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Raelle Tucker, who most recently served as executive producer/showrunner on the A&E drama The Returned, has been tapped as an executive producer on the upcoming second season of Netflix’s Marvel drama series Jessica Jones, which is coming off a well-received freshman run. She will work alongside creator/executive producer/showrunner Melissa Rosenberg. Tucker is filling a top-level writer void left by the departure of executive producer Liz Friedman who segued to her ABC…

DreamWorks Animation has announced Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh, a new animated series based on the 2015 hit kids film Home, set to debut on Netflix July 29. Picking up where the film left off, the show is a coming of age comedy that sees human girl Tip and the alien being Oh navigate their crazily combined human and alien culture and having plenty of adventures along the way. The series will also feature original musical numbers. The voice cast is led by Rachel Crow as…

Debuting on Netflix on April 1 with a full 10 episodes, The Ranch is really two different shows put together. On one hand, the Ashton Kutcher-starring multi-cam sitcom from Two And A Half Men showrunner Don Reo and producer Jim Patterson is a fairly standard, broad-humored Big 4-type show that really has nothing new in it. That show, with Kutcher as an out-to-pasture semi-pro footballer now back on the family ranch after 15 years away, is worth taking a pass on. However…

Martin Mull has signed on to a key role in A Futile And Stupid Gesture, the upcoming Netflix film based on the 2006 nonfiction book of the same name that charts the troubled life of National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenny. The film also examines the impact of the comedy magazine and the media empire it spawned during the 70s and 80s with Mull is set to play “Modern Doug,” an imagined, older version of Kenney, had he not committed suicide in 1980. Will Forte plays the…

Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott and Debra Winger shine when Netflix’s multi-cam sitcom about a Colorado ranching family gets serious.read more

UPDATE with Disney statement: Less than a week after Disney threatened to take its business elsewhere and the rest of Hollywood urged Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to veto a bill that would allow discrimination against members of the LGBT community, Deal says today the religious liberty bill will not become law. “I do not think we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia,” Deal said Monday. “Georgia is a welcoming state.” With the…

CBS dominated its network rivals as nominations for the Daytime Emmy Awards were announced today. The net scored 77 noms, more than double its closest broadcast rival, ABC’s 37. CBS’ venerable soap The Young and The Restless bagged the most nominations (27), followed by longtime daytime-drama rival General Hospital on ABC (24) — which led the field last year — and its own venerable The Bold and the Beautiful (23). Lauralee Bell, who has played Christine Bell on Young And R…

The reboot of ‘Maniac’ has scored a 10-episode straight-to-series order at the streaming giant.read more

Only days after it was taken out, Maniac, the hot Paramount TV/Anonymous Content half-hour series starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill and directed by Cary Fukunaga, has found a home at Netflix. I have learned that the streaming service is finalizing a deal on a straight-to-series 10-episode order for the dark comedy project based on the 2014 Norwegian series about a guy who lives a fantasy life in his dreams but in reality is locked up at an institution. Fukunaga is…

“I think we so better off here in New York than in Ecuador — we’ve got wine, snacks, not being shot at.” That pretty much sums up the premise of Netflix’s original movie Special Correspondents, in which Frank (Eric Bana), an arrogant radio journalist whose job is on the line, pretends to be doing reports live from a war-torn South American country, aided and abetted by his sound engineer Finch (Ricky Gervais). Truth is, they’re hiding out in a building across the street…