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Friends Co-Creators Address the Possibility of a Reboot, Revival, or Reunion

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Say it ain't so!

Marta Kauffman, co-creator and executive producer of Friends, had some chilling news to offer to fans of the series during the Tribeca TV Festival today.

If you're spending time swirling ideas around your head about what a Friends reunion or revival could bring, you're gonna need a new hobby.

There will be no reboot. There will be no revival. Heck, there won't even be a reunion.

17 Things We Would Need from a Friends Revival

“We will not be doing a reunion show, we will not be doing a reboot,” Kauffman said.

“The show was about that time in life when friends are your family,” she explained, adding that life changes when your family becomes your family.

And if you're reeling from the news and hoping that her co-creator and executive producer David Crane might come to the rescue, think again.

“We did the show we wanted to do.
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Hawaii Five-0/Magnum P.I. Crossover Status: 'We've Narrowed Down a Story'

The Lenkoverse is back on track for another two-show team-up.

Though a full-on crossover between CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I. did not come to fruition during the latter’s freshman run, Peter M. Lenkov — the showrunner for both of the Aloha State-based procedurals — told TVLine as part of our Fall Preview Q&a that he is resolved to making it happen this TV season, and “sooner rather than later.”

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NBC Developing Cryonics Drama From David Slack; Josh Berman Producing, Phillip Noyce To Direct

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NBC has put in development an untitled cryonics drama from writer David Slack, Drop Dead Diva creator Josh Berman and Sony TV. Phillip Noyce (The Resident) is set to direct and executive produce.

Written by Slack, the Untitled David Slack Projects centers around an enigmatic billionaire who has gathered more than 250 people who have attempted to cheat death by having their bodies frozen in hopes that a future breakthrough would someday allow them to be brought back to life. However, as these people from different moments in time wake up, they soon realize you can’t cheat death without paying a price.

Slack executive produces with Berman and Chris King via Berman’s Osprey Prods., and Noyce. Sony Pictures TV, where Berman is under an overall deal, is the studio.

Slack was an executive producer on the first two seasons of MacGyver. He created drama Apb which aired for one season on Fox.
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Phillip Noyce to Direct Cryogenics Drama at NBC

  • Variety
NBC is developing an untitled project from writer and executive producer David Slack, to be helmed by Phillip Noyce, who will also be exec producing. Sony is the studio behind the show.

The series, about an “enigmatic billionaire” who has gathered more than 250 people who “have attempted to cheat death by having their bodies frozen in hopes that a future breakthrough would someday allow them to be brought back to life. However, as these people from different moments in time wake up, they soon realize you can’t cheat death without paying a price.”

Josh Berman and Chris King are also listed as executive producers.

Noyce’s executive producer credits include Fox’s “The Resident,” NBC’s “Crisis” and ABC’s “Revenge.” The longtime director has helmed dozens of projects in film and TV, including “What/If,” “The Resident,” the 2016 “Roots” mini-series, “Warrior,” “The Giver,” “Revenge,” and the upcoming “Killer 10.”

Slack,
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All the Broadcast TV Shows That Aired Last Fall But Have Been Moved to Midseason (Photos)

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The only bad thing (without accounting for taste) about the Fall TV lineup is finding out your favorite show didn’t make the cut. And we sympathize with the viewers who have to wait even longer to see fresh episodes of the programs they care about most. But there just isn’t enough primetime real estate on broadcast to allow for every old show that was renewed or new show that was ordered to premiere when autumn rolls around. To make sure you are fully prepared for some premiere date heartbreak over the next few months, TheWrap has compiled a handy list of all the returning ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS and CW series that aired last fall but won’t be back until next year.

Series: “Last Man Standing” Season: 8* Net: Fox *Second season on Fox, after being canceled at ABC

Series: “Station 19” Season: 3 Net: ABC

Series: “Will & Grace
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Film News:‘All Creatures Here Below’ at Midwest Independent Film Fest, Sept. 3, 2019

Chicago – Two notable Midwestern filmmakers recently teamed up for their second film together, as the Midwest Independent Film Festival presents “All Creatures Here Below,” written by Colllin Schiffli and lead actor David Dastmalchian, and directed by Schiffli. After acclaim for their first shot-in-Chicago effort, “Animals” (2014), the duo widened their landscape palette in this road picture, as two desperate souls (Karen Gillan and Dastmalchian) seek asylum in their hometown Kansas City. The night’s activities begins at 6pm on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019, at the Landmark Century Cinema in Chicago, with an after party to follow the screening. Click here for details and tickets.

Both Schiffli and Dastmalchian have connections to Chicago. The director attended Columbia College here, and actor Dastmalchian attended The Theater School at DePaul University, before working in storefront theater in the city. Dastmalchian got his break in “The Dark Knight” (2008) as a henchman of the Joker. From there,
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‘Brittany Runs A Marathon’ Director Paul Downs Colaizzo On His Journey From Off-Broadway Theater To Indie Filmmaking & That Splashy Sundance Sale

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The writer/director behind Amazon Studios’ Brittany Runs a Marathon, Paul Downs Colaizzo is a rare bird in this day and age. Bringing his first feature to the Sundance Film Festival this year, Colaizzo left Park City with a major prize (the Audience Award for Dramatic Features), and a $14 million deal to boot.

The cherry on top, of course, has been the pic’s box office draw. Opening last Friday in Los Angeles and New York, the indie topped the weekend’s list of new specialty releases, drawing sold-out crowds, at a time when many critically acclaimed independent films are struggling to make a box-office dent.

An esteemed playwright that made his entrée into the Hollywood sphere several years ago, Colaizzo started out in television, to mixed results. Writing medical drama Lfe for CBS, he subsequently signed a two-year overall deal with the network, and was tasked with shepherding its MacGyver reboot.
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Review: "Alice, Sweet Alice" (Aka "Communion") (1975) Starring Brooke Shields; Arrow Blu-ray Special Edition

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By Todd Garbarini

Alfred Sole is a production designer who has carved out a nice career for himself in Hollywood, most notably on the television shows Veronica Mars (2004-7), Castle (2009-16), and the reboot of MacGyver (2017-18). Long before he chose that line of work however, he dabbled in the world of film directing. His first film, a 1972 hardcore sex “comedy” called Deep Sleep, which was financed on a bet, must be seen to be believed. He apparently made a follow-up film after that called American Soap which to my knowledge has never seen the light of day. I would be very interested in seeing the latter as despite a few flourishes of cinematic style and several humorous sequences involving dialogue, the former is just a hardcore sex romp featuring folks no one in their right mind would want to see naked, let alone copulating. I only mention it because there is nothing,
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CBS-Viacom Deal Reunites TV Studio and Paramount Legacy; Here’s What Might Come Next

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As CBS and Viacom put the pieces back together again and rejoin after nearly 15 years apart, it also means that the former Paramount TV studio assets will be back in the same family as Paramount’s film studio. But it also raises new questions about the fate of the newer Paramount TV shingle.

When Sumner Redstone reversed course in 2005 and split CBS and Viacom back into two separate companies, Paramount Network Television moved to CBS, which merged it with CBS Productions. First renamed CBS Paramount TV, after three years it shed the “Paramount” name and became just CBS TV Studios — now one of the top suppliers of programming to network, cable and streaming services.

Viacom finally decided to get back into the TV studio business in 2013, launching a new Paramount TV studio — focused mostly on turning Paramount film titles into TV series. (It has since branched into original productions as well.
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Dango Nguyen Dies; The Walking Dead Star Was 48

The Walking Dead actor and former firefighter Dango Nguyen has died following his battle with cancer. 

He was 48. 

Nguyen appeared in several episodes of The Walking Dead Season 3 under his stage name Dango Nu Yen. He played a guard who worked for The Governor on the hit AMC drama series. 

He followed up that series with roles in other shows like Banshee, The Red Road, and more recently, Star

His other TV credits include The Originals, MacGyver, Lodge 49, and Meet the Browns

Related: The Walking Dead Spinoff Casts Nico Tortorella

On The Originals, in particular, Nguyen had two roles. He first appeared on The Originals Season 1 as a Daywalker, part of Marcel's inner circle. 

He returned for The Originals Season 4 as Inadu's Father in a flashback-heavy installment. 

Before he began his acting career, Nguyen served as a firefighter in the Athens-Clarke County Fire Department in Georgia. 

He served for almost 20 years.
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Teen Choice Awards Winners List: ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Riverdale’ Take Top Prizes

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Teen Choice Awards Winners List: ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Riverdale’ Take Top Prizes
The 2019 Teen Choice Awards handed out coveted trophy surfboards on Sunday night. More than 55 million votes from teens came in to support their favorite teen icons in film, television, music, sports, fashion, comedy and the web. Disney and Marvel dominated the film side with Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin and Spider-man: Far From Home winning top honors while Riverdale and Shadowhunters won for television.

Hosted by Lucy Hale and David Dobrik, the ceremony aired live on Fox from Hermosa Beach, Calif. Other big winners of the evening included Crazy Rich Asians, The Perfect Date the drama After as well as Supernatural and Stranger Things.

The event featured performances by OneRepublic; Blanco Brown; Mabel; Monsta X; Cnco; Jordan McGraw, with special guest Sarah Hyland; Johnny Orlando; Jacob Sartorius; Zhavia; and Hayden Summerall.
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Dr. Cabot on General Hospital — Everything You Need to Know

Dr. Cabot is back on General Hospital and that can't be good news for anyone in Port Charles! Actor Time Winters first debuted as Doctor Arthur Cabot back in February of 2019 but after a couple of weeks, was sent to prison for his crimes. However, by August of that year, he was once again a free man and ready to cause more trouble! Winters might look familiar to some Gh fans as the character actor has appeared in countless films and television series during his career including Gremlins 2, MacGyver, Thinner, Carnivale, and Shameless. Anna Devane, Robert Scorpio, and Hamilton Finn all journeyed to Sweden to track down Dr. Cabot and found him a patient in the hospital having gone blind after exposure to the Hn-242 virus. Finn assured the doc he could restore his sight if he agreed to help him with information. When Cabot was reluctant, Anna threatened him,
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Kristen Wiig’s 12 Funniest Characters, From Target Lady to Patty Hearst

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Kristen Wiig’s 12 Funniest Characters, From Target Lady to Patty Hearst
Target Lady (Saturday Night Live)

Kristen Wiig started playing the talkative cashier in sketch shows at The Groundlings Theatre, and included the character on her SNL audition tape. When the character debuted on the show in 2005, it was a breakout moment for Wiig, and Target Lady would appear on the show nine times. But even though the audition tape clearly did its job getting her on the show and giving her her first standout role, Wiig refuses to watch it. “I’ve never even seen the tape that they sent in, because I don’t like watching myself. You never think they’re going to say yes,” she told The New York Times in 2013.

Gilly (Saturday Night Live)

Love her or hate her, the mischievous elementary schooler is one of Wiig’s most recognizable SNL characters. Gilly has a habit of disrupting class in elaborate and violent ways and only
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Leonardo DiCaprio Refuses To Weigh In On Titanic Door Controversy

Just like Forrest Gump and just about every Harry Potter film, it seems James Cameron’s Titanic will continue to stand as one of those movies that some fans watch every, single time they catch it on cable TV. It’s not hard to see why – it has a little bit of everything. Action, a stellar cast, set-piece moments, a bit of comedy, and, of course, one of the greatest on-screen romances of our generation.

Still, for all the praise and love that Titanic gets, it’s not without its fair share of criticism. While a few critics thought the story and dialogue were nothing to write home about, a lot of the backlash comes from the fans, who take issue with how the ending played out.

For those who need a refresher, after the ship sank, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Jack Dawson, sacrifices himself to ensure that his love interest,
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Veronica Mars, Big Little Lies, Grey's Anatomy, Flash, Younger, Stranger Things and More

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Thank you very much for answering my previous question about Mac in the Hulu Veronica Mars revival. Unfortunately that was back on November 8, when you said The Powers That Be were working to bring back Tina Majorino. Of course, I will love anything Veronica Mars-related, but I really feel the revival just won’t be the same without Mac! Please put my mind at ease with some good news! —Jordan

Ausiello: I have bad news! Hulu’s
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‘The 100’ Actor Makes Final Appearance On CW Drama Series

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‘The 100’ Actor Makes Final Appearance On CW Drama Series
Spoiler Alert: This article reveals details about last night’s episode of The 100.

Tuesday’s episode of The 100 marked the final appearance for Henry Ian Cusick, who has played Marcus Kane on the CW drama series since its launch.

In the episode, Cusick, whose consciousness had already been moved into a new body, was seen in a cameo, where Abby (Paige Turco) bid a tearful farewell to her longtime lover.

Both Cusick and showrunner Jason Rothenberg and addressed the actor’s exit on Twitter.

“All things end and that’s was Kane’s,” Cusick tweeted. “Thanks to @JRothenbergTV and all the cast crew writers directors of #the100 but especially to you #kabby and #kane supporters, your passion and support over the years has been truly wonderful and I love you guys for that! May we meet again X”

Rothenberg wrote, “I have to say it was a pleasure
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The 100 Star Confirms Exit After Six Seasons

If you tuned into The 100 Season 6 Episode 9 on Tuesday night, then there's a good chance you're wondering whether Henry Ian Cusick is out of the show for good.

Unfortunately for fans, the actor is out of the post-apocalyptic drama after six seasons.

If you watch The 100 online, you know that Cusick's Marcus Kane has been clinging to life ever since the conclusion of The 100 Season 5.

Tuesday's episode, however, found out heroes moving Kane's consciousness into a new body, but not before fans got one last look at Cusick in the role.

“I have to say it was a pleasure and an honor to have @hicusick on our show for the past 6 years,” showrunner Jason Rothenberg said on Twitter, confirming the sad news.

Related: The 100 Season 6 Episode 9 Review: What You Take With You

“The guy classed up the joint. Really helped us make the point that we were not a teen show.
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TV Stars Go Back to Work: Photos From Arrow, This Is Us, Riverdale and More

TV Stars Go Back to Work: Photos From Arrow, This Is Us, Riverdale and More
While viewers are still in the midst of summer TV, the stars of this fall’s returning faves are already headed back to work — and they’re sharing on-set photos!

Among the network shows currently shooting their upcoming seasons are Riverdale, This Is Us, The Good Doctor, Hawaii Five-0 and Law & Order: Svu. In some cases, the start of production is also the beginning of the end: A few long-running series such as Arrow and Blindspot are serving up sneak peeks from their swan songs. (The Arrowverse also appears to have gotten an early start on this year’s mega crossover “Crisis on Infinite Earths.
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Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 6 Review: The Little Prince

The Little Prince” marks a new low for Fear the Walking Dead.

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This Fear the Walking Dead review contains spoilers.

Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 6

As far as idioms go, “jumping the shark” is a great way to mark a moment in time when something, especially a TV series, is no longer as cool as it used to be. This jumping of the shark can generally be traced back to a single episode, or even one defining moment. In the case of Fear the Walking Dead, that moment arrives in “The Little Prince,” as a hot air balloon shaped like a bottle of craft beer. A bottle of Augie’s Ale, to be exact. That this same hot air balloon crash-lands inside a radioactive hot zone could very well sum up the way this once-entertaining show is crashing and burning just six hours into its troubled fifth season.
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MacGyver: Season Four; Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) Joins CBS Series

Henry Ian Cusick is coming to CBS. Deadline reports the Lost star has joined season four of MacGyver.

A reboot of the ’80s action drama, the series centers on Angus “Mac” MacGyver (Lucas Till), a 20-something adventurer who uses his vast scientific knowledge and an extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving to save the world. The cast also includes Tristin Mays, Justin Hires, and Meredith Eaton.

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