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The Best, Worst and Weirdest Moments of Upfronts Week 2022

That’s all, folks. The TV industry’s return to in-person upfront presentations across Manhattan concluded Thursday with the joyful sound of Stevie Wonder rocking “Superstitution” at the CW’s New…

‘She-Ra’ Live-Action Amazon Series Sets Nicole Kassell to Direct (EXCLUSIVE)

The “She-Ra” live-action series in development at Amazon has brought on Nicole Kassell to direct, Variety has learned exclusively. Variety previously reported that the show was in early development…

Jensen Ackles on How ‘The Winchesters’ Reveals New ‘Supernatural’ Mythology While Honoring Canon

How will The CW’s upcoming “Supernatural” prequel series find a way to tell a new story about Sam and Dean’s parents without undoing 15 seasons’ worth of backstory?…

‘Fearless,’ ‘Cold War’ Series in the Works as Bill Kong’s Edko Film Takes First Steps Into Streaming (EXCLUSIVE)

TV series adaptations of “Fearless” and “Cold War,” two of the highest-profile Hong Kong action movies of the 21st century, are now in development. The shift into TV…

NBC Drama Pilot ‘Found’ Casts Kelli Williams (EXCLUSIVE)

The NBC drama pilot “Found” has cast Kelli Williams, Variety has learned exclusively. Williams joins previously announced series lead Shanola Hampton in the project along with fellow cast…

‘Scarlet’ Review: A Daydream Believer Makes Her Own Magic in Lovely French Romance

A slight but satisfying choice to open Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, Pietro Marcello’s “Scarlet” isn’t quite a fairy tale, although it certainly feels like one…

‘This Is Us’ Creator Dan Fogelman and Star Mandy Moore on Saying Goodbye to Rebecca Ahead of Finale

(SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “The Train,” the May 17 episode of “This Is Us.”) The end is very near. During Tuesday’s…

‘Black-ish’ Brought Viewers Truth, Laughter and a Different American Dream

“I’m just a Black dude who is living his version of the American dream,” Anthony Anderson’s character, Andre “Dre” Johnson, announces in the Season 8 finale of ABC’s…

Ronen Rubinstein and ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Showrunner on Carlos and T.K.’s Big Finale Question

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “A Bright and Cloudless Morning,” the May 16 season finale of “9-1-1: Lone Star.” The third season…

‘LA Law’ Sequel Series, Jo Koy Comedy Pilot Not Moving Forward at ABC

ABC has passed on placing series orders for the “LA Law” sequel and Jo Koy comedy “Josep” after both pilots were reviewed by the network, Variety has learned. The…

‘Rookie’ Spinoff With Niecy Nash-Betts, ‘Alaska’ With Hilary Swank, ‘Not Dead Yet’ With Gina Rodriguez Ordered at ABC

ABC has picked up “The Rookie” spinoff starring Niecy Nash-Betts as well as the drama “Alaska” starring Hilary Swank and the comedy “Not Dead Yet” starring Gina Rodriguez…

CBS Orders Three Dramas for 2022-2023 Broadcast Season, No Comedy Pilots Going Forward

CBS has ordered three new drama shows for the 2022-2023 broadcast season. According to sources, the network has decided not to move forward with any of its four…