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TV Legend Norman Lear To Host Wide-Ranging Podcast All of the Above!

All of the Above – Pictured (left to right): Paul Hipp, Amy Poehler and Norman Lear – Photo courtesy of podcastone.

Norman Lear is a Hollywood Legend. He has created controversial/topical hit series like All in the Family, Maude, Good Times, One Day at a Time and The Jeffersons.

As he approaches his 95th birthday, Lear has taken on a new challenge – hosting All of the Above, a weekly podcast taking listeners on an enlightening ride of conversation, from comedy to family, current events, music, politics, social issues and more.

Guests will include celebrities (a partial list follows), politicians, and everyday people.

Lear will be joined each week by his great friend, actor, composer and sidekick, Paul Hipp. All of ther Above premieres on podcastone on May 1st.

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Feed Your What Now? Trailer: Blood Drive!

Blood Drive, Syfy’s new high-octane series is ‘set in a near-apocalyptic future’ and ‘centers around LA’s last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race.’

Syfy has just released the first trailer and it is definitely something to behold – promising cannibals, monsters and more.

Blood Drive premieres on June 14th.

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Spoilerific Recap: Bloodline!

Netflix’s Bloodline returns for its third and final season on May 26th.

If it’s been a while since you watched the first two seasons and need to refresh your memory – without re-watching the show’s first 23 episodes in their entirety – Netflix has put together a dandy little four-and-a-half-minute recap video just for you.

If you’ve never watched Bloodline but are curious, the video is, essentially, one hundred percent spoilers – but lacking a lot of context.

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160 ABC Stations Poised To Launch Clearinghouse Initiative!

Disney/ABC has announced that over 160 ABC stations have signed on to launch an over-the-top steaming streaming service through its Clearinghouse initiative.

The vast majority of stations are now opted into one or more new internet-delivered programming services from DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV and/or CenturyLink. Additionally, with the participation of affiliated stations, the ABC Owned Stations and digital distribution services, ABC’s overall TV Everywhere and OTT footprint is significantly expanded with programming now live – or poised to go live – on the ABC app, MVPDs and OTT access points in 90 percent of US TV households.

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48 Hours: NCIS – Can a Video Solve a Double Murder?

Can a video help solve a double murder?

When agents investigate the deaths of petty officers Elise Makdessi and Quincy Brown, they find what should be an open and shut case: Makdessi’s husband has shot and killed Quincy Brown, whom the husband says he found raping and killing his wife.

The discovery of a videotape made by Makdessi kicks of an investigation that took six years – across two continents.

48 Hours: NCIS, a six-week series hosted by Rocky Carrol of hit CBS series NCIS, premieres on Tuesday, April 45 (10/9C).

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International Rescue Recap & Season 3 Trailer: Thunderbirds Are Go!

When disaster strikes, International Rescue answers the call! From their hidden island base in the South Pacific, the five Tracy brothers pilot remarkable, cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space – all for one purpose: to help others in need. Scott, Gordon, Virgil, John, and Alan Tracy are supported by mechanical genius Brains, cover operative Kayo, their jet-setting London agent Lady Penelope, and her loyal driver Parker.

Amazon’s CGI reboot of the classic Gerry & Sylvia Anderson Supermarionation adventure series has made a name for itself around the world – and season three is now available to stream.

For a taste of what’s too come, check out the season three trailer – and if you’ve missed all the action so far, there’s also a quick recap video.

Thunderbirds Are Go!

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Shadowhunters Still Hunting Shadows!

SHADOWHUNTERS – Freeform’s “Shadowhunters” stars Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane, Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood, Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland, Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis, Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood and Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway. (Freeform/Justin Stephens)

Freeform has announced it is renewing fantasy saga Shadowhunters for a third season.

The second half of season two premiere on Monday, June 5th (8/7C).

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First Look Photo: Marti Noxon’s To The Bone!

Marti Noxon’s To The Bone – Ellen (Lily Collins) – Photo courtesy of Netflix

Marti Noxon’s To The Bone centers on Ellen (Lily Collins), an anorexic 20-year old who has spent most of her teen years going through various recovery programs – losing even more weight though each.

Desperate for a reversal in her disorder, Ellen’s family agree to send her to an unusual group home for youths.

Marti Noxon’s To The Bone launches globally on Netflix on July 14th.

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Making Up Words Trailer: TNT’s Will!

Will – William Shakespeare (Laurie Davidson) – Photo by Ellen Von Unwerth/Courtesy of TNT.

TNT’s Will explores the life of the young William Shakespeare – hoping to do for Shakespeare what Da Vinci’s Demons did for Leonardo Da Vinci: fill in the blanks in what know of its subject’s life in an entertaining (though not in as fantastic – as in fantasy) way.

Will begins with the young Will arriving in London as the theatre scene is exploding. The trailer is a lot of fun.

Will premieres on Monday, July 10th (9/8C).

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New X-Files Event Series To Air In 2017-18 Season!

FOX has ordered a ten-episode X-Files event series to air during the 2017-18 seasons (not a surprise after 2016’s series’ ratings) – helmed by creator Chris Carter and bringing back David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as now iconic FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

Production is set to begin this summer.

Maybe this time we can get an arc that doesn’t take a lovely series of episodes and wrap them up with a pitiful finale (like last time – I can hope, right?).

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