Live+3 Ratings for Week of Dec. 3: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Fall Finale Comes Out on Top

The 12th season fall finale of “The Big Bang Theory” handily topped all of its scripted competition in the delayed viewing numbers for the week of Dec. 3. In Live+3, “The Big Bang Theory” rose from a 2.1 rating to a 3.3 in adults 18-49, a lift of 57%. In total viewers, the sh...

Variety | 14.12.2018 22:15:59

‘Brexit’ Trailer Reveals HBO’s Timely Film Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Though I have personally been waiting for Armando Ianucci's (Veep, The Thick of It) take on the mess that is Brexit, I'm pleased someone is alreadyon it regardless. HBO'sBrexitis also an international co-production BBC Studios, Channel 4 and House Productions, and starsBenedict Cumberbat... #trailer #hbo

Collider | 14.12.2018 22:08:57

The Best Movies on Netflix Right Now (December 2018)

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Collider | 14.12.2018 22:02:24

‘Spinning Out’: Willow Shields Joins Netflix Drama Series

Willow Shields (The Hunger Games) has been cast opposite Kaya Scodelario in Spinning Out, Netflix’s upcoming drama series set in the world of competitive figure skating.Created by Samantha Stratton (Mr. Mercedes), a former competitive figure skater herself, Spinning Out centers on Kat Baker (S... #netflix

Deadline | 14.12.2018 22:00:51

‘Hunger Games’ Alum Willow Shields Joins Netflix Drama Series ‘Spinning Out’

Willow Shields has been cast in a series regular role in “Spinning Out,” the upcoming ice skating drama series at Netflix. She joins a cast that also includes Kaya Scodelario, who was announced as the series lead on Thursday, taking over the role originally held by Emma Roberts. Shields ... #netflix

Variety | 14.12.2018 22:00:29

Anonymous Content Adds Meredith Rothman to Management Division (EXCLUSIVE)

Anonymous Content has added Meredith Rothman to its management division, Variety has learned. She joins the company from Mosaic, where she spent the last five years as a talent and literary manager. Rothman started her career working for casting director Francine Maisler and later worked as an assis...

Variety | 14.12.2018 21:58:27

Maroon 5 and How the Super Bowl Halftime Show Became Music’s Least Wanted Gig

Who would have thought that the Super Bowl Halftime show, an American institution watched by more than 100 million people, would become the least wanted gig in music? But thanks to the ongoing controversy concerning the NFL’s stance on a player’s right to protest, brought to the forefron...

Variety | 14.12.2018 21:53:34

Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Could Tangle Up to $40 Million in Debut

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is dominating the domestic box office as it heads for up to $40 million in its opening weekend at 3,813 North American locations, early estimates showed on Friday. Clint Eastwood’s drug-runner drama “The Mule” should finish second wit... #spider-man

Variety | 14.12.2018 21:43:43

Kristen Stewart Toronto Pic ‘JT Leroy’ Near U.S. Deal From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group

EXCLUSIVE: Kristin Stewart’s portrayal as literary hoaxer JT Leroy is poised to get distribution after it premiered as one of the high profile titles at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group is near to closing a U.S. rights to the Justin Kelly-dire...

Deadline | 14.12.2018 21:40:15

Aquaman Villains Explained: Orm - Who is Ocean Master?

Marc BuxtonDec 14, 2018 King Orm of Atlantis is one of the most important Aquaman villains. Here's everything you need to know about Ocean Master.The oceans will boil with brotherly hatred when the Aquaman movie hits theatres. The war between Arthur Curry and his conniving brother Orm, the Ocea... #aquaman

Den of Geek | 14.12.2018 21:31:17

The Best TV Shows on Netflix Right Now

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Collider | 14.12.2018 21:28:51

Breaking Down That Enigmatic ‘Nightflyers’ Finale with Showrunner Jeff Buhler

Wait, what?! What just happened? The Nightflyers finale was quite the enigma. Inspired by the George RR Martin novella of the same name, Syfy's horror series followed a team of daring scientists on a mission to meet a mysterious alien race known as the Volcryn and possibly save Earth in the proc...

Collider | 14.12.2018 21:03:54

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Update Brings Online Fixes, Character Tweaks

“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” version 1.2.0 is live now, including fixes for online connectivity issues, several character adjustments, and Pikachu and Eevee Spirits for “Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!” players. Version 1.2.0 contains adjustments for Greninja, Link, Donkey ...

Variety | 14.12.2018 21:00:09

The Bart & Fleming Podcast: Disney’s Fox At The Movies

With Disney's acquisition of Fox now imminent, Hollywood is only now coming to terms with its impact in terms of lost jobs and the emerging predominance of the new entity in film and TV, as we discuss in the latest episode of The Bart & Fleming Podcast.On the movie side, with a hefty lineup ... #disney

Deadline | 14.12.2018 20:55:20

Sinister Six Spider-Man Spinoff Movie Still in Development at Sony

Joseph BaxterDec 14, 2018 While Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff plans are already grandiose, it seems that the Sinister Six team-up movie is still happening.The Sinister Six, the legendary team-up of Spider-Man’s greatest enemies, has long been eyed by Sony Pictures for a spinoff movie; a notion that pred... #spider-man

Den of Geek | 14.12.2018 20:49:04

‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Catching $35M-$40M, ‘The Mule’ Carrying $18M, ‘Mortal Engines’ Out Of Gas With $8M-$9M

3rd Update, Friday 12:47PM: Right now the box office is pacing as tracking predicted it: Sony’sSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Versewith a $35M-$40M after a $12M Friday, Warner Bros./Bron Studio’sThe Muleis 2nd with $18M after $6M today and Universal/Media Rights Capital’sMortal Engine... #spider-man

Deadline | 14.12.2018 20:47:41

HBO Sets ‘Brexit’ Premiere Date, Releases Trailer For Benedict Cumberbatch Film

Brexit, the HBO movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the real-life man who orchestrated the historic campaign,will debut Saturday, Jan. 19. HBO announced the premiere today, while releasing a trailer that gives a first look at the film.AsDominic Cummings, who spearheaded the Vote Leave campaign, C... #trailer #hbo

Deadline | 14.12.2018 20:41:31

James Corden’s Fulwell 73 to Develop Sci-Fi Drama at CBS (EXCLUSIVE)

CBS is developing a drama series that hails from James Corden’s production company, Fulwell 73,Variety has learned exclusively. The series is titled “Embody.” In the series, after a mission gone wrong renders her permanently blind, a special agent volunteers for an experimental gov...

Variety | 14.12.2018 20:30:14

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Set for August Release

Lionsgate and CBS Films have set Guillermo del Toro’s “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” for an Aug. 9 release. The adaptation cast Michael Garza, Austin Abrams, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur and Natalie Ganzhorn with production started in late August. Del Toro is producing the teen ...

Variety | 14.12.2018 20:30:03

Mobile Ticket Sales Drive Fandango In 2018, With ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ Latest Hero

EXCLUSIVE: Online movie ticket retailerFandango is reporting a banner year for mobile ticket sales with 80% of its inventory sold on mobile devices, up from 72% a year ago.Last night alone, Sony’sSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verserepped 83% of Fandango’s opening tickets on mobile devices....

Deadline | 14.12.2018 20:20:40

Netflix Punches Back In Legal Fight With Viacom Over Exec Poaching

Netflix has responded to Viacom’s lawsuit claiming the streaming service poached a senior executive (a case mirroring a separate dust-up with Fox), saying the employment contract it allegedly breached is illegal and unenforceable.Viacom’s suit assertedthatNetflix violated the contract of... #netflix

Deadline | 14.12.2018 20:15:40

Ventana Sur: Film Factory Swoops on Ana García Blaya’s ‘The Good Intentions’ (EXCLUSIVE)

BUENOS AIRES — Lightning strikes twice. Flying the flag for the commercial potential of first-time Argentine directors and marking the kind of lightning deal which adds energy to a market, Vicente Canales’ Film Factory has swooped on “The Good Intentions,” an Argentine movie which was the big ...

Variety | 14.12.2018 20:12:20

Claire Foy & Chuck Lorre Set For Honors At Critics’ Choice Awards

The Critics’ Choice Awards will honor The Girl in the Spider’s Web star and The Crown alum Claire Foy and sitcom hitmaker Chuck Lorre at its 24th annual ceremony next month.Foy, who also recently co-starred opposite Ryan Gosling in Damien Chazelle’s First Man, will receive the CCA&...

Deadline | 14.12.2018 20:06:03

Guillermo Del Toro & André Ovredal’s ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Gets Summer Release Date

CBS Films/eOne’s feature take onScary Stories to Tell in the Darkfrom Oscar winnerGuillermo del Toro, who is co-writing and producing, will open on Aug. 9 next year.André Ovredal is directing the movie about a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre death...

Deadline | 14.12.2018 20:05:50

Rightor Doyle’s ‘Bonding’ Short-Form Dark Comedy Series Picked Up By Netflix

Netflix has picked upBonding, the seven-episode short-form dark comedy series fromRightor Doyle(Barry).Originally announced asblackpillsoriginal to run on the digital platform, the series starring Zoe Levin (Palo Alto) and Brendan Scannell (Heathers) will instead be distributed by Netflix next year ... #netflix #bond

Deadline | 14.12.2018 20:00:37

Jimmy Kimmel’s Latest Trolling Effort Involves ‘Fortnite’

The latest request from Jimmy Kimmel asks parents to turn off the TV while kids are playing “Fortnite.” The host of Jimmy Kimmel Live explained that he asked parents to prank their kids with a new Youtube Challenge called “Hey Jimmy Kimmel, I turned off the TV during Fortnite.̶...

Variety | 14.12.2018 20:00:17

Titans Episode 10 Review: Koriand'r

Titans delivers one of its best episodes yet as the secrets of Raven and Starfire are revealed. This Titans review contains spoilers.Titans Episode 10Titanshas been like a roadtrip with a friend with whom the ride is entertaining, but wildly erratic with a lot of detours that leave your head spinnin...

Den of Geek | 14.12.2018 19:58:43

The Weekly Standard To Close; Anti-Trump Conservative Magazine Was Cable News Pipeline

The Weekly Standard magazine, one of cable news’ trustiest suppliers of traditional conservative voices, is shuttering. Publisher Clarity Media Group announced the closing this morning, drawing the ire of high-profile staffers and the disappointment of readers who stayed loyal to the 23-year-o...

Deadline | 14.12.2018 19:56:30

How the “Elseworlds” Crossover Makes the Case for a Superman CW Series

This year’s big annual Arrowverse crossover was as splashy as ever, spanning four cities, three Earths, and multiple potential realities, all while packing in as many DC references and Easter eggs as possible. As stories go, it was largely satisfying, featuring strong character moments, fun in-jokes... #superman

Collider | 14.12.2018 19:52:19

The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

The way we consume our media has seen a fundamental paradigm shift over the last decade. It happened in incremental steps -- TiVo, VOD, the rise of streaming networks; those advances and many more are all pivotalsteps in restructuring the way we approach serialized storytelling formats. At the same ...

Collider | 14.12.2018 19:51:11

Benicio Del Toro To Voice Swiper The Fox In ‘Dora The Explorer’

Deadline confirms that TrafficOscar winner and Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Benicio Del Torowill voice the villainous fox Swiper in Paramount’sDora the Explorermovie. Pic has finished shooting in Australia, but Del Toro will provide the voice-over to the fox who always tries to undermine the ...

Deadline | 14.12.2018 19:50:55

‘Aquaman’ Swims Past $150M Overseas, Tops All DC Titles In China

Following its splashy China opening last weekend, Warner Bros/DC's Aquaman is expanding to another 42 offshore markets this frame. Through Thursday, there are 36 in release which have lifted the international box office cume to $152M. That includes the Middle Kingdom where the James Wan-directed... #aquaman

Deadline | 14.12.2018 19:47:57

Amazon Adds NBA League Pass Live-Streaming Games to Prime Video Channels

Amazon is bringing pro hoops action to Prime Video Channels: The ecommerce giant now offers NBA League Pass as part of its lineup of 150-plus subscription options for Prime members in the U.S. It’s the first U.S. live-sports subscription service on Prime Video Channels. Prime members can subsc... #amazon

Variety | 14.12.2018 19:39:40

‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Set for Summer 2019 Release

Summer 2019 just got a little scarier. For children of the 80s and 90s, these short stories written by Alvin Schwartz and horrifyingly illustrated by Stephen Gammell lived up to their title: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. You may have had yourGoosebumps collection and you may have hidden beneath...

Collider | 14.12.2018 19:38:50

Brad Bird On The Long Wait For ‘Incredibles 2’, His Epic Passion Project ‘1906’ & Pixar Post John Lasseter – Crew Call Podcast

It’s not the first time that a sequel has arrived more than a decade after it’s predecessor, and in such situations, it’s always daunting for a studio, because you never know if moviegoers are still going to care, or if they’re too precious about the original movie.However, D...

Deadline | 14.12.2018 19:34:14

Celebrities Pick Their Favorite Movies and TV Shows of 2018

Still looking for the latest and greatest movie, TV series or book to finish before the year is out? Why not ask the folks behind Hollywood’s favorite hits, what they’re reading and viewing this 2018. We reached out to the stars and creators behind the things you love(including Barry Jenkins,Steven ...

Variety | 14.12.2018 19:28:58

‘The Black Tapes’ Supernatural Drama Based On Podcast In Works At NBC From Matthew Arnold

NBC has put in development a supernatural drama based on The Black Tapes podcast, from Emerald City co-creator Matthew Arnold, podcast creators Paul Bae and Terry Miles, Entertainment 360 and Universal TV.Written and executive produced by Arnold, Bae and Miles, The Black Tapes adaptationfollows a jo...

Deadline | 14.12.2018 19:24:29

Heroes of the Storm: Blizzard Cancels eSports Events and Reduces Development Support

Matthew ByrdDec 14, 2018 Heroes of the Storm will limp on following Blizzard's decision to reduce support for the game. Blizzard is drastically cutting down on their support of the MOBA title Heroes of the Storm. "Over the past several years, the work of evaluating our development...

Den of Geek | 14.12.2018 19:19:16

Game Workers Unite UK Is That Country’s First Games Industry Union

Game Workers Unite UK is now a legal trade union dedicated to representing game developers in that country, it announced in a blog post on Friday. It’s the first and only union representing video game industry workers in the United Kingdom, it said. It’s an affiliate of the global Game W...

Variety | 14.12.2018 19:16:10

Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan to Star in Fossil Hunter Movie ‘Ammonite’

Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan are starring in the independent historical drama “Ammonite,” a story inspired by the life of fossil hunter Mary Anning. The story is set in 1840s England, when Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering ...

Variety | 14.12.2018 19:16:00