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Disney XD Greenlights Comedy Pilot ‘MTX’

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Disney XD has ordered a pilot for live-action comedy “MTX!,” starring budding talent Nathaniel Potvin, whose previous credits include Disney’s “Girl Meets World” and “Jessie.” The concept for the series is that Ryan (Potvin) possesses the power of technopathy, or the ability to control technology with your mind, which he uses to defeat the monsters… Read more »

Film Review: ‘3 Holes and a Smoking Gun’

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The story of a hotly coveted unproduced screenplay that itself could use some drastic revisions, “3 Holes and a Smoking Gun” proves that there’s a chasm-wide difference between talking about what constitutes — and actually being — great writing. A dialogue-driven affair devoid of a single believable utterance or attendant reaction to circumstances or incidents, Hilarion Banks’… Read more »

Paramount Expanding ‘Transformers’ Universe with Spinoffs, Sequels

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Paramount Pictures, Michael Bay and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are bringing on Akiva Goldsman to help expand the “Transformers” cinematic universe. Deadline reports Goldsman would not be writing but instead assembling and overseeing a “writers room” to hatch an idea for how to tackle a two-part sequel in the film’s franchise in addition to potential spinoffs…. Read more »

Watch: Patrick Stewart Goes Wild in ‘Blunt Talk’ Teaser

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Starz has released a first-look teaser for its upcoming comedy series “Blunt Talk,” starring Patrick Stewart. The show is exec produced by Seth MacFarlane and the show’s creator-showrunner Jonathan Ames, as well as Tristram Shapeero (“Community”) and Stephanie Davis (“Bored to Death”). In the teaser, Stewart plays Walter Blunt, a cable newsman and U.K. transplant… Read more »

Masi Oka Returning for NBC’s ‘Heroes Reborn’

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Masi Oka, who played the lovable space-time manipulator Hiro Nakamura on the NBC drama “Heroes,” will reprise his role as a guest star for the show’s successor, the miniseries “Heroes Reborn.” “I’m excited to return to my ‘Heroes’ roots,” said Oka, who was nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role…. Read more »

Billy Gardell Ready to Roll the Dice as ‘Monopoly Millionaires’ Club’ Host

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“Monopoly Millionaires’ Club,” the extremely flashy Las Vegas-set continuation of the multistate lottery game that ran last year, premieres this weekend. And while there are some hurdles that might keep it from passing “go” right away — the show is syndicated instead of dedicated to one network because some states don’t have a lottery system, and the… Read more »

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Host Nick Jonas Teases Surprise Celebrity Guests

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The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards is right around the corner, and the 28th annual slime-fest is set to be bigger than ever. For the first time, the show will be simulcast across Viacom properties Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons and TV Land, in addition to live streaming on Nick.com and the Nick App. Following the live show, encores will air across… Read more »

Box Office: ‘Home’ Heading Over Forecasts for $44 Million Opening; ‘Get Hard’ Looking at $38 Million

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DreamWorks/Fox’s animated comedy “Home” is heading for a better-than-forecasted $44 million opening weekend while the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart buddy comedy “Get Hard” is looking at $38 million. Early projections showed “Home” notching a $12 million opening day on Friday, including $650,000 at Thursday night  shows — a promising start with 15% of K-12 schools out for spring break…. Read more »

Digital Tracking: DreamWorks Animation to Find a ‘Home’ Atop Box Office

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Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends – analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in… Read more »

iHeartRadio Music Awards Return for Second Year

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Does America really need another music awards show? Maybe not, but as the success of the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards showed last year, there’s plenty of room in the kudosphere regardless. Now entering its second year with a broadcast on March 29, the ceremony is the prime showcase for radio giant iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel),… Read more »