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Here are the news items for the past week:

CANCELLATIONS

Chicago Justice has been cancelled by NBC after only one season. (Deadline)

CASTING NEWS

Actress Laura Bell Bundy (Hart of Dixie and Anger Management) has landed a recurring role in the second season of Good Behavior on TNT. She will play Carin, an upscale suburban mother who’s heavily involved in her daughter’s school. When she meets her new neighbors, Letty (Michelle Dockery) and Javier (Juan Diego Botto), she’s quickly drawn into their web, and it’s not long before Letty exploits Carin’s deep-seated desire to rebel. (Deadline)

Actress Sophia Bush is leaving the NBC drama Chicago P.D. after four seasons. It was hinted at the end of this season that her character Det. Erin Lindsay would be leaving Chicago to take a job with the FBI. (Deadline and Variety)

Actress Tasya Teles has been promoted to series regular on The 100 where she has recurred as Echo since season 2. (Deadline)

Actor Brandon Scott (Guerrilla) and Holland Roden (Teen Wolf) will be series leads for the third installment of the anthology series Channel Zero on Syfy, which will premiere in 2018. Scott will play Officer Luke Vanczyk, a young but already jaded cop, living in the shadow of his father, the Chief of Police. Luke’s world-weary exterior hides a fierce commitment to justice, and a deep love for his troubled community. Roden will play Zoe Woods, a sharp, tough young woman whose struggles with mental illness have worn her down over the years. She hates that her younger sister has to take care of her and she’d give anything to go back to the way things used to be. (Deadline)

Actresses Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue and Grey’s Anatomy) and Margot Bingham (Boardwalk Empire) and actor Alimi Ballard (The Catch and Numb3rs) will have recurring roles in season 2 of Queen Sugar, which returns to OWN on June 21. Lawrence will play Lorna, the mother of Charley Bordelon (series lead Dawn-Lyen Gardner). Sophisticated, charismatic, and complicated, Lorna is a successful, self-motivated businesswoman who raised her daughter to never settle for second best. Ballard will portray Dr. Robert Dubois, an epidemiologist who works at The Center for American Progress. Sincere, charming and intellectual, Dr. Dubois makes a lasting impression on Nova (series lead Rutina Wesley). Bingham is Tamar Judith, a cool and confident pop singer who crosses paths with Davis (series star Timon Kyle Durrett). (Deadline)

SERIES NEWS

The History Channel has ordered a 10-episode scripted drama currently titled Blue Book that will chronicle the real top secret United States Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s known as Project Blue Book. The series will focus on college professor Dr. J. Allen Hynek, who is recruited by the military to spearhead the project. The show will be executive produced by Robert Zemeckis. (Variety)

TRAILER

Game of Thrones Season 7

Full Red Nose Day Love Actually Reunion

That’s it. Enjoy!

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Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in June:

Band Aid
Opens: June 2

A non-stop fighting married couple (Zoe Lister-Jones and Adam Pally) attempt to save their marriage by turning their fights into songs. The film also stars Fred Armisen, Retta, Brooklyn Decker, Jesse Williams, Jerry O’Connell, Colin Hanks and Jamie Chung.

Wonder Woman
Opens: June 2

In the early 20th century, the Amazon princess Diana (Gal Gadot), who is living on the island of Themyscira, meets American military pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) when he is washed ashore. After learning from him about the ongoing events of World War I, she leaves her home for London to bring an early end to the war. The cast includes Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis and Connie Nielsen.

Megan Leavey
Opens: June 9

The movie is based on the true events about young female Marine Megan Leavey (Kate Mara) and a combat dog named Rex. The film also stars Edie Falco, Common, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford and Will Patton.

My Cousin Rachel
Opens: June 9

The movie is based on the 1951 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier about a young Englishman (Sam Claflin), who seeks revenge against his beautiful cousin (Rachel Weisz), but soon finds himself falling under the spell of her mysterious charm. The cast includes Iain Glen and Holliday Grainger.

The Hero
Opens: June 9

Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.

The Mummy
Opens: June 9

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the desert, ancient princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in the modern era, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. The film stars Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe.

Cars 3
Opens: June 16

After being trounced in many races by high-tech racer Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), many begin to wonder if the famous Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) will retire from racing after he endures a terrible crash. To preserve his racing career, he seeks help from race technician Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) and some other friends to train and attempt a comeback in the Florida 500. Other voices will be provided by Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, Jenifer Lewis, John Ratzenberger, Tony Shalhoub, Katherine Helmond, Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion, Chris Cooper and Margo Martindale.

The Book of Henry
Opens: June 16

In a small suburban town, a precocious 11-year-old boy, Henry Carpenter (Jaeden Lieberher), and his younger brother, Peter (Jacob Tremblay), are being raised by their single mother, Susan (Naomi Watts), a waitress. Henry has a crush on their neighbor Christina (Maddie Ziegler), stepdaughter of the Police Commissioner (Dean Norris). To protect Christina from harm at the hands of her stepfather, Henry comes up with a plan to rescue her that he writes down in a book. Henry’s mother discovers the book and decides that she and Peter will put Henry’s scheme into motion. The cast also includes Sarah Silverman and Lee Pace.

Maudie
Opens: June 16

An arthritic Nova Scotia woman (Sally Hawkins) works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community. The film also stars Ethan Hawke and Kari Matchett.

Transformers: The Last Knight
Opens: June 21

In the absence of Optimus Prime, a war has commenced between the human race and the Transformers. To save their world, Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) forms an alliance with Bumblebee, an English lord, and an Oxford professor to learn the secrets of why the Transformers keep coming back to Earth. The cast includes Stanley Tucci, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Laura Haddock, Santiago Cabrera and Mitch Pileggi.

The Beguiled
Opens: June 23

Based on the novel by Thomas P. Cullinan, an injured Union soldier (Colin Farrell) arrives at an all-female Southern boarding school during the Civil War. Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounds and offer him shelter and companionship. The film includes Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning.

Despicable Me 3
Opens: June 30

Gru (Steve Carell) faces off against Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), a former child star who has grown up to become obsessed with the character that he played in the ’80s, and gets into some sibling rivalry when he meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist to steal the diamond that Bratt has stolen. Other voice actors include Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Julie Andrews and Jenny Slate.

Movies coming out in July will be posted at the end of June.

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

4:30 PM:
Superman Returns movie on TNT

5 PM:
Real Steel movie on FXX

5:30 PM:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 movie on Freeform

6 PM:
Secretariat movie on CMT

6:55 PM:
Independence Day: Insurgence movie on HBO

7 PM:
All For Love movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Hailey Dean Mystery: Deadly Estate movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)

8 PM:
Heartland on UP Channel (NEW)
NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS (Reair)
Man of Steel movie on TNT

9 PM:
Good Witch on Hallmark Channel (NEW)
Framed for Murder: A Fixer Upper Mystery movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
Taken movie on A&E
The Blindside movie on CMT
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 movie on Freeform

Enjoy!

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

4:30 PM:
Avatar movie on AMC

5 PM:
Jack Reacher movie on FX
Unbroken movie on FXM

6 PM:
The Rock movie on IFC

6:10 PM:
Romancing the Stone movie on Cinemax
Eddie the Eagle movie on HBO

7 PM:
Genius on NatGeo (Reair)
The Art of Us movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
NCIS on USA Network

7:49 PM:
Unbroken movie on FXM

8 PM:
Scorpion on CBS (Reair)
Blackhat movie on FX
NCIS on USA Network

9 PM:
Doctor Who on BBC America (NEW)
All For Love movie on Hallmark Channel (DEBUT)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie on Freeform
NCIS on USA Network

9:30 PM:
X-Men: Apocalypse movie on HBO

10 PM:
Class on BBC America (NEW)
NCIS on USA Network

Enjoy!

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

5:30 PM:
Twister movie on AMC
Taken 3 movie on FX

6 PM:
Heaven Is For Real movie on Lifetime

6:20 PM:
Hello, My Name is Doris movie on EPIX
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (animated) movie on FXM

7 PM:
Murder She Baked: Just Desserts movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets movie on Freeform
Mother’s Day movie on Showtime

8 PM:
Avatar movie on AMC
Titanic movie on CMT
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation movie on EPIX
Jack Reacher movie on FX
The Holiday movie on Lifetime
Man of Steel movie on TNT
Sweet Home Alabama movie on WE TV

9 PM:
A Bundle of Trouble: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
Suicide Squad movie on HBO2
Outlander on Starz (Reair)

10 PM:
Coyote Ugly movie on Cinemax

Enjoy!

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Thanks to the folks over at Variety the following is the night-by-night breakdown of the major networks proposed line-ups for the 2017-2018 fall TV season.

Please keep in mind that while the schedules that follow will, for the most part, stay the same by the time September and October roll around, there is the possibility for alterations and changes.

Here is the 2017-2018 fall line-up:

For full details on what each network has planned for the fall TV season, please see my previous upfront reports:

ABC 2017-2018 Fall Schedule

CBS 2017-2018 Fall Schedule

FOX 2017-2018 Fall Schedule

NBC 2017-2018 Fall Schedule

The CW 2017-2018 Fall Schedule

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The new ABC series Still Star-Crossed will debut on May 29 at 10:01 PM.

The period piece picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate.

The cast includes Anthony Head (Buffy, the Vampire Slayer and Merlin), Grant Bowler (Defiance), Torrance Coombs (Reign), Zuleikha Robinson (Lost) and Sterling Sulieman (Pretty Little Liars).

Here is a trailer for Still Star-Crossed:

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