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Supernatural to End With Season 15

Supernatural to End With Season 15
The Winchester family business is closing up shop: Supernatural will end its run with Season 15, the show’s stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins announced via Twitter on Friday.

Hey #SPNFamily here’s a little message from @JensenAckles @mishacollins and me. I’m so grateful for the family that’s been built because of the show. Excuse me while i go cry. pic.twitter.com/QDXDsAyIfK

— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) March 22, 2019

Well, it’s official. One more round for the Winchester brothers. Though nothing ever really ends in Supernatural…does it? https://t.co/zaZHJX4H9L

— Jensen Ackles (@JensenAckles) March 22, 2019

“Firstly,
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Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Nabs $7.4 Million on Thursday Night

Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Nabs $7.4 Million on Thursday Night
Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller “Us” opened huge with $7.4 million on Thursday night in North America.

The figure easily topped Thursday preview numbers for “The Nun” at $5.4 million and “A Quiet Place” at $4.3 million and nearly matched “Halloween” at $7.7 million.

Projections for Universal’s “Us,” Peele’s much-anticipated follow-up to 2017’s “Get Out,” have been in the $38 million to $45 million range for the weekend as the film widens to 3,741 sites. Some forecasts call for a launch of as much as $50 million — which would easily surpass the opening weekend haul of “Get Out,” which debuted with $33 million and ended its theatrical run with $176 million in the U.S.

Us” is also launching in 48 international markets, including France, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

“Us” stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke as a couple fighting off doppelgangers while vacationing with their children at a Northern California beach house. The movie has generated exceptional
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Kristin Cavallari to Host Fox’s "Paradise Hotel," Reality Series Gets Spring Premiere Date

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Kristin Cavallari to Host Fox’s
Fox has tapped reality star Kristin Cavallari to host its upcoming revival of “Paradise Hotel.”

The series will debut Thursday, May 9, with a two-hour premiere from 8 to 10 p.m. and will air three nights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the latter being a two-hour show including live elements.

“Kristin grew up on the frontlines of reality television and is the perfect host to introduce ‘Paradise Hotel’ to a new generation of viewers,” Rob Wade, president, alternative entertainment and specials, Fox Entertainment, said in a statement. “The show is a fun balance of romantic love, cutthroat competition and humor, and Kristin’s unique experience, especially with live television, makes her the best person to navigate the wild, unpredictable moments.”

Paradise Hotel,” which first aired on the network in 2003, puts a
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Tom Ripley TV Series in the Works from Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Steven Zaillian

Tom Ripley TV Series in the Works from Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Steven Zaillian
In the age of anti-hero TV, it’s almost surprising we haven’t gotten a Tom Ripley series yet. But Oscar-winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian is on it with Deadline reporting that Zaillian plans to adapt Patricia Highsmith’s novels focusing on the sociopath anti-hero. No network has signed on yet, but sources tell Deadline that this will likely be a straight-to-series order with Zaillian writing and directing most of the first season’s episodes. Per Deadline, “Zaillian will use the five novels written by Highsmith — The Talented Mrs. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley’s Game, …
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‘The Conners’ Renewed For Season 2 By ABC

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‘The Conners’ Renewed For Season 2 By ABC
It’s official — ABC has ordered a second season of Roseanne spinoff The Conners. The renewal comes after series’ producer Werner Entertainment secured new deals with the core cast of Roseanne veterans, John Goodman, who plays Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf (Jackie Harris), Sara Gilbert (Darlene Conner) and Lecy Goranson (Becky Conner-Healy). The size of the order has not been revealed by ABC but has been speculated to be 13 episodes, slightly bigger than last season’s 11.

While not the mega hit of the size of the Roseanne revival, The Conners has been a breakout for ABC. In its first season, the Roseanne followup averaged 9.5 million total viewers and a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating (Live+7) to rank as the season’s No. 1 new comedy in total viewers and 18-49 and ABC’s No. 1 comedy in both categories. The Conners improved its Tuesday 8 pm time period by 33% in total viewers and by 22% in adults
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Perry Mason Limited Series Starring Matthew Rhys Formally Greenlit at HBO

Perry Mason Limited Series Starring Matthew Rhys Formally Greenlit at HBO
HBO is officially reviving Perry Mason. The pay cabler has formally ordered a limited series based on legendary fictional criminal defense lawyer, with The AmericansMatthew Rhys taking on the title role. Sopranos vet Tim Van Patten, meanwhile, has signed on as director and Ep.

As we reported back in January, Rhys — who will also serve as a producer on the aptly-titled Perry Mason — will play Mason at a time in his life when he is living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator. He also finds himself haunted by his wartime experiences in France and is suffering the effects of a broken marriage.
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Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Politician’ Sets Premiere Date at Netflix

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Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Politician’ Sets Premiere Date at Netflix
Ryan Murphy has revealed when his first Netflix original series, “The Politician,” will premiere. Yeah, that’s the one with an insane A-list cast, including stars Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, and Lucy Boynton.

“My first Netflix show! So proud of this incredible project and the incredible cast. And I can’t wait for you to binge it in September,” Murphy captioned an Instagram post of the “The Politician’s” official poster, which noted its Sept. 27 launch date.

In addition to Platt, Paltrow, Lange, Deutch and Boynton, the cast includes Bob Balaban, David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones, and Benjamin Barrett.

Here’s the official logline for the series: “Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, has known since age seven that he’s going to be President of the United States.
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Joaquin Phoenix Is Watching Closely in Intense New ‘Joker’ Image (Photo)

Joaquin Phoenix Is Watching Closely in Intense New ‘Joker’ Image (Photo)
Didn’t anyone ever tell the Joker he’ll hurt his eyes by sitting too close to the TV?

That isn’t stopping Joaquin Phoenix, in a new image from “Joker” teased by director Todd Phillips, from leaning into his old fashioned TV set. It’s a fairly solemn new look. Why so serious?

“Editing #Joker,” Phillips said on Friday via Instagram. The black and white still shows Phoenix hunched over while sitting on a coffee table and getting up close to an old TV and what looks like a Vcr player. The retro living space and Phoenix’s formal attire continue to make “Joker” look unlike any other superhero movie we’ve seen. Fittingly, TheWrap previously reported that the origin story for the Joker will be more of a mid-budget crime thriller than a superhero blockbuster.

Also Read: 'Joker' Movie Casts Alfred Pennyworth and Young Bruce Wayne

“Joker” has
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Ben Affleck’s Addiction Drama Set for Awards-Season Release

Warner Bros. has given Ben Affleck’s untitled addiction drama an awards-season-friendly release date of Oct. 18.

The film, which has been known previously as “The Has-Been” and “Torrance,” is directed by Gavin O’Connor and stars Affleck as a former basketball player struggling with addiction, which has led to him losing his wife. As part of his recovery, he becomes the coach of a high school basketball team at his alma mater.

Affleck is a producer on the movie, along with O’Connor, Jennifer Todd, Gordon Gray, and Ravi Mehta. The script was written by Brad Ingelsby and O’Connor. The film also stars Al Madrigal as the assistant coach, Janina Gavankar, Hayes MacArthur, Brandon Wilson, and Rachael Carpani.

Affleck and O’Connor last collaborated on the 2016 drama “The Accountant,” which generated $155 million at the worldwide box office.

Warner Bros. also announced on Friday that it has moved the drama “The Goldfinch” forward to Sept.
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Mueller Has Delivered His Final Report, Here’s What We Know

On May 17th, 2017, former FBI director Robert Mueller was named to lead a special Justice Department investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and any ties between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

After nearly two years and hundreds of protestations from Trump, that investigation is now officially over.

On Friday, Mueller’s office submitted its final report to the Justice Department. The report was first delivered to the office of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who turned it over to Attorney General William Barr. Barr informed
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Jordan Peele Explains the Meaning Behind the ‘Us’ Michael Jackson Reference

Jordan Peele Explains the Meaning Behind the ‘Us’ Michael Jackson Reference
Jordan Peele’s horror movie “Us” is filled with pop culture references, from “Jaws” to “Goonies.” But the most divisive might be right in his opening sequence. Warning, minor spoilers ahead.

The movie about a couple (played by Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke) and their children being hunted and brutalized by a mysterious family that looks just like them opens with a scene from the 1980s. Nyong’o’s character is a little girl when her dad wins her a “Thriller” T-shirt from a game booth at an amusement park.

She puts on the T-shirt just before she wanders into a house of a mirrors — a decision that will imprint on the character’s life forever.

This “Thriller” throwback surfaces shortly after HBO’s documentary “Leaving Neverland,” centered around Jackson’s alleged sexual abuse of underage boys. The film lead to many fans calling for a boycott of Michael Jackson’s music.
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Discovery’s David Zaslav Made Nearly $130 Million Last Year

Discovery President and CEO David Zaslav hauled in almost $130 million in 2018, per a Friday SEC filing, more than tripling his 2017 executive compensation.

That huge all-in number was mostly thanks to an enormous increase in Zaslav’s options award. In 2018, that category alone surpassed $100 million.

Zaslav’s annual salary remained unchanged at *just* $3 million per year. His stock awards, which tallied $14.8 million, were down slightly from 2017. Those options we mentioned skyrocketed from $15.6 million in 2017 to $102.1 million in 2018. Finally, Zaslav’s non-equity incentive plan compensation rose a bit last year to $9 million.

Also Read: TLC 'Long Lost Family' Host Chris Jacobs Joins Discovery's 'Egypt Live' Team (Exclusive)

To add a little perspective, Discovery, Inc.’s next highest-paid executive was Chief Development Officer Bruce L. Campbell, who made $12.3 million in 2018.

Zaslav’s huge number comes about as the result of a new contract, one that goes through 2023. For Zaslav to ever actually
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Now Introducing Amazon Prime Original’s Newest Female Heroine, Hanna.

Meet Hanna: A fugitive raised in the forest. Young and fierce, Hanna is just trying to be a normal teenage girl while fighting for her life. With an off-book CIA agent attempting to reveal the truth behind who she is, she is using her extraordinary skills to avoid trouble at all costs. Powerful, independent and strong-willed, Hanna is an inspiration to women of all ages.

To learn more about the girl no one saw coming, watch the new Amazon Original series, Hanna available starting March 29th, only on Prime Video.
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‘Supernatural’ to End After Season 15 on The CW

‘Supernatural’ to End After Season 15 on The CW
Supernatural” is ending after 15 seasons.

Series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins made the announcement in a video posted on Instagram on Friday. “We just told the crew that even though we’re very excited to be moving into our 15th season, it will be our last,” Ackles said. “15 years of a show that has certainly changed my life, I know it’s changed these two guys’ lives, and we just wanted you to here from us that though we’re excited about next year, it will be the finale.”

“We’ve cried some tears and we’ll cry some more,
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‘Supernatural’ to End After 15th Season on The CW

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‘Supernatural’ to End After 15th Season on The CW
Supernatural” will end with its upcoming 15th season on The CW, TheWrap has learned. The final run of the Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles-led drama will consist of 20 episodes.

Padalecki announced the news on behalf of himself, Ackles and co-star Misha Collins via Twitter on Friday, writing: “Hey #SPNFamily here’s a little message from @JensenAckles @mishacollins and me. I’m so grateful for the family that’s been built because of the show. Excuse me while i go cry.”

Supernatural” is the longest-running sci-fi/genre series in the history of American broadcast television. By the time the Warner Bros-produced show comes to an end, it will have aired a total of 327 episodes.

Also Read: Here's How 'Supernatural' Will Resurrect Jeffrey Dean Morgan's John Winchester for 300th Episode

The Eric Kripke-created show launched on The WB network on Sept. 13, 2005 and is the only series
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Fall TV 2019: Every Broadcast Show Canceled, Renewed and Ordered So Far (Updating)

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Fall TV 2019: Every Broadcast Show Canceled, Renewed and Ordered So Far (Updating)
(Updated March 22 with “The Conners” renewed for Season 2 at ABC)

It’s that time of year again! As the broadcast networks order pilots and consider new series for their fall slates, they’ve also begun to winnow down which current shows will return next season and which will come to an end.

Below is every scripted (and a few unscripted) show that ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and The CW have renewed or canceled so far, along with those still awaiting their fates. We’ve also included descriptions of the new shows that have been picked up so far.

Check back throughout the coming months for updates. You can read our pilot guide to see what projects may soon be ordered to series here.

Also Read: 'The Simpsons' Renewed for Seasons 31 and 32 on Fox

NBC

Renewed Series: “The Blacklist,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Ellen’s Game of Games,
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‘Those Who Work,’ ‘Chris the Swiss’ Top 2019 Swiss Film Awards

Two debut features in writer-director Antoine Russbach’s “Those Who Work” and Anja Kofmel’s animated documentary “Chris the Swiss,” were the big winners at Friday night’s Swiss Film Awards, notching three plaudits each.

Sold by Be For Films, “Those Who Work,” stars Belgian actor Olivier Gourmet, who has appeared in every single film by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne since 1996’s “La Promesse,” to winning a Cannes best actor award for 2002’s “The Son.” In Russbach’s film Gourmet plays Frank, a 50-something fixer for a company which rents out cargo ships. On a busy day, to prevent a ship being put into quarantine, he rashly orders a stowaway be thrown overboard to certain death. The decision gets him fired, not for moral reasons, but in the hopes of avoiding a media scandal.

The film scooped the awards for best fiction feature, best screenplay and best performance in a supporting role,
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Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried Join Animated Scooby-Doo Film ‘Scoob’ at Warner Bros

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Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried Join Animated Scooby-Doo Film ‘Scoob’ at Warner Bros
Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried have joined the cast of Warner Bros.Scooby-Doo animated feature “Scoob,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Efron will voice Fred, while Seyfried will play Daphne. Tony Cervone is directing, while Chris Columbus, Charles Roven, Pam Coats and Allison Abbate are serving as producers.

Gina Rodriguez will voice Velma, while Will Forte will play Shaggy and Tracy Morgan will voice Captain Caveman — not part of the Scooby-Doo universe but a Hanna-Barbera character like the Scooby gang. Frank Welker will be voicing Scooby.

Also Read: Gina Rodriguez, Will Forte, Tracy Morgan Team Up for Animated Scooby-Doo Movie at Warner Bros

In the film, the Mystery Inc. group will team up with other members of the Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from Dick Dastardly.

The last “Scooby” film to hit theaters was “Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed” in 2004. That film made $84.2 million at the box office.
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Live+3 Ratings for the Week of March 11: ‘This Is Us’ Tops ‘The Bachelor’ Finale

Live+3 Ratings for the Week of March 11: ‘This Is Us’ Tops ‘The Bachelor’ Finale
When it came to who won the Live+3 ratings race for the week of March 11, the rose went to “This Is Us” over “The Bachelor.”

The NBC drama beat the ABC reality show in both ratings and total viewers in delayed viewing, with a 3.0 rating and 11.5 million viewers for the former, and an average rating of 2.7 and 9.5 million viewers for latter across its two-hour finale special.

The Voice” slotted into third place in the ratings with a 2.5, followed by a duo of ABC medical procedurals in “The Good Doctor” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” which tied at 2.3

Elsewhere, the biggest gainers
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Here’s All the Horror Movie References We Found in ‘Us’ So Far (Photos)

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Here’s All the Horror Movie References We Found in ‘Us’ So Far (Photos)
With the release of “Us,” Jordan Peele has cemented his status as the next can’t-miss horror filmmaker. He’s also proven himself to be quite the horror expert, as he’s sprinkled in the most references to fright flicks we’ve seen since “American Horror Story.” Here are some of the references and inspirations we caught. (Warning: Minor Spoilers!)

At the start of the film, we see a commercial for “Hands Across America” on an old Crt flanked by several VHS tapes. One of the tapes is for the movie “C.H.U.D.,” which stands for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers. While the Tethered aren’t seen eating the bodies of those they kill, the parallel to monsters that live in the sewers turns out to be very appropriate.

The Crt intro is also used by another recently released horror film, “Climax,” which premiered in Cannes last year and is in theaters now.
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