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HBO's Watchmen Is Poised to Be a Giant Hit, but That Doesn't Mean Season 2 Is Coming

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HBO's Watchmen Is Poised to Be a Giant Hit, but That Doesn't Mean Season 2 Is Coming
HBO's adaptation of Watchmen isn't the first time the dark, meta-critical take on the superhero genre has been adapted for the screen, but it's definitely the buzziest version. The "remixed" version of the famous graphic novel, which debuts on Sunday, Oct. 20, is not a direct adaptation but rather a new story that takes place in the same universe. Will there be a second season, though? Right now, it's not looking likely.

During New York Comic Con, executive producer Damon Lindelof repeatedly stressed that Watchmen, as it stands now, is designed to be self-contained and not leave any loose ends at the end of season one.

"We designed these nine episodes to be as self-contained as the original 12 issues [of the comics]. We wanted to feel like there was a sense of completeness, to resolve the essential mystery at hand. Obviously, there is a potential promise for the further exploration of the world
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Everything You Need to Know About the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Upcoming TV Shows

Everything You Need to Know About the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Upcoming TV Shows
The Avengers might have beaten Thanos, but that hasn’t put a stop to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The world’s largest film franchise has already announced a slew of Phase 4 projects, but television fans will also be getting their superhero fill on the small screen, too.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is no stranger to television shows, and although the Disney-Netflix partnership that delivered hits such as “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones” has ended, there are a multitude of other television shows in the franchise that will be popping up in the next few years.

Here’s a rundown on all the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero action that will be making its way to television in the near future:

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Kirsten Dunst and ‘On Becoming a God in Central Florida’ Director Break Down Finale’s Most Poignant Scene

Kirsten Dunst and ‘On Becoming a God in Central Florida’ Director Break Down Finale’s Most Poignant Scene
[Editor’s Note: This story contains spoilers for the season finale of “On Becoming a God in Central Florida,” titled “Go Getters Gonna Go Getcha.”]

The hands down best scene of Showtime’s exceptionally good, wild ride of a series “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” arrives at the season’s end. As it turns out, it was also the last scene that director Charlie McDowell shot with stars Kirsten Dunst and Théodore Pellerin.

In the Sunday night finale, Krystal (Dunst) — the streetwise Orlando water-park employee who takes command of the cult-like pyramid scheme that drove her husband to his death — is, as she puts it, “fucking done.” By now, Krystal has confronted the insidious, true nature of Fam, which hasn’t been paying off for her or for her co-conspirator Cody (Pellerin), who’s been working as a security detail for the Garbeaus.

In the climactic scene of “Go Getters Gonna Go Getcha,” Krystal and Cody share a come-to-Jesus moment in an empty bathtub,
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Busy Philipps Reacts to Busy Tonight's Surprise 'Revival' in The Affair

Busy Philipps Reacts to Busy Tonight's Surprise 'Revival' in The Affair
Five months after its cancellation, Busy Philipps‘ eponymous E! talk show was brought back to life in pretty much the last place you would expect: An episode of The Affair.

Busy Tonight‘s unlikely “revival” occurred in Sunday’s antepenultimate episode of the Showtime series when, during the drama’s storyline set in 2022, fictional publicist Eden Ellery (played by Brooke Lyons) is interviewed by “personal friend” Philipps about allegations of sexual misconduct she made against Noah Solloway (played by series star Dominic West).

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The Affair Recap: The Accusations Against Noah Spread Like Wildfire

The Affair Recap: The Accusations Against Noah Spread Like Wildfire
This week on The Affair, Helen and Whitney must decide where their allegiances lie after the #MeToo allegations against Noah go wide.

After Helen gets off the phone with Petra, Noah assures her that the Vanity Fair article is not “some sort of #MeToo thing,” despite the fact that it very much is a #MeToo thing. The story breaks the following morning, and everyone’s lives implode. Six women, three of whom wish to remain anonymous, have come forward to describe a pattern of behavior ranging from inappropriate comments to unwanted advances and emotional distress. In the immediate aftermath, Noah
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Walking Dead Recap: A Scream Within a Dream — Plus, [Spoiler] Returns… Sorta

Walking Dead Recap: A Scream Within a Dream — Plus, [Spoiler] Returns… Sorta
We fans of The Walking Dead like to think that nothing can trip up beloved badass Carol. But in Sunday’s “Ghosts,” her grief, combined with a newfound fondness for caffeine pills and a desperate need to serve Alpha her just desserts, led the heroine to stumble — so much so that, by the end of the hour, her friends were beginning to question whether she was seeing things. And she wasn’t the only one of our survivors who had a rough week. Read on, and we’ll review all of their hardships and heartaches.

‘Peanut Butter, Meet Jelly’ | As “Ghosts” began,
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The Walking Dead Sent Carol Down a Dark Path

"Ghosts," the third episode of The Walking Dead's tenth season, was as well-balanced an episode of the show as you'll ever see. It divided its time between several characters, and gave them all compelling stuff to do that moved their stories along, especially Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), who finally

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These Are All the Comics Easter Eggs in HBO's Watchmen

HBO's Watchmen is not exactly an adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' classic graphic novel. It's a new story set in the same world where all the events of the comic happened. Using the graphic novel as a canonical text gives executive producer Damon Lindelof the opportunity to pack the show

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HBO's Watchmen Premiere: Grade It

HBO's Watchmen Premiere: Grade It
It’s rainin’ squid, hallelujah, it’s rainin’ squid!

Whether you’re a die-hard Watchmen fan or you’ve never even heard of Rorschach & Co., there’s a good chance you weren’t quite sure what was going on in Sunday’s premiere of HBO’s adaptation of the DC Comics tale. And that made for a fun — if head-scratching (yeah, there really was a squid shower) — ride, courtesy of showrunner Damon Lindelof (The Leftovers).

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‘Watchmen’ Review: Decoding Damon Lindelof’s Masterful Premiere, Including That Shocking Final Shot

‘Watchmen’ Review: Decoding Damon Lindelof’s Masterful Premiere, Including That Shocking Final Shot
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Watchmen” Episode 1, “It’s Summer, and We’re Running Out of Ice.]

Like a herd of cattle stampeding through a Tulsa ranch, the “Watchmen” premiere comes at you fast. Easily Damon Lindelof’s most tightly packed episode since “The Leftovers” Season 3 debut, “The Book of Kevin,” “It’s Summer, and We’re Running Out of Ice” builds a vivid new world on the foundation laid by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ graphic novel — and then it digs a new basement to boot. By opening with the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Lindelof establishes a new (and true) starting point for his story, as well as a stark framing that sets the stage for the series’ central conflict: the white supremacists in the Seventh Kavalry and a police force led by a black detective, Angela Abar (Regina King).

In between, there are easter eggs galore for fans of the original comic book, more
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‘Watchmen’ Director Breaks Down Creating a Squid Storm, Hero Moments for Regina King

‘Watchmen’ Director Breaks Down Creating a Squid Storm, Hero Moments for Regina King
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched the series premiere of “Watchmen,” which aired Oct. 20 on HBO.

The protagonist of “Watchmen” is leading a double life. By day, she goes by Angela (Regina King) and is a bakery owner, daughter, wife and mother who is first introduced to the audience while visiting her son’s class. By night, or whenever the situation calls for it, though, she is Sister Night, a masked defender of society and those within it’s rights. Both sides to her offer her different ways to be a hero, albeit a complicated one.
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‘The Walking Dead’ Review: ‘Ghosts’ Kicks Season 10 Down A Notch

‘The Walking Dead’ Review: ‘Ghosts’ Kicks Season 10 Down A Notch
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Walking Dead” Season 10, Episode 3, “Ghosts.”]

If you were hoping “The Walking Dead” would start revving the old storytelling engines after the table setting of this season’s first two episodes, I’m afraid you’ll have to keep waiting. There is some incremental progress made in the Whisperer storyline during “Ghosts”, but otherwise it’s a bunch of uninspired or redundant character work. No one would ever accuse “The Walking Dead” of being a fast-paced series, but I held some hope that after Season 9’s eventful run, Season 10 would shake things up a bit more. But if this year’s first three episodes are any indication, Season 9’s pacing was an aberration; we’re back to slowed-down business as usual. And sadly, “Ghosts” is the weakest episode of Season 10 so far.

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Supergirl Star on That Surprise Guest, What's Next for Alex and Kelly

Kelly Olsen found herself a little too close to the action on Sunday’s Supergirl, forcing her to make a difficult (but necessary) decision to ensure everyone’s safety.

Disguised as an old friend (played by special guest star Sean Astin!), Malefic tricked Kelly into helping him access his latent mind-control powers, inadvertently linking his brain to hers. As a precaution, James agreed to take Kelly out of town until J’onn’s loose-cannon brother is apprehended.

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Batwoman Recap: 'I Am Not Batman — But Maybe I'm Better'

This Sunday on The CW, Batwoman had her coming out party — but what exactly pushed Kate to officially introduce Gotham to (as Vesper Fairchild put it) the “curvier, sexier” Batman?

What was by far the best of the freshman series’ nascent season had several different elements going on, each quite entertaining in its own right. For example, Sophie was assigned as Mary’s bodyguard, which led to all kinds of eyerolls from the social media maven by day/secret clinic boss by night. It also set the stage for Sophie to finally appear as conflicted about the years-ago split as Kate has been,
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The Flash Season 6: Meet Nash Wells, 'A Man of Adventure'... With a Secret

The Flash Season 6: Meet Nash Wells, 'A Man of Adventure'... With a Secret
This Tuesday on The Flash (The CW, 8/7c), three weeks into Season 6, viewers will be introduced to Tom Cavanagh’s latest character when Harrison “Nash” Wells pretty literally swings into action.

“He’s my favorite since Harrison Wells, the Reverse-Flash of Season 1, because he’s cool. He’s suave…. This is a man of adventure,” says showrunner Eric Wallace. “This is a man who can kind of get in a fight and hold his own, and we haven’t seen a Wells like that.”

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Legacies' New Headmaster Speaks: What Does He Have Planned for Josie?

Legacies' New Headmaster Speaks: What Does He Have Planned for Josie?
Alexis Denisof (Angel) made his long-awaited debut as Headmaster Vardemus on this week’s Legacies, and while we won’t deny the sorcerer’s ability to rally a crowd, we’re not ready to trust him just yet.

Our suspicions about the Salvatore School’s shady new leader intensified in the final moments of Thursday’s episode when he invited Josie to participate in a brand-new curriculum designed for advanced students — a reward after catching her giving one of her classmates a magical bloody nose.

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The Resident Ep on How That Episode 4 Dream Will Affect Mina and Aj

Thus far, The Resident‘s Mina and Aj haven’t acted on their mutual romantic feelings for one another — but Mina’s subconscious had something to say about that.

On the Fox drama’s Oct. 15 episode, the Chastain Park doctors got stranded in a creepy rural town after Aj’s car broke down en route to a medical conference. The pair was forced to stay the night while the vehicle was repaired, and Mina had an intense dream that evening in which she and Aj finally kissed.

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Emilia Clarke on ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Backlash: ‘We Would Never Have Made Everyone Happy’

Emilia Clarke on ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Backlash: ‘We Would Never Have Made Everyone Happy’
The bad taste that the “Game of Thrones” finale left back in May continues to linger — to the point where even George R.R. Martin has sought to shake it off. In a recent conversation with The Daily Telegraph, Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen on the HBO series, talked about life after Westeros and that final episode that has ticked so many viewers off.

“I was too busy focusing on my own reactions to really pay too much attention, if any at all,” she said. “The only thing I felt truthfully sad about was that [executive producers] David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] are my really good friends, and so it’s for them that I feel heartbreak, because it’s theirs.”

Clarke, who stars in Paul Feig’s upcoming holiday-themed film “Last Christmas” opposite “Crazy Rich Asians” and “A Simple Favor” heartthrob Henry Golding, added, “Everyone is going to have their own opinion and
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Mina Kimes Helps ESPN Kick Off ‘Daily’ Podcast

Mina Kimes is preparing to take ESPN into a new frontier.

The sports-media giant has launched a “SportsCenter” for Snapchat and tested baseball telecasts for kids. Now it’s hoping to set up shop in another media venue. Starting tomorrow, the Disney-backed company launches “ESPN Daily,” a weekday morning podcast that aims to tap its vast array of reporters and analysts. Kimes, who will host the program, has already been working on stories.

“We will certainly be engaging with the news and the sports calendar, but we also want to find stories that aren’t the obvious ones, the
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Tom Brady Isn't Happy About that Living With Yourself Cameo Backlash

Tom Brady's cameo in Netflix's new dramedy series Living With Yourself has a lot of people talking -- and not just because it's so rare to see the star quarterback step into frame for scripted projects like this. Instead, it's how much art seems to be imitating a real life story here that's gotten

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