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‘Tulsa King’ Renewed for Season 2, Premiere Ratings Top ‘House of the Dragon’

‘Tulsa King’ Renewed for Season 2, Premiere Ratings Top ‘House of the Dragon’
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Sylvester Stallone is going back to Oklahoma.

Paramount+ has renewed its series Tulsa King for a second season.

The latest series from producer Taylor Sheridan scored big ratings after it was given a special Paramount Network preview after an episode of Yellowstone.

According to Nielsen numbers provided by Paramount, the numbers bested HBO’s House of the Dragon as cable’s highest-rated series debut this year, scoring 3.7 million viewers, including delayed viewing (and, obviously, a lead-in of 8 million viewers from Yellowstone helped).

Tulsa King scored as the number one new series of the year, topping all others including the Game of Thrones sequel House of the Dragon,” said Paramount Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios president and CEO Chris McCarthy. “With its preview on Paramount Network, and on Paramount+, it shattered records, driving us to our biggest new signup day in history — which
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Olivia Colman ‘Proud’ of ‘Heartstopper’ Co-Star Kit Connor for Coming Out as Bisexual, Blasts ‘People Who Bullied Him’ on Social Media (Exclusive)

Olivia Colman ‘Proud’ of ‘Heartstopper’ Co-Star Kit Connor for Coming Out as Bisexual, Blasts ‘People Who Bullied Him’ on Social Media (Exclusive)
Olivia Colman has “Heartstopper” co-star Kit Connor’s back.

Eighteen-year-old Connor recently came out as bisexual after he was relentlessly questioned on social media about his sexuality. Colman, who plays his mother on the Netflix series, shared at the L.A. premiere of her buzzy new drama “Empire of Light” that she is “so proud” of Connor.

“I am so proud of him, but I am not proud of how people bullied him,” Colman told Variety on Thursday night. “I think people should be allowed to have their own journey.

“But I’m incredibly proud of him as a young
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Manifest's Return Tops Nielsen Streaming Chart, Andor Exits Top 10

Manifest's Return Tops Nielsen Streaming Chart, Andor Exits Top 10
Manifest topped Nielsen’s latest U.S. ranking of streaming originals with the release of the first half of its final season.

The NBC-turned-Netflix drama amassed nearly 1.4 billion minutes viewed across its 52-episode library during the week of Oct. 31, followed by Netflix’s Love Is Blind (up two spots with 1.2 billion minutes viewed/38 total episodes).

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The Midnight Club Cancelled at Netflix After Co-Creator Inks Amazon Deal

The Midnight Club Cancelled at Netflix After Co-Creator Inks Amazon Deal
The Midnight Club has told its final tale. The supernatural thriller has been cancelled at Netflix, mere hours after it was reported that series co-creator Mike Flanagan, along with Trevor Macy, has signed a production deal — via their Intrepid Pictures — with Amazon Studios.

The Wrap was first to report the news.

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Based on Christopher Pike’s 1994 novel — and co-created by The Haunting of Bly Manor
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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Brad William Henke Dead at 56

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Brad William Henke Dead at 56
Brad William Henke, the actor known for roles like Desi Piscatella, the prison guard in Orange Is the New Black, has died at the age of 56. A representative for the actor revealed he died in his sleep on Tuesday, November 27, but no cause of death was revealed. “Brad was an incredibly kind man of joyous energy,” Matt DelPiano, Henke’s manager, told TMZ. “A very talented actor, he loved being a part of this community….and we loved him back. Our thoughts are with his wife and family.” Brad William Henke in Orange Is the New Black (Credit: JoJo Whilden / ©Netflix / courtesy Everett Collection) Before taking on Hollywood, the actor was a professional football player for the Denver Broncos, playing in Super Bowl Xxiv in 1990, but he retired in 1994 after sustaining multiple injuries. This marked his transition to acting, which saw him taking on parts small parts in a wide
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Mike Flanagan’s ‘Midnight Club’ Canceled by Netflix After One Season

Mike Flanagan’s ‘Midnight Club’ Canceled by Netflix After One Season
Netflix’s “The Midnight Club” has been canceled after one season, Variety has learned.

The cancellation comes on the heels of executive producers Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy exiting their overall deal at Netflix for a new pact with Amazon Studios.

The Haunting of Hill House” and “Midnight Mass” mastermind Flanagan turned his attention to a younger audience for “Midnight Club,” his first YA series, adapting the work of author Christopher Pike for the show about terminally ill teens living at Brightcliffe Hospice — a place with many a supernatural mystery to it.

The Midnight Club,” which launched Oct. 7, consisted of 10 episodes,
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‘Dune: The Sisterhood’: HBO Max Adds Mark Strong & More to Cast

‘Dune: The Sisterhood’: HBO Max Adds Mark Strong & More to Cast
The cast of HBO Max‘s Dune spinoff series, Dune: The Sisterhood, continues to grow as Mark Strong, Jade Anouka, and Chris Mason join the ensemble as production begins in Budapest. Unlike the blockbuster Denis Villeneuve film based on Frank Herbert’s novel, which is currently filming the sequel, Dune: Part Two — the series is set 10,000 years before Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet) ascends to power. Instead, it follows the Harkonnen Sisters as they combine powers to take down humankind, establishing the mythical cult known as Bene Gesserit. (Credit: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for BFI; Emma McIntyre/Getty Images) Strong, Anouka, and Mason join the ever-expanding cast, which already includes Emily Watson (Chernobyl) and Shirley Henderson (Happy Valley) as the powerful sister duo Valya Harkonnen and Tula Harkonnen, Indira Varma as Empress Natalya, and Travis Fimmel as charismatic soldier Desmond Hart. According toDeadline, Strong has been cast as Emperor Javicco Corrino,
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‘Slow Horses’ Season 2: Gary Oldman and Jack Lowden Discuss Upcoming Season Ahead of December Premiere (TV News Roundup)

‘Slow Horses’ Season 2: Gary Oldman and Jack Lowden Discuss Upcoming Season Ahead of December Premiere (TV News Roundup)
The second season of Apple TV+’s “Slow Horses” is premiering Dec. 2, and the streamer has shared a featurette that includes a conversation between series stars Gary Oldman and Jack Lowden. The two discuss the arcs of their respective characters, Jackson Lamb and River Cartwright, and how they’ve approached their roles and interactions with one another throughout the show, while previewing the upcoming season.

The espionage drama, whose first season premiered in April, follows a dysfunctional team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 known as Slough House. Oldman’s Lamb is the leader of the spies,
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Daredevil: Born Again: Disney+ Marvel Series Adds Michael Gandolfini to Cast

Daredevil: Born Again: Disney+ Marvel Series Adds Michael Gandolfini to Cast
Michael Gandolfini, who starred as a young Tony Soprano in the Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark, might be headed to Marvel next.

The actor has reportedly been cast in the upcoming Disney+ series Daredevil: Born Again, according to our sister site Deadline. No character details have been released so far.

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Born Again, which is
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‘Under the Bridge’: Riley Keough to Headline Hulu Series

‘Under the Bridge’: Riley Keough to Headline Hulu Series
Riley Keough is set to headline and executive produce Hulu’s upcoming series, Under The Bridge, according to Deadline. The show is based on Rebecca Godfrey’s best-selling true-crime novel of the same name. Godfrey had been in development on the project with the streamer before she passed away from lung cancer in October 2022. Keough will play Godfrey in the series — which looks at how the author gained the trust of the killers of 14-year-old Reena Virk, the Canadian teen who died of a brutal beating and drowning death after enduring years of relentless bullying. (Credit: Amazon) When the crime was committed in 1997, Godfrey was a young writer herself, which allowed the seven teenage girls and a boy accused of the murder to open up to her in ways they weren’t otherwise willing to. This gave Godfrey unprecedented access, but also drew her much closer to the case and
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Trevor Noah Was Mistaken for The Weeknd at a Basketball Game: ‘Screw You’

Trevor Noah Was Mistaken for The Weeknd at a Basketball Game: ‘Screw You’
Trevor Noah had to correct a so-called fan for insisting that he was The Weeknd.

The “Daily Show” host had to correct the fan that he was not in fact the “Often” singer, and recalled the story during an appearance on the “Today” show.

“This guy comes up to me in the stands, and he’s with his wife, and he said, ‘Hey man, can I get a picture?'” Noah said. “And I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, um, okay.’ Then he’s like, ‘You’re The Weekend, right?'”

The comedian continued, “I said, ‘No, I’m not The Weekend.’ And he’s like, ‘No, you’re The Weeknd.’ I said, ‘I’m not The Weekend, sir. So, we don’t need to take this picture, then.’ And he’s like, ‘You’re lying.'”

Noah added that the fan walked away while “confidently” telling his wife, “‘He’s lying.
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Oitnb's Brad William Henke Dead at 56

Oitnb's Brad William Henke Dead at 56
Brad William Henke, the NFL player-turned-actor who portrayed prison guard Desi Piscatella on Orange Is the New Black, has died at the age of 56.

“Brad was an incredibly kind man of joyous energy,” Henke’s manager Matt DelPiano said in a statement. “A very talented actor, he loved being a part of this community….and we loved him back. Our thoughts are with his wife and family.”

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Brad William Henke, Actor in ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘Justified’ and Former Football Pro, Dies at 56

Brad William Henke, Actor in ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘Justified’ and Former Football Pro, Dies at 56
Brad William Henke, the former NFL player known for his role as prison guard Desi Piscatella in “Orange Is the New Black,” has died. He was 56.

The actor died on Tuesday, according to a rep, but no cause was revealed.

Henke appeared in Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” as Desi Piscatella, a gay corrections officer at Litchfield Penitentiary who served as the main antagonist of Season 4 and 5. He shared a SAG Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series in 2017.

He had a lead role in the series “Going to California,” which ran for one season,
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Sex Lives of College Girls Stars, EP Talk Kimberly and Jackson's Chemistry, What's Next After Their [Spoiler]

Sex Lives of College Girls Stars, EP Talk Kimberly and Jackson's Chemistry, What's Next After Their [Spoiler]
Warning: The following contains spoilers through The Sex Lives of College Girls Season 2, Episode 6. Proceed at your own risk!

The Sex Lives of College Girls‘ Kimberly has landed another campus hottie.

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In Thursday’s episodes, the coed got locked out of her room after a medical procedure that left her feeling not so great. Thankfully, Jackson, the stud next door, sweetly came to her rescue,
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Nielsen Streaming Top 10: ‘Manifest’ Reigns at No. 1 Following Season 4 Premiere on Netflix

Nielsen Streaming Top 10: ‘Manifest’ Reigns at No. 1 Following Season 4 Premiere on Netflix
Manifest” returns to Nielsen’s Streaming Top 10 chart during the Oct. 31-Nov. 6 viewing window at No. 1 following the Season 4 premiere on Netflix. Within the new installment’s first three days of availability, the series garnered 1.37 billion minutes viewed.

As previously reported, the series, which originally aired on NBC, was canceled in 2018 before it was saved by Netflix. After seasons 1-3 were added to Netflix during the summer of 2021, the streamer picked up the fantasy drama for a fourth and final season –– the first part of which premiered on Nov. 4.

According Nielsen’s measurements, three-quarters of the show’s audience was
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Canada’s CBC Rebrands Under One Entertainment Banner, Embraces New Diverse Direction

Canada’s CBC Rebrands Under One Entertainment Banner, Embraces New Diverse Direction
Canadian public broadcaster CBC has pulled back the curtain on its new strategic direction, detailing its diverse new content, an entertainment consolidation and rebrand, and a new Fast channel in conjunction with its news division.

At the Nov. 30 event at Toronto’s Massey Hall, hosted by “Kim’s Convenience” and “Run the Burbs” star Andrew Phung, the broadcaster explained that all entertainment content, including streaming, linear and podcasts, now lives under the CBC Entertains umbrella. Combined, CBC Entertains and CBC News is the company’s two-pronged approach designed to engage and amplify new voices in Canada — for all Canadians.

“Everybody knows CBC News,
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‘The Mandalorian’ & Grogu Set Return With Season 3 Premiere Date at Disney+

‘The Mandalorian’ & Grogu Set Return With Season 3 Premiere Date at Disney+
Star Wars fans are getting their first update regarding the latest season of Disney+‘s hit series The Mandalorian since September’s D23 Convention when the teaser trailer was released. It’s time to bust out your calendars and mark the date because The Mandalorian Season 3 will officially arrive on the streamer beginning Wednesday, March 1, 2023. The news was announced via social media, where Disney+ captioned a new image featuring Din Djarin, a.k.a. Mando (Pedro Pascal), and Grogu, known best by fans as Baby Yoda. “The Mandalorian and Grogu return March 1, only on @DisneyPlus,” the social media account declared. The Mandalorian and Grogu return March 1, only on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/99K7JiDlbH — Disney+ (@DisneyPlus) December 1, 2022 Earlier this year, viewers got a first peek at the action ahead with a new teaser trailer featuring everyone’s favorite duo alongside costars Katee Sackhoff, Amy Sedaris, Giancarlo Esposito, and Emily Swallow,
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‘Irreverent’ Boss on ‘Complicated Mess’ of Mack & Piper’s Situation After Season 1

‘Irreverent’ Boss on ‘Complicated Mess’ of Mack & Piper’s Situation After Season 1
[Warning: The below contains Major spoilers for Irreverent Season 1.] Major Chicago trouble is coming to Clump… if there’s an Irreverent Season 2, that is. The first season of the comedic thriller ended with mob-mediator-turned-fake-reverend Paulo/Mack’s (Colin Donnell) secret out to local cop Piper (Kylie Bracknell), but the hitman sent after him dead. However, there’s a new threat heading their way: Antoinette. So what could come next if the series is renewed? TV Insider turned to creator Paddy Macrae for answers. Did you know from the beginning how you wanted to leave the season off with Piper knowing the truth and basically holding Mack’s future in her hands? Paddy Macrae: Not right at the beginning. We had a pretty good idea a fair way into development, and we were working very closely with Peacock on all those scripts, of course, and debating the end forever, which was a lot of fun actually, because there’s a
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Gossip Girl Returns: Get the Story Behind Monet's 'Satisfying,' Overdue Power Grab in Season 2 Premiere

Gossip Girl Returns: Get the Story Behind Monet's 'Satisfying,' Overdue Power Grab in Season 2 Premiere
Monet de Haan’s ascension to power has been one of Gossip Girl‘s more frustrating slow burns, but the fandom’s collective patience is finally rewarded in the show’s second season premiere, which ends with a fiery declaration of war.

In the first of two episodes now streaming on HBO Max, Julien’s decision to rethink her future as an influencer comes as a slap in the face to Monet, whose tireless efforts were largely responsible for the success of her personal brand.

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Mike Flanagan & Trevor Macy Sign Amazon Deal — What Does It Mean for ‘The Midnight Club’?

Mike Flanagan & Trevor Macy Sign Amazon Deal — What Does It Mean for ‘The Midnight Club’?
Horror collaborators Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy are heading to a new streaming home as they sign a multi-year deal with Amazon Studios. According to Deadline, the pair responsible for shows like The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass will create exclusive content for Amazon Studios, developing and producing projects via their Intrepid Pictures company with titles exclusively streaming on Prime Video. “Mike and Trevor are remarkable at telling immersive, suspenseful stories that masterfully keep audiences engaged from start to finish,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios said in a statement shared by Deadline. “We are excited to welcome them to Amazon Studios and are looking forward to our global customers experiencing their genre-bending creativity.” (Credit: Netflix) The news may come as a surprise to some fans who are used to tuning in to Netflix for Flanagan and Macy’s collaborations over the past several years.
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