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‘Mortal Kombat’ Sequel in the Works With ‘Moon Knight’ Screenwriter Jeremy Slater

‘Mortal Kombat’ Sequel in the Works With ‘Moon Knight’ Screenwriter Jeremy Slater
A “Mortal Kombat” sequel is in the works at Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema.

Jeremy Slater, best known for the Disney Plus Marvel series “Moon Knight,” has been tapped to write the screenplay. Warner Bros. and New Line had quietly been looking to develop other installments in its “Mortal Kombat” universe, but plans for a follow-up film had not been official until Slater had been hired to pen the script.

The first “Mortal Kombat,” a martial arts-inspired adaptation of the popular video game, opened in theaters and on HBO Max last April. Despite mixed reviews, the R-rated movie still managed to generate solid ticket sales at a time when most people were largely steering clear of their local cinema. It earned $42 million domestically and $83 million worldwide.

Simon McQuoid, who directed “Mortal Kombat,” previously hinted to Variety that he would be interested in expanding the movie into a gory action franchise.
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Cher Sings Cover of Golden Girls Theme in Tribute to Late Betty White — Watch

Cher Sings Cover of Golden Girls Theme in Tribute to Late Betty White — Watch
Cher thanks the late Betty White for being a friend to all those who enjoyed her work, by performing a cover of The Golden Girls‘ theme song in NBC’s upcoming remembrance special.

White died on Dec. 31, 2021 at age 99, six days after suffering a stroke.

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In NBC’s Celebrating Betty White: America’s Golden Girl (airing Monday, Jan. 31 at
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Today Show's Third Hour Co-Hosts Respond to Family Guy Calling Them 'Nonsense People' — Watch Video

Today Show's Third Hour Co-Hosts Respond to Family Guy Calling Them 'Nonsense People' — Watch Video
The co-hosts of the Today show’s third hour are pumped about their recent shoutout on Family Guy — even if it wasn’t exactly a compliment.

The reference, which was brought to the attention of co-host Dylan Dreyer by her husband, was from Family Guy‘s Jan. 9 episode, during which Peter gifts Lois a Peleton-esque exercise bike for Valentine’s Day. “I thought you’d like it,” Peter says. “I saw it on the Today show.” Lois replies, “Second hour with Hoda and Savannah, or third hour with the nonsense people?” When Peter confirms it was the second hour, Lois is immediately sold.
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Recommendation Machine: The ‘Fraggle Rock’ Reboot Is a Ray of Sunlight in a Dreary TV World

Recommendation Machine: The ‘Fraggle Rock’ Reboot Is a Ray of Sunlight in a Dreary TV World
Welcome to Recommendation Machine, your daily IndieWire destination for TV suggestions of what to watch. Each weekday, we’ll offer up a series we think should be on your viewing radar. Though most of the shows included here are recent offerings from networks and streaming services, this will also be a place to take a look at different chapters in TV history readily available for anyone looking to immerse themselves in an ever-expanding medium.

As everyone with even a passing connection to TV will have happily told you for the better part of the last decade, there are too many shows. They’ll use words like cornucopia or plethora or deluge or glut. Bottom line: There are plenty of options for things to queue up next. So, while we’ll try to provide as many of those as we can from streaming’s heavy hitters like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max,
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‘The Righteous Gemstones’: Tim Baltz Breaks Down Bj’s Outrageous Baptism and What’s Next

‘The Righteous Gemstones’: Tim Baltz Breaks Down Bj’s Outrageous Baptism and What’s Next
[Warning: The below contains Major spoilers for Season 2, Episode 4 of The Righteous Gemstones, “As To How They Might Destroy Him.”] The Righteous Gemstones is a show that’s not shy about going big, but the latest episode took the holy comedy to new heights with the adult baptism of Judy Gemstone’s (Edi Patterson) usually timid husband Bj (Tim Baltz). The occasion saw tensions flare as Bj contended with the judgment of his non-secular family and the pressures of living up to the evangelical in-laws he so desperately wants to be accepted by. The garish celebration, covered in shades of unforgettable pink which extended to Bj and Judy’s bright wardrobe, made way for plenty of laughs based solely on appearances. When Bj transforms into a bridezilla-like partygoer though, all hell breaks loose. Below, Baltz opens up about the big episode for his character Bj, teases whether amends will be made between him and patriarch Eli (John Goodman) after accidentally
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Gayle King Signs New Deal to Stay With CBS News

Gayle King Signs New Deal to Stay With CBS News
Gayle King, who over ten years at CBS News has become one of that ViacomCBS division’s most recognizable personnel, has signed a deal to stay with CBS News.

“I still feel that in many ways I’m just getting started,” King told listeners of her SiriusXM radio program on Friday.

Speculation has risen in recent weeks whether CBS News would keep both King and her colleague Norah O’Donnell, both of whom had contracts that were set to lapse this year. King last signed an extension with CBS News in 2019, when Susan Zirinsky, the former CBS News president, rebuilt the network’s morning-news program,
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The Afterparty Premiere Recap: A High School Reunion Hangout Turns Deadly, But Whodunit? Plus, Grade It!

The Afterparty Premiere Recap: A High School Reunion Hangout Turns Deadly, But Whodunit? Plus, Grade It!
Love Only Murders in the Building? Then Apple TV+ has your next comedic murder mystery obsession at the ready.

In The Afterparty (three episodes are now available, with additional installments dropping on Fridays), a group of former friends and acquaintances reunite for their 15-year high school reunion. But when rich pop star Xavier (Dave Franco) invites them over for a decadent afterparty, the night ends in death, with one of their own believed to be the murderer. Each episode follows a different character’s perspective of what happened that night, and in the premiere, Aniq (Sam Richardson) is first up
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‘The Afterparty’ Review: Christopher Miller’s Apple TV+ Whodunit Is a Slick Showcase of Sweeping Talent

‘The Afterparty’ Review: Christopher Miller’s Apple TV+ Whodunit Is a Slick Showcase of Sweeping Talent
There’s ambition for ambition’s sake and then there’s ambition by design. “The Afterparty” — an eight-episode comedic murder-mystery where each episode is not only told from a different character’s perspective, but in a distinct genre befitting each person’s particular story — is 100 percent the latter. Created by Chris Miller (who also directs every episode) and written by Miller, his long-time creative partner Phil Lord, and a talented staff, the Apple TV+ limited series puts its creative team to great use, building out an engaging, ongoing whodunit with striking individual pieces, including rom-com, musical, and animated episodes. But rather than limit their eclectic talent exhibition to what the production staff can do behind the camera, Miller & Co. enlist an enviable cast of comedians to flex more than just their chuckle muscles onscreen.

While a little lengthy in parts and with a central puzzle that will entice devout sleuths more than casual fans,
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Bob Saget’s Legacy, From ‘Full House’ to His Work Fighting Scleroderma

Bob Saget’s Legacy, From ‘Full House’ to His Work Fighting Scleroderma
As we pay tribute to Bob Saget, one of TV’s best-loved dads, following his passing on January 9 at 65, we look back at some of his best roles, on (Danny Tanner on Full House) and off the screen (his charity work). Full House (1987–95) Bob D’Amico /© ABC /Courtesy Everett Collection All eight seasons of the classic family sitcom are available to stream on HBO Max. Episodes are also available for purchase on Prime Video. Fuller House (2016–20) Netflix The Netflix original sequel series focused on two of the grown-up Tanner sisters, D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure) and Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin). Saget had a recurring role as their dad—now a grandfather! Entourage (2005–10) HBO / Courtesy: Everett Collection Saget played a hilariously exaggerated version of himself in the HBO dramedy, which now streams on HBO Max. In Seasons 2, 6 and 7, Saget was a neighbor of movie star Vince (Adrian Grenier). Dirty Daddy Amazon Saget’s
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Adam Brody Joins Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan in ‘Fleishman Is in Trouble’

Adam Brody Joins Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan in ‘Fleishman Is in Trouble’
The star-studded cast of FX on Hulu’s Fleishman Is in Trouble continues to grow. The O.C.’s Adam Brody will join Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan, and Claire Danes in the upcoming limited drama series, based on the book of the same name by Taffy Brodesser-Akner. The series will follow Eisenberg’s recently divorced Toby Fleishman (Eisenberg) as he dives into the world of online dating following his split from ex-wife Rachel (Danes). Just as things are looking up, Rachel mysteriously disappears, leaving Toby to handle their three kids by himself. Caplan will play Toby’s best friend Libby, whom he reconnects with following his divorce. Libby will also serve as the show’s narrator. Announced today, Brody will play Toby and Libby’s friend, Seth. Best known for his turn on the hit series The O.C., Brody’s recent television credits include StartUp, Curfew, fellow FX on Hulu series Mrs. America,
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TVLine Items: Live-Action He-Man Cast, Adam Brody Joins Fleishman and More

TVLine Items: Live-Action He-Man Cast, Adam Brody Joins Fleishman and More
Kyle Allen has the power, apparently!

The alum of The Path and American Horror Story has landed the role of He-Man in the live-action Masters of the Universe movie, which is now being developed by Mattel and Netflix.

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In the new take, to be directed by The Nee Brothers (The Lost City) from a screenplay written by the Nees and David Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of
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Who Is ‘Snowpiercer’s Asha Really? Archie Panjabi Teases Her Season 3 Character

Who Is ‘Snowpiercer’s Asha Really? Archie Panjabi Teases Her Season 3 Character
Of all the improbable things that occur on Snowpiercer — set in a post-apocalyptic frozen wasteland where humanity exists on a perpetually moving train — Season 3 premiered January 24 with a doozy. Layton (Daveed Diggs) and his fellow insurrectionists on the breakaway train found a survivor out there: Asha, a former nuclear technician living alone in a bunker. Even more improbable is how new cast member Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) prepped for the role of her wary, traumatized character. “I drew inspiration from my [real-life] four-legged friend Mr. Q, a rescue dog,” she reveals. “Nobody knew what had happened to him, but he was suspicious of everything, always watching and listening closely, ready to attack, even if he was being offered food.” (Credit: TNT) Little is known about Asha either, although the actress calls her “intelligent, determined and obviously a survivor.” Does she have a link to malevolent dictator Mr. Wilford (Sean Bean
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‘The Santa Clause’: Elizabeth Mitchell to Reunite With Tim Allen for Disney+ Series

‘The Santa Clause’: Elizabeth Mitchell to Reunite With Tim Allen for Disney+ Series
Disney+‘s The Santa Clause series is recruiting another vet for its cast as Elizabeth Mitchell reportedly signs on to reprise her role as Carol, a.k.a. Mrs. Claus from the original film franchise. According to Deadline, the actress joins lead star Tim Allen for the project which will bring both of them back to the North Pole for another chapter in Scott Calvin’s (Allen) story. The limited series comes from Allen’s Last Man Standing collaborator Jack Burditt who is also attached as showrunner. While The Santa Clause is currently a working title for the show, Disney+ has already revealed some key plot points for the show which follows Scott Calvin on the brink of his 65th birthday. The milestone brings with it the realization that he can’t be Santa forever. (Credit: ©Buena Vista Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection) As Scott begins losing step with his Santa duties,
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Murray Bartlett, Diane Lane, Yara Shahidi Among Eight Cast in ‘Extrapolations’ at Apple (Exclusive)

Murray Bartlett, Diane Lane, Yara Shahidi Among Eight Cast in ‘Extrapolations’ at Apple (Exclusive)
The climate change anthology series “Extrapolations” at Apple has added eight new cast members, Variety has learned exclusively.

Murray Bartlett (“The White Lotus”), Yara Shahidi, Diane Lane, Heather Graham, Grammy Award-winner Ben Harper, Judd Hirsch, Hari Nef, and Neska Rose (“Drama Club”) have all joined the series. This is the second Apple series role announced for Bartlett in recent days, as Variety exclusively reported he would also star in “Physical” Season 2.

They join previously announced cast members Meryl Streep, Matthew Rhys, Marion Cotillard, Eiza Gonzalez, Tobey Maguire, Forest Whitaker, Edward Norton, Kit Harrington, Sienna Miller, Gemma Chan, Tahar Rahim, Daveed Diggs,
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‘Law & Order: Svu’: Beverly D’Angelo to Guest Star as Carisi’s Mother

‘Law & Order: Svu’: Beverly D’Angelo to Guest Star as Carisi’s Mother
Ada Dominick “Sonny” Carisi (Peter Scanavino) is heading home in an upcoming Law & Order: Svu episode, and that means some family time — including someone we have yet to meet. Beverly D’Angelo will be appearing in a March episode as Carisi’s mother, Serafina, TVLine reports. The only details that have been released reveal that there will be a family dinner and Ryann Shane is returning as Carisi’s niece Mia (after appearing in Season 19 — and Season 13 as a different character). That means we’ll have to wait to see if Carisi’s girlfriend, Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) is attending as well, but we have to imagine that their relationship will at least come up at some point, even if she’s busy with a case. After teasing the possibility for years, Carisi and Rollins finally crossed that line when she kissed him after he read his speech for
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Why ‘Sex and the City’ Fans Will Recognize ‘And Just Like That’s Zed

Why ‘Sex and the City’ Fans Will Recognize ‘And Just Like That’s Zed
HBO Max’s And Just Like That… has brought back many familiar faces from Sex and the City, but an appearance in the revival’s latest episode has diehard fans scratching their heads. In Episode 9, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and her friend Seema (Sarita Choudhury) meet Brooklyn nightclub owner Zed (William Abadie) after unsuccessfully trying to get into his club. After a flirtatious interaction between Seema and the Frenchman, the friends end the episode welcomed into the club by Zed, hinting at a romantic connection between him and Seema. While fans of another Darren Star series Emily in Paris may recognize Abadie as Antoine Lambert, the actor actually played a small part in the original Satc series as the memorable Tony, the Prada guy from Season 6, Episode 5. In the episode, Carrie takes her then-boyfriend Jack (Ron Livingston) on his first high-end shopping trip and is greeted by the Prada salesman by name,
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‘Santa Clause’ Disney Plus Series Enlists Film Franchise Star Elizabeth Mitchell

‘Santa Clause’ Disney Plus Series Enlists Film Franchise Star Elizabeth Mitchell
The Santa Clause” series at Disney Plus has brought on Elizabeth Mitchell to reprise her role from the film franchise, Variety has confirmed.

The series, which was announced on Jan. 14, will see Tim Allen once again play Santa Claus/Scott Calvin. Mitchell will play Scott’s wife, Carol Calvin, a.k.a. Mrs. Claus. Mitchell first played the role in “The Santa Clause 2” and did so again in “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.”

In the series, Scott Calvin is on the brink of his 65th birthday and realizing that he can’t be Santa forever. He’s
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ABC Announces Midseason Premiere Dates For ‘A Million Little Things,’ ‘Big Sky’ (TV News Roundup)

ABC Announces Midseason Premiere Dates For ‘A Million Little Things,’ ‘Big Sky’ (TV News Roundup)
ABC has announced the midseason premiere dates for the return of original drama series “A Million Little Things” and “Big Sky.”

A Million Little Things” is back with new episodes of its fourth season starting Feb. 23 at 10 p.m. Et on ABC. The series, which premiered in 2018, focuses on a circle of friends as they struggle to move on when a member of their circle dies by suicide. The show’s ensemble cast stars David Giuntoli, Romany Malco, Allison Miller, Christina Moses, Christina Ochoa, Grace Park, James Roday Rodriguez, Tristan Byon, Lizzy Greene and Chance Hurstfield. DJ Nash created and executive produces the series,
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Corey Cott Takes a Seat at the Hallmark Table With ‘Butlers in Love’ (Video)

Corey Cott Takes a Seat at the Hallmark Table With ‘Butlers in Love’ (Video)
If this butler did it, we’d be fine with that! Now that the countdown to Christmas is over (for now), the Hallmark Channel has returned to its regularly scheduled programming of rom-com original movies featuring beautiful people meeting cute, clashing, and then getting all cuddly. Perfect for a cold winter’s watching, right? Even better is the weekend’s offering, Butlers in Love, comes complete with etiquette lessons! Set at the American branch of the International Butler Academy (a real thing), Filthy Rich‘s Corey Cott stars as Henry, the slightly smug scion of royal butlers who butts heads with fellow classmate Emma (Stacey Farber) as they study all things Jeeves under the tutelage of Grease 2‘s Maxwell Caulfield. So it’s cute and educational…ya might even want to take notes about silverware placement before your next soiree. It’s also Cott’s Hallmark debut. The Broadway
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‘Tiger King’ Star Joe Exotic Resentenced to 21 Years in Prison

‘Tiger King’ Star Joe Exotic Resentenced to 21 Years in Prison
A federal judge resentenced Joe Exotic of Netflix’s “Tiger King” to 21 years in prison on Friday, reducing his punishment by one year.

The updated sentencing comes after Exotic begged the court for leniency as he begins treatment for prostate cancer.

Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was convicted on 17 federal charges of animal abuse and two counts of attempted murder-for-hire for the plot to kill animal welfare activist Carole Baskin. Both appeared as archenemies in the Netflix docuseries “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.”

Friday’s resentencing came about after a federal appeals court ruled last year that
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