Netflix Orders ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Limited Series From Scott Frank; Anya Taylor-Joy To Star

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Netflix has ordered six episodes of The Queen’s Gambit, a limited series based on Walter Tevis’ novel from two-time Oscar nominee Scott Frank (Godless, Logan), with Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, Glass, The Witch) set to star.
Co-written by Frank, who a…

‘You Vs. Wild’: Netflix Sets Interactive Bear Grylls Expedition Series

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Netflix has set a new Bear Grylls adventure for next month. The streamer said today that You vs. Wild, an eight-episode interactive family series fronted by the survival expert and TV veteran, will premiere April 10.
Each episode features an interactiv…

NBC Sets Summer Competition Series ‘Songland’ & ‘Bring The Funny’

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NBC has greenlighted a pair of entertainment-competition series for the summer: the songwriter-focused Songland and stand-up comedy show Bring the Funny.
Set to premiere at 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, after the season premiere of America’s Got Talen…

NBC Orders Jimmy Fallon’s ‘That’s My Jam’ Music & Variety Game Show Inspired By ‘Tonight Show’ Segments

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NBC has given a 10-episode series order to That’s My Jam, an unscripted music and variety game show inspired by Jimmy Fallon’s viral hit Tonight Show segments “Wheel of Musical Impressions.”
Fallon will executive produce the hou…

‘Will Smith’s Bucket List’ Series Set At Facebook Watch – Check Out The Trailer

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Will Smith wants you to follow along as he checks items off his lifetime to-do list. The veteran actor has teamed with Facebook Watch for a six-episode series called Will Smith’s Bucket List, in which he skydives, swims with sharks, drives a race…

Netflix Orders ‘Firefly Lane’ Drama Series From Maggie Friedman Based On Book

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Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of Firefly Lane, a drama series based on the bestselling novel by Kristin Hannah, from Maggie Friedman (No Tomorrow).
Written and executive produced by Friedman, who also serves as showrunner, Firefly Lane centers on Kat…

Netflix Orders ‘Medical Police’ Comedy Series From ‘Childrens Hospital’ Team Starring Erinn Hayes & Rob Huebel

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Netflix has given a 10-episode series order to Medical Police, starring Childrens Hospital alums Erinn Hayes and Rob Huebel, from former Childrens Hospital executive producers Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern and David Wain and co-executive producer Krister…

‘War For Cybertron’: Netflix Sets Transformers Universe Origin Toon Series For 2020

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Netflix is getting set to explore the origins of the battle between Autobots and Decepticons. The streamer is teaming with Hasbro and Rooster Teeth on War for Cybertron, an original animated series from the Transformers universe that will premiere worl…

‘Brave New World’ Drama Based On Aldous Huxley Novel Moves From Syfy To USA With Series Order

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USA Network has given a straight-to-series order to Brave New World, based on the Aldous Huxley novel, from Universal Content Productions and Amblin Television. The series adaptation was written by David Wiener (Homecoming), with Grant Morrison (Happy!…

‘Crank Yankers’ Revival Series Ordered By Comedy Central — TCA

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Crank Yankers is returning to Comedy Central with a 20-episode series order from original series creators, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla and Daniel Kellison. The revival of the half-hour comedy marks Kimmel’s first project for his newly formed produ…

‘Party Of Five’ Immigration-Themed Reboot Gets Series Order At Freeform

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Freeform has picked up to series the pilot for its immigration-themed Party of Five, a reboot of the popular 1990s family drama that revolves around Mexican-American siblings. It hails from the original series’ creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman and…

FX Orders ‘Y’ Drama Series Based On Comic With Diane Lane To Star – TCA

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FX has handed a series order to Y, its long-gestating drama based on the acclaimed post-apocalyptic science fiction DC comic book series Y: The Last Man, with Diane Lane (Man of Steel) set to lead the ensemble cast. Also starring are Barry Keoghan (The…

NBC Orders ‘Bring The Funny’ Comedy Competition Series With Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen, Jeff Foxworthy & Amanda Seales

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NBC is teaming with Just For Laughs on Bring The Funny, a new comedy competition series that aims to find the next great comedic act. The network ordered 10 episodes of the series that will feature SNL‘s Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Fo…

HBO Orders ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ Starring Robin Thede From Issa Rae

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HBO has given a series order to A Black Lady Sketch Show, a half-hour sketch comedy starring and executive produced by Robin Thede (The Rundown with Robin Thede) and executive produced by Insecure‘s Issa Rae.
Created, written by and starring Thed…