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Hellboy 3 Isn't Completely Out of the Question for Abe Sapien Actor Doug Jones

Hellboy 3 Isn't Completely Out of the Question for Abe Sapien Actor Doug Jones
Celebrated director Guillermo Del Toro never for the chance to finish his Hellboy trilogy, with the franchise now destined to forever reek of missed opportunity, and leave a gaping hole in the comic book movie genre. Should the stars ever align though, one person who would jump at the chance to return for Hellboy 3 is actor Doug Jones, who did not play coy about his desire for a comeback.

"If they were to do such a thing, and I was offered that, and I was free to do so, hell yes. I would be involved."

The first Hellboy movie made its debut back in 2004, detailing the origin of the titular demon before jumping ahead sixty years to follow Hellboy now serving as an agent in the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, where he protects America against dark forces. Hellboy was warmly received by critics and audiences alike, grossing nearly
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Vivendi’s 2020 Consolidated Revenues Rise Despite French TV Struggles – Global Bulletin

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Vivendi’s 2020 Consolidated Revenues Rise Despite French TV Struggles – Global Bulletin
In today’s Global Bulletin Vivendi’s 2020 finances are up 2.4%, the Young Artist Academy announces this year’s award recipients, All3Media picks up “A World of Calm,” West End Films sells “Rams” in key territories and Fremantle promotes Seb Shorr.

Finance

In a year marked by the coronavirus pandemic, Vivendi saw its consolidated revenues go up by 2.4% to €11.6 billion ($13.7 billion) during the first nine months of 2020, and up 1.3 % during the third quarter.

The group’s subscription-based activities, especially at Universal Music Group and to a lesser extent Canal Plus Group, have bolstered Vivendi’s revenues. Canal Plus Group’s revenues were up 6.6% for the first nine months of 2020 and up 7.3% for the third quarter of 2020. The company’s international activities grew a strong pace with revenues from international operations rising by 27.4%. The addition of 1.2 million subscribers around the world, and the integration of M7, a leading pay-tv company in Europe
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‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Cast to Reunite in Support of Biden Victory Fund

‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Cast to Reunite in Support of Biden Victory Fund
Camp Firewood’s former counselor and instructor band of misfits are reuniting once again for a live read of the original Wet Hot American Summer script in support of the Biden Victory Fund, as Av Club reports. Original cast members Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Molly Shannon, David Hyde Pierce, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black are among the actors participating in the October 24th live read. Tickets to the virtual event can be obtained via a donation to the Biden Victory Fund.

Director David Wain shared the news
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Emmy flashback 25 years to 1995: 1st wins for Julianna Margulies, Glenn Close; series wins for ‘NYPD Blue,’ ‘Frasier’

Emmy flashback 25 years to 1995: 1st wins for Julianna Margulies, Glenn Close; series wins for ‘NYPD Blue,’ ‘Frasier’
Frasier.” “Friends.” “ER.” “The X-Files.” It’s amazing how just the mention of a TV show can take you back in time, and with this list it’s no surprise that we’re offering our flashback 25 years to 1995, remembering the 47th Emmy Awards. It was a night with no one big winner among several now-classic series, a new Egot recipient, some sentimental moments and a memorable homage to TV theme songs. Jason Alexander of “Seinfeld” and Cybill Shepherd of “Cybill” led the festivities on September 10.

Perennial favorite “Frasier” held on to its title of Best Comedy Series for the second year, a streak it would continue until 1999, winning for each of its first five seasons. It beat out popular sitcoms “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Mad About You,” “Seinfeld” and newcomer “Friends.” Kelsey Grammer won his second of four Best Comedy Actor Emmys for playing the title character, while his onscreen brother,
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Emmy episode analysis: Tony Shalhoub (‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’) is a proud published writer in ‘Marvelous Radio’

Emmy episode analysis: Tony Shalhoub (‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’) is a proud published writer in ‘Marvelous Radio’
Tony Shalhoub is nominated once again for Best Comedy Supporting Actor after winning this category last year for playing Abe on Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” With his three wins for “Monk,” that makes Shalhoub a four-time Emmy winner. In an effort to clinch trophy No. 5, he has submitted the episode “Marvelous Radio” for consideration.

It’s another tense breakfast at the Maisel house, where Abe spars with Moishe (Kevin Pollak) and refuses his money. Abe claims he has budgeted his finances for the rest of his life, but notes “I need to be dead by 1965.” Abe returns to Columbia University and enters his old classroom, where he praises (most of) his former students. “They all deserve their place here,” Abe declares. “All but six.” The former professor admits to being miserly in his teaching and realizes that the classroom is no longer where he belongs.

Asher (Jason Alexander
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TVLine Items: Gbbs Returns, Frasier Vet Is Julia Child's Hubby and More

TVLine Items: Gbbs Returns, Frasier Vet Is Julia Child's Hubby and More
Now that we’ve all become quarantine bakers, Netflix is giving us the content we crave: Season 11 of The Great British Baking Show will premiere here in the U.S. on Friday, Sept. 25. New episodes will then debut on the streamer every Friday, just three days after they air in the UK.

Comedian Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids) joins the program in Season 11 as co-host, succeeding former presenter Sandi Toksvig. He’ll be joined by returning co-host Noel Fielding and judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

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David Hyde Pierce Joins HBO Max’s Julia Child Pilot in Recasting

David Hyde Pierce Joins HBO Max’s Julia Child Pilot in Recasting
David Hyde Pierce has joined HBO Max and Lionsgate’s Julia Child pilot, taking over for Tom Hollander as the legendary chef’s husband, Paul Child, the streamer announced Tuesday.

Ordered to pilot back in March, the hourlong series from is described as an exploration into “an evolving time in American history – the emergence of a new social institution called public television, feminism and the women’s movement, the nature of celebrity, and America’s cultural growth” through the lens of Child’s life “and her singular can-do spirit.”

“At its heart, the show is a portrait of a marriage with an evolving and complicated power dynamic,” according to the series description.

Happy Valley” star Sarah Lancashire is set to star as Child, with “Bird Box” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” actor Tom Hollander initially cast as Child’s “loving and devoted” husband, Paul. Additional cast members include Jefferson Mays (“I Am the Night
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David Hyde Pierce Replaces Tom Hollander In HBO Max’s Julia Child Drama Pilot

David Hyde Pierce Replaces Tom Hollander In HBO Max’s Julia Child Drama Pilot
David Hyde Pierce is set to star opposite Sarah Lancashire in Julia, HBO Max’s drama pilot about the famous chef, trailblazing cookbook author and TV personality, from Chris Keyser and Lionsgate Television. Pierce is joining the project in a recasting. He replaces Tom Hollander, who originally had been tapped for the role of Paul Child, Julia’s loving and devoted husband, but has exited the project.

Julia originally was cast at the beginning of the year and was about to go into production when the coronavirus pandemic shut down filming in mid-March. According to sources, the scheduling change as well as Covid travel-related circumstances led to Hollander’s decision to pull out. The English actor is based in the UK, while Julia will film in the U.S., likely in Boston. The pilot doesn’t have a production start date yet. While Hollander has opted not to travel to the U.
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David Hyde Pierce Replaces Tom Hollander in Julia Child Pilot at HBO Max

David Hyde Pierce Replaces Tom Hollander in Julia Child Pilot at HBO Max
HBO Max’s Julia Child pilot has been forced to replace one of its key ingredients.

David Hyde Pierce, best known for playing Dr. Niles Crane on “Frasier,” has joined the cast as Julia’s devoted husband Paul Child. The role was initially meant to be played by British actor Tom Hollander, however, he stepped away from the project due to scheduling conflicts, sources say.

Julia herself will still be played fellow Brit Sarah Lancashire.

The pilot will also star Brittany Bradford as Alice, Associate Producer of the show “I’ve Been Reading” who champions Julia after her appearance; Fran Kranz as Russ, producer on the show “I’ve Been Reading” who begrudgingly joins Julia’s cooking show; Fiona Glascott as Judith, the editor with a knack for pulling manuscripts out of the reject pile and turning them into bestsellers; Bebe Neuwirth as Avis, Julia’s biggest champion, confidant and
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Frasier: 5 Best (& 5 Worst) Episodes Of Season 5 (According To IMDb)

Frasier: 5 Best (& 5 Worst) Episodes Of Season 5 (According To IMDb)
One of the most highly regarded sitcoms of all time, Frasier, ran from 1993-2004 (eleven exquisite seasons.) It won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series five years in a row, in addition to Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce winning four each in their category.

Related: Frasier: D&d Moral Alignments Of The Main Characters

The fifth season takes characters to greater heights — in terms of both depravity and personal growth — starting with the shocking news of Roz's pregnancy in the third episode. All the episodes were not as fondly acknowledged, however, as this list will explain.
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How The TCA Awards Set the Trend of Gender-Inclusive Categories, but Not Intentionally

How The TCA Awards Set the Trend of Gender-Inclusive Categories, but Not Intentionally
Awards shows have long been a platform to celebrate art while recognizing the current social climate. This year though, with the call to end systemic racism, get to 50-50 gender parity and generally “do better,” are organizations that continue to separate acting categories by gender ensuring equal representation, or are they perpetuating problematic industry-wide behaviors that also marginalize the non-binary and trans communities? There’s a growing contingent that believes it may be the latter.

When the 36th Television Critics Assn. (TCA) Awards, whose ceremony date is Tba, were announced this month, many noted that the association combines male and female actors into one performance category per genre: individual achievement in drama and individual achievement in comedy. This was established in 1997, and that summer Andre Braugher (“Homicide: Life on the Street”) and David Hyde Pierce (“Frasier”) took home the respective inaugural trophies. Of the 11 contenders, Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”) was
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Wet Hot American Summer Kicks Off ‘Camp Arkadin’ July 1st at The Heavy Anchor in St. Louis

Wet Hot American Summer Kicks Off ‘Camp Arkadin’ July 1st at The Heavy Anchor in St. Louis
“McKinley, there are some lower campers stuck in the ropes course. I meant to tell you about that yesterday, but could you get to it now?”

The Arkadin Cinema, a local independent theater scheduled to open soon, presents ‘Camp Arkadin’, an outdoor film series that will take place in the back lot at The Heavy Anchor (5226 Gravois Ave in St. Louis). Wet Hot American Summer Kicks Off ‘Camp Arkadin’ July 1st. Showtime is 8:30. Enter through the front of The Heavy Anchor. Admission is $8. Bring your own chair. First come, first served. Seating is limited. Food and drinks and available there at The Heavy Anchor. This is a 21+ event, so leave the kids home. A Facebook invite for the event can be found Here. The Arkadin Cinema’s site can be found Here

Here’s the ‘Camp Arkadin’ schedule for the next couple of months:

July 15th: Do The Right Thing
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Roger Horchow Dies: Tony Award-Winning Broadway Producer Of ‘Crazy For You’, ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ was 91

Roger Horchow, a Cincinnati-born entrepreneur who parlayed a luxury mail-order fortune into a Tony Award-winning streak as a producer on Broadway, died Saturday in Dallas of cancer. He was 91.

The founder in 1971 of he Horchow Collection luxury mail-order catalog, Horchow sold the company to Neiman Marcus in 1988, and by 1992 had won his first Tony Award as producer of Crazy For You, a “new” George Gershwin musical inspired by 1930’s Girl Crazy. Directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Ockrent’s future wife Susan Stroman, Crazy For You was a smash, garnering awards and audiences enthralled by its classic Gershwin score and refreshingly contemporary style.

Six years later Horchow and co-producer Roger Berlind mounted a revival of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, starring Marin Mazzie, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Michael Berresse. It, too, was a hit, winning the Tony for Best Musical Revival.

Four other Broadway productions, each of exceptional taste and popularity,
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Quarantined Cast Reunions: Scandal, Glee, Friday Night Lights, The Office and 20 Other Virtual Get-Togethers

Quarantined Cast Reunions: Scandal, Glee, Friday Night Lights, The Office and 20 Other Virtual Get-Togethers
We’ve all been spending a lot of time at home these days. But thanks to the wonders of technology, we can also take trips to Twin Peaks, Wisteria Lane or California’s most famous zip code, among other notable TV locales.

Since the days of self-quarantine began earlier this spring, dozens of stars from long-gone television shows have reunited virtually. By way of nostalgia-filled Zoom calls, short-form YouTube series and Instagram Live videos, the casts of nearly two dozen shows have come together to reminisce, including stars from Friday Night Lights, The Office, Glee, Melrose Place and other series.
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Sean Hayes (‘Will and Grace’): Saying goodbye to Jack McFarland was ‘a little deeper this time’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Sean Hayes (‘Will and Grace’): Saying goodbye to Jack McFarland was ‘a little deeper this time’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
Sean Hayes is saying goodbye to “Will and Grace” for the second time. The series, which originally aired from 1998-2006, returned to television in 2016. Now the comedy about the enduring friendship between a gay man and a straight woman (Emmy winners Eric McCormack and Debra Messing) is signing off again after three seasons. In our exclusive video interview with the Emmy-winning actor (watch above), Hayes talks about saying goodbye to Will’s best friend Jack McFarland is different this time around. “I feel the gratitude much more,” the actor proclaims. “It was a little deeper this time.”

When the series returned in 2016, Hayes wanted to show audiences a different side of Jack McFarland. “I wanted Jack to mature,” he explains. “I wanted him to be a little bit older and have a little more responsibility.” To that end, the revival has seen Jack getting married to Spanish flight attendant Estefan
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Online ‘Plays In The House’ Benefit Reading Series To Launch With Original ‘Heidi Chronicles’ Cast

Online ‘Plays In The House’ Benefit Reading Series To Launch With Original ‘Heidi Chronicles’ Cast
The folks behind the daily online show Stars in the House, a series hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley that features stage and screen actors singing and performing live from home to benefit The Actors Fund’s Covid-19 efforts, are adding Plays in the House to its line-up, matching performers and plays for one-time-only livestream readings.

First up: a one-time only reunion of the original The Heidi Chronicles Broadway cast of the Wendy Wasserstein Tony- and Pulitzer-winning play: Joan Allen, Cynthia Nixon, Peter Friedman, Boyd Gaines, Ellen Parker, Joanne Camp, Anne Lange and Drew McVety.

The Heidi Chronicles will open the new Plays series today at 2 p.m. Et on the Stars in the House livestream channel.
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Broadway Rewind: It's Just Another Day on Opening Night of Next To Normal Off-Broadway!

Broadway Rewind: It's Just Another Day on Opening Night of Next To Normal Off-Broadway!
BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge said of this 2008 episode of Broadway Rewind, 'I loved looking back at the musical Next to Normaland realizing the impact it has had on the musical theatre genre.We start off high a top Rockefeller Center to the Rainbow Room for The Drama League's Gala where they honored beloved producer Roger Berlind. It featured many of the stars and shows that he produced over his illustrious career. Look for David Hyde Pierce, Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Donna Murphy, Karen Ziemba and Debra Monk.'
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Coping With Covid-19 Crisis: A Conversation With Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Tom Kitt

Editors’ Note: With full acknowledgment of the big-picture implications of a pandemic that has already claimed thousands of lives, cratered global economies and closed international borders, Deadline’s Coping With Covid-19 Crisis series is a forum for those in the entertainment space grappling with myriad consequences of seeing a great industry screech to a halt. The hope is for an exchange of ideas and experiences, and suggestions on how businesses and individuals can best ride out a crisis that doesn’t look like it will abate any time soon. If you have a story, email mike@deadline.com.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal composer and arranger Tom Kitt has three New York stage productions on hold during the coronavirus shutdown, a trio of shows at various points in their production lives, spanning the industry’s commercial and non-profit sectors, and representing both Broadway and Off Broadway.

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‘Ozzy & Drix’ Battle Pathogens with Gross-Out Humor | Saturday Mourning Cartoons

‘Ozzy & Drix’ Battle Pathogens with Gross-Out Humor | Saturday Mourning Cartoons
https://youtu.be/d1uewVptwQo Listen / Download here: In these strange times of coronavirus Covid-19, the Saturday Mourning Cartoons team has turned to a pair of animated pathogen-fighting heroes, Ozzy & Drix! But just who are the title characters? Warner Bros.’ animated movie Osmosis Jones came out in 2001 from the Farrelly Bros, and featured a live-action Bill Murray, with Chris Rock voicing the title character and David Hyde Pierce voicing Drix; Laurence Fishburne played the big bad as Thrax. Then, in 2002, Ozzy & Drix arrived from Warner Bros. Animation on Kids WB (and later Cartoon Network) …
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Emmys host poll: Should ABC’s 2020 ceremony have an emcee?

Emmys host poll: Should ABC’s 2020 ceremony have an emcee?
There’s a new trend in Hollywood that’s cooler than avocado toast: awards shows with no hosts. The Oscars started it all in 2019 when they said “thanks but no thanks” to the likes of Kevin Hart, Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen DeGeneres. Their little sister Emmy hopped on the bandwagon months later by denying a ringleader for the first time in 16 years. Then followed the SAG Awards, who this year nixed an emcee after finally hiring ones in 2018 (Kristen Bell) and 2019 (Megan Mullally). With the Oscar ratings down this year — way, way down — for its second consecutive host-less ceremony, should the Emmys rethink this trend and announce a host for ABC’s awards show on September 20, 2020? Vote in our poll below.

See‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ is back in the Emmy race and it’s a masterpiece that deserves more gold

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