producer added, “everyone at ‘Mad Men,’ regardless of gender or position, was affected by this atmosphere.” Also a former exec producer of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Noxon unleashed her opinion of Weiner and his behavior on the public — and it.
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Report: Transparent Poised to Kill off Jeffrey Tambor's Maura in Season 5

Report: Transparent Poised to Kill off Jeffrey Tambor's Maura in Season 5
A Jeffrey Tambor-less Transparent may actually happen.

In the wake of sexual harassment allegations recently levied against the Amazon series’ star, creator Jill Soloway is reportedly asking the streaming video service for enough time to write Tambor’s character Maura out of the dramedy in the upcoming fifth season, per The Hollywood Reporter. One exit option Soloway is reportedly considering? Maura’s death.

RelatedThe Royals Creator Mark Schwahn Suspended as Star Alexandra Park Backs Up Sexual Harassment Claims

On Thursday, Tambor was accused of sexual harassment by his Transparent co-star Trace Lysette, who says that, in addition to
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Kat Dennings to Star in Hulu's Dollface

Kat Dennings to Star in Hulu's Dollface
Kat Dennings is hopping from CBS to streaming for her next TV series.

The 2 Broke Girls veteran will star in Dollface, a new pilot headed to Hulu, our sister site Deadline is reporting. She’ll play a young woman who’s fresh off a breakup and looks to rekindle the female friendships she’s left behind.

Related2 Broke Girls‘ Lost Season 7 Casting Surprise: Cher as Max’s Mia Mother

Stephanie Laing (Veep, Vice Principals) will direct the pilot. Margot Robbie is onboard as a producer as well, along with her I, Tonya producers Brett Hedblom, Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan.
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HBO’s ‘Deadwood’ Revival Film Planning Fall 2018 Production Start

Deadwood could be seeing a revival since a script has been written and by 2018 production should be starting. That’s not too far off really when you think about it considering that we’re now rounding halfway through November of 2017. HBO is planning on bringing back a fan favorite and a popular western show that managed to gain an impressive fan base during it’s time on the network. The show garnered huge support throughout its run and was heavily lamented when it wasn’t picked up for another season, but fans are going to be in luck as the HBO movie

HBO’s ‘Deadwood’ Revival Film Planning Fall 2018 Production Start
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Trump’s FCC May Turn Local TV News Right-Wing: What To Know About the Sinclair-Tribune Merger

Trump’s FCC May Turn Local TV News Right-Wing: What To Know About the Sinclair-Tribune Merger
As millions of Americans gather next week for Thanksgiving, they’re also bracing for the inevitable breakdown into shouting points some relatives picked up from cable news. And it may be about to get even worse.

What Fox News has done to help slant cable news to the right, Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group is now poised to do to the nation’s local broadcast news, turning it all into a hotbed of national partisanship.

In order to complete its nationwide takeover of the local news, via a $3.9 billion plan to merge with Tribune Media, Sinclair first needs permission from the Federal Communications Commission — which it is almost certainly going to get.

What exactly is Sinclair, and what is it doing?

Every large and medium American city, and most of the small ones, has a bunch of local TV stations. They’re usually network affiliates — channels that bring your local news
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‘Suits’ Spinoff: Simon Kassianides Joins Potential Gina Torres-Toplined Offshoot

Exclusive: Simon Kassianides has been cast opposite Gina Torres, Rebecca Rittenhouse and Morgan Spector in USA Network's proposed Suits spinoff. British actor Kassianides will guest star in the Season 7 Suits finale, which will serve as a backdoor pilot for a possible spinoff. He is expected to be a series regular should the project goes to series. The potential Suits offshoot, which stems from an idea by Torres, is centered on her Suits character, the powerhouse lawyer…
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Good Doctor, Roseanne, Chicago Fire, Supernatural, Walking Dead, The Flash and More

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I’m loving The Good Doctor. Given that it is a David Shore show, is there any chance any House characters might at some point pop in for a cameo? —Matt

Ausiello: I doubt we’ll see any characters from House, since Universal owns those, but I would not be surprised at all if an actor from the original show were to check in at some point. (Robert Sean Leonard would fit in nicely at San Jose St.
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Fox And Viacom Lead Media Stock Rally Sparked By Merger Speculation

On a day when the Dow 30, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq all posted modest declines, media stocks staged a rally fueled by a flurry of merger speculation, with Viacom and Fox seeing the biggest gains. Viacom, a day removed from reporting mixed quarterly earnings and suffering further blows to its share price, had its stock shoot up more than 10% to finish at $26.15. Fox, whose entertainment assets have been the subject of interest from Disney, Comcast and reportedly also Sony and…
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Kat Dennings To Star In Hulu Pilot ‘Dollface;’ ‘I, Tonya’s Margot Robbie, Bryan Unkeless Producing

Exclusive: Kat Dennings has found her next series vehicle after 2 Broke Girls. She is set to star in Dollface for Hulu. She plays a young woman who, after being dumped by her long-time boyfriend, must metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind. Jordan Weiss is the writer, creator and executive producer. Veep‘s Stephanie Laing will direct the pilot and be a producer. 2 Broke Girls ended last May after six seasons, and…
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