Chastity Dotson To Recur On Amazon’s ‘Patriot’ & Fox’s ‘Pitch’

Chastity Dotson, who is going into her third season recurring as Keisha Russell on Amazon’s Bosch, is adding two more recurring roles to her resume, on Amazon’s political thriller Patriot, as well as Fox’s baseball drama Pitch.
Written and directed by Steven Conrad, Patriot follows the complicated life of intelligence officer John Tavner, whose latest assignment is to prevent Iran from going nuclear. Dotson will play Carol, a veterinarian, who’s smart, charismatic, and…

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Netflix Sets Tween Series ‘Worst Witch,’ ‘Horse Mystery Project’ For 2017

An American teenager’s bond with her horse and a clumsy young witch will figure at the center of two new series aimed at tweens that Netflix has set for 2017. The streaming-video-on-demand giant said it would add two new live-action series to a growing lineup of offerings for older kids. The untitled “Horse Mystery Project”… Read more »

‘Spring’ Filmmakers Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead to Direct and Star in Indie ‘The Endless’

Following their Toronto Film Festival breakout “Spring” in 2014, Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson have set up their next project “The Endless” which they are set to star in and co-direct. They will be joined by Tate Ellington, Callie Hernandez, Lew Temple, James Jordan, Kira Powell, Emily Montague, Peter Cilella, Vinny Curran and Shane Brady…. Read more »

ABC Buys Iranian-American Family Comedy From Andrew Reich & Reza Aslan

ABC continues its quest to tell the stories of the diverse families that make up America. The latest effort is a single-camera comedy from former Friends executive producer/co-showrunner Andrew Reich and author, scholar and TV host/producer Reza Aslan. The project, from ABC Studios, is part of a new overall deal Reich has signed with the studio.
Written by Reich and Aslan, the untitled single-camera comedy centers on an Iranian-American family from San Jose, CA, who each…

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MTV VMAs Reached Three Times More People on Snapchat Than on TV. Is That a Good or Bad Sign?

Viacom’s MTV is still a TV brand, and the bulk of its revenue is still anchored in traditional television distribution. But the youth-skewing brand has been forced to spray its content broadly across multiple digital platforms — where much of its target audience is spending their time instead of watching TV. For its flagship 2016 Video Music… Read more »

Sean Parker Makes Off-Market Deal for Third Townhouse in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village

BUYER: Sean Parker LOCATION: New York City, NY PRICE: Unknown SIZE: more than 6,000 square feet YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: One of the latest real estate trends in Manhattan, at least for those with the finances to indulge such pricey desires, is to acquire and combine two and even three contiguous townhouses in to one urban… Read more »

TV Review: ‘Harley and the Davidsons’

“Harley and the Davidsons” is a superhero origin story, and like so many superhero stories these days, enjoying it requires an a priori love for the source material. In this case, the superhero is not any particular founder of Harley-Davidson, or even Harley-Davidson the company. It is the motorcycle itself — roaring to life in… Read more »

Cemetery Piss streaming new LP ‘Order of the Vulture,’ playing shows with Toxic Holocaust

It’s a pretty gnarly mix of black and thrash metal that splits the difference between the true darkness of the former and the party-spirit of the latter, resulting in an album that’s unsettling even as it maintains a sense of humor about itself.

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