In this edition of TV Bits:

  • CBS has renewed – and canceled – several shows.
  • Kevin Smith gives an update on his Masters of the Universe series.
  • Ricky Gervais’ After Life gets a third season at Netflix.
  • Watch a trailer for Yellowstone season 3.
  • Peacock signs a deal with Apple.
  • History has canceled Project Blue Book and Knightfall.
  • Hey, remember Quibi? They’re still around, and still picking up new shows!
  • Fuller House is ending. Let us all bow our heads.
  • Room 104 is ending with season 4.
  • The Smash cast is reuniting to stream Bombshell In Concert.
  • Get a first look at the One Day at a Time animated special.

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girl who could move shit with her mind

Alex Kurtzman‘s television and movie production company Secret Hideout has scored the rights to Jackson Ford’s novel The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind, with the intent of adapting it to TV. The novel follows a girl with telekinetic powers who is forced to clear her name after she’s accused of murder. The book is the first in a series, with a sequel due out this summer.

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the equalizer tv series reboot

The Equalizer, which started its life as a TV series and then became a Denzel Washington movie series, is about to become a TV series again. And Queen Latifah is going to star. Like the original series (and the movies), the story focuses on a mysterious figure who uses their specific set of skills to help those who have no one left to turn to.

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picard series director

20 years later, one first officer of Star Trek: The Next Generation is getting promoted to captain for CBS All Access’ upcoming Jean-Luc Picard series. Jonathan Frakes, who played William Riker in the beloved sci-fi series, has been tapped as a Picard series director, reuniting him with his USS Enterprise captain played by Patrick Stewart.

However, Frakes, who has directed plenty of TV and Star Trek projects since he left the role of Riker, won’t be stepping in front of the camera for the still-untitled Picard series. That will be left to Stewart and his newest cast members, including Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, and Isa Briones.

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the twilight zone extended trailer

Jordan Peele‘s highly anticipated reboot of The Twilight Zone is debuting on CBS All Access, and if you’re not excited about that yet, you should be. Peele and company bring Rod Serling’s iconic series fully into the 21st century, and bring along some famous faces in the process. Below, watch a new Twilight Zone extended trailer overflowing with menace, paranoia and big surprises. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, The Twilight Zone.

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picard series cast

Patrick Stewart‘s Jean-Luc Picard has secured himself two new shipmates. Big Little LiesSantiago Cabrera and Blindspot‘s Michelle Hurd are joining the Picard series cast, which will feature the Star Trek: Next Generation actor reprising his iconic role as the captain of the USS Enterprise.

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star trek discovery featurette

When Section 31 was first introduced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s sixth season, the clandestine organization was cloaked in secrecy. But as the secret group has made more appearances — first in the alt-timeline “Kelvin” reboot movie Star Trek Into Darkness, and most recently Star Trek: Discovery — more light has been shed on what exactly Section 31 is. Now a new Star Trek: Discovery featurette released by CBS All Access delves into Section 31, and its grand designs — as well as the design of its sleek, dark set.

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the twilight zone super bowl trailer

CBS has dropped the first The Twilight Zone Super Bowl trailer, showing executive producer and host Jordan Peele introducing the reboot of the iconic Rod Serling sci-fi series. The series is set to debut on CBS All Access in April.

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the red line trailer

Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti are teaming up for a special event series following the lives of three Chicago families in the wake of a police shooting of an unarmed black man. CBS has released an extended The Red Line trailer for this eight-episode series, which stars Noah Wyle and more.

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star trek spin-off

The upcoming Picard Star Trek spin-off series almost didn’t have its beloved captain at the helm. It was announced in August 2018 that Patrick Stewart would reprise his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in an upcoming Star Trek series for CBS All Access, but it turns out it took a little wrangling for the actor to boldly return to the role.

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