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The Netflix 8-part drama The Serpent will debut online on April 2.

Serial murderer Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim), known as the Bikini Killer, preys on Western tourists in Southeast Asia during the 1970s.

Jenna Coleman co-stars.

Here is a trailer for The Serpent:

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Here is the list of the programming options to expect on TV this coming week:

On March 29, the season finale of Bulletproof will air on The CW at 8 PM; while that same night the two-hour season finale of Snowpiercer will air on TNT starting at 9 PM.

The season finale of Resident Alien will air on Syfy on March 31 at 10 PM.

On April 1, Manifest will air its season premiere on NBC at 8 PM followed by a new episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit at 9 PM and the debut of Law & Order: Organized Crime at 10 PM. Christopher Meloni, reprising his role as Elliot Stabler, returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. Stabler will aim to rebuild his life as part of a new elite task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful criminal syndicates one by one. The cast includes Dylan McDermott and Tamara Taylor.

The Walking Dead will air its 10th season finale on AMC+ online on April 1.

On April 2, the cable network debut of the 2016-2018 DirecTV series Ice will air on Starz at 9 PM. A diamond dealer navigates the culturally diverse and otherwise treacherous world of the diamond business. The cast includes Cam Gigandet, Jeremy Sisto, Donald Sutherland, Ray Winstone, Judith Shekoni and Audrey Marie Anderson.

The Netflix feature film Concrete Cowboy will debut online on April 2. Sent to live with his estranged father (Idris Elba) for the summer, a rebellious teen (Caleb McLaughlin) finds kinship in a tight-knit Philadelphia community of Black cowboys. The cast includes Lorraine Toussaint, Method Man and Jharrel Jerome.

Also on April 2, the Netflix 8-part drama The Serpent will debut online. Serial murderer Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim), known as the Bikini Killer, preys on Western tourists in Southeast Asia during the 1970s. Jenna Coleman co-stars.

The Hallmark Channel movie One Perfect Wedding will debut on April 3 at 9 PM. With Cara (Taylor Cole) leaving on an international book tour in two weeks and Ben’s (Jack Turner) business expansion keeping him busy, the couple decides they won’t let work commitments postpone their nuptials any longer. So, they book the Clara Lake chalet and head back to where their romance began for a small, intimate wedding with friends and family just 10 days away. With the help of their best friends Megan (Rukiya Bernard) and Sean (Dewshane Williams), Cara and Ben feel nothing can stop them from having the perfect wedding.

On April 4, the UPtv movie When We Last Spoke will debut at 7 PM. The movie centers around two sisters who, in 1967, are abandoned and raised by grandparents in the town of Fireside in this heartwarming tale of family, friendship and forgiveness. The film stars Corbin Bernsen, Melissa Gilbert and the late Cloris Leachman.

The movie Color of Love will debut on Lifetime at 8 PM on April 4. The movie follows Monica Henderson (Deborah JoyWinans), an African American widow with two kids who has so much love to give, she often fosters children who need a home. When she finds out that Peter and Rachel, the white brother and sister she fostered twice before, fled from their latest foster home, she takes them in again. Fearing the kids are in danger of slipping through the cracks of a flawed system, she begins the process of adopting them. Despite Monica’s mother and her boyfriend Theo’s beliefs that Peter and Rachel may be better off with a white family, Monica’s love for the kids puts the question of what makes a family to the test.

Also on April 4, the PBS 8-part series Atlantic Crossing will debut at 9 PM. A princess steals the heart of the president of the United States in an epic drama based on the World War II relationship of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Norwegian Crown Princess Martha. Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) stars as Roosevelt, opposite Swedish actress Sofia Helin (The Bridge) as the beautiful, politically astute Martha, who flees the Nazis with her three young children and lives under Roosevelt’s increasingly doting protection.

Lastly, he 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air on April 4 at 9 PM simultaneously on TBS and TNT; and that same night, The Walking Dead will air its 10th season finale on AMC at 9 PM.

Mark your calendars

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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:

5:05 PM:
Avengers: Endgame movie on TNT

5:30 PM:
Bad Boys movie on AC

5:55 PM:
Point Break (original) movie on HBO

6 PM:
Gourmet Detective Mysteries movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)

7 PM:
Love, Take Two movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Mission: Impossible – Fallout movie on FX

7:35 PM:
Legally Blonde movie on Showtime 2

8 PM:
Pennyworth on EPIX (Encore)
9-1-1 on FOX (Reair)
Falling for Vermont movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Gourmet Detective Mysteries: Eat, Drink and Be Buried movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

8:26 PM:
Men in Kilts on Starz (Encore)

9 PM:
Snowpiercer on TNT (NEW)
Condor on EPIX (Encore)

9:20 PM:
Spectre movie on FXM

10 PM:
Snowpiercer on TNT (NEW – Finale)
Godfather of Harlem on EPIX (Reair)
Gourmet Detective Mysteries movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)

10:01 PM:
Debris on NBC (NEW)

Enjoy!

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Hey All,

Here are the news items from this past week:

RENEWALS/DEVELOPMENT NEWS

CBS has renewed both FBI and its spin-off FBI: Most Wanted for a 4th and 3rd season respectively. In addition, the network has ordered a second spin-off FBI: International, which will follow a group of elite agents from the FBI’s International division as they travel the world with the mission of protecting Americans wherever they may be. (TV Line)

Ronald D. Moore has set sights on his next project. A small screen adaptation of the book franchise A Court of Thorns and Roses by author Sarah J. Maas. The series will be streamed on Hulu. (Cinema Blend)

TV CASTING NEWS

Steven Yeun and Ali Wong will team up for the Netflix 10-episode dramedy Beef that will be about two people who let a road rage incident burrow into their minds and slowly consume their every thought and action. (Deadline and TV Line)

Don Cheadle has signed on as narrator for the reboot of The Wonder Years. (Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Katia Winter (Blood & Treasure and Sleepy Hollow) has joined the cast of the Amazon superhero series The Boys. She will play Little Nina, a Russian mob boss with penchant for sex toys whose death ranks among the comics’ most shocking moments. (Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Patrick Schwarzenegger has joined the cast of the upcoming Amazon series The Terminal List that stars Chris Pratt in the lead role. Schwarzenegger will play Donny Mitchell, a baby-faced Special Warfare Operator. (Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Daniel di Tomasso (Major Crimes and The Witches of East End) will recur in the upcoming series The Republic of Sarah on The CW. He will play Weston, a reporter who arrives in Greylock, New Hamphsire to chronicle the life and times of the new nation. (Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs and Insatiable) will appear in the Netflix small screen adaptation of The Lincoln Lawyer, based on the best-selling novels by Michael Connelly. Gorham will play Trevor Elliott, a brilliant but enigmatic video game mogul who stands accused of killing his wife and her lover, and turns to Mickey to take on his high-profile case. (Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Stanley Tucci and David Tennant will appear in the Steven Moffat limited series Inside Man that has landed at Netflix. The 4-part series centers on a prisoner on death row in the U.S., a vicar in a quiet English town, and a math teacher trapped in a cellar, as they cross paths in the most unexpected way. (Deadline)

Chyler Leigh will return to Grey’s Anatomy as Lexie Gray in the April 1 episode. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The HBO series about the Los Angeles Lakes of the 1980s has added Jason Segal and Bo Burnham to its cast. Segal will play Paul Westhead, a Shakespeare professor who leaves grading papers behind to be assistant coach of the Lakers; while Burnham will play Boston Celtic star Larry Bird. (Variety)

Legendary director John Waters will appear in a guest starring role in the 4th season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The role he will play is being kept under wraps, though. (Variety)

Evan Peters, Niecy Nash, Penelope Ann Miller and Richard Jenkins have joined the cast of the latest Netflix production Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Peters will play the title role while Miller and Jenkins will play his parents Joyce and Lionel. Nash will play Glenda Cleveland, a neighbor of Dahmer’s who alerted police and the FBI to his suspicious behavior, but they did not listen. (Variety)

The Witcher has added new cast members for season 2, including Graham McTavish (Outlander), Kevin Doyle (Downton Abbey and Miss Scarlet and The Duke), Simon Callow (Outlander) and Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton). (Facebook)

Jamie Foxx will play boxing legend Mike Tyson in a new biographical limited series simply titled Tyson. (Variety)

Naomie Harris will play a lead role in the Showtime series The May Who Fell to Earth, based on the Walter Tevis novel and the Nicolas Roeg film that starred David Bowie. The movie will star Chiwetel Ejiofor as an alien who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future. Harris will play Justin Falls, a brilliant scientist and engineer who must conquer her own demons in the race to save two worlds. (Variety)

FILM CASTING NEWS

Pierce Brosnan will play Dr. Fate in the upcoming superhero movie Black Adam alongside Dwayne Johnson, who plays the title role. Dr. Fate, aka Kent Nelson, is a founding member of the Justice Society who gains superpowers through putting on the magical Helmet of Fate. (Variety)

Ron Livingson will take over the role of Henry Allen from Billy Crudup in the upcoming movie The Flash. (Variety)

Forest Whitaker will star alongside Tom Hardy in the upcoming Netflix crime drama film Havoc.  After a drug deal gone wrong, a bruised detective must fight his way through a criminal underworld to rescue a politician’s estranged son, while unraveling a deep web of corruption and conspiracy that ensnares his entire city. (Variety)

Keanu Reeves will star in and produce both a live-action film and an anime series adaptation of Brzrkr, which is a brutally epic saga about an immortal warrior’s 80,000 year fight through the ages. The man known only as ‘B’ (Reeves) is half-mortal and half-god, cursed and compelled to violence even at the sacrifice of his sanity. But after wandering the earth for centuries, B may have finally found a refuge: working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else. In exchange, B will be granted the one thing he desires – the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence…and how to end it. (Variety)

Actress-director Emerald Fennell (the Oscar-nominated director of Promising Young Woman and actress, who played Camilla Bowles in The Crown) has been tapped to write Zatanna, a big-screen adaptation of the DC Comics heroine. (Variety)

Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), newcomer Philemon Chambers and Luke MacFarlane (Killjoys) will star in the holiday-themed romantic comedy Netflix film Single All the Way. Desperate to avoid his family’s judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter (Urie) convinces his best friend Nick (MacFarlane) to join him for the holidays and pretend that they’re now in a relationship. But when Peter’s mother sets him up on a blind date with her handsome trainer James (Chambers), the plan goes awry. The cast includes Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Najimy and Jennifer Robertson. (Variety)

Halle Berry will star opposite Mark Wahlberg in the upcoming Netflix spy movie Our Man from New Jersey. The film is described as a blue collar James Bond, but their roles are being kept under wraps. (Variety)

Dame Helen Mirren has joined the cast of the upcoming spin-off film Shazam: Fury of the Gods. Mireen will play the villain Hespera. (Deadline)

Katie Cassidy (Arrow) has joined the cast of the upcoming movie Agent Game that is set to star Dremot Mulroney, Mel Gibson, Katherine McNamara (Shadowhunters), Rhys Coiro (Graceland), and Annie Ilonzeh (Chicago Fire). Mulroney stars as Harris, a CIA officer involved in missions to detain and relocate foreign nationals for interrogation. When a political shift in Washington turns his allies into enemies, Harris finds himself the scapegoat for a detainee’s murder and must run from a team of operatives sent to bring him in (McNamara and Coiro), led by a ruthless double agent (Ilonzeh). Gibson appears as an intelligence official running the unsanctioned covert operation to hunt down the disgraced spy. There are currently no details on what role Cassidy will play in the film. (Deadline)

Morgan Freeman, Alfre Woodard, Common and Trevor Jackson (Grown-ish) will star in the movie Hate to See You Go that tells the story of Sonny Bell (Freeman), an aging Chicago Blues musician, who refuses to retire and defiantly hits the road with his band for one last long-shot to keep doing the only thing that makes them all feel truly alive––play Blues. (Deadline)

That’s it. Enjoy!

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On April 1, Law & Order: Organized Crime will debut on NBC at 10 PM.

Christopher Meloni, reprising his role as Elliot Stabler, returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. Stabler will aim to rebuild his life as part of a new elite task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful criminal syndicates one by one.

The cast includes Dylan McDermott and Tamara Taylor.

Here is a trailer for Law & Order: Organized Crime:

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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:

6 PM:
Gourmet Detective movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
The Bourne Identity movie on BBC America

6:58 PM:
The Gloaming on Starz (Encore)

7 PM:
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Avengers: Endgame movie on TNT

8 PM:
The Equalizer on CBS (NEW – Return)
The Gloaming on Starz (NEW)
Matchmaker Mysteries: Killer Engagement movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum movie on Cinemax
Guardians of the Galaxy movie on FX

8:30 PM:
The Bourne Supremacy movie on BBC America

8:55 PM:
Men in Kilts on Starz (NEW)

9 PM:
NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS (NEW – Return)
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist on NBC (NEW – Return – New Night)
Pennyworth on EPIX (NEW)
When Calls the Heart on Hallmark Channel (NEW)
Howards End on PBS (Reair)
Peggy Sue Got Married movie on Encore
Dirty Dancing movie on HBO 2
Now You See Me movie on IFC

9:25 PM:
Mulan (animated) movie Freeform

9:30 PM:
The Luminaries on Starz (NEW – Finale)

10 PM:
The Rookie on ABC (NEW – Return)
NCIS: New Orleans on CBS (NEW – Return)
Condor on EPIX (NEW)
Matchmaker Mysteries movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
Howards End on PBS (Reair)

10:34 PM:
The Gloaming on Starz (Encore)

Enjoy!

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It was a night filled with reality, news, wrestling and repeats along with four Friday night dramas airing new episodes on the major networks.

Here is how those four Friday night dramas fared in the overall ratings last week:

8 PM Shows:
MacGyver (CBS) [NEW] – 4.2 million viewers
The Blacklist (NBC) [NEW] – 3.2 million viewers

9 PM Show:
Magnum P.I. (CBS) [NEW] – 5.4 million viewers

10 PM Show:
Blue Bloods (CBS) [NEW] – 6.2 million viewers

What did you watch on TV last night. Please share.

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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:

5:15 PM:
Blade Runner 2049 movie HBO2

5:30 PM:
Twister movie on CMT

5:45 PM:
Green Book movie on Showtime 2

6 PM:
The Good Witch’s Charm on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)

6:10 PM:
Tangled (animated) movie on Freeform

7 PM:
You’re Bacon Me Crazy movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)

8 PM:
The Good Witch’s Destiny on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
Jack Reacher movie on A&E

8:20 PM:
Mary Poppins Returns movie on Freeform

8:30 PM:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie on Syfy

9 PM:
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart movie on Hallmark Channel (DEBUT)

10 PM:
The Good Witch’s Wonder on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug movie on AMC
The Shawshank Redemption movie on BET
Men in Black: International movie on Starz

Enjoy!

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Last night’s primetime line-up on the major networks included lots of repeats, some comedies and reality and a little bit of news as well as new episodes of four Thursday night dramas.

Here is how those four Thursday night dramas fared in the overall ratings last week:

8 PM Show:
Station 19 (ABC) [NEW] – 5 million viewers

9 PM Shows:
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) [NEW] – 4.9 million viewers
Legacies (The CW) [NEW] – 502,000 viewers

10 PM Show:
A Million Little Things (ABC) [NEW] – 3.1 million viewers

What did you watch on TV last night. Please share.

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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:

NOTE: The Disney+ drama The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers will debut online today.

5 PM:
Just Wright movie on BET

5:30 PM:
The Proposal movie on VH1

6 PM:
An Uncommon Grace movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
1917 movie on Showtime

6:09 PM:
The Broken Hearts Gallery movie on Starz

7 PM:
All of My Heart movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Forrest Gump movie on AMC
Bohemian Rhapsody movie on FX
Tombstone movie on Paramount Network

7:08 PM:
St. Elmo’s Fire movie on Encore

8 PM:
The Blacklist on NBC (NEW)
Follow Your Heart movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
Columbiana movie on Syfy

8:51 PM:
Little Women (2019) movie on Starz

9 PM:
Christmas at the Plaza movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)

9:30 PM:
Clueless movie on POP

10 PM:
Wynonna Earp on Syfy (NEW)
Mystery 101: Killer Timing movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
The Green Mile movie on AMC
Bohemian Rhapsody movie on FX
The Proposal movie on VH1

Enjoy!

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