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Vin Diesel To Produce Cop Drama "Conway" at NBC

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Vin Diesel To Produce Cop Drama
NBC has put in development Conway, a crime drama about a brilliant detective from Vin Diesel, his One Race TV and Universal Television, where Diesel and One Race TV are under a deal.

Written by Jonny Umansky, Conway centers around St. Louis detective Cal Conway, who finds his world turned upside down when he wakes up from a coma with exceptional cognitive abilities. Returning to the force, he sets out to solve the city’s most complex cases but the discovery of a lethal side effect makes Cal wonder whether his new abilities are more of a blessing or a curse.

The series is inspired by a real world condition, affecting just 50 people around the world, who have survived traumatic brain injuries. In these rare instances, the brain responds to trauma in spectacular ways, resulting in individuals suddenly possessing extraordinary new genius-level talents and cognitive abilities.

Umansky executive produces with
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"30 Rock" Alum Katrina Bowden Joins "Bold and the Beautiful" as Series Regular

"30 Rock/link"] vet Katrina Bowden is returning to her soap opera roots with a series-regular role on CBS’ "The Bold and the Beautiful," TVLine has learned exclusively.

The actress — who made her acting debut in 2006 via a multi-episode arc on ABC’s now-defunct One Life to Live — will play Flo, a character who shares a past with Dr. Reese Buckingham’s (Wayne Brady). Her first episode is slated to air on Jan. 14.

Bowden appeared in all seven seasons of 30 Rock as Liz Lemon’s assistant Cerie Xerox. Additional TV credits include guest stints on Psych, Ugly Betty and New Girl, as
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Jodie Whittaker to Return as ‘Doctor Who’ in 2020 Amid Strong U.S. Ratings

Jodie Whittaker to Return as ‘Doctor Who’ in 2020 Amid Strong U.S. Ratings
Doctor Who” will be back on global screens in early 2020, with Jodie Whittaker returning in her groundbreaking role as the show’s first regular female timelord. The show was renewed by the BBC amid mixed overnight but strong consolidated numbers in the U.K., and strong ratings in the U.S.

British viewers tuned in in droves to the first episode of the current season. With 11 million viewers (consolidated), it was the second-biggest drama audience of the year and the best launch for “Doctor Who” in a decade in the U.K.

Overnight ratings declined steadily over the course of the series,
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Tom DeLonge Paranormal Series "Strange Times" in Development at TBS (Exclusive)

Tom DeLonge Paranormal Series
Former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge left the hugely successful band in 2015 in part to explore other opportunities, including his interest in aliens and the paranormal. His passion resulted in the acclaimed graphic novel, “Strange Times,” which is now being turned into a series for TBS.

The series, which Variety can exclusively announce is being put into development, will be written and executive produced by Aaron Karo. DeLonge, The Cartel’s Stan Spry and Jeff Holland and Strike Entertainment’s Russell Binder will serve as executive producers.

DeLonge, who played guitar in Blink and fronted his own band, Angels and Airwaves,
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"Power" Shuts Down Production After Crew Member Killed

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The Starz series “Power” has shut down production after an on-set accident led to the death of a production assistant early Monday morning.

Pedro Jimenez was setting up traffic cones for a shoot in Brooklyn at approximately 4:30 Am ET when he was struck by an SUV. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our ‘Power’ family,” a Starz spokesperson said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with Mr. Jimenez’ family as we work to fully understand what has happened.”

It is unknown at this time precisely how long the production shut down will last. “Power” is currently in production on its sixth season.

More to come…
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Attention Millennials: Kenan and Kel Are Down for a Good Burger Sequel

After Hilary Duff dropped the news that Lizzie McGuire might be staging a comeback, Kenan Thompson is giving millennials another reason to cheer: a Good Burger sequel may be on the horizon!

During an appearance on Andy Cohen's late-night talk show Watch What Happens: Live, a fan asked Thompson whether

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“Star Trek: Discovery’: Doug Jones Gets a Saru Backstory — With Michelle Yeoh

“Star Trek: Discovery’: Doug Jones Gets a Saru Backstory — With Michelle Yeoh
Doug Jones has worn countless pieces of latex and make-up over his career to play dozens of strange and unusual creatures — but the one role he finds uncomfortable is “teacher.”

Jones, who currently stars on “Star Trek: Discovery” as Kelpien Starfleet officer Saru, is often asked to coach his fellow actors on how to create the right kind of body movement for the various aliens and monsters he plays. “When I do a role like that, and they bring in more to play my type, I find myself in a tutorial position,” he said. “Because I’m the first person to play a Kelpien, I guess we all figured that I must know how they move more than anyone else.”

The third installment of “Star Trek: Discovery’s” series of Short Treks films brought viewers to a brand-new world — but one with some familiar-looking residents. “The Brightest Star,” set on the pre-warp planet of Kaminar,
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TVLine Items: Samira Wiley Visits W&G, Jane Star's New CBS Comedy and More

TVLine Items: Samira Wiley Visits W&G, Jane Star's New CBS Comedy and More
Karen Walker is bonding with a handmaid: Emmy winner Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale) has booked a guest arc on Will & Grace, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Wiley will play Nikki, a confident woman who gets Karen to open up about her love life while the two are snowed in at the office.

Wiley — whose TV credits also include Orange Is the New Black and You’re the Worst — will appear in three episodes of the NBC comedy in 2019.

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* Jane the Virgin star Jaime Camil will star in and executive-produce
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The Five Best Songs of Kane Brown

Kane Brown is the kind of guy you look at and wonder at least in part about his ethnicity, but you stop caring when you hear his voice. He’s got an amazing sound that puts him above many others when it comes to talent and his appearance might indicate that he’s into something other than country but his voice would bring the truth back home and leave no doubts about his ability. When he was younger he found out that he was multi-racial and started having troubles with it since some people confronted him about it. He was raised by

The Five Best Songs of Kane Brown
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Escape at Dannemora's Eric Lange on Lyle's Devotion to His Cheating Wife: 'His Heart's In the Right Place'

If Escape at Dannemora‘s Lyle Mitchell were a fictional character, he’d be

unbelievable, too much, just a hair past plausible. Because really, how could a man paired with such an off-putting woman be so blindly loyal — and fiercely loving — even as she cusses him out, stands him up on their anniversary and makes a mockery of their marriage?

And he doesn’t even know about the hacksaws in the ground hamburger yet.

To be fair, that’s our harsh take on Lyle, who over four episodes of Showtime’s limited series has proven a very devoted husband to
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Jennie Snyder Urman, Joanna Klein Launch Prodco at CBS Television Studios

“Jane The Virgin” creator Jennie Snyder Urman and development executive Joanna Klein have partnered to launch their own production company, Sutton St. Productions, Variety has learned.

The duo has multiple projects in development under their new production banner, including the comedies “You’re Killing Me” for streaming service CBS All Access and “Riches to Rags,” which is in development at CBS, and the dramas “Family Emergency,” in development at CBS and the “Jane The Virgin” spinoff in development at the CW.

Jamie Camil has signed on to star in and executive produce “Riches to Rags.”

“Jennie and Joanna are singular talents and a potent combination,
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Katy Perry

These days you might feel one way or another about Katy Perry since she’s changed quite a bit since first coming on the scene. She’s the same person she’s been for a long time but it’s obvious that she’s found the strength and the courage to express herself a lot more than she might have when she was still largely unknown. As of now though she seems almost untouchable when it comes to anything that might be viewed as something that can be criticized about her, though many have still tried. Katy Perry is, to many, an inspiration and an

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Katy Perry
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The Family Guy Carrie Fisher Tribute Melted Our Cold Hearts

It has been two years since Carrie Fisher died unexpectedly at age 60, but as Family Guy proved, we're all still feeling the massive void Fisher left behind. In a touching tribute to the Star Wars leading lady and Family Guy guest star, Peter (Seth MacFarlane) gave a eulogy at his boss Angela's

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‘All American’ Producer Robbie Rogers on the Importance of Athletes Also Being Advocates

‘All American’ Producer Robbie Rogers on the Importance of Athletes Also Being Advocates
As a professional athlete, Robbie Rogers played soccer for Leeds United and the La Galaxy. He also authored a book about his experience coming out as a gay man in the world of sports. Now he’s using his experience of feeling like an “outsider” to inform his producing work on the CW’s high school football drama “All American,” which is based on the life of former NFL linebacker Spencer Paysinger.

The worlds of soccer and football are not necessarily synonymous. What connected you to Spencer’s story and made you want to be a part of “All American
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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Gabi and Abby Go At It

Days of Our Lives fans know that the past week was a mess. It was a week when everyone and everything basically fell apart for everyone. Right now, Abby is working her way out of her situation. She needed to find a way out of Bayview, and she did. She got Stefan to think she was Gabby again, and he found a way out for her. Things are turning around for her, and we predict she’s going to lose it when she finds out that her baby is Chad’s and that Gabi orchestrated all of this to ensure she was

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Gabi and Abby Go At It
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TV Shows to Watch the Week of Dec. 10, 2018: ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale,’ ‘The Conners’

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” debuts its holiday special and “The Conners” airs its fall finale.

The Conners,” ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m.

In the fall finale, when Becky helps Harris keep a secret from Darlene, it opens up a can of worms that causes a rift between the two sisters. Jackie supports Peter with his Nordic history project,
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How the Arrowverse Finally Got to Use Gotham (But Never Show Batman)

How the Arrowverse Finally Got to Use Gotham (But Never Show Batman)
Tonight on Arrow (The CW, 8/7c), the Arrowverse finally sets foot in the infamous Gotham, after so many years of merely alluding to the gritty metropolis and its resident caped crusader. In fact, there was a time when you couldn’t even speak of Gotham if you were a superhero series.

Caroline Dries, who wrote Part 2 of the “Elseworlds” crossover event with Arrow Ep Marc Guggenheim, years ago worked on Smallville — as did Flash showrunner Todd Helbing. And back then, she shared at a recent press event, “DC doesn’t let you say Batman or have anything about Gotham — like it’s just off-limits.
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‘Power’ Shuts Down Production After Crew Member Killed

The Starz series “Power” has shut down production after an on-set accident led to the death of a production assistant early Monday morning.

Pedro Jimenez, 63, was setting up traffic cones for a shoot in Brooklyn at approximately 4:20 Am Et when he was struck by a 2006 Ford Explorer, with the driver remaining at the scene until Ems arrived. Jimenez was transported to Brooklyn Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is investigating.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our ‘Power’ family,” a Starz spokesperson said in a statement.
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Power Crew Member Dead After Accident On Location in Brooklyn

Starz’s Power has shut down production after a crew member was killed early Monday morning, our sister site Deadline reports.

Production assistant Pedro Jimenez, 63, died after he was hit by a 2006 Ford Explorer around 4:30 am while preparing a Season 6 shooting site on Douglass Street near the corner of Court Street in Brooklyn, per the New York Post. Jimenez was pronounced dead at Brooklyn Hospital.

When shows and films shoot on New York City streets, production assistants often arrive early to place orange traffic cones in parking spaces to reserve spots for trailers, equipment trucks and the like. That
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Netflix to Release Fyre Festival Documentary Next Month – Watch Teaser Video

The Fyre Festival is a gift that keeps on giving for video streaming services, as Netflix today announced a documentary about the disastrous 2017 festival, which collapsed before it even started and landed its organizer, Billy McFarland, a six-year prison sentence.

“Fyre” will be directed by Chris Smith, who helmed last year’s documentary “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” and “gives a first-hand look into the disastrous crash of Fyre as told by the organizers themselves,” according to the announcement. The doc will be released on January 18 and is produced by Vice Studios, Library Films, and Jerry Media. Watch a
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