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Peter Dinklage on Why It’s ‘the Perfect Time’ to End ‘Game of Thrones’

Peter Dinklage on Why It’s ‘the Perfect Time’ to End ‘Game of Thrones’
Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage thinks the show is coming to an end at the perfect time.

“It’s time,” the actor said at Variety’s Sundance Film Festival studio. “Storywise, not just for all our lives. It’s the perfect time to end it. Sometimes shows stay on a little too long, the jumping-the-shark thing.”

Dinklage plays fan-favorite character Tyrion Lannister in the HBO mega-hit. Over the course of the show’s run, Tyrion has gone from simple Lannister royalty, to the Hand of the King for the reviled Joffrey Baratheon, to a patricidal fugitive, and now stands as the Hand of the Queen to Daenerys Targaryen. Dinklage added in the interview that it’s never easy saying goodbye to such a beloved character.

“It’s bittersweet when it’s time to move on with everything,” he said. “It’s always the sad part of our business, because you get pockets of great people for short
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‘The Crown’: Paul Bettany in Talks to Play Prince Philip

‘The Crown’: Paul Bettany in Talks to Play Prince Philip
Paul Bettany is in talks to play Prince Philip in season 3 of Netflix’s “The Crown.”

The British star has been linked to the role and Variety has confirmed he is being lined up to play Queen Elizabeth II’s husband in the series, which streams around the world on Netflix. He would replace Matt Smith, who has played Philip in the first two seasons.

It would be the latest piece of key casting news after Olivia Colman was confirmed as taking over the role of Elizabeth for the upcoming two seasons from Claire Foy. Helena Bonham Carter will play the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, replacing Vanessa Kirby.

Peter Morgan created the show and has always said that he intended to change key cast members in later seasons, to better portray the main characters as they age.

The show’s producers, Sony-backed Left Bank, has Bettany in its sight and The Daily Mail reports Left Bank
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Emmy spotlight: Karin Konoval (‘The X-Files’) comes out from under the bed and wows audiences with new role(s)

Emmy spotlight: Karin Konoval (‘The X-Files’) comes out from under the bed and wows audiences with new role(s)
Karin Konoval has already made her mark on “The X-Files” thanks to her iconic performances as under-the-bed villain Mrs. Peacock in “Home” and fortune teller Madame Zelma in “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose,” but her latest role(s) in this week’s “Plus One” could make her mark on the Emmys. As twins Judy Poundstone and Chucky Poundstone and their two dopplegangers, Konoval effortlessly portrays four complicated, quirky characters who have a telepathic link. And, oh yeah, did we mention Chucky just happens to be a man?

As we know, the Emmys love when actors take on multiple roles — just ask Tatiana Maslany who prevailed for portraying all those clones in “Orphan Black” (2016). Might Konoval earn her first career nomination at the 2018 Emmys for playing this gender-bending group of doppelgangers?

See ‘The X-Files’ wanted Robert Patrick back as John Doggett for Season 11, but ‘scheduling issue’ got in the way

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Ratings: MacGyver, Five-0 Lead Night; Black Lightning Rerun Tops Crazy Ex

Ratings: MacGyver, Five-0 Lead Night; Black Lightning Rerun Tops Crazy Ex
CBSMacGyver this Friday drew 7.7 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating, holding steady in the demo week-to-week to tie Hawaii Five-0 (9.1 mil/1.0, down a tenth) for the nightly win.

Blue Bloods (9.4 mil/0.9) delivered Friday’s largest audience, as it does, while dipping in the demo.

Elsewhere….

The CW | An encore of the Black Lightning pilot (10.5 mil/0.3) outperformed last week’s fresh Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (660K/0.2).

ABC | Child Support (3.9 mil/0.7) ticked down. Agents of Shield (2.4 mil/0.6) added a few eyeballs while steady in the demo.

NBC | Blindspot (3.6 mil/0.7) and Taken (3 mil/0.5) were steady.

Fox | Hell’s Kitchen (3.2 mil/0.9) slipped two tenths in the demo.
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Tim Doyle 1970s Family Comedy Gets ABC Pilot Order

Tim Doyle 1970s Family Comedy Gets ABC Pilot Order
ABC has kicked off the traditional pilot season with an order to an untitled single-camera comedy from former Last Man Standing showrunner Tim Doyle and ABC Studios. Written and executive produced by Doyle, the untitled comedy is set in the 1970s and revolves around an Irish-Catholic family with a working-class dad, traditional mom and eight boisterous sons who navigate changes big and small during one of America's most turbulent decades. ABC recently had a single-camera…
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Fox Orders Three Pilots: Comedies ‘Our People’ & ‘Rel’, Musical Drama ‘Mixtape’

Fox Orders Three Pilots: Comedies ‘Our People’ & ‘Rel’, Musical Drama ‘Mixtape’
Fox has ordered its first pilots of the season — Our People, a single-camera comedy from Lee Daniels and Modern Family executive producer Vali Chandrasekaran; multi-camera comedy Rel starring Lil Rey Howery and executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael; and Mixtape, a musical drama from former Smash showrunner Josh Safran. All three projects come from Fox’s current sister studio 20th Century Fox TV, which is poised to move to Disney once the proposed Disney-21st Century Fox
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Sundance 2018 Indie Episodic Preview: The Most Anticipated TV Pilots and Premieres at This Year’s Festival

Sundance 2018 Indie Episodic Preview: The Most Anticipated TV Pilots and Premieres at This Year’s Festival
Don’t let the title fool you: The Sundance Film Festival has been featuring television programs for years, be it the slew of documentaries that end up on HBO, Showtime, and Netflix or pilots that earn a special showcase like “Animals.” did in 2015.

But 2018 is special. This year, Sundance is dedicating an entire section to episodic programming, including short-form series, docu-series, traditional pilots, and more experimental premieres. It’s all coming together under the Indie Episodic banner, and it’s all designed with one clear mission:

“There is no clear path to series if you’re trying to do it independently — if you’re going to try and shoot your own pilot, and then try and get picked up,” Sundance programmer Charlie Sextro told IndieWire. “There’s a clear way [in] making an independent film: It gets picked up at Sundance, and then it gets out to the world. It’s
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Bob Smith Dies: First Openly Gay Comic To Appear On ‘The Tonight Show’ Was 59

Bob Smith Dies: First Openly Gay Comic To Appear On ‘The Tonight Show’ Was 59
Bob Smith, the first openly gay comedian to score an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, has died after a long struggle with Als. His partner, Michael Zam, confirmed the death via a Facebook post. Smith also was the first openly gay man to star in his own HBO Comedy half-hour, which bowed in 1994, and he and made numerous other TV appearances. His collection of essays, Openly Bob, won the Lambda Literary Award for humor. His second collection,Way To Go…
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Your Guide to TV's 100+ Reboots and Revivals: The Twilight Zone, Roswell, The Office, Party of Five and More

Your Guide to TV's 100+ Reboots and Revivals: The Twilight Zone, Roswell, The Office, Party of Five and More
Hollywood’s obsession with reviving long-gone TV series is showing no signs of slowing down.

In the last few years, dozens of beloved small-screen classics have been brought back from the dead, or at least reworked for new audiences. From Will & Grace and Prison Break, to Dynasty and One Day At a Time, it seems there’s no series safe from the resurrection craze.

Having said that, we’ve compiled a comprehensive roundup of TV’s revivals and reboots, from American Idol‘s imminent return to NBC’s still-in-development continuation of The Office. Even if you’ve scrolled through the gallery before,
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Pablo Schreiber

Pablo Schreiber is a Canadian-American actor who has appeared in numerous movies, TV shows, and stage productions. Some people will know him because of his roles in series such as Orange Is the New Black and American Gods. In contrast, other people might recognize him because of movies such as Michael Bay’s 13 Hours. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about Pablo Schreiber: Born in Ymir, BC Schreiber was born in a hippie commune. To be exact, Schreiber was born in a hippie commune in a small town called Ymir, which can be found

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Pablo Schreiber
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The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Ridge Finds Out About Bill and Steffy

The Bold and the Beautiful fans finally get to see Ridge lose it. He’s been in a place where he’s not sure what’s going on with anyone else because he’s been so busy focusing on his own life. And he’s been dealing with some issues. He’s got a fiancé he needs to marry so his brother can’t marry her, and he has to find a way to make sure his daughter is okay even though her husband seems to have left her while she’s pregnant and he doesn’t understand why. He also doesn’t know why his wife’s husband is so

The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Ridge Finds Out About Bill and Steffy
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Endemol & Viacom’s C5 Dispute Big Brother UK Cancellation Claims

Endemol Shine and Viacom's Channel 5 remain in discussions over the future of long-running reality series Big Brother in the UK despite tabloid claims that it has been axed. British tabloid newspaper The Daily Star reported this weekend that the show had been "killed off after 18 years". However, Endemol sources have said that there is no truth to the current reports and I understand that both companies are still in discussions over future series when the contract for the…
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Amazon Nudges up Monthly Prime Membership 18 Percent

For those that use Amazon Prime on a regular basis you might have already noticed that Amazon is going to be bumping up the price by about 18 percent. To those of us that don’t use the service that might sound like a lot but really it’s taking the monthly price of Amazon Prime from $10.99 to $12.99. The annual price is still just $99 and hasn’t been touched since 2014. I can’t imagine why the service would up the price when there’s no shortage of Amazon customers, but then again I might have just answered my own quandary. Anytime

Amazon Nudges up Monthly Prime Membership 18 Percent
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‘SNL’ Highlights: Stormy Does Update, Robert Mueller Bursts At The Seams

Kate McKinnon added another political gem to her Saturday Night Live tiara of a repertoire – boosting her portfolio of impersonations and rescuing an otherwise lackluster SNL in one big swoop. As a gloating, canary-stuffed special counsel Robert Mueller, McKinnon edged out even guest host Jessica Chastain as the episode’s Mvp. Appearing as a guest on Weekend Update (watch the clip above), McKinnon’s Mueller told co-anchor Colin Jost that he wanted to assure the American…
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Hawaii Five-0 Review: Adam’s First Mission

When Adam first came back to Hawaii Five-0, it was incredibly frustrating to watch him hang around with his Five-0 friends and never be offered a position he seemed so qualified for. But this idea is much better. Putting Adam in charge of his forming a new, specialized task force is a stroke of brilliance. It utilizes his experience in the most positive way. Adam hasn’t just been looking for a job or a career, he’s been looking for something that gives him drive. He watched his wife find her passion, so it was only fair that he find his.

Hawaii Five-0 Review: Adam’s First Mission
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A New Trolls TV Show Will Be Hitting Netflix Soon

It would appear that the movie Trolls did so well that it was decided that a TV show on Netflix was needed as well. The show just hit Netflix recently on the 19th, as the continuing adventures of Poppy and Branch will be detailed in Trolls: The Beat Goes On. There are currently only six episodes being aired on Netflix and the expectation is that more will be coming in March. Of course it remains to be seen if Trolls will be just as popular as a TV show as it was a movie, but with the kind of songs

A New Trolls TV Show Will Be Hitting Netflix Soon
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General Hospital Spoilers: What Does Kim Know About Drew?

General Hospital fans want to know what Kim knows about Drew. She’s a doctor, and she’s in the market for some serious business right now, but she’s also a shady character. She’s got secrets, and she’s involved in some things we aren’t too sure about. She’s not someone we trust, but we also believe she might be the kind of person who has the answers we’ve been looking for. She might be the key to figuring out more about Drew and what he was like. We already know she knew him and even had some relations with him many years

General Hospital Spoilers: What Does Kim Know About Drew?
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Chicago Fire Review: Teamwork, Not Silence, Makes a Marriage

The key word this week’s episode of Chicago Fire is teamwork. Teamwork in a house, teamwork in a partnership, teamwork in a marriage. It all connects. The team needed each other to air out the firehouse. Riding in an ambulance or a truck, you need your partner to have your back. And in a marriage, you need your spouse to support you. Only two out of three of these situations work out, and the reason for the outlier is a bit puzzling. Dawson has become attached to Bria, a teenager who has gone missing while her father is in rehab.

Chicago Fire Review: Teamwork, Not Silence, Makes a Marriage
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Guy Makes Interactive Map Tracing all the jumps from Quantum Leap

When a guy makes an interactive map that traces all the jumps from Quantam Leap you know he’s a diehard fan. Just thinking of how many hour it took to compile all the episodes and detail all the jumps is kind of insane really since that would take a lot of patience, not to mention focus. If you recall the initial plot of the show was that Dr. Sam Beckett was attempting to prove that a person could travel through time using their own time line as a basis. Unfortunately when his funding was about to get cut he jumped

Guy Makes Interactive Map Tracing all the jumps from Quantum Leap
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Will & Grace Review: The Ex Whose Wedding Almost Destroyed

There is no universe in which going into an ex’s wedding is a good idea. Perhaps if the relationship tapered off around middle school, or didn’t last more than a few days or months. But if your significant other of five years invites you to his wedding, there is no significant reason to attend. All the same, Will’s ex-boyfriend Vince returns to Will & Grace. Whether it’s to be courteous or to have someone who was an important part of his life there for his big day, Vince thinks inviting Will and the gang to his wedding is a good

Will & Grace Review: The Ex Whose Wedding Almost Destroyed
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