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Peter Jackson has frequently been asked what his favorite The Lord of the Rings movie is. But rarely has he been asked what his favorite scene from the fantasy epics he shot is. So of course only extreme Lord of the Rings nerd Stephen Colbert could think to ask that question, and to score the director in a parody of the fantasy series made on the very sets and locations where Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films were shot.

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Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling are two characters who are inextricably linked together in pop culture. But not in the upcoming CBS series Clarice, a sequel to the classic horror movie The Silence of the Lambs, which introduced the intrepid FBI agent in training. Because of confusing rights issues, any mention of Hannibal Lecter has been essentially banned from the series.

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Nearly 20 years after she was last seen onscreen, Clarice Starling is back. The FBI agent introduced in Thomas Harris’ 1988 novel The Silence of the Lambs was the blueprint for many characters across the spectrum of popular culture — from Dana Scully to Emily Blunt’s rookie agent in Sicario. But despite the abundant adaptations of Hannibal Lecter in both TV and film, Clarice Starling herself hasn’t been seen onscreen since 2001’s Hannibal. That will change with CBS’ upcoming crime drama Clarice, a sequel series to The Silence of the Lambs. Watch the first short Clarice trailer below.

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4 Begins Production

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Following its renewal last month, Star Trek: Discovery is going straight into warp speed for production of its upcoming fourth season. Production on Star Trek: Discovery season 4 has officially begun, announced co-showrunner Michelle Paradise, who executive produces the hit sci-fi series with Alex Kurtzman.

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Star Trek Discovery Season 3 Trailer

Star Trek: Discovery kicked off the new era of the final frontier as the first Trek-related series on the CBS All Access streaming service back in 2017. Not only is a third season on the way, but there’s the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds spin-off coming, too. But if you’ve missed out on Star Trek: Discovery because you haven’t felt like signing up for CBS All Access, this fall will give you an opportunity to start catching up, because the first season will be airing on CBS as part of the network’s fall schedule. Read More »

Stephen Colbert and James Corden Return to Studio

Production on all movies and TV shows was shut down in early April when the coronavirus pandemic started spreading quickly across the United States. However, late night television was able to make a comeback by producing episodes remotely. Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Conan O’Brien, and Samantha Bee, hosted their shows from the comfort of their home and had guests appear through video chat. But two of them will be returning to the studio soon.

ViacomCBS has revealed that both The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden will no longer be produced from the hosts’ homes. Instead, they’ll be returning to the studio, but they won’t be returning to show business as usual. Find out more below. Read More »

CBS All Access Library Expansion

Among the plethora of streaming services now available, CBS All Access was probably the one with the most disappointing library. Sure, they have good originals like the new Star Trek shows and the reboot of The Twilight Zone, but otherwise, it’s mostly a collection of old CBS shows and other TV series that have been endlessly licensed at all the other streaming services. But that changes today.

CBS All Access has added over 70 new shows from Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and other channels from the Viacom family. This comes after CBS and Viacom recently merged, and now that the programming is expanding even further beyond what CBS has to offer, they’re looking at rebranding the entire service in 2021. Read More »

star trek discovery season 3

CBS All Access announced that season 3 of its hit original series Star Trek: Discovery will premiere in October, six months after the second season finished airing on the ViacomCBS streaming service. The 13-episode third season of Star Trek: Discovery will be available on demand weekly on Thursdays for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S.

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Big Brother Season 22 Premiere

Even though Survivor has been pulled from the CBS fall schedule, the network’s other popular reality competition show will be moving ahead with a new season next month.

Big Brother will return to CBS on August 5 with an All-Stars version of the competition, bringing back previous winners, finalists, legends, memorable personalities and some of the best to never win the game. It’s the first time the Big Brother: All-Stars edition has returned since the first time it happened in 2006. Does it seem odd to anyone else that the outdoor reality competition series was removed from the fall schedule, but the show about locking people in a house is still happening? Read More »

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Some Good News, a web series that was essentially John Krasinski sitting in his house goofing off in front of a webcam all in the name of cheering up people in quarantine, is moving up in the world. Krasinski sold the rights to the web show to CBS after a bidding war. Also, he’ll no longer host it. Sources say Krasinski was hesitant to sell what started off as a free YouTube show to help distract people in lockdown, but in the end, money won.

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