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‘Game of Thrones’: Lena Headey Admits She Wanted a Better Ending for Queen Cersei

‘Game of Thrones’: Lena Headey Admits She Wanted a Better Ending for Queen Cersei
[Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for “Game of Thrones” Season 8.]

When HBO’s seminal fantasy series “Game of Thrones” wrapped up its truncated final season last month, the show inevitably ended with a slew of deaths for some of its signature characters, including Lena Headey’s embattled Queen Cersei, who ended her eight-season run in tragic fashion.

Despite making a last minute attempt to escape King’s Landing, suddenly turned into a flamed-out battleground after years of threats, Headey’s Cersei ultimately perished in the bowels of the city, clinging to her brother and lover Jaime as everything literally collapsed around them. It was quick, sad, and a touch confusing, and perhaps not the best way to send out two of the series’ most complex characters.

In a new interview with The Guardian, Headey herself admitted that she has her her “own gripes” with the way the series wrapped. She told the outlet, “I invested as
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‘The Tick’ Creator Confirms Canceled Amazon Series Fails To Find New Home

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‘The Tick’ Creator Confirms Canceled Amazon Series Fails To Find New Home
The Tick creator Ben Edlund delivered a dose of bad news to fans this weekend. Despite shopping the canceled Amazon series, there are no takers.

“After much door-knocking we have found no new home for the Tick series in this current market. #SaveTheTick & #LunaTickArmy I’m sorry we could not reward your glorious support with better news,” Edlund tweeted Friday. “I am so proud of the show, of the cast and crew and writers, and so warmed by the fans.”

Still, Edlund said he’s looking for another way to continue the story.

“We will look for other opportunities to continue this story with this cast, but the current series must I’m afraid come to its end,” he wrote in a second tweet.

He urged fans to stay positive because “The Tick always comes back.”
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Freida Pinto Rounds Out Cast of Ron Howard and Netflix’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ (Exclusive)

Freida Pinto Rounds Out Cast of Ron Howard and Netflix’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ (Exclusive)
Freida Pinto, Bo Hopkins and Owen Asztalos have rounded out the ensemble of Netflix’s adaptation of “Hillbilly Elegy,” directed by Ron Howard.

Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Haley Bennett and Gabriel Basso are also on board to star.

Based on J.D. Vance’s bestselling memoir, the pic is a modern exploration of the American dream and follows three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, a Yale law student forced to return to his hometown.

The Shape of Water” screenwriter Vanessa Taylor adapted the script, with Howard, Brian Grazer and Karen Lunder producing for Imagine Entertainment. Julie Oh and Vance will executive produce.

Imagine has been developing the movie since it acquired the rights in 2017. Netflix boarded the project in January after winning a heated bidding war to finance the $45 million feature.

Best known for her role in “Slumdog Millionaire,” Pinto already has tied to Netflix,
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Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union Speak About Horrific "L.A.’s Finest" On-Set Accident

Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union Speak About Horrific
Actresses Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba spoke about how the horrific accident on the set of their action cop series “L.A.’s Finest” affected them and the crew at the 59th Monte Carlo Television Festival Saturday.

They also paid tribute to the main victim of the incident, executive producer/co-showrunner Brandon Sonnier, whose leg was amputated below the knee as a result.

In February, a stunt car on the San Pedro, California set of the show struck a shipping container causing it to roll onto Sonnier and co-showrunner Brandon Margolis, who were watching the car stunt scene on a monitor in the video village.
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Dick Wolf Plots ‘First-Ever’ Cross-Network Crossover

Dick Wolf Plots ‘First-Ever’ Cross-Network Crossover
Veteran television producer Dick Wolf, best known for creating the “Law & Order” franchise, is eyeing what he believes will be the first-ever cross-network crossover.

The crossover would be between his CBS freshman procedural “FBI” or its in-the-works spinoff “FBI: Most Wanted” and one of his NBC shows, such as “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” or “Chicago P.D.

The decision whether to go with “FBI” or its spinoff, and which NBC show to partner with “depends on which story wins,” he told Variety at the Monte Carlo TV Festival on Saturday.

Wolf said the cross-network crossover was his idea,
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TVLine Podcast: Dream Emmy Nominee Heléne Yorke on How The Other Two Aces Comedic Chemistry, Nails Taboo Topics 'Like Who Gets to Eat the Pizza'

TVLine Podcast: Dream Emmy Nominee Heléne Yorke on How The Other Two Aces Comedic Chemistry, Nails Taboo Topics 'Like Who Gets to Eat the Pizza'
Prior to sitting down for her first TVLine Podcast interview, The Other Two star Heléne Yorke had no idea that people were carrying around tote bags emblazoned with a photo of her character, dancer-turned-realtor-turned-millenial-manager Brooke Dubek. She definitely knows now.

“I’m gonna frame this,” Yorke says with delight when TVLine Executive Editor Andy Swift shows her a photo of the fan-made item. “My god, that’s unbelievable.”

Yorke co-stars with Drew Tarver (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) in the Comedy Central series about hapless adult siblings whose teen brother becomes a pop star nearly overnight. Former Saturday Night Live writers Chris Kelly
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‘Game of Thrones’: Lena Headey Admits She Wanted a Better Ending for Queen Cersei

‘Game of Thrones’: Lena Headey Admits She Wanted a Better Ending for Queen Cersei
[Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for “Game of Thrones” Season 8.]

When HBO’s seminal fantasy series “Game of Thrones” wrapped up its truncated final season last month, the show inevitably ended with a slew of deaths for some of its signature characters, including Lena Headey’s embattled Queen Cersei, who ended her eight-season run in tragic fashion.

Despite making a last minute attempt to escape King’s Landing, suddenly turned into a flamed-out battleground after years of threats, Headey’s Cersei ultimately perished in the bowels of the city, clinging to her brother and lover Jaime as everything literally collapsed around them. It was quick, sad, and a touch confusing, and perhaps not the best way to send out two of the series’ most complex characters.

In a new interview with The Guardian, Headey herself admitted that she has her her “own gripes” with the way the series wrapped. She told the outlet, “I invested as
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Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union Speak Out About the Tragic Accident on the Set of L.A.'s Finest

Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union Speak Out About the Tragic Accident on the Set of L.A.'s Finest
Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba play two tough-as-nails detectives on L.A.'s Finest, but the two women hold significant power behind the scenes too. They serve as executive producers and work hard to create a pioneering environment that empowers women, people of color, and even working moms. But

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Quotes of the Week: Jessica Jones, S.H.I.E.L.D., Bold Type, Claws and More

This Father’s Day, get Dad what he really wants: a fresh installment of Quotes of the Week, obviously.

This time around, our photo gallery includes Claws‘ surprising shout-out to an Oscar-nominated movie, a CBS-centric jab at a Card Sharks contestant, the truth about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Deke and an effective coping mechanism for The Bold Type‘s Kat.

Also featured in this week’s roundup: double doses of Lucifer, Big Little Lies and Marvel’s Jessica Jones, plus sound bites from Jane the Virgin, Late Night With Seth Meyers, Match Game and more.
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Quotes From the ‘Deadwood’ Cast That Will Inspire You to Watch

Quotes From the ‘Deadwood’ Cast That Will Inspire You to Watch
Technically, you don’t have to watch all three seasons of HBO’s “Deadwood,” the legendary, canceled-too-soon series from singular television visionary David Milch before viewing this year’s towering TV movie that served as a final chapter in a narrative that deserved a proper ending.

But you’re not the kind of monster who reads the end of a book first, are you? Of course not. With just 36 hour-longish episodes – all available to stream on HBO Go, along with the movie – you could binge the entirety of the series over a long weekend. Or make it a leisurely viewing and spread your watch over an entire week!

And if our word isn’t enough for you, here are a few alluring anecdotes IndieWire exclusively got from the returning cast about the original series, the new movie, and working with each other to encourage you to make “Deadwood” your viewing destination this summer.
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Grey's Anatomy Shouldn't Give Up on Jackson and Maggie — Here's Why

Grey's Anatomy Shouldn't Give Up on Jackson and Maggie — Here's Why
We haven’t always been Team Jaggie. Though Grey’s Anatomy stars Jesse Williams and Kelly McCreary are scalpel-sharp actors who make a gorgeous on-screen couple, the pairing of Jackson and Maggie just didn’t work for us. But now we don’t want the show to give up on them. “Whaaat?” you say.

It all comes down to two words: Mr. Monopoly. During Jaggie’s spectacular fight in the Season 15 finale, Maggie at last stood up to Jackson. She called him on his upbringing as the wealthiest of Richie Riches; she lit into him for the patronizing way he
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Jessica Jones' Krysten Ritter Weighs In on That Episode 7 Smackdown: 'I Didn't Totally Think Jessica Would Do That'

The following post contains spoilers for the final season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones, up to and including Episode 7.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones has never been one to back down from a fight. But in the drama’s third and final season, there was one confrontation Jessica should have walked away from, according to the woman who portrays her.

In Episode 7, titled “A.K.A The Double Half-Wappinger,” Jessica and estranged sister Trish Walker take a road trip to Wappinger Falls, the small town where this season’s Big Bad — serial killer Gregory Salinger — was raised. Having reached a dead end in Hell’s Kitchen,
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Lena Dunham Returns to HBO to Direct International High-Finance Series ‘Industry’

Lena Dunham Returns to HBO to Direct International High-Finance Series ‘Industry’
Lena Dunham is returning to HBO for a brand-new series. Variety reports that the “Girls” and “Camping” creator is heading back to the cable outfit to direct and executive produce “Industry,” an eight-part series that will center around “a group of twenty-somethings breaking into the world of international finance.”

Created by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, who previously worked in the international finance arena themselves, the show will follow “a group of young graduates competing for a limited set of permanent positions at a top investment bank in London. The boundaries between colleague, friend, lover, and enemy soon blur as they immerse themselves in a company culture defined by sex, drugs, and ego as well as deals and dividends.”

Dunham will direct the pilot episode of “Industry” and will executive produce the entire series alongside Kay and Down. Variety reports that there “are currently no plans for her to appear in the series.
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The TVLine-Up: What's Returning, New and Leaving the Week of June 16

This weekly feature is in addition to TVLine’s daily What to Watch listings.

With nearly 500 scripted shows now airing across broadcast, cable, streaming and whatever “IMDb Freedive” is, it’s easy to forget that a favorite comedy is returning, or that the new “prestige drama” you anticipated is about to debut. So consider this our reminder to set your DVR, order a Season Pass, pop a fresh Memorex into the Vcr… however it is you roll.

This week, you’ll find nearly three-dozen premieres (including Good Trouble and Euphoria), a half-dozen finales (including The Chi and L.A.’s Finest) and so much more.
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‘Frankie Drake Mysteries’ Review: Jazz Age Private Eyes Make Crime-Fighting Feminist and Frothy

Summer is usually the time for tea of the iced variety, but if one is into cozy murder mysteries, a warm cuppa will do just as well to accompany the influx of detective shows from overseas or across the border. “Frankie Drake Mysteries” arrives on Ovation’s shores by way of Canada this Saturday, and it’s the entertaining but not overly taxing fare that is best consumed during these warmer months.

Set in 1920s Toronto, the series follows in the footsteps of shows like “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries” from Down Under, and is created, written, and directed by women. Besides taking place in the same era, albeit on the other side of the globe, “Frankie Drake Mysteries” also features an independent-minded woman who flouts gender norms and solves crimes that the police often overlook. The titular Frankie (Lauren Lee Smith) is daring and aspirational for the time; she wears trousers,
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Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union’s ‘L.A.’s Finest’ Opens Monte Carlo TV Festival

Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union’s ‘L.A.’s Finest’ Opens Monte Carlo TV Festival
Prince Albert II of Monaco opened the 59th Monte Carlo Television Festival on Friday at a glittering ceremony at the principality’s Grimaldi Forum attended by Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. The Hollywood actresses presented the French premiere of their action cop series “L.A.’s Finest,” which has just been renewed for a second season.

“You typically don’t get to see two women as stars of this genre – usually you get to see men – and the women typically service the male story but in ours the story revolves around us, and I think it’s refreshing and it
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Ratings: S.H.I.E.L.D. Dips on Quiet Night

Now the only scripted broadcast show airing originals on Fridays, ABC’s Agents of Shield this week drew 2.22 million total viewers (its second smallest audience of the season) and a 0.4 demo rating, ticking down on both counts from its last fresh airing.

Leading out of that, 20/20 (3.7 mil/0.6) tied both NBC’s American Ninja Warrior rerun (2.7 mil/0.6) and Dateline (3.5 mil/0.6) for the nightly demo win.

Over on CBS, Whistleblower (3.4 mil/0.3) ticked down, while a Blue Bloods repeat delivered Friday’s biggest audience (4.1 million).

Elsewhere, The CW’s Masters of Illusion (1.1 mil/0.2) was steady… and Fox’s U.S. Open golf championship
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Walking Dead, The Office, Svu and 25 Other Shows That Simply Ran Too Long

Walking Dead, The Office, Svu and 25 Other Shows That Simply Ran Too Long
Imagine if your favorite show went out on a high note rather than lingering past its prime. Alas, that fantasy often remains just that, as many series run a season (or two, or three…) too long, leaving fans to wish they had wrapped just a little bit earlier.

TVLine has gathered 28 guilty offenders who overstayed their welcome, from those that should have called it quits after their lead star’s departure (cough, TheOfficeandNashville, cough) to long-running faves that simply ran out of creative gas (we’re looking at you, How I Met Your Mother and House).

Then there are the
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Performer of the Week: Indya Moore

Performer of the Week: Indya Moore
The Performer | Indya Moore

The Show | Pose

The Episode | “Acting Up” (June 11, 2019)

The Performance | FX’s groundbreaking Lgbt drama came strong out of the gate with a powerful Season 2 premiere that showed just how far Blanca and her kids have come… and how far they still have to go. Angel’s first steps towards a mainstream modeling career captured both those highs and lows, and Moore was just stunning this week with a heartwarming, heartbreaking performance.

After Blanca convinced her to give modeling a shot, Angel worked up the courage to walk into an open call, and Moore’s face
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Annecy 2019: Disney Plus, ‘Spider-Verse,’ Anime Drive Animation Biz, Creativity to New Heights

Annecy — There has never been more business or delegates at the Annecy Animation Festival. Presentations popped. Sneaks peeks, table talk, frenzied business meetings suggest a new era of business and creativity for animation from Hollywood to Zambia. Key takeaways:

New Kid In Town: Disney Plus

“It was insane, insane” said an independent producer, very happily. He was describing the frenzied business at this year’s Annecy Animation Film Festival. One big reason: Digital Plus. Annecy marked its official coming out in international. It co-lead a joint press with Disney Channels, announced new shows, led by “Monsters at Work” and BBC-sourced “Bluey,
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