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‘Claws’ Renewed for 4th and Final Season at TNT

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‘Claws’ Renewed for 4th and Final Season at TNT
Claws” is coming to an end. TNT renewed the drama series for a fourth and final season Tuesday.

“For the past three seasons, Claws has handled delicate and culturally relevant themes like race, class, gender, age and sexual orientation with grace and humor via superb storytelling,” said Brett Weitz, General Manager for TNT, TBS and truTV. “Fans cherish the over-the-top Clawsian moments that have defined its run, and we will do them justice as we wrap up the tale of Desna and her crew.”

A premiere date for Season 4 has not yet been set. Season 3 recently finished airing in August.

The series is described as following the queenly rise of Desna Simms (Niecy Nash), who, alongside her crew of manicurists from the Nail Artisans of Manatee County salon, rises to power in the crime world
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Ava DuVernay Teams With HBO Max For ‘DMZ’ Pilot; DC Comic Depicts New American Civil War

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Ava DuVernay Teams With HBO Max For ‘DMZ’ Pilot; DC Comic Depicts New American Civil War
Hot off a big Emmy win for When They See Us, Ava DuVernay is set to launch her second project based on a DC Comics property

Already primed to directed a big screen adaptation of Jack Kirby’s New Gods, as Deadline reported last year, Oscar nominee DuVernay is now getting behind the camera for HBO Max with the DMZ pilot the soon-to-be streamer has ordered.

Adapted from the Vertigo imprint published and Brian Wood written comic of a second American Civil War in the near future, the A Wrinkle in Time helmer will direct the project with showrunner and EpP Roberto Patino writing. Prophetically well timed if yesterday’s tweetstorm by Donald Trump is any roadmap, the Manhattan set DMZ will be produced by DuVernay’s Array Filmworks in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“DMZ is a special project to me as it marks a key collaboration with my company Array Filmworks,
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‘The Stand’: Nat Wolff Joins CBS All Access’ Stephen King Adaptation

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‘The Stand’: Nat Wolff Joins CBS All Access’ Stephen King Adaptation
Exclusive: Nat Wolff (Stella’s Last Weekend) has been cast opposite Alexander Skarsg?rd in The Stand, an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel at CBS All Access.

In addition to Skarsg?rd, Wolff joins James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Henry Zaga, Brad William Henke and Whoopi Goldberg in the drama, which is currently filming in Vancouver.

Wolff plays Lloyd Henreid, a petty criminal who becomes fiercely loyal to Randall Flagg, the Dark Man (Skarsg?rd).

Written by Josh Boone and Ben Cavell, The Stand is King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man (Skarsg?rd).

The
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HLN Will Re-Open ‘Forensic Files’ in Quest for True-Crime Content (Exclusive)

HLN Will Re-Open ‘Forensic Files’ in Quest for True-Crime Content (Exclusive)
HLN is about to shed light on one of TV’s great mysteries.

For nearly a decade, HLN has shown repeats of “Forensic Files,” a catch-the-bad-guy documentary series that hinges on investigators’ ability to find clues in the tiniest details, such as an errant long hair spotted at the murder scene or a small insect found on the victim’s corpse. The series is so popular that the network – a sister outlet to CNN – typically airs 65 to 70 hours of the reruns each week. And yet, for some reason, no one has ever added new episodes to the stack of hundreds that already exist.
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‘Jersey Shore’ Duo DJ Pauly D and Vinny to Star in Las Vegas-Set Docuseries for MTV

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‘Jersey Shore’ Duo DJ Pauly D and Vinny to Star in Las Vegas-Set Docuseries for MTV
Following the success of “Double Shot at Love,” the “Jersey Shore” duo of Paul Delvecchio (DJ Pauly D) and Vinny Guadagnino will star in a new docuseries for MTV set in Las Vegas.

“DJ Pauly and Vinny’s Vegas Pool Party” (working title) follows the two as they take over Las Vegas and give their friends a shot at the Vegas life.

Deadline first reported the news.

More to come…
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Kew Media Distribution Signs Distribution Deal With Participant

Kew Media Distribution has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with Participant, the L.A.-based company behind “Spotlight,” “Green Book” and “Roma,” to start handling global television and digital rights on some new projects from Participant.

As part of the deal, Kew Media will distribute Participant’s socially and politically engaged documentaries and narrative feature films, as well as content from Participant’s library.

Some titles listed in the deal include the Sundance Award winners “3-1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets” and “Circumstance,” the Oscar-nominated documentary “Food, Inc.,” the Emmy-nominated “Pressure Cooker,” and the SXSW Festival winner “The Great Invisible” and “The World According to Sesame Street.
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‘Insatiable’ Season 2 Trailer: Netflix’s Panned Dramedy Promises to Be ‘Messy’

A little over a year after it first dropped on Netflix, the Debby Ryan-led satirical dark dramedy “Insatiable” is returning for a second season. The series’ 10-episode order drops on Fri., October 11, and based on the trailer, it looks like it’s not going to let its critically-panned past hold it back.

“Don’t let the past drag you down,” beauty pageant coach Bob (Dallas Robert) tells his protege, Patty (Ryan). “We’re leaving all the drama behind.”

Of course, this line refers to the fact that Season 1 ended with Patty killing her boyfriend and Patty and Bob working to dispose of the evidence and body. (And now Patty’s rightfully a murder suspect.) But there’s a loaded meta context that naturally comes with that line, especially when it comes to the critical reception of this show.

“Insatiable’s” first season has a Certified Rotten score of 13% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes,
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This Is Us Recap: Kate's Demons Resurface, Kevin Makes a Choice

This Is Us Recap: Kate's Demons Resurface, Kevin Makes a Choice
Is there anything more sneakily heartbreaking than the passage of time?

There’s a sequence at the end of this week’s This Is Us that I found suddenly, devastatingly heartbreaking. Before you worry too much: No one died. No one broke up. No one revealed a terrible diagnosis or anything of the sort. The visual simply showed us The Big Three as little kids, curled up for a nap with their dad during Season 1’s “The Pool.” Then it juxtaposed that with a shot of the kids as preteens, each sitting on his or her own lounger, completely disinterested
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Ava DuVernay and Winston Duke Sign Up for New Projects as Peak TV’s Deal-a-Day Pace Continues

HBO Max is continuing to build out its television slate and has tapped Ava DuVernay to direct a pilot based on the “Dmz” comic series.

The original “Dmz” comic, which ran from 2005 to 2012, is set in a near-future Manhattan that has become a dangerous demilitarized zone during a second American civil war. The series touches on a handful of timely themes, including government corruption, foreign interventionism, and political divisiveness.

The Warner Bros. Television pilot will begin filming in early 2020. Robert Patino who has an overall deal with Warner Bros. TV, will serve as showrunner and executive producer. DuVernay signed a multi-year deal with the production company last year.

DuVernay is one of several renowned Hollywood creatives who is working on projects for HBO Max. Other television powerhouses, including Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”), Greg Berlanti (“Riverdale”), and Melissa Rosenberg (“Jessica Jones”) recently signed overall deals with Warner, and their
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The Voice Recap: Did You See a Potential Winner in Night 4's Blinds? — Plus, Cali Wilson's Coach Is [Spoiler]

The Voice Recap: Did You See a Potential Winner in Night 4's Blinds? — Plus, Cali Wilson's Coach Is [Spoiler]
As cliffhangers go, “Who shot J.R.?” it wasn’t. But it was still kinda fun that Monday’s episode of The Voice left us hanging, wondering whether Cali Wilson would choose John Legend, Blake Shelton or Gwen Stefani to be her coach. (Only Kelly Clarkson’s chair, you’ll recall, had remained unmoved during the contestant’s haunting rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.”)

Aand… at the top of the hour, we learned that Cali opted to go with Blake. From there, NBC’s sing-off put through five more acts to the Battles. But, were any of them strong
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NCIS Recap: Ziva Drops a Bombshell — Plus, Does Tony Know She's Alive?

The Resurrection of Ziva David continued this Tuesday on NCIS, as the team did its best to discern Sahar’s endgame — with surprising results. Plus,we got the answer to the million-dollar question: Does Dinozzo know Tali’s ima is alive?

Having gotten the drop on Sahar at the end of the season opener, it turns out that Ziva did not follow through on her want to ice her pursuer. Instead, she and Gibbs dragged Sahar to a local sheriff’s office, before getting choppered back to NCIS. While Ziva retreated to Gibbs’ basement for a reunion with Ducky, Gibbs
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Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello Take the Stage for iHeartRadio’s TV Special

Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello Take the Stage for iHeartRadio’s TV Special
Miley Cyrus’ covers of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, Camila Cabello’s performances of brand new singles “Liar” and “Shameless,” and several surprise collaborations were just a few highlights from the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival, which will air as a two-night television special on the CW tonight (Oct. 1) and tomorrow (Oct. 2) from 8 to 10 p.m.

The event, held on Sept. 20 and 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, was hosted by Ryan Seacrest and also featured performances by Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Cage The Elephant, Chance The Rapper, Def Leppard, French Montana, Halsey, Heart, H.E.R., Hootie & The Blowfish, Marshmello with Special Guest Kane Brown,
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TBS, TNT General Manager Brett Weitz Adds TruTV to Purview

WarnerMedia’s Brett Weitz is officially adding another domain to his purview: the general manager of TBS and TNT has now been tasked with overseeing TruTV, and will manage all three networks and steer the creative executive teams and development for TBS, TNT and TruTV in Los Angeles and New York.

Additionally, Thom Hinkle, most recently executive vice president of original programming at TBS, has been elevated to the role of head of original content for the cable trio.

“Brett and Thom transformed TBS into an Emmy? award-winning, premiere comedy destination, and will continue to shape the identities of all three of these top-rated networks,
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Backstage at the iHeartRadio Festival With Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello

Backstage at the iHeartRadio Festival With Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello
Miley Cyrus’ covers of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, Camila Cabello’s performances of brand new singles “Liar” and “Shameless,” and several surprise collaborations were just a few highlights from the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival, which will air as a two-night television special on the CW tonight (Oct. 1) and tomorrow (Oct. 2) from 8 to 10 p.m.

The event, held on Sept. 20 and 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, was hosted by Ryan Seacrest and featured performances by Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Cage The Elephant, Chance The Rapper, Def Leppard, French Montana, Halsey, Heart, H.E.R., Hootie & The Blowfish, Marshmello with Special Guest Kane Brown,
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TV News Roundup: Television Academy Announces Winners of the 71st Engineering Emmy Awards

In today’s TV news roundup, Tinder offers a first look at “Swipe Night” and the Television Academy announces the recipients of the 71st Engineering Emmy Awards.

First Looks

Tinder released the trailer for its upcoming interactive series entitled “Swipe Night.“ The show follows four characters (including the audience) on their journey to the end of the world after discovering they have three hours left to live. As the four-episode story unfolds, members will be faced with moral dilemmas and choices as viewers decide what happens next. The series is written by Nicole Delaney (“Big Mouth”) and Brandon Zuck (“Five Points
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Chicago Fire Video: Casey and Severide Scope Out a Shadowhunters Alum

Chicago Fire Video: Casey and Severide Scope Out a Shadowhunters Alum
Is Shadowhunters vet Alberto Rosende just what the Chicago Fire team needs?

The actor makes his debut as firefighter Blake Gallo in this Wednesday’s episode (NBC, 9/8c), and he quickly makes an impression on Firehouse 51’s leaders — for better or for worse. In TVLine’s exclusive sneak peek, Casey is impressed after a meeting with Blake at Molly’s, but Severide has some concerns regarding the candidate’s risky behavior at a recent rescue.

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‘Claws’ to End After Fourth Season

‘Claws’ to End After Fourth Season
It’s only Tuesday, but longtime producing partners Rashida Jones and partner Will McCormack are already having quite the eventful week. This morning, it was announced that the TNT series “Claws” — executive produced by the duo’s Le Train Train production company — was renewed for its fourth and final season. But apparently where one show ends, another begins, as Variety reported that AMC has just picked up a new pilot executive-produced by the pair — the quite pointedly titled “Kevin Can Go F— Himself” — to series.

Created by Eliot Lawrence (“Welcome to Me”) with Sharon Lee Watson (“Chicago P.D.”) and Emily Silver (“Bones”) functioning as showrunners, the flamboyant and sometimes surreal “Claws” originally premiered in June 2017 and stars Emmy nominee Niecy Nash as Desna Simms, an entrepreneur and leader of a crew of strip mall nail technicians-turned-mobsters in the trashy coastal Florida town of Palmetto (aka “Palmghetto”). Rounding out the ensemble
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9-1-1 Fans Rally Around Christopher After Dramatic Tsunami Cliffhanger: 'He Must Be Protected At All Costs!'

9-1-1 Fans Rally Around Christopher After Dramatic Tsunami Cliffhanger: 'He Must Be Protected At All Costs!'
With a deadly tsunami tearing through the streets of Los Angeles, it felt like no one was safe on Monday’s 9-1-1. But as far as viewers are concerned, only one character absolutely must make it out alive next week: future astronaut (or maybe pirate) Christopher Diaz.

“Christopher must be protected at all costs,” writes one TVLine reader, while another adds, “My girls and I are going to [go] crazy this next week not knowing what happened to Christopher! He is one of our favorite characters. He must not die!!!” (That’s right, three exclamation points.) Suffice it to say,
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