Roseanne Spinoff The Conners Is Officially Happening This Fall

Roseanne Barr won’t be involved financially or creatively.

How Netflix Is Trying to Make Sure Its Shows Don’t Get Lost

Netflix execs vigorously dispute the idea shows or movies are disappearing amid the endless rows of programming.
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Inside Netflix’s TV-Swallowing, Market-Dominating Binge Factory

The streaming service is hiring everybody in Hollywood to make more shows than any network ever has, and it already knows which ones you’ll like.
  1. the industry
    Guardians of the Galaxy Star Is ‘Not OK’ With James Gunn’s Firing “He’s made mistakes. We all have.”
  2. the industry
    James Gunn Fired From Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values.”
  3. movies
    There Are 6 Thai Cave Rescue Films in Development Which will have Elon Musk?
  4. tv
    Paramount TV President Fired for Inappropriate Comments Paramount’s CEO says “multiple individuals came to us to raise concerns around comments made by Amy Powell”
  5. the industry
    Steph Curry Is Making the Next Wedding Crashers, But for Churches “Mom! The meatloaf!”
  6. tv ratings
    Who Is America? Debuts to Modest Ratings at Showtime An avalanche of free publicity didn’t do much to boost the premiere of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show.
  7. castings
    The Incomparable Sterling K. Brown and Evan Rachel Wood Reportedly Join Frozen 2 Oh, please let them build a snowman.
  8. the industry
    Joss Whedon Gets New HBO Series, and Yes, It Will Have Sci-Fi Heroines Might one even call them … badasses?
  9. backlash
    Scarlett Johansson Leaves Her Role in Rub & Tug The actress had come under fire for taking on the role of a trans man.
  10. the industry
    Willem Dafoe Hops on Disney’s Upcoming Dog-Sled Movie Togo Enjoy the softer side of Dafoe.
  11. the weinstein company
    Bob Weinstein to Step Down From the Weinstein Company Board Following the completion of TWC’s bankruptcy sale to Lantern Capital Partners.
  12. renewals
    The Ball Will Continue! FX Renews Pose for Season Two Sissy that walk.
  13. superhero movies
    Woman Will Be Allowed to Direct Marvel Movie by Herself Cate Shortland will helm the Black Widow film.
  14. the industry
    LeBron James, the Future LeBron James of Comedy, in Talks to Star in Comedy It’s no Space Jam 2, but it will absolutely do.
  15. casting couch
    Keri Russell Hoofs It Over to Guillermo del Toro–Produced Thriller Antlers It doesn’t sound like she’ll be making love to a humanoid deer-man, but we’re left to wonder.
  16. the industry
    Anya Taylor-Joy Cast in Francesca Lia Block’s Weetzie Bat Movie Your 12-year-old self has been waiting.
  17. summer of scam
    A Hollywood Scammer Is Busy Impersonating Kathleen Kennedy, Amy Pascal The summer of scam continues!
  18. the industry
    Reese Witherspoon Is Getting Her Very Own Interview Show Shine On With Reese will be on her Hello Sunshine VOD channel.
  19. casting couch
    Michael K. Williams, John Leguizamo Join Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five Show While Vera Farmiga is set to portray Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Lederer.
  20. the industry
    Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer Defending Her New Film From ‘Sadistic’ Criticism “There has to be sexuality in the power play of a thriller.”
  21. the industry
    First a Fox Pilot, Romantic Musical Drama Mixtape Now Heads to Netflix From the mind that brought you Smash!
  22. the industry
    Scarlett Johansson Joins Massage-Parlor Mob Drama Rub & Tug Don’t let that title fool you. It’s not a buddy comedy.
  23. #metoo
    Former Pixar Employee Details John Lasseter’s History of ‘Vulgar’ Behavior “Lasseter didn’t need an intimate setting to make female employees uncomfortable.”
  24. casting couch
    Jim Carrey Gears Up to Play Sonic the Hedgehog Villain Dr. Robotnik Tapping into that deep well of hedgehog hatred all actors possess.
  25. the industry
    Jordan Peele’s New Sci-Fi Show Weird City Is Headed to YouTube The anthology series will debut sometime in 2019.
  26. pilot orders
    HBO Orders a Pilot for Danny McBride’s The Righteous Gemstones John Goodman will star alongside McBride.
  27. book adaptations
    Midnight’s Children Being Adapted As a Series for Netflix The critically acclaimed novel came out in 1981.
  28. dare to dream
    Halo Is Becoming a Showtime Series (No, Really This Time!) The network has ordered ten episodes for its adaptation of the massively successful game.
  29. tv ratings
    What Westworld’s Ratings Slump Means for HBO There’s no reason to panic, even though season two had an unmistakably smaller audience.
  30. the industry
    Sean Spicer Wants to Be a Talk-Show Host Now Would you watch Sean Spicer’s Common Ground?
  31. the industry
    Kirsten Dunst Dark Comedy Where She Plays a Scammer Moves From AMC to YouTube On Becoming God in Central Florida has been in development for more than a year.
  32. the streaming wars
    In This Sick Sad World, at Least Daria Is Coming to Hulu It’s what we need.
  33. marvel
    Silk, Marvel’s Korean-American Spider-Man Heroine, Might Get Her Own Movie The one upside to all these teens getting bit by radioactive spiders.
  34. the industry
    Netflix PR Chief Fired After Saying the N-word in a Meeting He was with the company for six years.
  35. sitcoms
    Roseanne Spinoff The Conners Is Officially Happening This Fall Roseanne Barr won’t be involved financially or creatively.
  36. the moviepass wars
    MoviePass to Implement Surge Pricing for Popular Films, So That Was Fun “High demand” rates will arrive in July.
  37. sharp objects
    Amy Adams Stood Up for Her Stand-in on the Sharp Objects Set “I went into producer [mode] and I was like, ‘You will not handle her like that.’”
  38. the industry
    AMC Launches $20 Subscription Plan to Rival MoviePass Say hello to AMC Stubs A-List.
  39. the industry
    Pete Docter, Jennifer Lee Will Replace John Lasseter at Pixar, Disney Animation Lasseter went on leave from his roles at Disney and Pixar last year following misconduct allegations.
  40. the industry
    BAFTA Enacts Diversity Requirements for 2019 Awards Season Movies must meet two of four new diversity standards.
  41. biopicked
    Dr. Dre Is Bringing You a Marvin Gaye Movie Ain’t nothing like the real thing, but a biopic would get you pretty close.
  42. the industry
    Chris Hardwick Pulled From AMC Show, San Diego Comic-Con Amid Abuse Allegations Hardwick denies all of his ex-girlfriend’s claims.
  43. the industry
    Well, Well, Well, Look Who’s Coming Back to E! News That was (relatively) quick.
  44. How Rap Superstar Future Became a Movie Producer Atlanta’s “Jesus of Trap” lent hip-hop authenticity to the production of Superfly.
  45. money moves
    Amazon Gets Into the Nicole Kidman Business by Signing Her to a First-Look Deal The new Amazon Studios president said she would be aggressively pursuing commitments from top talent.
  46. the industry
    Brie Larson Calls for More Inclusive Film Criticism “Am I saying I hate white dudes? No, I am not.”
  47. Behind Netflix’s Major Push Into Reality Television The network announces three new projects, including Westside, a music-themed docuseries. “Think The Hills meets La La Land.
  48. the industry
    Amazon Orders Modern Love Anthology Series Based on the New York Times Column Once’s John Carney will direct.
  49. the industry
    James Wan Is Producing an Arachnophobia Remake, Because Your Fear Feeds Him The man behind The Conjuring and Saw and Insidious is dusting off the root of your paralyzing spider fear.
  50. transparent
    Amazon Exec Says Transparent Could End With a Movie or ‘Limited Special’ Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke says the show could end with a full season, a movie, or a “limited special.”
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