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ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE ETHAN HAWKE TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE AND STAR IN SHOWTIME LIMITED SERIES GOOD LORD BIRD!

Showtime has ordered the eight-part limited series GOOD LORD BIRD from Blumhouse Television, based on the National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird by bestselling author James McBride.

Ethan Hawke will star as 19th-century abolitionist John Brown and is co-writing and executive producing with author and producer Mark Richard.

Series details follow.

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CBS Renews Fourth Rookie Series!

God Friended Me – Cara Bloom (Violet Beane), Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall) and Rakesh (Suraj Sharma) – Photo courtesy of CBS.

CBS has renewed God Friended Me for the 2019-20 season.

God Friended Me is a humorous, uplifting drama about an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from “God” and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.

CBS RENEWS GOD FRIENDED ME FOR SECOND SEASON

CBS announced today that it has renewed the freshman hit drama GOD FRIENDED ME for the 2019-2020 broadcast season.

“We’re thrilled with how GOD FRIENDED ME has performed on Sundays. It’s one of the top three new series on television, has improved its time period significantly, and continues a long tradition of prestige dramas for CBS on the night,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. Added Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President of Programming, “Our amazing cast and producers have done a wonderful job of bringing this series to life each week with humorous and inspirational storylines. Viewers have clearly embraced our characters and the positive message the show delivers.”

GOD FRIENDED ME is the Network’s second-most-watched new series and the most-watched scripted series on Sunday, averaging 10 million viewers. The uplifting family drama stars Brandon Micheal Hall, Violett Beane, Suraj Sharma, Javicia Leslie and Joe Morton. Greg Berlanti, Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt, Sarah Schechter and Marcos Siega are the executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.

Boo-Tiful Screamers Highlight CBS’ Halloween!

The Halloween spirit is strong at CBS with special episodes of dramas, comedies, game shows and soaps planned to showcase the season.

Check out the taglines for six primetime series; two soaps and two game shows – and the annual broadcast of the Michael Jackson’s Halloween special, below.

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LeBron James Competition Series Million Dollar Mile Ordered By CBS!

CBS has ordered a new competition series from executive producers LeBron James and Maverick Carter, Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan, as well as Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television.

Million Dollar Mile (working title) will challenge everyday athletes’ physical and mental toughness over the most challenging course ever designed and a group of elite athletes with one mission – stop the contestants from winning the money at all costs.

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20/20 Special Edition Documents Efforts to Save Thailand 13!

CBS newsmagazine 20/20 will broadcast a special edition – Thailand Rescue: Race Against Time – on Tuesday, July 10th.

The special will document the rescue efforts to save 12 boys and their coach who became trapped in a cave in Thailand on June 23 after their exit became blocked by flash flooding.

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Bradley Cooper to Executive Produce Sixth Stand Up To Cancer Fundraising Special!

The sixth Stand Up To Cancer fundraising special – executive produced by Bradley Cooper – is set to air on September 7th.

The special – which will air simultaneously on more than 50 American and Canadian broadcast and cable networks – marks ten years of ‘making an impact in groundbreaking cancer research.

Details follow.

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CBS Renews 11 More Shows!

CBS has announced its renewal of 11 more shows including rookie Bull and five more procedurals (Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans).

Political drama Madame Secretary made the cut along with reality series The Amazing Race and Survivor.

News shows 60 Minutes and 48 Hours round out the new renewals.

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