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Fox Is Already Talking About ‘9-1-1’ Spinoffs, Ryan Murphy Says

Sound the alarm, “9-1-1” fans! Executive producer Ryan Murphy says that he’s already talking to Fox about making a multiple-series franchise of his latest hit drama, which airs its season 1 finale tonight.
“We’re talking about spin-offs already,” Murphy told Entertainment Weekly in an interview published Wednesday.

Chris Evans Says He’s Done With Marvel After ‘Avengers 4’

Marvel Studios has been incredibly open about the upcoming two ‘Avengers’ films marking the end of an era. While they’re definitely not closing up shop and stopping production of Marvel Cinematic Universe films after the untitled ‘Avengers 4’ hits theaters in 2019, they have been clear that the landscape of the MCU will be different than what fans have seen so far.

The Big Bang Theory Casting News: Jerry O’Connell Set To Play Sheldon’s Brother Georgie

Shamy’s wedding just added another name to the guest list, and he’s the long-awaited brother of the groom! TVOvermind can confirm that Jerry O’Connell has been cast in the role of George Cooper Jr., better known to The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon fans as Georgie.

‘SNL’ Weekend Update Host Michael Che: Trump-Kim Jong Un Meeting Could Be ‘Greatest Episode of Scared Straight Ever’

The Weekend Update segment of this week’s “SNL” kicked off by talking about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s invitation to Donald Trump to meet and discuss his country’s potential nuclear disarmament.

Robert Rodriguez Welcomes SXSW To ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Set; Cast Explains How The Sci-Fi Movie Empowers Women

The opening night party for SXSW wasn’t your normal festival soiree that’s set in a random club where booze flows like lava whilst a DJ plays eardrum piercing EDM jams of the “untz-untz” variety. Instead, the Austin-based confab set the film festival bar high with an opening night party on the set of Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming Alita: Battle Angel (opening Dec. 21) based on Yukito Kishiro’s manga. Rodriguez was on hand to celebrate the evening alongside producer Jon Landau and stars of the film Rosa Salazar and Keean Johnson.

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ to World Premiere at SXSW

Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” will have its world premiere at South by Southwest on Sunday night.
The Warner Bros. release was widely speculated to be this year’s “secret secret” at the Austin film festival, which made an official announcement about it in an email over the weekend.

Netflix, ‘Stranger Things’ Creators Respond to Verbal Abuse Claim

Matt and Ross Duffer, the creators and showrunners of “Stranger Things,” have strongly denied a crew member’s claim that she witnessed abuse by the brothers on the set of the Netflix show.
“We are deeply upset to learn that someone felt uncomfortable on our set,” the Duffer brothers said in a statement.
Peyton Brown, a grip for the show, wrote on Instagram that she would not return for Season 3 of “Stranger Things” because the Duffers created a hostile work environment for women. They “sought out and verbally abused multiple women,” Brown alleged.

‘Westworld’ Unveils Sneak Peek Of Samurai World At SXSW, Champions The Normalcy Of Powerful Female Leads

HBO’s gunslinging A.I.-fest known as Westworld has taken over SXSW. First, with the fully immersive experience, and now with a panel that gave a generous peek at the season tw0, which gave a peek at the highly anticipated Samurai World (or if you prefer, Shogun World). Cast members Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, and Jeffrey Wright were joined on stage by showrunners Lisa Joy and Johnathan Nolan to talk about what to expect from the upcoming sophomore season, as well as shattering the concept of a “powerful” female character.

Oscars: Guillermo del Toro Sends Message to Young Filmmakers as ‘Shape of Water’ Wins Best Picture

Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi/fantasy romance “The Shape of Water” has been named best picture of the year by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The win follows industry victories at the Producers and Directors Guild Awards for the film, which led the field overall with 13 nominations this year. Del Toro’s film also took home prizes for original score, production design, and director Sunday night.

Hillary Clinton Buys House Next Door To Her Chappaqua Home

Kate McKinnon went to the dark heart of Servergate as Hillary Clinton, addressing the nation from her comfy couch in Chappaqua. The Saturday Night Live cold open featured Hill in a series of “relatable moments” discussing her climb to power, with a Lady Macbeth-like reference to House Of Cards.