From ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Big Bang Theory,’ Spinoffs Will Keep the Hits Alive

By this time next year, many of the brightest lights in the current TV universe will cease to shine.

Some of the most popular and acclaimed shows are set to air their swan songs this year and during the 2019-20 broadcast season. While programs come and go all the time, the sheer number of iconic offerings that are ending in rapid succession is notable.

HBO will say goodbye to both “Game of Thrones” and “Veep” before the year is out; “The Big Bang Theory” is ending its 12-season run this spring on CBS; both “Homeland” and “The Affair” are wrapping

Everything to Know About the Avengers: Endgame Credits

The following post contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame

"Mr. Stark, you've become part of a bigger universe. You just don't know it yet," Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) says to Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) after the end credits of 2009's Iron Man. "I'm here to talk to you about the Avengers


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‘Wahlburgers’ Renewed for 10th and Final Season at A&E

A&E has renewed “Wahlburgers” for a 10th and final season. The reality series following brothers Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg will debut the new installment at on May 15. A&E has also released a trailer for the season.

Season 10 will continue to focus on the Wahlberg brothers as they balance family and their eponymous Wahlburgers restaurants, which have locations around the country. Wahlburgers is owned by chef Paul Wahlberg in partnership with Mark and Donnie Wahlberg.

This season celebrates the Wahlberg brothers’ success, as they embark on a new frontier across the pond. Mark and Paul travel to Germany, where

Disney Could Buy Comcast’s 30% Share in Hulu

Coming this fall, Disney will be after a large chunk of the global viewing audience with the release of its new mammoth streaming platform. But in addition to Disney+, the company reportedly has its eye on taking even more control over one of its competitors.

CNBC details new developments in the ongoing question of Hulu control, citing a source that says Comcast is considering selling its 30 percent stake in the streaming platform to Disney. Following its recent acquisition of 20th Century Fox’s holdings, Disney already has a 60 percent share in ownership. The 9.5 percent of the company that Hulu recently reacquired from At&T would be split among Disney and Comcast as it stands now; Disney would get that amount in is entirety as part of a broader purchase from Comcast.

A number of factors go into determining Comcast’s ultimate decision, including the communications giant’s current standing as owner of NBC.

Santa Fe Studios Competes With Other New Mexico Stages for Streaming Business

Albuquerque Studios entered the spotlight last October when it was purchased by Netflix. While the complex is clearly the jewel in the crown of New Mexico’s production infrastructure, with eight soundstages totaling 132,000 square feet, 100,000 square feet of production offices, a large backlot and support space, it’s not the only modern studio facility in the Land of Enchantment.

In fact, before Netflix set up shop in Albuquerque, the bulk of its productions in the state were based some 60 miles northeast at Santa Fe Studios, which boasts two 19,275-square-foot soundstages, 25,000 square feet of production offices and a 57-acre backlot. Operated

‘Deadwood’ Cast and Crew Reflect on the Legacy of David Milch
‘Deadwood’ Cast and Crew Reflect on the Legacy of David Milch

On the surface, nothing was amiss at “An Evening With Deadwood,” a Film Independent Presents event held April 23, hosted by curator Elvis Mitchell and featuring series stars Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, John Hawkes and Gerald McRaney, as well as director Dan Minahan and executive producer Carolyn Strauss. Series creator David Milch wasn’t present, but his name and vision were forever on the lips of cast and collaborators alike.

To watch the attendees swap stories and reminisce about the show was a bittersweet endeavor, given the news of the day. Just hours before the event, Vulture film and TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz published an interview with Milch, which publicly revealed the “Deadwood” visionary’s recent Alzheimer’s diagnosis and reduced role during the filming of the upcoming 2-hour TV movie, some 13 years in the making. In the piece, Milch is described as observing the filming of the movie, but not interfering,

Which Game of Thrones Characters Will Die This Weekend?

Game of Thrones's eighth season is finally getting its legs under it, and the war between the living and the dead is about to get underway. That only took seven and half seasons...

Unfortunately, that also means death, which has been pretty absent from the first two episodes of Season 8, is also


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Deadwood: The Movie: HBO Releases Full Trailer for Anticipated Revival
Deadwood: The Movie: HBO Releases Full Trailer for Anticipated Revival

“It’d be a pity not to recognize what’s at stake — to go ahead and die stupid,” Timothy Olyphant’s Seth Bullock ominously warns Ian McShane’s Al Swearengen at the top of the official full trailer for HBO’s long-anticipated Deadwood movie, which premieres on May 31.

The two-minute promo then offers glimpses of fellow Deadwood MVPs Paula Malcomson (as badass Trixie), Molly Parker (as the radiant Seth-crushing Alma Ellsworth), John Hawkes (as trusty Sol Star, now married to Trixie), Kim Dickens (as soulful Joanie Stubbs) and Robin Weigert (as the pistol-firing Calamity Jane).

Gerald McRaney is also back as businessman-turned-senator George Hearst,

How Seal Team Tragedy Will Launch a Team Member's 'Beautiful' Mission

The following contains spoilers from the April 24 episode of CBS’ Seal Team.

Seal Team‘s latest tragedy will launch one Bravo Team member on a very special mission, even as he sits on the sidelines.

In this week’s episode of the yet-to-be-renewed CBS drama, Clay (played by Max Thieriot) accompanied Brett “Swanny” Swan (Defiance‘s Tony Curran) to a Va clinic, where the clearly addled, retired Seal went through a difficult, demeaning and rote review of his symptoms — including forgetfulness and the intrusion of harrowing memories. Tired of merely throwing meds at his condition, Swanny excitedly aimed to get

‘Deadwood: The Movie’ Trailer: Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane are Back for More Shootin’ and Swearin’
‘Deadwood: The Movie’ Trailer: Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane are Back for More Shootin’ and Swearin’

When last we saw footage from the upcoming “Deadwood: The Movie,” it almost seemed designed to reassure fans that yes, this is actually a thing that’s happening.

Now that the HBO Films Event (their words) is just over a month beyond the horizon, the network released a trailer that hints a little more strongly at how things may shake out in South Dakota. While McShane and Olyphant look to figure prominently in this feature-length culmination of the HBO series, it’s Gerald McRaney’s George Hearst that seems to be the main catalyst for the drama to come.

That builds on the network’s official summary of the film, which explains that “the indelible characters of the show are reunited after a decade to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds reopened as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes

CBS and Viacom Move Closer to Merger Talks

The CBS Corp. board of directors is moving closer to initiating acquisition discussions with Viacom, according to multiple sources close to the situation.

The move has been expected for months, although there may still be obstacles on the road to a reunion for the two sides of the Redstone media empire. Price could still be a sticking point. People close to the matter said CBS views Viacom as having a host of troubled assets including low-profile cable channels that are endangered species in a skinny bundle world. But Viacom believes it is in a much stronger position than it was this time last year,

The Deadwood Movie Trailer Is Just as Effing Explicit as the Effing Series

The long-awaited Deadwood movie finally has a full-length trailer. Thirteen years after the HBO series ended its three-season run, we're returning back to the town of Deadwood and while our characters might be a little bit older now, it appears they haven't changed one bit -- right down to their


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Dan Lin’s Rideback, Mrc Announce First Class of Writers and Mentors for TV Incubator
Dan Lin’s Rideback, Mrc Announce First Class of Writers and Mentors for TV Incubator

Rideback, Dan Lin’s production company, and Mrc have announced the inaugural class of writers and mentors for their TV incubator.

The new TV writers residency program, which was launched in February, offers a paid, eight-month residency program to a group of writers who have each previously been staffed on series and want to create their own drama series for cable and streaming. The writers are paired with experienced showrunners and/or executive producers who act as mentors.

The goal of the new venture is to creatively and financially support TV writers from a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences,

The Red Line's Noah Wyle Previews 'Profound' CBS Series — Watch Video
The Red Line's Noah Wyle Previews 'Profound' CBS Series — Watch Video

ER vet Noah Wyle is back in the Windy City, in a very different kind of Chicago drama.

The actor stars in the CBS limited event series The Red Line (debuting this Sunday at 8/7c) as Daniel Calder, a history teacher whose African-American husband is wrongfully shot to death by a white cop, throwing Daniel and his adopted daughter Jira (played by Aliyah Royale) into a grief tailspin. Meanwhile, the police officer (ShamelessNoel Fisher) responsible for the shooting has to confront his actions, and Jira’s biological mother (Hand of God‘s Emayatzy Corinealdi) struggles with whether to reconnect

Which Bubble Shows Will Be Renewed and What Will Get Canceled?

Spring may be the time for blooming flowers, warmer days, and flocking baby animals, but in the TV business it's also the time for death and destruction! With Upfronts looming, broadcast networks are hammering out their 2019-2020 schedules, and that means lots of shows are about to be sent to


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Game of Thrones Is Now Rolling Out Those 'Movie Length' Episodes

It's time to start setting aside a lot more time for Game of Thrones on Sunday evenings.

Coming into the show's eighth and final season, fans were long promised that while Season 8's episodic count would be smaller than any other season, the run times for the series' closing installments would be much


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An In Living Color Reunion, Seth Rogen's The Boys, And Other Reasons TV Fans Should Pay Attention to Tribeca

With the Tribeca Film Festival heading into its 17th year, the New York City event is bigger than it has ever been as new films and TV shows make their anticipated debuts. This year's highlights include the premiere of Netflix's Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, starring Zac Efron as the


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Jane the Virgin Cast Wraps Series With Emotional Goodbyes — See Photos

Here come the feels: The Jane the Virgin cast took to Instagram on Wednesday to mark the end of filming on the CW dramedy, and they definitely didn’t hide their emotions about the series wrap.

“This is my dream maker,” wrote star Gina Rodriguez in an Instagram story of her tearfully hugging showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman. “Her hair is pink and her brain is big and brilliant. Thank you for making me your Jane.”

Meanwhile, Rodriguez’s TV baby daddy Justin Baldoni (Rafael) showered his co-stars with love and praise, posting an emotional photo of him and Yael Grobglas,

Roswell Promotes Amber Midthunder to Series Regular for Season 2
Roswell Promotes Amber Midthunder to Series Regular for Season 2

Everything’s coming up Rosa! Amber Midthunder, who plays Liz’s older sister on Roswell, New Mexico, has been promoted to a series regular for the CW drama’s upcoming second season, TVLine has learned.

Though the late Rosa Ortecho was only seen in flashbacks for most of Roswell‘s first season, this week’s game-changing finale ended with hunky alien savior Max Evans using his otherworldly powers to revive her, potentially losing his own life in the process.

“Rosa thinks she just woke up from a bad hangover, and she’s about to be very confused,” showrunner Carina Adly MacKenzie tells TVLine.

‘The Grand Tour’ Presenter Richard Hammond Goes ‘Big!’ for Discovery
‘The Grand Tour’ Presenter Richard Hammond Goes ‘Big!’ for Discovery

Richard Hammond will take a break from his “Grand Tour” duties to make a series about the world’s biggest structures and machines for Discovery. The former “Top Gear” presenter fronts Amazon’s “Grand Tour” with Jeremy Clarkson and James May, but is going solo for “Richard Hammond’s Big!”

Hammond’s Chimp Productions will make the show, which will see him travel the globe and explore how engineers go about building, maintaining and using the featured superstructures, such as the world’s longest underground railway tunnel and a huge cargo ship. He will explore the science behind them with a series of experiments.

Comcast Q1 Profit Rises On High-Speed Internet, Sky Results

Comcast Corp. said profit for the first quarter of 2019 rose 14% thanks to new subscribers coming to its cable unit for high-speed online service and the addition of its recently acquired Sky Plc European-satellite business.

The owner of NBCUniversal and the Comcast cable business said profit came to $3.55 billion, or 77 cents a share, compared with $3.12 billion, or 66 cents a share, in the year-earlier period. Analysts had widely expected earnings of 68 cents a share.

Results were buoyed by 375,000 new customers for the Philadelphia company’s high-speed Internet service, even as Comcast shed subscribers from its traditional video business. Comcast’s NBCU division,

Broadcasters Order Royal Documentary ‘Meghan & Harry: Baby Fever’
Broadcasters Order Royal Documentary ‘Meghan & Harry: Baby Fever’

Broadcasters in Australia and the Netherlands, and cable network Lifetime in the U.S., have joined forces on “Meghan & Harry: Baby Fever,” a U.K.-produced documentary about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. It will chart the royal couple’s relationship the hugely anticipated arrival of their first child.

ITN Productions is making the documentary, which will include interviews with royal-watchers and experts as well as footage from the producer’s deep archive.

The one-off documentary will be on Nine Network in Australia and Rtl in the Netherlands. In the U.S., it will be on Lifetime this spring.

Could The 100 Season 6 See More Major Character Deaths Than Ever?

The 100 has officially been spared from cancellation for another year, and this time the renewal order comes a week before the current season has even premiered. That's a big show of faith on The CW's part in the show's ability to continue to thrive, but reaching a seventh season


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Motley Crue’s Netflix Bump: Streams, Sales and Socials Surge (Exclusive)
Motley Crue’s Netflix Bump: Streams, Sales and Socials Surge (Exclusive)

One month after the release of Mötley Crüe biopic “The Dirt,” the band is experiencing a Netflix bump on multiple platforms, including downloads, streams and book sales. In addition, the group gained new subscribers on YouTube and saw its socials pick up droves of followers on Facebook and Twitter.

Here’s how the numbers break down: In the streaming arena over the last 27 days, Motley Crue songs were consumed 73.8 million times on Spotify and nearly 30 million plays were registered at Apple Music. That’s a spike of 599% on Spotify and 1,081% on Apple Music, according to the band’s management, which

The Big Bang Theory's Rati Gupta Says Raj and Anu's Happy Ending Might Not Be Together

As The Big Bang Theory nears its end, its last single main character, Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar), may have finally found his partner in the form of Anu (Rati Gupta), a hotel concierge who's as level-headed as Raj is erratic. They were originally going to quickly wed in an arranged marriage,


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The Jane the Virgin Cast's Wrap Photos Will Make You Tear Up

That's a wrap on Jane the Virgin's fifth and final season.

The stars of The CW's hit telenovela series have now completed filming on their final episode of the series -- which just so happens to be its 100th -- and they have been sharing some behind-the-scenes glimpses at their last day on set. The


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Warner Bros. Exec Désirée Finnegan Named Screen Ireland Chief

Désirée Finnegan will be the new chief executive of Screen Ireland, replacing the outgoing James Hickey. Finnegan, who hails from Dublin, joins from Warner Bros. Pictures where she was Svp, theatrical marketing and publicity, and guided strategy for campaigns across the Emea region.

In a 15-year stint at the Hollywood studio she worked on campaigns for “Dunkirk,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy and the “Harry Potter” franchise among others. Prior to Warner Bros., Finnegan was in New York, working with Enterprise Ireland, supporting the development and growth of Irish enterprise in the U.S.

“I am delighted to be returning home

Comcast Considers NBC Sky News Channel as NBCUniversal Revs Streaming Strategy

Comcast is considering the launch of a news channel that would draw from the resources of NBC News and Sky News.

Comcast chairman-ceo Brian Roberts dropped that tidbit during his remarks Thursday morning on the cable giant’s first quarter earnings call with Wall Street analysts. NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke also spoke enthusiastically about NBCU’s progress on its plan to launch an advertising-supported streaming platform.

“We look at this as a way to grow our company and power our company for decades to come,” Burke said of the streaming service that he said is targeted to debut this time next year.

Three's Company for Lucifer, Chloe and Eve? Watch the Sexy Season 4 Trailer

As if Lucifer Morningstar and Chloe Decker didn’t have enough to deal with in Season 4, the Garden of Eden’s “first lady” is here to don some fig leaves and further shake things up as Season 4 unfolds on Netflix starting Wednesday, May 8.

Inbar Lavi (Imposters, Prison Break) joins Lucifer for Season 4 as Eve aka “the original sinner herself,” who has “grown restless in her marriage [to Adam] and longs for a less predictable time when things were exciting. Naughty. Dangerous.”

But if it’s any comfort, Deckerstar fans, Eve doesn’t show up until the very end of Episode 3 (of 10), after

Viacom’s Music Group Taps Mala Chapple and Todd Radnitz

Viacom’s Music Group, which comprises of MTV, VH1, Cmt and Logo, has tapped Mala Chapple and Todd Radnitz to join its executive team, Variety has learned.

Chapple will assume the position of Svp of content strategy, operations and media partnerships, while Todd Radnitz will be the company’s new Svp of original series.

“Mala and Todd are at the top of their game, with long track records of proven success,” said Nina L. Diaz, president of entertainment for Viacom’s Music Group. “As we develop more original hours on linear than ever before, and build on that momentum to deliver content across every platform,

Lucifer Introduces a Hellish New Love Triangle in Season 4 Trailer

Lucifer's second coming is kicking off with a devil of a love triangle. The first trailer for the resurrected drama's fourth season, which debuts on Netflix in May, teases Lucifer's (Tom Ellis) reunion with Eve (Inbar Lavi) -- yes, that Eve. And since things with Chloe (Lauren German) seem a little


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Chicago P.D.'s Burgess Tapped Into Her Inner Darkness in an Emotionally Charged Episode

When the chips are down, you can always count on Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) to see the silver lining. However, Wednesday's episode of Chicago P.D., titled "What Could Have Been," saw the normally peppy detective grapple with immense guilt stemming from a new case that hit close to home.



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‘This Close’ Team Partners with Easterseals to Create Hollywood ‘Pipeline’ for People with Disabilities
‘This Close’ Team Partners with Easterseals to Create Hollywood ‘Pipeline’ for People with Disabilities

“This Close” co-creators and stars Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman are the only two writers in the WGA who are deaf but, thanks to a new partnership with Easterseals, hopefully that won’t be the case for much longer.

Stern announced that they would be working with the nonprofit to provide support to deaf writers, getting them in front of industry decision-makers to get feedback on their work and, hopefully, jobs as well.

“We have to make the pipeline. Sometimes you have to chop down the trees yourself to make the road clear,” Stern said on a “Power of TV: