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From ‘Step Brothers’ to mystery solvers: Ferrell and Reilly to play ‘Holmes & Watson’

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are joining forces again. They'll star in Sony Pictures' Holmes & Watson, a comedic spin on Sherlock Holmes tales.
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Amy Adams is an alien whisperer who tries to avert disaster in ‘Arrival’ trailer

Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for Arrival, an upcoming sci-fi flick starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker.
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HBO may unite ‘True Detective’ creator with Robert Downey Jr. for new series

Robert Downey Jr. is reportedly in talks to star in an HBO series that could be executive produced by True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto.
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The Lions will fight on after Netflix OKs second season of 'Last Chance U'

Netflix is taking another chance on its junior college football-focused Last Chance U. The docuseries has been renewed for a second season.
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Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg team with ‘Silicon Valley’ writer for FX pilot ‘Singularity’

Seth Rogen is teaming up with frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg as well as Silicon Valley writer Sonny Lee on AI comedy Singularity for FX.
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‘Nightly Show’ no more: Comedy Central axes Larry Wilmore’s ‘Daily Show’ spinoff

The last episode of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is coming soon. Comedy Central has canceled the political late-night show before the election.
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Seth Rogen’s ‘Sausage Party’ prank uses FX magic to create real-life talking food

Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a clever new promo for Sausage Party in which Seth Rogen pranks grocery store shoppers with animatronic food.
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Showtime CEO: ‘Purity’ won’t keep Daniel Craig from playing Bond if he wants to

Showtime CEO David Nevins has reassured James Bond fans that Daniel Craig's role in the series Purity wouldn't necessarily interfere with his playing 007.
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Showtime announces premiere dates of ‘Homeland’ season 6, ‘Billions’ season 2

Showtime has announced the premiere dates of Homeland season 6 and Billions season 2. Both series will return to the premium network in early 2017.
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Female-led 'Ocean's Eleven' spinoff may amp up star power with Rihanna, others

The upcoming Ocean's Eleven spinoff, Ocean's Eight, will feature a star-studded cast. Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, and others are reportedly close to singing on.
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Disney’s new billion-dollar purchase tees up stand-alone ESPN streaming service

Disney has acquired a big stake in MLB's prospective video spinoff, BAMTech, in part to create an ESPN stand-alone streaming service.
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HBO’s Bradley Cooper-produced ‘Black Flags’ explores the rise of Islamic State

Bradley Cooper and producer Todd Phillips are developing Black Flags, a miniseries based on Joby Warrick's account of the rise of the Islamic State.
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Fox looking to lock down Joel Edgerton for spy thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence

Joel Edgerton is reportedly in early talks to star alongside Jennifer Lawrence in the film adaptation of Red Sparrow, a Russian spy thriller.
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Apple’s ‘Planet of the Apps’ reality show adds Gwyneth Paltrow and

Gwyneth Paltrow and have signed on to serve as mentors and executive producers of Apple's upcoming reality series Planet of the Apps.
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‘Snowden’ director Oliver Stone will scare you into turning off your phone with new PSA

Snowden director Oliver Stone has made a PSA encouraging moviegoers to turn off their cell phones by discussing third-party spying and tracking.
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Fox’s ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ TV movie to make world premiere at Mipcom

Fox's upcoming, two-hour Rocky Horror Picture Show TV movie, starring Laverne Cox, Victoria Justice, Adam Lambert, and more, will premiere at Mipcom.
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Behind-the-scenes look at Netflix's Beatles-inspired 'Beat Bugs' shows off guest stars

A behind-the-scenes look at Netflix's Beatles-inspired kids' series, Beat Bugs, features guest stars James Corden, Jennifer Hudson, and James Bay.
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J.K. Rowling to pen more magical adventures for ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel

A 2018 sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is in the works. J.K. Rowling is penning the screenplay, and director David Yates will return.
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Marvel casts new ‘Agents of SHIELD’ character to take over a major role

Jason O'Mara has been cast in Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. The actor's character will take over as director when season 4 returns.
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Jimmy Fallon promises to ‘make the Globes Gold again’ in upcoming hosting gig

The host of the 74th Annual Golden Globes has been announced: Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show, has been tapped to do the job.
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Watch Matt Damon trick James Corden into doing dangerous ‘Jason Bourne’ stunts

Matt Damon tricks James Corden into doing dangerous Jason Bourne stunts in a painfully hilarious new sketch from from The Late Late Show.
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Steven Bochco is rebooting LA Law, may bring back original cast members

The hit 1980s and '90s legal drama L.A. Law is getting rebooted. Creator Steven Bochco says he is interested in examining how law has changed over the years.
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Starz reveals ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ season 2 premiere date, 50 Cent superhero series, more

Starz has announced the season 2 premieres of both Ash vs Evil Dead and Blunt Talk, as well as revealed upcoming series in development.
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Jonesing for more of the Joker? 'Suicide Squad' star Jared Leto shows off new photos

The Joker has only made brief appearances in Suicide Squad trailers, but Jared Leto has given us another look. The actor has revealed three new photos.
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Now streaming: Showtime’s hit political thriller ‘Homeland’ lands on Hulu

Showtime's Homeland is coming to Hulu. The company has reached a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for streaming rights.
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USA drops a short horror film from a ‘Mr. Robot’ season 2 scene

USA has released an 8-minute-plus horror movie clip after part of it was used in a scene from Mr. Robot season 2. The film features some familiar elements.
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Disney’s ‘Rocketeer’ reboot gains momentum with a black female lead

Disney plans to take its reboot of 'The Rocketeer' in a new direction with a black female lead. The film will pick up after the events of the original film.
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Pink Floyd delves into their formative years with upcoming 27-disc box set

Pink Floyd has announced the release of massive 27-disc box set called The Early Years 1965-1972. The collection includes hours of unreleased music.
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Dish to broadcast Olympic coverage in medal-worthy 4K Ultra HD

Dish subscribers with 4K Ultra HD TVs will be able to enjoy a special viewing experience with NBCUniversal's coverage of the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
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Netflix teams up with Smokey Robinson on new Motown-inspired animated series

Netflix has a Motown-inspired animated series in the works. Music legend Smokey Robinson will serve as an executive music producer.
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Netflix’s Beatles-inspired ‘Beat Bugs’ gets more guest stars, first official trailer

The first official trailer for Netflix's Beat Bugs is here, showcasing the many guest stars that will lend their voices to the Beatles-inspired series.
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New teaser for the ‘Gilmore Girls’ revival on Netflix reveals the premiere date

Netflix has revealed that the Gilmore Girls revival will premiere on November 25. The series brings back stars Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham.
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‘South Park’ creators tease possible return of polarizing character in season 20

The creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, have teased the possible return of the character Reality in season 20.
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‘Arrested Development’ season 5 in the works, may shoot in 2017

Creator Mich Hurwitz is writing Arrested Development season 5 now. If it gets a greenlight, it could begin shooting in early 2017.