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Matt Reeves, ‘Dunkirk’ Star Fionn Whitehead and Stampede Ventures Team for Quibi Series About Fake News in the 2016 Election (Exclusive)

Matt Reeves, ‘Dunkirk’ Star Fionn Whitehead and Stampede Ventures Team for Quibi Series About Fake News in the 2016 Election (Exclusive)
Quibi is making a series about fake news and its impact on the 2016 presidential election.

The short-form content platform has issued a series order for “Clickbait” (working title), which tells the true story of a group of Macedonian teenagers who made a fortune creating fake news in the run-up to the 2016 election. “Clickbait” will explore the profound effect their work had on the American election and on their own lives. “The Batman” director Matt Reeves is on board to executive produce alongside Ann Ruark (“Boy Erased”).

Dunkirk” and “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” alum Fionn Whitehead headlines the cast as Niko, one of the Macedonian teenage ringleaders.
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Netflix Renews Mindy Kaling’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ for Season 2

Netflix Renews Mindy Kaling’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ for Season 2
Netflix has renewed Mindy Kaling’s coming-of-age comedy “Never Have I Ever” for a second season, which is slated to stream in 2021.

Never Have I Ever” follows the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian-American teenage girl. The series stars Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi, an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations, according to its official logline.

In addition to Ramakrishnan, “Never Have I Ever” stars Poorna Jagannathan as Nalini, Richa Moorjani as Kamala, Jaren Lewison as Ben, Darren Barnet as Paxton Hall-Yoshida, Lee Rodriguez as Fabiola and Ramona Young as Eleanor.

Also Read: 'Never Have I Ever' Star Darren Barnet on Whether Devi Should Choose Paxton or Ben (Video)

TheWrap spoke with Barnet shortly after Season 1 launched about the love triangle between Devi, her popular friend Paxton, and her former sworn enemy Ben.

“Paxton, I think, really does show
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‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Renewed for Season 11 at HBO

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Renewed for Season 11 at HBO
Curb Your Enthusiasm” has been renewed for an eleventh season at HBO.

The show stars “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David as a heightened version of himself. Season 10 also starred Susie Essman, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Richard Lewis, J.B. Smoove, and Ted Danson. The series is famously shot without a script and cast members are given scene outlines and improvise lines as they go.

“Believe me, I’m as upset about this as you are,” David said. “One day I can only hope that HBO will come to their senses and grant me the cancellation I so richly deserve.”

Curb Your Enthusiasm
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‘Ozark’ Renewed for Fourth and Final Season at Netflix

‘Ozark’ Renewed for Fourth and Final Season at Netflix
Ozark” has been renewed for Season 4 at Netflix, with the new season also being the show’s last.

The fourth season will consist of 14 episodes, with the first three seasons having been 10 episodes each. Season 4 will be split into two parts consisting of seven episodes each.

“We’re so happy Netflix recognized the importance of giving ‘Ozark’ more time to end the Byrdes’ saga right,” showrunner Chris Mundy said. “It’s been such a great adventure for all of us — both on screen and off — so we’re thrilled to get the chance to bring it home in the most fulfilling way possible.
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Carl Reiner, Comedy Legend and ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Creator, Dies at 98

Carl Reiner, Comedy Legend and ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Creator, Dies at 98
Carl Reiner, the writer, producer, director and actor who was part of Sid Caesar’s legendary team and went on to create “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and direct several hit films, has died. He was 98.

He died of natural causes on Monday night at his home in Beverly Hills, his assistant Judy Nagy confirmed to Variety.

Reiner, the father of filmmaker and activist Rob Reiner, was the winner of nine Emmy awards, including five for “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” His most popular films as a director included “Oh God,” starring George Burns, in 1977; “The Jerk,” with Steve Martin,
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BET Awards Draw 3.7 Million Viewers Across BET, CBS and BET Her

BET Awards Draw 3.7 Million Viewers Across BET, CBS and BET Her
The 2020 BET Awards drew 3.7 million total viewers across the BET, CBS and BET Her simulcast. More than half of those came from CBS.

“For 20 years, the ‘BET Awards’ has stood as the ultimate celebration of Black Culture on television. With all that is happening in 2020, it was crucial now more-than-ever to deliver an unforgettable show filled with powerful artistry, ingenious innovation, and compelling social commentary,” said Scott Mills, president of BET. “We are incredibly grateful to the amazing artists, and our extraordinary executive producers, Connie Orlando and Jesse Collins, who partnered to create a celebration, unlike any other, that so powerfully reflects the heart, mind, and soul of Black Culture and Black America at this critical moment in history.”

Amanda Seales hosted the virtual ceremony, which featured performances by Alicia Keys, Anderson .Paak Black Thought, Chloe X Halle, Chuck D, DaBaby, D Smoke, Flavor Flav, Jahi, Jay Rock, Jennifer Hudson,
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Claire Danes and Damian Lewis on the Secrets of ‘Homeland’ and Brody’s Death

Claire Danes and Damian Lewis on the Secrets of ‘Homeland’ and Brody’s Death
Claire Danes just wrapped an eight-season run on “Homeland” with her character, Carrie Mathison, seeming in the end to have betrayed her nation — only to reveal a twist in the series’ final moments. It’s a character turn rooted in her deep history with late love Brody, played by Damian Lewis. For five seasons, the British actor has brought moral ambiguity and brash likability to “Billions” as hedge-fund mogul Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. Lewis spoke with Danes from his car, after having to drive away from his home in the English countryside to get a better Wi-Fi connection. They talked to
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This Is Us' Mandy Moore Breaks Down Rebecca's Evolution Through the Years

This Is Us' Mandy Moore Breaks Down Rebecca's Evolution Through the Years
By virtue of the fact that This Is Us plays with time, many of the actors on the show get to play different versions of their character, depending on what period an episode is set in. However, no one has gotten to explore their character through as many stages as their life as Mandy Moore

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‘His Dark Materials’ Firm Anton and Ex-bbc Executive Tobi De Graff Launch Beiboot

‘His Dark Materials’ Firm Anton and Ex-bbc Executive Tobi De Graff Launch Beiboot
Sebastien Raybaud’s production and financing company Anton, whose credits include “McMafia” and “His Dark Materials,” and Tobi de Graaff, former BBC Studios director of commissioning and co-production, are partnering to launch Beiboot Representation, which will develop, package and finance high-end television, with a focus on European-produced premium content.

The London-based joint-venture, fully backed by Anton, will be platform agnostic and therefore able to partner with any creator, producer, broadcaster, platform or distributor on the development and packaging of top-tier projects.

Founded by Raybaud in 2011, Anton has co-financed international hit features such as the “Paddington” franchise, “Non-Stop” and “Shaun the Sheep.
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If You Like Wynonna Earp, You Should Watch Netflix's Warrior Nun

If You Like Wynonna Earp, You Should Watch Netflix's Warrior Nun
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There aren't many shows like Wynonna Earp out there, but while you wait for the first six episodes of Season 4 to debut later this month on Syfy, you should check out Netflix's new supernatural show Warrior Nun, which has a similarly wild premise. 

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Global Bulletin: October’s Mipcom Adapts to New Normal, No Parties

Global Bulletin: October’s Mipcom Adapts to New Normal, No Parties
Reed Midem head of television Laurine Garaude joined presenter Justin Crosby on TV industry news review podcast TellyCast where the two discussed the current state of Mipcom, set to be one of the first major global marketplaces to return to an in-person format when it kicks off in Cannes this October.

Predictably, much of the conversation focused on health and safety concerns, and Garaude outlined some ways Mipcom is adapting, while acknowledging that other changes are likely to come in the intervening months.

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Best New Shows and Movies on Netflix This Week: The Baby-Sitters Club, Ju-On: Origins

Best New Shows and Movies on Netflix This Week: The Baby-Sitters Club, Ju-On: Origins
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What are the best new shows and movies out on Netflix this week? I'm glad you asked, because here is a list of all the best new shows and movies released on Netflix the week of July 3-9.

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The Crown: Lesley Manville Cast as Princess Margaret in Final Season

The Crown: Lesley Manville Cast as Princess Margaret in Final Season
Princess Margaret is getting a royal makeover ahead of The Crown‘s fifth and final season.

The Netflix drama has tapped Academy Award-nominated actress Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) to play Queen Elizabeth II’s sister, succeeding Vanessa Kirby (who originated the role in Seasons 1 and 2) and Helena Bonham-Carter (who assumed the part in Seasons 3 and 4).

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Manville joins the previously cast Imelda Staunton, who
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M6 Group Acquires ‘Belle and Sebastien’ Production Outfit Epithete Films

M6 Group Acquires ‘Belle and Sebastien’ Production Outfit Epithete Films
M6 Group, the second biggest commercial network in France, has acquired Epithete Films, a Paris-based production company boasting a catalogue of 25 feature films, including the hit family adventure franchise “Belle and Sébastien.”

The banner’s library also includes Gilles Legrand’s “Malabar Princess,” “Tu seras mon fils” and Patrice Leconte’s “Ridicule.” Epithete Films is headed by Frédéric Brillion and Legrand.

“With this targeted acquisition, M6 Group continues the consolidation of its activities of distribution of audiovisual rights by extending its catalogue, which now contains more than 1,300 feature films,” said M6 Group in a statement.

Like other TV networks in France and elsewhere,
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BBC to Cut 450 Jobs Across Regional Services

BBC to Cut 450 Jobs Across Regional Services
U.K. public service broadcaster the BBC will cut 450 jobs across English regional TV news, local radio and online news.

The cuts could save £25 million ($31.2 million) by 2022. In June, the BBC had offered some staff – those working in roles related to its “public service” commitments – the option of taking voluntary redundancy.

A BBC spokesperson told Variety at the time that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic meant the BBC needed to make £125 million ($141 million) of savings this financial year. A third of the corporation’s costs are from human resources.

The corporation had previously announced 450 redundancies that were subsequently put on hold.
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Ford Drives Into Ad ‘Roadblock’ on Disney TV Networks

Ford Drives Into Ad ‘Roadblock’ on Disney TV Networks
At a time when automakers have cut back on ad spending, Ford Motor Co. will rev its marketing engines for a unique commercial alliance with Walt Disney’s video properties.

The large U.S. advertiser intends to unveil its new line of Broncos with short films slated to be broadcast in the first commercial break of the 8 p.m. hour on Monday, July 13 on Disney’s ABC broadcast network and its ESPN and National Geographic cable outlets. The films will subsequently be made available for viewing on Hulu, the company’s ad-supported streaming service, on July 14.

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Britain’s Princess Anne to Be Focus of Documentary for 70th Birthday

Britain’s Princess Anne to Be Focus of Documentary for 70th Birthday
U.K. broadcaster ITV has ordered a documentary about Princess Anne, the daughter of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, ahead of her 70th birthday on Aug. 15.

Anne was the first daughter of a British monarch to go to school, the first British royal Olympian, and the first child of a monarch to insist her children were titled “Mr.” and “Miss.”

Directed by Ian Denyer (“Victoria & Albert: The Royal Wedding”), the 90-minute documentary had unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the princess’ public and private life, and features unseen family footage and conversations with the princess, her children, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall,
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Drama Series Streamer Walter Presents Makes Russia Start

Drama Series Streamer Walter Presents Makes Russia Start
Boutique international streamer Walter Presents has inked a two-year deal with Russian premium SVOD service Start, and will be available in the territory from early July.

Walter Presents, which specializes in non-English language programming, will launch on the service with a 100-hour collection encompassing 11 first-run series. This will grow to 400 hours. Shows available to Russian viewers include Belgian comedy crime drama “Professor T,” International Emmy-nominated Chilean HBO thriller series “Fugitives,” French psychological thrillers “Kepler(s)” and “Stalk,” Swedish thriller “Box 21,” Norwegian drama “Young and Promising,” Dutch crime drama “The Blood Pact” and gritty Belgian thriller “Code 37: Sex Crimes.”

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‘Phantom Thread’ Actor Lesley Manville Cast as Princess Margaret in ‘The Crown’

‘Phantom Thread’ Actor Lesley Manville Cast as Princess Margaret in ‘The Crown’
Lesley Manville, Oscar nominated for “Phantom Thread,” will take over from Helena Bonham-Carter in the role of Princess Margaret in the final season of Netflix series “The Crown,” winner of several Emmys.

“I could not be happier to be playing Princess Margaret,” Manville said in a quote on “The CrownTwitter feed. “The baton is being passed on from two formidable actresses and I really don’t want to let the side down. Furthermore to play siblings with my dear friend Imelda Staunton will be nothing short of a complete joy.”

Staunton was announced in the role of Queen Elizabeth II in January,
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‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Coming Back with Two New Seasons, Spin-Offs, and Specials

‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Coming Back with Two New Seasons, Spin-Offs, and Specials
Beavis and Butt-Head” is coming back. Heh heh heh.

Comedy Central has announced a new deal with original series creator Mike Judge to reimagine MTV’s classic animated comedy. The network has ordered two seasons of the new series, which promises “meta-themes relatable to both new and old fans – Gen X parents and their Gen Z kids.” The deal also includes additional spin-offs and specials but specifics about those projects — as well as the release date for the upcoming two-season revival — are still under wraps

As with the original series, Judge will write and produce the series as well as voice the two dim-witted protagonists.

“We are thrilled to be working with Mike Judge and the great team at 3 Arts again as we double down on Adult Animation at Comedy Central” Chris McCarthy, president of Entertainment & Youth Group, said in a statement. “Beavis and Butt-Head were a defining voice of a generation,
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