‘Downward Dog’ Canceled by ABC After 1 Season (24 Jun 2017)

“Downward Dog” is being put to sleep. ABC has canceled the freshman comedy that launched in May, a network representative confirmed to TheWrap. Series co-creator Samm Hodges, who voiced the eponymous pooch, announced the news on Twitter on Friday with a message from himself and co-creator Michael Killen. “Got the very surprising news that ABC is not moving forward with ‘Downward Dog,'” the statement reads. “They loved it creatively and really wanted to make more, but couldn’t find a financial path to do so.” Also Read: 14 Shows That Were Canceled on Awful Cliffhangers (Photos) Hodges and Killen wrote »
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Syfy Orders George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ to Pilot (24 Jun 2017)

Syfy has ordered a pilot based on “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin’s novella “Nightflyers,” Variety has learned.
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Luke Grimes Starring in ‘Yellowstone’ With Kevin Costner (Exclusive) (24 Jun 2017)

Luke Grimes will star opposite Kevin Costner in “Yellowstone,” Variety has learned.
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Box Office: ‘Transformers 5’ Stumbles With $8.1 Million Thursday (24 Jun 2017)

“Transformers: The Last Knight” is looking very creaky as it lumbers towards its opening weekend.
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‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Aims for Production in 2018 (24 Jun 2017)

The much anticipated “Downton Abbey” movie project is moving forward, with the big screen adaptation of the period series set to head into production next year.
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Bill Maher Lobbies for New Holiday: ‘I Didn’t Reproduce Day’ (Video) (24 Jun 2017)

Now that we have had Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Bill Maher wants to set aside this Sunday to celebrate people who are neither with a new holiday that he’d like to call “I Didn’t Reproduce Day.” The “Real Time” comedian made it perfectly clear during Friday night’s show that he has nothing against having children because, after all, they are the “leaders of tomorrow.” But he thinks it’s time to celebrate single people with a holiday of their own. “We spent a lifetime being the cool aunts and uncles but while we celebrate everybody else nobody celebrates us, »
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Bill Maher Offers Support to Activist on ‘Anti-Muslim Extremist’ Watch List (24 Jun 2017)

Bill Maher has been called everything from racist to an Islamaphobe for his heated debates over the nature of Islam, but Friday night he found himself on the same side of the issue when counter-extremism expert, Maajid Nawaz, guested on his HBO show, “Real Time.” Nawaz, who is also the founder of anti-extremist think-tank Quilliam, announced his plan to file a crowd-funded defamation of character lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center (Splc), a nonprofit legal advocacy organization specializing in civil rights that put Nawaz on an “anti-Muslim extremists” list. “I’d like to be part of that crowd,” Maher said, »
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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ First Reactions: ‘Total Home Run’ (24 Jun 2017)

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” won’t have any trouble getting a date to the big dance: Early reactions hit the internet on Friday evening, and many in the superhero film press are deeply enmeshed in its charming web. “#SpiderManHomecoming gets it right. It’s gets it All right. It is the greatest, funniest, most exciting Spidey movie. A total home run,” tweeted Cinemablend’s Sean O’Connell after a New York City media screening. #SpiderManHomecoming gets it right. It's gets it All right. It is the greatest, funniest, most exciting Spidey movie. A total home run. — Sean O'Connell (@Sean_OConnell) June 24, 2017 Film critic Mike Ryan from Uproxx. »
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The Great British Baking Show Recap: Happy Babka (24 Jun 2017)

Never serve Paul Hollywood anything raw. »
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Stephen Colbert Announces His Possible 2020 Presidential Run on Russian TV (24 Jun 2017)

The Late Show host stopped by Russia’s Evening Urgant with the (probably fake) news. »
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Stephen Colbert Tells Russian Late-Night Show He’ll Run for President in 2020 (Video) (24 Jun 2017)

Stephen Colbert for President? The “Late Show” host said during an appearance on a Russian late-night show that he’d run for president in 2020. The CBS host made his announcement on “Evening Urgant,” a Russian show hosted by comedian Ivan Urgant. Colbert was in the country filming an upcoming episode of “The Late Show.” “I am here to announce that I am considering a run for president in 2020, and I thought it would be better to cut out the middle man and just tell the Russians myself,” Colbert said after taking several shots. “If anyone would like to work on. »
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‘Silicon Valley’s’ Haley Joel Osment on His Career Pivot, Tj Miller’s ‘Sad’ Exit (24 Jun 2017)

Haley Joel Osment plays a fun-loving character on “Silicon Valley” — and the actor himself is having a pretty good time these days, too. The former child star, now 29, is still perhaps best known for early-career roles in “The Sixth Sense” and “A.I.” But he’s quickly earning buzz for his turn as positive-to-a-fault Vr expert Keenan Feldspar on Season 4 of the HBO ensemble comedy. “I had a blast,” the actor told TheWrap about shooting his part on “Silicon Valley.” Also Read: 'Silicon Valley' Star Thomas Middleditch on Tj Miller's Exit: 'Lots of Things Could Have Been Done »
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George R.R. Martin's 'Nightflyers' Series Heads to Syfy (24 Jun 2017)

Game of Thrones may be leaving HBO following its eighth season, but another project from author George R.R. Martin will soon head to television: Syfy has ordered a pilot based on Martin's 1980 novella Nightflyers.
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‘Silicon Valley’ finale preview: Season 4 ends with dramatic showcase for star Thomas Middleditch (24 Jun 2017)

“Silicon Valley” concludes its fourth season Sunday, June 25 with an episode titled “Server Error” that is sure to factor into several Emmy races, including Best Comedy Actor for Thomas Middleditch. The first season finale “Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency” was nominated for its writing and production design. The second season finale “Two Days of the Condor” […] »
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Stephen Colbert Appears on Russian TV, Jokes About Presidential Run (24 Jun 2017)

Stephen Colbert made an appearance on Russian TV, where he appeared to jokingly mull a presidential run.
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CNN Resorts to Sketching White House Press Briefings, Draws Derision (24 Jun 2017)

In response to the White House press team’s troubling habit of refusing to do on-camera press briefings, CNN has found a workaround that also functions as a dry critique: It sent in a courtroom sketch artist. The images Friday provided a much-needed visual element for CNN, and also highlight the silliness of Trump Administration officials refusing to be seen speaking for the chief executive. (Accountability is important, given the president’s propensity for lying, which is meticulously documented here.) Asked this week why briefings are being held off-camera, Trump adviser Steve Bannon explained, “Sean got fat,” referring to embattled press secretary Sean Spicer. »
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