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Nic Pizzolatto And Matthew McConaughey Reteam For ‘Redeemer’ Drama Series At FX; ‘True Detective’ Duo Ink FX Productions & Fox 21 TV Studios Deals

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Nic Pizzolatto And Matthew McConaughey Reteam For ‘Redeemer’ Drama Series At FX; ‘True Detective’ Duo Ink FX Productions & Fox 21 TV Studios Deals
True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto and one of the hit HBO anthology series’ original stars Matthew McConaughey are reuniting for Redeemer, a drama series headlined by the Oscar winner, which has landed a script-to-series commitment at FX. In conjunction to the sale, Pizzolatto has signed an overall production deal with Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions and McConaughey has closed a first-look production deal with Fxp. FX, Fxp and 20th TV are all owned by Disney.

Created by Pizzolatto and inspired by Patrick Coleman’s debut novel The Churchgoer, Redeemer stars McConaughey as a minister-turned-dissolute security guard whose search for a missing woman in Texas leads him through a corruption-steeped criminal conspiracy, as his past and present impact and entwine around a mystery of escalating violence and deceit.

Pizzolatto and Texas native McConaughey executive produce Redeemer, which is produced by Fox 21 TV Studios and FX Productions.
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Emergence Finale Recap: Did Jo Foil Helen's Master Plan? (Plus, Grade It!)

Emergence Finale Recap: Did Jo Foil Helen's Master Plan? (Plus, Grade It!)
Emergence’s first (and potentially only) season ended Tuesday on a super cliffhanger-y note — but not every storyline was left unresolved. The finale finally brought The Dreaded Upload to fruition — and the result wasn’t as heartbreaking as you may have expected. Read on for the details of “Killshot Pt. 2”:

The episode picks up where last week’s left off, as Jo and Brooks attempt to escape the Plum Island facility where Helen has them cornered. In a worrying twist, Helen can now transform into a cloud of insect-like nanobots (?!), allowing her to travel through pipes and enter other rooms,
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This Is Us' Justin Hartley Talks Kevin's Surprising Hook-Up, Sophie's Faceless Fiancé and Directing the Next Ep

This Is Us' Justin Hartley Talks Kevin's Surprising Hook-Up, Sophie's Faceless Fiancé and Directing the Next Ep
This Is Us‘ Kevin realized this week exactly how much he cared for his ex-wife, Sophie, just as it became nearly certain that they will never be together again. To invoke a movie often referenced in Tuesday’s episode: How do you like them apples?

The hour found Kevin returning to Pittsburgh to attend Sophie’s mother’s funeral. While there, he reminisced about several pivotal moments in their relationship, including the night Jack died. And later, in a surprising turn of events, Kev slept with Madison — yes, that Madison — once he returned to Los Angeles. (Read a full recap here.
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How The ‘Arrow’ Series Finale Honors ‘The Completion of Oliver’s Mission’

How The ‘Arrow’ Series Finale Honors ‘The Completion of Oliver’s Mission’
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched the “Arrow” series finale.

In the aftermath of Oliver Queen’s (Stephen Amell) death, the CW’s “Arrow” ended with a relatively happy ending.

The post-“Crisis” world revealed that Oliver’s death had indeed been a spark that saved his city, which was now crime-free. Additionally, nearly everyone whom Oliver lost over the years — including his mother Moira (Susanna Thompson), best friend Tommy (Colin Donnell), and foe-turned-friend Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) — was revived. An exception to the rule was Oliver’s father, Robert (Jamey Sheridan), about whom the
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Arrow Drops Final Green Lantern Teases With Series Finale — Here's What It Means for Diggle's Arrowverse Future

Arrow Drops Final Green Lantern Teases With Series Finale — Here's What It Means for Diggle's Arrowverse Future
John Diggle’s future was certainly looking bright… and green… during Arrow‘s series finale on Tuesday.

As he was packing up to move with his family to Metropolis (!), a meteor crashed near Dig, slamming him against the moving van with its force. After shaking off the blow, Dig combed through the debris to discover a mysterious box, which, upon being opened, emitted a bright green light. But what exactly does that Green Lantern-esque glow signify for Dig’s life post-Arrow?

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Arrow EPs Break Down Series Finale's Closing Scene — And If the Arrowverse Will Ever See Oliver or Felicity Again

Arrow EPs Break Down Series Finale's Closing Scene — And If the Arrowverse Will Ever See Oliver or Felicity Again
If a show’s final moment says a lot about a series, then the Arrow series finale’s otherworldly closing scene could be translated as, “Meant to be.”

After being led by the Monitor in 2040 to reunite with Oliver, Felicity found herself transported to the afterlife, in the form of a familiar Queen Consolidated office. “Glad you could finally make it,” her husband sweetly greeted her. After a passionate and long-awaited kiss, Felicity joked that she thought the great beyond would look a little less like his old workplace.

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Arrow Series Finale: Who Nearly Missed Funeral? Did Laurel and [Spoiler] Hook Up? And More Burning Qs Answered

Arrow Series Finale: Who Nearly Missed Funeral? Did Laurel and [Spoiler] Hook Up? And More Burning Qs Answered
The CW’s Arrow wrapped its eight-season run on Tuesday with a series finale that paid tribute to (and was partially set in) the past… mined the present for big emotions… and planted seeds for several characters’ futures.

Weeks after the events of Crisis, Oliver’s friends and family — a resurfaced Thea, Roy and Rory/Ragman included — gathered in Star City for the hero’s private funeral. But before any heads could be bowed in sad reverence, there was one final mission to take on: the corralling of John Byrne, an old name from Oliver’s “list” who was seeking
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This Is Us Recap: Strange Bedfellows

This Is Us Recap: Strange Bedfellows
By this point, we’ve all been watching This Is Us long enough to guess that the woman in the bed next to Kevin probably wouldn’t be the most obvious choice, aka his grieving ex-wife Sophie.

But wow: Who actually turned out to be snoozing underneath those sheets at the end of the previous episode was rather unexpected.

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We learn
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Shaquille O’Neal Remembers Kobe Bryant in Tearful Tribute

Shaquille O’Neal Remembers Kobe Bryant in Tearful Tribute
A tearful Shaquille O’Neal spoke publicly for the first time Tuesday about the death of his former teammate, Kobe Bryant.

“I think a lot of times we take stuff for granted,” O’Neal said during a special edition of TNT’s “Inside the NBA.” Turning to his co-hosts with tears running down his face, O’Neal added, “Like I don’t talk to you guys as much as I need to.” He said of Bryant, “The fact that we’re not going to be able to joke at his Hall of Fame ceremony, we’re not gonna be able say,
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TVLine Items: Supernatural Vet to Grey's, Hulu Drops Duck and More

TVLine Items: Supernatural Vet to Grey's, Hulu Drops Duck and More
Grey’s Anatomy is paging Shoshannah Stern: The Supernatural veteran will guest-star in an upcoming episode of the long-running ABC drama.

Stern will play Dr. Lauren Riley, a diagnostics expert who helps DeLuca with a supposedly “incurable” patient. The episode, directed by Grey’s star Jesse Williams, will air Thursday, Feb. 13 at 9/8c.

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Known for playing hunter Eileen Leahy on Supernatural, Stern has also appeared on Weeds, Jericho and the Sundance dramedy This Close,
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Netflix to Lay Off Roughly 15 in Marketing Department Shift

Netflix is poised to let go of roughly 15 marketing staffers from its Los Angeles office in the wake of last year’s shift in marketing leadership, Variety has learned.

The layoffs represent a small percentage of the greater marketing division, according to a source, and follows the hiring last July of Jackie Lee-Joe as chief marketing officer, who hails from BBC Studio and served as its chief marketing officer for nearly four years.

The move whittles down what Lee-Joe believes to have been a perhaps slightly bloated marketing department, a person familiar with the situation told Variety. The company will
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TV News Roundup: ‘Riverdale’ Sets ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ Musical Episode

TV News Roundup: ‘Riverdale’ Sets ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ Musical Episode
In today’s TV News Roundup, the CW revealed this year’s musical episode of “Riverdale” will feature numbers from “Hedwig & the Angry Inch,” and Amazon announced the premiere date for “Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse.”

Dates

This Season 4 musical episode of “Riverdale” will air on Apr. 8 at 8:00 pm on the CW, and this year the Riverdale High School students will be rallying against their principal and performing numbers from “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” “Riverdale” stars Kj Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom,
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‘The L Word: Generation Q’s’ Rosanny Zayas on Sophie’s Season Finale Move: ‘I Think Everyone’s a Bit Conflicted’

‘The L Word: Generation Q’s’ Rosanny Zayas on Sophie’s Season Finale Move: ‘I Think Everyone’s a Bit Conflicted’
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Lapse in Judgement,” the first season finale of “The L Word: Generation Q.”

Rosanny Zayas of “The L Word: Generation Q” is as conflicted about her character’s actions in the first season finale of the Showtime drama as many fans.

“I think everyone’s a bit conflicted,” Zayas tells Variety. “A lot of people will be like, ‘Pick Dani!’ And other people will say, ‘Pick Finley!’ Some people said that I should not get on a plane with either of them and just get on my own plane
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Apple TV Plus Had ‘Immaterial’ Revenue in Launch Quarter Amid One-Year Free Deal

Apple reported record-setting sales of nearly $92 billion for the three months that ended 2019 — but Apple TV Plus, the flashy new subscription-video service it bowed last fall, wasn’t part of the tech giant’s growth story.

Apple TV Plus revenue “was immaterial to our results” for the period, CFO Luca Maestri told analysts on the company’s earnings.

The exec’s comments are not surprising: Apple is giving away Apple TV Plus free for one year to customers who buy a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch. According to estimates by Ampere Analysis, the “vast majority” of
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Washington Post Says Reporter’s Kobe Bryant Tweets Did Not Violate Social Media Policy

Update: Sonmez tweeted out a statement Tuesday evening calling for Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron to address the issue directly. Her suspension and his email warning to her, she said, “have unfortunately sown confusion about the depth of management’s commitment” to its journalistic principles.

I believe that Washington Post readers and employees, including myself, deserve to hear directly from @PostBaron on the newspaper’s handling of this matter. My statement on The Post’s decision tonight: pic.twitter.com/t5ULzUQhYT

— Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) January 29, 2020

Following an uproar over the suspension of Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez regarding
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‘McMillions’: Sundance TV Review

a documentary series premiering at Sundance ahead of a bow on HBO, to tell — even with the benefit of six episodes.

The story we’re told here is less about what happened — a scam involving accumulating all the most powerful stickers in the fast-food chain’s annual sweepstakes, as reported in a Daily Beast piece designed to lend itself to a screen adaptation — than how it did, with a cast of characters who are made to seem likelier to have emerged from the pens of Joel and Ethan Coen than from life. But the film seems uncertain how to handle
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TV Ratings: ‘The Outsider’ Is Growing and Matching ‘Watchmen’ So Far on HBO

TV Ratings: ‘The Outsider’ Is Growing and Matching ‘Watchmen’ So Far on HBO
Watch out “Watchmen,” there’s a new word-of-mouth hit on the block at HBO.

The premium cabler’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “The Outsider” is putting up solid viewership numbers through four episodes, and has shown excellent growth from week-to-week.

Sunday night’s episode, the fourth so far, garnered almost 1.5 million viewers across all of HBO’s platforms, which represents a healthy 11% gain from last week and a 22% gain from the series debut on Jan. 12, and matches the figure put up by the “Watchmen” series premiere. Not to mention that it was up against the Grammys on Sunday night.
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‘Broad City,’ ‘Good Place’ Teams Set HBO Max Comedy Pilot

HBO Max has ordered a comedy pilot for an untitled single-camera series from Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello, and Jen Statsky.

All three serve as writers and executive producers on the pilot, with Mike Schur also executive producing. Downs, Aniello, and Statsky all previously worked together on the critically-acclaimed Comedy Central series “Broad City,” while Statsky and Schur have worked together on “The Good Place” and “Parks and Recreation.” Downs and Aniello will executive produce through their company, Paulilu, while Schur will executive produce under his Fremulon banner and Statsky via First Thought Productions. David Miner of 3 Arts and Morgan Sackett
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‘McMillions’ Review: McDonald’s Wild Monopoly Scandal Gets an Immensely Entertaining HBO Doc

During the lively and revealing first episode of HBO’s “McMillions,” it feels like this increasingly wild true story could get wrapped up in an hour. Told entirely from the perspective of FBI investigators, an anonymous tip taken and forgotten on a Post-it note quickly unfurls into a million-dollar fraud case reliant on the crazy popular McDonald’s Monopoly game. The authorities put a plan into place. The clown-fronted fast food corporation is enlisted to help. Evidence is gathered, suspects are pinned down, and that’s about when you realize the people who “won” the prize money aren’t actually winners at all — and you have no idea who’s behind the scandal.

“McMillions” builds audience engagement quickly, thanks to fantastic talking heads and an inherently exciting story, but the six-part docuseries from writers and directors James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte is smart enough to slow down — and even back up — when it should.
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